News Roundup: 90210, The O.C. and Dawson’s Creek

12 01 2010
  • 90210 is briefly mentioned at the end of this interview with Jessica Walter (Tabitha).
  • New York Magazine has an interview with Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.). Here’s another all about Southland and this one talks about Southland and its relation to the Jay Leno debacle.
  • Small Screen Scoop has a fantastic interview with Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek). They asked great questions!
  • In this interview with Life Unexpected creator Liz Tigelaar, she has many great things to say about Smith.




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

10 01 2010
  • TVByTheNumbers.com is speculating which CW shows will be renewed next year. Stay tuned for my own take in a few days.
  • Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley, One Tree Hill) confirmed that she is now on Facebook.
  • Elisabeth Harnois (Shelley, One Tree Hill) is one of the stars of Miami Medical, a new show starting in April on CBS.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) is starring in the film Gun, alongside 50 Cent.
  • Beverly Hills 90210 is mentioned in this article on The Simpsons celebrating their 450th episode.
  • Found this article about the Beverly Hills school district to be quite interesting, since on the show, Andrea had to keep it a secret that she wasn’t a BH resident.
  • Southland, starring Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) and Michael Cudlitz (Tony, Beverly Hills 90210) has its TNT premiere Tuesday night.
  • Both Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek) and DC get cute mentions in this article on Life Unexpected.
  • James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) will be on at least eight episodes of Mercy beginning January 27, which also stars Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl).




Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

24 11 2009

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

Matt in Montclair, Calif.: Is Southland really that good? Should I give it a shot on TNT?
We say yes, and so does Ben McKenzie: “People just need to watch it, and after 15 minutes, you’ll decide whether you like it or not. If you’re into a sort of grittier, darker cop show without the sheen that a lot of networks put on their shows, you’ll like it. It’s very character driven, it’s hard-hitting, there’s a lot of action, but there’s also some romance, so it’s a real show you can follow week to week.” And maybe if you start watching, TNT will take note and order up some more episodes (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

Monica in New Orleans: Anything good coming up on Gossip Girl?
Chuck is going to visit Bart’s grave on the anniversary of his death, and when he gets there, he won’t be the only one paying his respects. Any guesses on who’ll pop up? I’m hearing that not one but two family members could be making surprising returns.

Brianna: How about something on One Tree Hill? Anything juicy?
How’s this: A source tells me Haley and Quinn’s sister Taylor is going to come back to Tree Hill.

Cian33: 90210 is so much better this year! I hope you are watching. What can you dish?
Agreed! It is way better than season one, in case any of you are missing it. I’m told there’s a sex scandal in the works: Naomi is going to accuse a teacher of sexual harassment.

Irene in Newport News, Va.: I’m loving White Collar! Any scoop?
Ever since the White Collar pilot, we’ve found that the everyday eps of this USA series have been a smidgen flimsier than we’d like, but the midseason finale on Dec. 4 is the sharp and snappy standard we’d like to see from the show. What happens? Well, Neal (Matthew Bomer) is finally confronted with a criminal nemesis worthy of his talents, Elizabeth Burke’s (Tiffani Thiessen) presence on the show starts to make sense, and there is a huge (huge!) reveal about Agent Burke (Tim McKay) that involves something pretty important from Neal’s past.

Credit: E! Online

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Note: Bejamin McKenzie played Ryan on The O.C. and Tiffani Thiessen played Valerie on Beverly Hills 90210.





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

9 10 2009
  • Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) tweeted that she’s unhappy that the media prints her tweets for their own gain.  I’m assuming, of course, that TDW isn’t part of the problem!
  • Tiffani Amber Thiessen (Valerie, Beverly Hills 90210) is included in PEOPLE.com photo gallery of child stars.
  • A PEOPLE magazine cover featuring Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210), Shannen Doherty (Brenda, Beverly Hills 90210 and Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210, as well as a separate one with Laura Leighton (Sophie, Beverly Hills 90210) are included in their Bests of the 90s photo gallery. The first one was also included in their 90s flashback gallery.
  • Donna and David’s wedding (Beverly Hills 90210) and Naley’s second wedding (One Tree Hill) made TVGuide.com’s list of The Most Memorable TV Weddings, BUT this seems to be repeat of a list (with some minor updates) they had in April.  They even used the same exact gallery on their site, so the old one no longer exists.  The links just bring you to the modified version.  I think we call that cheating.
  • Kristin has some more details on the Gossip Girl threesome.  Make sure you read the comments.
  • Kristen Bell (Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl) has joined the cast of Burlesque. Cam Gigandet (Volchok, The O.C.) also stars.
  • Southland, starring Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) and Michael Cudlitz (Tony, Beverly Hills 90210) has been canceled.  One TV critic is wondering if a third O.C. star will see his show axed: Californication, which features Peter Gallagher (Sandy). (The second was The Beautiful Life starring Mischa Barton [Marissa]).
  • James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) stars in a Hallmark movie airing in December.




