Gossip Girl is on hiatus until September, when it returns with its sixth and final season. Sob, it’s the end of an era! We’ll miss each and every one of Manhattan’s glitterati, but we can’t imagine life without Chuck (Ed Westwick) and his swaggerific suits. Need we remind you of the time he rocked a red onesie?
Chuck is a total fashionister, but his off-screen alter-ego, Ed Westwick, has a slightly more “rock and roll” vibe — especially when it comes to his body ink. “My favorite tattoo would have to be my American eagle feather on the back of my left arm,” he tells Grungy Gentleman. “To me, it sort of represents Native American culture and spirituality, as well as American freedom.”
Chuck might not approve of Ed’s freedom tats, but one thing they have in common? Shipping Chair! Ed seems pretty convinced that our favorite dream team will get back together during Gossip Girl’s final season. “I mean I’m sure they’re going to give it the fairy tale ending the series deserves,” he says. “Hopefully, Blair [Leighton Meester] and Chuck will end up together. I would like it to end that way. But as to how, I am not sure how I want to see it happen.”
So, what does Ed have up his distressed leather sleeves now that Gossip Girl is coming to a close? “I’m just going to go back to chilling and then preparing to get back to work,” he says. “Hopefully I’ll have some big, interesting things to announce really soon.”
Fingers crossed that he’s coming out with a cologne line. We need to smell like him!
With a new movie out, an album in the works and another season of Gossip Girl to wrap, Leighton Meester drops the Blair Waldorf persona we know and love to reveal someone even better: a wisecracking, food-loving sweetheart with a wee best friend and a glamorous solution for bedhead.
Leighton Meester has been to the top of the Empire state Building twice—once to the walled-in tourists-only Observation Deck, and once to the very, very top, where, she reports, there are these really low ledges, and you just stand there and take in the view while holding on to hooks.
“You mean: You, the sky and give or take 1,250 feet between your head and the pavement?” I ask.
“It’s unbelievable!” she insists.
Happily for me, today we’re only headed to the Observation Deck. It’s a clear, sunny afternoon, and we’re tooling around Manhattan visiting the sites of several famous only-in-New York movie scenes. Our itinerary might be a little gimmicky—Iconic New York Actress Pays Homage to Previous Iconic New York Actresses—but Meester doesn’t seem to mind and has come dressed for the job in a loose gray Isabel Marant sweatshirt, J Brand skinny jeans (“More like jeggings,” she jokes), dark hair tucked inside an Autumn Cashmere floppy knit hat (“My hair is a rat’s nest when I wake up—but I slip this thing on and people think it’s a fashion statement!”), black flats (“In case we end up walking a lot”). Picture her Gossip Girl alter ego Blair Waldorf kidnapped from the Upper East Side, deported to the East Village and forced to shop at Urban Outfitters.
Which, as it happens, is a step up from Meester’s pre-Waldorf self. “My friend says that before the show I dressed like a homeless person,” she says. “I used to buy everything at garage sales. It was hard to give up! I’d be like, ‘But this crazy sweater is amazing, and it only cost 25 cents!’ ” Waldorf’s influence hasn’t turned her into a fashionista by any stretch—off-hours, Meester is the low-key, comfort-first type who does most of her shopping online or when traveling, and she only uses a stylist for red-carpet events. “I’ve learned from Blair, though. Now I like to pepper in something designer”—she tugs at her Isabel Marant sweatshirt—“with my usual stuff.”
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively: Unofficially Engaged?
Apparently there has been a bit of a snafu in the eight month relationship between sweethearts Ryan Reynolds, 35, and Blake Lively, 24.
The pair has been seen everywhere lately. They’ve been spotted holding hands in New York just a few blocks away from their new Bedford country home, and in Canada having dinner with Reynolds’ family. Well, now it looks like there’s some trouble in paradise.
It’s obvious that Lively and Reynolds are getting serious, and sources tell Star that the couple are unofficially engaged. However, if Ryan’s mother Tammy has it her way, they could be heading for a split. According to a source, the Gossip Girl actress wound up storming away during a visit after a confrontation with Reynolds’ mother.
