Good thing Taylor Momsen is busy pursuing her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom with her band the Pretty Reckless, and works as the face of both Madonna’s Material Girl fashion line and John Galliano’s latest perfume campaign, because rumor has it she’s been put on hiatus from her day job as Jenny Humphrey on “Gossip Girl.”
Deadline Hollywood reports that the actress will be on an indefinite hiatus after next Monday’s episode, according to sources close to production. Momsen has only appeared in three episodes this season.
No official comment has been issued regarding the report, which says that Momsen will be absent from “Gossip Girl” for at least four episodes, including the show’s December 6 midseason finale.
“Project Runway” star Tim Gunn appeared in an episode with Momsen this season and blasted the actress for her diva-like behavior. “What a diva,” he told E! News. “She was pathetic, she couldn’t remember her lines, and she didn’t even have that many. I thought to myself, ’Why are we being held hostage by this brat?’ ”
This isn’t the first time that Momsen has temporarily left the show. Earlier this year, Momsen stepped away to pursue her music career.
At 17, Momsen’s behavior has become increasingly polarizing thanks to her skimpy clothing choices, reckless behavior and interviews in which she’s dissed fellow teen stars like Miley Cyrus and talked about her sex life.
Momsen recently blamed her parents for her behavior, saying, “Everyone’s like, ’Wow, why is she upset and why is she so miserable about things?’ My parents signed me up with Ford [modeling agency] at the age of 2. No 2-year-old wants to be working, but I had no choice. … My whole life, I was in and out of school. I didn’t have any friends. I was working constantly and I didn’t have a real life.”