Monday, September 29, 2008
Criminal Minds: In case you missed it Wednesday night, fans of Criminal Minds on CBS will be able to watch the season 4 premiere online.
President Bush's speech Wednesday, delayed the start of season premiere of Criminal Minds by 15 minutes and many viewers who had set their DVR, missed the last quarter hour of the show.
CBS has the entire show premiere online at CBS.com.
This video online will expire on Tuesday, September 30.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Criminal Minds screencaps for "Mayhem" are courtesy of Stacy. Criminal Minds starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kirsten Vangsness.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Criminal Minds was the overwhelming choice of Canadian viewers last night, as an astounding 2.7 million viewers tuned in out of simulcast(*), opposite the speech by President Bush, to see the aftermath of the SUV explosion from May's shocking season finale. Additionally, CSI: NY captured 2.08 million viewers to complete a one-two punch for CTV: Criminal Minds and CSI: NY were the Top 2 programs in total audience and the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos - not only nationally, but in all three metered markets (Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary) as well. Overall, CTV once again won primetime with the most-watched programs in every time-slot from 8-11:30 p.m.
A look at last night:
At 9 p.m.:
- Criminal Minds was the No.1 program of the day nationally with total
viewers (2.66 million), the key demos A25-54 (1.47 million) and A18-
49 (1.34 million). It was also the No.1 program in total viewers,
A25-54 and A18-49 in all three metered markets.
- Criminal Minds' audience was three-and-a-half times higher than
that of its time-period competitor, Global's premiere of NCIS
(764,000, also out of simulcast)
- Criminal Minds is the second most-watched series of the week
following CSI: Miami's (2.8 million) triumphant return to CTV on
Criminal Minds leads CBS to a Nielsen Ratings win! Criminal Minds' season premiere scored well in the Nielsen ratings! Welcome back Criminal Minds! "Mayhem" was a great start to what is going to be a fantastic season!
From 9:00-10:00 PM, the Presidential Speech and CRIMINAL MINDS (P) won its time slot in households (9.4/14), viewers (15.12m), adults 25-54 (5.6/13) and adults 18-49 (4.2/11). Compared to CRIMINAL MINDS season premiere last year (on 9/26/07), CBS was up +15% in households (from 8.2/13), +24% in adults 25-54 (from 4.5/11), +20% in adults 18-49 (from 3.5/09) and added +2.41m viewers (from 12.71m, +19%).
At 10:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS/CSI: NY (P) won its time slot in households (9.8/16), viewers (15.55m), adults 25-54 (5.6/14) and adults 18-49 (4.2/11). Compared to the CSI: NY season premiere last year, CBS was up +21% in households (from 8.1/13), +22% in adults 25-54 (from 4.6/11), +14% in adults 18-49 (from 3.7/10) and added +2.80m viewers (from 12.75m, +22%). --CBS
Criminal Minds Season Four Spoilers: Reported by Kirsten at E!Online, her are some spolers from Ed Bernero, Executive Producer of Criminal Minds.
As reportedly previously, A.J. Cook is revealed to be giving birth simultaneously with her character JJ on Criminal Minds. But a new liaison is filling the void in the form of Agent Jordan Todd.
“We have Meta Golding filling in for her as a character named Agent Jordan Todd. Meta's doing an amazing job, but what you're going to learn from her character is just how good J.J. is at her job. Jordan is new to all of this, and you're going to learn that J.J.'s job is not easy," Bernero said.
Aside from Cook, Bernero also hints on some of the upcoming storylines for Kirsten Vangsness' Penelope Garcia and Paget Brewster, who plays Emily Prentiss the police procedural. According to the main man, Emily has a secret.
"We have a real surprise in the middle of the season about her life. I think it will make total sense when it comes out, but I don't think that you will see it coming. We're excited about it, and Paget is very excited about it. It's something that we've talked about behind the scenes, as 'this is the secret,' but we're going to reveal it this year and give an interesting backstory to that character."
On the other hand, love seems to be in the cards for Vangsness' character.
"We're playing a little bit with her relationship with Kevin Lynch [played by Nick Brendon]. He's in a couple of episodes—one early in the season and episode eight. The two of them—they find these moments, and they're really good together," Bernero revealed. - Kirsten, E!Online
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Criminal Minds Quote for "Mayhem" starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kirsten Vangsness.
"Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime."
- Ernest Hemingway
No end quote.
Criminal Minds: Shemar Moore, Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds, talks about the season premiere of Criminal Minds with TV Guide:
TVGuide.com: I've been casually "grading" a few season premieres, and a part of me wants to give Criminal Minds a 10. It was so freakin' awesome.
Shemar Moore: Yeah, it's pretty phenomenal. I wish we could do that every week. That felt like a feature film. It was fun to be a part of. It's fast and furious.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Criminal Minds: Seasons one and two of Criminal Minds were terrific. The third season of Criminal Minds was wrought with cast changes, the 100 days of striking and proof that amazing professionals can rise to any challenge and still deliver amazing episodes. It was, in my opinion, everyone who works on Criminal Minds' finest hour! Now here we are one week away from the fourth season of Criminal Minds and you can feel the excitement all over the fandom. Ed Bernero never disappoints and never fails to kick it up a notch so lets have the blog kick it up a notch with him.
Here is the contest for Criminal Minds' episode "Mayhem" ~ The person who leaves the most detailed and accurate recap of the episode on this blog after the episode airs will win a surprise box of Criminal Minds goodies. I'll give you a hint. One thing you can wear, one thing you can read and one thing you can frame. I will pay to ship the prize anywhere in the world so this is open to everyone. The deadline for your recap is Saturday, September 27th at 8 pm est. Judging will be done by an anonymous friend of the blog.
Good luck to everyone and please remember to talk about the show to anyone/everyone you meet tomorrow. Lets find those people who haven't watched the show and convince them that they should be glued to CBS on Wednesday night. Lets kick it up another notch!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Criminal Minds: Congrats to the Criminal Mind MS Bike Team for another wonderful team effort. I know I speak for all the fans of Criminal Minds when I say that we are all proud of the great effort you put forth to help fight MS. Pictured above is the whole Criminal Minds team plus their co-workers, Ian Woolf & his lovely wife and Shemar Moore! You are the best on tv and the best in real life! You make us proud!!!
Pics courtesy of Ian Woolf and may not be duplicated without his consent. Thank you Ian for sharing this event with us and for riding for a cure!
The first annual Criminal Minds Fan convention is scheduled for the summer of 2009. Criminal Minds fans from all over the world are invited to attend. The project is being organized and run by the Criminal Minds Fanatic website.
During the last week of Feb. a committee with members from several countries will be meeting in LA to finalize all of the hotel, meeting room and activity details. As information becomes available it will be posted here:
There is an email address for anyone having a question about the convention to use:
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Criminal Minds Spoiler for "Minimal Loss" is in the comment section of this post. "Minimal Loss" written by Andrew Wilder and starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kirsten Vangsness. :)
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Criminal Minds - Get caught up with season 3 of Criminal Minds before the new season starts on September 24th. Video courtesy of CBS! Criminal Minds starring Joe Mangegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kirsten Vangsness.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Criminal Minds Blog Notes: Criminal Minds promo spoiler pics are now loaded on the spoiler thread of the Criminal Minds Fanatic message board for the first three Criminal Minds episodes. WOW! If the episodes are half as good as the pics then we are in for a great ride.
The Criminal Minds MS bike team goes into action tomorrow to support MS. 75 miles. Good luck to all the bikers!
The contest for "Mayhem" should be great and I look forward to reading everyone's entries. Good luck everyone!
Kim's Aids Marathon: Anyone have an extra 2k? We need to raise some more money and quickly to get bragging rights over CSI. Remember there is a wonderful auction ending tomorrow for a "Revelations" script signed by our wonderful Chris Mundy!
Both CBS and Ed are working on individual surprises for everyone to get us pumped up for "Mayhem". We always know we can count on Ed and this new cooperation from CBS is both welcomed, surprising and appreciated (whether they come through for us or not). I will keep everyone posted.
Remember to use the word "Mayhem" when talking to anyone you meet this week! Plug the show!
Criminal Minds: Here is the CBS Press Release for Andrew Wilder's next Criminal Minds episode, "Minimal Loss".
PRENTISS AND REID ARE TAKEN HOSTAGE BY AN UNDERGROUND CULT DURING A FEDERAL RAID, ON "CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8. Luke Perry ("Beverly Hills, 90210") Guest Stars As Cult Leader Benjamin Cyrus.
