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Leighton Meester to Make Broadway Debut with James Franco | Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester to Make Broadway Debut with James Franco

Originally posted 12/09/2013 10:45AM

From gossip to literature.

Former Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester will make her Broadway debut next year as a beautiful temptress in the revival of Of Mice and Men.

Producers said Monday that Meester will join James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in the story about an unlikely friendship between two migrant field workers in California during the Great Depression.

The story by John Steinbeck centers on big-dreaming George and the mentally challenged Lennie. Meester, who starred in the film Country Strong, will play the wife of a ranch boss who fascinates Lennie – "she's purty," he tells his friend – and endangers their fates.

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Would Blair Waldorf and Seth Cohen Have Dated? We Discuss

Would Blair Waldorf and Seth Cohen Have Dated? We Discuss

Originally posted 11/20/2013 03:00PM

There's nothing better than having two of your favorite things come together, and so it is with great happiness that we learned that Adam Brody and Leighton Meester, both graduates of the Josh Schwartz school of teen dramedy, will soon be walking down the aisle.

But because we prefer a world in which The O.C. and Gossip Girl might actually have taken place, the pair's impending nuptials got us thinking: Would Blair Waldorf and Seth Cohen have hit it off in real life?

Let's look at the facts:

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Leighton Meester Engaged to Adam Brody

Leighton Meester Engaged to Adam Brody

Originally posted 11/20/2013 11:50AM

They're getting married!

Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are engaged, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The former Gossip Girl actress, 27, and the former The O.C. star, 33, whom sources confirmed were dating earlier this year, have been notoriously hush-hush about their relationship.

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PHOTO: Is There Anything Cuter Than Leighton Meester's Dog Taking a Bath? | Leighton Meester

PHOTO: Is There Anything Cuter Than Leighton Meester's Dog Taking a Bath?

Originally posted 07/10/2013 06:30PM

Extraterrestrial life has never been this cuddly!

Leighton Meester's dog Trudy channeled her inner E.T. in a photo the actress shared on Instagram on Tuesday.

"Alien dog gets a bath. No reaction," Meester wrote with the pic of the longhaired dachshund sopping wet in a sink and seemingly unamused by the impromptu scrub.

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Leighton Meester Snuggles with Adam Brody in Venice | Adam Brody, Leighton Meester

Caught in the Act

Leighton Meester Snuggles with Adam Brody in Venice

Originally posted 02/24/2013 03:20PM

New couple Leighton Meester and Adam Brody stepped out for an early dinner in Venice, Calif., on Thursday evening.

Just after 6 p.m., Brody – who wore a red sweatshirt – and Meester – who dressed in an oversized cardigan – met up with a pal at La Fiesta Brava, a local Mexican restaurant.

An onlooker tells PEOPLE that both Brody and Meester ordered enchiladas while chatting about film with their friend. "She sipped on a Mexican coke and sat back smiling and listening to the boys," the source adds.

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Leighton Meester Is Dating Adam Brody

Leighton Meester Is Dating Adam Brody

Originally posted 02/06/2013 12:45PM

It looks like Leighton Meester is getting a taste of Orange County, Calif.

The former Gossip Girl star, 26, who has been an N.Y.C. staple, is dating former The O.C. star Adam Brody, 33, sources confirm to PEOPLE.

Reps for the actors have not commented, and both have kept their private lives out of the spotlight over the years.

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Gossip Girl's Identity Revealed in Series Finale!

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Gossip Girl's Identity Revealed in Series Finale!

Originally posted 12/18/2012 09:20AM

Did you figure it out?

The series finale of Gossip Girl, which aired Monday on the CW, had it all: two weddings (Blair marries Chuck; Serena marries Dan), two stunning wedding gowns (powder blue, beaded Elie Saab Couture on B, and a gold and white strapless Georges Chakra Couture on S), cameo appearances by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rachel Bilson and Kristen Bell (as themselves, reading the roles of Blair and Serena from a script written by Dan), the return of Jenny Humphrey (briefly!) and the reveal of Gossip Girl's identity. And it's not Dorota.

The person behind the mysterious blog that has kept tabs on the Upper East Side's elite was not a girl at all – it was Brooklyn's very own Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley).

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Check Out Leighton Meester's New (Way Shorter!) Hairdo

Check Out Leighton Meester's New (Way Shorter!) Hairdo

Originally posted 10/26/2012 03:00PM

The starlet makes good on a promise to cut her hair after Gossip Girl wraps

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Leighton Meester Hosts a Fashion-Forward Bash in N.Y.C. | Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester Hosts a Fashion-Forward Bash in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 10/27/2011 05:55AM

Leighton Meester hosted a party in the Big Apple for Music Unites and Roger Vivier's new fall-winter collection. The Gossip Girl star was an a "delightful mood," an onlooker says, as she snapped pictures with partygoers. "She was a fantastic hostess." Alexandra Richards deejayed the bash and guests sipped champagne and nibbled on beef tartar, caviar and glitter-coated macaroons. – Jessica Wedemeyer

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So Fowl! Leighton & Ed Ruffle Some Feathers on Gossip Girl Set | Leighton Meester

Spotted: Leighton Meester & Ed Westwick Greet a Duck on the Gossip Girl Set

Originally posted 09/02/2011 03:30PM

Looks like the cast of Gossip Girl is – wait for it – quacking up!

While shooting scenes for The CW drama's upcoming fifth season, Leighton Meester mingled with a local duck at New York's Central Park Wednesday.

The actress was later joined by costar Ed Westwick, who shared some screen time of his own with the brown bird. Lately, Westwick has mostly been accompanied on set by the show's newest addition, a dog. Things are becoming a real animal house on the Upper East Side!

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