has a short article about Jerry turning down KJ2, and his new season
on Crossing Jordan. Thanks to robandchrismom at the Jerry O'Connell
Fan Forum for the news!
BECK/SMITH HOLLYWOOD EXCLUSIVE
Happy Without 'Jack,' With 'Jordan,' Pic
Jerry O’Connell has more than enough on his plate these days to worry
about jumping back into action with that kangaroo, Jack.
Daughter,” which stars Katie Holmes as the President’s (Michael Keaton)
offspring, is due to open Sept. 24. Jerry co-wrote the story and served
as an executive producer on the frothy romantic comedy also starring
Marc Blucas, and directed by Forest Whitaker. Meanwhile, Jerry’s loving
his regular role on “Crossing Jordan,” which is soon to begin its
definitely not on board the sequel to the silly 2003 “Kangaroo Jack”
flick that hopped off with close to a $90 million worldwide gross.
was all set to do the ‘Kangaroo Jack 2’ movie and I don’t want to
pooh pooh the next film,” he explains, “but a lot of people were calling
me talking ‘Kangaroo guy’ and it was a little tough to shake. So I
thought, ‘You know what, I better just stop my luck there and cash
in my check.’”
adds that partner-in-slapstick Anthony Anderson also turned down the
follow-up flick upon learning of his decision. “As a 30-year-old actor
you only get a few years to really give people a sense of what you’re
capable of. That’s what I’m trying to do with ‘Crossing Jordan,’”
says Jerry, whose character, police detective Woody Hoyt, has thus
far not acted on his obvious romantic sparks with Jill Hennessy’s
medical examiner Jordan.
new sections have been added to the Photo
- Blue River
2004 issue of Details magazine (Matt LeBlanc on the cover) has a Perry
Ellis photo spread featuring "the stars of NBC's hit dramas."
The layout includes 4 full page photos of Jerry O'Connell modeling everything
from suits to underwear. You may view the photos in the Photo
Gallery - layouts & headshots section of the web site. Thanks
to robandchrismom at the Jerry O'Connell Fan Forum for the news!
There is a
brief mention and a photo of Jerry in the August 30th 2004 edition of
US Weekly on page 65:
guys keep low profiles - but always have A-list gal pals. Why do It
girls find them so irresistible?
of the party - Jerry O'Connell
has acted since childhood, but the Crossing Jordan star, 30, is just
a regular guy. "He likes beer instead of Cristal," says
a friend. "And he's an athlete - it's the same reason a hot girl
would go for the quarterback." Another pal adds, "He's fun
to hang around!"
Micelle Gellar, 27 Dated in 1999
Halliwell, 32 Were hot for a few weeks in fall 2003
DePandi, 29 Briefly engaged in 2003; split this summer 
Romijn-Stamos, 31 Linked to this month.
AND REBECCA ROMIJN GOSSIP
was taken from philly.com:
Posted on Wed, Aug. 25, 2004
about canoodlings and couplings, Star mag says Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
is dealing with her split-up with Whatshisname just fine: She's been
dating Jerry O'Connell, the baby-faced cop on NBC's Crossing Jordan,
whose baby-faced charm is such a killer, no potential mother-in-law
could withstand his wiles. And the baby-faced thing is characterological,
too: Star says he's gushing about his new gal like a kid with a new
toy, braying to his Jordan castmates, "Isn't she beautiful?"
every time he brings Becca to the set.
is from the San
By Bill Picture | Staff Writer
Published on Thursday, August 26, 2004
has reportedly been hanging around the set of NBC's "Crossing
Jordan." A spy told Star magazine that newly single Rebecca (her
husband John filed for divorce last week) is dating one of the show's
stars, Jerry O'Connell, who, according to the source, loves parading
the former model around in front of the cast and crew. "Each
time he introduced her, he'd beam and say, 'Isn't she beautiful? Look
how beautiful she is!'"
