Michael Cassidy, star of TBS’s Men at Work, stopped by our Los Angeles studio. He told Matthew Rodrigues about an upcoming O.C. reunion on the second season of Men at Work and his exciting day filming Argo.
The Veronica Mars movie got greenlit by fans this week through a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $3 million in just two days, so now Hollywood is buzzing about which cult TV show can crowd-fund its movie reboot next — and we've got details on which shows are trying to copy the Veronica Mars movie finance model as well as two series that we think deserve a fan-funded resurrection. Plus, we've got casting news for Divergent, a book-to-movie adaptation that is pulling lots of A-list talent; why Miley Cyrus wasn't wearing her engagement ring when the split rumors with Liam Hemsworth started; and more!
Ready to have your mind blown by two awesome things converging together into one amazing thing? We uncovered a clip of New Girl's Max Greenfield (aka Schmidt) playing a young Sandy Cohen on The O.C. in 2007. Watch him as he woos young Kirsten Cohen on the UC Berkeley campus with a campaign pin. (True romance!) Not only do I see a shocking resemblance to Peter Gallagher, but I have to confess we wouldn't have been able to resist either.
Today is both Blake Lively and Rachel Bilson's birthday. The stylish starlets share more than the day they were born, though. On Gossip Girl and The O.C. — which sometimes seem like the same show just shot on different coasts — the two entertain love interests who have quite a bit in common. From the dorky outsider to the bad boy, see the types of men both Serena van der Woodsen and Summer Roberts have dated.
I make comparisons between The O.C. and Gossip Girl for days, and the similarities exist even off screen. For example, did you know that Gossip Girl star Blake Lively shares a birthday with O.C. veteran Rachel Bilson? To celebrate their big day this year, see if you can tell the difference between their onscreen personas, Summer and Serena, with this quote quiz!
Be still my O.C.-lovin' heart! I've always had a crush on Adam Brody (aka Seth Cohen, the epitome of all things geek-tastic), and it's still alive and well thanks to this video of the actor being interviewed by Diablo Cody. Cody has just started a quirky online show called Red Band Trailer, where she chats with celebs from her Airstream. It's kind of like her version of Between Two Ferns, except less awkward and actually informative. For example, do you remember Brody in the made-for-TV movie Growing Up Brady?
In her first episode, Cody talks with Brody to ask about his fan following, his favorite drummer, and, yep, Captain Oats (whatever happened to that horse?). It may be long, but trust me, it's worth it if you appreciate Cody's brand of snark, or just Brody's charm. Bonus: watch for a dig at Kristen Stewart and a funny "cameo" from Robert Pattinson around the nine-minute mark. Just read more
Welcome to the Hot Buzz Time Machine, where I take you back . . . way back to pop culture's past. For today, I figured that since The Vampire Diaries was pretty slammin' this week, you might be interested in a trip down Paul Wesley's resume. Before he was hot immortal Stefan Salvatore, Wesley had a small but memorable guest spot as Donnie on The O.C. He's semi-unrecognizable as a gun-toting busboy who gets Ryan and Seth into trouble. My favorite thing is his put-on thug accent!
Note: A first name is sufficient!
Bravo just can't get itself out of Orange County. The network that's already brought us The Real Housewives of Orange County — and its countless spinoffs — is preparing a new series about "hip and stylish" 18- to 25-year-olds in the OC. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bravo wants folks who are independent yet still have "an 'involved' relationship with their parents." Cast members could be "attending college, finding their first apartment, starting a new business, still living at home, moving in with a significant other, or recently married or 'living an alternative lifestyle.'" (You know the producers are rooting for some alternative lifestyles.)
No offense to the actual Orange County, but mining the wealth of the OC for entertainment purposes just strikes me as very 2003. Still, some good stuff has come out of there, so I'm wondering: what do you think is the greatest show or movie to come out of Orange County?
Who didn't love at least one show on The WB? Back in the day, it was the one network that spoke to my generation, with shows like Dawson's Creek, Felicity, and Gilmore Girls all reaching the ranks of must-see TV. But ratings dropped over the years, and in 2006, The WB and and UPN merged into the new CW; The WB was no more.
Until today, that is. As of now, the network is back as The WB.com, with full episodes and full seasons of favorite WB shows (and Warner Bros.-produced shows that aired on other networks). At its launch, the lineup includes the whole first season of Veronica Mars, 10 episodes of The OC, and a sampling of episodes from Friends, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Gilmore Girls, among others.
The site's also loaded with special features for folks who like to make their own videos, including a clip maker called the "Wblender," and a bunch of quizzes and games (I'm a little embarrassed to admit I just killed some time playing The OC Memory Match, which is just an online version of the childhood game Memory but with pictures of those pretty, pretty Orange County kids). The site will also be rolling out a bunch of original shows in the coming months, so to hear about those and watch a trailer, just read more