How hot is Elizabeth Hurley in that red dress? Chace Crawford‘s character, Nate Archibald, certainly seems to think so as he pulls Liz’s character Diana Payne aside in what seems to be a pretty steamy encounter. Ã‚Â They’re shooting on location in New York City, and we can’t wait for the new season, guys! But what we really want to know is if this scene is indicative of a larger Diana-Nate storyline? Nate’s still single at the end of season 4, and since he’s always down for a hook-up, it could very well be an option. Remember, Liz’s character is supposed to be a “Ã‚Â sexy, smart, self-made media mogul and all-around force to be reckoned with…” Yeah, Nate’s totally going to try get some.
Elizabeth Hurley on Gossip Girl, season 5? Do we like this news? Will her posh-actress accent end up bugging us (most likely, yes)? We’re going to be borderline with our reactions at the moment. She may be glorious to look at it, but can she act?
Liz’s character Diana Payne will appear in multiple episodes and as executive producers, Stephanie Savage and Joshua Safran, say, she’s “a sexy, smart, self-made media mogul and all-around force to be reckoned with. Diana’s entrance on the Upper East Side will change the lives of all our characters – including, and especially Gossip Girl herself.” If only you could see how excited we are while we type this. We’re still not too sure about Liz, though. Help us make up our minds?
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The enigma of birthday boy Ed Westwick‘s off-the-set wardrobe choices resurfaces again and again in the shadow of hailed Gossip Girl fashion limelight. Let loose from the confines of Chuck Bass suit-dom, Mr. Westwick opts for deep, nearly belly-button baring V-necks and continues to be relentless with plaids we’ve never seen on a Scottish bagpiper. Poor Blair Waldorf is cringing. While it’d seemingly be a good idea for Ed to take a cue from his more polished Gossip Girl character, his new-found affinity for ascots may prove otherwise.
Spotted: Ed Westwick attempting (failing) to channel his TV character. To ring in Ed’s 24th b-day, check out these 24 photos of him blurring the line between real life and Chuck Bass.
24. Panama Ed
20. Baring the Bear
19. Fine and Dandy
12. Scottish Snafu
11. Funky Faux Pas
10. Fit to be Untied
3. Purple Haze
2. Hot Mess
1. Blue Blunder
As temperatures rise and blockbusters flood the movie theaters, prepare to swim in celebs who became household names via the boob tube. While some have since established themselves as movie stars, we grew to love them on a weekly basis from our couches.
A brunette version of Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively will play leading lady opposite Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern. Mad Men‘s January Jones will trade her 60s housewife getup for a shimmery push-up bra for her role as Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class. Ever the uptight but lovable nerd, The Office‘s Ed Helms will reprise his role in The Wolfpack in The Hangover: Part II. This summer’s token fluffy comedy Monte Carlo features plenty of TV’s hottest stars such as Glee‘s Cory Monteith, GG‘s Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy, and Wizards of Waverly Place‘s Selena Gomez.
Before the heat and humidity makes us all flee to the movie theaters for relief, check out what TV stars to keep an eye out for in this summer’s biggest flicks.
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While few would be shocked to learn Taylor Momsen will not be coming back for Season 5 of Gossip Girl next year (she was barely in season 4), it may be a surprise to some that Jessica Szohr is leaving the show as well (though, if you’re still watching, you already know Vanessa Abrams will be studying abroad next year). Gee, with Dan Humphrey’s little sister Jenny and his alleged “best friend” Vanessa away, who will he try to make feel like crap instead? Answer: everybody else—as Blair, Serena, Chuck and Nate will remain, along with some new blood.
Momsen and Szohr—who respectively have a music and movie careers to focus on—will still be welcome to return as guest stars. While this may be good news for fans of Jenny and Vanessa, we have a feeling there are more prime-time soap fans who wish one would suffer an untimely demise…those always make for a nice season finale.
William Baldwin may be getting lots of TV work these days, but he’s still no Alec Baldwin—as proven by the fact that his Gossip Girl daughter, Blake Lively, will be playing Alec’s wife in an upcoming movie. “What really breaks my heart is that she’s doing a movie with my brother, Alec—and she’s playing my brother Alec’s wife,” he told E!. “I said to her, ‘I get to play your father and my brother Alec gets to play your husband? Where’s the justice in that?’ And she giggles and says, ‘That would make you Alec’s father-in-law.’” Don’t forget that Alec is the oldest of the four Baldwin boys, with William about 5 years younger than the 30 Rock star.
“Oh great, that’s exactly what my ego needed,” he laughed. “You put grandpa out to pasture during hiatus and go run off and do a movie with my brother Alec and you get to play his wife. Everything regarding the Oscars, movies and 30 Rock, I’m thrilled…[Alec] playing [her] husband where I’m playing her father, I’m not thrilled.” Especially since that means Alec’s allowed to look down when leggy Blake flaunts her cleavage.
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Leighton Meester looked less-than-thrilled as she shopped on Madison Avenue while filming Gossip Girl. [Photo: Splash News Online]
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Oh, how we’re torn on this one. Taylor Momsen was spotted with a big ol’ rock on her left ring finger in Manchester this morning. Should we assume the 17-year-old hellion is betrothed? While it seems highly possible that Momsen doesn’t respect the marital implications of her jewelry—it’s not like she respects anything else—we also wouldn’t be shocked to see her “settle down” with some scuzzball she met flashing the crowd with The Pretty Reckless. The problem with playing What Would Taylor Momsen Do is that the answer is likely Anything You Put In Front Of Her. Maybe she just found the ring in that dumpster behind her.
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We know that interviews aren’t usually taken during photo shoots, especially when the celebrity subject is wearing nothing but undies and a see-through raincoat. But allow us to imagine that Leighton Meester‘s quotes in the new Allure were taken while the barely-dressed Gossip Girl star waited out a surprise rainstorm at a posh lounge full of studs in suits. It was so windy out that her rain hat blew off in seconds!
“We had craaaazy parties,” Meester said about her wild youth. “We had DJ’s, bands, an ice luge, a fire twirler. One of my roommates burned off her bangs on the stove trying to light a cigarette.” Was Stefan from SNL there? Pink strobe lights? Life-size beanie babies? A snide Wal-Mart greeter in a diaper ripping pages out of a Kerouac novel? “We would go out all the time. I’ve never gotten too crazy, but I definitely got to have experiences. Now, I don’t want to do anything that’s unhealthy for me…And drugs are something that I do not tolerate at all. You’d be surprised how many people do it. If you go out and you’re living the nightlife scene, that’s what people do.” Heed the wisdom of this 24-year-old, Taylor Momsen: you don’t have to be a wild child to be an exhibitionist.
[Photo: Allure, quotes via A Socialite's Life]