This is the third time in just the past few days that Mischa Barton was seen out with a friend having lunch, this time it was in Los Angeles. It seems Mischa has a lot of free time on her hands these days, and... See the pics at Putu.Us
The offices at Miller/Gold are going to get a little bit sexier. Jami Gertz ( Ally McBeal , Still Standing ) and Autumn Reeser ( The O.C. , Valentine ) will join HBO 's Entourage as recurring characters next season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gertz will play Marlo Klein, the wife of recently added agent Andrew, played by Gary Cole. Reeser will join Miller/Gold as a new junior agent named Lizzy. What do you think of the new additions? Source here
The O.C. - Ryan and Marissa Do the constant make-ups and break-ups of Dan and Serena on Gossip Girl drive you insane? Well, Ryan and Marissa of The O.C. were the original Serena and Dan...and they made Dan's and Serena's problems seem like chopped liver. There was the resurfacing of Ryan's ex-girlfriend Theresa who became pregnant with his (possible) baby, Marissa's bout with lesbianism, the attempted rape of Marissa by Ryan's brother Trey and Marissa's eventual shooting of said brother (cue the Imogen Heap)...and if that wasn't enough to keep the two apart, there's that whole "Marissa's tragic death" thing. Grey's Anatomy - Christina and Burke It's too bad that all of the various issues between actor Isaiah Washington and the cast/producers of Grey's occurred (see here ) or perhaps the Christina/Burke relationship would not have to appear on this failed list. The two were seemingly perfect for one another and the relationship survived its fair share of issues, including Christina's miscarriage a hospital scandal involving Christina's coverup of Burke's post-shooting hand troubles. However, the nail in the coffin for this relationship was Burke's running out on the two's wedding, packing up and leaving town, never to be seen or heard from again. Seasons later, Christina's character is still troubled by this relationship's failure. Desperate Housewives - Susan and Mike Bet you all didn't see this relationship's failure coming, did you? After all, we waited 3 seasons for Susan Mayer and Mike Delfino to finally end up happily ever after (and married)! However, at the end of the show's 4th season, the show takes a 5-year leap into the future and we are shown shocking footage of Susan coming home to a man that isn't Mike ! Now in it's 5th season, Susan and Mike are divorced, their marriage not surviving a car accident that resulted in the death of a mother and her daughter. The two have both begun dating others, and continue to share custody of their son. Friends (1994) - Rachel and Joey We all knew that the coupling of Rachel and Joey on Friends was doomed before it even started; after all Ross and Rachel were the perfect couple . Some people disliked this story arc that developed in the later seasons of Friends, where Joey seemingly out of nowhere realized he was in love with Rachel. I think I was one of those people (at the time). However, thinking back, perhaps it wasn't entirely unrealistic that platonic friends of a friend clique might realize they have feelings for one another. It might not have worked out, but at least they gave it a shot! The Big Bang Theory - Penny and Leonard You might argue that this couple isn't failed so much as it remains in progress, but I'm kind of hoping that it remains in the "Fail" column. If you recall, the two have had a few almost moments - but things always go awry before anything serious develops. Personally, I think the show has been thriving without a Leonard/Penny romance - the two don't quite seem right for one another and the show works better with Penny merely as a friend to Leonard and a member of the gang. Not every sitcom couple has to end up together like Ross and Rachel! Can you think of any other memorable failed couples? Share 'em!
