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So, we’ve got a new hunk walking around Wisteria Lane in the form of Brian Austin Green’s  Keith Watson.  Well, it appears that Keith will be sticking around the Lane for a while now that the show has cast both of his parents. 

Brian Austin Green as Keith

First it was announced that John Schneider has been cast in the role of Keith’s father.  Fans will remember John from 90210 where he played Liam’s (Matt Lanter) step-father, Smallville where he played Clark’s (Tom Welling) adoptive father, and most notably from Dukes of Hazzard where he played Bo Duke.

John Schneider as Keith's Dad

 

John Schneider as Bo Duke

Now it has also been announced that Nancy Travis has been cast in the role of Keith’s mother.  Nancy Travis may be best known for her roles in “So, I Married an Axe Murderer” and “Three Men and a Baby”.

Nancy Travis as Keith's Mom

What are your thoughts?  Are you enjoying Brian Austin Green on Desperate Housewives?  Are you looking forward to John Schneider and Nancy Travis joining the cast?  Look for both actors to appear in the 7th episode of the new season.

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Well, gang…we have less than a week for the season premiere of 90210!!!  This is very exciting, and I’ve been keeping mum about so many things I’ve learned will be happening this season on the show.  So, now I’m going to share everything I know in celebration that the new season is about to begin.

First, a bit of a recap.  Season 1 ended with Annie (Shenae Grimes) and Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) having a huge falling out after Naomi mistakenly believed that Annie slept with Liam (Matt Lanter).  However, it was actually Naomi’s sister, Jen (Sara Foster), who actually slept with Liam.  After their falling out and Annie’s walk of shame out of the party at Naomi’s, Annie took to the bottle and went for a drive.  Annie’s drive ended with her running over someone.  Meanwhile, Liam went home where he was abducted by some militant guys that were going to take him away to boarding school per his step-father’s orders.  Dixon (Tristan Wilds) and Silver’s (Jessica Stroup) relationship continued to weaken, while Silver realized that Ethan (Dustin Milligan) had actually developed feelings for her.  Silver also realized that she has bipolar.  Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) had her baby with Navid (Michael Steger) and Brenda (Shannen Doherty) at her side.  Brenda adopted a baby after learning that she could not have children.  Donna (Tori Spelling) returned from Japan and we learned she became a famous fashion designer and was having problems with David (Brian Austin Green).  However, Donna once again left Beverly Hills, to go back to Japan and try to reconcile with David.  Harry (Rob Estes) and Kelly (Jennie Garth) rekindled their friendship which turned out to possibly be something more, and this made Debbie (Lori Loughlin) uncomfortable.  Kelly also revealed that the father of her child is actually Dylan (Luke Perry), and she had a brief romance with Ryan (Ryan Eggold).  Silver and Kelly learned that their mother, Jackie (Anne Gillespie) had returned to drugs and alcohol, and finally Ethan left town (though we don’t know why yet).

Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor and Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh

Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor and Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh

OK, now for the season 2 spoilers:

Silver and Dixon are officially going to be ending their relationship!

Tristan Wilds as Dixon Wilson and Jessica Stroup as Erin "Silver" Silver

Tristan Wilds as Dixon Wilson and Jessica Stroup as Erin "Silver" Silver

There will be new cast members this year in the form of Teddy (Trevor Donovan of Days of Our Lives fame), Jasper (Zachary Ray Sherman), and Ivy (Amalia Zinser).  Plus Rumer Willis (daughter to Demi Moore and Bruce Willis) will be guest starring this season!

Rumer Willis comes to 90210!

Rumer Willis comes to 90210!

Annie will continue her downward spiral, which will lead her to a romance with Jasper.  Turns out that Jasper is the brother of the guy that Annie killed in the season finale, and he will be blackmailing and manipulating her throughout the season.

Shenae Grimes as Annie Wilson and Zachary Ray Sherman as Jasper

Shenae Grimes as Annie Wilson and Zachary Ray Sherman as Jasper

Liam and Naomi are still on the outs, so he falls for new girl, Ivy.  There will be a love triangle between Liam, Ivy, and Dixon.

Matt Lanter as Liam

Matt Lanter as Liam

The love triangle between Debbie, Harry, and Kelly will also heat up, while Ryan will be in a love triangle with a student and a new character.

