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There's seemingly more gossip off the set of Gossip Girl than on the set of this hit CW series.

Most of it centers around Blake Lively and Penn Badgley. Is this on-screen couple also dating away from the show?

Blake Lively: Marie Claire Cover

"Everybody always tries to dig into your personal life or create things that aren't there.. It's silly," Lively told People last night, denying the romantic rumors. "Any male friend is obviously a 'romance alert' [for the media], but I've always been friends with boys my whole life. "

So, how does the beauty deal with tabloid reports?

"[I] just try not to listen to what people say," Blake said. "At least for me it's important â€" because I'm so close with my family and my friends â€" to keep core people around me that know the truth about everything."

As for co-star Chace Crawford? He's definitely doing American Idol winner Carrie Underwood.

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The Hollywood Gossip staff is proud to bring you Tale of the Tape, in which we break down prospective matchups within the celebrity world you probably never considered. Because they are pointless, and above all, not real.

Today's showdown features a trio of namesakes - each of which was an unknown before bursting onto the Hollywood gossip scene (for varying reasons) this year.

That's right, it's a battle of the Blakes - American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis, Amy Winehouse's husband Blake Fielder-Civil, and Gossip Girl star Blake Lively! The gloves are off, ladies and gentlemen - let the battle begin!

1. BIRTHPLACE

Blake Lewis: Redmond, Washington
Blake Lively: Burbank, California
Blake Fielder-Civil: London, England
Edge: Lively

2. GENDER

Blake Lewis: Male
Blake Lively: Female
Blake Fielder-Civil: Male
Edge: Lively

3. DISTINGUISHING FEATURE

Blake Lewis: Baby face, earrings
Blake Lively: Long, blonde hair
Blake Fielder-Civil: Track marks
Edge: Fielder-Civil

4. NOTABLE TALENT

Blake Lewis: Beatboxing
Blake Lively: Acting
Blake Fielder-Civil: Witness tampering
Edge: Fielder-Civil

5. EARLY WORK

Blake Lewis: Joined a cappella group KickShaw after high school in 1998; went solo beatboxing under the name B Shorty in 2002
Blake Lively: Starred in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Blake Fielder-Civil: Was a record company assistant
Edge: Lewis

6. LOOKING FORWARD TO

Blake Lewis: Big sales of debut album
Blake Lively: Her 21st birthday
Blake Fielder-Civil: 36 months in jail
Edge: Fielder-Civil

7. FAN CLUB NAME

Blake Lewis: Blaker Girls
Blake Lively: Blake Lively Fan Club
Blake Fielder-Civil: Come on
Edge: Lewis

8. CHIEF RIVAL

Blake Lewis: Jordin Sparks
Blake Lively: Blair Waldorf
Blake Fielder-Civil: Sobriety
Edge: Lively

9. HARSHEST CRITICS

Blake Lewis: Simon Cowell
Blake Lively: Lily van der Woodsen
Blake Fielder-Civil: Amy Winehouse's parents
Edge: Lewis

10. LITTLE KNOWN FACT

Blake Lewis: Makes a cameo in Jordin Sparks' "Tattoo" music video
Blake Lively: Bart Johnson, who plays Troy's (Zac Efron) dad in High School Musical, is married to Blake's sister, Robyn Lively!
Blake Fielder-Civil: Parents' names are Giles and Georgette
Edge: Lively

THE VERDICT: It was a lengthy matchup - and luckily, the lovely Lively wins it with four points, narrowly edging her male Blake competitors with three each. For whatever it's worth, however, Fielder-Civil is the only Blake we've seen naked ...

Blake Fielder-Civil Naked

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We know she's lovely, and now it appears Blake Lively is lucky as well. And by that, we mean she's on the cover of the January 2008 issue of Lucky magazine!

The 20-year-old star of the new hit show Gossip Girl talks about her style icons - Audrey Hepburn, Kate Moss and Sienna Miller - and how she aspires to look both "urban chic" and classically sophisticated on and off the set of the CW series.

Blake Lively Wet

Lucky cover girl Blake Lively makes Gossip Girl a Wednesday must-see.

The native of Southern California also talks about her favorite musical influences - such as the late, great Ray Charles "for when I want to feel mellow, and Justin Timberlake or Britney Spears when I want something more funky."

Follow this link to continue reading more about Blake Lively ...

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The always cute cast of Gossip Girl made the trip out to Long Island City, Queens, on Friday to shoot a series of holiday ads for the Gap. Check 'em out ...

Blake Lively Elle Photo

Above: Chace Crawford (Nate) and Blake Lively (Serena) looking as terrific as ever. We can certainly see what Carrie Underwood sees in Chace Crawford!

Below: The lovely Leighton Meester (Blair), who may be the cutest girl on Earth. Or at least tied with Friday Night Lights look-alike Minka Kelly for that honor. What we would've give to receive that under the tree this year.

