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Gossip Girl Review: "The Debarted"

8 December 2009 5:19 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

It's amazing to think that after two and a half seasons of Gossip Girl, the show could still amaze us and bring its A+ game with an episode like "The Debarted," but it did.

From Chuck's inner turmoil to Serena's drama, Lily's letter and Jenny's dealings, the episode - written by co-executive producer Stephanie Savage - truly had everything.

Let's review the main plot points and why they were so awesome last night - and it's a good thing they were, because it looks like the show will be on hiatus 'til March ...

Dan tells Vanessa he loves her. She pays little attention and chalks it up to his emotions running wild after Serena's accident (more on that later). To be continued.

Eric tries to take down Jenny but you can't eff with an effer, E! Trying to portray her as evil and stage a revolt doesn't work when J buys her minions "it" handbags. »

- steve@iscribelimited.com (Dr. Shepherd)

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Lady GaGa 'fitted in' on 'Gossip Girl'

20 November 2009 1:47 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lady GaGa has claimed that she fitted in on the set of Gossip Girl. The popstar, who has a cameo in a future episode of the show, explained that she is a fan of the programme. "I love that show," Showbiz Spy quotes her as saying. "I am a true New Yorker and I love fashion too, so I fitted right in." Gossip Girl's executive producer Stephanie Savage recently praised (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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'Gossip Girl' producer hails Lady GaGa

5 November 2009 2:32 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lady GaGa has been praised for her commitment by an executive producer of Gossip Girl. The singer has filmed a cameo role in an upcoming episode of the CW drama, which has been described by star Leighton Meester as "really cool". Stephanie Savage told Rolling Stone of GaGa's input: "She was amazing. "She was willing to stay on set and perform silently in the background of (more) »

- By Mayer Nissim

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More Drama For CW's Gossip Girl

4 November 2009 6:34 AM, PST | HollywoodNorthReport.com | See recent HollywoodNorthReport.com news »

The Us-based 'Parents Television Council' have issued a statement to the CW Network regarding an upcoming episode of the drama series Gossip Girl. "...By now you must be aware of reports in 'Entertainment Weekly' and elsewhere that the November 9th episode of the teen-targeted drama Gossip Girl will feature major characters in a sexual threesome. To include a story line like this on a program that is expressly targeted to impressionable teenagers is reckless and irresponsible. I appeal to your highest sense of decency, respect and common sense in urging you to preempt this episode. Television is profoundly influential in the lives of children, especially when it comes to sexual decision making - it has even been described by one researcher as a "sexual super-peer" - signifying television's power to amplify, many times over, the peer-pressure teens are already feeling to engage in high-risk sexual behaviors. When television portrays attractive, »

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Character Class

9 October 2009 4:01 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Ed Westwick is not allowed to swear—at least not on the record. "I swore too much in Rolling Stone," he cheerfully explains after biting back a particularly lusty f-bomb. "So I'm not supposed to swear in interviews any more."This refreshingly honest admission is par for the course when it comes to Westwick. With his impish grin and thoroughly forthright demeanor, the actor exudes the effortless sort of charm plenty of his contemporaries would kill for. Unlike so many young thespians, he doesn't seem overly concerned with crafting a crowd-pleasing persona or image. He'd rather immerse himself in the work, have fun with it, and ultimately let it speak for itself.This seems to be working out pretty well so far. As tortured, manipulative mini-mogul Chuck Bass, Westwick has become the dramatic linchpin—and wildly popular fan favorite—on the CW hit series "Gossip Girl." With his silky line delivery and smoldering stares, »

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Channel Surfing: "Chuck" Duo Brief ABC Legal Dramedy, Fred Armisen Heads to "Parks and Rec," Showtime Gives Them "L" as Reality Series, and More

1 September 2009 7:22 AM, PDT | Televisionary | See recent Televisionary news »

Welcome to your Tuesday morning television briefing. ABC has emerged victorious from a fierce bidding war over an untitled legal dramedy from executive producers Josh Schwartz and Ali Adler (Chuck). The project, which received a put pilot commitment from the network, is about a female attorney in Los Angeles who "has observed enough misery in her divorce and family law practice to vow never to take the plunge into matrimony." Script will be written by Adler (Chuck), who will executive produce along with Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Sheldon Turner, and Jennifer Klein. (Variety) Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen will reunite with Amy Poehler on NBC's Parks and Recreation this season. Armisen will guest star in an upcoming episode in which he'll play the counterpart to Leslie Knope (Poehler) in Pawnee's sister city. "Leslie arranges for [Armisen and his colleagues] to come for a visit, but they’re from a city in Venezuela," Parks executive »

- Jace

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Gossip Girl Season 3 Premiere: 5 Clips from Episode 1!

1 September 2009 4:16 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Those sleuths among us have probably already patched together much of the plot of Gossip Girl Season 3, Episode 1, titled "Reversals of Fortune." We've already got an episode summary, premiere photos, and even some spoilers from Stephanie Savage. The pieces are all falling into place.

