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Thursday, September 30, 2010
1. For those of you who have ever:
Singed your eyebrows...
Drank a beer for breakfast...
Been cuffed to a shower rod...
or smelled like a garbage can
2. It's a Plum thing.
3. Stop or I'll sic Lula on your @$$!
4. It's Plum tough in the Burg.
5. Wanna play choo choo?
6. It's all fun and games til' someone gets tazered.
7. Stephanie's cars....like a moth to a flame.
8. Team Rangelli - Cuz I'm selfish like that.
9. Team Rangelli - Cuz I can handle both.
10. Plum Junkie.
11. Plum addict.
12. Stop or my grandma will shoot.
13. Mushed by Morelli.
14. If being the tunnel is wrong...I don't wanna be right.
15. Where are Ranger's underpants?!?!?!?!? hahaha...(It's late and I'm feelin loopy and I'm laughing way to hard at my own lame, korny jokes!!!)
Hey ladies and gents:
I was hoping to have a few more entries in my T-shirt contest, but all good things must come to an end right?
It's been a few weeks, and I haven't gotten any more suggestions for the T-shirts so I'm thinking I am going to set a due date for October 8, 2010, one week from tomorrow.
I have about 15-20 fabulous suggestions for T-shirts plus some of the ones that I came up with that you guys liked, but I was hoping to have a few more to choose from. So get your creative juices flowing and send in your entries this week by emailing me with my email gadget on the right hand side of my blog! You could win your very own 'OFTM' related T-shirt!
For the T-Shirt contest rules go to http://bit.ly/aNGDWX
Well looky what I stumbled across when I was looking for some Jason O'Mara info! Joe Morelli Neked!! tee-hee! (This one's for you Iheartjason!)
Okay this is not from 'One for the Money' filming, but it will still be tucked under my pillow giving me sweet dreams tonight!! How people can say this man is not sexy is beyond me!! I just read an article that described him as a more manly Jude Law, and I would have to agree that's a pretty good description.
Also, if anyone has any information on any of the other 'OFTM' actors, interviews, show appearances, etc, I would love to know about it. I've been looking for more info on some of the other actors, but there is not really a lot lately. Would love to watch or read an interview on Jason O'Mara, Daniel Sunjata, or Debbie Reynolds on filming the movie. Thanks in advance!
***UPDATE*** I watched the 'Martha Stewart Show' today, and the 'OFTM' news is zero. =( Katherine was lovely as always, and they made a yummy looking halibut dish on the show. They also showed a new clip of 'Life as we Know it' on the show of the KH and JD changing the baby's diaper that was cute, but that was about it.
|The always beautiful Katherine Heigl|
'"AN unsmiling Katherine Heigl, at work on a new movie in this Pittsburgh suburb in August, stepped out of a chauffeured black S.U.V. and strode onto the set. She briskly filmed her scene and decamped to her air-conditioned trailer. “I admit that I’m particular about the way I work,” she said, stopping to stare at a stuffed rabbit on the floor. She continued her thought, but not before giving the bunny a swift kick.
True? Yes. But the morning could also be accurately described like this: Relaxing in her trailer between scenes, Katherine Heigl apologized for the mess — her daughter, Naleigh, had been playing with stuffed animals. Gracious and funny, Ms. Heigl talked about her struggle to balance work with family. “I guess everything in life requires some kind of compromising,” she said.
So which is it? Cold diva or likable mom?
As Ms. Heigl has learned the hard way, Hollywood and the news media aren’t big on nuance. Stars are supposed to come packaged with neat captions: bubbly (Julia Roberts), charming (George Clooney), quirky (Johnny Depp). When they step outside those assigned boxes, either in a film role or in real life, the machinery starts pushing them back.
Ms. Heigl, 31, has been assigned the diva box. Reporters are supposed to look for the smallest signal of imperiousness. (Bunny, kicked — scribble that down.) Forget that she’s warm and genuine in person. She demanded to be freed from the “Grey’s Anatomy” role that made her a star before her contract came to an end, and for that she will be punished.
Returning to theaters on Friday in “Life as We Know It,” Ms. Heigl has a chance to rehabilitate herself with an industry that is newly nervous about her drawing power — her last film, “Killers,” flopped badly — and redefine her public persona with the popped-claws celebrity media while winning back any “Grey’s Anatomy” fans who may have wandered. “Life as We Know It,” about two single people who become the parents of a little girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident, offers Ms. Heigl the kind of character that won her a fan base in the first place: big-hearted and goofy yet sympathetic and relatable. It’s a comedy, but she does a lot of crying.
