One Tree Hill Trivia About Brooke Davis

“A character who doesn’t love Brooke Davis…I wouldn’t even know how to write that.”

  1. Felix makes Brooke dine and dash, she spends part of the night in an open grave, and she kisses Peyton in order to win dare night.

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  2. Lucas wrote, “You’re mine forever.”

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  3. She tells Jamie that he’s old enough to pick out his own birthday present.

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  4. In the moment, Julian tells Brooke about a movie opportunity in New Zealand. So, Brooke lets the waves wash over the message and she doesn’t tell him about it.

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  5. The list included, “learn to speak French, watch every James Bond movie, climb K2, go into outer space, get drunk at Oktoberfest, go sky diving, and have a baby.”

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  6. Julian actually reads Brooke’s diary entry about wanting to just sit with her family before Brooke puts her diary in the boat during the Burning Boat Festival.

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Hilarie Burton Fought for Sophia Bush Friendship on ‘One Tree Hill’

Sticking together. Ever since One Tree Hill began in 2003, Hilarie Burton and Sophia Bush have been best friends. However, that didn’t always come easy.

“I thought the story line between Peyton and Brooke was the love story of the show. The love stories with all the boys, those were fun, those were important, but Sophia and I had to fight for our own friendship,” the Rural Diaries author, 37, revealed on the Wednesday, May 6, episode of the “Chicks in the Office” podcast. “A lot of people wanted to pit us against each other. You know, it’s like, ‘Oh, Hilarie won’t do this, but Sophia will,’ and ‘She’s the pretty one,’ and ‘She’s the this one.’ There’s so much comparison that, as a young person, it’s hard to navigate.”

Hilarie Burton Had to Fight for Sophia Bush Friendship on 'One Tree Hill': We Were the 'Love Story of the Show'
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However, as time passed, she and the Chicago P.D. alum, 37, learned to shake that off. “She and I now can look back at it and be like, ‘All those bastards. No, no, no. We’re the love story,’” the White Collar alum said. “The female friendships were important on that show.”

Burton joined the series she was only 20 — Bush was seven days younger than her. “We literally turned 21 together, and just, like, had our first big break on this TV show and she and I hit it running,” she shared.

While promoting her new memoir, she also reflected on some of her favorite and least favorite story lines that her character, Peyton Sawyer, was given. One that stood out in the negative column was the “psycho Derek” story, in which Peyton had a stalker who attacked her multiple times.

Hilarie Burton Had to Fight for Sophia Bush Friendship on 'One Tree Hill': We Were the 'Love Story of the Show'
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“That story line is not one of my favorites. I remember being told as a young 24-year-old actress that, ‘The ratings and male viewership went up so much when you got punched in the face by a man,’ [and] ‘Boys like watching you get brutalized,’” the Friday Night In With the Morgans cohost recalled. “That was really upsetting to me that it was something that my bosses were celebrating. The actor that I was working with was so sensitive and so lovely and just a gentleman. So even when they brought him back to brutalize me all over again, I was just happy to see Matt [Barr].”

Burton recently opened up about her decision to speak out against creator Mark Schwahn. In the wake of the #MeToo movement in 2019, she, Bush and 16 other women who worked on the drama accused Schwahn of sexual misconduct in an open letter. She also detailed her personal claims against him in an in-depth interview. Afterward, she feared she’d never work again.

“I have this bad habit of saying what I think and that’s not always well received. So yeah, I still think it,” she told Us Weekly exclusively. “I hope that that’s not the case, but I don’t know. I don’t know how many jobs I’ve been up for that I didn’t get the call because they were like, ‘Hmm, that one. She’s trouble.’”

