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Gossip Girl Watch: Chuck Has Eyes Wide Shut And Dan Is Hot For Teacher

Is Gossip Girl jumping the shark? A teacher-student romance and an "Eyes Wide Shut" storyline in one episode?! These kids aren't even in college, let alone the big bad world of finance and they're already embroiled in scandals. Here are Blindie's over-the-top ten moments moments of Gossip Girl's "Carnal Knowledge" episode:

  1. Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) gets detention! We should've known this episode was gonna be a shocker when the Queen Bee actually gets punished. Well, at least she made Dorota (Zuzanna Szadkowski) do all the work.
  2. Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) wakes up in a hotel room with a strange tattoo on his arm, and flashbacks of a night of debauchery reminiscent of Stanley Kubrick's last film "Eyes Wide Shut." All obvious questions aside, but does Chuck even go to school anymore?
  3. Does anyone else think the english teacher Rachel Carr (Laura Breckenridge) looks like Shannon Doherty (from the original 90210 years)?
  4. That awesome dialogue that keeps us coming back for more: "Is a scandal still a scandal if you can't text about it?" Hazel (Dreama Walker) complains when their cell phones are confiscated at school; "Talk about the filthy rich," Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr) says when she sees Chuck in his apres-party unkemptness; "I can't believe we're here on a Saturday evening, that's a lot of cancelled retstaurant reservations," Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford) laments when she has to attend an emergency parent meeting at the school.
  5. We love when Blair compared Dan and Ms. Carr to that infamous teacher who had an affair with her student, Mary Kay Letourneau!
  6. Blair's plan to take down the english teacher backfires and she faces expulsion for spreading a rumor about Dan Humphrey getting it on with Ms. Carr.
  7. Rumor starts to become truth when Dan meets with the english teacher at a dimly lit cafe. Really? Who does that? Like they couldn't talk at school?
  8. We love how Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) is quick to sell Dan up the river as soon as she sees him barely touching Ms. Carr for like a split second. Blair snaps a photo on her cell phone and uses it to bail Blair out of her lies so she won't have to go to Oberlin!
  9. Chuck goes on a wild goose chase for the mysterious masked woman who pleasured him the previous night and finds out his father was involved in a secret gentleman's club. We're not sure where this is going but since the woman has already turned up missing it's definitely gonna be scandalous and shocking and age-inappropriate!
  10. Dan and Serena are splitsville again! And Dan's already jumped into bed with the english teacher, or should we say the english teacher has already jumped his bones. Too bad the dean of Constance Billard was about to call and offer Ms. Carr her job back!

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Gossip Girl Watch: Adoption, College Acceptance And Drama At The Opera

We thought that after the Rufus and Lily spin off was announced, their Gossip Girl lovefest would take a backseat to the teenage drama, but the parent PDA continues! And what's with the obsession over Yale? Pick another Ivy League, there are seven others! Here are Blindie's top moments from Gossip Girl's "You've Got Yale" episode:

  1. Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) tries every trick in the Blair Waldorf book of backstabbing and then some to kick his Uncle Jack out of the company - from planting drugs, to setting him up with a transsexual and putting his name on Megan's' List (the California sex offender's list).
  2. Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle) and Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford) are playing sleep-over and her daughter Serena complains she is "pretending not to hear what [she} hears in the middle of the night." Awkward!
  3. Why is Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) still sacrificing herself for Blair (Leighton Meester)? She even gives up her spot at Yale so Blair can move off the wait-list. Bring back bitchy Serena!
  4. Blair gets a dog! We were expecting a Labradoodle or a Portugese Water Hound, because we heard those are quite trendy now.
  5. Genius dialogue from Chuck as he calls Rufus a "half-priced hustler!" and says "I don't care where you import them from, I want them young and unstable," as he orders up some women.
  6. Nice to see Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford) and Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr) still hanging in there with the minimum amount of lines needed to receive a paycheck, but really their scenes were so unnecessary.
  7. Chuck finally gets a mother as Lily follows through with her plans to adopt him to help him gain control of his father's company. And Chuck returns the favor as he comes to Lily's aid when a coked up Uncle Jack tries to rape her at the opera.
  8. Serena oders a home dread-locking kit! Really? There's a home kit?
  9. We love that Serena is choosing the slackers Ivy League, Brown University!
  10. Blair gets schooled by the new teacher! That'll teach her to "act out on people."
Photo Credit: Giovanni Rufino / The CW
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Gossip Girl Watch: Uncle Jack Serves Up Betrayal With Cocktails and Coquettes

