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Posted 9/22/13 at 5:55 pm ET

By the way, Gossip Girl Acapulco is airing in the U.S. now

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For all of us Gossip Girl lovers (and love-to-haters), we’ve been following the news of the Spanish-language adaptation titled Gossip Girl Acapulco. The series premiered a few weeks ago in Mexico but has finally premiered here in the States. Though Univision was supposed to air the series in 2014, they’ve decided to accelerate it. Gossip Girl Acapulco made its U.S. debut on Friday on UniMás.

UniMás took over Telefutura; so if you can’t find the station, it should be the same as Telefutura. If you don’t speak Spanish, sometimes Univision has English subtitles in CC3.

So start watching our favorite UES class it up in Acapulco!
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Posted 8/12/13 at 3:00 pm ET

Lily and Rufus will be endgame in a Lifetime movie

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I promise I’m not seeking out more Gossip Girl information! It’s finding me! But here’s a good one: Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle have just been cast in a Lifetime movie titled A Sister’s Nightmare, where they play each other’s romantic interests. Or something like that.

Look, the movie isn’t really a romance one, but we can all hope that they fall in love and stay together happily ever after, especially since they kissed on the mouth in the Gossip Girl finale but then ended up with other people. Including someone who gave someone else fake cancer. I’m just saying.

Here’s the movie’s synopsis:

Police officer Jane Rydert’s (Rutherford) life goes into a tailspin when her sister Cassidy (Henstridge) is discharged from the state hospital for the criminally insane, and shows up at her door needing a place to stay. Jane never told her teenage daughter that she had a sister and her fiancée, Phil (Settle), knows very little. Cassidy is the skeleton in Jane’s closet, after she went on a rampage 16 years earlier, shot her husband to death, and attempted to murder their baby. A dangerous rivalry and past familiarities return, Jane is unable to prove her sister is still harmful to society and takes matters into her own hands to protect her family.


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Posted 8/12/13 at 1:24 am ET

Here are parallel GIFs of the Gossip Girl and Gossip Girl Acapulco premieres

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As you may or may not know — but, please, you definitely do — the Spanish-language adaptation of Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl Acapulco, premiered last Monday (and then aired its subsequent four episodes daily). Though some things were changed here and there in its premiere, for the most part, it stays true to the original’s pilot. So I figured, why not give you a little side-by-side comparison?

What I didn’t anticipate was the fact that GIFs are an incredible pain to make if you have an outdated laptop at this point! So instead of making a bajillion like I planned, here are 10:

1. A picture of Serena/Sofía arriving is sent to Gossip Girl.

2. Blair/Bárbara finds out.

3. Chuck/Max finds out.

4. Serena/Sofía arrives.

5. And then Nate/Nico…

6. Xo xo… Gossip Girl

7. “I didn’t come back for you”

8. A cork is popped (wink)

9. Lily asks about Dan

10. A punch is given

There are many other parallels, of course. A lot of them, in fact! The entire episode should be ran together with the original’s. But alas, it was difficult to even get to 10. I definitely have a newfound respect for the Tumblr giffer aficionados.
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Posted 8/9/13 at 4:16 pm ET

All of the Gossip Girl Acapulco premiere’s best moments (and differences)

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Earlier this week, Mexico saw the premiere of a Spanish-language development of the best show of our time. That’s right, guys. In case you forgot: Gossip Girl Acapulco had its series premiere on Monday. It airs five nights a week, which is typical.

Here are some of the best moments in that first episode … and some differences from the infamous original, in order of how they appeared:

A theme song. I don’t know if it’s played throughout all the episodes, but that infectious song that was used during the second official trailer of Gossip Girl Acapulco opens up the premiere episode, with a montage of all our favorite UESers transplanted to Acapulco. For the record, it also does the same “You know you love me” opening as the original later on in the show.

Serena arrives in a plane. (I’ll just call them by their original names, lest I get super confused. She’s Sofía, but she will always be Serena to us.) In a private jet, no less. Instead of staring out of her train car window, she sips some champagne offered to her by a waiter in the jet, while reading the Gossip Girl Twitter feed.

Also, it’s a Twitter feed, not a blog.
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Posted 7/2/13 at 2:44 pm ET

Gossip Girl ‘All About My Brother’ photo recap: Diary of a Tired Blog Dan

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I decided to surprise everyone with a quick vintage photo recap of cap-worthy episode 1×16 “All About My Brother” — except a quarter way in, I realized that neither Chuck nor Nate were in the episode … which is just sad. I wanted some Natefused and Rihanna lyrics in here, but it didn’t happen. However, I chose it because I remembered it had one of the most complicated scenes ever, given that (SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE SERIES FINALE OR BEEN ON THE INTERNET AT ALL) Dan is Gossip Girl.

Dan talks to Jenny about a blast he sent that she told him to send, given the series finale. What? IT HAD TO BE RECAPPED. So here we are.

