Thursday, December 18, 2008

Moonlight TV Show Australian DVD release date announced

News for all the wonderful Aussie Moonlight and Alex O'Loughlin fans.... We now have a release date for the Moonlight Season One DVD in Australia ~ Wednesday, March 4th 2009 :) I've been told that the price is AU$59.97.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Alex O'Loughlin on list of "50 Hottest Hunks - Ever"

AOL Television has created their list of TV's 50 Hottest Hunks - Ever. Of course, they selected our Alex O'Loughlin! Woo Woo! You can not have a credible list of sexy actors without him. However, I do have an issue with them placing him at #49.

Other gentlemen keeping Alex company on the list...... Jared Leto, George Clooney, Chace Crawford, Jon Hamm, Taye Diggs, Tom Welling, Johnny Depp, Jensen Ackles, Wentworth Miller, Eric Dane, David Boreanaz, Michael Landon, Gary Dourdan, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Blair Underwood, Matthew Fox, Taylor Kitsch, Josh Holloway, Patrick Dempsey........

Counting Down the Sexiest Men on TV

49. Alex O'Loughlin

Shows We Loved Him On:
· 'The Shield' (2007)
· 'Moonlight' (2007-08)

Hunk Factor: The Australian native first caught TV fans' eyes as a well-intentioned, and drop-dead gorgeous, new member of the Strike Team on 'The Shield.' But he really sunk his teeth into the role of vampire/private investigator Mick St. John on CBS' short-lived drama 'Moonlight.' Despite his blood-thirsty nature, Mick fell in love with a mortal -- reporter Beth -- and was all the more endearing because he was a vamp with a conscience; he didn't hunt women, kids or innocents.

Photograph ~ Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) promotional picture for Moonlight television series

Monday, December 1, 2008

Blood drive in the Bronx this Saturday ~ December 6th

The New York blood drive event is this weekend.... Saturday, 12/06/08. When I first heard about this event, it seemed so far away. December already! I thought I had more time to try to make Santa's "nice" list *grin* One sure way to get on his good side is to donate life saving blood :)

Contact Melissa for exact details and the address.

Alex O'Loughlin Blood Drive
Saturday, December 6th, 2008
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Bronx, NY

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

The Hunger Site

The Hunger Site

I have soooooooo much to be thankful for, not the least of which is you :) While we are stuffing ourselves with good food today.... surrounded by family & friends.... I hope you will join me in doing something easy & quick to help those with nothing to eat. To top it off, it is FREE! Click on the links above to donate food through The Hungersite.

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fan Video ~ Mick St John vamped out and fighting

This is a fun fan video dedicated to Moonlight. Lots of cool scenes of Mick St John the way I like him..... vamped out! Show us those fangs! Pedrolua used many of the fantastic fights from our show, including Alex O'Loughlin and Holly Valance battling as Mick & Lola :)

Music ~ Colder and Colder by Sara Noxx

Sunday, November 16, 2008

TV Guide ~ Our Favorite TV and Movie Vampires

The folks at TV Guide have created a list of their top Vampires from films and television shows. It begins with a post about Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and the upcoming Twilight movie. Lestat de Lioncourt (Tom Cruise) Interview with a Vampire, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) Underworld, Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) True Blood, Mamuwalde (William Marshall) Blacula, David (Kiefer Sutherland) The Lost Boys, Spike (James Marsters) Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Count Orlok (Max Schreck) from the historic film Nosferatu are just a few of the vamps on the list.

Of course, our Mick St John is included :) They used a fab photo of Alex O'Loughlin! I'm sure you recognize the image ~ Mick dripping wet.... open shirt.... bare chest.... fresh out of the motel bathtub after being saved by drinking Beth's blood.... ooooooo my!

Our Favorite TV and Movie Vampires

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 ~ Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) from Moonlight's Fever episode (#1x04)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you for the marvelous messages :)

As you may have noticed, my online life has been fairly limited lately. I know you have because I've received numerous thoughtful inquiries asking if everything is ok :) You are too sweet!

I try to keep my posts focused on the subject that brought you to my blog and not on personal stuff. In this case.... I realized that I need to let you know what has been occupying much of my concentration.

My doctor sent me to have a routine test recently. Something odd was noticed. The concern is discolored areas that can indicate cancerous cells. Gulp! In order to find out if I have cancer or not, I had to have a full body scan. Now, I'm dealing with the hard part of waiting for the results.

On top of that ~ A few weeks ago, I introduced you to our new rescued puppy. Jasper disappeared from our yard :( We love our dog soooo much. Jasper even has a blog.... Breaking my heart!

Thankfully, life hasn't been all gloom & doom. Several dear friends came to town (from Florida, Texas, England, etc), we discovered two local bands/performers that rock, celebrated birthdays, danced the night away until the place shut down and so on. Things like this are what keep us going through tough spots, right?

I haven't had much time for online fun. When I do log on, your fantastic messages are very uplifting :)

I hope to have good news to share with you soon. That will make us extremely happy.... at least, until the medical bills begin pouring in *grin*

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

"Alex O'Loughlin is a major TV star waiting to explode"

A thoughtful fan asked TV Guide's Matt Roush about the long wait for Alex O'Loughlin's new television project. She articulated a worry I've heard from many of you..... Not wanting Alex to lose momentum, fan recognition and appeal by taking too much time out of the public eye.

We want to keep Alex on the media radar!


Question : I am concerned regarding the ratings for Pushing Daisies and the very real possibility of this show being canceled. While there are no shows on this year that will cause me agony like Moonlight's cancellation did last year, I think Pushing Daisies is a really unique show unlike anything else on television. What do you think of its chances to at least make it for a full season? As I mentioned, I still mourn the loss of Moonlight. While my love of the show was always about the whole show and not a particular actor, I have noticed that Jason Dohring will be on a new HBO show. What is going on with Alex O'Loughlin? CBS signed him to a talent contract and he was supposed to be working on something, but there's been no mention of anything recently, particularly from CBS. Do you know anything? With all his fans, CBS is making a major mistake not getting him on something. — Faye

Matt Roush : Right now, I'm just hoping ABC will air all 13 of the Pushing Daisies episodes that were initially ordered. I'll worry about the rest later, but I think you have to consider it a long shot to make it to the end of the season, let alone beyond, unless someone high up is really looking out for the show. As for Alex O'Loughlin: Haven't heard anything, but to me, an even bigger mistake than not yet having announced his next project would be to rush him into a project before they've found the right one. (And while the early demise of The Ex List no doubt has the I-told-you-so'ers chomping for a Moonlight comeback, that's beyond unlikely.) TV is always at its worst when it's more about the deal than the show, and locking a star into a show if it's not the right fit for either the star or the network is a recipe for disaster. But make no mistake: Alex O'Loughlin is a major TV star waiting to explode, and given the success Simon Baker is finally having with The Mentalist, it should be only a matter of time before O'Loughlin finds a suitable vehicle to take full advantage of his undeniable charisma.

Thank you to Cobby for making sure I knew about this :)

Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin doing Q&A session for his film, Feed.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Still no details for Alex O'Loughlin's next project

Fans are anxiously waiting for the details about Alex O'Loughlin's new television project. Lauren asked TV Guide's Matt Mitovich if he had any scoop. Nope!

Today's News: Our Take

Question : Surely there must be some word on what Alex O'Loughlin will be doing next for CBS. Right? — Lauren

Matt : I know the Alex O fans are waiting with bated breath to see what his announced-long-ago talent deal will deliver, so I tried an "end run" and picked the brain of his Aussie pal, Yvonne Strahovski. (Remember, her mom works with his dad back Down Under.) Alas, the Chuck beauty told me, "I haven't spoken to Alex in ages. I owe him a call. You know as much as I do!" O'Sigh. Officially, CBS has "nothing to report at this time."

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Hey! Nielsen website is shutting down

It's official..... The Hey! Nielsen website is being taken down. You have done such an outstanding job of supporting Moonlight and our cast. Thanks to your dedication our show has been #1 on the Hey! Nielsen for months, even after the cancelation. Your opinions have Alex O'Loughlin at #2, Sophia Myles at #3, Jason Dohring #4, my Alex O'Loughlin fan blog at #5, Alex's fan club site at #7 and Shannyn Sossamon at #9. WOW! *cheer* Let's go out on top!

Tell the world how you feel by sharing your opinions ~

Special thank you from me to all who have kept my Alex O'Loughlin fan blog in the Top 10! It is amazing! I appreciate you, my friends :)

Here is the official announcement message from Hey! Nielsen's staff........

Dear Hey! Nielsen Member,

Hey! Nielsen as you know it will wind down in the coming days as we work on a new consumer site. We thank you for sharing your passionate opinions with us over the last year.

Your feedback was not only insightful, but also a valuable component in several research projects at Nielsen.

During this transition, protecting your privacy is critical. Your personal information will not be shared with any party outside The Nielsen Company. If you no longer wish to be contacted by us, please update your current membership information to opt out of future emails.

Again, we want to thank you for your passionate and honest feedback.

Hey! Nielsen staff

We welcome your comments.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Alex O'Loughlin talks about Moonlight & other projects ~ past & future

The lovely Melody (from Hollywood The Write Way) has published a new, fantastic interview with Mr Alex O'Loughlin! When you have time, leave a comment to let her know what you think of their chat.

Alex O'Loughlin Interview

As a huge Moonlight fan, it was a top mission of mine (ever since Hollywood The Write Way was created) to interview Australian born actor, Alex O'Loughlin. After CBS cancelled Moonlight earlier this year, thousands of fans were left wondering what that meant for Alex O'Loughlin. How soon would it be until we saw him as a lead on the small screen? This past August, fans got their answer - well sort of. Keep reading to see what our favorite vampire has to say about his upcoming projects, Moonlight, and more.

