With turkey season around the corner, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the things for which we’re grateful. (Christmas/Hanukkah is better spent getting sauced, and New Year’s Eve is the time for making New Year’s resolutions with week-long expiration dates.) For those of us at The New York Observer, it’s hard to choose just what we’re the most thankful for. Is it the Occupy Wall Street movement, for providing us with a rich number of stories to cover for the past two months? Or should we be thanking Josh Schwartz & Co. over at Gossip Girl—which celebrated its 100th episode with a party at Cipriani this weekend—for introducing the nation to our very own “Power Couples” list?
Last night as we entered the hallowed halls of Carnegie to see Alec Baldwin and soprano Renee Fleming in a staged reading of A.R Gurney‘s Love Letters, we thought of a funny joke to explain our tardiness. “We couldn’t find the street called ‘Practice,’” we apologized as we picked up our tickets. Zing!
Things that won't die
Gossip Girl’s Ed Westick always manages to look so dapper when photographed out and about: whether he’s taking his brother to the US Open or attending Simon Spurr’s Fashion Week show, Westwick retains the effortlessly cool style of Chuck Bass even while the show is off air. Or so we thought.
Three to Tango
While the Sex and the City prequel film is still up in the air, rumors today abound that the CW will be coming to rescue young Americans from having to think about relationships in anything other than metaphors about chocolate. Think: a TV adaptation of The Carrie Diaries, Candace Bushnell’s teen tale of the iconic Bradshaw during her senior year of high school. Obviously, this show will be produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, they of Gossip Girl and The O.C. fame. Who knows the inner-workings of rich teenagers better than those two.
And yet…we have reservations.
Whenever I see Bebe, which I do for lunch every few months, I am always relieved to find that she is still wearing a headband. For a while, there were a lot of women wearing them, in some misguided ode to Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl. They all bailed around the time Blake Lively’s cleavage Read More
British tabloids report–and take this with a grain of salt the size of Manhattan–that the Sex and the City film series (which all began with a column in the Observer) is to be rebooted, based on author Candace Bushnell’s teen novel The Carrie Diaries. Director Michael Patrick King is said to want Blake Read More
In anticipation of tonight’s “Gossip Girl” – Dan and Blair as W interns! Fetching coffee for Stefano Tonchi! — The CW today unleashed an interactive Facebook game that’s as over-the-top and campy as the show itself. It’s called “Gossip Girl: Social Climbing,” and it’s not the first time the show has dabbled Read More
Child Actress Syndrome
Back in November, we learned that at some point during this season of “Gossip Girl,” the pretty-faced cast members would crane their necks up at 4 Times Square, zip up the Conde Nast building in a silver elevator, and walk into the W headquarters. Yes, they would soon endure the time-honored rich-kid tradition of Read More
ROUND 'EM UP, In Other News
In the season finale of the fourth season of Gossip Girl, Blair Waldorf banishes the character of Jenny Humphrey from the island of Manhattan, thus instigating her retreat from the Upper East Side enclave of entitlement that she once found herself on the cusp of breaching. Gossip Girl is a work of art that life Read More
- When asked about his relationship with Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley says flippantly, “We’re not friends.” Who are you Penn, Kelly Bensimon?
- The Situation is opening a gym at The Plaza, apparently. Next up: a tanning salon at the W.?