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ON THE SET: New YBF Chick Tika Sumpter Films Scenes For "Gossip Girl"

New cast member Tika Sumpter was spotted filming scenes for "Gossip Girl".  That show finally has some color on it....with speaking parts.  We have pics for you inside...

 

As we reported earlier, actress Tika Sumpter has joined the cast of "Gossip Girl" where she will play the role of Raina, the smart and savvy daughter of Russell Thorpe, played by Michael Boatman, a powerful business tycoon.  

Tika went on recurring status for her previous full time gig as Layla on the daytime soap "One Life To Live" so that she could take on this new role:
 

Tika was spotted filming scenes with co-star Chace Crawford in NYC.

She looks cute, but hopefully her clothes get more fab as the rest of the cast usually looks fly to death.  "Gossip Girl" returns January 24th on the CW.  Woot!

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Yep! she was only Guest

Yep! she was only Guest support character in last season 4 of gossip girl show. She is gorgeous lady! and i want that she become a permanent cast of this brilliant teen drama. but she get vanish after her appearance. I am now enjoying it's season 5. which is going awesome. As within the starting episode of new season 5, Blair surprised me due to her pregnancy. I hope you all enjoying gossip girl episodes. but if you still not then should start watch it's season 5.
gleefan's picture

i thought she was only doing

i thought she was only doing a guest spot not a recurring role... but im glad they have some more women of color...now i may have a shot...i love the show
Anonymous's picture

Thank God! She appear in

Thank God! She appear in Gossip girl episodes as a guest cast. I don't like her. She is not looking so cute and i don't think is perfect cast for Gossip girl like tv show.
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Looking forward to seeing

Looking forward to seeing what Tika brings to Gossip Girl and I love that m.clifford handbag she is carrying...it's luxurious and beautiful just like her!
Rigby9's picture

No she is on recurring status

No she is on recurring status on ONE Life to Live. She will show up from time to time on the show but she will not be on contract there for "full time". With that said I am glad she got a more high profile role on a TV show. I always thoughts she was a pretty dark skin sister. With that said I didn't like what One Life to Live did to Renee Elise Goldsberry ( the other sister who used to be on One Life to Live as Evangeline). They never renewed her contract when it came time for negotiations and she was a relatively popular character on the show. Since then I haven't watched One Life to Live regularly.
Anonymous's picture

I wish this sistah right here

I wish this sistah right here had her own sitcom drama about owning a diamond mind in Africa and competing with global interest. She is beyond stunning!
Bronze Duchess's picture

umm...i, for one, am very

umm...i, for one, am very excited to see someone of color, and CHOCOLATE, on the good ol' GG... #letsgo !
zoe's picture

love this move! love gossip

love this move! love gossip girl so i am excited to see a pretty black girl on the show. i will be tuning in on the 24th, and to the game on the 11th, sooo excited!! lol xoxo
Miss. Tiandez Jones's picture

FYI YBF: Jessica Szohr

FYI YBF: Jessica Szohr (Vanessa on Gossip Girl) is part African-American and has been apart of Gossip Girl since season one. Laurence Fishbourne's wife Gina Torres has played Jessica's mother on the show to show that she is African-American. It's also noted in the Gossip Girl books that the character, Vanessa is black. With that said, this makes Tika, the second full time African-American. Props to her. It seems all the young females from OLTL end up with a part of Gossip Girl in one way or another.
Lovin' Life's picture

Vanessa is NOT black!! C'mon,

Vanessa is NOT black!! C'mon, look at her. Does she look black to you????? Honestly?!?!?!?
marcy's picture

Vanessa is NOT black!! C'mon,

Vanessa is NOT black!! C'mon, look at her. Does she look black to you????? Honestly?!?!?!?
marcy's picture

ok I have to give my fellow

ok I have to give my fellow Black woman her props she is gorgeous! Kudos to Gossip Girl! I might actually watch....if i can ever remember when it comes on LOL
Maine's picture

beautiful chocolate sister!!!

beautiful chocolate sister!!! stunning!!!! i likes i likes!!
Yes!!'s picture

she's lovely in a striking

she's lovely in a striking way. chase crawford is my DUDE!
*lemonade*'s picture

She's pretty! Can't wait to

She's pretty! Can't wait to see it. I like what she's wearing.
beautyisanopinion's picture

I still won't watch that crap

I still won't watch that crap
Anonymous's picture

Finally...an actual sister

Finally...an actual sister and not water down version of one. Black coffee no sugar-no cream...SHE'S GORGEOUS! YAAAAAAAAAY
Anonymous's picture

shes gorgeous i missss her

shes gorgeous i missss her soooo much on One life but GG is my show too i look forward to seeing her she is truly stunning and not a bad actress
Mila's picture

I've seen that bag!!! It's

I've seen that bag!!! It's awesome!! its by a new designer named mclifford....check out the website...just found it...www.mclifforddesigns.com....
Anonymous's picture

