"Gossip Girl" is going through a major cast change with the elimination of Taylor Momsen and Jessica Szohr. The actresses, who portray Jenny Humphrey and Vanessa Abrams respectively, have been downgraded from regulars to recurring. They would appear in the upcoming season on a guest star basis.
Momsen's departure is inevitable for she is shifting her focus to singing for The Pretty Reckless. She was only in four episodes through the first half of season four before taking an indefinite hiatus. It's still unclear how they would explain Jenny's absence. As for Vanessa's, the character recently said she wanted to study abroad.
Meanwhile, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Chace Crawford, Penn Badgley and Ed Westwick are retained as regulars this fall. To fill in the gap, Kaylee DeFer who plays Charlie has been promoted to regular actor.
"Gossip Girl" is one episode away from wrapping up the fourth season. Next week in "The Wrong Goodbye", Georgina Sparks turns up at the Constance Alumni event and Blair must make a choice between the men in her life.