"Minimal Loss" - When Prentiss and Reid go undercover to investigate possible child abuse at an underground cult, they get trapped inside the compound when a federal raid goes bad, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Luke Perry ("Beverly Hills, 90210") guest stars as cult leader Benjamin Cyrus.
Written by Andrew Wilder. Directed by Felix Alcala. Starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kirsten Vangsness.
Benjamin Cyrus............................ Luke Perry
Nancy Lunde.............................. Karina Logue
Jessica Evanson............................. Jenna Boyd
Kathy Evanson..................... Kathleen Wilhoite
Chris Cole............................. Colby French
State Cop #1............................... Jim Klock
Dan Torre.............................. Connor Trinneer
Reporter................................... Bob Levitan
Techie............................. Ryan Barton-Grimley
Leo Kane................................... Jeff Fahey
Sect Member #1............................ Jah Shams
Sect Member #2............................ Timm Perry
Sect Member #3........................ Kellie Koppel
Sect Member #4...................... Jennifer Keister
Sect Member #5..................... Gerard Marzilli
Sect Member #6........................ Julianna David
Attorney General....................... Joel Murray
Stunt Cop #6............................ Tim Clemente
Little Girl........................ Jessie-Blue Ewing
Episode info courtesy of cbs
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Criminal Minds: Here are the Nielsen ratings for last night's repeat of Criminal Minds "Lo-Fi". Next week is the season premiere of Criminal Minds and "Mayhem" is going to blow the competition away. Criminal Minds is absolutely going to own this season's ratings. It's just that great!
'NBC took the lead at 9 p.m. with a 3.4 for another hour of “Talent,” while CBS jumped to second with a 2.2 for a repeat of “Minds.” Univision was third with a 2.1 for “Fuego en la Sangre,” Fox fourth with a 1.7 for “Death” and “Disturb,” ABC fifth with a 1.2 for “20/20” and CW sixth with a 1.1 for a repeat of “90210.”'
Criminal Minds: Chris Mundy has been kind enough to sign a script of his fantastic episode, "Revelations" for us to auction off for Kim's Aids Marathon. "Revelations", in my opinion, was one of the best Criminal Minds episodes to date! Bidding will end on Saturday, September 20th at 6pm est. This is a wonderful Criminal Minds collectible! Payment within three days of the close of the auction, either by paypal or you can pay directly to the Aids Marathon (you must use Kim's runner number) and I will mail you the script as soon as payment has been confirmed.
Criminal Minds Season Four is in 6 days! MAYHEM!!!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Criminal Minds Promo Number 2. Criminal Minds premieres its new season on September 24th. Tonight's episode, "Lo-Fi" sets the stage for our season premiere. One week till Criminal Minds "Mayhem". Tell your friends, your family, the bagger at the grocery store, your mailman and the people you meet on the street that Criminal Minds is the show not to miss this season!
Criminal Minds spoiler thread for Criminal Minds episode "Lo-Fi" starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Kirsten Vangsness. Written by Chris Mundy. Directed by Glenn Kershaw.
***Beware- Comments on this thread will contain spoilers***
***This is the original spoiler thread for the episode. Feel free to post any new thoughts about it here.***
Criminal Minds quote for "Lo Fi" written by Chris Mundy and starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, Shemar Moore, Paget Brewster, Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook is:
Voltaire: "The man visited by ecstasies and visions, who takes dreams for realities is an enthusiast; the man who supports his madness with murder is a fanatic."
Criminal Minds: Here is CBS' video labeled "Fall 2008 Season Premieres - Last Season Cliffhangers" which includes Criminal Minds. Criminal Minds season four premieres on Sept 24th!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Criminal Minds: Here are the Nielsen ratings for Criminal Minds for the week ending September 14, 2008. Football.........blah!
1. "Sunday Night Football" (Pittsburgh at Cleveland), NBC, 17.83 million viewers.
2. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 13.56 million viewers.
3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 12.54 million viewers.
4. "Saturday Night Football" (Ohio State at USC), ABC, 11.94 million viewers.
5. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 11.70 million viewers.
6. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.61 million viewers.
