Black People Cast on Gossip Girl

Joining a small group populated by the neighbor lady who didn't really have an affair with Rufus and one of Blair's minions, two African-Americans have been cast on Gossip Girl, to start in the new year. Michael Boatman (Spin City) will play Russell Thorpe, a Donald Trump–like character who had dealings with Bart Bass and who has a daughter, Raina, who will inevitably land herself on this chart. [Movieline]