Pictures of Blake Lively, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, Chace Crawford, Penn Badgley on Gossip Girl Set

Gossip Girl Gives a Peek at Paris and Welcomes a Mad Man

The cast of Gossip Girl kicked off their work week filming in NYC yesterday. Blake Lively and Leighton Meester sported their very different styles as we got the first official preview of the new season in Paris. There's also fun casting news for the show, which picked up Mad Men's Sam Page as a love interest for Serena. Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, and Ed Westwick will forever be the staple guys of the series when it comes to the complicated romantic web they weave and we're only one month away from catching up with our favorite Upper East Siders. Offscreen, Penn and Blake are the most consistent couple of the crew, though apparently Ed and Jessica Szohr are back together after some time off. Jessica missed the day on set, as she was in LA winning an award for Piranha 3D before it's even released.