blake lively penn badgley 'Gossip Girl' sweethearts Blake Lively and Penn Badgley go to box office warIt may not be all Xs and Os for “Gossip Girl” stars and off-screen sweethearts Blake Lively and Penn Badgley this weekend. The duo have dueling theatrical releases on September 17, with “The Town” and “Easy A.”

So which of these clearly different movies stands the strongest chance of earning the most bucks, thereby giving its respective star bragging rights? Let’s see how they stack up.

]]>Ben Affleck) — like a CW version of Amy Ryan in “Gone Baby Gone.” “Easy A” is definitely friendlier to the “Gossip Girl” fanbase. (Think smart teen fare, a la “Mean Girls.”) Lonely Boy plays romantic lead to Olive (Emma Stone), a girl who has gets a reputation for pretending to take her classmates’ virginities. Unlike his girlfriend, Penn’s role isn’t much of a stretch from his “GG” persona. Both movies have earned early critical praise, but only one can emerge victorious. So where will you be spending your money?

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