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Last update: 06-18-06

07/22/02. Kevin Smith article in the August Starlog #301.

07/25/02. Bruce Campbell news!!! Bruce Campbell is in the about to be released movie Serving Sara. This movie also features Matthew Perry and Elizabeth Hurley. Also, on July 27th, Campbell will also be on Charmed's season finale.

07/22/02. Slash has some cartoons she wants to share. Click http://artbyslash.free.fr

07/19/02. The buzz is that Universal is looking for interest in DVDs for Xena. Go to http://www.universalstudios.com/homepage/html/contact_us/, click "Accept", click "Home Video & DVD", and then write "I want Xena on DVD" if you want those DVDs. Let's hope that in the interim they figure out how to count up instead of counting down.

07/18/02. Joe DoLuca scores again! Xena: Warrior Princess was nominated for "Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Dramatic Underscore)" for the 2002 Emmys for A FRIEND IN NEED. Xena will be competing with: Blue Planet: Seas Of Life; JAG : Adrift (Part 2); 24 -- 7:00 a.m - 8:00 a.m.; and The X-Files: The Truth. For more information see http://www.emmys.com/primetime/2002/2002awardsarts.html

07/17/02. Jude (subjude@ihug.co.nz) has this message: "We were part of the crew on Hercules and Xena in N.Z and have decided to part with a few crew jackets/sweatshirts/caps and an ax and scabbard. I can send photos and descriptions to anyone who is interested. Offers over$100 US. Thanks. Jude"

06/29/02. The following Xena related people won awards at the New Zealand Television Awards: Juvenile Actor/Actress in a Drama: Rose McIvor (Xena: Warrior Princess - LITTLE PROBLEMS); Production Design: Robert Gillies (Jack of All Trades - SHARK BAIT); Supporting Actress in a Drama: Alison Bruce (Mercy Peak), and Best Drama Series: Being Eve [Alison Bruce plays the mother].

06/21/02. Shoot-out Online. A free film course is offered on the Internet at http://webevents.broadcast.com/mandalay/shootoutonline/. It's only 9 lessons and it is free! free! free! This course is not about "how to" make films. It's a narrative about "how come" films get made - and sometimes, frighteningly, why.

Hollywood luminaries Peter Bart and Peter Guber share from personal experiences that collectively encompass over 65 years of filmmaking expertise. They explore the personalities and parables of the entertainment machine and in the process expose the brilliance, insanity, and humor that are part and parcel of the motion picture industry.

In every creative endeavor there is one seminal element: the idea. The idea invariably defines the process, shape and tone - often even the very existence - of the project. Among collaborators there are moments when key participants struggle for power over the idea. This conflict may be as naked and bold as being thrown off the film. Or it can be as subtle as being ignored in a key meeting. But what is it that determines the outcome of these struggles - and our own joy or pain? It is the elegance with which we deploy our weapons or the grace with which we fall.

And what is the height of elegance? It's never having to shoot, but not having others doubt your ability or willingness to do so.

Over the course of nine lessons Shoot Out will take you from the height of elegance, to the valley of ego, prepare for an entirely new perspective on the business and art of the cinema.

The syllabus can be downloaded at the website.

06/06/02. Currently, Girlfriends magazine is featuring its Superheroine Pack as a premium to their subscribers. It consists of one of their biggest selling back issue "packs": cover stories about Xena: Warrior Princess (includes April 1998, April 2000, and August 2001) and an added exclusive with Linda Carter. You can get more info at http://www.girlfriendsmag.com/superheroine.html

06/04/02. Xena Night at Meow Mix is throwing its last regular shin-dig this month. They plan to still host a Xena Night twice a year, but no more monthly gatherings. Their webpage is http://www.xenanight.com, and the date is Tuesday, June 11, 2002. They plan to air SINS OF THE PAST, ONE AGAINST AN ARMY, and WHEN FATES COLLIDE.

06/04/02. On March 23, 2002, Xena: Warrior Princess began being broadcast on the Starworld Channel (services Asia).

06/04/02. Bruce Campbell guest starred in the season finale of CHARMED. It aired in May 2002.

06/04/02. The newest Xena book, "How Xena Changed Our Lives" by Nikki Stafford is finally out, and you can check it out at http://www.amazon.com or http://www.bn.com. The book contains stories written by other Xena fans about what the show meant to them, what it was like meeting some of the stars, how the show, the actors, and the fans helped change their lives, what they thought of the finale, and much, much more. It also contains a questionnaire that several online fans filled out where they talked about their thoughts on Xena.