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.




Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

25 08 2009

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

Steph in Highland Park, Calif.: How is Michelle Trachtenberg going to juggle Gossip Girl and her new show Mercy?
Gossip Girl‘s Georgina Sparks herself tells us, “I can’t even begin to guess what the writers have in store for me. I mean, Mercy is definitely something that will take a lot of time and will be spearheaded, so there will be a little bit of a combination of everything. The great news is that if Georgina isn’t in as many episodes as one would think…and she kind of can’t die ever. So she’ll be in and out always.”

Abram in Jersey Garden, N.J.: Anything you can tell about Olivia’s new guy on Gossip Girl?
Olivia’s (Hilary Duff) new guy is actually an old flame. Olivia first appears in episode four on Gossip Girl this season, and shortly thereafter we meet her ex-boyfriend, who’s interested in getting back in her life.

Jen in Dallas: Is Daphne Zuniga done with One Tree Hill because she’s going to be on Melrose Place?
Daphne Zuniga is going to be back on One Tree Hill. She’s doing just one or possibly two episodes of Melrose, so that won’t conflict with OTH. Her return to OTH is just dependent on their storylines.

Sam in Lock Haven, Pa.: Are we going to see more of the gay storyline with John Cooper on Southland, or are they dropping that this season?
Southland is definitely sticking with the storyline of Cooper’s sexuality. Michael Cudlitz, who plays Cooper, tells us, “It’s going to evolve as we spend more time with him. We will learn more about his sexuality just from being with him.” Michael definitely doesn’t have a problem with these storylines, joking that he’s really hoping to show some skin: “I want them to see my butt.”

Michelle in Atlanta: Are Silver and Dixon over on 90210, or is there hope for them?
We don’t want to give false hope, but Jessica Stroup teases, “Will you see us kiss? Yes. Will we continue to kiss for the whole season? I don’t know.” While both have new love interests coming in, they still care for each other. Tristan Wilds tells us, “It’s definitely a rocky relationship. We’re having our ups and our downs. You never know where we fall, but right now we’re separated.”

Leona in Albuquerque, N.M.: Any more 90210 scoop?
Supersexy newbie Trevor Donovan is coming onboard as the rich son of an Oscar winner who stirs things up with Adrianna and Navid. “I have a connection with Adrianna. We have a little past, so obviously I’m creating a little tension, a little drama,” says Donovan. Is he a bad boy? “Not intentionally. He is causing a little trouble, but he’s somewhat oblivious to it.”

Mary in Tampa: 90210 scoop, please.
Don’t worry about Kelly getting involved in any rumored love triangles. “I definitely am not going to allow Kelly to be a homewrecker,” Jennie Garth told us exclusively. “The producers and I have talked about it. It’s not something I’m interested in, and it’s not something they’re going to do.” Why not some added drama? “I’ve spent too many years trying to create this woman other women can trust,” she said.

Sarah in Pasadena, Calif.: Are we even going to see Dustin Milligan at all on 90210, or is Ethan gone for good?
Gone for good, though Jessica Stroup tells us, “Ethan is happy in his world. He’s doing his thing wherever he is. He gets a mention and is talked about a little bit, but he’s happy.” Are you happy with that? Discuss in the comments.

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Note: Michael Cudlitz (Tony, Beverly Hills 90210), co-stars with Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) on Southland.





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

10 08 2009
  • We’ll be playing trivia tomorrow night.  Details will be posted in the morning.
  • There’s a recap of One Tree Hill season 6 on YouTube.
  • Rob Buckley (Clayton, One Tree Hill) tweeted from the set.
  • The new One Tree Hill Podcast continues its review of season 3.
  • There’s several new One Tree Hill promos and new Gossip Girl ones.
  • At the Teen Choice Awards, Gossip Girl won for choice drama, while Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) and Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl) won for choice drama actress and actor, respectively.  Ed Westwick (Chuck, Gossip Girl) won for choice TV villain. 90210 and its cast lost in all the categories it was nominated for, as did Rachel Bilson (Summer, The O.C.) and Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek).
  • MTVNews.com posted articles with Meester, Westwick and Crawford after their Teen Choice experiences.
  • Apparently I missed Westwick and Szohr (Vanessa, Gossip Girl) in Chicago this weekend.  Oh, well.  Once you’ve met them once…
  • LAist.com put together a map of locations used in the first season of 90210.  They based it on the same site I use, 90210Locations.
  • Some teen drama stars are include in this photo gallery at E!Online.
  • Apparently Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210) agrees with me that The Lake is like Dawson’s Creek.
  • If you want “insider info” on Southland, the NBC drama starring Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) and Michael Cudlitz (Tony, Beverly Hills 90210, you can follow Cudlitz on Twitter.




