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I wanted to take this opportunity to say how much I am SADDENED by the recent death of Princess Diana!!! I GREATLY ADMIRED her for her class and compassion for the suffering people of the world!!! I prayed for her recovery when she was in the hospital, and I now pray for her sons, that they might have some comfort in the knowledge that so MANY people around the world share in their mourning!!! It's hard to know what to say at a time like this, so I'll close this section with the Brilliantly re-written song "Candle in the Wind" by Elton John:
"Goodbye England's rose, may you ever grow in our hearts. You were the grace that placed itself where lives were torn apart. You called out to our country, and you whispered to those in pain. Now you belong to heaven, and the stars spell out your name. And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind: never fading with the sunset when the rain set in. And your footsteps will always fall here, along England's greenest hills; your candle's burned out long before your legend ever will. Loveliness we've lost; these empty days without your smile. This torch we'll always carry for our nation's golden child. And even though we try, the truth brings us to tears; all our words cannot express the joy you brought us through the years. Goodbye England's rose, from a country lost without your soul, who'll miss the wings of your compassion more than you'll ever know."
To those who are interested, Elton John will be on Late Night with Conan O'Brian Thursday, Sept. 25(12:35am) along with Actress Annie Potts
A SPECIAL THANKS to Kathy Doerr for housing my web site and making it so GREAT!!! It is TRULY a WONDERFUL thing and I am so VERY THANKFUL!!! Her site is The Xena/Lucy Lawless Resource Central at: http://home1.gte.net/kpdoerr/xena.htm And My personal favorite site for TV Alerts is at: http://www.xenite.org/kpdoerr/xena_alerts.html
A SPECIAL THANKS to my sister Jillian who helped type A LOT of this info, without her help, this Update would never have gotten Updated!!!
The Update of July 18th has exerpts of Robert Trebor's Universal Chat and Ted Raimi's AOL chat as well as other exerpts of articals, etc. The Update of Sept. 7 has many different articles and more. The Tube Watch Calendar takes all this info and puts it into a Quick ready-to-use TV Guide checklist.
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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: 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!
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 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.
I got some letters saying, "Why don't you have this person or that person". When in fact I had researched them, but found no upcoming info. So to let you all know who I research, I have 2 paragraphs: one of those with sections of upcoming info and one of those without. If there is anyone that I don't have listed in either that you would like me to check into, let me know.
Included in this report are: Lucy Lawless (Xena), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Renee O'Connor (Gabrielle), Melinda Clarke (Velaska), Jacqueline Collen (Penelope), Alexandra Tydings (Aphrodite), Nick Kokotakis (Darius), Roma Downey (Hippolyta), Tawny Kitaen (Deianeira), Bobby Hosea (Marcus), Elizabeth Hawthorne (1st Alcamene, Queen Omphale) / Patrick Smith (Dolas, Glauce) /Christine Bartlett (Philana) /Nigel Harbrow (Basculis, Koulos, Turkos) /Teresa Woodham (Zora) /Kristie O'Sullivan (Ophelia) /Alison Bruce (Melosa, Postera), Karen Witter (original Nemisis), Bruce Campbell (Autolycus), Ted Raimi (Joxer), Claire Yarlett (Thera), Jeremy Roberts (Thercidese, Derk), Sam Jenkins (Kiran, Serena), Tim Thomerson (Meleager the Mighty), Bridget Hoffman (Echidna), Cory Everson (Atlanta), Tony Todd (Cecrops, Gladius), Robert Trebor (Salmoneus, Walin), Scott Garrison (Perdicas), Willa O'Neil (Lila, Phoebie) /Ian Hughes (Diomedes, Melas) /Andrew Binns (Hippocrates) /Joel Tobeck (Strife) /Danielle Cormack (Ephiny), Karl Urban (Cupid, Caesar), Kevin Smith (Ares, Iphicles), Susan Ward (Psyche), Hudson Leick (Callisto), Jay Laga'aia (Draco) /Jeremy Callaghan (Palaemon), Michael Hurst (Iolaus), Teresa Hill (Nemesis) and Marley Shelton (Iole).
Jodie Dorday (Solari, Io) is mentioned after the What's on Xena/Herk section, Simon James Prast (Nemos) and Mark Ferguson (Dagnine, John Smythe, Krykus) are mentioned in Elizabeth Hawthorne's section. Other people searched for, but did not find at press time: John Aquino (Ulysses), Cynthia Rothrock (Enforcer2), Ebonie Smith (M'Lila), Paul Norell (Falaffel), Kim Michalis (Scilla, Leah), Jeffery Thomas (Jason), Erik Thomson (Hades), Lisa Chappel (Dirce, Lydia, Princess Melissa), Norman Forsey (Princess Diana's father), Liddy Holloway (2nd Alcamene), Peter Daube (Petracles, Spiros), Tanya Dignan (Eponin), Rebekah Mercer (Terreis), Emma Turner (Flora), Julian Garner (Hephaestus), and Karen Shepherd (Enforcer).
A GREAT web site that has HELPED me know the guest-star's names and characters on Xena is at: http://logomancy.simplenet.com/XENA/EPISODES/
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: http://us.imdb.com/search
This week's Xena: Warrior Princess is a repeat of the episode "Comedy of Eros" <<Draco (Jay Laga'aia) is threatening to sell some temple maidens into slavery and Xena is trying to stop him. Trouble is, she's also falling in love with him. Meanwhile (and just as strange), Gabrielle is falling for Joxer (Ted Raimi). Cupid: Karl Urban. Bliss: Cameron Russel.>> Cupid's kid was SO CUTE!!! He stole some of his dad's arrows and caused some mayhem!!! I haven't read Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors in a long time, but BOY! They sure did do a good job in living up to the Shakespearean standard!!! Xena falls in love with Draco who's in love with Gabrielle who's in love with Joxer who's so happy to have someone FINALLY really love him that he loves her right back with no help. Boy! What a mess!!! But it is a GREAT ride!!! : )
Next week's Xena: Warrior Princess is the PREMERE 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 (Lucy Lawless) has committed "a terrible crime. She will be punished by persecution and madness." Just what is the "terrible crime"? Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor) 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.>> I'm SO EXCITED that the NEW episodes are starting Again!!! I CAN'T wait to see this!!!
Whoosh! has info on all past Xena eps. and upcoming!!! It can be found at: http://www.thirdstory.com/whoosh/epguide/index.html
This week's Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is a repeat of the episode "Atlantis" <<Cassandra (Claudia Black) is most definitely a prophet without honor in her own land when she predicts that her island homeland Atlantis will be destroyed. Panthius: James Beaumont. Skirner: William Davis. Demitrius: Ross Harper. Aurelius:Norman Fairley.>> I haven't seen this one yet, but it looks like a REALLY GREAT episode with Special effects gallore!!!
Next week's Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is the PREMERE of the episode "Beanstalks & 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 The fourth season begins with Our Hero (Kevin 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. 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 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!!!
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Check out XENA MEDIA REVIEW (XMR) at: http://xenafan.com/xmr
WHOOSH! #12 was released on 09-01-97. It's THE FIRST ANNUAL ALL-AMAZON ISSUE. There is more info about Amazons in #12 than you can shake a stick at. Check it out at http://www.thirdstory.com/whoosh
Bret Rudnick has An Interview with Jodie Dorday on Whoosh! Jodie was Io in the X:WP ep. "Prometheus", the one who Xena asked to get the sword from and was told to get the clues from the tablet from the Alligator's mouth; she was also GREAT as the Amazon Solari in the X:WP eps. "The Quest" and "A Necessary Evil!!!
Bret Rudnick also has An Interview with Danielle Cormack(Ephiny)!!! Check out her section further down in this report!!! : )
Thanks to Xenite Owl for letting us know that the 2nd Xena Soundtrack will be out soon!!! "I e-mailed Varese Sarabande asking when the next Xena soundtrack will be out. This is the reply I got back: "The TENTATIVE release date for the second volumes of Hercules and Xena soundtracks is 11/4/97. Regards, Brian Giorgi, National Director of Sales web site: http://www.VareseSarabande.com
Lucy Lawless is RIGHT now starring as Rizzo(or as someone put it on one of the mail lists: Rixxo) in the Broadway production of Grease!!! She will be doing 8 shows a week until Oct. 19!!! Boy! What a schedule!!! My mom, sister, a friend and I will all be going to see her on Oct. 7 and was LUCKY enough to get FRONT row seats!!! I Can't WAIT!!!!!
Thanks to Sharon(Creation) for sending us A MESSAGE FROM LUCY!!! Lucy called Renaissance from backstage at the theatre at around 1:11 PM EST, just before heading into her final rehearsal before the actual show, and asked if I would post a thank you to all the fans for their massive amount of support.
"Thank you for helping make a dream come true. Your support is very much appreciated. So, wish me luck, I'm off into the big beyond. Thanks, and I'll be giving it all I've got.
Love from Lucy."
Thanks to Lucia for letting us know that Lucy will be on AOL Date: September 22, Time: 5:00pm ET, Event Keyword: "KTLA"
Thanks to Sharon(Creation) for posting Lucy's upcoming media alerts -9/3 UPDATE (This is Hollywood, folks. Everything subject to change!) TV and Radio -- Grease press conference -- Sept 3 (the entertainment magazine shows/newspapers will run this footage sporadically); Regis and Kathie Lee -- Sept 25 (tentative); Larry King - Oct 10; The View -- Oct 15; Howard Stern -- She appeared live on the radio show on Sept 12 and it will be broadcast on the E! channel about three weeks later (an edited version). Howard Stern show phone number for those who need to track down where it airs in your part of the country is 212-314-9230. . Print -- New York Magazine; US magazine - October; Orange Country Register -9/7 (?); Greensburg Tribune -- 9/14 & 9/29 (?).
