December 2010 Archives

31 December 2010

GotA Videos: The Women, The Slaves and Promos 3 and 4

Added the following videos to the AUSXIP Spartacus Video Channel

Promo 4 Gods of the Arena
Posted on: 31st December 2010

Promo 4 Gods of the Arena

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena – Promo #4 “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 [...]



Promo 3 – Gods of the Arena
Posted on: 31st December 2010

Promo 3 – Gods of the Arena

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena – Promo #3 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 Women – Gods of the Arena
Posted on: 31st December 2010

The Women – Gods of the Arena

The women of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena are featured including Gaia, Lucretia, Naevia, Melitta, and Diona. Premieres Friday Jan 21st at 10 pm e/p on Starz.




The Slaves – Gods of the Arena
Posted on: 31st December 2010

The Slaves – Gods of the Arena

Background on the life of slaves Melitta, Diona, and Naevia in the house of Batiatus. Premieres Friday Jan 21st at 10 pm e/p on Starz


 

 

31 December 2010

TV Guide 3-9 Jan 2011 Issue Interviews Lucy Lawless - SPOILERS!

tvguide012011The US TV Guide 3-9 January 2011 issue has an interview with Lucy about Gods of the Arena.

Over the last few days there has been quotes popping up from Lucy about her character Lucretia and Gaia (played by Jaime Murray). We were all scratching our heads wondering where the heck this was from since Wenn.com was attributed for the quote but now the mystery is solved. TV Guide has those quotes.

So if you don't want to be spoilt and you are really trying not to read spoilers...don't click on the image.

Scanned by AUSXIP Reporter: Lori Boyles


 

 

31 December 2010

Lucy and John in Vanity Fair Magazine - Scan Now Online

ImageAs reported on 24 December 2010 In the latest issue of Vanity Fair Magazine - January 2011 issue (with Johnny Depp on the cover) there is a half page article called "Masters of the B.C. universe".

Inside about the Spartacus sequel with a stunning photo of Lucy reclining on a couch while John Hannah stands behind her. Both wear "normal" elegant clothes, not the Sparty costumes.




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in the article there is an interesting quote from Lucy about Gods of the Arena:

The unusual arrangement came about because Andy Whitfield, who played Spartacus in the first season, has fallen ill with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Working around this misfortune, the show has temporarily changed the focus of the MA-rated program (and it earns every inch of that rating) from the character of Spartacus to the treacherous couple gazing at you so innocently from this page. "I was really surprised at the quality of it, given that it came about under really ghastly circumstances," says Lawless. "I just thought it was a way to keep the machine rolling until Andy recovered."

Read more of the article


 

 

31 December 2010

New and Re-Released Starz GotA Videos

Updated the AUSXIP Spartacus Video Channel with the following videos which have been released by Starz. The Weapons video is new whilst the others were originally posted early December and then taken offline. Those videos are now back.

NEW VIDEOS

The Weapons – Gods of the Arena
Posted on: 31st December 2010

The Weapons – Gods of the Arena

Rob Bavin, Props Master on Spartacus: Gods of the Arena gives us a lesson on the weapons of the gladiators. Premieres January 21st 10 pm e/p on Starz.

 

RE-RELEASED VIDEOS

In Production – Gods of the Arena
Posted on: 30th December 2010

In Production – Gods of the Arena

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena – In Production with the cast, crew and executive producers in New Zealand. Premieres Jan 21st at 10 pm e/p on Starz.



The Gladiators – Spartacus Gods of the Arena
Posted on: 30th December 2010

The Gladiators – Spartacus Gods of the Arena

Introducing the gladiators of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Oenomas, Crixus, Barca, Gnaeus, Ashur, Gannicus, Dagan. Premieres Friday Jan 21st at 10 pm e/p on Starz. For more news and multimedia on Spartacus: Gods of the Arena go to AUSXIP Spartacus


Behind The Scenes on Gods of the Arena
Posted on: 29th December 2010

Behind The Scenes on Gods of the Arena

Take a look at behind the scenes of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. The characters we love from B&S and we also get to see a few of the new characters as well. I LOVE this show! You can tell they had a great time making this! Roll on January!


