Jessica Szohr Joins Gossip Girl Cast

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It's unclear at the moment if this is a permanent cast addition or not - but Jessica Szohr is joining Gossip Girl in the role of Vanessa.

She'll portray Dan's (Penn Badgley) childhood best friend who moved away from home and returns to New York with a major crush on her former close pal. Unfortunately, she arrives home at a bad time because Dan is falling for Serena.

Szohr's previous TV credits include CSI and What About Brian.

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Blair: Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It's movement, design and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we'd like to be. Just like your scarf suggests that you'd like to sell used cars.
Dan: Vanessa gave me this scarf.

[to Jenny] That's the thing. You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can't make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it's worth, you're my Queen. I choose you.

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