Thursday, March 31, 2011

Alexandria, Animation, Trailer

All Things Law and Order published the newest Criminal Intent Trailer on their youtube page. This way I'm finally able to embed it here at blog.

Did I mentioned that I love the moment as Alex removed the yellow SoC tape? Or the doubles crossed arms? Alex and Bobby will be back. they really will be back.

If you follow the filming details, you maybe noticed that they finished the filming of Rispetto, yesterday. The Cadaver shooting will begin April, 11th. I hope the whole cast and crew can relax a little during the hiatus so they have full power to film the second half of season 10.

I also finally found the time to animate the amazing elevator b&w to color scene of the second S10 trailer.

And last but not least the next Alexandria chapter is online. Read it at my LJ or on It's so easy. Only follow the link. Half of the story is published and there will be even more exciting chapters.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Trailer number 4

Music Video
An all-new season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent premieres Sunday, May 1 at 9/8C!

Unfortunately I don't know how to embed from the USA Network page. Why it is so much easier when already someone found the link and I took the shown embed code in the blog entry.

Bev, I think I need another tutorial of you ;o)

You can find the video at the end of the link.

They highlighted the trailer with Robyn's song, Criminal Intent.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

100 Drabble - Monster

Title: Doctor and Monster
Prompt: Monster
Flavor: Criminal Intent
Characters: Alexandra Eames/Robert Goren
Rating: T
Word Count: 106

I swallowed and needed to clear my throat before I could welcome her.

“Wow, you’re looking stunning.”

It was difficult for me to take my gaze off her short doctor's coat and even shorter white dress. The dangerously tight skirt flashed garters, and the push-up cleavage with the Dr. F_ _ _ signature were killing me.

“You’re looking thrilling,” she replied. “Oh, missing a few spots.” I wanted to touch her stethoscope, but she moved me inside the bathroom. The mirror reflected the pale-green Monster with big scars and a very sexy Frankenstein.

Yes, we made the right partner costume decision for the MCS Halloween Party.

Today I added the next Alexandria chapter. It's the big feeling twist. You can read it at or at my livejournal.

Monday, March 28, 2011

CI and IPS are Back-To-Back

This spring, USA Sunday nights are the safest place on television, because Criminal Intent and In Plain Sight are back-to-back!

Vincent D'Onfrio and Kathryn Erbe Get Legal About Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Before we can enjoy the final season of Criminal Intent in May, here an old interview of 2007 with Vincent and Kathryn as the show moved to USA Network.

source: movieweb, Oct 3, 2007 by Mushy
The shows veteran cast members discuss keeping things fresh for their seventh season

Law & Order: Criminal Intent is the third show from executive producer/creator Dick Wolf that is part of the Law & Order brand.

The series takes viewers into the minds of criminals while following the psychological approaches of the Major Case Squad. Law & Order focuses on two sets of partners played by Vincent D'Onfrio and Kathryn Erbe and Chris Noth and Alicia Witt, who is subbing for a few months for Julianne Nicholson who is on maternity leave.

Recently Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe sat down to discuss this show and what fans can expect from the seventh season.

Is there anything different now that show has moved to the USA Network?

Vincent D'Onofrio: They really haven't changed anything as far as production...

Kathryn Erbe: No, I think the same change that was starting last year is continuing. The show has felt like it's evolving from the beginning. I think last year we had a change in our main writer... and our shows executive producer. They came on and really started to breathe new life into the form in terms of the way that they were shooting it. That is continuing... adding the focus of our private lives. That continues right along but the only thing that feels different is that USA is incredibly excited about having us. Wanting to promote the show and wanting to get the word out that we're going to be on USA and they've been incredibly flattering to us. Its felt really good.

Vincent, your portrayal of Bobby Goren is really inventive and I was just wondering how you approached this character going into the seventh season?

Vincent D'Onofrio: Well, I'm not sure if our show influenced the other shows or not. I don't know it's hard to say who came first... all I know is that the first few years of the show was about... making the show work and making it different and we worked very hard to do that. Then, after the last three years I brought it back a lot. It was much more internal because I was a bit tired. The best thing about right now is because Warren Leight is very good at writing characters, because he's a playwright, and his writers, they write very good, character driven scripts. What's nice for us as actors in doing that is that we have the last 6 years to fall back on. Our fanbase knows exactly what we've been working towards and what we've said about us as characters. We can play with that now, we have a lot of... as the character of Goren there's a lot of substance because of the last 6 years.

