Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Video ~ Mick St John & Beth Turner's first and second kiss

Does any show have better end scenes than Moonlight?!? This is a particular fan favorite :) You will see Mick and Beth's first two kisses in this video. Of course, it is the final, amazing moment from the Arrested Development episode (#1x05).

The music used as the soundtrack for this kiss scene is the awesome song Sleep by Meiko.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Spoiler ~ Recap of Moonlight's 5th outing on the Sci-Fi Channel

SPOILER ALERT ~ My little recap of Moonlight's Arrested Development episode #1x05

Great voiceover tonight. It was very informative for us to hear what Mick was thinking during this episode.

Can you imagine being a teenager for eternity? Or, until a roller coaster chops off your head? No, thanks! I see why Mick felt for the teen vamp. Not only because he will never grow out of the awkwardness of puberty, but being turned without consent.

Love the look Mick gives the guy who pushed past him to get on the elevator.

Josh insisted that Beth get a blood test because of her "chain link fence" injury. Ha! That is a pretty good cover for a Vampire bite. The look on Mick's face when a blood test was mentioned & then Beth's instant denial about marrying Josh.... I felt bad for the guy.

Happy anniversary, Josh..... I'm headed to the morgue!

As he will again in Sleeping Beauty (episode #1x10), Josh tells Beth he saw the way she and Mick looked at each other.

Mick instantly knew that Beth was in the morgue. I like his line.... "No, the one hiding around the corner goes first."

Josef meets Beth! I love the looks exchanged between Mick, Beth and Josef. "Mick says you have a great voice." That little comment got Josef a different kind of look from Mick. When Beth says "Whatever you want" that definitely got the attention of all the boys. ;>

Rider got a pat on the back from Josef for his good work.

How good did Mick look on the boardwalk?!

Mick tried until the end to talk Mineo down. He is so sweet and wants to save everyone.

Mineo ~ "Have you ever loved someone completely, so that she was your whole world? You'd do anything she asked... anything at all. Have you ever loved someone that way? You forgot about yourself and all you thought about was her." Mick closes his eyes and thinks of Coraline, then answers ~ "Yes." Mineo ~ "See, I never have!" He has always been a sad, lonely & pimple ridden teenager. That would make me a bit angry too.

Our writers and stars do the best last scenes in the biz! I love the expression on Mick's face when Beth kisses him. On a typical show, the girl would probably apologize or break down after kissing the hunk. Not Beth.... she looked Mick right in the eye afterward and gave him a little smile.... THEN gave him another kiss. As always, Alex has the perfect facial expression for the moment. The smile Mick gives as the scene fades out says it all.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

What do you think about Sophia Myles as New Moon's Irina?

Edi Gathegi is the Vampire Laurent in the film, Twilight. He spoke to MTV Movies about the hotly anticipated sequel, New Moon, in which he will return to play the character. In the interview, he confesses to watching fan videos on YouTube. One in particular caught his eye. It features Moonlight's Sophia Myles as the Twilight series' Vampiress Irina. Those who are familiar with the Twilight books know that Irina is Laurent's love interest. Yet another vamp role for our Sophia?!?!? I thought Edi's comments about her were very sweet. :) I've highlighted his praise for Sophia below. What do you think about the possible casting?

Oooooooo.... also, above I posted the "Life of Irina" fan video he mentioned.

Mary Beth has created a YouChoose poll asking for your opinion ~

'Twilight' Actor Edi Gathegi Talks 'New Moon' Love Interest
By Larry Carroll

When last we saw "Twilight" vampire Laurent, he had aided the Cullens, turned his back on his fellow nomads and vanished into the woods of Forks.

Now, with a new director and a much-anticipated sequel just weeks away from filming, Edi Gathegi is eager to channel his character's evil side — and find true love in the process.

"It was a tiny little independent film — did moderately well in the box office," Gathegi laughed when he stopped by the MTV News studios for an exclusive interview to discuss "New Moon" and his latest movie, "My Bloody Valentine 3-D." Asked how his life has changed in the seven weeks since the vampire flick's record-breaking opening weekend, he grinned and said: "I've gotten a lot of MySpace requests."

Gathegi has also been spending a lot of time on YouTube and is particularly fond of a fan-made video that uses footage from various movies to continue Laurent's journey. "Yeah, I saw that," Gathegi said. "These fans are so passionate that they will spend time in their homes, editing splices together, because they're so in love with the story."