Backstabbing? Check! Underage drinking? Check! Drugs and hookers? Check, and check! All of the regular Gossip Girl plot points are present. So why did the last scene fizzle into a Brady Bunch moment? We're starting to suspect the Gossip Girl writers must live in Brooklyn because all of the betrayal seems to happen on Manhattan's Upper East Side but warm and fuzzy moments are always going down at the Humphrey's Brooklyn loft. WTF? We love the Serena and Dan thing and even the Rufus and Lily affair, but only if it's going to cause drama! Here are Blindie's top ten moments from Gossip Girl's "Gone with the Will" episode:

  1. Chuck Bass' (Ed Westwick) father leaves him the majority share of Bass Industries, and Chuck is upset! Huh? What?
  2. Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) is totally playing the third wheel hag role and blocking Eric van der Woodsen (Connor Paolo) from getting some alone time with his boyfriend Jonathon. Get your own guy Jenny!
  3. I can't believe Dan Humphrey told Vanessa about his father's love child in a candy store! Well, at least it was Dylan's candy store. And of course it gets leaked to Gossip Girl -on purpose! Silly Dan, doesn't he know the walls have ears on the Upper East Side.
  4. We love how the little Upper East Side girls call Dan a "Brooklyn pig" and accuse Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr) of "failing upwards" because she couldn't make it work with Dan and she's now dating Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford).
  5. We love that Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) has a sign reserving the eclairs for Chuck at his celebratory brunch!
  6. OMFG!! Are we sure these kids are in high school?!! Chuck is caught by Bass Industry board members sitting behind a desk covered in drugs and two lingerie-clad women perched at his side! And all thanks to the ultimate backstabber Uncle Jack.
  7. And amidst all of the drama, Lily and Rufus are lounging in bed basking in their afterglow and reminiscing about old rocker days.
  8. Too bad Chuck chose "cocktails and coquettes" over "business and Blair" because this time Blair is not sticking by his side!
  9. So Lily and Rufus' son is not dead? Damn! Everyone's a liar on this show! Even the adopted parents. EW's Ausiello was right!
  10. The Chuck and Jack feud is ON! And our money is on Chuck for the win.
PHOTO CREDIT: Craig Blankenhorn / The CW
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GIMME FIVE: Most Anticipated TV Shows Of 2009, Including True Beauty, Daddy’s Girls And Gossip Girl!

