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Leighton Meester Buys $1.5 Million Home Despite Mama Drama

Sep 7, 2011 03:15 PM

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Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester isn't letting family matters get her down!

The actress has purchased a $1,457,500 home in Encino, California -- some good news considering she's been dealing with mama drama all summer!

On Tuesday, Leighton, 25, filed a petition in LA's Superior Court to get a $3 million lawsuit from her mom, Constance Meester, thrown out. Constance is suing Leighton over a "management agreement," saying Leighton agreed to pay her $10,000 a month for the rest of her life. Leighton says the agreement never existed.

Luckily, Leighton now has this home to relax in. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is 2,847 square feet and features walk-in closets, a steam shower, a fireplace, a built-in barbecue, a pool, a guest suite and a breakfast bar.

Get the rest of the story on Leighton's mom issues after the jump!




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5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits East Coast, Celebs In NYC React

Aug 23, 2011 11:45 AM

snooki022411_01_X17230WM.jpgWashington, D.C. and New York City just got a little taste of California life.

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck central Virginia at 1:53 p.m. ET, the strongest one felt on the Eastern seaboard in many years. The center was located in Mineral, VA, a small town about 92 miles southwest of D.C.

The quake was reportedly felt as far west as Ohio, south as North Carolina and north as Toronto, Canada. No major injuries or damage have been reported out of D.C., though the Pentagon, Capitol and many buildings downtown were evacuated, according to Reuters.

Celebrities, news outlets and residents have been Facebooking and Tweeting up a storm, alerting people to the news. Marlboro, New York-native Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi Tweeted, "Omg earthquakeeeee."

See who else Tweeted after the jump.




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Leighton Meester Chows Down On A Pretzel While Filming Gossip Girl

Jul 7, 2011 10:30 AM

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Flip flops, a Hermes bag and a pretzel! Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester is ready to get to work.

The 25-year-old brunette starlet took a carb-filled break while shooting scenes for her hit CW show in the streets of New York City. Guess even the upper east side loves pretzels!

Wonder if Leighton's GG character Blair Waldorf would ever indulge in this type of snack? We doubt it.

See more of Ms. Meester's NYC style ... after the jump.




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Gossip Girl Leighton Meester Can't Keep Her Mouth Shut ... When It Comes To Singing

Jun 14, 2011 01:30 PM

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Monday night, Gossip Girl Leighton Meester sang at the Troubadour in West Hollywood and co-star Michelle Trachtenberg stopped by to enjoy the show ... and hopefully not gossip about it.

Leighton is working to cultivate herself as a double threat -- she sang in the flick Country Strong and has collaborated on tracks with other artists.

The two were all smiles -- Leighton was especially bashful in front of the cameras as a mystery man tried to hide her face. Check out the pics in our gallery below and our video after the jump!




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This Is Why We Love Leighton

Jun 5, 2011 09:46 PM

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Leighton Meester was a sparkly jewel on the MTV Movie Awards red carpet Sunday.

The Gossip Girl actress wore Balmain with Pierre Hardy heels.

Leighton lost out on the Best Villain award for her roll in The Roommate, but she won on the red carpet!




Leighton Meester Buries Herself In Work As Her Mother Gets Slapped With Restraining Order

Feb 19, 2011 01:00 PM

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Leighton Meester, whose film The Roomate took the number one spot at the box office in its opening weekend, threw herself into work on the set of her CW show Gossip Girl this week as news that her troubled mother, Constance Meester, was hit with a restraining order for making death threats.

Court documents reveal that Leighton's mom threatened to "hunt down and kill" a former friend and her son on January 21st.

The pal slapped Constance with a temporary restraining order and claimed that Constance "is a drug addict and made a threat to kill us." A judge has ordered Meester to stay 100 feet away from the mother and son.

It's unclear what prompted the outburst, but Constance and the woman in question both have children who attend the same school.

Constance Meester has a history of trouble with the law. In 1985 she was convicted of drug trafficking and spent 10 years behind bars, which is where Leighton was born. Leighton was raised by her grandparents until Constance's release in 1995.

So far, Leighton has had no comment on her mother's latest legal trouble.

And for those Gossip Girl fans, you might want to click below to see which hottie Blair Waldorf is reuniting with on the show!




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Golden Globe Hookups: Jake And Camilla, Leighton And Garrett

Jan 17, 2011 02:52 PM

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Everyone was getting their flirt on last night!

Despite the fact that Jake Gyllenhaal took former girlfriend (and Rilo Kiley singer) Jenny Lewis to the Golden Globes last night as his date, the hunky Love and Other Drugs actor is rumored to have been chatting up Camilla Belle, according to online reports.

Clearly he's over poor Taylor Swift!

Meanwhile, Country Strong stars Leighton Meester and Garrett Hedlund were "inseparable the entire night," a party guest tells Us.

The young lovers attended HBO's GG after party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel's Circa 55 and spent the evening with their arms wrapped around each other. Two cute!

Meester split from her Gossip Girl co-star Sebastian Stan last year.




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Leighton Meester Straddles A Horse In Missoni's New Spring Campaign

Jan 11, 2011 12:50 PM

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Leighton Meester looks absolutely delicious in the new ad campaign for Missoni's Spring 2011 collection. We love that horse she's rocking!

Instead of making Leighton overtly sexy, Missoni has the Gossip Girl star looking young and fresh while surrounded by tons of little toys. Adorbs!

We can't wait to see the Country Strong's co-star Blake Lively in her new ad campaigns for Chanel's Mademoiselle hand bag line. It pays to be a Gossip Girl!




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