So you might have heard: there was a One Tree Hill reunion this weekend. In Paris. The gang got back together for an OTH convention hosted by Guest Events called, "From Wilmington To Paris 2." Should have been from Tree Hill to Paris, but we guess it's cool since it gave us the best pictures to ever grace our Instagrams.
Our favorite Tree Hill girls finally got back together again and gave us OTH fans photographic evidence:
Basically the best.
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B. Davis also reunited with her favorite Scott boys:
My two favorite Scotts. #PJRaven @ThisIsJamesLafferty #HomiesForLife #OTHfam
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Ouch. Is that a burn to Lucas/Chad I see Sophia Bush? Probs not, because she's amazing. And the sweetest girl ever. Plus, we think everyone secretly loved Dan so much because he was the funniest character to hate. And he's hot.
But guys, Sophia was not the only person blowing up our Instagram newsfeed. Haley (Bethany Joy Lenz) was a selfie fiend this weekend.
There was a Naley moment. I repeat, A NALEY MOMENT HAPPENED:
This handsome buggar... #paris @thisisjameslafferty
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Even a OTH family selfie:
@ptothejohan @robertearlbuckley @therealshantel @joylenz #hilarieburton #paris
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Everyone seemed to love Dan Scott (Paul Johannson) this weekend:
Champagne et une promenade avec un de mes amis les plus chers. How blessed I am to share these new memories with people I have known and loved for many years. Thank you #paris
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The James sisters were at it once again:
Mr & Mrs Paris... Hottest new couple in town! @joylenz #loveyasis #Paris #OTH
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Clay (Robert Buckley)and Quinn (Shantel VanSanten) made snow angels together and they didn't come out well, but it was perfect:
Clearly, our snow angel game needs a lot of work. @therealshantel #FWTP2
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Even Nanny Carrie was able to tone down the crazy and make it to this reunion:
Wow! Altogether again! Hillary joy James Antoine Torrey
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As expected, OTH fans freaked the hell out over this reunion:
This one tree hill gathering is really giving me the feels
— SHA (@ShainaWottitz) October 18, 2014
the fact that there's still one tree hill conventions going on after the show finishing years ago makes me emotional
— (@regalduckling) October 18, 2014
American fans were so sad they couldn't be there:
There's a One Tree Hill convention on in Paris and I'm so devastated I'm not there!
— AlouderLOVEGA (@EmilyyBennettt) October 19, 2014
People let this reunion make them wish (dream) for more:
I had a dream one tree hill was having a reunion season
— erudite (@amanduuurz) October 19, 2014
There were people ready to get on an airplane and fly right to Paris:
Where am I? Not at the #FWTP2 for the One Tree Hill convention. Where I want to be? #FWTP2.
— hale (@brookedaviz) October 18, 2014
People weren't even that mad that Chad had to cancel on the event:
Chad canceled but silver lining: free posters all around for us! Merci @GuestsEvents #FWTP2 pic.twitter.com/Ee0GWLRJZu
— Laura Van Staen (@LauraBlake__) October 19, 2014
Because Sophia is perfect and adorable with fans, as usual:
@sophiabush Thank you for the photo, I'm glad to met you for the first time. I love you so much #FWTP2 pic.twitter.com/LTbAyjVsVC
— I MET SOPHIA BUSH. (@badassbush) October 19, 2014
And the Clinn feels were so strong and perfect:
Shantel and Rob being super cute at their panel #fwtp2 pic.twitter.com/4Fh4piYFzK
— (@xRememberOTH) October 19, 2014
Shantel: "I'd pick Robert any day. He's my best friend!" AND THEN SHE HUGGED HIM. #FWTP2 #Clinn
— Laura Van Staen (@LauraBlake__) October 19, 2014
It was an amazing reunion and we all wish we were there. Excuse us while we go watch One Tree Hill for the rest of our Sunday. And week. We hope you do too.
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Actress Sophia Bush is reportedly dating her Chicago P.d. co-star Jesse Soffer, just a day after speculation surfaced she has broken up with her Google engineer boyfriend Dan Fredinburg. The former One Tree Hill star is rumoured to have split from the tech programmer back in February (14), and new reports have surfaced suggesting she has found love with her castmate, according to E! News.
