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Leighton Meester and Dana Williams cover Fleetwood Mac -- VIDEO

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Who knew Blair Waldorf could really sing? Former Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester got together with singer-songwriter friend Dana Williams to cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” in a poolside performance.

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'Of Mice and Men': Chris O'Dowd on laughing with James Franco and killing Leighton Meester (on stage)

You recognize him from Bridesmaids, The IT Crowd, Family Tree, Girls and plenty more, but Irish comic Chris O’Dowd has switched gears for his latest role.

He’s playing Lennie, the gentle half of a pair of migrant ranch workers who lead John Steinbeck’s classic Depression-era novella Of Mice and Men. In the newest Broadway revival of the play, O’Dowd makes his Broadway debut opposite James Franco (as the pragmatic George) and Leighton Meester (as a seductive, nameless flirt) in the Anna D. Shapiro-directed production, which opens April 16 at the Longacre Theatre.

Above, check out an exclusive first look at one of the most famous scenes in the play, wherein Lennie and Curley’s wife share a fateful moment in a barn loft. Below, O’Dowd chats with EW about the nerves behind his Broadway debut and how he clicked with Franco and Meester. 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.

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'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

Leighton Meester to make Broadway debut in 'Of Mice and Men' with James Franco and Chris O'Dowd

Leighton Meester is going from the Upper East Side to the California country.

The former Gossip Girl starlet has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck’s literary classic about migrant field workers who seek new prospects of success and the American dream during the Great Depression. Previously announced stars James Franco and Chris O’Dowd will also make their debuts as George and Lennie.

Meester will play Curley’s wife, the beauty-obsessed youth who tempts the duo while also incurring the jealous wrath of her hard-headed husband Curley. Additional casting for the roles of Curley and ranch hands Slim, Candy, and the Boss (among others) have not yet been announced.

Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County) will take the reins and direct the production, the first on Broadway in 40 years. The play will bow on March 19 at the Longacre Theatre, with official opening night set for April 16. Move quickly though: This limited engagement is strictly ending on July 27.

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