“Gossip Girl” has gotten good lately. Like, really good. Blair fell in love with the Prince of Monaco and accepted his marriage proposal, even though Chuck is hell bent on getting her back. Meanwhile, Serena‘s cousin is totally single white female-ing her and is creepily moving in on Dan. But there are two characters who have all but disappeared from the “Gossip Girl” tableau—Jenny Humphrey and Vanessa Abrams. So I wasn’t hugely surprised to hear that Taylor Momsen and Jessica Szohr, who play them, won’t be series regulars for season five of the show.
For Taylor, it’s hard to tell if the demotion was requested—after all, she’s been busy with her band The Pretty Reckless—or if producers didn’t like some of things that have come out of her mouth during interviews, even if I think she’s totally misunderstood. For Jessica, this could be the result of her on-again, off-again relationship with Ed Westwick, who isn’t going anywhere since Chuck Bass remains one of the most interesting parts of the show.
It’ll be hard to miss Vanessa, who has become majorly boring this season. But Jenny? Well, she was always good for some drama. We’ll miss you Little J.