Spoiler: You Ask, I Answer

23 03 2010

RELEVANT QUESTIONS–DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!!!

More “90210” please, you haven’t done a Q&A in a while. -Casey
This week’s hour will feature the rebound of Mr. Navid Shirazi. His suspension for coke possession is finally up and he starts dating that new chick, Lila… who ends up having a connection to his ex, Adrianna, that is hardly comfortable.

How much trouble is Dixon’s birth mom going to cause now that she’s in Bev Hills? -RR
Mother and son will have some trouble connecting at first, but their mutual love of basketball may ease a bit of the awkwardness. Unfortunately, I’m hearing her influence may indirectly incite an online gambling addiction in Dix.

Are we finally rid of that creep Jasper? Tell me it’s over between him and Annie. -P

I can tell you no such thing. Creep be stalkin’ little miss Wilson this week. He won’t let up that easy.

Teddy and Silver on “90210”? Will it last? -Grace
There will be bumps in the road. Silver actually sends Gia (Rumer Willis) on a recon mission this week to find out if he might already be cheating on her. It doesn’t go over well. But I think these two are going to go the distance despite their issues.

Any “90210” scoop? -JenniferC
With Dixon’s biological mom staying at their house and Debbie’s yoga instructor (Greg Vaughan) being more supportive of Deb’s feelings than Harry, we’re going to start seeing the first major cracks in the Wilsons’ marriage…

Credit: Zap2it

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Only thing really new here is the gambling thing with Dixon. And to that I say, see Brandon’s storylines in seasons 3 and 6 of Beverly Hills 90210.





News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210, The O.C. and Dawson’s Creek

22 03 2010




From The CW…

22 03 2010





Weekly Poll

17 03 2010

In the last Weekly Poll, forty-seven percent of you enthusiastically said you hoped Dan was in the remaining four episodes of One Tree Hill, while 31 percent said it depends on the storyline. But another 21 percent believed the show is fine without him and the character has run its course. Forty-two percent didn’t notice Vanessa wasn’t in last week’s Gossip Girl and thought that was a good thing, while 8 percent also didn’t notice but thought that was terrible. Thirty-four percent did notice but weren’t bothered and 15 percent also noticed and missed her. Most voters–57-percent–weren’t familiar with Greg Vaughan’s character on Beverly Hills 90210 but equal numbers–21 percent each–said of course they were or they were only familiar with him a little bit. (These all add up to 99 percent. I have no idea why.)





Weekly Poll

10 03 2010

The last Weekly Poll only had two questions, both with close results. In the first one, 42 percent of voters said they see potential in Mouth and Millie Lauren but 40 percent said they’re not feeling it. Another 18 percent said they haven’t seen enough of them to say. In the second one, 35 percent said they were most excited for 90210’s mid-season premiere while 28 percent said Gossip Girl. Twenty-one percent said they were equally un-excited for both but 16 percent said they were equally excited for both.





Favorite Valentine’s Day Episodes

10 02 2010

Like I did with the Favorite Holiday Episodes series, during the next few days I will highlight some of my favorite Valentine’s Day storylines from each of the teen dramas show-by-show. Warning: it’ll be a bumpy ride!

TODAY: Beverly Hills 90210

1. Episode 2.22, Baby Makes Five

Despite airing an episode in season 1 on Valentine’s Day itself and an episode earlier in season 2 with the name My Desperate Valentine, this is the first actual V-Day focused episode. I like this ep for both its subtle seriousness and its significance. Brenda is eagerly awaiting Valentine’s Day with Dylan (technically their second together, but as I said, we didn’t get a storyline for it in season 1) and turns out Dylan has something a bit unconventional planned: getting blood drawn. As he explains, they’re actually donating their blood in recognition of the person who donated blood for him when he was seriously injured years ago on the 14th. Today the importance of donating blood is brought up time and again by the media but here and then the message was just as important but they don’t hit you over the head with it. Meanwhile, Kelly’s mom Jackie is stressed when she finds out she’s pregnant when she and Mel have only been dating for a few months. Kelly confides in Donna who in turn tells David and soon enough Mel finds out. Mel realizes he loves Jackie and wants not only have the baby but also marry her. And thus, all these years later, we have Silver on 90210.