Ms. Heigl unwittingly created her image problem by being honest in interviews. Her comments were not particularly scandalous but spawned tabloid feeding frenzies, because she didn’t just mouth promotional platitudes about her projects. When she told Vanity Fair that her 2007 movie “Knocked Up” was “a little bit sexist” — well, duh — the blowback was swift and severe, culminating with her co-star from that film, Seth Rogen, trashing her on Howard Stern’s radio show. Then Ms. Heigl complained about the quality of writing on “Grey’s Anatomy.” Again, duh: Shonda Rhimes, the creator of that show, had Ms. Heigl’s character, Izzie, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a deer.
But Ms. Heigl was quickly branded a traitor. In a Hollywood twist, her publicist fired her.
Her Q score, a measurement of a star’s likability, has even decreased. In the summer of 2008, 29 percent of people surveyed viewed her positively, according to Marketing Evaluations Inc. This summer it was down to 20 percent. Ms. Roberts, to compare, has a Q score of 38 percent.
It is difficult but not impossible to escape the kind of pigeonhole in which Ms. Heigl finds herself or, better yet, to shift the focus to the acting. Just ask Robert Downey Jr. But it’s usually harder for women in Hollywood to pull off the feat. (It took a decade for Drew Barrymore to escape her party-girl image. Russell Crowe eventually moved beyond his throwing-the-telephone moment. Angelina Jolie has yet to move past being branded a home wrecker.) Is Ms. Heigl willing to cram herself into a pretty-but-not-heard public persona, which is, after all, what the celebrity media want from blond bombshells like her?
She seemed to be struggling with the answer.
“I’ve been told I’m too forthright with opinions,” Ms. Heigl said with a sigh. “Well do they want a fierce woman or milquetoast? Should I be me, or should I pretend to be something I think people want? Pretending seems pretty ridiculous to me.” She paused to think for a moment before adding, “I didn’t think that what I was was so bad that I needed to hide it.”
Later, the topic came up again. “I feel totally normal on a set, probably because I’ve spent so much of my life on one. It’s when I go out into the real world that I don’t seem to know what to do.”
When it comes to her work, Ms. Heigl has proved herself a gifted actress — someone whom movie studios see as finally being able to pick up the romantic comedy baton from Ms. Barrymore and Ms. Roberts. Ms. Heigl won an Emmy Award for her work on “Grey’s Anatomy,” and critics have cheered the natural way she has inhabited roles like the pathological bridesmaid in “27 Dresses,” a 2008 comedy that was made for $30 million and sold more than $160 million at the global box office. She now earns an estimated $15 million per picture.
“Katherine Heigl’s early performances seem to imagine Grace Kelly at a frat party,” said Bob Gazzale, chief executive of the American Film Institute, “but I think a deeper look sees the gifts that Carole Lombard gave the world — stylish, sincere and silly — an artist whose talents run deep beneath the unmistakable glamour of a Hollywood star.”
Although her last film, the $75 million action comedy “Killers,” was a dud, selling only $92 million around the world, expectations are high for “Life as We Know It,” which cost only about $38 million to make. The film, directed by Greg Berlanti (TV’s “Everwood”) and co-starring Josh Duhamel (“Las Vegas”), tries to showcase Ms. Heigl’s range, giving her plenty of slapstick moments along with dramatic scenes. Her character, Holly, is the Type-A owner of a successful bakery, who, after the death of her best friend, receives co-custody of her friend’s baby. Mr. Duhamel’s Messer — a name that tells you all you need to know about him — forces Holly to learn how to roll with the punches.
“For those difficult scenes, where the character has to totally break down, you’re always waiting on bated breath — what happens if the actor can’t get there? — but Katie just did it on a dime,” said Mr. Berlanti, who was also startled to discover that Ms. Heigl has a photographic memory for lines. He recalled a day on the set when she was handed a new scene to learn on the fly.
“She looks at it, says it out loud once to herself, and didn’t need it again for the next eight hours,” he said.
Robert Luketic, who directed Ms. Heigl in “Killers” and “The Ugly Truth,” an inexpensive 2009 comedy that sold about $205 million in tickets, chalks the skill up to television. “Katie always comes prepared and nails it in one or two takes,” Mr. Luketic said.
“Life as We Know It” is also Ms. Heigl’s transition to active producing. She was involved with casting and fought for Mr. Duhamel after Warner Brothers, the studio behind the film, expressed concerns about his comedy chops. (His last lead role in a comedy, which came earlier this year in “When in Rome,” didn’t captivate audiences.) “I’m proud of myself for that,” she said. “People try to talk you out of things. They try to make the safe choice.”'
