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OTRC: Kim Kardashian lands recurring role on 'Drop Dead Diva'

Kim Kardashian celebrated her 31st birthday at Marquee Nightclub inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on October 21, 2011. (Denise Truscello / Wire Image)

Kim Kardashian can add another credit to her growing acting resume.

The reality star announced on her official website on January 26, that she landed a role on the Lifetime series "Drop Dead Diva."

"I am so excited to announce that I'll be guest starring on 'Drop Dead Diva' season four this summer," Kardashian said. "My character is called Nikki, who is Ben's new love interest and starts a business venture with his ex, Stacy! I can't wait to get to work with everyone on set!!"

Kardashian linked to a report by The Hollywood Reporter which mentions her role will be part of a multiple episode arc.

"Drop Dead Diva" is about a full-figured lawyer named Jane, played by Brooke Elliott, who is inhabited by the soul of the deceased ditzy model Deb. Jane/Deb works at a law firm with Deb's former fiance Grayson (played by Jackson Hurst), who has no idea the former love of his life works next to him every day.

April Bowlby plays Jane/Deb's best friend Stacy, while Ben Feldman is Jane/Deb's guardian angel, Ben.

"In discussing the role of Nikki with her, I'm blown away by her smarts, sense of humor and passion," series creator and executive producer Josh Berman told the trade paper about casting Kardashian. "This series is all about reinvention and I'm so excited to see Kim 'reinvented' in the world of 'Drop Dead Diva.'"

Last month it was announced Kardashian booked a guest role on the Tim Allen series "Last Man Standing." In the show, the 31-year-old will play a version of herself for a February episode. The episode will include the middle daughter of Allen's character, who is obsessed with reality shows. An ABC spokesperson confirmed Kardashian's participation.

The reality star has played herself on television before in a 2010 episode of "90210" and in a 2009 episode of "How I Met Your Mother."

In October, Kardashian was cast in the Tyler Perry film "The Marriage Counselor," in a supporting role as a fellow co-worker of the film's lead, a character named Judith, who will be played by former child actress Jurnee Smollett.

Kardashian meanwhile, has had roles in "Deep in the Valley" and "Disaster Movie." She also had a guest spot on "CSI: NY" in 2009.

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