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OCTOBER 2001


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10-27-01. PARIS JEFFERSON LIVES! Paris "Athena" Jefferson will be in a telemovie near you! Press release:

It was originally the Diamond of Jethro but Max Baer Jr. was unavailable

Louis L'Amour's The Diamond of Jeru
premiering Tuesday November 6 2001 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on USA Network
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Paris Jefferson stars as "Helen Lacklin" in Louis L'Amour's The Diamond of Jeru premiering Tuesday November 6 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on USA Network. Jeffereson's film credits include, Blink, The Runner, The Day of the Panther and the The Strike of the Panther. Jefferson has also mad various television appearances television shows such as "Janis Joplin" in Tales from a Darkened Room, Xena Warrior Princess, sherlock holmes Hickory Dickory Dock Peorot VI, Savage Play and Crime Limited. She had lead roles in the television movies A will ov their own, co-starrring Lea Thompson and Eric McCormack and The Promise of Tomorrow. In addition, Jefferson has performed in theater productions such as Death of a Salesman, The Good Doctor, Round Robin, The Greeks, The Secret of Rature, The Blue Window and Time and the Conways. What the movie is about: Helen Lacklan(Paris Jefferson) always yearned for more excitemnet in her mundane life. As the wife of a nuclear scientist, she felt trapped by the opressive security of Los Alimos. When her husband, Jon (Keith Carradine), first proposed to ehr, he gave her a ring with no diamond. He vowed that they would spend their honeymoon looking for the perfect diamond to fit the ring. Five years later, the Lacklans set out to Borneo to both fulfill John's promise and now attempt to salvage their marriage. Enter Mike Kardec (Billy Zane), an American war veteran whos knowledge of the Borneo interior makes him the most suitable guide to the Lacklans. Kardec's not only familiar with the jungle but also with with indigenous people. He meets the Kardac's and is immediately struck by Helen's beauty. Helen cannot help but notice the charming and adventurous Kardec. They try to conceal the smoldering attraction but cannot....

10-27-01. APHRODITE & ALTI AT MEOW MIX. Alexandra "Aphrodite" Tydings and Claire "Alti" Stansfield will be heading to New York soon for a charity cruise November 3 2001. While in the Big Apple they say they absolutely want to make a pilgramage to mecca, otherwise known as Meow Mix. They will be stopping by the bar Thursday night, November 1 2001 and hope some Xenites are in attendance to show them a good time.

10-27-01. DIRECTOR'S CUT OF FRIEND IN NEED ON OXYGEN. Press release:

Oxygen Media Discovers Director's Cut of 'XENA, Warrior Princess' Exclusive Home of ``XENA'' Rebroadcasts Series Finale With Additional 16 Never-Before-Seen Minutes on Saturday, November 3, at 9:00 p.m. EST NEW YORK--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Oct. 24, 2001-- Oxygen Media, the exclusive home of the series ``XENA, Warrior Princess,'' will present a special never-before-seen ``Director's Cut'' of the show's dramatic series finale on Saturday, November 3, at 9:00 p.m. EST.

Entitled ``A Friend In Need,'' this final episode, which originally aired in syndication on Saturday, June 23, will contain an additional 16 minutes during the conclusion of the groundbreaking series that stars Lucy Lawless.

``As the home of 'XENA, Warrior Princess,' Oxygen is proud that it will be able to deliver this special 'Director's Cut' to all of the passionate ''XENA`` fans throughout the country,'' says Debby Beece, President of Programming, Oxygen. ``Since the series ended last June, Oxygen's message boards and mail rooms have been inundated by requests from fans for more programming and information about 'XENA.' When the show's producer Rob Tapert informed us that he had an additional 16 minutes for the series finale, we knew that we had found what our viewers had been looking for.''

This upcoming special presentation will be the highlight of a two-month-long celebration of Oxygen becoming the series' exclusive home. On Sunday, October 28, Oxygen will host an all-day XENATHON marathon from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST, featuring episodes that fans voted for online (www.oxygen/xena) throughout the past month and a live television chat.

In addition, Oxygen will be giving ``XENA'' fans the opportunity to win a five-night, six-day all-expense paid adventure cruise in the Caribbean, courtesy of Windjammer Barefoot Cruises, when they enter the ``XENA, Be A Warrior Princess Sweepstakes.'' The sweepstakes, which begins on Friday, October 26, will run through Monday, November 26.

``XENA, Warrior Princess'' chronicles the life-and-death-and-afterlife adventures of the warrior princess and her sidekick Gabrielle, played by Renee O'Connor. Produced by Tapert and Sam Raimi's Renaissance Pictures, the series, which debuted on September 4, 1995, blends drama with humor and is enhanced by spectacular action, superb special effects and a knowing modern-day sensibility.

Oxygen regularly airs ``XENA, Warrior Princess'' Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. and midnight.

10-27-01. LAWLESS FINALLY APOLOGIZES FOR FRIEND IN NEED. From Entertainment News Daily, http://199.97.97.16/contWriter/e...times.html.

"... So it's time to revisit ``Xena,'' which ended last June with ``A Friend in Need,'' a two-parter in which Xena was crucified and then viciously beheaded. The controversial denouement, though true to the risk-taking nature of the series, infuriated many of the ``Xena'' faithful to a degree which Lawless seems only now to be fully grasping.

"``Talking with a friend of mine, I finally understood what that might be about,'' Lawless says. ``For her, it was that so many people in this world have never been in love, or they were in love and lost the other person. They want to believe in the soul-mate concept.

"``Our show kept talking about `the soul mate, the soul mate' for all those seasons,'' the actress says. ``And I personally don't really believe in the soul-mate idea, but it never really occurred to me that other people could so need to hold onto that, that that's what they loved about the show.

"``At the end,'' she says, ``what we did was take Gabrielle's soul mate away from her. Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor) and Xena were split up. And I think that had a dreadful resonance for very many of our fans.

"``For that I'm really sorry.''"

10-10-01. The film that refuses to die!. Yes...RUBBERNECKING LIVES! At least in the Valley... on Oct. 29th. As the press release goes...Got Drive? FENDER BENDER FILMS presents the independent feature film STARRING: CORBIN BERNSEN, ARYE GROSS, RENEE O’CONNOR and DEBRA WILSON. A dramatic comedy about diverse characters stuck in a major traffic jam. Written & Directed by Sean Kinney and Ross Martin. DISTRIBUTORS WANTED! ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE! [Will produce for food!] The Valley Film Festival, Monday, October 29 2001. $5 per program. “Rubbernecking” Screens in the ‘Valley Specific Program’ from 8:30 - 11:30pm (two short films screen before) 3 Films for the price of one! Pacific Theatres Galleria 16, Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Blvd. @ Sepulvada Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA. Check out the festival website for detailed information: http://www.valleyfilmfest.com or check out the Rubbernecking website: http://www.rubbernecking.net. Fender Bender Films can be contacted at (818) 623-8620. You can fax (818) 623-8632 or email FenderBenderFilm@aol.com. Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride.

10-09-01. Sword and Staff will be raffling off a two game Starship Charity Monopoly set consisting of a Lucy Lawless autographed Monopoly game and an unsigned game (as you you probably would not want to play on the autographed game board). The games were purchased by Xena fans (with the proceeds of that sale going to benefit the Starship Foundation) and then donated back to Sword and Staff for this event.

The proceeds from the raffle will go to the TWIN TOWERS FUND that has established by New York's Mayor Rudy Giuliani to ensure that the generous outpouring of support for the families of our uniform service heroes affected by the disaster are coordinated, responsive, responsible, and accountable.

The Fund is intended assist the families of the members of the uniformed services of the New York City Fire Department and its Emergency Medical Services Command, the New York City Police Department, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York State Office of Court Administration and other government offices who lost their lives or were injured because of the tragedies of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center in New York City. The hope is that the fund will be large enough to include family members of all those who were affected by the WTC tragedy.

