Taylor Momsen, hardcore: “I have a knife collection, it relaxes me”


Taylor Momsen has taken London by storm. Sort of. The 16-year-old and her band of middle-aged dudes (“The Pretty Reckless”) performed in London last night, and these are the wholly inappropriate photos of that event. Pacific Coast News described the event:

Wednesday May 12, 2010. “Gossip Girl” star Taylor Momsen, 16, performs her first live gig in the UK with her band “The Pretty Reckless” at London’s Notting Hill Arts Club. Momsen left little to the imagination, wearing a very short and busty dress with ripped stockings. As the night went on, Taylor also started to look a little worn out and did not stop to sign for fans even though during her show she allegedly mentioned how awesome they were! Momsen, who plays aspiring fashion designer Jenny Humphrey in the CW show “Gossip Girl” has fronted The Pretty Reckless since 2009. The band’s debut single “Make Me Wanna Die”, featured on the soundtrack to action movie “Kick-Ass”, will be released in the UK on May 17. An album is due later this year.

[From Pacific Coast News]

Fashion.ie was less impressed with Momsen’s first London gig, writing “The raccoon eyes, the stringy hair, scrawny legs barely covered up by ripped thigh-highs and ultra-min dress. Courtney Love’s spawn! I want to know who swapped her and Frances Bean Cobain at birth. Seriously. If she already looks like Courtney at 16, lawd knows what the future has in store for this one. You just KNOW it ain’t gonna be pretty. *shiver*

Meanwhile, Taylor is still giving interviews, but she learned her lesson about being so f-cking hardcore on morning television. Now she drops “sh-t” bombs on teen shows. Eh. In an interview with an ITV2 teen show, Taylor started talking about her knife collection. How… Angelina Jolie circa 2001.

GOSSIP Girl’s Taylor Momsen has caused more controversy – by admitting she carries knives in her purse. The 16-year-old , best known for her role as Jenny Humphrey on the ITV2 teen show, sparked outrage by saying she found playing with her switchblade knife “relaxing”.

She told a newspaper: “I have a knife collection. My favourite’s my switchblade. I flew from New York to Los Angeles and still had a couple of knives in my purse. I thought I took them all out but they got tucked up in the folds.”

“I went through security, took them on the plane, opened my bag to get my wallet in LA and they fell out. I was like: “Holy sh-t!”‘”

She added: ‘I have my favourite black knife with me all the time. It’s a switchblade. It relaxes me to flick it.”

[From The Sun]

I’m being blinded by how hardcoredness (not a word) of Taylor’s epic raccoon-eyed, knife-playing, ripped thigh-highed, sh-t-bomb-throwing Reckless-ness. Bow down, Courtney Love. Bow down, Angelina Jolie. There’s someone even more hardcore than you bitches.



Taylor in London on May 12, 2010. Credit: Ben Dome/Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Snarf says:

    Ooooooh what a hard ass(sarcasm). On the plus side, at least she’s not going for the standard urban/ghetto routine. That schtick is beyond tired.

  2. Oi says:

    BS Taylor. If she was on a commercial flight, there’s not a freakin’ chance in hell she got knives on there. She just plain lying now. I hope she gets thoroughly searched the next flight she takes.

  3. jc126 says:

    Tedious affectation. She’s another Avril Lavigne, phony tough girl.

  4. onyx says:

    she’ll burn out before 25. Sad. I totally blame the mother. there is another Dina Lohan at work.

  5. bellaluna says:

    Shut up and go away now, you obnoxiously irritating little girl.

  6. K.L. says:

    Wow…She. Is. Annoying. Can we propose a ban?

  7. GC says:

    Where are this child’s parents?

  8. Vi says:

    god it’s just embarassing.

  9. Maddy says:

    She does not have a knife collection.

    What she actually wanted to say:
    “I looked up, like, all the interviews from like, the baddest bitches in Hollywood, you know, and Angelina, like, said, like, that she had, you know, a knife collection and was really, like, edgy, and I just, you know, thought it looked really cool, you know, if I had one, like, too. That’s so like, badass, you know.

