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News for Jan. 16, 2005

TV Watch: Golden Globes on Tonight

1/16/05, 2:30 pm EST - Xoanon

The 62nd Annual Golden Globes awards are being presented tonight in Los Angeles. The Globes celebrate work in television as well as motion pictures. They tend to be a bit more laid back than the Oscars, mainly because they serve alcohol. Take a look at these nominations of interest. The Golden Globes air tonight on NBC at 8 p.m. Eastern. [More]

Cate Celebrates with BAFTA in LA

1/16/05, 1:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Adele sends along another WireImage link, this time featuring Cate Blanchett at the BAFTA/LA Tea Party celebration. (Cate...if you're nearby...stop by ORC!!!) [More]

ORC: WireImage Photos

1/16/05, 1:53 pm EST - Xoanon

More photos from our first convention, ORC, are flooding the internet. Take a look at these goodies from WireImage. [More]

News for Jan. 15, 2005

Hobbits, elves flock to Pasadena

1/15/05, 11:17 pm EST - Xoanon

PASADENA -- "Lord of the Rings' added to its place in pop-culture history Friday when the first fan convention for the Academy Award-winning films opened at the Pasadena Convention Center. Statues of the movie trilogy's scariest monsters greeted fans, or "ringers,' as they entered the One Ring Celebration. Around 5,000 people are expected to visit the three-day event, which also pays tribute to the novels that inspired the films. [More]

ORC: More Images via Shutterfly

1/15/05, 11:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at this images from Rosamunde Brownlocks, great images! [More]

ORC: Friday Photos & Report

1/15/05, 1:32 pm EST - Xoanon

Celebriel provides a late-night (early-morning) overview of some of the many highlights of the Friday main session and events at ORC: The first panel featured supporting stars Jarl and Jorn Benzon, Sandro Kopp, and Peter Tait. In response to fan questions, they discussed fellow cast members they most enjoyed working with, including Christopher Lee ("just to be on the same stage with him is amazing"), Viggo Mortensen ("he's a fantastic artist, diverse in creativity, inspiring...and he is beautiful as well!"), Elijah Wood (Peter Tait said Elijah was so nice he restored his faith in Americans), and Ian McKellan. [More]

ORC: 50th Anniversary Celebration & WWS Concert

1/15/05, 12:50 pm EST - Xoanon

After writing my report last night Kathy and I recharged our batteries a bit then headed back for the 50th Anniversary toast and the WORLD WITHOUT SUNDAYS concert. I had the fortune to meet a few of the WWS guys before the Dominic Monaghan signing event and I got the chance to tell them that thier remake of 'Where There's a Whip, There's a Way' was AWESOME! So it was really neat to hear it live last night. [More]

News for Jan. 14, 2005

ORC: Xoanon Checks In

1/14/05, 11:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Kathy and I have made it safe and sound here in Pasadena. After a slightly rough morning...and a longer drive that we could have thought we checked into the wonderful hotel and made our way to ORC, already in full swing. I reunited with Tehanu working at the Red Carpet Tours booth, not 5 yards from Calisuri working at the Sideshow/WETA booth. Corvar was in tow as well and it was a great reunion. [More]

ORC: Day 1

1/14/05, 11:23 pm EST - Xoanon

Mrcere: The pieces are moving, the board is set and ORC is on the verge of going wonderfully wild! TheOneRing.net and Creation Entertainment have all the necessities in place to kick open the doors to the Pasadena Conference Center and begin the One Ring Celebration. [More]

Boyd in Sundance for 'Clear Day'

1/14/05, 11:18 pm EST - Xoanon

hobbitredd writes: I just received a news report that Billy will be attending Sundance for the premier of 'On a Clear Day' on 21st of January. [More]

Hall of Fire Chat

1/14/05, 11:16 pm EST - Xoanon

“There was Eru, the One, who in Arda is called Ilúvatar; and he made first the Ainur, the Holy Ones, that were the offspring of his thought, and they were with him before aught else was made..” (The Silmarillion) Thus begins the history of Middle Earth, J.R.R. Tolkien’s complex, profound, captivating and increasingly popular created world. The Silmarillion, published four years after the death of its author, is an account of the Elder Days, or the First Age of the World. [More]

Miranda Otto Pregnant!

1/14/05, 2:52 pm EST - leo

Various people emailed today about the following report from IMDb.com: "Australian actress Miranda Otto is expecting her first child with actor husband Peter O'Brien. The couple, who married on New Year's Day 2003, are "thrilled", according to a spokesperson. Otto, 37, who starred in as Eowyn in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, recently finished filming Steven Spielberg's War Of The Worlds, in which she plays Tom Cruise's pregnant wife."

