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Elizabeth Hurley recently joined the cast of Gossip Girl for the upcoming season as Diana Payne, described as “a sexy, smart, self-made media mogul."

A media ogul who may seduce Chace Crawford's Nate!

Nipple Exposure

We're basing that on nothing but this photo from the show's New York set, of course. We have no idea what plot developments the producers have in store.

That said, would it surprise anybody? Blair and Serena both have their own story lines, and sleeping with gorgeous women is one of Nate's strong suits.

Just saying. Anyway, here's Elizabeth and Chace on set ...

Is there a chance Nate will hit it? Is there a chance he won't?

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She was cast on Wonder Woman, but that never saw the light of a TV screen.

Now, though, Elizabeth Hurley has signed on for a role that has the television world buzzing: Gossip Girl producers Stephanie Savage and Joshua Safran, tell TV Line that the British actress will play a character named Diana Payne. Look for her to appear on multiple season five episodes as a media mogul of some kind.

Liz Hurley Photo

Sources say Elizabeth Hurley's presence will "change the lives" of all individuals on the show... including Gossip Girl herself!

For more on this CW hit, visit the Gossip Girl spoilers section at TV Fanatic!

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Taylor Momsen and Jessica Szohr will not be back on Gossip Girl next fall.

The two actresses, both of whom have been with the buzzed-about CW hit's cast from the start, will not be returning for the fifth season, a show rep says.

Totally Taylor Momsen

Both Momsen, who has made clear her desire to focus on her rock career, and Szohr have been invited to guest star in the future, so things are amicable.

The remaining Gossip Girl gang, however, is intact, with Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford all planning to return.

Actress Kaylee DeFer is also joining the permanent cast as Charlie Rhodes, cousin to Serena van der Woodsen (Lively) and niece of Lily (Kelly Rutherford).

Momsen, who fronts the Pretty Reckless, began an "indefinite hiatus" from the show last fall amid headlines about her shocking interviews and fashion.

Szohr has always struggled to hit her stride on Gossip Girl, although that's more the fault of the writers than the actress. Hopefully this move is for the best.

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Jessica Szohr may have no shot in this one. Leighton Meester's a strong competitor, and, well ... she's channeling Gothic Barbie a little too much for our taste.

You be the judge, though. As you can see, she donned oversized shorts and a drapey silk cardigan and platforms at a fashionable Maybelline New York event.

Her Gossip Girl co-star, meanwhile, opted for the high fashion route in a color block Giambattista Valli dress with a draped front at NYC's Cipriani Wall Street.

Which Gossip Girl star's style do you prefer?

 

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Taylor Momsen must love Halloween. Either that or she hates it, since for one brief period per year, her underage-goth-girl-rocker look isn't edgy or unusual!

The Gossip Girl Corpse Bride herself showed up a party in W. Hollywood last night, with no shortage of leather or lace. Did we mention she's 17 years old?

So Edgy!

Hey, at compared to those topless concert pics, this is more or less tame. No word on whether The Pretty Reckless is renaming itself The Zombie Raccoons ...

Taylor Momsen readies for Halloween. Or just any Tuesday evening.

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Tim Gunn certainly does not mince words, and Tuesday night, the fashionable Project Runway fellow had some choice ones for Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen.

While promoting his new book, Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work, Tim just shot a guest spot on the new season of Gossip Girl.

Let's just say he wasn't impressed with T-Moms.

For one, he says if the actress paid more attention to her lines than her phone, the Pretty Reckless frontwoman woman be much better at her day job.

He says he found Momsen "sad" and pathetic."

"What a diva!" he says of the trouble-causing 17-year-old lightning rod. "She was pathetic, she couldn't remember her lines, and she didn't even have that many. I thought to myself 'why are we all being held hostage by this brat?"

The main problem, he says, was her BlackBerry use.

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Chace Crawford has pulled a Zac Efron. No, not the hair ... though that would apply.

The Gossip Girl star has unexpectedly backed out of the casting-plagued remake of Footloose, rendering the production once again short its leading man.

A Chace Pic

The film has been in the works, at least in theory, for a long time now, first with Efron scheduled to headline it and then Crawford. Both have bailed out.

Zac reportedly did not want to be typecast as the dude from cheesy, dance-themed films. Understandable. Chace's Gossip Girl schedule is the culprit.

CUT LOOSE: Chace Crawford has ... by his own volition.

As for which fleet-footed pretty boy may step in next? The studio may try to solve its casting woes by searching for an unknown star. Not a bad move.

Fortunately, still attached to the project, meanwhile, is former Dancing With the Stars cutie Julianne Hough. Who wouldn't sign on for that alone?

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There's a big episode of Gossip Girl on tonight.

The hit CW show creates more buzz and has more devoted fans (albeit a relatively small number of them) than just about any other show out there, so there was already talk of a spinoff last year. Now, that talk has resurfaced.

No flashing back to the '80s is on tap this time, though. On Saturday Night Live this weekend, the cast parodied Gossip Girl ... only without the sophistication.

Get ready for Gossip Girl: Staten Island!

Gossip Girl star Blake Lively handled hosting duties for the night, and appears in this parody as a girl from the S.I. Ferry who, well, let's just say she's trashy.

This might be very offensive to people who actually live on Staten Island, or non-snobs overall, but Jersey Shore is way worse. And is actually a real show.

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With all the twisted, weird and scandalous relationships that define Gossip Girl, who better than to perform live on the show than a rumored hermaphrodite?

The rising pop star sings, “Bad Romance,” at a private show arranged by Blair, who is trying to prove herself as a freshman at NYU, on Monday's new episode.

Hopefully, they get through the episode without a Lady Gaga nude scene, or her staging her own death on stage. Although it's Gossip Girl, you never know.

“My little sister is the hugest Gossip Girl fan ever,” said Lady Gaga, who wears a 30 foot-long dress for her concert. Naturally. Would you expect any less?

She says it's a "crazy performance art piece" in which she, via her song, serves as the narrator for what the characters are doing. Intrigued? Confused?

Us to. Check out the preview of Lady Gaga on Gossip Girl below ...

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The Gossip Girl cast has offered only vague details about her appearance, but Lady Gaga herself recently teased her upcoming cameo on the show next Monday.

"First of all, my sister's a huge fan, and she's 17 years old. She was like 'Oh my God, you have to do it,'" she told MTV of her eason for appearing on the CW hit.

"And I'd seen it. It's a great show."

We doubt the cameo will feature Lady Gaga unmasked. Expect elaborate costumes - and not your standard run-of-the-mill musical guest star appearance.

"I hate most TV show performances, because they kind of come in out of nowhere," she said. "It has nothing to do with the story and nobody cares."

What does she have in mind instead?

Weird Lady Gaga Hair

Lady Gaga made sure her Gossip Girl appearance was unique.

Rather than showing up on the set for a day, doing her thing and going home, Gaga met with producers to ensure she could do a performance she loved.

"I was like, 'Look, the reason I want to do this is because I'm trying to say something that is not exactly mainstream. So, if I can say it on your show, that would be, like, a real coup d'état for me as a performance artist.'"

Wonder what that could mean ... that's she's a hermaphrodite?

Okay, that's not gonna happen. But what she the result is a "crazy performance art" piece in which "I am the narrator behind what's been going on with the Gossip Girl characters and make the song part of the moment."

Now that should be something. Give her credit for uniqueness.

Here's a promo of Gaga's Gossip Girl visit ...

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