Articles for Gossip Girl Season 2

The wait for the new season of Gossip Girl is finally over. Tonight, we‘ll be able to catch up with our favorite band of spoiled rich kids. Probably, most of us fans aren‘t accustomed to the jet-setting lifestyle of the fabulously wealthy, so this might be the closest we‘ll ever get to summering in the Hamptons.Tonight‘s season premiere, punnily entitled “Summer, Kind of Wonderful,” finds our favorite denizens of Manhattan‘s exclusive Upper East Side winding down their summers at an exclusive party at the Hamptons. Blair has returned from Europe with a new hottie on her arm, making Chuck seethe with jealousy. Nate, having broken up with Vanessa at the end of last season, is clearly up to no good, and I‘ve got some juicy video clips of tonight‘s Gossip Girl episode.SPOILER ALERT!!! GO NO FURTHER IF YOU DON‘T LIKE SPOILERS! Read more »
Gossip Girl is back and better than ever. I agree with my fellow BuddyTV staffer Don Williams that there is no sophomore slump in sight. Blair (Leighton Meester) was at her bitchy best last night, delivering one liner after one liner with perfect contempt. The way that she went from being dismissive of “James” to being sycophantic of “m‘Lord” to being heartbroken when Chuck couldn‘t say those three little words was just brilliant. Of course, that Basstard, the Mother Chucker himself, was in rare form as well. How is it that Ed Westwick can woo me so easily with his skeaziness?However, there‘s one thing that I would like changed, please. The only thing that would make Gossip Girl better would be if they re-vamped Dan Humphrey‘s character. Read more »
The world of Gossip Girl can never stay happy for long. Though the season 2 premiere featured Jenny (Taylor Momsen) finally getting some respect as a fashion intern and Dan and Serena putting aside their nonsense to get back together, the recent announcement of two new recurring characters will certainly put a stop to that.Willa Holland and John Patrick Amedori are joining Gossip Girl in recurring roles that will provide some trouble for the Humphrey children. Holland will play a 16-year-old model named Agnes in at least three episodes while Amedori will show up as Aaron Rose, a potential suitor for Serena. Read more »
It‘s only the second week of the Gossip Girl season, and already, I feel like I‘m just repeating myself over and over about how much Blair Waldorf rocks.One of Blair‘s key traits is that she often gets carried away in playing the Audrey Hepburn movie in her head. She‘s only known Marcus‘ true identity for 12 hours and she‘s already planning on becoming his consort. She moves faster than any of us would were we in her Christian Louboutin strappy sandals, but Leighton Meester is so brilliant at playing Blair that we really feel for her when she descends into moments of self-doubt. “I‘m his secret summer shame!” she laments to Serena (Blake Lively). Read more »
Clearly, everything I write about Gossip Girl every week could easily be about the extreme hotness of Blair (Leighton Meester) and Chuck (Ed Westwick), since they and their twisted relationship are by far the best parts of the show. That scene at Blair‘s party when Chuck asks her about her (nonexistent) sex life with Lord Marcus? H-O-T!But let‘s fan our fevered brows and take a step back to assess some of the minor players in this tale, bravely venturing out into the deliciously debauched waters of MILF- and FILF-dom. Read more »
Almost everyone ended up apart this week on Gossip Girl. Let‘s see, here: Cougar Catherine schemed to keep Vanessa away from Nate. Serena and Dan finally decided that they couldn‘t overcome their mountain of issues and decided to call it quits. And, Chuck Basstard played interference with Blair‘s romance with her British lord Marcus. However, Catherine managed to upgrade Nate from boy-toy to gigolo, so at least these two have access to regular nooky.Read on to see some clips and photos from the new episode of Gossip Girl. Read more »
For most of my life, I‘ve been of the opinion that guys and girls can be friends, that it‘s just those annoying stereotype-mongers who insisted otherwise. After all, I am one of those girls who happens to have more guy friends than girl friends. However, I do know from experience that it‘s very difficult to stay friends with someone you were in a relationship with, and last night‘s Gossip Girl corroborates my theory.What often ends up happening when you break up with someone is that you either make yourself forget why the relationship failed in the first place and give in to your baser instincts, as Serena and Dan did in the Hamptons this summer, or else your feelings morph into jealousy and competitiveness, as Serena‘s and Dan‘s did in last night‘s episode of Gossip Girl. Read more »
The presidential race that our country is currently obsessed with almost seems low-key and innocent compared to the backstabbing and manipulation that‘s been happening on Gossip Girl this season.  Blair has been triumphant in the games of one-upsmanship for most of the season, but Chuck truly stole her thunder in the latest episode.  In a totally OMG-worthy moment, it was revealed that Chuck hired new girl Amanda to woo Dan, all in an effort to persuade Serena to reclaim her rightful place as queen of Constance Billiard.  His evil plan worked wonderfully, and it also succeeded in pissing off power-hungry Blair.On the next episode of Gossip Girl, the gang drops in on New York Fashion Week.  Read on for some photos and a clip from the episode. Read more »
There are few people more annoying in this world than those who seem to glide effortlessly through life, being perfect at everything without even trying. Jenny‘s (Taylor Momsen) assessment of the Serena-Blair dialectic in last night‘s episode of Gossip Girl was spot on. Serena has no discernible talent in anything other than pouting, but she is so beautiful that she can get away with murder – err, or at least, accidentally overdosing a guy with his own drugs. On the other hand, Blair is cunning, has a strategic mind that Machiavelli himself would kill to have and continually proves her intelligence with every cutting one-liner she makes. There‘s no question which one is smarter and more determined to achieve success, yet it‘s always Serena, Serena, Serena who gets all the attention. Read more »
Early last month, Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly broke the news that Wallace Shawn would be guest starring on the CW‘s Gossip Girl. And this week, TV Guide reported that Shawn will be playing a love interest for Blair‘s mother Eleanor Waldorf. Shawn will appear on Gossip Girl for a multiple-episode arc beginning on November 11, to kick off November sweeps.You may remember Wallace Shawn as the Sicilian criminal mastermind who was outwitted by Westley in The Princess Bride. He is memorable for his catchword: “Inconceivable!” Now, he‘ll be joining the ranks of the Upper East Side as the father of Serena‘s new beau, Aaron (guest star John Patrick Amedori). Read more »
Like most Gossip Girl addicts, I‘m a huge fan of the dynamic between Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass.  I would happily watch them bicker, backstab and scheme against one another for about 300 more episodes.  I‘ll never tire of the way B manages to turn C‘s name into a curse word with terms like "mother Chucker" and "Basshole," and I always feel my heart sink when they share the occasional romantic moment that inevitably goes awry due to Chuck‘s mother Chucking bad boy ways.  Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick have chemistry to burn, which is apparent whether they‘re tossing insults at one another or hooking up during a blackout.  They‘re the best part of a ridiculously great show.As much as I love Chuck and Blair, I‘m not sure I want to see them get together until the show comes to an end.  Can you imagine B and C settled down with one another and acting lovey-dovey and romantic?  Even Georgina Sparks isn‘t as frightening as that thought. Read more »
I‘m always interested to see how teen dramas handle the inevitable trip to college.  The original Beverly Hills 90210 kept its characters in high school until they were about 40, One Tree Hill jumped ahead four years to skip college altogether, and The O.C. and Dawson‘s Creek dared to break their groups apart and send them in different directions.  There‘s no telling what will happen to the Gossip Girl gang when they graduate from Constance Billiard, but this week‘s episode, entitled "New Haven Can Wait," will find the scandalous teens causing some trouble on the Yale campus.  Will Yale-obsessed Blair (Leighton Meester) make a good impression on the dean, or will her catfight with Serena leave her disheveled and distracted?To get fans ready for Monday‘s new Gossip Girl, we have some photos and a promo from the episode. Read more »
Gossip Girl never fails to keep me riveted, even in the face of ridonkulous college shenanigans. Last night‘s episode was full of double-crossing, manipulation and of course, the ultimate in teen soap entertainment, a kickass catfight.I couldn‘t honestly tell you why catfights are so entertaining. If I saw one in person, I would probably be horrified or embarrassed for the girls involved or fearful for their wellbeing. But it‘s different on TV, and even more so on Gossip Girl. It‘s just so satisfying to watch a growing feud between two frenemies escalate into a hair-pulling, nail-clawing girl-brawl, especially when the frenemies in question are one Serena van der Woodsen and one Blair Cornelia Waldorf. Read more »
 <<PREVIOUS | HOME>>There is no TV character, male or female, more fashion forward than Chuck Bass. The delightfully mischievous mastermind on Gossip Girl is bold in his choices, from brightly colored pants to his old-school swim suit. But nothing is more fashionable than Chuck‘s scarf.The scarf is not an accessory many men can pull off, but with his bold choices in color, Chuck makes it work. The viewer‘s attention always goes straight to Chuck‘s latest ensemble, and he isn‘t afraid to experiment with strange new choices. Chuck Bass‘ wardrobe embodies everything Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum encourage designers to do on Project Runway. He‘s the male equivalent of Carrie Bradshaw, making a statement with his clothing. Read more »
It may be tough for Gossip Girl to top the hilarious catfight between Blair and Serena that was the highlight of Monday‘s episode, but next week‘s installment will try to do just that.  The episode, entitled "Chuck in Real Life," finds Vanessa attempting to blackmail Blair (Leighton Meester) into being a nicer person.  You‘d think V would know by now that anyone who goes up against Miss Waldorf is immediately crushed and run out of town.  What sort of evil deeds will B have to indulge in to teach Vanessa a lesson?To get fans ready for next week‘s new Gossip Girl, we have some pictures and a promo for the episode. Read more »
Serena‘s younger brother Eric may be the gay one with the new cute boyfriend, but it‘s Dan (Penn Badgley) and Nate who are entering into uncharted relationship territory on Gossip Girl lately.Before we get to Nan (or would they be called Date?), I think it‘s crucial that we discuss the hub of all bromances on Gossip Girl, the Basshole himself, Mr. Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick). Read more »
The people over at US Weekly are reporting that Taylor Momsen, 15, was hospitalized earlier this week for a life-threatening illness. Evidently, there weren‘t even whispers of the Gossip Girl actress‘ illness until she was released earlier today. She had spent three nights in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.Taylor Momsen‘s doctor, Shawn Nasseri, came forward to announce, "She has been hospitalized for a severe, potentially life-threatening throat infection since Sunday.” No details were released about the specifics of her maladies, but I assume this is due to the physician client privilege. Read more »
Gossip Girl‘s episode titles always bring a smile to my face.  Season 1‘s "Blair Waldorf Must Pie!" remains the best title ever, but this week‘s "Pret-a-Poor-J" is also pretty hilarious.  For those who don‘t keep up with fashion terms, prêt-à-porter means "ready to wear" in French.  The title also signifies that next week‘s episode is going to be all about Jenny (Taylor Momsen), who gets her bitch on once again after guest star Willa Holland (The O.C.) convinces her she can become a great fashion designer without the help of Eleanor Waldorf.  Will poor J never learn her lesson?To get fans ready for Monday‘s new Gossip Girl, we have some pictures and a promo for the episode. Read more »
On last night‘s Gossip Girl, Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) finally left her childish ways behind her by wearing a hideous mullet and black skanky eyeliner to go with her rebellious new attitude. Well, I like the ‘tude, but I can certainly live without the mullet or the eyeliner. Or that awful hat she was wearing all episode. What was up with that? For a talented young fashion designer, she should try to make herself a wee bit more presentable, n‘est-ce pas? Read more »
I know I‘m in the minority on this one, and feel free to bludgeon me with a Burberry bag if you must, but I actually like Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl.  The character receives a lot of hate from the fans, who tend to see Little J as an obnoxious, annoying brat.  I agree she can be bratty, but for the most part I think she‘s delightfully bitchy, which is quite different.  It‘s nice to see a 15-year-old who has both the ‘tude to stand up to the likes of Blair and Eleanor Waldorf, and the nerve to plant a kiss on Nate.  Little J has what it takes to mix things up with the devious masterminds of the Upper East Side, and that‘s something to be admired.On Monday‘s new episode of Gossip Girl, J and Agnes plan a guerilla fashion show that may catapult Jenny to fame and fortune.  You can check out some photos and a promo for the episode below. Read more »
Last season, the writers‘ strike led to the shutdown of all of our favorite scripted television shows, forcing many of them to wrap up their seasons with less than 22 episodes.  A few shows bounced back from the strike and went on to ratings gold, but others have found their numbers plummeting since the new season began.  Viewers are a fickle bunch, and if a show disappears for too long it‘s likely many people will forget about it and move on. The CW has struggled to court viewers since its inception, and their latest plan ensures that fickle audience members won‘t have time to forget their shows.  According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, the network has ordered additional episodes of Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and 90210, allowing each series to have an extra long season. Read more »
In the world of Gossip Girl, when life gives the characters lemons, they usually blackmail someone into taking the lemons after snapping an incriminating photo of them sexing up a stranger.  Unfortunately, clever blackmail schemes can‘t solve every problem, which is why last night‘s episode found two characters packing their bags and getting away from it all.  After being confronted by Dan (Penn Badgley) about his fling with Jenny, Nate decided to ditch the Upper East Side to stay with his mom in the Hamptons.  As for Little J, the wannabe Project Runway contestant didn‘t need a push from Tim Gunn to know it was time to leave her happy home.  Jenny‘s impromptu fashion show may have been a hit with the New York elite, but not with Rufus, who‘s probably wondering if he should have given the girl up for adoption before she reached puberty. Read more »
The last few episodes of Gossip Girl have focused on hot couples like Nate and Jenny and Chuck and Blair, but next week‘s scandalous hour finally allows the adults to find some romance.  Monday‘s episode introduces Cyrus Rose, played by The Princess Bride‘s Wallace Shawn, who immediately becomes smitten with Eleanor Waldorf.  In the Gossip Girl book series, Rose eventually marries Eleanor and becomes Blair‘s horribly embarrassing stepfather.  Could the head honcho of Waldorf designs actually settle down with Mr. "Inconceivable!" himself?To get fans ready for Monday‘s episode, we have some pictures and clips from "Bonfire of the Vanity." Read more »
