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Lily van der Woodsen Could Die!

1/14/2009 4:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Serena's mom on "Gossip Girl" could face an untimely death unless a judge lets her fly.

Kelly Rutheford (Lily van der Woodsen) has a big problem. We've learned she went to court last week and pleaded with the judge in her divorce case to let her go to NYC with her two-year-old, Hermes. The judge shut Kelly down, telling her he'll take the issue up a week from today.

Kelly's going through a mega-nasty divorce with her hubby of 2+ years, Daniel Giersch.

Now here's the problemo. Sources on "Gossip Girl" tell us Kelly is supposed to be in New York to shoot by January 27. If the judge shuts her down next week that's not going to happen. Producers could deal with a small delay and shoot her out of sequence, but if the delay is longer they could just shoot her -- as in her character.

Kelly is pregnant with their second kid. Giersch doesn't want Hermes to travel to NYC because he claims Kelly works insane hours and gets totally stressed out when she's shooting.


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anne lynn    

at least then the "young couple" sarina and dan could stay together...

2106 days ago


These people should not be allowed to have children. Nasty divorce after only 2 years and pregnant to boot. Steralize them

2106 days ago


Patrick McGoohan, the Emmy-winning actor who created and starred in cult classic TV show The Prisoner, has died. He was 80 years of age. His film producer son-in-law Cleve Landsberg made the announcement.

His death came after a short illness but the much-lauded actor has left a memorable legacy. He won two Emmys for his work on Columbo, the hit detective drama which starred Peter Falk. More recently, he appeared as King Edward Longshanks in the 1995 Mel Gibson film Braveheart. However, he remains best known as the title character Number Six in the surreal 1960s British series The Prisoner. Born in New York, Patrick McGoohan was raised in Ireland and England. He trod the boards but his first real brush with fame came courtesy of Danger Man, a 1960s Brit spy series. The work he did in The Prisoner, his next big TV project, stayed with him for the rest of his life. It was this show that brought us the iconic phrase: "I am not a number! I am a free man!"

First airing on ITV between 1967 and 1968, The Prisoner is viewed by many critics as one of the most radical, thought-provoking dramas in the history of television. Slick and intelligent, the 17-episode series explores numerous themes: from democracy and freedom, conformity and rebellion to the nature of the individual and revolution. Widely regarded as a political commentary which is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago, The Prisoner continues to fascinate. ITV are even remaking it with The Passion Of The Christ's Jim Caviezel in McGoohan's role and Ian McKellen as Number Two, the Chief Administer of The Village.

At the time of his death, Patrick McGoohan was mostly retired and living in Los Angeles with his wife of 57 years, Joan Drummond McGoohan. In our gallery below, we pay tribute to the show that made his name.

2105 days ago

bsb fan    

Actually, Lily Van der Woodsen, married Chuck's dad, so she's Lily Bass on the show now.... but Mr. Bass died...

yeah... I hope things turn out well for her, I like her on the show! It would be sad to see her go...

I hope something works out!

2105 days ago

Who Caresss!!!    

This HAS got to be the most boring divorce case on TMZ!!! Slow news day?

2105 days ago


Talk about control over a woman's body! He doesn't want her to work!!??

2105 days ago


Kelly deserves everything she gets, trust. Karma's a bitch (and so is she).

2105 days ago

my 3 cents    


2105 days ago


It's good to finally see a father winning a divorce case... He daughter shouldn't be with a woman as self-centered..

2105 days ago


I hope she takes him to the cleaners..

2105 days ago


These two children need to grow up and realize they are parents, God knows how the kids are going to turn out with these two people as parents. I smell problems..................

2105 days ago


I hope they clean up their divorce for the sake of their children. He sounds like a MAN SCORNED. She isn't on GG that much that would require her to be gone 20hrs a day for several days. There are several eps that she isn't even in or maybe only 2-3 scenes in the eps she is in. She is NOT a main character. I do not think they will kill her off. I am sure they will work it out. I enjoy Kelly Rutherford as Lily VDW Bass. Hope they do work out their issues and stop bashing each other publicly.

2105 days ago


I think it's disgusting that she is being punished for being a working mother. She can't possibly leave her child behind because then he will claim abandonment and get full custody. She's been placed in an impossible situation and it's not right.

2105 days ago


her crap-ass "husband" is obviously her real stress. Most women don't divorce while pregnant unless they're really dealing with a jerk, and further stressing her out is this court thing he's jerking her around with.

2104 days ago


If lily dies atleaste Serena and Dan can be together
they are way cuter ov a couple than Rufus and Lily.

2098 days ago
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