September 15, 2008
Preppy, sexy and petty - that's Gossip Girl. And the prime-time teen soap opera is off to a very fast start in its second season on CW. After generating a lot of buzz, but only about 2.4 million viewers an episode in its freshman year, the glam saga of upscale teens in the upper reaches of Manhattan life has increased its audience by one-third so far, bringing in about 3.4 million viewers a week. That's a nice gain, especially when it consists primarily of women 18 to 34 years of age, one of the demographic groups that advertisers most want to reach.
April 21, 2008
OMG ... TV is sooo retro. In a strategic reversal, the CW television network said it would no longer offer free Internet streams of new episodes of Gossip Girl when the show returns to the air today. Instead, CW wants young fans to watch the drama about privileged preppies the old school way -- on TV. The move is designed to boost ratings for the program, which has developed a loyal online following but has failed to attract a sizable TV audience. The show's average of 2.5 million viewers has not been enough to lift CW out of the ratings cellar or staunch its financial losses.
October 7, 2010
The two-year-old band the Pretty Reckless have played Warped Tour and the V Fest, the British branch of the Virgin Mobile FreeFest. Rolling Stone.com named the group among the top five breakout bands at this year's Bamboozle Festival in New Jersey. Yet to most people, lead singer Taylor Momsen is still Jenny Mumphrey, doe-eyed ingenue and fictional little sister to one of the "Gossip Girl" hunks. But the 17-year-old says fans shouldn't expect to see Jenny's school-girl outfits when she plays The Quarter on Sunday in support of the band's first album, "Light Me Up. " "There's no similarity between the two," she said.
March 10, 2008
Critic's Pick -- Nate (Chace Crawford) finds a stash of drugs belonging to his father, who's in serious denial in Gossip Girl (8 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54).
March 28, 2012
The letters come, one after the other, from the Otero County Detention Center in New Mexico to a bungalow-style home in Dundalk that is encircled by a chain-link fence and festooned in a ribbon of Ravens purple. The letters are from Shelby Nichole Smith, who was an altar girl at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church and a top graduate of the old Southern High School before enlisting in the Army. Now she's known by her childhood nickname, BeBe, and authorities refer to her in official documents as "the gossip girl.
October 11, 2007
Downloaded singles 1.Gimme More, Britney Spears 2.Crank That, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em 3.Stronger, Kanye West 4.Bubbly, Colbie Caillat 5.Apologize, Timbaland featuring OneRepublic[ITUNES (OCT. 8)] Downloaded albums 1.Magic, Bruce Springsteen 2.Still Feels Good, Rascal Flatts 3.Across the Universe soundtrack, Various artists 4.Graduation, Kanye West 5.Songs of Mass Destruction, Annie Lennox[ITUNES (OCT. 8)] Downloaded TV episodes 1.Movin' Out (Brian's Song), Family Guy 2.Love/Addiction, Grey's Anatomy 3.Poison Ivy, Gossip Girl 4.The Wild Brunch, Gossip Girl 5.A Change is Gonna Come, Grey's Anatomy[ITUNES (OCT.