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INSIDE STORY: Did a Mom Take Her Missing Child Story from Law & Order?

Did a Mom Take Her Missing Child Story from Law & Order?

Originally posted 11/11/2011 04:00PM

Police say they may have a case of life – and perhaps a crime – imitating television.

Julia Biryukova, 30, claims that her 2-year-old son, Sky, vanished from her parked car last weekend in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, Wash., after she left him alone when she ran out of gas and walked to a service station.

But police have yet to find young Sky Metalwala despite a wide-scale search involving scent-sniffing dogs, and now there are lingering questions about the mother's role in the case.

"We suspect foul play," Bellevue Police Major Mike Johnson said in a press conference Wednesday. "Nothing about the story adds up."

In a twist, he notes that a recent Law & Order: SVU episode that aired locally the night before Sky's disappearance was found to be "strikingly similar" to Biryukova's claims. The episode involved a mother who covers up her child's death by claiming it was abducted from a parked car.

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Is Christopher Meloni Leaving Law & Order: SVU?

Is Christopher Meloni Leaving Law & Order: SVU?

Originally posted 05/25/2011 02:50PM

When Law & Order: SVU returns for its 13th season in the fall, it looks like one cop will have turned in his badge.

Christopher Meloni, who has played Detective Stabler since the series began in 1999, is leaving the show after contract talks broke down, according to TVLine.

There's been no official comment yet from NBC. But the search reportedly is now on for a new partner for Mariska Hargitay.

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New Moon's Noot Seear Has Been a Bad, Bad Girl

New Moon's Noot Seear Has Been a Bad, Bad Girl

Originally posted 10/14/2009 11:45AM

Noot Seear certainly fits the bill when it comes to onscreen bad girls.

The 26-year-old, Canadian model-turned-actress, who stars as evil vamp Heidi in the upcoming New Moon, portrays a murderess facing the heat from the stars of Law & Order in a pictorial for the November issue of Harper's Bazaar.

Just imagine the mayhem that could have ensued if she'd been after blood, and not just a pair of gold boots.
Michael Y. Park


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