Tell us about the one year deal you recently signed with CBS.

Alex O'Loughlin : Moonlight came to an end, which was very sad and then I just went away for a couple of weeks to Mexico. When I came home, there were a few offers from different studios and networks. The deal that sat the best for me was what CBS was offering. They were open to negotiation points that I wanted to bring in, which was great and I discussed where I would like to go with my career. Since then, I have been developing an original series with executive producer and head writer on Criminal Minds, Simon Mirren that we have been putting together under Mark Gordon. It is an original concept that we are in the middle of pitching at the moment. It will be a one hour drama that I will be producing and starring in. It is a story of redemption but from a very different point of view.

What is the plot for your next film, Whiteout and explain your character?

Alex O'Loughlin : It is based on a graphic novel. I play an Australian pilot living on a base with a group of people. I am an ambiguous character, I am not quite a cheeky guy, who is up to a little more than we know. It is directed by Dominic Sena, produced by Joel Silver, and I worked with such a great group of people. It is a thriller set in Antartica. I am very excited to see it, I actually have seen very little of it so far.

Do you remember the day that you found out you got the role for Moonlight?

Alex O'Loughlin : Yes, I do! I was in Montreal and I got a call from Joel Silver. He said that he needed me to get on a plane and come to NY immediately. I think it was 5pm and the stores were closing at 5:30pm so I had to race into town and get a suit. I had to book a flight in about 45 minutes, get on a plane to NY and then as I got to NY I was told that the cast from the Pilot had been let go. You know what, I am talking about when I found out the show got picked up, not when I found out that I got the role.

That is okay, you can talk about whatever you want.

Alex O'Loughlin : (laughs) So I didn’t have a cast! I also found out that they were no longer calling it Twilight, they would be calling it Moonlight and there were a few changes in the script. Then I found myself standing on stage at Carnegie Hall and the police did not know who we were or what we were doing…and that was the beginning of Moonlight.

Walk us through the last day of filming Moonlight.

Alex O'Loughlin : I kind of blocked it from my memory a bit. The last few days kind of string together for me. They were very busy and we were shooting like mad, finishing at all hours of the morning. The sun would come up and we had been there for 18, 19, 20 hours. The end of the last day everyone was kind of dragging themselves to their cars and leaving to go home and get some sleep. I wish I could tell you it was a little more poetic but we believed that we were coming back. It was sad.

What characteristics did you bring towards your character that were not displayed in the script?

Alex O'Loughlin : I tried to bring a sense of humor and a sense of irony. People around him did not understand the irony in situation. I tried to bring more of a passion to him. All of that being said, this was very well written. The writers and original creators were amazing. There were so many different avenues that I could have gone with my character but their writing, it made my job easy so I have to thank them a lot.

Tell me what you would have liked to see happen, not what you think would have happened if there was a Season 2 of Moonlight as far as the Mick, Beth, Coraline love triangle.

Alex O'Loughlin : I would have liked to have seen Mick & Beth start exploring a relationship together and see where that goes. Also throw Coraline in to spice things up and put an obstacle in Mick & Beth’s way for dramatic purposes. Coraline wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon and there was a lot to explore there. I also would have to explore whether Mick’s true nature as a vampire, as an immortal creature that lives on human blood would ever come to the surface and if Beth would mind being in more danger than if she was not with Mick.

Do you have a favorite quote from Moonlight?

Alex O'Loughlin : I do, Lola says “Remember darling, half the world is night.” (Episode: B.C.) I love it! I write it on some photos when people ask for autographs. (laughs) I love it!

Can you tell us your favorite episode of filming, The Shield on FX?

Alex O'Loughlin : The last one because I didn’t want to leave that whole experience. The Shield is so well written and all of the writers are so smart! To be able to kick doors open, work with guns, arrest people, have car chases… it is all so much fun. The dialogue was just as much fun because the writers are incredible. I really can’t pinpoint my favorite episode we shot because the entire experience was amazing. Every episode I did just got better and better.

Tell me about filming the movies, The Invisible and August Rush.

Alex O'Loughlin : The Invisible was shot in Vancouver and I was a lead but I was not the main lead. So I had a bunch of time off in Vancouver at such a beautiful time of the year when winter was approaching. My character worked out a lot since he had a lot of time on his hands so I ran 10-12 miles a day for 5 days a week, and shaved my head for the role. It was very physical but that was fun. There is one part in the film where Margarita Levieva’s character, Annie has me at gunpoint on the edge. When she kicks me off the small edge, she actually did that! I had a wire on me. The take that they used was actually when I almost lost my balance, so that was fun.

