I guess this is it. The final season of Gossip Girl is officially underway, and this first episode marks the beginning of the end. *single tear* With a whole summer between now and last season's finale, there was a lot of catching up to be done. Dan (Penn Badgley) spent his summer at a writing fellowship in Italy where he enlisted Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) to help him pen his next scathing exposé of the Upper East Side. We found Blair (Leighton Meester) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) going from wild nights together in Monte Carlo to serving out the rest of their summers sorting out business in different parts of the globe (Paris and Dubai, respectively), but promising they would end up together, you know, eventually.
Chuck's father Bart (Robert John Burke) and Lily (Kelly Rutherford) spent their vacation rekindling their old flame and returned home happy and relaxed with Rufus (Matthew Settle) barely an afterthought. That is, until they discovered Serena (Blake Lively) hadn't been home all summer and disappeared without a word. Lily called Nate (Chace Crawford) who had spent the last three months devising a plan to revive his newspaper The Spectator. Shocked by the news, he rounded up the rest of the friends and initiated a mission to find S and bring her home. After a major negotiation with Gossip Girl herself, Nate was able to lead everyone to Serena (or should we say Sabrina?) in Poughkeepsie where she had created a new life with a new beau (all in a few months???). If you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you, but check back here weekly for our fashion recap!
Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively).
Photo: The CW
SERENA VAN DER WOODSEN (BLAKE LIVELY)
+ Earrings: Geometric drop earrings
+ Dress: Jenny Packham scalloped chiffon dress
The cast of "Jersey Shore" season 5.
Photo: Ian Spanier
Can you believe the LAST SEASON of Jersey Shore kicks off tonight (10pm EST, y'all!)? We gueeeess it makes sense since Snooki is a mom now and JWOWW is getting married soon, but MEHHHHHH. We had really gotten used to our seasonal fix of fist-pumping. *pouts while cracking open a fresh jar of pickles* It's been a fun 5 seasons, but we suppose it's time to let everyone's favorite summer residents of Seaside Heights fly the coop and pen the next chapters of their respective books. We can't wait for Season 6 to officially get underway (again, the episode premieres at 10pm EST - DON'T FORGET!), but you better believe we're going to milk these final moments for everything they're worth.
Justin Bieber performs on "Dancing With The Stars" in head-to-toe leather.
Photo: Courtesy of ABC
Justin Bieber's love affair with leather is a story we know all too well, and the latest chapter was penned last night during his performance on ABC's Dancing With The Stars. The teen titan took to the DWTS stage for the show's 2-hour results premiere to perform a heavily-choreographed performance of his hit single "As Long As You Love Me.". Who of sound mind would perform a high-energy dance routine suited up in all-leather? Apparently Justin Bieber. But rest assured, he (and/or stylist Ryan Good) built in mechanisms for keeping cool.
Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley reveals her engagement ring for 'In Touch' magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of In Touch Weekly
Whew, it looks like another Jersey Shore girl is about to get hitched! Following Snooki's engagement earlier this year (and the stylish arrival of her baby boy!), her fellow castmate/BFF JWOWW is also joining the bride-to-be clan by announcing exclusively to In Touch that she's marrying her boyfriend of two years, Roger Mathews. All together now: Awwww! While we're SUPER happy for the Shore girl, we need to cut to the chase—what does the ring look like?! From what we can see, um, that's one GIANT rock. JWOWW told In Touch, "Roger's not an average-looking guy, he's huge: his personality, his size [6'4"]. So I always said, 'I want my ring like you—big! The bigger the better!'" Well, boy certainly delivered. *claps*
Lil Wayne's 2012 VMA performance outfit totally looks like Donnie Thornberry.
Photo: Getty Images/Nickelodeon
Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz joined forces tonight on the 2012 VMA stage for an EPIC performance collaboration. And yet, even though that that s*** was seriously cray, we were even more entranced by Lil Tunechi's performance outfit. For one, he did, in fact, appear shirtless, as we had predicted. But the real nugget is that dude's performance steez SMACKS of The Wild Thornberrys. Specifically, Donnie Thornberry, the feral younger brother voiced by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea.
The cast of "Jersey Shore" season 1.
Photo: Scott Gries/Picture Group
Pour a little Ron Ron Juice out, guys. When Jersey Shore premieres on Thursday, October 4, it will ceremoniously mark the beginning of the end. This upcoming sixth season will also be the show's last. From bump-it poofs to baby bumps, we've watched the cast of Snooki, The Situation, DJ Pauly D, JWOWW, Vinny, Sammi Sweetheart, Ronnie, Deena, and even Angelina evolve into style stars (of their very anthropologically specific style) over the past five seasons, and while we're so happy these guys are breaking the binding on a few new chapters of their lives, the end is bittersweet. In commemoration of the seasons past and celebration of their final act, click through for the extensive style evolutions of our favorite Seaside sweeties. Enjoy!
The cast of "Jersey Shore" season 5.
Photo: Ian Spanier
Ryan Lochte talks Speedo on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Photo: Getty Images
Move over Gosling, there's a new Ryan in town: Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte. Okay, maybe that was a little premature, since we're not actually ready to replace the Gos (pretty sure we'll never be), but the induction of Lochte into a league of same-named heartthrob-juggernauts is undeniable. (Check out all the memes he spawned!) Suffice it to say we were preeetty excited to see Lochte's appearance on last night's episode of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". How many times would he say "JEAH!"? Would he make a comment about those infamous grills? What would the burgeoning style star WEAR and would it involve a bare chest? *sops up drool from keyboard* We now have the answers to these questions.
Robert Pattinson wears Gucci and talks Spanx on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart".
Photo: Courtesy of Comedy Central
Robert Pattinson's visit to The Daily Show yesterday marked the Twilight actor's first television appearance since July's Teen Choice Awards (and since Kristen Stewart admitted to and publicly apologized for the US Weekly release/break-up scandal heard 'round the world). Forget for a second that he's a GIGANTIC international superstar and think about this in terms of just human beings.
As with any human's first outing after a bad break-up (you know, after you've gotten the whole sobbing yourself to sleep on the couch watching late night infomercials, not showering for several days THING out of your system), there's a lot of (usually self-induced) pressure to look reeeeeeally really ridiculously good for your return to the outside world. Most people make this debut at work or school. Celebrities do it in front of a nationally televised audience (or you know, the occasional, slightly more private shoot for an upcoming ad campaign). In our humble opinion, R.Pattz knocks the "Beginning of a New Chapter" look out of the park.
Alexa Chung and Sarah Jessica Parker will guest star on "Gossip Girl" and "Glee" respectively.
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Hold on to your hats, Stylettes. It looks like two of our favorite fashion heavyweights are returning to the smallscreen this fall in a pair supremely exciting guest-starring roles: Alexa Chung on Gossip Girl and Sarah Jessica Parker on Glee! *buckles over with unbridled joy* Can you even IMAGINE?? Think of the Peter Pan collars, the costume jewelry, THE CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA KITTY CAT FLATS!