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Alec Baldwin's ironic 'Law & Order: SVU' role revealed

Alec Baldwin arrives for the screening of "The

Alec Baldwin arrives for the screening of "The Zen of Bennett" at the Hamptons International Film Festival, hosted by Alec Baldwin at the Guild Hall in East Hampton (Aug. 14, 2012) Credit: John Roca

Alec Baldwin -- who has given up, hates New York, is fed up with TV, will never watch MSNBC again, certainly never watch Anderson Cooper again, and...what am I missing? -- has one last role to play, on "Law & Order: SVU," as a...

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...newspaper columnist.

 Oh right. Alec hates them too. 

Details on the March 19 must-watch episode (must-watch to see if Alec becomes a victim) as follows (and not to bury the other lead, Katie Couric has a cameo too):

"Jimmy MacArthur, a controversial New York newspaper columnist who questions the SVU squad’s motives during the investigation of a potential hate crime/rape case. The episode also marks the directorial debut of “SVU” star Mariska Hargitay, whose character, Sergeant Olivia Benson, goes head to head with MacArthur. Katie Couric also makes a cameo appearance, playing herself as a talk show host who quizzes MacArthur about the headline grabbing case.

Here's "SVU" boss Warren Leight on his unusual guest star:  “New York City has had a long history of high profile and controversial newspaper columnists, whose influence extends beyond the newsroom. In our story, ‘Jimmy Mac’s’ reporting interferes with the investigation, which has a ripple effect when the case goes to trial. We couldn’t ask for a better actor for Mariska [Hargitay] to work with in her directorial debut. Their chemistry on screen is palpable.”

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