And, speaking of love, any good Twilighter knows that in "New Moon," Laurent meets Irina, a Denali sister whose actions will impact the future movies. That YouTube video casts "Tristan + Isolde" beauty Sophia Myles as Irina — a choice that would greatly please Gathegi.

"She's a good choice. I could be happy with that," he said of the 28-year-old Brit. "I like her work. ... Now I'm not going to be able to get her out of my mind for that character."

Of the soon-to-be-cast role, Gathegi said Irina should be "extremely vulnerable, as I think that's what leads her to make the choices that she makes. She should also be hard-headed. Vulnerable and hard-headed. But I think those are things that a good actress can do, so type-wise, I don't even know. I don't even think people saw me as Laurent for a while. So just let the best actress win, I say."

Speaking about his castmates, with whom he'll soon be reuniting, Gathegi said, "It's a 'Twilight' family. We were together for press junkets and tours, and this has been eight months together, ever since we shot in March. We've just been with each other constantly. And then we're going to go into the next one, and then they're going to do [parts] three and four, God willing. These are, like, lifelong friends at this point."

Just moments before the interview, Gathegi's phone went off. When the actor started laughing and showed us the caller ID, we saw that it was the one-and-only Taylor Lautner on the other end. "Taylor and I are going to his parents' place for dinner tonight — and then go to the gym," he said, adding that the duo were getting together to celebrate Lautner's recent re-signing as Jacob Black. "We're going to celebrate tonight. ... You should see this kid! He's jacked. He's taking it seriously.

"We've worked out in every city on our tour," Edi said of his 16-year-old spotter. "If you see him, you'll know immediately. This kid is so strong right now, it is unreal. He has achieved with his body what people with steroids cannot achieve. The only way I can describe it is that God has given him this time for this growth spurt and this body right now."

As for the rest of Laurent's "New Moon" arc, Gathegi said he's looking forward to "being fully bad. Not just halfway bad. I like the transition from being conscious and compassionate, to ['New Moon' when Laurent realizes] that's too difficult. I've got to be a vampire."

Commenting on the directorial musical chairs, Gathegi said he has yet to meet the new man in charge of the series, Chris Weitz. "Catherine [Hardwicke] was a doll. I loved that woman. I think she made the decisions she made for her reasons," he said. "Now I'm looking forward to the future. I'm looking forward to working with Chris. I think he's very capable. He's got that experience with huge pictures, with 'The Golden Compass.' He's going to make it beautiful. I loved 'American Pie,' so his track record is very promising for me. And I heard he's great with actors. I think 'New Moon' is going to be really good. ... He's up to his neck in things to do, so he's not concerned with [meeting with the returning actors yet]. We'll meet on set."

As for the moment, Gathegi said only half-jokingly, he's just trying to get a script to read. "I'm going to fire someone, because Robert [Pattinson] read it. He's like a supporting role in the freakin' film!" the actor smiled, threatening to call Mr. Pattinson on his cell phone. "Nah, he's in London now. I don't want to make any long-distance calls. I'm cheap."

Video ~ Spoiler ~ Information about Alex O'Loughlin's character on Criminal Minds

TV Guide's Matt Mitovich spoke to Ed Bernero (executive producer & writer of the tv show, Criminal Minds) to get more info about Alex O'Loughlin's guest starring part on the series for us! You can hear what he found out in the video above ~ beginning around the 19 second mark.

SPOILER ALERT....... details about Alex O'Loughlin's upcoming serial killer character on a soon to be seen episode of Criminal Minds.......

Mega Minute: Scoop on Criminal Minds' Date with a Vampire, Supernatural and More

• Criminal Minds boss Ed Bernero sheds a wee bit of light on guest-star Alex O'Loughlin's dark role.

"Alex is playing a killer whose life is unexpectedly changed by an incident, which prompts him to reach out to the BAU team for 'help'."

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ratings for Moonlight's Fever episode (#1x04) on the SciFi Channel

TV By The Numbers has provided the scoop on Moonlight's ratings for last Friday night.

