July 2010 Archives

31 July 2010

Spartacus Comic Con Panel Photos by Janna

ImageJanna Longworth has sent me some gorgeous photos from the Spartacus Panel.

You can access the main gallery here
or

Andy | Lucy | John | Viva | Pull Panel | Steven


 

 

30 July 2010

Ausiello Interviews Lucy and The Spartacus Cast

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The much anticipated Ausiello / EW interview with the Spartacus cast: Lucy, John, Viva and Andy is now available to view in two clips on the EW site


You've seen the shocking assault. Now watch the risqué two-part interview that led up to it. [Warning: The following video contains strong language, sexual situations, and actual merkins.

Click here to view interview

 

 

30 July 2010

Spartacus Cast Photos from From Dusk Til Con Party

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More photos from the Starz sponsored Spartacus party From Dusk Til Con which was held on 23 July 2010 at the San Diego Comic Con.

The 944 site has a huge gallery of pics from the event. Check them out here

Reported by Janna


 

 

29 July 2010

Spartacus Press Conference with Lucy, Andy & John 21 July 2010 Photos

Lucy, Andy and John attended a Spartacus Press Conference 21/07/2010 at The Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA United States
It would appear that Viva was not present as there are no photos of her at the conference.

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Andy - 8 Photos | Lucy - 9 Photos | John - 7 Photos


 

 

28 July 2010

Lucy at Round Table Press Interview at Comic Con

The Futon Critic has a Lucy interview from Comic Con at the round table press area. Lucy was interviewed (and it's the same interview as the one that Maureen from the Chicago Tribune had but from a different angle)

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

News reported by Barbara Davies


 

 

27 July 2010

Michael Muller Celebrity Portraits From Comic Con

ImageMichael Muller’s Comic-Con celebrity portraits for Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment Weekly commissioned Michael to shoot portraits during the big Comic-Con convention, which wrapped up yesterday.

Seventy (yes, 70!) of his photographs, taken in a studio that the magazine set up at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, are posted in a gallery at ew.com called “Comic-Con: Three Days of Star Portraits.”

EW columnist Michael Ausiello took it on the chin from Lucy Lawless, who costars in Spartacus: Blood and Sand… View Site

Reported by Barbara Davies


 

 

26 July 2010

The Flick Cast Reviews Spartacus Panel

ImageSDCC10: ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ Panel, Andy Whitfield Talks Prequel, Season 2 Details

It’s no secret that some of us here at The Flickcast are huge Spartacus: Blood and Sand fans, having written about the Starz show during it’s premiere season, covering Andy Whitfield’s battle with a treatable form of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, as well as Starz’ decision to film a 6- episode prequel to buy some time for Andy to recover.

So when Starz announced there would be a SDCC 2010 panel featuring Andy Whitfield and the cast and producers, we knew we’d be there to cover all of the Comic-Con exclusive news and trailers.

Read More

(Reported by Barbara Davies)


 

 

26 July 2010

Spartacus On Aussie TV in August - Press Release

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At long last Spartacus Blood and Sand will hit Aussie shores in August!

Channel 9 has announced that they will be showing Spartacus on their digital channel GO! in August!

Some time ago there were rumours that channel 7 had bought the show and were going to show it on their 7Two digital channel. They didn't and channel 9 did! Wahoo!

Here's the press release!


 

 

26 July 2010

Lucy's Voice on American Dad

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Seth MacFarlane was at Comic Con and revealed that in an upcoming episode of the animated show American Dad, Lucy's voice will be featured. Read about the panel below:

Inside the twisted mind of 'American Dad'
By Nina Garin, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

Seth MacFarlane, also known as Fox's king of animation, was back at Comic-Con on Sunday to promote his other family drama, "American Dad." He previewed the upcoming (and very gory) Christmas episode, but instead of showing the show the way it will look on TV, the first few minutes were shown in raw, black and white form.

The panel gave up some news:

Upcoming guest voices will include Ed Asner, Lucy Lawless , Hayden Panettiere, Shannon Sharpe, and many, many more.Read More

Reported by Barbara Davies


 

 

25 July 2010

Comic Con Lucy Press Video Interview

Maureen from the Chicago Tribune has a Lucy interview up on her YouTube video channel. It appears to be a press interview.

Nothing new in the interview (other than what was actually said on the panel about Lucretia not being dead, coming back better in Season 2,
Lucretia's past being explored in the prequel). Lucy looking fab as usual.
Reported by Barbara Davies


 

 

25 July 2010

AUSXIP Spartacus Comic Con Event Page Updated

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The Spartacus Comic Con Event Page has been updated for easy access to all things Sparty at Comic Con.


Hosted goodies include: photos, video and screencaptures from the fan chat video all easy to locate

Linked goodies include: articles / interviews, video, photos and funny pics of Lucy tormenting Ausiello - easy to find

Click here to access the AUSXIP Spartacus Comic Con Event page


 

 

25 July 2010

Spartacus Panel Videos 1-7 Complete Now Online

I've uploaded all 7 clips now and they are available to view on the AUSXIP Spartacus Video Channel - Comic Con. The clips were created by AUSXIP reporter Lori Boyles. Many thanks to her for doing that and also taking photos (with help from Annie & Kathy). The photos can be found here and the Comic Con Video Page is here


Part 7 – Spartacus Panel at SDCC

Part 7 – Spartacus Panel

Part 7 of the Spartaucs Panel at the 2010 Comic Con (Final Part)

Part 6 – Spartacus Panel at SDCC

Part 6 – Spartacus Panel

Part 6 of the Spartacus Panel at the 2010 Comic Con

Part 5 Spartacus Panel at SDCC

Part 5 Spartacus Panel

Part 5 of the Spartacus Panel at 2010 Comic con

Part 4 – SDCC Spartacus Panel

Part 4 – Spartacus Panel

Part 4 of the Spartacus Panel at the 2010 Comic Con

Part 3 Spartacus Panel at SDCC

Part 3 Spartacus Panel

Part 3 of the Spartacus Panel at the 2010 Comic Con

Part 2 – SDCC Spartacus Panel

Part 2 – Spartacus Panel

Spartacus cast: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, John Hannah, Viva Bianca and Steven DeKnight at Spartacus panel at the 2010 SDCC AUSXIP Video by Lori Boyles

Part 1 Spartacus Panel SDCC – Andy Whitfield Intro

Part 1 Spartacus Panel

Andy Whitfield being introduced to the crowd and interview before rest of the cast is introduced.


