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EXCLUSIVE! Katie Cassidy & 'Gossip Girl' Leighton Meester Are NYC BFF's!

Wed, October 20, 2010 3:18pm EDT by Katrina Mitzeliotis Add first Comment

The co-stars may be frenemies on Gossip Girl, but in real life they’re super close!

Katie Cassidy may be the new girl on the block, but the star says she’s having no problem adjusting to NYC life thanks to her close pal Leighton Meester! “I knew most of them before we started shooting but I’m really close to Leighton Meester. She’s definitely someone I spend a lot of time with,” she said when we spoke to the star as Elie Tahari and Ronald Frasch celebrated the opening of the Elie Tahari boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC on Oct. 19. Clad in a sequin mini from the designer, the newest member of the Gossip Girl cast looked gorgeous.

So, what does the duo do when they aren’t working? “She takes me to a bunch of restaurants, I love the West Village.” According to Katie, the pair bonded while recently filming the movie Monte Carlo.

“I’m really close with her because we just did a movie over in Europe recently, so we literally went from Europe straight to New York.”

While the star crossed coasts after her stint on Melrose Place for her Gossip Girl role, she said she’s really loving her new gig and her new city — I’m sure having her pal show her around has something to do with it!

Katrina Mitzeliotis