Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick’s Jovial Gay Rumors

Maybe it’s because they act on a show about rampant rumor-mongering, but Gossip Girl hunks Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick don’t get too worked up about innuendo that they might be more than castmates.

“I just laugh [the rumors] off,” Westwick tells People magazine. “People who know me and Chace and the cast know that we are all great friends. And that’s the extent of it all. Those things that go around are just amusing to us, really.”

Sure, that’s the way it starts. You’re both laughing so hard that you start choking. So you give your pal a hearty slap on the back to help him catch his breath. Then you can’t help but notice how muscular his shoulders are, and give them an admiring squeeze. And he turns around to say, “Hey, WTF?” but your hand accidentally grazes his cheek. And then…

Well, anyway, there’s obviously nothing to these rumors, because Chace has declared his undying horniness for The HillsLauren Conrad.

But Leighton Meester and Blake Lively totally make out on the set between takes, right, guys?