Every week on Gossip Girl, we bear witness to such lies, manipulations and schemes that would make Machiavelli himself blush. In the real world, we probably don‘t come across anything quite so tawdry or malicious as some of the shenanigans that we see on Gossip Girl, but maybe that‘s why it‘s so entertaining and addictive to watch.However, underneath its decadently polished veneer, Gossip Girl tells a universal tale about basic people with the kind of relationships that you and I all have. We may not all have trust funds or Cindi Lauper-smitten maids who wait on us hand and foot, but we all have best friends we sometimes bicker with and lovers we quarrel with. Above all, we all have parents. Read more »
Last week‘s episode of Gossip Girl introduced us to the man who aspires to one day be Blair‘s embarrassing stepfather, Cyrus Rose.  Cyrus may be responsible for bringing the giant bore known as Aaron into the world, but his sense of humor, romantic past and ability to outsmart the Machiavellian Miss Waldorf made him instantly lovable.  We‘ll see more of Cyrus in next week‘s special Thanksgiving episode, the title of which is a spin on the Orson Welles film The Magnificent Ambersons.  That movie is about a young man in a rich, screwed up family, which is something Nate can probably relate to.To get fans ready for next week‘s Gossip Girl, we have some photos and a promo for the episode. Read more »
Connor Paolo plays the youngest member of the van der Woodsen-Bass blended family on Gossip Girl.  Paolo‘s Eric is Jenny Humphrey‘s best friend, and quite possibly the only character in all of Gossip Girl with a clear head on his shoulders.  Funny thing, too, because Eric van der Woodsen started out the series checked into a mental institution.  Since then, he has come out of the closet, gotten a super-cute new boyfriend, Jonathan, and a new older step-brother to look up to in Chuck Bass.Connor spoke to BuddyTV about some of the exciting new things that await his character on Gossip Girl, and about his off screen relationship with his fellow castmembers. Read more »
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday ever. Think about it. The holiday doesn‘t have any basis in religion, and there isn‘t any obligation to give gifts. Sure, you‘ll have to sweep the genocide of the indigenous peoples part of the holiday under the rug, but what better way to ease your conscience than to dull your senses with a turkey and pie-induced stupor?Thanksgiving in real life is still more than a week away, but in Gossip Girl-land, it has already come and gone and imparted important life lessons to all and sundry. This year, the lesson learned was that snooping around in other people‘s business is bad and if you do such a terrible deed, you‘ll likely have to spend Thanksgiving alone, in a car, keeping tabs on your wife as she shares a happy, wholesome meal with her old flame. Read more »
Josh Schwartz was the youngest show runner in the recorded history of television when he created and took the reins of The O.C. on FOX.  When that iconic teen drama came to an unsightly end, Schwartz quickly bounced back, bringing two series to network air at the same – NBC‘s Chuck and The CW‘s Gossip Girl.  Both are highly regarded among critics and have reached some modicum of success (in the world of TV, making it to a second season is an accomplishment in and of itself).  A screenwriter first and foremost, Schwartz has been hired to pen his first big movie project.  FOX has brought him in to write (and possibly direct) the next X-Men film, tentatively titled X-Men: First Class.  Read more »
The on-again, off-again relationship between Serena and Dan has never been the best thing about Gossip Girl.  They simply can‘t compare to the mischievous duo of Chuck and Blair, and there were times during the S and D maelstrom that I wished they‘d simply move on to other people for a while.  The introduction of Aaron Rose -- Serena‘s artsy, polyamorous new boy toy -- initially seemed like a step in the right direction.  Everyone needs a good rebound guy, even if that guy has a tween beard and a penchant for girlie scarves.  Unfortunately, due to some serious miscasting, Aaron has become a plague on both Serena and Gossip Girl itself.  Who do I have to blackmail to convince the writers to permanently ship Aaron off to the Hamptons? Read more »
Georgina Sparks is easily one of the best characters to ever stir up trouble on Gossip Girl.  The conniving, deceitful and slightly insane teen arrived last season intent on destroying Serena‘s life, eventually leading S to reveal that she kind of, sort of killed a man.  I had previously enjoyed Michelle Trachtenberg‘s work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Six Feet Under, but the actress really proved herself by transforming into the uber-bitch of the Upper East Side.  G eventually got shipped off to boarding school when Blair tricked her into reuniting with her parents, but her presence still looms over the series.  Viewers know that she could return at any moment, and when she does both B and S will have to watch their backs.According to the New York Post, Trachtenberg was seen on the Gossip Girl set last week paling around with her on-screen nemesis, Leighton Meester.  Could Georgina‘s return already be in the works? Read more »
Cover your ears.  The fangirls are still shrieking in glee for Gossip Girl‘s Ed Westwick.  He isn‘t just the suave and manipulative Chuck Bass on the series; he‘s also in a rock band.  Apparently, playing the Upper East Side bad boy wasn‘t enough for him.  Westwick has the whole package to fit the image. As the vocalist of the indie-punk band The Filthy Youth, there‘s no doubt that Westwick is out to win the hearts of many.  Teenage girls surely won‘t be able to resist his vocal prowess, as he screams lyrics that are actually very reminiscent of Gossip Girl themes.  Read more »
If I made a list of the best background characters on television, Dorota from Gossip Girl would definitely make the top five.  Blair‘s poor, put-upon maid is absolutely hilarious in every scene she‘s in, whether she‘s ignoring her "I‘m a Slave 4 U" ringtone that accompanies calls from Eleanor Waldorf, or reminding Blair that God is watching even during her naughtiest moments.  Dorota is the type of character who must have tons of interesting stories to tell, even if they‘ll never be shown on Gossip Girl.  She‘s certainly seen some crazy things during her years working in the Waldorf mansion.According to Kristin at E!Online, viewers will soon get to see more of the sassy maid as she headlines her own spin-off.  Unfortunately, the further adventures of Dorota won‘t be airing on the CW, but exclusively on Verizon phones. Read more »
Thanksgiving is a time for food, family, and, most importantly, a time to plan your holiday shopping. The day after Thanksgiving is often called Black Friday because shopping malls are crowded with people doing all their Christmas shopping.BuddyTV wants to make that experience simpler, so we offer our new Holiday Gift Guide. We chosen the best gifts for TV and movies, plus a few other specialty categories to cater to your every need. Whether you’re trying to stay on a budget for your office Secret Santa or if you’re finding the perfect gift for that obsessive Supernatural fan in your life, we have great ideas for everyone. Read more »
In my naïve youth, I used to think that after two people break up, they definitely can continue on being friends. I mean, most of the time, my boyfriends have started out as good friends anyway, so if things didn‘t happen to work out romantically, why not just go back to being friends again?Well, it‘s not that simple. When you share a mutual attraction with someone whom you were accustomed to smooching, among other things, it‘s extremely difficult to make those feelings and desires go away. Plus, there were probably many good reasons why you started dating in the first place, and those reasons are not going to go away just because other things might not work out. This is a lesson that Gossip Girl‘s erstwhile lovers Dan (Penn Badgley) and Serena (Blake Lively) need to learn. And fast. Read more »
Last week we reported that Gossip Girl‘s Dorota, who is easily the best maid on television, will be getting her own series of mobisodes that will air exclusively on Verizon phones.  While that may be the most hilarious spin-off idea ever, it seems that the CW has even bigger plans to expand the Gossip Girl universe.  Variety is reporting that the network, which recently canceled plans to produce a Smallville companion series, is looking to create an official spin-off of the scandalous teen soap.  There‘s no word on what the show would be about or which characters would be involved, but the CW may use an episode of Gossip Girl later this season to introduce the concept and test audience reaction. Read more »
The year is almost over, and BuddyTV wants to know which shows were your absolute favorites from 2008. We have a huge Showdown featuring 48 of the top shows of the year, from reality staples like American Idol to smash hits like CSI. You can vote for your favorite cult shows like Supernatural, or a small comedy like It‘s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  We have shows still going strong like Grey‘s Anatomy and shows canceled before their time like Jericho.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SHOW OF 2008>> Read more »
Death is usually a terrible, tragic affair, but on Gossip Girl an untimely demise led to one of the best episodes of the season.  Last night‘s scandalous, heartbreaking installment didn‘t make me weep for Bart Bass, who was a true Basshole even on his best days, but it did make me feel for Chuck, who spiraled into liquor, twins and cattiness following his father‘s death.  Ed Westwick owned every moment of the episode as he showed us a side of Chuck we‘d never seen before.  He may hate to admit it, but It turns out the mother Chucker has a heart after all. Read more »
Fans of the CW‘s Gossip Girl have been anxious to learn more since rumors of a spin-off surfaced recently, wondering if current cast members would be leaving the hit show to star in the new series. Now a CW insider is telling Star magazine that the spin-off will center on the early romance between Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle).According to the network insider, the spin-off will begin when Lily and Rufus first meet and become a couple. But Gossip Girl fans need not fear, as the network plans to cast two new actors to play these younger versions of Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan‘s (Penn Badgely) parents. All the original cast members of Gossip Girl will remain intact. Read more »
Looks like Aaron Rose, Serena‘s most recent mopey artist boy-toy, whom BuddyTV has not-so-fondly nicknamed “Boron,” has gone to Argentina… and he‘s not coming back.The CW has confirmed that the December 8 episode of Gossip Girl, “O Brother, Where Bart Thou?” is the last that viewers will see of John Patrick Amedori, who plays Serena‘s (Blake Lively) latest love interest and in the most recent episode decides to jet off to Buenos Aires, convincing Serena to come with him. Read more »
Since the CW series Gossip Girl will be going on an almost month-long hiatus, some of its stars take advantage of the break to venture out of the hit and take on some other projects.For one, Gossip Girl star Michelle Trachtenberg is heading to Sundance Film Festival for a new movie, the independently produced dramedy Against the Current.  Trachtenberg, 23 and best known for playing Dawn Summers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will star opposite Joseph Fiennes in the film that will debut next month at the Utah film fest.  It also stars Justin Kirk from Weeds, Elizabeth Reaser from the current movie hit Twilight and Golden Globe-winning actress Mary Tyler Moore.  Trachtenberg, of course, plays Georgina Sparks on the CW hit. Read more »
Three more celebrities have been added to the already star-studded list of presenters at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Gossip Girl star Blake Lively, Aaron Eckhart of The Dark Knight, and Laurence Fishburne, fresh off his new leading role on CSI, will all be handing out globes at the January 11 ceremony . Lively, Eckhart, and Fishburne join several fellow TV and movie stars as announcers at the award show. The array already includes Drew Barrymore, Simon Baker of The Mentalist, Jake Gyllenhaal, and new mom Amy Poehler. Latina hotties Salma Hayek and Jennifer Lopez are also on tap to announce winners, as are comedy stars Sasha Baron Cohen, Ricky Gervais, and Seth Rogen. Read more »
Last night marked the end of a long dry spell between episodes of Gossip Girl as the teen drama returned with the episode called "In The Realm of the Basses."  But that‘s not the only reason for fans to celebrate.  According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, Michelle Trachtenberg will soon reprise her role as our favorite backstabber, Georgina Sparks.Warning: Possible spoilers below!!! Read more »
Secrets, secrets, are no fun. Secrets, secrets, hurt someone.Did anyone else learn this simple mantra in grade school? No? Just me? Well, regardless, this little lesson has served me well over the years, and pretty much all the characters on Gossip Girl last night could have used such a nursery-rhyme reminder. Monday‘s episode, “In the Realm of the Basses,” brings us into a post-New Year‘s Upper Eastside, where things are even more confused and frightening than before—and all because of secrets.Secrets can be fun while they last, and there‘s still that age-old saying: “What they don‘t know can‘t hurt ‘em.” But the tricky thing about secrets is that they don‘t stay secrets for long. The secret that we most want to keep hidden is the one that always find a way to the surface. And the person whom we most want to protect from the truth—well, they‘re pretty much guaranteed to find out. That‘s just how secrets work. It‘s only a matter of time. Read more »
Nicole Richie is reportedly in talks to return to the small screen, with sources saying she is considering a guest role on the CW‘s Gossip Girl, possibly on this season‘s finale.The online entertainment community was abuzz earlier today with reports that a source told the New York Daily News newspaper, "Nicole loves Gossip Girl and she wants a really bitchy, juicy role."UPDATE: Richie‘s rep was quick to quell this internet rumor. According to Usmagazine.com, "Richie‘s rep tells Usmagazine.com that it‘s "not true" she‘s planning to guest star on the CW show."Oops! But even Gossip Girl herself has quoted an unreliable source now and then. Read more »
BuddyTV‘s running a special feature on all of the wonderfully unique families on TV. Within the feature, there‘s a chance to win a flat-screen TV as well as a couple of Showtime prize packages with DVD sets for Dexter season 2, Penn & Teller: BS! season 5, Californication season 1, The L Word season 5, and The Tudors season 1. TV families always seem to be more interesting than our own. In fact, they‘re never normal. At one point or another, we‘ll all wished to be a part of some imaginary clan. Something deep inside draws us to the craziness, the tenderness or the drama. So we salute all these unique TV families. Read more »
Now being a “shipper” is a very serious thing. I mean, as your characters fall in love, you do too. 2008 was full of great television relationships. We had to narrow it down to a lucky 20 for BuddyTV users to choose from.Any shipper fanatic knows their “ship” inside and out. I, for one, will always be a LoVe shipper. That is - Logan and Veronica of Veronica Mars. 2008 saw the development of new ships, the crumble of others, and the long lasting tension of our older ships. Overall, it‘s been a great year for most shippers.The competition will be fierce as there are a lot of fans out there. When we did our “Which One Tree Hill Couple is Best” showdown, Brook and Lucas pulled out the win from underneath Leyton and Naley fans. MiSa (Michael and Sara from Prison Break) fans have been known to be a powerful force. Read more »
