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25 January 2014

Charity Auction - Bid on lunches with Lorraine Bracco and Sharon Lawrence

ImageOscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominated actor Lorraine Bracco is best known for her role in The Sopranos and as Karen Hill in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, (for which she received her Oscar nomination) as well as for her outstanding performances in films such as Someone to Watch Over Me, Riding in Cars with Boys, Medicine Man, The Basketball Diaries, Hackers and Radio Flyer. She also starred on Broadway as ‘Mrs. Robinson’ in Terry Johnson’s adaptation of The Graduate and is the author of her best-selling memoir, On The Couch. She currently appears in the hit tv show Rizzoli and Isles.

Lorraine will lunch with the lucky winning bidder and a guest in Los Angeles or New York City, depending on her schedule (LA between mid-January through August or possibly Sept; NY after August/Sept), while helping to support women filmmakers through the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Don't let this incredible opportunity pass you by!

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ImageYou know Sharon Lawrence from her EMMY-nominated and SAG Award winning portrayal of ADA Sylvia Costas Sipowitz in the ground-breaking NYPD Blue or as a stay-at-home prostitute in Desperate Housewives, a murderous realtor on Monk or a sociopathic serial killer on Law and Order: SVU. She also currently stars in Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva and TNT's Rizzoli & Isles. She's also appeared in the films Wasted Grace, Middle of Nowhere, Solace and The After, Chris Carter’s new series for Amazon.com.

Sharon will share a fun lunch with our winner in Los Angeles while helping to support women filmmakers through the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Don't let this incredible opportunity pass you by!

 

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24 January 2014

TNT Acquires 'Transporter' Series For Fall starring Chris Vance

ImageTransporter The Series has found a new U.S. home. TNT has picked up the first and upcoming second season of the international series, which will debut on the network in fall 2014. Season 2 is going into production on February 26, with shooting planned for Morocco, the Czech Republic and Canada. Based on Luc Besson’s Transporter film franchise, the series stars Chris Vance as professional transporter Frank Martin, who can TNT-logo__130925223204always be counted on to get the job done — discreetly. The project has had a bumpy ride: It was picked up by Cinemax in early 2011, but the project suffered several setbacks during the filming of its first season, including a showrunner change and a production shutdown when Vance was sidelined by an injury. Cinemax ultimately opted not to air the series but, based on the solid performance of the first season in France, Canada and some Fox International territories, the producers decided to proceed with a second season, with The X-Files veteran Frank Spotnitz as new showrunner.

Vance is a familiar face to TNT viewers; he has a recurring role on the network’s flagship drama Rizzoli & Isles, in which he plays Casey Jones, Jane Rizzoli’s on-again-off-again romantic interest.

“Transporter The Series is a roller-coaster ride with big-screen action, fantastic locations and an extremely charismatic lead in Chris Vance,” said TNT’s Michael Wright. “The Transporter franchise is a proven winner embraced by movie and television viewers around the globe, and we’re proud that TNT will become the television home for fans in the United States.” The series is produced by Atlantique Prods., with executive producer Olivier Bibas (Borgia), and QVF Inc., with producer Susan Murdoch (Doomstown). Also executive producing are Spotnitz, Vance and Fred Fuchs. The deal was brokered by WME.

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13 January 2014

Episode Titles for last 4 episodes of Season 4

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Episode 413(Airdate 2/25/14): Tears of a Clown

Episode 414(Airdate 3/04/14): Just Push Play

Episode 415(Airdate 3/11/14): Food for Thought

Episode 416(Airdate 3/18/14): You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone


 

 

11 January 2014

Sasha in Guide TV Cinema magazine

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Sasha instagramed this out yesterday.

I was able to get a copy(Thank you Michel at Guide TV Cinema magazine! Also shout out to photograher Gilles Toucas for the great cover photo!).

Sandy(@Rizzoli_IslesFR) at rizzoli-isles.forumactif.com kindly translated it for everyone.

Check out the images in the Magazine Gallery

Here's the translation:

 

 

The heart in Switzerland


The Rizzoli & Isles star, the actress Sasha Alexander is the most inhabitant of French-speaking Switzerland American star. Married since 2007 to Sophia Loren's son, she regulary lives in Geneva, she loves.

GuideTVCinema: A Boston detective who teams up with a forensic pathologist to solve crimes: it is a concept of you tv show. Are you surprised by your success ?

Sasha Alexander: There is so much competition on television that it's always a surprise when a tv show manages to find its audience, And fans are enough many to be loyal to us several seasons. I knew from the first day that Rizzoli & Isles had everything to succeed, Most other tv shows have a male and female couple. But two girlfriends was less seen on TV. The idea is original. The characters are from the famous books by Tess Gerritsen, which is one of our producers.

GTVC: The friendship between your character and Angie Harmon's character is evident on the screen. What did you do to create this relationship between Rizzoli and Isles ?

Sasha Alexander; Our complicity was immediate and I think this is one of the reasons of the success of the show. I had never met Angie before the reading of the first script together, but the click was immediate. We have the same humor and the same energy in work. This is an opportunity that can not be explained.

