Tree Hill was home to many interesting, awesome, and insane characters. We can’t rank everyone (because who wants to remember people like Felix or Anna) and we all know the crazy chicks like Nanny Carrie and Katie belong in jail, not on this list. Here’s to the main/big supporting characters that made One Tree Hill a show we never wanted to stop watching.
20. Victoria Davis
So about 90% of the time Bitchtoria sucked, but she did redeem herself in those later seasons by being there for Brooke. She may have been a bitch, but she was our favorite bitch.
19. Deb Scott
Deb was kind of a hot mess, but then again who wouldn't be after being married to Dan Scott? Her drug and alcohol problems taken care of, she still wasn't the best mom (who dates their kids friends?!) but she did save Jamie and Haley, and thank God for that.
18. Quentin Fields
Q started out as an asshole (sound familiar?) but turned into a big softie, who helped Nathan with his basketball comeback and was an adorable older best friend to Jamie. We all sobbed pretty hard when we lost him.
17. Jake Jagielski
Poor Jake. He could have treated Peyton well, but we all know that Leyton was the OTP. He really was a great guy, plus he was super hot and a really sweet single father. We still feel for him.
16. Clay Evans
Clay was OTH attempt at replacing Lucas. It didn't really work, but he was an okay guy. He helped Nathan, which is why he makes this list. He also had an insane amount of drama that kept things interesting, I.E. a stalker who looks like his dead wife shooting him and Quinn. Oh. and the time he forgot he had a kid.
15. Quinn James
And then there was Quinn, sent to replace Peyton. She didn't. She was another one of Haley's siblings (how many did she have?!) but not the slutty one, Taylor we're looking at you. Quinn was goofy and while she didn't make up for Peyton leaving, she was actually a very sweet character and made us laugh.
14. Antwon "Skills" Taylor
Skills was Naley's biggest fan (after us). While he didn't always make good choices for himself (See: His relationship with Deb) he was always a good friend, there to lend advice when one of the Scott boys was being stupid or when one of the many women of Tree Hill needed help. Remember when he was the Baby Proofer?
13. Millicent Huxtable
Millie as Brooke's assistant/employee = an incredible person who was always there for Brooke. Millie the model = awful and we should all forget her cocaine phase. Thank god Mouth and her got back together and she became normal again.
12. Whitey Durham
Do coaches like Whitey exist in real life? He really cared about Lucas and Nathan, hated Dan like we all did, and taught everyone some valuable life lessons, while being hilarious and as adorable as a tough basketball coach can be.
11. Marvin "Mouth" McFadden
Mouth might not have been the best dancer, but he was a great friend to Lucas Scott and the other guys of the River Court. But it's his friendship with Brooke over the years that made us truly love him.
10. Jamie Scott
Jamie circa season 5 is the cutest thing ever. He got to be buddies with everyone: his dad, his uncle Luke, his uncle Skills, his godmomma Brooke, Q...basically you were only cool on this show if Jamie liked you. Which is probably why we started to really like Dan Scott, since Jamie loved him so much.
9. Dan Scott
Dan was the greatest antagonist this show ever saw, and there were a ton of crazy people (Psycho Derek and Xavier, to name a few). You loved to hate him. He was a terrible father, a murderer, a corrupt politician/businessman, and all around kind of insane. But at the end of the day, he was Dan Scott and no one was better than Dan Scott...
8. Keith Scott
...except for Keith Scott, his big brother. AKA Lucas' surrogate father. Since, you know, Dan ditched Karen after he got her pregnant, went and got Deb pregnant and then married her. Keith kept it classy, which had to be hard with Dan as your brother, and took care of Lucas and Karen. We're STILL not over his death. When he came back in season 9, we wept.
7. Karen Roe
Karen was by far the most responsible parent to the teenagers of Tree Hill. She showed Dan Scott she didn't need a man for her life to turn out great and she definitely got the easier Scott boy because of it. Karen always gave advice that we could actually use in our own lives.
6. Julian Baker
Any guy that can take care of Brooke Davis and love her unconditionally deserves to be in the Top 10. Julian might have come into OTH with not-so-wonderful intentions, but he proved that he was the perfect man for Brooke and we've been in love with him ever since.
5. Peyton Sawyer
Peyton was probably the angstiest cheerleader to ever exist and that's what we loved about her. She was broody (for good reasons) and dark at times, but way deep down, she never gave up on love. She got her man in the end (becoming Peyton Scott!).