Reprogram your TiVo or DVR because there are a few new television shows---and some returning faves---that you can't dare to miss! Here is Blindie's shortlist of our most anticipated TV shows of 2009: True Beauty: It's America's Next Top Model meets Punk'D as reality show powerhouses Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher team up to trick a bevy of pretty guys and gals into proving they posess inner beauty for a prize of $100,000 and a spot in People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful issue. we can't wait to see if Ms. Banks will strike gold with another reality beauty pageant. Vanessa Minnillo, Nolé Marin and 1970s supermodel Cheryl Tiegs star as judges. Premieres January 5, on ABC. Summer Heights High season 2: The hilarious mockumentary set at an Australian high school has filled the void left behind after BBC America's Little Britain was cancelled. We just can't get enough of super-talented Chris Lilley in the roles of the self-absorbed private school exchange student Ja'mie, the hyper-active problem child Jonah, and he effeminate and sometimes inappropriate performing arts teacher Mr. G. HBO hasn't announced Season 2 yet, but our fingers are crossed! Daddy's Girls: The multi-talented daughters of rap legend Run DMC's Russell Simmons, Angela and Vanessa Simmons, are moving out of daddy Run's House and trying to make it on their own in L.A. Along for the reality ride is their cousin Jessica, and their friend and aspiring singer Alycia. We hope Girls will offer some much-needed positive television role models for young black girls everywhere. Premieres January 5, on MTV. 90210: The CW (aka 90s spinoff machine..yes Melrose Place is next!) is bringing new episodes back in January and we can't wait to see who Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) ends up with, what's the real deal with Anne-Dixon-Naomi's new brother (Josh Henderson), and if Annie (Shenae Grimes) will lose her virginity to Ethan (Dustin Milligan). Gossip Girl : Of course we can't wait for new episodes of The CW's GG! Will Chuck (Ed Westwick) find his way back into Blair's (Leighton Meester) loving embrace? Will Jenny (Taylor Momsen) steal Nate (Chace Crawford) away from backstabbing Vanessa (Jessica Szohr)? Will Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan (Penn Badgley) finally admit they're still in love?
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Gossip Girl Watch: Death And Love On The Upper Eastside

Bart Bass is dead and when the wealthy die the skeletons come out of the closet -and apparently so does Eric's boyfriend. Lily's big secret is finally revealed as Chuck Bass' (Ed Westwick) emotions get exposed and Blair (Leighton Meester) gets all maternal, or maybe just a bit Jewish. Here are Blindie's top ten OMG moments:

  1. The episode title "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?" is so painfully bad. What is this The Simpsons?
  2. Eric van der Woodsen points out that grandmother Cece had gin her teacup -at breakfast no less! And Eric's boyfriend Jonathan finally surfaces, for like a minute, and then that storyline goes nowhere.
  3. A drunk Chuck stumbles to his father's funeral and tells off Dan Humphrey and Lilly Van der Woodsen for killing his father.
  4. Nate calles Blair maternal and she denies it claiming, "I'm not maternal, I've just been spending too much time with Cyrus and I'm turning Jewish."
  5. Always one to find a way to get exposure and publicity, Jenny offers to make amends to Eleanor Waldorf by making her wedding dress -something circa Mick and Bianca 1971.
  6. Blair tells Chuck she would stand by him no matter what, and when she declares her love for him he coldly says "that's too bad." Blair sobs to her soon-to-be stepfather, "only a masochist could love a narcissist."
  7. Lilly finally declares " I love Rufus" but of course they still can't be together. We're not clear why though -is it because she had an abortion years ago in a hospital in France or did she give birth to their lovechild and put it up for adoption?
  8. Serena Van der Woodsen is going to Buenos Aires with Aaron Rose for the holiday to finally seal the deal and sleep with him and Dan is wishing he asked her not to go.
  9. Why don't the Humphreys just move to the city already? They spend all their time chasing after the Waldorfs and the van der Woodsens in Manhattan anyway.
  10. Broken and lonely Chuck finally falls into Blair's loving embrace, then disappears in the morning. We live for unrequited love!
PHOTO CREDIT: Giovanni Rufino / The CW
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Gossip Girl Hookup Alert: Ed Westwick & Jessica Szohr Spotted Kissing At Airport

'Nessa may have finally nabbed her Nate (Chace Crawford) on screen, but is hooking up with resident bad boy Chuck Nasty off! In off-the-camera Gossip Girl news, costars Ed Westwick (aka Chuck Bass) and ethnic hottie Jessica Szohr (aka Vanessa Abrams) were seen making out at the Dallas airport before boarding a flight to New York Sunday night, according to the New York Post's Page Six. "They were trying to be discreet by stealing kisses near the gate," a source told the gossip column. "They were kissing in the aisles, but once they sat, she read her script and he drank a Heineken."
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Gossip Girl Watch: Chuck Has Eyes Wide Shut And Dan Is Hot For Teacher

