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Gossip Girl‘s Villain Will Kiss Another Guy (For His Girlfriend)

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In a totally-not-a-ratings-stunt way, Gossip Girl‘s Chuck Bass will lock lips with another fella in the series third season. Just because! Actually, not just because. If you care about the various plotpoints that go into create a same-sex kissing scene, Michael Ausiello says Bass will smooch actor Neal Bledsoe, who plays NYU’s head of freshman affairs. “Since Josh is tasked with selecting an incoming student for the honor of delivering the freshman speech, he’s, shall we say, a person of interest to Blair. In fact, she’s so determined to snag the slot that she goes so far as to pimp out her boyfriend out to the gay guy in charge.” True GG fans will recall Bass was actively bi in the book.

This makes total sense, because how else are you going to keep the “Ed Westwick is gay” rumors going now that boyfriend Chace Crawford moved out of his pad?