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December 2001

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Added Monday, December 31, 2001
Kimono Style
Yesterday's Sunday Telegraph had a small story about David Duchovny's Two on Two series mentioned below and a photo.

The Sun-Herald had a yearly movie wrap-up, naming Evolution as their second worst movie of the year and slamming the Evolution premiere as the worst of the year.

This from the MX newspaper, a Melbourne gossip rag, typed by Fiona:
"Nude shots are X-filed for Duchovny"

David Duchovny has disappointed fans by revealing he will not strip off in his new film. Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt star alongside Duchovny in the movie, provocatively titled Full Frontal.

Duchovny, however, reveals his onscreen outfits are hardly substantial. "I wear a kimono. That's all I ever wear; that's my wardrobe," he said.

Toungues are already wagging that the movie will steam up the screen. Roberts referred to the Steven Soderbergh-directed flick as her "nudie film" but spies are split as to whether the Erin Brockovitch star peels off on the big screen.

Duchovny is no stranger to bare bottoms. Wife Tea Leoni revealed the star had painted pictures for charity with his backside.

Added Saturday, December 29, 2001
Beauty Tips
There is a photo of Tea Leoni in the beauty section of the January In Style magazine where a reader has asked a question about her makeup. There is a half page Evolution review in the same mag while the current TV Week has a photo of season 9 X-Files guest Lucy Lawless with a letter from a reader about the recent article on her, asking when her baby is due with the answer being late April 2002.
ThanX Lucy.

Added Wednesday, December 26, 2001
I hope everyone had a great Christmas :-) It was fantastic, our son William's first Christmas!

OK Evolution
There is a brief review of Evolution in the Smash Hits magazine which also has a competition to win one of 7 Evolution prizepacks. In O/S news, the December 20 issue of the UK OK magazine has 2 photos of David Duchovny. This issue should arrive at local newsagents who get it by air freight late this week and in around 2 months for those getting it by surface freight.
ThanX Lucy.

Hoop Dreams
From Yahoo:
Duchovny to produce "Two" hoops series
By John Dempsey

NEW YORK (Variety) - David Duchovny, a basketball junkie, will make showbiz hay out of his obsession by producing "Two on Two," a half-hour primetime reality series for cable's TNN.

The network has commissioned Duchovny's production company Toy Plane Industries to put the finishing touches on the concept, whose premise is that two young men with basketball skills start in New York City and work their way across the U.S. by elbowing their way into pickup basketball games.

The men would be encouraged to play hard because they'd earn their travel and living expenses by placing bets on the games. Duchovny will serve as an executive producer.

In addition to the drama of close games, TNN general manager Diane Robina said, "We hope the show will play up the humor of the situation, along the lines of the movie 'White Men Can't Jump.'"

The beauty of "Two on Two" for Robina is that the series will appeal to the young male viewership that has transformed TNN in the last year from an older-skewing, predominantly rural network in primetime to the youngest-skewing of all of the general-entertainment cable networks.
The unblonde herself, Laurie Holden (Marita Covarrubias), has been getting plenty of press lately for her role in the upcoming movie "The Majestic" opposite Jim Carrey.

Added Wednesday, December 19, 2001
News Update
There's been a distinct lack of updates recently ... what with Christmas parties to attend, work commitments and William to look after.

Channel 7 decided to play the final two episodes of The Lone Gunmen last Thursday, and in the correct order ... first "The Cap'n Toby Show" and then the (will it ever be resolved?) cliffhanger "All About Yves" starring Michael McKean as his X-Files Morris Fletcher character and with a funny cameo by David Duchovny as Mulder. I'll add them to my episode guide as soon as I can.

The following news is courtesy of Lucy :-)

There is an article on Annabeth Gish in the current issue of Who Weekly.

There is a 2 page article on Lucy Lawless in the New Zealand Women's Weekly which is available in some Aussie newagents.

There is a photo of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on the last page of the current issue of the UK magazine Now.

