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Thursday, 7 August 2008

GHOSTGIRL creative challenge - Dead Certs

Our first creative challenge is linked to the absolutely wonderful book GHOSTGIRL.

Charlotte Usher feels invisible at school but she has a plan to make sure she becomes popular - she's a girl on a mission and will do anything it takes to achieve her goal. She also won't let anything get in her way... not even death!

Tell us what you want to make a 'dead cert' in your life and the best video submitted by October 1st will win a fantastic Halloween Party Pack which includes: A limited edition, signed copy of GHOSTGIRL, a £15 iTunes voucher so that you can download the music mentioned in the book to get your party going, a 'trick or treat' sweet selection and some fancy dress and halloween-style makeover essentials.

Click here to send in the YouTube link to your video.

ITV2 Spends a weekend gossiping

A very exciting date for your diaries: ITV2 will show the entire first series of GOSSIP GIRL on the 23rd, 24th and 25th August.

Hey Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here - your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite…

Spotted at Grand Central, bags in hand, Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively). Was it only a year ago our IT Girl mysteriously disappeared for boarding school? And just as suddenly, she’s back. But how will her privileged prep school peers learn that ‘S’ is back in town? The way they learn all the important news in their lives: from the blog of yours truly the all-knowing but ultra-secretive Gossip Girl. No one knows my identity, but everyone in this exclusive and tangled vicious circle relies on my website and text messages for the latest scoop. Even S’s closest friend, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), doesn’t welcome her mysterious return to Manhattan with open arms.

One thing is for sure, when S was out of the picture, B enjoyed her time in the spotlight, and she has no intention of going back to living in Serena’s shadow. The tension between the pair isn’t lost on anyone in this crowd, who live for gossip and scandal – along with fashion, shopping and partying in Manhattan’s trendiest hotspots…

And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell. You know you love me. Xoxo, GossipGirl

The DVD of series one is out from the 18th August.

Jenny Humphrey stars in her own series...

So, we all love Jenny Humphrey from GOSSIP GIRL but did you know that she stars in her very own series?

THE IT GIRL is all about what happens to Jenny after she leaves her up-tight Manhattan all-girls school, Constance Billard, for Waverly Academy – an elite boarding school where glamorous rich kids don’t let the rules get in the way of a good time. She’ll do anything it takes to become the It Girl…

Gossip Girl pulls in the prizes...

This week saw the Gossip Girl TV show scoop six prizes at the 10th annual Teen Choice Awards in California. We always said it was the best show ever!

And the winners were:
Breakout Male: Chace Crawford (Nate)
Breakout Female: Blake Lively (Serena)
Breakout Show: Gossip Girl
Villain: Ed Westwick (Chuck)
Actress Drama: Blake Lively
Drama: Gossip Girl

Friday, 1 August 2008

Here lies a girl who was just dying to be popular...

Charlotte Usher
1991 – 2008

Dearly Beloved,
We are gathered here today to commemorate the life of Charlotte Usher, a girl who felt invisible but left a lasting legacy.
We first met Charlotte in November 2007. She made us laugh with her quirky sense of style and her wry wit, and she impressed us with her determination to achieve her goals in the face of adversity. Let’s be honest, death would stop most others in their tracks, but Charlotte was never one to give up. She truly is outstanding and we knew instantly that she deserved the popularity she strove for.

It is a tragedy that Charlotte’s life was cut so short (particularly in such embarrassing circumstances) but we must not view her death as the end, for, in Charlotte’s case, it is only the beginning… She leaves with us her story and returns to touch the lives of many as ghostgirl.

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
And if I should die before I awake,
I pray the popular attend my wake.

Click here for a sneak preview
And check out this spooktacular website: http://www.ghostgirl.com/