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For those who missed Lynda’s first appearances as Lorraine Dillon on "Law & Order: SVU" last year (shame on you), you will have not one, not two, but three chances to see her infamous character outwit NYPD detectives Benson & Stabler as the part of a grifter mother-daughter team who’ll stop at nothing to get their nefarious way. The episode "Design" will be shown on the USA channel, 1 October at 3:00pm, 7 October at 9:00pm and 8 October at 1:00am. Watch Lynda’s chilling portrayal of a devious, manipulative mother, a character unlike one you have seen her play before.
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While in Phoenix this weekend to receive the Valle del Sol Award of the Latino Achievement in Arts & Literature, Lynda dined with Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano and others at a dinner hosted by the members of the Arizona Film Commission on the 7th, the evening prior to the awards ceremony. Looking radiant in a powder blue pin-striped pantsuit with her favorite pearl choker necklace, Lynda chatted with the Governor and members, no doubt discussing the many opportunities for filming in her home state and bringing in much-needed revenues. Who knows, maybe Lynda’s next film will be another desert-themed movie like "Bloodhead"!
The next day Lynda joined the many other awardees of the 16th Annual Profiles of Success Hispanic Leadership Awards Celebration by Valle del Sol at the Phoenix convention Center. Lynda was stunning in her black Valentino pants & vest worn over a white Spanish ruffled long-sleeve silk shirt, her dark lustrous hair flowing over her shoulders, and received her award from former Arizona Governor Raul Castro, the first elected Latino governor in Arizona’s history, to the thunderous applause of many fellow Latin Arizonians, who acknowledged the talent, dignity, beauty and grace that makes Lynda a wonder of a woman.
The Valle del Sol Organization will be holding its "16th Annual Profiles of Success Hispanic Leadership Awards Celebration” at the Phoenix Convention Center on Friday, 8 September, 2006 from noon till 2:00 P.M. Valle Del Sol honors individuals from Arizona for their noteworthy leadership, advocacy, and service to the community.
Lynda Carter will attend to be honored and recognized with the Latino Achievement in Arts and Literature. “Profiles of Success” is Valle del Sol’s major fundraiser that benefits programs and services to the community. Other awardees will be Ronnie Lopez and the Honorable Barbara Rodriquez Mundell.
News has gone out that crew casting has begun for Lynda Carter’s latest film. The title is yet to be announced, but production will begin in San Francisco from September 25 to October 10, and the need for additional crew members is being looked into.
This will be the latest in Lynda’s return to the big screen that started in 2004 when she played roles in "Sky High" and "The Dukes of Hazzard", two money-making films that came out last year. Let’s hope that all goes well for a New Year release! Go Lynda!!!!
A special 10th Anniversary CD/DVD box set of the musical Chicago will be released by Masterworks Broadway on October 3. The set will include the 1996 revival cast recording, a CD of songs from the musical, including 2 cut numbers performed by Lynda Carter, John O’Hurley, Brooke Shields, Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera, Jerry Orbach, Liza Minelli, plus composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb.
Also a DVD of performance footage from many of the show’s international companies and interviews with the revival’s director Walter Bobbie and star Bebe Neuwirth and Ann Reinking will also be in the set, along with a 68 page book featuring images from the show’s advertising campaign along with newly written essays from Kander, Bo-
bbie, Reinking, musical director Rob Fisher and producer Barry Weissler. The DVD also includes “The Story of 10 Per Cent” one of the songs cut from the original production.
