Fact: Actress-turned-rocker Taylor Momsen and her band The Pretty Reckless have scored a support slot on grunge heroes Soundgarden's upcoming North American tour, which will start in Tampa, Florida on 28 April (17).
Quote: "We're all naked when we're born. If you find it shocking, that's your own perception. I don't think John Lennon was trying to shock people when he was naked on (album) Two Virgins. He was just trying to be as honest and raw as he could, and that's what my intent is with nudity." The Pretty Reckless star Taylor Momsen on the provocative cover of the band's new album Going to Hell, in which she features naked from the rear.
Quote: "I quit years ago. It was always kind of a day job for me. Now I can tour... so I'm not pursuing acting - unless Joss Whedon wants to cast me as Thor." Former Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen has no plans to return to acting now she's a successful rocker fronting The Pretty Reckless.
Quote: "I'm completely neurotic, totally anxious and high-strung all the time. I sleep for about four hours a night, or day, really. To be honest, I don't know what to do when I'm not working. I lose my mind if I'm not constantly doing something." Singer/actress Taylor Momsen thrives on her work.
Quote: "A lot of the time you don't have time to wash your hair or shower. It's very chaotic. Black eye shadow and dry shampoo, and I'm good to go." Taylor Momsen on her beauty regime while on tour with her band The Pretty Reckless.
Fact: Taylor Momsen gave fans an eyeful during The Pretty Reckless' performance at Britain's Download festival on Sunday (12Jun11) - the teenage singer/actress wore a loose top which exposed her bare breasts. Her nipples were covered with strips of black tape.
Quote: "I hate so many things about touring, but the worst is the lack of showering. The guys I'm on the road with start to smell like moldy cheese after a week... and I hate when my dog, Petal, can't come on the road with me. Ever since the 'incident' that took place on our guitar player's shoes, she hasn't really been embraced by the guys." Actress/rocker Taylor Momsen hates life on the road with her band The Pretty Reckless.
Quote: "I don’t know who that is. Unless there’s something someone’s not telling me... she is not being considered." Simon Cowell shoots down reports suggesting Taylor Momsen is being considered as a judge for his new U.S. show The X Factor.
Quote: "My best friend's my vibrator. I don't date anyone so why not? Guys can masturbate - why can't girls?" Taylor Momsen is honest about her sex life.
Quote: "I don't really have many friends. I never have. I was always a loner. I was in and out of school so much - so I dunno, I'm really shy. Which is weird because you probably wouldn't think that." Actress/singer Taylor Momsen doesn't have many pals.
Quote: "I see myself as totally insane. I’m totally moody. Of course. And I’m totally out of my mind. And I’m always myself." Actress-turned-rocker Taylor Momsen embraces her volatile attitude.
Quote: "Her style is obviously a very Debbie Harry kind of thing. She's pushing the envelope. I don't know about that. But I'm not her real dad." Gossip Girl star Matthew Settle isn't a fan of his TV daughter Taylor Momsen's gothic look for his real-life little girls.
Quote: "I'm a teenager and I'm PMS-ing all the f**king time, what do you expect? I am quite moody and I have an interesting life and I get my picture taken 24/7, and it's not always pleasurable. I am really moody, but I'm not a mean person." Taylor Momsen on her glum-looking photos.
Quote: "If you consider smoking cigarettes rebelling, then sure, I am, but to get through this industry relatively sane, you need some sort of vice." Gossip Girl star and The Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen on her nicotine habit.
Quote: "I'd been listening to rock records, but I'd only seen a Britney Spears concert before that. So it was the first rock show I'd seen, and it was the first point where I was like, 'I wanna do that.'" Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen on becoming inspired to rock at a White Stripes gig.
Quote: "People think pop is rock, and the lines are getting blurred. Now Rihanna's wearing f**king leather jackets, and it's really annoying." Taylor Momsen isn't impressed with RIHANNA's new rock-inspired look.
Quote: "Lola's a teenager so you have the, 'No, mom, that's just awful, what are you talking about?' versus Madonna, who's like, 'Well, I think it's cute.'" Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen on working with mother-and-daughter fashion force Madonna and Lourdes Leon. Actress and rocker Momsen is the new face of the pair's Material Girl clothing line, which launches in America next month (Aug10).
Fact: Taylor Momsen is set to become the face of John Galliano's new fragrance. The perfume, which will feature the actress/rocker in the ad campaign, will debut in the autumn (10).
Quote: "It's very loud. If you're not scared of guitars screaming at you and a 16-year-old girl yelling at you, then you'll like the record." Gossip Girl-star-turned rock singer Taylor Momsen on her debut release with new band The Pretty Reckless.
Quote: "We're all cordial and nice to each other, but we're not really friends outside of the set." Taylor Momsen isn't close to her GOSSIP GIRL co-stars.
Quote: "My legs are really long and that's cool apparently, but I'm totally klutzy. I mean, I'm like Bambi. I fall all over myself because I can't control my arms and my really long legs." GOSSIP GIRL star Taylor Momsen is unimpressed with her willowy figure.
Quote: "I get up in the morning for it, I live for it. It's me onstage, not Jenny Humphrey or Cindy Lou Who." Taylor Momsen hopes to one day be known for her band THE PRETTY RECKLESS instead of her most famous acting roles.
Quote: "They have to be; it's not going anywhere. But I'm responsible. I'm not one of those crazy teens. They trust me." GOSSIP GIRL star Taylor Momsen insists her parents understand the pressure of her high profile lifestyle at the age of 16.
Quote: "I'm an artist; I'm not going to use trigonometry. For most people college is a place where you learn about yourself, and I feel like I'm doing that already. I'm already independent." GOSSIP GIRL star Taylor Momsen has decided she won't be going to college.
Fact: GOSSIP GIRL star Taylor Momsen debuted her new rock act in New York on Tuesday night (05May09) when the Pretty Reckless performed at the Annex. Momsen is the group's punky frontwoman.