April 2011 Archives

29 April 2011

Lucy Interview - Part 2 of Hunted: The Demon's Forge

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This is part 2 of the interview with Lucy about her role as Seraphine in the new Bethesda Softworks game Hunted: The Demon’s Forge.

Lucy talks about her role and how she fits in with the story as well as her love / hate relationship with the characters of E’lara and Caddoc.

Click here to view the video

You can find out more about Lucy’s role as Seraphine on AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Hunted: The Demon’s Forge subsite

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For PC | For XBox | Playstation 3


 

 

28 April 2011

New Artist XeBecCatt + New Art to Xenaverse Art Gallery

ImageJust added some gorgeous new artwork by XeBecCatt to the Xenaverse Art Gallery. Check out the artwork on:
- Xena
- Gabrielle
- Lucy Lawless
- Callisto
- Liva
- Argo


Click here to view


 

 

27 April 2011

New Lucy Artwork by Saul Trabal

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Saul has created a brand new Lucy portrait called "Metro Mode"

 

Click here to view

 

You can view Saul's artwork in his Lucy Art Gallery


 

 

27 April 2011

Xena at #11 in The Top Twenty Five Best Roles for Women List

The Top Twenty-Five Best TV Roles For Women - From The Bionic Woman to Alexis Carrington to Liz Lemon, we count down the top roles for women on television.

IFC.com has a great list of the top 25 best roles for Women. Oh yeah that is a great list! At #11 comes our favourite warrior Xena!

IFC also included a fantastic music video by Xedra which shows Xena at her fighting best set to the music of Lord of the Dance. I thoroughly enjoyed that!

Click here to view the list

Watch the video below


 

 

27 April 2011

Lucy Lawless War Veteran - Veja Magazine Translation April 2011

The following article (In Portuguese and English translation by Leila) is from a Brazillian magazine called Veja. is about Lucy's role on Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. It also covers her work on Xena. The scan was contributed by Wladimir. The translation is by Leila.
 

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Lucy as Lucretia (in blue dress): a feisty Roman lady

War veteran

Lucy Lawless, the actress who played the brawny Xena, keeps on loving women in Spartacus.  And she's even bolder now.

Owner of a gladiator academy in the times of the Roman Empire, Batiatus (John Hannah) falls into a rival's trap.  While his bloody face is shown in close up, the camera catches his wife in another type of combat: she is making love with a (girl)friend.   As early as the first episode of the new Spartacus season, which starts this coming Saturday, April 16, on the Globosat HD channel, there is no doubt left: the cunning Lucretia plays in all teams. Such versatility helps maintain the myth surrounding the actress who plays the role, the New Zealander Lucy Lawless. Between 1995 and 2001, that powerfully built woman of 1,77m reached fame portraying the main character of another trash series, Xena, Warrior Princess.  The exchange of caresses with her sidekick, Gabrielle (Renée O 'Connor), led Xena to be worshiped by lesbians.  Swords in their hands, the (lady)fans started gathering at conventions, such as the XenaCon - which the actress supports with her presence until this day. "At the beginning, there was no intention to portray them as lesbians.  But they got so famous that we decided to follow with that idea", Lucy told VEJA.

At 43, mother of three, the actress boasts a beautiful figure, as can be ascertained in Spartacus wanton scenes - inserted between numerous blood spilling ones.  And she is a very lucky woman.  In the 90's, the ex- Miss New Zealand got a secondary role in another series made by the same producers of Xena, and was so good at it that she ended by getting the job of their first option for the warrior woman role. In Spartacus, the central character was, like the title says, the gladiator who led a revolt in the year I BC, in Rome.  But by the middle of the first season, the Welsh actor Andy Whitfield, who played Spartacus, was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer.  The way to deal with his absence was to create Gods of the Arena, a prologue to the original season, which shows how Batiatus, helped by Lucretia, secured his academy reputation. As Whitfield's condition recrudesced - and with Batiatus' death at the end of the first year - it seems that Lucretia will be the big star of Spartacus new season.  A detail: she seemed to have died during the same scene where her husband was beheaded.  Lucy makes fun of the rumors that her character will be resuscitated only because her husband in real life is Robert Tapert, one of the executive producers:  "If the character was not good, he wouldn't have any qualms about leaving me unemployed".

Despite the evidences in contrary, Lucy makes it clear that Lucretia's sexual interest falls on men.  "She doesn't have sex with women for pleasure.  It's just a means of strengthening her power", the actress explains. Lucy, by the way, says that she never had any attraction for women. Not even platonically, like Xena and Gabrielle? "And who said their relationship was platonic? It was pure fire", she quips. 

QUEEN OF SPADES

The actress as Xena: "That was pure fire!"


For more about Lucy's role as Lucretia go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus subsite.

For more about Lucy's role as Xena go to AUSXIP Xena Warrior Princess


 

 

26 April 2011

Lucy as Xena Photo and Mention in OnFilm Magazine Advert

There is a brief mention of Lucy in the April issue of OnFilm Magazine. It's an advert for Animals on Q which is a New Zealand animal talent agency in Auckland. They have trained and worked with Lucy and there is a photo of Lucy as Xena from the episode The God You Know with some gorgeous horses.

Scanned by Jo. Click on the image for the full size version.

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For more Lucy Lawless press go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Press

For more Xena press to go AUSXIP Xena Press


 

 

26 April 2011

Auckland Actors Update - OnFilm Magazine April 2011

Auckland Actors, Lucy's New Zealand agency, seems to have some pretty talented clients as seen from their latest update in the New Zealand OnFilm Magazine. There is a mention of Lucy's continuing role on Spartacus.

Click on the smaller image for the full size version.

