Oh, Blake Lively, we're very happy you'll be lighting up the screen this summer in 'Green Lantern.' (Check out our review.)

Perhaps best known for her work as Serena Van Der Woodsen on TV's 'Gossip Girl,' the young Miss Lively recently made headlines for a very different reason -- the kind of thing publicists immediately deny. Funny how these things always seem to happen to actors right around the time they have movies opening ...

Anyway, Blake Lively is already one of Hollywood's hottest up-and-coming stars, and so far she hasn't been too shy in her young career. Which is very nice of her. Thank you, Blake.

Our Summer's Sexiest Women series continues below (see: Natalie Portman, Penelope Cruz, the lovely ladies of 'X-Men'), as we present to you a gallery of Blake Lively at her finest, plus a selection of her sexiest scenes -- including a famous photo shoot involving one particularly lucky ice cream cone. Enjoy ...


'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee':




'Elvis and Anabelle' (the good stuff starts at about 3:20):


Here is Blake's famous Rolling Stone cover shoot with her 'Gossip Girl' co-star Leighton Meester:


'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants':