Michelle Trachtenberg has snagged a multiepisode arc on the CW's buzzworthy freshman drama "Gossip Girl." Trachtenberg will play Georgina Sparks, a character who appears in the novels on which the series is based. Georgina rolls into Manhattan from rehab, shaking up and torturing the life of Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively). Mischa Barton was rumored to have been up for the role. The arc will air for the May sweep. Trachtenberg, repped by CAA and Framework, recently wrapped the New Line comedy "Seventeen Again," in which she stars opposite Zac Efron. She next appears alongside Topher Grace and Anna Faris in Universal/Imagine's ensemble comedy "Kids in America."
Lemme get this straight ... Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina) is going to show up on Gossip Girl as a boozy lush fresh from rehab hell-bent on causing trubs for Blake Lively's character (Serena) who has *finally* pretty much gotten her act together. Will she be fooling around with Penn Badgley's character (Dan Humphrey) who is Serena's boyfriend? Lawd, I hope so. Will there be some face slappin' and hair pullin'? There better be. It's hard to believe that GG could get any better ... but this sounds to me like the show is about to get a whole lot better :) [Source]