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There is a scene in the season one finale of The Bold Type that is one of the most captivating TV moments I’ve ever had the honour of watching. That one scene proved to me that this show is going to make a massive difference for women everywhere.

The empowering show is set at Scarlet magazine and follows the lives of three employees- Jane, Kat and Sutton.

Complicated love lives, financial struggles and health woes, the show is full of gripping content, quite like the magazine the girls work at.

In the past, the magazine world has been portrayed as bitchy and competitive. In the Devil Wears Prada Andie has to put up with the catty and dismissive assistant Emily, as well as her awfully harsh editor Miranda.

In 13 Going on 30, Jennifer Garner’s character Jenna works alongside her supposed ‘best friend’ who ends up sabotaging her and sending her work to a rival publication, just so she can get to the top.

Sex and the City exaggerates the glamour of being a journalist. Carrie writes one column a week, yet manages to afford a lavish apartment in New York, mountains of designer shoes and gallons of cocktails.

The great thing about The Bold Type is it shows the industry in a positive yet honest light. The editor of Scarlet magazine is attentive and caring, but constructive and strong at the same time. She isn’t cruel to her employees or controlling, but supportive in her critique.

The girls' friendship itself is one of the most uplifting things about the show. Forget about the days of catfights and competitiveness, because this show is all about just how wonderful female friendships are. Jane, Kat and Sutton are there for one another come rain or shine. Forever meeting in the fashion closet to discuss their latest dilemmas, the trio’s friendship is a breath of fresh air.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The storylines are serious. They’re problems many of us have faced at some point in our lives. In a mere ten episodes, they managed to highlight topics including getting checked for breast cancer, sexual identity confusion, forbidden love, online trolls, immigration laws, racial abuse, sexual assault and online dating.

The way the show's creators treat their female characters says a lot about how far we’ve come in recent years. The likes of the Me Too movement proved to Hollywood that it is time to listen to women, it is time to respect women and it is time to portray their lives in a truthful way.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The female characters make mistakes, they express their feelings and are ambitious in their careers. They’re real women. They’re you, your best friend, your sister, your work wife. They’re the female characters we’ve needed on our screens for longer than we even realised, until now.

You can watch The Bold Type on Amazon Prime.

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Huge congratulations are in order for Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds who are expecting their third child together. The pair confirmed the news at the premiere of Detective Pikachu in New York last night.

The Gossip Girl alum showed off her blooming baby bump as she walked down the red carpet with her husband.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ryan and Blake are already parents to two daughters- four-year-old James and two-year-old Inez.

The mum-of-two previously opened up about how important her family are to her. She said: "All my eggs are in one basket, and that’s my family. That’s where my heart is. That’s where my everything is. That’s the thing that I feel most protective of and the thing that I feel is the most exposed when I feel exploited."

We couldnd't be happier for Ryan and Blake. What an exciting time for the couple!

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OK, so this is totally a breakthrough for when you have nothing to do and a bottle of wine is still lying in the fridge from last week.

The next time you and your housemate are bored silly from sitting around the house all day, why not start a drinking game and get a few of your gal pals over. 

From Gossip Girl, to Scrubs, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Game of Thrones, there's a drinking game for that on Drink Wiki. There's even one for Say Yes To The Dress. Score!

And if you happen to come up with a drinking game for a show that isn't on the list, then fear not, because you're allowed to add your own in. 

So, get ready to take a sip of wine whenever Serena and Blair fight, a gulp of your Manhattan whenever Carrie changes her outfit and a tipple of champagne whenever someone says yes to their wedding dress.

Saturday nights at home just got WAY more fun. Crack open the wine, girls.

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Most of us remember the days of Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf, strutting across our screens. We were OBSESSED with Gossip Girl, it took over our lives.

From the romance between Blair and Chuck Bass, to the big reveal of who the secret character behind the mayhem was; it had us hooked.

Now, a reboot of The CW series may be coming to our screens, an executive producer has revealed. Stop the world, we're getting off. This is major goss…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Yup, that's right. We're going right back to the Upper East Side, and discussions have reportedly taken place about bringing the original drama back.

The series starred Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick and Penn Badgley, and aired from 2007 until 2012. Let's not forget that none other than Kristen Bell narrated it too.

The show followed the glamorous (not to mention absurd) lives of a group of upper-class teenagers living in the prestigious areas of Manhattan.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The trends it inspired are still around today, it had an unprecedented amount of influence on the youth who tuned in to watch it.

Gossip Girl was a massive hit for the American TV network The CW, and president Mark Pedowitz has confirmed it could get a reboot.

According to Deadline, he said: “There’s been discussions. But I don’t know if we’re there yet.”

Pedowitz also added that the return would depend on Warner Bros., who own The CW, and showrunners Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz.

