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Gossip Girl Threesome Stirs More Controversy

Gossip Girl ads from Season 2Hit teenage drama show Gossip Girl continues to anger parents everywhere after news of a threesome scene on Monday’s show leaked. Nothing new there, eh?

The Parents Television Council has their knickers in a bunch, deeming the scene “reckless and irresponsible” and attempting to get the network to not air the episode.

“Will you now be complicit in establishing a precedent and expectation that teenagers should engage in behaviors heretofore associated primarily with adult films? CW has been defending graphic content on Gossip Girl by asserting that they don’t target teenagers. Such a claim doesn’t even pass the ‘laugh test,’” said Parents Television Council President Tim Winter in a statement released yesterday.

I mean, this is the same show that heralded seemingly-negative reviews (“Every parent’s nightmare,” “Mind-blowingly inappropriate,” and “A nasty piece of work”) by slapping them on top of provocative, sexual pictures of the show’s characters for their season two ad campaign. They also garnered hype for the much anticipated gay kiss.

My point?

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Mischa Barton Moves On From Crappy Situation

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Drama, Prime Time, The CW, Gossip, News, Rumors,

Mischa Barton on The Beautiful Life: TBLA little over a month since the CW canceled her show, The Beautiful Life: TBL, Mischa Barton reflects and decides to move on.

“I just don’t think the time was right and that was just a really sh****y situation.” Right, because shows with gorgeous people and major drama don’t fare well on television these days.

The 23 year-old actress, who bumps shoulders with the likes of fashion designer Zac Posen, is keeping her options open when it comes to television or film.

“I’m just figuring out what my next move will be and really looking at a lot of different projects and figuring out what I want to do… These days, television is about just as good as movies… I’m looking forward to being part of something that is right in the future.”

If only she had stripped down for those promo ads—I’ll bet she’s regretting that now.

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Jessica Simpson Angrily Twitters @Melrose

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Prime Time, The CW, Gossip, Video,

Jessica Simpson Twitter

“who writes this crap?” Jessica Simpson recently demanded of her Twitter-reading audience, after noting that “CW catching up on MP.” That stands for Melrose Place, the show which recently fired Jess’ little sister Ashlee (and after they pimped her out as their main promo, too).

“i have had bad scripts to work with, but this?thank God my sister is amazing and got you some press.” Simpson continued to fire away.

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Melrose Place Dumps Simpson-Wentz, Egglesfield

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, The CW, News,

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Colin Egglesfield on Melrose Place

Move over dead weight. it’s time to make room for Amanda Woodward.

By early next year, you can expect to see a number of changes on . It seems Laura Leighton won’t be the only cast member to make a quick exit from the freshman drama this season; the ratings-challenged program will soon say goodbye to another two characters.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer confirmed that (Violet Foster) and Colin Egglesfield (Auggie Kirkpatrick) will both exit the series in January. Their final appearances will come shortly after the murder mystery comes to a close.

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Will Victoria Beckham Spice up Gossip Girl?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Prime Time, The CW, Gossip, Spoilers,

Victoria BeckhamThe CW is pulling out all the stops to keep from falling to the ratings wayside. Now, Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) will be putting in a guest appearance.

Gossip has it that Blake Lively spoke with Beckham during the recent launch of her fashion collection. Apparently, the Brit is a fan of the show. According to an unnamed source, “Victoria isn’t an actress, and wanted her role to be very tongue-in-cheek.” Sounds interesting…if you like .

If this doesn’t pull GG out of its slump, who knows what the show will do next?

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The Beautiful Life Canceled by CW

The Beautiful Life

There’s some good news and bad news for Mischa Barton.

The good news? She can now shelve that “My Wisdom Teeth Put Me in the Psych Ward” story. The bad news?  She now has more free time on her hands.

Despite a recent debut on the runway, The Beautiful Life has officially become the first major cancellation of the fall fashion season. The CW dimmed the lights on the Ashton Kutcher-produced show after two weeks of dismal ratings.

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Wednesday Ratings: TBL Not-So-Beautiful for the CW

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Prime Time, The CW, Ratings, Video,

Looks like the new teen-friendly, high-society programming schedule at the CW isn’t paying off as well as expected. The network’s new and much-touted series is failing miserably in the ratings race.

The series gained only a 0.5 rating last night with its target 18-49 audience, while getting a rather dismal 1.05 million viewers total. What’s okay on cable just won’t do for a network that’s trying to be a major player in the TV game. Even this TBL news wouldn’t be so bad, but both Melrose Place and 90210 are performing as well.

Looks like the CW needs to keep re-vamping their schedule…or, just show more Vampire Diaries.

(You can review last Wednesday’s ratings here.)

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Heather Locklear Officially Returning to Melrose Place

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, The CW, Video,

Ladies and gentlemen, we now have a date. Operation “Save Melrose Place” will officially begin on November 17.

While this casting was rumored long before the new CW program tanked in the ratings, the announcement couldn’t have come at a better time. It was finally revealed today that will indeed return to the famous address during November sweeps.

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Tuesday Ratings: Is Melrose Place Already Over?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Reality, NBC, The CW, Ratings, Video,

Apparently, even a murder-mystery just isn’t enough to keep the viewers coming back. , one of the CW’s most promising new dramas, took a severe ratings tumble in its second week. Could this be the end of sultry twenty-something California living…again?

Melrose fell to below two million viewers despite its hefty 90210 lead-in, getting soundly whipped in its time slot by The Biggest Loser‘s premiere over on NBC. The CW gained around 2.3 million for the Melrose Place premiere a week before, which was well below expectations for the revamped series.

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Monday Ratings: Kanye and Jay are Gold Diggers

Kanye West on Jay Leno

Curiosity about ‘s new program was already high before this week—but then the VMAs happened, and the Peacock network lucked out.

The debut of NBC’s new 10:00 show was watched by a whopping 17.7 million viewers. That’s nearly double the audience that turned in for Leno’s “goodbye.” (That May finale drew in 11.9 million). The figure bests any number from an NBC series produced last season, including the premiere of Conan O’Brien’s show (9.2 million) in June.

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