Time to say goodbye to some of Manhattan's elite: Gossip Girl's Jessica Szohr and Taylor Momsen will not be coming back as series regulars for the show's next season. This may not be the last time we ever see them — the actresses may be asked to come back as guests — but for all intents and purposes, Jenny and Vanessa's stories are done.
The news isn't a surprise; their characters have barely appeared this season and don't really have a place anymore. Vanessa has been slowly phased out while Jenny hasn't been in an episode for ages, but it still feels like the end of an era. Meanwhile, the writers are spicing things up by giving KayLee DeFer (aka Serena's cousin Charlie, who we're yet to see) a promotion as a regular next year. So let me know, Gossip Girl fans — are you going to miss Vanessa and Jenny, or are you ready to let them go?