"Law & Order: Los Angeles" proceeds without Wanda De Jesus
"Law & Order: Los Angeles," the West Coast version of the New York-based police/legal drama, hasn't aired yet, but one of its key cast members, Wanda De Jesus, will not be on the show.
Insiders said De Jesus, who was scheduled to play Lt. Arleen Gonzales, a police lieutenant in charge of the officers being played by Skeet Ulrich and Corey Stoll, will be replaced by another performer. They gave no explanation for De Jesus' departure other than saying the role was being recast.
De Jesus is the long-time girlfriend of actor Jimmy Smits, who stars in NBC's "Outlaw."