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29 Septembre 2022

'L&O' Rips Britney, K-Fed from the Headlines
Publié par Gina Serpe dans E! Online le 12/09/06.

A talent-challenged wannabe rapper who's built a career on the back of his gum-chomping, seatbelt-averse celeb wife?

Stop us if you've heard this one before.

According to the producers of Law & Order, the preceding set-up is fictional and does not depict any actual person or event. Apparently, they've lapsed on their subscription to Us Weekly.

Dick Wolf's long-running procedural will kick off its 17th season with just such a couple--a fictionalized pair of suspects who bears a striking resemblance to Kevin Federline and Britney Spears.

In the show, the couple, J-Train (Wayne Wilcox) and Sky Sweet (Barbara King), bear several similarities to K-Fed and Spears, both in terms of storyline and physical appearance.

Hopefully, that's where the parallels stop.

In the episode titled "Fame," J-Train becomes the prime suspect in the murder of an NYPD detective and gets arrested when the killing is connected to incriminating photos of his paparazzi-hounded starlet wife (she's snapped dropping the baby in Central Park and then leaving the kid alone in a car while she runs into a coffee shop, per the New York Post), forcing the oversaturated couple even further into the media spotlight.

The season premiere also marks the debut of two new Law & Order regulars, Detective Nina Cassidy, played by Rescue Me's Milena Govich, and Assistant District Attorney Consuela "Connie" Rubirosa, played by CSI: Miami's Alana De La Garza.

And therein lies another Federline connection.

While Law & Order is banking on the reputation of Federline and Spears to attract viewers, CSI is going with the real thing.

The 28-year-old father of almost four is also helping kick off the CBS drama's season this month with an in-the-flesh appearance. Federline's acting debut will see him really stretch his talents, playing an arrogant, thuggish teen who harasses Nick (George Eads) and Warrick (Gary Dourdan) as the duo attempts to investigate a crime.

Elsewhere on the Federline front, he's following up his widely mocked performance at the Teen Choice Awards last month with the release his debut album, Playing with Fire, Oct. 31.

And on the home front, Spears is expected to deliver baby number two any time now.

In the meantime, fans can set their TiVos for the battle of the procedurals. The two-part season premiere of CSI debuts Sept. 21; Law & Order kicks off the following night.

Article issu de E! Online et
initialement publié le 12/09/06.

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