  10. Nadia says:


  11. caitlinsmommy says:

    she is trying way, way, WAY too hard to shock. And it’s just falling flat. What a poseur.

  12. a says:

    it’s like she’s still acting… whatever.

  13. Pooky says:

    Aww, she’s only doing what countless celebrities has done before – see what garners attention and steal the schtick. Taylor copies Angelina Jolie, AJ copies Madonna, Madonna copies Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn copies Jean Harlow, etc…

    I’m not surprised she’s pulling out all the stops for her music launch – it must be a little scary to know that your career could be over before your teens.

  14. Elle says:

    My eyes have rolled in the back of my head from just looking at this…

  15. tracy9s says:

    I’m so embarrassed for her. I wish we could all be there in 5 or 6 years when she looks back and realizes what an a**hole she was.

  16. Lil says:

    Come on just a teenager…

    Better than the Uchitel w***e

  17. hottathanholywatta says:

    Nasty, untalented, bridlooking poser. Why is this loser famous????

  18. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I have a knife collection, too! I keep the flatware in a draw & the Henckles are in a wooden block on the counter. My knife collection helps me get ready to make dinner.

  19. k says:

    Does she have parents or are they zombies? Or are they the Cyruses?

  20. padiddle says:

    @dread pirate – I completely spit out my water laughing at that! Priceless!

  21. sapphire says:

    Puh-leese-the only knife she may have is in someone else’s back. Who at the network or her agent/parent’s office thought this was a good idea or might generate money? You know her sidemen (bandmates) aren’t waiting for royalties.

  22. meme says:

    @dread pirate – ME TOO!!!!! we’re so badass it hurts.

  23. Feebee says:

    who is this stupid little twat?

  24. Strawberry says:

    This girl needs to be spend some quality time with some DVDs brushing up on all things Sid and Nancy. Her fauxness is shining through. And she is all kinds of wrong. Next!

  25. Just a Poster says:

    Where in the hell is this brats Mother?!

    Does no one parent in Hollyweird anymore?

  26. Miss Bitch says:

    She’s wearing that same fvk!n’ Versace dress that 6 other ho’s wore last year – Lauren from “The Hills” and one chick from “America’s Top Model” being two of them (def. NOT hardcore).

  27. Kittypants says:

    Yawn. She’s so contrived it’s ridiculous.

  28. original kate says:

    she looks like she’s a character in an afterschool special. she plays taylor, a bad girl who ends up smoking a joint, freaking out and killing herself with said knife collection. the other kids learn from her mistakes, give up drugs and apply to college. they go on with their lives but every time they see a knife, they remember.

  29. DD says:

    What’s so badass about having a knife collection?
    I have a couple of IKEA knives in my drawer, will it make me cool too if I carry one around in my purse. Maybe if I lick it when I’m bored, how dangerous… talk about living on the edge.

  30. Blaster says:

    KAISER! I love it when you write about this girl!

    Seriously. Please keep it up. I hadn’t laughed so hard in a while. “Bow down, Courtney. Bow down, Angelina!”

  31. Ben says:

    Oh dear…

    LET ME BE CLEAR: I agree on most of your problems with this girl… the ridiculous raccoon make-up, the extensions, the 80’s hooker-wear. I don’t care so much about her attitude or her smoking. She’ll grow out of it. And I am SO glad I wasn’t on anyone’s radar at 16 – I’m now 2.

    Anyway… her band. I was *so* never going to bother listening to them, but they’re actually heading towards big success in the UK, believe it or not. So I had no choice – they’re on the radio a lot. And you know, this song from the Kick Ass soundtrack, Make Me Wanna Die, is actually kind of great. And she has an unexpectedly interesting voice.