7. "Football Night in America," NBC, 10.85 million viewers.
8. "America's Got Talent" (Thursday), NBC, 9.83 million viewers.
9. "Deal or No Deal," NBC, 9.65 million viewers.
10. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 9.18 million viewers.
11. "Bones," Fox, 9.15 million viewers.
12. "Fringe," Fox, 9.13 million viewers.
13. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 9.04 million viewers.
14. "Flashpoint," CBS, 8.68 million viewers.
15. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 8.37 million viewers.
16. "20/20" (Friday), ABC, 8.07 million viewers.
17. "Saturday Night Football Pre-Game," ABC, 7.86 million viewers.
18. "Big Brother 10" (Thursday), CBS, 7.82 million viewers.
19. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC, 7.61 million viewers.
20. "America's Funniest Home Videos," ABC, 7.51 million viewers.
Criminal Minds Season Three DVDs are available for purchase today. The Criminal Minds extras are incredible. Enjoy!!! The extras can keep you busy until the season four premiere in 8 days!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Criminal Minds: Shemar Moore, Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds, pictured above at ““An Evening of Stars Tribute to Patti LaBelle.”
UNCF — the United Negro College Fund put on ““An Evening of Stars Tribute to Patti LaBelle.” This weekend at its 30th anniversary annual television special. Super Station WGN’s Merri Dee, Vivica A. Fox, “Entertainment Tonight” correspondent Kevin Frazier, Tom Joyner, BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee, LisaRaye McCoy, Duane Martin, Mo’Nique, Shemar Moore, Holly Robinson Peete, “Access Hollywood’s” Shaun Robinson, Dr. Ian Smith of VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club,” Raven-Symoné and Essence Cares founder Susan Taylor are among those slated to appear when the annual UNCF celebration of educational excellence was taped Sept. 13 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The show will air in January as a syndicated fund-raiser.
Criminal Minds: These are our last auctions for the Aids Marathon. Up for auction are three Criminal Minds scripts: "Seven Seconds", "Lucky" and "About Face". They are not being auctioned as a lot. Please post which Criminal Minds script you are bidding on and what your bid is. If you do not specific which Criminal Minds script your bid is for then I will delete your bid. Bidding is over on Monday, September 15th at 4pm cst. Please email me to confirm your bid at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Criminal Minds: When people who seemingly have nothing in common are shot at random in New York City the BAU team is called to investigate whether a single serial killer or a team working together is responsible for the killing spree, on the rerun of the third season finale of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, September 17, (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kirsten Vangsness. Written by Chris Mundy. Directed by Glenn Kershaw. Guest starring Josh Stewart, Sienna Guillory, Erik Palladino, Moe Daniels, Joaquin Perles, Amie Farrell, Barry Pearl, Jake Eberle, Patrick Cupo, and Tiffany Coty.
Criminal Minds: Joe Mantegna, David Rossi on Criminal Minds, at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Pictured here with Maki Oka and Jack McBrayer.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Criminal Minds continues to do well during rerun hell. Only a few more weeks until the season premiere of Criminal Minds and then the ratings will jump!
CBS ranked third for the night, earning its best ratings at 9 p.m. with a rerun of “Criminal Minds” (8.3 million). At 8 p.m., the finale of CBS’s “Greatest American Dog” attracted 5.5 million viewers while CBS’s “CSI: NY” repeat led the 10 p.m. hour (7.5 million) ahead of NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (7.2 million) and ABC’s “20/20″ (6 million).
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Criminal Minds spoiler thread for Criminal Minds episode "Tabula Rasa" starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Kirsten Vangsness. Written by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie.
-- The team uses brain fingerprinting to see if a suspected serial killer who wakes up after four years in a coma really doesn't remember any of the crimes he supposedly committed.
***Beware- Comments on this thread will contain spoilers***
***This is the original spoiler thread for the episode. Please feel free to comment on the episode after you have rewatched it this evening. ***
Criminal Minds screencaps for "Tabula Rasa" are courtesy of Stacy. Criminal Minds starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook. Matthew Gray Gubler and Kirsten Vangsness.
