Monday, January 24, 2011

Preorder ~ Moonlight novel, Angel of Vengeance, to be released February 1st, 2011!

Exciting news..... Angel of Vengeance will be published and released on February 1st, 2011! YAY! You may use the link below to preorder your copy.

Alex O'Loughlin's tv program, Moonlight, is based on a novel written by the show's co-creator, executive producer and writer, Trevor Munson. He generously posted several chapters online for fans to read. We have been waiting (impatiently ~ ha!) for the entire book to be released ever since.

Those who devoured the initial chapters can attest, the Mick St John (Mick Angel in the book) we meet in the novel is different from our Vampire on television. Of course, that is not surprising to most book lovers. We know that tales are always changed on the way to the screen. In Angel of Vengeance, we discover a darker, grittier story. Still intriguing, of course!

I have no doubt Moonlight fans will make Trevor's book a bestseller. =) Keep in mind.... the sale of the book could not only lead to more Mick novels, it can also show Hollywood that a MOONLIGHT MOVIE would be a hit! Please, spread the word.

Official Amazon description of Moonlight novel, Angel of Vengeance ~

Editorial Reviews Product Description

The novel that inspired the TV series Moonlight puts a twist on the classic Dracula vampire tale and blends it with Chandler hardboiled P.I. detective fiction.

LA-based P.I. and vampire Mick Angel has been hired by a beautiful red-headed burlesque dancer to find her missing sister. But the apparently simple case of a teenage runaway is soon complicated by drug dealers, persistent cops, murder, and Mick’s own past. Mick must learn the hard way what every vampire should know - nothing stays buried for ever, especially not the past.

About the Author

Creator, writer and producer of the vampire TV series Moonlight, Munson is a screenwriter and novelist of both adult and young adult titles.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CW's Dawn Ostroff credits fan letters & emails with influencing decision to air Moonlight

TV Guide interviewed Dawn Ostroff (entertainment chief of the CW Network) regarding the channel's plan to air Moonlight after The Vampire Diaries. She specifically says all the email messages and letters loyal fans of the show continue to send influenced their decision! *cheer* Keep up the good work! Who knows what else Moonlight fans will accomplish. =)

In this article, Alex is also quoted about enjoying the "aggressive, animalistic side of the show."

The CW Sinks Its Teeth Into Moonlight
by Ileane Rudolph

Alex O'Loughlin fans got a bloody good summer treat when the CW acquired all 16 episodes of Moonlight, the Aussie actor's short-lived but beloved vampire detective show. "We get letters and e-mails about Moonlight all the time," says CW entertainment chief Dawn Ostroff. "And so we thought it would be interesting if we aired it following The Vampire Diaries."

Moonlight (Thursdays at 9/8c, The CW) follows the perpetually 30-year-old private investigator Mick St. John (O'Loughlin), his hedonistic buddy Josef (Jason Dohring) and Beth Turner (Sophia Myles), a young reporter whose chemistry with Mick threatens her relationship with her human fiancé. Around to cause trouble: the seductive Coraline (Shannyn Sossamon), who turned Mick on their wedding night six decades earlier.

On tonight's episode, as Mick and Beth track down a dangerous newly formed blood sucker, the potential couple have the conversation. Mick offers the snoopy journalist a primer on all things vampire. But will he reveal his own creepily romantic turning story? And will Beth bolt?

"I love the aggressive, animalistic side of the show," says O'Loughlin, who will star in CBS' buzzworthy remake of Hawaii Five-O in the fall. "I love the genre, the action and the masculinity of the character." The many passionate female fans were "awesome," he says, "but I want my pals to think it's cool." Cool, yeah, and very, very hot.

Photograph ~ Moonlight tv show promo photo of Vampire Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Video ~ Alex O'Loughlin wonders if vamp craze could have saved Moonlight

In an interview with MTV News, Alex O'Loughlin is asked if he feels Moonlight's fate would have been different had it debuted during the current Vampire frenzy. He even jokes that sometimes he sees his own moves when he watches other vamp shows & movies.

'Moonlight' Star Alex O'Loughlin Wonders If 'Twilight' Could Have Helped Save His Vampire Series
by Terri Schwartz

Just when you thought you didn't have enough vampire-related pop culture floating around this summer — what with "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" opening on June 30, the third season of "True Blood" and ABC's new "The Gates" — the CW made an announcement that excited some and shocked other when they decided to air reruns of CBS's short-lived "Moonlight" after summer reruns of "The Vampire Diaries."

The announcement came only a few weeks after we sat down to talk with "Moonlight's" leading man, Alex O'Loughlin, to chat about his romcom "The Back-Up Plan." What with vampires being all the craze nowadays, we figured we would talk to him about his own pre-"Twilight" fanged drama, not knowing how timely the conversation would soon become.

"It's a really cool genre," Alex told us about being a part of a vampire show. "I loved the Anne Rice books when I was younger. I sort of had an idea of the character before I even read the script, I had my own vampire in my head and when I read the 'Moonlight' pilot, my character in that genre, I was like, dude, I know you. I knew how I was going to do it."

Despite a fan base that really supported the show, "Moonlight" was canceled by CBS after its fourth episode back in 2007 and only lasted one season. The show was much more traditional than "Twilight," meaning its vampires were susceptible to sun and silver and slept in coffins. While other shows like "True Blood" and "The Vampire Diaries" have been able to make that classic formula work, its arguably because "The Twilight Saga" revitalized the genre.

"The vampire sort of flavor comes in and out of the entertainment world every so many years. We sort of felt like we were the beginning of this new phase," said Alex when we asked him if, had "Moonlight" debuted after "Twilight" got big, the show would have lasted longer. "I don't know what those answers are, but I loved 'Moonlight.' I put a lot into it and I got a love of amazing fans who still write to me and still rewatch [the show] — we only did a year, you know but they were very invested in the characters and the story. I just don't know, it's speculative. But I thought it was a good show!"

With our culture so infused with vamps, its hard for their not to be some overlap in style and substance, and Alex joked that sometimes he feels that actors or writers have borrowed from him and "Moonlight." "I have vampires in my head all the time," he said with a laugh. "I'm like, 'Hey, I did that before you! That's my move!

Of all the vampire shows and films out now, Alex shared that "True Blood" is his favorite. "It's more than a vampire show," he said. "I like what Alan Ball has done for the show and all of the characters and stuff. The setting is great." And, though Alex's next project is working on the very unsupernatural remake of "Hawaii Five-O," we're crossing our fingers he could potentially make a fanged cameo on one of our favorite vampire shows some day soon.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The CW to rebroadcast Moonlight, paired with The Vampire Diaries

Yes, my friends, the rumors are true ~ The CW will be rerunning Moonlight Season One this summer, following repeats of The Vampire Diaries. It begins airing on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 at 8:00 PM Central Time / 9:00 PM Eastern Time

by CW News

Acclaimed Vampire Series starring Alex O’Loughlin Joins “The Vampire Diaries” On Thursday Nights Beginning June 3

Summer just got a lot scarier on The CW. The network will air the acclaimed drama MOONLIGHT on Thursday nights beginning June 3. MOONLIGHT will air from 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET, following encore episodes of the first season of the The CW’s hit drama, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES.

On MOONLIGHT, Mick St. John (Alex O’Loughlin) is a captivating, charming and immortal private investigator from Los Angeles, who defies the traditional blood-sucking norms of his vampire tendencies by using his wit and powerful supernatural abilities to help the living. In a life-altering twist of fate, Mick was “bitten” 60 years ago by his new bride, the seductive Coraline (Shannyn Sossamon). Forever 30 years of age, Mick’s as handsome and charismatic as the day he was “turned,” and he eschews others of his kind who view humans only as a source of nourishment. With only a handful of like-minded confidantes for company, including the eternally young, wealthy and mischievous Josef (Jason Dohring), a hedge fund trader who relishes his uniqueness, Mick fills his infinite days protecting the living. One night years ago, a single act of kindness changed Mick when he saved a young girl’s life, making him want to be a better vampire. Now their paths cross again and Mick develops a distinctive bond with Beth Turner (Sophia Myles), who has grown into a beautiful, ambitious internet investigative reporter. Reconnecting with her unleashes feelings Mick knows he can’t pursue without ex posing that part of him that would make him a monster in Beth’s eyes. As Mick lives between two realities, fighting his adversaries among the undead and falling in love, he discovers the mysteries and pleasures that a valuable life has to offer.

Photograph ~ Vampire Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) and reporter Beth Turner (Sophia Myles) in promo photograph for Moonlight TV Show

Alex O'Loughlin's Hawaii Five-O reboot officially picked up by CBS

Not surprisingly, CBS has given the green light to Alex O'Loughin's new tv show. As you know, it is the remake of Hawaii Five-O. Many have speculated about whether or not Alex will be trying to step into Jack Lord's shoes, or create a totally different character. That is mentioned in this great article by Mari-Ela David.

Alex's program will air on Monday nights at 9:00 PM Central Time / 10:00 PM Eastern Time.

CBS picks up new Hawaii Five-O series
By Mari-Ela David
Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - 'Hawaii Five-O', take two! In showbiz slang, the Five-O pilot has been picked up.

That means the episode filmed here in March will be on CBS in prime time this fall.

That could also mean big bucks for Hawaii's production industry and tourism.

At Big City Diner at Ward on some of their TV screens, there were re-runs of the original 'Hawaii Five-O' playing. Folks there said they're excited about the remake although some say they're a little skeptical.

"It won't be the same, but maybe it'll be better, we'll see. I'll check it out," said Sandra Blazel, a fan who says she used to watch the show whenever she felt homesick while off to college on the mainland.

"I was in the Marines and it was a hot show and it's just great to have it back. I hope it's as good as it was," said Gary Mynatt, a fan.

Alex O'Loughlin will take over Jack Lord's shoes, and 'Lost' celebrity Daniel Dae Kim will star as Chin Ho Kelly. Jean Smart, famous for playing Charlene in the sitcom "Designing Women" has been cast as Hawaii's governor.

This past March, the new 'Hawaii Five-O' shot pilot episodes all over Oahu, including Chinatown, Downtown Honolulu, and inside the post office on Richards Street.

"My knee jerk reaction is fantastic! Fantastic for Hawaii! Because this gives us an opportunity to be in the mainstream of television," said Al Harrington, who played Detective Ben Kokua in the original Five-O, which aired on CBS from 1968 to 1980, making it one of the longest running crime shows on American TV.

Harrington says the drama exposed Hawaii to the world.

"People used to think that Pearl Harbor was some place in the Caribbean. There was a lot of misconceptions," he said.

Harrington hopes the remake will continue to portray Hawaii as it really is.

"I just wish them the very best. And I hope that if they need an old actor, come see Al Harrington," he said chuckling.

The challenge is how to cater the show to this generation without compromising the integrity of the classic Five-O.

Rumor has it that O'Loughlin will actually play Steve McGarrett's son.

"Perhaps you've heard it's not really a new Jack Lord character but part of that family and you might be right about that but I think we have to wait and see when the up fronts come out on Wednesday," said Georja Skinner from the Hawaii Film Office.

Skinner says pre-production starts in mid-June, and shooting starts mid-July.

Exact numbers aren't in yet but the state says the new version of 'Hawaii Five-O' could bring in more than a million dollars per year to Hawaii's economy. That's based on how much revenue the series 'Lost' raked in.

Honolulu mayor Mufi Hannemann applauded the decision to green light the series.