 

 

25 July 2010

Ausiello, Lucy and Her "Special Guest"

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This photo had me laughing out loud. Only Lucy would bring her special redheaded friend to an interview. True to her teasing of Ausiello (see below), here is a photo of Lucy, Ausiello and the "special guest" - it sure is red...It's Gretal the Merkin! LOL! After writing about Lucy for the last 14 years I NEVER thought I would be writing about her merkin!!

Click here to view the larger image (this link seems to be a moving feast as new images are added to the gallery, the image number changes)

Michael Ausiello (MichaelAusiello):
In advance of our chat in AM, SPARTACUS' Lucy Lawless is texting me pics of herself modeling merkins. This interview could get hairy. #SDCC

http://twitter.com/MichaelAusiello/status/19291480767


 

 

25 July 2010

Comic Con Cast Interviews & Video Links

Here are the links for interviews and video from Comic Con. I will be adding the individual links later to the Spartacus Press Page but in the meantime here they are all grouped together. This list will be updated as more interviews & video comes through. Reported by Barbara Davies:

Print & Video
Chicago Tribune - Comic-Con interview: 'Spartacus' star Andy Whitfield speaks about his new 'fearlessness' - Continued

Andy Whitfield doesn't often look at "Spartacus" sites or message boards -- as is the case with many actors, he thinks reading the opinions of others can be a distraction.

Print
- TV Squad - 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' ... and Dish at Comic Con
by Michael Maloney, posted Jul 24th 2010 12:45PM The cast of 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' including Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, John Hannah, Viva Bianca and executive producer Stephen S. DeKnight met in rooms 6B, C and F at Comic Con on Friday to talk about the show's upcoming season. Read More

- Personal Blog - I am Spartacus - Today i worked downtown with the cast of the show Spartacus doing makeup for them for comic con. I was incredibly nervous but it turned out to be a lot of fun! The cast was great and super nice. The person i mainly worked with was named Viva Bianca. Read More

- UGO Panel Report - Comic-Con 2010: Spartacus Promises More Blood, Gore and Glory! Stephen DeKnight and the cast prepare us for "great and unfortunate things" in the season ahead. Read More

- Tubular Report on Sparty Panel
Highlights from the Q+A session:

- Fancast ‘Spartacus’ Prequel Promises More Drama, Battles and Creative Cursing - ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand‘ quickly became Starz’s most popular original series...Read More

Video
Comic-Con 2010: Highlights of Spartacus (in five parts):
http://www.youtube.com/user/HomeTheaterForum#p/u/4/Y4aZiukxZeU
http://www.youtube.com/user/HomeTheaterForum#p/u/3/spA5SYALKyM
http://www.youtube.com/user/HomeTheaterForum#p/u/2/D8cEZu8ivJg
http://www.youtube.com/user/HomeTheaterForum#p/u/1/CtlSzJ3ESA8
http://www.youtube.com/user/HomeTheaterForum#p/u/0/pnLMfShLAGE
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25 July 2010

Spartacus Cast Fronts The Media at MySpace & MTV Tower Press Area

Added photos from the press area of Lucy and Viva and then John and Andy. Photographer: Jerod Harris / Wire Image

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Be sure to go to the AUSXIP Spartacus Comic Con Event Page for all the latest news, recaps, screencaptures from the Video Chat, and video from the panel!



 

 

25 July 2010

From Dusk Til Con Party - Photos!

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The Sparty cast attended Poynt Presents From Dusk 'Til Con 2010 July 23, 2010 - Stingaree
San Diego, CA United States

Photos from the event are now on the Spartacus Comic Con Photo Gallery


Be sure to go to the AUSXIP Spartacus Comic Con Event Page for all the latest news, recaps, screencaptures from the Video Chat, and video from the panel!


 

 

25 July 2010

Spartacus Panel at SDCC - More Photos!

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More photos from the Spartacus Panel at SDCC.
Added these to the Spartacus at Comic Con Event section.

The photos were taken by photographer Karl Walter (WireImages / Licenced)


Main Gallery | Andy | Lucy | John | Viva | Steven | Whole Cast

You can also view Lori's Photos from the panel here

Check them out here:

* Andy Whitfield - 10 Photos
* Lucy Lawless - 14 Photos
* John Hannah - 10 Photos
* Viva Bianca - 14 Photos
* Steven DeKnight - 3 Photos

Be sure to go to the AUSXIP Spartacus Comic Con Event Page for all the latest news, recaps, screencaptures from the Video Chat, and video from the panel!


 

 

25 July 2010

Comic Con Photo Links

Okay here comes the links to various photo sites and there are a few. Reported by Adi and Barbara Davies. Will be adding more as they come through:

EW Exclusive Pics
- Lucy
- Lucy, Andy, John & Viva

Panel Pics
- Getty Images
- Zimbio
- Life

Party Pics
- Tweet Photos from Party | Lucy Only | Cast + Jai
- Life
- Getty Images
- AP Images

Meeting the Press
- Getty Images Lucy & Viva
- Getty Images John and Andy #1 and #2

Be sure to go to the AUSXIP Spartacus Comic Con Event Page for all the latest news, recaps, screencaptures from the Video Chat, and video from the panel!


 

 

24 July 2010

Spartacus Video Clips - Spartacus Panel

Here are two more clips (I've combined them) of the start of the panel with introductions to the rest of the cast and get right into the Q&A from the audience. This is the final clip for tonight. The rest of the clips will be added tomorrow.


 

 

24 July 2010

Lucy Photos From the Spartacus Comic Con Panel

ImageLori sent in some gorgeous photos of Lucy from the Comic Con Spartaucs Panel along with the other cast!

Check them out here (Lucy Only)

The rest of the cast + steven

Be sure to go to the AUSXIP Spartacus Comic Con Event Page for all the latest news, recaps and screencaptures from the Video Chat


 

 

24 July 2010

Spartacus Cast Fan Video Chat From Comic Con - Screencaps & Recap

ImageThe video chat was so much fun with Lucy, Andy, John, Viva, Steven and surprise guest Jai! Here's a brief recap of what was discussed.

Click here to view screencaptures of the chat

1. Lucretia does survive and make it into Season 2 (I think we all knew this since Lucy spilled the beans some time ago)

2. One of the new cast members Marisa Ramirez is going to be Oenomaus' (Doctore) wife and her name is Melitta and she also is Lucretia's body slave.

