Leighton Meester is fed up with Blake Lively’s diva ‘tude


Stories about diva discord have plagued Gossip Girl for the three years the show has been on the air. Just last year, the Enquirer had a story about Blake Lively and Leighton Meester trying to one-up each other on set and off, especially when it came to fashion, career and media. Now In Touch Weekly has another variation – their sources claim that Leighton is the good girl, the professional who simply likes having a job, while Blake is the diva who fancies herself a major star, to the point where she thinks she’s too good for Gossip Girl:

The tension between Gossip Girl beauties Blake Lively and Leighton Meester is going into overdrive, according to a setsider, who says the acresses are complete opposites.

“Blake is a huge diva! She sees herself as the star of the show,” says an insider. “Leighton is pretty low-key.”

According to another insider, the two women “totally avoid each other between takes. Blake’s been getting a lot of attention this year – she’s done a movie with Ben Affleck and another with Ryan Reynolds…she’s talking about leaving the show, and Leighton and other are really fed up.”

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]

Since I don’t watch Gossip Girl, I’m not going to make a judgment call on who and who is not the star of that show. It was my understanding that while Blake might get top billing over Leighton, Leighton has more of a fan-base. And while Blake might get to say “I worked with and under Ben Affleck,” Leighton is no slouch either. Her starring role (with Minka Kelly) in The Roommate just came in number one at the box office last weekend. While The Roommate got awful reviews (just as Country Strong did, which Leighton also had a part in), having a number one movie will be good for Leighton’s career. So the next time Blake rolls her eyes and says “God, I wish I was on a set with Ben Affleck right now…” Leighton should be all “Yeah, I wish you were too. STFU or GTFO, Bolt-Ons.”




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  1. brin says:

    I don’t watch GG either but I can see some truth to this story. Leighton just seems more likeable than Boobs, hope Leighton has the better career.

  2. Innocent says:

    Yeah this story is totally believable. As for Blake being in “The Town” it was brief and her part sucked.

  3. Arianna says:

    ^^ pretty much ahhahaha
    awkward and couldnt wait until she was done.

    i believe the story too and when i DID watch GG i always liked blair much more

  4. Sophie says:

    I’ve only seen bits of GG but from what I watched, Leighton is definitely the better actress. I hope she gets more parts, I like her, she seems nice.

  5. Brittney says:

    On the show, Blaire is the diva and Serena’s the laid-back one. It’s funny to consider their roles completely reversed IRL.

    Also, if you haven’t watched Gossip Girl, you should try sometime. I usually hate teen dramas or anything revolving around high school/college life… but the show tackles some surprisingly progressive themes, and god, the fashion is an hour of eye candy.

  6. Marjalane says:

    There’s something hard and ugly about Boobs Lively. She seems to have the same kind of desperate determination to be a “star” that Catherine Zeta Jones had.

  7. Gee says:

    Sarena can disappear and no one would care. Blaire makes GG.

  8. Amirza says:

    Gosh, Leighton Meester is soo talented and gorgeous.. Blake Lively is a pair of boobs hanging down a skeleton..

  9. devilgirl says:

    I used to watch Gossip Girl, and IMO, Leighton was the star of the show. Her part is much more interesting than Blake’s. Leighton plays her part well, vs Blake, who is a very poor actress, at least I think so.

    Lively was horrible in Pippa Lee and The Town.

    I always love these “it” girls like Lively, who are famous for their tv roles, and get a lucky break in film w/some big name actors, who think that beyond the tv show and the success of one movie, they are better than everyone else. A year later, where are most of these “it” girls after they leave their tv shows?

  10. R says:

    Its funny you call Blakes boobs a pair of “bolt-ons”. You must not live in California.

  11. Fani says:

    Leighton has already announced she will not be returning to the show once her contract expires. It seems unlikely this story it true.

  12. HotPockets says:

    Blake reminds me of Katheryn Heigl. There were always reports of Higel’s bad work ethic and higher than thou attitude. I remember all the interviews she gave and she was always so self righteous. Once she left Grey’s Anatomy and bath mouthed the director of Knocked up, her popularity and likability plummeted.

    You might get ahead at first with an ego like that, but soon it will hurt your career.

  13. Hautie says:

    “I always love these “it” girls like Lively, who are famous for their tv roles, and get a lucky break in film w/some big name actors, who think that beyond the tv show and the success of one movie, they are better than everyone else. A year later, where are most of these “it” girls after they leave their tv shows?”

