Michele, whom we last saw in "House," is set to play star Blake Lively's tough-as-nails Hollywood boss. "I’m playing a Hollywood movie mogul type," she told ESSENCE.com during the Herve Leger by Max Azria show at New York Fashion Week.
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The beautiful actress, who recently celebrated her 45th birthday, says her diva character is based on the amazing women she's worked with in Hollywood. "I had one person in mind at the beginning of filming," she says. "Sherry Lansing, who ran Paramount for many years."
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Season 5 of "Gossip Girls" airs September 26th.