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

9 04 2009
  • There will be a fashion spread featuring Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine.
  • Perez Hilton posted a pre-Gossip Girl picture of Chace Crawford (Nate).
  • Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210) is one of the celebrities in Zac Efron’s first Funny or Die video.
  • At a recent event Stroup said she’d like to do a cross-over with Gossip Girl.
  • There’s another teen drama connection on Southland, besides the show starring Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.).  The other main character is played by Michael Cudlitz who played Tony Miller in eleven episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210.  This article pointed that out and links to a clip.
  • Scott Scanlon’s suicide on Beverly Hills 90210 in season 2 is on The New York Post’s list of Shocking TV Suicides.
  • The HD Room is giving away 5 copies of the Beverly Hills 90210 Season 7 DVD set.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) and Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill) will be part of Op’s Summer of Music campaign.  There’s lots of pictures here.
  • There’s another video blog with Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) on the Southern Gothic Productions blog.
  • Allison Scagliotti (Abby, One Tree Hill) has been cast in a Sci-Fi series.
  • has a great ‘where are they now’ piece on the cast of The O.C.
  • Adam Goldberg (Oliver, Dawson’s Creek) stars in new cop show, The Unusuals.

Article: Jessica Lowndes Says…

13 01 2009

…Adrianna’s baby is, essentially, saving her life.

How so you ask?  In the most in-depth interview (which was briefly mentioned in today’s roundup) I’ve seen with her, Lowndes says her character has been turning her life around–no more drugs, etc.–and being pregnant will keep her on the right track.

So, SPOILER ALERT, Adrianna will be keeping the baby.

My favorite part of the article is the way it starts: pointing out how Lowndes was barely on the press’ radar when the show began (and seemed to be going the Scott Scanlon route-aka dying prematurely and tragically) but has now carved out a name and character for herself.  And, so, I offer you another comparison: Lowndes’s path is very much like Luke Perry’s (Dylan, Beverly Hills 90210).  Perry joined the show as a guest-star with an unplanned/unforeseen future and soon became one of the best things about it.  Interesting, no?

Other tidbits from the article: Lowndes was 4 when the original started (I was 3!); Adrianna will beat Annie for the lead in an upcoming school play; and Lowndes still “pinches” herself when she’s around original cast members!

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