Alleged Zeta-Jones Stalker Enters Plea

PLEADED: A woman charged with stalking and threatening actress Catherine Zeta-Jones entered a no contest plea to one felony count of stalking and three counts of making criminal threats, the Associated Press reports. Dawnette Knight, 33, entered the plea Friday in a Los Angeles court. She is accused of sending threatening letters to Zeta-Jones and people close to the actress, and faces up to five years in prison, which will be determined after a 90-day evaluation. Knight was arrested June 3.

Jerry Orbach Remembered as a 'Best Friend'

Friends and family members gathered Friday for a quintessential New York memorial service for a quintessential New York actor, Law & Order star Jerry Orbach, who died of prostate cancer last Tuesday. He was 69.

Among the 300 people paying their respects for the Bronx-born leading man: Chris Noth, Michael Imperioli, Benjamin Bratt, Olympia Dukakis, Brian Dennehy, Danny Aiello and Tony Roberts.

New Law & Order to Go On, Minus Orbach

On Wednesday, as Broadway dimmed its lights in tribute to Jerry Orbach after the announcement of his death, NBC said it would proceed with plans to introduce the new series Law & Order: Trial by Jury despite the loss of one of its leading stars.

The new series, a third spinoff of the popular franchise, is to begin in the spring and was to feature Orbach as the fast-talking Detective Lennie Briscoe, the character he played for 12 seasons.

Jerry Orbach Dies of Prostate Cancer

Law & Order star Jerry Orbach has died of prostate cancer at the age of 69, his manager confirmed Wednesday.

Orbach died Tuesday night in Manhattan. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Orbach had been diagnosed with the disease, but his manager, Robert Malcolm, said at the time that the actor should be fine, that he was playing golf and continuing to shoot episodes of his TV program.

Jerry Orbach Battling Prostate Cancer

DIAGNOSED: Law & Order star Jerry Orbach, 69, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, his manager, Robert Malcolm, tells New York’s Daily News. “We expect he’ll be fine.

Orbach's Mystery Award

Despite the fact that he doesn’t write mysteries, actor Jerry Orbach picked up a lifetime achievement award Thursday from the Mystery Writers of America. He was cited for his role on TV’s “Law & Order.” Other winners were author Mary Higgins Clark (named a grand master) and movie director (and Madonna’s companion) Guy Ritchie, for his screenplay for “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.”