July 2009 Archives

31 July 2009

CNN Interviews Lucy - Video Now Online

CNN has interviewed Lucy about Spartacus.


Discuss this interview on AUSXIP Talking Xena Lucy Chat News submitted by BCNgal, Tobias and Barbara Davies


 

 

31 July 2009

IESB Interview with Lucy, Rob, Peter, Steven and Sam

The action-adventure drama series Spartacus: Blood and Sand is the latest to be added to the Starz line-up of original programming. Premiering on January 22, 2010, the highly anticipated epic story that promises to be brutal, bloody and sexy, is being brought to life by executive producers Steven S. DeKnight, who is also the series' head writer, Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi.


Lucy Lawless, best known for her role in Xena: Warrior Princess, portrays Lucretia, who along with her husband, Batiatus (The Mummy's John Hannah), own the Ludus gladiator camp, as well as Spartacus (Australian actor Andy Whitfield). The couple has fallen on hard times financially and has bought Spartacus hoping his fighting prowess will help them regain their status in the brutal world of gladiatorial contests.

Spartacus is a soldier in the Roman Auxiliary who has been taken prisoner and, as punishment for defying a Roman Legate, he has been sentenced to die in the gladiator area. But after surviving numerous fights, his sentence is commuted and he has been sold as a slave to be trained as a gladiator.

Actors Lucy Lawless and Peter Mensah, who plays Batiatus' most loyal and trusted slave Doctore, joined DeKnight, Tapert and Raimi at the Television Critics Association Press Tour to discuss this entirely new vision of the ancient legend.

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31 July 2009

New Lucy Photos from TCA Spartacus Panel 29 July 2009


Just added 12 medium res photos from PR Photos

Event: 2009 Cable's Summer Press Tour - Day 2 - Afternoon Arrivals

Venue & Location: The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa / Pasadena, CA, USA

Event Date:  07/29/2009


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Also available are medium res and high resolution images from the TCA Spartacus panel


 

 

30 July 2009

Reviewing Spartacus at TCA Spartacus Panel

The Torch Online - 29 July 2009

In a presentation today at the annual Television Critics Association conference in Pasadena, the producers and stars of the upcoming series Spartacus: Blood and Sand emphasized that it pushes the limits of what's been seen on television, with graphic violence and plenty of sex and nudity, but that it's all in the service of a well-told story involving compelling characters.

"Nudity?" said co-star Lucy Lawless after being asked if she gets naked in the the first season. "I'm afraid so. Not entirely, no, and I'm kind of praying that day never comes."


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30 July 2009

New Lucy as Lucretia Promo Image

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New Lucy as Lucretia Promo Image from Starz.



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29 July 2009

TCA Spartacus Panel News, Pics and Audio Roundup


Lucy, Rob, Sam Raimi, Steven DeKnight and Peter Mensah attended theTelevision Critics Association (TCA) conference in Pasadena on 29 July 2009 to promote Spartacus.

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TV Squad - 30 July 2009 (With Lucy Audio)

BBCA and Starz: Lucy Lawless will get naked, and Tennant's last eps - TCA Report  Posted Jul 30th 2009 1:02AM by Joel Keller

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Spartacus: Blood and Sand

During the Spartacus panel, Lawless was asked if she's going to be naked during the first season, as the show involves a lot of sex scenes. "I'm afraid so," she said. She plays Lucretia, a "proprietor of a camp for gladiators." She takes up with a gladiator in the hope of having a baby. It's tough for her to do those scenes because, while she tries to keep in fantastic shape, "when you get on set, you get the 'freshman 15'," she told the scrum afterwords.

Near the end of the scrum, I asked her if she thought a certain fanboy segment (coughXenacough) will be happy to see her nude. Her response included her experience seeing Caligula when she was a teenager. Say one thing for Lucy; she's not the demure type.

Lucy Lawless on being nude (1:58)

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In the "more than we need to know" department, apparently the show utilizes a prosthetic for when the various gladiators appear nude. Yes, that kind of prosthetic. "We had to create the 'Kirk Douglas', as it's aptly named, so people had a prosthetic they could wear," said EP Rob Tappert. Lawless said they hang it up in the prop truck "next to all the merkins." Must be a fun set.

Oh, Sam Raimi is also one of the EPs; he had the concept of the show, and was involved at the start, but the latest Spider-Man film will call him away from the rest of the season.

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HitFix Site

Press Tour Notes: Joan Rivers trashes Leno, 'Spartacus' redefines Kirk Douglas - Posted on Thursday, Jul 30, 2009 By Daniel Fienberg

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Rob Tapert on an unexpected homage to Stanley Kubrick's "Spartacus" in Starz' "Spartacus: Blood and Sand": "[T]here's a great deal of nudity, both male and female. And some guys are not as well-endowed as other guys, so we had to create the Kirk Douglas, as it was aptly named, so that certain actors would have a prosthetic that they could wear and feel comfortable." (To which series co-star Lucy Lawless added, "That thing gets shared around, though. At the moment it's pinned to the wall next to all the merkins in the makeup truck.")
 




 

 

29 July 2009

Starship Supernova Swing - News and Promo Pics

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Promotional images of Lucy with Jason Kerrison are now online with the news of Lucy's upcoming performance on the Starship Benefit - Starship Supernova Swing.

HTML clipboardGetting into the swing 4:00AM Thursday Jul 30, 2009
 By Scott Kara / NZ Herald
 
 Lucy Lawless has a thorough knowledge of swing and has passed on her expertise to OpShop's Jason Kerrison. Photo / Supplied by Starship
 
 Jason Kerrison has been practising singing Opshop's Maybe in a swing style and failing miserably.
 
 "What happens is I end up with this really bad faux New York accent. I'll have to work it out somehow," he laughs.
 
 
lucy_300x200.jpgHe may have written the song of the year in 2008 - with One Day, the PostShop song, winning the APRA Silver Scroll - but when it comes to swing music Kerrison's a novice.
 
 Apart from growing up listening to Manhattan Transfer, and hearing songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Perry Como in old movies, he reckons he learnt all he knows about swing from actress and singer Lucy Lawless during their photo shoot for the upcoming show Starship Supernova Swing at Vector Arena on September 16.
 
 Lawless, who is ambassador for the Starship Foundation, the charity arm of Starship children's hospital, brought along a bunch of classic swing tunes by the likes of Benny Goodman and others to create a swingin' mood.
 
 "Man, she is a wealth of knowledge,"says Kerrison. "She knew all the stories behind the songs, all the lyrics, and she knew who was playing on the records. I felt woefully inadequate. I have to do some research."
 
 Kerrison and Lawless will be joined for the show by former Dudes frontman-turned-swing singer extraordinaire, Peter Urlich, Kirsten Morrell of Goldenhorse, feelers frontman James Reid, Dave Gibson from Elemeno P, former Zed singer Nathan King, and the Lady Killers.
 
 Proceeds from the evening will fund a number of projects at Starship, including new lifesaving equipment, on-going research, family support initiatives and preventative programmes.
 
 Kerrison's aim is to bring "a touch of class" to a few of Opshop's best known songs.
 
 "I've never experienced that so that's the angle I'm going for," he says.
 
 Although, Urlich might have some expert advice for Kerrison when it comes time for rehearsals. "Is he going to take Opshop songs and swing them?" he asks, a little perplexed by the idea. "That's an interesting experiment."
 
 One thing's for sure, Urlich won't be attempting to swing Th' Dudes' Walking In Light - although one imagines it might go down quite well - and he'll be sticking to classics like Fly Me To The Moon, most famously recorded by Frank Sinatra, and Fever sung by Peggy Lee.
 
 Forty-one-year-old Lawless has been a fan of swing and jazz since she was 13, with records by Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Dinah Washington ("She had a lilt and a warmth about her that is just astonishing."), among the first she owned.
 
 She also remembers one of her first introductions to swing music being from 70s TV show The Waltons, with piano-playing brother Jason Walton a big Benny Goodman enthusiast.
 
 So Lawless is looking forward to the swing spectacular in September.
 
 "It brings the romance of another era and we all sorely lack a little romance these days I think. So a little bit of the Brat Pack will be nice and I get to go and play a little bit with the big boys," she says of performing with Tuxedo Swing Orchestra on the night.
 
 Lawless and Urlich both have different takes on what swing music is but the names Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, and Frank Sinatra always seem to pop up, along with classic swing tunes like Sinatra's version of Fly Me To the Moon and Lee's Fever.
 
 Urlich, who released the swing album, Between You And Me, last year featuring songs like Fly Me To The Moon, Fever, and Bill Withers' Ain't No Sunshine, says swing is not necessarily a style and more like a mood and vibe created within a song.
 
 "It's when the band is in the pocket. It's when the band is in unison for what ever genre they are [playing]. So it doesn't just cover a certain period of music associated with the likes of Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and others."
 
 But for him, the classic swing period is the glory days of the big bands from the 50s and 60s and songs like Fever.
 
 "[That song] had a strange and funny vibe to it. It intrigued me for the way the bass was going ..." he says as he starts singing a deep, moochy bass line.
 
 "It's got that skippy, relentless thing that takes you on to the next part of the song and there is a lot of energy in it. That had a huge impact on me.
 
 "It's a groove. It's so cool," he says before breaking into song. "Fly me to the moon, Let me sing among those stars ..."
 
 LOWDOWN
 
 What: Starship Supernova Swing
 
 Who: Lucy Lawless, Jason Kerrison (Opshop), Peter Urlich, and more.
 
 Where & when: Vector Arena, September 16

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29 July 2009

Lucy as Lucretia High Resolution Promo Scan



The following scan was inserted in selective fan packs at the Spartacus Comic Con panel. Lori's fan pack contained the gorgeous picture. Scanned by Lori.

Click here for the high resolution Lucy/Lucretia Autographed Photo



Added high resolution scan of the Spartacus promo in the 2009 Comic Con Program Guide. Scanned by Lori.




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29 July 2009

Lucy To Perform At Starship Supernova Swing 16 Sep 09

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Starship is holding a premiere fundraising event of 2009 which will feature Lucy singing Swing for the event in NZ.

When: 16 September 2009
Where: Auckland's Vector Arena
Tickets:  NZ Ticketmaster

Join us for the premiere fundraising event of 2009.  This unique concert will feature a variety of New Zealand artists performing in 'swing' style while backed by the Tuxedo Swing Orchestra on stage.
 
Jason Kerrison (OpShop), Kirsten Morrell (Goldenhorse), James Reid (the Feelers), Dave Gibson (Elemeno P), Peter Urlich, Nathan King, The Lady Killers and Starship Foundation's very own Lucy Lawless will take to the stage singing swing classics as well as their own songs in 'swing' style.
 
This spectacular evening will be a night to remember and at the same time help raise funds for Starship.  The event will be held at Auckland's Vector Arena and tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.co.nz.
 
 
VIP $249
Reserved front of house seating, three course meal and beverages, goodie bags and exclusive auction opportunities.
 
Lounge $129
Entrance to floor of Vector Arena for premium viewing, food and beverage stations for the evening, casual seating and tables, auction opportunities.
 
General Admission $39
Enjoy the show from the comfort of the Vector Arena stands.
 
So come along and support Starship and have a great night as the stars sing in swing style for a fantastic cause.

News submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

29 July 2009

Lucy 2009 Comic Con Panel Photos by Janna


Janna has sent in some gorgeous photos of Lucy, Rob, Erin, Peter and Steven from the 2009 Comic Con Panel!



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28 July 2009

Comic Con News, Photos and Video Updates

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The Comic Con news, pictures, videos update for today:

VIDEO

Lucy is interviewed at Comic Con - there are 4 short clips on Getty Images / Wire Image Video of Lucy answering questions about Spartacus. Looks like a press briefing.

Click here to view the clips


PICTURES

Lucy Pictures on Flickr

Picture #1 | Picture #2

Pictures of the Panel by Steven Sears


ARTICLES

San Diego Comic-Con 2009 in Review by David Hill

It's Tuesday and I'm still coming down from about 36 action-packed hours at San Diego Comic-Con 2009.

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I dropped my bag off and then we went over to the W hotel to continue partying super hard with my soulmate Lucy Lawless, whom you no doubt know from such programs as "Xena," "Battlestar Galactica," and the upcoming "Spartacus," a show on which you can see her boobs I understand. That is a photo of Lucy and I having a really great time together above. Lucy and I agreed that hanging out together in each others' arms was pretty much our favorite thing to do in life.

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If I know the three of us, this is just the first of many professional sports facilities we will be breaking into at night in the years to come. Maybe my soulmate Lucy Lawless will come with us next time. Sure, we fight sometimes, but I just can't stay mad at her.

Dave Hill


 

 

28 July 2009

Naked Lucy Spartacus Screencaptures on AUSXIP

I've received quite a few emails about the topic of Lucy and her naked antics on Spartacus. Some good, some not so good. Please don't try to engage me in long emails about why Lucy is doing what she is doing and what my thoughts are on it. Lucy has made her choice and until we see the actual show; we're going by the trailer. Of course TPTB will show the most gory or nekkid scenes to grab everyone's attention. Boy did they get everyone's attention! It's been a feeding frenzy.

My thoughts on the matter of Lucy in her birthday suit is this:

Just added the following to the Lucy FAQ on the Lucy Site:

Lucy has indicated that she will be appearing nude on the new show Spartacus during the 2009 Comic Con Panel, AUSXIP will not be posting any images of Lucy completely naked. If/When Lucy does go starkers and certain areas are shown, our wonderful friend Pixelation will come into play.

There will be HD Screencaptures from the show of Lucy and the rest of the cast but certain body parts will be pixelated or not captured.

If you wish to find these images, let google be your friend and do a search for them.


 

 

28 July 2009

Lucy Interview Captures - Ausiello and Spartacus


Added 33 screencaptures taken from the interview with Michael Ausiello. Screencaptures created by Mesh.

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Added screencaptures from the Behind the Scenes on Spartacus Trailer. Just Lucy at the moment.

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28 July 2009

Bitch Slap Video - Lucy as Mother Superior

Bitch Slap Video of Mother Superior and Sister Batril talk about their roles on Bitch Slap. This video was released quite some time ago but it has now been added to the Bitch Slap Movie Facebook page. Click on the image to watch two very gifted actors trying to outdo each other. In this instance I think Renee wins this round if only for the rosary beads and praying advice. The look on Lucy's face is just priceless.
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28 July 2009

Naked TV Role Sends Lucy Lawless To The Gym

lucretia01.jpgLucy Lawless is hitting the gym to prepare for nudity required in her new role in upcoming series Spartacus.

New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless says her latest sword-and-sandals series for television, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, is "big fun back on the small screen".

She was speaking as the United States cable television channel, Starz, unveiled its trailer for the gladiator series at a major fan gathering in California, Comic-Con, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Billed as looking like the film 300 - which was based on a graphic novel - with the nudity of HBO's Rome, and the violence of Gladiator, Spartacus will have "a death toll like nothing you've seen on television before," producer Steven DeKnight told the audience.

Lawless said the nudity had forced her to hit the gym.

"I do have to work out," she said. "Being naked on-screen is no fun."

The series has already begun production in New Zealand and is scheduled to go to air on Starz next January.

Lawless is playing Lucretia, who along with her husband Batiatus, own the Ludus (a gladiator camp) - as well as Spartacus.

The couple has fallen on hard times financially and has bought Spartacus, hoping his fighting prowess will help them regain their status in the brutal world of gladiatorial contests.

Best known for portraying Xena: Warrior Princess in the long-running TV series filmed in New Zealand, Lawless has also appeared on the critically acclaimed science fiction series Battlestar Galactica.

Spartacus is being played by Briton Andy Whitfield (McLeod's Daughters, Packed to the Rafters), who lives in Australia, and the series is being produced by Sam Raimi and Joshua Donen, and Lawless' husband, Rob Tapert.

Other cast members include Manu Bennett (30 Days of Night, The Condemned) as Crixus, the top gladiator at the training camp, Antonio Te Maioha (Xena: Warrior Princess, Legend of the Seeker) as Barca, Batiatus' bodyguard and hit man; and Craig Parker (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Legend of the Seeker) as Glaber, a Roman legate, who blames Spartacus for his failed military campaign.

The series is loosely set around historical events in the Roman Republic in 73 BC when a slave revolt grew to more than 120,000 fighters before being put down by the Roman army.

- NZPA
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News submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

27 July 2009

Ausiello Interview With Lucy Lawless Now Online

Michael Ausiello's interview with Lucy at Comic Con is now online. Michael claimed it was his best interview and it really is a great interview complete with Lucy's wicked, cheeky sense of humour. Check it out as Lucy describes her first naked scene on Spartacus and her new fancy prop. Lucy at her very best.


 

 

27 July 2009

Lucy at Comic Con SF Weekly

Thumbnail image for lucy-comiccon-sfweekly.jpgSF Weekly has a gorgeous picture of Lucy from the 2009 Comic Con.

Lucy Lawless was in the house, promoting Spartacus.


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News contributed by Barbara Davies




 

 

26 July 2009

Lucy Spartacus Panel Video Now Online

Added video of the Spartacus Panel at Comic Con which was filmed by Lori. Part 1 and 2 of the Spartacus Panel with Lucy, Rob, Peter Mensah, Stephen DeKnight and Erin Cummins.

Can also be viewed on the AUSXIP YouTube Channel

PART 1


PART 2

 




 

 

26 July 2009

Lucy at Comic Con News Roundup

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Entertainment Weekly has a STUNNING picture of Lucy from Comic Con. Absolutely stunning.

Click here to view the larger version on the EW site

More News about the Spartacus panel and the show can be found here:

Chicago Now -
'Spartacus' makes impressive debut at Comic-Con


San Diego Union Tribute - 25 July 2009


For more coverage of the Spartacus Panel go to Comic Con Spartacus Panel Event Page and the AUSXIP Spartacus Blood and Sands News and Multimedia Site




 

 

25 July 2009

Lucy Spartacus Panel Photos Now Online

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Lori has reported in with some FABULOUS pictures from the panel. All of the pics are of Lucy, Rob and Erin. There are more to come. 18 photos have been posted.

Click here to view the images


 

 

25 July 2009

Lucy Lawless and the Cast of Spartacus Speak

The following article was posted on Ugo.com blog and is an interview with the Spartacus cast that attended the Comic Con panel.

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Hopefully by now you've seen the ridiculously awesome trailer for Starz' new action series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. This afternoon I got to sit down and talk with the infamous Lucy Lawless and some of the cast about the groundbreaking show.

Spartacus, produced by Rob Tapert (The Grudge) and Steven DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), will focus on the life of the famous gladiator/slave that nearly brought down the Roman Empire. The show will deal with a lot of adult themes, along severe violence, like slavery and sexuality.

"It occured to us there was not an adult action series on premium cable," said Tapert.

Lawless plays Lucretia, a Roman noblewoman who co-owns the Gladiator school where Spartacus, played by Andy Whitfield, is trained and fights "I play a bad girl, I know you're all shocked by that," said the fantasy-veteran Lawless.

Lawless promises that Spartacus will be a very unique experience - "I must say this whole show is really challenging. The acting, the content, it's challeneging for the audience. Every episode you're going to see something that makes you go, 'OH MY GOD, I've never seen that on TV.'"

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News submitted by Barbara Davies

 

 

25 July 2009

Spartacus Behind The Scenes and Lucy Snippets

The official Spartacus site has released a Behind The Scenes productiaon video and interviews with Steven DeKnight (writer and exec producer), Rob Tapert, Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), Andy Whitfield (Spartacus), Craig Parker (Glaber) John Hannah (Batiatus), Manu Bennett (Crixus) and Viva Bianca (Ilithya)

 

It's quite a cool look behind the scenes.

 





 


 

 

24 July 2009

Fantastic Official Spartacus Trailer

Holy Moly this is incredible! Absofrigginlutely incredible. I was excited about the show before I saw visuals and now that I've seen the visuals, WOW. I LOVED the movie 300 and anything that is set in Rome or Greece and this looks to be on par with that and beyond. Lucy looks AMAZING. Andy looks INCREDIBLE! Rob has created another gem!

Watch the trailer



 

 

24 July 2009

Lucy At Comic Con Pics, Reports and Video

In anticipation of the plethora of news and pics coming through from Comic Con, a section on the AUSXIP Spartacus site has been updated with all the fun from Comic Con.

The page will be updated as news starts to come through. I will be linking to all the reports, pics and video clips so watch that space








 

 

24 July 2009

New Lucy / Lucretia Spartacus Artwork by MaryD


gal/MaryD_Artwork/_thb_spartacus-maryd01.jpg The muse has decided to pay me a little visit with the release of the Spartacus promo pics.

Must be all the muscled Spartacus pics and the red headed Lucretia or blond haired Lucretia (there is a drinking game somewhere there...every time Lucretia has a change of hair colour, out comes the fizzy drink!) that has enticed my muse back from hibernation.

Check out my new artwork


Is it January yet?


 

 

23 July 2009

Chicago Now - Lucy And Andy At Comic Con

The following was posted on the Chicago Now site about Lucy and Andy's appearances at Comic Con

Lucy Lawless of "Spartacus" will be at Comic-Con on Friday.

Starz is doing a big push for its January series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" at Comic-Con. The series stars Lucy Lawless of "Xena" and "Battlestar Galactica" fame and newcomer Andy Whitfield as Spartacus, the soldier who becomes a slave, then a gladiator in Roman times.

Everywhere I looked during preview night I saw Spartacus stuff, and before the Friday panel, Starz will be giving away fan packs with tons of goodies inside. They are planning a Spartacus iPhone game, a motion comic and already have created a companion comic book with Chicago publishing company Devil's Due.

I stopped by the Devil's Due booth Thursday and talked the company president Josh Blaylock. He showed me the first issue of the Spartacus comic, which is filled with some amazing artwork of some very gruesome gladiator fighting. If the show is that action-packed, it's going to be amazing. I just hope I don't pass out from all the gore.

I'll be attending the "Spartacus" panel and press interview time. So if you have any questions for Lucy Lawless or the creators, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert among them, shoot me a note in the comments section.


 

 

23 July 2009

AUSXIP Spartacus Image Galleries Now Online

With the flurry of PR for the show in full swing, I've added an images section with the latest PR photos officially released by Starz. AUSXIP has been added as a media outlet for these images. All images are copyrighted to Starz.

All these images have inspired my muse to get creative. There is a new banner on the site and I've added a slighter bigger version of this banner to the new Artwork section in the image galleries.

I've also added  pics that were sent to me from Annie who is at Comic Con - the magazine PR from the comic con program guide will be replaced with a full size scan once the troops come home.

So far the galleries are:

Promo Images


MaryD Artwork

Magazine Promos

 

 

23 July 2009

Spartacus' Cast and Creators to Conquer San Diego...

Received the following press release from Starz about the cast and creators Comic Con apperances...News Release Issued: July 23, 2009 10:00 AM EDT

Spartacus' Cast and Creators to Conquer San Diego Comic-Con on July 24

New Starz Original Action Series 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand,' Coming to Premier Fan Event with Panel Discussion, Ultimate Fan Pack Giveaways, Sneak Peek and More

First Look at Upcoming Official "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" iPhone/iPod Touch Game, Motion Comic

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SAN DIEGO, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans will be able to enter the arena of the eagerly anticipated Starz original series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con July 24 from 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM PT (room 6BCF). Starz is bringing some of the leading creative and on-air talent for fans and critics to meet in person to the leading industry fan event. Set to debut exclusively on Starz in January 2010, the violent and epic gladiator tale will have a graphic novel look and style unlike any other series on TV.

Join Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess," "Battlestar Galactica"), actor Peter Mensah (300, Avatar), Executive Producers Rob Tapert (Evil Dead 1-2, Drag Me To Hell) and Steven S. DeKnight ("Angel," "Smallville, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), and actress Erin Cummings ("Dollhouse"). They will discuss the fresh narrative approach to the ancient legend and offer exclusive first look footage at the ground-breaking series. Andy Whitfield, who plays the title character, will deliver a video message and Comic-Con greeting from New Zealand.

Ultimate "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" Fan Packs to first 2,000 Fans at Comic-Con Panel

The first 2,000 fans attending the "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" panel will be treated to complimentary "Ultimate Spartacus: Blood and Sand Fan Packs," which will include:

  • Limited edition copy of "Spartacus: Upon The Sands of Vengeance, " issue #1 in the "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" comic book mini-series with an exclusive Comic-Con cover
  • Autographed 8X10 headshots, featuring 1 of 10 randomly selected autographed photos from a member of the cast of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand"
  • "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" trading cards
  • "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" USB flash drive featuring cast/unit photos, graphics, poster art, cast and series biographical background information, and more.
  • "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" poster with mailing tube
  • "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" collectible t-shirt (one of four being created)
     

"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" iPhone Game, Motion Comic Details

Starz Digital Media also revealed plans to jointly develop the official "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" mobile game designed for iPhone and iPod touch with Artificial Life, Inc (OTCBulletinBoard: ALIF). The games will utilize the touch screens and motion sensitive features of the popular mobile devices and bring to life the action, violence and sex soon to be seen in the series.

