RE­BEKAH DEVLIN OUT OF THE BOX

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Tuesday -

IMAY be a hope­less lover of teen dra­mas, but for some rea­son I never got into Gos­sip Girl. All I know about it is the quote ‘‘ I’m Chuck Bass’’, which seems to be a catchcry of one of the char­ac­ters . . . I’m pretty sure it’s Chuck Bass.

I think he was shot at the end of last sea­son, but here he is in tonight’s episode, so I guess he sur­vived.

Chuck Bass cracks me up— it’s like he’s con­stantly vogue­ing, go­ing from one over­stated pose to an­other. And they say the art of act­ing is lost.

The show’s star­lets are al­ways in the women’s mags in the best-dressed pages, and I think a whole bunch of them were dat­ing but they broke up.

So, from what I can gather, there’s some weird blog­ger called Gos­sip Girl—‘‘ your one and only source into the scan­dalous lives of Man­hat­tan’s elite’’.

It’s Blair’s 20th birth­day, which means a party that would do Paris Hil­ton proud.

Rachel Zoe makes a guest ap­pear­ance and the writ­ers find a novel way to work her ‘‘ I die’’ catch­phrase in.

‘‘ I know you think you’re rock ’ n’ roll, but you are wear­ing a $2000 jacket,’’ Lily says to Ru­fus, be­fore adding, ‘‘ Let’s go check out the cook­ies in the shape of Blair’s shoes.’’ Sure.

It seems the break-ups are hap­pen­ing on the show, too.

Chuck and Blair have split, so their friends Ser­ena and Nate stage an in­ter­ven­tion peace treaty ne­go­ti­a­tion, com­plete with a court stenog­ra­pher and no­tary. The stenog­ra­phers are a pretty funny touch.

‘‘ We’ve wit­nessed the Wal­dorf/ Bass wars first­hand, we know you both, you have nu­clear ca­pa­bil­ity,’’ Ser­ena says.

‘‘ Sooner or later one of you is go­ing to press the other’s but­ton and we’re go­ing to end up with noth­ing but cock­roaches,’’ Nate says.

If some­one breaks the ceasefire, they face ex­com­mu­ni­ca­tion, which I’m guess­ing is a fate worse than death on the Up­per East Side. Gos­sip Girl Fox8, 8.30pm

Blair: Leighton Meester

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