4. Haley James Scott
Haley has always been one of the best characters (season 2 Haley aside) to ever grace our screens. She made Nathan the man he is today. She was a great momma. She always stuck up for her friends and didn't care what people thought of her, I mean she wore that poncho all the time in high school.
3. Nathan Scott
Nathan proved that jock-assholes can become loving husbands and amazing fathers. Also, Nathan kind of became the dorky guy who thinks Shrek is a good movie to have a favorite quote from.
2. Lucas Scott
Now, we're still very mad at Lucas for leaving, and he almost came after Nathan, but let's be honest. Without Lucas Scott, there would be no One Tree Hill. Even after he left, he still was mentioned in almost every episode. Talk about never getting over a guy.
1. Brooke Davis
Broke is the ultimate OTH character. She changed from party-girl cheerleader to power-house Brooke, running (then losing, then gaining back, then losing again) her own company flawlessly while handling jerk boyfriends, crazy parents, and falling in love with an amazing man. Brooke is the girl we always wanted to become. Thanks for the memories B. Davis!
Logan, because he stole the show in season 9 with his cuteness.
Sam Walker, because that poor girl was all kind of messed up and Brooke still took he under her wing and made us care about her. But then, she went and left. Can we quote Peyton and say People Always Leave.
Chris Keller because even though he attempted to break up Naley, he kept us entertained. Who didn't love it when he came back in season 4 and called Haley "plump", only to have her say she's pregnant and he's an asshole. Classic Chris Keller.
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Actress Anna Kendrick was left kicking herself on the set of new film Into The Woods after her co-star James Corden tricked her into thinking Meryl Streep had been fired from the movie musical.
The cheeky British funnyman portrays The Baker, opposite Kendrick as Cinderella and Streep as The Witch in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's hit stageshow, and he reveals he managed to pull off what he's hailed as "the greatest thing" he's ever done by recruiting fellow castmember Christine Baranski to prank their co-workers.
He explains, "On Into the Woods, I managed to convince a small selection of the cast and crew that Meryl Streep had been fired from the film. "I'm with Anna Kendrick and there's two members of the crew... (off to) the side, it looks like a heated discussion, and Anna says, 'Oh, I wonder what that's about?' and I go, 'Oh, did you not hear that they fired Meryl?' She goes, 'Oh, shut up, James!' And I go, 'No, no, seriously, they've fired Meryl.' She goes, 'Right!' "Then Christine Baranski walks over, who is devilishly good fun and loves a hoot, and I managed to just give her a wink as she comes over and I go, 'Is Meryl OK? I can't believe they fired her.' And she goes, 'She's in bits' - just like that, quick as a flash... 'James, I've never seen her like this. Who fires Meryl Streep?' And Anna goes, 'Oh my God, he's serious?' And Christine goes, 'Glenn Close is on a private jet, on her way.'"
He continues, "It starts to grow to the point where I'm thinking, 'Wait, has she been fired?' and then Meryl comes in in her costume and then people can't believe that it was ever something they believed. I mean, who would ever (fire Meryl Streep)? It's ridiculous."
Oscar winner Meryl Streep has laughed off reports suggesting Emily Blunt saved her life after she took a tumble on the set of new movie musical Into The Woods, joking the British actress purposely tripped her up. The Devil Wears Prada co-stars reteamed for the big screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical, in which Streep plays a witch who places a curse on James Corden's childless baker character and his wife, played by Blunt.
However, the veteran actress allegedly caught her foot in her cape while jumping around on tables during rehearsals and almost fell face first onto a concrete floor.
Both Corden and Blunt have since talked up what they believe was a near-fatal fall, with Blunt boasting about how she saved Streep's life by leaping into action to catch her, despite being pregnant - but the 65 year old begs to differ.
Laughing about incident during an appearance on America's Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday (10Dec14), she said, "Well, I hate to contradict her (Blunt), but she did try to save me, but I think what I tripped on was her foot, which she had thrown up onto the table in an attempt to kill me."
She later added of Blunt's take on the story, "Yeah, right, that's bulls**t!"
Actress Anna Chlumsky is set to make her Broadway debut in the revival of You Can't Take It With You next year (15). The former child star will replace Rose Byrne on 6 January (15) at the Longacre Theatre.
Actor Richard Thomas will also be joining the cast, which includes James Earl Jones, Kristine Nielsen and Elizabeth Ashley, in the role currently being played by Mark Linn-Baker.