Criminal Minds quotes for "Tabula Rasa" written by Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin and starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, Shemar Moore, Paget Brewster, Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook are:
"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves. We must die to one life before we can enter another." -- Anatole France
"What though the radiance that was once so bright, be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind." -- William Wordsworth
The last one is not really a quote, it's a passage from his poem, Ode to Intimations of Immortality.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Criminal Minds: I am putting the latest "Mayhem" spoiler in the comments section. I urge you all to remember that Criminal Minds spoilers sometimes turn out to be red herrings. Criminal Minds fans have been guessing about what happens in "Mayhem" since "Lofi" but now that we have two promos to watch, do you think you have solved it? Criminal Minds starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kirsten Vangsness.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Criminal Minds: "Tabula Rasa" written by: Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin. Criminal Minds starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness. Airs September 10th 9pm est.
"Tabula Rasa" - The team uses brain fingerprinting to see if a suspected serial killer who wakes up after four years in a coma really doesn't remember any of the crimes he supposedly committed.
Criminal Minds: Happy Monday to all my Criminal Minds friends. The Criminal Minds chat yesterday was lots of fun. Thank you to everyone who attended. Just a few notes for this week:
1. 9/10/08 - Wednesday - "Tabula Rasa" written by Jay Beattie & Dan Dworkin. Awesome episode and I'm looking forward to watching it again.
2. We've done a great job helping to raise money for Kim Harrison's Aids Marathon. As of this past friday, here is where we stand: The CSI runner has already raised $6.950.00 and our Criminal Minds runner, Kim, has raised $5,132.00.
The initial deadline is September 22nd. If you are financially able to make an additional contribution to this worthy cause it would be appreciated. If you look at Kim's Aids Marathon page you will see that this has truly been a Criminal Minds family project. Writers, actors and fans working together to make a difference. Whether or not we beat CSI is up to all of us. Kim's birthday is on September 10th. A donation would be a great birthday present for her.
3. As we talked about in the chat room yesterday, I will be doing Criminal Minds podcasts in the very near future and am lining up fans who don't live in the US or Canada to help give us updates on how the show is being received in their country and what is happening within their country's fandom. If you are interested in joining me in one of these podcasts, please email me with your name and the country you live in.
4. "Mayhem" is coming to a tv set near you very shortly. Now is the time to start grabbing new recruits for the show. You have two promos that are awesome and should certainly get their attention. Email everyone you know the links and ask them to give the show a chance.
5. Best wishes and cyber hugs to AJ Cook who is ready to have her baby at any moment now. We all wish her well and look forward to her return to the show.
Have a great week everyone!
Friday, September 05, 2008
Criminal Minds: The Criminal Minds Fanatic message board and the Criminal Minds Conversation Yahoo group will be holding a members only chat on Sunday, September 7th at 3pm est. The topic is Criminal Minds Season Four Spoilers. So bring your theory, a cup of coffee or tea and lets talk about "Mayhem". The password for the chat room is birthday but this is a members only chat. :)
"Mayhem"--When an SUV carrying members of the BAU explodes, the rest of the team fights to save their colleagues and catch the terrorists responsible for the bombing, on the fourth season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Sept. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Criminal Minds starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kirsten Vangsness!
Criminal Minds: Shemar Moore, Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds, will be participating in the wonderful joint network effort. "Stand Up To Cancer.
"LOS ANGELES (AP) ™ Skateboarder Tony Hawk, actor Shemar Moore and other celebrities said they joined in a three-network cancer telethon on Friday because the disease had touched or taken the lives of loved ones.
Hawk, who lost his father to lung cancer 15 years ago and a close friend to a brain tumor last month, called the timing of the Stand Up to Cancer telethon "poetic."
"I’m here doing whatever they ask of me," he told reporters before the telethon began. "As long as I don’t have to sing or dance, it’s all good."
Stand Up to Cancer, a fund- and awareness-raising organization, organized the unprecedented, star-studded live telethon airing simultaneously on ABC, NBC and CBS on Friday night.
Moore, who said his uncle’s wife waged a successful three-year fight against cancer, was eager to answer phones for the cause.
"I’m gonna be sweet-talking some people and trying to reach into their pockets," said Moore, who stars on CBS’ "Criminal Minds."
Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland said her boyfriend’s father died of cancer recently and her brother has been diagnosed with the disease. Sugarland, Melissa Etheridge and others were to close the show with a retooled version of Etheridge’s "I Run for Love" — changed to "I Stand for Life."
