Uh oh, there’s trouble a-brewin’ behind the scenes of Gossip Girl between aspiring double threats Leighton Meester and Taylor Momsen. Hollywood Life reports that Taylor’s miffed that GG producers have prominently featured Leighton’s musical output (her own “Somebody to Love” and Cobra Starship’s “Good Girls Go Bad”) on the show—in addition to premiering the video for “Somebody to Love”—while they haven’t bothered to reach for any of the music yet recorded by Momsen’s band, The Pretty Reckless. Truth be told, Taylor should be more upset about the horrifying clothes the costume department forces her to wear on the show, but hey, she’s picking her battles.
A rep for the show says, “The show will support Taylor and her music when the time is right, but her music is not ready yet.”
Of course it’s not ready yet. The Pretty Reckless, though signed to Interscope, doesn’t even have a full album recorded yet, and their biggest claim to fame (besides having a Courtney Love-non-beefing teen TV star as their frontwoman) was opening on tour for The Veronicas. And maybe Taylor shouldn’t be too upset. Even with Gossip Girl’s help, “Good Girls Go Bad” peaked only at 43 on the Billboard 200 (really? Then why did we hear it EVERYWHERE?) and “Somebody to Love” didn’t even dent Billboard’s Hot 100.
Anyway, Taylor should take the show’s evident lack of interest as a compliment that her band’s rock/punk songs don’t fit in with the schlocky drama on Gossip Girl. If her band can generate just a little more heat, her songs can probably land on a better show.
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