Nielsen ratings for Moonlight tv show's 4th episode on Sci-Fi Network ~ Fever (episode #1x04) ~ on Friday, February 13th, 2009

Number of viewers ~ 1,242 million

Battlestar Galactica was watched by 1,738 million folks.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TV Guide ~ Moonlight performing well for Sci-Fi

Matt Mitovich (TV Guide) answered a Moonlight fan's questions about how well our show is doing on the Sci-Fi Network, and if there is any talk of the channel producing new episodes.

Today's News: Our Take
by Matt Mitovich

Any word on how the Moonlight reruns are doing on Sci Fi Channel? Is there any chance Sci Fi will pick the show up? — Joan

MATT : Moonlight, which averaged 7.5 million viewers during its CBS run, has been hovering around a million weekly viewers on Sci Fi, making it one of the better-performing series acquired by the cabler in recent years. That said, a wild rumor suggesting that Sci Fi is seeking to get Mick and the band back together for a Season 2 has absolutely no teeth to it.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Alex O'Loughlin and Holly Valance have broken up

According to the Australian newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, Alex O'Loughlin and Holly Valance have gone their separate ways. The two had been dating for over three years. Not very happy relationship news for Valentine's weekend. Since the report is from an Aussie source, the focus is mostly on Holly. As we have noted previously, the entertainment media in Australia consider her to be the bigger star.

Holly Valance splits
By Ros Reines

LA stars Holly Valance and Alex O'Loughlin have split after being an item for nearly four years. The couple, there for each other throughout their careers in America, have unfortunately grown apart.

Former Neighbours star Valance has seen her fortunes change as her recording career gave way to acting.

Most recently, she was in the thriller Taken with Liam Neeson, but she has also scored guest roles in television shows including Prison Break and Entourage.

Although O'Loughlin's vampire series Moonlight was taken off the air, he used it to catapult himself into film roles, starring in the forthcoming Whiteout with Kate Beckinsale.,22049,25055224-5009160,00.html

Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin and Holly Valance traveling home to Australia.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Alex O'Loughlin guest starring on the CBS show, Criminal Minds

TV Guide is reporting on the guest starring role Alex O'Loughlin has coming up on the television series, Criminal Minds... which I told ya about in a previous post. We get a little more info from this blurb. Not only is Alex playing the villain on his episode, the story will be told from his point of view! That should mean even more Alex screen time *cheer*

Another bit of information, the entertainment reporters @ TV Guide have asked again for any fresh scoop about Alex's possible tv project. Still no news, unfortunately.

Alex O'Loughlin Takes a Bite Out of Crime
by Matt Mitovich

It's not the series that long ago was promised to him through a CBS talent deal, but it's something.

Alex O'Loughlin is returning to CBS by way of a guest-starring gig on Criminal Minds.

The Moonlight star, a show rep confirms for, will play a serial killer in a late-April episode that's got something extra going for it besides a dreamy Aussie. The outing will be told from the point of view of the baddie, as his latest crime and its ensuing manhunt unfolds.

At last month's Winter TCA Press Tour, CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler had indicated that O'Loughlin fans might see him back on their screens soon, though the ideal, of course, is for the actor to front his own series again. But we just checked in (again) for any movement on O'Loughlin's talent deal with the Eye, and there is still nothing to report.

Baby steps, people. Baby steps.

Photograph ~ Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) in Moonlight TV Show promo picture

Love Day!

This cool, vintage valentine card was waiting for me today :) Happy Valentine's Day, my friends!

Friday, February 13, 2009

SPOILER ~ Recap of Moonlight's 4th outing on the SciFi Channel

Spoiler Alert for those who still haven't seen Moonlight's Fever episode (#1x04).... do not read my recap below.....

First off ~ Am I the only one who did not see the scene of Mick talking to Leni in the ladies room?!?! Either I blinked for too time, or it was cut out. That is an important scene. We see, again, the gentleman side of Mick as he tips his hat to the women coming out. It establishes his longing for the family & children he can never have as a Vampire. Also, if I were Leni, my knees would have buckled when Mick said to look into his eyes and then pledged to save her and the baby.

Back to your regularly scheduled recap :)

Fever is the episode that changed the mind of many television critics and reviewers who initially weren't so kind to Moonlight.

MAJOR SPOILER ALERT for anyone who has not seen all 16 of Season One's episodes...... It was bittersweet seeing Josh alive and well. We also saw the sweet relationship between him and Beth. The ease with which they teased each other. Beth saying she had to stick to the facts in her BuzzWire report about Josh's case because she was afraid she "would start babbling about how hot you are." Then, when Josh jokes that he might be cheating on her, she says "who would cheat on this?"