The complete track listing for the 2 CD’s are:
CD 1 01. “Overture” – The Band 02. “All That Jazz” – Bebe Neuwirth & Company 03. “Funny Honey” – Ann Reinking with Joel Grey and Michael Kubala 04. “Cell Block Tango” – Bebe Neuwirth & the Girls 05. “When You’re Good To Mama” – Marcia Lewis 06. “All I Care About” – James Naughton & the Girls 07. “A Little Bit of Good” – D. Sabella
08. “We Both Reached For The Gun” – James Naughton, Ann Reinking, D. Sabella & Company
09. “Roxie” – Ann Reinking & Company 10. “I Can’t Do It Alone” – Bebe Neuwirth 11. “I Can’t Do It Alone” (reprise) – Bebe Neuwirth 12. “My Own Best Friend” – Ann Reinking & Bebe Neuwirth 13. “En’ Actre” – The Band 14. “I know a Girl” – Bebe Neuwirth 15. “Me and My Baby” – Ann Reinking & the Boys 16. “Mister Cellophane” – Joel Grey 17. “When Velma Takes the Stand” – Bebe Neuwirth & the Boys 18. “Razzle Dazzle” – James Naughton & Company 19. “Class” – Bebe Neuwirth & Marcia Lewis 20. “Nowadays” – Ann Reinking & Bebe Neuwirth 21. “Hot Honey Rag” – The Band 22. “Finale” – The Company CD 2
01. “Looping the Loop” – Fred Ebb & John Kander (demo, cut from the original 1975 production)
02. “All That Jazz” – Anna Montenegro (sung in German) 03. “WHEN YOU’RE GOOD TO MAMA” – SUNG BY LYNDA CARTER! 04. “All I Care About” – John O’Hurley 05. “Roxie” – Brooke Shields 06. “Ten Percent” – Fred Ebb & Kohn Kander (demo, cut from 1975 production) 07. “Me and My Baby” – Melanie Griffith 08. “Razzle Dazzle” – Jerry Orbach 09. “Funny Honey/Me & My Baby/Nowadays” – Bianca Marroquin (sung in Spanish) 10. “My Own Best Friend” – Liza Minnelli 11. “All That Jazz” – Ute Lemper 12. “Nowadays” – Gwen Verdon & Chita Rivera
Remember that a long list of alumni of "Chicago" will be joining the present cast in a benefit performance for Safe Horizon in New York City on 14 November, 2006 at the Ambassador Theatre, and our Lynda Carter, will be one of the performers. Show time is 6:30 pm. Tickets for the 10th Anniversary Gala range from $500-$5000. For reservations call (212) 577-8291 or e-mail email@example.com.
"Chicago" and Safe Horizon, the nation's leading victim assistance charity, team up to celebrate a razzle-dazzle Broadway milestone celebration. It's a "Chicago" 10th Anniversary one-night only gala event featuring the musical’s original stars, Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton, Joel Grey and Marcia Lewis for the star studded evening, which is billed as "JUSTICE SERVED, IN OUR OWN WORDS". They will be joined by Lynda Carter, Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields, Wayne Brady, Patrick Swayze, Marilu Henner, Huey Lewis, Gregory Harrison, and Alan Thicke. Walter Bobbie, the Tony winning director will be helming the once-in-a-lifetime event.
Producer Barry Weissler said "It's an amazing testament to the genius of the creators, Bob Fosse and John Kander & Fred Ebb that our production of "Chicago" has played over 4,500 performances and will celebrate its 10th year. Every talented actor who has graced our stage for the past 10 years as well as all of our backstage crew and musicians contributed to the enormous success of "Chicago". Not only has it been a glorious ride on Broadway, but its many International and National productions have proven that "Chicago" is a timeless show which audience have responded to for its brilliant concept, book, music and dancing."
For over a quarter of a century, Safe Horizon, the nation's leading victim assistance organization, has been moving victims of violence from crisis to confidence. Whether it is child abuse, domestic violence, homicide, or other violent crimes, Safe Horizon helps victims and their families heal and rebuild their lives. "We are thrilled to partner with the wonderful organization, Safe Horizon that provides such much needed assistance to victims of violence in New York and throughout the Country," says Weissler.
The revival of "Chicago" opened in November 1996 and won six Tony Awards including the Tony for best musical revival. The original production of "Chicago" had a two-year run on Broadway in the mid-1970s.
Remember this is a one-night only performance. For those who didn't had the cahnce to see Lynda shine again on a live performance during her run in London's West End, this is yoru last chance to see her. The night continues with a post-show after party at nearby New World Stages. Those who intend to assist the event, please let us know and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For seven years he's been under exclusive contract with DC DIRECT bringing into life some of the company's most recognizable characters, and giving 3-dimensional form to the vision of such artists like Alex Ross or Brian Bolland. Recognized and admired by comic fans, he's the talented TIM BRUCKNER, responsible for giving life to the first homage statue of LYNDA CARTER as WONDER WOMAN to be released on April 2007, and recently unveiled.
Exclusively for WONDERLAND, T shares the genesis of the whole process including some exclusive images!
