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News for Sep. 29, 2004

KONG-Chat Goes Online!

9/29/04, 9:53 am EST - Xoanon

Our very own KongisKing.net chatroom is now online! The Java Chatroom is easy to use and compatible with almost every browser type. Follow the link below, choose a nickname and start chatting! (bananas not included) [CHAT]

Jack Black Hunts for Viggo's Pad

9/29/04, 9:22 am EST - Xoanon

Funnyman Jack Black plans to live like Viggo Mortensen while filming the new Peter Jackson movie King Kong in remote New Zealand. [More]

News for Sep. 28, 2004

Production Diary: Day 16

9/28/04, 3:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Production Diary: Day 16

The Venture crew are still getting hammered by a massive storm...that doesn't really exist. Take a look at the Day 16 entry which features a TON of the cast, including Jack Black, Lobo Chan, LOTR veteran Jed Brophy, Jason Whyte (dump tanks?), Stephen Hall & Thomas Kretschmann as they get doused over and over (and over) by gallons of water to simulate massive waves hitting the ship. Take a look! [QT 240x135] [QT 320x176] [QT 480x270] [Torrents]

'Shark' Showcases Celebrity Talent

9/28/04, 11:05 am EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES - Quick! Can you name who did the voice of Snow White? Or Cinderella? How about the Little Mermaid? It's OK if the names Adriana Caselotti, Ilene Woods and Jodi Benson don't immediately spring to mind they were never promoted or paid as stars when their most famous screen characters debuted. [More]

Jack Black Goes After 'Space And Time' And The President

9/28/04, 11:03 am EST - Xoanon

He's already a self-proclaimed master of rock, now Jack Black is going after bigger things like space and time. After the actor/musician makes Peter Jackson's "King Kong" and the long-awaited Tenacious D movie, he's agreed to star in an adaptation of the sci-fi novel "Master of Space and Time." [More]

Happy Birthday Naomi Watts!

9/28/04, 9:05 am EST - Xoanon

Today is Naomi Watts' Birthday! Naomi was born on September 28th, 1968 in Shoreham, Sussex, England. That makes her 36 today! Happy Birthday Naomi!

News for Sep. 27, 2004

Images from Watts' 'Ring 2'

9/27/04, 12:39 pm EST - Xoanon

New images from the Naomi Watts fright-fest sequel 'The Ring 2' have been posted online. Follow this link for some rather-un-scary images of Naomi. [More]

Serkis Talks Kong at 'Armageddon 2004'

9/27/04, 12:19 pm EST - Xoanon

Andy Serkis was a special guest at Armageddon 2004', held in Wellington New Zealand. He answered a few Kong questions to the earger fans wanting to know more! Follow this link to the report on TheOneRing.net [More]

Remembering Fay Wray: 96 Years, Many Movies and the Big Ape on the Building

9/27/04, 11:34 am EST - Xoanon

The card that came with the lilies sitting in a vase on the concession stand at Film Forum read: "Fay - We will never forget you. From everyone at the Empire State Building." Architects and Donald Trump aside, there are very few people who would be honored by a building; one of them, of course, is Fay Wray, who died last month. The obituaries emphasized her turn in "King Kong," but there are many more stories in a life of 96 years, and those stories are what brought about 100 people to the West Village yesterday morning for a private tribute at the movie theater on Houston Street. [More]

News for Sep. 25, 2004

Watts Attends 'Huckabees' Premiere in LA

9/25/04, 10:29 am EST - Xoanon

Watts at 'I Heart Huckabees' Premiere Naomi Watts is in LA this week attending the premiere of her latest film 'I Heart Huckabees' at The Grove in Los Angeles. She also had time to stop by the Ellen show where she made a brief mention of King Kong. [Premiere Photos]

News for Sep. 24, 2004

Production Diary: Day 14

9/24/04, 9:30 pm EST - Xoanon

Production Diary: Day 14

To say that Peter Jackson's production diary for day 14 excretes information about the behind-the-scenes work on Kong would be an understatement. The tireless efforts of his crew to discharge quality work is in every single second of these production bits. They waste nothing with every valuable moment, and it shows in this segment! [QT 240x135] [QT 320x176] [QT 480x270]

Watts Talks Kong at Premiere

9/24/04, 9:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Liger Zero writes: Naomi Watts mentions Kong and acting with Andy Serkis in an article on USAToday.com about the opening of "I Heart Huckabees". [More]

Reminder: Naomi Watts on 'Ellen'

9/24/04, 12:46 pm EST - Xoanon

Naomi Watts will be on 'Ellen' today. Check local listings and times.

News for Sep. 23, 2004

Cool Convention in LA This October

9/23/04, 1:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Sal writes: I just received this email notice for the October science fiction and comic book convention that takes place once a month here in Los Angeles. Stop motion animator Ray Harryhausen will sign his new book AN ANIMATED LIFE! You might want to share this with the rest of the Kong is King "fellowship", especially those here in L.A. [More]

Ray Harryhausen, The Lowry, Manchester

9/23/04, 9:59 am EST - Xoanon

The term 'Legend' is all too readily bandied about these days. But in an era where twenty-something celebs du jour write excruciatingly dull autobiographies of the life and career they have yet to live, the genuine articles sparkle like true diamonds in a bin of cheap rhinestones. [More]

TV Watch: Watts on 'Ellen' Tomorrow

9/23/04, 9:49 am EST - Xoanon

Naomi Watts is slated to be a guest on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' tomorrow. It is not known if she filmed this interview before heading out to New Zealand to begin work on Kong. If not, perhaps she may be talking about it! Check your local listings. [Official Site]

News for Sep. 22, 2004

Brody to appear in Superman Docu-film

9/22/04, 2:15 pm EST - Xoanon

DarkHorizons (via RTE Interactive) reports that Oscar winner Adrien Brody is to star in 'Truth, Justice and the American Way', a new film which investigates the death of TV's first Superman, actor George Reeves. Paul Bernbaum's script details the investigation into Reeves' mysterious 1959 death in Hollywood, as well as the actor's complex relationship with the iconic role that propelled him to stardom. Brody will play the detective investigating. [More]

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