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News for Jan. 27, 2002

Media Watch: Teen People

1/27/02, 11:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Can we really call 'Teen People' a real magazine? Ah well..here is our local heart throb Orlando Bloom (Legolas) in the latest issue of 'Teen People', thanks to Goober [More]

Media Watch: Film Score Monthly

1/27/02, 11:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Sony Mouse sends along this article from 'Film Score Monthly', take a look! [More]

One Million In Denmark

1/27/02, 9:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Thorbjørn writes: Thought you might want to hear this: According to newspaper adds this weekend, FOTR has now been seen by more than ONE MILLION people in Denmark. That's pretty precisely 20 percent of the entire population.

LOTR Premiere: Poland

1/27/02, 9:50 pm EST - Xoanon

Ejka writes: The Polish release of "The Fellowship of the Ring" is February 15th but the first official pre-showing is midnight 14/15th February in Cracov, cultural capitol of Poland. [More]

Mad Magazine Gets Un-Original

1/27/02, 9:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Peregrin T writes: Mad Magazine has just reprinted their LOTR musical from 1978 "The Ring and I" in their Mad Xl 2002 Jan. issue. Some of the songs may be dated for younger Ringers, it is very funny and genuinely entertaining to read...and sing, for those brave souls who know how the songs go.

Stamp Out The Dirty Hobbits

1/27/02, 9:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Ron sends us this scan from 'Fortean Times', it is yet another story on the abuse of the hobbit-like folks living in Kazakhstan, or lack thereof. [More]

Media Watch: People Magazine (AKA The Big Smooch)

1/27/02, 5:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Shawna sends along this great scan from the latest issue of People Magazine. Elijah Wood and Sean Astin in a candid moment at the Golden Globes, plus a nice little quote from Sean Astin "Russell Crowe said maybe we'd work together and I almost peed right

New Zealander builds Hobbit hole

1/27/02, 4:59 pm EST - Xoanon

A New Zealand man has built a Hobbit house. Carl Gifford, a stonemason from Wellington, says he used a 10-tonne digger to make the hole. He's put rocks either side of the front door and plans to install a chimney and lantern on top. [More]

Bean's 'Tom & Thomas' Reviews

1/27/02, 4:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Be sure to check out The Compleat Sean Bean to read some reviews from his latest film 'Tom & Thomas'. [More]

TV Watch: Alan Keyes Transcript

1/27/02, 4:46 pm EST - Xoanon

YOJIMBO writes: Here's a transcript from 'The Alan Keyes Show' about LOTR. Keyes says he loves the books and movie; has, in fact, seen the movie 4 times. [More]

Special TORN Only Offer

1/27/02, 4:41 pm EST - Xoanon

From the folks at: www.badalijewelry.com We are going to be having a sale on The One RingTM during the month of February. This sale will be offered exclusively through TheOneRing.net [More]

LOTR Friday Box Office

1/27/02, 11:18 am EST - Strider

Brandon Gray

With the five new wide releases for the weekend and three strong holdovers ("Black Hawk Down," "A Beautiful Mind" and "Snow Dogs"), "The Lord of the Rings" was pushed down to 9th place, according to estimates. The epic adventure shed 563 theaters for a total of 2,703 and pulled in an estimated $1.98 million. [More]

Viggo The MadMan?

1/27/02, 10:58 am EST - Strider

Harry from AICN is reporting that Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) appears to have been cast as the lead role in the upcoming movie based on the comic MadMan, according to French magazine 'Voici'. [More]

Tolkien Tribute At Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

1/27/02, 10:45 am EST - Strider

Iante writes: I'm sure you've heard of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest - well, the 2001 contest winners were announced on July 9, but I don't recall seeing this priceless bit reported here. [More]

Lord Of The Wings At Wing Bowl X

1/27/02, 10:34 am EST - Strider

Katie O writes: OK, this is really short, but at Philly's famous Wing Bowl X, one of the contestants was the "Lord of the Wings". Unfortunatley, he didn't win, but his name was still cool!

