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April 20, 2010

Chuck Bass makes it into Forbes

Finally Chuck Bass gets recognized for something other than drinking and Thai prostitutes: His money!

Gossip Girl's young heir and entrepreneur was admitted to the Forbes Fictional 15, the 15 wealthiest characters in the imaginary realm. Other make-believe heavy-hitters include Scrooge McDuck, Tony Stark, Lucille Bluth and Carlisle Cullen.

Check out the link to see who the rest of Chuck's competition is. We're betting he'll come up with a nefarious plan to dispatch each of them in a glorious rash of Bass-brand ruthlessness.

Or he'll just hire some more hookers.

February 10, 2010

CW Fans: Defend the Hotness Honor of Your Fave Stars!

It's been a while since we've had a knock-down, drag-out fight to the death over the hottitude of our favorite CW stars. Fortunately*, the drought is over -- and you have two opportunities to vote for your preferred people in bracket competitions!

The fine folks at KWGN in Denver are hosting a Battle of the CW Hotties as we speak. Right now, the Women's bracket is up, but you can still vote in the Men's bracket as well. The second phase of the Men's competition launches Friday, and the second round of Women's matches goes up on Tuesday, February 18 -- so get voting!

Then there's an all networks battle to the death over at the South Florida Sun Sentinel, where CW stars are going up against the juggernauts from the other four broadcast networks. The Bad Boys division (which includes Chuck Bass, Dean Winchester and Damon Salvatore -- and Dean and Chuck are currently losing) is already off the front page, but you can still vote. Keep checking this page throughout the next month to support your fave stars!

* We know, we know -- there are those among you who sneer at such things, who protest that we should focus on the content of the shows and the nuances of the acting rather than the exterior facade of the people who bring our favorite characters to life. And we like to think we do that here... but that doesn't stop us from being able to celebrate the aesthetic pleasures these folks bring to bear. Are we shallow? Maybe. But we are having fun!

August 19, 2008

Gossip Girl Hamptons Party: Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick

We've got more from the Gossip Girl Hamptons party! In this clip, Leighton Meester discusses broken hearts and how far Blair will go to get revenge on Chuck for standing her up at the airport:


Then Ed Westwick talks love, personal journeys, and Chuck's evolution:


There's more to come from the rest of the cast!

July 9, 2008

Gossip Girl News Roundup: Ed Westwick, Fashion Designer? Plus, Pics, and Fashion Scoop

Gossip Girl continues to generate serious Internet buzz as the stars get started filming season two. Some of the best:

*Some interesting scoop from Fashionista.com this morning -- the site reports that Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick is in talks to develop his own fashion line. We're already wondering what it might look like -- would it be Chuck-inspired? If so, based on what we've seen so far out of the Hamptons set pics, we can expect lots of shorts, bow ties, and loafers (and perhaps a shark sweater or two?). But if the line is based on Ed's personal style, watch out -- the man can really dress. Check out this pic of Ed celebrating his 21st birthday at TAO Las Vegas a few weeks ago for proof!

Ed's 21st birthday

*EW.com has a hot sneak preview pic of Blair and Chuck. Are they reconciling? Fighting? Scheming? It's impossible to tell, but we're loving the intense gleam in Chuck's eyes.

*People.com's Gossip Girl Guide to Summer features the cast frolicking in the Hamptons. There's a pic of Nate canoodling with his controversial cougar love interest (but you can't see her face), as well as Serena and Dan on the beach, Jenny hugging a puppy, and more!

*The New York Times reports on how Gossip Girl's adventurous style is impacting fashion and inspiring designers to whip up prep-school-inspired pieces for fall.

June 27, 2008

Happy Birthday, Ed Westwick!

We've made no secret of our love for Chuck Bass/Ed Westwick on this blog, so we're thrilled to wish him a very happy 21st birthday today! Recent pics taken in the Hamptons like this one make it look like Ed's having a good time:

Over the past year, Ed's made us major Chuck fans. Can you imagine anyone else playing Chuck? We adore his smarmy-but-sexy ways, his rule-breaking fashion sense, and his one-liners ("I'm Chuck Bass"). He started out as a witness to the Blair/Serena/Nate triangle... until he fell for Blair, and we saw his vulnerable side thanks to Ed's talented acting.

