Archive for March 3rd, 2009
‘Brothers and Sisters’ Preview: Welcoming Ryan and Letting Go Tommy
Just as the Walkers family in ‘Brothers and Sisters’ is swollen with the addition of the baby and Ryan, one has to go for a long time.
It was not so much a “shocking death” that ABC had promoted earlier about “Brothers & Sisters” last night’s episode. However, the show is prepared for a larger scheme that involves an arrival and departure. Nora is asking the favor of the whole family to welcome the love-child of William, Ryan Lafferty who is played by Luke Grimes. Ryan gets a bit too close too fast for anyone’s good. Meanwhile, the episode’s title “Taking Sides” explains on the two sides built in the middle of the family. Saul and Sarah go to extremes to hide Tommy’s legal troubles from Nora, while others try to expose it. Also, even in the wake of a life threatening medical crisis and the excitement surrounding the birth of his son, Robert remains steadfast in his drive to run for governor, despite the damage that it may do to his marriage.
“Taking Sides” is aired March 8. This would provide the beginning of the plot to let Balthazar Getty who plays Tommy go.
After last night’s emotional episode of Brothers & Sisters, please tell me there’s some good news coming for the Walker clan!
There’s some good news and some bad news on Brothers & Sisters. Good news: Robert is still alive. Bad news: He probably won’t be married much longer. Good news: The illegitimate Walker children (Ryan and Rebecca) are bonding! Bad news: There are sparks flying. Good news: Justin supports Rebecca through the whole Holly-Tommy debacle. Bad news: Justin and Rebecca are splitsville by the end of Sunday’s ep. Or is that good news? Source: Kristin @ E!Online
March 16 Sebastian Stan (“Kings”) returns for multiple episodes as Chuck’s (Ed Westwick) nemesis, Carter Baizen.
March 30 Tamara Feldman (“Dirty, Sexy Money”) returns as Poppy Lifton, joined by Armie Hammer in the role of Gabriel Edwards, Poppy’s boyfriend who sweeps Serena (Blake Lively) off her feet on a romantic vacation. Both guest stars will appear in multiple episodes.
April 20 Wallace Shawn (“The Princess Bride”) returns as Cyrus Rose, Eleanor Waldorf’s (Margaret Colin) husband.
April 27 Michelle Trachtenberg (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”) returns as the manipulative Georgina Sparks in a four-episode arc.
THE SENIORS PUT ON A PRODUCTION OF “THE AGE OF INNOCENCE”/SEBASTIAN STAN (“KINGS”) RETURNS AS CARTER BAIZEN — The Constance Billard and St. Jude seniors put on a production of “The Age of Innocence” and find their personal lives mirroring conflicts in the play. Serena (Blake Lively) develops a crush on the play’s director, Julian (guest star Harmon Walsh), and enlists Vanessa’s (Jessica Szohr) knowledge of theater to help her get the otherwise uninterested guy’s attention. Blair (Leighton Meester) receives devastating news about her future that leads her on a witch-hunt for the person responsible. Dan (Penn Badgley) and Rachel (guest star Laura Breckenridge) agree to stay away from each other in the aftermath of being discovered as more than teacher and student, but find it impossible to keep that promise. Chuck (Ed Westwick) enlists help from an unlikely source, his nemesis Carter Baizen (guest star Sebastian Stan). Chace Crawford, Taylor Momsen and Matthew Settle also star. Norman Buckley directed the episode written by Jessica Queller (#218).
Oh, CW. You cruel, cruel network! Not only have we gone a good month without such a peep from the lovely voice of Kristen Bell regarding the latest 411 on our favorite Upper East Siders, we still have two more weeks to go before the next new episode of Gossip Girl.
Thankfully, though, to scratch you G.G. fans’ itch, I have the answer to the No. 1 question you’ve been asking: Is there any hope for Dan and Serena? Plus, the latest on Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg).