 

 

30 December 2010

GotA SPOILERS - Lucretia and Gaia Quote From Lucy Lawless

Wenn.com has released a Lucy quote which is a major spoiler for Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) and Gaia (Jaime Murray). The quote doesn't appear on their site but the hollywood.com site has it (it's very odd)

If you REALLY don't want to be spoilt...DON'T READ:

Highlight the grey area to see the spoiler

"Jaime Murray shows up as Lucretia's old college pal, Gaia, and will goad my character into bed with opium. At first Lucretia's not into it but, once you're high, it's all on, I guess." LUCY LAWLESS on her racy lesbian scenes in upcoming Spartacus prequel Gods of the Arena.

Source

AUSXIP Reporter: Barbara Davies


 

 

30 December 2010

Gods of the Arena Episode 1 Review - SPOILERS!

A little bit early for reviews / previews just yet...This is a review of the screener version of Episode 1: Past Transgressions. It's a little strange that they published this so far in advance.

Please be aware if you follow this link you will be spoilt.

Past Transgressions
A younger Batiatus finds himself newly in control of his father’s gladiator school. He uses his most skilled fighter to win favor with a cunning nobleman behind the building of the new arena.

Click here to read Review | Credits | Episode Stills

AUSXIP Reporter: Barbara Davies


 

 

30 December 2010

Lucy Episode Still - Football Wives

In February 2007 it was announced that Lucy was in a new role as Tanya Austin. The show was Football Wives. It was based on the British series of the same name. She plays the head wife who is the brains behind the brawn.

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You can find out more about Lucy's role and promo pics and episode stills


Here's another episode still from here


AUSXIP Reporter: Barbara Davies


 

 

27 December 2010

Television Ups and Downs in 2010 - Spartacus Blood and Sand

Television logged its share of ups and downs in 2010. But television also had ascendant moments dur ing the past year. Here, in alphabetical order, are cases of when the medium soared:

Spartacus: Blood and Sand ( Starz): With all the bloody violence, you felt the urge to take a shower after watching this new series. With all the hard bodies and hankypanky, you wanted to take a cold shower. An orgiastic blend of hyperrealism and epic fantasy, with an outstanding cast, including Lucy Lawless ( Xena: Warrior Princess ), the show has been a wicked treat unlike anything else on television.

Source: Associated Press


 

 

24 December 2010

Spartacus Toons Now On AUSXIP

ImageI'm quite stoked about this; Ricardo has sent in his gorgeous little Sparty toon characters for the AUSXIP Spartacus Art Galleries. You will find toons for:

- Lucretia
- Spartacus
- Batiatus
- Crixus
- Naevia
- Doctore
- Varro
- Barca
- Mira

 

Click here to view the gallery


 

 

24 December 2010

Lucy and John in Vanity Fair Magazine January 2011 Issue

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In the latest issue of Vanity Fair Magazine - January 2011 issue (with Johnny Depp on the cover) there is a half page article called "Masters of the B.C. universe".

Inside about the Spartacus sequel with a stunning photo of Lucy reclining on a couch while John Hannah stands behind her. Both wear "normal" elegant clothes, not the Sparty costumes.

The magazine scans will be up on AUSXIP as soon as the copy gets to me.

Many thanks to Andrea for the news


 

 

22 December 2010

Lucy Quote About TomboyTeez on Twitter

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On the 19th December 2010 I posted on my blog about my friend Cat Crimin's new company - TomboyTeez. The pic on the left is one of the designs.

Cat, the very witty comedienne and Lucy Lawless are friends and the following quote from Lucy was posted:

This just in! Lucy Lawless says..."I AM GETTING SOME OF THESE FOR MY NERDY, BRILLIANT FRIENDS. AND I HAVE A FEW. Awesome shirts" Thanks LL! about 6 hours ago via web

You can check out the site here


 

 

22 December 2010

Xena Season 2 on DVD Re-Release

ImageWe have seen the entire series on DVD now for quite some time but Universal has decided to re-release the seasons.