"I hope I’m going to be able to get through it without crying," Nettles said, noting that Etheridge is a cancer survivor.
Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, whose hit "The Remedy" was inspired by a friend’s battle with bone cancer, also was slated to join the star-studded finale performance.
Rehearsing with Etheridge and others "actually gave me chills," Mraz said. "Their star power is stripped away and they’re just human beings today."
Casey Affleck, who was set to help answer donation calls, said he had a secret way to command more contributions.
"I’ll probably tell them I’m ... someone more famous and exciting so I can get a bigger donation," he said.
America Ferrera left the "Ugly Betty" cast in New York so she could participate in the fundraiser. The Emmy nominee said she lost a beloved college professor to cancer, and that she hoped the evening would be a "hopeful" one that will inspire those facing the disease.
Hollywood producer Laura Ziskin, one of the telethon’s organizers, has fought cancer since 2004. After seeing what "An Inconvenient Truth" did for environmental awareness, Ziskin wanted to make a documentary about cancer, a disease she has fought since 2004.
But, teaming up with two other prominent women, she found another approach.
Former Paramount Pictures chief Sherry Lansing, who established a namesake foundation dedicated to cancer research and awareness, was working with television networks to put on a cancer-awareness TV special. So was Katie Couric, who has been an advocate for early cancer screenings — and even televised her own colonoscopy — since losing her husband to colon cancer 10 years ago.
So the women got together — along with other entertainment-industry execs and more than 60 of their famous friends — to create Stand Up to Cancer. -AP
Criminal Minds: Viewers have been wondering if A.J.Cook, JJ on Criminal Minds, will be returning to the show during Season Four. Thank you to TV Guide online for emailing me this video to post on the blog. Criminal Minds' season premiere is September 24th!
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Criminal Minds: Kirsten Vangsness, Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds, is once again acting at the wonderful "Theater of Note". If you are in the area I wouldn't miss this.
GO: SPIDER BITES - Consider this assortment of 11 short selections from the Jacqueline Wright sketchbook a fine introductory primer to the playwright's signature Dadaist inversions of romantic love. The pieces play like prosodic postmortems of relationships gone horribly wrong. With Wright, characters don't fall in love so much as become ensnared in predatory webs of their own inchoate yearnings, unalloyed cruelties and unnatural appetites. The love bites here carry gruesome venom. Thus, in "Milk," Kirsten Vangsness' psychically crippled black widow in a wedding dress satisfies her voracious need for something "warm and red" by literally consuming beau David Wilcox. Likewise, "Mantis" finds a shell-shocked Lauren Letherer prodded by her conscience (Scott McKinley) into coming to terms with "the dead guy ... on the floor." In "Sleeping Spider," a young victim of incest (Vangsness) takes refuge from her broken family by retreating into the fantasy of her own crayon wall drawings come to life. "Pops" shifts gears in a comic burlesque of a gender-switched melodrama, as Lynn Odell, Mandi Moss and Wilcox enact the dénouement of a homicidal triangle. But Wright can also transcend the bitter, as with "Beautiful," a sweetly moving meditation on mortality, loss and the authenticity of even a dying love. Director Dan Bonnell matches Wright's viscerally vivid poetry note for note with graphically compelling stage imagery, precisely tuned blocking and a razor-sharp ensemble. Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hlywd.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Oct. 4. (323) 856-8611. -LA Weekly
Criminal Minds: Jay Beattie, Criminal Minds writer of Children of the Dark, Tabula Rosa and Limelight celebrated his birthday this past Wednesday. Please join us in wishing Jay a very Happy Belated Birthday!
Criminal Minds: Shemar Moore, Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds, will be participating in "An Evening of Stars Tribute to Patti LaBelle".
UNCF -- the United Negro College Fund -- finalized its lineup of presenters and performers scheduled to appear on its 30th anniversary annual television special, "An Evening of Stars Tribute to Patti LaBelle." Super Station WGN's Merri Dee, Vivica A. Fox, "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Kevin Frazier, Tom Joyner, BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee, LisaRaye McCoy, Duane Martin, Mo'Nique, Shemar Moore, Holly Robinson Peete, "Access Hollywood's" Shaun Robinson, Dr. Ian Smith of VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club," Raven-Symone and Essence Cares founder Susan Taylor are among those slated to appear when the annual UNCF celebration of educational excellence is taped Sept. 13 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The show will air in January as a syndicated fund-raiser.
