Morgan Fairchild: Men in Trees

Some new information about Morgan Fairchild's guest appearance on Men in Trees:

According to TV Guide, Fairchild will guest-star later this season as herself. "She shows up in Elmo and decides she wants to buy Marin's life rights," reveals MIT creator Jenny Bicks of her one-episode stint, which will air in February 2008.


Gallery Season 1 ● EP #005 'Tony comes home'

Happy Birthday, Mariska Hargitay

It's Mariska Hargitay's birthday today!

Mariska (pronounced Ma-rish-ka) Magdolna Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. She is the youngest of their three children. In June 1967, Mariska and her brothers Zoltan and Mickey Jr. were in the back seat of a car when it was involved in the fatal accident which killed her mother. The children escaped with minor injuries.

Mariska majored in theater at UCLA but dropped out before graduating. Her first motion picture feature was the cult favorite, Ghoulies (1985), where she gave a memorable performance as Donna. She also appeared in Leaving Las Vegas (1995), credited as 'Hooker at the bar', and in Lake Placid (1999) as Myra Okubo.

In 1999 she was cast in the role of Det. Olivia Benson in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999), the first spinoff from the excellent franchise of "Law & Order" (1990) (which also has two other spinoffs, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001) and "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (2005)). This show deals with sex crimes and the detectives who solve these cases.

Mariska speaks English, Hungarian, French and Italian. She married actor Peter Hermann on August 28, 2004. They divide their time between New York and Los Angeles.
source: imdb.com

Mariska Hargitay 1988 on "Falcon Crest"

Mark Snow: New DVD Release

Good news for all fans of Falcon Crest composer Mark Snow (61) who composed most of the score of FC's seasons 6 & 7: The movie "Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501" (for which he wrote the soundtrack in 1990) was released on DVD on January 8, 2008 in the US.

Synopsis:When a passenger plane crashes after a bomb scare, there are many unanswered questions, which can only be attributed to "pilot error". The pilot's wife, Diane Halstead, is convinced her husband could never have caused the disaster, but nobody will listen to her.
Written by Rob Hartill.

Stars in this movie are: Cheryl Ladd, Jeffrey DeMunn, Douglas Sheehan & Jim Metzler.

Morgan Fairchild: Men in Trees

Morgan Fairchild (57) recently filmed an episode of the ABC series Men in Trees with Anne Heche. It is not yet scheduled when this episode will air.


Bill Conti Interview

Here's an interview with Bill Conti on youtube:

Bill Conti: New movie

Falcon Crest composer Bill Conti (65) wrote the score for the upcoming movie "Hold-Up" with Tony Devon and Tom Mason which will premiere on September 10, 2008 in the US.
It's a movie about two New York City detectives who find themselves the suspects in their own investigation.

Another good news for all Bill Conti fans: the label Varèse Sarabande released another CD of Bill Conti's scores: It's the soundtrack from the movie "Neighbors" (1981) in limited edition of 1500 copies (the CD also includes the unused score by Tom Scott).
Neighbors was originally scored, per John Belushi's demand, by Tom Scott (a founding member of the Blues Brothers Band) and, prior to release, was completely rescored (in 7 days time) by Bill Conti (after test screenings of the film had gone poorly). "Tom Scott's efforts resulted in a skilled and stylish score melodic and dark, in a wonderfully gothic sense. Conti's score is absolutely wild and utterly madcap. Conti works overtime in an effort to actually make this comedy funny." from Varese Sarabande liner notes.

By the way: the orchestrator of "Neighbors" was Peter Myers, who wrote the score for many Falcon Crest episodes.


Jane Badler at the Golden Plains Festival

For all the people who were wondering was Jane Badler (Meredith Braxton from FC's season 6) is doing these days: What less people know: Jane is not only a great actress, she's also an excellent singer. Jane Badler (54) has been singing since she was five. She started singing professionally at 18 with various bands. One of her first gigs was her own show at the Playboy Club in New York.

