Gossip Girl will be celebrating it’s 100th episode later this month and to mark the occasion, actress Blake Lively (who plays Serena Van Der Woodsen on the show) will be channeling her inner Marilyn Monroe for a dream sequence in the 100th ep. As you can see in the promo photos below, Blake (as Serena) portrays Marilyn Monroe in her iconic Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend ensemble as she is flanked by co-star Leighton Meester (in costume as Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s) and her male co-stars dressed in tuxedos. Click below to get your first look at the upcoming 100th episode of Gossip Girl.
The 100th episode of “Gossip Girl” airs Monday, Jan. 30, and will open with a musical dream sequence featuring Serena (Blake Lively), Blair (Leighton Meester) and all the men in their lives (Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick and Hugo Becker). Leighton plays Audrey Hepburn while Blake channels Marilyn Monroe. Do you think Blake makes a believable Marilyn? She wears a strapless pink dress, gloves and many jewels, mimicking “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” The episode will also focus on Chuck (Westwick) wrestling with the reality that Blair is about to walk down the aisle with Prince Louis (Becker) and the return of Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg), who might make the royal affair a royal disaster.
While I applaud Gossip Girl for attempting to do something fun for the show’s 100th episode, I can’t think of anything LESS INTERESTING than an homage to Marilyn Monroe. I mean … without question, Marilyn is an icon … but doing the “Marilyn Monroe thing” is so tired and lazy, I’m really surprised this is the best that the GG folks could come up with. Lindsay Lohan has tried to make a career at milking Marilyn Monroe‘s fame … I’m really at a loss as to why Gossip Girl thinks going that route will be interesting or entertaining. I guess Blake looks fine as Marilyn but … c’mon, anyone in that same blonde wig and pink dress would look the same (and has looked the same time and time and time and time and time and time again). While I congratulate Gossip Girl on reaching the 100th episode benchmark, I have to give them a big poop sandwich for not coming up with a better and more inventive way of marking the occasion.