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March 21, 2004 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
For one of the very few times in her media-saturated life, Paris Hilton is turning down a chance to appear on television. What might be great news for the rest of the country proves mildly distressing to Josh Schwartz, the creator, producer and principal writer of Fox's exceedingly popular new drama series, "The O.C."
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October 25, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
Halloween usually brings horror movies, but the actual holiday experience for most people has more to do with costumes and candy than serial killers and demons. With that in mind, the new film "Fun Size" looks to play the part of the non-horror Halloween movie. Transiently entertaining, with intermittent sparks, it'll do until something better comes along. The film marks the feature directing debut of Josh Schwartz, the force behind such of-their-moment teen TV as "The O.C. " and "Gossip Girl.
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October 25, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
Halloween usually brings horror movies, but the actual holiday experience for most people has more to do with costumes and candy than serial killers and demons. With that in mind, the new film "Fun Size" looks to play the part of the non-horror Halloween movie. Transiently entertaining, with intermittent sparks, it'll do until something better comes along. The film marks the feature directing debut of Josh Schwartz, the force behind such of-their-moment teen TV as "The O.C. " and "Gossip Girl.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Warner Bros.' international television unit is teaming with two Chinese production companies to create a Chinese teen drama series inspired by "Gossip Girl," which airs in the United States on the CW Network. "Gossip Girl," about a group of wealthy back-stabbing Manhattanites, has been a cult hit for the cable channel for the last five years and launched the careers of actresses Blake Lively and Leighton Meester. Tentatively called "China Girl," the show will be in Mandarin and launch in November on satellite television, with "Gossip Girl" creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage consulting.
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March 6, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Warner Bros.' international television unit is teaming with two Chinese production companies to create a Chinese teen drama series inspired by "Gossip Girl," which airs in the United States on the CW Network. "Gossip Girl," about a group of wealthy back-stabbing Manhattanites, has been a cult hit for the cable channel for the last five years and launched the careers of actresses Blake Lively and Leighton Meester. Tentatively called "China Girl," the show will be in Mandarin and launch in November on satellite television, with "Gossip Girl" creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage consulting.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2007 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
Josh SCHWARTZ was shooting the finale of "The O.C." in Pasadena last season when he began to get an inkling about the potential of his next project. "All these teenagers from the neighborhood had gathered, upset the show was ending," said Schwartz, the young writer-producer who created the gauzy Newport Beach teen soap. "They said, 'You have to do another show for us.' " In fact, Schwartz told them, he was starting work on a television series based on the popular "Gossip Girl" books.
HOME & GARDEN
May 16, 2009 | LAUREN BEALE
In the real Orange County, not everyone ends up living in their custom-built home. The intended family residence of actress Kristin Cavallari has come on the market at $13.95 million in Three Arch Bay, a gated Laguna Beach community. Cavallari was playing herself in 28 episodes of "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" (2004-05) during part of the eight-year construction period but never occupied the feng shui-savvy residence.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2004 | Randy Lewis
The Television Academy's 25th College Television Awards will take place Sunday in Hollywood. More than 380 entries from 138 colleges and universities competed. Student filmmakers will be honored at the invitation-only black-tie gala Sunday, with Christopher McDonald as host. On Monday, winning films will be shown at the Television Academy. "The O.C." creator, Josh Schwartz, hosts the event, which is open to the public. -- Randy Lewis
NEWS
May 28, 2008 | LISA ROSEN
"GOSSIP GIRL" teems with rich teens obsessed with sex, drugs, status, fashion and themselves -- with a penchant for texting about it. They rival Gatsby's Daisy Buchanan in selfishness and desirability. (OK, who just stopped reading to Google Daisy Buchanan? For shame.) The underage characters swill cocktails, fall in and out of bed and scheme for popularity, with Blair Waldorf, played by Leighton Meester, being the most fabulously conniving of them all.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are dating - OMG! Someone alert Gossip Girl! Yes, the teen drama stars, she of the recently wrapped "Gossip Girl" and he of the long-canceled "The OC," have been dating for several weeks and were recently photographed together, Us Weekly first reported . Pardon us, but: Blair Waldorf + Seth Cohen =
HOME & GARDEN
May 16, 2009 | LAUREN BEALE
In the real Orange County, not everyone ends up living in their custom-built home. The intended family residence of actress Kristin Cavallari has come on the market at $13.95 million in Three Arch Bay, a gated Laguna Beach community. Cavallari was playing herself in 28 episodes of "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" (2004-05) during part of the eight-year construction period but never occupied the feng shui-savvy residence.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2007 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
Josh SCHWARTZ was shooting the finale of "The O.C." in Pasadena last season when he began to get an inkling about the potential of his next project. "All these teenagers from the neighborhood had gathered, upset the show was ending," said Schwartz, the young writer-producer who created the gauzy Newport Beach teen soap. "They said, 'You have to do another show for us.' " In fact, Schwartz told them, he was starting work on a television series based on the popular "Gossip Girl" books.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2004 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
For one of the very few times in her media-saturated life, Paris Hilton is turning down a chance to appear on television. What might be great news for the rest of the country proves mildly distressing to Josh Schwartz, the creator, producer and principal writer of Fox's exceedingly popular new drama series, "The O.C."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2004 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
Tributes to Angela Lansbury, William Shatner, legendary producer Sherwood Schwartz, and the casts and creators of several shows such as "The Wire" and "Arrested Development" will highlight the 21st Annual William S. Paley Television Festival, sponsored by the Museum of Television & Radio. The festival will run March 3 to 16 at the Directors Guild of America. Opening the festival is a discussion featuring writer-producer J.J.
BUSINESS
April 29, 2008 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
The WB lives on. Eighteen months after shutting down its TV network that captured the youth zeitgeist with such shows as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Dawson's Creek," Warner Bros. Television said Monday that it was resurrecting "the WB" vibe and moniker -- on the Internet. The Burbank-based television studio, part of the Time Warner Inc. empire, has been experimenting with ways to parlay its strength in TV programming onto the Web. Although earlier efforts sputtered, Warner Bros.
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