On the Scene: EW's Upfronts Party

Ewparty_l_2New York City’s Bowery Hotel was the place to be last night, especially for TV stars who needed a break after a rigorous few days spent promoting their new and renewed series at their respective networks’ upfront presentations. And who better to host a TV soirée than Entertainment Weekly? I snagged the only designer item in my closet and camped out for nearly two hours on the packed red carpet, which featured a parade of stars both random (Jaslene and Saleisha from Americas Next Top Model) and hotly anticipated (hello, casts of 30 Rock and Gossip Girl!). After the jump, my rundown of the night’s festivities…

While it’s hard to exactly measure the amount of buzz for any given series, I can report that the aforementioned cast of Gossip Girl (pictured, l to r, Jessica Szohr, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley and Michelle Trachtenberg) was the hands-down winner on the Photographers’ Shout-o-Meter coming down the press line. In fact, the noise alone heralded their arrival before I even laid eyes on them. Unfortunately, Blake Lively (Serena) sped right down the red carpet without doing any press — not even a word for the humble reporter from the very magazine responsible for the food and drink? (Sigh.) But on a brighter note, I did get to have a brief chat with Penn Badgley, who broke my heart by expressing his frustration with the fact that his GG character, Dan, is simply too nice (let a girl dream, dude!). Meanwhile, Connor Paolo (Eric) told me about the crazed fans who stalk GG‘s Manhattan shooting locations, while showering affection on his girlfriend, Alice Kremelberg (seen most recently in Baby Mama).

Of course, GG isn’t The CW’s only addictive hit drama, and I’m not ashamed to say I was just as excited to grill One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton about whether her character Peyton will ever get back together with Lucas (Chad Michael Murray). Fans of the on-again, off-again couple rejoice: Burton says a makeout session is in their immediate future.

It wasn’t all CW stars, of course, but as much as I tried to score some scoop from Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez, she wouldn’t reveal any future plotlines for her possibly-lesbian character, Callie. I geeked out talking to Heroes‘ Zachary Quinto, who joked that his impending Star Trek film will probably skip a theatrical release and "go straight to DVD.” And lastly, Lindsay Price admitted that the best thing about her character, Victory Ford, on NBC’s Lipstick Jungle, is her awesome sense of style. The actress herself didn’t look too shabby, rocking quite possibly the biggest rock-vintage ring I’ve ever seen in my life.

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  • marin

    I hope Hilarie isn’t just kidding around. The LP fans have been through a lot this year and have kept the faith! Although all the angst has allowed Hilarie to give some of the best performances ever on the show. She has been a standout this year!

  • Easter

    read THIs

  • Hana

    I am LP big fan .. they must be together and please stop the on/off relationship !!!!

  • BLFANx3

    the LP make out session better be a dream/day dream. eww

  • BLFANx3

    the LP make out session better be a dream/day dream. eww

  • BLFANx3

    the LP make out session better be a dream/day dream. eww

  • Amanda

    Hope Hilarie was talking about S6 and not some drunken moment kiss or makeout. No that’s not going to please LPers.

  • Amy

    LP better be getting back together, because are suffered enough this season. Also more dreams about them kissing or being together. We want the real deal or nothing.

  • EugenePenelopeScott

    Please tell me hill is kidding! WE WANT BRUCAS!!!! Please, Brucas has been through hell and back if anything there the underdog couple. The deserve the chance to be together again.

  • Angel

    Brucas sucks a$%. I hope Hilarie is talking about next season because S5 is one massive fail and for Leyton fans. Need LP back together and S6 better be it.

  • Carrie

    There’s still hope for LPers. Hil better be talking about S6 and not in finale because that would be tragic. LP need their buildup back and S6 looks promising.

  • eunice

    luck loves peyton,i hope this means forever,and let them be happy.brooke need a man and the doctor looks vey cute

  • Sahra

    lol it’s funny how the writer only mentioned oth on a sidenote…and the comments section is being bombarded by us oth fans :D

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