June 2010 Archives

30 June 2010

Lucy Videos - Promos & Adverts from 1988 and 1994

I have been redesigning the Lucy Videos Promos and Adverts section of Lucy Videos. Posted the following videos to AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless Channel - TV Commercials


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Air NZ Holiday Advert with Lucy Lawless 1994

The following is a tv commercial advertising Lucy’s Air New Zealand Holidays Show on NZ TV One 28 April 1994.

Watch Video

 

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Shell Petrol Lucy Lawless Advert 1988

The following is a tv commercial for Shell Petrol Stations in New Zealand. Possibly around 1988 but uncertain.

Watch Video

 

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ASB Bank Advert #1 Lucy Lawless 1988

Lucy TV Commercial from NZ Bank ASB #1 – 1988


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ASB Bank Advert #2 Lucy Lawless 1988

Lucy in New Zealand Bank ASB Advert #2 – 1988


Watch Video

 

See more Lucy promos/commercials/psa on AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Advert / Promo Videos


 

 

29 June 2010

Lucy Interview Entertainment Tonight 29 December 2003

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This is the final interview related to Lucy's 2004 movie Eurotrip. Lucy is interviewed on Entertainment Tonight 29 December 2003. Lucy chats about the role and mentions how she went shopping.

Watch Video Here

You can view screencaptures from the interview

You can watch more Lucy interviews and screencaptures from the movie on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Eurotrip Movie Page


 

 

29 June 2010

Guardian UK Reviews Spartacus Blood and Sand


ImageThe Guardian UK newspaper has a great review of Spartacus...don't you just love it when they fully expect to hate it and they turn around and love it? All they need to do is give the show a fair go. Off my soap box...here is part of the review:


Have you been watching … Spartacus: Blood and Sand?

The gore is ludicrously OTT and the characters unlikable, but this is a terrific show – compelling, smart and funny

"The real acting honours are nabbed fair and square by John Hannah and Lucy Lawless as decadent, conniving couple Batiatus and Lucretia. Former Xena Warrior Princess Lawless is back on familiar turf: a TV show shot in New Zealand with a lot of swordplay and produced (along with Sam Raimi) by her husband Robert Tapert. Both Lawless and Hannah sink their teeth into some meaty dialogue while chewing up as much scenery as possible. It's no surprise that the pair are booked for a spinoff prequel show."

The friction between the cellar-dwelling gladiatori slaves and their Roman masters living above gives Spartacus a weird bloodsoaked Upstairs Downstairs feeling. It's amazing just how compelling this show is. It started to gain pace around episode four and the final episode, with the title Kill Them All, is a real stunner, a hellish ending to a show that offers more than just gore.

Read full review



 

 

29 June 2010

Lucy Interview Jimmy Kimmel Show 13 Feb 2004

ImageLucy is interviewed on the Jimmy Kimmel Show about her new movie Eurotrip on 13 Feb 2004.

You can view screencaptures from the interview

You can watch the video here

You can watch more Lucy interviews and screencaptures from the movie on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Eurotrip Movie Page


 

 

29 June 2010

Lucy Interview On Air With Ryan Seacrest 20 Feb 2004

ImageOn Air with Ryan Seacrest. Lucy is interviewed about her new movie Eurotrip on Ryan's show on 20 February 2004

Screencaptures from this interview can be found here

Behind The Scene on Air with Ryan Seacrest can be found here

Video of the interview can be found here

For more news, images, screencaptures and video clips from Eurotrip, visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Eurotrip Movie Page


 

 

28 June 2010

Comic Con Ticket Sale From SDCC Unofficial Blog

For those thinking of going to see Lucy and the rest of Sparty cast at Comic Con, the unofficial Comic Con Blog has an interesting blog post about the upcoming sale of newly released tickets which are going on sale today (click here to find out more about these tickets)

The first catch is that all of the hotels available are moderately far from the convention center. They’re all around 10-12 minutes driving to the Con and this means about 20 minutes with SDCC traffic. There will be a shuttle service provided that is fairly reliable and has a great variety of times that will make this less of an issue. The second catch is that the tickets/rooms are all very expensive and much more then what most people payed when hotels first went up. Basically, if you’re looking to go and don’t have tickets or hotels this is an awesome solution. If you’re a person who already has a hotel and thinks these might be better though, they probably aren’t. So make sure to head to the link here if you’re interested. Read More (Reported by Barbara Davies)

Catch up with the latest news about the upcoming Spartacus Cast Panel at Comic Con on AUSXIP Spartacus Comic Con Event Page


 

 

28 June 2010

Eurotrip Movie Page & Video Clips

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In honour of Lucy's current Eurotrip, I've been working on redesigning the movie site for the movie Eurotrip she did in 2004, as Madam Vandersexx.

The site contains: Fan Reviews | Cast Information | Screencaptures from the movie and interviews | Promo Pics | Premiere photos and Video

The movie site can be found here

Also added the following videos to AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless Channel - Eurotrip Section

- Eurotrip Clip - Lucy's Role Only - Madam Vandersexx
- Lucy Lawless Talks about her character Madam Vandersexx
- Eurotrip Outtakes Reel with Lucy Lawless
- Lucy Lawless talks to The Inside Reel about shooting in Prague, beautiful models, slapping around her co-stars and her good girl intentions in regards to her new film, Eurotrip
- Entertainers - 3 July 2004 - Lucy chats about why she did Eurotrp, what the movie is about.
- Extra 22 February 2004 - Lucy interviewed about Eurotrip


 

 

28 June 2010

Lucy Pays Homage To Michael Jackson

ImageLucy has been asked to do alot of things at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. She's been asked about her favourite birthday gift, to quoting a Xena line (loving warrior sweat in the morning) to being interviewed about everything. This is something different. She was asked to sing a snippet of a Michael Jackson song. Michael passed away a year ago.

Lucy sings "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" - so cute. You can find Lucy amongst the other singing stars from Monte-Carlo at 1:24 minutes into the video clip. Many thanks to Leetchi from AUSXIP Talking Xena Lucy Chat for the link.

