October 2010 Archives

31 October 2010

NZ TV Reminder - Lucy On ITM Fishing Media Awards 6 Nov 2010

ImageITM Fishing Media Awards will be on NZ TV on 6 November 2010.

TV3 - Week ahead highlights
October 29, 2010, 2:55 pm Melenie Parkes Yahoo!Xtra October 31 – November 06

ITM Fishing Media Awards - Saturday November 06, 5pm This week fishing fans from all over New Zealand are getting front row seats to the ITM Fishing Media Awards. In a night of glitz and glamour hosted by Leigh Hart, with special guests Lucy Lawless and her husband Rob Tapert, the ITM Fishing Media Awards will focus on The ITM Fishing Show’s best catches and greatest moments of the last seven years

As reported back on 2 September 2010 Lucy and Rob went to the ITM Fishing Media Awards 2010 in NZ on 28 August 2010. Rob is very a passionate fisherman. The Fishing Media Awards will be televised in New Zealand on TV3 on 6 November 2010 at 5 pm

The promo for the show has been released on Facebook and the official site:

In a night of glitz and glamour hosted by Leigh Hart, awards are given to the best footage, best catches and greatest moments of the last 150 episodes of The ITM Fishing Show. Screening on TV3 on Saturday the 6th of November at 5pm, with an uncut, uncensored version screening on TV3 on the 20th November at 10:30pm. Sky Sport 3 is also screening the uncut version on Sunday 14 November at 7:00pm.

View Facebook Video | View Video on Official Site

Related Posts
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Lucy & Rob at The ITM Fishing Media Awards 2010 on 28 August 2010
- More Photos of Lucy & Rob at the ITM Fishing Awards 28 August 2010
- Rob and Lucy in Herald on Sunday 05 September 2010


 

 

30 October 2010

Ausiello's Favourite Moments - Meeting Spartacus Cast

ImageAusiello is leaving EW and he lists his favourite moments. One of his favourites is meeting the Spartacus cast at Comic Con. That went very well for him until John tried to get Ausiello's pants off him.

One of the funniest things I've seen at any interview. Love John Hannah. He is just adorable.

ImageIn addition to John trying to take Ausiello's pants off, there was Lucy giving him his very own Merkin!

I'm guessing it's not every day an interviewer gets given their very own merkin...

 

3. Talking merkins with Lucy Lawless (below).

 

 

10. Getting assaulted at Comic-Con by the cast of Spartacus: Blood and Sand (below).

Watch the video

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29 October 2010

Spartacus Season 1 Episode 13 Kill Them All Edited Version

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The season finale has come and gone and I'll be honest and say "Thank you TV Gods!" - The edited version of one of the most spectacular shows on TV was a huge letdown. Having watched this brilliant show in all it's glory, it was disappointing to see it being cut up like that.

There were parts of this show that my young eyes could have done without seeing but I have come to the conclusion that ALL of it was part of a bigger picture and ALL of it was necessary.

I was interested in two particular scenes of Kill Them All. I've seen the uncut version and two scenes were pivotal for me.

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1. The shield tap and jump.
Believe it or not they edited that scene. Not the shield tap and not the jump but Spartacus' sword going to the Roman's head. It actually lost impact on not seeing the poor guy get shishkebabed. Didn't think it would but it did.

2. The scene where Spartacus repeats Batiatus' words back to him:
"What would you do to hold your wife again, to feel the warmth of her skin, the taste of her lips. How many men would you kill? A hundred? A thousand? -

Spartacus' execution of Batiatus..edited. You don't see Batiatus' throat being cut and even when Batiatus is spun around..they must have forgotten to cgi some blood in because there is hardly any of the red stuff on his neck! Oopsie. In the final frame of Batiatus and Lucretia lying together...there's the shaving cut!

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As gruesome as this scene is, it's justice and it was edited. Again it loses it's impact more than I thought it would.

I lost count on how many edits there were...it wasn't the body count that went up in this episode....the editors were really earning their money.

For Aussies hop over to EZYDVD and order the DVD or Blu-Ray - UNCUT. It's worth it.

I was so saddened in watching this episode because of Andy. What a wonderful actor and a real find this man has been. Get well soon Andy, we want you back!

