Lively closed the site in the fall of 2015, stating that the launch was premature and that she would bring the site back at a later date.
Its young and beautiful cast became nearly ubiquitous on celebrity magazine covers and websites.
The fashion-forward show, and Lively's character in particular, also had enormous influence over style trends.
"After a few weeks," Lively remembers, "they said they would have to put me in mentally disabled classes because I wasn't up to pace with the rest of the kids.
They thought that I was slow because all I wanted to do was sleep while the other kids were doing their projects." After getting that early, if perhaps ill-advised, jump on her primary education, Lively attended a staggering 13 different schools by the time she graduated from grade school.
Lively is the youngest of five children, and all four of her older siblings are also actors. A., they say, ' Yeah, but you don't count,' I guess because of the Southern values I was raised with, and the way I eat—the more sugary and cheesy and fried, the better." Lively began the first grade when she was only three years old.