August Rush was a wonderful experience for me. I read the script all the way through while I was shooting The Invisible and I loved it and I read it again. I knew I had to be part of that film. I put down 2 tests at a studio in Vancouver. I played guitar and sang a couple of songs and did a few dialogue scenes. That was all actually for the lead role that Jonathan Rhys Meyers ended up playing. I spoke to the director, Kirsten Sheridan and she said that they needed a known name for the role but she would love to give me the role of Marshall. She re-wrote the character, she pumped that role up because it was a much smaller role in the beginning. We all lived together in NY and I had never lived in NY before so it was one of the greatest times of my life.

What is the most important thing that you have learned about yourself coming from Australia and making your way into Hollywood?

Alex O'Loughlin : I have learned to be able to back yourself up and give yourself what you need. It is such a cut throat industry where you get knocked down so much and get rejected so much. If you do not back yourself up, no one else is going to so you really need to learn to get up, shake the sand off your chest and keep going. Do not take yourself so seriously. All of this stuff is really wonderful if it all crumbles tomorrow, it is okay. I can go home and do something else. Not that I want to do that but it is about keeping the right perspective.

Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin meeting the public while doing the Moonlight panel at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles (April 2008).

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Message of thanks and information from Alex O'Loughlin

Another thoughtful message from Alex O'Loughlin :)

October already!

Hello everyone.

I would like to start by talking a bit about The American Red Cross. As you all know I was approached whilst on the show Moonlight to be a spokesperson and representative for this organization. Of course I accepted immediately. I felt honored to be a part of it and hoped I could somehow make a difference in the lives of others. Now with my Red Cross involvement drawing to a close I can only hope I did enough, but that being said I would like to bring up something I have mentioned before.


It was only possible for me to participate because so many wonderful, committed and passionate people came before me and put everything in it's right place for me to be able to slip into the role I eventually did. There are so many of you (and you know who you are!) who were instrumental in this venture and some of you I had the opportunity to thank personally, but to the others I never met or spoke with, thank you so very much. From the bottom of my heart I appreciate the goodwill and charity with which you all worked, and if everyone in the world practiced the same selflessness as you, well..... ;) I think we would all be doing just fine by now! Thank you.

I have only just caught up on all of my birthday mail and there were many of you who sent the most wonderful gifts and cards/letters/messages. It made my birthday something extra ordinary and I felt very loved so thank you very much!!

Wow, lots of "thank you"s today.

As for me, I am great. I am very busy, and have been since we last chatted, on the new project I am developing but it is all still hush hush, sorry guys! Anyway, I don't want to get anyone's hopes up in case we don't make it to the screen. So fingers crossed!

I will keep you all posted as soon as I have some exciting news!!

All my love

Alex x x

Friday, October 10, 2008

Blood drive in the Bronx ~ December 6th

The lovely Melissa has passed along info for a new blood drive event she is organizing. Yea! It will take place in New York this December. Contact her for exact details and the address.

Alex O'Loughlin Blood Drive
Saturday, December 6th, 2008
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Bronx, NY

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Holly Valance to guest star on new tv show, Valentine

Holly Valance played the delectably dangerous Vampiress Lola on Moonlight. As you know, she is also the real life girlfriend of series star Alex O'Loughlin. Holly is guest starring in a new tv show called Valentine. It airs on the CW Network. Her episode, Act Naturally (#1x03), will be shown on Sunday, October 19th @ 7:00 pm Central/8:00 pm Eastern.

The brief, official synopsis for Valentine ~ A family of Greek gods brings soulmates together, while keeping their true identities as deities a secret.

Info about Holly's episode & character.........

Posing as lawyers, the Valentines save a movie starlet (Holly Valance) from jail time and get her a community-service assignment at a struggling theater. The actress' soul mate is the theater's owner (Ryan Devlin), who has doubts about her work ethic. Meanwhile, Phoebe breaks into Kate's apartment to find proof that she can't be trusted.

Photograph ~ Vivi Langdon (Holly Valance), Kate Providence (Christine Lakin) & Danny Valentine (Kristoffer Polaha) in a scene from the CW television series Valentine.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

New audio interview with Alex O'Loughlin

Moonlight Detective has done a wonderful new audio interview with Alex O'Loughlin. He discusses the cancelation of Moonlight, trying to keep his fans updated, working on his next television project for CBS with Simon Mirren (head writer & executive producer of Criminal Minds), association with the American Red Cross coming to an end, a really funny synopsis of his new movie Whiteout, etc. One thing he mentions about Moonlight being canceled is worrying because the crew members were suddenly without their much needed paychecks.... such a sweet guy!

Lovely to hear Alex's delicious voice and Australian accent :)

Click on the link below to reach the website & listen to Alex O'Loughlin's interview (Windows Media Player or QuickTime is required in order to play the audio file)...........

Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin talking to fans during the Moonlight Panel at the 2008 New York Comic Con

Friday, October 3, 2008

Moonlight TV Show US DVD Release Date Announced!

