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2000 - 2001 
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December 19, 2001 
 I know it's been slow for news, but here a bit of good. One of Mel's headshots and resume's are up for bid on ebay! If anyone's interested in a better scan; try here.

Nov. 12, 2001 
 New Lands End catalog means new pics of Mel! They're in the Gallery right now! :) If you want to order a copy go to Lands End and order the one with the Reindeer on the cover.

November 6, 2001 
 Bummer! I missed the episode of Nightman on sunday. Did anyone catch it? Was Mel in it? 

 If anyone knows, please send me email (and screen caps if you got 'em)!

October 29, 2001 
 Mel may be in the next episode of Nightman. Click the link for all I know about the episode, and check your local listings for air dates.

October 12, 2001 
 I recently contacted Fox Kids Europe and they were kind enough to send me a Press Kit for PR:iS. Sadly no pics of Mel were included, so I made my own! The whole thing is up in a special directory; for those interested just click the link above.

October 2, 2001 
 New Lands End Catalog means new pics of Mel! There are four in all, two are completely new, two are better scans of ones you've seen before. Regardless, they are in the Gallery now! 

September 25, 2001 
 There are two new pics in the latest Lands End Catalog! They are in the Gallery now! 

 Old pics have been moved to Lands End 4

September 19, 2001
 Correction! The number given for Hymson-Ayer Entertainment is no longer valid. It's been removed from the Resume Page

 However, Abrams Artists Agency is totally good! I called both numbers today and the nice people at AAA confirmed that they are her Management and they will forward fan mail to her! For more info on contacting Mel, check out the Contact Mel Page.

September 18, 2001
 Big thanks go out to Brandon S. Mohr the winner of the ebay auction! He was kind enough to send in scans of the headshot and reume; and they are up now in their respective sections. They are also in the Gallery. Also, the July news on this page has been archived.

September 3, 2001
 Well the ebay auction is over and the lot went for quite a bit. Some lucky fan's walked away with a very cool pic! If anyone's interested in the details, click the link above. The auction page will remain up for a couple months.

 In other news, I've added POTA to Mel's online resume.

September 2, 2001
 Sorry I didn't get this up sooner! A new headshot and resume (click here for the ones I have) are up for auction on ebay! The auction ends tomorrow! If anyone wins can they scan them and send me a copy?

August 31, 2001
 The new Lands End has three pics of Mel, one of which is new. It's up in the Gallery now. 

 Expect updates when there are any, and don't forget to go see Mel in Planet of The Apes!

August 21, 2001
 Finally! Those long rumored pics of Melody in Alloy have been confirmed and are in the Gallery. Big thanks to Chelsea for scanning them and sending them in! Also in the Gallery is a special pic of Mel created by Raul. It's what her official Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy headshot might look like if it they had done one of her as the Pink Ranger. Thanks for sending that in, man! Old pics in the Gallery Page have been moved to the Lands End 4 Gallery.

 In other news devinemi reports that LA Models is no longer Melody's modeling agent. I can't confirm that yet, but it jives with a vibe I got from them the last time we talked. If this is true there's not much point in sending letters to mel via them.

 And finally, I've updated both the Modeling and Contact Mel pages to reflect the preceding news.

August 6, 2001
 The last 4 new pics of Mel from Lands End are in the Gallery now. The last one isn't so much new as it is slightly bigger versions of two old pics, but I figured I'd include them anyway. That's all for now, expect more updates when there are any.

 And don't forget to go see Mel in Planet of The Apes!

August 5, 2001
 There are 8 new pics of Mel in the latest Lands End, 4 of which are in the Gallery now. The other 4 should follow tomorrow. Old images in the Gallery have been archived in Lands End 3. Old news has been archived in the 2001 Archives.

August 3, 2001
 The three new pics of Mel from Lands End are in the Gallery now. 

 Don't forget to go see Mel in Planet of The Apes!

 More news and info as it comes.

August 2, 2001
 Seems like it's feast or famine these days, here at the Fact Page. :) The good news is we've got a feast this week. I got a new Lands End Overstocks Catalogue and there are three new pics of Mel. I've scanned them and should have them up by tomorrow.

 Earlier today I finally got the chance to see Planet of the Apes and it's all true; monkey's are planning to take over the world! ... OK, maybe not. :) But Mel is indeed in the film. In the end credits she is almost the last name listed as "Friend's at Leo's Party." For those that are worried about spoilers ... don't. I won't reveal anything. 

 She pops up just a couple minutes after the end of the opening credits. It's quick (less than Coyote Ugly) so stay sharp. For those who want to catch every second, here are a few tips: Listen for someone to tell Leo (Mark Walhberg) that he has a postcard. He'll leave and go to his quarters to watch (it's a video postcard). Scene opens on a party, all his family and friends. The camera pans across the crowd from left to right. Keep your eye on the right and watch for the big black guy (I think it was Chi McBride from Boston Public, but to tell the truth I was paying more attention to who was behind him :). Mel is right behind him in a blue bikini! 

