Friday, May 27, 2011

'Gossip Girl' star Ed Westwick rumored to visit PHL soon


MANILA, Philippines – Twitterverse is going gaga over rumors that “Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick will visit the country soon.

Popular blogger Cecile van Straten (a.k.a. Chuvaness) dropped hints on Twitter last May 26, which many believe refer to Westwick, who plays Chuck Bass in the hit US drama series.

“confeermed! guess who's coming to town?” she posted, along with a link of a close-up photo of a male individual’s eyes which bear a striking resemblance to the 23-year-old British actor.

Many apparently placed their guesses on the celebrity’s true identity. Chuvaness, meanwhile, narrowed it a bit for her followers, saying, “Dear, it's not Chace Crawford. Kung si Chace Crawford siraan na ng buhay to. at least hindi si Penn Badgeley (?)” pertaining to Westwick’s co-actors on “Gossip Girl.”

She added, “hindi nga si Nate (Crawford) at lalong hindi si Robert Pattinson (‘Twilight’ star) xoxo!”

Meanwhile, a post by Chuvaness’ fellow blogger and lifestyle columnist Grace Velasco (a.k.a. Divasoria) on her blog site on May 27 apparently provided more clues, which also seemed to point to Westwick. It also included a photo similar to what Chuvaness has posted.

“A young star of what can be considered the ‘greatest show of our generation’ will grace our shores very soon to do a TOP SECRET project. Your guess is as good as mine. *wink*,” her blog post read.

She likewise added popular lines from “GG” at the end of her entry: “You know you love me” and “xoxo.”

Divasoria also posted a link of her entry on her Twitter on Friday, which read: “GOOD MORNING, UPPER EASTSIDERS! exciting news :)" “Upper Eastsiders” happens to be the collective term for the lead characters of “Gossip Girl,” as the show is set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York.

There is no confirmed date yet of Westwick’s purported Philippine visit. But if proliferating tweets on late Friday morning are to be believed, Westwick’s visit will have something to do with him being the newest endorser of local clothing brand Penshoppe.

Interestingly, “Chuck Bass” ranked seventh on Twitter's local top trending topics also on Friday. "Penshoppe" likewise entered the list at 10th spot.

source http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/320132/gossip-girl-star-ed-westwick-rumored-visit-phl-soon

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