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After five months, Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio have broken up. Reps for both confirmed the parting of ways, adding that they "remain friends."

First spotted together in Monte Carlo at the Cannes Film Festival, the couple embarked on a whirlwind, super-luxe summer love-fest spanning the globe.

During their time together, the Gossip Girl actress, 24, and Inception star, 36, were surprisingly open about their romance and seen frequently in public.

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The pair's recent split is sure to come as a surprise to some DiCaprio pals, one of whom told Us Weekly that they'd "never seen him like this with a girl."

They spent much of the summer at DiCaprio's L.A. home, where Lively "spent the whole time baking. Leo's never dated a girl who can cook. He's smitten!"

After going strong all summer, the duo bonded with one another's parents. Echoed another insider later this fall: "I bet they get engaged in six months."

Apparently it wasn't meant to be, though. While sad for both, we wish Leo and Blake the best ... and have little doubt they'll find someone new if they want.

Instantly.

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Gossip Girl star Blake Lively turns 24 years old today.

The Southern California native has become quite the hot commodity in the past few years, charting a course from the CW drama to full-fledged film stardom.

B's role in Green Lantern showed her big screen potential, and she's even dating Leonardo DiCaprio now. That nude photo leak? Water under the bridge.

Some Blake Lively pictures in honor of her big day:

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  • Black Carpet
  • Green Lantern Star
  • Most Desirable
  • Blake Lively in Red Dress
  • Blake Lively in White Dress
  • So Lively in White
  • One Lively Gal
  • Blake at the MTV Movie Awards

Other celebrity birthdays today? Alexander Skarsgard, Rachael Ray, Rachel Bilson, Gene Simmons, Claudia Schiffer, Regis Philbin and Sean Connery.

Wow, give it up for August 25!

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Call it a battle of the bombshell blonde California girls.

While Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato earned more attention and surfboards, Blake Lively and Cameron Diaz were certainly no slouches on the red carpet.

At 38, Diaz may be double the age of the typical 2011 Teen Choice Awards viewer, but she remains a fan favorite. The Gossip Girl star, too, is extremely popular with the younger crowd (the CW series won Choice TV Show, obvi).

Who was the best dressed of the two? You decide!

Fashion Face-Off!

Who looked better at the Teen Choice Awards August 7, Blake Lively or Cameron Diaz? Brutal call, we know. But make it just the same! View Poll »

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Blake Lively, who is probably still best known as Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl, was spotted looking nothing like her alter ego this week.

Sporting several new tattoos, including two butterflies and some bands on her arm, the 23-year-old star was in character on the set of Savages.

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The rest of her boho-chic ensemble is also part of her character's look:

Directed by Oliver Stone, the film focuses on a pair of pot growers who face off against a Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

The actress is having quite a busy summer. She's starring in the box office smash Green Lantern and filming scenes for Gossip Girl's new season.

She's also dating Leonardo DiCaprio and is rumored to be among those considered to star in a Sex and the City prequel. So, life is pretty good.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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The rumor of Selena Gomez portraying Charlotte York in a Sex and the City prequel evoked many responses earlier this month. So let's see what readers think of this intriguing follow-up story:

Sources say that Selena is still in the running for that character, while leading contenders have also emerged for the other key roles:

  • Elizabeth Olsen as Carrie Bradshaw.
  • Emma Roberts as Miranda Hobbs.
  • Blake Lively as Samantha Jones. 
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  • Photo of Selena
  • Elizabeth Olsen Picture

No deals are in place with any of these actresses, or even for the movie itself.

But Candace Bushnell has penned two novels about Carrie's early life - The Carrie Diaries and Summer And The City - and it seems unlikely a studio would pass on the possibility to create a new franchise based off a best-selling author.

What do you think of these casting choices?

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It's no surprise that we haven't heard from Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively in some time. Both are low-fliers who tend to avoid paparazzi hot spots.

