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FIRST LOOK: Chace Crawford in Leona Lewis's New Video!

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FIRST LOOK: Chace Crawford in Leona Lewis's New Video!

Originally posted 01/09/2009 08:05PM

Chace Crawford has a new leading lady – but Gossip Girl fans shouldn't worry.

The actor, 23, stars opposite British singer Leona Lewis in the video for her new ballad, "I Will Be," which will premiere the week of Jan. 12.

The clip was shot in New York City on Dec. 18 in the middle of absolutely bone-chilling weather.

Lewis – who is up for three Grammys, including Record of the Year – asked Crawford to appear in the video after the two hit it off in London last year.

"He has speaking lines in the video as well as just appearing in it," a source told PEOPLE.

Lewis is re-releasing her debut album as Spirit – The Deluxe Edition on Feb. 3.

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Chace Crawford Pairs Up with Leona Lewis | Chace Crawford, Leona Lewis

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Chace Crawford Pairs Up with Leona Lewis

Originally posted 12/20/2008 11:00AM

Chace Crawford is adding another role to his resumé – the Gossip Girl heartthrob will star in singer Leona Lewis's video for her next single, "I Will Be," which was filmed Thursday in New York City.

"He has speaking lines in the video as well as just appearing in it," a source tells PEOPLE, adding enthusiastically, "It will be the most anticipated video in January."

So how did the seemingly unlikely pair – both are 23, though she was born in London and he, in Texas – come together?

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Coldplay & Leona Lewis Top iTunes Sellers | Chris Martin, Leona Lewis

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Coldplay & Leona Lewis Top iTunes Sellers

Originally posted 12/02/2008 09:05AM

It's the British Invasion: Take Two!

Coldplay's Viva la Vida was the best-selling album on iTunes for 2008, the music downloading service has announced. The album featuring frontman Chris Martin (a.k.a. Mr. Gwyneth Paltrow) has sold more than 2 million copies since being released in June – and has sold more than 500,000 digitally, the Associated Press reports.

Another Brit, Leona Lewis, claimed the year's top-selling single with her addictively catchy hit "Bleeding Love."

According to iTunes, she edged out Coldplay's title track (which came in at No. 2), followed by Flo Rida's "Low," Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" and Rihanna's "Disturbia."

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Leona Lewis Vows, 'I Want To Adopt' | Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis Vows, 'I Want To Adopt'

Originally posted 11/03/2008 10:00AM

Leona Lewis had an unexpected reaction to visiting South Africa earlier this year: the desire to adopt children.

"I wanted to take home all the kids. They were so cute. All of them had been orphaned because of HIV and it was heart-rending," the Bleeding Love singer, 23, tells Britain's Daily Mirror. "There are so many who need help – both here and abroad – you just don't know where to start."

Lewis, the Simon Cowell protégé who performed at the closing finale to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, says her upbringing would make her an ideal mom for troubled children.

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VIDEO: Leona Lewis Performs 'Stripped' Version of Her Hit Single

Originally posted 10/06/2008 08:40AM


This Brit's got soul!

Arguably the biggest British import since Ab Fab, singer Leona Lewis, 23, performed a soulful rendition of her hit, "Better In Time," for Clear Channel's Stripped series – and PEOPLE has the first look!

The X-Factor winner and Simon Cowell protégé, who was the first British female to top the U.S. charts in over 20 years with her single, "Bleeding Love," is heating up the scene with "Better In Time," which is currently No. 18 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.

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Jesse McCartney Is All Grown Up

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Jesse McCartney Is All Grown Up

Originally posted 07/04/2008 11:20AM

Jesse McCartney is barely out of his teens, but the Dream Street alum is diving headfirst into adulthood with a racy new R&B album and a collaboration with British pop star Leona Lewis.

"I certainly knew there was going to be some shock value," the 21-year-old told the Associated Press. "Musically, I definitely took a risk; I took a chance. I wanted to do something new. But it was also something that I knew I was comfortable with, and so I'm really happy"

And if raising eyebrows makes him happy, then he must be ecstatic over the first video single from his new album, "Departure." The well-received video, for "Leavin'," shows a lot of skin from both him and a bed-romping model.

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Leona Lewis: 'The Truth Keeps My Head Straight' | Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis: 'The Truth Keeps My Head Straight'

Originally posted 06/16/2008 09:55AM

British pop star Leona Lewis is neither a diva nor a train wreck – and she owes it all to her family and friends.

"I have the advantage of a great support structure," the singer tells Parade magazine in its June 15 issue. "I get honest opinions from my family and friends. They aren't always telling me what I want to hear, but the truth helps keep my head straight."

It's the kind of straight talk that's kept Lewis grounded and contributed to her squeaky clean image – unlike that of fellow Brit singer Amy Winehouse, who is in constant rotation in the tabloids for her behavior.

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Leona Lewis: 'I Don't Wear Little Miniskirts' | Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis: 'I Don't Wear Little Miniskirts'

Originally posted 06/02/2008 06:00PM

Just call her the anti-Amy Winehouse. "Bleeding Love" singer Leona Lewis is enjoying the perks of her fame – just don't expect to see her in the tabloids for raucous behavior. In a new interview with Blender, the British pop star says she's fine with her squeaky clean image. "I don't wear little miniskirts and low cut tops," she says in the July issue. "If you want to show your bits off, it's up to you." Lewis, 23, tells the magazine she shies away from parties, too, preferring to stay home and watch a movie or play the video game Grand Theft Auto, though she says, "it's a bit violent."

Lewis also steers clear of alcohol because, well, she doesn't like the taste. "When I was 18, I had a few glasses of Alcopop – they're bubblegummy drinks with a bit of alcohol – and it was gross," she says. "I've tasted champagne, which is gross. And I tasted wine, which I don't like."

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Leona Lewis Shows Off Ring – But Still 'Not Engaged' | Leona Lewis

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Leona Lewis Shows Off Ring – But Still 'Not Engaged'

Originally posted 05/27/2008 02:00PM

Ignore the rumors: singer Leona Lewis is not getting married!

"Leona is definitely not engaged," her rep tells PEOPLE.

Britain's tabloids started the gossip when they printed pictures of Lewis wearing a diamond-free band on her wedding finger as she exited London's Crystal nightclub on Saturday.

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