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30 June 2012

Rizzoli & Isles Renewed for a 4th season

ImageTNT has ordered a fourth season of its hit drama Rizzoli & Isles from Warner Horizon Television. The series has drawn 7.1 million viewers in its new Tuesday 9 p.m. timeslot and ranks as summer's #1 returning scripted series on basic cable. TNT has ordered 15 episodes of Rizzoli & Isles, with the fourth season slated for 2013.

Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander star in Rizzoli & Isles, which was developed for television by executive producer Janet Tamaro from characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen. In the series, Harmon plays Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, and Alexander is Maura Isles, a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background. Despite being complete opposites, the two women share an offbeat chemistry and strong working relationship that lets them solve complex murder mysteries in the city of Boston.

Rizzoli & Isles also stars Lee Thompson Young as Detective Barry Frost, Jane's squeamish, computer-savvy partner; Bruce McGill as Sgt. Detective Vince Korsak, Jane's steady old-school Homicide Squad teammate; Jordan Bridges as Jane's brother, Frankie Jr., who dreams of becoming a detective like his sister; Brian Goodman as Lt. Detective Sean Cavanaugh, the head of the Boston Police Detective department; and Lorraine Bracco as Angela, Jane's handful of a mother.

"Anchoring a new night in its third season, Rizzoli & Isles has proven itself to be a strong and enduring hit, not only in terms of the great storylines and performances, but also in terms of the show's stellar ratings," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "We're thrilled that Rizzoli & Isles will continue to be a vital part of the TNT lineup."

Rizzoli & Isles comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television and is executive-produced by Janet Tamaro of Hurdler Productions and Bill Haber of Ostar Productions. Michael Katleman also serves as an executive producer.

After premiering in 2010 with basic cable's biggest ad-supported series launch ever, Rizzoli & Isles went on to average a record 8.8 million viewers in its first season and more than 8.4 million in its second. Moving to a new night this summer, the show has averaged 7.1 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery, with the season premiere climbing to 8 million viewers in Live + 7. The show ranks as summer's top returning scripted series on basic cable in total viewers. Among key demos, Rizzoli & Isles has averaged 2 million adults 18-49 in Live + 3, with 2.5 million adults 25-54.

Rizzoli & Isles has earned two Gracie Awards from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, one for Tamaro as writer/executive producer and a second to Harmon for her performance as Jane Rizzoli. Tamaro has also earned a Women's Image Network (WIN) Award and Prevention magazine’s Healthy TV Award for her work on the show.

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29 June 2012

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

Thanks @Lorraine_Bracco and @momo71 for the AMAZING wine cake? When can we get some more?!? http://say.ly/Gtb3EaS

 



 

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

Where's Rondo, I mean Maura, I mean Waldo... ?#rizzoliandisles? http://say.ly/JaT3EbH

 

 


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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

I love a night exterior on ?#RizzoliandIsles? pic.twitter.com/DspcpZzw

 


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@haircolordiva tweeted:

Jordan http://instagr.am/p/McUe41hbDr/

 


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@haircolordiva tweeted:

#BigHairTeaseOfTheDay? we play in the makeup trailer and do crazy hairstyles for fun. http://instagr.am/p/Mb90VgBbGi/

 


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@haircolordiva tweeted:

Kevin with Sasha's bag of the Day. http://instagr.am/p/MbiC3KBbEa/


 

 

29 June 2012

Rizzoli & Isles: Should They Be More Than BFFs?

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From Wired.com:

I am a total, total geek when it comes to cop shows. I watched Dragnet re-runs as a kid. The younger Jim Gordon from Batman: Year One is one of my favorite cops ever, so much so that he inspired a character in my latest novella.

Name a cop show, and I’ve probably watched it at least once.

All flavors of Law & Order, Cagney & Lacey, Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, Cop Rock (yes, I even tried this out), Without a Trace, Cold Case, Castle, Unforgettable, The Mentalist, Blue Bloods, the short-lived and much missed Boomtown, CSI—but I draw the line at CSI: Sunglasses (Miami) and CSI: UltraGritty (New York).

So when Rizzoli & Isles premiered, I watched, especially as it featured Angie Harmon, who I liked on Law & Order. It’s now on my must-watch list but it has flaws.

The Good:

The leads and the supporting cast are very strong, especially now that they’ve let Lorraine Braco’s Mama Rizzoli be more three dimensional. Bruce McGill is great as the older detective, the dialogue is excellent, and the chemistry between Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Maura Isles is terrific. More than terrific. More on that later.

What I also like is that the leads of the show could be played by men, meaning their characters aren’t defined by gender. Rizzoli is the tomboy, the cynical and smart-mouthed detective, and Isles is the science geek. For this, I have to give credit to author Tess Gerritson, who created Rizzoli & Isles in a popular mystery series that, I have no doubt, is more nuanced than the show.

The Bad:

The mysteries are not that good. The show isn’t realistic at all, it’s best watched as a buddy show rather than any kind of police procedural. It’s the charm of the actors that keep this going, not the great plotting And the chemistry is so good between Rizzoli and Isles that it almost seems wrong not to want them together, romantically. I’m not the only one who’s noticed.

And there’s the core of my problem with the show.

The leads have such great chemistry that the show’s writers have obviously started playing up the possible romantic attraction mostly as a joke or a sly wink at the audience, such when the pair claim to be lesbians and to get a former boyfriend to leave Isles alone.

This is great fun to watch because they’re charming together. My eldest son wandered into the room while I was watching one day and said “What’s this?” And I said “It’s a lesbian cop show.” And he said, “How did I NOT KNOW about this?” (He’s almost 17.) I told him it’s not really a show about lesbian cops but it sorta is.

Therein lies the problem. The characters in the popular and acclaimed book series by Gerritson are not lesbians. (Neither are they as attractive as on television and the tone is grittier and more intense.) But because the chemistry between Harmon and Sasha Alexander as Isles is so good, the show is playing up their attraction beyond a “buddy” level, going all the way up to the line of them being romantically involved and then dancing back. It’s meant to be amusing and play on the fan speculation but…

It seems dishonest.

In a world where LGBT individuals are fighting for the right to marry, where LGBT teens are bullied to the point of suicide, it seems somehow wrong for a show to play “yes they are, no they’re not” and wink at the audience to appeal to a lesbian audience but not really go anywhere beyond that.

In Cagney & Lacey, a fine show for its time, and the female friendship was terrific and complicated but obviously not romantic. Rizzoli & Isles isn’t like that. They’re playing up the idea of the two as a couple while all the time, being careful not to step over that line, resulting in the kind of speculation from this Los Angeles Times article.

If it wanted, the show could be ground-breaking. It could stop futzing around and actually have the leads become romantically involved. I’ve watched a lot of cop shows. I’ve never seen one with the two lead characters trying to negotiate a lesbian relationship. And, given the chemistry of the leads and the tone of the show, I think it could be done well.

In the meantime, I suppose there’s always the drinking game suggested by blogger CherryGrrl for The Ambiguously Gay Duo.


 

 

29 June 2012

Photos from EP306 "Money Maker"

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Added photos from EP306 "Money Maker".

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29 June 2012

CW First Look: Craig Morgan’s Rizzoli & Isles Debut

ImageAs previously reported, Craig Morgan will appear on the July 17 episode of TNT's hit show Rizzoli & Isles on which he will portray Dr. Bill Ray Higgins, a medical examiner who comes to Boston for the Bullet and Blast Injuries Symposium. While visiting, he helps detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) with a murder case.

CountryWeekly.com has obtained exclusive first look photos of Craig in action.

The July 17 airdate is also notable because it marks Craig's 48th birthday. The show airs at 9 p.m. ET.

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28 June 2012

Rizzoli & Isles Overnight Ratings for EP304

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5426 Viewers (000) (Live + SD)

1.1 Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)


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28 June 2012

'Introduction to Awareness' with Renee O'Connor At RizzlesCon 2012

Image634764623743896484'Introduction to Awareness' with Renee O'Connor
At RizzlesCon 2012

Scheduled for Friday, July 20. 6:30pm - 9:30pm

This Introductory class will be a short three hour segment which will highlight the feeling within our Awareness of a state of Presence, then continue by looking at the keys to sustaining this feeling.

What is Awareness Training?
Awareness training involves turning our attention inward to specific states of consciousness, with an understanding that this process of self-discovery is to be approached with curiosity, not judgment.

Renee will present this workshop

This training will be $125 per person, which is in addition to your RizzlesCon tickets.

Strictly limited places.

Information will be released shortly on how to register.

Click here for convention page


 

 

28 June 2012

Gallery Update - TV Guide July 2 2012 issue

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Added scan from the July 2 issue of TV Guide to the Magazine Scans gallery

TVGuide 2 July to 15 July 2012


 

 

28 June 2012

Bruce McGill Loves Kiawah, South Carolina

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From Huffington Post - Love Letters :

Dear Kiawah,

I first saw you in 1999, when I arrived to film Robert Redford's "The Legend of Bagger Vance." I had been a principal performer in over a hundred films, but that was one of my favorites -- along with "Animal House." I was very fortunate to be cast as Walter Hagen, the greatest golfer of his era and a wonderfully flamboyant personality.

I drove up from Savannah, where filming began, and as I wound my way through the trees of the Bohicket Highway, I made a mental note not to drive that road at night or after cocktails. It was as if a protective moat surrounded the island paradise.

You don't get there by accident.

The water, the trees dotted with cormorants, the shifting light, the smell of the sea and the glimpses of golf holes throughout made me feel like I was entering a golfer's heaven. Mind you this was all before I had met anyone who lived or worked there.

I was treated so well by the much-missed Tommy Cuthbert, the Kiawah Island Resort's Golf Director, and his staff. If there was daylight left after my shooting days, I would go to one of the courses, walk into the pro shop and they would say, "Good afternoon Mr. Hagen. Are you looking for a game?" I would answer, "Yessir, bring me one of those flatbellies out of the back that I can beat and let's tee it up."

Someone who was through for the day would come out and we'd play a match for as many holes as daylight would allow.

Joel Gretsch (who played Bobby Jones) and I would sometimes play matches in character on our days off. One day, we had just hit good drives on a long hole and we saw something near Joel's ball we thought was a dog or a small deer. As we got closer, the shape picked up his ball and flew off with it in its talon. It was an eagle or an osprey and it got his pellet. We were thrilled and floored and I let him take a free drop based on a raptor rule I made up.

Here's another one: Joel was a northerner and, as we prepared to hit across a water hazard one day, I saw a good size gator in the water and pointed it out to him. He was sure it was some kind of lawn ornament. When it moved, he exclaimed -- in the idiom of the day -- "SHUT UP!" It was common back then to stretch the phrase out until it could mean all kinds of things. In this case it meant: "I'm totally freaked out right now and I can't believe what I'm seeing."

I love seeing that look on the face of a Yankee.

Speaking of alligators, one day the script called for my character, Hagen, to take off his shoes and get in the water to hit a shot that had trickled into a hazard. It had turned cold that morning and there was ice on the bridges and on the edges of the hazard. "All in a day's work," I thought, but the word had gone out that Hagen was going in the water and the crew had schemed to put an alligator in with him. I'll say this, there's nothing like the prehistoric eyes of an eight-foot gator gliding toward you to make you hit a shot without delay.

I haven't been back since luxurious new Sanctuary hotel opened, but I'm sure it will be icing on the cake of one of the most wondrous natural places I've ever been. One of the best places to play the great game of golf I hope to ever visit. And I've been around.

Love,
Bruce McGill


 

 

28 June 2012

Sasha to appear on Rachael Ray Show June 28

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Sasha guests on The Rachael Ray Show June 28.

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27 June 2012

Rizzoli & Isles Spoilers

ImageFrom TV Guide Megabuzz:

How does Maura track down her birth mom on Rizzoli & Isles? — Jessica

ADAM: With a case, of course! Maura reaches out to her mom, Dr. Hope Martin (guest star Sharon Lawrence), who just so happens to work in the same field. But don't think she tells Hope up front that she's her long-believed-to-be-dead daughter. "It's drawn-out," Lawrence, who will appear in three episodes, tells us. "Hope has a daughter from her marriage. There's a lot to play. Maura's too smart to throw in a bit of information that could blow up in everybody's face, so it'll take a bit."


