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Here’s Leighton Meester’s New Single

Leighton Meester (or as she’s forever known in my TV-loving heart, Blair Waldorf) is set to release a nine-track album on October 28. She debuted her new song “Heartstrings” yesterday and I’m totally intrigued. Instead of the bubbly, formulaic ditties that lots of actresses-turned-singers fall victim to, Meester’s song has a thoughtful, melancholy vibe to it that I can totally get behind. She’s ventured into music before with Cobra Starships’ “Good Girls Go Bad,” the movie “Country Strong,” and a kick-ass Fleetwood Mac cover, but this is her first album. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the tracks! [Cosmopolitan]

Leighton Meester Dares To Cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” And It’s Actually Really Good

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Leighton does Stevie proud

I am always weary when anyone covers a Stevie Nicks song — especially when it’s a celebrity who is not known for being a singer. Naturally, I was ready to hate Leighton Meester and Dana Williams’ version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” but remarkably, I didn’t. Williams, whose EP The Lonely One is now available on iTunes, sounds amazing and Meester’s not so bad either. She gets extra respect from me for her guitar-playing abilities. I rate this highly listenable, as far as Fleetwood Mac covers go. [Refinery 29]

Leighton Meester Is A Feminist & Betty Friedan Is Her Role Model

Who is your role model and why?

The American writer Betty Friedan — she fought for gender equality and wrote the great book “The Feminine Mystique” which sparked the beginning of a second-wave feminism.

So do you consider yourself a feminist?

Sure. I believe in equal rights for men and women.

Color me just a little surprised at this one: Leighton Meester is a feminist and actually cites second-wave feminist activist Betty Friedan as her role model. Friedan was the author of The Feminine Mystique, a 1963 book that that captured the unhappy, stilted lives that middle-class, mostly white women felt after marriage and children, feeling as if there weren’t other opportunities open to them. Friedan was initially prompted to write after interviewing her former Smith College classmates, when she learned how unhappy these well-educated women were as suburban housewives. The book catalyzed many women to join the feminist movement and led to an increased awareness to the restriction of expected gender roles in American society. Keep reading »

Leighton Meester & Adam Brody Are Engaged!

  • It’s really true — sources have confirmed to Us Weekly that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are engaged. Congratulations! Maybe Josh Schwartz can officiate. [US Weekly]
  • Teresa and Joe Giudice from “The Real Housewives Of New Jersey” plead not guilty today to the newest fraud charges against them. [ABC News]
  • Barney’s isn’t to blame for racial profiling, according to Barney’s. [Gothamist]
  • Chris Hemsworth’s wife Elsa Pataky is pregnant with the couple’s second child. Mazel tov! [US Weekly] Keep reading »

New Couple Alert! Leighton Meester & Adam Brody Are Dating

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  • Blair Waldorf and Seth Cohen are dating! Would these two make the most attractive babies or what? [US Weekly]
  • The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department has closed the case involving Chris Brown’s assault last month on Frank Ocean, despite the fact new information has come out that someone from Brown’s entourage threatened to shoot Ocean and called him a gay slur. [PopCrush]
  • Last week, Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi from the girl group AKB48 shaved her head and posted a tearful public apology after she was caught breaking one of the band’s rules against hooking up with boys. Now, Japan is embroiled in a debate about whether the expectations placed on female pop stars are too severe. [AP Keep reading »

Holiday Beauty How-To: Leighton Meester’s Festive Red Lips And Bold Brows

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“Holiday makeup” implies many a thing. It’s festive! It’s fancy! It’s … probably a little over the top. You could go the obvious route, with red and green and tons of sparkle and, like, a wreath or pine needles in your hair, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Here, Leighton Meester shows us the perfect way to bridge the gap between classic and festive without throwing an impromptu Christmas party on your face. Let’s take a closer look at what’s going on here and break it down real simple, after the jump … Keep reading »

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