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For more Lucy articles go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Press


 

 

26 April 2011

New Ways To Reach AUSXIP Lucy Lawless - new domains

For many years before the great migration, AUSXIP Lucy Lawless was at ausxip.com and then I decided to give the Lucy site a new home and a new domain. www.lucylawless.info was created. Now you can get to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless by two more addresses:

-  AUSXIP Lucy Lawless - www.lucylawless.co (not to be confused with .com) and that will get you to the site

-  AUSXIP Lucy Lawless - www.lucylawless.org

-  AUSXIP Lucy Lawless - www.lucylawless.mobi (the mobile version of AUSXIP Lucy Lawless
(still working on that)

Thanks for all your support!


 

 

26 April 2011

Lawless back in prequel to 'Spartacus' - Otago Daily Times 26 April 2011

New Zealand's Otago Daily Times (Online version) newspaper has an article that appears to be very dated but they have just posted it. It's regarding Gods of the Arena but it mentions Liam's signing as Spartacus for Season 2 as only the previous week. As we know, Season 2 is currently being filmed in Auckland.

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Lawless back in prequel to 'Spartacus'
Otago Daily Times 26 April 2011

Some interesting snippets:

The prequel grew out of a flashback sequence that was originally going to occur early on in season two to flesh out some of the characters, exploring Batiatus' gladiatorial school. It also sees the rise of a new gladiator, the cocky Gannicus. And there will be much more of Lucretia.

"It's true, you're going to see a lot more of Lucretia, but not just nakedness," Lawless said.

"People are going to be surprised by the relationship between Lucretia and Batiatus... Every decision she makes is out of her love and duty to Batiatus."

She said that while the prequel may have been born out of a need to kill time, no time is wasted.

"There is no foot-dragging in this prequel. We really go at it full-tilt," she said.

Read full article online

-- News submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

23 April 2011

Spartacus Trading Cards - Lucretia Chase Cards

The chase cards for the new Spartacus Blood and Sand Trading cards from Rittenhouse Archives have started appearing on Ebay.

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23 April 2011

Rittenhouse Archives Spartacus Trading Cards Advert

The following is an advert for the Rittenhouse Archives Spartacus Trading Cards.

Click on the image for the full size version | Download pdf

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Click here to order from Rittenhouse Archives


 

 

22 April 2011

Lucy as Seraphim in Behind The Scenes on Hunted: The Demon's Forge

Lucy's voiceover as Seraphim in Hunted: The Demon's Forge can be seen/heard in this behind the scenes look at the making of the video called Hunted- Call of the Forge now available on YouTube.

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For more info about Lucy's role on Hunted: The Demon's Forge, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Hunted The Demon's Forge subsite

-- Reported by Barbara Davies


 

 

21 April 2011

ReReleased Xena Warrior Princess Season 2 DVD - NO Extras

ImageHere's something to ponder if you are looking to buy the re-released Season 2 DVD. The Season 2 DVD does NOT have extras.

According to a review of the DVD set by Robert Badgley, he says:
Yet again we have Universal re-releasing the Xena series on their own(it was Anchor Bay last time)here in season two,but again there are NO extras at all-contrary to some previous reviews who seem to be reviewing the Anchor Bay issues;go figure!

Read his full Season 2 review here

If you are still interested in buying this version without the extra go to Amazon.com and by Xena Warrior Princess: Season 2

ImageIf you want the extras (and why wouldn't you?) go and grab the Season 2 DVD from anchor bay with the extras!

 

 

 

Xena Warrior Princess - Season Two


- AUSXIP Reporter Klippart


 

 

21 April 2011

No Place Like Rome - Interview with Lucy Lawless & Peter Mensah - NZ Herald 21 April 2011

The New Zealand Herald's TV supplement magazine "Time Out" has three wonderful interviews and a cover dedicated to Gods of the Arena with Teumeura Morrison (Doctore) and Lucy Lawless (Lucretia) on the cover.
 

No Place Like Rome
NZ Herald - Time Out Magazine
21 April 2011

Lucy Lawless - Her Tragic Beginning - click on the scans for the larger images
Peter Mensah - To Fight Another Day - click on the scan for larger image or read online
Temeura Morrison - Temuera Morrison: Winstone's quarry read online

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For more on Lucy's role as Lucretia, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus Subsite

For more about the show Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and Spartacus: Blood and Sand visit AUSXIP Spartacus News & Multimedia

 

 

20 April 2011

Xena Warrior Princess DVD Sets Reduced Prices at Amazon.com

Here are some absolute bargains for those who haven't got the Xena DVD's or would like a spare:

Xena Warrior Princess: Season 2
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18 April 2011

Xena Episode Promos for Season 1 E16 and E17

Added video promos for Episodes 16 and 17 from Xena Warrior Princess Season 1

S1 E17 Royal Couple of Thieves Xena Warrior Princess
Posted on: 18th April 2011

S1 E17 Royal Couple of Thieves Xena Warrior Princess

Xena (Lucy Lawless) enlists the aid of Autolycus (Bruce Campbell), the cunning “king of thieves,” to recover a priceless chest containing a weapon of awesome power from the evil warlord Malthus (David Telford).

Watch Video

Other Multimedia Related To This Episode

- Credits
- Review
- Screengrabs
- Episode Stills
- MaryD’s Artwork



S1 E16 Mortal Beloved Xena Warrior Princess
Posted on: 18th April 2011

S1 E16 Mortal Beloved Xena Warrior Princess

Xena (Lucy Lawless) is summoned to the Underworld by the ghost of her beloved Marcus (Bobby Hosea) to help defeat the madman Atyminius (Paul Willis), who has stolen Hades’ Helmet of Invisibility.

