The Gossip Girl star in VOGUE US, February 2009.
The Gossip Girl star in VOGUE US, February 2009.
The gossip girl star behind the scenes of her Teen Vogue photo shoot.
The beautiful Leighton Meester graces the cover of Teen Vogue's February 2009 issue. Inside she talks about her debut album, working with Ed, and her family. “I wouldn’t have volunteered that information, but I’ve never kept it a secret either. It’s just not my past; it’s not my story to tell. I wasn’t born in jail; I was born in a hospital. I lived with my mother for a few months in a halfway house, and then I went to stay with my grandmother for a few more before my mom got out. But I had a normal life.” She said about her parents' past in jail. When asked about her debut album, she said, “The music is very fun. It’s edgy, like electropop rather than bubblegum and you can dance to it.” The album should be released sometime this spring. She didn't say anything about real-life beau Sebastian Stan, but she did talk about her on-screen flame Ed Westwick. “He’s my favorite actor to work with. We have really good chemistry.”
So maybe you've noticed the music on gossip girl. It's pretty fantastic it has a bunch of different types of music. Sometimes you fall in love with a song [happened to me plenty of times]. And you don't always know the name of the song or the band. Well, I have found the greatest thing ever... on youtube there is a user who has all the songs from all the episodes and some songs from the previews. So if you love the tunes search: musicfromgossipgirl on youtube. The link to the user's page: http://www.youtube.com/user/musicfromgossipgirl?ob=4
Please check it out!
Matthew Settle (Rufus Humphrey) has opened up about what the characters are up to on season 2.
Read the story at GossipGirlInsider.com
So when the Season 2 promos for Gossip Girl came out we were all eager to see what was in store for us!!! The promos are fashioned in the same style as the OMFG ads from Season 1. All of a sudden these promo/ads have been dubbed as negative and a bad influence on teens stating that the ads promote sex.This had ignited a controversy over the photos with concern from parents saying the televsion show is sending the wrong messages to their teens! If we really wanted to attack shows for advertising sex then there would be MANY more to add! My point is this: Gossip Girl is a fictional televison show....it is JUST now being criticized for it's enticing ads but when a real life case of a teenager practically promoting sex and pregnancy/motherhood while starring in a Disney show that has a MUCH bigger fanbase of children/teens is splashed across the covers of gossip magazines there's isn't nearly as much of an uproar! I think there is a serious double standard!!
Case in Point: Jamie Lynn Spears
How wonderful a 16 or 17 yr old girl/child on the cover of a national magazine caressing her newborn child with the quote in bold as "Being a mom is the best feeling in the world!!"
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Gossip Girl" will get people talking. At least, that seems likely as the CW network brings to a boil its new campaign for the sexy prep-school soap.
The ads for "Gossip Girl" include photos of the show's cast with headlines such as "Every Parent's Nightmare."
The show's second season begins September 1, following an August promotion to put viewers, um, in the mood. And here's a twist: The racy ads co-opt language from the very criticism of the show for being too, well, racy.
Alert surfers got a preview last week, when images of coupled-up "Gossip Girl" characters found their way onto several Web sites.
Item: Here's Serena van der Woodsen (series blonde Blake Lively) with eyes shut dreamily, mouth open, while a friend, his face buried in her tresses, nuzzles her neck.
Strongly suggesting the pair are just getting started, the headline, which quotes The Boston Herald, declares: "Every Parent's Nightmare."
Other such lovey-dovey moments (on a couch, in the sack or apparently skinny-dipping) are accompanied by headlines like "A Nasty Piece of Work" and "Mind-Blowingly Inappropriate."
That latter phrase was borrowed from the Parents Television Council, which has blasted the series' salacious content since its premiere.
"I think it reeks of desperation, if they have to position themselves as so edgy and so controversial that they've been called out by us," said Melissa Henson, PTC director of communications.
But CW marketing boss Rick Haskins said the advertising just aims to get noticed.
"What we're trying to do is communicate with the audience in a way that they like and can appreciate," he said. "This sort of campaign resonates with someone who likes 'Gossip Girl' " -- specifically, women ages 18 to 34.
The objective was finding "well-written headlines that are provocative and would catch our viewers' attention," said Haskins, "and, in a tongue-in-cheek way, capture what the show is about."
The series is based on the popular "Gossip Girl" young-adult novels, and is presented to the audience through the eyes of its mysterious title character, whose tattling posts are savored by the show's PDA-packing teens as they share the luxe life on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
The series debuted last fall. Then, in January, its run was interrupted by the Hollywood writers strike. No new episodes were aired until April 21, for which the first welcome-back campaign was launched.
That promotion included racy images of the show's characters with the headline: "OMFG." THAT got people talking.
While the CW's Haskins insisted at the time that the initials could stand for any number of things, like "Oh My Freaking Goodness" (and as the Gawker Web site sarcastically scoffed, "On Meth, Feeling Good," among others), many of its intended viewers may have seized on a much ruder interpretation -- wording that would be taboo on broadcast TV and most advertising.
"Rather than reinforcing positive values that parents are trying to instill in their children, this program very often is undermining these positive values," said PTC's Henson in April during a CNN-aired discussion spurred by that steamy campaign.
Courtesy of www.cnn.com