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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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Gossip Girl's Identity Revealed in Series Finale!

Originally posted 12/18/2012 09:20 AM

Gossip Girl's Identity Revealed in Series Finale!

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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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Robert Pattinson, Aaron Paul, Bette Midler & More Casting News | Carey Mulligan, Robert Pattinson

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The Twilight Saga might be coming to a close, but Robert Pattinson's career continues to make headlines.

Deadline confirmed that Pattinson will star opposite Carey Mulligan in Hold On To Me, the inspired-by-true-events story of a kidnapping gone wrong directed by James Marsh (who won Oscars for his films Man On Wire and Project Nim). The steamy crime drama follows a couple who kidnap the richest man in town for ransom and bury him.

Glee and Gossip Girl also announced a slew of cameos, while Aaron Paul secured a very different film role for the Breaking Bad star.

Keep up with who has been cast below:

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Blake Lively Makes a Lovely TV Bride

Originally posted 10/17/2012 05:00 PM

Blake Lively Photographed in Wedding Dress on Gossip Girl Set | Blake Lively, Penn Badgley

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Art imitates life!

Blake Lively's been photographed in a wedding dress … but it's not the Marchesa gown she wore to wed Ryan Reynolds during their super secret ceremony last month.

The newlywed, 25, was snapped donning a gold and cream Georges Chakra Couture strapless gown on the set of Gossip Girl on Tuesday, as she stood opposite costar Penn Badgley.

Lively's real life wedding dress will be revealed in a photo package in the December issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, as the event planning powerhouse herself was behind the affair.

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Blake Lively Has On-Set Wedding Celebration

Originally posted 09/18/2012 07:00 PM

Blake Lively Has On-Set Wedding Celebration | Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds

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Blake Lively was back to work Monday – but her return to the Gossip Girl set wasn't all business.

The newlywed, 25, received many words of congratulations on her marriage to Ryan Reynolds, and was even toasted to, according to a set source, who says that while filming a scene, the cast raised a glass to Lively with faux Champagne – which was actually ginger ale.

One of the show's producers also wished her well. "[The producer] said, 'Someone got hitched!! Mazel tov!'" the source tells PEOPLE. "Blake said, 'I know, I heard,' and then laughed and said, 'Thank you so much!' "

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Blake Lively Returns to Work on Set of Gossip Girl | Blake Lively

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Spotted: Newlywed Blake Lively getting back to work.

The actress returned to the New York City set of Gossip Girl on Monday – and was photographed talking on the phone in a jacket that appears to be hiding some seriously stylish Serena van der Woodsen duds.

Lively, 25, and Ryan Reynolds, 35, tied the knot Sept. 9 in a secret ceremony near Charleston, S.C., where they were spotted days later shopping and smiling by locals.

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Penn Badgley Sings in Serious Role for Greetings from Tim Buckley

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For the past few years, he's played brainy Dan Humphrey on the CW series Gossip Girl, but now, Penn Badgley is ready to take on more serious roles – and be a part-time musician.

In his new film, Greetings from Tim Buckley, Badgley, 25, plays (and sings as) late singer Jeff Buckley.

"For the first time I can say that I'm incredibly excited to be an actor and have done something creative that I'm proud of," Badgley tells PEOPLE from the Toronto International Film Festival. "I really want to focus on is the fact that this is a movie where I'm acting."

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What Blake Lively's Ex Thinks About Her Surprise Wedding

Update 09/10/2012 05:45 AM Originally posted 09/10/2012 12:45 PM

Blake Lively's Ex Penn Badgley 'So Happy' for Newlyweds | Blake Lively, Penn Badgley

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Penn Badgley is in Toronto promoting his new film Greetings from Tim Buckley, but the news of his ex Blake Lively unexpectedly tying the knot with Ryan Reynolds in South Carolina traveled fast.

"I actually didn't know until last night, but I think it's fantastic," Badgley, who still costars on the CW show with Lively, tells PEOPLE. "I couldn't be happier for her."

Badgley and Lively, both 25, became a couple during filming of their CW show Gossip Girl, and broke up in 2010. (He's now dating Zoe Kravitz.) Still, he thinks that the newlyweds are "pretty spot-on."

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