CLAIM TO FAME: Jackson is Nicholas on ABC Family’s Beautiful People, premiering Aug. 8 at 10 p.m.
HOMETOWN: “I was born in Singapore. I’ve lived in Indonesia, London, Connecticut, California, Norway, Texas, and then I went to Interlochen in Michigan.”
WANDERLUST: He then moved to LA and now lives in Toronto, where BP, is filmed (although, it’s set in Manhattan). “We do pick-up shots in New York to give it a realistic feel.”
LIP LUST: Watch BP’s second episode for his first on-screen kiss with Sarah Foret as Sophie. GL had dinner with the cast in NY, and we promise there’s no off-screen crushin’. The two are tight pals!
ON HOOKING UP WITH A BUD: “It feels a little awkward being that intimate. It’s not going to be making out. That’s one thing I talked to [the director] about. I don’t want to do a sloppy, you-can-see-tongue thing.” OK, girls, you can kiss his pic now.
Trying to get questions answered when a bunch of guys are eating, drinking, laughing and talking is no easy task. OK! Invited TV’s hottest new hunks — Callum Blue from Related, Justin Baldoni from Everwood, Jackson Rathbone from Beautiful People and Matt Lanter from Commander in Chief — to check ou Magnolia restaurant on Sunset Blvd. in L.A., and the result was, uh, noisy. Of course, it’s not surprising that when four actors who star on four top of the TV shows get together they clearly have a lot in common. For all of them, landing a major role on these shows is a huge deal, plus they get to work with some of the best-looking women in Hollywood (Callum’s character is married to Jennifer Esposito, for example). Throw in some drinks and neighborhood-restaurant classics with a hip twist, and the conversation flows easily from Hollywood life and navigating the red carpet to drunken auditions…
I have a TV show that is on ABC Family that I think you may really enjoy. It’s an excellent family show although I don’t recommend it to children under thirteen. “Beautiful People” (Mondays, 8:00-9:00 PM, CST) is a drama about a mother and her two teenage daughters that move from a small town in New Mexico to New York City and follows their struggles of moving to a big city. The show stars Daphne Zuniga from “Melrose Place” and two newcomers Sarah Foret and Torrey DeVitto.
Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser and Nikki Reed will sink their teeth into Summit Entertainment’s vampire franchise, “Twilight.”
Thesps join Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s series.
One of the most popular book series Twilight, written by American author Stephanie Meyer, is getting its movie version. If you haven’t read the books yet, you probably heard about it on TV or from your friend because Twilight fans are very excited about the movie.
Ed Harcourt will provide the score for the forthcoming Donnie Darko sequel, S. Darko. The British singer-songwriter told EW.com at LA’s Roxy last week, where he opened up for the Greg Dulli-Mark Lanegan fronted nü-gaze outfit, The Gutter Twins, that while he never met director Chris Fisher, he submitted three pieces of music for consideration after reading the script, and was delighted — if not a little surprised — to learn that he got the gig. The movie is slated for release in 2009, but Harcourt is already hard at work on a variety of soundscapes influenced by the music of Autechre, Aphex Twin, Phillip Glass, and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. His goal: to make it “surreal and psychedelic, just like the movie.”
Source: Hollywood Insider
“Police Academy” stars Leslie Easterbrook (‘Callahan’), Marion Ramsey (‘Hooks’) and Bubba Smith (‘Hightower’) have reunited for – sorry, not “Police Academy 8 : The Hunt for Mahoney”, but – “Daze Vol. 2”, a comedy starring Corey Haim and Gary Busey (a reunion for those two as well; they starred in the 80s spooker “Silver Bullet” together).
Newly minted indie banner High Treason Prods. has launched production on drama-thriller “Hurt,” starring Melora Walters, William Mapother, Sofia Vassilieva, Johanna Braddy, Jackson Rathbone and Ava Gaudet.
In ABC Family’s new drama Beautiful People, veteran actress Daphne Zuniga plays Lynn Kerr, a fashion designer who reinvents her life by moving from Esperanza, NM to New York after a nasty divorce from her husband Daniel, portrayed in recent episodes by Grant Show, Zuniga’s on-screen love interest in the 90’s show Melrose Place. When Zuniga’s character, Lynn, finds herself accepting favors, among other things, from college sweetheart Julian Fiske, played by James McCaffrey, things start to get a little complicated.