September 2011 Archives

30 September 2011

Argo Starship Warrior Princess Bidding War Raises $3460!

Well that was one hell of a morning! Just as the bidding war over dinner with Lucy and her artwork was last week, so this week we had Argo, Starship Warrior Princess going at a gallop to the finish line. My friend Jo was bidding for another friend of ours and the race was on...Argo was sedate at first and then up she goes $1500 $2000 $2400 and up and up and up and the clock reset 2 minutes with each new bid.
 


it was mega fun to watch but also stressful for the bidders. When the dust settled there was one winner..no, actually two winners. Jo and Starship.

Lucy Lawless' artwork (and that's what Argo is) is a beautiful horse. It truly is and having seen Argo whilst in NZ a few months ago, the pictures of Argo don't do her justice. She is truly a maginificent piece of art.

So far Argo has raised:

$2400 (initial auction)
$5000 (FB Likes for Argo)
$3460 (Auction #2 Starship Spring Clean)

That is $10,860! What an amazing amount of money for this horse. Congratulations to Starship, Congratulations to my mates (the bidder and the winner) and a very big thank you, once again, goes to Lucy Lawless for doing a SPECTACULAR job.

Win/Win/Win!



 

 

30 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auctions Ending Today - Auction Update

The Starship Spring Clean Auction has just hours to go. If you want to bid on Lucy's costumes, The Spartacus costumes, Argo or Lucy's Frog, now's the time to do it!

Auction Update as at: 30 September 2011.

CLOSING 30 SEPT 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 1:30 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $1010 NZD
 
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 1:30 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $1600 NZD NEW WINNING BID
   

 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Green Dress from Spartacus
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 1:00pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $1110 NZD -
   

 

'Illuminate' by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $300 NZD

   

 

Closes: Fri 30 Sep 1:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $1010 NZD
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 1:30 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $1110 NZD NEW WINNING BID

 

 

29 September 2011

Lucy Movie Clip 1991 The End of the Golden Weather

goldenweatherThe End of the Golden Weather is Lucy's first movie role. She has no lines. The End of the Golden Weather subsite has been updated with the video. It's very short around 5 minutes.

Click here to view video


On a 1930s beach, 12-year-old Geoff dreams of romantic adventures. But when he meets Firpo, he discovers the difference between fantasy and reality.  Geoff Crome believes in miracles. He sees them every day on the beach where he lives in this last perfect summer of his childhood.

Despite his father's warnings, Geoff becomes friends with Firpo - a strange, skinny, magical character with a burning ambition to win the Olympic Games. When Firpo accepts an impossible challenge to run a race on the beach, Geoff tries everything to help him win - body building, weights, diet, even prayer. But Firpo scorns them all, convinced he will win with a miracle all his own. Geoff so much wants to believe in Firpo's miracle that he sets himself against his whole world - his family, his community and finally, against the innocent dreams of his childhood.


 

 

29 September 2011

Lucy Photo and Blog Mention With Brazilian Artist Thiago Moreaes

Image634528770363990370There is a very nice picture and mention of Lucy in this interview with Brazilian artist Thiago Moraes who worked on Legend of the Seeker and Spartacus:Blood and Sand in New Zealand in 2010. Many thanks to Adi for the link!

Here is what he says of Lucy:

"Lucy is a charismatic human being, generous and considerate with everybody"
"A Lucy é carismática, humana, generosa e atenciosa com todo mundo."

Click here to view blog with photos


 

 

29 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Watch: 29 Sept 2011

The Starship Spring Clean Auction has just under 2 days to go. If you want to bid on Lucy's costumes, The Spartacus costumes, Argo or Lucy's Frog, now's the time to do it!

Auction Update as at: 29 September 2011.

