Model and LoloÂ fashion editor Lauren Scruggs is recovering after a horrific plane propeller accident over the weekend and is now able to speak to her family. Scruggs, who also works in the wardrobe department of Gossip Girl, was terrible injured when she walked into a plane propeller after exiting a small plane in Dallas on Saturday night.
Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs, Lauren’s parents, said their daughter had been flying around looking at Christmas lights. Jeff Scruggs told Good Morning America tuesday that he believes Lauren went to thank the pilot after exiting the plane and walked into the propeller in the dark. Scruggs lost her hand and suffered severe head injuries, including damage to the left side of her face and her left eye.
“It sounds like this is a combination of a bad procedure by the pilot and the passenger not properly realizing her proximity,” aviation consultant John Nance said, according to ABC. “One of the things I’d have to look at is why in the world a pilot permitted a passenger to board or de-board while a propeller was turning.”
Lauren Scruggs underwent multiple surgeries over the weekend and is currently recovering in stable condition. A spokesperson for the family told ABCNews.com the extent of injury to her brain is still unknown.
“Yesterday was a good day, there was a lot of really positive progress,” Jeff Scruggs, Lauren’s father, said on Good Morning America. “They took out her tube in the afternoon. She didn’t speak right awayâ€¦ I said Lauren will you say ‘hi’ to Daddy, and she goes, ‘hi.’ Later she told one of Cheryl’s sisters that she loves her. It’s so encouraging to us. She’s really uncomfortable as you can imagine.”
“They’re telling us it’s going to be a long recovery,” Jeff Scruggs said. “Obviously she’s had a lot of trauma to her head, and she lost her left hand and her left eye is questionable. We’re praying she’ll regain her sight.”
Are the alleged Blake Lively nude photos being posted all over the Internet real? Absolutely not, the Gossip Girl star’s representative says. Blake Lively’s legal team is threatening to take legal action against anyone posting the “100% fake” nude pictures of the actress.
“The photos of Blake Lively which have just surfaced on various websites including Perez Hilton and Zaptoit are 100 percent fake,” Lively’s rep told Us Weekly.
The Blake Lively nude pics that her reps now say are “100% fake” were taken with a cell phone. In four of the pictures, the phone partially obscures the woman’s face. In the fifth, the face is too blurry to make out well — very typical of faked celebrity photos.Â
“Blake has never taken nude photos of herself. Blake will persuade legal action against the publication which initially published these photographs and any other outlets that republish them in any manner,” her rep stated.
Blake Lively, meanwhile, has been enjoying herself overseas in the French Rivera with Leonardo DiCaprio. According to the latest rumor mill, the newly single DiCaprio has been introducing Lively as his ‘girlfriend’.
It must be difficult when your career is going so well that you can’t decide which awesome job to take next, but this is exactly the situation that Blake Lively is finding herself in this summer. Â While she’s on break from Gossip Girl, she wants to use her time wisely and do a movie, but she’s been offered two projects that are both so tempting, she’s having trouble deciding between them.
On one hand, she could join Mila Kunis and James Franco for the remake of The Wizard of Oz (she’s looking at the role of Glinda), or she could star in the new Oliver Stone movie and do something serious and gritty. Â Oz will probably net her more cash, but the Oliver Stone project sounds more interesting.
Gossip Girl producers have announced that Taylor Momsen, otherwise known as Jenny Humphrey, will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the show. Â There have been a lot of reasons put forth as to why this might be happening, but considering that Momsen is well known for being a spoiled diva and highly unprofessional on the set, it’s hardly surprising that she’s not appearing in very many episodes anymore.
Momsen is reportedly concentrating on her music career at the moment anyway, so it’s no great loss for her, and considering what a disruption she is to the rest of the Gossip Girl crew, I don’t think they’re going to miss her very much. Â Jenny Humphrey is a popular character, though, so it’ll be interesting to see what this announcement does to Gossip Girl’s ratings.
Blake Lively and Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl were one of TV’s favorite couples both on and off screen, but it appears the two have decided to call it quits in real life, even though they still have to work together. Â Apparently they broke up over a month ago, but have been keeping it really quiet because they didn’t want a huge media circus making things harder than they already were, and according to some reports, even their coworkers on the Gossip Girl set were not aware of the breakup until very recently.
I guess they wanted to prove to everyone how professional they could be, but it must be incredibly difficult having to go to work everyday and hang out with your ex.
The Parents Television Council is mad as hell about the upcoming Gossip Girls threesome episode scheduled to air on The CW Nov. 9. The organization is petitioning CW affiliates not to air the episode, which they claim is “reckless and irresponsible.”
The CW has been airing promos for the episode teasing viewers with hints about a “3SOME” between three unidentified characters on the show. Gossip Girl has previously come under fire from the organization for ads showing the show’s characters skinny-dipping, making out and cuddling in bed together, accompanied by headlines proclaiming: “A Nasty Piece of Work” and “Mind-Blowingly Inappropriate.”
In a letter to CW affiliates, the PTC asks: “Will you now be complicit in establishing a precedent and expectation that teenagers should engage in behaviors heretofore associated primarily with adult films?”
“To include a story line like this on a program that is expressly targeted to impressionable teenagers is reckless and irresponsible.Â I appeal to your highest sense of decency, respect and common sense in urging you to preempt this episode,” the letter continues.
“CW has been defending graphic content on Gossip Girl by asserting that they don’t target teenagers,” PTC president Tim Winter said in a press statement. “Such a claim doesn’t even pass the ‘laugh test.'”
While we agree The CW’s claim the show is not marketed to teenagers is a bit of a stretch, we also think the PTC is being a bunch of whiny bitches. If you don’t want your teens watching Gossip Girl, then click over to that TV ratings blocker thingy on your cable box and nuke it. Not that they won’t watch it online or somewhere else anyway.
Smutty TV is here to stay, because obviously people want to watch it. If you don’t want your kids acquiring their moral values about sex from their favorite TV show, there is another alternative. Talk to them yourself. Probably a lot more useful than sending pointless letters out to the media no one is going to take seriously.
Lindsay Lohan is skinny again, and you know what that means. Snarkista doesn’t care how many Big Macs Lindsay says she eats, she’s washing them down with the cokey-coke. Not the all-American kind, the Colombian kind. And this is why her gaydar is obviously broken.
La Lohan was out late in New York night before last, skanking around as usual. She heard that Gossipy Girl Chase Crawford was hanging at Justin Timberlake’s restaurant Southern Hospitality. Chase was with fellow pretty-boy Emile Hirsch having some drinks. Lindsay instantly went into stalker mode and busted up in there uninvited…and caused a scene. Chase and Emile were not amused, and high-tailed it out of there!
This would be a clear sign to sane girls that “He’s Just Not That Into You Especially Since You’re A Girl.” But this is Lohan we’re talking about. Brainiac thought it would be a good idea to follow the boys to Chase’s house at 6 a.m. Once again, denied! Chase’s peeps did not let her in.
Lohan either finally got the hint, or forgot what her purpose was, or got distracted by something shiny because she FINALLY quit trying and went home. All the way to California.