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Jay McInerney on ‘Gossip Girl’?

It’s true. Former 1980s It Boy Jay McInerney, author of one of the Big Apple’s definitive novels Bright Lights, Big Cities, is going to make a cameo on an upcoming episode of the CW’s insipid Gossip Girl.

Do you think this will inspire the kids to check out McInerney’s oeuvre? Or will it be like the time Tony Dow of Leave It to Beaver guest starred as Sarah Jessica Parker’s dad on Square Pegs? We were all like, “OMG, isn’t that Wally?”

Since Gossip Girl is all about the base instincts and material lust of a pack of well-heeled Manhattan teens, shouldn’t the show have tapped Bret Easton Ellis instead?

Ellis, author of Less Than Zero,The Rules of Attraction, and American Psycho, has such a jones for the troubled rich kid stories.

True story: when I was 14, I read Less Than Zero cover to cover at a B. Dalton bookstore in the mall while I waited for my mother to shop.

A few years later I read Bright Lights, Big City and and was pleasantly surprised.

What about you? Team Ellis? or Team McInerney? Are you, like my girlfriend, a closet Gossip Girl viewer?

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