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News for Sep. 08, 1999

CNN to do Small Report on Hobbits - Updated

9/08/99, 12:54 pm EST - Xoanon

lol, couldn't help myself. The truth to the matter is, a good friend of mine at CNN has told me that today's edition of 'Showbiz Today' (4 pm et) will have a small something on LOTR. This is something different than the simply the John-Rhys Davies confirmation.

But, my contact strongly warns me that it might not appear today, but in all likely hood it will. So get your VCR's ready and send me a downloadable verson! UPDATE - Alas they did not show the goods. My contact tells me that perhaps CNNfn will air it. I have asked him if we might see it tomorrow, but in any case, keep your eyes peeled and send me any info you may have!

Something Fun

9/08/99, 11:07 am EST - Xoanon

Xoanon here,

I've been getting a million letters about this poll going on for best book. You all seem upset that LOTR is not #1 (jeez, and Guinness calls SW fans obsessive!)

Anyways, go here and vote, something to do on a slow news day anyways..

News for Sep. 07, 1999

Great LOTR Article!

9/07/99, 10:19 am EST - Xoanon

No, no revealing news in it (stay here for that!) but this article, written by Angela Gunn for Seattle Weekly (www.seattleweekly.com) is really in depth, and most of all it concerns us! Netizens!

Gunn really knows her stuff, be sure to look out for the Balrog Wing debate mentioned! here's a snippet:

Will the Net make--or break--the fantasy legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien?

Peter Jackson is teasing his Internet stalkers unmercifully. It's probably the only thing to do when you've got tens of thousands of them spying on you, criticizing you, questioning your judgment, and threatening you with dire consequences if you mess around with the elves or the dwarves or the hobbits.

Jackson is directing the new three-movie version of The Lord of the Rings, one of the most beloved books of the century. With a $360 million budget it's the second-largest production ever. Think that's scary? The online fan base is ravening for information and input. With all that's at stake, playing coy with the Net is like sticking a hand in the lion's cage

For the rest of the article, click here

(Thanks to Jody B for the tip!)

News for Sep. 06, 1999

Orlando? Is that you?

9/06/99, 2:24 pm EST - Calisuri

Orlando\? Is that you\?

Well, this is my best guess folks for what Orlando Bloom (Legolas) looks like. He is referred to as "rentboy" in the 1998 movie Wilde. And well, if you know the definition of a rentboy and you have seen the movie, I think you would agree this is the only 'rentboy' without a name that would get credit as such. Remember, we do not know what Mr. Bloom looks like, so this is just an educated guess! If you can confirm this picture please email xoanon@theonering.net. In them meantime, visit the Orlando Bloom cast page here.

Davies IS Gimli!! Orlando Bloom IS Legolas!!

9/06/99, 10:34 am EST - Xoanon

Xoanon here,

Although I haven't seen it yet, AICN has reported that the John Rhys-Davies is confirmed as Gimli and that unknown actor Orlando Bloom is confirmed as Legolas!! Head on over to our Cast Page to see their bio's!

More news to follow!

Weekly Site Report

9/06/99, 8:50 am EST - Calisuri

Hi folks! As Corvar mentioned earlier, we now have a new and improved fan art section. Not only can you easily view our entire collection, but you now have the option to view all works by a particular artist. If you would like to start your TheOneRing.net Fan Art gallery today, send your submissions to calisuri@theonering.net.

Thanks to Barliman's Chat for this weeks poll! Remember to submit your polls before 12pm (ET) Sunday.

Have a great week!

News for Sep. 05, 1999

New updates to the Green Books!

9/05/99, 3:14 pm EST - Quickbeam

The response to the launch of Green Books has been terrific. We have lots of material being sent in every week (sometimes too much!) and we are carefully going through every item. We have posted new Essays in "Moon Letters (Fan Fiction)"... and there's more on the way. Check out our premiere "Stump the Staff" item and many new things in our "Questions and Answers" section. Boy, you guys sure have been putting us to task with these wacky questions! But soon the tables will turn... Check back for upcoming "Brain Benders" where WE get to ask YOU to do a little Tolkien research. Heh-heh-heh.

Keep checking in, there are new columns from Turgon, Anwyn, and myself coming mid-week!

News for Sep. 04, 1999

Rhys-Davies as Gimli?

9/04/99, 9:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Xoanon here,

News has reached me via Imladris that John Rhys-Davies may be cast as Gimli the Dwarf. Apparently Rhys-Davies told someone person to person, so it may very well be! All calls to reach his agent have been to no avail, must wait until tuesday....we shall see

Fan Art section reworked

9/04/99, 11:05 am EST - Corvar

Calisuri and I have been slaving away making the fan art section both more usable for you, and easier to maintain for us. This reworking is complete, I hope you enjoy the fruits of our labours.

New benefits include, the ability to see just the work of a particular artist and an easier way to navigate through all of the art.

Hope you enjoy.

You can go to the Fan Art section here.

House: The Lord Of The Rings Amendment

9/04/99, 10:42 am EST - Xoanon

Now most of this tax stuff goes right over my head, but I do know that GST stands for 'Goods and Services Tax'. The NZ government is no doubt making sure that the HUGE amount of money being spent stays in NZ, and I don't really blame them. Here's what the good folks at Scoop sent me:

House: The Lord Of The Rings Amendment

Following the completion of the Government's centrepiece legislation for this session - producer board reform - MPs moved to tax legislation including a special provision to clarify the tax position of The Lord of The Rings, film production.

The law changes close a number of loopholes:

GST on purchases made overseas, but still consumed in NZ. A number of education institutions have been selling services overseas, but the students actually attend courses in New Zealand. The change attempts to clarify that GST is payable on any goods or services consumed in NZ, no matter where the payment is made.

It was noted in the House that some institutes had been charging students GST, but not passing on the money to the Government.

Clarification of tax laws to stop double deductions on film productions with a Lord of the Rings' amendment to ensure their tax position is clear.

The bill also sets the tax rates for next year and has unanimous support.

To read the article at Scoop, click here.

News for Sep. 03, 1999

Hallowe'en Contest!

9/03/99, 10:39 pm EST - Xoanon

(I like to spell it that way :)) TheOneRing.net is sponsoring the first ever LOTR Hallowe'en contest! Dress up like your favorite LOTR Character and win great prizes! More details to follow. Get those ideas ready and start up those sewing machines! More to come...

News for Sep. 02, 1999

Reel News

9/02/99, 7:02 pm EST - Xoanon

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has a small blurb about LOTR. It mentions Liv Tyler's addition to 'The Trilogy' as well as a few sound bytes from Michael DeLuca. In it Deluca talks of the decision to shoot the films back-to-back:

"It's just cheaper and you get to maintain a certain creative continuity, so it's like one epic story"

Liv in Lord, Entertainment Weekly, September 10th issue

1 Down 2 To Go.... - Updated!

9/02/99, 8:55 am EST - Xoanon

Merry, Dominic Monaghan

Harry over at AICN has confirmed that Dominic Monaghan a 22 year old actor most notably on PBS Mystery! Just look at that Hobbit Like face! Some great PJ casting going on here!

Check out the Dominic Monaghan cast page.

TheOneRing.net has placed a call with Monaghan's agent in the UK. And I will be confirming this rumor later today! (though you all know Harry, he's been 100% with LOTR casting) stay tuned! You should all love my cell phone as much as I do :)

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