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Monday, October 31, 2011

Season 1 DVD Giveaway!

Our friends at Sasha Source (sasha-alexander.org) are giving away Season One of R&I to some lucky person. Head over there and put your name in for the drawing. If you win, let us know!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Getting In the Halloween Spirit

We think you girls can do better! Show us. Send in pics of you dressed up as our favorite detective and medical examiner to rizzlesgirls(@)gmail.com.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Today in the Land of Twitter

Our favorite Detective Rizzoli hit 10,000 followers. We asked her for a few words regarding this milestone, and here's what she had to say:

(check it here)

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Costumes

Rizzle Girl, HannahSky posted this today:

(Check it here)

Tell us, are any of you going as your favorite RandI character?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

People's Choice Awards

It's time for us to stand up and be heard. The People's Choice Awards are taking nominations, so get out there and vote for our girls, ladies! Go here to nominate.

Under "Favorite Cable TV Drama", write in Rizzoli & Isles.
Under "Favorite Crime Drama", write in Rizzoli & Isles.
Under "Favorite TV Drama Actress," you'll have to write in one of our ladies. Hard choice, we know.

We can vote as often as we want. The actual voting on who gets the awards will be on Nov. 8th, so we have time.

Vote! Let's get our ladies (and the men, too) recognized for being the awesome group that they are.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Stars Go All-In For Kids At Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament

According to Look to the Stars:

Celebrities expected to attend the tournament include Hank Azaria [Free Agents, Happy Feet 2], James L. Brooks [producer, writer, director], Bailey Chase [Damages, Saving Grace], Ken Davitian [Borat], Tony Denison [The Closer], Willie Garson [White Collar, Sex & the City], Kate Linder, Mimi Rogers, J.K. Simmons [The Closer, Spider-Man] and many others. Angie Harmon is a co-chair of the event, and the tournament committee also includes Annie Duke.

Find the rest here.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Spirit Day - Show Your Support

We could say it better than The Facebook Event did:

On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the LGBT youth who have committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes and schools.

PURPLE represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality.

To change your profile picture today to reflect your support, go here.


Information on how this day started: The Eastern Echo
GLADD article on today
GLADD links to apps to change your profile pic to purple on most networking sites

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Healthy Child Event - Dessert Time

One of our girls, Carla (aka msanimanga), posted her experience at the Healthy Child event. She was gracious and kind enough to share it, and she has given us permission to repost it here. If you've any doubt how wonderfully kind Sasha Alexander is, this should put those doubts to rest.

Meeting Sasha Alexander.

I promised you all that I would make this post, and I’m sorry that it is so delayed, I just wanted to wait until the post would be a coherent retelling and not a jumbled mess of “fioewfjioewfewfwoifiw” and madness. Ahem.

So. Perhaps a month before the event, Sasha tweeted about the Healthy Child dinner, and I thought that maybe I could go. Until I realized that it would be some $500 to get a seat at her table. So I was sure that I’d just miss another opportunity. Until one of my beautiful twitter followers saw my tweets and said that she was already planning on making a donation, and that she would put her donation toward a dessert ticket. In the weeks leading up to the event, I told myself that I would not meet Sasha, because I was going to the dessert. I was still excited that I would even get to go to such a nice event, but I was adamant with myself not to expect to meet Sasha. I did not want to get my hopes hope. Anyway, the actual night of the event…

I was an absolute mess trying to get dressed, first of all. I had to get home and get a decent dress on and find shoes and my mother helped make me up and that was insane. Then I got to the hotel and I was early and nervous and didn’t know what to do. They opened the doors finally and I was standing still next to a table for a good while, with people treating me sort of like a piece of furniture (I essentially was a piece of furniture, I was just standing there and not moving an inch so people worked around me and took pictures of people like I was a tree they were standing behind). I was scared, I won’t lie, haha. But then one of the girls there called me over, because she recognized me. I joined a circle of Rizzoli and Isles girls and we chatted a bit, and I started glancing around. I looked over my shoulder at one point and out of nowhere, I see Sasha standing there, not 5 feet from me!

Okay. I freaked out internally. I’m dead serious, I was fairly composed by all outer appearances, but my heart probably jumped out of my chest. I just did not expect to see her there, and then she was right there and I turned around to the circle again and engaged in the conversation but I’m sure my eyes were as huge as planets and I couldn’t stop glancing toward Sasha. Then the girls decided that we would go over to Sasha’s little group and start talking to her. Just like that! They had spent time with her at the dinner, so they knew her a bit, and I was just very nervous, and we stood there and talked to her a bit. I introduced myself and shook her hand and probably mumbled incoherently because I was still quite nervous. Now, let me tell you that everything I thought of Sasha was cemented then and there. She is so kind and hilarious and she was talking to us like we were just some buddies and I was just so glad that she was so nice! I mean, I had a feeling that she was this down-to-earth, but I kid you not, she is one of the sweetest people ever! She introduced us to her neighbors, and they were very sweet to us, too. We talked to them, and with Sasha and Edoardo, and we all joked around with each other like nothing. I could not believe that I was there at that moment, it seemed a bit surreal. Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve never experienced something like that, and Sasha is just so gracious and receptive to her fans, it left me in a daze. Then, Sasha had to go away for a bit, and we all stood around chatting with one another. The girls that I met there were lovely, and I got to meet a few of my twitter/tumblr followers. They were so much fun, and this next part makes me very glad that they were there.

So, we were standing around and then we spotted Sasha. At the terrace garden where the event was held, there was a room off to the side with a little dance floor and music. There were hardly any people in there, and I guess we all decided that we should dance. Sasha, Edoardo, Nicki, Sasha and Edoardo’s lovely neighbors, and the girls all went into this room, and Sasha just started dancing with everyone right there on the dance floor. A few of us (including Nicki) just stood off to the side, because we’re not exactly dancing people, haha. I never dance, mind you, and I just stood there awkwardly for a bit, but then I processed everything in my mind and I kind of just asked myself: “When will you ever get another opportunity to dance with Sasha Alexander, Edoardo Ponti, their neighbors, and these lovely fans?” I mean, really, I decided right then that I didn’t care if I looked stupid, and I got in there and I was dancing with everyone, and Sasha was absolutely amazing, and she was doing these hilarious dances, and Edoardo was being hilarious, too, and everybody was just having such a great time. We convinced Nicki to dance for a bit (she’s a good dancer too, we joked about it though, haha), and we danced until about 11 when the event was going to end. Sasha and Edoardo and everyone had to go, and she went around hugging everyone and saying goodbye to us and thanking us for coming out. She told us that she really appreciated us being there, and I just loved her a thousand times more at this point. When she came around to me, she went to hug me, and I asked if I could have a picture. She (of course) said that I could, and she was super sweet, and she half hugged me for the picture. One of the amazing girls took the picture for me because I didn’t have a camera, and I was so glad because a phone camera picture would have come out rather wonky. I then told Sasha that I was only there because one of my amazing followers made a donation on my behalf, and she had the most sincere look on her face, I can’t even explain it. The way that she listened to each of us when we spoke to her, the look on her face, I felt as though she really cared that we were there, and she wasn’t just there because she had to be. Which, of course, I know that she was there because of her big heart and her support for the Healthy Child charity, and for that alone Sasha is already such an amazing person. Anyhow, she gave me another hug and she said goodbye, and then she went and said goodbye to the other girls, and she thanked us all for coming out. Nicki also came by and said goodbye, and she was also extremely sweet (not to mention hilarious, I swear the whole crowd was so gracious and kind and extremely funny). After everybody said their goodbyes, we danced a bit more, and I had to go home. When my family came around to pick me up, I got in the car and freaked out just a bit. I still really cannot believe that it even happened. I’m so extremely grateful and lucky that I was able to even experience that. It was one of the best days of my whole life, and a night I will never forget.
Thank you, Carla, for sharing. You're a very giving person to selflessly share such a wonderful experience, and we're very happy and excited for you that you were able to go! Everyone may find the original posting here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Tess Visits the Valley

According to Vindy.com

Tess Gerritsen, author of the popular Rizzoli & Isles book series that has been adapted for television, spoke to Mahoning Valley residents Thursday during the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County’s eighth annual Literary Society Author Event.

