Thursday, November 29, 2012

Two Favorite Interviews from World Premiere of The Hobbit in New Zealand

Love him looking so happy. Love his laugh, I've never seen him laugh and smile so much. 

Below are two of my favorite interviews so far, and both interviewers ask him the "sex symbol" question in different ways. In the video I just love the feedback from Martin Freedman and Andy Serkis about Richard's answer!  

As a shy person myself, I understand why this question makes him uncomfortable (though in my case, I'm in no danger of being called "hot"). Beautiful that in both of these interviews his answers, and the reaction of those around him, also give us a glimpse of his sense of humor. 

Audio Interview - The Hobbit World Premiere - November 28, 2012, New Zealand - click on the link.

 Next Stop on The Hobbit Magical Mystery Tour - JAPAN!

(Sat) Japan Hobbit Festival December 1, 2012! 
On the day we will live in a two-part delivery
Press conference
30 minutes at 11
Premier event
Roppongi Hills Arena 18:00
A (tentative)
Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Peter Jackson

Thanks to Kuropika02 on Twitter.

King Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) - Poster for The Hobbit

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

New Interview with Richard Armitage and Magnificent Photo in Spanish Magazine Accion! My Tweet Chat with Journalist Jesus Usero (En Español Tambien)

Photo: Robert Ascroft:

Richard Armitage fans were deliriously happy today, (morning for me, afternoon and evening for others), to wake up to the news of a wonderful new interview and photo from Accion Magazine.

You can find the information on the interview itself at and at the link below:

I had the great privilege today to have a short chat on Twitter with the journalist who interviewed Armitage for the magazine, Jesus Usero. He's given me his OK to copy what he said below, and I'll follow with a translation (forgive me if I paraphrase a little, and for the lack of accents in Spanish!).

 La entrevista fue en persona o por telefono? :)

 Me imagino que la entrevista esta muy interesante :)

 Genial. Una persona maravillosa y la entrevista fue una delicia. Y no siempre es así. Merece mucho la pena leer la entrevista.
 Estoy loca por leer la entrevista! LOL. Hoy tiene nuevos "fans" :) :)

 Eso espero. Fue una entrevista memorable, te lo aseguro.

I also asked him if the magazine can be ordered outside of Spain, and it can be ordered two ways, through their website or via email:

  Puedes pedirla a través de nuestra web. y a través del email

Translation of the Twitter chat:

I asked him if the interview was in person or via telephone, and Usero said it was via telephone. He's not entirely sure, but he thinks Richard Armitage was in London at the time.

He said : Interview was very friendly, agreeable and that Richard is "a marvelous person and the interview was a delight."  Interviews are not always that way he says. Really is worthwhile to read the interview.

Usero assures us the interview is memorable. 

Usero also interviewed Andy Serkis for this issue of the magazine. If outside of Spain you can order with PayPal at the link below:

To find out more about Accion and read more of Jesus Usero's work go to the link below for Accion Cine:

(I wasn't the only fan that Mr. Usero chatted with on Twitter, so if you haven't seen the news yet, go over there and check it out)

As always, check out for more news on this article and other news coverage of The Hobbit. 

 New Photo reminds me of Dr. Track!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving USA and Friends Around the World

Two Interesting Thanksgiving articles. Where was the first "Thanksgiving" ? Virginia or St. Augustine, Florida?  I have personal connections to both places.   You can read and make up your own minds if we're really celebrating the Thanksgiving we should in the US, or if the Pilgrims just had better PR?

Just in time to give Thanks! New Richard Armitage Interview:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

More Than Two Minutes of The Hobbit (Fan Video)

A fan has put together 7+ minutes of The Hobbit by using the trailers and all the TV spots that have been released so far.

Thanks to La Cosa Cine

Saturday, November 17, 2012

My Classical Composer Personality is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

You are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. You’re a little bit of a conundrum. You probably love to travel and see new things, but you shirk the spotlight and aren’t very comfortable around people. You’re your own harshest critic, but you’re great at solving problems, whether you know it or not. Mysterious and more than a little bit shy, you see music and art as an emotional outlet and important form of expression for the occasionally overwhelming moments in everyday life.

Want to take the quiz and find out your Classical Composer Personality? Go to the link below:

And bonus if you're in the Washington DC Area:

"If you complete the quiz by Wednesday, November 21 and enter all the required information, you'll be entered to win a special tour of our Classical WETA studio for you and four of your friends, as well as a meet-and-greet with one of our on-air hosts!"

Monday, November 12, 2012

Great Photos of American Ballet Theater in the 1940's and 50's

American Ballet Theater 1947

Interesting article and wonderful photos about photographers and the stars of American ballet and American Ballet Theater in the 40's and 50's, especially Cuban Prima Ballerina Alicia Alonso.

Though I disagree with Alonso's politics, art is art. Interesting article and lovely photos:

Friday, November 9, 2012


You're an earthy type – literally. Like a dwarf, you're not afraid of hard work or getting your hands dirty. You're the first to answer danger's call in the name of fortune or valor. You love adventure, though you tend to be mistrustful of others. You're strong, deft with an axe and deeply loyal to those you love.

I'm glad I'm most like a dwarf

Who are you most like?  Take the quiz at the link below:

Share in the comments?


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Who Will Be at the US Premiere of The Hobbit December 6?

The New York Premiere of The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey will be 
thirty days from today 

December 6

 Who will be at the Hobbit Premiere and Gala Party to Benefit The American Film Institute?


I Will Be There


Together with two RA Friends 


Very excited and very much looking forward to seeing the film and partying with the amazing cast and Peter Jackson.

Hope there will be one particular person there

 Thorin by Larbesta

We already know adorable Adam Brown, dear Ori, will be there:

 having the best time in NY with you, can't wait to return for the US premiere of  in Dec. More fun ahead for

You see I'm a bit of a hobbit myself, like my comforts, 

but just like Bilbo I do have a hidden Took side, and when I found out there would be a premiere near me in New York I just had to go on this adventure.  I'm so happy to have RA Friends to share this adventure with.

Of course I do plan to share the story of the premiere here on my blog, so stay tuned.

Hobbit TV Spot #4

The World Premiere will be November 28 in Middle-Earth 
(New Zealand of course) 

On a serious note - Donate to 
Hurricane Sandy Relief
American Red Cross
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

More Great Family Photos

Hobbit Thorin Family Security At Your Service

Various Sources: Richard Armitage Central, Heirs of Durin
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