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Don’t Move To New York City Based Solely On What You See On TV: A User’s Guide

July 28th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Don’t Move To New York City Based Solely On What You See On TV:
As a born and bred New Yorker, I’m drawn to shows about my city, taking comfort in the familiar sights and settings; yet I often find myself asking, “Did the writers of some of these shows ever step foot in Manhattan?”

I can shake off the inconsistencies, but I sometimes wonder about all the people saving their babysitting and paper route money hoping to someday move to the Big Apple hoping to mirror the glamorous life seen on the small screen.

Hence, a guide to separating fact from fiction:

‘Smash’ only lasted two seasons, but it was long enough to get your hopes up that moving here wo...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2014

January 2nd, 2014 11:00am EST
Sandra Bullock
Welcome to day two of 2014! Looking back in time 50 years ago, the year was 1964. Major events of that year included President Johnson being re-elected by a landslide over Barry Goldwater. The investigation of John F. Kennedy's assassination by the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of the President. In the civil rights movement, three workers were murdered in Mississippi during the "Freedom Summer," and Anchorage, Alaska was hit by a massive earthquake.

In pop culture, Beatlemania had officially hit North America and on February 9 of that year, s...
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Kim Kardashian Is The Second Highest Paid 'Actress' On Television

July 18th, 2012 12:11pm EDT
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian isn't number one on Forbes' recent list of the highest paid actresses on television, but she's pretty darn close.

The E! reality star made a whopping $18 million over the last 12 months. She earned that big chunk of change from filming her series "Keeping Up With The Karashians" as well as from her perfume and the clothing line she shares with her sisters.

And the Kardashians seem to be taking over the world. Her younger sis Khloe came in at the number five spot on Forbes' list with $11 million in total earnings.

For reality stars who have no discernable talent, they make...
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Mariska Hargitay Opens Up About 'Devastating' Failed Adoption

April 4th, 2012 1:16pm EDT
Mariska Hargitay
Actress Mariska Hargitay has told of her devastation after losing out on an adoption when the baby's mother changed her mind.

The Law & Order: SVU star had finalized an adoption plan with a woman who wanted to give up her unborn child, and was even in the delivery room when the tot came into the world.

Hargitay and her husband Peter Hermann parented the newborn for two days - only to be told the biological mom wanted the baby back.

She tells Good Housekeeping magazine, "It was nothing short of devastating. But... it was probably the greatest, happiest ending. I mean, it was so painful ...
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Investigating 'Law & Order: SVU' Star Danny Pino

February 8th, 2012 4:09pm EST
Law & Order: SVU
Law & Order: SVU fans: you landed the best detective working in television.

After seven seasons as a major part of what made Cold Case a cult hit (one that's still talked about two years after its cancellation), Danny Pino has revitalized SVU in its thirteenth season. If anyone could fill the major void left by the departure of series star Christopher Meloni, it was Pino, who created a memorable character of his own in Cold Case's smart and often smart-mouthed Scotty Valens (and stepped in to replace a character on that series as well; current Grey's Anatomy star Justin Chambers had his ...
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Celebrity Babies Born In 2011

December 19th, 2011 5:00pm EST
Victoria Beckham and Harper Seven
It was a celebrity baby boom this year. Some of Hollywood's biggest stars added to their family. Don't believe us? Let us refresh your memory.

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom barely made the list, but the beautiful couple's kid arrived in January to be the first celebrity baby of 2011.

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem joined the baby bonanza weeks later by welcoming their bundle of joy in the same month.

Laila Ali & Curtis Conway celebrated the arrival of baby Sydney in April, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon gave us the famous twins Monroe & Moroccan!

In June Pink & Carey Hart delivered fut...
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'Law & Order: SVU' Filming Shut Down After Occupy Protesters Storm Set

December 9th, 2011 2:23pm EST
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Police shut down production on New York-based crime series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on Friday morning after Occupy Wall Street protesters stormed the set.

Crew and cast members were shooting an upcoming episode about the Occupy Wall Street movement just after midnight when over 100 angered activists arrived at Manhattan's Foley Square, where TV producers had erected a replica base camp to feature on the show, which stars Mariska Hargitay.

The disruption by demonstrators, who roamed the set and inspected the extras, signs and make-shift tents intended to mimic their previous cam...
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Mariska Hargitay Adopts Baby Boy

October 19th, 2011 11:20am EDT
Mariska Hargitay
Actress Mariska Hargitay has adopted a baby boy.

The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star and her husband Peter Hermann brought home Andrew Nicolas just six months after adopting daughter Amaya.

Hargitay tells People magazine, "We knew we wanted to have more children. We thought, 'We should start planning now, since it will take a while.' We never in a million years thought it would happen this quickly, but something inside of us knew that that was right, and we said yes, yes, yes! We're pinching ourselves. We're just taking in this blessing."

And the actress reveals the two childre...
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Eva Longoria & Tina Fey Are The Highest Paid Ladies On Television

September 29th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Eva Longoria Desperate Housewives
Eva Longoria and Tina Fey have been named the highest-earning actresses in television.

The "Desperate Housewives" actress came top of a list of TV's best-paid female stars complied by Forbes magazine, tying the number one spot with "30 Rock" funnywoman Fey. The publication reports they earned $13 million each between May 2010 and May 2011.

Longoria's co-star Marcia Cross, who earned $10 million, came third in a tie with "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation's" Marg Helgenberger.

Two more "Desperate Housewives" stars, Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffma...
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Fall Review: 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'

September 21st, 2011 10:00pm EDT
Law & Order: SVU
NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit had a buzzworthy offseason, and tonight we got our first look at what one could term the 'new' SVU. Somewhat.

Headlines were made when star Christopher Meloni departed the long-running crime drama (although one could argue that it wasn't too shocking, as his dozen years of service were much longer than some entire shows go). It was later announced that his costar Mariska Hargitay was scaling back her commitment, and B.D. Wong left for a role on the new NBC series Awake.

With the moves, the rumblings began - with the axing of the mothership, failur...
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'Modern Family' Dominates The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards (See List Of Winners)

September 19th, 2011 7:41am EDT
Modern Family
Modern Family came full circle at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, winning the very first honors of the night and closing the show by topping the prestigious Comedy Series category.

Mad Men looked set to dominate the night, going in with 19 top nominations, and it continued its winning streak for the best drama title for the fourth year in a row.

But the stars of the period drama didn't fair so well - Jon Hamm was a four-time loser for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Kyle Chandler claimed that prize for his role in Friday Night Lights, while Julianna Margulies beat t...
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Maria Bello Hosts Fundraiser For Haiti's Earthquake Survivors

July 19th, 2011 11:44am EDT
Maria Bello
Maria Bello's famous friends helped raise thousands of dollars for aid efforts in Haiti by attending the actress' star-studded charity gala in New York over the weekend.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor star hosted the Hamptons for Haiti fundraiser at the Ross School in East Hampton, New York on Sunday in aid of her We Advance organization, which helps Haiti's earthquake survivors.

Patricia Arquette, Liev Schreiber and Mariska Hargitay all turned out for the event, which featured an auction with prizes including a visit to the set of Bello's TV show Prime Suspect and a trip to Hait...
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'Mad Men' And 'Mildred Pierce' Lead 2011 Primetime Emmy Nominations (See List)

July 14th, 2011 10:19am EDT
Mad Men
Hit drama Mad Men looks set to dominate the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards after scoring 19 nominations, including Best Drama.

Mad Men star Jon Hamm will go up against the likes of Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Hugh Laurie (House) and Michael C. Hall (Dexter) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, while his co-star Elisabeth Moss will battle for the lead actress prize against Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Kathy Bates (Harry's Law).

The Outstanding Drama Series category will be a closely-fought affair - Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Friday Night Ligh...
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Christopher Meloni Quits 'Law And Order: SVU'?

May 25th, 2011 11:29am EDT
Christopher Meloni
Christopher Meloni has reportedly quit his role in hit cop drama Law And Order: Special Victims Unit after 12 years on air.

The actor, who plays Detective Elliot Stabler opposite Mariska Hargitay in the long-running series, is said to have dropped out of the show's upcoming 13th season after negotiations with TV bosses broke down, according to TVLine.com.

The website reports series creator Dick Wolf is now searching for a suitable replacement, while Hargitay is expected to return for series 13.

Hargitay, who recently adopted a baby girl, is expected to cut back her role in upcoming ep...
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Inside Catherine Zeta-Jones' Private Struggle With Bipolar II Mood Disorder

April 24th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Catherine Zeta-Jones
In early April, Oscar and Tony-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones checked in to a mental-health facility in Connecticut and was given a diagnosis during her five-day stay there that surprised many, including even the star herself: bipolar II disorder, a mental illness marked by prolonged periods of depression alternating with episodes of mild mania. In going public with her diagnosis, Zeta-Jones, 41, hopes to destigmatize the illness and help others who are undergoing similar struggles. "This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am one of them," she tells PEOPLE in a sta...
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Mariska Hargitay Adopts Baby Girl

April 7th, 2011 8:56am EDT
Mariska Hargitay
Actress Mariska Hargitay has spoken of her delight after adopting a baby girl.