ACS Oustanding Achievement Nomination For Lesnie

1/27/02, 10:30 am EST - Strider

'Andrew Lesnie, ACS (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), has earned a coveted feature film nomination in the 2002 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards competition. The winner will be named at the 16th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards dinner here at the Century Plaza Hotel on February 17.' [More]

Thanks to Patricia for the link.

Ups And Downs On Lycos Top 50

1/27/02, 10:12 am EST - Strider

Blademaiden notes that the Lord of the Rings has dropped four places from 4 to 8 in the Lycos '50 most searched words on the Web'. Also, the release of Black Hawk Down hasn't done anything for Orlando Bloom, as the Legolas star also drops two places to 24. [More]

Editorsnet Ask Fans For Best Editing Of 2001

1/27/02, 10:04 am EST - Strider

Glen noticed a poll on Editorsnet.com that asks the movie fan to vote for what he/her thought was the best-edited films of 2001, of which Fellowship is invariably mentioned. [More]

News for Jan. 26, 2002

Lord Of The Ribs

1/26/02, 10:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Ross writes: I was just at the local Jack Astor's (Toronto, Canada) and swiped these card stock flyers...it seems they're the Lord of the Ribs. [More]

Hall of Fire Chats for January 26th & 27th

1/26/02, 5:33 pm EST - Strider

This weekend, the Hall of Fire crew are discussing the friendliness of FotR to non-fans. For Peter Jackson, one of the biggest challanges was to on the one hand satisfy the hardcore fans on one hand while not alienating casual movie fans on the other. How could he achieve this? [More]

Media Watch: 3D World Magazine

1/26/02, 2:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Alirub writes: In the latest issue of 3D World there is an in-depth behind the scenes report from Weta, on the making of the specialfx and animation in the movie.

Anyone with scans of this article, send them along!

TV Watch UK: Billy Boyd On 'The Saturday Show'

1/26/02, 1:55 pm EST - Xoanon

UK Ringers can catch Billy Boyd (Pippin) on 'The Saturday Show' today, Saturday...of all days.

McKellen Talks LOTR

1/26/02, 1:48 pm EST - Xoanon

Richard writes: Ian McKellen (Gandalf) was just on KCRW 89.9FM today on a show called "The Treatment"
at 2:30pm-3:00pm PST here in Los Angeles. [More]

Too Funny To Resist

1/26/02, 1:37 pm EST - Xoanon

We get a lot of emails from folks asking why we hate Harry Potter, for the record we do NOT hate HP, we just like to goof around. That being said take a look at the following picture! [More]

Missing Tolkien

1/26/02, 1:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Tolkien disliked allegory. He thought it a sterile and predictable genre. Yet, many readers of his The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) have been unable to resist allegorical interpretations, the most popular of which see the work as a Christian allegory or as an allegory for the great wars of the early 20th century. [More]

Over The Hedge Goes LOTR

1/26/02, 1:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Brigath sends us this strip 'Over The Hedge', take a look! [More]

LOTR:FOTR Nabs 9 Cinemerati Noms

1/26/02, 1:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Jill writes: The Web Alliance for Film Commentary, an invitiation-only consortium of film critics and journalists has announced the Cinemerati nominations for 2001. FotR is nominated in 9 categories. [More]

DND Reviews LOTR: Prt 3

1/26/02, 1:07 pm EST - Xoanon

SK writes: The 3rd and final part of Dungeons and Dragons comprehensive review of the LOTR movie this time focuses on the fan base, the influence of the source novels, and the film's deviations from the books. [More]

LOTR Premiere: Russia

1/26/02, 1:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Valentina writes: I just learned that the first day of the LOTR release in Moscow, Russia will be February 7th. [More]

Racing Wraiths

1/26/02, 1:03 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Calindy sends along these scans from a Wellington newspaper, take a look at some wraiths racing around a track! [Scan1] [Scan2]

Alan Keyes LOTR vs HP transcript

1/26/02, 12:58 pm EST - Calisuri

Ringer fan Yojimbo sends us the link to the recent MSNBC Alan Keyes transcript. Alan discusses Fellowship of the Ring vs. Harry Potter and confesses he has seen FOTR 4 times! (Not to shabby for an ex-presidental candidate to admit!) [More]

Media Watch: Starlog Magazine

1/26/02, 12:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Lee sends along these scans from the latest issue of 'Starlog Magazine'. [More]

News for Jan. 25, 2002

Attention Norway Ringers

1/25/02, 10:50 pm EST - Xoanon

Ecthelion of the Fountain writes: At 22.00 Norwegian time tomorrow, Saturday the 26th, there'll be LOTR: Behind the Scenes at Norways nr. two TV-channel, TV2.

UK LOTR Premiere

1/25/02, 10:43 pm EST - Xoanon

TheWhiteLady writes: ...Sean Astin arrives with his wife followed rather quickly by Elijah Wood much to my delight followed by Billy and Dominic, spot Billy along way down signing autographs he moves his way up towards us signing as he goes along... [More]

Viggo Mortensen's Photo Collection

1/25/02, 10:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Jamii sends a few pictures from Viggo Mortensen's (Aragorn) truly amazing photo collection. Viggo has a wonderful vision and a great eye! This are really wonderful. [More]

Ten-month Wait to Hear Rings Line.. and MORE!

1/25/02, 8:47 pm EST - Jincey

According to New Zealand's Evening Post, "One of Wellington's best-known stage actors will finally get to see himself speak a few lines in The Fellowship Of The Ring - but not till November." Also Peter Jackson is quoted with information about just what the "special edition" DVD will contain. [More]

Great Poster Poll 2002

1/25/02, 10:55 am EST - Calisuri

Remember Gandalf and Frodo's conversation in Moria? Remember the ad New Line printed in most major newspapers on New Years? Well, because fans loved it so much, they have decided to make it into a poster. But they need your help in deciding the final format of what looks like its going to be a very cool collectible. Check out their poll on the official LOTR shop website. [More]

TV Watch: Elijah On 'Letterman' Repeat

1/25/02, 8:33 am EST - Xoanon

Elijah Wood (Frodo) fans can check out a repeat of 'The Late Show with David Letterman' tonight at 11:35PM EST on CBS. Read our report of the show with pics right here.


1/25/02, 8:30 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Fans can thank Speaking Clock for this abundance of UK LOTR News. [More]

Swedish LOTR Themed Olympic Ad Online

1/25/02, 8:21 am EST - Xoanon

Katarina writes: You had a post on the main board a few days ago about a funny LOTR-inspired Olympic trailer in Swedish television - the national channels, the biggest TV-company in Sweden. I've seen it myself several times now, and it's really funny! Best of all, the broadcasting company put the trailer up on their website yesterday, so you can all see it! [More]

LOTR Leads Empire Awards

1/25/02, 8:17 am EST - Xoanon

Jane writes: I don't know if you've already seen this, but lotr is up for loads of awards at the empire awards in britain. these are nominated by and voted for by the movie-going public. [More]

Tech wizardry

1/25/02, 8:14 am EST - Xoanon

The door explodes and a massive figure bursts into the room. It's huge, maybe 3m high, with thick, leathery skin and long claws. The mouth curls back around sharp teeth in a snarl. A huge metal hammer hangs limply in its hand. [More]

News for Jan. 24, 2002

TV Watch NZ: Prime Talking LOTR

1/24/02, 11:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Chris the scouse kiwi writes: Prime is showing a documentary on LOTR - the book and the film on Monday evening (Jan 28th). Looks like it'll be really interesting and not just an advert for the film.

College to stage mock trial of Tolkien movie director

1/24/02, 11:48 pm EST - Xoanon

DarSpi writes: Does Jacksons recreation of mythic Middle Earth, down to the elves, orcs, wizards, warriors and hobbits, pass muster for tried-and-true Tolkien fans? Thats the question that will be examined by a cadre of these fans 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 at Ave Maria College. [More]

Your own copy of the Ring?

