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Monday, January 31, 2011

Ribbon It!

The Rizzles Girls have a ribbon, and you are more than welcome to add it to your profile picture. Go check it out here.

Retro Article: Jane Gets a Partner

We still think it's fun to look back.

- TNT has added to the cast of its pilot "Rizzoli," with former "NCIS" star Sasha Alexander leading the newcomers.

Go check out the rest of the little blurb on Sasha at Zap2It.com' s blog.

Maura and Jane Talk Fashion

Angie Harmon and the SAG Awards

(The Dress)

Last night the SAG Awards happened, and, with it, we had plenty of Angie Harmon sightings. We thought we would provide you ladies with some Angie highlights from the evening.

As the Social Ambassador for the even, Angie tweeted about what was happening. Here a few selected tweets from the evening:

Here we have Angie on the Red Carpet before the event. TNT put the event up in Times Square. So, here we have Angie in gigantictron size (Yes, we just made that word up.)

Isn't she cute? So very excited and so very mom-like.

Angie presenting with LL Cool J!

In case you were wondering where Sasha was...

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We believe this to be true.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Toasters, Twitter, and Subtext... Oh My!

We had an interesting conversation with our favorite detective and doctor tonight on twitter that we felt you ladies should not miss. So, we're posting it here for you to enjoy!

If you haven't looked up the definitions on UrbanDictionary.com for "Toaster", we suggest you do and check out definitions 5 and 1 (in that order).

If you're wondering about the toaster references...

For the record, Liv insists she's nothing like Detective Rizzoli. She says one of them is much more awesome than the other, but she declines to say who the superior one is.

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Some days are just salt in your coffee days.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Harmon's Tweeting, We're Watching!

Cute little blurb from Variety.com regarding Angie's conversion to twitter. For those of you who have not seen the light, see what our favorite brunette had to say about it:
"Hell no." ... Now, she's the definition of a convert.

"Twitter is the happiest place on earth," Harmon says. "Everyone is supportive of each other; it's not as ego-based as I thought it was. It's been a complete eye-opener."

Go check out the rest of the article and then go follow Angie! While you're at it, go follow Sasha, too.

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ficreadr... keeping the dream alive. We tip our hat to you. This manip is amazing!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jane Rizzoli, Mistress of the Witty

Keep Calm...

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We seem to recall Angie Harmon once saying that it was a little weird to pick up the dry cleaning and realize your face is on the bag. Though we can sort of understand, one must admit this is pretty cool. Did anyone manage to get one of these bags?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lorraine Bracco Chats a Little

E! Online spoke with Lorraine Bracco about the show. Go see what else E! knows at their site. As always, it's full of fun stuff to learn about our fav celebs. We hope we can hear more from Lorraine in the near future! Here's what she had to say this time around:

Zelda in Oregon: Any news on my favorite semi-Sapphic crimesolvers, Rizzoli & Isles?

Lorraine Bracco tells us, "We're going back into production at the end of March…I hope they follow the books because it's a lot of fun for me. Her husband cheats on her, and she starts to work at the police department, and makes her daughter crazy and I love that." Bracco says she gets along great with both Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as well as "the love of my life, Jordan Bridges—I am in love with my fake son! Maybe a little too much. His wife is OK with it, though."

Sasha Alert

Looks like NCIS is doing a clip show, and our favorite late special Agent, Caitlin Todd, is set to be in it. According to TVFanatic.com:

Blasts from the past will be dredged up on the February 8 episode of ... During their individual sessions, Gibbs and his subordinates back to some of their most emotionally taxing cases. Atop the list, obviously, will be Kate Todd's death.

You can find the rest of the blurb at their site.

Retro Interview: Angie Talks About the New Show

Here's a fun interview that took place just shortly before the release of the pilot where Angie talks about the show, how she learned to play Jane, and what she thinks about where the series might be headed (romantically speaking).

Harmon: And every now and then we'll come across a review like the person didn't like it and we're like, what, really, how could you not like it, because I think all of us like it so much and we have such a great time at work, we've just really been blessed, and we're all kind of like standing here going, wait a minute, how did this happen?

Go check out the rest of this article at MonstersAndCritics.com.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Five Minute Tease: At The Robber

In case you missed it (like Liv did), here is a run down of what our favorite ladies had to say while they were at The Robber last night.