Also, in association with Double Barrel Motion Labs, Starz Digital Media will bring to market a four-part "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" motion comic series. These action-packed videos will feature gladiators battling for eternal glory in a gore fest derived from Devil's Due Publishing (DDP)'s official upcoming "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" comic book mini-series, to which DeKnight contributed. "Spartacus: Upon The Sands of Vengeance" is the first in the four-part comic book mini-series. A sneak preview of the "Spartacus: Upon the Sands of Vengeance" motion comic episode will be available after the "Spartacus" Comic-Con panel at www.starz.com/spartacus.

"'Spartacus: Blood and Sand" is the most ambitious project ever undertaken at Starz," said Bill Hamm, executive vice president, originals production and development for Starz Media. "Comic-Con offers a terrific stage to introduce the series to fans and we are delighted to have such a strong lineup for our debut appearance in San Diego."

"We look forward to working with a number of key production and distribution partners in bringing 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' to life across multiple platforms and media," said Marc DeBevoise, senior vice president, digital media, business development and strategy for Starz Media and lead executive for Starz Digital Media. "The projects we're developing around this franchise offer a tremendous opportunity for us to reach mobile gamers, comic book fans and online video viewers with incredibly unique and compelling content, all prior to the series' premiere of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" on Starz."

On July 24, DeKnight, along with the comic book's editorial consultant R.H. Stavis, will sign limited edition copies of issue No. 1 in the "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" comic mini-series, with an exclusive Comic-Con cover. The autograph session will be from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM at the DDP booth (#2229).

Comic-Con attendees can swipe their electronic credentials at Starz' Anchor Bay/Manga booth (#3345) and "enter for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind shield; an authentic prop from the battlefield of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

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23 July 2009

One Woman Who Will Rock Comic-Con - Wired

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Wired Magazine online has a list of the top 7 women who will rock Comic-Con. My list would be shorter...1 woman that would rock Comic Con and it's Lucy (well there's a surprise for you, now isn't it?)  The photo, of course, is of Lucy as the mighty Lucretia looking absolutely stunning although she doesn't look all that happy in this pic.

HTML clipboardLucy Lawless
 
 Why: Knocking down anyone who dared challenge her in Xena: Warrior Princess, Lawless defined the ass-kicking sex object archetype better than anyone else back in the '90s, then played a badass Cylon in Battlestar Galactica. Now she returns for more ancient action in the Sam Raimi-produced Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Rome, gore, gladiators -- what more do you need to know?

When: Friday, July 24, 12:45 p.m. 
Where: Spartacus: Blood and Sand panel, Room 6BCF.

Source

News submitted by Barbara Davies

 

 

22 July 2009

Lucretia Trading Card From Official Spartacus Site

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The official Spartacus site has been updated with the goodies that will be available to those going to Comic Con. This site is just gorgeous. Love a beautifully designed site.


First look at Spartacus, Lucretia and the rest of the characters. Looks absolutely AWESOME!



Click here to view all the cards



Other Downloads - Wallpapers

Other goodies like Widgets





 

 

22 July 2009

Spartacus Promo From Comic Con Program Guide


spartacus.jpg

spartacus1.jpgLori and Annie, AUSXIP's reporters at Comic Con have sent in scans (well an iphone pic for the moment until the full scan can be uploaded) of a promo that appears in the Comic Con program book!

Here's the first promo pic of Spartacus with a very familiar catch cry of KILL THEM ALL. Now where have we heard that before? <g>

Click on the images for the larger versions.








 

 

22 July 2009

Bitch Slap Premiere at Toronto Film Festival Sept. 10-19

The following was posted on the Official Bitch Slap Facebook Page: For those that have forgotten, Lucy is Mother Superior and a darn good one from all reports!


We're going to Toronto, baby!

Check out The Hollywood Reporter's announcement of the
OFFICIAL BITCH SLAP WORLD PREMIERE
during Midnight Madness at the Toronto International Film Festival!!!

Bitch Slap is up on the Official TIFF Site.

Ticketing information can be found over at the TIFF Box Office.

See you there, eh?

--

Press release regarding films to be shown at the festival can be found on The Hollywood Reporter and Variety

News submitted by LB and Barbara Davies


 

 

22 July 2009

Upcoming Lucy Interview With The Torch Online

The following was posted on the Twitter account for The Torch Online:

Well, I'm officially interviewing Lucy Lawless next week (in person, no less). I confess to being intimidated!

about 8 hours ago from web
TheTorchOnline
TheTorchOnline.com

News submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

21 July 2009

Lucy At Starship Hospital Cancer Ward May 2009

Added a new scan from the Starship Newsletter Reach Out Winter 2009 Issue. Lucy toured the new Starship Hospital cancer ward and there is a photo of her and patient Ruby.

Starship Foundation Newsletter

REACH OUT

Winter 2009 Issue

Lucy Lawless Touring The Cancer Ward at Starship Hospital, Auckland New Zealand, May 14, 2009

Click here to view the larger scan


For more information and pictures of Lucy at Starship Events go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Starship Page


 

 

20 July 2009

Washinton Post - Where is Lucy Lawless?

The following is from the Washington Post from the Live Chat last week:
...[W]hat ever became of Lucy "Xena" Lawless, who used to be all over "Entertainment Tonight" and its ilk, and I had not a clue. Have you heard anything? -- from last week's Celebritology Live chat
 
Lawless may no longer be a go-to gal for the paparazzi in this post-"Xena" age of celebutantes, the 41-year-old actress is still around and working regularly -- turning up in everything from "The L Word" to "Battlestar Galactica." The New Zealand native even made a guest appearance on HBO's Kiwi-centric "Flight of the Conchords."
 
Most recently, Lawless signed on to co-star in Starz's new live-action fantasy series, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand." Lawless will play a Roman noble who, along with her husband, owns the slave Spartacus -- a former Roman soldier. The show isn't set to launch until January 2010, but Lawless will be at San Diego's Comic-Con later this week to promote the show in a Friday panel.
 
