Jennifer Beals Is a Better Half

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Jennifer Beals Is a Better Half

It is no surprise that hip hop is homophobic and the recent hit show Lie to Me on Fox tackled that subject in the matter of an hour-along giving The L Word lovers a taste of Jennifer Beals.

Beals guest starred in the recent episode as Assistant U.S. Attorney Zoe Landau investigating an arson case intertwined with cheating spouses and a news reporter caught in the middle. More importantly, her role could be a reoccurring one because she plays the mother of Dr. Cal Lightman's daughter Emily.

What caught my eye was the case Lightman’s protégé Ria Torres was dealing with. The death of a hip hop producer, murdered presumably because he switched camps. In hip hop lingo that means he stopped working for one rapper and decided to work for another, usually an enemy. Torres and her partner on the case uncovered the truth about the producer’s sexuality and the price of fame an artist in the world of hip hop has to pay if they want to be famous.

It was like a hip hop love story gone wrong. When money and power is threatened, some people will do anything to maintain the façade of the womanizing, money-grubbing and 'hood rich gangster to keep the cash flow rolling in.

Lie to Me airs every Wednesday night at 8 p.m.



Comments [77]

Xanadu's picture

What's with only streaming

What's with only streaming video clips within America? Do US companies realise the internets are a global toy?

Tiff's picture

yeah, it's annoying. i

yeah, it's annoying. i haven't ever been able to watch anything through hulu.

minniesota's picture

The BBC blocks me from

The BBC blocks me from viewing videos of its TV shows. Wah.

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

Erin Blackwell's picture

what did you do to the bbc?

what did you do to the bbc?

minniesota's picture

They hate my IP address,

They hate my IP address, which shows I'm from the United States. I have to wait until shows come to BBC America on cable. Sad

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

Erin Blackwell's picture

is it any consolation i have

is it any consolation i have to wait til they're on youtube? :twisted:

deedee's picture

It was ok,it don't move me

It was ok,it don't move me any.It was just I don't know missing something .

Tex's picture

Just completed watching this

Just completed watching this ep of Lie - my first. I liked it - it was okay - par for tv these days. But then I haven't been impressed with anything on tv since Northern Exposure or the original Star Trek.

Jennifer did well in it - I enjoyed seeing her here - working her craft. I didn't think about Bette while I watched it. Bette was Bette in TLW - it's done - Bette's done. I've moved on and it's for sure Jennifer has. Woman still looks fine in a black bra!

"....looking at my eyebrows while I was wearing a thong!" Yep, the man had some problems.

Imagining the thong,

Tex

Twitter Time @kdhales

Steph H's picture

Hey Tex Talking of good TV

Hey Tex
Talking of good TV shows I am now hooked on The Wire. Viewing of the S1 DVD box set over the weekend was only interrupted to watch "Britain's Got Talent"! It has to be said that the US produces some outstanding TV shows.
Hope the road trip is going well!
S
xxx

Tex's picture

Hey, Steph! How's it going on

Hey, Steph! How's it going on the Mother Isle, sweets? On an extended road trip here with a friend - taking in sites and hiking Colorado. My friend has to get in shape rather quickly, so I brought her here to do it! I can't think of a better place to get in shape. If she can do it at this elevation, she can do it any place! We're having a blast - a bunch of laughing is going on......and sore muscles! She says she need to add Textters to the Twitter blogs!

You take care, babe! Good to hear from you.....

Tex

Twitter Time @kdhales

lmz's picture

hi Tex good to see you again

hi Tex
good to see you again in great shape

hi Steph
you really have a spring in GB ? weather is awful here

Tex's picture

Hi, Lovey, sweetheart! Hope

Hi, Lovey, sweetheart! Hope you and yours are doing well!

Twitter Time @kdhales

Steph H's picture

Well, we had spring yesterday

Well, we had spring yesterday but today is pretty grim, it has to be said.
Lovely to see you! xxx

yonks's picture

I have to go now, have a nice

I have to go now, have a nice day, and everyone also.

-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-

yonks's picture

In montreal its 30c and big

In montreal its 30c and big sunshine Tongue

-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-

lmz's picture

i don't believe you ...:(

i don't believe you ...Sad

yonks's picture

http://www.meteomedia.com/wea

http://www.meteomedia.com/weather/caqc0357
Bon, c'est la température ressentie mais pour les nuages, je sais pas ou ils ont vus ça parce que le ciel est bleu

-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-

Steph H's picture

Hey Tex - even better to hear

Hey Tex - even better to hear from you, I have missed you!!
Regarding the Mother Isle - well, on a macro level things are pretty dire - the public finances have fallen through their own bumhole and we, the public, are going to be in debt for decades to come. On a more personal level I am doing just fine - enjoying spring and all the little pleasures that life throws my way.

