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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snarker Reviews 2x11

Snarker is at it once again, and we love her for it.

Like the gay poltergeists in your television, they’re baaaack. Det. Jane Rizzoli and Dr. Maura Isles have returned to solve Boston’s toughest crimes and bicker like an old married couple. The winter run brings us five more episodes and – with any luck – 10 episodes worth of eye sex, Totally Gratuitous, Totally Gay Touching and other assorted extremely lesbian behaviors from supposedly non-lesbian characters. So strap in and put on your subtext goggles. This is gonna be good.

Go check the rest here.

Rizzoli & Isles Podcast

Rizzles Girls are a creative lot, and these two ladies are no exception. Go check out the Rizzoli & Isles Podcast. Agree with them, disagree with them, or just enjoy their banter! But, please be warned, some of the material is adult themed and rated. (Don't get us wrong, we enjoy a good adult rated conversation. We just want you youngsters and parents to know. *snickers* We said "adult rated conversation".)

Recap 2x11 "Can I Get a Witness?"

FemPop.com has their recap review up.

Rizzoli & Isles
is back! And they are in the part of Boston where cameras wiggle and light flashes and people get killed in drive-by shootings with ENORMOUS Uzis.

Or maybe they’re in a police station, and by them I mean Rizzoli, a witness, and a what I can only hope is the third point in a Rizzisles triangle.

Check the rest here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sasha Alexander on KTLA, Mon. 28 Nov 2011

TV Tango Exclusive Interview with Sasha Alexander

www.tvtango.com interviews Sasha.

TV Tango: Are you ever surprised by the continued success of RIZZOLI & ISLES?

Sasha Alexander: Sure. I think that it's an interesting thing, television. The most important thing for us is to continue making good shows and having people come back and watch it and enjoy it and take what they can from it. We're on that treadmill; so when you put it out into the ether and how people interpret it and take it and what they make of it is all great and the numbers just come out of that. But it really does start with us doing the work and doing stuff that we feel we're proud of, and leading the show in a direction that we want to put out. I think we really felt that this season.

Read the rest here.

Sasha Alexander previews friendship woes and danger

EW.com talks to Sasha.
Rizzoli & Isles begins its final stretch of season 2 episodes tonight on TNT with more of the same — and that’s anything but a bad thing.

In its time on the cable network, the show has found a comfortable existence on Procedural Way, its two excellent female leads, Sasha Alexander and Angie Harmon, at the helm. And in these last five episodes of the season, Alexander, who navigated the waters over at NCIS for eight years before her Rizzoli gig, says the show’s seemingly simple formula has more than a few turns in store for viewers.

Read the rest here.

Recaps/Reviews - 2x11

Examiner.com Has their review up.

Rizzoli & Isles’ second season took a short hiatus on TNT for the last few months, but now that it is coming back, it is going all out with complex cases and big name guest stars. In its second season winter premiere, “Can I Get A Witness?”, two such stars join the ladies for a high profile, and high tension case: Roselyn Sanchez and Bill O’Reilly.

Read the rest here.

Butch in Progress has fun recap up.

They’re back! Finally! Rizzoli & Isles is back on our TV for the final five episodes of the second season and they’re as gay as ever. With a surprising twist, however: Maura is out-gaying Jane “Butch McFabulous” Rizzoli. Look for the evidence for how this is possible after the break:

Read the rest here.

The Voice of TV
has things thoughts up.

After a few months of hiatus, Rizzoli & Isles returned with Can we get a Witness. Sadly I have to say, for its return, I had hoped on a stronger episode, more memorable. And I even missed the humor that normally seems to be more pronounced. However, it was a solid episode. Not the best, but definitely not the worst.
Maybe this season they veered into the more serious direction. Which is fine. Every show, every season has a change so this may be Rizzoli & Isles.

Read the rest here.

Entertainment.com has a recap up.

The tough Boston police detective Jane Rizzoli and the smart and always impeccably dressed Dr. Maura Isles return with five new episodes of Rizzoli & Isles. Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander will heat up the viewers' small screens with a promising winter season joined by Lorraine Bracco (the lovely Mama Rizzoli), Lee Thompson Young (Det. Frost), Bruce McGill (Det. Korsak) and Jordan Bridges (Frankie Jr.) including some charming guest-stars like Jacqueline Bisset, Colin Egglesfield and Billy Burke, to name just a few.

Check the rest here.

TVFanatic has a review up.

