August 2011 Archives

31 August 2011

Starship Spring Clean Lucy + Spartacus + Argo!

Check out these great Starship Spring Clean Auction items! More to come!

 
 
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31 August 2011

Starship Spring Clean - Lucy Lucretia Red Dress Auction Now Live

ImageRed and gold dress worn by Lucy Lawless as Lucretia in the series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, episodes 10 (Party Favours) and 12 (Revelation). Dress is sheer red fabric with gold detail and edging, metal serpent belt and beads. Comes with purple wrap. Some fraying in the hems and on the wrap. Jewellery not included.


Auction closes 30th September.
Packaging, shipping / courier costs are at the buyers expense and own risk.

 

Click here to bid

 

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31 August 2011

Argo on Auction for Starship Spring Clean!

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Well lookee who's back. Argo, Starship Warrior Princess is being auctioned off again to raise money for Starship Spring Clean. The AUSXIP Horse Committee (now branching out in frogs and other assorted animals) has donated Argo to Starship and I'm sure they will find a nice home for her.

Click here to bid on her

ImageThis is one heck of a beautiful horse. Whilst I was in New Zealand in June I had the opportunity to see Argo up close and personal. The photos don't do this horse justice. They really don't. Alot of love has gone into creating this and it shows. Beautiful work. As to how tall this horse is..let's just say I just reach the tip of her lower jaw...one VERY tall horse <g> It's also autographed by Lucy

If you want a closer look at Argo, check out the video Jo took when she was on display

 

 

Click here to bid on her

For those interested in shipping her out of NZ, we estimate it would cost around approx $7000 NZD due to the sheer size of her.


 

 

31 August 2011

Lucy's Archey's Frog SOLD Greenpeace To Benefit and Starship to Benefit

ImageLucy's photo of Archey's Frog auction has closed.

Mr Frog sold for $505 - there was a little bit of uncertainty towards the end but it got sorted out and at the end of the day Greenpeace will get $505 they didn't have for the Rainbow Warrior III.

Not to be left out, Starship will also win. The AUSXIP Horse Committee (yes those looney people again that bought Argo way back) have branched out into frogs. The AUSXIP Barn is getting quite interesting.

We have decided to donate Mr Frog to Starship and thus it's a win/win all round! The kids will benefit from Lucy's beautiful photo as well as Greenpeace.

I do like it when a plan comes together <g>

Many thanks to Lucy Lawless, Greenpeace and to Trademe. Also huge thanks to my partners-in-crime for being such generous souls.


 

 

31 August 2011

Message from Brad Clark, CEO of Starship About Starship Spring Clean

The following is from Brad Clark, the CEO of the Starship Foundation. Brad recently took over the reigns from Andrew Young and is doing a fantastic job.

We wanted you to be the first to see our TV commercial for the Starship Spring Clean before the campaign launches tomorrow.

Please click on the link to take a look.




We'd love you to get involved in the Starship Spring Clean by cleaning up, clearing out and selling off, all in support of the kids at Starship.



 

 

31 August 2011

Message From Lucy Regarding Starship's Spring Clean

Message from Starship about the Spring Clean Auction starting tomorrow!

Hi everyone,

Just a last minute reminder that the Starship Spring Clean goes live from 6pm NZ time tonight! Pictured below are the amazing outfits we'll be selling from the first season of her hit show Spartacus: Blood and Sand, follow the directions below on how you can bid. But don't just take our word for it - here's what Lucy told us just yesterday:



Get bidding (or register for bids) from 6pm tonight (NZ time) at: www.trademe.co.nz/starship.

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PLACING BIDS:

The New Zealand public can bid on the item directly at www.trademe.co.nz/starship.

Overseas fans will need to place proxy bids.  Anyone interested in registering for proxy bids should check out the auctions throughout September (note: not all items will be listed from the first day - so keep checking back throughout the month).


If you would then like to place a proxy bid on any item, please email cindyc@adhb.govt.nz with the following information:

    Your name
    The auction name and number you wish to bid on
    The amount you wish to bid

Please Note: (To avoid disappointment we recommend you offer your highest proxy bid at the outset, however, if you wish to monitor the auction as it progresses and place your bids accordingly, please note that the Starship Foundation will use its best endeavours to place your bid on your behalf but cannot guarantee your bid will be placed or that you will be the winning bidder of the item).

All personal details will be destroyed immediately after the auctions have finished.

 

 

 

31 August 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Starts Tomorrow!

ImageThe Starship Spring Clean Auction starts tomorrow (01 September) and runs until 30 September to raise money for Starship. Lucy has donated two of her costumes from Spartacus: Blood and Sand and another five costumes from the show:

1. Lucretia Red Dress (Lucy) - Spartacus: Blood and Sand Episode 10
(Party Favors) and also 12 (Revelation)

2. Lucretia Green Dress (Lucy) - Spartacus: Blood and Sand Episode 12
(Revelation)

3. Ilithyia (Viva Bianca) - Pink/Purple Dress - Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Episode 13 (Kill Them All)

4. Crixus (Manu Bennett) - Arena battle dress - Spartacus: Blood and
Sand Episode 12 (Revelation)

5. Doctore (Peter Mensah) - Spartacus: Blood and Sand Episode 8 (Mark of
Brotherhood)

6. Batiatus (John Hannah) - Spartacus: Blood and Sand Episode 12
(Revelation)

7. Roman Soldier

The following was posted on 23 August and was sent by Starship:


i everyone,

It's nearly time for this year's Starship Spring Clean! And once again the lovely Lucy Lawless has generously donated some costumes to sell in support of Starship.

Pictured below are the amazing outfits we'll be selling from the first season of her hit show Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

You can check out the auctions from 1st - 30th September at www.trademe.co.nz/starship

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PLACING BIDS:

The New Zealand public can bid on the item directly at www.trademe.co.nz/starship.

Overseas fans will need to place proxy bids. Anyone interested in registering for proxy bids should check out the auctions throughout September (note: not all items will be listed from the first day - so keep checking back throughout the month).

If you would then like to place a proxy bid on any item, please email cindyc@adhb.govt.nz with the following information:

Your name
The auction name and number you wish to bid on
The amount you wish to bid

Please Note: (To avoid disappointment we recommend you offer your highest proxy bid at the outset, however, if you wish to monitor the auction as it progresses and place your bids accordingly, please note that the Starship Foundation will use its best endeavours to place your bid on your behalf but cannot guarantee your bid will be placed or that you will be the winning bidder of the item).

All personal details will be destroyed immediately after the auctions have finished.


 

 

31 August 2011

Lucy Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior III Auction Watch: 30 Aug 2011

Three auctions are currently underway to raise money for Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior III. Here are the latest bids on each item Lucy has donated:

Auction Updates as of: 30 August 2011

TradeMe: Open to Kiwis and Aussies - AUCTION CLOSING TODAY (NZ TIME)


Image634501116647695312ILLUMINATE - Lucy Lawless's Frog


$660.00 (NZ)

(up from $505 from yesterday)



AUCTIONS CLOSING 21 SEPTEMBER

CharityBuzz: Open to all countries

Image634501115817539062Dinner with Lucy

$4600.00 (USD

(Up from $3350.00 (USD) from yesterday)


 

Image634501116366914062The Lone Ranger & Tonto Art
by Michael Parekowhai


$4000.00 (USD)

(unchanged from yesterday)

 

 

 

Find out more why Lucy is auctioning herself and the other items by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Eco-Warrior Subsite


 

 

31 August 2011

Maxim Video: Interview with Spartacus Cast at Comic Con

Maxim was at 2011 Comic Con and interviewed the Spartacus cast:

 

 

For more photos, interviews and videos from Comic Con head over to the AUSXIP Spartacus Comic Con Event Page


 

 

30 August 2011

Lucy on The L Word The Complete Series DVD 22 Nov 11

TVShowsonDVD has the following news about the upcoming release of the entire DVD Collection for The L Word:

    THE L WORD revolves around the lives of a tight-knit group of women living in Los Angeles; women who are all trying to navigate and learn from where life and love takes them. All 6 seasons of one of the highest rated series ever on Showtime become available in THE L WORD: THE COMPLETE SERIES DVD collection! The must-have collectible including all 24 series discs, plus a bonus disc featuring an exclusive L Word reunion! Guest Stars include:Lucy Lawless, Jane Lynch, Holland Taylor, Elizabeth Berkley, Wallace Shawn, Rosanna Arquette, Alan Cumming, Dana Delaney, Steven Eckholdt, Eric Roberts, Bruce Davison, Kristanna Loken, Kelly McGillis, Eric Mabius, Kelly Lynch, and Karina Lombard.
Showtime and Paramount Home Entertainment have today announced to retailers that The L Word - The Complete Series is coming to DVD on November 22nd. This 25-disc set includes every DVD from the 6 seasons released separately from each other, and a new bonus disc with an exclusive L Word reunion feature! And it all comes together in this new collectible packaging...check it out!

