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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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Kelly Rutherford Vows to Continue 'Fighting for My Children'

Originally posted 09/01/2012 04:00 PM

Kelly Rutherford Vows to 'Never Stop Fighting for My Children'

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Locked in an international custody battle since she and Europe-based ex-husband Daniel Giersch divorced in 2009, Kelly Rutherford refuses to give up the fight – even after a judge on Tuesday ruled that the Gossip Girl actress's schedule is flexible enough to allow her to travel back and forth to Monaco to visit her two children.

"I will never stop fighting for my children. They're my babies and they're very young and this is going to affect them profoundly and I want to be there as much as I can to show them that this isn't my fault, this isn't something I wanted, and that's my concerns," Rutherford, 43, said on Saturday's edition of ABC's Good Morning America.

In court on Friday, Rutherford's request for her kids – Hermes, 5, and Helena, 3 – to be brought back to her in New York while she appealed Tuesday's legal decision was denied.

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Penn Badgley Recalls His Scariest Fan Moment – with 50 Catholic Schoolgirls | Penn Badgley

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Over the course of 100 episodes of Gossip Girl, Penn Badgley has had his share of encounters with fans. But none were quite as intense as his first.

The cast was shooting at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art a few days after the show's premiere, Badgley, 25, told PEOPLE at the CW show's 100th episode party. He wasn't shooting, but his costars were texting him to come down, as the set was being besieged by fans.

"I tried to come down and wasn't able to get to the Met because probably, like, 40 or 50 Catholic schoolgirls all swarmed me and pinned me up against a chain-link fence," Badgley says.

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

Originally posted 10/27/2011 05:55 AM

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

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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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Elizabeth Hurley to Join Gossip Girl

Originally posted 07/06/2011 02:00 PM

Elizabeth Hurley to Join Gossip Girl

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She won't be taking on Wonder Woman, but Elizabeth Hurley will still soon have some tough – not to mention fashionable – competition.

The actress, who was to play the super-vixen's rival Veronica Cale in the failed Wonder Woman reboot on NBC, has a new television gig on Gossip Girl.

Hurley, 46, will tackle the Upper East Side and its flashiest residents in the upcoming fifth season – which premieres Sept. 26 – for a multi-episode story arc, reports TVLine.

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Taylor Momsen and Jessica Szohr to Leave Gossip Girl

Originally posted 05/10/2011 12:15 PM

Taylor Momsen and Jessica Szohr to Leave Gossip Girl

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There's going to be a shakeup on the Upper East Side!

Although Gossip Girl has been renewed for a fifth season, not all its fashionable characters will be back: Taylor Momsen, who plays Jenny Humphrey, and Jessica Szohr, who plays Vanessa Abrams, will not return as series regulars, PEOPLE can confirm.

The news may not come as a total shocker – Momsen, 17, hasn't appeared on many recent episodes, and in season 4 the character played by Szohr, 26, left town.

Still, both stars may make guest appearances in season 5 – and Momsen fans can check her out when she performs with her rock band, The Pretty Reckless.

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SNEAK PEEK: Will Blair Get Engaged on Gossip Girl?

Originally posted 04/11/2011 11:50 AM

Has Blair finally met her Prince Charming?

Last we saw Blair (Leighton Meester) and Dan (Penn Badgley), they were sharing their first kiss. But in an exclusive first look at a new Gossip Girl promo for upcoming episodes, B finds herself caught in a love rectangle with Dan, Chuck (Ed Westwick) and Prince Grimaldi.

"It was truly a life changing experience," Blair says of her smooch in the clip. "That one kiss changed me."

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