Add Hilary Duff to the growing list of those addicted to Gossip Girl.
She especially loves Ed Westwick's not-so-admired Chuck Bass.
"I don't know why, because he's so bad and terrible," Duff said last night at Kitson's Stand Up to Cancer shopping benefit. "He is so sad that I feel bad for him."
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Duff is currently developing her own prime-time half-hour comedy for NBC. "It's exciting. I've been meeting with writers," the former Disney child star said. "I'm ready to get back on TV."
Also at the benefit was Mandy Moore, who told me she's putting final touches on a new album with collaborator and singer-songwriter Mike Viola.
"We're trying to do a '70s Southern California/Laurel Canyon vibe," she said.
Naming Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Joni Mitchell as influences, Moore joked about sounding so, well, hippieish: "We're gonna do a coffeehouse tour."