CLOSING 30 SEPT 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $1010 NZD
 
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $905 NZD NEW WINNING BID
   

 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Green Dress from Spartacus
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $1110 NZD -
   

 

'Illuminate' by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $300 NZD

   

 

Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $1010 NZD
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $205 NZD NEW WINNING BID

 

 

28 September 2011

Lucy in The Simpsons - 25 Memorable Simpsons Guest Stars

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25 memorable Simpsons guest stars - Lucy Lawless

I find it amusing that they chose a photo of Lucy in her Amazon feathers which she wore for 15 seconds rather than her normal leathers. Kudos to Renee who knew what she was doing as the director of Dangerous Prey! Heh.
Those photos have more airtime than the actual costume in the episode.

12. Lucy Lawless

Appeared in: 'Treehouse of Horror X' (1999). Dressed in her full Xena: Warrior Princess get-up, Lucy appeared in the segment 'Desperately Xeeking Xena' — in which she's kidnapped by a nerd bent on adding her to his "collection", and rescued by Bart and Lisa.

Best line: [At the end of her tale, Lucy flies Bart and Lisa home — prompting Lisa to complain that flight is not one of Xena's superpowers] "I told you, I'm not Xena. I'm Lucy Lawless."


Source


Watch the episode


 

 

28 September 2011

Spartacus Gods of the Arena Fan Trailer Contest $5K To Win!

Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena Fan Trailer Contest $5K Grand Prize. Watch the video to find out how to enter!


For more information about Lucy's role on Spartacus: Gods of the Arena go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus Subsite


 

 

28 September 2011

Lucy Movie Clip: I'll Make You Happy

Updated Lucy's movies on the AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless Channel with Lucy's cameo from the 1999 New Zealand movie "I"ll Make You Happy"

I'll Make You Happy Lucy Lawless Cameo
Posted on: 28th September 2011

I'll Make You Happy Lucy Lawless Cameo

1999 Movie "I'll Make You Happy" - A teenage prostitute organises a heist to help her friends achieve their dreams. Lucy makes a cameo in this movie with Michael Hurst. For trivia buffs...the director of this movie also produced one of Lucy's first short movies"The Bitter Song" (Athina Tsoulis)

 

Click here to view


You can view more Lucy movie clips on AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless Movies


 

 

28 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Watch: 28 September 2011

The Starship Spring Clean Auction has just under 3 days to go. If you want to bid on Lucy's costumes, The Spartacus costumes, Argo or Lucy's Frog, now's the time to do it!

Auction Update as at: 28 September 2011.

 

CLOSING 30 SEPT 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $1010 NZD
 
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $855 NZD NEW WINNING BID
   

 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Green Dress from Spartacus
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $1110 NZD -
   

 

'Illuminate' by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $300 NZD

   

 

Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $1010 NZD
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $106.02 NZD

 

 

27 September 2011

Lucy Videos from 2005: Hurricane Katrina PSA

I've started to convert and post Lucy videos from 2005. Here is the first one:

Hurricane Katrina PSA with Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 27th September 2011

Hurricane Katrina PSA with Lucy Lawless

Lucy was part of a group of celebrities who banded together to ask for help in raising money for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina tore through the city in 2005.

Click here to watch

To watch more Lucy PSA (Public Service Announcement) videos, go to AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless PSA Videos


 

 

27 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Watch: 27 Sept 2011

Here's the latest bid updates for the costumes and Argo, Starship Warrior Princess that are currently being auctioned off for the Starship Spring Clean.

Auction Update as at: 27 September 2011.

 

CLOSING 30 SEPT 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $1010 NZD
 
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $705 NZD NEW WINNING BID
   

 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Green Dress from Spartacus
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $1110 NZD -
   

 

'Illuminate' by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $300 NZD

   

 

Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $1010 NZD
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $106.02 NZD

 

 

25 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Watch: 25 Sept 2011

Here's the latest bid updates for the costumes and Argo, Starship Warrior Princess that are currently being auctioned off for the Starship Spring Clean.

Auction Update as at: 25 September 2011.

