News Roundup: Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill

14 07 2009




YouTube Video of the Week

31 05 2009

In January, one of my YouTube Video of the Weeks was a One Tree Hill video about Leyton, set to Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.”

It was one of the best videos I’ve seen any for teen drama couple, let alone Leyton.

I recently found a Brucas video set to the same song and, in the interest of fairness, the video is below.

Despite Leyton’s marriage, we all know the Brucas vs. Leyton debate rages on.  I don’t really mean to add fuel to the fire, but I do think it’s interesting to look at both videos as they have a lot of similarities.

Enjoy!





Spoiler: Watch with Kristin OTH Edition

15 05 2009

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

Danielle in Brookvale, NSW, Australia: Please tell me Brooke and Julian get together!? It’s about time there is a happy ending for Brooke. So far this season she has had her company, lost her company, had Sam, lost Sam, had Julian, lost Julian and officially lost Lucas to Peyton. Please give Brooke some love!
It’s sweet how concerned you are about Brooke’s future…and rightly so. The poor girl has been to hell and back this season—don’t forget that break-in and beating! Luckily, TPTB over in Tree Hill took note and her happy ending is on the way. Julian is back in the finale and it looks like B. Davis is finally getting her fairy-tale “movie” ending. And who better to give it to her than the Hollywood director himself? We’re just sayin’.

Jaymes in Oakland: Since Katie Voegle’s CD is coming out in real life too, is Mia going to stick around Tree Hill?
Mia and Chase (Stephen Coletti) are still going strong, but she is getting ready to hit the road to promote her new album. In the finale, Chase shows up at Mia’s CD signing and what she writes definitely makes for an awww-worthy moment. No word yet on if the duo will be back in the restructured show next year.

Joan in Los Angeles: I can’t imagine One Tree Hill without Hilarie Burton and Chad Michael Murray. I hope they didn’t really leave because of money issues!
While we can’t speak for CMM (although that video from a few months back spoke volumes), our best frenemy scored an interview with Hilarie after the news of her departure broke, and it sounds like at least her departure from the show was pretty amicable. Hilarie said, “Everyone was kind of agreeable about the situation. There were a lot of really wonderful conversations. It wasn’t a rash decision; a lot of thought, emotion and kindness was put into it. I would hope that that‘s the story that gets out.”

What about Nick Lachey? Is he coming back for more?
If you mean is there any more “Nick Lachey-ing” in the finale, thankfully, no. The former pop star’s last appearance of the season was last week, but if you just can’t get enough of their constant first-and-last-name-calling of Nick Lachey, check out this week’s Condensed Soup on E! Online for Joel McHale‘s take on the cameos. Hilarious!

lc_mundell: Does Ashley Rickards (Sam) make an appearance at all in the One Tree Hill finale? You said everything ends so pleasantly, and I can’t imagine Brooke having a happy ending that doesn’t involve Sam.
Unfortunately Sam doesn’t come back, but there is a sweet moment with Brooke talking to Sam on the phone. Like we said before, don’t worry about Brooke’s happy ending. It’s on the way.

Amyjbennett: We know that James Lafferty filmed with the NBA’s Bobcats.  Is that a dream sequence?
Interesting question, Amy. If by dream sequence you mean a scene that is dream-like because Nathan can’t believe it’s true, then yes, Nathan joining the Bobcats is a dream sequence.

Karen Novak: I would like to know if Dan Scott lives or if they are going to have him die? Please don’t have him die as he adds so much to the show and his relationship with Jamie is adorable.
Dan is still alive and kicking, but definitely still struggling with his conscience. In fact, the finale finds him in the company of a familiar—and beloved—former Tree Hill face who becomes a surprising ally in the birth of a new Dan Scott. In fact, two former castmembers are back for the finale. Guesses?

Sabrina in Prescott, Ariz: Is Millicent leaving Mouth behind and moving to New York? How could Brooke do that to them!
Don’t worry about this adorkable couple. They’ll survive whatever unexpected changes come to Clothes Over Bros.

Jessica: If Lucas and Peyton aren’t coming back to One Tree Hill, do they at least get a proper send-off?
That has been the topic of discussion this week and in our opinion, the answer is yes. If you haven’t already heard, cover your eyes now: Peyton and baby Scott beat the odds and live happily ever after in the finale. Okay, so it’s not that cut-and-dried, but after all of the heartache and loss Peyton has survived during six seasons of OTH, this final episode is a cakewalk. All elements of Lucas-Peyton saga are present in their final scene and we even get the traditional Chad Michael Murray voiceover. Fans are not left with a big question mark ending for Leyton. In fact, we’d go as far as to say that they do get their happily ever after.





Breaking News: Hilarie Burton Talks OTH Departure

14 05 2009

Ausiello has an exclusive interview with Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) on her decision to leave the show.

You can read it here.

The highlights: She had a six-year contract and decided, along with others, not to go beyond that.  Emotional and professional decision for her.  Her video in Feb. was done to dispel rumors.  Doesn’t want to speak for Chad.  (Article says CMM declined comment but confirmed he’s no longer on the show.)  Happy with Leyton’s ending.  Won’t rule out guest appearance.  Moving forward with Southern Gothic Productions.

