For five years, Leighton Meester played Blair Waldorf, the Upper East Side socialite Gossip Girl fans hated then loved. Fans rooted for Waldorf’s kinky but loving relationship with devious Chuck Bass and wondered how—seriously, how?—Blake Lively’s Serena had managed to land at the center of the show’s initial existence when—again, seriously—Blair was, like, so much better. Three years after Gossip Girl’s satisfying end, Meester is making a living in other fields. She did Broadway, playing Curley’s wife in the James Franco/Chris O’Dowd adaptation of Of Mice And Men. Along with 99 other actors and celebrities, she’s narrating part of Unity, Shaun Monson’s upcoming film about global connectivity. And, last October, Meester released her debut solo LP, Heartstrings. She stopped by the office earlier this year while on tour for that release to cover The Cardigans’ 1996 worldwide hit “Lovefool.”
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Chrissy And Hawley cover Erasure's "A Little Respect"
GWAR salutes AC/DC with some very special Election Day guests
Touché Amoré covers Pearl Jam's "Corduroy"
Deerhoof covers Adam Ant's "Goody Two Shoes"
Luna covers Motörhead's "Killed By Death"
The Wombats cover Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris"
PWR BTTM covers Counting Crows' "Mr. Jones"
Trashcan Sinatras play “Weightlifting"
Trashcan Sinatras cover Wye Oak's "Holy Holy"
Brass Bed covers Van Halen's "Why Can't This Be Love"
Bully covers Sum 41's "Fat Lip"