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Leighton Meester Loves

Leighton Meester Loves

Leighton Meester, aka Gossip Girl‘s queen bee Blair Waldorf, talked backstage with Just Jared at the Sunsilk’s “Life Can’t Wait” event yesterday in NYC’s Times Square.

The 21-year-old actress/aspiring singer talked about how she spent her Valentine’s Day, how she got the nickname “Happy Feet” and the kinds of tracks she’s laying down in the studio. Here’s how the interview went down:

How did you spend your Valentine’s Day? I was in Toronto and spent the day there. I got a couples massage with my castmate Nicole Fiscella. We went back to L.A., a friend of mine came over and we watched a movie together.

Since you’ve lived in NYC for 10 years already, where do you love to frequent for food and shopping? I live in the West Village, so I love all of the local restaurants–The Spotted Pig, Sant Ambroeus. As for shopping, I love the boutiques on the Lower East Side but I still love to spend my money at Barneys and Macy’s.

Are your friends from New York? Hollywood? Elementary school? I have one friend that I’ve had since I was 11. Other than that, my friends are from the past few years. I don’t really keep in touch with anybody from high school, oddly enough. But yeah, I keep in touch with just real people who are nice to me. (laughs)

What kind of music can we expect to hear from you since you’ve been recording in the studio? It’s electronic-y, some electric guitar, some keyboard. I have a huge range of songs. Some of them I just talk, I do a little–not rapping–but talking, sort of spoken word. It’s a little Fergie, a little like Gwen Stefani and M.I.A.

Will there be dancing involved in your music somehow? I don’t think I’m going to be dancing but I definitely could! My nickname used to be Happy Feet. If I’m standing there and music is playing on set, I’ll be doing this. (bops up and down) People used to be like, ‘Why are you Happy Feet? You need to stop that now.’


Leighton Meester Loves — PART II

Have you had formal dance and vocal training? When I was little, I went to take dance classes for years. Ballet, jazz and during high school, modern dance. Now that I think about it, I’ve been singing and dancing my entire life.

Who would you like to collaborate with on your album? It’s hard to say, there are so many up and coming people. (pauses) I would want to work with a band. I’d love to meet my favorite artists, meet them, hang out with them and just jam. Not necessarily record.

Which artists do you love at the moment? I love Chris Cornell. It’s really weird. Not the type of music that I make but he has such a powerful and beautiful voice. I love Incubus. They have a really good mixture of electric sounds with true band and his (Brandon Boyd) voice… he’s hot.

Do you write your own music? I write the lyrics and I collaborate with my friend and producer. His name is Shahine Ezell. He’s also an actor and we met working on a movie called Remember the Daze (Remember the Ordinary). It’s coming out next month on the 11th.

Leighton was such a sweetie pie, took pictures with me, and asked me funny questions abut this blog, like, “Do your friends really call you Just Jared?”

After the interview, Ms. Meester took photos with celebrity stylist Andy LeCompte (pictured below) and a few others. Check out this video of Leighton talking about the Sunsilk event.



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  • Jenna

    she is so pretty.. love gossip girl can’t wait till it comes back!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kenzz

    i love gossip girl

  • Oh angelina!

    Jared, you’re a doll! Leighton is so gorgeous. Her eyes remind me of two of my favorite actresses – Robin Strasser and Robin Christopher. She seems like a great girl, I wish her much success!

  • vy

    love her

  • Diana

    Shes just so gorgeous!! and such a great actress!
    i can’t wait till her album drops!

  • MATT


  • [☆F a m o u s☆]

    ahhhhhh.. jared had the mean boner talking to meester! lmaooo

    blake’s still better.

  • julia

    AWWW Jared You are so adorable…

    Cheers Buddy!

  • julia

    lol Jared Where is my Post? All I said was You are sooo cute..

  • julia

    oops sorry well doubley cute..

  • Milena_From_Italy

    Do your friends really call you Just Jared? I want the answer!! ^^

  • jk

    she`s cute. i really like her as a actress.

  • gabsterzz

    love her!

  • http://msn Lips,tits,ass and OMG!!

    Ok Jared. Thats just corny. Why be like Perez? you’re better than that!!!

  • [☆F a m o u s☆]


    don’t be a dumb ass. lol


    CUTE !

  • emanuelle

    gosh i loooove leighton!!!
    she’s just such a role model!!



  • miss

    Milena_From_Italy, q for u :)
    mmmm where r u from? cause i would say u cant be italian having the name milena :) cause my name is milena as well :)

  • aeon

    Jared longtime man. You are all grown up. Look at you. No wonder you are not on the board as much socializing with the new celebs of tomorrow or the wantabees.

    Very proud of you. Keep up the good work,

  • Elow

    Jareddd I hateeee youuu loool !!!


  • Lillianne

    YAY Jared

  • kate

    I think Blake is a lot prettier

  • yeah

    Leighton is gorgeous and she sounds very intellectual in her interviews, no “yeh, like totally” at any time she;s interviewed.

    go Jared!! woohoo

  • emily☆

    omj is that you Jared??
    cool! :D
    I have always wanted to know what you looked liked!!

  • Dina

    Jared i luv ya


  • Lois

    God, I love her. Such a brillaint actress and Blair is my fave TV character ever!

  • Natalie

    Ahh she sounds like such a sweetie!
    I love her and gossip girl, can’t wait for new episodes to come back on!!

  • maddyboy

    You are so adorable! What a cutie!

  • Tamsen

    OMG JARED you are Filipino? No wonder you are so obsessed with Vanessa Hudgens. i never knew! LOL

  • yeah

    Tamsen..that’s’re post cracked me up..I never thought of that either. LOL

  • [☆F a m o u s☆]

    “God, I love her. Such a brillaint actress and Blair is my fave TV character ever!”

    lmaoo that must be some pure coke you’re sniffing.

  • t

    so gorgeous

  • wedding peach

    She has a beautiful smile, and sparkly eyes.
    And Jared looks like he’s loving his life. Can you blame him?

    I think he’s obsessed with Angelina and Jessica too.
    But that Vanessa gives him access because he is compassionate and a friendly face.

  • kathastic

    i love your interviews jared

  • http://;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; hey Jared



    You inspire loyalty..

  • Ingrid

    i was there

  • Natalia

    awww, i’m soo jelaous!

    love her!


  • jodie

    wow,,evnthough im not in the first page.i wud just like to say OMG!
    i loove u jared!thank u for posting abt leighton evry now and then.
    gosh..i sooooo love all haters out there:f off!i won’t stop u frm giving outrageous comments.i just noe shes so beautiful.and i think shes better than blake!better nd hotter!cool!.

  • cristine

    she looks like Gwen Stefani

  • LoveLee

    I love her!
    love jared too of course.

  • Milena_From_Italy

    miss @ 02/20/2008 at 6:06 pm Milena_From_Italy, q for u
    mmmm where r u from? cause i would say u cant be italian having the name milena cause my name is milena as well

    I’m from Italy, really!! ^__^

  • tracy


    gotta spread the love! More Leighton!!!

  • geniass

    Yeahhh!! Gossip Guy and Blair!!

  • jason

    ew jared is so busted. he has dave chapelle crack head lips. YUCK.

    are there any hot bloggers out there?!

  • diane

    Ilove gossip girl but we all love just

  • carole

    she is pretty!

  • Ashleyinwonderland

    I just really hope that the album is good! i love this girl so much and if it bombs to could really be bad for her! but maybe its great!

  • =)

    she reminds me of Alicia Silverstone..

    i like her but i love leighton!=)

  • carol

    chris cornell and brandon boyd? goooooood taste