Gossip Girl CastBlair Waldorf is wearing jewelled headbands again! As I’m sure you know, season four of Gossip Girl starts September 13th with many questions in the balance – mainly being whether or not Chuck Bass is actually dead.

Thanks to an unidentified source, we have a sneak peak at episode 4.01 and 4.02 of the new series and the answer to Chuck’s death among other things. It’s worth a read even for the small snippets of fashion/set direction. SPOILERS BELOW (PICTURES OF SCRIPT).

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Taylor Momsen

I try to give her the benefit of the doubt, but even in the world of celebrity Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen is starting to push it.

Permanently dressed in cast-offs from the Lady Marmalade video, the sixteen year old’s image causes constant uproar, and not in the enticing way Cherry Bomb Cherie Currie’s did back in the day. What we have a case of here is a girl who seems to feel much more ‘adult’ than she is.

In a recent interview with Disorder she spoke about her new record saying, “…it confronts issues and goes, here’s what fucking sucks about everything and I don’t’ really know how to fix it but I’m fucking dying and I’ll sing about it. It covers all the bases of life — love, death, sex, religious, politics, murder, hate drugs.” The interviewer wrote, “She also grins when asked if she’s single, and replies that she is, that she’s not into guys, waits a beat, then adds she’s not gay but just bored of men and her best friend is her vibrator.”

When is it that we will stop approving of letting these exploited girls walk around wearing prosti-tot lucite heels with platforms for ‘tips’? While I’m all for the non-wholesome image, bordello wear is pushing it too far when you have millions of young, impressionable females watching your every ‘outfit’ with expected envy.

She’s a gorgeous girl with a naturally beautiful voice, and her band The Pretty Reckless is a great pop/grunge contender of recent years. Let’s hope this is all just a phase.

Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, and Hamish Bowles

Hamish Bowles with Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour at Ralph Lauren Collection FW 2010/11

Like I expected, the upcoming season of Gossip Girl is shaping up quite well.

Every New Yorker is dying with excitement over Vogue’s big shopping event on September 10th, Fashion’s Night Out. Why? Invitations are elite, and it’s basically a city-wide shopping party thrown by Anna Wintour. This year, in addition to CBS’ one-hour special featuring parties and live performances at stores around town, the CW will include Fashion’s Night Out as a plot point in two episodes of Gossip Girl airing in September.

Here’s the kicker, Vogue editors Hamish Bowles (the love of my life) and Lauren Santo Domingo filmed cameos yesterday in scenes where they prepare for the merchandising madness. Insane!

Gossip Girl has been close to jumping the shark throughout season three. To be frank, there were too many plotlines, too many guest ‘stars’ (13 recurring, 6 pop-ins, and 4 cameos excluding the regular cast of 9?!), and too many episodes that lacked structure. It’s The O.C. all over again. Heads up, Josh Schwartz.

Luckily, the fashion remains near-perfect and the past two days of filming for season 4 in Paris show us exactly why. Blair Waldorf, played by the gorgeous Leighton Meester, rivals all other ensembles in my favourite Moschino dress of S/S 2010. Catch her, Blake Lively (Serena van der Woodsen), Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass) and the rest of the overprivileged Upper East Side starting Monday, September 13, 2010 at 9/8c on the CW.