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Patinkin: Biggest regret is ‘Criminal Minds’

What is “Homeland” star Mandy Patinkin’s biggest career regret? Appearing on CBS’ “Criminal Minds” for two seasons, from 2005 to 2007, before his abrupt departure.

“The biggest public mistake I ever made was that I chose to do ‘Criminal Minds’ in the first place,” the actor told New York magazine. “I thought it was something very different. I never thought they were going to kill and rape all these women every night, every day, week after week, year after year.

“It was very destructive to my soul and my personality. After that, I didn’t think I would get to work in television again.”

While his current project, “Homeland,” is quite violent as well, Mr. Patinkin told New York he sees the two shows differently.

“I’m not making a judgment on the taste [of people who watch crime procedurals],” he said. “But I’m concerned about the effect it has. Audiences all over the world use this programming as their bedtime story. This isn’t what you need to be dreaming about.

“A show like ‘Homeland’ is the antidote. It asks why there’s a need for violence in the first place.”

Klum denies having affair while married to Seal

Heidi Klum is denying that she had an affair with her bodyguard while married to pop singer Seal. But now, having split from Seal, she says she is seeing the bodyguard.

On Wednesday’s edition of Katie Couric’s new talk show, “Katie,” Miss Klum said she “never looked at another man” while she and Seal were together. But more recently, she and the family’s bodyguard of four years have gotten to know each other “from a completely different side.”

Miss Klum chose not to call their connection a relationship, saying, “it’s just started.” She called him “a great man.”

Seal criticized Miss Klum for having a relationship with the man before their divorce was final.

The 39-year-old supermodel and TV star filed for divorce from Seal earlier this year after seven years of marriage. They have four children.

CBS, Showtime to team for monthly sports show

CBS is teaming with Showtime to create a monthly version of “60 Minutes” devoted to sports stories.

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