"The City and County of Honolulu pulled out all the stops to assist with the making of the new pilot episode because a network television series translates into significant economic development for Hawaii. We look forward to supporting the production as it goes forward into series" said Hannemann in a statement.

Photographs ~ Alex O'Loughlin and Daniel Dae Kim

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Storm =(

Hi all ~

The sky went dark this afternoon just as a wrathful hail storm materialized out of no where. It mercilessly bashed my sweet, lil car. Busting out the front and rear windshields, as well as creating deep dents every where. The back part of my car is mostly glass.... completely gone! The storm also bashed me. I have bruises and angry, red welts developing all over my body from rushing out in it. Tree branches are littering the yard. I'll know more about the damage to my car, home, etc when the fury abates.

I have already heard from so many of you who learned that a vicious storm had hit Oklahoma City. Thank you for the amazing care and concern! You are the best!

=( Kandye

Monday, March 29, 2010

Video ~ Official trailer for Alex O'Loughlin's new movie ~ The Back-Up Plan

This video is the official movie trailer for Alex O'Loughlin's upcoming film, The Back-Up Plan. As I'm sure you know, it is a romantic comedy with Jennifer Lopez. It's set to be released on Friday, April 23rd, 2010 in the US.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Video ~ Happy Valentine's Day from Alex O'Loughlin

A quick video of Alex O'Loughlin wishing everyone a happy Valentine's Day, as well as plugging his upcoming movie, The Back-Up Plan.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Breaking News ~ Alex O'loughlin will star in Hawaii Five-O remake

Entertainment Weekly reporter, Michael Ausiello, has announced that Alex O'Loughlin accepted CBS' offer to star in their remake of Hawaii Five-O! What do you think, my friends? Will you be watching?

Pilot Intel: O’Loughlin booked for 'Hawaii Five-0'
EW - by Michael Ausiello

They booked him!

CBS has successfully persuaded Alex O’Loughlin to headline its in-the-works remake of Hawaii Five-0, sources confirm.

O’Loughlin will play Det. Steve McGarrett, the role originated by Jack Lord.

This marks CBS’ third partnership with the in-demand actor. Their previous efforts, Moonlight and Three Rivers, both ended after one season.

Earlier this week, Lost’s Daniel Dae Kim was tapped to join the Hawaii cast in the role of state police officer Chin Ho Kelly.

The update is being shepherded by Fringe writer-producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, as well as CSI: NY e.p. Peter Lenkov.

Thoughts? Will the third time be the charm for CBS and O’Loughlin?’loughlin-booked-hawaii-five-0/

Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin (Stan) in a promo photo from his upcoming film The Back-Up Plan

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Is the Hawaii Five-O remake next for Alex O'Loughlin?

Since CBS canceled Alex O'Loughlin's latest show, Three Rivers, there has been much speculation about what his next project will be. Hopes abound that Moonlight will rise again, either on television or movie screens. We knew that CBS did not want to let him go. Today, Michael Ausiello (of Entertainment Weekly) is reporting that the network is trying to interest Alex in a remake of Hawaii Five-O. Please, discuss and share your opinion by leaving comments on Michael's post &/or here.

CBS eyeing Alex O'Loughlin for 'Hawaii Five-O'
by Michael Ausiello

Will the third time be the charm for CBS and Alex O’Loughlin?

Undeterred by the back-to-back failures of Moonlight and Three Rivers, The Eye net is courting O’Loughlin to headline the freshly-greenlit remake of Hawaii Five-O, sources confirm.

“Talks are ongoing,” says the insider. “CBS really wants to do another series with him.”

The original Five-O — which starred Jack Lord as Det. Steve McGarrett — ran on CBS from 1968-1980. The update is being shepherded by Fringe writer-producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, as well as CSI: NY e.p. Peter Lenkov.

At press tour last week, CBS president Nina Tassler reiterated her strong desire to stay in business with O’Loughlin. “We love him,” she said, “and want him to stay around a long time.”

What do you think? Should CBS book O’Loughlin for Five-O? Or are you still holding out hope for a Moonlight resurrection? Sound off below!

Photograph ~ Actor Alex O'Loughlin ~ photographed by Janet Mayer

Sunday, January 10, 2010

TV Guide ~ Sexiest TV and Movie Vampires

Since the latest Vampire flick, Daybreakers, premiered this weekend, TV Guide decided to release their list of "Sexiest TV & Movie Vampires." Of course, they included Moonlight's yummy Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) among the hot fanged ones! ;> Let me know what you think of their choices, &/or the Vampyres you can't believe didn't make the cut.

Uh, are they serious about Maximilian (Eddie Murphy) from Vampire in Brooklyn and Mark Kendall (Jim Carrey) in Once Bitten?!??!? Two really gorgeous
& deserving vamps could have used those wasted spots. I suspect the list makers were trying to be different by not selecting every Vampire who is normally automatically included ~ such as Brad Pitt's Louis, David Boreanaz's Angel, Alexander Skarsgård's Eric, etc.

A few that made their list......... Spike (James Marsters) of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) from the Underworld film series, Blade (Wesley Snipes), the brothers (Damon & Stefan Salvatore ~ Ian Somehalder and Paul Wesley) from The Vampire Diaries, Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Santanico Pandemonium (Salma Hayek) in From Dusk Till Dawn, Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) Bram Stoker's Dracula and ~ I know you will be completely shocked by this pick ~ Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) in the Twilight series.

TV Guide
Mick St. John (Alex O'Loughlin), Moonlight

A modern, gentlemanly vampire, private investigator Mick refuses to let go of his humanity entirely. Unlike other vampires, he refuses to hunt women and children, and even drinks blood from the morgue. Oh, and he's just so dreamy!

