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Kathryn Erbe to appear on Law and Order: SVU

Kathryn Erbe is set to reprise her Law and Order: Criminal Intent role as Alexandra Eames on Law and Order: SVU, as a detective working for a joint City/Federal Homeland Security Task Force, who crosses paths with the SVU squad.

Gold Medallist Ryan Lochte to guest star on 90210

Swimmer Ryan Lochte will guest star on 90210, playing himself. He will be holidaying at a resort where Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Max (Josh Zuckerman) are also staying. 

Welcome Back Kotter’s Ron Palillo dies

Ron Palillo, who played student Arnold Dingfelder Horshack on Welcome Back Kotter, has died of a heart attack in Palm Beach, Florida. He was 63.

Emilio Estefan to develop Latino-themed drama

Grammy-winning producer Emilio Estefan, who propelled Jennifer Lopez, Miami Sound Machine and Ricky Martin to success, is set to develop a TV series. It will be a Latino-themed drama. Estefan has said, “A lot of the things they usually have related to Latinos were prostitutes, housekeepers or drug dealers. I feel this will definitely bring a lot of hope and respect to a lot of new generation actors to be able to play any kind of role.”

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