Lorraine Bracco by Craig Blankenhorn/HBO Lorraine Bracco by Craig Blankenhorn/HBO

Being a mobster's shrink seems to have been quite the panacea for Lorraine Bracco, who memorably played Tony Soprano's put-upon psychotherapist on the HBO hit. Not only has she just finished shooting a Lifetime pilot called Long Island Confidential (in which she plays the mom of a homicide detective), but TV Guide is told she'll show up in a recurring role in Lipstick Jungle, NBC midseason series based on Candace Bushnell's follow-up to Sex and the City. Bracco will portray the duplicitous nemesis of the movie studio chief played by series star Brooke Shields. Looks like she might have learned a lesson or two from her former patient. - Ileane Rudolph