3. Season 2 will see a much more tougher Lucretia and none too nice; Ilithyia and Lucretia will be forced to work together but from how Lucy described Lucretia, you get the feeling she will be out for Roman blood herself.

4. Jai Courtney made a surprise visit without his blond locks but now brown. Still cute.

5. Andy is looking very well although IMO a little skinny.

6. Lucy wants to cop a feel of John (those two are just cool together)

7. Andy wouldn't mind playing Bond or acting in a romantic comedy.

8. They talked about Katrina's role of Mira and how they interracted with Spartacus. Steven mentioned that Mira had never been loved so that's all she wanted from Spartacus (awww).

9. There will be some behind the scenes and deleted scenes in the DVD/Blu-Ray which is coming out in September

There will be photos and video from the panel going up later tonight (as soon as Lori can send them to me...let's hope the hotel connection is good).


 

 

24 July 2010

Spartacus Gods of the Arena Teaser!

Starz has officially released the teaser promo for Spartacus: Gods of the Arena! Roll on January! Goodness I love this show :)


 

 

24 July 2010

Spartacus Prequel News from The Panel

Latest news (from the Panel Tweets by Spartacus_Starz and Moryan) about the prequel.

  • Andy will be seen in the first episode and the last episode of the Prequel
  • John Hannah says producers had considered 2-3 flashback eps to Batiatus' ludus even before Andy's illness. There was a chance to expand
  • Oenomaus wife, Batiatus father -- "Instead of telling you about that in S2 we will show it to you in the prequel" EP Stephen S. DeKnight 5 minutes
  • Lucy on the Prequel "we don't ease into the action, it starts of pretty hot, you fans will like it. All the blood and gore you can handle"
  • Varro not coming back for prequel. They wanted to find a way to bring him in but just could not.
  • We'll see "quite a bit" of Doctore in prequel. He plays major role, DeKnight said. Cool, cuz Oenomaus/PeterMensah is awesome.

 

 

24 July 2010

World Exclusive Video: The cast of 'Spartacus' attacks EW reporter at Comic-Con

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Further to Ausiello's tweets about being assaulted by the Sparty Cast (tough job there Michael) here is the video!

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Read Ausiello's tweets about the "assualt"


 

 

24 July 2010

Ausiello & The Spartacus Cast Pics!

ImageMichael Ausiello was in a bit of a bother today with the Spartacus cast: Lucy, John, Viva and Andy. The following are Ausiello's tweets from his interview with them. Andy is looking great! A little skinny but it sure is great to see him again! Go Andy!

@MichaelAusiello: I was just sexually assaulted by the SPARTACUS cast. I will not be pressing charges. #SDCC http://twitpic.com/27xxlt about 1 hour ago via Seesmic for Android

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More evidence of "the incident." Video coming soon. http://twitpic.com/27xyd1 about 1 hour ago via Twitpic

Be sure to go to the AUSXIP Spartacus Comic Con Event Page for the streaming video and also the chat with Lucy, John, Andy, Viva and Steven.


 

 

23 July 2010

Full Interview Of Lucy On The Kilborn File Now Online

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The full interview with Lucy is now available on The Kilborn File official site.

Part 1 is located here - Lucy shares her European trip highlights including eating too much and gaining a little bit of weight which she has to lose for the Sparty Prequel

Part 2 is located here - Lucy answers 5 questions (which is asked of every guest?) and she does well.


 

 

23 July 2010

Lucy Lawless Teases Michael Ausiello

Following yesterday's news item from Michael Ausiello that he will be interviewing Lucy at Comic Con:

Speaking of which, rumor has it LL is bringing a friend with her to the EW video suite. (Hint: The friend in question was a major topic of conversation during our inaugural chat at last year's Con.)

It seems that "special guest" maybe Lucy's much talked about and never seen (yeay!) merkin. Michael tweeted the following just now. Poor Michael. He has such a tough job.

Michael Ausiello (MichaelAusiello):
In advance of our chat in AM, SPARTACUS' Lucy Lawless is texting me pics of herself modeling merkins. This interview could get hairy. #SDCC

http://twitter.com/MichaelAusiello/status/19291480767



 

 

23 July 2010

New Lucy Music CD, "Please" Released

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Back in 2007, Lucy recorded two songs with the late Pauly Fuemana of OMC.  The first was entitled "4 All Of Us," and can be seen in a music video in the AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless Channel here

The second song was entitled "Please," and is finally available on Amazon.com as a cd single.  The single includes two versions of "4 All Of Us" in addition to the title track, and sells for $9.99 US plus shipping and handling.  Because of the light demand for this title, Amazon does not carry any ready stock, but will order more when there's sufficient interest.  So if you're interested, head on over to the Amazon.com link below, and sign up for email notification (requires an Amazon account.)  When the title is re-stocked, be sure to order quickly while supplies last!  AUSXIP reporter Julie H. assures me that the cd is available, and well worth the effort for serious Lucy fans!
 

 

 

23 July 2010

Spartacus in New Zealand Going PG

ImageContact Music has an article about New Zealand plans to show Spartacus. It seems that NZ will be getting a PG version of the show which doesn't include nudity (there goes 95% of Episode 9 <g>)

Contact Music also has a quote from Lucy "There's a PG version (in New Zealand)."

Some time ago Andy was interviewed and he said that Australia was also getting the PG version which will be screening on Aussie TV by Channel 7 (7Two digital channel - I wonder if channel 7 has heard of Underbelly).


