Law & Order: SVU is ripping from the headlines yet again and for fans of celebrity news, this episode will likely seem mighty familiar. In "Producer's Backend," viewers will meet Tensley Evans (played by guest star Stevie Lynn Jones), a troubled Hollywood starlet. She seems to be a little bit Amanda Bynes, a little bit Lindsay Lohan.

When viewers meet the star, she's just had an accident with another young woman and Amaro (Danny Pino) arrives on the scene of the accident and we have an exclusive first look at the meeting in the clip above.

"Really? Do you live under a rock?" Tensley asks Amaro in the clip when he doesn't recognize her. "Tensley Evans: Former teen movie star, current favorite celebrity hot mess."

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Tensley tries to get out of trouble with some suggestive offers and when Amaro says he'll call his supervisor she says, "Call him, too. I love threesomes."

Amaro handles everything by the book and finds himself back on SVU squad, but Tensley's arrest opens a whole new can of worms and an investigation into those caring for her. Amaro is tasked with investigating Tensley's statutory rape of a 15-year-old boy. However, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) suspects the actress' downward spiral may have been caused by abuse of her own.

Smash's Brian d'Arcy James, Ron Rifkin, Peter Scanavino and Hoda Kotb also guest star in "Producer's Backend."

This isn't the first time SVU has ripped from the headlines this season. The premiere featured a take on Uber, the car service, and the second episode crammed Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Solange's elevator incident with a Donald Sterling-esque executive. Ratings for the series have been steady. The season 16 premiere in September had 10.1 million viewers and a 2.2 rating. The following week had 7.7 million viewers and a 1.8 rating.

Law and Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.

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