 

 

27 June 2012

TNT Emmy Consideration Video LookBook

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View the Rizzoli & Isles page in the 2012 TNT Emmy Consideration Video LookBook here


 

 

27 June 2012

Janet Tamaro Answers Fan Questions Season 3 - Week 14

ImageQuestion from Alyssa Benalfew:
How long have Jane and Korsak known each other? Jane and Korsak have said "I've known you a long time." So how long has it been? :)

Janet's response:
They worked together in the Drug Unit before Korsak was promoted to Homicide. They've known each for over ten years.

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27 June 2012

AssignmentX interviews Bruce McGill, Jordan Bridges, Janet Tamaro

ImageRIZZOLI & ISLES, the TNT series starring Angie Harmon as Boston Police homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander as her best friend, forensic pathologist Maura Isles, is now airing its third season Tuesday nights at 9 PM.

Executive producer Janet Tamaro, who adapted Gerritsen’s characters for the television series, is at present on one of the RIZZOLI & ISLES key sets, that of the cop bar the Dirty Robber. "This is its third incarnation," Tamaro explains. "It was also on BOSTON PUBLIC, I believe."

With Tamaro are actors Bruce McGill, who plays Detective Vince Korsak, formerly Rizzoli's partner, and Jordan Bridges, who plays Rizzoli's brother and fellow officer Frankie Rizzoli, Jr. All three bounce off one another, happy about working together on a show that is a success in both ratings and public affection.

ASSIGNMENT X: Did you want to develop these books, or did TNT come to you and say, "How do you feel about running this show?"

JANET TAMARO: Somebody brought the books to me, and I read them. I was in the process of writing a female buddy spec script. I was right in the thick of it, and when I got these books, I thought, "Well, if I'm going to do this, I need to make it funny, because otherwise, where's the relief for me? I can't do this for episode after episode if I can't make myself laugh." And you hope when you make yourself laugh, someone else will laugh with you [laughs]. But no, it wasn't a passion project of mine, is the truth. Until I took it on, and then it turned into a passion project.

AX: You get some comparisons to CAGNEY & LACEY, as far as having two women who are best friends and professional crime-solvers working together...

TAMARO: Cagney and who? I don't know what you're talking about [laughs].

BRUCE McGILL: Everyone thinking that I’m Tyne Daly.

JORDAN BRIDGES: I see the resemblance.

McGILL: That’s why I fought for the goatee.

TAMARO: I do wonder – why did years pass before there was another female buddy cop show? That's the thing I find so extraordinary. Why was it just CAGNEY & LACEY? Why aren’t there five other ones that you can think of.

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27 June 2012

Rizzoli & Isles Ratings Update

ImageEnding the quarter on a high note, TNT scored exceptional primetime growth in June, with total viewers up +36%, adults 18-49 up +38% and adults 25-54 up +34%, compared to June 2011.

For the final week of June, TNT claimed three of basic cable's Top 5 dramas for the week, with Rizzoli & Isles and Dallas leading a pack that also includes Falling Skies.

TNT's Rizzoli & Isles was basic cable's top drama for the week with 5.4 million viewers, which has grown to a Live + 3 total of 7.2 million viewers, up +5% over the prior week's episode. Among key demos, Rizzoli & Isles brought in 2.0 million adults 18-49 in Live + 3 (1.3 million Live + Same Day) and 2.5 million adults 25-54 (1.7 million L+SD).

Meanwhile, according to the most recent time-shifted viewing data, the June 5 premiere episode of Rizzoli & Isles finished with 8.0 million viewers in Live + 7. In the demos, the premiere scored 2.4 million adults 18-49 and 2.9 million adults 25-54.

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27 June 2012

Angie and Sasha on the AfterEllen.com Hot 100 List for 2012

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Angie and Sasha are on AfterEllen.com's Hot 100 List again this year. Angie at #23(up from #48 last year) and Sasha at #19(up from #61 last year).

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23 June 2012

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

I love my korsak / Bruce McGill!! Such a gentleman giving me his coat. pic.twitter.com/Bu43bRFK

 


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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

COOL!! pic.twitter.com/wobLif9P

 

 


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@haircolordiva tweeted:

Second team & the dummy http://instagr.am/p/MMfVB2BbMV/

 


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@haircolordiva tweeted:

A makeup artists SFX kit http://instagr.am/p/MMhYKnBbNw/

 


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@haircolordiva tweeted:

Tied up Rizzoli Style http://instagr.am/p/MMvqA5hbG-/


 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

Wardrobe & Makeup double teaming http://instagr.am/p/MMhctQBbNy/

 


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@haircolordiva tweeted:

The Rizzoli Dummy on a street set http://instagr.am/p/MMeVD4hbLe/

 

 

 

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@Ray_Jay_May tweeted:

Filming Rizzoli and Isles. Lol. Acting!! http://instagr.am/p/MMhCogAqTd/


 

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@annabigu tweeted:

Me and the awesome @nickiraegeous! pic.twitter.com/acOGfxZh

 


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@annabigu tweeted:

Nanci & me! http://instagr.am/p/MM8wzIqHL7/


 

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@annabigu tweeted:

@angie_harmon tweeting ;) http://instagr.am/p/MM83ZQqHL-/

 

 

 

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@annabigu tweeted:

@angie_harmon again! :) http://instagr.am/p/MM-tsMqHNB/


 

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@annabigu tweeted:

Another one of @Angie_Harmon between takes! :) pic.twitter.com/Txo7kPE2

 


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@annabigu tweeted:

Me & @SashaAlexander1! I was so nervous, I couldn't even smile! haha pic.twitter.com/hP58DaHA

 


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@annabigu tweeted:

And last but not least... me and @Angie_Harmon! pic.twitter.com/Oal0WLjZ


 

 

23 June 2012

Lorraine Bracco's Dog Cast in Rizzoli & Isles

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When Lorraine Bracco goes to the Hollywood studio where she films Rizzoli & Isles, she's always greeted with smiles.

"My dog Elsie comes everywhere with me. She is a star on the Paramount lot," Bracco tells PEOPLE. "There's nobody who walks by this dog that doesn't stop to talk to her, pet her. Anthony Hopkins waved to her [once]."

That magnetism has landed Elsie a role on the show, and you can spot the yellow Lab on June 26. The charming dog has a knack for performing: she was a trainee with Puppies Behind Bars, a group that uses inmates to train service dogs for soldiers who return from war with post-traumatic stress disorder or other injuries.

As fate would have it, Elsie flunked her certification test because she was spooked by certain sounds, and that's when Bracco was selected from a five-year waiting list to adopt the dog that knows at least 35 commands.

"She can turn the lights on, she can get my keys. Sheis unbelievable," says Bracco, who adopted Elsie in January. "I went to [New York City suburb] Bedford's maximum security correction center to pick her up, so I met a lot of the inmates who trained the dogs."

When Rizzoli & Isles executive producer Janet Tamaro saw the adorable 2-year-old in action, she wrote her into an upcoming script. Filming for the episode commenced in April and Bracco admits she morphed into a mom-ager.

"I was the stage mother of all stage mothers," Bracco laughs. "It was very funny. [Costar Bruce McGill] would yell at me, 'Go away, go away.' [I said] no because I know all the things she can do, so if she wasn't perfect at it, I'd be like, 'Do it again, do it again!'"

Elsie received a "significant" paycheck for her hard work, which Bracco has donated to Puppies Behind Bars – and which, no doubt, has made Elsie perform her cutest trick. "She does a full body wiggle when she's happy," she says.

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22 June 2012

Rizzoli & Isles Spoilers

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From TVline.com:

Rizzoli & Isles | Speaking of complicated mother/daughter issues…. Now that we're a few weeks into the new season and have dialed down the drama between the ladies, you may be wondering when Maura will delve into finding Hope, the woman who gave birth to her. Well, as Sasha Alexander told me, "It's not until Episode 5 (airing July 3) that Maura decides that the curiosity is killing her, and she really wants to find her biological mother." Played in a multi-episode arc by Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue), Hope’s introduction promises to be "very interesting," Alexander says, in part because her adoptive mother Constance "did know her. It was all a bit of a secret to basically protect my life, because Paddy Doyle's parents were not good people." All told, she teases, the mother/daughter reunion serves up "a nice mystery."

 

 



 

 

21 June 2012

Overnight Ratings for EP303

ImageRizzoli & Isles drew 5.4 million viewers (Live + Same Day) to ran k as basic cable's #1 program for the day. The episode was up +4% in total viewers compared to last week, while adults 18-49 grew by +7% to 1.3 million and adults 25-54 remained steady with 1.7 million.

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21 June 2012

Photos from EP305

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Added photos from EP305 "Throwing Down the Gauntlet".

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20 June 2012

Janet Tamaro Answers Fan Questions Season 3 - Week 13

ImageQuestion from Sarah J Waters:
Do you ever take inspiration for plots from actual real life crimes?

Janet's response:
I'm a former journalist, so I try to read several newspapers and blogs every day. I said it when I was a reporter, and I'll say it now as the writer of a fictional drama: You cannot make up the sh*t people do. Real life crimes never cease to amaze me.

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20 June 2012

Angie Harmon On The Morning Mash Up!

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Angie Harmon stopped by The Morning Mash Up and we got a chance to talk to her about season 3 of "Rizzoli and Isles." She also dished about her kids, her relationship with her husband, and she gave Nicole some advice!

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20 June 2012

Vote for Jane's Favorite Snack

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TNT has posted a poll where the fans get to vote on Jane's Favorite Snack. Fans will find out the winner in the Rizzoli & Isles episode airing on Tuesday, July 31 at 9/8c.

Click here to vote


 

 

19 June 2012

Rizzoli and Isles Features ICT's Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for PTSD

ImageAn episode of the TNT Series, "Rizzoli and Isles", features a dramatic depiction of ICT’s Virtual Iraq/Afghanistan PTSD Exposure Therapy system appearing as part of the storyline near the beginning of the episode entitled, "This Is How a Heart Breaks". This episode will air on Tuesday, June 19, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

This portrayal is not representative of actual treatment which typically takes place one on one with a therapist. In a real therapeutic setting, graduated exposure to traumatic memories in VR is carefully measured to a degree that is acceptable to the person undergoing treatment. It is hoped that this dramatic depiction of some of the elements of the process will both serve to inform the general public as to the existence of this form of PTSD treatment and perhaps encourage those who are suffering from PTSD to seek the care that could make a real difference in their lives.

It has been documented in the clinical literature that prolonged exposure therapy has the best evidence for its effectiveness in treating PTSD. The use of virtual reality for delivering this treatment aims to provide a safe, controlled and gradual way to help service members and veterans confront and process their difficult experiences using a technology that may appeal to a generation of service members who have grown up "digital".

Thanks to "Rizzoli and Isles" executive producer and series creator Janet Tamaro for her efforts to work with our team at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies to present this treatment option embedded within a dramatic storyline as part of a very popular television drama.


For more information on the availability of this form of treatment, click on these links:
http://www.patss.com/cli_res/irq_afg.html?name1=Current+Studies&type1=2Se
https://www.facebook.com/PTSDResearch
http://www.psychiatry.emory.edu/PROGRAMS/Trauma/index.htm
http://anxietyclinic.cos.ucf.edu/tmt.html
http://t2health.org/programs-clinical.html
http://medvr.ict.usc.edu/
http://ict.usc.edu/

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19 June 2012

Live Chat with Angie,Sasha, Janet 10pm EST after this week's new episode

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TNT is having a live video web chat with Angie, Sasha, and Janet after EP303.


Click here for details


 

 

16 June 2012

Rizzoli & Isles location shoot photos

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Thanks to Janna and Megan, who sent in their photos with Angie and a couple of photos from the Rizzoli & Isles location shoot taken on June 13.

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15 June 2012

Sasha scheduled to appear on The Talk on June 18

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The Talk - Guest list for Monday, June 18:
Actress and model Carmen Electra; actress Sasha Alexander; "Redo You" nutrition: expert and author David Zinczenko introduces healthy grilling options

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15 June 2012

Photos from EP304

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Added photos from EP304 "Welcome to the Dollhouse".