2. Episode 5.20, You Gotta Have Heart

This episode aired a week before Valentine’s Day but revolved around a telethon at the After Dark for children with heart issues. While most of the Kelly-in-a-cult storyline is just bad, the impact it has on her relationship with Brandon comes to a head in this ep. And when Kelly is MIA for the telethon, Brandon is forced to make out with Donna for one of the segments, which is the only time we get to see these two go at it and, boy, do they go at it! Speaking of going at it, while Donna is somewhat innocently making out with Brandon, boyfriend Ray is being seduced by Valerie.

3. Episode 6.22, Bleeding Hearts

And while most of the Kelly-on-drugs storyline is just bad as well, the impact it has on her friendship with Brandon comes to a head in this ep. His Valentine’s Day plans with Susan are ruined when a drugged-out Kelly calls him for help. With his assistance she gets into a rehab program but when she confesses she’s still in love with him, Brandon doesn’t return the sentiment. David writes Valerie the most moving poem for Valentine’s Day–seriously, I get chills when I hear or read it–but under pressure from Ginger and her blackmail scheme, Valerie encourages him to sleep with Ginger. David is incredibly shocked and hurt that Val would ask him to do such a thing and breaks up with her. (I, unfortunately, couldn’t find YouTube clips of either the poem scene or the break-up scene.) This episode aired on Valentine’s Day in 1996.

4. Episode 7.19, My Funny Valentine

I like this episode for the storylines it sets up and for one that reaches its climax. The latter refers to one of the few heartfelt scenes Kelly and Valerie ever shared, as Val pleads with Kel to break up with her high school sweetheart. Cliff returns to town and finds Donna is now with David, leading to a short but sweet love triangle that continues into the next episode and results in one of my favorite D-D kisses. The ep ends with Brandon and Tracy’s V-Day happiness cut short when she finds an engagement ring and assumes it’s for her–except it’s the ring Brandon had for Kelly a few years back and couldn’t bring himself to return after she rejected him. This leads into a moving Brandon-Kelly storyline, one of my favorites, in the next episode and beyond. Oh, and Luther Vandross performs, which is perfect V-Day music.

5. Episode 8. 20, Cupid’s Arrow

So now it’s a year later and Brandon and Kelly have gotten back together…and broken up again. This episodes sees them reconciling once again and, well, I’m a sucker for it! Donna and David are no longer together but they end up spending most of V-Day with each other, pissing off their significant others, Noah and Valerie. Unbeknown to either of them, Noah’s brother roofies Val’s drink and she & drunk Noah end up sleeping together, setting up a storyline for the subsequent episodes. The ep also features a cameo from Ian Ziering’s then-wife. Unfortunately, again, I can’t find a clip worth using as the critical, climatic parts (with B/K and Donna/Noah/Val/David) are at the end of the episode and YouTube has all but that.

Some of these episodes will be shown Sunday, during SoapNet’s Valentine’s Day Marathon.

Tomorrow we move on to Dawson’s Creek.





News Roundup: Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and 90210

15 01 2010
  • PEOPLE.com has a poll asking who should play the new Spider-Man and Penn Badgley (Dan, Gossip Girl) is one of the choices.
  • Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) helped Victoria’s Secret launch their new fragrance.
  • MTV has a spoilish interview with Robert Buckley (Clay, One Tree Hill).
  • According to Access Hollywood, Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) is done with 90210. There’s been pictures showing her in new episodes with Greg Vaughan (Cliff, Beverly Hills 90210; TBA, 90210), so perhaps they mean she won’t be filming any more episodes. Or perhaps they’re just wrong. We’ll see!




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

7 12 2009
  • Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) and husband Peter Facinelli are on the cover of PEOPLE’s special holiday extra edition. PEOPLE.com has a video from the photo shoot.
  • Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) and mom Candy Spelling have reportedly reconciled.
  • Luke Perry (Dylan, Beverly Hills 90210) is featured in a new video for The Killers. Interestingly enough (but I’m sure not purposefully), it somewhat echoes the season 5 episode where Dylan revisits his past lives.
  • Perry, Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210), Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl), Chad Michael Murray (Lucas, One Tree Hill), Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek) and Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) made AOL’s list of the Top 50 Teen Idols. Perry ranks the best at number 7, while CMM is at 13, Crawford came in at 17 with Priestley right after at 18 and Jackson sits at number 20 while McKenzie is at 31. Also on the list is John Schneider who recently played Liam’s step-dad on 90210.
  • Ryan Eggold (Ryan, 90210) is included in PEOPLE.com’s Sexy at Every Age photo gallery.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) was on The Tonight Show last week and Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210) was on Rachael Ray.
  • Greg Vaughan (Cliff, Beverly Hills 90210) tweeted that he’s filmed 3 episodes for his appearance on the new 90210.
  • If you missed Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl) on SNL last week, here are some of the promos and recaps: EW.com, EW.com again and Zap2it.
  • Zap2it has a photo gallery called “The Quotable Blair Waldorf,” which feature quotes and photos from season 3.
  • OTHPodcast.com has been revamped.
  • There’s photos on Facebook of James Laffety (Nathan, One Tree Hill) and Robert Buckley (Clay, One Tree Hill) in character for The Legend of Hell’s Gate: An Ameican Conspiracy.
  • If you live near New York City, Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill) will be at the lighting of the NYSE Christmas tree this Thursday.




