Desktop Girl of the Week: Blake Lively

After a three-month, one-day long hiatus, "Gossip Girl" is finally coming back to the airwaves next Monday, so what better time to spotlight the star of the show, Blake Lively?

The 22-year-old actress began acting 11 years ago, but her first major role came in 2005's "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" (and yes, I've seen it. Don't make fun of me, it's got a significant hottie ratio). She also appeared in the 2006 movie "Accepted" alongside Apple endorser Justin Long, though honestly I didn't even see that movie until well after "Gossip Girl" started airing.

Obviously, "Gossip Girl" has been Lively's biggest role to date, though she's never been my favorite hottie on the show (that role technically falls to Kristen Bell, the voice of Gossip Girl, though among actual on-screen regulars, Leighton Meester takes the cake). At times she's even ranked behind recurring stars Michelle Trachtenberg and Hilary Duff. That doesn't mean she's not hot -- she's definitely hot -- just that she's not AS hot as some of the other people on the show.

I've yet to be able to find definitive evidence that Lively got breast implants, but comparing scenes from this year to past years of "Gossip Girl", there's noticeable growth (and no, I haven't creepily researched this topic intensely, it's just something I casually noticed this season).

As always with DGOW, I’ll provide a widescreen (1680x1050) image for downloading. If you want to see past DGOW, then just check the archive album.