Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester On Ellen

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It seems Gossip Girl’s cast is really pumping up the show as the end of season 2 draws closer. Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf, was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, April 24.

Ellen got right to the big topics with Leighton – her unusual childhood — among other things.

“My parents had been part of a very interesting lifestyle,” Leighton said. “Yes, (they were in prison.) Everything’s all good now. My dad works for an internet company. My mom’s a writer. They live the good life now.”

Ellen said Leighton Meester’s success shows that no matter what background you come from it is possible to succeed.

She went from average girl with family problems to playing a rich, spoiled girl Blair Waldorf (who we see from the clip thinks she’s too good for the subway!).

Ellen also asked Leighton about signing a deal with Universal Republic to release her debut album this fall.

She’s also on the cover of Cosmopolitan’s June 2009 issue.

Leighton donated a beautiful Chloe dress she wore the day before for the Chloe Boutique opening in Los Angeles to the Humane Society to raise funds for charity.

The dress she wore to the Ellen show also rocks.