Retro Review: Previewing the Pilot

SmallScreenScoop.com was able, back in the day, to preview the Pilot before it was aired. They had some very fun things to say about it, such as:

Having no previous knowledge of the series, for a while I thought the show might delve into these two as being a lesbian couple, or at least two women with attraction to each other. The show isn’t doing that, and I’m just as glad for two female leads to be helming up a crime procedural that is usually dominated by males. (No offense to the males, but women just do it better :P Kidding. But you must admit that we often have better shoes.)

So, go have some fun and check out what else they had to say. We promise it'll make you smile.

SAG Commercial with Angie

Angie says...

We say we love seeing her in the commercial!

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We should all remember to thank these four women every chance we get.

Harmon and the SAG's

For those of you who may have missed it, here is a link to TV Guide's youtube posting of Angie and Rosario Dawson presenting the nominations for the upcoming Screen Actors Guild awards.

Angie at Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

As many of you ladies know, Angie took a trip with the Horn and Hornettes to Puerto Rico to play in the sand at the W Hotel Resort. While there, WorldRedEye.com snapped a few photos of Angie and the girls playing around the pool. Go check out the pictures on their website!

For those of you following Twitter, Angie was apparently wearing the purple swimsuit that day. ;-)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Retro Review: TNT Airing a New Drama

Isn't it fun to look back at what was being put out there about our favorite documentary before it even aired? We've been enjoying it!

Cinemablend.com gave us a fun little intro just before the series premier.

[Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles are] both gorgeous, have great hair and despite the differences in their personalities, get along really well.

So, go take a look at the rest of it. Do you agree with their assessment now that the first season has come and gone?

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Retro Interview: Ang and Sash... All About Balance

Here's a little bit on how our favorite ladies balance their work and home life. We're very glad they can find balance.

Here's a little snippet:

“I think it’s a struggle with any working mom in any profession,” Alexander said. “I don’t’ think it’s different ..."

Find the rest of it here on Shine from yahoo.com.

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"Cold air is cold air, Jane." We thought everyone could appreciate the cuteness of this scene on a lazy Sunday morning.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

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Jane is always such a gentleman, isn't is she? Or... is that gentlewoman... Hmmm....

Friday, January 21, 2011

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Suddenly, Dusty Springfield's "The Look of Love" starts playing...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sasha = WIN (But, We Knew That Already)

Ladies, celebrations are in order! Sasha Alexander won for Best Actress in a Drama Series at the Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards.

Her portrayal in "I'm Your Boogie Man" landed her the award, and we feel it was well justified.

Additionally, she looks fabulous. Though a little belated (the awards were Jan. 18th), do make sure to send her congrats on twitter and here's hoping next season's Rizzoli & Isles will bring even more much deserved recognition.

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In all honesty, upon seeing this photo, we may have squeed a little.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hospital Visitation Rights for Gay, Lesbian Partners Take Effect

For those of you who live in the States, we feel you should read this article from abc.com that came out today. Here's an excerpt:

Patients at nearly every hospital in the country will now be allowed to decide who has visitation rights and who can make medical decisions on their behalf -- regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or family makeup -- under new federal regulations that took effect Tuesday.

One step at a time, ladies... one step at a time.

Retro Interview: Angie and Sasha Talk R&I

It's fun to see what they had to say when everything started. Here is a little article from zap2it with some thoughts from both actresses. We thought this was a fairly interesting comment from our favorite honey-blonde.

"He and I were laughing and laughing through all the hours on the set," Alexander reports, "and he said, 'My goodness, you remind me of Angie Harmon. Have you ever worked with her? She's really funny.' I had never met her before, but cut to a few months later and there I am, telling her, 'Guess who said I'd be working with you?' "

Go check out the rest at www.zap2it.com.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Retro Interview: Angie Talks R&I

In keeping with taking a look back at a few of the early interviews, we present a nice little interview from our favorite brunette, Angie Harmon. Here's a little bit from it.

You and Sasha Alexander have great chemistry. Did you know, right when you got together, that it was going to work out so well?

Angie: I think so. We had such a great time. When we were trying to find the woman to play Maura Isles, it was a no-brainer when Sasha came in. We just knew it was her, and she did such a fantastic job. She got the job, right then and there, in the room, and it was great. We actually played a little joke on her. She’s a great lady and we’ve had a really, really fantastic time.

Go see the rest at Collider.com. It's a great retro review of how everyone felt when the show first started.

Five Minute Tease: What Maura Wants to Do With Jane

For those of you that missed it, here are the tweets from last night. You'll note that our ladies were in prime form. Enjoy!