The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star and her actor husband Peter Hermann have welcomed American-born Amaya Josephine into their family.

She tells People.com, "I'm deliriously happy. From the minute she was born, she was just surprisingly alert and so full of love. We were considering both international and domestic adoption and we're thrilled that this is the way our prayers were answered. We talked a lot about mixed-race adoptions, and we are very excited that we are now a multi-racial family. We're ju...
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Q&A: Rose McGowan Talks Bombshell Role in 'Law & Order: SVU'

March 23rd, 2011 12:02pm EDT
Rose_McGowan
There’s nothing innocent about brunette beauty Rose McGowan. From a cold blooded teenage killer (Devil in the Flesh) to a go-go dancer with a machine gun-leg (Planet Terror), the 37-year-old actress and former fiancé of 42-year-old shock rocker Marilyn Manson isn’t afraid to channel her dark side. Since her days playing an enchanting witch on the television series “Charmed,” McGowan continues to be hailed by fans as one of Hollywood’s most tantalizing femme fatales. It’s no wonder she was chosen for a role that’s seemingly perfect. In NBC‘s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” McGowan will ...
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'Real Housewife' Countess LuAnn de Lesseps Talks About Her Role on Law & Order: SVU

February 21st, 2011 10:17am EST
Countess LuAnn de Lesseps
LuAnn de Lesseps is the break-out star of Bravo's hit series "Real Housewives of New York City", but that's only one facet of her life. Known to most as simply "The Countess", LuAnn is also a singer, an author, a devotee to charity, an etiquette expert, and now an actress. The busy mother of two guest stars on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU entitled "Bully", playing an art patron entangled in a murder case.

Starpulse had the pleasure of participating in a conference call where The Countess describes her experience on set, the changes she's faced in recent years, and what we can ex...
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Chris Rock To Serve Mariska Hargitay Breakfast In Bed Naked?

December 8th, 2010 1:18pm EST
Chris Rock
Chris Rock is set to strip off to bring Mariska Hargitay breakfast in bed - the actress bid $25,000 at a charity auction to have the comic serve her in the nude.

The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star was among the guests attending the Children's Defense Fund benefit in New York City on Monday night. Rock helped raise money by offering to serve a winning bidder breakfast, and when auctioneer Ali Wentworth failed to secure a huge donation for the prize, the clever saleswoman upped the odds by insisting he carry out the task naked.

According to the New York Daily News, she told the cr...
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2010 Emmys: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

August 28th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
2010 Emmys
It’s a transitional year for the Emmys, meaning this is one of the more exciting races in recent memories. The flood of new nominees (brought on by a stellar development slate) means that we can no longer rely on the predictable Emmy voting to determine winners. Instead, this is a year where we can see many newcomers emerging and starting a whole new slate of predictable nominees.

Yes, that was a little cynical, but it’s the sad truth of the Emmys – habits are hard to break for the voters. Luckily, this year the virgin nominees have afforded them an extensive choice for brand new habits.

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Yup, Snooki Earns $30,000 Per Episode; See What Other TV Favorites Make

August 11th, 2010 2:22pm EDT
Snooki
TVGuide.com just released a list of television's top earners, and there were a few surprises among the bunch. Self-proclaimed Rich Bitch (see photo above) "Jersey Shore" guidette Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi takes home $30,000 per episode while Kate Gosselin claims $250,000 per episode for "Kate Plus 8." Maybe making an ass out of yourself on TV and in the public is the way to get rich these days.

Television's highest paid drama stars include "House" actor Hugh Laurie ($400,000 an ep); Christopher Meloni & Mariska Hargitay from "Law & Order: SVU" ($395,000 each); and "CSI's" Marg Helgenberger,...
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Jennifer Love Hewitt Is Bloody & Battered

August 10th, 2010 5:15pm EDT
Jennifer Love Hewitt
No, she wasn't in an accident. She was on set! Jennifer Love Hewitt filmed a guest appearance on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" on Monday. She wore bloody makeup on her face and a bloody and ripped button up shirt. Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay were also on set.

Jennifer has found happiness with a new man - she's dating actor/director Alex Beh. The couple was spotted enjoying a romantic dinner date in Los Angeles last month, and the actress is smitten, reported Us Weekly.

Her series "Ghost Whisperer" was canceled last season.

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'Glee,' HBO's 'The Pacific' Land Massive Emmy Nominations

July 8th, 2010 10:26am EDT
Glee
Hit TV musical "Glee" is set to be the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards after landing a massive 19 nominations.

The comedy about a group of high school students in a choir club will fight for the Outstanding TV Comedy prize against "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock," which has taken home the title for the last three years.