Click here to read Contact Music Article


 

 

23 July 2010

Press Release: Starz/Anchor Bay Entertainment From Dusk 'Til Con 2010 Party

ImageStarz/Anchor Bay Entertainment Present From Dusk 'Til Con 2010!
07.21.10, 07:19 PM EDT


WHAT: From Dusk 'Til Con 2010 - Comic-Con Party Starz/Anchor Bay Entertainment, AMC Theatres and

WHO: Multiplied Media. Talent confirmed includes "Spartacus" creator Steven DeKnight and "Spartacus" Producers Josh Donen and Aaron Lam; cast members Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, John Hannah and Viva Bianca; "True Blood's" Kristin Bauer and Joe Manganiello; "Bailey" cast members '80s teen idol 'Tiffany,' Johnny Galecki ("Big Bang Theory"), Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible), Ming-Na ("E.R."), Ray Park (Star Wars), Chris Judge ("Stargate SG-1"), Brandon Routh (Superman), Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf) and Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty); Altitude stars Kaare Andrews and Jessica Lowndes ("90210"); UFC's Joey Beltran, Antonio Nogueira and Brandon Vera; WEC's Dominick Cruz; Frozendirector Adam Green and star Rileah Vanderbilt; the cast members from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World including Michael Bacall, Satya Bhabha, Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Alison Pill, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Scwartzman, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ellen Wong; Tiffany Amber Thiessen ("White Collar"); Grammy(R) Award-winner Macy Gray; "Chuck's" Zachary Levi, Joshua Gomez and Vik Sahay; "Psych's" James Roday; Mark Hamill (Star Wars); "Dexter's" Julie Benz and C.S. Lee; Eli Roth (InglouriousBasterds); Saul Rubinek ("Warehouse 13"); Rainn Wilson ("The Office"); and Sam Worthington (Avatar).


 

 

23 July 2010

Spartacus Poll - How Much Did You Like Season 1?

Hop on over to AUSXIP TX Spartacus Chat Forum to vote on Spartacus Season 1! The Spartacus Chat forum has been online before the start of Spartacus Season 1 and it's a great place to chat about the show! Check it out. It's the Official AUSXIP Spartacus Forum

How much did you like it?
did it live up to your expectations? live up to its potential?

Click here to vote (you must register first)


 

 

22 July 2010

Lucy On The Kilborn File - Video

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Lucy appeared on The Kilborn File with Craig Kilborn.

Lucy discussed her recent trip to Europe where she went with a friend who was sick and also for gay pride.

 

Video can be found on AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless Channel (via The Daily Beast) or a shorter version which appears TVSquad

News submitted by Lux (AUSXIP Talking Xena Lucy Chat Forum) and Barbara Davies


 

 

22 July 2010

Ausiello to Interview Lucy and Mystery Guest at SDCC

Ausiello will once again interview Lucy who will be bringing a mystery guest with her when they meet again at the San Diego Comic Con. Here is the latest from Ausiello in his regular column at EW:

Question: It's common knowledge that you're going to Comic-Con. But what is not common knowledge is what exactly you'll be doing there. Spill it! --Jason

Ausiello: I don't think I like what you're insinuating. Similar to last year, I will be holed up at Entertainment Weekly's base camp at the [spoiler alert] Hotel conducting non-stop interviews with the casts of The Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Glee, Bones, Spartacus, Castle, etc. Prior to each interview I'll be soliciting questions via my Twitter account -- @michaelausiello -- so Start. Following. Me. Now. And in my down time, I'll be discreetly making my way around the convention floor hoping to get recognized taking in the sights.

Question: Will Lucy Lawless be returning for season 2 of Spartacus: Blood and Sand? I know she was knocking at death's door in the finale, but I'm praying she pulls through! --Jennifer

Ausiello: I'm keeping vigil right next to you, Jen! Unfortunately, I couldn't get a straight answer out of the show's EP, Steven S. DeKnight regarding Lawless' fate. "That's a good question that I can't quite answer yet," he hedged. "But she will be in the prequel. I can guarantee you that." I guess I'll just have to find out for myself later this week when I reunite with Lawless at Comic-Con. Speaking of which, rumor has it LL is bringing a friend with her to the EW video suite. (Hint: The friend in question was a major topic of conversation during our inaugural chat at last year's Con.)

Watch last year's interview

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22 July 2010

Spartacus Live This Friday Submit Your Questions

The Spartacus Fan Chat UStream is now live on the Official Spartacus site. The chat will begin on 23 July (Lucy, John, Andy, Viva and Steven will be at Comic Con) and it will start at 5:30 pm PST.

FRIDAY, JULY 23 5:30 PST
We're currently soliciting questions in advance for Andy Whitfield (Spartacus), Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), John Hannah (Batiatus), Viva Bianca (Ilythia) and Steven S. DeKnight (Executive Producer / Head Writer).

Please post questions in reply on the Spartacus message board. The best questions will be chosen and answered live. Deadline to submit questions is Monday, July 19th 5pm MST.

Follow the chat here


 

 

22 July 2010

Geek Culture’s 26 Most Awesome Female Ass-Kickers - Xena

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Geek Culture’s 26 Most Awesome Female Ass-Kickers

**not that I mind journalists calling Lucy an Aussie but she isn't...very much a kiwi**

Xena

Statuesque Aussie Lucy Lawless filled out Xena’s tight skirts and leather vests with brawn and brains. The character first appeared in the 1995 to 1999 television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys before getting her own TV show. Making no apologies for Xena’s rib-cracking approach to problem-solving, Lawless remains a force to be reckoned with in Starz’s blood-and-sex-drenched Spartacus series. Read More

Reported by Barbara


 

 

22 July 2010

Tubular Asking For Lucy Questions for Comic Con

Tubular is going to Comic Con and they are asking for fans to submit their questions:

July 21, 2010- Comic-Con: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy

Tubular is taking to the road again to bring you live coverage from San Diego Comic-Con. Starting Friday I will join 125,000 of my fellow nerds and geeks in the Western Hemisphere's largest gathering for all things comics, sci fi, and pop culture. I'll be posting daily updates and reports here at Tubular, and you can also follow along in real time on the twitters @Tubular_Whitney. I'm planning to attend the following panels, so if you've got questions for Lucy Lawless, Elizabeth Mitchell, or Eric Kripke, ask away in the comments. I'll do my best to get you answers.

FRIDAY (all times listed are Pacific) Spartacus: Blood and Sand 3:15 p.m.

Reported by Barbara


 

 

21 July 2010

Lucy Interview on The Kilborn Show 21 July 2010

Sharon has posted to the news that Lucy will be on the Craig Kilborn show "The Kilborn File" now that Lucy is in the US to promote Spartacus and to appear at Comic-Con:

Lucy Lawless on The Kilborn File will air tomorrow, Wednesday, July 21, at 6:30pm (PT). The Kilborn File airs on FOX11 in Los Angeles.


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21 July 2010

Spartacus Panel Details

From the Official Comic Con site - more details about the panel.

