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The One Show returns to 4.54m

Revamped The One Show returned to BBC One with an opening audience of 4.54 million on Monday night. The nightly show, hosted by newcomers Alex Jones and Jason Manford, pulled a 23.6% audience share from 7pm.

Westwood approached for Dancing On Ice

Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood has announced via Twitter that Dancing On Ice has offered him £50,000 to appear on the BBC One show. Westwood did not confirm whether or not he will look to accept the offer.

More Emmy presenters named

The second wave of presenters for the upcoming Emmy Awards have been announced with 30 Rock’s Tina Fey, Edie Falco, Wil Arnett, Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Colbert joining yesterday’s lineup.

Tim Gunn to guest on Gossip Girl

Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn will make a guest appearance on the latest season of Gossip Girl, playing himself. Gunn is no stranger to the guest appearance on scripted shows, popping up on the likes of Ugly Betty and How I Met Your Mother.

Grenier to feature on 90210

Entourage actor Adrian Grenier will appear in an episode of teen drama 90210 later this year. The actor will feature on the show with his band The Honey Brothers as they play at an 18th birthday party.

It appears that vampires are still very much in when it comes to teenagers judging by the way The Vampire Diaries cleaned up at the Teen Choice Awards overnight.

The new drama series took out seven awards at the event which celebrates the most popular TV shows, movies and music according to teenage voters.

The show took out major awards in categories such as Breakout Show, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, as well as best actor and actress in Fantasy/Sci-Fi.

Gossip Girl collected four awards at the ceremony, including Best Drama series and best actor and actress in Drama.

Surprisingly, Glee managed only three wins, taking home awards in Comedy, Scene Stealer and Parental Unit.

Below is the full list of TV award winners.


Choice TV Show: Drama — ‘Gossip Girl’

Choice TV Actor: Drama — Chace Crawford, ‘Gossip Girl’

Choice TV Actress: Drama — Leighton Meester, ‘Gossip Girl’

Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi — ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi — Paul Wesley, ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi — Nina Dobrev, ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Choice TV Show: Action — ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’

Choice TV Actor: Action — Zachary Levi, ‘Chuck’

Choice TV Actress: Action — Yvonne Strahovski, ‘Chuck’

Choice TV Show: Comedy — ‘Glee’

Choice TV Actor: Comedy — Jonas Brothers, ‘JONAS’

Choice TV Actress: Comedy — Selena Gomez, ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’

Choice TV: Animated Show — Family Guy

Choice TV: Reality Show — ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’

Choice TV: Reality Competition Show — ‘American Idol’

Choice TV: Male Reality/Variety Star — Lee DeWyze, ‘American Idol’

Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star — The Kardashians, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’

Choice TV: Villain — Ian Somerhalder, ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Choice TV: Personality — Ryan Seacrest

Choice TV: Breakout Show — ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer — Hilary Duff, ‘Gossip Girl’

Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer — Chris Colfer, ‘Glee’

Choice TV: Female Breakout Star — Nina Dobrev, ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Choice TV: Male Breakout Star — Paul Wesley, ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Choice TV: Parental Unit — Mike O’Malley, ‘Glee’

Choice Summer TV Show — Pretty Little Liars’

Choice Summer TV Star: Male — Ian Harding, ‘Pretty Little Liars’

Choice Summer TV Star: Female — Lucy Hale, ‘Pretty Little Liars’

E4 teen series Skins has been named as the most unrealistic portrayal of student life on TV by a recent poll.

The drama was voted the by 67% of those polled in the MyVoucherCodes survey to be the least realistic of all teen shows ahead of the likes of Hollyoaks and Gossip Girl which places second and third.

The director of the website, Mark Pearson, said: “The fact that Skins was considered the most unrealistic was no surprise as sixth formers don’t take that many drugs and have that much sex, or at least you would hope.

“I can definitely agree that American TV shows and films that feature students are unrealistic because they are usually played by people in their 30s!”

Skins, which has just been greenlit for a movie, supposedly pales in comparison to the Inbetweeners which was voted the most realistic portrayal of teens.

Voters claimed The Inbetweeners reminds them of “their time with friends at school”.

Source: Digital Spy

Cheryl + Ed

Cheryl Cole is certainly in demand; while her private life has suffered over the last few years her professional career and star status is soaring.

Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick is the latest fan who has declared adoration for the Geordie lass,  “I would like to meet Cheryl, I’d give her a hip bump – there’s something about the soft Geordie accent on a girl that I really, really like.”

The actor who plays the role of bad boy Chuck Bass in the ITV2 series thinks she should cameo on the show alongside American actors Blake Lively and Leighton Meester,  “My dad’s from the north east of England so if Cheryl Cole was to make an appearance on our show, it would be great. I could talk to her about the amount of times I’ve been up to the north east.”

