Elizabeth Hurley in Gossip Girl

TVLine.com reports that English model and actress Elizabeth Hurley will be joining the cast of  Gossip Girl next season. The executive producers of the popular... More Below... Posted by on Jul 8th, 2011 and filed under Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Entertainment, News, Television.

TVLine.com reports that English model and actress Elizabeth Hurley will be joining the cast of  Gossip Girl next season.

The executive producers of the popular teen soap opera describes Hurley’s character, Diana Payne, as “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. We feel fortunate to have her,” producers Stephanie Savage and Joshua Safran compliments.

The teen series is based on the book of the same name written by Cecily Von Ziegesar. The t.v. series premiered on The CW in September 2007 and is narrated by the omniscient yet unseen blogger, “Gossip Girl”. The story revolves around the lives of privileged young adults in Manhattan, New York.

Hurley was also guested in the series pilot of NBC’s Wonder Woman as the villain Veronica Cale, but the network decided not to pick up the series.