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LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT Scoop: Dean Winters to Return!

He’s back! NBC confirms that LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT will welcome back Dean Winters’ Brian Cassidy — who appeared in the first half of the show’s first season all the way back in 1999 before coming back for an arc in the season 13 finale/season 14 premiere — for an episode that is [...] http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2013/02/12/law-order-special-victims-unit-scoop-dean-winters-to-return/

Law & Order: SVU Season 14 Episode 13 “Secrets Exhumed”

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit  (SVU) season 14 Episode 13 "Secrets Exhumed" airs Wednesday, Feb 13 2013 on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  When FBI Agent Dana Lewis (guest star Harden) suspects that a 25 year-old rape-murder case in New York is connected to several unsolved cases across the country, she joins the SVU in investigating the crimes. As Lewis relentlessly pursues her prime suspect (guest star Harold Perrineau), Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Amaro (Danny Pino) have their doubts about his guilt. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Richard Belzer (Sergeant John Munch) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins.) Also guest starring Jay Karnes. READ MORE...

'SVU': Mike Tyson Plays Rape Victim On Death Row

Mike Tyson took on the role of a death row inmate on the latest episode of " Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ." He was a victim of childhood sexual abuse who had been sentenced to die for committing murder against a man who was abusing him as an adult. It was a murder that his character, Reggie Rhodes, fully admitted to killing, but there were nevertheless some questions about his conviction. "The man you murdered. At trial, they said to Reggie," Fin asked Reggie. "Is it more to it than that?" But by this point, Reggie was resigned to his fate. "I did kill him. And I can’t take that back," he said. "Trying to stay at peace. Now get the hell out of here, now!" Read More... http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/LdsaqhBYwdg/mike-tyson-death-row-svu-video_n_2636088.html

'Law & Order: SVU': Mike Tyson guest stars as an abuse victim - what did you think?

On Wednesday night's (Feb. 6) episode of "Law & Order: SVU," boxer and convicted rapist Mike Tyson guest-starred as Reggie Rhodes, a murderer on death row whose crimes stemmed from being abused as a child. In 1992, Tyson was convicted of raping Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, in a hotel room in Indianapolis. He was sentenced to six years in prison, but was released after three years. Tyson always maintained it was consensual. There was a protest launched against Tyson's being cast on a show that purports to support victims and survivors of abuses. However, Tyson wasn't portraying a rapist. He was portraying a man who maintained he was sexually abused by several male authority figures as a kid and that's why he killed a man who was abusing him as an adult.What did you think? Do you think casting Tyson was a misstep on "SVU's" part? That aside, what did you think of... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/law-order-svu-mike-tyson-guest-stars-as-an-abuse-victim---what-did-you-think.html

Law & Order: SVU Season 14 Episode 12 “Monster’s Legacy”

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit  (SVU) season 14 Episode 12 "Monster’s Legacy" airs Wednesday, Feb 6 2013 on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  When a janitor  brutally attacks an athletic coach, the SVU connects his violent behavior to a history of sexual abuse by someone he trusted. The detectives soon uncover more victims of the same predator, including a prisoner on death row (guest star Tyson). When the truth finally comes out, Detective Benson (Hargitay) enlists Bayard Ellis (guest star Braugher) to dig into the case before the looming execution date. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins). READ MORE...

Mike Tyson on 'Law & Order: SVU': Should a convicted rapist guest star on a sex crimes show?

"In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories." So begins every single episode of "Law & Order: SVU," a long-running, beloved drama about sex crimes and the measures the NYPD goes to in order to convict the offenders. Lead actress Mariska Hargitay has been so deeply moved by her work on the show that she founded Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization established to provide support to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.Now, NBC has tapped boxer and real convicted rapist Mike Tyson to guest-star in a key February sweeps episode. In 1991, 25-year-old Tyson was convicted of the rape of 18-year-old beauty queen Desiree Washington. He served three years in prison after pleading not guilty to the crime.Tyson will play... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/mike-tyson-on-law-order-svu-should-a-convicted-rapist-guest-star-on-a-sex-crimes-show.html

'SVU': Nia Vardalos Says Barba Should Be Shot

Nia Vardalos made a guest appearance on " Law & Order: Special Victims Unit " as a very aggressive defense attorney squaring off against Assistant District Attorney Barba. She made it her mission to turn the jury against Barba, but did she take it too far? At one point she said, "What am I thinking right now? That I wish I’d had a second cup of coffee before court this morning? Or that Mr. Barba’s prosecution is so wrong, that he should be taken out and shot?" Even the judge thought that last line was a bit much, warning Vardalos' character to watch herself. The ploy didn't work either, as her client turned out to be guilty. But Vardalos had a lot of fun playing the character. And, of course, she explained to The Deadbolt that this character -- like all her others -- was inspired by one of her 28 cousins . This one is a former prosecutor from Cook County, Illinois. Justice always gets its man, or woman, on "Law & Order: SVU" every Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST on NBC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/3MBlokosrDI/law-and-order-svu-nia-vardalos-video_n_2587761.html

Law & Order: SVU Season 14 Episode 11 “Criminal Hatred”

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit  (SVU) season 14 Episode 11 "Criminal Hatred" airs Wednesday, Jan 30 2013 on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  The SVU detectives go undercover to arrest a man who targets and brutally attacks other men. They gather enough evidence for ADA Barba (Raul Esparza) to file charges, but the case begins to spiral as he contends with a deceptively tough defense attorney (guest star Vardalos.) Also starring Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro), and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins). Also guest starring Victoria Rowell ("The Young and The Restless") and Fred Norris ("The Howard Stern Show") READ MORE...

Law & Order: SVU's Raul Esparza: There's Nothing Nice About ADA Barba

For actors, bad guys are always supposed to be the best parts. But after playing criminals on both Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent , Raul Esparza says he's having just as much fun  playing someone on the right side of the law on Law & Order: SVU — if not more. "I don't think there's anything nice about [ADA Rafael] Barba. He's kind of an a--hole, but I love him," Esparza tells TVGude.com. "And that's OK. He's fundamentally a good person and gets the job done." Since debuting in the third episode of the season, Esparza has become the SVU squad's new ...  http://www.tvguide.com/News/SVU-Raul-Esparza-1060092.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Mike Tyson Discusses His Controversial Role on Law & Order: SVU

If Mike Tyson had been cast on any TV series other than NBC's Law & Order: SVU , it wouldn't have sparked such a firestorm. But the hiring of a convicted rapist on a drama that has received numerous awards for its sensitive portrayal of sex crimes has raised flags and inspired one outraged rape survivor to start a petition urging NBC to rethink its decision. So far, the petition has been signed by more than 6,000 protesters, including... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Mike-Tyson-SVU-1060070.aspx?rss=breakingnews
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