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Vogue – June 2010 Article

I can’t quite recall the disquieting moment when I realized that they were, in fact, all around me. I knew that Cameron Diaz broke her nose doing it and was unsurprised to discover that Stefano Pilati is very, very good at it. I was amazed to hear that my friend Holly Peterson travels to the ends of the Earth in pursuit of it and that Cynthia Rowley fashions clothing expressly for it. I knew that Damien Hirst’s partner, Maia, is gaga for it but that he’d rather just watch, and I was frankly dumbfounded that both Barneys’ gnomish Simon Doonan and Vanity Fair‘s Falstaffian Graydon Carter each had a go—and with the same happy band of practitioners, no less.

Instead of a Mason’s handshake or the furtive double glance of pre-Stonewall Temperamentals, an evangelical glint in the eye helped me recognize these cultists. Their faces would take on a beatific cast when I raised the subject, and in reverent tones they evoked otherworldly pleasures beyond the ken of ordinary mortals. And now I was about to be abducted into this bitchin’ netherworld of tubes, lips, and barrels.

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Ben Affleck On Blake Lively In The Town

Blake Lively never made it to the snowy mountains of the Sundance Film Festival, but her name was heard up and down Main Street, uttered by some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Ryan Reynolds declared that the Gossip Girl beauty is going to be “flawless” opposite him in the comic book adaptation, Green Lantern.

And Ben Affleck, who cast Blake last summer in The Town, had nothing but kind things to say about the 22-year-old actress, even though he’s never caught a single episode of the TV show that made her a star.

“I have never seen Gossip Girl, I have to say,” he admitted. “I saw The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, which she’s really, really great in and she’s great in my movie.”

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AskMen 2010 Most Desirable Women

Blake Lively ranked at #85 on the annual’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women. View her entry here.

Why She’s #85
There was a time when pop culture seemed to have had enough of the blond, blue-eyed American girl, but Blake Lively is proof that a beautiful woman can never actually be a cliche. She first caught our attention in 2007, when previews for the show Gossip Girl hit airwaves. While we never imagined ourselves immersed in the trials and tribulations of rich high school kids from the Upper East Side, we’ve found ourselves on numerous occasions — forced by the powers of female persuasion — sitting through episodes of Gossip Girl. Is it embarrassing to admit that we know who Lively’s character Serena van der Woodsen is dating and who her fictional BFF is? Definitely, but at least 2009 ended with Lively hosting Saturday Night Live, and 2010 marks the year that the California native will finally act in something we’re not ashamed to talk about on poker night. Starring opposite Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, Lively hits the big screen this September in the Ben Affleck-directed movie The Town. The movie has everything a guy-movie requires: guns, crime, FBI agents, a cool male lead, and a beautiful woman. Until then, we’ll just have to be content being that amazing boyfriend who, every Monday night, spends a little quality time with his girlfriend watching Gossip Girl.

Esquire – February 2010 Article & Outtakes

The most significant consequence of Gossip Girl may be the rise of its lead blond, who’s about to become a serious movie star.

The guest on the late-night talk show crosses her long, bare legs. No one is looking at her. Her segment is done, and she has moved to the second couch, the one that’s hardly ever used. She’s alone. The host, he’s over with the guest who came on after her, the scrawny, aging heavy-metal drummer, and they’re rocking out with the house band, and all the cameras — there are so many cameras at these shows, way more than you’d think — have rolled over to the other side of the stage, and the audience, college kids and tourist couples hopped up on blinking APPLAUSE signs and instructions to be enthusiastic, is watching the host and the aging drummer as they goof around with a guitar. The up-and-coming actress, who has apparently decided to hang out after her interview and watch the rest of the show, sits on that other couch, clapping her hands — stiff palms and splinted fingers, like seal flippers — even though not one person, except for her publicist and her publicist’s subpublicists watching in the wings, is paying her any mind.

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Blake Lively To Star In Green Lantern

Variety confirms Blake has landed the lead female role in The Green Lantern! Congrats to her on this huge opportunity. Her film career is really boosting these days!

Blake Lively has landed the female lead role in Green Lantern as Carol Ferris opposite Ryan Reynolds in Warner Bros.’ live-action film based on the DC Comics hero.

Martin Campbell will direct. Production is expected to begin in March with a release date set for June 17, 2011.

Greg Berlanti wrote the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green. Michael Goldenberg’s rewriting.

Donald DeLine’s producing with Berlanti. DeLine VP Andrew Haas is exec producing.

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Blake Lively to Present Golden Globes

Appearantly our girl Blake is going to preent and award at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the show will be telecast live on NBC Sunday, January 11 (8 – 11 p.m. EST) at The Beverly Hilton. I found this at

Three more stars have been added to the star-studded list of presenters for next month’s 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards!

