News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210, Gossip Girl and Dawson’s Creek

23 02 2010
  • Be sure to check out The CW’s site for all the new video content this week.
  • Last night’s One Tree Hill (2.2 million viewers) rose a bit in the ratings compared to last week. The CW sent out a press release touting the ratings increase–but remember, last week was a season- and (I think) series-low and 2.2 is about the season average so this isn’t much to brag about. The network also says this is the highest rating since Dec. 7, but three out of the last five episodes (not including this one) had a 2.2 (rounded) rating so I don’t get that part, and considering the Dec. 7 rating was 2.6, this, again, isn’t brag-worthy.
  • Mike Grubbs (Grubbs, One Tree Hill) has a funny vlog that sorta kinda features James Lafferty (Nathan, One Tree Hill).
  • The new One Tree Hill Connection podcast has an interview with Amanda Schull (Sara/Katie, One Tree Hill).
  • Korbi is asking which Tuesday show you miss the most and 90210 is one of the options.
  • Zuzanna Szadkowski (Dorota, Gossip Girl) spoke at Barnard, her alma mater, last weekend.
  • The Celebrity Cafe has an interview with James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek).
  • IFC.com has an interesting article on Michelle Williams (Jen, Dawson’s Creek) and her career.




Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

9 02 2010

RELEVANT QUESTIONS–DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!!!
Katrina in Boston: I love Life Unexpected, but I wish Kerr Smith had been cast as Baze. Have you heard anything about that?
We’ve received tons of questions from WWK readers about the same thing since Life Unexpected premiered, so we went straight to the source, and Kerr Smith was really straightforward about how he ended up with his given part. “It wasn’t really the character that attracted me to the project, it was the script. It was great writing,” says Kerr. “I love the role of Ryan. I was actually given the choice to read for Baze or Ryan, and I don’t remember what the decision was at the time, but I just decided to go in for Ryan. It was just the way it worked out.” So, there you have it.

Bianca in Fla.: OMG OMG OMG KRISTIN! I’m sending this last-minute message in hopes that you can completely make my week and give us spoilers on who else is getting married on Gossip Girl?!? (Possibly Chuck and Blair?!) There were set pictures of the cast filming inside a church today, with 150 extras! Seems it would point to a big wedding—and since Dorota’s wedding has already been filmed—who else is it?! Hints please! Thanks!
Sorry, my dear. There are no big weddings or funerals coming up on Gossip Girl (other than Dorota’s modest nuptials, obviously). The set pics probably captured one of the show’s many upcoming party shoots. Lots of parties to come, but no church-centric life milestones for our favorite Upper East Siders.

Credit: E! Online

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Kerr Smith played Jack on Dawson’s Creek.





Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

5 01 2010

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

This just in: Leighton Meester is the worst gossip giver ever!

We ran into the Gossip Girl goddess at the opening of Klutch nightclub in Miami and she seemed to spill some very big beans on what’s ahead on her CW show:

Someone is pregnant!”

After searching high and low, near and far, and in every imaginary OB/GYN office on the Upper East Side we have concluded: That mischievous little minx was talking about freaking Dorota. Yes, Dorota! You know, Blair’s hired hand? And this wouldn’t be such a letdown if we didn’t already know this info ages ago when it was revealed on the show.

Nicely played, Leighton. We’ll leave the real gossip-giving to Kristen Bell.

Ashley P. in Illinois: I am so sorry to bother you, but I keep hearing that the CW will cancel Gossip Girl. Do you know what the real deal is? I hope that the show is not getting canceled. This is my favorite show. Please let me know what the truth is.
The CW ordering another year of Gossip Girl is one of the few sure things in this world. Even with that network’s overall ratings troubles, Gossip Girl is a winner for them, both creatively and economically. Don’t worry your pretty little head about it for another minute!

