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2001 News and Updates
Current News Page ( August - December 2000 / January - December 2001 )

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 The number given for Hymson-Ayer Entertainment is no longer valid.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 Also, the July news on this page has been archived.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. :(