Thanks to Jenna, for letting me know that the date for Lucy to be on Regis and Kathie Lee will be on Mon. Sept. 29 at 9am on ABC!!! I CAN'T WAIT to see it!!! :)
This also from Sharon(Creation): Lucy will be at the NY City Con. on Sept 28 and will be on stage at 10AM. This is much earlier than we usually have our main speaker, but this will give her time to get to the theatre and get ready for her matinee appearance in Grease. Guests: LUCY LAWLESS, Robert Trebor, Robert Field (Xena Editor), Brad Carpenter(Renaissance Pictures). Times for this special morning convention are 8:30am until 2:30pm. Lucy will be going straight from her convention appearance to her matinee performance in "Grease" and, therefore, will be unable to sign autographs. All other guests will be signing. Programming will include: a new blooper reel, music videos, charity auction, Behind the Scenes slide shows with scenes from Season Three, "Top Ten Villains" video, Stump the Experts, costume and True and False contests. See bottom section for URLs for Cons.
Lucy played Sarah McFee in an episode of the TV show Adventures of the Black Stallion called "Riding the Volcano". The Odessey channel airs the Adventures of the Black Stallion every Monday through Friday evening at 7pm. They don't have an episode guide, but sooner or later it is bound to be aired.
Lucy is in the Sept 19, '97 Entertainment Weekly Magazine.
Thanks to Alaska for posting a transcript of Lucy's WPIX interview for those of us who missed it!!!
"Male anchor: "Xena's Lucy Lawless hopes to conquer Grease this season, but she's already won over fans of her show. She gave us some sneak previews of some brand new episodes." "The New Zealand native is the latest star to tackle the role of Rizzo in the musical Grease. She took some time out to talk with us about the challenges of her new role and her devoted fans. She also gave us a little peek at what Xena will be up to in upcoming episodes.
[10 second clip of Lucy singing "Greased Lightning" in Grease, while sitting on top of car hood.] [Switch to 10-15 second clip of Xena fighting temple raiders in opening of Remember Nothing.] [Switch to Lucy's face in close-up, in interview.]
Lucy: "I'm having a really good time, really good time. This is hard, this is really hard work. An incredible amount of choreography in there and it's nerve-wracking, but this is very fulfilling and I am loving every terrifying minute of it. And, uh, New Yorkers have been incredibly supportive as well. They've given me so much I just want to, I just want to give it all back." [Switch to shot of Lucy signing autograpsh for fans outside Grease stage door.]
Lucy: "I think just women's groups generally, whether they're gay or not, uh, have taken Xena to their hearts." [Switch back to close-up of Lucy.]
Lucy: "These people, more than any other, the women of the Meow Mix, and other gay bars around town, lesbian bars, are responsible almost single-handedly for making our show hip." [Switch to Orphan of War opening, at Centaur totems.]
Lucy: "There's a schism coming up, a rift between the two friends, and, um, the audience is going to find themselves very challenged by the, um, some pretty dark episodes coming up. " [Switch to shot from Return of Callisto, riding chariots on beach.]
Lucy: "Somebody has a baby." [Switch back to close-up of Lucy.]
Lucy: "There are children involved and there are some very adult issues, a lot of, um, a lot of taboos are going to be touched upon and broken, and I hope our audience can hang in there. It's, uh, it's pretty adult fantasy fare." [Ends on clip from show's opening, Xena riding horse in front of troops. (Gauntlet?) And with news anchors reminding people that X:WP comes on regularly right before the Saturday news....]
Thanks to Dragon Lady for letting us know that: "LL is on page 91 in the Oct Glamour magazine. There's 2 photos (one small inset of her as Xena and the other is the same photo which was on the cover of Parade magazine). The article consists of 7 questions:
1. Is your 9 year old daughter Daisy aware that mom is a cult figure?
The impact of the show has been pretty major on the kids in New Zealand. At first Daisy was afraid that my program would flop and she'd be laughed at. When that didn't happen, she felt free to be proud of me.
2. What's the most unusual job you've ever had?
I worked for a gold mining company in the Australian outback. We dug the earth and took samples. The ratio of men to women was one in 50. I never saw any gold, but I did change a lot of tires.
3. You studied opera and are appearing on Broadway through October as Rizzo in the musical "Grease". Tell us about your passion for singing.
I sing when I'm happy, but for many years I stopped singing. That time's over. I take nothing for granted since I fractured my pelvis while performing a stunt on "The Tonight Show" last October.
4. How did it feel when you were asked to sing the national anthem at a Detroit Red Wings game--and your breast popped out of your shirt?
It was awful! It may have been my worst performance ever, and the networks wouldn't stop replaying it.
5. It wasn't as if you grabbed your crotch a la Roseanne.
No, it was a bloody accident.
6. Would you take your clothes off on camera?
I've been offered a lot of money to pose for Playboy. It holds no interest for me; nor will I do it in the movies. Lucy Lawless is a private person. I have a daughter and a partner, and I don't want to share my personal side with anyone else.
7. Do you think Xena and Gabrielle will share more intimate moments this season?
Not really. Just as there are no plans for Hercules and Xena to get together. Having said that, there are times to make a little innuendo, and we'll keep doing that.
Thanks to Zapper for posting Lucy's recent appearance on The Rosie O'Donnell show!!!
Rosie: Please welcome Lucy Lawless! (Lucy comes onstage) Rosie: They love you! Lucy: Yeay them! <?> Rosie: The people love you. Lucy: Well...(audience member): We love you Xena! Rosie: See? They love you.(audience cheers) Lucy: As if to prove it. <?> Rosie: First of all, congratulations on your Broadway debut. Lucy: Thank you very much! (audience cheers) Rosie: You're welcome. Grease at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Lucy: Mm-hmm. Rosie: I understand that we played a small part in your getting the role. Lucy: Rosie cast me in, um, the show, I came on eight months ago, something, and, I sang a song, the producers happened to be watching, and you said you could do Broadway and I said, ho ho, you know, really do you think so, and um, and they were watching and, and, you know and, they made the offer and I just jumped at it. Rosie: And you're doing it for seven weeks. Lucy: I'm doing, just for seven weeks, that's all the time I have off. Rosie: Which is, which is, just the perfect amount of time because you won't get, into the routine. How was opening night for you? Lucy: Opening night was great I have no memory of it whatsoever except waking up the next morning with, like pillow face going, "oh my God you're..." (laughs) I have to play that episode all over again, you know, just, I'm used to a continual flow of new material and, and, always working under the gun, so, to do the same thing, uh, night after night is a real challenge, and now that I'm getting more comfortable it's a whole lot more fun. Rosie: Now, are you nervous with the singing? Lucy: Uhhh...singing I was nervous with at first, initially, dancing I was terrified of, now, my acting's gone to Hell you know and...(Rosie and audience laugh) Lucy: I'm thinking so much (pounds on lap comedically), I'm doing this that where I'm, now I'm starting to say things like fluff-flak <?>, and, (Porky Pig impression), I'm doing Porky Pig routines and going "oh my God I can't get the words out straight" but um, fortunately the audience is sort of um, hanging in there in fact, part of the reason I took the job was that it was kind of therapy for me you see I've been terrified to sing for about, ten years. Rosie: Really... Lucy: Yeah, and uh, so I took it and, you're all having to sit through my therapy thank you very much. (audience laughs) Rosie: Yes, but you're a very good singer I remember you from last time. Lucy: That was, because I was so relaxed, you know, but, for to stand me up, something in my throat just kinda closes up quite often often so, um, I didn't tell the producers that of course, that would have terrified them, and uh, and uh, here I am and I'm doing it I'm just loving it. Rosie: Well, I'm so happy for you I on the other hand cannot sing, a note on key, and I would sing loudly, and proudly anywhere I go and, the produ- it's funny when I auditioned the producers Fran Weisther, who is, the funny, (impersonating producer) darling, angel, who are you, no idea, I said oh I'd been in a couple movies, maybe you know, (again) darling, I've never heard of you, and basically, you don't sing well.(audience laughs) And, but thanks for getting me the part anyway, so, I had fun. Lucy: Yeah you're good. <?> Rosie: Oh has your daughter been to see you? Lucy: She hasn't, she, I'm missing her terribly, she's um, she's still in New Zealand... Rosie: She is... Lucy: And she's coming over in a coupla, uh, in a week, and uh, I just can't wait, you know, I'm, I'm l- I love the people I'm with I'm having, some of them are here today, and, um, but I've just got that, you know that aching for... Rosie: Yeah, she's, she's 9? Lucy: Yeah. Rosie: 9 years old? Lucy: Yeah and obsessed with, with Tamagotchi at the moment you know those little, these awful little (laughs) digital pet... Rosie: Oh, I know... Lucy: They keep dieing, they, doesn't matter how much attention they get, you know they, overfeed them, and overcare for them and these things keep carking it. Rosie: No, do you know how to do it? Do you know how to do it? Lucy: I did not know, I've had to set up these awful things time and time again, but uh, they won't just die and stay dead you know, you...