Taylor Momsen & Jessica Szohr Let Go From Gossip Girl; Kaylee DeFer Promoted to Series Regular!

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Gossip Girl is parting ways with Taylor Momsen and Jessica Szohr.

In surprising news this morning, it's been confirmed by TV Line that the two actresses will not be returning as series regulars for the CW show’s upcoming fifth season.

Both may be back on a guest star basis at some point, according to reports, but the actresses portraying Jenny and Vanessa are not part of the core cast anymore.

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The "core five" of Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford will all be back this fall, as will Kaylee DeFer as a series regular.

DeFer, who first appeared last month as Serena's cousin Charlie, and who made quite the impression in last night's episode, offers the producers a fresh face.

Momsen has hardly made secret her desire to focus more on her music career, while Szohr’s character has been given little to do this spring ... or pretty much ever.

In that sense, maybe it's not too surprising. What do you think of these Gossip Girl casting shakeups? Are you excited or sad to see them go? Sound off below.

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Noooooooooooooooooo bring back Jenny! WTF???? They should have kicked vanessa out ages ago but Jenny? No Taylor Momsen is just sad...


I was really interested to see where Jenny's characer would go in S4 but clearly the writers didnt know what to do with her, And yeah Taylor Momson lost motivation for it. I'd rather watch Raina or Juliet as regulars they were interesting. Charlie doesnt really grab my attention.


i'm overjoyed that they finally got rid of vanessa, but jenny has a great character who has been given interesting storylines (except in season 2). I would have liked if Charlie actually stayed nice, providing a different type of character for GG and not just another bitch.


I'm really not surprised..Taylor was not even in 5 episodes this season, and although Jessica was in almost every episode, all the writes did was make all of the main characters hate Vanessa. I think firing them was the best decision for the future of Gossip Girl; I personally think that Season 4 was the worst season of the entire show.. Jenny's returns were under-used non-important, and Vanessa's plot lines were also useless. This will give the show a new beginning and a breath of fresh air, something that the show right now is highly in need of. I applaud 'Shattered Bass', that was definitely the best episode of Season 4, and I really can't wait to see what the writes have in store for us in Season 5. Go Chair.


It's really a shame, they will not come back as series regular for next season, I really hope they will on season 6 at least, I love Jenny, she's a really interesting character, and Vanessa hasn't had a lot of opportunities to develop, but they both are important for the show, hope the producer see that, they'll always been there supporting the main stories (specially vanessa) and sometimes their stories were amazing (as jenny season 2 and 3)


Thank god for Vanessa. Talk about a useless prop to fill time. Bye bitch lmao!
But CHARLIE needs to be gone too. She started out as sweet and got annoying in a week real quick.




Omg i cnt belv that they are gone,i'll realy miss em alot i lovd em both...and oh jenny's music is rockin


Omg i cnt belv that jenny is gone,i'll realy miss he alot...and oh her music is rockin


Vanessa has become more and more useless throughout the show. She used to be the "normal person" amongst the rich brats but now she is just as scheming as them. I won't miss her. BUT little J will be sorely missed! She was always awesome and full of drama. Charlie seems like just another dumb guest character and should probably not overstay her welcome. I love that she is freaking out though! If she stays crazy, I would love to see her stay. Hide those meds...

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