Enquirer: Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively and Leighton Meester can’t stand each other

There’s a pretty interesting piece in this week’s National Enquirer about how Gossip Girl co-stars Blake Lively and Leighton Meester are in a blood feud. Supposedly Leighton is jealous over the recognition and fame that Blakes has been getting lately. The most interesting part of this story is that Blake’s rep doesn’t deny this but merely says his client “has never been best friends” with Blake and just “goes to work and does her job” as if that’s enough to dispel the story that she can’t stand Lively. She tolerates her, and that’s about it. Here’s the Enquirer’s take:

“They don’t even acknowledge each other when they’re not in a scene together,” a set insider told the Enquirer.

“Leighton thinks Blake is an egomaniac who views her time on the TV set as slumming.

“And Blake feels stifled. She’s just ignoring her co-star because she knows bigger things are in store…”

When asked about the feud, Blake’s publicist told The Enquirer: “Blake and Leighton have never been best friends and never professed to be. Blake goes to work, does her job, and goes home.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, September 6, 2010]

The Enquirer goes on to say that Blake “asked Gossip Girl producers to kill off her character because of cast infighting.” (I hope that’s not a spoiler for our GG fans.)

Kaiser reminds me that while Lively has been on the cover of Vogue a head-shaking two times, Leighton is still struggling for recognition. It seems like we’re always talking about Blake’s fashion or boobs, while Leighton is barely mentioned at all in the press. I remember when she was hot sh*t too, and when it was all about how she was born in prison to a convict mom. She also had some sort of half-assed pop music career that went nowhere. Now it’s all about Blake and her upcoming role in The Town and maybe-fling with married Ben Affleck. No wonder these ladies are fighting. One’s career is on the rise while the other one is struggling. It’s not rocket science.

Photos are from the set of Gossip Girl on 8/17/10, 8/9/10 and 7/14/10. Credit: Fame Pictures

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  1. Katie says:

    But the sad thing is that Leighton is the better actress. Leighton’s character on GG is also much more interesting than Blake’s. But Blake is tall and blond with big tits and dresses in nothing anytime she leaves the house, so she gets more press.

  2. jen says:

    I think Leighton is gorgeous! Blake-meh, there are dozens of girls in L.A who look just like her-I don’t see what the big appeal is.

  3. Strawberry says:

    I feel like this is fake. Whenever there’s young, attractive females on a TV show, the media manufactures drama. Meh.

  4. lucy2 says:

    LOL at the passive aggressive response from her rep.

  5. Relli says:

    Leighton has staying power and will be able to go and do things after GG, she will not be Blair Waldorf forever. Blake on the other hand suffers from the Jennifer Aniston syndrome, same person no matter what character she is playing. I really like both ladies but the one thing i cannot stand is Blake’s marble mouth, good god get a speech coach.

  6. Bam Bam says:

    Lively = a lovely slut with nice fake ones using her assets for all they’re worth. However Leighton does a better job on the show.

  7. Cancuklehead says:

    I don’t like them either.

  8. Kitten says:

    Leighton’s more talented. Can’t wait to see The Town though. We’ll see if Lively has the chops to hold her own with The Hamm, Renner etc.

  9. Innocent says:

    I agree Leighton is definetly a much better actress than Blake but she has all the buzz surrounding her.
    I feel that unless this season is very consistent and doesn’t contain so many filler episodes it will be the last.

  10. violet says:

    I think Leighton is a much prettier more talented girl. In the header photo you can see the sharp point on Blake’s nose job as well as the unnatural curve of her breasts.

  11. Snarf says:

    This is old news, it’s just heating up because Blake’s career is catching on whole Leighton’s seems to be going nowhere.

  12. Brianna says:

    Who cares? If it were two men, no one would bat an eye. But because it’s two women, people want to talk about it and make them sound like bitches.

  13. Jeri says:

    Agree with previous posters “Team Leighton.” Blake is all “T & A” and I don’t think she has staying power. Leighton, I can picture in lots of different roles with a long career.

  14. TQB says:

    This is a recycled story – the bit about Blake asking to be killed off came out a few weeks ago and the show runners actually released a statement saying it was absolutely not true.

    How dumb does the Enquirer think we are? For months it’s been Taylor the Pantless Princess who was the outsider on the GG set, and now it’s going to be Blake who doesn’t get along?

    And on top of all that, who cares. I adore the show but if Blake thinks all us 30something women are watching for her, she’s bananas. It’s All About Blair, people. ALWAYS.

  15. aussieGal says:

    I don’t buy this. They always look really friendly on set and it’s not like either of them is that great of an actress.

  16. Jordan says:

    Leightons the better actress; Blake’s blonde with big boobs.

  17. gabs says:

    Those who rise fast, fall fast. Blake will be more successful only for a few years.

    Leighton is the better actress and prettier in my opinion. As long as she stays patient and keeps her head in the game I think she will be more successful in the long run you know?

