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James Van Der Beek

Wait … Is There Going to be a Dawson’s Creek Reunion?

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From Vulture:

… Williams was willing to commit more fully to our questions about a possible Dawson’s Creek reunion — or, at least, she was open to the idea, once we asked her about Don’t Trust The B– In Apartment 23 and told her that James Van Der Beek was willing. “He has my e-mail!” she responded, laughing. “He has my home phone, and my cell phone, so we talk … ” And that means she’d do the show, if he called? “He could totally ask! I’ve always said, I’m totally up for reunion tours, reunion shows, so we can do that. I’ve always wanted, my best friend [Busy Philipps] is on Cougar Town, and we’ve always talked about wanting to go be on that show, too. It’s just timing, because of L.A. and New York, and it hasn’t happened.” Your move, Van Der Beek!

Wow! Wouldn’t this be awesome if it happened?

This’ll be the biggest thing that’s happened to James Van Der Beek since … since … since, I don’t know, that movie he did for SyFy, The Storm! Which I, incidentally, watched this past week, because I went DV-R crazy with crappy made-for-TV disaster movies because I love them!

This’ll be the biggest thing since for Joshua Jackson since Diane Kruger took pity on his ugly ass and decided that she wanted to bone him for an extended period of time!

This’ll be the best thing that’s happened to Katie Holmes since she found out that her husband Tom Cruise is actually a robot created by the Church of Scientology, and because he’s some kind of weird droid, in legal terms, this means her marriage is not legally binding! … Wait, you mean that didn’t happen yet? OK, sorry—jumping the gun a little bit here, but it’s just all the excitement, I swear.

Would you guys totally love a DC reunion or what?

James Van Der Beek Pulls A Kate Winslet

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And by “pulls a Kate Winslet,” obviously I mean that he talked trash about the theme song of his most well-known work. Bad move, Dawson. Bad move.

Celebuzz did an interview with James Van Der Beek recently, and they asked him about “I Don’t Want to Wait,” that catchy as hell theme song from Dawson’s Creek. Here’s what he had to say about it:

“For some reason — and again, I need to get over this; I’m [a] 35-year-old, grown-ass man — but I want to hide somewhere [when I hear it],” Van Der Beek quipped, while promoting his hilarious new comedy, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23. “If I’m in public and the song comes on, my first instinct is to find somewhere to hide — go in a corner, duck behind a rack, run into a dressing room, find the nearest restroom, like, just get out of there.”

“It’s a Pavlovian response, and I think it’s time for me to get over it. [Laughs] But for some reason, it just triggers inside of me. It’s a great song, but … It’s nowhere near my iPod.”

For some reason, even though this is the same sentiment that Kate Winslet shared about “My Heart Will Go On,” it doesn’t rub me the wrong way at all, whereas Kate’s comments did. Maybe it’s because James Van Der Beek (do you realize how hard it is not to continually refer to this guy as Dawson?) just said that the song made him want to run and hide while Kate said that the Titanic theme made her “feel like throwing up.” Maybe it’s because at some point, James Van Der Beek got super attractive and this is just a way to cope with that. Or maybe, and this one’s probably it, it’s because I actually like “My Heart Will Go On,” but “I Don’t Want to Wait” has been stuck in my head for about five straight years.

You remember it, right?

I can’t tell you how many times a day, every day, I sing something from this song. It’s usually the chorus followed by a series of “doo doo de doo”s that go on for way too long, but sometimes I get ambitious and try the first verse, even though I know approximately two of the words, so I end up just slurring some sounds before I get to that rewarding burst of “I DON’T WANT TO WAIT FOR MY LIFE TO BE OVER.” It’s a serious problem for me, someone who watched about three episodes of Dawson’s Creek, so I can’t imagine how bad it must be for Dawson himself.

Who, seriously, got super, super hot.

James Van Der Beek’s Gotta Pay Spousal Support, Might Go Broke … Tomorrow.

In case you were one of the trillions caught unaware, James Van Der Beek was married. And it lasted almost six years, which is kind of like dog years in Hollywood, so really … it was like, three lifetimes.

Reps for the two announced this past July that the couple had officially split. Divorce proceedings, which are said to wrap up around May 1st, have preliminarily awarded Van Der Beek’s estranged wife, Heather Ann McComb, around $7,750 a month in alimony. Have no fear, though … toothy-pubic-brows-Dawson James
was given their shared Hollywood home, movies, stories and screenplays that he had penned over the course of their marriage.

Divorcing Dawson Leery and sucking seven grand-plus a month? Sweet. Knowing that all he’s got left are his “artistic musings”? Fucking priceless.

Van Der Beek’s said to bring in approximately $50k a month. And no, I have no idea what for either.