Ruehl to Star in ABC’s Legal Drama Pilot “Doubt”

Mercedes Ruehl has no doubt what her next television project will be…

The 65-year-old part-Cuban Oscar– and Tony-winning actress has signed on to star opposite Steve Coogan and Carla Gugino in ABC’s legal drama pilot Doubt.

Mercedes Ruehl

From Sony Pictures Television, the project centers on Vincent (portrayed by Coogan), a former police officer who is now a cunning but charming low-rent lawyer using his street smarts to work the system for his clients while battling his own demons and wooing his ex-wife Linda (Gugino).

Ruehl will portray Mrs. Syn Newman, a lawyer who works and constantly bickers with her husband (John Pankow) in offices they rent from Vincent. Though frequently exasperated by her landlord, she also considers him a son and her frustration with him never dampens her desire to fight alongside him.

Ruehl, who has an upcoming guest-starring role in the episode of TNT’s Monday Mornings, has guest-starred in Law & Order, Psych and Entourage.

The Fisher King star will next be seen in the film Chu And Blossom.

Alejandro: “Da Man” in Indonesia?

He may have met his untimely demise on True Blood, but Kevin Alejandro is still bewitching the world with his good looks and sharp style…

The 35-year-old Mexican American actor—who appeared as Jesus Velasquez in the third and fourth seasons of HBO’s hit vampire drama—appears in a special feature in Da Man magazine’s December 2011/January 2012 issue.

Kevin Alejandro Da Man Feature

“I do like fashion, but I don’t know much about labels or designers,” admits Alejandro, who appears dressed to the nines in the spread for the Indonesian magazine. “All I know is, if it looks good, sleek and like you put some effort into it, I’m probably going to like it.”

Kevin Alejandro Da Man Feature

But Alejandro’s feature wasn’t all centered on fashion…

The Texas-born-and-raised actor discussed his latest project Hide, a movie of the week that premiered this month on TNT.

“I’m starring opposite the beautiful and talented Carla Gugino,” says Alejandro, who has also appeared on Ugly Betty, Southland and 24. “We are both detectives tracking a serial killer. It is very well done. I hope everyone enjoys it.”

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