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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tess's Touring, Go Say Hello!

Ladies, our favorite author is starting her book tour soon, and we think it'd be great if all of us who can could swing by to see her when she comes to your town! After all, she did give us Jane and Maura. ;-)

As we all know, Silent Girl is set to come out July 5th, and Tess is starting her tour on the same day. Here are the details:

When: July 5th

Where: Owl & Turtle Bookshop
32 Washington Street,
Camden, Maine

Time: 6:30 PM

If you're around, you should go and celebrate with her!

She's going to be going all over the place, so a few of us might get the chance to meet her. Here's a few spots from her tour schedule.

July 6: Las Vegas, NV. Las Vegas Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 7:00 PM.J

July 9: Pasadena, CA. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd. 5 PM.

July 10: Scottsdale, AZ. Poisoned Pen Bookstore, 4014 N. Goldwater, Suite 101. 4 PM.

July 12: Columbus, OH. Thurber House Evenings with Authors. Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art & Design. 60 Cleveland Ave. 7pm. Contact www.thurberhouse.org for tickets and info.”

July 13: Dayton, OH. Books & Co at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street.

She's even going across the big pond to the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey. Go see her full tour schedule here.

If you happen to go, snap a pic and send it over (rizzlesgirls_at_gmail.com). Title it "Me and Tess". We'll post them here!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


To those who took on the challenge, we salute you! Click on the pic for a larger version.

Curtsy of CrimeShowGirl

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

They Just Keep Popping Up

says: bus sighting in Cambridge!

They're Everywhere...

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Janet's Talking!

Over on TNT's official site, Executive Producer Janet Tamaro has managed to get her own section.

Hot off the internet presses (or servers, or whatever), you can hop over and read questions that Janet will answer once a week from fans.

You may submit a question via the Rizzoli & Isles facebook page. Go check it out and read up on the details.

Thanks for paying attention to us, Janet!

Special thanks to @CrimeShowGirl for pointing this one out to us. Very slick, ma'am. ;-)


In case you're wondering, here's one of the pics you'll get to see when you get your copy of the Season 1 box set.

Oh... More Loveliness

Maura's Personal Life

TVFanatic.com has a quick little something from Sasha Alexander about the up coming season. Here's an interesting excerpt:

Citing "family drama" as a major theme for the season ahead, the star previewed the appearance of Jane's younger brother, played by Colin Egglesfield.

"He forms an interesting bond with Maura," Alexander teased, adding: "We also meet Maura's mom (Jacqueline Bisset), her adoptive mom. And we learn a lot about her upbringing... there's a lot of mother/daughter bonding. Her hitman father also comes back for some trouble."

There's a few more things there, so go check it out!

Official Episode Descriptions

Our friend Shane Saunders (@ShaneSSaunders) has posted some yummy goodness that we wanted to make certain you ladies saw!

From his blog:

“We Don’t Need Another Hero” – Monday, July 11, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
After taking a bullet in the Season Finale during a siege of the precinct, Jane Rizzoli is honored as a hero at a public event. The celebration is short-lived, however, when disaster strikes. The ensuing case reunites Jane with an old high-school flame, Sgt. Major Casey Jones (guest star Chris Vance), who may be just the person she needs to heal her emotional scars.

Directed by Michael Zinberg
Written by Janet Tamaro

“Living Proof”- Monday, July 18, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Jane and Maura’s relaxing day at an outdoor spa is anything but when they discover the murder of a pregnant woman serving as a surrogate mother. Soon the hunt is on to find the baby’s biological parents.

Directed by Bethany Rooney
Written by Dee Johnson

“Sailor Man”- Monday, July 25, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Shortly after sailors invade the streets of Boston for Fleet Week, a young girl is found dead. Frost’s father (guest star Ernie HudsonOz, Ghostbusters), a Navy Admiral, comes to town, causing tension with his son. And, Maura goes on a date with Angela’s mechanic (guest star Matthew Del NegroUnited States of Tara, Parenthood).

Directed by Michael Zinberg
Written by Joel Fields

“Don’t Hate the Player”- Monday, August 1, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Jane and Maura investigate after the coach of the Boston Pilgrims baseball team is found dead in the locker room. The death comes as a star player and the team owners battle for control of the team. Meanwhile, Jane’s brother Tommy (guest star Colin Egglesfield Something Borrowed, Melrose Place) returns home after being released from jail.

Directed by Holly Dale
Written by David Gould & Janet Tamaro

“Rebel Without a Pause”- Monday, August 8, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
A Revolutionary War re-enactment becomes the scene of a real killing when a soldier turns up dead. Maura’s extensive knowledge of American history becomes important as she and Jane try to solve the case. And Maura’s brilliant mother, Constance Isles (guest star Jacqueline Bissetnip/tuck, Joan of Arc), comes to Boston for an art exhibit.

