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Backstage with Jason Derulo, Leighton Meester at the Teen Choice Awards [video] [updated]

It wasn't exactly packed backstage at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, but a few winners did fight the urge to jump immediately into those black limos and chauffeured Escalades and hit the road. "Gossip Girl" actress Leighton Meester, soccer star David Beckham and singer Jason Derulo were some of the few who opted instead to pose next to their surfboard trophies and talk to the media.



"The energy from the fans was incredible," said Derulo, who had just finished a performance of his hit single "In My Head."

Kevin McHale at the Teen Choice Awards "The teens is like, my demographic, so it's always awesome."

Derulo, evidently, is keenly aware of his demographic. When asked what he'd do to celebrate his wins, he offered up this age-appropriate answer:

"I'm gonna have some apple cider and just kind of chill and relax," the 20-year-old said. "I already felt like a winner before I came here, so it's just like the cherry on the pie."

Other winners had less glamorous post-award-show plans. "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester -- who was voted best actress -- was headed straight to the airport to fly back to New York, where her CW show is currently filming. (Keep reading -- there's more video after the break.)

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Ed Westwick ain't Team Bella; he's not attracted to Kristen Stewart

Ed Westwick of Gossip GirlGood thing Kristen Stewart has both Edward and Jacob fawning over her -- she won't have to hold her breath waiting for Ed Westwick's call.

The "Gossip Girl" star made some comments at a recent Virgin Mobile event, declaring that Stewart and her starlet counterparts don't do it for him.

"I like the older ones, the ones around my age; the Kristen Stewarts of the world don't really do it for me," Westwick said to Popsugar about his celebrity crushes, which include taken ladies like Scarlett Johansson and Miranda Kerr.

"I'm a man with the eye on the older girl, I'm afraid," he said. 

Westwick, who plays bad boy Chuck Bass on the CW series, just ended a long courtship with costar Jessica Szohr

We doubt Stewart is bummed by his lack of affections. She's got her own heartthrob, no? 

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Umm ... Kristen Stewart, eat your heart out? Credit: WireImage

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Chace Crawford of 'Gossip Girl' arrested on marijuana charge in Texas

Chace crawford booking In a scenario more suited to the life of Chuck Bass than that of Nate Archibald, "Gossip Girl" actor Chace Crawford was arrested early Friday morning in Plano, Texas, on suspicion of possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.

Crawford_thumb Crawford was in a 2003 Nissan 350Z with a male friend outside Ringo's Pub in Plano when they were questioned by police, who searched them and the car. According to TMZ sources, "one unlit joint" was found. A police spokeswoman told the Dallas Morning News she could not confirm that detail.

(Click on the thumbnail to the right to see the police report.)

The actor, whom E! Online says was in the area visiting family and friends while "Gossip" is on hiatus, posted bail and is no longer in police custody. The misdemeanor charge carries a maximum sentence of 180 days in the pokey and a $2,000 fine.

Perhaps he was doing research for an upcoming bad-boy arc as character Nate?

Aside from his Upper East Side antics on the CW, Crawford played a drug dealer in the Sundance film "Twelve." Yeah, that one's too easy for us too.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Chace Crawford's Friday mug shot. Credit: Plano Police Department

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Chace Crawford drops out of 'Footloose' remake -- and don't call Kevin Bacon for help

Chace Chace Crawford has dropped out of a "Footloose" remake, possibly because of his "Gossip Girl" shooting schedule, Entertainment Weekly reports.

After losing first-pick Zac Efron and now Crawford, Paramount may launch a search for an unknown, EW sources say. Perhaps producers could ask Fox for the OK to hunt through any leftover "Glee" audition tapes and gamble that the person can dance.

Or maybe they should just put Kevin Bacon back in the role and call it a day? Wait, shoot, he's busy too, working with grownups like Steve Carell and Julianne Moore.

We assume that new director Craig Brewer, of "Hustle and Flow" fame, will have his own casting ideas.

And remind us -- "Footloose" needs to be remade because ... ?

Yeah, that's what we were thinking too.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Chace Crawford in Las Vegas on March 15, 2010. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press

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Super Bowl XLIV party report: Cameron Diaz, Chace Crawford, Michael Bay and the Black Eyed Peas

Fergie Superbowl2 It's doubtful that anyone partied as hard last night as the New Orleans Saints, celebrating their Super Bowl win. That doesn't mean a host of Hollywood stars didn't give them a run for their money all weekend.

Miami was overflowing with A-list talent, prepping for the big game at beachfront hot spots and private mansions alike.

Talent agency CAA invited an embarrassment of bold-face names to its Saturday bash at the W Hotel South Beach. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Cameron Diaz, Derek Jeter, Carrie Underwood, Chris Rock, Jessica Alba, Alex Rodriguez and Hilary Swank stopped by.

The sprawling Florida home of "Transformers" director Michael Bay was the site of the Giving Back Fund and Dewar's Signature's charity soiree the same night. "Gossip Girl" hunks Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick attended, as well as Westwick's main squeeze, Jessica Szohr, and mogul Russell Simmons

At the Hotel 944, Snoop Dogg partied in the penthouse after his performance, with Brent Bolthouse and race car driver Jimmie Johnson. The bash even got a visit from Captain Morgan and his scantily clad pirate gals, the Morganettes.

