May 13, 2008
May 12, 2008
Okay, I admit it. I have a weird, unexplainable fascination with Beverly Hills, 90210. I love it. It's cheesy, it's campy, it's a ridiculous teen soap but I. LOVE. IT. Even with Kelly Taylor's righteous holier-than-thou attitude, Brenda's wonky eye, Brandon's huge, distracting, honking watch and Shelf-O-Hair, Dylan's stereotypical moodiness and strange whisper-like talk, Steve's obnoxiously loud shirts (it was the 90s), David Silver's annoying geekdom, Andrea's 30 year old high school senior and her prissiness, and Donna's big hole in her chest (bad implants), size 0 clothing and sometimes painful attempts at screwball comedy. Even with all that, I still love it.
The geniuses over at the CW, in all their infinite wisdom, decided that the time is right for a Beverly Hills, 90210 spin-off. No, not the Melrose Place type (remember, Melrose Place started on 90210, with Jake building something (who cares what, really?) for Jackie and Mel's wedding, and Kelly meeting him?) No, this is 90210 15 years later, but with a new cast of spoiled, whiny teens. Ah, some things never change.
Word around the gossip mill for the last several weeks has been that Tori Spelling (Donna Martin), Jennie Garth (Kelly Taylor), Jason Priestley (Brandon Walsh) and Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders) are all anxious and willing to sign up for the new show.
It's official! Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling are returning to play Kelly and Donna, respectively. No word on where Dylan McKay and David Silver will be. If you remember correctly, the series ended with Donna and David getting married and Kelly and Dylan deciding to be a couple.
No word on what Donna will be doing, but Kelly is reportedly a school guidance counselor at good old West Beverly, in a recurring role.
I know I will hate myself for doing this, but I will watch this new show. It will suck because it won't be the original 90210 and these new kids simply won't be able to hold a candle to Brandon, Brenda, Kelly, Dylan, Steve, Andrea, David and Donna. But I will still watch because I'm a pushover that way.
Here's hoping that Steve Sanders and the Minnesota Twins, Brandon and Brenda, are set to return next. Imagine how exciting it will be to see Brenda and Kelly getting into a bitchfight as 35 year olds!
May 9, 2008
Some other choice tidbits from the 17-years married Mrs. Travolta:
The Jerry Maguire star admits to having quite the shopping obession. “I love Target! I’m telling you, they have so many great things,” she gushes. “Kirstie Alley’s one of my best friends [yet another Scieno nut] and we’ve gone in there and walked out with two shopping carts a piece. It’s crazy. It’s bad.”
Despite their low-key lifestyle in Florida [ha!], it’s no secret that Kelly’s still one half of a major Hollywood superstar couple. But the actress says when it comes to their careers, she and Travolta are on the same page.
“There’s no competition at all,” she says. “I married one of the biggest movie stars in the world. To even think about that would be silly. I’m so proud of him. He’s the greatest.”
So has their parents’ fame affected the couple’s kids, Ella and Jett? “They think it’s normal,” Kelly says. “They’ve grown up on sets. They’ve traveled with us all over the world shooting different locations. They’re very much used to it.”
Kelly says the acting bug has already bitten 8-year old daughter Ella. “Ella, Johnny and I just did a movie together that’ll be out next year called Old Dogs,” she explains. “We shot with Robin Williams. Had the best time.”
The actress says she’s not worried about her daughter being exposed to Hollywood’s negative influences because, “It’s all about choices. About instilling values…We don’t do drugs, I don’t drink. Johnny doesn’t really drink so she’s not around a lot of that, so I don’t think she’ll be as tempted to fall into that…She’s an amazing kid.
Preston, who is perhaps best known for her on-screen love scene in Jerry Maguire with good friend Tom Cruise, dishes on what it was like to shoot that scene.
“There’s always awkwardness!…But he’s a pro. I’m a pro. It was a completely closed set, very well written, shot fast,” she reveals.
Kelly defends her friend’s infamous couch jumping stunt on Oprah, saying, “To be honest, I felt sad that I live in a society where we can’t show pure joy if you’re excited. He’s passionate, so he showed some unbridled emotion. Good for him. It was just spun out of control.”