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14 June 2012

Five Questions with Angie Harmon

ImageThere are lots of things Angie Harmon enjoys about her job. But the best part, the star of TNT's Rizzoli & Isles says, might be the ego boost that goes with playing a tough homicide detective. Harmon, a Dallas native who portrays Jane Rizzoli of the Boston P.D., could get the same indestructible feeling from looking at the TV Nielsen ratings. Rizzoli & Isles, in its third season, airing at 8 p.m. Tuesdays, consistently ranks among the most popular shows on cable.

1 Despite the presence of vicious criminals and brutal murders, the show is also very funny. Do you like the way the show switches tone like that?

Yeah, because life moves that way. When I did my research with the Boston Homicide Unit, we were often standing around horrific situations. But the detectives kept their senses of humor. It's not in a disrespectful way. I think it just allows them to cope with what they're dealing with on a daily basis.

2 Jane has such a brassy, in-your-face personality. Does she tend to rub off on you?

Our little Janie is quite a force. It's hard to put her to bed at night. She kind of hangs around with me for the full six months that we're shooting. My temper gets a little quicker. My fuse gets a little shorter. I say things I probably shouldn't say and normally wouldn't say.

3 The highlight of the season premiere was the scene showing how Jane and Maura Isles (played by Sasha Alexander) met. Jane was dressed as a hooker. It was a hideous outfit. Were you aiming for the least-sexy outfit possible?

Oh, yeah. As bad as we can make it. That's where I wanted to go. When I went in for a fitting, I said, 'OK, guys, if we're going to do this, let's commit 100 percent. Let's make it as horrible as possible.' Still, as bad that was, I think the worse outfit was when Jane was reassigned to gun maintenance and I'm wearing those awful chinos. It made me appreciate Louboutin and Manolo more than ever.

4 What kind of feedback do you get from viewers about the show?

Many young girls come up and tell me they want to be a forensic criminologist or a homicide detective or something in that field because of Rizzoli & Isles. That makes my day. To hear girls say that they want to make a difference, and that they're inspired because of something I did, means the world to me.

5 What's the biggest acting challenge you encounter on this show: being believable as a gun-wielding cop or being believable as a woman who won't let her mother hug her?

You know me too well. Because I'm a hugger. I'm very affectionate. So those are oddly difficult scenes for me with Lorraine Bracco when I'm trying to fight her off and wriggle away from her hugs. I'm like, 'Let me get this straight. You want me not to hug her back? OK, I guess I can do that, but I'll need a moment to get in that frame of mind.'

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14 June 2012

New photos of Angie, Bruce and Lee on location

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14 June 2012

Episode 302 Overnight Ratings

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Viewers(000)(Live + SD): 5131

Adult 18-59(Live + SD): 1.0

 


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14 June 2012

TV Guide Megabuzz - Are Jane and Dean done?

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From TV Guide Megabuzz:

Are Jane and Dean done on Rizzoli & Isles? - Lisa

NATALIE: No, Dean is still in the picture, but Jane has bigger fish to fry when her old flame Lt. Col. Casey Jones (Chris Vance) returns next week - injured - which sets up one doozy of a triangle. "There's a little more to [his injury] and she doesn't know how to react at first," Angie Harmon tells us. "She's not exactly skilled in the areas of the heart and I love the way she handles it. But Dean is certainly in there, which is problematic, and her heart's telling her one thing and she has to figure out if she's acting accordingly or not."



 

 

13 June 2012

Rizzoli & Isles Season Premiere Live +3 ratings

ImageLast week, TNT took Tuesdays to a new level with the season premieres of Rizzoli & Isles and Franklin & Bash, which welcomed millions of new viewers to the lineup. Rizzoli & Isles opened the night at 9 p.m. with 5.6 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery, setting a new record as basic cable's #1 Tuesday premiere ever for an original scripted drama series. The premiere also garnered 1.5 million adults 18-49 and 1.9 million adults 25-54 (L+SD). Through time-shifted viewing, Rizzoli & Isles has already grown its audience to 7.3 million viewers in Live + 3, with 2.2 million adults 18-49 and 2.7 million adults 25-54.

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13 June 2012

Vote for Maura's Middle Name

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TNT has posted a poll where the fans get to vote on Maura's middle name. Fans will find out the winner in the Rizzoli & Isles episode airing on Tuesday, July 24 at 9/8c.

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12 June 2012

Rizzoli & Isles' Angie Harmon: There's Still a Lot of Tension

ImageJane and Maura are back to work together on Rizzoli & Isles, but don't expect things to go back to normal.

"If you have a fight with someone you love and care about, [you] don't just reconcile immediately," Angie Harmon tells TVGuide.com. "Things don't just fall back into place. Words are spoken, feelings are hurt and things happen. Fathers that are the head of the Irish mob get shot! That happens all the time! I like the fact that they didn't just make up immediately."

But they looked awfully close to patching things up at the end of the Season 3 premiere last week. After Jane (Harmon) revealed to Maura (Sasha Alexander) that her mob boss father Paddy (John Doman) had faked her death when she was born so she could secretly be adopted, Maura tearfully told Jane that she wants her job as chief medical examiner back. She had resigned earlier to avoid working with Jane after she shot Paddy. On Tuesday's episode (9/8c, TNT), the two work their first case together since and will put the "fighting" in "crime-fighting."

"It's very snarky and bitchy and childish and very funny," Harmon says. "How could you not be? ... There's still a lot of tension in there. I think the initial incident has calmed down, but now there's just that sort of leftover crap that they have to get through."

The friction gets so bad that their colleagues and family get caught in the crossfire, though not necessarily in a bad way. "I think what I love about Season 3 is watching the other characters blossom and really come to life. You see how they love these two women and want them to be friends and push them back together again," Harmon says. "It's fun to be supported like that."

Their efforts won't be for naught: Jane and Maura will make up slowly but surely, Harmon promises. But neither is budging in her stance yet about whether Jane ought to have shot Paddy after giving her word that she wouldn't. "She was totally right [to shoot him]," Harmon says. "There's a man pointing a gun at her and a federal agent [Dean, played by Billy Burke]. He actually shoots a federal agent who Jane happens to be sleeping with, but that's OK! In real life, that definitely would've happened. I think it just comes down to who gets the shot out first. I think you'll see whether she was right or wrong in the upcoming episode."

Despite their current differences, Harmon believes that Jane still loves Maura, hence her tracking down the truth about her pal's adoption history. She'll also try to help out as Maura searches for her birth mother Hope (Sharon Lawrence).

"I think one of the things that's so admirable about Jane is that she's loyal," Harmon says. "She's on the good side of the line. She's not a mean girl, she's not a backstabber. She's always gonna say what's on her mind right then and there. Even if Maura's going through a hard time in understanding everything, Jane's still gonna help her, even if it's on the sidelines of what Maura wants. What Maura wants is what Jane wants to get for her. I love that about her. I'd like to think that I would do the same thing for my friends, and they would for me."

And since Jane and Maura are gonna take their sweet time making up, can we expect more flashbacks to the nascent stages of their friendship? You know, when Jane was an undercover hooker.

"I hope so! I want to so bad," Harmon says. "That's my favorite thing — to be as goofy and horrible and as ugly as possible. That's been the funnest thing so far. And the exceptional blue eye shadow — outstanding! I would not get out [of the outfit]. Obviously we had to keep shooting ... but that was a good time, I'm not gonna lie."


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12 June 2012

She Magazine interviews Sasha Alexander

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She Magazine June 2012 issue has a 2 page interview with Sasha.

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10 June 2012

Tough Cop

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Model-turned-actress Angie Harmon talks about turning 40 and starring in crime show Rizzoli & Isles

"OH MY GOD," Angie Harmon says. "Here come the tears."

It's not an emotional scene from her hit series Rizzoli & Isles, now in its third season. Actually, the actress was working on a car-chase scene until she took a break to call from the set to talk about the show. Instead it has to do with a real-life issue: Harmon will turn 40 on August 10 – but that's not why she’s on the verge of tears.

"I'm not afraid of this birthday," says Harmon, who was born in Highland Park, Texas. "You hear that they're going to roll out the casket for you instead of a cake when you turn 40, but I'm not worried. I do realise that I've reached the halfway point in life, which is just staggering."

She hasn't had that much time to ponder the issue, though, because the past year has been one of her busiest.

"I think my 39th year has probably been my biggest learning year," the actress says, "but in the end I've become more comfortable with myself. I realise my faults and all those things that most people are uncomfortable with in life. I’ve learned to listen to what other people are saying.

"Don't get me wrong," she hastens to add. "I always liked myself. I'm a huge Angie Harmon fan. But deep down I'm really starting to like who I am."

At which point Harmon pauses and her voice gets hoarse.

"Oh my God," she says. "I'm going to start crying here."

Nearing the four-decade mark has left her in a reflective mood, Harmon concedes.

"I'm serious when I say that you get to this point where you can look around and say, 'I"m proud of my life. I'm proud of what I did,'" she says. "I'm leaving something behind when Angie Harmon is gone."

No cat fighting

One vehicle for that effort is Rizzoli & Isles, which TNT airs on Tuesday nights. Harmon plays Jane Rizzoli, a detective with the Boston Police Department who in the third season finds herself at odds with her best friend, medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), after the shooting of Maura's biological father. Jane is also in the midst of an Internal Affairs investigation that has exposed her relationship with Agent Dean (Billy Burke).

"We left off last season with a horrible situation," Harmon says. "We don't do the cute little button-it-up-in-one-episode trick. Rizzoli and Isles had a horrible fight. When you love someone and fight, there are horrible things that are usually said or done. It takes a while to get over it."

Harmon admits that it was difficult for her to fight with Alexander, her friend onscreen and off.

"The second week of filming these scenes, I couldn't do it anymore," she says. "I was like, 'Let them be friends again!'

"I'm not a mean girl," the actress continues. "I don't enjoy that kind of squabbling. Of course there is an aspect of fun to those scenes for some people, but I hated it. It was awful. I'm only confrontational for a good cause, and not with people I care about who are in my life."

"I don't do manipulation either," Harmon adds. "I don’t have time for it and I don’t raise my daughters to be that way. I don't especially care for women who are manipulative and fight, which is what some of the scenes called for during this season."

In short, Harmon hates to get her claws out.

She may not enjoy this particular story line, but Harmon says that she wouldn't miss a moment of playing the character.

"I really love Jane Rizzoli," she says. "She's a force of nature. It's actually hard for me to put Jane to bed at the end of the day."

"Jane always has something being thrown at her," Harmon continues. "I'm proud of the way she reacts in her love life and her career. She has certainly handled herself better than I have! She's a good egg."

There is no bigger compliment, Harmon says, than when women tell her that Jane Rizzoli is their role model.

"That means the world to me," she says. "I don't believe anyone has all the answers or that we ever reach perfection, but I love the fact that Jane can give some of the answers. She also tells women that it's OK to ask for help."

A decent proposal

Her earliest role models were her parents. Both had modelled early in their lives, so it was no surprise that their daughter also began her career doing print and television work as a child model. She won a modelling contract via a contest in Seventeen magazine, and went on to work runway shows for Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan and Calvin Klein while appearing on the covers of magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Elle and Esquire.

In 1995 Harmon found herself sitting beside David Hasselhoff on a plane, and an acting career was born. She made guest appearances on both of Hasselhoff’s shows, Baywatch (1996) and Baywatch Nights (1995-1997), then went on to play Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael on Law & Order (1998-2001) and on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999-2000). A couple of failed series followed, but in 2010 Rizzoli & Isles put her back on top, where she has stayed.

When she's not working, Harmon keeps a low profile with her husband, former New York Giants All-Pro cornerback Jason Sehorn. He famously proposed to her on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2000, interrupting a show on which Harmon was a guest to get down on one knee and pop the question.

"It was one of the most romantic moments in my life," Harmon says. "I was truly surprised."

The two have been married since 2001, and live in Texas with their daughters, eight-year-old Finley, six-year-old Avery and three-year-old Emery.

She may be closing in on 40, but Harmon insists that it's only made her more determined as an actress, as a mother and as a woman.

"I've never been one to back down from a fight," she says, "but now I feel even bolder. I want the challenges. I want to learn from them. I want to open my mouth."

"Of course my mouth has got me in plenty of trouble in life," Harmon admits with a wicked laugh. "My mouth hasn’t always kept me in a peaceful place."

From her perspective, however, peace is overrated.