CLOSING 30 SEPT 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $1010 NZD
 
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $505 NZD 
   

 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Green Dress from Spartacus
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $1110 NZD -
   

 

'Illuminate' by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $300 NZD

   

 

Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $1010 NZD
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $106.02 NZD

 

 

25 September 2011

Lucy Video: Macau Episode Air New Zealand Travel Show

Macau Episode NZ Travel Show with Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 25th September 2011

Macau Episode NZ Travel Show with Lucy Lawless

Lucy travels to Macau. Macau is one of the two special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China. The territory’s economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism but also includes manufacturing. Macau was a Portuguese colony and both the first and last European colony in China.

 

Click here to watch video

 

You can also watch more episodes of the Air New Zealand Travel Show with Lucy on AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Video Channel


 

 

25 September 2011

Noir Searching For Leading Actress Herald on Sunday 25 January 2011

The New Zealand Herald on Sunday has a brief mention of the upcoming Rob Tapert production of Noir on the Starz Network. There is no mention of Lucy being in the show but there is a photo of her as Lucretia from Spartacus.

Herald on Sunday
25 September 2011

Click on the thumbnail for the larger scan

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23 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Watch: 23 Sept 2011

Here's the latest bid updates for the costumes and Argo, Starship Warrior Princess that are currently being auctioned off for the Starship Spring Clean.

Auction Update as at: 23 September 2011.

CLOSED + WINNING BIDS
Total Raised: $6,111 NZD from the closed auction items below

   
Crixus (Manu Bennett) costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832288)
Current Bid: $3,260 NZD
   
Illithyia (Viva Bianca) Pink Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $325 NZD
   

Gladiator outfit from Spartacus (Barca, Auctus)
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403833913)
Current Bid: $1,130 NZD
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403835303)
Current Bid: $576 NZD
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus #2
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#405599936)
Current Bid: $515 NZD 
   
   Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus #3
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#407643091)
Current Bid: $305 NZD  

 

CLOSING 30 SEPT
 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $1010 NZD
 
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $505 NZD 
   

 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Green Dress from Spartacus
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $1110 NZD - NEW WINNING BID!
   

 

'Illuminate' by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $300 NZD

   

 

Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $1010 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $106.02 NZD NEW WINNING BID!

 

 

23 September 2011

Honouring A Fallen Hero - NZ New Idea 26 September 2011

This is an emotional tribute to Andy from the New Zealand New Idea magazine. According to the article, Andy's funeral is on today so spare a few moments and think of Vashti, his children and his friends on this very difficult day where they farewell a husband, a father and a dear friend. They will farewell Andy with a very special haka to honour him. It's a very moving article and quotes from Manu, Lucy and Peter. The article was scanned by Jo.

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23 September 2011

Lucy Lawless Eco-Warrior Artwork by Klippart

Klippart sent over a new artwork based on Lucy's environmental advocate (or as everyone is calling her, an Eco-Warrior). The images are from Lucy's tree planting on Murawai Beach event which was held recently.

Eco---Warrior

Click on the thumbnail for the larger scan

You can find more of Klippart's Lucy artwork by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Artwork Gallery


 

 

22 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Watch: 22 September 2011

Here's the latest bid updates for the costumes and Argo, Starship Warrior Princess that are currently being auctioned off for the Starship Spring Clean.

Auction Update as at: 22 September 2011.

Please note some items are going to close in 2 Hours and some are going to close 30 September.

CLOSING 22 SEPT

   
Crixus (Manu Bennett) costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832288)
Current Bid: $655 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   

Gladiator outfit from Spartacus (Barca, Auctus)
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403833913)
Current Bid: $655 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403835303)
Current Bid: $360 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus #2
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#405599936)
Current Bid: $206 NZD  NEW WINNING BID!
   
   Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus #3
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#407643091)
Current Bid: $148 NZD  

 

CLOSING 30 SEPT
 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $1010 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
 
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $505 NZD 
   

 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Green Dress from Spartacus
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $605 NZD - NEW WINNING BID!
   