Season 2 will be released on 29 March (hey right on Lucy's birthday!). The five disc set is $19.99 but if you pre-order it from Amazon.com you get the discount down from $26.98 USD

Pre-Order from Amazon.com

The re-released Season 1 DVD is available here


 

 

22 December 2010

Gods of the Arena SPOILERS

E Online with Kristin has some great big spoilers for Gods of the Arena and in particular for Lucretia and Gaia - if you REALLY don't want to know, do go looking.

Highlight the grey area to reveal the spoiler goodies

GB: All I want for Christmas is scoop on Spartacus: Gods of the Arena!

The scoop on Spartacus: Gods of the Arena is that it's awesome. If you forced us to name the three most memorable elements so far, we'd have to say everything that comes out of John Hannah's mouth, the blindfolded fight scene and the love scene between Lucy Lawless and Lila from Dexter (Jamie Murray). Rowr. Gods of the Arena airs Jan. 21 at 10 p.m. on Starz.

AUSXIP Reporter: Barbara Davies


 

 

21 December 2010

NZ The Press Review of Spartacus Blood and Sand DVD + Lucy Quote

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The New Zealand newspaper The Press has a review of the Spartacus Blood and Sand DVD and Blu-Ray. The uncut episodes are being released in Australia and New Zealand (Australia got the edited version which, in my opinion, ripped the guts out of the show (excuse the visual) and lessened it's impact in a huge way. New Zealand got the unedited version).

In part it says:

Starring Welsh-born Andy Whitfield in the title role, with Brit John Hannah as Batiatus and our own Lucy Lawless as his social-climbing Lady Macbeth- type wife Lucretia, it's more fun than it sounds.

Lawless's husband, Rob Tapert, and his film partner, Sam Raimi, are among the executive producers. Lawless described the appeal of the raunchier, bloodier Spartacus thus: "It's everything that we are not allowed in our society. It's like the flip side of our lives. It's lovely to be a voyeur when there's no real danger."

Read Full Review


 

 

19 December 2010

New Lucy Lawless Message on Official Site

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Lucy has posted a new message on her official site and a request.

 


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18 December 2010

Steven Sears on Facebook - Lucy Rehearsal Photo from Pleasuredome Rehearsal

Steven has posted a new pic on his facebook page of Lucy rehearsing for the spectacular 2009 Roxy Concert The Pleasuredome.

Steven Sears:
Rehearsal before Lucy's appearance at the Roxy in 2009. Can you find Lucy? (hint: She's wearing plaid pajama bottoms!) http://on.fb.me/eBQodm


 

 

16 December 2010

Upcoming Events - Starz Spartacus Panel at TCA 7 January 2011

As reported on 9 December, the winter TCA schedule has been released and at that time Starz was not listed but the Jan 5-7 slot listed "cable".
We all naturally assumed that Starz would be there.

It now has been confirmed that Starz will be there to promote Spartacus Gods of the Arena on 7 January 2011 based on the following tweets:

Http://twitter.com/jdtvi/statuses/14007141396381696

@televisionary what day does Starz have its TCA panel?
5:22 PM Dec 12th via web
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JD Nelson

http://twitter.com/televisionary/statuses/14018423340138496

@jdtvi Friday, January 7th.
6:07 PM Dec 12th via TweetDeck in reply to jdtvi
televisionary
Jace Lacob

According to Matt Fowler, IGN Editor (see his tweet here), Lucy will be attending.

News submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

16 December 2010

GotA Behind The Scenes On Starz 01 January 2011

gotaposterOn 01 January 2011 for those that have Starz, there will be a 15 minute (According to the schedule, it occupies a 15 minute slot) Behind The Scenes mini doco on Gods of the Arena.

