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Mariska Hargitay: How Olivia Benson Inspired Me to Help Survivors of Abuse | Mariska Hargitay

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Mariska Hargitay: How Olivia Benson Inspired Me to Help Survivors of Abuse

Originally posted 03/05/2015 01:30PM

For Mariska Hargitay, separating herself from her role as sex crimes detective Olivia Benson can be a difficult task.

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See Which of Your Favorite NBC Shows Have Been Renewed – and Which Are in Jeopardy

See Which of Your Favorite NBC Shows Have Been Renewed – and Which Are in Jeopardy

Originally posted 02/05/2015 03:15PM

Excellent news for Red Reddington converts: NBC has picked up The Blacklist for a third season.

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The Real Olivia Benson & Meredith Grey Pose Together, Make Taylor Swift's Cats' Day

UpdatePosted 02/03/2015 01:15PM

Catspiration: The Real Olivia Benson & Meredith Grey Pose Together to Taylor Swift's Delight

Originally posted 02/03/2015 11:40AM

The world's biggest stars still have their fangirl moments.

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Joe Biden and Mariska Hargitay Team Up Against Campus Rape

Joe Biden and Mariska Hargitay Team Up Against Campus Rape

Originally posted 10/16/2014 04:05PM

In this season of college homecomings coinciding with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Vice President Joe Biden and Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay have teamed up to tell victims of campus sexual assault that the powerful duo has got their backs.

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Meet the Newest (Furry) Love of Taylor Swift's Life | Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's New Feline Friend Is Named for a TV Detective

Originally posted 06/19/2014 09:00AM

Me-WOW, Mariska Hargitay.

It appears that Taylor Swift has welcomed a new cat, and named her fab feline addition after Hargitay's most famous character: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's detective Olivia Benson.

On Wednesday, Swift shared an Instagram of a fluffy white kitten sitting sweetly in her lap with the simple caption, "Meet Olivia Benson." No confirmation on whether or not the cutie is actually her kitty, though the rest of the Twitterverse seems to think so.

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PHOTOS: What Your Favorite Celebs Are Eating – and Tweeting – Right Now

PHOTOS: What Your Favorite Celebs Are Eating – and Tweeting – Right Now

Originally posted 02/21/2014 09:30AM

See who's making us hungry this week...

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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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