Photograph ~ Moonlight's Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) wet from his bath in the Fever episode (#1x04)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

CBS boss weighs in on Moonlight’s possible RESURRECTION

Uplifting news today, my friends! Matt Mitovich asked Nina Tassler about the possible return of Moonlight. She admits to discussing it with Joel Silver recently! Also, not surprisingly, Tassler says CBS wants to hang onto Alex O'Loughlin.

I find it funny that she makes the exact same point we've been screaming since our series was canceled........ Namely, CBS could have been in the forefront of the Vampire craze with an established show, amazing cast & writers, and a hugely popular leading man in Alex! Instead, they made the unbelievable decision to cancel Moonlight *sigh*

You have done such an excellent job of keeping Moonlight alive in the thoughts of entertainment reporters/bloggers, network exes, Silver Productions, Warner Bros, etc etc. Demonstrating how loyal and dedicated Moonlight fans are to our show! I am so proud of you :)

For those who want to join in sending postcards, letters and emails, I have posted the addresses for the WB, Silver Productions, et al in previous posts on my blog.

CBS Boss Weighs In On ‘Moonlight’s Possible Resurrection
by Matt Webb Mitovich

Will CBS jump on the bloodsucking bandwagon and bring ‘Moonlight‘ back to life?

Sources tell Fancast that one of the former vampire drama’s producers and a few original cast members have been approached by CBS and producer Warner Bros. TV about making another go of it.

And really, who could blame CBS for now second-guessing its decision to snuff the series two years ago, given the success of the ‘Twilight’ movies, HBO’s ‘True Blood‘ and now The CW’s ‘Vampire Diaries‘?

Fancast asked CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler about the latest buzz, and whether ‘Moonlight 2.0′ could serve as a means to keep the very popular Alex O’Loughlin on the network’s payroll.

“I just want to say one thing – who was out there first with vampires?” she at first responded. “Who was out there first?”

So…? Might Mick St. John resurface for another “bite”?

“['Moonlight' executive producer] Joel Silver and I were talking about it the other day – but we talk about a lot of things,’ Tassler told us. Any possible ‘Moonlight’ rebirth would be a ways down the line, however, seeing as “we’re about to pick up all of our [2010-11 season] pilots,” Tassler stressed.

One way or another, CBS is determined to find a new project for Alex O’Loughlin, whose ‘Three Rivers’ has been canceled, Tassler confirmed on Saturday.

“We love [Alex] and want him to stay around for a long time,” she said.

As for why the organ donation-themed medical drama failed to draw an adequate audience despite the Aussie actor’s ardent and vocal following, she offered, “‘Moonlight’ was a much more [O'Loughlin]-centric show, whereas ‘Three Rivers’ was more of an ensemble.” She then added, “Some shows find their legs earlier than others.”

Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin on the red carpet for the premiere of his film, Whiteout (in Los Angeles) ~ photographed by Valerie Macon

Hello 2010!

I hope the New Year is treating you well so far! You have my best wishes for good health, tremendous joy, grand success and amazing adventures :) I, for one, am not sad to see 2009 take its leave. Perhaps, 2010 will be kinder.

Monday, November 30, 2009

CBS has canceled Three Rivers

Uh oh! CBS has canceled Three Rivers. Poor Alex! Unfortunately, he has been down this road before with our beloved Moonlight :(

CBS Pulls the Plug on Three Rivers
by Natalie Abrams

Once again, adoring fans must say farewell to
Alex O'Loughlin: His new medical drama, Three Rivers, has been canceled, has confirmed.

Effective immediately, the network will air repeats of
Criminal Minds and NCIS: Los Angeles instead of the organ-donor drama.

Rivers will complete production on all 13 episodes from the show's original order, but no decisions have been made on whether they will air.

The cancelation news would be more of a blow to CBS if it hadn't had such a successful fall with NCIS: LA and
The Good Wife. Rivers has been flatlining in the ratings, drawing an average of 7.5 million viewers, compared to Wife and LA's 13.7 million and 17.5 million respective averages.

What are you going to miss more: Alex O'Loughlin or Three Rivers?

Photograph ~ Dr Sophia Jordan (Alfre Woodard) and Dr Andy Yablonski (Alex O'Loughlin) from Three Rivers television series

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New video interview with Alex O'Loughlin

This video is of a new interview with Alex O'Loughlin. It was created for the international marketing of his tv show, Three Rivers.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New time slot for Three Rivers this Sunday

Alex O'Loughlin's new tv show, Three Rivers, will air in a new time slot on Sunday (November 22nd, 2009). The series is changing places with Cold Case this weekend. Then, it is supposed to go back to its regularly scheduled time period. Alex posted the info on his MySpace page to make sure his fans were up to date.

Three Rivers Television Program
Sunday, 11/22/09
9:00 PM Central Time
10:00 PM Eastern & Pacific Time
CBS Network

Photograph ~ Three Rivers tv show cast ~ Dr Andy Yablonski (Alex O'Loughlin), Dr David Lee (Daniel Henney) and Dr Miranda Foster (Katherine Moennig) ~ in a series promo photo

Friday, November 13, 2009

Video ~ Alex O'Loughlin interview from The Bonnie Hunt Show

This video shows Alex O'Loughlin's interview on The Bonnie Hunt Show. Of course, he was there to promote his new tv show, Three Rivers. However, Bonnie mentions Moonlight in his introduction....... "Before Twilight, our next guest got our blood pumping as a sexy Vampire on Moonlight! Now, he's traded in his fangs for some scrubs." :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Alex O'Loughlin & Jason Dohring on list of Hottest Male Vampires

Both of our Moonlight boys, Alex O'Loughlin & Jason Dohring, are on the list of 20 Hottest Male Vampires. However, you may be surprised by where they placed....... Mick St John is #14 and Josef Kostan/Konstantin ranked higher at #8!

