Gossip Girl (6 seasons, 2007–2012)Connor Paolo (Eric van der Woodsen), Jessica Szohr (Vanessa Abrams), Taylor Momsen (Jenny Humphry)For Momsen: Season 4, episode 10, “Gaslit”; for Paolo and Szohr: Season 4, episode 22, “The Wrong Goodbye” (though all three would return for cameos in the series finale, “New York, I Love You XOXO”)What “happened”: By its fourth season, Gossip Girl had become less a TV show and more a Versace-clad ouroboros willing to shill Vitamin water, ignore plot mechanics, and consume itself in a never-ending cycle of character pairings, each more ridiculous than the ideas you’d find in the average slashfic forum. And in the midst of that chaos, more than a few characters jumped ship.In the season finale, boho-chic troublemaker Vanessa has Dan Humphrey’s novel about the Upper East Side published in secret before decamping to Spain. Somewhere between seasons four and five, perpetually overlooked Eric … [Read more...] about What Happens When Actors Leave High-School-TV Shows?
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Kirstie Allsopp The Location, Location, Location presenter was recently accused of not complying with social distancing guidelines. Her Channel 4 programme, Keep Crafting and Carry On, was filmed over a two-week period during the lockdown, which reportedly upset locals. Kirstie was quick to defend herself and assured that the production team were all adhering to the guidelines. Taking to Twitter, the 48-year-old wrote: "THANK YOU SO MUCH whatever the Sun prints tomorrow, I now know for certain that many of you felt filming at home as we did, within strict protocols, was the right thing to do. #Craftmatters, Entertaining TV matters, and I’m proud of what we did. @RTRPGlasgow." … [Read more...] about TV stars breaking social distancing rules: Holly Willoughby, Alex Jones, Ruth Langsford and more
Sheridan previously revealed why her hair is a pixie cut in a 2015 interview with The Killing Times, explaining: "Black Work started just after I had played Lisa Lynch in The C Word and my hair hadn’t really grown back that much at all at that stage. … [Read more...] about Black Work: Sheridan Smith reveals surprising reason behind hairstyle
These shows also resemble one another far more than they resemble the network shows they ostensibly imitate, like Idol or, god forbid, The Apprentice. Design Star (now HGTV Star), Platinum Hit, All American Handyman, Next Food Network Star and Work of Art, among others, all basically follow the Top Chef format: Most episodes have a short “quick fire” challenge (usually a good way to squeeze in a product placement) followed by an “elimination challenge.” Generally the prize is $100,000 and maybe some sort of position or title. Time management is always a huge factor for the challenges, and the marginal celebrities who serve as hosts all have the same cadence when they say “and your time starts … now.” Everyone lives together, and there are usually shots of a handful of the contestants smoking and gossiping after-hours. Squabbling is part of it, but that takes a backseat to the actual demonstrations of talent. … [Read more...] about Skill-Based Contests Are the Best Kind of Reality TV
Last week Margaret Lyons shared her heartbreaking tale of show-divorcing Revenge and asked readers for their sad stories. Many were itching to share theirs of love gone awry. Here are the shows most often divorced by readers this season and the reasons for the splits: … [Read more...] about Vulture Readers on What TV Shows They Divorced