Red-Hot White Collar Buzz: Why Is Smallville Alum Laura Vandervoort Kissing Neal?!

Smallville alumna Laura Vandervoort has landed a “super” new gig, guest-starring on a Season 4 episode of USA Network’s White Collar, TVLine has confirmed.

Word of the blonde beauty’s appearance broke when paparazzi photos surfaced of her sharing an on-the-set liplock with Matt Bomer, who plays charming con man Neal Caffrey.

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A spokesperson for the USA series tells us that Vandervoort is playing a New York City socialite who stands to receive a large life insurance payout when her wealthy husband dies. The context for the aforementioned clinch, however, is best left a mystery to be resolved when Vandervoort’s episode airs a few weeks into the new run — though this does seem to position her as Neal’s second romantic entanglement since high-tailing it out of Dodge in the Season 3 finale.

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As announced this morning, White Collar launches its fourth season on Tuesday, July 10. A few days after that, Vandervoort can be seen playing a comely co-worker of Mark Wahlberg’s in the buzzy feature film comedy Ted, which opens July 13.