Byrne and Linn-Baker will play their last shows on 4 January (15).
British actress Emily Blunt came to the rescue of her friend Meryl Streep after the veteran star suffered a frightening fall on the set of their new film Into The Woods. The Devil Wears Prada co-stars reteamed for the big screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical, in which Streep plays a witch who places a curse on a childless baker and his wife, played by James Corden and Blunt.
During an interview with the cast on Yahoo!, Corden recalls a near-death incident involving the trio just a couple days after production kicked off.
He says, "It's day two of rehearsal, and we're in this mock-up bakery. Meryl's leaping and jumping up on things and coming up and getting into your face. And she leaps onto the table... catches her shoe in the dress, and starts to fall back headfirst towards this stone floor.
"And time slowed down and I thought, 'I'm about to watch Meryl Streep die.' I wish I could say I didn't consider my own career in this and I thought, 'This film's gonna go down - f**k!' (Director) Rob Marshall freezes and thinks, 'Oh my God, Meryl Streep's gonna die.'"
Corden admitted neither him nor Marshall came to the rescue of the Oscar winner - it was Blunt, who was pregnant with her first child while filming the movie.
He continued, "The person who stepped in and saved her life that day - was not the two men in the room - it was the pregnant woman. She leaped forward, catches Meryl Streep and we were all just gasped. I never forgot it really. Every day I kept thinking, 'Is she really gonna keep going for it at this level?' And she really did."
Funnyman James Corden signed up to replace fellow Brit Craig Ferguson as the host of America's The Late Late Show so he could spend more time around his kids. The comedian will step into his new role next spring (15) and admits it wasn't difficult to turn his back on a blossoming movie career.
Corden, who will appear as The Baker in Rob Marshall's star-studded movie musical Into The Woods this Christmas (14), has a three-year-old son and a newborn baby daughter - and he admits he'd rather be a "present" dad than chase a movie career right now.
He tells WENN his choice to become a late-night show host was "a life decision", adding, "Here is a situation where someone has offered an opportunity to me to be a present dad and a husband, where I will get to be around my children when they grow up and be around my wife.
"You don't often have that luxury in this job; you're off to New Zealand or wherever the new tax break in the world chooses to be!
"Ultimately, I thought, 'Who am I to pass up this opportunity to be able to talk to America every night and maybe just try to make them smile, dare I say it laugh, just before or likely during the time where they fall asleep?!'"
Corden adds, "I will try my absolute best to provide something that is warm and fun."
British actor and comedian James Corden is preparing to relocate to America after officially landing the role as the new host of TV's The Late Late Show. The Begin Again star will take over from fellow Brit Craig Ferguson, who will depart the programme after nine years as host in December (14).
Monday's (08Sep14) announcement from CBS network bosses comes a month after reports initially surfaced revealing Corden was the frontrunner for the job, and the 36 year old can't believe his luck.
A statement released by Corden reads: "I can't describe how thrilled and honoured I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson.
"To be asked to host such a prestigious show on America's No. 1 (sic) network is hugely exciting. I can't wait to get started, and will do my very best to make a show America will enjoy."
Corden is no stranger to U.S. audiences - he won a Tony Award in 2012 for his star turn in Broadway show One Man, Two Guvnors, while he also appeared in the 2006 film adaptation of The History Boys, and landed a role alongside Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo in comedy drama Begin Again, which was released earlier this year (14).
He is also set to hit the big screen as The Baker in the highly-anticipated Into the Woods movie musical, which will hit theatres in the U.S. at Christmas (25Dec14), and American cinema audiences will also be able to see him as Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts when hit 2013 biopic One Chance is released this autumn (14).
America's The Late Late Show airs Monday to Friday after The Late Show With David Letterman.
British actor James Corden is reportedly set to try and conquer late night TV in America by taking over The Late Late Show from departing host Craig Ferguson. In April (14), the Scottish comedian announced his plans to step down from the programme by the end of the year (14) after nine years at the helm of the off-beat chat show.
Now Corden, who is set to hit the big screen as The Baker in the highly-anticipated Into the Woods movie musical, is preparing to step into Ferguson's shoes, according to TheWrap.com.
Representatives for Corden, The Late Late Show network CBS and production company Worldwide Pants have yet to comment on the rumour.
