|10-13-2007, 03:06 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Gossip Girl Spoilers and Speculation #9
The privileged prep school teens on Manhattan's Upper East Side first learn that Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") is back in town the way they learn all the important news in their lives -- from the blog of the allknowing albeit ultra-secretive Gossip Girl. No one knows Gossip Girl's identity, but everyone in this exclusive and complicated vicious circle relies on her website and text messages for the latest scoop. Even Serena's closest friend, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester, "Entourage"), is surprised to find that Serena has suddenly ended her selfimposed exile to boarding school and returned to Manhattan.
Once the Upper East Side's most notorious party girl, Serena's reasons for returning are mysterious, although they may have something to do with her younger brother Eric (Connor Paolo, "Alexander"). Whatever the reasons, the change in Serena is obvious, especially to Blair, whose friendship with Serena has always been competitive and difficult. When Serena was out of the picture, Blair enjoyed her time in the spotlight and she has no intention of going back to living in Serena's shadow. Their uneasy relationship is further complicated by Blair's boyfriend Nate (Chace Crawford, "The Covenant"), a young man uneasy with all the privileges that have been handed to him by his high-powered father Howie "The Captain" Archibald (Sam Robards, "The West Wing"). Now that Serena is back, Blair will have to fight to hold onto Nate's attention. It also remains to be seen whether Blair's loyal lieutenants -- Katy (newcomer Nan Zhang) and Isabel (newcomer Nicole Fiscella) -- will remain by her side or break ranks to follow Serena.
The tension between Blair and Serena isn't lost on anyone in this crowd, since they all live for gossip and scandal -- along with fashion, shopping and partying in Manhattan's trendiest hot spots. This is a world you have to be born into, full of wealth, power, and people like Chuck (Ed Westwick, "Children of Men"). A friend of Nate's since childhood, Chuck leads a reckless life, and constantly pushes Nate to explore his dark side.
The proverbial fish-out-of-water at the prep school are Dan (Penn Badgley, "John Tucker Must Die," "The Bedford Diaries") and his sister Jenny (Taylor Momsen, "Paranoid Park," "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"), middle-class kids whose background keeps them on the fringes of this exclusive clique. Dan and Jenny are attending the school at the insistence of their father Rufus (Matthew Settle, "Into The West"), a former rocker turned art gallery owner, determined to give his kids a first-class education. Rufus has a history with Serena's mother Lily (Kelly Rutherford, "Melrose Place"), a socialite who hides her past as a dancer and rock groupie. When a chance encounter brings Dan to Serena's attention, he suddenly finds himself dating the girl of his dreams. The more Dan discovers about the real Serena, the more he's challenged to make sense of her world. Dan's sister Jenny is the youngest of the group and wants desperately to be accepted. The price she'll have to pay for popularity will take a toll, but at the moment, Jenny is just thrilled to have entry into this glamorous world.
Dan and Serena's relationship is further complicated by the arrival of Dan's friend Vanessa, a Brooklyn rebel and loner who doesn't approve of Serena's world of money, fashion shows and fundraisers. Vanessa's attempts to pull him back to his roots will cause friction between Dan and Serena.
Keeping track of the shifting friendships, jealousies and turmoil in this wealthy and complex world isn't easy, but it's what Gossip Girl does best.
Filmed in New York and based on the popular series of young-adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, "Gossip Girl" is from Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Paramount Television Inc. with executive producers Josh Schwartz ("The O.C.") & Stephanie Savage ("The O.C."), Bob Levy, Leslie Morgenstein ("Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") and Felicia Henderson ("The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"), and co-executive producer K.J. Steinberg ("The Nine").