 The camera pans away to some other people, but that's not the end. Look for her to pop up again on the left hand side of your screen. All Leo's friends take turns saying hi and Mel pops up behind a blonde guy (her fiancé in the movie) to show off her engagement ring (lucky guy!). Everyone oooo's and aaah's and she just smiles and laughs along with them (looked like a fun party! :). And that's that.

 Thanks to everyone who went to see POTA and posted to the newsgroup or sent me an email. I really appreciate it (and Mel probably does too)!

July 30, 2001
 Big updates to the Who Page. I've added a bunch of pics and links to make navigation easier, updated with the info from her resume, and done a little formatting to make things look nicer. Check it out if you haven't already. You can get there via the link above or by clicking the banner pic of Mel on the front page.

July 29, 2001
 Sir Stack reports that Melody has a small role in Planet of the Apes! Thanks for the tip Jesse!! I haven't seen it yet, but will definitely check it out. If anyone else has more info, please let me know!

Subject: Melody Perkins in Planet Of The Apes!
        Date: 28 Jul 2001 03:58:04 GMT
       From: sirstack@aol.com (SirSTACK)
 Newsgroups: alt.fan.power-rangers

Our lovely Karone/Astronema has a VERY brief role in Tim Burton's new Planet Of The Apes remake. No spoilers, but she's apparently an old friend of Leo Davidson (Mark Walhberg), and appears on a video tranmission to him (among a huge crowd of people) quite early in the film. I didn't recognize her until she showed off her engagement ring, but, yep, it's her. I think she may have been in a bikini, but that was probably all those loincloths in the movie clouding my memory. Rather ironic how she went to a primitive planet in PRLG on a space station, yet this time around she remains on Earth...

Jesse Lee Herndon
PRSW (PRTF#24 SW Updated!): http://prsw.cjb.net
PR etc: http://www.tvtome.com/servlets/ShowMainServlet/showid-1905

July 24, 2001
 Alright! Mel has jumped to #10 in the Movie Times poll!  Thanks to those who voted! To those who haven't, please vote! 15 more votes will put her in the top 5!

July 17, 2001
 Movie Times has a poll up asking: who the best model turned actress is. Melody is one of those listed so click on the link, log on and vote for Mel! 

 Thanks go to Abe for letting me know about the poll!

 Expect more updates when there are any.

July 13, 2001
 Wow! Friday the thirteenth, lets hope it's lucky! Melody's current headshot and resume are now up for viewing. I'm not really happy with the layout, but I've put off posting for long enough. To view them just click the link at the top of the front page or click here!

 If you look at the scan of the resume, you'll see that half the contact info (agent name and telephone number) are cut off. That's just the way it was on the original (I didn't accidentally cut that off when I scanned it). The number listed at the bottom of the html page was found on the web. I haven't had the chance to verify it yet. If anyone wants to give it a shot, please let me know what you find out!

July 9, 2001
 There is one new pic and one bigger pic of Mel in the latest Lands End catalog. Both are now up in the Gallery.

 In bigger news. I just received Melody's current headshot and resume! No, this isn't a reply from Melody (I wish!). A while back a friend of mine introduced me tot he wonders of Ebay, and I found the headshot and resume up for sale (casting agencies generally clean out their files every 6 months and every 6 months there are people dumpster diving hoping to get one worth money). Long story short: I jumped on, bid and won. Yay! :) It came in the mail today. 

 The wait was incredible but worth it. The headshot is awesome, great quality (it's the same one she used when auditioning for PR:iS). The resume was everything I'd hoped for: a little bit of interesting new info, some old and the name and address of her acting agency (the addy currently in the Contact Mel section is her modeling agency). Unfortunately the fax and telephone numbers are cut off (add that to the fact that the resume is 8 1/2 X 11 and you start to get some idea why she isn't being hired -- headshots are always 8 X 10, casting agents have filing cabinets specially designed to hold standard headshots; so when they get one with a mismatched resume they tend to just throw them out). Shouldn't be a problem though, quick search on the net should yield results. 

 In any case, I'm going to do that, scan both and put them up on the front page (maybe some casting agent will happen by and take a look ... wouldn't that be cool!). So keep checking the site. I'm aiming to get it all up by the end of the week (but hoping to get it up sooner ... like tomorrow!).

July 2, 2001
 The three new pics from the latest Lands End catalog are now up in the Gallery. Check 'em out!

June 30, 2001
 New pics! The latest Lands End catalog has three new pics of Mel in it! I'll try and get them up in the Gallery by Monday.

June 11, 2001
 Still no new pics, but a friend pointed out to me that one of the old pics in the new Lands End is not on my site, so I figured I'd put it up. It's in the Gallery now. Also, I've made a new Lands End Gallery and moved the old pics from the main gallery to it.

June 8, 2001
 Well, it's been a slow month and it ain't getting any faster. The new Lands End is out and Mel is in it, but I'm sorry to say, no new pictures.

