Hellcats and Nikita Premieres

8 09 2010

Tune into The CW at 9pm eastern tonight to see the premiere of Hellcats, starring one-time Beverly Hills 90210 guest-star Ashley Tisdale, Robbie Jones (Quentin, One Tree Hill), and Matt Barr (Ian “Psycho Derek” Banks, One Tree Hill), and featuring Jeff Hephner (Matt, The O.C.).

For more on Hellcats, check out my review of the pilot presentation.

Then tune into The CW at 9pm eastern tomorrow night to see the premiere of Nikita, starring Melinda Clarke (Julie, The O.C.).

For more on Nikita, check out my review of the pilot and read my interview with Clarke from May.

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

8 02 2010
  • Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) and Kelly Rutherford (Lily, Gossip Girl) attended the launch party for a new H & M clothing line.
  • Meester may star in the film Oranges.
  • The Chicago Tribune has an interview with Eric Daman (costume designer, Gossip Girl).
  • High Society, The CW’s new reality show focused on Tinsley Mortimer who cameo-ed on Gossip Girl last season, will debut on March 10.
  • Butchered, which features Cari Moskow (Patty, One  Tree Hill), will be available on DVD tomorrow.
  • In many foreign countries, when writing the date, they put the day before the month. That makes tomorrow 9/02/10 for them. Hee hee.
  • E! Online has a brief interview (no pun intended) with Kellan Lutz (George, 90210) about his Calvin Klein underwear campaign.
  • Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) was on The Wendy Williams Show. Inside TV has a great clip of her discussing her first 90210 kiss, which, as we know, was with Ian Ziering (Steve, Beverly Hills 90210). The show’s official site has some more info on her appearance.
  • Also, check out these clips for more on Garth’s current campaign for heart disease awareness.
  • Daniel Cosgrove (Matt, Beverly Hills 90210) will appear on Brothers & Sisters, which is executive produced by Greg Berlanti (writer-producer, Dawson’s Creek).
  • The Boston Herald has an interview with Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek).
  • MTV has an article on James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) and his film Formosa Betrayed.
  • Van Der Beek will be on Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night.
  • MTV also has a great article on Dawson’s Creek and what made it so good.
  • The Wendy Williams Show also a first kiss bit with Tate Donovan (Jimmy, The O.C.) from last week.
  • Dawson’s Creek and The O.C. are included in an article on shows that had strong ratings and critical acclaim at first but then lost them over time.
  • Fascinated by this article about a study on birth control education, where college students were shown an episode of The O.C. (circa Theresa’s pregnancy in season 1) or a news program on teen pregnancy and the reactions were compared. They found that “a fictional television drama may be more effective in persuading young women to use birth control.”
  • The Boston Herald also has an interview with Donovan.
  • Though it was interesting that Henri Lubatti (Henri-Michel, The O.C.) guest-starred on Chuck tonight, since both shows were/are executive produced by Josh Schwartz.
  • McG (executive producer, The O.C.) is working on the Charlie’s Angels remake. Aaron Spelling (executive producer, Beverly Hills 90210) was responsible for the original show.




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

31 12 2009
  • Noticed that the finalized artwork for the Beverly Hills Season 9 DVD is significantly different from the preliminary art, and both are significantly different from the original photo. First the original photo was altered to photoshop in Luke Perry (Dylan). Then they decided to also add in Vanessa Marcil (Gina) and cut out Vincent Young (Noah). This makes the second season in a row with Young missing from the cover art, even though he was a regular the entire season, unlike Perry, Marcil and even Jason Priestley (Brandon) and Tiffani Amber Thiessen (Valerie). Missing in all three photos, however, is Daniel Cosgrove (Matt) who was also a regular that season, albeit not from the beginning (though he is in one of the faded background images). Expect me to still be griping about this when the set is released on February 2nd.
  • ABC News has an interview with Candy Spelling (wife of Aaron, mother of Tori; Beverly Hills 90210).
  • Digital Spy has an interview with Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210). Some of it is outdated for us, since the show is just premiering in the country where the site is based. Most interesting is that he says he’s pretty sure there’s going to be a season 3–and then is bold enough to say the show could last “four or five years.”
  • They also have an interview with Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210), which also covers things we’ve already seen but also has spoilers.
  • MTV made New Year’s resolutions for Ryan (Ryan Eggold, 90210), Dan (Paul Johansson, One Tree Hill) and Jenny (Taylor Momsen, Gossip Girl). Zap2it and The Wrap have good resolutions for The CW.
  • Star News has a brief article on Brett Claywell (Tim, One Tree Hill) and the amazing work he’s been doing on One Life to Live. It’s truly remarkable.
  • Blair (Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl) is still in the running in the Girl on Top tournament.
  • You can vote for Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl) and Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl) as the stars you would kiss on New Year’s Eve.
  • The new season of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, starring Shailene Woodley (Kaitlin, The O.C.), premieres Monday on ABC Family.




