Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

17 11 2009

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

Krista in Lafayette Hill, Pa.: Is it true that the CW has decided to air the rest of the episodes of The Beautiful Life later this season? If for some miracle the ratings increased would they bring it back full time?
A representative for the CW tells us, “The status of unaired eps of The Beautiful Life is still to be determined.” My rock-solid source who knows about such things tells me: No truth whatsoever. Sorry, Mischa!

Drew in Walhalla, S.C.: I’m a freak for Chuck and Blair on Gossip Girl! Tell me they aren’t going to break up any time soon.
They aren’t. It’s actually Rufus and Lily’s relationship that will be in a very bad place until the end of the season. From what I understand, it all stems from a letter that Serena’s father is going to send her. And of course, it doesn’t help that Bart Bass is back in the mix!

Rebecca in Miami: How about some One Tree Hill scoop?
Skills is moving to Los Angeles. (Tear. You will be missed in Tree Hill!) Also, a new man may come between Brooke and Julian.

Randall in Ohio: How about some good stuff on 90210? I’ve been getting into it lately.
DVR alert: I’m hearing that episode 12 is going to be awesome. It all goes down at the Winter Wonderland dance, and an intervention takes place for Annie to get her to realize that Jasper is a bad guy. Hmmm, will she believe them? Also, Teddy has feelings for Silver and asks her out, but she rejects him. Wah-wah. Though we hear something will happen between the two later on.

Credit: E! Online

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Notes:

If you recall, The Beautiful Life starred Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.).

We already saw Lily receive the letter from Serena’s father last week and the OTH stuff we already knew as well both from the episodes and spoilish info I posted.

There’s also been spoilish pictures of the Winter Wonderland dance circulating. Can’t remember if I posted them.





Exclusive: One Tree Hill’s Lee Norris Answers YOUR Questions!

8 11 2009

This was the third time I’ve interviewed Lee Norris (Mouth, One Tree Hill) but I can’t say “third time’s a charm” because he’s been charming every time.  And this time around, as we caught up on the phone, he was gracious enough to answer questions submitted by YOU!

TeenDramaWhore: Since we just spoke a few months ago, today I thought I would do things a little bit differently.  I asked my readers, your fans, to send in questions. So this is coming directly from them.

Lee Norris: Alright, very cool.

TDW: So Em wants to know: Do you hang out with any of your One Tree Hill costars in your  free time?

Norris: Yeah, absolutely. We’re a tight-knit family and we’ve worked together for going on seven years here so we definitely hang out. Sophia [Bush, Brooke] is a great friend of mine and we have new faces now like Austin [Nichols, Julian], who’s a good kid. You know, pretty much everyone.  We all hang out when we can. We work different schedules.

TDW: Okay, and Zella wants to know: In last week’s episode, Mouth got the idea of doing his own sports webshow/website as his new career path, and she’s wondering what web-series, podcasts, and websites do you pay attention to in real-life. And if you are into web 2.0 & social media like we are.

Norris: That’s a good question. I’m not a huge blog-follower. Other than, of course, TeenDramaWhore, a big shout-out there.

TDW: Thank you!

Norris: But I don’t go to too many blog sites. My girlfriend reads some of that stuff and will send interesting things to me so I pretty much rely on her. But otherwise, I’m pretty typical, you know, ESPN.com viewer and I try to keep up with a couple of my favorite bands’ blogs in terms of their upcoming concerts and things like diaries that they’re doing and stuff.  So that kind of thing. I’m not a huge–like I don’t do Twitter. I think it’s a really cool thing and I just don’t think I’m exciting enough to have a Twitter personally.

TDW: Awww.

Norris: I don’t. I just feel like, I don’t know. Maybe people would be interested. I guess they probably would considering I have a really cool job and work with some pretty cool people but otherwise I don’t think they really care about me eating my chicken sandwich from Chik-fil-A.

TDW: You never know.  Lauren wants to know if the cast is planning on doing anymore tours or charity events?

Norris: You know, those kinds of things have always been driven by our producers. They’re really the force behind that, and the network. So it’s not typically up to the cast, but, that being said, I would love to go out and do any of those kind of things because anytime we get to go out and see the fans face-to-face, it’s obviously the best part of the job for me, to get to meet all of our fans because they’re the reason we’ve been around for so long and it’s nice when you can step outside of this little world we have in Wilmington and see that what we’re doing on this little soundstage is affecting people that live in other countries. It’s just amazing to see that it affects people in a real-life way. So I’d be all for that. And I really want–I’d really like to some, you know, we’ve been over the states quite a bit but it’d be nice to sort of go out and do some international stuff.