The you-know-what hit the proverbial fan last week on Gossip Girl, with revelations all around for our favorite Upper East Siders. Rufus (Matthew Settle) and Lily (Kelly Rutherford) are out on a love-child manhunt. Dan (Penn Badgely) knows that he and Serena (Blake Lively) share a half-sibling, and is feeling justifiably weird about the fact that he—whoever the lovechild is—could say, “Oh, that couple making out? That‘s my brother and sister.” Uncle Jack Bass (guest star Desmond Harrington) blew into town, bringing Chuck (Ed Westwick) back from Bangkok, an all-too-appropriately named city for the young Bass, who was up to his eyelids in opium and Thai hookers. Back in New York, Chuck almost chucked himself off the roof of Victrola, but was once again saved by Blair‘s (Leighton Meester) love, and her persuasion skills. Jenny (Taylor Momsen) finally acts as hardcore as her Debbie Harry mullet, taking Penelope and the other headbands down a step or two over their evil-stepsister treatment of the not-so-innocent-herself Nelly Yuki. Oh yeah, and something dubious happened between Blair and Uncle Jack on New Year‘s Eve, and Blair wants to keep the secret from Chuck. When the secret comes out, we hope it‘s more of an “Oh no!” than an “Eww!” Otherwise we‘ll need to start calling him Uncle Jail Bait.Read on for details from the upcoming episode, and SPOILERS... including where you can see videos from Monday‘s episode! Read more »
On the last episode of Gossip Girl, Chuck was still MIA since his father‘s funeral, when Uncle Jack came to town to help Chuck pick up the pieces.  With him MIA, however, he needed to find him first.  Meanwhile, Blair was trying her hardest to forget the not so pleasant exchange she had with Chuck, so she set her eyes on the most prestigious ladies club in the city, Colony Club.Also, upon her turn, Jenny immediately decided to take on Penelope and her posse of mean girls, while Dan tried prying into Rufus and Lilly‘s secret after he noticed that his father had been acting rather strangely of late.  The other things: Rufus and Lily‘s love child is a boy, after all; Serena broke up with Aaron a mere three hours after she left New York for Buenos Aires; and Dan and Serena got back together. Read more »
It seems that Jenny Humphrey isn‘t the only one keen on following the foot steps of Blair Waldorf.  Jenny‘s portrayer Taylor Momsen will also be following Leighton Meester‘s music path as she ventures into singing. The 15-year-old Gossip Girl actress has revealed that she is indeed a musician and has been hitting the studio to work on an album with her band.  Momsen also says that apart from acting, making music is one of her future projects as she is also a songwriter. Read more »
Last night on Gossip Girl, the sassy Shakespeare-savvy blogger herself compared Dan and Serena to the Bard‘s most famous pair of “star-cross‘d lovers,” Romeo and Juliet. Of course, every modern take on a famous tragedy comes with its own modern twist: for Dan (Penn Badgley) and Serena (Blake Lively), that‘s a shared half-sibling from their parents‘ rock ‘n‘ roll rebellion days. At that moment, just as Serena finally pieced together a foundation-rocking family secret, I had an epiphany of my own, inspired by Gossip Girl‘s own allegorical tendency: Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) is our TV generation‘s tragic hero. Chuck Bass is the modern day Hamlet. Read more »
There‘s been a lot of buzz surrounding a possible Gossip Girl spin-off.  But ever since reports about it surfaced last year, no one has really come up with something solid to support the rumors.  At the time, little Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) was suspected to be shipped off to boarding school and possibly handed her own series.  There have also been talks that a new character intended to star in the spin-off would be introduced the teen drama and would follow a story arc similar to Jenny‘s in the Gossip Girl book series by Cecily von Ziegesar.  Most recently, there have been reports that suggest that the spin-off will center on the early romance between Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle).  With all the concepts in development, it‘s hard to imagine if there ever would be a Gossip Girl spin-off, especially when producers behind the series have always denied it.  But there‘s one that actually exists and executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage have now made it official. Read more »
From The CW‘s official press release:Which of our favorite Upper East Siders are going to be attending Yale this fall?It‘s that stressful time of year when Constance Billard and St. Judes students find out who is and isn‘t worthy of early admission to Yale University. Serena (Blake Lively) bonds with her new Shakespeare teacher, Rachel (guest star Laura Breckenridge), who has no clue the wrath she is about to suffer after giving Blair (Leighton Meester) the first B of her prep school career.  Chuck (Ed Westwick) pairs up with an unlikely ally in his war with Jack (guest star Desmond Harrington) over Bass Industries.  Nate (Chace Crawford) and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) spend a romantic evening at the opera. Read more »
College admissions time—it‘s a stressful time for any high school senior. It‘s also a time when you‘re forced to make choices that will change the course of your entire life. On last night‘s episode, “You‘ve Got Yale,” Blair, Serena and Dan all grapple with big anxieties about the changes that go along with college: Blair‘s got a case of Senioritis (and a tad of an entitlement issue) that threaten her dead-set hopes on Yale, Serena tries to decide which Ivy is the best fit for her, and she and Dan both worry about how choosing different colleges will affect—or possibly end—their relationship. Read more »
Gossip Girl is taking a week off from the drama, and won‘t be returning with a new episode, “Carrnal Knowledge,” until February 2. But there are definitely enough rumors, spoilers, and future casting leaks to keep us busy until then. Not to mention lingering big questions that are driving us mad, such as: whatever happened between Blair and Jack?!Read on to find out the newest casting scoops, plus who will be returning to the Upper East Side, and what‘s in store for Blair, Serena, and Chuck when Gossip Girl returns! Read more »
Since Gossip Girl won‘t be returning to our screens until next week with “Carnal Knowledge,” it‘s a good thing E! Online is here to give us some details on what we should expect come February 2.  Essentially, E! Online says the rest of the season will be one big “relationship roulette,” especially when it comes to Chuck (Ed Westwick) and Blair (Leighton Meester).Warning: Minor spoilers ahead. Read more »
It seems the CW decided to drop the clever extra R in their title for the upcoming Gossip Girl episode, now known as “Carnal Knowledge.” (You remember, of course, that the newest troublemaker at Constance Billard is the new Shakespeare teacher, Miss Carr.) I personally liked the overtly punny title better, but no matter: the network has begun showing promos for the episode, which will air Monday, February 2. And now we see how the title came about: it seems that the Shakespeare instructor is a bit of a strumpet, and she‘s about to teach Dan a thing or two outside of the classroom.Read on to watch the promos, plus a new casting scoop for a mysterious new lover for Chuck Bass… Read more »
I‘d like to believe I wasn‘t living under a rock when it came out, so like everyone else, I was bombarded with rave after rave about how incredibly addicting the CW series Gossip Girl was.  Other than addictive, of course, I heard of its eye candy qualities and the utter shock value that it supposedly indulges its viewers with.  But because of my sheer reluctance to try anything too popular (and the general hatred for anything fad-ish), I let Gossip Girl pass.  This wasn‘t an easy thing to do, considering I like gossip and hot people.Plus, I count Cruel Intentions as one of my top movies of all time. Now you feel my pain. Read more »
Apparently, the resident Queen B of Gossip Girl Blair Waldorf has a lot of things in common with the actress who plays her.  Leighton Meester, 22, recently told People that she is more prone to liking rebels than guys who are nice and clean-shaven.  Chuck Bass, anyone?"I think guys who are rebels and make their own rules are appealing," she says.  "I don‘t want to tame anybody.  I want them to be dark and bad." Read more »
Last night on Gossip Girl, Dan (Penn Badgley) turned all Pacey Witter and gained himself some carnal knowledge with Serena‘s Shakespeare-obsessed mentor, Miss Carr, the only 25-year-old Teach For America alum in the world that can afford a huge Manhattan apartment with a queen bed and dining room table, and is still allowed to be VP of the Dan Humphrey Poor Self-Pitying Writers Guild. And that little socio-economic unreality is just the tip of the hypocrisy iceberg that finally sank any legit claim Dan Humphrey had to his titanic superiority complex. Read more »
Spotted: J and E kissing at Madison Square Garden, New York.  This isn‘t a scene from Gossip Girl that requires some scripted smooching.  This is a very momentous display of public affection that was caught by cameras during Monday night‘s Lakers-Knicks game. Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr, who plays Chuck Bass and Vanessa on Gossip Girl respectively, have been rumored to be dating since December last year after being spotted at the Dallas airport before boarding a flight to La Guardia Airport. Read more »
We won‘t be getting our weekly dose of debauchery for at least another two weeks, but any Gossip Girl fanatic knows there are always plenty of juicy mysteries and rumors to occupy us until the next installment (episode 2.18), “Blair Waldorf‘s Day Off,” graces our small screens.Including, for starters: What the crap is Nate doing kissing Blair?!Read on for the latest scoop and scandal on Manhattan‘s elite. Read more »
I admit.  After a mere week of watching Gossip Girl, I find myself chuckling at the mischievously witty lines of Blair Waldorf, drawn to some fascinating characters, and utterly bored at the others (although I concede that I‘m still, largely, a newbie in the Upper East Side universe).  Since there won‘t be any new episodes of Gossip Girl until – gasp – March 9, let‘s talk about the most pivotal plotline in the recent episode “Carnal Knowledge.”If you‘re even more of a newbie than myself, Blair essentially let it slip to Gossip Girl that Dan is having an affair with their teacher Rachel (on that note, I totally agree with the comment that casting guest star Laura Breckenridge, while she‘s 25 in real life, was a little off).  Since Gossip Girl is apparently a pretty big deal, they were able to get to the bottom of it and the headmistress decided to expel Blair from the school.  Eventually, though, a new piece of evidence courtesy of Serena showed up in a meeting and, after proving that the rumor was more than that, they fired Rachel instead. Read more »
Remember Krysten Ritter? She‘s Gia Goodman on Veronica Mars, Lucy on Gilmore Girls and, most recently, Allison Stark on ‘Til Death.  Soon, she‘ll be playing Lily‘s troubled older sister, Carol, in the highly anticipated spin-off of Gossip Girl.  This marks the first piece of casting in the offshoot that chronicles the teen years of Kelly Rutherford‘s character.The spin-off will travel back in time to focus on a younger version of Gossip Girl‘s Lily van der Woodsen, shedding light on the character as a wild teenager in 1980s Los Angeles, when she was known by her maiden name, Lily Rhodes.  She moves in with her sister, the black sheep of the family, after a falling out with her parents, and in the process, must adjust to living in the San Fernando Valley and going to public school. Read more »
As hard as it is to believe, Chace Crawford, who plays hot but currently boring Nate Archibald on Gossip Girl, says he and his friends find it hilarious that he is now labeled a hunk, a sex symbol, thanks to the phenomenal CW teen hit. "My friends give me a hard time and rib me about it," Crawford says, adding that his mates rib him over the status.  "But I‘d do the same thing to them." Read more »
Previously, we reported how Gossip Girl showrunners confirmed reports of a Gossip Girl spin-off, finally.  It will focus on Serena‘s mom Lilly van der Woodsen when she was young in 1980s Los Angeles (back then, apparently, she was known as Lily Rhodes).  She reportedly moves in with her sister, the black sheep of the family, after a falling out with the parents.  She also had to – gasp – attend public school, a far cry from Constance Billard, that‘s for sure.26-year-young co-creator of Gossip Girl Josh Schwartz, who also created The OC and Chuck, revealed the following about the spin-off.  “It‘s set in the ‘80s.  It‘s a chance to relive my childhood and an opportunity to do a spin-off in a different kind of a way.” Read more »
Anne Hathaway is known for her role in The Princess Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada but has attracted quite a lot of buzz with her relationship with Italian real estate developer Raffaello Follieri - so much buzz that it has also caught the attention of the writers of Gossip Girl. Hathaway‘s got nothing to do with Gossip Girl and she won‘t be visiting the Upper East Side either.  According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, however, the show is planning a season-ending storyline loosely inspired by the actress‘ controversial romance.Warning: This article may contain spoilers! Read more »
Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford) has turned from "golden boy" to Upper East Side‘s charity case following his father‘s fraud and embezzlement.  But that won‘t be the case for long.  According to TV Guide, which first reported the news, Gossip Girl has enlisted two more actors to give Nate‘s ill-fated storyline a little boost.Aaron Tveit and Holley Fain have reportedly been cast to play Nate‘s very wealthy cousin Tripp Vanderbilt and his fiancée, Maureen, respectively. Not much has been revealed about Tveit and Fain‘s guest stint on Gossip Girl aside from the fact that they‘ll be appearing in at least two episodes. However, it has also been hinted that their visit to the Upper East Side will urge Nate to reconcile with his mother‘s powerful family. Read more »
Gossip Girl fans have plenty to look forward to as the show heads further down its second season.  As reported before, the series is planning an Anne Hathaway-inspired storyline for its season ender and has enlisted two more actors to spice up the drama in the Upper East Side.  But that‘s not all.  Most recently, it has been reported that singer and co-founder of the anti folk group The Moldy Peaches, Adam Green, has signed on to guest star on The CW‘s hit series. Green‘s off-kilter style has earned a modest college radio following in the United States and enjoys increasing popularity in different European countries, particularly Germany.  Last year, Green‘s The Moldy Peaches started to have resurgence in popularity due to their music being included in the hit indie film Juno.  The soundtrack album reached number 1 on the Billboard album chart on its third week of release. Read more »
As a newbie to the Gossip Girl ‘verse (who‘s seen almost all of the episodes), the characters on the CW hit play what looks to be a game of relationship musical chairs.  The four main characters – Blair (Leighton Meester), Serena (Blake Lively), Nate (Chace Crawford), and Chuck (Ed Westwick) – seem to be in the quintessential teen clique the way pop culture typically represents it, that is to say, everyone either dates or sleeps with everyone else. Of course, the faithfulness of this in real life is hard to define, as some groups will fall into this classification and some will not.For one, Blair had both Nate and Chuck (plus Lord Marcus).  Serena had Nate (and in the book is referred as her “true love” if such exists in Gossip Girl parlance) and Dan (Penn Badgley), of course.  Nate had Serena, Blair, Jenny, and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr).  Chuck had Blair and Georgina.  (Trivia: in the book, the character of Chuck is bisexual and has a boyfriend named Greg – how hot is that?) Read more »
On Gossip Girl, Nate (Chace Crawford) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) are always immaculately dressed and clean-shaven, not to mention painstakingly poised and soft-spoken.  It should be news to their legion of fans, however, that the two might actually be less than spotless and sanitary in their living conditions. Entertainment Wise quotes insiders that Crawford and Westwick are allegedly a couple of (very adorable) slobs. Read more »
