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30 August 2010

Rizzoli and Isles Season 1 Episode 8: I'm Your Boogie Man

ImageRizzoli and Isles Season 1, Episode 8: Im Your Boogie Man

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"I'm Your Boogie Man" - Monday, Aug. 30, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

A body discovered in a park appears to be the work of Charles Hoyt, the imprisoned serial killer who once abducted and nearly murdered Jane.  As Maura tries to get inside the mind of the killer, Jane struggles to keep her fear of the one man who terrifies her in check.  Guest star Billy BurkeTwilight) returns as FBI Agent Gabriel Dean.



30 August 2010

Flipping Channels: Rizzoli and Isles Busts Its Competition

ImageBelow, Ron Wynn talks about the surprise success Rizzoli and Isles -- one of the few bright spots of a lame summer TV season -- and some of the categories to watch in tonights Emmy Awards. TNT, however, scored the summers biggest hit with the pairing of Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander on the cop/buddy show Rizzoli and Isles. The program began by blending elements of two novels by mystery novelist Tess Gerritsen that introduced Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli (Harmon), medical examiner Maura Isles (Alexander) and resident wacko/serial killer Warren Hoyt (Michael Massee).
 Before being captured, Hoyt wounded Rizzoli, nearly killed her, and is now a recurring character in her nightmares. Hoyts also figured prominently in other ways, among them forcing Rizzolis former partner Vince Korsak (Bruce McGill) to save her life. Ironically, since that action the partners have split, though Korsak remains a presence in both Rizzolis and Isles lives and a thorn in the side of new partner Barry Frost (Lee Thompson Young). Initially given a 10-episode commitment, Rizzoli and Isles early ratings were so strong TNT renewed the show after only three episodes and bumped the 2011 episode count up to 13. The first season concludes 9 p.m. Monday with the return of Hoyt in a pivotal episode that also works Rizzolis brother Frankie (Jordan Bridges) into the mix. Mondays episode also offers more insight into what makes the Rizzoli/Isles team work, as well as the differences in personality that sometimes divide them. Though far from being provocative or innovative television, Rizzoli and Isles represents a continuation of a pattern that began with The Closer and to some extent is also evident on F/Xs Justified. These shows feature compelling figures whose personality carries the action rather than lab techs and evidence. Even when Isles does her mandatory time over a corpse, the emphasis always stays on her banter with Rizzoli, not isolating the cause and time of death, the location of the bullet, and all those other situations that now cause even the most faithful CSI watcher to seek relief elsewhere on the dial.



29 August 2010

Image Gallery - Angie Harmon at Nordstroms Gala 25 August 2010

Image Angie attended the Nordstroms Santa Monica Place Opening Gala where she served as the events honorary chair.

The event raised more than $150,000 for Chrysalis and Childrens Institute, Inc Nordstroms Santa Monica Place Opening Gala August 25, 2010 Santa Monica, CA United States

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28 August 2010

Sasha Alexander Article in People Magazine

Image People Magazine has an article on Sasha Alexander, the other half of the Rizzoli and Isles dynamic team. Rizzoli and Isles Sasha Alexander Mrs. Cellophane The star of TNTs hit new crime drama, 37, announced shes expecting a second child with director Eduardo Ponti (whose mom is Sophia Loren)...

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28 August 2010

Angie Harmon Honorary Chair At Nordstrom Charity Gala

RizzoliSEATTLE, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Leading fashion specialty retailer Nordstrom opened the doors to its new 122,000 square foot store in Santa Monica, Calif. today at Santa Monica Place. The three-level store features a great mix of clothing, accessories, shoes and cosmetics for women, men and children. In advance of the stores official opening, more than 1,500 guests attended a sold out gala on Wednesday night hosted by Nordstrom. The event raised more than $150,000 for Chrysalis and Childrens Institute, Inc. Actress Angie Harmon served as the events honorary chair and customers enjoyed an intimate performance by Grammy-winning songwriter and entertainer Michael Buble. Read Press Release



27 August 2010

Angie Harmon on Chelsey Lately Show 26 August 2010 Video

Angie went on the Chelsey Lately Show on 26 August 2010 and here is the video! The Rizzoli & Isles actress addresses being a Republican and reveals her workout plans.



