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Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay Thanks Taylor Swift For Upping Her Cool Factor

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment

Everyone knows Mariska Hargitay has always been cool, but the actress is thanking Taylor Swift for upping her game "with the kids" by featuring her in...

Olivia Benson & Meredith Grey Take The Photo of Taylor Swift's Dreams

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment

Taylor Swift is probably wandering the aisles of Home Goods right now in search of the perfect frame for this perfect photo of her TV idols, Mariska H...

Erin Whitney

After 16 Years, Mariska Hargitay Says Olivia Benson Has Changed | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment

She's spent 16 years catching criminals on "Law & Order: SVU," she's an advocate for victims of sexual assault in real life, and now Mariska Hargitay ...

Dave Navarro Opens Up About His Mom's Murder

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Dave Navarro is one of the bevy of celebrities appearing in PSAs about domestic violence for the "No More" campaign, spearheaded by "Law and Order: SV...

Joe Biden, Mariska Hargitay Team Up To Help Domestic Abuse Victims

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact

On Sunday, Americans' love for television binge-watching will end up helping fight domestic abuse -- at least, that's what Vice President Joe Biden an...

Erin Whitney

'Law & Order: SVU' Takes On This Year's Biggest Celebrity Elevator Scandals | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment

"Law & Order: SVU" is practically founded on the tagline "ripped from the headlines" by taking story inspiration from real-life news. In this Wedne...

Everything You Need To Know About This Season Of 'Law & Order: SVU'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment

Season 15 of "Law & Order: SVU" was an intense year not just for Sergeant Olivia Benson, but for the entire squad. Before "SVU" returns on Wednesday, ...

Erin Whitney

Something Went Seriously Wrong In 'SVU' This Season | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.23.2014 | TV

For 15 years we’ve seen Mariska Hargitay’s (now) Sergeant Olivia Benson chase, capture, and interrogate some of the worst criminals imaginable on ...

Will Benson Lie Again?

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.28.2014 | TV

In the last episode of "Law & Order: SVU," Benson was tied up, forced to play Russian roulette with psycho William Lewis, and traumatized when he shot...

'Law & Order: SVU' Has A New Temporary Commanding Officer

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.10.2014 | TV

A lot of crazy stuff went down on Wednesday night's (April 10) "Law & Order: SVU" when Pablo Schreiber made his fourth cameo as psycho rapist William ...

Mariska Hargitay and Amy Poehler Say NO MORE To Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women

"We're never going to fix it." Such is just one of dozens of damaging excuses, defenses and condemnations evoked when discussing sexual assault. Bu...

Guess Who's Back On 'SVU'

Posted 04.01.2014 | TV

After a short break, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" returns with an all new episode this week, but the latest promo trailer teases next week's bi...

Watch Alec Baldwin And A Dead Questlove On 'SVU'

Posted 03.20.2014 | TV

"Law & Order: SVU" is known for its guest starring roles -- anyone who's someone has been on the show. On Wednesday night, March 19, the latest episo...

Did Mariska Hargitay Help Catch A Real-Life Rapist?

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.11.2014 | TV

It's no news that "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay fights for survivors of sexual assault in real life. The Joyful Heart Foundation, which she...

Alec Baldwin Is Coming To 'Law & Order: SVU'

Posted 02.14.2014 | TV

Will Alec Baldwin play victim or perp? Will he woo the jury as a defense attorney or sweat on the the stand? The "30 Rock" star makes his return to...

Say Hello To Olivia Benson In Uniform

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.28.2014 | TV

Who's the boss? Olivia Benson is the boss. After 15 years as a detective, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is finally taking charge of Manhattan SVU, and ...

Happy Birthday, Mariska Hargitay! Here Are 11 Things We Love About You

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Happy Birthday Mariska Hargitay! Today marks the 50th birthday -- WHAT! -- of the actress best known as detective, we mean Sergeant Olivia Benson o...

Philanthropic Celebs Devote Everything To Their Causes

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

In December of 2013, Taylor Swift was declared the most charitable celebrity of the year, topping's list of "Top 20 Celebrities Gone G...

'You Feel Like You're Getting Your Fingernails Ripped Off'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

You weren't the only one stressing over Wednesday night's (Jan. 8) tense courtroom scenes in the latest episode of "Law & Order: SVU." Mariska Hargita...

Why You Should Be Especially Excited For The New Episode Of 'SVU'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

This has been a heavy season for “Law and Order: SVU,” and that’s really saying something for a show that, after 15 seasons, still has fans hook...

How Mariska's Hair Almost Got Her Canned

Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment

Mariska Hargitay has had many different haircuts over the years of "Law & Order: SVU," but one in particular almost got her fired. The Emmy-winning st...

Mariska's Big Honor

Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment

Mariska Hargitay got a big honor on Friday, Nov. 8 when she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The "Law & Order: SVU" star was join...

Joe Biden Visits Domestic Violence Hotline He Helped Create

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

WEST LAKE HILLS, Texas — WEST LAKE HILLS, Texas (AP) — His voice thick with emotion, Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday again toured the Na...

Why Was Law & Order SVU's Benson Spared This Violation?

Jill Di Donato | Posted 11.30.2013 | TV
Jill Di Donato

Were the writers fearful that fans like myself might view Benson as "weak" if she were sexually violated? Doesn't this go against everything Olivia Benson stands for: changing the way women and men see victims of rape?

SVU's Surpisingly Awesome Season Premiere

Allison Leotta | Posted 11.27.2013 | TV
Allison Leotta

Wednesday's double episode was a lean, razor-sharp exploration of one woman's struggle to survive -- and thrive. And Mariska Hargitay's harrowing performance deserves Emmy consideration.