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Ryan Lochte would love to score a cameo on Gossip Girl.

The reason is simple: Blake Lively stars on Gossip Girl.

Since his powerhouse performances at the London Olympics, the swimming champion has already booked guest-starring gigs on both 90210 and 30 Rock and was even considered (briefly) as a candidate for The Bachelor (he's now out of the running).

  • Ryan Lochte Picture
  • Blake Lively in NYC

Not shabby. At the Rebecca Minkoff show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC last week, Ryan was asked what show would he love to book next?

"Gossip Girl," the 28-year-old answered with a big smile, adding that "If I'm ever [considered for a cameo on] Gossip Girl, I will not turn that down."

Why? "Because I have a big crush on Blake Lively!"

Sorry man. Blake Lively married Ryan Reynolds last night in S.C. But it's okay to crush on her still, right? At least that's what we're telling ourselves.

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Stop us if you've heard this one before, but gorgeous Gossip Girl cast member Blake Lively is apparently nothing like her character on Gossip Girl! Crazy!

Primary case in point: Blake does not party or get around.

The 24-year-old actress tells Marie Claire that “People like to draw parallels between my life and the scandalous stories on Gossip Girl."

  • Blake Lively Marie Claire Photo
  • Blake Lively Marie Claire Magazine Cover

"I do dress similarly to my character, so they think, She lives this life on and off set ... I recently shared how many boyfriends I’ve had [four], and people were like, ‘That’s impossible!’ But it’s true."

"I’ve been with very few people. If I’m not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I’d rather be by myself.”

Those four guys would be Ryan Reynolds, Leonardo DiCaprio, Penn Badgley and ... the guy before Penn Badgley. Lucky fellas!

On preparing for her Savages role, Blake told the magazine, “I went to the gun range and learned how to shoot a gun for the first time."

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Leighton Meester covers the new issue of Lucky Magazine.

In it, the 26-year-old star of That’s My Boy and Gossip Girl talks about her rise to fame, her personal style, and the impending end of the CW hit that made her a star.

Excerpts and photos from her interview appear below:

Leighton Meester Lucky Cover

On whether she thought she would be successful: “I don’t know. Yes? You can’t count on success in this business. But anyway, being famous or rich or making a certain kind of movie – none of that means ‘success’ to me."

"Success to me is being happy and fulfilled, truly fulfilled, and being proud of myself and doing different things all the time. So thus far, yes, I’ve been successful.”

On how Gossip Girl changed her style: “My friend says that before the show I dressed like a homeless person. I used to buy everything at garage sales. It was hard to give up! I’d be like, ‘But this crazy sweater is amazing, and it only cost 25 cents!’"

"I’ve learned from Blair, though. Now I like to pepper in some designer stuff.”

On her makeup routine: “I’ve stopped wearing makeup when I’m not working. For a while I thought I had dark circles and bad skin, and then I realized I was seeing myself that way because I didn’t recognize myself anymore without makeup."

"Now when I wear it, I think I look really weird!”

On love: “I love love. It’s the most intriguing universally understood emotion, and it comes in so many forms: family love, love of friends. I fall in love with everybody all the time.”

  • Leighton Meester Image
  • Leighton in Lucky
  • Lucky Leighton

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Forget Dair versus Chair. Another feud is brewing on Gossip Girl: Blair Waldorf versus... Courtney Stodden?!?

On this week's episode of that CW drama, Dan and Blair lamented their boring roll in the sack via the following exchange:

Blair: "That was terrible... like the least sexy thing since Courtney Stodden.
Dan: I don't know who that is, but it's much worse."

  • Courtney Stodden in Los Angeles
  • Blair Waldorf Photo

Sort of funny, right? Not to the 17-year old piece of plastic who makes Kim Kardashian look talented.

"Oh Blair... If Dan was with me, I would have shown him a waaay better time! xxx #gossipgirl @gossipgirl," Courtney Tweeted in response, proving that she's far more adept at showing cleavage than a sense of humor.

Courtney Stodden, folks. You know you don't love her.

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Former lovebirds and Gossip Girl co-stars Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr are now giving it another shot, reportedly. Says an eyewitness who saw them together:

"They were eating brunch at Allswell restaurant in Brooklyn Feb. 11. They were seated in a corner table by the window and were kissing and making out!"

Their lovefest continued through into Sunday.