Read my review of the UNcut version of this spectacular episode


 

 

29 October 2010

Gods of the Arena Scheduled For 21 January 2011

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Starz has booked "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" for Friday, January 21 at 10:00/9:00c according to the just released news from TheFutoncritic

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Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed though the gates onto the sand. "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena," the highly anticipated prequel to Starz' hit series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus: Gannicus (Dustin Clare) in a more ruthless time before Spartacus' arrival where honor was just finding it's way into the arena. The new series adds to the cast Jaime Murray as Capua's sexy social climber Gaia and Marisa Ramirez as Melitta, a beautiful slave who must face the ultimate decision of the heart. Jeffrey Thomas plays Batiatus's father Titus, the traditional and cautious Lanista, head of the Ludus. They join returning cast members John Hannah (Quintus Batiatus), Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), Peter Mensah (Oenomaus, before he becomes Doctore, the gladiator trainer) and Manu Bennett (Crixus).

As the prequel begins, Quintus Batiatus is the acting Lanista while his father Titus is on an extended visit to Sicilia. But Batiatus isn't satisfied with just the thought of taking over the Ludus one day; he aspires to political power and prestige in Capua, and perhaps beyond. In the class-conscious world of ancient Rome, the House of Batiatus must first earn the respect of both politicians and socialites before being granted the right for its gladiators to fight in the much-revered championship bouts called the Primus. Batiatus must not only survive the harsh politics of Capua, but also compel his hedonistic fighter, Gannicus, to embrace being a champion gladiator who will bring esteem and respect to the House of Batiatus.

"Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" is produced by Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen and Steven S. DeKnight. Season one of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" was the highest rated show for the 18-49 demographic among all cable networks for 12 of the 13 Fridays on which it aired based on coverage rating.

More About Spartacus: Gods of the Arena on AUSXIP Spartacus


 

 

28 October 2010

New Lucretia Artwork by Klippart - It Is A Scandal Is It Not

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Added a gorgeous new art piece from Klippart based on a quote from Lucretia

"It is a scandal is it not"

Click here to view


You can also view Klippart's Spartacus artwork on her AUSXIP Spartacus Art Gallery


 

 

27 October 2010

Lucy in Starship Newsletter - Clown Doctors Bringing Laughter To Starship

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Lucy is featured in the Summer 2010 edition of Reach Out - Giving Is The Best Medicine newsletter from the Starship Foundation.

The photo is part of an article about Clown Doctors bringing laughter to Starship

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27 October 2010

Starship News - Andrew Young Leaving As CEO

ImageAndrew Young is the powerhouse behind Starship. I've never met a more enthusiastic and passionate CEO. He has been doing the job for 12 years and he feels it's time to move on. I was saddened at the news; Starship is losing one hell of a passionate advocate.

The following was Summer 2010 edition of Reach Out - Giving Is The Best Medicine newsletter from the Starship Foundation.

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25 October 2010

Xena Mention in Armed and Sensuous - Arkansas Democrat Gazette

The following Lucy / Xena mention is from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette dated 24 October 2010 from the print version.
It's part of a larger article which is also available online (registration required)

Armed and Sensuous - TV's gun-toting' women had Arkansas role model

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Read article online (registration required)


 

 

25 October 2010

Lucy Mention During Tricia Helfer Acting Outlaws Episode 4 Chat on Ustream

Tricia Helfer (Number Six & Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck) from Battlestar Galactica are on a mission – they are going to ride from LA to New Orleans on their LA to LA bike ride to raise money for the Gulf Restoration Network.

“On a quest to do our part to protect the earth and all it’s inhabitants, we sought a way to marry our love of the open road with our love of humanity. Welcome the Acting Outlaws.”

During last night's ustream chat from their ride, Tricia mentions Lucy.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/10412063

13:45 mark during the chat.

Find out more about their ride - read more


 

 

25 October 2010

Gorgeous Lucy Photo with US Designer Nicole Miller

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Here's another photo of Lucy with US designer Nicole Miller during NZ Fashion Week 21-25 September 2010. Lucy wore a Nicole dress during a photoshoot

The photo is on the site Derek Loves Shopping and it's a high res photo of Lucy with Nicole, Keisha, Krista White:

The Hautest ladies in NZ braving the weather. Left to right: Lucy Lawless, my big sis Nicole Miller, Keisha Castle Cruise and of course Krista White.