All Times ET/PT

Saturday, January 1st
Starz 3:00pm

Sunday, January 2nd
Starz Edge 2:27am
Starz 11:30am

Starz Studios: Gods Of The Arena
Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: Go behind the scenes of the latest original series by Starz, 'Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena." Premieres January 21 only on Starz! USA - 2010 - TVPG

News submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

15 December 2010

Spartacus Merchandise 15% Off Sale

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Gold Label, the officially licenced Spartacus online store, has announced a 15% off sale on all items in the Spartacus store!

15% Off* Spartacus Merchandise

From December 13th through December 19th
Use Promo Code: IAMFROSTY


Click on any design below to view all Spartacus t-shirts and merchandise for that image. Shop now!

Click here for the goodies


 

 

14 December 2010

How Spartacus Gets Away With The Sex and Violence - MINOR SPOILERS

lucretia112010-bThe New York Post has an article on how Spartacus can get away with the violence and the sex.

Bloody hit - How 'Spartacus' gets away with the sex & violence

New York Post 12 December 2010.

Lucy has some very interesting things to say about the upcoming prequel:

The new season begins next month and fans won't have to wait long for beheadings, throat slashings, copious amounts of blood, full-frontal nudity and countless sex scenes between masters and slaves, men and women, and several other combinations as well.

And that's just the first episode.

"That's nothing, mate," says Lucy Lawless, the New Zealander who shot to fame as Xena and also had a major role on the acclaimed "Battlestar Galactica" reboot. "I'm forbidding my parents to watch."

"Well, I'd like to -- but unfortunately they're grownups, and I can't really tell them what to do," says Lawless, who plays Lucretia, the wife of the owner of the gladiator school. "But I cringe to think of them watching the prequel."

Lawless wasn't feeling so bold now that her daughter, Daisy Lawless, is also working on the set.

"I say, 'Turn your back for the next 20 minutes, Daisy,' " Lawless says. "It must be really weird to have your mother engage in some shocking behavior."

Read the full article


 

 

14 December 2010

Starship Updates We Love Lucy Page - Christmas Celebrations

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Starship has updated their We Love Lucy page with the news about the 2010 Starship Christmas party!

Lucy helped us to get into the swing of things at the recent Starship Children's Christmas Party.
Lucy kicked off the Christmas singalong with Air New Zealand and really got the crowd into the festive spirit. Lucy also thanked everyone for coming along and says, "It was a real pleasure to be involved in such a special day for Starship and to see how many generous people give their time and effort to make Christmas enjoyable for our kids in hospital."

You can see more pictures of Lucy and the Christmas Party on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/starshipfoundation.

Merry Christmas everyone from Lucy!

Click here for more

News submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

13 December 2010

Spartacus: Blood and Sand Promo Pics

Quite a few of these images have been posted already in the Episode Stills and Character Galleries but Barbara found the Official UK Sparty FB page that had some pics I haven't seen before as promo pics (and they were published in magazines etc)

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and a few more. Check them all out here

News submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

12 December 2010

Xena Warrior Princess Season 1 Episode Promos - S1E11 and S1E12


S1E12 – Beware Of Greeks Bearing Gifts Xena Warrior Princess

Posted on: 12th December 2010

S1E12 – Beware Of Greeks Bearing Gifts Xena Warrior Princess

Xena (Lucy Lawless) is summoned by the beautiful Helen of Troy (Galyn Gorg) to help end the bitter ten-year-long war between the Greeks and the Trojans. Scribes and Scrolls: Written by Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster. Directed by T.J. Scott. Edited by Jim Prior. Passing Parade: Galyn Goerg (Helen), Scott Garrison (Perdicus), Cameron Rhodes [...]



S1E11 – The Black Wolf Xena Warrior Princess
Posted on: 12th December 2010

S1E11 – The Black Wolf Xena Warrior Princess

Xena (Lucy Lawless) goes undercover to aid a group of rebels following a shadowy leader known only as the Black Wolf. Scribes and Scrolls: Written by Alan Jay Glueckman. Directed by Mario Di Leo. Edited by Jim Prior. Passing Parade: Robert Trebor (Salmoneus), Kevin J. Wilson (Xerxes), Nigel Harbrow (Koulos), Emma Turner (Flora), Ian Hughes [...]


