Badgley's currently on hiatus from that CW soap, as if you couldn't tell by his bushy beard. "I'm probably going to shave it in about a week, but now it’s just a chance to try it out," he confessed. "I've never really had the opportunity to grow one." Why not? "Because of work. And I know everybody hates it." With Gossip Girl about to enter its final season, Badgley will soon have the opportunity to become as hirsute as he wants to be, and it looks like he's preparing to put his character to rest: When we mentioned the dunk tank at the party and asked him whom he'd dunk if given the opportunity, Badgley didn't need much time to think. "Dan Humphrey," he said. Is he a little sick of his Gossip Girl leading man? "It's a gentle release with him."
Also from Us Weekly: With Gossip Girl ending its six season run this fall, Badgley -- who's still going strong with Zoe Kravitz, 23 -- is eager to pursue more film projects. "It'll be bittersweet. I'm sure we all want to go on to. . . not bigger things, but different things," he told Us. "It will be a complicated feeling of ambivalence."