3:15-4:15 Spartacus: Blood and Sand— Andy Whitfield (McLeod's Daughters) makes his Comic-Con debut, along with Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), John Hannah (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor), and Viva Bianca (Bad Bush). Executive producer Stephen S. DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) joins the cast to discuss the upcoming prequel, titled Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, expected to air on Starz in January 2011, and the exclusive content found on the first season Blu-ray discs, available September 21. Room 6BCF
Categories: Action/Adventure | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television


 

 

20 July 2010

Lucy Attends The Dry Land Premiere Photos and Links

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Lucy attends The Dry Land Premiere - Photos and Links now available:

"The Dry Land" Los Angeles Premiere
July 19, 2010 - Pacific Design Center
West Hollywood, CA United States

Click here for hosted photos (Wire Image / Licensed)

Click here to links to other photos sites

Photo links submitted by Barbara Davies and Adi


 

 

20 July 2010

S1 E8 Promethius Episode Promo & Multimedia

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Xena Episode Promo for Season 1, Episode 8 Promethius

Hercules (Kevin Sorbo) and Iolaus (Michael Hurst) join forces with Xena (Lucy Lawless) and Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor) to free Prometheus (John Freeman), who has been chained by the gods.

Scribes and Scrolls: Written by R.J Stewart, Directed by Stephen L Posey, Edited by Robert Field.

Passing Parade: Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Michael Hurst (Iaolus), John Freeman (Prometheus), Jodie Dorday (Jo), Pau Norell (Statius), Russell Gowers (Demephon), Sara Wiseman (Young Woman), David Mitchell (Innkeeper)

Disclaimer: Ioalus was harmed during the production of this motion picture. However, the Green Egg Men went on to live long and prosperous lives.

Story So Far: Xena and Hercules race to free Prometheus from chains after his capture puts man’s ability to heal in jeopardy. Gabrielle makes eyes at Iaolus.

More Multimedia For This Episode

Montage
| Review | Screengrabs | Episode Stills


 

 

20 July 2010

NZ Greenpeace Anti-Mining Campaign Wins

An embarrassing backdown over mining has exposed deep divisions in the Cabinet over the pace of economic reform.

In a major U-turn forced by Prime Minister John Key, the Government has abandoned plans to open up to 7000 hectares of protected conservation land to mining, despite touting it as a key plank of its promised "economic step-change".

Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee – who was a strong advocate of the policy – will front the announcement today, after National MPs are briefed at their weekly caucus meeting.

It will include a promise not to allow mining on land in the Coromandel, Great Barrier Island and Paparoa National Park, on the West Coast, earmarked as containing mineral resources after a stocktake that identified $140 billion of mineral resources, 70 per cent of which was on the conservation estate.

Read more on stuff.co.nz


 

 

19 July 2010

NZ Govt To Back Down On Mining! A Win for All Kiwis!

Well you can't beat people power. John Key's government is on the verge of backing down (according to reports in the NZ Herald they will announce this tomorrow and it has been confirmed by NZPA) on the mining issue!

Score it as a huge win for Greenpeace and New Zealanders.

From the NZ Herald:

The Government has scrapped plans to mine conservation land in the face of furious public protest, NZPA has confirmed. Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee will announced the Cabinet's decision tomorrow, after National's MPs have been told about it at a caucus meeting.

The Government had proposed opening up 7000 hectares of conservation land in the Coromandel, Great Barrier Island and Paparoa National Park to prospecting for valuable minerals.

That land is protected from mining under schedule four of the Crown Minerals Act, and more than 30,000 submissions were made on a public consultation document - nearly all of them opposed to changing its status.

About 50,000 people signed a Green Party petition against it, while an estimated 40,000 marched in protest in Auckland.

Mr Brownlee is expected to announce that not only will there be no mining in those areas but all national parks will in future be protected.

He is likely to unveil plans for mining in other, less contentious parts of the country. That could involve Crown-owned land which is not part of the conservation estate.

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18 July 2010

Lucy as Lucretia in Gods of the Arena Promo

ImageAdded a new promo for Spartacus: Gods of the Arena with Lucy as Lucretia.

 

 

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View more Lucy in Spartacus Promo Images on AUSXIP Spartacus Galleries


 

 

18 July 2010

Spartacus Chat UStream Now Online

The Spartacus Fan Chat UStream is now live on the Official Spartacus site. The chat will begin on 23 July (Lucy, John, Andy, Viva and Steven will be at Comic Con) and it will start at 5:30 pm PST.

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FRIDAY, JULY 23 5:30 PST
Details on Spartacus Live Chat Coming Soon

We're currently soliciting questions in advance for Andy Whitfield (Spartacus), Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), John Hannah (Batiatus), Viva Bianca (Ilythia) and Steven S. DeKnight (Executive Producer / Head Writer).

Please post questions in reply on the Spartacus message board. The best questions will be chosen and answered live. Deadline to submit questions is Monday, July 19th 5pm MST.


 

 

18 July 2010

Spartacus Character Promo Images Updated

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ImageUpdated Spartacus Promo Images gallery to include two images of Spartacus and Lucretia.

Also added two images of Spartacus used in promos for the show.

Click here to view Lucy/Lucretia Images

Click here to view Andy/Spartacus Images


You can find all the Character promo images on AUSXIP Spartacus Image Gallery


 

 

18 July 2010

Greenpeace Magazine Winter Issue Now Online

Image The winter issue of the Greenpeace Magazine is now online and it features the 2010 Anti-Mining March where Lucy was in the front leading the marchers along with Robyn Malcom.

The march brought out over 40,000 kiwis to protest the NZ Government's plan to mine where it shouldn't. Click here to view magazine
(Reported by Barbara Davies)


For more about Lucy's role in the Anti-Mining Campaign, go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Anti-Mining Event page


 

 

18 July 2010

Lucy Weightless In Firenze - New Image

ImageThere's a new pic on Lucy's official site of her in Firenze (aka Florence), Italy.

Thousands of visitors have rubbed this Boar's nose for good luck over the centuries, causing damage, so the statue was recently replaced by an identical copy. Lucy, of course, decides to do something else!

 

View image on Lucy's Official Site


 

 

16 July 2010

Spartacus Lookalike Contest - Join in the Fun!

a1This should be fun! Okay Louise from the Andy Whitfield Fan Facebook page has sent in the following info:

Right ladies & gentlemen!! We are starting a Spartacus lookalike competition TODAY!! (Any & all characters from the show, not just the man himself!)

If ppl could tag all their entries/photos with the word "lookalike" and the name of the person in the pic and post them on this main wall they will be judged on Sunday the 18th of July - 9pm UK time (check discussion board for your time zones!)

