5
May 2010
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Sorry for the delay with these, but I’ve finally updated the gallery with 3 new ‘I Love You Too’ premieres. Yvonne looked gorgeous as always and if you have more pics please consider emailing them to us. Don’t forget, ‘I Love You Too‘ hit theaters tomorrow!


Gallery Links:
x027 | Public Appearances > 2010 > “I Love You Too” Sydney Premiere
x005 | Public Appearances > 2010 > “I Love You Too” Brisbane Premiere
x001 | Public Appearances > 2010 > “I Love You Too” Queensland Premiere

24
Apr 2010
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Yesterday Yvonne attended the premiere of ‘I Love You Too‘ at Village Jam Factory in Melbourne, Australia. I Love You Too – In Cinemas May 6!
EDIT: replaced the images for their HQ version, HUGE thanks to Maddie!


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x006 | Public Appearances > 2010 > “I Love You Too” Melbourne Premiere

24
Apr 2010
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I’ve added 5 HQs stills of Yvonne from the latest Chuck episode Chuck vs The Other Guy along with 6 MQs from the upcoming Chuck vs The Role Models, enjoy:



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x005 | Television Series > “Chuck” > Season 3 > Episode Stills > 3×13 – Chuck vs The Other Guy
x006 | Television Series > “Chuck” > Season 3 > Episode Stills > 3×15 – Chuck vs The Role Models

18
Apr 2010
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”Matching Jack”, a new film starring “Chuck” hottie Yvonne Strahovski, will hold its World Premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival (22 July – 8 August) ahead of a national release on 30 September by Twentieth Century Fox.

“Jack” is the first film in over a decade for Australian filmmakers Nadia Tass and David Parker. The film is based around Marisa (Jacinda Barrett) and her son, Jack (Tom Russell). Life seems idyllic for the suburban Melbourne family until Jack suddenly winds up in hospital. Marisa tries to find her husband, David (Richard Roxburgh) who is in fact in the next suburb apparently planning to leave Marisa for his current mistress, Veronica (Yvonne Strahovski) with his phone off and not a care in the world.

Jack is diagnosed with Leukaemia and when David finally surfaces he learns that he is the key to Jack’s survival. If a matching bone marrow donor can’t be found on the world register, maybe there is some child of David’s out there from one of his flings?

Yvonne talks about Matching Jack: “I love dramas, I am drawn to tragic stories, and this [really] encompasses tragedy. It is always fun playing the other woman and trying to make her likable.”

On working with Nadia Tass: “Nadia is such an actor’s director, and she has the upmost respect for the actor’s process, and I think that is so rare to find, especially when I have come from with two years on a US television show. I feel very blessed to be working with Nadia.”

On working with co-star Richard Roxburgh: “Most of my scenes are with Richard [and] he is such a pro… his cheeky attitude on set has been fun as it is quiet a morbid script…he makes everyone laugh and the crew adores him.”

14
Apr 2010
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The final results are in for E! Online’s 2010 Save One Show, the campaign that lets you fans pick the TV series you want to save from possible cancellation.

The winning series triumphed by such a landslide, with more than 50 percent of the total votes, that the show’s boss joked to me: “I’ve been sneaking in and hacking in to the E! computers!”

He kids, people.

So who’s the big winner?

Drumroll, please…

NBC’s Chuck!

“We are so thankful that our fans voted for Chuck in such a huge way,” Chuck bosses Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak tell us today of their SOS win. “Though we are also a little frightened of their ability to control the Internet. Our fear aside, we are honored to have the greatest fans in the history of television.”

(All “hacking” jokes from Josh aside, we can tell you we have technology firmly in place that prevents robo-voting and hacking…Even by “Intersect”-savvy fans.)

After starting off Save One Show with 20 contenders (all network series that have not yet received a pickup for the 2010-11 season), you fans narrowed the list down to six finalists. Nearly a million votes came in, and here are the final results:

1. Chuck 52%
2. One Tree Hill 20%
3. Life Unexpected 11%
4. Heroes 8%
5. Better Off Ted 5%
6. Parenthood 4%

The Save One Show battle also raged on Twitter, where thousands of you tweeted #SOS with the name of your favorite show. The series with the most tweets was yet another NBC series, which gets this honorable mention for having the most Twitterific fans: Heroes. Here is the breakdown of number of mentions on Twitter:

1. Heroes 36%
2. One Tree Hill 32%
3. Chuck 28%
4. Life Unexpected 2%
5. Parenthood 1%
6. Better Off Ted 1%

It deserves mentioning that the CW’s One Tree Hill scored the runner-up spot in both races—not too shabby! The CW’s Life Unexpected and NBC’s Parenthood clearly already have much fan love even though they’re brand-spanking new. And ABC’s Better Off Ted should continue because “funny things should be allowed to go on living…that’s how evolution works,” according to show runner Victor Fresco.

