Exclusive: Gossip Girl Targets Elizabeth Hurley

With her much-hyped showdown with Diana Prince scrapped, Elizabeth Hurley is setting her sights on another formidable female: Gossip Girl!

The actress — who co-starred in NBC’s ill-fated Wonder Woman pilot as a nemesis to Adrianne Palicki’s title heroine — is joining the upcoming fifth season of Gossip Girl for a multi-episode arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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According to exec producers Stephanie Savage and Joshua Safran, Hurley will play a character named, ironically enough, Diana Payne, “a sexy, smart, self-made media mogul and all-around force to be reckoned with. Diana’s entrance on the Upper East Side will change the lives of all our characters — including, and especially, Gossip Girl herself.

“Elizabeth’s sense of humor, intelligence and beauty fit the GG world perfectly,” the duo added. “We feel very fortunate to have her.”

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