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Gossip Girl may be every parent's nightmare because of too much information it leaks about the reality of American teenage circuit, but its high ratings and wide range of viewers cannot deny its influence on the youth all over the globe. 
Its ensemble cast of beautiful and upcoming stars including Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Taylor Momsen, Chace Crawford, Kelly Rutherford, Connor Paolo and Florencia Lozano, has really become part of today's pop culture, even rivaling the popularity of the original Beverly Hills 90210 in the early 90s. Ask high school kids in your block about Gossip Girl quiz and ten to one that those pesky teens would be able to get every question right. That's how the show has become like a virus infecting not only the teen market, but even the twenty something audience who are still nursing teenage angst. Gossip Girl is a plague spreading by each episode it airs on TV. 
To those who haven't seen an episode or two of the series, let me give you what the phenomenon called Gossip Girl is all about. On the other hand, to those who are avid and rabid fans of the teen series let me give you a Gossip Girl quiz to rave about. If you are interested to know more, take a look at Leighton Meester Photos.
"You're nobody until you're talked about."
The story is narrated through the eyes of an unseen and omniscient character, Gossip Girl who maintains a popular commentary blog that contains all the juicy details of what's happening to the most 'populence' and talked-about members of the elite New York Upper East Side Scene. On top of whom are Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf (portrayed by Blake Lively and Leighton Meester respectively). Blair, the Queen Bee, has a strained relationship her best friend, Serena, the former It girl, who moved out of Manhattan due to suspicious reasons and self-imposed exile. 
The relationship of the two vixens was further damaged by the fact that Blair's boyfriend, Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford) has feelings for Serena. In the course of the story, it appears that Serena slept with Nate which became the reason for her sudden exodus from the elite community. 
Being trapped in his relationship with Blair, being constantly manipulated by his family, and not being able to be with the woman he loves, Nate grew up with much angst against the society he lives in. Nate's hatred is to be compounded by his childhood friend's, Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), influence. Chuck is a manipulative and morally corrupt spoiled rich kid who would not bat an eyelash about abusing others to satisfy his own needs. Despite his nature, he has a soft spot for his best friend, Nate, and Blair. Later in the season, Chuck would realize that he has feelings for Blair.
When Serena comes back from her self-imposed exile, she finds herself an outcast in the privileged society she used to rule. Instead of welcoming arms from friends, she received dagger looks of betrayal from people who were once her allies. In the midst of teenage rivalry, she soon finds a friend in Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley), son of a former rock star turned gallery owner, Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle). Dan and his younger sister Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) face an enormous challenge to fit in to their new elite environment. To make matters more complicated in the Upper East Side of New York, Rufus once had an affair with Serena's mother, socialite Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford), who was once a groupie. For more detailed information, visit Leighton Meester Photos