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An all-new episode of TV's most overhyped hottest show, Gossip Girl, airs tonight, and as you may have heard, Tyra Banks and Hilary Duff will be appearing.

All told, it could have been a lot worse, but also better. Here's the rundown on the episode a little early if you simply can't wait for this must-see CW event:

  • Hilary Duff, while much maligned by some of the show's ardent fans as a stunt casting move, can at least act. Tyra Banks? That's pure stunt casting.
  • Duff's character, Olivia, enrolls at NYU to live a normal college life. She's a movie star, which new love Dan (Penn Badgley) somehow doesn't know.
  • Banks' character, Ursula, is co-starring with Olivia in a movie premiering in New York. Serena (Blake Lively) gets a job as Ursula's new publicist.
  • Jenny (Taylor Momsen) does not want to rule high school with an iron fist. Blair (Leighton Meester) wishes she were back where she still could.

Check out some photos below and follow this link for more Gossip Girl spoilers!

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Here it is, the moment you've all been waiting for: Hilary Duff joins the cast of Gossip Girl! She looks kinda like ... Hilary Duff, only on Gossip Girl.

Duff's character, Olivia, is a movie star trying to live the typical college life. Assigned to be Vanessa's (Jessica Szohr) roommate at NYU - their dorm room is the setting of the photo below - Olivia gets to know Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley).

Lauren Conrad, Hilary Duff

Olivia becomes attracted to Dan, and vica versa. Of course, there's a twist: Dan is so tuned out to pop culture that he doesn't realize the girl he's falling for is a huge star famous for her role in a Twilight-esque series of vampire movies.

So that's like Dan not knowing who Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are. Come to think of it, that sounds kind of like Dan. It just might work.

Here's Hilary Duff entering her dorm room at NYU ...

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As advertised, Hilary Duff is coming to Gossip Girl in the teen drama's new season, and the singer-actress was spotted on the New York City set Monday afternoon.

The Duffster is set to play a famous film star named Olivia who ends up studying at NYU with some other characters (Dan, Blair, Vanessa, Georgina, Scott, etc).

Here's Hilary and her rumored love interest, Penn Badgley:

  • The Duffster
  • The Badge

Gossip Girl returns, with Hilary Duff guest starring, for its third season on September 14. Are you excited for Hilary's arrival? [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

In other guest star news, Gossip Girl signed Tyra Banks to appear on the show this season, reportedly as a character in a faux movie starring Duff's character.

Is this a sign of the show getting more notoriety and credibility, or of jumping the shark? Should we see more of Blake Lively in low-cut tops instead?

What do you think, Gossip Girl fans?

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Is the Upper East Side ready for more star power? We'll find out as Hilary Duff is coming to Gossip Girl for a guest role this fall, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The actress-designer-pop singer will play Olivia Burke, a movie star (typecasting lives) who enrolls at NYU in search of the traditional college experience.

Lauren Conrad, Hilary Duff

Her character will room with the unpopular Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) at the college. Duff will debut in this season's fourth episode, slated to air October 5.

Gossip Girl producers spotted an opening in Duff's schedule after NBC passed on her comedy pilot Barely Legal. She was to play a lawyer in it, of course.

Hilary Duff Biography

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