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News for Dec. 08, 2006

Sideshow Updates

12/08/06, 11:51 am EST - Xoanon

Be sure to check out our weekly Sideshow Collectibles update! Each week we provide an update on your favorite Sideshow goodies, from busts to premium figures and more! Take a look! [More]

News for Dec. 07, 2006

Hell on Middle-earth

12/07/06, 3:17 pm EST - Xoanon

From Entertainment Weekly: Seventeen Oscar wins. $3 billion in worldwide box office. Near-universal praise from critics. Yes, we're talking about the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the man who directed, produced, and co-wrote all three movies: Peter Jackson. You'd think that Hollywood would be begging Jackson to make The Hobbit. But you'd be wrong. In a letter to fans posted on TheOneRing.net on Nov. 19, Jackson announced that New Line was pursuing other filmmakers for the LOTR prequel — and since then, the situation has only gotten more complicated. Here's our primer on how the most anticipated movie since The Phantom Menace ran into obstacles worse than evil Lord Saruman. [More]

News for Dec. 06, 2006

TV Watch: Jack Black on 'Leno'

12/06/06, 10:35 am EST - Xoanon

Jack Black is slated to make an appearance tonight on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on NBC. He is there to essentially promote two films 'Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny' and 'The Holiday' with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet & Jude Law. The Tonight Show airs on NBC at 11:35PM EST.

News for Dec. 04, 2006

TV Watch: Kyle Chandler on 'Regis' Clip

12/04/06, 10:45 pm EST - Xoanon

Kyle Chandler was on 'Live with Regis & Kelly' late in November (what...I've been busy ok?!). He was there to promote his TV show 'Friday Night Lights', the interview is only a mere 4 minutes long, but Kyle still managed to flirt with Kelly Rippa and they showed a clip from the show. Take a look! (18MB MOV)[More]

IMDB Talks Jackson & The Hobbit

12/04/06, 3:16 pm EST - Xoanon

Angela writes: IMDb's daily poll asks "Would you go see a big-screen version of The Hobbit if Peter Jackson wasn't directing it?". [More]

DVD Tuesday: Pirates, Vice, Pinky!

12/04/06, 10:26 am EST - Xoanon

A ton of interesting new films are out on DVD this week. Take an early look on our 'DVD Tuesday' feature...every Monday! Check out some TV goodies like the 'Mission Impossible - S1', 'Roseanne - S6' & 'Saturday Night Live: Complete First Season'. Some great animation out today as well, 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 6' & 'Animaniacs:Vol 2'. The big release of the week is Disney's 'Pirates Of The Caribbean - Dead Mans Chest', but also be on the lookout for some great box-sets like 'The Premiere Frank Capra Collection', 'Shades of Darkness' & 'Charlie Chan Collection 2'. Personally I'm interested in 'Pinky and the Brain:Vol 2' & 'Dungeons & Dragons: Complete Series'! Check out the whole list here! [More]

News for Dec. 03, 2006

Celebrities design baubles for Barnardo’s e-Bay auction

12/03/06, 7:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Serkis designs a bauble for Barnardo’s e-Bay auction Celebrity sparkle will help to raise money for less fortunate children this Christmas. Between the 11th- 18th December, Christmas tree baubles customised by stars such as Andy Serkis, Dame Shirley Bassey, Lemar and Jacqueline Wilson will be auctioned on e-Bay to raise funds for the children’s charity Barnardo’s. [More]

Kong 'Mitchell camera' Sells Big at Christie's

12/03/06, 7:01 pm EST - Xoanon

Samdodge writes: I just wanted you to know that the camera that shot the original 1933 King Kong sold for a record at Christie's Auction House last month. No motion picture camera has sold for as much as the Kong camera. It hammered at 65,000 Pounds.

News for Dec. 02, 2006

WETA's Marco Di Lucca Interview

12/02/06, 10:42 pm EST - Xoanon

xsibase.com: Recently posted an interview with Marco Di Lucca, senior modeler at Weta Digital. In the interview Di Lucca talks about creature modeling, his work on King Kong, X-Men 3 and XSI. Take a look! [More]

News for Nov. 28, 2006

From The Creator of King Kong - "She" on DVD

11/28/06, 5:59 pm EST - Xoanon

From the creative team that brought us King Kong comes "She", a thrilling tale of adventure, immortality and lost love. A group of explorers, led by Leo Vincey (Randolph Scott), sets out on a dangerous mission in search of the legendary "flame of life", a mysterious force that bestows immortality. Their perilous journey takes them to the heart of a remote glacier where they are taken captive by the beautiful but impossibly cruel She. Filled with lavish art deco sets, gorgeous costumes and backed by Max Steiner's powerful score, She is heart-stopping adventure, sure to delight fans of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. It is based on the classic novel by H Rider Haggard. [More]


11/28/06, 2:24 pm EST - Xoanon


TheOneRing.net and Creation Entertainment join forces once again to present THE ONE RING CELEBRATION scheduled for March 9-11, 2007 at The Burbank Airport Hilton Hotel in Burbank, California. This unique weekend honors THE LORD OF THE RINGS and all things Tolkien and features celebrity guest appearances, scholar and art panels and presentations, fan films, displays, auctions, trivia and costuming competitions, autographs, photo opportunities, merchandising, music and non-stop partying.

Superstar ELIJAH WOOD (Frodo) has accepted ORC's invitation to headline the convention and additional guests and attractions will be announced in the months to come. Full up to date information on ORC is available at creationent.com/cal/one_ring.htm

Our Fan Art Gallery Has Reached Two Important Milestones!

11/28/06, 8:00 am EST - JPB

KongisKing.net’s Fan Art Gallery moderatrix FayWraith reports: Join us in celebrating two impressive milestones for the KongisKing.net Fan Art Gallery. Last week we activated our 100th gallery member, and yesterday our 1,000th piece of artwork was posted.

We’ve now been up and running for thirteen months. The positive response to the gallery, and the level of participation, have exceeded our expectations in every way. The one thousandth piece of art is representative of the quality of what we have in the gallery - it is a stop motion movie clip by KongIsKing.net message board regular Kingkongkessler - using a 1933-based King Kong model that some have said is the best since the original. View this impressive 1000th entry here.

Please come in for a look around if you have not visited for a while!

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