Gossip Girl filming halts over racist comments by snappers

Production on Gossip Girl was halted on Wednesday after a fight broke out between an on-set security guard and a photographer.

Blake Lively was shooting a scene in Midtown Manhattan with William Baldwin when a group of snappers gathered around the set. Tensions grew between the bodyguards and photographers as the snappers refused to step back so as to not ruin the filming.

Cameras halted filming when one photographer hurled a racist comment toward a security guard for the show, sparking violence. The offending photographer was left after the scuffle with a bruised forehead.

An eyewitness said, “The paparazzi were persistently ignoring the security and production staff, and the scene erupted. I clearly saw an exchange of verbal and physical blows.”

Police were called, but no charges have been filed.

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