For more info go here

To view images and video of Lucy in The L Word go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The L Word Subsite

 

 

30 August 2011

Xena Episode Stills - Season 6 Episode 4 Who's Gurkhan?

ImageEpisode Stills for Season 6 Episode 4 - Who's Gurkhan?

When Gabrielle learns that her niece has been captured by the vicious raider Gurkhan (Calvin Tuteao), she sets sail for North Africa on a rescue mission with Xena, Eve (Adrienne Wilkinson) and Virgil (William Gregory Lee).

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SCRIBES & SCROLLS: Story by Robert Tapert. Teleplay by R.J. Stewart. Directed by Michael Hurst. Edited by Rob Field.

PASSING PARADE: Willa O'Neill (Lila); Adrienne Wilkinson (Eve);
William Gregory Lee (Virgil); Calvin Tuteao (Gurkhan); Tandie Wright (Sonata); Gina Varela (Milda); Michelle Langstone (Lana); Jo Lo (Yo).

DISCLAIMER: Xena's uncanny ability to recover from devastating wounds was not harmed during the production of this motion picture.

STORY SO FAR: Gabrielle goes to North Africa, seeking vengeance on the vicious raider who captured her niece and killed her parents and her sister’s husband years before.

REWIND FOR: Xena's helping hand on the tiller in the first shot on board the ship to Mogodor. Touch of the perennial back seat driver's syndrome there. She clearly doesn't trust anyone, least of all the captain of this ship to do anything as well as she can. Can you spell control freak?

Yet another human resource recycling moment. You may remember the follicly challenged slave auctioneer in Mogodor from that ol' classic The Quill Is Mightier. He played the hapless general waiting for Ares' "You'll know it when you see it" sign to attack. Guess all those naked Gabrielles must have given him an idea for a career change.

Xena growling at Virgil to back off when he squeezes her cheeks (the upper ones) in front of the slave auctioneer. No one can do 'pissed off' quite like Xena. The priceless expression on Virgil's face was bettered a few seconds later when Xena was stripped naked in front of him. There were no FX guys involved when you saw his tongue rolling out of his mouth and his eyes bug out on the end of stalks.

The expression a moment later on Gabrielle’s face just before she asks Eve "Where is she".... Eve might have killed whole armies, but she hasn’t truly known danger until that moment methinks.

A classic Joxer moment as Superlius - Pirate of the High Seas aka Virgil returns to the ship singing "I capture beautiful maidens and sell them - -." The delusions of grandeur, the fumbling as he drops his bag of gold coins, ending with a "Hi Gabrielle!" would have brought a tear to his father's eye, and an approving belch from his mother.

The look on Xena's face when Gabrielle shimmied into view (in a marvellous costume) as she literally bent those glorious abbs over backwards for Gurkhan during her dance audition. Xena's expression was a confused mix of:

1. That's a new trick, and why haven't I seen it before.

2. Where could Gabrielle possibly be concealing a weapon in that outfit she's almost wearing, and,

3. How come she never dresses for me like that?!

The scene when a pummelled Xena declares she’s "peachy" as Gabrielle cradles her. Awwww, couldn’t y’all just feel the love. *g*

Gabrielle trailing her fingers down Xena's arm in the bathing room scene. That one small gesture demonstrated her deep love and affection for the Warrior Princess better than a thousand ham-fisted scripts ever could.

QUOTABLE:

"She doesn't have what it takes to kill in cold blood. Do you think I inherited that talent from you mother?" The butter wouldn't melt in her mouth look, and the creepy tone in Eve's voice made you want to itch something.

"Eve, that peaceful smile is not going to cut it!" Gabrielle's under the strain of Eve's new 'goody goody' phase and calls her bluff. Guess you can only fool some of the people some of the time, huh Eve?

"We did it because we love you." You guessed it, Eve again. Uggh. We surrender already. That girl has all the charm of fingernails being dragged down a chalkboard.

"You'll be beaten, dragged, manacled, thrown in a dark dungeon and left to die."

A dark dungeon as opposed to the well-lit, rooms with a view, prisoners are usually forced to endure. Meanwhile, Yo, self-appointed entertainment director, impresses her fellow slave girls with a list of 'fun things to do' at Club Gurkhan.

"For in my stables, I have rare beauties from every part of the world, just waiting to be plucked." He did say plucked, right?

"I have a request - Sarah's head on a plate." And don't be skimpy with the french fries, right Xena?

"Join us little one." Ghurkhan seals his death sentence by snuffing out any chance of mercy from Gabrielle. You don't do short jokes around the Bard, mate.

Read Sheryl-Lee's Review


 

 

30 August 2011

Lucy Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior III Auction Watch: 29 Aug 2011

Three auctions are currently underway to raise money for Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior III. Here are the latest bids on each item Lucy has donated:

Auction Updates as of: 29 August 2011

 

CharityBuzz: Open to all countries

Image634501115817539062Dinner with Lucy

$3350.00 (USD)

(unchanged from yesterday)

 

Image634501116366914062The Lone Ranger & Tonto Art
by Michael Parekowhai


$4000.00 (USD)

(unchanged from yesterday)

 

 

TradeMe: Open to Kiwis and Aussies


Image634501116647695312ILLUMINATE - Lucy Lawless's Frog


$505.00 (NZ)

(unchanged from yesterday - this auction closes
on 31 August (NZ)

 

 

 

Find out more why Lucy is auctioning herself and the other items by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Eco-Warrior Subsite


 

 

29 August 2011

Lucy Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior III Auction Watch: 28 Aug 2011

Three auctions are currently underway to raise money for Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior III. Here are the latest bids on each item Lucy has donated:

Auction Updates as of: 28 August 2011

 

CharityBuzz: Open to all countries

Image634501115817539062Dinner with Lucy

$3350.00 (USD)

(unchanged from yesterday)

 

Image634501116366914062The Lone Ranger & Tonto Art
by Michael Parekowhai


$4000.00 (USD)

(unchanged from yesterday)

 

 

TradeMe: Open to Kiwis and Aussies


Image634501116647695312ILLUMINATE - Lucy Lawless's Frog


$505.00 (NZ)

(unchanged from yesterday - this auction closes
on 31 August (NZ)

 

 

 

Find out more why Lucy is auctioning herself and the other items by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Eco-Warrior Subsite


 

 

29 August 2011

New Artwork by Maria

Added new Lucy artwork by Maria to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Artwork Gallery

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Click here to view the artwork


 

 

28 August 2011

Lucy Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior III Auction Watch: 27 Aug 2011

Three auctions are currently underway to raise money for Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior III. Here are the latest bids on each item Lucy has donated:

Auction Updates as of: 27 August 2011

 

CharityBuzz: Open to all countries

Image634501115817539062Dinner with Lucy

$3350.00 (USD)

 

 

Image634501116366914062The Lone Ranger & Tonto Art
by Michael Parekowhai


$4000.00 (USD)

(unchanged from yesterday)

 

 

TradeMe: Open to Kiwis and Aussies


Image634501116647695312ILLUMINATE - Lucy Lawless's Frog


$505.00 (NZ)

(unchanged from yesterday)

 

 

 

Find out more why Lucy is auctioning herself and the other items by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Eco-Warrior Subsite


 

 

27 August 2011

Lucy Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior III Auction Watch: 26 Aug 2011

Three auctions are currently underway to raise money for Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior III. Here are the latest bids on each item Lucy has donated:


CharityBuzz: Open to all countries

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Dinner with Lucy



$3100.00 (USD)

 

ImageThe Lone Ranger & Tonto Art
by Michael Parekowhai


$4000.00 (USD)

 

 

TradeMe: Open to Kiwis and Aussies

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ILLUMINATE - Lucy Lawless's Frog


$510.00 (NZ)



Find out more why Lucy is auctioning herself and the other items by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Eco-Warrior Subsite


 

 

27 August 2011

Lucy at Unitec Tree Planting Day - Western Leader (NZ) 25 Aug 2011

The Western Leader (New Zealand) newspaper on 25 August 2011 had a brief mention of Lucy attending the Unitec Tree Planting day at Murawai on 7 August. They had it under their Milestone's section. Lucy attended the event to plant trees on Murawai beach with her son Judah who is also seen in this photo.

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click here for more pictures from this event

 

Related Articles:
In Unison Magazine - Warrior Princess Turns Captain Planet


 

 

27 August 2011

New Lucy Artwork by Carpe Chakram

Updated Carpe Chakram's Lucy Artwork gallery with two new art pieces

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Click here to view


 

 

26 August 2011

Lucy's Lone Ranger & Tonto Artwork - Auction Now Live

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Lucy's beloved artwork that she bought with her first paycheck from Xena - The Lone Ranger and Tonto - is now up on for auction.

