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You Recap: Burning Man

Three weeks into Lifetime’s You, it’s becoming hard not to feel like the universe is secretly rooting for Joe to succeed. For someone who spends most of his waking hours stalking people, he simply isn’t very good at it, leaving paper trails and sending up literal smoke signals after committing various misdeeds. He may be the luckiest, worst stalker-murderer in this fine network’s long history of stalker-murderers.

Let’s look back at all the ways Joe’s dumb luck saved him this week alone: When the power went out at the bookstore, his co-worker called ahead
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She's Taller Than Most of Her Costars, but Exactly How Tall Is Blake Lively?

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She's Taller Than Most of Her Costars, but Exactly How Tall Is Blake Lively?
Blake Lively has been busy promoting her newest movie A Simple Favor, and we couldn't help but notice just how much taller she is than her costar Anna Kendrick, who stands at 5'2". This isn't the first time Blake has towered over her fellow actors. Even back when she was Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl, she seemed taller than fellow cast members including Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick, and Penn Badgley.

So just how tall is Blake Lively? Well, we've got the answer for you: she's 5'10". This may make her much taller than many of her past and current costars, but she's still quite a bit shorter than her husband Ryan Reynolds, who is 6'2". While she often bridges the gap between her and her hubby's heights with sky-high Christian Louboutin stilettos, her killer high heel collection tends to make her tower over everyone else around her. Click
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You: Season One Viewer Votes

Are you obsessed with the first season of the You TV show on Lifetime? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show You is cancelled or renewed for season two. Most viewers do not live in Nielsen households and may feel frustrated when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered. We want to know what you think and invite you to rate all of the season one episodes of You below.

A Lifetime psychological thriller, You stars Elizabeth Lail, Penn Badgley, Shay Mitchell, Nicole Kang, Kathryn Gallagher, Victoria Cartagena, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, and Daniel Cosgrove, with guest star John Stamos. Based on the Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name, the drama centers on bookstore manager Joe Goldberg (Badgley) and aspiring writer and grad student Guinevere Beck (Lail), aka “Beck.” As Joe
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20 Hot Pictures of Penn Badgley That Will Have You Like Xoxo

20 Hot Pictures of Penn Badgley That Will Have You Like Xoxo
Ever since Penn Badgley starred as Dan Humphrey on Gossip Girl, we've been a huge fan of the actor. What's not to love? Not only is the 31-year-old incredibly talented, but he's also pretty easy on the eyes. So, it goes without saying that we're super excited that he's returning to TV with his new Lifetime series, You. In honor of his big return to the spotlight, we're looking back at some of his hottest moments over the years. From playing Lonely Boy onscreen to his gorgeous red carpet appearances offscreen, these pictures of Penn will have you like Xoxo.
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You: Season One Ratings

Lifetime TV series don't earn the kind of ratings that larger cable and broadcast networks do, but sometimes, they develop a loyal fanbase. Fans of the cabler's new You TV show don't have to worry whether it will be cancelled or renewed, because the network picked it up for season two, prior to the series premiere. Will it continue after that, or end there? Stay tuned.

A Lifetime psychological thriller, the first season of You stars Elizabeth Lail, Penn Badgley, Shay Mitchell, Nicole Kang, Kathryn Gallagher, Victoria Cartagena, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, and Daniel Cosgrove, with guest star John Stamos. Based on the Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name, the drama centers on bookstore manager Joe Goldberg (Badgley) and aspiring writer and grad student Guinevere Beck (Lail), aka "Beck." As Joe narrates, it soon becomes clear that this seemingly caring romantic is a
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You: Is the Lifetime TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

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Is this the end for Joe or Beck? Has the You TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Lifetime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of You season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

What's This TV Show About?

A Lifetime psychological thriller, You stars Elizabeth Lail, Penn Badgley, Shay Mitchell, Nicole Kang, Kathryn Gallagher, Victoria Cartagena, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, and Daniel Cosgrove, with guest star John Stamos. Based on the Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name, the drama centers on bookstore manager Joe Goldberg (Badgley) and aspiring writer and grad student Guinevere Beck (Lail), aka “Beck.” As Joe narrates, it soon becomes clear
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Penn Badgley Has No Interest in Being the Next Internet Boyfriend

Penn Badgley Has No Interest in Being the Next Internet Boyfriend
Spotted: Lonely Boy masturbating outside of his dream girl's apartment in NYC. No, this isn't a storyline from a very twisted revival of Gossip Girl; it's a scene straight out of the premiere of You, Lifetime's new stalker drama starring Penn Badgley.  Of course, Badgley, 31, is best known for playing Dan Humphrey, the too-hipster-to-define-himself-as-a-hipster outsider, for six seasons on The CW's Gossip Girl. And he's also known for being publicly conflicted over the fact that he will probably always be known for playing Dan Humphrey on Gossip Girl, which was once a full-blown pop culture phenomenon, shooting Badgley and his then mostly unknown co-stars, including former girlfriend Blake...
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Talk About Awkward — Plenty Of Celeb Exes Shared The Screen Or Stage After Difficult Breakups

