Thursday, December 16, 2010

The NEW is Here!

Written by Tim Bannock

We recently announced that a new official website for Laurie was dropping, and now it has!  Even this blog will be moving over to the new site (under the "Latest News" section on the right-hand side, which you can see in the screenshot conveniently located below), so you'll want to make sure you update all your bookmarks and your RSS feeds and all that stuff.  Don't worry, though, we'll help make it even easier by putting 'em right here:

Here's the address for the new feeds:

And the official website itself is located at:

And here's that handy screenshot we mentioned:

Stop on by when you get the chance and check it out.  We'll be posting tons of new stuff very soon!

Don't forget!  Update your bookmarks and head on over there.  All of our old posts here have been ported over and are in the process of being "beautified" to fit the new site's design.  So you won't be missing anything, and in fact, you might see some cool new additions to some of your old favorites ;-)

See you soon!

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Website Coming Soon!

Written by Tim Bannock (publicist/social media strategist)

I don't know if you noticed, but Laurie's website went down yesterday.

As the Hitchhiker's Guide says: "DON'T PANIC!" will be back again shortly, with a spiffy new design, more photos, and more news.  We'll be replacing this blog as well, but there's no need to shed tears: we'll port over all the stuff on this blog to that new site, and we'll let you know where to go to get the most current news and appearances that Laurie is up to.  The plain fact of the matter is that everything will looker cleaner, cooler, and more sexy...kinda like Laurie, herself ;-)

If you have any questions or comments, post 'em here!

And if you're looking for Laurie's resume, it's RIGHT HERE @ Actors Access.

See you soon!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Me, on the set of: GLEE Season 2 Episode 8 "FURT"

Air date: November 23rd 2010

I'm guessing most of you "Glee" fans out there have a crush on one of the students in the show.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a little Puck eye candy as well, but who do I love watching the most?  Will Schuester (AKA Mr. Schue - The Glee club coach).  What's his real name?  Matthew Morrison.  Check out this photo:

While working on "Glee" a few weeks back, I was pretty excited to learn that I'd be spending the entire day (12 hours) chatting it up with Matt Morrison.  I was seated next to him at the wedding.  He said I was his date.  He's a very down to earth guy and while in between cuts, when he wasn't chatting with me :)  he was texting on his iPhone like the rest of the world.  He told me a lot about himself, like where he is from and where he has lived etc...  He had been living in NYC for the past 12 years working on Broadway and such.  One of his first big shows was the musical "Footloose".  I mentioned that I saw that musical when it traveled to Hartford, CT about 10 years back.  Come to find out, he was in the show.  Weird.  Matt moved to Los Angeles specifically for "Glee".  I'm not sure even he knew just how big it would be.
What else did we talk about?  Well, while filming an episode, he slid under a couch and broke his finger.  He had to keep taking off his splint while they were rolling.  His birthday is the day before Halloween and although he was having a huge Halloween party at his house near the Hollywood Bowl, he said it wasn't for his birthday.  He dressed up as Richard Simmons.
Matt was awesome to talk to.  In between takes, he went over to Krafty and brought me back some sour patch kids.  How did he know I loved those?  We shared and chatted some more.  He told me some other stuff but I"m not at liberty to say.  As a fellow actor, I can respect one's privacy.

Speaking of Privacy- There were paparazzi everywhere on this set.  They just camped around along the outskirts just waiting to get the perfect picture of the cast.  A fellow actor and I thought it'd be funny to snap a photo of the them.

So, all that was day one.  Day two, we were at the reception.  Matt was seated across the room from me so I did not get to talk to him although, when he walked by me to go to his seat, he rubbed my back to say hello.  He was very nice and I wish I got to say goodbye.

Although I did not see Jane Lynch, those two days on set were pretty fun.  I made some friends, danced, chatted with a hottie and was entertained by the cast singing and dancing.   Matt did a solo on stage that me turn to jell-o.  I hope you all enjoy his performance on the small screen as much as I enjoyed it live.  Still tingling just thinking about it.  One of the best performers in that show is Heather Morris (Brittany).  She just looks like she loves what she does and she's amazing at it.  From what I hear, she used to be a backup dancer for Beyonce.  Apparently Beyonce had a ton of backup dancers because one of my photographers used to dance for her too.  Strange, small world.

Want to learn more about Glee?  Check out some of these fansites:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Big Bang Theory Season 4 Episode 3 - October 7, 2010

Season 4 Episode 3 "The Zazzy Substitution"
Air Date scheduled for October 7, 2010

When you don't have cable or time, you become so out of the loop. I had never even heard of this show let alone the fact that it's in the fourth season already. I feel kind of bad when I work on a show that I've never seen, even worse, never heard of. I did however get excited when I saw "Blossom" (Mayim Bialik) because it took me back to my childhood a bit. Man, I loved Blossom's floppy hats with the huge, bright flowers. Oh, and who didn't love her brother (Joey Lawrence)?