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Other Multimedia Related To This Episode
- Credits
- Screengrabs
- Episode Stills


 

 

17 April 2011

AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus Subsite Redesigned

The AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus subsite has been redesigned with a nifty new design. Click here to view

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17 April 2011

A New Battle Plan For Spartacus - Lucy Talks About Lucretia 17 April 2011


ImageHerald on Sunday (New Zealand)
17 April 2011

A New Battle Plan For Spartacus



The article is about Spartacus Gods of the Arene coming to New Zealand television:

A new battle plan for Spartacus

ROME WASN’T built in a day, but Spartacus: Gods of the Arena came damn close. This is the programme quickly greenlit last year after Season 2 of Spartacus: Blood and Sand had to be put on hold when leading man Andy Whitfield was diagnosed with cancer.

Lucy Mentions:

Gods will flash back to earlier times when social climbers Batiatus and wife Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) get their first taste of fame by acquiring a superstar gladiator called Gannicus (Dustin Clare). He intends to become Champion of Capua, a title later taken by Spartacus.

Lawless is most certainly a survivor, even though Lucretia seemingly died in the Blood finale with a sword to her pregnant abdomen. “This role is the greatest challenge and pleasure of my career, so I’m grateful I escaped my fate,” says Lawless, who shot Lucretia’s demise two ways — one in which she’s clearly dead, one in which she’s still twitching. Execs chose the latter, assuring she’ll be back for Season 2.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. In Gods, the popular actress engages in some sizzling Sapphic sex with costar Jaime Murray ( Dexter), who plays Lucretia’s girlhood pal Gaia — and that’s something Lawless’ fans have been dying to see since the star’s days as Xena: Warrior Princess.

“The lesbian stuff made me nervous as hell, and I don’t think I could have done it without Jaime,” Lawless admits. “She’s really funny and 200 per cent professional.”

And Whitfield, who is undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, remains her kind of man. “Andy didn’t curl up in a ball and think of himself — he’s concerned about all the people making their livelihood with this show,” says Lawless. “He wanted us to continue and we love him for that. It’s no wonder he played Spartacus so well. The guy is a true hero.”

Scanned / Transcribed by MaryD

Click here to read full article


 

 

17 April 2011

Lucy's Spend-Up On Massive Eco-Garden - Herald on Sunday 17 April 2011 Scan

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Lucy's Spend-Up On Massive Eco-Garden
Herald on Sunday 17 April 2011

Click on the thumbnail for the scan or read the online version

There is a full page article in this morning's Herald on Sunday 17 April 2011 about Lucy's active role in putting her money where her mouth is. Sometimes actors are involved in causes or campaigns that they don't fully support (and their actions later prove it) but from the looks of what the Herald on Sunday reports, Lucy is once again proving how genuine a person she is; she is actively converting her property in ecosmart way; not just saying it but doing it. Good for Lucy and Rob for taking this action. As with her tireless support of Starship, her passion for the environment also shines.

You can also read more about Lucy's role in Greenpeace's Sign On Campaign with articles, photos and video by going to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Greenpeace Sign On event page

Lucy was also involved in the Anti-Mining Campaign 2010
"Don't Undermine New Zealand" - go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Anti-Mining Campaign Event Page


 

 

17 April 2011

Pullip Barasuishou as Lucy Lawless' Lucretia in Spartacus

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Pullip Barasuishou* as Lucy Lawless' Lucretia in Spartacus - a Pullip doll done up as Lucy's Lucretia:

Not sure what to make of these...they are a little weird but fascinating at the same time :)

* Pullip is a collectible fashion doll created by Cheonsang Cheonha of South Korea in 2003. It has an eye mechanism that allows the eyes to move and wink using levers on the back of the head. ...read more

Check out the images here

-- Reported by Barbara Davies


 

 

16 April 2011

1998 World Cup Golf Trophy Presentation Lucy Lawless

Image1998 World Cup Golf Trophy Presentation by Lucy Lawless - Video

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 22 NOVEMBER 1998 Xena star Lucy Lawless presents the trophy for the World Cup of Golf at Gulf Harbour Country Club, Whangaparoa Peninsula, to England’s Nick Faldo and David Carter.

There is a funny story attached to this clip. I was channel surfing and saw Lucy quite by accident. I fumbled quickly to put a tape in to record. Apologies for the atrocious sound quality. The tape was old (it was old and ready to be tossed before I used it for this clip). Lucy doesn’t say anything other than presenting the award.

Video and Caps are by MaryD

Video | photos | screencaptures


 

 

16 April 2011

Peach on AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless Channel

ImagePeach Lucy Lawless 1995

Peach is a short film that deals with a woman, Sal, and her secret desires. Sal is rather smitten than with a tow truck driver (played by Lucy Lawless). The tow truck driver is invited to a party at Sal’s house and helps Sal realise she is wasting her time in desiring for something without going out and getting it. Peach is Lucy’s third movie.

Video | Cast Info | Screencaptures | Movie Subsite


 

 

15 April 2011

Lucy Magazine Mentions and Updates For This Week

Lucy is mentioned in several magazines which are available on Zinio as digital copies.


