So apparently execs over at Target had an opportunity for The Blessed Ones–Serena and Blair, of course– to wear Anna Sui’s “Gossip Girl” inspired Target clothing line on the show, and they turned it down because the teen drama may be a little too racy for their tastes. In fact, they’re shying away from the “Gossip Girl” influences in Sui’s Fall ’09 diffusion line entirely.
According to The Daily News, “One of Target’s top executives got nervous about being that closely associated with the show, given the [debauchery] its characters get into.” Sure, drugging your friends (yeah, we’re pointing at you, Georgina), and screwing anything that moves (we’re pointing at you, umm, entire G.G. cast), isn’t exactly model citizen kind of behavior, but if this show has taught us anything, it’s that bad behavior doesn’t necessarily go hand-in-hand with dressing badly. Or um, something like that. [Ed Note: Also, it's just a freakin' TV show, right? Sheesh!] But what do you think? Is Target making a mistake by steering clear of “Gossip Girl” associations (and missing some mage promotion), or is their concern justified? [Daily News] Keep reading »
Leighton Meester’s foot job sex tape is still under wraps, but we can’t say the same about her new song “Body Control,” which has been leaked on the internet a few weeks ahead of schedule. After her appearance in Cobra Starship’s “Good Girls Go Bad,” we were pumped to hear her solo work. Too bad it sounds like a mediocre Britney Spears track—metallic and overproduced. With lyrics like, “I live to party, party,” and “I’ve become a wild thing/Yeah, uh huh/This music makes my heart sing/Yeah, uh huh,” we just aren’t too impressed. Just goes to show that you can take the headband off the girl, but you can’t take the girl outta the headband. My fingers are crossed that Leighton stays put and soaks up her success as Blair Waldorf while she’s still got it. Just take a little word of warning from the swiftly declining career of that other made-famous-by-Josh-Schwartz girl, Mischa Barton. Keep reading »
Hilary Duff is officially part of the “Gossip Girl” cast and will start appearing in episodes next season, which premieres October 5th. As hipster Vanessa’s new NYU roomate, Olivia Burke, she is looking for a very “authentic” college experience. Personally, I like that she is set to play a character that’s closer to the way she is in real life, rather than just a new kid on the Upper East Side. She was snatched up after NBC passed on casting her in their new show “Barely Legal.” Let’s hope she gets paired up with a love interest we don’t see coming like, oh, Dan Humphrey. [People] Keep reading »
Taylor Momsen isn’t the only “Gossip Girl” star to be exercising her vocal chords. Leighton Meester (aka Blair Waldorf), has just made her voice known on a new track with Cobra Starfish called “Good Girls Go Bad.” Leighton only sings a few chorus lines, but she’s not bad! She’s got a bit of an engineered sound, but nevertheless, we’re all ears. Oh, and she looks gorgeous in this video. Jealous yet? ‘Cause we are. Oh, and you can forget sex videos now. [NY Mag] Keep reading »
If any bloke could pull off snappy red suspenders, it’s you, Ed Westwick. But I’m sorry, you kinda look like a 50-year-old stockbroker. Nice try, “Gossip Girl” wardrobe department. [NYC, 6/29/09] Keep reading »