Kelly Rutherford Divorce Fight May Impact Gossip Girl

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Kelly Rutherford, who plays Lily van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl, is currently going through an ugly divorce with her husband of two-plus years, Daniel Giersch, with whom she has a two-year-old son, Hermes. And it's getting uglier still.

Here's the problem: Sources on Gossip Girl tell celebrity news site TMZ that Rutherford is supposed to be in New York to shoot scenes by January 27.

Kelly went to court last week and pleaded with the judge in the divorce case to let her go to New York City with Hermes to resume filming the series.

Daniel Giersch doesn't want Hermes to travel to NYC because he claims Kelly works insane hours and gets totally stressed out when she's shooting.

The judge shut Kelly down, telling her he'll take the issue up a week from today. If the judge shuts her down next week, she'll miss work on the show.

Kelly and Hermes

Gossip Girl producers could deal with a small delay and shoot Lily VDW out of sequence, but if the delay is longer they could just shoot her - as in her character.

Kelly is also pregnant with their second child - a fact revealed very shortly before the couple announced its separation. Hopefully this gets straightened out - both personally and professionally - as well as it can for Kelly.

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