Oct24 2015

Meet the Cast of ‘Wicked City’ Starring Ed Westwick

The “Wicked City” cast contains a group of seasoned actors and that deliver suspenseful performances that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.

Ed Westwick stars as Kent Grainger, a manager of an auto upholstery shop by day and a sadistic killer by night. Like any good serial killer, he’s a great con man. Praying on naive young girls looking for their big break, Kent trolls the Sunset Strip, being whoever his victims need him to be and promising to make their dreams come true.

Jeremy Sisto stars as Jack Roth, a seasoned detective with a dark past. Well known for bringing down the Hillside Stranglers, Jack is hot on the trail of the newest serial killer on the Sunset Strip. Working these cases has taken its toll on Jack and is stirring up old temptations and bringing out some old bad habits. Finding himself in a game of cat and mouse with his latest suspect, Jack sees the line between cop and killer begins to blur. These two me are more similar than he’d like to admit.

Gabriel Luna plays Paco Contreras, a new transfer and Jack Roth’s new partner – an ambitious police officer willing to do almost anything to get ahead. His past has made him desperate to improve his present and reconcile with his wife and son.

Erika Christensen plays Betty Beaumontaine, the girl that never got invited to the prom. When we meet her she looking for love in all the wrong places – a mother of two, a hardworking nurse, but come nighttime, she’s dolls herself up looking for the man of her dreams. On the Strip, she meets Kent Grainger and finds herself dangerously drawn to him. Frightened but exhilarated by his strange kinks, she experiences an awakening that she never knew could be possible. A new and dangerous partnership begins.

Anne Winters plays Vicki Roth, a typical teen age girl trying to find herself while wanting to fit in and find a place in the precarious world of high school. Interested in fashion, boys, and the music scene, Vicki is walking the precarious tight rope of asserting her independence while being honest with her parents.

Taissa Farmiga plays Karen McClaren, an ambitious budding young journalist looking for her first big break. She’s our lens into the nocturnal underbelly of Los Angeles. Karen hits the Sunset Strip in search of a story and unknowingly finds herself in the middle of the biggest one of her life – the target of the serial killer. Under the guidance of paparazzi hound Diver Hawkes, Karen becomes the mouthpiece for the victims while maintaining a direct line to the killer in question.

Karolina Wydra plays Dianne Kubek, cocktail waitress on the Sunset Strip with an inside track on the drug sales and happenings on the Strip. She has an intense relationship with Jack, and as we’ll soon discover, maybe even some secrets of her own.

Evan Ross plays Diver Hawkes, a street-smart paparazzo specializing in crime scene photography and the owner of LA Notorious – a true crime magazine. Diver believes his job is to expose the darkness that exists all over Hollywood.
Jaime Ray Newman plays Allison Roth, an important member of Jack’s family. Jack’s obsession with his work has made Alison’s life increasing difficult as she manages her domestic responsibilities with her desires for herself.

Source: ABC News


Oct24 2015

ENTERTAINMENT ‘Wicked City’ ABC: Everything We Know About Ed Westwick’s New 2015 TV Show Premiere

There are several new, engaging, riveting and suspense-driven fall shows airing or about to air on numerous networks. Among the sea of new entrants is ABC’s “Wicked City” which is set in 1982 on the sunset strip.

Here’s everything you need to know about it:

1. “Gossip Girl” alum Ed Westwick stars

Remember the lovable, devious, bad boy Chuck Bass from “Gossip Girl”? The actor who portrayed him, Ed Westwick, is on “Wicked City” and he’s playing a serial killer Kent Grainger. If you’ve missed Westwick or Bass, you can still catch them on this new ABC show.

2. Bonnie & Clyde serial killers

Westwick’s Kent isn’t working alone. He meets sociopathic nurse Betty Beaumontaine (played by “Parenthood” star Erika Christensen) while hunting for his next murder victim. The duo team up in a typical Bonnie & Clyde way by hunting and killing young women together in glamorous Los Angeles.

3. Loud ’80s era with sex, drugs and rock & roll

If you’re a fan of the 1980s, with its loud, blasting Billy Idol music, cocaine-infused frolicking and decadent culture, “Wicked City” is definitely worth a watch. The show doesn’t hold back on showing the ’80s era in Hollywood.

Incidentally, the ’80s was also a time when Los Angeles was a serial killer capital of the world. Dead bodies, unsolved murder cases and crime ran rampant in the city.