Click here to bid on both of them


Click here to read Lucy's message about these pieces


Also on auction for Dinner with Lucy is also online

The Dinner Date with Lucy auction to raise money for Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior III is now live. Lucy's never auctioned herself off before for a dinner (that I can recall) so it's pretty special!

The current bid is $1850 but I somehow don't think it's going to stay there for very long. The auction runs from now till 21 September. So if you want to have dinner with Lucy either in LA or Auckland, now is your time!

Click here to bid



 

 

26 August 2011

Have Dinner With Lucy Lawless - Auction Now Live

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The Dinner Date with Lucy auction to raise money for Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior III is now live. Lucy's never auctioned herself off before for a dinner (that I can recall) so it's pretty special!

The current bid is $1850 but I somehow don't think it's going to stay there for very long. The auction runs from now till 21 September. So if you want to have dinner with Lucy either in LA or Auckland, now is your time!

Click here to bid

 

Lucy Lawless has battled dragons, been aboard the Battlestar Galactica and now she wants to have dinner with you and a lucky guest! Have dinner with this Sci-fi superstar in LA January 23-27 or Auckland New Zealand November 2011 - June 2012.


 

 

25 August 2011

Lucy's Dinner and Artwork Auction for Rainbow Warrior III Update + Lucy Message

ImageIt seems there was some excitement today when the auction items for Lucy's dinner and her artwork of the Lone Ranger and Tonto went up on the CharityBuzz site. It lasted for a bit and then it was removed without warning.

It seems there was a hiccup and they had to remove it but the auctions will be back up soon.

Lucy confirmed that there was a hiccup and that the dinner and the artwork will go back up soon and passed on a message to say that it was sweet of people to care!

So go to the CharityBuzz Site and watch that space for the items to come back online!

Find out more about why Lucy is auctioning a dinner with herself and her artwork by clicking here


 

 

24 August 2011

Reminder: Auction for Dinner with Lucy and Lucy's Artwork on 25 August

Hi folks,

A reminder: the auction will go live on the Charity Buzz site on the morning of 25 August (NZ Time).

FANCY A DINNER WITH LUCY OR BUYING HER BELOVED ARTWORK?

Image634498162319030053I am having a wee cry about losing my two friends, 'Tonto' and 'The Lone Ranger' which are the first artworks I ever bought with my Xena pay packet. They are magnificent photos by the now world famous, Michael Parekowhai. He was the big noise at the Venice Biennale this year. I really love everything he does.


Read More of Lucy's Message

 

The online auction kicks off Thursday 25th (NZ Time). Click here for the Charity Buzz Greenpeace Auction page - If you'd like to receive a notification when bidding starts, click here  -

 

 

And, if you feel inspired, you can make an instant cash donation to the Rainbow Warrior III here.


 

 

24 August 2011

Lucy's Three Funny Business Comedy Skit Videos from 1988

Here's three more clips from the 1988 New Zealand skit show "Funny Business"

Funny Business was a comedy show that didn’t take itself seriously at all. Funny Business has been released on DVD with all of Lucy’s skits on it. Available from New Zealand. Click here to order DVD from NZ (Region 4)

 

1988 Lucy Funny Business Skit: Lounge Suite


1988 Lucy Funny Business Skit: Lounge Suite

Posted on: 24th August 2011

 

 

1988 Lucy Funny Business Skit: Do Up The House


1988 Lucy Funny Business Skit: Do Up The House

Posted on: 24th August 2011

 

 

1988 Lucy Funny Business Skit: Check Out Girl


1988 Lucy Funny Business Skit: Check Out Girl

Posted on: 24th August 2011

 

 

All of the Funny Business clips can be seen on the AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless Channel


 

 

24 August 2011

Starz Official Photos - Lucy at Press Round Table at Comic Con

Starz has officially released photos of the Spartacus cast at the 2011 Comic Con Press Round Table. Here are the photos with Lucy.

Click on the thumbnails for the larger scans:

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For more images of Lucy at the 2011 Comic Con go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless 2011 Comic Con Event Page

For videos of Lucy at the 2011 Comic Con press round table go to AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless Interviews


 

 

23 August 2011

Starship Spring Clean - Lucy and Spartacus Costumes On Auction From 1 September!

ImageHey folks it's that time of year again - here's the latest note from Starship about the cool outfits Lucy donated to Starship for their auction!

Hi everyone,

It’s nearly time for this year’s Starship Spring Clean! And once again the lovely Lucy Lawless has generously donated some costumes to sell in support of Starship.

Pictured below are the amazing outfits we’ll be selling from the first season of her hit show Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

You can check out the auctions from 1st – 30th September at www.trademe.co.nz/starship

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PLACING BIDS:

The New Zealand public can bid on the item directly at www.trademe.co.nz/starship.

Overseas fans will need to place proxy bids. Anyone interested in registering for proxy bids should check out the auctions throughout September (note: not all items will be listed from the first day – so keep checking back throughout the month).

If you would then like to place a proxy bid on any item, please email cindyc@adhb.govt.nz with the following information:

Your name
The auction name and number you wish to bid on
The amount you wish to bid

Please Note: (To avoid disappointment we recommend you offer your highest proxy bid at the outset, however, if you wish to monitor the auction as it progresses and place your bids accordingly, please note that the Starship Foundation will use its best endeavours to place your bid on your behalf but cannot guarantee your bid will be placed or that you will be the winning bidder of the item).

All personal details will be destroyed immediately after the auctions have finished.


 

 

23 August 2011

SuperQuiz - Lucy and Xena from Herald Sun 23 August 2011

ImageThis was featured in today's Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia) 23 August 2011.

Now if no one can figure out the quiz question about Lucy Lawless, you haven't been reading AUSXIP for very long <g> There's also a nic promo pic of Lucy as Xena.

Look at Question #18 - it's worth 2 points.




Click on the smaller image to get the full size version


 

 

23 August 2011

Spartacus Press Round Table Interview with Lucy at Comic Con Transcript

ImageSpartacus interview #1 (of 5): Lucy Lawless Transcript at Comics Bulletin site:

Comic Con Interview Transcript with Lucy Lawless:

This year’s San Diego Comic Con definitely proved that if you’re willing to fight for it, you’ll get to see something good. Stepping up and fighting for a spot in the press room for the upcoming season of Spartacus was certainly worth the experience. I’d like to present a press round table in five parts. Part one is with the stunning and ever delightful queen of all nerdom, Lucy Lawless, who of course portrays the conniving lady of the ludus, Lucretia.

Click here to read the transcript


 

 

22 August 2011

Xena Episode Stills - Season 4 Episode 1 Adventures in the Sin Trade Part 1

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Episode Stills for Season 4 Episode 1 Adventures in the Sin Trade Part 1. Season 4 started with a very Gabrielle lite episode (and Renee wasn't even listed in the opening credits)

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Distraught with grief over the loss of Gabrielle, Xena travels to Siberia and the Amazon Land of the Dead to find her friend.

 

Read Review by Sheryl-Lee

SCRIBES & SCROLLS: Story by Robert Tapert & R.J. Stewart; teleplay By R.J. Stewart; edited by Robert Field; directed by T.J. Scott

PASSING PARADE: Marton Csokas (Borias); Claire Stansfield (Alti); Sheeri Rappaport (Otere, teenager); Vicky Pratt (Cyane); Erik Thomson (Hades); Kate Elliott (Yakut); Charlotte Saunders (Anokin); Jay Saussey (young dead woman); Samelle Vosloo (Young Otere); Barry Duffield (Koryak); Ben Baker (Chalcis); Barret Irwin (Warrior)

STORY SO FAR: Xena tries to find Gabrielle in land of the dead. In the process, she discovers her deeds from her bad old days have kept a tribe of Amazons from entering the Gates of Eternity and decides to right this wrong by going after an evil black shamaness.

DISCLAIMER: No Dead Amazons lost their lives in the production of this motion picture.

REWIND FOR: Nutso "hiiiieeeeeya!" Xena scene just before the opening credits. OK so it meant nothing but Xena needing to vent, but it sure looked good.

The Xena grief-stricken funeral pyre scene, complete with Gabrielle montage - note what scene flashes up as each word is spoken by Xena: "Best thing that ever happened to me": Gabrielle kisses Xena; "Gave my life meaning": they’re handholding; "Joy": a hot tub waterfight; "Part of me forever": a silhouette of them walking together. Very sweet.

The establishing shot of the Amazon Queen Cyane in a beautiful classic pose of the proud huntress. Note she always stands higher than Xena in every shot - she has the high moral ground, after all!

Have another look at the Beserker and horse... and tell me if that isn’t nearly identical to Robin Williams’s waking hallucinations from The Fisher King.

When fighting the Beserker, to keep the pain from stopping her, Xena gives herself a thigh thwap. Is it my imagination or did she use the same type of thigh thwap on Gabrielle during Gabrielle’s Hope to take away the pain of childbirth. That’s one mighty far ranging nerve pinch.

