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XENA MEDIA REVIEW 1999 JANUARY


Friday, January 1, 1999
Saturday, January 2, 1999
Sunday, January 3, 1999
Monday, January 4, 1999
Tuesday, January 5, 1999
Wednesday, January 6, 1999
Thursday, January 7, 1999
Friday, January 8, 1999
Saturday, January 9, 1999
Sunday, January 10, 1999
Monday, January 11, 1999
Tuesday, January 12, 1999


Friday, January 1, 1999

990101hco.
THE HARTFORD COURANT. 01-01-99. OK FOLKS, THAT'S A WRAP! Jim Shea.
Shea lists pithily an annual roundup of mostly entertainment and some political events. Under "Took the Plunge" he put Xena to refer to Lucy Lawless' marriage to Robert Tapert in March 1998.

990101nyt.
The New York Times. 01-01-99. How to Just Say Know: A Guide for Dummies. Adam Green.
Xena pops up most surreally in a humor piece by a former writer for Saturday Night Live. It is really not associated with anyhting, except it is supposed to conjure up a vision of a fantasy babe for losers.

990101snp.
The Stuart News/Port St. Lucie News (Stuart,FL). 01-01-99. PICK OF THE FLICKS: THESE WERE 1998'S BEST. Gary Shipes.
Xena mention in passing in a discussion of Sam Raimi's A Simple Plan (made #7 in Shipes top ten movies of 1998).

990101vpi. The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA). 01-01-99. BACK WITH GUNS BLAZING: "NIKITA" PROMISES A PLOT TWIST OR TWO IN ITS THIRD SEASON. Larry Bonko.
Mention of Xena comparing her with Buffy and Nikita as "women who kick butt and drive up ratings". Peta Wilson (Nikita) is also quoted as saying "[I]t's great to have female action heroes on TV who appeal equally to 12-year-old girls and 70-year-old men."

990101wfs. Women's Sports and Fitness. January 1999. ARRIVAL OF THE FITTEST.
In an article about which celebrities are fit and how they got that way, Lucy Lawless is mentioned as attributing her fitness to her rough-housing with her older brothers while growing up.



Saturday, January 2, 1999

990102ddn.
Dayton Daily News. 01-02-99. STRANGE DOINGS WEREN'T CONFINED TO WASHINGTON. Jeff Houck.
In his year round up review, Houck mentions Madeline's Albright's mentioning of Xena Warrior Princess.

90102dne.
The Daily News of Los Angeles. 01-02-99. DIGITAL L.A.: 'WEBISODES' VENTURE INTO NEW REALM. David Bloom.
Article about the XENA Multipath movies.



Sunday, January 3, 1999

990103dpo.
Kickboxer Sefo sitting pretty in violent world A champion who wins, stays unhurt. The Denver Post. Ralph D. Russo. 01/03/99.
Article about Ray Sefo, a kickboxer who has appeared on XWP and HTLJ.

990103ocr.
Let's hope for hot '99 dish. THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. Kinney Littlefield. 01/03/99.
Littlefield mentions Xena chatrooms in her 5th New Year Resolution.

990103pjo.
Press Journal (Vero Beach, FL). 01-03-99.
Reprint of 990103snp.

990103sfn.
The Santa Fe New Mexican. 01-03-99. Fantasy fuels the fighters in Espanola's. Mark Oswald.
In an article about people who hit the Renaissance Faire circuit, Xena is mentioned briefly as someone who you would find being mimicked.

990103sgm.
The Sunday Gazette Mail (Charleston, NC). Rick Ansorge. 01-03-99. Just do it right. Exercise mistakes are common but easy to correct.
In an overview on common mistakes made while exercising, a brief mention is made of Xena in an example of what not to do.

990103sme.
Sunday Mercury. 01-03-99. COLD BRRR-INGS XENA OUT IN GOOSE BUMPS.
A quick and dirty article about Lucy Lawless and her take on some topics.

990103sne.
Here's my Kiwi show business predictions for 1999. The Sunday News (Auckland). 01-03-99. David Hartnell.
Lucy Lawless makes an appearance in a humor piece satirizing various New Zealand (and otherwise) celebrities and politicians. The short blurb plays upon the lesbian fanbase of the show.

990103snp.
The Stuart News/Port St. Lucie News (Stuart,FL). Suzanne Gill. 01-03-99. CROSSOVER EPISODES COULD BEAR VERY INTERESTING FRUIT.
In a massive TV cross-over fantasy, Gill has Xena working as a new boss in the sit-com Working.

990103sst.
The Sunday Star-Times (Auckland). Iain Sharp. 01-03-99. Mayor's love affair.
The mayor of Waitakere has written a book on New Zealand's mountains and beaches. In this review of the book, it is mentioned in passing that XENA is filmed at Te Henga Beach.



