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Taylor Momsen gets benched on 'Gossip Girl'




We had to flip a coin between writing about Miley Cyrus turning 18 Tuesday or Taylor Momsen getting kicked off Gossip Girl, and the bad teenage pop singer with the dark roots and blond streaks won out. Oh, we mean that we're going to write about Taylor, because Miley already had her birthday party over the weekend. says Momsen will be limited to three episodes for the second half of the season after Monday's episode of the CW show, mostly because she seems to be self-destructing lately. The 17-year-old, who has found off-screen fame singing Pretty Reckless and getting chewed out by Tim Gunn, has a penchant for wearing her underwear outside her clothes and swearing like a stuttering Tourette's patient in every interview.

Reps for the show didn't comment, but a source told Deadline the decision was for creative reasons. Yeah, that's because nobody who watches Gossip Girl can stand Jenny or the mother-hating, raccoon-eyed pop tartlet who plays her. Onscreen puberty is really dangerous, you know?

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[Last modified: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 4:15pm]


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