PC #59: Nashville, Arrow, Bobbi Kris, RHONJ and The Clash of The Lohans

On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest pop culture headlines and TV storylines, including:

Did Bobbi Kristina Brown actually get engaged, or was it all a publicity ploy for her Lifetime reality series? Lindsay Lohan and her mother Dina Lohan stirred up more drama. Justin Bieber pulls a prank.

Gossip Girl and 90210 returned, but their ratings were down. Are fans falling out of love with the shows? Nashville, one of the most highly-anticipated new shows of the season, premiered. Find out what the PC gang thought of its first episode. The CW debuted Arrow and Beauty and the Beast. ABC’s Revenge and Once Upon a Time continue to have the PC crew in their clutches. Can Luke and Regan ever eat soft serve ice cream again without thinking of The Good Wife? The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s season finale was packed full of jaw dropping drama.

All this and Melodie’s thoughts on Austin City Limits 2012 on today’s Pop Confidential podcast.


E.J. Bonilla Cast as Mystery Man From Nolan’s Past on Revenge

Former Guiding Light star E.J. Bonilla (ex-Rafe) has signed up for a juicy role on one of primetime’s top soaps. According to TV Line, Bonilla has landed the role of a mystery man from Nolan’s (Gabriel Mann) past on Revenge.

The exact nature of the pair’s connection is unclear, but given the tech genius’ malleable sexuality it’s possible the mystery man is an ex-boyfriend. If so, that would add an interesting wrinkle to his current flirtation with his NolCorp colleague Padma (Dilshad Vadsaria).

Photo by PR Photos

Adrienne Barbeau Gets 'Revenge'

Revenge lovers will finally get to see if the apple fell far from Victoria's (Madeline Stowe) family tree this season. TV Line is reporting former Maude and General Hospital star  Adrienne Barbeau has been cast as the Hamptons ice queen's mother. According to the site, Mother Harper is the one responsible for Victoria being the way she is today. Executive producer Mike Kelley said:

We will learn how the monster that is Victoria Grayson was put together, and we’ll learn that there’s a lot of damage that went into this little girl that became Victoria Grayson — and that it was at the hands of her mother

 Photos by PR Photos

Charming is Hoping For Snow on OUAT; Who's on Revenge's Boat?

Once Upon a Time’s season premiere featured a shocking twist. Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Emma (Jennifer Morrison) were transported back to Far Away, while the people they loved remained in Storybrooke. Now the mother and daughter face unexpected foes and meet unanticipated allies. Can you say Captain Hook and Lancelot ? 

A sneak peek of OUAT’s second episode “We Are Both” has Charming (Josh Dallas) finding himself the de facto leader of Storybrooke.  It looks like the sandy-haired husband may be feeling the pressure.

In Revenge news, TV Guide offered up the following scoop:

Do you know who's on the boat on Revenge? — Ashian

NATALIE: Mike Kelley unequivocally confirms that the arm on the boat belongs to a male, not a female. "It's a man and it's someone you know," he says with an evil laugh — seriously — before noting that we'll learn whose arm it is in Episode 14. Kelley also addressed his statements from February that the Season 2 flash-forward would involve a wedding: "No one's saying there's not a wedding that night. I just didn't show that part. There is at least one wedding and probably two by the time we get to the boat wreck." So who do you think is on the boat?

Read the entire TV scoop preview at TV Guide. Also be sure to check out the new Revenge photo shoot that Tyler Shields published on his website. My favorite is the one of Emily VanCamp posing to resemble an ancient Roman or Greek statue. 

Watch the “We Are Both” preview and the Once Upon a Time Season 2 trailer after the jump! READ MORE

PC #57: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Fool

On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels weigh in on the latest pop culture hot topics and TV headlines, including:

Lindsay Lohan is allegedly attacked in New York City. Arnold Schwarzenegger writes a memoir. Sons of Anarchy star Johnny Lewis dies in a murder/suicide. 

The fall TV season is in full swing with the returns of Modern Family, The New Girl, Private Practice, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge and Once Upon a Time. Find out which shows  the PC gang can't get enough of.

A number of new series have also premiered this fall. What does the PC crew think about Ben and Kate, Partners, Revolution and Last Resort? Regan weighs in on the Weeds series finale.

In music news, the Foo Fighters are ending. What does the PC gang think of “Gangnam Style” as the song rockets up the charts? A brawl breaks out at the BET Awards.

All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast.


Revenge Casts New Recurring Role, Plus Sunday Night Soap Ratings

Former Battlestar Galactica star Michael Trucco has landed a recurring role on ABC’s Sunday night soap Revenge, according to TVLine.

Trucco will play Nate, the street-smart, charismatic and slightly menacing brother of new Hamptons resident Kenny (Teen Wolf‘s JR Bourne). READ MORE