 Look forward to more updates when ever something new happens. :)

May 10, 2001
 The new pics from the latest Lands End Direct Merchants Catalog are up in the Gallery now. Three are new, two are better scans of old ones. Also, old pics have been removed from the Gallery and archived in Lands End 3.

May 9, 2001
 New pics from the latest Lands End Direct Merchants Catalog. I'm scanning today and should have them up by tomorrow.

April 26, 2001
 Whoops! Looks like I missed two of the new pics from the last Lands End Direct Merchants Catalog. No worries though. I've scanned them and they're up in the Gallery now.

April 20, 2001
 The new pics from the latest Lands End Direct Merchants Catalog are up in the Gallery now. Some are just bigger versions of ones already on this site. For now they are in the Gallery as well, but when I move them to the other galleries, they will take the places of the smaller versions that are already up.

April 19, 2001
 More pics in the latest Lands End Direct Catalog. 

 Some are just bigger versions of ones already on this site, but I'll post them along with the new ones anyway.

April 10, 2001
 There were 5 pics of Mel in the latest Lands End Direct Catalog. Only three were new, they are now up on the Galleries page.

April 8, 2001
 There are some new pics of Mel in the latest Lands End Direct Catalog. I'll post them for you all as soon as possible. In the meantime, you might want to check out DivineMelody.com they've just updated with a great new look and a bunch of other great stuff!!

March 28, 2001
 The two new pics from the latest Lands End Overstocks Catalog are up in the Gallery right now. 

 That's it for now, I'll update with new stuff as soon as there's anything new. :)

March 27, 2001
 There are three pics in the latest Overstocks Catalog from Lands End (with the purple flower on the cover). I will scan and post two of them (the third is old)  in the Gallery soon (probably tomorrow)

March 18, 2001
 There is a new pic on the front page of Lands End's website. It's also in our Gallery. Thanks to Lightspeed-red for the tip!

 In other Gallery news, the Seventeen Magazine / Unionbay pics have been moved to the Other Gallery.

March 16, 2001
 Alright the last four new pics from this months Lands End catalog are now in the Gallery

 That's it for now, I will update with new stuff as soon as there's anything new. :)

March 15, 2001
 The first four new pics from this months Lands End catalog are up in the Gallery now, the last four should follow tomorrow. 

 Additionally, there was a bigger version of dirmel17.jpg in the catalog, so I scanned it and replaced the old version with it. It's in the Lands End 2 Gallery now.

March 14, 2001
 Created a 3rd Lands End Gallery today, and moved some of the old pics around to make downloads faster. I've also been scanning the new pics (8 in all). Expect the first batch to go up tomorrow. 

March 13, 2001
 Well it's been a slow month for news, but things are looking up! The new Lands End catalog is now out and it has new pics of Mel! I'll update with them as soon as I get the chance to scan them and such, so stay tuned. :) 

 In site updates, old pics have been moved from the Galleries Page and archived in the Second Lands End Gallery. Additionally, the February news has been moved to the 2001 News Archive.

March 01, 2001
 Alright! Now that it's been a couple weeks, Angie_Natasha has agreed to let me post the second of the two Union Bay pics that she posted at the Melody Perkins Air Palace. And since the original was a little messy, I cleaned it up and put both versions in the gallery section. Hope you all enjoy them!

February 25, 2001
 Well, I did a little digging and found out that the rumor about Mel appearing in passions is from December 20th of last year. You can find more info in the Rumor section of Dustin's Passions Page. Still no word on whether any of this is true or not though.

February 19, 2001
 There is a rumor floating around that Mel will appear in an episode of (or possibly join the cast of) Passions, as one of the Crane daughters or cousins. There has not been any official announcement, so nothing can be confirmed, but it is out there. I've found a couple of great Passion sites if anyone is interested.

Passions Official Website
Dustin's Passions Page
About.com's Guide to Passions

 Thanks to Lyanna for the tip! If anyone learns anything, please let me know!

February 16, 2001
 There are 2 new pics of Mel at the Melody Perkins Air Palace. The webmasters have asked that people don't use the pics on their sites (at least for now), so you'll have to go there and sign up to see them. It's worth it though! :) Also, I've updated the Modeling Page with the info that I have about this appearance. I am hoping to get more and I'll update if I learn anything more.

February 15, 2001
 The last three new pics from the Lands End Spring Catalog are now in the Gallery

 Additionally, old pics have been moved from the Gallery page and archived in  Lands End 2.

February 14, 2001
 Happy Valentines day!

 The next three new pics from the Lands End Spring Catalog are in the Gallery. The last 3 will probably be up tomorrow.

February 13, 2001
 The first three new pics from the Lands End Spring Catalog are now in the Gallery. The other five are coming (probably tomorrow).

February 12, 2001
 Well, there are a whole slew of new pics out right now, but I haven't had much time to update. You can see the ones from the Lands End website in the Gallery now. There are two, both pretty small, but that's what you get. 

