Green Arrow, meet your Black Canary.
Melrose Place reboot star Katie Cassidy has landed the female lead in CW's Arrow, starring Hung's Stephen Amell as DC superhero Green Arrow in this...
Penn Badgley, Leighton Meester and Hugo Becker
Here's what Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Safran doesn't — and won't — talk about when it comes to the show's fifth season: the identity of who is pregnant, a possible second glimpse of Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell (so impressed by Serena's knowledge of The Beautiful and Damned he handed her a summer job), Ivy, the whereabouts of the real Charlie (and if it even matters), the fall-out from Dan's Upper East Side-bashing book, Georgina, gone-but-angry outcast Vanessa ...
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Fortunately, some of those cliff-hangers will immediately be dealt with when Gossip Girl returns (Monday, 8/7c, CW). TVGuide.com instead got Safran's thoughts about why Blair has become the show's most interesting character (by far), what makes this season more fun than last (even if it didn't begin in Paris) and why Serena could wind up being the best movie producer ever:
At the end of last season, you said Dan (Penn Badgley) and Blair (Leighton Meester) were totally not over.
Josh Safran: I stand...
Katie Cassidy and Selena Gomez
In the upcoming film Monte Carlo, three girls take the trip of a lifetime. So where would the film's stars Selena Gomez and Katie Cassidy choose to make their dream getaway?
"Somewhere tropical like Fiji would be awesome," Gomez told TVGuide.com at the movie's premiere in New York City. Cassidy, meanwhile, would go right back to where they filmed — Paris.
Leighton Meester and Penn Badgley
Are Dan and Blair over already? Blair's blunt brush-off last week certainly made it seem that way, but this is Gossip Girl and there's just no way fans would be rewarded with so little pay-off.
That said, we've got some unresolved issues. Why do we care about Raina, again? Will Vanessa stop pining for Dan? And haven't all the lead actors said recently that they want to move on from the show?
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With these questions burning a hole in our gut, and just four episodes left this season, we turn to executive producer Joshua Safran, who gives TVGuide.com the dirt on that, as well as what to expect for Blair and her trio of suitors, whether or not Ben is really out of Serena's life, and where new girl Charlie fits in.
Can you withdraw from college via text message?
On Gossip Girl's November 15 episode, Juliet (Katie Cassidy) attempted to sabotage Serena (Blake Lively) by ...
Wow, is Juliet the Upper East Side's answer to The O.C.'s Oliver?
Not since the self-punching psychopath who obsessed over Marisa and heralded the beginning of the end for Fox's sudser has their been such vehemence surrounding an interloper among the pretty-young-things set. Fittingly, both Oliver and Juliet — played deliciously by Katie Cassidy, who so needs to headline the upcoming Charlie's Angels TV reboot — are the creations of showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Only this time, unlike Oliver, who just sucked, Juliet has become the character we both bitch about and kind of crush on.
And we're not the only ones feeling the love-hate...
Eminem, Jackie Evancho
Kids did the darnedest things on TV this week. High school student Oscar pursued an affair with both mother and daughter on 90210. Little ones on Parenthood and One Tree Hill got confusing answers to their inquiries about sex. Jimmy Johnson rallied against youth on Survivor: Nicaragua. Eminem and Vince acted like children on Entourage. And precious Jackie Evancho, who came in second on America's Got Talent, occupies the first position in America's heart.
Blair forgave Chuck after he signed her up to sleep with his uncle, then he one-upped himself by sleeping with Little J. Serena neglected Nate, and then messed around with Dan. So when summer arrived, the love-weary girls escaped to Paris.
Can any of our Upper East Siders handle love?
After shooting scenes in Paris, the Gossip Girls returned home to New York — and a legion of fans. "Girls were screaming everywhere," an onlooker tells TV Guide Magazine. "They had to close off the park just to shoot, and each actress had a bodyguard."
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This season, Blair (Leighton Meester) finds new drama after transferring to the prestigious Columbia University...
Katie Cassidy, Melrose Place
Melrose Place stars Katie Cassidy and Michael Rady have a message for their fans: Stop TWD (aka "texting while driving").
In conjunction with this week's episode of Melrose Place, in which Ella (Cassidy) gives up texting while driving, Cassidy and Rady partnered up with AT&T to create a PSA to raise awareness for their "Txtng and Drivng...It Can Wait" campaign.
Watch the video after the jump.