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					                                   “GOSSIP GIRL”
                        Mondays (9:00-10:00 p.m.) on The CW

        Season three ended with a BANG! that left one of our beloved Upper East Siders
possibly dead, one possibly a daddy, one definitely deflowered, and several with broken
hearts. Stay tuned for another explosive season of love, scandal and, of course, secrets.

        Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) has spent a fabulous summer in Paris without
realizing her former love, Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), has been shot. As much as Blair
tries to distract herself from the pain Chuck caused her when he slept with Jenny
Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) at the end of Season Three, his mysterious appearance in
Paris with a beautiful new woman will force both of them to face what happened.

        Meanwhile, a newly single Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) has been
enjoying a Parisian summer of love with boys, Blair and Balenciaga as she tries to avoid
the inevitable decision about which of her two long-time beaus, Dan or Nate, she should
return to. Little does she know, the choice will be made for her.

        At the end of last season, Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) discovered he was
going to be a father to Georgina Sparks’ (Michelle Trachtenberg) baby. The chaos of
impending fatherhood and the mysterious moods of hormonal Georgina have turned his
life upside-down, so he is relieved when ex-girlfriend Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr)
comes to his aid. But is any of this enough to finally take his mind off Serena?

       Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford), fresh off his painful breakup with Serena,
spent the summer taking a page out of Chuck’s playboy playbook. But when feisty
newcomer Juliet Sharp (Katie Cassidy) turns up, she helps Nate change his ways and
refocus his Serena issues. But does Juliet have an agenda all her own? On the Upper
East Side, that’s something only time will tell.

     New season. New characters. New love affairs. New problems. And, of course,
New York. Don’t be late. XOXO Gossip Girl.

        Filmed in New York and based on the popular series of young-adult novels by
Cecily von Ziegesar, “Gossip Girl” is from Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in
association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive
producers Josh Schwartz (“Chuck,” “The O.C.”), Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”), Leslie
Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries”), Bob Levy (“The Vampire Diaries”) and Joshua
Safran.


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                  CREDITS FOR “GOSSIP GIRL” ON THE CW

Day and time:                 Mondays, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

Network debut:                September 19, 2007

Format:                       Based on the popular series of young-adult novels
                              by Cecily von Ziegesar and executive produced by
                              Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”),
                              “Gossip Girl” is a one-hour drama based on the
                              lives of a group of privileged teens from
                              Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Cast:                         Blake Lively as Serena van der Woodsen
                              Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf
                              Penn Badgley as Dan Humphrey
                              Chace Crawford as Nate Archibald
                              Taylor Momsen as Jenny Humphrey
                              Ed Westwick as Chuck Bass
                              Jessica Szohr as Vanessa Abrams
                              with Kelly Rutherford as Lily van der Woodsen
                              and Matthew Settle as Rufus Humphrey

Executive Producers:          Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage,
                              Leslie Morgenstein, Bob Levy and Joshua Safran


Origination:                  New York City

Produced by:                  Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association
                              with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television
                              Studios

Media contact:                Melissa Burton, (818) 977-0105
                              Melissa.Burton@CWTV.com

Fall 2010
                                       BLAKE LIVELY
                            Serena van der Woodsen in “Gossip Girl”

       Blake Lively stars as Serena van der Woodsen in The CW’s hit drama “Gossip
Girl,” from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”), based on the
tremendously popular book series about privileged teenagers in New York City.

        Lively will next be seen opposite Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm in
the Warner Bros. feature “The Town,” a Boston-set crime drama that Affleck also
directed, in theaters this September. Lively recently wrapped production on the
upcoming blockbuster “Green Lantern,” set for release in June 2011, in which she will
star opposite Ryan Reynolds.

        In November 2009, Lively starred in Rebecca Miller’s “The Private Lives of
Pippa Lee,” with Robin Wright Penn and Maria Bello. She had her film debut in 2005 as
Bridget in the Warner Bros. hit “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and then reprised
her role in the film’s sequel, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2,” in August 2008.
Lively also appeared on the big screen starring alongside Justin Long and Jonah Hill in
Universal’s “Accepted,” directed by Steve Pink (writer of “High Fidelity”), as well as the
independent feature “Elvis & Annabelle,” starring opposite Max Minghella and Mary
Steenburgen.

