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'Blue Bloods' Season 4, episode 17: 'Knockout Game' causes expectant couple's tragedy and more

A personal tragedy can affect someone in unforeseen ways.

Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) got new proof in "Knockout Game," Friday's (March 14) episode of CBS' "Blue Bloods" written by co-executive producer Brian Burns and directed by Robert Harmon, who also worked with series star Tom Selleck on most of the "Jesse Stone" TV movies.

The story opened with expectant parents Mike and Stephanie Rose (guest stars Josh Segarra and Rose Hemingway) taking an evening stroll and discussing possible names for their child. Suddenly, a gang of youths came rushing up behind them and one punched Stephanie in the face, felling her. A panicked Mike cradled her and screamed for help.

Frank (Selleck) already had concerns about the so-called "knockout game" being practiced randomly throughout the city's boroughs. As he struggled to determine factors linking the attacks, he ordered the NYPD to reach out to informants for any potentially useful information.

At a hospital,
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'Blue Bloods' Season 4, episode 14: Erin kidnapped in Donnie Wahlberg-directed 'Manhattan Queens'

Someone who certainly knows the turf called the shots on the latest "Blue Bloods."

Series co-star Donnie Wahlberg made his directing debut on the CBS police drama with Friday's (Jan. 31) episode, "Manhattan Queens." He also continued to have a major presence in his weekly role as Detective Danny Reagan, who began the hour hiking through woods with partner Maria (Marisa Ramirez) to the location of a decomposing body.

Maria noted the expensive dress on the victim, who also sported a wig Danny referenced ... prompting him to reason the cops were onto "a story with an unhappy ending."

As Nicky (Sami Gayle) left for school, Erin (Bridget Moynahan) walked part of the way with her, dressed for a morning run. After the mother and daughter separated, Erin noticed a van seemed to be following her. She turned into an alley, and as she looked back at the vehicle, a blanket was
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'Blue Bloods' Season 4, episode 13: Two cases involve 'Unfinished Business'

Past events can fuel present problems, as the Reagans' latest cases taught them anew.

Written by co-executive producer Siobhan Byrne O'Connor, Friday's (Jan. 17) episode of CBS' "Blue Bloods," "Unfinished Business," set Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Maria (Marisa Ramirez) on the trail of Army veteran John Russelll (guest star Chad Michael Collins), who had assaulted his wife, Maryann (guest star Kelli Barrett), and taken their son Tommy (guest star Michael Capperella) from his school.

The Army, as represented by Maj. Harrison (guest star Terry Serpico), wasn't happy that Danny had started an investigation without clearing it with him first. A struggle over jurisdiction began, with Marine veteran Danny noting, "I understand protocol. I just don't like following it."

During a press conference on a weapons-selling bust, Frank (Tom Selleck) was confronted by Betty Lowe (guest star Karen Allen), who asked him "why I can't get justice for my daughter. And her killer is out there,
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'Blue Bloods' Season 4, episode 12: The Reagans chase a deadly drug called 'The Bogeyman'

Most of the Reagans are in the family business, but that normally doesn't include one of the youngest.

Nicky (Sami Gayle) found herself in the thick of a police case in Friday's (Jan. 10) episode of CBS' "Blue Bloods," "The Bogeyman." Attending a teen party, she responded to cries for help as most others evacuated the place, and found a passed-out girl as a couple of stragglers tried to conceal remaining drugs.

To no avail, Nicky warned them the drugs should be left as police evidence, then she grabbed a stray packet of the stuff and called 911 -- identifying herself only as "Jane Doe."

Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Frank (Tom Selleck) also were concerned with drugs, specfiically a new and lethal type. Jailed informant Carmen (guest star Sasha Allen) told Danny of a narcotic rumored to be "pure heaven, for users of that kind of poison," while Frank worried about a
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'Blue Bloods' Season 4 fall finale: 'Ties That Bind' hurt Danny

Holiday reunions are meant to be pleasurable, but in Danny Reagan's case, it's not exactly a shock such an encounter would keep him on the job.

The NYPD detective (Donnie Wahlberg) initially enjoyed welcoming his childhood friend Mickey (guest star Tom Cavanagh) back home in "Ties That Bind," the last 2013 episode of CBS' "Blue Bloods." In the tale by series co-executive producer Brian Burns, Mickey and wife Connie (guest star Rebecca Budig) relocated from Florida back to New York to help care for her ill mother.

Looking out his window and admiring Mickey's Mercedes, Danny also saw a supposed electric-company van he immediately "made" as a surveillance vehicle. At work the next day, Danny was shown photos by the detective who conducted the stakeout -- and who inferred that presumed Realtor Mickey actually was connected to one of Florida's top crime families.