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|10-13-2007, 03:06 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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1.05 Dare Devil
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
"GOSSIP GIRL" (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Dare Devil" (CONTENT RATING TBD) (HDTV)
SERENA AND DAN GO ON A DATE — Dan (Penn Badgley) makes elaborate plans to impress Serena (Blake Lively) on their first official date. The same night, Jenny (Taylor Momsen) is invited to the infamous Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) sleepover and finds herself in a high stakes game of “truth or dare.” Meanwhile, when Lily (Kelly Rutherford) discovers that Eric (Connor Paolo) is missing from his treatment center, she finds herself seeking help from her ex-boyfriend, Rufus (Matthew Settle). Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick also star. The episode directed by Jamie Babbit was written by Lenn K. Rosenfeld
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1.06 The Handmaiden's Tale
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
"GOSSIP GIRL" (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"The Handmaiden's Tale" (CONTENT RATING TBD) (HDTV)
MASQUERADE BALL, ANYONE? — Dan (Penn Badgley) is torn between two girls when his childhood friend, Vanessa (Jessica Szohr), returns home and declares her feelings for him, just as he and Serena (Blake Lively) are trying to figure out what they mean to each other. At the infamous masked ball, Blair (Leighton Meester) sends Nate (Chace Crawford) on a scavenger hunt, but Nate is ultimately still distracted by his feelings for Serena. Although Blair makes it perfectly clear that outsiders are not welcome, a disguised Jenny (Taylor Momsen) and Dan sneak into the ball. Finally, Lily (Kelly Rutherford) asks Rufus (Matthew Settle) to accompany her to an Eleanor Waldorf (Margaret Colin) event in order to make Bart Bass (Robert John Burke) jealous. “America’s Next Top Model” winner CariDee English makes a cameo as Bart Bass’ date. The episode was directed by Norman Buckley and written by Jessica Queller
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Vanessa: Legally 18 to play 17. Dan's friend (and possible love interest). Brooklyn alternachick. Downtown beautiful, fast talking, strong-willed, artist/filmmaker. Hates the private school world. Recurring Role.
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|10-13-2007, 03:07 PM||#3 (permalink)|
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1.07 Victor, Victrola
Wednesday, November 7
GOSSIP GIRL (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
THINGS ARE HEATING UP BETWEEN SERENA AND DAN — After surviving the on-again/off-again nature of their new relationship, Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan (Penn Badgley) finally acknowledge they are crazy about each other, despite their polar opposite worlds that constantly threaten to pull them apart. Chuck (Ed Westwick) contemplates investing in a burlesque club in the hopes of making his hard-to-please father, Bart (guest star Robert John Burke), proud of him. Nate (Chace Crawford) confronts his father, Captain (guest star Sam Robards), about the drugs he found in the house, but his father denies having a problem. Jenny (Taylor Momsen) discovers a secret her father, Rufus (Matthew Settle), and mother, Alison (guest star Susan Misner), have been keeping from her. Finally, Blair (Leighton Meester) is once again devastated by Nate’s actions after Jenny reveals that Nate kissed her by accident thinking she was Serena. The episode was directed by Tony Wharmby and written by K.J. Steinberg
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1.08 Seventeen Candles
Wednesday, November 14
IT’S BLAIR’S SEVENTEENTH BIRTHDAY PARTY! — Devastated by the current
state of her relationship with Nate (Chace Crawford) and still dealing with the guilt from
her recent indiscretion, Blair (Leighton Meester) puts on a happy face for her 17th
birthday party and attempts to hide the truth from her friends. Hoping to ease the tension
between Serena (Blake Lively) and Vanessa (guest star Jessica Szohr), Dan (Penn
Badgley) takes Vanessa to Blair’s party so the girls can have some bonding time, but this
only ends up making Serena more uncomfortable. Jenny (Taylor Momsen) brings her
mom (guest star Susan Misner) home for a surprise visit, but Rufus (Matthew Settle) may
not be ready to forgive and forget. Nate’s parents (guest stars Sam Robards and Francie
Swift) ask him to make a huge sacrifice in an effort to salvage his father’s business as he
faces charges of embezzlement and fraud. Ed Westwick and Kelly Rutherford also star.
The episode was directed by Lee Shallat Chemel and written by Felicia D. Henderson
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1.09 Blair Waldorf Must Pie!
Wednesday, November 28
GOSSIP GIRL (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
“BLAIR WALDORF MUST PIE!” – John Shay guest stars as Blair’s father. The Humphreys and van der Woodsens share an awkward Thanksgiving dinner.