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Lawmakers throw civil rights icon John Lewis a Capitol Hill surprise birthday party

Katherine Clark, Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, was just one of many lawmakers to capture the surprise on social media. The Massachusetts Democrat tweeted a video of the assembled lawmakers singing to Lewis, with the caption “Surprise, @repjohnlewis! The pride of our lives is calling you a friend. Happy 80th! #GoodTrouble”
Lewis’ actual 80th birthday was February 21, but this year’s celebration has taken on added significance. Last December, Lewis was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. This announcement triggered an outpouring of support across Washington, with tweets from leaders like Nancy Pelosi, Bill Clinton, and former President Barack Obama. In 2011, Obama presented Lewis with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.

Clark was not the only Democrat with their phone out at the party.

Rep. Mike Levin captured the moment Lewis walked into the room, sharing the video on Twitter with the caption “Fantastic to surprise our dear friend and colleague @RepJohnLewis for his 80th birthday today!”
Rep. Barbara Lee shared more photos, again using Lewis’ signature phrase “good trouble.”

At the surprise party, members of Congress also presented Lewis with a portrait.

Lewis represents Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, which includes large segments of Atlanta. He was first elected in 1986.

As a young man, Lewis was fiercely active in the Civil Rights Movement, leading the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and helping to organize the March on Washington. In 1965, he famously marched from Selma to Alabama’s capital, Montgomery.

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Hero saves several from Hickory Hill apartment fire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Justin Greer says he’s looking at life a little differently after he helped several people escape a burning Hickory Hill apartment Sunday.

The Memphis Fire Department said crews arrived at 301 Autumn Ridge Court just before 2 a.m. They found heavy flames coming from the three-story building. Twelve units sustained fire, smoke or water damage.

Greer said seven or eight people, including several children, were trapped on the third floor and stranded on a balcony.

“My mom ran and told me, ‘There’s people, their house is on fire, they need help,'” Greer said. “You could not go to the front door. The front door was engulfed in flames.”

Adrenaline pumping, he climbed up to the balcony.

“The only thing going through my mind was God, and just, help these people. I didn’t see anything else. I didn’t see the fire, I just ran right through it,” he said.

He said he was carrying them on top of the balcony, one foot on and one hand off, passing them off to people on the ground.”

Everyone got out safely.

The fire left a gaping hole left in the complex. Greer said he was glad to help but can’t help but think, “What if?”

“That’s why I can’t sleep now. What if I wasn’t there?” he said. “It’s just hard. Hearing those kids scream like that.”

The 31-year-old says his life is now changed, and he’s not taking it for granted anymore.

“I was just doing what God told me to do. I didn’t feel like it was a duty. I just felt like it was the right thing to do.”

The humble hero had a message for others: If you see someone needing help, don’t pass them by.

“Or if you can’t help them, try to find somebody who can help them. Because that’s what my mom did, she ran back and told me, ‘Hey.’ She knew I was going to do something.”

Two people were injured in the fire. The fire department said it started with children playing with matches on a balcony.

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Cynthia Bailey Confirms Mike Hill Wedding Will Be Filmed for ‘RHOA’

Cynthia Bailey Confirms Her Wedding to Mike Hill Will Be Filmed for 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'
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Sharing their joy! Cynthia Bailey opened up about her decision to televise her wedding to fiancé Mike Hill.

“My fans have been on my journey for 10 years. They’ve seen me get married on the show. They’ve seen all my ups and downs in my last marriage [to Peter Thomas], and they have seen me get divorced on the show. They’ve seen me date on the show,” the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 52, told Us Weekly exclusively. “It would be totally unfair for them not to see my happily ever after. I want to share it with them because I’m in a great place and I’m happy, and they’ve seen me not always so happy.”

Bailey and Hill, 49, are in early talks when it comes to the specifics of the big day. “The only thing that we have for sure is the date, which you might have heard. We did decide the date, and we know where it’s going to be,” she revealed. “I don’t have a venue, but at least I know what state it’s going to be in, so we’re excited about that. We’re still in the beginning stages of planning everything, but you can rest assure it will be a wedding to remember, no matter how big or small it is.”