(laughs) Rosie: They're horrible. My neice said to me, "I'm going to my friend Marissa's party, take care of it!" Lucy: Yeah! Rosie: The stress! You have to feed the thing and then, change the diaper, and it beeps, and ugh...and they sold millions of them. Lucy: Do you know though, the other day, I was sitting in, in, Central Park in a restaraunt, and there was a woman with a, ghastly little, matching poodle, matching her own hairdo, you know. Rosie: Yeah. Lucy: In, in her handbag, of course, later I get up to go to the looloo, and, I walk in, and, underneath a cubicle where you ought to see somebody's shoes is this little dog, doing his business on a nappy liner, and I (laughs) New York, you're outta hand! Rosie: You're not kiddin' we are outta hand here! Don't go away more Lucy Lawless after this break we'll be right back. (station break) Rosie: Back with Lucy Lawless, Xena, can you give me a little Xena yell? Lucy: Ayiyiyiyi! You've got...(audience cheers) Rosie: Yeah, we have it, here it is.(A tape is played of a Xena yell) Lucy: Perfect pitch, listen to that. Rosie: Here we go do it again.(The tape is played again and Lucy joins in) Rosie: Lemme try. Lucy: Oh, stereo! Rosie: Where'd you get it? Where'd you get that? Lucy: Uhhh...Rob Tapert, our Producer, and, my partner, you know, um.... Rosie: In life? Lucy: Yeah. Rosie: Oh, your boyfriend! Lucy: Yeah, my boyfriend! Uh, he actually, they were looking for he was looking for some sort of a gimmick like, a Tarzan, call or something, and, uh, the Arabic women do, make, a similar noise. They ululate, all over the place everytime they protest or there's a funeral or they're happy you know, I dunno it's a multi=purpose cry. Rosie: Really? I never heard of that. Lucy: Yeah. And I couldn't quite do it so I bastardized it and made it, made it my own and, just exploited the Hell out of it. Rosie: Ubluhbluhbluhbluhbluhbluh!(audience laughs) Lucy: You got it! Rosie: But you don't use your tongue like that you just uhluhluhluhluh. Do it again. Lucy: Ayiyiyi! Rosie: Oh you see but you keep your tongue in your mouth. Uhriririri!(audience laughs) Lucy: Very pretty. Rosie: Thank you. Rururururururu!(audience cheers) Rosie: Alright now since you brought this up... Lucy: Yeah. Rosie: Was he your boyfriend before he was the Producer or, he was, just working together you... Lucy: Uh, just working together. Rosie: Alright, I don't wanna pry I just, was curious it was going through my head while I was doing the yell. Lucy: Yeah. Oh it's no secret. Rosie: You're on in 80 countries. Lucy: How bout that? Rosie: Hard to believe. Lucy: I'm on in Saudi Arabia. Rosie: Saudi Arabia?(audience cheers) Lucy: Yeah. I had uh, a friend came back from uh, doing some oil, rig gig, in, in, Saudi Arabia and they had seen Xena, but, all the action scenes have to be blown up, they're huge grainy close-ups so they don't show any cleavage or leg. And uh, I don't know how they manage it . But uh, it's a big hit in Saudi Arabia. Rosie: Really...alililililili!(audience laughs and cheers) Lucy: Yeah. And like that's probably what it is it's just the sound you know. <?> Rosie: It's the yell, they go, she's one of us! Blilili!(audience laughs) Rosie: Well how long, um, you're gonna do that show for years I suppose, it's so popular. Lucy: For, for a few years, yeah. Rosie: For a few years, yeah. Lucy: Yeah. Rosie: You gonna do anymore musicals, you think? Lucy: Ehehehehe!(audience laughs) Lucy: Well uh, if they'll, if they'll have me back we'll see I don't know that um, I could do something for, a, a year I know that you did it for a year... Rosie: Did it for a year. Lucy: It's, and it's incredibly hard work too I thought, it can't be any harder than, than the work I do, everyday and, and, it is extremely strenuous in a different way. Rosie: It is. And you only have one day off a week and it's very tiring. Lucy: Yeah. Rosie: Have you gotten to see any, any of the shows or, with your schedule you really, don't have time... Lucy: I saw Chicago yesterday that's amazing. <?> Rosie: Isn't that amazing? Lucy: God... Rosie: And Mariel Henner is in it now. Lucy: Yeah. Rosie: Brilliant, isn't she a great dancer? Lucy: Mm-hmm. Rosie: She is. Surprising? <?> Lucy: Yeah and, and Bebe Newearth is, a dancing machine. Rosie: She is. It's a great show have you seen (actress' name I can't make out)? <?> Lucy: Yeah but she's like Betty Boop on steroids, you know (laughs) Rosie: I love the way you say that, Betty Boop. Lucy: Betty Boop. Rosie: Betty Boop on steroids. Lucy: Yeah. Rosie: Yeah. Lucy: George...<?> Rosie: She's, she's really wonderful, have did you seen Titantic yet?? Lucy: I haven't. Is that good? Rosie: I loved it. Lucy: Yeah, ok that's another one to see before... Rosie: Really good Christo-...did you see Reds? <?> Lucy: Not yet. Rosie: (singing) Five-hundred-sixty-five-thousand-three-hundred-miiiinutes. How do you measure, a keh-mercial break.(audience laughs) Say we'll be right back after this. Lucy: We'll be right back, after......this. (station break) Rosie: Hey go see Lucy Lawless on Broadway in Grease. How Luce, who's on tommorow? Lucy: Ahhh, Barbara Walters! Rosie: Kimberly Williams. Lucy: And Cynthia Cooper. Rosie: Exactly. Hit the target Xena. Buh-bye! (Lucy aims some sort of Nerf bow-and-arrow thing at an off-screen target)
A GREAT site to find out more about Lucy/Xena is: http://www.xenafan.com/ Another great site is at: http://gab.simplenet.com/xena/#alert Also check out A Day in the Life...(of a Xena Addict) at: http://xena.simplenet.com Check out Jill's Xena Page for lots-o-links: http://funnelweb.utcc.utk.edu/~jtdybka/xena.htm Another GREAT site is at: http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/8715/LucyLawless.html
Kevin Sorbo: Let's ALL wish Kevin a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on September 24!!! He turns 39!!! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY KEVIN!!! To sign a Birthday card for Kevin, go to: http://www.universalstudios.com/tv/hercules/cards/kevincard/
From: (Olympiana) Date: 9 Sep 1997 22:14:46 Hercules Netforum: "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
Olympiana Kevin Sorbo International Fan Club, PO Box 410, Buffalo Center, IA 50424 email@example.com hotline 612-953-4179 "Be Strong in a World That's Weak"
Kevin will be on the Ricki Lake Talk Show on WWOR(UPN) on Sept. 26(12pm).<<Scheduled: actors Kevin Sorbo (``Hercules: The Legendary Journeys'`) and Tahj Mowry (``Smart Guy'`), rap artist Lil' Kim.>>
Thanks to Whomever put this on the mailing lists!!! (Sorry, I lost the name as I like to give credit where credit's due):
By MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press: NEW YORK (Sept. 5) - Kevin Sorbo is a god. Or at least his fans think so. "Hey! Hey, Hercules," the actor recalls one middle-aged groupie yelling out as Sorbo strolled through Manhattan. "Yo, come over here and say hello to my wife." Being mistaken for a Greek god is an occupational hazard for 38-year-old Sorbo, whose long locks and sculpted chest have become mandatory eye-candy for millions of fans in 65 countries. This month may prove to be his most heroic. Sorbo signed a contract extension to star in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys through the next century. And he made his feature debut as "Kull: The Conqueror." Billed as a prequel to Arnold Schwarzenegger's Conan movies, Sorbo's Kull is more pulpy - a camp barbarian who favors flaming swords, curvaceous sorceresses and a rock 'n' roll soundtrack. And, unlike Conan, Kull keeps the laughs rolling and gore to a minimum. "We kept it family light," says the mild-mannered Sorbo. "Kull is Conan Lite."
As for his role as TV's favorite bare-chested hunk, Sorbo, grinning wildly, theorizes: "Herc is a guy that I think people want to hang out with. He's a cool guy, he's a fun guy, but you can't be like him. He's a half-god, he's the strongest guy in the world." Sorbo points to the show's weekly moral to explain its wild popularity: "Whether it's racism or whether it's finishing your homework, there's something to learn," says the 6-foot-3-inch, 215-pound muscleman. "I even get letters from teachers across the country saying they're studying mythology again." Now, that's pretty heroic.
Do you fear being labeled grade-A beefcake forever?
Sorbo: Well, I was actually surprised how much my shirt is off in this film. You know, because over a three-month period you only shoot one or two pages a day, and you're so into it that you kind of lose track. Sure, Hercules is kind of beefcakey, but it's more like Herc in the Land of Cleavage. The eye-candy is more for the men. On `Herc,' on purpose, I take my shirt off once every seven or eight episodes. I don't do it that often. The producers want to have more, but I say no. Let Dean Cain on Superman (`'Lois & Clark'`) do that!
Did you have any idea "Hercules" would get so big?
Sorbo: You can't gauge it. C'mon, if we did this 10 years ago, maybe it wouldn't have worked. The timing was just right. My gut feeling was that this was going to become a series but did I think it would get as big as it did? Not really, but I'm not overly surprised because I think it's a fun show...It's simple dialogue, it translates well into other countries, you can sell it to Japan, you can sell it to Germany. Did you hear that `Seinfeld' got canceled in Germany? We're No. 1. Obviously, we're very huge in Greece and Italy. Hello? It's mythology, you know. They absolutely love it.
So you've got a cult classic on your hands, haven't you?
Sorbo: Oh, no question. There's no doubt in my mind that 30 years from now, people will be still be watching this at 11 o'clock, right before they go to bed, like I did with `'Star Trek.'` I mean, they have conventions now all across the country. People dress up, they fly in from Europe. It's just insane. They just go nuts. They're so hard-core.
OK. But who wins in a street fight, Xena the Warrior Princess or Herc?
Sorbo: That's a funny question for people to ask, I think. To me, there's no battle. I mean, she's a tough warrior, but Hercules is the strongest person in the world. He's half-god; she's mortal. I did fight her in one show. I threw her down and put a knife to her throat. She finally said, `OK, you're the greatest warrior.' I told her to cool her jets.
What about Kull versus Herc?
Sorbo: That would be a good battle. Hmm. I'm going to go with Kull, because he's a tough guy. Hey, he's a barbarian. This guy grew up in the wild with wolves. I mean, he's an animal. But it would be a good fight. That one I'd like to see.
What about that other TV star who uses a sword, the Highlander?
Sorbo: Oh, I'd beat him silly. I'd lop his head off.
AP-NY-09-04-97 0920EDT Copyright 1997 The Associated Press
A GREAT web site devoted to Kevin/Hercules is at: http://msmoo.simplenet.com/sorbo/sorbo1.htm Also, check out Lady Pegasus' site for REALLY GREAT pix of Kevin!!! at: http://www.geocities.com/~ohno_mrbill/ladyp.htm
Another, Great site for both shows is at: http://herc-and-xena.simplenet.com/ Another web site is Allison's Hercules and Xena Links at: http://members.tripod.com/~Xenallison/index-2.html
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Renee O'Connor: Thanks to kram2 for letting us know: "Everyone's favorite bard will be chating live on Mon Sept 22 at 9:00 pm.et. on PEOPLE online. http://pathfinder.com/people/interactive/chat.html.
Renee will be on the Vibe Talk Show on WSBK(UPN affiliate, check your area for time and channel) on Sept. 26(12AM). <<Scheduled: actresses Renee O'Connor ("Xena: Warrior Princess") and Elizabeth Perkins ("Cloned").
Renee plays Laurie Brinkman in the movie Darkman II: The Return of Durant shown on Oct. 1(10:30AM), 4(4PM) on MAX2. 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!!!
Thanks to Sharon(Creation) for posting Renee's upcoming media alerts -9/3 UPDATE(This is Hollywood, folks. Everything subject to change!) Renee will be on Regis and Kathie Lee -- Oct 6 (?) at 9am on ABC!!!
This in from Sharon(Creation): Message from Sandra Wilson, Renee's mom: Walter O'Connor, Renee's father, will be at the San Fran show to meet his daughter's fans. I think he's going to go home one proud papa :)
Renee is in an Upcoming Creation Con in Valley Forge, PA!!! Go to my convention's section(near the bottom of this listing) for more Convention info. Find out about a picnic(not just for Fan Club members) in the park near the Valley Forge Convention Center at: http://members.aol.com/Rocweb/cons.htm#badg This is exciting and I hope to meet MommaROC and many of you there!!! I can't wait until October to FINALLY be able to meet Renee!!! She is so GREAT!!!
I JUST GOT MY TICKET AND I'LL BE IN THE FRONT ROW!!! YEAH!!!
Her Fan Club tells us that Renee will be in a TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE short article to run in the October 1997 issue. She will also be in a Radio Interview Aahs World Radio (children's radio network) Early in October: Date, time and affiliates to be announced.
Thanks to Lunacy for letting us know that Renee will be on an ALA READ Poster!!! She got a letter saying: "So happy to hear of your enthusiasm for our Gabrielle banner, featuring her storytelling to a group of children with the message: SHARE a Story, SHARE the Legacy. It will be available around October 1.Call 1-800-545-2433; press 7 and use order code 5024-1297."
Her Fan Club web site has a new look, a GREAT new picture of Renee on the Main Page as well as a message from her!!!: http://members.aol.com/rocweb/index.htm Another GREAT web site is Room for Renee at: http://www.acs.appstate.edu/~dm9262/oconnor/renee.html Another REALLY GREAT web site is The Ultimate Renee O'Connor Appreciation Page at: http://www.huron.net/~midway/roc/
Melinda Clarke has WOWed us Xenites as her portrayal of Velaska!!! She will play Margo Vincent in a TV show called Soldier of Fortune. Also in the cast is Brad Johnson (II) as Major Matthew Quentin Shepherd. He was so GREAT as Ned in the 1993 television series 10."Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times"! I was sorry to see that show cancelled!!! I truly look forward to this new show!!! It is bound to be GREAT!!! Check out a GREAT website for Soldier of Fortune at: http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/Set/4625
Thanks to Katherine for sending me this URL!!!http://www.filmzone.com/rysher/soldier/vincent.html
Soldier of Fortune, Inc. shown on WWOR(UPN affiliate, check your area for channel) on Sept. 25(9pm).
Melinda Clarke plays Margo in the TV show Soldier of Fortune, Inc. on WBNE(UPN affiliate, check your area for channel) on Sept. 27(8pm). <<Debut: A top-secret group of former military operatives carry out covert missions on behalf of the U.S. Government, missions in which "plausible deniability is imperative." First up: the team goes behind the lines in Iraq to rescue four Britons being held hostage. Shepherd: Brad Johnson. Trout: David Selby. Benny: Tim Abell. Chance: Real Andrews. C.J.: Mark A. Sheppard.>>
Soldier of Fortune, Inc. shown on WBNE(UPN affiliate, check your area for channel) on Sept. 28(10pm). <<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. Margo: Melinda Clarke. Benny: Tim Abell.>>
On the Sept.13-19 TV Guide, pg.77, "Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (debuts week of September 22 ) No, it's not about that magazine with the guns and knives on the cover-it's about the kind of guys who read that magazine. Brad Johnson leads a team of mercenaries in this hour-long series, the first action-TV foray by action-movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer ("Con Air")."
Thanks to Nitefal for telling us: "I recently spotted Melinda Clarke (Valeska) on the cover of the "Curse Of The Spawn #12" comic book. The story inside is about her psychotic Spawn character, Jessica Priest, and it is `definitely' not for the faint of heart. Nevertheless, fans of Ms. Clarke may want to check it out."
Thanks to Boeotian, Librarian Sidekick for telling us: "The Nov. issue of 'Femme Fatales' has a cover article on Melinda Clarke. There is not much on 'Xena' in the article, which is on Clarke's career as a whole"
A great web site to find out more about Melinda/Velaska is at: http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~ghouse/ka.htm This is also a great site for other stars from both shows! There is a web site that has several pictures of Melinda from a movie not yet released in America, it is called Spike's exclusive preview of the Killer Tongue at: http://www.hedweb.com/spike/spiketon.htm
Jaqueline Collen was GREAT as Penelope in the H:LJ 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. Jaqueline played Maeve in the show Adventures of Sinbad.
In the Sept. 6-12 TV Guide, on pg. 74, "The Adventures of Sinbad (premieres week of September 22) If you thought last year's Adventures of Sinbad was silly, you weren't the only one: So did the producers. This year, he's a buffer, slightly badder Sin" (Zen Gesner). Besides losing that dorky headband, he sets sail minus gal pal Maeve, catching the waves instead with a brand-new shipmate, sorceress Bryn (Mariah Shirley). I'm sorry to hear she won't be on the show anymore!!! She was REALLY GREAT as Maeve!!!
