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September 10, 2000 - September 20, 2000

9-20-00 Latest News

Glaurung Goes to Edoras!
Xoanon @ 9:56 am EST

Ringer Spy Glaurung visits Middle-earth and grabs his camera!

From the Depths of Angband

9-19-00 Latest News

How to be Unproductive at Work: Part III
Calisuri @ 12:09 pm EST

Well, its another slow news day.

Welcome, once again, to the third session of "How to be Unproductive at Work" compliments of TheOneRing.net.

When is the last time you checked out the fan art galleries? Check out the 11 new masterpieces added just this Sunday.

So Gamling the Old has been cast. But who is he? Discover everything you need to know about the LOTR characters in our LOTR Movie character section?

Have you ever wondered who would win in a battle royal between Sauron and Emperor Palpatine? Or maybe Pikachu and Frodo? Our Arena message board provides a forum for these fantasy battles to take place. Your input determines the winner!

Who was most responsible for the downfall of Sauron? Check out the results of this insta-poll from last november in our old polls section.

If Van Halen and the Beach Boys had to adapt the classic tune "California Girls" to include Tolkien related lyrics, how would they do it? Ringer fan Lanny Andelin takes a crack at it with "Elvish Girls" in our Creative Writing section.

How about checking out the past logs of the wildly popular Hall of Fire discussions? Maybe you want to know more about the magic of Middle-earth or the fate of the orcs. The discussions can get quite lengthy, so we conveniently provide printable versions. Hey, if you are going to slack off at work, why not use some paper too!

Does your company have a large expense account? Maybe a couple hundred thousand lying around? Did you know that you can browse Hildebrandt original paintings through TheOneRing.net? Check it out in our art and collectibles section of Shop.TheOneRing.net.

Did you know that Peter Jackson was going to do a King Kong remake before he took on Lord of the Rings? No? Make sure you keep on top of the latest Peter Jackson news at his Official fan club: The Bastards Have Landed!

Well, hopefully this will keep you occupied for a few hours. When the next slow news day comes, we vow to be there with another installment of "How to be Unproductive at Work!"

9-18-00 Latest News

LOTR Baddies playing 'Pick Up'
Xoanon @ 9:08 am EST

LOTR crewmember (extra rustler most likely) and a bunch of LOTR baddies in Porirua

From: Stuff.co.nz

Porirua fans get Rings side

Lord of the Rings fans in Porirua are getting a rare glimpse into big-budget moviemaking.

A spokeswoman for Lord of the Rings production company Three Foot Six said a small "break-off unit" was filming some "pick-up shots" at Whitirea Park over the weekend. However, by this morning the film set had swelled.

Three large marquees, eight freight trucks full of gear and several security guards this morning watched over 100 actors dressed in costume filming what appeared to be a battle scene. No big stars were visible.

Film set manager Peter Tonks refused to comment on how long the set would film in Porirua. The company's Whitireia Park Board filming permit expires on Thursday. The park is open to the public during filming.

Click here for a much larger, if fuzzy, version of the pic above.

9-17-00 Latest News

Weekly Cast Watch: September 17-23
Xoanon @ 3:03 pm EST

Sunday, September 17

Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) 'A Walk on the Moon' STARZ
Sean Bean (Boromir) 'Ronin' SHOW3 & 'Airborne' MAX
Ian Holm (Bilbo) 'Alien' KVOS
Sean Bean (Boromir) 'Stormy Monday' KXLY
Hugo Weaving (Elrond) 'Babe: Pig in the City' STARZ & 'Bedrooms & Hallways' HBOZ
Miranda Otto (Eowyn) 'The Well' SUNDAE
Elijah Wood (Frodo) 'Deep Impact' SHOW2 & 'Radio Flyer' FAM
John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) 'Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing' KSTC & 'King Solomon's Mines' KWKT
Sean Astin (Sam) 'Bulworth' MAX & 'Harrison Bergeron' WXIV
Christopher Lee (Saruman) 'Gremlins 2: The New Batch' KSWB & 'Horror Express' WNVT & 'Diagnosis: Murder' TMN
Nathaniel Lees (Ugluk) 'Bonjour Timothy' WAM

Monday, September 18

Viggo Mortensen (Aragron) 'Witness' TSO
Hugo Weaving (Elrond) 'Proof' IFC
Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) 'Elizabeth' TMC
Ian McKellen (Gandalf) 'Apt Pupil' TMC & 'Gods & Monsters' TMN
John Rhys Davies (Gimli) 'Desperado: Badlands Justice'
Sean Astin (Sam) 'Kimberly' TMC & 'Toy Soldiers' ENCACT & 'The War of the Roses' WACH & 'White Water Summer' TNTI

