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'90210' recap: When the boys get amorous, the girls go to St.BartsDec. 11, 2009
They sure do like some delayed gratification on this show, but this week all our hard work watching thin, pretty young(ish) people pretending to be rich teenagers with problems finally, finally, finally paid off! God bless the holidays and their hiatuses. First we got a totally lovesick, humbled Teddy, who went soft once he fell for Silver while helping her care for her sick mom. (Props for the whole breast-cancer-awareness Warriors in Pink shout-out. I’m all for that product placement.) He seemed pretty awful when he first came to West Bev, but this romantic act is working nicely on him, even if he does look like he’s two decades out of high school. (Or at least one.) Then we got a lovesick Liam (what are they putting in the Bev Hills water these days?), who was mooning over Naomi after telling her he’d slept with her sister on prom night. (Yes, it’s so weird how the girl didn’t absolutely swoon over that one, because it’s so much more charming than him sleeping with her random, not-that-close friend, Annie.) “You could’ve put a stop to this months ago, Liam,” she told him, echoing my thoughts of the last, um, months. “Why didn’t you tell me what happened prom night?” (Just think of how much free time we all would’ve had on Tuesday nights if he had. We could’ve all been building boats instead of watching 90210. But we’ll get to the boat in a moment.) Clearly needing a moment to collect themselves from all this heartbreak, the boys came together for one of their now-classic feeling-sharing summits, which resulted in Navid telling Teddy to “show her your heart.” This was at the same time that Naomi and Silver were discussing their St. Barts holiday plans, and Naomi was detailing her preparations for the topless beaches: “Don’t worry,” she told Silver. “I’ve been tanning my tatas in anticipation.” Score one for the girls, with extra points for alliteration. Also talking about feelings, suddenly, were Mama Wilson and Dixon, who, it turns out, is adopted! And black! Who knew? Not that I want them to harp on this every week or anything, but it was nice to see them acknowledging that this couldn’t have been the smoothest transition. “It was like I woke up one morning surrounded by white people I was supposed to bond with,” he said, thus setting us up for the Obligatory Birth Parent Finding story lines to come when the show returns. Teddy, meanwhile, decided that the way to show Silver his heart was on the Blaze TV channel closed-circuit deal at school. Totally cheesy (and made me think fondly back to Seth jumping on the coffee cart on The O.C. to declare his love to Summer … miss you, good years of The O.C.!), but effective nonetheless. Even better: Silver shot him down. He wasn’t about to get off easy here. And he was right, she did look beautiful at the dance — not everybody can pull off wearing, like, 2 square feet of shimmery material and make it look classy. (Nor can just anyone freak out about forgetting to match their cell phone cover to their outfit while remaining endearing, but that is why we love Naomi: “Baby blue? Kill me now.”) Because we hadn’t had quite enough schmaltz yet, we got a blizzard of it at the dance, complete with Teddy kissing Silver on the dance floor and saying, “If you can honestly tell me you didn’t feel anything, I’ll stop trying.” (Maybe because he’s never had to actually romance a girl, the only moves and lines he knows are from a thousand movies?) Naomi tried to talk some sense into Silver when she once again rejected Teddy, urging her to give it a try: “Otherwise the moment could pass and the guy you like will end up with some she-male who only has one pair of shoes.” (That would be Liam and Ivy.) As if all of this weren’t Christmas gift enough, we got a resolution to the lingering Jasper story line as well! Annie finally believed he was a drug dealer, after her former friends (with whom she’s slowly making amends) staged an intervention of sorts. Didn’t really buy that seeing Annie with him, of all things, would be what prompted Adriana to rat on Jasper. (One would think the guy putting the love of her life in the hospital would’ve done the trick.) But I’ll take it anyway. Then, when Annie finally confronted him about it, he dropped the bomb on her: “I accidentally pushed Navid down the stairs. And you accidentally ran over my uncle.” At last! Then Dixon kissed Silver instead of telling her Teddy really liked her! And Ivy texted Naomi to tell her to go to Liam’s and they made up and kissed! And he showed her (and us) what was under the tarp! And it was … a boat? Okay, sure. “They told me at the wilderness program to redirect my anger,” he explained. Huh. Well. Anyway. Now these two ridiculously attractive people can be happy together and have hot sex again and we don’t have to wonder what’s under the darn tarp! Merry Christmas to all!