Writers: K.J. Steinberg and Jessica Queller
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Harold Waldorf: 45-50. Tall, handsome, and crazy about his daughter, Blair. Lives with his model boyfriend in Paris. A Cary Grant charmer with impeccable taste and manners, formerly married to fashion designer, Eleanor. OPEN TO STAR NAMES.
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|10-13-2007, 03:07 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2002
On the series, the unseen blogger serves as the show's narrator, and is voiced by "Veronica Mars" herself, Kristen Bell. Schwartz said that Bell will continue to be the voice of Gossip Girl. Will we ever see her? “We want to never say never," Schwartz said. "But certainly not for awhile."
Producers told TV critics they are working on scenes that will feature Matthew Settle’s musical side. During the early days of his career, he was in a rock band.
“They didn’t break up,” Settle says.”They kicked me out. I think I said something stupid during a show.”
Rufus’ former band was called Lincoln Hawk, after Sylvester Stallone’s character in the film flop “Over the Top.”
Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford Dishes Upcoming Drama
by Megan Cherkezian
Spotted: S and B's common thread, N, chatting with TVGuide.com outside school. Is B jealous when she hears her man drop S' name to the online reporter? OK, so that's not exactly how it went, but we did talk to Gossip Girl's (Wednesdays, 9 pm/ET, CW) Chace Crawford about S and B and all that comes with attending an Upper East Side private school. He also shared some scoop on Nate's heated family drama, a Thanksgiving you won't want to miss, and a guest star in tonight's episode that he's really excited about.
TVGuide.com: OK, I'll admit it, I'm addicted. This show is such a guilty pleasure.
Chace Crawford: Hey, that's what I like to hear! I'm even impressed with everything that [I've seen].
TVGuide.com: It's funny to see this teenage hierarchy in Manhattan, because I live in New York, but I never went to private high school here. Do you think the attitudes and some of the behavior is accurate?
Crawford: There's definitely some degree of it being what goes into making a television [show], but I think it's accurate in terms of the family pressure and the social structure of it all. Are there characters like Chuck [Ed Westwick] out there? [Laughs] I don't really know. But there are people in that vein of the whole Ryan Phillippe/Cruel Intentions type thing, and it's great. I think Blair Waldorf [Leighton Meester] is one of the stand-up characters on the show. I've talked to some people who say the story is a mirror image of some things that do go on.
TVGuide.com: There are always going to be cliques, so even if it's taken to an extreme with someone like Chuck, it's still relatable at times.
Crawford: There are some corruptive individuals out there. I've heard that kids do take limos when they're freshmen, and they're not chaperoned, the parents are absent. Teenagers aren't as dumb as everyone thinks. Especially in today's society — it gets worse in terms of the partying early on. I don't think it's too over-the-top in that sense.
TVGuide.com: I'd imagine it's fun to play Nate, because he's quiet and brooding. He hangs with the school jerk, but he's this nice guy underneath who's trying to carve out his own life.
Crawford: Exactly. I totally enjoy playing that. What makes it interesting is the moral conviction. I'd much rather play that than the funny guy. He takes it a little more seriously. There's that side of Nate that is a partyer who loves the girls, but they haven't shed light on that, because that's not where he's at right now. I love that he's having issues with his dad and his family — you're getting a window to what goes into inducing all this behavior.
TVGuide.com: There's a story there and it makes you want to learn more about him.
Crawford: It totally does. You know there's stuff going on down deep. I'm improving my acting by getting to play a character like this.
TVGuide.com: His dad makes me angry. He's completely frustrating and a familiar father figure from many teen dramas and films: "Live my dream, go to my college, be a lawyer." Are we going to see Nate totally pull away from that after admitting he didn't want to go to Dartmouth?
Crawford: It just gets worse. [Laughs] We're filming the Thanksgiving episode right now, and it gets pretty intense between him and his father. [Nate's] mom comes around a few episodes down the line and I'm not always crashing on Chuck's couch. It develops Nate's background a lot more.