Lori Loughlin as Debbie Wilson, Rob Estes as Harry Wilson, and Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor

Lori Loughlin as Debbie Wilson, Rob Estes as Harry Wilson, and Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor

Looks like Adrianna and Navid will be calling it quits, and she’ll be moving onto new boy, Teddy.

Trevor Donovan as Teddy and Jessica Lowndes as Adrianna

Trevor Donovan as Teddy and Jessica Lowndes as Adrianna

90210 and the New Melrose Place MAY crossover at some point during this coming season.

And finally, Kelly and Silver’s mother, Jackie, will learn that she has breast cancer and she may die this season.

Ann Gillespie as Jackie Taylor, Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor, and Jessica Stroup as Silver

Ann Gillespie as Jackie Taylor, Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor, and Jessica Stroup as Silver

Sounds like this season will be EXPLOSIVE!  Can’t wait until it begins.  And for anyone out there who doesn’t know yet, 90210’s second season will begin next Tuesday (9/8/09) at 8pm EST.  Thank you 90210 Insiders for most of this information!!  🙂

And not to be outdone, the CW has also released a promo poster for season 2 of 90210.  I can’t wait for this show to kick off either.  Enjoy!

Michael Steger (Navid), Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna), AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi), Matt Lanter (Liam), Shenae Grimes (Annie), Jessica Stroup (Silver), and Tristan Wilds (Dixon)

Michael Steger (Navid), Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna), AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi), Matt Lanter (Liam), Shenae Grimes (Annie), Jessica Stroup (Silver), and Tristan Wilds (Dixon)

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So, the next episode of 90210 (airing this Tuesday) will be the season finale for the first season of the show.  It’s entitled “One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Summer” and it sounds like it will be really exciting.  First up, the spoilers:

Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) will be giving birth to her baby and Brenda (Shannen Doherty) will be back.  Will Brenda adopt Adrianna’s baby as initially rumored?

Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) and Brenda (Shannen Doherty)

Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) and Brenda (Shannen Doherty)

Also, someone may die, Ethan (Dustin Milligan) makes a declaration *maybe he tells Erin (Jessica Stroup) that he loves her?*, Annie (Shenae Grimes) loses it…as predicted by Liam (Matt Lanter), and Liam makes a mistake *maybe by sleeping with Jen (Sara Foster) and making it look like he slept with Annie?*.

Ethan (Dustin Milligan) says goodbye to 90210. Also pictured, Dixon (Tristan Wilds) and Navid (Michael Steger).

Ethan (Dustin Milligan) says goodbye to 90210. Also pictured, Dixon (Tristan Wilds) and Navid (Michael Steger).

Remember, this will also be Ethan’s final episode.  😦

Now, enjoy the pics from the season finale!!!!

Brenda (Shannen Doherty) and Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) with the baby

Brenda (Shannen Doherty) and Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) with the baby

Navid (Michael Steger), Brenda (Shannen Doherty), Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) and baby

Navid (Michael Steger), Brenda (Shannen Doherty), Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) and baby

Silver (Jessica Stroup)

Silver (Jessica Stroup)

Debbie (Lori Loughlin), Harry (Rob Estes), and Kelly (Jennie Garth)

Debbie (Lori Loughlin), Harry (Rob Estes), and Kelly (Jennie Garth)

90210 LogoWow!  News is just pouring in!  Now it’s time for 90210! (And thanks to 90210Insiders for the following info).

This week, the kids from West Beverly celebrate their prom!  And, in an attempt to top the classic Donna Martin (Tori Spelling) drunken prom night, Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) will be going into labor at the prom!  Also, we’ll be getting a lil’ show down between Jen (Sara Foster) and Kelly (Jennie Garth) over Ryan (Ryan Eggold) at prom!  Should be an eventful night!

Navid (Michael Steger) and Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) at prom

Navid (Michael Steger) and Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) at prom

Also, The Veronicas will be performing at prom.  In an interview, The Veronicas expressed their disappointment in not getting to meet Shannen Doherty (90210’s Brenda Walsh) b/c they are huge fans of her’s.  However, they did enjoy meeting series star, Shenae Grimes (Annie Wilson), and said that Shenae was really cool and hung out with them a bit.  And remember, Shannen will be back next week for the season finale!!!

Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh

Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh

Here are pics from tomorrow night’s prom episode called “Zero Tolerance”.  Enjoy!

Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Liam (Matt Lanter) at prom

Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Liam (Matt Lanter) at prom

Silver (Jessica Stroup) at prom

Silver (Jessica Stroup) at prom

Jen (Sara Foster) and Ryan (Ryan Eggold) at prom

Jen (Sara Foster) and Ryan (Ryan Eggold) at prom

Kelly (Jennie Garth) at prom

Kelly (Jennie Garth) at prom

Finally, Lily Collins (daughter of legendary singer, Phil Collins) will be guest starring at the 90210 prom as a rival of Annie’s named Phoebe.

Phoebe (Lily Collins) and Naomi at prom

Phoebe (Lily Collins) and Naomi at prom

Mwuah!

Craig

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Last night’s 90210 was really good again.  The stories are moving along at a much more comfortable pace, and the actors seem to really be cliquing with their characters now.  It’s really nice to see. 

Last night’s episode was called “The Party’s Over” and it was based around Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Annie (Shenae Grimes) throwing Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) a bridal and baby shower.  Meanwhile, Liam (Matt Lanter) took the guys out for a batchelor party for Navid (Michael Steger).  The bachelor party was a bit odd to me since Liam has only ever interracted with Ethan (Dustin Milligan) and now all of a sudden he’s taking Dixon (Tristan Wilds) and Navid (Michael Steger) to a gentleman’s club.

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So, on to the stories.  At the shower, Adrianna is visited by Navid’s mother who encourages her to give the baby up for adoption.  Apparently this really hit home for Adrianna, who had spent the better part of the episode questioning if she was doing the right thing.  Adrianna finally decided that she couldn’t keep the baby and wasn’t ready for motherhood. 

Adrianna's Shower

Adrianna's Shower

Meanwhile, at the burlesque club, Navid meets and befriends a sorority pledge who tells him that he’s too young and cute to be getting married already.  This prompts him to realize that he’s happy he doesn’t have to search for a girl anymore, because he is so happy with Adrianna.

Dixon, Ethan, and Liam at Navid's Batchelor Party

Dixon, Ethan, and Liam at Navid's Batchelor Party

Ethan brings Navid to the Wilson house for the shower, and Navid and Adrianna discuss their future.  They decide to give the baby up for adoption and also to hold off on getting married.  Adrianna keeps her engagement ring and Navid says that they are now engaged to be engaged.

Adrianna and Navid

Adrianna and Navid

Meanwhile, Liam brings Nixon home, and Nixon is so drunk he’s throwing up all over the place.  Annie and Liam help get Nixon upstairs to his bedroom without his parents (Rob Estes and Lori Loughlin) finding out he was drunk.  During their encounter, Annie and Liam flirt, and Naomi catches it.  Later, Annie tells Naomi that she doesn’t like Liam AT ALL!  This makes Naomi happy.

Naomi and Liam

Naomi and Liam

While Dixon is recuperating from his hangover, Silver (Jessica Stroup) goes upstairs from the shower to see him.  She just had a long conversation with Ethan and realized she was being selfish in wanting Dixon to do everything her way.  So, she asks Dixon to the West Beverly Prom.  He’s happy, but still hungover and passes out.

Dixon and Silver

Dixon and Silver

Finally, Jen (Sara Foster), gets her father to hand over Naomi’s  inheritance so that Naomi can be financially free of her father.  However, Jen has an ulterior motive and gets Naomi to use the money to buy their new house.  I’m sure she’s got other plans for that money too.  Jen also goes on a date with Ryan (Ryan Eggold) and they really seem to hit it off. 

Ryan

Ryan

Next week it’s time for prom, and Kelly (Jennie Garth) learns about Jen and Ryan’s date.  Looks exciting!!!!

So, what did you think of last night’s episode?

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****EDIT!  I don’t know if Liam, Ethan, and Dixon will be gambling in this episode.  When I first looked at the photos, it appeared that way to me.  But the more I look at them (and the other photos on 90210 Insiders), it may just be that the guys go out drinking.  Guess we’ll know for sure after tomorrow night’s episode!  Sorry for any confusion!  *****

Here are a few pics from this coming week’s new episode of 90210 called “The Party’s Over”.  In it, it looks like Liam (Matt Lanter) gets Dixon (Tristan Wilds) and Ethan (Dustin Milligan) to engage in some gambling.  Very reminiscent of a summer episode of Beverly Hills 90210 when Dylan (Luke Perry) got Steve (Ian Ziering) and Brandon (Jason Priestley) involved in gambling after hours at the beach club. 

