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May 14, 2007 - May 20, 2007

News for May 20, 2007

Tolkien Weekend at Sarehole Mill Gallery

5/20/07, 5:36 pm EST - Xoanon

Ian Collier, Tolkien Society Publicity sends this along: There are photos online from Saturday at Sarehole Mill, you can find them here! [More]

News for May 19, 2007

Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter

5/19/07, 1:00 pm EST - Xoanon

Be sure to check out our weekly Sideshow Collectibles update! Each week we provide an update on your favorite Sideshow goodies, from busts to premium figures and more! Take a look! [More]

News for May 18, 2007

Weta Rayguns Pre-Ordering Open!

5/18/07, 1:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Rachel from WETA writes: Today Weta Limited opened the pre-ordering for the Goliathon 83 Raygun from the Weta Originals range to VIP members. They also announced that members of the public could pre-order this piece seven days from now (25 May). [More]

News for May 17, 2007

Orlando Bloom tops 'Sexiest Guy of Summer 2007' poll

5/17/07, 5:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Washington, May 17 (ANI): Actor Orlando Bloom has been named the 'Sexiest Guy of Summer 2007' in a new magazine poll. The poll, which led to the compilation of the In Touch Weekly list, was based on stars who will be appearing in big films this summer. Bloom acquired the top position by beating Brad Pitt, who was at the second spot. [More]

Orlando Bloom Iffy On ‘Hobbit’ Role Unless Peter Jackson Returns

5/17/07, 5:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Orlando Bloom seems to be shying away from playing the great elf Legolas in “The Hobbit,” that is unless his original “Lord of the Rings” helmer is behind the camera. “Who’s directing it, Peter Jackson?” he mockingly answered when asked about the possibility. Yes, we know that Legolas isn’t technically in “The Hobbit,” and to his eternal credit, Bloom knows this as well. But dedicated “Rings” fans know that Legolas is an elf from the realm of Mirkwood, a kingdom Bilbo Baggins and his dwarf companions get captured in towards the end of “The Hobbit,” imprisoned there by the Elvenking Thranduil. [More]

The Fall of Gondolin Reenactment in Poland

5/17/07, 5:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Richard writes: Maybe you could help spread the news about an interesting event in Poland on July 12-15. "Gondolin - the city found by Turgon - the one of the Noldors - hidden in the Tumladen Valley, guarded by the eagles. There was only one entrance leading to the city strongly guided by the residents. Unfortunately, envy and the will of possession among the elves caused the fall of Gondolin When the secret way has been given away, Melkor's armies supported by the Dragons and the Barlogs destroyed the city. The ruler has also been killed. You also can act out this history. The topic of the IX TOLK FOLK is preparation and taking part in an open-area performance The Fall of Gondolin. Anybody can take part in it. The organizer secures more part of costumes and props. On the website you can load down an incidental music for the performance." More can be found at Elendilion's English (Westron) department website. [More]

MTV movie blog is 'Blooming'

5/17/07, 12:25 pm EST - MrCere

Brian from MTV's movie blog wrote in to say that they asked Orlando Bloom for his view on possibilities of Legolas' participation in "The Hobbit". Anything about Jackson and 'The Hobbit' is the question everybody simply must ask these days. You can read Orlando's response at the MTV movie blog.

News for May 16, 2007

Elijah and the Killer Dolphins

5/16/07, 7:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Mary writes: I found this in Time Out & thought you'd be interested in this. The new book by Tao Lin, Eeeee Eee Eeee, features a group of dolphins who are plotting to assassinate Elijah Wood & other celebrites. How was Elijah chosen for this plot? Rest easy, the author doesn't hate Elijah, in fact, “I like Elijah Wood. I don’t want to kill him,” he says. “The dolphins probably wanted to murder him because he’s small and easy to kill. He seems pretty gullible.” LOL!! Read the whole article here.

Order 'Eeeee Eee Eeee' at Amazon.com today!

Miranda Otto Joins the Mafia

5/16/07, 7:51 pm EST - Xoanon

Jonotrek sends along word that our own Miranda Otto has joined Lucy Liu and Frances O’Connor in the new ABC show 'Cashmere Mafia': Four ambitious and sexy women, who’ve been best friends since business school, try to balance their glamorous and demanding careers with their complex personal lives in the city that never sleeps. They’ve created their own “boys club” to protect each other and discuss their ups and downs as they try to have it all. What good is it to break the glass ceiling without girlfriends to share in your success? “Cashmere Mafia” will premiere after “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Bachelor” conclude their fall seasons.

London LOTR Musical Review & Images!

