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.

TVWeek ~ CBS Sinks Teeth Into Moonlight Star

TV Week confirms something we have all been talking about.... Alex O'Loughlin's contract had been in the works for weeks before the announcement. We had the feeling something was up based on Nina Tassler's recent comments.

CBS Sinks Teeth Into 'Moonlight' Star
By Josef Adalian

CBS is taking another bite at the idea of a series featuring "Moonlight" star Alex O'Loughlin.

The network has signed Mr. O'Loughlin to a talent holding deal, according to a person familiar with the situation. CBS will try to develop a series built around the actor or, if that's not possible, cast him in another project in the works at the network.

CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler had signaled her intent to sign Mr. O'Loughlin to a deal back in July during the TV Critics Association press tour. One person familiar with negotiations said the broad outlines of an agreement had been in place for weeks.

"Moonlight" attracted modest ratings but a fiercely loyal fan base, particularly online. It's unclear whether news of Mr. O'Loughlin's potential return to prime time will mollify the hurt feelings of those fans, many of whom have been unsparing in their criticism of CBS over the decision to cancel the show.

A CBS Corp. spokesman declined comment when asked about the talent deal last week.

As part of the deal, whatever project CBS develops will be produced via CBS Paramount and ABC Studios in conjunction with producer Mark Gordon.

What is a talent holding deal?

Cynthia, from SF Universe, gives her opinion of Alex O'Loughlin's new contract with CBS. She also explains a bit more about what a "talent holding deal" means. I like her idea for Alex's new show ;> LOVE noir... and we know he is good with that genre.

Alex O’Loughlin Stays with CBS
by Cynthia Boris

A number of sources are reporting that Moonlight’s Alex O’Loughlin has signed a talent holding deal with CBS. What this means is that the network will attempt to develop a new series for Alex and /or cast him in another project. Obviously, the first of the two would be the better option, but fans are saying why not just bring back Moonlight? Since Alex was the show, why bother creating something new when something old will do?

As much as I love Moonlight, I’m happy to see Alex sticking around for another shot at anything on TV. Too often actors get one go of it and that’s the end of that. I could totally handle him as a PI in a 40’s Noir drama, or maybe as a lifeguard in a Baywatch remake (I’m going for the ’shirt off’ aspect.) What ever it is, I hope it’s action packed and I hope its soon.

Friday, August 15, 2008

News of Alex O'Loughlin's contract is spreading

Jane, at TV Squad, has written about her concerns regarding Alex O'Loughlin's one year contract with CBS.

Alex O'Loughlin inks deal with if they could just create a show like Moonlight...
by Jane Boursaw

I can't decide if this is good news or bad news. Moonlight star Alex O'Loughlin is staying at CBS.

Unless you've been in another galaxy for the past year, you know that the Aussie actor cultivated an enormous fan base with his role as vampire P.I. Mick St. John on CBS' Moonlight. The uproar caused by the cancellation of the show in May can still be heard, well, in another galaxy.

At the Television Critics Association press tour in July, CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler said the popularity of Moonlight was due in large part to O'Loughlin's fan base. So I can appreciate the fact that CBS wants to keep him around. But it's what they'll do with him that has me worried.

Under the one-year talent holding deal, O'Loughlin will star in a new series project for CBS to be developed by producer Mark Gordon, whose ABC Studio-based company is behind such series as ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Lifetime's Army Wives, and CBS' Criminal Minds.

It'll make my blood curl if they saddle him with some wimpy Grey's Anatomy-type show. I'm not dissing the show - I'm a huge fan, even during its crummiest seasons. But I'd hate to see O'Loughlin land in some milquetoast ensemble show when he clearly has the chops to headline a unique, fresh series.

You know, like Moonlight. Now if they could just create a show like that for him to star in...

Hollywood Reporter ~ Alex O'Loughlin staying at CBS

Everyone has been asking what Alex O'Loughlin's next project will be. We all said that CBS would be completely insane if they let him go. Looks like the network agrees ~ they canceled Moonlight but obviously want to keep the star. The Hollywood Reporter just posted this new information.

