Blake Lively exploded onto our television sets by playing Serena van der Woodsen, a name so long you have to watch the credits in widescreen.Ã‚Â While Blake may have one of the longest character names in the biz, she also has some of the longest legs in Hollywood! Who cares that the 23-year old Gossip Gal isn’t appearing in The Great Gatsby remake? She gets all of the press she needs strutting her stems in her mile high hem lines. So this Thanksgiving we’re going to give you twenty more reasons to be thankful as we count down her twenty leggiest outfits ever! We’ve measured the outfits in Twiggys, the original Queen of the Mini Skirt. Pass the drumsticks!
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20. New Age Jackie
19. Boyfriend’s Button Up
18. Paper Mache
17. Tulip Stems
16. Night and Day
15. Embellished LBD
14. Patch of Daisies
13. Shorts and Sequins
12. Feathered Delight
11.Ã‚Â Zig-Zagging Romper
10. Tribal Queen
9. Sexy Secretary
8. All Dressed in Lace
7. Mighty Aphrodite
6. Queen Bee
5. Scalloped Lace
4. Low Bow
3. Puttin’ on the Ritz
2. Teeny Teal Romper
1. Waves of Blue
Leighton Meester must have gotten tangled in the shower curtain on her way out of the tub last night. But it seems like she decided to roll with it and wear it to a New York gala. The Gossip Girl arrived at a Harry Winston gala in this cheeky barely-there lace number that would do fellow butt-barer Coco proud. But what would Blair Waldorf say!?
Check out more in the gallery below.
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A thousand thank yous to Taylor Momsen and the costume she wore on the set of the Halloween episode of Gossip Girl shot in New York today for scaring the crap out of us this fine afternoon.
As if the girl doesn’t freak us out enough with her normal clothes, she had to go and really take things up a notch with her Hannibal Lecter meets, well, Gossip Girl look. If the costume designer put this look together to haunt our nightmares forever and appear scarier than the masks from Scream and The Town combined, we just have to say job well done.
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Thank God for this press tour Tim Gunn is on to promote his new book. Without it, we wouldn’t be privy to all the juicy stories Gunn has up his sleeve.
First, Gunn dished on Anna Wintour‘s inability to take the stairs like a normal human at a fashion show, and just yesterday he regaled us with a tale that titillated us even more. This time the target was our favorite raccoon-eyed starlet, Taylor Momsen. Gunn recently shot a guest spot on Gossip Girl and while his experience with the rest of the cast was just lovely, he had it up to here (hand motions to silvery-gray head of distinguished, classy hair) with Momsen. He explained “What a diva! She was pathetic, she couldn’t remember her lines, and she didn’t even have that many. I thought to myself ‘why are we all being held hostage by this brat?” Ouch! But also, that’s not all!
Gunn continued, saying if wishes he could take Momsen aside and give her a stern talking to. “I’d say, ‘You know young lady, there are hundreds of thousands of girls who are just as attractive and even smarter than you. Why are you acting like this show is a huge burden on you?’ She was on her phone during every break, I wanted to tell her, ‘If you weren’t on your BlackBerry, you can retain this stuff.’” He also said that the crew is sick of Momsen too, noting “At one point the director leaned in and whispered to me, ‘this is day in, day out, my life.’ She annoyed the entire crew.”
Tim Gunn: sartorial genius and diva-destroying, truth-speaking hero. We’re holding out hope that one day, he and Anderson Cooper (who is the best thing about Regis and Kelly whenever he fills in forÃ‚Â Regis Philben) will partner up and have the most amazing, tell-it-like-it-is talk show.
How stunning does Blake Lively look in Marie Claire UK? Lively’s lookin’ lovely in their October issue, in which she discusses everything from her new BFF to her BF, Penn Badgley.
Now you’d assume the BFF was Leighton Meester. Nuh-uh… we’re taking about a new BFF, who just so happens to be Anna Wintour, aka Nuclear Wintour, the editrix of Vogue. She happens to have taken quite a shine to the Gossip Girl star. And together, they get our vote for “Most Unlikely Besties.”
Blake revealed, “I was speaking with Anna Wintour and we were just talking about different fashion houses and I said, ‘I love Chanel,’ and she said, ‘You should come with me to the show. I also said I loved Dior. She said, “Okay, well I’ll take you to the Chanel and Dior shows and we’ll meet with Karl [Lagerfeld] and John [Galliano] afterwards.’ Insane!”
And they did, because life really is that perfect for some people. (No, not us.)
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The only person in the history of the world to be able to rock opposite-cleavage and still look hot is Blake Lively. And girlfriend does it all the time.
Blake, seen here wearing some of her wardrobe from Gossip Girl while she currently shoots in New York, looks pretty amazing no matter what she wears (it’s sort of unfair that she’s been blessed with the world’s most coveted hair, legs and – sorry if it sounds creepy – but yes, the world’s most perky breasts). And boy does she love to make sure her girls have their breathing room. She definitely takes this look and runs with it, onscreen and off.