News Roundup: Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and 90210

13 11 2009
  • The Soup parodied Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) and Ed Westwick (Chuck, Gossip Girl) in this video.
  • 50 Cent had some funny and nice things to say about Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl), his co-star in the movie Twelve.
  • Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) recorded a promo for SoGoPro. She also has a new blog post.
  • Nathan (James Lafferty, One Tree Hill). and David (Brian Austin Green, Beverly Hills 90210) are included in a SoapNet gallery on “character corrections” they’d like to see.
  • SoapNet will air a “Chillin’ with Dylan” marathon of Beverly Hills 90210 on Nov. 27, from 1pm-9pm. Will post a reminder that morning.
  • Daniel Cosgrove (Matt, Beverly Hills 90210) has joined the cast of As the World Turns.
  • PEOPLE’s Celebrity Baby Blog has an interview with Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) mostly on her family but there’s a little 90210 stuff thrown in.
  • PEOPLE has an article on Tiffani-Amber Thiessen’s (Valerie, Beverly Hills 90210) recently-announced pregnancy.
  • The whole Jackie-Silver missed birthdays storyline from this week’s 90210 made TVGuide.com’s list of top moments. Wish I could agree.
  • GeekSugar can tell you what cell phone Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes, 90210) has been using.
  • Kellan Lutz (George, 90210) will reportedly be honored with a Power of Youth award.




Fun Fact

24 09 2009

Did you know many characters on our teen dramas have the same names?

Keep reading for tons of examples:

David: a main character on Beverly Hills 90210, and Jack’s boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek

Scott: a main character on Beverly Hills 90210 and a last name on One Tree Hill

Matt: a main character on Beverly Hills 90210, Joey’s mural-wrecker on Dawson’s Creek and Sandy’s partner on The O.C.

Zach: Carly’s son on Beverly Hills 90210 and Summer’s boyfriend on The O.C.

Nikki/Nicki: Brandon’s girlfriend on Beverly Hills 90210, Dawson’s classmate on Dawson’s Creek and Jake’s babymama on One Tree Hill

Samantha/Sam: Steve’s mom on Beverly Hills 90210 and Brooke’s “foster kid” on One Tree Hill

Abby: Valerie’s mom on Beverly Hills 90210, Jen’s friend on Dawson’s Creek and the witness to Keith’s murder on One Tree Hill

Emma: Brandon’s cheatee on Beverly Hills 90210 and Pacey & Jack’s roommate on Dawson’s Creek

Henry: Brandon’s boss on Beverly Hills 90210 and Jen’s boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek

Tracy: Brandon’s girlfriend on  Beverly Hills 90210 and Naomi’s mom on 90210

Cliff: Donna’s suitor on Beverly Hills 90210 and Dawson’s classmate on Dawson’s Creek

Sophie: David’s girlfriend on Beverly Hills 90210 and Sandy’s mom on The O.C.

Lauren: Matt’s wife on Beverly Hills 90210 and Jamie’s teacher on One Tree Hill

Allison/Alison: Kelly’s fellow fire victim on Beverly Hills 90210 and Dan/Jenny’s mom on Gossip Girl

Elle: the transvestite on Beverly Hills 90210 and Chuck’s mystery woman on Gossip Girl

Jen: a main character on Dawson’s Creek and Naomi’s sister on 90210

Jack: a main character on Dawson’s Creek, Dylan’s dad on Beverly Hills 90210 and Chuck’s uncle on Gossip Girl

Oliver: Dawson’s film partner on Dawson’s Creek and Marissa’s friend/suitor on The O.C.

Alex: Pacey’s boss on Dawson’s Creek and Seth/Marissa’s girlfriend on The O.C.

Eddie: Joey’s boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek and Theresa’s boyfriend on The O.C.