Jacqueline made her debut last week as Charlotte in Beverly Hills, 90210 and will be on again on Sept. 24(8pm) on FOX!!! <<Valerie counsels Brandon, who receives job offers from two different newspapers; Steve makes his first, and perhaps last, faux pas as a sports agent; Donna has an on-the-job crisis; Noah (Vincent Young) takes Kelly on her first excursion outside the hospital. Zaleski: Dean Tarrolly. Rush: Jed Allan. Jane: Jane Rogers. Dr. Sturla: Daniel Dae Kim. Det. Woods: Robert Gos>>
Jacqueline Collen plays Maeve in Adventures of Sinbad ep. "Isle of Bliss" shown on WGN on Sept. 25(5AM), 28(11:30PM). <<A beautiful treasure hunter (guest star Monika Schnarre) competes with Sinbad and Maeve (Zen Gesner, Jacqueline Collen) for possession of a magical sword.>>
Jacqueline Collen plays Maeve in Adventures of Sinbad on Sept. 26(2am) on WTIC(FOX). <<The anguished cries of myriad voices draw Sinbad and the crew into a trap set by Rumina (Julianne Morris), who needs Sinbad's soul to close a deal with Scratch (Toni Caprari). Sinbad: Zen Gesner. Maeve: Jacqueline Collen. Doubar: George Buza. Aptor: Michael Copley.>>
Alexandra Tydings is REALLY GREAT as Aphrodite in BOTH X:WP and H:LJ!!! She plays Kerry in an episode of Party of Five shown on FOX on Oct. 1(9pm). <<Sarah finds herself on her own after walking away from her parents over what they did to Bailey; and Bailey finds himself haunted by his past. Meanwhile, Griffin (Jeremy London) keeps his cash-flow problem to himself; and Charlie, feeling alone, blows up at Julia. Kerry: Alexandra Tydings. Charlie: Matthew Fox. Julia: Neve Campbell. Sarah: Jennifer Love Hewitt. Bailey: Scott Wolf. Claudia: Lacey Chabert.>>
Nick Kokotakis played Darius, the handsome farmer father who took Xena in when she was injured on XWP's "Chariots of War" played a waiter in the movie The Nutty Professor show on Starz! on Sept. 22(8p), 23(10:15a). Also starring Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett. <<Wanting to impress his nubile new assistant, an excessively obese scientist drinks his own liquid invention that transforms him into a thin but obnoxious stud. Remake of the 1963 comedy.>> The best scene that he is in is at the Scream Night Club where he takes the Credit Card from Buddy Love and a student of the Professor says that it was stolen. : )
Roma Downey was TRULY GREAT as the Amazon Queen Hippolyta in the movie Hercules and the Amazon Women!!! Roma plays Kimberly in the movie Getting Up and Going Home shown on Starz! on Sept. 25(1:47pm). Also stars Tom Skerritt, Julianne Philips, Blythe Danner. <<One man's search for love leads him through a sexy, confusing exploration of relationships. Made for cable.>>Roma's role in this movie is not so Angelic. She plays Tom Skerritt's mistress. : )
From the Aug.30-Sept.5 TV Guide, on pg.33 on Touched by an Angel, "Having been a major fan of Highway to Heaven, I was curious to see what this program would do with the concept of divine intervention. I was partially pleased, and partially disappointed. The plot of the episode I watched revolved around inner-city gang life, highlighting the lack of intact families as well as the allure and easy money of such a life. I thought this was an honest and accurate portrayal of real problems, unique in this politically correct social environment which tends to look away from the true source of problems, thereby crippling the ability of those with the problems to take control and make a difference for themselves and others. I appreciated that the focus was on personal responsibility, obligation to others, and a connection to God which gives ultimate meaning and direction for all our actions. I thought this message was compromised, however, by two devices: one, that the angles identified themselves as such, and two, they preformed miracles (like candy appearing under a pillow and Star Trek-style materializations). I think this weakens the message of faith and the courage of personal struggle by stacking the deck and diminishing choice. Nonetheless, Touched dares to deal with the holy and the human; I appreciated its efforts toward reminding us that heaven on earth is our making."
Tawny Kitaen was GREAT as Hercules' first wife Deianeira!!! Tawny plays Debbie Thompson in the movie Bachelor Party shown on the Encore channel on Sept. 24(11:30pm), 29(8pm). 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.>>
Tawny plays Dominique in a Married...With Children ep. "Shoeway to Heaven" shown on WTXX, WWOR(UPN affiliates) on Sept. 25(6pm), on WWLP(NBC affiliate, check your area for channel and time) on Sept. 26(2:05AM). <<Trouble follows when Al gives a model (guest star Tawny Kitaen) a free pair of '70s-style shoes in exchange for an advertisement.>>
Tawny plays Sara Burgess in the movie Playback shown Showtime on Sept. 29(3:20am), on HBO3 on Oct. 2(2:40AM).<<Every corporate giant is out to merge with this hot couple after a videotape of a steamy liaison falls into the wrong hands.>>
A Really Nice Deinera web site is at: http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/1538
Bobby Hosea was REALLY GREAT as Marcus in XWP ep.s "The Path Not Taken" and "Mortal Beloved"!!! He plays O.J. in the movie The O.J. Simpson Story shown on E! on Sept. 24(1PM). <<The former football star's rise to fame and the events leading up to his arrest on murder charges are dramatized.>>
Bobby plays MANTIS in the show M.A.N.T.I.S. shown on Sept. 28(8PM), Oct. 5(8PM), 12(8PM), 19(8PM), 26(8PM) on the Sci-Fi Channel.
ALEX is a GREAT movie that has MANY stars from X:WP and H:LJ!!! It is shown on Starz! on Sept. 29(4:30pm). <<A swimmer vies for a spot on New Zealand's Olympic team while dealing with the death of a friend.>> This is a REALLY GOOD movie!!! I really liked it!!!
Elizabeth Hawthorne played Queen Omphale in the movie Hercules and the Lost Kingdom and she also played the 1st Alcamene(Herk's mom) on a couple episodes with H:LJ. She played Mrs. Benton in the movie Alex.
Patrick Smith played 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. You might also recognize him as Postman from The Ray Bradbury Theatre episode: "Fee Fie Foe Fum" from 10/28/1992 which also stars LUCY LAWLESS!!! He plays Elizabeth Hawthorne's husband: Mr. Benton in the movie Alex. He was also (second unit second assistant camera) on the movie The Big Green shown on Sept. 27(7pm) on the Disney channel. <<When a beautiful British schoolteacher moves into a tiny impoverished Texas town, she boosts the morale of her cynical students by honing them into a lean, mean, soccor-playing team.>>
Christine Bartlett was GREAT as Philana in the X:WP ep. "Cradle Of Hope"!!! She plays Miss Macrae in the movie Alex!!!
Teresa Woodham was GREAT as Zora in the X:WP ep. "Altared States"!!! She plays Miss Welland in the movie Alex!!!
Kristie O'Sullivan was GREAT as Ophelia in the X:WP ep." Cradle Of Hope"!!! And she was also a Woman in the X:WP ep. "The Quest". She plays a Dance Girl in Alex!!!
Nigel Harbrow was GREAT as Basculis from the X:WP ep. "Lost Mariner" and as Koulos in the ep. "The Black Wolf"!!! He also played Turkos in the H:LJ episode "Gladiator". He plays Maggie's Trainer in the movie Alex!!!
Alison Bruce was really GREAT as Melosa on X:WP!!! Thanks to Mona for pointing out that Alison Bruce also plays Postera in H:LJ "Gladiator"!!! She was also in the movie Alex as a female journalist. Thanks to Bret Rudnick for letting me know: "It turns out that Alison Bruce hasn't done much since Xena. She's been in a few local (NZ) commercials. But she is also a new mom, and that's a pretty demanding role. (: " It sure is!!! Congratulations Alison!!! And Good Luck to you and you're family!!!
You might recognize Alison from the movie The Rainbow Warrior, Alison plays Leslie Holbrook in the movie! Also in the movie The Rainbow Warrior is: Nigel Harbrow as Fernando Pereira, Simon James Prast plays Louis Deschamps and he also played Nemos in the X:WP episode "Cradle of Hope"! Another Xena actor I saw in The Rainbow Warrior is Mark Ferguson! He played Dagnine in "Orphan of War", John Smythe in "Xena Scrolls", but is probably best known for his role of Krykus in "Hooves and Harlots" and "Remember Nothing"! He was also in 2 Herk movies: Hercules in the Underworld as Hades and Hercules and the Circle of Fire as Prometheus! In the movie The Rainbow Warrior he plays Det. Neil Morris! I watched this movie again recently and couldn't help but notice him! He actually questioned Lucy about the bombing. : )
Karen Witter was GREAT as the original Nemisis in H:LJ's "Pride Goeth Before a Brawl!!! Karen plays "1st Young Woman" in the movie Prince of Bel Air shown on PLEX on Sept. 22(1:48pm, 7:19pm). Also starring Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley. <<A womanizing pool serviceman gives monogamy a try when he becomes involved with an artist. Made for TV.>>
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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!!! I wrote him again when I came back online and he wrote me back!!! He told be the best site to find out info on him is at: http://www.bccentral.com/ 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. : ) Thanks to Jan(BCCentral's fan Club prez.) for the Update on the NEW TIME!!! Thanks to Jay for letting us know that TNT will be showing the pilot movie of Adventures of Brisco Couty, Jr. on in October 18(12pm.).
Bruce wrote the story for the movie The Nutty Nut as Roc Sandstorm!!! See Robert Trebor's section for times.
Also, thanks to Jan for letting us know that Bruce's TIMECOP episode "THE FUTURE, JACK THE FUTURE" shown on ABC on Sept. 29(8pm)
From the Sept.13-19 TV Guide, p.26, "TIMECOP, 8-9 P.M.ABC, Stars: T.W. King, Kurt Fuller, Don Stark, Cristi Conaway. Premise: The year is 2007, and the secret science of time travel has fallen into the hands of evildoers intent on changing the course of history. Fortunately for humankind, the Jean-Claude Van Damme moive "Timecop" has spun off this TV series, which stars a buff cop (King) and his buddies as the Time Enforcement Commission, working to keep these quantum creeps in the here and now. They Say: "We took the sicence-fiction concept of time travel and turned it into a cop show," says executive producer Bob Singer, whose credits include Midnight Caller and Lois & Clark. "We really would like it to be a good ride. It would be nice if we could get some of that Monday Night Footbal crowd." We Say: Timecop might be a natural for the football crowd, but without a pilot available at press time, who really knows if viewers are ready to face Armageddon on Monday nights? This show may well have a happy future, but unlike its time-traveling hero, we just can't go there to find out what it is
Thanks to Hebea!!! For letting us know that Bruce will be doing an AOL chat Monday, September 29th-Celebrity Circle!!!! (keyword: oldsmobile
For those in and outside the US who would like to see Bruce's movie Running Time on the Big Screen can check out: http://www.bccentral.com/uruntime.html Sept. 19 - 25 -- Helsinki, Finland and possibly Umea, Sweden. Still waiting to hear details
Sept. 26 - Oct. 6--RUNNING TIME will be screened at a theater in Orlando on 10/3 at 9:30pm. Check their site for more details as they become available. CENTRAL FLORIDA FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
Oct. 14 -- Five day booking in London at the London Filmmaker's Co-op (their site isn't ready yet, so please check back often)
Oct. 17 - 31 -- Sao Paulo, Brazil. Still waiting on details.