Source


 

 

28 June 2010

Lucy Interview with Ariane Transcript & Repeat Dates

ImageIf you didn't catch Lucy's interview with Ariane yesterday, the interview will be repeated on the following days. You can also read the transcript of the interview (translated into English from German)

Repeat: 29 June - 9.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Repeat: 1 July - 9.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Repeat: 3 July - 9.00 pm - 9.30 pm


The server address for the Lucy Lawless Interview is here

You can read the transcript of the interview on AUSXIP Talking Xena Lucy Chat

You can watch a short video of Lucy with Ariane goofing around here (with the English and German translation)



 

 

28 June 2010

Philippines Daily Inquirer 28 June 2010

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Philippines Daily Inquirer 28 June 2010 has a brief mention of Spartacus which is due to air in the Phillipines on 10 July at 10 pm

“SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND,” A SERIES that focuses on a Thracian gladiator who led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic, premieres on July 10 at 10 p.m., with back-to-back episodes airing on Saturdays on MAX.

The series is a mix of live action, graphic novel effects and brutal battle sequences and stars Andy Whitfield as Spartacus, Lucy Lawless as Lucretia, John Hannah as Batiatus and PeterMensah as Doctore.

You can read more articles/interviews on AUSXIP Spartacus Press section.


 

 

28 June 2010

Prequel Title Confirmed - Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena

ImageThe title for the Spartacus Prequel has been confirmed on the Official Spartacus Facebook Page as Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

The following comment was posted on it by the owner/moderator in a thread about the title of the Prequel:

Spartacus: That is correct. The prequel is titled Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

(Reported by Barbara Davies)


 

 

27 June 2010

The Rainbow Warrior Video & Movie Page

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Updated the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Rainbow Warrior Movie Page:

“Rainbow Warrior” was the name of a real-life Greenpeace vessel, which embarked upon a worldwide pro-ecological mission in the early 1980s. While docked in New Zealand in 1985, the Rainbow Warior was destroyed by a bomb, and a crew member was killed. In this dramatization, Sam Neill and Jon Voight play two polar opposites-a hardbitten cop and a eco-activist, respectively–who team up to track down the bomber.

Lucy Lawless plays the role of Jane Redmund, a crew member of the Rainbow Warrior.

Jane Redmond was the fictional character but the role was based on Bunny McDiarmid, a crewmember of the Rainbow Warrior. Bunny is now still in Greenpeace but is the Executive Director of Greenpeace New Zealand.

Bunny and Lucy worked together during the 2009 Greenpeace Sign On Campaign.

View AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Rainbow Warrior Movie Page for screencaptures, movie credits, a history of the Rainbow Warrior and video


 

 

27 June 2010

Comic Con Ticket & Hotel Special

Want to go to Comic Con? All tickets have been sold out for all four days but the Comic Con organisers have created some special packages.

Starting Monday June 28 (Tuesday 29 for those in the Southern Hemisphere) you can have a chance to get tickets to this mega event and also get the chance to watch the Sparty panel with Lucy, Andy, Viva, John and Steven.

A limited number of 4-Day Memberships passes have just become available as part of a hotel stay package. Simply book 3 or more nights to be eligible. These membership packages will go fast, so get yours today!

Membership Packages are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Memberships include preview night.
How to secure your 4-Day Membership passes:

1. Book a minimum of 3 nights at one of the above hotels. Stay must include the night of Thursday, July 22nd. Additional nights are available at the Comic-Con convention rate which will increase the package price.
2. Adult 4-Day Membership** passes are $100 per person and will be reflected in your hotel room rate for the night of July 22nd.
3. Maximum of 4 memberships per room. All guest names must be on the reservation. Each membership is good for one adult entry into Comic-Con.
4. Full prepayment is required at time of booking. Charges are non-refundable.
5. Room reservations and memberships are non-transferable.

** Memberships are subject to adjustment for Juniors on site during the Convention.

See more here


 

 

26 June 2010

Lucy Video 1990 Shark In The Park

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Lucy had a small role in the NZ show Shark In the Park in 1990.

Season 1 – Episode 3: Double Or Quits

A gritty urban drama portraying the personal and professional lives of a group of Wellington police officers. This classic local drama series features such guest stars as Michael Hurst, Lucy Lawless and Karl Urban at the beginning of their careers.

Watch Video | View Screencaptures


 

 

26 June 2010

Lucy at Dachau & Lake Como

ImageLucy is still on her Eurotrip and this time she has sent in news about her visiting Lake Como in Italy (gorgeous photo from the hotel).

She also visited Dachau Concentration Camp. In a very moving visit, Lucy writes about the journey there and also a chance meeting with Holocaust Museum directors from Melbourne (in the state of Victoria in Australia).

Dachau concentration camp (German: Konzentrationslager (KZ) Dachau, IPA: [?daxa?]) was the first Nazi concentration camp opened in Germany, located on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory near the medieval town of Dachau, about 16 km (9.9 mi) northwest of Munich in the state of Bavaria, which is located in southern Germany.

Read Lucy's Blog Post


 

 

26 June 2010

Fantastic Lucy & Rob Tribute Video

Found on youtube today (thanks Jo!) A fantastic tribute to Lucy and Rob.



 

 

26 June 2010

Lucy on I Want My Gay TV 26 June 2010

The Paley Center Presents ‘I Want My Gay TV’!

The Paley Center for Media with SIRIUS XM Radio celebrates 2010 Pride Weekend in New York with the launch of “I Want My Gay TV!”—an interactive paleycenter.org web exclusive featuring classic clips from the Paley Center’s extensive collection combined with audio excerpts from SIRIUS XM’s audio documentary I Want My Gay TV: The LGBT History Of Television.

The Paley Center offers this unique web experience that combines excerpts from the documentary’s interviews matched up with clips from the programs they discussed.