The reality star deemed the relationship a “blessing” because the pair “found each other” despite not knowing if they would ever tie the knot again. Hill was previously married twice, while Bailey split from Thomas, 59, in 2016.

The former model also hinted that the nuptials will be nothing like her ceremony with her ex-husband. “This is just a different time for me,” she explained.

Bailey and Hill got engaged in July after more than a year of dating. “I am so excited and in shock!” she told Us at the time. “I had no idea that Mike was going to propose tonight! He and our beautiful daughters and [event planner] Courtney [Ajinça] got me real good and I’m so happy that my friends and family were here to witness everything. Wow! I can’t believe it.”

The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 12 premieres on Bravo Sunday, November 3, at 8 p.m. ET.

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Katie Hill assures fight over women and power is just getting started in her farewell speech

But she also made a powerful statement about the misogynistic culture that led to her downfall — promising to fight on “for a future where this no longer happens to women and girls.”

“Yes, I am stepping down, but I refuse to let this experience scare off other women who dare to take risks, who dare to step into this light, who dare to be powerful,” said the 32-year-old California congresswoman, more than a week after explicit images of her were published by a right-wing website without her consent. “The way to overcome this setback is for women to keep showing up, to keep running for office, to keep stepping up as leaders. Because the more we show up, the less power they have.”

Hill’s speech was remarkable because it was raw, deeply felt and human — at once acknowledging imperfections and errors, while also giving voice on the vaunted floor of the House of Representatives to a generation of younger women and men who have been subjected to threats, sexual shaming and humiliation through the use of explicit photos of them without their consent.

It underscored Hill’s political talent, her swift descent and the complex circumstances of her exit, which have sparked new debate about the patchwork of so-called “revenge porn” laws across the country and the federal legislation that has been proposed to address them.

The California congresswoman has acknowledged that she had a consensual relationship with a younger female campaign aide before she took office. She has denied a second allegation that she was romantically involved with a Congressional aide — a charge first made on Facebook by her estranged husband, then published on a conservative website — that is being investigated by the House Ethics Committee (because that kind of relationship would be a violation of House rules).

READ: Rep. Katie Hill's full remarks in her farewell speech from the floor of the US House of Representatives

But the moral ambiguities of her situation got murkier, because the House investigation was announced after right-wing publications released the unauthorized nude photos of Hill. Hill has accused her husband, who has not responded to CNN’s repeated requests for comment, of orchestrating a smear campaign against her in the midst of divorce proceedings.

Hill said Thursday that unnamed adversaries boasted that they had “hundreds more photos and text messages that they would release bit by bit until they broke me down to nothing, while they used my faults and my past to distract from the things that matter most.”

‘The dirtiest gutter politics I’ve ever seen’

Stepping out of her apartment Thursday for the first time since the photos were published, Hill spoke as the first openly bisexual woman to represent Congress from California and a member of the new millennial caucus. She apologized for “falling short” of the hopes of supporters who wanted her to represent “young people, queer people, working people, imperfect people.”

She admitted that she was scared, humiliated, “terrified of facing all the people I let down,” and that she would be haunted by her errors in judgment for the rest of her life.

“For every little girl that looked up to me, I hope one day you can forgive me,” Hill said.

But in the course of a week where she said she “barely left my bed” and “shed more tears than I thought were possible,” Hill decided to take a stand against the threats and the use of the unauthorized images, because “hiding away and disappearing would be the one unforgivable sin.”

The curious case of Katie Hill

In Thursday’s speech on the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday, Hill said she was leaving her position “because of a double standard.”

“I am leaving because I no longer want to be used as a bargaining chip,” she said, condemning “the dirtiest gutter politics I’ve ever seen.” “I am leaving because of a misogynistic culture that gleefully consumed my naked pictures, capitalized on my sexuality, and enabled my abusive ex to continue that abuse, this time with the entire country watching,” Hill said.

“It might feel like they won in the short term, but they can’t in the long term. We can’t let them.”