            Lively currently resides in New York City.




Fall 2010
                               LEIGHTON MEESTER
                             Blair Waldorf on “Gossip Girl”

       Leighton Meester stars as Blair Waldorf in The CW’s hit drama “Gossip Girl,”
from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”), based on the tremendously
popular book series about privileged teenagers in New York City.

       Because of her incredible success on the television series, it didn’t take long to
make the leap onto the big screen. Recently, Meester was seen alongside Steve Carell
and Tina Fey in the comedy “Date Night.” She’ll also star as Rebecca opposite Minka
Kelly in the thriller “The Roommate,” directed by Sonny Mallhi, for Sony Screen Gems.
She just wrapped filming for “Monte Carlo,” with Selena Gomez and Katie Cassidy.

      Coming up, Meester stars in “Country Strong,” a country music drama, with
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw. She is also set to star in the dramatic comedy
“Oranges” alongside Hugh Laurie and Catherine Keener.

        As if filming the television show and multiple films wasn’t enough, Meester was
recently signed as a recording artist to Universal Republic. The first two singles off her
album, “Somebody to Love” and “Your Love is a Drug,” have already had huge success.

      Raised in Florida, Meester got the acting bug at age 9, when she played a citizen
of Emerald City in a local production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Two years later, she
moved with her family to New York and soon began working as a model with the
Wilhemina modeling agency, booking a Ralph Lauren campaign shot by Bruce Weber
and working with photographer/director Sofia Coppola.




Fall 2010
                                   PENN BADGLEY
                            Dan Humphrey in “Gossip Girl”

       Penn Badgley currently stars as Dan Humphrey in The CW’s hit drama “Gossip
Girl,” from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”), based on the
tremendously popular book series about privileged teenagers in New York City.

       Badgley will be seen on the big screen this September starring in Sony’s “Easy
A.” He is currently in production on “Margin Call,” a thriller based on the events
surrounding the country’s financial collapse, also starring Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany,
Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto and Simon Baker.

       This past year, Badgley starred in the dramatic thriller “The Stepfather,” opposite
Dylan Walsh (“Nip/Tuck”) and Sela Ward (“House”). In 2008, Badgley took a villainous
turn in the rugby-themed “Forever Strong.” He also appeared in “John Tucker Must
Die,” and has starred in several television series, including the short-lived “Do Over,”
Badgley’s first starring role, which came at the age of 15, and garnered critical acclaim.

        Born in Baltimore, Badgley split his formative years between Midlothian,
Virginia, and Seattle, Washington. It was in Seattle that, through his love of music, he
stumbled upon a local playhouse and became involved in musical theatre, where his
passion for acting grew. Badgley relocated to Los Angeles and built up his resume while
attending Santa Monica College. He had planned to transfer to USC, where he was
accepted at 17, but life and work intervened.

        Badgley currently resides in New York. He enjoys writing music and playing
soccer in his spare time.




Fall 2010
                                   CHACE CRAWFORD
                                Nate Archibald in “Gossip Girl”

       Chace Crawford stars as Nate Archibald in The CW’s hit drama “Gossip Girl,”
from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”), based on the tremendously
popular book series about privileged teenagers in New York City.

       In July 2010, Crawford began production on Bruce Beresford’s film, “Peace,
Love and Misunderstanding,” in which he will star opposite Catherine Keener and Jane
Fonda. The movie follows a Gotham lawyer (Keener) who retreats to the farmhouse
owned by her hippie mother (Fonda) after her husband asks for a divorce. Crawford will
play an anti-war butcher who captures the romantic interest of the daughter of Keener’s
character.