Also, thanks to HomeoftheNutty.com for the screencaps!
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Posted 5/24/13 at 5:53 pm ET

The root of guilt in Guilty Pleasures

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Creator and executive producer of both Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy Shonda Rhimes said recently in a Salon interview that calling a series a guilty pleasure is like calling it “a piece of crap.” She was insulted that anyone would actually reference their watching of Scandal with such a phrase. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I understand where she’s coming from.

That’s not to say I’m not, ahem, guilty of such labeling. All of us have decided to call a series we watch a guilty pleasure. In fact, I once wrote a post listing shows I watch that I don’t want anyone to know about. On that list: Gossip Girl (naturally), Whitney, iCarly, The Celebrity Apprentice, and Ringer. Most of those shows aren’t on the air anymore. Gossip Girl and iCarly have since ended; Whitney and Ringer were both cancelled.

But just this week, I waited for and watched The Celebrity Apprentice’s season finale. In fact, I got spoiled on who won and was kind of upset over it. And yet, I don’t really want any of my peers knowing that I watch the show. Admittedly, part of the reason I love watching The Celebrity Apprentice is for the celebrities yelling at each other.
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Posted 3/13/13 at 7:02 pm ET

Here’s a video of Dan Humphrey saying part of the Gossip Girl opening

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Recently, I asked people on Tumblr to make a video of Dan Humphrey saying the voiceover of the Gossip Girl opening titles (instead of Kristen Bell), because OBVIOUSLY. Well, someone responded — and it just HAD to be shared.

TeenyTinyTelly on Tumblr said they had made the video before but it didn’t turn out how they ideally wanted, so instead made a shorter version… and then kindly linked me to it. Well, thank you for everything TeenyTinyTelly! (Can I call you T3?) You are amazing and win the Internet.

You know you love me…

Xo xo Dan Humphrey.
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Posted 12/28/12 at 1:08 pm ET

Top 16 Best TV moments of 2012

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2012 was a great year for television, and as the year finally comes to a close, we’d like to count down our favorite moments. This was the year we saw Jack and Liz be Batman and the Joker, this is the year Leslie Knope was elected, this is the year Gossip Girl was revealed. You get it; it was a big year. Of course, we don’t watch everything on television, so if we’re missing something you have as a top moment, make sure to list what it is in the comments section.

And now without further adieu, our 16 top moments of 2012 in order of television show:

1. 30 Rock | Batman and the Joker

Season five may not have been 30 Rock‘s finest, but every once in a while, moments of sheer genius popped up like it usually does. One of those moments was this, when Liz (who is in a “if you can’t beat them, join them” attitude…and basically looks homeless by episode’s end) and Jack inadvertently became Batman and the Joker, respectively — all becoming a hilarious Batman parody.

2. Breaking Bad | Skyler’s waiting

There are plenty of moments to choose from the first half of Breaking Bad’s final season — like the kid’s death, Mike’s death, or Walt finally being found out thanks to a book in the bathroom — but none of them are as matter-of-fact and equally chilling as this moment.
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Posted 12/18/12 at 5:39 pm ET

Gossip Girl ‘New York, I Love You XOXO’ photo recap: End It Like Ehh… Erm

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So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye! Gossip Girl, once hailed as The Greatest Show Of Our Time, has come and gone and now we must bid it adieu. How can you solve a problem like Gossip Girl? Ahhh…

In this episode, Chuck and Blair finally get hitched (but don’t bang, I’m sorry for the false expectations I’ve caused), Nate and Sage pretend to be smart but don’t actually solve anything, no one mourns Bart’s second death, Dan is Gossip Girl, and Serena loves him for it. How can something that makes absolutely no sense — Dan being gossip girl — make 100% perfect sense? I don’t know. No time to think because the credits have already rolled and Taylor Momsen’s track is piercing through my soul.

My very soul!

If you don’t get to the end of this, just know that I thank you, I appreciate you, and I love you all. Until the next photo recap… if there ever will be one!

And now it’s time for what I’ve promised (and for some reason, people care). Who knew the series finale of Gossip Girl and this post would parallel so much. I am your Dan Humphrey, which is to say I am the worst and am a clinical sociopath and that this is so not a big deal.
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Posted 12/18/12 at 10:40 am ET

Gossip Girl Roundtable: Series Finale ‘New York, I Love You XOXO’

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Time for us to discuss the final episode of Gossip Girl ever. What happened in this episode? Chuck and Blair get married; Serena and Dan get married; Kristen Bell is there; Nate kind of had a storyline — not really; Dan says he’s gossip girl and no one cares; hundreds find solace in the hilarity of Dan being GG on Tumblr.

It was magical.

1. Do you think it was a satisfying ending?

Samantha | It was good. I liked that they brought so many people back. I thought the redemption of Dan was super rushed and a little unsatisfying. You can’t make him SO evil then expect him to be happy with no repercussions for his actions.

Michael | Yes and no. Stephanie Savage said in an interview that not everything is tied up in a nice, little bow. I automatically hate when showrunners say that because is that not the point of a series finale — to answer all the questions? This at one time was the lowest rated show on all of television, there are about zero chances this will be resurrected in any form: answer the questions, showrunners. In short, plot-wise, I don’t think this was a satisfying finale.
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