Tube Watch of Nov. 26-Dec. 11, 1997

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Hello Fellow Xenites and Hercules fans!

These Tube Watch reports follow the stars and guest-stars of the 2 best shows on TV: Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. There is A LOT of upcoming information of when they will be on TV, movies in the theaters, and otherwise. I try to fill these reports with trivia, spoilers, and MORE. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to write to me to let me know how you liked it or how I could improve. I welcome all feedback and hope you will write if there is anything missing or if I had any info wrong. Thanks!

Each Tube Watch Update is New and Different!!! Some of my older ones still have info in them that will never expire, so if you want to check out some of my past reports; here are the links to the Update of OCT. 25th, Sept. 27th, Sept. 7th, July 18th , July 1st, and June 17th.

A HUGE THANKS to Mich for doing the HTML and Wesser for providing the space!!! And a SPECIAL THANKS to my younger sister Jillian who helped type A LOT of this info, without her help, this Update would never have gotten Updated!!!

MANY THANKS go out to Michael Martinez of XOR(Xena Online Resources), who was GRACIOUS enough to take both Kathy's Xena Resource Central and the older ALWheaties Tube Watch Reports under his wing!!! Xena Online Resources has an index of almost 700 Web sites, mailing lists, chat rooms, and other online resources.

GREAT NEWS!!! Kathy Doerr is BACK ONline!!! Check out her new look that she gave to Xena Resource Central !!! She is back, but not able to do all the Updates. YEAH for Kathy being back!!!

Most of the <<spoilers>> either came from TV Guide Online, Click TV or a Cable movie guide and the Internet Movie Database. There is a What's on Xena/Herk section, various actors sections and other Herk and Xena related/linked topics, Convention and Club section, Merchandise Section, Spy Game sections and will be at the bottom of this listing. Also, at the bottom of this listing (after my sig line) I have a little bit about the rewarding trip I took to Washington D.C. to help the homeless. This section will be a "Xenites and Herk Fans Helping Others" Section from now on…


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The first section contains links to all the sections of the report and all the stars with upcoming appearance info included within this report. The second section provides a convenient alphabetical listing for all the stars appearing within this current report. And the third section provides a convenient alphabetical listing for the remaining names of guest-stars who are not included in this current report. Please inform me if there are any guest-stars you want included in my research, but are not currently listed below in either section. Thanks!!


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Guest-stars listed in this alphabetical section were researched, but current appearance info was not located for them. Therefore, no info is presented for the following guest-stars within this current report. The names are listed alphabetically for your convenience. So please check to see if you want any additional guest stars included in the Tube Watch research. Thanks!!


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Prior Tube Watch Reports


Update of October 25 / Update of September 27

Update of September 7 / Update of July 18

Update of July 1st / Update of June 17th

A GREAT web site that has HELPED me know the guest-star's names and characters on Xena is The Credits Guide!!! Another GREAT site is BethD's Cast Index!!! It has all the actors from H:TLJ in Alphabetical order and Next to their name is the H:TLJ episodes they've been in. Another GREAT site is Sorsha's Hercules Credits Page !!! If you want to know a certain H:TLJ actor's name by what episode/movie they've been in, this is the place to go.

Another GREAT web site that has HELPED me A LOT is the Internet Movie Database!!! You can search for info on anyone and they will give you their Filmography! To make a search for an actor/actress/movie/or TV show, go to the IMDB Search Engine !!!


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Xena: Warrior Princess for the week beginning 11/24 is a repeat of the episode "The Furies" <<Syndication's top-rated heroine returns for her third season---and promptly loses her mind. Xena's immortal enemy Ares (Kevin Smith), enlists the aid of the Furies for his latest assault. The three curse-enforcing goddesses declare that the Warrior Princess has committed "a terrible crime. She will be punished by persecution and madness." Just what is the "terrible crime"? Gabrielle investigates and discovers that Xena had failed to avenge the murder of her father. That's certainly news to Xena: she didn't know that her father had been murdered, much less the identity of the killer. Cyrene: Darien Takle. Alecto: Asa Lindh.>> <<Xena battles Ares, the god of war, in an attempt to save her sanity from the curse of the Furies and the life of her mother, Cyrene>> I STILL haven't seen this one yet where I was at the VF Con when it aired…Can't wait to FINALLY see it!!! It was during the closing credits that Lucy did a public service announcement to oppose Domestic Violence. See Lucy's section for more info…

Xena: Warrior Princess for the week beginning 12/1 is a repeat of the episode "Been There, Done That" <<Shades of Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day": Xena, Gabrielle and Joxer (Ted Raimi) get mixed up with two feuding families on a day that repeats itself over and over again. Tybelus: Deverick Williams. Neron: Joseph Murray. Hermia: Rebakah Davies.>> I LOVED this ep.!!! At the VF Con, Renee said that this is her new favorite episode and I know why!!! It was GREAT and so FUNNY!!! Certainly 1 not to miss again!!!

GREAT behind the scenes pix of the Xena ep. "King of Assassins" can be found at: BCCentral Whoosh! has info on all past and upcoming Xena episodes!!! They are also branching out and including Hercules episodes as well!!!


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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys for the week beginning 11/24 is a repeat of the episode "Beanstalks and Bad Eggs" <<The fourth season begins with Our Hero (Kevin Sorbo) climbing a beanstalk on a playful, effects-filled adventure. Herc and his kleptomaniac pal Autolycus (Bruce Campbell) find a nasty giant named Typhoon. The fourth season begins with Our Hero, Typhoon (Glenn Shadix) and the kidnapped damsel Lianna (Kerry Gallagher) in a castle in the clouds. They also find three golden eggs, which hatch into mischievous, munchkinlike Harpies (they're half-bird, half-human) named Fe, Fi and Fofum. But when Harpies mature, they're more than just mischievous, so Herc must find a way to keep them off the beanstalk and away from Earth. He and Autolycus must also instruct Typhoon about love. It turns out that he's not so nasty after all---and he likes Lianna, who has developed a grudging fondness for him.>> I missed this one too where I was at the VF Con and am GLAD for a 2nd chance!!! I CAN'T WAIT to see this!!! Bruce is SO GREAT as Autolycus!!! This is bound to be a GREAT and not to mention FUNNY episode!!!

For some GREAT behind the scenes pix of H:TLJ's "Beanstalks and Bad Eggs" at: BCCentral

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys for the week beginning 12/1 is a repeat of the episode "Hero's Heart" <<Iolaus (Michael Hurst) loses his confidence after he loses his grip and a woman he was trying to save falls to her death. So he decides to get out of the hero business. Then he loses his memory. Fortune: Lori Dungey. Zeno: Barry Spring. Thanatos: Stephen Butterworth.>> I did see this one!!! It was a GREAT episode!!! Iolaus looses his memory and finds out what it's like to be on the wrong side of the law…

For Behind the Scenes of Upcoming Herk eps. "Men IN PINK" and "Yes, Virginia, There Really Is a Hercules"; Check out BCCentral !!! You won't BELIEVE what you'll see!!!


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Check out XENA MEDIA REVIEW (XMR) for past articles on Everything Xena!!!

Check out This Month's WHOOSH! There are MANY GREAT articles this month!!! As for the Interviews:
Bret Ryan Rudnick brings us: An Interview with Hudson Leick(Callisto) and An Interview with Robert Trebor(Salmoneus, Walin), Part 1 of 2!!!

Check out MY VF Con. Report in This Month's Issue of Whoosh on the Road!!!

Thanks to Beth Gaynor who posted that we can: "Listen to Auckland radio!!! An Auckland pop radio station sends its broadcast over RealAudio on the web. If you have a decent connection speed (mine plays pretty well at 28.8), you can listen to Auckland radio." Check out Beth's site called Rate-A-Xena

GREAT News from the Danielle Cormack Fan Club!!! "And HERC/XENA folks did well in technical categories -- Best TV Camera, Donald Duncan -- Best TV Design, Robert Gillies, Best TV costume design, N'gila Dickson in New Zealand's most prestigious Film/Television awards!"

There's a Mania Interview With Xena Director Michael Levine and there's also an entire Q+A .

Check out The Xena Online Adventure !!! "Get ready for the ultimate excitement in the Xena Online Adventure! This 3 level shockwave game is easily the most challenging adventure around. Race to the castle, battle the evil guards, defeat Callisto, and save Gabrielle from certain doom! Are you up for the challenge?"

Check out the THE HISTORY OF XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS is located at: Xena Online Resources !!! Check out New Zealand on the web !!!

Thanks to bthorp for letting me know, "I read an article in either the Nov or Dec issue of SciFi Universe. The cover is yellow and is titled Ripley Is Back. Ther is a picture of Sigorney Weaver on the cover. The article is on page 26. It is about how Xena and Hercules are the top two Syndicated TV shows. It only has a few lines. It is not a complete article about just them. There is a good picture of Xena and another picture of Hercules.

I got a letter from my Mania Newsletter saying that they've come out with a "Hercules The Legendary Journeys #3 (Gold Edition). The very first appearance of Xena is here in this special Limited Gold Edition of Hercules The Legendary Journeys #3! Check it out at Mania !!!

Thanks to Beth for posting about a funny Herc and Xena commercial they showed in her area!!! "A week or two ago I posted a message asking whether our local station was really the ones who made up a truly goofy Hercules and Xena commercial that they were running. Apparently so, since all I got in responses was requests to see it. So, onto the web it goes! I have the commercial converted to Quicktime and available at Rate-a-Xena . I've included the transcript again below for those who want to decide whether it's worth the download; the movie file is pretty big at 4.6 megs. Personally, I think it's well worth the time; the ad is a hoot. Have fun! --Beth

The commercial is done to a can-can style song, and a man and woman sing along as "Hercules" and "Xena." They're not even trying to sound like the real thing, they're just providing the voices. While the song is going on, the screen is showing tons of fast-moving, appropriate clips to the words. Things in ((brackets)) are paraphrased by me. The name labels, H and X, are added by me to clarify. But the words themselves appear as subtitles on the bottom of the screen - including the comic-book cussing.

H: I am Hercules. Watch me kick thugs into trees

X: Hi, my name is Xena - I can flip without a tramp-o-lin-a

H: Yeah, but can you push back stones? Or throw guys onto neighbors homes?

X: I can save my friends from death And win a swordfight in one breath

H: I trip bad guys!

X: I jump on the culprits eyes!

H: My creeps are worse!

X: I prepare mine for a hearse!

H: I'm a big hunk!

X: I don't stand for macho junk! ((at this point, the music continues but the singing died somewhere around the word "macho"))

H: Bring it on - +#!@!! ((fight sounds during the music finale, the real Xena's war cry, then some final thumping and brawling during...))

Watch Hercules and Xena Kick medieval butt...Tuesdays from 8-10 pm WB53 WWHO Followed by Ricki Lake ((Some final noises of "Stop it!" followed by "ow!" "ow." from our two 'heroes.'))


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Jay Laga'aia is Really GREAT as Draco on X:WP!!! He was in some episodes of The Further Adventures of the Black Stallion. I'm not sure which episodes, but the show is being aired on the Odyssey Channel on every Mon-Fri at 3PM and Saturdays at Noon. He also plays Senior Constable Tommy Travita in the Australian TV show called Water Rats. Thanks to Mona for sending me the URL!!!

I was SO EXCITED to get a letter from him!!! Here's what his 1st letter said: " hi angela. i was having a quiet surf on the net when i came across your page and i must admit that it great reading. my name is jay lagaaia better known to you probably as draco. i live in australia, where i have been filming a police drama called waterrats. it's about the sydney water police. i play senior constable tommy tavita . i drive the police launch around sydney harbour catch crooks and fishing dead bodies out of the harbour. ( just pretending. ) i take a couple of weeks off every now and again to go back to new zealand, ( where i am from,) to film xena. keep up the good work. jay lagaaia."

In the 2nd letter, Jay shares with us some Behind the Scenes info of Xena and Hercules!!! Not only that, Jay has agreed to do an interview with me for Whoosh! He is a GREAT guy and so NICE of him to do this!!! " don't know if you're interested to know that xena has just started filming their big musical episode. yep you heard right. the entire show is sung. over the recent break the crew have been working on another pilot show called amazon high. directed by micheal hurst (herc's trusty sidekick iolas.) speaking of which, kevin sorbo has strained his shoulder so bad that he will have to take at least a month off. so they have been using the young hercules in a couple of episodes and also kevin smith will feature heavily in upcoming shows. i think the funniest thing about both xena and hercules is that i am either related, dated, friend or foe of about every cast and crew member of the these two mighty shows. well better get going lots of villagers to strike fear into. till i scratch the net. catch you on the rebound...jay alias draco."

Thanks to Laine R Lawless for an interesting post about "The Real DRACO: DRACO drew up the first code of laws for the Athenians in 620 B.C.E. Solon repealed many of his laws since they were judged to be too harsh. Death was the penalty for practically everything from petty offenses like idleness and stealing to more serious crimes like sacrilege and murder. Asked why we assigned the death penalty to so many crimes, Draco said: "Small ones deserve that, and I have no higher for the greater crimes." It is from Draco's name that we get the word "Draconian," referring to unusually harsh punishments or laws."

Thanks to Boeotian, Librarian Sidekick for his post: "I remember a story about Draco the Lawgiver I read in an old-fashioned history book. A man was brought before Draco charged with murder. The defendant had quarelled with a man who had subsequently disappeared. No body had been found but the defendant had had opportunity to dispose of the body. Draco found him guilty and sentenced him to death. Just before the man was to be executed, the man who had disappeared showed up. He had taken a journey without telling anyone. The officer in charge of the execution took both men to Draco. Draco then ordered all three men executed. 1. The original defendant was executed because he had been sentenced to death and nothing could change that. 2. The officer in charge of the execution was executed for failing to carry out his orders. 3. The man who had disappeared was executed for causing the deaths of two innocent men."