Frank (Tom Selleck) paid a hospital visit to
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'Blue Bloods' Season 4, episode 10: A bombing sparks a case of 'Mistaken Identity'

After a two-week break, it didn't take long for the Reagans to be in the thick of action again on "Blue Bloods."

In "Mistaken Identity," Friday's (Dec. 13) episode of the CBS police drama, Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) went with partner Maria (Marisa Ramirez) to investigate the bombing of a mosque. An imam (Alok Tewari) informed the cops it wasn't the first trouble for the site, and he suspected neighbors feared a religion they didn't understand.

"Haters gonna hate," Maria reasoned, though a gang symbol had been left in one of the incidents. The detectives went to quiz gang leader Kevin (Gregory Cook), who displayed more than a trace of attitude -- directly insulting Maria, who cautioned him about police rules for dealing with "verbally abusive suspects," then made a direct knee-to-crotch "connection" with him.

An apparent witness cleared Kevin, but surprised Danny and Maria by claiming the bomber had been wearing Muslim attire.
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'Blue Bloods' Season 4, Episode 9: Maria runs into very personal 'Bad Blood'

Thanksgiving is coming for the Reagan family, too -- but if their anticipation of the holiday wasn't tempered by crime concerns, it wouldn't be "Blue Bloods."

Maria (Marisa Ramirez) had a particularly rough time with family matters in "Bad Blood," Friday's (Nov. 22) episode of the CBS police drama written by co-executive producer Daniel Truly and directed by Robert Harmon, who also has worked with series star Tom Selleck on all but one of the "Jesse Stone" TV movies.

A murder investigation began for Maria and Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) outside a Spanish Harlem bar, but they soon went in to interrogate the very enthusiastic, soccer-watching patrons. They came up empty on suspects, until a security tape revealed someone Maria recognized (guest star Kirk Acevedo, "Oz") .

Danny and Maria went to find the man, nicknamed "Tic-Tac" -- and while chasing him, Maria made a side run at him, sending him through a store's glass door.
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'Blue Bloods,' Season 4, episode 8: Frank, Danny and Jamie all try to see 'Justice Served'

Dining out can be dangerous.

So Frank (Tom Selleck) discovered after having dinner with Angelo Gallo (guest star Chazz Palminteri) -- a boyhood friend who happened to be a Mob lawyer -- in Friday's (Nov. 15) "Blue Bloods" episode "Justice Served," written by series co-executive producer Siobhan Byrne O'Connor. The men left the restaurant jovially, but right after Frank's car pulled away, the attorney was felled by two bullets to the back.

Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) was getting a taste of another side of the law by serving jury duty. Young defendant Deshawn Williams (J. Mallory-McCree) was on trial for the murder of a deli cashier, and when the jurors went into deliberation, only one held out for a "not guilty" verdict. Guess who?

Eddie (Vanessa Ray) was excited about a date with commodities trader Jake (Jason Ralph), and when Jamie (Will Estes) playfully asked if he knew she was a cop,
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'Blue Bloods' Season 4, episode 6: Jamie and Danny are still 'Growing Boys' ... and troubled cops

For one Reagan police brother, the problem was an ex-gang mamber. For the other, it was an ex-girlfriend.

Jamie (Will Estes) and Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) each had concerns in Friday's (Nov. 1) episode of CBS' "Blue Bloods," "Growing Boys," directed by former actor Eric Laneuville ("St. Elsewhere"). Jamie's problem involved a threat to his career, while Danny's posed a mild threat to his marriage.

Shooting hoops with former gang member Tomas (Jeff Lima) in the Juvenile Robbery Intervention Program initiated by Frank (Tom Selleck), Jamie was dismayed to see the youth hassled by some of his earlier comrades. The trouble escalated when Jamie witnessed Tomas being chased by the others, prompting him to give pursuit and yell, "Police!"

The chase ended tragically when one of the potential assailants ran into the path of a car that struck him, causing injuries that left the sudden victim possibly paralyzed from the waist down.
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'Blue Bloods' Season 4, episode 5, 'Lost and Found': A kidnapping and crises of faith rock the Reagans

The personal and the professional have a way of merging for the Reagans of "Blue Bloods."

Such was the case again in "Lost and Found," Friday's (Oct. 25) episode of the CBS police drama written by co-executive producer Daniel Truly. Frank (Tom Selleck) was alarmed to learn Father Markhum (Frank Wood, "The Newsroom"), the NYPD's chaplain, had been stopped for driving while intoxicated ... "the fourth time in two months," police chief Dino (John Ventimiglia) revealed.

