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News Archive: October 2003
Songwriter Helps Buskaid
Posted at 9:33 AM (PST) on Thursday, October 30, 2003

Are you already thinking about holiday presents for your friends and family this year? Here's a suggestion. Sue Pyper, an award winning singer/songwriter, will donate $5 to Buskaid from each of her "Before You Learn To Fly" CDs purchased via her website. All you have to do is type/write "Gillian Anderson" on your purchase order.

"Not since a good friend popped an Indigo Girls tape into my Walkman back in the late 1980s have I been as pleasantly surprised by a folk musician as I was by Sue Pyper. Oh, there have been individual songs that I've liked, technical prowess that has impressed, and voices that have wowed, but for overall musical tone, subject diversity and lyrical interest, Pyper wins hands down." -- Jenna Ball, Rambles (September 20, 2003)

The whole CD is great! Reviews and sample tracks are available on her website.

6th Annual Cracked Xmas Event
Posted at 10:23 PM (PST) on Monday, October 27, 2003

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Cracked Xmas Comedy/Musical Show and Auction, to be held on December 7th in Los Angeles. Even though Gillian will not be attending this time around, Rosie O'Donnell (Trevor Life Award recipient), Kathy Najimy, Mo Gaffney, The Dan Band, Megan Mullally and many others will be there to make sure everyone has a great time once again.

This annual holiday fund-raiser benefits the Trevor Project which operates a toll-free 24-hour suicide prevention hotline for gay youth.

Click here
for more information.

Gillian to attend ACTSA Conference
Posted at 11:57 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 22, 2003

From ACTSA's website:

Action for Southern Africa’s (ACTSA) Annual Conference

"AIDS in Africa - Fighting Western Apathy"

1pm-5pm, 8 November 2003
University of London Union, Malet Street, London (Goodge St tube)

"Those who watch the AIDS pandemic unfold with a kind of pathological equanimity must be held to account." -- Stephen Lewis, UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Africa

Come and hear what you can do in the fight against AIDS:
  • Stephen Lewis, the UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Africa

  • Gillian Anderson, actress of X-files fame and board member of Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA)

  • Willy Madisha, President of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)

  • Hilary Benn, new Secretary of State for International Development (tbc)
Admission £8

Please contact the office for further information or click here for a registration form.

This conference is supported by TUC, NUT and UNISON.

Gillian in Two Magazines
Posted at 8:41 PM (PDT) on Monday, October 20, 2003

The October 20th issue of In Touch Weekly magazine contains a short article about self-help books which mentions Gillian:

Gillian Anderson often turns to Buddhism at important times in her life -- a Buddhist priest married her and her first (now former) husband on a golf course. Though that marriage lasted only three years, Gillian is hoping to find a lasting relationship with a British photojournalist. The former X-Files star says one of her favorite books is When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, by Pema Chodron, a Buddhist teacher who gives advice on how we can free ourselves from suffering.

Thanks Gillian and David: The Archives.

The current issue of Australian Woman's Day magazine contains a new picture of Gillian at the recent California Wine charity event in London. The picture can be viewed here.

Thanks amjustlurking.

Message from Gillian
Posted at 10:03 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Oh my God, everyone, I cannot believe I have neglected for so long to write and thank everyone who participated in the auction. I have been in a whirlwind of a move in London (my house is for sale by the way, if anyone is interested, but no one is allowed to just go see it for the sake of seeing it -- and there will be big consequences for anyone that does -- but it's very expensive) and I am in San Francisco to see my best friend but landed here with sinusitis I caught on the plane and so have been flat on my back practically since I arrived. God, I love this city. God, I hate this cold.

Anyhoo, thank you everyone so much for working so hard every year to make the auction as good as it can be and that includes everyone who contributes simply by coughing (that's what I'm doing) up the money to buy something, but also just the pure enthusiasm that so many of you seem to have as you find ways to continually raise money for NF and Buskaid. It's just impressive and I, and many others, are extremely, perpetually grateful.

Now I, must go back to bed.


Gillian at a UK Charity Event
Posted at 2:55 PM (PDT) on Thursday, October 9, 2003

Yesterday in London, Gillian attended California Wine's charity event, "California Dreaming" - A Celebration of Californian Wines to raise awareness for the Children's Charity Facing the World*. The event was hosted by Natasha McElhone, Emily Oppenheimer and Dr Martin Kelly.

