Today's Evil Beet Gossip

That Dude from Law & Order Might Run for President

Fred Thompson May Run for President

No, not Sam Waterson. Fred Thompson, who has played D.A. Arthur Branch on basically every L&O series since 2002, is contemplating a run for the Republican primary. Thompson, who was a Tennessee senator from 1993-2003, is reportedly “testing the waters” by beginning to raise money and hire staff.

“He is entering the ‘testing the waters’ phase,” says a source. “It allows the senator to go out and gauge support.”

If he decides to move forward with the candidacy, he will likely announce by early July.

S. Epatha Merkerson for VP!!!