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News for Mar. 07, 2004

ROTK DVD Press Release

3/07/04, 9:53 pm EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 8, 2004) – The King makes his return in filmmaker Peter Jackson’s stunning conclusion to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, arriving on DVD and VHS on May 25, 2004. The home video debut of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King will follow the groundbreaking success of the multi-tiered platform releases of both The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, and will be available on a two-disc DVD and VHS for $29.95 and $24.97, respectively. A special extended edition of The Return of the King will follow as planned in time for the holidays. [More]

Lords of the Bling

3/07/04, 9:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Meriadoc writes: The March 2004 issue of Mad Magazine is dedicated to the Oscars and the nominated films and people. In the middle of the magazine they had the ROTK Official Poster, only it says The Lords of the Bling and everyone is replaced with rappers. Slight Adult Content [More]

People Magazine Talks Oscars

3/07/04, 9:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Time Warrior sends along the Feb/March 2004 issue of People Magazine which has these scans covering the Oscars. [More]

Billy Crystal's 'Favorite Rings'

3/07/04, 9:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Athena writes: If you guys missed Billy Crystal's opening number (he sang about Each of the 5 nom'd pics for best Pic) I have compiled a transcript of his Song, based upon the the Sound of Music Song "Favorite Things". [More]

Second Annie Lennox ROTK Song?

3/07/04, 9:22 pm EST - Xoanon

wildezc writes: On the musicnotes.com ROTK sheet music page there is a son called "Use Well The Days," it says music by Howard Shore, written by JRR Tokien, and performed by Annie Lennox! This song is obviously not in the movie, nor is it on the soundtrack. So where is it from? Maybe the EE? Could this simply be a mistake? [More]

urbanite clears it up for us: This song is on the internet edition of the ROTK soundtrack. It is the title of the documentary on the included DVD.

ROTK DVD Menu Images!

3/07/04, 11:21 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy oqwarrior sends along these very secret Return of the King DVD menu images. This, along with some DVD specs, is what we will most likely see released as the 'major announcement' on the Official Site tomorrow. Take a look! [More]

News for Mar. 06, 2004

Step 3: Recuperation

3/06/04, 11:54 pm EST - Xoanon

TORN LA Gathering 2004 Part III
Four Rings to Rule them All

I write this almost a full week after the events of the Oscar Party and Post-Oscar party have taken place. Most of the TORN staff have returned home and are exhausted, we worked our tails off making sure this party would go off without a hitch. And for the most part it did. Even though we spent most of our time in LA doing backbreaking jobs or working late into the night, we are all incredibly in a post-Oscar depression, the entire staff wants to go back! [More]

Ringer Photos of the One Party

3/06/04, 7:20 pm EST - weetanya

Slowly but surely I'm getting to everyone's pictures. Note: the Scrapbook likes BIG pictures, the bigger the better.

One Party Photos from Ringer Spy Freya [More]

One Party Photos from Ringer Spy Elfchild [More]

Introducing: The Awards Section

3/06/04, 2:30 pm EST - Xoanon

We're gonna need a bigger shelf

I've finaly been able to create a fairly comprehensive list of all the awards LOTR has won since 2001. The list is up to date including last weeks amazing sweep of the Academy Awards, where ROTK won all 11 awards it was nominated for. Take a look!

[FOTR Awards]
[TTT Awards]
[ROTK Awards]

Elijah Wood in Flix Magazine

3/06/04, 1:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Lisa writes: I recently acquired a scanner and was able to scan pictures of Elijah Wood in the April edition of Flix magazine, which is a Japanese movie magazine. [More]

Tolkien Scholar Lecture at N. Dakota U

3/06/04, 1:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Rainkitty4 writes: Joseph Pearce, Professor of Literature, has authored numerous internationally acclaimed biographies on English literary giants, including J.R.R. Tolkien. Originally from Norfolk, England, Mr. Pearce travels the country and world offering insights about the man who created Middle Earth and why LOTR, voted the greatest book of the century, continues to inspire humanity. [ndsu.edu]

Shore & TSO Set for LOTR Concert in 05/06?

3/06/04, 1:46 pm EST - Xoanon

jparral writes: I came across an article in the Toronto Star. It mentions that The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is planning to do a perfomance of The Lord of the Rings for its 2005/2006 season. [More]

Twist Magazine Talks LOTR

3/06/04, 1:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Becky writes: The current issue of Twist Magazine has pictures of Orlando alone and a group picture with Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen and Billy Boyd and others if I remember correctly.

