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April 6th, 2006 11:23am EDT
Whoopi GoldbergOscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony and Grammy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg will guest-star in the first episode of a new recurring role on NBC's drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent as a foster mother gone very bad. Goldberg's appearance will be broadcast in May and in this episode, her character, Chesley Watkins, will be a criminal nemesis to Detective Mike Logan (Chris Noth).

"I love the show and have wanted to come on forever. I told the writers, 'I want to be dead-eye bad,' so I hope they're ready for my 'Criminal Intent,'" said Goldberg.

"Whoopi never gets to be the bad guy in the world of 'Criminal Intent.' She'll be the baddest," says Fred Berner, Executive Producer, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

Joining Goldberg in the episode will be Emmy Award-winner S. Epatha Merkerson, who will reprise her character Lieutenant Van Buren from Law & Order in a crossover appearance.