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90210's Jessica Stroup Talks Silver's New Cause and Show's "Incestuous Little Group"Dec. 8, 2009
Jackie Taylor may be gone, but she's definitely not forgotten. On Tuesday's 90210 (8/7c, CW), Silver (Jessica Stroup) will honor her late mother — who died from breast cancer in the Nov. 17 episode — by becoming a Ford Warrior in Pink and participating in a Race for the Cure run for breast cancer research. The story line happened "organically," Stroup tells TVGuide.com, as the show and Ford teamed up to raise awareness and educate the show's young female fans about the disease. "When they came to us and said, 'Would you want to participate in an ad?' I jumped on board," Stroup says. "They incorporated it into the story line and I was all game for it. I loved working with them." Find out what Stroup, 23, hopes fans take away from the episode, what's ahead for Silver's love life and more. TVGuide.com: Are you happy the breast cancer story line hasn't ended with Jackie's death and that Silver's trying to make a difference as a Warrior in Pink — and so is the show?
Jessica Stroup: Yeah, [this] affected me so much stronger than many other story lines have because I knew how relatable it was to so many girls, dealing with a parent who is diagnosed and the tables are turned. It's this really sad, but interesting dynamic. Silver, being who she is, she's not going to take it lying down. What Ford does and on the show ... really speaks to young girls. They make these shirts and really great looking items and 100 percent of the proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. I really wish we were filming her running in one of the races because that's a huge passion of mine. I've been in a couple of races for various stuff, but I was so happy they gave her something real.TVGuide.com: What do you think girls can take away from the episode?
Stroup: If [cancer] hasn't affected you directly, there are still things that girls can do and should do. If you don't participate in a race, you can have the knowledge of what you can do at home, just checking yourself out. I grew up [learning] to get check-ups, but I didn't really know how to do a breast self-exam. I didn't know exactly what I should be looking for and how often I should do it, so I really hope there are girls out there who see the show, maybe it touches them, and they get checked out. If it affects one person, then we've done our job. TVGuide.com: How else is Silver going to be affected by Jackie's death?
Stroup: I think the most influential thing that has happened to her through this has been her relationship with Teddy. She's kind of always been this loner, this old soul. Being able to relate to someone like Teddy, whose mother went through the same thing, just shocks her and shakes her and makes her aware that she can talk to him. And he's different from what she thought. He's caring and actually really vulnerable, so this little spark happens out of nowhere and it's going to develop.TVGuide.com: Fans have been pretty divided over the addition of Teddy.
Stroup: Yeah. I'll tell you, when I first met Trevor Donovan, I had an idea that we were going to be written together. It's always interesting when you get a new castmate because you don't know them at first, but the relationship in real life that I've built with him has been so fantastic and I love working with him. They have this banter where they're so comfortable with each other because they were friends and might progress to something more. He really tries to get her and woo her, but she's not an easy catch and she's going to be careful about falling in love again. TVGuide.com: Silver and Dixon are friends again. Will sparks reignite and we'll get a triangle here?
Stroup: We have an incestuous little group! It's so fun. It's like, "Who am I with today? Who haven't I made out with?" [Laughs] I'm not sure exactly what's going to happen in the end with the two of them, but I know that it's not fully done in Dixon's mind and in Silver's mind. ... Dixon might see them hanging out and get jealous. I think this is a whole new year and I think their friendship is more important than them getting back together as a couple. ... It's not over. He's definitely going to try. I don't know if it's going to kick in again because she's kind of interested in seeing where this thing with Teddy is going to go.