Anyone with scans, send them along!

Rings jeweller recognised

3/06/04, 1:33 pm EST - Xoanon

As accolades continue to roll in for the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, the Nelson company which created the ring for it is receiving accolades of its own. Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith has just been nominated for an Imperial Mark, an international recognition of excellence. Only a limited number of organisations can hold the prestigious mark at any one time. [More]

ROTK in stores May 25th?

3/06/04, 11:06 am EST - maegwen

Many, many Ringer Spies have written in to say that they have seen in various locations signs announcing 'Return of the King' in stores on May 25th! Ninquelosse writes: "My husband works for a music & video retailer and tonight brought home a beautiful (to the right eyes) box from Warner Home Video including the deluxe RotK soundtrack, a digital assets kit, and a "complete trilogy guide" in which the sale date for RotK is given as May 25th." Stay tuned!

News for Mar. 05, 2004

TORn Staffer Mia's One Party Photos

3/05/04, 10:44 pm EST - weetanya

Elijah in TORn's VIP tent

Beautiful shots of the One Party from our own actually-has-a-degree-in-art Staffer Mia. Note the gorgeous black and white shot of Elijah! [More] And here are a few from Staffer Arathorn. There are so few because we kept him chained to the video feed in a small, dank room during the actual party. [More]

ROTK DVD/VHS announcement on March 8th

3/05/04, 9:00 pm EST - maegwen

The offical site has posted an announcement about an announcement on March 8th concerning the 'Return of the King' DVD/VHS. Bookmark now! [More]

The Last Unicorn on DVD March 16th!!

3/05/04, 8:52 pm EST - Gamgee

The amazing novel by Peter S. Beagle was turned into an animated film by Rankin/Bass a few years ago, and it will finally be released on DVD on March 16th! Featuring the talents of Alan Arkin, Mia Farrow, and our own Christopher Lee as King Haggard! So if you've been waiting like I have, preorder today! More

Elijah Wood wins AIAS Award

3/05/04, 7:56 pm EST - maegwen

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) today announced winners of 7th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards. Among the winners were Elijah Wood, for Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance -- Male in the 'Lord Of The Rings(TM): The Return Of The King(TM),' published by Electronic Arts. [More]

TV Watch: Liv and Elijah on MTV's TRL

3/05/04, 7:29 pm EST - maegwen

Ringer Spy Ophie writes: Liv Tyler will be on MTV's TRL on Monday, March 8th; Elijah Wood will be on to promote 'Eternal Sunshine' on Friday, March 12th. (5 pm EST) [More]

Jewelers don mantle as Lords of the Ring Makers

3/05/04, 7:09 pm EST - maegwen

From DeseretNews.com: The happy-as-hobbits-in-the-Shire staff from Badali Jewelry Specialties Inc. proved you didn't have to be a Hollywood filmmaker or haute-couture slinky gown designer to have your artwork displayed to the world. [More]

SHOP: TORn T-Shirt Update!

3/05/04, 6:22 pm EST - Celeborn

First, thank you to all the fans for your support and interest in our tshirts. We never guessed how popular they would be and sold out ALL of our on-hand stock the very first day they were available. Follow this link to get a full update on the state of TORn shirts and our plans for the future! [More]

Astin Attends Los Angeles Comic/Sci Fi Con

3/05/04, 5:11 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks from comicbookscifi.com write: Sean Astin will appear on stage at the March 14, 2004 Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention. Sean will appear at 12:00 P.M. to discuss his work on The Lord of the Rings films, as well as take questions from the audience. [More]

Peter Jackson Bio Moving Up

3/05/04, 5:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Turgon writes: St. Martin's Press has just announced that their forthcoming book, PETER JACKSON--FROM PRINCE OF SPLATTER TO LORD OF THE RINGS: AN UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY by Ian Pryor, has been moved up from a May publication date, and that books will begin shipping from their warehouse tomorrow. I've seen an early copy, and it looks very detailed and fascinating. So look for it soon! $24.95 hardcover.

Pre-Order this book on Amazon.com now!

