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Lee Thompson Young's death to be addressed on Rizzoli & Isles

March 20th, 2014 4:10am EDT
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Producers of U.S. TV cop drama Rizzoli & Isles are to address the death of castmember Lee Thompson Young in upcoming episodes.

The 29 year old committed suicide last August (13), and now his TV colleagues will pay tribute in the first two shows of this summer's (14) season five.

Rizzoli & Isles star Angie Harmon shared the news on Twitter.com after the season four finale aired in America on Tuesday (18Mar14), writing, "Hope you enjoyed (Rizzoli & Isles) season 4 finale. Season 5 eps (sic) 1&2 address our beloved Lee w/ (with) love, honour & respect."

Young had been with the series since ...

Rizzoli & Isles Review: 'Partners In Crime'

September 11th, 2013 11:22am EDT
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As this season of Rizzoli & Isles draws to a close, we wish it a fond farewell until this winter when it returns to our TV screens. This season has brought a lot of heart ache, a pile of snarky quotes and a TV family that is made up of some easy-to-identify-with misfits whom we all love. This week’s episode entitled “Partners In Crime” meant that literally.

This week’s murder got its idea from the rather famous novel Strangers On A Train by Patricia Highsmith. Two people meet and agree to take care of the others “problem” for them, thereby creating alibis for each of them. While it took th...

'Rizzoli & Isles' Review: 'Judge, Jury And Executioner'

September 5th, 2013 9:48am EDT
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As Rizzoli & Isles winds down to the final few episodes of its fourth season, the cases seem to get more elaborate and the murderer less easily guessed from the start. This week, our heroines were confronted with two mysteries to solve: one where a judge is poisoned to death by Ritalin and one that deals with Angela Rizzoli’s (Lorraine Bracco) sudden increase in baked good sales.

Episodes like this one, where the victim is someone known by the BPD, always seem to be the ones that I like best. The victim turns out to be one Judge Kathleen Harper (A’da Allison Woolfolk), a judge whom Det Jan...

'Rizzoli & Isles': 'No One Mourns The Wicked'

August 23rd, 2013 6:49am EDT
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In this week’s installment of Rizzoli & Isles, the past seems to be repeating itself and bringing buried memories to the surface. As our heroines, Det. Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) prepare to give a presentation at a law enforcement symposium featuring the work of Charles Hoyt, it become painfully obvious that while hidden, Jane’s memories still haunt her even with Hoyt dead. As the symposium begins, it is quickly discovered by our dynamic duo that the two posed dead bodies are indeed real dead bodies. This turns the tables. Suddenly, the police are the ...

Lee Thompson Young's funeral to be held at Paramount Pictures

August 22nd, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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The funeral of former child star Lee Thompson Young will be held on the Paramount Pictures lot, where he filmed episodes of U.S. TV cop drama Rizzoli & Isles.

The body of the former Disney star was discovered at his Los Angeles apartment on Monday (19Aug13) and his manager has stated the actor committed suicide.

Young's memorial service at Paramount is scheduled to take place on Friday afternoon (23Aug13), according to TMZ.com.

In lieu of flowers, the tragic 29 year old's family is asking friends and fans to make a donation to the Young Storytellers Foundation, an organisation which hel...

TNT Halts Production On 'Rizzoli & Isles' Following Lee Thompson Young's Suicide

August 20th, 2013 4:00pm EDT
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Following Lee Thompson Young's suicide, production "Rizzoli & Isles" has been put on hold. It is unknown how long the suspension will last, according to TheWrap.com.
On Monday morning, police discovered the 29-year-old's body at his apartment in Los Angeles. His manager Jonathan Baruch confirmed that the former Disney star took his own life.

Young played detective Barry Frost on the police drama alongside Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. The show was recently renewed for a fifth season.

TNT, Warner Bros. and "Rizzoli & Isles" Executive producer Janet Tamaro issued the following stateme...

Rizzoli & Isles halted after Lee Thompson Young's death

August 19th, 2013 8:30pm EDT
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Production on U.S. police drama Rizzoli & Isles has been put on hold following the apparent suicide of actor Lee Thompson Young.

Police discovered the 29 year old's body at his apartment in Los Angeles on Monday (19Aug13) morning, and in a statement his manager confirmed that the former Disney star took his own life.

In the aftermath of the tragedy, TV bosses shut down production on Rizzoli & Isles; it is unknown how long the suspension will last, according to TheWrap.com.

Young's manager Jonathan Baruch has paid tribute to his longtime client, who shot to fame in Disney's The Famous Jet...

'Rizzoli & Isles' Actor Lee Thompson Young Dead At 29

August 19th, 2013 4:26pm EDT
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Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young has died following an apparent suicide.

The Famous Jett Jackson star, 29, died from a gunshot wound, which is believed to have been self-inflicted.