 

'Illuminate' by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $300 NZD NEW WINNING BID!

   

 

Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $655 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   
Illithyia (Viva Bianca) Pink Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $315 NZD
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $106 NZD NEW WINNING BID!

 

 

22 September 2011

Lucy Lawless Raises $34,500 for Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior III

Goodness this morning was a frenetic bidding war over Lucy Lawless and her art. It was fun watching this unfold (not so much fun for the bidders).

Dinner With Lucy Lawless

Image634522705029910689The bidding war was frenzied as the three bidders went head to head for the prize of dinner with Lucy Lawless. What made it more nerve wracking for the bidders was that the CharityBuzz auction site reset the timer back to 9 minutes remaining on the countdown clock.

Every time someone bid, it was reset which must have driven the bidders totally crazy. When the dust settled and the winner emerged $12,500 was the winning bid for a dinner with Lucy Lawless.

Congratulations to JudeH for winning the dinner!

 

 You're My Best Friend, Photographic Prints by Michael Parekowhai

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You're My Best Friend, Photographic Prints by Michael Parekowhai which Lucy bought with her first Xena pay packet didn't quite have the last frenetic bidding as the dinner but it jumped from the overnight bid of $10,500 and it jumped to $22,000 where it eventually sold.

 

Congratulations to Nilgiri for winning the artwork!

 
At the end of the day both bidders won but Greenpeace was the biggest winner. Lucy generated $34,500 for the Rainbow Warrior III. Greenpeace sent out a news update yesterday that they were on target to get $90,000 but I suspect that is going to be much higher now.


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

 

 


 

 

21 September 2011

Greenepeace Rainbow Warrior III On Target For $90,000+

The following is from Greenpeace about their Rainbow Warrior III Auction currently underway (Lucy's dinner is going for $7600 and her art is going for $10,500)

Dinner with Lucy 


The Lone Ranger & Tonto Art
by Michael Parekowhai


The Rainbow Warrior III celebrity auction is coming to a close with total bids at $90,000 and rising.  This is fantastic news considering the new ship is already in the water having final sea trials before her launch next month.

I doubt you feel like splashing out on a trip to Barcelona, a 'meet and greet' with footballer Lionel Messi is already at $18,000!  But - there are some iconic Greenpeace pictures, signed by our photographers, still up for grabs at pretty reasonable prices.  (The Picassos are still there too).  Be quick though, it'll all be over on Thursday morning.  Click here to view all items.

Greenpeace has been overwhelmed by the generosity of celebrities from all over the world.  With your help and theirs, we're close to finishing the world's first purpose-built environmental campaigning vessel.  She's going to be amazing!

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

 

 

21 September 2011

Lucy Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior III Auction Update 21 Sep

Here's an update to Lucy's two auctions are currently underway to raise money for Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior III. Both auctions are closing on 21 September so if you want dinner with Lucy or her art...time to get a move on!

Auction Updates as of: 21 September 2011 - Auction closes in 23 hours

AUCTIONS CLOSING 21 SEPTEMBER - US Time

CharityBuzz: Open to all countries

Image634501115817539062Dinner with Lucy



$7,600.00 (USD)



 

Image634501116366914062The Lone Ranger & Tonto Art
by Michael Parekowhai



$10,500.00 (USD)


 

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


 

 

21 September 2011

New Lucy Lawless Artwork by Klippart

Added two new gorgeous artworks by Klippart to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Artwork Gallery.

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Click here to view


 

 

20 September 2011

24 Hours of Reality Event Review in Element Magazine

Image634521437068766645The following excerpt is from Element Magazine which was posted on 20 September 2011 of the 24 Hours of Reality event held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on 15 September.