The commentators include comedienne-talk show host Rosie O'Donnell, writer Bruce Vilanch, actor Dan Butler, actress Lucy Lawless, writer Marc Cherry and entertainer RuPaul.

SIRIUS XM will also air encore presentations of I Want My Gay TV: The LGBT History Of Television on June 26 from 7-10 p.m. ET and June 27 from 6- 9 p.m. ET on OutQ, SIRIUS channel 109 and XM channel 98.

Source


 

 

25 June 2010

More Photos of Lucy from Monte-Carlo TV Festival

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Here are some more gorgeous photos of Lucy from the Monte-Carlo Television Festival.

Click here to view

(Reported by Adi)


Catch up with latest news, video, reports and photos from the Monte-Carlo TV Festival on the AUSXIP Spartacus Monte-Carlo Television Festival Event Page


 

 

24 June 2010

New Starz Show Promo With Spartacus Cast

Image There is a brand new Starz Promo featuring some of their shows including the Spartacus cast looking very 21st Century.

Lucy, John, Peter, Manu, Viva, Andy & Erin star in this commercial. Screencaptures by MaryD

There is a story behind this video where Lucy described John making people laugh during the shooting of this video.

Click here to view screencaptures

Here is the video
(link sent in by Barbara Davies)

The video takes a little time to load but it's worth the wait

STARZ Network Promo- ORIGINALS- (RED CAM)HD
from Tony Molina Cinematographer on Vimeo.


 

 

24 June 2010

Lucy in BSG Episode Stills Season 4 Episode 9 Second Batch

ImageUploaded the second batch of 12 episode stills from the Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Episode 9 The Hub.

Episode Synopsis: Viper pilots and Cylon rebels forge a strategy against the Resurrection Hub. Original Air Date: Jun 6, 2008


Click here to view images (new images on Page 2 and 3)


 

 

23 June 2010

Lucy Interview with Ariane - Update

ImageAriane has sent me a note about how best to listen to the interview

First: 27 June - 9.00 pm - 9.30 pm

Repeat: 29 June - 9.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Repeat: 1 July - 9.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Repeat: 3 July - 9.00 pm - 9.30 pm

Here is the server address for the Lucy Lawless Interview:

http://rock_pop.radio-vhr.de

You can give the address in every Browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc).

It will open a player, that you've installed. It's a M3U - file. And the Explorer will ask you, with which system do you want to open it.

This is the best way to listen to the show directly. And you don't have to open any website.

Best
Ariane Kranz

P.S.: Be warned. This is not really an interview. More: two giggly women...

You can watch a short video of Lucy with Ariane goofing around here (with the English and German translation)


 

 

23 June 2010

Lucy BSG Episode Stills For Season 4 Episode 09 The Hub

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Added 12 new episode stills from Battlestar Galactica Season 4, Episode 9

The Hub
Season 4, Episode 9

Episode Synopsis: Viper pilots and Cylon rebels forge a strategy against the Resurrection Hub. Original Air Date: Jun 6, 2008


Click here to view images


 

 

23 June 2010

Lucy as Lysia Artwork to Hercules & The Amazon Women Movie Page

ImageAdded a gorgeous art piece from Carpe Chakram of Lucy as Lysia, Amazon Warrior & Enforcer from the movie Hercules & The Amazon Women.



Check it out here


 

 

23 June 2010

New Lucretia Artwork by Beatriz

Image Beatriz has sent in another beautiful portrait from the Spartacus Cast. This time it's Lucy Lawless as Lucretia

Click here to view larger artwork

 

You can also view Beatriz's other hand drawn art in her Spartacus Artwork Gallery


 

 

22 June 2010

Lucy & Peter Video Interview Screenrush.co.uk

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Lucy and Peter were interview for Screenrush.co.uk from the Monte-Carlo Television Festival.

Click here to watch video

(Reported by Barbara Davies)


 

 

22 June 2010

Lucy in Hercules & The Amazon Women Movie Page

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Added a movie page for the 1994 movie Hercules & The Amazon Women. Lucy was Lysia, the Amazon Enforcer.

View Main Movie Page which features Screencaptures | Video | Cast Information | Purchase DVD | Movie Stills


 

 

21 June 2010

Lucy Invading France - Official Site Updated

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Lucy is looking VERY relaxed as she travels all over Europe. She sent in her latest blog with a bunch of pictures. Sharon posted the following on Lucy's official site:

Paris, Burgundy, a Swiss forest, Chateauneuf, Abbaye de la Bussiere, and a piano bar in the National in Lucerne. Lucy is hot-footing it all over France. Check her website for the photos and blog she just sent.

Click here for view photos & read blog


 

 

21 June 2010

Xena Promotional Images

ImageAdded Lucy as Xena Promotional Photoshoot images to the Xena Galleries. Over the coming days I'll be adding more scanned images.


Galleries:

- Xena
- Xena & Gabrielle


 

 

20 June 2010

Lucy Video 1993 Typhon's People Movie

ImageLucy in the 1993 Movie Typhon’s People along with Michael Hurst.

Role: Mink Tertius

View Video Clip

In the shadowy world of genetic research some secrets can be worth more than life itself. Just as he is about to unveil his results, scientist David Typhon is assassinated. International powers zero in on his closely-guarded research station in remote New Zealand. Half a world away, Cato Macgill is irresistibly drawn to trace the threads which link him, body and soul, to Typhon’’s bizarre experiment. Who are these perfect children, these eerily perfect people? What sinister powers do they possess? And how is he connected to them? Aided by the beautiful and mysterious Maia, Macgill sets out on a deadly quest to uncover the haunting truth about Typhon’s People.

For more on Typhon’s People : Screencaptures and how to purchase the DVD go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Typhon’s People Movie page


 

 

20 June 2010

Spartacus Cast Training Day With Fitness Instructor Bev

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Bev Ratcliff, a fitness instructor, has photos of the Spartacus Cast: Andy, Peter, Lesley-Ann, Erin, Katrina and Lucy on her site which are pretty cool.

