Monday, March 31, 2008


Next CI Goren/Eames Episode titled "Purgatory" shoots April 8-17 in NYC.

Warning: This link takes you to spoilers for this episode.
Please do not click if you do not want to know details.

Thanks to a friend for the breakdown and to Sam for providing details.

4.8.07 -- An additonal casting call notice today (4/7)for "Purgatory"

Stripper Role: Females, any ethnicity, 18-28 for background role. Talent should be attractive, sexy, physically fit, and able to move well. Must be comfortable wearing pasties and very minimal clothing. Talent with stripping or exotic dancing experience is a plus. Please submit only if you are available for the shoot date. Please DO NOT submit if you are male.

Thank you to PeachyBC,


Greta Scacchi: 'My doomed love affair helped me to resurrect my acting career'

From, 3.31.08

The star of films such as White Mischief is to transfer to the West End in Terence Rattigan's searing drama The Deep Blue Sea after a hit UK tour.

The 48-year-old actress revealed that the part of Hester Collyer, an Establishment wife who throws it all away for a doomed love, mirrored her own life, and had proved cathartic.

Scacchi broke up with American actor Vincent D'Onofrio not long after they had her first child in 1992. The split left her so distraught she was unable to work for four years - just when her Hollywood career was taking off.

She was forced to resurrect those emotions in rehearsals with director Edward Hall for what proved to be a triumphant run in the regions. Full article

Thanks Linda! Also sent in by Saiyan_Prince


Friday, March 28, 2008

New CI episode "Purgatory"

A new episode of LO:CI has been posted for casting - Goren/Eames episode titled "Purgatory". Details added when available.

Thanks Sam!

Update 3.31.08: This episode shoots April 8-17


Vincent at the Nashville Film Festival 2008

NaFF'08 takes place April 17-24, 2008

Vincent will be a panelist on the "Artist Turned Filmmaker" panel on Monday, April 21st at 2:15pm. The panel is 90 minutes.

A discussion with actors who have gone behind the camera and what particular challenges they face. Other panelists include actors/filmmakers Joey Lauren Adams, KimberlyWilliams-Paisley, and Robbie Benson.

The Festival takes place at Regal Green Hills Stadium 16, located at 3815 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville, TN, near the Mall at Green Hills.

Tickets go on sale in the beginning of April.
Individual Panel and Wkshops - $15

Thank you to Brian Gordon


Thursday, March 27, 2008

NBC's upfront hoopla, 3.26.08
By Lisa Snedeker

Sets next week for its primetime lineup presentation

Six weeks before the other networks hold their upfront presentations, NBC will roll out its new schedule for advertisers as part of its new 52-week scheduling plan.

The network said yesterday that it will hold a presentation one week from today, next Wednesday, to unveil not just its fall slate but also its plan for fresh midseason and summer programming....

.....The latest word is all three “Law & Order” shows will return, though “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” will once more originate on USA. Full article

Thanks Diane!


USA Network Upfronts, 3.26.08

Vincent and Kate at the USA Network Upfront which was held
at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC on March 26, 2008.

Thanks Sam!

More photos found at Getty images.

More photos also found on our Publicity Photos section.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

USA Network Starts Summer Off With a Bang and Continues With Year-Round Originals in Fall 2008 With The Starter Wife

NEW YORK, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- USA Network announced today that it will continue premiering originals year-round and launch the Emmy-Award winning THE STARTER WIFE as a new original series starring Debra Messing this fall. On the heels of the successful premiere of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT on USA last October, the network will repeat the formula and premiere the new 10-episode order of last year's hit miniseries on Friday nights at 10/9c in October. The announcement was made by Jeff Wachtel, executive vice president, original programming, USA Network.

"We've had great success on Friday night with MONK and PSYCH. Last year, CRIMINAL INTENT exceeded all expectations with its Fall launch, said Wachtel.

Full story

Thanks Linda!


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Memorable Moments on Set

Posted on, 3.25.08

While casting background actors for Law & Order: Criminal Intent, I have been given many difficult scenes. We have needed 150 people for a Korean airport, 50 military cadets with shaved heads, several Pakistani actors for a themed episode, and a dozen Playboy bunny types for an episode based on Anna Nicole Smith! But the most difficult episode to cast by far focused on the deaf community.

Criminal Intent wanted to pay tribute to the deaf community and involve them in the shoot. All of the parts billed as “speaking parts,” required sign language and real actors who were really deaf. The show also wanted as many deaf extras possible.

By the time we had finished shooting the episode I had hired 41 deaf actors, which was the most deaf actors to ever appear in an episode on network television. That didn’t even include the other actors performing sign language, many of whom had deaf family members or taught in the deaf community. There was even one teacher who drove down in a van from RIT and brought with her a small group of students. All the actors had photos taken withVincent D’Onofrio and Katherine Erbe!
Full Post

Thanks Linda!


NBC Universal splits TV studio

Hollywood Reporter, 3.24.08
By James Hibberd

"NBC Universal is splitting its television studio into two separate companies to create a new production division led by cable chief Bonnie Hammer.

The new studio will be run by Hammer, who will continue her oversight of USA and Sci Fi. In addition, Hammer will add NBC Universal's Emerging Networks group to her list of responsibilities,[/b] including Chiller, Sleuth and Universal HD. (Dan Harrison will continue running the day-to-day operations of the group.) The cable studio's shows will include "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," which shifted its premieres this season from NBC to USA.
Full article

Thanks Peachybc!



Goren relies on his gut instincts to solve cases, which often proves to be even better than solid evidence at solving a mystery - a bit like a modern-day Sherlock Holmes with a New York accent. He is someone you'd definitely want as a lifeline on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, thanks to his wide knowledge of physics, chemistry, literature, psychology and foreign languages.