QUOTABLE: "Even in death Gabrielle, I will never leave you. You are the best thing that ever happened to me. You give my life meaning and joy; you will be a part of me forever." Xena about to keep the mother of all promises. Well, almost...

"I can’t Gabrielle, I can’t. You know nothing would make me happier than seeing you again. You are my light. I just realised what it was you gave me. A light of my own. There’s something I’ve gotta do, something you’d want me to do. I love you."

Xena getting awfully verbose all of a sudden for a stiff-lipped Warrior Princess. Not that I’m complaining, mind... Perish the thought.

BEST COMEBACKS

Borias: What would do if I told you I was in love?

Xena: I’d cut out your sweetheart’s throat... you think I wouldn’t?

Land of the Dead girl: Will you be able to get back from there?

Xena: I don’t know

Land of the Dead girl: She must be a very good friend.

Xena: She’s the only friend.


 

 

21 August 2011

Xena Episode Stills - Season 4 Episode 2 Adventures in the Sin Trade Part 2

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Xena Episode Stills for Season 4 Episode 2: Adventures in the Sin Trade Part 2.

This was a Renee-lite episode (one scene at the end of Xena's vision which made the Warrior Princess very happy when she saw what appeared to be Xena & Gab getting crucified and Gabrielle being very much alive in her future).

Renee was on set but was shadowing Director TJ Scott and preparing for her directorial debut in Season 4 Episode 22 Deja Vu All Over Again.

S4 - Episode 2 Adventures in the Sin Trade Part 2
Xena travels to the Amazon Resting Place to battle the evil witch, Alti, and learns that Gabrielle is still alive.

View Episode Stills


READ EPISODE REVIEW by Shery-Lee

SCRIBES & SCROLLS: Story by Robert Tapert & R.J. Stewart; Teleplay by R.J. Stewart; Edited by Robert Field; Directed by T.J. Scott.

PASSING PARADE: Marton Csokas (Borias); Claire Stansfield (Alti); Sheeri Rappaport (Otere); Vicky Pratt (Cyane); Kate Elliott (Yakut).

STORY SO FAR: Xena continues in her quest to kill an evil black shamaness and right a wrong from her past which has kept a tribe of Amazons trapped in the Land of the Dead. She is helped by a group of young Amazons in a far off land, whom she leads. Meanwhile, the shamaness haunts Xena with images of Gabrielle, her future and past - revealing a secret curse that was placed on the Warrior Princess’s son.

DISCLAIMER: Xena's search for Gabrielle was not harmed during the production of this motion picture.

REWIND FOR: The fastest outfit change in the west (now that’s a gal to go clothes shopping with); followed by a tree-limb sprint that would have put Tarzan to shame; Xena, either by sheer insolence or accident (most likely the latter given her views on Caesar), gives the Roman salute (a single chest thump), not the double chest thump Amazon sign to Cyane at the funeral of the "little redhead" Amazon who Xena killed; the tree swoop fight, overlong, but with enough mystic ambience and originality in places to make you forget they’re just swinging about on ropes; and finally, hey, I know it’s obviously from some upcoming episode, but that flashfoward of Xena and Gabs on the crucifixes saying their final goodbyes, wow, there’s a heart stopper that almost stole the show.

QUOTABLE: "This is good for me, right?" Otere cynically questioning Grasshopper Xena’s unusual cleansing ritual and/or seduction techniques. The big question remains: Since when does the Amazon administering the Great Palm Frond Whupping have to be nekkid themselves... hmmm? No wonder Otere had her doubts!

"I can never ask your forgiveness. I do ask you let me help you build a new life. That’s what my friend Gabrielle did for me..." And Gabrielle’s been gone how many minutes, Xena? That Warrior Princess sure hangs the Sidekick Wanted sign up fast.

Best comebacks:
Borias: Trying to assassinate her was idiotic.

Xena: You’re right, she’s much too tough to die. We should definitely hang with her for awhile. (A rather prophetic choice of words about Cyane.)

Xena: You think I deserve better than that (Borias)?
Cyane: No, I think he deserves better.

Alti: Tell me who she is. Tell me who the blonde one is.

Xena: She’s goodness and innocence Alti. And she lives inside me forever.

Xena: Gabrielle, you’re the best thing in my life.

Gabrielle: I love you Xena. (Okay, okay, so I cheated, and it’s from the future. So shoot me ‘cos I can’t wait that long.)

Alti: Your little friend is dying. How does that make you feel?

Xena: Good. Cos if she’s dying in my future that means she’s AL-II-IIVE...


 

 

21 August 2011

Lucy Lawless as Lucretia in Spartacus Subsite Updated

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The AUSXIP Lucy Lawless - Lucretia in Spartacus subsite has been updated.

* Updated Design
* Updated Image Galleries

Click here to view

Lucretia, Domina of Batiatus' Ludus in Capua, beloved wife of Quintas Batiatus. Season 1 saw Lucretia as the woman who loved and adored her husband Batiatus. She desperately wanted to give her husband a child by any means necessary. The Prequel saw a young Lucretia learning the art of seduction and manipulation and Season 2 will see Lucretia as the grieving widow, alone in Roman society without of her beloved Batiatus. Spartacus and Crixus ended her marriage and killed her unborn child. Without Batiatus by her side, her status in Roman society has evaporated. Lucretia is out for vengeance on those that killer her husband, killed her child and left her for dead.


 

 

21 August 2011

Video: Xena Promo from NATPE Convention 20 January 1998

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The following Xena promo was shown at the start of the NATPE Convention Xena Panel. Lucy, Rob and Universal/USA execs were there to promote the show. The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) is an organization dedicated to providing information, marketing and meeting opportunities in television programming.

Date: 20 January 1998

Click here to view video


 

 

21 August 2011

2012 Xena Calandars From Creation Entertainment Now On Sale

ImageImageTHE 2012 CALENDAR SET WITH BONUS OFFER from Creation Entertainment

For collectors we have a very special offer: YOU GET BOTH 2012 CALENDARS plus a super bonus: a hand signed autographed photo of a favorite Xena star randomly selected from these celebrities.

EVERYONE GETS ONE AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO AND THE QUESTION IS: WHO WILL YOU GET? You have a ONE IN 12 chance of GETTING A LUCY LAWLESS OR RENEE O'CONNOR AUTOGRAPH!

AUTOGRAPH LIST INCLUDES:
LUCY LAWLESS (1 in 12)
RENEE O'CONNOR (1 in 12)
CLAIRE STANSFIELD
GINA TORRES
JENNIFER SKY
ROBERT TREBOR
TIM THOMERSON
VICTORIA PRATT
ADRIENNE WILKINSON
MICHAEL HURST
TSIANINA JOELSON
PATRICK FABIAN
DAVID TAYLOR
JENNIFER WARD-LEALAND
MYSTERY GUEST???

THIS VERY SPECIAL BONUS WILL BE INCLUDED ONLY IF YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30TH, SO PLEASE ACT QUICKLY! THANKS!

Cover art may vary from shown.

Click here to Order


 

 

20 August 2011

Lucy Audio Interview from NPR 9 January 2011

ImageOn January 9, 2010 Lucy was interview by NPR. Lucy Lawless is kind of like King Midas, but for nerds: pretty much every sci-fi or fantasy thing she touches turns to gold. Xena: Warrior Princess and Battlestar Galactica are true classics — the kinds of programs nerds will tell their children about … if they ever manage to reproduce.

Lawless is starring in the new Starz program Spartacus: Blood and Sand, which guarantees that pasty people will be dressing up as its characters at conventions for decades to come.

We’re asking Lucy to play a game called “We didn’t have the chance to say thanks.” Three questions about great American innovators who died recently.

Click here to listen to the interview


 

 

20 August 2011

Lucy Images from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Set

Randy Santel's Facebook Page has some great pictures of him from the set of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena in in particular there is some great shots of him and Lucy. Mens Health Magazine held a competition and the prize was a walk on role on Spartacus Gods of the Arena. Randy Santel travelled to New Zealand for the role. He also got some TLC from Lucy Lawless and Jaime Murray. Back in January 2011 we brought you some behind the scenes images and video footage from his time on the set.

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Check out these great photos from Randy:

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Click here to view the photos


You can see the video which was posted in January of his set visit:

 

 

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18 August 2011

Fancy A Dinner with Lucy Lawless?

lucy-lawless.jpgHere's the latest news update from Greenpeace about the upcoming auction to raise money for their flagship Rainbow Warrior III. Lucy is donating herself for a dinner date and has two of her most prized artworks in the auction. Check out Lucy's messages about the art and photos of them on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Rainbow Warrior III Auction page

What do Lucy Lawless, Lio Messi and William Shatner have in common?

They've all generously given their time, personal items and profile to help raise funds towards the Rainbow Warrior III.