This show has the least interactions with the District Attorneys, I was just wondering what you guys thought about that?

Vincent D'Onofrio: Sometimes I miss going into Courtney's (Courtney B. Vance; District Attorney Ron Carver) office. It was fun. We actually had some of those last scenes in that office. I miss that a bit but with Eric Bogosian and the other characters playing to more character driven stuff, we don't really need the district attorney's office anymore. Eric is procedural with his captain stuff he's also kind of a referee sometimes. When he's dealing with the two of us. It's working without that.

Kathryn Erbe: We miss Courtney a lot.

Has the second team with Chris made a difference with your energy level?

Vincent D'Onofrio: Oh yes, yes.

Kathryn Erbe: That was killing us. We couldn't have gone on the way we were. This makes it possible to go out and then have somebody to bring back, instead of just being used up. We have a lot more enthusiasm. We're a lot happier to be there when we are there because we know that our lives are not suffering when we're not able to be at home.

Do you guys talk and compare notes?

Kathryn Erbe: We try and talk a lot.

How does it work when you work with the writers because you've been playing the characters so long? Have fans ever sent you notes in that way?

Vincent D'Onofrio: Actually, we haven't had any of that but there are certain people that read the blogs. They have so much to say on those blogs that we could never ever keep up with them or what they want, or the mistakes that we've made, or anything like that. I don't think we make a conscious effort to correct things that people have said that we've done wrong. I'm surprised that the writers know as much as they do about my character. On occasion it happens but it's very, very rare.

You say you guys work independently but what do you think that your characters think of Mike Logan (Christopher Noth)?

Vincent D'Onofrio: I don't know what to say about that.

Kathryn Erbe: I don't either.

Vincent D'Onofrio: If you want to talk about particular episodes. I think in the stories that we have done with him, I think our characters think he's a little fast to bite. He's a little bit of a rabid dog and that's not the way that we usually do things.

Kathryn Erbe: He has a different technique.

Does the introduction of a new character, like the one Eric Bogosian plays, effect the dynamic of the show?

Vincent D'Onofrio: Yeah.

Kathryn Erbe: Yeah.

Vincent D'Onofrio: First of all we lost a main character, Courtney. Just the amount of characters that are serviced in the writing. It makes the show different. It's a minimal amount of characters now that just makes the writing different. What Eric brings to being the Captain is a completely different vibe than Jamey (Sheridan; Captain James Deakins). It's a completely different style of acting. Now with all this character driven stuff that Warren Leight's writing for it, Eric's character is very relevant in the refereeing of the two characters.

Another hint to my Post Loyalty Fanfiction. Chapter six is online here at or at my LJ, since yesterday. I'll publish the next chapter tomorrow.

Friday, March 25, 2011

So many ON SET pictures

3 – 24 – 2011

Rispetto 2

Kathryn and Vincent shot for the fourth day the Criminal Intent episode Rispetto in the streets of New York City…
…and a lot of fans and pros joined them to take much pictures.

First of all, please go to ny_odyssey’s/redwingx LJ and read the long report and watch all the amazing pictures she took.

But you also can click at the next links for much more pictures (most of all of Vincent) and a few words around.

redwingx, gettyimages, buzzfoto, celeb dirty laundry

It’s interesting that ny_odyssey referred to snow in the morning but at the celeb dirty laundry pics Vincent is outside without a coat. The temperatures must have get higher over the day.

I really love Alex’s light blue coat. Her smiling face let me melt.

They come back, they really will come back!

When you can’t do without Alex and Bobby for one more day, maybe read the next chapter of Alexandria, my post Loyalty fanfiction. You can read it at or at my LJ.

Rispetto 1

Thursday, March 24, 2011

200th episode?

I listened to four radio interviews of Vincent in the last couple of days, referring to his new movie: Kill the Irishman.
He also spoke more than once about his current filming of season 10 and being on set of Criminal Intent. But in all these interviews he wasn’t sure if it would be the last season, although there is that official statement that season 10 is the last and final season of that great show.