    I wonder where Katherine Heigl is at…. 🙂

    A prime example who decided she was a MOVIE STAR and made life a living hell on Grey’s for everyone else…

    That whole “I am a MOVIE STAR” thing has not worked too well for her. A couple of rom-com’s and a few bombs later… she not looking like the MOVIE STAR.

  14. mln76 says:

    I’ve never watched Gossip Girl but I watched the Town and Country Strong and neither are very talented. At least Meester isn’t trying to be something she is not and sticking to drivel whereas Lively thinks she is the next Meryl Streep.

  15. im awful says:

    Blair is the heart of GG. If she wasn’t on, I wouldn’t watch. I can’t stand any scenes with Serena. All she does is mumble and be bratty.

  16. Hollowdoll says:

    Leighton is definitely more talented than Blake. She plays every role the same way. I think she pretty much plays herself in GG.

  17. Magz says:


    I agree 100% Blake SUX

  18. kpist says:

    I do watch GG and Leighton is Blair Waldorf, definitely the star over Blake (Serena). Blair is the elite while Serena bones every guy on the show and is presented as a slut. And what’s with Blake’s mouth or speech, it looks like she’s chewing on something when she talks, it irks me.

  19. Someone Else says:

    What’s with the Pony-Bun hairstyle? It looks confused.

    I’ve not seen any of their work, so I won’t judge them that way but based on how they carry themselves, Leighton has much more class.

    So I guess she wins. But since Lively lacks that same thing, she’ll probably be the bigger star. 🙁

  20. Snarky_Pup says:

    Blake = butterface

  21. foolery says:

    GG is all about Blair. Blake Lively can’t act worth a damn, and no one would care if she left, because her acting skills make it seem as if she isn’t there at all anyway.

  22. harmony says:

    Blake always has had a sort of fakeness about her- seems like she could be a bitch. Leighton seems like a geniuinely chill, good person. Team Leighton.

  23. jover says:

    She’s too good for GG Uh, what is she aiming to do Lady Macbeth at the Toronto Shakespeare festival? – the attitudes combined with the general lack of humility and gratitude of some of these “stars” is astonishing – and please no more vogue covers we’ve seen enough of Blake and even the bolt-ons are generic.

  24. Brittany says:

    Team Leighton! Not to mention, she had a guest spot on that song ‘Good Girls Go Bad’ which was pretty cool! At least I think it was her

  25. Sam says:

    Blake Lively should enrol in elocution lesson as she cannot speak! She needs to enrol on the “Eliza DoLittle” course of speech therapy. I won’t go as far as to say she is ugly, but she is not a beauty. I wish her well, even if she chooses to “Weinstein” her way to the top of Hollywood.

  26. SoulLovah says:

    Leighton is so great, the only thing is, I wish she would dress as well in real life as she is on the show!

    I definitely think the media is forcing us to believe the tall blonde bombshell is The Star, when she really isn’t. Her acting and storyline on GG SUCKS, everyone watches for Ed Westwick and Leighton. I don’t know what Leighton’s PR people are doing but I don’t understand why she hasn’t gotten the attention she deserves!

  27. Ash says:

    I’m rooting for Leighton to succeed. I’ve always thought she was the more talented one. All I got to say for Blake is don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

  28. Katie says:

    I don’t know how much of these rumors come from the fact that their characters on the show are often competing with each other. When the show started Blake was the star, but Leighton’s character is more interesting and seems to have more fans, and people who watch the show overall really root for her on and off again relationship on the show, whereas no one seems to care what Blake’s character is doing. I like Leighton better on and off the show personally. She definitely has the best lines on the show.

  29. lin234 says:

    Yep, GG is all about Chuck and Blair. The rest of the cast are just filler. Leighton is really talented as an actress. She really has an awful sense of fashion when she’s not on GG. She should take some hints from the person who dresses her on the show.

    That red dress on her is TDF!

  30. Frenchie says:

    I hate the way she dress, either live or on GG… it’s supposed to be fashion forward, but it’s not classy or elegant and most of the time it seems like “lets try to put this and that together and see where it goes”…
    It’ not a surprise Blake is a drama queen and Leighton is laid back given their VERY different upbringing.

  31. sweetzy says:

    Both are talented.. but blond always wins..

