Law and Order takes on the Anna Nicole Smith story
Law and Order: Criminal Intent has signed actress Kristy Swanson to play Lorelei Mailer, a role based on the controversial fall of Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith.
The show will also include a character based on Smith's companion and former attorney Howard K. Stern rumored to be played by comedian Jon Lovitz. While Stern, the man who claims to be the father of Anna Nicole's baby, Dannielynn, will get his own character; Smith's ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead is said to have been left out of the show.
A character based loosely on Smith’s estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, is likely to make the cut.
The episodes featuring the plot line that mirrors Anna Nicole's controversy is slated to air during May sweeps.