ANNIE IS FORCED TO REVEAL SHE IS AUTHOR X — Jordan (guest star Robbie Jones) asks Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) to plan a launch party for the latest hot writer, known as Author X, which forces Annie (Shenae Grimes) to admit that she is Author X. Silver (Jessica Stroup) worries that Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) is not okay that she is dating Mark (guest star Charlie Weber). Meanwhile, Dixon (Tristan Wilds) finds out that Michaela (guest star Lyndon Smith) has feelings for Navid (Michael Steger). Matt Lanter, Trevor Donovan also star. Bethany Rooney directed the episode written by Scott Weinger (#518).
Shenae Grimes and Josh Beech are eager to start the next chapter of their lives together. The engaged couple spoke to Us Weekly about their upcoming nuptials at the boohoo U.S. launch party in New York City March 21.
“We have started planning the wedding,” 90210 star Grimes revealed. “It’ll be small — close friends and family,” added Beech, who runs the fashion and accessories line Cut & Run London. Until they actually tie the knot, however, the future spouses are keeping specific details about their big day private. “We’re keeping it close,” Beech explained. “We’re not sharing details.”
Grimes’ love life isn’t the only thing that’s about to change. With 90210 ending its five-season run in May, the 23-year-old is looking to explore other career opportunities as well.
“I’m going to delve into things I’ve been kind of exploring for the past couple of years in the fashion world,” said the star, who previously interned for Teen Vogue and Canada’s Fashion Television. “I’m going to do that more heavily. And [Josh and I] really want to collaborate on more things in the future. We’re starting to plant those seeds now.”
In their downtime, Grimes and Beech said they watch episodes of Glee and fantasize about what it would be like to be on the FOX show. “Every time we sit in the car, we’re like listening to their songs,” the actress giggled. “And then we just look at each other and we’re like, ‘We should be in a musical!’”
“Not every time,” Beech joked. “Don’t believe that!”
Grimes and her 25-year-old beau have become inseparable since they met about a year ago. “I used to work out religiously and do yoga all the time. I have not worked out since I met him, basically,” she told Us. “I’m like, ‘I don’t want to go to the gym when I can hang out with you!’”
“90210” star Jessica Lowndes has split with Olympic athlete Jeremy Bloom after dating for a year, sources tell Page Six. We’re told Lowndes and Bloom, an Olympic skier, former NFL player and founder of the Wish of a Lifetime charity, which helps pensioners achieve their life dreams, have “gone their separate ways.” We hear the relationship faltered because Bloom lives in New York while Lowndes has been filming the final season of “90210” in California.
Jessica used her 24th birthday to raise $6,398 for clean water projects in Ethiopia.
She’s a beautiful actress in California– known for her roles in Prom Night, Homecoming and 90210. Jessica has been a supporter of ours for several years now. She traveled with us to Ethiopia in 2010 to see things firsthand and then returned and promptly raised enough money to provide clean water to 319 people.
JESSICA’S TAKE ON BIRTHDAYS:
Which birthday do you remember looking forward to most — and why? I really looked forward to my sweet 16. I was the youngest of my friends so anything that got me closer to being able to drive was a serious hallelujah moment.
Which birthday would you love to forget — and why? My 13th birthday was excruciating. Again, I was much younger than my newly matured friends so the idea of having a party in a local gym was terribly dated. I put on an early 90s NOW music cd and watched the cooler kids stand awkwardly in their inappropriate street shoes, under the harsh, bright gym lights, not a one touching the various sporting accoutrement laying around. I think people just kinda left and I convinced myself that they just didn’t want to get schooled in basketball…
How seriously do you embrace the spotlight on your birthday? The few big birthday bashes I’ve had were big enough that I can now keep things low key. I’d say I definitely prefer to minimize the spotlight on my birthday… unless it’s a surprise party, then I’m the one singing the loudest.
Most unusual birthday gift you’ve ever received? A friend of mine brought back a superbly random fertility statue from Mexico. It just sits there, staring at me. It might get moved outside.
Name your top three mandatory birthday treats/indulgences. My mom’s coca-cola cake, mango margaritas, sunshine.
Why did you decide to do a birthday campaign for clean water? I have an amazing life, with more than I could ever need. Why not celebrate by bringing my generous friends together to literally provide the most important but basic need to hundreds of those without… clean water. I’m traveling with charity: water to Ethiopia, for the second time, later this year in May! I’ll get to visit villages that now have clean water thanks to charity: water and the genius birthday campaigns. Best birthday present ever!