Is Gossip Girl jumping the shark? A teacher-student romance and an "Eyes Wide Shut" storyline in one episode?! These kids aren't even in college, let alone the big bad world of finance and they're already embroiled in scandals. Here are Blindie's over-the-top ten moments moments of Gossip Girl's "Carnal Knowledge" episode:

  1. Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) gets detention! We should've known this episode was gonna be a shocker when the Queen Bee actually gets punished. Well, at least she made Dorota (Zuzanna Szadkowski) do all the work.
  2. Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) wakes up in a hotel room with a strange tattoo on his arm, and flashbacks of a night of debauchery reminiscent of Stanley Kubrick's last film "Eyes Wide Shut." All obvious questions aside, but does Chuck even go to school anymore?
  3. Does anyone else think the english teacher Rachel Carr (Laura Breckenridge) looks like Shannon Doherty (from the original 90210 years)?
  4. That awesome dialogue that keeps us coming back for more: "Is a scandal still a scandal if you can't text about it?" Hazel (Dreama Walker) complains when their cell phones are confiscated at school; "Talk about the filthy rich," Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr) says when she sees Chuck in his apres-party unkemptness; "I can't believe we're here on a Saturday evening, that's a lot of cancelled retstaurant reservations," Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford) laments when she has to attend an emergency parent meeting at the school.
  5. We love when Blair compared Dan and Ms. Carr to that infamous teacher who had an affair with her student, Mary Kay Letourneau!
  6. Blair's plan to take down the english teacher backfires and she faces expulsion for spreading a rumor about Dan Humphrey getting it on with Ms. Carr.
  7. Rumor starts to become truth when Dan meets with the english teacher at a dimly lit cafe. Really? Who does that? Like they couldn't talk at school?
  8. We love how Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) is quick to sell Dan up the river as soon as she sees him barely touching Ms. Carr for like a split second. Blair snaps a photo on her cell phone and uses it to bail Blair out of her lies so she won't have to go to Oberlin!
  9. Chuck goes on a wild goose chase for the mysterious masked woman who pleasured him the previous night and finds out his father was involved in a secret gentleman's club. We're not sure where this is going but since the woman has already turned up missing it's definitely gonna be scandalous and shocking and age-inappropriate!
  10. Dan and Serena are splitsville again! And Dan's already jumped into bed with the english teacher, or should we say the english teacher has already jumped his bones. Too bad the dean of Constance Billard was about to call and offer Ms. Carr her job back!

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Gossip Girl Watch: Adoption, College Acceptance And Drama At The Opera

We thought that after the Rufus and Lily spin off was announced, their Gossip Girl lovefest would take a backseat to the teenage drama, but the parent PDA continues! And what's with the obsession over Yale? Pick another Ivy League, there are seven others! Here are Blindie's top moments from Gossip Girl's "You've Got Yale" episode:

  1. Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) tries every trick in the Blair Waldorf book of backstabbing and then some to kick his Uncle Jack out of the company - from planting drugs, to setting him up with a transsexual and putting his name on Megan's' List (the California sex offender's list).
  2. Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle) and Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford) are playing sleep-over and her daughter Serena complains she is "pretending not to hear what [she} hears in the middle of the night." Awkward!
  3. Why is Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) still sacrificing herself for Blair (Leighton Meester)? She even gives up her spot at Yale so Blair can move off the wait-list. Bring back bitchy Serena!
  4. Blair gets a dog! We were expecting a Labradoodle or a Portugese Water Hound, because we heard those are quite trendy now.
  5. Genius dialogue from Chuck as he calls Rufus a "half-priced hustler!" and says "I don't care where you import them from, I want them young and unstable," as he orders up some women.
  6. Nice to see Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford) and Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr) still hanging in there with the minimum amount of lines needed to receive a paycheck, but really their scenes were so unnecessary.
  7. Chuck finally gets a mother as Lily follows through with her plans to adopt him to help him gain control of his father's company. And Chuck returns the favor as he comes to Lily's aid when a coked up Uncle Jack tries to rape her at the opera.
  8. Serena oders a home dread-locking kit! Really? There's a home kit?
  9. We love that Serena is choosing the slackers Ivy League, Brown University!
  10. Blair gets schooled by the new teacher! That'll teach her to "act out on people."
Photo Credit: Giovanni Rufino / The CW
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Gossip Girl Watch: Uncle Jack Serves Up Betrayal With Cocktails and Coquettes

