Catfights are a-brewin' on the set of "Gossip Girl." But this time, it ain't the ladies who are clawing each other's eyes out. The show's men, Chace Crawford, Penn Badgley and Ed Westwick, are battling over screen time and general media attention. The problem? Audiences have gone gaga for Chace. The girls and the gays alike have brought the buzz his way, thanks to smoldering good looks and boyish charm. "Penn was supposed to be the show's break-out star and now it is obviously Chace, and Penn doesn't like it," said one insider. In last week's episode, Chace got no screen time at all while Penn was featured prominently. But jealousy still reared its head Monday night at the Met's Costume Institute ball. Both Penn and Chace walked the red carpet, but it was Chace who was mobbed - and (OMG) invited to George Clooney's after-party at Bungalow 8. To make matters worse, the king and queen of Hollywood, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, gushed all over him. "Tom and Katie went up to Chace to say how much they love him and the show. They didn't talk to any of the other cast members," our spy snitched. "Penn didn't get any love."
Shoot ... I know I'm jealous of Chace Crawford's dreaminess and I'm not even on the damn show. To be honest, I totally believe that the other guys are envious of his breakout star status on the show. Yes, Penn Badgley is a "main character" but Chace breezes in and out of scenes, lookin' practically perfect in every way ... he manages to steal the viewer's attention -- and he's not even trying to. I don't believe that Chace is an attention-hog ... he's just too purdy to not snatch up all the attention. Tho ... Penn should really look on the bright side -- you do not want to be on Tom's "gush list" ... ever! Hee hee ... isn't it great to know that guys can be just as bitchy jealous as the supposed "divas" can be? LOL! [Source]