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Exclusive: New 'Gossip Girl' teacher is 'Related'

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Laurabreckenridge_lSomething tells me Chuck is going to be paying a lot more attention in English class next semester.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Laura Breckenridge (Related) is joining the cast as Rachel Carr, the idealistic and fresh-faced new English teacher at Constance Billard.

That’s right, I said teacher. An extremely young teacher, but a teacher all the same.

At 25, Breckenridge –- who is booked for a minimum of three episodes — is only a few years older than Blake Lively and Leighton Meester. And Gossip producers are wisely acknowledging that right at the start when Miss Carr gets mistaken for a student on her first day.

No word on potential love interests, but I have some scoop on her first loathe interest: Blair. Word is the two of them don’t exactly hit it off. Shocker!