Rizzoli and Isles this week returned to heat up our holiday season with murder, possible dirty cops... and Bill O'Reilly. Yup, you read that right. The political pundit made a guest appearance in "Can I Get a Witness?" playing himself - and he didn't do a bad job of it.

Check the rest here.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sasha Answers Questions!

Sasha is answer your questions from Facebook in a series of videos. Go check out her first one here!

Sasha Alexander says Jane and Maura will be 'tested'

Zap2it has a grew article about the upcoming episodes.

Alexander tells Zap2it that "it gets darker for Maura as the episodes go," and that by the time the finale airs in December, people may find themselves choosing sides between Maura and Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon).

"You're going to learn a lot of things about her by the time we finish, and when we get to the finale, it's really intense," Alexander says.

Check out the rest here.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

RizzlesCon 2012 - It's Real!

The Rizzles Girls Admins in conjunction with Joy Thomas are very proud to announce that RizzlesCon 2012 is officially happening. Tomorrow, the website will go live, and you'll be able to see the details on who has confirmed appearances, what we have planned, and a lot of other information that just makes us super excited for everyone!

Already there are a strong group of volunteers assisting with preparation, and we assure you things are moving splendidly. This community of fans is amazing, and we're honored and delighted to be a part of it. What's more, we're practically giddy with the idea of everyone who can being able to meet together so we can all take some time to appreciate the family that we've created here online.

The RGB Admins and Joy are dedicated to making this convention an extraordinary experience for everyone, and we promise to do our very best to make it an event you'll never forget.

Below is the Press Release for the Convention. Keep your eyes peeled, ladies and gents. We're in for a great ride in 2012!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Global fans organize the inaugural Rizzoli & Isles convention

RizzlesCon 2012 is the ultimate event for all Rizzoli & Isles fans. The first fan-focused convention for this hit TNT show offers attendees a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse themselves behind the scenes. Interactive panel discussions with R&I cast and crew, unique photo and autograph opportunities, a series of fan-focused workshops, specially invited table vendors and the RizzlesCon party; the event will give every true fan the chance to celebrate and share their passion for all things Rizzles. RizzlesCon 2012 is set to create memories for the attendees that will last a lifetime.

RizzlesCon 2012 | www.rizzlescon.net
Clarion Hotel, Anaheim, CA
Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22, 2012

Highlights of the event include an exclusive ‘LGBT and the Media’ panel discussion moderated by Trish Bendix, (Managing Editor of afterellen.com), which will have highly-recognizable panel members from all areas of entertainment industry. Already signed up are Grammy nominated singer/musician Sophie B. Hawkins and Director/Writer Gigi Gaston.

Already confirmed to attend the convention are Sasha Alexander (Dr. Maura Isles), Lorraine Bracco (Angela Rizzoli), series creator Janet Tamaro, character originator and novelist Tess Gerritsen and other senior members of the highly commended Rizzoli & Isles crew.

This event is a collaborative effort of fans based in the UK and the USA. It’s a not-for-profit event and tickets go on sale in early 2012. Tickets will be strictly limited to this brand new event and some levels include exclusive RizzlesCon 2012 merchandise – tickets go on sale in early 2012, they are predicted to sell out quickly.

RizzlesCon 2012 | info@rizzlescon.net

About Rizzoli & Isles

Based on characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen and developed for television by Janet Tamaro, Rizzoli & Isles stars Angie Harmon as Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, and Sasha Alexander as 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 has helped them bust some of Boston’s most notorious criminals.

RizzlesCon 2012 acknowledges and agrees that TBS owns and has exclusive title and all intellectual property rights in and to the TBS logos, trademarks, trade names and the designs (collectively, the "TBS Properties"). Rizzoli & Isles logo and photographs all belong to © and TM 2008. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. A Time Warner Company.

Sasha Says...

Is everyone ready for tomorrow!? First of the 5 new episodes of @RizzoliandIslesTNT starts tomorrow night! Get excited & tell your friends, let's get #RandI trending! I have a couple of fun things in store... I will be live tweeting during both the east & west coast airings of the show & there may be a video posted tomorrow as well with answers to some of the questions you guys posted last week! Also, maybe there will be a contest, if you are lucky, for some #RandI swag... It might be beneficial for you to watch the show tomorrow and stick by your Twitter! :)

(see the Facebook post here)

R&I Swag, she says? We're excited about that!

Sasha Talks Season Finale

xfinity.com interviewed Sasha Alexander about the series finale. It's good stuff.