ImagePC Format Page 82 | May 2011

Play Preview on Hunted The Demon's Forge game. Lucy voices the character of Seraphim

 

 

 

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Micromania Page 33 | Abril 2011

…Cabe señalar, como curiosidad, que en la versión original de «Hunted» la voz de un personaje clave, Seraphine, una oscura hechicera que os encargará mil y una misiones, la pondrá Lucy Lawless, la televisiva Xena, aunque, en el doblaje español.... ¿quién será? …

 

Buy this issue for $3.97 US

 

ImageLe Vif/L'Express Page 305 | 12 Novembre 2010

Not sure what languege this is but it's a mention about Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

 

 

Buy this issue for $4.68 US

 

 

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Soap Opera Digest Page 62 | Mar-01-11

Interview with Marisa Ramirez with Lucy mentions

 

 


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SFX Page 67 | June 2011

…Predating kick-ass heroines like Sydney Bristow and Buffy, Lucy Lawless’s iconic title character, aided by her loyalcompanion Gabrielle, captivated a generation of young girls. …



Buy this issue for $3.99 US

 

 

ImageAccion Cine-Video Page 68 | Abril 2011

Andy Whitfield (Spartacus, primera temporada), Liam McIntyre (Spartacus, segunda temporada), John Hannah (Batiatus), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), Peter Mensah (Doctore), Nick Tarabay (Ashur), Viva Bianca (Ilythia), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Naevia), Erin Cummings (Sura). page=66 …


Buy this issue for $2.84 US

 

ImageConozca Más Page 14 | Noviembre 2010

…Ganas me están dando de estar en el lugar de Lucy Lawless, ahora tengo una nueva imagen de los gladiadores en mi mente (¡wow!).

 

 

Buy this issue for $1.75 US

 

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Soap Opera Weekly Page 28 | Feb-15-11

…RAMIREZ: Melitta is Lucy Lawless’ character Lucretia’s body slave, which basically means that she’s her servant or personal assistant. …

 

Buy this issue for $2.99 US

 

 

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Tivù Page 54 | Gennaio - Febbraio 2011

…Nel cast Lucy Lawless (Xena) e John Hannah (Quattro matrimoni e un funerale). …

 

Buy this issue for $4.96 US

 

 

 


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15 April 2011

The Warrior Profile on Lucy Lawless Backstage Magazine 17-23 Feb 2011

ImageBackstage Magazine has a profile of Lucy called "The Warrior"

"Xena" star Lucy Lawless steps back into the sandals for Spartacus.

Lucy Lawless doesn't mind being typecast. The actor, who became a household name thanks to the 1995-2001 TV series "Xena: Warrior Princess" and who can currently be seen on Starz's "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena," admits that playing Xena may have pigeonholed her into repeatedly being cast as the warrior in period pieces. But, the New Zealand-born Lawless notes, "What am I going to complain about? How many actresses work as much as me?"

read the online version here

You can purchase the digital copy of the magazine from Zinio


 

 

15 April 2011

Hearts Laid Bare - New Zealand Woman's Weekly 28 March 2011

ImageImageLucy was featured in an article about Bare For Christchurch in the New Zealand Woman's Weekly 28 March 2011 Issue . In the photos she is modeling the Heart CHCH - Our Hearts Are You t-shirts.

Lucy wore this t-shirt at the end of Bare For Christchurch event with the rest of the cast. Each cast member had their surname, the number which represented which order they performed (Lucy was #13). The t-shirts were then auctioned off on Trademe.co.nz (Lucy's t-shirt was also autographed. I got a very nice surprise on the auction day when the t-shirt was given to me by a couple of mates. <g> This very shirt will boomerang back to the AUSXIP Charity Auction for Starship next year so watch for that!

Click here to view the New Zealand Woman's Weekly Scans

For more info about Lucy's role on Bare For Christchurch, Bare Blogging the event with MaryD & Jo, photos, reports and video go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Bare For Christchurch event page

 


 

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15 April 2011

Xena Season 1 Episode Promos for E14 and E15

Updated the Season 1 Episode Promos Video channel with two more season 1 episode promos:

S1 E15 Warrior…Princess Xena Warrior Princess
Posted on: 15th April 2011

S1 E15 Warrior…Princess Xena Warrior Princess

Because of her startling resemblance to King Lias’ (Norman Forsey) daughter Diana (Lucy Lawless), Xena (Lucy Lawless) is asked to pose as the princess to help flush out a band of would-be assassins.


Watch Video

Other multimedia from this episode
Credits | Review | Screengrabs | Episode Stills | MaryD’s Artwork




S1 E14 A Fistful of Dinars Xena Warrior Princess
Posted on: 15th April 2011

S1 E14 A Fistful of Dinars Xena Warrior Princess

Xena (Lucy Lawless) goes in search of a legendary lost treasure which includes Ambrosia, the sustenance of the gods, in an effort to keep the precious food from falling into the wrong hands.


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Other Multimedia from this episode
Credits
| Review | Screengrabs | Episode Stills | MaryD’s Artwork


 

 

13 April 2011

Lucy Lawless Interview Lesbian News Vol 28, Number 6 January 2003

ImageLesbian News Vol 28, Number 6 January 2003

Lucy Lawless - In an exclusive interview the actress talks about life after Xena, love, and her lesbian fans

For six long years, lesbians around the nation looked to any clue that theirs was a lesbian relationship. They teased us when they gazed lovingly, even longingly into each other's eyes. They teased us even they gently and tenderly embraced. They teased us when they talked so devotedly about each other. When we thought we could finally prove that, yes, they are lesbians, we ran to the Internet to pore over the latest evidence with similarly devoted fans....

Read Interview


 

 

12 April 2011

New Lucy Lawless Art by Maria

Added four new artworks by Maria to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Artwork Galleries:

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Click here to view them all


 

 

12 April 2011

Tig Notaro Xena, Joan Jett and Me Lucy Mention 12 April 2011

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Comedian Tig Notaro is interviewed and she has a Lucy mention:

Queer comedian Tig Notaro has an impressive lesbian pedigree away from her stand-up career.  She's filmed scenes for the recent biopic on grrl group the Runaways, guest starred in episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program as the one woman alluring enough to turn Silverman gay, and before her stage and screen appearances, she worked as an assistant on Xena: Warrior Princess.

