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Penn Badgley's Got Balls

Penn Badgley's Got Balls

Gossip Girl hunk Penn Badgley grows a pair for the latest issue of GQ (the one with necktie naked Jennifer Aniston on the cover).

We learn that the 22-year-old actor was named after the Penn tennis balls his dad nervously squeezed during his mom’s first sonogram.

Penn also admits that playing Dan Humphrey is way too easy. He says, “I can do this role with my eyes closed and my arms behind my back. What I’m looking for now is something challenging… I always joke with the show’s creators, ‘Anytime you want me to do drugs or contemplate suicide, I’ll do it.’ ”

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38 Responses to “Penn Badgley's Got Balls”

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  1. 1
    caritoc3 Says:

    1 is he is hot!!!! love penn

  2. 2
    uhhh Says:

    not feeling so great about the picture you chose, or the one penn took :s

  3. 3
    Ceceily Says:

    So in other words he wished he’d got the Chuck role instead of Dan.

    I don’t think he has the edge that Ed does to pull of playing the motherchucker.

  4. 4
    holly Says:



  5. 5
    Angie Says:

    Ungrateful *******.

    He should follow his dreams and leave the show to do something challenging and fail at it.

    Dan off Gossip Girl would be the best thing that could happen to that show.

  6. 6
    T Says:

    Who cares about Ed he’s gay. Now Penn is a stud

  7. 7
    nunny Says:

    he’s smiling in this picture!!!
    whoo hes hot

  8. 8
    ryanna Says:

    i love the photo with the two tennis balls, he looks so cute!

  9. 9
    agatha Says:

    he is so hotttttttttttttt
    lucky blake!

  10. 10
    agatha Says:

    wowowowowo he is so damn hot…
    i want him

  11. 11
    jasmin Says:

    <3 test

  12. 12
    NativeNYker Says:

    Wow! sounds like someone kicking the horse gift in the mouth… Not exactly the ideal method to voice wanting to be challenged. LOL. He is YUMMY though…

    Rants, Thoughts & Merde

  13. 13
    buckley Says:

    please writers…let him commit suicide.
    yes he is a looker but as interesting as a slice of white bread.

    he does have leading man looks, but no talent

  14. 14
    PardyHardy Says:

    Wow. In the leather coat he looks wicked hot.

  15. 15
    T Says:

    Think my favorite is that pic. Plus the pie one. Hell I love them all.

  16. 16
    NOT A FAN Says:

    are you all freaking crazy??? He’s one ugly D lister not even worth mentioning! Drop off the GG and find something “challenging”.. yeah right!

  17. 17
    M Says:

    He is hot and has a right to be full of himself. With those cheekbones he’s not going anywhere. =P

  18. 18
    Paulina Says:

    he is such a cutie but his character on GG is so blah !
    and he isn`t the best actor either .. he is kinda boring .

    but like everyone else .. i still watch that trainwreck show .

  19. 19
    Chris Says:

    Best actor on the show…been of a fan of him since his Do Over days..he reminds me of a young Johnny Depp and like the person said above..Heath Ledger. I expect to see very good things from him once his Gossip Girl days are over.

  20. 20
    T Says:

    hot and yeah his character really doesn’t have much going on on the show

  21. 21
    shannon Says:

    This interview pretty much sums him up as a HUGE DOUCHE. I get that he wants to be “challenged,” but A) work with what you’re given and make it better before trying to move on to harder stuff, and B) don’t say that in a national magazine!

    It just makes him sound ungrateful and, yeah, jealous of Ed for getting to play Chuck. News flash, Penn: Ed made Chuck as popular as he is. You have yet to do that with Dan.

  22. 22
    Aly Says:


  23. 23
    Connie Says:

    Love all the pictures, except for the pie one. It’s kinda random. lol

  24. 24
    alli Says:

    hes not arrogant…hes confident. hes right…hes mastered the dan character and its so clear that he has potential to do much deeper roles too. he is going to go very far. great actor.

  25. 25
    sara Says:

    He is sooo cute and handsome in these pics :)

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