Attention Upper East Siders! Gossip Girl Is Coming Back!

Attention Upper East Siders! Gossip Girl Is Coming Back!

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A new version of Gossip Girl will be premiering on AT&t’s upcoming streaming service. In April of 2002, Cecily von Zeigesar came out with Gossip Girl. A young adult novel, the story followed a group of Manhattan’s elite teens whose escapades are chronicled on the blog Gossip Girl. The book grew into a series which  ended in 2011 with the publishcation of the last novel.   The success of the series is due in huge part to the popular series adaptation starring Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Chase Crawford, Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley and Taylor Momsen.   Image Via TV Guide …

Hilary Explains It All: Why ‘Gossip Girl’ Is the Pinnacle of TV Book Adaptations

Hilary Explains It All: Why ‘Gossip Girl’ Is the Pinnacle of TV Book Adaptations

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Yesterday, Chris, one of my editors, was surprised to find out that Gossip Girl, the iconic television show, is actually based on a book series written by Cecily von Ziegesar. Subsequently, Laura-Blaise and myself wouldn’t shut up about the CW darling.   Oh yeah, Chris, the Gossip Girl obsession runs real deep.    So because we’re on the topic, Laura-Blaise and I decided that why Gossip Girl is definitively the pinnacle of books adapted for television is the perfect subject for this week’s edition of Hilary Explains It All.   Gif via Giphy   The Premise   According to Wikipedia: …