Dixon, Ethan, and Liam

Dixon, Ethan, and Liam

 

Dixon and Ethan

Dixon and Ethan

Also in this episode, the gals throw Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) a baby shower (pics of which I have already posted).

Can’t wait!

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So, another good episode of 90210 last night!  I’m really really beginning to like this show. 

First off, we got to see more of Liam (Matt Lanter), which is always a pleasure.  🙂  Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Annie (Shenae Grimes) went to a bar to meet up with Liam and his cousin.  Naomi was a fumbling idiot in front of Liam and excused herself to go to the bathroom.  While she was in the bathroom, Liam began flirting with Annie.  However, while she seemed a bit interested, she played it VERY cool, which only caused Liam to want her more. 

Annie (Shenae Grimes) and Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord)

Annie (Shenae Grimes) and Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord)

Erin (Jessica Stroup) went off to Catholic School, since she was so embarrassed by the sex tape she made of her and Dixon (Tristan Wilds).  Plus, since being diagnosed as bi-polar, she just needed to get a fresh start.  However, the girl that befriends her had seen the sex tape, and tells Erin that she must tell the entire school what she did to get it off her chest.  Until Erin told everyone, this girl was going to fast.  Feeling guilty that the girl may starve herself to death, Erin told the entire school and became the laughing stock.  Poor Erin just can’t catch a break.  😦

Dixon (Tristan Wilds) and Erin (Jessica Stroup)

Dixon (Tristan Wilds) and Erin (Jessica Stroup)

Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) and Navid (Michael Steger) decided to tell his parents that they were getting married and having a baby.  However, when Navid’s parents learned that he wasn’t the paternal father, they told him to end things.  Navid rebelled against them and moved in with Adrianna.  Adrianna then confessed to Navid that the father of the baby is actually Ty (Adam Gregory) and not some guy from rehab as she originally told him.

Navid (Michael Steger) and Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes)

Navid (Michael Steger) and Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes)

At the end of the episode, after Naomi managed to piss off all of the Wilsons, she called her sister Jen (Sara Foster) and moved out of the Wilson Household.  Later, Jen drops Naomi off at school and bumps into Ethan (Dustin Milligan).  After an awkward hello, Jen whispers to Ethan “Don’t worry, I wont tell Naomi that I was your first” or something along those lines.  So, if Jen took Ethan’s virginity while he was with Naomi, it’s only a matter of time before Jen sinks her claws into Liam.  Also, Jen showed an interest in Naomi’s teacher Ryan (Ryan Eggold) who is dating Kelly (Jennie Garth).  I think Jen is going to stir up a lot of trouble in these hills.  What do you think?

Ryan (ryan Eggold) and Kelly (Jennie Garth)

Ryan (ryan Eggold) and Kelly (Jennie Garth)

Also, Tori Spelling (Donna), in a recent interview, has expressed her desire to come back to 90210 next season and she’s hoping that Brian Austin Green (David) will follow.  That would be awesome!!!!

Donna (Tori Spelling) and David (Brian Austin Green)

Donna (Tori Spelling) and David (Brian Austin Green)

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So, looks like bad boy Liam (Matt Lanter) is about to bed one of the lovely ladies on the new 90210…and her name ISN’T Naomi!!!

Matt Lanter as Liam

Matt Lanter as Liam

This can lead down several different avenues.  The first being that we see Liam and Annie (Shanae Grimes) together next week.  Could Annie be the girl that Liam does the dirty deed with?  If so, this will be Annie’s first time.

Shanae Grimes as Annie

Shanae Grimes as Annie

We also know that Naomi’s (AnnaLynne McCord) sister, Jen (Sara Foster), is coming to town and she’s supposed to make Naomi look like a good girl.  So, maybe Liam and Jen will get it on.

Sara Foster as Jen

Sara Foster as Jen

Others are speculating that maybe Liam and Ethan (Dustin Milligan) will get down and dirty since they’re growing so close.  LOL!  Wouldn’t that be hysterical?  It would NEVER happen though.

Dustin Milligan as Ethan

Dustin Milligan as Ethan

So, who do you think Liam will be sleeping with???  Any guesses?