GTVC: Does this mean that you have more complicity with Angie than with your former partners of NCIS ?

Sasha Alexander: That's an understatement! But it's nobody's fault. And then I felt the need to get into new challenges in the cinema and on television. After NCIS I acted in several independent films like Yes Man and participated in dramas like Doctor House

GTVC: What is the biggest challenge to play Isles ?

Sasha Alexander: I've never been good either at mathematics or sciences, which is pretty funny when you compare me with Isles ! The hardest part is to remember the technical language she uses, episode after episode. I force myself the day before every technical scene, to memorize all clever words. The hardest part is the pronunciation.

GTVC: Let's talk about Suisee Romande, which is a bit your second country, is not it ?

Sasha Alexander: That's right, I spend several months in a year in Geneva. I would be there much more for a long time if my work and my husband's work did not keep us in Los Angeles. Geneva is my second home. This is where I got married in the Russian church (with Edoardo Ponti, Sophia Loren's son). It is also in Suisse Romande that our two children are born, Lucia 6 years, and Leonardo, 3 years

GTVC: Your stepmother Sophia Loren, she gives you advice about your career ?

Sasha Alexander: We talk more about her two grandchildren, she would like to see more often, than my career (laughs). She is a wonderful grandmother and an exemplary woman who showed the way for many actresses. Sometimes we talk about cinema or her experiences but no more than that

GTVC: What do you like to do in Suisse Romande ?

Sasha Alexander: There is two moments per year I like coming to reenergize myself in Geneva. First, during the holiday season. I could not imagine Christmas without being in Switzerland. And I also love coming in summer. I simply relax on Leman's lakefront. I also like to stroll in the old town of Geneva

GTVC: Could you suggest to producers to come shoot an episode of Rizzoli & Isles in Romandie ?

Sasha Alexander: This is a great idea! (laughs). But I doubt that it works, because the production of all U.S. tv shows is quite rigid, with hundreds of technicians. But that said, I'd love to make a project in Suisse Romande. For sure !


 

 

11 January 2014

Sasha in Guide TV Cinema magazine

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Sasha instagramed this out yesterday.

I was able to get a copy(Thank you Michel at Guide TV Cinema magazine! Also shout out to photograher Gilles Toucas for the great cover photo!).

Sandy(@Rizzoli_IslesFR) at rizzoli-isles.forumactif.com kindly translated it for everyone.

Check out the images in the Magazine Gallery

Here's the translation:

 

 

The heart in Switzerland


The Rizzoli & Isles star, the actress Sasha Alexander is the most inhabitant of French-speaking Switzerland American star. Married since 2007 to Sophia Loren's son, she regulary lives in Geneva, she loves.

GuideTVCinema: A Boston detective who teams up with a forensic pathologist to solve crimes: it is a concept of you tv show. Are you surprised by your success ?

Sasha Alexander: There is so much competition on television that it's always a surprise when a tv show manages to find its audience, And fans are enough many to be loyal to us several seasons. I knew from the first day that Rizzoli & Isles had everything to succeed, Most other tv shows have a male and female couple. But two girlfriends was less seen on TV. The idea is original. The characters are from the famous books by Tess Gerritsen, which is one of our producers.

GTVC: The friendship between your character and Angie Harmon's character is evident on the screen. What did you do to create this relationship between Rizzoli and Isles ?

Sasha Alexander; Our complicity was immediate and I think this is one of the reasons of the success of the show. I had never met Angie before the reading of the first script together, but the click was immediate. We have the same humor and the same energy in work. This is an opportunity that can not be explained.

GTVC: Does this mean that you have more complicity with Angie than with your former partners of NCIS ?

Sasha Alexander: That's an understatement! But it's nobody's fault. And then I felt the need to get into new challenges in the cinema and on television. After NCIS I acted in several independent films like Yes Man and participated in dramas like Doctor House

GTVC: What is the biggest challenge to play Isles ?

Sasha Alexander: I've never been good either at mathematics or sciences, which is pretty funny when you compare me with Isles ! The hardest part is to remember the technical language she uses, episode after episode. I force myself the day before every technical scene, to memorize all clever words. The hardest part is the pronunciation.

GTVC: Let's talk about Suisee Romande, which is a bit your second country, is not it ?

Sasha Alexander: That's right, I spend several months in a year in Geneva. I would be there much more for a long time if my work and my husband's work did not keep us in Los Angeles. Geneva is my second home. This is where I got married in the Russian church (with Edoardo Ponti, Sophia Loren's son). It is also in Suisse Romande that our two children are born, Lucia 6 years, and Leonardo, 3 years

GTVC: Your stepmother Sophia Loren, she gives you advice about your career ?

Sasha Alexander: We talk more about her two grandchildren, she would like to see more often, than my career (laughs). She is a wonderful grandmother and an exemplary woman who showed the way for many actresses. Sometimes we talk about cinema or her experiences but no more than that

GTVC: What do you like to do in Suisse Romande ?