Check out the rest of the article here, and watch a news broadcast here.

If you were one of the lucky ones to see Tess last night, drop us a line!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Day in the Life of Janet

The Hollywood Reporter has a great little piece on what it's like to be the R&I frontrunner and executive producer a la "A Day In The Life Of..." (for you Xena fans out there).

Around 1 p.m., we enter Stage 4 and are greeted by the show's stars, Angie Harmon (tomboy cop Jane Rizzoli) and Sasha Alexander (medical examiner Maura Isles). They are filming episodes 214 and 215 for the series' winter-season block, set to air this fall. "Hi baby!" coos Tamaro, embracing Alexander, wearing a slim red dress and between-the-scenes flats. The two discuss a stunt that will have Alexander diving to the ground. "Hmmm. I wonder if you should really be wearing a dress for this," says Tamaro, pensively. "I'm worried about your safety."

Check out the rest here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sasha at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles

Head over to Celebrity Gossip to check out a few pap shots of Sasha hanging out with Christian Hendricks and Monet Mazur. Looks like our Lady of the Lab was having a good time last night! :-)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Jorge Made His Annual Delivery

We happened to be there to see it.

What do you girls think? Do you think Jane will share her chocolates from Jorge this year? We're pretty sure that's coffee in that basket, too.

We do wonder what the inside of the 'Coming Out' card says. Anyone want to take a guess?

National Coming Out Day

October 11th is National Coming Out Day

For those looking for a text book definition, wikipedia has a great one:

[It] is an internationally observed civil awareness day for coming out and discussion about people that are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), etc. It is observed by members of the LGBT communities and their supporters (often referred to as "allies")

Why October 11th? It marks the anniversary of the first LGBT March on Washington, which happened on this day in 1987.

It seems like such a simple thing to write down. Today is a day to prompt people to talk about everything that many of us who frequent this blog deal with and see everyday of our lives. It's a time to step forward and speak your mind, and it's a time to be supportive of those who are still trying to find their voice. Though we shouldn't just wait for today to speak up and be heard, sometimes you need a springboard.

We here at RGB stand firm in our support of the LGBT community, and we want you to know that we will never waver in our support.


On social networking sites today, there will be a campaign. Write your thoughts and tag your post #CountMeOut. Show your voice, your love, and your support. We're all in this together.

Good reads for today:

Jacksonville.com Article - It's About More Than a Day
TheLantern.com - Everyone Should Get Involved
The Daily Sundial - What It Means to Come Out
Examiner.com - Spreading the Message of Equality

Friday, October 7, 2011

Lead Ladies of TV

Great little article on TheCowl.com

If you have ever held a conversation with me, you probably know that my favorite show on television is TNT's Rizzoli and Isles. It's the best show you've never heard of. The series is based off novels by Tess Gerritsen, which feature homicide detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) as she makes her way through chilling cases with medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) by her side.

Check out the rest here.

Healthy Child

(Check the pic here)

If you attended the Healthy Child event, let us know! We'd love to post about your experience.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

UK Reviews

Over at sosogay.org, they have a brief rundown of why the UK should watch Rizzoli & Isles. We agree with them! Go check it out.

Monday, October 3, 2011

What Are They Drinking?


It's a behind-the-scenes look at what they're really drinking at the robber. Check it out here and make sure to follow @RizzoliIslesTNT for regular updates on our favorite documentary. ;-)

Tess in Youngstown

If you're close to or in Youngstown, OH next week, stop by and say hello to Tess! She'll be doing a book signing at the Main Library there.

Details can be found here.

If you do see her, please drop us a line and tell us!