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A new shoot with JustJared





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She looks gorgeous in the 4th pic!

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Oh, the photoshoot is out!

http://www.justjared.com/2012/05/24/...r-photo-shoot/

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She's so beautiful!

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Here's the full interview:

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Leighton Meester Photo Shoot - JustJared.com Exclusive!

Leighton Meester lounges by a pool in this exclusive new fashion photo shoot for JustJared.com held on Saturday (May 19) at a private residence in Encino, Calif.
The 26-year-old Gossip Girl actress and singer will be heading out on a five-city concert tour next week with the band Check in the Dark!
Leighton will be making stops in Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, San Francisco, and Anaheim. Make sure to pick up your tickets before they are gone. Click on each city to purchase tickets!
Just Jared talked with Leighton and some of the bandmates from Check in the Dark: Mike Frieman (vocals/ rhythm guitar), George Laird (lead guitar), and Eli Hludzik (drums). Unfortunately Etienne Franc (bass) wasnít able to make the shoot!
Click inside Leighton and Check in the DarkĎs full interviewÖ
LEIGHTON MEESTER Ė EXCLUSIVE JUSTJARED.COM INTERVIEW

JJ: How did all of you start working together?
LM: Well, they landed out of an alien spaceship into my yardÖ (laughs) Basically it started because my friend, their manager, lived with Mike and George. They had Check in the Dark, their band. I was always a big fan of theirs and had gone to see them perform and got up on stage and sang. Then I started writing music that was more in their style and started sending them my little voice memos about everything and then after that the rest is history. They started putting their magic onto all my songs, which were mostly just simple progressions, my lyrics, and melodies. Then George added lead guitar and Mike added beautiful harmonies and his lead guitar. Then Eli is like the glue that keeps everyone together. He keeps the beat and he also does the keyboard at times and he can play pretty much every instrument I can think of.
Etienne couldnít be here today, he doesnít live here, but he will be on tour with us. Heís really great. He brings so much soul vibe to the music. Itís a really well-rounded sound and itís exactly what I wanted. They really complement my style of music.
JJ: Whatís the chemistry like when youíre all in the studio recording?
Mike Freeman: We havenít done too much recording Ė mostly demos. The first demos we didÖ we were all in there together and this last set of demos has been kind of separated. George and I laid down guitar and vocals and then Leighton put vocals on and then a couple weeks later Eli would come on. But when weíve been there all together, itís been super painless, you know? And Iíve had some painful times in the studio. I guess itís organic.
JJ: Have you guys finished the album?
LM: We finished recording everything thatís going to make it onto the album, but we want to go back in probably within the next few months and record everything again. I feel like you just find different things when you record a demo and then go back to it. We have like 18 songs to work with so weíll probably only record like 10 or 11 of them for the actual album.
JJ: Are there any producers you guys want to work with?
LM: Not at the moment, but weíve been going from studio to studio. Weíll probably just end up doing it at my house.
MF: Weíre always talking about the album Raising Sand. That was like one of the first talks. Something like that. Some of our favorite albums over the past 10 years are people like are not doing much lately, that weíd like to maybe call and get them back into the mix of things. So if youíre reading this, please just call us. (laughs) Thatíd be great!
JJ: What would you say is the concept of the album?
LM: I donít think Iím going to say the name of the album yet. (laughs) Youíll hear first, I promise. Itís really just from the last two years of my life, like love and a lot of heartache, emotions, and having it all brim over. Some of it is just straight love songs, but itís a mixture of totally personal. We should call the album Regurgitation of Feelings (laughs). It started about two years ago, I was here and I performed with them and I had written this one song, ďJennyĒ, which will most likely be on the set. It just felt right to perform together and do my sound with their sound. It works good together. That was such an emotional experience, The Who performance, and then after that, George and Mike sent me an instructional video on how to play it on the guitar. From then on, I just started playing and after that everything that I wrote was on the guitar and sent over to them. Thatís just how it all got started.
I took a trip to Europe and I wrote a huge bulk of the songs that weíre doing on the tour. Since then weíve come up with a lot more stuff. But a huge portion of it is sort of driven from personal experiences both good and bad.
JJ: Is there a song that will definitely be on the album?
LM: There are a few. Thereís one called ďEntitledĒ. Thatís a perfect representation of what the whole album is about. Itís about the heartache and sadness and you know all of those feelings that come along with being in love helplessly, then moving on and knowing that youíre better and entitled to something more. That was sort of the before and after of just me as a person to be honest.
JJ: Are you ready to tour? Itís coming up soon!
MF: Iím just excited that our first is in Seattle because it was such a huge impact on me getting into music at all. So itís cool that weíre going to be hitting Seattle.
LM: Iíve never been to Seattle, Iím very excited!
GL: Weíre definitely going to change the set up a little bit. Every show is going to be a little bit different. Weíre not going to play the same show every time. Every city will have their own taste.
LM: Including cover songs that fit the cities well!
JJ: How are rehearsals going? Youíve done six or seven days?
LM: Yeah, seven days. So weíve been rehearsing for a week straight. Itís also like at my house and weíve been having BBQs and stuff. Itís been really great! It works perfectly; we usually rehearse in a little place in Burbank. Moving everything to my house has just made me feel so much more relaxed. Itís been good for me to be in my own environment. Itís a bigger spaceÖ
JJ: Do you guys have any music rituals?
LM: Weíve gone and had good vibe moments in my tepee. I have one in my backyard. So weíve gone in there and put good vibes and energy into the tour. I think it really does work. We just talk everything through and get really excited when we talk about the music. We bounce off of each other really well and nobodyís opinion isnít overheard.
MF: Itís fun to just arrange our music and bring us something new. Itís been cool to just get something bare bones and be like, ďWhat do we do with this to make it different than the other one?Ē So weíll take it and George and Iíll kind of dissect it and thatís always fun.