Exclusive: Michael Cudlitz Shares 90210 Memories, Bonding With Benjamin McKenzie

19 07 2009

Michael Cudlitz had a recurring role as Tony Miller during the first few seasons of Beverly Hills 90210.  Since his days of jock straps and proms with Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty), Cudlitz has appeared in a number of programs including Band of Brothers, Prison Break, 24 and CSI.  Cudlitz now stars alongside Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) on the NBC cop drama Southland.

Cudlitz was generous enough to answer a few questions via e-mail about his teen drama experiences.

TeenDramaWhore: You starred in 11 episodes of 90210, and your character is perhaps best-remembered for taking Brenda (Shannen Doherty) to the prom.  Do you have a favorite 90210 scene or memory from your time on the show?

Michael Cudlitz: I think it was 14 episodes… but I could be mistaken. [ed. note: IMDB says 11] At the time, I was also the construction coordinator on the show. So my good memories, go beyond just acting in the show. My favorite memory would have to be the first prom [ed. note: episode 1.20, Spring Dance], before I was cast on the show. We were working at the Universal Hilton and the cast was being housed in the hotel. Let’s just say, the hot tubs were full and the bathing suits were scant.

TDW: You were last seen in the premiere of season 4.  Was there a possibility of continuing on or, at least, interest on your part to do so?

Cudlitz: At the time I was starring with Ben Affleck in my own series “Against the Grain.” So leaving the show was a very logical progression.

TDW: Are you still in touch with any of the 90210 cast members?

Cudlitz: Yes. I’m very close with Luke Perry [Dylan]. I bump into Brian [Austin Green, David], Jason [Priestley, Brandon] & [Gabrielle Carteris, Andrea] periodically. And I share mutual friends with Mrs. [Jennie] Garth [Kelly].

TDW: Are you still recognized for your role?

Cudlitz: Absolutely…….. Up until “Band of Brothers” I thought my tombstone would read “Here lies Michael Cudlitz. Yes, he took Brenda to the prom.”

TDW: What do you think is 90210’s role in television/teen drama history?

Cudlitz: That’s a great question. When the show first started it was nothing more than a teen soap opera. When [Charles] Rosen was brought on as the head writer/show runner, I think he saw an opportunity to deal with actual issues that were affecting teens at the time. Not just just your typical high school teen age “hormonal” crap. He took important issues that teens were facing in all socioeconomic classes, and dealt with them in a very realistic head-on fashion. Trying to explore all sides of the issues and not always having an answer. Because of this, I think it was one of the first shows to realistically deal with what teens actually go through.

TDW: Did you keep up with the show even after your time on it?  Did you expect the show to have such longevity–10 years of original episodes, plus countless airings in syndication. Do you watch reruns of the show?

Cudlitz: No, I didn’t keep up with the show. For as good as the show was, eventually the teens grew up, and the show ran it’s course.

TDW: When you were cast on Southland with Ben McKenzie, were you familiar with his role on The O.C.?

Cudlitz: I never saw the O.C. I think I was 40 at the time…. ( not the demographic FOX was looking for….LOL)

TDW: Do you think your respective teen drama experiences give you and Mr. McKenzie something extra in common?

Cudlitz: Sure… that kind of “celebrity” is reserved for rock stars and young people. It is a very humbling, surreal experience. I’m sure for Ben much more than me.

TDW: What can we expect from your character next season on Southland?

Cudlitz: More bad-ass television….( If I told ya. I’d have to kill ya.)

TDW: What other projects are you working on?

Cudlitz: Southland is consuming all my time right now. But, I have some projects that are coming out soon. “Surrogates,” a sci-fi thriller starring Bruce Willis is coming out in September. And I also have completed two indies: “Tenure” starring Luke Wilson, and “Stolen Lives” staring Jon Hamm and Josh Lucas.

Be sure to check out Southland’s season 2 premiere on Friday, September 25.





Spoiler: Watch with Kristin

13 04 2009

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

Simon in Agoura Hills, Calif.: Any scoop on Southland?
(Not relevant until…) Southland definitely has more authentic L.A. than 90210, a lack of veracity that the new 90210 boss is now righteously trying to rectify. More on that coming in 90210 vids tomorrow.

Frannie in Orlando, Fla.: Does Dan ever get another heart on One Tree Hill?
Dan’s heart storyline is not resolved by the end of the season, so it looks like the bastard lives to fight another season! Can Dan even really be killed? He seems like one of those supersoldiers you can just shoot holes through and they keep getting up.