For the last six years, Jane has focused on Jazz and Cabaret.
Recently, the Australian singer and actress has been singing with the Band "SIR".
On March 10, 2008 Jane and SIR will be playing at the Golden Plains Festival in Victoria, Australia also featuring Ween, Sharyon Jones,Iron @ Wine and Beurit.

You can check out two songs and some great photos on Jane's MySpace Site.

Besides her singing career, Jane is still acting. She has just finished the movie "Under a red Moon" with Richard Norton. Check out the Official Website to see the Trailer and Cast Interviews.

Kristian Alfonso says "No to Drugs" 1986

This is a short spot from 1986 against Drugs and Alcohol.

Gallery Season 1 ● EP #004 'The Harvest'

Mark Lindsay Chapman in "Chapter 27"

Mark Lindsay Chapman's (Charley St. James from FC's season 9) latest movie "Chapter 27" will come to theaters in the US on March 2008.
Finally, he was able to land the role of John Lennon. He was supposed to play the part of John Lennon before in a TV movie depicting Lennon's life and death, but lost the part because he has a similar name (Mark Chapman) to Lennon's assassin, Mark David Chapman which will be portrayed by Jared Leto in "Chapter 27".
"Chapter 27" premiered on January 25, 2007 at the Sundance Film Festival.

Carla Gugino in 'Watchmen'

Carla Gugino (Sydney St. James on FC's Season 9) is currently filming the Fantasy Thriller 'Watchmen' which is scheduled to premiere on March 6, 2009.
Other famous stars in this movie are Billy Crudup, Patrick Wilson and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

It's a crime/conspiracy story based on the influential comic by Alan Moore. Watchmen focuses on the every day life of out of work superheroes. Costumed superheroism has been outlawed, and most groups have been abandoned. But as a new threat presents itself, the paranoid masked detective/vigilante Rorschach uncovers a conspiracy to destroy all masked heroes (Synopsis by Cody Darling).
Checkk out the Official Website for more information

Gallery Season 1 ● EP #003 'The Tangled Vines'

Gallery Season 1 ● EP #002 'A Time for Saboteurs'

Brett Cullen in 2 new movies

Brett Cullen (Dan Fixx on FC's seasons 6 & 7) has just finished filming the movie 'The Burning Plain' which was shot in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Other stars in this movie are Kim Basinger and Charlize Theron.
The start date is set to be in 2009.

Synopsis: The past and the present have a curious way of effecting one another as five people are about to discover. Mariana is a young 16-year old girl living in a Mexican border town who is trying to put back together the shattered lives of her parents. She is connected to Sylvia, a woman living in Oregon who must undertake an emotional odyssey if she wants to redeem a sin from her past. Further into the past are Gina and Nick, two secretive lovers who must deal with their intense affair due to the fact that he is twenty years younger than she. They are connected to Maria, a little girl who must also help her parents find redemption, forgiveness, and love. The five will discover that their actions may mean the difference between life and death as well as their own journeys into seeking redemption...and whether or not they will ever find it.

Another movie that Brett will be working on in 2008: 'Sleeptalkers' is a thriller about four teenagers who discover that they can interact with one another in their dreams.
Brett will play the main character and work as a co-producer on this project. Shooting will take place in Halifay, Nova Scotia, Canada.

'Tell me you love me' DVD Release

'Tell me you love me' The Complete First Season will be released in the US on DVD on February 12, 2008.
The 4-disc set will include all 10 episodes of the show's first season. 'Tell me you love me' aired on HBO in 2007.
David plays the role of Arthur, 60's, retired and married to May (Jane Alexander, a good friend to David in real-life). He wants to enjoy this time in their life together. He feels they've earned it, and as much as he loves her, he doesn't want to wait for her, or be second priority in her life.

Show Synopsis: Sex. Life. This is the story of three couples trying to stay afloat - and one woman's efforts to show them how to do it. HBO's newest adult drama series explores issues of intimacy - through the point of view of a 20-something couple, prenumpital concerns and fidelity are examined, while the series' 30-something couple confront their failed attempts to start a family, coping with the effects it has on their sex life. And after two kids and 12 years of marriage, a couple in their early 40s question why their love and devotion hasn't translated into physical intimacy in nearly a year. Tell Me You Love Me explores the telling, everyday moments that can make or break a couple's commitment to one another, both emotionally and physically.