27 August 2010

Rizzoli and Isles Season 1 Episode Stills For Episodes 4 – 5

Rizzoli & Isles Episode Stills for Episodes 4 and 5. She Works Hard for the Money - Monday, Aug. 2, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) - 18 Images After a student is gunned down in broad daylight, the investigation reveals she had more than a few secrets. Meanwhile, Janes mother Angela gets into a spat with her father over the car. Money for Nothing - Monday, Aug. 9 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) - 16 Images When the oldest brother of a Boston Brahmin family (direct descendents of Bostons pilgrim founders) is found dead after an apparent sailing accident, Jane and Maura find themselves at odds with each other. When Maura discloses she dated the dead mans wealthy brother, Jane is surprised to find out Maura comes from extreme wealth herself. The news threatens to derail not only their investigation but also their friendship. Angela, meanwhile, tries her hand at selling a Polynesian health drink. Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TNTs upcoming Franklin & Bash) and Peter Onorati (Civil Wars) guest-star.



27 August 2010

Rizzoli and Isles Episode Stills Season 1 Episodes 1 – 3

Uploaded the episode stills for the following High Resolution Rizzoli & Isles Season 1 Episodes: Episode 1 - "See One. Do One. Teach One." (Pilot) - Monday, July 12, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) - 22 Images Detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) investigate the grisly murder of a wealthy couple. The M.O. matches the work of a serial killer known as the Surgeon, who once nearly murdered Jane. Now that the Surgeon is behind bars, it seems one of his protégés is picking up where he left off. Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga) guest stars. "Boston Strangler Redux" - Monday, July 19, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) - 40 Images Tensions are high as the squad investigates a possible copycat of the legendary Boston Strangler…or could it be the Boston Strangler himself? Meanwhile, Jane butts heads with her new boss, Lt. Grant (guest star Donnie Wahlberg), who just happens to be from the same neighborhood where Jane grew up. And Maura gets into trouble with her habit of diagnosing everyone - including her date. "Sympathy for the Devil" - Monday, July 26, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) - 13 Images Jane and Maura investigate the mysterious death of a young boy whose family is from Cape Verde. It appears at first that he may have died during an attempted exorcism, and it may take a message from beyond the grave for Jane to pinpoint exactly what happened. Jane is distracted from the case when her mother (Lorraine Bracco) sets her up on a surprise date. Donnie Wahlberg guest stars.



27 August 2010

Smart and Steamy – Deb Stewart On Rizzoli & Isles

ImageFrontiers Web has a very interesting interview with Deb Stewart who appeared in Episode 6 I Kissed A Girl on Rizzoli & Isles Actress Deb Stewart On Coming Out And Her Role on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles How did you first connect with Rizzoli & Isles? My agent got me that job and it was so much fun shooting that. Angie Harmon is great—she’s so down to earth and is incredibly funny. I was surprised how funny she was, and I told her I thought she was funny and she said, “I’ve always wanted to do comedy and they keep casting me in these serious roles. Comedy is my true love.” She reminds me of Lucille Ball with her facial expressions. We had a blast shooting it. Our scene was sort of steamy, so we laughed a lot through it. Did you pick up any of that lesbian tension between Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander? [Laughs] No, not off-screen. On-screen, when I was watching them shoot and Angie and I were done with our scene, yeah, there definitely is a connection between the two of them. I know that the writing has that subtle theme, and I don’t know if it’s purposeful or not, but it’s great. It’s that connection that two women have that’s so powerful and strong. I can’t label it as a gay or lesbian connection, but I can label it as a really strong connection that just seeps through the screen. You said you have a steamy scene with Angie Harmon. What else can you share about your role? I don’t kiss Angie! It’s a bummer, but there definitely is some heavy flirting going on. That’s all I can say about that episode! So who were you getting steamy with if it isn’t Angie? I was flirting with Angie in a steamy way! Read full interview



27 August 2010

Rizzoli and Isles in Canada Starting October 2010

RizzoliandIslesLots of happy Canucks around when Rizzoli & Isles is going to air in Canada starting 5 October! The following tweet was sent out by Sasha Alexander: @SashaAlexander1 Thought your Canuck fans might want to know that #RizzoliAndIsles is coming to Canada through SuperChannel, October 5. :)



