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June 27, 2002 - The Mirror reports Heath Ledger and Orlando Bloom are following in Brad Pitt's footsteps growing big, bushy beards for their new movie Ned Kelly. But Hollywood bosses were fuming worried it would hurt the pair's sex appeal and decided stubble would be a more seductive look. But too many scenes had been shot to start again.

June 7, 2002 - Here's Orlando Bloom's MTV Movie Awards speech for Best Breakthrough Male: "Hey, I'm sorry i can't be with there in L.A. I wish i was I'm here in Melbourne, Australia makin' a movie about Irish outlaws ... but I'm receiving this, This beautiful MTV award voted for by you guys and I'm so grateful thank you so much for voting for me. I'm flattered and thanks. The experience working on 'Lord of the Rings' was truly life changing and I have to thank Peter Jackson and Fran Welch the creative team everyone involved in making the movie, It couldn't be done without them and thanks to you guys for voting again I hope you enjoy the second movie as well as the first one and to all the people I love in my life, thanks a lot. Bye."

June 3, 2002 - Orlando Bloom won MTV's Best Breakthrough Male award for his role as Legolas Greenleaf in The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring.

May 19, 2002 - Fans can vote Orlando Bloom for Cinescape's Male Genre Face of the Future at the June 10th 28th Annual Saturn Awards at cinescape.com. The event takes place on June 10th at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles. The show will also be aired later this year with details on where and when to follow.

May 11, 2002 - US Weekly has a few details on the Orlando Bloom - Kate Beckinsale GAP commercial. The music for the two versions is 'Sorry' by the Easyboats (1966) and 'Love Is All Around' by the Troggs (1968). Also, the shot was directed by Cameron Crowe and during filming, Tom Cruise stopped by the Pamona, California set.

May 10, 2002 - Orlando Bloom has been spotted in the arms of cool Hollywood babe Christina Ricci. According to British teen magazine Just 17. Apparently the two were spotted leaving a Hollywood party after Ricci became ill and vomited in the street while Bloom held back her hair and whispered sweet nothings in her ear.

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