We have to admit, 90210 has been one of those shows that has always been roaming around in our consciousness, but has never really settled in. It’s too filled with pretty people, getting into trouble, sleeping with each other and driving into things. Or are we missing something? Still, it’s been popular for a reason, even though it gives most people we know face and body envy. Not so much, anymore, though. Dwindling ratings have caused the shows network — The CW — to cancel it. It’s been on the air for five years but The CW has decided the last episode will be on May 13. The network’s president, Mark Pedowitz, has said, “The CW has had five great seasons with America’s favorite zip code, 90210. I’d like to thank the talented cast, producers, and crew for all their hard work and dedication to the series. We are very proud of the West Beverly High alumni.” So, goodbye, AnnaLynne McCord, Shenae Grimes, Matt Lanter, Jessica Stroup, and Jessica Lowndes and the really hot guy called … Teddy? Are we imagining that? Trevor Donovan‘s character? And all the other folks whose names we can’t remember. They’re young and gorgeous enough to find lots of other work so we’re sure they’re going to be fine.
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Dear Producers of 90210: What the eff is going on in the upcoming episodes of your show? We saw some new photos from the shoot on L.A.’s Manhattan Beach yesterday and they sort of freaked us out. The pix showed resident hotties Annalynne McCord, Jessica Stroup and Jessica Lowndes stormed the football gridiron while a bunch of dudes including Matt Lanter stayed on the sidelines wearing cheer-leading skirts. OK, at first seems like a simple case of “powder puff football.”
But that still doesn’t explain why Annalynne was seen running around in a sports bra with a bobcat head, or why Jessica S. did the crabwalk in front of a ref. And why did Annalynne get picked up and dropped by Matt before being carried out on a stretcher. So many unanswered questions! Denise Richards was also on the set, but she didn’t get mixed up in any of the crazy shenanigans. The poses, the faces, the costumes, the lack of clothing…If you can tell what the hell is happening in any of the photos below, please let us know. Because we’re totally stumped.
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Not that 90210 needed any more sexy people as the cast takes care of that themselves quite adequately, but the directors have ensured that the show’s new season is going to be almost too hot to handle now. We already know that Ryan Lochte‘s filmed a guest role for the show, but now his celebrity crush is also making an appearance. We’re talking about Carmen Electra! She’s signed up for a recurring spot on the series and will be playing a character called Vesta, who will pop up on 90210’s 100th episode. Apparently, Electra’s role is said to be a cross between Dita Von Teese and a Pussycat Doll so you know it’s going to be steam overload. With a nod to Carmen’s dance roots, “Vesta” owns her own contemporary burlesque troupe and ropes in Jessica Stroup‘s character, Silver, and gets her to do all sorts of naughty things. Will it be overkill or exciting? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Speaking of Lochte’s all-time admiration of Carmen, the swimmer sadly lost out on an opportunity to meet her recently. We know you haven’t forgotten about how Ryan stripped down to his swim shorts for his belated-birthday weekend in Vegas. Yeah, the same weekend that he and Prince Harry became bros. Well, Carmen was at the same event as Lochte — at the WWE SummerSlam VIP Kickoff party at the Beverly Hills Hotel — but since he had to fly out to Vegas the same night, he couldn’t get to meet her. Better luck next time, dude! Jeah!
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Olympic gold-medalist Ryan Lochte seems to be taking his move to Hollywood quite seriously: Shortly after shooting his cameo for 90210, the swimmer hit the red carpet for The Expendables 2, where he was of course asked all sorts of questions about his new and potential gigs.
“All the cast members they helped me out and walked me through it, and it was a piece of cake,” he told E! of his appearance on 90210, in which he runs in to Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Max (Josh Zuckerman) at a resort. But was acting really that easy for Lochte? “I think the first couple [of takes] we needed to keep doing it over. … After I got, like, the fourth or fifth time, it was just over and over, I could do it.”
It shouldn’t be so surprising that the red carpet for the CW’s upfront presentation yesterday in New York City earns our highest praise, even after seeing the stars attend the events for Fox, CBS and NBC. After all, two of our favorite shows were heavily repp’d. We mean The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. The former had a lot of the series’ stars showing up, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Paul Wesley, Katerina Graham, Nina Dobrev, Candice Accola, Michael Trevino and Zach Roerig included. Nina looked terrific in a very tight, satin cream Dolce & Gabbana dress, while boyfriend Ian rocked a Rogue T-shirt and leather jacket with jeans. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles both suited up for the Supernatural stakes, but next time, shave, guys!
