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Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 1:59PM EDT
One Tree Hills alums' mysterious Christmas project revealed: They're filming a Lifetime holiday movie
Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles and Antwon Tanner raised speculation about a One Tree Hill reunion earlier this week by posting on social media about a mysterious Christmas project. Turns out, they're all starring in The Christmas Contract, a holiday movie for Lifetime.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 9:19PM EDT
One Tree Hill cast members reunite for a mysterious Christmas project
Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Antwon Tanner and Danneel Ackles have all appeared this week in social media posts with the hashtag #christmas2018.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Hilarie Burton blasts One Tree Hill convention, prompting Sophia Bush to defend her
Burton received some backlash after she wrote of the annual One Tree Hill Eyecon convention: "I personally feel exploited by their ‘girl power' angle, which exists at the expense of some of us who went through a difficult time on that show. They're using our sisterhood as a sales gimmick. No thanks." That prompted Bush to defend her, writing: "Let's get real clear, real quick. Hilarie Burton is my sister. She is a big-hearted, brilliant, thoughtful, incredible human. She has had laser sharp, clearly defined integrity running up her spine as long as I have known her. She is a human being. She has feelings. She is entitled to her OWN OPINIONS. She does not make statements hastily."
Posted Thursday 3/01/18 at 10:28PM EST
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton welcome their second baby
The Walking Dead star announced on Twitter that he and his One Tree Hill alum wife had a second child. “Hey y’all… baby gal morgan is spectacular," he tweeted. "We just respecting her wishes for laying low a bit longer. But we super appreciate all the well wishes n stuff. Thank you. Xojdhilgusandbabygal." The two also have a 7 year-old son named Gus.
Posted Friday 12/22/17 at 2:05PM EST
Sophia Bush and Hilarie Burton respond to One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn’s firing from The Royals
“43 women came forward. To the ones who did and to the ones who didn’t or couldn’t, I hope this news is a salve to your souls,” Bush tweeted. “To the other predators out there? I hope this is a lesson that sometimes, even if it takes time, justice is served. You’re next.” Burton added: “The reason we cannot condone ‘degrees of harassment’ is because one day you get your butt or boob grabbed at work. And you laugh it off. You become conditioned. "She's such a good sport" they say. And then? You meet a Schwahn.”
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 5:41PM EST
The Royals creator Mark Schwahn fired following sexual harassment allegations
“We have concluded our investigation and Mark will not be returning to The Royals,” a spokesperson for Lionsgate TV said of Schwahn, who created and served as showrunner on E!’s The Royals after previously creating One Tree Hill. “The fourth season of the show has already completed production and will air as scheduled on E! in the spring.” The investigation was started after former One Tree Hill writer Audrey Wauchope accused Schwahn of sexual harassment, prompting 18 women who worked on the series to share their own stories of Schwahn's alleged inappropriate behavior on the set of the former CW series. Shortly after, 25 cast and crew members of The Royals also accused Schwahn of sexual harassment.
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:27AM EST
Hilarie Burton wonders why Matt Lauer was swiftly fired, but not The Royals creator Mark Schwahn
Burton, who’s one of many females who’ve accused the One Tree Hill creator of sexual harassment, tweeted: “It’s amazing to me that @nbc can fire Lauer, but Mark Schwahn — after over 40 women have come forward — is still on ‘suspension’ over at @e_entertainment. We just waiting for the whole thing to blow over? New day, new headline? Fire the predator. #BurnItDownSis.”
Posted Friday 11/17/17 at 6:40PM EST
Hilarie Burton and other cast and crew members detail One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn’s alleged sexual harassment
Burton says she earned a reputation for being “difficult” after she struggled against Schwahn's attempts to sexualize her during the first two seasons of The WB teen drama. “Things took a turn in season three,” Burton says. “That’s when Mark decided that I was his muse.” According to Variety, “Burton claimed that Schwahn twice forced himself on her, kissing her on the mouth without warning and against her will. She said Schwahn touched her inappropriately while in the presence of his wife. All in all, she described a culture on One Tree Hill in which Schwahn pitted women against each other, was verbally abusive, and spread false rumors about physical relationships he claimed to have had with female cast members.” Variety also spoke to a former writer on the show, Michelle Furtney-Goodman, who alleges that Schwahn “forced her head down between her knees, balanced a soda can on her, and joked about her performing oral sex.” Another actress, speaking anonymously, alleges that Schwahn grabbed and pulled her between his thighs. A rep for Schwahn declined to comment on the new allegations.
Posted Friday 11/17/17 at 1:22PM EST
Stephen Colbert grilled Ben Affleck on Harvey Weinstein and TRL groping of Hilarie Burton
“What I was accused of by a woman was of touching her breast while I gave her a hug,” Affleck said last night's Late Show. “I don’t remember it, but I absolutely apologized for it. I certainly don’t think she’s lying or making it up. It’s just the kind of thing that we have to as men, I think, as we become more aware of this, be really, really mindful of our behavior and hold ourselves accountable and say, ‘If I was ever part of the problem, I want to change.”
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 2:17AM EST
One Tree Hill creator accused of sexual harassment by his cast and crew
Stars Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and Bethany Joy Lenz joined other cast members and “brave crew” in writing an open letter in support of writer Audrey Wauchope, who tweeted over the weekend of One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn’s alleged sexual harassment on set. In the open letter, the cast and crew members said Schwahn's alleged behavior “was something of an ‘open secret.’ Many of us were, to varying degrees, manipulated psychologically and emotionally. More than one of us is still in treatment for post-traumatic stress. Many of us were put in uncomfortable positions and had to swiftly learn to fight back, sometimes physically, because it was made clear to us that the supervisors in the room were not the protectors they were supposed to be. Many of us were spoken to in ways that ran the spectrum from deeply upsetting, to traumatizing, to downright illegal. And a few of us were put in positions where we felt physically unsafe. More than one woman on our show had her career trajectory threatened.” Schwahn is currently creator/showrunner of E!’s The Royals. “We are monitoring the information carefully,” the three companies behind the show said in a statement to Deadline. “E!, Universal Cable Productions and Lionsgate Television are committed to providing a safe working environment in which everyone is treated respectfully and professionally.”
Posted Tuesday 10/24/17 at 4:58AM EDT
Jeffrey Dean Morgan reacts to Ben Affleck’s apology for groping wife Hilarie Burton years ago on TRL
The Walking Dead star says: “I don’t want to make a big deal of it because she didn’t, but I think everything that’s come out in the last couple of weeks, starting with Harvey Weinstein — anybody who has talked about it and even those who haven’t yet are incredibly brave and I think it’s time for change. Hopefully all this stuff is going to change this business. It’s prevalent all over and I’m proud of all these women. All women and my wife.”
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 2:10PM EDT
Ben Affleck apologizes to Hilarie Burton after she alleged he groped her on TRL in 2003
The actress and former MTV VJ tweeted “I didn’t forget” when a Twitter user brought up yesterday that Affleck had once groped her breasts on TRL. Burton even linked to a video showing the incident. This morning, Affleck tweeted: “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize.”