Jennifer Love Hewitt Not Joining Law & Order: SVU

Rumor has been going around that former Ghost Whisperer star Jennifer Love Hewitt was in line to take over from Mariska Hargitay on Law & Order: SVUas the female lead. Hargitay will be reducing her role significantly mid-season and star Christopher Meloni has announced he will not be coming back for another season. Unfortunately for Hewitt, however, it seems her new role has proven as ghostly as her former spiritual contacts.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt was allegedly in the running to take over from Mariska Hargitay on Law & Order: SVU as part of a revamped cast for the show. Even the Huffington Post got in on the speculation, saying that Jennifer Love Hewitt was in possible casting consideration.

According to, Jennifer Love Hewitt will definitely not be one of the new cast members coming on board to freshen up the show. You gotta feel bad for the girl. I mean, she’s already had to endure being voted the worst actress since 1985. With Christopher Meloni leaving, we’re pretty sure they will probably opt to bring in at least one new strong male lead.

Mariska Hargitay will still be around part-time at least and Ice-T announced via Twitter on Friday that he will “officially be back for the next 2 years at least.” So we may still not know who the noobs will be coming on board, but at least we’ll have a few old-timers sticking around to keep the fans happy.

Mariska Hargitay Has A Bum Lung

One of Snarkista’s fave actresses had to miss the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday because she has a collapsed lung! Law and Order SVU’s Mariska Hargitay suffered the collapse, a pneumothorax, while she and her family were on vacation. Mariska was up for “Best Actress In A Television Drama” at the Globes. Poor Mariska, that is a VERY painful and scary condition. Good news for fans, though, her rep. says that “She will appear in all episodes for the rest of the season of Law & Order: SVU.” Yay!

Mariska plays Detective Olivia Benson of the Special Victims Unit. She has won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her portrayal. She is the daughter of 50’s blonde bombshell actress Jayne Mansfield and Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay. Mansfield died at age 34 as a result of a 1967 car crash. Get well soon, Mariska!