Radio Watch: Viggo on 'Mark and Brian' Show

3/05/04, 5:01 pm EST - Xoanon

Always writes: Viggo is going to be a guest on the Mark & Brian radio show today. Mark and Brian are based on Los Angeles' 95.5 KLOS but syndicate to other areas as well. They always post pictures on their web sites of guest visits, so over the weekend there will probably be pictures of Viggo in the studio. [markandbrian.com]

Jackson Won't Return to the Shire Soon

3/05/04, 4:51 pm EST - Xoanon

NEW YORK - Peter Jackson won't be returning to the Shire any time soon. The Oscar-winning director is planning to film "The Hobbit," the prequel to "The Lord of the Rings," trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, but two studios must first duke out the legal rights to the film. Jackson said New Line has the rights to make the movie, but MGM has the rights to distribute it. [More]

Starburst Magazine Describes Saruman's 2 Fates

3/05/04, 4:47 pm EST - Xoanon

SW writes: I recently bought Starburst Magazine (issue 62) in London because it was a special edition on LOTR. There were loads of great interviews, but whilst I was reading an interview with Andrew Leslie, this question appeared about Saruman, and the answer that followed: Q: You shot two versions of Saruman's death scene? Highlight to read! A: Yes. Saruman gets pushed off the top of Isengard by Grima Wormtongue, and we did film a scene where Christopher Lee is impaled, but I don't know what Peter is going to do [for the Extended DVD version], because there's another option, to have him vaporize on the way down.

WB Readies 'Rings' Cycle for Fall

3/05/04, 4:34 pm EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - February sweeps have barely ended, but The WB is already looking ahead to a future ratings derby. Several of them, in fact. The network has locked in the "Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy for each of the next three Novembers. The first film in the saga, "The Fellowship of the Ring," will have its network premiere this year. [More]

Entertainment Weekly Talks TORN Oscar Party

3/05/04, 4:30 pm EST - Xoanon

Arwen writes: There is a MAJOR mention of Return Of The One Party in Entertainment Weekly's coverage of the Oscars (March 12 issue). [More]

Spain TV Watch: Mortensen on 'Lo + plus'

3/05/04, 4:23 pm EST - Xoanon

Sasskya writes: Viggo Mortensen will be in Spain to present his last film "hidalgo". He will appear on a tv programm called "Lo + plus" on the channel plus next Tuesday, March 9th. [More]

Badali Oscar Pin featured in PEOPLE

3/05/04, 2:13 pm EST - Calisuri

For the past three years, Badali Jewelry (http://www.badalijewelry.com) has made 'Good Luck' pins for all of the Oscar Nominees on behalf of TheOneRing.net. In the latest edition of PEOPLE magazine, the Return of the King pin is featured on page 120 on the lapel of Peter Jackson! Check it out! [More]

London ComicCon This Weekend

3/05/04, 1:46 pm EST - Xoanon

The London ComicCon is set to go this weekend with some amazing guests including John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Billy Boyd, John Noble, Bruce Hopkins, Sala Baker, Thomas Robins (Deagol) and swordmaster extraodrinaire Bob Anderson. [More]

What Does One Do With 11 Oscars?

3/05/04, 1:29 pm EST - Xoanon

Artist Guilherme Silveira Dias tries to guess what PJ will be doing with all those Oscars, perhaps a new addition to the games room? [More]

Talking to the King

3/05/04, 1:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Wandering Mage Chichiri writes: The following article appeared in the University of Texas at Arlington's student newspaper, The Shorthorn, on Thursday, March 4, 2004 on page 3. [More]

Finding Viggo: 'Rings' made long-time film actor Mortensen a star

3/05/04, 1:16 pm EST - Xoanon

Go to just about any movie and you'll see them — those almost-anonymous, hardworking actors whose name nobody remembers but who always play the hero's pal or the heroine's second-string boyfriend. Sometimes, they just might get a lead role in a small movie that almost nobody sees, going from obscurity to "you know, that guy who was in that movie" and then fading again. [More]

NL's royal treatment led 'King' to throne

3/05/04, 1:09 pm EST - Xoanon

At Sunday night's Academy Awards, when the opened envelop revealed that "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" had just won adapted screenplay -- its ninth award of the evening -- New Line Cinema's Rolf Mittweg, president and chief operating officer of worldwide marketing and distribution, and Russell Schwartz, president of domestic theatrical marketing, knew that was the defining moment. "We just looked at each other incredulously," Schwartz says. [More]

Seattle RingCon Begins Today

3/05/04, 12:42 pm EST - Xoanon

TORN-Staff Stalker Lawrence Makoare and Jed Brophy are slated to be guests at RingCon 2004 this weekend in Seattle. Unfortunately Bernard Hill who was set to appear had to back out of the con. [More]

Gollum Comes Home To Tolkien's Oxford

3/05/04, 12:29 pm EST - Xoanon

Patrick Lloyd writes: Andy Serkis was the extraordinary acting talent behind Gollum in the Oscar sweeping Lord of the Rings trilogy. Andy will be signing copies of his book 'Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic', Wednesday 24th March at 4pm at Waterstone's Broad Street, Oxford.

