Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The CW: Upfronts & Center

All the TV networks are all abuzz for upfronts this week (the time of the year when television network executives meet with the press and with major advertisers to discuss and sell advertisements for the next TV season) and not one is more "abuzz" than The CW is. Gossip Girl was a HUGE success for the network this season (so obvs it will deffo be coming back for season 2) and nostalgic fans are very much looking forward to the as yet untitled Beverly Hills, 90210 spin-off series that is scheduled to debut this Fall ... so clearly, The CW is ready to party. Here are pics of the main ladies on Gossip Girl (Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Michelle Trachtenberg and Taylor Momsen) making their arrival at The CW upfronts event which was held at Lincoln Center in NYC yesterday morning:

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That other girl on GG (the homely one who wears the hot pink Dr. Marten's boots and is mackin' hardcore on Nate played by Chace Crawford) was also at yesterday's upfronts but I haven't decided if I like her yet. I mean, first she tried to mess with Serena and Dan's relationship and now she's trying to move in on Blair's man -- hello, I just can't decide if I hate her or love her ... but I'm getting off point. Anyways, all the Gossip ladies looked very lovely on the green carpet. I'm intrigued by Leighton Meester's purse ... which is an interesting design but doesn't look very practical (unless it doubles as a weapon and then, omg it's cool as hell).

The Gossip guys were also in the hiz yesterday morning for The CW upfronts ... you will note that Penn Badgley is rockin' a serious tan ...

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... why, it looks as if Penn had *just* returned from the Mayan Riviera of Mexico where he may have been on vacation with one of his Gossip Girl co-stars, doesn't it? Chace Crawford is just rockin' his usual dreamy perfection, Ed Westwick is rockin' too much make-up while Connor Paolo could've rocked a little more make-up. See, the Gossip boys really could benefit from taking beauty lessons from the Gossip girls on how to look fabulous on the carpet ... or, they could just ask Chace for beauty tips.

Incidentally, Lori Loughlin and Jennie Garth were also at The CW upfronts yesterday morning to represent for the Beverly Hills, 90210 spin-off series that everyone is all ga-ga for:

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I think some of the unknown castmembers from the show were also at the event but I don't know them enough to recognize them ... yet. This series has the potential to be a huge hit but it could also be a horrible failure ... I guess we'll have to see. It's encouraging that Jennie Garth is returning as Kelly Taylor ... but I dunno that I can buy her in the role of a guidance counselor. I just hope that Tori Spelling returns as Donna Martin -- a plastic boobed, overly botoxed uptight Beverly Hills mom who is bitter and boozy after her divorce from David Silver. Hmmm ... I guess this new series does have a lot of potential after all.