Chace and Lauren: Hollywood’s Next Power Couple?

Crawford and Conrad, sitting in a tree/ getting free pub-li-ci-ty!

In Touch Weekly reports that Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford has the hots for The HillsLauren Conrad—and that Lauren totally likes him back! OMG, OMG, OMFG!

“He flat-out told her she was sexy, and she giggled a lot!” a Crawford buddy says of a recent encounter between the two. “Chace said she’s the nicest out of all the Hills girls.”

Meanwhile, a Hills insider confirms the feeling’s mutual. “L.C. thinks Chace is supercute. She would definitely consider going on a date with him!”

Hmmm, used to be kids passed notes to each other reading, “Do you like me? Check yes or no.” Such matters are handled by the national press these days.

Wonder what sort of fee In Touch gets for playing matchmaker? An exclusive on every development in their budding relationship?

Nah, that sort of thing never, ever happens.