By Margaret Lyons
Updated November 23, 2010 at 03:07 PM EST

Taylor Momsen will be on “indefinite hiatus” from Gossip Girl after next week’s episode, according to Deadline. Momsen has appeared in only three of this season’s first nine episodes and is not in at least four more upcoming installments. Momsen’s character Jenny Humphrey has been exiled from the show’s Upper East Side enclave and is staying with her mother in Hudson.

A source close to the series says Momsen’s absence is strictly a creative decision, and that the actress is contracted through the show’s seventh season.