ECW Press is offering a free copy of the book to 10 lucky fans who enter their online contest. All you have to do is send an email with your name and address to xenacontest@ecwpress.com, and they will be drawing the 10 names on June 30 2002, so get your entry in before then. They are accepting entries from anywhere, not just North America, so get your entry in today.

You can read more about the book at www.ecwpress.com/books/xenafans.htm.

Also, it pays to enter because even if you don't win, they will be offering everyone who entered a chance to buy the book at 20% off, AND they will pay the shipping! (Your name will not be added to any mailing list, and will be deleted as soon as they send out the offer to you.) So get your entries in now! Please only enter once; any multiple submissions will be deleted automatically.

02-16-01. It is with great sadness that we report that Kevin Smith died in Beijing, China on February 15, 2002. We offer our deepest condolences to his family. Many on the Whoosh staff had personally met and interacted with Mr. Smith, and a few counted themselves as his friends. Smith had an authentic charisma about him. He was a kind soul and meant well, and most people in his presence could feel it. Many actors and people in "people" businesses cultivate that type of persona, but what really unarmed you was that after a while you realized it was not just a facade with Smith, it actually was him. His sincerity usually went off the scales and left a most strong and lasting impression. It was deeply genuine and stood out in a world of surface actions and shallow emotions. I have met few people in my time with that type of honest and refreshing aura.

02-12-01. Kevin "Ares" Smith injured in China while on an acting gig. As reported by a New Zealand website (http://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,1101624a11,FF.html):

Actor injured in accident in China
13 February 2002

Auckland actor Kevin Smith was hospitalised in China yesterday after an accident, his agent said today.

His injury was not life-threatening.

Smith, one of New Zealand's best-known stars of stage and screen, was in China for filming but was not working when he was injured, Robert Bruce said in a statement

Smith's wife, mother, father and brother-in-law were with him.

No other details were available.

Please note: To send 'Get Well Soon' and 'Best Wishes' Cards, all email can be sent to ALWheaties at: angela.wheaton@snet.net. All Cards and Best Wishes will be forwarded to Kevin Smith.

02-12-01. Xena Live LIVES! The Chicago Xena parody has reincarnated! Check out their website at http://www.xenalive.com. You'll find ticket information and showtimes as well. Tickets can be purchased through the site and they are on sale so get yours now to guarantee your seats. XenaLive! Episode II: Xena Lives : The Musical. Starring Elizabeth Laidlaw as Xena and Amy Matheny as Gabrielle. Join the mailing list at yahoogroups: ChicagoXenaNights@yahoogroups.com.

02-12-01. Channel 4 in New Zealand has stopped airing Xena! If this horrifies you, then write to TV4 at http://www.tv4.co.nz, and share your pain.

02-12-01. The Director's Cut of the Xena Series Finale will be released on March 26, 2002. It will contain commentary by Robert Tapert, Lucy Lawless, and Renee O'Connor along with a "Making of" documentary. Evil Dead's "ultimate version" will be released March 5, 2002. Not only will the case be sculpted latex to look like the Book of the Dead (Necro-whatever), but also the short film "Within the Woods" that Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell used to get investors in the project. Finally, the second season of Buffy will be coming out in June 2002. The first season was released January 15, 2002.

02-12-01. If you were conscious, you probably noticed that Lord of the Rings was chock full of Xena alums. Here's a partial list for you trivia hounds:

Karl Urban (Caesar, Cupid, Kor, Mael) plays Eomer
Jay Laga'aia (Draco) plays Lurtz
Bruce Hopkins (Barkeeper - Lyre, Lyre, Rahl - Daughter of Pomira, Tegason - Ten Little Warlords, Termin - Dreamworker) plays Gamling
Mark Ferguson (Hooves and Harlots) plays Gil-Galad
Stephen Ure (Monlik - Dirty Half Dozen, Werfner - Sacrifice I and >II) plays Gorbag
Craig Parker (Bellerophon - To Hellicon and Back, King Cleades - Key to the Kingdom, Prince Sarpordon - For Him the Bell Tolls) plays Haldir. (He was also in Young Hercules
John Leigh (Nabcot - Ides of March) plays Hama
Nathaniel Lees (Nicklio - Destiny, Manus - Dreamworker) plays Ugluk. (He was also in Hercules and Young Hercules
Marton Csokas (Borias, Belach - The Last Of The Centaurs, Khrafstar -- The Deliverer and The Bitter Suite) plays the head forest elf - Celeborn, King of Lothlorien

Ngila Dickson (worked on Xena, Hercules, and Young Hercules), costume designer


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