 

 

10 December 2010

Spartacus Back To Back - Blood and Sand Replay on Starz

Spartacus: Blood and Sand - Replay - Back to back episodes each Friday beginning Dec 10 10pm e/p on Starz and on Starz on Demand.


 

 

9 December 2010

New Lucy Promo Pics in Spartacus Promo Images - Characters

ImageAdded the new character promo images to the AUSXIP Spartacus Image Galleries of Lucy. She does look spectacular!

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There are more pics of Lucy in the Episode Stills for Episode 1: Past Transgressions


Click here to view


 

 

9 December 2010

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Episode Stills - Episode 1

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Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Episode Stills are now available in the AUSXIP Spartacus Episode Still Gallery

Episode 01 - Past Transgressions

A younger Batiatus finds himself newly in control of his father’s gladiator school. He uses his most skilled fighter to win favor with a cunning nobleman behind the building of the new arena.

Click here to view


 

 

9 December 2010

Lucy Lawless To Paint Horse For Charity

ImageFollowing up the press release about the Horses being painted for charity which was posted on 07 December 2010, we have more details about what Lucy and other stars will be doing to decorate their horses for charity. Too bad the horses aren't dun coloured instead of white...Lucy could have painted Argo.

At the completion of Auckland Cup Week the painted horses will be auctioned off with the proceeds from each horse going to the charity of its artist’s choice (I'm guessing the money raised from Lucy's horse will go to Starship)

The following was posted at stuff.co.nz:

Marc Ellis and Lucy Lawless are about to take the reins of 18 white horses for charity. The life-size, fibreglass horses left Ellerslie Racecourse yesterday to go to new celebrity owners, including Ellis, Lawless, Karen Walker, and Sara Tetro. The celebrities will decorate their horse, which will then be auctioned off to raise funds for a charity of their choice.

The celebrities have until February to paint their ponies. The horses will then begin popping up around Auckland in surprise locations.

After their mystery tour, they will be auctioned off one at a time during Auckland Cup Week.

Read full article


 

 

9 December 2010

Winter TCA Schedule - Spartacus PR

Winter TCA schedule - doesn't list Sparty or Starz but it may be around 5-7 since it lists Cable.

Here’s the tour schedule:
Jan. 5-7: Cable
Jan. 8-9: PBS
Jan. 10: Disney/ABC
Jan. 11: Fox
Jan. 12: TCA Studio Day
9:00am – 10:00am Business meeting
10:30am – 12:30pm Fox Studios comedy panels
Afternoon TBD
Jan. 13: NBC/NBC Uni
Jan. 14: CBS/Showtime/CW
Jan. 15: FX, TBA

According to Matt Fowler, IGN Editor (see his tweet here), Lucy will be attending.

News submitted by Lori Boyles and Barbara Davies


 

 

9 December 2010

Stephen DeKnight Video on Gods of the Arena

TVSquad has released an exclusive interview with Stephen DeKnight. Stephen talks about how Gods of the Arena is like nothing we've seen before on television. I'm quite sure that this is aimed squarely at those that didn't see Blood and Sand because we have been waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for the prequel to arrive.

Click here to read the TVSquad article and below is the video (it has also been posted to the AUSXIP Spartacus Video Channel

 


 

 

7 December 2010

Lucy at 2010 Starship Christmas Party

Lucy was the Starship Christmas Party and from the pics looks like she was having a jolly good time.

The stars were out in force for the annual Starship Christmas Party on Friday 3rd December. Air New Zealand hosted a rousing chorus of 'A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree' which included special guests Marc Ellis dressed a a huhu grub, Jason Kerrison from OpShop dressed as a pig and Dai Henwood as the Pukeko! They were joined by Robyn Malcolm, Paul Ellis, Lucy Lawless, Shortland Street stars, Erin Simpson, TV 3 and C4 stars as well as sporting stars from the Silver Ferns and the Breakers and members of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Our thanks to all our amazing partners who helped us put on this very special day for Starship kids.

