Welcome to my own little corner of cyberspace for all things Stephanie Plum and much, much more. I absolutely love - Okay, I'm completely obsessed with- Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. After diligent searching for anything Plum on the internet, I discovered that the Stephanie 411 was next to nil. So this is my own little contribution to the lingerie buyer turned bounty hunter world of Stephanie Plum whose lot in life is to choose between two blindingly delicious, strong, sexy men; escape the occasional car fire; and refrain from the temptations of a delectible boston creme donut threatening to widen her waistline.

Welcome to Stephanie's Obsession! Please Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Another Great Article about "One for the Money"


Great Article About Katherine Heigl and the "One for the Money" Movie Trailer

I loved this article about Heigl and the "One for the Money" trailer. There is a lot of truth to this. I think the critics do go for that "knee-jerk reaction" when it comes to one of Katherine Heigl's projects and start to bash it and her just because of the reputation they think she has. Where is their originality? Do they really think that if they give one of her projects the thumbs up it deserves that they are going to lose all credibility as a critic? Rom-Coms have always had a bad reputation and never get rave reviews, but "One for the Money," although there is a little romance and a lot of laughs as far as I can tell, delves a bit more into the action/thriller genre as well. Just watching a little blip of Ramirez running after Steph in his gym gave me the heebies, and Heigl clotheslining Lonnie Dodd was impressively badass!

 Heigl has a wide range of talent from scenes that make you cry to films that have you bent over in a stitch from laughing hysterically. It also seems as though she can add a little action into the mix and not look ridiculous pulling it off. KH does funny very well. To me, her comedic style can be compared to some of the all time greats such as Lucille Ball or a female Chevy Chase. In my humble opinion not everyone has the physicality and timing it takes to pull off a comedy. Can you see Angelina Jolie, one of Hollywood's highest paid and readily used powerhouses, making you laugh till your stomach hurts? AJ can thoroughly kick your ass or move you to tears, but she in my mind, although extremely talented in her own right, is not considered a comedic actress. I love that there are still critics out there that do appreciate Katherine Heigl's amazing talent and don't just chalk this movie up to another Heigl Rom-Com bashing it blindly like some. Although the author of Fempop won't be starting up any fan clubs for Katherine Heigl any time soon, she has an objective appreciation for her work. Enjoy!

"The Stephanie Plum series is one of the reasons I started FemPop. That may sound shallow, but when the film was being cast and started shooting traditional entertainment sites, especially the ones usually full of smart critics with a penchant for nerdiness, treated the property like dirt. It was just another Katherine Heigl project of no note to anyone. Nevermind the fact that One For The Money won a bevy of awards when it came out in 1994 or that it was on the USA Today bestsellers list for 75 straight weeks. Nevermind that author Janet Evanovich is one of the most successful and popular mystery writers working today.

No it was a Heigl project and must be ruthlessly mocked.

It was knee jerk actress hate that felt a lot like knee jerk sexism and it irked the hell out of me. These guys never read the book and it was written by a former romance novelist so it was clearly “lame chickflick” material.

As someone who was ushered into puberty with these books (they were as beloved and well-worn as my huge collection of Star Wars Extended Universe books) I have to take serious offense. The Stephanie Plum series is pretty dang awesome and fun. Yeah it’s petered out a bit in the 17 years since it started but whatever. The early books are some of the funniest things I’ve ever read.

But enough of my gabbing. Here’s the trailer.

I will not speak to the authenticity of her accent but I will say that Heigl nails the Stephanie Plum vibe. There’s looking pretty great despite a terrible diet, a surprising love of guns, Grandma Mazur, Ranger and Joe looking smoking hot and Lula–and now all I can think of is the time Lula went on Atkins and carried chickens and slabs of bacon in her purse…which is what I suspect I would do if I ever went on Atkins.

Once upon a time Heigl was an engaging and funny actress. Maybe being forced to play a character instead of the paper-thin excuses she’s been saddled with will be the difference. Maybe One For The Money will be the Heigl film that reminds us all of how awesome she is. Maybe all those film critics/nerds will be horribly shocked at the success of the film and call it Twilight for adults and display all that latent sexism their sites often teem with. And maybe nerdy Janet Evanovich fans like myself will finally get our Stephanie Plum movie (I have been waiting since 1998 thankyouverymuch)."

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rate the "One for the Money" Trailer

The "One for the Money" Facebook page is asking everyone to rate the movie trailer, and to my utter dismay the first two comments on there were negative. :(  Very disappointing and not really the way I expected it to start off. 

We need to get some positive vibes going. If you liked the trailer, please go on over to the "One for the Money" Facebook page and leave your comment. https://www.facebook.com/oneforthemoneymovie
I for one was very happy with the trailer, and I'd love to make sure that Lionsgate is well aware that there are plenty of big fans of the movie/trailer out there and that we would LOVE more Plum movies of Steph and the gang.

Thanks for your support!!


OFTM Contest -Win all 18 Stephanie Plum Books

Hey guys, it's contest time!! Head on over to the official "One for the Money" Facebook page and enter to win the contest. It's really simple: Click on the link that they give you, watch the amazing trailer Lionsgate has prepared for us, and then attach it to your personal Facebook page. You are then entered to win this fantastic collection of books!