A few ladies from 90210 were also spotted — Shenae Grimes, Jessica Stroup and Jessica Lowndes. These were by no means the only shows that the CW presented. Rachel Bilson was there, pretty in Chanel, for Hart of Dixie, along with co-star Jaime King who looked tropical in a skirt and bandeau top by Proenza Schouler. AnnaSophia Robb was there scoring for The Carrie Diairies in a vintage-looking alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet dress with YSL heels. Have a look at our gallery to see who else was there! (And don’t miss our gallery of all the hot stars of fall’s new network shows.)
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We’re pretty worried about the news that Tristan Wilds will be missing four episodes of 90210 because he is suffering from a “serious illness,” according to E! Online. We don’t know what he’s sick with, but the site says his character Dixon’s absence will be explained by another music tour.
The 22-year-old actor probably deserves a little break too. Since he got his start in the Ryan Gosling indie Half Nelson, he’s been working pretty steadily. He played Michael Lee on The Wire and then Zach on The Secret Life of Bees before moving on to his soapier gig on 90120. In December, he returned to the big screen as a Tuskegee Airman in Red Tails.
We thought he — and his fans — could probably use some cheering up while he lies low, so here are 10 pics of Tristan’s dazzling smiles.
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We weren’t sure what to think we first saw these pictures of AnneLynne McCord running around in her underwear on the UCLA campus. Not only was she half-nekkid but was being pelted with eggs and water balloons as well! Fortunately, she was filming scenes for 90210 and this wasn’t a case of everyone’s worst nightmare. Big sigh of relief. Check out AnneLynne’s body too – it’s just insane and completely enviable. Especially in the photograph (in our gallery below) where’s she’s strutting her stuff in a pair of high heels. Victoria’s Secret, much?
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Nerdboys who like their ladies Na’vi-like, get excited. AnnaLynne McCord‘s Naomi will be dressing up like one of the Avatar aliens to seduce a boy she met on the internet in an upcoming episode on 90210. “It’s hysterical because Naomi shows up [at the screening] and none of the other nerds are in costume,” she told TV Guide. “I might get a whole new following after this!” Are you sure you really want this following, AnnaLynne? See photos from the shoot in the gallery below.
For those of you who have yet to look at a calendar this morning, today’s date is September 2, 2010. Or, if you’re the type who prefers both brevity and decimal points, 9.02.10. In honor of such a momentous date, we thought we would pay tribute to the all-star cast of one of the greatest creative achievements of our lifetimes, Beverly Hills, 90210. (After all, it’s now or never; most of us won’t be around to celebrate the next time this date rolls around!)
It has been nearly 20 years since the show debuted on the (then fledgling) Fox Network, and it’s fair to say that none of our lives have been the same since. Dylan McKay and Brandon Walsh taught young men everywhere that nothing is more attractive than the combination of brooding glares and bitchin’ sideburns, and Brenda Walsh, Kelly Taylor and Donna Martin (Graduates!) proved to be some of the era’s biggest fashion icons (even if we laugh at their sundresses and chokers now).
So, won’t you join us as we take a trip down memory lane and through the halls of West Beverly High as we investigate how the show’s core cast members and impressive roster of guest stars (Hilary Swank! Ryan Seacrest! Um, Jamie Walters?!?) looked then and what they look like now. May the bridges we burn light the way!
Donna Martin is finally graduating – to the next generation. Tori Spelling is set to revive her role on the remake of her late father’s hit show – 90210. The mom of two is the third former cast member to return to the infamous zip code – Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty have already done stints on the show. As if that wasn’t enough, Jason Priestley is lined up to direct Tori’s episode. Reunion!
As much as we were into Donna Martin’s mini-dresses and virginity, we can think of ten other 90210 alums we’d rather see return to West Beverly Hills High School. Sure some of them might have shot themselves accidentally or been murdered by mobsters, but we can dream, right? After all, this is 90210 – if the Walshes can make it here, anything is possible.
Click below for our top ten! [Photo: WireImage]