'Gossip Girl' hearts 'Twilight'

Just a little something to whet the appetite of you para fiends who don't discriminate when it comes to your precious pop culture consumption—I know some of you love Gossip Girl as blindly as you do Twilight. So you might want to sit down for this one—sources say a Twilight sub-plot will be weaved into the new season of GG, which premieres on the C-Dub September 14. Cue gasping and copious "OMGing!" Now, I don't know how much stock I place in OK! magazine (Fine. A lot. It got me through freshman geology lecture), but the pub is reporting that Hilary Duff's character, Olivia Burke, is "obsessed with Twilight." Duff's Olivia is a popular actress who takes a break to get her education on at NYU, and while there, offers to intro Blair (Leighton Meester) to pal R-Pattz. Could be interesting ... I'm a sucker (har har) for TV shows that shout out pop culture (see The Office, The OC, Arrested Development), but if CW execs think for one second that uber-recluse (and possible hygiene offender) Rob Pattinson is rising up from his hidey-hole to play patty cakes with the Gossip Girl honies, they are seriously mistaken.

Oh, and for all you trivia junkies, H-Duff has another Twilight connection that has to do with her music "career." A certain Cullen starred in her "With Love" video before he was even a twinkle in Stephenie Meyer's eyes—can you spot him? Click the link to check it out. I couldn't bear to post the video below. Can't risk ear bleeds with all these vamps running 'round.— amy kates

P.S: Is it just me, or do all of the GG kids look like they can pass for vampires in this photo?