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

21 10 2009
  • 90210 ( 2.2 million viewers) stayed the same in the ratings last night, compared to last week.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) is in a Fashion Face-off on E!Online.  Coincidentally, one of the competitors is Ashley Tisdale who guest-starred on Beverly Hills 90210.
  • Trevor Donovan (Teddy, 90210) is MTV’s Hump Day Hottie.
  • Star News has a great article on Robert Buckley (Clay, One Tree Hill).
  • Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill) did a video interview with Artisan News.
  • Penn Badgley (Dan, Gossip Girl) did a group interview via conference call with several universities (including the one I went to!).
  • Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) spoke with Access Hollywood about the failure of The Beautiful Life and where she’ll go from here.
  • PEOPLE.com has a short piece on Rachel Bilson (Summer, The O.C.).




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 and One Tree Hill

30 09 2009
  • 90210 had 2.2 million viewers last night, the same as last week, which is interesting given that the show didn’t air in some markets last night.
  • Just like last season, the 7-day DVR viewing data shows 90210 had a bigger audience for its premiere than the overnight ratings indicated.
  • Apparently Shenae Grimes (Annie, 90210) recently spent some time blogging for Nylon.
  • EW.com has an article on “older actors playing young,” citing both Trevor Donovan (Teddy, 90210) and Gabrielle Cateris (Andrea, Beverly Hills 90210) as examples.  Donovan and I briefly discussed this a bit in our interview.
  • Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210) will be the star in a Canadian comedy series.
  • If you want to know more about showbizzle, which is run by Charles Rosin (executive producer, Beverly Hills 90210), check out this video interview.
  • Talking Gossip After Dark has a new podcast.
  • Totally agree with EW.com on this new Gossip Girl promo photo.
  • I hate to promote tabloids but US Weekly has a spread on Gossip Girl’s wardrobe closet.
  • Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill) has a new video diary thingie on YouTube.
  • There is a new SoGoPro podcast, featuring Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill).  She’s also in some new vlogs.




Exclusive: One Tree Hill’s Lisa Goldstein Says Millie Should Be Mrs. McFadden

13 09 2009

In just two seasons, Lisa Goldstein went from new girl on the block to a full-fledged member of One Tree Hill. Now, as she embarks on her third season, Goldstein discusses adjusting to fame, what she has in common with the quirky yet lovable Millicent Huxtable and why she’s in agreement with co-star Lee Norris.

TeenDramaWhore: Pre-One Tree Hill, you primarily appeared in musicals. What made you switch to TV?

Lisa Goldstein: I never really decided to “make the switch.” I have a degree in musical theatre and that is the genre I kept getting cast in. I freelanced with television and film agents when I lived in both New York and Orlando. I was constantly auditioning for TV and film while performing in professional theatre.  My agent in Orlando called and told me there was an audition for One Tree Hill, and told me I could either audition for the receptionist or the quirky fashion assistant, “Millicent”. I jumped at the chance to audition for the “quirky assistant”, I thought it would be fun. I put myself on tape and a week later heard that I had booked the role. I had my friend Nicole listen to the voicemail my agent left because I didn’t believe it. It seemed too easy!!

TDW: What are some of the biggest differences between working in theater and working on a weekly television show?

Goldstein: There are so many!! But, two of the biggest are rehearsal time and the size of your performance. I was used to having weeks of rehearsal, and on a TV set you have about five minutes. It was quite a shock to not be able to rehearse the scenes over and over before performing them. Also, in front of an audience you have to project your voice and performance to the back of the theatre, but in front of a camera everything is so much more subtle. I’d look like a total idiot if I performed in front of a camera the way I do in front of an audience. Being too big in front of the camera is actually a big fear of mine. A lot of directors come on set and tell me to be bigger and to do more.

TDW: What is it like working in Wilmington when fans are such a constant presence?

Goldstein: It is both flattering and overwhelming. I’m pretty shy in front of new people, so to have have all these people around who know my name is a lot for me. But it’s also wonderful to know that people have taken to Millie.