Your trip sounds like an absolute blast - I wish I was there with you. And Textters sounds like a great idea!

Take care too, lovely Tex!!

S
xx

yonks's picture

Woa, road trip, hiking,

Woa, road trip, hiking, colorado, you make me dream...

-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-

Tex's picture

Makes me dream too, my

Makes me dream too, my beautiful Pepe! Take care of yourself!

Twitter Time @kdhales

yonks's picture

Hi Steph, you saw britain's

Hi Steph, you saw britain's got talent this w-e?

-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-

Steph H's picture

Oh yes indeed!! It has now

Oh yes indeed!! It has now developed into essential Saturday night viewing, chez moi!

yonks's picture

so, how was Susan Boyld?

so, how was Susan Boyld?

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Steph H's picture

It's still at the audition

It's still at the audition stages so we won't see Susan B until the next stage of the competition, which I guess will kick off in a couple of weeks from now!

yonks's picture

ooooh deception.. did she

ooooh deception..
did she have major challengers?
Thats must be hard for the other to come after her.

-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-

Steph H's picture

Well, the thing is, they

Well, the thing is, they wouldn't have known about Susan B at the time of the auditions so it's even more interesting. I have to say, there have been a few performers who have gone through to the next round, who are definitely going to give Susan a run for her money. But I would say that the publicity machine has, so far, been much greater around Susan than anyone else.

mysticsmb's picture

Don't get me started on THE

Don't get me started on THE WIRE--best show EVER, despite noticeable flaws, including the fact that the actress playing the lesbian cop is one of the weakest links.

It only gets better from season to season as the focus shifts, but the web of characters just keeps expanding. It's ruined all other crime show/police procedurals for me...

Steph H's picture

It's ruined all other TV

It's ruined all other TV shows for me!! Apart from Dexter of course. It is absolutely brilliant - one episode of Season 1 to go and then I shall be straight on Amazon ordering Season 2!!
I had no idea that McNulty and Stringer are Brits until someone at work told me. Just all round outstanding acting, apart from as you say, the lesbian cop.

mysticsmb's picture

I didn't know about McNulty

I didn't know about McNulty either until I watched the last season and he did the commentary for an episode he directed. And as for Stringer, you've just broken major news to me!

Amy Ryan is in Season 2 and she more than makes up for Kima's deficiencies. If you don't know Ryan's work, rent GONE BABY GONE, then watch her in WIRE and see how different she is--utterly brilliant! She's one of those actors who makes it look so effortless you don't realize at first how good she truly is.

Steph H's picture

Oooh, I like breaking major

Oooh, I like breaking major news!

Oh I thought Gone Baby Gone was excellent so I shall watch out for her in the next Season - thanks for the heads up.

I can hardly wait to get home and watch the last ep of S1 tonight - being sensible on a school night was the only thing that stopped me watching it last night!

Not2Taem's picture

Northern Exposure and the

Northern Exposure and the original Star Trek, both great shows.

Thinking about flying,
Tae Wink

peacekitty's picture

oh my god Lucia you're so

oh my god Lucia you're so right. You bring up a great point. JB has always said that she hated it that ilene made Bette cheat. Now she's playing a straight woman who cheats on her fiance with her ex husband. Sound familiar? She said that she's so hppy to be on this show and that Tim Roth is a genius. So its okay to cheat on this show as a straight woman but not on the L-word?

Who thinks JB was just placating angry L-word fans? *Raise your handsA

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

ann's picture

Peacekitty, Beals regretted

Peacekitty,

Beals regretted Bette's cheating because cheating did not fit Bette's upright character. She was not making a comment on the act of cheating, except that writing it into a script can be used as a cheap ploy for viewership. In Chaiken's case,, the motive was always the latter.

I'll be so glad when this website trades their L Word addiction for another and moves on...

minniesota's picture

That calls for a song: Might

That calls for a song:
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0U5JfGYx4c

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Great song, Robert Palmer is

Great song, Robert Palmer is awesome.

*i'm addicted to something a bit more libidinous*
Wink

peacekitty's picture

So what should we all get

So what should we all get addicted to? Tweeting? Rachel Maddow?