Backstabbing? Check! Underage drinking? Check! Drugs and hookers? Check, and check! All of the regular Gossip Girl plot points are present. So why did the last scene fizzle into a Brady Bunch moment? We're starting to suspect the Gossip Girl writers must live in Brooklyn because all of the betrayal seems to happen on Manhattan's Upper East Side but warm and fuzzy moments are always going down at the Humphrey's Brooklyn loft. WTF? We love the Serena and Dan thing and even the Rufus and Lily affair, but only if it's going to cause drama! Here are Blindie's top ten moments from Gossip Girl's "Gone with the Will" episode:

  1. Chuck Bass' (Ed Westwick) father leaves him the majority share of Bass Industries, and Chuck is upset! Huh? What?
  2. Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) is totally playing the third wheel hag role and blocking Eric van der Woodsen (Connor Paolo) from getting some alone time with his boyfriend Jonathon. Get your own guy Jenny!
  3. I can't believe Dan Humphrey told Vanessa about his father's love child in a candy store! Well, at least it was Dylan's candy store. And of course it gets leaked to Gossip Girl -on purpose! Silly Dan, doesn't he know the walls have ears on the Upper East Side.
  4. We love how the little Upper East Side girls call Dan a "Brooklyn pig" and accuse Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr) of "failing upwards" because she couldn't make it work with Dan and she's now dating Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford).
  5. We love that Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) has a sign reserving the eclairs for Chuck at his celebratory brunch!
  6. OMFG!! Are we sure these kids are in high school?!! Chuck is caught by Bass Industry board members sitting behind a desk covered in drugs and two lingerie-clad women perched at his side! And all thanks to the ultimate backstabber Uncle Jack.
  7. And amidst all of the drama, Lily and Rufus are lounging in bed basking in their afterglow and reminiscing about old rocker days.
  8. Too bad Chuck chose "cocktails and coquettes" over "business and Blair" because this time Blair is not sticking by his side!
  9. So Lily and Rufus' son is not dead? Damn! Everyone's a liar on this show! Even the adopted parents. EW's Ausiello was right!
  10. The Chuck and Jack feud is ON! And our money is on Chuck for the win.
PHOTO CREDIT: Craig Blankenhorn / The CW
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GIMME FIVE: Most Anticipated TV Shows Of 2009, Including True Beauty, Daddy’s Girls And Gossip Girl!

