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

26 04 2010
  • Zap2it has “12 steps to a better One Tree Hill,” and I largely agree with their gripes and suggestions.
  • Korbi and TV.com have interviews with James Lafferty (Nathan, One Tree Hill). Have you read my interview with him yet?
  • E! Online has an interview with Robert Buckley (Clay, One Tree Hill).
  • Examiner.com has an interview with Stephen Colletti (Chase, One Tree Hill).
  • The CW Source posted an interview with Tyler Hilton (Chris, One Tree Hill). Big oops: Hilton had no idea who Everly was (that’s the band Bethany Joy Galeotti [Haley, One Tree Hill]).
  • The News, a publication at the prep school Choate, has an interesting article on the negative effects of shows like Gossip Girl and 90210.
  • Kind of love this diagram of Gossip Girl hook-ups.
  • New York Magazine has a pretty funny piece on Gossip Girl and…chest hair.
  • MTV has an interview with Billy Baldwin (William, Gossip Girl).
  • NBC Chicago has an interview with AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210).
  • John Schneider (Jeffrey, 90210) will star in the film Doonby.
  • Southland, starring Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) and Michael Cudlitz (Tony, Beverly Hills 90210), has been renewed for another season on TNT.
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News Roundup: Gossip Girl, 90210, One Tree Hill and The O.C.

19 03 2010
  • The Chuck/Elizabeth storyline from this week’s Gossip Girl is one of TVGuide.com’s Top Moments of the Week.
  • PEOPLE.com has an article on the friendship between Matthew Settle (Rufus, Gossip Girl) and Kelly Rutherford (Lily, Gossip Girl).
  • Kristin has a post praising 90210 and dishing tons of spoilers, the majority of which I’m pretty sure we knew already.
  • WPIX has a video interview with Tristan Wilds (Dixon, 90210).
  • Apparently Shenae Grimes (Annie, 90210) is preparing a photography exhibit somewhere. News to me. Strange it wasn’t mentioned during her recent TV interviews.
  • Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) participated in The KIND Movement.
  • The new season of Dancing With The Stars, featuring Shannen Doherty (Brenda, Beverly Hills 90210), premieres Monday night.
  • A postcard will be sent on your behalf–for free–to The CW in support of One Tree Hill if you fill out this form.
  • USA Today has an interview with Bryan Greenberg (Jake, One Tree Hill).
  • Nylon has a video interview with Greenberg.
  • Thanks to Sara for sharing this fun video of a guy performing a bunch of TV theme songs, including The O.C.
  • A TV critic believes Southland is a breakout role for Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.).




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

16 03 2010
  • Last night’s Gossip Girl (1.7 million viewers) stayed the same in the ratings compared to last week, making that two weeks in a row with a record-low. Meanwhile, Life Unexpected had a nice increase in ratings, which The CW (rightfully) bragged about in a press release, while also spinning GG’s numbers.
  • At work today, Gossip Cop and I busted Access Hollywood and OK! Magazine for citing one of the fake Twitter accounts for Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl).
  • Zap2it has an interview with Aaron Tveit (Tripp, Gossip Girl), mostly about Ugly Betty.
  • Hilary Duff (Olivia, Gossip Girl) and Chris Carmack (Luke, The O.C.) star in the TV movie Beauty & The Briefcase, which will air on ABCFamily April 18.
  • Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) wrote a piece for TVGuide.com about tonight’s episode of Southland. Apparently this is the third week he’s done this. News to me!
  • Bonnie Somerville (Rachel, The O.C.) and Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210) each participated in a short trivia game with DailyFill, where the questions happened to be predominantly about our teen dramas!
  • The CW Source, BuzzSugar and TeenTelevision.com have spoilish interviews with Tristan Wilds (Dixon, 90210).
  • Alloy and TV.com have spoilish interviews with Michael Steger (Navid, 90210). Really not happy with the factually-inaccurate and insulting answer he gave to the last question in the latter one. (BTW, have you read my interview with him?)
  • Crushable.com has a post highlighting “5 Dudes Who Are Way Too Old To Be Playing Teenagers on TV,” including Trevor Donovan (Teddy, 90210) and making references to Steger and Andrea (Gabrielle Carteris, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • The Walshes ranked 49th in TV Guide Magazine’s list of Top 50 TV Families.
  • For the week of February 22, One Tree Hill had one of the top 10 biggest gains when DVR ratings were factored in.
  • Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) posted a new vlog earlier this month on the SoGoPro site.
  • Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill) is going on tour with Jordin Sparks.
  • Michaela McManus (Lindsey, One Tree Hill) has been cast as one of the leads in the CW pilot Nomads.




Spoiler: Ask Ausiello

4 03 2010

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

Question: Is something going to happen between Dan and Blair on Gossip Girl? Or were you just pulling our legs? —Janice
Ausiello:
Maybe a little of both? I asked executive producer Stephanie Savage about the possibility of a Dan/Blair hook-up down the line, and here’s what she said: “There are only so many combinations [you can explore] on the show, so I think you have to be open to all of them at some point. So, certainly, we have an open mind when it comes to them… Those two are really gold when they’re together. They have great on-screen chemistry.”

Question: I need some scoop on Gossip Girl. More importantly, good news about Chuck/Blair. —Vanessa
Ausiello:
I’m going to let executive producer Stephanie Savage take this one. “The good news about Chuck and Blair is that when we come back [on March 8] they’ve got a really incredible run with each other. They’re [involved] in a very emotional storyline regarding the mystery lady at Bart’s grave. They solve that mystery together and it’s a great example of Chuck and Blair working together and being very emotionally supportive of each other.”

