Kim Kardashian scores recurring role on 'Drop Dead Diva'

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kim-kardashian-getty.jpg Kim Kardashian, actress?

If the E! star has her way, we'll know her for much more than her reality shows (and, uh, extracurricular video activities) soon.

The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star has booked a recurring role on Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" as a new love interest for Fred. The show follows the adventures of a shallow model who wakes up in the body of a plus-size lawyer after a fatal accident. (It's complicated.)

Kardashian will play Nikki, the business partner of Fred's ex, Stacy. She'll debut in the show's fourth season premiere this summer, Lifetime announced.

"I'm ecstatic to welcome Kim to the 'Diva' family," creator Josh Berman says in a statement. "In discussing the role of Nikki with her, I'm blown away by her smarts, sense of humor and passion. This series is all about reinvention and I'm so excited to see Kim 'reinvented' in the world of 'Drop Dead Diva."

Thus far, Kardashian's acting experience has been limited to small roles on shows like "CSI" and "Beyond The Break," or playing herself in shows like "90210," "How I Met Your Mother" and coming soon, "Last Man Standing."
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