Taylor Momsen, pantless brat, will be “Heigl-ed” from ‘Gossip Girl’


Here are some new photos of 16-year-old Taylor Momsen, eye makeup spokeswoman, humanitarian, pantless brat, cigarette-puffing rock star and occasional actress (but only because it, like, you know, pays the bills). Taylor and her oh-so hardcore band, The Pretty Reckless, performed in LA on Friday. Can you believe this kid wears these getups out in public? Can you believe her mother lets her out of the house with all of that eye makeup? Ugh. Oh, look at this one:


Ridiculous. She looks like a raccoon. Anyway, Taylor is going to have a lot more time on her hands to work on her angst and apply eye makeup, because Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Taylor will be “absent” for “an unspecified number of episodes” for Gossip Girl’s next season. It’s almost like Gossip Girl producers are looking for a way to push her out, right? Here’s more (there could be SPOILERS, I don’t know):

Spotted: Absolutely no sign of Taylor Momsen (Jenny) when Gossip Girl returns next season.

A source close to the CW soap confirms that the actress will be absent for an unspecified number of episodes at the beginning of next season for “creative” reasons.

“When you watch the finale,” the insider adds, “you’ll see that we’re doing something very big with her character.”

A Gossip Girl rep declined to comment.

[From Entertainment Weekly]

Celebuzz refers to this as being “Heigled”. Which is awesome that Dame Katherine Heigl’s bitch act is now a shorthand verb! “To Heigl” = to be so snotty and bratty that everyone you work with is looking for a way to get you fired. To give the Pantless Brat some credit, however, she never really bad-mouthed Gossip Girl. She kind of disrespected her profession as an actress, and made it sound like she would prefer doing her music full-time, but she never pulled a “I’m too good for this show, the writing is beneath my talents” act, like Heigl did. Oh, well. I give it another two years before Taylor fully recedes to utter obscurity.



Taylor Mommsen & the Pretty Reckless performing in LA on April 9, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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  1. Johnthing says:

    She looks 40.

  2. Risa says:

    She is also going to end up being “lohan-ed” as well…

    P.S. she looks like a little gremlin….

  3. Neelyo says:

    ‘Pantless brat’ sounds like a great vocation. You get to throw tantrums whenever you want and you never have to worry about anything constraining your legs. Plus you’d get a great breeze. Of course the downside is you’re only popular with a few people.

    They haven’t known what to do with her on GG for awhile now. She’a always been one of the weaker actors on the show (and that’s saying something) and her plotlines have been incredibly stupid. I hope they send her character to reform school.

  4. Jackson says:

    I don’t watch GG but I’ve seen ads for it. I was shocked to find out this chick was only 16. Yeah, sweetie, you think it’s cool to look older when you’re 16…too bad you won’t be relevant in 10 years so we can see how poorly you’ve aged.

    Oh, and ETA: does this girl have parents? Is she emancipated or what? Good Lord.

  5. Erin says:

    I hate to be judgy because I don’t have kids and don’t want them, but what kind of parent allows their 16 year old CHILD to wear that outfit outside of playing dress up knowing they will be photographed for every pervert to enjoy later? That kind of parent pimping is so beyond disgusting. Can’t wait for this entitled brat to fade to obscurity.

  6. Lori says:

    If I was one of the writers, I’d send her to boarding school and have her come back as a make-up free, pants wearing, short haired angel!

  7. ViktoryGin says:

    Well I’m sure her insidpidly conventional “edginess” and “totally hardcore” adolescent angst can be better vented elsewhere, preferably a place where we don’t have to hear her or about her. Let the producers toss her to the dogs just so she can recognize that she is one of many and truly none the more interesting.

  8. Jazz says:

    She looks like the walking dead.

  9. Karine says:

    The Pretty Reckless are going to be on the Vans Warped Tour, which is why she’s going to be absent for “creative” reason. She probably asked, and by asked, i mean demanded, and they probably folded because she’s a horrible influence, plus she complained about her music not being on the show while Leighton’s was. So that’s probably the producer’s way of “encouraging” her music. I don’t think they are going to Heigl her out yet. I think they are still hoping she’ll grow up and mature. Also, Jenny is pretty important to the show, as she’s the new ‘bad girl’ now that Blake and Leighton’s characters are reformed. So yeah, she’ll still be on the show. After she’s done having a music career….

  10. steelmagnolia says:

    @ Viktory: She’s totally hardcore! She has a TAMBOURINE! 😉

    Honestly, I think she’s young enough that if she sees some definite consequences for her actions, she could turn her attitude around, at least somewhat, hopefully a lot. I mean, she’s being a brat, but she’s also being a dumb hormonal kid. I was a dumb hormonal kid at 16 too. Maybe if she’s basically shown that her attitude isn’t going to work for her she’ll take it down a notch or two.

    If she doesn’t, then the dumb is just here to stay and I’m cool with her being out of the public eye for good.

  11. Miranda Ann says:

    I have a feeling if they really, really tried the show could find another “bad girl” without much effort.

  12. Bodhi says:

    Haha! The link to the raccoon it hilarious! Jeebus, that last big picture is awful! Her teeny boobies are almost completely showing!!

  13. Q says:

    I’m a few episodes behind on GG right now, but Little J the delinquent drug mule is about the only interesting thing happening on that show right now. Funny how rich, rebellious high schoolers become lame and boring immediately upon graduation from high school.

  14. lilred says:

    She’s the NEW LINDSAY…decline begins in 3, 2,…1

  15. kate says:

    Why is she wearing a “HOLY ROSARY” when she is a total SKANK? I hope she choaks on them in her sleep!

  16. audrey says:

    she has the flattest head i have ever seen.. and sorry.. chick is NOT a rock star. please.

  17. ann says:

    Just as CoCo is known for her large elephant a**, this girl is known for her eye makeup. Dime a dozen.
    This is why I haven’t bought music in any form for 3 years and I haven’t been to see a movie in 2 years. Just a total waste of my money. Most (not all) in the movie, music or t.v. profession are total idiots and not worth spending my hard earned money on!

  18. snowball says:

    When you’re pantless and in a band that plays moderately small venues where the crowd is up close and personal, not only do you need to make sure you’re wearing panties that have full coverage, you need to make sure they’re clean.

    There, Taylor. My tip of the day to you.

    “Pretty Reckless” lol. What about, “Moderately Risque?” Or, “Slightly Mischevious?” Which dumbass picked that name? Was it someone from the show, because I can’t imagine someone as hardcore (cough, laugh) as the Momsen would come up with something so emo.

  19. bellaluna says:

    I read somewhere (can’t remember where) that she was being sent off to boarding school on the show. In most soaps, that’s code for “coming back aged 10 years, or as a different actress, or both, or never coming back.”

    Since I live relatively close to Hell-A, I’m certain they could find another, more cooperative, less full-of-shit actress without too much trouble.

  20. gg says:

    Her makeup is comical. I might even go do that just to laff my ass off for entertainment and then wash it off.

  21. Dee Vine says:

    As long as they dont give her a spin-off like the original book series. “The It Girl” is the series where Little J goes off to boarding school after being kicked out of Constance. Can you imagine a whole show with racoon eyes in the lead? Ugh.

  22. Lori says:

    Ugly brat is ugly. that is all.

  23. lucy2 says:

    Since a lot of shows are having cut backs, someone probably looked at the budget and said “why are we spending so much on eye liner??? Bench that pantless brat for a few episodes.”

    She seems just obnoxious and trashy, and really has an overblown ego. I know she’s only 16, but you know who else is? Dakota Fanning. Age can’t excuse away everything.

  24. Brooke says:

    In the books she DOES go to boarding school, but as I haven’t ever watched the show I don’t know how closely to the books it runs. I always assumed it was completely different, because Jenny Humphrey’s character in the books seems to have absolutely nothing to do with the character played by this idiot. Jenny in the books is a short, sweet, shy redhead with huge boobs (that only serve to make her self-conscious) and she is always looking for a way into the “right” clique (by being really nice to everyone) but only fringes it and gets into a bunch of cute, sometimes racy shenanigans; the final one of which gets her sent away to boarding school (and begins a spinoff serial about her new adventures…. holy sh-t. I REALLY hope they are not grooming this chick for her OWN SHOW?!?!)

  25. abbizmal says:

    She’ll self-destruct before Lindsey. Wasn’t Lindsey more normal than this one at 16?

  26. Cinderella says:

    She does have a voice for rock & roll. (But she should still put her pants on.)

  27. WednesdayGirl says:

    Ugh. I fear she is blend of Lindsay Lohan and Avril Lavigne, because she is an actress and a “so-called” musician. In two years she’ll be gone from the public eye.

    UNLESS, they decide to do that a show on the books about Jenny, who’s the character she plays. God help us all if that happens.

  28. alexx says:

    she’s hot (:

  29. jetplane says:

    ugh to the dress that leaves NOTHING to the imagination. huge ugh to those plastic extensions. and a chuckle for the heinous makeup. seriously she looks like a cracked out racoon barbie… some caring fan should send her a blouse and jeans. she might realize how much she missed wearing something that buttons.

    sorry i have met this girl personally… she is just as charming as she appears. and you can quote me on it.

  30. Dorrie says:

    You know, I don’t like it when people on the internet use the term “haters”–it cuts off all discussion, and is so manipulative. But serously, folks, why all the venom? She’s a self-centered 16 year-old girl. So what? Did she stab someone?

  31. jover says:

    Agree with you Viktorygin, hope I don’t offend you but maybe miss pantless brat could team up with Lady Gaga, another one whose edginess is, as well all know, calculated and contrived. Between the two of them they should actually be able to come up with ONE decent outfit.

  32. Kitty2000 says:

    Laughing @gg. How’d it go? It would take forever to get it all off. I see smeared pillowslips in your future.

  33. Shadowd says:

    So why all the hate? So she prefers music to acting, she is not the first actor who stated this, River Phoenix is an example, yes he was a talented actor, but he made no secret that his first love was music.

    She told the truth that she prefers music, she did not put anyone down, and she is actively chasing her dream, what else do you want from the girl? So she dresses like a hooker, but Madonna did that when she was first starting out, (not that I am comparing her to Madonna). My point is that she is not the first singer, or actress for that matter to dress inappropriately and wear too much makeup, so why all the attention to this one?

  34. huh? says:

    a tamborine

  35. Stephanie says:

    Her music is actually quite good. I cannot stand the manufactured crap out right now (i.e., lady gaga), and hearing her was a pleasant surprise. You can hear early to mid 90’s influence (i.e., nirvana, pearl jam, cranberries, alanis). Certainly better than half the crap out right now. I do wish she’d get a stylist/image consultant. She do well to tone down the sluttiness a bit. Gwen Stefani never had to look like this for her to be taken seriously.

  36. Ps says:

    Her music is actually a rip off of Hole and Garbage songs with lyrics plagiarised from The runaways, joan jett, garbage etc. And then her image is copied off Courtney Love and Cherie Currie. Hardly original AT ALL.
    Complete manufactured crap.
    @Stephanie, if you want to listen to music thats NOT manufactured crap, listen to Florence and The Machine, The Temper Trap, New Hole Songs, etc etc.

  37. Stephanie says:

    1. never said she was original, but I would say she is talented (you’d be hard pressed to find originality out there in today’s day in time. I’ll never forget what an English prof once told me: there is no such thing as an original thought)

    2. Don’t really like Courtney Love or her band. While Taylor might fashion her look off the grunge era, her music (to me) doesn’t sound like Courtney.

    3. I prefer a melody when it comes to rock/alternative music — I like how she arranges her songs/ voice. I draw a line when music in this genre starts to sound like noise (esp. yelling). Taylor has a nice singing voice, which many popular female artists her age, do not possess. She will only get better as she ages.

    I will check out the other artists you mentioned, though.
    Thanks ;-D

  38. Stephanie says:

    Oh, and I thought of Garbage when listening to her, but remembered that I didn’t particularly like them either. To me Pretty Reckless doesn’t sound like them. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion and taste though. What’s nice about music, is everyone doesn’t necessarily hear the same things. I like Taylor’s music, so I will be buying.

  39. Stephanie says:

    Oh, and I also want to add, it’s been said that The Runaways are one of Momsen’s influences, but they don’t sound the same to me. The Donnas always struck me like junior Runaways.

  40. yseult says:


    Looks like she’s channeling Cherie Currie’s (The Runaways) stage look in that top photo. (oops, as others mentioned before me).

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