No comment from 92-year-old Kirk Douglas, who can be credited with ushering the name "Spartacus" into the cultural lexicon.
 
 
News submitted by Barbara Davies

 

 

14 July 2009

Battlestar Galactica Episode Stills - Season 3 Torn

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Rex Features has uploaded 4 new episode stills from the Battlestar Galactica Season 3 Episode 6 Torn.

The Galactica encounters a Cylon Basestar devastated by a deadly virus. Lingering feelings of rage lead Saul Tigh and Kara Thrace to cause problems aboard Galactica between the survivors from New Caprica and those who stayed with the fleet during the Occupation. Baltar tries to convince the Cylons of his value to them in an attempt to stay alive.

Click here to view Rex Features Images

More Lucy Images and Video Clips from the episode:

Video Clips - 4 clips

Screencaptures

More Episode Stills

For more news and multimedia of Lucy's role as D'anna Biers on Battlestar Galactica visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Battlestar Galactica site

News submitted by Barbara Davies

 

 

10 July 2009

Lucy To Host Comic Con Spartacus Panel

The Comic Con schedule has  been released and as noted previously, the Spartacus panel, hosted by Lucy Lawless, is scheduled for 24 July 2009 between 12:45 and 1:45 pm.

12:45-1:45 Spartacus: Blood and Sand-- The world of gladiators comes to life as the Roman Republic's most brutal fighters clash in the ultimate arena. Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica) introduces star Andy Whitfield, along with actor Peter Mensah (300, Avatar) and executive producers Rob Tapert (Evil Dead 1-2, Drag Me to Hell) and Steven S. DeKnight (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). They will discuss the fresh narrative approach to the ancient legend and offer exclusive first look footage, which utilizes virtual environments to give the show a unique graphic novel look and style. Debuting exclusively on Starz in January 2010. Room 6BCF


 

 

10 July 2009

This Week's Lucy Mentions From Around The Web


People Talkin' (NZ Site)

[Jim Salinger is a climate change scientist.]

People talkin'
by Gareth on July 10, 2009

Reports from this week's 2020 target consultation meetings suggest that Nick Smith and Tim Groser (replaced in Christchurch by Adrian Macey, NZ's climate ambassador) have had to face up to pretty solid support for a 40% target. Greenpeace laid on a star-studded night in Auckland (Jim Salinger told me today he enjoyed his date with Lucy Lawless), and there were certainly plenty of Sign On and 350.org people in the Christchurch session, as well as another voluble Gareth. The ODT and 350.org.nz report that Dunedin was much the same.


Jimmy Aquino Site - 10 July 2009

[Jimmy is co-host of COMIC NEWS INSIDER. A weekly podcast (since April 05) about the world of comic books and animation with some sci-fi/fantasy and a sprinkle of pop culture. Interviews with lots of comic book types you never heard of to big time celebs as well!]

July 10, 2009
San Diego Comic-Con 2009 Interview Planning

San Diego Comic-Con, the Mecca of all comic book conventions, is fast approaching. (July 23-26.) Of course, I'll be attending and covering it for my podcast, Comic News Insider (Sponsored by Dynamic Forces with a weekly global audience in the thousands.) Normally, this is a more "go out and party with friends" type con as it's so overwhelming trying to get interviews with folks. That's why I usually do more interviews at smaller shows. However, this year, I have been getting contacted by TONS of TV/Film type PR peoples about setting up possible interviews. You may remember last year how I got most of the cast of Pushing Daisies thanks to good friend of the show, Bryan Fuller (the series creator). His publicist also hooked me up with other Warner Bros. shows.

This year, I wasn't sure what to expect. I have contacted a few on my own that are possibly going to happen out there. Felicia Day, Amber Benson and a follow up with Brea Grant. But suddenly, my inbox is being inundated with interview requests from publicists/PR folks representing such folks as Lucy Lawless, David Tennant, John Barrowman, Big Bang Theory cast, Fringe cast, Robert Englund, Julie Benz, Tim Burton, The Middleman cast, Seth Green, Walt Disney studios, various video game companies, and so many more. I'm literally getting about 10 emails a day from various people. Honestly, I don't expect to get many of them. But a few would be great especially the BBC types as I don't know when I'd get an opportunity with them again.

Read More

News submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

9 July 2009

Second Message From Lucy To Sign On Supporters

A new message from Lucy to Sign On Supporters including a new photo of Lucy with orange/red hair. We've seen Lucy with black, brown, red, blond and now orange/red. Lucy had to rush from the set of Spartacus to the meeting...with wig and all.

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A huge thank-you to everyone who came along to the Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin target consultations in the past few days. Hundreds have turned up at each meeting.

If you've been unable to attend your local meeting, please submit a short statement via the Sign On website, which we'll display to Environment Minister, Nick Smith in a public way. You can also attend the "online" consultation meeting on Monday 20th July (details below).

I had to rush to the Auckland meeting straight from work on set, wig and all. I was glad to be there. It was fascinating, frustrating and dramatic. I highly recommend it as a night out!

To Nick Smith, we delivered a very strong message that a 40% carbon reduction by 2020 is the only acceptable goal. This is in line with what scientists are now telling us is the minimum target for staving off global catastrophe.

For about 40 minutes Dr Smith was reasonably impressive with his presentation and bar graphs and then he dropped what for me was a clanger. He responded to one question that no, he would not oppose digging up Happy Valley in order to sell coal to India because, let's face it, they'd just get it from somewhere else! I am paraphrasing but that was the gist of it.

It seems that this government does have a moral compass. And on it Business points North. Thus, it is VITAL that as many business people as possible impress upon our minister and our international negotiators, Tim Groser and Adrian Macey, the opportunities that green business models will afford us. Tell us your success stories.

Tell them what degradation of the environment and climate will cost your business.

And tell your friends. We need all hands on deck. If Germany and Scotland can set emission reduction goals of 40% and 42%, we can too.

We have a great deal of know how. What we lack presently is political will and policy. Let's give our Prime Minister the mandate to seek the necessary 40% reduction by 2020.

No one ever won gold by setting the bar at a comfortable height.

We can do this!

Yours truly,
Lucy Lawless

PS - here are the details of the online target consultation on Monday 20th.

Visit http://www.r2.co.nz/20090720 from 7.30pm on Monday 20th July for an online video conference with Environment Minister, Nick Smith. Questions can be submitted in advance at 2020target@mfe.govt.nz

Government climate change target online consultation

TAKE ACTION: Couldn't make it to the meeting?