The desert is no place for our Vampire!

Who didn't want to rush to Mick's side to feed him and save his life?!? Or, just feed him anytime! *wink*

Beth and Josh went to Mick for help because our vamp is good at his job. And, he is a gracious host making coffee for his guests.

Love the touches of humor in Fever. Mick daydreaming that he had found a "vamp friendly vending machine." The humor also led to some of my favorite quotes.... Beth ~ "you're a delicate flower, Mick St John." Mick ~ "it's a giant thrill ride that never ends." Mick agreeing that he is indeed a delicate flower when Beth arrives to save him.

We watch Beth becoming more and more fascinated with Mick.

At this point, Beth had known Mick for a relatively short amount of time. I think she seems much more upset when she thinks Mick has been killed than when Josh actually dies. We do see her usual reaction of lashing out due to guilty feelings.

Those ice cubes were really fake... but give them a break... can you imagine what a continuity nightmare it would have been if they had used real ice.

Mick was willing to die rather than bite Leni. He has such honor.

I could write pages and pages after every episode about Alex O'Loughlin's outstanding performance. He makes it all so real and believable.

In the Dr. Feelgood episode (#1x03), Mick told Beth that he trusts her. Tonight on the verge of dying, he told Leni that he trusts Beth.

That bite scene.... Ooooooooo my! Beth offering her blood willingly. Did you notice her breathing?! :> Mick trying to get her to leave with Leni. Finally, giving in and allowing her to save his life again! Mick ~ "At some point, you're gonna have to stop me." Gave me goosebumps!

I enjoyed the way Mick broke through the door and simply snapped the annoying assassin's neck. So easy for him.

Another unforgettable final scene from Moonlight! I had to use photos of that last scene for my post. Mick leaning on one side of the door, Beth doing the same on the opposite side. Connected, yet separated. Underscored by the haunting melody of Into Dust by Mazzy Star. Perfect!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

TV Guide ~ Which TV Stars Do You Want to See with Their Own Show?

Hi guys........ TV Guide is asking fans to nominate their faves for this poll ~ "Which TV Stars Do You Want to See with Their Own Show?" Not only do they mention Alex O'Loughlin by name, they used this great photograph of him to go with the question. Let them know what you think. Asks
Which TV Stars Do You Want to See with Their Own Show?

It happens all the time: Your favorite TV star's show gets cancelled and he or she disappears for a while.

Or sometimes, you keep seeing awesome actors hop from one show to the next in small guest arcs or supporting roles, but they never get the chance to carry a show. Well now is the time to stand up and give these folks the credit they deserve.

We want to know: Who would you give a show to right now? Whether it's a dreamy hunk like ex-Moonlight star Alex O'Loughlin or a solid backseat actor like Damages' Anastasia Griffith, who would you as a potential network exec want to put your money on?

Tell us which actor gets your vote and why in the comments below. Then, be sure to check back and see if your favorite star makes the list!

Photograph ~ Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) from Moonlight television series

Ratings for Moonlight's 3rd episode on the Sci-Fi Channel

Thanks to Robert Seidman at TV By The Numbers, again, for kindly supplying the ratings info for Moonlight's airing on Sci-Fi last Friday :) We had another slight bump in the numbers. Going up instead of down is a good thing *grin* For the "Out of the Past" episode (#1x02), Moonlight had 1,199 million watchers. The show grabbed 1,262 million this time out. It was the 9th highest ranked series on SciFi for the entire week.

Nielsen ratings for Moonlight tv show's 3rd episode on SciFi Network ~ Dr Feelgood (episode #1x03) ~ on Friday, February 6th, 2009

Number of viewers ~ 1,262 million

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Alex O'Loughlin to appear on episode of Criminal Minds

FINALLY! We've all been waiting for an Alex O'Loughlin sighting on television or the big screen. According to Michael Ausiello @ Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Alex will guest star on a soon to air episode of the CBS show, Criminal Minds. I am thrilled to know we will get some Alex time. It is soooooo important for him to stay out there and be seen. Hollywood has a short memory. This will tide us over until Alex's own show hits the air.... hopefully!

The Ausiello Files
Exclusive: 'Moonlight' vamp Alex O'Loughlin returns to CBS

Finally, I have a bone to throw all you inconsolable Moonlight fans.