Marvelous news, my friends! Alex O'Loughlin's tv show, Moonlight, is coming out on DVD *cheer* We have a release date for the United States market finally :) The region 1/US Moonlight Season One DVD Box Set will be released on January 20th, 2009 *cheer* All 16 episodes. No word yet on what, if any extras will be included. Mark your calendars!

Wanna preorder your copy of the Moonlight complete series DVD now?!? The list price for the box set is $39.98..... but..... right now Amazon is selling it for $27.99 :) You can use the link above to snag a copy for yourself &/or as a splendid gift.

Monday, September 29, 2008

A favorite wallpaper ~ Alex O'Loughlin as Mick St John

We have tons and tons of wonderful photos of Alex O'Loughlin as Mick St John. Can the man take a bad picture?! ha! Remembering faves due to the anniversary brought this image to mind. It is from Moonlight's Sleep Beauty episode (#1x10).... another favorite of mine :) This Mick photograph struck me so that I had to have it as wallpaper. I thought I would repost it to share with you in honor of yesterday's premiere anniversary.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

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

Thinking about the first anniversary of Moonlight's television premiere has brought to mind many of my favorite moments from the show. In this video, we see Mick & Beth's 1st & 2nd kisses. Definitely one of my all time top scenes! When Alex O'Loughlin flashes that incredible smile at the end ~ Oooooooooooo my! Actually, he is mesmerizing through out the entire scene. I remember the impact it had on me while watching the Arrested Development episode (#1x05) last Fall. Still does!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Vampires & Slayers ~ Alex O'Loughlin audio interview from NYCC

Vampires and Slayers website has posted another great Moonlight related audio interview. This time, it is Ed's chat with Alex O'Loughlin at the NY Comic Con on April 20th, 2008.

Note : You must be a member of the site in order to listen to Alex O'Loughlin's interview. If you don't mind, please let them know that I sent ya by putting my name ~ Kandyegirl (like you didn't know *grin*) ~ as the answer to "How did you find out about Vampires & Slayers?" Thanks :)

by Edward Gross ~ Editor of the Damned

Last spring both Alex O'Loughlin and Jason Dohring appeared at New York Comic Con to promote Moonlight, which was yet to return for its final four episodes. At that time, V&S editor Edward Gross caught up with both actors (the interview with Jason has previously been posted here), and what follows is his conversation with Alex O'Loughlin. Note that Jason was sitting next to him at the time doing a separate interview -- and pay attention early on to Alex's discussion about his pizza, which is amusing. The conversation covers a number of topics, most notably the sequence in which Josef turns Mick back into a vampire.

Use this link to hear Alex O'Loughlin's interview :

Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin (Mick St John) and Jason Dohring (Josef Kostan) talking to fans during the Moonlight panel at the New York Comic Con

Friday, September 19, 2008

Alex O'Loughlin/Moonlight Blood Drive in LaVergne, TN this weekend

Moonlight fans continue to donate blood in honor of our show and its leading man.......

Alex O'Loughlin/Moonlight Blood Drive
LaVergne, TN Old Timers Day
Saturday, September 20th, 2008
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
@ Veterans Memorial Park
Floyd Mayfield Drive
LaVergne, Tennessee

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Possible US release for Moonlight's Season One DVD

TV Guide has more news about the possible release of Alex O'Loughlin's tv series, Moonlight, on DVD.........

DVD News and Reviews

For Moonlight Fans, a "Bite" of Good News
by Matt Mitovich & David Lambert

People want their Mick at night... and in the daytime... and, heck, whenever else they please. And yet thus far, the avid fans of CBS' short-lived Moonlight have been frustrated by the lack of a release date for a DVD set. Further exacerbating the sorry sitch is the fact that a November Region 2 (aka European) release was announced while Statesiders were left in limbo.

But the long wait may be about to end for us Yanks. Earlier this week in an online chat with DVD enthusiasts, reps for Warner Home Video advised Moonlight fans to "stay tuned for good news you can really sink your teeth into in the next month."

The good news: It sounds like a firm U.S. DVD release soon will be announced. The bad news: Dollars to donuts, the discs you are so blood-thirsty for won't be on shelves in time for the holidays, but rather just before or after New Year's.

Photograph ~ Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) half vamped out in Moonlight's Fever episode (#1x04)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Kandye's puppy tale

It has been rainy and overcast in the city due to the edges of the hurricane. That causes night to fall early. It was becoming heavy twilight when Tommmmmmy dashed off to grab our dinner before True Blood tonight. As he approached a busy intersection (4 lanes on all sides ~ crossed by railroad tracks), he noticed cars swerving and slamming on their brakes. Accident? Crazy driver? No.... a small, dark figure cowered in the middle of traffic.

Inching first one way and then the other, but never reaching safety. A confused puppy faltered while cars honked, skidded and sped around him. My sweet Tommmmmy swooped to his rescue! He threw on the emergency brake & jumped out into the street. Other thoughtful drivers stopped to block the traffic in each direction so that he could reach the frightened puppy without being hit himself. There were many smiles of relief. One lady rolled down her window just to yell thanks!