They 're among many well-known global citizens who've donated everything from "meet and greet" opportunities to signed memorabilia and artwork to a fundraising auction for Greenpeace's new flagship.

New Zealand's own Lucy Lawless has donated a dinner with her (in Auckland or LA) and an amazing Michael Parekowhai artwork, while fellow Kiwi Rhys Darby has produced a one-off signed cartoon for the Warrior.

The online auction kicks off next Thursday 25th. Click here for the Charity Buzz Greenpeace Auction page

If you'd like to receive a notification when bidding starts, click here

If you'd like to see more first click here

And, if you feel inspired, you can make an instant cash donation to the Rainbow Warrior III here.

Read Messages From Lucy About This Event

New Lucy Message and Photos Rainbow Warrior III Auction 17 August 2011
Message From Lucy - Auction Meet & Greet Lucy! 03 August 2011


For more about Lucy's role as Greenpeace Ambassador, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Greenpeace Subsite



 

 

17 August 2011

New Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Promo with Interviews in Italian + Translation

This appears to be a behind the scenes Gods of the Arena shot for Italian TV with the voice being Italian but it also features Lucy as well as Liam McIntyre, Katrina Law and Dustin Claire.

From what the actors are wearing it appears that the interviews were conducted during Comic Con in July. Barbara Bruno has translated the interview portion from the original Italian to English for AUSXIP. Many thanks to Barbara for that!

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Here's the video:

Spartacus Gods of the Arena

Even the successful show Spartacus Blood and Sand has a prequel.
This is the special video I made for Sky 1:

Here's the Translation:

Spartacus is back... with a new thrilling season. Spartacus: Gods of the arena!!

The House of Batiatus and his ruthless gladiators before the arrival of Spartacus.


The rise of Crixus. How Oenomaus became Doctore.
The relationship between Batiatus and his father...
...and his first successess.

The dreams of glory and freedom of the gladiators. The dreams of power and lust of the patricians and their women.

Spin Off and prequel of the beautiful and lucky show Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Gods of the Arena contains the explosive themes that made great the first season, but plus scandalous backstages and new intriguing characters.

The Champion of Batiatus' Ludus is Gannicus.

DUSTIN CLARE- GANNICUS
Gannicus is the antihero. By playing him, I wanted him to be a very different character from Spartacus, even if deeply in his heart is very sensible.

LUCY LAWLESS- LUCRETIA
In the prequel, you can see how Lucretia trusts people and tries to protect her slaves, but then something ruins everything to the rebellion. And her capacity to love vanishes away.



DUSTIN CLARE- GANNICUS
It is a fight for survival. In every moment, each character may die. The characters disappear from the series in a brutal and sudden way.


DUSTIN CLARE-GANNICUS
You can never be sure if your character will live or die.

Gods of the arena will be a new big hit, in the world and in Italy...

LUCY LAWLESS-LUCRETIA
I would love to be famous in Italy
... for several reasons.


MANU BENNETT-CRIXUS
Many people that work in the series have already worked in big productions movies like Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia and many other movies with lots of special effects.


KATRINA LAW
The graphic novel style makes the violence in Spartacus attractive.

KATRINA LAW
The blood splatters are treated in a non-realistic way and exalt the audience, while the sex scenes are so explicit and so realistic to give the shivers.


LUCY LAWLESS- LUCRETIA
This is what attracts immediately.

LUCY LAWLESS- LUCRETIA
But we must add drama, intrigues, danger, passion and heroism to support the show, otherwise the audience would be disappointed with the same facility.


LYAM MCINTYRE- SPARTACUS
Violence, sex and all the rest make this show really interesting, but the story holds on power plays and how the character change according to their relationships.

LUCY LAWLESS- LUCRETIA
It is the most complex show and you will be sucked into it

Original article here:
http://it.paperblog.com/spartacus-gli-dei-dell-arena-531336/


 

 

17 August 2011

Rainbow Warrior II Handover Ceremony Press Release and Video

Lucy is raising money for Greenpeace by auctioning off a dinner with herself and two of her most prized artworks at a CharityBuzz auction (see Lucy's message and photos of the artwork). She is doing this to raise money for Greenpeace's new flagship - The Rainbow Warrior III. The Rainbow Warrior II has been retired from Greenpeace duties and will now serve as a hospital ship. Below is the press release and video from the event:

Amsterdam - Dhaka, 16 August 2011 -- At a ceremony in Singapore today, the iconic protest vessel, the Rainbow Warrior II was transferred to Friendship, a Bangladesh based NGO which will refit it for use as a hospital ship.

 

The Rainbow Warrior II first sailed for Greenpeace in 1989 and replaced the original Rainbow Warrior, after it was bombed and sunk by French Government agents, in Auckland harbour, in 1985.

After 22 years of traversing the world's oceans in defence of the environment, the ship will be renamed as Rongdhonu, Bengali for Rainbow. The ship will serve the coastal belt of Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal delivering primary and secondary medical assistance to some of the most vulnerable communities of the world, communities that have little or no access to basic health care facilities. The Rongdhonu will also serve as an emergency medical ship around the region, enabling Friendship to bring medical aid to those areas which are already experiencing the effects of climate change.

Greenpeace, however, will not be long without a Rainbow Warrior, as construction of a new Warrior, the third to bear the name, is nearly complete. The vessel will join the Greenpeace fleet in October as the organisation celebrates its 40th anniversary.


 

 

17 August 2011

Lucy Message On Upcoming Event with Al Gore 24 Hour of Reality

Lucy sent over the following info about an upcoming event with her and Al Gore! Check out Lucy's message and the details of the event - Lucy will be a part of this event from September 14-15, 2011! Tune in!

Message From Lucy:

I have set sail for my life as an eco-Warrior. Won't you all join me?
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Aviary docs-google-com Picture 1.pngEvent Information:

Former Vice President Al Gore and his team at Climate Reality have a big new project. It's 24 Hours of Reality - and from September 14-15 a new slideshow presentation created by Gore will be given once every hour progressing across every time zone around the world. The entire 24 hours will be broadcast live online and between each "in country" segment, they will cut back to a studio in NY where a talk-show-like program will feature climate scientists, celebrities and other public figures engaged in the climate discussion talking about on the ground impacts, solutions and sharing stories.

Click here for the official event page

MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT

24 Events...24 Time Zones...24 Hours of Reality

Droughts, floods, heat waves, insect outbreaks, wildfires, sea level rise - we are encountering the reality of our changing climate every day. Five years after the theatrical release of An Inconvenient Truth, Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore will host an international event that brings the world together in a critical moment of global consciousness to deliver the message: The climate crisis is real, and it's already happening.

Spanning 24 hours, 24 time zones and multiple languages, 24 Hours of Reality features a new
multimedia presentation about climate change created by Vice President Gore and delivered by an army of personally trained slide show Presenters from around the world. Beginning in Mexico City and proceeding westward around the globe, 24 Hours of Reality offers a round-the-clock snapshot of the global climate crisis in real time, sharing unique perspectives on the crisis from Tonga to Cape Verde, Mexico City to Kotzebue, Alaska, Jakarta to London. With one event scheduled in each time zone at 7 p.m. local time, the entire 24 hours will also be streamed live online from start to finish, culminating in a final presentation by Vice President Gore in New York at 7 pm.

By focusing the world's attention on the climate crisis for an entire day, 24 Hours of Reality is intended to create a global movement and inspire international action to solve the climate crisis the other 364 days of the year. At each event, we will highlight the projects and initiatives of incountry organizations and NGOs and offer information and opportunities for people to learn more and to get involved with ongoing activities in their own communities. This global discussion will lead to action to solve the climate crisis.

WHO:
Al Gore
23 specially trained Presenters from The Climate Project
YOU

WHAT: 24 Hours of Reality

WHEN:
September 14-15, 2011

WHERE:
Online and in villages, towns, cities, and countries across the globe

WHY:
Because the climate crisis is real and it has already begun.
Because what we thought was our children's problem is in fact our own.
Special interest groups are spending huge amounts of money to convince people that climate
change isn't real while people around the world are already experiencing its effects.
Where do you stand? Choose Reality.



 

 

17 August 2011

New Lucy Message and Photos Rainbow Warrior III Auction

photo.jpgNew message from Lucy about her upcoming auction items for raising money for the Raindow Warrior III on 24 August 2011

I am having a wee cry about losing my two friends, 'Tonto' and 'The Lone Ranger' which are the first artworks I ever bought with my Xena pay packet. They are magnificent photos by the now world famous, Michael Parekowhai. He was the big noise at the Venice Biennale this year. I really love everything he does.

These photos are like childhood friends to me. I love their humour and politics. They seem to say, "I'm Big, I'm Camp and I'm here to stay!" I admire this quality in others. I like people that are fruity and comfortable in their skin and ready for action.

tonto.jpgI am so committed to raising $$ and awareness of Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior III that I am going to let these go to auction next week in New York. It is run by an outfit called CHARITYBUZZ.

