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Oct 18,2011

GQ: Peyton’s Place

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Practically every day, cars stop in front of our house and people get out to take pictures of it, and of us—me and my wife and daughter—if we happen to be outside. Or they’ll take one of Tony, who cuts half the neighborhood’s grass. Tony loves it. He poses for them, with his rake and lawn bags, grinning, one arm thrown wide as if to say, “All this, my friends.” I’ve told him several times to start charging, but he won’t even hear it. He does it, he says, because it makes him feel famous. Usually it’s only one or two cars. Other times it’s eight or nine in a day. It depends what time of year it is, and what’s happening on the Internet. Once there was an event of some kind in town, and we got more than twenty. I go for long stretches when I forget it’s even happening. I really don’t see them, since I don’t leave the house that much, and they’re always quiet, they never make trouble. But a month ago my new neighbor, Nicholas, who just moved in next door, came over to introduce himself. He’s a tall thin guy in his fifties, glasses and a white beard. Very nice, very sociable. Before he left, he said, “Can I ask you something? Have you noticed that people are always taking pictures of your house?”

“Yeah,” I said—pressing play on my spiel—”it’s silly, I know, but our house used to be on TV, not anymore, those people are fans.… Isn’t that funny?”

“I mean, it is constant,” he said.

“I know!” I said. “Hope it doesn’t bother you. Tell me if it ever gets annoying.”

“No, no, I don’t mind,” he said. “They’re always polite. They almost seem embarrassed.”

“Well, tell me if that changes,” I said.

“Okay,” he said. “I just can’t believe how many there are.”

Nicholas and I have now had some version of that conversation three times, one for each week he’s lived next door. Every time, I’ve wanted to tell him it’s going to end, except I don’t know if it will. It may increase.


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Oct 18,2011

E!: Spoiler Chat: Get Scoop on Glee, Revenge, Gossip Girl and More!

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Smith_Michael89: Any Nathan and Haley news?

Think about all the challenges that Nathan (James Lafferty) and Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) have had to deal with over the years. Crazy nannies. Car accidents. One leaving to pursue a music career (we still haven’t forgiven you, Haley!)  In the upcoming final season, something happens involving Naley that we have yet to see on One Tree Hill. And we thought we’d seen everything on that show! Want more? Perhaps we hit the set recently and got all kinds of scoop for you. But that’s for another day…

via Spoiler Chat: Get Scoop on Glee, Revenge, Gossip Girl and More! – E! Online.

Oct 18,2011

TVLine: Blind Item: Departing Show Poised to Kill Off Major Character Before Big Finish

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A wildly popular show is plotting a killer twist before it takes its final bow this spring.

According to multiple sources, the series in question — which, barring an 11th hour stay of execution, is in its last season — is moving forward with plans to whack one of its original characters just prior to the series finale.

And I’m told the exit will be a dramatic one, impacting multiple characters and storylines.

What’s the show? Who’s the victim? That’s for me to know and you to speculate about in the comments section.

But first, a few additional clues…

* It’s an hour-long series that bears the title The Closer. Or Desperate Housewives. Or One Tree Hill. Or Chuck.

* The character in question will die a hero/heroine.

* The death will definitely stick.

Ready. Set. Ruminate! Oh, and keep tabs on my Twitter feed — @MichaelAusiello — for additional hints in the coming days, weeks and months.

via Blind Item: Departing Show Poised to Kill Off Major Character Before Big Finish – TVLine.