[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...
Blake Lively, Leighton Meester
For six seasons, anonymous blogger Gossip Girl has been able to uncover pretty much any secret and sordid scandal about S, B, Lonely Boy and the rest of the Upper East Side. It's ironic, considering what the series producers had to do to keep the identity of the unapologetically nosy snitch under wraps until Monday's Gossip Girl series finale (8/7c on The CW).
"It's been very nerve-wracking for me to try to keep it a...
OMG! Gossip Girl is ending! That's right, the CW's Upper East Side drama will soon leave the air for good. But before Gossip Girl signs her last "XOXO," there are plenty of loose ends to tie up. Will Chuck and Blair finally get their act together? Will Lonely Boy really take down all of his friends? Will Nate finally become interesting? And most importantly, who is Gossip Girl?! Catch up with where we left our favorite Upper East Siders and see what's coming up this season...
Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester
After five years, Chuck and Blair may finally be on their way to happiness, but could the new trailer for Gossip Girl be giving us a false sense of security for the couple?
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The trailer features Blair (Leighton Meester) telling Chuck (Ed Westwick) that she's "all in," to which Chuck replies, "My bet's on us." But really, Gossip Girl has toyed with our emotions so much (see: Dan Humphrey), we're not sure what to believe anymore. Nevertheless, check out the trailer for the upcoming sixth and final season:
The Backstreet Boys said it best: "If you want it to be good girl, get yourself a bad boy." Need proof? Just look at the untrustworthy, yet irresistible leads who have taken over your TV. From White Collar's Neal Caffrey to The Vampire Diaries' Damon Salvatore, bad boys seem like they're here to stay — and we aren't complaining! But what is it about a bad boy that's so appealing?
Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's episode of Gossip Girl, "Salon of the Dead." Read at your own risk.]
Between the Dair vs. Chair wars, the Real Charlie Rhodes drama and Serena taking on the secret role of Gossip Girl in recent weeks, a bomb had been set to detonate for poor, single Chuck.
And boy did it explode.
Gossip Girl, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley
Loved it or hated it, you were probably reeling the last time Gossip Girl was on the air, aka the moment where Blair chose Dan over Chuck. In Monday's new episode, Queen B and the boy from Brooklyn are going to try their darndest to consummate their unlikely couple status by... well, you know. (The show, of course, will throw obstacles in their way, like parents inconveniently hanging around.)
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But whether or not they succeed, there will be plenty working against Ms. Have and Mr. Have Not. Will they come out of Season 5 intact? When exactly did the writers decide Dan and Blair should be together anyway? Where does that leave Chuck? And what about Serena, whose heart was also broken? Is Gossip Girl's laptop going to spell war between B and S? We grilled series executive producer Josh Safran about the origins of Blair's choice and what it has wrought...
Here comes the bride, all dressed in...a stunning Vera Wang gown and a veil of secrets! For Gossip Girl's 100th episode, the Upper East Side gathers to witness the holy matrimony of Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) and Prince Louis (Hugo Becker). And according to exec producer Stephanie Savage, the bride-to-be got the royal treatment. "The crew really went all out," she says. "Wardrobe, makeup...it's a visually stunning episode."
Apparently, even the cast was caught up in the emotion of the event...
Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester
Last we saw Chuck Bass, he was so determined to bust up Blair's wedding (ah, young love) that he told some malevolent priest from Monaco that he'd revert back to his dastardly scheming ways to do it. Which isn't so much what Blair wants, but Ed Westwick would love it.
That's because over the past two seasons of Gossip Girl, Chuck has been re-made into the heart-on-his-sleeve Romeo of the Upper East Side. His reformed self is still rich and pretentious, but the amoral playboy who once traded Blair for a hotel is long gone. Even his last fling last season with Raina turned into real love (if you take Blair out of the equation).
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"I feel like the old Chuck was a playboy and that's what I would have loved to have been," Westwick told TVGuide.com at the CW winter TV preview earlier this month. The 24-year-old British actor laughed before adding, "Maybe...
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.
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But Blair and Dan getting together has a few major hitches...