Catherine: What happened to the Blair/Jack Bass secret on Gossip Girl?
Blair did hook up with Jack Bass on New Year’s Eve, but when that info comes out, it barely makes a dent in the storyline. (Who else was hoping for a least a jealous freak-out from Chuck?)

Tina in British Columbia: Sooo excited about Gwen Stefani appearing on Gossip Girl!can you tell us anything more?
According to MTV.com, No Doubt will be appearing in the Lily episode as a band named—wait for it—Snowed Out. (Heee.) They’ll be doing a cover of Adam & the Ants‘ “Stand and Deliver.”

Gio: Your help is sought in finding missing person Jenny Humphrey, cute Brooklyn blonde. Not seen on Gossip Girl for weeks now. Will she be getting a storyline any time soon?
Negatory. Little J is overlooked once again. In the coming weeks every other storyline on the show takes precedence, except when J finally pops up in the finale—she has a key role to play in the coronation of the new queen mean girl. In the meantime, however, we always have your Taylor Momsen needs covered in Fashion Police.

Peggy in Santa Barbara, Calif.: Are any of the cast of 90210 heading for Melrose Place?
No one has been officially confirmed, but Rob Estes tells us, “My money’s on Ryan—he’d be a perfect crossover.” Who do you think should make the leap over to 90210‘s sister show?

Melanie in Del Mar, Calif.: What’s the deal with Dixon’s biomom coming on 90210?
Dixon’s (Tristan Wilds) biological mom does come back in the picture, which causes quiet the emotional meltdown with the family. And though the promos tease a big reunion, don’t expect it to be as special as they’re selling. Rob Estes tells us, “We may see [Dixons mom], but do we meet her? She shows up and then disappears for a while. They actually go after her…They go looking for her.”

Mitch in San Diego: I knew Dustin Milligan was leaving 90210, but now Silver? What’s going on?
Silver is leaving West Bev High, but Jessica Stroup is not leaving the show. That is, if her character doesn’t die in the season finale.

Dyan in Queens, N.Y.: More Matt Lanter on 90210 please!
Liam’s causing some drama and really turning into the Dylan McKay we’ve been waiting for. Matt Lanter says, “Liam takes out Ethan to a camping trip. Ethan’s trying to find himself and Liam encourages that from people, trying to find what’s deep inside. He gets Ethan into some trouble. Liam’s presence is being felt in a pretty major way.” That’s not the only 90210er he’s messing with. His new romance with Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) is headed for a rough patch. “By the end of the season, there’s going to be some major drama with [Naomi] and her sister and possibly Annie. There’s some problem with her sister. She comes in and she definitely makes things tough in 90210. People are definitely going to be angry and betrayed,” adds Matt.

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Compelled to respond to some things in this edition.

1. Jenny HAS been seen on recent GG episodes, just not in the leading story capacity we saw earlier this season.

2. Pretty sure it IS confirmed that Ryan Eggold will be on Melrose Place.

3. Dylan wasn’t a trouble-maker, so I don’t see how Liam causing drama makes them comparable.





News Roundup: 90210, Gossip Girl, and More

13 04 2009
  • Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) has refuted some of her mother’s claims in a new article.  Both of their books are reviewed in the April 17th issue of Entertainment Weekly.  You can also read the reviews here, as well as another Tori article from the mag.
  • Newsday put together a lot of Tori-related content, including a photo gallery and an article previewing her return to 90210.
  • Newsday also has a poll asking what other original cast member you’d like to see return and a photo gallery of the new and old casts.
  • Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210) will soon have a second child.
  • Shenae Grimes (Annie, 90210) and Ryan Eggold (Ryan, 90210) both said they were disappointed to hear Dustin Milligan (Ethan) won’t be returning for season 2.
  • Rob Estes (Harry, 90210) was recently mistaken for Grant Show (Jake, Beverly Hills 90210/Melrose Place).
  • Korbi at Zap2it has posted fan feedback regarding Gossip Girl’s Nate-Blair-Chuck, much like E!Online did.
  • John Burke (Bart Bass, Gossip Girl) is now on Rescue Me.
  • The April 10th issue of Entertainment Weekly is filled with teen drama content: there’s a small piece on Southland, which includes photos of Ben McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) and Michael Cudlitz (Tony, Beverly Hills 90210) during their TD days; Penelope’s (Amanda Setton) “In the last 20 minutes, I’ve been hit on by two Bronfmans and a gay designer.  It was totally worth it” line from the most recent Gossip Girl was included in the weekly SoundBites feature.  Unfortunately, so was Joel McHale’s recent quip on The Soup: “One Tree Hill can be described in many ways: unflinching cure for insomnia, worst show to take place on a hill, and inexcusable misuse of Chad Michael Murray would all work.”; Tori Spelling vs. Candy Spelling made The Bullseye, as did the news that Milligan is leaving 90210.







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