“Gossip Girl” Movie Report Is Fake News

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By Shari Weiss

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A report claiming a “Gossip Girl” movie is in the works is fake news. Gossip Cop can exclusively set the record straight.

The “Gossip Girl” TV show, an adaptation of a book series, aired for six seasons on The CW, concluding in 2012. Now the National Enquirer claims in its new issue that the “actors behind the Upper East Side crew are pushing for a movie reboot.” A so-called “reliable industry tipster” supposedly tells the gossip magazine that with the fan base “still there” nearly five years after the finale, “The timing is ripe for a follow-up.”

The outlet alleges Leighton Meester, Chace Crawford and Jessica Szohr are “on board,” but “ultimately, the decision rests on Blake Lively.” Maintains the publication’s purported tipster, “Blake is the main person who needs to be sold on the idea.” Tellingly, though, this supposed “informant” doesn’t say how Lively feels about the proposal.

More significant is this: There are no legitimate plans to make a “Gossip Girl” movie, and the key players certainly aren’t “on board” with one. Producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are currently preoccupied with their “Dynasty” reboot, which is premiering on The CW in the fall. Meester said in a February interview that she wanted to focus on things that are “more my taste,” and asked about a revival just this week, co-star Ed Westwick said, “Nah, that’s not gonna happen.”

“It feels like we only just finished,” he insisted, going on to say he has no interest in revisiting his character at this point. “It’s played out, man. It’s done.” Clearly, it’s not Lively who would be holding up such a project if one actually exsisted. In fact, contrary to her co-stars, the actress said last month that she personally wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a revival, telling Variety, “Why not?… Who knows? If it was good, if it made sense.”

So this manufactured article about Lively being the hold-out while her co-stars are already on board clearly contradicts what the stars themselves have said on record. Regardless, though, there are no actual plans for a “Gossip Girl” film at this time. Gossip Cop is told by sources involved with the original series that “everyone is doing their own thing” and the “timing isn’t ripe; [the story] is not right.”

Last November, we also busted a made-up report about a “Gossip Girl” TV reboot. If a new show or a movie should actually develop in the future, Gossip Cop will have the real news. For now, fans shouldn’t get their hopes up.

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