Other sexy, fang bearing men who made the cut include ~ Aidan Turner who plays Mitchell (Being Human), James Marsters as Spike (Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Angel), Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman (True Blood), Ian Somerhalder who is bad boy Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries), no surprise seeing Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen on the list (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse), from the same films Kellen Lutz as Emmett Cullen, Brad Pitt as Louis de Pointe du Lac (Interview with a Vampire). Ethan Hawke, as Edward, is chosen even though the movie Daybreakers has yet to be released. I wanna see that too!

To check out the entire list, see where your favorite Vampire placed, who is number one and voice your opinion by following the link below.

The Vampire Craze: An In Depth Analysis Of The Hottest Male Vampires

Brace yourselves.

This may come as a complete shock.

Vampires are sort of, what's the word, in right now. I mean, if you haven't been living in Antarctica this past year, you may have noticed a very obvious trend. Remember way back in the day when every guy wanted to be Neo from The Matrix because he had that cool trench coat and could do sweet flips? Those days are long gone. Today it's all about fangs and an aversion to sunlight. Goth is back. Pale is the new tan.

And really, we shouldn't be all that surprised. Vampires are hot. They don't age. They look good in black. Some of them have inner-turmoil issues. Granted, they drink blood and that's kind of gross, but so are hot dogs and most of us love those. Who are we to judge?

Let's embrace this trend. Instead of rolling our eyes at the plethora of Twilight memorabilia lining the walls of every store, let's take a moment and analyze why there is so much Twilight memorabilia lining the walls of every store. And I'm not talking about dissecting the literary merits of the books (because what would I write about after the first paragraph?). Instead, I want to focus purely on sex appeal (you know, what's important). Costume and make-up designers work hard to create these gorgeous male bloodsuckers, and it's time to give them credit where credit is due. Here's a countdown of the greatest, most stunning, most please-bite-me-now creatures of the night ever. I'll tell you what works, what doesn't work, and why I want - no, need - to be alone in a dark alley with them.

14. Alex O'Loughlin as Mick St. John in Moonlight

You know, once in awhile it's nice to encounter a vampire who does something truly productive with his super strength, years of knowledge, and stunning good looks. Mick St. John is one such vampire. Instead of sitting around being all, "Oh man, it sucks that I love blood and have to stay young and beautiful forever," he made the choice to go out and seek redemption through helping the helpless, err, I know what you're thinking. This is sounding a lot like another vampire we all know and love who is a P.I. and helps the helpless for redemptive purposes. That other vampire aside, Mick's desire to do what's right, coupled with his ability to brood like nobody's business, makes him a very attractive undead American to watch.

8. Jason Dohring as Josef Kostan in Moonlight

He might not have been the title character in Moonlight , but Jason Dohring playing good vampire Josef Kostan made quite the impression on me. Perhaps (read: certainly) this stems from my longtime love of the tragically canceled television show Veronica Mars and, consequently, the character of Logan Echolls (played by Jason Dohring). However, despite this admittedly blinding obsession, I think my choice stands strong. In Moonlight , Dohring plays a 400-year old vampire with remarkable ease and depth. Strutting around in expensive suits, living in luxurious mansions, and taking his pick of any girl he wants, Josef is probably the envy of most guys. And who can blame them? In the show, he comes off as suave, smart, and wonderfully sexy, so much so that he has a gaggle of girls just lining up to give him their blood. And guys, I think we can all agree that there's something to be said about a vampire who gets his blood handed to him not through hypnotic vampire tricks or hunting, but through money and good looks.

Thanks to Sara for making sure we all knew about this :)

Photograph #1 ~ Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) in a series promo picture for Moonlight tv show

Photograph #2 ~ Josef Kostan (Jason Dohring) in a series promo photo for Moonlight television program

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Three Rivers TV Show premieres tonight

Finally! Alex O'Loughlin's new tv show ~ Three Rivers ~ debuts tonight on CBS. I can't wait to see it..... and to hear what y'all think of it :)

Synopsis of tonight's pilot episode (Place of Life #1x01) ~

A team of Pittsburgh surgeons perform organ transplants and deal with the emotionally complex lives of the recipients. In the opener, a pregnant woman suffers a heart attack and is told she must undergo a heart transplant in order to save her life and the life of her unborn child.

Three Rivers television series
Premiere : October 4th, 2009
CBS Network
8:00 PM Central Time
9:00 PM Eastern Time

Photograph ~ Series promo photo of the cast from new medical drama, Three Rivers

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Live Q&A with Alex O'Loughlin

Who wants to chat with Alex O'Loughlin? I thought so *wink* Thanks to the lovely folks at TV.Com you will have that chance tomorrow ~ 10/01/09 @ 12:00 PM (Noon) Pacific Time (USA)! Here is the info Edlyn was kind enough to share with us :)

Three Rivers chat with Alex O'Loughlin

Join us on Thursday, October 1 at 12 p.m. PDT for a live chat with Alex O'Loughlin from CBS's new fall drama, Three Rivers !

Alex O'Loughlin, the star of CBS’s new fall drama Three Rivers, will join us for a live Q&A chat in anticipation of the show’s pilot premiere on Sunday, October 4 at 9 p.m. PDT. The new drama is set in a hospital specializing in donor organs and transplants.

We’ll try our best to post as many questions as we can, but in order to keep the conversation flowing and easy to follow, every question or comment may not be posted. Think of this event as similar to a live Q&A.

Photograph ~ Doctor Andy Yablonski (Alex O'Loughlin) in a promo photo for the new medical drama, Three Rivers

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Video ~ Alex O'Loughlin on Craig Ferguson's show

In this video, you will see the oooo so handsome Alex O'Loughlin in his interview on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night.... er.... uh.... I mean this morning since it aired just after Midnight.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Another Alex Update!

