Fun Fact

14 05 2010

All but two one teen dramas have main characters who are also musicians/singers.

On Beverly Hills 90210, we got our first real taste of David’s musical inclinations in season 3 when he started recording his own music and later performing at the Beverly Hills Beach Club. The storyline continued for a decent part of the season with David nearly having a record deal. At the end of season 4, David got a taste of the music life again when he toured with real-life musician Babyface. In season 8, David joined the band Jasper’s Law for a short time, which introduced us to “Keep It Together”–which I absolutely loved and still do. In an episode in the tenth season, Janet reunited with college friends and played the bass at the After Dark.

On Dawson’s Creek, Joey’s vocal talents were first revealed in season one when she performs a moving rendition of “Own My Own” for a beauty pageant. In the fifth season, Joey played with a band featuring Chad Michael Murray’s Charlie. After a few gigs, he asked her to come on tour but she declined. In the next season, Audrey fronts an all-female rock band but as her drinking spirals out of control, she has no choice but to give it up. Near the end of the series, we get one more performance from her: a beautiful, understated and haunting performance of Zakk Wylde’s “Way Beyond Empty.”

One Tree Hill has had the most musical characters by far, showcasing the talents of recurring character Jake and, more notably, Haley in the first season. Haley’s music career was a big storyline in season 2, where she performed–among other things–a duet, “When The Stars Go Blue,” with Chris Keller and later toured with him and real-life band The Wreckers. Haley gave up music for a while, though we saw her perform with another real-life band, Enation, in season 6. There’s a bigger focus on Haley’s music in the first half of season 7, where Haley has released an album and toured again, performing songs that were actually created by Bethany Joy Galeotti’s band Everly. Season 5 and season 7 introduced two more musically-inclined characters, Mia and Grubbs, but they weren’t main characters.

90210 also featured musical performances very early on with Annie and Adrianna being in the school production of Spring Awakening. Earlier this season, Adrianna serenaded Navid and has since started taking music quite seriously, writing and recording songs and performing with pop sensation, Javier, who is played by real-life musician Diego Boneta. Their duet, as far as I know, doesn’t have known title, but is called “One More Time” and I absolutely love it, and Jessica Lowndes most recently performed two of her own songs.

The O.C. and Gossip Girl have both featured real-life musical artists and the GG cast even has some who are building a music career, but neither show The O.C. hasn’t had actual main characters who were performers.

As noted below by Misty and Alyssa, there are two I left out: Beverly Hills 90210’s Ray and Gossip Girl’s Rufus.

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News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210, The O.C. and Gossip Girl

15 12 2009
  • Joe Manganiello (Owen, One Tree Hill) has been cast on True Blood.
  • Tyler Hilton (Chris Keller, One Tree Hill) will appear on The Next American Star tomorrow night.
  • Lori Loughlin (Debbie, 90210) has partnered with Torrid to raise money for an adoption foundation.
  • Chip Johannessen (co-producer, Beverly Hills 90210) has left 24 to be the executive producer/showrunner on Dexter.
  • Spoiler alert! Willa Holland (Kaitlin, The O.C.) is reportedly returning to Gossip Girl as her character Agnes.




Random Thought

10 08 2009

I don’t recall what made me start thinking about this but One Tree Hill’s Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) has had the fewest relationships of any long-time teen drama character.

She has only had sex with one guy, Nathan (James Lafferty)–but to be fair, Donna (Tori Spelling, Beverly Hills 90210) and Joey (Katie Holmes, Dawson’s Creek) are close behind with just 3 sexual partners.

Donna and Joey, however, also had several relationships.  Haley had just one with Nathan and, as far as we know, kissed a bit with Chris Keller (Tyler Hilton).

Other than that, she hasn’t been romantically or sexually linked to anyone else.  Nathan, by contrast, can be linked to–whether he likes it or not– Peyton, Taylor, Brooke  and Nanny Carrie.  The other long-time characters in Tree Hill and on the other shows have had several relationships as well.

Haley is pretty unique, no?  Then again, she did get married and have a baby by the time she graduated high school…





News Roundup: Gossip Girl, 90210 and More

30 06 2009
  • Pictures of Target’s upcoming Gossip Girl-inspired clothing line have been released.
  • Perez Hilton posted a picture of Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl) reportedly during filming.  PEOPLE.com has  a poll about his “new” look, and a poll about Gossip Girl’s filming.
  • Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl) will star in a film called A Couple of Dicks.
  • You can see a glimpse of Sebastian Stan (Carter, Gossip Girl) in the trailer for Spread.
  • The CW Source posted interviews with Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) and Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210).
  • Spoiler TV posted “behind the scenes” 90210 pictures.
  • Did you know Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) appeared in 2 episodes of Blossom?  Tiffani Amber Thieseen guest-starred once, too!  I had no idea!
  • Click here to read a brief history of the Spelling family drama.
  • Gabrielle Carteris (Andrea, Beverly Hills 90210), AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) and James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) are on TV Addict’s list of the “Most Unconvincing High School Students.”
  • Is One Tree Hill the new Beverly Hills 90210?  The New York Post thinks so.
  • Tyler Hilton (Chris Keller, One Tree Hill) canceled his summer tour.




News Roundup: Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, 90210 and More

18 06 2009
  • Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) and Jessica Szohr (Vanessa, Gossip Girl) discussed with MTV the possibility of a GG movie.
  • Meester/Blair is up for Best Bitch in the Tater Top Awards.
  • PEOPLE.com has a story on Chace Crawford’s (Nate, Gossip Girl) interview with Ryan Seacrest about being chosen as PEOPLE’s Hottest Bachelor.
  • EW.com has an article analyzing the special PEOPLE issue and Crawford’s selection.
  • Kristin has some more details on the GG/One Tree Hill time swap.
  • Ausiello has a short post on the casting of Quinn (Shantel VanSarten) as Haley’s sister on OTH.
  • Here are some more official OTH cast Twitter accounts: Antwon Tanner (Skills), Colin Fickes (Jimmy), Kate Voegle (Mia), Maria Menounos (Jules) and Tyler Hilton (Chris Keller).  Credit goes to OTH Twitter Bugs for the confirmation!
  • Ryan Eggold (Ryan, 90210) will star in a film called Trophy Kids.
  • Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210) will appear in a few episodes of Smallville next season.  Coincidentally, Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210–aka, David’s wife) appeared on Smallville last season.
  • Lindsay Price (Janet, Beverly Hills 90210) is dating Josh Radnor from How I Met Your Mother.
  • Wayne Coyne, the lead singer for The Flaming Lips, reflected on the band’s 1994 appearance on Beverly Hills 90210.
  • Parental Discretion Advised, one of The CW’s planned mid-season replacements starring Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek), has changed names again.  It’s now called Life UneXpected.




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