From the Sept.13-19 TV Guide, pg.140, "Goldrush(ABC, midseason) A young woman (Alyssa Milano) makes a harrowing trek through Alaska in this moive based on a true story. Bruce plays P.T. Madison in the movie!!!
From the Sept.13-19 TV Guide, pg.140, "The Love Bug (ABC, November 30, at 7 P.M.) Bruce Campbell stars in this remake about that personality-packed Volkswagen, Herbie. Dean Jones, the lead in the 1969 original, turns in a cameo." Bruce plays Hank, a mechanic in the Disney movie!!!
McHale's Navy is NOW on videocassette!!! I saw this movie in the theater and it was GREAT!!! Bruce played Virgil the "skirt-chaser" and in one part of the movie I thought that they were making reference to Bruce's character Autolycus (when they were spying on the bad guys). Bruce is truly GREAT and it was nice to see him on the big screen again!!!
This in from Jan(BCC fan Club President), "Bruce and Josh Becker are considering making some of their Super-8's from the good old days available for sale. They are conducting a survey thru Oct. 31st to determine which films/shorts are the most popular and then they will make a decision as to which ones will become available for sale. Only the shorts/films listed on the survey are available at this time. You can access the form directly by going to http://www.bccentral.com/store/survey.html If you do not have Internet access, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the form which you may then return to me so that I can add it to the tally data.
Ted Raimi plays Lt. Tim O'Neill in the TV show SeaQuest DSV shown on the Sci-Fi channel in Sept. and Oct. The show airs on Monday-Thursday evenings at 8pm and midnight. Thanks to Rogue for letting me know that John D'Aquino(Ulysses on X:WP) who plays Lt. Benjamin Kreig "was only in the first season of seaQuest, and the Sci-Fi channel has finished the first season and is now showing the second, so John isn't on anymore."
Ted wrote the episode "LOSTLAND" of SEAQUEST DSV shown on Sept. 22(8:01PM), 23(12:01AM) on the Sci-Fi channel.
Ted is in an episode of BayWatch called "ROOKIE OF THE YEAR" shown on USA on Sept. 23(6PM).
What's one of Ted's fears? Horses. Read more about it. Check out a GREAT interview of TED RAIMI by John Walsh at: http://www.tvguide.com/tv/area52/qa/
Thanks to TRIFC maintenance for sending me the URL: http://www.stgenesis.org/~inga/TedRaimi/tedfaq.html This site is a GREAT place to go if you have a question about Ted! Mine was:
12.What, pray tell, is a Shemp? A more detailed explanation is available in Raimi-Zine #2. Simply put, "Shemp" is Sam Raimi's term for an extra. There were a dozen actors listed as "Fake Shemp" in the Evil Dead (several of them co-incidentally with the last names of Raimi and Tapert). Josh Becker also credited Shemps in his recent flick Running Time (starring Bruce Campbell). The term dates back to The Three Stooges (if you've seen any of Sam's work, it's fairly obvious that he idolizes these guys) when several Stooge shorts were completed when Shemp was out of commission due to a heart attack using substitute actors with their faces obscured.
Ted will be at an Upcoming Creation Con. I GOT MY TICKET AND IT'S IN THE FRONT ROW!!! I CAN'T wait to meet Ted and Renee!!! See bottom section for convention details. A GREAT web site to find out more info on Ted is: http://www.stgenesis.org/~inga/TedRaimi/ Visit Rogue's Ted page at: http://www.icomnet.com/~rogue/rogue.html
Claire Yarlett was GREAT as Thera in H:LJ's "The Apple"! She plays Jenny in the movie Black Out shown on Cinnemax on MAX2 on Sept.25(2AM). <<An amnesiac heads to L. A. after his wife is killed and tries to remember what happened before the cops get to him. Also known as Midnight Heat.>>
Jeremy Roberts was GREAT as Thercidese in X:WP episode "Fist Full of Dinars", he also played Derk in an episode of H:LJ "The Mercenary".(Thanks again Titanium!) He plays Scar in the movie Black Out with Claire Yarlett. See Claire's section for times.
Jeremy plays Slick on Peter Gunn shown on PLEX on 26(5pm, 5:30pm).
Jeremy might be in The making of Money Train shown on HBO on Sept. 27(6am).
Jeremy plays a Guard in the movie Money Train shown on HBO on Sept. 24(12:15am). Also stars Wesley Snips, Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lopez. <<2 foster brothers who grew up to be transit cops scheme to steal the money from the subway car that carries the system's revenue.>>
Jeremy is in an episode of RENEGADE called "RABBIT REDUX" shown on USA on Oct. 1 at 12AM.
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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:LJ where she became Herk's 2nd wife!!! Sam plays Maria in the SeaQuest DSV episode "Dagger Redux" shown on the SCIFI channel on Oct. 1(8:01PM), 2(12:01AM). <<Lt. O'Neill (Ted Raimi) is taken hostage when a prisoner (Sam Jenkins) is freed by a renegade scientist (Luca Bercovici) who wants to gain control of the UEO by using a high-tech submarine.>> <<A renegade nuclear physicist (Luca Bercovici) known as the Marauder is bent on destroying the seaQuest so he can illegally mine an underwater reef. To ensure that his plan succeeds, he rescues the revenge-minded dagger (Sam Jenkins) who was imprisoned for leading an uprising that was squelched by Bridger (Roy Scheider). O'Neill: Ted Raimi.>>
Tim Thomerson plays Pittsburgh Police Sergeant Buddy Zunder in the TV show Sirens shown on USA on Sept. 26(4AM). I really liked this show!!! It aired in '93 and followed 3 rookie female cops as they learned the ropes. Tim's character was tough, but loveable! I was pleasantly surprised to see him in his first appearance on X:WP in the ep. "The Prodigal"! Meleager the Mighty is so different from the Sirens role that I remember him for. Just shows what a GREAT actor he is!!! Also, to those of you who are fans of the Aron Spelling show: Pacific Palisades, you will also see Joel Wyner on Sirens as Det. Springer.
Tim plays Lester in the movie Cherry 2000 shown on WSBK(UPN affiliate) on Sept. 28(7pm). Also stars Melanie Griffith. <<A lovesick businessman hires a scout to help him find a replacement for his damaged robotic playmate.>>
Tim plays Malcolm Henthoff in the movie Intimate Stranger shown on TMC(The Movie Channel) on Sept. 29(12:15AM). <<Rocker Deborah Harry (from the group Blondie) plays a phone sex operator who is made to listen to a murder. Then the killer comes looking for her!>>snipped from Showtime Online.
THE OFFICIAL TIM THOMERSON FAN CLUB can be found at: http://members.aol.com/TimThomFC
A GREAT Tim Thomerson site that has a lot of info on him and even pix from his Baby Ruth commercial as the Blur: http://members.aol.com/timblur/ Another great Tim Thomerson/Meleager the Mighty web site is at: http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~ghouse/mel.htm This site also has pages on many other stars from both shows!
Cory Everson is GREAT as Atlanta on H:LJ! 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 and 11AM 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 Atalanta! Check the Home page out at: http://www.coryeverson.com/
Cory plays TV Mallory in the movie Natural Born Killers shown on Cinnemax on Sept. 29(1:10am). Also starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr. <<Oliver Stone directed and co-wrote this satirical look at contemporary society's fascination with mass murders and their glorification by the media.>>
Cory is also a very TALENTED artist!!! If you would like to view Cory's artwork and possibly buy it, please visit Athlete & Artist at: http://www.athlete-artist.com
A site devoted to her modeling/body building is at: http://www.solace.mh.se/~alpha/ceg/ceg.htm
Tony Todd was really GREAT as Cecrops on the X:WP ep. "Lost Mariner" and also as Gladius on the H:LJ ep. "Gladiator"!!! Tony plays Sherwood in the movie Sabotage shown on Cinemax on Sept. 27(10pm), on MAX2 on Sept. 30(1:15PM). <<Trained in the martial arts, a bodyguard hunts down his employer's killers-only to become ensnared in a deadly war between the FBI, CIA and a terrorist group.>> <<A bodyguard uses his Navy commando training to track the killers of an arms dealer he was hired to protect.>>
Tony plays Kurn in a Star Trek: The Next Generation ep. "Sins of the Father" shown on WBNE(WB affiliate) on Sept. 30(7pm). <<Worf meets the brother (Tony Todd) he didn't know he had, and together they go before the Klingon High Council to defend their late father's honor against treason charges. Worf: Michael Dorn.>>
Thanks to Bon for telling us: "In the double sized issue of Cinefantastique (October Vol 29 Number 4/5) there is a decent 1.5 column article talking about Tony Todd and his past rolls in such films as Candyman (I knew he looked familiar) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 and His CURRENT PROJECT Wes Cravens WISHMASTER. Only one sentence mentions his having had TV rolls in such shows as Deep Space Nine, Hercules, and of course Xena."
