Category: Articles & Interviews

‘Gossip Girl’ stardom and ‘Guitar Hero’ skills

I just found this litlle interview over at The Canadian Press.

NEW YORK – Wide-eyed teens excitedly watch as “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively films a scene with co-star Penn Badgley.

Take after take in New York’s Stuyvesant Park – a perfect setting with its stately gates and statues – the youthful onlookers linger on this cold autumn day, providing some evidence that the low-rated CW series holds interest for its target demo: BlackBerry-holding, DVR-using Gen-Yers.

Lively, who got her big break as a soccer-loving teen in 2005’s “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” plays Serena van der Woodsen on the glossy soap, based on the popular young-adult novels about rich Manhattan private school kids whose scandals and trysts are dishy fodder for an anonymous blogger.

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Blake Gives the Straight Poop on Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

Just some more gossip and small article about Blake that I found over at National Ledger.

With so much speculation on Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie it is finally good to hear it from someone that will give the straight poop on everything and spread some bathroom humor on Brangelina. And who better than a hot blonde that lives on high definition screens as a professional gossip. Blake Lively is in charge on “Gossip Girl” on the CW. She spoke to “Cosmo Girl” magazine about this insane asylum we call show business.

Us Weekly has some excerpts and notes that Lively reveals what it’s really like to become an overnight star, her celeb crushes, and why the Britneys and the Lindsays of Hollywood deserve a break. Oh c’mon now do they really?

On fame: “It is a crazy and completely insane business. I’ll go to an event wearing some designer gown and tens of thousands of dollars in jewels that were lent to me for the night, and I’ll walk around and meet people who I always thought were such a big deal…Stars really are like anyone else. At the end of the day, Brad Pitt poops — as handsome as he may be–and so does Angelina Jolie. I’m still baffled by how odd this job is.”

On Hollywood’s “bad girls”: “I think some people who bash on the girls in Hollywood who are struggling with addiction or going into rehab aren’t being totally fair; it’s not solely their fault. When you don’t have someone to model yourself after, you’re going to make mistakes. There’s no one there to tell them what’s right or wrong or who is a positive example.”

Buzz-Worthy ‘Gossip Girl’ Star Blake Lively

I found an interview over at Hollywood.com with Blake and she’s talking about Gossip Girl and som other projects.

The beautiful, willowy blonde Blake Lively, best known for her debut as Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants two years ago, is following her co-stars in that film–America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel and Amber Tamblyn–to small screen stardom this fall in the CW’s Gossip Girl.

Lively, 20, heads an ensemble in the series from O.C. creator Josh Schwartz about rich, beautiful Manhattanites–and a few outsiders looking into that world–whose lives are chronicled by the unseen but all-knowing blogger Gossip Girl.

As Serena van der Woodsen, the California native shines as a young woman whose return after a mysterious year away is the talk of the town. She gave us the scoop on the show and next summer’s Sisterhood sequel.

Hollywood.com: How did you get the role?

Blake Lively: Josh Schwartz called me about it. Maybe he watched The Sisterhood, I don’t know. I hear a lot of fans of the Gossip Girl books had seen me, and maybe because I had long blonde hair, they were blogging, ‘She has to be Serena.’ He told me “I wrote the show for you. You have to do this. I will not give it to anyone else.” We sat down and we talked about it. I thought about it for a little while. It felt right. Josh has so much heart in everything he does, from his locations to the actors he uses, to the wardrobe, and that was very important to me. That’s the reason I did the show.

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