Check out the photos on the Starship Facebok Page

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7 December 2010

Starship Welcomes A New CEO - Brad Clark

Andrew Young, the CEO of Starship will be stepping down this month after 12 years of service with Starship. Just received the following note about his replacement from Starship.

I would like to wish Andrew all the best; he has been one of the most inspiring CEO's I have ever met and truly a blessing to Starship. I'm sure where ever he goes and whatever he does, he will bring that same enthusiasm and dedication. Good luck Andrew!

WELCOME TO BRAD CLARK, NEW STARSHIP FOUNDATION CEO

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Clark as the Chief Executive of the Starship Foundation.

Brad was formerly the General Manager of Marketing and Fundraising at CanTeen New Zealand, an organisation which supports young people living with cancer.

In his role as CEO, Brad will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the Starship Foundation; overseeing the fundraising required to keep Starship Children’s Hospital at the forefront of paediatric healthcare in New Zealand; and for maintaining and building on the Foundation’s relationships with its supporters.


 

 

7 December 2010

Ellerslie announces Resene’s Fastest Art Exhibition - Lucy Painted Horse

Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 1:25 pm
Press Release: Ellerslie

Ellerslie announces Resene's Fastest Art Exhibition

Full size white fibreglass horses have been appearing in the backyards of Marc Ellis, Lucy Lawless and Karen Walker amongst others.

They have been accompanied by a collection of Resene paints and a sign saying "Paint Me".

And so these horses are under starter's orders as Ellerslie is set to announce the start of Resene's Fastest Art Exhibition.

An eclectic group of artists, designers, musicians, sports stars and creative individuals will transform these horses into exquisite works of art.

This Wednesday 8th December, at the first of Ellerslie's Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Series events, Auckland Racing Club CEO Chris Weaver will announce the artists involved in the campaign.

These include; Billy Apple, Ra Vincent (sculptor on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and King Kong movies), Kids of 88, Op Shop, Lucy Lawless, Mark Ellis, the Auckland Blues, New Zealand Warriors and Karen Walker.


 

 

7 December 2010

Xena Season 1 Episode Promos - S1E09 and S1E10

Updated the Xena Video Channel with the following episode promos

S1E10 – Hooves and Harlots Xena Warrior Princess
Posted on: 7th December 2010

S1E10 – Hooves and Harlots Xena Warrior Princess

Season 1 Episode 10 Hooves and Harlots
Xena (Lucy Lawless) must discover who murdered the Amazon princess Terreis (Rebekah Mercer) to avert a war between the Amazons and the Centaurs.



S1E09 – Death In Chains Xena Warrior Princess
Posted on: 7th December 2010

S1E09 – Death In Chains Xena Warrior Princess

Season 1 Episode 9: Death in Chains
Xena (Lucy Lawless) must rescue Hades’ sister Celesta (Kate Hodge), the embodiment of Death, from the clutches of King Sisyphus (Ray Henwood) or all mankind will be doomed to eternal life filled with suffering.


 

 

6 December 2010

New Xena Art by MaryD - Dark Warrior

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It's been a long time since I've created some Xena art. Xena was and still is one of my favourite shows and Lucy Lawless just inspires me as the Warrior Princess. I suspect the muse has come back because I've been rereading Xena fanfic (and what a joy that has been. The Xenaverse is truly blessed with supreme writing talent) so expect some more, if the muse sticks around.

Click here to view

You can view my other Xena art here


 

 

5 December 2010

This Week's Lucy Pic Links From Around The Web

Here are some gorgeous photos of Lucy linked to from around the web. Many thanks to @LeAnnLand on twitter for alerting me to them

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Lucy attending the premiere of Extreme Measures on 21 January 2010

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Photos of Lucy at the HRC San Francisco Bay Area Gala Dinner and Auction on 14 July 2007.

