'Diva' Momsen on Hiatus From Gossip Girl

Too hot to handle?

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 24, 2010 4:51 AM CST

(Newser) – The actress dissed by fatherly Tim Gunn as a "diva" and a "brat" is going on a hiatus from Gossip Girl. "Goth Barbie" Taylor Momsen, 17, will be a no-show for 4 episodes beginning next month, reports Deadline Hollywood. She may be out for "creative reasons" connected to the plot. Or program producers may be growing weary of the kvetching teen's raunchy mouth and hyper-provocative performances (kind of like Gossip Girl) with her rock band Pretty Reckless. Gunn, who played "Jenny's" mentor in a recent episode called Momsen "pathetic." She "couldn't remember her lines, and she didn't even have that many," he said. "I thought to myself, 'Why are we being held hostage by this brat?'"

Taylor Momsen performs in Pretty Reckless in Chelmsford, England.
Taylor Momsen performs in Pretty Reckless in Chelmsford, England.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Performer Taylor Momsen arrives for the MTV European Music Awards in Madrid early this month.
Performer Taylor Momsen arrives for the MTV European Music Awards in Madrid early this month.   (AP Photo/Dave Fisher)
Actress Taylor Momsen attends a special screening of 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' in New York last week.
Actress Taylor Momsen attends a special screening of 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' in New York last week.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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