As BuddyTV reported last week, Gossip Girl will be introducing several characters to the Upper East Side as the show heads further into the second season.  There’s Nate’s (Chase Crawford) super-rich cousin Tripp Vanderbilt and his fiancée, Maureen, who will be played by Aaron Tveit and Holley Fain, respectively.  Then there’s also Serena’s (Blake Lively) new love interest whom Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello describes as a handsome European socialite.According to E! Online’s Kristin Dos Santos, Serena’s new boyfriend, who goes by the name Gabriel Serrano, will be portrayed by Armie Hammer, who is credited for his roles on Arrested Development, Veronica Mars and Desperate Housewives.  Aside from Gossip Girl, Hammer has also landed a role on Reaper as the Devil’s son, Morgan, and is currently working on two upcoming projects such as the action movie 2081 and Justice League: Mortal, in which he is rumored to play Batman/Bruce Wayne. Read more »
It‘s no secret that Gossip Girl, The CW series about Manhattan‘s young and elite, will soon be getting the reality series treatment.  Ever since fliers were being handed out two years ago in Manhattan neighborhoods in attempt to look for “NYC prep-schoolers for a reality show [to air on] a major youth-oriented network,” rumors about the said show have plagued fans of Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage‘s brainchild.  At the height of the rumor, some fans were not too keen on the idea while there were others who were looking forward to the show as they couldn‘t get enough of the Upper East Side lifestyle. Soon, viewers can judge for themselves as the Gossip Girl-inspired documentary drama heads to Bravo. Read more »
Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) has always been the star of the Upper East Side.  But being the Queen Bee of Manhattan‘s social scene hasn‘t exactly been easy as she is under constant scrutiny from her detractors, not to mention the mysterious Gossip Girl blogger. Fortunately, she‘s not alone.  Aside from best friend Serena (Blake Lively) and a couple of disciples, she has a loyal servant in the form of Dorota, who not only serves as her maid, but her sounding board, accomplice and a mother figure as well.Just like Dorota, her portrayer Zuzanna Szadkowski is also Polish.  However, she doesn‘t speak with the same accent as she moved to America when she was just 3 years old. Read more »
I will not deny it.  Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) wasn‘t my favorite character on Gossip Girl when I first started watching the series.  In fact, she got on my nerves.  I thought she was obnoxious, overbearing, spoiled, and just an all-around evil bitch.  After a while, however, Blair grew on me. The things that I first hated about her became adorable, those that I used to find absolutely immature, I realized, were part of her charm.  She is prone to stressing, “But I‘m Blair!” whenever people seem to forget.  And she is – Blair.Just a little refresher.  Blair Cornelia Waldorf, according to Gossip Girl author Cecily von Ziegesar, is her most complex character.  Yes, more complex than troubled and seemingly torn Serena (Blake Lively) and complicated Chuck (Ed Westwick).  Nate (Chace Crawford), well, he‘s hot and at least he has that.  Blair is the school‘s undisputed queen bee, unrivaled and obeyed by minions, but in more than one instance, she has shown that she is just largely insecure with Serena.  Some say that behind the harsh exterior, Blair is in reality a good girl.  With lines like “butterflies, they have got to be murdered,” or “but your hair looks disgusting, did you even shower?” or “It‘s so hard finding obedient minions,” I‘m still not entirely convinced. Read more »
Actress and tabloid darling Lindsay Lohan has rebuffed speculation that she‘s back to dating boys when she was spotted with Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford in a New York restaurant and later in Crawford‘s apartment last weekend."It‘s not true.  I am happy with Samantha,” Lohan says, in reference to girlfriend and D.J. Samantha Ronson.  “Chace is a mutual friend of ours.  It was just a bunch of people hanging out, nothing more.  I‘m back home with my girl now."The Mean Girls star insists that the visit was not a romantic one.  Crawford plays Nate Archibald on the CW series. Read more »
It‘s been a while since we last saw Carter Baizen in the Upper East Side.  Remember him?  He‘s a St. Jude graduate and rival of Nate (Chace Crawford) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) in the first season of Gossip Girl.  To refresh your memory even more, he‘s the guy who turned his back on his parents, was consequently left without a trust fund, and was forced to take matters into his own hands by shaping his own future.  He‘s also Serena‘s (Blake Lively) escort to the cotillion who got punched by Nate after Chuck manipulated Nate into thinking that Carter was pursuing Blair (Leighton Meester). While he only appeared in two episodes of Gossip Girl thus far, it seems that Carter has left quite an impression with Gossip Girl fans as producers of the series have decided to bring the character back to the canvas. Read more »
If you‘re a girl, you can‘t help but love Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl because he‘s hot, charming, and witty.  If you‘re a guy, you‘ve the comfort of knowing that he is but a fictional character played by Ed Westwick, and even then, you can‘t help but admire this alpha male.   Going around the table one time, enumerating reasons why none of our core foursome were saints, he said, simply, “I‘m Chuck Bass,” and we all know what he meant.  He need not say anything, give scenarios, enumerate names, recall ugly deeds in the past.  All he had to do was remind everyone that he is who he is.He‘s Chuck Bass. Read more »
Here‘s the cold, hard truth, Gossip Girl fanatics: you‘ll be getting no new Blair, Chuck, Serena, Nate, or Dan for three more long weeks. Apparently, the CW took Punxsutawney Phil‘s forecast of six more weeks of winter to actually mean six weeks of icy cold loneliness in our hearts while they play reruns of our Upper East Siders‘ adventures. If I can‘t have literal sunshine in my life, at least give me some Bass!Well, it may seem like a long time until March 16, when Gossip Girl returns. Probably because it is. But we‘re here to help. Thanks to the internet, there are lots of ways for you to get your Gossip Girl fix. There‘s nothing like the real thing. But, as Blair has so wisely said before, "When the truth fails you, you have no choice but to abandon it. Make something up, idiots!" Read more »
The Gossip Girl spin-off is good to go but not really.  Set to be introduced in the Gossip Girl universe on its May 11 episode, the still untitled new spin-off will serve as more or less a prequel to the current CW hit centering on teenager Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford) as Lily Rhodes in 1980s Los Angeles.Asked for some details regarding the spin-off, Gossip Girl lead Blake Lively said they weren‘t really given a lot of details. “But our second-to-last episode is going to double as their pilot.  So a lot of our show will be flashbacks of the young Lily and the young Rufus, which you‘ll be seeing in the new series.”Does Serena like the idea of her teenage mom getting her own show? “I think it‘s a great idea!” said Lively, cautioning viewers, however, that the new series will only be greenlit if the particular episode gets a “good response.” Read more »
Contrary to popular belief, Chuck‘s Uncle Jack (guest star Desmond Harrington) is very much alive and most probably scheming something down under.  According to TV Guide, Uncle Jack will be back in a future episode, and Blair (Leighton Meester) is not exactly thrilled about it.  If a preview is to be believed, Chuck (Ed Westwick) already knows that Blair and Uncle Jack did something on New Year‘s Day, and it wasn‘t just dinner and champagne.A controversial exchange on one of the first episodes of the year had Blair and Jack talking about Blair not trusting him and Jack telling her that she had no choice.  She then dropped the bomb, “He can‘t know about New Year‘s.” the "he" obviously referring to Chuck.Gossip Girl returns March 16 on the CW. Read more »
Today the CW announced it will pick up six of its most popular shows for next season. The list includes all the top shows you‘d expect like Supernatural and Smallville as well as popular teen dramas Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill. Freshman drama 90210 also made the list, as did two more cycles of America‘s Next Top Model.Details are still unclear for many of the pick-ups, leaving some burning questions. Will Tom Welling and Chad Michael Murray stick around? What about the Gossip Girl spin-off about Lily‘s early years? What will happen to great shows like Privileged, Reaper and Everybody Hates Chris? Read more »
The CW has been hard at work mulling up as much anticipation as possible for the return of Gossip Girl on March 16. Since we published our Complete Guide to Overcoming Gossip Girl Withdrawal a few days ago, so many more spoilers, photos, and promos have been released that the guide isn’t so complete after all. (Though it’s still comprehensive, detailed, unbelievably witty, and entirely worth checking out.)To start with, at left we‘ve gotten an all-new promotional poster for episode 2.19 "The Grandfather" with the text: Two reputations destroyed. Now for the second act...Read on for more dish from the Upper East Side, and a new promo that is so aptly named “OMG!" Read more »
The search is over!  The Gossip Girl spin-off has finally found its young Lily van der Woodsen.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brittany Snow is in final negotiations to headline the project that will chronicle the teen years of Kelly Rutherford‘s character.Brittany Snow recently appeared in Hairspray, a film adaptation of the Broadway musical, playing Amber Von Tussle alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, James Marsden, Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Zac Efron, John Travolta, and Queen Latifah.  She also played the real role in movie Prom Night.  Read more »
In the same way the Killers was on The OC or The Flaming Lips was on Beverly Hills 90210 or Barenaked Ladies on Charmed, Gwen Stefani-led No Doubt will reunite for the first time in five years on the May 11th episode of Gossip Girl to perform the 1981 Adam and the Ants classic Stand and Deliver. The Gossip Girl gig will also serve as the launch of No Doubt‘s reunion tour, their first in five years.  Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont are currently working on the follow-up to their 2001 album Rock Steady.The episode will reportedly have a complete 80s theme (that explains the song) to suitably launch the Gossip Girl spin-off allegedly starring Brittany Snow. T he spin-off will feature the teenage days of Lily in 1980s Los Angeles.  The still untitled episode is the penultimate for the CW hit‘s sophomore season. Read more »
On the last episode of Gossip Girl, perhaps it‘s safe to say that Dan (Penn Badgley) and Serena (Blake Lively) are not exactly on smooth waters after the whole Miss Carr (Laura Breckenridge) fiasco.  When we left them, in fact, she and Dan were doing something and it‘s not exactly related to academics.  Yet we also know that Dan and Serena‘s relationship is prone to things like this, so it‘s also possible that they‘d just shrug this whole thing off off.  So what is really going to happen between this couple?  Read on to find out.Spoiler ahead. Read more »
Less than two weeks to go before the first Gossip Girl episode in more than a month, and we‘ve got a good dose of Gossip Girl spoilers, photos, and promos for the CW hit‘s upcoming episodes en route to its May 18th finale (right after launching its spin-off with No Doubt playing an 80s hit to set the mood). Of course, central to every revelation are the hook-ups that Gossip Girl is notorious for.  According to our poll, a majority of BuddyTV readers are excited to see Blair (Leighton Meester) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) hook up once more. (No surprise there!)But until we see where their libidos lead them next, feast your eyes on our favorite make-out moments from Gossip Girl past... Read more »
As we inch closer and closer to the May 11th launch of the Gossip Girl spin-off, creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are starting to fill out the cast for the still untitled series (although some sites refer to it already as “Lily”). The spin-off, featuring the teenage days of Lily in 1980s Los Angeles, will be introduced via a backdoor pilot in the penultimate episode of the CW hit‘s second and current season.  The network has previously said that the spin-off will or will not be turned into a full-blown series depending on how the particular episode rates. Read more »
Matt Barr, a former recurring actor on One Tree Hill, will star in the upcoming Gossip Girl spin-off. He will play Keith van der Woodsen, a wealthy and beautiful prince of Malibu. Barr previously portrayed Psycho Derek, Peyton‘s supposed half-brother, during One Tree Hill‘s fourth season. The spin-off follows 1980s Los Angeles teenager Lily Rhodes. Rhodes will grow up to become Lily van der Woodsen, the divorcee mother of Gossip Girl protagonist Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively.) Virtually nothing has been specifically announced about Barr‘s role as Keith van der Woodsen except that he will play a love interest to Lily. The last names strongly suggest that Lily will go on to marry a member of the van der Woodsen family. However, since Serena‘s father has never been named or seen on the series the possibility certainly remains for a revelation that Keith is not Lily‘s future husband. Read more »
As more and more of the cast for the Gossip Girl spin-off are revealed, we already know that Lily (that‘s the tentative title of the series) is indeed pushing through, barring any drastic decline in the ratings for the CW series.  To those who don‘t know, the spin-off will revolve around, well, Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford), Serena‘s (Blake Lively) mother before she even had Serena.  The show will reportedly be set in 1980s Los Angeles when Lily was living as a wild child Valley Girl.Unknown to a lot of fans, the Lily idea wasn‘t the first choice when the creators were thinking of crafting a Gossip Girl spin-off.  They reportedly played with the idea of either Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) or Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) as the focus of the spin-off.  There were rumors late last year that even Blair‘s (Leighton Meester) inimitable maid Dorota was reportedly being eyed to have her own story explored through a spin-off.  The ideas were soon shelved, however, and it was revealed that the adventures of Dorota will be aired on Verizon phones instead.  Actually, the Lily spin-off was also originally intended to air in a series of mobisodes (which you won‘t be able to see unless you‘re with Verizon). Read more »
If on the CW series Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester plays the conniving Blair Waldorf, the 22-year-old actress is set to break into the big screen with a role that is not far from what she‘s best known for.  Meester will star in the Sony Screen Gems thriller The Roommate, where she‘ll play the villain Rebecca, who becomes unnaturally obsessed with college freshman Sara. The role of Sara has yet to be cast.  Christian E. Christiansen is directing, and Roy Lee and Doug Davison‘s Vertigo Entertainment is producing the project.While she has appeared in several independently produced films, The Roommate marks her biggest studio production to date. Read more »
It‘s been a long and lonely winter without new Gossip Girls to keep warm the cockles of our wicked hearts--but no longer! Everyone‘s favorite fictional snobs, snakes, and celebutantes are BACK this Monday with a new episode full of new intrigue: "The Age of Dissonance."But The CW hasn‘t been ignoring Gossip Girl in the interim--far from it. They‘ve been spilling dirt on the rest of Season 2 all over the place, and we‘ve been here to sweep it up and pile it all in one place for you. Because BuddyTV cares.So go on, SPOIL yourself. Chuck Bass is giving you the thumbs up.  Read more »