The Greatest Song Ever Made!

3/05/04, 12:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Forget 'Into The West', 'Gothic Power', or even 'The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins', THIS my friends is the greatest song ever made! Prepare to have your eardrums massaged with happiness and your brain will melt with delight! I present to you...TATERS! [More]

Even More Pictures from LA!

3/05/04, 11:44 am EST - leo

Our ever so excellent scrapbook has now been updated with some of my own pictures from last week. Very few pictures from the party itself but a lot more from the general good time the entire TheOneRing.net Staff seemed to have had bowling, setting up, drinking, more setting up and (of course) eating! [More]

Yahoo! Previews The Hobbit

3/05/04, 11:36 am EST - leo

Jumping the gun only slightly a bit Yahoo! Movies has now updated with a preview for Peter Jackson's adaptation of 'The Hobbit'. It is an interesting read although none of it is confirmed information so we will all just have to wait and see. In the meantime, thanks to Starmaid for digging up this link! [More]

John Howe's Big Day Out

3/05/04, 11:32 am EST - leo

In his most recent newsletter Tolkien-artist extraordinaire John Howe chats about his trip to LA for the Oscars, the trouble of getting out of the country and our very own Return of the One Party! [More]

Middle-earth at the Office

3/05/04, 11:23 am EST - leo

The Lord of the Rings can be seen as a powerful metaphor for the workplace, RICK LASH writes. Here's his guide to figuring out which characters your colleagues may mirror. [More]

Thanks to Jennifer for the heads up!

One Party Photos from Four Ringers

3/05/04, 1:22 am EST - weetanya

First batch of One Party pictures from Ringers are in the scrapbook. These photos were taken by Breeyore, Elfriend, Wonder Cool Guy, and Julie. I'm plugging away at the rest, I swears. [More]

Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend

3/05/04, 12:00 am EST - Frode

Thorin & Company set off on their adventure. Bilbo Baggins comes along wandering down the Road not knowing how greatly doing so will change his future and what an impact his journey will make on all of Middle-Earth.[More]

News for Mar. 04, 2004

Amazing Ringer Feats

3/04/04, 11:40 pm EST - weetanya

Knight of Gondor writes that his sister Galadriel of Lorien was cool enough to bake this Treebeard birthday cake for Stephen. Happy birthday, Stephen. Can I have a piece of that? [More]

Howard Shore in Concert Montreal Photos & Review

3/04/04, 10:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Zaakistan the Fan writes: I was at the Howard Shore LOTR Symphony last week and after a rotten day at work, I was transported to emotional bliss. What a trip. I managed to snap a few NON FLASH pictures from my corner on the Mezzanine. [More]

Mortensen in 'American Cowboy'

3/04/04, 9:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Whitney W sends in these scans from 'American Cowboy Magazine'. They feature great images and an article about Mortensen's 'Hidalgo'. [More]

Oscar Wins increase ROTK Screen Count!

3/04/04, 7:51 pm EST - Celeborn

According to BoxOfficeMojo.com the screen count for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King will increase by nearly 800 this coming weekend! So if you haven't seen ROTK for a while, go again soon and celebrate the historic Oscar Sweep! [More]

SHOP: ROTK 5-foot Wide Cast Poster!

