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Mariska Hargitay & Her Hollywood Stars

Mariska Hargitay gets a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - Part 2 **USA, Australia, New Zealand ONLY**

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Calif. Supported by husband Peter Hermann and their three children - August, 7, Amaya, 2, and Andrew, 2 – the actress received the 2,511th on Friday (November 8).

Joined by A-list pals such as Hilary Swan, Debra Messing, Blair Underwood and Maria Bellow, the Emmy Award-winning actress received her star on the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard, right next to her late mother, ’50s screen legend Jayne Mansfield.

Inspired by her role in SVU, Mariska founded the Joyful Heart Foundation in 2004, which aims to heal, educate and empower victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.

Mariska recently opened up about the No More campaign.

“Society continues to misplace shame and blame on survivors,” Mariska shared with HerScoop. “That has to end.”

“What we saw during the filming, brave and strong and authentic person after person, was people standing up for each other, for the people they love, for their partners, wives, husbands, children, friends, mothers and fathers, for people they’ve never met, for themselves,” she added. “I was just moved beyond words. NO MORE fills me with confidence and renewed determination.”

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Mariska Hargitay: I Love My Post-Baby Body

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay is pretty in purple on the March cover of Ladies Home Journal. In an accompanying interview, the 49-year-old actress – who is mother to children August, 6, Amaya, 2, and Andrew, 1 – opens up about her motherly curves, her fitness routine and how the perspective of age has helped her develop into the fulfilled person she is today.

 On embracing her post-pregnancy body: “I love my curves because they scream, ‘I’m a mama!’ I’m the girl who started wearing maternity pants about an hour after I found out I was pregnant because I was so excited about becoming a mom. Things are sagging a bit – I’m not going to lie. But am I going to be upset about the sag or am I going to look at my three gorgeous kids and my husband and count my lucky stars?”

On how her kids help her keep fit: “I try to run because it keeps me sane. There are weeks I don’t do it at all. There are weeks when I do it every day. But I also live in a house with a lot of stairs and three young kids, and as clichéd as it sounds, chasing after my kids is no small feat. I don’t even need to go to a gym because all I do is go up and down stairs carrying toddlers!”

On becoming a confident woman: “I spent most of my 20s having people say no to me. I’d go on auditions and the casting directors would be like: You’re not tall enough, you’re not pretty enough, you’re not blonde enough, your nose is too big, your nose is too small, your skin is too dark, your skin is too light, change your name! There was so much rejection. I didn’t work for eight years. But my dad taught me not to give up. He’d hold his forefinger and his thumb about an inch apart and say, “Mariska, it takes about this much more to be a winner.” I’d get an audition and he’d say, “How hard are you going to work for it? What are you going to do today to get yourself closer to your goal?” So I did what I could to become the best actor I could be: I read every play, I went to acting class, I took every audition, I pushed myself when I didn’t feel like pushing myself. I acted confident even when I wasn’t. And slowly, by doing the thing I loved and by getting better at it, I became more confident.”

Read more of Mariska’s interview in Ladies Home Journal – on newsstands February 12th.

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Celebrity Children Who Have Helped Heal Famous Families

Anyone who has ever had a family knows what it's like to experience grief, discord, or estrangement... and if your family has remained free of such sorrows, consider yourself lucky!

Even, and sometimes especially the rich and famous find themselves caught up in family feuds that are documented in the headlines for all to witness. But several celebrities have found healing and a way back to love and goodwill through the birth and upbringing of their children.

From Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie to Sandra Bullock and Mariska Hargitay, click through to read about famous families who have found new beginnings in their own families via their kids.

 

Celebrity Parents Rock The Emmy Awards

Call the babysitter, mom and dad are walking the red carpet!

Let's take a look at some of our favorite celebrity parents who were in attendance at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night (August 29) in Los Angeles.

Who was the best dressed? Who needs to fire their stylist?

Take a look through our slideshow and see who wore it best at last night's awards show.

 

And the Emmy goes to…

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Mad Men and Modern Family clinched the top honors at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Mad Men won the Emmy for best TV drama for the third year in a row and a second Emmy for writing, which went to series creator Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy while Modern Family took home the trophy for outstanding comedy series and four more awards including the best supporting actor trophy for Eric Stonestreet and an award for writers Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd.

Glee, the musical series, which led the nominations with 19 nods, won Emmys for supporting actress Jane Lynch and director Ryan Murphy while Top Chef won Emmy for outstanding reality series. Congratulations to all the winners. Hit the jump for the complete list of nominees and winners.
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Mariska Hargitay & Her Big Apple Boy

Mariska Hargitay and her adorable son August were spotted on the Upper West Side of New York City today (August 10). Mariska, 46, spent some quality time with her 4-year-old son during a break from filming her hit TV show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

August's father is Mariska's hubby, actor Peter Hermann.

The gorgeous Golden Globe-winning actress said that she and Peter are open to having another baby. "It’s in God’s hands,” she said. “But we’re always open to it.”

 

Sheryl Crowe: Wyatt Is Like A Labrador, He Needs To Run Around

Sheryl Crow was thrust into the spotlight 17-years-ago when her hit song All I Wanna Do hit the airwaves. Since this time the rockin' mama has been through public relationships with the likes of Lance Armstrong and Owen Wilson, has survived a battle with breast cancer, and is now a happy mom of two young boys.

Crow, who recently adopted her second son, Levi James, invited Elle Magazine into the New York City loft which she once called full-time home, and opened up about her passions and her new life with two sons. Of becoming a mother to son Wyatt, now 3, Crow said,

He changed my life completely. I’ve really put roots down with him. His happiness is my priority.”

The singer, who enjoyed a playdate with fellow celebrity/good friend Mariska Hargitay during the interview, than touched on moving her home-base to a Nashville farm, saying of Wyatt, “Look at him, he’s like a Labrador— he needs to be outside, running around."

For the complete interview head over to Elle Magazine...

 

Mariska Hargitay’s Smiling Sweetheart

Actress Mariska Hargitay was all smiles as she welcomed a surprise visitor on the set of Law & Order: SVU on Thursday (April 1).

Little August, 3 ½, gave his mama a huge hug before running off to play with his ball as Mariska got back to work. What a happy duo!

August’s father is Mariska’s husband of nearly six years, Peter Hermann.

 

Mariska Hargitay & Her St. Barts Boys

Hot mama! Mariska Hargitay looked gorgeous on the beaches of St. Barts while vacationing with her husband Peter Hermann and their sweet 3 1/2-year-old son August on Friday (February 12).

The 46-year-old Law & Order: SVU actress rocked a bikini and one-piece throughout the fun day. She looks amazing!

The gorgeous Golden Globes winner recently said that she and Peter are open to having another baby. "It’s in God’s hands,” she said. “But we’re always open to it.”

 

Mariska Hargitay’s Sleepy Sweetheart

Actress Mariska Hargitay and her 3 ½-year-old son, August, were spotted together as they prepared to depart LAX on Sunday (January 24).

August slept in his mother’s arms as she waited for her flight and chatted with a security guard. He continued his nap as she made her way through the terminal.

Just two days prior to this sighting, we caught a glimpse of the mother-son duo as they landed at LAX.

Recently, the 45-year-old Law & Order: SVU star was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.

 

Moms Hit The SAGs Red Carpet

Mom-to-be Paula Patton was aglow on the red carpet at last night's Screen Actor's Guild awards in Los Angeles, California. The Precious star, who is expecting her first child with hubby Robin Thicke, dressed up her bump in a white strapless tulle gown.

White was a hot color among the A-list moms at the star-studded event: Kate Hudson turned heads in a backless white Pucci gown and mom-of-two Kyra Sedgewick was gorgeous in Vera Wang. Up in the Air star Vera Farmiga opted for an off-white J. Mendel and Toni Collette shone in an empire-waist gown with gold details.

The always beautiful Mariska Hargitay injected some color into the evening with her magenta Vera Wang gown as did funny mom Tina Fey in a purple satin knee-length dress and Juliana Margulies in a blue velvet Narciso Rodriguez gown.

Which mom had the best red carpet look at last night's SAGs?

 

Mariska Hargitay & August Land At LAX

What a cutie! Mariska Hargitay was spotted arriving at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday (January 22) with her smiley 3 ½-year-old son August. The mother-son duo shared a hug while waiting for their luggage. So sweet!

Mariska, 45, recently said that she is open to having another baby.

It’s in God’s hands,” she said. “But we’re always open to it.”

 

Mariska Hargitay: “We’re Always Open” To Another Baby

Mariska Hargitay looks sassy and confident on the cover of More magazine’s February issue. The 45-year-old Law & Order: SVU star, married to Peter Hermann, opens up about how their 3 ½-year-old son August Miklos Friedrich has helped her heal old wounds.

August is almost exactly the same age as Mariska was when her mom — legendary sex symbol Jayne Mansfield — died in an automobile accident in 1967. Mariska and her brothers were in the backseat and escaped without serious injuries. The Golden Globe-winning actress opens up about the loss of her famous mom at the tender age of three.

I love it when people say, ‘She had such a great laugh, and so do you.' When I find similarities, it gives me so much peace. Children, when they lose their mother, have a different antenna. [They wonder] ‘When will I be safe? When will I be home?’ I lost my home too early. I’m getting it back through Peter and August. It’s about following the signs, listening to your inner voice. I’m living my life, and I know that this is what I’m supposed to be doing.”

The gorgeous Golden Globes winner goes on to say that she hasn’t given up hope of making August a big brother. “It’s in God’s hands,” she says. “But we’re always open to it.”