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?”
Gossip Girl has been filming back in New York for the past few weeks after a stint shooting in Paris. But just what it is they’re shooting is anybody’s guess. We found these shots of the cast prepping for what looks to be a huge, fancy party scene, but everyone is wearing such loud colors and prints, we have no idea what kind of party it might be. Certainly not a White Party, that’s for sure, but it looks like Blake Lively is none to happy, whatever it is. We thought we’d lend a hand to show’s producers and throw out some hypothetical titles for this pattern-heavy episode.
- I Wanna Frock You Like An Animal
- Sequins Of Events
- Girls Gone Wild Game
- Maxi-Dress, Mini-Hurt
- Freak Of Nature Reserve
- Prints And The Revolution
- Safari, So Good
Seriously, what on earth are they filming with all these animal prints?
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Does this look like a man who’s worried about future employment? OK, it looks like a guy who should be, but clearly he hasn’t gotten that memo. Marked man Ed Westwick took his sportingest hat with him to the 30th Anniversary Party for EXPRESS in NYC last night, looking like Simon LeBon if “Hungry Like The Wolf” was about turning to one. If Chuck Bass had really died from that gunshot, he’d surely be dressed more somberly. See more photos from the party in the gallery below.
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Did you really think that Chuck Bass was going to go down in a dirty alley in Prague? The Gossip Girl finale lived up to it’s name and had us texting “WTF. XOXO” frantically. What the hell, dudes? Fortunately, news has surfaced so rest your pretty little heads. Ed Westwick aka Chuck Bass in not dead.
CW’s Upfront charted out a Bass bio and it turns out that he’s alive and well and has a new lease on life! And Chair isn’t done because Bass is going to up the ante on his efforts to get back a Paris-bound Blair! Swoon! No change on the Little J front. Taylor Momsen‘s still MIA for an ‘indefinite’ number of episodes!
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While some adults, like the questionable fellow in front of the stage last night’s London performance, are glad to see the scantily-clad Taylor Momsen and her Pretty Reckless kick off their European tour, most parents may be less than enthusiastic. Remember the crap storm when Katy Perry posed with a knife? Well, the 16-year-old Gossip Girl star had to go and praise her knife collection to The Metro.
I have a knife collection. I have my favourite black knife with me all the time, it’s a switchblade. It relaxes me to flick it. I close it and open it…I took them through security, took them on the plane, opened my bag to get my wallet in LA and they fell out. I was like ‘holy s—.’
Though we’re going to assume she’s unaware that knife crime is a big deal in England, it’s unlikely Taylor gives a crap anyway. “I don’t f***ing care,” Taylor said last January. “I didn’t get into this to be a role model. So I’m sorry if I’m influencing your kids in a way that you don’t like, but I can’t be responsible for their actions. I don’t care.” See more of that punk rock bravado in the gallery below.
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We’ve come to expect Gossip Girl‘s Taylor Momsen to be scantily clad while performing with The Pretty Reckless but homegurl was straight-up trashy at Bamboozle Music Festival. In tiny denim cut-offs, a cropped tank, exposed roots, and far too much eyeliner, the 16-year-old looked too “rock star” for her own good. Momsen hates comparisons to Courtney Love, but she’s not doing much to distinguish herself as anything but a leggy, bleached party girl. Clean up your act, lil J! [Photo: Splash News]
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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What the heck is up over at Gossip Girl? First we heard that Ed Westwick had a dramatic split with co-star Jessica Szohr (a story their rep denies), and now OK! says Leighton Meester has broken up with Sebastian Stan! “[Leighton] doesn’t know how to be in a relationship and doesn’t really like them,” a rather catty pal told the magazine, claiming her occasional co-star was “heartbroken” over being dumped. Hey dude, there are plenty of other girls out there—girls who don’t wear fringe capes to movie premieres and tell reporters that they “hated every boyfriend they’ve had” while they’re dating you.
So good luck, Penn Badgley and Blake Lively! If the sexiest self-righteous lead in teen soap history (sorry, James Van Der Beek and Jason Priestley fans) can’t continue to work things out with his queen of cleavage, then Gossip Girl‘s producers might as well make it a reality show—there’s clearly more drama these days off-screen than on.
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Blake Lively and Penn Badgely. Sebastian Stan and Leighton Meester. Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford.* Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr. These are the on-set relationships that have blossomed on Gossip Girl, a show with a match-making track record better than eHarmony.
Sadly though, one of these relationships was not destined to be. Page Six reports that Ed dumped Jessica after learning she was getting a little too flirtatious with one of his good friends. A source told the paper “Jessica recently celebrated her birthday in LA and was being openly affectionate and flirty with Marco [Minuto]. They ended up back at the same hotel, but nobody knows what happened behind closed doors. Her flirty behavior shocked a lot of their friends, so word quickly got back to Ed, who has been filming in Europe. He immediately ended their relationship on the phone.” Jessica flew to London to try and salvage the relationship but it sounds like Ed’s not having any of it. So much for that house they were going to buy.
*Ex-roommates with benefits?
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