Directed by Nelson McCormick
Written by Elizabeth Benjamin & Janet Tamaro

“Bloodlines” – Monday, August 15, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Jane and the team investigate what appears to be a modern-day witch hunt in Salem. Meanwhile, Frankie’s old girlfriend returns to town with a surprise, and Jane has no problem speaking her mind about the situation.

Directed by Michael Zinberg
Written by Elizabeth Benjamin & Dee Johnson

Go show Shane some love for his continued awesomeness!

2011 Tubey Awards!!

So if you would like to see more of our dynamic duo and quite possibly as this years Ho!Yay couple of the year, (yes we dream big) then go vote here!! We thank @TtownAmstaff for the generous information!! Visit the link here to make YOUR vote count :) http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/tubeys/nominees.php

Wait No More

Today is the day, ladies! The wait is over. You can now purchase the first season of Rizzoli & Isles. We're very excited about this. We understand the gag reel has some real gems in it.

No doubt some of you wonderfully talented people out there will soon be providing us with hours of Jane kissing... well, it's not what you think, but it's still pretty fun to watch. ;-)

So, go forth and enjoy!

Sweepstakes! Win a Trip to LA

Hudson Booksellers is teaming up with TNT to do a sweepstakes that will let a few people win some pretty cool stuff.

  1. 1 Grand Prize winner will receive a 4 day/3 night trip for two to LA for a Warner Bros. VIP Studio tour with interactive mystery dinner show, and 2 Armchair Detective kits (includes Rizzoli & Isles Season 1 DVD and book). The package includes airfare, deluxe hotel accommodations and rental car for 4 days.
  2. 100 First Prize winners: Each First Prize winner will receive a Tess Gerritsen autographed copy of the book, The Silent Girl: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel.
Go turn in your name. Who knows what might happen?!

New Game

The official Rizzoli & Isles website has a new game up. It's fun! Go give a try.

In Case You Missed It **Spoilers**

According to TVFanatic.com:

An old friend of Detective Rizzoli will be stopping by TNT this summer.

Former 24 star Annie Wersching has booked a gig on Rizzoli & Isles, where she'll come on board an episode as Nicole Mateo, a pal of Angie Harmon's character from her days in the Drug Control Unit unit.

Ang and Sash on Season 2

Over at Examiner.com there's a great article with Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander talking about season 2. There are some fun tidbits about what's to come. For example:

The three months since the events of the first season finale may not have been entirely good to Jane, but Maura seems to be thriving. She is multi-tasking more now, not throwing everything into her work but also taking time for herself and her love life, as well. And miraculously, that allows her to be a bit lighter, a bit looser, and a lot less neurotic!

Interesting... we're very excited to see where this all goes! Go check out the rest of the article and then come back and tell us what you think.

Monday, June 27, 2011

How Can We Not Love Her?



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Party Time - Mark Your Calendars!

Well, we have two weeks until our favorite documentary is back in the air, and we here at the RGB feel like we should do something special to get ready. So, on Sunday, July 10th, we'll be having a pre-party!

Of course, everyone's invited!

We'll have some trivia, there'll be some drinking, we may even have a challenge or two, and Jane and Maura are even set to come over and say hi!

Grab your party hats, get rid of those pants, and put on your party helmuts (yes, we said helmuts), ladies because it is party time!

Date: July 10, 2011
Time: 10PM Eastern/ 9PM Central
Place: Twitter (The Dirty Robber)

We hope to see everyone there. :-)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Interesting Spoiler -> Tess and R&I

From our friend Shane Saunders (@ShaneSSaunders):

TWITTER EXCLUSIVE: Tess Gerritsen's latest novel SILENT GIRL to appear in the 10th episode of RIZZOLI & ISLES.

(check that here)

Twitter Round Up

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Now we know. ;-)

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Looks like this is happening at Maura's new house.

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Do these shoes look familiar to anyone else? We were just wondering... ;-)

We'll Buy You A Drink, Detective

A return... *Spoilers*

Shane Saunders (@ShaneSSaunders) had a great spoiler on his site today.

[Hoyt] resurfaces in the tenth episode of the season titled “Remember Me.” When an investigation takes an unexpected turn, Hoyt turns up as a suspect, once again forcing Rizzoli to confront the crazy killer.
For the rest of the spoiler, and it's a good one, go check it out.

There is back up for this...

Oh, Look -> Presents! DVD Give Away

Looks like TNT is getting us ready for season 2 in style. The official twitter feed for R&I (@rizzoliandislesTNT) has announced they'll be giving these bad boys away on Monday. Details are on their way, but what a fun thing to happen just before the premier!

Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement, ladies. If you haven't gotten your subtext fix yet, here's a great chance to grab some! Who's ready?

TNT: They Know Subtext

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Video - Consultants


From R&I's Facebook page:

We couldn't shoot the scenes in Rizzoli and Isles without a little help from the experts. Go inside shooting a C-Section scene with Sasha and an actual nurse and watch as Detective Russ Grant walks the cast & crew through the crime scenes to ensure the shots are true to life. It takes a lot more coordination than you think! An all new season of Rizzoli and Isles returns July 11 10/9c on TNT!
This scene looks intense, doesn't it? We can't wait to watch it!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Photo Challenge! Are you in?

