News Roundup: One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and 90210

25 10 2009
  • Another reminder that I won’t be live-blogging One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl tomorrow as I will be traveling.  I will do reaction posts later in the week.  90210 is a repeat this week.
  • TV Guide Magazine has a short piece on Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill) and the episode of OTH she directed.
  • Naley (One Tree Hill) are included in E! Online’s TV Couples We Love gallery. Blair and Chuck (Gossip Girl) are included as well.
  • The remake of Footloose, set to star Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl), has lost its director.  The film is supposedly “still on track,” though.
  • named 90210 one of the most improved shows of the season.  I completely disagree but whatevs.
  • The Oct. 23 issue of Entertainment Weekly has a photo of Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) and Shannen Doherty (Brenda, Beverly Hills 90210) from a recent EW-sponsored event.
  • Hilary Swank (Carly, Beverly Hills 90210) is on the cover of Town and Country.

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

3 08 2009
  • We’ll be playing trivia again tomorrow night.  Details will be posted in the morning.
  • Chuck (Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl) and Blair (Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl) are nominated for Hottest Hook-Up in the Tubey Awards.
  • In the August 7 issue of Entertainment Weekly, the mag takes a snipe at Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl): “Taylor Momsen says ‘I would eat a boy my age alive.’ Well, at least she’d be eating something.” (Momsen’s quote is from her Teen Vogue interview.)
  • Also in that issue, Kristen Bell (Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl) is not “seriously campaigning to appear on screen.
  • has an article on Kelly Rutherford (Lily, Gossip Girl) hiding her pregnancy last season.
  • Alexandra Patsavas, the music supervisor for Gossip Girl, shares some of her favorite “up-and-coming artists,” including Noisettes who will appear on One Tree Hill this season.
  • E! Online has video interviews with some of the Gossip Girl cast and a somewhat-spoilish article on One Tree Hill’s new season.
  • There are several new vlogs with Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) on the SoGoPro site.
  • The blog for Web Series Magazine has a post on Burton’s, um, webseries.
  • Saxsen  Norton will reportedly appear on One Tree Hill this season.
  • The CW Source and One Tree Hill Podcast are continuing their reviews of prior seasons.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) spoke with E!Online about who she’d like to guest-star on the show.
  • According to Ausiello, Anne Gillespie (Jackie, Beverly Hills 90210) will be back on 90210.
  • Grant Show (Jake, Beverly Hills 90210) says he may reprise his role on the new Melrose Place.
  • According to the above issue of EW, The Storm, starring Luke Perry (Dylan, Beverly Hills 90210) and James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) “stirred up a paltry 4.9 million viewers.”
  • Ali Larter (Kristy, Dawson’s Creek) got married over the weekend and Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek) was reportedly in attendance.
  • You can vote for your “favorite fashionista”: Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) or Rachel Bilson (Summer, The O.C.)

Spoiler: Ask Ausiello

16 07 2009


Question: Now that Mercy will begin on NBC earlier than expected, will Michelle Trachtenberg still be able to fulfill her three-episode arc on Gossip Girl? –Parm
Unfortunately for Blair, yes, she will. The onetime Queen Bee will have a hard enough time adjusting to college life. Georgina’s arrival as her roommate in episode 2 compounds her misery tenfold.

Question: I would love the scoop on just how much The CW pays you every time you cover Gossip Girl. I don’t doubt that the show has followers, but the coverage EW is giving it has gotten ridiculous! —Frank
Oooooh, that reminds me: A major Gossip guy decides not to go to college very early in the season. Take your best guess to the comments!

Question: Chuck-Blair scoopage would be delightful! –LH
Look for C and B to take an unorthodox approach to warding off the seven-week itch.

Breaking News: Brian Austin Green May Join OTH!

1 06 2009

Teen drama worlds are colliding again!

Beverly Hills 90210’s Brian Austin Green, who played David, may join One Tree Hill for its seventh season.

The Hollywood Reporter says he is in talks to play Clayton, the previously announced new character that will be Nathan’s agent.  EW’s Ausiello says “it’s virtually a done deal.”

I’ve been hoping BAG would pop up on the new 90210 to repair his relationship with Tori Spelling’s Donna.  I never imagined in my wildest dreams that he’d end up on a different teen drama!


Spoiler: Ask Ausiello

14 05 2009


Question: What does the future hold for Annie and Liam on 90210? –Stephanie
Based on the finale, a straitjacket and an STD, respectively.

Question: Could you please give us some juicy scoop on the Gossip Girl finale? It would really make my day. –Kari
One of the cliffhangers involves Georgina … and Dan, and another Blair and Chuck. Actually, the latter is less a cliffhanger and more a itisaboutfreakingtime. (Real word. No lie. Look it up if you don’t believe me!)

Question: Bummed about Chad and Hilarie leaving One Tree Hill. At least tell me Lucas and Peyton get a proper sendoff in Monday’s finale. –Tracey
According to EW’s Jennifer Armstrong, who screened the finale yesterday, Leyton “definitely comes to a natural resting place that feels right for them and ties up their story nicely; however, they do not get an actual sendoff of any kind.” Speaking of Chad and Hilarie’s exit, in the very near future I’ll be posting something every Tree Hill fan will want to read. Trust me.

Question: Give me something about the One Tree Hill finale! –Christy
What else you got, Armstrong? “Brooke finally gets two things she’s long wanted, we find out the fate of Peyton and the baby, and Whitey (the retired HS basketball coach) and Karen (Lucas’ mom, played by Moira Kelly) appear.” Thanks for ID’ing those last two JA, ’cause I wouldn’t of had a clue who you were talking about. Still don’t, in fact.