Blake, Chace, Leighton and the rest of their Gossip Girl cohorts return for an all-new episode this Wednesday on The CW. We're counting down the days.

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The beautiful Blake Lively of Gossip Girl fame looks simply heavenly in a yellow gown at the Seventh on Sale dinner gala in New York City Thursday.

Seventh on Sale is the world's largest sample sale, in which dozens of big-name fashion brands have donated thousands of items to be sold through December 7, and 100 percent of the money raised in the process goes to services and housing for those living with HIV and AIDS. It's nice to see Blake Lively support a good cause.

Blake Lively, Red Hair

And looking wonderful. See below.

Blake Lively and her Gossip Girl mates are on hiatus this week due to the holiday, but return with an all-new episode Wednesday, November 28.

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Hot, young actress alert - times two!

In the photos below, Blake Lively and Leighton Meester were spotted in New York filming scenes for a Christmas episode of the new CW hit, Gossip Girl...

Blake Lively, Leonardo DiCaprio Pic

The lovely and stylish Blake Lively, 20, was seen wearing a red suede coat, a gray sweater, metallic gloves and a plaid tie as she enjoyed a candy cane (left).

Meanwhile, Minka Kelly look-alike Leighton Meester, 21, wore a navy school girl uniform with matching red accessories â€" patent leather tote, bow belt and ribbon hair band. Those prep school uniforms are ... something else.

These two young beauties together - along with an entertaining, funny show that doesn't take itself too seriously - make Gossip Girl a weekly must-see!

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As Blake Lively continues to make a name for herself on The CW hit Gossip Girl, it seemed like a good time to help fans get to know this actress a bit more.

Here are a few fun facts about the star, courtesy of People magazine:

Blake Lively in Elle

1. Lively told In Style that her Gossip Girl character (Serena van der Woodsen) wore a $12,000 John Galliano jacket and a $10,000 Chanel coat for her first day of school.

2. She was the only actual teenager in 2005's The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants with America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel and Amber Tamblyn.

3. Regarding her actor brothers, Blake said: "They set me up on some auditions and after a very short amount of time I got The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," thanking them for assisting with her career.

4. At L.A.'s Burbank High School, Lively was senior class president, a cheerleader, and a member of the championship choir.

5. Her father Ernie played her onscreen dad in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Of her showbiz family she told the Boston Herald, "I think it's great that they're all in it. I grew up on sets. They're very helpful and understanding."

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Yes, Chace Crawford has definitely seen Carrie Underwood nude by now.

But that's not the only exciting news emanating from the cast of Gossip Girl.

Blake Lively at Gossip Girl Party

Another star of The CW show, Blake Lively, appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly earlier in the week.

Seen here, she took time to sign autographs outside studio, before spending most of her segment discussing her unique shows with Kelly Ripa, who insisted on trying one on.

Blake Lively is a popular new star. But will she go the way of sweet Hayden Panettiere or dirty Lindsay Lohan?

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On The CW series Gossip Girl, popularity is the name of the game for Serena van der Woodsen.

But for the actress who plays her, Blake Lively, it takes a little more getting used to.

Blake Lively: Marie Claire Cover

"It is a crazy and completely insane business," Blake Lively says of her new celebrity status in CosmoGIRL!

"I'll go to an event wearing some designer gown and tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry that was lent to me for the night, and I'll walk around and meet people who I always thought were such a big deal."

Despite being a stunner herself and starring on a new hit show, the 20-year-old Lively insists that she isn't overly starstruck.

"Stars really are like anyone else," the Gossip Girl star says. "At the end of the day, Brad Pitt poops - as handsome as he may be - and so does Angelina Jolie. I'm still baffled by how odd this job is."

Well put, Blake. Lively tries to keep it in perspective, and refuses to condemn other young actresses who have had difficulty in that regard.

"I think people who bash girls in Hollywood who are struggling with addiction or going into rehab aren't being totally fair; it's not solely their fault," she says.

"When you don't have someone to model yourself after, you're eventually going to make mistakes. There's no one there to tell them what's right or wrong, who's a positive example and who isn't."

THG NOTE: Sounds like an indictment of Lynne Spears to us!

Even as she gets used to the glitz of the entertainment business, Blake Lively still remembers the goggle-eyed young fan she used to be.

"As a kid, I had a crush on Leonardo DiCaprio and, my gosh, Justin Timberlake," she says. "They were the two I can really think of just being in love with."

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Britney Spears is getting around these days.

Recently, she's been spotted hanging out with ex-lover J.R. Rotem. We assume they were talking about wheelbarrows and such.

Stripped Down

The train wreck of a human being was also seen this week strutting down New York City sidewalks with Gossip Girl star Blake Lively.

Despite sharing a love for small dogs with Britney, Lively does not look pleased with her pal. Maybe it's the huge sunglasses. Or the low-cut dress. Or the fact that Spears is staring straight ahead, almost as though Blake isn't even there.

She's treating the actress like she's Sean Preston or Jayden James. That would piss us off, too...