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Cynthia Nixon Heads to 'Law & Order: CI,' Judge Judy Signs Deal Through 2015 and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted May 2nd 2011 6:00PM
Cynthia NixonCynthia Nixon is returning to the 'Law & Order' family with a guest role on 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent.' The 'Sex And the City' star previously won an Emmy for a role on 'Law & Order: SVU.'

According to TVLine, Nixon will play Amanda Reese in the episode loosely based on the Broadway show 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.' Reese is described as a high-strung director of a fictional show, 'Icarus.' When a sabotaged stunt results in an actor's death, Nixon's character spirals out of control.

'Criminal Intent' has already been visited by Jay Mohr, with appearances from veteran actors Jeri Ryan and Neil McDonough in the pipeline.

In other TV news ...

'Judge Judy' will be sticking around TV for another couple of years. Judy Sheindlin has signed a deal with CBS TV to be on the air until 2015. 'Judge Judy' has surpassed 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' in viewers. [Deadline]

The networks will extend their news broadcasts to one hour tonight to cover Osama bin Laden's death. ABC, CBS and NBC will add an extra half hour to their newscasts this evening. [Variety]

Bravo star Patti Stanger is heading to 'Drop Dead Diva.' The 'Millionaire Matchmaker' will play a brutally honest dating-show guru. Her character insults Jane and then sues Teri for slander. "I can't wait to go head-to-head with Margaret Cho - I love, love her. But watch out, lady, I'm bringing you down! Oh, and while I'm on set, maybe I can do a little matchmaking!" [TV Guide]

Big Show will guest star on 'Burn Notice.' The WWE star previously guest starred on 'In Plain Sight.' [Entertainment Weekly]

William Campbell has died. Campbell is known for his 'Star Trek' guest work, the role of Trelane in 'The Squire of Gothos' and Koloth in 'The Trouble With Tribbles.' He reprised the role of Trelane for a 'Star Trek' video game and an episode of 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.' He was 84. [Hollywood Reporter]

USA Network is teaming up with Ridley and Tony Scott for a series of short films. The eight films will be made for USA's Character Project. USA will launch a microsite to feature director's cuts of the films. [Hollywood Reporter]

A reality TV crew helicopter crashed and injured three people in Pennsylvania. The copter was filled with crew members for G4's 'Campus PD.' Nobody on the ground was injured. [Hollywood Reporter]

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Wanda Dixon

I think the answer is artificial insemination and it was Christine who gave birth to the baby called Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni

May 04 2011 at 5:46 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

She needs to eat a sandwich. Scary looking.

May 03 2011 at 3:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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