1/24/02, 8:37 pm EST - Tehanu

The race is on between jewellers worldwide to make the best replica of the One Ring. South African firm Harmony Gold are offering one here which they make under license to New Line. Meanwhile jeweller Oliver Noll promises a ring with glowing runes here on Herr der Ringe It's in German but you get the drift.

Lurtz in your cornflakes?

1/24/02, 8:15 pm EST - Tehanu

News thanks to Kaia Rose: "There is currently a Kellogs promotion in Europe that includes special LOTR movie collector cards in specially marked boxes of Frosties Cereal (Frosted Flakes). Each card features a character photo and info.....So ask any European friends you have to eat the ceral and send you the cards!!!"

Italian Fans petition for TTT simultaneous release

1/24/02, 8:08 pm EST - Tehanu

Italian fans had to wait a month longer than everyone else to see FOTR. Now Italy's caught LOTR fever, they don't see why they should suffer the same delay with the next movie. Caltanet Cinema's started a petition to change this. [More]

Starlog's new 'Fantasy Worlds' magazine does a LOTR special

1/24/02, 7:42 pm EST - Tehanu

A new magazine's hit the stands, according to Rosie, and it sounds pretty interesting [More]

LOTR tourism in NZ

1/24/02, 7:17 pm EST - Tehanu

Tehanu's colleague in Red Carpet Movietours got interviewed on KQED's 'The World' programme today. You can hear an audio clip of the interview here under 'Welcome to Middle-earth."

Well...We Did It In Canada

1/24/02, 3:48 pm EST - Xoanon

The Hobbits overtake Harry Potter at the Canadian box office. ALLIANCE ATLANTIS' theatrical release of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING hits $40 MILLION in the first 33 days of release within Canada becoming the third-highest grossing film in Canadian history. [More]

TV Watch: Enya On 'Larry King'

1/24/02, 3:18 pm EST - Xoanon

Enya was on 'Larry King Live' last night (Jan 24). Take a look at a report of her short interview with pictures! [More]

Bean's 'Tom & Thomas' Released In The Netherlands

1/24/02, 11:57 am EST - Xoanon

The new Sean Bean (Boromir) film 'Tom & Thomas' has been released in the Netherlands today. [More]

Maintaining Tolkien: A fantastical collection

1/24/02, 11:40 am EST - Xoanon

There wasn't much J.R.R. Tolkien threw away in the 14 years he spent writing "The Lord of the Rings" series. Little did he know that all those revisions and illustrations about the mystical world of Middle-earth would be worth millions and put Marquette University on the literary map. [More]

Tolkien Funnies

1/24/02, 11:34 am EST - Xoanon

Click for Larger Version

Silmarien writes: I don't think anyone but a Kiwi would "get" this cartoon but I thought you might appreciate it.

Media Watch: The New American

1/24/02, 11:29 am EST - Xoanon

Matt sends along these articles from 'The New American' take a look! [More]

Middle School

1/24/02, 11:07 am EST - Xoanon

Mrs. Legolas Greenleaf sends us this article on websites that teach Tolkien for newbies...and trust me...there are a TON of newbies as of late! [More]

Advertising on TheOneRing.net

1/24/02, 10:58 am EST - Calisuri

TheOneRing.net is happy to announce we are finally 'selling' our own ad space on all pages of TheOneRing.net. If you are interested in reaching the largest audience of Tolkien fans online, visit our advertising page. No campaign is too short and no business is too small to advertise. [More]

Media Watch: DVD News

1/24/02, 10:48 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Mrs. Legolas Greenleaf sends along this small snippet from Entertainment Weekly. [More]

GAMING: LOTR up for Fan Awards

1/24/02, 2:20 am EST - DarthCaeser

The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game and TableTop Battle Game have both been nominated for InQuest Gamer Fan Awards. I don't want to influence your vote... but if you really love LOTR, you'll vote for them. ;) [More]

News for Jan. 23, 2002


1/23/02, 10:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Jared writes: I thought you might like to know that MSNBC's new weekly show "Alan Keyes is Making Sense" will be discussing LOTR on Thurday night. The show's theme is "Lord of the Rings VS. Harry Potter". Here in California it will be on at 7pm and at 11pm, check your listings for local times.

