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Connor Paolo: Eric Will 'Tough It Out By Himself'

Gossip Girl actor Connor Paolo looks out on New York City in this new snapshot taken over the weekend.

Here’s what the 19-year-old actor had to share after chatting exclusively with recently:

On his summer plans while Gossip Girl is on hiatus: “I’m supposed to get down to – or up – in Amsterdam and to Montreal and hopefully to go to the beach.”

On his hopes for Eric next season: “He’s the only one left in high school. It’s time to watch him handle stuff on his own considering how many hang-ups he’s had in the past about being alone. Now that Jenny’s gone and his father wasn’t there… We really get to see him tough it out by himself.”

On whether he thinks Eric and Jenny’s relationship will last: “I think it will be strong – absence makes the heart grow fonder, as does drama. So she’s had some drama at the end of this season. Since then, they’ve forged a stronger bond.”

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Taylor Momsen: 'Make Me Wanna Die' Video Preview

Taylor Momsen rocks out on stage during The Bamboozle Rock Festival at the Meadowlands in New Jersey over last weekend.

The 16-year-old Gossip Girl actress has not confirmed leaving her hit CW show but she does have a music video coming out for her band The Pretty Reckless called “Make Me Wanna Die.”

Check it out below!

Taylor Momsen: ‘Make Me Wanna Die’ Video Preview

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Blake Lively Sheer is Sexy

Blake Lively lets loose in a sexy sheer top and denim cut-offs as she heads to the set of Gossip Girl with costar (and real-life boyfriend) Penn Badgley in New York City on Monday morning (July 6).

The CW is currently shooting the third series of the cult teen drama, which is set to feature Hilary Duff and Privileged‘s Joanna Garcia (pictured inside in yellow).

Also pictured here: costars Chace Crawford, Taylor Momsen and Connor Paolo.

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Taylor Momsen is a Lollipop Licker

Sucking too hard on your lollipop
Oh, love’s gonna get you down…

Taylor Momsen enjoys a sweet little treat while on break from filming her hit CW show, Gossip Girl, on the Upper East Side of New York City on Tuesday.

Also spotted on set: Blake Lively and Connor Paolo.

Earlier this week, Blake and on-and-off-screen boyfriend Penn Badgley were spotted shopping at a Godiva store in Manhattan. They picked up three bags full of goodies for friends and family.

A new episode of Gossip Girl airs this Monday, titled “It’s A Wonderful Lie”.

15+ pictures inside of lollipop licker Taylor MomsenMore Here! »

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Chace Crawford Meets The Fans

Chace Crawford wraps his arms around reader Jordan, her friend Jill, her sisters Jamie and Emily, and their friend Jaclyn, on the set of Gossip Girl on Thursday.

The occasion? Jordan and Jill‘s Sweet Sixteens! The lucky ducks got a special tour of the GG studios and met others from the cast and crew.

Pictured below: John Patrick Amedori, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley, Connor Paolo, Taylor Momsen, Kelly Rutherford and Jessica Szohr.

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Leighton Meester: Sebastian Stan, He's My Man

Leighton Meester (in Nina Ricci) gets the support from actor beau Sebastian Stan at the Gotham Magazine event sponsored by Jose Cuervo Platino at Marquee Nightclub on Saturday in New York City.

The 22-year-old Gossip Girl hottie, who is the mag’s September 2008 cover girl, was also accompanied by her costar Connor Paolo.

When asked if she had any favorite designers, Leighton said, “Absolutely. That’s not to say I don’t like basics—the jeans-and-T-shirt thing, like I was saying. But Zac Posen fits me right off the hanger, no alterations needed at all. I love Valentino, all the bags and formal dresses. It’s a little bit sexier, but still feminine. I recently wore Nina Ricci, which I really loved. So simple and so sophisticated, and still young. Stella McCartney—very fashionforward clothes. I like little Chloé dresses. I like Julie Haus a lot—cute stuff for the day or night. But I would never wear something just because of the name or the trend.”

To read the full interview, visit

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Connor Paolo Goes Gay for Gossip Girl

Monday’s episode of Gossip Girl brought out two shocking secrets.

Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) outed Serena’s younger brother, Eric Van der Woodsen (Connor Paolo), at the dinner table. And Serena (Blake Lively) told best friend Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) her dirty little secret. “I killed someone,” she said.

Paolo, 17, talked to People about playing the gay character on Gossip Girl. Here are some highlights:

How does it feel to be playing a gay character on a popular TV show? I’m an actor and it’s a part. Being gay is nothing but another way to live your life. It’s just who he is.

A lot of gay teens will be excited to see someone gay on the show. Are you ready for that? I guess it’s a possibility that fans could take Eric’s coming into his own as a source of inspiration. He does it with a degree of gentility and self-respect. He doesn’t make apologies for who he is.

Did the fact that he tried to kill himself earlier have anything to do with being gay? As the actor portraying Eric, I don’t believe that I tried to commit suicide because of that. Eric is 14 so his decision to be gay could be permanent. It might not be. It’s about finding yourself. At the moment, this is who he sees himself as … that’s very empowering.

For the full interview, visit

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