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Underclassman Update

According to the Salem Statesman Journal, The Underclassman opens January 7th.

Earthsea Reviews

Some critics loved it:

From the Press Argus-Courier:

"Now, we move ahead to 2001, "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "Harry Potter" reigns at the box office and soon fantasy becomes very big. Thereís a risk that studios may jump on the bandwagon a little too quick to put out the next thing.

Thankfully, the Sci-Fi channel didnít with the "Earthsea" mini series."

Some didn't:

From the Modesto Bee:

"Ashmore is a likable young actor who made a positive impression in an old Disney Channel series ("In a Heartbeat") and especially in the "X-Men" films as Bobby Drake (aka Iceman), but he's saddled with such a lackluster story in "Earthsea" that even his presence can't break through the same-old, same-old muck."

Shawn Updates
12.08.04 recently talked to Shawn regarding his upcoming movies ('3 Needles' and 'Dot'), X-Men 3 and the possibility of him being in the new Superman movie (he doesn't confirm it, but it looks like it could happen!)

Shawn in 3 Needles

From Hollywood Reporter:

"X-Men" series star Shawn Ashmore (aka Iceman) will star in the independent feature 3 Needles for Canadian writer/director Thom Fitzgerald. The Hollywood Reporter says Ashmore is replacing Scott Speedman in the role.

The film is a triptych about the AIDS pandemic that plays out in South Africa, China and North America. In the North American segment, Ashmore will play a second-rate pornography actor who passes his monthly blood test by stealing samples from his geriatric father.

Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Sarah Polley and Olympia Dukakis co-star. Fitzgerald wrote the screenplay and is producing with Bryan Hofbauer.

Shawn in Superman?
10.27.04 || Contributor: Spawn

The rumor over at Ain't It Cool News is that Shawn is a front runner to play Jimmy Olsen in the new Superman movie.

My Brother's Keeper Trailer
10.21.04 || Contributor: Kris

The trailer (along with poster image) for Aaron and Shawn's film can be found at:

So far the film has debuted in Toronto and looks as if it will only be getting a limited release.

Aaron Updates
10.13.04 || Contributor: Monica

He just completed 2 new movies. One entitled "Safe" in which he plays a young boy by the name of Bobby who throughout his life has been told what to do when he suddenly discovers a safe in the corner of his room. Yet the key to the safe is the same key to his dreams. It's a short film lasting 24 minutes.

His second film is entitled "A Separate Peace" which is airing on Showtime. It's about a group of prep school boys in the 1940's. Ashmore plays Chad.

Aaron can currently be seen on "Veronica Mars" playing Troy Vandergreef who is a rich high school boy who catches the eye of Veronica. The series can be seen on UPN at 9:00 on Tuesday evenings. (Check local listings)

Shawn in 'Dot'

According to The Hollywood Reporter and, Shawn has joined the cast of the independent dramatic thriller, Dot, along with Edie Falco, Camilla Belle, Martin Donovan and Elisha Cuthbert.

Shawn plays a seemingly typical all-star athlete who turns out to be more than he seems after forming a relationship with Dot (Belle).

Earthsea OS Update
07.26.04 || Contributor: June

If you missed the previews on TV, it's now avaliable for download on the official site. They've also updated with several images of Shawn as Ged, and they have a desktop download featuring Shawn.

Earthsea Previews on Sci-Fi
07.15.04 || Contributor: June

Previews for Earthsea were spotted during the Stargate Atlantis Lowdown on the Sci-Fi Channel.

I don't know whether the previews are now airing on Sci-Fi or if it's a Lowdown exclusive, but either way, be sure to check out the Lowdown page for dates and times.

Congratulations Shawn!
06.08.04 || Contributor: Christine

Though the show won't air on MTV until Thursday, the awards were given out on Saturday and Shawn given the award for "Breakthrough Male"!

Underclassman in 2005
06.08.04 || Contributor: Krista

According to Shawn's movie 'The Underclassman' is scheduled for release in January 2005.

Earthsea Official Site Up
05.26.04 || Contributor: Hellz Spawn's official site for Earthsea is now up! You can visit it at:

Shawn Nominated for Two MTV Movie Awards
04.22.04 || Contributor: June

Shawn has been nominated for two MTV movie awards this year:

Breakthrough Male
Shawn Ashmore - X2: X-Men United (20th Century Fox)

Best Kiss
Shawn Ashmore & Anna Paquin - X2: X-Men United (20th Century Fox)
The winners will be determined by MTV and MTV2 viewers, and only Virgin Mobile USA customers will be able to vote from the "*MTV" area on their phone screens, found under "VirginXtras." Also, votes can be cast from April 21 through May 19 online by visiting or by telephone at 900-868-1100 at 99 cents per call (must be 18 years or older to call).

The show will be taped on June 5th at Sony Picture Studios, but will not be aired until June 10th.

For a complete list of nominees in each category, check out the press release.

Shawn to Star in Earthsea Miniseries

Shawn has signed on to star in Sci-Fi Channel's upcoming mini-series 'Earthsea'. According to SciFi Wire:

"Based on the award-winning Ursula K. LeGuin novels, Earthsea is an epic fantasy that centers on the adventures of Ged (Ashmore), a young wizard destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known. When Ged discovers that he possesses infinite magical powers, he seeks to master the ancient arts with the help of the legendary wizard Ogion (Danny Glover). As he battles unimaginable evils, Ged finds an ally in Tenar (Kristin Kreuk), the vibrant and devout pupil of High Priestess Thar (Isabella Rossellini)."

For more, check out

Thanks to everyone who sent in the news!

Shawn and Aaron Interview on MuchMusic
03.31.04 || Contributor: Carmen

Shawn and Aaron recently appeared on the MuchMusic (Canada) special 'Private Lives'. The special repeats throughout April, for airdates and time, check out the Also, if anyone can tape the show and donate it, please email me. Thanks!

Shawn to Attend 'Dawn of the Dead' Premiere

Shawn is among the many stars scheduled to appear at the world premiere of 'Dawn of the Dead'. The premiere will be at the Cineplex Beverly Center Theaters (located at the corner of La Cienega and Beverly Boulevards) at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 10th with arrivals beginning at 7:00 PM.

For a listing of other stars scheduled to be there check out the press release.

Anime Insider Picks Shawn, Again

The editors over at Anime Insider seem to really like Shawn. In the February 2004 issue, they pick who they want to star in a live action version of Neon Genesis Evangelion:

"Shawn's come a long way from his Animorphs days, but his uncanny resemblance to Shinji's classmate and Fourth Child Touji, as well as his ability to play younger roles like he did as Iceman in X-Men, makes him an obvious choice. Somebody get him some dark hair dye, and we're golden."

Shawn at 'The Perfect Score' Premiere

Shawn is among the many stars scheduled to appear at the Hollywood premiere of 'The Perfect Score'. The premiere will be at the Cinerama Dome on 6360 Sunset Boulevard at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, January 27 with arrivals beginning at 6:30 PM.

For a listing of other stars scheduled to be there check out the press release.