‘Gossip Girl’ Is A About To Add Some Color To Its Cast!

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Let’s face it…I love Gossip Girl, but the show lacks a little diversity. But good news…Gossip Girl is about to get a new character,  Russell Thorpe who is basically a “black Trump” (Michael Boatman has been cast in the role) and his daughter “Ivanka” ( played by Tika Sumpter).

Here are the deets according to Moveline,

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, 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.

I do appreciate that the show is showing a little more diversity…Jessica S ( Vanessa) is all we have when it comes to a little color! I am Latina and I would like to see more shows embrace more ethnicities on their shows. How great is Sofia Vergara on Modern Family ( even though she is a little bit of a stereotype) she is hilarious!

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