Monday, January 4, 1999

990104cnn.
As Holiday Movie Season Ends, Race for Oscars Begins. "Patch Adams" Tells Story of Doctor Who Uses Humor to Cure. CNN SHOWBIZ TODAY. Paul Vercammen. 01/04/99.
In a report on how production companies are going overseas to film and US crews are losing business from this practice, Xena is mentioned as being filmed in New Zealand

990104dva.
'Funniest' homevids on sale. Daily Variety. Richard Morgan. 01/04/99.
An article about Real Entertainment, which sells licensed XWP merchandise.

990104eme.
INCREASINGLY, SYNDICATORS PRESS FOR MORE BARTER TIME. Electronic Media. Greg Spring. 01/04/99.
Mentions XENA and HERCULES as examples of shows which use a eight minute national/six minute local advertisement split.



Tuesday, January 5, 1999

990105ajo.
Rabbi's Class Teaches Girls About Jewish Heroines. Albuquerque Journal. Jeannie Johnson. 01-05-99.
In an article about Jewish heroines, it start's out "Ariel Freilich's heroine is a female warrior, but not one of the busty, scantily clad, stunt-happy 'Xena: Warrior Princess' variety".

990105pde.
Timeout. The Plain Dealer. John Petkovic. 01/05/99.
Calls Nikita more powerful than "a pack of Xenas".

990105prn.
C-3D Digital, Inc. to Acquire Strata - 3D Broadcaster Gains Premier Technology. PR Newswire. 01/05/99.
The company which makes the programs that XWP use for special effects was bought by another company.

990105sae.
For America, there's safety in apathy. San Antonio Express-News. Rhonda Holman. 01/05/99.
In an editorial, Xena is mentioned in passing as an example of what some else coulding be watching instead of paying attention to the current presidential crisis.



Wednesday, January 6, 1999

990106bwi.
TVGEN Fans Name Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz Sexiest Celebrities of 1998. Business Wire, 01-16-99.
Lucy Lawless is mentioned as a runner-up in TVGen's "You Sexy Thing" contest.

990106gmo.
Hereby resolved ... The Gazette (Montreal), PEGGY CURRAN. 01/06/99.
Xena makes an appearance in an article about New Years Resolutions, how to make them and how to keep them.

990106prn.
NBC 10 Is the First Station in the Delaware Valley To Track Winter Storms by Name. PR Newswire, 01/06/99.
Perhaps not really a Xena reference, or is it? A Philadelphia station has decided to name the winter storms, and guess what the X storm will be named! You guessed it, Xena!

990106snp.
WARRIOR OR MADONNA: WHICH WILL WOMEN OF 1999 WANT TO BE? The Stuart News/Port St. Lucie News (Stuart,FL). Oliver Bennett. 01/06/99.
An article about how women will dominate the future economy of the next century. No mentionings about Xena, but they do have a picture of her to illustrate perhaps what "warrior parents" will look like.

990106tsu.
GOING GREEN AROUND THE GILLS. The Toronto Sun, JIM SLOTEK. 01/06/99.
More on the WARRIOR...POETESS...TRAMP episode where the ladies go to the Isle of Lesbos to meet Sappho the poet.



Thursday, January 7, 1999

990107dok.
Dawson Tops Arnett's Deep Team. THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN. Penny Soldan. 01-07-99.
A mentioning of a local high school Basketball scorekeeper who can do the Xena battle cry.

990107dva.
TV AND CABLE PRODUCTION CHART. Daily Variety. 01-07-99.
Production charts for Hercules and Xena.

990107hre.
Hour shows get shortchanged. The Hollywood Reporter, 01-07-99. Steve Brennan.
In an article about how syndicated shows running twice a week are experiencing lower Nielsen ratings, the ratings that XWP is receiving being stripped on USA Channel weekdays is discussed.

990107hre2.
"Xena" posted a 4.1 in its last NTI number. The Hollywood Reporter, 01-07-99.
The national syndication NTI ratings had Xena with 4.1 and Hercules with 3.4. ER beat both with a 4.4.

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If Only DeMille Had Owned a Desktop. The New York Times, 10-07-99. MICHEL MARRIOTT.
In an article about how digital move making is affecting the market and the art the article concludes with a section on downloading movies from the Internet and the pluses and minuses of such attivity. At the tale end of the article, Brilliant Digital's Webisodes of XWP are mentioned as currently being offered as a free trial episode at the mulitpathmovies.com site.

990107sfe.
Running backward in high heels. The San Francisco Examiner, 01/07/99. ROB MORSE.
In an article about Elizabeth Dole's possible bid for the presidency, Xena is mentioned in a list of "great women leaders" whom have scared men. Included in the list are Queen Victoria, Margaret Thatcher, Boadicea, Xena Warrior Princess, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Dianne Feinstein.



Friday, January 8, 1999

990108bwi.
''X-Files'' Actor Joins Back Stage West Actorfest '99. Business Wire. 01-08-99.
XWP/HTLJ casting director Beth Hymson-Ayers, will be part of a panel of "Hollywood's Hottest Casting Directors" at the Actorfest '99 (April 17, 1999) in Universal City.

