Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Ed Westwick were snapped up by the paparazzi on the set of Gossip Girl recently, donning some appropriate attire for the cold weather—both on and off set.
In one picture (seen after the jump), Meester is actually caught red-handed wearing Ugg boots! A Gossip Girl star wearing UGG BOOTS?! What on Earth was she (or her stylist) thinking? She ought to be fined.
Lively, on the other hand, rivals Emma Watson with her Burberry wear. Also, did Westwick and Lively cutely plan the motorcycle jackets together?
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The CW is pulling out all the stops to keep Gossip Girl from falling to the ratings wayside. Now, Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) will be putting in a guest appearance.
Gossip has it that Blake Lively spoke with Beckham during the recent launch of her fashion collection. Apparently, the Brit is a fan of the show. According to an unnamed source, “Victoria isn’t an actress, and wanted her role to be very tongue-in-cheek.” Sounds interesting…if you like Victoria Beckham.
If this doesn’t pull GG out of its slump, who knows what the show will do next?
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Even though House was still hot with the 18-49s, it got little help from Lie to Me. FOX came in a close second to CBS last night in the demos while ABC was on top with the viewers.
- Dancing with the Stars (3.5/9 in 18-49) averaged 16.5 million over two hours.
- House (5.0/13) treated 12.9 million.
- How I Met Your Mother (3.5/9) attracted 8.6 million; Accidentally on Purpose (3.0/7) scored 7.8 million.
- Heroes (2.4/6) pulled in 5.6 million.
- One Tree Hill (1.2/3) rallied 2.6 million.
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Despite having Hilary Duff on the roster for a night, Gossip Girl failed to deliver for the CW. The network has been getting low ratings for all its banner shows, a bad sign for the entire fall line-up. GG is one of the shows which helped drag the CW out of obscurity, but now it might be vanishing into the background.
This week’s episode brought in only 2.1 million viewers. This matches low numbers brought in by Melrose Place, the highly-touted and newly-revamped series that premiered just this season. The CW has already pulled the trigger on it’s brand-new The Beautiful Life, which was pulled from the schedule after only two episodes.
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NBC needs some help, stat! Yesterday’s series premiere of Trauma did nothing for the Peacock network’s health on Mondays. The medical drama pulled in numbers smaller than last fall’s stinker, My Own Worst Enemy. By night’s end, ABC was on top with the viewers while FOX was 1st in the demos.
- Dancing with the Stars (16.7 million, 3.7/9 in 18-49) slipped by 800,000.
- House (14.4 million, 5.7/15) had the evening’s best demos.
- How I Met Your Mother (8.7 million, 3.6/10) was down 500,000; Accidentally on Purpose (8.1 million, 3.1/8) lost 900,000.
- Heroes (5.8 million, 2.5/6) gave up 200,000.
- One Tree Hill (2.6 million, 1.2/3) added on 100,000.
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All hands were on deck last night for the official Monday of the fall season. When the dust settled, House and Big Bang improved; Dancing with the Stars and Two and a Half Men fell; meanwhile, Jay Leno and Heroes sunk. (To see last September’s numbers, click here.)
- Although it had the night’s largest audience, Dancing with the Stars 9 (17.5 million, 4.1/10 in 18-49) was down 3.6 million from last fall.
- House (16.5 million, 6.5/16) improved by 1.8 million from its last Tuesday premiere.
- How I Met Your Mother (9.2 million, 3.5/9) was off 500,000; Accidentally on Purpose (3.2/8) opened to 9 million.
- Heroes (6 million, 2.7/7) plunged 3.7 million from one year ago.
- One Tree Hill (2.5 million, 1.2/3) did about the same as last week.
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Curiosity about Jay Leno‘s new program was already high before this week—but then the VMAs happened, and the Peacock network lucked out.
The debut of NBC’s new 10:00 show was watched by a whopping 17.7 million viewers. That’s nearly double the audience that turned in for Leno’s “goodbye.” (That May finale drew in 11.9 million). The figure bests any number from an NBC series produced last season, including the premiere of Conan O’Brien’s show (9.2 million) in June.
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At an In Style/Tiffany & Co. party this past weekend, Blake Lively revealed that she would love for fashion icon Kate Moss to make a cameo on Gossip Girl.
Dressed in a Kate Moss for Topshop piece herself, Blake was also celebrating her birthday at the event. When asked which guest star she’d want the most for her birthday, she replied, “Kate Moss! She actually was supposed to come on last year, but it ended up not working out. I love Kate Moss.”
Did you hear that, Kate?
If the supermodel were to bless the small screen with her stylish presence, doing so would be her first. I’m not too sure how I feel about that—I enjoy wearing Kate’s clothes, not watching her lips move while she slinks around a set.
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Every time Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass make an attempt at happiness, something - or someone - always seems to get in the way. But this time around, the male hottie in question won’t have the cute brunette in mind.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Eric van der Woodsen may not be the only gay character on Gossip Girl this season. Rumor has it actor Ed Westwick will soon have a male-male encounter of his own.
The recipient of Bass’ liplock will be reportedly be Josh Ellis (Neal Bledsoe), a freshman affairs head at NYU. Apparently Chuck’s lip-lock may be part of a plan his girlfriend has devised to get a chance at delivering a freshman speech.
How will Waldorf convince her beau to play along? Find out when the episode airs on Week 6.
(To get a look at TV Envy’s 2009 Fall Programming Schedule, click here.)
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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:
Caprica: With all this talk about vampires, it’s nice to see James Marsters back in the fold. The Buffy vet will later be seen in a few episodes of the new Syfy series. Marsters has been cast as Barnabus Greeley, a “dangerous terrorist leader.” The program will unfold on January 22.
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