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‘For All Mankind’ Renewed for Season 2

Ahead of its series premiere on Apple TV+ next month, Ronald D. Moore’s space-race drama “For All Mankind” has been renewed for a second season, a spokesperson for the streaming service told TheWrap Tuesday.

Starring Joel Kinnaman, the series is set in a world where the global space race never ended. According to Apple the “what if” plot “spotlights the lives of NASA astronauts — the heroes and rock stars of their time — and their families.”

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“For All Mankind” will be available when Apple TV+ launches Nov. 1. The service is priced at $4.99 per month and will be free for one year when you buy a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod Touch. The platform will offer a seven-day free trial when it debuts.

Read the full article on The Wrap.

TVLine Interview: Shantel VanSanten Talks About Patty’s Quick Spark With Barry

TVLINE | Now, I only saw the first episode of The Messengers (pictured below), but I have to assume that The Flash is decidedly lighter fare.
Yes, it definitely is. [Laughs] It’s quite different. There’s not as much blood and such, and definitely not as many threats of world destruction.

TVLINE | I suppose the good thing about this being your fourth CW series (including a Beauty and the Beast arc) is it makes it easy for your family to find you on TV. They know which channel it is.
It is! And those shows create such loyal fan bases. I can’t tell you how many fans have told me they watched One Tree Hill, then they watch The Messengers, and they’ve always watched The Flash…..To have fans that see you play a multitude of different characters, I feel very fortunate.

TVLINE | What do you like most about Patty thus far?
I love that they write her as a strong, determined woman, but that she is quirky and awkward and funny — to some people. [Laughs] She’s this perfect balance of a cop with a gun who tells nerdy jokes and can hold her own in a science conversation, and that’s really fun for me.

TVLINE | You wore the uniform pretty well in your debut, with good posture and that “stance.” Have you ever played a cop before?
I haven’t. For Gang Related, playing the assistant district attorney, I spent two weeks with some of the police force here in L.A. — I did ride-alongs and I practiced shooting, because my father [on the show, played by Terry O’Quinn] was the head of the Gang Task Force, so I would have known all that stuff. But also, the minute you put the whole outfit on it comes naturally. You don’t have a whole lot of places to put your hands, wearing the giant belt with the flashlight, a gun, you have cuffs, you have a badge….

TVLINE | We saw how Joe begrudgingly allowed Patty onto the Metahuman Task Force. How will their dynamic evolve?
Joe is one you have to slowly win over, and with Patty’s sensibility and humor, he “finds her interesting” is the best way to say it. As we’ve seen in her debut episode and going forward, her determination and her will in fighting metahumans — for her, one in particular [Mark Mardon aka Weather Wizard] — starts to win him over. It’s difficult, though, because everybody has secrets — Joe especially, working with The Flash and S.T.A.R. Labs. That kind of plays into it all as well, because Patty wants trust and communication, to be treated as an equal partner.

TVLINE | Because they spend so much time together, does Patty get wind of the fact that Joe’s ex-wife, Francine, is back in town?
Of course, she’s going to sense that things are off — and Patty isn’t one who shies away from prying. I also think that Joe’s a very guarded person, so it’s going to take some time to get him to open him up, whereas with Barry and her, they kind of just hit it off. She and Barry have that same humor and kindred spirit, their love for science and the will to protect their city, so they connect on a lot of different levels.

TVLINE | How will Patty and Barry grow closer moving forward?
Well, we have a really, really fun date episode coming up [on Nov. 3], that Grant [Gustin] and I have both seen parts of. It’s really light-hearted and fun, their relationship. Most women, if you ask, will say they want “a man who makes them laugh,” and that was the first way they really connected after she totally geeked out on him and his forensics reports. They connect through telling the same jokes and understanding each other, so moving forward there’s a lot of that — a lot of nerdiness, a lot of scientific conversations. But she and Barry also work alongside each other on crime scenes, so solving things together will bring them closer, too.

