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Taylor Momsen loves New York

April 18th, 2014 1:20am EDT
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Taylor Momsen needs "grit" in her life.
The Pretty Reckless singer tries to stay out of the limelight by living in New York where she can "hide" and claims she has never really "cared" about mixing with celebrities.
She told BANG Showbiz: "I'm actually quite shy and introverted - I'm not one to go out much. I'll have a beer or something or a glass of wine.
"I'm a writer, I'm very neurotic, I like to be alone with my thoughts. Everyone in New York has the mentality of, 'Mind your own s**t, mind your own business', it's a little easier to get away with hiding.
"But every time I get to Calif...

Taylor Momsen won't ever act again

April 13th, 2014 4:20am EDT
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Taylor Momsen has quit acting forever.
The Pretty Reckless singer rose to fame aged 14 as Jenny Humphrey in the CW's hit teen drama 'Gossip Girl', only to leave the show for good after the fourth season, declaring she was taking a break from Hollywood.
And Taylor - who started out alongside Jim Carey in 'The Grinch' as a child - is adamant she won't ever be tempted to return to the big screen because music is her true passion.
Quizzed on France's Virgin Radio station whether she would consider a film role, she categorically said: "No. Just music. I'm not pursuing it at all. I haven't acted ...

Taylor Momsen wouldn't rule out Playboy

March 20th, 2014 2:20am EDT
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Taylor Momsen has hinted she would pose naked for Playboy.
The Pretty Reckless singer - who shows off her nude butt on the front cover of the band's new album 'Going To Hell', which is available now - insists she would be happy to listen to offers from Hugh Hefner's famous magazine but insists the shoot would have to have a "purpose" to it.
She told BANG Showbiz: "It's not something I'm pursuing. It would have to depend on a lot of factors [but] I don't rule anything out until it hits me in the face.
"It would depend on the shoot and if there was a purpose for it. I've done FHM and Maxim...

Weird Celebrity News: Shia LaBeouf's Paper Bag Stunt, Farrah Abraham's Virginity Wish

February 15th, 2014 6:00pm EST
Weird Celebrity News: Shia LaBeouf's Paper Bag Stunt, Farrah Abr
Weird and unusual things sometimes happen in the lives of celebrities. Here's a roundup of this week's strangest stories...

During the Berlin International Film Festival, Shia LaBeouf walked the red carpet with a paper bag over his head declaring, "I Am Not Famous Anymore."

On Tuesday, he began performing #IAmSorry at 7354 Beverly Boulevard in California. During the installation he looks at visitors in silence and sometimes cries uncontrollably, according to blog LAist.com.

Jerry O'Connell decided to mock LaBeouf's performance with his own installation titled #IAmSorryToo.

On Wednesday...

Taylor Momsen 'Really Likes' Being Choked

February 10th, 2014 3:30pm EST
Taylor Momsen 'Really Likes' Being Choked
Singer Taylor Momsen has Marilyn Manson to thank for her new obsession with being choked. You read that right, the former "Gossip Girl" star has a thing for people clamping their hands around her neck.

During the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in 2012, Manson choked The Pretty Reckless singer, and she can't get enough of being "choked out."

Momsen, 20, recently told Revolver magazine, "It was f---ing awesome. He f---ing choked me out onstage... really f---ing hard.

"The people there were like, 'You need a doctor. Are you fine?' 'Dude, I just got choked by Marilyn Manson - I'm f---ing f...

Taylor Momsen doesn't use sexuality to shock

February 10th, 2014 10:20am EST
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Taylor Momsen insists she doesn't use her sexuality to shock.
The 20-year-old singer posed naked for the front cover of her band The Pretty Reckless' upcoming album 'Going To Hell' record, causing a storm on social media when she posted the artwork.
On the LP sleeve Taylor is seen showing off her back which has a giant cross emblazoned on it with an arrow pointing to her bare bottom, but she is adamant the risqué pose is artistically motivated.
Speaking to the Metro newspaper, she said: "Everyone was like, 'Woah, she's naked.' But everything I do has an artistic purpose behind it, from cl...

