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Ashley Tisdale in Teen Witch

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Tisdale will take the Robyn Lively role from the 1989 film “Teen Witch” in which an unpopular girl discovers she’s descended from the Salem witches and then uses her powers to get back at the snobby girls that shunned her and to win the heart of the captain of the football team.

Ashley Tisdale will be playing the role originated by Gossip Girl Blake Lively’s older sister. This makes perfect sense to me, because as I recall the original film the lead girl wanted the lead in the school play and it was a pseudo musical, so it’s really not that far from the High School Musical mold. Will this movie work outside the 80’s? Only time will tell.

Originally published at The FanGirl. You can comment here or there.

TV is Coming Back!

Now that the Writer’s Strike is over the big question has been when new episodes of the shows affected will be starting. Now that all the major networks have announced their plans for the rest of the season, I am able to provide this summary. I’ve picked my favorites for the list at the top and their in order by the date of the first new episode. The full information for each network is at the bottom.

  • The Big Bang Theory - 8 new episodes starting March 24
  • Numb3rs - 6 new episodes starting April 4
  • The Office - New episodes starting April 10
  • Desperate Housewives - 5 new episodes starting April 13 and a 2 hour finale
  • One Tree Hill - 6 more new episodes starting April 14
  • Smallville - 5 new episodes starting April 17
  • Gossip Girl - 5 new episodes starting April 21
  • Ugly Betty - 5 new episodes starting April 24
  • Lost - Moves to 10pm starting April 24
  • Heroes - Season 3 will return Fall of 2008
  • Chuck - Season 2 next year

The CW - The Game will be back with nine new episodes beginning March 23. After that, the CW’s dramas return in April: One Tree Hill on April 14 (six new episodes), Smallville on April 17 (five new episodes), Gossip Girl on April 21 (five new episodes), Reaper on April 22 (five new episodes), and Supernatural on April 24 (four new episodes).

NBC - Heroes will not be returning until next season. New shows Chuck and Life have been renewed, but won’t be back this season either. My Name is Earl will return with a one-hour episode on April 3. The Office, 30 Rock, and Scrubs will all return with new episodes a week later on April 10. ER returns April 10, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will be back on April 15, and Law & Order resumes April 23. Additionally, Medium will continue its run of original episodes.

CBS - CBS is asking for nine new episodes each of How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, and Two and a Half Men. CSI: Miami returns on March 24 (8 new episodes), Cold Case is scheduled to return with five new episodes starting on March 30, and Criminal Minds and CSI: NY should return with seven new episodes apiece beginning April 2. CSI returns April 3 with its partner Without a Trace, and both are expected to come back with six new episodes. Ghost Whisperer and Numb3rs return with the first of six new episodes on April 4. NCIS is returning April 8 with the first of seven new episodes. Moonlight will arise on April 11 with four new episodes. Rules of Engagement and Shark will be back for six and four episodes, respectively, with Rules on April 14 and Shark at a to-be-announced date. The Unit and Cane will remain on hiatus to allow for the midseason launches of Jericho, Dexter, and Big Brother.

ABC - April 7 sees the first of six new episodes of Samantha Who?, Boston Legal returns on April 8 with six new episodes, and Desperate Housewives comes back on April 13 for the first of five new hour-long episodes, and will conclude with a special two-hour finale. Brothers & Sisters will resume on April 20 with the first of four new episodes. Ugly Betty and Grey’s Anatomy return on April 24 with five new episodes each. Ugly Betty will be at 8pm with Grey’s Anatomy at 9pm and Lost at 10pm. Pushing Daisies, Private Practice, and Dirty Sexy Money will return next season.

Originally published at The FanGirl. You can comment here or there.

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Superbowl Ads

No, I didn’t watch the actual Superbowl. But I did watch the commercials online. Here are the ones I thought worth watching.

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Lost Season 4!

Going to watch Lost S3 finale before S4 premiere comes on.

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High School Musical 2 Review

Hopefully everyone has watched High School Musical 2, because I sure enjoyed it!
My sister and I sat down to watch it together. We were especially excited at the introduction and applauded when Kenny Ortega came on(we are long-time fans of Newsies). The musical numbers were every bit as fabulous as I expected, with more ensemble numbers than the first movie, and I felt that the ensemble numbers are the strongest points of these movies. Most exciting, this movie reminded me much more of  Newsies than the previous one.

It was a treat to see the opening number,  What Time Is It?  in it’s full form. We’ve seen the music video version on the Disney Channel of course, but that cuts to clips from the movie. The number was amazing with it’s full choreography. The supporting characters seemed a bit more established in this movie and played bigger roles in the story which was nice to see. One important thing about these movies is that it’s an ensemble cast. Sharpay’s feature song, Fabulous really looked it, and it reminded me of a glamourous old-style movie musical down to the style of swimwear the girls had on. Ryan in the pool was just inspired.

Work It Out  was another great ensemble number and well contrasted to Fabulous. You Are The Music In Me was basically this movie’s What I’ve Been Looking For with a slow version done by Troy and Gabriella and later a flashy reprise with a quicker tempo, although this time it was even more dramatic and Sharpay was accompanied by Troy instead of Ryan. I loved Ryan and Sharpay’s different relationships with their parents and how their dad kept straightening Ryan’s hat.