I like the handbage,shoes

I like the handbage,shoes tights are ok,but the coat reminds me of my grandma I don't care if it is expensive.
Anonymous's picture

I THINK SHE LOOKS

I THINK SHE LOOKS GREAT!!Loveing that bag!!I AM SO EXCITED!
Anonymous's picture

YAY!!!! FINALLY A DARK

YAY!!!! FINALLY A DARK SKINNED BLACK GIRL! REP, HONEY, REP!!!!
BlackBerry's picture

GOOD FOR HER THATS GOOD BREAK

GOOD FOR HER THATS GOOD BREAK THE RACIAL BARRIER.
Ambrielle's picture

Only watched GG a couple

Only watched GG a couple times to peep the fashions, and this girl is on point. Love the whole ensemble from head to toe. Her complexion is beautiful. Never would have guessed that she's in her 30's. WOW!!! Looking good girl!
Anonymous's picture

She's very pretty and I love

She's very pretty and I love this show! Btw she isn't dressed any differently to the other female characters and I watch this show religiously.
Suchalady's picture

I actually like her on OLTL

I actually like her on OLTL and I may now have to start watching Gossip Girl again. Jumping through the screen to steal her bag and shoes. Love it!
fabwtalk's picture

I noticed something , all the

I noticed something , all the dark bitches love that goddamn white man. And always tryna breed the black out of themselves. You black bitches especally you dark skinned black bitches always fucking your pink asss slave masterrrrrrrr!!!And have the biggest mammy mentality out there!!!!!!Fuck these bitches man
Letgetitt's picture

@Letgetitt----SERIOUSLY, i

@Letgetitt----SERIOUSLY, i PITY you!! Being Dark Skin is a Privileged, you sound very ignorant and i just, PITYYYY YOU!! LOL
Spicy's picture

WHAT DO YOU MEAN....CHICK'S

WHAT DO YOU MEAN....CHICK'S OUTFIT AND ACCESSORIES ARE BAD! DO YOU SEE THAT HANDBAG...AND THEM SHOES???
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fefcxgd's picture

beautiful girl! looks a bit

beautiful girl! looks a bit like "lisa" from saved by the bell days...
lipz's picture

I said the SAME thing.

I said the SAME thing.
NikNak's picture

Congrats to Tika!!!

Congrats to Tika!!!
Bmore's picture

Gossip girl sucks all they do

Gossip girl sucks all they do is sleep with each other.lol but everysince they canned the game I dont even watch that network.
Jason 's picture

FABULOUS ...chic is beautiful

FABULOUS ...chic is beautiful
Anonymous's picture

Can't wait to see her

Can't wait to see her storyline on the show!
BlackVesper's picture

Yep, she's gorgeous!!

Yep, she's gorgeous!!
A-'s picture

Tika is gorgeous. I'm glad

Tika is gorgeous. I'm glad they added some color to this show. http://joeylohan.com - the hottest black women in entertainment!
Joey Lohan's picture

I think Tika is veryyyyyy

I think Tika is veryyyyyy pretty.... I mean she is very easy on the eyes type of pretty.... Her skin is very pretty... I'm glad that they went with a brown skinned black women instead of the usual light skin look.... As a light skinned woman I think its important to show black women come in more beautiful shades then just high yellow... Just because your light with long hair doesn't mean you have a pretty face (*side eye keri hillson*)...... So go Tika!!!
Nya313's picture

It is possible to give

It is possible to give someone a compliment w/o insulting someone else in the process. There's nothing wrong w/ Keri Hilson and Tika is very beautiful as well.
NikNak's picture

I like Tika Sumpter, I was

I like Tika Sumpter, I was wondering when someone take notice and give her some more roles! Haven't been watching GG lately because it was getting a bit boring but hopefully they jazz it up and give her a great story line not just hey look their is a black girl bit
binks's picture

She will still be on OLTL but

She will still be on OLTL but not on a regular basis. I guess some of you don't know what the word "recurring" means. She's getting TWO paychecks.
LBA's picture

Totally love gossip girl and

Totally love gossip girl and always wondered why there just one black girl. Tika Sumpter going to be great. I hope see played a great a role. But why you guys calling her young? She is 33 years old, she is a woman!!! No more young but she is blessed with a young face!°!
cherry405's picture

I just turned 34 and do not

I just turned 34 and do not consider myself old! She still young with a "young face" at 33!
Anonymous's picture

sorry I'm just saying.

sorry I'm just saying. compred to beyonce she looks very young!!! and for a lot of people to be 30 may be young but not young what the guys here say. the thought that she is 21-24 or something.
cherry405's picture

isn't half black or

isn't half black or something?
Flohno's picture

She's gorgeous, and the bag

She's gorgeous, and the bag is SICK. Best styled show on television.
Anonymous's picture

preach honey! that bag is

preach honey! that bag is HOTT!
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preach honey! that bag is

preach honey! that bag is HOTT!
Big Black Beautiful Barbie!'s picture

preach honey! that bag is

preach honey! that bag is HOTT!
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