Fashion Week: Mariska Hargitay's quality time with her son
Mariska Hargitay is trying to squeeze in extra time at Central Park with her 3-year-old son, August, before the weather gets too chilly. “We try to get there as much as we can, especially with winter being as brutal as it is,” the “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” star and California native told us before the Lela Rose show. But when she isn't playing with little August, or hanging out at favorite New York spots such as Babbo, Hargitay on the set of "SVU," which premieres for the season Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. on NBC. This season, Christine Lahti joins the long-running cop drama as an assistant district attorney. "There's a new energy, a change ... because it's a very character that's in the squad room," Hargitay said. "She really shakes things up a bit."