There was a review of Evolution in last week's NW magazine plus 3 photos of David Duchovny with daughter Madelaine. Also in The Buzz section was the following paragraph:
The X-Files star Gillian Anderson is making her directional debut with Speed Of Light, a film based on the Elizabeth Rosner novel about a Holocaust survivor's son who grows up to become a recluse.
There have been more Duchovny/Leoni baby stories including Who Weekly where there is also a small photo of the couple with the news that they are expecting their second child. This news was also in last Wednesday's Courier Mail plus ninemsn (ThanX Clare for that last one).

Added Tuesday, December 11, 2001
Magazine News
There is a review of Evolution in the Big Hit magazine which also has a competition to win one of 5 Evolution prize packs.
ThanX Lucy.

The latest issue of the UK The X-Files Magazine (#60) is now available in local newsagencies. There are some good stories and season 9 news.

The latest issue of Australian mag The Ultimate DVD Region 4 contains a full page interview with David Duchovny and another 2 pages on Evolution and the movie's director, Ivan Reitman.

Flash Trailer
You can download an Evolution flash movie trailer at DVDUserGroup.

DVDUserGroup also has an Evolution competition that closes December 19 where you can win one of 10 prize packs containing: Evolution DVD, Evolution soundtrack CD, and the Shane Stephens single "Can you Rescue Me".

Baby News
There's a story on Yahoo titled Leoni, Duchovny Expect 2nd Baby.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress Tea Leoni and former ``X-Files'' star David Duchovny are expecting their second child this spring, Leoni's publicist said.

The couple, married since 1997, have a daughter, Madelaine West Duchovny.

Leoni, 35, has appeared in the films ``Jurassic Park III,'' ``The Family Man'' and ``Deep Impact.''

Duchovny, 41, is best known for his role as an alien-chasing FBI agent on ``The X-Files.''
ThanX Lucy.

Drive My Car
From Barbara, the Program Administrator for NF, Inc.
mitch pileggi and friends with celicaAuction to Benefit Neurofibromatosis, Inc.

Beginning Monday, December 10, Yahoo Auctions will begin hosting an online auction to benefit NF, Inc., a non-profit organization supported by Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi.

The item being auctioned is a 1991 Toyota Celica GTS donated by Mr. Pileggi. He is the original and only owner of the car; his autograph is on the interior roof, along with the signatures of Gillian Anderson, Robert Patrick, Annabeth Gish, Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz, Kim Manners, and David Duchovny.

The car is in great condition and is a fantastic one-of-a-kind collector's item, so be sure to visit Yahoo Auctions! Payment may be made using Master Card, Visa, American Express, or cashier's check. The auction will run through Monday, December 17.

Added Saturday, December 8, 2001
There is a paragraph on Lucy Lawless in the Insider section of Who Weekly magazine that came out yesterday. The magazine has a reveiw of the Evolution DVD and a half page advertisement for it.

The latest Australian Empire magazine also has a review of Evolution.
ThanX Lucy.

Lying Game
I've added Thursday's The Lying Game to my The Lone Gunmen episode guide.

Added Thursday, December 6, 2001
Skin Man
Tonight's episode of The Lone Gunmen is The Lying Game, featuring Mitch Pileggi as AD Skinner.

RTM for Sale
Return To Me, starring David Duchovny, will be released for sale on DVD on January 16, 2002. It has been previously available for rent only.
ThanX Gem.

Aus News
In TV Week this week there are photos of Lucy Lawless and Gillian Andrson. There is a short paragraph in New Idea about Lucy Lawless being pregnant.
ThanX as always to the wonderful Lucy.

I've also just added the news below, written on Monday. I wasn't able to update because my phone lines were out then I was away from home for another day for work.

Written Monday, December 3, 2001
More Evolving
The Australian magazine What DVD featured a DVD sampler that included an Evolution trailer with their November issue.

This week's TV Week (out today) has an Evolution review in their video section and confirms that The Lone Gunmen episode All About Yves will be screened (in NSW at least) next Thursday, December 13. This week's episode (December 6) is The Lying Game.

Today's Sydney Morning Herald liftout, The Guide has an article on TV show cliffhangers and rates the best -- this includes The X-Files season 7 cliffhanger, Mulder abducted by aliens, and praises it's masterful writing!

The December issue of Sain (#42) includes an Evolution competition where you can win a DVD, video, beachball and mug [plus a signed Shane Stephens CD single and a T-shirt.]

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