AnnaLynne McCord as Naomi.  Poor Naomi.

AnnaLynne McCord as Naomi. Poor Naomi.

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OK, tonight’s episode of 90210 was by far my fave episode of this new series.  It was actually REALLY good, and Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling actually remembered what it was like to play Kelly Taylor and Donna Martin Silver.  Everything about tonight’s episode made me feel like this was a real continuation of the original series, and I couldn’t be happier!
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor and Tori Spelling as Donna Martin Silver

Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor and Tori Spelling as Donna Martin Silver

I’m glad that Naomi (AnnaLynn McCord) and Annie (Shanae Grimes) are making a go at being friends again.  However, it is such a fragile relationship, and I’m just counting the seconds until it’s dissolved once again.  The preview for next week show that this friendship wont last long, since Annie descides to go out on a date with Liam (Matt Lanter), which is Naomi’s man.  Stupid move Annie.

Shanae Grimes as Annie Wilson and AnnaLynn McCord as Naomi Clark

Shanae Grimes as Annie Wilson and AnnaLynn McCord as Naomi Clark

 

Matt Lanter as Liam

Matt Lanter as Liam

I’m actually getting really sad about Ethan’s (Dustin Milligan) upcoming departure.  The character is actually becoming three dimensional and I’m really liking him.  He was always easy to look at, but now he’s interesting to boot.  I’m still not completely understanding the move to get rid of him. 

Dustin Milligan as Ethan Ward

Dustin Milligan as Ethan Ward

As much as I didn’t care for Navid (Michael Steger), tonight he actually grew on me.  At first I thought that this kid wouldn’t be able to carry a story, but now I’m actually enjoying him.  And I really really like his scenes with Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes).  I’m so sick of teen pregnancy tales, but this one is actually watchable.  That says a lot, b/c I really hate those stories.  They’re so played out.

Jessica Lowndes as Adrianna and Michael Steger as Navid

Jessica Lowndes as Adrianna and Michael Steger as Navid

My only complaint tonight?  Erin and Dixon.  First off, Erin (Jessica Stroup) became so interesting 2 weeks ago when she had her break down.  But since then, her character just hasn’t been interesting.  And she’s actually been EXTREMELY predictable.  Who didn’t see this story coming of everyone treating her like she’s a porcelain doll?  It’s been done so many times and there’s absolutely NO originality to it.  Plus, what a huge departure for her character in the beginning of the episode.  This is a girl that doesn’t give a shit about what people say or think about her, who has blogged about all her fellow students making fun of them, and now she cries b/c two snobs said she was a psycho?  It makes no sense.  I understand that she’s fragile now (could I use the word fragile more tonight?), but it’s still too big of a departure for her character.  Poor writing. 

Jessica Stroup as Erin Silver

Jessica Stroup as Erin Silver

My honest opinions about casting…Get rid of Dixon (Tristan Wilds).  He’s BORING!  Not only is he boring, but he doesn’t have good chemistry with ANY of the other characters. 

Tristan Wilds as Dixon Wilson

Tristan Wilds as Dixon Wilson

Keep Ethan.  Someone just needs to save him at the last minute.  Bring on George Evans (Kellan Lutz) permanently.  He’s the perfect new Steve Sanders and would look great with Naomi.  Plus he’s funny!  The kid has barely been given a story and I care more about him than I do about some of the series regulars.  Plus, he’s on the rise due to the popularity of the Twilight franchise.  Bring on Ty (Adam Gregory) permanently.  He’s awesome, he’s a snob, he’s hot, a perfect Beverly Hills brat. 

Kellan Lutz as George Evans

Kellan Lutz as George Evans

 

Adam Gregory as Ty

Adam Gregory as Ty

After tonight’s episode, I also think the show would be smart to bring on Kelly, Donna, and Brenda (Shannen Doherty) on a more permanent basis and give them good and fun story.  As The OC and Gossip Girl have taught us, the adults can have very good story that entertains kids, teens, and adults alike. 

Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor, Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh, and Tori Spelling as Donna Martin Silver

Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor, Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh, and Tori Spelling as Donna Martin Silver

I hope that tonight’s episode is a sign of things to come b/c I actually enjoyed it and didn’t feel like I was watching out of obligation for my love of the original series.

I applaud thee!  🙂