    Blake reminds me of those tv girls who get popular for being hot for a few years and then their careers go nowhere (Jessicas Alba and Biel)

    Leighton is the one no one is watching out for and will surprise people.

    Its ungrateful of Blake to want off the show but at the same time, i think she hinders it. lol. kill her and make it about blair and chuck. soo down for that

  18. Keyanna says:

    They both are overrated average looking, skinny a$$ white chicks. Nothing exciting here…

  19. Nanea says:

    Why does everyone have to be friends with colleagues?

    It’s not like that in real life either. So where’s the drama?

    And Blake has been in movies before The Town, e.g. in Rebecca Miller’s The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, an indie with Robin Wright, Julianne Moore, Winona Ryder, Monica Bellucci…

  20. funnygirl says:

    I prefer Leighton but Blake is the hotter out of the two and hottness in Hollywood is what sells really. Look at Cameron Diaz. Can she act? Not really.. Does she have a good figure? Yes.

  21. LBees says:

    I used to live Blake (in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants I) but now I kind of think she tries too hard.

    First she was going after ScarJo’s husband, now she is after Affleck… does anyone else think she is not above sleeping her way to the top?

    Plus, after seeing only a few (one and maybe a few minutes here and there) episodes of GG, I found Leighton to be more engaging and real on camera.

    Blake can’t act for shit in GG– blegh! She just seems like a big dumb ho (sorry Blake, no offense.)

    While BL may have had a stronger first ascent to stardom, she is going to peter out quickly. Meester will take a longer time to become situated in Hollywood as a ‘movie stah’ but I think her career is going to be longer, more successful and have more critical success than Blake’s.

    …But hey what do I know?

  22. SoulLovah says:

    Leighton is definitely the better actress, everyone watches GG to see Blair and Chuck because the other storylines are just so disastrous and bland. Blake is not very expressive in the face and to me she looks like she’s had some kind of surgery/botox to her face because of her inability to show a wide range of expressions. I do like Blake’s style on the show more though, but Leighton is definitely better and could probably be way bigger than Blake if she starts shopping around for some good roles. Even on GG i bet she could get a heck of a raise since she’s basically the main character.

    Whoever said Blake has marble mouth is so right, she sounds like she is gargling on hard liquor when she speaks.

  23. flutters says:

    I don’t see either of these ladies as likely to become big time actresses in the long run. They’re far from the most talented in their age group. Gossip Girl flounders in the ratings despite the best efforts of its PR team and never lived up its promise of true shamelessness. In my opinion saying Meester is a better actress than Lively is kind of like saying Minor League Pitcher A is better than Minor League Pitcher B.

  24. B says:

    This is all the work of the publicists. Feuds attract headlines. Headlines equals more media attention.

  25. gee says:


  26. Fae says:

    But they could bond over both having stupid names….

    Never seen the show, everything I’ve heard about it screams ‘generic’.

  27. ohso says:

    Its s shame that I know that serena real name is Blake lively but I have no idea who blair’s real name is (until I read this article). This just goes to show you who has a better publicist.

  28. jane16 says:

    I’ve never seen the show, so can’t comment on it. The blonde does look like a million other girls around here. I will tell you guys that the gossip around town is that Blake Lively is currently involved in an affair with Ben Affleck, and that they’re madly in love.

  29. sally says:

    Blake looks like a tranny and Leighton looks like a muppet. They can fight over which is worse.

  30. Rob. says:

    They are both below average actresses but Blake will without a doubt be the one with a longer and better career. She’s prettier, more charismatic and has more star power.

  31. Teri says:

    It’s ridiculous that people are calling Blake a ho/slut because her boobs are big…

    She’s been with the same boyfriend since 2007. Seriously, grow up.

  32. Henriette says:

    Blake is stunning and even though I’m a straight female, I’d totally hit that. Apparently, her hair is the “the celeb hair that everyone is asking for” in the salons these days. Now, do these things make her a great thespian or even a compelling person? Heck no. But Jennifer Aniston made tens of million$ on not much more (some would claim even less) so I think Blake is smart to get paid and get laid now when she’s young and hot. TEAM LIVELY.

  33. Michelle says:

    Blake is sooo freakin annoying! Her voìce makes me gag. Leighton is a better actress. Why must the media always make women out to be jealous of each other?

  34. cc says:

    Oh please, i think the author tried to put his favourite into a better light:

    In the town blake lively isnt even the leading actress.
    in monte carlo leighton meester is together with katie cassidy & selena gomez- so please, whose career is weakling????

    look who’s got more fans on facebook and I think you should work more professional and not write how you feel it should be.

  35. Emma says:

    Geez, most people are so catty. Blake can’t help being tall and blond. Probably, she can’t help the big tits either. It’s not fair to judge her based on her outward appearance. And as for her acting, watch her in the second Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Girl’s got chops. She did a scene with her estranged grandmother about her mother’s suicide that made me cry. She’s not untalented. At all. And she deserves every bit of the success she is achieving.

