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Keck's Exclusives: SVU Secures Oscar Winner Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis, who won an Oscar for 1987's Moonstruck, has been cast as an attorney on Law & Order: SVU. Olympia, 79, will play Debby Marsh, an attorney hired to represent the son (hunky underwear model Adam Senn) of guest star Drea de Matteo (Desperate Housewives).

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Watercooler: The Fringe Benefits of Having Two Broyles

Lance Reddick

OK, how much do we love Broyles?

Whether he's the tight t-shirted one on the other side, or our homeland version, Lance Reddick's federal agant is just awesome. So God bless the Fringe writers for realizing that and giving us a real "pot Broyler" (to borrow the term from a Twitter pal) last night.

In another cool trip to the alt-verse, we got more backstory on their Broyles after the sicko who stole his son a few years back struck again... read more

Keck's Exclusives: 90210 Casts Stargate Alum Claudia Black

Claudia Black

Aussie actress Claudia Black, who parlayed the role of Aeryn Sun from Farscape to Stargate SG-1, has landed the sexy role of Guru Sona on The CW's 90210.

Beginning in late January, Sona will appear in a three-episode arc as a yoga guru who the West Beverly girls meet on a yoga retreat... read more

Keck's Exclusives: First Look at a Mentalist Whodunit

Mentalist

With CBI rocked by a violent Red John-related death on last night's episode of The Mentalist, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) will now have to contend with the possibility that one of his trusted teammates had a hand in the murder. Enter Special Agent J.J. Laroche (Murder One Emmy winner Pruitt Taylor Vince), who arrives December 9 to launch an investigation into suspects Rigsby (Owain Yeoman), Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti) and Cho (Tim Kang).

The Mentalist: Does Red John have another mole in the CBI?

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The Bachelor's Jake Pavelka to Guest-Star on The Bold and the Beautiful

Jake Pavelka

He won't need to dig too deep to play this part. Former airline pilot turned reality star Jake Pavelka (The Bachelor, Dancing With the Stars) will guest star on The Bold and the Beautiful as the pilot of a private jet carrying Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Thomas Forrester (Adam Gregory) from Paris to L.A.

Pavelka, who previously played a reality show contestant on Drop Dead Diva, shoots the one-episode role... read more

Matt's TV Week in Review

Gwyneth Paltrow

From the you-can't-make-these-things-up department: So there's a guy in Wisconsin who shot his TV after getting all riled up watching Bristol "The Dancing Dead" Palin on Dancing With the Stars this week. And that's before she made the finals, booting a visibly distraught (and much more talented) Brandy. Before you start going "I know how he feels," a moment of silence for the poor TV. Why do the innocent always have to suffer?... read more

Julia Stiles Promises "Dramatic" Dexter Ending

Julia Stiles

Life has been twisted, dark and miserable lately for Lumen Pierce (Julia Stiles), which makes her an absolutely perfect fit for Dexter this season. She's been raped, exploited and whipped so badly even Stiles felt the pain. As the actress known for her work in the Bourne movies says, "I forgot to take off my prosthetic slash marks one night and I suddenly went, 'Wait. What happened to me?'"

The bigger question is what's happening to Lumen?... read more

Poll: Who's the Best Late-Night Host?

Russell Brand and Conan O'Brien

Conan averaged almost 3 million viewers his first week — can he sustain those numbers or will the late-night wars be back on in full force? Are you watching Conan O'Brien? Or do you still prefer Jay Leno, The Tonight Show host who knocked him out of the NBC peacock's nest? Is the humor of David Letterman on CBS more to your liking, or the freshness of Jimmy Kimmel? Who is the best late-night host? Vote in our poll after the jump... read more

Exclusive Fringe Roundtable

Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and John Noble

While the crew readied a fake cadaver downstairs, Fringe stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and John Noble gathered in the master bedroom of a swanky Vancouver home where they were shooting part of their December 9 winter finale to discuss doppelgangers, romance and Olivia's long-awaited homecoming... read more

The Mentalist's Simon Baker Goes Behind the Camera

Simon Baker

As bad-boy crime whiz Patrick Jane on The Mentalist, Simon Baker takes orders from no one. But he sure knows how to give 'em! The Aussie Adonis turns director for tonight's episode, a sprawling story — written by series creator Bruno Heller — that finds the CBI team investigating an artfully staged triple homicide, which appears to be the work of a complicated maniac. It's soon revealed that the small-town murders are part of a wider slaughter of California policemen, which could lead to a media nightmare.

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