Saturday, June 30, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Vincent - 48 years old on June 30.

Happy Birthday to Kate Erbe - 41 years old on July 5.
(corrected: Erbe is 41, born in 1966. Thanks Larabella)

Best Wishes to both.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Q&A with "The Narrows"scribe

From The Brooklyn Eagle
By Brad Lockwood, 6.14.07

The Borough of Writers:
Interview :Tim McLoughlin

excerpted ~
BE: This is a good time to be you — your first novel, “Heart of the Old Country,” has just been made into a film.

TM: Yes, filming just wrapped last week. It was shot mostly out in Bay Ridge, and some indoor scenes were filmed in Astoria, Queens. But it was shot on location in Brooklyn.

BE: Did you stipulate that?
No, it was agreed upon. I think everyone wanted it that way. It’s an independent film that’s coming out by Serenade Films and Mister Nice Productions. I think it’s Serenade’s fourth movie, they’ve done “Game 6” and “Twelve and Holding” and “Great New Wonderful” — all pretty much on the same model. It’s kind of guerrilla filmmaking and we’ve got some good people attached to it. Vincent D’onofrio and Kevin Zegers and Sophia Bush and Eddie Cahill are terrific actors. They really threw themselves into it, so I’m really happy with the way it comes off.

It’s very much an out-of-body experience to suddenly see people walking around, saying words you’ve written, and acting out scenes you wrote. I’m sure it happens to anyone who has had their work adapted, but it’s certainly never happened to me before.

BE: And they changed the name of the book for the film, from “Heart of the Old Country” to “The Narrows,” even though that debut novel was well received and got you selected as one of the “Great New Writers.”

TM: Yes, I was fortunate enough to be selected by the Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” series and the book did well, especially for a book coming from an independent publisher out of Brooklyn. But, yes, the decision was made somewhere down the line to change the title of the film to “The Narrows” – which is a good title, it just isn’t mine. More.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Emmy Ad for Vincent and Kate

Mock Emmy ad created by Jefferaldo! Beautifully done, thank you.

"There is always a lack of promotion for Vincent come emmy time. NBC and Wolf only bother making individual promo posters for Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni nowadays. I was bored and I decided to create my own Vincent promo :D and I thought I could share it with everyone.

Good thing is, it can be printed on 11”x14” at 125DPI just like the actual ads if anyone can be bothered doing it."

Click photo to resize to 1375x1750.

For Kathryn Erbe - -


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

L&O Signs Vet, Intent Stars...., 6.12.07
By Matt Webb Mitovich

Jesse L. Martin has renegotiated his contract to return to Law & Order for a minimum of 13 episodes, says the New York Post . Similarly, says that Criminal Intent 's Vincent D'Onofrio and Chris Noth (and Ms. Erbe, I have to imagine) have agreed to the previously reported salary freezes, keeping their haul at $350K for each of the 11 episodes they shoot. More.


Saturday, June 09, 2007

'CI' stars returning without raises

Hollywood Reporter, 6.9.07
By Nellie Andreeva

Good intentions have prevailed in the salary dispute between the stars and producers on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

Sources said Vincent D'Onofrio, Chris Noth and Kathryn Erbe all agreed Friday to return to the series next season without a raise. Wolf Films and NBC Universal TV Studio had set a Friday 5 p.m. deadline for them to accept the offer. More

Thanks to PeachyBC & Wisteria5, BobbyG, Judy, Amy, Animaltalker, Diane, Amanda, DaveS! What a marvelous bunch you are! Thanks to all who sent the link in.


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Zealous Bunch? Would that be us?

From the Detroit Times
by Jim McFarlin, 6.6.07

"In the land of Must-Not-See-TV, NBC, which last week fired entertainment chief Kevin Reilly for humiliating fourth-place ratings (and months after giving him a new three-year contract), relented to pressure from its top-dog producer Dick Wolf and will bring back all three versions of Law & Order next fall, including the flagship original for a historic 18th season. However, not all three will be on the network: L&O: Criminal Intent is being shifted to NBC Universal-owned USA Networks for its first-run episodes (also historic), with reruns eventually landing on NBC.

I've never received more reader response here than when I hailed Criminal Intent's Vincent D'Onofrio as one of prime-time's most fascinating actors. Wonder how this move will play with that zealous bunch?" More.

Note: This is the previous mention he refers to --
Vincent D'Onofrio: How this guy isn't nominated for an Emmy every year astonishes me. He may be the hardest-working man in show business: Producers had to bring back Chris Noth as Det. Mike Logan to split episodes with D'Onofrio, since so much of Law & Order: Criminal Intent has revolved around him. But his Det. Bobby Goren may be the most complex and fascinating character on network TV.

Thanks Judy!!