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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Ed Westwick put on his most horrified face while taking a photo with a fan at the tents at Bryant Park yesterday. Maybe he was just grimacing at the sight of all the extravagant materialism surrounding him at Fashion Week, and wondered, “for what?” Or maybe the dude next to him just farted. [Photo: SplashNewsOnline]
Three-year-old Suri Cruise has been a mini-fashionista since birth; perfection from head-to-toe in plaids, petticoats, and pumps. We’ve admired the tot’s style for a few years now, but not until today did we have a fashion revelation: her ensembles are strikingly similar to that of “Gossip Girl” Blair Waldorf. Both cute-as-a-button brunettes love feminine, preppy outfits complete with coordinating purses and headbands. Here are some of our favorite Queen B-inspired looks rocked by the fabulous offspring of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
1. Patriotic Prepsters
Four more Blair-esque ensembles after the jump.
In a new, thoroughly exhausting interview, Taylor Momsen‘s apathetic teen “whatever”-ness comes out in full force. Momsen’s really working her f*ck-all persona lately, what with her recent quote about being too busy to think about Haiti, and now in this interview in the Times Online she tells parents who don’t like her style to eff off.
“To be honest. I don’t f***ing care. 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,” Momsen said. We don’t know if you caught what she was saying, but the gist is that she doesn’t care.
Momsen also discussed a famous role she didn’t accept, that of Hannah Montana. But again, if you think she cares about not being the Disney Channel’s biggest star, think again. “Honestly, if I’d have ended up as Hannah Montana, I don’t know if the show would have gone as well. I probably would have told them all to go f*** themselves by the time I hit 11. And I don’t know how that would have gone down. It’s great for Miley, but I really like where I am right now and I feel really fortunate to be able to really be myself.”
Really? You really think that at 11 you’d be telling people to f*** off? What a charming child you must have been. We are so looking forward to the day when adult Taylor, dressed in her best slacks and sensible cardigan, looks back on these faux-badass quotes and laughs at how obnoxious she sounds. ‘Cause that’s what we’re doing right now. [Photo: Getty Images]