From the CW‘s official press release:The seniors put on a production of the "The Age of Innocence." Sebastian Stan (Kings) returns as Carter Baizen.  Monday, March 16. Gossip Girl (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)The Constance Billard and St. Jude seniors put on a production of "The Age of Innocence" and find their personal lives mirroring conflicts in the play.  Serena (Blake Lively) develops a crush on the play‘s director, Julian (guest star Harmon Walsh), and enlists Vanessa‘s (Jessica Szohr) knowledge of theater to help her get the otherwise uninterested guy‘s attention.  Blair (Leighton Meester) receives devastating news about her future that leads her on a witch-hunt for the person responsible.  Dan (Penn Badgley) and Rachel (guest star Laura Breckenridge) agree to stay away from each other in the aftermath of being discovered as more than teacher and student, but find it impossible to keep that promise.  Chuck (Ed Westwick) enlists help from an unlikely source, his nemesis Carter Baizen (guest star Sebastian Stan).  Chace Crawford, Taylor Momsen and Matthew Settle also star.  Norman Buckley directed the episode written by Jessica Queller.  Read more »
If you‘ve seen the last episode of Gossip Girl, it looks like Blair (Leighton Meester) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) have both reached brand new lows, Blair slowly coming to terms with not going to Yale and Chuck reeling from being rejected by Elle. After pictures of Blair kissing Chuck flooded the net yesterday, E! Online now reports that Meester was also seen in the same outfit and the same afternoon kissing a different co-star – Chace Crawford, who plays Nate.  Some critics described the event as a stunt to throw off Gossip Girl viewers. Spoiler ahead: Read more »
Welcome back to the Gossip grind, everyone, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Too bad some luck o’ the Irish couldn’t rub off on Blair this week… and that her downward spiral of depressive doom happened to occur out on stage in front of all her Constance peers, parents, and professors. As GG herself reminded us last night during “The Age of Dissonance,” all the Upper East Side is a stage already, so it is only fitting that the Constance and St. Jude’s seniors put on as their senior play a high-society Wharton drama with plenty of romance and revenge. But they couldn’t pretend to live in “The Age of Innocence” for long, and without instilling some of their own drama, so the play soon because a means for Nate, Blair, and Serena to air out their modern teenage angst all over the Victorian era. Backstage, affairs were even more outrageously theatrical, with Chuck chasing down his dream-nanny turned runaway, and Dan getting even hotter for teacher. Nate got jealous, Serena was crush-struck, and Blair took refuge in the arms of a rat. Just like Wharton‘s work, it wasn‘t really the action, but the relationships that drove last night‘s Gossip Girl, and that keep us on the edge of our spectator seats each Monday. The web of romance became even more tangled last night. So, as we return to Act Two, let‘s speculate: will it be a tragic or a comic ending for our many pairs of star-cross‘d socialites? Check out the hookups that were, are, or will be before the final curtain falls on Season Two—including some that should never have taken the stage in the first place.Warning: Spoilers Ahead. Read more »
Fresh from the unexpected ditching that our beloved Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) got at the hands of Elle, a lot of Gossip Girl fans have, not surprisingly, asked, once and for all, to put an end to the whole Eyes Wide Shut storyline.  In fact, TV Guide has noticed how Chuck seems to be detached – both literally and otherwise – from his co-stars in the last few episodes.  Save for a phone call here and there to Nate (Chace Crawford), Chuck hasn‘t really had a lot of interaction with the rest of the Upper East Siders – most notably, of course, with Blair (Leighton Meester).After the last episode, however, TV Guide reports that Elle is gone for good and Chuck just might be reuniting with Nate, Blair, and Serena (Blake Lively).  Apparently, Blair‘s foreboding encounter with Carter (Sebastian Stan) will have both Serena and Chuck concerned for their friend.  Further down the line, a Blair and Nate reunion is also allegedly in the offing, as the two will share some unresolved feelings about each other. Read more »
Monday night, Gossip Girl made a theatrical debut after a six week hiatus, setting up all the backstabbing intrigue that will take us through spring, with a modernized jaunt back in time to Edith Wharton‘s "Age of Innocence." The troubled Constance and St. Jude‘s seniors put it on their senior play, and couldn‘t help injecting the drama with their signature soliloquies of upper-class agony. And whose agony could rival poor Blair Waldorf‘s? We finally saw the fall-out of Blair‘s "black ops" mission against Miss Carr: her acceptance to Yale was revoked, her secrets were blasted all over Gossip Girl, and the cold, hard truth was shoved in her face that her life isn‘t perfect, and her peers aren‘t jealous or sympathetic. They hate her. Now the CW has released promos for the next episode, "The Grandfather," which will finally bring to light a situation that us spoiler-seekers have known for weeks was in the works: Nate and Blair, at it again. And not just any Blair--this is bad Blair. And not just the regular bad Blair--this is my-dreams-are-crushed-because-I‘m-not-going-to-Yale-and-everyone-hates-me Blair. This is nothing-left-to-lose Blair. Sure, bad Blair isn‘t exactly new... but it is truly terrifying.Two promos for Monday, plus plenty of pictures from the next TWO upcoming episodes, after the jump. Read more »
In just a couple weeks more, Gossip Girl fans can go back in time to witness Lily van der Woodsen during her younger years.  As reported previously, the May 11 episode of Gossip Girl will take the form of a prequel, laying the groundwork for a spin-off that could start as soon as the fall.  So far, we already know that Brittany Snow (American Dreams, Nip/Tuck) will be playing the younger Lily, while Krysten Ritter (Veronica Mars, Breaking Bad, ‘Til Death) has been cast for the part of Lily‘s troubled older sister, Carol.  Moreover, Jericho‘s Shilo Fernandez has also signed on to play Owen, a brooding valley punk.But that‘s not all.  According to Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Josh Schwartz and co-creator Stephanie Savage are contemplating on the idea that Lily may have crossed paths with characters from their previous hit, The O.C., which ended its run on FOX in 2007. Read more »
From the CW‘s official press release:On Monday, March 23, 8:00-9:00 pm, on Gossip Girl, Blair Waldorf explores her dark side.Devastated by the recent plot twist in her life, Blair (Leighton Meester) turns her back on her predictable Waldorf existence in favor of a more wild and unpredictable lifestyle, causing Serena (Blake Lively) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) to have serious concerns about their friend.  Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) convinces Nate (Chace Crawford) that it may be time to forgive and forget when it comes to his mother‘s Kennedyesque family, The Vanderbilts, who abandoned Nate and his mother when they needed them most.  In a misguided effort to be completely honest with each other, Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus (Matthew Settle) agree to share lists of their past lovers.  Penn Badgley and Taylor Momsen also star.  J. Miller Tobin directed the episode written by Robby Hull & Etan Frankel. Read more »
Last night’s Gossip Girl was a bit like a WASP-y rendition of Freaky Friday—our resident 40-year-old teenagers Lily and Rufus dealt with some self-imposed going-steady drama over their “lists,” while Nate and Blair struggled with life goals and career paths, each learning for the first time what my college roommate once so profoundly quipped: “Living is, like, hard.”Last night’s Gossip Girl episode, "The Grandfather," was more pleasing than a rousing game of “Where’s Waldorf?” Why? Because we finally dove into the full-fledged, no holds barred break-ups and boo-hooing that last week‘s school play filler prepped us for! Aftermath galore, and I was loving it. Because as much as I enjoy lamenting Chair‘s everlasting detour in splitsville and admiring Serena‘s assets in her ever-plunging necklines during our slower weeks--there‘s nothing I love more than nitpicking rich people‘s unlifelike life-problems when things really go down on the Upper East Side. Read more »
The Gossip Girl spin-off, set to take off via a 20-minute flashback on the CW series‘ May 11 episode, hasn‘t even received an official pick-up, but executive producer Josh Schwartz already has a lot of ideas for it.For instance, according to Schwartz, since the spin-off took place in the 80s when Serena‘s (Blake Lively) mom Lily (Kelly Rutherford) was in high school, it‘s very possible that she‘ll meet and even hang out with several characters from The O.C.“What we know is [O.C. characters] Kirsten Cohen, or Kirsten Nichols as she was born, and Jimmy Cooper lived in Newport Beach in the ‘80s,” he said.  “So there‘s a total possibility that in one episode, Lily could have been friends with Kirsten or Jimmy Cooper when they were young.  I would love to do that.” The CW has previously said that the spin-off will receive the green light depending on how the particular episode would fare in the ratings as well as the general public reception. Read more »
Michelle Trachtenberg is the latest actress to join the NBC pilot called Mercy, a drama about three nurses bound together in friendship.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, she will be playing a more mature role as one of the show‘s central trio of nurses. The Gossip Girl actress will be joining Dark Matter actress Taylor Schilling, who will play Veronica Callahan, a nurse at Mercy Hospital after a tour in Iraq, and former Men in Trees star James Tupper, who will play Chris Sands, a new doctor at Mercy Hospital who had a sizzling affair with one of the nurses while both were stationed in Iraq.  Among the three, however, Trachtenberg‘s character appears to be the most inexperienced. Read more »
What‘s it like to kiss Dan Humphrey? That seems like a question that Laura Breckenridge can easily answer.  The 25-year-old actress joined the cast of Gossip Girl this season as teacher Rachel Carr and almost immediately sparked sexual tension with Penn Badgley‘s character. But while there‘s undeniable chemistry between the two, Breckenridge reveals that her make-out scenes with Badgley weren‘t as simple and pleasurable as it may seem. “Well, he‘s a very handsome guy and he‘s a very sweet guy.  I do have to say that when you‘re doing that on set, it doesn‘t sound very sexy.  You‘re in a scene, and it‘s very technical, so it‘s not necessarily a steamy make-out scene, as much as it seems … but he‘s very nice.  I‘ve got to say, those scenes sometimes are more awkward than sexy, but it was fun,” Breckenridge told MTV news at Wednesday night‘s Gen Art Film Festival launch party. Read more »
From the CW‘s official press release:“Remains of the J” on Gossip Girl, Monday, March 30, (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET).  Jenny‘s kinda-not-sweet sixteen.  Tamara Feldman and Armie Hammer guest star. Serena (Blake Lively) decides to throw Jenny (Taylor Momsen) an intimate party for her sixteenth birthday, but things get way out of control when Poppy Lifton (guest star Tamara Feldman) turns the small gathering into a huge social event.  In a moment of weakness, Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) agrees to help Chuck (Ed Westwick) with a scheme having to do with Blair (Leighton Meester) and Nate (Chace Crawford).  Rufus (Matthew Settle) learns that Dan (Penn Badgley) will not receive financial aid at Yale and tries to figure out another way to cover the cost of his education.  Kelly Rutherford also stars. Armie Hammer guest stars as Poppy‘s boyfriend, Gabriel.  Allison Liddi-Brown directed the episode written by Sarah Frank-Meltzer. Read more »
Oh, Nate Archibald. Remember the days not so long ago in Season Two of Gossip Girl when all your scenes consisted of liner notes on other people’s scripts? Nate exits. Nate re-enters, looks around the party, realizes no one cares. Nate exits.Nate and Vanessa play “Heart and Soul” on the piano, giving each other mooneyes as Chuck descends the stairwell.Chuck and Blair enter the hallway. Is that Nate in the background? Oh, no. That’s a mop.Nate and Vanessa make out in their private theater box while all the interesting stuff happens.Well, no more bit-playing for you, young master Archibald. You’re back in the big time, baby! You’re the center of attention once more! The heartthrob! The man after which all the women are chasing nowadays! And, sorry… you’re also kind of a douchebag. Read more »
He looks the part, but can he dance it?Coming on the heels of High School Musical star Zac Efron dropping out of the Footloose remake, Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford has auditioned for the role, according to E! News. Read more »
There’s plenty to look forward to as Gossip Girl inches closer to the season finale.  As BuddyTV reported previously, the May 11 episode of Gossip Girl will take the form of a flashback, laying the groundwork for a spin-off focusing on Lily van der Woodsen during her younger years, which could start as soon as next fall. We can also expect more drama from Nate’s (Chase Crawford) super-rich cousin Tripp Vanderbilt (Aaron Tveit) and his fiancée, Maureen (Holley Fain).  Then there’s the handsome European socialite (Armie Hammer) who will pave the way for the season-ending storyline the show is planning, which is loosely inspired by actress Anne Hathaway’s controversial romance with Italian real estate developer Raffaello Follieri.It seems that there will be a lot of trouble and intrigue in the Upper East Side as the season concludes but cast member Ed Westwick hints otherwise.  And while he didn’t spill any spoilers or plot details, he did, however, promise that it will be a “happy” season finale. Read more »
Once again, Gossip Girl is being cruel, with no new episode until April 20.  Fortunately, Entertainment Weekly has some stuff on the upcoming Gossip Girl episode, and it is about the new but not-so-popular pairing of Blair (Leighton Meester) and Nate (Chace Crawford).Minor spoiler ahead. Read more »
I was a little stressed upon reading here that Ed Westwick is saying that the Gossip Girl finale will be “happy.”  Distressing to say the least, because Gossip Girl isn’t exactly a show on which I’d like the characters happy.  Of course, I want them to eventually be happy, but not so soon.  In addition, there isn’t just one definition of happiness in the concurrent Gossip Girl universe.  Just to cite an example, some fans might be happy that Nate (Chace Crawford) and Blair (Leighton Meester) are back together, but a lot are probably foaming in the mouth that their beloved Blair is not with Chuck (Ed Westwick).The fact that Westwick teases that the finale, slated to air on May 18, will be a happy one isn’t much of a guarantee. E! Online reports that Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) will be in the Upper East Side starting on the April 27 episode and staying put for the remainder of the season.  And she vows that she’ll be causing her fair share of trouble. "Her last name is Sparks, so sparks will fly."  Spoilers add that Blair better watch out. Read more »
Gossip Girl returns Monday April 20 with a brand new episode, "Seder Anything," which promises to answer some of our burning questions about the goings-on on the Upper East Side: What happened to Serena in Spain? Where will Blair and Nate end up next year? What skank will Chuck bring home for the night? That‘s one secret he‘ll always tell...After the jump, two sneak preview clips from the episode, including guest star Wallace Shawn returning as Cyrus Rose! Read more »
Is Ed Westwick‘s real-life binge eating and partying affecting his role as a binge-eating partier on Gossip Girl?MSNBC reports:Chuck Bass may become even more off-putting in future episodes of "Gossip Girl" -- and not just because of his slimy behavior. Actor Ed Westwick‘s constant partying is starting to show on his waistline, In Touch Weekly reports."Ed has been gaining a lot of weight -- not just around the waist, but throughout his whole body," said an on-set source. "First, the costume department had to buy him new, bigger pants. Then, his shirts and jackets got way too snug. The costumers even requested that producers talk to Ed -- they don‘t want Chuck to be fat!" Read more »