As there were several games donated, I will conduct several of these raffles in the future, each benefitting a different organization. The hope is we can contribute something to each of the groups of survivors who have been affected.

The tickets for the raffles will be 3 for $10. If you would like to participate in the current game raffle, please send a check or money order payable to THE TWIN TOWERS FUND to:

Sword and Staff
P.O. Box 224
Floral Park, NY 11002.
Please DO NOT make checks payable to Sword and Staff. You must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with your check so that I can return the tickets to you. For each $500 in tickets sold, there will be a 2 game set raffled. For example, if we get $500 in donations, there will be 1 set raffled. $1000, and 2 sets will be raffled. $1500, 3 sets, and so on. Raffle will run until October 15th. Requests for tickets received after that date, will be added to the next raffle.

If you have any questions about the games or the raffle, please contact me directly at MistNY@aol.com.

10-09-01. The Xena Virtual Season 7 needs your help! The XWPVS is looking for some talented illustrators and artists who would be willing do volunteer their time and talents to illustrating the Xena: Warrior Princess Virtual Season episodes. If you are interested and would like to help keep the legend of Xena alive, please contact them with a sample of your artwork at xwpvs_team@yahoogroups.com. The XWP Virtual Season is located at http://xwpvs.tripod.com.

10-09-01. Television Stars Donate Shoes For Zappos.Com'S Second Celebrity Auction To Benefit The Homeless. Several of America's favorite television stars have donated shoes for the second in a series of celebrity-footwear auctions hosted by online shoe store Zappos.com to benefit the homeless. The upcoming auction begins October 1 and will feature shoes donated by Tony Danza ("Family Law"), Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me"), Gina Torres ("Any Day Now" and "Alias"), Mike Farrell ("Providence"), Freddy Rodriguez ("Six Feet Under"), and Elisa Donovan ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch"). Zappos.com's first celebrity shoe auction, which ended September 15, raised $1,463 for St. Anthony Foundation of San Francisco. A high bid of $500 was received for Bridget Fonda's autographed Dolce and Gabbana shoes, which Zappos.com matched with an additional $500. Bette Midler's black pumps raised $319 and Lawrence Fishburne's "Matrix 2" training shoes received a final bid of $144. Nick Swinmurn, Founder and co-CEO of Zappos.com commented "Zappos.com is grateful to the celebrities and to our online community who supported us in this effort." Zappos.com visitors are invited to bid on the television stars' shoes from October 1 through October 15. A third auction will launch shortly thereafter featuring more of America's favorite film stars. Founded in 1999, Zappos.com was the first Internet-only shoe store. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California and is privately funded by Venture Frogs, LLC. Known as "The Web's Most Popular Shoe Store," the site features over 100 brands, giving customers access to more than 30 million pairs of shoes online. Why do we mention this? It turns out Gina "NE-BU-LA" Torres has donated some sneakers. I personally am weirded out about buying other people's used shows, but hey, I try not to judge. And just think, satisfy a fetish AND give to charity. America...what a country!

10-09-01. Some new Xena merchandise: Rittenhouse, manufacturers of the season 4 and 5 Xena trading cards, is producing "Xena: A Taste of Honey" cereal in collectible boxes. Three different photo covers (Xena, Gabrielle, Callisto), with 4 trading cards on the back of each box. A set of the 12 trading cards is available separately. Pictures and info available at http://www.scifihobby.com/store/search_catalog.cfm?SKUMatch=XENACEREAL. They are releasing Xena Season 6 trading cards the end of November,2001. They have announced they will be producing another series in 2002.

10-09-01. The Virtual Seventh Season has begun! There is a "Virtual" Xena season that started on Monday, Sept. 24, 2001. It can be accessed at http://xwpvs.tripod.com/

10-09-01. Renee O'Connor gave birth to a boy on September 22, 20001.



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