"I'm halfway done," Harmon says. "I want to get as much done now as possible. If I'm going to (tick) people off along the way, so be it."

 

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9 June 2012

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

Dr. Maura Isles handbag in Jane Rizzoli's apt. http://instagr.am/p/LpCHWmBbLc/


 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

This was parked outside the dirty robber bar and so I slipped right in. It felt weird to be where a dead per http://instagr.am/p/LpC30zhbL7/

 

 

 

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#SlashedThroat? ?#SFX? ?#MakeUp? http://instagr.am/p/LpFwiqBbMr/

 

 

 

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Cute little half Up & half down. Oh gee, is that blood in your hair? ?#SFXMAKEUP? http://instagr.am/p/LpGSM5hbNE/


 

 

7 June 2012

More photos from Ep303

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7 June 2012

Rizzoli & Isles Season 3 Premiere Ratings

ImageTNT has taken Tuesdays to a new level with last night’s season premieres of Rizzoli & Isles and Franklin & Bash, which welcomed millions of new viewers to the lineup. Rizzoli & Isles opened the night at 9 p.m. with 5,620,000 viewers, setting a new record as basic cable's #1 Tuesday premiere ever for an original scripted drama series. It was followed at 10 p.m. by Franklin & Bash, which brought in 3,070,000 viewers, up 12% compared to the show's launch last summer.

Among key adult demos, last night's season three premiere of Rizzoli & Isles averaged 1,537,000 adults 18-49 and 1,900,000 adults 25-54, while the season two premiere of Franklin & Bash averaged 1,089,000 adults 18-49 and 1,245,000 adults 25-54.

Both series delivered across-the-board growth for TNT when compared to the launch of last summer's Tuesday night lineup (June 14, 2011). Rizzoli & Isles outdelivered last year's 9 p.m. season premiere of Memphis Beat by 86% among viewers, 64% among adults 18-49 and 76% among adults 25-54. And Franklin & Bash beat last year's season premiere of Hawthorne at 10 p.m. by 19% among viewers, 13% among adults 18-49 and 18% among adults 25-54.

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7 June 2012

Gallery Update - TV Guide magazine scans

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6 June 2012

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

In celebration of a great night! #RizzoliandIsles? pic.twitter.com/arNoi8L0

 

 

 

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Do ya dig the digs? ?#JaneClementineRizzoli? LOL!!! pic.twitter.com/ZTKJ6u3Z

 


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@MashUpRyan tweeted:

If/when we ever start the Morning Mash Up Guest Hall Of Fame @angie_harmon would b in the first inductee class ?#follow? pic.twitter.com/hesLYcV5

 


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@Joyful_Twangel tweeted:

@Angie_Harmon the paparazzi took this & she emailed it to me! ??? I love you! Yesterday was the best day of my life! pic.twitter.com/tUq5hpDA


 

 

6 June 2012

Janet Tamaro Answers Fan Questions Season 3 - Week 12

ImageCurious about where Jane's middle name, Clementine, came from? Janet has answers!

Janet's response:
How Jane got her middle name:

I was playing hooky (FOR A FEW HOURS!! C'mon, I work nights and weekends) from work one afternoon because I really (really) missed my younger daughter, who is hitting that "OMG! Can you not stand so close?" phase of young teen years...I picked her up at school, and for an instant, she forgot to be embarrassed that she has parents and threw me a HUGE smile.

We started talking in the car about her middle name ("Frances"), and she said, "What's Jane's middle name?" And I said..."I don't know. Time to make one up." So...I took her to a little coffee shop and over herbal tea and scones, we both tossed out a bunch of names. And she was being so sweet and so lovely, I had to ruin it by embarrassing her with my rendition of "Oh my darling, Oh my darling, Oh my darling –" We suddenly both shouted, "CLEMENTINE!"

I called Tess Gerritsen (who wrote the books and created Jane & Maura) and made her bless the name. Eh, voila: Jane Clementine Rizzoli. :)

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Question from Kathy Killian Blanchard:
Thanks for the show. Will Maura be spending more time in field or lab this season?

Janet's response:
You're so welcome. Maura will be splitting her time again, BUT I expect we'll see her in the field more and more.

 

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6 June 2012

Angie Harmon on the New Season of 'Rizzoli and Isles' and the Benefits of Family-Style Cooking

ImageIn an exclusive interview, Angie Harmon shared some information about her latest project working with the Uncle Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest and a sneak peek at the new season of "Rizzoli and Isles."

The Uncle Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest was an opportunity featuring Angie Harmon ("Law and Order" and "Rizzoli and Isles") and Rachel Ray, where children could enter a video recipe, which features families cooking together and Uncle Ben's products. The grand prize winner received $20,000, and the winner's school won a $50,000 cafeteria makeover.

With all the opportunities for appearances and involvement that come your way, why did you decide to work with the Uncle Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest? What was so interesting about it?

Angie: There were so many things about this project that interested me. It would help a school win a donation to redo their cafeteria, and anything benefitting school and children is important to me. This program also involved a product that was honest for me. Uncle Ben's products are in my pantry. The program also encouraged family fun, cooking together, and when kids help cook they are invested in it and more likely to eat, or at least try, different meals. Cooking together with the whole family is one of my favorite times.

What was the best part about your involvement in the Uncle Ben's contest?

Angie: The most fun was creating our video, cooking with my children. But the most rewarding part of the project was meeting the kids involved, listening to them, and watching them cook. You can find out if you are doing things right as a parent by listening to other children, too.

I asked some of my readers what they would like to ask you about being a mom, working, and trying to cook at home with the children. They want to know what are some essentials for you in your kitchen?

Angie: Uncle Ben's Rice, of course. There are so many different versions of it, and I can work dinner around it without wasting time wondering 'What am I going to make?' Peanut butter is great for snacks and sandwiches, and even for a sauce for chicken kabobs or chicken satay. Honey, black beans, lentils, and cucumbers.

I am an avid fan of "Rizzoli and Isles." I even DVR it so that I can watch it without the kids or husband interrupting. What should viewers look forward to in the newest season of "Rizzoli and Isles"?

Angie: Oh, that's a tough question. I like for everything to be a surprise! You know that when last season ended, Jane had shot Maura's father. This, of course, affects the friendship. It's a really painful experience, but it's also one of the things I love about the show -- is that it's going to deal with it honestly. In real life friends don't just get back together, and that's one thing we can look forward to is how they get their friendship back, but in a truthful way.

Will there be any new love interests for Jane Rizzoli or Maura Isles? I know that there has been some flirting between Jane's brother and Maura.

Angie: Jane is growing up, and I'm really proud of her. Look for a really gut-wrenching story coming out of her and her relationship with a new love interest.

I know I'm excited to try some of the recipes offered in the Uncle Ben's Contest since I love to cook with my children. But I may be a little more excited about the new season. If you are, too, you can find "Rizzoli and Isles" when it returns to TNT June 5, 2012, at 9 p.m. EST.

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6 June 2012

Angie visits the SiriusXM studios

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6 June 2012

Are Rizzoli And Isles The Two Coolest Professional Women On TV? Ask Their 8 Million Viewers

Image Jack: But I spent a lot of political capital buying a new network for Kabletown.

Liz: Is it TNT? Are Rizzoli and Isles friends in real life?

I mean they've got Liz Lemon in their corner so the answer must be yes. They are certainly better than whiny Meredith Grey (I don't understand how she isn’t dead yet.) Rizzoli & Isles is one of the most popular shows on cable today with 8 million viewers tuning in every week and the cast believes it is for one reason: the feminine factor. Sasha Alexander, who plays medical examiner Maura Isles, recently said, "The further we move into the series, the more it reflects the fact that we do represent women in a way that’s unique," Alexander says. "So I'm proud to be part of a show that has smart women who are professionals, who are independent, who are good people, who are supportive of and respect each other. All of that together is what makes things work."

These women are strong, extremely dedicated and good at their jobs and have a great friendship, providing us with a nice relief from the usual cattiness and competition we see amongst professional women on many other shows. In 2010 the show won Best Drama at the 2010 Women's Image Network Awards. Melissa of NicegirlsTV.com summed up the appeal of the show well:

"Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander have terrific chemistry and are quite believable as BFF's, but also as powerful women within their chosen careers. At the same time, they're human and funny and vulnerable and they don't always agree. Their lives don't revolve around the men in their lives nor do they pull petty girl crap. Paired with The Closer and Brenda Lee Johnson's own foibles and triumphs, Rizzoli & Isles makes for some excellent TV."

And though there is a lot of estrogen the show has plenty of riveting and often graphic plot lines to keep you interested. "Honestly, one of the things I love about our show is the portrayal of women who are strong and modern. We can be intellectual, we can be silly, we can be girly — it has all the colors of portraying women the way we really are," said Alexander.

Season 3 of the show premieres tonight on TNT.

 

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6 June 2012

TwoCents and Five Questions with Angie Harmon

ImageMaybe you're like me and remember her originally from Law & Order, or going back even further, as Ryan on Baywatch, or one of her many movies? No matter what you remember her from, Angie Harmon is no stranger to the screen, small or large. I, for one, am still bitter that Women's Murder Club didn't make it. I loved that show. Since 2010, Angie has been playing Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli opposite Sasha Alexander’s medical examiner Maura Isles on Rizzoli & Isles. The series is based on books starring the homicide detective. They are two seemingly opposite women who somehow managed to be able to get along quite well; until now. The third season will be premiering on June 5, and Angie had a lot to say about it in a recent interview.

TheTwoCents: Law and Order was marked as one of the great shows because of the great writing. And, the first two seasons of Rizzoli & Isles also has that kind of great writing. Do you see the show continuing, probably not as long as Law and Order, but having a long run? And is that something you would – you would see out and continue in the series?
Angie Harmon: Gosh, I mean, obviously, as an actor, we all want to work and we all enjoy the projects that we set on to do. I think my strongest feeling in that – in answering that question is that, and I don’t mean this arrogantly, I mean this, as a parent of three girls, I think our show is on sort of the "right side of the line," if you will. And I feel that way because I have young girls come up and tell me how much they want to be a criminologist; they want to be a homicide detective; they want to get out there and help people and things like that. And I take that to heart. I think that's an accomplishment for our show. So yes, I absolutely would love that, outside of the fact that, yes, I'd be working for a long amount of time. But I think that we’d be putting something that’s very positive out there.

TTC: Did you always know, from the moment you started reading with Sasha that this was the person that you were going to work with and would work best with? Or did you have to develop it?
AH: You know what I think? I think, both. You know, we brought in a few people for Isles. And I think Sasha just kind of hit it out of the park because she got the fact that Maura was just kind of quirky scientist, sort of socially awkward. But she also got the fact that Maura had friends and had girlfriends and things like that. And that's why she got the job. I mean, it was as Sasha and I have worked together over the past three seasons now, our friendship is going to grow and mature and all of those things. I mean, it's certainly wonderful to go to work and like everybody that you work with as opposed to walking on the set and dreading it because everybody's a nightmare. Which, you know, I think we've all been in those situations, whether you’re an actor, or whether you work in front of a computer. So, yes, it's – I think it's both. I think there was sort of instantaneous recognition. And then I think, you know, there’s a friendship and a relationship that has grown and matured over the years.

 

 

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6 June 2012

Sasha Alexander: Conflict is Important

ImageRizzoli & Isles ended its second season with a cliffhanger of epic proportions after Jane (played by Angie Harmon) killed Maura's (played by Sasha Alexander) estranged father, Paddy -- who also happened to be an Irish mob enforcer.

As a result of that, Rizzoli & Isles looks like a much different show when it returns tonight as the best friends find themselves equally estranged. But according to Sasha Alexander, it doesn't take long for Rizzoli to get back in Isles' good graces -- or her bed!

ETOnline: Last season ended with Rizzoli shooting Isles' estranged father -- how's their relationship when we pick up tonight?
Sasha Alexander: It affects their friendship big time. It's almost uncomfortable to watch these women not getting along. But the truth is that conflict is important. We don't make it back together right away, it takes a few episodes for them to make their way back to one another, but when we get there, they've earned it and it makes their relationship stronger.

ETOnline: Will there be repercussions -- either in the department or the mob -- for Rizzoli?
Alexander: Not at first and you'll see why in tonight's episode -- but that doesn't mean there won't be down the road. Jane is being investigated because her bosses find out she not only knew that Paddy was related to Isles but also his whereabouts, which makes her a suspect. There's a lot happening in that mystery and I love that storyline, it's turned out in such a cool way.

