Lively starred in “The Town” and “Green Lantern” while in-between seasons of “Gossip Girl.”
Blake Lively has left CAA, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
The actress, who continues to be repped by Management 360 and Jackoway Tyerman, will take meetings as she hunts for a new agency. Her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, is repped by WME.
Lively is best known as the star of CW’s cult hit Gossip Girl, in which she played Serena van der Woodsen for six seasons beginning in 2007. She also made inroads into movies, earning rave reviews for her work in The Town, holding her own opposite Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Hall.
Lively also appeared in Green Lantern opposite Reynolds, as well as last summer’s Savages, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Taylor Kitsch.
Among her upcoming movies is Adaline, a Lakeshore/Sidney Kimmel Entertainment drama currently in preproduction and being eyed for a spring 2014 shoot.
Lively came to CAA in 2007 after being repped by Gersh.
Blake Lively’s father, Ernie Lively, who suffered a massive heart attack in 2003, will now have more energy to chase after his grandkids following a groundbreaking heart procedure on Nov. 7.
“My youngest daughter is newly married and wants a big family,” says Lively, 66, about Blake, 26, and son-in-law Ryan Reynolds, 37. “She says she wants 30 kids. I said, ‘Why don’t you start with one?’”
Lively, a veteran actor who lives in Heber City, Utah, with wife Elaine, also 66, previously had only half of a functioning heart and had trouble walking up a flight of stairs.
After Lively connected with Dr. Amit Patel, a professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery earlier this year, he became the first known patient to undergo retrograde gene therapy for the heart – injecting a patient’s own stem cells in the heart to repair damaged muscle and arteries.
“I woke up the other morning and told my wife, ‘I haven’t felt this good in years,’” said Lively, who has four other children, in comments released by the University of Utah Health Care.
“I moved to Utah because of the snow, but I haven’t been able to ski,” Lively added. “I literally didn’t have the heart to do it. Now, I’m excited about living the rest of my life instead of sitting around. Dr. Patel saved my life.”
Last month E! News broke the story that Blake Lively was named L’Oreal Paris spokesmodel. Now the beauty brand gives us a glimpse of what happened before that big announcement.
Nope, it’s not a photo shoot (though we know that happened too), instead the former Gossip Girl actress spent a day at the brand’s lab in Paris. There she met the creative minds that develop all the makeup and skin care that the French company is famous for.
The star tested out mascara brushes—all the while flashing her humongous diamond engagement ring from now-husband Ryan Reynolds—and even discovered just how they get lipstick into those tubes.
During her visit she describes the inventors as “world leaders,” and says going behind the scenes is “a dream come true.”
She also explains why she decided to become the face of the brand: “Everyone knows ‘L’Oreal Paris: Because you’re worth it’,” she explains. “And it doesn’t mean that beauty is the center of your life, it means confidence is the center of your life.”
To see the full visit, in which Blake somehow makes a lab coat look chic, watch the video at the source.
Blake Lively can add one more item to her resumé: inspirational White House speaker.
First Lady Michelle Obama invited the Gossip Girl actress to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Friday to speak to a gathered group of high school students interested to learn more about careers in film.
Lively, 26, joined Whoopi Goldberg, Naomie Harris, Harvey Weinstein and others to shed light on the realities of working in the film industry.
According to US News & World Report, Lively’s insights stood out when she frankly revealed that her high school did not let her walk at graduation because she missed too many days of school to film her breakout role in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
“They didn’t let me do that because they wanted to shut me down,” she told the students, per US News, which also reported that years later the school asked the star to speak at graduation. She said no.
Lively, who wed Ryan Reynolds last year also told the students that despite her showbiz roots, her first goal was to attend an Ivy League college.
“It was the only thing I knew I didn’t want to do,” she said of a career in Hollywood. “I wanted to get a great education.”
Lively, who was class president and a cheerleader, admitted she has yet to achieve that dream.
“If I could, I would go back and I would go to college,” she said.
But things obviously worked out for Lively, particularly after she landed the lead on Gossip Girl.
“I thought I tricked them,” she said of getting the part. “I was excited to get free food on set.”
As if being married to Sexiest Man Alive Ryan Reynolds weren’t enough, Blake Lively insists that she doesn’t have to suffer for her fabulous figure.
When asked if she follows a fitness routine, Lively said, “None!”
“I’m lucky to have an active lifestyle,” she says to Vogue Paris. “I’m always on the go. I don’t need to have a [trainer] or pay attention to what I eat. I can’t start my day without a cup of hot milk chocolate or finish without crunching a few dark chocolate squares. It’s good for my morale.”
But any lack of calorie counting certainly isn’t hurting her career. L’Oreal Paris recently announced that Lively will be their new global spokesperson and will appear in ads for cosmetics, hair care and hair color.
I added the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants feature from last week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly as well as Elle France which features Blake in their latest issue:
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