Saturday, September 14, 2013

Joe Mantegna to Receive Humanitarian of the Year Award

Actors for Autism will honor longtime advocate Joe Mantegna at this year's Reach for the Stars Red Carpet benefit.

The Criminal Minds star will be honored at a fundraising dinner and show on October 2, at the Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles, hosted by actress and current AFA president, Charlene Tilton (Dallas).

Actors for Autism is a non-profit organization that provides arts and social skills programs for individuals with disabilities ages six and up and features acting classes, animation, claymation, film making, social skills, vocational training and social activities. The organization was founded in 2005 by Alisa Wolf.

“I really respect what Actors for Autism is doing and working with...

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

IAR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Shemar Moore Talks 'The Bounce Back,' Crowdfunding, 'Justice League: War' and 'Criminal Minds'

Written by iamrogue

Shemar Moore isn't interested in resting on his laurels.

Thanks to his role as Derek Morgan on the ABC series Criminal Minds, the former The Young and the Restless star has earned legions of new fans over the previous eight seasons.

As the series enters its ninth season, though, Moore isn't just keeping an eye on the future, he's actively building towards it.  Moore is returning to features for this first time since 2005's Diary of a Mad Black Woman with his crowdfunded passion project The Bounce Back.  He's also jumping into the animation game as the voice of Cyborg in the upcoming DC Universe movie Justice League: War.

Moore is spearheading The Bounce Back as both star and executive producer. The film centers Matthew Taylor, who pens a bestselling book an creates a whole philosophy as means of self-defense following the death of his first love. In order to continue hiding his heartbreak, Taylor mounts a year-long speaking tour espousing the benefits of his system, which keeps him from experiencing such vulnerability ever again. When he meets the beautiful and unpredictable Kristin Moreland, however, Tyler must renounce his book and his philosophy for a second chance at love.

In an IAR-exclusive interview with Managing Editor Jami Philbrick, Shemar Moore recently shared his enthusiasm for The Bounce Back, the process of using social media to secure funding for the romantic comedy-drama, and the project's current status. He also joining the DC Universe as the voice of Cyborg in Justice League: War, and his fervent hope to...

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CRIMINAL MINDS Summer Rewatch. WEEK 12

Written by: O
Rick Dunkle
Directed by: O
Rob Bailey
Original Air Date: O
May 22, 2013
The BAU is called in to investigate a string of deaths in Manhattan tied to apparent ecstasy overdoses, and Hotch discovers that his estranged brother, Sean, is caught in the middle. Meanwhile, The Replicator begins to zero in on the BAU.

Written by: O
Erica Messer
Directed by: O
Glenn Kershaw
Original Air Date: O
May 22, 2013
The Replicator zeroes in on the BAU when the killer targets one of the team as the next victim. The team must now struggle against his endgame as the stakes grow higher.

  • What worked? Why?
  • What didn't? Why?
  • What could have been better? Why?
  • What was nearing perfection? Why?


How is The Reaper going to return to Criminal Minds? — Terry

ADAM: There are only a few ways a dead character can resurface -- short of reanimation -- and, well, there is no Walking Dead crossover planned. Instead, both The Reaper (C. Thomas Howell) and Hotch's late wife Haley (Meredith Monroe)...

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Monday, September 9, 2013

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 9 - BTS: 906. In the Blood

This post may contain spoilers, probably small, but they may be big too; proceed with caution!
This post will be updated when more images of our dear gang are shared from the set.

Party time in Penelope's pad. - Photo by John Hatchitt
Today. @GUBLERNATION 's Spence naps at PG's find out why come Halloween-ish time.
- Photo by Kirsten Vangsness
Shooting the library on #CriminalMinds episode 906 day 4! - VINE by CM_SetReport
To watch, CLICK HERE
Photo by Harry Bring
@GUBLERNATION cuddling with #Cairo aka tiny bat cat #moneyshot #criminalminds - Photo by CM_SetReport
Starting the day in the Medical Examiner's Office. - Photo by John Hatchitt
JJ's not the only one who enjoys her Cheetos. @shemarmoore - Photo by AJ Cook
This is Clooney, 2-3 days a week he can be found running the Post Production Office
an taste testing Hanna's cooking - Photo by John Hatchitt
Her apartment is almost as crazy as her work place. The colors an design make this a blast for shooting.
- Photo by John Hatchitt
Not the kind of place I want to play house, just saying. - Photo by John Hatchitt
Someone is teething so I gave him a greenie to chew on. #mommoments #amipostingtoomuch #kitten #catsofinstagram
- InstagramVIDEO by Dania Bennett
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#batcat is growing up! - Photo by Erica Meredith
sliding into second base with director/author/kosher Christmas caroler @mlthed - Photo by Matthew Gray Gubler
me and a really old fashioned giga pet
- Photo by Matthew Gray Gubler

SPOILER: AJ Cook Spills CRIMINAL MINDS Season 9 Secrets: 'JJ Is Not Who You Think She Is'

By Lindsay Lowe

The wait is almost over, Criminal Minds fans: Season 9 of CBS's hit police procedural premieres on Sept. 25, and the new season promises more drama than ever—both on and off the case—for the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Unit.

Rumors have been swirling about the mysterious relationship between JJ (AJ Cook) and the new Section Chief Matt Cruz (Esai Morales), and fans still have a lot of unanswered questions about JJ's history. “She's got this enigmatic past,” Cook told “She went away in season 6 and came back a different character. Season 9 is going to be answering what happened that year she was away.”

We chatted with Cook about what’s in store for JJ next season, and she gave us a sneak peek into the much-anticipated 200th episode (which she says will raise a lot of eyebrows)!

The actress also opened up about JJ's new “sarcastic” side, why she can't watch herself on TV, and being thankful for her loyal fans.

On how it feels to return for season 9 of Criminal Minds.
“I feel very fortunate. It seems like just yesterday we had our 100th episode, and here we are entering a season that's going to bring us to our 200th episode! So we're all just sort of shaking our heads right now. We've become a pretty tight-knit group—a family—over the years. We're lucky to be doing it with each other.”

On how her character JJ will evolve this season.
Season 9 is shaping up to be the ‘JJ’ season, which I'm over the moon about, because there's a lot of mystery surrounding this character. She's got this enigmatic past, where we don't know much about her. She went away in season 6 and she came back a completely different character. Season 9 is going to be answering...

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