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"Gossip Girl" Finds Its Vanessa

"Gossip Girl" Finds Its Vanessa

One thing fans of the Gossip Girl books have been wondering for a while now is what happened to Vanessa, a key character from the novels who's missing from the show's first episode. But now "Gossip Girl" has found its Vanessa: According to TV Guide, Jessica Szohr will join the cast.

Szohr most recently appeared on "What About Brian." There's no word yet on when she'll first show up on "Gossip Girl."

In the books, Vanessa is a budding filmmaker who doesn't quite fit in with the rest of her wealthy Upper East Side peers. She was a childhood friend of Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley), also a fish out of water in the prep school world who has ended up pursuing a relationship with the glamorous Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively). Not surprisingly, Vanessa's reappearance will complicate things for Dan and Serena.

Book fans: Are you relieved that Vanessa has been located?


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Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 9 years
Isn't she bald in the books..??
StokedShortee StokedShortee 9 years
i doubt they'll even maker her shave her head...they've changed SO much other stuff. i bet they'll just keep her hair jet black or something...what happened to jenny being stumpy and having gigantic boobs and curly brown hair?...
AParker AParker 9 years
Yay! She's perfect too. Adore Vanessa - quite the character!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
Absolutely gorgeous.
thisbulimicwar thisbulimicwar 9 years
r they gonna shave here head? i hope so bc they already changed wut jenny looks like and it makes me mad
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 9 years
I hope they follow the book but I'm starting to get the feeling that their not going too. I totally agree with Kathleenxcouture about the characters and I also think that Serena should be prettier. I mean Blake Lively is pretty but Serena is supposed to gorgeous
CaseyL CaseyL 9 years
i think you always pictured Isabell being African American bc of the book covers. i know i did
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
Some things that need to be in this show or else it will stray too far from the books : Vanessa needs to have a shaved head Jenny Needs to have Big boobs Chuck needs to be repulsive Serena needs to be carefree (and she doesnt realise she really LOVES nate until about the 9th book!!!!!) Plus..I always pictured Isabell as being African American for some reason.
alillee alillee 9 years
yay! i don't really mind if they don't shave her head because I'd rather have a Vanessa w/ hair than no Vanessa at all!
delicatewine delicatewine 9 years
if they dont shave her head i think i won't be able to watch this because that means their not going to follow the books much, im already nervous that their going to make the love story between dan and serena too much and keep going back with that ::sigh:: please follow the books, thats why we love them...
LeninaCrowne LeninaCrowne 9 years
dubsie1 dubsie1 9 years
I've seen this pilot and it is AMAZING. I cannot wait for the show.
hotpinkgiraffe hotpinkgiraffe 9 years
i wonder what this girl will look like with a shaved head.....
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
WOOO! But, agreed with BeHappy. Sadly enough.
menthadict menthadict 9 years
yayyy! thank god, because vanessa is one of my favorite characters
BeHappy BeHappy 9 years
yayayayayayayay so excited but worried they are going to screw up the books :S as hollywood usually does...
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I can't wait for this show!!
rlveronica rlveronica 9 years
Yeah, I was wondering where she was!!!
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