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The CW Originally Pitched Ashley Olsen As Blair for Gossip Girl

  It's time to play another game of "What could have been?" on the casting couch. David Rapaport, the casting director for the CW, is the one who has been shepherding all of those Neutrogena-rich faces to your television for years, and he spoke with BuzzFeedabout some of your favorite shows including Gossip Girl , Arrow , and The Flash . For instance, casting the greatest show of our time came during the height of O.C. mania, and co-creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage told Rapaport that they were looking for "the next Mischa Barton and Adam Brody." Originally the network pitched Ashley Olsen and Rumer Willis for Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen, but Rapaport was firm on Blake Lively. Blake Lively was literally the only person I could think of for Serena," said Rapaport, breathlessly (we imagine). The network's first note was that Lively looked "a sunny California girl" so they double-backed and straightened her hair, and she got the part.   Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2015/10/cw-pitched-ashley-olsen-for-gossip-girl.html

Leighton Meester and Adam Brody Welcome First Child

  Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are proud new parents, Us Weekly reports. The Gossip Girl and O.C. alums, who were married in 2014, have not revealed the baby's name or gender. Much like their wedding, which also was kept under wraps until after the fact, the couple did not publicly announce ahead of ...   Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/news/leighton-meester-adam-brody-baby/?rss=breakingnews

How Jessica Szohr landed the role of Vanessa on 'Gossip Girl'

For years, Jessica Szohr acted alongside Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Penn Badgley in The CWs popular teen drama, Gossip Girl . But how did she land the part of Vanessa Abrams? It took being at the right BBQat the right time and trying out a few different hairstyles to snag the...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/t44GwzhlRWY/jessica-szohr-gossip-girl-vanessa-abrams

Why Ed Westwick Won't Fill the Gossip Girl-Sized Hole in Our Hearts with a Reboot

  Looks like we'll never get to see Chuck Bass back on the small screen. With reboots happening left and right, we had to ask Ed Westwick - who stars on the upcoming ABC drama Wicked City - if he'd ever revisit our favorite Gossip Girl character in the future. Sadly, his answer left us with no hope for ...   Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/news/ed-westwick-gossip-girl-reboot/?rss=breakingnews

Olympian Nastia Liukin tells us how she landed her 'Gossip Girl' cameo

Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin may have fond memories fromthe 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, but it was an appearance on her favorite show Gossip Girl shortly after that shell never forget. For EWs Greatest Story Ever Told series, Liukin opened up about the time she was lucky enough...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/PUVoidVpFf0/nastia-liukin-gossip-girl

Gossip Girls Kelly Rutherford Awarded Custody of Her Kids

Former Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford has been awarded temporary custody of her two children by a court in California, but it remains to be seen whether the children will be removed from Monaco where they currently live.   Read More... http://www.wetpaint.com/2015-05-24-kelly-rutherford-awarded-custody-of-children/

Leighton Meester and Adam Brody expecting first child

Attention Upper East Siders, Blair Waldorf is going to be a mom. Leighton Meester is expecting her first child with husband Adam Brody, E! reports.The couple hasn't officially confirmed the news via social media or representative, instead opting to let Meester's noticeable baby bump speak for itself. PopSugar has the photos of the couple happily lunching in LA and Meester's growing belly is on full display.RELATED: Leighton Meester and Adam Brody get married in secret weddingKeeping secrets seems to be the pair's thing, as the former "Gossip Girl" and "O.C." stars married secretly in February 2014 and waited to walk a red carpet together until June of the same year.Meester also may have been hinting at her pregnancy as early as October 2014 when she mentioned kids in her future to Nylon magazine."Most people I know are starting to get married. It'll be kids next," she says. "I like the grown-up stuff. I like having... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/3UENHyhAjKQ/leighton_meester_adam_brody_expecting_first_child-2015-05

Ed Westwick Joins L.A. Crime'; More ABC Pilots Add To Cast

Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick has landed one of the male leads in ABC's drama pilot L.A. Crime , from ABC Studios and Mandeville. The character-driven "true crime" procedural, written by Steven Baigelman and directed by Tom Shankland, explores sex, politics and popular culture across various noteworthy eras in Los Angeles history.    Read More... http://deadline.com/2015/03/ed-westwick-co-star-abc-drama-pilot-l-a-crime-king-of-7b-jenna-bans-cast-1201391656/

'Gossip Girl's' Penn Badgley: Blake Lively was best (and worst) on-screen kiss

Penn Badgley is spilling a bit of gossip. The former "Gossip Girl" star -- who can currently be seen on "The Slap" -- appeared on "Watch What Happens: Live" Wednesday (March 11) and dished about his best and worst on-screen kisses.Not surprisingly, he chose his "Gossip Girl" co-star Blake Lively as the best. "We actually had a relationship at the time," he explains. The pair dated for three years during their tenure on the show, from 2007 until 2010.RELATED: 10 of TV's absolute worst series finales: From 'Lost' to 'Gossip Girl'Eventually their real-life relationship ended, but their characters' didn't -- and that leads directly to Badgley's worst kiss. "The worst ... maybe [Lively] after we broke up," he says with a laugh.At least they were able to keep things from getting too awkward, though. "We were consummately professionals, to be honest," he says. "I think we should both pat ourselves on that back for getting... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/rXFPZBFv-vQ/gossip_girls_penn_badgley_blake_lively_was_best_and_worst_on-screen_kiss-2015-03

Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford to Lead ABC Drama Pilot Boom

Former Upper East Sider Chace Crawford is getting hishands dirty this pilot season. TheGossip Girlstar has been tapped to lead ABCsBoom, in which one of the largest oil discoveries in American history leadsto an economic explosion in aNorth Dakota town, our sister site Deadline reports. Crawfords character, a natural-born hustler named Billy, moves to the [] http://tvline.com/2015/03/11/chace-crawford-boom-abc-pilot-cast-2015/