News Roundup: 90210, One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl

18 11 2009
  • Monday’s One Tree Hill (2.6 million viewers) dropped ever so slightly and Gossip Girl (2.2 million viewers) dropped a bit more in the ratings compared to last week.
  • Last night’s 90210 ( 2.1 million viewers) stayed the same in the ratings compared to last week.
  • For some reason, this week (both Monday and Tuesday) The CW only had 94 percent coverage instead of 95 percent. But I’m not sure how much difference that actually makes in the ratings. I’ve been told it was 94 prior to this season so it’s possible that will be the norm again.
  • The CW sent out a press release, however, touting this week’s ratings for all 3 shows, as well as how the network did overall during the sweeps period as well for this season in general compared to last year.
  • It was comforting to read the comments on EW.com’s 90210 recap and see many other original fans with similar complaints to the Jackie-Kelly storyline as I have.
  • TV Guide Magazine has a spoiler-filled interview with Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210).
  • Greg Vaughan (Cliff, Beverly Hills 90210) tweeted that his new role on 90210 will begin in January and that it is recurring.
  • Tristan Wilds (Dixon, 90210) is reportedly dating Rihanna.
  • Zimbio has an interesting look at the hairstyle Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) had at the New Moon premiere.
  • PEOPLE.com and EW.com have brief recaps of Kellan Lutz (George, 90210) appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today.
  • Kristin has major spoilers for Gossip Girl.
  • GQ named Leighton Meeter (Blair, Gossip Girl) their Obsession of the Year.
  • PEOPLE.com has more details from Meester’s Glamour UK coverstory.
  • Meester says she is collaborating with Lil Wayne on one of her songs. Wayne recently had a baby with Lauren London (Christina, 90210).
  • MTV has an interview with Jessica Szhor (Vanessa, Gossip Girl).
  • Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl) is partnering with Coach on a jewelry line.
  • Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) is featured in the new SoGoPro prodcast.




Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

10 11 2009

RELEVANT QUESTIONS–DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!!!

Monty in New Mexico: What’s next on Gossip Girl?
I’m told that after tonight’s threeway, everything will be very messy for Dan, Olivia and Vanessa. “Things are not well,” says my source, and the threesome will have repercussions for all relationships involved, and we’ll see it all play out next week via flashbacks of the dirty deeds that were done. Also next week, a fourth wheel comes into the mix: Lady Gaga! No, she’s not actually hitting the sack for an L-O-V-D foursome (can you imagine?), but her music is the catalyst through which Dan, Olivia and Vanessa have to stay connected and work together even more closely for the time being (thanks to an assignment).

Oh, and for all of you who are sooo tired of hearing about the ménage à trois—can we all just have a cigarette and cab fare already?—I have this news to share: A main Gossip Girl character is going to get in a serious accident. One that will send her to the hospital. And that someone is Serena (Blake Lively).

Montana in Spain: Please, some scoop on One Tree Hill?
This just in: Millicent will get a DUI, Nathan will fire Clay when the Bobcats sign another player instead of him and Brooke and Julian will continue to have major problems.

Morris in Minneapolis: Anything good coming up on 90210?
I know I just said this about One Tree Hill, but now it’s also true on 90210: Someone is going to try to commit suicide. Think you know who? Also, the truth about Jen and Liam comes out in episode 11, Dixon’s birth mother will return and Debbie will start flirting with her yoga instructor.

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Notes:

At first I wasn’t sure where she previously said about a potential suicide on One Tree Hill but then I realized it was in a spoiler chat from 2 weeks ago.

The yoga instructor Debbie flirts with will be played by Greg Vaughan (Cliff, Beverly Hills 90210). I already posted photos.

If you need a refresher on Dixon and his birth mom, check out my reaction post from last season.








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