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Who 'Gossip Girl' is and why finding out ruined everything: A final disgruntled review

There was a time when I considered myself a "Gossip Girl" fan. I read the books, I was excited about the potential movie, and even more excited about the TV series. I loved Serena and Blair from the books. I was obsessed with Dan and Nate. I thought the series was brilliantly cast and I was thrilled to hear that Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage were at the wheel. I loved this show before this show even started.When "Gossip Girl" launched on The CW, I found it odd that so much press surrounding it focused on the "Who is Gossip Girl?" angle.I wasn't a member of the press at the time; I was a college senior who watched the show while eating dinner out of a box and ruminating on whether it was going to be a vodka night or a beer night. And I couldn't understand why the press cared who Gossip Girl was,...

5 Reasons We’re Mad That Dan Humphrey Is Gossip Girl

It’s the question we’ve been waiting six whole seasons to figure out, and on Monday’s Gossip Girl Season 6 finale,  the answer was finally revealed.  It turns out that Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) has been Gossip Girl all along. That’s right: the mysterious blogger who has ruled the Upper East Side with “her” signature snark and wit since this show’s very beginning — is none other than Lonely Boy himself. To be completely honest,...

Does Gossip Girl's Identity Make Sense?

In the series finale of Gossip Girl , we finally learn the identity of the titular blogger. But does the revealed gossip monger make sense?  Now it could be debated from here to Brooklyn and back again whether or not the show had to reveal Gossip Girl at all. Unlike a show built around eventually solving a mystery,  Gossip Girl  had never promised us answers to the identity of the show's chronicler of Upper East Side misdeed. In fact, in the opening of every episode, Gossip Girl promises that her identity is the one secret she'll never divulge.

'Gossip Girl' Reveal: XOXO?

Spotted: Spoilers ahead if you haven't watched the "Gossip Girl" series finale! And so it was that Lonely Boy and Gossip Girl were one and the same. After six seasons of back stabbing and bed hopping, the true identity of the Upper East Side's most infamous blogger was revealed during last night's "Gossip Girl" season finale, with Dan Humphrey unmasking himself as the mysterious scandalmonger. It was a surprising revelation, to be sure, but one that ultimately made sense. How else was Dan to insinuate himself into the privileged world of Manhattan's elite than through his writing, all the while crafting an identity he could control and use to his benefit?

Gossip Girl Finale Clips: An Epic Night to Remember

The series finale of Gossip Girl is in the books. After six epic seasons, the CW show has taken its final bow, and wow, from the flash forward to the big reveal and so many memorable moments, "New York, I Love You XOXO" gave us plenty to discuss. Our Gossip Girl finale review broke down the 121st and last episode in detail. Follow the link to read that if you haven't already. Below, we take a second look at some of the top scenes from the finale. First, there was Chuck's proposal to Blair. Uncle Jack's idea was a good one ...

'Gossip Girl' Finale gives CW best Monday in More than a Year

It was The CW's most watched Monday night(1.41M) since 1/30/12.

TV ratings: 'Gossip Girl' goes out on a high note, '1600 Penn' preview so-so Monday

Fast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 17, 2012The series finale of "Gossip Girl" scored the show's biggest audience of the season -- although that only translates to about a million and a half viewers. Still, the finale and the hour-long clip show that preceded it gave The CW its best Monday performance in 15 months.Elsewhere Monday, "The Voice" was up over last week and was the night's top show in viewers and adults 18-49. A preview of NBC's new comedy "1600 Penn," though, lost close to half its lead-in and posted only mediocre numbers. An hour-long "How I Met Your Mother" was up for CBS, which won the network race for the evening.CBS averaged 9.8 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/9 share in households in primetime, beating out NBC's 9.3 million and 5.6/9. ABC (4.8 million, 3.1/5) finished third. FOX took fourth with 3.3 million viewers and a 1.8/3, while The CW (1.4 million, 0.9/1)...

Gossip Girl Series Finale “New York, I Love You XOXO”

Gossip Girl  “New York, I Love You  XOXO” season 6 finale (series finale) airs Monday December 17 at 8 pm the CW. Episode Synopsis:  The Series Finale begins with the stars and executive producers bidding farewell to the Upper East Side in a look back at the show’s many unforgettable moments. Then, in a fashionable farewell to remember, our favorite Upper East Siders join forces for one last soiree, and the shocking identity of Gossip Girl  is finally revealed. Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick, Chace Crawford, Kaylee DeFer, Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle star. Mark Piznarski directed the episode written by Stephanie Savage. Read More...

WATCH: Kristen Bell Shows Her Face On The 'Gossip Girl' Finale

Kristen Bell has voiced the eponymous blogger on "Gossip Girl" for six seasons . But it wasn't until series finale that she finale showed her face. As Gossip Girl was revealed , viewers saw the reactions of various former series regulars -- like Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr) -- and some other famous faces, from Mayor Bloomberg to Bell accompanied by Rachel Bilson. In the scene, Bell and Bilson appeared to be putting on their own version of the CW series, as Serena and Blair respectively."Hey, Upper East Siders. Gossip Girl here and I the biggest news ever," Bell said. Read More...

Gossip Girl Series Finale: Find Out Who the Mystery Blogger Is!

[Spoiler alert: This post reveals major plots points — not to mention the identity of Gossip Girl. If you haven't watched it and/or you don't want to know, well, xoxo!] "Who am I? That's a secret I'll never tell." That is, until now. On Monday's Gossip Girl series finale, the blogger known for posting everything about the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite unveiled her...