TDW on TheTVAddict.com

17 09 2010

I’m thrilled to announce a new partnership with TheTVAddict.com, where I will be writing a weekly column on – what else? – teen dramas.

I’ve linked to TheTVAddict.com in quite a few News Roundups, and I’m honored they’ve asked me to become a contributor.

Each week I will share some highlights and lowlights from the new 90210, Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill episodes.

I think this is a perfect way for you and me to still get a TDW fix (with a twist!) while my general hiatus continues.

Be sure to check out my first column (and come back next week!), and keep checking TDW for occasional updates.

UPDATE

In a weird turn of events befitting of a teen drama post-college years storyline (ala on Beverly Hills 90210 or One Tree Hill), I received a job offer a mere few days after writing this post.

I’ve since accepted the offer, a position at the New York Daily News where I’ll be covering gossip/entertainment for their website. Like with most big-time journalism gigs, my services must remain exclusive to that publication – meaning, I can’t write for TheTVAddict.com or any other outlet.

I’m so grateful that TheTVAddict.com wanted me to contribute to their site, and even more grateful that you guys were excited to read my columns there. I’m sorry my tenure there had to end so quickly, but this new job was an opportunity that could not be passed up.

Hope you’ll look for my byline in a few weeks at nydailynews.com/gossip!





90210 and Gossip Girl Season Premieres Tonight

13 09 2010

90210 season 3 premieres tonight at 8pm eastern on The CW, followed by the season 4 premiere of Gossip Girl at 9pm.

As of now, I won’t be live-blogging, but if you want to chat about either episode, you know how to reach me.

In the meantime, refresh yourself on where each show left off:

90210 Season 2 Finale Live-Blog

Gossip Girl Season 3 Finale Live-Blog





News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210 and Gossip Girl

1 09 2010
  • The Real One Tree Hill Twitter account tweeted a brief video with James Lafferty (Nathan, One Tree Hill).
  • The CW sent out a press release about the One Tree Hill-Life Unexpected crossover episode, including spoilers on plotline and musical guests. Read at your own risk.
  • Austin Nichols (Julian, One Tree Hill) tweeted that he’ll be at the Toronto Film Festival September 12 for a screening of Beautiful Boy, but he might be joking (not sure how to take the “camouflage” comment).
  • E! Online has a brief interview with Danneel Harris (Rachel, One Tree Hill).
  • The Associated Press has an article about 9-02-10 Day.
  • StyleList has an interview with Jessica Szohr (Vanessa, Gossip Girl). She mentions working with Kellan Lutz (George, 90210).




Spoiler: Ask Ausiello

1 09 2010

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

Question: Please give me some scoop about Jenny’s return to Gossip Girl! —Giovanni
Ausiello:
I was right. Jenny reappearance is directly connected to Tim Gunn’s upcoming cameo. Turns out Blair permits her nemesis to return to the scene of her last crime (i.e. Manhattan) just long enough for her to interview for a job with Gunn at Parsons. Without giving too much away, Raccoon Eyes inadvertently gets caught up in Chuck and Blair’s latest drama, and the whole mess comes to a head at (natch) a big fancy party.

Question: I will literally take anything you’ve got on One Tree Hill. —Jasmine
Ausiello:
A major-ish character is going to do some time in the slammer this season. That’s literally all I’ve got.

Credit: EW.com





Spoiler: Mega Buzz

1 09 2010

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

It seems like Chuck has amnesia in the promos for the Gossip Girl episodes in Paris. Please tell me that isn’t true. — Jill
MICKEY:
It’s more accurate to say that Chuck wants to forget certain things. Mostly though, Gossip Girl‘s petit voyage is inspired by the immortal Spin Doctors, in that there are two princes, both of whom are royally screwed when it comes to their feelings about Blair.

With Annie and Naomi both having other storylines, is Liam going to get lost in the 90210 mix? —Becca
MICKEY:
Liam will have his own troubles, most significantly the lack of a postal address. He gets a job, but quits when he isn’t comfortable with the dress code (or lack thereof). A good Samaritan will then invite him to move into her poolhouse — something that happens with some frequency in Beverly Hills, according to television. So yes, after leaving a job in which he has to take his clothes off, he’ll become a pool boy. Well done, Liam!

Credit: TVGuide.com





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

31 08 2010




Random Question

31 08 2010

Sunday night I had one eye on the TV for the Primetime Emmys and one eye on TweetDeck, where I saw a number of tweets asking why Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill weren’t being recognized at the awards show.

Historically, the teen drama genre has gone unrecognized at the Emmys, except for in 1995 when Milton Berle was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his appearance as Saul on Beverly Hills 90210.

The closest the genre has come to similar-sized recognition was Beverly Hills 90210’s and Jason Priestley’s multiple Golden Globe nominations in the early and mid-90s.

There’s a lot of theories out there as to why the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – the organization responsible for the Emmys – continually chooses not to recognize the genre, but I’d like to hear your thoughts.

Why do you think the teen dramas have received just one Emmy nomination over the last 20 years?








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