Stop The Presses: Leighton Meester Cut Her Hair [PHOTOS]

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Leighton Meester showed off a new hair do last night (October 25th) that people went bananas over.  Meester attended a Flaunt Magazine dinner, held in her honor at Ink in West Hollywood, and it’s apparently a big deal that she cut her hair.

“My long, wavy hair got a lot of mileage, so it was time for a change,” Blair Bear, who enlisted Gossip Girl hairstylst Lizzie Reilly to do the honors, told Just Jared (via Us Weekly).  “I hop out of the shower, and it takes five minutes to dry!” 

Page Six reports that Meester has officially packed her bags for the west coast now that GG filming has wrapped.  Co-star Michelle Trachtenberg hosted a farewell dinner for her friend at Lexington Brass last Saturday in Midtown Manhattan.  The group then headed to the show’s wrap party at the New York Palace (how fitting).

Gossip Girl will pull an O.C. and end December 10th after six seasons.