 In happier news, I received a new Lands End catalog in the mail and there are 8 new pics of Mel in it (two of which can be found on the website -- if anyone's wondering why those aren't up right now; I've decided to hold off and just post the scans, as they'll be a lot bigger and better quality than those from the website). Time permitting, I'll scan those today and have them up tomorrow.

 In other news, there is one catalog out right now that I missed. I tried to order it from Lands End but they say that they only sent that one to "prospective customers" and don't have any left to send to me. :( So, if anyone has the one with "a woman and a little girl" on the cover, please do send in scans so I can put them up and share them with the rest of the fans. :)

 In related news, I'd like to thank both Lyanna and Lightspeed_red for keeping me up to date regarding pics showing up on the Lands End website and for letting me know about new catalogs. You guys have been a big help! Thank you for everything; it is most appreciated! :)

February 9, 2001
 There's a new pic on Mel on the front page of Lands End website. It's also in the Gallery now.

 In other news, I still don't have the new catalog pics yet, so if anyone does, please send them in.

February 8, 2001
 Updated the Links Page with a link to the PRO. They have a page of stuff from Mel's appearance in Coyote Ugly

 I still don't have the new Lands End pics yet, so if anyone does, please send them in.

February 5, 2001
 A tip from Lightspeed_red. "There are 3-4 pics in a NEW catalog from Land's End. It has a woman and a little girl on the cover." Thanks for the heads up Red! 

 I don't have it yet, but I'll get 'em up as soon as I can. If anyone has them, I'll give you credit if you send them in and allow me to post them on my site.

February 1, 2001
 In site updates, January's news has been archived.

January 30, 2001
 There are 6 pics in the new Overstocks Catalog (with a forest on the cover) from Lands End: 3 new, 3 old. The new ones are up in the gallery section now. Enjoy!

January 29, 2001
 More good news. I've just received a new catalog from Lands End and it has 6 pics of Mel in it! :) I scanned them today and hope to have them up by tomorrow; so keep your eyes peeled, because they should be up soon. :)

January 28, 2001
 Today is Mel's birthday! 

Happy Birthday Mel!

 And here's hoping you many more! :)

January 27, 2001
 Mel's birthday is tomorrow! 

 I hope everybody sent their cards and what-not in already, but if you didn't, don't let it stop you. A late gift is better than none at all! :) Check the Contact Mel page for addresses.

January 26, 2001
 Two days until Mel's birthday! 

 In other news, Divine Melody has updated with a bunch of new screen caps and movs from MITM and a bunch of other great stuff too!

January 25, 2001
 Three days and counting 'till Mel's birthday! If anyone wants to send her birthday greetings and well wishes; check out the Contact Mel page and choose one of the three mailing addresses listed.

 Send 'em in now and they should get there just in time! :)

 Also, there will be site wide updates throughout this birthday period to make the Fact Page a little more presentable to a wider range of surfers. I'll be updating all the pages with a table that should keep them looking great, even on screens formatted to higher resolutions (for optimal viewing, see this page with your screen area set at 800 X 600 and with Netscape as your browser). Plus, I'll be updating the Film and TV section with a full PR:iS episode list (with all of the bloopers Mel appeared in) and the Coyote Ugly DVD info. Some new links on the Links page as well. And, finally, some of the pics from Lands End have been archived in the new Lands End 2 Gallery. This should all be done by the 28th.

January 24, 2001
 Well, I talked to Garth from Dark Horizons he says there's no new Mel stuff on the Coyote Ugly DVD.

 In happier news, Mel's birthday is coming up on Sunday the 28th!

January 23, 2001
 Well, I still haven't been able to get my hands on the Coyote Ugly DVD, but, if you're interested in a review, Garth from Dark Horizons has got one up right now.

 You can go to the front page by clicking the link above or go directly to the review.

January 21, 2001
 No updates here, but two other great Mel Perkins sites have updated with pics.

Melody Online has updated with three great pics from Coyote Ugly.
Divine Melody has updated with some misc pics from Lands End.
January 16, 2001
 Well, it's a little late today, but here are the last 3 pics of Mel from the February issue of Lands End.

 In other news: Coyote Ugly should be available for rental all around the USA today. The DVD should be out soon as well. Thanks to lightspeed_red for the tip!

January 15, 2001
 The first 4 pics of Mel from the February issue of Lands End (the one with Dilbert on the cover) are now up in the Gallery. Expect the rest tomorrow.

 Mel did not appear on MITM last night. (No, I don't expect her character to make another appearance, but I'm keeping my eye out just in case ... besides, it's a great show! :)

January 14, 2001
There are 7 new pics of Mel in the February issue of  Lands End; they will be up on the site monday (barring any unforeseen difficulties).

In other news, Lyanna has updated Divine Melody.com with lots of cool new stuff. Also, word has it that Brent is planning an update for Absolute Melody some time in the future. I'll let you all know if I hear anything.

January 12, 2001
 Today I received the new issue of Lands End, so expect new pics up on the site soon (I'm thinking Monday).

