His publicist is denying crazy web rumors the Law & Order: Criminal Intent star died in New Zealand today. Sounds like the next plot (combined with the circumstances of David Carradine’s death) for the NYPD major crimes series. But I’ve since learned that, every coupla years, a rumor starts on the Internet about a celeb dying in New Zealand: Tom Hanks in 2006 and Tom Cruise in 2008. Egads.