Only five episodes left (four if you don‘t count the spin-off pilot to air May 11) until the closure of Gossip Girl Season Two, and things on the Upper East Side are just a bit bizarro, what with Blair and Nate rekindling their comfort-ship, Chuck and Vanessa finding some "comfort" of their own, and Serena jetting off to Spain... (Okay, that last one isn‘t so bizarre.)How will it all end?Stephanie Savage, executive producer of Gossip Girl, gabbed with Zap2It‘s Korbi Ghosh on Friday about all the dirt that‘s fit to print coming up to the finale. What‘s up with the Nate-Blair-Chuck love triangle? Will Nate and Chuck‘s bro-love survive? And whatever happened on New Year‘s Eve with Blair and Uncle Jack?Spoilers ahead. Read more »
From The CW‘s official press releaseSerena returns from Spain.Serena (Blake Lively) returns from her trip to Spain with Poppy (guest star Tamara Feldman) and Gabriel (guest star Armie Hammer). Blair (Leighton Meester) makes a secret deal with Nate‘s (Chace Crawford) grandfather, William (guest star James Naughton), and Nate learns some disturbing information about his father‘s arrest. Dan (Penn Badgley) takes a job as a cater-waiter to earn money for college, but is distressed when he discovers the gig is a Passover seder at the Waldorf penthouse and several of his friends and family are guests. Read more »
A new episode of Gossip Girl airs tonight on the CW, in which Blair and Nate will try to align their futures... but what about the days of Gossip Girl past?A promo poster for the Gossip Girl back door pilot, Valley Girls, has just been released, and it shows a troubled Brittany Snow as Lily Rhodes, 20 years back as a wild child in Los Angeles. In the pilot episode, Lily (Kelly Rutherford) contemplates Rufus‘  marriage proposal, making way for periodic flashbacks of her younger self (Snow)pursing young Humphrey during his rock ‘n‘ roll days. Read more »
Years, months, and/or weeks ago on Gossip Girl: Remember when Chuck tried to molest Jenny? When Blair didn‘t get into Yale? When Dan didn‘t get financial aid? When Serena jetted off to Spain with Poppy and a man who knows her at Sabrina? When Blair and Nate got back together? Then you‘re on track. Here we go.We open on a classy restaurant, and Blair dressed as a Cockney bag lady. In a pretty horrible "My Fair Lady" accent, she approaches Nate and Blair, who are dressed all classy-like and sitting at a table. Rich Blair tells poor, ugly, sad Blair that she‘s poor and ugly and sad, and she‘ll never go to Yale. Poor bag lady Blair is dragged away as actual Blair wakes up from her horrid nightmare of having to work for money, looks at her invitation to Nate‘s cousin‘s wedding, and smiles. It was all just a horrible dream. The end.Except not really.  Read more »
Gather around kids, because it‘s Monday Night Storytime, and have I got a tale that will knock your innocent little socks off your unsuspecting little feet. Let me transport you to another world, where scandalous, salacious, and sinful teens do their worst to self-destruct. Where you will get an inside look at the most outrageous, intimate lives of America‘s godless and god-awful-rich youth, and the end of the hour you will be peeing your pants from all the emotional turmoil and bloodthirsty backstabbing and stress-inducing antics they inevitable get themselves into! Sound like fun? Okay: Read more »
The CW has released six episodes of their new webseries, "Chasing Dorota," which is both awesome and hilarious for the following reasons:1. Pun Overload! They have a British woman doing a Gossip Girl-esque voiceover and calling Dorota "D." The cognitive dissonance is reason enough.2. In-jokes! Dorota hangs out with Chuck and Nate‘s maids, and they all make off-hand comments about their employers, plus great jabs at Vanessa and Serena.  (Cleaning up after Chuck takes a lot of Comet...) 3. OMFG! Remember how Eleanor was talking about Dorota falling in love? This explains everything...4. The acting and jokes are not totally gag-inducing. 5. Chuck is a matchmaker. For serious.After the jump: All six episodes of "Chasing Dorota." Watch them, Gossip Girl fans! You won‘t be sorry. Read more »
It has already been pointed out that Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford) seems to have undergone an amazing (and out-of-character) transformation in the last few episodes of Gossip Girl.  For those who are out of the loop, recently, good old boring Nate broke up with Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) to reunite with old flame Blair (Leighton Meester), much to the dismay of Bluck fans.  The startling change was most evident in the last episode, when Nate caught Blair doing something underhanded, broke up with her, only to get back together a few minutes later, after a conversation with Chuck (Ed Westwick).The news of the Blair and Nate reunion didn‘t sit well with Bluck fans, needless to say.  And even those who aren‘t very passionate about the wickedly delicious tandem are quick to point out that Blair and Nate, since their first season pairing, are just not right for each other anymore.  This is not mere conjecture; there have been many instances when the two have shown that the two are in different stages in their lives, that they‘re just so different flat. Read more »
Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr, who plays outsider Vanessa Abrams on The CW teen drama, is partnering with Dove to promote a new video series that will give viewers a peek into the real lives of four young women who lived in the same Manhattan hotbed as the Gossip Girl characters, while shedding light on real life stories about love, finances, juggling careers, family and friends, in hopes of encouraging all 20-something girls to live life with a fresh perspective and inspire others to follow their dreams. "Many girls of my generation have lots to juggle when dealing with the pressures and stress of everyday life," Jessica Szohr said in a statement. "Stories from these four real girls are amazing and inspiring. They have all taken risks and found success while following their passions. I hope their stories will encourage other girls today to look at their twenties in a fresh perspective and inspire them to pursue their own dreams." Read more »
From The CW‘s official press release:Georgina is back!Georgina (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg, 17 Again) returns to the Upper East Side after undergoing a major transformation. Chuck (Ed Westwick) and Nate (Chace Crawford) find themselves at a major crossroads in their relationship as it pertains to their mutual interest in Blair (Leighton Meester). Serena (Blake Lively) finds her relationship with Gabriel (guest star Armie Hammer) growing more complicated.  Read more »
It‘s no secret that Leighton Meester, who plays queen bee Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, has already made a leap into the music circuit. Last year, she made a stop in Toronto, Canada where she spent most of her time working on her new album. She even openly talked about her music, which she describes as an electronic-rock hybrid that sounds like Gwen Stefani and MIA. Most recently, the 23-year-old actress signed a record deal with Universal Republic via Time-Act Music, and is expected to release her first album this fall. Read more »
Whoo boy, last night‘s Gossip Girl was full of some real "ripped from the headlines" intrigue. Rufus can‘t sell the gallery because of that whole big fustercluck we‘re calling the American real estate market. Serena‘s new boyfriend went all Bernie Madoff on Lily‘s co-op friends, and they invested in his clearly brilliant scheme to install Blueray players in African villages, because smarmy older guys who date your high school daughter are always geniuses who will triple all your money in three months, no proof or research necessary. In these tough times, Georgina turned to Jesus to solve her problems and absolve her sins, and Vanessa thought she caught swine flu from her liaisons with Chuck Bass, but all she contracted was a severe loss of self-respect. And Blair and Chuck still didn‘t get together. Instead, Nate asked Blair to move in with him, and she said yes, because that makes about as much sense as anything else that happened. Read more »
Chace Crawford, who plays Nate Archibald on Gossip Girl, has reportedly grown tired of living and working with Ed Westwick, who portrays Chuck Bass on The CW series. According to the New York Post, Crawford is moving out of the New York apartment he shares his Gossip Girl co-star and he‘s on the lookout for his own bachelor pad. Crawford and Westwick have been real-life roommates since moving to the Big Apple for Gossip Girl, and have been living under one roof in Manhattan‘s Chelsea district since the series began airing in 2007. Read more »
I‘ve always wondered if Gossip Girl would be as successful as it has become if Kristen Bell didn‘t do the voice of the infamous Upper East Side gossipmonger.  Let‘s face it, Bell has a voice of great snarkitude.  Imagine if Blake Lively, who plays Serena, provided the voiceovers. Her voice is sultry, sure, but it is also perpetually drowsy and uninspired, like she‘s about to fall asleep at any moment.  If Leighton Meester, who plays Blair, were to be the voice of Gossip Girl, I think it would be too hyper and sweet, and ultimately not believable.  Then again all these views are shaped by my opinions of Lively‘s and Meesters characters on the show.In any case, word on the street is that Kristen Bell has been bugging creator Josh Schwartz to let her at least do a cameo on the CW hit.  "I‘ve pitched [to] Josh Schwartz a couple of times for me to be on camera as a waitress or something but he wasn‘t buying it.  But hopefully he‘ll change his mind in the future!" she says. Read more »
Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick recently chatted with two British media outlets about his role as the sexy, slimy Chuck Bass on the CW teen drama, which is three episodes away from ending its second season. So what does the man behind the millionaire have to say for himself?When asked by the Guardian‘s Hannah Pool if his character Chuck has any redeeming qualities, Westwick said, "I think so. They try to make every one of the characters loyal to each other despite the tiffs they may have. But, then again, he basically cheated on his friend Nate by having sex with his girlfriend. He goes after what he wants. Sometimes that‘s not a good thing. He‘s got a long way to go before he‘s a nice guy."Read on for more from the interviews (plus video), which hit on other topics ranging from what annoys Westwick about Americans, howhe deals with fame, and when he‘ll soon be dining with Obama. Plus his real-life sexy, sexy British accent. Read more »
From The CW‘s official press release:Nate vs. Chuck/ Michelle Trachtenberg guest stars.Blair (Leighton Meester) pressures Georgina (Trachtenberg) into making amends for her past bad behavior by helping her in a scheme. The rivalry between Nate (Chace Crawford) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) over Blair comes to a head. Lily (Kelly Rutherford) hatches a secret plan to help Rufus (Matthew Settle) with Dan‘s (Penn Badgley) college tuition.  Read more »
Spoiler Alert!Tonight on Gossip Girl, the you-know-what will finally hit the veritable fan on three big fronts: Serena will confront Gabriel and Poppy about their genius money-stealing scheme, Nate and Chuck will butt heads over Blair, and Rufus will... propose to Lily? Maybe?Can‘t wait until 8 PM to see how it all goes down during Episode 2.23, "The Wrath of Con"? Check out three sneak peeks of scenes from tonight‘s Gossip Girl. Read more »
Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick will briefly head to cable as he guest stars on Showtime‘s dark comedy-drama, Californication. The David Duchovny-led series will be returning for its third season this fall, which will find Hank Moody (Duchovny) taking a teaching job at a university.According to the press release, Hank will "attempt to shape the minds of the next generation of scribes while trying to hold down a regular job and keep wild child daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin) on the straight and narrow." Read more »
Last time on Gossip Girl: Georgina found Jesus, Serena found out Gabriel is a dirty rotten grifter, Rufus found a dirty old ring to put on Lily‘s hand in marriage, and Nate found an apartment that he wants to live in with Blair. You‘re caught up.We open on Chuck and Georgina taking a taxi back to the city when Serena calls and tells him that Gabriel left town with All The Money from his African WiFi scam. Chuck drinks from his flask and offers some to Georgina, who says her body is a temple for only Jesus to enter, and Chuck says he likes to be the one "entering" bodies and "to each his own holy water," and the parade of offensive-and-shocking-because-of-how-bad-they-are misappropriated Christian metaphors begins.  Read more »
Something happened for the very first time during last night‘s Gossip Girl: I got confused. You too probably noticed (especially if you read my "Wrath of Con" recap) that the tent poles holding up this plot are actually tangled pieces of sparkly twine held together with our collective suspension of disbelief. But about half way through the episode, I grew tired of interrogating this Ponzi scheme nonsense (and how ready I am for Blair and Chuck to just make it work already). Instead, I decided to just give in to the silliness of it all... which led me, of course, to the old days of Saturday morning cartoons, and a fun new theory: The Gossip Girl gang is the new Scooby gang.  Read more »
It wasn‘t long ago that actress Krysten Ritter rose to fame with her work in romantic comedies, on the series Breaking Bad, and recently on Gossip Girl.  She‘s also been cast on the spin-off show, Valley Girls.  But before she finds herself in the shoes of Carol Rhodes, she‘s been slated for a part in an upcoming film based on a best-seller by adult film star Jenna Jameson, titled How to Make Love to a Woman.Directed by Scott Culver, the film is about a couple having problems communicating in  their relationship.  Krysten Ritter will be portraying the character Lauren, who isn‘t sure if the person she‘s with is "the one".  Her boyfriend, young record producer Andy Conners (Josh Meyers), misinterprets her actions and goes on a quest to find out what it would take to satisfy her.   Read more »
The last episode of Gossip Girl is an example of what can happen if everyone does everything wrong, no exceptions. Even Lily (Kelly Rutherford), who is usually methodical and logical, ended up sending her daughter to jail, jeopardizing what seemed to be a foolproof entrapment plan for Poppy (guest star Tamara Feldman).  Dan (Penn Badgley) had become more annoying than ever, Chuck (Ed Westwick) missed his last chance at Blair (Leighton Meester), and Nate (Chace Crawford) was his typical useless self.  Only Eric (Connor Paolo) didn‘t commit a booboo, and it‘s only because he was on-screen for less than a minute, sounding eerily like David Archuleta.Check out the recap: ‘Gossip Girl‘ Recap: 2.23 "The Wrath of Con"And don‘t forget this amazing aftergasm: ‘Gossip Girl‘ Aftergasm: Scooby Dooby Doo, Where Are You?That being said, the drama (and police involvement) on the last episode of Gossip Girl has gone up a notch, considering how dull things had been on the Upper East Side.  As such, I can‘t help but wonder (OK I just did a Carrie right there) how Bravo‘s upcoming reality show NYC Prep will fare considering the comparisons with Gossip Girl which it should rightfully expect. Read more »
Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr, who plays Vanessa Abrams on the teen drama, will make her major feature-film debut next spring in a big-budget film from The Hills Have Eyes remake director Alexandre Aja. The 24-year-old actress has been cast in Piranha 3-D, a remake of the 1978 cult classic film that featured Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, and Kevin McCarthy. Just like the original, the remake revolves around "a lakeside town being terrorized by prehistoric man-eating razor-toothed fish." This time, however, the movie will be in 3-D. Szohr will be portraying "Kelly, a hot young townie caught up in the excitement of co-eds who have descended upon the area for spring break." The enlisting of Gossip Girl actress marks the latest casting scoop for Piranha 3-D. Previously announced cast for the movie includes Elisabeth Shue (Hollow Man), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Adam Scott (Party Down), and Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws).  Read more »