As for her time as a somewhat hapless assistant on Xena, Notaro said she formed a close bond with the woman who played the dykonic superhero herself, Lucy Lawless.

"Lucy is great -- always so supportive. She would go see me do comedy when I was just starting out at little shows and open mics. She and I are still good friends and see each other whenever she's in the States and we both have time. Which is basically never, so I guess I should take all that back."

Read More


 

 

11 April 2011

Lucy Photos from Ellerslie - 16 February 2011

Lucy and Rob were at the Twilight Races 16 February 2011 where Resene unveiled the horses including Argo Starship Warrior Princess. Here are two new pics found on Flickr

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Find out more about Lucy's Argo Starship Warrior Princess with pics, video, auction update and other fun fan stuff on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Resene Horse Page

-- Reported by Barbara Davies


 

 

10 April 2011

ReLaunch - Lucy Lawless The Vagina Monologues Subsite

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After being absent for a few years from AUSXIP, the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless subsite for The Vagina Monologues is back!

Added reviews, press, pics and a video from TV3 News (apologies in advance for the very bad quality...digitised it back in 2002 at very low res in rm format).



ImageThe Vagina Monlogues reveals a series of different women's stories and experiences involving their genitalia. The piece was born when playwright Ensler realized that her work, mostly about women, was missing a physiological connection. Ensler told PBOL,"I couldn't be thinking about [liberating women] without thinking about vaginas. I wanted to know about what women were feeling about their vaginas. As I talked to women, I was so awed and amazed by what people were telling me that I began to think, 'there's a [theatre] piece here.'" quote is from Playbill

Click here to view AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Vagina Monologues


 

 

10 April 2011

Lucy Lawless 1989 Events Page - Mrs New Zealand and Mrs World

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Over the years I've posted articles and pics of Lucy from her Mrs New Zealand days and those articles/pics are scattered all over AUSXIP in various places. I've now created a 1989 Events page which has all the pics in one place of Lucy winning Mrs New Zealand as well as the page for Mrs World (which is just a video from the event).

1989 Mrs New Zealand | 1989 Mrs World



 

 

9 April 2011

New Artist + Art to Lucy Lawless Art Gallery

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Added new artist Maria and new art to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Artwork section.


Click here to view art

 

If you wish to submit your artwork, please contact MaryD

Submission Guidelines

- Must be your own work!
- Must be Lucy Lawless related
- Pencil Drawings
- Photo Manipulations
- Wallpapers
- Montages


AUSXIP reserves the right not to publish any art submitted to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Artwork Section if it contains nudity and/or adult in nature.


 

 

9 April 2011

The Director’s Cut Lucy Lawless Interview January 2011

ImageThe Director’s Cut Lucy Lawless Interview January 2011
Posted on: 9th April 2011

Extended edit of Lucy Lawless interview at the January 2011 TV Critics Tour, by Toronto Star columnist Rob Salem Click here to watch the edited version

View Video

-- Reported by Barbara Davies


 

 

9 April 2011

New Artists + Art to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Artwork

Added two new artists to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Artwork section.

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Click here to view art

 

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Carpe Chakram

Click here to view art

 

If you wish to submit your artwork, please contact MaryD

Submission Guidelines

- Must be your own work!
- Must be Lucy Lawless related
- Pencil Drawings
- Photo Manipulations
- Wallpapers
- Montages


AUSXIP reserves the right not to publish any art submitted to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Artwork Section if it contains nudity and/or adult in nature.


 

 

8 April 2011

New Lucy Lawless Artwork Section Now Online

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I'm very pleased to announce the new AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Artwork seciton is now live. If you wish to submit your artwork, please read the submission guidelines

The artwork section contains the work of 16 artists and more will be added over the coming few days.

View Main Artwork Section with New Updates | View Artist Index


 

 

7 April 2011

Lucy in Funny Business Perfume Spoof - A Little Naughty

fb.pngNZ On Screen has 5 clips from the Funny Business DVD - Funny Business was a tshow show with a very Kiwi twist to it. It was quite a funny show. Lucy made her debut on that show and there are some absolute fantastic skits. The Lucy featured skit is a little on the naughty side (but very tame).

A selection of sketches from this award-winning skit based comedy series featuring Willy de Witt, Ian Harcourt, Peter Murphy and Dean Butler (with occasional animation by Chris Knox). The Hoons display their all of their charm and tact at the beach -- but cruising for action (in a car truly worthy of them) results in a heated confrontation with one of their rivals. The classic Norman the Mormon also features, alternative Dunedin bands of the 1980s are lampooned and Lucy Lawless makes her TV debut in an ad spoof that anticipates her future role in Spartacus.

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-- AUSXIP Reporter: Klippart


 

 

7 April 2011

Lucy At Ellerslie 16 February 2011 - More Pics!

Lucy and Rob were at the Twilight Races 16 February 2011 where Resene unveiled the horses including Argo Starship Warrior Princess. Lucy was also there to collect the $5000 for Starship that Argo won in the Facebook Likes competition.

Here are some more pics from the event that AUSXIP Reporter Klippart found

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Lucy receiveing the $5000 cheque for the highest number of LIKES for the Argo Facebook page

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Second photo of Lucy accepting the cheque and looking gorgeous

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Helena McAlpine with Lucy Lawless at the Auckland Cup Week Sneak Peak held during the February edition of the Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Series






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Also if you are still in the LIKING mood check out Lucy's Resene FB Page

While the exhibition may be over, the fun's still happening over at Ellerslie's page AND if you "Like" them you'll go in the draw to win a fantastic prize package from Remington. 

Draw closes next Tuesday. 

Giddy up!