On behalf of all of us here at TORn: congratulations! And I always thought Leo was a nice name, not to give you any ideas...

PJ Talks 'Ultimate LOTR DVD Collection'!

1/14/05, 2:44 pm EST - leo

Anyone still have some money left? No? Well, you still have some time to save up because today USA Today brought a tidbit of interesting news about a possible new LOTR DVD-set! The set, which wouldn't be released for another few years, would feature some more deleted scenes (though not restored in the movie itself), Costa Botes's behind the scenes-documentaries and, possibly, the much anticipated blooper-reel! [More]

News for Jan. 13, 2005


1/13/05, 8:42 pm EST - Xoanon

Less than 24 hours from now TORN's first convention The One Ring Celebration will be well underway! Fans will get a chance to rub noses with people like Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Bruce Hopkins & John Rhys-Davies! Watch this space for updates, images, video, text, smell-a-vision! (ok maybe not that last one). It's ORC or bust!

Sean Astin at ProLiteracy Luncheon

1/13/05, 8:32 pm EST - Xoanon

Frodosam writes: Sean Astin will be the featured speaker at the Love of Literacy Luncheon to be held at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, March 18, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. I spoke with someone at the Literacy Coalition who said that tickets are open to the general public. [More]

Cate in, Nic out

1/13/05, 8:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Cate Blanchett is among six Australians nominated for the prestigious Screen Actors Guild industry awards. The nomination confirms Blanchett's spot as favourite to win best supporting actor for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator. Nicole Kidman's Oscar hopes appear to be slipping away after suffering another snub today from a key pre-Academy Awards indicator. [More]

Happy Birthday Orlando Bloom!

1/13/05, 5:17 pm EST - Xoanon

With all our preparations for ORC we almost missed this! Today is Orlando Bloom's birthday! Orlando was born on January 13th, 1977 in Canterbury, England. That makes him 28 today! Happy Birthday Orlando!

News for Jan. 12, 2005

Emiliana Torrini Concert in Stockholm

1/12/05, 9:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Othalion writes: Tickets for the Emiliana Torrini Concert at Nalen, Stockholm are available now. The concert is on Friday March 18. Go to ticnet.se for more info.

News for Jan. 11, 2005

'Peter Jackson': A Verb?

1/11/05, 6:57 pm EST - Xoanon

The Star Online has called IBM Malaysia's recent winning of seven awards at the recent Computerworld Readers’ Choice Awards a 'Peter Jackson', meaning they swept the award show. Could this be a new verb on the horizon? When someone wins all the awards possible in one night? Or perhaps if you are on a winning streak you could say you are 'Pulling a Peter Jackson'...who knows...try it out with your friends..see who gets it. [Article in Question]

Question a Sir about becoming a Dame!

1/11/05, 6:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Find out more about what motivates a knighted thespian to take on a cross-dressing role, when Sir Ian McKellen fields audience questions at a special Question and Answer event from 5pm at The Old Vic theatre. [More]

New Houghton Mifflin LOTR Lesson Plans

1/11/05, 6:18 pm EST - Xoanon

Kathy writes: It's my pleasure to inform TORN that Houghton Mifflin recently posted online secondary school lesson plans (grades 9-12) for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. These curriculum units were written by my husband James Morrow and myself. [More]

News for Jan. 10, 2005

Last Chance for 'Wizards Circle' Tickets to ORC

1/10/05, 4:03 pm EST - Corvar

ProLiteracy Worldwide is giving you one last chance to get a pair of sold out Wizards Circle tickets to the One Ring Celebration. All proceeds from this auction go to ProLiteracy Worldwide to promote worldwide literacy. [More]

The Quest for 'Ringers'

1/10/05, 9:00 am EST - maegwen

On the eve of the world premiere of this vibrant documentary on J.R.R. Tolkien's legacy, Cliff Broadway tells the true story of how Ringers: Lord of the Fans was conceived and created. Before the film screens at the Slamdance Film Festival Jan. 21-27, read this exclusive, highly revealing account -- "The Quest for RINGERS." [More]

'Ringers: Lord of the Fans' tickets now on sale!

1/10/05, 8:51 am EST - maegwen

Tickets for "Ringers: Lord of the Fans", set to hold its world premiere in Park City, Utah as part of the independent Slamdance Film Festival, are now on sale! The feature-length documentary that demonstrates how, after 50 years, J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary work "Lord of the Rings" continues to spark the hearts and minds of millions. [More]

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