ETOnline: Looking at season three, what are you excited for fans to see?
Alexander: The writing is stronger than ever, there are a lot of fun storylines and all the characters have their overlapping personal stories. Plus, my character is now trying to find her biological mother and also gets a new love interest -- but he might not be a good guy. It's an interesting path. Then you've got Jane dealing with her dad coming back, and he has a new lady. Lots of family drama. On top of that, we have fascinating crimes that have put them in interesting positions this year. There's a lot of moments where you hit that stride and excitement of the storylines and I feel like we are in that moment.

ETOnline: One of the things people talk about the most regarding Rizzoli & Isles is the relationship between the two women -- Is it friendship? Is it love? What do you make of that?
Alexander: Art is subjective. We all have the right to watch it and think what we want. It's up to you to decide if we have chemistry in a way that is sexually enticing. If you look at a relationship that has any layers for some reason, in our society, that immediately relates to sexuality. Why? You can't be friends with someone in this way without thinking there's sexual chemistry? Me and Angie have a great relationship, my husband says we look hot together so I get it. I think the important thing is that people relate to it. At the end of the day, if someone can relate to it individually than great.

ETOnline: It's almost one of those things where the assumption says more about the person than the show, you know?
Alexander: I agree with you. When the show launched, that was the last thing we ever expected. The great thing is our gay and lesbian fanbase is huge and we love them. They are a big portion of our audience but then we get fan mail from 15-year-olds saying how much they love the show and are inspired by seeing women who can pursue a field that is more male dominated.

ETOnline: That does seem to be the prevailing message -- these are two women dominating worlds that are, historically, male-driven. That's got to be fun to play into?
Alexander: It's the best. We're shooting a scene today where we are moving a mattress and can't get it through the door. So we start hanging on it and by the end, it's just like that scene in the pilot where we're hanging on the bed. Angie and I were teasing, asking if we should wear panties and a bra and have a pillow fight! [laughs] Whenever we have that scene why can't we take it to that point! I love those moments.

ETOnline: Sounds like you're ready for the episode where Rizzoli & Isles go undercover as House Mothers at a Sorority!
Alexander: Oh, that would be so funny. Actually, this season, there's an episode where we prepare to go undercover as call girls ... but it doesn't end up happening. It's very Lucy and Ethel. I can't wait for our fans to see that!

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6 June 2012

Rizzoli & Isles Season 3: Sasha Alexander Previews What's Next, Big Guest Stars And More

Image"Rizzoli & Isles" is back for Season 3 (premieres Tues., June 5, 9 p.m. ET on TNT), and after last season's cliffhanger finale -- with Jane (Angie Harmon) shooting Maura's (Sasha Alexander) mobster birth father, Paddy Doyle (John Doman) -- let's just say things are a little tense between the leading ladies when we pick back up.

I caught up with star Sasha Alexander to hear more about how the best friends begin to repair their relationship, and she also dished about some new guest stars, including Sharon Lawrence, who'll be playing Maura's birth mother, and Eddie Cibrian, who's Maura's new love interest. Alexander also talked about her character's darker side, the show's efforts to keep the strong female characters from becoming sex objects and whether or not she would do a musical episode.

Our conversation took place on the phone during a quick break from a particularly insane day of shooting -- there was a big party scene, and things sounded like they were getting a bit out of hand.

"It's actually a very funny episode where Maura is hosting the medical examiner symposium, so all of these very nerdy doctor types come ... so it's basically all these funny guys with Maura," Alexander teased of the upcoming episode. "Let's just say a lot of different chaos ensues with Dr. Pike, played by Ed Begley Jr., which is hysterical. He's so hysterical -- he has some very funny storylines this season."

She also gave us more of a glimpse into Begley's on-set/on-screen antics: "And then Ed Begley tried to stick his tongue in my ear, but hey! No, it wasn't him, it was his 'character.' [Laughs.] Just another day at work!"

Keep reading for more on what makes "Rizzoli & Isles" tick ...

Rough start for the ladies this season -- it's obviously not an easy situation for them to deal with, since Jane shot Maura's mobster father. What can you tell us about the state of their relationship when we return?
I think it's a pretty raw moment for both of them right when we return because it just happened, so there's a lot of confusion and a lot of raw emotion for both of them. And that gets even more complicated -- for Maura, she's now got her father in the hospital and her mother, and she's dealing with the fact that Jane just shot her father. For Jane, she ends up in a bit of hot water because they're doing an investigation on this, and because she knew that Maura's father was Paddy Doyle, she's sort of implicated in it as a possible suspect.

But the show is called "Rizzoli & Isles" -- these two can't stay mad at each other for too long, can they?
No, but I love it because I think that when you see the second episode and when they do come back together, they've really earned it in a way that I think is just going to deepen their relationship. I like it -- I think conflict is good. I've loved this storyline with Paddy Doyle ... I think it's really an interesting mystery that has been sort of unraveling about Maura's life, and it's provided us with some really cool stories. So it's interesting how it's now come around to it being Jane that stops him. I think it's really paid off in an interesting way.

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6 June 2012

'Rizzoli & Isles' starts season on tense note, but there should be fun to come

ImageMaura Isles is not in a good mood as the third season of "Rizzoli & Isles" launches Tuesday.

That will happen when your father just got shot and your best friend was the shooter.

Isles (Sasha Alexander) is ordinarily the most rational and linear of people. Like a good medical examiner should be.

And her friend Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) is ordinarily the most compassionate and considerate of buddies. Like a good Boston detective should be.

In this case, however, Rizzoli didn't have much choice, since Maura's father is a Mob killer who was holding a gun himself.

It sounds complicated, but it's explained well, even to someone who's a newcomer to the show. That's one of the reasons "Rizzoli & Isles" has become one of the best cop shows on TV.

It works as light summer drama, with lots of great banter between the women, and it works as cop drama, since it has put both of them in very dangerous situations at regular intervals.

Best of all, though, it keeps peeling away layers on both characters. Neither, it turns out, is quite as immune to men as it might seem, and both are struggling with mother issues, for entirely different reasons.

That could get trite. Here, instead, it's fast-moving and fun. Lorraine Bracco has loads of fun as Jane's mom and Sharon Lawrence will come in this season as Maura's.

In fact, the whole cast gets in the spirit — and let's bet even Maura won't stay mad all season.

 

 

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6 June 2012

'Rizzoli & Isles': Sasha Alexander teases the new season

ImageThe third season of TNT's Rizzoli & Isles picks up right where we left off — the aftermath of Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) shooting medical examiner Maura Isles' (Sasha Alexander) Mob-boss father. While Maura’s anger is directed at Jane, so is an internal affairs investigation questioning whether, as the best friend of Paddy Doyle’s daughter, she's a dirty cop. Will their friendship recover? "We don't hug and go get our nails done at the end of the episode," Alexander says, with a laugh.

They'll need something equally as dramatic to bring the two back together, and in episode 2, the duo gets trapped in a car with water rising around them. "Maura is very, very hurt, so Jane has to do surgery on her in order to help her not lose her leg. It's pretty intense," Alexander says. "They really earn their way back."

Here are five more things fans have to look forward to this season, which premieres June 5 in a new Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET time slot:

• Seeing how Maura and Jane met: That would be the photo pictured, a flashback in the season opener.

• Meeting Maura's birth mother: The season premiere sets Maura on a path to find Dr. Hope Davis (recurring guest star Sharon Lawrence), who we'll meet in the July 3 episode. "Maura, Jane, and Angela [Lorraine Bracco] stop in their tracks when they hear this woman speak. It's like you're listening to Maura," Alexander says. "And Maura physically cannot talk around her. She's so scared to interact with her because she doesn't want her to know [she's her daughter], so it's actually very comedic." Even once Maura does speak, she'll still keep her identity a secret. "There are moments when she'll do something that somehow moves me, and I just burst into tears. She's like, 'Why are you crying?' And Jane will be like, 'She gets really emotional when we break a case,'" Alexander says. Maura will also learn she has a half-sister (Emilee Wallace). "She's a pretty angry 18-year-old girl, and that’s gonna be an interesting relationship," Alexander says.

• A possible love interest for Maura: Eddie Cibrian will guest star in the June 19 episode. "Maura meets him on her autopsy table," Alexander says. "Let's just say his 'special part' gives him away." Wait, we need her to explain that. "We think his character just had a stroke and died, so he's still in his clothes on the table, and the girls are commenting on how hot he is when he's on the autopsy table. It's so inappropriate," Alexander says. Look for Cibrian to return later in the season.

• The return of Jane’s old flame, Lt. Col. Casey Jones (Chris Vance), on June 19: "He's hurt, and he doesn't want Jane to know. Maura finds out and then tells Angela, which was a big mistake," Alexander says. "It's a really sad but also really good story line." It's also a chance for Maura and Angela to be "the two Stooges," which we'll see more of this season. "Maura seems to keep telling Angela everything, not realizing that she will never keep a secret," Alexander says.

• Jane and Maura go undercover: They call it their Eyes Wide Shut episode, but it's also "very Lucy and Ethel" Alexander says, when Jane and Maura go undercover to bust a sex ring. "Maura is very excited to be dressed up as a high-class hooker, but unfortunately they get cater-waiter outfits and clogs, so it's not as much fun as she anticipated," she says.

 

 

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6 June 2012

For Rizzoli & Isles, 'The Anger Is Still Fresh' - Can a Deadly Crisis Bring Them Back Together?

ImageWhen last we tuned into TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, a heat-of-the-moment gunshot may have left more in critical condition than Maura's father, given the reaction she had to her partner in crimesolving's shocking act.

"We start Season 3 maybe 20 minutes later, so the anger is still fresh, the resentment of [what Jane did]," Sasha Alexander tells TVLine of tonight's premiere (airing at 9/8c). "For both Jane and Maura it's very unclear – like, What just happened?"

So, things are a little complicated between the ladies? "I would say a lot," Angie Harmon corrects us with a laugh. "But if you’ve ever had a fight with someone that you love or care about, this is the show for you. It's very high stakes that these two are fighting for."

As such, don’t expect tensions between the two to smooth out in a jiffy – a wrinkle that delighted the series' leads. "I like the way [series creator] Janet [Tamaro] wrote it, because it's not tied up in a bow after the first episode," Alexander shares. Adds Harmon: "It takes a little bit to bring them back together."

Helping Rizzoli and Isles reach that eventual détente is the reveal of precise circumstances surrounding Paddy’s shooting. "As the story unravels, you get to the bottom of what really happened in there," Alexander previews. "Why was Agent Dean (played by The Closer's Billy Burke) there? Why was Jane in a position to shoot him? What was behind it all? Once that settles, you get to it being just a bad situation."

But it is perhaps the strength of the ladies' bond and the feelings they have developed for one another over the first two seasons that keeps them from straying too far apart in the wake of the tragic incident.

"They realize that not only do they like each other very much and care for each other, but they need each other," says Harmon.

That said, a bit of drama will give them a final, helpful nudge back toward each other. "In the second episode, they end up in kind of a life-threatening situation," Alexander teases. "So they earn their way back to their friendship."

As for the future of Paddy himself, "He ends up in the hospital," Alexander allows, "but we're not sure if he survives the [surgery]."

Elsewhere this season, on the romantic front Maura will be wooed by, at the very least, Eddie Cibrian, while Jane will juggle Agent Dean (Burke is back for a couple of episodes, though he now fronts NBC’s Revolution) and Chris Vance's Sgt. Major Casey Jones, to name but two fellas.

"I'm very proud of Jane, because she's handled the things thrown at her in a very grown-up fashion," Harmon notes. "She's grown up a lot when it comes to matters of the heart."

 

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6 June 2012

Sasha Alexander becomes more than just Angie Harmon's partner in 'Rizzoli & Isles'

ImageIt's not easy to be the other woman in a cop show with Angie Harmon.

But Sasha Alexander has parlayed that spot into something impressive, playing medical examiner Maura Isles opposite Harmon's Detective Jane Rizzoli on TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles."

The third season launches Tuesday night at 9, and it's a critical juncture for the gals.

