Ailing Hargitay to stay with show

A representative for Mariska Hargitay says the actress has a partially collapsed lung, but will appear on all of this season's episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.


Hargitay's spokesman, Gary Mantoosh, declined further comment.

Hargitay, 44, won an Emmy last year for her role as Detective Olivia Benson on the show.


Baby Affleck has a name

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, both 36, have named their newborn daughter Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck.

Affleck's spokesman, Shawn Sachs, confirmed the moniker yesterday. Garner gave birth to her second daughter last week. She joins Violet, 3.

Mandel back to work

A publicist for Howie Mandel says he's out of the hospital and plans to return to work today.

Mandel was in Toronto taping his new show Howie Do It! when he was taken to the hospital for an irregular heartbeat Monday, said Lewis Kay, publicist for the 53-year-old game show host.

Mandel was conscious and breathing when taken from a downtown hotel Monday evening. Family members went with him to St. Michael's Hospital, police said.

TV's top 10


Looking to become No. 1 in the nation, Florida and Oklahoma faced each other in Miami in the Bowl Championship Series. The 26.8 million people who tuned in led Fox to the ratings crown for the week of Jan. 5-11, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The rest of the top 10 (in millions): NFL Football: Arizona vs. Carolina, Fox, 23.8; AFC Divison Playoff Post-Game, CBS, 21.3; The Mentalist, CBS, 19.6; NCIS, CBS, 19.1; Fiesta Bowl, Fox, 17.1; 60 Minutes, CBS, 15.0; Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 14.9; Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 13.9; Desperate Housewives, ABC, 13.8.

Time's up 1

Fox TV is bringing Prison Break to an end after four seasons.

The network said yesterday that the drama starring Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell will begin airing its final episodes this spring.

Time's up 2


Melissa George's last day for work on ABC's Grey's Anatomy is Tuesday, People magazine says online.

"It was my choice," George told's Michael Ausiello of her decision to leave the show.

And, Faye Dunaway will be joining the show.


CBS commentator Andy Rooney, 90.

NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, 69.


Actress Faye Dunaway, 68.

Movie director Steven Soderbergh, 46.

Rapper LL Cool J, 41.

Actor Jason Bateman, 40.

Rock singer Dave Grohl, 40.