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Sara • October 08, 2018 • 0 Comments

Marie Claire – In the 18 months since Donald Trump was elected president, a handful of Hollywood actors have taken on part-time roles as political activists. Among them is former One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush, who can currently be found fighting the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh tooth and nail—protesting, petitioning, tweeting, and passionately siding with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in the ’80s. (Bush has even been mocked by Breitbart, which is how you know you’ve made it in 2018. I’m not going to link to that.)

A lifelong activist, Bush has emerged as a major player in the resistance movement. She’s a founding member of TIME’s UP, delivered a speech at the Women’s March this year, partnered with The Outrage to create a clothing line that benefits causes like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, and tweets almost constantly about Trump and the (many) people his administration marginalizes, to the point that she’s gotten death threats over it. So it should come as no surprise that Bush is vehemently against the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, which looks like an increasingly likely prospect this weekend.

“To everyone saying “why did they wait? The timing feels suspect,” etc…Just remember Bill Cosby,” Bush wrote on Twitter on the eve of Dr. Ford’s testimony. “No one wanted to believe it about him. It was true. And he’s going to prison. I’d wager more women victimized by Kavanaugh will vome [sic] forward. Women feel safety in numbers.” (Indeed, two more women have accused Kavanaugh of assault since Dr. Ford stepped forward—claims Kavanaugh denies.)

Like other stars with huge fan bases independent of politics—Bush, of course, starred as the sharp, fierce Brooke Davis in the CW’s One Tree Hill, a character often described as an OG feminist—Bush actively encourages her social-media following to practice activism in their own lives, from registering to vote to showing up to support women. “I’m a social liberal,” she told Refinery29 in December. “I believe in equality for all…I believe we should smash the patriarchy and systemic racism and actually make healthcare more easily accessible than weaponry.”

Central to Bush’s belief system is her feminism, which she proudly went on the record about in 2014. “I don’t think there was ever a time where I wasn’t [a feminist],” she told Teen Vogue in 2016, just before she went out on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton. In 2017, she quit the NBC drama Chicago PD, hinting that her departure was related to a negative atmosphere for Bush on set. She told Refinery29:

“I couldn’t do that job anymore…[I told them that] if something really drastic doesn’t change, I’m leaving at the end of the year…I’m giving you 23 episodes’ notice. There will be no conversation in which I was hysterical, emotional, in which I was being a quote “irrational female” or whatever you want to put on it. I’m literally sitting in front of you, like, cool as a cucumber.”

Bush has also gone on the record about how being a woman on the set of One Tree Hill became unexpectedly devastating, joining the rest of the show’s female cast to accuse creator Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment and emotional abuse. (Schwahn has not commented publicly on the claims.) “Why am I supposed to suffer and kill my own career because somebody else can’t keep their dick in their pants?” Bush later said in an interview with Sirius XM.

Now, in the run-up to the midterm elections, Bush is amping up her activism as much as her time allows: Even though she just scored a leading role in new show Surveillance, she tweets almost exclusively about politics and the “blue wave” she and other activists are pushing for in November.

Sara • April 01, 2018 • 0 Comments

Hello Sophia fans! I’ve been going back and forth about posting this or not, as we are first and foremost a source for news and career related updates. But lately this whole thing have been heavily discussed on social media, and I know many might be confused about what’s going on (I certainly was). I’ve therefore decided to share an article explaining everything that has happened between Hilarie and Sophia and the EyeCon convention, as well as a couple of my own thoughts.

As some of you might know, a lot of the One Tree Hills girls were set to attend an EyeCon-hosted “One Tree Hill” convention later this year. It turns out they weren’t made aware the convention changed the con focus to “Girl Power” / “Empowering Women”, and by that also marketing it as though the girls on the show would talk about their struggles and what went on behind the scenes on the set (read the article below for more information on that if you’re not already aware). The cast never agreed to this, and as she has made it clear already, Hilarie (Burton) isn’t ready to relive what happened to her back then. As the great and supportive friend she is, Sophia came to Hilarie’s defense once everything became very messy and public. Hilarie has been given a lot of hate on social media, partly caused by the convention themselves, and I’m proud of both her and Sophia for sticking up for each other and holding their ground! While the Convention theme might be a good and important one, the cast should have been made aware upfront and asked if they were ready for it. We’ve all been heartbroken to hear what they had to endure during the One Tree Hill filming, and they should be allowed to move on from it now. I know those who hoped to meet them there must be gutted they are now dropping out of it, but please, let us not lose focus of what’s most important! I hope we can all support the girls with their decision – I certainly back them 100%, and I’m once again so proud of them both.

Below you can read E! Entertainment’s full story on the situation, which explains what happened in full. You can also read Sophia’s full statement, where she defends Hilarie and announce that she’s out of the convention as well.

Sophia Bush shall not be messed with.

The 35-year-old actress took to Twitter today, posting a lengthy message in response to those attacking her former co-star, Hilarie Burton, for stating that she will not be attending an upcoming annual One Tree Hill EyeCon convention.

“I’m sorry Mary. I will not be attending any EyeCon events. Ever,” Burton wrote to a fan. “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.”

Following her tweet, multiple members from EyeCon responded to the star on Twitter, which the organization then re-tweeted from their official account.

After seeing the backlash from the EyeCon organization, Bush quickly came to her friend’s defense. “Hilarie Burton is my sister. Don’t f–k with her. Period,” she wrote along with a lengthy supportive message.

As E! News previously reported, One Tree Hill showrunner, Mark Schwahn, was accused of sexual harassment by 18 cast and crew members in an open letter published in November. In addition, cast members including Bush, Burton, Jana Kramer and Bethany Joy Lenz expressed their support for their former colleague Audrey Wauchope who also accused Schwahn of sexual harassment.