Cave Troll Toy Pics

1/23/02, 10:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Scorpio writes: I recently ordered a Cave Troll ToyBiz toy from kbkids.com. The overall quality of the toy is amazing! Very good for a mere $20. He comes with two weapons...of course the two from the movie. [More]

PJ Talks Bombadil

1/23/02, 10:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Cleolinda sends us this great quote by Peter Jackson on Tom Bombadil. Read on! [More]

Jackson says directors' guild nomination is 'great'

1/23/02, 10:06 pm EST - Xoanon

New Zealand movie-maker Peter Jackson has been nominated for the award he wants perhaps second only to an Oscar - best director as judged by the Directors' Guild Association. [More]

'Harry Potter' Levitates Past 'Jurassic Park' at Overseas Box Office

1/23/02, 10:03 pm EST - Xoanon

HOLLYWOOD (Zap2it.com) "Harry Potter" had one more trick up his sleeve as his box office dominance fades. The diminutive boy wizard eked past the rampaging dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park" to become the second-highest grossing movie ever overseas. [More]

Enya Is #1 In Germany

1/23/02, 9:59 pm EST - Xoanon

Tom writes: I just wanted to drop you a notice that 'Enya - May it be' hit the top spot, #1 on the German Top 100 Single charts.

Blanchett's 'Heaven' Teaser Online

1/23/02, 9:49 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks from comingsoon.net send this: The International teaser for the upcoming Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) film "Heaven" [More]

TTT: New Teaser After Oscar Noms?

1/23/02, 9:46 pm EST - Xoanon

Elizbeth writes: I found this clip from PageSix.com in which New Line distribution president David Tuckerman says that "teaser" footage from "The Two Towers" will be almost certainly be added to the last reel of "The Fellowship of the Ring" for in-theater distribution, probably sometime after the Oscars are voted for. (February 12th -Xo) [More]

Zippy The Pinhead Does LOTR

1/23/02, 9:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out this comic from 'Zippy The Pinhead'. [More]

Media Watch: Entertainment Weekly

1/23/02, 9:36 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Mrs. Legolas Greenleaf sends along these articles from 'Entertainment Weekly' Take a look. [More]

Kung Pow FOTR-style Promo?

1/23/02, 7:59 pm EST - Tookish

This one's from Shana: I may be crazy, but I could swear that the other day I saw an ad for the kung-fu parody film Kung Pow: Enter the Fist that riffed on the ads for Fellowship on the Ring. Unfortunately, I haven't seen it since, but I'll keep my eyes peeled.

We wanna see this one!!

LOTR: FOTR Still Dominates UK Box Office

1/23/02, 7:56 pm EST - Tookish

Going strong overseas! Check the news out sent in by Hannah and Radagast: [More]

United Cutlery Looking Sharp

1/23/02, 7:50 pm EST - Tookish

Lindulan dropped an email on us with a reminder about the upcoming line from United Cutlery. Awesome stuff! [More]

FOTR Ticket Stub Contest Winners

1/23/02, 3:37 pm EST - Calisuri

We had so many entries to our "Keep the FOTR on Top" contest that it took me 2 full days to look at all the ticket stubs! But I have finally done it, and voila, here are the winners. [Winners]

Billy Boyd Talks LOTR

1/23/02, 2:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Billy Boyd has posted up a new interview on his website billyboyd.net. Take a listen as he talks about his thoughts on LOTR. (RealPlayer needed) [More]