  • Ed Westwick Image
  • Jessica Szohr Photograph

"I saw Ed and Jessica eating brunch at Cafe Colette in Brooklyn on Feb. 12 and they were all over each other, " a second eyewitness tells Life & Style.

Just last month at the Television Critics Association conference, Ed Westwick, who plays Chuck Bass, said he had no plans for Valentine's Day.

"I've never done anything for Valentine's Day because there's never been anyone worth it, and I have no plans this [year]," he told Life & Style.

Though reps for Jessica and Ed didn't comment, the duo ended things amicably before, so it's not hard to see how a reconciliation could happen.

"He's a really rad guy," Jessica Szohr has said about Ed. "He's awesome and smart and talented and adorable, and we make each other laugh."

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Move over, Kate Middleton.

While the Duchess of Cambridge wore Alexander McQueen to her Royal Wedding in April, Gossip Girl's own "people's princess" chose an NYC-based designer for her big day.

The CW has released new photos of Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf on the hit series, donning a Vera Wang gown as she prepares to wed the Prince of Monaco. See below:

  • Blair Waldorf Wedding Dress
  • Blair Waldorf in Vera Wang

Vera, who appears on the Jan. 16 winter premiere of Gossip Girl, did a fabulous job. No argument there. But whether Blair actually goes through with the wedding is unclear.

Having had problems with Louis this season, and with Chuck Bass, and perhaps Dan Humphrey, waiting in the wings, Queen B's romantic future is still unwritten.

She's running out of time, though: The wedding (which serves as the focal point of the show's milestone 100th episode) is set for January 30. Save the date!

Will she be happy ever after? Or a runaway bride?

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Kate Middleton was dubbed the "People's Princess" earlier this year when she became the first commoner to marry an heir to the British throne in centuries.

On Gossip Girl, Blair Waldorf (played by Leighton Meester) is getting ready to do the same on January 30, as she is engaged to Louis, the Prince of Monaco.

Meester was seen on the street filming in her wedding dress ... a runaway bride perhaps? Or filming a dream sequence? Impossible to say for another two months.

What you can say now is whether Gossip Girl fashion compares to the real deal! Whose wedding dress do you like better, Kate's or Blair's? Vote below!

Fashion Face-Off!

Kate Middleton, real-life royal princess, tied the knot in April. Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf is set to in January. Whose wedding dress do you like best? View Poll »

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One hundred episodes of drama, scandal, snark and Gossip Girl fashion.

January 30 marks the 100th installment of the CW hit we know and love, and on Saturday night, the cast celebrated the completion of its filming with a red carpet event at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. It was, as expected, a stylish affair.

In addition to their male co-stars, Blake Lively and Leighton Meester were on hand, albeit a few hours late, leaving the cameras breathlessly awaiting their arrival. Both stars were a bit under-dressed for the cold weather ... but looked fabulous.

Who looked the most fabulous, though? Vote in our Fashion Face-Off!

Fashion Face-Off!

Who looked better at the Gossip Girl 100th episode party, Blake Lively or Leighton Meester? View Poll »

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In honor of Gossip Girl wrapping its 100th episode, the whole cast assembled for dinner ... and we pit Ed Westwick, Chace Crawford and Penn Badgley in a Fashion Face-Off!

Celebrating the milestone, which airs in January, the men of the CW hit partied at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC. You could say they were occupying hotness ... or something.

Anyway, whose Gossip Girl fashion do you like the best? Vote below, and try not to deduct points for Penn's hair. This is a style showdown, not a hair affair, people!

Fashion Face-Off!

Who looked better at the Gossip Girl 100th episode party, Ed Westwick, Chace Crawford or Penn Badgley? Vote in THG's Fashion Face-Off now! View Poll »

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Elizabeth Hurley recently joined the cast of Gossip Girl for the upcoming season as Diana Payne, described as “a sexy, smart, self-made media mogul."

A media ogul who may seduce Chace Crawford's Nate!

Nipple Exposure

We're basing that on nothing but this photo from the show's New York set, of course. We have no idea what plot developments the producers have in store.

That said, would it surprise anybody? Blair and Serena both have their own story lines, and sleeping with gorgeous women is one of Nate's strong suits.

Just saying. Anyway, here's Elizabeth and Chace on set ...

Is there a chance Nate will hit it? Is there a chance he won't?

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