Is Zoe Kravitz stepping out on Michael Fassbender… with Penn Badgley?


As I mentioned in my homoerotic fan-fiction about the meeting of Clive Owen and Michael Fassbender last week, Fassie is in London, likely working on Prometheus, and attending parties solo. At last week’s Armani party, he was even photographed flirting with some chicas – you can see photos here, at PopSugar. I wondered aloud if Michael and Zoe Kravitz were over, considering Fassie seems to be acting like a single guy. Zoe and Michael got together while they were filming X-Men: First Class, and they debuted as a couple in Michael’s Vogue UK profile, and then refused to stand next to each other during all of the press for the film. Right around the film’s release, there were candids of the two of them, which disturbed my theory that they were over before the premiere. But now I’m back to thinking that they’re done. You see, while Michael is in London, flirting with randoms, Zoe is in NYC, “sharing a cab” with Penn Badgley. Penn. Friggin’. Badgely.

Penn Badgley and Zoe Kravitz seemed to be more than friends at the “Friends With Benefits” party Monday night. They arrived separately at the Standard Hotel for the Cinema Society bash, but “Gossip Girl” star Badgley later wandered over to Lenny Kravitz’s daughter. The two seemed casual at the Axe-sponsored bash attended by the stars of the film — about friends who decide to have sex without emotional ties — Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis and Emma Stone, as well as Kirsten Dunst, Liv Tyler and Anna Faris. But we spotted Penn and Zoe hop into a taxi together at about 1:30 a.m. His rep said, “They just shared a cab.”

[From Page Six]

I hope this isn’t true, only because I don’t see how it’s even possible that a girl could go from The Fassdong to The Penndong. Does Penn even have a dong, or is he, like, one of those neutered Ken dolls? My point? Michael Fassbender is The Sex, he is badass and amazing, and if he and Zoe are done (fingers crossed), I genuinely hope that she finds a new boyfriend who isn’t quite this… embarrassing.

There is another theory, though. Penn’s publicist is currently working overtime to put Penn out there and make him the next big thing. Remember the shenanigans with the Jeff Buckley movie, where it turned out that Penn wasn’t really playing Buckley in the artsy biopic, but a different film altogether? That’s what this feels like – like an attempt to make Penn look more interesting by putting him with someone with a modicum of street cred like Zoe.





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  1. Sandra says:


  2. gee says:

    Penn seems more on her level.. The whole Kravitz/Fassbender thing just goes right over my head.

  3. knowitall says:

    I think they are done simply because they live on different continents and due to the age difference it was never serious.

  4. brin says:

    I knew you would see this gem and run with it, Kaiser! LOL…”does Penn even have a dong?”

  5. Quest says:

    I am not against any split but serious downgrade from Fass to a Penn…absolutely no.

  6. Bubulle says:

    Michael FASSBENDER is a great actor but he seems like a douche , didn’t his ex Gf file a petition for a restraining order against him ?

  7. HotLatino says:

    Good for her, if I was famous I would sleep with all the hot famous guys I could sleep with!!

  8. Dominique says:

    Have you ever heard Penn Badley talk? His voice = SEX. Catch up, please.

  9. Jade says:

    Mixed feelings. At first I don’t like it cos I’m like, Miss Bitch, who the hell do you think YOU ARE walking away from the Gingery Irishy Sex Leprechaun that is the Fassdong?! But then I’m like – now I have a shot :)

  10. embertine says:

    OK, they do seem like a weird and unlikely couple, and if they are dunzo I am happy to sweep up her sloppy seconds, but I just have to say how super-cute she looks in that black-and-white check dress. Well played, Ms, Kravitz, well played.

  11. madpoe says:

    Doin’ cartwheels on my office desk!! [[woo-hoo]] Be free Fassdong! Be Free!!!