Bev trained the cast during their grueling Spartacus PR tour last January.

Bev Ratcliff, the fitness instructor, arranged free weights on a slab of artificial turf, got on all fours and started yelling instructions according the article in the NYTimes

Check out the photos on Bev's Site
(Reported by Barbara Davies)


 

 

19 June 2010

Lucy Lawless Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Episode Stills

ImageAdded four new images to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Battlestar Galactica subsite for the 4th and final season of Battlestar Galactica.

Lucy guest starred on the mega hit show Battlestar Galactica in Seasons 2-4.

Click here to view images

Click here to view Season 2 and Season 3 Images


 

 

19 June 2010

Lucy & Peter Video From Monte Carlo for ElleadoreTV

ImageLucy and Peter are chatting to ElleadoreTV.com about their best birthday present at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

It's a combined video along with other guests at the event.

They can be seen at:

Lucy at 0:10
Lucy at 2:04
Peter at 2:19

Reported by Adi


 

 

18 June 2010

Lucy and Peter Video Posing For Media at Monte-Carlo

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There is a great video of Lucy and Peter posing for the media during the Monte-Carlo Television Festival.(Reported by Colleen)

Click here to watch


Catch up with latest news, video, reports and photos from the Monte-Carlo TV Festival on the AUSXIP Spartacus Monte-Carlo Television Festival Event Page





 

 

18 June 2010

Early Pic of Lucy Lawless

This is an early pic of Lucy (I'm guessing sometime around the time she did Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior (1993) or Typhon's People days...
(twitter pic on the left, Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior on the right)
(or I could be totally wrong..it's a lovely picture - Link Reported by Barbara Davies)

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Click here to view on Twitter

Click here to view Lucy in Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior


 

 

18 June 2010

Lucy and Peter Sighting on Hollywood News Video

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Lucy and Peter have been spotted behind the main interviews conducted by TV Guide Hollywood News.

You can spot them around 1:09 into the video clip through to 1:14.
(Reported by Barbara Davies)

Catch up with latest news, video, reports and photos from the Monte-Carlo TV Festival on the AUSXIP Spartacus Monte-Carlo Television Festival Event Page

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18 June 2010

Upcoming Lucy Interview with Ariane Kranz Radio Show

Roland from Music & Media Promotion has sent me a note on the upcoming Lucy interview with Ariane Kranz. The interview will be broadcast on the following dates. The recordings are a little in German and more in English, embedded in a "30 Minute Special" outside of the normal Stars & Stories Radio Show. The interview will be on the Stars & Stories Radio Show site and also on AUSXIP.

First: Sunday, 27 June - 9.00 pm - 9.30 pm

Repeat of the show: Tuesday, 29 June - 9.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Repeat of the show: Thursday, 1 July - 9.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Repeat of the show: Saturday, 3 July - 9.00 pm - 9.30 pm

You can watch a short video of Lucy with Ariane goofing around here (with the English and German translation)


 

 

17 June 2010

Lucy Confirmed for 2010 Comic Con Starz Press Release

Lucy is heading to Comic Con with the Spartacus cast which includes Andy, John, Viva and Steven. The following press release was just issued by Starz Entertainment

Here's the press release from Starz

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

"SPARTACUS" RETURNS TO COMIC-CON!!

ANDY WHITFIELD, JOHN HANNAH, VIVA BIANCA AND LUCY LAWLESS WILL TOUT STARZ ORIGINAL HIT SERIES

Beverly Hills, Calif. - June 16, 2010 - Fresh from a triumphant first season on the Starz original series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," stars Andy Whitfield (Spartacus), Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), John Hannah (Batiatus), Viva Bianca (Ilythia), and Executive Producer and Head Writer Steven S. DeKnight will appear on a panel at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 23. The day ends with a Spartacus-sponsored late night "Wrath of Con" party where the stars will be in attendance.

Whitfield and Bianca's first San Diego appearance will be joined by Comic-Con veterans Lawless, Hannah and DeKnight.  The team will discuss the unique narrative approach to the ancient legend as well as giving the fans a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming Spartacus prequel, which begins filming in New Zealand this August.

Read More


 

 

16 June 2010

Lucy and Peter Photos From Monte-Carlo by Corinna

ImageImageBarbara Bruno sent me a link to her Italian Lucy site which features some GORGEOUS Lucy and Peter photos taken at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. The photographer is Corinna.


Click here to view the images

Catch up with latest news, video, reports and photos from the Monte-Carlo TV Festival on the AUSXIP Spartacus Monte-Carlo Television Festival Event Page


 

 

15 June 2010

Lucy Lawless Origo(teve) Hungarian Interview - English Translation

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(Origo)teve has an interview with Lucy which was posted 14 June 2010. The interview is in Hungarian. Mesh has translated the interview into English

[Origo]teve Interview with Lucy Lawless
14 June 2010

We know Lucy Lawless as the title character of Xena, audiences can currently see her starring on HBO’s Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Thanks to HBO Hungary we travelled to the 50th Monte Carlo Television Festival, where we sat down for a chat with the actress. In the ten minutes allocated to us, she told us that she wouldn’t for the world have lived in the “dark and stinky” ancient times, but she respects the TV company that dared tackle a Roman themed show that is rather violent and erotic. Lawless is satisfies with her Hungarian voice double, Anna Orosz – at least visually. (I’m guessing she met her, but hasn’t heard her? Or is this a joke, that she likes how Xena looks in any language? LOL)

Read Full Interview


 

 

15 June 2010

Lucy in Monte-Carlo Photo Update

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Added 3 new medium resolution images from the closing ceremony at Monte-Carlo from Wire Image. View those images here

I have also posted the high resolution images from the Photocall/photoshoot and the Closing Ceremony as well for those that haven't been able to downlaod them.

