"Gossip Girl" Executive Producer Stephanie Savage didn't confirm or deny the Follieri-based plotline, but did reveal that Lively's character would fall for an older, sophisticated gent! "[He is] very well-traveled, part of the global elite. He's not a brooding artist like Dan or Aaron rose. He's definitely a grown-up, and that's something Serena is very attracted to."
According to the report, the "Gossip" storyline would delve further into the charmer's scandal -- and may leave Serena's life in danger.