Of course, we know it’s all about the money. When the quotes are good and I hope they'll be great and USA Network can sell airtime maybe they’ll change their mind.

I won’t hold my breath and want a great season 10 with a decent arc and a lovely say good-bye, but when there would be another eight episode season, Criminal Intent would hit the magical 200 shows mark.

That would be awesome. Here a short clip of Kathryn of the 100th episode event. I would love to see and hear her making interviews promoting the new season, too.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Law & Order CI New Promo Clip

Bad Guys Beware. Alex and Bobby are back.

Posted on youtube: allthingslawandorder and on their blog.

100 Drabble - Anticipation

Title: Good News
Prompt: Anticipation
Characters: Alexandra Eames/Robert Goren
Rating: T
Word Count: 100
A/N 1: Sequel of last week drabble: Test: Positive.

“You’re pregnant?” Bobby caught his breath.

Checking the test-strip again and comparing it with the instructions, Alex nodded.

“Oh!” is Bobby’s only verbal reaction, but his thoughts ran wildly.

“The IVF was really successful. “ Alex couldn’t hide a beaming smile any longer and gently stroked her stomach. “I’ll be a surrogate mother,” she squealed, and stepped closer to Bobby. His expression changed in a split second. He sighed, relieved, as the information reached his mind and he closed his partner in a deep embrace.

“Tell me every detail,” he murmured in her soft hair. Bobby wanted to know everything.

The next chapter of Alexandria is online. Read it at my LJ or at

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Season 10 News

Only 39 days left until the new season of Criminal Intent. The filming goes on. I think they started to shoot 10 x 04 Rispetto yesterday. We read a few things about guest actors and today NBC claimed to show the new season only one month later than USA Network [Monday, May 30 (9-10 p.m.)]. I think that is good for all people who can't afford to pay for TV.

All in all we're on a good way for the final season. But there are a few concerns. Will Bobby and Alex carry their old badges with the fond numbers? Is there a tie clip involved? At least Bobby got a new ID card. Okay, I can accept a photo change after 10 years.What is with the book side table and their desks?

I'm a little relieved because I read Law and Order and Pat a few minutes ago. Pat [twitter] is a cast member of the fourth episode and he was able to wander around the set last night, taking photos.

There are Bobby's and Alex's desk, the books and chairs: sigh.

Only 39 days...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Icons and Alexandria

Like I mentioned here I picked up four icon challenges in March. I showed you two of the 20 in 20 sets because they were Kathryn related. Thanks so much for all your kind comments.

Here are links and teaser for the other two icon batches. Maybe you're interested, too:

Vincent D'Onofrio as Cholo (Naked Tango)

Visit all my 20+ icons here @ [info]havers LJ.

Dr. Lisa Cuddy + Dr. Gregory House (House M.D.)

More here @ [info]havers LJ.

I also published the next chapter of Alexandria.

You can find it here or here.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

100 Drabble - News Challenge

Title: Text: positive
Prompt: News
Characters: Alexandra Eames/Robert Goren
Rating: T
Word Count: 103
A/N: Somewhere in late season 2.

Ten pm on a regular Thursday in March – okay, not a regular Thursday. They were still in the office doing paperwork and calling contacts. Alex couldn’t wait any longer. The test-strip burned in her pocket the whole day. The bullpen was empty and the chance of being surprised was low.

Only one more minute and Alex would know if the IVF in late February was successful.

A blue plus…pregnant…Oh my!

“We got a tip from an informant. Hurry, Eames.” Bobby rushed into the lavatory, but nearly stumbled over his feet as he noted the test in her hand.

“W…we need to talk.”

Read chapter 2 of Alexandria my Post Loyalty fanfiction at my livejournal or at

Friday, March 18, 2011

Three more movie stills...

...of Mother's House. The Mother's House crew added new pictures to their imdb page.

Mother’s House 25

Mother’s House 27

Mother’s House 26

I love that Kathryn is so in focus of that movie.

P.S. hehe, her tattoo is flashing again.

P.P.S. Maybe you noticed, but I discovered the tag/page function here at blogger. Lovely Kathryn is now a little bit more two dimensional. I added the CI S10 filming information, Kathryn's current movie projects (with trailers) and her whole time-line from January 2010 on. I think there will be more pages in future.

