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‘Gossip Girl’ Wisdom: 50 Ways To Make Your Life Better

August 19th, 2014 7:07pm EDT
‘Gossip Girl’ Wisdom: 50 Ways To Make Your Life Better
Serena (Blake Lively), Blair (Leighton Meester), Nate (Chace Crawford), Chuck (Ed Westwick), Dan (Penn Badgley), Jenny (Taylor Momsen) and a coterie of others had it all. But “all” was more than just clothes, travel via private jet, and elevators that open right into the penthouse. They had a point of view as inspiring as the one from their expansive terraces.

I realized this when recently binge-watching the iconic show that ran from 2007 to 2012. Although I could have done without seasons three and four, I found one, two, five and six rather entertaining. Even though the plots are thin an...
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Don’t Move To New York City Based Solely On What You See On TV: A User’s Guide

July 28th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Don’t Move To New York City Based Solely On What You See On TV:
As a born and bred New Yorker, I’m drawn to shows about my city, taking comfort in the familiar sights and settings; yet I often find myself asking, “Did the writers of some of these shows ever step foot in Manhattan?”

I can shake off the inconsistencies, but I sometimes wonder about all the people saving their babysitting and paper route money hoping to someday move to the Big Apple hoping to mirror the glamorous life seen on the small screen.

Hence, a guide to separating fact from fiction:

‘Smash’ only lasted two seasons, but it was long enough to get your hopes up that moving here wo...
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Penn Badgley & Zoe Kravitz Split Up

June 11th, 2013 3:42pm EDT
Penn Badgley & Zoe Kravitz
After almost two years together, Penn Badgley and Zoe Kravitz have split up. The couple, who have been dating since 2011, reportedly lived together in York City.

UsMagazine.com reports that the former "Gossip Girl" actor and daughter of Lenny Kravitz amicably parted ways.

A source explained:  "It is all good between them. It wasn't a sad break-up. It just wasn't working. It really did end on good terms, though. They are at two different stages in their careers. They just didn't have time for each other."

Badgley previously dated co-star Blake Lively, who since married Ryan Reynolds.

Kra...
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'Gossip Girl's' Sixth Season Will Be Its Last

May 17th, 2012 5:22pm EDT
Gossip Girl
Bosses at The CW network just announced "Gossip Girl" will end after a shortened 11-episode sixth season next fall. The show is based on Cecily von Ziegesar's book series of the same name.

"Gossip Girl" debuted strongly in 2007 and quickly became a global phenomenon. Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick and Penn Badgley star.

CW execs revealed the final storyline to UsMagazine.com. It will revolve around an unstable Serena van der Woodsen, the New York socialite played by Lively: "Serena has gone off the grid, beyond even the reach of Gossip Girl. Her friends fear f...
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Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Buy A $2 Million Home Together

April 23rd, 2012 8:45am EDT
Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds buy home
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have purchased their first home together in New York for more than $2 million, according to reports.

The "Green Lantern" co-stars, who began dating last year, were rumored to be househunting for a place together on the East Coast and now People.com editors suggest they've found the perfect property in Bedford.

A source tells the website the actors have bought "a beautiful country home" in the Big Apple which "cost more than $2 million."

Lively previously dated her "Gossip Girl" co-star Penn Badgley and enjoyed a brief romance with Leonardo DiCaprio, while R...
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Blake Lively: 'I've Had Four Boyfriends In My Whole Life'

February 2nd, 2012 8:48am EST
Blake Lively
Blake Lively has only ever had "four boyfriends" and has never been on a real date.

The Gossip Girl star romanced her onscreen love interest Penn Badgley for three years before they split in 2010, and she went on to strike up a romance with Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Lively, who is now involved with her Green Lantern co-star Ryan Reynolds, has admitted she is not a fan of casual dating and wouldn't sleep with a man outside of a relationship.

She tells Elle magazine, "I've had four boyfriends in my whole life. I've never been with anyone that's not a boyfriend. I didn't have a ...
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Blake Lively Does Her Best Marilyn Monroe Impression (Photos)

January 19th, 2012 2:49pm EST
Gossip Girl 100th episode
The 100th episode of "Gossip Girl" airs Monday, Jan. 30, and will open with a musical dream sequence featuring Serena (Blake Lively), Blair (Leighton Meester) and all the men in their lives (Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick and Hugo Becker). Leighton plays Audrey Hepburn while Blake channels Marilyn Monroe.

Do you think Blake makes a believable Marilyn? She wears a strapless pink dress, gloves and many jewels, mimicking "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Check out more photos on the following pages.