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Hey, I’m dying without my Gossip Girl fix! Please, is there any hope for Serena and Dan now that they have a half-dead-sibling? Anything else you can spill?
Correction: They have a half sibling who is fully alive and whom we will see on the show! And because of that and more, I’m told by a source: “Serena and Dan are really over.” Done. Kaput. No hope for them this season. Sorry! Anyone need a hug? Join me in the comments. As for the rest of the season, Serena will be cozying up big time to her new boy-toy (played by Armie Hammer) and a source tells me: “The last few episodes of the season are chock-full of some of the biggest OMFG moments of the series.” I think I just tinkled a little. Why do I love this show so? Darn you, Josh Schwartz and your TV crack!
I can’t wait for Georgina to come back to Gossip Girl! Any chance we’ll see more of her next season, too?
I’m just as excited as you are, especially after all of the goodies we just revealed about Georgina’s return! Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina) tells us nothing has been decided just yet about her Gossip Girl fate, but her answer did have us leaning toward a yes! “A character like Georgina is so fantastic, and there are so many elements that are exciting and untapped, so you never know.” And while she has nothing planned, Michelle went on to say that she would definitely be open to a full-time TV gig, whether it’s G.G. or something new. “I think the wonderful thing about doing TV shows is that you get a few months out of the year to do films as well, so you get the best out of every world.” Did you hear that Josh Schwartz? Start working on another masterpiece for this girl!
You know what they say about great minds… A week after I floated the idea of Brittany Snow playing a young Lily in The CW’s forthcoming Gossip Girl spin-off, the former American Dreams ingénue has emerged as the front-runner for the role! This Just in: Her deal has closed! It’s official! It’s Emily VanCamp all over again! The GG offshoot will be set in Los Angeles and chronicle the teen years of Kelly Rutherford’s alter ego. Snow joins a cast that includes Krysten Ritter (as Lily’s older sis) and Jericho’s Shilo Fernandez (as brooding valley punk). The backdoor pilot will air May 11 as part of a regular Gossip Girl episode. The show is considered a lock to land on The CW’s fall schedule.
If you’ve been following the saga of the Gossip Girl spinoff, you may have heard that American Dreams star Brittany Snow was in the running to play the future Lily van der Woodsen (née Rhodes and played by Kelly Rutherford on the existing show, of course). Well, we caught up with confirmed spinoff castmember Krysten Ritter last night at the premiere party for her current show, Breaking Bad, and she revealed that Snow is a go to play her sister! She told us exclusively, “They just cast Brittany Snow. It’s definitely official, and I think I’m the first one to know that. It wasn’t official earlier, I saw on the Internet, but now it is official.”
But what else does she know about the characters and, most important, their hair? Here’s what Krysten dished… Krysten says of her role as Carol Rhodes, “I’m so excited. I scored. It’s a fantastic part. The character is so good—she’s a total badass black sheep of the family. It’s set in the ’80s.” As for the casting of her new baby sister, little Lily, Krysten thinks, “It’s going to be so good. I’m excited. I think that her and I together will have a great time, and it’s going to center around both of us and I think it’s going to be good.”
And regarding the terribly important issue of hairstyles, Krysten says, “I think I’m probably staying with the black hair, and I think she’s probably going blond. But I’m sure it will be all crimped, and…bust out the Aqua Net!” (Hell to the yes.)Source:
[80S POP ICON/CELEBRITY/MUSIC STAR/PERSONALITY]
Seeking a recognizable face from the 1980s to play a variety of one day 1-4 line roles (waitress, cop, guard). Punk rock/music scene a plus. Any age. Male or female. Open ethnicity. Please note which band, film, tv show, etc. your client gained recognition for when submitting. Roles work one day in Los Angeles between March 10 – 14.
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Mark your calendars to see No Doubt perform “Stand And Deliver” (originally by Adam And The Ants) for the first time ever on Gossip Girl, May 11, 8/7c on The CW
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