Gossip Girl‘s last bit of genuine teenage drama may be out the door. Entertainment Weekly leaked Friday that Taylor Momsen will be absent from an “indefinite” number of episodes next season, thanks to a dramatic finale to the current one. Adding fuel to the fire is Momsen herself, telling paparazzi “it’s done, dude” in response to questions about the report before her performance at the opening of this year’s Warped Tour. Is this a “better-off-without-you” Katherine Heigl moment or signs of a shark jump?
While Jenny was never our favorite character, dispatching the underage hellion will finally sever Gossip Girl from its original reason for existing: chronicling the lives of spoiled prep school troublemakers. Once she’s gone, we’ll be left with aspiring hotel magnates, whiny NYU students who’ve already banged each other and their smug elders—hardly anything to blog about, on-screen or off. And Momsen no longer needs the show to hawk her jailbait act; judging from these photos from her concert with the Pretty Reckless, the only reason she wasn’t cast in The Runaways is that the 16-year-old rocker isn’t playing a character. Check out the gallery below—and pray Chris Hansen isn’t spying on you.
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