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On the next all new Gossip Girl, Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) returns.  However, it’s a short-lived return as she is only back for 1 episode.  That said, expect her to make a big return in the second half of the season.  Taylor Momsen will be back full time to stir up trouble in the back half of the season. 

Taylor Momsen as Jenny "Little J" Humphrey

So, what trouble do you think Little J will cause this time around??

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So, you knew it was coming…of course I’m going to give you the scoop on what’s ahead on my FAVORITE TV Show, Gossip Girl.  I’m so excited to see what happens this season, and it really sounds like they’re pulling out all the stops this year.  So, let’s take a look at what our favorite Upper Eastsiders are going to be up to.  Thank you Gossip Girl Insiders for this info!!!

Let’s start off with some casting news.  As I told you in previous posts, Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina) will be appearing this season.  However, since the actress is starring on the new NBC series, “Mercy”, her time at GG will be limited.  But she will be popping up throughout the season.  Will Georgina and Blair (Leighton Meester) be roomies???

Blair (Leighton Meester) and Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg)

Blair (Leighton Meester) and Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg)

Yes, it’s true, Hilary Duff has been cast on Gossip Girl as an actress from vampire films who has decided to go to college in NYC.  Hilary will be playing Olivia Burke and will be roomies with Vanessa (Jessica Szohr).  Look for Olivia to strike up a relationship with Dan (Penn Badgley).

Hilary Duff as Olivia Burke

Hilary Duff as Olivia Burke

Joanna Garcia who starred on “Privileged” last season was jobless when “Privileged” didn’t get picked up for a second season.  However, she landed a new role on Gossip Girl as Bree Buckley.  Bree is a socialite from down south who will be dating Nate (Chace Crawford).  Apparently they are going to have a Romeo and Juliet type romance as her family and his family are not very friendly.

Joanna Garcia as Bree Buckley

Joanna Garcia as Bree Buckley

Gina Torres has been cast in the recurring role of Vanessa’s mother, Gabriela Abrams.  Look for her to add a different parental touch to the show.

Gina Torres as Gabriela Abrams

Gina Torres as Gabriela Abrams

Now some scoop on the returning cast!

Looks like Chuck (Ed Westwick) will be kissing a boy this season.  Fans of the Gossip Girl book series know that Chuck was written as being questionably gay.  Well, on the TV show he’s obviously not, but the show is paying homage to his book character’s storyline by having him make out with a guy (Neal Bledsoe) as a part of a scheme that he and Blair cook up.  By the way, Chuck and Blair will most definitely be a couple this season.  YAY!!!

Neal Bledsoe and Chuck (Ed Westwick)

Neal Bledsoe and Chuck (Ed Westwick)

Leighton Meester as Blair and Ed Westwick as Chuck

Leighton Meester as Blair and Ed Westwick as Chuck

Carter Baizen (Sebastian Stan) will be seen on GG a lot this season.  Will Carter be dating Serena (Blake Lively)?  Look at the picture below, sure looks like it!

Sebastian Stan as Carter and Blake Lively as Serena

Sebastian Stan as Carter and Blake Lively as Serena

Jenny (Taylor Momsen) is the new Queen B at school.  Look for her to be heavily involved in story with the new popular clique at Constance.

Taylor Momsen as Jenny

Taylor Momsen as Jenny

Lily’s (Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus’ (Matthew Settle) love child, Scott (Chris Riggi), will be around this season.  Looks like Scott and Vanessa will strike up a relationship, and it looks like he’ll be meeting his parents (based on the photo below).

Kelly Rutherford as Lily, Chris Riggi as Scott, and Matthew Settle as Rufus

Kelly Rutherford as Lily, Chris Riggi as Scott, and Matthew Settle as Rufus

Scott (Chris Riggi) and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr)

Scott (Chris Riggi) and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr)

Kristen Bell will return this season as the voice of Gossip Girl.  I’m glad to hear this since her voice is now synonomous with the show.

Kristen Bell as Gossip Girl

Kristen Bell as Gossip Girl

Eric (Connor Paolo) will also be back this season.  No word on how often or what his storyline will be yet.

