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Penn Badgley on His Music and Why Dan Being Gossip Girl 'Doesn't Make Sense'

Spotted: Lonely Boy admitting that the twist at the end of Gossip Girl wasn't exactly logical.

PEOPLE caught up with Penn Badgley on Wednesday night at the De Nolet presented by Ketel One Vodka event in New York City, where he performed with his band, MOTHXR, as guests sipped on Ketel One cocktails including the 1691, Chamakay, the Brooklyn Easy and Not for Nuthin'.

We asked the question that's been nagging fans of the glitzy teen drama ever since it went off the air in 2012: How could Dan Humphrey have been the anonymous blogger torturing everybody's favorite Upper East Siders for six seasons?

"It doesn't make sense at all. It wouldn't have made sense for anybody. Gossip Girl doesn't make sense!" he said, laughing.

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Taylor Momsen on Touring the World, Why Her Dad's Her 'Biggest Fan' – and Whom She's in Touch with from Gossip Girl | Taylor Momsen

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While many might still remember her as Little Jenny Humphrey from the beloved CW teen soap Gossip Girl or, perhaps, Cindy Lou Who from the live-action The Grinch reboot in 2000, Taylor Momsen made a major career change in 2007, starting the hard rock band The Pretty Reckless.

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Inside Kelly Rutherford's 6-Year Custody Battle: Why Her Kids Can't Come Home

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Kelly Rutherford's two children they live an ocean apart from her, with a father who she says has told her they won't set foot on American soil again.

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Which Gossip Girl Star Is Kicking Butt in New Show?

Originally posted 03/31/2015 03:25 PM

Jessica Szohr is a long way from the steps of the Met.

Okay, her Gossip Girl character Vanessa wasn't exactly cruising with Blair (Leighton Meester) and Serena (Blake Lively)'s prep school clique, but her upcoming role as a vigilante nurse is a huge departure from playing a Brooklyn hipster.

Hot on the heels of her CW costars Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick landing ABC pilots, Szohr, 30, is heading back to the small screen in USA's drama Complications – and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look at the show, set to air this summer.

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Chace Crawford Returns to TV: Relive 5 of His Hottest Gossip Girl Moments

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Spotted: Chace Crawford ready to return to TV.

The Gossip Girl actor has been cast as the lead in ABC's pilot Boom, PEOPLE has confirmed.

This is his first leading role on the small screen since the soapy CW show ended in 2012, though Crawford, 29, guested as a WASP-y Yale student on Glee last season (typecasting, much?).

In honor of the sexy star's comeback, we're taking a trip down memory lane with Nate Archibald, the brooding lax bro he played on Gossip Girl. Here are Crawford's hottest moments as the prince of the Upper East Side. (And yes, he's shirtless in most of them. Xoxo, Gossip Girl.)

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The Greatest Night of Your Life: 15 Unforgettable Pop Culture Proms

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The myth. The legend. The prom.

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Kelly Rutherford's Request for Custody of Her Two Kids Denied

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Kelly Rutherford's attempt to regain custody of her two kids has failed.

A judge has ruled that though Rutherford and her ex-husband, Daniel Giersch, technically have joint custody, their children – son Hermes, 7, and daughter, Helena, 4½ – will continue to reside in Monaco, where he lives, according to court papers obtained by PEOPLE.

The former Gossip Girl star, 45, plans to appeal the judge's decision.

"It strikes me as outrageous and unconstitutional that children can be effectively deported in order to accommodate their exiled father without knowing why he can't come back in and he has not been required to make any efforts to try to get back to the U.S. by the U.S. courts," she tells PEOPLE.

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Kelly Rutherford Files for Bankruptcy

Originally posted 06/23/2013 01:50 PM

Kelly Rutherford Files for Bankruptcy | Kelly Rutherford

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Kelly Rutherford has filed for bankruptcy.

The Gossip Girl actress's financial problems stem from the lengthy custody dispute involving her ex-husband Daniel Giersch, TMZ reports.

The bankruptcy petition, according to legal documents obtained, shows that Rutherford, 44, spent almost $1.5 million on legal fees as the divorce/custody battle played out in court, adding that she also owes $350,000 in income taxes for 2012 and has an American Express bill of $25,251.

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What We're Reading: Book Club Finds

Originally posted 03/21/2013 05:00 PM

What We're Reading: Book Club Finds

Reading is like clothes shopping: when you do it with friends, sometimes that thing you just know isn't your style turns out to be a perfect fit. Below, our comfort-zone expanding book club picks. Tell us what you think – and let us know what you're reading.

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Leighton Meester Snuggles with Adam Brody in Venice

Originally posted 02/24/2013 03:20 PM

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

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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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