26 August 2010

Press Release: Rizzoli and Isles and The Closer Top Cables Summer Rankings

Latest Press Release: 25 August 2010 TNT’s Blockbuster Hit Series Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer Top Cable’s Summer Rankings Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer Each Attract More than 8 Million Viewers, a New Milestone in Cable History TNT’s mega-hits Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer have set the summer ablaze as cable’s #1 and #2 series, while also marking the first time ever an ad-supported cable network has boasted two series averaging more than 8 million viewers each. The success of TNT’s originals lineup, which also includes Leverage, Memphis Beat, HawthoRNe and Dark Blue, has helped the network score audience growth over last summer. “This summer, TNT was the perfect destination for original drama, from returning hits to new favorites,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We are thrilled with the performance of our lineup, especially the Monday combination of The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles. As we prepare for the fall, we look forward to building on our success with more original programming, including the return of the critically acclaimed hit Men of a Certain Age.” TNT’s ratings highlights include the following: * In its sixth season, The Closer shows no signs of slowing down. The series is averaging more than 8.4 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery (through Aug. 2) and 7.9 million viewers in blended delivery (through Aug. 16). The drama ranks as ad-supported cable’s #1 returning series of the summer. The Closer ranks a close second behind Rizzoli & Isles among all original series for the summer. The Closer is also on pace to score growth over its fifth season. * Rizzoli & Isles burst out of the starting gate with ad-supported cable’s biggest series launch ever, with more than 9 million viewers. The drama immediately established itself as ad-supported cable’s #1 new series of the summer and #1 summer series overall, with 8.7 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery (through Aug. 2) and 8.1 million viewers in blended delivery (through Aug. 16). * The Live + 7 deliveries for Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer mark the first time an ad-supported cable network has boasted two shows with more than 8 million viewers.



24 August 2010

Rizzoli and Isles – A Whole Lot of Awesomeness!

rizisles-s1E7-001I love a well written show that has great characters and Rizzoli & Isles fits the bill perfectly! If you havent caught this great show; tune in next week or fire up Itunes and download the 6 episodes of the first season. Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander are just dang perfect together. I havent seen chemistry between two leading ladies this strong since..goodness...tall dark haired blue eyed warrior and her much shorter green eyed blond haired sidekick. Truly it has that feel and vibe to it. Its about a friendship between two very different women. Watch for the sheer joy of watching two very gifted actors in roles that are just so layered, its magic. Rizzoli & Isles is based on the novels by Tess Gerritsen. Its so well written and the acting is truly top notch! Love this show. It has already been picked up for a second season. Im posting promo videos and episode stills from the episodes (at the moment only a few episodes have got the episode stills added..will be adding all of them by the end of the week) on AUSXIP TV Zone. There will also be an image library for Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander (there a few image there already but that will be increased). You can follow the news related to the show on AUSXIP TV Zone - Rizzoli & Isles Rizzoli & Isles Gallery | Angie Harmon | Sasha Alexander



24 August 2010

Angie Harmon - Hottest Blue Collar Cop on TV

Image Angie Harmon plays TV’s hottest blue-collar cop on ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Admit it. What everyone really wanted to see when they heard Angie Harmon was co-starring with Sasha Alexander in a new cop show — TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” — was a little girl-on-girl action. Fans got their wish — sort of — in last week’s episode titled “I Kissed a Girl” in which Harmon’s character, homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, goes undercover at a lesbian bar and ends up getting kissed on the neck by the bartender. As filmed, the scene was more expressive than even the show’s director expected, says Harmon. “To be very honest, it all sort of happened because of a misunderstanding. The director said one thing and I thought he said another. We both did what the director thought we wanted to do. When he said cut, we all just burst out laughing. It was all very funny and accidental. That’s what we loved about it. Great things happen on film when it’s organic and not rehearsed,” she says.



22 August 2010

Rizzoli and Isles – Episode 7: Born to Run Promo Images & Video

rizisles-s1E7-001On the next all new episode of the super hit show Rizzoli & Isles Born To Run A shooter targets runners at The Boston Marathon. Jane and Maura must conduct their investigation in secret to avoid a panic and catch the killer before another shooting. View 19 HQ Promo Images in the AUSXIP TV Zone Rizzoli & Isles Episode Stills gallery PROMO VIDEO



22 August 2010

The Watcher – Best New Show: Rizzoli and Isles

Image The Orange Country Registers Michael Hewitt reviews the US summer TV scene: Best new show: Rizzoli & Isles (TNT). There was no great new series this summer, but we got several decent ones: Louie, Memphis Beat, Huge, The Bridge (all two episodes of it). Rizzoli & Isles was the best of the lot, thanks to excellent chemistry between its two stars, Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. Source



22 August 2010

SheWired – Rizzoli and Isles Article 19 August 2010

ImageRizzoli and Isles - Whats Wrong with Checking the Butch Box? SheWired - 19 August 2010 Recently, I wrote a recap for SheWired on the “I Kissed a Girl” episode of Angie Harmon’s Rizzoli & Isles. Following that review, I received very intriguing comments and insights into the butch portrayal displayed on the controversial 60-minute drama. Butch women often get a bad reputation in the media and, as part of the media circus, I felt the need to offer a follow-up piece to discuss and confront those concerns. Read More



