Friday, March 06, 2009

"Gossip Girl" Spinoff Casting Finally Gets Good

Photo credit: ninemsn

When last seen, Andrew McCarthy was doing a poor man's Big on "Lipstick Jungle". Bygones.

All is forgiven since Andy's is the first interesting name to be added to the "Gossip Girl" spinoff roster. Thanks, Hollywood Reporter.

The bad (and depressing news if you grew up watching him play "The Guy" in eighties movies. "Mannequin" anyone?) is that our boy's going to play "The Dad" to Brittany Snow's young Lily Rhodes. The fiercest casting ever would be if they dusted off Demi Moore to play mom. I smell a "St. Elmos Fire" reunion.

I know she doesn't look anything like the old bird that plays Lily's mom on GG, but come on, this is The CW. It's a little late in the game to start caring about casting integrity at this point. Demi, time to wean Ashton off the teat. You're going to Hollywood!

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