Tuesday, September 19

Elijah Wood (Frodo) 'Avalon' TNTI
Christopher Lee (Saruman) 'Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow' FLIX & 'Moulin Rouge' TCM
Bernard Hill (Theoden) 'The Ghost and the Darkness' WAPA
Brad Dourif (Wormtongue) 'Amos & Andrew' TNT
Sean Astin (Sam) 'Toy Soldiers' MAX

Wednesday, September 20

Ian Holm (Bilbo) 'The Last of the Blonde Bombshells' HBOPL
Ian McKellen (Gandalf) 'Gods and Monsters' SUNDAE
John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) 'Victor/Victoria' TNTI
Christopher Lee (Saruman) '1941' HBOC
Bernard Hill (Theoden) 'True Crime' HBOPL & 'William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream' HBOPL
Brad Dourif (Wormtongue) 'Murder in the First' TNT
Sean Astin (Sam) 'Like Father Like Son' TMN

Thursday, September 21

Ian Holm (Bilbo) 'eXistenZ' SHOW & 'Juggernaut' TNTI
Hugo Weaving (Elrond) 'Reckless Kelly' TMC
Elijah Wood (Frodo) 'Internal Affairs' WTVZ
Ian McKellen (Gandalf) 'Restoration' ENCORE & 'Six Degrees of Separation' TNTI
Orlando Bloom (Legolas) 'Wilde' SHOW2

Friday, September 22

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) 'And the Band Played On' LMN

Saturday, September 23

Liv Tyler (Arwen) 'Plunkett and Macleane' TMN
Sean Astin (Sam) 'Toy Soldiers' MAX

9-13-00 Latest News

The Hobbits are Coming!
Xoanon @ 5:17 pm EST

Great big REAL pics from Vanity Fair! This is sooooo smacktacular!!!

Vanity Fair shows us our real first look at Ian McKellen (Gandalf) Liv Tyler (Arwen) and Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) as well as the Hobbit boys, Elijah Wood (Frodo) Billy Boyd (Pippin) Dominic Monaghan (Merry) and Sean Astin (Sam). Lets hope the next time Vanity Fair will give them the cover!


9-11-00 Latest News

Another reason to go to school: Advance screenings of LOTR!
Tehanu @ 4:45 pm EST

YouthStream Media Networks and New Line Cinema Sign Multi-Picture Deal to Promote the Hottest Releases on Campuses Across the Country

New Line Commits 10 Films for Advance Screenings at YouthStream's On-Campus Network Event Theaters
Sept. 11, 2000-- YouthStream Media Networks an integrated media and marketing services company targeting teens and young adults, today announces a partnership with New Line Cinema in which YouthStream's Network Event Theater division (NET) will premiere 10 future New Line releases on college campuses across the country.

Utilizing its theater network on nearly 80 campuses,including many of the largest colleges and universities in the country, YouthStream will advance screen ten New Line releases over an 18-month period. New Line's slate of upcoming films includes Adam Sandler's Little Nicky, Thirteen Days, starring Kevin Costner, and the highly-anticipated The Lord of the Rings.

In addition to screening its films on campuses, New Line will promote the films to students using YouthStream's integrated on-campus media properties, which include the country's leading college newspaper advertising service, the country's leading campus postering service, and the largest network of on-campus wallboards. YouthStream will also provide New Line with online advertising and promotion on sixdegrees and Teen.com, YouthStream's online communities.

9-10-00 Latest News

Weekly Cast Watch Sept 10-16
Xoanon @ 12:02 pm EST

Sunday, September 10

David Wenham (Faramir) in 'The Boys' channel 4, UK

Sean Astin (Sam) in 'Toy Soldiers', Cinemax

Monday, September 11

Ian Holm (Bilbo) in 'The Last of the Blonde Bombshells', TMN

Tuesday, September 12

Ian Holm (Bilbo) in 'Hamlet', KTLA 5

Wednesday, September 13

John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) in 'Firewalker' KTLA 5

Brad Dourif (Grima) in 'Childs Play', TMN

Liv Tyler (Arwen) in 'Cookies Fortune', Cinemax

Sean Astin (Sam) in 'Bulworth', Cinemax

Thursday, September 14

Friday, September 15

Sean Astin (Sam) in 'Toy Soldiers', Cinemax

Saturday, September 16

Liv Tyler (Arwen) in 'Silent Fall', KCOP 13

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