ROMIJN-STAMOS is enjoying the single life since her split from
actor John Stamos in April. The supermodel, who announced that her
five-year marriage was over in April this year, was rumoured to be
dating publishing director Andy Turnbull in June. However, now she
has turned her attentions to another actor: Jerry O'Connell. According
to PAGESIX.COM, Victoria's Secret model Stamos has been spotted walking
hand-in-hand and smooching with the Scream 2 star in various New York
hotspots. (August 25 2004, AM)
gossip appeared in Ted Casablanca's "The
Awful Truth" at E! Online:
and Rebecca Romijn, clutching sweaty palms while strolling along Seventh
Avenue. Chelsea. InWhySee. Pre-rainstorm (not to mention pre-divorce
papers for Ms. Stamos), this gushy couple were walking a brown poodle.
My, what a change of heart for both! Mr. O'C. was casually clad in
jeans and a gray tee, while R2 wore a red tee and a white lacy miniskirt,
with a blue bandana ovah her hair. And sunglasses, natch. Who is she
CROSSING JORDAN PHOTOS
Media Village has 3 new photos of Jerry in scenes from upcoming
episodes of Crossing Jordan. Thanks to Chen for passing the news along.
Photo #1: Jerry
O'Connell as Woody Hoyt
Photo #2: Woody,
Devan, and Macy
Photo #3: Woody,
Devan and Macy
with Jerry was posted at epsn.go.com.
He discusses Fencing, Fellow NYU Alumni Neil Diamond, and "First
Daughter". (Editorial Note - Jerry may have been stretching the
truth a bit when crediting the Bush twins for being his 'reason' for
writing the "First Daughter" script. Jerry sold the original
screenplay in March
of 1999 before G.W. Bush was elected to office. Perhaps they could
have been inspiration for subsequent rewrites of the script?)
Burning Questions: Jerry O'Connell
By Shane Igoe
Special to Page 3
if we play so far above our heads that our noses bleed for a week
to 10 days; even if God in Heaven above points his hand at our side
of the field; even if every man, woman and child joined hands together
and prayed for us to win, it just wouldn't matter because all the
really good-looking girls would still go out with the guys from Mohawk
because they've got all the money! It just doesn't matter if we win
or if we lose. It just doesn't matter! It just doesn't matter!"
Tripper Harrison (Bill Murray)
Who would have thought these campy words would inspire a starry-eyed
six-year-old from New York City to propel himself onto the national
stage of both sport and film?
On the big screen, you may know Jerry O'Connell as Vern, the meatball-sized
kid in the 1986 hit movie adaptation of Stephen King's "Stand
by Me"; or as "Cush," the brash quarterback who disses
Jerry for that rat, Sugar, in "Jerry Maguire"; or even as
boy-genius, time-traveling Quinn Mallory from TV's "Sliders."
But what you may not know is that the real-life Jerry O'Connell is
a gifted athlete and one-time nationally-ranked fencer who placed
seventh at the Junior Olympics, and was subsequently recruited to
lead New York University's highly-regarded sabre fencing squad of
the early 1990s.
Despite his athletic success and nostalgic classics, O'Connell remains
a down-to-earth guy who remembers the '86 Mets and reveres the movie
In 10 Burning Questions, he offers fencing pointers (skewering the
likes of Orlando Bloom and Darth Vader), acting anecdotes, and even
pokes a little fun at himself.
1. How did you get introduced to the sport of fencing?
Jerry O'Connell: I grew up in New York City, so sports like football
and baseball were tough to come by because you couldn't find too many
diamonds and fields. Both of my parents worked, so to keep me off
the streets, they took me to fencing once a week. When it came time
to apply to college, the movie "Goodfellas" had just come
out and I was a big Scorsese fan, so I really wanted to go to NYU
film school. I had been to the Junior Olympics for fencing and did
really well, placing seventh. The NYU fencing coach, Steve Mormondo,
who was at the Olympics himself, approached me and asked where I wanted
to go to college. I said, "NYU." It was the only school
I applied to and where I happened to go.
2. The swords of fencing are the foil, the epee and the sabre.
What's the difference in terms of competition?
For foil, the only target you can score points on is the torso, crouch,
chin, and neck. In epee, everything is a target -- from the tip of
your toes to the last hair follicle on your head. And for sabre, everything
from the waist up is a target -- even your head.
Now, epee and foil swords have a point at the end of their blades.