P.P.P.S. I published the next chapter of Alexandria here on and here @ my LJ.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Alexandria - Prologue

Finally done. A few minutes ago I published the prologue to my big Post Loyalty fanfiction project.

Go to to read my story or to my livejournal for the interactive version.

Title: Alexandria
Flavour: Criminal Intent
Characters: Alexandra Eames/Robert Goren + a tiny little bit Mike Logan and Elizabeth Rodgers.
Rating: T
Word Count: around 19 500
Synopsis: Post Loyalty – Alex POV – Bobby is on a secret mission of truth and there is only a sparse one way correspondence between the old partners. What happened to Alex in the weeks and months after the hug? Where will they meet again and what changed?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lives Life With Passion

By Ilena Ryan
Monday, 12 April 2010
The Boulevard Magazine

Walking elegantly alongside Law and Order: Criminal Intent’s Kathryn Erbe is a beautiful blonde, so beautiful that people stop her just to extend compliments. This happens on a regular basis; Erbe has come to expect it. Her companion is her dog, Lilah, who was adopted from the North Shore Animal League America (NSALA) about a year and a half ago.
Lilah is a mutt-i-gree, a member of the eponymous American Mutt-i-grees Club, and served as poster dog for the NSALA’s campaign, appearing in public service announcements and billboards alongside her owner. The goal of the Mutt-i-grees Club is to change the public’s perception of mixed-breed dogs.

Bringing Lilah into the lives of Erbe and her two children, Maeve, 14, and Carson, 6, was one of the best decisions the family made. “There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t feel good about [it],” Erbe says. The decision to adopt a dog came about when Maeve had to have two teeth pulled in August of 2008. The family had been talking about getting a dog for a while and they decided the time was right – a puppy would be a good cheer-me-up for Maeve. After Maeve’s dental surgery, the family drove from their Brooklyn home to the North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington, NY. As soon as they laid their eyes on Lilah, they found they couldn’t take their eyes off her.
The “little blonde puffball,” as Erbe described Lilah, charmed the family and the adoption happened that day, along with the request from the NSALA staff for Erbe to work with their organization.
“I’m lucky that I have a very prominent job and they recognized me, and before I knew it, people came up to me and asked if I’d be interested in getting involved with NSALA. Our experience with them was so pleasant, and when they started to talk to me about what happens to these animals because of puppy mills and when you see how many beautiful, wonderful, amazing, smart and kind animals need homes, it really became a passion for me and my kids,” Erbe says.
Erbe devotes her time to getting the word out about adoption, as well as being a spokesperson, along with Lilah, for the mutt-i-gree campaign. It’s a cause they both believe strongly in. “There are so many reasons to adopt; hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats [are] in need of homes. It takes a little bit of effort, but it’s the right thing to do, it really is. Mutts have fewer health problems, often they’re incredibly intelligent, and that’s what Lilah is. She’s the kindest, gentlest, smartest, most intuitive dog I’ve ever met. She loves children; she loves other animals. [And] she’s grown into being a watchdog, which I wanted, as a single mom,” Erbe says. If adoption is not an option, Erbe urges people to show their support and love for these animals in other ways, such as by donating money, products and time.
Her devotion to NSALA reflects Erbe’s passionate personality—a passion she also applies to her acting career. She spent her school years dancing, singing and acting in school plays and musicals. Growing up in Newton, MA, a suburb of Boston, Erbe always knew she wanted to be a professional actor, but she found herself in a very dark place during her high school years. She almost was forced to let go of her dreams but her passion for performing kept her going. “I really had a hard time. I was not a happy kid. I was very sad, very depressed, had very low self-esteem, and I eventually ended up involved in the wrong crowd of people—they were my friends but they were up to no good. [I] got involved in different things, drugs, and I dropped out of school when I was a junior,” she recalls.
But after her parents sent her to an alternative school in Western Massachusetts, Erbe turned her life around. She applied to just one college—New York University—and told her story in her application: she needed acting to turn her life around. She was accepted and entered the school as a drama major. “I really have always been a survivor,” she says.
In her senior year at NYU, instead of taking the conventional route of showcasing for agents, she mailed her headshot to 10 of the biggest agencies at the time, and fortunately was called in. Before she had even graduated, she had booked a pilot for a show called Chicken Soup with Lynn Redgrave and Jackie Mason and was the only member of her class to have a professional job. “I’ve been working ever since,” she recalls.
After a series of television appearances and movie roles, Erbe found herself in the role of Detective Alexandra Eames on Law and Order: Criminal Intent. The show was a gift to Erbe, not only because she loved playing the role of a New York City cop, but because it allowed her to perform her most important duty: that of being a mom.
“I was so lucky to have the job on Criminal Intent for as long as I did. As an actor, you have no solidity to your life. Right before I got that job, my daughter was 5, in kindergarten, and I used to take her everywhere, [but] we couldn’t do that anymore. I was despairing because I didn’t think I could deal with the lifestyle of being an ambitious actress. It’s not conducive to raising a family, at least on the level I was trying to do it, so I went in for this Law and Order job, and nine years later, it was probably the best thing that ever happened to my career. It gave me a schedule, my kids knew where I was, they had a playroom in my dressing room,” Erbe says.
When asked if her kids will follow her acting path, Erbe answers, “Yes, unfortunately,” with a laugh. While Carson is too young to have formed a decision, Maeve has expressed interest and will be attending a performing arts high school. Erbe offers advice to young actors: “It’s a really, really unfair and difficult business. I could use a lot of expletives, but I won’t. The best thing they can do is do it their own way, do everything they can to feel good about themselves, and [bring] what they alone can bring to each and every project that comes their way.” And, she adds: “Go to school! Get a college education!”
For her next job, Erbe is looking for a role that will allow her kids to be her priority. While she would love to play another character like Detective Eames, she’s open to comedy. Regarding her serious, dramatic parts she says, “I tend to be attracted to those roles. I like darkness, I like exploring those emotions, but I think it would be really fun to do something totally different.”
But for now, she’s enjoying having more time to spend with Maeve, Carson and Lilah, being able to relax and read an entire book, and dedicating her time to charitable organizations. “I’m using the time well; it’s really nice to just live life after nine years of a really hard schedule,” she says.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Statement Necklaces and Sailor Stripes Celebrity Looks of the Week