Cole might have a disadvantage to doing so as Weswick admits the American audience would struggle to understand her accent, “(they)probably wouldn’t understand Cheryl Cole. I don’t think they understood any of the movie Trainspotting, so they could struggle. We’d have to work something out.”

Don’t worry Chezza, if Simon Cowell is taking you to America for the American Xfactor, we’re sure they’ll have got used to the accent by then.

Gossip Girl is shown on ITV2, and is also available on iTunes.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010, 8:00PM – 9:00PM on ITV2

SEASON THREE FINALE – Ep 22: Last Tango, Then Paris.

In the third season finale, Blair must decide whether to meet Chuck at the top of the Empire State Building or risk losing their future together. A Gossip Girl gossip bomb involving Dan explodes Serena and Nate’s relationship. Dorota (recurring guest star ZUZANNA SZADKOWSKI) and Vanya (recurring guest star AARON SCHWARTZ) welcome their baby. Jenny hits rock bottom. Plus, Georgina (recurring guest star MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG) returns to the Upper East Side … and she has an agenda.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 8:00PM – 9:00PM on ITV2

Ex-husbands and Wives

When things get tense between Rufus and Will (recurring guest star WILLIAM “BILLY” BALDWIN), Serena chooses to stand behind her father, while Rufus is made to feel like an outsider within his own family. Meanwhile, Jenny deliberately shares information with Will that may ultimately destroy Lily and Rufus’ marriage. And, after many failed attempts, Chuck makes one last grand gesture to reconcile with Blair, hoping she will finally accept the fact that they are destined to be together.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 8:00PM – 9:00PM on ITV2

Dr Estrangeloved

When Lily’s ex-husband Dr. William van der Woodsen (recurring guest star WILLIAM “BILLY” BALDWIN ��” Dirty Sexy Money, Backdraft), shows up unexpectedly in Manhattan, Serena finally gets the reunion with her father she has so desperately wanted ��” but the circumstances turn out to be far from ideal. Meanwhile, Serena and Nate continue to have relationship issues, and a scheming Jenny is more than happy to be a shoulder for Nate to lean on. Plus, Dan finds out that he didn’t get accepted into the Tisch writing program and Vanessa admits she may have been somewhat responsible.

The much anticipated third series of Gossip Girl will be premiered in the UK on ITV2 next month, Zai Bennett, ITV’s Director of Channels and Acquisitions announced today.

The international hit series about the social lives of fast living and wealthy students in New York starring Chace Crawford and British actor Ed Westwick, will launch on October 7th at 8pm.

Hilary Duff will guest star in some of the new episodes and while high school may be behind our beloved and grown up socialites, a future of love, jealousy, scandal and secrets awaits them at university.

The drama is told through the eyes of an all-knowing blogger — Gossip Girl — who, via constant, avidly read text messages, is determined to uncover and fuel every scandal possible on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where gossip rules, and affluent young people find themselves with the money, access and appetite to explore all the temptations New York City has to offer. Keeping track of the shifting friendships, jealousies and turmoil in this wealthy and complex world isn’t easy; that’s why there’s Gossip Girl.

Says Zai Bennett: “We’re pleased to be able to give our viewers their weekly fix of Gossip Girl so soon after it is broadcast in the US.”

Filmed in New York and based upon the book by Cecily von Ziegesar, Gossip Girl, was developed by Josh Schwartz (Chuck, The O.C.) & Stephanie Savage (The O.C., Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle).

The series is executive produced by Schwartz, Savage, Leslie Morgenstein (Privileged, The Vampire Diaries), Bob Levy (Privileged, The Vampire Diaries) and John Stephens (The O.C., Gilmore Girls).

Gossip Girl is a College Hill Pictures, Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios production.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009, 8:00PM – 9:00

Spotted: Our beloved Upper East Siders, all grown up. High school may be behind most of them, but you can be sure a future of love, scandal and, of course, secrets awaits.

In the season premiere, the summer is drawing to a close. Blair and Chuck are madly in love and adjusting to their new “in a relationship” status, but breaking all traditional rules of dating, as would be expected. Serena returns from her European adventure with many secrets to hide and a complicated relationship with Carter Baizen. Nate returns from his travels with a mysterious brunette, Bree Buckley in tow. Rufus, Dan and Jenny spent the summer in the Hamptons, adjusting to the van der Woodsen’s glamorous lifestyle surprisingly faster than any of them expected. The series also stars Jessica Szohr as Vanessa and Kelly Rutherford as Lily van der Woodsen Bass.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009, 9:00PM on ITV2

A sudden and tragic event impacts the lives of everyone.


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