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Archive For: Law & Order: SVU

BATTER UP, CUTTER!

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As an attorney on Law & Order and L&O: Special Victims Unit, Mike Cutter (played by Linus Roache) has been known to bend the rules in the pursuit of justice. And while his official reprimand for practicing law without technically having completed his bachelor’s degree may keep him out of the D.A. hall of fame fact, that isn’t going to keep fans away from placing a bid on the character’s baseball glove and unique collection of baseballs. Featured on-screen in multiple episodes, these props – including an NYPD baseball and cricket ball (both pictured on Cutter’s desk above) – as well as the character’s official Rawlings major league baseball and baseball with a map of New York City (plus the glove) – are now available at VIP Fan Auctions.…

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FNL EARNS EMMY NOMINATIONS IN MAJOR DRAMATIC CATAGORIES

And the nominees are…

Congrats to Friday Night Lights. The drama, whose final episode airs Friday July 15, was nominated for Outstanding Drama, along with ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘The Good Wife’, ‘Mad Men’, ‘Dexter’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. For ‘FNL’, this is the show’s 10th Emmy nomination overall. It’s only win was for Outstanding Casting in 2007.

Also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series are Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton as Eric and Tami Taylor.

Chandler, who plays East Dillon High School football Coach Eric Taylor, is up against Michael C. Hall of ‘Dexter’, Steve Buscemi of ‘Boardwalk Empire’, Jon Hamm of ‘Mad Men’, Hugh Laurie of ‘House’ and Timothy Olyphant of ‘Justified’.…

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MAN OF STEEL MEETS LAW & ORDER

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When news broke that former Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Christopher Meloni would be joining the cast of the next Superman film, rumors quickly swirled that the actor would play the Man of Steel’s arch nemesis, Lex Luthor, but NYmag.com’s Vulture column reports the rumor is full of Kryptonite. Instead, the actor will play a general (Zod, perhaps? The film’s director, Zack Snyder, denied it.) When asked for more details, Meloni told the website, “I can’t tell you, or I’d have to kill you.” Filming will reportedly begin in August.…

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LAW & ORDER: SVU ON ICE

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WIth CHris Meloni leaving the series and Mariska Hargitay scaling back her role, fans of Law & Order: SVU are bracing for a lot of new faces next year. One familiar mug that will be returning, however, is Ice-T as Fin Tutuola, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The rapper-actor-reality star announced June 10 via Twitter that he inked a two-year deal through what would be the series’ 14th season: “I’ve just locked in my new SVU deal.. So I’ll officially be back for the next 2 years at least. DONE.”

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LAW & ORDER TO FACE THE JURY

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Actress Rosie Perez (White Men Can’t Jump) has filed a lawsuit against the producers of Law & Order: SVU seeking damages related to a herniated disc she claims to have received while filming the 2009 episode “Hardwired.” The lawsuit reportedly claims that an extra “recklessly pulled, grabbed, yanked, wrenched and/or manhandled” the actress while filming a scene in which she was reaching into a car and attacking its driver. The injury allegedly occurred when an actor playing a crossing guard steps in to stop the assault. “The thing to do was taking someone who knows what he’s doing to make it look violent without being violent,” lawyer Brian O’Dwyer said to the New York Daily News.…

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LOVE & ORDER?

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After a dozen season on Law & Order: SVU, Mariska Hargitay has asked to see her role scaled back next season, and Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer) is reportedly the leading candidate to fill her shoes, according to TV Line.com. The website reports that “Around midseason, Hargitay’s Olivia Benson will pass the baton on to a new female detective.” Hargitay’s on-screen partner, Christopher Meloni, has not yet signed a contract to return next season.…

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SPIDER-MAN'S CRIMINAL INTENT

The foibles of Broadway debacle Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will reportedly be fodder for an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. TV Line reports that while the Marvel Comics webslinger-turned-Great White Way superhero singer will not make an appearance, an upcoming episode will mirror the seemingly doomed production that has been plagued by technical glitches, cast injuries, budget overruns and generally villainous reviews. The musical featured in the L&O episode will reportedly be dubbed Icarus (a nod to the falling cast members, no doubt) and will focus on a “high-strung and larger-than-life” director and a rock-star composer named “Arno” (Bono wrote the music for the Spider-Man show).…

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LAW, ORDER & MOTHERHOOD

Stop, or my mommy will shoot!

Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay has a new baby girl. The actress and her husband, Peter Hermann, reportedly adopted a daughter earlier this month, according to People.com. The newborn also has a bodyguard in her new 4 1/2-year-old brother, August.  “He is over the moon,” Hargitay told People. “He calls her his baby because he says the whole thing was his idea. He always talks about how he’s going to protect her. He’s going to be a great big brother.”

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LAW & ORDER: PARADE OF STARS

Rita Wilson coming to L&O: SVU

Hot on the heels of Rose McGowan’s swingin’ turn on Law & Order: SVU, another star has signed on for a guest appearance: Rita Wilson (It’s Complicated, Old Dogs). She will play the mother of a “seriously disturbed” child who is under investigation, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The episode will air in May. WIth Law & Order quickly joining the ranks of The Simpsons, 30 Rock and the old Batman series as a showcase for guest stars, what has been your favorite bit of stunt casting? Bob Newhart on ER?…

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