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Sydney Bucksbaum
Writer Sydney Bucksbaum likes to think her hobby of watching insane amounts of TV isn't an obsession... it's not an obsession, okay, so just drop it! As the resident CW-lover on the Hollywood.com staff, she truly believes her Clark Kent/Dean Winchester/Damon Salvatore/Lucas Scott/Oliver Queen/Chuck Bass/Seymour Birkhoff/Wade Kinsella/Vincent Keller/Micah Barnes is out there somewhere, waiting for her, in real life (just go with it). After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism, Sydney has made it her mission to campaign for more shirtless scenes for her favorite CW hunks. You're welcome.
  • The CW Nabs a Trio of Olympians: Who's Next And Where Should We Put Them?
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Sep 26, 2012
    Following in the thread of booking gold medalists from the 2012 US Olympic team for various spots, the CW has landed Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney for a cameo on Hart of Dixie. Maroney is headed to Bluebell — the small southern town Rachel Bilson has called home for one season now — as Tonya, a friend who comes to Rose’s (McKaley Miller) defense. This is the third member of the 2012 US Olympic team to guest star on the CW. Olympic swimmer and grill-enthusiast Ryan Lochte will appear as himself on 90210, and another member of the Fab Five gymnastic team — Gabby Douglas — just shot a cameo on The Vampire Diaries. Since this seems to be a new trend, we decided to dream cast other members of the US Olympic team we'd like to see on a CW series. Missy Franklin (swimming): America’s Next Top Model She’s certainly got the height for a model. But can she smize enough to wow Tyra? Michael Phelps (swimming): Nikita Far be it from me to even suggest that someone come between Michael and Nikita, but Phelps has the looks and muscles to be another rogue Division agent that catches Nikita’s eye. Nathan Adrian (swimming): Gossip Girl He has the looks of an Upper East Sider for sure, but can he bring the deception and schemes we’ve all come to love expect on the series’ last season? LeBron James (basketball): Beauty and the Beast Maybe the Beast has a brother or cousin? Kyla Ross (gymnastics): Emily Owens, M.D. Since it hasn’t premiered yet, I don’t know how much patients will be focused on in this new medical series, but Ross could play a twist on herself—a gymnast who, despite a career-ending injury, wants to get back to competing. This could give our titular character a chance to show off her bedside manner when breaking bad news to a patient. Season 2 of Hart of Dixie premieres Oct. 2 at 8 PM ET on The CW. [Photo Credit: WENN] More: TV Tidbits: An Olympic Hero Turns Vampire; America Still Loves 'Big Brother' TV Tidbits: 'Scrubs' Reunion, Hilary Duff's New Deal and Ryan Lochte on '90210' TV Tidbits: The CW Nabs Another Gold Medalist, 'OUAT' Finds a New Pack Leader
  • Justin Timberlake's Revamped Myspace: Our Wishlist
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Sep 25, 2012
    We’ve all been (im)patiently waiting for word on pop star/movie phenom Justin Timberlake's next project… whether it will be a new album (FINALLY!), a new movie (now that Trouble With The Curve is out in theaters), or another one of his many hilarious guest stints on SNL. And today, JT took to his Twitter account to unveil the news: his latest brainchild is none other than… Myspace 2.0? You read that right. Last fall, Timberlake became one of Myspace’s investors, and today he posted a two minute video, hashtagged #NEWMYSPACE, on how the rebooted social media site will look. It looks nothing like the Myspace we were once accustomed to, in the beginnings of the social media era. Since Facebook took center stage, Myspace became a place for relatively unknown bands and musicians to showcase their work and get their names out. However, this revamped Myspace looks to be a hybrid of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and any other social media network you use on a day-to-day basis. Once you log in with either Facebook or Twitter (streamlining your social media profiles), you can post photos and playlists, connect with friends and artists alike, get up-to-date news and information on what’s trending now and share music with drag-and-drop actions. You even have the chance to be profiled as a top fan on some of your favorite artists’ pages… which I will be on Jason Mraz’s profile. There is no launch date reported yet for the site’s makeover, which is perfect. Now, Timberlake and Myspace owners Chris and Tim Vanderhook have time to take our opinions on what features the revamped site should have. How serendipitous! Here is our wishlist to add to what the new Myspace will do: 1. Let the fans create possible album cover art for upcoming projects. Because every album Kanye West creates from now on should have a giant picture of a cat on it… that’s what he gets for dating Kim Kardashian. Sorry I’m not sorry, ‘Ye. 2. Allow fans to chat with artists who are online. Because everyone should have a way to ask Lindsay Lohan about her dormant singing career. Speak was clearly one of the best albums of ’04, why have we had to wait so long for more musical gold? 3. Let fans and aspiring artists record their own duets on artists’ released songs. I just know my harmonies with Adele mesh terribly perfectly, and they deserve to be heard somewhere other than my car. 4. After performances or concerts, let anyone who attended upload their pictures into one giant photo album. You never know when you’re awkwardly photobombing in someone else’s pictures accidentally (or in my case, on purpose), so now you can find and have those pictures to cherish forever. It’s something to tell the grandkids about: “And this is the time I decided to make a duck face while rocking out to fun. at Lollapalooza!” [Image Credit: Vimeo] More: Chris Brown Tests Positive for Drugs, Continues on Probation for Rihanna Case Lindsay Lohan Treated for Lung Issue -- REPORT It's a Boy for Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr
  • Ian Somerhalder, Pre-Damon Salvatore and Boone Carlyle — PICS
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Sep 25, 2012
    Before he was seduced by his stepsister Shannon on Lost and before he seduced every female he came in contact with on The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder was doing his best to seduce the camera. Yep, Somerhalder was a teen model. In the words of original vampire Elijah, “I believe the term you’re searching for is… OMG.” We’ve compiled our favorite pictures from the brooder’s Versace Versus 1995 Ad Campaign, along with commentary from his TVD character bad-boy-vampire Damon. We present to you: Ian Somerhalder, the model!  Doing his best impression of the dog he’s straddling “Stop being cute.” -Damon Salvatore Doing his best impression of Michael Jackson "I gotta admit, even for me, that's a little kinky." -Damon Salvatore Doing his best impression of the woman behind him "I may just have to go and get a hero hairdo of my own." -Damon Salvatore Doing his best impression of Downton Abbey "I'm better at being the bad guy, anyway." -Damon Salvatore Doing his best impression of a tree trunk "There are no such things as bad ideas. Just poorly executed good ones." -Damon Salvatore There. That should just about tide you over before The Vampire Diaries Season 4 premiere October 11.  More:  'Vampire Diaries': Vampire Elena's Dying? Is That Klaus or Tyler? And 8 More Teases — TRAILER 'Vampire Diaries' Sneak Peek at The New Elena: This Is What Baby Vampires Look Like — VIDEO Fall TV Preview Guide - Returning Shows: CW & Cable
  • 'HIMYM' Premiere: What Does Our Magic-8 Ball Reveal about Barney and Robin?
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Sep 24, 2012
    While the majority of viewers still tune in to How I Met Your Mother every Monday night to finally find out just who the elusive “Mother” is, there are some of us out there — ahem, me — who tune in for Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders). For seasons, I have been ‘shipping these two crazy kids, and co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas gave me a short reprieve. For those of you who don’t remember or didn’t see the evolution of one of the most entertaining relationships on TV, let me give you a short timeline (not that I'm obsessed or anything): S3E16, "Sandcastles in the Sand": After being dumped by her old Canadian boyfriend Simon — whattup, James Van Der Beek! — Robin and Barney sleep together. S3E17, "The Goat": Barney and Robin try to keep their tryst a secret, but Robin comes clean to Ted (Josh Radnor). This temporarily ends the bromance between Barney and Ted. S3E20, "Miracles": After a brush with death, Ted forgives Barney, who himself was hit by a bus and realized he loved Robin. S5E1, "Definitions": Barney and Robin finally begin their relationship. S5E7, "The Rough Patch": Barney and Robin break up after realizing they weren’t happy together… i.e. Barney got fat and Robin was losing her hair. S7E10, "Tick Tick Tick": Barney and Robin both cheat on their significant others with each other. They agree to break up with their respective girlfriend (Nora) and boyfriend (Kevin) to be together. However, Robin stays with Kevin. S7E16, "The Drunk Train": Kevin breaks up with Robin. Barney doesn’t jump at the chance to be with her again since she had picked Kevin over him. S7E24, "The Magician’s Code": Barney proposes to his girlfriend, Quinn. However, at the end of the episode, it is revealed that Robin is in fact Barney’s future wife! So as we look ahead to season 8, premiering tonight at 8/7c on CBS, we can look forward to seeing the progression from Barney and Quinn’s engagement to Barney and Robin’s wedding. And while we may have to wait until the end of this season to see the actual nuptials, Smulders followed Robin’s cue and, after eight years of dating, tied the knot with Taran Killam (SNL) on Sept. 8th. Season 8, eight years of dating, September 8th… is there something important in the number eight, or is it just some crazy coincidence of life imitating art? Bays and Thomas do have a reputation for using numbers as clues in past episodes. For example, in season 6 episode 13, “Bad News,” numbers counting down from 50 appeared on props until the end of the episode when Marshall (Jason Segel) found out his father died. Hopefully these numbers lead to better news. Will you be tuning in (and overanalyzing every detail) with me tonight? [Image Credit: CBS] More: Neil Patrick Harris Talks the End for 'How I Met Your Mother' 'The Avengers' Cobie Smulders Marries ‘How I Met Your Mother’ First Look: Ted Reaches for New Heights!
  • Emmys 2012: The Ratings Are In!
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Sep 24, 2012
    Despite Jimmy Kimmel’s disappointing turn as host, the nighttime talk show host delivered an increase in viewers during this year's telecast, according to early ratings postings. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sunday night's broadcast raked in 13.2 million viewers, up from 2011's 12.4 million eyes. Kimmel, however, couldn't quite go head-to-head with Sunday Night Football, which featured a Ravens-Patriots match-up and attracted 19.8 million viewers. After seeing some of Kimmel's eye roll-worthy stunts — a fake In Memoriam tribute? Really? — we couldn't blame the pigskin fans. Listen up, Emmy: Want to compete with sports? You would find yourself with a win if you tap TV's funniest ladies — Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Melissa McCarthy, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus — to host. After all, they collectively delivered the best moments of the night. [Image Credit: ABC] More: Emmys 2012: See the Full List of Winners Emmys 2012 Red Carpet: Who Were the Fashion Winners? Emmys 2012: Best and Worst Moments