Check out TV Guide Online 's description of Jay's 1988 movie The Navigator: A MEDIEVAL ODYSSEY!!! Jay plays Jay in the movie. : ) Check out this site on Jay at the Kiwi Lounge !!!


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Jeremy Callaghan was GREAT as Palaemon in the X:WP ep."Blind Faith"!!! He is also in the show Water Rats as Kevin Holloway. Check out this site on Jeremy at the Kiwi Lounge !!!


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Patrick Smith was GREAT as Dolas in the X:WP ep. "Dreamworker" and Glauce in the ep. "Warrior...Princess", the rich Merchant who was trying to keep the 2 countries apart!! He plays the Postman who comes in the very end of the episode to talk to the mother in the Ray Bradbury ep. "Fee Fi Fo Fum" which also stars LUCY LAWLESS!!! See time in her section below.

Patrick plays Pale Man in the Ray Bradbury ep.#51 "THE LONELY ONE" shown on the Sci-Fi Channel on Dec. 11(2:30PM). <<Several women try to decide whether to walk to a movie since there is a serial killer on the loose in the town. Although her companions are reluctant to go, one of the women insists.>>


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Lucy Lawless plays Liddy Barton in the Ray Bradbury ep. #63 "Fee Fie Foe Fum" from 10/28/1992 which also stars Jean Stapleton of All in the Family fame!!! shown on the Sci-Fi Channel on Dec. 18(2:30PM). <<A mother (Stapleton) lives in fear of her free-loading son-in-law who she thinks is after her money and her house. Although her daughter (LUCY) tries to reassure her, the mother's fears are increased after the son-in-law installs a supercharged new garbage disposal in the house where the three of them live.>> Kind of a strange story, but GREAT to see LUCY in an early pre-Xena role!!! In the credits, they list her as Supporting Cast. It also stars X:WP alum Patrick Smith(see section above). He plays the Postman who comes in the very end of the episode to talk to the mother.

Lucy played Sarah McFee in an episode of the TV show Adventures of the Black Stallion called "Riding the Volcano". The Odyssey channel airs the Adventures of the Black Stallion every Mon-Fri at 3PM and Saturdays at Noon. They don't have an episode guide, but sooner or later it is bound to be aired.

Thanks to bthorp for letting me know that "Lucy Lawless will also be in the TV Guide next week due out Nov. 11-17. The article is the 20 sexiest men and women on TV." This is GREAT NEWS!!! But if you missed it, you check out the big picture of Lucy in the sexystar issue, go to TV Guide Online !!! In case you missed the issue on the stands, you can see a copy of the printed feature at TV Guide Online !!!

From Sharon(Creation): LUCY LAWLESS LENDS HER VOICE TO OPPOSE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; AUSTIN, Oct. 3, Ellen Rubenstein Fisher, director of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, announced today that Lucy Lawless has added her voice to the many others speaking out during October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Lawless, star of the hit syndicated series "Xena: Warrior Princess," filmed a 30-second public service announcement that aired during the broadcast of the third season premiere of "Xena." In the PSA, Lawless says: "On 'Xena,' our battles are make believe and no one gets hurt. At the end of the day, we take off our costumes and we go home. In real life, domestic violence injures and kills. But you can get help -- and you don't need Xena's superhuman powers. You have a weapon that she doesn't -- the telephone. If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-SAFE. Your call will be answered day or night, in English or Spanish. Xena would want you to call. So do I."

"We appreciate Lucy's generosity in donating her time and talents to help us publicize the Hotline number and services," said Fisher. "Lucy is an incredibly strong role model who inspires women to take positive actions in their lives. We felt that she could deliver our message in a way that would increase public awareness of the Hotline."

"As a celebrity, I've been asked to support many causes," Lawless said. "I feel that my role as Xena can be most effectively used to empower people to take charge of their lives. People need to know that they have choices and that the Hotline is there for them."

"The Hotline is here to help callers plan for their safety and that of their children," said Fisher. "If they need to talk about a violent relationship or their growing fear of a partner, I urge them to call the Hotline or their local domestic violence program. People who care are standing by to answer the phones." The Hotline also assists callers who are family members or friends with concerns about a loved one. The Hotline may be reached by calling 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or, for the deaf, 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).

Since the opening of the Hotline on Feb. 21, 1996, staff and volunteers have answered 141,760 calls (through Sept. 25, 1997). The staff and volunteers who answer the phones are trained to provide crisis intervention, information and referrals to local programs. The Hotline has the largest database of local domestic violence programs in the nation. The National Domestic Violence Hotline was established under the Violence Against Women Act and is funded by governmental, foundation, corporate and individual support."

Lucy finished starring as Rizzo(or as someone put it on one of the mail lists: Rixxo) in the Broadway production of Grease!!! She was doing 8 shows a week from Sept. 2 until Oct. 19!!! Boy! What a schedule!!! My mom, sister, a friend and I went to see her on Oct. 7 and was LUCKY enough to get FRONT row Center stage seats!!! I even got to meet Lucy!!! I waited for 2 hours and as she was signing my picture I said, "THANKYOU LUCY"!!! She said in her BEAUTIFUL kiwi accent, "It's My Pleasure" and smiled!!! I was so EXCITED, but got tired of being pushed, so I left my prime spot and to my dismay... Renee and MommaROC came a short time later. I should've stayed where I was!!! Oh, well!!! The SHOW WAS GREAT!!! I hope you all had a chance to see it!!!

And Thanks to Vesper for posting: "there is a very short Quicktime video of LL singing in Grease at the CNN Interactive site.

Lucy will be in an Upcoming book entitled: 'The Women of Xena'!!! See Hudson's section for more info. Check out WB39 WDZL's September 22 AOL Chat Trascript!!! It has 4 pictures of Lucy taken during the Chat!!! Lucy is on UTV's Who's Hot list for December 1996!!!

A GREAT site to find out more about Lucy/Xena is Tom's Xena Page !!! Another GREAT site is Gabbygab and Mariner's Look at Xena: Warrior Princess !!! Also check out A Day in the Life...(of a Xena Addict) !!! Another GREAT site is Logomancy !!! Check out Jill's Xena Page for lots-o-links!!! Another GREAT site is Lucy Lawless Info Site !!!

Thanks to Sylvia who posted "New Xenaland has got together to bring you a few jpgs from Lucy's interview on Holmes TV1 NZ . If you want to know who we are :-) go to New Xenaland . We thank Jester for scanning the pictures. Enjoy!"

Thanks to Kate for posting the Transcript of interview with Susan Wood and Lucy Lawless on the Holmes show, TV1, Thursday 29/10/97. Holmes is a 1/2 hour show that runs after the news hour and its usual host Paul Holmes does interviews with the newsmakers, as well as human interest stories and a bit of tabloid TV thrown in as well. TV1 is the state owned but commercially run channel, its overseas owned rival TV3 shows Xena:WP (hence the focus on Grease and not on X:WP). The interview with LL was promoted heavily during the news and at the start of the Holmes show they cut to a live feed of Lucy in the TVNZ building making her way to the studio.

Susan Woods: Here is Lucy Lawless she has just been spotted down the hall and she is making her way toward us. Cut to shot of Lucy peering around a corner and she says "I blend in perfectly here to the paint at TVNZ². Lucy was wearing a light blue jacket (which matched the walls exactly), a white shirt and there were no rings on any fingers; They did another promo before the ad break:

SW: Next on the programme yes fresh from a Broadway production of Grease, taking a rest from the grueling production schedule of Xena, Lucy Lawless joins me live in the studio cut to shot of LL as Rizzo singing Greased Lightening. (Ad break)

SW: Well who would American kids most like to have to play at their house? First Chelsea Clinton fair enough, second Tiger Woods, you can understand that third a New Zealander that's right New Zealander Lucy Lawless, she laughs, their fathers probably wouldn't mind either, this is Hunter Wells writing that our producer that of course it is probably from his heart, that is all of course from a recent poll in America's People magazine. Anyhow Lucy Lawless is back home from Broadway from enormous success in Grease. She of course started in the ASB bank ads then she became, and you probably don't want to be reminded of this, Mrs. New Zealand, Xena of course Warrior Princess the American TV show that has propelled her to superstardom and she has even been called an icon of the 1990s by Ms Magazine, she joins me now obviously, as I keep referring off to the left here. How are you?

LL: Hi Susan, great thank you

SW: Welcome home

LL: Thank you

SW: Ok, Grease, you are on the stage, live audience, you have had a thing I read about singing live for a little while

LL: I did I stop-, I sta-started as a teenager singing lessons and I think in a way it kind of shut me down I don't know if it's a good idea for kids to study so hard so young, but it was me driving myself and I think I gave myself a bit of a phobia so um for me the main reason I took Grease was to overcome this block I had about singing in public and it really forced me through that, I ah I had to get up and perform eight shows a week whether we were sick tired it you know just didn¹t matter you, the show must go on

SW: -to sellout audiences I read

LL: Yeah it got, initially initially it sold out there was a very slow period because ah that's traditionally the dead time of the year when everybody goes back to school but ah the houses filled up pretty quickly and stayed full for the whole run so that was just wonderful

SW: And more importantly you enjoyed it

LL: Yeah I, you know what, the truth is, the truth that is I'm glad I did it and I'm really glad it's over too (SW laughs) and the further I get away from it the rosier the whole thing seems to me it was it was really hard work but it I loved the people there you wouldn't believe it but the people on Broadway are um they are totally non bitchy you wouldn't expect that from theatre you know I'm from a not from a theatre background, so um they were really busted my preconceptions about ah people in theatre, it was marvelous

SW: A lovely picture, I was reading about you today your mother painted a picture in my mind a ten year old girl standing on the coffee table with a seashell (LL: yeah) for a microphone you have come aways haven't you?

LL: Yeah my friend Michelle and I used adapt (SW: laugh) plays from kids stories. I think I was ten when I first discovered oh I really I like that, that performance um in um it was a school performance of a parable the prodigal son at my primary (laugh) school and I played yet another bad girl the one who rips off the prodigal son off and I remember the moment I remember what I was wearing where I was standing in my room when I thought wow I really like this performing thing it wasn't as scary as I thought.

SW: Is Xena a bad girl? She is sort of a bad good girl isn't she?

LL: She's trying very hard to be good but I think that is part of her appeal is that we can all relate to the flawed hero and ah she's not the man in the white hat and you don't know quite which way she is going to jump so um and the other thing is that this show is absolutely this show is absolutely not to be shak-taken seriously so um I love it I wouldn't give up my day job for anything (laugh)

SW: Even if it does mean crawling through tunnels with rats dropped down on your head

LL: Yeah

SW: That's extraordinary

LL:-rats eels, flaming branches you know (laughs) everything gets thrown at you

SW: It was just the rats that got me I have got to say. You are in the 50 most beautiful people in the world list. You are as I said one of the (LL laughs) - don't laugh- why do you laugh, is it, are you it is vaguely embarrassing

LL: Umm you know it's not, but it has all the aspects of fame, and you will know this, have nothing to do with who you really are in your real life and you are certainly not famous in your own living room and kitchen and um it's just the spectacl- it's just the kind of, the abstract concept that you could be um considered one of the most beautiful people- or famous or just celebrity is um not something you experience in your daily life generally and when I go to work I'm just Lucy and um when I go home I'm just Mum

SW: This is an extraordinary thing though, you are you know you are an Auckland girl, as I am, as a lot of people watching you tonight are and you are world famous on a huge international stage with thousand of young actresses doing anything to get there and there you are.

LL: Yeah I can't I can't believe it I can't believe it myself, but it's terrific what would you rather be? Sort of anonymous, penniless-

SW: - absolutely not

LL:- and without a job. I tried that and this is still more pleasant.

SW: Got to ask you, Donald Trump (LL: Yeah) what did he really say to you?

LL: (sighs humf ) I was staying at his hotel and he rang up just to ask if everybody was treating me well and ah and simply asked out, asked me out for a drink and he was perfectly civil and um I know people would love me to dish some bit of dirt on him but I just have none to offer

SW: interesting man, charming man?

LL: (pause) ah charming maybe not interesting (both laugh)

SW: What does that mean?

LL: Ahhh hm well what does that mean, well he was very generous with his information about how much he paid for buildings and things but um ah I guess I don't belong to that world you know (laugh)

SW: You are not motivated by money at all are you?

LL: Umm no I mean I try not to be naive about it, I know the value of money, I know the value of um fame, of celebrity and its commercial and it tells you that your show is doing well and you have to service it in some measure but um money shouldn't be your primary decision making ah tool or a you know it shouldn't be what drives you.

SW: The cost to your private life, your daughter Daisy there is a cost there is a cost for all women who chose to work. Do you feel that heavily that cost, the guilt I mean?

LL: I have done, it took me a long time to get used to working um there is a cost for everybody in your family because um very often you will be built up in the press and every now and again they will dress you down you know they keep you ebbing and flowing in popularity, it gives them more pages to fill or whatever but um that can impact on people that you care about, I try not to take it too seriously and indeed try not to even read it because they are very liberal with quotations marks you know and on the occasions that I have read these things it's been embarrassing it can be embarrassing the quotes that they will attribute to you and you know you never said them and they will cobble stories together from interviews you might have done and kind of fill in the blanks on their own, that's my feeling but um again it is not to be taken seriously because, after all, magazines or even magazine style television shows no body remembers what anybody said they just remember the pictures perhaps and the overall feeling of celebrity so um I and I encourage my family not to, if they must read it, not to take it too seriously

SW: Finally, a happy note wedding bells

LL: Yes!