The same source has gone on to tell the magazine that “Tammy thinks Blake is pressuring Ryan to settle down before he’s ready.” The source continues, “He rushed into his first marriage with Scarlett Johansson.” Even though Tammy isn’t too happy with Blake, she is insisting that the couple settle in Ryan’s hometown of Vancouver, “She says when they have kids, Blake and Ryan should raise them in Canada because it’s safer,” says the source.
However, Blake who films her television show Gossip Girl in New York “refuses to even consider that, saying that she has to be in New York for work.”
As for Ryan not being ready to settle down, in May of 2011 Reynolds gave an interview to Details magazine and has this to say about dating, “It just seems so kind of alien to me at this point. I’ve been in relationships pretty much since high school. Some people look at that as a good thing. I think wiser people might see that as a house of cards.”
Do you think Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively will stand the test of time?
Leighton wordt het nieuwe gezicht van kledingmerk Penshoppe.
Leighton Meester, who is best known for her role as Blair Waldorf in television series “Gossip Girl,” is the newest endorser of local clothing brand Penshoppe.
This places Meester alongside other celebrities such as fellow “Gossip Girl” co-star Ed Westwick, Hollywood star Zac Efron and “The Vampire Diaries” actor Ian Somerhalder, who is in the country for a photo shoot.
“Team Penshoppe officially welcomes Leighton Meester to Penshoppe All Stars,” Penshoppe said on Twitter.
The clothing company added that Meester will arrive in Manila for a “big Penshoppe show,” but did not mention a specific date.
Westwick, who played the role of Chuck Bass in “Gossip Girl,” arrived in Manila in June last year for his Penshoppe endorsement.
Somerhalder, meanwhile, is set to meet fans at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City on Thursday, May 24.
Getting big American stars as endorsers has become a trend among local clothing companies.
Bench, Penshoppe’s rival brand, has tapped “American Idol” finalist David Archuleta, “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale, and “The Vampire Diaries” actor Michael Trevino as its endorsers.
Its newest recruit is Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, who arrived in Manila on Tuesday morning.
Hollywood actress Katie Holmes, meanwhile, is the face of Kamiseta, a local brand of ladies’ apparel.
De nominaties voor Teen Choice Awards zijn bekend. Klik hier om te stemmen, de winnaars zullen op 22 juli bekend worden.
Choice Movie: Comedy
“21 Jump Street”
“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting”
Choice TV Show: Drama
“Pretty Little Liars”
Choice TV Actor: Drama
Penn Badgley, “Gossip Girl”
David Boreanaz, “Bones”
Ian Harding, “Pretty Little Liars”
Kiefer Sutherland, “Touch”
Ed Westwick, “Gossip Girl
Choice TV Actress: Drama
Emily Deschanel, “Bones”
Sarah Michelle Gellar, “Ringer”
Lucy Hale, “Pretty Little Liars”
Leighton Meester, “Gossip Girl”
Emily VanCamp, “Revenge”
Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Male
Chace Crawford, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”
Chris Evans, “The Avengers”
Kevin Hart, “Think Like A Man”
Liam Hemsworth, “The Hunger Games”
Kellan Lutz, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″
Choice Summer Movie: Comedy/Music
“Katy Perry: Part of Me”
“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
“Rock of Ages”
“That’s My Boy”
Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
Scarlett Johansson, “The Avengers”
Leighton Meester, “That’s My Boy”
Kristen Stewart, “Snow White & The Huntsman”
Emma Stone, “The Amazing Spider-Man”
Charlize Theron, “Snow White & The Huntsman” and “Prometheus”
Choice TV Villain
Joseph Morgan, “The Vampire Diaries”
Lana Parrilla, “Once Upon a Time”
Janel Parrish, “Pretty Little Liars”
Krysten Ritter, “Don’t Trust the B— in Apt. 23″
Michelle Trachtenberg, “Gossip Girl”