TVGuide.com: Now that the truth is out about Liam and Jen, when will Silver reconcile with Annie?
Stroup: It's going to be difficult. I honestly don't see Shenae [Grimes] a whole lot on set. ... We were filming last night and I was like, "I miss Shenae! Where's Annie? C'mon!" But it's great because her character is going through this whole other story line outside of our group. It gets worse and worse and she's right in the thick of it. We, as friends, stand behind her. After we find out that she didn't sleep with Liam, everybody is really apologetic, even though I think Silver really did believe that she didn't do it. Annie has to watch herself and has to slowly come back into the group. I think by the end of the year we'll be friends again. TVGuide.com: What else can we expect after you come back from winter hiatus?
Stroup: Well, going back to my "incestuous little group" comment, I think you'll be surprised by a lot of the pairings when we come back. It's going to get really interesting!
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Rihanna and her New 90210 ManSource: CMR
Nov. 19, 2009
The pop singer and Caribbean beauty, Rihanna, who recently gave an exclusive interview to ABC’s Diane Sawyer about the abuse she endured at the hands of ex-boyfriend and singer, Chris Brown, appears to have found a new romance. Rihanna was recently spotted with the ‘90210’ actor, Tristan Wilds. This could potentially be a good match for Glamour’s ‘Woman of the Year’ winner, as they are close in age, Wilds being twenty to her twenty-one.
Wilds stars as Dixon Wilson, an athlete and scholar, on the popular television remake. Wilds also modeled for the 2008 Rocawear campaign, “I Will Not Lose.” Some sources feel it was inevitable that the two would eventually meet, as they have both worked with rapper/mogul Jay-Z. According to reports from the New York Daily News, the pair first met at a party, where they spotted each other across the room, and felt an immediate and mutual attraction. A source for the paper said they “hit it off the moment they laid eyes on each other.”
It will be interesting to see how the romance develops. Rihanna will soon leave for London, traveling on tour to promote the release of her newly released album ‘Rated R’.
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Kellan Lutz Denies Ever Dating AnnaLynne McCord Nov. 18, 2009
Source: Us Weekly
Kellan Lutz won't kiss and tell when it comes to AnnaLynne McCord. After a summer fling that included dinners in Montauk, New York, as well as a secret rendezvous in San Diego, Us Weekly has reported that they split in mid-October -- only to be photographed smooching in Los Angeles Oct. 26.
Asked Monday on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show if they're still an item, Lutz, 24, clammed up. "Oh. No. Never have been," he said. "I've known her for six years, and we met again on the set [of 90210], but we shot Abercrombie [catalogs] way back in the day." He said "she's single, and I'm very much single." When it comes to his love life, "I don't really think about who I want to date," Lutz said. "I kind of fall into situations, and then I'm like 'Oh, I'm dating you now.'"
Thoughts on costar Kristen Stewart? "She's awesome," he says. "She's very independent." Alas, Robert Pattinson has nothing to worry about.
"I think she's too independent for my blood," Lutz said of Stewart, 19. "She's so spicy." Still, he said that he "would love to kiss her" on screen and that in New Moon (out Nov. 20) and Eclipse, Twilight's third installment, he has been lucky to have more screen time with her. Said Lutz, "It's cool to finally have good scenes with her because you can hang out with people and have good relationships."
