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Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester: I Want the Blair and Dan Relationship to Play Out

Penn Badgley, Leighton Meester

While Gossip Girl fans may be torn between who they want Blair to be with, Leighton Meester is not.

"The one relationship I'd love to play out is Blair and Dan," she told TVGuide.com at the show's 100th episode party Saturday night. Penn Badgley (Dan) said: "I like the Blair [story line] because it's the most exciting for Dan as a person."

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Although it was a surprise to see the Queen Bee and Lonely Boy, who often butted heads, start to like each other, executive producer Josh Safran said the pairing has been likely to happen since the beginning.

"I wrote the first scene with them together in Season 1 ... and we knew at that moment there was something there," he said.

Gossip Girl boss Josh Safran: Blair has chosen her guy, L.A. is the perfect place for Serena

But Blair and Dan getting together has a few major hitches... read more

Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio Split

Blake Lively, Leonardo DiCaprio

Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio have split after five months together, her rep confirms to TVGuide.com.

The pair will remain friends, her rep added.

Blake Lively and Penn Badgley split

Lively, 24, and DiCaprio, 36, were first seen together in May aboard Steven Spielberg's yacht ...
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Gossip Girl Boss Josh Safran: Blair Has Chosen Her Guy, L.A. Is the Perfect Place for Serena

Penn Badgley, Leighton Meester and Hugo Becker

Here's what Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Safran doesn't — and won't — talk about when it comes to the show's fifth season: the identity of who is pregnant, a possible second glimpse of Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell (so impressed by Serena's knowledge of The Beautiful and Damned he handed her a summer job), Ivy, the whereabouts of the real Charlie (and if it even matters), the fall-out from Dan's Upper East Side-bashing book, Georgina, gone-but-angry outcast Vanessa ...

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Fortunately, some of those cliff-hangers will immediately be dealt with when Gossip Girl returns (Monday, 8/7c, CW). TVGuide.com instead got Safran's thoughts about why Blair has become the show's most interesting character (by far), what makes this season more fun than last (even if it didn't begin in Paris) and why Serena could wind up being the best movie producer ever:

At the end of last season, you said Dan (Penn Badgley) and Blair (Leighton Meester) were totally not over.
Josh Safran:
I stand... read more

Gossip Girl Casts Brian J. Smith to Cook Up Romance With Serena?

Brian J. Smith

Stargate Universe's Brian J. Smith was last seen on a ship in deep space, but apparently he made it back to Earth after all.

The actor will join the cast of Gossip Girl as a chef named Max, TVLine reports.

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Green Lantern Fails to Light Up Box Office

Ryan Reynolds

Green Lantern debuted atop the box office, though it failed to live up to some of its comic book-based predecessors, Box Office Mojo reports.

The action movie, starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, grossed an estimated $52.7 million in its first weekend of release. The figure was higher than The Green Hornet's $33.5 million take in January, but lower than the opening numbers for... read more

Twilight Dominates Again at MTV Movie Awards

Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

For the third year in a row, the cast of Twilight spent much of the 2011 MTV Movie Awards on stage as the film won a total of five popcorn trophies.

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Stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson won the best female and male performance awards (this is the third consecutive year for Stewart; the second for Pattinson.) The pair also took home the award for best kiss for the third year running, though Pattinson celebrated by running into the audience and kissing co-star Taylor Lautner.

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Blake Lively’s Rep: Nude Photos Are Fake

Blake Lively

A rep for Blake Lively says the nude photos reported to be the Gossip Girl star are "100 percent fake," US Weekly reports.

On Tuesday night, five alleged self-portraits of a woman in the nude hit the internet, one of which features... read more

Scarlett Johansson Is the Latest Celebrity to Go Red

Scalett Johansson

Following Mandy Moore and Blake Lively, Scarlett Johansson is the latest celebrity to dye her hair red, Us Magazine reports.

Unlike Moore and Lively, this is the second time the... read more

Blake Lively Debuts as a Redhead

Blake Lively

Blake Lively is the latest celeb to hop aboard the redhead train.

The Gossip Girl actress, who debuted her new 'do at the Time 100 Most Influential People gala on Tuesday, says she went red for a role.

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Gossip Girl: Dan and Blair Aren't Over! Plus, More Season-Ending Spoilers

Leighton Meester and Penn Badgley

Are Dan and Blair over already? Blair's blunt brush-off last week certainly made it seem that way, but this is Gossip Girl and there's just no way fans would be rewarded with so little pay-off.

That said, we've got some unresolved issues. Why do we care about Raina, again? Will Vanessa stop pining for Dan? And haven't all the lead actors said recently that they want to move on from the show?

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With these questions burning a hole in our gut, and just four episodes left this season, we turn to executive producer Joshua Safran, who gives TVGuide.com the dirt on that, as well as what to expect for Blair and her trio of suitors, whether or not Ben is really out of Serena's life, and where new girl Charlie fits in.

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