 In other news, the Coyote Ugly DVD will be coming out on Tuesday of next week! You can pre-order a copy for $20 at Amazon.com and probably a few other places. I'll try and put something up about that when it comes out. If anyone has more info about the DVD release, please send me email! I'd love to hear what you have to say! :)

January 5, 2001
 The last batch of new pics from Lands End is now in the Gallery. I hope you all enjoyed them! :) Hopefully more will be out soon. But if you see some I missed, please send them in along with any info you have about them.

January 4, 2001
 Another batch of new pics of Mel from Lands End is now in the Gallery. There will be one more batch (just two pics) tomorrow.

In other news, Coyote Ugly will be coming out on DVD soon. More on that later.

January 3, 2001
 More new pics of Mel from Lands End in the Gallery now.

Current News page has been broken up for faster loading.

January 2, 2001
 Continuing our week long updates, the new batch of pics from Lands End is up in the Gallery and the Gallery page itself has been broken up for faster loading (any comments or suggestions are welcome). And there's more swim suits to come tomorrow, so stay tuned. ;)

January 1, 2001
 Happy New Year everyone! The first batch of pics from Lands End are in the Gallery right now. Go on and check. :) The next one will be up in a bit along with an update to the Gallery breaking the one page into four smaller pages. Should help it load faster.

In other news, anyone catch Convention last night on Malcolm In The Middle? Great episode, as usual! And a perfect set up for some hilarity to happen if Francis comes back to realize just how wonderful Patty really is, and how much he messed up by blowing her off. ... and then, of course, she can get her revenge by making him dangle for a while, and teach him a real lesson about being so shallow. :) Boy! I really hope the writers bring back Mel's character. Hey, anyone know how to work up a petition to bring back a character? We've got the Malcom mailing address so we could send it in or just let them know it's online. And I'd definitely sign on for one of those! :) I just have no idea how to start. :( 

Dec 30, 2000
 New pics of Mel in the latest Lands End! Something like 15 in all (1 or 2 old ones). I'll start putting them up in batches in the new year (look for the first batch on January 1st, the first day of the New Millennium!).

I'll also be breaking up some of the pages that have gotten to big  into smaller pages (Current New, Galleries, Blind Alleys, etc ...). No time frame on that though. Just whenever I get the chance. (In other words, whenever I recover from New Years! ;) Have a great holiday everyone!!

And don't forget about the repeat of Convention Mel's episode of MITM airing tomorrow! (Check your local listings for times.)

Dec 27, 2000
 TV Guide lists the Sunday, December 31st episode of Malcolm In The Middle as a repeat of Mel's episode, Convention.

This is a great episode! So, if you missed it last time, don't miss it this time!

Thanks to SirSTACK for the tip!

Dec 24, 2000
 Happy Holidays everyone! Well I finally caught a couple minutes free time and have updated the gallery section with the new pics of Mel from Lands End that Blue sent in.

I hope that you all enjoy them, and the season! :)

Dec 20, 2000
 Blue's sent in some new pics of Mel from Lands End. I'll try to get them up this week, but with Christmas coming I may not have time. If worse comes to worst, I may just up load 'em, list the links and worry about the thumbnails in the gallery later.

Also, I've updated the Film and TV page with Mel's appearance (an old one, but one I hadn't known about) on Nightman. All I have for this one is her name on the cast list. If anyone has this ep and can send screen caps or other goodies, email me and let me know. I'll give you credit and put 'em up as soon as I can.

Dec 17, 2000
 Added a couple of old rumors that have been kicking around in my to do file to the Blind Alleys section. The first one is the report that Mel was dating Lance Bass from N SYNC; the second, that she was a dancer in "Oops ... I Did It Again" a Britney Spears music video.

Dec 13, 2000
 The new pics from Lands End are up in the Gallery right now! And they're great. Thanks to Blue Ice for sending these in (you might remember him from the Melody Perkins Extravaganza, one of my favorite Mel sites when I first came online, and the inspiration for this one)! Blue says these pics came in about a month ago but he didn't have a chance to scan and post till now. Thanks again Blue!

Dec 12, 2000
 A new pic of Mel is up in the Gallery. I found it in the mail, in an ad for a recliner (you just never know where she's going to pop up do you? :). No, I'm not sure it's her. Just like the Leslie and Penny ad, there's air brushing and it's very hard to tell.

In other news, there will be new pics of Mel from Lands End soon (and since it's from lands End we know it's her! :). I got three in an email from an old friend today and will try and get them up by tomorrow. I don't know how I missed them, but I'm glad he sent them in! If anyone else notices something I missed, please let me know!

December 11, 2000
 Good news! Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy will soon be available on VCD. They've already released the first 8 episodes and the rest are scheduled to come in soon (the staff at Get VCD's said that they would probably be released every few months). That means Mel's episodes should be out sometime in the new year (see the complete episode list in the Lost Galaxy section of the Film and TV page).

