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Chace Crawford on Returning to TV After Gossip Girl: 'I Wouldn't Take Those Years Back for Anything'

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Chace Crawford on Returning to TV After Gossip Girl: 'I Wouldn't Take Those Years Back for Anything'

Originally posted 08/29/2015 04:15PM

Almost three years after Gossip Girl signed off with a final "xoxo," Chace Crawford is returning to prime time with ABC's new show Blood and Oil as one half of an ambitious, working-class couple hoping to strike gold in a North Dakota boomtown – and he's pretty excited not to be playing a prep schooler.

"It was a great situation, and I get to play a completely different character than the one I portrayed for 6 years," Crawford told PEOPLE. "I wouldn't take those years back for anything."

Still, "It's nice to be able to play something that's closer to home for me," he added, joking, "And to not have to shave my face off every day."

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Children in a Fortress: Inside Details on Kelly Rutherford's Kids' Lives in Monaco

Children in a Fortress: Inside Details on Kelly Rutherford's Kids' Lives in Monaco

Originally posted 08/20/2015 02:45PM

Three years have passed since a judge ordered Kelly Rutherford's children to move to Monaco with their father, German businessman Daniel Giersch, but Hermes, 8, and Helena, 6, are still adjusting to life outside the United States.

"They're beautiful children," a former teacher at their exclusive school tells PEOPLE. "They look like Gap kids, but they blend in here, too. They're both reserved."

When it comes to their education, no expense is spared: "It's a very exclusive," adds a 41-year-old mother whose children attended the same school. "Kids come from all over the world and it follows a British curriculum. Some kids speak as many as five languages so school can be challenging for them. It's good academically but very elite."

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Kelly Rutherford Reveals Details of Her 'Emotional' Reunion with Her Kids

Kelly Rutherford Reveals Details of Her 'Emotional' Reunion with Her Kids

Originally posted 07/06/2015 02:30PM

Kelly Rutherford has shared the pain of separation from her children, and now she's opening up about the joy of reuniting with them. She even got to experience a milestone with her 6-year-old daughter Helena on Sunday.

"Helena learned to ride her bike in the park yesterday, so it was really exciting," the actress said on The View Monday. "It's incredible, it's emotional. We're all a little jet-lagged – but happy."

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Jessica Szohr: I Thought Chuck Bass was Gossip Girl! | Jessica Szohr

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Jessica Szohr on Her New Show Complications and Why She Thought Chuck Was Gossip Girl

Originally posted 06/06/2015 09:45AM

Just like Penn Badgley, Jessica Szohr didn't expect Brooklyn outsider Dan Humphrey to end up being Gossip Girl's anonymous blogger.

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Penn Badgley Say Dan Humphrey Being Gossip Girl 'Doesn't Make Sense At All'

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Penn Badgley on His Music and Why Dan Being Gossip Girl 'Doesn't Make Sense'

Originally posted 05/14/2015 12:30PM

Spotted: Lonely Boy admitting that the twist at the end of Gossip Girl wasn't exactly logical.

PEOPLE caught up with Penn Badgley on Wednesday night at the De Nolet presented by Ketel One Vodka event in New York City, where he performed with his band, MOTHXR, as guests sipped on Ketel One cocktails including the 1691, Chamakay, the Brooklyn Easy and Not for Nuthin'.

We asked the question that's been nagging fans of the glitzy teen drama ever since it went off the air in 2012: How could Dan Humphrey have been the anonymous blogger torturing everybody's favorite Upper East Siders for six seasons?

"It doesn't make sense at all. It wouldn't have made sense for anybody. Gossip Girl doesn't make sense!" he said, laughing.

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Which Gossip Girl Stars Does Taylor Momsen Still Keep in Touch With? | Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen on Touring the World, Why Her Dad's Her 'Biggest Fan' – and Whom She's in Touch with from Gossip Girl

Originally posted 05/06/2015 01:00PM

While many might still remember her as Little Jenny Humphrey from the beloved CW teen soap Gossip Girl or, perhaps, Cindy Lou Who from the live-action The Grinch reboot in 2000, Taylor Momsen made a major career change in 2007, starting the hard rock band The Pretty Reckless.

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Inside Kelly Rutherford's 6-Year Custody Battle: Why Her Kids Can't Come Home

Inside Kelly Rutherford's 6-Year Custody Battle: Why Her Kids Can't Come Home

Originally posted 04/16/2015 05:40PM

Kelly Rutherford's two children they live an ocean apart from her, with a father who she says has told her they won't set foot on American soil again.

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FIRST LOOK: Jessica Szohr Saves Lives and Kicks Butt in New Show Complications

Originally posted 03/31/2015 03:25PM

Jessica Szohr is a long way from the steps of the Met.

Okay, her Gossip Girl character Vanessa wasn't exactly cruising with Blair (Leighton Meester) and Serena (Blake Lively)'s prep school clique, but her upcoming role as a vigilante nurse is a huge departure from playing a Brooklyn hipster.

Hot on the heels of her CW costars Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick landing ABC pilots, Szohr, 30, is heading back to the small screen in USA's drama Complications – and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look at the show, set to air this summer.

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Chace Crawford Returns to TV: Relive 5 of His Hottest Gossip Girl Moments

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Chace Crawford Returns to TV: Relive 5 of His Hottest Gossip Girl Moments

Originally posted 03/11/2015 05:40PM

Spotted: Chace Crawford ready to return to TV.

The Gossip Girl actor has been cast as the lead in ABC's pilot Boom, PEOPLE has confirmed.

This is his first leading role on the small screen since the soapy CW show ended in 2012, though Crawford, 29, guested as a WASP-y Yale student on Glee last season (typecasting, much?).

In honor of the sexy star's comeback, we're taking a trip down memory lane with Nate Archibald, the brooding lax bro he played on Gossip Girl. Here are Crawford's hottest moments as the prince of the Upper East Side. (And yes, he's shirtless in most of them. Xoxo, Gossip Girl.)

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Awesome TV Bedrooms We Wish We'd Grown Up In

Awesome TV Bedrooms We Wish We'd Grown Up In

Originally posted 10/06/2014 05:00PM

Look back at the memorable spaces from Full House, Gossip Girl and more

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