TDW: How do you think Millicent has changed over the 2 seasons we’ve seen her?

Goldstein: She is much more confident and I think she has Mouth [Lee Norris] to thank for that. She found someone to love her quirks and all, which made her perfectly OK with being exactly who she is. She has also become more accomplished at work and gained more responsibility which helps with the confidence as well.

TDW: What was your reaction last season when you found out Millie slept with Joe Manganiello’s Owen? (Episode 6.13: Things A Mama Don’t Know)

Goldstein: I pretty much had a heart attack. Just kidding! I honestly thought it was kind of a weird choice it seemed to come out of nowhere, but I trust Mark [Schwahn]. I know it made the season much more interesting for Lee and me. Things were getting a little stagnant and Millie and Mouth needed something big to happen, and that is exactly what did it.

TDW: What can you tell us about Millie’s story this season?

Goldstein: Ooooooooooooh! I can tell you it’s good….reeeeeeeeallly good!!

TDW: Do you have a favorite scene, storyline or memory from the set?

Goldstein: My favorite storyline is this year’s, and I’m SWORN to secrecy. : ) I also loved the stuff in the episode where Millie finds Gigi in Mouth’s bed [Episode 6.10, Even Fairytale Characters Would Be Jealous].

TDW: Lee Norris said he wants Millie to end up Mrs. McFadden. Do you agree?

Goldstein: Yes, absolutely. They’re great for each other. They fought for each other when times got really tough. They respect each other’s profession and are so supportive of one another. And they are in love.

TDW: Do you share any similarities with Millie?

Goldstein: I think it’s really hard not to have similarities with the character’s I play. I was taught to always bring a little bit of “me” to every character. So I certainly have similarities with Millie. I am a diligent worker, I am loyal, and can be pretty shy. However, I am not neurotic or jealous, and I don’t snore for exactly seven minutes at 2AM every night. : )

TDW: How has it been dealing with the loss and addition of cast members?

Goldstein: I never really worked with Chad [Michael Murray, Lucas] or Hilarie [Burton, Peyton]. I miss seeing them around set, but since I never had scenes with them it’s not all that different for me personally. The addition of cast members has been wonderful. I work with Jana Kramer, who plays Alex, a lot. We have a lot of fun together, she is hilarious.

TDW: Once OTH ends, do you plan on focusing on your strictly-acting career or do you plan on going back to musicals?

Goldstein: I hope to do both. I love doing TV and I love doing theatre, and hopefully, once One Tree Hill ends, I can continue to do both.

TDW: Will you ever get the chance to sing on OTH?  Or maybe release an album?

Goldstein: Since there are already two female cast members that sing [Bethany Joy Galeotti, Haley; Kate Voegele, Mia], I highly doubt I’ll ever sing on the show, but you never know. I also don’t really have any desire to release an album. I’d rather just sing on stage, but… again… you never know.

TDW: Do you have a Twitter account or any interest in getting one?

Goldstein: I had a twitter account for about 2.5 seconds and couldn’t stand it. So no I don’t have one and I don’t plan on getting one.

Come back tomorrow for a live-blog of One Tree Hill’s season 7 premiere and come back again next Sunday for another exclusive interview!

