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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