The dead drama's central blood sucker, Alex O'Loughlin, is returning to CBS in an upcoming episode of Criminal Minds, sources confirm to me exclusively

The change-of-pace hour, which is tentatively scheduled to air in April, will track a case from the POV of a serial killer, played by O'Loughlin.

This is O'Loughlin's first leap back into TV since Moonlight was laid to rest nine months ago. At press tour last month, CBS president Nina Tassler -- who signed the Aussie hunk to a development deal in August -- hinted that we may see him back on the network "soon" in a new project.

What say you, Moonlight fans? Happy to see O'Loughlin sinking his teeth into another meaty TV role -- even if he's not literally doing so? Sound off below!

Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin appearing at the Paley Center for Media's Moonlight tv show panel in April 2008

Monday, February 9, 2009

Recap of Moonlight's 3rd outing on the Sci-Fi Channel

Spoiler Alert.... This is a recap for Moonlight's Dr. Feelgood episode (#1x03).

I adore this photo of Mick St John and his cool car. How would you like to glance up and see that waiting for you?!?

We learned several things in Dr. Feelgood. Moonlight vamps can eat, but the food just has no taste. In order to be turned, you must be drained to the point of death & then feed your sire's blood. If the sire does not teach the fledgling what it means to be a vamp, things can go horribly wrong. The first thing a newly turned vamp needs is to feed. There are several hundred Vampyres in Los Angeles. However, they do not have a clubhouse. *grin*

When Beth is researching Vampyres online, Josh appears with a little midnight snack. So thoughtful. Back to that vamp lore on Beth's huge computer screen.... Josh obviously notices what she is researching. Beth's new interest in blood drinkers just happens to coincide with meeting Mick. Josh is an intelligent guy. His DA instincts will kick in & you know he will investigate the man who has taken Beth's attention from him.

I know that some people have speculated as to whether or not Mick knew Coraline was a Vampire before she turned him. He makes it quite clear that he had no idea.

Again the plot parallels Mick's life. The loneliness of Gerald Stovsky, our rocket scientist vamp. The doctor being turned against his will.

Laughed out loud at Mick's annoyance with Guillermo sending him so many text messages.

Mick has never needed the Cleaner's services, which means he was discreet even back in his wild days.

Mick is so afraid that Beth will see him as a monster. Since he thinks of himself that way, he can't imagine that she does not.

"And stay in the car means?" hehehehe.....

Alex O'Loughlin has such amazing command of his expressions. Just the look on his face spoke volumes about what he was feeling when Beth exclaimed that the vamp doctor had killed his own wife.

We got another patented Mick "ouch." That always makes me chuckle.

What a heart Mick has.... He tried to reason with the rogue to get him to reconnect with his humanity. That didn't work.

They sedate their patients with some heavy duty meds cuz that lady slept through Dr. Jeff sitting on her bed, chatting and then fighting with Mick! ha!

Mick went to Beth to tell her how he became a Vampire. He chose to put his trust in her. And, he reached out to her this time... placing his hand over hers in the doorway. Great final scene, again!

Photograph ~ Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) lounging against his vintage Mercedes in Moonlight's Dr Feelgood episode (#1x03). Click on the image above for a larger version of the picture.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ratings for Moonlight's 2nd episode on the Sci-Fi Channel

Nielsen ratings for Moonlight tv show's 2nd episode on SciFi Network ~ Out of the Past (episode #1x02) ~ on Friday, January 30th, 2009

Number of viewers ~ 1.199 million

As you will notice, Moonlight's viewership was up slightly from last week's 1.166. For those who wanna compare, Battlestar Galactica's ratings were down a bit to 1.560 million.

Australian Cosmopolitan leaves Alex O'Loughlin off list of Homegrown Hunks

Cosmopolitan Magazine Australia recently complied their list of "Homegrown Hunks." Shockingly, Alex O'Loughlin is not included among the 26 choices! They pick men like the one pictured above (Sorry for singling you out, Curtis Stone)... but... don't recognize Alex's beauty?!? At least, they were smart enough to select Hugh Jackman and Simon Baker. However, Alex is much better looking and sexier than the majority of men on the list. I'm sure that you will agree. Lots of people have already left comments asking why Alex is missing. Click on the link below to see the entire list of "hunks."