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Dennis Farina's Death, Hillary Scott Gives Birth & More of What You Missed During the Royal Baby's Arrival

What You Missed During the Royal Baby's Arrival: Dennis Farina Dies, Penélope Cruz Has Baby

Originally posted 07/23/2013 09:55AM

Monday was a big day for new parents Will and Kate – and for lots of non-royals, too!

Though the arrival of the royal baby dominated the headlines, there was plenty going on elsewhere.

From engagements to babies born stateside, here's what you missed:

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Law & Order Actor Dennis Farina Dies | Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina, of Law & Order, Dies

Originally posted 07/22/2013 02:00PM

Dennis Farina, a familiar TV and movie face who played roles on both sides of the law, died Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital. He was 69.

His rep, Lori De Waal, tells the Associated Press that Farina had suffered a blood clot in his lung.

A Chicago native from a large Sicilian-American family, Farina served for 18 years on the Chicago police force's burglary division before turning to acting when he was 37.

While his most famous role was probably that of Det. Joe Fontana on Law & Order from 2004 to 2006, Farina racked up an impressive list of credits that included the movies Saving Private Ryan for director Steven Spielberg, That Old Feeling with Bette Midler, Get Shorty with John Travolta, and Midnight Run with Robert DeNiro.

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Dennis Farina Pleads No Contest to Carrying Gun at LAX | Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina Pleads No Contest to Carrying Gun at LAX

Originally posted 07/17/2008 01:40PM

Law & Order star Dennis Farina pleaded no contest Thursday for carrying a loaded .22-caliber handgun in his briefcase through Los Angeles International Airport security.

Farina was sentenced to two years probation, but the term will be dismissed after a year if he successfully completes it. The actor was also ordered to pay $510 in fines, plus penalties.

Two other misdemeanor charges of carrying a concealed firearm and carrying a loaded weapon in public were dismissed.

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Dennis Farina Charged for Carrying Gun at LAX | Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina Formally Charged for Carrying Gun at LAX

Originally posted 06/04/2008 06:00PM

Law & Order star Dennis Farina was formally charged Wednesday for carrying a loaded .22-caliber handgun in his briefcase through Los Angeles International Airport security, city prosecutors said.

Farina was charged with three misdemeanors: Carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a loaded weapon in public, and possession of a weapon in a secure area of an airport.

If convicted on all counts, Farina faces a maximum penalty of 30 months in jail, and $3,000 in fines.

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Dennis Farina Avoids Felony Gun Charges | Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina Avoids Felony Gun Charges

Originally posted 05/31/2008 10:00AM

Dennis Farina won't face felony charges for having a gun in his luggage at LAX earlier this month.

Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles district attorney's office, said Friday there wasn't enough evidence, the Associated Press reports.

The case has now gone to the city attorney's office, which could file misdemeanor charges against Farina.

The former Law & Order star said he forgot the loaded .22 caliber gun was in his carry-on luggage and apologized after his arrest.

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Dennis Farina Booked on Weapons Charges | Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina Booked on Weapons Charges

Originally posted 05/12/2008 11:30AM

Dennis Farina – the former Law & Order star who's made a career of playing cops and criminals – has apologized following his arrest Sunday at the Los Angeles International Airport, where police discovered a loaded .22 caliber gun in his carry-on luggage.

"Farina was very apologetic and cooperative with officers," police said, reports New York's Daily News. The actor, 64, was released on $35,000 and promptly issued a statement.

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