  12. Bee says:

    I really don’t get this Fassbender fuss. He’s just so meh. I actually prefer Penn

  13. silken_floss says:

    Zoe went from grade A steak to scrapple. Major downgrade

  14. 4Real says:

    She sure didn’t get her taste in men from her mother.

  15. original kate says:

    zoe is such a pretty girl i hate that flat-ironed, bleached out mess she calls hair. she would look adorable with an afro or something.

  16. Grace says:

    This is from Gatecrasher: “Finally, although Penn Badgley spent part of the evening hanging with “Gossip Girl” co-star Amanda Setton, we spotted him leaving Le Bain’s roof around 1:30 a.m. with a short brunette in a long skirt. Before exiting, he gave the woman’s rear end a playful slap. Oh, behave!” Zoe was wearing a long, ugly blue dress to the Friends with Benefits after-party.

  17. Jen34 says:

    I don’t like them together. It ruins his hotness for me.

    I have to share this commercial that Fassdong did when he was younger. In case you haven’t seen it, it’s only 46 seconds, and it’s adorable.

  18. KM says:

    Kaiser, his ex accused him of battery. I’d say its an upgrade for Zoe to be with someone who doesn’t have a notorious past following him around like that. JMO.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Wow – she looks so much like her mom in the street pics!

  20. Elfie says:

    I’ll take Penn over the Fassdong, there’s something about him that I don’t like..

  21. Tara says:

    Whats wrong with her toes? She is pretty but not as gorgeous as her mom. Besides, she comes across in interviews as smug and not at all an intellectual. She’s just not that interesting.

  22. BBB says:

    I don’t get the attraction to Penn. He’s annoying and his looks are average if not a little crypt keeper like.

  23. Caitie Knudsen says:

    Penn’s publicist is trying extra hard to make Fetch happen.

  24. DethHammer says:

    “the Gingery, Irishy Sex Leprechaun that is the Fassdong?!”

    Hahaha amen, Jade! Sex Leprechaun indeed (well, half-leprechaun cause he’s only half Irish) :-D

    Unfortunately, Fassdong also has a reputation of battery with his ex.

    I personally think Penn is much better for Zoe. They’re both pseudo-intellectuals who think they’re more important than they are.

  25. Leni says:

    @ Caitie Knudsen:

    Don’t be mad that Ed is fug and losing his hurrz, Caitie.

  26. donna says:

    I am happy if this is true, she is too young to be in a relationship with somebody that she will probably once in a while that is no relationship. and besides who knows what he is doing over that pond, he seems sneaky to me anyway.

  27. grapevine says:

    penn badgely looks like a douche (and probably is one). Zoe could and has done better.

  28. Ashaya says:

    Her hair makes me want to murder someone….her?

  29. Ashley says:

    I don’t get the Fassbender love. I liked him as Azazeal on Hex when it was on BBCA back in ’05, but he always reminded me of Oliver Hudson (son of Goldie, brother to Kate) and that’s where it came from. He looks a decade older than his age.

    But I did wonder what the hell he was doing with Zoe Kravitz. Probably because I thought he was in his 40′s. I felt the way I feel about Tooms and his child bride the way I feel about their relationship (is she even in her 20s? she looks much younger).

    Anyway I thought it was a downgrade for him and an image killer, because she looks so young and he looks at least 46.

    But it was a major upgrade for her. Her last beau was Ben Foster and that guy has always creeped me out. If she is dating Penn she’s moving back to her level.

    Never heard about Fassbender beating up an ex girlfriend or having a restraining order put against him. Very odd. I can see it being true (because he’s so method and intense) but then he seems playful and cad-dish and it doesn’t jive with that side of him. Really weird if true.

  30. Dani says:

    Major upgrade from Fassbender. Badgley is hot and closer to her age. When did she stop dating Ezra Miller? I can’t keep up with this girl.

  31. macherie says:

    i love the woman looking at zoe and fass, she’s like who is this little bitch gettin all papped? zoe is so adorable, i cant even imagine her with friggin fassbender 0.o