Love to Interrupt
The DiGeorge Files
Fourteen men and women kick,
shoot, dive, punch, and literally fall for the chance to work
with one of the legends of American action cinema, Joel
Silver, for a made-for to be aired later.
Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Host: Tina Malave
Casting Directors: Victoria Burrows, Scot Boland, Josh
Einsohn, Marki Costello
Creators: Gary R. Benz, Michael Branton
EP: Joel Silver, Gary R. Benz, Cris Abrego, Rick Telles,
Packager: Warner Bros. TV, Silver Pictures TV, GRB Entertainment,
Airs: Tuesdays at 8:00pm ET on NBC (replays Wednesdays
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Episode 2 - June 15
We start with thousands - and we are down to 30. We
get the montage of
thrills and tears - and the recap of yesterday's
episode. Next stop -Hollywood, where all of the
contestants finally meet each other for the first time.
Young, the shortest guy there, says that he is just
thrilled to be there, while Linda, who is already from
LA, and Julielinh are already scoping out the
competition. Melissa says that she is an experienced
actress while Matt T. and Santino already have forged
their first alliance. Jared is more of a Shakesperean
actor, and he thinks that this is intimidating.
What could be more intimidating? A visit from their
judges. Victoria Burrows and host Tina Malave welcome
the contestants and remind them that they will be judged
on everything that they do. They are also told that in
48 hours, half of them will be eliminated. They get to
party now - but at the end of the party, they will be
getting scripts for a scene called "Run and Gun".
Some of them are already running - their mouths. Reggie
says that God brought him there while Viviana is scared
of LA. Rustene (who had to give up being in a play) and
Corinne (who had to give up a title fight to go to the
show) strike up conversation. Matt the firefighter says
that his job probably won't be waiting for him when he
What's waiting for them now? The scripts. Everyone is
paired up and is told
to work on the script, which is based on a reporter and
a cameraman (or woman). Some of the people are taking it
seriously, like Reggie and Viviana (though Reggie
continues to wonder if Viviana is too busy overanalyzing
the script), while others are too busy cuddling.
It's 5am the next morning, and everyone is just waking
up. Viviana is still
practicing her lines, while Jared is wondering why they
are all up this early.
The answer is revealed when they are greeted by people
waving bamboo poles all over the place. Eric Chen, the
choreographer who did "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,"
is a martial arts expert who is there to teach the
contestants the moves. Jeanne is screwing up all of the
moves, while Matt T. is thinking that this isn't going
to help him, and Mark says that martial arts is kicking
Evaluation time - Eric doesn't like Eileen's posture and
tells Viviana that she lacks confidence. He did like
Young - as well as a very surprised Matt T. Viviana
starts to disagree with Eric and doesn't want her
audition to end with Eric criticizing her, but arguing
with the instructor is a great way to be
shown out the door.
Eric walks everyone out of the martial arts door - and
right into the acting
session of the day at Hollywood National studios. Ernie
Benton, one of the
heads of special effects, goes over the choreography of
the shooting and the stunts so that no one gets hurt.
Jared all of the sudden thinks that it's cool, while
Viviana wants to rehearse with Reggie, who doesn't want
to over-rehearse it. Tina reminds everyone that this is
the really important part of the competition - and that
a screw-up here almost guarantees your departure, so
maybe Reggie may want to rethink the not over rehearsing
The aforementioned Jared and Rustene start it off - and
the judges, who liked them before, liked them better now
- but they liked Jared more than Rustene. As for
Rustene's partner Corinne? The judges liked her too -
and they call her the stand-up star - but nothing on her
co-host Sean, who thinks that he's a lock.
Eileen is concerned that with a second bad report that
she's gone - but she
does a good job - even licking Matt T's finger at the
end, which convinces Marki that she's in - but neither
of them are too thrilled with Julielinh (though they
think she was cute) (C-Note: who doesn't, honestly?) or
Dan, and that could spell trouble.
Matt the firefighter and Michelle the Asian are up - and
they do well. So do
John and Melisande, who improvs their way past their
last lines - and that
impresses the judges. Next up is Reggie and Viviana, who
are now squabbling about their roles. Reggie wants
Viviana to put on a looser shirt, as her cleavage is...
shall I say, having a Janet Jackson-like wardrobe
malfunction. Her mind is having a malfunction, as she
forgets her lines. She apparently is the first person to
do it, as that shocks the rest of the contestants
watching her. Viviana continues to screw up her part,
which leads an enraged Reggie to say that he's not
leaving the house. Viviana is convinced that she's not
leaving - but the judges are very split on her existence
on the show...
We have the Netzero Hi-Speed rRecap, as the judges recap
who they like - and don't.
Jared - all of
the judges love him. Melisande - they think she
needs to take more of a risk. Young - good
personality, can't act. Sean - has the look, but
boresville. Corinne - one dimensional.
Julielinh - right look - also one-dimensional.
Matt S. - possible favorite. Eileen - liked
the lick of the finger. Matt T. - great look,
didn't feel the acting. Santino - sexy, but maybe
too much overacting. Reggie - intelligent, but
stuck with Viviana. Viviana - she wants it - maybe too
As for the contestants - Sean also didn't like how he
acted. Reggie is anxious and hungry to advance while
Rustene says that acting is a part of her. The next
morning, the actors are licking their wounds off of the
stunt scene, as Matt T. is icing his back. Santino and
Matt T. hope they both advance, while Dan thinks that no
one is safe - as he prays to G-d that he makes it. Ten
of those people won't be getting an answer back from
They will be getting an answer from Toni, who has the
scripts for the next
play. The catch - she only has 20 scripts. Reggie is
confident that he will be
getting one of those scripts, while Eileen says that she
gave it her own. The
20 people who will be staying are...Mark, Jeanne, John,
Melisande, Matt S., Mae, Todd, Michelle, Jared, Linda,
Sean, Somere, Ray, Laura, Young, Krista, Santino and
Viviana. The eliminated include Reggie, who is now
regretting his not wanting to rehearse, Melissa, Eileen,
Matt T., Julielinh, Rustene and Dan.
That ends the first real episode of the show - and I
can't really complain
about it. It's not too bad, but they didn't really
advertise the show well. It
felt like another Fear Factor - and it's really not that
at all. This should be
fun, if they make it a true acting/Next Top Model-like
show, and not a Last
Comic Standing I know the producers feel.
Next Week - we'll cut it down to 14 people. Tune in to
see who gets in the
June 14 - Casting Special