No momma dog or other pups to be found.

Once they were finally safe in the warm, dry truck, Tommmmy called me. When I answered, the first thing he said was ~ "We have a new addition to our family!"

I want to introduce you all to Jasper :) We do not know what kinda dog he is, aside from adorable. Any ideas? Click on the photos above for a closer look.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

YouChoose Poll ~ Better Chemistry ~ Mick & Beth or Edward & Bella

A new poll is up at the YouChoose website asking "Which couple has better chemistry, Mick & Beth from Moonlight or Edward & Bella from Twilight?" Gorgeous Vampires and their lovely ladies......

Photograph #1 ~ Beth Turner (Sophia Myles) and Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) in Moonlight's Fever episode (#1x04)

Photograph #2 ~ Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) in the new movie, Twilight. Twilight's release date in the US is November 21st, 2008.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Moonlight Fan Video ~ The Very Thought of You by Billie Holiday

Silvervintage has created a new Moonlight fan video using music by one of my favorite singers.... favorite voices.... Billie Holiday. The clip uses great scenes from the series. I will let Silvervintage describe the idea behind making this particular video ~

Moonlight (Classic Film Style): The Very Thought of You

Moonlight, the old-fashioned way.

We thought we'd try to capture some of the old film style of Moonlight that they liked to show from time to time. We used the main cast, but mostly focused on Mick and Beth.

Song: The Very Thought of You by Billie Holiday

Mick St. John: Alex O'Loughlin
Beth Turner: Sophia Myles
Josef Kostan: Jason Dohring
Coraline: Shannyn Sossamon
Sarah Whitley:??? We couldn't find the name of the actress.

Well anyway, we hope you enjoy the video to one of our favorite songs. Besides, who doesn't want to see Mick as the chivalrous vampire?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hey Nielsen! ranking system has changed

Several of the great fans who keep Moonlight & its cast at the top of Hey Nielsen's rankings have emailed new information to me. Apparently, the way the website handles its ratings has changed. The show and stars need opinions now more than ever! It is also important to leave comments and react to other people's opinions.

Right now, Moonlight is still #1.... that is due to the continued dedication of the fans. However, Alex O'Loughlin has fallen from #2 to #3, and the rest of the cast completely out of the Top Ten. Just think ~ you get to tell everyone what you think about our show, Sophia Myles, Alex O'Loughlin, Shannyn Sossamon, Jason Dohring, Brian J White, David Blue and Eric Winter while helping to maintain its visibility :)

Update : I just found out that my Alex O'Loughlin fan blog has its own listing on Hey Nielsen! WOW! Not sure how this happened. They did not contact me, so I don't know if the website staff simply picked my page or if the fans nominated it. Either way.... it is a great honor. Thank you for all your wonderful support :) It means a great deal to me!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

No date for debut of Alex O'Loughlin's new show

Speculating about Alex O'Loughlin's new tv show ~ when it will premiere.... what format it will have.... if he will be the lead or part of an ensemble cast, etc ~ has been occupying entertainment reporters & fans alike ever since his CBS talent holding deal announcement. TV Guide's, Matt Mitovich, published one such question that he received on the subject.

I think I will use one of my fave photos of Alex to go with this post :)

Today's News: Our Take

Got any news on what the new CBS show starring Moonlight cutie Alex O'Loughlin will be about, and when it will start? — Susan

Matt : Would that I did, if only because it would make me the most popular news blogger on the Web. Alas, insiders tell me it may be a while before Alex O's new gig is a go, seeing as new series development is an "inexact science." It's simply hard to predict what project he'll get attached to, or when it will come to be.

Friday, September 5, 2008

LA Times Entertainment ~ Vampires : Sexy or not sexy?

A Los Angeles Times feature asks if Vampires are sexy or not. Easy answer! Ooooo sooooo sexy :> They have included Mick St John as an example of that... and also lament Moonlight's cancelation.

Vampires: Sexy or not sexy?
By Jevon Phillips, Stephanie Lysaght, Denise Martin and Patrick Kevin Day, Times Staff Writers

The debate over vampires as heartthrob vs. heart-devourer is old but still valid. For every studly Dracula, rising out of his coffin like Hugh Hefner (back in the 1960s), there's another bloodsucker with giant fangs and creepy eyes and gore-encrusted claws. Just last year we had the horrific "30 Days of Night" and this year we have smoldering Bill from HBO's "True Blood" and, of course, the doe-eyed Edward of "Twilight."

But are they really hot, or horrific? And where do they stack up against the many other bloodsuckers who have slunk across the screen? Our crack team of experts ponders the sex-appeal (or lack thereof) of creatures of the night.