Click here to view on the site (3/4 of the way down)



Related Articles on AUSXIP

- Lucy Talks About Designer Nicole Miller
- Lucy and Nicole Miller - Photo and Mention
- Lucy Photoshoot in Nicole Miller Dress at NZ Fashion Week

News submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

25 October 2010

Lucy Quote in USA Today on Kick-Butt Female Action Characters

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USA Today - 24 October 2010
For these TV actresses, the time for action is now

One could argue that network TV hasn't had a real kick-butt female action star since Alias and Buffy the Vampire Slayerwent off the air. What conditions are necessary for the creation of such a rare specimen? "You can't be a whiner," says veteran TV warrior Lucy Lawless (Xena, Spartacus). "And they have to write for you as though they would a man. Your very femaleness is the counterpoint."

With those and other qualities in mind, USA TODAY examines this season's crop of newcomers who can fill the void.

Read More


 

 

23 October 2010

Yet Another Fake Lucy Lawless on Twitter

We have yet ANOTHER fake Lucy Lawless on Twitter. Lucy fakes have been around for some time and they convince fans they are the real deal.

This time our Fake Lucy was seriously DUMB. Now if you were Lucy you would really know the site address for your own site right? We all know Lucy’s memory is not that great but it’s not THAT bad :)

The fake Lucy claimed that www.lucylawless.info was her official site. I cracked myself up.

1. Fans know that Lucy’s site is the Official Lucy Lawless Fan Club at www.lucylawlessfanclub.com (memo to: lucylawless1968..that’s the right address for you to post). It cracks me up when “Lucy” doesn’t know her own site.

2. Sharon Delaney runs Lucy’s fan club and tweets stuff for Lucy. Sharon also runs Lucy’s myspace page. Lucy does not have a Facebook page.

3. Since Fake Lucy has told fans to check www.lucylawless.info for updates...well here is an update..

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The last one really cracked me up. I was pointing out to "Lucy" that the site is not the official site..but she insisted it was!!! You really shouldn't argue with the webmaster of the site.

4. There is always a way to check/verify something about Lucy so if you want to pass off yourself as the real Lucy...you’re going to be outted.

Another day, another fake. Will those people who are doing this...take a minute and step away from the computer. Then slap yourslef on the head for the sheer stupidity of it all.


 

 

23 October 2010

Starz's MIPCOM catalogue - New Lucy as Lucretia Promo Pic

The following pdf showcases all of Starz' shows/movies. In the Blood and Sand presentation there is one Lucretia and Batiatus promo image I haven't seen before

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You can download the pdf (26 mb)

News submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

20 October 2010

New Lucy Artwork by Saul Trabal

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Added new Lucy art by Saul Trabal

(he keeps threatening to stop creating new Lucy artwork and yet I find them in my inbox :) Saul's artwork go all the way back to 1996 - 14 years which is how long AUSXIP has been alive.


Click here to view

Click here to view Saul's other Lucy related artwork


 

 

20 October 2010

Lucy Charity Event at Marist College 15 August 2010

The Marist College (Lucy's old school) held a fundraiser on 15 August 2010. There is no confirmation of Lucy attending this event (the pics may turn up on the school's site or elsewhere at a later date)

Barbara Davies reports:

[No recent Lucy news to report, but I did come across this snippet about an event Lucy was scheduled to attend during August at her old school. Sounds a very genteel way to raise money for scholarships for needy pupils, doesn't it? <g> Haven't come across any reports yet of how the event went or how much was raised. ]

http://maristcollege.school.nz/exstudents/events.php

Upcoming Events
The Marist College Ex-Students Association
would like to invite all ex-students and friends of the College to a

Marist Day Gathering
Sunday 15th August, 1.30-4.30PM
Including afternoon tea

at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall

Special Guest: Lucy Lawless (Ryan)
Silent Auction (EFTPOS Available)
Archival Display: School Uniforms 1927-2010
Entertainment: Maris Stella Choir, Instrumental Groups

Adults $20, Students $10

[And here's what it says in the June issue of the Marist Link pdf magazine]

AFTERNOON TEA WITH LUCY LAWLESS (NEE RYAN)

You are warmly invited to an Ex-students Fundraising event to grow the account we use to support Endowment Scholarships to needy students of the College.
EVENT: Afternoon Tea and Silent Auction, with the special guest, ex-student and high profile New Zealander - Lucy Lawless.
WHEN: Sunday 15 August, 1.30-4.00 pm
WHERE: Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, 773 New North Road, Mt Albert.
COST: $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for current students of the College.
An EFTPOS machine will be available.

