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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

Will Blair Get Engaged on Gossip Girl?



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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VIDEO: Florence + the Machine Performs on Gossip Girl

Originally posted 02/02/2011 08:00 AM

VIDEO: Florence + the Machine Performs on Gossip Girl | Blake Lively



Florence + the Machine is in demand.

The Grammy Awards nominee for best new artist has been asked to perform at Elton John's annual AIDS Foundation Academy Awards gala on Feb. 27 in West Hollywood. But before that happens, she's performing at a Fashion Week kick-off party on Gossip Girl.

According to a show source, Florence Welch (a.k.a Florence + the Machine) is friends with Blake Lively, who stars as Serena on the show. "Blake suggested to the [Gossip Girl] producers that they use Florence + the Machine music on the show, which they did last season several times," the source says. "And now [she has] the cameo this season."

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Taylor Momsen Gets Booed in Scotland

Originally posted 12/20/2010 12:15 PM

Taylor Momsen Gets Booed in Scotland

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Taylor Momsen suffered another onstage setback last week – only, this time, it was not of the nipple variety.

While performing in Glasgow with her band, The Pretty Reckless, the provocative performer, 17, excitedly told the audience they were "the craziest crowd in the whole of England." Only one problem: Glasgow is in Scotland.

Local student Paul Krane, 26, says the mistake was ill received, telling the Daily Record newspaper, "People began to cheer as they presumed she was going to say Scotland, but when the penny dropped all you could hear was boos."

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Taylor Momsen Still on Gossip Girl – Just Less Often

Originally posted 11/23/2010 04:30 PM

Taylor Momsen Still on Gossip Girl – Just Less Often

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Don't count Taylor Momsen out yet.

Despite reports that the 17-year-old actress was placed on an indefinite hiatus from the CW hit Gossip Girl after acting increasingly erratic, a source tells PEOPLE she'll still be playing Jenny Humphry.

"She is still a series regular. She's still totally a part of the show," says the source. "Yes, you have seen less of her this season, but it's dictated by creative [executives]."

The source says as Blake Lively and Leighton Meester's characters went off to college, storylines – including the younger Momsen's Jenny – have just been harder to set up.

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Gossip Girl Celebrates Blair's Birthday with Designer Shoe Cookies | Leighton Meester

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Happy birthday, Blair Waldorf!

The Upper East Side's reigning queen bee is celebrating her big day in style – literally.

On Monday's episode of Gossip Girl (9 p.m. ET), Blair (Leighton Meester) will get a very fashionable sweet treat in the form of shoe-shaped cookies by New York City bakery Eleni's.

"All of the shoes were designed based upon actual shoes in Blair Waldorf's shoe collection," Margo Spiritus of Eleni's tells PEOPLE. "The costume department [at Gossip Girl] sent us photos of all nine of the shoes. They are all designer shoes. We recreated them as cookies."

Perhaps the baked goods will sweeten the deal, because Blair is set to get an unsavory surprise when an unexpected guest shows up at her celebration.

Want to make the cookies yourself? Here's the recipe:

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