3/04/04, 2:57 pm EST - Celeborn

The Official New Line Shop (LOTRshop.com) has posted an amazing 5-foot wide cast poster for pre-sale on their website. The poster features all of the major cast members from the films. Check it out! [More]

Step 2: Celebration

3/04/04, 2:42 pm EST - Xoanon

TORN LA Gathering 2004 Part II
Xoanon & Kathy J

For all the hoopla, glitz and glamour of the Return of the One Party, my story is remarkable in the fact that it is completely UN-remarkable in the star department. You will hear some great stories in the coming days about star encounters at the party, but sadly for my part it was not my night to meet anyone famous. [More]

Zaentz Sues 'Inside LOTR' DVD Makers

3/04/04, 1:22 pm EST - Xoanon

The companies that own the rights to the J.R.R. Tolkien “Lord of the Rings” books and related movies and merchandise have sued a New Jersey company for publishing a four-volume DVD set about the books. According to the suit filed by the Saul Zaentz Company, which has owned the trademarks and intellectual property rights since 1976, and New Line Cinema, Kultur International Films has infringed on the Tolkien trademarks and copyrights by importing, making and selling the set “Inside Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.” [More]

Do you speak Elf?

3/04/04, 11:17 am EST - Xoanon

As if murderous orcs and magic spells weren't enough to contend with, there are two languages to learn - loosely based on Welsh and Finnish. Undeterred by the challenge, a group of schoolboys has volunteered for lessons in Sindarin, the "conversational" form of Elvish, invented by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien. [More]

New Zealand waits for Rings party

3/04/04, 11:14 am EST - Xoanon

New Zealand are holding off their celebrations in the wake of The Lord of the Rings Oscar triumph until director Peter Jackson returns home from the US. "Any decision about the form of the tribute should involve Peter," said Wellington mayor Kerry Prendergast. "This is of huge importance to Wellington, so our emphasis will be on getting it right, not getting it quickly," she said. [More]

Son of a Took to Son of a Crook

3/04/04, 10:59 am EST - Xoanon

From creature-corner.com: Scottish actor Billy Boyd will be joining Brad Dourif and Jennifer Tilly, who're reprising their roles, as well as John Waters who'll have a small turn in the flick 'The Son of Chucky'. [More]

Little press shines with star power

3/04/04, 10:51 am EST - Xoanon

Perceval Press publishes edgy books for the sheer love of it. Viggo Mortensen's presence doesn't hurt its chances. On a January night at Midnight Special Bookstore in Santa Monica, actor-artist-writer Viggo Mortensen reads the prose poem he wrote for an anthology about Iraq, "Twilight of Empire: Responses to Occupation." It is one of the quieter pieces in the passionate volume and the author reads so softly that the entire audience leans in to hear him. [More]

Celebs race to 'Hidalgo' premiere

3/04/04, 10:45 am EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES — With the rain coming down — along with the Academy Awards scaffolding — Hollywood Boulevard on Monday night was but a pale reminder of the previous evening's Oscar glamour. Then out of the darkness, to the cheers of fans, the magic of The Lord of the Rings was reborn once more, as King Aragorn rode down the street atop his mighty steed. [More]

Weaving: 'The red carpet is not for me'

3/04/04, 10:26 am EST - Xoanon

"It's a tough one," says Hugo Weaving. "If it came down to a fight, I'm not sure who'd win." He is debating the fighting prowess of his two best-known screen incarnations: Agent Smith, the indestructible, suit-and-sunglasses-wearing baddie from The Matrix films, and the noble Elrond, the elf king from The Lord of the Rings. He's not talking about the characters themselves, but the plastic action figures that have sold in their thousands all over the world. [More]

One Movie to Rule Them All

3/04/04, 10:14 am EST - Xoanon

Susan Thea Posnock writes: Okay, I'll say it right up front. It was DULL. It was one of the most boring Oscar ceremonies I've ever watched, despite my being thrilled with the clean sweep. I had high expectations for some hobbity zaniness. In preparation I dressed in my “Frodo” best and decorated my home with “Leaves of Lorien” strewn about a spectacular “White Tree of Gondor” lamp. And believe me, that was quite the task in a small “one room to fit it all” studio apartment. [More]

From King To Kong

3/04/04, 10:07 am EST - Xoanon

Hobbits, elves and black-tied gentry erupted with joy Sunday night at the Hollywood American Legion Hall as Steven Spielberg presented filmmaker Peter Jackson the best picture Oscar for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, capping an evening in which the final Tolkien chapter won in all eleven of its nominated categories. [more]

TV Watch: Boyd on 'Sharon' Mortensen on 'Letterman'

3/04/04, 9:45 am EST - Xoanon

Mr 'Oh Jean' himself, Billy Boyd will be on The Sharon Osbourne Show today, check your local listings. Viggo Mortensen will also be on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight at 11:35PM on CBS.

News for Mar. 03, 2004

MrCere's One Party Report, Photos

3/03/04, 8:33 pm EST - weetanya

Elijah and Dominic on TORN's Blue Carpet

From TORn Staffer MrCere: There are many accounts of Sunday night's Return of the One Party and will be many more. It was the kind of night where memories are golden but photographs are still required and sharing the experience is part of its social nature. ... Permit me to give my version of the event. [More]

SHOP: Sauron's Helmet and Mace

3/03/04, 7:06 pm EST - Celeborn

Sideshow/Weta Collectibles has just posted the first partial pics of the upcoming Sauron figure in production. Check it out! [Click Here]

Complete List of Trilogy Oscar Nominations, Wins

3/03/04, 5:52 pm EST - weetanya

Ringer Spy Andy Goodman from New York City worked hard and provided us with a complete list of Academy Award nominations and wins for the three films. [More]

VIP Pictures from the One Party Stage

3/03/04, 5:36 pm EST - weetanya

MsAllegro, Chris, Nat, and Taro were kind enough to provide us with our first VIP pictures from the One Party. The board is set, the pieces are moving... [More]

Step 1: Preparation

3/03/04, 5:24 pm EST - Xoanon

TORN LA Gathering 2004
Get that Wraith!

I'll try to keep this short since I know you really want to hear about the Oscar Party itself. I cannot comment about the events of this past weekend without mentioning the HARD work and dedication the TORN Staff and volunteers showed out in Los Angeles. The American Legion Hall was a great location to have the Oscar party, it's large cavernous rooms and winding halls were great for dressing up and decorating to as we saw fit. [More]

SHOP: Sideshow/Weta Unveils The Mines of Moria!

3/03/04, 4:46 pm EST - Celeborn

Sideshow/Weta Collectibles composed a great little DVD segment to premiere at 'The Return of the One Party' last Sunday. Unfortunately, because a small mess-up, we didn't get to play the DVD! But never fear, Sideshow/Weta has now posted the details on their latest environment: The Mines of Moria. Let me emphasis that the detail on this piece is extreme. From the infamous staircase, to the bridge of Khazad-dum...you can literally re-enact the entire sequence from 'The Fellowship of the Ring' in this environment. (Sorry, the 'Incredible Shrinking Ray' is sold separately.) Check it out! [More] (Hi-Res images and an exclusive Quicktime video will be posted later)

FoxTrot Recommends Earplugs

3/03/04, 2:45 pm EST - weetanya

Leah sent in this link to FoxTrot: [More]

Boston LOTR Exhibit Ticket Sales Open June 1

3/03/04, 2:38 pm EST - weetanya

Barb writes that the Boston Museum of Science announces that ticket sales will open on June 1st for The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy - The Exhibition. [More]

Golden Gandy Results?

3/03/04, 2:32 pm EST - weetanya

Rosamunde Brownlocks asks: Just wondering - will the winners of the Gandies ever be revealed? Did I miss the announcement? (I mean, other than not being at the party)?

Wee answers: You didn't miss the announcement. As soon as my fellow staffers get off their just-back-from-LA hung-over arses, we'll be posting the Gandy results right here.

Dominic in ABC Pilot

3/03/04, 2:30 pm EST - weetanya

Joe (and many other Ringer Spies!) writes that Dominic Monaghan is going to be in a TV pilot for an ABC show entitled "Lost". [More]

NZ Herald Welcomes Oscar Victors Home

3/03/04, 2:28 pm EST - weetanya

Bob W points out two articles from the NZ Herald: The first is titled "Oscars Return to Wellington" [More] The second is about the anticipated boon to NZ tourism from the Oscars. [More]

National Geographic LOTR Special on MSNBC

3/03/04, 2:27 pm EST - weetanya

T writes: For those of you who don't get the National Geographic cable channel and who therefore likely haven't yet seen the LOTR related National Geographic special that was produced, according to Zap2it.com, MSNBC (basic cable) will be airing it on the following dates:

March 7th at 9:00 p.m.
March 8th at 12:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m.
March 13th at 9:00 p.m.