Sasha Alexander: There is two moments per year I like coming to reenergize myself in Geneva. First, during the holiday season. I could not imagine Christmas without being in Switzerland. And I also love coming in summer. I simply relax on Leman's lakefront. I also like to stroll in the old town of Geneva

GTVC: Could you suggest to producers to come shoot an episode of Rizzoli & Isles in Romandie ?

Sasha Alexander: This is a great idea! (laughs). But I doubt that it works, because the production of all U.S. tv shows is quite rigid, with hundreds of technicians. But that said, I'd love to make a project in Suisse Romande. For sure !


 

 

4 January 2014

WebMD Q&A with Sasha: The 'Rizzoli and Isles' actress shares her healthy living habits.

ImageAs the forensic pathologist Dr. Maura Isles on TNT's hit show Rizzoli & Isles, actor Sasha Alexander spends her time examining dead bodies. But in real life, this Los Angeles-based mother of two, 40, knows a lot about living a healthy life. In fact, it's not her first time in a nail-biting crime-solving role -- for 2 years she played Secret Service special agent Caitlin Todd on NCIS. She's also been in films ranging from Mission: Impossible III to He's Just Not That Into You, and she stars next in the film The Girl From Nagasaki, which premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. A former dancer and ice skater, Alexander shares her best tips for keeping herself strong -- inside and out.

Face Time [or Hand Signals]

"I am fortunate that my aunt, Olga, is a facialist (she owns Kinara Skin Care Clinic & Spa in L.A.), so from a very young age I learned exactly how to take care of my skin. She also gave me one great piece of advice: "Don't touch your face." That one tip helped me avoid so many breakouts and damage."

Clean Routine

"When I'm working, I have to wear so much makeup. So getting every speck of it off is a big priority for me. I swear by my Clarisonic device for this -- even after cleansing wipes and washing with soap, it still removes even more; it's like having a mini-facial every day. I also love this facial polish from dermatologist Howard Lancer -- rub it in for 90 seconds and you're as good as new."

Lube Job

"I believe in greasing myself up at night, to retain as much moisture in my skin as possible. I like to use emu oil all over my face, neck, and chest, and I also love this amazing cream called Egyptian Magic cream."

Real Eats

"I'm a total foodie -- so all the faddish cleanses and juices that involve not actually eating are NOT for me. For the last 10 years or so I have stuck to a 'Zone'-type diet. So, I eat something every 2 to 3 hours, and I try to make sure it's got a good dose of healthy protein, such as chicken or fish, and plenty of veggies. Snacks are usually things like apples, some cheese, or a handful of nuts. I found out a while ago that I am gluten intolerant, but I'm not insane about it. I just know that if I have that pasta or pizza -- and since my family is Italian, we eat a lot of pasta, for sure -- I may not feel so great afterward. So I won't do it twice in 1 week. It's a balance of not denying myself but also taking care of myself. Luckily, I simply am one of those people who CAN have one bite of something rich and then stop at that."

Pantry Staples

"Three things you'll always find in my 'fridge: olive oil, almond milk, and San Pellegrino. My kids call it 'Papa Aqua,' since their dad is always drinking it."

Off the Clock

"My perfect day would be blissfully unscheduled. I'd wake up whenever I wanted, without an alarm. Maybe I'd sit by the beach, since I love the ocean. I'd like a quiet day -- watching my kids hang out and play, being with my husband [director Edoardo Ponti]. We're so busy that I find it a luxury to be spontaneous these days."

Stress Rx

"We live in such a go, go, go society that we really need to take the time to stop, rest, and relax. I try to meditate for 5 minutes in the morning. It might just be breathing -- taking careful deep breaths and slowly assessing how I feel, and entering my day. It's also a physical thing: Your brain needs all that oxygen to help stay alert and alive!"

Pretty Picks

"My makeup must-haves: LORAC Touch-Up concealer and foundation pen, La Mer cream for hydrating my skin, and creamy Chantecaille blush, which I put not just on my cheeks but also dab just above my eyes and around my brow bone, to give my whole face a healthy flush."

Fast Fitness

"Since I have a dance background, I love dance workouts like the Tracy Anderson ones, but I also am careful not to be too hard on my body, because I am sensitive to over-exercise and injury. I like hiking and walking, as well as taking the occasional Soul Cycle spin class, which is fast but effective -- and I love the group aspect of it. But I also have a bunch of DVDs, as well as 15-minute routines, that I have learned so that when I am short on time or if I am at work and I can't really break a sweat I can still squeeze something in, such as stretches or light weights."

Sweet Success

"I make a huge effort to drink enough water every day, and also have pretty much nixed added sugar from my life -- so no candy, and just one raw sugar in my coffee each day. I found that eating too many sweets seemed to lower my immune system."

Looking Eastward

"I've been lucky to travel a lot, but I have not been to China or Japan, and I'd love to have the chance to go, given how culturally different both can be from the U.S."

Slim Secrets

"If I have to shave off a few pounds for an event or something, I'll pretty much just cut out carbs for a few days and that does the trick. It was all much easier before I had my kids, of course. Even 2-and-a-half years since my son was born -- things aren't entirely back to where they were before. Things sort of ‘settle' in different ways after you have kids."

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