I Don’t Dance may have been the best number in the movie. First of all, it was really sad to see what happened to Ryan at the hands of Sharpay, especially when their parents started being friendly with Troy and he got left out. It was really sweet to see Ryan becoming friends with the other group and Gabriella extending the hand of friendship. The whole arc really further developed Ryan’s character, showing that he really is “not just Sharpay’s poodle”. It looked a bit awkward when Ryan showed up to the baseball game, and the contrast between his costume and everyone else’s was great visually. I think I actually got chills when they did I Don’t Dance. The song itself was very dynamic with lots of parts and the baseball game’s choreography just got more dramatic and elaborate as the song went on. I loved that they were singing “I Don’t Dance” while they were, in fact, dancing. Cutting between the baseball game and the dance off with a full ensemble dance in the middle, the number was simply amazing to watch. The pairing of Lucas with Corbin was in itself brilliant. It’s nice that they recognize Ryan’s talent and start rehearsing something for the talent show with him. The drama with Troy ignoring his friends and Sharpay ignoring her brother was well paralleled.

Go My Own Way, though Troy comes in in the end, is basically this movie’s version of When There Was Me And You, only it is more dramatic with a prettier setting and features very dramatic facial expressions from Troy. Bet On It is Troy’s first real solo song. It was a bit more like a music video, he was totally alone without alot of other setting around him, mostly just desert. I couldn’t help thinking that if it was Corbin doing that choreography those jumps would have been full flips. Everyday is the new Breaking Free, but it is improved by the whole cast joining in. It’s nice that Troy showed compassion by offering to sing with Sharpay anyway, but it’s funny how Ryan double-crossed her, and Sharpay even demonstrates her humanity by offering the star award to her brother. Troy and Gabriella were finally successful after 4 interrupted kiss attempts.

All For One  was an amazing finale number with a great theme that included the entire cast and really captured the mood of the movie. All in all, I’m not ready to commit to a decision yet, but I think this movie may be better than the first. It was more polished and I think the cast has improved since the first movie, especially the younger ones.

Originally published at The FanGirl. You can comment here or there.

Veronica Mars, I'm Watching You

Epiphany; Parker is Logan's Meg. Parker is a friend of Veronica's, she's a nice girl and her parents are a bit scary. He's the girl Logan likes and tries to be with, but of course he's still madly in love with Veronica. This concept makes me feel a bit better about the current LoVe situation, not that I was too concerned because LoVe is epic. I just hope that they don't do some sort of death and illegitimate child storyline with Parker, although I don't think that would be necessary. Even with all the drama they threw at Duncan, he was totally boring to watch. Logan just has to look at the screen and I'm hooked.

Pirates Fan Event, and Pirate Movie News!

For fans of Pirates of the Caribbean or just pirates in general, the Pirates Ultimate Fan Event was yesterday (Sunday, March 18 2007) in various cities. Lucky fans who got to go to the events were the first to see the trailer for the third Pirates movie, titled Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. The Los Angeles event at the El Capitan theater may have been the most exciting, though they seemed to have events in other cities as well. Orlando Bloom was in attendance and there are pictures of tons of people in costume.

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If you weren’t lucky enough to be at the event, you can see the trailer premiere tonight during Dancing With The Stars on ABC at 8pm/7c. If you don’t want to watch Dancing With The Stars to see the trailer, you can see it premiere online and even put the Pirate Player on your own website.

Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End will be in theaters May 25, 2007.

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Originally published at The FanGirl. You can comment here or there.

The Future of Logan Day

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There have been rumors recently about Veronica Mars getting canceled. While that is still a (tragic!) possibility, there may still be hope for the show. Kristen on E! has reported that the creator of Veronica Mars is shooting a short trailer/featurette of an alternate format that could bring Veronica Mars back next season four years in the future. In the featurette, Veronica is an FBI agent, though some sources are reporting that she is still in the FBI academy. This could be an interesting new format, and I’d be glad to have that rather than no Veronica at all, though it is unlikely that the rest of the cast would be returning for the new format. This is a shame, as I love Mac and I am a huge fan of Logan and a Logan/Veronica shipper. Of course this also means that even if Veronica Mars returns, it would be Logan Day no more.

Veronica Mars is too young to die! It’s bad enough that The O.C. ended mid-season this year, when it was probably the best season since Season 1. Veronica Mars is one of the smartest, prettiest, most entrancing shows on TV right now, and in it’s third season, I don’t think it’s over.

Send your “Save Veronica” letters to

Dawn Ostroff
President of Entertainment, The CW Television Network
4000 Warner Blvd., Bldg 168
Burbank, CA 91522-0002

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Of course, the other half of Logan Day, Gilmore Girls is in it’s seventh season and a more likely candidate for an ending. We’ve known for a long time that Lauren and Alexis had seven season contracts, and in Rory’s last year of Yale it would seem a natural place to bring the show to a close. But if this is the last season of Gilmore Girls, they’d better get their act together to bring the Lorelai storyline to some sort of resolution. There have also been rumors that Gilmore Girls may get renewed for an Eighth season, but Alexis Bledel(Rory) is unsure if she would return. I’m not sure about a Gilmore Girls without Rory, and again, it would be Logan-free.

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Originally published at The FanGirl. You can comment here or there.

An Evening with Heroes

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The Cast of Heroes was at the Paley Festival earlier this week. There was a sneak peak of episode 19, Homecoming, and a panel featuring the Cast and Creators of the show. Some great questions were asked and insights revealed.

Check out the Recap at TV Addict

Originally published at The FanGirl. You can comment here or there.

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Each week until the end of March, a new group of celebrity bears will be up for grabs.

You can find out what’s up for grabs each week at Online Auction or eBay.

This week we have the following auctions (running until Sunday 18 March):

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