Click here on how to enter and where to submit your photo!


 

 

16 July 2010

More Photos of Lucy and Peter from Monte-Carlo

Here are some more pics from Lucy and Peter from the Monte-Carlo Television Festival which was held in June 2010.

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Peter


(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


 

 

15 July 2010

Lucy Sends Message to NZ Government

ImageLucy has sent in a new blog post and this time she's got the NZ Government in her sights.

I am hearing whispers that our Government in NZ is proceeding with plans to open up our best preserved forest (schedule4 land) to mining despite heavy public opposition. I want to ask, Who do you work for, the people of New Zealand or the overseas mining companies?

Read More


 

 

15 July 2010

Spartacus Cast To Attend 'From Dusk 'Til Con' 2010 Comic-Con Party

The following press release was issued today from Multiplied Media to announces 'From Dusk 'Til Con' 2010 Comic-Con Party. It appears that the Wrath of Con party has had a name change to From Dusk 'Til Con (maybe a play on one of Starz/Encore movie promotions currently underway (see Starz Press release)

Multiplied Media to Bring Red Carpet Event to San Diego's Stingaree Nightclub Partners Include Starz' 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' and AMC Theatres(R) Film Fanatics Award Recognizing Stan Lee and Edgar Wright

CALGARY, ALBERTA AND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA AND KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, Jul 14, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Multiplied Media Corporation /quotes/comstock/11v!e:mmc (CA:MMC 0.12, +0.02, +15.00%) , a leading provider of mobile local search services and makers of the Poynt local search app for BlackBerry and iPhone, is teaming up with Anchor Bay Entertainment and Starz' original television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, as well as AMC Theatres to announce the must-attend Comic-Con 2010 red carpet event, From Dusk 'til Con. This star-studded party will be held at the Stingaree Nightclub located in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter on Friday, July 23rd. As with similar parties in years past, From Dusk 'til Con promises to be the hottest ticket among events scheduled outside the convention center in San Diego.

Spartacus: Blood and Sand cast, including Andy Whitfield (Spartacus), Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), John Hannah (Batiatus) and Viva Bianca (Ilythia) will attend the event as well as executive producer and series creator Steven S. DeKnight. Spartacus: Blood and Sand was a breakout hit series on Starz when it aired earlier this year. Anchor Bay Entertainment, Starz' home entertainment company, is set to release the Spartacus: Blood and Sand Blu-Ray(TM) and DVD on September 21, 2010.

"Comic-Con is where Spartacus: Blood and Sand got its initial launch last year and it remains a crucially important event for the series' avid fan base," said Kevin J. Carney, Director of Marketing at Anchor Bay Entertainment. "Being part of the From Dusk 'til Con party adds value and more importantly fun, to our time spent at the conference. The party is going to be a big highlight for the cast and should help get the word out about the exciting expansion of our Spartacus franchise."

Read More

Reporting by MaryD and Barbara Davies


 

 

15 July 2010

Lucy In US TV Guide 19 July 2010

ImageThere is a Lucy mention and a gorgeous pic of her with Andy in this week's US TV Guide - 17 July 2010

TV Insider
Everyone's at Comic Con - Lucy and Andy at upcoming Comic Con. Also features a quote from Lucy about a previous comic con where she donned a mask and went incognito.

Click here to view the scan


 

 

14 July 2010

Kiwi Sponsors 200 Children Via World Vision

How this for inspiration. After seeing Lucy's documentary Five Days In Bangladesh, this man was moved to sponsor more children via World Vision. The following is an article in today's The Press NZ newspaper:

ImageA retired Christchurch businessman has one of the biggest sponsored families in New Zealand.

"I don't think many people would have more than 200 children," says Ray Archer, 70.

He sponsored his first child through World Vision in 1993, but the founder of Aucom Electronics quickly decided the company could have a bigger sponsorship role. "We believe we have a social responsibility. Business should be more than just making money," he said.

The company pays for all its 130 staff to sponsor at least one child through World Vision and employees are asked to write four letters a year to their children.

In 2003, inspired by a television programme featuring actor Lucy Lawless on a World Vision trip to Africa, Archer asked for more children.

Read More

Watch video clips and images from Lucy's 5 Days in Bangladesh documentary which inspired Ray Archer.


 

 

13 July 2010

Starz Live Video Interview with Spartacus Cast

The following was posted by Starz on the Official Spartacus forum:

Friday, July 23rd 5:30pm PST – Details on chat to follow
We’re soliciting excellent advance questions for Andy Whitfield (Spartacus), Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), John Hannah (Batiatus), Viva Bianca (Ilythia) and Steven S. DeKnight (Executive Producer / Head Writer).

Please post questions in reply to this board post. The best questions will be chosen and answered live. Deadline to submit questions is Monday, July 19th 5pm MST.

If you see a question already posted that you like, give it a good rating. Likewise, if you see one that stinks, rate it low. We'll be paying attention. :smileywink: Thanks!

Submit your question here


 

 

13 July 2010

Starship Supernova News

I was chatting to Bobbie from Starship Foundation today and the topic of the Starship Supernova came up. Back in September 2009, Starship held their absolutely successful concert and raised over $100,000 for Starship.

There was talk about it becoming an annual event around the same time (September) in New Zealand.

Supernova had been tentatively scheduled for Sept will no longer be going ahead at that time.  However, they are still exploring opportunities for the future.

You can watch video and view pics (and a report) from the 2009 Supernova event on AUSXIP Lucy Lawless

That's the latest on that for now.


 

 

13 July 2010

Tony Molina Filmworks Lucy Photoshoot

ImageThere is a gorgeous photo of Lucy from the Starz Show promo (video has been removed but you can see the screencaptures here). The photo is from the photoshoot by Tony Molina during the making of the promo with Lucy in that gorgeous green dress.

It's in his Fashion section. Select the 'fashion1' portfolio. It's the 10th photo in the slideshow:Click here to view
(Reported by Barbara Davies)


 

 

11 July 2010

Lawless Revisits Holocaust - Herald on Sunday 11 July 2010

ImageThe Herald on Sunday 11 July 2010 has a brief mention of Lucy's European holiday and also her visit to Dachau concentration camp.

Herald on Sunday - 11 July 2010
Lawless, Tamihere Revisit Holocaust

Lucy Lawless has been playing the role of happy tourist travelling around Europe visiting Barcelona, Lucerne, Lake Como, Paris and even renting a car and driving to Burgundy. But it was visiting Dachau that Lawless described on her fan site as "a pretty devastating experience".