When it comes to Hollywood, there's a lot to be jealous of — red carpet gowns, adoring fans, a million likes on even the lamest Instagram you throw up, becoming half of a super-hot celebrity couple. But there are some things that aren't so enviable, like getting stuck working with your ex even after you've broken up. Across the music, movies, and TV industry, there are actually a lot of exes who worked together both before and after they called it quits — and, yeah, it gets awkward. It's especially awkward when you're playing a character that it's in a relationship, and life starts imitating art off-screen, then you and your on-screen boyfriend break up, and you still have to make out and gaze lovingly into each other's eyes every week. Blake Lively and Penn Badgley know what we're talking about, but they're hardly the only ones. Check out the gallery below
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Penn Badgley Didn't Initially Want to Star in Lifetime's You - Here's What Changed His Mind

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Penn Badgley Didn't Initially Want to Star in Lifetime's You - Here's What Changed His Mind
Penn Badgley may be known as Dan Humphrey to many, but pretty soon, fans will see him in a completely different light. Nearly six years after wrapping his hit series, Gossip Girl, the actor is returning to TV with Lifetime's thriller You (based on Caroline Kepnes's 2014 novel of the same name). While the series has already gained attention for its similarities to the hit CW show, be warned that his character, Joe (a bookstore employee who uses social media to stalk a girl he becomes infatuated with), is a far cry from Lonely Boy. In fact, Badgley almost turned down the role because of the character's dark nature.

During You's premiere event in NYC, the actor told Popsugar that he was repulsed by the character when he first read the book. "I was compelled by the project but ultimately turned off by Joe himself," he explained. "Because I
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You

Network: Lifetime.

Episodes: Ongoing (hour).

Seasons: Ongoing.

TV show dates: September 9, 2018 — present.

Series status: Has not been cancelled.

Performers include: Elizabeth Lail, Penn Badgley, Shay Mitchell, Nicole Kang, Kathryn Gallagher, Victoria Cartagena, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, Daniel Cosgrove, Lou Taylor Pucci, and John Stamos.

TV show description:

Based on the Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name, the You TV show comes from creators Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble. Although the network bills it as a 21 Century love story, this thriller is truly a twisted tale of frightful fixation.

Unfolding in New York City, the psychological drama centers on bookstore manager Joe Goldberg (Badgley) and aspiring writer and grad student Guinevere Beck (Lail). Beck,
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Lifetime's You Premiere: Grade It!

Lifetime's You Premiere: Grade It!
When it comes to stalking gorgeous blonde Manhattanites, Gossip Girl was only the beginning for Penn Badgley. The man formerly known as Dan Humphrey is back in Lifetime’s You, which premiered Sunday, playing an unassuming book store manager named Joe Goldberg. Of course, if we’ve learned anything from watching Lifetime for the past three decades, it’s that it’s always the unassuming ones you need to worry about.

Sunday’s premiere begins with a pretty standard meet cute: Joe comes to the aid of a lovely young college student named Beck (played by Once Upon a Time
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You Season 1 Episode 1 Review: The Becktel Test

The fault in calling You a guilty pleasure is the implication that there is something to feel guilty about. 

It has been teased as a lurid tale of obsession and seduction, and it is. It's sexy, provocative, and thrilling. But You Season 1 Episode 1 also showed us that the series is witty, funny, and smart.

Joe Goldberg isn't self-aware, but the series itself is. It is hands down the best offering Lifetime has given us since the first season of UnREAL. I only hope it can keep up the momentum.

Penn Badgley as Joe is already intoxicating. The premiere primarily focused on him, and Badgley's performance is as unassuming as Joe is. He sneaks up on you, and it's the best possible outcome for a series where the protagonist is an antihero.

Joe is not the type of person that we should root for, and yet, we have an up close
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‘You’: Penn Badgley Breaks Down the Shocking, Lightning-Paced Pilot that Left Him Conflicted

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‘You’: Penn Badgley Breaks Down the Shocking, Lightning-Paced Pilot that Left Him Conflicted
[Editor’s Note: The following interview contains spoilers for “You” Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot.”]

If viewers aren’t sure how to react to the first episode of the new Lifetime series “You,” they’re not alone. It’s been months since he shot it, and star Penn Badgley is still working through his thoughts.

“Did we do something irresponsible? I can’t say with 100 percent certainty that we didn’t. I’m admitting that now because I was concerned about it every day and had to trust. And man, it was tough,” Badgley told IndieWire earlier this summer.

Setting the tone for the pilot came first. When crafting the story of bookstore manager Joe (Badgley) who becomes consumed by his infatuation for one of his customers, series co-creators Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti set up the premiere’s dark ending with a specific purpose. Joe isn’t just attacking and imprisoning his favorite customer’s romantic partner for fun.