Taylor Momsen shows have become mosh pits of sex and stripping

February 6th, 2014 3:10am EST
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Gossip Girl star-turned-goth rocker Taylor Momsen is rarely surprised by fan antics at her shows after watching a couple make love right in front of her.

The former child star, who once confronted Jim Carrey's The Grinch in How The Grinch Stole Christmas, isn't that innocent any more thanks to the crazy behaviour of her devotees at The Pretty Reckless concerts.

Momsen reveals women strip off onstage and lesbian fans attempt to get a little too intimate with her mid-song, but the craziest thing that she has ever witnessed was a sexed-up couple making out in the front row.

She tells Revolv...

Taylor Momsen Spooked Out By Jeffrey Dahmer Hotel Bathroom

February 5th, 2014 4:30pm EST
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The Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen and her bandmates were tickled pink to discover the bathroom of their hotel suite during a recent stay in Milwaukee was haunted.

Momsen claims she bribed the manager to let the group stay in the room where notoirous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer murdered his last victim and they were impressed when the suite turned out to be just as spooky as they'd hoped it would be.

The Gossip Girl actress-turned-rocker tells Revolver magazine, "As I was showering, some weird s**t happened. The shower shut off and the bathtub started to fill up with water, then t...

Jenna Haze adds raunchy tone to Pretty Reckless record

February 5th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Jenna Haze
Taylor Momsen recorded Jenna Haze having an orgasm for her album 'Going To Hell'.
The ex-porn star can be heard reaching a climax throughout the introduction to the song 'Follow Me Down', after she was called on by the former 'Gossip Girl' actress to provide a sexy addition to a record by her band The Pretty Reckless.
Taylor, 20, told Revolver magazine, "I don't want to give her personal life away away but... she super helped me out. She's one of my very close friends."
While Taylor admits that Jenna's moans sound convincing, she warned male fans that the adult entertainment star had faked...

Taylor Momsen records best pal's orgasm for new album track

February 5th, 2014 3:10am EST
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Former porn star Jenna Haze agreed to fake an orgasm for a track on her friend Taylor Momsen's new album Going To Hell.

The retired adult actress can be heard reaching a climax at the beginning of The Pretty Reckless' new song Follow Me Down, and singer Momsen admits she recorded the magical moment on her iPhone.

She tells Revolver magazine, "I don't want to give her personal life away away but... she super helped me out. She's one of my very close friends.

"It's a performance... (that's) one of a kind, so don't go looking for that on the Internet."

Taylor Momsen Defends Nude Album Cover: 'I Was Trying To Make A Classic Photo'

January 30th, 2014 11:32am EST
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Taylor Momsen has defended her bold decision to pose naked for the cover of her latest album, insisting she was trying to emulate artwork by Eric Clapton.

The 20 year-old singer ignited a storm of controversy earlier this month when she unveiled the racy bum-baring photograph which will feature on the cover of Going to Hell, the latest album by her band The Pretty Reckless.

Nonetheless, Momsen is adamant she did not intend to grab headlines by stripping off, as she just wanted to create an iconic cover shot like the semi-nude picture featured on Clapton's classic 1975 live album E. C. W...

Taylor Momsen too ill for touring festival

January 28th, 2014 3:20am EST
Taylor Momsen too ill for touring festival
Actress and rocker Taylor Momsen's band The Pretty Reckless have been forced to scrap a U.S. festival tour to allow the singer time to recover from laryngitis.

The band was the star attraction on the 2014 SnoCore Tour, which was set to begin with a date in Nebraska on Wednesday (29Jan14). As a result of Momsen's illness, the 19-concert trek has been axed.

A spokesperson for the band says, "Due to acute laryngitis and walking pneumonia, Taylor Momsen has been placed on vocal rest for the time being.