If you couldn't make it to the meeting you can still submit a short statement via the Sign On website.

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Message From Lucy To Sign On Supporters - 3 July 2009
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Lucy and Judah in NZ Woman's Weekly - Sign On Launch
Sign On Lucy Signed T-Shirt and New Lucy Message - 3 June 2009
Sign On Behind The Scenes Videos - Lucy Included - 2 June 2009
Sign On News Video and Pic Roundup  - 26 May 2009
High Resolution Lucy Images From Greenpeace - 26 May 2009
Lucy Mention and Pics on Sign On Blog - 25 May 2009
New Lucy Articles - Sign On Campaign in NZ Papers - 23 May 2009
Lucy Interview on TV3 News About Greenpeace Campaign - 23 May 2009
Lucy Promo Pics for Climate Change Petition Campaign - 22 May 2009
Lucy In Climate Change Petition - Video and Press Release - 22 May 2009


For video and for more information about Lucy's involvement with the Sign On Campagin go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sign On Greenpeace Information Page

 


 

 

9 July 2009

Angel of Death DVD Confusion Cleared Up

09 July 2009 Update

Update: Okay I received a very nice email this morning from Chad at Crackle/ Sony Pictures who read this thread and wanted to clear up the confusion (thanks Chad!). So that ends that confusion 

--
 Hi Mary,

I came across your thread, and sensed your confusion regarding the upcoming Angel of Death DVD. I just checked with our people at Amazon and here is what happened: Night Stalker was incorrectly mapped to Angel of Death from IMDB. Amazon has resolved the IMDB issue and has added the Angel of Death synopsis to the Angel of Death detail page to assure customers find the DVD they are looking for. Angel of Death is Angel of Death, not Night Stalker.


28 June 2009 Update

Seems the confusion reigns with the Angel of Death / Night Stalker DVD. One entry on Amazon has it as Night Stalker (released 7 July as reported yesterday) and another entry on Amazon has it as Angel of Death and a DVD release of 28 July 2009.

Why is it so? (and for Aussies who get that reference...don't try the egg in the bottle trick <g> and for those that don't..check this out - nothing to do with Angel of Death/Night Stalker but my mind wandered to my favourite professor...).

Okay Barbara has been doing some digging for me (as good sidekicks do) and came up with this explanation:

Crackle of Death is a 1976 film, the third produced in the Night Stalker film series. It combined the Kolchak: The Night Stalker episodes Firefall and The Energy Eater with additional narration by Darren McGavin as Kolchak.
=====

Is it a coincidence that we find Crackle, 'of death', and Night Stalker in the same place?

And another reference to Night Stalker (no bets on the fact Lucy is NOT in this movie) from dreadcentral.com


<snipped>
That film will almost assuredly be better than what Ulli Lommel has in store for us with Night Stalker, which is coming to DVD on September 8th courtesy of North American Pictures.

It's based on the true story of satanic serial killer Richard Ramirez (AKA "The Night Stalker"), but given this is a Ulli Lommel movie, there's a high probability that the only aspect of the movie that has anything in common with the true facts of the case is that there is a serial killer named Richard Ramirez and he was a Satanist. The rest will most likely be the typical Lommel no-budget minimalist bullshit with delusions of artistic grandeur.

Now do you want a good laugh? If you click over to Amazon right now, you can pre-order yourself a copy of Night Stalker for only $48.99. Hey, that's a $21 savings off the list price of $69.99.

Either someone at Amazon screwed up the pricing information or Ulli Lommel is even more delusional than we all thought.
<Snipped>

So is everyone as confused as Barbara and I? I'm sure you are. The mystery continues...



27 June 2009 Update: Just an update (so people won't get confused). The Angel of Death DVD is now being called "Night Stalker" and it's listing Lucy in the main credits. The release date is 7 July 2009.


Click here to pre-order from Amazon.com


Read more about Lucy's role on Angel of Death and view video clips by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Angel of Death subsite



 

 

8 July 2009

Lucy Spartacus Interview Snippet

The following snippet from Lucy's interview with Josh Wigler was posted by Josh on Twitter

[This is from Josh Wigler's bio on Twitter: Bio Freelance writer for Comic Book Resources, MTV's Splash Page and Movies Blog, Wizard Magazine and more.]

Lucy Lawless said that "Spartacus" is "absolutely the most interesting project I've ever worked on." High remarks from a BSG veteran!
about 6 hours ago from TweetDeck

roundhoward
Josh Wigler


Submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

6 July 2009

Lucy To Attend Govt Public Consult in Auckland

The following press release is about the New Zealand Government's public consultation on emission reduction targets in Auckland tonight. Lucy will be one of the Sign On Ambassadors who will be present.

Sign On ambassadors to attend target consultation
Tuesday, 7 July 2009, 9:51 am

Press Release: Greenpeace New Zealand

Sign On ambassadors to attend Auckland target consultation

Auckland Tuesday 7 July - Several ambassadors from Greenpeace's Sign On climate campaign (www.signon.org.nz), including actress Lucy Lawless and IPCC Nobel Peace Prize-winning climate scientist Dr Jim Salinger, will attend the Government's public consultation on emission reduction targets in Auckland tonight.

They will be pushing for a 40 per cent by 2020 emissions reduction target.

"John Key must carry our message to Copenhagen this December - that New Zealanders care desperately about the health of this planet," said Lawless. "The catastrophe of global warming will make the recession look like a minor historical footnote. Something has to change."

Oscar-nominated New Zealand actress and Sign On ambassador Keisha Castle-Hughes, who has just returned from a trip to the Cook Islands documenting the impacts of climate change in the region, will also attend the consultation.

Greenpeace Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid said the success of Sign On, which calls for a 40 by 2020 target and now has nearly 62,000 signatories, should give the Government an early indication of the strength of feeling among New Zealanders over the issue.

"An emissions reduction target of anything less than 40 per cent by 2020 would signal to the world that New Zealand is not prepared to do its bit. New Zealand's international standing and our clean and green image, upon which many jobs depend, would be irreparably damaged."

Greenpeace has rejected an assessment by front group for big polluters, the Greenhouse Policy Coalition, which says the 40 by 2020 target will come at a high cost to individual New Zealanders.

"Their modeling assumes that we just keep on doing what we are doing and make no efforts to reduce emissions," said McDiarmid. "I'm reminded of previous work from Infometrics on behalf of polluters that argued polluters should pay none of the costs of their emissions and taxpayers would bear the whole cost, like a weird form of reversed communism."

Founder of 42 Below Vodka and Sign On ambassador Geoff Ross has previously said climate change presents an amazing business opportunity for New Zealand. "This is our biggest opportunity as a country to create wealth since we got refrigeration on ships and we could export butter and lamb. So rather than debating the measures, the science and entertaining the nay sayers, lets get on with it. And do what business should always do - pick a social change and win from it; in fact lead it."

The latest official world climate science congress (1) makes it clear - to avert catastrophic climate change will require developed countries like New Zealand to adopt a 40 per cent reduction target by 2020 on 1990's emission levels. New Zealand is one of the last remaining developed countries without a target.

Dr Salinger: "Our climate is changing rapidly. For example, a 1 degree C increase in New Zealand's temperature over the last century has melted half the ice in the Southern Alps, and for the first time in over 100,000 years both the northwest and northeast passages in the Arctic have been open. Rapid, sustained and effective emission reduction targets are required now to avoid dangerous climate change."

The Sign On campaign was launched one month ago. A wide range of high-profile New Zealanders are backing the campaign, including Lucy Lawless, Rhys Darby, Cliff Curtis, Robyn Malcolm, chef Peter Gordon, Warehouse founder Stephen Tindall and Geoff Ross. See signon.org.nz for more information.

Tonight's consultation runs from 7:30 - 9pm at the Princes Ballroom B and C, Hotel Hyatt Regency, Corner of Princes Street and Waterloo Quandrant.

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Sign On News Video and Pic Roundup
High Resolution Lucy Images From Greenpeace
Lucy Mention and Pics on Sign On Blog
New Lucy Articles - Sign On Campaign in NZ Papers
Lucy Interview on TV3 News About Sign On Campaign
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Lucy In Climate Change Petition - Video & Press Release
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For video and for more information about Lucy's involvement with the Sign On Campagin go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sign On Greenpeace Information Page

 



 


 

 

6 July 2009

Upcoming Lucy Interview About Spartacus

The following tweet was posted by Josh Wigler about an upcoming interview with Lucy about her role of Lucretia on the new Starz show Spartacus: Blood and Sand which is due in January 2010.

[This is from Josh Wigler's bio on Twitter: Bio Freelance writer for Comic Book Resources, MTV's Splash Page and Movies Blog, Wizard Magazine and more.]

Http://twitter.com/roundhoward/statuses/2498746586

Hiya, Twitter. I'm chatting with Lucy Lawless tomorrow about her new show Spartacus. Got any questions you think I should ask? Fire away!
about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

roundhoward
Josh Wigler


News submitted by Barbara Davies

For more information about Spartacus Blood and Sand go to AUSXIP Spartacus Blood and Sand News and Multimedia


 

 

4 July 2009

Angel of Death Movie Trailer - Lucy as Vera

New Angel of Death Movie Trailer - Slightly different from the previous version.
Lucy appears as next door neighbour Vera.


ANGEL OF DEATH: Movie Trailer -

Submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

3 July 2009

Message From Lucy To Sign On Supporters

Just got this update email from Greenpeace Sign On Campaign from Lucy thanking all the Sign On Supporters:

--
Dear Mary

lucy-planetb.jpegThanks for speaking up and Signing On.

We have to tell our government the financial recession is not an excuse to do nothing.

In the next two weeks we've got a chance to do exactly that - at public consultation meetings over New Zealand's climate change target. Please turn up to make your voice heard, I will be.

The catastrophe of global warming will make the recession look like a sour little joke. Clearly, something has to change. Nobody ever went out of business by adapting to the times.

John Key must carry our message to Copenhagen this December - that we care desperately about the health of this planet.

There are brilliant minds in science, engineering and agriculture who know how to reduce our contribution to climate change.

Let's not waste time and knowledge.  The Earth has been so good to us. What have we done for her lately?

Lucy L

PS -

Put it in your diary and don't forget to join other Sign On supporters at the public meeting in your region.

This is our chance to talk directly to Government ministers. Let's send them a clear message - 40% by 2020. Details below.

Government climate change target consultation meetings

Wellington

Monday 6 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Oceania Room, Te Papa
Cable St, Wellington

Auckland

Tuesday 7 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Princess Ballroom B and C
Hotel Hyatt Regency Auckland
Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant
Auckland Central

Christchurch

Wednesday 8 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Hall C, Convention Centre
Kilmore St, Christchurch

Dunedin

Thursday 9 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Clifford Skeggs Gallery, Dunedin Centre
1 Harrop St, Dunedin

Queenstown

Friday 10 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Icon Room, Heritage Hotel
91 Fernhill Drive, Queenstown

Hamilton

Monday 13 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Waikato Room, SkyCity Hamilton
346 Victoria St, Hamilton

New Plymouth

Tuesday 14 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Conference Room, Plymouth International
Cnr Courtenay and Leach Sts, New Plymouth

Napier

Wednesday 15 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Ocean Suite, East Pier
Hardinge Rd, Ahuriri, Napier

Nelson

Friday 17 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Waimea Room, Rutherford Hotel
Trafalgar Square, Nelson

If you can't make it to the meeting you can still submit a short statement via the Sign On website. We will project them all on a wall somewhere where they'll be very hard to miss! -

Create your message


Related News:
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New Lucy Article and Cover - NZ Good Magazine - 15 June 2009
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Sign On Lucy Signed T-Shirt and New Lucy Message - 3 June 2009
Sign On Behind The Scenes Videos - Lucy Included - 2 June 2009
Sign On News Video and Pic Roundup  - 26 May 2009
High Resolution Lucy Images From Greenpeace - 26 May 2009
Lucy Mention and Pics on Sign On Blog - 25 May 2009
New Lucy Articles - Sign On Campaign in NZ Papers - 23 May 2009
Lucy Interview on TV3 News About Greenpeace Campaign - 23 May 2009
Lucy Promo Pics for Climate Change Petition Campaign - 22 May 2009
Lucy In Climate Change Petition - Video and Press Release - 22 May 2009


For video and for more information about Lucy's involvement with the Sign On Campagin go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sign On Greenpeace Information Page