A Blooming Hit

1/23/02, 2:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Beryl sends along this article from a newspaper in Singapore. [More]

PJ, McKellen And Wood Talk Golden Globes

1/23/02, 1:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Marc writes: I was surfing the NZ websites and came across a video interview of PJ, Ian McKellen (Gandalf), and Elijah Wood (Frodo). There's a box near the bottom with the audio/video feature to it. (Windows Media needed) [More]

Talking Tolkien

1/23/02, 1:50 pm EST - Xoanon

David Lenander sends us this information on a cool tolkien event happening this weekend. [More]

Media Watch: Variety Magazine

1/23/02, 1:41 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Davey sends along this great scan of the latest cover of Variety Magazine. Take a look! [More]

Sorry Georgie...I Can't Say

1/23/02, 1:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Sean Astin (Sam) recently spoke to 'The Calgary Sun' (where my sister has recently moved to -Xo) about visiting the Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones set. Take a look. [More]

TV Watch: Enya On 'Larry King'

1/23/02, 1:10 pm EST - Xoanon

Be sure to catch Enya sing 'May it Be' on 'Larry King Live' tonight at 9PM EST on CNN. I know I'll be watching!

The Tonight Show Talks To McKellen, PJ

1/23/02, 8:32 am EST - Xoanon

Shana writes: Yesterdays episode of 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' included a series of brief interviews conducted by an LA-area comic on the red carpet before the Golden Globes. The first two interviewees shown were Ian McKellen and Peter Jackson, who commented that he's more used to be behind the camera than in front of it.

Ring Leader

1/23/02, 8:29 am EST - Xoanon

One summer day in the early '30s -- he was always fuzzy about the date -- John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, a professor of Old English at Oxford University was grading exams in his study when he came upon a blank page. "I scrawled, 'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit,'" [More]

LOTR Concert

1/23/02, 8:27 am EST - Xoanon

Kimberly writes: Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 the Hollywood Bowl is presenting: Musical Mythologies: The Lord of the Rings. "The programming includes the world-concert premiere of a new work by composer Howard Shore, with chorus and narrator based on his immensely beautiful soundtrack to the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Conductor John Mauceri."

TV Watch UK: Elijah Interview On 'Letterman'

1/23/02, 8:24 am EST - Xoanon

Speaking Clock writes: GREAT news for Brits! I've just found out that the David Letterman Late Show featuring Elijah Wood will be shown on British TV at 23:00 on Monday 28th January, on ITV2 and UTV2.

American Society of Cinematographers Awards

1/23/02, 8:20 am EST - Xoanon

LOTR was nominated for the American Society of
Cinematographers (ASC) award. The nominees are as follows:

Roger Deakins - The Man Who Wasn't There
Bruno Delbonnel - Amelie
Andrew Lesnie - The Lord of the Rings
Donald McAlpine - Moulin Rouge
John Schwartzman - Pearl Harbor

Academy Announces Films in Competition for Best Achievement in Makeup

1/23/02, 8:15 am EST - Xoanon

Beverly Hills, CA - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the films being considered for the Makeup Oscar(R) at the 74th Academy Awards(R) Presentation. [More]

Sideshow/Weta Holiday Contest

1/23/02, 1:12 am EST - Calisuri

Congratulations to our Sideshow/Weta Collectible Holiday Contest winners! Tim Hopper was lucky enough to win first prize: The Lord of the Rings Collectible Medallion Program! [More]

Line Party Report: New York City

1/23/02, 1:11 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Lightwards sends us this amazingly detailed (if a little late) report from one of the biggest line parties created, the New York City Lowes Party. Take a look! [More]

Book Soup Book Signing Report

1/23/02, 12:43 am EST - Xoanon

Alyse writes: I just wanted to quickly let you know about some photos I took of Ian McKellen at his recent Book Soup signing. Ian McKellen was very sweet to all the children there who were excited to meet 'Gandalf'. [More]

News for Jan. 22, 2002

PJ Is Nominated By The DGA!

