Disney has a long history of churning out teen stars who seem wholesome on the small and big screen, but in real life, they’re champagne-swilling, cigarette-smoking, club-hopping messy menaces (you know who we’re referring to, no need to name names). These days, many of the newer starshave cleaned up their acts — but something else is happening. Instead of behaving far too grown in their off-duty lives, they’re looking downright adult on their shows. Read more…
Girl Meets World
For up-and-coming actors in the ’90s, snagging a guest role on Boy Meets World was like portraying a deranged murderer on Law & Order. The series was a staple on ABC’s TGIF lineup, geared towards adolescent and teenage fans who loyally followed the show’s characters from junior high to college over the course of seven seasons.
We have reason to get even more excited about Girl Meets World, Charlie Sheen is on his way to becoming a relationship guru, and Zac Efron becomes his favorite superhero ahead of the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
It’s that time of year again, when all sorts of engagement and wedding news starts coming in as celebrities escape to warm, romantic getaways. The latest is the engagement of Boy Meets World alum Rider Strong to his longtime girlfriend Alexandra Barreto. According to E! Online, Rider proposed with a ring he created himself.
Strong and Barreto met on the short-lived 2006 WB comedy Pepper Dennis, in which he played a cameraman and she played the weather girl and nemesis of star Rebecca Romijn. They also had a super-cute bit together in this 2008 Web ad for Barack Obama.
We’ve all been waiting for a different kind of news from Rider — that he’d be joining the cast of Girl Meets World, the Disney Channel spinoff of the beloved ’90s show — but as of November, he said he had no “official” involvement in it. Hey, Alexandra, is there anything you can do to convince him otherwise?
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While some Boy Meets World fans might see Rider Strong’s blog entry about Girl Meets World, the highly anticipated Disney spinoff, as a declaration that he won’t be in the show, we’re seeing things a little differently around here. This is the paragraph everyone’s quoting this morning:
“At this point, I have no official involvement in Girl Meets World. There might be a chance to see some of the BMW cast in a guest spot, and I think it would be nice to find out where our characters have been all these years. But Girl Meets World will be, and I think it should be, it’s own show. It will be about Cory and Topanga, their daughter, and a new set of characters.”
But, guys, he says “At this point”! If you know anything about Hollywood, and spinoffs especially, it’s that nothing is set in stone EVER. And when the creators of this new show see the heartfelt letter Rider wrote about meeting people all over the world speaking the “universal language of Boy Meets World,” they’d have to be made of stone not to want to give him at least a recurring part in this show. Of course it’s going to be about Cory and Topanga’s daughter, but she’ll have other grownups in her life — maybe Shawn has become a teacher (that’s what all fictional bad boys grow up to do, isn’t it?). Or he lives next door to his BFFs. Or after a series of unfortunate failures, he’s living in their basement while he gets back on his feet. Really, the possibilities are endless.
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We’re not saying your individual support for the Boy Meets World spin-off Girl Meets World will guarantee the show will make it to air. However, if every single person between the ages of 30 and 18 retweeted this post, well, we’re sure Mr. Disney would take notice. Oh, Walt Disney’s dead? We see. Well, in his loving memory we can’t stop squealing over the news that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel have officially signed on to play Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence (’cause you know girl is keeping her last name) in the upcoming show pilot.
According to TVLine, Girl takes place “more than a decade” after the initial show and centers on Cory and Topanga raising their daughter, eighth grader Riley. Apparently the show is in “the very early stages of development,” and a national search is on for the perfect tween actress to play Riley. Ugh, why didn’t we have a kid at 15 just in case this happened? Think, Vh1 Celebrity, think! No word yet on whether William Daniels will return as Mr. Feeny, but maybe if everyone in the world writes him a letter and they have to carry sacks and sacks of mail into his living room like in A Miracle on 34th Street? Alternately…hey, they made Tupac a hologram. They can probably render a mustache and tweed jacket pretty well too.
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