A source close to the show confirms that the two actresses will not be returning as series regulars for the CW soap’s upcoming fifth season, but added that both have been invited back on a guest star basis.
The insider also confirms that GG‘s core five — Blake Lively (Serena), Leighton Meester (Blair) Penn Badgley (Dan), Ed Westwick (Chuck) and Chace Crawford (Nate) — will all be back in the fall. Additionally, Kaylee DeFer — who joined the cast this spring as Serena’s rabble-rousing cousin Charlie — has been promoted to series regular status.
The departures of Momsen and Szohr hardly come as a complete surprise. Momsen — who has made no secret of her desire to make music her primary focus — has appeared in only a handful of episodes this season. Similarly, Szohr’s alter ego has been given little to do save for a little eavesdropping and meddling here and there. What’s more, Vanessa recently revealed that she was leaving town to study abroad.
What do you think about this news? Do you still watch ‘Gossip Girl’? What are your feelings?
Man! So many beautiful women! There are seriously almost 300 pictures total, and I’m trying to weed out the ones I want to put on the site. Problem is – I want to put them all up! Other problem is – it’s 11:00, and all I’ve done today is MET Gala pictures. Hope you’re enjoying them!
Here’s a bunch!
Pictured in this post: Jessica Alba, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kirsten Dunst, Demi Moore, Colin Firth, Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson, Jason Statham, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Lucy Liu, Zoe Saldana, Ashley Greene, Kanye West, Kristen Bell, Jacob Followil, Keri Washington, Emma Roberts, Jessica Szohr, Salma Hayek, Maggie Gyllenhal and husband Peter Sarsgaard.
Jessica Szohr, who plays Vanessa on ‘Gossip Girl’, goes naked for a new ad campaign for SoBe Lifewater — posing provocatively in nothing but some strategically placed, painted-on scales.
The ads, which were just posted on Facebook, will first appear in magazines starting with February’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
“Last year’s SoBe Lifewater skinsuit shoot took place on a gorgeous beach; this year’s skinsuit shoot in the jungle was still amazing, but a little different. It definitely had an edgy vibe that I loved. No matter where you are, it’s easy to be tempted and transformed with new SoBe Lifewater with electrolytes,” Jessica said, sounding like a true spokeswoman.
“Twilight” star Ashley Greene did a similar shoot for the company last year. (Ashley’s pictures were hotter, you can see those here!)