Please help spread the word especially to people in the art world. These are landmark works of a major talent.

They are also auctioning off a dinner with me, though frankly, I recommend you go for the photos!

Love the World!
Lucy Lu


For more information about Lucy's auction for Greenpeace - go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Rainbow Warrior III Subsite


 

 

17 August 2011

Air NZ Holiday Show Episode: Napier with Lucy Lawless

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Napier NZ Episode - Air NZ Holiday Show Lucy Lawless

Lucy doesn't stray far from home in this episode of the Air New Zealand Holiday Show. A visit to Napier, New Zealand - the art deco kiwi capital.


Click here to watch


You can also watch Lucy's other Air New Zealand Holiday Show episodes:

  1. Berlin Episode - Air NZ Holiday Show Lucy Lawless 1992
  2. Nelson Episode - Air New Zealand Holiday Show Lucy Lawless 1992
  3. Waitomo Caves NZ Episode - Air NZ Holiday Show Lucy Lawless
  4. Prague Episode - Air New Zealand Holiday Show Lucy Lawless 1992
  5. Queenstown Episode - Air NZ Holiday Show Lucy Lawless 1992

 

 

16 August 2011

New Lucretia Artwork by Miss Starbuck and Maria

Updated the artwork galleries to include new artwork by Miss Starbuck and Maria.


MISS STARBUCK

ImageAdded new artwork of Lucy Lawless as Lucretia from Spartacus by Miss Starbuck.

Click here to view the artwork


Click here to view Miss Starbuck's other Lucy Related artwork

 

MARIA

Image Added two new artworks of Lucy Lawless as Lucretia and one of the Spartacus characters by Maria.

Click here to view the artwork


Click here to view Maria's other Lucy Related artwork


 

 

15 August 2011

Illuminate Auction Lucy's Frog Bidding War

ImageI've got a severe case of deja vu - This time it's not Lucy's Argo but Lucy's frog Kermit (there is some green in him..so unless someone comes up with a different name, he is Kermit for the duration of this auction..we can't call him Lucy's Frog - the poor little thing needs a name!)

Okay as it stands, the auction price is $420. Somehow it was quiet at $200 for a few days and then up it shoots today from $200 to $420! The war has begun! Woo!

Click here to view

An Update:

Over on the AUSXIP facebook page we've got a naming thing going...I knew Facebook was good for something! Here is the suggestions so far:

1. Kermit
2. Archie
3. Francis (for very obvious reasons although I suspect Lucille Frances won't be happy about that)
4. Frodo
5. Hamilton (that one is not on Facebook)

To learn more about why Kermit (aka Lucy's frog) is being auctioned off, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Illuminate Our Place subsite

 

 

15 August 2011

Lucretia's Vengeance - New Artwork by Klippart

ImageKlippart has submitted a new Lucy artwork based on Spartacus: Vengeance. Lucretia is out for vengeance and she has Spartacus, Crixus and Ilithyia in her sights!


Click here to view the artwork


Click here to view Klippart's other Spartacus Related Art

Click here to view Klippart's Lucy related artwork


 

 

15 August 2011

Lucy Images: Extraordinary Measures Movie Premiere 21 Jan 2010

Lucy Lawless  "Extraordinary Measures" New York Premiere
SVA Theater / New York City, NY, USA  21 January 2010

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2010 Lucy Lawless EventsLucy Lawless Events Index


 

 

14 August 2011

In Unison Magazine - Warrior Princess Turns Captain Planet

The In Unison Magazine, a free fortnightly student magazine of the Unitec Students Association has an article on Lucy's involvement in the recent Unitec Tree Planting Day at Muriwai Beach.

Warrior Princess Turns Captain Planet For Unitec Event

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A National MP, a Warrior Princess, and a Green MP don't seem like a likely partnership, but the three joined forces recently in the form of a tree planting initiative organised by Unitec staff and students.
Tau Henare, Lucy Lawless, and David Clendon were among a group of volunteers who gave up
their Sunday to plant dune flora at West Auckland's Muriwai beach.

Read More...You can download the free copy online - click here to download


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Click here for more Photos of Lucy's Tree Planting at Murawai Beach


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Link Submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

14 August 2011

Lucy Images: EW 5th Annual Comic Con Celebration 23 July 2011

Added Lucy photos from the Entertainment Weekly's 5th Annual Comic-Con Celebration  on July 23, 2011 - Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, San Diego, CA United States


Click on the images to view larger versions

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Click here for more photos of Lucy at the 2011 Comic Con


 

 

14 August 2011

Lucy Photos from Wired Cafe at Comic Con

Added photos of Lucy from Wired Cafe at the 2011 Comic Con to the Events Page

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Here's two photos of Lucy from Wired Cafe at Comic Con. Many thanks to @KittenLeAnn for the link!

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12 August 2011

Lucy Lawless' New Blog About Archey's Frog - Auctioned Off For Greenpeace

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Hop on over to Lucy's official site where a new blog post has been sent in about the auction of this little guy. He's a tiny Archey's Frog.

Click here to read Lucy's blog |

Click here to bid on Lucy's Photo (tradme.co.nz is only open to New Zealander's and Australians)

 

For more about Lucy's contribution to the Illuminate Our Place photo submission:
- Press: Lucy Lawless Eco-Warrior NZ Herald 12 July 2011
- Illuminate Our Place - Lucy Lawless Photo Auction for Greenpeace
- Lucy Lawless' Photos in New Exhibition "Illuminate Our Place" - To Be Auctioned

Here's some interesting facts about the frog Lucy chose to photograph:

Archey's frog - is found only in the Coromandel and in one site west of Te Kuiti. It is the smallest native frog, growing up to 37mm long. It lives in misty, moist areas around 400m in altitude.

New Zealand's native frogs have several distinctive features, which make them very different from frogs elsewhere in the world:

  • They have no external eardrum.
  • They have round (not slit) eyes.
  • They don't croak regularly like most frogs.
  • They don't have a tadpole stage. The embryo develops inside an egg, and then hatches as an almost fully-formed frog. The young of most species are cared for by their parents - for example, the male Archey's frog may carry his young offspring around on his back.

All this info was found on the Dept of Conservation in New Zealand website


 

 

12 August 2011

Nick Posts Photos of Spartacus Cast, Sets, Stunts, Makeup and Wardrobe

Nick Tarabay has posted photos on his Facebook page that look interesting. It's pictures of sets, stunts, makeup, wardrobe and some actors.

The "some actors" part is very interesting - it features a board with photos of the Spartacus cast, their names, their characters.

Click here to access the images

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12 August 2011

Lucy and Spartacus Cast at Comic Con - Starz Video

Image634487277017332909Lucy and Spartacus Cast at Comic Con – Official Starz Video

 

Lucy is featured in this video from Starz about the debut of Liam McIntyre (Spartacus) as he takes in the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con. Spartacus: Vengeance premieres January 2012 on STARZ.

 

 


 

 

12 August 2011

Press: Lucy Lawless Eco-Warrior NZ Herald 12 July 2011

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New Zealand Herald 12 July 2011


Television star Lucy Lawless has stepped behind the lens to encourage supposedly green but often inactive New Zealanders to protect their environment.

The Xena: Warrior Princess and Spartacus actor is one of a group of 10, including a film director, musician, television host, sports star and acclaimed designer, who were asked to photograph a slice of nature.

The works-- from Dave Dobbyn's portrait of Antarctica to Mils Muliaina's striking image of the Invercargill beach where he grew up-- will be auctioned on Trade Me for charities chosen by the photographers.

Lawless said she chose to capture an image of a frog because the creatures were highly sensitive to water and forest health, and crucial barometers for our environment.

Ecoya executive manager Geoff Ross, whose firm is running the Illuminate Our Place photo exhibition, said New Zealand's green intentions were not often backed by action.

''Taking better care of our environment can't simply be left to a few organisations working in a couple of rainforests or the icecaps. The world didn't get in its current shape because of a few forms of mismanagement,'' Mr Ross said.

Image634487255220926226'' Every one of us has a slice of this country's special places embedded deep within us. This type of illumination is designed to get those places in front of so many more people. The bigger conversation creates greater attention and ultimately protection.''

The exhibition also includes Amazing Race founder Phil Keoghan's photograph of the pristine New Chum beach in the Coromandel. The photographs were unveiled on Wednesday night at Achilles House in Auckland. The auction closes on August 31.

Click here to bid on Lucy's photo on Tradme.co.nz


 

 

11 August 2011

Illuminate Our Place - Lucy Lawless Photo Auction for Greenpeace

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A0 (1189mmW x 841mmH) sized image taken by Lucy Lawless

Starting price: $200 NZD

Image is printed on matte photographic paper and mounted on dibond.  All proceeds from this auction will go to The Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior.