An insider reveals the two have been loved up for the past three months, but their close friends were the only ones who knew about the romance, adding, "Jesse is super-sweet and they are really cute together."
Soffer isn't the only co-star Bush has dated - she previously romanced her One Tree Hill castmates Austin Nichols and James Lafferty, and she was briefly married to Chad Michael Murray in 2005.
Actress Sophia Bush has reportedly split from her boyfriend, Google programmer Dan Fredinburg. The former One Tree Hill star and the tech engineer called it quits back in February (14), according to Us Weekly.
An insider claims they "still really care a lot about each other but it was impossible to retain a romantic relationship with the careers they have."
Bush and Fredinburg first went public with their relationship last year (Apr13) when they were spotted cuddling and holding hands at the Coachella Music Festival in California.
Earlier this year (Apr14), Fredinburg suffered a mountain climbing scare after he narrowly avoided a deadly avalanche in Mount Everest.
At the time, a relieved Bush told E! News that her beau was safe, but the incident "was obviously really scary for all of us who love him and love everyone on the trip."
Bush, who is currently shooting cop drama Chicago P.D. on location, previously romanced her One Tree Hill co-stars Austin Nichols and James Lafferty, and she was briefly married to Chad Michael Murray in 2005.
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Actor Robert Redford is set to portray veteran U.S. newsman Dan Rather in new movie Truth.
The Captain America: The Winter Soldier star will appear alongside Cate Blanchett, who will play Rather's producer Mary Mapes in a film based on her 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and The Privilege of Power.
Truth will centre on the controversy surrounding Rather's 2004 report which claimed former U.S. President George W. Bush was allowed to serve in the Texas Air National Guard in order to avoid fighting in the Vietnam War.
The story faced harsh criticism after it was broadcast and Mapes lost her job at CBS News.
The Amazing Spider-Man screenwriter James Vanderbilt will adapt the screenplay and make his directorial debut on the project, which is expected to begin production this autumn (14).
Actress Sophia Bush is thankful her boyfriend is safe and well after learning he narrowly avoiding the deadly Mount Everest avalanche last week (ends20Apr14). The former One Tree Hill star reveals Google programmer Dan Fredinburg has been hiking in the Himalayas for the past month and he had just passed through the area where disaster struck last Friday (18Apr14).
The high-altitude avalanche killed 12 Sherpa guides and left three others seriously injured in what officials have deemed the single deadliest accident on Everest, and Bush is relieved her boyfriend of more than a year is fine.
She tells Eonline.com, "The climbing team is OK. It was obviously really scary for all of us who love him and love everyone on the trip. They had just passed the icefalls where the avalanche happened a few hours before.
"It's a tight community - the climbers and the Sherpas. To know that so many people were lost is devastating to everyone. How do you quantify or qualify that?"
WENNThe BRIT Awards may no longer be the must-see event it was in the 90s, but it's still by far the British music industry's biggest night. Here's a look at the list of this year's nominees and the acts who should perhaps start preparing their acceptance speeches ready for February 19. British Male Solo ArtistDavid Bowie, Jake Bugg, James Blake, John Newman, Tom OdellConsidering the BRITs' reputation for awarding sales over talent, it's surprising but pleasing to see that both Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams have been snubbed here. The panel may want to justify giving New Boring singer-songwriter Tom Odell the Critics Choice award last year, but there would surely be an outcry if David Bowie didn't get the sentimental vote and pick up his first BRIT in nearly 30 years.Who Will Win: David BowieWho Should Win: David BowieBritish Female Solo ArtistBirdy, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Laura Marling, Laura MvulaLaura Marling surprised everyone by pipping Ellie Goulding to this award in 2011 but considering the latter's triumphant twelve months, it's difficult to see her doing the same this year. Just as long as the caterwauling Jessie J doesn’t get her hands on it.Who Will Win: Ellie GouldingWho Should Win: Laura MvulaBritish GroupArctic Monkeys, Bastille, Disclosure, One Direction, RudimentalIt’s encouraging to see the BRITs