Tyra Banks Joining Gossip Girl

Entertainment Jul. 31, 2009 AT 6:36PM
Tyra Banks attends the 2009 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Tyra Banks attends the 2009 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Tyra Banks is ready for her close-up!

See photos of stars on set.

The America's Next Top Model host will guest star on one episode of Gossip Girl's upcoming third season, her rep confirms to Usmagazine.com.

Get a third season sneak peek.

Banks will play Ursula Nyquist, a larger-than-life actress who Serena (played by Blake Lively) must control at the premiere of her latest movie, her rep tells Us.

The episode will air Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. EST.

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The former supermodel isn't the only star who'll be spotted on the Upper East Side.

Hilary Duff signed on for a multi-episode story arc -- she'll be playing a movie star who enrolls at NYU and rooms with Jessica Szohr's character, Vanessa -- earlier this month.

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