Tony plays Johnny Valentine in the movie Wishmaster which is out in theaters Now!!! Also stars Robert Englund(Freddy Krueger) http://www.wishmaster.com/
I couldn't find any favorable reviews of the film. I personally won't be seeing it where I don't like Horror movies, but if you liked the movie, let me know and I'll print an opposing view, but for now, here is a clip of a review Wishmaster (1997) reviewed by Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle Staff Critic; found at: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/chronicle/article.cgi?file=DD24433.DTL&directory=/chronicle/archive/1997/09/20 The title is: "Gory 'Wishmaster' Is a Screaming Bore" "The Djinn (Andrew Divoff) is on a mission to make people want things, so he can grant their wishes. One woman, for example, wishes to be beautiful forever, so he turns her into a mannequin. He laughs deeply and meanly. That gets very tedious after seven dozen people are granted wishes amid sucking sounds and a few vats of blood."
I'm not sure if this info is outdated or not, but in his IMDB bio it says "Tony Todd is (1997) Appears at Hasty Pudding Theater, Cambridge MA, in Cry Me a River". If you know where this theater is, it might be worth looking into!!!
Robert Trebor is so GREAT as Salmoneus!!! I first saw and truly liked Robert as Walin in Hercules and the Lost Kingdom!!!
Robert plays Buddy in the movie The Nutty Nut shown on TMC(The Movie Channel) on Sept. 29(6:30AM). <<A man escapes a mental institution to find his twin brother who is running for office.>> This is kind of a crazy movie that is similar to Jim Carey's The Mask. It is pretty funny in places and it was FUN see Robert in a different role! Bruce Campbell wrote the story for this movie under the name Roc Sandstorm!
Palindrome Pals: The Official International Robert Trebor Fan Club is found at: http://www.cyberramp.net/~lnmorris They 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!"
Robert will be at some upcoming Creation Cons, see the bottom section of this listing for details. A truely funny website devoted to the character Salmoneous can be found at: http://cctr.umkc.edu/user/salbert/salmoneus.html Another Robert Trebor/Salmoneus web site is at: http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/4965/page4.html
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 Sept. 26(6:30PM), 27(1:30PM), on Oct. 3(6PM), 3(6:30PM), 4(1:30PM), 10(6PM), 11(1:30PM), 17(6:30PM), 18(1:30PM), 24(6PM).
TOPLESS WOMEN TALK ABOUT THEIR LIVES is a New movie coming from New Zealand and it stars MANY X:WP actors!!! You can see some pictures from this movie at Danielle Cormack's site listed in this section!!! According to Bret Rudnick, "I doubt it will be widely released, but you might be lucky to see it at some local artsy theatre if you're near a big metropolitan area. And it will more than likely be on video one of these days soon, if it isn't already."
Willa O'Neil is GREAT as Lila, Gabrielle's sister on X:WP and as Phoebe of the Argonauts on H:LJ!!! She plays Prue in the New Zealand movie!!!
Ian Hughes was GREAT as Melas, the mournful father who wanted Callisto Dead in the XWP ep. "Callisto" and as Diomedes, the second in charge in the XWP ep. "The Black Wolf"!!! He plays Ant in the movie!!!
Andrew Binns was GREAT as Hippocrates in the X:WP ep. "Is There A Doctor In The House?"!!!! He plays Geoff in the movie!!!
Joel Tobeck plays Strife on H:LJ and he's also in the movie Peach with Lucy Lawless in which he played the jerk boyfriend Mog!!! He plays Neil in the movie!!!
Danielle Cormack is REALLY GREAT on X:WP as the Amazon Ephiny!!! She also did a GREAT job as the Charteuse Fox on H:LJ!!! She plays Liz in the movie!!!
From the IMDB: "The plot of the movie Topless Women Talk About Their Lives is: Liz(Danielle Cormack /Ephiny+Fox) has missed an appointment to have an abortion. She has to keep her child, and neither her boyfriend Geoff(Andrew Binns /Hippocrates) nor child's father Neil(Joel Tobeck /Strife) are too happy about it. She can not decide which partner is better for her, and Neil makes a proposal to her when they attend the wedding of her best friend Prue(Willa O'Neill /Lila+Phoebe) and Mike. She probably prefers Geoff, but he is preoccupied with his girlfriend Bryony, who returned from abroad. Another friend, Ant(Ian Hughes /Diomedes+Melas) has written a script for documentary film, which is directed by a German and in which topless women, well, talk about their lives.
Joel Tobeck also plays Lance in the movie Shrimp on the Barbie shown on Showtime 2 on Sept. 27(12:30PM).<<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!
Danielle Cormack will be appearing as Ephiny in the Upcoming X:WP ep. "Maternal Instincts"!!! She will also be appearing in a brief scene as Ephiny in an Upcoming H:LJ episode!!! She is also 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 who might be interested, the Official Danielle Cormack fan club is online! at: http://members.aol.com/dancorfans/index.html
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
Bret Rudnick also had a GREAT interview with Danielle in the latest issue of Whoosh! The URL is in the section after the What's on Xena/Herk section.
Karl Urban is the Truly gifted actor that plays Cupid on H:LJ and X:WP!!! He has also played Mael in X:WP's "Altared States" and Julius Caesar in X:WP's "Destiny". In the Universal Chat Rob Tapert said that we would see more of Caesar in a future episode!!! I Can't wait!!! 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!!!
You can check out Karl's Bio at: http://warriorcon.technomancer.com/guests.html! Here's most of it: "For the role of Cupid, Karl undergoes a makeup transformation that takes from one to two hours to complete. A native of Wellington, New Zealand, Karl felt the pull of acting at an early age. His first role was at the tender age of 8, where he spoke his first line on a television show. Rather than pursue a career, Karl finished his high school education without acting again. As he was preparing to attend Victoria University, he was offered a role in the New Zealand drama, Shortland Street. After filming the drama, he attended the university for one year, then left to pursue his acting career. He landed a number of roles in the theater in Wellington. He moved to Auckland, where a number of guest roles in New Zealand television followed. One of his first roles was that of a heroin addict in the drama Shock in the Park. He was in a movie as well, entitled Once in Chunuck Bay. Other television roles followed including a guest-starring role in the series White Fang. Most of his life, Karl has been very active. He worked on his aunt and uncle's farm for many years, doing odd jobs from shearing sheep to pig wrestling. Karl is quite proficient in horseback riding, a skill that served him well when he filmed a show called Riding High, a children's show about horses. In addition, Karl also enjoys surfing and indoor rock climbing. Currently, Karl, who is single and has no children, lives in Auckland. In addition to his appearances on Herc and Xena, Karl has recently filmed a movie in New Zealand called Heaven. Karl played the role of a strip club doorman/bouncer called The Sweeper. This film will be released by Miramax later this year or early next year." GREAT NEWS for us fans!!!
Check out Caesar's Palace at: http://www.fortunecity.com/lavendar/uplands/69/index.html
Kevin Smith was so GREAT as Ares on both Xena/Herk and as Iphicles on H:LJ!!! This in from ZepGirl(Kevin's fanClub prez): "Kevin has the lead in the upcoming Universal spin-off YOUNG HERCULES!!! Also, Kevin landed a guest spot on the show "FX"!!! He'll be playing a bad guy in leather...LOL! It films this week in Vancouver, but don't know when it will air." If anyone finds out the Air date before I do_Please let me know!!! Thanks!!! Zepgirl's Kevin Smith Official Fan Club site at: http://www.inetworld.net/zepgirl2
Another GREAT web site is Lessa's Smithsonian Page at: http://www.geocities.com/~smithsonian/
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. From the Sept.13-19 TV Guide, pg. 158, Soap Opera Guide, "Ben followed Annie's post-hypnotic suggestion and called Meg "Maria," prompting Meg to accept Tim's invitation to return to Kansas. Eddie indicated to Gregory that Bette was Cole's older woman."
From the Sept. 20-26 TV Guide, Soap Opera Guide, "Unable to reconcile with Ben, Meg returned to Kansas with Tim. Gregory planned a surprise for a Richards family dinner. Cole sought money for Caitlin's prenatal care. Virginia warned Vanessa to let Michael go."
Hudson Leick: Fellow Xenite 1st Fire was truly lucky! and was able to interview Hudson At the Sacramento convention. You will be able to read the transcript of the complete inverview with Hudson in the next issue of the Hudson Leick Newsletter which she notified me that it is now up at Wesser's Hudson Leick Official Fan Club web site at: http://www.hudsonleickfan.com
Hudson played Hannah in the 1994 Action Pack movie KnightRider 2010 which was a sequel to the 1982 David Hasselhoff series. In an attempt to continue the series in a NEW light_Universal is coming out with a show called Team Knight Rider. From the Sept.13-19 TV Guide, pg. 77, "Inspired By: Knight Rider ('82-'88); Concept: 21 Jump Street meets My Mother the Car; Characters: Hot twenty-somethings who listen to their cars. Obligatory Guy With Nickname: Kevin "Trek" Sanders, brilliant wannabe slacker. The Annoying One: Domino-sleek, free-wheeling Mustang driven by Jenny, a reserved martial arts expert."
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 at: http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/7006/ 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. : )
This in also from 1st Fire: "On behalf of Hudson, she has asked that I please relay the following information. Hudson wishes to thank all her fans for the support and enthusiasm that they have shown her in recent months. Hudson has asked that anyone who has *NOT* yet written to her requesting a photo, PLEASE HOLD OFF doing so. It seems that she has had so *many* photo requests in the last couple of months that she has quite honestly, completely, run out of pictures. She says that she does have a few photos left that she will be sending out in the next few days, but since Creation now owns the rights to all "Callisto" pictures, and they are selling them, that she may not be able to get anymore "freebies" at this time. She apologizes to those people who have already sent a self addressed stamped envelope requesting a picture, but she just had no idea that there would be this many photo requests. (we could have told her, huh?)
