Taylor Momsen Kicked Off ‘Gossip Girl’ Because Of ‘Unreliable’ Behavior On Set! Exclusive

Tue, May 10, 2011 1:25pm EST by 1 Comment

A “Gossip Girl” insider tells us Taylor Momsen was “unreliable” on the few days she came in to film this season, and this is why she was kicked off, as initially reported by TVLine.com.


Taylor Momsen
and Jessica Szohr will not be returning to Gossip Girl for a fifth season as series regulars, reports our sister site TVLine.com. The girls, who have both seen their storylines significantly cut this past season, will be invited back as guest stars in the future. We spoke to a source close to the show who says Taylor’s departure is attributed to her “unreliable and erratic behavior” on set.

“Taylor wasn’t on set filming much this season, but when she did show up she wasn’t very level-headed,” explains our insider. “The show’s executives didn’t trust that she was really giving it her all, so they dismissed her as a regular.”

This isn’t the first time Taylor’s been accused of bad behavior; Little J’s storyline was reduced on the show because of it. Jenny Humphrey started out as a good girl in the series but her downward spiral mimicked Taylor’s real life persona, which began consisting of dark makeup, shocking statements to the press and a high-profile flashing incident.

Taylor is now focusing on her music career as the lead singer in her band Pretty Reckless, and although Jenny Humphrey fans may be disappointed, they certainly won’t be surprised by her demotion from series regular to guest star.

Lorena O’Neil with reporting by Russ Weakland

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Ali

Posted at 6:17 PM on May 10, 2011  

Who is this source “close to the show” and why should I believe them? Seems more likely that Hollywoodfail.com has an axe to grind, when the far more plausible explanation is that the Producers of the show were simply acquiescing her request to focus on the music.

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