1/22/02, 2:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Ryan sends along great news that the Directors Guild of America has nominated Peter Jackson as one of the best film makers of 2001! Go to the DGA website and click on the first 'Monthly News' article [More]

Other Cast Projects

1/22/02, 1:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Karl Urban (Eomer) sets sail on a 'Ghost Ship', Miranda Otto (Eowyn) takes a hike with 'Julie Walking Home', John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) gets all hot and bothered with 'Scorcher', and used his pipes for 'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance', Orlando Bloom (Legolas) is ready to scream 'Ali G in da House'! And something tells me Brad Dourif (Wormtongue) is not making a Disney film when he steps into the studio to voice 'Child's Play 5'. [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

1/22/02, 12:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at a whole slew of LOTR stars you can catch on the small screen this week! [More]

"Rings" jeweller online.

1/22/02, 11:28 am EST - Tehanu

Here's a website introducing Jasmine Watson, who made or designed much of the jewellery we've seen in FOTR. [More] Thanks to Cleo for the tip!

The FOTR soundtrack: Behind the scenes in the studio

1/22/02, 11:19 am EST - Tehanu

Today we've got a great article from one of the players in the London Philharmonc who kept a diary of their work on the 'Rings' soundtrack. [More]

TV Watch: Enya On 'Larry King'

1/22/02, 10:48 am EST - Xoanon

Be sure to catch Enya on 'Larry King Live' tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan 23) at 9PM on CNN. Enya will perform 'May It Be' live.

Super Bowl Advertising 2002: The Film Studios Play it (Relatively) Safe

1/22/02, 10:44 am EST - Xoanon

What are the chances of seeing at TTT teaser during the Superbowl? The-Trades.com takes a look at our sequel as well as a bunch of other films. [More]

Orlando Bloom Goes Public

1/22/02, 10:40 am EST - Xoanon

JenniferR writes: The Hollywood Stock Exchange debuted Orlando Bloom stock this morning. His IPO is/was $100, although I imagine it will steadily rise over time. I think, however, I'll refrain from making the obvious comment about owning a piece of Mr. Bloom.

Music Poll At tracksounds.com

1/22/02, 10:28 am EST - Xoanon

Check out tracksounds.com for a poll on the most anticipated soundtrack of 2002. Lets beat Star Wars and let TTT win!

Media Watch: The Dominion

1/22/02, 10:24 am EST - Xoanon

Keri sends along this image and article from 'The Dominion'. [More]

TV Watch: Re-Run Of Liv Tyler On 'Letterman'

1/22/02, 10:14 am EST - Xoanon

The David Letterman show is all re-runs this week, tonight you can catch Liv Tyler (Arwen) as they re-broadcast her appearance from last month.

News for Jan. 21, 2002

Weekly Ebay Items

1/21/02, 11:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at all the goodies you can get on eBay! [More]

TV Watch: McKellen on 'ABC' and 'WB'

1/21/02, 10:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Be sure to catch Ian McKellen (Gandalf) on 'ABC's Morning News, sometime between 7 and 9 am.

If you live in Denver, you can catch him again on WB Channel 2 News. Be sure to look out for that!

TV Watch 2: Enya On Larry King

1/21/02, 10:51 pm EST - Xoanon

Be sure to catch 'Larry King Live' tomorrow night for a performance and interview with Enya. 'Larry King Live' is on CNN.