TDW: And Lauren also wants to know if you are interested in directing an episode.

Norris: Yeah. I would eventually like to move into directing. It’s been really fun to work with James [Lafferty, Nathan] and Soph and [Bethany Joy Galeotti, Haley] and Paul [Johansson, Dan] and watch them do it. I’m the kind of person–I’m like a major organizer and preparer. I don’t typically like to take something on until I feel like I’ve learned every possible thing about it, and directing is such a huge task that I feel like I’m still sort of figuring that whole world out. I’m observing a lot and trying to learn as much as I can, so that if the opportunity comes along, that, you know, obviously I can do–I can hopefully do–a great job. But, yeah, I’d be interested in that eventually.

TDW: A reader by the username of g90210th wants to know: Besides Mouth, who is your favorite character currently on the show, and why?

Norris: Ooh, that’s a good question! Wow. I don’t know. Is it really bad to say that Dan is my favorite character?

TDW: Not at all!  That’s totally fine.

Norris: I don’t know, it’s kind of weird. I don’t know.  I’m always, you know, intrigued as to what’s going on in that man’s mind because he’s just so…Obviously I don’t like him at all but I’m always sort of waiting to see what he’s got up his sleeve and currently kind of interesting to me is, is he really the bad guy in his relationship  right now or is Rachel [Dannel Harris] the bad guy?  They’re both pretty bad. That’s kind of interesting to me at the moment so I guess I’ll go with Dan. I bet most people wouldn’t pick Mouth to say that.

TDW: Keren wants to know: If you could be in any TV series beside OTH, which series would it be? Which character?

Norris: Okay, I’d definitely would love to be on True Blood, which is a show about vampires. I would definitely want to be–well, first of all it’s set in the South and I’m from the South so I definitely just want to be a cool, majorly-centuries-old vampire that’s really really bad-ass, I guess. I don’t know. I didn’t get swept away in the whole Twilight thing but the True Blood craze is pretty cool.  It’s a neat show.

TDW: Keren also wants to know: If you could visit any country in the world right now, which country would it be?

Norris: That’s a good question, too.  Gosh, you know I’ve always wanted to go to Australia but I’ve never been. I almost studied abroad there in college and it fell through at the last minute. I’ve heard wonderful things about the people and the beaches and the weather.  I’d like to do that. It’s just a long flight from here. There’s a number of places I’d like to go but  I’ve been lucky to travel to some great countries already and Australia’s one of the ones, unfortunately, I haven’t been to yet.

TDW: Becky wants to know: How has the cast changed this season with the departure of Chad [Michael Murray, Lucas] and Hilarie [Burton, Peyton] and the addition of some of the new actors?

Norris: Obviously we miss Chad and Hil because we worked for them for six years and, you know, it’s tough to say goodbye to people after that long  but, you know, I think One Tree Hill is really an ensemble show at its core. I think there’s enough of “old people” around that the show still has interesting stories left to tell about the characters. And I think you still feel the presence of Lucas and Peyton from time to time, which is important. In terms of the new characters, you know, I feel like they’ve tried to balance so you’re not completely immersed in new storylines only without the old stuff. Obviously, you know, Rob Buckley’s character Clay just had a huge revelation in terms of you finding out he’s been married and his wife passed away tragically, and I think that was a really smart way to introduce that character because certainly it’s hard enough to deal with that and obviously he’s kind of good to Nathan and Haley who are a big core part of the show. So I think that’s interesting ,and Jana Kramer [Alex] is really funny and has a lot of energy as Alex so I think they’re doing a good job of balancing the new characters so far.

TDW: Okay.  A different Lauren wants to know: When the show eventually ends, what are your plans?

Norris: Well, my plans are hopefully to continue acting because I love it. It’s a passion of mine and I’d like to continue doing it for as along as I can. And I certainly wouldn’t mind moving behind the camera, as I said, to directing. I’d look for those opportunities.

TDW: Okay, this one’s a little bit longer.  Lauren also wants to know: If you could describe each of your castmates with one word, what would it be?

Norris: Oh, wow. Okay, I’ll try. This is going to be like word association. It’s going to be like right off the bad.  So, each cast member?

TDW: Yes.

Norris: Okay. For Sophia I would say intelligent. For Austin I would say wily–in a good way. I guess that’s more than one word but anyway. For James I would say focused. Let’s see.  Gosh, I’m trying to think. We have so many cast members! For Rob I would say polite. For Lisa [Goldstein, Millicent] I would say genuine. For Paul I would say mischievous.  For Antwon [Tanner, Skills] I would say talkative. (laughs) Who am I missing? Oh, I haven’t done Joy. Oh gosh.  That’s a tough one. Let’s see.  What would I say about Joy? I would say she is…gosh, I would say, I don’t know.  She’s like such a unique person and complex. Let’s go with multi-talented.