You can read the rest of the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/movies/03heigl.html
This is a long but fantastic article. They do mention "OFTM" but never ask her to comment about it, so no new info yet. In fact, the interview took place, it seems, when she was in Pittsburgh filming "One for the Money."=(
To answer KH's question in the article, should she be herself or 'act' the way the media wants her to act? The road less traveled may be a harder road, but I have a hell of a lot more respect for a strong, intelligent woman who tells it like it is than a woman who is a people pleaser. Not that my opinion matters, but I like KH just the way she is....HERSELF!!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Here is the David Letterman interview from Monday. Katherine Heigl is so gracious and lovely. It is a great interview, but still no 'OFTM' info. =( C'mon KH...throw your loyal fans a bone please?? A couple of stills from filming perhaps...a short clip from filming...(*batting eyes*) Pleeeeease???
She is just beautiful, and I absolutely love the dress!! Enjoy!
Unfortunately no 'OFTM' plug, =( but still entertaining to watch!! She is such a sweetheart!!
Can't wait until 'One for the Money' press tour starts!! I'm sure there will be plenty of interviews and clips to post. :)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
'“Uh-oh, did that rabbit just throw something at Stephanie's car?” Lula, Hard Eight'Ahhhh, thanks to our amazing anonymous poster, we know that it was Stephanie's Honda CRV that was firebombed by the rabbit in "Hard Eight." LOL
|Gina Gershon as Joyce Barnhardt|
|Debra Messing as Joyce Barnhardt|
|Ryan Reynolds as Dickie Orr|
|Vince Vauhgn as Dickie Orr|
Grandma Bella - Morelli's grandmother who somehow has the power to put an awful curse on you if she feels like it. She also has visions. hahaha! She'll put the eye on you!!
|Ann Guilbert as Grandma Bella|
Mama Morelli - (I'm not sure if she has been cast or not because she is in the first book, but if not) Perfect Italian single mother who raised Morelli and his other mischievous brothers.
|Lainie Kazan as Mama Morelli |
|Olympia Dukakis as Mama Morelli|
Tank - Rangers right hand man who has been described as looking like a tank..hence the nickname. This is the only pick for Tank in my opinion. He's perfect for the role!
|Michael Clark Duncan as Tank|
Spiro Stiva - The crooked son of Constantine Silva who ends up running the funeral home after Constantine is in the hospital. This one was hard for me...don't know if I have a real pick, but these 2 came to mind.
|James Frain as Spiro Stiva |
|Steve Buscemi as Spiro Stiva|
Sally Sweet - The heterosexual cross-dresser who is remarkably good at puzzles.
|Matthew Lillard as Sally Sweet ( I LOVE THIS PICTURE)|
Albert Kloughn - The clumsy, fainting, farting fiance to Stephanie's sister, Valerie.
|Kevin James as Albert Kloughn|
Valerie - Stephanie's perfect Meg Ryan look-alike sister.
|Reese Witherspoon as Valerie|
|Kelly Carlson as Terry Gilman|
It's been a while for the quotes, so here you go:
'“I need help. I got a hot date tonight with Elmer. We're going to the Rozinski viewing.” Grandma Mazur, Lean Mean Thirteen'Love Grandma Mazur's version of a hot date. LOL
Monday, September 27, 2010
|Katherine Heigl back to blonde in a beautiful black lace dress and leopard print bag.|
I haven't really found a lot of interviews posted yet, but I'm hoping she has some plugs for 'One for the Money' in some. I'll keep digging. Fingers crossed!
Friday, September 24, 2010
"Is Katherine Heigl the Next Angelina Jolie? Today 7:19 AM PDT by Marc Malkin
GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images; Andrew Schwartz/Sony Pictures Step aside, Angelina Jolie.
Katherine Heigl is moving in on your whoop-ass action-star territory...
Ms. Heigl stars in the upcoming One for the Money, the big-screen adaptation of the first novel in Jane Evanovich's best-selling Stephanie Plum series about a female bounty hunter.
"It was super exciting and fun," the former Grey's Anatomy star told me yesterday at the launch of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation's new Compassion Revolution program to reduce pet overpopulation. "We had a pretty good time down there in Pittsburgh. I got to wield some big boots and hold guns and be tough—or sort of try to be."
John Leguizamo, who plays a boxing manager in the flick, recently revealed that Heigl beats him up in the movie. "I don't think I kicked his ass," Heigl said, laughing. "I think he's being dramatic. I think I just shoved him."
With 16 Stephanie Plum novels published since 1995, Heigl hopes One for the Money is just the beginning of her big-screen life as the raven-haired Ms. Plum. It's set for a July 8 release. "The idea is that it will turn into a franchise," she said.
Up next for Heigl is Life As We Know It, a romantic comedy costarring Josh Duhamel and directed by Greg Berlanti out Oct. 8 that she coexecutive produced, too. Getting Duhamel to strip down to nothing but a pair of boxer briefs in posters for the movie wasn't too hard. Heigl cracked, "That kid will take it off for nothing."