Reprogram your TiVo or DVR because there are a few new television shows---and some returning faves---that you can't dare to miss! Here is Blindie's shortlist of our most anticipated TV shows of 2009: True Beauty: It's America's Next Top Model meets Punk'D as reality show powerhouses Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher team up to trick a bevy of pretty guys and gals into proving they posess inner beauty for a prize of $100,000 and a spot in People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful issue. we can't wait to see if Ms. Banks will strike gold with another reality beauty pageant. Vanessa Minnillo, Nolé Marin and 1970s supermodel Cheryl Tiegs star as judges. Premieres January 5, on ABC. Summer Heights High season 2: The hilarious mockumentary set at an Australian high school has filled the void left behind after BBC America's Little Britain was cancelled. We just can't get enough of super-talented Chris Lilley in the roles of the self-absorbed private school exchange student Ja'mie, the hyper-active problem child Jonah, and he effeminate and sometimes inappropriate performing arts teacher Mr. G. HBO hasn't announced Season 2 yet, but our fingers are crossed! Daddy's Girls: The multi-talented daughters of rap legend Run DMC's Russell Simmons, Angela and Vanessa Simmons, are moving out of daddy Run's House and trying to make it on their own in L.A. Along for the reality ride is their cousin Jessica, and their friend and aspiring singer Alycia. We hope Girls will offer some much-needed positive television role models for young black girls everywhere. Premieres January 5, on MTV. 90210: The CW (aka 90s spinoff machine..yes Melrose Place is next!) is bringing new episodes back in January and we can't wait to see who Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) ends up with, what's the real deal with Anne-Dixon-Naomi's new brother (Josh Henderson), and if Annie (Shenae Grimes) will lose her virginity to Ethan (Dustin Milligan). Gossip Girl : Of course we can't wait for new episodes of The CW's GG! Will Chuck (Ed Westwick) find his way back into Blair's (Leighton Meester) loving embrace? Will Jenny (Taylor Momsen) steal Nate (Chace Crawford) away from backstabbing Vanessa (Jessica Szohr)? Will Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan (Penn Badgley) finally admit they're still in love?
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Gossip Girl Watch: Death And Love On The Upper Eastside

Bart Bass is dead and when the wealthy die the skeletons come out of the closet -and apparently so does Eric's boyfriend. Lily's big secret is finally revealed as Chuck Bass' (Ed Westwick) emotions get exposed and Blair (Leighton Meester) gets all maternal, or maybe just a bit Jewish. Here are Blindie's top ten OMG moments:

  1. The episode title "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?" is so painfully bad. What is this The Simpsons?
  2. Eric van der Woodsen points out that grandmother Cece had gin her teacup -at breakfast no less! And Eric's boyfriend Jonathan finally surfaces, for like a minute, and then that storyline goes nowhere.
  3. A drunk Chuck stumbles to his father's funeral and tells off Dan Humphrey and Lilly Van der Woodsen for killing his father.
  4. Nate calles Blair maternal and she denies it claiming, "I'm not maternal, I've just been spending too much time with Cyrus and I'm turning Jewish."
  5. Always one to find a way to get exposure and publicity, Jenny offers to make amends to Eleanor Waldorf by making her wedding dress -something circa Mick and Bianca 1971.
  6. Blair tells Chuck she would stand by him no matter what, and when she declares her love for him he coldly says "that's too bad." Blair sobs to her soon-to-be stepfather, "only a masochist could love a narcissist."
  7. Lilly finally declares " I love Rufus" but of course they still can't be together. We're not clear why though -is it because she had an abortion years ago in a hospital in France or did she give birth to their lovechild and put it up for adoption?
  8. Serena Van der Woodsen is going to Buenos Aires with Aaron Rose for the holiday to finally seal the deal and sleep with him and Dan is wishing he asked her not to go.
  9. Why don't the Humphreys just move to the city already? They spend all their time chasing after the Waldorfs and the van der Woodsens in Manhattan anyway.
  10. Broken and lonely Chuck finally falls into Blair's loving embrace, then disappears in the morning. We live for unrequited love!
PHOTO CREDIT: Giovanni Rufino / The CW
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Gossip Girl Hookup Alert: Ed Westwick & Jessica Szohr Spotted Kissing At Airport

'Nessa may have finally nabbed her Nate (Chace Crawford) on screen, but is hooking up with resident bad boy Chuck Nasty off! In off-the-camera Gossip Girl news, costars Ed Westwick (aka Chuck Bass) and ethnic hottie Jessica Szohr (aka Vanessa Abrams) were seen making out at the Dallas airport before boarding a flight to New York Sunday night, according to the New York Post's Page Six. "They were trying to be discreet by stealing kisses near the gate," a source told the gossip column. "They were kissing in the aisles, but once they sat, she read her script and he drank a Heineken."
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