Coincidentally, the Black Eyed Peas had a tour stop in Miami the night before the big game. They celebrated their performance with tour sponsor Bacardi and Playboy magazine. Onstage, Josh Duhamel's bride Fergie encouraged the crowd to "do the fist pump," in honor of her fave guilty pleasure, "Jersey Shore."

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Star sightings: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Zac Efron and more

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Stars from Hollywood to Aspen to Miami are slowly waking up from their New Year's slumber, and the Ministry has eyes all over.

Keep tabs on a sushi-snacking Lady Gaga, pampering Katy Perry, adventure-craving Zac Efron and working mom Amy Poehler after the jump!

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Adam Lambert manages no controversy, mucho swag at Z100 Jingle Ball

Adam lambert duracell After a Band-Aid appearance on "The View," Adam Lambert appears to be slowly recovering from his AMA crotch-thrusting debacle.

Over the weekend, Glammy hit Z100's Jingle Ball, where he shook hands and scored holiday gifts at On 3 Production's H&M Artist Gift Lounge backstage at New York's Madison Square Garden.

In good spirits, Adam joked about his strict diet while grabbing a fistful of Nerds at the Wonka candy station, where he scored a Wonka purple card -- that bad boy entitles him to a year's worth of his favorite sweets. The crooner in the guyliner also scored a $500 H&M gift card and Moroccanoil hair products (which he said he keeps in his bag at all times in case of 'do emergencies).

Other stars scoring goods -- including Verizon's Google-powered gadget Droid, Spin Master Liv fashion dolls and Hasbro Family Game Night packs -- included singer Ke$ha, Justin Bieber, Jordin SparksKris Allen and "30 Rock" stars Katrina Bowden and Judah Friedlander, plus breakout pop singer Kristine Elezaj

More photos after the jump!

-- Matt Donnelly 

Photo: Adam Lambert hits the Duracell Power Rover bike, where his rock-star sweat and pedaling will contribute to powering Times Square's "2010" numerals when the ball drops on New Year's Eve. Credit: B. Ach / WireImage

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Exclusive video: 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee'


Blake(2) The Ministry has an exclusive clip from the movie "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," featuring Robin Wright Penn and Keanu Reeves.

The characters appear calm and in control, but that's sort of the premise: The "perfect life" can hide many dramatic, decadent and desperate lives that came before.

Any film that has someone's life unraveling will get the Ministry's attention. 

Especially if the "unravel-ee" is the lovely and talented Robin Wright Penn, who, according to the New York Times, "at 43 is so hauntingly beautiful that she has nothing to fear from anybody’s lens."

Blake Lively of "Gossip Girl" is also in the cast as a younger version of Pippa. The Dish Rag has an interview with her over at Zap2It.

We have the "Pippa" preview after the jump.

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VIDEO: Lady Gaga live in 2005 at NYU -- and inside dish on 'Gossip Girl' too

Lady Gaga Well isn't this just a mash-up of reality and theatricality? The folks over at the All Things Fangirl blog have exclusive video of Lady Gaga playing in a talent show at NYU in 2005. No uber-drama makeup, no costume, no flashy dance routine. Check out their exclusive video above.

That's the same Gaga who had a recent cameo on "Gossip Girl" -- and the Fangirl team has dissected the show's efforts bit by bit, checking for NYU authenticity. (Click that first result link to get to the Fangirl analysis.)

If you're a fan of "Gossip Girl" or NYU or just hearing what TV gets right and wrong, especially from people who've BTDT, you're going to want to check out Fangirl's stuff. It's funny -- and spicy -- even if you're not an NYU insider or a fan of the show. The breakdown of types of students alone is awesome.

Here's a lil' tasty taste:

A student from the Experimental Theater Wing (ETW for short) would be more likely to get naked and take drugs than someone from CAP (Collaborative Arts Project 21), who will be more likely to make you learn the whole soundtrack to Wicked so they had someone to sing with. Got the basic jist?

Just know that if you read down far enough in the blog post, you'll eventually get flipped off. Hey, it's for art's sake.

If you watch the future Lady Gaga's video through to the end, you'll get to hear what the judges think of then-Stefani Germanotta's performance. Haters might be surprised.

Maybe Gaga will take some notes from her own past before she plays for Queen Elizabeth II

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Who says a girl can't clean it up a little? Lady Gaga performed at the MOCA 30th anniversary gala Nov. 14 in Los Angeles. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

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File under: 'Gossip Girl' never happened at our high school


So "Gossip Girl," a.k.a. "The Show That Will Do Just About Anything With the Guys in the Locker Room," has a spicy "threesome" plot line planned for this Monday, we hear from the gang at E! Online. Britney Spears would be so proud.

But the Parents Television Council doesn't like that idea. No, the group doesn't like that idea at all.

Parents always wanna spoil the fun. Sigh.

-- Christie D'Zurilla


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