To score, you have to actually register that point against a special
metal jacket and a light goes off. In sabre, there is no point, so
there's a lot of slashing.Sabre is really swashbuckling, "Pirates
of the Caribbean" stuff. It's really tough for me to go see "Pirates
of the Caribbean" and watch these guys fence with swords. I'm
like com'on ... I could spank these guys! Why did (Jerry) Bruckheimer
give this role to Orlando Bloom? Com'on, he sucks!
2b. What is the difference between fencing gear, a beekeepers suit,
and a straight jacket? That's some intimidating garb.
Yeah it's a lot a gear. Luckily when you go to college, they pay for
the gear, so you don't have to go it alone. It can be expensive.
Everything has to be white and you can't have any skin showing. Socks
and boots have to be pulled up to your knees. Fencing is sort of trying
to stay aristocratic. I'm waiting for it to make the move tennis made
a few years ago, where competitors don't have to wear white all the
time. Fencing can afford to spice things up a bit.
3. Who do you like in the Olympics? What countries look to be USA's
All of these the guys who are in Athens right now ... I grew up fencing
with them. I read about Cliff Bayer and Keeth Smart, who will probably
win a medal over there. And of these guys were guys who I beat up
It's tough because fencing is predominately a Hungarian, Russian,
Polish ... an Eastern European sport. Training is hard-core. Everything
is real old-school and it's all about work ethic.
Going to the fencing stalls for four-to-five hours a night, five days
a week was part of me. But, not anymore. I'm not going to kid you
though. There is a part of me -- it's a crazy long shot -- that thinks,
'Wow, I would love to have a comeback.'
(Editor's note: The United States won it's first medals in fencing
in 20 years on Tuesday. Mariel Zaqunis took home gold and Sada Jacobson
won the bronze in the women's sabre competion. )
4. Another performer, Neil Diamond, also attended NYU on a fencing
scholarship. In your opinion, which is Diamond's gold standard: "Sweet
Caroline," "Cracklin' Rosie," or "I am, I said"?
Yeah! I see him at all the alumni events. Hmm ... actually, I have
to go with "Coming to America." It is a karaoke classic.
If you throw that on, everybody is dancing.
But it's funny. I went to a couple of fencing alumni meetings and
found myself sitting right next to Neil Diamond! It's hysterical.
And you know, I don't know when it happened, but the two most famous
NYU alum -- out of their fencing program -- are me and Neil Diamond.
I mean, who'd have thought that I'd be rubbing elbows with him. My
mother is very proud! I have a picture of him and her.
5. Did you have any sports idols growing up?
I've got to tell you, being in New York in 1986 (when the Mets won
the World Series), just changed everything. It was a life-changing
experience. Honestly, if you were a kid between the ages of 10 and
15, and you lived in New York in 1986, you really believed anything
6. Who would win in a sword fight: Jerry O'Connell or Darth Vader?
O'Connell or Inigo Montoya from the "The Princess Bride"?
Aw, dude, I would whoop Darth Vader! I mean, honestly, I would have
him calling me his Daddy! He'd be taking off his helmet going (in
a Darth Vader voice) "Jerry, you are my father!"
As far as Inigo, you know what, he had a pretty good motivation factor.
Actually, I talked a lot of trash in fencing and a lot of people didn't
like me because of it. Fencing is a dignified sport, and oftentimes
when I scored a big touch I'd say, "You killed my father prepare
People did not like trash talkers in fencing. I actually had a lot
of yellow cards against me, and a few touches awarded to the other
side. Most people in fencing are pretty dignified and classy, so I'd
throw something in when I scored a touch. I'd be like, "Get the
(bleep!) out of here. Get that stuff outta here."
7. In "Stand By Me" we witness an infamous puking scene.
Did you ever get butterflies before a match or do you get a nervous
stomach before performing?
I'm sure. I still get nervous. Honestly, I always think about that
"Meatballs" scene -- when Bill Murray gives the "It
just doesn't matter" speech. I swear to you, a lot of people
rent "Hoosiers" and look for that clapping scene, or "Rocky"
to watch him running up the steps, but I go right to "Meatballs."
That speech ... that always helped me out.