5/16/07, 4:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Mark writes: Last night I went to see The Lord of the Rings Musical in London at the Theatre Royal and thought I'd share with you a quick review: I must admit, I was very sceptical that something like The Lord of the Rings could be adapted as a musical and fit into a 3 hour stage show and after hearing poor reviews about the Toronto show I was reluctant to spend £50 on a ticket. [More]

TV Watch: Monaghan on 'Leno' Clips

5/16/07, 8:55 am EST - Xoanon

Dominic Monaghan was a guest on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Monday, May 14th. He was there to promote the last few episodes of 'Lost' season 3. They also chatted about makeup, bugs and the paparazzi. Take a look at the clips below (moved to my MySpace account..thanks for nothing YouTube!) [More]

News for May 15, 2007

The Two Beards Unite: Jackson and Spielberg to Direct 'Tintin' Films!

5/15/07, 6:21 pm EST - Xoanon

From The Hollywood Reporter: A week after DreamWorks picked up Peter Jackson's "Lovely Bones," Steven Spielberg and Jackson are teaming up again, this time to bring Spielberg's long-gestating pet project "Tintin" to the big screen. Sources said Monday that Jackson and Spielberg would each direct installments of the franchise, which is based on a series of Belgian comic books called "The Adventures of Tintin" by Herge. It is unclear whether other filmmakers would be involved, and no script has been written. The movies would be made using motion-capture technology. In the comics, Tintin is a young Belgian reporter and world traveler who is aided in his adventures by his faithful dog Snowy. He later was joined by such colorful characters as Captain Haddock, Professor Cuthbert Calculus and bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson. The books, hugely popular in Europe, have been translated into 50 languages, with more than 200 million sold. [More]

TV Watch: Orlando Bloom on 'Leno'

5/15/07, 6:19 pm EST - Xoanon

Orlando Bloom is slated to be a guest on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'. He is there to promote a small film called 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End', gee...I hope he gets the word out...this film needs it! 'The Tonight Show' airs on NBC at 11:35PM EST. Watch this space for the clip!

Massive Weta sale in London

5/15/07, 6:13 pm EST - Xoanon

To celebrate their return to London’s biggest and baddest movie, comic and media convention, Weta Limited are selling 1,200 collectibles from their King Kong range at the bargain price of £1! Sounding a little too good to be true? Well, it isn’t! [More]

News for May 14, 2007

Sean Astin Confirmed for 'DragonCon'

5/14/07, 8:35 pm EST - Xoanon

djdeathskiss writes: This year I was fortunate enough to be selected as a staff member for the Tolkien Track at this years DragonCon, held every Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. I am very, VERY happy to announce our first 'LOTR' guest - Sean Astin! He will be joining the always popular Tolkien scholar Anne Petty and performances by Emerald Rose. [More]

Rumors, news and sources

5/14/07, 2:50 pm EST - MrCere

MrCere here with a response to a lot of e-mail regarding a scuttle going on about 'The Hobbit' movie. Our friends at AICN.com have been running some rumors about possible directors for the film such as Peter Weir, Stephen Summers and Michael Bay. Even AICN says to take this untested source with a grain of salt and that just isn't credible enough in my opinion. My journalism background informs me that I need two independent sources for a credible story if they are going to go unnamed. That rule gets stretched and bent wildly on the internet but there just isn't enough here for us to run with the story. However, 'thank you' to all the folks who care enough to send in news and tips, your help is highly valued, even if we can't reply or the tip doesn't make it. As always contact the news team via e-mail at Spymaster@TheOneRing.net. (And remember, it's an all volunteer staff!)

TV Watch: Dominic Monaghan on 'Leno'

5/14/07, 11:29 am EST - Xoanon

Dominic Monaghan is slated to be a guest tonight on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno', he is there to promote the third season finale of his hit TV show 'Lost'. 'The Tonight Show' airs on NBC at 11:35PM EST. Watch this space for the video soon!

Happy Birthday Cate Blanchett!

5/14/07, 11:27 am EST - Xoanon

Today is Cate Blanchett's birthday! Cate was born on May 14th, 1969 in Melbourne, Australia. That makes her 38 today! Happy Birthday Cate!

DVD Tuesday: Arthur, The Fountain, Pan's Labyrinth & More!

5/14/07, 11:17 am EST - Xoanon

Take an early look on our 'DVD Tuesday' feature...every Monday! Check out some TV on DVD goodies like 'American Dad!, Vol. 2', 'Er: Complete Seventh Season' & 'Wings-4th Season Complete'. There are a few compilations out tomorrow including; 'Tex Avery's Droopy - The Complete Theatrical Collection' & 'Martin Scorsese Collection, Vol. 2'. The big releases of the week are 'Arthur & the Invisibles', 'The Fountain' & 'Pan's Labyrinth: 2-Disc Special Edition'. Personally I'm interested in 'The Omega Man' & 'Shaolin Family Soccer'! Check out the whole list here! [More]

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