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Oct 23
2012
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Oct 20
2012
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With its series premiere, ABC’s Nashville (airing Wednesdays at 10/9c) introduced you not only to country music superstar Rayna James (played by Connie Britton), but you also met other singers at different points on the spectrum. For one, there’s Juliette Barnes, the nubile crossover sensation whose popularity is threatening to dim Rayna’s spotlight. And while Juliette has a lot to learn about acting “nice,” and even as she sets her professional and prurient sights on Rayna’s bandleader Deacon, Hayden Panettiere is quick to sing her alter ego’s praises. “I don’t find a draw in playing someone who’s just pure evil,” she tells TVLine. “Juliette is a survivor, and that’s interesting to me. And the more I talk about it with [exec producer] RJ [Cutler], the more I realize how much Juliette and Rayna have in common. They’re both strong women, they’re both kind of rebels, she’s running away from her family and I’ve run away from mine…. If they didn’t happen to be in each other’s way at the moment, they would probably be good friends.”

As revealed in the premiere, Juliette has a drug addict mom whom she labors to keep from setting foot in her glamorous world. (“It’s very, very dark,” the actress says of that dynamic.) And the men she’s knocking cowboy boots with aren’t so much epic romances about which songs are written, but “anything to fill the void,” Panettiere posits. “She’s very damaged, and that’s something I’m sure a lot of people can relate to, when they’ve been through a lot in life.” As for the intimation that Juliette isn’t a gifted crooner but a product of Auto-Tune, Panettiere is “afraid people are going to take that line too literally and think, ‘OK, she’s not talented, she’s a witch to everyone, she has this rough-around-the-edges quality… What’s there to respect?’” So in her character’s defense, she likens Rayna’s rival to… Hugh Laurie’s TV doc? “I know this is the most out-there comparison, but I want her to be like House, because he’s such an ass but you respect him because he’s so good at what he does. Even though Juliette is conniving and twisted in a way, she’s still pretty wise for a young girl who got herself out of a bad situation and made a life for herself.”

Further down the Nashville ladder, there’s Scarlett O’Connor, the Bluebird waitress who’s about to cease being an undiscovered songwriter, and fellow up-and-comer Gunnar Scott. To say that the pair’s smoldering cover of The Civil Wars’ “If I Didn’t Know Better” brought the premiere to a satisfying close (and in doing so shot up the iTunes charts) is putting it lightly. “We’re the underdogs, the characters the audience can relate to a little more since they’re removed from the superstardom,” says Sam Palladio, the British actor who plays Gunnar. “That makes our story a bit more real, a bit more tangible.” What their story winds up being, however, remains to be seen. After all, Scarlett – a poet by nature – sort of stumbled into that show-stopping, scene-stealing musical moment. “Scarlett is very shy and modest, an incredibly humble person,” says Aussie beauty Clare Bowen. “Her drive has been focused on her boyfriend Avery (played by Jonathan Jackson), so she didn’t know that she has this talent that she does.” Adds Palladio: “Scarlett is apprehensive about taking the mantel of songwriter away from her boyfriend, so for her, [success] doesn’t sit as high on the scale as it does for Gunnar.” Regardless, as producer-DJ Watty White (J.D. Souther) scouts Scarlett and Gunnar on Rayna’s behalf, could the duo’s collaboration turn into something more…? “Probably! We’ll see what happens,” Bowen teases. Palladio in turn says with a wink, “I think you’re going to find them creating some interesting music together.”

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Oct 20
2012
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In a premiere filled with drama, sass and a whole lot of country flavor, ABC’s new series, “Nashville” kicked off last week and proved to be country gold.

Fans were introduced to country music queen Rayna James (Connie Britton), whose career is threatened by up-and-coming phenom Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), who is aiming to steal her spotlight.

Panettiere, who shows off her vocal skills on the series, takes on the role of Juliette Barnes, a cunning singer who believes she can backstab her way to the top of the charts.

When MTV News caught up with Panettiere recently, she assured us that her character is “not based off anybody,” and definitely not country sweetheart Taylor Swift, despite early rumors. In fact, all they share is a common age and blonde hair. But she did admit that when it was time for her to perform in front of an audience, she turned to another country star for some assistance.

“[Juliette] is her individual self and is not based off anybody. She’s got her own problems she’s running from, a very dark past,” Panettiere said. “But when it comes to the stage presence I watched a lot of Carrie Underwood because Carrie has that energy about her, not super choreographed on stage, but she can just go up there and own it and just take over.”

In the premiere episode of “Nashville,” Juliette comes off as manipulative and conniving, someone who abuses her assistant, but Panettiere promises once they peel back all of Juliette’s flaws, fans eventually will see some good.

“She’s got the weight of the world on her shoulders, she’s got everything in the world as well. It’s a combo — I feel like people are going to find that compassion for her,” Panettiere said. “I personally like her drive, I like her spunk, I like her sass. I think she’s driven and she won’t let anyone stand in her way.”

On Wednesday’s episode, entitled “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love With You)” Panettiere reveals that her mother, who is a drug addict trying to take advantage of her daughter, comes back to cause problems.

“Second episode for me, my dearest mommy comes back to town and finds me and causes a world of trouble,” Panettiere said. “And you’ll get to see more of that vulnerable Juliette, that angry Juliette and understand her a lot more. [There are] some betrayals, some reconnections, some interesting turns for sure.”

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Oct 19
2012
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ABC’s Nashville is adding to its musical pedigree.

The freshman drama has booked Wyclef Jean for a multiple-episode role, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Nashville stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, an aging country music superstar who’s asked to team with a young starlet in Juliette Barnes (Heroes’ Hayden Panettiere) when her record fails to catch on as the new label owners had hoped.

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The rapper, singer, politician and record producer will stick closely to what he knows best and play the head of a music label.

Jean announced the casting via Twitter, posting a photo (seen above) of himself with what he called the hottest cast on TV, featuring co-stars Sam Palladio (Gunnar), Clare Bowen (Scarlett) and Jonathan Jackson (Avery) and Rya Kihlstedt.

For Jean, the casting marks his latest on-screen role following Third Watch in addition to work on soundtracks for Glee and 30 Rock. He’s repped by CAA.

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Oct 19
2012
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I have added hd screencaps of Hayden in the latest episode of Nashville.


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1×02: I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love With You) [HD]

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