Click here to enter: http://www.facebook.com/oneforthemoneymovie?sk=wall

Good luck!!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

OFTM Trailer Screen Caps and 7 New Stills - Happy Day!! :)

So these past few weeks have been like a dream come true. First, we get some awesome OFTM Movie Stills, Second, an incredible movie poster. Third, The Katherine Heigl has gotten more in touch with her fans via Twitter and Facebook! And Fourth, something we have all been waiting for and I have been whining about for over a year, a fantastically perfect movie trailer....I think I'm in heaven!!

Below are 7 new movie stills, and below that are the 300+ movie trailer screen caps!

I've been examining these very closely. We see Ramirez, Rex, Lonnie Dodd, Papa Plum, Eddie Gazarra, etc. Squee! Please click here for the screen caps. Fast, Free Image Hosting - ImageBam

So, I'd love to hear from all of you what you think.  Enjoy!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

"One for the Money" Trailer

Here it is!!! I laughed so hard at the naked guy in Morelli's car. haha I thought she nailed it, and O'Mara is a perfect Morelli. I'm sooooooo happy!!!!

Enjoy!  Let me know what you think!!! Yay!!!

"One for the Money" Trailer Preview Tonight!!

Thank you Katie Heigl!! On Katie Heigl's Twitter today, she announced that we will be able to catch the "One for the Money" trailer on Access Hollywood tonight!!!!

"KatieHeigl Katherine Heigl

For all you Stephanie Plum fans out there check out Access Hollywood tonight at 7:30 EST for a debut of the trailer!"
So excited to see this!! The moment we have all been waiting for!!!

She also announced that she would like to do a Q&A for all the Plum book fans!!

"KatieHeigl Katherine Heigl

Oh and I'd love to do a book club Q&A on my website for all the fans of OFM! Check out Kheigl.com and submit your questions!"

Happy posting!! And I'll be so happy to see all your comments on if you liked the trailer or not!!  Don't miss it!!
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"One for the Money" Movie Poster W-O-W!!!

Great movie stills and now an incredibly awesome movie poster!! I'm waaaaaay past excited today. 

 Bravo Lionsgate/Lakeshore!!! Looks incredible!!! The trailer's gotta be just around the corner! Squee!!!!

What do you think?  Nailed it?!?! I think so.....Love the "Looking for a few not-so-good men." Perfect!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Few More "One for the Money" Characters Revealed

I was just browsing over on IMDB and found a few more characters that have been revealed. IMDB is not always completely accurate so these aren't confirmed, but these key characters are listed below:

Spoiler Alert*** Read on at your own risk!

David Flick as Sal the Butcher

Sal is the butcher that helps Flat-Nosed Louis smuggle Carmen out in a meat barrel and ends up with a hole in his head for his trouble.

Alexis Treadwell Murray as Carmen

Carmen is the informant who goes missing after she calls Joe Morelli for help. Joe then gets accused of murder when he shoots Ziggy at Carmen's apartment claiming self defense.

So there you have it. Not huge characters revealed, but still vital to the movie and interesting to me! ;)

Still wondering if they introduced Tank and Joyce in "OFTM," and if so who they used!

I always wanted Gina Gershon for Joyce, but ever since I started watching Grey's (which I am super addicted to by the way!!) I have only seen Kate Walsh as Joyce! She has my vote!!

Gina Gershon in May 2010.Image via Wikipedia
Gina Gershon

Kate Walsh as Joyce Barnhardt

I still think that Michael Clarke Duncan should be Tank!!

Michael Clark Duncan as Tank
What are your thoughts? Do you like the new cast picks, and who do you think should play Tank and Joyce? 

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Want to ask Jason O'Mara a Question?

It's contest time!!! As I had thoroughly gushed earlier in a previous post, Plum Movie and I are getting a huge opportunity to ask Jason O'Mara some questions about "One for the Money," and we would like to get you involved.

We need to make this interview short and sweet because we promised not to take up too much of his time, so we are going to limit the questions to the very best, the most original, etc, etc.

So ladies and gents...we'd like to see all of your questions....just let me at em!!! I'm completely excited to see what we come up with.

Now for the rules. Not that I am generally a rule follower myself in most instances, but we need to set up a few ground rules. We are limiting our quesitons to OFTM related only, so no personal questions or other project questions please. In the case we get duplicate questions, the first one to submit the question will be the one recognized as asking the question.

Please submit your questions via email to: stephaniesobsession@gmail.com or plummovie@gmail.com. Make sure you include your name that you would like posted with your questions and where you are from please.  The deadline for sending in questions is Sunday, September 18th, 2011. Have fun and happy brainstorming!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Interview with Jason O'Mara About Terra Nova and One for the Money

From raptors to bounty hunters. This talented actor gets around. It's not any new information really on One for the Money, but it still gives me hope that there is new interest and we are going to be seeing a lot more of these type of interviews, press junkets....a trailer perhaps in the near future.....a girl can hope anyway.