Read more: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/marc_malkin/b202158_katherine_heigl_next_angelina_jolie.html#ixzz10SUwwuEX
....Sorry...still envisioning Josh Duhamel "taking it off for nothing." LOL!!! (*breathless sigh*) Way jealous of KH! She gets to lock lips with my all time favorite celebrity crush, Gerard Butler, and now Ashton Kutcher and Josh Duhamel...(Not to mention Jason O'Mara and probably Daniel Sunjata) Lucky, lucky girl!
I agree with the people that commented on this article. I don't think of KH playing Stephanie Plum as anything like the characters that Angelina Jolie plays. Not that I don't think she can't. It's just that Evanovich writes Stephanie as kind of stumbling around in her new job not really knowing what to do but somehow luckily taking care of business and kicking ass by default at the same time. I can't wait for this movie to come out.
Plus, we get some exciting news!! KH confirms that she wants to make the Stephanie Plum series into a franchise!!! I'm bouncing around in my chair right now!! As long as 'OFTM' does good in the box office, I'm thinking we will definitely have more Stephanie/Ranger/Morelli/Lula fun!!! Are you as ecstatic as I am??
More 'One for the Money' movie news please!?!?! I haven't had near enough!
Here is a link to her organization: http://www.kheigl.com/news/september10/230910-1.shtml
Have a tissue handy when you watch the video. This is a very worthy cause!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
It's been a while since I posted one of these, so I have quite a few to post. I'll just do my favorites!
'“Boy I hate being shot at. I really hate it.” Stephanie, Three to Get DeadlyEnjoy!!
”She asked him if he thought she was putting on weight, and he said Yes, and she stabbed him.” Grandma Mazur, Twelve Sharp
“Look at the strawberry doughnut with the rainbow sprinkles. Doesn't it make you happy?” Stephanie, Twelve Sharp
“I gave up being a 'ho, but I still like to keep up with the technology.” Lula, Twelve Sharp
“I swear I don't know how you ever make a capture.” Vincent Plum, Seven Up'
This SO reader put a lot of work into this, and I think her comments are halarious so I am putting this list in it's own post. I hope this anonymous person doesn't mind. I'm not sure why but this comment didn't show up on the comments section where they posted it, but I think it deserves it's own post anyway! Here they are...get ready to giggle:
"ONE FOR THE MONEY
Mazda Miata - Repossessed by Lenny Gruber.
Chevy Nova - Left for dead, which is OK since it had already been vandalized and had no muffler, tailpipe or radio.
Joe's Cherokee - According to the morning paper, "unexplained explosion".
TWO FOR THE DOUGH
Jeep Wrangler - Stolen in front of The House of Eternal Slumber.
THREE TO GET DEADLY
Baby Nissan Pickup - Bad carburetor since day one. High school kids called it a "fartmobile". Finally met it's maker in the form a of a rocket launcher. Blown to pieces. R.I.P. baby pickup.
FOUR TO SCORE
CRX - Soaked in gasoline and ignited by a discarded cigarette butt from Mrs. Nowicki.
Lula's Firebird - Blown up with the CRX. That's what you get for parking next to Stephanie.
Porsche Boxter - Sideswiped by a garbage truck and later exploded into flames.
Garbage Truck - Parked next to Boxter. Blew up and then fell on what remained of the Boxter.
BMW - Stolen, but thief was kind enough to leave the plates and registration number.
Honda Civic - Fire started from wacky tobacky use by Mooner and Reefer.
Rollswagon - A few dents, but mostly too embarrassing for even Stephanie to drive.
Mitchell and Habib's Lincoln - Not really Stephanie's fault. Car was trashed by Morris Munson driving like a maniac in his Crown Victoria.
Carpet Car - Caught on fire from flaming dog poop in a bag.
Honda CRV - Crumpled up like an accordion by DeChooch in a Cadillac.
Honda CRV - Fire bombed by a rabbit.
Honda CRV - Same rabbit doused the CRV in starter fluid and lit a match to it.
Ranger's Truck - Went up in flames from a package tossed into the bed. Probably the same rotten rabbit.
VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS
Honda CRV- Ignited by an incredibly dry Christmas tree and consumed in the fire.
TEN BIG ONES
Ford Escape - Made it through To the Nines, only to be fire bombed by Red Devil Robber at the beginning of Ten Big Ones.
$200 Lincoln Town Car - Sprayed with graffiti and shot to bits by The Slayers.
ELEVEN ON TOP
Stephanie's Saturn SL - Car bomb set off when Mama Macaroni turned the ignition.
Joe's SUV (make unmentioned) - Blew up with his garage.
No cars were destroyed in Twelve Sharp. Instead she went through some men.
Joe Morelli - Got beat up rescuing Stephanie and Lula from a bar brawl.
Tank - Took one to the "the boys" while trying to help apprehend the old lady who works at the Pleasure Treasure.