Click here to view some pictures courtesy of Carole.

Additional pictures may be seen at Desmond O'Neill Features:

- Picture #1
- Picture #2
- Picture #3
- Picture #4

Links courtesy of En Ami.

*Facing the World is a new children's charity. It has been set up by the UK's leading cranio-facial surgeons so that children in desperate need, living without hope in the world's poorest countries, can receive the miracle of a new face and a life free from the stigma of deformity.

2004 Calendar Fundraiser
Posted at 7:41 AM (PDT) on Thursday, October 9, 2003

Here's your chance to help create and/or purchase a Gillian Anderson 2004 Calendar to benefit Buskaid.

For all the details on this project, click here .

Free Play in New York this Sunday
Posted at 6:59 AM (PDT) on Thursday, October 9, 2003

The York Theatre Company has announced its Fall 2003 Developmental Reading Series of new musicals and plays. One of the works planned for the free, open-to-the-public series is:

"It Is No Desert" by Dan Stroeh
7:30 PM, Sunday - Oct. 12

"A story of acceptance and triumph, It Is No Desert documents playwright Dan Stroeh's battle with neurofibromatosis, examining the effects that this incurable disease has had on his life. A sensitive, poignant, and often humorous play that celebrates the vibrancy and terror of living. It Is No Desert is a story about learning how to live with disease, but - ultimately - it is a story about learning how to live."

The Theatre at Saint Peter's
Citigroup Center
619 Lexington Avenue (54th Street)
New York, NY 10022-4610

To make reservations for this free event, call (212) 935 5824, ext. 24 or email Jeff Landsman: (please remember to mention your name, phone number, the show you want to see, and the number of tickets you'd like)

Visit The York Theatre for more information.

Gillian's Norstaal Magnum Flatware
Posted at 11:03 AM (PDT) on Monday, October 6, 2003

flatwareFrom MSNBC:
Decorate Your Home Like a Star

In style shares the shopping secrets of celebrity interior designers

Oct. 3 — If you’re interested in spiffing up your place — and who isn’t — In Style magazine’s special issue on the home pulls back the curtains on celebrity homes and offers a look at the work of their interior designers. On NBC’s “Today” show, In Style’s Charla Krupp spills some of their secrets so you, too, can shop and decorate like a star. Read some of their secrets below.


Gillian’s designer, Sasha Emerson, bought this stainless steel set for the X-Files star. You can see Gillian’s Moroccan-style London town house in the pages of In Style Home. Sasha prefers the clean Scandinavian design to frilly, old-fashioned patterns. This is called Magnum from the OK Gallery in LA (323-653-3501). $125 for a five-piece place setting, which is reasonable.

About OK Gallery:
OK Gallery
Address: 8303 W. Third St.
Phone: 323-653-3501

From Insider Guide:

Larry Schaeffer's design store spotlights contemporary artists who are pushing the boundaries of L.A.'s mid-20th century Modernist aesthetic. Come here to find the work of cutting-edge furniture and glass designers from up and down the West Coast, not pricey original Eames chairs. There are also smaller finds such as groovy flatware that Schaeffer imports from around the world.

Gillian in InStyle Home Magazine
Posted at 8:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, October 3, 2003

The Fall/Winter 2003 issue of InStyle Home magazine (Courteney Cox cover) contains a seven page article about Gillian's London home.

It includes two new pictures of Gillian:


Thank you to Ellie for letting us know about the magazine. To read the article, click here. Stay tuned for more scans.

New book by Eckhart Tolle
Posted at 11:22 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Eckhart Tolle, author of one of Gillian's favorite books (The Power of Now), has released a new book called Stillness Speaks: Whispers of Now.

Stillness Speaks is available at and

For more information on Tolle and his latest book...
The Age
Sept. 29th, 2003

Why Now is Bliss: What makes Eckhart Tolle so attractive to Cher, Oprah Winfrey and Meg Ryan? The philosophy he outlined in his bestseller The Power of Now made them happy. Claire Scobie reports.

Read the article

GAGC Fund-raiser
Posted at 11:09 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Gillian Anderson Global Community is having a Fall 2003 fund-raiser to benefit Buskaid.

A list of prizes may be found here.

You MUST be a registered member of GAGC to participate in this fund-raiser. If interested, you may register here.

And please don't forget to read the Rules and Regulations.

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