Alex O'Loughlin has sent another new message to his fans. He really tries to keep us up to date on his busy life. Not only is he working on several projects, he mentions being asked to throw out the first pitch @ the Dodgers vs Pirates game (on Tuesday, September 15th, 2009). I hope some Moonlight fans in the area get to see him. Sounds like Alex is gaining a bit of the popularity he deserves.

Me Again

Dear All,

As I write this I am conscious of the fact that I feel like I say the same things in every blog I send out to you all... "Thank you-Thank you-Thank you". I haven't stopped for so long and it kind of seems like my birthday came and went really quickly this year. But it wasn't without THE most ridiculous influx of gifts, cards, and the usual, wonderful support I am slowly becoming accustomed to from all of you. My ever loyal and loving fans.

So I guess I'll just say it again..


Three Rivers has me very busy everyday and with the upcoming release of Whiteout I have found myself working every weekend too, busy with promotions & publicity in an attempt to launch the show and support the movie. I am very excited about both.

But the thing I am most excited about is the opportunity Three Rivers has presented for me to get back to some community service. I am now a spokesperson, and soon to start my training to become an ambassador for Donate Life America. It is such an important cause and one that so many of us could do with a little more information on.

I am now officially an organ, eye and tissue donor and have my little DLA card to keep in my wallet. (god forbid anything ever happen that would put it into action!) That being said, and again...touch wood...I now have the chance to give the gift of life, which I believe is the greatest gift of all.

On another note, and FYI, I will be doing the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson again on Labor Day (to air that night I think) and it looks like I'll pitch the first ball of the Dodgers-Pirates game on September 15th so wish me luck. I had some pitching practice today at the stadium and apparently I can throw a ball. Haha. Not at 100 MPH though. ;)

Guys, thanks for a really terrific birthday. You make me feel like I'm never alone.

Be well. Be safe.

All my love,
Alex. x

Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin from TV Guide's Sexiest TV Stars photo shoot ~ image by Rodolfo Martinez

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Alex O'Loughlin will be on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Alex O'Loughlin will appear on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in a week. YEA! It airs here (on CBS) at 12:07am on September 8th, 2009. Check your local listings for the exact time & date in your area.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Video ~ Alex O'Loughlin interviewed about his film, Whiteout

This video is of Alex O'Loughlin talking about his soon to be released movie, Whiteout. By the way, the film will be out on Friday, September 11th, 2009.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gratitude from Alex O'Loughlin

I think Alex O'Loughlin is trying to tell his fans something in this message, but I'm not sure what he's attempting to say *wink* Hehehehe.......

best birthday ever


Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin (Mick St John) on the red carpet for Moonlight's panel at Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles, CA

Monday, August 24, 2009

Alex O'Loughlin's Birthday

Happy, happy birthday to Alex O'Loughlin! August 24th is his day. You can send him your well wishes on his MySpace page.....

Note : If you are not already Alex's friend on MySpace, you will have to send him a request & be approved before you can leave him a message.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Alex O'Loughlin on another list of hottest Vampires

Entertainment Weekly has created a list of their 14 hottest Vampires. Our sexy vamp, Mick St John, is included ~ of course! No one could take EW's picks seriously if they left off Alex O'Loughlin.

A few of the other Vampyres from the list ~ Spike from Angel & Buffy the Vampire Slayer (James Marsters), not surprising... Angel of Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel, Louis de Pointe du Lac in Interview with the Vampire (Brad Pitt), Mitchell on Being Human (Aidan Turner), another preordained choice.... Edward Cullen from the Twilight franchise (Robert Pattinson, True Blood's Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) & Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), etc. The new CW tv series, The Vampire Diaries, has not even hit the air... but... Ian Somerhalder (who plays Damon Salvatore on that show) made the cut.

Entertainment Weekly Magazine
Ultimate Hotties

14 Hot Vampires: The Men

Mick St. John on Moonlight (2007-2008)

The show only lasted one season, but memories of Mick's gratuitous shirtless scenes will live on and on. As will [SPOILER ALERT] thoughts of when he was turned back into a vampire by Josef (Jason Dohring) after he'd finally gotten his wish of becoming human. (We're speaking of the heartbreaking single tear O'Loughlin shed, not the heart-pounding homoeroticism.),,20153312_20153315_20294968_7,00.html

Photograph ~ Temporarily human Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) enjoying a bit of bare chested sun on the beach in Moonlight's Fated to Pretend episode (#1x13)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Moonlight finally returns to Aussie television

More fab news! We all remember the frustration our Aussie friends felt last year when Channel 9 abruptly stopped airing Moonlight midway through season one at 12:04 (episode #1x08). Moonlight is returning to Australian television! It's about time! For this outing, our show will air on Channel Nine's new network, called GO! Instead of starting up with the next episode (Fleur De Lis #1x09), GO! is beginning from ~ well ~ the beginning *grin* Moonlight's pilot episode (No Such Thing as Vampires #1x01) hits on Thursday, August 13th, 2009 @ 9:30 pm.

Moonlight TV Series
Thursday Nights
9:30 PM
GO! Network

Monday, August 10, 2009

Video ~ Alex O'Loughlin interviewed for Moonlight's UK debut

In honor of Moonlight returning to tv screens in the UK tonight, I am reposting this video. The clip shows Alex O'Loughlin being interviewed before our show originally premiered in the UK.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Moonlight returns to television in the UK

Virgin 1 is bringing Alex O'Loughlin's show Moonlight back to television screens in the UK! *cheer* Season One will be shown starting from the pilot episode (No Such Thing as Vampires #1x01). The series begins airing on Monday, August 10th, 2009 @ 9:00 pm.

Moonlight TV Show
Monday Nights
9:00 PM
Freeview Virgin 1 Network

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Update message from Alex O'Loughlin

Hey all....... Alex O'Loughlin has sent a sweet new message to update all his fans :)

Its been a while

Hi everybody.