  32. Ms_Fu says:

    I have watched GG before and will definitely agree with other posters here that Leighton is the better and more interesting actress. When I see Blake, I see someone will age very poorly (She doesn’t look hard to you guys?). Leighton is so adorable, and yes, the red dress she is wearing in the picture above is stunning. Blake couldn’t wear it that well, though.

  33. whatyousay?! says:

    leighton is quite a bitch personality wise, but she prob is more low key. Im not a fan of either but I think Blake has earned bragging rights in terms of “blockbusters” if you can call them that

  34. california angel says:

    I agree devilgirl. Also, as far as fashion and iconic presence, I feel that Leighton’s look is infinitely more feminine and soft. Anyone can do the hard-tread fashion look and seem edgy but Leighton masters the timeless beauty look and makes it seem effortless.

  35. Ben says:

    Leighton can act circles around Blake. It’s not just that she has the better lines (though Serena is a boooring, self-centred, promiscuous brat) – she just seems to care more. She finds the little comedic moments, she knows what words to hit. Blake seems like she barely skimmed the script since she was too busy having her publicist pretend she’s on Carey Mulligan’s acting level or in (insert any male star’s name)’s bed.

    Oooh, also could I re-state my request for Leighton on the next Hot Girl Friday? She’s done some awesome hot-but-not-tacky shoots, and she’s just so beautiful. I think blonde, busty and bland is… well, bland.

  36. mimi says:

    The only decent actors on the show are Leighton and Ed- their chemistry is off the charts!! If it wasn’t for them and the fashion, I wouldn’t bother tuning in every Monday!

  37. ToastedSkin says:

    I dont understand why people hate on Blake so much. She’s way WAY prettier than leighton & she’s a much better actress too. Not to mention that she seems a lot nicer. I don’t believe that Blake is being a diva, she has always been a strong confident girl which many mistake for arrogance.

  38. GeekLuva says:

    @ToastedSkin: Yeah a new set of boobs & new nose justs screams strong & confident….

  39. Liz says:

    Blake, is that you?

  40. s.s. says:

    @jover It’s the Stratford Shakespeare festival, not Toronto. Technicality, I know, but I just wanted to clear it up.

    Leighton definitely has the best acting on the show. Both Blake’s and Leighton’s characters are complex and well-developed, but Leighton’s acting establishes this complexity in a more convincing and subtle way that is truer to real human emotion. And, what about the chemistry between Dan and Blair?- it’s there, even though the Chuck-Blair stuff is more-so.

  41. gabs says:

    I believe that there is tension on the set but the story might be exaggerating. I think that leighton wants to be off the show just as much as blake but blake is more obvious and desperate about it.

    Leighton is the real star as Blair but then again Serena is so boring so I dont know whether to blame blake or the writers.

  42. S says:

    Too many stories from people who were on the set of her show for this not to be true. They all say the same thing, Blake has a sour puss face most of the time and barely interacts with anyone. It’s too bad fame got to her head.

  43. I am Chuck Bass says:

    Blake is beautiful ,Leighton is fugly

  44. G says:

    i think leighton is much more talented than blake…at least she sings and acts, not just a pretty boob job.

  45. The Roommate – the umpteenth uncredited remake of 1992’s Single White Female – sucks bad, real bad. -Mary Nayman

  46. Crystal says:

    I don’t believe this story because there was a similer article in one of the tabloid magazines during season 2 but behind the scenes photos on the Gossip Girl set showed Blake and Leighton displaying major PDA with each other.

  47. lcat says:

    Love gossip girl!!! Leighton’s character makes that show. It would be nothing with out her. Blake’s character is completely boring, her only redeeming qualities are hotness and failed attempts at niceness.

  48. HankyPanky says:

    I’ve watched GG since it first aired and it just gets worse. The storyline, the characters.. I only watch it for the fashion, some quirky lines and Blair Waldorf(no, i don’t like “Chair”).

    Not that Leighton is great at acting, her character just seems more likable despite her bitchiness, it’s just that she plays the part well. I think that because of that fans would tend to hate on Blake because, well, she portrays a slut and has a hateful beauty.

    Personally, Blake is hotter and I believe her publicist is better(how she is able to attend “exclusive” events is beyond me). Plus, she dresses herself better in red carpets and shows.

    However, I do prefer Leighton(I don’t care if she really is an insecure bitch in real life). I love actors who are edgy, eloquent and good at singing. Plus, she’s also gorgeous. 🙂

  49. Missy says:

    Leighton is so much better than Blake. Blake looks like a horse