TDW: Yeah, she definitely has that going for.

Norris: She does.  The girl is like–I don’t know if people know this but she just put together like a Broadway musical pretty much.

TDW: I know! I’m looking forward to seeing it. I hope it goes far.

Norris: She’s insanely talented. Is that everybody?

TDW: Yeah, I think you got the core cast down really well.

Norris: Oh, Shantel [VanSanten, Quinn]. I didn’t do Shantel.  She’s glamorous.

TDW: Okay. And what can you tell us about your storyline for the rest of this season?

Norris: Well I can tell you that Mouth’s in a bit of a predicament right now because he just lost his job after sticking up for Nathan. So he’s gotta figure out his career path and obviously in the last episode Julian sort of planted a seed in him, thinking about the internet so it’s going to be interesting to see if he can pick that up and run with it. And certainly I think also really important to him is obviously his relationship with Millicent and she’s starting to go down a little bit of a questionable path here after being introduced to this modeling world. How is he going to maintain this relationship with the girl that he loves but who’s changing right before his eyes? He’s got a lot to deal with. There’s no shortage of drama in Tree Hill, you know that.

TDW: And lastly, do you have any message for the fans?

Norris: Well, obviously anytime I get a chance to say anything to the fans, after seven years, we have to say thank you.  They are absolutely without a doubt the reason we’re still on the air and I just thank them for their passion and their support because obviously, you know, this is a lot of fun for this. This is a job and we appreciate the fact that you guys let us into your homes every week. So I would say thank you because I don’t think I’ll ever be able say to say thank you enough.

TDW: Well, thank you so much, Lee.  I really appreciate you taking the time to do this.

Norris: Of course, Shari. It’s always fun to talk to you so keep up the good work.

TDW: Thank you.  I hope you’ll continue to check out the site.

Norris: I will. I love it when you interview my friends.

TDW: They have such great things to say about you!

Norris: It’s pretty nice. Alright, Shari, take care!

TDW: Thank you, you too!

Come back Tuesday for another exclusive interview!

TDW Interview Index





Exclusive: Get To Know One Tree Hill’s Allison Munn

11 10 2009

Let’s get one thing straight: this isn’t Allison Munn’s first trip to the rodeo.  Sure, she only started on One Tree Hill last season and (unfortunately) isn’t in every episode.  But with a starring role on the dearly departed What I Like About You, continued involvement with Rock the Vote and a growing role on OTH, I think it’s safe to say “Miss Lauren” is doing pretty well for herself.

TeenDramaWhore: You starred in nearly 60 episodes of What I Like About You.  What are some of the differences working on a half-hour comedy versus a one-hour drama?

Allison Munn: I love working in both the comedy and drama format, but they’re completely different beasts.  I started out in musical theatre, where I was used to performing in front of an audience, holding for laughs, and getting instant gratification for a funny bit.  That ’70s Show and What I Like About You were shot in front of a studio audience, so it was a comfortable transition.  Shooting a sitcom is like doing a mini-play every week.  You rehearse for the first 3 days, camera block and pre-shoot on the 4th day, and shoot the whole episode in front of the audience on the 5th.  It’s super fast and incredibly fun.  Dramas move at a much slower pace – you could spend half of a day on one scene.  There isn’t as much rehearsal time as there is for a sitcom, but you get more takes.  Oh, and actors generally look a lot better in a drama, because the lighting is better – so I love that.  At the end of the day, though, it’s all about creating an entertaining and honest performance, regardless of the format.

TDW: When you joined One Tree Hill, did you know you were going to be Jamie’s teacher AND Skills’ love interest?

Munn: When I first joined One Tree Hill, I had no idea I’d eventually be paired up with Skills.  I was thrilled when Mark Schwahn called me soon after my first episode and pitched this storyline.  I was excited to work with Antwon Tanner because he’s so great on the show and he’s good friends with Wesley Jonathan (my character’s love interest from What I Like About You).  Antwon is so easy to work with, super-relaxed and funny.  We have a blast.

TDW: What is it like working with Jackson Brundage and the other child actors?

Munn: Jackson is awesome.  He’s such a cool kid – I love hanging out with him on set.  He’s so professional – always knows his lines (and mine when I forget one!) and takes direction like a champ.  Working with babies, on the other hand, is terrifying.  On Carpoolers, my character had a 6-month-old baby and he was in my arms in many of my scenes.  The triplets they hired to play the baby were enormous – SO heavy. They always dressed me in very tall platform shoes and I was so afraid I was going to trip and drop the baby – to the point where I’d have nightmares about it.   I can’t tell you how many times I tried to convince the director to let me sit down in a scene – or put the baby in a stroller.