"Glee's" leading stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele have been nominated in the male and female categories for the outstanding comedy actor awards, while their co-star Chris Colfer has received a best supporting...
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Weekly Fashion Wrap Up: The Good Of The Week

May 14th, 2010 1:57pm EDT
Weely Fashion Wrap-up
Most celebrities are in Cannes right now (or, all of the super relevant ones), so it's a short Fashion Wrap Up until the majors are back in the States! Here's the short list of the Best Dressed for the week ending in May 14th.

Debra Messing knows how to rock pants on the red (pink) carpet!

Is it just us, or does Mariska Hargitay look fabulous?

Brooke Burns does everything right with this outfit- hair, dress, makeup!

We never thought Kathy Griffin would end up on our best dressed list, but here she is!

It's something about those Kardashians lately, either they
just really ...
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Debra Messing Has A Joyful Heart

May 6th, 2010 5:15pm EDT
Debra Messing
Debra Messing showed off her sexy side at the Joyful Heart Foundation gala in New York City yesterday. We love her silver sleeveless blouse.

Hilary Swank, Maria Bello and Mariska Hargitay also attended last night's event, which recognized the 15th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.

We may get to see the former "Will And Grace" star back on TV again. She's starring in a new ABC pilot called "Wright v. Wrong." She plays a conservative pundit who, with the help of her eclectic staff, tries to maintain her public persona despite being faced with her vulnerabilities.

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2010 Academy Awards Fashion: Best & Worst

March 8th, 2010 10:54am EST
Oscars 2010 Fashion
There were some definite hits and misses on the red carpet at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards last night. Zoe Salanda and Charlize Theron both opted for purple - Zoe in a Riccardo Tisci ruffled dress and Charlize Theron in a Dior breast-enhancing gown. Miley Cyrus looked quite grown up in a champagne Jennifer Packham ensemble that featured a corset-like top half.

Jennifer Lopez chose an off-white lopsided Armani Prive gown. Cameron Diaz also wore an Armani Prive, but she harkened back to Hollywood glamour in the gold beaded dress. Also opting for beads was Best Actress winner Sandra Bulloc...
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Sexy Sirens: The Hottest Cops On TV And The Big Screen

March 5th, 2010 2:30pm EST
Brooklyn’s Finest
Acclaimed director, Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) has once again created a buzz with his latest release, Brooklyn’s Finest. Starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes, the gritty film chronicles a chaotic week in the conflicted lives of three New York City narcotics officers. As we think back, a number of our favorite stars have sworn to protect and serve; here’s a list of our favorite sexy sirens to grace the big and small screens:

Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson), Christopher Meloni (Eliot Stabler) and Ice T (Odafin “Fin” Tutuola) on Law and Order: SVU

Detective...
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SAG Awards Fashion: Crimson Gowns, Bare Shoulders & More (Photos)

January 25th, 2010 1:30pm EST
SAG Awards Fashion
One-shouldered dresses and vibrant crimson gowns dominated the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards this weekend. Mariah Carey, "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks, and other ladies captivated in red, while celebrities like "30 Rock's" Jane Krakowski and French actress Marion Cotillard were one of the many who opted for the single shoulder look.

Sandra Bullock was named Best Actress for her performance in The Blind Side. She won the same award at last week's Golden Globes. Mo'nique took home Best Supporting Actress for Precious, while Tina Fey and Julianna Margulies claimed...
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Remote Control Battle: TV Both Men And Women May Enjoy Together

November 16th, 2009 9:00pm EST
Remote Control Battle
A Woman's Perspective: Remember when sitcoms used to make jokes about how men and women watch television differently? The sloppy, somewhat aloof husband character would always be zooming through the channels, flicking the remote faster than his perky, pretty, younger wife could keep up. She'd then snatch the remote and pause on each channel achingly slowly, narrating not only what was occurring in the scene on screen but also what she hoped or thought would occur next.

Not only did men and women watch differently, though, what they watched was always assumed to be different. Men had the...
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Slideshow: Other Actresses Worthy Of 'Cougar Town' Residency

September 28th, 2009 11:45am EDT
Cougar Town Residents
Cougar Town premiered on ABC last week, shining the spotlight on a subject that has fascinated young men since the beginning of time. Courtney Cox is a perfect choice to head the cast, but unfortunately that seems to be where the good decisions end. The only other cougar on this show is Christa Miller (the sort-of attractive female friend from The Drew Carey Show), and she's not so much a cougar as she is someone who inspires the phrase "She must have been hot back in her prime." The female cast is rounded out by Busy Philipps, who is certainly attractive, but only 30 and still far removed ...
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