Taylor Momsen, who plays Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl, performed for the first time with her band the Pretty Reckless at the Annex in New York City Tuesday night when they opened for the Veronicas. The 15-year-old actress flaunted her vocals in a slinky beige slip while she belted out the band‘s "I Really F----in‘ Love You" with a throaty growl.Pretty Reckless, a pop-rock band formed and fronted by the Gossip Girl actress, recently signed a deal with Interscope Records and would release their debut album this year. In an interview with OK! Magazine back in March, Momsen mentioned that she writes all the songs, sings, and plays guitar on the album.  Read more »
From The CW‘s official press release:Episode features guest stars Brittany Snow (American Dreams), Krysten Ritter (Confessions of a Shopaholic), 80s icon Andrew McCarthy, Michelle Trachtenberg (17 Again) and a performance by No Doubt.  Read more »
It seems that Rufus (Matthew Settle) and Lily‘s Kelly (Rutherford) fragile relationship will hit yet another roadblock as Gossip Girl wraps up its sophomore season. While earlier reports suggest that the season ender will conclude on a happy note, a recent scoop on the teen drama hints that things might not go as smoothly as fans hoped for when Rufus and Lily‘s long-lost love child surfaces. Will this impede Rufus‘ plan to pop the question? And how will this affect Dan (Penn Badgley), Jenny (Taylor Momsen), Serena (Blake Lively) and Eric?Fans can only find out when Gossip Girl closes its curtains on May 18. Meanwhile, Eonline.com has revealed that actor Chris Riggi has been cast to play Scott, the spawn of Lily and Rufus.  Read more »
Only two episodes remain in Gossip Girl Season 2... get ready for the craziest episode ever!Tonight at 8 PM, we‘ll go back to the land of fanny packs and parachute pants. In a flashback to the 80s, 17-year-old LilyRhodes (Brittany Snow) gets kicked out of boarding school and runs away to LosAngeles, reconnecting with her parents, Rick (Andrew McCarthy) and Cece (gueststar Cynthia Watros, Lost), and sister, Carol (Krysten Ritter). Meanwhile, back inpresent day, Blair (Leighton Meester) and Nate (Chace Crawford) attendprom together, but the evening doesn‘t turn out exactly as planned, andChuck (Ed Westwick) has a little something to do with that. Serena(Blake Lively) and Lily (Kelly Rutherford) don‘t see eye-to-eye overSerena‘s recent run-in with the law. No Doubt will make a guest performance in the episodeas an 80s band called "Snowed Out."Check out 6 sneak peeks from "Valley Girls," spoilers about Rufus and Lily‘s lovechild, news about the Nair/Chair issue, and more! Read more »
In anticipation of tonight‘s 80‘s flashback Gossip Girl episode, the folks over at Zap2It spoke with producer Stephanie Schwartz about all the retro fashion and music we can expect, plus the longview on where the Lily backstory will lead (if the series gets picked up, that is).Read on for the highlights from the interview. Head over here for more spoilers, and be sure to tune in tonight at 8 PM on the CW for "Valley Girls," a half-Prom, half-80‘s adventure! Read more »
Tonight it‘s a "totally 80‘s flashback!" (The CW‘s words, not mine), and they make good on their promise right away: we open on young Lily. She‘s in LA, and calls her father Rick‘s office from a pay phone. She asks if he has time to catch up, but he needs to go to London. She looks at the documents in front her saying that she got expelled from private school, tells him where and when to meet her, and then hangs up. Flash forward to present Lily, who was reminiscing about this whole flashback in her car as she made her way to jail to bail out Serena. Inside the police station, Blair, Chuck and Nate sit around and worry about Serena‘s fate. Blair is stressed, but the boys don‘t seem too concerned. Lily shows up, and Blair gives her the stink eye from across the hall. Read more »
The Gossip Girl spin-off hasn‘t even aired yet but there are already rumors that show‘s future is in jeopardy. There‘s a lot of hype surrounding the series that will chronicle the younger years of Lily van der Woodsen but apparently not enough to overthrow other pilot projects on The CW‘s slate.  The network has reportedly four open slots to fill, and according to E!, sophomore drama Privileged seems like a solid candidate for one. That leaves just three slots for the Melrose Place remake, The Vampire Diaries, the Gossip Girl spin-off and The Beautiful Life starring Mischa Barton of The O.C. fame. Read more »
Last night on Gossip Girl, we were all taken hostage by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage in their cliche-powered time machine to 1980-something and forced to come along for an asinine exploration of Lily‘s "wild" past. On a normal week, this might be a bit forgivable because of all the flashy, distracting 80‘s fashions and music. (And No Doubt!) Maybe. But, to add insult to sepia-toned injury, this week in Gossip-world was Constance/St. Jude‘s Prom Week. PROM, you guys! And we missed it. Well, most of it. All so we could listen to Brittany Snow ask some poor-man‘s-Ed Westwick (who actually is poor, and also too clean-cut to be a valley punk): "Is this the moment when you fall in love with me?" Actually, no, Lily, it‘s not that moment yet. How about never? Does never o‘clock work for you? Read more »
Only one week until the Gossip Girl Season 2 finale, "The Goodbye Gossip Girl," hits our small screens, and there are still plenty of scandalous storylines that need to be resolved: Georgina Gone Bad, Ponzi-Poppy,Lovechild, Yale Money, Proposal, Queen of the Steps, Uncle Jack on NewYear‘s Eve, and Taking Down Gossip Girl... (All because we were cheated out of our Senior Prom by a crappy 80‘s spin-off!)But next week, the real Gossip Girl is back, and those other storylines are all just warm-ups for the big bang in the big finale when, according to the CW, "Blair and Chuck finally..."Find out more after the (SPOILER ALERT!) jump. Read more »
When it rains, it pours. After signing a record deal with Universal Republic via Time-Act Music, Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester has been tapped to sing on Cobra Starship‘s latest catchy single. Oh and she‘s also featured in the music video for "Good Girls Go Bad."Cobra Starship, a band created by former Midtown bassist and lead vocalist Gabe Saporta, developed a cult following after being featured on the Snakes on a Plane soundtrack. The band, whose music is mainly a mix of alternative rock and pop punk, asked the Gossip Girl star to appear in their video and lend her voice for their latest song.   Read more »
Fashion has always been an integral part of Gossip Girl.  And among the main characters of the series, one character, Blair Waldorf, stands out for her degree of notability for her popular wardrobe.  As the Queen B of Manhattan‘s social scene, her styles and outfits have received real-life coverage or recognition from various periodicals."It‘s kind of this updated Japanese schoolgirl look," Leighton Meester, who portrays Blaire on Gossip Girl, said of her character‘s look.  "Every other outfit is larger than life -- even when it‘s prim and proper -- and heavily accessorized.  I wear ties, bows, colored tights, heels and stuff that you could never get away with at school.  But I think that the most important part of Blair‘s look is her headband, which is like her crown." Read more »
The height and glamour of Gossip Girl have inspired designer Anna Sui to do a collection for Target under the Designer Collaboration series. Sui, whose brand, consisting of clothing, fragrance, cosmetic, and accessories lines, is recognized globally in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, has been motivated to create the line because she is constantly being asked about the show by fans of her clothes.Taking into consideration the four ladies of Gossip Girl, Blair, Serena, Jenny, and Vanessa, Sui used materials like metallic jacquard, herringbone, silk, and chiffon with tulle, lace, and sequin detailing for her new collection.  Read more »
With great power comes great responsibility, my Gossip Girl fans. And so it is my distinguished duty, since I got a little exclusive peek at the Gossip Girl Season 2 Finale episode, 2.25 "The Goodbye Gossip Girl," to make like a classy lady and reveal a little... without giving away too much.In other words: SPOILER ALERT!Just promise me something: watch Gossip Girl on Monday! Even if you‘re like me and were fundamentally appalled by the "Valley Girls"/Prom fiasco, still... WATCH THE FINALE. You don‘t want to miss this episode. Your patience will pay off.Especially with THREE amazing cliffhangers that will leave you thinking, "I can‘t WAIT for college!"On to the spoilers. Read more »
From The CW‘s official press release:Season finaleGraduation, Gossip Girl drama and cliffhangers galore!Gossip Girl decides to liven things up at the Constance Billard and St. Jude‘s graduation by sending out a shocking and damaging email blast in the midst of the commencement ceremony, stirring Serena (Blake Lively) to come up with a plan of attack. The Mean Girls (guest stars Yin Chang, Nicole Fiscella, Amanda Setton and Dreama Walker) challenge Jenny (Taylor Momsen) to throw her hat in the ring to succeed Blair (Leighton Meester) as Queen Bee next year. Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus (Matthew Settle) struggle to repair their relationship after Lily‘s betrayal. As for the cliffhangers, Blair and Chuck (Ed Westwick) finally...and Serena is shocked by...and Georgina (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg) decides to...and Dan (Penn Badgley), Nate (Chace Crawford) and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) unknowingly....and it all happens in the series‘ climactic season finale.  Read more »
Coming on the heels of Ed Westwick‘s casting gig on Showtime‘s dark comedy-drama, Californication, where he‘ll be playing a student of David Duchovny‘s Hank with a fascination for vampire lit in the second episode of season 3, the Gossip Girl star has signed on to star in the big screen adaptation of Emily Bronte‘s 19th century novel, Wuthering Heights.Though this will be Westwick‘s biggest film to date, this isn‘t his first. He has appeared in sci-fi thriller Children of Men, the Jude Law romance thriller Breaking and Entertaining, the family drama Son of Rambow, the horror movie 100 Feet, and most recently, the mystery thriller, S. Darko.  Read more »
Predictably, the future plotlines of Gossip Girl will be vastly different once the fab four (and Vanessa and Dan) head to college.  As pointed out by this brilliant closer to the show‘s sophomore season, the Gossip Girl writers will really need to put their thinking caps on if they want to make everything as closely knit as they have been in the first two seasons. Of course, everyone can just go on their silly little lives, but where‘s the fun in that? Remember how Gossip Girl gathered everyone up at the Oak Room and proclaimed, like maybe God, that Gossip Girl is each and everyone of us, like love? It reminded us that Gossip Girl is fun precisely because everyone is so connected, like in Facebook. Read more »
From the beginning, Gossip Girl Season 2 came back for a second season full of OMFG moments, and no sophomore slump in sight.The first season ended with relationships upended, Serena and Dan broken up, Blair and Chuck‘s romance thwarted, and Nate all by himself after his father flees the country.  Season 2 picks up right before everyone‘s senior year in high school, after a hot, scandalous summer in the Hamptons.  This season found Serena and Blair at odds with each other, and there is always one scandal or another right around every corner.Now we‘re (FINALLY) in the home stretch of a too-long hiatus. Let‘s hope the CW‘s well-rested, and ready to dish us some dirt that‘s better than ever. If you missed an episode of Gossip Girl‘s second season or simply want to revisit some of your favorites, check out our episode guide below. Read more »
Good news for those who found Lily‘s back story a little boring! The controversial Gossip Girl spin-off, which didn‘t exactly live up to its hype, is officially not happening. That‘s according to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, who gave an update on several major upfront-week developments. "Among new shows, The CW has picked up Melrose Place 2.0, Beautiful Life, and Vampire Diaries. Oh, and the Gossip Girl spin-off is officially dead," Ausiello wrote. Read more »
UPDATE: It looks like we have our answer.  According to TVGuide.com, it‘s Smallville that will be moving to Friday nights at 8pm, paving the way for exactly what I wanted: a Vampire Diaries/Supernatural one-two punch.Tomorrow morning the CW officially announces its Fall schedule, but most of it is already determined.  Six shows were renewed earlier in the season, and now it‘s been confirmed that three new shows are being added.  That leaves one hour of open primetime, but given the network‘s track record, that will most likely be filled with an America‘s Next Top Model repeat.The six returning shows are: America‘s Next Top Model, 90210, Smallville, Supernatural, Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill.  The three new sdows are the modeling world drama The Beautiful Life, the vampire brothers drama The Vampire Diaries and the new Melrose Place.  The much-hyped Gossip Girl prequel spin-off was not picked up. Read more »
The CW‘s Fall lineup was officially announced today, and as expected, most of the schedule remains in tact with the three new shows fitting in exactly where they belong.  The decision to only schedule nine hours of original programming each week is a bit unusual for a growing network, but perhaps a more focused strategy will help the CW succeed.The only major upheaval is Smallville, about to enter season 9, is moving to Fridays at 8pm to make way for the new drama The Vampire Diaries.  However, since Smallville is at the end of its run, it makes sense to prioritize the growth and development of new shows.More Fall Lineups:FOXABCNBCCBS Read more »
It‘s Gossip Girl Graduation time! And on the UES, it‘s done "a little differently..."Blair and Serena have brunch and talk about how Serena‘s now famous because GG broke the news that she got arrested. Serena is ready to graduate so she can finally get away from GG, who has plagued her more than anyone else. S asks B to change the subject, and Blair asks how exactly Chuck said, "I love her." (Was it, "I LOVE her?" or "I love HER?") S says this shouldn‘t be news to her, but B says the problem is his inability to express his feelings to the one person who matters. B asks if S has even told Chuck that she and Nate broke up, and when S says no, B rushes her out the door to do just that--right into the arms of waiting paparazzi hoping to get a glimpse of the ex-con.Pre-graduation, Videotaping Vanessa walks up to Nepotism Nate (who‘s chatting up his gramps), and they catch up in a friendly way--he‘s starting his internship soon, his grandfather and mother are on speaking terms again, he and Blair broke up, and he apologizes for how horribly he handled things with V. Since nothing is ever new with Vanessa and Nate really was a douche recently, she thanks him for all that stuff forever ago that guided her toward NYU, and Nate then invites V and D to his post-graduation party.  Read more »
Last night‘s Gossip Girl finale was just full of stuff! First, the eternal question: who is Gossip Girl? (The answer: Everyone. Meaning no one. Or Kristen Bell. Question solved, except not at all.) And: Chuck and Blair got together! Serena is insecure, Dan is magically cool, and Nelly Yuki is drunk! Rufus and Lily are engaged! Eric and Jonathan are a technologically savvy, gay crime-fighting duo! Georgina killed Poppy! (Maybe.) After all that went down, we have some burning questions to mull over this summer, when some of us will be taking whirlwind tours of Europe and others of us will be busy contemplating the piles of broken dreams that are our lives. (You know, the usual.) So, here are the five big quandaries plaguing us like a rumormonger on a reputation-murderous rampage:1. Who the hell does Serena think she is, throwing away her mortarboard and wearing her tassel in her hair at graduation? Ugh. Okay, that‘s not really #1. But I really, really want to know. Read more »