"The band regrets this inconvenience to all the fans who bought tickets, which will be ref...

Taylor Momsen Bares All For Latest Pretty Reckless Album

January 23rd, 2014 1:13pm EST
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Former Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen has posed naked on the cover of The Pretty Reckless' latest album.

Momsen has unveiled the artwork for her band's 'Going To Hell' record, which shows her from behind with a giant cross emblazoned on her back, with an arrow pointing to her bare bottom.

The notorious blonde captioned the image: "Pre-order #GoingtoHell now at goingtohell.me coming out MARCH 18th 2014! Here's the cover."

The Pretty Reckless have already previewed four songs from the album, including title track Going To Hell.

In the accompanying video, Taylor dressed as biblical figu...

The Hottest Female Celebrities Under 21

November 19th, 2013 3:03pm EST
Miley Cyrus
Who says youth is wasted on the young? We took a look at the hottest women (in terms of beauty and career) and found 14 with a successfulcareer before they could even drink in the United States.

Miley Cyrus, 20

(She turns 21 this weekend, cut us some slack)

Already Under Her Belt: Hannah Montana, Bolt, The Last Song, four top 10 Billboard albums (including three #1 rankings), two platinum records.

Coming Up: She's already working on a follow-up to Bangerz and will be touring in 2014. She'll probably make a few headlines along the way, too.

Taylor Momsen, 20

Already Under Her Belt:...

Pretty Reckless Singer Taylor Momsen Sizzles In The November Maxim

October 10th, 2013 11:07pm EDT
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Taylor Momsen, former Gossip Girl star and lead singer for The Pretty Reckless, has done a sultry new photoshoot for the November issue of Maxim magazine.

The 20-year-old smolders gives a peek of the sexy black lace lingerie under her jeans and sweater while wearing her usual 'raccoon eyes' style of makeup.

She takes things to the raunchy level by writing "Going To Hell" (the name of her band's forthcoming sophomore album) on a mirror in lipstick and then sitting pantsless on a toilet while flipping the bird.

For someone the same age as Miley Cyrus, she sure does sexy a hell of a lot bet...

Taylor Momsen says parents call cops on her

October 9th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
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Taylor Momsen says some parents have called the police during her concerts to complain about her on stage antics.
The Pretty Reckless singer claims some mothers and fathers who have accompanied their kids to a concert have been so shocked by what is going on they've felt the need to contact the authorities, something that Taylor is totally bemused by.
Speaking to the new US issue of Maxim magazine, she said: "We've literally had parents call the cops during our shows reporting that it's inappropriate for their child."
Taylor, 20, has been completely focused on her music for the past three y...

Taylor Momsen Shows Off Her Long Legs, Signature Raccoon Eyes On Set Of Music Video

April 10th, 2013 2:09pm EDT
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Remember Taylor Momsen? The former "Gossip Girl" star who dropped out of the CW teen hit to pursue her music career with band The Pretty Reckless? Well, she popped up in New York City on Tuesday while filming a music video with Japanese pop star Tomomi Itano.

The actress/singer showed off her long, lean legs in barely there shorts and tiny black skirts. She had a couple of costume changes and at one point donned a pair of chunky knee-high, lace-up boots.

As usual, Momsen, 19, sported her signature raccoon eye make-up and pout.

The star has been off the radar for a while. In the fall she ...

Taylor Momsen's Studio And Equipment Wrecked In Hurricane

November 1st, 2012 11:19pm EDT
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Singer/actress Taylor Momsen and her band The Pretty Reckless have lost all of their recording equipment after their New York studio was wrecked by superstorm Sandy.

The former Gossip Girl star took to her Twitter.com page on Thursday to curse the loss of her group's guitars and technical equipment after the former hurricane battered the East Coast earlier this week, but she accepts her misfortune pales in comparison to that of the thousands of residents left homeless or without power.

