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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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Al Pacino, Christopher Walken & Alan Arkin Are Stand Up Guys in N.Y.C. | Al Pacino

Al Pacino, Christopher Walken & Alan Arkin Are Stand Up Guys in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 12/09/2012 12:45PM

It was an A-list party for the A-listers!

On Sunday night, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Julianna Margulies celebrated their new film Stand Up Guys at The Oak Room in New York's Plaza Hotel.

"Al Pacino chatted with Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and director Fisher Stevens as they sipped on cocktails," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

It was a star-studded affair as Ben Stiller, Liev Schreiber, Matt Dillion, Jeremy Piven, Mariska Hargitay, Jon Bon Jovi, Alan Cumming, Girls' Zosia Mamet and Boardwalk Empire's Bobby Cannavale were all also in attendance.

After the screening at the Museum of Modern Art ended, guests enjoyed Appleton Estate cocktails, small bites of lobster claw, salmon tartar, mushroom crostinis and shrimp cocktails.
– Melody Chiu

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Alec Baldwin & Hilaria Thomas Are Married! | Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Thomas

Alec Baldwin & Hilaria Thomas Are Married!

Originally posted 06/30/2012 08:00PM

Only three months after announcing their engagement, Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas have tied the knot.

The 30 Rock star, 54, and yoga instructor, who is at least 25 years his junior, wed on Saturday at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York, a friend of the couple's confirms to PEOPLE.

The bride – who'll now take Baldwin's name – wore a silk magnolia trumpet Amsale gown with cap sleeves and a keyhole back neckline accented with crystal buttons.

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PHOTO: Mariska Hargitay & Hilary Swank Toss Out Beads for Mardi Gras | Hilary Swank, Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay, Hilary Swank Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Originally posted 02/22/2012 11:10AM

Forget about Law & Order – stars like Mariska Hargitay and Hilary Swank got into the Mardi Gras spirit this week in New Orleans, participating in the festival's traditional Krewe of Orpheus parade on Monday.

Decked out in bright, sparkling attire atop a decorated float, the actresses tossed beads and doubloons to the crowd gathered along the parade route.

Singer Bret Michaels, donning a bandana and sunglasses, also rode in the procession and tossed out beads to the throng of spectators.

The Poison frontman posted pictures of himself with both actresses on his Twitter feed. – Liz Raftery

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PHOTO: Mariska Hargitay and Daughter Dress Up for Halloween | Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay and Daughter Dress Up for Halloween

Originally posted 10/24/2011 07:45AM

They're in the Halloween spirit!

New mom Mariska Harigtay donned a witch's costume with her little pumpkin, 6-month-old daughter Amaya Josephine, for Saturday's Light Up a Life benefit on behalf of New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health.

More than 900 children and their families attended the event, for which Hargitay, 47, and her husband, Peter Hermann, served as honorary chairpersons.

The couple recently adopted a son, Andrew Nicolas, just six months after bringing home their little girl.

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PHOTO: The New Look of Law & Order: SVU | Mariska Hargitay

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Law & Order: SVU's Revised Cast

Originally posted 09/16/2011 10:45AM

After 12 years on NBC, major upheavals are afoot for Law & Order: SVU.

First came word that Emmy winner Mariska Hargitay, who welcomed baby Amaya in March, would be scaling back on the job. Then, reports hit the Internet that Jennifer Love Hewitt would be stepping into the lead role.

Only SVU's executive producer and showrunner, Warren Leight, says "all of that changed" when longtime cast member Chris Meloni departed the show.

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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

Mariska Hargitay: Naming Our Baby Was a Family Decision | Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay: Naming Our Baby Was a Family Decision

Originally posted 04/07/2011 12:00PM

When it came time for Mariska Hargitay and husband Peter Hermann to choose a name for their 1-week-old daughter, the entire family got involved.

"We all talked about names because everything is a family decision in our house," says Hargitay.

That meant also consulting her 4½-year-old son, August, for ideas. "I threw out my name and he threw out his name and I said, 'August, why do you get to name the baby?' And he said, 'Because it's my idea!' " the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 47, says with a laugh.

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Meet Mariska Hargitay's New Baby | Mariska Hargitay

UpdatePosted 04/07/2011 11:00AM

Mariska Hargitay Adopts a Baby

Originally posted 04/06/2011 08:00PM

Mariska Hargitay has a big surprise to share.

The Law & Order: SVU star and her husband, actor Peter Hermann, have adopted a baby girl, she tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Baby Amaya Josephine was born about a week ago and is from the United States.

"I'm deliriously happy," Hargitay, 47, tells PEOPLE. "From the minute she was born, she was just surprisingly alert and so full of love."

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Mariska Hargitay: New Time Slot Hurt SVU's Ratings

Mariska Hargitay: New Time Slot Hurt SVU's Ratings

Originally posted 01/19/2010 01:45PM

After battling all manner of adversity – losing her mother at 3 years old, struggling with mountains of debt as a young woman – Mariska Hargitay felt blessed to find success on NBC's Law & Order: SVU. Which is why she's peeved that the show had to suffer to make room for Jay Leno's low-rated prime-time program.

Being moved to 9 p.m. "ruined our numbers," the actress tells More magazine in its February issue. "Nobody knew when the show was on. Finally, we're starting to find our audience again."

She adds: "I hope we go back to where we belong. It was doing so well. Why mess with it?"

Hargitay, who turns 46 on Saturday, also touches on her personal life, from her family (she married actor Peter Hermann in 2004, and they have a 3-year-old son, August) to her self-image and financial worries.

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