Terra Nova looks like it is going to be a huge success as well. To see the interview, please click here: http://collider.com/jason-omara-terra-nova-interview/112881/


Saturday, September 3, 2011

OMG!!!!! Jason O'Mara Will be Answering some of my Questions about "One for the Money"

I'm so excited right now I can hardly sit still.  Okay...Jason O'Mara has definitely pulled ahead in the graciousness contest over Daniel Sunjata in my book. The lovely proprietor for Plum Movie and I wanted to put together a short but sweet Q&A about "One for the Money" and see if Jason O'Mara would take time out of his extremely busy schedule to answer a few of them.  I tweeted the amazingly nice Jason O'Mara nervously asking if he would be able to answer a few questions about 'OFTM.'  (Hopefully I'm not bugging the shit out of him hahaha.)
"@jason_omara Hey JOM, wld luv if I cld ask u some ?s about OFTM if u have a sec. dying 4 any new 411. will keep it short. Thx in advance. <3"
I secretly didn't think anything would come of it and was feeling kind of sheepish for sending him a request in the first place because who am I with my teeny, little blog asking such an accomplished, busy actor if he could spare a few minutes for me?  I also had help from a very dear and amazing friend, Iheartjason, whom I am sure made this whole thing happen! Thank you so much, Iheartjason!  You are a pretty terrific chick!!

Then to my completely and utterly excited surprise...we are talking embarrassing teeny bopper shrieks of joy here...I got a reply from the handsome and gracious Jason O'Mara ((sigh)):
"@stephaniesobses I'll try to answer some of your questions after September 26th, ok? Promise"
To say that I am freaking out would be the understatement of the year here!! I'm ecstatically doing the KH happy dance!

So...after September 26, which is when Terra Nova premieres, (Terra Nova is the new TV series airing on FOX that I surely will be watching to show my support) Plum Movie and I will be able to ask Jason ((shriek)) a few questions.  In turn, I will be hurriedly turning around and posting my questions and answers to you all!!  If I  totally sound like a giddy little dork right now it's cuz I feel like one!!
So, thanks, Jason O'Mara, for taking a piece of your valuable time to answer some of my questions!!!. And thanks, Iheartjason, for helping a fellow Plumsessed fan with the hard stuff! ;) MUAH!!
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Friday, September 2, 2011

Daniel Sunjata....HOT and Gracious!!

A couple of days ago, I was lucky enough to have Daniel Sunjata take a few seconds out of his busy day to reply to my tweet!  I was soooo excited!! This was all brought about from an earlier tweet he had sent to Katie Heigl's Twitter which I had blogged on earlier.

"@KatieHeigl awwwwwww :) lol Sending u love & well-wishes. Thank u 4 the opportunity. ps: I remember that day. Damn prop-gun wouldn't go off!"
Well, I was curious if there was a story there, so I thought "wouldn't it be cool if I actually got a reply?" I decided to gather my courage and tweet:
"@DanielSunjata Could u ellaborate on the gun misfire w/Katie Heigl? Sounds like a funny story. Btw, love the stills."
A few moments later to my absolutely utter disbelief, I got a reply back:
Daniel Sunjata @PlumMovie @stephaniesobses well its not that interesting actually lol but it made for a frustrating day. My .45 cal just didn't wanna work!"
Needless to say I was ecstatic!! Okay, that's an understatement. What an awesome guy!!  The only thing that would have put it over the top would have been if he called me "Babe."  I probably would have started shrieking like a crazed teenager and fainted dead away...hahaha...but this chick ain't complainin' one teensy, weensy bit!!! Nu-uh!!!! ((fans self))

Jason O'Mara might have some competition in the gracious department here. Don't you just love that our 2 incredible leading men are both HOT, talented, and extremely nice?!?! Thanks again, Daniel, for making my week!! Muah!!

And as a nice parting gift...I leave you with another pic of the mysterious and sexy Ranger/Sunjata.

Damn, I love this picture. What a lucky felon. Tee-hee. Yes, I should probably get my mind out of the gutter, but it's kind of fun being down here in the slums. Do you blame me?  ((sigh))

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Jason O'Mara Dishes on if Stephanie Plum Series Will be Turned into a Movie Series

Did I mention I LOVE Facebook....and Joe Morelli a.k.a. Jason O'Mara for that matter? Jason was asked on his Facebook page if he knew if the Stephanie Plum series would be turned into a movie franchise. This was his response.

"Jason O'Mara If this one's a hit, we want to do more! But we have to get all those people who haven't read the books to see the movie! That's the only way we'll get to make more Plum movies!"

This man is sooooo my favorite person right now!  Thanks so much, Jason, for keeping us all informed! This amazing guy is uber busy right now, but he still manages to have a personal relationship with his fans answering questions and keeping us informed. So few celebrities do that in my humble opinion.

So....my new mission in life is to get as many people to the movie theater as possible to see this movie...well...it's sort of an old mission but with renewed enthusiasm and spirit. Let's spread the word and see if we can get a sequel brewing!! Sending all my Plum Love vibes out into the world. MUAH!! ;)