We’d be a little ticked too. Mick St. John (Alex O'Loughlin) was turned into a vampire on his wedding night. By the bride. Not cool. But 55 years later, he’s still smoking hot and fighting crime. It’s a shame CBS didn’t have the heart to keep him, and his show “Moonlight,” around.,0,6624038.photogallery?index=11

Photograph ~ Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) vamped out for fight scene in Moonlight's The Mortal Cure Episode (#1x12). Click on the picture above for a larger version of the image.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Quick glimpse of Alex O'Loughlin on The Shield tonight

The new... and sadly, final... season (seven) of the Shield premiered tonight. It began with a "previously seen" montage of scenes. Who was in the very first one?!? Alex O'Loughlin :) It showed a moment from season six with Detective Kevin Hiatt & Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis). Great way to start the show. *grin*

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Alex O'Loughlin's work on The Shield now available on DVD

Hey everyone..... The Shield : The Complete Sixth Season is out on DVD! *cheer* As you know, Alex O'Loughlin joined the cast during that year as "the new guy," Detective Kevin Hiatt. He first appears in the episode of the same name. Those of us who are fans of the engrossing tv show can watch Alex's wonderful performance again and again. Anyone who missed it on television can enjoy his work for the first time. Just another example that Alex is such a talented actor.

You can grab your copy of The Shield Season 6 by using this link.............

Photograph ~ Detective Kevin Hiatt ( Alex O'Loughlin ) from The Shield tv series.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Vampires & Slayers new audio interview with Alex O'Loughlin

Another new audio interview with Alex O'Loughlin! YEA! Candid and thoughtful, as always. This time the talk is conducted by Ed Gross of Vampires and Slayers. In this one Alex talks extensively about Moonlight... its cancelation, fighting to save the show, being happy to have had the chance to play a Vampire, the difficulty of show runners coming & going, etc.

Ed also specifically brings up Nina Tassler's "actor-centric" comment. From Alex's reaction, it seemed to me that he had not heard her remark before this chat ~ and wasn't buyin' it.

I will say again that I'm excited & thankful for Alex getting a new contract allowing him to co-develop/produce & star in his next show, as well as pitch movie ideas. He deserves it!

Note : You must be a member of the site in order to listen to Alex O'Loughlin's interview. If you don't mind, please let them know that I sent ya by putting my name ~ Kandyegirl (like you didn't know ~ ha!) ~ as the answer to "How did you find out about Vampires & Slayers?" Thanks :)

by Edward Gross ~ Vampires & Slayers

For Moonlight's countless fans -- and the people who labored on the show in front of the camera and behind -- it seemed like a no-brainer that vampire detective Mick St. John and the love of his life, Beth Turner, would be returning for a second season. After all, the series won its timeslot almost every week, had highly-coveted demographics, won the People's Choice Awards and was the recipient of a strong cult following. Yet despite all of this going for it, the show was cancelled and its talented cast and crew were forced to go their separate ways. But now, in an excerpt from an exclusive interview, V&S Editor Edward Gross talks to series star Alex O'Loughlin about that cancellation, and his feelings looking back at the series. Moonlight fans take note: there will be much more coverage of the series to come.

Use this link to listen to the chat ~

Monday, August 25, 2008

New audio interview with Alex O'Loughlin

The fantastic Shelby, from Jericho 4 Kids, has done a splendid new interview with Alex O'Loughlin! It is sooooooooooooooo good to hear his voice again. *cheer* His interviews are always interesting.... never monotone, boring or predictable. Not surprisingly, Alex is respectful, comfortable and adorable with Shelby.

Great question about his music & if he has any plans to record. As usual, Alex downplays his musical abilities. I hope we get to sample his songs one day.

He also downplays his writing skills. No ego trip! Unlike many stars, Alex is humble & down to earth.

I'm thrilled that Alex will be a producer on his next show. That will give him more control of the project.

He wouldn't give out details about what would have happened to Mick & Beth if Moonlight had been renewed "just in case anything ever happened with that show." I can't tell you how happy I was to hear him say that :)

Another sincere and heartwarming thank you to Moonlight fans!

Love Alex saying he thinks Moonlight would make a good movie. :) That will make some who worried that he wouldn't want to go back to the role of Mick very relieved. I giggled when Alex said to Shelby, "Maybe you should write to Joel Silver and suggest that." We have been, Alex! Moonlight fans regularly tell Joel & Warner Bros that we want a Moonlight film, and ask them not to give up on our show.

I thought this photo of Alex/Mick talking on the phone (in Moonlight's Sonata episode #1x16) would be appropriate for this post. Yes, I'm goofy like that ~ hehehe! Click on the image above for a larger version of the picture.

A Jericho4Kids Interview with Alex O'Loughlin

Alex plays Mick St. John on Moonlight! He is an awesome actor and an awesome person to talk with too! Thank you to Alex for taking the time to do this interview! You rock!

:-) Shelby :-)

You can listen to her audio interview with Alex by following this link......

Big "Thank You" message from Alex O'Loughlin!