The woman who played team mate alongside Dave Fane on TVNZ's 50 Years celebration was evidently shaken by her experience. She told her fans: "I imagine a trip to Dachau, while not explicitly an extermination camp with fully operational gas chambers, nevertheless managed to degrade and annihilate tens of thousands of perfectly decent, healthy human beings. I think Auschwitz would leave me a puddle on the floor.

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11 July 2010

Xena Season 1 Episode 7 The Titans Video Promo

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Season 1 Episode 7 The Titans

Xena must save an entire village when Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor) unwittingly frees three ancient Titans, who have been imprisoned for centuries in stone.



SCRIBES & SCROLLS: Written by R.J. Stewart / Directed by Eric Brevig

PASSING PARADE:

Mark Raffety (Hyperion)
Amanda Tollemache (Thea)
Edward Campbell (Crius)
Andy Anderson (Hesiot)
Paolo Rotondo (Philius)
Syd Mannion (Calchas)
David Mackie (Rhodos)
Jack Dacey (Creon)
Sian Hughes (Young Woman)
Peter Morgan (Barkeep)
Maggie Tarver (Villager #1)
Simon Cameron (Villager #2)
Tania Anderson (First Woman)
Julianne Evans (Second Woman)

DISCLAIMER: No disclaimer

STORY SO FAR:
Gabrielle accidentally frees three Titans who worship her, then turn on
her. Gabrielle tries to defeat them single-handedly in order to prove herself to Xena.

OTHER MULTIMEDIA FROM THIS EPISODE
Montage | Review | Screengrabs | Episode Stills


 

 

10 July 2010

Spartacus Panel Details Released

ImageComic Con has released the Spartacus Blood and Sand Panel details:

3:15-4:15 Spartacus: Blood and Sand— Andy Whitfield (McLeod's Daughters) makes his Comic-Con debut, along with Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), John Hannah (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor), and Viva Bianca (Bad Bush).

Executive producer Stephen S. DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) joins the cast to discuss the upcoming prequel, titled Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, expected to air on Starz in January 2011, and the exclusive content found on the first season Blu-ray discs, available September 21. Room 6BCF Source

(Reported by Lori Boyles)


 

 

10 July 2010

LezChat With Lucy Lawless Fun Video

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Lez Chat with Lucy Lawless and a host of very funny ladies!

This is totally hysterical! A fun video featuring Lucy (also features Lucy singing a bit from “Come To My Window” by Melissa Etheridge)


Do you fantasize about eavesdropping on private conversations between real lesbians? Now you can by calling Lez Chat!

ImageLez Chat from Tig Notaro, kyledunnigan, Kate Moennig, Sandra Bernhard, Lucy Lawless, Nick Kroll, Stef Willen, Clea DuVall, Jen Kirkman, Nicole Randall Johnson, Nicol Paone, Kat Bardot
Watch Video

(Reported by Barbara Davies)


 

 

9 July 2010

The Rainbow Warrior Movie On US DirecTV

ImageIt's been 25 years since the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace's flag ship by the French Government. The movie, The Rainbow Warrior (aka The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior) will be shown on US TV on the DirecTV Documentary Channel on 9 July at 8:30 pm EST in the US. (News submitted by Jenn from XWPOnline.net )

"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.

A bit of trivia: 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.

For clips and screencaptures from the movie go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Rainbow Warrior Movie subsite


 

 

8 July 2010

Spartacus Comic Con Panel Times

ImageComic Con is fast approaching and on 23 July the Spartacus cast: Andy Whitfield, John Hannah, Lucy Lawless, Viva Bianca and Steven DeKnight will be attending the Spartacus Panel and later that night be at the Wrath of Con party hosted by Starz. Barbara Davies sent in the following news on what time on 23 July the panel will be held at:

IGN has a schedule of what time on 23 July the Spartacus panel will take place. As yet this has not been confirmed. Hopefully the official Comic Con schedule for Friday 23rd will be posted soon.

SDCC 10: TV Panels at Comic-Con
Chuck, Smallville, The Walking Dead, Simpsons and... Castle?
US, July 7, 2010
by Eric Goldman

San Diego Comic-Con is fast approaching, and we're starting to hear details on what panels will be there in the TV world. Every year it seems like there can't possibly be even more panels than the year before, and yet just looking at the list so far, I am one tired TV reporter. Time to get ready for four more uber-exhausting, jam-packed days.

Big thanks to Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan, Seat42F, and Hollywood Reporter's James Hibberd for breaking the news on many of these panels.

Friday, July 23rd

3:30pm-4:30pm: Spartacus: Blood and Sand (Room TBA)

For more on the Spartacus Comic Con panel go to the AUSXIP Spartacus Comic Con Event Page


 

 

8 July 2010

Starz Show Promo Removed From Vimeo

ImageIf you didn't catch the Starz Show Promo on Vimeo, you have missed it. Starz pulled the video. Poof, it's gone :(

Hopefully Starz will officially post it on youtube.

Screencaptures can be found here


 

 

8 July 2010

Xena Season 1 Ep 6 The Reckoning Video Promo

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Xena Season 1 Ep 6 The Reckoning Video Promo

Ares (Kevin Smith) sets a trap for Xena (Lucy Lawless) aimed at returning her to her former life as a ruthless warrior.

SCRIBES & SCROLLS: Written by Peter Allan Fields. Directed by Charles Siebert

PASSING PARADE: Kevin Smith (Ares) Bill Johnson (Benitar) Christopher Mayer (Peranis) Danny Lineham (Grathios) Christian Hodge (Teracles) Phaedra Hurst (Teresia) Meryl Main (Areolis’ Widow) Sam Holland (Teen Son) Ross Harper (Polinios)

DISCLAIMER: No disclaimer

STORY SO FAR
Xena is wrongly arrested for murdering a group of peasants and, while Gabrielle fights in the courtroom to free her, Ares attempts to lure Xena back to the dark side.

More Multimedia from this Episode
Montage | Review | Screengrabs | Episode Stills


 

 

7 July 2010

Xena UK Promo Clips on Xena Video Channel

Added two wonderful UK clips (videos created by Jayfirestorm/youtube) to the AUSXIP Video Xena Channel

ImageXena Promo UK TV April 2007

This is an advertisement that U.K. Channel 5 ran to promote the upcoming run of ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’, which began on Saturday 12th July 1997. It is made up of clips from the early episodes ‘Sins of the Past’, ‘Dreamworker’, ‘Cradle of Hope’ and ‘The Path Not Taken’, set to ‘Ace of Spades’ by ‘Motorhead’.

