Exclusive 'Gossip': Nate's getting a cousin!

Gossip Girl is wisely expanding Chace Crawford’s enviable gene pool in the form of a cousin for Nate.

The yet-to-be-cast character is in his 20s and described as wealthy,
confident, politically-minded and — all together now — extremely

But before you go fixing him up with Blair, you should
know that cuz is married. You should also know that his name is Kip
Vanderbilt, so brace yourselves for the inevitable “Anderson Cooper
cameo” rumors. But all signs are that Kip is not a descendent of that
Vanderbilt family. For starters, Kip’s dad’s name is William, not

Casting suggestions for Kip? Spill ‘em below!

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  • Valerie

    Is James Marsden too old ? ‘Cause talk about a pretty boy !

  • Anonymous

    Jason Dohring, please!

  • Jen

    How about Jason Dohring?

  • mscisluv

    I don’t understand the Anderson Cooper reference…


    gloria’s his mother.

  • Angie

    Could he also be Lily and Bart’s lost son?

  • Bye11

    Does your reference to Blair mean that there is no chance that Blair and Chuck will get together soonish ? I kind of imagined that from the next promo but I hoped that it was intentionally misleading.

  • Josh

    mscisluv, Anderson Cooper is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt.

  • Greenlee

    Jason dohring! Stunning! I adore him.

  • J.Me

    To mscisluv:
    Anderson Cooper, born on June 3, 1967 in New York City, is the younger son of the writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and the artist, designer, writer, and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II of the prominent Vanderbilt Family of New York.
    Hence the reference, as this new character is Kip Vanderbilt.

  • BruceH

    My lord…if James Marsden joined the cast…I would definitely tune into Gossip Girl. That man…yumm!

  • val

    Anderson Cooper is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, she of the millions-inheriting, jean-designing, perfume-naming socialite.

  • TT

    Christian Cooke, the British Chase Crawford doppelganger. Or if they’re going a bit older, Ian Somerhalder.

  • Alek

    Of course Jason Dohring. Somebody get him on a new show stat. All the better if it’s Gossip Girl.

  • Anonymous

    Zac Efron would never but he should

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