Rider Strong on Corey/Topanga’s Divorce, Jimmy Fallon’s tribute to Bob Marley, Would Chuck hurt Blair on Gossip Girl and more


Vanity Fair spoke with Rider Strong and asked if Corey and Topanga would be divorced today since divorce rates are very high for those who get married before the age of 20. Rider answered with “Probably,” but quickly changed his answer to “No, no, no…” since the show proved time and time again that those two were meant for each other and would probably still be together in “magical happy land.” To check out the full interview, click here…Rider also touches on how Mr. Turner quickly disappeared.

— Just what you wanted: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino gets his own Jersey Shore spinoff. Yuck.

— The top 10 of Maxim’s Hot 100 List are Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Victoria’s Secret model), Olivia Munn, Katy Perry, Cameron Diaz, Mila Kunis, Bar Rafaeli, Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Cobie Smulders and Jennifer Lawrence. Check out the full gallery and list here.

E! News will premiere Lady Gaga’s new video, “Judas,” Thursday night at 7 p.m.

Jimmy Fallon will welcome Ziggy Marley, Chris Cornell, Jennifer Hudson, Jakob Dylan and Lenny Kravitz next week for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’s tribute to Bob Marley, which will mark the 30th anniversary of Marley’s final concert and death.

Nicollette Sheridan’s Desperate Housewives suit is going to trial. Honestly, until the writers come up with a better plot for next season, they should just fill the hour with the court case.

— I didn’t get a chance to delve into the whole Chuck and Blair “domestic disturbia” yesterday, but E! spoke to Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Safran and here’s an excerpt (go here for the full interview):

I thought it was interesting that Chuck actually grabbed her and that the consequence of that fight was Blair had the most perfect, beautiful, dainty injury, which are two symbolically significant things. Did this moment verge on abuse? What was going on in this scene?
The way we viewed it, I think it’s very clear that Blair is not afraid in those moments, for herself. They have a volatile relationship, they always have, but I do not believe—or I should say we do not believe—that it is abuse when it’s the two of them. Chuck does not try to hurt Blair. He punches the glass because he has rage, but he has never, and will never, hurt Blair. He knows it and she knows it, and I feel it’s very important to know that she is not scared—if anything, she is scared for Chuck—and what he might do to himself, but she is never afraid of what he might do to her. Leighton and I were very clear about that.

My thoughts: Chuck may not have full-on attacked Blair physically, but the emotional baggage these two have given each other should be considered a form of abuse.

Here’s an extended preview of next week’s episode (“Shattered Bass”):
[View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOplpiRKr4k]


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