This auction will run until August 31 2011 (therefore the highest bid from this auction, will become the reserve price of the next)

Please go to www.ecoya.com for more information

click here to bid on the photograph

More information about this photo and why Lucy is auctioning it off for Greenpeace:
Lucy Lawless' Photos in New Exhibition "Illuminate Our Place" - To Be Auctioned
Lucy Lawless Message about Raising Money For Rainbow Warrior III

 

 

11 August 2011

Lucy Lawless' Photos in New Exhibition "Illuminate Our Place" - To Be Auctioned

Lucy is showcasing (along with 9 other New Zealanders) photos she has taken of places that are important to her on the environment. Lucy, as well as Dave Dobbyn, Jane Hunter, Mils Muliaina, Gaylene Preston, Liz Findlay, Kathryn Wilson, Dame Anne Salmond and 12-year-old Lucia King-Smith from Queenstown, all have photographs in the exhibition.

The photographic works are being unveiled in Auckland this Wednesday, before being auctioned online, with proceeds going to each artist's charity of choice. Illuminate Our Place auction, live on Trade Me from Thursday.

According to the Ecoya web site which is sponsoring this event:

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ILLUMINATE. By Ecoya.

All of us have a slice of this country embedded deep within. A giant landscape or a tiny beautiful plant, a vast stretch of water or a bird that drops in to visit our garden every now and again. Whether down country or just down the road, all New Zealanders know places that to them are as precious as family.

So what if we talked about these places more ? Showcased them. Even boasted about how fantastic they are. This type of illumination will get them in front of so many more people. This bigger conversation then creates greater attention and ultimately protection - which is what we all want for these many amazing places.

This is the thinking behing Ecoya ILLUMINATE, and ten New Zealanders have already agreed to help us start these conversations by illuminating places that are important to them. They're people from incredibly different professions, geographies and backgrounds. They're not trained photographers, they're just like you and me.

Thank you Dave, Lucy, Jane , Gaylene, Liz, Phil, Cathryn, Anne, Mils and Lucia. If all of us do this, then that creates a big conversation about a lot of amazing places which will make us all want to look after them a lot better.

Illuminate your place. And we will all love it and care for it as much as you do.

Nice one.

Geoff Ross
Executive Chairman of Ecoya

Source: Ecoya.com and stuff.co.nz

 

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Posted by MaryD
Links submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

10 August 2011

Images: More Photos of Lucy at the Unitec Tree Planting Day on Murawai Beach 7 August 2011

Here are some more photos from the Unitec Tree Planting Day that Lucy attended on Sunday, 7 August 2011 at Murawai Beach. Many thanks to Peter Rees for the images.

Please note: For access to these images, you will need to log into Facebook.

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10 August 2011

Image: Lucy with Starz CEO Chris Albrecht at TCA Summer Tour Presentation

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Here's a beautiful photo of Lucy from the recent TCA Summer Tour in July 2011.

Lucy Lawless (l.), star of Spartacus: Vengeance, and Starz CEO Chris Albrecht at the network's TCA Summer Tour presentation in Los Angeles.


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9 August 2011

Behind The Scenes Photo from Xena Episode Vanishing Act with Lucy Lawless

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Here's a great photo of Campbell with Xena star Lucy Lawless from Xena Warrior Princess Season 3: Vanishing Act. This photo was taken just before they shot a scene that eventually got cut.

Misc. Xena Trivia #5: There is a missing scene from 'Vanishing Act' where Xena gives me 'the pinch' to extract information. ...Ouch!!!

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8 August 2011

Image: Lucy at Unitec Tree Planting at Muriwai Beach

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Follow up to yesterday's post about Unitec (Institute of Technology) is having it's 2nd tree planting day and they had announced that Lucy will be attending the event at Muriwai Beach, Waitakere. Lucy did attend and here's a photo.

Tree Planting at Muriwai Beach today with actress Lucy Lawless (Xena - Warrior Princess; Spartacus; No Ordinary Family et al)....thanks for helping us out today Lucy u were awesome!


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7 August 2011

Lucy To Be At Unitec Tree Planting Day 2011 - Muriwai Beach 7 August 2011

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Unitec (Institute of Technology) is having it's 2nd tree planting day and they have announced that Lucy will be attending the event at Muriwai Beach, Waitakere today.

Lucy was confirmed yesterday as attending this event

BREAKING NEWS - actress Lucy Lawless will be joining us tomorrow! yipee

This is their announcement:

The film and television industries traditionally use vast quantities of paper and this is our small part in renewing these valuable resources. We would like to call on the community and from these industries to join us on the 7th August to plant trees for the future.

We will be planting Spinifex, Pingao and select natives in the sand dunes and back dune areas as part of a Dune protection project.

Bring your own lunch as well as wet weather gear and suitable footwear. ARC will supply some spades/forks, but you are encouraged to bring your own.

Free bus service: Meet 10am Sunday, 7 August in front of Building 12 at Unitec (Entry 2). RSVP to book your seat.


When
7 August 2011, 11am
(In case of rain, this event will be postponed to 14 August.)

Where
Meet at Horsepark car park, Coast Rd, Muriwai Beach, Waitakere

Cost
Free

Contact
Peter Rees on 09 815 4321 extension 7284

Website
More information on the Unitec Tree Planting Facebook event page

and EcoEvents

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6 August 2011

Lucy Photo Links from Comic Con and TCA Summer Tour

Here's some more gorgeous photos of Lucy from Comic Con and the TCA Summer Tour.

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4 August 2011

Spartacus Gods of the Arena in Australia DVD Release 31 August 2011

Image634480785548171306For fans waiting for news about the release of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena on DVD and BluRay for Region 4 (Australia and New Zealand) here is the news you've been waiting for:

You can Pre order Gods Of The Arena at Sanity Stores for an August 31st Release.
Price is $39.99. A $10.00 dollar deposit required for Pre order. Many thanks to Janine for the heads up!

You can also pre-order it online at EzyDVD.com.au


DVD Pre-OrderBlu-Ray Pre-Order

 

DVD Features

The House of Batiatus is on the rise, basking in the glow of its infamous champion Gannicus. Poised to overthrow his father and take control, a young Batiatus will freely betray anyone to ensure his gladiators are in the highest demand. With his loyal and calculating wife Lucretia by his side, they will stop at nothing to deceive the masses in this audacious prequel to “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.”

Special Features:

  • Starz Studios: Gods of the Arena
  • Weapons of mass disruption
  • Battle Royale: Anatomy of a scene
  • On set with Lucy Lawless
  • 10 easy steps to dismemberment
  • Post production: The final execution
  • Enter the arena: Production design
  • Dressed to Kill featurette
  • Convention panel
  • Arena bloopers

 

Blu-Ray Features:

The House of Batiatus is on the rise, basking in the glow of its infamous champion Gannicus. Poised to overthrow his father and take control, a young Batiatus will freely betray anyone to ensure his gladiators are in the highest demand. With his loyal and calculating wife Lucretia by his side, they will stop at nothing to deceive the masses in this audacious prequel to “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.”

Special Features:

  • Starz Studios: Gods of the Arena
  • Weapons of mass disruption
  • Battle Royale: Anatomy of a scene
  • On set with Lucy Lawless
  • 10 easy steps to dismemberment
  • Post production: The final execution
  • Enter the arena: Production design
  • Dressed to Kill featurette
  • Convention panel
  • Arena bloopers

These are the additional extras you will get if you buy the Blu-Ray edition instead of the DVD:

  • Bonus 3D feature: Five minutes of the final battle!
  • 5 extended episodes
  • Cast and crew commentary on all episodes

 

 

4 August 2011

Spartacus Press Conference with Lucy and Liam 28 July 2011 Images

ImageLucy Lawless and Liam McIntyre at the "Spartacus" Press Conference at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on July 28, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.

Photos (C) 2011 to Vera Anderson / Wire Image

 

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4 August 2011

Starship Spring Clean Is Nearly Here!

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It's nearly spring - so time to spring clean and rummage through your cupboards (at home, school, your club or office), delve into your garage, clear out your wardrobe or clean your pantry - and all for Starship!

Starship Spring Clean runs from 1-30 September and is your chance to turn your unwanted items into cash to help the children at Starship Hospital.  

By listing and selling your items on Trade Me during September you can donate all or some of the proceeds of your sale to Starship - it's as simple as clicking a button!

Trade Me will even waive your success fees on the sale*.

You can also bid on anyone else's listings as well as a number of "money-can't-buy" experiences, all in support of Starship.

For an easy step-by-step guide to how Starship Spring Clean works visit www.starship.org.nz/springcleanguide

Or if you are familiar with Trade Me then from 1 September get involved at www.trademe.co.nz/starship



Have fun with friends, family or colleagues by getting together to list items on Trade Me. Starship Spring Clean is easy to do...here are some ideas to get you started....(plus we've thrown in a few spring clean-themed gold coin donation ideas that you could do as well).