My thoughts: Extremely disappointed.  Appreciate her honesty.  Wish One Tree Hill was ending this season.  It’s no longer the same show when you remove 2 main characters, especially at the same time.  On the other hand, Beverly Hills 90210 did that several times over and I still loved it, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.





Spoiler: Ask Ausiello

14 05 2009

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

Question: What does the future hold for Annie and Liam on 90210? –Stephanie
Ausiello:
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
Ausiello:
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
Ausiello:
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
Ausiello:
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
Ausiello:
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.





Spoiler: Mega Buzz

13 05 2009

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

You made a potentially sarcastic remark about Gossip Girl‘s Serena and Nate happening. I need to know if there is anything to that remark, because I am more hopeful than I should be about Serenate finding their way back together. Please help! — Megan
MICKEY: Hope springs eternal, Megan! I will downgrade my previous sarcastic remark to say that the possibility of Serenate is alive and well through the end of the season. But Serena’s season-finale suitor is someone entirely different — and surprising. If it’s a happy ending you’re looking for, forget it. Though Blair hears some magic words, her fall is looking increasingly shrouded in dread. Welcome to NYU, B.!

Will One Tree Hill‘s “Leyton” be back next season with mini Leyton? — Nicole
MATT:
Alas, in the days since you sent in this question, the CW confirmed that Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton will not be returning for Season 7. The silver lining is that the actors’ final outing is a solid one. TVGuide.com’s Robyn Ross, who screened the May 18 season finale, reports that the hour “wraps things up in a little bow with no shockers to leave us hanging. Old faces were back, and dreams were truly realized. Perhaps it could’ve served better as a series finale, because I’d love to think this is the way these stories would have ended.”

Let’s talk 90210who’s gonna die? — Matty
MICKEY:
Before I tell you who dies, let me ask you this, Matty: Ever see the movie Carrie? Because it’s prom time at West Bev, and Annie is doing her best Sissy Spacek impression for us. It’s harrowing; you might even say she is driven to do some very uncharacteristic things, like maybe even kill someone! Who? It’s hard to say exactly, but in the same episode, Adrianna makes a choice, Ethan makes a declaration, and Liam makes a mistake — all three of which are life-changing.





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

12 05 2009
  • On May 25th, The CW will re-air this week’s One Tree Hill (the Leyton wedding) as well as Lucas and Lindsey’s failed season 5 wedding.
  • You can watch this YouTube video to see how to get the same look as One Tree Hill’s Peyton.
  • Keedar Whittle (Nino, One Tree Hill) will be back next season.
  • Here’s an interesting article on the future of The CW, and the role the Gossip Girl spin-off could play.
  • Here’s a Q & A with Stephanie Savage on the spin-off.
  • The Chicago Tribune has a short interview with Alexandra Patsavas, who handles the music for Gossip Girl (and did The O.C.).
  • Ausiello has some hints about the Gossip Girl and 90210 finales.
  • Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl), Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl), Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl) and AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) are reportedly on Maxim’s Hot 100 list.
  • The winners of 90210’s Countdown to Prom contest have been announced and will appear in tonight’s episode.
  • Michelle Williams (Jen, Dawson’s Creek) will star in Blue Valentine.




5 Romantic Scenes

6 05 2009

I truly believe there’s no greater pick-me-up then rewatching some of teen drama’s most romantic scenes.  For the next five days, I’ll be showcasing some of my favorite ones.

5. Peyton tells Lucas she’s pregnant over the phone; he returns home and greets her AND her belly (One Tree Hill, Episode 6.13)





News Roundup: One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and 90210

29 04 2009
  • Apparently the latest issue of TV Guide Magazine has photos of Leyton’s wedding on One Tree Hill.
  • Quentin on One Tree Hill made TVGuide.com’s list of characters they’ll miss the most.
  • Kristen Bell (Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl) says she’d love to appear on-screen.  Currently she just voices the titular character.
  • Gossip Girl and 90210 stars made PEOPLE’s Most Beautiful list, according to Zap2it.  But I think Korbi is wrong by saying the girls came in at number 3, etc.  I think it’s just their placement in the on-line photo gallery.
  • Dustin Milligan (Ethan, 90210) says he’d like to wrap up his character’s storyline next season.  Pretty sure Rebecca Rand Kirshner Sinclair said that won’t happen.
  • The CW Source has video interviews with Milligan and Tristan Wilds (Dixon, 90210).
  • Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210) reportedly declared that “Zac Efron is the new Jason Priestley.”




Spoiler: Watch with Kristin

30 03 2009

RELEVANT QUESTIONS–DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!!!
Amanda in Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Kristen Bell was photographed on the set of Gossip Girl this week. Was it just a visit or are we going to actually see our favorite voice-over character in person on the show?
According to our sources, our beloved Kristen Bell is not scheduled to appear onscreen, but the season finale is all about Serena trying to unmask Gossip Girl. Oh dear…that’s probably not going to go so well for S.!

Daniel in Pine Grove, Pa.: Please tell me that Peyton and Baby Leyton will be all right on One Tree Hill!
A baby will be born on the One Tree Hill finale, but whether baby and/or Peyton survive is another question.








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