Sunday, October 12, 2008

Chace Crawford !!!!

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Being the steamiest – and arguably the prettiest – star on The CW's guilty pleasure, Gossip Girl, Chace Crawford has already put his heartthrob stamp on the world of pop culture from American Idol – ahem, Carrie Underwood – to Perez Hilton, who can't stop ogling him! While cracking the books at Pepperdine University, Texas-bred Crawford tried his hand at acting. In 2006, he got his first big break in The Covenant – one of those scary movies with beautiful people. But he didn't gain fame until playing preppy hunk Nate Archibald on Gossip Girl, where he created sexual tension between himself and costars Blake Lively and Leighton Meester. With fame came romance, as Crawford played coy about his relationship with country music's Carrie Underwood. In 2008, after Underwood confirmed their split, Crawford – with his Gossip Girl costars – landed on PEOPLE's Most Beautiful List.


Chace's University Days
Crawford, the son of a dermatologist, works as a model while attending Trinity Christian Academy. After graduation in 2003, he heads west to Malibu's Pepperdine University. "Everyone else knew what they wanted to do," Crawford tells Teen Vogue in 2007. "But not me – I was the lone wolf." He eventually tries his hand at auditioning for commercials.

September 04
The Covenant
Crawford lands his first major role in the supernatural thriller, The Covenant (right). He plays one of the four males leads, which includes the equally gorgeous Taylor Kitsch of NBC's Friday Night Lights. The film opens at No. 1, grossing more than $23 million.

September 19
Gossip Girl: Being Nate Archibald
Crawford dons prep school blazers and khakis to play conflicted hunk Nate Archibald in Gossip Girl, The CW's adaptation of the juicy novels by Cecily von Ziegesar. The teen drama follows a group of rich New York City Upper East Siders. "I'm proud to be part of a show that's kind of redefining what it means to be a hit show with today's younger generation that is very media-savvy," Crawford (pictured with onscreen girlfriend Leighton Meester) tells the Los Angeles Times. The series costars Blake Lively (Serena), Penn Badgley (Dan), Ed Westwick (Chuck) and Taylor Momsen (Jenny).

A Coy Connection: Chace & Carrie
Crawford, 22, is spotted out on the town in New York City with country music sensation and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (right), 24, but the singer downplays the relationship. In April 2008, Underwood confirms a split: "We've parted ways. I actually haven't spoken to him in over a month." PEOPLE reports that sources say Underwood broke Crawford's heart, but he was the one who decided it wasn't meant to be.


Gossip Boys Cover Out!
With Gossip Girl costars Ed Westwick (left) and Penn Badgley (right), Crawford appears on gay and lesbian lifestyle magazine Out. The magazine calls the show a "cultural phenomenon whose early adopters weren't actually teenage girls but rather gay men trapped in arrested development or seeking to vicariously prolong their youth." Later that month, former 'N Sync star JC Chasez dismisses online speculation that he and Crawford are more than friends as a lie and "outright stupid."

April 28
Gossip Girl Cast Covers New York!
The cast of Gossip Girl strips down for a tantalizing cover of New York magazine, which calls the teen soap, "the most awesomely awesome show ever." Of the coverage about his relationship with Underwood, Crawford tells the magazine, "I wasn’t ready for all that craziness. I didn’t realize what that was going to entail." That week, the entire cast also lands on PEOPLE's Most Beautiful List.

Crawford Spills the Details
The boys of Gossip Girl put their smoldering good looks to use on the November cover of Details. With the success of GG, whose second season earns its highest ratings yet with 3.7 million viewers, Crawford discusses becoming a target of the rumor mill. "Model turned actor, dime a dozen, eye candy, doesn’t know what he’s doing…and Perez Hilton says I have 'gayface,'" says Crawford. "So on top of everything else, I have to overcome gayface."

1) After making it big on Gossip Girl, Chace Crawford ended his life online. "I had to take them down after a while," he told the New York Times of cancelling his Facebook and MySpace accounts.
2)Chace Crawford's Gossip Girl costar Penn Badgley, who plays Dan Humphrey, originally wanted to play Crawford's character, Nate Archibald. "Eventually they found Chace, and once I saw him I was like, 'Nah, I'm not that guy. I definitely can't do that,'" Badgley tells the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
3)Chace Crawford shares an apartment in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood with Gossip Girl costar Ed Westwick, who plays his best friend on the show.
4)Chace Crawford's younger sister is Candice Crawford, title holder of Miss Missouri USA 2008.
5)Chace Crawford's first Valentine was his first girlfriend in the sixth grade. "I gave her a mix tape," he told PEOPLE.

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