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by | 31st, October 2006

ELISABETH Hasselbeck, who started out as a Survivor: Australian Outback cutie and wound up as the dim conservative prig and now Rosie O’Donnell’s whipping girl on The View, got herself in the news this week by going after Law & Order: SVU because the show named a raped and murdered character “Elizabeth Hassenback.”

Little Lizzie said the stunt was “socially irresponsible and gruesomely suggestive, “disrespected” her and put her “at risk,” and called SVU executive producer Neal Baer to complain. She said that before Baer hung up on her, he claimed that any similarity between Elizabeth Hassenback and Elisabeth Hasselbeck was purely a coincidence.

Coincidence? Our source at SVU says there’s no way it’s a coincidence.

“That’s like having a character named ‘President Bushed.’ They definitely knew what they were doing,” he or she told Tabloid Baby last night. “Law & Order is scrupulous about making sure they don’t use anyone’s name as a character– especially not someone who’s famous. Whenever we use a name on the show, we have people who check. If there are even five people in New York with the same name, they don’t use the name. To use a celebrity’s

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