A sweet "thank you" message from Alex O'Loughlin :) He is such a gracious man! As usual, he thanks everyone for the wonderful Moonlight/Alex O'Loughlin blood drives. For those who have been concerned (one way or the other) about his new talent holding deal with CBS, he also mentions the contract.

Ooooooooo.... Many of you have questioned my statement that Alex is 32 years old. He addresses his age in the message too :)

August 25th

Dear Family, Friends and Fans.

Hi there all!

I would like to preface by thanking everybody who has been involved with the various American Red Cross events recently, and to those of you who have helped make the actual blood drives happen, congratulations and THANK YOU!!!

The American Red Cross is such a terrific and important organization that saves many lives every year and I am very proud to be associated in any way I can.

As you know yesterday was my birthday and thanks to everybody around me I had a really great day. In fact it was amazing. Another year older, but not necessarily wiser!

To answer some of your questions and just so the record is straight I am now 32, having been born in 1976 contrary to what other sources may tell us, which makes me year of the Dragon in Chinese astrology.

Never before have i received anything like the volume of kindness that i received this year. I have been inundated with messages, cards and gifts from so many of you and I am trying to get back to you one by one but it will take me a while so I really appreciate everyone's patience.

It's funny. Instead of Mom, Dad, Bro, Sis, Nan & Gramps etc... I now have 10,000 "thank you" letters to write!! Whoa LOL ;)

As you know I have now officially signed back with the CBS family for a new show opportunity. We are currently in development of a number of new ideas and this will keep us busy through till the end of the year.

I know this isn't much information but I'm under contract again and I'm afraid it's all I can give you right now.

Anyway, I just wanted to touch base with you all quickly on my way to work and say thank you for making yesterday great. It really was.

Warmest regards to you all

Alex O'loughlin x

Photograph ~ Mick St John ( Alex O'Loughlin ) from Moonlight tv show. Click on the picture above for a bigger version of the image.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

New photo wallpaper of birthday boy Alex O'Loughlin as Mick St John

Happy Birthday to Alex O'Loughlin! He is 32 years old today :)

In honor of Alex's day, here is a new wallpaper of our Mick St John. It's a super cool behind the scenes photo taken on Moonlight's set. Mick in action ~ doing his kick for the vamped out fight scene in Fated to Pretend (episode #1x13). That boy sure is limber! It is interesting to get a glimpse of what happens during filming. Seeing Jason Dohring, his Josef stunt double, the cameraperson & crew standing around in the background to watch.

Decorate your computer desktop background, website, Facebook &/or MySpace page with the birthday boy :) Click on the picture above for a larger version of the image.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sending "Happy Birthday" wishes to Alex O'Loughlin

Just a reminder for you......... Alex O'Loughlin's birthday is August 24th! In other words, tomorrow :) I know that you will want to send him happy wishes for his day. Post fun comments on his MySpace page using the link below.

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.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Poll ~ Mick St John vs Edward Cullen

There is a poll up on YouChoose asking for our votes ~ Which Vampire would you rather watch, Mick St John (Moonlight) or Edward Cullen (Twilight)? I am going to see Twilight when it comes out. Robert Pattinson is nice looking. However, he simply does not compare to Alex O'Loughlin. Mick is sensual, gorgeous, strong, intelligent, sexy... and that voice... velvety, deep and manly! *swoon*

Note : You must be registered with YouChoose in order to vote.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Alex O'Loughlin/Moonlight Blood Drive in Johnson City, TN

Alex O'Loughlin / Moonlight Blood Drive
Friday, August 22nd, 2008
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
315 N State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN

Hosted by Clair De Lune
Questions :

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Alex O'Loughlin/Moonlight Blood Drive in Bristol, TN

Alex O'Loughlin / Moonlight Blood Drive
Food City NASCAR Family Race Day
Thursday, August 21st, 2008
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Trisummit Parking Lot
Bristol, TN

Hosted by Gloria Long
Questions :

Set up your appointment to donate blood at by entering Moonlight as the code.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Video ~ Nina Tassler interviewed about Alex O'Loughlin & Moonlight fans

In this video, TV Week's Josef Adalian interviews Nina Tassler (President of CBS Entertainment) at the Television Critics Association Tour. The chat took place before the official announcement of Alex O'Loughlin's talent holding deal.

When asked about keeping Alex, she says "Nothing concrete. We've talked to him in the past. I have a great relationship with him. But, its someone we hold in very high regard. So, its someone I'd like to work with... absolutely."

Nina, again, states that she loves Vampire shows.

"Message to Moonlight fans ~ .... I'm incredibly grateful and appreciative... They're loyal and passionate... We can not dismiss how passionate and enthusiastic fans are about their favorite tv characters and about their tv shows. So, I'm totally fine with their passion and enthusiasm."

Nina Tassler also talks about the Fall strategy for CBS, CSI and William Petersen (Grissom) leaving the series, Swingtown, etc. The Alex & Moonlight portion begins around the 3:16 mark of the video.