A Midsummer Night's Ramble
A Midsummer Night's Ramble
January - April 2000
There's a small article
at TV Guide Online with
Joss talking about having a show about Faith. You can read
Just one thing for today...
the whole Rolling Stone article is here
for your reading pleasure. I highly recommend that you pick up the
actual magazine though because there are some wonderful pics in there and
reading on paper's so much better, isn't it?
Hmmm... what shall we
start with? How about Sarah Michelle Gellar being on the cover of
Rolling Stone (Issue 840)? The magazine should be hitting newsstands
soon and rollingstone.com
has a nifty online feature with a photo gallery that you can check
out here. They have part of the article up there and as soon
I receive a copy, I'll post the full thing here.
The MTV Movie Awards were
announced just recently and SMG received three nominations, all for "Cruel
Intentions." The nominations were: Best Female Performance, Best
Villain, and Best Kiss (with Selma Blair). You can vote
for her here.
Remember the TV Guide
interview with SMG where she commented on Keri Russell's (Felicity) Jane
article? (If not, go here.)
Well, Keri Russell has responded... but don't worry, she's not offended
and Russell says she respects SMG. Read
about it here.
PEOPLE Magazine is holding
a poll where you can choose someone for their list of the 50 Most Beautiful
People. Anthony Stewart Head is on their list of nominees, or you
can do your own write-in choice. Go
here to participate.
Lastly, James Marsters
will be chatting TV Guide
Online on April 25th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. And on May 22nd, David
Boreanaz will be doing a TV
Guide Online chat at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Be sure to check them both
Okay, I just have to
start off by saying how awesome IGN.com
is when it comes to Buffy's actors. They've had so many amazing articles
and interviews and they just keep coming. Now there's an interview
with Emma Caulfield which you can read
here. (Thanks for the info, Sarah, and thanks for writing the
There's also a small article
about Nick Brendon with some info on Star Wars: Episode Two at Cinescape
which you can read here. (Thanks
Online has a great section on the celeb race at Long Beach's 2000 Toyota
Grand Prix which Aly Hannigan participated in. One of the areas on
the site has Alyson's diary from the race, as well as pics and video clips.
You can see
the stuff here.
Hour has a wonderful interview with David Fury that is a must read.
that out here.
First off, the "Making
of the Video" STP show with SMG will be airing on MTV
this Wednesday, April 5 at 4:30pm, according to the MTV
website. So be sure to watch/tape (whatever).
Also, SMG is reported
to be signing on for another new movie. This was in TV
Guide Online's Insider newsletter:
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR,
IT GIRL!: Sarah Michelle Gellar is going to be a busy little girl this
summer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, everyone's favorite vampire
slayer is set to star in Andrew Fleming's new flick, The It Girl. She's
also expected to headline James Toback's semi-autobiographical film Harvard
Man, but it's not clear whether she'll make both films on her summer hiatus
from the WB's Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
A small article from the
Daily News on Charisma Carpenter: (Thanks Sneaker!!)
"Charisma-tic Star Needs
Charisma Carpenter, leading
lady on David Boreanaz' "Angel," has been eagerly awaiting the end of shooting
for the season- so she can relax. "I need a rest," she told us as
the WB series was wrapping. According to the 30-year-old actress,
"After shooting the series for eight and a half months, I don't even want
to think of work. When I was on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' I was so far
down the totem that I was able to have a balanced life. But with
'Angel,' there's no time for anything but work. We have worked up
to 19-hour days, and on Fridays, when we shoot, we start at four in the
afternoon and go straight through until the sun comes up. We've shot
as late as 7a.m." Charisma knows herself well enough to know, "two
months into the summer I'll be telling myself, 'I can hardly wait to return
And yet another IGN.com
article. This one is on Alyson Hannigan's role in the movie "My Stepmother
is an Alien." No significant news in the article, but a fun and interesting
read, nonetheless. Go
here to read it. (Thanks Michael!!)
A few new articles for
everyone to read: In the April 3rd issue of US Weekly, there's an article
on David Boreanaz that you can read here.