Ranger - Took a few bullets to the chest (was wearing a vest) while playing decoy to capture Scrog.
Diesel's (possibly hot) Corvette- Smashed through a hedge and into a topiary column. It was driveable afterward, but would never be the same.
BETWEEN TWELVE SHARP AND LEAN MEAN THIRTEEN
Mini Cooper - Traded it with her sister Valerie for an Escape, because it was too hard to get the bad guys in the back of the Cooper.
Ford Escape - Tree fell on it.
LEAN MEAN THIRTEEN
Crown Vic - After having the back window blown out and a squirrel explode all over the inside, it is left for dead on the side of the road.
Monte Carlo (with no reverse) - Destroyed by Lula with a rocket launcher.
Maroon Econoline Van- Not really Stephanie's, but caught her bad car juju anyway. Struck by a russet potato and exploded, as predicted by Gary-the-Stalker.
Jeep Wranger- Defiled by an infestation of raccoons in the Pine Barrens.
Rangeman SUV- Exploded by a rocket.
someone needs to count fifteen and sixteen"
These are so great, right? Thanks for putting all that work into finding out how many cars were destroyed. I got a big kick out of this!!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I have been doing a little brainstorming of my own, and I thought it's only fair if I post my own ideas for the shirts and let you all vote on them. These are just my ideas...I am keeping your suggestions on lockdown until it is decision time!
These are just some of the ideas that I wrote down today...be honest and let me know which ones blow and which ones you'd like to see on the shirts. (Hopefully I have 1 or 2 in there that you'll like. tee-hee!!) Feel free to post your opinions in the comments below. These are in no particular order.
1. Proud to be a Ranger Babe.
2. Plum Obsessed.
4. Grandma Mazur:
Single, Sassy, and Packin!!
5. Nothing like waking up to some Joe...Morelli that is.
6. Stephanie Plum...An auto insurance company's worst nightmare.
7. My dog ate my FTA.
8. Ranger can pick my lock anytime!
9. Stephanie Plum Bounty Hunter Checklist:
3) Stun gun........check.
4) Batteries charged in the stun gun....S@#t!!
10. Stephanie Plum Bounty Hunter Checklist:
4) Gun................cookie jar.
11. Beer, pizza, and Joe Morelli.
12. Lula - No leapard print spandex too small.
13. Morelli can buy a cannolli from me anytime.
Anyhoo those are my ideas off the top of my head so far. Please let me know what you think via the comments below and keep your suggestions coming by emailing me via my email gadget on the right hand side of my blog!
Hope you enjoy!~Don't be too mean. =( LOL
I know this is not 'OFTM' news, but it's Katherine Heigl, and this movie looks amazing!
It opens October 8th, and I can't wait to go see it. Josh Duhamel is not too hard on the eyes either! Yum!!
I'll say it again....Love her!!!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
|Please click on picture to enlarge|
I posted this picture quite a while ago wondering if the woman with the short black hair was Lula. It sure looks like Sherri Shepherd (Lula) to me. Also, the woman behind her with the long blond hair looks an awful lot like Jackie.
|Jackie (Ryan Michelle Bathe) and Lula (Sherrie Shepherd)|
Anyhoo...The camera crew's attention seems to be focused on filming this blue SUV with Lula in the background yelling at what looks like someone down the street a ways. This kind of threw me off a little since she isn't talking to the person in the SUV, and the article that came with this said that Katherine Heigl (Stephanie) was filmed walking up to Lula and Jackie and questioning them.
If you follow my blog at all, you know that I am extremely adamant about them keeping fairly close to the book when it comes to the cars (or the whole movie for that matter), and I've been a little nervous since I have seen nothing but the red convertible Stephanie has been driving around on set.
When I zoomed in on this picture trying to identify the woman driving the car, it unfortunately got all blurry, but I was able to make out a slender woman with brown somewhat curly hair. Could this be Stephanie driving Morelli's car perhaps? It sure looks a lot more like something he would drive.
|Tried to zoom in. This is as close as I got without the picture turning into little squares.|
Also, it has been confirmed that the shower scene is in the movie, and why else would Morelli barge in on Steph while she's in the shower other than looking for his distributor cap she took from his vehicle. My other clue that this might be Morelli's car is that Morty Beyers has been cast, and why else would they cast Morty in this movie other than to blow him up into itty, bitty bounty hunter pieces in Morelli's car?
So what do you think?? Have I stumbled onto Morelli's car or has the cheese slid off my cracker?
I for one am doing the KH happy dance, cuz I think I'm onto something here?!?!?! (Any help confirming this from my completely awesome, anonymous inside source would be so greatly appreciated!! wink, wink...pretty please with sugar on top??)
Although this is not really NEW news, it's still pretty exciting right?
I don't know about you, but I'm extremely disappointed and starting to go through withdrawals!! For now, I have a few Evanovich daily quotes to post which I will do shortly.