Gilmore Girls - Milo Ventimiglia & Alexis Bledel Besides the sweet love of this duo's on-screen mother and uncle, the high school romance of Rory Gilmore and Jess Mariano was one of the greatest heartbreaking romances of the WB - but even better? That the addictive on-screen chemistry wasn't just the amazing acting of Alexis and Milo, but also their true attraction shining through! Alexi and Milo dated for 3 1/2 years, from about December 2002 - July 2006, aka during Seasons 3 - 6. So they began dating around the time Rory and Jess were in the beginning of their relationship, and then ended during Rory's Yale days with Logan, and just months before Milo's new hit gig of Heroes premiered. The O.C. - Adam Brody & Rachel Bilson Another adorable on-screen couple from a WB fav, Seth and Summer, also took their romance off-camera dating for 3 years from 2003 to December 2006. This would put them at beginning to date in the 1st season of The O.C., perhaps meaning just like her on-screen counter-part, Rachel found herself wooed by the adorable and funny Seth/Adam, but then they grew apart until their 2006 break up about where Seth and Summer were trying to work things out in their college days and the final season of The O.C. Felicity - Keri Russell & Scott Speedman The purpose of Felicity was to discover if Felicity and the boy she followed to college, Ben, were meant to be or if Felicity was just a stalker, and surprise! She was a stalker because they were meant to be! It didn't hurt their on-screen chemistry and romantic development that these two began dating near the beginning of Felicity's 4 season run in 1998 and dated throughout almost the entire series. Sadly, though, they didn't find their soul mate in each other like their on-screen counterparts as they broke up in 2001, but when Felicity wrapped up in 2002, Felicity and Ben officially got their happy ending. House - Jennifer Morrison & Jesse Spencer On House, it's always about disastrous relationships, and well, it looked like though their on-screen selves were struggling, the real-life Chase and Cameron, aka Jennifer and Jesse, were going to make it to happily ever after... or not. Jennifer and Jesse met in March 2004 at the airport on the way to shoot the first House episode, and they started dating in July 2004. In January 2007, they got engaged in Paris, but then that August, called off the engagement. Ironically, on-screen, there was plenty of Chase-Cameron flirtation, but the characters didn't get together until May 2007 in Season 3, so while their on-screen characters were just getting together, just months later their real-life romance came to an end... for now? True Blood - Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer Oh, the sexy vampire-telepathist romance of True Blood's Sookie and Bill! While some fans of True Blood strongly dislike this coupling, their chemistry on-screen is overwhelming and was one of the most intriguing parts of the 1st season - and apparently the pair agreed in finding that on-screen chemistry overwhelming as it led to their real-life mortal romance! Anna and Stephen began dating right around filming the first episode of the new series, and so far, unlike the star-crossed Sookie and Bill, are still going strong! Continue to Part 2
The Office - Jim & Pam From the first Pam giggle and Jim camera look, JAM was formed. Sure, she was engaged to Roy, but we all knew well that just couldn't last - could we cheer for "RAM?" This perfect couple didn't work out as quickly as us JAM fans were hoping for, but has it ever paid off with some wonderful moments like the poker night JAM kiss ending the RAM wedding, but not bringing JAM together quite yet, the Roy attempted assault on Jim after finding out about that kiss, and then finally after the Karen era, Jim and Pam getting together, and in a perfectly understated moment at a gas station during Pam's art school days, a romantic engagement in the rain! Here's to JAM and much excitement for this Office wedding in the making! The O.C. - Seth & Summer With Seth as the dorky, snarky, outcast of the OC with a crush on one of the most gorgeous, popular girls in school, how could we not root for him to somehow get a chance? And so when he did get that chance because of the cool bad boy who moved in with his family who attracted the attention of that popular girl's best friend, perfection! And the best part was not that Seth got a chance to be cool hanging out with the popular girls, but that Summer's true personality of intelligence and plastic horse-loving was more than perfect for the dorkiness of our dear Seth! Boy Meets World - Cory & Topanga Not since the days of The Wonder Years have we seen such a couple so made for each other! Cory and Topanga made for the perfect love story as they grew from a couple of confused kids with cooties to a few super confused teenagers, and finally into the most adorable high school couple, though mostly dominated by that ridiculous hair of Topanga. As Boy Meets World continued, we saw our dear couple struggle with college life and temptation, tragically splitting them up, only to thankfully finally bring them back together to get married! Kevin and Winnie didn't get the happy ending we all yearned for, but at least the later Savage brother's character found some perfect TGIF happiness. Dawson's Creek - Joey & Pacey I held on to being a Joey & Dawson girl throughout the majority of Dawson's Creek's run with the belief that the show wouldn't have set them up as soul mates only to break our hearts by not bringing them