LM: Yeah, I recently got to see it because they videotaped one of their sessions without me. I sent them a song and they turned it into something so beautiful. It was really interesting because I hadnít seen that before.
JJ: Whatís going to motivate someone to buy your album or buy a ticket to see you on tour?
MF: Once we do this tour, thereís going to be more buzz. I think people are going to be surprised with how good itís going to be. Not to toot our own horn, but I think when people hear us at these shows theyíll be like, ďOh, sĖtÖThis is legit.Ē
Shahine Ezell (producer): If people really want to get to know Leighton, she puts all of herself into every lyric, every performance and itís different every time she sings every single song. So if you really want to know a person a little better and you want to get a better outlook on her and the band, just listen to the music on the album or see her live and youíll get a better view on that.
LM: Before, I was doing pop music and as much as I love that and am totally proud of it and think itís great, Iíve just moved on from it. I think at that time, to be honest, I was writing it not totally for myself. It was the idea that other people will be listening and Ďwill this be a hití type of thing? And with this music, thereís no judgment whatsoever. I donít judge a single lyric, I donít judge anything. Itís just how I feel coming out from the beginning to the end. Iím not ever worried and also not trying to move around anyone elseís music. Itís not like doing a beat on a computer. Itís just completely complementary toward my voice and how I feel. It just works.
GL: Itís just real. A lot of music, when you see it live, thereís program tracks and something else going on. This is all organic. Weíre all playing real instruments, thereís no track, no backing, anything. Itís real what youíre seeing. Itís just us playing. Leighton is playing the guitar and thereís no safety net. Thatís why every showís going to be different. Youíre not going to hear any backing beats or vocals.
LM: I also feel so grateful for these guys because itís such a good vibe. Iím sure even men can relate, but my songs are a lot about being a woman in every aspectÖin love or not in love or whatever. Iím glad they can relate to it and vibe with it.
MF: Thatís a cool dynamic, because while sheís grateful weíre doing this for her, weíre also extremely grateful. Sheís always thanking us and maybe we donít thank her enough Ė for having faith in us enough to let us try to do this with you and itís been so successful. But you first had to take the leap and be like, ďIím going to have these guys Öyou know you picked us.Ē
LM: We picked each other.
LM: Right. Itís worked out well.
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JJ: Whatís the vibe on the set of Gossip Girl like now that itís coming to an end? The last season!
LM: Well, we found out while we were on break, so Iím sure everyone has mixed feelings like I do. Itís bittersweet. Itís the end of a hugely important time in my life, but also itís good because I get to move on and grow and change. You wanna be able to move on. Itís of course sad, but I think the hardest thing is going to be leaving the crew and the cast and everybody that has become like a family to me.
JJ: Has your trailer become your second home?
LM: Oh, yeah. Well, thatís like in any job. Wherever you are you kind of gotta make home. I spend a lot of time in there. They let me redecorate my dressing room a couple years ago. We have a trailer thatís away and sometimes we are at Silvercup Stages in Long Island City, Queens. We have like little rooms and they let us decorate them. Mine looks like a little garden Ė there are flowers everywhere and green walls. Itís going to be sort of weird to leave it and know that Iíll never come back to that, but Iím sure that Iíll shoot something in Silvercup way sooner than I even think.
JJ: Do you have a favorite Gossip Girl moment?
LM: Thereís been a lot of good moments. I love when I get to do some funny stuff. I like it when Blairís over-the-top and ordering people around. I love working with those girlsÖthatís the best part.
I love working with [Zuzanna Szadkowski] who plays Dorota. Sheís amazing! Sheís just incredible. I saw her in Love, Loss and What I Wore. It was so good. She can just do everything. Sheís really intelligent and nothing like Dorota really. Sheís like super young and it just completely transforms her for that role.
Itís interesting. I like some of the dramatic moments, but I think that just the shock of reading something when something crazy is happening like when youíre like, ďThis person is now going to dateÖ.Ē And you donít really have a say in it, you just kind of have to go with it, which is kinda fun.
JJ: Do you know how Gossip Girl will end?
LM: I can tell you how I hope itíll all end, but I donít really have any say. I wonít know untilÖI think I wonít know until after I shoot. I think Blair and Chuck, that whole relationship, is probably going to keep going round and round. I like her with Dan, too. They have an interesting relationship. My real problem is that I love working with both of them and I have a connection to both of them. I have love and chemistry with both of them in completely different ways. Dan is more of an intellectual stimulating partner, where Chuck is more I guess a sexually stimulating partner. She plays her little mind games and they do weird sexy time games and itís kind of funny. So I donít know [who sheíll end up with].
JJ: Are there going to be any guest stars in the last season?
LM: I really hope that Liz Hurley comes back because I love and I love her son [Damian] who comes on set too. Heís just a little genius awesome kid.
The fact that Chuckís dad is alive is really weird. But I do love having him on set. It was like, ďOh, now youíre back!Ē Itís really cool to have him back. Maybe weíll just bring everybody back!
JJ: Whatís your favorite line that Blair has delivered?
LM: I do really distinctively remember her giving this whole speech. Sheís like, ďYaleís the only place I can go. I love the bulldogs, and remember when I wanted a bulldog?Ē and then it turns out sheís talking to Darota and the whole time you thought she was talking to her mom, which is kind of sad, but funny.
But yeah, thereís a lot of crazy stuff she says. Actually, they let me improv a little bit. Itís rare, but sometimes they do. We did a scene at some club and we were shooting and I had to walk through the crowd and people were in my ways so I had to be bitchy Blair to everybody as I was walking through the crowd and they were like, ĎOh, you can keep doing that.Ē I felt bad because it was nothing personal.
JJ: So how do you personally feel about Gossip Girl ending?
LM: Good, very good. Itís just crazy, you know? Itís a huge portion of your life.
JJ: Does it feel like graduation?
LM: It feels a little bit moreÖ yeah to some extent, yeah, sure. Itís just really going to be weird. Itís going to be weird in every way, especially that I donít have that to occupy my time.
JJ: Thanks so much for taking the time to do this photo shoot and interview!
LM: Thank YOU!
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And here are the pictures from the interview:



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PHOTO SHOOT CREDITS (PICTURES BELOW) óĖ

Picture #1 & #7: Viktor & Rolf dress, Van Cleef & Arpels collar necklace and floral ring, Soffer Ari band ring.
Picture #2: Carolina Herrera dress, Solange Azagury Partridge earrings.
Picture #3 & #6: Blumarine dress, Baccarat necklace.
Picture #4: Calvin Klein dress, Kimberly McDonald Ring
Picture #5: Monique Lhuillier Dress, Dannijo earrings, Kara Ross ring, Eric Rutberg shoes.
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I love all the pictures without her in dark dresses and dark makeup.

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The dark makeup and blumarine dress is my favorite

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In the Philippines for Penshoppe



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Lost in the excitement of the last scene of Season 5 was how incredibly beautiful Leighton looked at the casino!!




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I liked her hair and makeup, but that gown. Not at all. The colour is great on her, but not much else about it.

Has Leighton inked a deal with Penshoppe? If she has, I'm quite excited because Ed's campaign has never disappointed. So her's should be good too.

Everybody's excited about her Check in the Dark tour, but I'm more anxious that she makes some more movies.

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Her beauty was the only thing good about that scene for me Actually that could be said for the show as a whole.



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Lost in the excitement of the last scene of Season 5 was how incredibly beautiful Leighton looked at the casino!!



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I've always noticed her make up was impeccable during the last episodes shame about the episodes themselves.

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Ugh, I just got back from the Philippines a week ago! I can't believe that I missed her. I'm excited for her Penshoppe campaign pictures. I hope they're as good as Ed's were.

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With her new movie "That's My Boy" set to hit theaters on June 15th, Leighton Meester garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the June 2012 issue of Glamour Mexico magazine.
The 26-year-old actress looked picture perfect in a Sportymax dress for the Giampaolo Sgura shot front page while dishing about everything from Hollywood competition to her interests outside of acting.
Highlights from Miss Meester's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Glamour Mexico!
On whether there's much competition in her world:
”I will not lie, yes there is competition. My character on Gossip Girl is an example, always trying to manipulate and hurt people. Knowing that there are other realities is refreshing.”
On the last time she felt like a princess:
"I was recently in London with Vera Wang for the launch of a perfume and I felt so glamorous! She is so sophisticated, we met many magazines publishers and went to Harrod’s, everything really impressed me."
On if she has any beauty tips:
”I’m the worst at this (laughs). I always say less is more when it comes to make up and hair. but I do believe that if you are healthy you will always look better. Sure, I say this after having eaten a mac & cheese, but I try to take vitamins, eat vegetables and salads, fresh juices and do yoga.”
On what she does outside of acting:
"I love music, writing and being with my family. I love traveling. I travel a lot, but almost always for work. I am thrilled to get a vacation, all I want to do is eat, sleep and swim all the time with my family in Florida."

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