Emma Roberts "Clearly Smitten" With Chace Crawford at Oscar Bash

Celebrity News Feb. 28, 2011 AT 10:11AM
Emma Roberts "Clearly Smitten" With Chace Crawford at Oscar Bash Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for EJAF

New couple alert?

Hollywood's biggest awards were being handed out on the Oscar telecast, but Emma Roberts and Chace Crawford seemed a lot more interested in each other.

At the Elton John AIDS Foundations Academy Award Viewing party in West Hollywood Sunday night, the Scream 4 actress, 20, and the Gossip Girl star, 25, kept sneaking smoke breaks together, a witness tells UsMagazine.com.

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On three separate occasions, the Twelve costars stepped outside to share cigarettes and chat one on one. Around 9 p.m., the pair seemed to forget the other A-list guests entirely and reentered the Pacific Design Center holding hands. Once inside, they immediately separated. See more photos from the Vanity Fair Oscars bash.

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But even mingling inside, the duo couldn't hide their attraction. When Roberts chatted with Glee's Jenna Uskowtiz at the bar, she kept a constant eye on Crawford, and it wasn't long before she was back at his side, laughing. At one point she gave him a quick pat on the back. 

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"Emma is clearly smitten with Chace," says the witness. "They weren't making out, but you could tell they had a definite chemistry and were into one another."

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