She writes, "Our studio, all its gear, all our guitars, destroyed... f**kyouhurricanesandy... At least w...

A Clothed Taylor Momsen Returns To 'Gossip Girl' Set Following Release Of Naked Video

October 17th, 2012 1:16pm EDT
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We spotted Taylor Momsen showing off her legs in an embroidered gold dress on the set of "Gossip Girl" on Tuesday. Taylor looked quite skinny in her platform Louboutin pumps and signature blonde-white hair.

The singer/actress, who plays Jenny Humphrey on The CW drama, hasn't appeared on the show since season four. She left to pursue her music career with her band Pretty Reckless. The show, also starring Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, will end its run after season six this year.

Earlier this week the 19-year-old released a spoken word video where she recites lines from her band's song...

Pretty Reckless Singer Taylor Momsen Goes Nude In New Spoken Word Video

October 16th, 2012 5:49pm EDT
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Taylor Momsen has never shied away from doing anything shocking, that's why it comes as no surprise that The Pretty Reckless singer has gone nude -- save for her trademark black eyeliner -- for a new video for Amp Rock TV's "The Words" series and recites lines from her band's song "Under the Water."

The former Gossip Girl star stands alone in the black-and-white clip while the camera shows random closeups of her body, finally revealing that she's standing naked with her girlie parts blurred out.

"Lay my head under the water, lay my head under the sea," she reads in the video. "Excuse m...

'Supernatural' 7.18 Recap: Raise Your Glass

March 31st, 2012 8:31am EDT
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Leave it to “Supernatural” to wallop fans with Sam bravely facing his own demise only for poor dead Castiel to fly in for a last minute save and then to return with a lighthearted, filler episode that played as both a love letter to binge-drinking and a PSA for drinking and driving, and then stomp on our hearts with a one-two punch of--SPOILER ALERT-- Bobby Singer’s singers return. That’s enough to drive this liquor-averse blogger to drink in celebration and because of all the feelings. Where’s a raspberry mojito when you need one or 14? I love this show so much.

This episode starts ...

Taylor Momsen Is 'Done, Done, Done' With Acting

March 15th, 2012 9:13am EDT
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Former "Gossip Girl" star Taylor Momsen has no plans to return to acting as she prepares for a tour with shock rocker Marilyn Manson.

The former child star, who played cute Cindy Lou Who in "The Grinch," fronts rock band The Pretty Reckless, and she insists that's her priority these days after walking away from a lucrative TV acting gig.

And she's determined to stay away from the big and small screens.

Asked if she'd ever consider a return, Momsen tells HollyScoop.com, "F**k no! Never! I am done, done, done... It's good to finally be able to focus on music and not have to work on 10 jobs...

The Pretty Reckless Unveil New Video For 'You'

February 25th, 2012 4:45pm EST
The Pretty Reckless just unveiled a brand new video for "You," the closing track from their acclaimed debut album, Light Me Up (iTunes). The video, by Grammy-winning director Meiert Avis, finds lead singer Taylor Momsen packing her things after a break-up and stumbling upon happier memories of her relationship.

Taylor and co. recently announced a headlining tour across North America through March and April, and just revealed ten of eighteen total spots opening up for Marilyn Manson (confirmed dates below). For the latest updates and ticket info for both tours, visit the band’s official sit...

Stacy Keibler Looks Red Hot In Hollywood's Latest Fashion Trend

February 16th, 2012 12:00pm EST
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It's all about lace on the red carpet this month. Sports Illustrated swimsuit models Bar Refaeli and Jessica Gomes recently wore blue lace gowns to promote their sexy magazine, and Emma Watson looked adorable in a red cocktail dress last weekend.

Now George Clooney's squeeze Stacy Keibler has joined the lace fashion bandwagon. During Mercedes-Benz fashion week in New York yesterday she stood out in a sexy form fitted gown. We just wish she chose a pair of more delicate shoes.

Goth rocker Taylor Momsen also wore a lace dress at the same event.

