In the first part of our "Drinking with the Stars" with Alan Ritchson at Eva Longoria's Hollywood restaurant, Beso, Zap2it's Jethro Nededog and Carina Adly MacKenzie spoke to him about playing "Smallville's" Aquaman. In Part 2 above, we chatted about his starring role on Spike TV's "Blue Mountain State." In the comedy that follows an outrageous college football team in their quest for beer, women and a college championship, Ritchson plays Thad Castle - the overzealous team captain. "The antics I get away with," Ritchson says of the "BMS" role. "Stuff you can't get away with in real life." And while he plays the part to the hilt, Ritchson says he doesn't share a lot in common with Thad, but he does get him. To Read More Click Here.
Former Bond girl Denise Richards has joined the cast of risque U.S. TV comedy "Blue Mountain State" for the raunchy series' second season. The actress will play the sex-mad ex-wife of a football coach who seduces quarterback Alex Moran (Darin Brooks) on the Animal House-inspired show set on the campus of fictional Blue Mountain State college. Her ex on the show is played by former "Hill Street Blues" regular Ed Marinaro, a former running backfor the Minnesota Vikings. Richards tells the USA Today newspaper, "It's a fun, over-the-top show. I enjoyed pushing the envelope, being a little inappropriate." "Blue Mountain State" is Richards' return to scripted TV as she previously starred on reality TV shows - "Denise Richards: It's Complicated" and "Dancing with the Stars". On this, she says, "I love reality, but I love acting, and it's nice to get back into it. Hopefully, I can do more." Source Here
Hey, if her ex, Charlie Sheen, a.k.a. the highest-paid actor on TV, can be continually rewarded for his bad behavior, why can't Denise Richards try and earn a buck by reverting to her racy roots? According to US magazine, she can. Richards, whose reality show 'It's Complicated' was unceremoniously axed by the E! network last year, has joined the cast of Spike TV's raunchy football comedy 'Blue Mountain State.' She'll play a recurring character who will waste no time in bedding hottie costar Darin Brooks, who plays the resident hot shot quarterback. To Read More Click here .
From THR: Spike has renewed Blue Mountain State for a second season seven weeks into the football-themed comedy series' first season. "State," from Lionsgate TV and Brian Robbins' Varsity Pictures, has received a 13-episode order. "State" revolves around three freshmen, Darin Brooks, Romanski and Sam Jones, who attend Midwestern football powerhouse Blue Mountain State and must adapt to college life while juggling football, women, classes and hazing. Co-starring on "State" are NFL running back-turned-actor Ed Marinaro as the team's coach, Gabrielle Dennis and Alan Ritchson. Jones, who was arrested in a federal drug sting in October in connection with a plan to purchase and distribute more than 10,000 oxycodone pills, is not expected to return for Season 2. It is not clear whether his role will be recast. Romanski (formerly known as Chris Romano) and Eric Falconer created the series and are co-executive producing. Robbins is executive producing with Varsity's Sharla Sumpter-Bridgett. "State's" Season 2 pickup comes days before the premiere of Spike's other sports-themed new comedy, "Players," and a week after the network greenlighted a pilot for the golf-themed comedy "Back Nine." "Sports comedies (are) something that Spike wants to do," Spike president Kevin Kay said, noting that other networks generally shy from the genre because it is too male-skewing but that's what makes it appealing to the male-centric Spike. "Ultimately I'd love to have a two-hour block of scripted comedies." Source