Our secret prayer? That all of these fan-favorite series make it to another season. But again, this campaign is all about championing one show.

So now that you fans have spoken, we are happy to hold up our end of the bargain. Tonight on E! News, Chuck will be crowned our Save One Show winner, and we’re taking your message directly to the NBC execs (we’re coming to you, Jeff Zucker) to make sure they know you fans want Chuck to stick around–and your passionate and active involvement makes the show that much more worth saving.

The good news? Zachary Levi himself tells us he’s feeling “optimistic” about another season, and as you can see from this video below, he is loving you fans for rallying. [Spoiler warning: Do not watch the video if you haven’t watched last Monday’s mind-blowingly good episode of Chuck! ‘Cause Zach talks about what’s next.]

If you’re curious about the baby reference Zach makes in the video above, then you’ve missed out on yet another very good reason to love this show: The stars themselves care just as much as we do. After Zach joked that he would have Josh Gomez’s (Morgan) baby if they made it to round two of Save One Show, E! News made him stick to his word by donning a baby bump, alongside Josh (wearing a “Hot Papa” T-shirt) while appearing at WonderCon among the fans. And yes, Zach and Josh did it, and as you who watch E! News know, it was awesome. You gotta love actors who aren’t above getting down and dirty with their costar fans!

This kind of charisma and likability—which goes for the rest of the Chuck cast—is just one of the reasons this action-comedy deserves to survive. It’s funny, it’s always a good time, and it has a lot of heart. And hello…where else can we get Jeffster?!

So how about it, NBC? Can we keep Chuck? The “greatest fans in the history of television” have spoken, and we sure hope you’ll make them happy with a pickup for the 2010-11 season.

P.S. I see some of you in the comments mentioning that Chuck won last year. It was actually Terminator in 2009 and this is Chuck’s first win. One Tree Hill is the only series on the list to win before, in 2006.

13
Apr 2010
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NBC has released their official description for “Chuck vs. the Honeymooners,” the new episode of Chuck airing on April 26:

CHUCK AND SARAH GO ON A EUROPEAN ADVENTURE – While in Europe, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Chuck (Zachary Levi) realize they’re traveling on a train with Spanish spies. Even though they’re all alone, they decide to take on these rogue agents. Of course, this impromptu mission doesn’t go smoothly. Meanwhile, Beckman (Bonita Friedericy) orders her newest “unlikely” spy team – John Casey (Adam Baldwin) and Morgan Grimes (Joshua Gomez) – to track down the missing couple. Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.

9
Apr 2010
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Yvonne Strahovski has been sleeping a lot.

Sarah Walker, her character on “Chuck,” is certainly a woman of action — when not busting up spy rings, she’s often busting the heads of villains with her wicked fighting skills.

But since the third season of the NBC spy show wrapped production three weeks ago, Strahovski has been taking a break. Being Sarah is hard work.

“After eight months of ‘Chuck,’ it really takes it out of me,” the actress said in a Monday phone conversation.

She doesn’t have any firm post-season plans — there is one potential project in the works, but she couldn’t say what it was. But she will be heading to to her native Australia soon for the premiere of a film she appears in, “I Love You Too” (to answer your next question, she thinks the film will get released in North America but she wasn’t sure).

In the Q&A below, the actress answered some burning questions I had (and a few that fans had) after Monday’s pivotal episode of the show, which returns with six new episodes April 26. Questions are in bold type, answers are in regular type.

By the way, the interview with “Chuck” executive producer Chris Fedak that is referenced below is here and here.

What did you think of how Chuck and Sarah finally got together? Was it a relief? Was it a big deal in terms of your character?
Yeah, I think it’s a huge relief for everyone. It’s like the natural progression of what should happen. I think there’s only so many times we could drag it out where they didn’t [get together]. There are only so many obstacles Chuck and Sarah can face. I think it’s really great and I think the fans are going to love it.

I think there was a pent-up demand among the fans for this to happen. There was a big to-do when Sarah and Shaw got together. Is that something you followed at all, or is the online chatter something you try to stay away from?
No, I hear about it. I don’t really go online a lot, I didn’t read about it but I’d heard that [some people] were very unhappy about the love interests that both Chuck and Sarah had, both Shaw and Hannah. People were unhappy.

It’s just hard for us as viewers sometimes, I think, because Chuck and Sarah have such chemistry — it’s harder for us to invest in the new character.
There’s a lot that we’ve invested in those characters, and so when somebody else comes along, there’s got to be a pretty good reason to start to invest in somebody else. I can understand how it could be hard for the viewers to watch it.

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