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The 'Gossip Girl' Alternative Cast: Ashley Olsen And Rumer Willis Were Nearly Blair And Serena!


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While we can't imagine anyone other than Blake Lively and Leighton Meester playing the roles of Serena and Blair on ‘Gossip Girl’, casting director David Rapport has revealed that the two actress’ weren't the studio’s first choice. Instead Rumer Willis and Ashley Olsen were the studio's top picks to play the Upper East Side queens.

Rumer WillisRumer Willis was almost cast in ‘Gossip Girl’.

"I think the network initially pitched us Ashley Olsen and Rumer Willis for Blair and Serena,” Rapport told Buzzfeed. "I love Rumer, she’s grown into quite an amazing actress and person, but that, to me, was based on protecting the investment of a television show where creatively, these lesser-known girls really captured the essence of the show and carried it for six years.”

Continue reading: The 'Gossip Girl' Alternative Cast: Ashley Olsen And Rumer Willis Were Nearly Blair And Serena!

Leighton Meester & Adam Brody Welcome Their First Child Together


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Leighton Meester and Adam Brody have welcomed their first child together. The couple are yet to confirm the arrival of their child but a U.S. entertainment website has obtained the birth certificate.

Leighton MeesterLeighton Meester at the L.A. premiere of Life Partners in November 2014.

Read More: Leighton Meester Thinks Being A Feminist Is "Something All People Should Say About Themselves".

Continue reading: Leighton Meester & Adam Brody Welcome Their First Child Together

Colin Jost - 'Gossip Girl' star Penn Badgley performs with his band Mothxr at Surf Lodge at Surf Lodge - New York, United States - Sunday 16th August 2015

Gossip Girl, Colin Jost and Penn Badgley

'Gossip Girl' Star Kelly Rutherford Wins Temporary Sole Custody Of Her Two Children


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Gossip Girl’ actress Kelly Rutherford has been given temporary sole legal and physical custody of her two children, following her much publicised campaign to bring them back to the United States. A judge in California ruled that Kelly’s son Hermes, 8, and daughter Helena, 6, must be brought back to the United States from Monaco, where they have been living with father Daniel Giersch since 2012.

Kelly RutherfordKelly Rutherford has been given temporary custody of her two children.

People magazine reports that according to a court order filed on Friday, the children must return to Los Angeles and Kelly will keep their passports. A further hearing at the L.A. Superior Court where Giersch or his representative are required to be present, will be held on June 15.

Continue reading: 'Gossip Girl' Star Kelly Rutherford Wins Temporary Sole Custody Of Her Two Children

Leighton Meester Thinks Being A Feminsit Is "Something All People Should Say About Themselves"


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Unlike Kaley Cuoco's views on feminism, former 'Gossip Girl' actress Leighton Meester knows exactly where she stands on the subject, and even thinks everyone else should call themselves a feminist to stop it being "sensational news."

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Meester thinks everyone should call themselves a feminist

Meester, who wrote an op-ed article for the Huffington Post titled 'I'm Not a Tart: The Feminist Subtext of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men,' did not hesitate when she was recently asked whether or not she considers herself a feminist during an interview with radio station B-93.7's Broadway's Electric Barnyard.

Continue reading: Leighton Meester Thinks Being A Feminsit Is "Something All People Should Say About Themselves"

Katya Bychkova - 'Gossip Girl' star Kelly Rutherford celebrates her Social Life magazine cover with a party at Seasons of Southampton - Southampton, Long Island, United States - Sunday 11th August 2013

Gossip Girl, Katya Bychkova and Kelly Rutherford
Beth Ostrosky, Devorah Rose, Gossip Girl and Kelly Rutherford
Gossip Girl, Devorah Rose and Kelly Rutherford
Beth Ostrosky, Devorah Rose, Gossip Girl and Kelly Rutherford
Daniel Giersch, Gossip Girl and Kelly Rutherford
Gossip Girl, Cassandra Seidenfeld and Kelly Rutherford

Kristen Ruhlin "Gossip Girl" - OK! Magazine Pre-Grammy Party Hollywood California United States Thursday 7th February 2013

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Kristen Bell Will At Last Appear On Gossip Girl For The Series Finale


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After five years as narrator of the hit CW show, Kristen Bell will finally be appearing on Gossip Girl in person during the upcoming season finale.