Actually, his eccentricity is hard to miss and some fans of the show wonder if there's something a little odd about him.

"He's ridiculously smart," said D'Onofrio. "It's completely unbelievable that a guy like that could exist. So how do you get away with that? You make him weird. He's really arrogant, he's self-centred and he's as spontaneous as you can absolutely be."
Full article

Thanks Supersam and Peachybc


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to those who celebrate, and blessings to all.

Also from Regi, who wrote in to say--
"Happy Easter to all of Vincent's faithful fans" -Regi

And from Enaka --
"Hello, I made a Goren card for your TheReel blog. Happy Easter!"

     -- Thanks Enaka!

Also, Thank you to Karin Neidhart of Germany for the Easter E-card


Thanks to all who have sent in their beautiful graphic art, drawings, and wallpapers. Most recently, art has been sent in by Marge, Cinthia, MaryEllen, Kirstie, Janice Lim, Mythoxia, Colleen, Tina, Jasmine, Keiko, Yvonne, Lionne.
Please visit their work on our Wallpaper page.


Monday, March 17, 2008

Casting for CI

The following info, which may or may not relate to the new "Assassin" episode, was posted today...

Monday, Mar. 17, 2008, 1:11 PM Pacific

Casting Director: Central Casting
Call Date: TBD
Location: TBD (possibly in NYC or Queens)



18+, SAG or NON UNION, males and females that can portray Indian, Pakistani, and/or Middle Eastern descent.

Now, it's very important that all who submit have the following:



Thanks to PeachyBC,


Friday, March 14, 2008

New CI episode "Assassin"

in from Supersam -- thank you!

A new upcoming LO:CI episode titled "Assassin" has been posted for casting. No additional details yet.


Thursday, March 13, 2008

LOCI is on the Bubble

Hollywood Reporter, 3.13.08
Many series on the bubble for fall
By James Hibberd

-- "Law & Order." The longest-running primetime drama on television will come back for a 19th season, sources say, with new co-star Anthony Anderson. USA Network's "L&O: Criminal Intent," which is repurposed on NBC, looks likely to return.

Law & Order
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (via USA)
1 vs. 100
Lipstick Jungle

Thanks Peachybc!!


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New film this summer
By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
Mar 12, 2008

SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Vincent D'Onofrio is getting ready to direct a yet-untitled Western movie this summer -- and "Medium" actor Jake Weber is happy to report he's signed on to the project. "It's a fantastic script and a fantastic part -- a very tough Texan who comes in to help the sheriff with the growth of this town when the railroad goes through it. That's what I always did before 'Medium,' played heavies -- a lot of bad guys -- so it's kind of nice to get back to something with a little bite." Referring to his "Medium" role as the husband of Patricia Aquette's psychically endowed crime solver, he adds, "Not that Joe DuBois isn't fun to play. I like him. He's a kind soul."

Thanks Meljf!!
Also sent in by Peachybc


Saturday, March 08, 2008

More about Goren's family --

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3.7.08
TV Q&A with Rob Owen

Q: The last Goren-Eames episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" before last summer's break was called "Endgame" and starred Roy Scheider as a serial killer who contacted Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) before the killer's scheduled execution to share details of many of his other victims. It was also the episode where Goren's mother died, and as more details of the killer's past crimes were discovered, it became evident that there had been a relationship between Bobby's mother and the killer and that he might even be Bobby's father. We left Bobby pretty traumatized by this knowledge and by his mother's death, and though he still looked pretty shaken in the first fall show, he rallied to help solve the murder of Alex's husband, and no mention has been made to date of the cloud over Bobby's parentage. Did they just decide to drop this question? Also, was this perhaps one of Roy Schieder's last roles before his death?

-- Alison, Edgewood

Rob: According to a publicist for the show, late in the next season of "Criminal Intent," Goren's complicated family story will be revisited: "In addition to questions about Goren's paternity, there are also unresolved 'issues' between Goren and his brother (Tony Goldwyn), and his brother's son (Donny, played by Trevor Morgan). One, or both of them, is likely to reappear in Bobby's life."

Thanks to Susan1212!


Thursday, March 06, 2008

Gene D'Onofrio's student plays "Big Daddy", 3.6.08
by Charity Apple

Five years ago, theater legend Gennaro D’Onofrio told Alamance County’s own Reid Dalton that he’d be perfect for the role of Big Daddy in Tennessee Williams’ “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.”

That comment comes to fruition on Friday when Dalton takes the stage as Big Daddy in the Find The Light Repertory Theater Company and School of Theater and Film’s production of “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.”

Gene D'Onofrio

Dalton first met Gennaro D’Onofrio and his daughter, who also teaches acting, five years ago. He started taking a class with D’Onofrio in the fall and discovered the production company would be performing “Hansel and Gretel,” which he hoped to be involved with but already had a role in the Gallery Players’ “And Then There Were None.” When “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” was mentioned, Dalton jumped at the chance.

A New York native, D’Onofrio has called North Carolina home for a number of years. He has two daughters and one son — actor Vincent D’Onofrio, who has appeared on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and in a number of movies as well as achieving directing and production roles. Vincent and Gennaro created the RiverRun International Film Festival, which they sold to the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem four years ago.
Full article

Thanks Linda!


Sunday, March 02, 2008

Vincent on SNL

Vincent appears in Obama/Hillary debate skit on Saturday Night Live, 3.1.08

Vincent on SNL -end credits.

Thanks to Jenncho for the clips!
Also to Linda, Laura, Regi, Denise, Supersam, and BootedLady
For the entire skit, click here
Thank you to Ciamara nad Laura


Thanks Cyndi!