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90210’s original bad girl is back!

She created headlines in the 90’s then left the hugely popular series only to return for its first reboot in 2008 and then faced a massive and brave battle against breast cancer but where was Shannen Doherty when news dropped the original Peach Pitt Pals were once again reuniting?

Her name, along with teen heartthrob, the late Luke Perry were major omissions the news with fans wondering was the blood really that bad between Doherty and the rest of the gang? But no need to worry as Doherty herself dropped the news that she is infact coming back the the iconic 90’s zipcode.

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So yes!! Brenda Walsh, 90201’s original bad girl is back!!

Here’s the official synopsis of the reboot is as follows:

Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Shannen, Jason, Jennie, Ian, Gabrielle, Brian and Tori reunite when one of them suggests it’s time to get a ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ reboot up and running. But getting it going may make for an even more delicious soap than the reboot itself. What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends and frenemies come back together, as this iconic cast – whom the whole world watched grow up together – attempts to continue from where they left off?

No word as yet if the show will acknowledge the existence of the 2008 reboot and as it stood, Perry had not signed on for any involvement with the show prior to his death.

The 90210 reboot is slated to air later this year on FOX in the USA

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6 Awesome Themed Coloring Books You Need in Your Collection NOW!

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A sample from Lightburst Media’s Groovy 70’s coloring book

It’s been well over a year since coloring books for adults began to saturate the market with everything from flora and fauna, star wars and fantasy line art all readily available to buy online and in stores all over.  So popular the trend that Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford topped Amazons best selling list and has to date sold over 2 million copies world wide.

You’ll remember not too long ago, I delved into this world and wrote about some awesome finds for the pop culture minded as the range of books commonly available were filled with swirls and flowers and intertwining vines that weren’t my cup of tea.  Those Taylor Swift – Harry Styles – Jamie Dornan coloring books featuring base line art are starting to become more popular and more rampant on the market.

Take a peek at () books that are on my must-buy list!

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BACK TO THE 80’S : FADS AND FASHION COLORING BOOK FOR ADULTS BY LIGHTBURST MEDIA
Price Guide: Digital Download from etsy – $11AUD / Hard Copy – Approx $25 AUD via eBay

Featuring everything we love and love to hate from the 80’s – side pony tails, leg warmers, cassette tapes and hair bands, this 35 page coloring book is a must have for anyone that grew up in the era!

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CREATIVE COLOURING FOR GROWN-UPS: THE CLASSIC COMIC COLOURING BOOK
Price Guide: Hard Copy $17AUD from Booktopia

There’s over 100 pages featuring awesome comic cover art from the 1950’s in this book with femme fatales, aliens, monsters and heroes!

books2 THE 1990s COLORING BOOK : ALL THAT AND A BOX OF CRAYONS BY JAMES GRANGE
Price Guide: Hard Copy $15-$20AUD from eBay

While the artwork is very simple, there’s more of a nostalgia vibe, much like with the 80’s coloring book mentioned above.  Saved by the Bell, Clueless, 90’s fashion and much more is featured within the pages of this totally rad book!

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FAT LADIES IN SPAAAAACE BY THEO NICOLE LORENZ
Price Guide: Hard Copy $11AUD from Booktopia

The title says it all.  This coloring book is literally fat ladies in space….kicking butt!  The artwork is very clean and semi-disney-esque too!  There’s eighteen fat scifi heroines doing what they do best: trekking across the time and space, blasting off into adventure, and saving the day.

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MER WORLD PROBLEMS BY THEO NICOLE LORENZ
Price Guide: Hard Copy $11AUD from Booktopia (Pre-Order)

Continuing with Lorenz’s fun art is the soon-to-be-released Mer World Problems!  Filled with everyday problems the mermaid community deal with on a day to day basis with twenty examples of the most pressing issues mermaids face, including socially inept sea turtles, barnacle breakouts, interpersonal issues with fish, lack of wifi, and more.

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90210, Seinfeld, Degrassi, Saved by the Bell and more by Lovebug and Snapdragon
Price Guide: Digital Download from $5.50AUD from Etsy

Ever wanted to color your very own Elaine and Jerry or Dylan and Brenda?  With currently 11 hand drawn coloring books on offer, Lovebug and Snapdragon’s pop culture themed books are perfect for fans of shows like 90210 to Seinfeld to even Firefly!  The printable books range from 13+ pages!

Seen something you think I should add to this list?!  Sound off in the comments above!

Melrose Place is Getting the Unauthorized Lifetime Movie Treatment

Laura Leighton (Sydney Andrews) on set with controversial guest star Traci Lords
Laura Leighton (Sydney Andrews) on set with controversial guest star Traci Lords

First it was Saved by the Bell, then Beverly Hills 90210 and now, Lifetime have added another 90’s soap to it’s “Unauthorized behind the scenes” movies in the form of the all bitching, all back stabbing, all bed hopping and all blackmailing Melrose Place.

Originally created as an ‘authentic’ and ‘grounded’ look at 20-somethings in Los Angeles, Melrose Place quickly amped up the heat and star power and become one of the most watched prime time soaps on the 1990’s, created stars out of some of it’s (then) lesser known cast, created a spin-off (Models Inc), produced a re-boot (CW’s Melrose Place lasted one season in 2010) and included guest stars from Loni Anderson to Linda Grey to Chad Lowe and Kathy Ireland.

According to US Weekly, shortly after announcing the 90210 movie, Lifetime quickly jumped on board with The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story which will draw from true stories and anecdotes from interviews with the original cast and crew, The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story will highlight the remarkable behind-the-scenes moments that shaped the series — from early casting drama and Heather Locklear arriving to ‘save’ Melrose Place to the actors begging its writers for even wilder story lines to make them fan favorites.

Did Josie Bissett (Jane Mancini) ask for Jane to get a backbone?

Or did Laura Leighton and Grant Show’s (Jake Hansen) real-life romance influence writers to hook up Jake and Sydney?

While most of the drama took place within the walls of 4616 Melrose Place (Sydney and Jane’s wedding dress cat fight – Kimberly blowing up the apartment building, Amanda having cancer, Kimberly stealing Jo’s baby…..) the show and it’s cast were often featured in and on the cover of tabloid magazines.  Andrew Shue (Billy Campbell) and Courteney Thorne-Smith (Alison Parker) dated, so did Laura Leighton and Grant Show (Leighton eventually married another former cast member Doug Savant – who played gay social worker Matt Fielding).  There was also the rocky marriage of permanent ‘special guest star’ Heather Locklear and her then-husband rocker Tommy Lee that dominated the headlines, porn star Traci Lords guest appearance and the mysterious case of Bold and The Beautiful star Hunter Tylo’s shock axing for falling pregnant before even filming one scene as Taylor McBride – a role that eventually went to Lisa Rinna (Tylo took Spelling TV to court and won).

The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story will focus on the original series run from 1992 to 1999 where cast members included Amy Locane (Sandy Harling), Daphne Zuniga (Jo Reynolds), Thomas Calabro (Michael Mancini), Patrick Muldoon (Richard Hart), Marcia Cross (Kimberly Shaw) and Kelly Rutherford (Megan Lewis) among many many other names.

No word on casting or just what exactly will be featured in this ‘tell-all’ or an air date.

Will you be tuning in?  What do you hope to see covered?