Outlining the “double standard” she sees in Washington, Hill noted that many male members of Congress implicated in sexual misconduct have stayed on in their positions. She also alluded to Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court Justice who denied sexually assaulting a young woman as a teenager during his confirmation hearings.

Hill also scorned President Donald Trump, who was accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women during the 2016 presidential campaign. Both Trump and Kavanaugh have denied any wrongdoing.

She argued that “the forces of revenge by a bitter, jealous man” and “cyber exploitation and sexual shaming that target our gender” had “combined to push a young woman out of power and say she doesn’t belong here.”

Hill then noted the irony in Trump’s ascent: “Yet a man who brags about his sexual predation, who has had dozens of women come forward to accuse him of sexual assault … sits in the highest office in the land.”

“We have an entire culture that has to change,” she said.

As that culture relates to revenge porn, Hill’s native state of California has some of the strongest laws on the books, but protections vary dramatically state by state.

Hill’s home state making changes

California Rep. Jackie Speier and New York Republican Rep. John Katko introduced legislation earlier this year known as the SHIELD Act that would crack down on so-called revenge porn, with Speier noting that “technology today makes it possible to destroy a person’s life with the click of a button or a tap on a cell phone.”

The legislation, which has been introduced in the US Senate by two Democratic presidential candidates — California Sen. Kamala Harris and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar — along with Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, would make it unlawful “to knowingly distribute private intimate visual depictions with reckless disregard for the individual’s lack of consent to the distribution.”

The penalties could include fines and imprisonment of up to five years.

Hill’s allies expect her to be a voice for those kinds of reforms in the coming weeks and months — addressing what many see as a need for federal legislation that would provide more protections than the uneven netting of state laws on this topic.

The millennial congresswoman made it clear Thursday that she’s stepping down, but not going away.

“I yield the balance of my time for now,” Hill said, “but not forever.”

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Anita Hill says she’s ‘ready to hold Joe Biden accountable’ for role in 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings

“Have I forgiven Joe Biden? I’m ready to move on, but I am also ready to hold Joe Biden accountable. Accountability means acknowledging your role in a problem and the harm it’s caused. Acknowledging that you have culpability,” Hill told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at the CITIZEN by CNN conference in New York on Thursday.

Hill continued: “Giving me clear information that you have made a change and that you are going to do something to make us all better off around gender discrimination.”

Biden oversaw Thomas’ confirmation hearings, during which Hill testified that Thomas had sexually harassed her. In April, Biden told ABC he believed Hill did not get a fair hearing and was not treated well, and said he took responsibility.

In his bid for president and through the lens of the #MeToo movement, Biden is under renewed scrutiny for the controversial episode from his lengthy Senate career.

The Biden campaign declined to comment on Hill’s Thursday statement.

Earlier this year, Biden had a conversation with Hill in which he shared “his regret for what she endured” during the 1991 hearings, according to his campaign. Hill, in an interview with The New York Times, declined to call the conversation an apology and said she thinks Biden fails to grasp the damage he did to her and other victims of sexual harassment.

Hill also addressed the allegation of sexual and physical assault against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and said officials “didn’t go far enough” in handling the matter.

Hill said the “structure was hostile” when professor Christine Blasey Ford appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about her allegation of sexual assault against Kavanaugh.

“Even though the tone of the questions, in some sense, might have been different, the structure was hostile,” Hill said, drawing comparisons to when she herself appeared before the same committee in 1991.

Hill said there was a limit to the number of witnesses called on by investigators, and said there were “limits to what they would do to really find out if in fact this nominee was the best person to sit on the US Supreme Court, in a lifetime appointment.”

Hill said she was disappointed by the outcome of the Kavanaugh hearings, but said she sees it as an opportunity “for us to realize now how much work there is to be done.” She called gender-based violence an urgent “public health crisis” and a “public safety crisis.”

Hill called on the media to ask presidential candidates how they will respond to and address the #MeToo movement, and said she is not satisfied with “the way the media has treated this issue.”

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