8. You starred in Mariah Carey's "Heartbreaker" video.
Who is tougher to work with, and who is the bigger diva: Mariah Carey
or Kangaroo Jack?
These days, Rebecca Romijn is Jerry O'Connell's leading lady.
I've got to tell you that "Kangaroo Jack" has made me popular.
Now, all of the guys I work with don't want to hire a Princess Bell
or the Teletubbies for their kids' birthday parties, they expect me
to show up as Kangaroo Jack. So I get to make a little extra cash
on the side.
9. As Frank Cushman you played a hotshot, young QB who held out
for the big bucks in "Jerry Maguire." As a New York Giants
fan what do you think about Eli Manning's $20 million signing bonus?
Is he worth it? And who should start, Manning or Warner?
If you want to talk breeding, Eli Manning is worth every penny. I
mean, Peyton is "the man" and a lot of people believe that,
pound-for-pound, he's the best quarterback ever. I've been watching
a lot of the preseason, and I don't want to offend the Manning family,
but in his first year, I would throw Warner in there first and see
how he does. Warner tends to be a little injury prone. So we'll see
if he makes it through the season until Eli's ready. The great thing
about Warner is that he doesn't care if he's the one holding a headset,
he just wants to win. It's going to be an exciting year for the Giants.
10. You just wrote and produced your first film, "First Daughter,"
which comes out next month starring Katie Holmes. Which first daughter
is your favorite? Jenna or Barbara Bush?
Yeah, it comes out September 24th. I love both those girls. They're
the reason I wrote that script. I mean, I looked at those two girls
and I thought, 'I would love to party with those two girls.'
And then I met them at a party, and they were both so nice and cute
-- they really are -- and I thought it'd be great to write a script.
In fact my first script was actually about two sisters and it got
a little too "Bush" like, so I just made it about one daughter.
It was pretty exciting though. And it was a lot of fun being in those
casting sessions and getting to choose between Katie Holmes and a
bunch of other girls. Good times, good times.
Shane Igoe is a writer/producer. His first book entitled "Taking
the Hill : 100 Presidential Pitches from Opening Day 1904 - 2004"
debuts next year. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REBECCA ROMIJN, AND GIULIANA DePANDI MENTION IN AWFUL TRUTH
appeared in Ted Casablanca's "The
Awful Truth" at Eonline.com (Thanks to RobandChrismom for the
August 12, 2004
He Said/She Didn't
Funny thing. When Giuliana DePandi and Jerry O'Connell went their
separate ways, Mr. O. got heavyweight nasty and actually attempted
to forbid my fave Italian-American anchor doll from returning to their
coupledom gym, Equinox. Sniff, sniff. (What? Is he cheap? Ha!) Ah,
but at Giuliana's new locale, Josh Duhamel wipes the sweat off her
bra...I mean brow.
days, Jerry-poo has a spankin'-new activity partner, the sexually
adventurous Rebecca Romijn--no more Stamos. The two tragically single
types were caught at the Greek ovah the weekend, fancying the musical
wonders of Al Green--talk about bumpable music!
was clad in a pinstriped gabardine summer suit, while R2 had cheeky
Las Vegas on the mind, 'cause this ballsy gal pranced in wearing a
sequined mini and a very cropped, very backless bright pink halter
top. John Stamos, what say you? Hey, have you called Giuliana yet?
Imagine the concoctions in that Italian-Greek kitchen!
were no lip-smacking locks to be had (that my Los Feliz desk could
observe, at least), but there was certainly a lot of contact between
this newly minted duo. They shared a bottle of wine. Jerry yawned
throughout the performance. Perhaps Jare's current chica wasn't as
stud-stimulating as the last one? Never mind.
this recent press release in The
Mirrior, "Fat Slags" should be released in the UK by the
end of this year.
12 August 2004
IS A GOER
Geri Halliwell had been hoping to avoid an awkward red carpet encounter
with ex-boyfriend Jerry O'Connell at the premiere of Fat Slags, she's
in for a nasty surprise.
were cruel whispers that the long overdue film, in which they both
star, was going to go straight to video, but we hear it will be coming
to a cinema near you before the end of the year.
film - which is based on the Viz comic strip and also stars Naomi
Campbell - was due for release at Easter.
delay has been due in part to endless reshoots. Even the ending had
to be filmed again to make it more appealing to audiences.
spokesperson for the film: "We want to get the release date right
- but it will be out before the end of the year."
will be delighted.
