Gossip Girl Scoop: Guess Who’s Coming To The UES?

Spotted: 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.

This story was originally published on Movieline.com.

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  1. Soraya says:

    Oh I loved Boatman on Spin City… Can’t wait to see this! Since we Dutchies are behind on GG it’ll prolly be awhile.

  2. Erin says:

    I think they should make the chuck and blair relationship solid as it provides a focal point for viewers, at the moment it feels like the show is spinning in circles in relation to the groups relationships and audiences need a point to focus on so the show doesn’t loose its balance. These are the perfect characters to do it as together they are explosive and dont cause an in balance in the story lines. my favourite bits of gossip girl are when they are together.