Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester hopes to pull a Jennifer Lopez by releasing her first pop album this year.

“It’s a mixture of different types of music,” she tells me. “It’s vibey and sexy and really fun and upbeat. I just love it. It’s the best. It’s like ultimate karaoke.”

The 22-year-old actress is one step ahead in the rock star game — she’s already got a tattoo. It’s a beach scene on her wrist.

“This was years ago before Gossip Girl, and my best friend Jess Manaford wrote and directed me in a movie called Remember The Days,” she says. “She’s got a lucky star, so I was saying one day that I really wanted to have a tattoo. At the end of the movie, I was so excited that we were finishing and I was also really sad because it was the best movie experience I’ve ever had. We were in North Carolina — so close — made friends for life. We became so close so we got tattoos.”

She claims it “absolutely” did not hurt.

Wonder if she’ll get a matching tattoo with boyfriend Sebastian Stan?

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