22 August 2010

Angie Harmon on Chelsea Lately Show on 26 August 2010

Image Angie will be on the Chelsea Lately Show on 26 August 2010 in the US. For Aussies wanting to tune in and watch the interview, you can do so via Foxtel on the E! Entertainment channel at 10:30 pm on 27 August 2010. Many thanks to Angie Harmon Online for the news



19 August 2010

SheWired Reviews Rizzoli and Isles I Kissed A Girl

ImageFinally, a lesbian character portrayed on a show with a host of substance to back it up! Think CSI: Miami meets the humor of Sex and the City and you’ll run the course of identifying the brand-new Boston-based TNT masterpiece labeled Rizzoli & Isles. The 60-minute drama stars former Law & Order sexpot Angie Harmon as the captivating Detective Jane Rizzoli and former NCIS star Sasha Alexander as her enticing sidekick Dr. Maura Isles. Mix in a little bit of The Sopranos (a la Lorraine Bracco) and guest stars like Antonio Sabato Jr., Donnie Wahlberg, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Deborah Stewart, and Brenda Strong and you’ve got yourself a kick-ass cast for season one. The episode that aired last night was titled “I Kissed a Girl.” The moniker alone made me tune in but what happened in the next 60 minutes is what led me to set my DVR for a “season pass.” The episode began with Rizzoli and Isles looking as hot as a summer day in scorching Atlanta during an opening scene at a yoga class (where everyone was perfectly toned). Read More



17 August 2010

Case closed: Rizzoli and Isles Beats Closer

ImageTheres no investigation necessary to come to this conclusion: TNT has a real hit with new cop drama Rizzoli and Isles. In recent years, many of its shows have debuted big and then fallen off quickly. But not R&I. The second episode on Monday night actually outdrew The Closer, perhaps the first time in the latters shows six-year run that its lead-in has performed better. R&I averaged 7.27 million total viewers in the 10 p.m. Monday slot, according to Nielsen, 300,000 more than lead-in Closer and very likely the top scripted cable series of the week. Both shows were off from their premiere a week earlier, which was expected, R&I by a scant 4 percent and Closer by 9 percent.



17 August 2010

Rizzoli and Isles Giveaway on Buzzfocus

ImageWant to win some Rizzoli & Isles goodies? Check out Buzzfocus! It’s Turner Week at Every day this week, TNT and BuzzFocus are teaming up to bring readers a new contest featuring some of their hottest shows to watch in Summer 2010. To start off Monday right, we’re kicking off Turner week with Rizzoli & Isles, which airs Mondays at 10:00 PM on TNT. Rizzoli & Isles follows Boston detective Jane Rizzoli (Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), complete opposites and good friends who solve crimes and bust some of Boston’s most notorious criminals. To get you started we’re giving away (1) copy of the book The Apprentice by Tess Gerristen (from the Rizzoli & Isles book series). Read More



17 August 2010

Rizzoli and Isles Episode 6 I Kissed A Girl Video Promo

I Kissed a Girl – Monday, Aug. 16, at 10 p.m. HQ Episode Stills Directed by Michael Zinberg Written by Alison Cross Jane and Maura investigate what appears to be a hate crime: the brutal assault and murder of a young professional woman leaving a lesbian bar. When they run out of leads, Jane goes undercover, hoping to lure the womans killer out. Off the job, Maura drags Jane to yoga and hooks her up with a handsome fellow yogi. Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives) and Antonio Sabato Jr. (The Big Hit) guest-star.



16 August 2010

Angie Harmon: Family, Faith and Her 5 Year Plan

Image Good Housekeeping (US) has a great interview with Angie. Angie Harmon: Family, Faith, and Her 5-Year Plan Back to work on a new series, she shares how she juggles marriage, kids, and career — without sacrificing her values for a second When I get bored, I get into trouble, admits 38-year-old actress Angie Harmon. Its so much better for me when Im trying to cook with one [child] on my hip, another on my leg, and Im yelling at Jason to put them outside on the trampoline. The Jason shes referring to is her hunky husband, former professional football player Jason Sehorn, who famously got down on one knee and popped the question on The Tonight Show, making women everywhere go, Awww.... Now life is anything but boring for the Los Angeles-based couple; after a brief stint as a stay-at-home mom to daughters Finley Faith (6), Avery Grace (5), and Emery Hope (1), Harmon is working on her new TNT drama, Rizzoli & Isles. I was saying that my girls needed their mommy full-time and I was ready to retire just before this show came along, and everyone around me said, Uh-huh, sure you are, says Harmon. So I thought about it, prayed about it, and the next day the script was on my doorstep. It was meant to be, and I couldnt be happier. Here, she explains how she makes it all work: Read More