Check out the interview on the INTERVIEWS section or by clicking here:
TIM BRUCKNER INTERVIEW
www.timbruckner.com Check out Tim's site THE ART FARM.
"Flaw", the episode that Lynda guest-starred in as Lorraine Dillon, the beautiful-yet evil grifter who with her daughter April tried to set up an insurance scammer, only to be accused of his murder, will be repeated on Friday, August 11 at 10:00 PM, EST. This episode, the second of a two-parter which started as an episode of "LAW & ORDER: SVU" is one of the few times that Lynda has played a baddie, which she loved as a change from her “good mother” roles.
Let’s hope that her character gets time off for good behavior and returns for many more evil roles in the future on these top-rated televison shows!
The first ever Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman statue was unveiled at the DC Comics booth at Wizard World Chicago. Created with and personally approved by Lynda herself, the magnificent statue was sculpted by the talented Tim Bruckner, and is slated for release on 4 April, 2007.
“DC Direct is thrilled to be working with Lynda to bring this statue to the fans”, said Georg Brewer, VP of Design & DC Direct. “Lynda’s time as Wonder Woman is indelibly imprinted in all our minds.”
Although there have been many Wonder Woman collectibles over the years, this is the first item ever to be based on Lynda’s likeness! Hand-painted and made of cold-cast porcelain, the 13.5 inch statue features Princess Diana of Paradise Island, golden lasso in hand, as in “THE NEW ADVENTURES OF WONDER WOMAN” when the show took place in modern times.
“It was an honor and a privilege to sculpt one of the true icons of pop culture”, says Bruckner. “Lynda Carter will always be the quintessential Wonder Woman, and I hope that I was able to do justice to the character she brought to life.” Bruckner has sculpted Wonder Woman before for DC Direct several times before, usually based on the style of a specific comic artist, such as Adam Hughes or Alex Ross.
The statue will be a limited edition and is to retail for $195.00. So, save your nickels and if the statue sells well, probably more will be released.
It was announced that a long list of alumni of the play “Chicago” will be joining the present cast in a grand performance in New York City on 14 November, 2006 at the Ambassador Theatre. Lynda Carter, John O’Hurley, Sharon Lawrence, Tom Wopat, Ron Raines, Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields, Marilu Henner, Bebe Neuwirth and many others “Chicago” alumni will be taking part in the one-night-only event as the original stars and many, many others will present the musical revival of the play in its’ entirety. Show time is 6:30 pm.
“Chicago” producer Barry Weissler said “It’s an amazing testament to the genius of the creators, Bob Fosse and John Kander and Fred Ebb that our production of “Chicago” has played over 4,500 performances and will celebrate it’s 10th year. Every talented actor who has graced the stage for the past 10 years as well as all our backstage crew and musicians contributed to the enormous success of “Chicago”. Not only has it been a glorious ride on Broadway, but it’s many international and national productions have proven that “Chicago” is a timeless show!” Lynda, as we all know, graced the London stage last fall as “Matron Mama Morton” for 8 glorious weeks and sang her heart out each and every night!
The performance and post-gala will benefit Safe Horizon, a victim assistance agency that provides support, prevents violence, and promotes justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and their communities. Tickets for the 10th Anniversary Gala range from $500-$5000. For reservations call (212) 577-8291 or visit email@example.com.
It is very hard to believe, but our Lovely Lady is 55 years old today. We say that it is hard to believe because she looks so beautiful and youthful, and it is all natural! The marvelous mixture of Carter/Cordova family genes have resulted in a still stunning woman that all who meet her say looks just “Wonderful!”
Since her last birthday, Lynda has kept up her the successful resurgence of her career with the premiering of two hit movies, “Sky High” and “The Dukes of Hazzard”, two top-rated television appearances in “Law & Order: SVU” and “Law & Order”, a successful 8-week run in London as “Matron Mama Morton” in the play “Chicago”, a charming short film with unbelievably fantastic computer graphics called “TempBot”, a tough-as-nails Army Colonel who kicks vampire butts in "SLAYER", yet Lynda still has time to honor graduating seniors and accept an award from a prestigious woman’s group as a “Living Legacy”. But there’s more to come for Lynda this year, including her participation in her first audio recording since her “Portrait” album, and a return to San Francisco for a new movie role in the fall after she sees her beloved son off to college
Lynda, We, your many Fans wish nothing but the Best for You on this blessed day of days, and even though your family will soon not be all together, may their Love and Laughter sustain You wherever You go! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
The US Postal Service is releasing a brand new set of stamps that are more beautiful than Aphrodite, more powerful than a locomotive, and faster than a speeding bullet, so beware evildoers, wherever you are!
Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and a half dozen other DC superheroes will star on new postage stamps and cards being released and will go on sale nationwide today. The new 39 cent stamps and 24 cent postal cards will be made public at a comic book show in San Diego. The stamps are sold in a sheet of 20, half featuring the individual superheroes, and half showing the covers of comic books starring them. Wonder Woman has two in this set, and the Postal Service reports that this is the first set of superhero stamps, indicating that there will be more to follow.
The other heroes are Plastic man, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Hawkman, Supergirl, and Green Arrow. Rush, no, Fly to your nearest post office and begin your collection today!
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchan-dising Museum and Galleries have debuted a new exhibit in downtown Los Angeles. Showcasing the work of more than 40 costume designers from the last 40 years, the exhibit titled “The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design” pays special homage to past and present. The show builds on FIDM’s annual exhibit “The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design”, which for the past 14 years has highlighted the Academy Award nominees for outstanding costume design. The inclusion of television costume highlights marks a first for the museum.
One of Lynda’s costume’s which she wore as television’s "WONDER WOMAN" will be among the costumes displayed, as well as designs by Bob Mackie for Carol Burnett, gear from the 1970’s shows “Battlestar Galactica”, “The Amazing Spider-Man”, plus creations from 80’s show “Dynasty” and “Solid Gold”. Although the mannequins faces are non-descript, it is entirely possible for anyone who has watched
the show to identify each character simply by their costume, says the exhibit curator Mary Rose. “This is what is so important about television. Unlike film, when they have lots of time to establish your personality and character, in television we have to use what we call a “stereotype look” so that you have instant recognition in the smallest time.”
The exhibit will run through September 9th.
Last Saturday, "SLAYER" finally premiered on the Sci-Fi Network. For those who missed it in the first two showings, it will be repeated on Thursday, 13 July at 9:00 P.M., don't miss it! Meanwhile, here's a little review.
An elite team of US Army Rangers under Captain Thomas Hawk (Casper Van Dien) are sent to South America to investigate rumors of villagers being attacked by mysterious creatures. When they are attacked in the middle of the rain forest in broad daylight by humans who rip and tear at their throats, the soldiers find that the creatures cannot be killed by gunfire, but only by a wooden stake through the heart or an efficient beheading, just like vampires. But wait: what is going on? Daywalking vampires? In the 21st century?
Six months later, Hawks’ team is dispatched by his commanding officer, Colonel Weaver (Lynda Carter), to search for another team that has disappeared in the same area, which was led by Sgt. Grieves (Kevin Grevioux), Hawks’ best friend. Reports are coming in that the vampires now seem to be organized and are attacking the local villagers with military-style assaults. And to make things even worse, Hawk leans that his botanist ex-wife Laurie (Jennifer O'Dell) is also on the same jungle on a research grant, investigating the local insect life. Talk about heavy responsibility!
Written, produced and directed by Kevin VanHook, "SLAYER" is a visually exciting, heart-pounding thriller, with the introduction of “Vampiros”, the South American Vampires, to the US sci-fi aficionados. The SCI-FI Channel scores another hit with "SLAYER" and any horror, fantasy or sci-fi fan worth his or her salt should love this small-screen flick, especially with the cool caliber of talent attached to it, such as Casper Van Dien as a redoubtable vampiros- killer Captain Hawk and Lynda Carter as tough-as-nails Colonel Weaver, whose parting shot impresses everyone!
Here's some clips:
SLAYER - TRAILER A film by Kevin VanHook. First seen on WONDERLAND. SLAYER - ADVANCE TV SPOT 1 A film by Kevin VanHook. SLAYER - ADVANCE TV SPOT 2 A film by Kevin VanHook. SLAYER - ADVANCE TV SPOT 3 A film by Kevin VanHook. SLAYER - CLIP 1 A film by Kevin VanHook. SLAYER - CLIP 2 A film by Kevin VanHook. SLAYER - CLIP 3 A film by Kevin VanHook.
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