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Blake Lively's 'Gossip Girl' Role Could Have Gone to Rumer Willis

Blake Lively wasn’t the first choice that the network had for Serena van der Woodsen when they were casting Gossip Girl many years ago.

“I think the network initially pitched us Ashley Olsen and Rumer Willis for Blair and Serena,” The CW’s casting director David Rapaport told BuzzFeed. “I love Rumer, she’s grown into quite an amazing actress and person, but that, to me, was based on protecting the investment of a television show where creatively, these lesser-known girls really captured the essence of the show and carried it for six years.”

“I read so many people. I think at the end of the day, we tested Blake, Katie Cassidy, who is now on Arrow, and this girl who was [Serena] on the Gossip Girl books. Not even her face, just her legs. But it made sense,” he added.

Pictured inside: Blake wearing a SemSem outfit while attending an event on Saturday (October 3) in New York City.

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Blake Lively Shutting Down Lifestyle Site Preserve: 'It's Not Making a Difference'

Blake Lively is shutting down her website Preserve – at least for the time being.

“We have an incredible team of people who do beautiful work, but we launched the site before it was ready, and it never caught up to its original mission: It’s not making a difference in people’s lives, whether superficially or in a meaningful way. And that’s the whole reason I started this company, not just to fluff myself, like, ‘I’m a celebrity! People will care what I have to say!’ It was so never meant to be that, and that kind of became the crutch because it was already up and already running, and it’s hard to build a brand when you’re running full steam ahead—how do you catch up?” the 28-year-old actress told Vogue.

Blake says she plans to rework the site and reopen on her own time.

“It’s very exciting and it’s also incredibly scary. I never thought I would have the bravery to actually do that, to take the site dark and to say, ‘You know what? I haven’t created something that is as true and impactful as I know it can and will be. And I’m not going to continue to chase my tail and continue to put a product out there that we, as a team, are not proud of,’” Blake added.

The site is planning on shutting down on October 9.

Click inside for more of Blake Lively’s statement on Preserve… More Here! »

Blake Lively, Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes, & Gwyneth Paltrow Cover 'THR'

Blake Lively, Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Katie Holmes take individual covers of THR‘s Top 25 Red Carpet Designers issue with Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Valentino‘s Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri, and Zac Posen, respectively.

Here’s what they had to share with the mag:

Michael, on Blake: “Even in the most glamorous dress, Blake still looks at ease — which I think is the trick to looking terrific.” Blake added, “There is an effortlessness to the elegance of all of Michael’s clothes. His brand of glamour seems attainable. Everything he does is really warm and inviting, just like he is — very inviting.”

Alexander, on Nicole: “She’s an icon. Both a fashion icon and an acting icon.” Nicole adds, “I can’t believe these gowns; they’re amazingly cut and detailed. They’re not like what anyone else designs.”

Zac, on Katie: “When I first saw Katie and her rapport on a red carpet, I saw that magic. Some people are just born with star quality — she comes alive on the red carpet and you can feel this.”

For more from the designers and their muses, visit More Here! »

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Blake Lively Didn't Shade Taylor Swift, Is Obsessed with Her

Blake Lively poses for photos while hosting an intimate dinner in celebration of her friend Angie Niles‘ book “Bright Lights Paris” on Saturday (September 12) at Laduree Soho in New York City.

The 28-year-old actress recently made a joke about Taylor Swift‘s video “Bad Blood” while sharing a star-studded fashion campaign she was part of. When some fans accused her of shading the pop star, Blake responded by saying she really is obsessed with her.

“Umm whoever thought I was throwin shade clearly doesn’t know I have a “Taylor Swift Please Be My Wife Voo Doo Doll” #obsessed Look how rad she is here making my niece Heather feel like a rock star. Love my Canadian family almost as much as I love Taylor Lively. I mean Swift. Ok, FIIINE we can hyphenate our last names. Xo Blake Swift-Lively 4eva,” Blake wrote on Instagram.

FYI: Blake is wearing an Anna Sammarone outfit, Christian Louboutin shoes, a Gucci clutch, and jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira Jewelz. Guests at the party sipped on Moët Impérial Rosé Champagne minis.

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Kristen Stewart & Blake Lively Cast in Woody Allen's New Movie!

Woody Allen just revealed the cast of his latest movie – and it includes both Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart!

The new project will begin filming this month in New York and Los Angeles, as reported by THR.

In true Woody Allen fashion, the cast was listen in alphabetical order in a release. The film will also star Jeannie Berlin, Jesse Eisenberg, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott and Bruce Willis. Anna Camp, Stephen Kunken, Sari Lennick and Paul Schneider will co-star in the movie as well.

Blake Lively Becomes One with Italian Food, Gets Very Messy!

Blake Lively wears a cute floral dress while filming scenes for her upcoming movie All I See Is You on Friday (July 31) in Barcelona, Spain.

The 27-year-old actress recently got down and dirty during an event where everyone stomped tomatoes on the ground and got covered in mush.

Blake documented the fun in three Instagram photos and first showed off a “before” look in which she was still clean and looking a bit frightened for what was to come.

In her usual fashion, Blake wrote some awesome hashtags to go along with the following photos. See below!

Before…. #YesDummyHasHerPhoneInHerPocket

A photo posted by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on

FYI: Blake is wearing the Amour Vert Misa dress, a Preserve exclusive.

Click inside to see Blake Lively’s after photos covered in tomatoes… More Here! »

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Blake Lively Shares a Breastfeeding Photo on Her Instagram

Blake Lively just shared a photo on her Instagram page of her breastfeeding her daughter James, 6 months.

“The PERKS of breastfeeding. 😳😊 #YesThatsRiceInMyHair #BlondevsBronde #BrondeJamesBronde” the 27-year-old bikini-clad actress captioned the photo, which also referenced her new hair color and busy life! James is not visible in the photo, but slightly out of view.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Blake Lively

Blake just recently dyed her hair a “bronde” color (a combination of blonde and brown).

See some recent photos that Blake Lively posted to her personal Instagram account… More Here! »

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