Check out more photos of lace goodiness on th...

Top 10 Celebrity Hot Messes Of 2011

December 22nd, 2011 3:00pm EST
Many celebs go through that tough period where they are transitioning from struggling actor-wannabe-starlet to celebrity A, B, C or D status. Some celebrities don't make it to the top and instead come barreling down. And others fall all the way from the tip-top and hit rock bottom. Find out which celebs' statuses seriously fizzled in 2011.

Paz de la Huerta

Though Paz de la Huerta plays the saucy and feisty Lucy Danziger in HBO's Boardwalk Empire, she really does have that kind of zest in her. Known for many of her frowned-upon red carpet choices, she's also known for her flying fists. D...

Amy Lee Tops Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock Poll

October 11th, 2011 8:15am EDT
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Evanescence star Amy Lee has topped a new magazine poll which lists the 25 Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock.

Lee beat out competition form Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, Picture Me Broken star Brooklyn and Taylor Momsen to claim the top spot in the Revolver magazine countdown.

However, she is not convinced she would lead the pack if it wasn't for the make-up and costumes she wears.

Lee says, "Nobody would think I was the hottest chick in metal if I didn't put a whole bunch of make-up on and have a team working on me all morning."

Also making the top 10: In This Moment's Maria Brink, Lacuna Coil'...

Taylor Momsen: 'I've Quit Acting'

August 16th, 2011 2:26pm EDT
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Former Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen has "quit acting" for good to focus on her music career.

The 18 year old took an extended hiatus from the hit TV series last year to tour with her rock band The Pretty Reckless, but she was expected to return as a guest star on future episodes.

However, Momsen has ruled out rejoining the cast of Gossip Girl, insisting she's turned her back on Hollywood for good.

She tells Elle.com, "I quit acting, actually. I quit Gossip Girl and now tour and am in a band (sic). That's pretty much all I want to do. Hopefully, I'll be able to only do that for the r...

How Stars like LeAnn Rimes, John Legend, & Taylor Momsen Got Pampered Lollapalooza Style

August 9th, 2011 3:43pm EDT
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With Chicago experiencing a mix of heat and rain for Lollapalooza weekend, the Miami “Express Yourself” Oasis and the EXPRESS ROCKS! SUITE transformed into the ultimate relaxation destinations for talent, media, and festival VIP's alike. Hundreds of guests flooded the 2nd and 4th floors of the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago to eat, drink, and mingle like rock stars, all while receiving exclusive swag and up close musical performances from BMI.

So, how did today's biggest celebrities get pampered? Starpulse has the Lolla scoop just for you!

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian escaped the Lolla crazin...

Lollapalooza 2011 Party Picks

August 3rd, 2011 9:58am EDT
Black Cards
Lollapalooza is taking over Chicago August 5th-7th and a concert ticket isn't the only hot commodity, it's getting on the VIP party guest list. From Taylor Momsen to Topshop, Starpulse has put together your go to guide for the best events to snag an invite to this weekend.

Topshop Topman Exclusive After Party

Clothing megastore Topshop opens this Fall in the Windy City but the store is already making a splash. The brand is holding their invitation only party at Bar Deville on Friday August 5th with special musical guests Tinie Tempah, DJ Kid Color, and DJ Moneypenny.

The Hard Rock Ho...

Taylor Momsen's Band To Tour With Evanescence

July 27th, 2011 9:50am EDT
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Taylor Momsen's 18th birthday was extra special - the teen star's band The Pretty Reckless announced plans to tour with her idols Evanescence.

The singer/actress reached the milestone on Tuesday and she celebrated her day by revealing a big secret to her fans.

In a series of posts on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "Lots of bday announcements...#1. One of my first concerts, now we're touring with Evanescence... Presale July 28th! #2 We'll be playing in Korea, Japan, China and Australia before Evanescence..."

"starting with Lollapalooza in Chicago Aug 6th. #3...in the studio working o...

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