TVLINE | Would you rather she stay in the dark about his secret identity?
I struggle with this one…. There hasn’t been an episode yet where Patty knows, and I keep wondering which way it’s going to go, if she ever will find out. I would want Patty to be OK with it [if she found out], because they can then work together, and after all they want the same things. But I think any human might feel betrayed with not knowing somebody fully, after you’ve been dating them for a while. So I dont know…. I hope that Patty takes it in a good way and wants to be a part of the [Flash] team, too — for my own and for Patty reasons.

TVLINE | What sort of relationship will Patty have with Iris? How do they get along?
It’s not like the comic books, which I really love, because I dont think it’s necessarily interesting to watch two women be catty to each other. I love that they just have an understanding relationship, where Patty knows that Barry was raised by Joe and with Iris, and she respects that, that they’re a “family unit” — even though it’s a little more complicated than that. [Laughs] I don’t think Patty knows that part, at all.

TVLINE | Could Patty’s anti-metahuman agenda ultimately drive her to go too far, if pressed?
That’s going to be another interesting question this season — if she is faced with Mark Mardon, what would she do? That has played over and over in my head. You worked your whole life to have justice for someone killing your father for a couple hundred dollars, so what would you do if they were right in front of you and you had the power and opportunity to kill him?  I don’t know what I want Patty to do, but I know it will be really interesting when they write it. I just want her to find a place of peace — and maybe she can have that without ever having to take down Mark Mardon. Who knows!

Source: TVLine

Exclusive Interview: Shantel VanSanten of ‘One Tree Hill’

Hi Shantel! How are you?
Hi! Wonderful. I’m actually sitting on my balcony in Puerto Rico, so I guess I can’t complain! We’re shooting an episode here, so I’m semi-at work, but not until Monday.

Awesome! When do you guys finish filming the season?
We finish up this coming Thursday, so we get to finish up in Puerto Rico.

That’s really cool. I’m jealous!
I know! It’s so cool. I can’t believe it. I woke up this morning, opened my curtains, and I was like, “This is my job. This is where I get to work this week. It’s not bad.”

Definitely not bad. Are you going back to North Carolina afterward?
We don’t know yet about a season 9, so as of right now, everything is kind of on hold in my life. There’s talk of season 9 and we’ll see what happens over the next few weeks. So I may be going back there. I’m kind of just going to be what I like to call a “squatter.” I’m just going to nomadically travel around and see friends that I haven’t been able to see. Just take a little bit of time off for the next three weeks until I know what’s going on.

Do you want a ninth season? What’s your take on it?
I would love to come back. I think it would be cool because I know especially for Sophia, Austin, James and Joy who have been on the show for longer than me, they all want to know that it’s the end, you know what I mean? They all want somebody to say, “OK, this is the final season.” We don’t really know what our network is going to do and if we’ll have another one. I think it would be great to give, especially the fans who have followed it for years, the right closure and finish off a series that’s been on forever the right way. So, I would love to come back. I would love to have a job. You know, who wouldn’t?

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Shantel VanSanten’s sinful treats in Las Vegas

Misc > Visits Sugar Factory at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on October 2, 2010

Musician Ryan Cabrera and “One Tree Hill” actress Shantel VanSanten were spotted indulging in some sinfully scrumptious treats last night at Sugar Factory at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The affectionate duo sampled many of Sugar Factory’s popular confections and mouth-watering desserts, and playfully explored the adult candy products as well. VanSanten’s favorite item was Sugar Factory’s signature Couture Pop in the “Black Onyx” style with a creamy orange lollipop top.

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Five Questions with One Tree Hill’s Shantel VanSanten

After a mini break, One Tree Hill is back with four brand new episodes beginning this Monday, April 26th at 8 p.m. ET on the CW. We totally love Shantel VanSanten as Quinn James — sister to Hayley, fun-loving aunt to Jamie, and finally girlfriend to super sports agent Clay (played by the totally sexy Robert Buckley). So, we jumped on the chance to chat with Shantel all about her life on and off the One Tree Hill set!