December 10, 2000
 The pics from Mel's yearbook are up in the Gallery! There are three in all (Junior Year, Senior Year, and one from the list of Top 10 Academic Graduates) and I think they're great! I've also added the info Joe sent me to the Who page, as well as a few other bits of interest (like what "Quantitative Economics" is).

Anyone interested in contacting Joe can send email to me and I will pass it on.

December 7, 2000
 Big news! Mel's former classmate, sent me a few pics from their yearbook. I'll try to have them up in the Gallery on monday. Until then, you all can check out the Age section for his first post. I'll try and figure out where to put the rest of what he's told me and get it up at about the same time.

Anyone interested in contacting Joe with questions can email me and I will pass it on.

December 6, 2000
 Well, I called LA Models and found out why the link to Mel's modeling page no longer works. I asked if they had broken with Mel and if she had moved to another agency. The lady I talked to assured me that wasn't the case. She said that the page is still there, but they've moved it and password protected it, so that only clients can access it. As to fan mail, they will still forward it on to Mel. If you've sent something before (as have I) she's got it. If it hasn't been answered, either she doesn't want to answer you or she hasn't had time to go through them all yet. For some reason I think the latter is more in line with her character. In any case, I've updated all the LA Models links on my pages; the new ones should all point to their front page. If you see any that don't, let me know, and I'll fix that quick. :)

As for the possible former classmate that emailed me. He's said he will try to get me a pic from his year book by the end of the week. So expect an update on Monday or there-about.

December 5, 2000
 Odds and ends.

Looks like Absolute Melody is coming back this month with new updates! It'll be great to see what Brent has learned in the time since we last heard from him! :) If I recall correctly, he was close to getting a fan mail address for Mel.

Also I got an email today from someone who says they went to high school with Mel. Right now I'm waiting for a reply and, hopefully, some sort of confirmation. More on that later.

December 4, 2000
 Added the pic from this months In Style magazine to the Gallery. What do you think? Is this Mel or not? Email me with your opinions.

On another note, it appears that the LA Models site has taken Mel's modeling page down. Anyone know why? Could this mean there's been a split between the two? Has Mel given up on acting? Thanks to Lightspeed_red for the heads up!

December 3, 2000
 There is an advert in this months In Style magazine (the one with Sandra Bullock on the cover) that features a model who (to my eye) looks exactly like Mel. Is it her or not? Email me with your opinions. I should have the image up in the Gallery tomorrow!

December 1, 2000
 New pics from Lands End have been added to the Gallery! There are two new ones, on larger version of an old one and a repeat of the lime green sweater (which is already in the Gallery). Enjoy!

In other news, Sunday's episode of Malcom In The Middle is a repeat. Hopefully we'll get something new on Wednesday.

Nov 30, 2000
 Despite yesterdays report from our anonymous tipster, Mel did not appear on last nights episode of MITM. Looks like she won't be on anytime soon, but I'll let you all know if I hear anything about a new appearance.

In site news, I've updated the Who page with Malcom info from the Film and TV pages and the Contact Mel page. More updates tomorrow!

Nov 29, 2000
 An anonymous tipster, posting to the Melody Online message board, reports that Mel will be appearing on tonight's episode of MITM. Considering my talk with the guy at their production offices, it's not real likely. I'm assuming that, if she was making an appearance on tonight's episode, he would have mentioned it. Then again, the whole staff is on an increased production schedule, so maybe it slipped his mind. In favor of this possibility is the fact that I mentioned the episode as airing on a wednesday, and he could easily have assumed that I meant this coming wednesday instead of last wednesday. Additionally, any storyline which involves Patty (Mels' character) returning, would include Francis; and he is slated to appear in tonight's episode (and laundry suggests coming home).

So, will she be on? Tune in and find out!

Nov 28, 2000
 Yesterday I spoke to someone at the Production Offices for MITM. I asked if we could send fan mail to her, via their mailing address. He said yes (check the Contact Mel section for the address). I also asked if she would return for another episode. Sadly, he doesn't know. He said it was possible, but that would be up to the writers. I take this as confirmation that she won't appear any time soon (if she'd done another episode, I assume he would have told me).

Nov 27, 2000
 Mel didn't appear in last nights episode of MITM. But it's a good bet that she'll show up the next time Francis returns home. So keep your eyes open. And stay tuned for another new episode on wednesday!

"This Wednesday, Malcolm and Reese see a psychiatrist. Do you really think it's going to help? Plus, Francis gets a big head over dirty laundry."

Nov 24, 2000
 Updated the Film and TV page with the description of "Convention."

Will Mel appear in another episode of MITM? Stay tuned to find out. From the official website: "Dewey has to save the day when Hal brings home one too many…bats? Where's Lois when you need her? Oh, she's getting robbed!" Another new episode airs Sunday!

Nov 23, 2000
 Coyote Ugly will be released on DVD on January 16, 2001. There will be alot of extras included, but I don't know if there will be any new footage of Mel. You can preorder your copy at Amazon.com.