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

9 09 2009
  • The CW posted lots of new video “extras” for 90210, One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.
  • The Los Angeles Times reports that 90210 scored its best ratings since January last but as Zap2it points out, it still has an uphill battle if it wants to survive.
  • Korbi has a video interview with Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210).
  • RadarOnline.com has a video interview with Trevor Donovan (Teddy, 90210).
  • The CW Source has a video interview with Shenae Grimes (Annie, 90210).
  • The Broadroom, starring Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) has launched its first webisode.  Garth appeared on the Today show this morning to discuss it.
  • PEOPLE.com has an interview with Laura Leighton (Sophie, Beverly Hills 90210), and there will  be more in their next issue.
  • The official One Tree Hill Twitter account tweeted my poll!
  • The CW’s One Tree Hill page has finally updated to have the new cast pic front and center, and gotten rid of things on the main page that Chad Michael Murray (Lucas, One Tree Hill) and Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill).
  • Examiner.com has a piece on One Tree Hill’s past and future.
  • Robert Buckley (Clayton, One Tree Hill) deleted his Twitter account.
  • There’s a new SoGoPro podcast featuring Burton. She also has a new vlog.
  • Enter here to win tickets to a Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill) concert and a slew of other great prizes.
  • If you’re an actor living in New York City, you can apply to be one of the guides for the Gossip Girl tours.  Just e-mail a headshot and resume to paulineg@onlocationtours.com.
  • If you live in Chicago, you can go to a Gossip Girl premiere viewing party and fashion show at Red Canary next Monday night.  It will serve as the launch party for You Know You Love Fashion, a sort-of-new Web site dedicated to GG fashion.
  • USA Today has a story on how to mimic the styles of Blair (Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl) and Chuck (Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl).
  • Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl), Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl), Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) and Rachel Bilson (Summer, The O.C.) all attended a recent GQ-Dior party.
  • Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl) is included in E!Online’s fall preview of Mercy, Barton is in the one for The Beautiful Life and Busy Philipps (Audrey, Dawson’s Creek) is in the one for Cougar Town.
  • Peter Gallagher (Sandy, The O.C.) will star in a show show called Covert Affairs.
  • For those of you who’ve never actually seen Kevin Williamson (creator, Dawson’s Creek), here’s a video interview.




News Roundup: 90210, One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl

2 09 2009
  • You can vote for several of our teen drama faves in E!Online’s survey on stunt casting.
  • Both Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210) and Rumer Willis (Gia, 90210) spoke about Willis’ role in this article.
  • Division Day spoke with the Los Angeles Times about their 90210 connection.
  • Korbi has an interview with Laura Leighton (Sophie, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • The CW posted a behind-the-scenes clip of James Lafferty (Nathan, One Tree Hill) and Mark Schwahn (creator, One Tree Hill).
  • You can also watch the first 5 minutes of OTH season premiere.  As I like to do with most clips that come out early, I’m going to avoid it and wait til the show airs.
  • Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree  Hill) is in the new SoGoPro podcast.
  • There’s a Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill) interview on YouTube.
  • You can learn about Gossip Girl “style” through this official video and others that are posted.
  • Here are more peeks at the Gossip Girl clothing line.




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

27 08 2009
  • One Tree Hill, 90210, and Gossip Girl all have nominations in the I Love To Hate You category of The Sourcies.
  • The Baltimore Sun has an interview with Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill).
  • If you want to check out Shantel Van Santen (Quinn, One Tree Hill) before the new season premieres, you can go see the new Final Destination movie, which opens tomorrow.
  • More teen drama references on Big BrotherThis time, it was Beverly Hills 90210, The O.C. and Dawson’s Creek.
  • 90210 and Gossip Girl are both discussed (in relation to Melrose Place) in an Los Angeles Times article.
  • E!Online has a spoiler-filled interview with Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210).
  • Trevor Donovan (Teddy, 90210) is included in a TVGuide.com photo gallery of “fresh faces” for the new TV season.
  • Dustin Milligan (Ethan, 90210) was reportedly considered for Robert Pattinson’s role in Twilight.
  • MTV News has a related article on Milligan.
  • The CW Source is taking fan questions for an interview with Laura Leighton (Sophie, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • Both Leighton and Kelly Rutherford (Lily, Gossip Girl) are included in a “Where Are They Now” photo gallery for Melrose Place.
  • Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl) joined the cast of The Town, a crime thriller.
  • Kristen Bell (Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl) was apparently the victim of a Twitter hacker/faker today.  Remember, you can follow her real account: @IMKristenBell
  • Josh Schwartz, the creator of Gossip Girl and The O.C., is now developing a comedy series.
  • The season premiere of Southland, starring Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) and Michael Cudlitz (Tony, Beverly Hills 90210), will be delayed.
  • Mischa  Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) did a very interesting interview with Time Out New  York, where she explains her hospitalization.







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