Well it certainly has been a minute since I last wrote you all, but I am glad to say that it's because I literally have not stopped working since we last spoke. I finished The Backup Plan a few days ago and flew straight back to LA to start production on Three Rivers, which is where I am now.

The film experence was wonderful! We were very lucky to have the team of producers & the director that we had and I would work with them all again tomorrow! It was nothing but positive.

Our director and leader, Alan Poul was as good as you can get. Very intelligent, funny, sensative to everyone's needs and a true visionary. I think we might just have a decent little film on our hands! ;)

Many of you have sent me messages full of questions about Jennifer and how I found working with her, and I appreciate your enthusiasm.

Jennifer is a very private person and I respect that, so what I will tell you is that she is all the good things you could possibly imagine her to be. Funny, smart, generous, always prepared, very professional, always punctual... and of course, beautiful.

Thank you all so much for the constant support. It can be difficult to reach you all personally and individually, but none of your love and hard work ever goes unnoticed or unappreciated. It is something in my life that helps me find the energy I don't always think I have, to get through another long work day and stay inspired. Without you all it would be kind of pointless so, again, thank you.

All my love
Alex O'Loughlin x

Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin in a behind the scenes picture from the TV Guide Sexiest stars photo shoot ~ image by Rodolfo Martinez

Monday, July 27, 2009

Video ~ Alex O'Loughlin & Jennifer Lopez film a kissing scene

This behind the scenes video gives us a peek of Alex O'Loughlin (Stan) and Jennifer Lopez (Zoe) filming a kissing scene on the set of their upcoming movie, The Back-Up Plan.

Update ~ Unfortunately, this clip has been removed from YouTube :(

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Does CBS realize canceling Moonlight was a mistake?

Today, Parade Magazine featured an inquiry sent in by a Moonlight fan asking if CBS knows what a blunder they made in canceling our show. We all knew the reasoning behind the network signing Alex O'Loughlin to a talent holding deal so quickly.

Personality Parade Cancelled TV Series

Question ~ Does CBS realize that canceling its vampire series Moonlight with Alex O’Loughlin was a mistake?— Sandy Bleiss, Bartlett, Tenn.

Answer ~ Yes. Our sources tell us that the outcry was so great that CBS took steps to bring O’Loughlin back into the fold. CBS Films cast him opposite Jennifer Lopez in The Back-Up Plan, and this fall he’ll star as a doctor in a new medical series, Three Rivers. Is there a cancelled TV series you’d like to see revived?

Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin on the red carpet at TV Guide's Sexiest Stars party

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Teaser movie poster for The Back-Up Plan & a new interview

Reporter Bob Thompson recently interviewed Jennifer Lopez on the set of The Back-Up Plan. While he was there, he spoke to Alex O'Loughlin too. We heard that Jennifer was involved in picking her co-star. In this interview, she confirms that she had cast approval and... smart girl... she knew Alex was the guy for the job!

I will print part of the chat here. You can read the entire interview by following the link below.

Also, as I'm sure you already noticed, above you will see the newly released teaser poster for the movie :)

Jennifer Lopez returns with a back-up plan
by Bob Thompson @ Canwest News Service

LOS ANGELES — Jennifer Lopez seems at home as she wanders the hallowed halls of Radford Studios, originally built in this San Fernando Valley enclave as the cinema home for silent film greats Charlie Chaplin and The Keystone Cops.

More recently, the sound stage complex housed the long running TV sitcoms Seinfeld and That '70s Show, among many others. And now it's home to JLo who is determined to revive her film career with the romantic comedy The Back-Up Plan, which she's currently filming here.

In the Alan Poul-directed movie set to open early next year, Lopez plays Zoe, a freethinking Manhattan woman who decides to go it alone as a single parent. She's conceiving twins through artificial insemination when she meets whom she believes might be Mister Right (Alex O'Loughlin), even if he has some reservations.

That story's not much of a leap for Lopez. She's the devoted wife of Marc Anthony, her Mister Right, and the caring mother to fraternal twins Max and Emme, born to her on Feb. 22, 2008.

Lopez agrees it was easy to identify with the screenplay. Still, the 39-year-old had misgivings about returning to the grind after tending to her real-life babies, which accompany her to most of The Back-Up Plan locations around the city.

"I don't think it is any big secret that I love romantic comedies," says Lopez who is joined for the chat by her co-star O'Loughlin. "I chose this specific movie because I thought it was funny and romantic and it had a little bit of a naughty edge to it."

Not surprisingly, she also had cast approval and lots to say in selecting co-star O'Loughlin, the Australian actor best known for his detective role in The Shield and private investigator and vampire in the now cancelled Moonlight series.

Her assessment? She says she decided he had lots of charm, but more critically O'Loughlin had the strength of character to stand up to the strong-willed Lopez on screen.

As it was, she knew she would be a force in the part. "Having been pregnant and having my own kids I responded right away to my character," she admits. "But then I hadn't been on a set for 26 months."

So she had to take it slow and easy those for the first few weeks on The Back-Up Plan. "It was nerve-racking," confesses Lopez smiling. "I thought maybe I would forget how to do it right."

"But she didn't," assures O'Loughlin, who says he's been impressed with her commitment to detail in general and her comedic timing specifically.

Shrugging off the compliment, Lopez says she's accustomed to being under-estimated whether it's on a sound stage or in a recording studio.

Over-exposed by public displays of exaggeration? She became accustomed to that as well.

For nearly a decade, the singer and actress unintentionally provided gossipy fodder for sensationalists around the world.

Almost everybody knows the turmoil she's experienced, whether the incidents were overblown or not. There were her failed marriages, the Sean Combs nightlife clubbing phase, and the wild and wacky 'Bennifer' engagement to Ben Affleck that became infamously disengaged.

So that's her baggage real or imagined. And O'Loughlin's asked the obvious because of it.

