Penn Badgley in the series finale of "Gossip Girl" (The CW)

‘Gossip Girl’s’ Identity Finally Revealed

It turns out that “Gossip Girl” is actually Gossip Boy. In the long-running show’s series finale Monday night, the identity of the titular blogger who cruelly revealed every character’s secrets was finally revealed. It was none other than Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgeley). In retrospect it made sense. The guy has done nothing but write about […]

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Gossip Girl’s Producers on Blair, Serena, Dan and Skins

‘Gossip Girl‘ returns with new original episodes tonight.  When we last saw Manhattan’s most privileged young adults, Serena had vowed revenge on her mother for having her former teacher arrested on bogus statutory rape charges.  Chuck vowed to get his family’s business back.  In the interim,’Skins‘, a teen show that is generating even more controversy […]

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90s Teen Stars Are All Grown Up & Running The Show

Fifteen years ago, the Internet was the newfangled Information Super Highway, and e-mail was the hot new app.  The economy was booming.  Teen stars were largely relegated to wholesome family sit-coms, which back then actually aired on broadcast network television.  They were far from the megacelebrities that Miley Cryus and Selena Gomez are today.  Barely […]

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Taylor Momsen Suspended From ‘Gossip Girl’

Has raccoon-eyed, Goth girl Taylor Momsen finally gone too far? The once cute-as-a-button child star — who pitched Shake n’ Bake on TV at age 3 — has apparently been benched from the edgy teen drama ‘Gossip Girl.’ Deadline.com says Momsen – who also fronts a band called The Pretty Reckless — will disappear for […]

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The Drama Club: ‘Gossip Girl’s Dorota On Her Wedding And The Art of Being A Bit Player

A great bit player can be a television show’s secret weapon.  I’m not talking about quirky supporting characters who are in every episode.  I mean the peripheral characters who pop up occasionally and offer a counterpoint to all the main characters drama. There’s barkeep Joe on ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ (Steven W. Bailey), foot amputating secretary Lois […]

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