You know… it’s hard when your favorite celebrity couple just can’t seem to get it together. I’m still not over the Kelis/Nas divorce, and I’m still waiting for Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp to work it out… which they totally will… right? Right??? Alas, some things just aren’t meant to be, y’all. Yesterday we payed visual homage to hot guys who’ve saved the world, in preparation for the series premiere of the new CW show Arrow. And today we’re reliving and re-lurving some of our favorite star-crossed celebrities, because the CW is also gearing up for the series premiere of Beauty and the Beast. Now don’t get me wrong, these celebs were not exactly Romeo & Juliet, but like the original star-crossed lovers you kinda just loved the idea of them, even if it all ended in tragedy… or in Diddy‘s case, in Cassie. What? Peep the gallery for more and click inside to watch the extended trailer for Beauty and the Beast!
Beauty and the Beast
Catherine “Cat” Chandler (Kristin Kreuk, “Smallville,” “Chuck”) is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective, who is haunted by her own tragic past. When she was a teenager, Cat witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen. Cat would have been killed too, but someone – or something – saved her. No one has ever believed her, but she knows it wasn’t an animal that attacked the assassins…though it was strange and terrifying, it was human.
Years have passed, and although she thinks about her mother every day, Cat is now strong and confident, a capable police detective working with her equally talented partner, Tess Vargas (Nina Lisandrello, “Nurse Jackie”). The two women make a good team, and have become close friends while working on countless homicide cases under the supervision of their tough-but-fair boss, Joe Bishop (Brian White, “The Shield,” “The Cabin in the Woods”). Cat has also become close to another co-worker, the medical examiner Evan Marks (Max Brown, “The Tudors,” “MI-5”), and they’ve developed a fun, flirtatious relationship that could easily turn into something deeper – if Cat would let that happen. However, much to the concern of her younger sister, Heather (Nicole Gale Anderson, “Make It or Break It”), Cat’s romantic inclinations tend toward bad boys.
While investigating a new case Cat and Tess discover fingerprints that lead to a handsome doctor named Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan, “Terra Nova”), who was reportedly killed by enemy fire while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Digging deeper, Cat learns that Vincent is actually still alive. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years. With the help of his childhood friend J.T. Forbes (Austin Basis, “Life Unexpected”), Vincent has been able to guard his terrible secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses. Cat is stunned when Vincent admits he was the “animal” who saved her the night of her mother’s murder. Vincent doesn’t admit the whole truth – he is emotionally tied to Cat and has been watching over her for years…
Learn more about the show here and tune in for the series premiere of Beauty and the Beast this Thursday, October 11 at 9 pm EST.