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Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” staying in New Zealand, PM reports

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Peter Jackson’s Shire isn’t going anywhere. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced today that, after days of negotiations, “The Hobbit” will film in New Zealand after all. “I’m pleased to announce an agreement has been reached between the New Zealand Government and Warner Brothers to enable the two[...]

Thousands of “Hobbit” fans rally in New Zealand

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Jon Stewart can have his “Rally to Restore Sanity.” We’d rather attend the rallies to retain “The Hobbit” that are going on today in New Zealand. Thousands of fervent supporters – some dressed as characters from the “Lord of the Rings” universe – reportedly have taken to the[...]

New Zealand PM makes last-ditch effort to retain “The Hobbit”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: After years of inactivity, a flurry of last-minute wheelings and dealings has ensured that the “Hobbit” story changes by the hour. Shortly after Peter Jackson revealed that Warner Bros. was heading to New Zealand to decide if it was economically feasible to remain in the country to film[...]