Hey there, Upper East Siders. Gawker here. Before you traipse off to slumber or a sex club tonight, please take a moment to appreciate this photo, submitted by tipster @AnimalFarmNYC, which allegedly depicts former NYU student and successful author Dan Humphrey "sleeping and/or meditating" at a Manhattan coffee shop earlier this evening.
Tipster Amanda sent us this picture of dirty, unemployed patchouli monster Penn Badgley participating in yesterday's Occupy Wall Street march by holding a sign (handcrafted by a Tea Partier, it seems) and demanding the return of the Glass-Steagall Act. For some reason he (or the original signmaker) filled in all the holes in the letters—maybe to represent how he/the protesters have "had their fill" of corporate greed? What does it mean.
Leighton Meester, she of perpetually glowing skin and terrible television fame, has purchased a lovely rustic home in Encino, California, smack in the center of the San Fernando Valley. My my, how the Waldorf has changed her exclusively Upper East Sider tune. Or not because Gossip Girl is a television show and Blair Waldorf is a fictional character and the things that she would or wouldn't do are irrelevant to Leighton Meester. So let's just leave all the caviar and headband jokes at the ranch-style door.
The television landscape has been altered inexorably today, with news that makeup-forward shock starlet Taylor Momsen will not be returning to Gossip Girl next season. The precocious actress, who is 17-going-on-undead, was rumored to have been suspended from the show last November for bad behavior. TVLine reports that producers have now chosen to officially "part ways" with both Momsen and co-star Jessica Szohr, who plays Vanessa Abrams.
Last night's episode of Little Golden Books: The House of Mirth involved the biggest drug deal yet in show history, and yet people didn't seem all that concerned. Didn't seem all that worried that they could get caught with $100,000 worth of cocaine and be sent to Sing Sing for the rest of their pretty lives. No, they seemed more concerned about the future of Fart Bass Industries than they did about their own futures. Odd.
Love sprung, if not eternal, certainly something on last night's Valentine's Day episode of America's whiniest Peyton Place remake. Chuck loves to scheme. Blair also loves to scheme. Serena loves Ben. Ben loves catering events. Dan loves staring at people as they do interesting things. And Erik loves being disappointed. Wait, no he doesn't!