together at the end, but it became clear from the moment Joey and Pacey had a fight that was just a little too heated that there was an undeniable fire there that was far too much for Dawson's little creek to squelch! Joey and Pacey are now arguably one of the sweetest love stories of TV history as the bad boy showed his soft side, and the tough girl got to give in, and no matter if they tried to fight it or not, their perfect match could not be denied. Sex and the City - Miranda & Steve It's hard to choose just one SATC couple as I adore Charlotte and Harry, and Carrie and Big, but I think the couple most strongly in need of their counterpart in another was actually Miranda and Steve. The tough lawyer Miranda needed to be appreciated for her confidence and success, but most desperately needed that cynicism to be melted down, and Steve the dorky, sweet bartender was the man for the job. They still struggled, but found their counterpart in each other so well that no matter what got in their way, they could stick it out and be the more perfect for it all. Continue to Part 2 for More
The O.C. made stars out of most of the cast, but the breakouts and the fading stars were not as expected from this WB-produced fav, so take a look at what our O.C. kids (and lovable parents) have been up to and what they have coming up. Adam Brody - Seth Cohen While Seth Cohen will always be my favorite character for Adam Brody unless he has some mind-blowing role in his future, he's popped up in films as well as WB favorites Smallville and Gilmore Girls before his breakout in The O.C. . Since The O.C., he's appeared in Death in Love, and coming up in 2009, he'll show up in Jennifer's Body and then in 2011, Justice League: Mortal as The Flash! Now that sounds like a fun role to look forward to seeing Brody use those comedic acting skills! Benjamin McKenzie - Ryan Atwood While I loved Benjamin McKenzie as bad boy Ryan Atwood, I feared he's be a TV star we saw disappear after that role. While he didn't make any big splashes, he popped back up in 2008 with 88 Minutes . He'll soon be back to the small screen starring in the new series, Southland , a drama following an LA police unit. How do you think Ryan Atwood would have felt about jumping into a police uniform?? Mischa Barton - Marissa Cooper On the opposite side of the coin from McKenzie, I expected Mischa Barton to be the breakout star of The O.C. , but since then, she has appeared in a few small films, but her main "claim to fame" has been as a spokesperson for a "skin awareness" campaign, and release her own line... of headbands. She also has a contract with Herbal Essences, so looks like we'll be seeing much more of Mischa on our commercial breaks, and maybe on the big screen with some upcoming films. Rachel Bilson - Summer Roberts Rachel Bilson's first post-O.C. appearance was on one of my favorite new shows, Chuck , as a sandwich-making love interest for our leading man! Bilson appeared in Jumper in 2008 and will be appearing in Waiting for Forever, and New York, I Love You this year which is a collection of twelve short films that, according to Wikipedia, will be the same narrative style as Love Actually . Peter Gallagher - Sandy Cohen Peter Gallagher has a long history of film acting, and could not have been more lovable as softie lawyer, Sandy Cohen! Since his days saving the world one misunderstood Chino kid at a time, Gallagher has made a guest appearance on Shark , made a reprise of his role as Jonathan Reeves in Center Stage: Turn It Up , and this year will be appearing in films Adam and The War Boys. Kelly Rowan - Kirsten Cohen While Kelly Rowan was busy with plenty of TV and film roles before The O.C. , she has had few projects since including a 2008 film and a short-lived TV series, The Good Times Are Killing Me. Alan Dale - Caleb Nichol While Alan Dale wasn't in a starring role on The O.C. , he keeps appearing as a mysterious and rich older business man. After The O.C., Dale appeared on Ugly Betty as Bradford Meade, father of the Meade industry who, much like Caleb, died of a heart attack at a very important moment. He now has a recurring role on Lost as the rich and dangerous Charles Widmore, father to the one and only Penny. Who do you think the true breakout star, if anyone, is of The O.C. ?
Wondering what's become of the stars of WB-produced faves including Veronica Mars , Dawson's Creek , The O.C. , Buffy The Vampire Slayer , Felicity and Gilmore Girls ? Wonder no longer as we present to you a rundown of what has happened to the WB hotties that made high school seem way better than it actually was (or can ever be). Select your show: Veronica Mars - Where Are They Now? Including Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Teddy Dunn and more! Dawson's Creek - Where Are They Now? Including The Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson and Kerr Smith! The O.C. - Where Are They Now? Including Ben McKenzie, Mischa Barton, Rachel Bilson, Adam Brody and more! Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Where Are They Now? Including Buffy, Xander, Willow, Giles, Oz, Cordelia, Angel, Spike and even Dawn! Felicity - Where Are They Now? Including Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Scott Foley, Greg Grunberg, and more! Gilmore Girls - Where Are They Now? Including Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, the elder Gilmores and all of Rory's men! And now...the most challenging question of all: Which show's stars do you think have had the most collective success since their show's conclusion?