Whilst it is known that the voice of the 'Gossip Girl' herself will be appearing on the show, it is as yet unknown as to whether Bell will actually be playing the show's namesake when she steps out from behind the microphone and in front of the camera. Just to keep us guessing, both Warner Bros. TV and The CW have remained mum on the whole situation, so you'll have to tune in to find out. With that said, we do know for sure that the anonymous gossiper will be revealed in the finale, 'New York, I Love You XOXOX.'

Earlier today the Forgetting Sarah Marshall actress, who recently announced that she and her boyfriend, Dax Shepard, are expecting their first child together, took to Twitter to tell her fans about her final voice-over session, saying, "The saddest day I've had in a while...Last day on #gossipgirl Ill miss you, you snarky bitch!"

Continue reading: Kristen Bell Will At Last Appear On Gossip Girl For The Series Finale

Video - Paparazzi Told To Move As They Try And Snap Leighton Meester And Chase Crawford Filming 'Gossip Girl'


Actors Leighton Meester and Chase Crawford make conversation during a break on the set of 'Gossip Girl' in New York City as they and the crew prepare to film a scene. The photographers who are trying to snap the actors in action are told off by one member of the crew for obstructing the filming equipment and preventing them from being able to film. Meester pleads, 'Please you guys, let's just get it going' as she waits for the paparazzi to move so they can continue filming but the photogs complain to the crew member that Meester doesn't want to be photographed which prevents them from doing their job.

Michelle Trachtenberg, Gossip Girl and Manhattan Monday 24th September 2012 Michelle Trachtenberg filming 'Gossip Girl' on location in Manhattan

Michelle Trachtenberg, Gossip Girl and Manhattan
Michelle Trachtenberg, Gossip Girl and Manhattan
Michelle Trachtenberg, Gossip Girl and Manhattan
Michelle Trachtenberg, Gossip Girl and Manhattan
Michelle Trachtenberg, Gossip Girl and Manhattan
Michelle Trachtenberg, Gossip Girl and Manhattan

Billy Baldwin, Gossip Girl and Kaylee DeFer Monday 10th September 2012 Billy Baldwin and Kaylee Defer kiss on the film set of Gossip Girl on Upper East Side

Billy Baldwin, Gossip Girl and Kaylee Defer
Billy Baldwin and Gossip Girl

Video - Leighton Meester And Penn Badgley Shoot Scenes For Gossip Girl In New York


Leighton Meester and Penn Badgley are snapped by photographers shooting a scene together on the set of TV drama 'Gossip Girl' in New York City.

It was recently reported that an Australian tourist accidentally featured as an extra in the TV show when she wandered into Manhattan's Waldorf Astoria hotel in the hope of catching a glimpse of some of the cast. She ended up walking into a room where all the actors were preparing to film and ended up getting mistaken for an extra and getting her hair and make-up done by on-set stylists before filming for six hours

Video - Gossip Girl Actors Shoot A Street Scene


The 'Gossip Girl' cast rush about on set preparing to film. Kelly Rutherford and Kaylee DeFer get a photo taken of them before Rutherford goes to shoot with a male co-star.

We see them walking along a sidewalk having a serious conversation before Rutherford walks away from him. Defer then goes up to him briefly before the scene is cut and she goes to get her hair and make-up touched up by the on-set stylists. She gets into a yellow cab parked on the sidewalk in preparation for a re-shoot of the scene

Video - Penn Badgley Films Phone Conversation For Gossip Girl - Leighton Meester And Penn Badgley Film Gossip Girl In Manhattan Part 2


Gossip Girl stars Penn Badgley (Easy A; John Tucker Must Die) and Leighton Meester (Monte Carlo; The Roommate) on the set of 'Gossip Girl' filming on location in Manhattan. Penn, in character as Dan, is seen filming a scene in which he answers his phone. The next scene he films involves him walking down a street while talking on his phone.

Penn is rumoured to star in upcoming satire One Night With You, which will be released in 2013. He will possibly co-star alongside Castille Landon, who plays a Hollywood starlet rocked by a series of scandals

Video - Leighton Meester's Blair Wearing Wedding Dress? - Leighton Meester And Penn Badgley Film Gossip Girl In Manhattan


Gossip Girl stars Penn Badgley (Easy A; John Tucker Must Die) and Leighton Meester (Monte Carlo; The Roommate) on the set of 'Gossip Girl' filming on location in Manhattan. Leighton is seen wearing a pink ball gown, leading the photographers to speculate on whether it's a wedding dress. She is then seen filming a scene on some steps with Penn; Leighton is now wearing a fluffy white coat and a tiara.

Penn can next be seen in the upcoming drama, Greetings From Tim Buckley, where he will play late rocker Jeff Buckley
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