The Trayvon Martin/Paula Deen Episode of SVU Was Absolutely Ridiculous

Trayvon Martin, Paula Deen, Stop and Frisk and Assistant DA Raul Esparza? Dick Wolf was not kidding with this whole Law & Order/ripped from the headlines thing. Of course, if he wanted to be more accurate, the slogan would go "ripped from one headline, ripped from another headline, ripped from a third headline and then… » 10/03/13 3:20pm 10/03/13 3:20pm

Detective Benson Got the Shit Kicked Out of Her on Last Night's SVU

Season 14 of Law & Order: SVU ended with Detective Benson walking into her apartment to find William Lewis (played by Orange Is the New Black's Pablo Schreiber), a violent rapist who has repeatedly dodged conviction, armed and waiting for her. On that cliffhanger, SVU went on summer hiatus, leaving viewers to worry for … » 9/26/13 12:30pm 9/26/13 12:30pm

Law & Order: SVU Rips Story From Dozens of Campus Rape Headlines

Last night Law & Order: Special Victims Unit aired "Girl Dishonored," essentially a greatest hits compilation of recent highly-publicized college rape cases complete with zeitgeisty references to Snapchat and "Gangnam Style." The episode's standard disclaimer — "The following story is fictional and does not depict any actual … » 4/25/13 3:06pm 4/25/13 3:06pm

Feed Your Outrage with These Law & Order: SVU Previews Featuring…

A lot of people have asked themselves why Law & Order: SVU — a show primarily about victims' advocacy — would cast known convicted rapist Mike Tyson on their program, but, now, thanks to these previews for tomorrow's episode, we finally have an answer. It's because he's such a good actor. Okay, Dick Wolf. CHUNG CHUNG.… » 2/05/13 12:40pm 2/05/13 12:40pm

Why in God's Name Is Mike Tyson, Convicted Rapist, Guest Starring on

I've spent a lot of time analyzing my long-term, stable(r), monogamous attachment to Law & Order: SVU (how do we keep the spark alive!?), and one of the main conclusions I've come to is that—for all its gratuitous trauma-porn issues — it's a show largely about women that actually acknowledges how scary and vulnerable it … » 1/25/13 4:40pm 1/25/13 4:40pm

Chelsea Handler On Her Abortion: "These Are Things People Shouldn't Be…

In an interview in which she ranted about reality shows, Chelsea Handler revealed that she had an abortion when she was a teenager. "We need to be focusing on other things," she told the New York Times. "We're seeking out such grossness in human behavior and want such mindless entertainment. The Real Housewives of Atlanta » 5/25/11 9:00am 5/25/11 9:00am