Connor Paolo as Eric and Taylor Momsen as Jenny

Connor Paolo as Eric and Taylor Momsen as Jenny

Look for Dan (Penn Badgley) to be buff this season.  Penn must have spent the summer in the gym, and he looks great.  He’s still dating Blake Lively in real life too!  🙂

Penn Badgley as Dan and Blake Lively as Serena

Penn Badgley as Dan and Blake Lively as Serena

And finally, here is a cast photo for season 3 of GG.  Enjoy!!!

Gossip Girl Season 3 Cast Photo

Gossip Girl Season 3 Cast Photo

PS: The new season of GG begins on Monday, September 14th, at 9pm.

Another Gossip Girl Cast Photo

Another Gossip Girl Cast Photo

Well, I just found this on gossipgirlinsider.com and had to post it here.  I’m so excited for the next season of Gossip Girl…especially knowing that Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg) will be around for the first 3 episodes.  Hope you enjoy!!!

Jessica Szohr (Vanessa), Chace Crawford (Nate), Leighton Meester (Blair), Ed Westwick (Chuck), Blake Lively (Serena), Penn Badgley (Dan), and Taylor Momsen (Jenny)

Jessica Szohr (Vanessa), Chace Crawford (Nate), Leighton Meester (Blair), Ed Westwick (Chuck), Blake Lively (Serena), Penn Badgley (Dan), and Taylor Momsen (Jenny)

It has been confirmed that the new “Melrose Place” will air right after “90210” on Tuesday nights here in the states.  WOO HOO!!!!!  I’m really excited that we’ll have them on back to back.  It’s also been hinted that there may be a few crossovers between the two shows, which also makes me VERY excited!  The CW’s website has added a “Melrose Place” section that includes the new commercial for the series as well as this cast photo:

The New Melrose Cast

The New Melrose Cast

Also, Shaun Sipos (who originally was supposed to be the son of Jake Hanson (Grant Show), is now going to be playing David Breck (the son of Michael Mancini).  I wonder who David’s mother will be?  Could it be Jane (Josie Bissett)?  Kimberly (Marcia Cross)?  Meghan (Kelly Rutherford)?  Sydney (Laura Leighton)?  My guess is this.  I bet that David turns out to be Michael and Sydney’s son.  I’m thinking that this will explain Syd’s apparent death during her and Craig’s (David Charvet) wedding.  I could totally see this happening:  Sydney is so excited about her wedding to Craig and so in love with him.  All of a sudden, she decides to take a pregnancy test and finds out that she’s pregnant.  She looks at the timeline for how far along she is and realizes that she got pregnant from Michael (Thomas Calabro) and not Craig.  So, she doesn’t want to hurt Craig because she loves him so much and he’s so good to her.  Instead, she fakes her death and runs away to have her baby elsewhere.  Totally sounds like a Melrose Place plot.  I wonder if I’ll be right? 

David Breck (Shaun Sipos): Could this be Michael and Sydney's son???

David Breck (Shaun Sipos): Could this be Michael and Sydney's son???

Also, The CW has released it’s Fall 2009 schedule.  Some interesting things to discuss.  Here’s the schedule:

THE CW FALL 2009 SCHEDULE

MONDAY
8-9 p.m.: Gossip Girl
9-10 p.m.: One Tree Hill

TUESDAY
8-9 p.m.: 90210
9-10 p.m.: Melrose Place

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model
9-10 p.m.: The Beautiful Life

THURSDAY
8-9 p.m.: Vampire Diaries
9-10 p.m.: Supernatural

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m.: Smallville
9-10 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model repeat

Sure to tick off many fans of Smallville, the show has been bumped to Friday nights.  We all know that any show bumped to Friday nights is dead.  Friday nights are just not a good night for TV.  So, I’m thinking that this could be the final season of Smallville, unless the fans unite and figure out a way to save it. 