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AnnaLynne McCord on 90210's Naomi Clark: 'She's the ***** withsoul!' AnnaLynne McCord’s two most famous characters—90210’s Naomi Clark and Nip/Tuck’s Eden Lord—have a lot in common: They’re big ol’ B-I-T-C-H-E-S. Naomi, who has been scheming her way around West Beverly High more deliciously than ever this season, is so much the ***** that she recently made EW’s list of Best TV *******, which is on newsstands right now. Making the list, which got some expanded treatment here on EW.com, is truly no small feat, as she’s there alongside such awesome TV personalities as Vanessa Williams’ Wilhelmina Slater from Ugly Betty and Ian Somerhalder’s vampire Damon from The Vampire Diaries. But with two nasty roles under her belt, does she worry about being typecast? “Initially, it was something that concerned me,” the always-brassy McCord told EW. “But I’ve always wanted to play the tough girl.” McCord cites bad-ass chicks like Sharon Stone and Angelina Jolie as actresses whose careers she’d like to have. But really, what calms her nerves about the ***** wrap she’s got is her knowledge about her 90210 character Naomi’s true nature: “Naomi is the ***** with the ever-emerging heart,” she explains. “She’s the ***** with soul! She does have the edge, but at the end of the day, she’s the most loyal friend you’ll have—as long as you don’t screw her.” But screw her is exactly what Naomi’s sister Jen (Sara Foster, pictured at right above with McCord’s Naomi) did to her—by, specifically, screwing her boyfriend Liam at the end of last season. 90210 viewers have been dying for the eventual showdown between the two *******, a wait that has extended throughout the whole season as Naomi has been blaming the encounter on her former friend Annie instead. As McCord explains, we might be surprised at what transpires between the two. “It was supposed to be this full-out crazy brawl,” she says. “And I don’t know if it’s disappointing, but it might be where you see another side of Naomi, too, where she’s not that fiery, crazy explosion that you expect. She was really, really hurt by what Jen did. Sarah [Foster] and I were talking about it because Sarah was ready to have it out, and I was definitely ready to pull that girl’s hair out who’s playing that evil sister of mine!” But it didn’t happen like that: “What it kind of set up was Liam, instead, really having to work to fix this. Honestly, I was a little disappointed! I was disappointed because I want that righteous indignation, you know? Yeah!”
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Exclusive: Kelly Lynch cast as Ivy's mom on '90210'
October 30, 2009 Breaking news, "90210" fans: Show Tracker just got word that not only is surfer chick Ivy (played by Gillian Zinser) causing waves in the Liam/Naomi love story, but former model and actress Kelly Lynch (pictured, recently of “The L Word”) has just been cast as her mother! We hear that the role will be recurring, which leads us to wonder: What waves will hit the cast? A possible new distraction for Harry and his wandering eye? A cougar ready to pounce on one of our unsuspecting teens? With Kelly Lynch on “90210,” the possibilities are endless. What are your theories? The beautiful Lynch has been causing havoc in Hollywood her entire career. Her credits include: “Cocktail” with Tom Cruise, "Drugstore Cowboy" with Matt Dillon, "Virtuosity" with Denzel Washington, and remember her as the crafty nemesis on “Charlie's Angels”?
Source: LA Times
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'90210' News: Jessica Lowndes To Begin 'Titillating' Lesbian Relationship With Rumer Willis Source: MTVOctober 30, 2009
"90210" resident Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes, pictured right) is one hot mess. As if she hasn’t been through enough already (she fought a drug addiction and had a baby all in one year), the confused teen now has to mend her broken heart after cheating and breaking-up with "perfect" boyfriend Navid (Michael Steger). While speculation is circulating that Adrianna might fall back into her drug abusing ways, rest assured that Adrianna will be moving on with the help of her girlfriend—yes, we said girlfriend. According to EW, Adrianna will be starting a new relationship, but this time it won’t be with any of Beverley Hill’s eligible men (like her ex and our former Hump Day Hottie Trevor Donovan!). Instead she will be exploring her options and making a real love connection with a gay West Beverly student, Gia (played by Rumer Willis). “This isn’t a fling,” exec producer Rebecca Sinclair told the magazine. “We’re coming at this [relationship] from a genuine place and not going, ‘Let’s do a titillating story that will grab some promotion.’ This is a real aspect of teenager life that’s interesting…" She’s right about one thing, it sure will be interesting! Rumer hasn't been seen much this season, except for in the school's newspaper meetings. And while, this straight-girl-turned-lesbian-angle has been seen before (paging: "The O.C."), who knows, maybe "90210" will turn up the volume and make it a compelling arc.
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