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Six degrees of Tom Welling
1) Happy Birthday to Michael Rosenbaum! Michael turns 38 today. I'm sure he'll celebrate in style, he always does. I just hope we get to hear all about it. :)

ETA: Michael tweets!

2) The elusive Tom Welling was spotted on Martha's Vineyard! No pics, but I'm glad to hear he's taking some time off and relaxing a bit before both Smallville and Hellcats start filming this week. The man is about to get insanely busy.

“Smallville” stud Tom Welling, a Vineyarder in the summer, sipping a cappuccino at the Beetlebung Coffee House in Vineyard Haven . . .


3) Annette O'Toole is on Twitter! Follow her at @JimmyJindo!

I love her for calling TWoP on their crass behavior:

And we know it's really her, because her husband, Michael McKean (whom she adorably calls Mikey), re-tweeted her.

4) Aly Michalka and Ashley Tisdale are going to be featured on the cover of Seventeen magazine! I'm happy to see Hellcats get this kind of media attention, and I figure there's always a chance there will be a story inside with a quote about Tom.

5) I'm sharing this because I am so appalled by it. I was thrilled when Ashley Tisdale was cast in Hellcats, not only because I loved her in the HSM movies, but also because she has an enormous fan base that can only help the show in the ratings. But I was taken aback by what that popularity subjects the poor girl to on a daily basis. And she's not going to some red carpet event, she's just trying to get her hair done!

6) Finally, the Naperville Sun TV critic takes a look at the different roles cheerleaders have played in recent series television HERE. It's an interesting read, with mentions of Smallville, Glee, Heroes, and Friday Night Lights, although I can't say I agree with how the author pigeonholes the characters on Hellcats.

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starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: July 11th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
1) Happy birthday, Michael! I'm sure he's having a wacky gala time somewhere! :D (And he looks so dashing in that picture!)

2) This next year is going to be so hectic for him! I hope he and Jamie get to spend some quality time together in between all that.

3) Ooh, she's so fiery! I love it. (And I love that she writes full sentences on Twitter, with proper punctuation. Twitter isn't usually populated with good writers! :P)

4) Nice to see that the girls like each other! I can't wait to see their chemistry when the show airs. :)

5) Oh, man. I get so uncomfortable with pap videos, especially when the photographers start throwing out random questions at the actors. It must be terrible to not even be able to go to the salon without getting swarmed! :/

6) Thanks for the link to the article! It was an interesting read, and it will definitely be interesting to see how Hellcats deals with the topic of cheerleading, especially as it is the focus of the show, as opposed to shows like SV, Dawson's Creek, Heroes or Glee, in which it is just part of a bigger plot.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 12th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
1) He looked great at that event. I love him in that suit.

2) I don't know how he's going to do it all, but we've already seen that nobody works harder than he does. I hope it all pays off for him in a glorious final season for Smallville and success for Hellcats!

3) She's smart, funny, and outspoken! I wish more celebs I follow were like her.

4) I like that the relationship between the characters rises above the stereotype. I've already seen people write the show off, thinking they've seen it all before, but Marti isn't the typical tough girl with a chip on her shoulder, and Savannah isn't the done-to-death spoiled mean girl. I'm looking forward to seeing how their friendship develops, and what we learn about them as the show progresses.

5) That vid horrifies me. *shudders* Maybe Vancouver will be at least a little better in that respect, and it will be a relief for her to be filming there.

6) That's the thing, we haven't had a show where the main focus is on cheerleading, that part is brand new. And I think that critic underestimates the show when she describes cheer as something that's holding the characters back, something they need to escape in order to become self-actualized.
eternal_moonie From: eternal_moonie Date: July 11th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
absolutely awesome post!!! Hope that cappuccino was good lol!

And Annette on Twitter!! YAY!! Following!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 12th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you liked it. It's kind of a random collection, but everything ties back to Tom. :)

Annette's great! I remember when Michael McKean used to tweet funny things and add, "from the Missus." Now we can hear from her directly.
byrka62 From: byrka62 Date: July 11th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
you always have such awesome news! Thanks for this!! Cool to hear Tom is getting some vacation time! To bad for no pics! Thanks though! That's awesome that Annette is on twitter, totally following!! Thanks again!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 12th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want pics, desperately so, but at the same time I'm glad that there evidently is a place where Tom can be left in peace. I'm so happy he had even a little bit of vacation, I was afraid Hellcats was going to eat up his entire hiatus with work.

