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Mariska Hargitay: Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash with Amaya!

Mariska Hargitay attends the Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash on Wednesday (June 6) held at Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink Central Park in NYC.

The 48-year-old Law & Order: SVU star and husband Peter Hermann brought along their adorable daughter, Amaya, and son August for the event, which benefited families in need.

“After we adopted, it was remarkable how many people had great thoughts and tips for us,” Mariska told Good Housekeeping‘s May issue. “And my friends are all so incredibly loving and hilarious; I inevitably end up laughing when I talk to them. I would say in that department, I am a very lucky girl.”

The same day, Mariska was spotted chatting with Hilary Swank as she took her dog for a walk.

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Nicole Richie: Fifi Awards 2012 with Michelle Monaghan!

Nicole Richie strikes a pose in Emilio Pucci at the 2012 Fifi Awards held at The Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Monday (May 21) in New York City.

The 30-year-old fashion designer was joined by Michelle Monaghan, Jane Lynch, model Jessica Stam, and Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay as they saluted the best in the world of fragrances.

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Nicole finished her look with Brian Atwood pumps, a House of Harlow 1960 clutch and Meus jewelry, while Jessica, 26, wore a Marchesa dress and Roger Vivier shoes.

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Katharine McPhee & Debra Messing: NBC Upfront!

Katharine McPhee hits the red carpet at NBC’s Upfront Presentation held at Radio City Music Hall on Monday (May 14) in New York City.

The 28-year-old actress’s Smash co-stars, Debra Messing and Megan Hilty, joined her at the press event.

Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay, wearing a white Victoria Beckham dress, also attended with her cast mates.

Pictured inside: Jamie-Lynn Sigler (in a Nonoo red jumpsuit) with her Guys with Kids co-stars Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger, Anthony Anderson, and the show’s producer, Jimmy Fallon.

FYI: Katharine is wearing Dolce&Gabbana. Debra paired a Max Mara dress with Christian Louboutin shoes, and Fred Leighton jewelry. Megan wore Jean-Michel Cazabat‘s “Leonie” slingbacks.
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Mariska Hargitay Talks Adoption & 'SNL' with Ellen

Mariska Hargitay meets up with Jenny McCarthy at the NBC Universal summer press day held at The Langham Huntington on Wednesday (April 18) in Pasadena, Calif.

The day before, Mariska, 48, taped an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she talked about a campaign to get her on Saturday Night Live and adopting her son and daughter.

“It was very different with my son. It all happened very quickly and that’s not usually how it happens,” she shared. “I would say usually it takes the same about of time it takes for a baby to grow in your belly. With my daughter it took months and months and with my son it was, truth be told, it was two days.

FYI: Mariska is wearing Prada and Larkspur&Hawk earrings at the press day. She wore a Max Mara dress and Larkspur&Hawk jewelry to the Ellen show.


Mariska Hargitay – The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Natalie Portman: 'Chimpanzee' Screening with Jane Goodall!

Natalie Portman and Dave Matthews sandwich in Jane Goodall at a screening of Chimpanzee on Saturday (April 14) at the Crosby Street Hotel in NYC.

Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay also came out for the Disneynature and The Cinema Society-hosted event.

Synopsis for the documentary, which hits theaters this Friday (April 20): A new True Life Adventure introducing an adorable baby chimp named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph. Oscar’s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom.

Working together, Oscar’s chimpanzee family – including his mom and the group’s savvy leader – navigates the complex territory of the forest. The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps, who’d rather make mayhem than join their parents for an afternoon nap. But when Oscar’s family is confronted by a rival band of chimps, he is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever.

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Mariska Hargitay: Adoption Was a 'Very Bumpy' Ride

Mariska Hargitay opens up about adoption in Good Housekeeping‘s May issue, on newsstands April 10.

Here’s what the 48-year-old Law & Order: SVU star had to share:

On a heartbreaking loss during a previous adoption process: “I”m not gonna lie. There were wrenching moments. I say to everybody, ‘Adoption is not for the faint of heart.’ The long and short of it: the birth mother changed her mind. It was nothing short of devastating. But … this is what I’ve come to understand about life: It was probably the greatest, happiest ending. I mean, it was so painful for us, but it was deeply joyful and deeply right for her.”

On her daughter Amaya Josephine: “[This one] was kind of … storybook. It was almost too good to be true. I basically pulled Amaya out. [My husband] Peter and I held her, and then the birth mother and I hugged for a long time. That was profound. That was one of the most meaningful moments I’ve ever had in my life.”

On son Andrew: “I don’t really know what to say about it, other than it was a no-brainer. Peter and I both thought, ‘Let’s do it! I’m in! It was like a miracle. And I don’t use that word lightly. I’ve never made a bigger decision so quickly. The whole thing happened in a total of two days … Adoption was a bumpy ride – very bumpy. But, God, was it worth the fight.”

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Hilary Swank & Mariska Hargitay: 'On A Clear Day' Opening!

Hilary Swank and Mariska Hargitay hit the red carpet at the opening night of the Broadway musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever held at the St. James Theatre on Sunday (December 11) in New York City.

Hilary, 37, came out to support the show’s star, Harry Connick Jr. Harry and Hilary starred in the 2007 romantic comedy together, P.S. I Love You!

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If you are in the NYC area, check out On A Clear Day You Can See Forever on the Great White Way.

FYI: Hilary is wearing Gucci.

10 + pictures inside of Hilary Swank and Mariska Hargitay at the opening of On A Clear Day
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