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Richard Belzer Leaving Law & Order: SVU as John Munch Character Retires

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Richard Belzer is leaving “Law & Order: SVU.”

The actor, who has played cop John Munch on the show since it began in 1999, originated the role for “Homicide: Life on the Street” in 1993.

On Wednesday’s episode of “SVU,” it was revealed that Munch had filed his retirement papers.

Law & Order: SVU Episode to Combine Paula Deen, Trayvon Martin Plots: Report

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“Law & Order: SVU” will reportedly combine this summer’s Paula Deen and Trayvon Martin stories into one racially charged episode during the show’s upcoming 15th season.

According to TV Guide, Cybill Shepherd will portray Jolene Castille, a Southern restaurant owner who shoots and kills an unarmed black teenager wearing a hoodie in New York.

WATCH: Law & Order: SVU Promo For Episode Inspired By Chris Brown, Rihanna

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VIDEO

“Law & Order: SVU” is set to air an episode that appears to be a thinly veiled take on Chris Brown and Rihanna’s complicated history.

Check out the video here — what do you think?

Rosie Perez Sues “Law & Order: SVU” Over Neck Injury

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Rosie Perez is suing “Law & Order: SVU” producers for a neck injury she suffered while filming a guest role on the series in September 2009.

According to legal documents filed in Brooklyn, Perez claims she was hurt while shooting a scene in which she fights with another woman through the front window of a car.

Over the course of multiple takes, several discs in Perez’s neck became herniated.

Mariska Hargitay Adopts Baby Girl

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Mariska Hargitay is a new mom!

The “Law & Order: SVU” star and husband, Peter Hermann, are the parents of a baby girl named Amaya Josephine.

The little girl, born about a week ago, was adopted in the U.S.

In Other News…

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In today’s lineup, “Skins” is supposedly safe, ‘The Hobbit’ is delayed, and Javier Bardem is epic.

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