I played a graduate student in the physics cafeteria of MIT.
Ah Boston, how I miss you...
We filmed with a live audience at Warner Brothers Studios. It's almost like Theater except I didn't have any lines.
Ah Theater, how I've missed you...

I've never filmed a sitcom before. I liked that it was a smaller call, faster paced and a live audience. If only I was out here in Hollywood while "Friends" was filming.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Premiere

"With You I'm Born Again"
Airs: September 23rd 2010

For some spoilers, updates, info and more check out these sites below.

I worked for about only a half hour in a plane scene and I sat in the back so I highly doubt you'll see me. I thought I'd post a blog anyway.

It was an easy day. I was there for only a few hours but got paid for the whole 8 hours. That NEVER happens!
I also got to wear my own clothes and I got to sit on a 'plane' the whole time. It was pretty awesome!

If you are trying to look for me, I'm wearing a burgundy shirt with white polka dots.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Weeds Season 6 Episode 7 Air Date: 10/4/10

Weeds: Season 6 Episode 7 "Pinwheels and Whirligigs"
Air Date: Monday, October 4th 2010

How many times can one be told they should be the stand in/photo double for the main actress? I wasn't sure if I should have been flattered or annoyed. If only I got the job, then it would have been worth it.

I wish people were thinking of this picture when they were saying that. :0)

We shot outside all day in the hot, hot sun. Constantly applying sunscreen but many still got burnt. It was to take place at the Montana State Fair but we filmed at the Hansen Dam. I guess that's why so much is filmed here in CA - You can film outside all year round and make CA look like any other state. It's pretty remarkable actually.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Unleashed: Celebrities to the Rescue

I attended this wonderful event along with many other celebrities to support two amazing charities. Not only did the money go to a good cause, but we met so many celebrities who believe in these charities, and so many entertainers who performed and made it an exciting evening. Pink-E-Swear were an amazingly talented group of young singers and dancers, and Bad Fathers played some really loud punk rock.

In this photo: Brett Stimley, Titan, Laurie Landry and Greg Travis

Ed Begely Jr. (Gary Unmarried, Six Feet Under), Dave Shelton (Award Winning Writer), Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean), Wendy Schaal (voice of Francine on American Dad), Richard Schaal (Trapper John, M.D.), Ken Davitian (Get Smart, Borat, Meet he Spartans), Ben Morrison (Punk'd, CSI), Pascal Mouawad (Celebrity Jewelry Designer), Lex Larson and Louie Rubio (Dr. Hollywood: We Run La), Tracy Costello (The Westwing, Charmed, ER), Jenny Mollen (aka Jenny Biggs, Crash), Rick 'Smalls" Strickland (Immortal Cycle, Blades of Glory), Tionne Williams (Grammy Nominated, Universal Music Recording Artist/Actor), Kristy & Lindsey Landers (Official Hot Mess), Mason Reese (The Howard Stern Show), Rodney Allen Rippy (Blazing Saddles, The Odd Couple), Arlene Golonka (A Family Affair, King Of Queens), Greg Travis (Halloween II, Watchmen), Alana Curry (Terminator 3), Anna Wilding (Carpe Diem Films), Nigel Gibbs (Breaking Bad on AMC), Brooke Scher (Singer, Actress), Chane't Johnson (Life, Monk), Kelli Maroney (Fast Times at Ridgement High), Kathy Garver (Family Affair, Ten Commandments), Ernest Thomas (Everybody Hates Chris, What's Happening?), Saige Ryan Campbell (Pink E. Swear, House M.D.), Bonnie Pointer (The Pointer Sisters), Wedil David (Valentines Day), Danielle Spencer (What's Happening), Irwin Keyes (CSI, Black Dynamite, The Flintstones), Laurie Landry (Criminal Minds, Bad Teacher), Judy Tenuta (American Comedy Award winner), Krista Allen (The Final Destination), Mams Taylor (Brittish Rapper, Music Producer, MMA Fighter), Laura Freas (KUSC DJ), David Sutcliffe (Private Practice, Gilmore Girls), Marc McClure (Back To The Future, Superman, That Thing You Do), Sarah Carter (Skinwalkers, Shark), Courtney Hope (CSI Miami, Grey's Anatomy), Kallie Flynn Childress (Cougar Town), Zach Cumer (Smokin Aces, iCarly), Cherrelle Noyd (The Shield, Everyone Hates Chris), Quinton Lopez (The Closer), Scotty Noyd (House MD, Hanna Montana), Sara Fletcher (My Secret Girlfriend), and many more.

In this photo: Laurie Landry and Debra Wilson (Mad TV)

Laurie would like to thank Alex Munoz and Insider5 for hosting this wonderful event at The Highlands Hollywood.