Taylor Momsen Taking a Break from Gossip Girl Next Season

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She'll "be absent for an unspecified number of episodes at the beginning of next season for 'creative' reasons," according to Michael Ausiello. “When you watch the finale,” a source tells him, “you’ll see that we’re doing something very big with her character.” In the books, Jenny's character goes to boarding school, but it's been a while since the show has hewed to creator Cecily Von Ziegesar's plots. More likely, little Taylor wants to focus on her budding music career and wants time off from the show. Either that or Jenny gets knocked up and sent away to a convent. Which would be much more fun. [Ausiello Files/EW]