Also, the Stephanie Plum movie T-shirt contest is still going on, so send in your suggestions for a chance to win a cool "One for the Money" movie T-shirt!
Hope everyone had a good weekend, and I will post some more interesting stuff as soon as I have it on my hot little computer screen!!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
All you have to do is email me with your idea(s) using my contact emailer gadget on the right hand side of my blog. Please don't submit ideas in the comments section because they won't be used, and you don't want others to bogart your awesome suggestions. You will have to leave your name so that I can contact you if your idea is chosen. My neighbors and I will look over all the entries and pick out the best ones! I would like to have a few different designs to choose from. Once we have chosen the winners, I will post them and their ideas on my blog. The contest winners will then receive a 'OFTM' T-shirt of their choice.
Okay...*cracks knuckles*...Now for the contest guidelines:
Anyone can play in this contest. You don't have to be an official follower on my blog to submit an idea. (Although if you like my site and visit often I wouldn't complain if you did join...wink, wink LOL)
Submit any ideas that come to mind....even crazy, out there ones. If your submission sparks an idea of something we might use on the shirts as long as it is close, you will certainly get credit for it. Copyright laws, from what little I've been told, will not allow us to take any direct quotes from the book or use any actors'/actresses' pictures on the shirts, but everything else is fair game!! The winning ideas will be the property of the graphics company to use in the production and distribution of 'OFTM' merchandise. All proceeds made from the merchandise will go to the graphics company. (I'm not trying to make any money here. I just want a variety of fun shirts to choose from.)
If there are multiple submissions of the same idea that we end up using, the first person to submit the idea will be the winner.
This contest is running indefinitely for now because I'd really like a good deal of ideas to choose from. I'll set a deadline for the submissions as soon as I have one for you. I'm thinking the contest will run for about 3-4 weeks.
That's all for now. If I think of something else important, I will post it later on.
As soon as the T-shirts are designed and made, I will post a link to the website so you can start shopping!! ;)
Have fun and happy brainstorming!!
I was just reading on IMDB.com about the movie, and there is loads and loads of negativity. This particular post I was reading was complaining about KH as Stephanie Plum basically because she is a blond and Jason O'Mara as Morelli because he is not Italian. And this is setting my teeth on edge a little bit.
Now I have to confess that at first I was a little weary about these characters in their roles myself and not because I didn't like them or I didn't think they could act. I have liked everything that KH has been in so far and knew she could pull off the comedic part of the show well. The more I follow this movie, I now can see no one but Katherine Heigl in this role. She is perfect for it! O'Mara I hadn't seen before, but I did my homework and came to the conclusion that he could definitely portray the tough, sexy role of Joe beautifully. The reason I was weary is because I had to get over the initial surprise that they didn't cast who I had envisioned in my head....shocker, I know!!
This reply to the KH hater's post really says it perfectly!!
"oh for crying out loud, that's why they call it ACTING, and O'Mara's very good at it. If every casting agent thought like you, Meryl Streep would have never played Sophie Zawistowska, Vivien Leigh would have never played Scarlett O'Hara, Audrey Hepburn would never have played Holly Golightly, and Marlon Brando would never have played Stanley Kowalski.
If you don't think Sunjata can play sexy bad-ass, you obviously never saw him as Reggie Jackson."
Well put, Solesister!
I have a few things to add here...(I won't bore you with my book I wrote on IMDB.)
I think there are a lot of great Oscar-winning movies out there that would have been less than sensational without the actors/actresses playing their roles. I'll just spout off a few:
Russell Crow in 'Gladiator'. Aussie playing a Roman.
Gerard Butler in '300'. Irishman playing a Spartan.
Mel Gibson in 'Braveheart'. Aussie playing a Scottsman.
Brad Pitt in 'Troy'. German-Welsh playing a Greek.
Nicole Kidman in 'Far and Away'. Another Aussie playing an Irish woman.
And my favorite example...
James Caan in 'Godfather', the ultimate Italian movie!! James Caan played an Italian mobster, and he is of Jewish-German decent. He doesn't really look Italian to me, but he did an amazing job in that role, enough that Coppolla didn't care that he was not of Italian decent.
I for one hope this movie rocks my socks off and silences all the casting knit-pickers out there. And that's all I have to say about that. ;) You are all now welcome to give your opinion.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
'“He's got that look in his eye. And I bet he's got a good package.” Grandma Mazur, Visions of Sugar Plums'Ahhhhh, Granny Mazur, the family perv. hahaha!
'“There's good news, and there's bad news, and it's both the same news. I'm here to stay.” Diesel, Wicked Appetite'
'“I'm like, clueless.” Mooner, Seven Up'Love the Moon-man!! :) Have a good day today!!
