Catch an all new episode of The Cleaner!

Don’t forget to  catch an all new episode of The Cleaner on A&E on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 (10:00PM ET/PT).

In the episode entitled, “Last American Casualty,” William (Benjamin Bratt) tries to save two longtime alcoholics, an old military officer and the father of a deceased soldier. When Ben (Brett DelBuono) comes to spend the weekend at the shop, William struggles with exposing his son to his work.

Benjamin Bratt Featuring In Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales

Benjamin reads “The Wolf Queen” in a collection of 32 traditional tales from Africa, compiled by Nelson Mandela.

The audiobook “Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales” benefits children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa and is set for publication on July 1, 2009.

Apart from Benjamin, the book features performers like Gillian Anderson, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, Alan Rickman, Jurnee Smollett, Charlize Theron, Blair Underwood, Forest Whitaker and Alfre Woodard, a special message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Original Music by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela.

Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales

“The Cleaner” Season 2: Reviews

Hopefully, I will soon find the time (and willingness ;) ) to put my own thoughts together to share (actually, I am thinking of waiting till I have watched the second episode before doing so). Meanwhile, here are some reviews of “The Cleaner” featuring on media web sites.

Benjamin Bratt and ‘The Cleaner’ open 2nd season on a real high

Bratt does convincing job on ‘The Cleaner’

Re-View: A&E’s ‘The Cleaner’

Back to Business with ‘The Cleaner’

Season 2 Premiere Review of The Cleaner on A&E

TV Review: The Cleaner – Season 2 Premiere

The Cleaner: Hello America Review

Benjamin Bratt on a Promotional Tour for “The Cleaner”

Benjamin made the rounds yesterday (Tuesday, June 23) to promote the second season of “The Cleaner” and appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and The View along with Warren Boyd. Those who missed the shows can watch clips of his interviews at

GMA – ‘The Cleaner’ Kicks Habits

The View – Benjamin Bratt

A nice behind-the-scene clip from The View can be watched here:

An Inside View: Whoopi & Benjamin

Besides, Benjamin appeared on WRAL TV to talk about “The Cleaner” as well as “La Mission.”

Bratt talks about movie, hit show

Benjamin Bratt & Talisa Soto In O Magazine

“O”, the Oprah Magazine currently on US newsstands, offers fashion photos of Benjamin and his wife, Talisa. They’re such an attractive couple!

For those who can get their hands on the paper version of the magazine, the photos begin on page 132. For the others , they can be found here.

2 For the Road – O Magazine – Part 1

2 For the Road – O Magazine – Part 2

2 For the Road – O Magazine – Part 3

2 For the Road – O Magazine – Part 4

2 For the Road – O Magazine –  Part 5

2 For the Road – O Magazine – Part 6

2 For the Road – O Magazine – Part 7

The fashion spread is available on the online version of the magazine (though the layout is different), too, at

http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/200907-omag-all-american-fashion/1

http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/200907-omag-all-american-fashion/2

http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/200907-omag-all-american-fashion/3

http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/200907-omag-all-american-fashion/4

http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/200907-omag-all-american-fashion/5

http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/200907-omag-all-american-fashion/6

http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/200907-omag-all-american-fashion/7

http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/200907-omag-all-american-fashion/8

http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/200907-omag-all-american-fashion/9

http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/200907-omag-all-american-fashion/10

Thanks to Teresa for bringing this fashion spread to my attention.