View those images here

LINKED PHOTOS

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There is a beautiful photo of Lucy on TelePoche's Photos on Facebook. Click here to view (Reported by Adi)


 

 

15 June 2010

Lucy Interview With SeriesLive - English Translation

ImageLucy was interviewed by the French site SeriesLive.com on 14 June 2010. The interview is in French but Valerie translated it for us non-French speakers to enjoy. Submitted by Valerie and Adi.

Lucy Lawless: "Critics are too uptight for Spartacus!" Serieslive.com
14 June 2010

The actress divulges that she will be back in the prequel and in season 2 of Spartacus.

Irresistible Lucy Lawless ! It’ an amazing actress that we’ve discovered this morning at the Monte Carlo festival. Smouldering (glowing) eyes, femme fatale, funny and warm: an incredible “little” woman (affectionate in French).

Read Full Article


 

 

14 June 2010

Lucy and Ariane Kranz Monte Carlo TV Festival Video + Translation

I received a lovely note from Roland from Music & Media Promotion alerting me to a video they have just posted on YouTube. It's a short clip of Lucy Lawless and Ariane Kranz goofing around. Lucy is talking German.
Roland was kind enough to send me the translation in English and in German (see below the video)

Lucy: We are doing a movie.
Ariane: My ugly eyes ...
Lucy: Oh no no...
Ariane: No no no no - so Frau Kranz ...
Lucy: Ariane, hold on, hold on!
She said that she had ugly eyes, but I do not agree with it, but now we both have our glasses on and we are so mysterious.
Ariane: Mysterious.
Lucy: We are a spy ... spies.
Ariane: I tremble, you make it, you take the camera, I tremble.
Lucy: Should I interview you? I'm doing the interview.
Ariane: You don't have to interview me. I have nothing to tell.
Lucy: But now ... UGLY EYES!
No, not at all, not at all ... She is quite strange ...

and in German

Lucy: Wir machen ein Movie.
Ariane: My ugly eyes ...
Lucy: Oh no no...
Ariane: No no no no - so Frau Kranz ...
Lucy: Ariane, warte mal, warte mal!
Sie sagte, das sie hässliche Augen hätte, aber ich stimme nicht dazu, aber jetzt haben wir beide unsere Brillen an und wir sind so mysteriös.
Ariane: Mysterious.
Lucy: Wir sind Spionin ... Spioninnen.
Ariane: Ich zittere, mach du mal, nimm du mal die Kamera, ich zittere.
Lucy: Soll ich dich interviewen? Ich mache das Interview.
Ariane: Du brauchst mich nicht zu interviewen, ich habe ja gar nichts zu erzählen.
Lucy: Jetzt ist aber ... HeSLICHE AUGEN!
Nein, gar nicht, gar nicht ... Sie ist ganz komisch ...


 

 

14 June 2010

Xena S1 E24 Xena Battles To Save Gabrielle's Life

ImageSeason 1 Episode 24: Is There A Doctor In The House - Xena Battles To Save Gabrielle's Life

This was one of the best episodes in the entire series. In this standout moment from an episode which was a standout for Season 1, Xena won’t / can’t let Gabrielle die. Lucy Lawless is simply OUTSTANDING in this episode and in this scene. Gabrielle is wounded and dies from her injuries. Xena refuses to give up in fighting for Gabrielle’s life. Even when all hope is gone, she continues to plead, yell, give CPR and in the end pounds on Gabrielle’s chest in order to get her to come back. It works. Gabrielle is revived.

Watch Video | Episode Promo | Montage | Review | Screengrabs |

Episode Stills

From the AUSXIP Review by SLK

It is one of the most powerful things I have ever seen on television, the moment where Gabrielle sucks in her first breath after an interminable amount of angst, tears, threats and pleas of “don’t die” from Xena – in the performance of Lucy Lawless’s life.

While everyone else around would have given up, only Xena, the one who loves her, hangs in there as she has nothing else to live for. Few of those gathered around watching would have come away with any other opinion that day than Xena the all-conquering Warrior Princess of Amphipolis loves Gabrielle the bard of Poteideia.

The reason so many fans love this episode really comes down to just these few minutes. The payoff is so exceptional, and the performances so moving it puts the show just briefly into a whole other stratosphere.

Read The Full Review

It’s a stunningly powerful scene showcasing Lucy’s acting. During a Xena Marathon hosted by Lucy she said:

This was one of my absolute favorites from the first series, and I’m still very proud of it.
Reference


 

 

13 June 2010

New Lucy Message on Official Site

ImageLucy has sent in a new mesage about Monte-Carlo and travelling all over Europe.

Peter and I had a terrific time in Monte. Since we have come so far, it would be a shame not to see a bit of Europe. I have not been here in years. I am sending a couple of holiday snaps so anyone who's interested can play Where's Waldo?

Read Full Message


 

 

13 June 2010

Lucy & Peter Video Highlights 50th Monte-Carlo Television Festival

ImageThese are the highlights from the official video highlights reel as produced by the 50th Monte-Carlo Television Festival.

The video has been edited to show only Lucy Lawless and Peter Mensah with permission from the organisers.


Click here to watch

Catch up with latest news, video, reports and photos from the Monte-Carlo TV Festival on the AUSXIP Spartacus Monte-Carlo Television Festival Event Page


 

 

13 June 2010

Lucy and Peter Video Interview Orange Cinema Series

Image Orange Cinema Series - Cinemax has a very lengthy interview with Lucy and Peter from the Monte-Carlo TV Festival. It's in French but Lucy and Peter respond in English and it gets translated. The interview takes place a quarter of the way in. (reported by Adi)

VIDEO

The interview starts at 15:00 minutes and ends at 26:00 minutes spanning three different interviews. Lucy and Peter are followed by the cast of Glee. Click here to view

SCREENCAPTURES

Created some screencaptures of Lucy and Peter from the French interview on Orange TV. Click here to view

Catch up with latest news, video, reports and photos from the Monte-Carlo TV Festival on the AUSXIP Spartacus Monte-Carlo Television Festival Event Page


 

 

13 June 2010

More Lucy & Peter Pics from Monte-Carlo

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ImageMore pics of Lucy and Peter from the Monte-Carlo Television Festival 9-10 June 2010

Clicking on the thumbnails will take you to the hosting site for the pics. (Reported by Adi)

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Catch up with latest news, video, reports and photos from the Monte-Carlo TV Festival on the AUSXIP Spartacus Monte-Carlo Television Festival Event Page


 

 

13 June 2010

Lucy Lawless Star Vegetarian Sunday Star Times 13 June 2010

The Sunday Star Times has an article about how kiwis should go vegetarian for the sake of the planet according to a United Nations environment scientists.