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SILENT AUCTION

A ‘Silent Auction’ is being held in conjunction with the
Afternoon Tea with Lucy Lawless on Sunday 15th August.
Items already confirmed for the silent auction are:
• A gift basket donated by Christina Woodward
of ‘Buds and Bows’
• Art work by Joanna Mears
• A ‘Mena Fashions’ voucher by Gina, Charlene,
Jackie and Agnes Loheni
• Body products by Jackie Mortimer-Hughes
• A mohair jacket by Josie Burdett
• A selection of Tupperware by Rosita Truesdell
In this silent auction, the goods will be on display
throughout the afternoon tea. If you are interested in
an item, you write your name and the bid you are making
on the bidding sheet for that item. At the fall of the
auctioneer’s gavel, the highest current bid will be confirmed
as the buyer of that item.
If you are in a business and would like to donate an
item for auction, please contact Sr Lorraine Campbell


 

 

20 October 2010

Lucy Video From 2001 Comedy Awards

Lucy attended and presented an award at the 2001 Comedy Awards on 22 April 2001. This is a hilarious video from the night. Not sure who had the bright idea for Lucy to pick up Hal Sparks but Lucy was game.

Click here to view images from this event


 

 

16 October 2010

Lucy Blogs About Younger Lucretia in Gods of the Arena

ImageLucy has posted a new message on her site about working on Gods of the Arena. In part she says:

The prequel, Gods of the Arena, is nearly at an end. It has been a rare pleasure to visit our characters as they were before the rot set in. You get to see them when they were full of hope and potential. You get to see the forces which shape their characters and the poor choices which eventually shut down their options in life.

Read the full blog post


 

 

16 October 2010

ITM Fishing Media Awards Promo Video with Lucy

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As reported back on 2 September 2010 Lucy and Rob went to the ITM Fishing Media Awards 2010 in NZ on 28 August 2010. Rob is very a passionate fisherman. The Fishing Media Awards will be televised in New Zealand on TV3 on 6 November 2010 at 5 pm

The promo for the show has been released on Facebook and the official site:

In a night of glitz and glamour hosted by Leigh Hart, awards are given to the best footage, best catches and greatest moments of the last 150 episodes of The ITM Fishing Show. Screening on TV3 on Saturday the 6th of November at 5pm, with an uncut, uncensored version screening on TV3 on the 20th November at 10:30pm. Sky Sport 3 is also screening the uncut version on Sunday 14 November at 7:00pm.

View Facebook Video | View Video on Official Site

Related Posts
-
Lucy & Rob at The ITM Fishing Media Awards 2010 on 28 August 2010
- More Photos of Lucy & Rob at the ITM Fishing Awards 28 August 2010
- Rob and Lucy in Herald on Sunday 05 September 2010

Link submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

14 October 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Artwork - Xena

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Added Carpe Chakram to the Xenaverse Art Gallery. Her first artwork on AUSXIP is dedicated to Xena, Aphrodite, Gabrielle and Ares in "Treasure The Ta-Tas" for the special month of October. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Have you had your breasts checked lately? Now would be a great time to do it. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Click here to view artwork


 

 

13 October 2010

Lucy Talks About Designer Nicole Miller

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Lucy is mentioned in another article related to Nicole Miller's trip to New Zealand for the NZ Fashion Week

Nicole Miller took New Zealand by storm recently with her show in Auckland which attracted the island's top stars. "I wear corseted Roman gowns all day everyday on Spartacus," explains Lucy Lawless. "So wearing Nicole Miller comes as an enormous relief. Her designs are so modern and eminently wearable. It's everyday couture." Also there was Oscar nominee Keisha Castle Hughes who says, "Her collection is so glamorous and it was a real treat for me to wear a slew of her pieces." Miller loved New Zealand and hanging out with her new NZ BFFs Lawless and Castle Hughes. "I had such a great time hanging out with Keisha and Lucy. They were all so great and down to earth," Miller gushes. "We had a really fun day with them and at the end of it all we even got to see Lucy cook in her gorgeous home!" Yummy!