Watch Video

ImageXena Channel 5 Promo Ad UK August/September 1997

This is an advertisement that U.K. Channel 5 ran to promote their run of ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’. It is made up of clips from the first season episodes ‘The Titans’, ‘Prometheus’, ‘Death In Chains’ and ‘Hooves & Harlots’, set to ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’ by Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Watch Video


 

 

6 July 2010

Lucy And Daughter Daisy on ET Online

ImageET Online has a gallery of Cute Kid Pics: Your Favourite Celebs & Their Adorable Kids!!

Next to the image of Lucy with Daisy at the Spartacus Premiere is the blurb:

Former "Xena: Warrior Princess" star Lucy Lawless and her 21-year-old daughter Daisy arrive at the Starz premiere of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" on Jan. 14, 2010.


Click here to view larger version


 

 

6 July 2010

S1E04 Cradle of Hope Episode Promo

ImageS1E04 Cradle of Hope Xena Warrior Princess

Xena (Lucy Lawless) protects a helpless infant doomed by a prophecy that identifies him as a future threat to the King.

Watch Episode Promo

Other Multimedia

Montage | Review | Screengrabs | Episode Stills


 

 

5 July 2010

More Xena Promotional Image Scans

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Here is the next batch of Xena Promotional Image scans.

Added Xena, Gabrielle & Xena/Gabrielle images

Xena
Gabrielle
Xena and Gabrielle


The main Xena Promotional Gallery is here


 

 

5 July 2010

Lucy Pics from Monte-Carlo Television Festival

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Here are some more pics of Lucy from the Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Here is the rough translation of the relevent passage from her blog:

"during the meeting with Spartacus actors Lucy and Peter Mensah I went to take a picture with Peter he agreed and the moment I took position my telephone went off full volume. Peter laughed. It's fortunate it was with Lucy."

Click here to read and view larger picture

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(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


 

 

4 July 2010

AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless Channel Updates

Added the following three video clips to the AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless Channel.

ImageWe Play Rough, Wanna Watch? Xena Season 4 Promo

The Xena promo for Season 4 set to the song “Oops Upside Your Head”

Watch Video

 

ImageSpiderman – Lucy Lawless Cameo

This is the extent of Lucy’s cameo in the movie Spiderman.

“Guy with eight hands, sounds hot”

I think we got more promo pics than the actual movie screen time! <g>

Watch Video

Click here to view promo pics | Click here to buy movie from Amazon.com

 

ImageMother Superior & Sister Batril

Bitch Slap interview with Mother Superior and Sister Batril (Bless them). Hysterical!


Watch Video


 

 

3 July 2010

NZ Govt Passes Animal Welfare Amendment Act

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Back in September 2009, Lucy lent her name to another worthy endeavour in NZ; stopping the cruelty to animals called PAW Justice (you can watch a promo video, promo pics and news on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless PAW Justice Page).

An organisation called Paw Justice has launched a petition to increase the maximum jail sentence for animal abuse or neglect. The petition called for Parliament to increase the sentence for neglect from 6 months to one year, and for wilful ill-treatment from 3 years to 5 years.

On Friday, 2 July 2010, the following article was posted in the New Zealand Herald about the passing of the new laws:

SPCA welcomes passing of animal cruelty bill

The SPCA has applauded the Government for passing the Animal Welfare Amendment Act, which will see increased penalties for the neglect and ill-treatment of animals. SPCA branches were delighted about the new law, chief executive Robyn Kippenberger said. The maximum sentence for wilful ill-treatment of an animal has been increased from three to five years and the maximum fine doubled to $100,000 for an individual and $500,000 for a company. Penalties also increase for a range of other neglect and ill-treatment offences and the Act expands the law relating to forfeiture of animals and disqualification from having them. It also creates a new offence of reckless ill-treatment, which will make it easier for offenders to be prosecuted. Read More
(Reported by Eddy)


 

 

2 July 2010

Lucy on SNL DVD News

ImageLucy DVD News - Saturday Night Live.

Lucy hosted SNL 17 October 1997 and it had some pretty funny skits. The Best of Will Ferrell DVD features one of the skits with Lucy.

Saturday Night Live: The Best Of Will Ferrell
Lionsgate // 2010 // 144 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Chief Justice Michael Stailey // July 1st, 2010

Taking a page from the Anchor Bay playbook, Lionsgate is starting to repackage their SNL content. It's not that the previous releases are out of print, or that there's a massive clamoring for this material; nevertheless, here it is.

Mr. Maddox, a hippie life model for guest Lucy Lawless' sculpture class. A waste of time.

You can read the transcript here

You can find screencaptures of all of Lucy's skits on Saturday Night Live on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless SNL Page. Currently the video clips are offline but they will be back up shortly.

(Reported by Barbara Davies)


 

 

2 July 2010

Lucy on Curb Your Enthusiasm

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Lucy guest starred on the Larry David show Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO, Season 6: Episode 57 The TiVo Guy Airdate: 21 October 2007.

Larry Vs. Lucy Lawless
Season 6, The Tivo Guy

With Larry's marriage on the rocks, he sees a chance to get lucky with a new woman when he bumps into Lucy Lawless, star of Xena: Warrior Princess, on the street. He charms her with some clumsy banter, they bond over their shared dislike of Ted Danson, and she agrees to a dinner date. It goes well and she flirtily invites him back to her house, which elicits the following vintage Larryism: "My testicles got ensnared in the fly of my underwear and the doctor said I can't have sex for a week. We could go there for dinner?"

Source

For more on Lucy's appearance on Curb Your Enthusiasm, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Curb Your Enthusiasm Page

(Reported by Barbara Davies)


 

 

1 July 2010

New Scans Xena Promotional Images

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Updated the Xena Promotional Photoshoots section in the Promos & Adverts Gallery / AUSXIP Xena Images.

Added four new colour scans and one b/w scan to the Xena Gallery

Added one new b/w scan and one colour (which was from the same photoshoot and appeared in the Official Xena Magazine cover to the Xena & Gabrielle Gallery

I've got a few more to be scanned in and will be adding them shortly.


The combined galleries can be found here