The episode will also focus on Chuck (Westwick...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Margin Call'

December 21st, 2011 10:31am EST
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In this time of financial crisis in America, it makes one curious to see just how we got into the mess we’re now in. One such film dares to take on that very subject and Wall Street in all its good bad and ugly in a movie called "Margin Call," out on Blu-ray Dec. 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Check out the review stock stats below.

Title: "Margin Call"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Zachary Quinto

Director: J.C. Chandor

Rating: R

Runtime: 107 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

The Flick: The one thing you have t...
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The Serial Daters Of 2011

December 15th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Blake Lively
Some folks just can't settle down. Here are the serial daters of 2011: The celebs that hooked up with the most people!

After splitting with Penn Badgely in late 2010, Blake Lively took a tour of Hollywood's hunks. After a summer of romance with Leonardo DiCaprio, she hit it off with Green Lantern co-star Ryan Reynolds.

Scarlett Johansson dwarfs Lively's number of suitors. Her rumored boyfriends included Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sean Penn, Kieran Culkin, and Bradley Cooper.

Bradley Cooper wasn't waiting around for Scarlett, though. He was linked to Jennifer Lopez, Olivia Wilde, Jennifer An...
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Rapper Talib Kweli Joins Occupy Wall Street, Feels 'Responsible' For Spreading Information

October 8th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Talib Kweli
Rapper Talib Kweli joined campaigners in New York on Thursday night to lend his support to the ongoing social equality protests and help "spread the information" about the cause.

The star joined hundreds of activists in downtown Manhattan for the Occupy Wall Street march to speak out against corporate greed, and he entertained protesters by taking control of a microphone to spit a new track called "Distractions," about social issues currently facing America.

And Kweli is proud to be associated with such a movement in his native Big Apple.

He tells MTV News, "There's no other place in New...
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Penn Badgley Joins NYC Occupy Wall Street Protest

October 7th, 2011 5:21pm EDT
Penn Badgley
Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley has become the latest celebrity to throw his support behind New York City protesters taking part in a peaceful rally against social inequality.

The young actor was snapped in downtown Manhattan on Wednesday joining hundreds of campaigners in the ongoing Occupy Wall Street march calling for an end to corporate greed.

The protests have garnered much media attention amid reports of clashes with heavy-handed New York Police Department officials, and Badgley admits he's happy to do whatever it takes to bring awareness to the cause.

He tells local news agency C...
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Penn Badgley Lands Jeff Buckley Role

June 21st, 2011 8:18am EDT
Penn Badgley
Gossip Girl hunk Penn Badgley has landed the coveted role of Jeff Buckley in one of several biopics set to hit the big screen next year.

It had been rumored Badgley was close to signing to portray the musician and had beaten an eager Robert Pattinson to the role.

Movie producer Orian Williams spoke out and slammed the reports, insisting Badgley had nothing to do with his film and Pattinson had only been engaged in several early-stage talks.

However, it turns out the TV star will play his idol on-screen - but in a different biopic. Badgley will tackle the lead role in upcoming project ...
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Penn Badgley Gets Over Blake Lively Split With Aussie Actress

May 21st, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Penn Badgley
"Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley has moved on from his split from Blake Lively - he's reportedly dating Australian actress Jessica McNamee.

The actor has been single since ending his three-year relationship with Lively last September, but he's sparked rumors of a budding new romance with rising star McNamee after enjoying a cozy night out in Los Angeles last week .

An eyewitness tells Star magazine, "They were having this deep talk for hours. Penn had his arm around the back of her all night. It was clear they were really into each other."

McNamee is set to hit movie theatres in upcoming ...
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Katy Perry, Ashley Greene And Other Top Stars Hit The Coachella Music Festival (Pics)

April 17th, 2011 6:06pm EDT
Katy Perry
The first day of the Coachella Festival in California was a star-studded affair on Friday - and it had little to do with the acts onstage.

The crowds were littered with Hollywood celebrities and hot young couples smooching in the sun.

Vanessa Hudgens made her Coachella debut with her rumored boyfriend Josh Hutcherson, while Hilton sisters Paris and Nicky were spotted partying with Nicky's boyfriend David Katzenberg.

Lindsay Lohan and Katy Perry were also among the music fans living it up in the desert, as were actress Kate Bosworth and her beau Alexander Skarsgard, reality TV star Whitne...
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'Gossip Girl' Star Penn Badgley Talks About His Latest Travels

February 14th, 2011 2:06pm EST
Penn Badgley
Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley recently caught up with Conde Nast Traveler and shared some thoughts on his recent travels with the magazine.

"The landscape in Iceland was intimidating and brutal: geysers, waterfalls, billion-year-old moss-covered lava, " he says of his trip to the island nation.

"And Reykjavík's nightlife is just as wild. At Prikid bar, they played great American hip-hop, served shot after shot of a licorice liquor called Topaz, and treated me as if I were the entire cast of Ocean's Eleven," he adds.

