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February 07, 2013  | by: Kelly Hanelt
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Josh Schwartz, you’ve done it again.

The brilliant, although questionably sadistic mind that brought us “The OC” and “Gossip Girl,” is now indirectly responsible for the best thing to happen since both their cancellations. A true crossover. Seth Cohen and Blair Waldorf are dating.

Okay, so their names are actually Adam Brody and Leighton Meester. And according to “sources” in Us Weekly and People magazine, they’ve been secretly dating for weeks. It’s like that time that Julie Cooper (dragon lady) was secretly shacking up with her daughter’s ex-boyfriend Luke… only better. It’s real.

Blair Waldorf is basically Summer Roberts on crack (with more headbands), and Seth Cohen is basically Dan Humphrey except less hipster and more Jewish. Blair and Dan dated briefly, though an ardent patch of fans still believe they are soul mates. Hell, even Penn Badgley (Dan’s portrayer) thought they were soul mates. So, in overly complex and contortionist relationship terms (because this is “The OC” and “Gossip Girl” we’re talking about. Serena married someone she shared a sibling with, for heaven’s sake.) they’re basically perfect for each other.

And yes, I do fully acknowledge that until this relationship is confirmed by either actor, their publicist, or a nosy paparazzi, there is a distinct possibility it’s not true. But please excuse me while I swiftly sweep that option into the part of my psyche labeled DENIAL, and move on with my excitement.

They could walk down the aisle to a Death Cab for Cutie song. This could be their first kiss (below). Gossip Girl could tweet about it. Imagine the possibilities people.


Shelving my inner fan girl for just a paragraph or two (she needs few minutes to regain her breath), this relationship means something promising outside of the Josh-Schwartz-eternal-star-crossed-lovers-zone. It is an opportunity for Adam Brody to end his rendezvous with obscurity and come back into the limelight. The only thing I recall him doing since “The OC” ended was “Jennifer’s Body” and he was a psycho virgin-killer in that. And I’m pretty sure he wore eyeliner. Not his best look. And while dating Leighton Meester is not exactly the equivalent of signing on to projects that people have actually heard of, it is a step in the right direction. Mischa Barton we can do without. But for Hollywood’s increasingly-vapid sake, we need a little Adam Brody in our lives.

All lost teenage souls can finally come to terms with “The OC” and “Gossip Girl’s” endings, because we have something better now. And if any Rachel Bilson lookalike tries to get in the way of this new union, let’s just say Leighton knows what to do with them.

Is this couple fodder for your teenage heart as well?

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