990108pjb.
Is the timing right for a series aimed at the heart? The Providence Journal-Bulletin. 01-08-99. John Martin.
In an article about the network TV show, "Providence", XWP is mentioned as being a cult hit.

990108usa.
No future for k.d. lang, 'Xena'. USA TODAY. 01/08/99.
The kd lang guest star rumor is squelched by Xena publicist, Leah Krantzler.



Saturday, January 9, 1999

990109bne.
'DAWSON'S CREEK'S' VAN DER BEEK WILL HOST 'SNL'. The Buffalo News. 01-09-99.
Promo for the primetime "Saturday Night Live: Best of TV Parodies" includes mention that Lucy Lawless will appear in it by grace of her SNL hosting gig.

990109oci.
Where do we find leaders amid the apathy? The Ottawa Citizen. RHONDA HOLMAN; THE WICHITA (KANSAS) EAGLE. 01-09-99.
Reprint of 990105sae.



Sunday, January 10, 1999

990110nyt.
Taking 13 Hours To Fix the Errors Made in 90 Minutes. The New York Times. 01/10/99. MARGY ROCHLIN.
In an article comparing the characters between the movies and the tv shows written around La Femme Nikita, Buffy Vampire Slayer, and The Net, the executive producer of The Net us quoted as saying, "To be sure, there are plenty of examples of shows with strong, competent, reflective women, but, with the possible exception of 'Xena: Warrior Princess,' they are spoon-fed to us as colorful personalities that exist within the ensemble population of, say, a law office or a police station or a Federation starship."

990110pde
NOTHING DULL ABOUT THIS DOLE. The Plain Dealer. 01-10-99. Rob Morse.
Reprint of 990107sfe.

990110sne.
Our Lucy's hot stuff. The Sunday News (Auckland). 01-10-99. David Hartnell
Lucy Lawless' inclusion on the People Magazine's "hottest leading ladies" list got a mention in a NZ paper.



Monday, January 11, 1999

990111apo.
Lawless Lays Down Law on Anorexia . AP Online. 01-11-99.
A release of Lucy Lawless' views on anorexia from the USA today interview released later.

990111ap.
People in the news. Associated Press. 01-11-99.
The AP release where Lucy Lawless discusses her opnions about bulimia and her advice to people who indulge.

990111dne.
QUOTABLE NOTABLES. Daily News (New York). 01-11-99. Eric Mink.
In an article about comedies on the WB Network, Buffy's Sarah Michelle Gellar when comparing Buffy, Xena, and Nikita to the shows she watched as a kid, said, "I think it's an incredible trend".

990111dnl.
BRANDY GETS SERIOUS ABOUT AWARDS-SHOW HOSTING DUTIES. The Daily News of Los Angeles. 01-11-99. Marilyn Beck & Stacy Jenel Smith.
Marylin Beck's take on Lucy Lawless' comments about bulimia made inthe SA Weekend magazine.

990111dva.
DILLER DOESN'T DALLY WITH EMPIRE.Daily Variety. 01-11-99. John Dempsey.
An overview of the financial health of Studios USA which are the exclusive distributor of XWP and HTLJ in North America. It mentions that XWP & HTLJ "remained solid performers". The article also mentions that "One of Diller's goals is to sell more products over HSN tied to the cable programs on USA and Sci-Fi and to syndicated TV shows owned by Studios USA such as 'Xena: Warrior Princess' and 'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.'"

990111ist.
'Buffy' star Gellar enjoys balancing career on large and small screens. THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR. 01-11-99. STEVE HALL.
In an article about Buffy Vampire Slyer's Sarah Michele Gellar, Gellar is said to welcome "other strong TV heroines such as Xena, Warrior Princess and Kim Delaney's Detective Diane Russell on NYPD Blue".

990111vwe.
VIDEO NOTES. Video Week. 01-11-99.
Press release about the DVD Express Web offering Brillian Digital Entertainment XENA webisodes and CDs.



Tuesday, January 12, 1999

990112ten.
KDF'S IAN WINS THE 'UNUSUAL GIFT' CONTEST. The Tennessean. 01-12-99. Brad Schmitt.
A note about the Lucy Lawelss bulimia comments from the USA Weekend article which went out on the AP feed.

990112tpi.
GET OVER IT, GIRLS. The Times-Picayune. Wire services.
Bulimia story From the AP release

990112tst
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR. The Toronto Star. 01-12-99. Compiled by Joan Vander Doelen and Douglas Cudmore.
Buffy actor, Sarah Michele Gellar was refered to as praising "strong female characters" of which Xena was an example.

990112tun.
Xena takes a stand against anorexia.The Times Union (Albany, NY). 01-12-99. Wire services.
Bulimia story From the AP release

990112vcs.
Briefs: Scottish activism blamed for Connery snub/Warrior princess calls anorexia 'nonsense'/NBA needs to find fans among the young Ventura County Star (Cal). 01-12-99. Page A02.
An embellishment on the AP coverage of the bulimia statements by Lucy Lawless.




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