Overheard recently at a convention in Toronto...
Raimi mentioned that a "Xena" reunion -- of sorts --
is in the works. " [We're] hopefully getting ready to do a
movie together, " he said, adding that though Lucy Lawless
(Xena), Renee O'Connor (Gabrielle), and Bruce Campbell
(Autolycus) would be there, it wouldn't be a "Xena" movie. 4
When he's not wearing the pasta strainer...
" Enrique Iglesias was doing this video down here in LA at this mall,
and the line was around the block with these kids -- they were all
like 13, 14, 15. And there were hundreds and hundreds of them waiting
to catch a glimpse of Enrique Iglesias, " he says. " And I was -- I have a
bicycle, I'm like the only person in LA that ever rides a bike -- I was
pedaling up this hill, and five or six kids stopped me, and they went,
' Hey, it's Joxer! ' and a bunch of them turned around. And three or four
of them started singing the Joxer song, and I thought, ' Wow, man ! They
know Enrique Iglesias songs, they know the Joxer song ! ' I felt like a
rock star. " 1
* * Renee doing Shakespeare this summer
Renee will be performing Lady Macbeth in the Shakespeare by the Sea production
of Macbeth. It starts June 27 and will run for five weeks in San Pedro, CA.
Then it will go on a tour of the beach cities of Southern California until
August 24. You will find the schedule, as it becomes available, on their web
page at : shakespearebythesea.org
Renee is a Mom!
Oct 4th 2001 : "Miles William Muir made his entrance into the world on September 22, 2001
weighing 8 pounds 8 ounces. He's beautiful, healthy and who took the word
"sleep" out of the dictionary."
-- Renee O'Connor and Steve Muir
* * Hudson Leick signing in person at Metro Comix in Santa Barbara California on Satudary, December 8th at 1pm.Metro Entertainment
6 West Anapamu
Santa Barbara CA 93101
(805) 963-2168 This is being offered as both a mail order and an in-person
* * Kevin Smith has died in a Beijing hospital after he was critically injured in a fall.
His agent, Robert Bruce, has confirmed that the 38-year-old actor had died:
"I received a call from Kevin's family to say that he passed away in his sleep."
An Official Trust Fund to benefit Kevin Smith's wife and children
is being set up later this week by Kevin's agent, Lucy Lawless and Michael
Hurst. There will only be ONE fund recognized by Kevin's family and management.
Update - 2/19/02
The current address for donations to the Kevin Smith Trust is:
The Kevin Smith Trust
c/o Auckland Theatre Company
P. O. Box 6513
Lucy Lawless and some of Kevin's friends have put together a tribute...
Read a transcript of Lucy's tribute to Kevin Smith.
Update - 2/19/02
Kevin was critically injured in a fall Feb. 6th while in Beijing to shoot the martial arts film, "Warriors of Virtue 2".
Doctors that treated him feared he would not recover from his head injuries. Acting sources have said he was injured when he fell from a great height, possibly six stories.
Lucy Lawless will be hosting a new Discovery Channel series of five hour-long
programs tracing the history of female fighters. She has just started filming
the series. It will broadcast later this autumn. NEW - 4/13/03
Lucy and Rob have announced they're looking forward to the birth of their third
child in April.
Check out ET's interview 'Lucy Lawless At Home'
Lucy Lawless and Danielle Cormack star this February in an ATC production of American
playwright Eve Ensler's controversial 'The Vagina Monologues'.
Read the New Zealand Herald's review.
Check out the show's program.
The Auckland Theatre Company was trying to keep a tight lid on the details of its 2002 season
that was launched at the Civic's Wintergarden Theatre in New Zealand. 2/16/02
Lucy guest starred as a genetically enhanced soldier in the upcoming X-files season. (2 episodes)
Executive producer Frank Spotnitz said the producers, including
creator Chris Carter, are fans of "Xena" and, when they saw there was
an opportunity to create a new character for the show, they thought of
"it's a great 'X-File-ish' kind of character," Spotnitz added, "where
you won't be sure whether she is good or bad for some time."
Lawless' character, Shannon McMahon could return -- although events in
the Nov. 18 episode suggest otherwise. NEW - 2/16/02
Lucy : "I'm playing a character called Shannon McMahon -- Ed's daughter. She's very funny. We're taking 'The X-Files' in a whole new direction this season. We thought we'd liven it up, sex it up a bit, and she's come out of Doggett's past, she has history with Doggett, if you know what I mean (laughs) -- and she comes back to haunt him in the worst possible way. She also has information about the heritage of Scully's baby, and she's about to blow the world wide open. She's a loose canon. And you don't know if she's good or bad. Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?"
US Premiere of the X Files featuring Lucy Lawless was November 4th on FOX Network. The dates of the X-Files premiere have been changed so they don't conflict with
the Emmys. The two-parter will now be shown on Nov 11 and Nov 18.
Lucy has a cameo in Sam Raimi's next flick "Spider-man"!
Lucy : "I went to New York for a fleeting thing, and Sam Raimi, who is Rob's partner, is shooting Spider-Man," says Lawless, referring to Rob Tapert,
her husband and Xena executive producer. "So I ran up to St. Marks Place with some of the wardrobe women/stylists on the movie, and we bought all this punk rocker stuff. So I had studs in my nose, a short spiky wig and lots of earrings. I'm dragging on cigarettes. So I do this tiny little, blink-and-you-miss-it cameo, but it was such fun. It was all fun and no responsibility. It was fun to wear these clothes, these punk pants and a ripped stocking shirt and great big black boots. It looked like I'd stomped on a couple of hedgehogs. And I wore it all the way home, because I wanted Rob to see my new look." 2
See more photos of Lucy during spidie filming at Corbis newsroom - just enter 'Lucy Lawless' in the search box and hit 'Go'
* * This Friday, May 25th, catch Bruce at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the biggest trade show for interactive entertainment.
NEW - 5/21/02
See him 11am at THQ International Ltd's Booth:
Petree Hall - Booth #4001
Los Angeles Convention Center
Bruce talks about the 'Spidie' Movie.
Bruce plays the role of the ring announcer in a wrestling scene.
(See photo right, click for a larger version)3
Bruce was really busy with personal appearances for his new book. (over 65!) For reports and photos of past book store appearances and other info, see BruceCampbellBook.com...Updated - 1/09/02
If Chins Could Kill - now in it's 8th printing, Congrats Bruce! The book first became available in hardback starting June 2001.
Price: $23.95, Cloth ... Amazon.com's price - $16.76
Pages: 272, includes Black and white photos throughout
Sam talks about 'Chins' Book at an recent award show.
1 - Just Joxer, April 14, 2000
2 - Spidermanhype.com News Archives May 18, 2001
3 - Spidermanhype.com News Archives September 19, 2001
4 - Canadian Science Fiction Convention August 2001