Photos of Ashlee Simpson, Blake Lively, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley, Jessica Szohr at CW Upfronts After-Party

Ashlee and the Gossip Girl Cast Keep the Party Going

The stars of the CW were out and about in NYC yesterday following their afternoon at the network's upfronts. Ed Westwick, Jessica Szohr and Chace Crawford strolled around the city before getting dressed up for the after-party at the Rose Bar with their Gossip Girl cast-mates Blake Lively, Penn Badgley and Taylor Momsen. Melrose Place's Ashlee Simpson also attended the bash, and she brought Pete along after their fun family afternoon with Bronx. Prior to the evening celebrations, the GG gang opened up about what we can expect to see when their show returns in the Fall. Here's more:, Pacific Coast News Online and Splash News Online

  • Blake on Chuck and Blair: "Chuck and Blair are finally together, but yet Georgina is back to screw up her life with that major vendetta."
  • Leighton on next season: "A few other people are going to college. . . I don't know if they're going to stay."
  • Penn on Dan's letting Nate date Jenny: "He should. Nate's a solid dude. . . I personally think that Dan should relax. Dan is too uptight."

It'll be a few months before we get to see the drama continue on the Upper East Side, but in the meantime it's just as fun watching the cast doing their thing in real life. To see more photos from the event, just read more.