The official green light was a mere formality: Schwartz and Savage were off to the races.

He attended Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington, and was involved with the Seattle Children's Theatre.

He soon began doing voice-overs for children's radio stations.

During the 2008 United States presidential election, Badgley expressed his support for Barack Obama over John Mc Cain.

Badgley and Blake Lively appeared in a pro-Barack Obama commercial, as part of Move On's Youth Vote program.

On the tenth anniversary of the CW’s flagship series, Blake Lively had quit acting.

The blonde Tarzana, California, native—who, one imagines, leaves a trail of sunflower emojis and the scent of cupcake icing in her wake wherever she goes—had had enough.But ’s creators and show-runners, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, already had the beaches of Newport in their rearview mirror, with their sights on a next project.They had been sent Cecily von Ziegesar’s popular ] and its kind of crazy four-year run that we wanted to take and apply to something moving forward, and we were really excited about doing something in New York,” Schwartz said over lunch in Los Angeles this past winter.The commercial, directed by Doug Liman, aired during Gossip Girl on The CW, MTV, and Comedy Central. Dan and Serena may be known as the ultimate experiment in Upper East Side dating, but did you know that there was chemistry between these two off screen as well?A decade ago this fall, just as social media was fracturing pop culture into a million pieces, a pair of sophomore show-runners, a start-up network, and a cast of barely of-age millennials aligned to capture one last old-fashioned teenage zeitgeist.