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Paula Patton Confirmed as New ADA on 'Law & Order: SVU'

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 22nd 2010 11:30AM
Paula Patton joins the cast of 'Law & Order: SVU'NBC confirmed yesterday what had been speculated last month, that 'Precious' star Paula Patton will join the cast of 'Law & Order: SVU' as the new ADA. NBC officially announced the hiring yesterday.

According to TVGuide.com, Patton's character's name is Mikka Von, and she will appear in multiple episodes, starting in episode five. She steps into shoes most recently filled by Sharon Stone and Stephanie March.

The TVGuide.com piece quotes executive producer Neal Baer, who was impressed with Patton's performance as tutor to Precious, calling her "funny, warm and witty with a penchant for justice."

In the meantime, Patton will continue to work on film projects like 'This Wednesday,' scored by her husband, Robin Thicke, and the romantic comedy 'Jumping the Broom.'

In other 'L&O' casting news,also according to TVGuide.com, Maria Bello has signed on for two episodes of 'SVU' playing the subject of an investigation by Detective Benson. Baer previously worked with Bello on 'ER.'

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While it will be nice to have a permanent ADA again, I was really hoping that Alex Cabot would be back. Her brief returned was way too short.

July 23 2010 at 7:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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