Find out more about Lucy's Argo Starship Warrior Princess with pics, video, auction update and other fun fan stuff on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Resene Horse Page

 

 

7 April 2011

Bare For Christchurch Raises $83,000

The New Zealand Herald newspaper today has an article about fundraisers for  Christchurch earthquake relief efforts and has a brief mention of the Bare for Christchurch event where Lucy performed

The performance of Toa Fraser's play Bare at the Civic with Sam Neill, Rhys Darby, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Lucy Lawless, among others raised, $83,000.

For more info, photos, reports and video of Lucy from Bare For Christchurch, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Bare For Christchurch event page




 

 

7 April 2011

Bare for Christchurch - Buy Lucy and Rob Pic

Bare has come and gone but we're still getting news/pics coming out from it. Here's an A-List photo snapped at Bare with Lucy and Rob. The pic was featured in a recent article about the show Bare For Christchurch Photo of Lucy, Rob and Michael Hurst - Herald on Sunday 03 April 2011

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For more info, photos, reports and video of Lucy from Bare For Christchurch, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Bare For Christchurch event page

-- Reported by Barbara Davies


 

 

7 April 2011

Lucy in No Ordinary Family Episode 20 Video and Screencaptures

Image634377553045499592The season finale of No Ordinary Family with Lucy Lawless as the mysterious Mrs X. This looks to be the final episode of the series (unless something miraculous happens and the show is renewed for a second season).

Season 1 Episode 20: NO ORDINARY BEGINNING

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The mysterious Mrs. X kidnaps JJ for his super brain while George is imprisoned on a doomed plane. Meanwhile, the Watcher and Katie reunite, and Jim and Stephanie turn to King for help finding their son.

The Powells must join together to save JJ, who’s been kidnapped, courtesy of Mrs. X and forced to solve an enigma that could lead to the permanence of the trilsettum’s effects. Eventually, the other Powells are captured as well while trying to save him from a secret GlobalTech facility. While they were in an elevator, Mrs. X drugged them. Steph and Daphne wake up together. JJ and Mrs. X walk in. She points a gun at Daphne, forcing JJ to tell Mrs. X how to get the serum to last permanently. Once Mrs. X finds out how, she orders the guards to shoot all of them.

George follows Victoria to a plane where Mrs. X and 80 criminals are being loaded into the plane. A guard catches George, and loads him on the plane. During the flight, the plane is deliberately set to crash, and in the ensuing events the 80 criminals survive the crash and become super villains.

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For more info about Lucy's role on No Ordinary Family as Mrs X, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless No Ordinary Family subsite


 

 

6 April 2011

AUSXIP Charity Auction - Starship Items

Hi folks,

Starship has sent me the spreadsheet of payments and for everyone who has paid, we will be crosschecking this off our list and then if everything matches, we will be shipping items out.

Thanks everyone!

If you haven't paid yet, can you please go to How To Pay For Your Item and pay for your item!

Thank you!

MaryD


 

 

6 April 2011

New Lucy Lawless Artwork Section - Submissions Welcome

In the next few days there will be a new section on AUSXIP Lucy Lawless dedicated to Lucy Lawless related artwork. If you wish to submit your artwork, please contact MaryD

Submission Guidelines

- Must be your own work!
- Must be Lucy Lawless related
- Pencil Drawings
- Photo Manipulations
- Wallpapers
- Montages

AUSXIP reserves the right not to publish any art submitted to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Artwork Section if it contains nudity and/or adult in nature.

Submit here


 

 

6 April 2011

Xena - Top 10 Most Magical Princesses Ever!

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With the royal wedding craze sweeping the globe, we've got princesses on the brain. So watch out, Kate Middleton, because you're not the only game in town. After all, there were plenty of Hollywood princesses holding it down on the big (and small) screen long before Will confessed that he hearts Kate.

6. Xena

She's not your everday royalty, but when you're a badass fighter seeking redemption like Lucy Lawless in Xena: Warrior Princess does it really matter?

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6 April 2011

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena on The Box in New Zealand 01 May 2011

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the highly anticipated prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand, telling the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus, will premiere on The BOX on Sunday, 1 May at 9.30pm.

Spartacus: Blood and Sand, the first season in the Spartacus series franchise, one of the highest rating series on pay television in the United States, quickly became an audience favourite with BOX viewers when it premiered in New Zealand last year.

The prequel, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, was watched by over 2.8 million viewers when it premiered in the US earlier this year and now the powerful series, complete with an irresistible cast, is set to confront Kiwi audiences.

The series follows the character Gannicus (Dustin Clare, Underbelly), the first gladiator to become Champion of Capua. Cast members and characters being reprised from the original series include John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and A Funeral) as Batiatus, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as Lucretia, Peter Mensah (300, The Incredible Hulk) as Oenomaus, and Manu Bennett (30 Days of Night, Street Legal) as Crixus.

Joining returning stars will be additional cast members Jaime Murray (Hu$tle) as Gaia, Marisa Ramirez (General Hospital) as Melitta and Temuera Morrison (Star Wars, Once Were Warriors) as Doctore.

"It's exciting to bring another exhilarating season of our top show of 2010 to viewers next month," says The BOX Channel Manager, Tom Fox.

"Fans of Spartacus: Blood And Sand will not be disappointed as this series is as passionate and brutal as its sequel".

Filmed in New Zealand, the production team includes Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Legend of the Seeker), Rob Tapert (Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Legend of the Seeker), Joshua Donen (Drag Me to Hell) and Steven S DeKnight (Smallville, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena screens Sundays, 9.30pm from 1 May on The BOX, SKY Channel 005.

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5 April 2011

Message From Lucy About Her Birthday and the AUSXIP Charity Auction!

