Um, 2007 called — it wants to tell you who “Gossip Girl” is! See, 2007 is the last time I actually would have cared about “Gossip Girl”‘s secret blogger scandalizing the Upper East Side by publishing everyone’s dirt. For five whole seasons, “Gossip Girl” has pulled the bait and switch pretending to reveal his or her identity. Is it Eric? Is it Eric’s boyfriend? Is it Dorota? (Puh-leaze let it be Dorota.) It has taken 100 episodes of Gossip Girl’s signature sign-off — “And who am I?! That’s a secret I’ll never tell. You know you love me.. XO XO Gossip Girl” — to reveal her identity once and for all.
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Did you get the text? “Gossip Girl” is fulfilling more than a few girls’ dreams by launching a “Gossip Girl” clothing line. The show is partnering with Romeo & Juliet Couture to produce an exclusive line inspired by slutty-ish Serena and buttoned-up Blair. Of course, this isn’t the first time the gals of GG have been immortalized in fashion; back in 2009, Anna Sui did a diffusion line for Target that riffed on S and B’s looks, but this will be the first official collaboration. The line debuts September 26 and ranges in price from $80 to $200. Sadly, none of Chuck’s fabulous cravats will be included. [WWD] Keep reading »
Why are all these other people in this “Gossip Girl” blooper reel? A perfectly fine video would have been the world’s sexiest Brit, Ed Westwick, struggling to pronounce words like “favor” in an American accent and failing adorably. Penn Badgely and Chace Crawford roughhousing is pretty cute, too. [YouTube via NYmag.com] Keep reading »
Last night, during the season four finale of “Gossip Girl,” Cecily von Ziegesar, the author of the books the show is based on, made a surprise appearance—Headmistress Queller introduced her to Serena van deer Woodsen as they brushed past each other at an alumni benefit. I believe this was the perfect time for Cecily to make a cameo, since “Gossip Girl” has gotten really, really good the past few episodes. Why? Finally, the show’s spotlight isn’t shining on Serena and one of the 98,000 paramours she’s had on the show—in fact, she’s single at the moment. The action is about Blair and Chuck, who I have always thought are the most interesting characters on the show, hands down. (If you haven’t watched yet, SPOILER ALERT.) Keep reading »
“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.
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“I’ve never really liked anybody before. Even when I would date guys, it would sort of be on the surface and it was always a relief when we broke up. … I’ve only had one experience where it was really hard and I was really sad when it ended, but that’s what taught me a lot about myself and love and life – and that’s good.”
—Leighton Meester of “Gossip Girl” and the upcoming “Country Strong” talks to Seventeen about her breakup experiences. She says that only one—her split from co-star Sebastian Stan—really affected her. Can this be true, or is Leighton gilding the lily? Isn’t heartbreak one of the universal lowest common denominators? [People] Keep reading »