The gossip guy also talks about his trip to Southeast Asia; however, his ol...
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Ryan Gosling Plays Down Blake Lively Romance Rumors

December 14th, 2010 4:09pm EST
Ryan Gosling
Actor Ryan Gosling has played down rumors he's dating Gossip Girl star Blake Lively, insisting she is "a good friend."

The Notebook star was first linked to Lively in October, when the stars were spotted together at Disneyland in California and they sparked further speculation last week when they were seen getting close at the after-party for the New York premiere of Gosling's new movie Blue Valentine.

However, he is refusing to be drawn on the dating gossip - instead choosing to praise Lively for her onscreen talents. He tells People.com, "She's an incredible actress; she's a good frie...
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Team Live-ling Anyone? Are Ryan Gosling And Blake Lively Dating?

December 9th, 2010 11:00am EST
Live-ling
Usually Ryan Gosling is accompanied by his mother at all of the major award shows and movie premieres. But last night at the Blue Valentine premiere in New York, she wasn't by his side. Instead, it was Gossip Girl's Blake Lively. Although the two did not show up together, they were by each other's side at the after party and it was reported that he even had his hand on her knee at one point while they were sitting next to each other. GASP!

This isn't the first time Ryan and Blake have been spotted together recently, the two reportedly went to Disneyland last month right before she announce...
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Celebrities Couples That Recently Called It Quits: Fall 2010 Edition

December 1st, 2010 1:00pm EST
Courtney Cox Arquette and David Arquette.
Fall brings all kinds of turkeys into the households of millions of Americans, including cheating Celeb spouses and significant others—plus a loose-lipped mistress or two. With spring bringing big name break-ups, such as Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, it seemed impossible that fall would trump-in with even more explosive Celebrity couples calling it quits. In case you missed the headlines, here are some of the most hyped, recent break-ups among the A-list crowd:

Celebrity Break-up: Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette –Rumors of his cheating and dissatisfaction in the bedroom were abu...
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Blake Lively & Penn Badgley Don't Look Broken Up On 'Gossip Girl' Set

November 1st, 2010 11:00pm EDT
Gossip Girl
These two are either really good actors or they actually know how to deal with a break up. Blake Lively and Penn Badgley looked quite friendly despite recent reports of the two splitting up.

We caught them filming a "Gossip Girl" scene together in NYC today. The two were seen playing with a pug and rehearsing their lines together.

The couple, who play on/off lovers in the hit TV show, ended their three-year relationship back in September, but chose to keep news of the break-up private.

A representative for the pair confirmed the split to US Weekly magazine and revealed they intend to re...
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Blake Lively Is Back On The Market!

October 27th, 2010 11:27am EDT
Blake Lively
Gossip Girl co-stars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley have ended their real-life romance.

The couple, who play on/off lovers in the hit TV show, ended their three-year relationship back in September, but chose to keep news of the break-up private.

A representative for the pair confirmed the split to US Weekly magazine and revealed they intend to remain "good friends".

A source adds, "They're professionals. They're still good friends and hang out on the set. (They) kept this news to themselves for a while."

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Blake Lively's Cruel April Fool's Day Joke On Penn Badgley

October 4th, 2010 7:10pm EDT
Blake Lively
Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley was sent into shock on April Fool's Day this year after an elaborate prank by his girlfriend Blake Lively left him convinced rocker Steven Tyler was his biological father.

The actor is an enthusiastic singer and guitarist and has often queried where he gets his talents from, because neither his mom nor dad are good with musical instruments. So Lively decided to play on his uncertainty and used that to her advantage to make April 1st one to remember by sending Badgley an email from a woman alleging he was her lovechild with the Aerosmith frontman.

She explai...
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Blake Lively Sparkles On 'David Letterman'

September 28th, 2010 11:30am EDT
Blake Lively
Blake Lively showed up to a taping of the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday night wearing a sparkly black dress with cut outs on her shoulders. The dress is a little odd, but we still think she looks hot! What do you think?

The "Gossip Girl" star insists she has a "weird" relationship history - she's only ever kissed three men in her life.

The actress, who is dating her TV co-star Penn Badgley, insists she hasn't been intimate with many men, apart from when she has to film smooching scenes for TV or film.

Want more Blake Lively pictures? Click these to go to her gallery -...
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Weekly Celebrity Sightings

September 18th, 2010 6:26am EDT
Snooki
Check out our weekly celeb sightings, just to keep you up to date on the comings and goings of your favorite celebrities.

It seems as though the In Touch Weekly Icons and Idols Party was the place to be "spotted" on Sunday night after the Video Music Awards - all of our sightings below:

"Dancing With The Stars" new cast members Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Audrina Patridge were introduced at In Touch Weekly's Icons and Idols Party after the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. The two immediately connected, as they talked about the show.

