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ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2008 | Enid Portuguez, Portuguez is a freelance writer.
"Gossip Girl" guest star Willa Holland has a lot to live up to, considering the show's last two female guests have unearthed Serena van der Woodsen's darkest secrets and bedded, then blackmailed, Nate Archibald. Starting in tonight's episode, the 17-year-old L.A. native hits the Upper East Side for three episodes that will affect Jenny Humphrey's design aspirations. If Holland looks familiar, it's because she played Marissa Cooper's mischievous little sister, Kaitlin, on "The O.C." Her profile is also poised to rise with three coming films, including "Genova," in which she costars with Colin Firth, and "Middle of Nowhere" with Susan Sarandon.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2008 | From City News Service
The CW will move its Monday comedy lineup to Sundays beginning Feb. 10 as part of a series of schedule changes. "Everybody Hates Chris" will air Sundays at 8 p.m., followed by "Aliens in America," "Girlfriends" and "The Game." Replacing them at 8 p.m. Mondays will be the first-year teen drama "Gossip Girl," starting Jan. 28, followed at 9 p.m. by the unscripted series, "Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious," whose season is set to begin Feb. 18. Reruns of "Pussycats Dolls Present: Girlicious" will air at 9 p.m. Wednesdays, after "America's Next Top Model," whose 10th season begins Feb. 20.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2008 | Matea Gold
Dawn Ostroff, CW's entertainment president, seemed to be channeling Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday as she discussed the network's frustration that the ratings for "Gossip Girl" haven't reflected the show's huge pop culture presence. "Every viewer must be counted and no viewer should be left behind," Ostroff said earnestly, drawing chuckles from the assembled television critics. But it's no laughing matter for CW, which is heading into a make-or-break junior year. Network executives hope "Gossip Girl" and similarly glossy additions like "90210" and "Privileged" will gain traction with viewers this season.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2008 | Choire Sicha, Sicha is a freelance writer.
Josh Schwartz is the creator of NBC's "Chuck" and the CW's "Gossip Girl." He created Fox's "The O.C.," which closed shop in 2007. He is also the creator of "Rockville, CA," which will air on TheWB.com in 2009. -- What's the most important thing a man can learn in high school? "It won't all be this painful." For some reason that just stays with me. A part of me will always feel like that guy I was in high school. -- Ugh. Yeah! On one hand, you just care more about everything.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2008 | SCOTT COLLINS, CHANNEL ISLAND
Given that he punches the clock at the studio every day, maybe Satan could give the producers of "Reaper" some survival advice. The show could sure use it. A quirky comedy-drama about a young guy forced to work for the devil (played as an unctuous charmer by veteran character actor Ray Wise) after his parents sell his soul, "Reaper" generated near-universal critical acclaim when the beleaguered CW marched it out last fall.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Is that an engagement ring on Scarlett Johansson's ring finger? Probably. The actress is reportedly engaged to journalist Romain Dauriac, according to People . "They're engaged and very happy," a source told the mag. However, a rep for the actress declined to comment. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities Dauriac is the former editor of the French magazine Clark, according to the Daily Mail . He is said to have proposed about a month ago, and the actress sported a vintage Art Deco ring at the Venice Film Festival earlier this week, People said, where she was promoting her sci-fi flick "Under the Skin.
NEWS
February 8, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
It's something your teenage child already knows well: Those popular kids can be mighty mean. But he or she might not be clued in to the conclusion drawn by a paper released Tuesday in the American Sociological Review , which found that the more central you are to your school's social network, the more aggressive you are as well -- unless you're at the top of the heap, in which case you're more likely to give your peers a break. “By and large, status increases aggression, until you get to the very top,” said the study's lead author, UC Davis sociologist Robert Faris.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2008 | Meg James
The Parent's Television Council is trying to ground the CW television network by encouraging advertisers to boycott CW shows because of a scene in the opening segment of its newest hit, "90210." But so far it looks like the council has only played into CW's marketing hands. Within hours of CW's highly rated premiere of the drama about spoiled and precocious kids in Beverly Hills, the watchdog group lodged a complaint. "The CW Network has openly, wantonly and eagerly violated every business tenet of the broadcast industry.
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