Season 2 is fast approaching us, and, with it, comes a need. No, not that need (but, yes, that need, too). The need we're referring to, of course, is the need to see our ladies' bright, shining faces as wallpapers and screensavers to get us ready for the Main Event on July 11th.

We thought, perhaps, you ladies might pull out your creative sticks and come up with such a thing. In fact, we challenge you!

We challenge you to come up with a wallpaper that will show our ladies at their finest along with what you would like to see happen in Season 2.

Ground Rules:

- No Nudity (sorry, folks, let's keep this out of the X rated section)
- It must have both Jane and Maura (or Angie and Sasha) somewhere
- There must but at least one thing in the picture that demonstrates what you would like to see happen in season two. It doesn't have to be a photo manipulation of the ladies doing whatever it is, but there should be a representation of that idea somewhere.
- This must be a new photo manipulation/wallpaper/screensaver. If you've posted elsewhere before, please don't submit it here.
- You must post the photo somewhere all can see it without having to signup for an account.
- A link to the posted photo must be in the reply to this blog entry.
- All blog entries should be entered by Tuesday, June 28th.

Have fun, be creative, and let's see what we can come up with!

New Banner

We're liking the new banner for the Rizzoli & Isles homepage on TNT's site. What do you ladies think?

More Pretties

@Adm_Hawthorne is sharing again; something to go with the Sasha wallpaper from yesterday.

Twitter Round Up

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wallpaper Time

@SimplyFlawless4 made this fun wallpaper, and she was kind enough to let us share it with you for your viewing and using enjoyment.

@Adm_Hawthorne made this one, and wanted to share, too.


Raise Your Hand If...

You're following Angie and Sasha on Twitter. If you're not, what's up with that?! We find them to be gracious and very funny. Go follow them!

Angie Harmon -> @Angie_Harmon
Sasha Alexander -> @SashaAlexander1

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mud Baths!

TNT's posted a new behind the scenes of the "mud bath" scene. Go check it out!

Are You Following?

Ladies, raise your hand if you're following Jane and Maura on Facebook and/or Twitter. *waits* Hey, we see hands not raised! If you're not, why aren't you?

Go. Follow! We'll be here when you get back. ;-)

Jane -> @JaneRizzoli / Jane's FB Page
Maura -> @MauraIsles / Maura's FB Page

Some Fun Stuff

Go to RizzoliAndIsles.TV to see a larger, crisp, HD version of the Behind-the-Scenes Catwalk promo along with the actual Promo. Then, you can sign up for a text message alert to remind of the premier, not that you ladies need it!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

TNT Promo Video from Theaters

The sound quality, as the posters says, leaves much to be desired. However, go watch a movie and see it for yourself because hearing Angie Harmon's voice in surround sound or seeing Sasha Alexander's ... um... walk in the catwalk promo up on the big screen cannot ever be a bad thing. Are we right, ladies?

Friday, June 17, 2011

We Don't Need Another Hero

Ladies, you'll be excited to know that we may actually need another hero, and that hero is - naturally - Jane Rizzoli.

We can't say much, but we can tell you this:

Don't give up hope.

We've been let in on the first episode (possibly the second, we'll let you know), and all we can say is wow. There's a lot going down, but we see some serious story arcs coming at us. The oneliners are still kicking, and our favorite girls have still got it.

By it, of course, we mean subtext.

From the first scene to the very last scene, we see the strong relationship between Jane and Maura has gotten even strong, and we're not complaining in the least about it. We're also in for a treat as we see some interesting character growth with Frankie. Our favorite younger brother is growing up.

When July 11th gets here, we will not be disappointed. But, of course, we never thought we would be!

TNT: They Know Subtext

Spoilers! Episode 9

An inside source tells us:

Episode 9 is titled "Gone Daddy Gone." Maura's dad might be connected with a case, and doesn't want to risk personal interest in the case.
We find this to be very exciting and interesting. It's always fun to see information to indicate more storylines telling us about Maura. We can't wait to see this! (Well, we can hardly wait to see all of it, but you know what we mean. ;-) )

Twitter Round Up

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There are a few video games we've played that sort of look like this. Word of advice. If you should run into zombies, run for the shotgun. Trust us on this one.

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In the video games, this is the room where the crazy doctor performs his experiments. If you decide to confront him, make certain you've destroyed all the zombies... twice.

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We believe Nicki calls this 'living the dream'. Live the dream people. Live. It. ;-)

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When the zombies jump at you from around the corner, remember to shoot first and then scream. Screaming first only gives them time to chew on you before you can remember to hit the fire button. Remember this information; it may come in handy one day. One never knows.

Put on a long t-shirt with a shirt clip on it and some workout bands around your heads, and you girls would be rocking it!