CosmoGirl: When did you know you wanted to be an actress?

Shantal VanSanten: Despite my mother saying I have been destined to be an actress my whole life, I remember being the kid who grew up not knowing what I wanted to do with my life. I went from thinking I wanted to be a nun at one point, to going to college for journalism! I was involved in the arts and theater from early on, but it wasn’t until I took an acting class when I was 17 that I realized how passionate I felt about it. When I got the chance to start smaller acting jobs I realized this is what I wanted to do. I still have to pinch myself and be thankful that I get the chance to make a living doing what I love.

CG: What was it like joining the cast of One Tree Hill this season as the “new girl” on the set?

SV: I was so nervous when I started OTH because, with it being their 7th season, they had all worked together forever and were a family. Not to mention two of the show’s core characters were now gone. I wanted to come in and bring ME to the table and what I am about to Quinn. Robert Buckley (Clay) and myself really bonded because we were the two “newbies.” But instantly we were both welcomed and a part of the OTH family. Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley) and I spent a lot of time together because we play sisters and we have such an amazing relationship now that I am really grateful for! I also got to work with Jackson Brundage (Jamie). I’m a child at heart so we were always playing pranks or joking. We shoot the show in Wilmington, NC and it’s a small town. Everywhere you go you get to see cast and crew out and about all the time. I left feeling like I had officially joined the OTH family!

CG: Your character Quinn has two sisters. Do you have siblings that helped you relate?

SV: I have a sister who is 18 and a brother who is 17. I’m very close to them. I have two best friends for life in them and they love helping me run lines or reading scripts with me! Family is the most important aspect of my life and I pull so much of Quinn’s relationship with Haley from my sisters and mine. We have lots of inside jokes and things we do that Joy and I put into scenes sometimes!

CG: What were you like in high school — did you go to your prom?

SV: I went to an all-girls school with 43 people in my class so dances were small. I always went with girlfriends or a blind date. I had a real date for my prom and he was shocked that we chose our prom queen out of a hat. Everyone who wanted to be queen wrote down their name and you hoped they pulled yours! I always loved dressing up and because we wore uniforms to school, the dance let us express ourselves through fashion!

CG: Who are your fashion inspirations?

SV: I draw from a lot of people like Heidi Klum, Kate Hudson and Rachel Bilson. I think they add their own individuality into what is “hot” at the moment. My style is dependent on my moods so I feel like it’s all over the place. I love anything embellished and a good pair of jeans is a MUST!

Source: CosmoGirl.com

One Tree Hill’s Shantel VanSanten: My First Fashion Week!

One Tree Hill star Shantel VanSanten, 24, hit up New York City’s Spring 2010 fashion shows for the first time ever. After checking out the latest looks from Alice + Olivia, Jill Stuart, Badgley Mischka and Diane Von Furstenberg, she opened up to UsMagazine.com.

Us: So this is your first time at the tents?
SV: It is! I’ve always always been working in Russia or New Orleans or somewhere so I’ve never been able to make it before. I’m excited.

Us: What are some of your favorite looks?
SV: I love that all of Alice + Olivia’s clothes have such a youthful spirit. I love the funky to feminine aspect of Jill Stuart. I went to DVF, and the clothes were incredible. I kept saying that’s my favorite and then something else would walk by and that’d be my favorite.

Us:
How would you describe your personal style?
SV: It changes day to day. Sometimes I wake up and feel punk rock, like I’m in a band. I am always all over the map.

Us: Whose style do you love?
SV: Kate Hudson is my style icon.

Us: Your One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush is a huge supporter of fashion week. Do you guys talk fashion on set?
SV: We do. I actually gave her a pair of Omelle shoes that she wore to the Alice + Olivia event the other night.

Source: USmagazine.com