Armie Hammer, Blake Lively

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Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) is getting a new squeeze! And this one doesn't share a half sibling with her. Hurrah!

Sources reveal to me exclusively that Armie Hammerwho's also set to play the Devil's son, Morgan, on Reaper—will join the cast of Gossip Girl at the end of the season to play Serena's new beau.

The CW just confirmed this casting to us.

Want the details on his steamy little affair with Serena?

As I reported before, Gabriel Serrano is a European socialite, who is not like any man Serena has dated before. Hammer will join the cast for three episodes toward the end of the season as a part of the Anne Hathaway-esque storyline.

As reported by my frenemy this morning, Gabriel will be dating Serena's friend, Poppy Lifton (Tamara Feldman), before he moves on to her. I can already smell trouble with this guy, which is exactly why he'll fit in just fine on the Upper East Side.

So what do you think of the new casting? How does he stack up with her previous squeezes? (Has to be better than Aaron Rose, right?) Sound off in the comments!

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