recognise two of the year's best commercial dance acts in this category, but British Group almost always goes to a guitar band so Arctic Monkeys are almost certain to add to their tally of five.Who Will Win: Arctic MonkeysWho Should Win: DisclosureBritish Breakthrough ActBastille, Disclosure, Laura Mvula, London Grammar, Tom OdellLondon Grammar produced one of the most beautiful albums of last year with If You Wait but as this award is voted for by listeners of Radio 1, it will inevitably go to the act with the biggest fan base. Step forward the unfathomably successful Bastille.Who Will Win: Bastille Who Should Win: London GrammarBritish SingleBastille ("Pompeii"), Calvin Harris ("I Need Your Love"), Disclosure ("White Noise"), Ellie Goulding ("Burn"), John Newman ("Love Me Again"), Naughty Boy ("La La La"), One Direction ("One Way Or Another/Teenage Kicks"), Passenger ("Let Her Go"), Rudimental ("Waiting All Night")Bar Passenger's contrived snoozefest, this isn't a bad list of the best-selling singles of the last year. Again voted for by the public, One Direction will inevitably walk away with the award. But it's a shame that it'll be for their karaoke mash-up of Blondie's "One Way Or Another"/The Undertones' "Teenage Kicks" rather than the far superior "Story Of My Life."Who Will Win: One DirectionWho Should Win: Naughty BoyBritish Album of the YearArctic Monkeys (AM), Bastille (Bad Blood), David Bowie (The Next Day), Disclosure (Settle), Rudimental (Home)A welcome departure from the bombastic EDM favoured by the likes of Guetta et al, Disclosure's Settle was the album that 2013 needed. But following the return-to-form of AM, BRITs favorites Arctic Monkeys will probably pick up the second and arguably the most coveted award of the night.Who Will Win: Arctic MonkeysWho Should Win: DisclosureInternational Male Solo ArtistBruno Mars, Drake, Eminem, John Grant, Justin TimberlakePossibly the biggest snub of the awards is the lack of Kanye West, who like his former touring partner Jay-Z, has been entirely ignored in favour of Justin Timberlake's two bloated and self-indulgent comeback albums and Eminem's regressive Marshall Mathers sequel. More encouraging is this year's most leftfield nominee John Grant, but with Bruno Mars set to perform on the night, this category will only go one way.Who Will Win: Bruno MarsWho Should Win: John GrantInternational Female Solo ArtistJanelle Monae, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lorde, PinkSuggesting the BRITs panel aren't too keen on the whole twerking phenomenon, Miley Cyrus is another major omission here. Lorde might be worth an outside bet but currently the most bankable pop star on the planet, Katy Perry will probably reign supreme.Who Will Win: Katy PerryWho Should Win: Janelle MonaeInternational GroupArcade Fire, Daft Punk, Haim, Kings Of Leon, Macklemore & Ryan LewisIf there was an award for Best International Single, Daft Punk would run away with it. But despite the mixed reaction to their last album, the BRITs are more likely to favour Kings of Leon than any of the more adventurous names on the list.Who Will Win: Kings Of LeonWho Should Win: Haim
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When we last left our heroes, they had conquered all opponents in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, returned home to their newly refurbished living quarters in District 12, and fallen haplessly to the cannibalism of PTSD. And now we're back! Hitching our wagons once again to laconic Katniss Everdeen and her sweet-natured, just-for-the-camera boyfriend Peeta Mellark as they gear up for a second go at the Capitol's killing fields.
But hold your horses — there's a good hour and a half before we step back into the arena. However, the time spent with Katniss and Peeta before the announcement that they'll be competing again for the ceremonial Quarter Quell does not drag. In fact, it's got some of the film franchise's most interesting commentary about celebrity, reality television, and the media so far, well outweighing the merit of The Hunger Games' satire on the subject matter by having Katniss struggle with her responsibilities as Panem's idol. Does she abide by the command of status quo, delighting in the public's applause for her and keeping them complacently saturated with her smiles and curtsies? Or does Katniss hold three fingers high in opposition to the machine into which she has been thrown? It's a quarrel that the real Jennifer Lawrence would handle with a castigation of the media and a joke about sandwiches, or something... but her stakes are, admittedly, much lower. Harvey Weinstein isn't threatening to kill her secret boyfriend.
