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Law & Order: SVU's Dann Florek on Going Undercover, Blowing Up the Formula in Season 13

Law & Order: SVU

More than 20 years after TV viewers first met Capt. Donald Cragen (Dann Florek) on Law & Order, the actor — not to mention fans — still doesn't quite have his character figured out. And he wouldn't have it any other way.

"I always like when the writers throw a curve ball or when I discover something new because playing a character like this, to me, is like hanging out with a really good friend," Florek tells TVGuide.com. "I would never presume that I know everything about him."

Exclusive sneak peek: SVU's Captain Cragen is ready to go undercover

Florek will learn a lot more about his "friend" on Wednesday's episode of Law & Order: SVU (airing at 10/9c on NBC) when Cragen volunteers to go undercover as a man seeking a mail-order Russian bride. Although ADA Cabot (Stephanie March) is quick to warn the captain not to get emotionally involved with his fake date, that proves much easier said than done. "When you go undercover, one of the key things you have to do is play a character as close to yourself as possible so you don't get caught up in... read more

Kelly Ripa Signs New Five-Year Deal for Live as Regis' Exit Nears

Kelly Ripa

With Regis Philbin set to leave Live with Regis and Kelly next week, his co-anchor Kelly Ripa has signed a new five-year deal to stay on the daytime show, Deadline reports.

Ripa's new contract will take affect when her deal expires in... read more

Brett Ratner Steps Down as Oscars Producer Following Gay Slur

Brett Ratner

Director Brett Ratner resigned as producer of the 84th annual Academy Awards telecast Tuesday after coming under fire for making a gay slur.

"He did the right thing for the Academy and for himself," Academy President Tom Sherak said in a statement issued late Tuesday. "Words have meaning, and they have consequences. Brett is a good person, but his comments were unacceptable. We all hope this will be an opportunity to raise awareness about the harm that is caused by reckless and insensitive remarks, regardless of... read more

Exclusive Sneak Peek: SVU's Captain Cragen Is Ready to Go Undercover

Dann Florek

Sure, he's been the head of the special victims unit for the last 12 years (and was top boss on the original Law & Order for three years before that). But on this week's episode of Law & Order: SVU, fans will see Captain Cragen (Dann Florek) as they've never seen him before when he goes undercover.

In this exclusive clip from Wednesday's episode (airing at 10/9c on NBC), Cragen realizes he fits the description for a mail-order Russian Bride customer (a lonely, mature man with money) and volunteers himself for the job to ADA Cabot (Stephanie March). Although he openly admits he probably hasn't been undercover since before read more

Parenthood's New Girl Alexandra Daddario on Causing Drama For Adam, Improv on the Set

Alexandra Daddario

They've opened up shop and welcomed their first customer with Grammy winner Cee Lo Green. Now Adam and Crosby's burgeoning business is getting a receptionist on Parenthood. Enter, Rachel (Alexandra Daddario).

"She's a young girl who is sort of figuring out her life and really wants to go into the music business," Daddario tells TVGuide.com of her multi-episode arc starting on Tuesday's episode (10/9c, NBC).  "She comes in and she sort of causes a little bit of drama for Adam (Peter Krause)."

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Glee Casts Guiding Light Actress to Play Mama Trouty Mouth

Tanya Clarke

Glee has cast Guiding Light actress Tanya Clarke to play mom to Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet), Entertainment Weekly reports.

Gleeks will meet Mary Evans in the Dec. 6 episode and the role may... read more

VIDEO: Are Courtney Stodden's Boobs Real? (And Spectacular?)

Dr. Drew's Lifechangers

First Kim Kardashian's butt X-Ray and now this?

To shut the naysayers up once and for all, controversial teen bride Courtney Stodden received an on-air ultrasound on Monday's episode of Dr. Drew's Lifechangers. "I guess she was telling us the truth," plastic surgeon Dr. John Diaz said. "She doesn't look like she has an implant."

Teen bride Courtney Stodden kicked off Facebook

The 17-year-old has been the center of a... read more

Exclusive: Law & Order: SVU Drafts Treat Williams for Guest Spot

Treat Williams

Law & Order: SVU has drafted Treat Williams to guest-star on an upcoming episode, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

The Golden Globe-nominated actor, 59, will play Jake Stanton, a former all-star quarterback caught up in a sting operation with an underage prostitute. Stanton will be represented by famed defense attorney... read more

NCIS Casts Larry Miller to Play Jimmy's Father-in-Law

Larry Miller

NCIS has recruited Larry Miller to play the future father-in-law of Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen), Entertainment Weekly reports.

The comedian and veteran actor will play Ed Slater, the father of... read more

NBC and Pushing Daisies Creator Team Up to Bring Hannibal Lecter to the Small Screen

Anthony Hopkins

NBC is working with Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller on a potential Hannibal TV series, Deadline reports.

Fuller is developing a script based on The Silence of the Lambs character Hannibal Lecter played by Anthony Hopkins. If NBC executives like the script, the project would skip... read more

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