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Related Articles on AUSXIP
- Lucy and Nicole Miller - Photo and Mention
- Lucy Photoshoot in Nicole Miller Dress at NZ Fashion Week


 

 

12 October 2010

Lucy in Spartacus Season 1 Episode 10 Party Favors on Aussie TV

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Party Favors on Aussie TV on GO!

The episode that gutted every Sparty fan and set in motion the destruction of the House of Batiatus. Lots of people have died on this show; the body count is way way way high but the one gladiator that was universally loved was Varro. This episode (brilliantly written by Brent Fletcher and Miranda Kwok) tears the heart out of the fans and of Spartacus; having lost his wife, loses his best friend in the most shocking way. Absolutely brilliant episode. We also see the dynamics of Lucretia and Ilithyia change once again. Read My Review

Party Favors
The celebration of Numerius' 15th birthday brings about unexpected consequences as he is given liberty to control gladiators as if they were his own

Credits | Official Page | Episode Stills | Video Promos: ? #1 #2 #3 |

ILITHYIA & LUCRETIA


 

 

12 October 2010

New Lucy Message on Official Lucy Lawless Site

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Lucy has posted a new message on her official site about the Feel The Love week, the Starship Spring Clean,working on Spartacus and about Andy's replacement.




Click here to read the latest post


 

 

10 October 2010

Watch Lucy on Angel of Death on Your Android Phone - Press Release

I'm a huge fan of Android powered phones (I use a HTC Desire which is just fabulous!) so I was quite happy to read the following news although I suspect this is only for those in the US (or maybe not..have to try out the app and find out if it works outside the US.

ImageSony Pictures Entertainment's Crackle Inc. today announced the launch of the first full-length movie and television application for the Android platform. The Crackle app streams full-length, unedited blockbuster movies and television series as well as Crackle's popular slate of original series.

"The cutting edge Crackle app provides Android users with movies and television offerings in their favorite genres – like they have come to love on the site," said Eric Berger, Sony Pictures Television's Senior Vice President, Digital Networks. "The launch of the Crackle app is the next step in making Crackle a go-to destination across all platforms."

The Crackle app reflects Crackle.com's unique editorial voice, furthering its mission to provide curated content from the genres its audience cares about most: action, comedy, crime, horror, thriller and sci-fi.

The Crackle app is available as a free download offering access to the network's roster of original programming and Minisodes—television episodes that have been condensed to just a few minutes. Users who upgrade to the premium service will gain access to high quality, full-length, television shows and blockbuster films from Columbia Pictures, Tri-Star, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics and more. At launch, users will have access to hundreds of TV episodes and movies, with new movies and TV series being added every month. The premium service costs $4.99 a month, with three and six month options also available.

The Crackle app offers feature films such as LA FEMME NIKITA, Bram Stoker's DRACULA, TAXI DRIVER, DRUNKEN MASTER, GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S., CHEECH & CHONG'S NICE DREAMS, GO, LOSER and LA BAMBA, as well as television series including "Married with Children," "Charlie's Angels," "Ten Items or Less," "Spider-Man," and "NewsRadio." Users also have access to Crackle's original series including the record-breaking hit "The Bannen Way," with Robert Forster and Michael Ironside, and "Angel of Death," starring Zoe Bell and Lucy Lawless.

To find the app, Android users can go to the Android Market and search for "Crackle," or find it in the Entertainment section.

Crackle's app works over both Wi-Fi and 3G networks.

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You can find out more about Lucy's role as Vera on Angel of Death by visiting the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Angel of Death subsite


 

 

8 October 2010

Lucy and Nicole Miller - Photo and Mention

ImageThe US designer Nicole Miller has been enjoying kiwi hospitality and she tweeted a photo of Lucy along with the rest of her group at lunch (I love that top Lucy is wearing...I have fond memories of the 2003 Xena Convention (my first ever con) where Lucy was wearing that shirt).

Enough wandering down memory lane...back to Nicole...

Lunch at the Vineyard with Lucy Lawless, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Krista White.

Click here for the full size version of the image

During my last two days in New Zealand I had a photo shoot with Lucy Lawless, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Krista White.