Through this chapter, Katniss also grapples with a more personal warfare: her devotion to Gale (despite her inability to commit to the idea of love) and her family, her complicated, moralistic affection for Peeta, her remorse over losing Rue, and her agonizing desire to flee the eye of the public and the Capitol. Oftentimes, Katniss' depression and guilty conscience transcends the bounds of sappy. Her soap opera scenes with a soot-covered Gale really push the limits, saved if only by the undeniable grace and charisma of star Lawrence at every step along the way of this film. So it's sappy, but never too sappy.
In fact, Catching Fire is a masterpiece of pushing limits as far as they'll extend before the point of diminishing returns. Director Francis Lawrence maintains an ambiance that lends to emotional investment but never imposes too much realism as to drip into territories of grit. All of Catching Fire lives in a dreamlike state, a stark contrast to Hunger Games' guttural, grimacing quality that robbed it of the life force Suzanne Collins pumped into her first novel.
Once we get to the thunderdome, our engines are effectively revved for the "fun part." Katniss, Peeta, and their array of allies and enemies traverse a nightmare course that seems perfectly suited for a videogame spin-off. At this point, we've spent just enough time with the secondary characters to grow a bit fond of them — deliberately obnoxious Finnick, jarringly provocative Johanna, offbeat geeks Beedee and Wiress — but not quite enough to dissolve the mystery surrounding any of them or their true intentions (which become more and more enigmatic as the film progresses). We only need adhere to Katniss and Peeta once tossed in the pit of doom that is the 75th Hunger Games arena, but finding real characters in the other tributes makes for a far more fun round of extreme manhunt.
But Catching Fire doesn't vie for anything particularly grand. It entertains and engages, having fun with and anchoring weight to its characters and circumstances, but stays within the expected confines of what a Hunger Games movie can be. It's a good one, but without shooting for succinctly interesting or surprising work with Katniss and her relationships or taking a stab at anything but the obvious in terms of sending up the militant tyrannical autocracy, it never even closes in on the possibility of being a great one.
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Funnyman Dan Nainan has been arrested after clashing with a journalist over controversial posts on Twitter.com, according to a report. Stand-up comic Nainan was performing at the Funniest Celebrity in Washington contest on Wednesday (25Sep13) when The Daily Beast correspondent Josh Rogin took to the social networking site to give his thoughts on the routine.
Rogin was unimpressed with Nainan's gags, tweeting, "Dan Nainan was funny until he dusted off his 2005 Katrina jokes in a gratingly bad GWB (George W. Bush) impression... Dan Nainan makes his umpteenth joke about how Asians cant (sic) distinguish between letters "L" and "R". Election, erection, we get it."
It appears the messages might have been relayed back to the star, sparking a confrontation, because minutes later Rogin added, "Dan Nainan just punched me in the face. Not a joke."
Police officers attended following the incident at the event in Washington, D.C. and arrested Nainan for assault, according to The Washington Post. It was unclear whether he was still in custody as WENN went to press.
"I usually shy away from personal stuff, but I'm feeling real emotional... Hosting the Do Something Awards was a milestone for me. And I wouldn't have been the same without this man by my side. Thank you, Dan, for loving my passion and my fight. Thank you for being the spark to my match." Actress Sophia Bush gushes about new boyfriend Dan Fredinburg after he supported her at the Do Something Awards on Wednesday (31Jul13).
Actress Sophia Bush has found love with a top software engineer at Google.com. The eco-friendly TV star has been dating programme manager Dan Fredinburg for a few months and they recently went public with their relationship at the first weekend (12-14Apr13) of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
The couple was snapped cuddling and holding hands.
A source tells Us Weekly magazine, "They're both so passionate about the world. It's for real. (He) is super intelligent and she really likes him. She's mentioned wanting to marry him, and I won't be surprised if she gets engaged!"
Bush previously romanced her One Tree Hill co-stars Austin Nichols and James Lafferty, and she was briefly married to Chad Michael Murray in 2005.