Sometime last month, Shannen Doherty made a call to 911 because a fan from New Jersey on Twitter had threatened to kill herself. Apparently, the threat was made because the fan wanted Shannen to call her, and it sounds completely crazed, as the fan seemed suicidal, for real, to the actress. Somehow, that call was leaked and reached the cyber-hands of TMZ, who posted the clip. In it, Shannen explains the surreal circumstances the best that she can, saying, “This is going to sound incredibly strange because it does to me as well … my name is Shannen Doherty and I’m an actress. I’m on Twitter, sadly, and there is a girl that is threatening to shoot herself and she lives somewhere over there … I’m completely untrained to deal with somebody threatening suicide, especially via Twitter. I know that she has stated that she a gun and is going to shoot herself …” It all turned out okay and teh police went and checked on the fan, who wasn’t going to hurt herself. The phone-call even ended on a kinda cute note, with the dispatcher admitting, “All my co-workers can’t believe who I’m on the phone with” with Shannen responding with laughter and a thank you. But now this call has been made public and she’s not so happy, as her tweet, sent out earlier today, indicates. We’re happy she made the call — we’re not sure about how the hell it leaked, but her response is quite justified, in our opinion. Although, what’s also totally exploitative, is the fan who used suicide to emotionall blackmail someone into calling her. She clearly was bluffing as the cops ascertained when they got to her. That’s not just idiotic behaviour, but it’s a waste of our resources.
It seems like America’s Got Talent is taking a tip from the new American Idol/X Factor/The Voice school of casting: Pick lady judges with advanced degrees in making headlines, regardless of their proven record of discovering talent or anything topical like that. TMZ reports that to fill the spot vacated by Sharon Osbourne — who left because she thinks NBC dropped son Jack from a show after he revealed his MS diagnosis — AGT is considering Shannen Doherty, LeAnn Rimes and Carly Simon. We certainly would enjoy seeing Shannen or LeAnn bring their, er, opinionated ways to verdicts on juggling acts, dance troupes and adorable pint-size singers. They don’t even need those giant X lights anymore; they’d just need a withering glare or the absence thereof. Carly Simon we’re not so sure of. As far as our knowledge of her goes, her headlines have all had to do with her romantic exploits of the 1970s, but maybe some boomers out there can fill us in on some other things she did to stir up controversy back in the day?
Incidentally, NBC’s spokesperson told TMZ they have no actual list of potential judges, so this could be wild speculation. Still, we want to know if a good bitchface is enough to draw you to the show?
So the news from this morning that Bravo is planning to make a TV series sequel to the 1989 cult classic Heathers is being met with a whole lot of skepticism. The story’s supposed to pick up 20 years later when Veronica (Winona Ryder’s character) moves back to town with her daughter, who has to deal with “the Ashleys,” who happen to be the daughters of Heather Duke and Heather McNamara. It is hard not to picture this as messing with a classic. But we want to reserve judgment. After all, it could be the next Awkward.! And anyway, we should be happy today, at least, since this news means we can revel in some Heathers nostalgia! Everywhere we’ve looked, bloggers have been uttering our favorite quotes, from “F— me gently with a chainsaw” to “What is your damage?” I am now kicking myself for losing my list of the movie’s best lines, which I wrote down during the Christian Slater movie marathon I hosted at my house in 1991.