4. Character-driven anthology format

While “Wicked City” is an anthology format TV show — meaning every season will explore a different crime, killer and place — it’s still going to place a strong emphasis on its characters. Whether it’s Taissa Farmiga’s character Karen McClaren looking for the next big story as a journalist fresh out of grad school or LAPD detective Jack Roth (Jeremy Sisto) who works hard to catch Kent and Betty, this ABC series focuses on the myriad complexities of each character.

5. The plot is inspired by real cases of its time

“Wicked City” is inspired by real cases of the 1980s, although the characters Kent and Betty are entirely fictional in nature.

Source: Design & Trend


Oct19 2015

Wicked City Full Press Release for the Pilot

TWO DETECTIVES ATTEMPT TO TRACK DOWN A SERIAL KILLER WHO PREYS ON YOUNG, HAPLESS WOMEN LOOKING FOR FAME IN THE GLITTERING CITY OF ANGELS, CIRCA 1982, ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF ABC’S “WICKED CITY”

Welcome to Los Angeles, circa 1982, during the rock ‘n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. But all is not glitter as there’s a serial killer on the loose, and two detectives find themselves on one of the toughest cases of their careers, on the series premiere of “Wicked City,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Many young women come to Hollywood with dreams of becoming a star. And the Sunset Strip was totally the happening place to be seen and make some connections. But you can’t come to the City of Angels without bumping into some evil.

In the premiere episode, “Pilot,” Detectives Jack Roth (Jeremy Sisto) and new partner Paco Contreras (Gabriel Luna) are assigned to track down a killer who preys on women seeking fame in the City of Angels. Their perp, unbeknownst to them, is Kent Grainger (Ed Westwick), a tragic soul who craves attention and goes on a murderous rampage to obtain notoriety. Jack and Paco get a break when they stumble upon Karen McClaren (Taissa Farmiga), a young, struggling journalist who may have met the killer at a club and could I.D. him – but she may also be his next target. Meanwhile, Kent has found himself a young woman who may be his ‘Bonnie’ to his twisted ‘Clyde’ in the form of Betty Beaumontaine (Erika Christensen), a nurse and single mother of two with a bit of a sadistic twist.

Alliances will be formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to help solve this case and get this nut job off the street. But the clock is ticking as Kent continues to set his sights on the innocent, and Jack and Paco will go to any means necessary to hunt down and capture this scumbag – dead or alive.

“Wicked City” stars Ed Westwick as Kent Grainger, Erika Christensen as Betty Beaumontaine, Jeremy Sisto as Jack Roth, Taissa Farmiga as Karen McClaren, Gabriel Luna as Paco Contreras, Karolina Wydra as Dianne Kubek, Evan Ross as Diver Hawkes, Anne Winters as Vicki Roth and Jaime Ray Newman as Allison Roth.

Guest starring are W. Earl Brown as Captain Dan Wilkinson, Kirk Baltz as Detective Artie Bukowski, Sara Mornell as Detective Eileen Miller, Doug Simpson as Detective Ralph Peyton, Andriana Manfredi as Emily Fuentes, Pilar Holland as female anchor, Kascee Murdock as Freddie Beaumontaine, Talia Toms as Jane, Heather Grace Hancock as Mallory Kharchenko, Olivia Moss as Mary, Stephen Pearcy as Roscoe, Lola Wayne Villa as Tiffany Beaumontaine, Joe Damian Daly as writer, Devon Reilly as Gloria, Hugo Bianqui as Mr. Maddy and Mark Mester as reporter #1.

”Pilot” was written by Steven Baigelman and directed by Tom Shankland & Jon Cassar.

“Wicked City” was created by Steven Baigelman, who serves as an executive producer along with Amy B. Harris, Jon Cassar and Mandeville Television’s Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks. The show is produced by ABC Studios.


Sep27 2015

Ed Westwick is Totally Game For a ‘Gossip Girl’ Reunion With Chace Crawford

Chuck Bass and Nate Archibald back together again?! It could happen — at least, if Ed Westwick has his way.

When E! News caught up with Westwick to talk about his new ABC show, Wicked City, the actor admitted he would totally be game for a mini-Gossip Girl reunion with former co-star Chace Crawford, who also has a new show on the network.

“We should do a crossover episode,” Westwick tells E! News. “It’s great, we’re great friends. They’re all like family to me. I’m very, very happy for [Chace].”