David Selby and Jane Alexander

Gregory Harrison on Winter Tour with Radio Play

Gregory Harrison was kicking off the 2008 Winter Tour of the radio play "TOP SECRET - The Battle For The Pentagon Papers" on January 17, 2008. His schedule with performances is as follows:
Jan. 17-18, 2008 Winston-Salem N.C.
Wake Forest University, Wake Chapel 2 public performances

Jan. 19-20, 2008 Asheville, NC
Diana Wortham Theatre 2 public performances

Jan. 22-23, 2008 Richmond, VA
University of Richmond, Modlin Center 2 public performances

Jan. 25-26, 2008 St. Louis, MO
Washington University, Edison Theatre 2 public performances

Jan. 30, 2008 Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa, Hancher Auditorium 1 public performance

Feb. 1, 2008 Springfield, IL
University of Illinois 1 public performance
1 student performance

Feb. 2, 2008 Columbia, MO
University of Columbia, Jesse Hall Auditorium 1 public performance

Feb. 5, 2008 Storrs, CT
University of Connecticut, Jorgensen Auditorium 1 public performance

Feb. 6, 2008 Concord, NH

Feb. 7-8, 2008 College Park, MD
University of Maryland

Feb. 10-11, 2008 Sarasota, FL
Van Wezel Perf. Arts Center

Feb. 13, 2008 York, PA
The Pennsylvania State University

Feb. 15-18, 2008
University of Pennsylvanian Annenberg Center

Gregory Harrison starring in 2 movies

Gregory Harrison (Michael Sharpe on FC's season 9) has just finished filming two movies that will premiere in 2008: 'Love N' Dancing' is a romantic drama with Betty White (Golden Girls), Billy Zane (Titanic) and Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch).
More information, cast bios and Video clips can be found on the official website.

The other movie is 'Au Pair III'. As he did in the two previous movies he plays again the part of Oliver caldwell.
The Caldwells take a family trip to Puerto Rico where their father is also securing a secret business deal, while the kids find their own paths.

There is no official release date announced for both movies. We will keep you updated.

Morgan Fairchild starring in 3 new movies

Morgan Fairchild (Jordan Roberts on FC's Season 5) is going to star in 3 different productions this year:
Currently, she's filming the comedy movie 'Spring break '83' with Lee Majors, Erik Estrada and Jamie Kennedy.

Then, she's just finished filming 'The Steamroom' which is now in post production and will have its premiere on September 20, 2008.

Finally, there is the movie 'The Sno Cone Stand Inc' with Ryan Carnes and Tony Sirico, a Texas-based comedy about three stockbroker trainees who hate their jobs and self-absorbed boss Mr. Bob (Sirico) and try to get rich quick by launching a snow cone business. Fairchild will play Mr. Bob's sales manager.

Gallery Season 1 ● EP #001 'In his father's house'

Mariska Hargitay at Broadway Opening Night of 'November'

Mariska Hargitay (Carly Fixx from FC's season 7 & 8) and her husband Peter Hermann attended the Broadway opening night of 'November' at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre January 17, 2008 in New York City.

Kristian Alfonso at Jewelry Collection launch party

On November 15, 2007, Kristian Alfonso attended the Seventeen Jewelry Collection launch party at Ketchup in Los Angeles, California.
Here are some recent pictures of 'Pilar Ortega':

Susan Sullivan 1986 Tylenol Commercial

This is a very classic TV commercial from 1986. Susan Sullivan was the spokeswoman for Tylenol and made many TV ads.

Lorenzo Lamas promotes 'Dracula'

Here's an interview with Lorenzo. He promoted his play 'Dracula' on CW11. It's dated November 07, 2007.