15 August 2010

Rizzoli & Isles Episode 6 Promo Images

RI-S1E06-002 I Kissed a Girl - Monday, Aug. 16, at 10 p.m. HQ Episode Stills Directed by Michael Zinberg Written by Alison Cross Jane and Maura investigate what appears to be a hate crime: the brutal assault and murder of a young professional woman leaving a lesbian bar. When they run out of leads, Jane goes undercover, hoping to lure the womans killer out. Off the job, Maura drags Jane to yoga and hooks her up with a handsome fellow yogi. Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives) and Antonio Sabato Jr. (The Big Hit) guest-star.



13 August 2010

Sasha Alexander Character Photoshoot

Image     Added 9 high resolution photos of Sasha Alexander as Dr Maura Isles to the AUSXIP TV Zone Image Gallery.     Click here to view



12 August 2010

Autographed Tess Gerritsen Novel Silent Auction

Library’s Labor Day Weekend Book Sale and Silent Auction to benefit the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library, 1530 South Green St., Glasgow. Enjoy Global Fest on the Square and shop the sale! The Book Sale and Silent Auction will be a three day event this year. The dates the sale is open to the public are Sept. 3 and 4, Friday and Saturday with hours from 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM each day. There will be a Members Only Preview Sale on Thursday, Sept. 2, from 5:00-7:00 PM reserved for current Friends of the Library members. We will have a checklist at the door and will be set up for late renewals and new memberships. Membership is a nominal $5.00 individual, $10 for family with higher levels of sponsorship available. Membership forms are available at the circulation desks, join now and avoid the rush! This year we are sponsoring a Silent Auction that will run in conjunction with the sale. Auction Chairman Glenna Jorgesen reports donations have been pouring in with a large and varied selection of autographed books, gift certificates, goods and services available to the highest bidder. If you like the new television series Rizzoli and Isles, we have a signed hardback Tess Gerritsen novel for one lucky winner! Merchants, individuals and businesses have expressed their thanks and support of the Library with their generous contributions. It could be a great time to do some holiday shopping without leaving town! Read More



12 August 2010

Drama Mama – Kyra, Angie & Sasha

Image Drama Mama from the NY Post 12 August. I definitely agree with Mama about these two shows! Kyra rocks and so does Angie & Sasha. The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles (Monday, 9 and 10 p.m., TNT) Mama has never been a fan of police procedurals, but she has to admit she is addicted to the girl-power hours every Tuesday on TNT. Kyra Sedgwick kicks butt among a mess of men, who were gossiping like a bunch of hens this week when they found out Brenda applied for chief. And following Brenda is Mamas new favorite medical examiner, Maura Isles, who is confident enough to wear 4-inch heels to a crime scene and make it look natural. Source



12 August 2010

Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander on Friendships and Strong Female Characters

GMMRs Marisa Roffman talks with Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander to get their take on strong female leads, why they dig the way their on-screen friendship is playing out and why theyre dying for an 80s flashback.



12 August 2010

Sasha Alexander Expecting Second Child

sasha-alexander-240Congratulations to Sasha and her husband Edoardo on the news that Sasha is expecting their second child! The actress and her husband, writer/director Edoardo Ponti, are expecting their second child, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. "The whole family is incredibly excited" for the new addition, who will join big sister Lucia Sofia, 4. Alexander, 37, and Ponti -- who is the son of screen legend Sophia Loren -- wed in Aug. 2007 in Switzerland. She currently stars opposite Angie Harmon on the new TNT series based upon Tess Gerritsen's popular novels. Source



10 August 2010

Rizzoli & Isles – Season 1 Episode 5 Money For Nothing Video Promo

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 1 Episode 5: Money For Nothing

Tonight, Maura's relationship with a rich victim's brother complicates Jane's investigation.



3 August 2010

Rizzoli & Isles S1 E4 Episode Preview

Rizzoli & Isles - She Works Hard For The Money, Sneak Peek Monday, August 2 @
10:00PM (ET)

After a student is gunned down in broad daylight, the investigation reveals she had more than a few secrets. Meanwhile, Jane's mother Angela gets into a spat with her father over the car.

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