    Now I feel ashamed 🙁

  32. ien says:

    she’s so hardcore performing in her dolce & gabbana dress

  33. jover says:

    Love the comment original kate. I have a collection of Cutco’s that will put her pen knife collection to shame. BTW, are her adult bandmates ever interviewed or do they have to take a vow of silence until this little charade runs its course. Also, do they sleep in separate rooms from Racoon McPantless while touring on the road?

  34. Victoria says:

    @ Maddy ha ha ha!!! Funny!
    @ Pooky So true! NOTHING is an origonal

    Also Id like to recommend she use one of those knives to SCRAPE that raccooooon eye shadow off of her eyes!

  35. Relli says:

    I think the “pretty reckless” bandmates are not the original band. i am pretty sure I saw an article about a year ago that said they had all been replaced by musicians choosen by the record company. SUPER HARDCORE!

    Which would make sense why they are never interviewed.What can a middle-aged man say about playing in a band that he was forced into for money,say about being in a band fronted by a little girl that is so inappropriately dressed they have to constantly avert their eyes in order not feel like pedo’s. seriously.

  36. mollination says:

    This bitch tries so hard. SHUT. THE. F. UP. you phony, wannabe-edgy P.O.S.

  37. Majosha says:

    original kate: LMFAO!

  38. MingMing says:

    She needs a bar of facial soap and a time out corner.
    Looks like Mommy & Daddy didnt give you enough attention.

  39. Cam says:

    @jc126 exactly, she looks like another Avril Lavigne to me.

    And about the dress… I like it, I mean… it’s amazing, why shouldnt she wear it on her first GIG? it’s not like she went shopping , it’s a gig… she’s supposed to transmit a ‘rocker’ image, why not a sexy rocker one?

  40. Queeny says:

    Come on, give her a break. She’s sixteen…

  41. Ruffian9 says:

    Shut it, wannabe.

  42. Cpm says:

    Poseur and moron.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Hahaha I had that experience on an airplane too. They took away my lighter when they checked my purse, but they never saw/said anything about my two small blades, one Swiss Army knife and one decorative switch blade. For all the expense and hassle, airport security is pretty ineffective.

  44. Lilias says:

    LOL Dread Pirate. I was just thinking the same thing, Just about everyone has a knife collection.

    Of butter knives, steak knives and general purpose knives.

    She’s such a moron.

  45. Tania says:

    Um, trying to be like Angelina much? LOL! …

  46. Jillian says:

    LOL@how she rode a teen girl TV show to fame and thinks she can pass for hardcore. LOLOLOLOL. I have friends who are exponentially more talented, infinitely less stupid and slutty, and they are struggling like REAL MUSICIANS.

  47. Sharonkings says:

    Her bad ass persona is lame, but she can actually sing. I heard a few of her songs on youtube and they are not bad at all.

  48. Jim Nasium says:

    She”l be a trivia question in a year…

  49. jakup says:

    Wow she is so hot

  50. seriously? says:

    My husband’s favorite Christmas presents have been the knives I’ve bought him. One is a ceramic chef’s knife, the other was a gorgeous chef’s knife. Add those to all of the other many, many knives in the kitchen and we have a large collection ourselves. Does that make us hardcore? Cool! I’ll tell my quilting buddies.

  51. Kitty2000 says:

    Goddamn it! They took my wine bottle opener off me. I begged them not to, I looked long and hard for one (I was living in Vietnam at the time) but they were ruthless I tell you. What was I going to do, corkscrew someone to death?

    And as for having knives in your purse. Honey, please. I had a friend who carried a knife in her handbag when we were in our early 20’s. I told her it was the stupidest thing, as if she ever actually tried to use it as a weapon on someone she’d better be damn sure she could keep a hold of it. If she ran up against someone stronger than her, she could have ended up having the tables turned and her own knife being used on her. Stupid little girl.

  52. Clumsy says:

    Wow, so rebellious and bad…

    My mom’s got a bunch of knives, too and she’s 39, isn’t that hardcore?!

    Uhm, Taylor, does reality need to slap you across the face?

    God, she’s annoying and pathetic.

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