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Elizabeth Hurley Moves to the Upper East Side on 'Gossip Girl,' 'Buffy' Star Returns to TV More Casting News

Date July 05, 2011
Elizabeth Hurley 'Gossip Girl' has recruited its latest Upper East Side troublemaker from NBC's DOA 'Wonder Woman' pilot.

Elizabeth Hurley will play 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...

Elizabeth Hurley 'Gossip Girl' has recruited its latest Upper East Side troublemaker from NBC's DOA 'Wonder Woman' pilot.

Elizabeth Hurley will play 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," executive producers Stephanie Savage and Joshua Safran told TVLine.

Hurley will stick around for a multi-episode arc.

In other TV casting news ...

ABC Family's 'The Lying Game' is holding out for a hero. Adrian Pasdar, formerly of NBC's 'Heroes,' is joining the series as the father of one of the main character's friends. [TV Guide]

• '90210''s Liam is getting a new love interest.Kristina Apgar, formerly of 'Privileged,' will recur as a 21-year-old widow from Alaska. [THR]

Charisma Carpenter, she of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Angel' fame, is dropping by 'Burn Notice.' She'll play a high-maintenance trophy wife married to a Russian bioweapons engineer. [TVLine]

• Amy Madigan and Lance Henriksen are about to family feud on 'Memphis Beat.'The actors will play the heads of rival crime families on the TNT show. [TV Guide]

• Two new detectives are joining 'Law & Order: UK.'Dominic Rowan will play a senior crown prosecutor and Peter Davison will play the new director of the crown prosecution service. [THR]

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