The idea popped into Westwick’s head after he ran into Crawford at the 2015 Summer TCA Press Tour, E! News reports. Like Westwick, Crawford was on hand to promote his own new show, ABC’s Blood and Oil.

It’s been three years since fans said goodbye to the CW hit show about New York’s trendiest Upper East Siders. Looking forward, Westwick also mused on how playing the devious Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl helped prepare him for his new role, an L.A. serial killer, on Wicked City.

“He was a young man who knew how to manipulate people, could be very charming and use that to his advantage a lot,” Westwick says of Bass. “And yet you could say that Kent, my character on Wicked City, is charming and uses that to manipulate people, albeit to a different end.”

So while we hold our breath for Westwick and Crawford’s on-screen reunion, you can catch Westwick as ruthless killer Kent on Wicked City this fall on ABC.

Wicked City premieres October 27 on ABC.

Source: People’s Choice


Sep26 2015

Leighton Meester & Adam Brody Welcome Baby — Congrats

leighton-meester-adam-brody-baby-congrats-gty-leadAlready posted this on twitter, but needs to be on the homepage too!

Blair Waldorf is officially a mother! Leighton Meester and her hubby Adam Brody have welcomed their first child together. Step aside Blake Lively, it looks like there is another ‘Gossip Girl’ baby now. Congrats!
Leighton Meester, 29, and Adam Brody, 35, have just added a new addition into their family. The happy couple welcomed their first child together — so exciting. It seems like yesterday we were watching them endure those pesky teenage years, on TV that is!

That bump has popped! Leighton and her hubby are proud parents of a newborn baby. Their precious bundle of joy was born last week, a source tells Us Weekly.

The former ‘Gossip Girl’ star and her man have yet to divulge any details surrounding the birth, but we can’t wait to hear if their newborn is a boy or girl! Their reps have yet to respond to a request for comment.

Although the couple kept the pregnancy hidden, the news broke on May 18 when pictures surface of the pair out for lunch in Los Angeles and Leighton was clearly showing off what looked like a baby bump. Her growing belly was on full display in a tight gray t-shirt with a plaid shirt over the top of the tank.

Leighton’s Priorities Have Changed
Although the couple is super private when it comes to their personal life, Leighton previously revealed in an interview with InStyle U.K. that her priorities have changed ever since tying the knot. “My values have shifted greatly in terms of what I find important,” she told the outlet. “It’s my family, my friends and having a personal life. Those are the things that need nurturing.”

Source: Hollywood Life – And many other sources, just type Leighton Meester in google news and you have tons of news messages!


Sep26 2015

‘Wicked City’ Cast Says ABC Serial Killer Show Will Push Boundaries Of Network TV

The cast of the upcoming ABC anthology series “Wicked City” sat down recently to talk a bit about the show. Jeremy Sisto revealed that the series, which is about a Bonnie and Clyde-esque duo of serial killers in the 1980s, will include some “dark stuff” that will definitely push the boundaries of what’s allowed on network television.

Sisto added that the killer duo operates in a place (Los Angeles Sunset Strip 1982) that is “infamous for its glam but also for its dark underbelly.”

Erika Christensen also pointed out that the characters live in “such an over-sexualized society, so we want to kind of bring it back and put things in context, like, this is crazy, remember? I think the fact that it’s on ABC actually helps that. It kind of puts it back in context.”

The show follows Kent (Ed Westwick), a man who lures young women to their deaths, and Betty (Christensen), a nurse and mother of two children.

Their paths cross one night, and although Kent plans on making Betty his next victim, he decides against it when he realizes she’s a mom. They form a twisted sexual bond that leads to her becoming his partner in crime.

Detective Jack Roth (Sisto) investigates the countless murders going on in L.A. Entertainment Weekly revealed that Roth’s wife, Liz, will be played by Jaime Ray Newman.

Liz notices her husband’s preoccupation with the case and worries that he will stray again with Detective Dianne Garrett or someone else.

The plot also involves a young wannabe journalist named Karen McClaren (Taissa Farmiga), who saw one of Kent’s victims the night she died. Has Karen finally found the big story that can jumpstart her career?

“Wicked City” premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

Source: Fashion N Style


Sep26 2015

Two new Wicked City promo’s


Sep20 2015

Ed attends 2015 Bafta Los Angeles TV Tea- September 19, 2015

Ed attended the Bafta Los Angeles TV Tea yesterday in LA. Added also photos of Ed out and about!

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