“A big conversation that Greg
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Penn Badgley Reveals He's "Literally Been Molested" Due to Gossip Girl Fame

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Penn Badgley revealed in an interview that he has "literally been molested" after Gossip Girl skyrocketed him to fame. He's better known as Dan Humphries aka Gossip Girl in the eponymous series and plays yet another Internet-obsessed character named Joe in the new Lifetime series You. In an interview with the Daily Beast, Badgley discussed the downsides of fame and how it feels to be on the receiving end of one's obsession. Gossip Girl was on the air for five years, which is more than enough time for viewers to get attached to a character. He told Daily Beast he's been the object of "pretty full-on obsession," which can come with the territory of being an actor in the...
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‘You’ Team Talks ‘Testing the Limits’ of Reaction to ‘Predatory Men’

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‘You’ Team Talks ‘Testing the Limits’ of Reaction to ‘Predatory Men’
Although Lifetime’s “You” follows Joe (Penn Badgley), a man who becomes obsessed with a woman named Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and stalks her to win her affection, it takes time to get inside Joe’s mind to find out the why behind his behavior. However, explaining does not mean justifying, according to the team behind the show.

“In a way, this season tests the limits of what you’ve been trained to do, which is root for men to be rehabilitated by love and judge women until they’re in the [loving] relationship and rehabilitating the man,” co-creator and showrunner Sera Gamble said at the Paley Fall TV Preview panel Sunday.

Based on Caroline Kepnes’ novel of the same name, Gamble said the series will address the double standard that justifies men’s irrational actions in the name of love, while condemning women.

“The question I’ve been asking is: Is
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‘You’ Showrunner Sera Gamble on Getting Inside the Mind of a Stalker

From executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, who also wrote the first episode, and based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name, the Lifetime drama series You gets deep inside the head of bookstore manager Joe Goldberg, who crosses paths with an aspiring writer, named Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail), that he quickly finds himself obsessed with. Using the internet and social media to gather the most intimate details of her life as a way to get close to her, what seemingly starts as a …
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How Penn Badgley’s ‘You’ Stalker Became a ‘Twisted’ Version of His ‘Gossip Girl’ Character

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How Penn Badgley’s ‘You’ Stalker Became a ‘Twisted’ Version of His ‘Gossip Girl’ Character
Lifetime’s “You” is a twisted stalker thriller that takes its cues from romantic heroes of the past and will have viewers questioning the behavior of every nice guy they’ve ever encountered.

In the drama from co-creators Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, Penn Badgley takes the nice-guy character that he embodied so effectively on “Gossip Girl” to its most warped extremes. The man trying to win the affections of a woman becomes an obsessive, manipulative, menacing nightmare. But to the outside world, he’s the same lonely boy just trying to get the girl.

“Yesterday we were at an interview and [Badgley] called this character the meta-progression of Dan Humphrey, which is hilarious,” Gamble said in an interview with TheWrap. “[Both characters are] people who are slightly outsider, observing even more intensely than other people realize. In that sense there’s certainly a through-line.”

Also Read: Greg Berlanti's 'You' Gets Season 2 Renewal From
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Penn Badgley Is "Really Troubled" By Anyone Thinking You Is a Love Story

You might not want to go into this week's premiere of Lifetime's You thinking you're in for a love story. The new series, based on the book by Caroline Kepnes is told mainly from the perspective of Joe (Penn Badgley), an unassuming and charming bookstore owner with some very bad habits. The first episode, which premieres this Sunday, finds Joe meeting and immediately becoming obsessed with Beck, played by Elizabeth Lail. His obsession finds him stalking her through social media, and while Beck only sees a guy who seems to be weirdly perfect for her, viewers are privy to every single one of Joe's creepy thoughts and stalkery actions. It was not love at first sight for Badgley when he first met his new...
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Penn Badgley Didn't Initially Want to Star in Lifetime's You - Here's What Changed His Mind

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Penn Badgley may be known as Dan Humphrey to many, but pretty soon, fans will see him in a completely different light. Nearly six years after wrapping his hit series, Gossip Girl, the actor is returning to TV with Lifetime's thriller You (based on Caroline Kepnes's 2014 novel of the same name). While the series has already gained attention for its similarities to the hit CW show, be warned that his character, Joe (a bookstore employee who uses social media to stalk a girl he becomes infatuated with), is a far cry from Lonely Boy. In fact, Badgley almost turned down the role because of the character's dark nature.

During You's premiere event in NYC, the actor told Popsugar that he was repulsed by the character when he first read the book. "I was compelled by the project but ultimately turned off by Joe himself," he explained. "Because I
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Penn Badgley on Possible ‘Gossip Girl’ Reunion: ‘Never Say Never’

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Penn Badgley on Possible ‘Gossip Girl’ Reunion: ‘Never Say Never’
Penn Badgley isn’t saying yes to a “Gossip Girl” reunion. But he’s also not ruling it out completely.

“I suppose you should never say never,” Badgley, who rose to fame playing Dan Humphrey on the CW show, told Variety. “I suppose there are conditions where I would. Do I think those conditions will ever exist? No. But they might.”

Gossip Girl” ended in 2012 after six seasons.

Variety caught up with Badgley on Thursday night at the New York City premiere of his new Lifetime series, “You.” Based on author Caroline Kepnes’ novel of the same name, Badgley stars in “You” as Joe, a self-proclaimed romantic, but actual stalker and killer.

“I was dreading my character so much,” he said. “It was hard for me because I wanted to make him inhuman. I didn’t want people to like him, because I didn’t like him. But it was funny,
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