In the article they list three Kiwi celebrities who are vegetarians and also high profile advocates for the environment. Lucy is listed as one of them.

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Star Vegetarians - Lucy Lawless
Sunday Star Times 13 June 2010

The call to eat less meat has already been taken to heart by many Kiwi celebrities – some of whom have become high-profile advocates for the environment. Actors Robyn Malcolm and Lucy Lawless are vegetarians and active campaigners for animal rights and Greenpeace. So too are Shortland Street star Angela Bloomfield, comedian Jaquie Brown and Kiwi singer Hayley Westenra.

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12 June 2010

Lucy & Peter Full Press Interview Video

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CineTVBuzz sent me a note to alert me they have posted the full interview from the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. Lucy and Peter field questions from journalists about Spartacus.

Click here to view


Catch up with latest news, reports and photos from the Monte-Carlo TV Festival on the AUSXIP Spartacus Monte-Carlo Television Festival Event Page


 

 

12 June 2010

Video Links for Lucy & Peter at Monto-Carlo TV Festival

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Here are some video highlights of the Monte-Carlo TV Festival. Lucy and Peter are briefly seen and in the first video, Peter talks about the show and the blood and Lucy talks about Andy and how well he is now.


- Lucy and Peter talk about Spartacus and Andy
- Official Monte-Carlo TV Festival Video Part 1 (Lucy and Peter are at about 2:15 minutes into the video)-
- Official Monte-Carlo TV Festival Video - Best of 10 June

Catch up with latest news, reports and photos from the Monte-Carlo TV Festival on the AUSXIP Spartacus Monte-Carlo Television Festival Event Page


 

 

12 June 2010

High Resolution Lucy and Peter Photocall Photos

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The high resolution photos of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival photocall / photoshoot have been posted on the Wim Heitinga's Celebrities Blog site.

These contain all the high resolution images from the photocall. Absolutely gorgeous.

Click here to view

To read the reports and view other photos from the event go to AUSXIP Spartacus Monte-Carlo Television Festival event page


 

 

12 June 2010

Lucy and Peter Photos & Reports by Barbara Bruno

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Barbara Bruno attended the 2010 Monte-Carlo Television Festival and got the opportunity to meet with Lucy and Peter. She has sent in her reports of the meetings for the 9th June and the 10th June along with some gorgeous photos

Read the reports and view the pictures on the AUSXIP Spartacus Monte-Carlo Television Festival Event Page


 

 

11 June 2010

Lucy & Peter Photos Closing Ceremony

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Added five images of Lucy and Peter from the closing ceremony of the 2010 Monte-Carlo Television Festival in addition the photoshoot.

Click here to view

The AUSXIP Spartacus 2010 Monte-Carlo Television Festival event page will be updated with links, images and other multimedia


 

 

11 June 2010

Lucy & Peter Press Interview Audio Highlights

ImageThe following are highlights from the interview Lucy and Peter did for the press during the 2010 Monte Carlo Television Festival. The audio file can be found here (bottom of the page).

The transcript and audio contains MINOR spoilers for the prequel and Season 2.

Lucy Lawless and Peter Mensah Interview Highlight 10 June 2010 by MaryD

- Lucy says Lucretia in Season 2 engages in behaviour so bad that Lucy didn't think was possible. (Season 2)

- Lucy and Peter were asked for set stories
Peter: "have you seen John Hannah naked?"
Lucy: Told the story about John's sense of humour and keeping everyone laughing.

- Peter was asked about his stunt work. Peter said he does his own stunts but there is a brilliant stunt crew that keep them are all safe.


 

 

11 June 2010

Lucy & Peter At Monte-Carlo Television Festival Images & Audio

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Lucy and Peter attended the 2010 Monte-Carlo Television Festival on 9-10 June 2010. The 2010 Monte-Carlo Event page has been created which has all the image and audio links for this event.

Also available are photos hosted on AUSXIP and a 25 minute audio interview that was held for the press with Lucy and Peter.

The AUSXIP Spartacus 2010 Monte-Carlo Television Festival event page will be updated with links, images and other multimedia as they come in.

News just in: Barbara Bruno reports that Lucy did not win the award for best actress for Spartacus (?!).

Reported by: Lori Boyles, Barbara Davies, Barbara Bruno & Adi

Click to view


 

 

10 June 2010

Lucy and Peter at Monte-Carlo TV Festival First Report

Barbara Bruno sent me a short report of meeting Lucy and Peter at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. Barbara will be sending photos to share on AUSXIP soon.

I just came back from a beautiful evening where I met Lucy and Peter Mensah. I took some pictures of them before, during and after the interview for Orange Cinema where they promoted Spartacus. I couldn't do any video as the audio was not available to the public. Lucy wore a beautiful red dress and shoes with high heels. She looked stunning. Tomorrow I am going to be at the award ceremony and hopefully I'll get more pictures.

Stay tuned...


 

 

10 June 2010

New Section Spartacus Events Page

AUSXIP Spartacus has a new section to bring together all the promotional events related to the show. You will now be able to find the various events in one easy location rather than searching through the archives for the event information.

Go to AUSXIP Spartacus Events Page

For coverage of Video Interviews and Written Interviews please check the AUSXIP Video Spartacus Interview Channel or the Press Archive

Over the coming days I'm hoping to break down those interviews in the press archive to the individual actors.