(DB's milk ad is also on the back cover of the magazine.)
In the April 1 - April
7 issue of TV Guide,
Matt Roush's Roush Rave is on Spike and you can read
There's a wonderful interview
with Eliza Dushku at Daily Radar
that you can go
here to read. (Thanks Michael!!)
And last, but not least,
IGN.com has yet another awesome Buffy-related article. This week
it's an interview with Christopher Golden, who writes Buffy novels, as
well as Buffy and Angel comics. Read
it here. (Thanks Michael!!)
Loads of news today since
I haven't updated too recently... SMG is scheduled to be on MTV's Fanatic
sometime soon, but the date keeps changing. First MTV listed it as
03/24, but switched it to 03/31 because of Spring Break and now MTV.com
reports that the air date will be 04/14. I'll keep you updated as
I find out more about this.
The STP video with SMG
in it, might debut April 3 on MTV's TRL, but this hasn't
been confirmed yet. The "Making of the Video" program for it will
be airing sometime in April. There's also a pic of SMG and STP's
lead singer, Scott Weiland from The
STP Network, which you can view here.
Marc Blucas has signed
on to film a movie this summer with Freddie Prinze, Jr. called "Summer
here to read an article about him that mentions the movie.
There's also a wonderful
article at IGN.com about Danny Strong (Jonathon) which you can read
here. (Thanks Michael!)
I've also heard that the
Buffy video game will be coming to Game Boy Color, as well as the platforms
Good news today!!
It's been confirmed by Fox Interactive that there will be a Buffy video
game for Sega DreamCast, PlayStation, and the PC. To read more about
it and see some stills from the game, check out this
article at IGN.com or go the Fox
Interactive page for the game. The game is scheduled for a Fall
The second half of ET
Online's Q & A with Joss is now up, so go
here to read it.
Nominations for the annual
Saturn Awards were announced recently and both Buffy and Angel received
quite a few nominations. Both shows were nominated for Best Network
Television Series and SMG was nominated for Best Actress, and DB is up
for Best Actor. Both Nick Brendon and James Marsters are up for Best
Supporting Actor, and Charisma Carpenter was nominated for Best Supporting
Actress. The awards will be presented in June.
Anthony Stewart Head
will be starring in the E! original movie, "Best Actress," this Sunday,
March 19 at 9pm. For more info and repeat airdates, go
to this page.
More SMG music video news
from The Stone
Temple Pilots Network. The filming of the STP video for "Sour Girl"
with SMG will be featured in an episode of MTV's "Making the Video."
No word on the release date yet. (Thanks Nikki!)
There was a nice little
article on Emma Caulfield (Anya) at TV
Guide Online today and you can read it
A few things to mention
today. First off, there's an awesome Q & A with Joss at ET
Online and you can go
here to read it. It's only the first part and as soon as the
second half is up on March 15th, I'll have the link to that as well.
There's also a lovely
interview Amber Benson (Tara) at IGN, which you can read
here. (Thanks Michael!)
Magazine is holding their annual vote for the "100 Sexiest Women."
SMG was last year's winner and you can vote for your top ten choices here.
According the STP website,
Stone Temple Pilots Network, SMG will be in the upcoming video for
the song "Sour Girl." The single for the song is set to begin airing
on radios April 3, with the video to follow it. (Thanks Nikki!)
There's a wonderful article
in this month's Cosmopolitan
that's written by Sarah Michelle Gellar about violence on TV. I have
to say congrats to SMG for taking a stand and writing this extremely intelligent
and eloquent article. Go here to read
As you may know, the TV
Guide Awards were on this evening and Buffy won two awards: Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Show and Best Teen Show. DB was nominated for Best Actor in a New
Series, but unfortunately lost to Martin Sheen of "The West Wing." He did
get to present the award for Best Actress in a New Series.
Exciting news!! The WB
announced they have picked up Buffy and Angel for next season (2000-2001)
so we can look forward to another year of both shows!!
As I mentioned earlier,
more Buffy action figures are in the works and now you can see what they
look like while in process. Visit
this page to see them.