News of Ferguson's exit emerged just weeks after TV legend David Letterman revealed he is planning to retire from The Late Show, which airs directly before The Late Late Show. Officials at Letterman's production firm, Worldwide Pants, helm Ferguson's programme.
Comedian Stephen Colbert has been handed the task of presenting The Late Show once Letterman bows out next year (15).
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There's a pretty good chance you had heard of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and for certain the Hulk prior to their big screen debuts in the Marvel cinematic canon. But the Guardians of the Galaxy are a more esoteric lot. Only those well versed in the publishing company's history will approach this weekend's feature film with any familiarity with Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), or Groot (Vin Diesel). But rest assured: they've been around. And if you dig them in Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy (which we sure did — check out our review), you'll have the opportunity to check them out elsewhere.
Granted, James Gunn's film does do its share of reinventing in regards to its central fivesome. Well-read fans might notice a new take on Peter Quill's backstory or Drax's species, and newcomers could discover some inconsistencies upon pursuing extracurricular material in light of their blossoming love affairs with the Guardians. But the spirit of the heroes is very much alive in Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, ditto many of the features and TV series listed below. As such, embrace your affection for the oddball quintet and check out any and all works that will allow you more time with the gang. Here's where to begin:
Planet HulkStar-Lord and Gamora both appear in the 2010 direct-to-video animated film (which has been tossed around the Internet discussion boards as viable source material for upcoming Avengers movies), but without speaking parts.
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest HeroesAiring on May 6, 2012 (funnily enough, the same weekend that The Avengers hit theaters), the animated series' episode "Michael Korvac" featured Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot as temporary foes of the series' heroes — a league including, at this point, Iron Man, the Hulk, Hawkeye, and Ms. Marvel — when a battle is waged over the capture/safety of the mysterious titular individual. In the episode, voice actors Steve Downes, Greg Ellis, and Troy Baker voice Star-Lord, Rocket, and Groot respectively.
Ultimate Spider-ManThe entire gang banded together (and with a pretty impressive team of vocie actors) for the animated series' aptly named July 2013 episode "Guardians of the Galaxy." The aforementioned Korvac returns as an intergalactic menace with an army of Chitauri, forcing Spider-Man to seek the assistance of the Guardians in the interest of his defeat. Star-Lord is voiced by Marvel regular Chris Cox, Gamora by comedian Nika Futterman, Drax by David Sobolov, Rocket by Billy West (the voice behind Doug Funnie and Futurama's Philip J. Fry), and Groot by the late Michael Clarke Duncan.
Avengers AssembleJust this past April, we got to see all five Guardians take center stage on this animated series' episode "Guardians and Space Knights." Iron Man leads the rest of the Avengers to a distant planet, where they and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces to stop an impending attack from Galactus. Voice actors Chris Cox, Nika Futterman, and David Sobolov return; meanwhile, Rocket earns the familiar voice of actor and geek icon Seth Green, and Groot is portrayed by Kevin Michael Richardson.
Hulk Agents of S.M.A.S.H.An upcoming episode of the animated series will feature the whole gang back together again, with returning voice actors Cox, Futterman, Sobolov, Green, and Richardson.
And, for a bit of a throwback...
Silver Surfer Gamora makes a few appearances in this late '90s animated series, the first of which being in the two-part episode "Learning Curve," which also featured Drax the Destroyer... albeit a very different version: he was an android, and the servant to the Titanian leader Mentor. Together with Silver Surfer and his pal Pip, Drax helps to stop Thanos (hey, he's in the movie too!) from taking over the universe. Gamora would later show up in episodes "Antibody" and "Radical Justice." In this series, Drax is voiced by Noam Spencer and Gamora is voiced by Mary Long and Alison Sealy-Smith.
But before you check out any of these entries, see the film in theaters now!
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Doctor Who star Colin Baker has paid tribute to British actor Ray Lonnen following his death at the age of 74. Lonnen, best known for his role in 1982 movie Harry's Game, passed away on Friday (11Jul14) after a battle with cancer.
He made a number of appearances in cult British sci-fi show Doctor Who, and the series' former star Baker is among those who have offered tributes, calling Lonnen "a really nice bloke and a good actor too".
Lonnen also appeared in U.K. TV series Z-Cars and The Sandbaggers in the 1970s, and worked on both the Indiana Jones and James Bond movie franchises, standing in for the lead actors to screen test leading ladies including Kim Basinger, who wrote him a letter of thanks following her audition for 1983 007 film Never Say Never Again.