For the Video interviews you can access the individual actors by going to: Lucy Lawless | Andy Whitfield | John Hannah | Erin Cummings


 

 

9 June 2010

Cheers to 50 Years Lucy Clip #3

ImageThis is the final clip from the show Cheers To 50 Years featuring Lucy. Many thanks to Jo in New Zealand for the video tape.

Watch Clip #3 | Watch Clip 1 | Watch Clip #2

Report & Promo Pic


 

 

9 June 2010

Monte Carlo Television Festival Schedule & Press Book

ImageLucy and Peter are scheduled to appear at the Monte Carlo Televison Festival on Thursday 10 June between 1:20 pm and 2:00 pm.

The official press book has also been released with the following writeup about the show, Lucy and Peter.

SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND

Not sure what Kirk Douglas makes of it, but one of the surprise hits of the television season has been the Starz drama competition entry: “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” And sex.. Oh, and lots more sex.


 

 

8 June 2010

Lucy At Monte Carlo TV Festival on 10 June - CONFIRMED

Lucy and Peter were due to attend the Monte Carlo Television Festival where Lucy, Andy, John and Spartacus were nominated for awards. There was some speculation that Lucy may not be attending given the passing of her father-in-law, Robert H. Tapert. The funeral is tomorrow (8 June)

According to the following tweet from the the German Radio host of Stars and Stories (see http://www.audioway.de/ ) Lucy is scheduled to be in Monte Carlo on 10 June and seems to be based on the schedule she's received from the TV Festival organisers

http://twitter.com/ArianeKranz

Lucy Lawless: June 10, 2010 – 50th Monte-Carlo Television Festival, 50ème Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo #montecarlo2010 #lucylawless
about 6 hours ago via web (Reported by Barbara Davies)

Received an update from Barbara Bruno who has received confirmation that Lucy will be at the festival on 10 June.

Yesterday I called the TV Festival staff and I asked if Lucy is confirmed, they said yes, Lucy is going to be there the 10th of June. To be sure I asked Sharon too, and she told me Lucy is going to be there for sure.
(Reported by Barbara Bruno)



 

 

8 June 2010

AUSXIP Video Cheers to 50 Years Lucy Clip #2

ImageCheers To 50 Years Lucy Clip #2 which features

- Lucy sings
- Tribute to Kevin Smith
- Lucy can't remember all the Waltons (who can?)
- She's on a winner! :)


For those asking...I will not be putting up the entire show. It's 2 hours and I'm picking the Lucy highlights from it.

Watch Clip #2 | Watch Clip #1


 

 

8 June 2010

AUSXIP Charity Auction Final Donation Amounts

As many of you know the AUSXIP Charity Auction was held in March and I have the final amounts that were raised. This figure blows me away and every time I look at it, I am AMAZED at the generosity of you, the fans. What's even more incredible is that with the global financial situation as it is, you still dug deep and it's an incredible gift. It's not just the financial support but also the moral support from those who couldn't donate but who supported the auction and promoted it. You guys are just the best!

STARSHIP FOUNDATION

Lucy's charity is The Starship Foundation which raises money for Starship Hospital in Auckland.

Total amount raised: $13,110

RENEE O'CONNOR OUTREACH FUND

Renee's charity is The Renee O'Connor Outreach Fund. Renee allocates the money to a worthy cause and this year it was to raise funds for the the earthquakes in Haiti/Chili.

Total amount raised: $3,500

THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY (Crystal Chappell)

This year we added Crystal's chosen charity and a way to raise money for the half marathon Crystal was running (held over the weekend) for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Total amount raised: $1,000

That gives us a grand total of $17,610


 

 

7 June 2010

Lucy on Cheers To 50 Years Video Clip #1

The tape has crossed the ditch and I've had a jolly good time watching this. I have to say I had totally forgotten this KFC ad until I saw it and it brought back SO many memories AND it was the first time I have seen this commercial in colour...back in 1975 we had a small b/w tv...gosh what memories. So much fun. Many thanks to Jo for the video tape!

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Watch Video

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6 June 2010

AUSXIP Video Xena S1 E22 Callisto Firepit Chat

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Season 1 Episode 22 - Callisto
Firepit chat between Xena & Gabrielle

Xena (Lucy Lawless) must battle the fierce woman warrior Callisto (Hudson Leick), who is bent on revenge for the death of her family.

That scene launched a thousand fanfic stories …the firepit scene where Xena reveals to Gabrielle about Cirra. Wow. Gabrielle asks Xena never to return to the bloodlust if anything happened to her. Wow. Simply wow. Xena Warrior Princess, the show, was blessed with two actors who were/are simply incredible. This scene is just superb in an episode that was superb.

Watch clip | Read MaryD’s Episode Recap | Read SLK Review |
Episode Montage #1 #2 | Screencaptures | Episode Stills


 

 

6 June 2010

Xena Episode Recap S1 Ep 22 Callisto

ImageSeason 1 Episode 22 - Callisto

Xena (Lucy Lawless) must battle the fierce woman warrior Callisto (Hudson Leick), who is bent on revenge for the death of her family.

How's that for an introduction to one of Xena's deepest regrets (and she had lots of those) and her soon to be long time adversary who could match her skills. I think the only Xena fanfic story I wrote was a Callisto story (go figure this out... because I haven't been able to...writers hear their characters in their heads and then they write..I could hear Callisto loud and clear. Not quite sure what that said about my state of mind but it was fun.)

Callisto...the child who survived Xena's army and grew to become the deeply damaged warrior. There is something totally fascinating about Hudson Leick in this role. She OWNS it. From the moment you see her on screen she owned that role. Everything about Callisto was fascinating.

Up to this point in the series we didn't see many who could match Xena's warrior skills (Herc doesn't count). Along comes this warrior out of nowhere who not catches Xena chakram but matches Xena's warrior skills. That was mind blowing.

The scene that launched a thousand fanfic stories

ImageThe scene that totally blew everyone away was, of course, the firepit chat.