        Crawford can currently be seen in Joel Schumacher’s “Twelve,” based on the
novel by Nick McDowell. He portrays White Mike, a young drug dealer whose high-
rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin’s murder when his best friend is
arrested for the crime. The film co-stars Emma Roberts, 50 Cent and Ellen Barkin and
was shot in New York. “Twelve” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January,
2010.

         Crawford grew up in Plano, Texas. He moved to Los Angeles to attend
Pepperdine University. His first big break came when he landed the role of Tyler Simms
in the film “The Covenant.”

            Currently, Crawford splits his time between Los Angeles and New York City.




Fall 2010
                                     TAYLOR MOMSEN
                                Jenny Humphrey in “Gossip Girl”


       Taylor Momsen currently stars as Jenny Humphrey in The CW’s hit drama
“Gossip Girl,” from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”), based on the
tremendously popular book series about privileged teenagers in New York City.

      An actress whose poise and range reaches well beyond her years, Momsen is
making her mark in Hollywood. Working with directors ranging from Ron Howard to
Gus Van Sant, she is one of the industry’s most respected and sought after young actors.

       On the big screen, she was last seen in Gus Van Sant's “Paranoid Park” for IFC
Films. The film premiered to rave reviews and won the 60th Anniversary Award at the
2007 Cannes Film Festival. Additional film credits include “Underdog,” Robert
Rodriguez’s “Spy Kids 2” and Randall Wallace’s “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel
Gibson.

       In 2000, Momsen starred in her breakthrough performance in Ron Howard's
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” as Cindy Lou Who, opposite Jim Carrey for Imagine
Entertainment and Universal Studios. The film grossed over $340 million worldwide.

       Momsen is currently the face of Material Girl, a clothing line for Macy’s designed
by Madonna, and will be next seen as the face of John Galliano’s perfume, which
launches in the fall. Momsen is also an accomplished singer/songwriter/musician.
During the summer of 2010, she embarked on the Warped Tour, performing her music
with her band “The Pretty Reckless.” She has recently signed with Interscope Records
and EMI Publishing, with her first album due to debut in the fall of 2010.

            She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and currently resides in New York.




Fall 2010
                                    ED WESTWICK
                               Chuck Bass in “Gossip Girl”

       Ed Westwick stars as Chuck Bass in The CW’s hit drama “Gossip Girl,” from
Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”), based on the tremendously popular
book series about privileged teenagers in New York City.

       An emerging British actor trained at The National Youth Theatre in London,
Westwick appeared in two high profile features. He played the role of Alex in Alfonso
Cuarón’s “Children of Men,” opposite Clive Owen and Julianne Moore. Westwick was
also seen playing the role of Zoran in Anthony Mighella’s “Breaking and Entering,”
opposite Jude Law, Juliette Binoche and Robin Wright Penn. His film credits also
include “Son of Rambow.” During the last hiatus, Westwick starred in the feature film
“Chalet Girl,” slated for release at the end of 2010.

        His additional television credits include guest-starring roles in “Californication,”
“Afterlife” for ITV1, “Casualty” for the BBC, “Doctors” for the BBC and “Dream Team”
for Sky One.

      When not filming “Gossip Girl” in New York City, Westwick resides outside
London.




Fall 2010
                                      JESSICA SZOHR
                               Vanessa Abrams in “Gossip Girl”

        Jessica Szohr stars as Vanessa in The CW’s hit drama “Gossip Girl,” from Josh
Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”), based on the tremendously popular book
series about privileged teenagers in New York City.

         Szohr stars in Dimension film’s “Piranha 3-D,” a remake of the 1978 horror
thriller “Piranha,” which was released in August of 2010. She stars alongside Jerry
O’Connell, Elizabeth Shue and Steven R. McQueen (“The Vampire Diaries”).

        Szohr was discovered at age 16, when she began working as a Kohl’s department
store model. She has also modeled for Crate and Barrel, Mountain Dew, Sears, Quaker
Oats, Jockey, Jansport and Seventeen magazine.

       Her additional television credits include guest starring roles on “What About
Brian” and “CSI: Miami.” You can also see her featured in music videos for “Over
You,” by Daughtry and “Best Days,” by Matt White.

