Summertime Update: Car Wrecks, Gay Sex, and Nose Jobs

I know, I miss it too. I've been trying to give you some information on beloved (by a select few) New York teen soap Gossip Girl, but the summer is a quiet time for TV news. Luckily for us, on this lovely summer Wednesday, while our Upper East Side friends are busy filming in the Hamptons, a few GG-related items have floated onto my desk, like glorious Burberry-winged butterflies.

First there was the scary news of Chuck Bass's small taxi accident. Luckily he escaped unscathed. Then there is yet another interview with Chace "Nate" Crawford in which he's asked point blank if he's gay and he, of course, denies it. We do find out, though, that in high school he was a greeter at Abercrombie & Fitch, that store that can make some teens feel vaguely sad because the popular preppy kids all wear it and these other teens picture the cool preppy kids cavorting on beaches and drinking from kegs and laughing and being good-looking together and then in bitter contrast there are the other kids in ill-fitting button-ups from the Gap that their moms said were cool and there they are standing and staring like total weirdos at other kids in a clothing store. Hah! Hey! Where did I go there? Anyway, the real GG scandal of the day is a tipster who believes that Blake "Serena van der Boring" Lively used to have a different nose!

Yes indeed. InStyle has a little slideshow of photos of the actors when they were in high school and Blake's nose does look a little suspiciously different. Take a look at the photo below and judge for yourself.

Summertime Update: Car Wrecks, Gay Sex, and Nose JobsS

God love a slow news day!