That scene launched a thousand fanfic stories ...the firepit scene where Xena reveals to Gabrielle about Cirra. Wow. Gabrielle asks Xena never to return to the bloodlust if anything happened to her. Wow. Simply wow. Xena Warrior Princess, the show, was blessed with two actors who were/are simply incredible. This scene is just superb in an episode that was superb.

And before this mini review ends, let's not forget Joxer...the lovable goof. My initial reaction to Joxer so many years ago was that he was the Xena equivalent of a redshirt. I didn't mind him. Didn't mind that he was after Gabrielle either. Poor Joxer was never in the hunt anyway, not with Xena around.

Next Week the DUD of Season 1, Death Mask. Maybe seeing it for the second time will change my mind. Miracles have happened before.

Watch Firechat Clip | Read SLK Review | Episode Montage #1 #2 |

Screencaptures | Episode Stills


 

 

6 June 2010

Xena Episode Promo S1 E03 Dreamworker

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Xena Warrior Princess Episode Promo
S1E03 – Dreamworker

Xena (Lucy Lawless) must enter the magical realm of the Dreamscape to rescue Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor) after she is kidnapped and betrothed to the Dreamgod Morpheus.

Watch Video | Montage | Review | Screengrabs | Episode Stills


 

 

6 June 2010

New Lucy Message About Rob Tapert Snr's Passing

RHTapertPhoto.jpgLucy has posted a new message on her official site about the passing of Robert H. Tapert, her father-in-law who passed away on 02 June 2010.

Rob Tapert Snr passed away this week in Detroit. He was a wonderful, funny man till the end -- a terrific Dad and husband. Rob and all of us were very lucky to have had him. Thanks to all of you for your condolences...


Read full message

Condolences To The Tapert Family, Robert Tapert Senior Passes Away


 

 

5 June 2010

Condolences To The Tapert Family, Robert Tapert Senior Passes Away

RHTapertPhoto.jpgRob father, Mr Robert H. Tapert, passed away on 2 June 2010. The following obituary was posted. My condolences go out to Rob and the Tapert family.

Robert H. Tapert

* BORN: May 10, 1926
* DIED: June 2, 2010
* LOCATION: Saint Clair Shores, MI

Tapert, Robert H. Age 84, of St. Clair Shores died on June 2, 2010. Beloved husband of Patricia for 58 years. Brother of Nancy Barrett (Muellen). predeceased by siblings Mike (Irene), and Jean Dossin (Don). Proud father of Robert (Lucy), Jeff (Laura), Mary Beth Miller (Dennis), and Dorothy Johnson (Randy). Grandfather of 11. Visitation Monday 3:00 - 9:00 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Instate Tuesday from 9:30 am until 10:00 am Funeral Mass at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church 157 Lakeshore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms.

He will be missed by all of us because of his generous soul, devotion to his family, quick wit and storytelling. Mr. Tapert served proudly in the United States Navy during WWII. He served as a crew member on a PT boat in the Pacific Theater. Memorial contributions may be made to CUREPSP, Executive Plaza, 11350 McCormick Rd., Suite 906, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 or the Capuchin Monastery 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207-3496.

http://www.tributes.com/show/Robert-Tapert-88658837


 

 

3 June 2010

Lucy Video From 2009 NZ Music Awards #2

Lucy was a guest presenter at the 2009 NZ Music Awards (see the post from here of the televised presentation Lucy did with Jason Kerrison). This footage was taken by an audience member while Ladyhawke accepted yet another award (she scooped the pool that night)

(reported by Adi)


 

 

3 June 2010

Lucy in Sexiest Women of Fantasy Poll

ImageThe Torch Online is having a poll... The Sexiest Women of Fantasy, 2009-2010. In their selection is Lucy as Lucretia.

They state: Last year, we began what is now officially our annual tradition of the sexiest characters of fantasy. This year, we’re doin’ ya one better — we’re going to let YOU, our readers, decide for yourselves.

The guidelines are simple. One, we are judging characters for their sex appeal, not actors, so even if you happen to find Cate Blanchett the sexiest lady around, I think we can all agree that her turn as Galadriel didn’t exactly turn up the heat.

Two, we are specifically dealing with fantasy characters and not sci-fi, which means that Trinity, Aeon Flux, etc. are out of the running. Superheroes are okay, but we’re mostly going for high fantasy or urban fantasy, a la Legend of the Seeker, True Blood, and the like.

Three, we’re looking for recent entries into the world of fantasy. Basically, the character has to have appeared in an entertainment project released from 2009 to 2010. (Reported by Barbara Davies)

Click here to vote


 

 

3 June 2010

AUSXIP Video - Lucy at 2009 NZ Music Awards

ImageAUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless Channel

Lucy was a guest presenter at the 44th Annual RIANZ Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2009 - 08 October 2009

View Video

Other Multimedia related to this event:

MaryD & Jo Live Blogging The Awards | Photos | Related Posts

Screencaptures


 

 

3 June 2010

AUSXIP Video: S1 E01 Sins of the Past

ImageNow on AUSXIP Video Xena Channel
S1E01 – Sins of the Past / Xena Warrior Princess

Xena (Lucy Lawless) journeys homeward determined to make amends for the sins of her past, but her efforts to begin a new life are challenged by the vengeful warlord Draco (Jay Laga’aia).

Montage | Review | Screengrabs | Episode Stills


 

 

2 June 2010

Lucy On Cheers To 50 Years Report

ImageLucy was on Cheers To 50 Years on New Zealand TV last night and Jo has sent in her review of the show.

Video of Lucy on the show will be posted on AUSXIP as soon as it crosses the ditch.

Read Jo's Report


 

 

1 June 2010

AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless Interview Daily 10

ImageLucy Lawless Interview – Daily 10 (US) TV Show 13 September 2007

Lucy talks about her upcoming guest appearance on Burn Notice (Episode False Flag), her fans and upcoming work. - Watch Video


Also available: Screencaptures