Dawson's Creek - Pacey Witter Dawson's Creek will always have a special place in my heart and the hearts of plenty of others (mainly girls perhaps?) who struggled through high school relationships, awkwardness, and everything else with the kids of the creek. But while the show started out Dawson-focused, the interest in Dawson lasted a little while, but though I personally had a hard time letting go of the Dawson-Joey soul mate wishes, I (and many other Creek fans) quickly fell for Pacey's truly humble and sweet ways. Pacey turned out to be the unexpected hero for Joey (and viewers) who swept us away with that darling smile and that true heart of gold that still wins me over on any repeat I catch, despite that ridiculous 90's haircut! Gilmore Girls - Rory Gilmore and Jess Mariano The greatest parts of Gilmore Girls were the great bond between Lorelai and Rory, plus watching Rory grow up as she learned some tough lessons in life and love. Yes, cliche, but with Rory as the most strikingly intelligent romantic on TV, she was a very difficult character not to love. And so hand in hand with this favorite character mention comes that character ever so difficult for Rory not to love: Jess Mariano. Jess was the ultimate soft-hearted bad boy who swept into Rory's sleepy town and his character was very endearing yet heartbreaking which is exactly what every teenage girl watching wanted - come on now, Dean was cute and sweet, but didn't Jess thrill you with his sweet yet confusing writer-bad-boy emotions? Felicity - Javier Clemente Quintata Enough sappiness over the WB guys I crushed on far too much - now Felicity was a bit of a concerning crusher herself, but who kept her head above water all those college years of utter romantic and life confusion? Why her insanely adorable Dean & Deluca boss, Javier! Javier was the perfect more mature shoulder for all the cast to lean on as his need to tear up at any important moment in the lives of those like Felicity and Ben really gave an extra layer of warmth and flavor to the series. The O.C. - Seth Cohen While Ryan Atwood may have been the cool bad boy coming into town on this WB fav, it was geeky foster brother Seth Cohen that left the most impact on many an O.C. lovin' heart! Seth was geeky and awkward, but secretly we all knew he was a very well-adjusted kid with an amazing family who just needed to escape the trendy OC kids to get himself to the perfect college already. Seth wasn't just hilarious in his awkwardness, but incredibly adorable as we learned he was totally in love with the gorgeous and unreachable (not for long!) Summer Roberts. Those endearing qualities along with Seth's quirky wit made him one of the greatest WB characters we've known! Veronica Mars - Veronica Mars While there are many characters to love on Veronica Mars, Veronica deserves to be on this list as it was her snarky detective self who really captured our love for this show! I missed out on VM while it was on the air, and am just now catching up on SideReel, so now through 2 of the 3 seasons, I've found Veronica to be one of the most solid and real female characters (okay, so real teens don't do detective work in their spare time, but personality-wise), of the WB and TV in general. Who knew one girl could save the world, show us it's okay to be a mess and have no friends, yet show us to love those real friends and family like no other! On to Part 2
Calling all Josh Schwartz fans! Josh Schwartz, the creator of The O.C. , Gossip Girl , and Chuck has a new webseries coming to thewb.com on March 17th! Here's the scoop on the show from the new series page, Rockville, CA on thewb.com : Creator/executive producer Josh Schwartz ( Gossip Girl , The O.C. ) teams up with executive producer and music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas (feature film Twilight , TV's Gossip Girl , Grey's Anatomy ) on Rockville, CA, a contemporary, music-themed romantic comedy set in a fictional rock club in Los Angeles and debuting March 17 on TheWB.com . Club Rockville is a place where a group of twentysomethings from diverse backgrounds gather regularly to hear their favorite up-and-coming bands, blow off steam, fall in love with the wrong people, and then talk about how they've fallen in love with the wrong people. The series not only explores characters' interactions with one another, but also the way in which they relate to music and to Club Rockville itself. If you're loving the sound of Rockville, CA, you can sign up for the newsletter to receive email notifications with updates and exclusives around the show up to the March launch. Along with this fantastic WB development, Schwartz's Chuck now joins the shows with episodes available on thewb.com, so don't miss out on catching Chuck on thewb.com . Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.
"I didn't want to be that person who ruined Twilight ," Melissa Rosenberg said one recent afternoon, days before the movie she scripted earned $70.6 million in its first weekend. That success has validated, at least financially, her decision to tread lightly on the Stephanie Meyer novel that provided the well-loved source material for the film. Rosenberg, an executive producer on Dexter whose writing credits include Step Up and The O.C. , said she aimed to adapt the book rather than using it as a "jumping off point." "We knew that if we were true to the book, if we honored it, fans would come with us," she said. The novel's more than 500 pages had to be condensed to around 100 pages of script. Rosenberg also had to make the interior monologues of the main character, Bella (Kristen Stewart), more cinematic. "How do you externalize Bella's experience?" Rosenberg asked. Rosenberg's changes resulted in pivotal scenes in which Bella and her vampire love, Edward (Robert Pattinson), talk in her room, cuddle, and think deep thoughts â while caught up in the fevered intensity of first love. read more from: TvGuide