SW: When? can you have you set a date?

LL: We are trying to set a date for ah early next year

SW: Daisy's happy, you're happy?

LL: She's very happy, I'm very happy

SW: Life is looking good

LL: Life's marvellous

SW: Welcome home and thanks very much for coming in.

LL: A pleasure and thanks for having me

SW: It has been wonderful. (to camera) Well we dumped the Spice Girls, we were going to promo the Spice girls (to LL) but I think you are better than the Spice girls personally, there you go (to camera) Paul is back in the chair tomorrow I see you at Breakfast at 7 tomorrow. That's Holmes tonight.


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Kevin Sorbo will be in a re-run of Entertainers shown on on Nov. 29(3:06AM) on WTNH(local ABC channel). <<Actors Kevin Sorbo (``Kull the Conqueror''), Michelle Pfeiffer (``A Thousand Acres''), Steven Seagal (``Fire Down Below''), Kevin Kline (``In & Out''), Chris Tucker (``Money Talks''), Jamie Foxx (``The Jamie Foxx Show''), Andy Garcia.>>

>From a Sept. 9th post on the Hercules Netforum: Olympiana tells us: "As many of you know Kevin suffered from an aneurysm in his left shoulder which sent some blood clots down into his left arm. He did not suffer a stroke as some publications have reported. I've also heard they are blaming steroids and that is not true because Kevin does not use them. Kevin is almost back to his old self. I've been told he looks good. If you would like to send cards, flowers, etc. Kevin has requested that you send them to his manager Beverlee Dean at her office, 8924 Clifton Way, Suite 103, Beverly Hills, California 90211

>From a Oct 26 post, Michael Martinez lets us know that there "More Info On Kevin's Decision to leave "Black Dog" found at ASK MARILYN column in E! Online."

Thanks to Olympiana for her Nov 4 Update on Kevin! "I know everyone has been very concerned about Kevin. Kevin's manager, Beverlee, asked me to forward this message: As everyone knows Kevin has been working very hard these past years and he ended up with a blood clot. With little rest he went to Atlanta to film "Black Dog" and it was too soon for him. Kevin is resting before he starts filming Hercules again. The doctor has assured him he'll be fine. He's leaving around the 15th for New Zealand. He has one week off there before he jumps back into Hercules. Kevin is very excited to get back to the Hercules set. He feels at home and knows without Hercules he would not have had the great success in his career and we would not have gotten to know him. Kevin is very grateful to everyone for his birthday gifts and get well wishes. It would take him forever to thank everyone. Getting ready for Hercules is Kevin's number one priority and that is what he is concentrating on right now."

Jay Laga'aia (Draco) mentioned Kevin in a letter to me: "Kevin sorbo has strained his shoulder so bad that he will have to take at least a month off. so they have been using the young hercules in a couple of episodes and also kevin smith will feature heavily in upcoming shows."

Thanks to Baucis for his post saying "To everyone who LOVES Kevin Sorbo go out and buy this magazine.(SFX). It the November issue of SFX mag. #31. Cost $6.95 in the US and 2.95 in the UK. Kevin is on the Cover and his pictures is on pages 5,23,68-73 & 91. Here is just some of what he said: "20 YEARS FROM NOW COLLEGE KIDS WHO AREN'T EVEN BORN YET WILL BE WATCHING THIS SHOW IN RERUNS, & I'LL BE SITTING SOMEWHERE WITH A BIG BEER BELLY SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS." "I BELIEVE IN MY ABILITES. I BELIEVE I CAN PLAY A BLACK PREGANANT WOMAN, SO LEAVE ME ALONE." "WHAT MAKES MAKES ME SO MAD ARE THE EMMY NOMINATIONS. WE GET SNUBBED LEFT, RIGHT AND CENTER." KEVIN SORBO

You can see Kevin's photo on the 'My Star Photo' page at E! Online !!!

From the VF Con. I learned that Kevin is known to help move props in between takes. A slide of Kevin and Sam Jenkins from H:TLJ "Prince Hercules"…first episode they met and talk of a possible marriage, but not OFFICIALLY known yet. Also, I found out that Kevin directed the H:TLJ ep. "The Apple".

A GREAT web site devoted to Kevin/Hercules is MsMoo's Sorbo's Dream !!! Another GREAT site for both shows is Matt's Page !!! Also, check out Xenallison's Page for Hercules and Xena Links!!! Kevin is on UTV's Who's Hot list for June 1997!!!

Kevin Sorbo International Fan Club, PO Box 410, Buffalo Center, IA 50424 sorbofanclub@worldnet.att.net hotline 612-953-4179 "Be Strong in a World That's Weak"


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Renee O'Connor's appearance in the ep. "Oscar Myer Weiner" was #10 in the series. My guess in the last Tube Watch Report was that it would air on the 29th, not bad if I do say so myself. ; ) It will be shown on Nov. 29(10pm on WTNH=My local ABC station) and on Nov 29(11:30pm on WCBS=My local CBS station), on Dec. 6(9pm) on WBNE, Dec. 7(11:30pm) on WCBS. Check your area for station and times. <<The detectives investigate a multiple homicide in the high-rent district; Licalsi is ordered to go undercover to infiltrate the mob, and Kelly (David Caruso) doesn't conceal his feelings about it; Sipowicz tries to track down an Oscar stolen from a veteran screenwriter. Rebecca Sloan: Renee O'Connor.>> This is GREAT news to those of us who never saw this ep.!!! I did get to see it when it aired on FX. She had only a small part in the middle of the episode. She played Rebecca Sloane, the daughter of a rich family that was murdered. Even though it was a small role, it was GREAT to see her!!! She's TRULY GREAT actress and I'm so GLAD we have her as Gabrielle!!! Thanks to Bello for the Heads Up on this one!!! Bello also mentions that in his area (Dallas) that they're not showing the NYPD Blue eps. in order, so double check for your area!!!

Renee plays Laurie Brinkman in the movie Darkman II: The Return of Durant shown on Dec. 4(8pm) on HBO3. Kim Delaney(NYPD Blue) is also in the movie as a journalist.<<Scientist Peyton Westlake once again battles his arch nemesis, who was presumed dead in a helicopter crash.>> I think that this is a really good movie! Renee was GREAT in it!!! She played Dieneira in the movie Hercules and the Lost Kingdom. They liked her so much they asked her to do this movie which then became the role of Gabrielle on Xena! I'm so GLAD they chose Renee!!! I can't think of anyone else who could play her role nearly as well as she does!!!

The New Paper (Singapore) (Singapore Press Holdings) article on Renee has 3 pictures(2 of Renee and 1 of Lucy) and audio clips so that you can hear parts of the interview!!! Thanks to Jacqueline for writing me to tell me that the link to Renee's article in The New Paper is no longer good!!! The little clip about the article was still listed that read: "Hit with fish, left in coffin Click on the icon to hear clips of the interview The stars of the number 1 syndicated TV show in the US, Xena: Warrior Princess, trooped out to meet their fans in New York and Valley Forge earlier this month. The actress, famous for her role as Xena's sidekick, ... Date: October 28, 1997" Michelle was kind enough to write me back in my search as to what happened to the article…" Hi Angela! Thanks for writing again. The Renee O'Connor interview will be up on our website soon. We are currently revamping our pages and it'll take a little time to do the archived pages. Please bear with us. Yes, I wrote the article. I had a wonderful time in the US and chatting with Ms O'Connor was a great experience as I love the show too. The duo have been featured in our local papers at least eight times, so I guess they really are popular here. I'll email you once the page is up again. Till later! Michelle Ang; Journalist; The New Paper; Singapore"

Thanks to Griller who helped spread the word on the interview date change!!! Here's a clip of a letter he got from Kelly: "Don't worry. These interviews are legit. Both pieces are a lot of fun. You won't want to miss them." Thanks go out to Kelly for writing to me about the interview!!! "If you could post this change to the "Xena Grapevine" and your ALWheaties Tube Watch website, I'd really appreciate it. Please spread the word and thanks for your support." Thanks to Shary for posting the letter she got from Kelly: "There is a company that makes copies of the pieces, but they charge $$ for them. Their name is Video Monitoring Services and their number is 215-569-4990. It is possible that the transcripts will be available on our website, the day the pieces air. You can also check out our website for more info. at www.wb17.com or AOL keyword WB 17; Thanks, Kelly" Thanks to Bardstormy for posting that the WB17 Renee O'Connor Interview is UP!!! "Get ROC's take on her feelings about Gabrielle and the writers' directions for her this season."

Thanks to NEWSCAT for posting on Nov. 10: "From this coming weekend's USA Weekend: Question: Renee O'Connor is terrific as sidekick Gabrielle on the popular syndicated series Xena: Warrior Princess. Are she and star Lucy Lawless friends in real life? Does she do her own stunts? -- Robin Goodman, Des Plaines, Ill. Answer: You bet she does. To stay in shape for rigorous fight scenes, the 26-year-old Texan jogs, rock-climbs and takes kickboxing lessons. Kickboxing helps her control her kicks. "I wanted to keep from hitting the stunt men in the wrong places. One to many mistakes and they lose their sense of humor," O'Connor jokes. Her costumes have been redesigned to enhance the action. "It's hilarious," she tells us. "They Velcroed my skirt to my underwear so I don't have to worry about my skirt flying up." She and Lawless are close. "We are with each other 12 hours out of the day...We gossip all week." Cute photo of Renee looking up at camera, staff in hand. Cutline reads: Xena's O'Connor, ready for action"

Renee was the answer in the Celeb Stumper section on The USA Weekend Celebs Celeb Stumper!!!

I had a GREAT front row seat to see Renee at the VF Con!!! I was so EXCITED to be there!!! Renee was GREAT!!! When I met Renee, I just kept talking about a mile a minute and before I left, I apologized as I am not usually like this. She said, "That's OK" and smiled an understanding smile at me, so I didn't feel so bad about the whole thing. Well, not Quite so bad, still a little embarrassing… I was so GLAD I was able to go!!! Check out my Whoosh! report about the VF Con!!! Check out some GREAT pictures of Renee from the SF Con. !!!

This in From Rocweb: "Rocweb is putting together a special scrapbook for both Renee and MommaROC. We plan to document the first two convention appearances of Renee. In order to do this - we need your help and generosity. We are requesting donations of fan snapshots from both Valley Forge and San Francisco. Photos covering the ENTIRE convention experience -people enjoying themselves -people with MommaROC -snaps of Renee. Also, please do not e-mail these photos as attachements-we need the real photos we can scan for either web or print. These photos need to be copies that the fan club can keep and use in the scrapbook, or on the website or newsletter. Of course, we want to include complete photo credits - so be sure to write or type your full name or your screen name and your e-mail address (optional) on a label and attach it to the back of each picture. Don't write directly on the back of the pictures or the scanner will pick up the pen impressions. We also want to include some written comments and impressions from the fans about their convention experiences."

Please everyone - send those photos and comments to: ROC Fan Club, P. O. Box 180435, Austin, TX 78718-0435, Attn: CONVENTION STUFF FOR ROCWEB Obviously we cannot use every photo or comment we receive, but we will do our danged best! :-)

Also from Rocweb: While Reneé was on the East Coast, we understand that interviews were conducted with the following: The World of Hibernia magazine, TVGuide Insider, Associated Press TV, Associated Press Radio, Seventeen Magazine, Keep an eye on future issues of People Magazine for pictures of Reneé and Lucy at the Grease performance." Did these come out yet!?!

This in from Rocweb: ROC Article in Gemstone Publication: "The good folks at Gemstone Publications have done a "Special Xena Report" (in Arnold Blumberg's Ground Control Column), from the recent Valley Forge Convention. Their Con report is pretty darn good - check it out!!"

Renee will be in an Upcoming book entitled: 'The Women of Xena'!!! See Hudson's section for more info. Info on the Gabrielle ALA Poster is in the Merchandise section. Check out the transcript of Renee's Aahs World Radio Interview !!! There is a GREAT chat Transcript from her Sept.22, '97 People Online Chat !!! There are also 5 pictures from Xena!!!

Check out The Official ROC Fan Club !!! Another GREAT web site is Room for Renee !!! Another REALLY GREAT web site is ROCWorld !!! Check out another GREAT site Called The ROC File

This in from Lunacy: "The WB39 WDZL posted several publicity shots - several of which I had never seen before and including perhaps the best shot to date of the Gabster holding her staff." Also, Thanks to Pam for the Threadgills URL!!! Renee is on UTV's Who's Hot list for May 1997!!!

Jacquie Propps had an Interview with Sandra Wilson(MommaROC) for Whoosh! from the February issue and has some pix of a young Renee!!!


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A few months ago we had A BIG WELCOME BACK for Kathy Doerr!!! and Many THANKS to those of you who signed a "Welcome Back!" card for my friend Kathy!!! I truly appreciate it!!! Even MommaROC signed it!!! If you would like to see how our efforts came out, go to Kathy's Card!!! Kathy told me that she was TRULY SURPRISED and it meant A LOT to her that so many of us did this for her!!!


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Melinda Clarke has WOWed us Xenites as her portrayal of Velasca!!! She plays Margo Vincent in a TV show called Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Also in the cast is Brad Johnson as Major Matthew Quentin Shepherd. He was so GREAT as Ned in the 1993 television series "Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times"! I was sorry to see that show cancelled!!!

Soldier of Fortune, Inc. shown on Nov 27(9pm) on WWOR, Nov. 29(8pm), 30(10pm) on WBNE, Dec 6(6pm) on WWOR <<Xavier Trout (David Selby), a consultant to the National Security Agency, recruits Army buddy Matt Shepherd (Brad Johnson) to organize a top-secret unit for covert missions. Their first assignment: rescue four British captives in Iraq.>>

Soldier of Fortune, Inc. shown on Nov. 29(6pm) on WWOR <<The team sets out for Sierra Leone to rescue an imprisoned CIA operative. But first they must penetrate a rebel stronghold.>>

Soldier of Fortune, Inc. shown on Dec. 4(9pm) on WWOR, Dec. 6(8pm), 7(10pm) on WBNE <<Matt (Brad Johnson) must decide what to do about a former colleague who is in Haiti and has set up his own fiefdom amid the chaos on the troubled island.>>

Melinda plays a Cigarette Girl in the movie Mulholland Falls shown on The Movie Channel on Nov. 30(3:30PM). <<In 1950s L.A., 4 men in a maverick police unit find themselves deeply entrenched in a harlot's murder case that not only endangers their squad leader's marriage and career and threatens national security as well.>> According to Pandora, Melinda is only in the 1st few minutes of the movie and never re-appears later in the movie. I haven't played it yet, but Check out this Game that is based on this movie!!!

Melinda will be in an Upcoming book called: 'The Women of Xena'!!! For more info, see Hudson's Section. From her S.O.F. Bio, I found out that " Her performance in "Killer Tongue" won her the Best Actress Award at the 1996 Sitges Fantasy Film Festival in Spain. When not out performing, Melinda likes to spend time with her fiance (husband after June 28th)" There is a web site that has several pictures of Melinda from the movie Killer Tongue which is not yet released in America.

Check out the Soldier of Fortune Official site!!! Check out the Margo Vincent Bio and the Bio on Melinda Clarke !!! Check out this GREAT website for Soldier of Fortune

A GREAT web site to find out more about Melinda/Velasca is Valaska, Goddess of Chaos!!!


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Charles Siebert was GREAT as Sisyphus in X:WP's "10 Little Warlords"!!! He is also the voice of Poseidon in X:WP's "Ulysses" and "Lost Mariner". He was the director of X:WP's "Death in Chains", "The Reckoning", "Orpan Of War" and "Comedy Of Eros". He plays Dr. Stanley Riverside II on the show Trapper John, M.D. Every day at 7am on FX.

Charles Siebert played Mr. Davenport in the TV show One Day at a Time which airs Every Morning of the week at 8am and 8:30am on E!

Charles plays Dr. Berger in an episode of Rhoda shown on Dec. 8(12:30am) on Nickelodian <<Rhoda (Valerie Harper) and Ida (Nancy Walker) compete for the attention of a handsome doctor. Brenda: Julie Kavner. Tina: Nancy Lane. Jack: Kenneth McMillan. Benny: Ray Buktenica.>> Rhoda is shown on Mondays at 12:30am, Tuesday-Saturday at 1:30am, also on Saturdays at 5:30am and on Sundays at 2am. Charles was on Rhoda from 1974-1978.

Kathleen M. Cummings had an interview with Charles Siebert for Whoosh! From the October issue and has some Great pix of Charles!!!


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Cynthia Rothrock was GREAT as Enforcer2 on H:TLJ!!! She is in the movie Above The Law shown on Cinnimax on Nov. 26(11:30pm), The Movie Channel on Nov. 30(12:35AM), on MAX on Dec. 1(5am). Also starring Steven Seagal <<A Chicago cop battles a CIA torture specialist and unravels an international conspiracy.>>


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Jacqueline Collen was GREAT as Penelope in the H:TLJ episode "As Darkness Falls"!!! She played a bride to be who was kidnapped by a Centaur who was in love with her. Herk was trying to rescue her, but was blinded by a drink that Lucy Lawless gave him in her role as Lyla. Jacqueline used to play Maeve in the show Adventures of Sinbad.

Many THANKS to Pam for the Heads up on a NEW role for Jacqueline!!! She'll be on Conan (the barbarian) on Nov. 4 and 6th in NY an I think it airs on Nov 6 in Cali. The TV Guide writes: Conan shown on Dec 4(8pm) on WWOR=local UPN station, Dec. 6(2pm) on WBNE, Dec. 6(5pm) on WWOR, Dec. 7(11am) on WBNE (check your area for channel and times) <<Conan helps a beautiful Amazonian (Jacqueline Collen) return a child to his rightful father. Meanwhile, Hissah Zul schemes to capture her for his own desires. Conan: Ralf Moeller.>>

Commercial Alert!!! I saw her in a Phillips mobile phone commercial where she's having a baby and her hubby is on a rigger out in the middle of the ocean and he talks with her on the phone until she has her baby. : )

Thanks to Amarilis for posting: "If you want an autograph from her, here's the address: (send a self-addressed stamped envelope) to: Jacqueline Collen, c/o McGowan Mgmt, 8733 Sunset Blvd., Suite 103, Los Angeles, Ca 90069.


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Roma Downey was TRULY GREAT as the Amazon Queen Hippolyta in the movie Hercules and the Amazon Women!!! She plays the Angel Monica Touched by an Angel ep. "Inherit the Wind" will be on CBS on Nov. 26(9PM). <<The Angel of Restoration (Bill Cosby) helps an angry man (Charlie Schlatter) regain his faith when he feels betrayed by his father (John McMartin) after being left out of his will. Guest star: Keb' Mo'>>

Roma plays Roxy in the movie The Last Word shown on The Movie Channel on Nov. 29(12:50AM).<<Timothy Hutton is a writer who learns his bizarre life has been scripted for setup by a stranger.>>

Roma will be on Access Hollywood Nov. 29(1:37am) on WFSB=my local CBS station, check your area for station and time, at this hour, it is usualy the day before's report...<<Scheduled: Roma Downey (``Touched by an Angel'') talks about her start in the soaps and her relationship with co-star Della Reese.>>

Roma plays the Angel Monica on Touched by an Angel will be a re-run of "The Violin Lesson" shown on CBS on Nov. 30(8PM) <<Before Christmas arrives, Monica (Roma Downey) must reunite a violin maker (Peter Michael Goetz) who has turned against his son (Lawrence Monoson) upon learning that the young man is dying of AIDS.>>

AliKit was LUCKY enough to get an Autographed picture of Roma!!! She wrote to: Roma Downey, PO Box 5617, Beverly Hills CA 90210. Here's an Exerpt: "During the hiatus I went to Toronto and filmed a TV Movie for CBS, called "Borrowed Hearts ". It's a charming, romantic comedy set during the holiday season. It will air on CBS either Sunday, November 23rd or 30th, right after "Touched By An Angel". Please watch it if you can, it's a lovely story and it'll put you right in the holiday spirit!"

Borrowed Hearts: A Holiday Romance will be on CBS on Nov. 30(9PM) <<Roma Downey stars in an enchanting 1997 TV-fantasy as single mom Kathleen Russell, a factory worker whose daughter believes she's been touched by an angel. Seven-year-old Zoey (Sarah Rosen Fruitman) has two Christmas wishes: a beautiful home, and the return of the father who deserted her. Zoey's halfway there when she and her mom are hired by Kathleen's boss, Sam (Eric McCormack), to move into his mansion and pose as his kin. The ruse is meant to impress a visiting businessman (Hector Elizondo), a family man who thinks sworn bachelor Sam shares his values. The guest's mysterious ways leave Zoey sure he's more than mortal and praying he'll grant her second wish---unaware her real dad's already on the way home.>>

Touched by an Angel ep. "Venice" will be shown on CBS on Dec. 7(8pm). <<A bitter woman with a destructive secret needs Monica's (Roma Downey) help to reconcile with the local villagers. Guest stars: Piper Laurie and Bonnie Bartlett.>>


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Tawny Kitaen was GREAT as Hercules' first wife Deianeira!!! Tawny plays Sara Burgess in the movie Playback shown on SHOW2 on Nov. 29(2:15AM), Showtime on Dec. 3(2:40AM), Cinnemax on Dec. 6(2:50AM) <<An ambitious couple attract all kinds of attention when a steamy home movie they made falls into the wrong hands.>>

Tawny plays Debbie Thompson in the movie Bachelor Party shown on Encore on Dec. 5(11:45PM). Also starring Tom Hanks and Adrian Zmed <<A man's last night as a swinging single turns into a wild blast that includes a transvestite, a donkey and fire engines.>> A REALLY Nice site is at Ayelet's Deianeira Site!!!


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Sam Jenkins was really great in both roles as Kiran "Prince Hercules" and Serena/Golden Hind in a 3 epiosde arc on H:TLJ where she became Herk's 2nd wife!!! Sam plays Anna Holiday in the movie Twenty Bucks shown on STARZ! on Dec. 6(12:45am). <<Episodic character study follows a $20 bill as it passes through various hands. Linda Hunt, Brendan Fraser. Mrs. McCormac: Gladys Knight. Emily: Elisabeth Shue. Baker: David Rasche. Holiday: George Morfogen. Frank: Steve Buscemi. Directed by Keva Rosenfeld.>>

Sam plays Maria in the SEAQUEST DSV ep. "DAGGERS - PART 1" shown on the Sci-Fi Channel on Dec. 17(8PM), 18(12AM) and in the ep. "DAGGERS - PART 2" on Dec. 18(8PM), 19(12AM)!!!


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Bobby Hosea was REALLY GREAT as Marcus in XWP ep.s "The Path Not Taken" and "Mortal Beloved"!!! He plays William in an episode of Hangin' with Mr. Cooper shown on Nov. 27(1:30pm) on WTXX(local UPN station) Check your area for station and time. <<Cooper (Mark Curry) gets his first substitute-teaching job and ends up in a sticky situation: glued to his chair by a student. Robin: Dawnn Lewis. Vanessa: Holly Robinson. Ervin: Omar Gooding. : Bobby Hosea. Principal Rivas: Luis Avalos.>>

Bobby plays a Commanding Officer in the movie Independence Day shown on HBO on Nov. 30(1:30pm) Also stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum. <<When giant spaceships destroy the earth's major cites, it's up to an eccentric computer genius, a feisty fighter pilot, an alcoholic crop duster and the heroic U.S. President to save the world from total destruction.>>

Bobby plays MANTIS in the show M.A.N.T.I.S. shown on the Sci-Fi Channel on Nov. 30(8PM), Dec. 7(8PM) ep. "GLOVES OFF", 14(8PM) ep. "FIRE IN THE HEART", 21(8PM) ep. "THOU SHALL NOT KILL", 28(8PM) ep. "REVELATIONS". The Pilot movie for the show M.A.N.T.I.S. will be shown on the Sci-Fi Channel on December 25(11PM).

Gina Torres was REALLY GREAT as Nebula (The Pirate Woman) in the H:TLJ ep. "Web of Desire", and also as Cleopatra in X:WP's "King of Assassins"!!! She plays Dr. Amy Ellis in the TV show M.A.N.T.I.S. along with Bobby!!!


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Nick Kokotakis played Darius, the handsome farmer father who took Xena in when she was injured on XWP's "Chariots of War". Thanks to Mona for letting me know that Nick will be in the SILK STALKINGS ep. "DEAD ASLEEP"!!! He plays Det. Michael Price. shown on Dec. 4(11pm) on USA. <<Holly and Michael (Nick Kokotakis) try to save a young junkie who's suspected of murdering her sister's business partner. Meanwhile, Rita tells Lipschitz that it's time for her to move on. Holly: Tyler Layton. Lipschitz: Charlie Brill. Rita: Mitzi Kapture. Chris: Rob Estes.>>


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Bruce Campbell is such a GREAT GUY!!! I got an E-mail message from him a while ago!!! In the past I have written to him asking for upcoming info for these reports and he has been more than gracious in sending me some!!! He told be the best site to find out info on him is at BCCentral!!! Most of the following info in his section and more can be found on this site.

Bruce plays Brisco in TV series the Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. every Saturday at 10am on TNT. This was a very funny show where the old west was still wild and some of the characters were even wilder. : )

The Love Bug AIR DATE NOV. 30TH - ABC 7:00PM ON The Wonderful World of Disney <<The 90's version of the original Disney hit movie. This is a TV flick which will air on ABC as part of their "Wonderful World of Disney." Bruce trades in "talking to a horse" for "talking to a car" as he stars as an unsuccessful race car driver who has a change of luck when he purchases a happily possessed white volkswagen with a mind of its own. Wild rides and wackiness ensues as The Love Bugfinds itself challened every step of the way by The Hate Bug, an evily possessed black volkswagen who also has a mind of its own...>> Check out the GREAT picture of Bruce with the Love Bug at BCCentral !!!

For Behind the Scenes of Upcoming Herk eps. "Men IN PINK" and "Yes, Virginia, There Really Is a Hercules"; Check out BCCentral !!! You won't BELIEVE what you'll see!!!

Thanks to Jan(fan Club Prez) for letting us know the BAD NEWS about the cancellation of Time Cop. "According to the people who handle Timecop's publicity, the last episode aired 10/27 - that is a total of 6 episodes aired. Unfortunately, it is not going to be Bruce's. So, I guess we'll never know how good it was..."

Thanks to Rich letting me know that "TVGuide Online currently has a Q&A with Bruce!!! Check out this page at BCCentral !!! They talk about 2 Upcoming Herk shows: "Men in Pink"(looks like a hilarious one!!!) AND "Yes, Virginia, There Really Is A Hercules"!!!! You might want to check out the picture of Bruce in drag for "MiP"

Thanks to Ronny for his Oct. 24 post!!! "I want to let you know, that the german xena fanclub got an exclusive interview with the one and only bruce campbell and now want to share it with all of you. Here we go, enjoy!"

1. Bruce - we all think your portrayal of Autolycus, the king of thieves, is one of the highlights of the show. In fact, some of us have voted "The Royal Couple of Thieves" Best Ep of Season One. How did you get this job?

Well, I have known Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi for a hundred years - when the role came up, Rob thought I would be good for the role...

2. What are in your opinion the reasons for X:WP's phenomenal success?

It's not like any lame-ass cop show or some other generic tv show - when you're channel surfing, it stands out among the other shows - same as Herc.

3. As Autolycus you are a regular guest star on X:WP. In the third season you will both act in and direct an episode (King of Assassins). Does it make you nervous and can we expect more of this in the future?

No. I've done this for a while now - if anything, it was just a little taxing doing both jobs. I'd like to do more directing, but not both jobs again right away...it was a good experience, though.

4. What is it like to work with Lucy and Reneé?

Both are very accessible, patient and professional. This makes it very easy to work with them both.

5. If any, are there differences between working on the XENA set and the HERCULES set?

Xena used to be referred to as the "little" show - not anymore. Hercs tend to be a little lighter - and Herc has to be the moral center - Xena is a tad darker, but the Xena set doesn't get as serious...

6. Wouldn't you agree that Autolycus is much more suitable to give the audience "comic relief" than Joxer whose humour is - as a lot of people strongly believe - very crude?

No. I couldn't disagree more - Ted was in the ep. I just directed playing both himself and his evil twin - Ted is a ball of talent and this whole "what is really funny" thing is totally subjective.

7. Was it ever considered to create an Autolycus spin-off? Would you agree to be part of it?

A spin-off of that type of character would never happen - he'd have to be artificially warped in order to take over the lead of a show - he's more fun and useful as the likeable rogue.

8. What is the achievement you are proudest of careerwise?

"Brisco." I worked my butt off on that show and enjoyed it immensely.

9. You have made a number of guest appearances (e.g. Xena, Ellen). Is there any other TV show in which you would love to participate?

Not off the top of my head - carreer-wise, I pretty much wing it. Every time I try and plan things out methodically, it all gets de-railed by some project out of the blue.

10. What can fans expect from future Raimi/Campbell projects?

Not sure - we're "sort of" working together on his tv stuff - we'll have to wait and see until our schedules coincide again...

thank you very much bruce

No sweat...

Best,
Bruce

(c) DXF 1997 (german xena fanclub)


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Ted Raimi plays Lt. Tim O'Neill in the TV show SeaQuest DSV shown on the Sci-Fi channel in Nov. and Dec. The show airs on Monday-Thursday evenings at 8pm and midnight. Thanks to Rogue for letting me know that they are now showing the episodes in which John D'Aquino(Ulysses on X:WP) plays Lt. Benjamin Kreig.

John D'Aquino plays Tony in an ep. of Silk Stalkings shown on USA on Nov. 30(9pm). <<When a cop accidentally shoots his own wife, the PBPD is divided by Tom's investigation and Cassy's role as Internal Affairs officer on the convoluted case. Tom: Chris Potter. Cassy: Janet Gunn.>>

Ted plays a Satellite Analyst in the movie Patriot Games shown on MAX on Nov. 29(4:30am). Also stars Harrison Ford, Anne Archer. <<A CIA agent and his family become the targets of a radical Irish terrorist group after he thwarts an assassination attempt in England. Based on Tom Clancy's bestseller.>>

Ted plays Johnny Appleseed in one scene only of an Alien Nation ep. "CHAINS OF LOVE" shown on the Sci-Fi Channel on Dec. 14(11AM)!!!

Ted is mentioned in the Bruce interview in Bruce's section. From TRIFC, we find out that "Ted has a new film in the works. The Attic Expeditions is set for a fall release. Ted has a short that was recently picked to go in the Spike and Mike tour. I will pass along new information regarding this as I get it."

I was so EXCITED to be able to go to the VF Con!!! When Ted came out, he was playing up the Ultimate Stooge act by bumbling and falling A Lot. Ted was GREAT on stage!!! When I got to Ted in the autograph line, I told him that "I" was HIS favorite...I meant to say that YOU are 1 of my favorites!!! He looked at me kinda funny and smiled…How Embarassing!!! Oh, well!!! Check out my Whoosh! report about the VF Con!!!

Sharon(Creation) lets us know: "Ted is the one who thought of visiting Renee on stage and when we told her about what he wanted to do, she loved it. It added to the fun she could have on stage cuz they are very good friends and also helped to alleviate her nervousness." She didn't just *like* the idea, she *loved* it. She's an actress and this gave her something to play off.

>From the Con, I learned his Upcoming projects are: a movie called Between the Sheets which is a "sexy farce comedy". He's also working on another movie project of his own. He's working on a script for X:WP in which people are being kidnapped from a town and no one cares and that it's up to Xena and Gab. to find out what's happening and that it's Not a comedy.

Check out Ted's Fan Club TRIFC Because He is Terrific!!! Also, Visit Rogue's Ted page !!!


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Erik Thomson is REALLY Great as Hades on both X:WP and H:TLJ!!! He also played King Daulin in the H:TLJ ep. "Vanishing Dead"!!! He plays a Young Man in the Ray Bradbury ep. #55 "By the Numbers" shown on the Sci-Fi Channel on Dec. 15(2:30PM). <<On a train a man runs across a former acquaintance and recalls an incident some 10 years ago at a Hotel involving a drill sergeant father and his son.>> You can check out a website devoted to Erik as Hades !!!

Marton Csokas was GREAT as Borias in X:WP's "The Debt" and "Debt II"!!! He plays Sid in the Ray Bradbury ep.


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Jeremy Roberts was GREAT as Thercidese in X:WP episode "Fist Full of Dinars", he also played Derek in an episode of H:TLJ "The Mercenary".(Thanks again Titanium!) He plays Slick on Peter Gunn shown on PLEX on Nov. 28(5am, 5:30pm).

Claire Yarlett was GREAT as Thera in H:TLJ episode "The Apple"! She plays Jenny in the movie Black Out shown on MAX on Dec. 5(4:45am). <<An amnesiac banker flees to L.A. in hopes of regaining his memory and proving his innocence in his wife's murder.>> Jeremy Roberts(Thercidese, Derek) plays Scar in this movie.


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Bridget Hoffman is GREAT as Echidna "The Mother of all Monsters" on H:TLJ! She plays a Student Announcer in the movie Plain Clothes shown on HBO on Nov. 28(11am). Also starrring Robert Srack, Geroge Wendt. <<A young cop goes undercover as a high school student in order to nail a murderer.>>


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Tim Thomerson plays Ted, the father who is kidnapped in the movie Iron Eagle shown on MPLEX on Nov. 27(9pm). Also starring Louis Gossett Jr., Jason Gedrick. <<An 18-year-old boy steals an F-16 fighter jet in order to save his father from Middle Eastern captors.>>

Tim plays Barnes in the movie Who's Harry Crumb? shown on STARZ on Nov. 29(9:31AM), MAX on Nov. 30(1:30PM).<<He's John Candy, a clueless sleuth looking for a kidnapped heiress. Helen: Annie Potts. Paul Flaherty directed.>>

Tim is in an episode of Golden Girls shown on Lifetime on Dec. 2(5pm) <<Sophia strikes out when she plays a joke on Rose, but Blanche hits a homer coaching an impressionable baseball player (Tim Thomerson).>>

Tim plays Liam in the movie Escape from Atlantis shown on Dec. 4(8pm) on WGN and WPIX=local UPN station, on Dec. 6(1pm) on WGN <<Leaving the Bermuda Triangle and the Strange world of Atlantis is not easy for a divorced father and his three children.>> This is a Starz! Pictures Original.

Tim plays Charts in the movie Uncommon Valor shown on TBS on Dec. 4(8:05pm). <<Gene Hackman as a hard-bitten marine leading a privately financed foray into a Laotian prison camp to free American MIAs. Robert Stack, Fred Ward, Reb Brown. Scott: Patrick Swayze. Ted Kotcheff directed.>>

Tim plays Farnsworth 2 in the movie Nemesis 3: Time Lapse shown on MAX2 on Dec. 5(12:30pm). <<In the desolate future, a mutant warrior becomes mankind's final hope in the war against power-hungry cyborgs.>>

Tim plays John Reynolds in the movie Volunteers shown on WABC on Dec. 6(11:35pm). <<Tom Hanks and John Candy sign up for a stint in the Peace Corps and stir up trouble in Thailand. Beth: Rita Wilson. Nicholas Meyer directed.>>

Tim plays Jack LeBeau in the movie THE INCREDIBLE HULK RETURNS shown on the Sci-Fi Channel on Dec. 25(1PM)!!!

Check out THE OFFICIAL TIM THOMERSON FAN CLUB !!! A GREAT Tim Thomerson site that has a lot of info on him and even pix from his Baby Ruth commercial as the Blur is the The Undisputed King of B-Movies website!!! Here's Another great Tim Thomerson/ Meleager the Mighty web site!!!

Karen Witter was GREAT as the original Nemesis in H:TLJ's "Pride Comes Before A Brawl"!!! She plays Ms. February in the movie I Married a Centerfold shown on MPLEX on Nov. 29(5am). Also stars Tim Daly and Diane Ladd.


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Cory Everson is GREAT as Atlanta on H:TLJ! Apparently she is very big in the body building competition scene(no pun intended). Among other titles she has won, she was a 6 time winner of Ms. Olympia from '84-'89. Every Monday-Friday morning at 7AM on ESPN2, the show Gotta Sweat is <<Gym fitness, free-weight training and aerobics with Cory Everson>> Cory has her own personal web site devoted to personal fitness! If you check out the "Cory In Action" section, you'll see a GREAT picture of Cory arm wrestling Hercules and another picture of her as Atlanta! Check her Home Page!!!

Cory is also a very TALENTED artist!!! If you would like to view Cory's artwork and possibly buy it, please visit Athlete & Artist !!! A site devoted to her modeling/body building is the Cory Everson Gallery .


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Tony Todd was really GREAT as Cecrops on the X:WP ep. "Lost Mariner" and also as Gladius on the H:TLJ ep. "Gladiator"!!! According to the IMDB, Tony is in the movie Univers'l and it is Now playing!!! The Release Dates for Univers'l were Oct. 5 for the (Mill Valley film festival) and Oct. 11 for the (Chicago film festival) so, keep an eye out for your area...

Tony plays a Demolition workman in the movie 84 Charing Cross Road shown MAX on 26(10:15am). Also starring Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins. <<The correspondence between a London bookseller and his N.Y.C. client blossoms into a 20-year relationship.>>

Tony plays Sherwood in the movie Sabotage shown on HBO on Dec. 3(12:15am). <<An ex-Navy commando turned bodyguard tangles with terrorists.>>

Tony plays Ben in the movie Night of the Living Dead shown on Dec. 5(2:05am) on TMC. <<Zombies trap seven terrified people in an old farmhouse in producer George Romero's remake of his 1968 horror classic.>>

Jana lets us know that Tony is in Soldier of fortune: "Tony is in this… he thinks it might be the third or fourth episode (if you haven't seen him yet, I guess it's the fourth or after) He is a drug-addicted revolutionary type...I guess another badguy. Tony's appearance on Soldier of Fortune is slated to be played during November sweeps. Don't know the exact airdate. " See times in Melinda Clarke's section.

Rosanne(Tony's Fan Club Prez) wrote to me to let me know, "We do not have a www home page YET...but....in the next 2 weeks....a professional home page for Tony will be up....and by the end of the year, there will be a Tony Todd fan club page...NO---Tony is no longer at the Hasty Pudding Theatre doing "Cry Me a River:...He has recently completed filming an episode for "Star Trek: Voyager" which is expected to air in February. He also has an episode coming up in the next week or two as a guest star of the new Jerry Bruckheimer (producer of "the Rock") syndicated action adventure series, "SOldier of Fortune"."

VOTE FOR TONY!!! FX is going to have a Thanksgiving X-Files Marathon!!! You can vote for which X-Files ep. you want to see the most, so why not VOTE FOR TONY!?! His X-Files Ep. is #28 and called "Sleepless". Go to The FX Homepage and click on the X-Files Ballot and here's the directions you'll get: "Make sure your favorite X-Files episode is included in FX's first ever Viewers' Choice Marathon, a 12 hour extravaganza to be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 12 noon to 12 midnight ET/PT. Voting is open until 12 noon ET, November 26. To vote, please click the circle to the right of your favorite episode. Make only one selection and press submit at the bottom of the page. To get a description, click on the episode title. Please note that some multi-part episodes are listed together, and count as one vote."

Thanks to Jana who let me know that "This is Tony's email address if you want to send fan mail, but he leaves the questions to Rosanna, his fanclub pres. Tony is at: TonyTodd01@aol.com Rosanna and the fanclub is at: TToddFan@aol.com "Don't ask Tony questions please, ask Rosanna. Tony will only refer you to her. He has about 5 minutes per day to thank each individual person for their fan letters. Right now for example, he is 7 hours a day in the makeup chair for his role on Voyager."

Tony plays Johnny Valentine in the movie Wishmaster , which was out in theaters not too long ago. Also stars Ted Raimi and Robert Englund(Freddy Krueger)!!! Check out Movie Web for a description of the movie and a Picture of Tony!!!

Thanks to Rich for letting me know: "I am on the American Entertainment mailing list and they interviewed Tony Todd. Check out the article and also check out the full interview


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Robert TreborRobert Trebor is so GREAT as Salmoneus!!! I first saw and truly liked Robert as Walin in Hercules and the Lost Kingdom!!! Robert plays a copyboy in the movie Turk 182! shown on <<A man becomes a graffiti artist to protest NY City's lack of support for his brother, a fireman who was injured on the job.>>

Check out the interview with Robert Trebor, Part 1 of 2 by Bret Ryan at Whoosh! Also, read Bret's account of Robert's appearance at the VF Con !!! I was so Sorry that I missed him at the VF Con!!! I hope that I'll be able to meet him at another one in the future!!!

Palindrome Pals: The Official International Robert Trebor Fan Club say that "Topps Comics has released its XENA Warrior Princess 1st Issue which is 1 of 2 issues and features part one of Bob's story "Theft Of The Young Lovelies." Part two continues in XENA #2. This first issue of XENA also has two alternate covers. Check it out!"

A truely funny website devoted to the character Salmoneous is called Salmoneus Enterprises !!! Check out this Robert Trebor/ Salmoneus web site!!!


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Teresa Hill was GREAT on H:TLJ as Nemesis! Teresa plays Jan in the movie Bio-Dome shown on SHOW2 on Nov. 27(2PM, 10:45PM). Also stars Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin. <<This film from the creative team that produced Dumb and Dumber, gives viewers an inside look at the advanced technologies produced by science and just how easily they can be undone by the shenanigans of two clueless misfits.>> snipped from Showtime online.

Teresa Hill plays Lauren in the movie PUPPETMASTER 5: THE FINAL CHAPTER shown on the Sci-Fi Channel on Dec. 7(3PM)!!!

Here is some info on Teresa taken from her homepage: "Teresa stars in 'Kiss and Tell' an independent film in limited release. Teresa stars in Shakespearian play 'As you like it' in a California theater. Teresa stars in 'Circles' another independent film in limited release (in NY City only for now). Teresa guest stars on Pacific Blue on the USA Network." Teresa played Sheila Dickson in the Pacific Blue ep. "REPEAT OFFENDER"

Check out the Teresa Hill Homepage, it also has info on how to get an autographed picture!!!


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Scott Garrison, you either LOVED him or HATED him as Perdicas on X:WP!!! He plays Will Kipp in the TV series Swamp Thing shown on the Sci-Fi channel on Nov. 29(1:30PM), Dec. 5(6PM) ep. "BETTER ANGELS", 5(6:30PM) ep. "CHILDREN OF THE FOOL", 6(1:30PM) ep. "A JURY OF HIS FEARS", 12(6PM) ep. "POISONOUS", 12(6:30PM) ep. "SMOKE AND MIRRORS", 19(6PM) ep. "THIS OLD HOUSE OF MAYAN", 19(6:30PM) ep. "SONATA", 20(1:30PM) ep. "WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND", 27(1:30 PM) ep. "TATANIA", 29(2PM) ep. "SWAMP OF DREAMS", 30(2PM) ep. "AN EYE FOR AN EYE", 31(2PM) ep. "HEART OF THE MANTIS".


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Joel Tobeck plays Strife on H:TLJ and he's also in the movie Peach with Lucy Lawless in which he played the jerk boyfriend Mog!!! Joel even played King Boreaus in H:TLJ's "The Promise"!!! Joel also plays Lance in the movie Shrimp on the Barbie shown on <<A down-on-his-luck American in Australia agrees to masquerade as an heiress' fiance in exchange for $5,000 to save his faltering restaurant.>> Also in this movie is Cheech Marin and Emma Samms. I saw this movie sometime ago and from what I can remember, it was pretty funny!

Great News from the Danielle Cormack Fan Club!!! "Joel "Strife" Tobeck won Best Actor for the same film(Topless Women Talk About Their Lives)in New Zealand's most prestigious Film/Television awards." Check out this site on Joel at the Kiwi Lounge !!!


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Danielle Cormack is REALLY GREAT on X:WP as the Amazon Ephiny!!! She also did a GREAT job as the Charteuse Fox on H:TLJ!!! Check out The Official Danielle Cormack Fan Club for the following info and some GREAT pictures of Danielle in her film Topless Women Talk About Their Lives!!! Danielle will be appearing as Ephiny in the Upcoming X:WP ep. "Maternal Instincts"!!! She also appeared in a brief scene as Ephiny in the H:TLJ episode "Prodical Sister"!!! She is going to be in the Upcoming Universal spin-off Amazon High!!! This in from Bret Rudnick: "AMAZON HIGH began production on Sept. 8, and will continue until the middle of October. We *can* say that this is pre-Xenaverse in the timeline. Oh, and Karl Urban has a minor role in it as well. He plays a cannibal".

For those without web access, you can get information by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Official Danielle Cormack Fan Club, 297 Boston Post Road, Suite 141, Wayland, MA 01778

"Danielle Cormack took top honours in New Zealand's most prestigious Film/Television awards! Danielle won Best Film Actress for "Topless" Creation Entertainment has announced that Danielle Cormack is confirmed to appear at the January 17/18 Hercules/Xena convention at the Burbank Hilton." This is GREAT NEWS!!! Too Bad I won't be able to go!!! :( To find out more info on Creation Cons, Check out my Con Section...

Bret Rudnick had an interview with Danielle Cormack for Whoosh! From the September issue and has some Great pix of Danielle!!! Danielle will be in an Upcoming book called: 'The Women of Xena'!!! See Hudson's section for more info.


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Karl Urban is the Truly gifted actor that plays Cupid on H:TLJ and X:WP!!! He has also played Mael in X:WP's "Altared States" and Julius Caesar in X:WP's "Destiny" and most recently X:WP's "The Deliver". I have received MANY letters asking me to add a section for him, but I don't have too much upcoming info on him where he was only in 1 movie. : ) But, this isn't stopping me from starting a section at least you can have links and if I find anything I'll regularly add it. : )

Thanks to Bret Rudnick who let me know that "Karl Urban has a minor role in Amazon High as well. He plays a cannibal." This is GREAT news!!!

Check out Caesar's Palace!!! Check out this site on Karl at the Kiwi Lounge !!!


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Kevin Smith was so GREAT as Ares on both Xena/Herk and as Iphicles on H:TLJ!!! From the VF Con., Sharon(Creation) said that Kevin will be in the upcoming Universal spin-off YOUNG HERCULES as Ares!!!

This is an unconfirmed tip that someone sent me, but Kevin might be...appearing with his band on a NZ TV special called "Christmas in the Park" on Dec. 13!!!

Thanks to Beth(Zepgirl) for sending me this info!!! "Talked to Kevin yesterday. He called from a pay phone on a layover in LA on his way back home from shooting FX in *Toronto*. His characters' name is Ricky De La Cruz, and he is a bad boy drug dealer in black leather. The FX folks are on hiatus right now, so they don't have a slot for the show yet. They are supposed to contact Kevin when they know when it will air, and he assured me he would let me know. He said he was pretty sure it wouldn't air before the end of the year. The baby's name is Willard Halstead Smith. He said the baby was fine last time he saw him :( He has been away from home a long time, the FX shoot took longer due to more delays. Kev gets home tomorrow, then goes to the Xena set next week to start filming on 'The Quill is Mighty' (or something like that) Then after that they do the musical ep. Thought you'd all like to know! Cheers mates!"

If anyone finds out the Air date before I do…Please let me know!!! Thanks!!! For now, FX the Series is showing All re-runs: Possibly the week of Feb. 2 or after, they'll show Kevin's ep.!!! You can check out the F/X: The Series website!!! Check out Zepgirl's Kevin Smith Official Fan Club site!!!

Jay Laga'aia (Draco) mentioned Kevin in a letter to me!!! "kevin sorbo has strained his shoulder so bad that he will have to take at least a month off. so they have been using the young hercules in a couple of episodes and also kevin smith will feature heavily in upcoming shows."

Another GREAT web site is Lessa's Smithsonian Page!!! Bret Rudnick had an interview with Kevin Smith for Whoosh! From the July issue and has some GREAT pix of Kevin!!! Check out this site on Kevin at the Kiwi Lounge !!!


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Susan Ward was GREAT as Psyche, wife of Cupid in the Hercules episode "Green Eyed Monster"! She plays Meg Cummings on the soap opera Sunset Beach every weekday at noon on NBC. Check out her NBC Bio!!!


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Hudson Leick: Check out the latest interview of Hudson Leick by Bret Ryan at Whoosh! Also, read Bret's account of Hudson's appearance at the VF Con !!! I was SO SORRY that I couldn't see Hudson at the VF Con!!! I'm only hoping that I'll have another chance to see her in the future!!!

****This is the BEST HUDSON NEWS I'VE FOUND!!!! I was working on the finishing touches of the latest Tube Watch when I came across this page at BCCentral !!! If you are not familiar with BCCentral, they cover EVERYTHING Bruce Campbell and at this URL they talk about 2 Upcoming Herk shows: "Men in Pink"(looks like a hilarious one!!!) AND "Yes, Virginia, There Really Is A Hercules"!!!! Our HUDSON is going to be in the "Y, VTRiaH" ep.!!!! You might want to check out the picture of Bruce in drag for "MiP" There's no pictures of Hudson, but they sometimes add more pix!!! So, here's hoping!!! :) <<This episode is a departure from the norm in which they go not to ancient Greece, but behind the scenes of Herc. Bruce plays Rob Tapert, creator of Xena and Executive Producer of both shows. This episode features an All Star Cast of Regulars as the production staff tries to keep the show going when Kevin is missing. The All Star Cast: BRUCE - ROB TAPERT; TED RAIMI - ALEX (a writer); KEVIN SMITH - JERRY (head writer); *** HUDSON LEICK - LIZ (producer); MICHAEL HURST - ERIC (Producer) and PAUL (writer); ROBERT TREBOR - BS HOLLINSFOFFER (studio head)>> I know from the letter that Jay Laga'aia(Draco) wrote me, he says that Kevin is still hurting from his shoulder and can't work for about a month or so...I sure hope the big guy gets better soon!!! From the sounds...they're coming up with alternate story lines to give Kevin time to heal like what they did for Lucy when she was out of commission. Isn't GREAT that they get OUR HUDSON to help out when the main stars are hurt!?!

From the VF Con, I learned that "Maternal Instincts" is the X:WP ep. in which Callisto Returns!!! The slide showed Callisto with about 20 arrows sticking in her. Sharon(Creation) said that while she was on the phone, she overheard, "Come to Aunty Callisto"!!!

Thanks to Griller who helped spread the word on the interview date change!!! Here's a clip of a letter he got from Kelly: "Don't worry. These interviews are legit. Both pieces are a lot of fun. You won't want to miss them." MANY THANKS to Kelly for writing to me personally to tell me, "If you could post this change to the "Xena Grapevine" and your ALWheaties Tube Watch website, I'd really appreciate it. Please spread the word and thanks for your support." Thanks to Shary for posting the letter she got from Kelly: "There is a company that makes copies of the pieces, but they charge $$ for them. Their name is Video Monitoring Services and their number is 215-569-4990. It is possible that the transcripts will be available on our website, the day the pieces air. You can also check out our website for more info. at www.wb17.com or AOL keyword WB 17; Thanks, Kelly" Thanks to Bardstormy for posting that the WB17 Hudson Leick Interview is UP!!!

Someone posted this letter on the Hudson List: Re: HUDSON LEICK BOOK: "Hudson was great of course. She was relaxed and not at all like she was at the con. Her appearance and attitude at the con was the way she felt the fans wanted to see her. Though she does curse a lot she is funny and smart. Now this is were I'm sure everyone including myself will disagree with her. She feels she isn't that pretty and doesn't think many men (and women) would love to have her in their living room.

Because this is for a book, we can't disclose the interview details to you. However, I will say that we have gotten information about Hudson that you've NEVER seen or heard anywhere else before. This is all new and exclusive stuff folks. Very exciting as well. And the best part is, because we were having so much fun and kidding around we didn't get around to all the questions we had, we have yet another interview set up with her in Dec. So be prepared for yet more new and cool info on her.

The only thing was she kept yawning and you know how once you hear someone else yawn you have to. It was with all our strength that we stopped ourselves from yawning. Don't get me wrong, Hudson was yawning in the sense that she was bored. Just it was 9am for her. We really can't get into anymore about the interview except that she was fantastic and a good sport about some of the tough and rather personal questions we asked her.

As far as the book itself goes: It is tentatively titled: The Women Of Xena and will include Danielle Cormack, Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, Melinda Clarke, and of course, the one and only, Hudson Leick. Because a lot of the actors and actresses are now filming (as Hudson will be in Nov) we will have to figure on the interviews won't be done until Feb or a little later. We're taking into consideration that we will be attending the con and nitpicking more brains. Also, the book will contain a FANDOM FUN section. This section will include funny and interesting things found on the net from you, the fans. If you have anything original that you'd like us to consider please set it with the subject line reading (all in caps please): FANFUNSUB. LLROCHL@aol.com We're also thinking about adding a short fan fic story in there. So if you have a GREAT story that's 10-20 pages and don't mind us possibly editing some of it for space reasons, please send it with the same FANFUNSUB subject line."

Thanks to Waitangi for letting us know that Hudson Leick has a feat. in Femme Fatales: "In the current December issue of "Femme Fatales" there is a four page article on Hudson Leick titled - Xena vs. Callisto - pg. 40 - 43." Nitefal adds: "Well, after having just experienced the Hudson Leick phenomenon at the VF CON, I had no choice but to buy this latest issue of Femme Fatales (Vol. 6 No. 6 - US$5.99) . The article by Dan Scapperotti is four pages long (which includes five previously seen pictures). It covers Hudson's transition from modeling to acting (which included a years stint as a Clinique makeup girl at stores). It also alludes to her 'adventurous' spirit, as Ms Leick recalls her solo trek through Nepal. Hudson also mentions her daily routine for keeping in shape. The article then briefly mentions some of her other acting credits, then gets down to the business of Xena:WP."

Thanks to Debbie-1st Fire(Hudson Leick Official Fan Club Liaison) for posting: A Message From Hudson...(VF Con)!!! "Hudson called this morning and asked that I please relay the following message to everyone. She said that she had a wonderful time at the Valley Forge convention and really enjoyed meeting the various members of the HLOFC. She also said that it was, one of, if not her favorite convention, so far, and that she was just amazed at how warm and giving everyone was. It made her feel really appreciated and she wishes to thank everyone for making her feel so warm and welcome.