They've been friends for years and now they also work together. Or at least they did until the last episode of season two, when Jane shot Maura’s father.

Okay, that may not be the dealbreaker it might seem to be. Maura's father is a psychotic mobster who has killed dozens of people and is wanted throughout the civilized world.

Still, he's her recently revealed dad, so she would have preferred Jane didn’t shoot him.

"It's a huge ride for Maura this season," says Alexander. "The whole mystery of her father and his past is changing her. She’s always lived in this world where she's in control of everything, and now it’s another world she’s uncomfortable in."

Maura's also mad at Jane.

"She's in total shock as the season starts," says Alexander. "She's very angry at Jane. It’s going to take a while for them to find their way back."

Yet the fact there could be a way back reflects the strength of "Rizzoli & Isles," which has clicked into place as a show that's part cop stuff, part smart comedy and part character drama.

Taking nothing away from Harmon, whose TV legal credibility goes back to "Law & Order" and "Women's Murder Club," Alexander has slowly developed an intriguing presence of her own.

"In the beginning, the show was far more centered on Jane," says Alexander. "She clearly had the advantage."

"But then as we learned more about Maura, we found it wasn’t what we expected. She has a lot of family and personal issues."

She's also a brainiac.

"She's smart," says Alexander. "She's collected a lot of facts. But at the same time she has almost no sense of the effect she has on other people. She will say something funny and not know it's funny. She’ll hear people laughing and not realize the joke is on her.

"It's a challenge to play a character with no sense of irony. But at the same time, people like her."

That part isn't hard to understand. In one scene this season, Alexander says, Maura and Jane have to hide in a closet when they’re almost caught during an undercover operation.

"Out of nowhere, while they're waiting," says Alexander, "Maura starts talking about the history of leather, and its historical significance in sexuality."

"We had to stop the scene every few lines because Angie kept laughing."

Let's assume in this case that Harmon speaks for all viewers.

"The thing about Maura," says Alexander, 'is you never really quite know where she's going."

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5 June 2012

Rizzoli & Isles' Bruce McGill looks back at Animal House, MacGyver, and more

ImageWelcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

The actor: Bruce McGill got his start in the theater, performing Shakespeare In The Park and building a strong reputation in the New York City acting community. After he made the decision to take a shot at making movies, his second film, Animal House, sent his profile sky high. McGill has since carved a formidable career as a character actor in such films as The Insider, My Cousin Vinny, and Matchstick Men. He can currently be seen playing Detective Vince Korsak in the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles.

Rizzoli & Isles (2010-present)—"Det. Vince Korsak"
Bruce McGill: Obviously a great role for me, because it's ongoing. Usually I'm a single-shot guy. Feature films are beginning, middle, and end, and "goodbye, thank you for working with us, you're done." [Laughs.] So this is very interesting. It evolves.

The first thing I really enjoyed about it was Korsak's relationship with the dog. That, and the fact that I've known Angie Harmon for a long time, and I enjoy her, so it's great to work with her. Plus, I was really ready to do a TV series, one that wasn’t all year. We do 15 shows as opposed to 22, so I can continue my feature work. It appealed to me for a lot of reasons. And the writing was sharp. I didn't even realize how good [series creator] Janet Tamaro was from the pilot, but now I've come to be a real fan of the way she writes these characters. She's the voice of everybody, but she's really the two sides of the two women. She has all of that in her. She can come up with that catty stuff that Angie delivers in such a charming way, and—I won't say anal-retentive, but the detail-oriented science stuff that Maura [Sasha Alexander] goes through. It's a great little world to swim in, and I’m really enjoying having a television show. I like work, I like to work, and it’s nice it's all in one town, and I'm not spending as much time in airports as I used to. Airports are not what they were when I was a young actor. It was very exciting to fly first class to go work on a movie, and now going to the airport is like, "Ugh… " If I didn't need to have my wits about me, I'd just take a pill and be like a zombie going through the airport.

[Korsak's] a good cop, and we've got a great cop tech. Our technical advisor is a retired Boston homicide detective who’s worked over 200 active homicide cases in his career, so when you ask him something, he doesn't have to look it up. He's lived it. My character is more modeled after him now than he was when I got the part, because they didn't have him then. And my Korsak is much different than the Korsak in the books. Tess Gerritsen, who wrote the books, is obviously fine with that. It's a new thing. Books are one thing, and they've created the characters to an extent and the world they work in to an extent, but now we're off and running, and I don't feel like anybody is too tied to the books. Some fans may be, but the TV audience is a whole new audience, and obviously Tess Gerritsen and Janet Tamaro have their agreement. I don’t concern myself with anything but the straightforward "let's go, it's great to shoot this" feeling about the show.

I don't work all day, every day on Rizzoli & Isles, but I work every day. It may be a scene or two, or it may be an enormous workload, but there’s really not a lot of room for anything else, and that's the choice I made. And that's why I stayed away from TV before: Because I know that that's what it is. But it's just the proper time in my life, and I couldn't be happier with the people I'm working with. As I say, I've known Angie for a long time, and she’s terrific to work with. She's really super-smart and funny and lives in the moment really well. When I work with her—I'm also a musician, and I feel like I do when I'm playing music with good players: You don't talk, you don't think, you just listen and play. And that's what it feels like to work with her. And all of them. Every character now is pretty clearly defined, and they're all very different, and they've gotten to know each other, even outside of the immediate Rizzoli family. It's very much a family, and most drama and comedy, the better ones, anyway, are based on relationships that are familial, so you can have cross-currents. Detective Barry Frost [Lee Thompson Young] and I are very different guys, and we give each other a hard time. Were not a threat to each other anymore. We're on the same side. But it's gotten to be fun banter, and I hear from people that I see out in the world who like the show that, yes, of course they love the girls, but they also like the byplay and the interplay between all of those disparate characters, and they recognize that it looks like life to them, which is what we attempt. We're looking to get the job done, solve the murder, and catch a bad guy every week, but also the day-to-day, moment-to-moment interplay with what it's like to be alive right now in America. Or maybe even in the world. I don’t know, I haven't been everywhere. [Laughs.]

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5 June 2012

Rizzoli & Isles: The girls are back in town

ImageTelevision viewers can pick and choose from among dozens of crime shows, but the stars and creator of Rizzoli & Isles believe their secret weapon for getting and holding fans — seasons 1 and 2 averaged more than 8 million viewers — is the feminine factor.

"There's a lot of estrogen on this show," says Sasha Alexander, who plays medical examiner Maura Isles, best friend and colleague of Boston detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) on the TNT cop show inspired by the novels of Tess Gerritsen. The third season begins tonight (9 ET/PT).

"The further we move into the series, the more it reflects the fact that we do represent women in a way that's unique," Alexander says. "So I'm proud to be part of a show that has smart women who are professionals, who are independent, who are good people, who are supportive of and respect each other.

"All of that together is what makes things work."

The symbiotic relationship between Rizzoli and Isles, thanks to the chemistry between Harmon and Alexander, is and has always been at the heart of this procedural, says executive producer Janet Tamaro.

"We cast Angie first, and then we had a very hard time finding somebody who could stand up to her on screen," she says. "When we put her with Sasha, it was just instant. They were playful. They were funny. They enjoyed each other.

"Tonally, it was exactly what I was hoping for, and it continues. When you put them in a scene, it's just magic."

Says Harmon: "I've said from the first season that Maura and Jane together make a really extraordinary woman. Separately they're amazing, together they are extraordinary."

And it's not just Harmon and Alexander who bring female power to the character-driven story lines. Lorraine Bracco stars as Rizzoli's mother, Angela; Sharon Lawrence will star as Isles' birth mother, Hope; and Jacqueline Bisset continues her role as Isles' adoptive mother, Constance.

That's not to say that there won't be a measure of testosterone on the show as well. Tamaro, who developed the show for television, is bringing back Chris Vance as Casey Jones, one of Rizzoli's old flames. Colin Egglesfield also is back as Tommy, Rizzoli's troubled brother; Chazz Palminteri returns as Frank Rizzoli Sr., Jane's father; and Eddie Cibrian joins the cast as Dennis Rockmond, a romantic interest for Isles.

Regular members of the ensemble include Lee Thompson Young as Rizzoli's rookie partner, Detective Barry Frost; Bruce McGill as Detective Vince Korsak, Rizzoli's mentor; and Jordan Bridges as Frankie, Rizzoli's patrol-cop brother.

Newcomers to the show shouldn't assume every episode is awash in women getting in touch with their feelings. Take last season's cliffhanger finale: When an undercover operation goes wrong, Rizzoli has no choice but to shoot Isles' father, the mobbed-up Paddy Doyle, who has just shot an FBI agent. The shooting creates a rift between Rizzoli and Isles as Rizzoli tries to justify the shooting and Isles lashes out.

"We've got some serious crimes and serious corpses in the new season, and we've got some great scenes coming up," says Harmon, who reveals that she has plenty of scrapes and bruises as the result of one of the new season's action scenes.

"Maura and I are in a car and are being shot at. I've got one foot up on the steering wheel and one foot on the back of the head rest, and I'm firing between my legs and pushing Maura out of the car — all those kinds of things I love doing."

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5 June 2012

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I prefer Tuesdays to Mondays because they're closer to Fridays...Season 3 tomorrow at 9. @JaneRizzoli @tntweknowdrama pic.twitter.com/QPjp4KiU

 

 

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

@jimmyfallon ok... Now I'm just scared. pic.twitter.com/QUvqEm1C

 


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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Just a little shopping between @theviewtv & @jimmyfallon !! pic.twitter.com/M8wfgIAN

 


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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

@jimmyfallon I'm practicing... Ur doing your hair. pic.twitter.com/Dqkp77yD

 


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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

Loads of Press today! @daniellefishel and I chatting it up...These pics show you just how glamourous Hollywood can be.… http://say.ly/qhJ3tfm


 

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.@daniellefishel and I...glamorous Hollywood take #2: http://say.ly/riN3tfG

 


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@Joyful_Twangel tweeted:

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@kaychiarello tweeted:

AHH!! @Angie_Harmon!! Thanks so much 4 stopping for pics. Finally got our asses out of the rain lol ?#twangels? http://lockerz.com/s/214403911

 


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5 June 2012

Paddy's Fate! A Secret Comes Out! 6 Teases for Rizzoli & Isles Season 3 Premiere

Image"You guys will make up."

That's what Korsak (Bruce McGill) tells Jane (Angie Harmon) on the Season 3 premiere of Rizzoli & Isles (Tuesday, 9/8c, TNT) about her fractured friendship with Maura (Sasha Alexander).

He may be right, but it looks to be a long road back for the former BFFs. Maura still feels betrayed that Jane shot her estranged father, crime boss Paddy Doyle (John Doman), in the Season 2 finale after having promised that she wasn't going to do anything. That surely can't be something that is forgiven in one episode, right?

So how close are Jane and Maura to letting bygones be bygones? And is Paddy dead? Here are six things to expect on the season premiere.

1. Does Paddy live or die?
Picking up directly from where the finale left off, the premiere opens with Paddy being taken to the hospital, where Maura, as his next of kin, is faced with whether or not to sign a DNR form. An ominous sign or just a precaution? Let's put it this way: Do you think the old guy will go down that easily?

2. In and out of work
The promo already reveals that Maura resigns as chief medical examiner — paving the way for Dr. Pike (Ed Begley Jr.) to bring his prickly ways back to the morgue — but Jane will also have a new gig. After she gets into a fight with Maura, Jane is transferred from homicide to a desk job. Don't worry — it's only temporary.

3. Secret's out
Jane's relationship with Agent Dean (Billy Burke) is exposed when the Internal Affairs Department starts investigating her involvement with Paddy. But the IAD didn't dig up this intel on her love life by itself — someone let the cat out of the bag.

4. Mother knows best
Speaking of secrets, we know that Constance (Jacqueline Bisset) adopted Maura as a baby, but this wasn't a simple closed or open adoption with Maura's biological mother Hope, whose name Paddy mumbled to Maura after he was shot. (Sharon Lawrence will appear in two episodes as Hope.) How could it be that simple when the father is No. 1 on the FBI's most wanted list? Constance drops a big bomb about how and why Maura actually ended up in her care and exactly who was in the know about it.