            Szohr currently resides in New York City.




Fall 2010
                               KELLY RUTHERFORD
                         Lily van der Woodsen in “Gossip Girl”

       Kelly Rutherford stars as Lily van der Woodsen in The CW’s hit drama “Gossip
Girl,” from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”), based on the
tremendously popular book series about privileged teenagers in New York City.

       Perhaps best-known to television audiences as Megan Mancini in the hit series
“Melrose Place,” Rutherford’s additional television credits include starring roles in “E-
Ring,” “Threat Matrix,” “The Kindred,” The Great Defender” and “Homefront.” She
also had recurring roles on “The District,” “The Fugitive,” “Get Real,” and “The
Adventures of Briscoe County, Jr.” Rutherford made guest appearances on such series as
“Courthouse,” “Davis Rules” and “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” She also had a
contract role on the NBC soap opera “Generations.”

      Rutherford appeared in the feature films “Swimming Upstream,” “Scream 3,” “I
Love Trouble” and “Shakedown,” as well as the television movies “Cry Wolf,” “Robin
Cook’s Acceptable Risk,” “The Perfect Getaway” and “No Greater Love.”




Fall 2010
                               MATTHEW SETTLE
                          Rufus Humphrey in “Gossip Girl”

       Matthew Settle stars as Rufus Humphrey in The CW’s hit drama “Gossip Girl,”
from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”), based on the tremendously
popular book series about privileged teenagers in New York City.

       Settle starred as lead character Jacob Wheeler in 2005’s TNT six-week television
event, “Into the West,” from executive producer Steven Spielberg. The series was
nominated for 16 Emmy Awards. He is also known for his unforgettable role as Capt.
Ronald Speirs in HBO’s Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning mini-series “Band of
Brothers.” Other television credits include “Brothers & Sisters,” “The Practice” and
“ER.”

       In film, Settle will next star in “Ex-Terminators,” with Jennifer Coolidge and
Heather Graham. Past film credits include Callie Khour’s film adaptation of “Divine
Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” in which he starred opposite Ashley Judd, Jonathan
Mostow’s WW11 submarine drama “U-571,” and a critically lauded portrayal of Warren
Beatty in Peter Bogdanovich’s “The Mystery of Natalie Wood.”

       During the summer of 2010, Settle made his Broadway debut in “Chicago,”
playing Billy Flynn.

       Born in North Carolina, Settle moved to New York City at age 18 to pursue
acting. There his talent was recognized by the legendary producer/lawyer Jay Julien,
whose clients included such brilliant “locals” as Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro,
Harvey Keitel and Christopher Walken. Julien awarded Settle a three-year scholarship
with renowned acting teacher William Esper, which in turn led to Settle’s first role in
Louis L’Amour’s “Shaughnessy” for CBS.




Fall 2010
                                 JOSH SCHWARTZ
                          Executive Producer of “Gossip Girl”
        Josh Schwartz became the youngest person in network television history to create
and run a series when “The O.C.” premiered in 2003. He launched two additional series
in 2007, “Gossip Girl” and “Chuck.” In 2009, Schwartz created a fourth series, but
turned to the Internet rather than a broadcast network for his “Rockville, CA.” In 2010
he launched with longtime friend and colleague Stephanie Savage, Fake Empire, an
entertainment company that will develop and produce television series, motion pictures,
web content, music and publishing. Fake Empire has a first look feature deal with
Paramount and will develop and produce television series through an overall deal with
Warner Bros. Television. Schwartz is set to write and direct his first major motion
picture, “Bright Lights, Big City” for MGM. He has been recognized by several
publications including Rolling Stone (100 People Who Are Changing America), Fast
Company (100 Most Creative People in Business) and Vanity Fair (The New
Establishment), for his leadership in the television and digital domains and his
entrepreneurial spirit, and is a contributor to Entertainment Weekly.

