08/25/2009 at 12:00 AM EDT
The big gossip about Gossip Girl
this week? That Ed Westwick is filming an episode in which his character, Chuck Bass, kisses another man.
Up-and-coming actor Neal Bledsoe plays the object of Bass's affection, EW.com reports
Bledsoe reportedly plays an NYU administrator who is looking for a student to give the freshman speech. Leighton Meester's character, Blair Waldorf, reportedly sets Bass up with him to boost her chances at getting the gig.
The Chuck Bass character had flings with men and women in the Gossip Girl
books by Cecily von Ziegesar, but this will be his first gay encounter on the show.
-- Tim Nudd
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