Spoiler Alert: “Gossip Girl” Goes Gay

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Gossip-Girl

The rule of television is generally, “When seeking ratings, have a gay kiss.” This rule usually applies more to women than men (for some reason people love watching beautiful women kiss, even if they aren’t lesbians. Weird, right?) but this season on “Gossip Girl,” the tables are turning. Stop reading now if you don’t want spoilers.

The plot of episode six this season involves yet more deception and lies coming from Blair Waldorf, who tells her boyfriend Chuck Bass, played by Ed Westwick, to flirt with one of Blair’s NYU classmates. The flirtation escalates and Ed and his new co-star, Neal Bledsoe, end up in a lip lock. Series creator Josh Schwartz has delved into gay territory before (Marissa Cooper went lesbian for a good two weeks on The O.C.) so now we’re left to wonder…who, on Schwartz’ final series “Chuck,” is going to seek out a same-sex smooch? Our money is on one of the dorks at the Buy More. [Photo: GettyImages]