On Friday, you may have heard that Misha Barton turned down the generous Josh Schwartz offer to play a recurring thorn in Serena’s side on GOSSIP GIRL.
In response, this TV Addict has two things to say. Firstly to Ms. Barton. Having seen your latest stab at silver screen stardom [CLOSING THE RING], you may wish to reconsider Schwartz’s surprising offer. To put it bluntly, your gratuitous nude scene was the only thing that kept the audience awake. Furthermore, at least now we can have fun re-casting your role.
So without further ado, I give you the TV Addict’s Top 5 casting suggestions. Josh Schwartz, you can thank me anytime. Or to be more specific, you can thank me by emailing theTVaddict.com some Ausiello-sized GOSSIP GIRL scoop. No seriously. My email is email@example.com.
Last seen as: The scene stealing Paris Gellar on GILMORE GIRLS.
Why she’s GOSSIP worthy: Because if you’re old enough to remember the early years of GILMORE GIRLS. You’ll know all to well that Paris Gellar put the chill into Chilton.
Last seen as: Tabloid mainstay.
Why she’s GOSSIP worthy: Because the original mean girl is virtually uncastable on the big screen and juicy role on GOSSIP GIRL could be a first step back to respectability.
KERI LYNN PRATT
Last seen as: The adorable intern Amber on BROTHERS & SISTERS
Why she’s GOSSIP worthy: After scene stealing her way through VERONICA MARS, EVERWOOD, JACK & BOBBY and BROTHERS & SISTERS, television’s hardest working guest star deserves a permanent gig.
Last seen as: Jackie on THAT 70’s SHOW
Why she’s GOSSIP worthy: Kelso, Hyde, Fez… In the boy crazy department, M would give S and B a run for their money.
Last seen as: ONE TREE HILL’s worst nanny ever.
Why she’s GOSSIP worthy: Because it’s the only way we can think of to quickly save Nathan and Haley’s already crumbling marriage.