Question: Is it true that Chuck and Blair break up again on Gossip Girl? —Mary
Ausiello:
I will neither confirm nor deny that particular rumor on the grounds that it’s too spoilery. Besides, it’s also kind of a non-issue since any Chuck/Blair break-up will undoubtedly be followed by a reunion at some point. Isn’t that right, Stephanie Savage? “We really feel like those guys are made for each other,” she tells me. “But it’s not going to be an easy ride because of their personalities and their dynamic. It’s our job to throw some good obstacles in their path, but we always root for them to find their way back to each other.”

Question: Any scoop on Southland? Love that show. —Yasmin
Ausiello:
The March 16 episode is a big one for Ben McKenzie and his alter ego, Ben Sherman. The former gets to sink his teeth into some meaty material when the latter goes out on patrol alone for the first time and gets a little too invested in a domestic violence case.

Credit: EW.com

****

McKenzie played Ryan on The O.C.

Southland also stars Michael Cudlitz (Tony, Beverly Hills 90210).





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

3 03 2010
  • Have you taken the TDW Survey yet?
  • Zap2it has an article on Gossip Girl, 90210 (and Melrose Place) returning, with some quotes from Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl).
  • Korbi has a spoiler-filled interview with Stephanie Savage (executive producer, Gossip Girl).
  • New York Magazine has a few Gossip Girl spoilers, as does Kristin.
  • PEOPLE.com has an exclusive sneak peek at the first new Gossip Girl episode while Kristin has an exclusive sneak peek at the following episode.
  • An EW.com writer says Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle, Gossip Girl) would be her choice real-life dad from TV. I saw some commenters picking Sandy (Peter Gallagher, The O.C.) and Kirsten (Kelly Rowan, The O.C.)
  • Jessica Szohr (Vanessa, Gossip Girl) is on the cover of the April issue of Lucky.
  • Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210) will participate in a live chat with TV.com.
  • The new issue of TV Guide Magazine has an interview with Rumer Willis (Gia, 90210).
  • In the April 2010 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Megan Fox apparently talks about Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210) and Kassius, the son he has with Vanessa Marcil (Gina, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • A Dancing With The Stars producer jokes that he’d like to have a Beverly Hills 90210 all-star cast on the show in  a future season.
  • Radar Online (ugh) has a video interview with Jana Kramer (Alex, One Tree Hill) about her fashion style.
  • In an MTV interview, Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) says, “I don’t know that we’d really ever do an ‘O.C.’ movie. I think most people have moved on.”
  • TV.com has an interview with McKenzie about Southland.
  • Zap2it has an article on James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek).
  • John Wesley Shipp (Mitch, Dawson’s Creek) will star in a movie called Daddy’s Girl.
  • EW.com has a fun interview with Carolyn Hennesy (Mrs. Valentine, Dawson’s Creek).




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

2 03 2010
  • Have you taken the TDW Survey yet?
  • Be sure to check out The CW’s site for all the new video content this week.
  • PEOPLE.com has 90210 spoilers.
  • SF Weekly has a great feature called Ten Bands That Have Rocked 90210, highlighting memorable music moments from Beverly Hills 90210 and 90210.
  • ABC’s Dancing With The Stars bio for Shannen Doherty (Brenda, Beverly Hills 90210) mentions she’ll be paired with Mark Ballas and she has a book called Bad Ass coming out.
  • Kristin and PopWrap have very spoilish interviews with Stephanie Savage (executive producer, Gossip Girl). She also makes a comparison to The O.C., which she also EPed.
  • Kellan Lutz (George, 9021o), Ed Westwick (Chuck, Gossip Girl), Josh Schwartz (creator, Gossip Girl; The O.C.), and Paul Wesley (Donnie, The O.C.) were named Fun Fearless Males for 2010 by Cosmopolitan.
  • Don’t believe this Hollywood Life “exclusive” that Westwick is buying a house for Jessica Szohr (Vanessa, Gossip Girl). Gossip Cop (full disclosure: my current employer) says it’s not true.
  • EW.com has an interview with Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) about Southland with a subtle dig at The O.C.
  • TVGuideMagazine.com posted a feature article on McKenzie. This may be the one in the magazine. This one has a nicer comment about The O.C.




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

1 03 2010
  • Ausiello has Gossip Girl spoilers.
  • EW.com has semi-spoilish info on Billy Baldwin (William, Gossip Girl) filming with Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl).
  • TVGuide.com has a photo gallery called Gossip Girl: The Show’s Sexiest Looks.
  • Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) and her band Pretty Reckless will be on the Warped Tour this summer.
  • Adam Brody (Seth, The O.C.) is reportedly “in talks” to star alongside Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) in Oranges.
  • Alabama Live has an interview with Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.).
  • New episodes of Southland, starring McKenzie and Michael Cudlitz (Tony, Beverly Hills 90210) begin on TNT tomorrow. This review spoke highly of them both.
  • Shannen Doherty (Brenda, Beverly Hills 90210) will compete on Dancing With The Stars when the new season begins March 22. The Wrap actually revealed it hours before the official announcement. Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) and Ian Ziering (Steve, Beverly Hills 90210) have been past contestants. Doherty’s ex-husband, Ashley Hamilton, was a contestant last season.
  • Garth signed a book deal to write childrens’ books.
  • Examiner.com has an interview with Amanda Schull (Sara/Katie, One Tree Hill).
  • Bryan Greenberg (Jake, One  Tree Hill) will be on The Bonnie Hunt Show tomorrow.
  • In an interview with MTV, James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) spoke highly of his role on One Tree Hill last season.
  • Star News and Alloy have interviews with Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek).







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