Monday, September 13, 2010
So, what do you guys think? I'm thinking I like the crosshairs in the middle of 'One' better personally, but this is good too! This could also be something they just threw together to fill the slot until they have the official logo. Regardless, it's kinda cool to have something to look at while we count the endless days until this movie opens. *sigh*
Here they are: (I received the character descriptions from Evanovich.com)
|Adam Paul - Bernie Kuntz |
'Appliance salesman who is another potential match for Stephanie in her mother's mind. He suffers admirably through a typical Plum-family dinner.'
|Annie Parisse - Mary Lou |
'Stephanie's best friend since childhood. Notable quote: "He specializes in virgins! The brush of his fingertips turns virgins into slobbering mush." (referring to Joseph Morelli, of course)'
|Gavin Keith Umeh - Ramirez |
'Outstanding heavyweight boxer. World-class psycho. Notable quote: "You're scared now, I can smell it..."'
|Fisher Stevens - Morty Beyers |
'Bounty hunter working for Vinnie, out with a busted appendix.'
I am just so excited because announcing this cast really gives me hope that they are going to stick very close to the book!!
If Morty Beyers is in it, that means that Morelli's car is almost definitley going to blow up! Yay!!
Mary Lou is in it which makes me happy, even though she has a small, small part in the book, because I just love her character. And the actress they picked is just great!!
Gavin-Keith Umeh is a really creepy Ramirez and a very good pick!
And Adam Paul looks like a good fit for Bernie Kuntz. I don't believe I have seen him in anything, but he fits the description in the book. Plus, he has a pretty insignificant part in the book as well, other than Stephanie sees Sal's Butcher Shop across the street when she is buying a blender, so they have to be sticking pretty close to the book!!!
*Doing the KH happy dance!!!* What do you think of the new cast picks?
Saturday, September 11, 2010
According to http://www.kheigl.com/, this is a line up of her T'V appearances:
"Upcoming Interviews & PromotionLove KH's interviews!! Will definitely be tuning in.
To promote the release of her new romantic dramedy "Life As We Know It" which hits theaters on October 8th, Katherine will be a guest on a number of TV chat shows towards the end of September.
She will be visiting New York to hit the chat show circuit and fans can look forward to seeing her on the Monday, September 27th edition of Live! With Regis & Kelly. Later the same day, Katherine will also be chatting to The Late Show's David Letterman, and on Thursday, September 30th, she will be a guest on The Martha Stewart Show.
Please check your local listings for broadcast times."
'Katherine Heigl Can Kick Your Ass Fri., Sep. 10, 2010 11:22 AM PDT by Marc Malkin
I wonder which "other dude" he is referring to? Could it be Lonnie Dodd, the FTA that steals Stephanie's purse with her gun, ammo, etc in it, and then pushes her down on her ass in the pouring rain? He's also the guy that, when Stephanie asks for help from the ever luscious, uber bounty hunter, Ranger, ends up shooting Ranger with Stephanie's gun before she takes him down running on nothing more than prideful, pissed of bitch to apprehend him with. LOL!! What do you think? Is that the "other guy" JL is talking about?'Don't mess with Katherine Heigl.
The former Grey's Anatomy star whoops a lot of ass in her upcoming movie One for the Money…
"She beats me up!" says John Leguizamo, who plays a boxing manager in the flick, an adaptation of the first novel in Jane Evanovich's best-selling Stephanie Plum series about a female bounty hunter (Heigl). "She beats up some other dude. She beats up her love interest. She beats everybody up."
Not that Leguizamo is complaining. "I kind of like it," he laughs. "Does that make me weird?"
The funnyman actor wrapped Money last month in Pittsburgh. Cameras are about to start rolling on his autobiographical pic, Fugly.
Leguizamo recently launched a contest on UrbanoTV.com for a fellow former fugly to be in the movie when he reenacts some of his stand-up. "If somebody's cool enough and brave enough to upload a video of themselves from then and then one from now, whoever has the farthest trajectory, I will bring onstage and roast you," he says.
He'll even consider people who have gone under the plastic surgery knife. "If you look good and we can't tell, then that works," Leguizamo said. "But if you've done too much and you look silly, then you haven't changed enough and you're still fugly."'
Read more: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/marc_malkin/b199460_katherine_heigl_can_kick_your_ass.html#ixzz0zHY1vkw9
Friday, September 10, 2010
"Katherine will be a guest on the Martha Stewart Show on September 30th."
I'm sure she will be at least talking about 'One for the Money.' Hopefully she can give us some juicy tidbits on the movie. Wink, wink!!
'You can own a piece of "One for the Money," the Katherine Heigl movie that finished on Saturday. A sale of props and other items used in the production will be Sept. 15, 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gage Building, 3000 Liberty Ave. in the Strip District.