On Nov. 28, Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander will be back in action when “Rizzoli & Isles” returns with five exciting new episodes to wrap up the second half of the second season –and, according to Alexander, we have a lot to look forward to.

There are some big stunts coming, Jane’s love life heats up with the return of her military man and the puzzles get more intricate as Jane Rizzoli [Harmon] and Maura Isles [Alexander] continue to put away the bad guys.

Check out the rest here.

R&I and C&L - Did You Catch That?


nola.com has a great article on R&I and how Cagney & Lacey has influenced.

It’s been a long time since Christine Cagney and Mary Beth Lacey cracked crime cases, but not so long ago that “Rizzoli & Isles” fans don’t recognize some of the “Cagney & Lacey” chemistry at work in the newer TNT drama.

A big-city setting (though it’s Boston instead of New York City).

A crime-solving duo of female pals from dissimilar backgrounds.

An ampersand in the title.

And, most notably, a lot of light humor mixed in with the procedural grist.

Check the rest here.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Who is TV's Most Dynamic Duo?

TVFanatic.com wants to know who we think the most dynamic of duos is. Is there really a question here? Go vote!

Angie Harmon, Twangels, and Sharing the Love

(picture thanks to @boccadeee)

@3doorsfan, @boccadeee, @yankeegirl6128, @newski82, @iheartrizzoli, , and few others went to see Angie Harmon, Mama Twangel herself, in New York when she helped light the snowflake for UNICEF. They all had a wonderful time, and Angie was incredibly gracious. You could feel the love she has for her fans, and it is truly reflected back to her!

@3doorsfan was kind enough to provide an account of what happened that night. Please do not repost without permission. A wonderful thing has been done where these ladies allowed us to share in their moment. Let's respect that they were selfless enough to do that. :-)


“Hey kids, I will be lighting the #Unicef snow flake in NYC Monday nite!! If ur in the neighborhood come see me! Make a sign if a #twangel & I’ll come say hi & give u a #twug!!”

That little tweet from Angie Harmon was enough to kick my butt into gear and make the call to go to New York City. I ran out to the store to pick up my neon green and orange poster boards and big blue stick-on letters. Once home, I created my sign while talking to @Kris2813 on the phone and sending her pictures to get her opinion … after all, this was serious business.

(picture thanks to @3doorsfan)

Monday morning I gathered all my things, including my copy of the Rizzoli & Isles TV Guide I hoped to be able to have autographed, and headed out to catch a train into NYC. Easy commute, easy check-in, easy finding the location for the UNICEF Snowflake Lighting Ceremony - it all seemed … too easy. I was the ONLY Twangel there at the time I arrived … at about 3:15 p.m. Yep, just me and the set-up crew – and the security detail that was pointing out exactly which square of sidewalk I was allowed to loiter around.

After a few hours of trying to figure out where I was going to be able to stand once the ceremony actually began, I met up with@boccadeee, @yankeegirl6128, @newski82, @iheartrizzoli, , and their brother.

(picture thanks to @boccadeee)

Everyone was so nice and we united to stand together so Angie could see us in one big bunch. Security, having seen that we were there for a while and had signs, let us go to the front – just to the right of the section reserved for media and photographers. Not only did we have a great view of everything going on, but we could be seen from the top of the stairs and inside the church, which is EXACTLY where Ms. Angie Harmon was standing! We caught a glimpse of her reflection in the mirrored doors of the church. Queue up the excitement and maybe just a little bit of squealing. And NOT just from us! Angie looked out, saw us and waved very excitedly. She touched her heart and blew kisses, honestly and truly touched that we had come out to show our support and to get to meet her.

She read our signs from the top of the stairs and I can truly say that I felt like when she read mine, we shared a moment. She pointed to me, smiled widely and I did the same in return. I’m sure the other Twangels in attendance feel the same happened when she read their signs!

At that point, the Broadway Kids Care Choir lined the steps of the church around the stage to sing a few Christmas carols (which, admittedly, it was a little strange hearing when it was about 63 degrees in the city), followed by opening remarks by the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Caryl Stern. She spoke about the mission of UNICEF and the meaning of the Snowflake, which is a reminder of the commitment to keep striving for the day no children die in the world from preventable diseases.

Angie motioned to us that she had to honor all of her commitments to the UNICEF ceremony first but was adamant in reassuring us that she would indeed be over to greet us and the excitement level just exploded from there. Once Ms. Stern was finished speaking, she introduced Angie. Upon her introduction we all cheered pretty heartily and what was even more amazing, when she took the microphone, she acknowledged that “TWANGELS ARE HERE!” and pointed to us. She spoke about being honored to be asked to come and light the snowflake and what New York City meant to her, as well as what UNICEF does for children around the world. It was clearly evident that this organization is one very near and dear to her heart.