LOTR: The Journey on Apple's Trailer Site

3/03/04, 2:25 pm EST - weetanya

chip of dale writes: I just found that the four-minute trailer for "Lord of the Rings: The Journey" is now available for viewing on Apple's Quicktime trailers site. It includes a preview of cast interviews for Return of the King and some of the best scenes from the movie. [More]

Fan Paeon to ROTK Oscar Win

3/03/04, 2:23 pm EST - weetanya

Sasskya and Kamas write: I'm from Spain. As a celebration for the 11 Oscars that The Return of the King has won, we have made this poster. We hope all the people love it. [More]

Howe Documentary

3/03/04, 2:21 pm EST - weetanya

Sebastian lets us know that there is a documentary being made about John Howe. You can find more information about this project and view the trailer. [More]

Rings Minimates

3/03/04, 2:18 pm EST - weetanya

Whitney writes: Art Asylum is making Lord of the Rings Minimates. You can preorder them. There's also info about them floating around the Art Asylum message boards. [More]

Have One Party Photos?

3/03/04, 12:08 pm EST - weetanya

Do you have One Party photos that you want to submit to TORn for scrapbooking and posting? Here's what you can do:

News for Mar. 02, 2004

Australia Trilogy Viewing, March 12-14

3/02/04, 7:43 pm EST - weetanya

Bronwyn sent us a press release from an Australian cinema that will be showing the entire trilogy from March 12 - 14. [More]

Vote for Astin in Spacey Awards

3/02/04, 7:37 pm EST - weetanya

Kenneth writes: Vote at the 2nd Annual Spacey Awards: Sam (Sean Astin) is up for best movie hero. [More]

TORn Staffer Luthien's One Party Pictures

3/02/04, 7:27 pm EST - weetanya

TORn Staffer Luthien has eleven more photos from the One Party, [Here] and [Here] Many more photos to come!

Oscar News Stories, Including Mentions of One Party

3/02/04, 6:41 pm EST - weetanya

Trystan, Melissa, Aingeal, Janna and a lot of other wonderful folk sent in a slew of Oscar news, as well as stories that mentioned the One Party:

Washington Post: After the Oscars Hollywood Indulges Its Party Hobbit [More]

Yahoo News: Charity Benefactors Watch the Oscars [More]

SF Daily Bulletin: "Olympic Games" of Hollywood [More]

Yahoo News: Photo from the TORn party [More]

Yahoo News: Party-goers [More]

Yahoo News: RotK cast & crew [More]

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Behind-the-scene Photos from the One Party

3/02/04, 3:47 pm EST - weetanya

From me, actually: Behind the scenes, before the scenes, beneath the scenes and above the scenes pictures from the Return of the One Party. [More]

One Party Steals New Line Thunder?

3/02/04, 1:34 pm EST - weetanya

Carissa writes: This article is in USA Today. "Despite The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King's 11-for-11 win, the New Line party at the Pacific Design Center never really got going. ... Director Peter Jackson, Elijah Wood and the rest of the cast partied at a Lord of the Rings fan club event." [More]

Ringers Stumble Upon Hidalgo Premiere

3/02/04, 1:22 pm EST - weetanya

Ringer Laurelin writes: Some of us in LA for the TORn party were thrilled beyond words to stumble upon the unheralded world premiere of Hidalgo... [More]

Upcoming Cast TV Appearances

3/02/04, 1:13 pm EST - weetanya

From many, many wonderful Ringer Spies:

Liv Tyler on Jay Leno Tonight. [More]

Viggo Mortensen on Good Morning America on Thursday 3/4 [More], David Letterman on Thursday 3/4 [More], and on Regis and Kelly on Friday 3/5. [More] E! Entertainment Television will have Hidalgo premiere clips on their news show tonight (Tuesday 3/2) at 7pm.

Elijah Wood will be on Jay Leno on Wednesday, March 10. [More]

Billy Boyd on Sharon Osbourne on Thursday, Mar. 4 [More]

BBC Mentions One Party

3/02/04, 12:48 pm EST - weetanya

Earth2Kim writes: Was at the party Sunday night -- fantastic!! -- and have been searching around for press mentions/video/photos from the event. I found this page from the BBC (after remembering seeing them there last night) that has a video about ROTK Oscar events with several mentions of the One Party. [More]

PVP Online Reacts to Oscars

3/02/04, 12:39 pm EST - weetanya

From Jonathan (and many other Spies!): You are probably aware that Scott Kurtz did a comic regarding Return of the King's nomination for Best Picture way back on December 27th. He made reference to it on March 1st in reaction to its landslide victory Sunday night. For background, here's the original "nerd riots of 2004" strip: [Original] And the follow-up: [Follow Up]