TVGuide.com: Now, obviously the biggest storyline is all the romantic turmoil. What can we expect to see between Nate and Serena [Blake Lively]?
Crawford: Ohhh, it's all unexpected. They're putting the brakes on that right now. He definitely has issues with Blair and mainly with his father, but I think it's going to come back full circle. He ultimately loves this girl. He loves both of them, but they represent completely polar opposite things. He loves Blair, he's known her for years, but she also represents the negative side to his family, and Serena represents something else. She possesses something he wishes to obtain — not only to be with her, but to have the freedom she has in her life. I think he's having trouble breaking out of where he is.
TVGuide.com: Will Nate and Dan [Penn Badgley] become friends even though they both have their eye on Serena?
Crawford: I like the possibility [of that]. It's not going there [right now], but it's always open. I think it's going to happen.
TVGuide.com: Are there any newcomers or guest stars coming up?
Crawford: Yes, actually in the next episode. I did a film called The Covenant and Sebastian Stan, who's the villain in it, is a phenomenal actor — and my best friend. He lives in New York and I remember him calling me up going, "I'm reading for Gossip Girl today, are you on set?" I dropped the word to the producers — I didn't really have to — and he got the part, so I got to work with my best friend! He guest-spots this week. They liked him so much they'll probably write him in more.
TVGuide.com: And will we find out who Gossip Girl is this season?
Crawford: Probably not anytime soon. [Laughs] It could be Chuck, it could be Rufus [Matthew Settle].... Who knows?
|10-13-2007, 03:36 PM||#6 (permalink)|
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Thanks for all the sides posted. Seriously, my BC heart is so happy but also sad for Chuck, of course.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Blair will see what's right in front of her though.
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|10-13-2007, 11:51 PM||#13 (permalink)|
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Location: Everywhere!! :D Credit to LJ for the icons
|10-13-2007, 11:52 PM||#14 (permalink)|
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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
According to The Futon Critic, there won't be an episode airing on Halloween. Episode 6 "The Handmaiden's Tale" airs Wednesday, October 24 and Episode 7 "Victor, Victrola!" airs Wednesday, November 7. Probably since all the main "Gossip Viewers" will be out trick-or-treating or partying.
|10-14-2007, 12:14 AM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Sides for 1.08...
EXT. ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL - EARLY MORNING
The camera moves down the stately spires of the Church, heads toward the front door.
GOSSIP GIRL: (V.O.) According to the Catholic Church, mortal sin can only be absolved through the sacred act of Confession...
INT. ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL - CONTINUOUS
The camera glides past a row of pews toward the altar, floats toward the confessionals.
GOSSIP GIRL: But looks like a certain WASP Princess has recently found herself desperately in need of a little unburdening, and who is The Man Upstairs to discriminate...?
And then we hear --
BLAIR: (V.O.) Forgive me father, for I have sinned. It's been... a long time since my last confession.
INT. ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL - CONFESSIONAL - CONTINUOUS
Inside the curtain we find Blair kneeling, facing the privacy screen, speaking to a Priest.
PRIEST: What troubles you, my child?
INT. CHUCK'S LIMO - NIGHT - FLASHBACK
QUICK CUTS OF: Pure teen lust -- Blair and Chuck groping each other. On one seat of the limo, then another; on the floor; Blair on top; Chuck on top (from end of episode 1.07).
BACK TO CONFESSION
Blair spills forth in a torrent.
BLAIR: After being broken up with my boyfriend for exactly twenty minutes, I succumbed to inebriation, performed at a speakeasy, and compromised my virtue... with a self-absorbed ass! (beat) The only good news is that Chuck's a shallow playboy who'll act like it never happened, thank God!
The Priest coughs.
BLAIR: Sorry. (then) Well, that's it, really. Thanks for listening. Guess I'm ready for my punishment.
BLAIR: Right. What d'you got for me? Flogging? Fasting? Do I have to put that thing with the teeth around my thigh, like Silas --
PRIEST: (onto her) How about some food for thought, instead? Don't drink, keep your clothes on, and try avoiding those who might cause you to stray.
