Friday, October 27, 2006

Moreno - good casting?

by Al Norton
october 29, 2006

Let's All Get Up And Dance To A Song That Was A Hit Before Your Mother Was Born

Rita Moreno is joining the cast of Law And Order: Criminal Intent in the pivotal role of the mother of Detective Robert Goren. Moreno, one of the few performers to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony, will appear in at least three episodes.

Fans of Criminal Intent have heard mentions of Detective Goren's Mother for years, and they could not have cast this role any better; Moreno is still a big time presence and will not have to worry about being eaten alive by D'Onofrio's intense acting style. The question is how they will work her into the episodes without her being involved in the actual crimes they are investigating; 99.9% of a usual episode's screen time is focused on the case at hand, so either she is going to be a suspect and/or victim, or they will be breaking form, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

Thanks to farmergirl25


Monday, October 23, 2006

Goren's mother

From The Hollywood Reporter
October 23, 2006

Rita Moreno has signed on for a recurring role on NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

Moreno will portray the mother of Vincent D'Onofrio's character, Detective Robert Goren, in at least three episodes of the series, from Dick Wolf's Wolf Films and NBC Universal Television Studio.

Full article.

Thanks Judy!!

Rita Moreno


Friday, October 20, 2006

"Disorderly Conduct"

From Chicago Reader
By Lee Sandlin
October 20, 2006

excerpted ~

EVERYBODY AGREES THAT THE LAW & Order shows have become unwatchable lately -- that the whole franchise has finally, as the kids say, jumped the shark. But this dread TV epitaph doesn't really catch the way the three series (Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent) have gone bad. These days, I don't think they could muster enough creative energy among them to jump a crack in a sidewalk. They're more like zombies in a George Romero movie: bizarre and listless parodies of their former selves, shambling off aimlessly into the dark.

.....But worst of all is the Chris Noth problem. D'Onofrio now alternates episodes with Noth, who's been brought back from oblivion as Detective Logan, late of the original L & O. It apparently doesn't matter that this cuts the last rational supports out from under D'Onofrio's Method-actor shtick. The implicit premise of CI was that Goren's weird antics were tolerated because he was a Sherlock Holmesian genius. But now Logan, that lifer, solves exactly the same unsolvable cases with nothing more than his working-stiff charm. So why on earth would anyone put up with Goren?

submitted by Keiko


Monday, October 16, 2006

Goren's Brother?

~ a suggestion sent in by Trixie_Duchess

Won't it be fun if you put "WHO WILL BE GOREN'S BROTHER?" thread this week, and everyone will be discussing it before the show airs his mother's first appearance!


Saturday, October 07, 2006

Kathryn Erbe tapes "Jeopardy"

AP Photo
Alex Trebek with Kathryn Erbe prior to filming "Celebrity Jeopardy" Radio City Music Hall ~ Thursday - Oct 6, 2006

The two-week competition features stars competing for at least $1 million to be donated to their special causes. Celebrity Jeopardy! tapes at the historic Radio City Music Hall on Oct. 5, 7 and 8 and is slated for broadcast nationwide Wednesday, Nov. 8, to Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006.

When it's on in your area.