Boyd to Voice Seed of Chucky

3/02/04, 12:33 pm EST - weetanya

From Emiwenis, Nicole D. (and more Spies!): Billy Boyd to voice Chucky's (brad dourif's) and his wifey-doll-thing's offspring. [More] [And More]

Peter Jackson Bio Publishes in May

3/02/04, 12:28 pm EST - weetanya

Greenbooks Staffer Turgon writes: St. Martin's Press has just announced that their forthcoming book, PETER JACKSON--FROM PRINCE OF SPLATTER TO LORD OF THE RINGS: AN UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY by Ian Pryor, has been moved up from a May publication date, and that books will begin shipping from their warehouse tomorrow. I've seen an early copy, and it looks very detailed and fascinating. So look for it soon! $24.95 hardcover, ISBN 0312322941 [More]

Dorktower Drinks to ROTK

3/02/04, 12:23 pm EST - weetanya

From Shmadyle (and many others!): You might already have heard about this, but Dorktower has a LOTR and Oscars related cartoon up, about the danger of playing drinking games during the awards. [More]

Official Site Updates

3/02/04, 12:19 pm EST - weetanya

From hobbitgirl and Falred: Lordoftherings.net has several new updates. They now list Return of the King as "Winner of 11 Academy Awards", and have a link to the Oscars site. Best of all, though, they now have a link up for the "Trilogy Trailer" which has highlights from all three movies. [Trilogy Trailer] [More]

News for Mar. 01, 2004

We Fed NZ Herald Lots of Drinks & They Wrote Nice Things

3/01/04, 10:59 pm EST - weetanya

Beruthiel writes: Here's a link to another torn party article. "...The Oscars party hosted by website theonering.net. part-founded by New Zealander Erica Challis, was the loudest and most joyous in Los Angeles." [More]

ROTK Ups Oscar Ratings?

3/01/04, 8:57 pm EST - weetanya

Curi writes: I know everyone there is still recovering from the Party to end all parties, but here's an interesting speculation on how RotK may have affected the Oscars ratings. [More]

Astin on Las Vegas Tonight

3/01/04, 8:35 pm EST - weetanya

Cast Watch: Many of you have written to let us know that Sean Astin will be on NBC's Las Vegas tonight. Thanks, all! [More]

NYT Oscar Column Lauds Jackson & Crew

3/01/04, 8:21 pm EST - weetanya

Today's New York Times has a column entitled "Post-Oscar Reflections, Before We Forget ". Notable is this quotation: "The director Peter Jackson and his collaborators, among the most unassuming and unpretentious people in the room, though at this point they had every right to be the opposite, accepted their coronation at the Kodak Theater graciously." [More]

Billy Boyd on Craig Kilborn Tonight

3/01/04, 7:52 pm EST - weetanya

Media Watch: Celebrian's Daughter writes: Just wanted to let you know that Billy's slated to be on Craig Kilborn tonight, March 1 (according to USA Today and the Kilborn website). That'd be CBS after Letterman. Check your local listings for showtimes.

Hollywood Reporter Quotes Quickbeam's Toast

3/01/04, 7:33 pm EST - weetanya

TORn Staffer Catherine writes: There is a one page article on page 7 of today's Hollywood Reporter, entitled "Net catches Rings fans enthusiasm". Here's the excerpt: [More]

Irascian's One Party Photos and Sound Bites

3/01/04, 7:19 pm EST - weetanya

Irascian writes: TORn Oscar Party photos and sound bites now up at iansmith.co.uk. And I'm off to get some sleep! [More]

CNN.com One Party Slideshow

3/01/04, 7:08 pm EST - weetanya

ElanorG writes: Hey Guys, The Return of the One Party is a slide show on CNN.com! Wish I could have been there! ... We truly wish that too. Click on the "Rings' fans rejoice" gallery under RELATED. [More]

ROTK Oscar Wins

3/01/04, 6:59 pm EST - weetanya

Here is the complete list of Oscars awarded to ROTK. [More]

LA Times Talks One Party

3/01/04, 6:32 pm EST - weetanya

Stalwart Ringer Spy Bob Walters was the first to send in today's LA Times article about the One Party: "Forget the Vanity Fair soiree, the hottest bash in town last night was at the Hollywood American Legion." [More]

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