As it turns out, looking up quotes from the movie is way more fun that catching up with Ryder, Slater, Shannen Doherty and company, because now that we look back, this was the best work of their careers. Here’s what everyone’s been up to…
We saw a few photos of Jennie Garth this week looking really good for someone who’s currently going through a divorce — maybe a little too good around the eyes, if you know what we mean. Of course, that made us wonder how the rest of the original flavor Beverly Hills, 90210 gang is doing these days. They’ve certainly gone through a lot of changes since the first episode of aired in October 1990. Some, like Garth and Shannen Doherty, went on to have other successful series on TV (What I Like About You and Charmed, respectively). Others, like Luke Perry and Jason Priestley, didn’t exactly see their careers take off like we expected. Gabrielle Carteris and Tori Spelling have had a good run as moms, both on and off the air. And we’re still waiting to see when Brian Austin Green and wife Megan Fox will announce her bun in the oven. Regardless of where their careers are these days (where is it, Ian Ziering?), we are pleased to report that most of the former residents of that famed zip code are still looking their sunny, attractive selves. And since we began writing this post, that guitar riff has not left our heads, so we’ll always have that. Anyway, check out this gallery of the kids from Beverly Hills High School both back in the day and now.
The Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Style Issue party went down last night in L.A. at the Greystone Manor, and guests took the “hot” part of the invitation quite seriously. Kim Kardashian led the way working it in a sparkling silver strapless dress with neon pink pumps. Carmen Electra looked quite spectacular wearing a beige dress with gold vertical detailing, gathered at the waist. Olivia Munn picked a tight LBD with black booties, with an multi-strand orange necklace for color relief. Yep. Legs galore, right? Other stems that looked equally great were Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett‘s, showcased in a tight blue plunging mini. Jennifer Morrison went that route too, in a flounced frock, and she also debuted a new auburn ‘do. The likes of Shannen Doherty, Monica and Busy Philipps were also spotted wearing little dresses. Aubrey O’Day wore a maxi, but brought out the cleavage. Balancing out all the yin, was some pretty hot yang — Kellan Lutz. ‘Nuff said. Check out the gallery to see for yourself.
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!
We’re being a little mean—Shannen Doherty‘s skin has yet to reach threat level orange—but seeing the Dancing The Stars loser at last night’s Armani Exchange party in LA, we noticed for the first time that the former Brenda Walsh looks just a little like the scandalous Snooki when she rocks that raccoon eyeliner. Stay away from the tanning salon, Shannen! Though you still look ninety times better than Kelly Osbourne with her purple dye job. Better Jersey Shore than Golden Girls.
Also attending last night’s soiree were stars like Katherine McPhee, Gabrielle Union and retired botox-er Kim Kardashian. See what everyone wore in the gallery below.
We watched Dancing With The Stars for the first time last night and, holy mediocrity, is that show a load of glittery diarrhea. Really America? This is what you’ve spent the last few years blowing your media load over? It only took two hours for us to tire of the blow outs, the Russian accents and the stiff stick arms (we hope Erin Andrews and Nicole Scherzinger stuffed themselves at In N Out Burger after the show), but we’re going to suffer through it for one reason and one reason only: Pam Anderson’s Aunt Vie.
So much made sense after seeing that goddess shuffling around her kitchen: 1. we now know where Pam gets her drop dead gorgeous looks from and 2. we also know how Pam’s going to age, and we hope it involves lots of black hair dye. We’ll call in and vote for Pammy every week if it means we get to see Aunt Vie shimmy around in her Sunday best. Plus we’ll be doing Pam’s dancing partner a favor, as she’s clearly one rehearsal away from cha-chaing onto to his penis.
Kelly Osbourne and Shannen Doherty were seated together at the G-Star Raw show at NYC Fashion Week yesterday, and we can’t think of a more inspired pairing. Kelly got her big break stomping angrily around her house on The Osbournes, being frutstrated by her misunderstanding parents, her obnoxious brother (who was younger but always acted older) and vain boyfriend (remember the singer from The Used?). Shannen, of course, was Brenda on Beverly Hills, 90210, where she stomped around her house, frustrated by her misunderstanding parents, her obnoxious brother (who was her twin but always acted older) and vain boyfriend (Dylan!). Ironically, with the ex-Charmed star reportedly hawking a reality show, she might have been the one asking Kelly for career advice.
Also attending were such fashion fanatics as Adam Lambert, John Legend, Agyness Deyn, Liv Tyler and Terrell Owens. See what they wore in the gallery below.