You know you only have to read what interests you. Wink

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Am I going to have to get in

Am I going to have to get in between you two? Wink

ann's picture

mmmmmmm!!!

mmmmmmm!!!

LongBeachDogLover's picture

**the above reply was meant

**the above reply was meant for P/K and Ann**

p.s. that is, if this posts where it should post Laughing out loud

ann's picture

sorry, you are absolutely

sorry, you are absolutely right. I'm trying to write nicer posts, but it's a bit of a stretch for me.

I *would* like to see your valuable insights into other lesbian storylines such as:

Verbotene Liebe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7pYI8nLnsE

Guiding Light http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyrJGBBcltM

099 Central (Argentina 2002)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZIwT4riVWI

ann's picture

oops, I goofed the links.

oops, I goofed the links. Let me try again.

Verbotene Liebe (Germany)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7pYI8nLnsE

Guiding Light (USA)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyrJGBBcltM

099 Central (Argentina 2002)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZIwT4riVWI

minniesota's picture

Ohhhhhhh, a couple of my

Ohhhhhhh, a couple of my buddies keep asking me to watch Guiding Light. Thanks for the link! Now I know why after watching that scene.

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

ann's picture

your welcome, minnie!

your welcome, minnie!

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Hey Minns~ You better watch

Hey Minns~

You better watch quickly..... CBS has cancelled Guiding Light which has aired, in one medium or another, for 72 years. That truly sucks!

The soap's last episode will air Friday, Sept. 18...... Crying

ann's picture

LBDL, I'm beginning to think

LBDL, I'm beginning to think that I'd like to date you. Are you femme? I'm into women who stop just short of wearing pink ribbons in their hair.

minniesota's picture

I think she just likes to

I think she just likes to have a job. Smile

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

Xanadu's picture

Yeah - we shouldn't forget

Yeah - we shouldn't forget all those years she spent in an acting desert and doing the pilates infomercial ... although a celeb plugging a product, doesn't seem to be viewed as a 'come down' anymore ...

peacekitty's picture

So guys...what "acting

So guys...what "acting desert" are you referring to because she makes 3 movies a year. This "desert" looks pretty fruitful to me:

The Book of Eli (2010) (post-production) .... Claudia

"Lie to Me" .... Zoe Landau (1 episode, 2009)
- Better Half (2009) TV episode .... Zoe Landau
"The L Word" .... Bette Porter (70 episodes, 2004-2009)
- Last Word (2009) TV episode .... Bette Porter
- Last Couple Standing (2009) TV episode .... Bette Porter
- Lactose Intolerant (2009) TV episode .... Bette Porter
- Litmus Test (2009) TV episode .... Bette Porter
- Leaving Los Angeles (2009) TV episode .... Bette Porter
(65 more)
Joueuse (2009)
... aka Queen to Play (Europe: English title: festival title)
My Name Is Sarah (2007) (TV) .... Sarah Winston
"Law & Order" .... Sofia Archer (1 episode, 2007)
... aka "Law & Order Prime" (USA: informal title)
- Charity Case (2007) TV episode .... Sofia Archer
Troubled Waters (2006) .... Special Agent Jennifer Beck
The Grudge 2 (2006) .... Trish
Desolation Sound (2005) .... Elizabeth Story
Break a Leg (2005) .... Juliet
"Frasier" .... Dr. Anne Ranberg (2 episodes, 2004)
- Goodnight, Seattle: Part 1 (2004) TV episode .... Dr. Anne Ranberg
- Goodnight, Seattle: Part 2 (2004) TV episode .... Dr. Anne Ranberg
Catch That Kid (2004) .... Molly
... aka Mission Without Permission (Europe: English title) (USA: working title)
... aka Mission: Possible - Diese Kids sind nicht zu fassen! (Germany: TV title)
Runaway Jury (2003) .... Vanessa Lembeck
They Shoot Divas, Don't They? (2002) (TV) .... Sloan McBride
Roger Dodger (2002) .... Sophie
13 Moons (2002) .... Suzi
Feast of All Saints (2001) (TV) .... Dolly Rose
... aka Anne Rice's The Feast of All Saints (USA: complete title)
After the Storm (2001) (TV) .... Mrs. Gavotte
The Anniversary Party (2001) .... Gina Taylor
Out of Line (2001) .... Parole Officer Jenny Capitanas
The Big House (2001) (TV) .... Lorraine Brewster
... aka Being Brewster (USA)
Militia (2000) .... Julie Sanders
A House Divided (2000) (TV) .... Amanda Dickson
Without Malice (2000) (TV) .... Samantha Wilkes

