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From King Joffrey to Justin Bieber: Who Are TV's Worst Bad Seeds?

UpdatePosted 04/06/2014 06:55AM

From King Joffrey to Justin Bieber: Who Are TV's Worst Bad Seeds?

Originally posted 04/04/2014 06:30PM

When Game of Thrones returns for its fourth season Sunday night, fans will get to enjoy the latest adventures in the reign of King Joffrey Baratheon, a blond tyrant who rules Westeros with an ironfisted combination of petulance and sadism. To celebrate Joffrey's impending nuptials, we've given him a wedding gift: a list of the horrible TV children just as bad as himself. Maybe they can have a playdate – just leave the crossbows at home.

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Video: Mariska Hargitay Relives Her Strangest Fan Encounter on Chelsea Lately

Video: Mariska Hargitay Relives Her Strangest Fan Encounter on Chelsea Lately

Originally posted 02/05/2014 09:25AM

Has anyone ever told you that you looked like a celebrity? Well, someone recently said that to Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay, though it turned out to be a left-handed compliment.

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Mariska Hargitay Lets Her Silly Shades Do the Talkin': She's 50 and Fabulous!

Mariska Hargitay Celebrates 50th Birthday on Set in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 01/24/2014 12:00PM

Age is clearly nothing but a number for Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay, who happily celebrated turning 50 on set in N.Y.C. Thursday, flaunting it with a pair of giant silver glasses announcing her milestone birthday.

Hargitay was all smiles as she accepted a pink rose, lily and daisy-covered birthday cake, Tweeting a photo of the colorful confection, which she noted was gluten-free.

Hargitay, who plays the tough and tender Sergeant Olivia Benson on the long-running show, now in its 15th season, has been a poster girl for embracing beauty and change as she grows older in the celebrity spotlight. She told Ladies' Home Journal last year that she was proud of her curves as a mother of three children, eschewing Hollywood's over-sexualized and unrealistic expectations of women.

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Mariska Hargitay: Amaya Stands Up for Her Bullied Brother

Mariska Hargitay: Amaya Stands Up for Her Bullied Brother

Originally posted 09/18/2013 08:40AM

"My daughter is the boss of me," the Law & Order SVU star jokes

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Mariska Hargitay Loves Her Curves from Motherhood

Mariska Hargitay Loves Her Curves from Motherhood

Originally posted 02/08/2013 11:15AM

Motherhood and the perspective of age have helped Mariska Hargitay become a more confident – and fulfilled – woman and actress.

The longtime Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star, 49, answered candid questions about life and aging from readers for the Ladies' Home Journal's March cover story, on newsstands Feb. 12.

"I love my curves because they scream, 'I'm a mama!' I'm the girl who started wearing maternity pants about an hour after I found out I was pregnant because I was so excited about becoming a mom," Hargitay, a mother of three, happily offers, noting that while she runs to stay fit, it's carrying toddlers up the stairs in her home that now add strength training to her daily workouts.

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Mariska Hargitay Will Miss Chris Meloni Terribly | Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay

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Mariska Hargitay Will Miss Chris Meloni Terribly

Originally posted 05/28/2011 08:45AM

One of TV's longest-running – and hottest-looking – couples are to be no more.

This week brought the official announcement from NBC that Christopher Meloni, who has played Detective Stabler on Law & Order: SVU since the series began in 1999, will not be back for a 13th season this fall. Contract talks reportedly broke down.

That leaves his costar, Mariska Hargitay, partner-less. But the week also brought the unsettling news that the actress will be not be appearing in all of next season's episodes.

Regarding the departure of her costar, Hargitay – who plays Detective Olivia Benson – said in a statement released late Friday:

"For the past 12 years Chris Meloni has been my partner and friend, both on screen and off. He inspired me every day with his integrity, his extraordinary talent and his commitment to the truth. I love him deeply and will miss him terribly – I'm so excited to see what he'll do next."
Stephen M. Silverman

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