That said, it looks like they're still on! The duo went for an affectionate shopping trip together at Solstice Sunglass Boutique in Santa Barbara, Calif.

"Blake gave Leo her final approval on each pair he tried on," a source says, adding that the two "did not let go of each other the entire time."

  • So Lively in White
  • Leo on Set

The Gossip Girl star and her handsome companion stuck around for about 10 minutes, but rushed out of the store once a crowd noticed them.

Blake and Leo have been together since at least May.

[Photos: Fame Pictures]

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Two weeks ago, a Blake Lively nude photo scandal hit the web, as hackers released an array of nude shots allegedly of the Gossip Girl actress.

Lively's rep, while denying the photos are of the star, threatened legal action against websites that published them. But can she even do that?

She sure can - irrespective of whether the pics are her or not, in fact - for invasion of privacy, negligent infliction of emotional distress, etc.

Whether she will is a different matter entirely.

The Lovely Lively

Lively's reps were quick to cry foul, claiming the pictures were not her, and publicly threatening legal action against any outlet who published them.

But so far, only one site (Perez Hilton) says it has been approached by Lively's legal team, and the snapshots remain published on numerous sites.

Perez indicated that he removed the first set of photos per an attorney's request, but a second set of photos released by the hacker remain online.

Gawker, Mr. Skin, Egotastic and Barstool Sports, among other websites, have posted both sets of images and proudly display them to this day.

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Blake Lively appeared on Today this morning to promote Green Lantern and kind of addressed those pesky rumors flying around those sexy photos.

The ALLEGED Blake Lively nude pictures surfaced about two weeks ago, promoting a response from her rep, who claimed that they are “100 percent fake.”

One hacker begs to differ, but between that and photos of Blake hanging out with Leonardo DiCaprio, there's a whole lot of Lively gossip these days!

How does the actress handle all the scrutiny?

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“You know, getting into this business, [it's] what comes into it,” Blake told Today. “You do it for the art, for the wonderful work that we get to do."

"Otherwise, you keep your head down, you keep to yourself.”

Blake also discussed her new movie Green Lantern, which co-stars Ryan Reynolds, and how her character, Carol, gets to keep him in line.

“Having someone like Ryan Reynolds, you’re hard-pressed to find someone who’s as witty and more charming than him,” she said.

The movie opens this Friday.

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Blake Lively (or a Blake Lively doppelganger, depending on who you believe) recently starred in a nude photo scandal. That was rather eye-opening.

Fortunately for the actress, all eyes will be on her in a different capacity this weekend when the blockbuster film Green Lantern arrives in theaters.

Gorgeous Blake Lively

In an interview with In Style, Blake discussed her role in the comic book adaptation and the films she has taken on aside from TV's Gossip Girl ...

On her character, Carol: "[She's a] really appealing character in this film, and it’s rare because you never see a female get to also be the hero."

"She’s not a damsel in distress. Hal [Reynolds] doesn’t swoop in and save her. She pushes him. He’s inherited a lot of responsibility, and he’s not sure he wants it."

"He’s not a superman – he’s just a man, and he has his weaknesses."

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The Green Lantern has a weakness for baked goods.

To make sure Ryan Reynolds didn't steal the spotlight from her in the runup to their movie's release, costar Blake Lively hit him where it counts.

"It was a way to sabotage Ryan," Lively told the press. "He was working out as much as he was, and I’m the girl. I’m supposed to look better."

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The Gossip Girl star, who brushed up on her skills at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris a few months ago, said she loves "to cook everything and anything."

"The most cooking I did was on this film," she said. "New Orleans was a great place to cook and eat." Not that Reynolds objects by any means.

"[For] most actors, it’s coke and guns," he said. "For me, it’s baked goods."

Nice to see that the Blake Lively nude photo scandal hasn't dampened the spirits of the actress or her counterpart. The movie looks fun, too!

[Photos: WENN.com, Fame Pictures]

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