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Blake Lively, Leighton Meester and Penn Badgley are the only cast members to appear in every episode (Kristen Bell is heard in every episode, but does not actually appear onscreen until the finale).
William Baldwin, who played Serena van der Woodsen's absentee father, avoided meeting his onscreen daughter Blake Lively until the cameras rolled so that they could have a more realistic, strained relationship.
Every episode title is a word play on the title of a movie.
The CW did not want Ed Westwick to play Chuck Bass, insisting that "he looked more like a serial killer than a romantic lead".
Leighton Meester had to dye her naturally blonde hair brunette merely to audition for the role of Blair Waldorf.
Ed Westwick, who is British, modeled Chuck Bass's American accent on the character Carlton Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990).
When the show was criticized by the Parent Television Council for being "Mind-blowingly inappropriate" and "Every parent's nightmare," they used those phrases in their promotional posters.
Kristen Bell, the infamous voice of Gossip Girl over the show's entire 6-season run, gushed that she wished she had gotten to play "some vicious part and actually come out as Gossip Girl" in the final season of the series.
Blake Lively and Penn Badgley who played onscreen couple Serena and Dan dated from 2007 to 2010.
Penn Badgley was on the verge of quitting acting when he was offered the role of Dan Humphrey. He originally turned down the role but was persuaded to join the cast by producer Stephanie Savage.
In the show, Chuck gets a dog and names him Monkey. In the books, Chuck actually has a pet monkey.
Jan. 26 is officially Gossip Girl Day in New York, declared by then-mayor Michael Bloomberg who visited the set and praised how it showcased the city.
A spin-off set in the 80s and focusing on the characters of Lily and Carol Rhodes was planned. The CW passed on the pilot which was eventually aired as part of the show's second season.
Costume designers modeled Blair's look after Audrey Hepburn and Serena's after Sienna Miller and Kate Moss.
Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf) and Sebastian Stan (Carter Baizen) dated from 2007-2010.
Long before they played star-crossed lovers Dan and Serena, Penn Badgley and Blake Lively were home schooled together as children.
The series has become so popular that a tour of Gossip Girl sites has been created in New York City, by the same people who created the Sex and the City (1998) Tour.
Matthew Settle and Kelly Rutherford who played husband and wife dated in real life.
When the show first started filming, Taylor Momsen (Jenny) was only 14.
This was one of the first shows whose DVR and iTunes numbers were higher than actual viewing numbers.
Ed Westwick originally auditioned for the role of Nate.
Originally, Georgina Sparks was offered to Mischa Barton, who turned down the role. Michelle Trachtenberg was then cast as Georgina Sparks.
In episode 1 season 1, Eleanor Waldorf's part was played by Florencia Lozano). Margaret Colin joined the series from the second episode and played Eleanor for the remainder of the show.
Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen live at 1136 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10128 in the penthouse. Lily van der Woodsen and her family lived in suites at 455 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022 - otherwise known as the Palace Hotel until moving to the Milan Condominium at 300 East 55th Street, New York, NY.
The name of Rufus' band, "Lincoln Hawk", is also the name of Sylvester Stallone's character in the movie Over the Top (1987). That movie is mentioned several times as being a cult-classic in The O.C. (2003), the previous show from Josh Schwartz, the creator of this series.
Just like on the series, Blake Lively has a brother named Eric Lively. On Gossip Girl (2007) Serena Van Der Woodsen's brother is called Eric Van Der Woodsen.
Was originally pitched as a feature with Lindsay Lohan as Blair Waldorf & Justin Chatwin set to play Nate Archibald. When that fell through, its backers (who had the rights to the stories) approached Josh Schwartz about turning it into a series.
Headmistress Queller was named after writer/producer Jessica Queller.
The last song to be played in the series was "You've got the love", by Florence and the Machine. The band was a recurring one during the last seasons, a circumstance that made them gain popularity.
The character of Lily van der Woodsen was originally named Darla, until the writers changed it at the last moment.
In Season 2, Serena is shown to have a Myspace profile, where she posts photos of her trip to Buenos Aires. ( Her user name is ServdW.)
The Gossip Girl (2007) TV series is based off of the Best Selling Novels "Gossip Girl" written by Cecily von Ziegesar
Casting director David Rapaport revealed the network initially pitched Ashley Olsen and Rumer Willis for Blair and Serena, respectively. They ended up going with Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, much lesser-known at the time, as the team felt they really captured the essence of the show.
There is a Turkish remake of "Gossip Girl" named Küçük Sirlar (2010).
Blair's email is blair waldorf@constancebillard.org
The show's beginning date took place, chronologically, after it was aired. The show aired in Canada on September 18, 2007 and aired in the US on September 19, 2007. The show starts on Wednesday September 23, 2007 and ends on Saturday September 26, 2007, thus all dates in the Pilot fall after their air date.
There was a possible spinoff but it did not go ahead.
Was re-adapted for the Spanish audience as Gossip Girl: Acapulco (2013). Premiering on August 5, 2013, the show ended on September 6, 2013 with no second season renewal. The first and only season consisted of 25 episodes.
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There are several times in Season 4, during Blair's engagement/wedding to Prince Louis, where Cyrus (Wallace Shawn) refers to Blair (Leighton Meester) as 'The Princess Bride'. Wallace Shawn) played Vizzini in the movie The Princess Bride (1987).
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Greta Gerwig discussed on HuffPost Live how she auditioned for the role of Eva Coupeau and her subsequent embarrassment at having worn overalls to the audition.
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