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Leighton Meester jumps into the music business a decade late
Anyone notice how busy the "Gossip Girl" cast is this upcoming offseason? Do they know something about the fate of the show no one else does? With Chace Crawford singing and dancing in "Footloose," Ed Westwick guest starring on "Californication," it's no surprise that Leighton Meester has found her own side project. Billboard reports Meester has signed a deal with Universal Republic to release her debut album this fall. Described as having an "electro-pop edge," Meester has already hit the studio with producers Polow Da Don (Usher, Fergie), Harvey Mason, Jr (Justin Timberlake, Pink) and Spencer Neezey.
Meester is also heading to the big screen with a cameo role in the comedy "Date Night" and a leading role in Screen Gem's thriller "The Roommate" on her upcoming work schedule.