Blake Lively is apparently tired of being on the small screen and has cast her sights on being a film actress. She’s well on her way, but there’s still that pesky Gossip Girl show she’s the star of standing in her way. A source says that she wants off so badly though that “Blake has asked producers to kill off her character.” To that, we have but one name for Blake, a name which serves as a warning to be careful what you wish for: Mischa. Barton.
Barton was in Blake’s exact same shoes a few years ago when she was the female star of The O.C. Her career was built around the Josh Schwartz-produced television show that all the kids were watching, she had a blossoming film career, the whole nine, just like Lively. Once Marissa Cooper was killed in a fiery wreck off the Pacific Coast Highway though, that was a one-way-ticket to David Caruso-town. That’s the small hamlet where former TV stars go to pasture after the movie careers they thought they would have turn out to consist of crappy flicks better left unseen, like Jade. Barton’s had a tough time, what with her next series, The Beautiful Life, cancelled after just four episodes and a slim movie career. So Blake, we know you have the boobs and the gams this business requires, but please, reconsider your options at least until you have a few more movies lined up.
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We really need to stop reporting on all the crazy things Taylor Momsen says, because it’s genuinely starting to upset us. The now-17-year-old has thrown dozens of choice quotes our way over the past couple years, the general sentiment being “I don’t give a f*ck and also, f*ck you.” Today’s sound bite might take the cake though. In a radio interview in New Zealand, Momsen joked “I was raised Catholic. I f*cked a priest once — I’m just kidding.” Ha….ha? Look, we’re not Catholic and our sensibilities aren’t that delicate, but what are you trying to prove? We get it! You are edgy! You win the Edgy Award 2010! Congrats!
Taylor later got into feminist mode in the interview when she said answered to people who criticized her for discussing her vibrator. ”I’m not a whore for masturbating, so f*ck you if you want to call me one. I think women should equally be allowed to pleasure themselves as much as men. I think that if that has any more controversy than a man talking about pleasuring himself, then there’s something wrong with the world.”
Oh my God, didn’t this topic already get covered in six seasons of Sex and The City? But also, it’s because you are seventeen that you are being targeted, Tay. Did you think of that? You are not as old and wise as you think. So, to quote you, “shut the f*k up”. Your schtick is tired. And we don’t mean your vibrator.
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Isn’t it awkward when real life mirrors TV? There’s always been bad blood between Gossip Girl man-whore Chuck Bass and Brooklynite Vanessa Abrams, and now the stars behind the characters are emulating their scripted beef. Only, this won’t go away with the swipe of a scriptwriter, unfortunately.
Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr (Bass and Abrams, respectively) split up recently becauseÃ‚Â Ã‚Â she couldn’t keep from pawing heirÃ‚Â Marco Minuto. Problem is, Ã‚Â you don’t mess with the Basstard and get away with it. It’s a cautionary tale of how dating a co-star can go horribly wrong because the ensuing drama is screwing up the entire cast’s mojo. A source explained, “Jessica still misses Ed and want’s him back. However, he is heartbroken and wants nothing to do with her. Ed has really alienated Jessica from the rest of the cast.”
Sadly, Szohr’s really feeling the heat because of Westwick’s blacklisting. It was Nate’s, err, Chace Crawford‘s birthday last week and while the whole cast was celebrating at Scalinatella, guess who wasn’t invited. WhenÃ‚Â Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, Crawford and Westwick hung out at The Smith, Szohr was banned from the get together. Says a chatty source, “Ed doesn’t want to be around her, he’s still very hurt.”
Not so different from aÃ‚Â Gossip Girl episode, is it? XOXO!
Never ceasing for a minute to remind us that she does not remember she is still a kid, Taylor Momsen expounded recently on the development of her personal style, scoffing that, “I still wear pieces from when I was in f*cking middle school.”
Oh, you mean from LAST YEAR? You mean from five minutes ago? Do kids in middle school really have “pieces” now? If a giant t-shirt our grandma got us from Kissimmee-St. Cloud counts as a “piece,” then we have several pieces that we’re still incorporating into our wardrobe. And we’re almost one thousand years old! If that really is true about her middle school wardrobe…wow, that sounds like a middle school for criminals, by criminals. We don’t know about you, but our school had a strict No Exposed Garter Belts policy that they were really sticklers about.
Momsen continues, “I do myself up kind of like a doll. I have a doll collection and I look at their outfits and kind of imitate them.” What kind of horrifying doll could she possibly mean? Those dolls seem like they would be terribly inappropriate and need to be heavily Febrezed. All of her comments came in response to questions about why she fired her stylist, most likely after Momsen got tired of her suggestions like, “You should really put on actual clothes over your underwear,” and, “Seriously though, where are you parents right now?”