Not only did House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank finally pass regulatory reform legislation in the House last week, he also got a shout-out during an episode of "Gossip Girl."

On the show, the fictional freshman Congressman Trip van der Bilt, D-N.Y., takes a break from his affair with the socialite Serena van der Woodsen to take a call on his cell phone from the Massachusetts Democrat. "You've been avoiding work all week," van der Woodsen says to her paramour afterward. "Who was important enough for you to finally take the call?"

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