Nov 22, 2000
 Mel was on Malcom In The Middle tonight! If you missed it, you missed out. But no worries, the fans are out in force. Check the following sites for screen caps and wavs.

Shades of Karone
Melody Online

Nov 21, 2000
 I've added the two new pics from the latest catalog to the Gallery section. For your own copy of the pics, visit the Lands End website.

And don't forget about "Convention" tomorrow! :)

Nov 20, 2000
 Mel was in the teaser for the next episode of MITM (airing Wednesday, the 22nd of this month). I've added screen caps to the Gallery section. Enjoy!

More updates! There is a wav of the teaser from last nights episode up at the Rhett Fisher Zone. Thanks to Lightspeed_red for the tip!

The Latest catalog from Lands End came out the other day, but with all the updates I hadn't had the chance to look at it till today. Good news! There are 2 new pics of Mel (and one old one)! I'll scan 'em and get 'em up as soon as I can (I'm shooting for tomorrow). To get a copy of that catalog, go to the Lands End website and click on "Request a Catalog." It's the Direct Merchants Edition (the one with the Angel on the cover).

I think that's it for now. Have a good day everyone, and don't forget to watch "Convention" on wednesday! :)

Nov 19, 2000
 Site wide updates! Added navigation to all the pages and a bunch of new entries to the Blind Alleys page.

Today's episode of MITM is "Casino." Watch for the teaser of Mel's episode!

Nov 17, 2000
 Sundays episode of MITM is "Casino."

And remember, Mel's appearance on MITM is Wednesday, the 22nd. She plays the new babysitter in "Convention" !

Nov 16, 2000
 No Mel on last nights ep of MITM. Look for her to show up there in about a week (on Wednesday, the 22nd) for "Convention."

And don't forget to check the galley for a new pic of Mel!

Nov 15, 2000
 Well, I got off my butt and ran down to the store to pic up Mel's appearance in TV Guide. I'm very happy to confirm that and her appearance on Malcom In The Middle! :) I've added the pic from TV Guide to the Galleries, and the show description for "Convention" (which airs Wednesday, the 22nd) to the Film and TV Page. Tonights ep of MITM:Dinner Out.

Nov 14, 2000
 Sir Stack reports that Mel appears in an ad for Malcom In The Middle in the current issue of TV Guide (on sale now) with a description of "Convention," her guest starring ep; which airs Wednesday, the 22nd of this month! And if we're lucky, she'll stick around for a few episodes. :)

I'll post the pic when and if I can get ahold of it. Anyone who has a copy of the current issue of TV Guide, I need your help! If you can send me the pic, I'll post it and give you full credit. In the mean time, here's Sir Stack's post from the alt.fan.power-rangers newsgroup.

Subject: Astronema Sits Twice: Or, Melody In The Middle, next week!
        Date: 14 Nov 2000 05:28:46 GMT
       From: sirstack@aol.com (SirSTACK)

The recent TV Guide, the one for next week, shows the write-up for the episode we've been hearing about for a while. On the Wednesday, November 22nd episode of Malcolm In The Middle, our former Karone/Astronema, Melody Perkins, guest stars as the babysitter! The write ups for the episode, titled "Convention", include such words about her as "Sexy" and "Gorgeous". She's even shown (half of her face, anyway) in the half-page ad for said episode! So it looks like it will be a Wednesday episode, rather than a Sunday one. Don't miss it!

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Nov 13, 2000
Mel was not in last night's episode of  Malcom In The Middle; but look for a new ep this Wed.

And don't forget: "Convention" the babysitter episode, airs in two weeks on Wednesday the 22nd of this month!

Nov 10, 2000
 I've updated the Film and TV page with the episode list for Malcom In The Middle; including the babysitter episode! I'll update with more info as it becomes available.

Mega-thanks go to David over at Life Is Unfair for the info!

November 9, 2000
 Sorry, no Melody on last nights episode, but good news! The babysitter episode has been announced! Mega -thanks go to David over at Life Is Unfair for the tip! This info comes straight from his site:

New Babysitter Episode Scheduled

This previously referenced edition (which outside sources state will feature Melody Perkins) will air on Wednesday, November 22nd.

The official cast information should be released by the Fox Network on Sunday, November 12th.  This likely will specify the name of the guest actress.  I will publish this information as soon it becomes available to me.

Sunday, November 19th
After being banned from a casino for counting cards, Hal, Malcolm and Reese wander into a desert artillery range.

Wednesday, November 22nd
Malcolm and Reese compete against Dewey for the attentions of their beautiful babysitter.

November 8, 2000
 A new episode of MITM is on tonight!  To make up for missing Halloween, Francis concocts the messiest prank that the neighborhood has ever seen in "Halloween Approximately".

November 7, 2000
 Here's a few Unconfirmed Upcoming Episode Tidbits from Life Is Unfair. (And, if anyone's interested, check out their songs page to listen to some great, unreleased tracks from They Might Be Giants -- arguably one of the best bands out there today. :)

Sunday, November 19th
"High School Play"
Malcolm's teacher, "Caroline Miller" (Catherine Lloyd Burns) finds a "hunky" new boyfriend. (played by Adam Vignola)

Wednesday, November 22nd
"Hal Quits"
Fed up with the daily grind, Hal impulsively quits his job. (whatever that is!)