The clergyman had rear-ended another car, and Frank worried that intervening would appear to be favored treatment -- something the arresting officer already had furnished by letting the priest sleep off his condition. And Frank realized such handling was "the reason I never heard about the other three Dwi's."

Later, Frank entered a confessional to talk to the chaplain, and told him to turn himself in: "Even priests do penance, Jerry."

While eating out with Erin
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'Blue Bloods' Season 4, episode 3 - 'To Protect and Serve': Courtroom hostage Erin is shot

Usually, it's the cops in the Reagan family who are in the line of fire. They weren't the only ones this time.

Prosecutor Erin (Bridget Moynahan) ended up imperiled in Friday's (Oct. 11) CBS episode of "Blue Bloods." Written by series co-executive producer Siobhan Byrne O'Connor, "To Protect and Serve" set the danger somewhere it wouldn't be expected -- a courtroom.

The hour began with Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Maria (Marisa Ramirez) investigating a broad-daylight murder, with the only witness the victim's young son Michael (a very natural, wrenching performance by Jake Miller, playing off a commendably sensitive Wahlberg). Asked if he had relatives he could stay with, the boy said, "My mom. But I don't want to go home just yet. I just want to stay with him [the slain father]."

Then it was off to court, where Erin ran into her fellow-lawyer ex Jack (Peter Hermann, the real-life husband of Mariska Hargitay
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'Blue Bloods' Season 4, episode 2: 'The City That Never Sleeps' endangers an actor

A man desperately scans New York's Grand Central Station to locate his young daughter.

He finally spots her ... in the custody of two cops who clearly want to talk to him. Having to make a choice fast, he yells to the child, "I love you!," and makes a run for it.

Relax: It's only a movie. So it was revealed in the next scene of "The City That Never Sleeps," Friday's (Oct. 4) CBS episode of "Blue Bloods" devised by writer and series executive producer Kevin Wade.

Norah O'Donnell then was seen interviewing the "fugitive" -- actually actor Russell Berke, played by guest star Marc Blucas ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")  -- on the "CBS This Morning" set as an impatient Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) paced on the sidelines, having been assigned as the performer's technical adviser for his next film.

Danny's partner Maria (Marisa Ramirez) clearly was more enchanted by Berke en
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'Blue Bloods' Season 4 premiere: 'Unwritten Rules' tested after a cop's murder

The family business is known to get in the way, often, of Reagan family relations.

So it was again as Season 4 of the CBS police drama "Blue Bloods" began Friday (Sept. 27) with "Unwritten Rules." The hour opened as Jamie (Will Estes) got a new patrol partner in Edit "Eddie" Janko ("Pretty Little Liars" alum Vanessa Ray), a new graduate of the police academy.

"You're my first, Reagan," she told him. "Be gentle." It didn't take her long to leap into her new job, though, since a "shots fired" alert sent her scurrying into their car's driver's seat to speed to the scene.

Once they arrived, more shots rang out as they were being briefed on a jewelry-store robbery, and Jamie found a female officer down. While he scanned the area for the shooter, Eddie got a taste of the emotionality she was in for by seeing a photo of the felled officer's husband and daughter.
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Toronto Film Festival 2012: Walter Salles Working on New On The Road Cut

On the Road movie reedited for Toronto screening Based on Jack Kerouac's '50s novel, Walter Salles' Otr adaptation starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, and Kristen Stewart (above photo) will be screened at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. We all knew that. What we didn't know is that Tiff 2012 will unveil a new cut of the film (via indieWIRE), which premiered last spring at the Cannes Film Festival to mixed reviews. The 2hr20m drama has been downsized to approximately 125 minutes. That's an interesting development, as Otr has already been screened in several countries, with varying degrees of box-office success. [Check out the On the Road trailer. Check out Kristen Stewart On the Road poster; Garrett Hedlund On the Road poster.] Otr movie reedit hardly unique On the other hand, different cuts shown in different countries is hardly something new. Whether as a result of poor critical/box-office reception, (perceived) local sensibilities, and/or censorship, the movie you watch in, say, Canada isn't necessarily the exact same movie watched by someone in Singapore,
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Remember Me Review

Forget what you think you know about this movie. And forget what you think you know about Robert Pattinson. This film is far more than a love story. Plus, Pattinson’s acting abilities are better than the one particular role he’s known for playing.