Question: Give us scoop on the new characters that will be joining One Tree Hill next season. –Janelle
The three new faces include: Quinn, Haley’s free-spirited, strong-willed older sister; Alexis, a model-actress-crazy bitch in her 20s who Brooke hires to be the new face of her clothing line; and Clayton, a young and brash sports agent who takes on Nathan as a client.

News Roundup: Gossip Girl, 90210, The O.C. and More

14 03 2009
  • PEOPLE has an “exclusive clip” from Monday’s all-new Gossip Girl.
  • The Futon Critic has a really great interview with Stephanie Savage (executive producer, Gossip Girl).
  • Chuck (Gossip Girl) and Lucas (One Tree Hill) made it to round two of Alpha Male Madness.  Joshua Jackson’s (Dawson’s Creek) Fringe character is still in the competition as well.
  • Shannen Doherty (Brenda, Beverly Hills 90210) and Luke Perry (Dylan, Beverly Hills 90210) are featured in a Los Angeles Times piece on comebacks.
  • Doherty is also included in a  Fox News piece on stars who left hit shows, but the blurb has some facts wrong.  See if you can spot the error!
  • Just because we’re in a different decade now doesn’t mean you can’t get fashion tips from the original 90210.
  • Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) isn’t joining the Melrose Place remake but will be in another CW pilot instead.  She talked to PEOPLE about the role she’ll play.
  • EW pits Barton against AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) for “top beast” honors.
  • Benjamin McKenzie’s (Ryan, The O.C.) new show, Southland, is included in E!Online’s midseason TV preview.
  • Barton and McKenzie’s new roles might have you asking: where are Rachel Bilson (Summer) and Adam Brody (Seth)?
  • The New York Times has an article on Josh Schwartz (The O.C., GG) taking his talents to the web.

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

13 02 2009
  • Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210) has some interesting words–not all positive–about the 90210 remake and whether he’d return.
  • One of the reasons AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) wants to join the Twilight sequel: she’s obsessed with vampires!
  • EW can tell you where to find sunglasses that Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210) wore on the show.
  • E!Online has a first look at the guy hired to play Serena’s new love interest in the upcoming Anne Hathaway-inspired storyline.
  • A paper in the UK has a roundup of media quotes about Gossip Girl’s second season.
  • James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) is starring in Taken in Broad Daylight, airing Sunday on the Lifetime Movie Network.

90210, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and More

20 01 2009
  • A “crisis” will occur in the 90210 episode that Jason Priestley directs.  A hospital is involved somehow.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) will be returning to Nip/Tuck later this month.
  • More details are being released about Kelly Rutherford’s (Lily, Gossip Girl) impending divorce and custody battle.
  • EW’s recap of last night’s Gossip Girl (you can read my reaction here) criticizes The O.C. and Dawson’s Creek for the way it transitioned to college.  Beverly Hills 90210, on the other hand, is complimented.
  • DC is again criticized here, now by Buddy TV, for its approach to college. This time, though, The O.C. and One Tree Hill get credit.
  • A paper in the UK is calling Gossip Girl “rubbish” that they “can’t get enough of.”  What does that say about them?
  • There’s a new page on Facebook exclusively for Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl) quotes.
  • According to an exclusive statement given to, there will not be an OTH charity basketball game like there’s been in the past.
  • The same site is also reporting of rumors that Chad Michael Murray (Lucas) will not return for a seventh season.  They also acknowledge this has been denied by the network.

News Roundup: 90210, Dawson’s Creek, Gossip Girl and More

19 01 2009
  • Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210) is given the backhanded compliment of “looking better” in the January 26th issue of PEOPLE. She’s among two others (Nicole Richie and Amy Winehouse) who were “once blasted for appearing dangerously thin [and now] are starting the new year with fitter figures.”
  • Korbi over at Zap2it says the Annie/Ethan drama on 90210 is “killing” her.  Says Korbi: “The series seems insistent on making them the epicenter of the show and I can’t stress what a bad idea this is.”  I have to agree, only because I can’t really stand Annie.
  • Adam Kaufman (Ethan, Dawson’s Creek) stars alongside Lauren Ambrose in the CBS movie Loving Leah, which airs this Sunday.
  • The January 23rd issue of Entertainment Weekly gives a fresh take on Heath Ledger’s death, and the role his relationship with Michelle Williams (Jen, Dawson’s Creek) played in it.
  • In that same issue, EW gives Jessica Szhor’s Vanessa (Gossip Girl) a “death wish.” The mag writes, “Face it, Gossip Girl. Your resident hipster is about as much of a renegade as Nick on Family Ties. It’s about time she was run over by a Starbucks delivery truck.”
  • The One Tree Hill fan reunion has mysteriously been canceled…You can read why here.

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

14 01 2009
  • OTH made EW’s Must List for the week.  See if you can spot the factual error!
  • More details have been released on Kelly Rutherford’s (Lily, Gossip Girl) impending divorce and why her husband blames the show.
  • Dawn Ostroff, in talking about CW viewers: “Our fans really love some of that heightened drama, as you can see when you watch ‘One Tree Hill’ and ‘Gossip Girl.‘ So the job is both: to get them emotionally invested in the people and then do storylines that have twists and turns and surprises you never expected.”
  • There’s another Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210) story, similar to the one we posted last night.
  • And another Jessica Lowdnes (Adrianna, 90210) story.
  • Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl) is on the cover of Vogue.  Lively calls the GG fashion “unbelievable.”  You can read the whole interview here.  Another article, more about Vogue, though.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) has some pretty steamy photos in the February issue of GQ.

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