We've seen all 121 episodes about a million times, but my GOD we want more. 

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For those of you who still need to catch up on your Netflix shows, don't miss the chilling new stalker series YOU.

The show stars Penn Badgley as a bookstore manager named Joe Goldbery, who meets an unsuspecting aspiring poet, Guinevere Beck, and gets a LITTLE too attached. To say the least.

He stalks the hell out of her, basically. Think Gossip Girl's Dan Humphries but way more creepy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It's now been announced super on the down-low on the You Instagram account that the thriller hit is getting a second series.

Since it was released, the show has been talked about non-stop online, both for the crazy plot and the chilling acting skills of Mr Badgley.

Anyone who has seen season one probably aren't surprised at the announcement, as it ends on a major cliffhanger.

YOU is based on the book of the same name by Caroline Kepnes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pretty much everyone who has watched the show are debating deleting their social media accounts, as Joe stalks Beck entirely from her Instagram and Facebook accounts. 

He finds out LITERALLY everything about her from a single click; where she lives, her place of work, aspects of her personality, her interests, her book loves, you name it.

Once he gets his hands on her phone, he can access her emails, group chats and messages. Which is basically someone's entire life, these days.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars) also stars alongside Badgley and Elizabeth Lail, who plays Beck.

Listening to Joe narrate the entire show displays the weirdness and bizarre thought processes of stalkers.

Trust us, you won't be able to stop watching.

You'll also be looking over your shoulder a lot more…

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The people of Twitter have shared the best kisses in TV history and we are swooning. Some of the most iconic on-screen couples made the list, but do you agree with the top smooches?

Writer Jenna Guillaume got the ball rolling on Twitter by revealing her fave snog and it’s a classic.

She wrote: “There are SO many I love, but my absolute fave has to be Nick and Jess. I think about this kiss a lot."

Us too, Jenna. Us too.

Classic couples like Gossip Girl’s Chuck and Blair obviously made the list, alongside Brooklyn Nine Nine’s Jake and Amy

The SHEmazing team decided to share our fave TV kisses from our most beloved TV shows.

'Mine is Bill and Sookie from True Blood!

The early seasons of the show were brilliant and they were also a couple in real life – they got together while filming season one I think which is a nice added detail.'

-Jennifer McShane, Editor

'Jess and Rory's kiss in Gilmore Girls is so hyped-up – the sexual tension fizzes between them for months before it happens.

And you can see that their chemistry is real – they started dating after they met on the show, after all.'

-Aoife Loughnane, Editorial Intern

'When Rachel makes up with Ross. I think this was after the whole 'we were on a break thing'. But all of them sat down to watch an old home video of Rachel and Monica's prom.

Rachel crosses the room and kisses him romantically and we're reminded that nothing could ever come in between Ross and Rachel. I mean, they're Ross and Rachel after all.'

-Shayna Sappington, Editorial Intern

Emily and Paige from Pretty Little Liars, the journey for them both to overcome their fears about being judged for their sexuality is touching. 

-Sarah Magliocco, Deputy Editor

'My fave on-screen kiss also took place in Stars Hollow. Rory and Logan's naive and intense relationship was just so endearing. The kisses shared on mornings in their apartment always made me turn to mush.'

-Kat O’Connor, Staff Writer

 

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Penn Badgely was one of the many heartthrobs to grace our screens in iconic teen drama Gossip Girl.

Filling the role of Dan Humphrey, Badgely was one of the lead characters, and he recalled to The Daily Beast how stalker super fans would hover around shoot locations hoping for a glimpse of the actor. However, not all of them had good intentions. 

Badgely told the publication that he had been 'molested' by fans of the show who hugely overstepped the boundary when seeing the actor. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I think as an actor you can become an object of desire, which is something women are already accustomed to more or less around the world,' he said.

'I’ve definitely been, I mean I don’t want to sound sensationalist, but I’ve literally been molested—just in the literal sense of the word—by many people in the moment,' he recalled.

'Because that’s what they do.'

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Arguably one of the most defining TV shows of its' time, it is still golden binge-watch material whether you're there to feast your eyes on bitchy drama or the cast wardrobe.

However, it is important to remember that men are also victims of sexual assault and rape, and if you or anyone you know has been impacted, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. 

The National 24-Hour Helpline can be reached at 1800 77 88 88.

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Actress Jessica Szohr  played the love-her-or-hate-her character of Vanessa on iconic TV series Gossip Girl. 

Jessica starred alongside Ed Westwick in the show, and the pair were involved in multiple storylines together. 

Their working relationship flourished into romance, and the pair dated for over a year. 

 

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In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, the actress was asked for her thoughts on the rape allegations her former co-star is currently facing. 

'It's a difficult subject right now for anyone that's involved on either side,' the actress told the mag. 