Alex O'Loughlin staying at CBS
Has signed a one-year talent deal with the network
by James Hibberd

"Moonlight" star Alex O'Loughlin is staying at CBS.

The Australian actor has signed a talent holding deal with the network, sister studio CBS Paramount TV and ABC Studios.

Under the one-year pact, O'Loughlin will star in a new series project for CBS that will be developed by top TV producer Mark Gordon, whose ABC Studio-based company is behind such series as ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," Lifetime's "Army Wives" and CBS' "Criminal Minds."

O'Loughlin rose to prominence this past season as vampire PI Mick St. John on CBS' "Moonlight." He helped attract a passionate fan base to the ill-fated freshman drama, which was canceled in May. At the Television Critics Assn. press tour in July, CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler credited the show's intense fan appeal to the actor. Under the new deal with CBS, he also will be able to pitch theatrical projects to CBS Films.

O'Loughlin, who next appears in the feature "Whiteout," is repped by ICM and June Cann Management.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Holly Valance champions the mission of MDRI

Mental Disability Rights International is an organization which helps people who are challenged. Sadly, they are often being abused and/or neglected. According to their mission statement ~ "Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) is dedicated to promoting the human rights and full participation in society of people with mental disabilities worldwide."

Alex O'Loughlin's girlfriend, actress/singer Holly Valance, has taken up this cause. This video shows the PSA she did in support of MDRI. Below is a message from Holly explaining why she became involved with this worthy cause.

A letter from Holly Valance, international model, singer and actress:

Dear Friends,

I first learned of MDRI after its Serbia story shown on NBC News. To say I was affected by the images would be an understatement. I guess you don't know what you don't know, but now that I do, I can never be the same.

Huddled over my laptop sobbing, I wrote to the organization offering to be of any service I could. As I learned through further educating myself with MDRI's reports and discussions with staff, I realized this is not only a mental disability rights issue – but a human rights issue.

The work MDRI does is so important - any kind of support is crucial and pivotal to changing the conditions, laws and mindsets of the countries affected. I lie awake at night sick to my stomach about what goes on in these institutions and MDRI is the one on the frontline making these changes possible. They are truly angels – and they need our help. If there was ever a worthy cause that can make the world a better, safer, more compassionate place, this is it. I've always been very drawn to helping those without voices, the ones who don't get a say; the ones who are not seen or heard but kept away in poverty and shame; treated worse than animals.

They are God’s children too and they need to be protected. They deserve every right and opportunity you or I have and it's simply not good enough to sit back and hope someone else will fix it, or it will go away. It won't. It takes hard work, perseverance and funding to change an enormous issue like those tackled by MDRI daily.

If you know now, please help.

Make a truly meaningful decision to be part of something life changing for millions of people. While you curl up in your warm and safe bed tonight, imagine the torture being inflicted daily on these unfortunate souls because not enough of us know.

It's disgusting – and you are somewhat responsible if you learn about it and do nothing.

This has got to stop. It can not go on.

I am so truly honored, humbled and proud to be associated with Mental Disability Rights International.

Yours faithfully,
Holly Valance

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Video ~ A few of Alex O'Loughlin's favorites

During the 2007 People's Choice Awards program, Alex O'Loughlin accepted Moonlight's award. The show won Favorite New TV Drama. He was filmed while home in Australia. Nominees were asked for their personal favorites in several categories. Alex tells us three of his in this video clip. He looks amazing! So relaxed and charming. Isn't that background gorgeous too?

Alex O'Loughlin's choices :

Favorite movie drama ~ Disturbia ~ "Because I'm a big fan of Shia LaBeouf"

Favorite funny male ~ Will Ferrell ( mine too! )

Favorite female movie star ~ Reese Witherspoon

Monday, August 4, 2008

Photo ~ Screenshot of Alex O'Loughlin from Love Bytes : Net Nanny

In 2004, Alex O'Loughlin guest starred on Australian tv show Love Bytes : Net Nanny episode (#1x04). He played Dave.... friend & co-worker. Some of his early work. He is billed as Alex O'Lachlan. This is a screen capture photograph of Alex from the program.

Click on the image above for a bigger version of the picture.

