Nobody will admit to liking the verbiage streaming from a Chatty Cathy's mouth, but when it comes down to it, most will be all ears and take in any gossip being served.
Such is the case in New York, where one eighth-grade girl at The Dalton School has created a blog supposedly designed after one featured in the CW hit Gossip Girl, says New York's The Sun.
In the TV show, an anonymous blogger tracks all the happenings at some upper-class private high schools in New York City. In various posts, the real-life blogger talks about the goings-on at her upper-class New York City-based school--mostly juicy bits with barbs thrown in for good measure.
For example, one post allegedly describes one student's attempt to make herself over with colored contact lenses, and another talks about another girl trying to get attention by doing some sexy dancing at ...Read more
Whether Gossip Girl is actually a legitimate phenomenon or just the product of an unstoppable hype machine, one thing's for sure--it's one of the most talked-about shows in the television business (even if its ratings indicate it isn't one of the most watched).
The push for more Gossip is continuing today, with news coming out that the producers are already pitching a spin-off of the freshman series.
The spin-off would revolve either around the character of Jenny Humphrey, played by 14-year-old Taylor Momsen, as she transfers to a new boarding school, or it would introduce an entirely new character (likely from the new school), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The spin-off actually goes hand-in-hand with Gossip Girl's canon; the Gossip Girl books had their own spin-off series titled The It Girl, which followed Humphrey after she changed schools and did anything she could to became the ...Read more
Like, OMG I totally just heard that the new CW show Gossip Girl has totally been picked up for a full season! My BFF Variety told me! :)
That's right, the first new show of the fall to be given the order for a full season is the CW teen drama Gossip Girl, according to the online branch of the trade magazine. The move adds nine episodes to the new show, giving a full 22 episodes for its debut season.
The show follows the soap-opera antics of teens at an elite prep school in New York City. Written by Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Chuck), Gossip Girl has been popular among the younger demographic that tunes in to see how the rivalry between blonde Serena van der Woodsen and brunette Blair Waldorf plays out each week.
CW head Dawn Ostroff apparently confirmed the pickup to TVGuide.com. "People everywhere are ...Read more
When news broke this week about Gossip Girl's potential spin-off, the big question on everyone's mind was: Who is going to be the centerpiece of the show!?!? OMG LOL!?!? The project is still in its early stages, but one report claims to know the truth and says that the new show will focus on...
The CW may come across just as spunky and full of life as any one of the stars of Gossip Girl, but things may be a bit different when peeking behind the curtain.
The network came to being when the UPN and WB joined forces a few years ago, and, according to The Wall Street Journal, the sum of the two parts may still not be enough to keep the CW afloat. The paper points out that more than a quarter of its targeted demographic--18- to 34-year-olds--have abandoned the network this season, and that 2008 so far has been the worst that the CW, UPN, or WB has ever seen in terms of average weekly viewers at roughly two and a half million.
Targeting the highly sought-after youth demo can be both a blessing and a curse. Advertisers will line up in droves to sell to 18- to 34-year-olds, but ...Read more
Like good parents looking over their brood, networks probably shouldn't be playing favorites--but it's obvious that the CW has a favorite child.
The network has been nothing but gung ho with its favorite new show, Gossip Girl. The teen drama has received the lion's share of publicity from the CW (including a controversial ad campaign), was the first of its new shows to receive a full-season pickup (we're still waiting on word for Reaper and Aliens in America), and has executives buzzing about its potential.
It's no surprise then that the CW wants to put as much Gossip Girl on the air as it can, and it's doing just that. When the CW announces its upcoming schedule next week in the Big Apple, it will also reveal that Gossip Girl's second season will run 24 episodes, according to E! Online.
It may not ...Read more
Based on the popular book series of the same name, this drama gives viewers a peek into the world of privileged teenagers on an elite private school in New York City. The story is written by The O.C.'s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, and directed by Mark Piznarski who has worked on series like Everwood and Veronica Mars.
Surface's Leighton Meester and Accepted's Blake Lively have taken the lead roles in this drama series. They will play Blair and Serena respectively, rich Manhattan rivals at a private school in New York. The last additions to this new CW drama are Misconceptions' Taylor Momsen, The Covenant's Chace Crawford and The Bedford Diaries' Penn Badgley. Their characters are Momsen as Jenny a 14 year-old and shy girl, Nate the good looking boyfriend of Blair, and Dan the secret admirer of Serena.
E-Ring's Kelly Rutherford and The Jury's has been cast as the mother of lead role Serena. Rutherford will play the mother of Serena van der Woodsen (Lively's character), a former ballerina and rock groupie. Afterlife's Ed Westwick has been cast as Chuck Bass and Brothers and Sisters' Matthew Settle has been cast as Jenny and Dan's father, Rufus Humphrey.