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Gossip Geek: Ed Westwick Gets Sloppy

Spotted: Ed Westwick giving Leighton Meester a run for her money in the meat-taking department. There was nothing Chuck Bass about the faces he made eating lunch in LA yesterday, and the same could be said for his clothes. Burgundy jeans? Visible chest hair?  Wait until you have a movie career to destroy the illusion, Ed. And lay off the burgers.

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Gossip Geek: Brittany Snow Is Lil’ Lily

With Brittany Snow acting the winter fashion plate and attending a runway show with 90210‘s Shenae Grimes, we should have guessed she was gunning for Gossip Girl. The Prom Night starlet is set to play the young Lily van der Woodsen in that long-buzzed spin-off. Snow won’t have much need for her winter wardrobe—it’s set in LA—but we’re sure producers appreciated her effort to blend.

But why would an increasing successful movie actress decide to do a TV show? Because starring roles on the CW bring a little more name recognition than straight-to-DVD indies and supporting roles in Hairspray. This role could mean infinitely more magazine covers, and there will still be plenty of time for PG-13 horror movies between seasons. Assuming there’s more than one.

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Gossip Geek: Ed And Jessica Make It Public

Spotted: two co-stars who aren’t good at keeping secrets. While this is hardly the first time Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr have smooched, we hope their public display of affection at last night’s Knicks game will keep her from playing coy about her romantic status in the future.

What we don’t get is why Cheech Marin wasn’t staring at the lovebirds. Doesn’t he watch Gossip Girl? We would have been whipping out our camera phones.

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Gossip Geek: Kelly Rutherford Wins Custody

The good news? Kelly Rutherford gets to keep her kid. The bad? Kelly has to keep her ex-husband.  Daniel Gersch failed to convince a Superior Court Judge that NY is a bad place to raise a kid, so he’ll spend at least seven hours a day with Hermes in the Big Apple, with one to three overnight visits a week. Watch out for flying laptops, Dan. Kelly’s still nursing the 2-year-old, and three will definitely be a crowd.

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Gossip Geek: Taylor Momsen’s Tired Of Rumors Startin’

Gossip Girl, Nike ads, an album and now the cover of this weekend’s Page Six Magazine: it’s a good thing Taylor Momsen is such a boring, buttoned-down girl. Most 15-year-olds in her shoes would be emaciated smokers hooking up with their older co-stars by now. But not our Taylor!

[Tabloids] all want to make me out as this party girl, and I’m not.  I’m underage! All I do is sit at home and play guitar.  That’s seriously what I do…I have always been aware of the celebritiness, or whatever you want to call it, of this industry.  But living it is a whole different thing than talking about it.  It’s still strange when I hang out with my friends at a Christmas party and people make up lies about me.

We’d hate to contribute to the delinquency of a minor, so we’ll stop short of suggesting she indulge in more “celebritiness.” Besides, there’s plenty of time for the rocker to learn some bad habits—she is only 15.

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Gossip Geek: Kelly Rutherford Fights For Her Baby

Kelly Rutherford is divorcing her husband with their baby in her belly, and that’s drama. But there’s drama and then there’s Gossip Girl. So naturally, she and papa Daniel Giersch are throwing a custody battle and accusations of physical abuse into the mix. But who threw the laptop at who?

Both parents are suing for the physical custody of 2-year-old Hermes, and the Gossip Girl mom wants his visits supervised, as she’s worried the German businessman will take him out of the country. She also says Giersch told her of some Deutschland drama that could lead to his arrest back home. Sounds like she and Lily share a type.

This real life Bart Bass blames Rutherford’s commute from their LA home to NY for their separation. “I have been extremely concerned about our son living in a hotel and a New York lifestyle…her routine is that she has weekly hair appointments for at least two hours, manicures, pedicures, shopping and the like. She has been able to do all of that because I have been taking care of Hermes, and am happy to continue doing so, as it would be best for him.” Why is he afraid of the “New York lifestyle?” Maybe he watches too much Gossip Girl.

Rutherford says he’s quick to bolt without explanation. Giersch says she’s quick to slap, and even threw a laptop at him. Who will the courts believe, Mommie Dearest or Daddy Destined-To-Be-Deported? And what will become of the fetus? Sounds like this will make for a great finale.

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Gossip Geek: Back On The Market With One In The Oven

If you thought Lily goes through husbands fast on Gossip Girl, check out the actress who plays her. Kelly Rutherford has filed for divorce from hubby no. 2, German businessman Daniel Giersch, after two years. When the couple married, she was pregnant with their first child, Hermes Gustaf. Now she’s three months pregnant with their second and leaving him over “irreconcilable differences.” Irony much?

Rutherford’s first marriage, to banker Carlos Tarajano (she has a type—rich), lasted less than six months. By the time InStyle Celebrity Weddings showed their interview, she’d already split. If that’s not dramatic enough for you, Tarajano managed to suffer a cardiac arrest three months before she left. If GG writers run out of ideas, maybe they should turn it into a reality show.

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Gossip Geek: Page Six Gets Faced By Facebook

Now we know why Facebook was mean to Lindsay Lohan: when it comes to potentially fake social network pages, you can’t be too cautious. Page Six reported yesterday that Leighton Meester and boyfriend Sebastian Stan had changed the relationship status on their “secret” Facebook pages to “engaged.”

NOT SO SECRET, crowed the headline, which was more true than they knew. Us magazine now has it’s own source saying the Facebook pages are fake. With both stars’ reps denying the story, we’re inclined to believe it’s a lie. Just because someone throws a snowball at you on Facebook, it doesn’t mean you should duck.

We sympathize with the Six‘s excitement, though. Based on one of Leighton’s MySpace pages, we almost reported she was 101 years old and single. Glad we did our research!

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Gossip Geek: ’90s Spin-Off Just Someone’s Spin

Words of wisdom: if something’s too good to be true—like a Gossip Girl prequel set in the ’90s—it probably is. When Star promised a spin-off covering the romance between dad-rocker Rufus and mom-groupie Lily, we were psyched.

The show will focus on the early romance between Lily and Rufus. It begins when they first meet, during a time when Rufus and his band are at the height of their career. The show will follow the high society and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle in New York.

Too bad no one told the CW about it. E! says the Rufus-Lily flashbacks were designed for a scrapped series of webisodes. Sigh! Maybe they realized the star-crossed pair couldn’t have sexed in the ’90s before marrying others if their kids are high school seniors today (do the math!).

Whatevs. Just give him a late ’80s mullet. Lincoln Hawk sounds more Richard Marx than Eddie Vedder anyway.

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Gossip Geek: Ed, Get A Stylist.

Which of these fashion choices would Chuck Bass approve of?

  • A blue aviator jacket.
  • A cable knit vest with a shawl collar, bottom button undone.
  • A Super Friends t-shirt.
  • Blue cats’-eye sunglasses.

If you answered “all of the above,” you could only be Ed Westwick. It’s biker chic, Fonzie, not biker freak.

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