Mike was not shy at all, quickly showing...
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Check Out 'Make Me Wanna Die,' The New Video From Taylor Momsen's Band The Pretty Reckless

September 17th, 2010 5:55pm EDT
The Pretty Reckless
The Pretty Reckless have just premiered the video for their US single "Make Me Wanna Die." Check out Taylor Momsen and her band rocking the track in the Meiert Avis (U2, New Found Glory, Alanis Morissette) directed clip.

The track is featured on The Pretty Reckless' EP (out now) and full album coming soon on Interscope Records.

Taylor recently admitted that she carries a knife in her purse, but didn't realize it was illegal. In the new video, the "Gossip Girl" star strips down to her undies and plays with fire. Check it out:

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Emma Stone Had Asthma Attack During 'Easy A' Sex Scene

September 16th, 2010 11:32am EDT
Emma Stone
Emma Stone became so passionate during a sex scene for new movie "Easy A," she began hyperventilating and suffered an asthma attack.

The actress stars as a high school student who pretends to have loud sex with a number of male pupils so they look "cool" in the teen comedy alongside Penn Badgley.

But on her second day of shooting, Stone was left red-faced after a medical crew had to rush to her side when she started breathing heavily during the passionate scene.

She tells MTV News, "Oh, for the love, I can't even simulate sex without dying! I had a little asthma attack, without any prior...
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'Easy A' Star Aly Michalka - Hot Or Not?

September 15th, 2010 8:57pm EDT
Aly Michalka
"Hellcats" star Aly Michalka looked hot in a little black dress at the "Easy A" premiere in Los Angeles on Monday. We're not crazy about the little cape-like part of her ensemble, but since she looks so good we'll overlook it.

On her new CW series Aly, of the teen duo Aly & A.J., plays a law student who has to join the cheer leading squad to stay in school.

Starpulse recently asked if she would be singing on the series. She explained, "My music is very special to me, and I take it extremely seriously.

It's something that's sacred, that my career as an actor is separate, but when it's ...
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Blake Lively: 'I've Only Kissed Three Men'

September 14th, 2010 11:26am EDT
Blake Lively
Gossip Girl star Blake Lively insists she has a "weird" relationship history - she's only ever kissed three men in her life.

The actress, who is dating her TV co-star Penn Badgley, insists she hasn't been intimate with many men, apart from when she has to film smooching scenes for TV or film.

She tells Britain's OK! magazine, "I've kissed just three people in my life, other than stuff I've done for TV or movies. I know, I'm weird! I hope Brad Pitt doesn't hear this. He's never going to want to marry me!"

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Blake Lively Talks Ben Affleck, Fashion, 'Gossip Girl' And More In Marie Claire

September 6th, 2010 7:07pm EDT
Blake Lively
Marie Claire UK talked to Blake Lively about her new film, "The Town," starring and directed by Ben Affleck.

Without any knowledge of her "Gossip Girl" role (he supposedly thought she was fresh out of acting class), Affleck was so impressed by her audition that he rewrote the part of Krista, a drug-addicted single mother and ex-girlfriend of Affleck's character in "The Town," especially for her.

Blake Lively on cooking and staying at home:
Despite her natural warmth and cosy front - she'll insist later how she prefers cooking to going out, ("That's my true talent, acting pays the bill")

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Hot Legs: Blake Lively On The Set Of 'Gossip Girl

August 22nd, 2010 1:35pm EDT
Blake Lively
Blake Lively was a quick change artist while filming scenes for "Gossip Girl" earlier this week. At one point she wore black shorts and a yellow tank top. Later she donned a loose blue blouse and khaki skirt. Both times she showed off her fabulous legs.

The show's creator Josh Schwartz recently dismissed reports Blake asked to be written out of the hit TV show so she can pursue a film career. Rumors suggested Lively was fed up with her small-screen commitments and had demanded her character be killed off so she could leave the program.

Schwartz tweeted: "Have to respond. No truth to rumo...
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'Gossip Girl' Recap: 'Last Tango, Then Paris'

May 18th, 2010 9:12am EDT
Gossip_Girl
All the Gossip Girl OMG moments were a little too WTF to produce overly compelling drama for this week’s season finale. For starters, with so many people shacking up these days, it’s becoming a little difficult to know who’s sleeping and around and who’s just…sleeping.

Jenny (Taylor Momsen) woke up in Nate’s (Chace Crawford) bed wearing his shirt, and not much else. Chuck (Ed Westwick) disrupted the sleeping beauties (who were just sleeping) and then carried on his merry way to the top of the Empire State Building where he was going to wait to propose his love (and possibly more!) to Blair...
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