5. Will Jane and Maura be BFFs again?
Not quite. They will reconcile eventually — and Maura definitely wants to at one point in the premiere — but things will still be tense between them by episode's end. The good news is that they are on speaking terms. But if you want to see them in better times, get ready for not one but two flashbacks: one of how they first met (when Jane was undercover as a hooker) and the second of the moments before the shooting when Jane prepped Maura to go undercover.

6. What's in a name?
At long last, we will finally learn Jane's middle name! (What, you haven't been wondering what it is?) The moniker is a food, but it's not completely out there... at least we don't think it is.

Rizzoli & Isles premieres Tuesday at 9/8c on TNT.

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5 June 2012

'Rizzoli & Isles' on the case

ImageTelevision viewers can pick and choose from among dozens of crime shows, but the stars and creator of "Rizzoli & Isles" believe their secret weapon for getting and holding fans -- Seasons 1 and 2 averaged more than 8 million viewers -- is the feminine factor.

"There's a lot of estrogen on this show," says Sasha Alexander, who plays medical examiner Maura Isles, best friend and colleague of Boston detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) on the TNT cop show inspired by the novels of Tess Gerritsen. The third season premieres Tuesday, June 5.

"The further we move into the series, the more it reflects the fact that we do represent women in a way that's unique," Alexander says. "So I'm proud to be part of a show that has smart women who are professionals, who are independent, who are good people, who are supportive of and respect each other.

The symbiotic relationship between Rizzoli and Isles, thanks to the chemistry between Harmon and Alexander, is and has always been at the heart of this procedural, says executive producer Janet Tamaro.

"We cast Angie first, and then we had a very hard time finding somebody who could stand up to her on screen," she says. "When we put her with Sasha, it was just instant. They were playful. They were funny. They enjoyed each other."

Says Harmon: "I've said from the first season that Maura and Jane together make a really extraordinary woman. Separately they're amazing, together they are extraordinary."

Newcomers to the show shouldn't assume every episode is awash in women getting in touch with their feelings. Take last season's cliffhanger finale: When an undercover operation goes wrong, Rizzoli has no choice but to shoot Isles' father, the mobbed-up Paddy Doyle.

"We've got some serious crimes and serious corpses in the new season, and we've got some great scenes coming up," says Harmon, who reveals that she has plenty of scrapes and bruises as the result of one of the new season's action scenes.

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5 June 2012

Starry Mag Interviews Sasha Alexander

ImageQ: Can you tell us a little bit about where we left off with Maura and Jane, where we're going to pick up?

A: We pick up just a few moments after the season finale; Maura is definitely very, very angry. She's in shock, basically, from what just happened. So she and Jane do have a few words and then she's in the hospital. She's got her mother in one room and her father in another, so she's definitely in a state of shock and kind of confused about what exactly happened in that warehouse. There's a lot of miscommunication between her and Jane. Jane is in her own sort of hot water with the police department so she and Maura don't make up immediately. There's a lot that they need to work through and it's not resolved at the end of the first episode. In the second episode they're in a situation that brings them back together, so it's very rewarding by the time they do turn their friendship back, and I like it because I feel like it really deepens their relationship and it brings them even closer having gone through this conflict together.

Q: We've definitely seen a lot of ups and downs for the last couple of seasons with Maura and Jane, especially with Jane's injury as well, so it's nice to see this great dynamic that the two share. There's this strong female bond that I think is rare on TV, it's kind of fading out, I feel.

A: Thank you for saying that. I agree. I'm very proud of the fact that our show celebrates women, I really am. I'm very proud of the message that it sends out in terms of female relationships. I think a lot of women and girls relate to it because it reminds them of their sister or their friend or whoever. I'm proud of that part of it. I just think there's so much negative media representation of women being catty or not supportive of each other; I like that our show does not do that. It’s a positive representation of how women interact, whether they're working together or they're friends or they're family, and they have natural conflicts and disagreements and all that kind of stuff, but they're still respectful and kind to each other. So I am proud of that.

Q: We also have gotten to see a little bit of Maura's dating life. Is there any chance for another romantic relationship that we might see this season as well?

A: There is this interesting character, played Eddie Cibrian, and all I can say without giving it away is that he is proclaimed dead. He is brought into our autopsy room and she finds that he's actually not dead, so she kind of brings him back to life and he's so grateful and takes her out to dinner. They start to have a bit of a romantic thing, but I'm not sure yet where that's going to go and whether or not he's going to be a good guy or a bad guy.

Q: There is a wonderful and beautiful on screen relationship that Maura and Jane have, do you and Angie have a similar relationship off screen as well? Do you hang out outside of set together?

A: Well, you know what, we do sometimes, but we don’t really have that much time to. We work together all day long so when the day is over we go home to our families, so we see each other on average twelve to fifteen hours a day Monday through Friday. I think any co-workers that you're with that long, you're kind of like okay, I'm going home now. Then the rest of the year Angie lives in Charlotte, but of course, we hang out when we’re on set and we laugh a lot and we have a really good time when we're there. We do get a lot of time together, and I think it does translate because even though we’re different people, we have a similar sense of humor and we share a lot of things in common which we can talk about, which is our children and our husbands and our families and the outside world. There's so much that we can bring to the table for these characters, for sure.

Q: You also mentioned about Eddie Cibrian guest-starring. Is there anybody else that you can tease about guest starring this season?

A: Sharon Lawrence is coming to the show for a few episodes as my biological mother, so she comes back. Jacqueline Bisset is also back. That’s about it, we just finished episode six.

Q: You have this really incredible online presence as well through Twitter, how have social media sites like Twitter and Facebook been an asset to the show?

A: I think that it allows audiences to obviously interact with us and share their feelings about how they feel about the characters and what’s going on, and that dialogue can continue. It's really great because both Angie and I have received so much wonderful fan mail from people all over the world. It's always amazing to me when I get a box of mail from China to Brazil to Germany. It's really touching. People send all sorts of gifts. Last year for my birthday somebody made a book and it was literally all these tweets people had gone and sent me, birthday tweets, things from around the year. They put them all together with all these pictures and stuff and it was a coffee table book and it was amazing, the time they spent, it's really moving. As a performer, there's nothing more rewarding for me than to do something that reaches people and that people can relate to. I think that the online stuff basically serves that purpose, to keep a dialogue with your fans and interact with them. It gives them access to things that they may not think about, especially people who are really over-seas and have no idea what it’s like to film something or create the world that we've created. It was really an eye-opener to have a little bit of access to it. Last year there was a fan that was coming through L.A. and I arranged for her to come to Paramount on a tour. There was a girl, and she was a real-life Maura Isles. She basically wrote this paper on wanting to not only be a scientist and possibly be in the medical profession, and she was a young girl and she wrote this great paper. She sent it to me online and I read it. Then her sister reached out and said she's flying through L.A. for two days because she's going out to the east coast to speak, and is there any way we could surprise her for her birthday. So we arranged to bring her to the set. I don't think she spoke for two hours, she was in such shock. It was really fun.

Q: Finally, is there anything specifically about the show or anything that you have coming up that you'd like to tease about for fans?

A: Gosh, I don't know, the Eddie Cibrian stuff is pretty fun, and then we do have a fun episode coming up which is sort of like an Eyes Wide Shut episode. Maura is very excited to go undercover as a call girl, but it doesn’t happen. It's really funny. Really, really funny.

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5 June 2012

Tune into the Rizzoli & Isles marathon before the Season 3 Premiere

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Beginning at 2pm EST on TNT for a Rizzoli & Isles marathon of season 2 episodes leading up to the Season 3 premiere at 9pm.

2pm Living Proof
3pm Brown Eyed Girl
4pm Gone Daddy Gone
5pm Remember Me
6pm Can I Get a Witness?
7pm Don't Stop Dancing, Girl
8pm Burning Down the House
9pm What Doesn't Kill You


 

 

5 June 2012

Angie Harmon talks about Season 3 of "Rizzoli & Isles"

ImageAngie Harmon is known best for starring as Detective Jane Rizzoli on the TNT television series 'Rizzoli & Isles'. The show enters its third season on June 5th. Media Mikes had a chance to chat with Angie about this upcoming season and what we can expect.

Mike Smith: How have the events this season two finale change Rizzoli & Isles' friendship this season?
Angie Harmon: I think, if anything, we all know how it ended last season. If all of us have had friends with people that we love or people that we care about. I just think that it’s a really, really great thing to watch as these two character sort of work around their difference and work around the horrible situation that has happened, and come back together. What I also love is the way that the other characters in the show recognize the love that these two girls have for each other and, you know, help in their own different ways getting them back together. You know what I mean?

MS: "Law and Order" was marked as one of the great shows because of the great writing. And, the first two seasons of Rizzoli & Isles also has that kind of great writing. Do you see the show continuing, probably not as long as Law and Order, but having a long run? And is that something you would – you would see out and continue in the series?
AH: Gosh, I mean, I think as an actor, we all want to work and we all enjoy, you know, the projects that we set on to do. I think my strongest feeling in that – in answering that question is that and I don’t mean this arrogantly, I mean this, you know, as a parent of three girls, I think our show is on sort of the "right side of the line," if you will. And I feel that way because, you know, I have young girls come up and tell me how much, they want to be a criminologist; they want to be a homicide detective; they want to get out there and help people and things like that. And I take that to heart. I think that's an accomplishment for our show. So yes, I absolutely would love that, outside of the fact that, yes, I'd be working for a long amount of time. But I think that we'd be putting something that's very positive out there. You know what I mean? For girls, yes I would love that. Absolutely. But not just for the selfish reason. We've got a great show. There's more to it than that. We have something here that is a very positive role model and something that, personally I think we need. When they did that survey and all the girls were like, there were kindergartners, and like, "I just want to be famous." But none of them said how. That, to me, is alarming. Young girls come out of college and high school to walk up and say the things that they say, like I just said. That means a lot to me. Yes, of course I would love to keep doing that.

MS: Did you always know from the moment you started reading with Sasha Alexander that this was the person that you were going to work with that and that would work best with? Or did you have to develop it?
AH: You know what I think? I think, both. We brought in a few people for Isles. I think Sasha just kind of hit it out of the part because she got the fact that, Maura was just kind of quirky scientist, sort of socially awkward. But she also got the fact that, Maura had friends and had girlfriends and things like that. You know what I mean? That’s why she got the job. Sasha and I have worked together over the past three seasons now, obviously our friendship is going to grow and mature and all of those things. I mean, it's certainly wonderful to go to work and like everybody that you work with as opposed to walking on the set and dreading it because everybody's a nightmare. Which I think we've all been in those situations, whether you’re an actor, or whether you work in front of a computer. So, yes, I think it's both. I think there was sort of an instantaneous recognition. And then I think there’s a friendship and a relationship that has grown and matured over the years.

MS: I was wondering what you thought of the (Hoyt Art). Do you feel that it was explored within a good amount of timeframe? Or do you feel like he was – he still had a little bit more he could have gone?

AH: No, I was completely comfortable with where Janet took that and how much time we spent with it. If anything that was a really, really fun day that I actually also learned a lot from as an actor. I mean, in that moment after she kills Hoyt, you know, Bruce was there and him coming up and hugging me and crying and all that. That was all ad lib. It just sort of happened, because that’s what would happen. And when you're living a character and living that life, you just keep going until somebody says "cut." Bruce coming in and doing that and nurturing Jane in that kind of way. I had to break from him and walking to my trailer like I literally, my left knee gave out as I was about to go down. And I got into my trailer and just threw up. I mean, it was a very emotional moment. And as an actor, I've never had that happen before. I've always been able to draw the line and known the difference between reality and what we’re doing. It was just a very, very emotional closing for me. But no, I feel that we gave him his time. We gave him his due. You know the last thing you want is for people to be like, "okay, seriously, you can’t catch this guy? You can’t get in front of him?" You know, so, no, I was very fine with it. And if anything, I was very, very thankful for that experience because it just sort up upped the ante on acting challenge.

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5 June 2012

'Rizzoli & Isles' Star Angie Harmon Says a Rocky Road Awaits Maura and Jane

ImageWhen last we saw Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), Jane had just shot Maura’s biological father Paddy Doyle (guest star John Doman) — and it was touch and go whether or not he would survive. The even bigger shock at the end of the Season 2 finale was that the usually calm and scientific Maura had a knee-jerk, emotional reaction to the probable death of her dad and turned her wrath on Jane.

