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Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd served drinks at Hobbit pub

March 25th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Dominic Monaghan
Lord Of The Rings stars Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd surprised tourists during a recent visit to New Zealand by serving up drinks at an inn inspired by the popular book series.

The pals spent years in New Zealand filming the blockbuster trilogy, and decided to take a nostalgic trip back to Matamata, where locals have turned the movie set into a Lord of the Rings Mecca.

In an interview on U.S. talk show Big Morning Buzz Live on Monday (24Mar14), Monaghan admitted that he and Boyd decided to take advantage of their visit to the area, now dubbed Hobbiton, to play a trick on unsuspecting t...
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'Lord Of The Rings' Hobbits Reunite For Billy Boyd's Wedding (Photos)

December 29th, 2010 8:00pm EST
Lord Of the Rings hobbits
Scottish actor Billy Boyd married his long-term girlfriend Ali McKinnon today in Glasgow. Guests included his "Lord of the Rings" co-stars Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan.

Boyd and McKinnon have one child together, son Jack William Boyd.

Elijah stars in the upcoming film "Happy Feet 2." The talented dancing penguin Mumble (Wood) returns in a sequel to its computer-animated monster-hit predecessor. Also back is Robin Williams as the smart aleck Ramon.

Dominic Monaghan recently starred in the now-canceled series "FlashForward."

Billy appears in the upcoming films "The Witches of Oz" and ...
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Check Out 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy' On Blu-ray April 6

April 3rd, 2010 7:43am EDT
Lord OF The Rings trilogy
All three original theatrical films together for the first time on Blu-ray! Assisted by a Fellowship of heroes, Frodo Baggins plunges into a perilous trek to take the mystical One Ring to Mount Doom so that it and its magical powers can be destroyed and never possessed by evil Lord Sauron.

The astonishing journey begins in the first film of director/co-writer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy that redefined fantasy filmmaking. This imaginative foray into J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth won four Academy Awards and earned 13 total nominations including Best Picture.

"The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 28

August 28th, 2007 3:00am EDT
LeAnn Rimes
Happy Birthday to country singer LeAnn Rimes (1982), "King Kong" actor Jack Black (1969), "90210" star Jason Priestley (1969), Scottish actor Billy Boyd (1968), Canadian country singer Shania Twain (1965), actress Amanda Tapping (1965), daytime actress Emma Samms (1960), "City Slickers" actor Daniel Stern (1957), baseball player/manager Lou Piniella (1943), actor David Soul (1943), Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison (1942; d. 1995), actor Ben Gazzara (1930), and Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (1828; d. 1910).
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Sean Connery Is Happy And Healthy

April 5th, 2007 10:34am EDT
Sean Connery
Sean Connery has laughed off reports a health scare was to blame for his no-show at a Scottish event in New York on Monday, insisting he was just undergoing a check-up. The former James Bond actor, 76, was scheduled to be the guest of honor at the Dressed To Kilt party, which was attended by celebrity guests including Lord Of The Rings star Billy Boyd and singer Sandi Thom.

When Connery failed to turn up on Monday, it prompted speculation he was suffering from ill heath following his successful operation to have a tumor removed last year.

However, Connery proved he was fit and hea...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 28

August 28th, 2006 3:00am EDT
LeAnn Rimes
Happy Birthday to country singer LeAnn Rimes (1982), "King Kong" actor Jack Black (1969), "90210" star Jason Priestley (1969), Scottish actor Billy Boyd (1968), Canadian country singer Shania Twain (1965), actress Amanda Tapping (1965), daytime actress Emma Samms (1960), "City Slickers" actor Daniel Stern (1957), baseball player/manager Lou Piniella (1943), actor David Soul (1943), Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison (1942; d. 1995), actor Ben Gazzara (1930), and Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (1828; d. 1910).
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Billy Boyd: Another Actor Who Wants To Be A Rock Star

June 7th, 2006 9:54am EDT
Billy Boyd
The Lord Of The Rings star Billy Boyd is taking a break from acting to pursue a career in rock. The Scottish actor, who played Pippin in the blockbuster trilogy, insists music has always been his number one priority. Now, following the April birth of his son Jack, Boyd is keen to stay at home to write new tracks for his band Angels Share.

He says, "I've always been in bands and written songs, even before I was an actor. That was my first love and still is. Because I've just become a father to my wee boy Jack I've been spending a lot of time with my family. It's given me even more time...
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Billy Boyd Has New Baby Named Jack William

April 29th, 2006 11:20am EDT
Billy Boyd
Scottish screen star Billy Boyd's partner Ali McKinnon gave birth to their first child on Wednesday, April 26. Boyd's son weighed in at six pounds 10 ounces, and mother and baby are doing well.

But far from following the current trend for unusual celebrity baby names - including Gwyneth Paltrow's son Moses and Tom Cruise's baby daughter Suri - the pair have opted for a more traditional name: Jack William.

A message on Boyd's website reads, "Billy and Ali are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Jack William Boyd. Billy is exceptionally proud of them both."

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Hobbits Almost Made a Cameo in 'King Kong'

February 6th, 2006 10:48am EST
Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood wanted to reprise his role as a hobbit in King Kong but had to shelve the idea because his fellow Lord of the Ring stars were too busy. The 25-year-old was in discussions with director Peter Jackson about the trio of hobbits making a cameo appearance in the giant ape drama, but co-stars Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd were working on other projects.

He says, "We had conceived of trying to get the hobbits in the film, maybe some sort of cameo appearance and getting stomped on by a giant foot. We never got to do it because Dom was busy on Lost, and Billy was working. We just...
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