NEWS LIVE - BEHIND THE SCENES OF CROSSING JORDAN
to RobandChrismom at the Jerry
O'Connnell Fan Forum, Jerry will be featured on E! News Live the
evening of Wednesday August 11th for a behind the scenes look at Crossing
Jordan. (Episode repeats at 12:00 noon pacific on Thursday the 12th).
Thanks for the info!
AND REBECCA ROMIJN SIGHTING
and Rebecca sighting was taken from the Philadelphia
on Tue, Aug. 10, 2004
got to really want a corned beef sandwich to go out for one at 6 in
maybe that’s not what “X-Men” scorcher Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and “Crossing
Jordan’s” Jerry O’Connell were hungry for at Jerry’s Deli in Studio
City, Cal., as dawn broke last Friday.
they wanted a little tongue. After a heavy makeout session in the
parking lot outside Jerry’s (co-owned by Internet babe Cindy Margolis
and hubby Guy Starkman), Rebecca and Jerry tried to buy some wine,
but Jerry’s bar was closed. So the disappointed couple — she’s recently
separated from John Stamos, he’s recently disengaged from E!’s Guiliana
DiPandi — went back to the car, went back to pawing each other, then
took a breath to drive off.
DAUGHTER COMING TO THEATERS
a movie written and produced by Jerry O'Connell, will be coming to theaters
September 24, 2004. For more information visit foxmovies.com.
You can also view the trailer
at apple.com. Thanks to JimLin for the information.
Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas, Michael Keaton, Amerie Rogers,
Genre: Comedy, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG (for language, sexual situations and alcohol-related
Summary: Samantha Mackenzie (Holmes) wants what every college
freshman desires: to experience life away from home and parents. But
it's not going to be easy, because home for Sam is The White
her dad (Keaton), is the President of the United States. Despite her
fishbowl existence, Sam meets and falls for James (Blucas), the
Resident Advisor in her dorm. As romance blossoms, Sam discovers her
new beau is a secret service agent assigned to protect her.
is featured in the August 16, 2004 issue of Us Weekly. Read
the interview and view photos of Jerry's home in the "Interviews"
section of the web site. For those of you who have seen E!
Celebrity Adventures, note the framed photo of Jerry and Charlie
in Peruvian gear on Jerry's piano. And for those of you who caught a
glimpse of Jerry and Charlie's childhood self portraits in "MTV
Cribs," you can now see a clear photo of the O'Connell's early
Thanks to Karribear
at the Jerry O'Connell Fan Forum for the Us Weekly news!
C0-STARRING IN "THE ALIBI"?
to this report from Entertainment
Tonight, Jerry is one of the cast members of the upcoming movie
"The Alibi" starring Rebecca Romijn-Stamos. No word yet at
Internet Movie Data base on Jerry's involvement with the movie.
Here is an
excerpt from the article at et.tv.yahoo.com:
Need a good
alibi? REBECCA ROMIJN could. She's heating up the big screen as a
tempting grifter caught up in a murder case in 'The Alibi.' Tonight
on ET, our own MARK STEINES catches up with the fun-loving 'X-Men'
and 'Godsend' star in an exclusive interview!
got this very stylized, film noir quality and this really cool tone,"
Rebecca says about the star-studded flick, which also stars SELMA
BLAIR, HENRY ROLLINS and JERRY O'CONNELL.
DVD REVIEW AND FREE DVD GIVEAWAYS
1&2 is now available on DVD from Universal. Visit the Sliders
Dual Dimension Edition web site for more details on DVD features
and a synopsis.
has an excellent review
of the Sliders DVD, with screen captured photos. Here is an excerpt
from the review:
has a great line about fans of the show that I really liked: “Science
Fiction fans are like a beautiful woman: Ya gotta treat her right.
You gotta bring her flowers, you gotta treat her with respect. Because
the second you disrespect her, she’s out the door.”
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