What's it like acting opposite somebody so famous?

As he tries to explain himself, Lopez's goading him to come clean with what he really thinks.

"Believe it or not I didn't have any pre-conceived ideas," he says. "She's smoking hot and super famous."

"And for someone as iconic as you are," adds O'Loughlin, pausing as he looks at Lopez who interrupts him with "I want to hear the second part of that sentence."

"OK, I think of you as a grounded person who's got all of her stuff down at work," he says, looking relieved he's finished without more good-natured taunting by Lopez.

Image ~ Teaser movie poster for The Back-Up Plan film. Click on the image to see a bigger graphic.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Criminal Minds episode featuring Alex O'Loughlin to rerun on Wednesday

Programming note........ For those who missed it, or just wanna watch again. Alex O'Loughlin guest starred as a serial killer, named Vincent, on the television series Criminal Minds. His episode (The Big Wheel #4x22) aired back in April. Alex is so good in the role! You can catch a rerun of it on Wednesday night, July 15th, 2009. The video above is the promo commercial for Alex's episode of the show.

Criminal Minds
8:00 PM Central Time
9:00 PM Eastern & Pacific Time

Official synopsis ~ When the team is sent a videotape from a serial killer detailing one of his crimes, they discover a hidden message asking them to help him stop his murderous ways, on CRIMINAL MINDS television series, on CBS.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thanks for thinking of me!

It is my turn to say "THANK YOU! " I don't know how you found out about my birthday being in July. Of course, I shouldn't be surprised. You are so thoughtful and resourceful. I have received heaps of sweet emails, as well as real life cards and gifts :) You certainly know how to lift my spirits! Kisses!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Video ~ ET interviews Alex O'Loughlin & Jennifer Lopez on the set of The Back-Up Plan

In this video, Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier interviews Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin and Cesar Millan (of The Dog Whisperer tv show). The chats took place on the set of their movie, The Back-Up Plan. Alex only pops in for a moment, but is his usual charming self :) We also get to see two quick glimpses of their scenes in the film.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Sci Fi Wire ~ Another article mentions a possible Moonlight Movie

Sci Fi Wire is the news service of the Sci-Fi Channel... now called Syfy, by the way. An interesting article is on their website. Moonlight fans, get ready to have your hearts race!

As you know, our show won the Saturn Award for Best Television Series Release on DVD. Co-executive producer, Harry Werksman, accepted the trophy. He also answered an entertainment reporter's questions regarding a Moonlight movie. *gulp* We've all been hoping and dreaming of this possibility. According to Harry, "I think what we were going to try and do is to have the movie encapsulate the entire second season..." He goes on to say that, not only did he speak to Alex O'Loughlin about a film version of Moonlight, but Alex asked him "When are we going to do the movie?" Please, oooo please, oooo please :)

The article states that Moonlight repeats are showing on SciFi each Friday evening. However, our show is not currently on the channel's Friday night schedule. Yellow highlighted text is my emphasis.

Could a movie version of the vampire TV show Moonlight rise from the dead?
By Fred Topel

The recent vampire craze born of Twilight and True Blood came a bit too late to save CBS' Moonlight: The vampire detective series was canceled after one season. But it won a Saturn Award for best series on DVD last week, and executive producer Harry Werksman offered fans some hope that a Moonlight movie could offer some closure.

"Well, we were setting up in the end of our first season that there was a coming war," Werksman said in an exclusive interview at the awards ceremony in Burbank, Calif. "There was the family from which Coraline came, and it was a royal bloodline of vampires that Mick had been brought into, very much unwanted on his part. I think what we were going to try and do is to have the movie encapsulate the entire second season of the coming war."

The series chronicled the casework of detective Mick St. John (Alex O'Loughlin), who could solve crimes committed by vampires. He was dealing with his own issues with an ex, Coraline (Shannyn Sossamon), who turned him without his consent, and a 400-year-old vamp (Jason Dohring), who butted in with underworld politics.

Of course, a movie would require the entire cast to return, and after the show's cancellation, they all booked new gigs. "You know, unfortunately, I think that everyone has kind of moved on," Werksman said.

One medium that does not need actors, however, is comic books. "No, they don't need actors," Werksman said. "We could always do comic books, graphic novels, that's true."

A movie is not out of the question, though, because lead actor O'Loughlin has told Werksman he's still interested. "I know I talked to Alex just a couple weeks ago, after Three Rivers got picked up, and I was congratulating him," he said. "He's like, 'When are we going to do the movie?' I said, 'I don't know, man. Any time you're ready.'"

Moonlight: The Complete Series is available on DVD; reruns currently air on SCI FI Channel Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Photograph ~ Vampire Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) and Beth Turner (Sophia Myles) in a still promo picture from the Moonlight tv show pilot episode

Monday, June 15, 2009

Video ~ Alex O'Loughlin in TV Guide's Mega Minute feature

Check out this video. In his Mega Minute feature for TV Guide, Matt Mitovich talks about Alex O'Loughlin and his tv show, Three Rivers. He asked CBS' Kelly Kahl (Senior Executive Vice President of Programming) what he thought would be the secret to the success of the new series. Kelly's reply.... "It's the cute guy from the Vampire show." Three Rivers has been greenlit for the normal freshman 13 episodes. Of course, there is the option for 9 more if the network picks up the program for a full season.

The Alex stuff begins around the :47 mark.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Video ~ Behind the Scenes of new tv show, Three Rivers

Here is a behind the scenes video for Alex O'Loughlin's new tv show, Three Rivers. We learn what the show is about through interviews with Alex (Andy Yablonski), Julia Ormond (Sophia Jordan), Katherine Moenning (Miranda Foster) and Carol Barbee (the series executive producer). Alex in scrubs and a brief glimpse of one of his patented smiles.... yum! ;>

"A second chance is a powerful thing"