Well, your detective work just got a little bit easier. Behold, 5 clips from the Gossip Girl Season 3 premiere, which airs Monday, September 14 at 9 Pm on the CW. »

- editor@buddytv.com

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Chuck Bass Goes Gay in Gossip Girl: Season 3

26 August 2009 7:55 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sorry ladies, it looks like legendary lothario Chuck Bass is about to turn his sexual attentions to a member of the same sex. Yes, that's right. According to The Ausiello Files, Ed Westwick's popular Gossip Girl character is going to be hooking up with a man in the upcoming third season.

Neal Bledsoe is set to play Josh Ellis, Chuck Bass' "romantic" interest, in episode six. Bledsoe is Nyu's head of freshman affairs and in charge of selecting in incoming student to deliver the freshman speech. Blair wants to give the speech, and thus "pimps" out her boyfriend to the gay Bledsoe. It is to be noted that the character of Chuck Bass was bisexual in Cecily von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl books.

The privileged prep school teens on Manhattan's Upper East Side first learn that Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) is back in town the way they »

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'Gossip', 'Beautiful Life' for crossover?

21 August 2009 5:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The executive producer of The Beautiful Life has hinted that he is looking into a crossover with fellow CW show Gossip Girl. Speaking to E! Online, Mike Kelley said that he has a storyline idea which he hopes to pitch to Gossip's executive producer Stephanie Savage. "My idea - since these things happen - there are blackouts," he said." The idea is that we have two shows that exist in the same city, and if (more) »

- By Dan French

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DVD Review: Season Two of ‘Gossip Girl’ With Blake Lively, Leighton Meester

20 August 2009 8:36 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – It’s senior year for the spoiled socialites of “Gossip Girl” as the second season of the hit CW show finds the characters applying for college amid scandals, new romances (and old ones), and shifting alliances. It’s just another crazy year in the life of “Gossip Girl: The Complete Second Season,” now available on DVD in a gorgeous box set from Warner Brothers.

DVD Rating: 3.0/5.0 The interesting thing about “Gossip Girl,” outside of the show’s paparazzi-adored young cast of beauties and the plots themselves, is how much the show has redefined what qualifies as a hit in the ’00s and even more in the ’10s. The show taps into the next generation of TV watchers, the ones who are just as likely to watch something on their iPod as on their cable box.

Gossip Girl: The Complete Second Season was released on DVD on August 18th, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Momsen 'has big Gossip stories ahead'

18 August 2009 4:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gossip Girl's executive producer Stephanie Savage has revealed that Taylor Momsen will be pushed to the front of the show in the upcoming third season. Speaking to People, Savage revealed that Momsen's high-school character Jenny will be on a mission to maintain her new-found Queen Bee status. "We really do see Jenny struggling with what she is going to do with this power that has been given to her," Savage said. "She is back at Constance and now she is a junior - the same age as our other girls when the (more) »

- By Dan French

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Gossip Girl Scoop: Savage "Spills" On Back-to-School Shake-Ups

17 August 2009 8:08 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

People.com spoke with Gossip Girl executive producer Stephanie Savage about what the masses can expect when the series returns to the CW on September 14. While those of us who regularly ravage the web for spoilers (oh, what a sad but oddly satisfying shared existence we lead...) have heard most of these half-hints before, it doesn't hurt to speculate on what Steph is leaving out of her so-called "scoop."

The most interesting secrets Savage might be hinting at? I could be way off-base, but it sounds like Serena is runway- rather than Brown-bound, while Blair's headed for a character and wardrobe over... underhaul. »

- editor@buddytv.com

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Sonic Youth for 'Gossip Girl' cameo?

14 August 2009 1:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sonic Youth have reportedly been confirmed to appear on an episode of Gossip Girl's forthcoming third season. Executive producer of the Us drama Stephanie Savage revealed that the band have agreed to perform on episode five of the show's new season - where they are expected to play an acoustic version of track 'Starpower'. "Sonic Youth [are] one of my favourite bands," Savage told Entertainment Weekly. "And last year I was doing my regular Gossip Girl Google search, it came up in some blog about a Sonic Youth show that Thurston [Moore] was playing 'Psychic Hearts' and Gossip Girl was playing on a screen in the background. And I was like, 'Whaaaat? (sic) Oh my God'. (more) »

- By Oli Simpson

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Sonic Youth Join The 'Gossip Girl' Cast

14 August 2009 8:59 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

TV phenomenon "Gossip Girl" is headed into its third season this fall, and on the fifth episode the show will feature a guest spot from a very special musical guest. Veteran New York indie kingpins Sonic Youth will appear as themselves on the show and play an acoustic rendition of the song "Starpower," which comes from their 1986 album Evol. "Gossip Girl" executive producer Stephanie Savage told Entertainment Weekly that when she heard that guitarist Thurston Moore had used footage from the show during a concert, she jumped at the chance to get one of her favorite acts on the CW hit. "I hope they’re not making fun of us! I hope it was a cool, edgy homage! And it turned out that it was — tongue in cheek for sure, but definitely with love, and that they were fans of the show," she said. She wouldn't divulge the specifics of the performance, »