TDW: As of this writing, the first two episodes of season 7 have aired.  Will we see more of you this season? [Ed. note: now 4 episodes have aired, as of publication]

Munn: You will see more of Lauren this season.  I think Lauren is really good for Skills.  She’s grounded and sincere and genuinely loves him.  It’s a very solid relationship and I’m excited to see where it goes.

TDW: Are you working on any other projects?

Munn: Yes, there is project coming up that I’m excited about but I don’t know if I can talk about it yet.

TDW: You’re originally from South Carolina.  Does North Carolina seem similar or different to you?

Munn: Working in the South has been one of my favorite things about this job.   I’m from Columbia, South Carolina and went to college in Charleston but I haven’t ever worked there.  It has been such a blast to work in a town that feels like home.  My mom, dad, brother, and sister have all visited at some point.  Downtown Wilmington is beautiful – it reminds me of Charleston and the beaches are lovely.  Whenever I’m down there I dream of buying a house and moving there.  And don’t even get me started on the food – the boiled peanuts, pulled pork barbecue, grits, biscuits, hush puppies…

TDW: In the past you’ve been very involved with Rock the Vote.  Now that the election is over, what do you do for them?

Munn: I love Rock the Vote and am proud to have been involved with them.  They are a non-partisan organization and their primary focus is to give a voice to a typically overlooked portion of voters. Due to their efforts, the youth vote (18-29 year olds) has risen significantly over the past 10 years and more than doubled in 2008.  Now that the election is over – their focus has switched to educating young voters by explaining the issues in ways that young people can relate to.  They analyze the issue from all sides and leave the voters to decide where they stand.  I think that’s why love this organization so much – they don’t tell you how to think, they give you the tools to think for yourself.  For example, if you want to learn more about the health care debate, visit: http://www.rockthevote.com/issues/health-care.html

TDW: Have you given any thought joining Twitter or Facebook so you can interact with fans?

Munn: I’m on Twitter.  My Twitter name is @allisonmunn.  See you there.

Come back next Sunday for another exclusive interview!

TDW Interview Index





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

19 09 2009
  • Please check out my updated Twitter Directory.  With the help of some readers, I found a bunch of new fake accounts this weekend for the 90210 and Gossip Girl stars.  Please let me know if you find any more.
  • Shannen Doherty (Brenda, Beverly Hills 90210) is reportedly working on a reality show about her life, and hints that “I’ll be back on TV very soon. There will be an announcement very soon. I promise you that.”
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) says she draws inspiration for her character from her sister.
  • One Tree Hill’s “naked” scene between Skills (Antwon Taylor) and Mouth (Lee Norris) was one of TVGuide.com’s top moments of thse week.
  • Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) spoke to E!Online about recent controversy regarding her style and choice of dress.
  • I had a hard time choosing a winner for the Melrose Place contest, as all 3 entries I got had multiple cross-over ideas–and good ones, too!.  I narrowed each commenter’s ideas down to the one I liked best, and then chose from there.  The winner is g90210th, who suggested a cross-over between One Tree Hill’s Nathan and Clay with Melrose Place’s Ella.  Out of all the ideas, I thought this one was the most realistic and the least cliche, which is what I’d like to see in an actual cross-over.  Congrats g90210th!




Get Ready for One Tree Hill Season 7!

12 09 2009

We’re days away from One Tree Hill’s season 7 premiere!

Here’s what you need to know about last season:

After season 5 ended with a massive cliff-hanger–which girl did Lucas ask to marry him?–it is revealed that Peyton is the one Luke called and they travel to Las Vegas to get married. Realizing they want their friends and family to witness the nuptials, Leyton returns to Tree Hill where they move in together.  A few months later, Peyton finds out she’s pregnant but soon suffers complications.  The duo decide to follow the motto of carpe diem and pull-off a last-minute wedding.  The wedding night takes a disastrous turn when Peyton suffers yet another pregnancy complication but it leads to the birth of the beautiful and healthy Sawyer Brooke Scott.  We last see a happy Leyton and baby Sawyer driving in The Comet..

Earlier in the season, Lucas is ecstatic when he finds out An Unkindness of Ravens will be made into a movie.  He’s thrown for a loop, however, when the producer ends up being Peyton’s ex, Julian Baker.  Julian decides not to cause any trouble with Leyton and instead works peacefully with Lucas on the film.  After finding a director and casting the lead roles, the film is shut down.

