'Castle' Casting: Hilarie Burton to Guest Star
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Fans of One Tree Hill and White Collar will be very pleased to learn that Hilarie Burton has been cast to guest star in an upcoming episode of Castle season 4. Fans of the many Kardashian enterprises, however, may not be so thrilled.

While ABC has not come out directly and said it, Burton's character of Kay Cappuccio bears more than a passing resemblance to the young ladies of the Kardashian clan. It is not the most favorable of comparisons either.

The ABC press release on the guest character describes Cappuccio as a woman who has "achieved significant fame and fortune without possessing any discernible skill or talent." Despite this, pretty much everyone in the Castle world knows her for being "famous mostly for being famous."

Alas, all is not well with this fictional star. According to the character bio: "Her outspoken attitude, good looks and knockout body have made her a favorite of the tabloids and gossip websites the world over. Kay both relishes this spotlight and at the same time feels a prisoner of her own celebrity lifestyle -- the result is a woman who is more complex than she might at first seem."

Poor little reality star?

We aren't yet told in what capacity Kay Cappuccio enters into the Castle world, but it's a safe bet that she is somehow connected to a murder. Will she be a suspect? Or just a distressed friend.

Whatever the case, she will most likely be drawing some attention -- and possible admiration -- from some on the Castle team. When BuddyTV spoke to Tamala Jones earlier this fall, she teased a moment that we have not yet seen in Castle season 4:

"There was a crime scene that we were at, and there was this woman. And she was known for getting in and out of cars showing... you could see that she has no underwear on. You know, a Paris Hilton kind of a thing. And the guys are talking about it, and I think that they forget that Lanie's standing there. So Lanie kind of looks at Esposito like, 'Uh-huh. We've all seen pictures.'"

Click here to read the rest of the interview with Tamala Jones.

Could this refer to Hilarie Burton's Kay Cappuccio? Or will some other tabloid beauty come onto the scene?

Hilarie Burton will appear in episode 13 of Castle season 4, entitled "An Embarrassment of Bitches."

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