The cast of Smallville

The cast of Smallville

“Gossip Girl” and “One Tree Hill” have worked well together, so that’s a no brainer.  “90210” and “Melrose” have always been destined to be back to back (the way they started off in the 90’s on Wednesdays).  Ashton Kutcher’s “The Beautiful Life” makes sense with “America’s Next Top Model” since they are both shows about models.  “The Vampire Diaries” needed a home, and even though “Smallville” and “Supernatural” worked well together, it also makes sense to put “The Vampire Diaries” and “Supernatural” together.  The CW is going to own TV this fall with such talked about new shows and proven hits returning.  Also, note that “Privileged” has DEFINITELY been cancelled.  😦  Too bad, I really liked that show.  And also, “Valley Girls” (the Gossip Girl spinoff), as I previously told you, has been bumped to a possible mid-season replacement show.  What do you all think of this new lineup and the Melrose scoop??

OK gang.  I’ve found images of the most recent seasons of our fave shows DVD box sets.  Also, several of the shows already have release dates.  Enjoy!

90210 Season 1 DVD - Release Date: August 11, 20009

90210 Season 1 DVD - Release Date: August 11, 20009

Desperate Housewives Season 5 DVD, Release Date: September 1, 2009

Desperate Housewives Season 5 DVD, Release Date: September 1, 2009

 

Gossip Girl Season 2 DVD

Gossip Girl Season 2 DVD - Release Date: August 18, 2009

The City Season 1 DVD

The City Season 1 DVD

The Office Season 5 DVD

The Office Season 5 DVD - September 8, 2009

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At the recent CW Upfront Party, Penn Badgley and Blake Lively of Gossip Girl met up with new Melrose Place star, Michael Rady and his date.  Speaking of Melrose Place, I just saw the first promo for the new show last night on TV and it looked AWESOME!!!!  Lots of clips of the new cast and the new complex, with the commercial theme music being Britney Spears’ “Circus”.  Also, Sydney (Laura Leighton) got a lot of air time during the commercial.  I’m so excited for this new Melrose Place (which by the way, according to the commercial, will actually be called Melrose Place).  I’ll be digging up as much info as I can on the show until it’s debut!

Penn Badgley, Michael Rady's date, Michael Rady, and Blake Lively

Penn Badgley, Michael Rady's date, Michael Rady, and Blake Lively

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Well, I’ve been meaning to recap the season finale of Gossip Girl all week, but just haven’t had the chance.  So, here it is. 🙂

First off, I want EVERY single prime time soap to take note: Watch the season finale of Gossip Girl…That is how you write a season finale!  It was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

OK, so, the Upper East Side kids are all preparing for their high school graduation.  While preparing together, Blair (Leighton Meester) and Serena (Blake Lively) have a conversation where S tells B that Chuck (Ed Westwick) told S that he loves B.  B then asks S is she has told Chuck that she and Nate (Chace Crawford) have broken up yet.  Serena tells Blair that she has not.

Blair and Serena

Blair and Serena

Meanwhile, Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) sees Nate outside of graduation and they catch up.  Nate apologizes to Vanessa for how he handled things and the events that lead up to their breakup.  She accepts the apology.  Nate then invites Vanessa and Dan (Penn Badgley) to his graduation party.

Nate and Vanessa outside of graduation

Nate and Vanessa outside of graduation

Jenny (Taylor Momsen) and Eric (Connor Paolo) have a conversation about how happy they are that the mean girls are graduating and they wont have to deal with them anymore.  As they converse, the mean girls show up and ask Jenny if she’s going to put her name in the running to become Queen B next year.  Jenny tells them no, but then they introduce Jenny to Emma Boardman (Stella Maeve).  Emma is in the running to become Queen B next year.  Emma has also played with the mean girls before, when Blair was forced to babysit Emma and Emma got in all sorts of trouble.  Upon seeing Emma, Jenny decides that she really doesn’t have a choice but to run for the title herself.  The catch…the girl who comes up with the biggest scoop of gossip by midnight at Nate’s graduation party, gets to become the new queen of Constance Billard.

Eric and Jenny

Eric and Jenny

At graduation, Eleanor (Margaret Colin) and Cyrus (Wallace Shawn) sit behind Rufus (Matthew Settle), Lily (Kelly Rutherford), Jenny, and Eric.  Rufus is already uncomfortable that he and Lily are sitting next to eachother, but then Eleanor and Cyrus make it even more uncomfortable by telling Rufus and Lily what a great couple they make.

