Gossip Girl Scoop: Guess Who's Coming to the UES

TikaSumptor-236.jpgTikaSumptor-236.jpgSpotted: A black Donald Trump on the Upper East Side!

Spin City vet Michael Boatman is joining the cast of Gossip Girl as Russell Thorpe, a powerful business tycoon and a former associate of Chuck's father, Bart. Additionally, One Life To Live's Tika Sumpter is also coming on board as his smart and savvy daughter, Ivanka Raina.

Both characters will recur beginning in early '11.

I suspect father and daughter will take the pot stirrer reins from Katie Cassidy's Serena-hating minx. Personally, I hope GG boss Stephanie Savage finds a way to keep Cassidy around full time. Her Juliet is everything I hoped she would be and much, much more.

Stay tuned for details about Ausiello's new TV-centric website, set to launch in early 2011!


  • ashley says:

    Is there any word of Hilary Duff returning? Will she ever return?

  • Anna says:

    how long are they coming for? why can't they ever cast new guys on this show and not young girls?

  • Lauren says:

    Gossip Girl recruits HARD from OLTL. This will be the third actress from OLTL on the show...two of Blair's minions and now this new girl played by the same actress who played Laila. There has to be some kind of reason.

  • Alex says:

    Actually, Lauren, it's a mix--One Life to Live recruited from Gossip Girl to get Amanda Setton as Kim, and now GG is stealing from OLTL to get Tika, who was Layla. Maybe they have a special arrangement? If that were the case though, I don't think Amanda Setton would have left the east coat for greener pastures.

  • Emily says:

    Beautiful people coming to GG soon? SHOCKER.
    I'm excited because business tycoon = Chuck story line, but I really wish Katie Cassidy could stick around longer...

  • Leola says:

    Love Tika and excited to see them mix it up a little. I do like Juliet character, but finding it a little annoying since it really hasn't gone anywhere yet.

  • BLAH says:

    More guest stars? *SNOOZE* And Juliet is annoying. I love KC, but I can't wait until Juliet leaves. She's done NOTHING for the story. Season 4 blows anyway.

  • LC says:

    GG does get a lot of people from OLTL tho
    besides two of Blair's minions (Melissa Fumero and Amanda Setton)
    They had Meghann Fahy, Bree Williamson, and Florencia Lozano for an episode

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