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You can also see photos from this event hosted on AUSXIP taken by KT Jorgensen


 

 

5 December 2010

Herald on Sunday 05 Dec 2010 - Sex and Sandals Sequel Looks For New Lead

The following article appeared in the Herald on Sunday (New Zealand) 05 December 2010 newspaper about the recasting of Spartacus. No new news and stuff we already know about but it does have pretty pictures.

Herald on Sunday - 5 December 2010
Sex and Sandals Sequel looks for new lead

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5 December 2010

Lucy Written Testimonial for Cardio Barre

Lucy has written a testimonial for the site Cardio Barre which has helped get into shape for Spartacus.

"I never give testimonials but I am so grateful to Richard Giorla and his team for what they have done for me. I am shocked at the changes in my physique over the past year and I wish I had discovered it ten years ago. The CARDIO BARRE programme has actually changed the way my bones stack up by retraining all the connective tissue and muscle. I am beginning to look like a dancer!"
Lucy Lawless

Cardio Barre is a unique, high energy/no impact exercise class that combines barre work and light weights with continual fat burning motion. Central to the workout are toning and resistance exercises for the butt. legs, torso and arms to sculpt muscles and elongate the appearance of your body. Read More

Lucy doesn't usually post testimonials about products or services she uses (I think the last time she did this was for B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga back in 2007 in her blog for 20/07/2007):

B.K.S. Iyengar is one of the greatest teachers of yoga living today (and some would say ever!). Iyengar yoga has been my salvation after years of poor posture and a fractured pelvis that I feel could not have been fully rehabilitated without Mr. Iyengar's teachings.

News submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

4 December 2010

NZ Herald - Lucy Lawless Top Ten Talents in 2010 Local Entertainment

The New Zealand Herald (4 December 2010) has an article about the top ten talents of 2010 in New Zealand television and entertainment:

On the countdown begins to the Herald's New Zealander of the Year with TimeOut witer's naming the top-ten talents in 2010's local entertainment:

LUCY LAWLESS - as Lucretia, owner of Spartacus and Latin scholar.

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4 December 2010

Washington Times - The List Favourite Princesses - Xena Warrior Princess

ImageThe world will have a glamorous new princess in April, when Kate Middleton is set to marry Prince William of Wales at Westminster Abbey. This week, the List looks at some noted princesses in recent history.

Xena: Warrior Princess — Played by Lucy Lawless, the leather-clad Xena uses her formidable fighting skills to help people in the supernatural fantasy adventure "Xena: Warrior Princess," which aired in from 1995 to 2001.

Read More


 

 

4 December 2010

The Real Deal - Lucy Lawless - Sun Sentinel 3 December 2010

ImageThe Sun Sentinel newspaper (03 December 2010) has a brief look at actors/characters that are The Real Deal.


LUCY LAWLESS

Laugh all you want, but be honest: Would you pick a fight with the real-life Xena?


 

 

3 December 2010

Spartacus on DVD Competition from NZ Women's Weekly

ImageSPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND, the monumental series that premiered on The Box during October and November and rated as their No.1 show in all multi channel homes, comes to DVD & Blu-Ray when Madman Entertainment release all 13 episodes of the violent, provocative and unedited version as a heroic four-disc set on 2 December 2010.

With a renowned international cast including John Hannah (the Mummy films), Peter Mensah (300), Manu Bennett (30 Days of Night), Nick E. Tarabay (Crash) and Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), and a star-making turn by Welsh-born, Australia-based Andy Whitfield in the title role, SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND will get the “thumbs up” from the casual Thracian to the die-hard Roman!

We have five copies of Spartacus: Blood and Sand on dvd to give away. Enter your details below by the 23-12-10 to be in to win.
Conditions of Entry

Competitions are open to New Zealand residents, except for employees of NZ Magazines. The competition prizes are as specified. Further conditions apply, please see Promotion Terms and Conditions.

Click here for more


 

 

3 December 2010

Lucy Concert DVD The Pleasuredome Is Now Available to Buy!