Interesting note. As can be seen above, most episodes list guest stars for each episode (if there are any). But the webmaster from Life Is pointed out that FOX hasn't released any info about the new babysitter yet. This could be because the episode with her in it won't air till further on in the season and thus hasn't been listed yet, or it could be weirder. Mel seems to have a streak of non-credited roles going (OK, two roles doesn't make a streak -- those roles being the new bartender in "Coyote Ugly" and the voice of the laser in PR: Lightspeed Rescue -- but with MITM, that could be three) and this could be a continuation of that. Funky!

November 6, 2000
 Well, Mel didn't appear on the season premier of MITM (which aired Sunday the 5th). The good news is that another new episode will air this Wednesday the 8th! The next few episodes will run as listed below (list taken from Life Is Unfair, IMO, the best Malcom Website out there!).

Wednesday, November 8th
"Halloween Approximately"
To make up for missing Halloween, Francis concocts the messiest prank that the neighborhood has ever seen.

Sunday, November 12th
"Lois' Birthday"
Instead of buying a birthday gift for their mother, the boys spend all of the money on candy.

Wednesday, November 15th
"Dinner Out"
Lois anticipates a civilized evening of adult conversation when she accepts a dinner invitation from Stevie's parents.

The new babysitter (who may be Melody) should show up by that last episode (they'll need someone to watch the kids) but she could easily show up before that (since the parents learned the old babysitter was dead in the season premier). So, stay tuned to the show or you might miss out!

November 2, 2000
 Well, with Mel making a possible appearance on MITM this season, I figured I'd dig up their fan mail address. It's in the Contact Melody section for those interested. If anyone wants to give it a shot; please let me know if it works!

November 1, 2000
 Miss Perkins probably won't appear in the Holloween themed, Season Premiere of Malcolm in the Middle (airing Nov. 5th), but Miko reports that Mel could turn up as the boys babysitter in later episodes this season.

Check the Film and TV section for Miko's post from the alt.fan.power-rangers newsgroup.

October 30, 2000
 The Season Premiere of Malcolm in the Middle airs Sunday November 5th. Eps. will air Sundays and Wednesdays as well all next month on FOX.

Mel is rumored to appear in an episode of MITM sometime this season! See the Film and TV Apearances page for more.

October 9, 2000
 Removed the Age section from the front page (you can still get there via the Bio page). Added the Galleries! The new pics are now up, as promised.

All pics are from  Lands End.

The Season Premiere of Malcolm in the Middle airs Sunday November 5th. Additionaly, the show will air Sundays and Wednesdays all next month on FOX.

October 5, 2000
 New Melody pics in the latest Catalog from Lands End. I'll be putting up galleries for them on monday, for those interested.

Until then check the Lands End Website for details on ordering a catalog.

October 4, 2000
 Reports have surfaced from a number of sources that Melody will be in an upcoming episode of Malcom in the Middle, which airs in prime time on the FOX network. If the reports are right, the episode will focus on Malcom's infatuation with Melody's character. Remember, this report is so far unconfirmed; if anyone has screen caps from the preview of the episode, please send 'em in!

Check your local listings for more. I'll be doing the same and will post a reminder to watch, if the episode ever shows up .

Sept 29, 2000
 Melody is in the new Lands End Overstocks Catalog. Two old pics, but they are a bit bigger than before.

Check the Lands End Website for details on ordering a catalog.

Sept 22, 2000
 Power Rangers Online has screen caps and mov files of Melody's appearance in Coyote Ugly.

Also, check out the movie's official site for other goodies and such.

Sept 19, 2000
 Melody is in the latest catalog from Lands End. The picture is smack in the middle of the book; old pose, new colors.

Check the Lands End Website for details on ordering a catalog.

Sept 13, 2000
 Melody will voice “the Fifth Crystal” in Episode 21 of PR: Lightspeed Rescue, airing September 16, 2000 on Fox. Thanks to Cyber Blue for the tip!

Check your local listings for times.

Sept 7, 2000
 Huge news! I've found Melody's modeling agency and they've said that they'll pass fan mail on to her. They've got a web site as well.

Read all about it in the Contact Melody Section.

Sept 4, 2000
 I've done a rewrite of the site. Putting everything I know about Mel into one handy document. Now you really can get everything I know in one place!

Click on the banner picture on the front page to read it.

August 28, 2000
 Melody's episode of Silk Stalking will reair on the USA Network this Wednesday, check your local listings for times.
Check the Film and TV page for more.

August 21, 2000
 Melody appears in the latest catalogue from Lands End. Two pictures, none new. Available at request from their website.
Lands End Website

August 11, 2000
 Unconfirmed reports that Melody will appear in a remake of the Wizard of Oz. (Check the Film and TV page for more.)