Gossip Girl hottie Blake Lively, The Dark Knight’s Aaron Eckhart and newly minted CSI lead Laurence Fishburne will all hand out awards at the ceremony in January.

The new presenters join an array of big- and small-screen stars like Drew Barrymore, Jake Gyllenhaal, The Mentalist’s Simon Baker, Salma Hayek and Jennifer Lopez, who had already been announced. Funnymen Sacha Baron Cohen, Ricky Gervais and Seth Rogen will also be on hand, as will new mom Amy Poehler.

Eckhart’s Dark Knight costar Heath Ledger received a posthumous nomination in the supporting actor category.

The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast Jan. 11 from the Beverly Hilton at 8 p.m. on NBC.

W Magazine – December 2008

Blake Lively is features in the december issue of W Magazine, she’s on the cover 🙂 . I have the cover for you and some shoots pictures. I will try to add the scans as soon as possible, since I live in sweden it takes a month longer for the magazines to come here. You can read the article from the magazine futher down. Here are som previews of the photoshoots images.

Levelheaded Blake Lively is emerging as the buzziest (and busiest) of the Gossip Girl gang.

Blake Lively is a starving artist. “I’m hungry. You hungry? Let’s meet at Sant Ambroeus,” she says, by way of cell phone introduction. Within minutes she’s stepping out of a taxi, an endless stream of legs and golden hair. The pint-size ristorante in New York’s West Village is, on a Saturday afternoon, predictably packed with the type of diners who are too cool to freak out about the numero uno Gossip Girl but not so jaded that they don’t notice her. Over the course of the next hour and a half, only a mother and her trembling tween daughter openly fawn over Lively. Sure, a guy at the next table chats her up, but that’s only because he really, really needs to know if he should order the eggplant appetizer that the gorgeous 21-year-old is digging into with gusto.

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Gossip Girl Casts New Love for Serena

Looks like Dan Humphrey may have some serious competition. Just read these news at E! Online about some new characters that might be coming to the show.

Inside sources reveal exclusively that the casting deals for two new Gossip Girl characters just closed tonight, including a love interest for one Miss Serena Van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), and an OC star who’s coming to the Upper East Side to stir up trouble.

Want to know who’s playing what? Click in!

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Blake’s 21st Birthday

Happy Birthday, Blake!

Cosmopolitan – September 2008

Thanks to a starring role on the addictive Gossip Girl, a new movie, and a high-profile romance, she’s Hollywood’s proverbial It Girl. One more thing: You know you love her.

Blake Lively is starving. She slides into a booth at a charming restaurant in New York City’s West Village and immediately buries her head in the menu. “Let’s share a bunch of stuff,” she says, then adds, “On average, I order about three meals for myself in one sitting.” She isn’t kidding. Two bread baskets, two appetizers, two pasta entrées, and three desserts later, she decides that’s enough food…to start with.

But there’s good reason for Blake’s ravenous appetite. As one of the breakout stars of television’s most buzzed-about show, Gossip Girl, she’s spent the last several months working 18-hour days. And that’s in addition to promoting her new flick, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, in which she plays a college student coming to terms with her mother’s death. Though she looks every bit the chosen Hollywood starlet (she’s dressed in skinny jeans, black ballet flats, and a leather bomber jacket), she hardly acts it. “I don’t drink. I don’t do drugs. But I do sleep around a lot,” she deadpans, before busting into laughter.

The fact is, her own high school experience in Burbank, California, was a far cry from her character’s ultraprivileged existence. While Serena van der Woodsen spends her time sipping champagne at the Palace Hotel dressed in designer clothes, Blake, now 21, was more of a gung-ho overachiever. “I was class president, on the cheerleading squad, in a competitive show choir, and in, like, six different clubs,” she says. She even sported a bulldog costume to act as mascot for some football games. That up-for-anything attitude is what helped her break into acting. She got her first gig (in the original Sisterhood movie) because her brother, also an actor, thought she would like performing and asked his agent to send her on a couple auditions.

On being nothing like her on-scre­en persona Serena van der Woodsen: “I was class president, on the cheerleading squad, in a competitive show choir, and in, like, six different clubs.”

On what she sees in a boyfriend: “I don’t want to date someone just to date someone. I want to be with a guy who’s going to be better my quality of life, better me.”

On kissing and telling: “I’ve kissed just three people, other than stuff I’ve done for TV or movies. I know — I’m weird.” ­

On her steady relationship with costar Penn Badgley: “I hope Brad Pitt doesn’t hear this. He’s never going to want to marry me.”