The good news is that new exclusive personalized photos of Hudson will be made available through the fan club for a reasonable price in the very near future. These pictures will be of Hudson and *not* of "Callisto" so we can get as many as we want. : ) I will let everyone know the details as soon as I know. Hudson is currently very busy but she wants everyone to know that she is very excited and looking forward to forming a closer association with her Official Fan Club and Official Fan Club Web Site.
If you are not already a fan club member, and would like to join the Hudson Leick Official Fan Club, as well as be kept up to date on all the latest "Hudson news", please visit the new Hudson Leick Official Fan Club Web Site listed above.
Also, 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. No Hercules episodes are planned at this time. (bummer...I think we should do something about that...hahaha) Concerning the second "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)
I also noticed that there has been some questions about Hudson Leick Official Fan Club membership packages. These are in the works as I type and will include an exclusive personalized photo of Hudson, a biography, filmography and a "classy" membership certificate. These packages will be an *optional* purchase to those people already belonging to the fan club (via the Internet) and available to both Internet and non-Internet fans. Again, I will let everyone know just as soon as they become available.
Hudson is again asking that if you have not changed over to her new mailing address to please do so asap. The new mailing address is:
Hudson Leick Official Fan Club P.O. Box 775 Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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<email@example.com> 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.
Thanks to Mich for the following info: Please visit URL [http://www.hudsonleickfan.com/hlap/] and express your appreciation for Hudson! It will only take a couple of minutes for this thoughtful gesture. Let Hudson know we greatly appreciate the *significant* amount of personal time Hudson has devoted towards establishing a wonderful *closer* relationship with the Hudson Leick Fan Club!...Some fans have already done so. It's very quick and easy -just say what you feel! Michael [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] and Nick [mailto:email@example.com] have both shown excellent initiative providing this special HLOFC web page. And all the messages appearing on this web page will be delivered personally to Hudson by Debbie (our HLOFC Liaison) on Saturday October 4th...Hudson is very charming and extremely gracious. All fans who've been fortunate enough to attend either the Burbank, Fairfield, Sacramento, or Detroit Novi Convention are well aware of Hudson's sincere warmth and approachable courtesy. And Hudson greatly appreciates the warmth and enthusiasm so many fans have expressed. That's why Hudson has established a new closer relationship with her Hudson Leick Official Fan Club (HLOFC). Michael has already written a warm heartfelt message on behalf of the entire HLOFC, expressing our sincere appreciation...However, each fan may also express their *individual* appreciation for Hudson. Hudson is attending her *final* convention for 1997 at Valley Forge, PA on Saturday, October 4th. So please include your appreciation message amongst those delivered *personally* to Hudson on that special day!!! Thanks!
(4) The optional HLOFC membership packages will soon be available! And all HLOFC members will be notified immediately. So please keep all your HLOFC membership registration info accurate & current! The Hudson Leick Official Fan Club membership packages will include -- an exclusive autographed 8x10 color Hudson photo, a biography & filmography both personally updated by Hudson, a classy looking HLOFC membership certificate, a durable solid plastic wallet sized HLOFC membership card (probably bearing Hudson's photo), and a lovely HLOFC convention badge.
(5) There's an extremely interesting Hudson article at URL [http://smash.mgz.com/tv/features/hudsonleick082997.html] and the *outstanding* associated comprehensive Hudson interview at URL [http://smash.mgz.com/tv/features/hudsonleickQA.html] These are a MUST read for all Hudson fans!! :-) You won't be disappointed!
(6) Please HELP continue the Hudson fan tradition of *winning* the popular StatsMaster Actress poll for Hudson! Many popular actresses receive avid fan support at this poll. Voting for Hudson is quick and *easy*. Get your friends to vote too! :-) Just visit URL [http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/3048/vote.html]
Hudson on UTV's Who's Hot!!! at: http://www.ultimatetv.com/news/w/a/97/07/29leick.html
The Hudson Leick Crusade at http//www.hudsonleick.com/campaign/crusade.htm has LOTS of links to talk shows, entertainment shows, magazines, and MORE...all to benefit Hudson by trying to het her a s guest on these shows or an article about her, etc.
Jay Laga'aia is Really GREAT as Draco on X:WP!!! He also plays Senior Constable Tommy Travita in the Australian TV show called Water Rats. Thanks to Mona for sending me the URL: http://www.cops.aust.com/docs/tv/rats/tommy.html
Jeremy Callaghan was GREAT as Palaemon in the X:WP ep."Blind Faith"!!! He is also in the show Water Rats as Kevin Holloway and you can go to the same website to learn more about him: http://www.cops.aust.com/docs/tv/rats/kevin.html
Michael Hurst is the loveable Iolaus on Hercules: Legendary Journeys!!! Happy Late BIRTHDAY Michael!!! I hope it was GREAT!!! Michael celebrated his Birthday on Sept. 20, but you can still send him a Birthday Greeting by signing his online card at: http://www.universalstudios.com/tv/hercules/cards/michaelcard/
Michael will be in an upcoming Creation Convention. See below for more info. To find out more about him, check out Astraea's Hurst Shrine at: http://www4.ncsu.edu/eos/users/j/jelenat/www/Hurst.html
Marley Shelton was really GREAT as Iole in the Action Pack Movie Hercules in the Underworld!!! A GREAT website devoted to her is at: http://members.aol.com/fanforvm/marlee/index.htm
Teresa Hill was GREAT on H:LJ as Nemesis! Here's the URL for the Teresa Hill Homepage, it also has info on how to get an autographed picture!: http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/7750/
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From the Sept.13-19 TV Guide, pg.138, "Jim Henson's Greek Myths (HBO, November 3 at 7:30 P.M.) One of the Muppet master's final projects was this four-part dramatization of Hellenic legends." Also, thanks to Titanium for letting us know that: Disney released a playstation Hercules game based on the movie and Lucasarts is also putting one out.
Xena and Hercules the Animated Movie is due out on video in January!!! Read more about it at the end of Sept. 7th Update.
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! I'm EXCITED that I'm going to be able to meet Renee and Ted at the Oct. 5 Con. in Valley Forge PA!!! But, I'm also very SORRY that I'm missing out on meeting Hudson and Robert the day earlier!!!
This in from Sharon(Creation): Videotaping and audiotaping at the conventions is not allowed as per the actors' request. Still photography is allowed.
Thanks to Sarah who told me: The remaining 4 eps of SG will not be seen(from what I can tell, The Practice is going to be taking our time slot).
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.
From the Sept.6-12, TV Guide, pg.42, "Melrose Place, Starts: September 8, The Big News: Yes, Sydney (Laura Leighton) did die in the fiery car crash in front of the church on her wedding day. Also killed, the man responsible for the crash, Samantha's (Brooke Langton) father. Devastated groom Craig (David Charvet) holds Samantha personally responsible for the death of his bride. Who's Out: Leighton, Courtney Thorne-smith, and Grant show are already gone, and in the season's opener, a career turn for Matt sends Doug Savant packing as well. Who's In: Dr. Brett Cooper (Spy Game's Linden Ashby) joins the hospital staff; his ex-wife, Lexie (Savannah's Jamie Luner), follows him to L.A. to settle some postmarital money squabbles. Love Triangles & Quadrangles: Amanda (Heather Locklear) and Kyle (Rob Estes) finally sizzle on-screen. Taylor (Lisa Rinna) survives an attempt on her life made by Peter (Jack Wagner); after an announcement about a baby on the way and a little blackmail, the unhappy couple ties the knot. But Lexie sets her sights on Peter. Meanwhile, Dr. Copper takes a shine to Megan (Kelly Rutherford). Megan moves out on Michale (Thomas Calabro) and in with his kid sister, Jennifer (Alyssa Milano), who has her eye on the bereaved Craig. Got that? Love & Marriage: Billy (Andrew Shue) and Samantha weather the crash after-math together and plan a November wedding, which executive producer Frank South describes as "action-packed." Even after the wedding, the couple is in for some rocky times when an old friend of Sam's (Megan Ward) comes for a visit and Samantha's new job adds complications. Change of Scene: Shooters is gone, and so is D&D Advertising. The new Hangout is Upstairs, a jazz club owned by Kyle and Amanda. The ex-staffers from D&D work at Craig's new firm, Sky High.
Allison Smith played Spy Game spy expert Max London, she was in the movie Jerry Maguire, but it is rumored that her entire part was cut out. In any case, the movie is now on Pay Per View, stars Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renee Zellweger. <<When a successful sports agent has a midnight realization that it's people not money that count in this world, he is promptly fired and left to rebuild his professional and personal life with the only two people who believe in him.>> REQ1/PPV1: Sept. 23(12pm, 4:30pm, 9pm), 22(2:30am); REQ4/PPV4: 22(1am, 3:30am), 26(7:30am, 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm, 8pm, 10:30pm), 27(1am, 3:30am), 29(7:30am, 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm, 8pm, 10:30pm), 30(1am, 3:30am).
A GREAT web site devoted to Allison is at: http://www.erols.com/indigo96/allison.html
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!!! If you would like to see how our efforts came out, go to: http://hudsonleickfan.com/kathy/
She told me that she was TRULY SURPRISED and it meant A LOT to her that so many of us did this for her!!! I'm so glad you're BACK Kathy!!!
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.
~~Guardian of the Tube~~ Somewhat High Priestess of TV/Movie Trivia A.Y.E. <BG!>
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: http://www.servicestation.org/
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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