A photogenic beauty whose natural onscreen presence made her a perfect fit with young audiences, actress Rachel Bilson played characters both naughty and nice with impressive ease. Bilson rose to fame...
"Without saying anything too specific, I can tell you that things are really positive right now. We'll just have to see how it goes." RACHEL BILSON is taking it slowly after rekindling her romance with HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN.
The former The O.C. star has launched her vintage-inspired range, Edie Rose Home, following the debut of her clothing line with DKNY Jeans in 2008.
And the brunette beauty hopes her tabletop collection, which includes butter dishes, teapots and place settings, will be a hit.
She tells C Magazine, "To stick with fashion, that would be a little bit more predictable. But there's no one in my demographic, or really any 'celebrity' who has a similar aesthetic as me, who's doing home or tabletop design.
"I'm sort of obsessed with dishes. I'm always cooking and baking at home, and I hate going out. I'd love to do bedding, too."
After becoming famous at the hands of The OC and Josh Schwartz, Rachel Bilson is returning the favor. She's in talks to star in his upcoming CW show, Hart of Dixie, about a young doctor from the big city who's forced to switch gears and take over a small-town practice. I'm guessing she'll be Hart and the town will be Dixie...or vice versa. It doesn't really matter because it works either way.
I'm not sure I've ever seen Bilson do anything other than a version of her OC character, Summer, on Ritalin or some other calming substance, so I'm not sure about this one. She's supposed to be a snooty fish out of water here, so I'm assuming her Summer skill set will apply and what we'll get in another version of the teen character, just with a college education, bigger wallet, and her own money instead of daddy's. To get to this point, Schwartz sort of played the Bilson shuffle. She was slated to carry his supernatural pilot for NBC, but when that got snuffed out, she hopped on over to this one. Now, she's almost got a deal for the show, but I'd say it's all but settled. She's a Schwartz darling and there's not much else that her acting skill set is suitable for. Bring on the yappy, hoity toity doctor lady.
The couple reportedly rekindled its relationship in November (10), three months after calling off the engagement.
New pictures of the pair emerged at the weekend (05-06Feb11), and now Christensen has refused to shoot down reports their romance is back on.
He tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "(Those images are) photographic evidence, you can't deny that."
The couple became engaged in December 2008 but parted ways in August (10) amid reports they were struggling to maintain a long-distance relationship, with the former The O.C. actress living in California and the Star Wars hunk in his native Canada.
Thieves broke into the British actor's Los Angeles mansion in 2009 amid a number of burglaries at the homes of other celebrities including Rachel Bilson, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.
Five alleged members of the gang were indicted on burglary charges last year (10), and Bloom is now putting the incident behind him by offering the four-bedroom Hollywood Hills compound up for rent.
Bloom is believed to have moved into a new home with Kerr, who gave birth to their baby son Flynn earlier this month (Jan11).
The house will cost a massive $18,000 (£12,000) a month to rent.
The couple became engaged in December 2008 but parted ways in August (10), amid reports they were struggling to maintain a long-distance relationship, with the former The O.C. star living in California and the Star Wars hunk in his native Canada.
Now the stars, who met on the set of the 2007 sci-fi movie Jumper, are said to be giving their romance another try.
A source tells People.com, "They're dating again."
The 29-year-old star has been making the transition from the small screen to Hollywood since the hit teen drama was axed in 2007, landing roles in sci-fi thriller Jumper and 2009's New York, I Love You.
But Bilson, who recently made a guest appearance on comedy How I Met Your Mother, is returning to TV schedules once again after signing on for Ghost Angeles, about a young Los Angeles woman who can talk to the dead, reports Deadline.com.
Season 6, Episode 1: "Big Days"
No spoiler alert necessary for the season 6 premiere: Alas, but unsurprisingly, we did not meet the titular mother -- and it would be silly to expect her veil to be lifted before the very end of the entire series. As excellent as How I Met Your Mother is, in a by-the-books, Friends sort of way, it clearly has no life without its gimmick, which will forever paint the show into a corner. But first, much like the interruptive, flashback-heavy sequencing of HIMYM itself ...