Ty: Jen’s boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek and Adrianna’s babydaddy on 90210

Ryan: a main character on The O.C. and 90210, and Steve’s brother on Beverly Hills 90210

Taylor: a main character on The O.C. and Haley’s sister on One Tree Hill

Jimmy: a main character on The O.C. and Mouth/Lucas’ friend on One Tree Hill

Anna: Seth’s girlfriend on The O.C. and Lucas’ girlfriend on One Tree Hill

Carter: Kirsten’s business partner on The O.C. and everyone’s frenemy on Gossip Girl

Lindsay/Lindsey: Ryan’s girlfriend on The O.C. and Lucas’ girlfriend on The O.C.

Theresa: Ryan’s girlfriend on The O.C. and the gang’s classmate/friend on One Tree Hill

Lucas/Luke: a main chacter on One Tree Hill and Marissa’s boyfriend on The O.C.

Nathan/Nate: a main character on One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl

Haley/Hailey: a main character on One Tree Hill and Kirsten’s sister on The O.C.

Dan: a main character on One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl, and Andrea’s boyfriend on Beverly  Hills 90210

Keith: a main character on One Tree Hill and Steve’s fraternity brother on Beverly Hills 90210

Karen: a main character on One Tree Hill and Pacey’s co-worker on Dawson’s Creek

Deb/Debbie: a main character on One Tree Hill and 90210

Rachel: a main character on One Tree Hill, Sandy’s colleague on The O.C. and Serena/Blair’s teacher on Gossip Girl

Cooper: Nathan’s uncle on One Tree Hill and a last name on The O.C.

Chuck: a main character on Gossip Girl and Jamie’s classmate on One Tree Hill

Jenny: a main character on Gossip Girl and Jake’s daughter on One Tree Hill

Lily: a main character on Gossip Girl, Dawson’s sister on Dawson’s Creek and Lucas’ sister on One Tree Hill

Ethan: a main character on 90210 and Jack’s boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek

Dixon: a main character on 90210 and Lucas’ director on One Tree Hill





Before They Were Teen Drama Stars

17 08 2009

They may have been young when they first entered the teen drama world, but many of the actors had careers in the industry already.

This week I’ll go show-by-show to highlight what some of them were on before they were teen drama stars.

TODAY: Beverly Hills 90210

JASON PRIESTLEY (Brandon)

Seven episodes of Sister Kate.

SHANNEN DOHERTY (Brenda)

Starring role on Little House on the Prairie and Our House.

IAN ZIERING (Steve)

Had a recurring role from 1986-1988 on one of my favorite non-teen drama shows, Guiding Light.

LUKE PERRY (Dylan)

Was in several episodes of Loving and Another World.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN (David)

Appeared on seven episodes of Knots Landing.

Was in one episode of Good Morning Miss Bliss, AKA Saved by the Bell: The Junior High Years (pre-Tiffani Amber Thiessen).

GABRIELLE CARTERIS (Andrea)

Several episodes of Another World.

Was in CBS and ABC “after school specials.”

TIFFANI AMBER THIESSEN (Valerie)

Kelly on Saved by the Bell.  Duh!

KATHLEEN ROBERTSON (CLARE)

Starring role on Maniac Mansion.

LINDSAY PRICE (Janet)

Recurring roles on Days of Our Lives, All My Children and The Bold & The Beautiful.

DANIEL COSGROVE (Matt)

Recurring role on All My Children.

VANESSA MARCIL (Gina)

Starring role on General Hospital.

Come back tomorrow for part 2!





90210 Locations Pt. 7

26 01 2009

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

I spent a small portion of my 90210 journey traveling to secondary sites.  That is, locations that appeared on the show but weren’t primary or all that significant.

This included Melrose Place and 7250 (where Now Wear This and Matt’s law office were located).

As you can see below, they both look a bit different than how they appeared on the show.  To be fair, though, that was more than nine years ago!

Melrose Place

7250 Interior

As you may notice, I didn’t include The Peach Pit After Dark on my journey.  The After Dark–outside and inside–was shot on the 90210 lot in Van Nuys.  We drove by and you could clearly tell where the iconic After Dark awning was but it wasn’t easy to take a picture.  Swingtown, recently canceled, has been filming on the lot recently and I do regret not taking a picture of that sign.

So there you have it: 90210 up close and personal.

I did skip a number of secondary sites, such as Andrea and Jesse’s apartment, a few of the hotels and a bunch of places only seen in one episode.  The purpose of the trip was to visit the main places where 90210 was filmed, places I’ve seen on TV hundreds of times since I was 9 years old.  I think we can all agree: mission accomplished!

Remember, you can find out how to create your own 90210 journey here!

To find out more about LA in general and see my pictures, click here!








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