- Kyle Anderson

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CW Gives Gossip Girl Spinoff the Kiss-Off

6 August 2009 7:07 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Well, it's official. The Gossip Girl spin off, Valley Girl/Lily, is dead in the water with no hope of revival any time soon. According to Variety, Dawn Ostroff, the CW's entertainment president, has stated that the concept of spinning right round back to the 80s is no longer in the running for a mid-season pickup. She also dismissed the idea of "The It Girl" - the spin off series from the original Gossip Girl book series - being picked up as a spin off but made it very clear that the network is open to other spin off approaches. "If [executive producers] Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage would be open to it, of course we'd be open to it. There is a spin off actually of the book series which is called "The It Girl", and we've explored that with them. It's been harder to find how you make that a world that's well-rounded enough for us, because »

- Michelle Graham

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The CW Reveals 2009-2010 Primetime Schedule

21 May 2009 7:36 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The CW Network unveiled the schedule for its 2009-2010 season today at a presentation for advertisers, affiliates and national media in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The announcement was made by Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment, The CW.

"In just three years, The CW has become TV to talk about, with culturally current, quality programming," said Ostroff. "Next fall, we will have great flow from Monday through Friday, starting with the Monday pairing of Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill, which made The CW one of the top destinations for young women this season. Tuesday night gives us a perfect match with 90210 and Melrose Place. And what could be better than our Wednesday night shows from Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher - the all-model lineup of America's Next Top Model and The Beautiful Life. On Thursdays, The Vampire Diaries taps into the continuing fascination young women have with all things vampire, »

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Josh Schwartz to helm "Bright Lights, Big City" for MGM

1 April 2009 | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Josh Schwartz will write as well as make his feature directorial debut on the adaptation of the Jay McInerney novel "Bright Lights, Big City."   This would mark the second theatrical adaptation of the novel, the first being the 1988 film of the same title which was directes by Hames Bridges and starred Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates and Swoosie Kurtz.   Schwartz is the co-creator and the executive producer of NBC's successful  "Chuck" series as well asthe CW's "Gossip Girl." He'll also produce alongside Stephanie Savage.   The novel tells of a disillusioned magazine writer whose marriage has failed and is stumped with writer's block. He numbs such pains by dosing himself up with alcohol.   Schwartz said that he was uncertain whether he would leave the tale in its original period of contemporize the film.   »

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Schwartz Helming Bright Lights, Big City

1 April 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures has attached Josh Schwartz to write and direct a feature based on Jay McInerney's novel "Bright Lights, Big City." The announcement was made today by Mary Parent, Chairman, Worldwide Motion Picture Group, MGM. "City" concerns a young magazine editor from Kansas who struggles with love and success in the wilds of the New York City. Previously adapted as a film in 1988, it is undecided if the new film will retain the 80s setting. "This has long been a favorite book of mine... I love coming of age stories and this one remains one of the most poignant, funny, and timeless. Much of what it explores feels even more relevant now than when it was first published," commented Schwartz. Schwartz will produce with Stephanie Savage. »

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The O.C./Gossip Girl Spinoff

20 March 2009 6:01 PM, PDT | TVStar | See recent TVStar news »

We all super jazzed about the upcoming Gossip Girl spinoff but have you heard who young Lily and Rufus might be chilln' with in 1980's Los Angeles? None other than The Oc's KiKi and Jimmy Cooper! Yup, it could really happen according to Josh Schwartz and producing partner Stephanie Savage. Remember before KiKi shacked up with Sandy she and Jimmy Cooper had a fling that lasted all throughout their young lives. The Oc invaded our television back in 2003 and we all became obsessed with the quick witted drama that featured the privileged lives of Orange County, California. Seth Cohen made geek chic, Ryan Atwood made Dylan McKay look good and the love triangles between the parents had us spinning for days. Sadly, The Oc lost steam when Cam Gigandent's character accidentally killed Marissa and the show was never the same again. We love that Lily and Rufus will finally be »

- cjoyce@corp.popstar.com (Colleen Joyce)

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Victim of Gossip Girl: Blair Waldorf

14 March 2009 4:21 PM, PDT | TVStar | See recent TVStar news »

It's coming back this Monday and nothing is going to be the same. Relationships will be ruined and new friendships will be tested this Monday on an all new episode of Gossip Girl on The CW at 8pm. Blair finds herself in a world of hurt when Gossip Girl outs that her ex Lord lover was having relations with his step mother. It is one of the most talked about shows on television and in a recent interview with thefutoncritic.com, Executive Producer Stephanie Savage gives the fans an inside look into the world of Gossip Girl. Some may think that it is difficult to relate to younger generations however Stephanie Savage does not feel that way. She is able to connect with the youth and bring us a captivating drama full of teen angst every Monday night. So the question is, how does she makes these over privileged teens so lovable? »

- cjoyce@corp.popstar.com (Colleen Joyce)

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