September 18, 2008 |
Here's a news flash -- young actresses these days are very, very thin. Reporting live from in front of their television sets, the editors of Entertainment Weekly and Us Weekly are shocked, shocked to discover that several female members of the cast of "90210" appear to have last eaten some time during the fifth grade. Since then, Jessica Stroup (who plays Silver) and Shenae Grimes (Annie) have apparently subsisted on iced coffee and breath strips. There is no denying that Stroup and Grimes look more than a little frightening -- you have to wonder if the show's producers tried to save money by casting by the pound.
September 4, 2008 |
To build anticipation for its new spinoff of the teen soap "Beverly Hills, 90210," the CW kept a tight lid on preview copies and rolled out the show right after Labor Day, on a night with light competition. Both steps look pretty smart right now. Tuesday night's two-hour premiere of "90210" gave the struggling CW some of its best ratings ever, with an average of 4.9 million viewers, according to early data from Nielsen Media Research. "90210," which follows new characters alongside such regulars from the old series as played by Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty, gave the CW its highest-rated night for a scripted series in the key demographic of 18- to 49-year-olds, with a 2.6 rating / 7 share.
September 2, 2008 |
Time determines who our cultural touchstones are, and right now, time would like you to welcome back Shannen Doherty. That she never really went away is beside the point. Because tonight, on the series premiere of the CW's "90210," viewers will see Doherty, 37, as Brenda Walsh for the first time since the actress' acrimonious departure from the original show in 1994. And this resurrection of Shannen / Brenda -- within the second coming of "90210" as a whole -- has brought about an almost profound catharsis among television fans that has overshadowed the rest of the fall season.
August 31, 2008 |
There's A ginormous silver "N" on the wall behind the center bar at Boulevard3 in Hollywood, which isn't usually there. A blond, pretty adolescent girl vogues for her guests on 15 plasma screens spread throughout the chic two-tier nightclub. Indie pop band Tilly and the Wall has never performed here before, but it does fit in. One hundred or so dolled-up teenagers who wouldn't normally be allowed anywhere near this Sunset Boulevard venue bop to the band. But tonight Boulevard3 is a set, and this extravaganza of millionaire proportions is a Sweet 16 celebration for Beverly Hills queen bee Naomi Clark (AnnaLynne McCord)
August 12, 2008 |
After all the e-mailing and brain-storming between "90210" producers and Tori Spelling, it looks like viewers won't get to see Donna Martin's fashion line after all. Spelling will not join Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty as they reprise their roles in the CW's spinoff of the 1990s Fox hit, which premieres Sept. 2. According to Deadline Hollywood Daily, Spelling decided not to be on the show when she learned that her costars would earn $35,000 to $50,000 per episode but the CW wanted to pay her only $10,000 to $20,000.