Tonight on Gossip Girl, we open on Blair and Nate walking around in the Village, talking about Blair‘s mixed feelings about attending NYU.  She‘s worried about ironic facial hair, mole men, middle-class professionals, and patchouli, which are the four majors available at NYU, so she‘s in trouble. Nate wants to show her around to all the great Village pizza places and pot dealers, and then proposes they try out the subway, which will be the quickest way for them to see each other next year, but she resists.  Read more »
We open on a New York morning, and Serena’s on the phone with Blair. Blair’s lying about where she is, saying she’s at home with Dorota when she’s really out on the street walking somewhere—wonder why?Out in Brooklyn, Dan basks in his own importance with his first “fan letter” and his entry package to Yale. The Humphreys make jokes about how they were sure Jenny’s bad life choices would have led to her death before age 16, which she turns tomorrow.  They head over to the van der Woodsens’ in Manhattan for breakfast before school, which means it must be about 5 AM right now. Which doesn’t stop Vanessa from popping in to worry about why Nate hasn’t called her in a week and let her apologize for getting mad at him last week. Just then, she gets an email from Nate asking her to stop by in half an hour. Read more »
I’m still stuffed but not satisfied from all the flat-out filler we got last week on Gossip Girl, but we’ve been promised lots of actual secrets and scandal tonight during tonight’s episode, “The Grandfather,” so let’s get to it! Vanessa tells Dan how excited she is for summer Europe trip with Nate, when they’ll travel the whole continent, just the two of them. Vanessa and Dan are heading over to Nate’s to watch college basketball, and they run into him outside with his cousin, Tripp. Tripp invites Nate to make an appearance at the Vanderbilt family reunion at their estate that weekend, saying their grandfather wants to see him. He also tells Nate that he just got engaged. Nate doesn’t want to attend the reunion, saying he won’t pretend to bond with the people who shut him out when dad got busted. Tripp leaves, and V encourages him to reconnect with his family, who seem to be finally making an effort, and he shouldn’t pretend he doesn’t care. Read more »
It‘s been a long and lonely winter without new Gossip Girl to keep warm the cockles of our wicked hearts--but tonight’s the night! It’s finally back—everyone‘s favorite fictional snobs, snakes, and celebutantes are back tonight. Let’s refresh what last we saw on the Upper East Side: Dan Hump-rhey and Serena’s ment-whore were hooking up, Chuck was on a hunt to find his mysterious escort dream-girl, and Blair got herself in and out of trouble with Miss Carr, but in the end her acceptance to Yale appeared safe.Tonight, Gossip Girl welcomes us with some Shakespeare: ‘All the world’s a stage’ on the Upper East Side, she says, and this week it’s quite literal, since the seniors are putting on their (mandatory) class play, “The Age of Innocence”. The sly Chuck Bass (of course) managed to bribe a doctor into diagnosing him with “acute stagefright,” so he’ll be off on his own dramatic adventures tonight. Read more »
Spotted: The girl who has everything finally gets something she‘s never had before: Detention. And she‘s not taking her community service lying down.This week on Gossip Girl, Blair complains to Serena about her punishment, while forcing Dorota to do the dirty work in the park. Pa Waldorf comes to meet his daughter with a picnic basket, and commends her on taking her punishment so maturely. Dorota, hands still sore from the manual labor, tells Blair that her “martyr act” stinks like the garbage she‘s got Dorota picking up. Read more »
Spotted last week on Gossip Girl: Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) becoming the head of Bass Industries and then losing the position as quickly as he got it, all because of a pesky morality clause; Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan (Penn Badgely) somehow overcoming the back-and-forth double-weirdness of learning “You share a sibling—oh no, you don‘t” and “Your parents aren‘t dating—oh yes, they are.” Oh yeah, and if you usually watch this show with your eyes closed and your ears plugged, then I should tell you that Blair (Leighton Meester) really, really wants to go to Yale. Really.This week, we tune in to see Dorota, Daddy Waldorf, and his French mister greeting Blair on “The Big Day”—which is Yale Day, when Yale sends out their decision emails to early admissions applicants. Blair thinks she hears Dorota whimpering with grief, but it‘s actually her new bulldog, Handsome Dan, the cutest good luck present in the world. Blair immediately changes the name to Handsome. It‘s a jolly breakfast gathering, but Blair manages to pipe in that Chuck Bass is still dead to her. Good to know. Read more »
Spotted last week on Gossip Girl: Dan (Penn Badgely) frets about incest, leaving Serena (Blake Lively) in the dark; Blair (Leighton Meester) pulls Chuck (Ed Westwick) off the ledge (literally and figuratively) after Bart‘s death; Rufus (Matthew Settle) and Lily (Kelly Rutherford) go to Boston to find the son Rufus never knew he had; and Little J (Taylor Momsen) shows she‘s not so little anymore when she gives the Girls of the Steps a taste of their own malicious medicine.This week, Gossip Girl begins with Chuck as GG reminds us that for some Upper East Siders, death has a silver lining… or a gold one, in this case. Chuck is poised to be Bass the Billionaire before he hits 18. Jack and Blair are making their way to the reading of Bart‘s will when they run into each other outside—Chuck asked Blair to come “for support.” (Aww…) A not-so-cryptic conversation between Blair and Jack reveals, once again, that something lecherous happened between them on New Year‘s. Jack toys with her, asking her out, threatening to tell Chuck, and being generally creepy. Blair maintains her cool and says that “it” meant nothing. Chuck and Nate (who‘s also there for support) break up their argument, and Jack says how excited he is to soon be running Bass Industries. All four go inside to hear Bart‘s last wishes. Read more »
Spotted: Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) jetting off to Buenos Aires with new beau Aaron Rose, who has about as much charisma as he does mustache. Maybe he‘ll find a little of both in South America. Before Bart Bass is cold in the ground, Rufus (Matthew Settle) and Lily (Kelly Rutherford) wasting no time making plans to finally reunite… until Rufus finds out that Lily had his secret love child—and, not feeling too lovely about it, confronts her with a “Boy or girl?” While Serena tangos in the New Year in Beunos Aires, Jenny (Taylor Momsen) has decided to head back to high school. It‘s the first day of classes, and Jenny and Eric walk together. Jenny tells him how relieved she is to feel 15 again. Eric tells her that Chuck (Ed Westwick) is still MIA, but Bart‘s brother, Uncle Jack, is all over the world looking for him. It‘s like a real life game of “Where In The World is Carmen Sandiego?” Read more »
Spotted: Lily (Kelly Rutherford) has decided to leave Bart because he‘s got a private investigator keeping tabs on her misdeeds, as well as the rest of her brood. Meanwhile, Chuck tattles on her whereabouts to daddy dearest. But right before anything scandalous happens, Lily gets the call that Bart‘s been in an accident.Tonight‘s Gossip Girl begins with everyone making preparations for Bart Bass‘ funeral. They wrote him off the show mighty quickly, didn‘t they? With not even a last huzzah. Will we ever find out the secret he dug up about Lily‘s institutionalized past? Read more »
Spotted: Little J ditching the raccoon eye shadow and returning to the Humphrey house for Thanksgiving.  Holiday miracles are even possible on Gossip Girl, though another one may be needed to fix Jenny‘s unfortunate haircut.  The previous episode also found Bart looking into Lily‘s past, Eleanor and Cyrus getting engaged, Nate‘s dad turning himself in and Aaron being completely boring.  It‘s nice to know Serena can look past Aaron‘s charisma-free exterior and scrubby facial hair to see the snooze-inducing artist underneath.On tonight‘s episode of Gossip Girl, somebody gets horribly injured!  Sorry, it‘s not Vanessa. Read more »
Spotted: Blair Waldorf clashing with her mother‘s new man, Cyrus Rose.  Last week‘s episode of Gossip Girl found B going head to head with Eleanor‘s new beau, who eventually managed to win Blair‘s heart by successfully out-scheming her.  Also acting devious was Little J, who attempted to cut Agnes out of her business deal, only for the crazy model to retaliate by burning all of her designs.  Those flames were much hotter than the chemistry between Serena and Aaron, which continues to be non-existent.  Can someone please ship Boring Aaron off to Chino, or at least the New York equivalent?Tonight‘s episode of Gossip Girl is a Thanksgiving extravaganza, which means it‘s time for some tasty turkey served up with a side of horrible parenting. Read more »
Spotted: Little Jenny Humphrey packing her bags and moving out of Brooklyn.  That‘s what happened on last week‘s episode of Gossip Girl, as J let the success of her impromptu fashion show go straight to her bangs.  Also moving on to greener pastures was Nate, who fled to the Hamptons after Dan found out about his fling with the wannabe fashion icon.  D may be willing to play Judge Judy and executioner when it comes to N, but he doesn‘t deserve the moral high ground after sending his story about Chuck to his advisor.  How far is Dan willing to go for a recommendation letter?Tonight‘s episode of Gossip Girl introduces the hilarious Wallace Shawn as Eleanor‘s DeVito-esque love interest, Cyrus Rose.  There‘s nothing like watching B stress over a romance. Read more »
Little Jenny Humphrey has been stirring up a lot of trouble on Gossip Girl lately.  Thanks to the devil on her shoulder named Agnes, Jenny dared to walk away from her job at Waldorf Designs in last week‘s episode.  Not only did J find the confidence to strike out on her own in the fashion world, but she also had the audacity to plant a kiss on Nate.  Some viewers found their shocking make-out session hot and steamy, while others found it completely creepy.  Speaking of romance, Blair (Leighton Meester) and Chuck decided to put their mutual lust on the back burner so they can continue doing what they truly love, which is scheming against one another.On tonight‘s Gossip Girl, Jenny and Agnes plan an impromptu fashion show, and Blair babysits a bratty teenager with sex on her brain. Read more »
Last week‘s episode of Gossip Girl brought a little bit of Cruel Intentions to the Upper East Side.  After Vanessa dared to blackmail Blair with pictures of Marcus and Catherine, B recruited Chuck to seduce and destroy Dan‘s do-gooder BFF.  Unfortunately for Blair, Chuck felt a touch of human emotion and actually tried to help V save an old building.  It may be unusual for Chuck to help others, but it‘s a regular occurrence for Dan Humphrey, who offered Nate a place to stay after discovering his mansion had been seized by the police.  What will happen when word gets out that Nate is staying in (gasp!) Brooklyn?Tonight on Gossip Girl, Willa Holland (The O.C.) stops by to encourage Jenny to defy Eleanor Waldorf.  Does Little J really need help stirring up trouble? Read more »
Last week‘s episode of Gossip Girl brought us the catfight to end all catfights.  The hair pulling commenced after Blair dared to bring up Serena‘s murder scandal in front of the dean of Yale, forcing S to get a little physical.  The frenemies apologized and worked things out in the end, but how long will their cease fire last?  Aside from that scandalous smackdown, Rufus agreed to home school Jenny, Chuck and Nate had an argument over Dan, and Serena wooed Yale‘s dean more with her fame than her brains.On tonight‘s Gossip Girl, Blair and Chuck team up to destroy Vanessa after V cooks up a clever blackmail scheme. Read more »
It‘s been two long, scandal-free weeks since the last new episode of Gossip Girl, but tonight the wait is finally over.  When we last visited the Upper East Side, Serena‘s desire to be front and center at Fashion Week sent Blair into a tizzy, making the rivalry between them stronger than ever.  In addition to that OMG-worthy drama, Jenny decided she‘s never going back to school, Chuck and Dan had a night of bonding that landed them in jail, and Bart confronted Lily about a terrible secret from her past.  Let me guess: she killed someone by offering them some of their own cocaine?Tonight‘s Gossip Girl finds the gang heading to Yale, where a catfight and a kidnapping take precedence over boring academics. Read more »
Last week‘s episode of Gossip Girl was filled with all the delicious scandal and glorious backstabbing we‘ve come to expect from the series.  Blair successfully ran Marcus and Catherine out of town after Vanessa found the evil MILF making out with her stepson, but her absence now leaves Nate (Chace Crawford) with a ton of debt and nowhere to turn.  Proving that B isn‘t the only one capable of evil mind games, Chuck hired a girl named Amanda to woo Dan, all in an effort to convince Serena to reclaim her rightful place as queen of Constance Billiard.  The ploy worked, and now S is in charge, Dan is shunned, and Blair has to share the spotlight with her supposed best friend.On tonight‘s Gossip Girl, the Upper East Siders head to New York Fashion Week, where the rivalry between Blair and Serena reaches very well-dressed new heights. Read more »
Three 6 Mafia once informed us that it‘s hard out here for a pimp, but Gossip Girl has taught us that being a gigolo isn‘t exactly a walk in the park either.  Last week, Vanessa learned that Cougar Catherine will happily sell Nate‘s dad down the river if Nate doesn‘t keep delivering the love on a regular basis.  V promptly broke things off with Mr. Archibald, while Dan and Serena were experiencing a break up of their own.  Those two kids just can‘t accept the fact that they come from different worlds.  Strangely enough, Blair‘s relationship with the Lord still seems to be going strong, despite the fact that he caught her making out with Chuck.On tonight‘s episode of Gossip Girl, Dan gets friendly with a new girl named Amanda.  I don‘t think Lonely Boy will be lonely for very long. Read more »
If you weren‘t invited to Blair Waldorf‘s Back to the City Party last week, you missed out on one of the most scandalous events of the season.  B put together the bash to impress Lord Marcus, but things flew off track when Mr. Chuck Bass showed up with Cougar Catherine on his arm.  Blair immediately commented on Catherine‘s Botox addiction, only to discover that she‘s actually Marcus‘s stepmom, Duchess Beaton.  Talk about a faux pas!  Catty Catherine certainly didn‘t approve of B‘s relationship with the Lord after that incident, but she changed her tune after Blair caught her sexing up Nate on the library floor.  B doesn‘t know that Nate‘s just a gigolo, but she does know how to blackmail a married woman when the opportunity arises.On tonight‘s episode of Gossip Girl, Blair‘s relationship with the Lord goes down in flames during a citywide blackout. Read more »
Last week on Gossip Girl, we took a trip to the Hamptons to catch up on the unsavory shenanigans of the Upper East Siders.  Nate spent the summer in a scandal-tastic relationship with an older married woman, Serena wasted time moping over Dan, and Blair was busy picking up a fake boyfriend to flaunt in front of Chuck.  By the end of the episode, Serena and Dan kissed and made up, Blair discovered that her new boy is actually a wealthy British Lord, and Chuck figured out that he‘s incapable of saying "I love you."  What a mother Chucker.On tonight‘s Gossip Girl, B tries her best to act like a lady and impress the Duchess, while Nate finds a demanding new job as a gigolo. Read more »
Welcome back, Gossip Girl addicts!  When we last left the scandal-loving teens of the Upper East Side, romantic drama had taken over the streets of New York City.  Lily married Bart after having a one night fling with Rufus, Dan and Serena broke up thanks to the machinations of Miss Georgina Sparks, Nate and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) broke off their whatever it was with little more than a shrug, and Chuck tried to decide between settling down with Blair or continuing life as a complete man-whore.  Can you guess which option he chose?In tonight‘s second season premiere, the gang falls into summertime trouble in the Hamptons.  There‘s nothing like a warm beach and a little sunshine to shake off some heartbreak. Read more »

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