'I don't even really know how to answer it, if I should, because I don't want anything to get twisted, because I have known Ed for years and know how lovely he is, and don't think he would ever put someone in a position like that.'

 

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She told the mag that she struggles with wondering whether the entire truth is being told. 

'It’s difficult, because you don’t want someone you know to go through that or do that to someone, or knowing them well, knowing that you don’t think they would, and you don't want, for the girls that are coming forward, it’s like, are they stretching the truth?'

'I’m really trying to answer this as open and nicely as I can, because it is touchy, and I obviously for any of these situations, wasn’t there, for either side, so I can’t say it did or didn’t happen,' she continued. 

 

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'But I know him well and I’ve known him for years, and I found it shocking.'

Ed Westwick has denied the accusations made against him by three separate women. 

The situation is still undergoing investigation. 

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It really is hard to imagine what the Upper East Side might have been like without Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, right?

Well, it has been revealed that Jennifer Lawrence was actually desperate to play Serena Van Der Woodsen, in Gossip Girl.

In an interview with Vulture, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the best show ever, Josh Schwartz (the GG creator) said:

“We did not realise this at the time, but Jennifer Lawrence really wanted to play Serena and auditioned. This story came to us secondhand, but we were told she definitely auditioned and was bummed to not get it.”

Now, we love J Law, but we cannot imagine her playing the whimsical rich girl with a penchant for bd behaviour.

Blake Lively, you are, and ALWAYS will be Serena.

Also, Jennifer would have only been 15 playing the role, which would have been a little bit too young, in our humble opinion. 

Needless to say, it worked out pretty good for Jen, as she sits at home polishing her Oscar…

XOXO Gossip Girl. 

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Blake Lively, our eternal hair goals and all-round girl crush, has discussed the potential resurgence of the iconic hit series Gossip Girl.

It's been a full decade since the show fist aired (help, where is the time going?) and Blake is up for bringing Serena van der Woodsen back from the dead. 

Vanity Fair reassembled the cast to ask them if they would consider a reunion show, and Blake was happy to oblige. 

 

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'Of course. I'm open to anything that's good, that's interesting, and that sort of feels necessary. . . . I imagine we all would [consider it].'

'I can't speak for everyone else, but we all owe so much to this show, and I think that it would be silly not to acknowledge that.'

This isn't the first time the star has been happy to say she would do another series of GG. 

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The star previously told Variety this year:

'Would I do seven years of the show? No, because it’s hard work and I’ve got my babies, and I don’t want to be away from them that much.'

'But I’ve just learned in life you never say never.'

'Who knows,if it was good, if it made sense. We had so much fun shooting and living and working in New York City,' she told Variety.

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Leighton Meester, who played the epic role of Upper East Side Queen Blair Waldorf, wasn't as gung-ho on the idea, but didn't rule it out either.

'It's hard to say. If everyone was into it and if the timing was right, you know? I don't want to say, 'No, never . .' 

Seriously, this reboot has to happen, there are things we need to know!

 

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Like do Blair and Chuck live happily ever after? Will Serena go back to her partying ways? Does Chuck have any more evil uncles lurking in the woodwork? Did Little J become a hot shot designer?

And most important, is Nate Archibald still a complete and utter babe? (We're sure we already know the answer to that one)

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Ed Westwick has destroyed all of our dreams of there being a Gossip Girl revival, and we'll admit, we're pretty bummed about it.

The show has been off air for the past four years, which we know isn't that long, but we feel as if we need some sort of comeback after they (SPOILER) made Dan Gossip Girl.

That can't be the end to the story, right?!

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Anyway, Ed was speaking to Radio Times and said: "Nah, that's not gonna happen. I know there's a bunch of them coming back – I hear they're doing Will and Grace, they've done Gilmore Girls

"But it's such a strange thing to think about. It feels like we only just finished! And I haven't done enough in between yet to feel like I could comfortably revisit it. And I did so much with that character – it's played out, man. It's done."

However, when asked if he'd sign up if Netflix paid him the right amount of money, he said: "I'll do it then."

So you know, all hope is not lost.

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Listen up, Gossip Girl fans.

The Upper East Side show may be long over, but the iconic series lives on in our hearts.

So, imagine our excitement when Blake Lively, who starred as party girl Serena, hinted that she would be open to creating a new series of GG.

 

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'Would I do seven years of the show? No, because it’s hard work and I’ve got my babies, and I don’t want to be away from them that much.,' she told Variety.

'But I’ve just learned in life you never say never.'

'Who knows,if it was good, if it made sense. We had so much fun shooting and living and working in New York City.'

 

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'Why not?' she replied, when asked if she felt that Gossip Girl could be resurrected in the future. 

After the success of the Gilmore Girls revitalisation on Netflix, maybe Blair and Serena are the next characters to be brought back from the TV tomb. 

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

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