I was excited to see Annette pop up on Twitter. I know Tom will never do anything like that, but I think Justin would be fun. BQM needs to talk him into it. :)
byrka62 From: byrka62 Date: July 11th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did a little searching and found this, this is apparently where Tom was....

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 12th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Now we can imagine just what he looked like having that cappuccino...
tasabian From: tasabian Date: July 11th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Rrowwrrr, that picture of Michael!

Nice to hear of Tommy getting some relaxation time!

Yay for Annette on twitter! *follows* She tells it like it is!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 12th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Rrowwrrr, that picture of Michael!

He looked so handsome that night! I love that little smile. ♥

Nice to hear of Tommy getting some relaxation time!

It is! I was a little worried his producer duties on Hellcats would make his annual retreat to Martha's Vineyard impossible this year.

Yay for Annette on twitter!

Her tweets are a cut above most. She has a great sense of humor.
dawnybee From: dawnybee Date: July 11th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Annette is a hoot. I seriously laughed my butt off about her Mel Gibson tweet.

One of the best pics of Rosey of late. And damn ppl in Martha's Vineyard who don't know how to stealthly take a picture. Which is an intrusion, but the lack of Tom candids sometimes makes me crazy.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 12th, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Annette is really funny, and smart. She's especially good with those name games.

That pic of Michael is my favorite of the night. He looks so happy, and yummy!

We need some serious stealth photography. A government issue spy camera hidden in a Bosox hat that will momentarily catch Tom's eye, maybe even garner a smile! *plots*
silverscreengal From: silverscreengal Date: July 12th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC) (Link)
A Tom sighting!! Woooo!! Since I had my amazing dream about Tom, I can't get him off my mind. So hearing he is in Martha's Vineyard is taking my breath away. Thanks for sharing, T.

I wanna share my pic but I can barely figure out how to put a picture up on my own posts, much less in the comment section. *sigh* I think if I did, I'd be dangerous...lol.

Imagine yourself having coffee at the next table!!!

The coffee shop is right down the street from the famous Black Dog Tavern. I wonder if he went there after his coffee just to say hi!!!

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 12th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
See, at least when Smallville is over, you can count on Tommy hanging in your neck of the woods for part of the year. Who knows when you might run into him? ;)

That pic of the coffee shop is very helpful for visualization purposes. :) I suppose MV is one of the few places where Tom can expect to be treated with relative normalcy. But even with all the rich, famous and beautiful people who flock there every summer, I still think he would draw every eye. I will admit to being somewhat biased, however.

I guess we sort of have an answer to your question about Black Dog, since Tom was spotted again, hanging with (among others) Rob Douglas. I'm glad he was out having fun!
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 13th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Good Lord, just what the hell is wrong with those TWOP people.

I know! That was awful, and so NOT funny. I finally broke myself of the habit of going to TWoP, so thankfully I no longer see the vitriol that is posted there. I adore AOT for taking a stand against them.

I think Hellcats have a great opportunity to use the premise of cheerleading the way FNL does with football.

I totally agree! I don't mean to compare the shows, because really, what other show could ever hope to measure up to FNL (*worships FNL*), but Hellcats has potential, and possibilities.
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: July 12th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
O hai Michael!!! *drools*

Remind me, this "Tom Welling". He's the guy in the wet t-shirts?
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 13th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Doesn't he look fabulous?!

Tom Welling? He's the guy on the cover of TV Guide! \o/
serenography From: serenography Date: July 16th, 2010 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Weird. I just got your entry in a google alert. I guess I missed more than I thought when I was away last weekend.

Omg, I love Annette so much already, but I think I love her even more for slapping TWOP down. You can imagine that as a Lana fan, TWOP has never been high on my list of enjoyable forums. ;)

Thanks for the head's up about Annette being on Twitter. I hadn't realized that before.

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