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'Star-Crossed' reminds us of pop culture's greatest breakup line: The 'different worlds' excuse

It only took two episodes of Star-Crossed for someone to utter the line we’d all been waiting for (and secretly hoping would kick off the pilot): “We’re from two different worlds.” To be fair, in Star-Crossed‘s case, that is an accurate statement. Emery is from Earth and Roman is from Atria, a planet we know little about other than that it’s dying and yet somehow superior to Mars. Intergalactic drama, amirite?

But in watching Roman pull the “different worlds” card, I couldn’t help but be transported back to the second episode of The O.C. Fans of the show will remember the moment well. It was the first time Ryan and Marissa confessed that they had any sort of feelings for each other. She showed up at the model home on his last night asking to stay, and he told her, “We’re from different worlds.” She tried to deny it, but he followed it up with, “I’m not like you.” Basically, he was comparing her privileged, party-filled upbringing to his grainy, misdemeanor-filled life in Chino.

Long story short, this got me thinking: How many times have I heard some version of this “different worlds” crap, and what does it even mean?! This is what I came up with: READ FULL STORY

Watch Seth Cohen and Blair Waldorf fall in love, get married in our 'Gossip Girl'/'O.C.' mash-up -- VIDEO

Blair Waldorf Cohen? We suppose it could’ve happened. After all, Seth Cohen did always want to live on the East Coast, so what was to stop him from moving to the Big Apple to pursue a comic book career after graduating from RISD? And with Summer off trying to change the world, the two could’ve understandably grown apart.

And then there’s Blair and Chuck, who were no strangers to breaking up. Can you imagine those two trying to negotiate a divorce settlement? We could imagine why Blair might need a caring shoulder to cry on. And with Dan now married to Serena, it’s not unrealistic that she turned to another curly-haired artsy hunk.

No matter your feelings on the “reality” of any of this, the love story of The O.C.‘s Seth Cohen and Gossip Girl‘s Blair Waldorf has been a hot topic ever since actors Adam Brody and Leighton Meester started dating and, most recently, tied the knot. But instead of continuing to paint pictures in your head, we’ve put together a supercut of their love story, ending in holy matrimony.

Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

'The O.C.' and 'Gossip Girl' collide: We round up the best Seth Cohen-Blair Waldorf fan fiction

Adam Brody and Leighton Meester’s marriage is nothing if not the perfect excuse for fans of The O.C. and Gossip Girl to write a little fan fiction. For one, Josh Schwartz created both shows and has himself thrown around some fan fiction about how Nate Archibald and Taylor Townsend ended up together. So why not Seth and Blair?

They both come from rich families, and they both know all the ingredients of a good bat mitzvah, not to mention that the Cohens are one of those rare California families that knows how to appreciate a quality bagel. Plus, Seth has experience when it comes to seeing through the popular-girl facade and getting to know more about someone. And Blair? Well, we’re sure Caleb would have approved.

But when it really comes down to it, combining these two worlds isn’t exactly easy. Private school in New York City looks a lot different (and a lot paler) than private school in Orange County. And I doubt Blair would feel “at home” at a sweaty Newport party. However, there have been some fan fiction authors who’ve managed to meld these two worlds to create the perfect scenario for Seth and Blair’s romance.

And although I prefer my Seth with Summer and my Blair with Chuck, even I can’t deny the creativity behind some of the fan fiction out there. We’ve rounded up some of the best moments for your reading enjoyment: READ FULL STORY

Pop Culture Pet Peeve: When TV characters don't eat their breakfast

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From the very first episode, Breaking Bad showed us what kind of show it would be: A show that appreciates breakfast. Walter, Skyler, and Walt Jr. sit down at their dining room table in the pilot with plates full of eggs and toast in front of them. And then they eat.

This shouldn’t be anything special, but on TV, it is. So often, perfectly good breakfasts are left untouched, or a character takes one bite and then they’re off. Tell me, reader, would you really look at a plate of steaming hot waffles that your parent so thoughtfully made for you, take one lousy bite out of them, and then leave? No. (Unless you’re not a breakfast person, in which case, you’re excused.)

Trophy Wife is, sadly, guilty. In “The Breakup,” when Kate and her friend Meg are horribly hungover, Warren takes the opportunity to playfully gross them out. “Do you guys want my eggs? They’re super runny,” he offers as he lifts up a piece of the egg with his fork. Kate and Meg gag, and his dad takes away Warren’s plate. “Why don’t we get something on the way to school?” he says. Why don’t we get something on the way. He just took away a plate full of food from his son and is now saying Why don’t we get something on the way. Insanity.
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A 'Gossip Girl' movie? We imagine the scenarios

Gossip Girl ended its six-season run with a five-year flash-forward, in which Nate was considering a mayoral run, Chuck and Blair had a young son named Henry, Lily and Rufus had found happiness with other people, and Serena and Dan finally said “I do.” However, Gossip Girl promised, “You may be rid of Dan Humphrey, but you’ll never be rid of me. There will always be someone on the outside wanting to get in. Who I am now … that’s one secret I’ll never tell.” And so the cycle continues.

But Vulture recently spoke to Kelly Rutherford (Lily) about a possible Gossip Girl movie. “I was wondering if they’d do a movie,” she said. “I don’t know, we’ll see if we can get Blake [Lively] on. I think it would be a lot of fun for everyone.”

So the question is: How would a movie come together? And where would the characters be? Here’s what we imagine:
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Amazon to launch fanfiction platform

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

Penn Badgley disses 'Gossip Girl': Et tu, Lonely Boy?

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

Love is on the air: Who is the greatest TV couple of all time? The round of 16

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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!

ALSO: EW.com’s Greatest TV Romances package

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Be still our teenage hearts: Blair Waldorf and Seth Cohen are dating!

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.

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'Gossip Girl' series finale: Talk about it here! (Updated)

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

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