Go into this movie with an open mind, and what you’ll find is an engaging film that is simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming. The story and actors swirl together like a perfect cup of coffee with just the right amount of cream and sugar. The subtle sweetness cuts the underlying bitterness. And, in fact, that’s exactly the word I would use to describe Remember Me – bittersweet…read more [Killer Film]

Disaffected twentysomething Tyler (Robert Pattinson) is still coping with the aftershocks of his older brother’s suicide several years earlier. His parents (Pierce Brosnan and Lena Olin) are separated and his younger sister (Ruby Jerins) is an outcast at school.
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Review: 'Remember Me' with Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, and Pierce Brosnan

Remember Me is a film which immediately beckons the thought of at least two adjectives: emotional and provident.

The film chronicles a point in time of the lives of "Tyler" (Robert Pattinson) and “Ally” (Emilie de Ravin), though it also rather importantly peeks into the contemporaneous journey of Tyler’s younger sister “Caroline” (Ruby Jerins). Tyler’s mother (Lena Olin), father (Pierce Brosnan), stepfather (Greg Jbara), and friend (Tate Ellington) as well as Ally’s father (Chris Cooper) are prominent characters whose emotional statuses through the story are intertwined with the main characters’.

Director: Allen Coulter

Screenwriter: Will Fetters

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Ruby Jerins, Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, Tate Ellington, Martha Plimpton, Greg Jbara, Kate Burton, and Peyton List.

Summary: Tyler and Ally ...
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 25 ‘Remember Me’ Chicago Passes With Robert Pattinson

Chicago – In our latest romantic drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 25 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of “Remember Me” with Robert Pattinson of “Twilight,” “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” fame!

Remember Me” stars Robert Pattinson, Chris Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Emilie de Ravin, Lena Olin, Caitlyn Rund, Gregory Jbara, Ruby Jerins, Tate Ellington and David Deblinger from director Allen Coulter and writer Will Fetters.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Remember Me” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for “Remember Me” with Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin.

Image credit: Summit Entertainment

Here is the “Remember Me
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Kristen Stewart Made it Out To Robert Pattison’s ‘Remember Me’ Premiere

Kristen Stewart made it out to Robert Pattison's 'Remember Me' premiere. According to Us Magazine, "Twilight Saga" movie star, Kristen Stewart was able to make it out to her co-star Robert Pattinson's "Remember Me" movie premiere. They say that Kristen Stewart showed up to support Robert Pattinson yesterday at his New York indie movie premiere for "Remember Me." She took a couple of paparazzi photos and quickly rushed pass the press line. Robert Pattinson's co-star in "Remember Me," Gregory Jbara said that despite the rumors of Kristen dating Robert, she never visited him on the "Remember Me" movie set,and he never talked about her. He stated, "It was just him there. He never talked about her ... I don’t know anything about his personal life.
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Robert Needs a Hand and Kristen Breaks Out Her Jeans For the Remember Me Afterparty!

Robert Needs a Hand and Kristen Breaks Out Her Jeans For the Remember Me Afterparty!
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart moved from last night's premiere of Remember Me at NYC's Paris Theater right across the street to the afterparty at the Plaza Hotel. Kristen managed to change out of the gold pants she'd worn on the red carpet and into jeans for the bash, which also brought out Robert's mother, sister Lizzy, and traveling companion Tom Sturridge. Robert's costar in the film, Gregory Jbara, was apparently surprised to see Kristen there because she'd never visited while they were on set. Afterward, Kristen headed out to her car solo, while Robert had a few security men help him navigate the snow. Robert was also busy yesterday stopping by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where he gamely joined Jimmy up in a tree - PopSugar Rush has the whole interview, in which Rob opens up about his recent outing to see Lizzy in concert and whether he'd
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Robert Needs a Hand and Kristen Breaks Out Her Jeans for the Remember Me Afterparty!

Robert Needs a Hand and Kristen Breaks Out Her Jeans for the Remember Me Afterparty!
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart moved from last night's premiere of Remember Me at NYC's Paris Theater right across the street to the afterparty at the Plaza Hotel. Kristen managed to change out of the gold pants she'd worn on the red carpet and into jeans for the bash, which also brought out Robert's mother, sister Lizzy, and traveling companion Tom Sturridge. Robert's costar in the film, Gregory Jbara, was apparently surprised to see Kristen there because she'd never visited while they were on set. Afterwards, Kristen headed out to her car solo, while Robert had a few security men help him navigate the snow. Robert was also busy yesterday stopping by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where he gamely joined Jimmy up in a tree - PopSugar Rush has the whole interview, in which Rob opens up about his recent outing to see Lizzy in concert and whether he'd
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