Drop Dead Diva Boss Hopes to 'Reinvent' Kim Kardashian With Multi-Episode Acting Role…?

Reality starlet-slash-tabloid darling Kim Kardashian has landed a multi-episode role on Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva.

“This series is all about reinvention,” series creator Josh Berman told The Hollywood Reporter, “and I’m so excited to see Kim ‘reinvented’ in [our] world.”

According to THR, which broke the news, Kardashian will first appear in this summer’s Season 4 opener as Nikki, a love interest for Fred (Ben Feldman), who last year saw his heart broken by girlfriend Stacy (April Bowlby).

Adding another wrinkle to the complicated situation, Nikki is partners with Stacy in their new business venture.

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Is Kardashian — whose sparse legit-TV credits include gigs on CSI: NY, How I Met Your Mother (where she played herself) and an upcoming Last Man Standing (again, as herself) — qualified to take on this recurring, actual acting assignment? “In discussing the role of Nikki with her, I’m blown away by her smarts, sense of humor and passion,” Berman said.

Drop Dead Diva is no stranger to controversial and/or showy stunt casting, oftentimes featuring reality-TV staples. Previous guest stars, after all, have included Bachelor Jake Pavelka, American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken, Rosie O’Donnell and Paula Abdul.

But is “kasting” a Kardashian too tacky a tactic for even this show? Will you tune in for (or despite) Kim’s appearance?

Comments (74)

  • After reading all those terrible comments you are all little bitches who love to hate on people better then them. Way to support the show … Kim will kill it and gaurentee ratings will be better than past seasons and she will keep this show going . So all u haters out there can kiss her big romainian ass!!!

    Comment by amanda – April 6, 2012 03:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hey u must b Kris or kourtney which one.?…lol no one is hating we justt don’t want to b apart of glorifying a

      Pornstar she is no role model and her morals doesn’t fit the show

      Comment by tay – April 11, 2012 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Get over it and just enjoy the show, people!

    Comment by Koko – May 22, 2012 08:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hey KOKO AKA as KHLOE shut your trap!

      Comment by Annie Banks – June 5, 2012 12:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is for anyone who likes this show but doesn’t like Kim Kardashian. If you don’t watch this show just because she’s on it, the show’s ratings will drop and you will lose this show forever, so think hard before you decide not to watch this show.

    Comment by Steven Leitner – May 26, 2012 06:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Kim is really great on DDD – she and April Bowlby are pretty funny together! I am really enjoying the first two episodes anyway, although I keep crying at the end because it’s so sad! It was really touching to see the episode dedicated to Jackson Hurst’s mother, Judy. It was very fitting given the episode and it was a lovely photograph of their family.

    Comment by Erin – June 11, 2012 03:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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