Local Company Makes Good

1/21/02, 10:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Minh-Dan sendd in this article from 'The Morning Call', the local paper in Allentown, Pennsylvania. It's about a local company making good off LOTR. [More]

LOTR: #20 At All Time Box Office

1/21/02, 10:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at this link to the 'All Time Box Office', LOTR is now #20. Just above Toy Story 2'. [More]

LOTR Themed Swedish Commercial

1/21/02, 10:30 pm EST - Xoanon

David writes: The largest TV company here in Sweden were airing a commersial about some kind of a olympic games documentary. It was named something like "The Olympic Rings" refering to the olympic symbol. [More]

LOTR: 'Too Much Money'

1/21/02, 10:26 pm EST - Xoanon

siverjam sends this in from Roger Friedman with Fox News: The big surprises of the night: that Lord of the Rings was completely shut out of the winning. This movie was the odds-on favorite, and certainly a perfect Golden Globe winner if ever there was one. But a lot of people I spoke to said that the movie's made "too much money" - how do you like that! - and that the Hollywood Foreign Press (which has suddenly become the bastion of respectability after years of being loony) wanted something more artistic. Thus, their choice of A Beautiful Mind.

TV Watch: Re-Broadcast Of Wood On 'Letterman'

1/21/02, 10:23 pm EST - Xoanon

CBS is re-broadcasting the December 11th 'David Letterman' show with Elijah Wood (Frodo) as a special guest. The re-broadcast will air on Friday, January 25th.

Books on Elvish 'outdated.'

1/21/02, 8:25 pm EST - Tehanu

A number of people - including LOTR film languages expert David Salo - wrote in to warn us that the books about Tolkien's languages that we recommneded are out of date and contain some errors. [More]

Media Watch: CT Now interviews Greg Butler

1/21/02, 7:53 pm EST - Tehanu

A good interview with one of the guys responsible for visual effects in LOTR. [More] Thanks to Matt O. for the tip!

Last few hours to send in your Entry

1/21/02, 7:25 pm EST - Calisuri

At midnight PST, all entries for the 'Keep FOTR on Top' contest must be in my email (calisuri@theonering.net). So if you saw FOTR this weekend, and you have yet to send me your ticket stub, make sure you do that now! The winners will be announced tomorrow!

A REAL Antique

1/21/02, 2:24 pm EST - Xoanon

Brandon writes: There was a pretty humorous sketch on NPR's "Rewind" this weekend in which The One Ring is brought into the Antiques Roadshow. The segment starts at the 15:29 mark. (RealPlayer needed) [More]

LOTR Ice Sculptures

1/21/02, 2:22 pm EST - Xoanon

Jodi sends along these amazing pictures from a LOTR themed Ice Sculpture competition recently. Take a look at the Moria gate...amazing! [More]

Sauron And George Bush

1/21/02, 12:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Clark sends along this picture of something very odd...what's this? The Dark Lord Sauron welcoming George Bush? Hrm...something is amiss my friends!!! [More]

'Black Hawk Down' Rises to the Top of the Box Office

1/21/02, 8:46 am EST - Xoanon

HOLLYWOOD (Zap2it.com) The four-week box office reign of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" has come to an end. "Black Hawk Down" rose from its limited three-week Oscar-qualifying run to an ultra-wide national release, emerging victorious over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend in the process, while "Snow Dogs" surprisingly had something to bark about in second place. [More]

Ringwraiths on NZ racecourse!

1/21/02, 8:44 am EST - Xoanon

Calindy writes: Our office gets live broadcasts of horse racing and today there is coverage of a race meeting in New Zealand. I just looked up at the screen 5 minutes ago to see several Ringwraiths parading around in the enclosure. The horses were mostly dark bay or dark brown, and their riders had pretty authentic looking costumes. The horses' armour looked like it came straight out of the film!

New translation rings true

1/21/02, 8:42 am EST - Xoanon

Thanks to Lucifer Chu, Chinese readers are giving J.R.R. Tolkien's canon of literature a second look, with help from a legion of faithful computer fantasy game fans and nine months of translation work. [More]

LOTR Boxoffice: Australia

1/21/02, 8:40 am EST - Xoanon

Paul sends along this link to the Australian box office report. LOTR is number 1 with $5.87m this weekend and $24.12m in total.

Golden Globes: Full Coverage With Pictures

1/21/02, 12:36 am EST - Xoanon

Well...needless to say it was certainly disapointing to see our film lose out on all 4 Golden Globe Nominations. Take a look at a full report with pics. [More]

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