Then it was off for a fun day at Stoney Ridge vineyard on Waiheke Island. We had to take a ferry and a taxi but it was well worth the trip.
The vineyard is beautiful and we had a fantastic lunch. That same night we went to Lucy’s house for dinner and watched…the prequel to Spartacus that she has just finished filming. Then it was off of the wrap party at a downtown club.

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As a refresher on how Lucy and Nicole have connected:


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The New Zealand Fashion Week site has a gorgeous photo of Lucy modeling a Nicole Miller (US Designer) dress.



New Zealand Fashion Week saw four shining stars come together for a very special photoshoot by Olivia Hemus. We'll let her beautiful pictures tell the story!

 

 

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Lucy Lawless wears Nicole Miller
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news submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

8 October 2010

Spartacus Characters Dubbed in Spanish

Here's an interesting look at the Spartacus Characters dubbed in Spanish. Olansamuelle has uploaded the video for us to enjoy!

Just a set of scenes in their original version and the Spanish dub. All clips from episodes 1, 5 and 12. The english version first and then the Spanish


 

 

7 October 2010

Lucy's Spring Clean Box SOLD and Total Amount Raised

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Lucy's Starship Spring Clean box has been sold for $250 :) I think this has to be the most unusual "costume" Lucy has worn. More for the kids!

With that sale it takes Lucy's costumes (the box was a costume of sorts <g>) to the grand total of

$17,925.00!!!

+ the online Lucy Starship donation form of

$6,922.21 -

 

Grand total of $24,847.21

This is just the Lucy portion of the Starship Spring Clean. Incredible

That is just incredible. Well done to all those who bid and won on the costumes and to those who donated money. You are very generous souls!

Here is a list of the other costumes won:


ImageXena outfit worn by Lucy Lawless in 'Legacy'



Sold For: $2,600


Click here for more

 

ImageXena outfit worn by Lucy Lawless in 'Here she comes... Miss Amphipolis'

Sold for: $2,000 | Click here for more

 


ImageXena outfit worn by Renee OConnor
in 'If The Shoes Fits'

Sold For: $3,150 | Click here for more

 

ImageXena outfit worn by Lucy Lawless in 'Who's Gurkhan'

 

Sold For: $3,100 | Click here for more

 

ImageXena kit: worn by Lucy Lawless
in Dangerous Preyy

 



Sold for: $5,110 | Click here for more

 

ImageLucy Green Silk Dress

 

Sold for: $1,060 | Click here for more

 

Image Xena's FIN Hat

Sold For: $655 | Click here for more


 

 

5 October 2010

Starship Lullaby - All Proceeds From Downloads Go to Starship

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I received this beautiful note from Andrew Young, the CEO at Starship and I'm sharing:

My mate Tiki Taane has written a beautiful and melodic song as a gift for all New Zealand children, inspired by his baby son. All proceeds from every download of Starship Lullaby will be donated to Starship Children’s Hospital.

Starship Lullaby is one of those tunes that you'll find hard to shift from your mind once you've heard it. So out with the credit card and get downloading in the knowledge that not only will you get a great song, you'll also be contributing to a worthy cause.

It is the first single from the upcoming album ‘In The World Of Light’, (due for release in March 2011). Purchase your Starship Lullaby from Tikidub.com or see the music video shot at Starship here.

In Tiki’s own words:

“I wrote this song for my son, Charlie Te Marama - I’m always singing and playing the guitar and it totally calms him down. One day when he was 3 months old, I was jamming some random chords and noticed he got really excited, every time I played them he went nuts. So off to the studio I went to piece the song together, and after a few days I had fleshed out the beginnings of the Starship Lullaby.

When composing the song, I wanted to write a lullaby that all parents could play and sing to their child, one that isn’t difficult to learn, but most importantly a song that is from Aotearoa. So I asked my whanau (family) to help translate the second half of the track into Maori, which in my opinion has really given the track spirit and soul.

A while later, after recording the demo and letting it sit, I had a dream that I had gifted the song to Starship Children’s Hospital, and it went on to help generate funds for their cause. So that next morning I sent an email to the Starship Foundation outlining my idea, and how I would like them to have and use this track any way possible, and this is when our partnership began.

It’s been an amazing journey watching this song grow, and its effect on every one who hears it. I’ve been blessed to have some incredibly talented people involved in the making of the song and the video.

I hope this song reaches the heart and soul of all who hear it, and that through just one simple download know that you are helping save lives.”