She also wants to thank everyone who contributed to the "appreciation letter". Yes, she did read every, single letter and said that she thought they were especially considerate, thought-out and very heartfelt. She wants everyone to know that she was very touched by their messages and that they gave her a very "warm" feeling.

One last thing, for those people who were sorry that they missed Hudson in Sacramento last weekend, at the supposed breakfast she was to be attending. Not to worry, Hudson was *not* there. Just another false rumor that got blown out of proportion. So, nope, no Hudson sighting here... :)

That's about it...Hudson will be gone to New Zealand for the month of November, to film another episode of Xena and take a much needed, and deserved, vacation. She isn't yet sure what her convention schedule will be for next year, but she will let us know just as soon as she finds out."

See the Appreciation Letter that was given to Hudson is at the VF Con.

If you've missed anything that Hudson starred in, or have a lot of copies of Hudson's TV shows/Movies: think about helping other Hudson fans at Kevin Saput's Hudson Leick Video Exchange !!! I'm listed here, but please know that I am backlogged by requests, so it might take me awhile, but am willing to help out when I can. : )

Check out Gillian G. Gaar's interview with Hudson at Whoosh!

>From Debbie(1st Fire): "there has been some questions regarding how many Xena/Hercules episodes Hudson will be in next year. Hudson says that she taped one episode of Xena in June and is scheduled to go back to New Zealand for a second episode in November. "Callisto" episode, to air on Xena this coming up season, Hudson says, "You can dance to it"! :) (sorry, that's all I could get out of her) The address for the fan club is: Hudson Leick Official Fan Club, P.O. Box 775, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Check out Wesser's Hudson Leick Official Fan Club web site!!!

Also, it has come to Hudson's attention that there has been some speculation about whether, or not, she had done a "Bar None" commercial. Yes, she has! (and was extremely surprised that anyone had even noticed) She says that she has also done a coffee commercial. (she doesn't drink coffee, so she can't remember which brand it was) A Dr. Pepper commercial. And a commercial for an Italian named hair care product, (neither of us could figure out how to spell it, sorry) when she was just 16. The hair care commercial was only shown locally, in the N.Y. area, but if *anyone* can find a copy of any of these commercials Hudson would *really* like to see them. Please let me know. Thanks... If you have any questions please write email me. Debbie-1st Fire fire.ice-sac@worldnet.att.net Hudson Leick Official Fan Club Liaison. Thanks Debbie/1st Fire!!! You are doing a GREAT JOB!!!

Thanks to Melissa Meister we know a little more about 2 of Hudson's other commercials: these commercials are about 10 years old...a commercial for a now defunct, Rochester, NY hair salon "Astetica" located on Monroe Ave.; and a commercial for International Coffee in which Hudson played a ballerina.

>From Mich: There's an extremely interesting Hudson article and the *outstanding* associated comprehensive Hudson interview !!! These are a MUST read for all Hudson fans!! :-) You won't be disappointed!

Check out The Hudson Leick Crusade!!! It has LOTS of links to talk shows, entertainment shows, magazines, and MORE...all to benefit Hudson by trying to help get her as guest on these shows or an article about her, etc.

Check out Wesser's Hudson Leick Official Fan Club web site!!! Hudson is on UTV's Who's Hot list for July 1997!!!


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Michael Hurst is the loveable Iolaus on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys!!! GREAT News from the Danielle Cormack Fan Club!!! "Michael Hurst won best dramatic/supporting television actor in New Zealand's most prestigious Film/Television awards." From the VF Con, I learned that Michael directed the X:WP ep. "A Day In The Life" and that there's word of "ADitL" #2 to come!!! Young Hercules is coming out on Video!!! Michael Hurst has a role in it!!!

Michael Hurst is in the Ray Bradbury ep. #56 "The Long Rain" shown on the Sci-Fi Channel on Dec. 10(2:30PM). It also stars Marc Singer of V fame!!! <<A spaceship crash-lands on a planet where it is constantly raining. The survivors try to make their way to the Sundome that has been established on the planet.>>

Jay Laga'aia mentioned Michael in a letter to me!!! "over the recent break the crew have been working on another pilot show called amazon high. directed by micheal hurst (herc's trusty sidekick iolas.)"

Nanaea tells us of a MICHAEL HURST INTERVIEW! "The November issue of the U.K. magazine STARBURST features a really cool interview with Michael Hurst. It begins on page 44 and is titled "Hercules' Headstrong Hero" by Joe Nazzaro. The interview runs to 4 pages, and contains 5 photos with Michael, plus a nice photo of Renee O'Connor (whose acting talents Michael speaks quite highly of in the interview). I don't think that anyone who reads this interview will fail to be impressed by Michael's earnest appreciation for his fans, as well as his enthusiastic regard for his fellow actors. I can't remember when I've enjoyed reading an interview with any actor, as much as this one. Starburst is also sold in both the U.S. and Canada, but if your local magazine or sci fi shop doesn't carry it, you can order it from the publisher, Visual Imagination, in London. The e-mail address for Visual Imagination is: star@cix.compulink.co.uk

A GREAT site devoted to Michael is Michael Hurst - Our Favorite Greek Hero!!! The Michael Hurst Fan Club-Iolausian President is Oracle EEA8856@tntech.edu Check out some GREAT pictures of Michael, and a cute one of Jennifer and their baby from the SF Con. !!!

Jennifer Ward-Lealand is Michael's wife. She played Voluptua in H:TLJ's ep. "All That Glitters", and Boadicea in X:WP's "Deliverer".

Jennifer plays Simon's Mother in the movie The Ugly. According to IMDB: The Release Dates for the movie will be shown in Germany on November 6, 1997. <<Simon is a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state. Dr.Karen Shoemaker wants to get through to him and starts visiting him in the hospital, and his previous life comes to us in flashbacks.>> Check out this site on Jennifer at the Kiwi Lounge !!!


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Marley Shelton was really GREAT as Iole in the Action Pack Movie Hercules in the Underworld!!! Marley plays Tricia Nixon in the movie Nixon shown on The Movie Channel on Nov. 28(9AM). Also stars Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe. <<The major events of Nixon's political rise and fall are chronicled, with an emphasis on understanding the man behind the public figure.>>

Marley is currently working on a movie called "Lured Innocence" with Dennis Hopper!!! A GREAT website devoted to her is Simplee Marleevous!!!


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Alexandra Tydings is REALLY GREAT as Aphrodite in BOTH X:WP and H:TLJ!!! Check out the page for Alexandra Tydings' InterAct Management Also Check out a GREAT website called Todd's Temple to Aphrodite !!!

Jodie Dorday was GREAT as the Amazon Solari and as Io from X:WP's "Prometheus"!!! Bret Rudnick had an interview with Jodie for Whoosh! From the September issue and has some Great pix!!!

Chris Ryan was GREAT as Virgilis in X:WP's "10 Little Warlords"!!! Bret Rudnick had an interview with Chris for Whoosh! From the October issue and has some Great pix!!!


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Ebonie Smith was GREAT as M'Lila in the X:WP episode "Destiny"!!! She's the ONE who taught Xena all her fighting skills in regards to flips, "putting the pinch on people", and such. Here is some news I found out, but didn't have a chance to send out...Ebonie Smith plays Deidre in the show Roc shown on WWOR on Nov. 6(8:30pm) <<Roc pushes Joey (Rocky Carroll) into giving trumpet lessons to kids, but a recital at the kids' church shows Joey's been blowing smoke.>>

Ebonie played Carrie Murtaugh, the youngest daughter in the Lethal Weapon series, I found out that she was also in the 1st season of Family Matters as Penny!!! Here are 2 episodes that she is known to be in. I know these are past, but possibly you might have a copy you'd like to check. Shown on TBS on Nov. 10(6:05pm) in the ep. "Laura's First Date" <<Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams) is humiliated when her father and Eddie pity her for not having a date for an upcoming dance. Tyrone: Keith Williams. Mark: Adam Jeffries. Steve: Jaleel White.>>

Ebonie plays Penny in the show Family Matters shown on TBS on Nov. 14(6:35pm) in the ep. "The Party"<<A "no guests" rule spells no fun for Eddie (Darius McCrary), who's left in charge of the house while the adults are away for the weekend. Rodney: Randy Josselyn. Steve: Jaleel White.>>


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RELATED/LINKED TOPICS:

Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths. Never before seen in America, this exciting series was executive produced by the world famous pupeteer. Daedalus & Icarus shown on HBO 26(8am), 28(4:30pm), 30(8am).
>From the Sept.13-19 TV Guide, pg.138, "Jim Henson's Greek Myths. One of the Muppet master's final projects was this four-part dramatization of Hellenic legends." Jim Henson's Storyteller is shown on HBO on Nov. <<Michael Gambon narrates an imaginative anthology series that casts actors opposite creations born in Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Muppet fans may recall that "The Storyteller" was originally a segment, narrated by John Hurt, on The Jim Henson Hour, a short-lived variety show that aired on NBC in 1989. 30 min>>

Groundhog Day shown on The Movie Channel on Nov. 27(5:30PM), 30(7:15PM), Dec. 1(5:15AM).<<Bill Murray gets a chance to do it over again (and again and again) in this hilarious love story.>> If you REALLY liked X:WP's "Been There, Done That", then you'll like this movie!!!

Grease shown on MAX on Nov. 27 (10pm) and on Showtime on Nov. 27(10PM). <<Motor Heads, bobby-soxers, beauty-school dropouts and a demure Australian girl romp at 1950's Rydell High. Adapted form the Broadway Show.>> OK, OK…I HAD to put this here for Lucy's sake!!! For those of you who are like me and are having a Grease withdrawal, seeing this movie might help!!! : )

The movie Hercules in New York is shown on Performers: Arnold Strong (Schwarzenegger) <<The son of Zeus leaves Mount Olympus and becomes a professional wrestler in modern-day Manhattan.>>

Roman Roads: Paths to Empire shown on the History Channel on Nov. 30(12AM, 4AM)<<Built on the backs of conquered countries, the Romans engineered a stone-paved highway system encompassing 50,000 miles and sprawling across three continents. Ironically, their breathtaking feat may have paved the road to their ruin as ancient and new-sprung enemies marched straight to the heart of the empire.>>

Julius Caesar: The Divine Dictator shown on the History Channel on Dec. 6(11AM). <<He was history's greatest world conquerer, immortalized in story, verse and on stage. But Caesar acutally rose from a republican government. How did one man obtain so much power?>>

In Search of the Trojan War: The Age of Heroes shown on the History Channel on Dec. 8(1PM, 6PM), 9(5AM) <<Homer's heroic account of the war between Greece and Troy is a poetic masterpiece. But is it history or mythology? Michael Wood begins his quest for the truth by retracing the footsteps of the legendary archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann.>>

In Search of the Trojan War: The Legend Under Siege shown on the History Channel on Dec. 9(1PM, 6PM), 10(5AM) <<Did the legendary King Priam really rule Troy, as written by Homer? Did King Minos build his fabled labyrinth in Crete? Popular historian Michael Wood visits the throne room at Knossos and the site of what is believed to be Troy to unravel the truth about the Trojan War.>>

In Search of the Trojan War: The Women of Troy shown on the History Channel on Dec. 10(1PM, 6PM), 11(5AM) <<Hers was "the face that launched a thousand ships". But did Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, really exist? Popular historian Michael Wood searches for the truth--and offers an ingenious explanation for the legend of the Trojan Horse.>>

Rome's Eternal Wonders shown on the History Channel on Dec. 10(8PM), 11(12AM, 4AM). <<Built to attest to the power and glory of Rome, the ancient monuments often hide a rocky past. What outrageous acts helped build and maintain them? We'll investigate the emperors who built these magnificent structures, as well as examine the Colosseum, Pantheon, Baths of Caracalla, the Roman Forum, and Trajan's Column and Forum.>>

In Search of the Trojan War: The Fall of Troy shown on the History Channel on Dec. 11(1PM, 6PM), 12(5AM) <<With Troy sacked, Homer says the Greek heroes finally returned home--only to face an era of death and destruction. What really happened to the great empires of the Bronze Age? Dramatic archaeological finds offer a fascinating answer.>>

The Trojan War shown on the History Channel on Dec. 13(11AM) <<Achilles and Hector. Paris and Odysseus. Beautiful Helen of Troy...the heroes of Homer's sweeping adventures spring to life in this examination of the eight-year war between Greece and Troy.>>

Ancient Mysteries with Leonard Nimoy: The Odyssey of Troy shown on A&E on Dec. 14(7PM). <<What is it about Troy that 3200 years after the legendary fall of a legendary city we still try to unravel her mysteries? Scholars try and answer this question by researching the Greek poet Homer, possibly one of the greatest poets in the history of Western Europe, and his epic tale of love and war.>>

Also from Kathy Doerr…Disney is having Hercules on Ice go on tour!!! Watch for it as it might come to a town near you!!!

Xena and Hercules the Animated Movie is due out on video in January!!! Read more about it at the end of Sept. 7th Update.


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Convention and Club Section:

A GREAT site to check for fan clubs, conventions, and merchandise updates is at the Creation site: http://www.primenet.com/~outback/ MANY stars from both shows are scheduled at various Creation Conventions!!!

This in from Sharon(Creation): Videotaping and audiotaping at the conventions is not allowed as per the actors' request. Still photography is allowed. RE: Music Videos: "The exact quote of what I said to many people that night was, "Universal can allow us make and show them, but because of legal reasons, they cannot allow them to be sold."


