Earning money off of fanfic — it’s not just for E L James anymore.
Amazon is readying the launch of a new publishing platform called Kindle Worlds where writers will be able to publish and earn royalties from their fanfiction. READ FULL STORY »
Spotted: A floppy-haired actor biting the glamorous hand that fed him.
Penn Badgley always seemed like the most intellectual member of Gossip Girl‘s cast — perhaps because of his preternaturally deep voice, or the way he held up a “Bring Back the Glass-Steagall Act” sign at Occupy Wall Street in the fall of 2011, or because his chief competitors for that title are people like Chase Crawford and Taylor Momsen. And given this, it’s not totally surprising that Badgley secretly felt like a show that hinged on faked deaths and dowries — dowries! In the year 2012! — was sort of beneath him.
It is, however, a little surprising that Badgley would be so frank about those feelings when talking to a reporter. READ FULL STORY »
Ross and Rachel. Clair and Cliff. Ricky and Lucy. These are just a few of the iconic pairings left competing for the chance to be EW’s “Greatest TV Couple of All Time.” Check out our full bracket here and vote in the polls below to determine who will move on to the next round. Now, the 16 remaining couples battle it out below!
It’s a match made in fan fiction heaven!
According to Us Weekly, Leighton Meester and Adam Brody — the brunet[te] stars of Josh Schwartz’s teen drama hits Gossip Girl and The O.C., respectively — have been “secretly dating for weeks.” The news was confirmed by People this afternoon; although reps for Brody and Meester aren’t talking, sources say that the actors are, in fact, an item. Excuse me while I stifle a squeal.
This is even better than that list of on-screen couples we’d like to see dating in real life. Sure, Blair and Chuck were meant for each other… but it was always a little tough to get over the fact that he once sold her for a hotel. (Not that that’s a thing one can actually do, but, well, you know.) And as adorable as Seth and Summer were on The O.C., Cohen could probably benefit from the once and future Queen B’s tough love.
EARLIER: Gossip Girl has been a long, lovely, lascivious road — and it all comes to an end tonight.
After six seasons, the series that taught us about fashion, friends, and fake smiles will retire like an out-of-season handbag, but I beg you not to ruin your mascara with tears. (Also, tears are for the weak.) Instead, let us celebrate the morally reprehensible journey we’ve just taken and toast our frenemies from the Upper East Side.
I invite you to use this space to discuss the show’s series finale. At some point this evening — after your friendly Gossip recapper rediscovers the will to live in a world without the likes of Blair, Chuck, Serena, Dan…I guess Nate, too — this post will be updated to include a full recap of the action.
UPDATE: Recap below. -Xoxo READ FULL STORY »
Some TV shows get a kick out of having annual Halloween episodes, but on Gossip Girl, it’s common practice to dress up and pretend to be something you’re not. Luckily, the Upper East Side has its own version of a Pagan holiday — Cotillion! Except this annual tradition has less virgin sacrifices — because let’s face it, where are we going to find a virgin among this crowd?
Alas, this parade of “innocence,” in which Sage was set to participate (HAHA!), was the focal point of all the action this week.
After six seasons of Gossip Girl, it’s hardly a surprise when we learn that the new boyfriend on the block has been around the block. But I had to feel a little pain for poor Serena van der Floozy in tonight’s episode because I can’t imagine it’s fun to learn that one of the stops on your boyfriend’s tour de man-slut was your own mother.
But that’s exactly what happened when the Spectator blasted a story confirming that Steven (Barry Watson) had a once hooked up with Lily. That face you’re making after reading that sentence — that was pretty much Serena and Sage’s reactions, too. READ FULL STORY »
What an incredibly frustrating episode of Gossip Girl.
If I may recap from the top of Mount Holier Than Thou — I think every character on this show was secretly infected with some sort of crazy virus à la The Walking Dead, died (inside), activated the virus, and now roams the streets of New York calling themselves “mentors.” Yup, there’s no other option because these people can’t be real. (Also, Sandra, newsflash: They’re not.)
Alas, in whatever warped reality in which Gossip Girl takes place, this week’s episode found Serena and Blair at each other’s throats in a pretty massive (and juvenile) way, Dan backstabbing his best bro, Serena playing big sis/mini-mom to Sage, and Sage just asking to be slapped. I get that this season was meant to test the relationships, but this isn’t a test. This is character implosion! READ FULL STORY »
It appears something got into the champagne on the Upper East Side because everybody was getting a little action at the beginning of this week’s episode of Gossip Girl.
Nate was sleeping with a girl I’m convinced is the younger sister of Shannyn Sossamon. Serena had traded train crack for the time in the sack. And Georgina was getting a little sexual satisfaction by watching Dan sleep. Creepy. And sad.
Also sad: Serena salivating over the idea of an “adult Manhattan.” First off, S, the city has the word “man” in it; there’s never going to be anything adult about it. (I’mnotbitter!) Also, the words “adult” and “Manhattan” next to each other sound boring. Almost as boring as Central Park Conservancy Gala.
Meanwhile, Blair was worried about WWD Day. READ FULL STORY »