Spring Clean Challenge - Challenge each person in your family or work place to list an item on Starship Spring Clean.  Have prizes for the items which sell for the most, are the most unusual, or the most worthless (but make the most money)


Trade Day / Trading Table - Get friends, family and colleagues involved by bringing in their own items to trade with each other.  Have a gold coin donation to Starship to be able to use the 'table' and list any unclaimed items on Trade Me for Starship Spring Clean.


Re-gift for Starship - Bring in unwanted gifts and put them to better use by adding to a Trading Table or listing on Starship Spring Clean.


Spring Clean your Pantry - Find that item in the pantry that you haven't used and make something yummy for your friends, family or work colleagues.  Ask for a gold coin donation to sample your fabulous food!

 

Spring Clean your home and garage - What better time to tidy up and get rid of all those items you didn't want, need or simply don't have space for. List your unwanted items on Trade Me for Starship Spring Clean.

 

Trade Yourself - What skills do you have that someone else might want?  Bake morning tea for your family, do the gardening for a friend or neighbour or offer to help someone with a task all in return for a donation to Starship.

 


Fashion Frenzy - Trade clothes you no longer want with friends, family and colleagues and ask for a gold coin donation to Starship or simply list your fabulous fashions on Trade Me for Starship Spring Clean!


 

 

4 August 2011

Lucy Lawless On The Soup - HQ Screencaptures

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Roger has been busy creating some gorgeous HQ screencaptures from Lucy's three skits on The Soup Episode 828 (29 July 2011)


Click here to view caps from skits 1 to 3


 

 

4 August 2011

IMDB Blog Chats with Lucy Lawless at the TCA Summer Tour 29 July 2011 Minor Spoilers

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“Spartacus: Vengeance” – A Chat with Lucy Lawless with IMDB Blog

**Interview contains MINOR spoilers***

The last time we saw Lucretia, the scheming Roman noblewoman played by Lucy Lawless in the Starz action series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” she had been run through by an escaping gladiator and was bleeding to death on the floor. Quite a difference from the good life she had previously enjoyed on the backs of slaves.

But nothing we’ve seen Lawless in before appears to be as psychologically challenging as Lucretia, a formidable woman who, in spite of her intimidating appearance, Lawless characterized as “a little fish swimming for her life with all of these sharks on every side.”

We sat down with the gracious New Zealand actress at the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles to ask her about what’s in store for Lucretia, whose main source of solace this season will be playing “vicious parlor games” with her enemy Ilithyia.

(You may want to watch the trailer first…and beware that this Q&A contains mild spoilers.)

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4 August 2011

NZ Woman's Weekly August 2011 - Lucy Lawless Frock Of The Week

The New Zealand Woman's Weekly August 2011 issue featured Lucy in their Star Styles section of their magazine. She wins the Frock of the Week for the white dress she wore at the Entertainment Weekly party at Comic Con. Click on the image to get the full size version.

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For more about Lucy at Comic Con go to the AUSXIP Spartacus 2011 Comic Con Event Page


 

 

3 August 2011

Message From Lucy - Auction Meet & Greet Lucy!

Received the following note from Lucy - she is raising money for Greenpeace and the Rainbow Warrior III - As many of you are aware the first Rainbow Warrior was sunk by the French in 25 years ago and now Greenpeace want to launch another Rainbow Warrior. Lucy is a Greenpeace ambassador. More details about the auction as it comes to hand but here is Lucy's message:

I am auctioning a meet and greet as part of the Greenpeace Int'l auction to raise money for the Rainbow Warrior III. I am selling some artwork and personal jewelry. After all, it's not worth shit without a clean planet.

Auction is Aug 24 in NY.

I am on a mission to raise money so that the Rainbow Warrior III can battle 'The Oncelers', as Dr Seuss called them, that are raping our planet. A sustainable future is within our grasp. Evolve now!

Love, love, love,
Lucy

Here is more info from Greenpeace about their auction efforts:

The legacy of the Rainbow Warrior is important to New Zealanders. When the original Warrior was bombed 25 years ago, in Auckland's harbour, Kiwis rallied to support Greenpeace. In 1989 we launched the Rainbow Warrior II, and now we urgently need to replace her.

As you're probably aware, the New Zealand office hopes to raise $400,000 to fund the new Warrior's "Rapid Response Centre". We've made some great progress towards that goal, raising approximately $150,000 so far. Hundreds of supporters have donated online at www.rainbow-warrior.org.nz and many more have sent donations in through the mail.

Our fundraising auction in Auckland on October 20 was also a great success. Greenpeace supporters, spanning several generations, gathered at Webb's auction house in Newmarket to celebrate the achievements of the Rainbow Warrior and to help write the next chapter in her extraordinary story. There is not space to thank everyone individually, but we'd like to acknowledge the generous Kiwi artists, businesses and supporters who donated items, time and effort to help make this event the success it was.

We still have a funding shortfall, and just eleven months to reach our total. With the perilous state of our planet, the Earth needs the Warrior more than ever before and we're optimistic that our supporters around the country will dig deep to help us get over the line.

Please help spread the word and ensure we launch the Rainbow Warrior III. Donations can be made at www.rainbow-warrior.org.nz, by post, or by phoning 0800 22 33 44.




 

 

3 August 2011

Spartacus Comic Con Lucy Lawless Photos by Noppanen

ImageNoppanen sent over some gorgeous Lucy Lawless photos from the 2011 Comic Con Spartacus panel.

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You can find all the 2011 Comic Con multimedia: pics, video and news on AUSXIP Spartacus Comic Con Page has all the goodies in one spot for you to relive or enjoy.


 

 

3 August 2011

New Lucy Lawless Video Interviews

Here are two new videos - one is from the Chicago Tribune from Comic Con and the other is from E Online at the TCA Summer Tour on 29 July 2011

Lucy and Liam on E Online at TCA Summer Tour 29 July 2011

Posted on: 3rd August 2011

Lucy and Liam on E Online at TCA Summer Tour 29 July 2011

Lucy Lawless and Liam McIntyre Interview with E Online from the TCA Summer Tour on 29 July 2011. Liam spills about taking over the lead role in "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" from Andy Whitfield.



Lucy Lawless Interview Chicago Tribune 2011 Comic Con
Posted on: 2nd August 2011

Lucy Lawless Interview Chicago Tribune 2011 Comic ConThe Chicago Tribune interviews Lucy at the 2011 Comic Con press roundtable "[Lucretia's] somewhat worse for wear," Lawless told reporters in the press room at Comic-Con. "She's lost her beloved husband. She's lost her child. She's lost all the promise of the nuclear family. That's why the show's called ‘Vengeance.' "She's lost a great deal [...]


For more Lucy interviews go to the AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless Channel


 

 

2 August 2011

A Young Journalist Meets Lucy Lawless at Comic Con Press RoundTable

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We've all had that moment (well some have and some haven't yet) when we meet Lucy Lawless and it's a wonderful experience. This young journalist met Lucy during the Comic Con press round table for the first time. I found her blog rather refreshing and honest.

Click here to read her blog

Also hop on over to her LA Weekly articles: A New Spartacus for a New Season and Torchwood Miracle Day.

You can also check out her pictures

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- Posted by MaryD
- Link submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

2 August 2011

Lucy Photos in Digital TV Guide Comic Con Issue

TV Guide has released a special Digital Comic Con Issue of their magazine and of course Lucy is featured. She is in photos with Liam and one with Dustin.

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You can also download the digital version


 

 

2 August 2011

My Fandoms Collide - Photo of Lucy Lawless and Matt Smith at Comic Con

ImageThis is a dream photo for me - I'm a HUGE Dr Who fan and having Matt and Lucy in the same photo?! ALMOST as good as seeing Lucy on Dr Who - almost...now that would be something right?

Go over to Lucy's official site for the larger version and an explanation as to how and why Lucy tracked down Matt. Priceless. Love it when my fandoms collide.

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2 August 2011

AfterEllen at TCA Spartacus Panel - Lucy Lawless Teases About Spartacus Vengeance

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AfterEllen was at the TCA Summer Tour Spartacus Panel and reviewed the panel and in particular Lucy and Katrina Law.

Lucy Lawless and Katrina Law tease this winter's "Spartacus: Vengeance"

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Finally, not that any of us needs another reason to love Lucy Lawless, the 43-year-old actress has never forgotten her past (when she first captured legion of fans as the star of Xena: Warrior Princess) and appears genuine when she receives accolades from the sci-fi/fantasy community. Asked how she felt about her recent Saturn Award win for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series and she replied with a smile, “Lovely. They are all, I feel, like family to me because they were there at the beginning of my career, and that sort of carried me through. And I’m very grateful for their support. And it’s nice to be recognized. I’ve never won anything — a hula hoop competition when I was about eight — but, yes, this is a nice one-two-punch for a talent locking mission.”

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