  36. canadianchick says:

    I liked Blake in the private lives of Pippa Lee-I agree she needs elocution lessons to open up her marble mouth. I’ve also though Meester was fug with bulbous eyes and was miscast in GG. She’s a natural blonde, maybe its the brown hair that doesn’t work. Thanks Jane16 always like your gossip, I wonder what Penn Badgely feels about Affleck rumours and Lively. I think Jennifer Garner needs to hire Sandra Bullock’s lawyer and her publicist and take that narcissistic schmuck to the cleaners.

  37. Linna says:

    not surprising, I can’t stand either of them, I am sure they can’t stand each other.

  38. Riley says:

    It’s embarrassing how many people believe this.

  39. Emily says:

    I think Leighton’s more talented, and much hotter. I can’t stand Blake-her mumbling is too distracting. And I don’t think she has the range that Leighton has-her storylines with Chuck are my favourite part of the show. Well, that and Michelle Tratchenberg.

  40. Amy says:

    Why do people think Blake Lively is so pretty? Aside from having blond hair and refusing to wear pants, she really doesn’t have much going on. I’ve always thought she had such a weird face. I don’t know how to explain it but her features are just weird. Also her character is really dumb on the show and she has an annoying voice, like she is always whining.

  41. Leah says:


    I also read someone’s blog (he is a PA in Hollywod, not a wack very legitimate) and he said that Blake Lively was good natured but spoiled.

  42. Leanspa says:

    what’s with the funny expressions on her? sometimes i think she looks very pretty, other times, well just very average…this would be average…her body looks natural, like this is just who she is, she doesn’t appear to work out…

  43. moi says:

    I think Leighton is very pretty and the better actress of the two. I only started watching GG because of her. Blake is somehow getting all the attention nowadays because of her taste for fashion. She got a couple of Vogue covers, obviously because Anna Wintour likes fashionable girls. I don’t see any class in her though. But she’s all right.

  44. chloe says:

    WOW, this article isn’t bias at all.

    Firstly, both girls have denied rumours SERVERAL times that they don’t get along, and have been seen laughing together on set constantly. They have both said they are friends in interviews numerous times.

    Secondly, could this article be any ruder toward Leighton Meester? Because she was born in a prision, that must mean her career is going nowhere? LMAO, sure…

    Lastly, they are both gorgeous and sure Blake isn’t the best at acting, but she is getting there. And for the last freaking time, THEY DO NOT HATE EACH OTHER.

  45. Catherine says:

    Leighton is just as succesful as Blake, if not more so! She now has two great movies: Country Strong, and Roommate, along with a couple of others coming at soon. Also, while Blake’s style on the show is raved about Leighton’s acting is.

  46. faraneesh says:

    oh i think leighton is betttter than blake, and i agree with “blake is just a blonde with big boobs” hahaha =D
    and leighton is more exist than blake.

    i don’t like blake
    that’s all

  47. SJ says:

    oh really? most girls actually seem more interested in Leighton than Blake. and they actually like her.
    Everytime I see Blake on the news it’s like “blah whatever”.
    Anna Wintour loves Blake, but I don’t think the public in general loves her – no matter what articles may say, because yknow, if you’re in any industry vaguely connected to fashion, you can’t exactly disagree with Anna…

  48. GGrules says:

    I love both Blake and Leighton. I think they are both stunning and brilliant actresses. And I think this whole feud thing is just a rumour. Ok so maybe they aren’t buzzin buddies but they probably do get along and respect each other. Just because two people aren’t best friends doesn’t mean they hate eachother or are jealous of one another. Both of them are extremely talented. Yes I do think that Leighton is the better actress because I’ve seen her in a lot more movies and thought she was fantastic in all of them but Blake is still really good. And she’s so more than just a pretty face. I actually prefer Serena to Blair on the show but in real life I like both actresses equally. They are different and they both have a spark about them. On the show I just think Serena is a more interesting character. Blair is a bitch which I like but Serena is so unpredictable which makes her so likeable and interesting to watch.
    I’m straight but I would easily bang both of them any day

  49. Anna says:

    Leighton meester is seriously prettier than blake lively. Leighton is a better actress! Blake totally can`t act. YES,we watch gossip girl bcoz of LEIGHTON MEESTER! I`m starting to develop a girls crush on leight! Go LM!!

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  51. agnese says:

    it’s only natural that they don’t like each other come on they both have to compete for the spotlight, but they are both very talented actresses and I know that after gossip girl there ARE gonna be big things for them maybe even together. will I miss GG shore who isn’t, but they have been doing the show together for what 5, 6 years. It has to end someday. o ya one more thing Chuck&Blair & Nate&Sarena are my favorites! 🙂