Angie introduced The Jersey Boys, who came out and sang a few Christmas songs from their soon-to-be-released holiday album. Again, as she waited on the side near the stairwell by where we were, she was again motioning to us that she would be over as soon as she was finished. When The Jersey Boys were finished singing, she took the stage with a group and we all counted down to the flick of the switch which illuminated the snowflake.

At that point, she came down the stairs and made a beeline right for us. It. Was. Awesome. She greeted us very warmly and my specific experience is one I will never, ever forget. It felt like she was greeting me as she would greet an old friend.

“I know who you are, get in here,” Angie said as she excitedly waved me in toward her with a huge, warm smile.

“I’m Doorsy!” I told her, most excited.

She extended her arm, smiled brightly and said “Hi baby,” and with that, pulled me into a very warm, enthusiastic hug – the kind where you rock side-to-side. And yes, I squealed. I never squeal, just so you know. I also told her that I had to hug her for a ton of Twangels and she loved that. She also said how it’s so nice to be able to put a face with the names she sees on Twitter.

“I’m so happy y’all came to see me!” Angie told us and then proceeded to start signing various pictures and signs. She was gracious and sweet, not to mention very funny. We even joked about her very famous “REALLY?!?” I jokingly said “Really, Angie, Really?!” and she said it right back to me and even signed a picture for me and put REALLY?!? in parenthesis. (This picture was given to me by @boccadeee once she arrived on the scene!) She also told us that Jane doesn’t really say “really?!?” a lot, but she’s changed that.

(Picture thanks to @3doorsfan)

Angie was gushing over us and told me she loves that we tweet her and to keep tweeting her. At one point, she was signing some pictures @boccadeee had brought with her to give to other people who were unable to attend. Angie couldn’t believe after all that she didn’t have one for herself and she said “God, I have the best people! I love y’all!”


(Video thanks to @3doorsdown)

She was even gracious enough to take the time to make a quick video message to her Twangels!


(Video thanks to @3doorsfan)

Angie’s people were finally trying to hurry her along but she really didn’t want to leave. She kept telling them to hang on and wait. I jokingly suggested that we should all go out for a drink and she replied “Where are we going?” As she was being ushered away finally she motioned to tweet her where we would be going for a drink! At least all of us thought that’s what she was saying! So we proceeded to tweet her a spot and it was a few hours later when I got a tweet asking “where r y’all?!!” Even though we had disbanded, we would surely have gotten right back out there to have a drink with Angie, however after another hour, she tweeted “Too sleepy … NIGHTIME Love yall” Guess the poor woman was exhausted after her very busy day!

Angie was so very sweet to all of us and so appreciative that we were there to see her. She could not have been any more gracious, kind, nice, attentive … the list of adjectives is unending. Suffice it to say this folks: Angie Harmon is a very beautiful person, both inside and out and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to have met this very lovely woman.

(Picture thanks to @3doorsfan)

We'll Be Your Witness!

DuranceMagazine.com has pictures and a brief rundown of the upcoming episode, "Can I Get a Witness". Set to air on Monday, November 28th, we're sure it's going to be great. Who is ready?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Results of Poll

The results are in, and it looks like the entire world watches R&I! (Was there really any doubt?)

Mentions from the 'other' category include:
South Africa

So, word up people from across the globe! Are we all ready for Nov. 28th?

Angie and Unicef

Great articles up at examiner.com and hauteliving.com about the Unicef snowflake lighting ceramony that happened in New York on the 14th of this month.

A few of our girls were there, and they met with Angie. Do keep your eyes peeled for a post about their experience!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Final Episodes

Durance Magazine has posted the summaries of the final episodes for season 2. Due to spoilers, we're not reposting them here, but go check it out! Looks like a good amount of drama and fun for our leading ladies.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Meeting Tess in Turkey

If you live in the area, Tess will at the following location for a book signing soon:

Inkilap bookstore Metrocity Mall signing
Nov 18, 6 PM

Go if you can, and make sure to tell us about it when you get back home!

Have You Taken Your Quiz Yet?

Week One's questions are out for Tess Gerritsen's weekly contest. Head over and answer them, and you could win some nice swag.

