Has raccoon-eyed, Goth girl Taylor Momsen finally gone too far?
The once cute-as-a-button child star — who pitched Shake n’ Bake on TV at age 3 — has apparently been benched from the edgy teen drama ‘Gossip Girl.’
Deadline.com says Momsen – who also fronts a band called The Pretty Reckless — will disappear for at least four episodes beginning with the December 6 midseason finale.
She’s played Jenny Humphrey, younger sister of Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) since the CW soap premiered in 2007 – but has only been seen in three episodes this season.
“She only does [the show] for the money,” a source tells UsMagazine.com “She works hard on ‘Gossip Girl’ but doesn’t care about the plot or the other cast members. She treats it like a 9-5. No emotional investment.”
Momsen, 17, has been doing just about everything she can to get under her bosses skin lately: She posed half naked on the cover of Revolver magazine last month, gave an interview critiquing celebrity sex tapes and flashed her breasts to the crowd during an October concert in New York City.
The rebellious star even managed to piss off fashion guru Tim Gunn.
“What a diva!” he told E! News after guest-starring on a recent episode.. “She was pathetic, she couldn’t remember her lines, and she didn’t even have that many. I thought to myself ‘why are we all being held hostage by this brat?”
Gunn said he considered having a sit down with the troubled teen, who allegedly has trouble remembering her lines.
“I’d say, ‘You know young lady, there are hundreds of thousands of girls who are just as attractive and even smarter than you. Why are you acting like this show is a huge burden on you?’ She was on her phone during every break, I wanted to tell her, ‘If you weren’t on your BlackBerry, you can retain this stuff.’ ”
What do you think about Momsen’s behavior?