Regards and thanks for your support!


 

 

5 October 2010

Spartacus Season 1 Episode 9 Whore on GO! + Preview and Multimedia

ImageThe most anticipated episode of Season 1 so far for me on Aussie TV. Whore was such an incredible episode. I'm somewhat dreading and anticipating what the editors are going to do to this standout episode.

Whore
Batiatus breaks the news that Spartacus is to service the richest woman in Rome and agrees to perform whatever duties necessary.

Credits | Official Page | Promo Pics |

Katrina Law makes her Spartacus debut, Ilithyia gets a nasty look at Lucretia's power and poor Licinia...well more things gets splattered on that floor than should be splattered <g> I'm going to be guess that this particular scene is going to end up on the editing room floor rather than on our screens.


Whore Preview
by MaryD

Special note to Xena fans: Michael Hurst directed this episode and it is just SPECTACULAR.

Wowie. Um. Let's hope I can write something that won't break the spoiler rule. Okay I'll comment on matters already revealed in the logline. Wow. Batatius and Lucretia now run a brothel with a twist! Talk about surprising. I guess having the Champion of Capua and lots of coin isn't enough for them. The women of Rome want more than just to gaze upon the Gladatiors...

Crixus and Naevia continue their secret love affair...one of these days they will get caught...it's just a matter of time. I fear for young Naevia when her Domina finds out...its going to be Mount Lucretia that will explode and it won't be pretty especially considering what happened in this episode between the two BFFs...you do NOT want to cross the Domina...

Again the interaction between the two BFFs is on show...I never know what to make of Ilithyia - she finds herself in some very deep hot water...and there is a SPECTACULAR Lucretia eruption that is just amazing to watch. Lucy does mad, bad and absolutely twisted so well! Lucy in full flight is a joy to watch, had to rewind it several times to just savour it because it is fantastic. I've been waiting for this volcanic eruption for a while now.

The ending once again surprising me! The last few frames of this episode are truly SCARY. I have no words to describe the look on Lucretia's face without giving away a major spoiler. I thought Batiatus was ruthless...his wife certainly matched him here and I thinks surpassed him. Those two are just perfect for each other.

Memo to Ilithyia...DO NOT MESS WITH LUCRETIA and for those hoping to see Xena in this show...me thinks Bad Xena showed up and was in full flight. BAD BAD MAD Xena...REALLY bad Xena. So BAD it's absolutely awesome to watch Lucy transform.

We also see the introduction of a new character, a new slave - Mira played by Katrina Law. When I initially saw the screener I thought 'wow the actress makes quite an impression. She could have easily been overshadowed by Lucy, Viva and Brooke in this fantastic episode but Katrina held her own in this absolutely fantastic episode. That takes quite a presence to be able to pull that off.

Rating: 9/10 (first viewing) 9.5/10 (second viewing - it's just too delicious for words)


 

 

5 October 2010

More Spartacus Promo Posters at MIPCOM

Looks like Starz has gone all out to promote Spartacus: GotA at MIPCOM
Here's some more pics

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Like I said... "Spartacus" took over Palais de Festival

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Looks like wall to wall Sparty.

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"Spartacus" everywhere!

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You can see more pics of Spartacus at 2010 MIPCOM + Promo Photos


News submittted by Barbara Davies


 

 

5 October 2010

For US Fans Only - Double Dare & Angel of Death

Hulu.com is a great way to catch up on movies/tv shows but unfortunately it's only available to US viewers. So if you are in the US then you are in luck. You can now view

ImageDouble Dare (Zoe Bell)

DOUBLE DARE is a double-barreled, action-packed documentary about the struggles of two stuntwomen in male-dominated Tinseltown to stay working, stay thin, and stay sane.

It features Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor


Watch it on Hulu

 

 

ImageAngel of Death (Zoe Bell and Lucy Lawless)

Based on an original script by comics writer Ed Brubaker, Zoe Bell stars as a deadly assassin who turns on her masters after suffering a gruesome head injury.

Lucy Lawless plays her neighbour. See more of Lucy in this role

Watch it on Hulu

 

News submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

4 October 2010

Video + Screencaptures of Lucy on NZ Good Morning Show

ImageLucy on NZ TV Good Morning on 20 September 2010 at 10:45 am chatting about the Starship Spring Clean which is auctioning off her Xena costumes.