BLAIR: Oh, I plan to. (genuine) Thank you, Father. That's good advice.
Blair goes to exit, then turns back.
BLAIR: You don't grant birthday wishes, do you?
PRIEST: I'm a Priest, not a genie.
BLAIR: And I don't think your best friend would still be your best friend if he knew --
CHUCK: How much I enjoyed the removal of a certain chastity belt in the back of this very limo?
BLAIR: (ears burning) From this moment on, the events of last night will never be spoken of again. Is that clear?
CHUCK: Not as clear as the memory of you purring in my ear... Which I have been replaying over and over.
BLAIR: Well, erase the tape. Because as far as I'm concerned? It never happened.
Her best glare is not able to wipe the smile off his face. He drives off with a wave, leaving her steaming.
INT. COMMUNI-TEA (DINER) - MORNING
Serena and Dan sit in a booth. Making out. Between kisses:
SERENA: Gotta say --
DAN: -- [?] need to say anything --
SERENA: -- this is better than pancakes --
DAN: -- and I know you like pancakes --
REVEAL -- a waitress. Brooklynite forever. Not amused.
WAITRESS: I like pancakes, too. Does that mean I should order you some now?
Dan and Serena realize they're busted. Turn.
DAN: Um -- not sure --
SERENA: Yeah -- we could use another minute --
DAN: Or two. Maybe five.
WAITRESS: How about twenty. Hasta.
The waitress peels off. Laughing, Dan and Serena return to their making out. The waitress passes another waitress -- her back turned to us, as she ties on her apron.
WAITRESS: God, I hate people in love.
The second waitress turns, reveals it's... Vanessa. She looks to the couple in question. Sees who it is.
VANESSA: Wow. Awkward.
Dan -- mid-smooch -- sees Vanessa standing by the counter. Suddenly he stops kissing Serena.
SERENA: I've been called worse but --
DAN: No -- Vanessa. Here.
Vanessa isn't sure if she should turn away. But Dan waves. So she waves. The other waitress sees them waving.
WAITRESS: Oh -- the lovebirds ready to order?
VANESSA: I'll take 'em...
She crosses over. Dan and Serena untangle themselves.
DAN: You work here now?
He takes a breath, grabs her hand. Off Nate: Here we go.
INT. WALDORF PENTHOUSE - BLAIR'S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS
Eleanor and Blair watch with a mix of intrigue and horror.
BLAIR: Since when does drunk and disorderly get this much attention?
TV NEWSCASTER: Archibald has denied embezzlement and obstruction charges related to millions of dollars in misappropriated funds...
ELEANOR: There's your answer. [can't read the next line]
BLAIR: Nate looks so helpless.
ELEANOR: I need to call my attorney.
BLAIR: I need to talk to Nate.
GOSSIP GIRL: (V.O.) Mrs. Waldorf better design herself a pair of thigh-high boots. Looks like she's in pretty deep...
Eleanor exits, as Blair texts Nate.
INT. HUMPHREY LOFT - MORNING
Rufus is in the kitchen pouring himself a cup of coffee when the front door opens. With his back to the door, Rufus says:
RUFUS: It's about time my long lost daughter returned to the fold.
Jenny steps into the room.
RUFUS: You know me, Al. I'm a loyal guy. Once I commit to something, I stick with it.
A sharp look between them. Jenny eases the tension.
JENNY: (smiles) Great. I'll get the syrup...
BLAIR: (V.O.) I can't believe he told her you guys were going to do it!
INT. MADISON AVENUE JEWELRY STORE - DAY
Serena watches as a Salesman tries to untangle Blair's hair from the clasp of a necklace she's tried on.
SERENA: Well... I told you.
BLAIR: (to Salesman) Ow! Those hairs you're pulling are attached to my head.
SALESMAN: My apologies.
Salesman gets it free, heads off. Blair continues.
BLAIR: (to Serena) That's different. I'm a girl.
SERENA: So is she.
BLAIR: Exactly my point.
Serena sighs, unsure about this. Looks to Blair.
SERENA: You still haven't told me how Nate's doing. I can't believe it's all over the news...
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