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Alrighty! I've been waiting for this DVD for a long time and it's finally here! The latest from Creation Entertainment - Lucy truly rocked the Roxy with this concert/s. It was BRILLIANT!

LUCY LAWLESS in THE PLEASUREDOME: DVD NOW AVAILABLE!

Filmed Live at the world famous ROXY Theatre in Hollywood in January of 2009, available NOW on DVD!

Lucy's high-powered, searing musical concert has come to DVD for the very first time. Sappho and Gloria meet in a musical combustion that will knock you off your feet! Girl meets girl, girl loses girl, girl gets girl. And we're along for the ride.

This show is based on a screenplay set in the time when the music group Frankie Goes to Hollywood ruled the airwaves as well as everyone's T-shirts. "This post-disco period was epitomized by high times in low places," says Lucy. "Where disco was a sparkly diversion from the humdrum. The era I grew up in fully acknowledged, even celebrated, its own dark side." "The Pleasuredome" brings the audience into a world of sex, drugs, temptation and redemption, about which Lucy says, "I don't know why, but I do 'Bad Girl' really well."

This DVD is regionless so fans around the world can enjoy Lucy's incredible show!

ORDER TODAY for shipping the week of December 13th

CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR LUCY IN CONCERT RETAIL ON-LINE SHOP!


 

 

3 December 2010

Greenpeace e-Magazine Spring 2010 - Lucy at March Against Mining

Image The latest Greenpeace e-Magazine Spring 2010 issue is available online and it reviews the year. It has an article on the Anti-Mining march "March Against Mining" whch was held in Auckland on 01 May 2010 with Lucy leading 40,000 of her fellow kiwis protesting the government's plans to mine national parks

Page 27 has a short article (no picture of Lucy but of the marchers) and the final page has the picture (on your left) of Lucy in the front.


Click here to view magazine

You can find out more about Lucy's involvement in the Greenpeace campaign on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Anti-Mining Page and also on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless March Against Mining page

You can also watch Lucy on the AUSXIP Video of the march


 

 

1 December 2010

Subscribe To Starz For A Private Screening Gods of the Arena Episode 1!

Subscribe to STARZ between November 1 – December 31, 2010 and automatically be entered to win a private screening of the premiere of the STARZ Original Series, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena on January 21, 2011.

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The Grand Prize winner will receive a private viewing party in a luxury hotel suite for 20 people (including winner). Winner and guests must be 21 years of age or older. For Official Rules visit www.starzoffers.com.

Order STARZ today and let the games begin!
Only $9 a month for 3 months.

Official Rules | Order Starz

News submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

1 December 2010

Xena Images Gallery Back Online - Xena Photoshoots

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The AUSXIP XenaMedia Galleries have been offline while I have been restructuring the archives. The Episode Stills were the first to be brought back online and now it's the Xena Photoshoots.

The Galleries are in three sections: Xena, Gabrielle and Xena & Gabrielle. There will be more images added in the next few days

Click here to view to view combined galleries

View Xena Only Gallery | View Gabrielle Only Gallery

View Xena & Gabrielle Gallery

Main AUSXIP XenaMedia What's New page is located here


 

 

1 December 2010

Spartacus Cast Updates - Lucy Lawless

Now that Gods of the Arena has ended and we await the news of who will be the new Spartacus (let's hope they find someone soon so all the cast and everyone associated with the show directly and indirectly get back to work) are doing other things:

Lucy Lawless
- It seems Lucy is in LA according to a tweet by Jaime Murray
http://twitter.com/MsJaimeMurray/statuses/9361981798617088
Had the best time with the lovely Lucy Lawless this weekend. Wish she lived in LA :( Now have 2 wait until the January #Spartacus premier...
about 10 hours ago via web
MsJaimeMurray Jaime Murray

No news yet on whether Lucy will attend the 2011 Official Xena Convention in LA at the end of January.


Click here to read what the rest of the cast is up to

News submitted by Barbara Davies