... A rerecap: Last season ended with Marshall and Lily finally agreeing to have a baby; Robin breaking up with her onetime coanchor, Don, after he takes a job that she passed up in Chicago; Barney, well, being Barney; and Ted almost making out with Robin but ultimately moping on in his wife-lorn existence.
Enter the premiere, which kicked off with a potential bang, served up some solid laughs, and, per the series’ M.O., ended with a sitcom-style cliffhanger.
The episode opened with a decidedly non-Lost-style flashforward that saw Ted at what seemed to maybe, just maybe be his future wedding. He starts peeling off the label from his beer bottle, which Marshall confirms is his nervous tic. And then -- yeah, cut to the bar, present day, Ted still nervously peeling off his beer label while contemplating approaching a nearby girl. The usual MacLaren’s shenanigans -- Barney and Ted arguing about dibs on the girl, who it turns out is the girlfriend of Ted’s former one-night fling (returning guest star Rachel Bilson); Robin, still in physical disarray over her breakup, proves to Barney that she can quickly flip on her hotness switch; and Marshall and Lilly dance their usual fight/make up tango, again resolutely agreeing on conception (but hinting that she may have trouble giving birth) -- are punctuated by the continuation of the opening scene, which turns out not to be Ted’s wedding but the fateful wedding at which he will meet ... ‘Mother’!
All in all, the hint that ended the sixth-season premiere isn’t anything to get too excited about. Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have proven season after season that they can milk the tiniest little nugget of a hint for an entire season, if not multiple seasons. But this episode summed up what most, myself included, feel about How I Met Your Mother: While the near-eternal holdout on the big reveal is frustrating, annoying and even cheap, no one minds waiting when the meat of the series, traditional and sitcom-y though it may be, is this enjoyable. Still, here's hoping that Bays and Thomas make good on their promises of "game-changers" this season.
The longtime pals sparked romance rumours when they were spotted getting cosy during a group dinner in New York City on Friday (10Sep10) - but her representative has brushed off the claims.
Her rep tells UsMagazine.com, "She's friends with his manager and has known Chace for a while. The dinner was with a bunch of people, and it was simply a friendly dinner. I can say with 100 per cent certainty they are not dating.”
Bilson called off her engagement to actor Hayden Christensen earlier this summer (10). She has also been linked to Jake Gyllenhaal since the split.
Made her acting debut at age seven in the film "The Wrong Guys"
Made her TV-acting debut on episodes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (UPN) and "8 Simple Rules" (ABC)
Co-starred with Hayden Christensen in the sci-fi thriller "Jumper"
Signed on as a spokesperson for Bongo Jeans
Played a flirtatious beauty, opposite Zach Braff in "The Last Kiss"; directed by Tony Goldwyn and scripted by Paul Haggis
Cast as the spoiled Summer Roberts on the Fox teen drama "The O.C."
Played a young doctor who moves from New York City to Bluebell, AL on the CW romantic comedy series "Hart of Dixie"
Reunited with Christensen in the ensemble drama "New York, I Love You"
Guest starred on the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother"
A photogenic beauty whose natural onscreen presence made her a perfect fit with young audiences, actress Rachel Bilson played characters both naughty and nice with impressive ease. Bilson rose to fame as a fiery mainstay on the popular primetime teen drama "The O.C" (Fox, 2003-07). Her role as the wealthy and pretentious Southern California princess Summer Roberts had widespread appeal, as teen girls loved to hate her and guys of all ages loved to watch her in action. Indeed, her visibility among teenybopper and men's magazine readers spelled instant notoriety; the kind of recognition that Bilson hoped would translate into a feature film career once "The O.C." finished its run. She put her plan into motion with the romantic-comedy "The Last Kiss" (2006), and although the film met with mixed reviews, Bilson's notices were largely favorable. Unfettered by the commitments of a weekly series, she soon followed with the features "Jumper" (2008), "New York, I Love You" (2009) and "Waiting for Forever" (2011). None of these efforts, however, translated into a big screen triumph, prompting Bilson to return to the familiarity of television with the series "Hart of Dixie" (The CW, 2011- ). Still at the beginning of her young career, Bilson's future appeared to be as bright as ever.