Long live West Beverly High! In The CW’s much-talked-about 90210 update (premiering Sept. 2), a first-day-of-school ''love triangle'' forms when new girl Annie (Shenae Grimes, far left) bumps into couple Ethan (Dustin Milligan) and Naomi (Anna-Lynne McCord). ''It’s awkward for me because I learn that they had hung out before,'' McCord says. ''I’m like, Who is this girl? How does she know my boyfriend? It’s a typical high school moment.'' Get used to Naomi having a bit of a — oh, how do we say this nicely? — bitchy attitude: ''She’s a spoiled rich girl,'' reports McCord of her character who has been likened to original 90210-er Kelly Taylor (played by Jennie Garth). ''Naomi has these faces: She’s got who she is with her mother; who she is with her daddy; who she is with the kids at school; and who she is with the principal,'' she adds. ''But then she’s really herself when it comes to Ethan. That’s when you see a side that the audience will connect to. It’s just like, Oh, she does have a soul!''
Along with Annie (Grimes, right) comes her adopted brother Dixon (The Wire’s Tristan Wilds) — both of whom have been transplanted to the zip code from Kansas in order to tend to their ailing ''diva'' grandmother (Arrested Development’s Jessica Walter). ''She has an alcohol problem, so our family moves to Beverly Hills to help her,'' Wilds explains. Well, from the looks on the siblings’ faces when they first pull up to their new digs, it doesn’t seem like it’ll take too long to adjust to an affluent lifestyle. ''We’re living in our grandmother’s mansion, and we’re just taking it all in,'' adds Wilds, who reports that Dixon is a ''ladies man'' and a bit of a troublemaker. ''The house is in Bel-Air, so I went up to [exec producer] Gabe Sachs and I’m like, ‘Gabe, did I switch shows or something? I feel like I’m the Fresh Prince now! What’s going on dude?’''