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Merchandise Section:

>From Sharon(Creation)Subject: Hercules and Xena 1998 calendars!! :) "All right people, I've been sitting on this news for about two weeks dying to announce it, but had to wait until the legal stuff was settled -- there will be Herk and Xena calendars for 1998!! I've been sourcing the art for the past two days. This will be the fan-friendlist calendar you have ever seen Herk fans -- I promise that every month will be an "October." And I think you know what I mean by that Make sure you pay careful attention to the "holidays" on the calendar. Some of them will surprise you Just picked out the 14 large monthly pics, centerfold and 36 3x5 pics that will surround the days of the week section, 3 for each month. God I love my job I want to thank everyone for their suggestions. We'll put in as many as we can. I mentioned a couple of them when I was interviewing Renee yesterday and she loved them -- especially some of the Gabby ones But I didn't give away the best ones. I want the actors to be surprised -- and I think we've come up with a few that will surprise you too The calendars are really moving along. The Xena one went in Wednesday and the Herk one should be ready to go early next week. Having finally seen full-size color printouts of the covers and frontispieces (frontispiece -- a sneaky way for me to add another picture ), I wanted to stand in front of the computer and show everyone *silly grin* As soon as they are approved, I'm going to display some of the shots on the club web page so you can see how much fun we have been having The calendars will be in our Christmas catalog which should be ready to mail shortly. There wasn't enough time to get them into stores. Most stores won't take a calendar this late in the year.

From the VF Con, I heard the Upcoming Merchandise will be: A Dance CD with re-mixes of Joe's songs and Lucy will sing on it!!! The CD is out NOW!!! Thanks to OHMITYXENA for posting the New Xena Soundtrack Track Listing!!! "Original Television Soundtrack: XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS Volume 2, Music by Joseph LoDuca, Varese Sarabande CD Catalog number: VSD-5883; The front cover is an action shot of Xena from TIES THAT BIND when she confronts Ares after she realizes he's been posing as dad ... pissed off, sword held in battle position with both hands (at least I'm 95% sure that's what its from) ... this picture is pasted on top of a heavily-wooded background. The back cover has a montage of photos. First is Xena in the body of Mel Pappas with chakram in hand from XENA SCROLLS. Then Xena getting her back washed by Gab in the hot tub in A DAY IN THE LIFE. (nice picture ) Then Xena in stolen red dress as she tries to seduce Ceasar (not pictured) in DESTINY. Then Xena on the cross pre-broken legs in DESTINY. Finally, Xena in the body of Callisto with chakram in hand from INTIMATE STRANGER. The back cover of the insert is Callisto in the body of Xena as she taunts Xena in the body of Callisto (not pictured) over the whereabouts of Gabrielle in INTIMATE STRANGER. The inside of the insert is full of B/W photos: Xena and Callisto chariot racing in RETURN OF CALLISTO. Gabrielle defending herself from Solan's (not pictured) soccerball in ORPHAN OF WAR. Xena as Miss Amphipolis practicing "the big number" in HERE SHE COMES, MISS AMPHIPOLIS. Callisto taunting Xena (not pictured) just before she offs Perdicus in RETURN OF CALLISTO. Xena and Gab leading the Philistine (?) army in GIANT KILLER. Xena and Gab giggling about foolish men after fishing in A DAY IN THE LIFE (aka The Dirty Feet picture). Gabrielle, Bacchae enlistee as she's about to drink the blood of Bacchas in GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN. The CD is a picture disc of the same picture of as the front cover. There is an episode guide to the songs in the insert.

The tracks: 1. Main Title (1:22) ALL EPS; 2. At Mother's Tomb (3:00) REMEMBER NOTHING; 3. Xena Kicks Bacchae Butt (2:03) GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN; 4. Pop Goes Xena (1:11) RN; 5. Quicksand (1:25) RETURN OF CALLISTO; 6. Squeal (2:01) ROC; 7. Sword Play (1:27) INTIMATE STRANGER; 8. Homeland (3:29) RN; 9. Capoiera Fight (1:23) RN; 10. Many Winters Ago (2:17) DESTINY; 11. Stowaway (1:53) D; 12. You Really Believe That (1:05) D; 13. Rrarr (3:48) D; 14. Friend (1:37) D; 15. Crucifixion of Xena/ Up the Mountain (2:28) D; 16. To The Rescue (1:42) ROC; 17. Fighting Destiny (2:08) RN; 18. Talk With Solan (1:12) ORPHAN OF WAR; 19. The Ballad of Joxer the Mighty (1:12) FOR HIM THE BELL TOLLS; 20. Solstice Night (2:13) SOLSTICE CAROL; 21. The First Fate/ Suspended Gabby (3:22) SC; 22. Where as Me/ Gabby & Toys (2:20) SC; 23. More Fun and Games/ Feather Fight (3:12) SC; 24. Hard Core Fishing (1:23) THE PRICE; 25. River Wild (1:37) TP; 26. Xena is Bitten (1:33) GJWHF; 27. Restoration (2:11) GJWHF; 28. Caught in the Current (3:48) THE LOST MARINER; 29. Callisto Becomes a God (2:04) NECESSARY EVIL; 30. Swamp Creatures/ Imposter (2:40) IS; No, there is no Bacchae Rap on here. I don't know why...."

The Handpuppet posted: "The product # for the new Gab poster is 50241297. Apparently there won't be any bookmarks , but I left a suggestion for them to produce some! So make sure you also make a plea for bookmarks when you order the Gab poster. The posters will cost $8.00 each. Shipping costs are as follows: Up to $20, there is a $4.00 shipping charge. $20-50, there is a $6.00 shipping charge $50-$100, there is an $8.00 shipping charge. You can order the poster by calling the ALA (American Library Association) at 1-800-545-2433, then press 7. Thanks to Lunacy, who adds: "The Gabrielle poster is FANTASTIC!! It's about 34"h x 17"w, features a full-body shot of the bard telling stories to some kids. The Gabster is wearing her usual brown skirt with the BGSB and looks very pretty. At the bottom of the poster you can see the backs of the kids she's telling the stories too. On top it reads SHARE with the second line reading THE STORY on one side and THE LEGACY on the other. Around the middle of the poster, off to one side in smaller letters it says GABRIELLE FOR AMERICA'S LIBRARIES. Proceeds from this poster go to a good cause guys - ALA is the premier library organization in the country. I'm a librarian so I know :) They are VERY active in promoting literacy and education." Thanks to alpha for posting "the URL for the ALA READ banners of Xena and Hercules for those who wish to see them before ordering. Although there's a Gabrielle banner, they don't have a pict of it up yet." Pictures of ALL 3 are at Rate-A-Xena !!!

From the VF Con, I heard that there will be no Grease CD with Lucy. It would cost too much for them to re-mix it with her voice…Don't they know that Us Xenites are willing to buy it no matter the cost!?! In the Spring, 12 inch Xena and Gabrielle doll twin packs will be sold. In July, 6 inch Gabrielle and Callisto dolls will be sold…It's ABOUT TIME!!! More comics, character comics based on Callisto/Autolycus and so on are going to be coming out. Making of…Books; The Animated Movie is coming out Jan. 6!!! In July, The Xena/Herk Trilogy will be coming out on video, with Callisto trilogy and so on coming out later. Limited 500 Chakrams made from the same people who make them for the show are coming. T-shirts: Warrior…Princess…Tramp; Bard of Potidia; Amazon Princess; Ultimate Evil; Iolaus shirt; Xena and Gabrielle friendship shirt; Rein of Comedy shirt with Joxer and Autolycus. Also, the Home Shopping Club is going to be Live at the Upcoming Burbank Con. with some exclusive stuff!!!

This in from Sharon(Creation) about the Chakrams from NZ Update: "We have received two samples of possible packaging and neither was satisfactory. Back to the drawing board. The first batch of chakrams is on its way to us from NZ. So when the packaging is ready, it will move swiftly and I will be able to post the ordering information. For any newbies to the lists, here's the info on the chakrams: CHAKRAMS FROM NEW ZEALAND!! "Forged by the Blacksmiths at Pacific Renaissance Studios, New Zealand" We will have for sale officially licensed chakrams made by the same folks who manufacture the ones used on the show by Lucy Lawless. These will be produced only by Creation in a limited numbered run of 500. And because they are produced by the actual craftsmen who do the props for the series, they will be identical in every way to the ones Xena uses to dispatch evildoers, warlords and fish The packaging will be unique for both collecting and display purposes. Pricing and availability will be announced. Please give me your street address if you would like to receive a flyer as soon as they are ready. Subject: chakrams; outback@primenet.com


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SPY GAME:

At the Universal Chat with Rob: choco123 asks "What are the chances that Spy Game will be renewed for a 2nd season?" Rob_Tapert says "About as good as American Gothic coming back. I'd like to say that Spy Game is another example of a show being on the wrong network. ABC has done nothing to promote Spy Game."

Linden Ashby played Spy Game ex-agent Lorne Cash, he will be a new doctor in the first new fall episode of Melrose Place! I saw a piece on it on Access Hollywood on June 25. He has somewhat of a new look with blonde hair. I almost wouldn't have recognized him. I guess with this piece of news, it is truly official that Spy Game is no more. Thanks to Sarah for this info: Linden will be playing Dr. Brett "Coop" Cooper and will befriend Michael Mancini. I thought that he was honestly going to reprise his role as Charles Reynolds, Jo's ex-hubby.

Check out The Linden Ashby Worshiping Page !!!

Allison Smith played Spy Game spy expert Max London. She is supposed to be in the movie How to Make an American Quilt shown on STARZ! on Nov. 30(8pm). Also starring Winona Ryder, Ellen Burstyn, Anne Bancroft. <<After her longtime boyfriend proposes, an indecisive graduate student spends the summer listening to stories from her grandmother's sewing circle about love lost and gained.>>

Check out a GREAT web site devoted to Allison Smith !!!


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I hope this helps you all!!! Please feel free to write me with any info not listed, etc. I welcome all the help I can get as it takes me a LONG time to put these reports together and I might have missed something or mistyped something!!! I will answer all letters sooner or later.

Happy Viewing!!!

ALWheaties
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Xenites and Herk Fans Helping Others:

I decided to add this section because it has been my experience that Xenites and Herk fans are the Greatest Bunch of People!!! I have read of MANY different projects going on to help others and have decided to help do my part. : ) I will list different worthy causes here in hopes that you too will 'Catch the Spirit'!!! Only when we can help others can we help ourselves…

Thanks go out to Rita for posting Mistopholees' definition of Sword & Staff for the (Encyclopedia Xenaica):

Sword and Staff

      (sôrd and staf) Am. (sôd and stif) N.Z. n. "Sword and Staff" is a Xenite alliance whose original purpose was to monitor, track, and document the charitable donations made by Xenite fund raisers. It has since taken on a more active role in organizing the charitable fundraising efforts made by fans in the names Lucy Lawless, Reneé O'Connor, and "Xena: Warrior Princess". Thus far, in 1997, Xenite donations total nearly $25,000. During Lucy Lawless's 9 week run in 'Grease' on Broadway, "Sword and Staff" organized a campaign to have fans send money to "Daytop Village", a drug treatment facility, in lieu of flowers to Lucy. Combined with proceeds from a fan-sponsored auction in Valley Forge, PA, this charity received over $3,800 in donations in the name of "Lucy Lawless and the Cast of Grease". This was Lucy's internet response :

      "God bless you all. I'm so thankful to have great fans who care so much for others. I received plenty of flowers the first week, but more than those, I am cheered by all the bouquets I *didn't* get. I'm having a great time and learning a lot. But never fear, Xena is where my heart is. So I'll spot you on the box - a great, challenging season ahead and not just for me. Thanks again.

      Affectionately yours,

      Lucy" (9/22/97)

Check out Sword and Staff for more information!!!

Marener was the LUCKY one who bought lot #4 and got to go back stage to meet LUCY on the historical Oct. 7th show!!! "If you remember back a few weeks, The 11th annual Broadway Flea Market an Grand Auction was held on Sat. Sept. 27th in the Shubert Alley, Sponsored by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids (BC/EFA). The 4th lot up for auction was "Rizzo, The Warrior Princess" and included: meeting Ms Lawless, a photo with her, a backstage tour, tickets to Grease, a poster of LL as Rizzo signed by the cast and dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe.

"The cast of GREASE have made BC/EFA "their charity" and are working to continually raise money for it!!! Although Ms. Lawless is a guest in this country and doing GREASE while on her "holiday" from her work on X:WP, SHE HAS LENT BOTH HER NAME AND HER TIME to raise money for this charity !!! If you can help the cast of GREASE with their fund raising, it would be a wonderful way to say "THANK YOU" to Ms. Lawless for her personal efforts on behalf of this charity. Tax deductable Donations may be made to BC/EFA and mailed to: BC/EFA, ATTN: Mr. Smith, 230 W. 49th St., Eugene O'Neill Theatre, NY, NY 10036



I wanted to tell you all a little bit about the trip I took to Washington D.C. It was through the Service Station Organization. If you have a youth group that would be interested in doing a service project, find out some info at: Service Station .

In D.C. we did A LOT of different things every day to help a variety of people. The main focus was to help the homeless, but we also helped at a Day Camp for kids and picked up trash along a creek/park area. We worked at a Food Bank, Soup Kitchen, and passed out sack lunches to the homeless in the park near the White House. We did A LOT during the week that we were there and you could personally see the results of the hard work that you did. It was a very rewarding experience, one in which I would like to do again!

I would like to say Hi to: Jennie, Jenny, Melissa, Robin, Celio, Dee, Ruth, Karen, Jillian, Debbie, Michelle, and Pastor Brian whom I truly enjoyed getting to know much better over the week!



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