Lorenzo Lamas as 'Dracula'

Lorenzo on Stage? A new experience for him, I think.
Well, last year he played the title role of 'Dracula' at Premiere Stages at Kean University.
Have a look at the picture to see how a Latin Dracula would look like ;-)

This text is from Lorenzo's website:

Transforming From Television Action Hero To Literature’s Ultimate Bad Boy, Lorenzo Lamas Takes Center Stage In the Title Role of Dracula At Premiere Stages at Kean University, Oct. 27 through Nov. 3

October 11, 2007- Union, NJ- Lorenzo Lamas’ recent journey has taken him from action hero to critically-acclaimed cabaret performer to the King of Siam and now The Prince of Darkness. All in just over a year. That’s quite a leap for the man most people know for his roles as the quintessential bad-boy heartthrob on televisions’ nighttime soap opera Falcon Crest, the action hero in series such as Air America and Renegade and recently portraying a single father on the CBS soap The Bold and The Beautiful.

The road to live theater that began at a dinner party at singer/pianist Michael Feinstein’s home in Los Angeles now brings him to Premiere Stages at Kean University to interpret one of the great characters of all time Dracula, just in time for Halloween. Dracula runs from Saturday, October 27, through Saturday, November 3 at Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre,

Lamas had previously performed live and vocalized at charity events in the Los Angeles area but it was Feinstein’s dinner party invitation that would change his career. After dinner, the guests gathered around the piano for a sing along. Lamas crooned “The More I See You” for fellow guests that included his mother, legendary film actress Arlene Dahl, veteran of Broadway and the nighttime soap opera Knots Landing, Michele Lee and songstress Lorna Luft.

“As I finished, Michele looked at me and said ‘You can have the girls fainting in their seats,’“ Lamas recalled. Feinstein also complimented him. “I really didn’t think too much about singing until six months later. I received a call from my agent inquiring about my availability to play Feinstein’s at the Regency. I had never seen a cabaret in my life.”

Lamas hustled to pull a cabaret act together and debuted to great reviews. It was that experience that made him realize he wanted to forgo the world of exploding sets and car chases for live performing. This past summer, Lamas took on the demanding lead role in The King and I at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine.

“That role was demanding, three hours on stage every night, yelling, commanding, posturing and singing, all with great energy required. That experience gave me the confidence to take on the role of Dracula.”

How does Lamas see the role of The Prince of Darkness, his first non-musical role on the live stage?

“Dracula is actually a very sympathetic character. He’s trapped in a cycle that’s a very lonely plight. When he’s in Transylvania and starving to death, he’s dying inside. The way he satisfies his hunger is to kill the very thing he loves and draw it into the world of darkness and eternal life. Think of all the people he’s cared about that have died over the hundreds of years that he’s been alive,” Lamas explains. “He sees various people as the salvation to his soul. There’s great passion and incredible loneliness in Dracula. He really is the ultimate dangerously seductive bad boy.”

The production, as directed by Premiere Stages artistic director, John Wooten, will feature a naturalistic approach to the classic tale. “This is not another musical or comic revival that pokes fun at history’s darkest character,” explained Wooten. “Our aim is to transport the audience to 19th Century England for a heart-pounding ride that provides no escape from the ‘undead.’”

Lorenzo Lamas in 'Chinaman's Choice'

Lorenzo Lamas' latest movie 'Chinaman's Choice' will be released this year. Unfortunately, there is no official date set yet but sources say it'll come to the cinemas this year.
Lorenzo plays the role of Father Smith.

Other stars who played on 'Falcon Crest', too: Geoffrey Lewis (he played Julia's lover Lucas) and Edward Albert (Jeff Wainwright) who died on September 22, 2006 at the young age of 55.

Geoffrey Lewis

The Waltons Season 7 DVD Release

On April 29, 2008 Season 7 of 'The Waltons' will be released on DVD.
The Waltons were created by Earl Hamner who was also the creator of Falcon Crest.

Some Falcon Crest stars also had guest appearances on the Waltons... Robert Donner, Russ Marin, David Selby, Abby Dalton and some more.


Hey, this is my first post.
I intend to bring you all the latest news about the Falcon Crest Stars, some pictures and some information about the show. Hope you like the blog.