The tape has crossed the ditch and I created screencaps and the video clip.

Screencaptures | Video


 

 

3 October 2010

French Lucy Interview - Translated

Yesterday I posted a link to a Lucy interview conducted in French by 20Minutes.fr. Lucy was interviewed for this interview during the 50th Monte-Carlo TV Festival which was held on 9-10 June 2010.. Irena has translated the article into English and you can read it below

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Interview translated by Irena
from 20Minutes.fr sourced interview

Lucy Lawless, unforgettable heroine of "Xena the Warrior Princess" is taking up mythology again in a new series, "Spartacus Blood and Sand"

(With) red hair, flaming clothing, and a red-hot temperament, Lucy Lawless plays Lucretia in "Spartacus Blood and Sand" in an "Orange (network)" movie series starting next Oct. 3rd. With her husband, Batiatius, she owns the gladiator slave who will (at one point) revolt in ancient Rome.

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2 October 2010

Official Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Site Now Up

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The Official Starz Spartacus: GotA site is now up and press page. No promo images have been posted yet but it's there!

Click here to view

The House of Batiatus has towered above the city of Capua for many years. “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” explores its deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he carried with him.

It’s a time of transition as Quintus Lentulus Batiatus takes the reins of his father’s stable of gladiators, with ambitions to elevate the house beyond all former glories. With his beautiful, scheming wife Lucretia at his side, he will stop at nothing to see his name forever carved into history.

Batiatus stakes his fortunes on the roguish gladiator Gannicus, a man whose skill with a sword is surpassed only by his appetite to live every day as if it were his last. But there are those who would see Batiatus and his champion destroyed. Loyalties are tested, lives shattered, and battles waged in this thrilling prequel to “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.”


 

 

2 October 2010

Creation Entertainment 2011 Xena Calendars + Special Bonus

ImageImageThe journey of Xena and Gabrielle is celebrated in our TWO full color super-cool 2011 calendars filled with fantastic imagery selected by Xena Fan Club Manager Sharon Delaney. Now is the time to place your order for your calendars so you have them for the Holiday Season.

We have a VERY special limited time offer (expiring October 10, 2010) which gives everyone who purchases BOTH will receive a FREE hand signed autographed Xena character photo. You have a one in twelve chance of getting a Lucy Lawless or Renee O'Connor signed photo, but EVERYONE who orders gets something!

Click here to order


 

 

2 October 2010

French Lucy Interview 20Minutes.FR 30 September 2010

ImageLucy was interviewed for this interview during the 50th Monte-Carlo TV Festival which was held on 9-10 June 2010.

The interview is in French. If you don't speak French (Like me) you can use Babel Fish to try and interpret the interview (Babel Fish is a hit or miss affair).

If you speak French and would like to translate this interview for AUSXIP, please email me

20Minutes.fr - 30 September 2010

“Violence and the sex are accepted much better in a representation of last”

INTERVIEW - Lucy Lawless, heroin unforgettable of “Xena the warlike one” joins again with mythology in a new series, “Spartacus blood and sand”…

Red hair, clothes burning and temperament heated with sharp, Lucy Lawless interpret Lucrétia in “Spartacus Blood and Sand”, on Orange cinema series, as of next on October 3. With her husband, Batiatus, it has the slave gladiator who will revolt in Rome Antique. 20 minutes met it with the TV-Festival of Monte Carlo. Interview.

Read More Original French | Babel Fish English Translation

News submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

1 October 2010

Lucy Photoshoot in Nicole Miller Dress at NZ Fashion Week

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The New Zealand Fashion Week site has a gorgeous photo of Lucy modeling a Nicole Miller (US Designer) dress.



New Zealand Fashion Week saw four shining stars come together for a very special photoshoot by Olivia Hemus. We'll let her beautiful pictures tell the story!

 

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News submitted by Adi


 

 

1 October 2010

Lucy's Agency Photo From Auckland Actors Agency

Image Lucy's Auckland Actor's site (her agency in New Zealand) has updated her online CV to include her work in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. They have yet to catch up with Lucy's hair colour <g>
What's more interesting is Lucy's photo.

It's from the same photoshoot that was done several years ago but it's a pic I hadn't seen before from this photoshoot session.

Click here to view | View full Lucy's CV



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