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Mariska Hargitay: Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Mariska Hargitay: Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Originally posted 05/06/2009 02:30PM

Mariska Hargitay is back in the spotlight for the first time since being sidelined by a partially collapsed lung, and doing better than ever.

"I'm doing great," Hargitay told PEOPLE at The Joyful Heart Foundation gala in New York City Tuesday. "I'm feeling so much better and I'm lucky because I'm really strong and recuperated pretty quickly."

Hargitay, 45, who underwent surgery in January and checked back into the hospital on March 3, says her actor husband Peter Hermann, 41, and son August, 2, helped her push through the difficult period with their special type of medicine: humor.

"They made me laugh and they just loved me up," the Law & Order: SVU star said. "My son enjoys to laugh like me."

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Mariska Hargitay to Head Back to Work

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Mariska Hargitay to Head Back to Work

Originally posted 03/23/2009 06:50AM

After a nearly three-week absence, Mariska Hargitay is scheduled to return to the set of Law & Order: SVU on Monday, a rep for NBC confirms to PEOPLE.

Hargitay, 44, underwent surgery for a partially collapsed lung in early January, but returned to work later that month. She went back into the hospital again on March 3 and has been sidelined ever since. The Emmy winner has not revealed the cause of her ailment.

On March 9, Hargitay's rep issued a statement to say, "Mariska is recovering well and is expected to return to SVU in the next couple of weeks."

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Mariska Hargitay Taking a 'Couple Weeks' Off SVU

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Mariska Hargitay Taking a 'Couple Weeks' Off SVU

Originally posted 03/09/2009 01:00PM

Law & Order: SVU star Ice-T was surprised to hear that his costar, Mariska Hargitay, was re-hospitalized Tuesday night after she had returned to the set so quickly – less than a month – after undergoing surgery in January for a partially collapsed lung.

On Monday, the actress's rep issued a statement saying, "Mariska is recovering well and is expected to return to SVU in the next couple of weeks."

But Ice-T expects his costar to be back in filming shape soon. "When she came back last time it was like nothing ever happened. She's very resilient. This woman is a hard worker; she works 14 hours a day. I don't know what you know about episodic drama television, but it's like a movie that never ends," the Grammy-winning rapper and actor, 51, told PEOPLE Thursday at the VH1 Save the Music Foundation event, co-sponsored by LG Mobile Phones.

On the topic of Hargitay, 45, Ice-T cited her desire to downplay any hardships she might be facing. "Mariska is the type of woman that if you walk up and say, 'How are you?' She's almost like a guy and is like, 'Yeah, yeah, I'm all right.'

"It's almost as if you insult her. She doesn't want you to feel sorry for her, she's like, 'I'm on my feet.' "

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Mariska Hargitay Hospitalized

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Mariska Hargitay Hospitalized

Originally posted 03/04/2009 02:30PM

Emmy winner Mariska Hargitay was hospitalized Tuesday night, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

"Mariska Hargitay went to the hospital this morning after experiencing some discomfort relating to her earlier lung condition," says the rep for the Law & Order: SVU star. "She is undergoing routine tests and expects to be feeling better soon. Production will not be affected."

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Mariska Hargitay Returns to Law & Order Set

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Mariska Hargitay Returns to Work

Originally posted 01/26/2009 06:35PM

Mariska Hargitay has returned to the Law & Order: SVU set, two weeks after news broke that the actress had suffered a partially collapsed lung.

"She's back at work," her rep confirms. A rep for the production company also confirmed that Hargitay was on SVU's set as of Monday afternoon.

Hargitay's absence caused filming to cease last week, according to sources. Although she was nominated for both a Golden Globe and a SAG award for her role as Det. Olivia Benson, Hargitay was absent from both of those awards ceremonies this month.

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Mariska Hargitay Recuperates While SVU Shoots

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Mariska Hargitay Recuperating While SVU Shoots

Originally posted 01/14/2009 04:40PM

Law & Order: SVU is back in production, but sources tell PEOPLE that the show's lead actress, Mariska Hargitay, who suffered a partially collapsed lung during the show's holiday hiatus, has not yet returned to work.

On Monday, the star's rep released a statement saying "Mariska Hargitay has been sidelined with a pneumothorax (a partially collapsed lung)," adding that in spite of her condition, the 44-year-old actress "will appear in all episodes for the rest of the season of Law & Order: SVU."

The rep has not said why Hargitay hasn't returned to the set, or given any indication how long her illness will keep her away.

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Mariska Hargitay Suffers a Collapsed Lung

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Mariska Hargitay Suffers a Collapsed Lung

Originally posted 01/12/2009 06:15PM

Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay has a partially collapsed lung, but won't miss any work, according to her rep.

"Mariska Hargitay has been sidelined with a pneumothorax (a partially collapsed lung)," the rep says.

In spite of her condition, the 44-year-old actress "will appear in all episodes for the rest of the season of Law & Order: SVU," the rep says.

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Mariska Hargitay Hoping for Second Baby | Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay Hoping for Second Baby

Originally posted 12/02/2008 05:10PM

With 10 seasons of Law & Order: SVU under her belt, Emmy-winning actress Mariska Hargitay says she'd consider leaving the hit show – for one very important reason.

"I just want to see my kid," the 44-year-old actress, who is mom to son August, 2, says in the January issue of Ladies' Home Journal.

Or maybe some maternity leave in the future would more appropriate. Hargitay says that she and husband Peter Hermann are "trying" to have another child and expand their family.

Despite her successful career and family life, Hargitay didn't always feel so confident. She thinks of herself as a late bloomer.

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Stars' Stripped-Down Pics Go Up for Auction | Angie Harmon, Jennifer Hudson

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Stars' Stripped-Down Pics Go Up for Auction

Originally posted 05/08/2008 09:55AM

Move over, Miley Cyrus. Stars like Jennifer Hudson, Mariska Hargitay and Angie Harmon all stripped down for Allure's annual portfolio of naked stars. And Editor in Chief Linda Wells is dishing the dirt on the birthday-suit shoots.

"Stars do get surprisingly rattled," she told PEOPLE Wednesday night, during the magazine's Most Alluring Bodies silent auction in New York City. And even though they didn't all appear in Allure, nude portraits of Angelina Jolie, Gisele Bundchen, Kate Moss and Scarlett Johansson were donated by photographers to benefit Skin Cancer Research.

"We've had some of the most gorgeous people with the most gorgeous bodies really have a moment of crisis when they have to drop the robe," said Wells.

So have there been any major surprises during the nude photoshoots? "Some people haven't discovered the bikini wax," she said. "That was a shock. And that is a very expensive bikini wax when you're [forced to fake it] with a lot of retouching."

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Emmy Nominees Prepare for TV's Big Night on Sunday | Felicity Huffman

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Emmy Nominees Prepare for TV's Big Night on Sunday

Originally posted 09/15/2007 06:00PM

The bleachers are already set up outside Los Angeles's Shrine Auditorium for Sunday night's 59th annual Emmy Awards – but are the nominees and their presenters ready?

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