The movie is based on the first Janet Evanovich book about lingerie buyer turned bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. It also stars Jason O'Mara, Daniel Sunjata and Debbie Reynolds, among others.'Here is the link to the article: http://bit.ly/aYdvGE
Before I go and talk to her, I just wanted to get an idea on how many people would be interested in the merchandise.
Please just leave a comment below if you are interested.
If I get a good response and my neighbor is interested, I will host a contest soon! :)
Thursday, September 9, 2010
'“Its always nice to have a stud-muffin at the table.” Grandma Mazur, Three to Get Deadly'Ahhhhhh an 80-year-old woman with hormones. hahaha
The author of this blog is the owner/proprietor of a company that gives tours of the sites in New Jersey that inspired Janet Evanovich's locale in her Stephanie Plum books.
In fact, I stumbled across this very cool picture of the Trenton Police Department on set of 'One for the Money' on his website. Love it! Just how I had it pictured!
|Can you just see Eddie Gazarra sitting at one of these desks talking to Stephanie on the phone?|
Very cool site....You should check it out!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
|Michael Dennison (left)|
This article was brought to my attention from an anonymous poster on Stephanie's Obsession. =(
"Costume designer dies during film shoot
Michael Dennison was working on 'One for the Money'By Mike Barnes
Share12Such sad news. =( How awful for his family. My heart goes out to them.
Sept 8, 2010, 05:26 PM ET
Michael Dennison, who designed costumes for such films as "Eat Pray Love," "The Book of Eli" and "The Spirit," died Sept. 2 from a brain aneurysm during a film shoot in Pittsburgh. He was 58.
Dennison was working in the costume department at the production office of the Lakeshore-Sidney Kimmel Entertainment film "One for the Money" when paramedics were called Aug. 31. He was admitted into UPMC Mercy hospital and died two days later.
Dennison's death stunned the cast and crew of the film, which was preparing to wrap principal photography.
"It was an honor and a privilege to work with Michael," "Money" star Katherine Heigl said. "I am heartbroken by his sudden passing as is everyone here on the film. My love and prayers go out to his family and friends. I pray they are surrounded by much love, grace and compassion during this time of grief and loss. I will never forget Michael and his wonderful, passionate, talented spirit."
Dennison received a Primetime Emmy nomination this year for his work on Lifetime telefilm "Georgia O'Keeffe." He died four days after the awards show.
During a career that spanned three decades, Dennison also worked on such films as "The Eye" (2008), "W." (2008), "World Trade Center" (2006), "Almost Famous" (2000), "Snow Falling on Cedars" (1999), "Basic Instinct" (1992) and "Moscow on the Hudson" (1984).
Survivors include his brothers Greg (and his wife Carol) and John (wife Mary).
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Center for Organ Recovery & Education in Pittsburgh. Dennison donated five of his organs to recipients in three states."
Daniel Sunjata is, of course, the whole reason I watched this clip to begin with, and yes ladies...there are some very nice...nuuuuuuuude.......okay almost nude....scenes in there. There is even some kind of clip that is making reference to the guys beef stick!! *wipes drool* LOL
Ahem....."Oooooh Danny boy...my loins, my loins are caaaaalllin!!!" hahaha (Not funny? No??....well)
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this very funny clip....*breathless sigh* I know I did. ;)
Love this interview. She is just so great!
Part 2 is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH7qlOcJxiQ
hahahaha "I had my shirt off too, and noooooo one mentioned thaaaaat!"
Just love how down to earth and real she is. Love her, love her, love her!!
Here's Katherine Heigl on 'Regis and Kelly' before she started filming 'One for the Money.'
Stephanie Plum news is a little slow today, so I thought I'd give you something to watch.
I love her!! I don't get all the KH haters!! I might get some flak for this, but just because a woman is outspoken and honest does not make her a bad person. Sometimes that kind of raw honesty is something to be admired. What you see is what you get kind of thing. Enjoy!
Well, when I took a second glance at these pictures, I noticed that they have what looks like the Black Cadillac Escalade up on a trailer, and they are filming it!!!! This was shot, I believe, the very first week of filming.
|Black Escalade up on trailer being filmed.|
So, my initial thought was that we found Morelli's SUV that Stephanie "commandeers," but then I remembered that the ever mysterious and delicious Ranger is always driving some type of nice black car/SUV for his Rangeman business. Plus, the only picture we have of Ranger on set was, I believe, shot this same day with him right in front of this particular SUV.
|Only picture we have of Daniel Sunjata (Ranger ) on set.|
Nevertheless, these pictures have more meaning then they did before when I thought they were just boring pictures of the set. So thanks again my anonymous tipster!!
|Another picture of the Escalade receiving lots of attention.|
What do you think? Morelli's SUV or Rangeman assault vehicle? I'm thinking the latter.