Our favorite Upper East Siders are looking a little more sun-kissed than usual in these pictures from the new season of Gossip Girl. Perhaps it's because Serena is joined by a few of her best friends (mostly male, of course) on her new ventures in LA. Meanwhile, Charlie is still lurking around to cause trouble (now, with a bright new hat), and Elizabeth Hurley joins the cast. Oh, and did we mention that there's a Dan/Blair moment in this gallery? Blair may be planning a wedding, but we're still holding out hope for this coupling. Check out all the pics of Gossip Girl's fifth season, which premieres tonight — you don't want to miss seeing Chuck Bass's new motorcycle, do you?
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