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Chace Crawford: Founder of the Forelock Movement?

Chace Crawford Bangs
Remember when we wondered aloud whether the Times was trying to imply that there is something less than masculine about Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford Nate Archibald? Well, apparently he heard us, because when he went out on the town to do a similar article with Canada's National Post, he was careful to choose a bottle of Steam Whistle, a local brew. "This is a great beer," he told reporter Shinan Govani, who dutifully OMG-ed. "I love Canada." Naaaaate, don’t change who you are because of the pressures of the media! We love you just the way you are, you shrimp-and-avocado-salad eater, you. In fact, one of the things we love about you is your wispy haircut. Unlike Zac Efron's well-conditioned, floppy version, Nate's bangs have a dried-out, Aquanetted look that surely doesn't require obnoxious, ponylike head flicks to handle. Govani agrees with us, declaring in the National Post story that Crawford is the icon of the latest male-bangs movement. He says that he's given masculine dudes everywhere the confidence to get new, more fashion-forward dos. Now that's more like it. Let's all get behind Nate's heterosexuality, huh? Govani even has a new nickname for Nate: Mr. Man-Bangs! Hey, wait… Meet Mr. Man-Bangs [National Post] Earlier: Chace Crawford Sips Merlot, Is Reluctant to Meet Kate Hudson

Chace Crawford Sips Merlot, Is Reluctant to Meet Kate Hudson

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As you can imagine, we were delighted this weekend to see that the Times had done an "A Night Out With" column with Nate Archibald! And he was so Nate-y in it! He bumbled around, he was adorable, and he was a little insecure. Just like he is on TV in the Greatest Show of Our Time. But as we read the article a fifth time, we thought we noticed an undertone that we didn't much like in Katie Thomas's choice of descriptions. See if you note what we're talking about (we've bolded the key bits): • "After a 15-minute drive, during which he fiddled with the car’s controls and got a little lost, Mr. Crawford pulled up to a nine-acre estate." • "In the driveway, he fielded questions from a television reporter, who asked about his relationship with Carrie Underwood, an American Idol winner. 'You're under the assumption that we’re dating now,' Mr. Crawford said with a laugh." [Eds.: OMG! CALL JESSICA! OR CHRIS!]