Read Bush’s full response in support of Burton below.

“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. She didn’t say something about a business situation and the way that it was handled that was ‘based on emotion, not logic.’ And the fact that a ‘business organization’ would DARE to say such a thing has a fire burning in me.

So let’s get brutally honest. You want to throw a ‘women’s empowerment’ event but bash a woman who said that the way it’s been handled doesn’t feel good to her? A woman whose personal victimization took the world’s stage this past fall? Whose sisterhood circled around her, and each other, to see to it that he be stopped from treating other women in such a way? How. Dare. You.

Want to know why Hil said she feels exploited by this ’empowerment’ con? Well add my name to that hat. Because so do I. We told our stories. As a united front. We refused to let it get tabloidy and gross. And then suddenly a convention publicly announced that they want to empower women? Now, that would have been FINE – lovely, even – IF THEY HAD SPOKEN TO US ABOUT THIS. Had they called our reps and said, ‘as fellow victims in our own individual ways, we want to make the next con all about women, and raise money for women’s charities.’ They did not. Let me repeat. They. Did. NOT. They didn’t ask a single one of us if we’d feel okay focusing a convention, which is dedicated to the show on which many of us were harassed or abused behind the scenes, around those very issues and thus offer an expectation to all fans and attendees that we would be discussing these past violations and focusing on issues that none of us want to be forced to relive in meet and greets and photo sessions. They made an announcement without thinking of any of the women of One Tree Hill for a second. And now they are defending themselves by saying that Mark took advantage of them too? That he ruined their ability to watch a show which felt like their safe space. Well it HAPPENED to us.

They are also now saying that because they too have stories from their own lives, they couldn’t have possibly pounced on the business opportunity of capitalizing on our experiences. And my heart breaks for their past pain. But those painful realities are not mutually exclusive from a clear business opportunity. None of those deeply personal experiences of the women behind the scenes of this event will be asked about in Q&As. None of those women will be asked to expand in front of an audience about what MeToo means to them. None of those women will have their past be made fair game fodder without their EXPRESS PERMISSION and CONSENT. Any of us who has spoken about this – in interviews, on panels, at conferences – has been ASKED FIRST. They did not ask us. They announced a deeply personal theme and intention, which revolves in this context, around what all OTH fans know happened to us, without thinking about us at all. And forgive me if it now feels like the claim of charity fundraising is being made to cover this up. (For example, they cited Ian doing a con to raise money for his charity? That didn’t just happen. It was PLANNED. Where was our opportunity to plan any such fundraiser prior to this announcement being made and the expectation that because of the ‘theme’ we would all just be on board?)

Don’t even get me started on the reality – which I know for a FACT – that multiple women reported a male guest at these conventions behaving inappropriately and this ‘organization’ did NOTHING. He was invited back multiple times, until more than one of us women was alerted and then jointly said expressly that we would never do another con if he were present. Again. FACT.

So. Yes. This feels exploitative. Yes, this feels like a violation. And the fact that a ‘business’ would behave in such a childish and offensive manner as to incite the bashing of an actress sharing her personal opinion about her feelings – the fact that they would stoop so low as to retweet hateful messages about her – or pit victims against one another? I’ve seen fans attacking each other over whose abuse is worse?! This is revolting. REVOLTING. To shame a woman and say she’s ’emotional not logical?’ I thought that kind of bullsh-t was reserved for mansplaining. And low and behold it’s being done by women. How dare you. Here’s me being logical, listing out facts and your failures to behave professionally with both your statements and your backend communications with us. Here’s me ALSO expressing my emotions of anger and disgust and saying that I’m out. You won’t be seeing me there. I wasn’t going to attend because I too felt icky about the ‘theme’ given the complete lack of conversation about it. But now? Nah. You came for my sister. That’s the most anti-women-support-women action I’ve seen. So yeah. This is me officially saying I’m out too.”

Sara • November 06, 2017 • 1 Comment

Hello Sophia fans! I have a big gallery update for you all today, and this is one I know all who miss One Tree Hill as much as I do will enjoy. Screen captures of Sophia as Brooke in the 18 episodes long 5th season of the show have been added! This season saw the show jump 4 years into the future, and while the earliest seasons will always be my favorites, I really love Brooke in this one. From succeeding with her fashion line and constantly chasing her dreams, to being there for all her friends who are going through a rough time, and taking in a baby who needs care while visiting the town for a heart surgery – no wonder she’s one of the most loved and admired television characters of the recent years.

I’ll soon have season 6 to 9 up as well, and as soon as all are completed, I will start working on our One Tree Hill page. I plan to add a complete episode guide, character pages (biography, style files, quotes, trivia) and other fun pages. If there is something you wish to see, just leave a comment on this post or send me a message on twitter!

Four years after high school; Karen is travelling the world with her daughter, Lily and boyfriend, Andy. Lucas has a new girlfriend, Lindsey, and a best-selling book. Brooke’s fashion line has taken off, but she still feels like her life is missing something. Haley has become a teacher at Tree Hill high. Nathan is in a wheelchair after a bar accident, and has to deal with recuperating and a future that possibly has no basketball in it. Peyton’s career didn’t take off in L.A., and she returns to Tree Hill still mourning the end of her relationship with Lucas. Dan is released from jail and is hoping for forgiveness. Deb becomes Jamie’s nanny after the previous one kidnapped him, tried to steal Nathan, and tried to kill Haley. Mouth begins a new relationship with Brooke’s assistant Millicent and tries to become successful in the sports reporting world.