Exclusive: Hilary Duff joins 'Gossip Girl'

Hilary-duff_l Is the Upper East Side big enough for Serena, Blair and the Duffster?! We’re about to find out because the onetime tween sensation is joining Gossip Girl for a multi-episode arc, sources confirm to me exclusively.

The actress-designer-pop chanteuse will play Olivia Burke, a movie star who enrolls at NYU in search of a traditional college experience. She ends up rooming with Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) so it’s safe to say she’ll be majoring in Drama!

Duff will debut in this season’s fourth episode, slated to air Oct. 5.

Gossip producers spotted an opening in Duff’s schedule after NBC passed on her comedy pilot Barely Legal.

What say you, Gossip gurus? Do you approve of Duff’s casting? Thoughts on who she’ll be paired with romantically? (My guess: Dan.) Sound off below!  


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  • Kim

    Too bad I don’t watch Gossip Girl, I like Hilary.
    I guess I’ll have to turn it on just for her.

  • Ryan

    I’ll try to reserve judgment till I see her on the show, but…oy.

  • Jennifer

    I think this could be interesting, but I think she’ll probably end up as a Nate conquest… won’t it be awkward when she brings Nate back to her dorm room only to find Vanessa there? Hrm….

  • Jade

    great just what this show needed more stupid fat blondes, it wasn’t enought with joana now it’s hilary, they can kiss season 4 goodbye

    • tayto

      so true

  • DryedMangoez

    Hilary is definitely still developing as an actress. So it’ll be good to see her in something different.

  • Adam

    She was surprisingly good on SVU last year, and this is a big name for the Teen-Drama. Great casting.

  • sarah

    NOOOOOOO I do not like this.

  • Danouk

    Oy with the poodles already!!

  • Lili

    Seriously, I’ve stood through Gossip Girl through a lot, the Meester sex tape being the latest, but I just CAN’T stand her! ugh. I really hope it’s just an arc and that she vanishes away forever after that! UGH! WHY G.G.? WHY???? :C

    • tayto

      a car crash maybe? a stage accident? someone has to write to the producers of this serie and convince them to kill her allready!! :(

  • Gege

    OH NO !
    Please, tell this news are fake !

  • Davi Silva

    I’m really really happy!
    I hope it’s true.
    I gotta start watching Gossip Girl _NOW_

  • Anne

    Way to screw up one of my favorite shows. Not a fan. Will watch with an open mind, but I’m not looking forward to this.

  • cdot

    i wonder what faye dunaway thinks of this. lol

  • N

    Jade – you are an idiot. seriously, please stop watching gossip girl.

  • bna

    Like her. She is talented and hot:

    • tayto

      she may be both bbut she’s just not right for the part. whhy dont she join the jonas brothers ?

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