Fear of Flying (1999) .... Jessica
... aka Turbulence II: Fear of Flying (UK) (USA: closing credits title)
... aka Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying (UK: cable TV title)
"The Hunger" .... Jane (1 episode, 1999)
- And She Laughed (1999) TV episode .... Jane
Something More (1999) .... Lisa
The Last Days of Disco (1998) .... Nina
The Spree (1998) (TV) .... Xinia Kelly
"Nothing Sacred" .... Justine Madsen Judd (1 episode, 1997-1998)
- Kindred Spirits (1998) TV episode .... Justine Madsen Judd
The Prophecy II (1998) (V) .... Valerie Rosales
... aka God's Army II (Europe: English title)
Body and Soul (1998) .... Gina
... aka Body & Soul (Australia: cable TV title)
"The Outer Limits" .... Robin Dysart (1 episode, 1997)
... aka "The New Outer Limits" (USA: promotional title)
- Bodies of Evidence (1997) TV episode .... Robin Dysart
The Twilight of the Golds (1997) .... Suzanne Stein
Wishful Thinking (1997) .... Elizabeth
Let It Be Me (1995) .... Emily Taylor
... aka Love Dance (UK)
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) .... Daphne Monet
Four Rooms (1995) .... Angela (segments "The Wrong Man", "The Man from Hollywood")
The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994) .... Ellen
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994) .... Gertrude Benchley
... aka Mrs. Parker and the Round Table
Dead on Sight (1994) .... Rebecca Darcy
Night Owl (1993) (TV) .... Julia
... aka Bird of Prey (UK: video title)
The Princess and the Cobbler (1993) (voice) .... Princess Yum Yum (Miramax version)
... aka Arabian Knight (USA: recut version)
... aka The Thief and the Cobbler (USA: recut version)
Le grand pardon II (1992) .... Joyce Ferranti
... aka Day of Atonement
"2000 Malibu Road" .... Perry Quinn (6 episodes, 1992)
- Episode #1.3 (1992) TV episode .... Perry Quinn
- Episode #1.5 (1992) TV episode .... Perry Quinn
- Episode #1.6 (1992) TV episode .... Perry Quinn
- Episode #1.4 (1992) TV episode .... Perry Quinn
- Episode #1.2 (1992) TV episode .... Perry Quinn
(1 more)
Indecency (1992) (TV) .... Ellie Shaw
Terror Stalks the Class Reunion (1992) (TV) .... Virginia
... aka For Better and for Worse
... aka For Better... and for Worse (Australia: video box title)
... aka Mary Higgins Clark: Pour le meilleur et pour le pire (Canada: French title)
In the Soup (1992) .... Angelica Pena
... aka In the Soup - Alles Kino (Germany)
... aka In the soup - un mare di guai (Italy)
Blood and Concrete (1991) .... Mona
... aka Blood and Concrete, a Love Story
Tinikling ou 'La madonne et le dragon' (1990) (TV) .... Patty Meredith
... aka The Madonna and the Dragon (Europe: English title)
Dr. M (1990) .... Sonja Vogler
... aka Club Extinction (USA: video title)

Sons (1989) .... Transvestite
Split Decisions (1988) .... Barbara Uribe
... aka Kid Gloves (USA)
Vampire's Kiss (1988) .... Rachel
La partita (1988) .... Lady Olivia Candioni
... aka The Gamble (USA)
The Bride (1985/I) .... Eva
"Faerie Tale Theatre" .... Cinderella (1 episode, 1985)
... aka "Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre" (USA)
- Cinderella (1985) TV episode .... Cinderella
Flashdance (1983) .... Alex Owens
My Bodyguard (1980) (uncredited) .... Clifford's Friend

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

mysticsmb's picture

Thank you, Miss IMDB.

Thank you, Miss IMDB. Wink

Technically speaking, though, she doesn't make three movies a year--most of the credits are for television, not feature film.

And yeah, I think Xanadu was probably referring to the quality of the projects...

minniesota's picture

I didn't say anything about

I didn't say anything about an acting desert. That was Xanadu.

However:"Terror Stalks the Class Reunion"??? I rest Xanadu's case about an acting desert. Hah.

P.S. I'm just teasing, in case that is not clear.

Still searching for the right brainy quote.