Cyrus and Eleanor

Cyrus and Eleanor

The graduates all file in and take their seats.  As the graduation ceremony begins, all the graduates receive a blast from Gossip Girl (voiced by Kristen Bell) on their cell phones.  The blast says: 

“Not so fast. You’re not graduating until I give you my diplomas. Mine are labels, and labels stick. Nate Archibald: Class whore. Dan Humphrey: The ultimate insider. Chuck Bass: Coward. Blair Waldorf: Weakling. And as for Serena van der Woodsen, after today, you are officially irrelevant. Congratulations, everyone. You deserve it.”

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Afterwards, at brunch, Serena vows to take down Gossip Girl once and for all.  She begins trying to figure out how to do so with the help of Blair, Nate, and Chuck.  Meanwhile, Rufus apologizes to Lily and they make up.  Also, Nate talks to his grandfather and tells his grandfather about his affair with the older married woman last summer.  His grandfather is surprised, but promises to protect Nate should the information leak out.  Nate then turns around and tells Chuck that he and Blair broke up.  Serena then asks Dan and Vanessa for help in taking down Gossip Girl.  Dan and Vanessa both turn her down.  So, Serena, Blair, Nate, and Chuck start plotting.  After naming some people who couldn’t be Gossip Girl, Serena decides to send Gossip Girl a text to see whose cell phone in the room starts ringing.  This could determine who Gossip Girl really is.  Serena sends the text…and Jonathan’s (Matt Doyle) phone rings.  Jonathan is Serena’s brother’s, Eric’s, boyfriend.

Jonathan tells the gang that he had broken into Gossip Girl’s account so that he could see all the gossip she was receiving.  However, he is NOT Gossip Girl.  After showing the gang all of the emails that GG has received and hasn’t even used yet, they believe him.  Jenny takes this as an opportunity to find the gossip she needs to become Queen B.  As she looks through, she finds the one piece of gossip that will ensure her title for next year…Blair Waldorf slept with Jack Bass (Desmond Harrington) on New Year’s Eve.  Remember, Jack Bass is Chuck’s uncle AND enemy.
Blair and Jack

Blair and Jack

That night, Lily heads over to Rufus’ place with some beer and a stash of pot that she found in Chuck’s bedroom.  Lily and Rufus proceed to get drunk and high, and he proposes to her.  She accepts!!!  YAY!!!!

Lily and Rufus

Lily and Rufus

Blair and Eleanor have a heart to heart where Blair tells Eleanor that Chuck has not said “I love you” to her yet.  Eleanor tells her daughter not to let Chuck get away with it.

Eleanor and Blair

Eleanor and Blair

At Nate’s party, a drunk Nelly Yuki (Yin Chang) runs up to Dan to tell him something she always wanted to tell him.  However, Serena shows up and Nelly runs off.  Aww, Nelly has a crush on Dan!!!

Nelly Yuki

Nelly Yuki

Jenny approaches Blair to tell B that GG knows the scoop about B and Jack.  She wants to let B know that she’s going to use this gossip to become the new queen next year.  Blair tells Little J that she doesn’t have what it takes to be queen and to shut up.  Little J runs over to the mean girls and tells them that her gossip is too good to wait until midnight and she wants to tell them now.

Blair and Jenny: The Showdown

Blair and Jenny: The Showdown

Blair takes Chuck into a bedroom and begins to undress.  The two start to make out passionately, and then comes a new blast from Gossip Girl…

“Serena just couldn’t leave well enough alone. Since she had to find out the truth about me, I’m going to tell you the truth about everyone. Every gossip bomb I’ve got is about to drop, and if you’ve got a problem with that, take it up with her. Ever wonder why Miss Carr (Laura Breckenridge) left town? It’s because Dan Humphrey had sex with her during the school play…”

GG keeps going, spilling about Jenny’s PG-13 photo shoot (Nate was there), Dan going to jail, Blair and Jack Bass, and Chuck and Vanessa.

