Sunday, April 30, 2006

May the Force be with you.......

October 2005 ~ Halloween with son, Elias

Photo used with permission. Please do not republish.
~ Thank you to Elizabeth and Vincent for sharing their photos with us.


Saturday, April 29, 2006


April 29, 2006
By Andrew Ryan

Consider Law & Order: Criminal Intent a study in primetime perseverance. The Law & Order spin-off has been in resurgence mode of late and some viewers are beginning to regard it as the best entry in the franchise.

Nearing the end of its fifth season, Criminal Intent has seen a boost in both creative content and ratings and the latter haven't come easy these past two years courtesy of direct competition from ABC's Desperate Housewives. But Criminal Intent holds its own and just keeps plugging away.

Full article.

:: Thanks Lynda and Mel


Friday, April 28, 2006

A Wellesian Do-Over

April 27, 2006
By Pam Grady

Dissatisfied with his performance as Orson Welles in Ed Wood, Vincent D'Onofrio takes another crack at it in his directing debut, Five Minutes, Mr. Welles.

Excerpts -

....."I was never really happy with my performance in Ed Wood, so I always wanted to try it again."

That he has with Five Minutes, Mr. Welles, a half-hour film that screens Wednesday, May 3rd, at the San Francisco International Film Festival as part of the "Domestic Dramas" shorts program. It is the actor's impressive directing debut, with Will Conroy's screenplay based on D'Onofrio's original idea.

...Any research into Welles turns up stories of plans that went awry, films that didn't get made at all, or those - such as The Magnificent Ambersons and Mr. Arkadin - that were taken from his control and mangled. It is a side of the movie industry that still exists. "There's always times when you feel that people have turned their backs on you in this business," D'Onofrio notes. "People make promises; people are fickle, and sometimes they just blatantly turn their backs on you.”

“I've been lucky not to have to burn any bridges, but I've been around long enough to see that actual stuff like that happens,” he continues. “I handle things different. I'm much lower level than Orson Welles. I keep things very close to home, very personal. I usually don't end up somewhere where I don't want to be."

Full article.


Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Horsing around........

with nephew Hawk

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Sunday, April 23, 2006

D'Onofrio, the other person.......

....on a new night? :o}

Excerpted from the

by Tom Jicha
Posted April 23 2006

Q. I am so happy to see Chris Noth back on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Will he be taking over this role? I hope so because I am really getting annoyed with the other person. His grinning into the guilty person's face is getting to me. -- I.L., e-mail

A. Noth is terrific but so is Vincent D'Onofrio, the other person. Neither actor wants to do the series full-time, so they split the episodes. With NBC taking over football on Sundays in the fall, you'll have to get used to L&O: C.I. on a new night.


Saturday, April 22, 2006

Lou Taylor Pucci guest stars on LOCI

20-year-old actor Lou Taylor Pucci (Thumbsucker) plays young gambler Joey Frost in next week's episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent - "Cruise To Nowhere", filmed on location in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

"Cruise to Nowhere" airs Sunday, April 30 at 9pm on NBC


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Mickey Mousing

~ Visiting Disney over the holiday. April 17, 2006 ~

:: Thanks Marty


Tuesday, April 11, 2006

What ails NBC's 'L&O: Criminal Intent'

From Media Life Magazine

By Jae-Ha Kim
Apr 11, 2006

Just a couple of years ago, back before NBC took its tumble, before ABC invaded Sunday night with "Desperate Housewives," Sunday at 9 belonged to "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and its quirky lead detective, Robert Goren.

But that was then. In the time since, "Criminal Intent" has slid, and it now places a distant third in its timeslot. But while it would be easy to blame "Housewives," which quickly shoved its way to No. 1, the fault lies much more with happenstance and with the character of Detective Goren, played by Vincent D'Onofrio. The babes of Wisteria Lane had nothing to do with it.

Full article.

:: Thanks Judy


Thursday, April 06, 2006



Excerpted From
April 5, 2006

CAST OF "LAW & ORDER": The longest running crime series on TV, "Law & Order" is entering its 16th season and has spawned an entire chain including "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Filmed entirely in New York City, each series follows a crime from the initial investigation to the intricate workings of the criminal court system. Series creator Dick Wolf joins cast members Chris Noth ("Law & Order," "Law & Order: CI"), Christopher Meloni ("Law & Order: SVU") and S. Epatha Merkeson ("Law & Order") to discuss the wildly popular franchise that has become a pop culture phenomenon. Premieres Sunday, May 7, 9:00pm ET

:: Thanks BobbyG


Sunday, April 02, 2006

Audition Workshop Photos & DVD

:: A DVD of the audition workshop in NYC with Elizabeth and Vincent D'Onofrio will be available soon. Elizabeth is now accepting pre-orders on her website at