Jonathan Karp on His Gossip Girl Cameo

“‘I wasn’t sure how I’d done, so I was relieved to see I hadn’t been replaced by Ashton Kutcher[,’ said Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp]. The scene was shot on set in Long Island City – Karp’s actual office in midtown doesn’t really have his name embossed on his door. But other than that, ‘I was amazed by the verisimilitude, right down to the Post-It notes,’ he told us. ‘Those are real Simon & Schuster books in the background. I highly recommend Little Bee, by the way.'” — Jonathan Karp, telling New York about his appearance on the season finale of Gossip Girl last night. In other Simon & Schuster-related news, Mr. Karp’s predecessor David Rosenthal has unveiled the name of his new imprint at Penguin — it will be called “Blue Rider Press.”