Chuck might not always have a great relationship with his dad, but in real life, Ed's a family guy -- check out People's adorable shot of him with his parents. He's got a lot going on these days -- gigs with his band, The Filthy Youth, shoots in the Hamptons, and hanging out with pal, castmate, and roommate Chace Crawford in NYC.

Turning 21 is probably somewhat anticlimactic for Ed, since the drinking age in the UK is much younger, but he still has plenty of reasons to have a drink. We hope he has a great birthday celebration tonight with friends and family -- maybe he'll celebrate with his Gossip Girl castmates!

Post your birthday wishes for Ed here, and if you want more, read our exclusive Q & A with Ed!

June 19, 2008

CW Stars Up for Multiple Teen Choice Nominations

Eonline reports that Gossip Girl received a whopping 14 Teen Choice nominations, including Best Drama, Best Breakout Show, and Choice TV Actor/Actress.

It's true that GG is everywhere on the list of nominations. All three female leads (Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Taylor Momsen) are up for Best Breakout Female Star, and we were especially excited to see Ed Westwick's Chuck Bass nominated for Choice TV Villain along with Smallville's Michael Rosenbaum. But One Tree Hill also earned its fair share of nominations, including Choice TV Drama, Hilarie Burton and Sophia Bush for Choice TV Actress and Chad Michael Murray for Choice TV Actor. Our complaint: where are James Lafferty and Bethany Joy Galeotti? They deserve some noms, too!

Other shows represented include America's Next Top Model (Cycle 10 winner Whitney is up for Choice TV Female Reality Star, Tyra is up for Choice TV Personality, and the show itself is in the running for Choice TV: Reality Beauty and Makeover), Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (for Reality Music Competition), and Smallville (Choice TV Show Action/Adventure, Choice TV Actor/Actress Action/Adventure for Tom Welling and Kristin Kreuk). Even Beauty and The Geek made the list with a nomination for Choice TV: Reality Beauty & Makeover.

Notably absent from the list: Supernatural and Reaper. And what about Everybody Hates Chris, Aliens in America, Girlfriends, and The Game? We think these shows were seriously overlooked -- do you agree?

Let us know what you think of the nominations in the comments!

January 10, 2008

Exclusive Q & A With Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick

It was just a normal weekday at CW Source Central -- until Ed Westwick called us from his home in London for a chat (yes, we have a great gig). In this Q & A session, Ed talks about Chuck's surprising actions in last night's episode, how it's been adjusting to New York life, and what might happen if Blair and Chuck ever actually got together long-term.

CW Source: First things first -- let's talk about how Chuck acted in last night's episode! He was so cold to Blair in that scene at the bar when he shot her down. When he was pursuing Blair, he seemed sweeter, but now he’s acting like the old evil Chuck from the pilot. Has he regressed? Or is he hurting inside because he didn’t get what he wanted? Or a little of both?

Ed Westwick: Up to that point he’s caught up in that infatuation – that blindness that they can get together. He’s oblivious to the fact that she’s his best friend's girlfriend. When he has the falling out with Nate, it’s kind of like, "Shit, this is my best friend; we’ve been best friends since childhood, and we’ve let a girl get between us." One of the things Chuck holds dear is that women are possessions. They should never come between good friends. That’s what he’s let happen. In that scene he’s not blaming himself; he’s kind of blaming her. Enough is enough. "I’m done with you; I was foolish to take it as far as I did." We saw this vulnerable side, but I think he was lying to himself that it could all go smoothly. In that last scene, he went back to what he does best.

CW Source: In last night's episode, it looks like Nate wants nothing to do with Chuck… and Chuck wants nothing to do with Blair. Who’s going to make up Chuck’s new social circle? Are we going to see more of Chuck as a loner?

Continue reading "Exclusive Q & A With Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick" »

November 9, 2007

Exclusive: Q & A With Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick

Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick stopped by New York's CW 11 for a fun Q & A session. Check out the interview -- they talk about what movies inspired them to act (we think Ed must be joking), their own love triangle experiences (or lack thereof), TV shows they love, and more.



MORE: Check out another interview with Ed Westwick!

October 16, 2007

Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick Charms Us

In real life, Ed Westwick couldn't be more different from his role on Gossip Girl as sleazy womanizer Chuck. For one thing, he's British! Plus, he's a musician and in a serious relationship. Chuck may not have won us over yet, but we're definitely big fans of Ed. Check it out and tell us what you think!



MORE: Interested in hearing some of Ed's band's music? Listen to a song at The Filthy Youth's MySpace page!