Here's a new message from Lucy about her birthday and the AUSXIP Charity Auction which is held in March in time for Lucy's birthday! Thanks to everyone we have raised $9600 for Starship this year! Unbelievable.

thank-you everyone for your kindness and best wishes on my birthday.
I never truly understood that the online auction was a birthday present to me. I was extremely blown away when I got it for the first time! I was quite mute.

Thank-you all (especially Mary D) who organised it. The Starship people are going to be shocked and delighted. I know that will buy some incredible piece of equipment that will help heal a child or ease suffering. You are very generous and I send warm blessings on you all from afar. ( I just took a few minutes out to pray in your direction!)

I had a lovely, lovely birthday. When work was unexpectedly postponed, I caught up with Madeleine Sami and Ladyhawke for brunch at Alleluia Cafe on K Rd and then went out to play tennis very badly with pals in Mt Eden. The rest of the day was spent with my family. My sister made the most gorgeous lemon cake I have ever seen and which we devoured over two days. Thanks, Jos!

Now I have to get back to work. on Sparty. My internet has been down so I have been trying to do research on my little iPhone. Not very good. I am so excited by the new direction for my character. Bizarre stuff! Michael Hurst and I are psyched about what we're about to do. Wish I could say what, but it would ruin the surprise.
Up and at 'em!
Lucy


 

 

5 April 2011

Hunted: The Demon's Forge - Image of Seraphine

seraphineThis is Lucy's character Seraphine in Hunted: The Demon's Forge...don't you just love the eyes? :) Many thanks to Barbara Davies for the image. Click on the thumbnail to get the larger version.

On the official site 3 of the 4 main characters are now visible:
http://www.huntedthegame.com/index.php/uk/characters

Seraphine's page is still a work in progress, but it confirms the pic on  the far right of the characters page is Seraphine:
http://www.huntedthegame.com/index.php/uk/characters/seraphine/3

For more info about Lucy's role on Hunted: The Demon's Forge, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Hunted The Demon's Forge subsite


 

 

4 April 2011

Xena: Warrior Princess The Sunday Times Reviews The Debt Part 2

The Debt Part 2 is one of my all time favourite episodes. Lucy was INCREDIBLE in this episode. The reviewer from The Sunday Times in Perth agrees!

The picture used is, of course, after Gabrielle slaps Xena and a silent tear tracks down Xena's cheek. That scene was just so incredibly powerful and Lucy's acting was just superb. If you are a new fan and haven't seen The Debt Part 2 yet, go and see it. It's one of the best episodes of the entire show.

The Debt Part 2
Xena (Lucy Lawless) narrowly escapes execution for attempting to kill the ruthless young Emperor Ming T'ien (Daniel Sing) and finally repays the debt she owes her spiritual mentor, Lao Ma (Jacqueline Kim).

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More Episode Multimedia
Review | Screengrabs | Episode Stills


 

 

4 April 2011

Bare for Christchurch and Great Mates! Woohoo!

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Lucy's Bare For Christchurch T-shirt Update...

The t-shirt has been sold and it's gone for $120 Kiwi dollars. The money has gone to Christchurch and every dollar is most welcome! Now to the part that was really fun.

What do you do when two mates band together and surprise you with this shirt? Well I know what I would do since it's happened to me. I was gobsmacked and quite touched that these two did something so special.

These two munchkins (names beginning with R & J and one of them was at the BARE event...guess who and it's not Janine) put their heads together and came up with the plan to let me stress over this shirt (I was bidding on it). So kind of them <g> Just when as I was refreshing the auction page and hoping my internet connection won't go down (it seems to dislike trademe), J sprung the surprise on me :)

It's all for a great cause (other than me owning it for a few months). The shirt will be available for the next AUSXIP Charity Auction!

So that's my night :) Bloody good mates, aye? Absolutely.


For more info about Lucy's role on Bare For Christchurch, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Bare For Christchurch event page



 

 

4 April 2011

Xena Image Gallery Update - Xena Comic Book Covers

Updated the Xena Image Archive to include scans of the Xena Comics from Dark Horse, Dynamite Entertainment and Topps. This includes all the variant covers.

Xena Comic Book Covers Added to Xena Image Galleries
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- Dark Horse Comics 14 Xena Comic Book Covers


 

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- Dynamite Entertainment Covers - Dark Xena, Regular Xena Series
- Dynamite Entertainment Covers - Trade Paperbacks and Xena Annual



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- Topps Xena Comics - 19 Xena Comic Book Covers


 

 

4 April 2011

New Xena Art - Dangerous by Klippart

ImageAdded new Xena art by Klippart called "Dangerous"

 

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You can also view Klippart's other gorgeous artwork in the AUSXIP Art Gallery


 

 

3 April 2011

Bare For Christchurch Photo of Lucy, Rob and Michael Hurst - Herald on Sunday 03 April 2011

The New Zealand newspaper Herald on Sunday for 03 April 2011 has a photo of Lucy and Rob from the Bare for Christchurch event along with Michael Hurst on the side.

Click on the thumbnail for the larger scan - Scanned by MaryD

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For more info about Lucy's role on Bare For Christchurch, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Bare For Christchurch event page


 

 

3 April 2011

Lucy Lawless A Seductive Temptress - Herald On Sunday 03 April 2011

The New Zealand newspaper Herald on Sunday for 03 April 2011 has brief article on Lucy with a promo photo from the 2009 Starship Supernova event. The article talks about Lucy's voice over work on Hunted: The Demon's Forge as Seraphine, Mrs X on No Ordinary Family and her recent Bare For Christchurch appearance.

Click on the thumbnail for the larger scan - Scanned by MaryD

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For more info about Lucy's role on Hunted: The Demon's Forge, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Hunted The Demon's Forge subsite

For more info about Lucy's role on No Ordinary Family as Mrs X, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless No Ordinary Family subsite

For more info about Lucy's role on Bare For Christchurch, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Bare For Christchurch event page

For more info about Lucy's Supernova appearance in 2009, go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Supernova Event Page


 

 

3 April 2011

Lucy Singing "Come To Me" 11 June 2005 Gay Pride Festival

Come To Me by Lucy Lawless 2005 Gay Pride Festival
Posted on: 3rd April 2011

Come To Me by Lucy Lawless 2005 Gay Pride Festival

Lucy Lawless at the Gay Pride 2005 Festival 11 June 2005 Lucy sang the song “Come To Me”


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-- Reported by Barbara Bruno


There are two pieces of art that I did for the occasion, photos and reports from the event on AUSXIP Lucy Lawless 2005 Gay Pride Festival Event Page


 

 

3 April 2011

Xena Warrior Princess - Coming To Horror

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Following the news that Xena will be back on UK TV on the Horror Channel starting 25 April comes this report on The Horror Channel website (I think someone hasn't seen the actual show...it's not horror and it's not comedy...(although it does have some pretty good comedy eps)

Xena: Warrior Princess - Coming To Horror

The small screen's most enduring female super hero is back! Smash hit comedy fantasy adventure series, Xena: Warrior Princess will be returning to British TV screens and will begin airing on the Horror Channel on weekdays from Monday 25th April.

On our screens for the first time since 2008, the show is a spin-off from cult favourite series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and stars Lucy Lawless as a powerful female warrior, supported by her trusty sidekick Gabrielle (played by Renee O'Connor). The ever-popular series follows the exploits of Xena as she travels her ancient world, atoning for the crimes of her warrior past.

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-- Reported by Barbara Davies


 

 

2 April 2011

Bare For Christchurch Lucy Signed T-Shirt Update

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Here's an update on the Bare for Christchurch t-shirt which is being auctioned off (with proceeds going to the Christchurch relief efforts).

Lucy has autographed the t-shirt at the back on the number #1 of 13 as seen in the pic to the left.


You can bid on the t-shirt if you live in New Zealand or Australia. Bid Here

 

For more information, photos, video of Lucy singing at the party and a report from Jo and Janine from the Bare for Christchurch event, the fundraiser for the Christchurch earthquake go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Bare For Christchurch event page


 

 

2 April 2011

Lucy Lawless - Like A Fine Wine by Klippart

Image Here's a great new wallpaper of Lucy created by Klippart for Lucy's birthday - Like A Fine Wine

 

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2 April 2011

Lucy in Bare For Christchurch - One More Photo

Image The following pic and info was posted on the Official BARE for Christchurch page (very cool of the friend to do this)

Brilliant! Surprised my good friend Pauline from Chch with tickets to Bare. The chance to escape the trauma and aftershocks to be part of the audience was very special for both of us. We were utterly blown away by the compassion and generosity of all involved in the production. Special thanks to Lucy Lawless, Monty Betham, Logan Swann and Annie Whittle for the kindness you shared towards Pauline. You played a massive part in raising her spirit ... thank you so much!

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For more information, photos, video of Lucy singing at the party and a report from Jo and Janine from the Bare for Christchurch event, the fundraiser for the Christchurch earthquake go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Bare For Christchurch event page

-- Reported by Barbara Davies


 

 

1 April 2011

Lucy Lawless Interview The Jett Stream

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Jack E. Jett has an interview with Lucy (not sure how old this is or if has been reposted). There isn't any date on it. It does say at the bottom of the interview: [Another interview with her is planned on Jett Streams, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on rationalbroadcasting.com.]

The Jett Stream:
with Lucy Lawless
by Jack E. Jett - "Jett Stream"

We're talking to Lucy Lawless, Xena the Warrior Princess, and then later she was catapulted to superstardom by appearing on the Jack E. Jett TV Show, which is airing in New Zealand now. Have you noticed that, Lucy? That you guys spring-boarded my career? Yeah. I'll forever be grateful. Thanks, man. Well, I do what I can do. How's Daisy doing? [her child by Garth Lawless who appeared on the TV show with Lucy] Daisy is doing great. She's following in your footsteps also, with a career in radio and in voice. I bet mom is proud...

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-- AUSXIP Reporter: Klippart


 

 

1 April 2011

Xena Back on UK TV - The Horror Channel

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Xena is heading back to UK TV starting 25 April on the Horror Channel.

XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS
Certificate:
Genre: Series / Action

Action-packed fantasy adventure starring Lucy Lawless. Xena gives up her warlord past, but must soon take up arms once more to stop a village being sold into slavery. S1, ep1/24

Starring: Lucy Lawless, Renée OConnor

Airs next on Horror Channel on:
Monday 25 April 2011 @ 14:00 - S1, Ep1
Monday 25 April 2011 @ 19:00 - S1, Ep1
Tuesday 26 April 2011 @ 14:00 - S1, Ep2
Tuesday 26 April 2011 @ 19:00 - S1, Ep2

-- Reported by Barbara Davies


 

 

1 April 2011

Lucy in BARE for Christchurch More Photos

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Janine has crossed the ditch to go back home from her trip to New Zealand for the BARE for Christchurch and she sent me her pics of Lucy and the Spartacus cast.

Please note: If you crosspost these images please give credit to the photographer. Please don't just take without the proper credit. Do not remove the copyright information.

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For more information, photos, video of Lucy singing at the party and a report from Jo and Janine from the Bare for Christchurch event, the fundraiser for the Christchurch earthquake go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Bare For Christchurch event page