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Blake Lively Gets Serious About Savages And Life After Gossip Girl

May 29, 2012 03:35 PM

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Blake Lively covers Bullett Magazine's Summer 2012 issue, and the 24-year-old Gossip Girl hottie opens up about her upcoming projects, including the hotly anticipated Oliver Stone flick, Savages.

On working with Stone, Lively tells the mag, “Oliver is by no means a cheerleader. His movies very much reflect the strong, aggressive powerhouse that he is, so he’s not cooing at you along the way. It was challenging because you want to feel like you can do no wrong, especially with your director, but that definitely wasn’t the case here. It’s not a good thing or a bad thing – it’s just the way he works.”

Lively continued, “Your heroes are all sleeping with each other, but they’re also in love. It’s very easy to dislike them, so when my character gets kidnapped, it’s like, ‘Well, good riddance!’ My greatest challenge was to make her life worthy of saving, to find the heart in this story.”

Stone remarks that this gritty role is a huge departure from her character on Gossip Girl, and Lively briefly chats about the inevitable ending of the show, telling the mag, "I think the best way to describe it is like someone who really enjoyed high school, and is like, I’m a senior and I can’t wait for the next thing! Gossip Girl was so great, but what’s the next challenge in life? Because, you know, six years is a long time. And as an actor who plays a caricature of myself on the show, I don’t think I’d say, 'Watch Gossip Girl for my best quality of work.' But I am very lucky to have had that experience.”

Lively doesn't dish on her romance with Ryan Reynolds, but she does chat about relationships in general. "I’m slow to build friendships, but they always end up being long and lasting," she states. "The way that I meet people is the same way that I’ve always met people. It might be weird if I was on JDate, but I’m not, so that’s good. I meet so many people in passing at parties, but I’ve never been a person who’s like, I know I just met you, but let’s exchange numbers and be best friends."




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Ryan Reynolds And Blake Lively Buy $2 Million Love Nest In Bedford, NY

May 11, 2012 03:15 PM

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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are officially shaking up!

The Green Lantern costars have made it official by purchasing a $2,350,000 home in the Bedford/Pound Ridge area of New York, and the 3.5 bed, 4.5 bath home boasts 4,753 square feet!

The property is about an hour outside of Midtown Manhattan, and is hidden from the street behind woods and sprawling green lawns. It features a paneled living room with a stone-faced fireplace, a formal dining room that opens into a "Country Kitchen," a window-wrapped sun porch, two dressing rooms, an office with recreation room, and a cedar closet for the Gossip Girl star to store her fabulous wardrobe!

Some of the couple's new high-profile neighbors include Ralph Lauren, Martha Stewart and Glenn Close.

They've only been together for seven months, but could marriage be the next step for the adorable duo?




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Blake Lively, Salma Hayek And John Travolta Get Hardcore In Savages Trailer

Apr 6, 2012 08:45 AM


The trailer for Savages has hit the web, and it looks killer!

Blake Lively is showing a whole new side of herself in the flick ... which centers around two young drug dealers who face off against a Mexican drug cartel.

Drugs, sex and a whole lot of guns ... we're so there! Plus, Salma Hayek as the head of the Mexican drug cartel sounds like perfect casting.

Savages hits theaters on July 6.




Blake Lively Gets Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker

Feb 15, 2012 01:38 PM

blaek-stalker-230.jpgBlake Lively has obtained a restraining order against a male fan who has been "lurking around" the New York set of Gossip Girl.

According to court documents obtained by ET, a man named Sergie Mifle has claimed to have a "metaphysical or spiritual" connection with the actress, and on several occasions he came to the set to "help [her] heal." Lively stated that she is "afraid for [her] safety", and it was also revealed that Mifle attempted to contact her mother.

The restraining order requires Mifle must stay at least 100 meters away from Lively, her mother and the Gossip Girl set.




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Blake Lively Dishes On Her Dating Life In The New Issue Of Elle

Feb 1, 2012 03:30 PM

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Blake-cover-230.jpgBlake Lively covers the March cover of ELLE Magazine, and the Gossip Girl hottie shows off her sexy stems and chats about fashion and the famous men in her life.

Blake has been linked to Penn Badgley, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ryan Reynolds, but she insists that she doesn't date around. “I’ve had four boyfriends in my whole life," she says. "I’ve never been with anyone that’s not a boyfriend. If I spend time with a man, it’s because there’s somebody that I know well who has been a friend for a while.“

So what about her romance with DiCaprio last summer? "I've never gone on a date. Maybe I'm too shy," Lively says. "If I've ever had a man in my life, it's because I know him well, and he really means something to me. I don't take that stuff lightly. I’d rather be by myself than be spending any time or energy on somebody that I didn't feel sure about."

Moving on from her love life, Blake talks about how she'd like to start a family at some point in the future. “I hope to have a few girls one day," she says. "If not girls, they better be trannies. Because I have some amazing shoes and bags and stories that need to be appreciated.” Er...we're thinking GLAAD is going to be commenting on this one in 3...2...




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Gossip Girl Casts Blake Lively As Marilyn Monroe For 100th Episode

Jan 22, 2012 10:45 AM

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Blake Lively steps into Marilyn Monroe's heels for the upcoming 100th episode of Gossip Girl.

The starlet, as her character Serena van der Woodson, dons a platinum wig, gloves, a pink dress and loads of jewels for a modern-day, primetime interpretation of Marilyn's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Accordingly, the men of the hit series take on the role of "Marilyn's" male chorus of admirers -- including Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley, and Chace Crawford.

Leighton Meester, aka Blair Waldorf, isn't left out of the dream sequence -- she makes an appearance as Audrey Hepburn.

Check out a gallery of photos from the episode and watch it Monday on the CW!




Blake Lively Braves The Boston Chill In Skintight Denim

Dec 20, 2011 02:45 PM

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Blake Lively has been hanging out in Boston this week to visit reported beau Ryan Reynolds, and we're not surprised to see the Gossip Girl star looking picture perfect while chatting away on her cell phone.

Lively, who split from actor Leonardo DiCaprio after dating for five months, is seen here rocking skintight Diesel "Grupee" jeans and a leather "L-Sienna" coat.

As for her recent romance with Reynolds, a source tells the NY Daily News, "It's getting more serious. Ryan really respects her."

Reynolds, who is currently filming the movie C.I.P.D. in Boston, is most likely thrilled to have this blonde beauty keeping him warm. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire ...




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Blake, Miranda And Sarah Jessica Dazzle At MOMA Benefit

Nov 16, 2011 09:40 AM

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Blake Lively, Miranda Kerr and Sarah Jessica Parker looked gorgeous at the Museum of Modern Art's 4th Annual Film benefit "A Tribute to Pedro Almodovar."

The three beauties were all smiles while honoring the writer-director in NYC. Almodovar has directed numerous films including Bad Education and Volver starring Penelope Cruz.

At last night's event, Cruz said the following about Almodovar: "You are one of the funniest people in the world for sure."

Funny ... and well-loved by some of Hollywood's most stunning ladies!




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