On Monday morning, his body was found in his Los Angeles apartment after he failed to show up for work on the set of TV series Rizzoli & Isles.

The show's producers called his landlord to check up on the young actor and he found the star unresponsive, according to TMZ.com.

'Rizzoli & Isles' Recap: 'All For One'

August 8th, 2013 8:58am EDT
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Rizzoli & Isles has always been a show primarily about relationships – be they romantic, friendly, family or otherwise. This weeks episode, “All For One,” had me wanting to add the “and one for all” on at the end. As all episodes do, this one begins with the murder, but is quickly followed by an almost comical conversation between our two heroines Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) and Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) over Jane’s sprained ankle. During the filming of this episode, actress Angie Harmon had a busted ankle, which proved quite the challenge for the writing staff and crew. This explains w...

'Rizzoli & Isles' Recap: 'Somebody's Watching Me'

August 1st, 2013 11:51am EDT
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This week’s episode of Rizzoli & Isles finds our favorite duo running late for work and half cranky. With no running water and no way to make coffee Detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) is much like 90% of Americans without caffeine: irritable, whiny and full of sass. It takes a creep named Gil starring at her chest and her idiot brother for Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) to pull her away to grab some coffee on their way to being late to a crime scene.

Things seems to be heading in one direction for Jane: annoying. Which of us when waiting impatiently for our morning jolt doesn’t get a...

'Rizzoli & Isles' Recap: 'Dance With The Devil'

July 25th, 2013 7:50am EDT
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If you have watched Rizzoli & Isles from the beginning, the name “Paddy Doyle” is pretty close to a four-letter word. In this week’s episode, the penultimate trial is about to take place. As Detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) prepares to go to court to testify against her best friend’s father, news of a fellow police officer being killed not long after his retirement is spreading through the precinct followed by a collection box. With scant hours to go, Jane is called into her Lieutenant’s office to discuss the case while cross town, her best friend is playing hooky.

When Dr. Maura Isle...

'Rizzoli & Isles' Recap: 'I Am A Good Girl'

July 11th, 2013 9:32am EDT
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On this week’s episode of Rizzoli & Isles, entitled “I Am A Good Girl,” one overarching theme ran rampant: family equals drama. Early on, our beloved, albeit troubled, Tommy Rizzoli (Colin Egglesfield) anxiously readies for the christening of his son, TJ. As always, the Rizzoli clan is all present, Maura (Sasha Alexander) included, and fighting ensues over who gets to carry the baby to the car. As dramatic and flawed as they are, nothing quite brings them together like TJ. Once at the church, the drama continues as Lydia (Alexandra Holden) invites her brand new fiancée to TJ’s christening, ...

'Rizzoli & Isles': In Over Your Head

July 5th, 2013 9:44am EDT
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Rizzoli & Isles, at its core, has always been a family oriented show. From the beginning we have struggled, fought, loved and suffered with the Rizzoli clan and watched as Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), somewhat against her will, was uncomfortably folded into the fray. This week’s episode centered primarily on reliving the pasts of our two beloved heroines.

The case became the secondary plot line almost immediately with the introduction of Lt. Detective Rafael Martinez (Amaury Nolasco), the new head of Crime. From the tension so thick it could be cut with a knife, it was clear that Det. Ja...

'Rizzoli & Isles': 'We Are Family'

June 27th, 2013 8:26am EDT
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The return of summer TV is one of the most anticipated events of the year. We wait nine months for our favorites to return, and with the way Rizzoli & Isles left us, the season 4 premiere was an hour eagerly awaited by both fans and critics alike.

The episode opened with Jane (Angie Harmon) pushing her best friend Maura (Sasha Alexander) through a workout post-kidney removal. The two almost switch roles from past seasons, Jane being the mother hen and Maura having to take the advice. Some good news soon follows: Jane’s brother Frankie Rizzoli is getting promoted to detective, sporting a br...

Va Va Voom! Angie Harmon Sparkles At UNICEF Snowflake Ball

November 30th, 2011 2:00pm EST
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Angie Harmon attended the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City yesterday wearing a dazzling silver and gold sequined gown. The 39-year-old star looked radiant at the event.

The actress currently stars on TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles," which premiered a new episode from its second season earlier this week. The network ordered 15 episodes for season three, which will launch in summer 2012.

The series centers on Jane Rizzoli (Harmon), a tough Boston police detective, and Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), a privileged medical examiner and their friendship/working relationship.

Summer 2011 TV Highlights

May 24th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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As much as you should be going to the beach, catching a hot concert or spending time with friends at outdoor barbeques this summer, there is also a lot going on indoors too. We’re talking about what’s going on inside on the television. Summer television shows aren’t always about the addicting and sometimes laughable reality programs since stations like TNT and USA have stepped up their game with shows like The Closer and Burn Notice. As much as we were anticipating the return of Mad Men this summer only to be disappointed by the news that the premiere is delayed until 2012, we found a few m...

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