Gossip Girl blasts Serena

Gossip Girl blasts Serena

Now the fun begins, as all the kids begin fighting with one another.  Jenny didn’t know Dan was in jail, Dan didn’t know that Jenny posed for some naughty photos in front of Nate, Blair didn’t know Chuck slept with Vanessa, and Chuck didn’t know that Blair slept with Jack. 

The mean girls want to know what gossip Jenny had…however, GG scooped Jenny, and now Jenny has NOTHING.  Chuck takes off after a heated confrontation with Blair, Blair blames Serena for the entire mess, Dan defends Serena and Blair attacks him saying he truly is one of them and that GG was right in calling him the “Ultimate Insider”.   In the bathroom, Blair confronts Jenny and tells Little J that once again Chuck didn’t say “I love you”.  She tells Little J to use this gossip as her leverage to become queen, however, Little J says she just can’t use it.  Blair then tells Jenny that Little J is her queen.  It’s a really sweet moment.

Blast from the past: Vanessa and Chuck

Blast from the past: Vanessa and Chuck

Serena is pissed.  So, she sends a text to Gossip Girl telling GG to meet her at a bar.  Serena is going to find out who this b!tch is!  Nate goes with Serena to the bar and they chit chat.  They wait for over an hour, and then Dan walks in.  Nate wonders if Dan is Gossip Girl, but he says he received a text to meet Serena at the bar…he’s not actually GG.  Blair files in next, then Jenny and Eric, and a whole slew of other kids.  Once all together, they receive a new text from Gossip Girl saying:

“You wanted to meet Gossip Girl? Well, look around. I’m nothing without you. And while most high school friendships fade, it’s my hope that what happened today will bond you forever. Now that all my secrets are out, you have a clean slate. Until college. Congratulations, I’m coming with you.”

Fast forward one week:

Rufus presents Lily with a real engagement ring.  Blair and Serena have made up and Serena is packing to go to Europe for the summer.  Nate walks into a coffee shop where Vanessa and Dan are, and asks Vanessa if she’d still be interested in having him join her on the backpacking trip this summer.  After some hesitation, Vanessa agrees.  Dan strikes up a conversation with some kid and they learn that they’ll both be going to NYU in the fall.  The kids introduces himself as Scott (Chris Riggi).  As Dan, Nate, and Vanessa leaves, Scott shoots Dan a really diabolical look, but Dan doesn’t see it.  Later, Scott makes a phone call to his mother and says he’s in Portland and has met some cool people.  He then looks down at a newspaper article he has of Lily and Rufus.  Scott is their lovechild!!!!

Scott

Scott

Blair takes Jenny to the meeting of the mean girls and declares Jenny queen of Constance Billard.  The mean girls are really pissed, as they were about to crown Emma with that title.  However, once Blair tells them that Little J’s dad is about to marry Lily, making Little J the richest of all of them, they concede, and Jenny begins giving her rules for school next year.

Blair declares Jenny is the new queen!

Blair declares Jenny is the new queen!

Dan gets a call from Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg).  Georgina tells him that the money that Poppy (Tamara Feldman) and Gabrielle (Armie Hammer) stole is back in his account.  He wants to know how, but she doesn’t tell him.  Georgina tells him that she’ll see him next year, which leaves him confused.  They hang up, and we find that Georgina is enrolled at NYU and she is at the student center.  She requests a roommate…Blair Waldorf.  WOO HOO!!!!

Dan and Georgina

Dan and Georgina

Serena packs up the car to leave for Europe and is greeted by Carter Baizen (Sebastian Stan).  Carter has been causing trouble for the gang for 2 years now.  He tells her that he has the info she was seeking when she went to Santorini.  It’s info on her father and where he is!!!  Carter gets in the car with Serena and they head off.

Carter and Serena

Carter and Serena

Chuck finds Blair out on the street, gives her a bunch of gifts, and finally says the three words she’s been wanting to hear “I love you”.  The two have a VERY romantic moment kissing, giggling, and joking.  Fade to black. 

Blair and Chuck

Blair and Chuck

The End!

FANTASTIC episode and the fact that it tied up EVERY single story from all season long was AMAZING!  My hats off to the writers and I cannot WAIT for next season!