Peyton finds out who her birth father is but is unable to forge a relationship with him.  She continues to work with Mia (who starts dating Brooke’s ex, Chase) on her music career, and helps Haley resume hers.

Brooke gets off to a bumpy start when she is assualted one night at Clothes Over Bros.  Convinced her mother is responsible for the attack, the two drift further apart.  Brooke’s faith in herself and humanity is restored when she takes in Sam, one of Haley’s troubled young students.  The two adjust to living together and develop a mother-daughter dynamic, which comes to an end when Sam decides to live with her birth mother.

Throughout this, Brooke continues to find happiness in her love life.  She rejects Owen when he comes back to town, and reluctantly starts a relationship with Julian.  Despite his efforts to convince her how much he loves her, Brooke is apprehensive to commit.  In the finale, she mends her relationship with her mother and ultimately decides Julian is one the for her and goes to him to declare her love.

Haley, Nathan and Jamie find life as they know it disrupted when Quentin–Haley’s student, Nathan’s motivator and Jamie’s role model–is murdered.  Haley is fired from her job as a teacher at Tree Hill High after she refuses to censor one of Sam’s essays. Nathan, in an effort to make his way back to the NBA, plays Slamball before realizing it is too dangerous for him.  He joins a minor league team and, in the finale, is called up to the NBA as a member of the Charlotte Bobcats.  Jamie’s growing pains include dealing  a school bully and his first crush, finding out the truth about Grandpa Dan’s past and being nearly kidnapped by Nanny Carrie (again).

Dan faces struggles in almost every aspect of his life: he’s kidnapped and tortured by Nanny Carrie, his sons still refuse to have anything to do with him and his heart conditions worse.  Add on an explosive confrontation with ex-wife Deb, and it makes for one trying year in the life of Dan Scott.

Speaking of Deb, she breaks up with Skills who takes it badly and first but rebounds with Jamie’s teacher, Miss Lauren.

Mouth and Millicent take a big step and move in together, but their relationship progress is thrawted when Gigi coms back to town and tries to get with Mouth.  After some time apart, Mouth is able to win Millicent back and they resume their relationship.

The season ends with everyone (except for Dan, perhaps) in a state of happiness and satisfaction.

Come back tomorrow for an exclusive One Tree Hill interview and come back Monday night at 8pm eastern for a live-blog of the season 7 premiere!





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

25 08 2009
  • Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) is back on Twitter with a slightly different username.
  • According to Michael Cudlitz (Tony, Beverly Hills 90210), James Eckhouse (Jim, Beverly Hills 90210) will be on an upcoming episode of Southland.
  • At the premiere for Extract, a film in which Dustin Milligan (Ethan, 90210) appears, he discussed how he won’t be back on the show.  Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210), his girlfriend, was also there.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi) is on the cover of the first issue of Beauty Entertainment Magazine.
  • TVGuideMagazine.com has a spoilish interview with McCord and Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210).
  • Star News posted a “first look” photo gallery for One Tree Hill’s seventh season.
  • According to the Associated Press, it hasn’t been decided what will happen to Antwon Tanner (Skills, One Tree Hill) in regards to his role on OTH.  Tanner plead guilty last week to fraud charges.
  • Ausiello has interesting spoilers on a Chuck (Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl) storyline for this season.
  • MTV is developing a U.S. version of Skins to be the “absolute opposite of Gossip Girl.”
  • Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl) will star in Young Americans alongside Chris Pratt (Che, The O.C.). Coincidentally, Young Americans used to be the name of a show on The WB, a spin-0ff of Dawson’s Creek which starred Rodney Scott (Will, Dawson’s Creek).
  • MTV has an interview with Adam Brody (Seth, The O.C.) on his role in Jennifer’s Body.




BREAKING NEWS: Antwon Tanner Pleads Guilty to Fraud

21 08 2009

According to Newsday.com (a reptuable, nationally-known newspaper from where I grew up), Antwon Tanner (Skills, One Tree Hill) plead guilty “in Brooklyn federal court today to illegally selling Social Security numbers for $10,000.”

Tanner, when sentenced in late November, faces up to 10 years in prison but will likely get “between 6 and 12 months, according to prosecutors, [since] there was no evidence that the numbers were actually used to defraud anyone.”

Tanner has said via Twitter that he will be appearing in One Tree Hill’s seventh season, which premieres Sept. 14.

I will update as more info comes in, but Tanner isn’t expected to comment until his sentencing.

He was first arrested in April.  I am doing a revised version of the poll I had posted then. 

Please vote.

 








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