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Emmanuelle Chirqui Heads To 'The Mentalist' And More Casting News

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Emmanuelle Chirqui heads to
Emmanuelle Chirqui heads to "The Mentalist"

Emmanuelle Chirqui has left the boys of "Entourage" behind: The actress has landed a recurring role on "The Mentalist" as the mysterious Loraliei Martins.

According to TVLine, Chirqui will play Jane (Simon Baker)'s new love interest on the CBS crime drama. Loraliei is set to make her first appearance on the show's May 17 finale, and will be returning for at least five episodes in Season 5.

In addition to HBO's "Entourage," Chirqui's other TV credits include The Borgias, Thundercats and more.

In other casting news...

"The West Wing" actor Richard Schiff will appear on the final episodes "NCIS." Schiff is set to play Harper Dearing, a quirky businessman haunted by the death of his son in a terrorist bombing. [TV Guide]

"SNL" vet Horatio Sans has joined a new ABC pilot. Sanz will play a stay-at-home dad with a dry sense of humor in the still-untitled pilot, starring Mary McCormack. [Vulture]

Emilie de Raven and Kristin Bauer are returning to ABC's "Once Upon A Time." "Lost" star De Ravin will be back as Rumpel's true love Belle, while "True Blood" actress Bauer will return as the show's evil queen Maleficent. [TVLine]

"Friend Me" has added Christopher Mintz-Plasse to its cast. Trading life in a small town for a gig at Groupon in L.A., Mintz-Plasse -- a.k.a. "Superbad's" McLovin' -- will play one half of a best friend duo in the CBS pilot. [Vulture]

Landon Liboiron is headed to Netflix's "Hemlock Grove." The former "Terra Nova" star is set to play Peter, Olivia (Famke Janssen)'s son in the new Netflix horror series. [THR]

Richard Coyle will play a suspected KGB spy on "Covert Affairs." Coyle will embrace the role of Simon Fischer, the "Cambridge-educated and refined globe-trotting venture capitalist" on Season 3 of the USA drama. [TV Guide]