UNCF also announced that Mario and Big Daddy Kane will join fellow performers Yolanda Adams, Anita Baker, Wayne Brady, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Brian McKnight and Dionne Warwick for its salute to LaBelle. Beyonce, Wyclef Jean and Mariah Carey will make taped appearances.
Criminal Minds Season Four Promo! Criminal Minds starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kisten Vangsness. Copying of this promo is prohibited without prior permission.
Here is Ed Bernero's note:
Hey Jill -- This is a link to our internet promo for the premeire that's going out to a bunch of outlets today. Wanted the fanatics to get it as well. Hope you guys enjoy it. - Ed
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Criminal Minds: Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Aug. 25-31. Criminal Minds reruns continues to do well!
1. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 11.12 million viewers.
2. "Deal Or No Deal" (Monday), NBC, 11.00 million viewers.
3. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 10.34 million viewers.
4. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 9.03 million viewers.
5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.03 million viewers.
6. "NCIS," CBS, 7.45 million viewers.
7. "America's Toughest Jobs," NBC, 7.30 million viewers.
8. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 6.93 million viewers.
9. "House," Fox, 6.81 million viewers.
10. "The New Adventures of Old Christine," CBS, 6.63 million viewers.
Criminal Minds: Ed Bernero, Executive Producer of Criminal Minds, wrote a very interesting article for TV Guide. "I was thinking about all this because, right now, 10 episodes (in various stages of production) into the fourth season, Criminal Minds is having what I believe to be our best season yet. There are bombs and foot chases and shoot-outs and huge crashes and unexpected glimpses into our characters' pasts; we have scary locations and amazing guest stars like Jason Alexander, Luke Perry and Wil Wheaton. And, of course, we've got a menagerie of terrifying "unsubs" who will have you covering your eyes and watching through your barely open fingers. It's definitely exciting. I hope you'll get to understand a little bit of what it feels like to be a cop."
Criminal Minds spoiler thread for Criminal Minds episode "In Heat" starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Kirsten Vangsness. Written by Andi Bushell.
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Criminal Minds quote and song info for "In Heat" starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook and Shemar Moore.
Song Info: "Since You've Been Around" by Rosie Thomas
Quote Info: "There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses." - George Bernard Shaw
"If we knew each other's secrets, what comforts we should find." - John Churton Collins
Monday, September 01, 2008
Criminal Minds: Ed Bernero discussed the season four promo and AC/DC with TV Guide: "Minds exec producer Ed Bernero, having been afforded an advance listen to the track a while back, seized the chance to edit the promo himself. “We love AC/DC,” he tells me, “and just wanted to play with our images and this amazing piece of music.” Is Bernero perhaps afraid that the sneak peek gives away too much about who lives and dies? “You know, I just want people to watch the premiere [airing Sept. 24],” he says. “You can see by the spot that [the episode] a little different for us. It’s action from start to finish, and we want people to know that.” “Plus,” he notes, “a trailer is not necessarily in continuity. You may not be getting as much spoiler info as you think.” Indeed, be careful not to be misled by images culled from the season finale." -TV GUIDE ONLINE
Inside Criminal Minds: Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, and additional members of the cast and creative team.
A crack squad of FBI "behavioral analysts"—aka "profilers"—tracks down criminals by anticipating their next moves in this dark CBS procedural, now in its fourth season. We'll screen a new episode and turn the tables on the cast and creative team—exploring their minds to find out what it's like to work on this cerebral ensemble drama.
Monday, November 17, 2008
7:00 pm PT
Paley Center Los Angeles
Criminal Minds: Here is the September schedule for Criminal Minds! Season four is almost here! Criminal Minds starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kirsten Vangsness.
9/3/08 - Wednesday - "In Heat"
9/5/08 - Friday - "Unfinished Business"- A&E
9/6/08 - Saturday- "Unfinished Business"- A&E
9/10/08 - Wednesday - "Tabula Rasa"
9/17/08 - Wednesday - "Lo-Fi"
9/21/08 - Sunday - "True Night"
9/24/08 - Wednesday - "Mayhem"