90210 Promo Pastes New Actor's Head Onto Fired Actor's Body

When we interviewed 90210's Matt Lanter for The Verge, he assured us that though he was being brought on to the show at the same time lead actor Dustin Milligan was fired, "By any means, I don't really think that I've taken Dustin's place...We're two completely different characters." Apparently, no one told the CW promo shop, as you'll see by the evidence below.


The crack sleuths at ONTD took one look at the brand-new Season 2 promotional image and where the normal observer would merely see bad Photoshopping, they saw a cruel joke. As the Season 1 promo shot of Milligan (right) makes clear, Lanter (in the center of the above image) literally did take the fired actor's place, since his head was Photoshopped onto a palette-swap of Milligan's body. Ouch? We're just impressed by the CW's blithe lack of tact and foresight; no doubt they would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for you meddling nerds.

· 90210 season 2 promo poster [ONTD]


  • Inhaler says:

    At least they kept the token black guy around.

  • bess marvin, girl detective says:

    it pains me deeply to see the underused and underrated tristan wilds on a horribly written and acted show like 90210. and like most ads, they place him, the lone minority, at the corner of the ad even though he, along with shenae grimes, is the core character of the show. fucking bogus.

  • bess marvin, girl detective says:

    ugh and fuck me for my grammatical errors.

  • Uncle Grambo says:

    Is there an original image floating around that shows Milligan in the center? All of these actors seemed to be poorly photoshopped together into this picture.

  • el smrtmnky says:

    have you seen the show? they're badly photoshopped INTO each episode.

  • blondmomma says:

    Ew really? I cannot wait till the new guy Trevor Donovan gets on the show.