        When “The O.C.” debuted with the infamous line “Welcome to the O.C., bitch,”
it catapulted the drama into the pop culture spotlight. The series tracked the lives of
several Newport Beach, California teens and their families. Schwartz infused the series
with plenty or humor and indie rock music, producing six successful soundtrack CDs
along the way. “Gossip Girl,” based on the popular book series for young adults, follows
the lives of privileged Upper East Siders in New York City. The series about texting
teens and bffs became part of pop culture, growing into a huge hit for The CW and
influencing fashion and music trends. The action-oriented “Chuck” served as a departure
of sorts for Schwartz, following the comedic exploits of the title character, a computer
geek drafted as a secret agent by the government. The series has developed a passionate
following as a Comic-Con favorite, and earned him some of his best reviews.

       Schwartz brought his love of music to the forefront of the digital “Rockville,
CA,” a series of five-minute webisodes set in a Los Angeles rock club. In addition to his
trademark drama, the series features performances by up-and-coming bands including
The Kooks, Passion Pit and the White Lies.

        Building on his success of creating content for younger, contemporary audiences,
Schwartz is producing for Fake Empire the Paramount Pictures comedy feature “Fun
Size!,” based on a screenplay written by Max Werner.

       Schwartz is set to write and direct “Bright Lights, Big City” for MGM. The film,
which will serve as Schwartz’ directorial debut is based on the 1984 Jay McInerney novel
and focuses on a disillusioned magazine writer who relies on drugs and alcohol rather
than deal with the pain of a failed marriage and writer’s block.


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       Schwartz is an active member of the Writers Guild of America and the Producers
Guild of America, and was nominated for a WGA Award for his work on “The O.C.”
The son of toy inventors, he was raised in Providence, Rhode Island with his younger
brother and sister. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jill.




Fall 2010
                                STEPHANIE SAVAGE
                          Executive Producer of “Gossip Girl”

        As the co-creator and executive producer of the hit CW drama series “Gossip
Girl,” Stephanie Savage keeps millions of viewers hooked on the exploits of young
Upper East Siders who live their lives under the watchful eye of the often heard but never
seen series namesake ‘Gossip Girl.’ The pop culture phenomenon, which is currently in
its fourth season, was a trendsetter from the very beginning. And before “XOXO,” there
was “Welcome to the O.C., bitch,” and the popular series “The O.C.,” which followed the
exploits of young Southern Californians living in Newport Beach. Savage wrote the
iconic episode “The Best Chrismukkah Ever” in 2003, and two years later began writing
exclusively for the series where she eventually became an executive producer. Along the
way, she also produced the series’ successful soundtrack CDs. In 2010, she co-founded,
with longtime friend and colleague Josh Schwartz, the entertainment company Fake
Empire, which produces television series and motion pictures, web content, music and
literature.

       Prior to writing and executive producing “The O.C.,” Savage formed Wonderland
Sound and Vision with director McG. It was there that she actually helped develop “The
O.C.” with Schwartz. Savage began her career as VP of Development at Drew
Barrymore’s Flower Films. During her stint at Flower, she helped develop the feature
films “Never Been Kissed,” “Donnie Darko” and “Charlie’s Angels,” where she first met
and worked with McG. Wonderland’s first film, “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,”
grossed more than $265 million worldwide. The company also produced the series
“Fastlane” and “The Mountain,” along with “The O.C.”

       Building on her motion picture experience at Flower Films and Wonderland,
Savage is producing for the comedy feature “Fun Size!,” through Fake Empire’s overall
deal at Paramount, and for MGM the drama “Bright Lights, Big City,” based on the
seminal novel by Jay McInerney, which Schwartz adapted and will direct. Fake Empire
is embarking upon their first development season for Warner Bros. television.

       Canadian-born Savage first came to Los Angeles from the University of Iowa,
where she taught film history and theory while working on her PhD. She is the published
author of several scholarly articles on true crime, scandal and pornography.




Fall 2010
                                    JOSHUA SAFRAN
                             Executive Producer of “Gossip Girl”

            Joshua Safran is executive producer and writer of The CW’s hit drama “Gossip
Girl.”




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