STUDIO: Sony TV
TEAM: Jon Bokenkamp (w, ep), John Eisendrath (ep, showrunner), John Davis (ep), John Fox (ep)
LOGLINE: The world’s most wanted criminal mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is he will only work with a newly minted FBI agent with whom he seemingly has no connection.
CAST: James Spader, Megan Boone, Ryan Eggold
Max who? CW veteran Robbie tells HollywoodLife.com to expect major ‘sparks’ between Naomi and new-guy Jordan.
Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) didn’t have time to save her marriage on 90210 this season, and she clearly doesn’t have time to mourn it, either. Robbie Jones joins The CW drama for its final six episodes beginning March 11, and he tells HollywoodLife.com that “sparks start flying” between Naomi and his character, Jordan Welland.
“He has a media company, which releases books and does all kinds of different media things,” Robbie explains. “He comes in and starts working with AnnaLynne’s character, and they kind of hit it off.”
Robbie describes Jordan as being “upscale” with “a light side to him,” one I’m sure Naomi will have no trouble pulling out. Jordan’s story line “intertwines” with three or four other main characters’ plots, but Robbie says his connection to Naomi is by far the most important. Actually, the word he used was “steamy.”
“He’s a suit-and-tie guy, so he’s pretty driven, but there’s always room for a lady in his life,” Robbie tells me. “Sparks start flying. … It might get a little steamy.”
True CW junkies will remember that this is hardly Robbie’s first time at the rodeo. Not only did he star on the network’s short-lived cheerleader drama Hellcats but he also played Quentin on One Tree Hill for 13 episodes in 2008.
“The CW is a great place to be,” he says. “They’ve always supported me and shown a lot of love to me. It’s always a privilege to be back on there.”
(And we’re happy to have him back!)
In her role as Naomi Clark on 90210, AnnaLynne McCord has embodied the phrase ‘blondes have more fun’.
But as she leaves her Beverly Hills brat character behind after five seasons on the recently cancelled show, it seems the actress is ready for a change.
On Wednesday the star shared a photo on her Twitter page in which she can be seen with dark brunette hair.
A new look: AnnaLynne McCord shared a photo of herself with brunette locks on Twitter on Wednesday
The deep chocolate brown tresses, complete with a fringe, leave AnnaLynne looking barely recognisable.
The confident 25-year-old can also be seen sporting dark and thick eyebrows and a generous slick of scarlet lipstick as she pouts for the camera.
On the microblogging site she wrote alongside the snap: ‘So… I don’t have to be blonde anymore.’
That was quick — just a couple of days after the CW made the decision to end 90210 after this season, the network has tapped series co-star Matt Lanter as the male lead in its pilot Oxygen. The CW brass moved very quickly after the 90210 cancellation to offer Lanter Oxygen, and a deal was closed. The project, written by Meredith Averill and directed by Gary Fleder, centers on Emery (Aimee Teegarden), a teen girl who falls in love with Roman (Lanter), an alien boy, one of nine of his kind integrated into a suburban high school. CBS TV Studio is producing. Lanter is with WME and manager Faras Rabadi.
The CW is relocating 90210 to the big zip code in the sky.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the network has decided to end the ’90s reboot in May after five seasons.
The closure-filled series finale, which will likely be paired with a retrospective, is set to air on Monday, May 13.
Less-than-zippy ratings led to The CW’s call, as 90210 this season alone slid from a million viewers and a 0.5 demo rating (with its opener) to, at last tally, under 600,000 viewers and a 0.3, shedding a significant chunk of its Carrie Diaries lead-in.
90210, a continuation of the 10-season cultural phenom Beverly Hills, 90210, launched to much fanfare in 2008 — with Jennie Garth among the original cast members who, for a time, reprised their roles in the new incarnation.
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Michael Jackson’s son Prince Michael will make his acting debut this March on the CW’s teen drama 90210, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Jackson will play a trauma victim named Cooper who connects with main character Silver (Jessica Stroup). This week, Jackson is filming the episode, which serves as the fifth season finale. 90210 has also featured Carly Rae Jepsen, Ne-Yo and Nelly Furtado, among others, this season.
Prince Michael Jackson is moving quickly into the TV world. He was announced as a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight just last week and interviewed James Franco, Zach Braff and director Sam Raimi on their upcoming film Oz the Great and Powerful.