Plus three more pictures of Kathryn at the Atlantic Theater Company's Annual Spring Gala. by Sarah St. Lifer
Posted Mar 11th 2011 at 9:30AM
Donning the same dress she wore to the 2010 Academy Awards Kathryn Erbe walked the red carpet at "Can You Spare A Dime?" presented by Atlantic Theater Company's Annual Spring Gala at in NYC on March 7. The "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" actress added a statement choker with glittering beads.

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3 Backyards twittered that Kathryn wanted to join the Friday screening and the q+a with Eric Mendelsohn and Edie Falcon. They also posted a few pictures of the night on their facebook page, but Kathryn wasn't visible. Maybe the Criminal Intent filming on Friday went longer that expected.

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Nevertheless, indieWIRE presented the first numbers:
On one screen, Screen Media saw Eric Mendelsohn’s “3 Backyards” take in a decent $11,000. Starring Embeth Davidtz, Edie Falco and Elias Koteas, the film had debuted at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.

There are so many new articles around 3 Backyards. Go to their facebook page for the links or follow them on twitter to be updated. What a success. I'm so happy for the whole team.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mother's House - Status: COMPLETE

Today I got a new Kickstarter update e-mail. Mother’s House is completed. The DVDs will go out within the next few weeks to backers who chose that tier.

But there are more amazing news about the short film. The producers are now using Without a Box to make submissions to upcoming film festivals.

Here the offers of the world’s largest independent film community.

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Only a few days with this portal, Mother’s House has an own IMDb webpage, congratulation. I can’t wait to hear about the first participation in film festivals.

Friday, March 11, 2011

More Shirley Bellinger Icons

Here my first entries for [info]hbic20in20.

Textures: [info]tiger_tyger, [info]vividtruth and [info]twinstrike
Tutorials: [info]vol4itca, [info]mscreations, [info]sweettxpea, [info]delicatinelity, [info]tiger_tyger and [info]wunderkind_lucy

I had so much fun making Shirley Bellinger icons last month. Here another 20 set.

bluemy moodinternet slang

Out of Character + Directions

Artist's Choice

Plus six variations: