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Sep 23,2011

Hollywood Life: Nanny Deb and Brooke’s dad!

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Plus, Sophia Bush weighs in on Brooke’s dad’s highly-anticipated arrival! What kind of drama do you think he’ll bring to Tree Hill?

There are a few more familiar faces returning for One Tree Hill‘s ninth, and final, season — plus a few new ones! Warner Bros. has confirmed that, not only will Barbara Alyn Woods reprise her role as Nathan’s (James Lafferty) pill-popping cougar mom Deb for one episode, but Richard Burgi will also recur as Brooke’s (Sophia Bush) oft-discussed-but-never-seen father!

Of course, these might not be the happiest family reunions — and they certainly won’t come without some drama. As Sophia teased during‘s recent trip to One Tree Hill’s Wilmington, N.C., set:

“You’re going to meet someone who’s very relevant to Brooke’s life who you’ve wanted to see for eight years.”

This is obviously huge news for longtime fans of the series, especially those with a soft spot for Brooke… and her daddy issues. Seriously, if you thought Brooke and Victoria (Daphne Zuniga) had a rocky relationship as mother and daughter, just wait until dear ol’ daddy enters the picture.

via One Tree Hill season 9 spoilers – Nanny Deb and Brooke’s dad!.

Aug 28,2011

Breaking News: Barbara Alyn Woods Returning to One Tree Hill

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Oct 19,2009

Barbara Alyn Woods is a Desperate Houswife!

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A few people spotted Barbara Alyn Woods (Nathan’s Mom, Deb) last night on the preview for next week’s Desperate Housewives.  SpoilerTV has posted some previews (sans sound) where you catch a glimpse of her.

While doing a few searches I just happened to find an old interview with her saying “I would kill to even guest for a day on ‘Desperate Housewives.'”

I guess she got her wish!  Congrats, Barbara!!

Jun 12,2009

Barbara Alyn Woods in “Port City”

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Take a peek at a scene from the film “Port City,” starring Matt Lutz, Jodie Sweetin, Natalie Canerday, Barbara Alyn Woods (Deb from OTH) and John Wesley Shipp!

David (Matt Lutz) becomes intrigued by beautiful older woman Hannah (Barbara Alyn Woods), who pulls a dine and dash at the restaurant where he works. When he notices her a few days later, he decides there won’t be any harm in following her…but where will his obsession lead?

Aug 12,2008

Movie shares tales from the Port City

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Somewhere in Wilmington, not long ago, a husband bought a dog against his wife’s wishes. She was convinced he wouldn’t take care of it. And, sure enough, the husband wouldn’t even build a fence for it.

That caused a lot of conflict, which escalated after the dog escaped the yard and was hit by a car.

The wife flipped out, bagged up the animal and stuck it in the trunk of her car for most of the day. Then, she drove to her husband’s place of work, gave him the carcass and said, “This is your problem.”

“She was a co-worker,” said filmmaker Andy Brown. “But that’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard of anyone doing. So I was just like, ‘I have got to put this in a movie.’?”

When he finally wrote Port City, about five years ago, Brown found a place for the dead dog story, with one small difference. In the independent ensemble feature, the unlucky animal is a goat.

“Goats are funnier. And, really, it’s just easier to ‘get a goat,’?” he said, snickering. “There are a lot of moments of outrageous comedy but … it’s supposed to be something everybody can relate to.”

The independent comedy feature became Brown’s semi-fictional journal of his experience living in Wilmington a year after he graduated from East Carolina University.

The Duplin County native had always lived in the South, but Wilmington’s southern-urban culture was unlike anything he had ever experienced.

“I don’t think people have an idea a lot of times, especially if you’re not from the urban South, that there is such a variety of different people here,” Brown said. “If you see a movie set in the south, it’s always kind of the same people.”

In this movie, there’s a storyline involving a stripper and a drug dealer who catch a case of morality; a young man who has a fling with a married woman; a gay next-door neighbor; a female urban professional; and a mysterious “woman in black.”

“A lot of the things in the movie are kind of based on people that I knew here, like people I worked with, family and friends,” he said. “What I always wanted to do was do a movie like what Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil did for Savannah, Ga. You see all these unique people, the beautiful locations, and you just want to visit it. So I hope people will get a big kick out of it. It’s really a sweet movie.”

Brown seems to have fallen in love with Wilmington during his stay here. He talks enthusiastically not only about the city’s eccentric characters, but also about our brick streets, picturesque waterfront and stunning architecture. Locations in the film include The Little Dipper restaurant, The Palms mobile home park in Castle Hayne, The Cotton Exchange, Waterfront Park, Chandler’s Wharf, Ibiza and Greenfield park.

Even with all this here, Brown didn’t stick around Wilmington long after graduation. After about a year, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. There, he landed jobs as a post production supervisor with the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and reality TV shows including Deal or No Deal.

But when it came time to bring his own script to life, he came back.

All but one person on the crew is from the Port City, including producer Heath Franklin. Franklin had sworn off what he calls “microbudget” movies. But when Brown’s script passed over his desk, he said he just couldn’t resist it.

The main character, David, is played by Matt Lutz, a college buddy of Franklin’s who is best known for his role in the Hallmark Channel’s McBride TV movie series. In Port City, the various storylines, which are seemingly random and independent of one another, all collide in the end – and it’s David who bears the brunt of it. Lutz describes it as similar to Crash or Traffic.

“By the end of the film, David’s sort of been put through the wringer. David’s sort of the reactionary,” Lutz said.

John Wesley Shipp, who played Dawson’s dad on Wilmington-made Dawson’s Creek, makes an appearance as George, a guy who just won’t take “no” for an answer. Natalie Canerday (Sling Blade) plays the angry, goat-toting wife, Jeanne.

Also starring in the film are Full House’s Jodie Sweetin and Beverly Hills 90210’s Matthew Laurence.

The mysterious woman in black will not be very mysterious to locals. That character is portrayed by One Tree Hill star and this year’s Azalea queen, Barbara Alyn Woods.

Even though she wanted to do a feature film, Woods wasn’t sure she could juggle that along with a busy One Tree Hill schedule and all the things a mother of three is committed to. But when she read the script, Woods accommodated the logistics.

“I loved the character,” Woods said. “Andy’s a good writer. And you don’t find good writers that often. I thought I would hop aboard his little wagon while he’s young and I was impressed with him as a person, too.”

In all, Port City has about 25 speaking parts, a lot for a low-budget independent film.

But Brown says if one common thread exists, “It’s kind of like how you can form friendships with people that you might not have thought you had any common interests with and finding commonalities between people that are very different from each other.”

And what do locals say about their silver screen counterparts?

“I didn’t tell them,” Brown said.

Jul 23,2008

Jody Sweetin and Barbara Alyn Woods film ‘Port City’ in Port City

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A new feature and a new television show are coming to town and both are looking for actors.

Independent film Port City begins filming in the Wilmington area July 30 and will shoot through August, said casting director David Schifter of Hollywood East Casting.

“This has been a lot of fun to cast because there are such stereotypical themes,” he said. “You’ve got gay themes, redneck themes. It’s a very funny script.”

The comedy is the brainchild of Andrew Brown, a post-production supervisor by trade who has worked on shows such as Deal or No Deal. But Brown has left his day job to direct his creation.

The cast includes One Tree Hill regular Barbara Alyn Woods, as well as Matthew Laurance (Beverly Hills 90210), Matt Lutz (McBride), John Wesley Shipp (Dawson’s Creek) and Jodie Sweetin (Full House).

“This is her first feature, her comeback project,” Schifter said of Sweetin.

The rest of the cast are locals, including a few actors from locally-filmed Whittaker Bay.

Port City does need a few extras, though. Schifter said he’s looking for guys to add realism to a scene in a gay club.

Anyone interested should go to and click on the contact page. Include information about how you look and any prior acting experience.

Schifter is also casting for Style Network’s Split Ends. He describes it as “like Wife Swap for stylists.” The show needs salon owners who are willing to participate, as well as stylists.

“We’re looking for drama, back-stabbers, all kinds of personalities,” he said.


Jun 16,2008

Watch with Kristin Spoilers

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According to this we can all be assured that the evil – yet loved Dan will be returning for Season 6 and that Deb will have a much more involved role.

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Apr 11,2008

Barbara Alyn Woods Cuts the Ribbon for NC Azalea Festival

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Here is a link to a video with Barbara Alyn Woods at the ribbon cutting ceremony today in Wilmington for the NC Azalea Festival and Garden Tour.

Apr 09,2008

Barbara Alyn Woods Crowned 2008 Azalea Festival Queen

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queen300.jpg Barbara Alyn Woods was crowned our 2008 Azalea Festival queen. The coronation drew a large crowd to Riverfront Park. Woods stars on the hit TV show “One Tree Hill,” which is filmed here in Wilmington.Some of her co-stars, like Chad Michael Murray, Hillary Burton and Lee Norris are also guest celebrities for the festival.

Norris said, “I am so glad to be here, it’s my first time to be here at the Azalea Festival, and obviously I’ve been working on One Tree Hill for some years, and we’ve grown to love Wilmington so much. I’m proud to call it home and even prouder to have Barbara Alyn Woods as the queen this year.”

The queen has a busy schedule this week. Among other things she’ll be attending the garden tour ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday and she’s in the parade on Saturday.

Mar 21,2008

Barbara Alyn Woods named Queen Azalea 2008

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One Tree Hill actress Barbara Alyn Woods will reign as Queen Azalea 2008.

The N.C. Azalea Festival committee made the announcement Thursday, adding that several of Woods’ co-stars will join the festivities as well.

Woods appeared regularly on the Wilmington-made teen drama for four seasons as Deb Scott, the mother of character Nathan Scott, played by James Lafferty.

Though she has yet to appear in any episodes of the show’s current season (its fifth), Woods has made Wilmington her home and enjoys being a full-time mom to three daughters.

Woods appeared as a celebrity guest at the festival in 2005 but was not able to attend all the events. This year’s festival, which runs April 9-13 in Wilmington, is all in her honor.

“We chose her because One Tree Hill has certainly done a great job highlighting our community. And we’re proud to have a beautiful actress who’s not only played on One Tree Hill but has ties to the local community as well,” said Erica Mearns, the festival’s vice president.

Woods, a Chicago native, began her career as a Miss Teen Pageant winner, going on to appear in several commercials and in regular performances at The Victory Gardens Theatre.

She moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting, eventually starring in the TV version of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and landing several guest starring roles. Her feature film credits include Frankie Starlight, The Waterdance, Striptease and Flesh and Bone.

Joining her as celebrity guests will be her co-stars Lee Norris (who plays Mouth McFadden on the show), Hilarie Burton (Peyton Sawyer) and Chad Michael Murray (Lucas Scott).

If you think that’s a lot of One Tree Hill for one festival, Mearns says it’s appropriate.

“It just really goes back to One Tree Hill has just done such a great job … promoting Wilmington and the surrounding area,” she said. “It’s a wonderful show and it has great popularity and we just thought it was fitting.”

Other celebrity guests include Entertainment Tonight weekend anchor and correspondent Kevin Frazier and Miss USA 2005 Chelsea Cooley.

Surrounding the stars during the festival will be other North Carolina personalities. This year’s Queen’s Court members are Miss Central Carolina RaSheeda Waddell, Miss Cabarrus County Amanda Sowards, Miss Garner Amanda Watson, Miss Forsyth County Erica Dellinger, Miss Mount Holly Katherine Southard and Miss Mecklenburg County Meaghan Perrigo.

Also, New Hanover High School senior Joshlynn Starling was crowned the 2008 North Carolina Azalea Festival Princess March 1 after competing against 23 other New Hanover County seniors.

During the parade, the queen takes the honorary final position. But it’s the Grand Marshal’s job to lead the procession. U.S. Navy Captain Mark Davis will fill the position this year. Davis is commanding officer of the new nuclear fast attack submarine North Carolina, which will be commissioned here May 3.