Show Your Detective Skills & Win Big

Hyatt and TNT are teaming up to run an Armchair Detective Sweepstakes with some pretty nifty prizes. Run over and do your thing. If you win, we understand that Jane is looking for a reason to take some vacation time.. ;-)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Poll is up on the right side of the blog page. Go tell us.

We wonder where all of you girls are. Where do you come from? We want to know! We've placed a poll on the right side of the blog page. Have a look and vote. If it's other, come back here and tell us where you are in the world.

Let's show our international Rizzles pride!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Coaster for That Rizzolified Cup?

You can go here to download the template. Thank you Lucy, and we hope everyone enjoys!

Angie Harmon and UNICEF Snowflake Lighting

According to BroadwayWorld.com:

On Monday, November 14, actress Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles) will light the UNICEF Snowflake at a special ceremony in front of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City.

Read the rest of the article here, and, if you can go, we encourage you to do so!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sasha Says...

(check it here)

Win Something Cool! @TGRizzoliEvents

According to @TGRizzoliEvents, from now until Dec. 11th, there will be a run of small trivia contests with a chance to win some nifty prizes.

Contest begins on November 13, 2011 and closes December 11, 2011.

Each week, new trivia questions will be posted on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TessGerritsen, Twitter at @TGRizzoliEvents and on www.TessGerritsen.com.

Questions will be based on the novels “The Apprentice” and “The Sinner,” as well as general questions about the book series, the characters, and the Rizzoli & Isles Television show.

To enter, go to www.TessGerritsen.com and take the quiz to submit your answers. Each quiz will stay open until the next one is posted the following week.

Be sure to follow @TGRizzoliEvents and check on updates to @TessGerritsen’s Facebook page for more information and extra chances to play along and win prizes!
Check out the whole thing here, including how to play along. If you win, let us know! We'd love to see a pic of you and your nifty stuff. ;-)

Monday, November 7, 2011

New Promo Up at AUSXIP!

Our friends at AUSXIP have been busy again, and this time we have a new promo, which includes a tidbit from a well known fellow. Go check it out!

Your Very Own Rizzolified Cup

Lucy (@lucyanna) created this brilliant idea for a coffee sleeve, and she was kind enough to put instructions and a pattern so you can have one too. Check out her tumblr page on it. Follow the link "Rizzolified Coffee Sleeve", and download the file. Let us know if you love it as much as we do!

Friday, November 4, 2011

E! Exclusive Look at the New Episodes

Head over to E! Online to check out a sneak preview of what's coming up on Nov. 29th. What do you think, ladies? Are we excited yet?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tess's Media Empire

If you're not following Tess Gerritsen Media (@tgrizzolievents) on twitter, you should be. According to the feed:

Are you a Rizzoli or an Isles? Follow us by this Friday to be entered to win a Team Jane or Team Maura shirt! (check it here)

So, go follow them! We can't wait to see what else pops up as everything gets closer to November 28th.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Sharing our Rizzoli and Isles Halloween Picture. R&I's facebook page made it their official post on Oct 31st.

Now if only I could get on the show.

Katie and Jen

Thank you ladies! We think you look great.

Did anyone else dress up? If so, show us. Send your pictures to rizzlesgirls(@)gmail.com, and we'll post them in a few days.

Angie's Making Cards

According to the Digital Journal:

Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) today announced the availability of "Celebrity Cards for a Cause" at KODAK Picture Kiosks nationwide. KODAK and stationery designer to the stars, Bonnie Marcus, teamed up with Angie Harmon, Marcia Cross and Molly Sims to create a special line of KODAK Personal Greeting Cards for the holiday season, where part of the proceeds will benefit the children's charity of the celebrity's choice.

Read the rest here. Good for Angie and the other ladies involved! We're happy to spread the word for a good cause.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Promo Videos

Our friends over at AUSXIP have been at it again! They've been wonderful enough to upload the new promos for the upcoming shows in November. Maura mocks Jane, Jane teaches Maura to fight, and there's a guest star the we believe we've seen in another show where Angie was the star. Go check it out and see if you see what we see.

Korsak's Family (Spoilers)

According to an interview with The TV Addict, Matthew Fahey will be guest staring on R&I.

MATTHEW: Well, I auditioned and I thought I kind of blew it, but didn’t fortunately. I play Detective Vince Korsak’s (Bruce McGill) step-son. My character’s mom had recently got a divorce a few years before and then when my character gets into some trouble, Detective Korsak tries to help me.

Check out the rest of the interview (with fun tidbits of R&I goodness) here.