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Taylor Momsen, Jessica Szohr dropped as 'Gossip Girl' regulars

May 10, 2011 | 12:15 pm

Gg Spotted: Little Miss Jenny Humphrey and Vanessa Abrams getting the pink slip from the CW.

OK. Not really. But a source close to the show did confirm that Taylor Momsen (Jenny) and Jessica Szohr (Vanessa) will not be returning to “Gossip Girl” as series regulars.

The news is hardly shocking. It’s no secret that the eyeliner-addicted Momsen has made her rock band Pretty Reckless her main focus.  And Szohr hasn’t been involved in any major plotlines for a while -- plus, her character recently revealed that she was leaving town to study abroad (always the perfect solution for getting rid of a character).

But the rest of the GG gang -- Blake, Leighton, Chase, Ed and Penn -- remains intact. And Kaylee DeFer, who plays Serena’s cousin Charlie, has been promoted to series regular.

ShowTrackers, are you sad to see Jenny and Vanessa go or sad that it took so long for them to be dropped? Will you continue to tune in?

-- Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: Actresses Leighton Meester, left, Jessica Szohr, Taylor Momsen and Blake Lively attend the 2009 CW Network UpFront ad sales conference at in New York. Credit: Bryan Bedder / Getty Images