SMG has reportedly signed
on for a movie. This is from The
Michelle Gellar has signed on to play a young Harvard philosophy professor
in James Toback's semi-autobiographical feature Harvard Man. In the contemporary
tale based on Toback's 1960s misadventures, Gellar's character has
an affair with a student basketball player. Shooting is scheduled to begin
this spring while Gellar is on break from Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
As I mentioned before,
SMG is on the cover of this week's TV
Guide (February 19th issue). There's also a really great interview
inside with her that you can read here as
well as see some pics from the article.
The finalists for the
TV Guide Awards have been announced and Buffy is up for two awards: Best
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show and Best Teen Show, while David Boreanaz is up for
Best Actor in a New Series for "Angel." You can watch the awards
presentation on March 5th on FOX to find out if our shows win.
Remember that poll that
Guide Online ran a couple of weeks ago about our favorite Buffy episode?
Well here are the results:
2. Becoming, Part
3. Welcome to
Day, Part 2
5. The Wish
7. Passion; The
There's a lovely article
in this week's Metro
(a local Silicon Valley newspaper) about Marti Noxon. You can read
the article here and for anyone who lives near Santa Cruz, Marti will
be screening her favorite Buffy episode and then giving a talk about "Buffy"
at UCSC's Recital Hall
at 2pm on Monday, February 28th. You can call (831)459-2495 or (831)459-3277
for more information.
The upcoming February
19th issue of TV Guide
(hits newstands Monday, February 14th) will feature SMG on the cover.
There will also be an article inside with more pics of SMG and the results
from TV Guide Online's
survey of our favorite Buffy episode.
There's a very interesting
article at the Entertainment
Weekly website (it's also in the February 11th issue of the magazine)
about new developments in Willow's character. Read
the article here.
The other day AnotherUniverse.com
had this little blurb about the next line of Buffy action figures from
to Clayburn Moore, the new Buffy line will include a 'Beautifully dangerous
new Buffy with a season II hairstyle and new threads, the erudite and handsome
Giles in a three piece suit, the musical lupine Oz, the witty Zander and
the ravishing Cordelia.' Spike may make an appearance in the future lineup,
but Moore was cagey on details as to how the bad-turned-good vampire would
join the line."
There's an interesting
article an IGN.com about
Marc Blucas. You can read the article here.
As you may (or maybe
not) know there is word that Buffy and Angel Playstation games are in the
works. Jeff Pruitt, the stunt coordinator for Buffy, said the following
on the Buffy posting board (Sophia is Sophia Crawford, SMG's stunt double
"Sophia is feeling rested
now that she's had the Christmas break. She starts fighting again next
week on the show and I'm sure it won't be long till she's worn out again.
Especially since we are going to try to shoot the Buffy and Angel Playstation
Games on the weekends now. That'll mean zero days off for her for a while."
There's no word on when
the games will be released, but I will post more info as soon as I get
There is an article in
the January 21/28 issue of Entertainment
Weekly dealing with Fox's shut down of Buffy sites. I was a bit
disappointed that there was no mention of The
Buffy Bringers, especially since we have been working so hard to bring
the media's attention to this cause, but it's still wonderful that a huge
magazine such as EW is writing
about this. Click
here to read the article.
I know this seems rather
off topic, but maybe it isn't. In visiting The
X-Files Official Site the other day, I learned that a boxed set of
all the episodes from Season One is scheduled to be released on DVD in
May 2000 (I was extremely excited by this news, being a huge X-Files fan).
So, to get to the point, there is hope that we may get entire seasons of
Buffy on DVD because it's owned by Fox, just like The
X-Files. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
Right now you can vote
at tvguide.com for Buffy
and Angel for the TV Guide Awards. There will also be ballots in
the January 8th and 15th issues of TV
Guide, but the online
voting is different. It's five special categories that are not
included on the paper ballots and one of them is Best Sci-fi/Fantasy Show,
for which both Buffy & Angel are nominated. So go vote
for them here and pick up a copy of the January 8th or 15th issue of
Guide to vote for them in other categories.