Archive for January, 2012
The Joyful Heart Foundation uploaded a video of Mariska introducing the One Strong ‘Ohana Campaign. You can watch the video and view the captures below.
Former “Wizards of Waverly Place” star Jake T. Austin is following up his role in the star-studded flick “New Year’s Eve” with a guest gig on NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU.”
In the episode titled “Home Invasions,” Austin will play Rob Fisher, the boyfriend of a girl whose family is massacred. No air date for the episode has been set yet.
“It’s an honor to be a part of such a respected series,” Austin said in a statement to The Huffington Post. “Being a New Yorker myself, I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t wait to start filming.”
“Wizards of Waverly Place” recently aired its final season. The finale was watched by 9.8 million viewers.
On the big screen, Austin can next be see playing Huck Finn in 2013′s “Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn” opposite “Super 8″ star Joel Courtney.
You may have noticed I uploaded pictures from the cookbook the other night. If you haven’t seen it yet you can click on the link below. I hope you like it! Please let me know what you think
I have included every recipe, every message and every tweet to complete this project. The next step is giving it to Mariska. Stay tuned.
Warning for language.
AC: I’m sure you’ve heard a lot, too, about the Law & Order: SVU appearance, because that definitely turned a lot of heads.
KG: Oh, yes. It’s taking me so long to get the lesbians. I mean, those girls are tough to crack. All the times I had to do the Dinah Shore golf tournament – I’ll do whatever it takes. Kissing Mariska Hargitay really set the lesbians on fire. I mean, I thought my intimate dinners with Suze Orman and her girlfriend would do it, and it helps, but a kiss with Hargitay goes a long way with the lesbians. And the straights! The straight guys enjoy the two-lady kiss thing. The Law & Order was a win-win because I got to kiss Mariska and I got to kiss Chris Meloni, so the gays were superexcited about that because of course they love him from Oz and always will, and the straights all want to be Chris Meloni, so yeah.
AC: The name of the organization that your character was working with – LezBeStrong – did they let you make that up? Law & Order writers aren’t always good at the funny so much.
KG: You know what, the episode that they wrote for me was so cool because the way it started, two of the writers Neal Bear from ER and Dan Truly who’s very, believe it or not, funny, they saw me at the Creative Arts Emmys, thought I was funny, and they said, “We want to write an episode of Law & Order for you,” and I was like, “What?” “We think you can act and we want you to be nominated for an Emmy next year.” … So they came to see me do stand-up in Los Angeles and it was the greatest thing; all of the writers came backstage; they kind of based it on the type of stuff I do in my act. It was really an honor, the way they did the whole process of getting the idea, seeing me live, writing the script, and then when we were on the set, they actually let me improvise a little bit, which – I will tell you, though, Christopher Meloni was not happy about that part.
AC: Oh no!
KG: He said they don’t improvise and there was something actually sort of funny; the producer – not Dick Wolf, but this guy, Neal Baer – fucked with me and told me that when Robin Williams was a guest star on Law & Order, he improvised most of it. So when I improvised a little on Law & Order and Christopher Meloni looked like he wanted to rip my head off, because I was just ruining takes, basically, I said, “Well, I heard that when Robin was here, he improvised everything,” and Meloni said, “No, he didn’t improvise one word.” Then I found out Neil had been setting me up because he knew it would piss Chris off. How funny, guys! That’s great. Let the new girl take the fall! They actually did end up letting me improvise a little bit. But no, LezBeStrong is Baer’s all the way. A similar thing happened when I got to be on Glee, which was such an honor, because normally I get in trouble for the shit I say, especially about conservatives, and then on Glee – like I said, leave it to the gays! – Ryan Murphy said, “I want you to come on and play a tea party candidate.” And he actually said, “I want you to be a little more Michele Bachmann and a little less Sarah Palin,” and that was just heaven, to finally be rewarded for my bad behavior.
Read the full interview with Kathy here.
To read the article in it’s entirety click here.
Mariska Hargitay, an actor on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” sent out a statement in favor of the expansion. She founded the Joyful Heart Foundation, which helps survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.
“The collection of DNA from violent offenders solves and prevents crimes, holds offenders accountable, prevents wrongful conviction and exonerates the innocent,” she said.
Country music spitfire Miranda Lambert will make her acting debut on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Lambert, who is married to Blake Shelton, a coach on NBC’s hit singing competition The Voice, will play an actress who claims to have been sexually assaulted by a reality show producer. Michael McKean (Laverne &Shirley, This Is Spinal Tap, Smallville) will play the alleged sleazebag in question. Given that Lambert’s album and song titles include Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Kerosene and “Gunpowder & Lead,” he’d better watch his back!
News of Lambert’s casting comes a day after the NBC procedural announced that singer-actor Harry Connick Jr. will play a love interest for Mariska Hargitay’s Detective Benson in a four-episode arc. Connick will also appear in Lambert’s episode.
Lambert, 28, won a Grammy in 2011 and has received numerous other awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. She first rose to fame on USA’s Nashville Star, a reality singing competition on which she placed third. Her most recent album, Four the Record, was released in November 2011.
Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC. Lambert’s episode has not yet been scheduled.