Friday, August 29, 2008

Gossip Girl: Who? What? Where?

Motherchucker? Nah ... Chuck Bass is just, well ... Chuck Bass.

Spotted: The first three episodes of "Gossip Girl" which returns for it's second season at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1 on the CW (WJZY, Channel 46 in Charlotte).

It's good. Like-yell-at-the-TV-and-want-to-call-my friends good. It's also campy, telenovella-ish and packed with killer fashion and chuckle-worthy pop culture references.

I don't want to give anything away, but I can tell you all the regulars are back, with a few new frenemies in the fold. Nate and Serena are in a fake relationship in the Hamptons, Blair is on her way back from Europe and Jenny is sweating it out at Eleanor Waldorf's atelier. Chuck Bass (who has replaced Dylan McKay as my favorite jerky-but-sweet bad boy) is, well, Chuck Bass.

As we've come to expect, the clothing is trended perfectly (Serena's Grecian-inspired gown and hair for the white party screams Summer 2008), and the dialogue is sharp as a razor.

My fave bon mots? Most are from oft-headbanded Blair: disparraging Kentwood, La. and Nyla's Burger Basket or using derivatives of Chuck Bass' name as curse words. But I laughed out loud when Serena rattled off "sexual draino."

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EARLY MORNING FASHION: Sisters Amy Langenmayr and Tracy Garden, co-owners of Coco Fleur, will make their third appearance on "Fox News Rising" on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The duo will talk about what's hot for fall fashion.

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