"Obviously, as humans we are who we are to our core," Harmon said in an exclusive interview with XfinityTV.com. "As we go through emotional situations, depending on what your makeup is, and how you react to it, that is who you are. Maura goes back to being her scientific, all-kinds-of-useless-information, hilarious self. That certainly comes back. Don’t worry. We get our Maura back."

But once Maura returns to herself, will her logical mind be able to forgive Jane? Will the two women ever be able to be best friends again? Will Jane be able to forgive Agent Dean (Billy Burke), who betrayed a lover's confidence and showed up where he wasn't supposed to be, which is what led to the gun fight? And will Maura find out if "Hope" — one of the last words Paddy spoke — is actually her biological mother and will she find her?

In the following interview with Harmon, we get the answers to all those questions and more as we get ready for "Rizzoli & Isles" third season premiere on Tuesday, June 5 at 9/8c on TNT.

Does Jane feel guilty about shooting Maura's father, or does she believe she was just doing her job?
Of course, she feels guilty. She shot her best friend’s father. But on the other hand, let's not forget, Paddy is the king of the mob, he shot a federal agent and he had a gun pointed at Jane. What would you do if you were in Jane's situation and a trained homicide detective? Would you just stand there and wait to see if he is going to pull the trigger, or would you just go ahead and act, especially after he shot one of your colleagues, who you happen to be sleeping with.

Speaking of which, Agent Dean betrayed the information Jane gave him in confidence during pillow talk. How will she deal with that?
I think Jane really takes that to heart. Jane and I are very similar in that. Once we trust somebody, it is sort of all 100 percent and if that gets disrupted … the only way I can explain it is this: When I look at somebody and I trust them and they betray that trust that isn't just a situation, that is a character flaw. That is part of who they are and so, she really takes it to heart and acts accordingly.

Up to the second season finale, Maura and Jane had had little tiffs here and there, but nothing like where they are now. Will they get back to being bffs quickly, or will it play out all season?
Obviously, I know the answer to that, so I am excited that you don't. But I am the worst person to ask because I don't want to tell you anything because then you will know what is coming. But I will tell you this — I will give you a hint — it doesn' end immediately. If you ever had a fight with someone you loved, or cared deeply about, it just doesn’t fix itself overnight. These things go on. I am really happy that our writers sort of went that way with it. They didn’t just button it up and say: "Now we are back to 'Rizzoli & Isles.'" They let it be lifelike. As an actor, it was interesting to play. I am not one of those girls who enjoys catfights, or fights with your girlfriends. That is not my style. Let's just put it that way. I have amazingly wonderful friends and we have more fun things to do than fight with each other, so that was a little difficult to play for as long as we had to play it for me, but I will say, I did appreciate it as an actor because I know that it makes interesting TV and it makes the ride fun for you guys. So I get it and I appreciate it.

Will we find out in episode one if Paddy died? And how about Maura's mother Constance (Jacqueline Bisset), who was hit by a car? Will we get some satisfaction in episode one?
I don’t know if it is in episode one or two and that is an honest answer. We do get it resolved, but I can’t remember how long it takes.

Any chance Jane will resume her relationship with Sgt. Casey Jones (Chris Vance)?
There is a really great surprise that comes with Casey. I have to say little Janie is doing some growing up in the heart department this season. We all know that she is loyal and strong and if she is your best friend, she will fight to the death for you and take on anything with no fear. We know all that about her, which I love by the way, don't get me wrong. I love that our writers are taking her in a direction now that she is learning that it is also considered strong to be able to access your heart and be able to act within that realm of love, feeling and emotion. I like that for her and I am proud of the way she is handling situations.

One of the nice things about this show is Jane's family. Is everybody going to be back — both brothers and her mom?
Everybody will be back, including pop. It is a really great moment between Chaz [Palminteri, Jane's dad Frank] and Lorraine [Bracco, who plays Jane's mother Angela] and watching all of that come to fruition. The writers wrote some really, really great stuff. It is great to see the different colors of Lorraine and Chaz and Jordan [ Bridges, Jane's brother Frankie Rizzoli Jr.]. Those were some really fun scenes to play because it went out of the norm of Jane's always the badass and the smartass and making fun of mom. But at the end of the day, there is only one mama bear and it is Lorraine. They wrote that and it really was fun to watch these two actors, who I have enjoyed watching my entire life, come together. It was an honor to be in the scene with them.

"Rizzoli & Isles" premieres Tuesday, June 5 at 9/8c on TNT.

 

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4 June 2012

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

What do you all think about the new Season Three Posters? ;) http://say.ly/ztt3srK

 

 

 

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@nickiraegeous tweeted:

Home from the R&I Premiere Party…Here's a little photo from the party of me, @SashaAlexander1 and Laurel from TNT! http://yfrog.com/odtikjlj

 

 

 

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@nickiraegeous tweeted:

One of my favs…it's me, Tina, who plays Maura's Lab asst & her hubby. We all had lots of fun in the photo booth! http://yfrog.com/gysvhwydj

 

 

 

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@jbrooksphoto tweeted:

Killin' it at the Rizzoli & Isles Season 3 Kick Off Party! http://fb.me/1HYZcGMNa


 

 

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3 June 2012

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@cmorganmusic tweeted:

Had an awesome time on the set of Rizzoli and Isles http://moby.to/th73ui

 


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@haircolordiva tweeted:

Just posted a photo http://instagr.am/p/LWdkNyBbIm/

@TtownAmstaff Bruce said it was a Pitt Bull rescue. This photo is a picture of a picture which sits on Korsaks Desk

 


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@angiemitchell01 tweeted:

First I saw Eric Dane and now I found this! ?#bestdayever? @sashaalexander1 @angie_harmon http://instagr.am/p/LZRUUuFevO/


 

 

2 June 2012

Advocate.com - Maura Could Consider a Lesbian Tryst: Sasha Alexander Talks Rizzoli & Isles

ImageThere's one show on TV that gets the most lesbian adoration and no, it's not Glee or Pretty Little Liars. It's TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, a police procedural that is unlike anything else and stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. Gay and bi women helped turn the show — returning for its third season Tuesday — into what AfterEllen aptly called a "lesbian buddy cop show that just doesn't know it yet." We caught up with Alexander, who plays Dr. Maura Isles, a Boston medical examiner, to find out if the lesbian teases are intentional, why she left NCIS, and what's in store for season three of R&I.

The Advocate: All the girls in the office here love Rizzoli & Isles. Let's talk about your character, Maura.
Sasha Alexander: Thank you. Absolutely.

I love that she's oddly awkward around nearly everybody except Jane [Rizzoli, the police officer played by Harmon]. What part of the character do you identify with?
[Laughs] Well, it's funny because I so enjoy playing her, and I think as you get down the road of playing a character you start to realize what are the parts that excite you. And for her, it's, What is she thinking about? She's got so much going on, and I like the fact that there's this kind of innocence, this kind of almost naïveté or sort of enthusiasm for all subjects and all things. And I'm kind of like that. I'm really interested in all things of the world, people, and cultures. I like information. I like people who have information. I enjoy talking to people like that, and my parents are like that.

And socially?
I think that we all have a little bit of that, that part of us. I am now, in this stage in my life, a much more outgoing person than I was as a child or in my teens. You know, my parents were both immigrants in this country and they spoke another language, and I remember feeling like a little bit of an outcast, like, Don’t speak any languages in front of my friends.

A classic first-generation kid.
Absolutely. And I think that we all have, whatever it may be, that thing that made us feel like a bit of an outcast and not fully comfortable. I like the fact that she is comfortable with Jane and comfortable with certain people but not with all. I like that part of her. I look at that part as like a huge strength, you know, sometimes I don’t know how to explain it. So I like that, and it's different than who I am, for sure. Um, but I can really relate to her because there's a huge freedom in playing somebody who doesn't, who's not really seeking to be liked. That's not at the forefront of what she's thinking about. And so there isn’t any of that. Like even with her beautiful clothes, there's not really a whole lot of vanity involved in that. It's just that this is how she’s raised; this is what she enjoys. This is her uniform.

When you have a character and you start seeing there are elements of her that you like, that you really like bringing out, do you end up emphasizing them more? Do you bring them out more because you’re drawn to them?
I think so. I think its natural that you do. I mean, for me, I know that the things that started to come out ended up being a dialogue with our creator, Janet Tamaro, and one of those things was that this woman does have this really sort of offbeat sense of humor. That she doesn't really get the joke. That she is not really in step with everyone at every moment. And so it’s a tough line to toe when sometimes the joke is on you. Like, how do I not make her be the idiot savant? In a way, it’s like people are laughing at certain things that she's not getting, and how do you do that? How, how do you keep that likeable and not ditsy? How do you keep that smart? There's definitely a line, but I feel like between the writing and between my interpretation of that, we’re able to do it.

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2 June 2012

Gallery Update - People Magazine, US Weekly

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Added to the Magazine Scans Gallery:

People June 11, 2012

US Weekly, June 11, 2012


 

 

1 June 2012

New Rizzoli & Isles game from Pastel Games

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Pastel Games, who last year did The Masterpiece Murders, has a new game out...

Rizzoli & Isles: The Boston Butcher


 

 

1 June 2012

USA Weekend: Angie Harmon on family, career

ImageAngie Harmon is a busy woman. She stars in TNT's Rizzoli & Isles (season three premieres on Tuesday, June 5 at 9 p.m. ET) and is mom to three.

Harmon, 39, and husband Jason Sehorn, 41, ex-NFL New York Giants player, raise Finley Faith, 8, Avery Grace, 6, and Emery Hope, 3, in North Carolina. "They're very kind-hearted girls, very tender-hearted," Harmon says. "They have [a] great sense of humor, that’s always a really wonderful thing."

Read on for more from the TV star.

Daughters' favorite bedtime story: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. "They love it and I love it. I'm going to admit, I'll tease them with very short little chapters. We'll get to the end of the chapter and I'll be like, 'And' and then I start to close the book and they're like, "What? No.'"

Way to spend a Saturday: "Just with my girls, with my husband leisurely," Harmon says. "I rush and rush and rush all week long, whether I'm working or not; I'm rushing to the set, to another set, to get home, through [my] shower." So when she can, Harmon takes the weekend at a "leisurely pace. We'll go for a walk to the park, go for a bike ride. We'll hang out in the house, if it's a rainy day, we'll watch a movie."

Why Texas? The Dallas native refused to let her daughters be born in any place other than Texas. "There's just no BS and you don't find that anywhere else. That's how I was raised and that's how I am."

Can't-live-without beauty product: Clinique mascara. "The new one: A white tube with [a] silver lid, it’s a wand not a brush, genius, amazing." "She wears it in black."

Shopping sites: "I love a good bit of Gilt, love the Outnet, Net-a-Porter: pretty much all of them."

Favorite Law & Order cop: "That's like asking me which one of my kids is my favorite," says Harmon, who starred as Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael (1998-2001). "I loved them all. I learned from each of them so I can't single one out."

Playing a cop: "I always win."

Alternative career: A Homicide detective. "I did a lot of research for Jane [Rizzoli], going to Boston, to crime scenes and being there amongst the blood and the gore and the death. I like puzzles, in general, there’s always one on the dining room table. That just seems to me the ultimate puzzle with the highest stake possible."

Must-have gadget: iPhone. "It was always BlackBerry/iPhone war in my house," Harmon says. "I was always BlackBerry, BlackBerry, BlackBerry and then I discovered the iPhone and now it's a full-blown addiction, that I completely embrace, celebrate and admit. It's heaven. I'll give this one to The Horn [her husband's nickname]. He was right."

Must-have in fridge: Snow peas: "My kids love em, I love 'em," she says. "They're a great snack, love the crisp bite." She adds, "you can put them in salads, dip them in hummus. If I get home late and don’t have time to eat, I'll eat a handful of those and [then] I'm not going to bed starving. More important, they're healthy and nutritious, I don't feel like I'm eating [an] empty calorie snack."

To wake-up? Donut Shop [Keuring K-Cups] coffee with vanilla creamer.

Meal to cook for family: Teriyaki Salmon and Greek chicken.

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1 June 2012

Angie to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on June 4

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Angie is listed as a guest along with Jason Schwartzman and musical guest Regina Spektor for the June 4 episode.

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