Alex O'Loughlin on TV Guide's List of Sexiest Sci-Fi Stars

Excellent job, everyone! Alex O'Loughlin is on TV Guide's list of Sexiest Sci-Fi Stars thanks to your comments and support. I guess his unbelievable natural beauty & sensuality had a little to do with it too. ;) Alex is in the number five spot. Who is #1, you ask ~ Jensen Ackles from Supernatual.

The truly wonderful thing is, Moonlight was canceled in May but you continue to keep it & its cast alive and newsworthy!

The Sexiest Sci-Fi Stars

See which science-fiction sexpots readers love

#5 Alex O'Loughlin (Moonlight)

"He has the longest lashes, gorgeous hair and best facial expressions I've seen. That smile can light a thousand light bulbs. He's a true heartthrob but is so humble about it. That's the sign of a real star." (SonjaMMK)

Photograph ~ Mick St John ( Alex O'Loughlin ) Moonlight series promo photo

The sexiest Vampires in pop culture

All the new Vampyre projects continue to grab the media's attention. The Montreal Gazette has been inspired to rate their choices for the sexiest Vampires. Not surprisingly, our Moonlight boys Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) and Josef Kostan (Jason Dohring) are on the list!

Being a vamp girl for as long as I can remember, I have my own favorites. Lemme just tell ya, Mick and Josef are at the top for me.... right next to Louis ( who has been #1 for years ) from Anne Rice's Interview With The Vampire. I know that most people are in love with Lestat. While I adore him too, Louis is my vamp. Not just because he was played by Brad Pitt in the film. *grin* I'm sure a lot of it has to do with him being a Louisiana plantation/New Orleans character. Spike ( James Marsters ) from Buffy the Vampire Slayer also ranks high for me. I always liked him way better than Angel. As for the ladies, Miriam ( Catherine Deneuve ) from The Hunger, Coraline ( Shannyn Sossamon ) and Lola ( Holly Valance ) from Moonlight. Yes.... I like the "bad" girls.

Who is on your list?

Vamping it up: The sexiest vampires in pop culture
Canada : The Montreal Gazette
by Sheri Levine, Amy Husser and Chris Lackner, Canwest News Service

With Stephenie Meyer's vampire romance Breaking Dawn hitting bookshelves, and a film based on her book Twilight slated for a December release, we look at the sexiest vampires in pop culture history - from Bram Stoker's Dracula and Anne Rice's Lestat to Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Bella Swan, the teen heroine from Meyer's series, is far from the first character to have her heart flutter over a partner who lacks a heartbeat:

The Vamp: Mick St. John (Alex O'Loughlin) and Josef Kostan (Jason Dohring), Moonlight (TV series, 2007-08)

Vampilicious qualities: When Mick St. John was bitten by his vampiric bride, Coraline, years ago, he was both disgusted and heartbroken. Instead of choosing to simply feed off of human beings, St. John utilizes his now acute vampire senses to help the living by becoming a private investigator. His closest friend and fellow vampire, Josef, helps him find alternate feeding sources along the way, and St. John eventually falls in love with a mortal named Beth - a beautiful, ambitious reporter who has been covering a string of unusual murders. Moonlight's vampires have sex appeal because the show portrays them as modern day vamps caught between two worlds.

Fang factor: 3 out of 5

Photo ~ I decided to use this great image of Josef Konstantin ( Jason Dohring ) and Mick St John ( Alex O'Loughlin ) together in Moonlight's premiere, No Such Thing as Vampires (episode #1x01). Click on the picture above for a larger version of the photograph.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

TV Guide Quiz ~ Will Alex O'Loughlin star in a Moonlight musical soon?

TV Guide created a quiz asking you true or false questions about celebrities. They included Alex O'Loughlin in the mix. Of course, his fans know that he is into writing and playing his own songs.... but, the answer is false. There are no plans to produce a Moonlight musical, at least for now ;>

Let's Play Celebrity Mythbuster!

Guess which of these celeb statements are true

Alex O'Loughlin will be playing his character of Mick St. John in an upcoming Moonlight musical.

Photograph ~ Alex O'Loughlin at the Paley Center for Media's Moonlight Panel ( April 22nd, 2008 )