Leigh in New York: I was catching up on Eastwick yesterday morning (I have a thing for Lindsay Price—I can’t describe it) and was startled when it seemed the most recent episode had skipped resolving some major cliffhangers from the previous episode. At the end of the earlier episode, all three girls were about to die, and then at the beginning of the most recent, they had no powers, were all alive and healthy, and were avoiding each other. Do you know what’s up?
OK, we checked with ABC and here’s the deal, but brace yourself, because it’s confusing: The Eastwick episode “Red, Bath & Beyond” was originally scheduled to air Dec. 23, but it was pre-empted for two episodes of Cougar Town. Then the next chapter in the story, “Magic Snow and Creepy Gene,” aired on Dec. 30, without the previous chapter “Red, Bath & Beyond” ever getting airtime on ABC. And the last episode, “Pampered and Tampered,” was originally set to air Jan. 13, but it has been replaced by Ugly Betty, which is now airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Sadly for you Lindsay Price fans, ABC currently does not currently have new air dates planned for the airing of either “Red, Bath & Beyond” or “Pampered and Tampered.” (Don’t they know that Eastwick won our Fall Save One Show poll?!) The two remaining eps of Eastwick may be scheduled at some point in the future, but nothing is nailed down. Sad face. Sorry, guys.

Jackie in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.: When do all the shows come back?! Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and Grey’s Anatomy? I can’t make it much longer without them!
All your TV-show return date questions are answered in our winter premieres calendar!

amson in New York: Do you know anything about Chuck Bass’ “mom” on Gossip Girl?
I heard it’s a trick by Jack Bass, but then, um, it might not be—or something like that. It sounds confusing and there are definitely a lot of twists and turns, so buckle up! (Especially if you’re in a car with Tripp—anyone else completely over that character? I find myself focusing on his hair gel in scenes, which can’t be a good sign.)

Victor: Who is coming back with Taylor to One Tree Hill? I saw the promo for it and it looks really good.
I’m told by a reliable source that the mystery guy she brings with her is someone’s ex-husband. Thoughts? Bets? Guesses?

Credit: E! Online

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Notes:

I posted last week about the faux spoiler Meester gave.

While I understand where Kristin’s confidence is coming from, I wouldn’t be surprised if The CW throws a curve ball somehow. GG is far from a ratings winner for them. What they have is buzz, both positive and negative but constant. The day that stops is the day they’ll have serious problems with the show. But there’s also only so many slots in their schedule so if Life Unexpected is a success AND they want to add a few pilots in the fall, they’re going to have issues a lot sooner. Something will have to give somewhere, just as I hinted in my Random Thought from yesterday.

Price played Janet on Beverly Hills 90210.

We already know David is the one coming back with Taylor on One Tree Hill, but he’s not Quinn’s ex-husband. They’re still married.





News Roundup: Gossip Girl, 90210 and One Tree Hill

30 12 2009
  • Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) is on the cover of the February issue of Seventeen. The picture is very “early season 1 Jenny.” The accompanying video is…not.
  • Momsen also created a playlist on MySpace of music she “can’t stop listening to right now!”
  • E! Online has a brief interview with Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl). I assume the pregnancy she mentioned on the show is actually Dorota and not quite the spoiler the interviewer thought it was. We’ll see, though!
  • Hate linking to them but apparently Meester and Kellan Lutz (George, 90210) were at a club opening the other night and the photo is kind of cute.
  • Lutz will also be hosting JustJared’s New Year’s Eve event.
  • The CW is hosting a contest where the winners get a trip to the set of One Tree Hill for the season finale. Note the word “season.”
  • Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) has a new vlog on the SoGoPro site.




Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

22 12 2009

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

Candy in Hawaii: Will Jenny get her knight in shining Armani? I’ve waited so long for Nate and Jenny to happen! Please, please tell me they will be a couple. I want them as my Christmas present!
Here’s what I can tell you. According to my source: “Jenny definitely will try to steal Nate away” later this season, after Nate and Serena are more of a solidified couple. However, in what has been written so far, I’m told “Nate is resisting.” That said, it certainly seems as though Jenny has fully embraced the dark side of her Machiavellian ways (will she be worse than Blair ever was?) because according to my mole, the whole Nate stealing is “going to be pretty underhanded by Jenny. Serena won’t really suspect it for a bit.” So let me get this straight: Little J has screwed over her stepbrother/former BFF and now her stepsister too?! Talk about a character 180 from the first season! Do we have a new Big Bad on the Upper East Side? Are producers trying to make us not like her? Thoughts?

Marlene in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.: Some Gossip Girl news please! Anything big coming up? Deaths? Hookups? Marriages?
Dorota is getting married! Pretty sweet, no? And now that two people very close to Blair have gotten hitched lately (first mom, now Dorota), she has to be next right? OK, probably not. But a girl can dream.

Amanda in Miami: Anything on Jack Bass? Why is he back on Gossip Girl? Is he gonna mess up with Chuckles?
And how. From what I understand, Jack Bass will bring the news to Chuck that his mother is alive. But that may or may not be true. I personally hope it is and would love to meet the mother of Mother Chucker. You!? Who are we thinking could play her? Oooh, what if she turns out to be “The Man,” aka Lena Olin? Please, Santie [Josh] Schwartz, father of Chrismukkah! Make it happen.

Megan in Knoxville, Tenn.: I read somewhere, more then likely here, that when One Tree Hill starts back in January, Haley’s sister Taylor comes back and brings someone from past episodes with her. If this is true, any clues you can give as to who it is? Lucas? Peyton? Thanks!
Yep, that was here, and it is none of those characters but it is a boy. My source doesn’t want me to say who yet, but it’s someone’s ex, and it’s not a major character like Lucas or Peyton. I’ll reveal it when this muzzle comes off!

Credit: E! Online





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

2 10 2009
  • Ausiello has spoilish info on a character/actor returning to Gossip Girl, as well as a new casting.
  • PEOPLE.com has a short piece on Tyra Banks’ appearance on Monday’s Gossip Girl.
  • Zuzanna Szadowski (Dorota, Gossip Girl) made an appearance on today’s Gossip Girl tour of New York City.
  • Kelly Rutherford (Lily, Gossip Girl), Daphne Zuniga (Victoria, One Tree Hill), Laura Leighton (Sophie, Beverly Hills 90210) and Grant Show (Jake, Beverly Hills 90210) are include in E!Online’s Where Are They Now? gallery for Melrose Place.  According to Show’s slide, he is now on the new show Accidentally on Purpose.
  • TVGuide.com has the first interview with Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210) that I’ve seen in a while.  No 90210 mention, though.
  • Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill) announced some of the dates for her new tour.  She also has a new vlog.
  • Rachel Bilson (Summer, The O.C.) will be appearing on How I Met Your Mother.




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

21 09 2009
  • I’ll  be live-blogging 90210 tomorrow night.
  • TVGuide.com included Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210), Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl), Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) and Olivia Wilde (Alex, The O.C.) in their Emmy Red Carpet Arrivals photo gallery.
  • TVGuide.com also called Lively a fashion hit, Meester a miss and Wilde a hit.  Lively also earned the Best Body title.
  • PEOPLE.com readers voted Lively as “Sexiest Gossip Girl” at the Emmys, over Meester.
  • Teen.com has a video interview with Zuzanna Szadowski (Dorota, Gossip Girl).
  • Jana Kramer (Alex, One Tree Hill) recorded a message to fans.
  • BuddyTV has a spoilish interview Shantel Van Santen (Quinn, Gossip Girl).
  • Joe Manganiello (Owen, One Tree Hill) is back on How I Met Your Mother.
  • Mary Beth Peil (Grams, Dawson’s Creek) is on The Good Wife, which starts tonight on CBS.







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