Lucy was given the honour of opening the Auckland segment and the reviewer had this to say about her presentation:

Our eco-warrior princess Lucy Lawless kicked off the broadcast by talking passionately about our Pacific friends being literally swallowed by the mighty ocean. She called on the audience to vote, not only at this year’s election, but with everything we buy (or don’t buy) to bring the changes they need to survive.

Read the full review here


If you missed Lucy's presentation - you can now watch it - unfortunately due to the weather around Auckland, the feed got cut just as Lucy was getting to why fossil fuels were dirty.

 

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For more photos + video of Lucy giving the opening presentation, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless 24 Hours of Reality EcoWarrior Site

--
Link submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

20 September 2011

Moving Planet - Worldwide Rally For Climate Crisis 24 Sep

No news if Lucy will be attending this event but here is the news about Moving Planet - Worldwide Rally For Climate Crisis being held on 24 September 2011

The following is from Greenpeace:

It's now only 4 days until Moving Planet - a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis - this Saturday.

WHY: For too long, our leaders have denied and delayed, compromised and caved. That era must come to an end: it's time to get moving on the climate crisis.

WHAT:  A global day of action organised by 350.org and supported by Greenpeace. Meet with others in your community and show support for a move beyond fossil fuels and towards 100% renewable energy!

WHERE: Somewhere near you!

WHEN: Sat, September 24

Here's just some of the events happening around New Zealand:

Auckland - family-friendly bike ride and a parade up Queen St, entertainment and more. 
 
Wellington - people-powered rides from around the city meeting for a top secret rocket launch, followed by a "renewable race".
 
Nelson - energy boost festival featuring a climate quiz with local MPs, entertainment and more.
 
Christchurch - a raft of events from cycle maintenance workshops, a bike rally and 6@6 climate solutions forum.
 
Dunedin - festival at the Botanic Gardens workshops, entertainment and more.
 
Invercargill - G-Force of grans, grandads, grandchildren and more showing solidarity for stopping lignite mining in Mataura Valley. Picnic, kite making and more.

Want to participate?  Use the map to find your local event and register to attend.

No local event? There should be! Register your own event, then get busy promoting in your community!

Want to do more? Download resources to help get your community involved.


 

 

20 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Watch: 20 September 2011

Here's the latest bid updates for the costumes and Argo, Starship Warrior Princess that are currently being auctioned off for the Starship Spring Clean.

Auction Update as at: 20 September 2011.

Please note some items are going to close on 22 September and some are going to close 30 September.

CLOSING 22 SEPT

   
Crixus (Manu Bennett) costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832288)
Current Bid: $605 NZD
   

Gladiator outfit from Spartacus (Barca, Auctus)
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403833913)
Current Bid: $174 NZD
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403835303)
Current Bid: $325 NZD 
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus #2
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#405599936)
Current Bid: $172 NZD  NEW WINNING BID!
   
   Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus #3
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#407643091)
Current Bid: $148 NZD  NEW ITEM

 

CLOSING 30 SEPT
 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $905 NZD
 
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $505 NZD 
   

 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Green Dress from Spartacus
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $550 NZD
   

 

'Illuminate' by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $102 NZD NEW WINNING BID!

   

 

Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $605 NZD
   
Illithyia (Viva Bianca) Pink Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $315 NZD
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $81 NZD

 

 

20 September 2011

Lucy Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior III Auction Watch: 20 Sep 2011

Here's an update to Lucy's two auctions are currently underway to raise money for Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior III. Both auctions are closing on 21 September so if you want dinner with Lucy or her art...time to get a move on!

Auction Updates as of: 20 September 2011

AUCTIONS CLOSING 21 SEPTEMBER

CharityBuzz: Open to all countries

Image634501115817539062Dinner with Lucy



$6100.00 (USD



 

Image634501116366914062The Lone Ranger & Tonto Art
by Michael Parekowhai



$10500.00 (USD)


 

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


 

 

20 September 2011

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena in Europe

ImageHere's an update on the release of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena for European fans:

 

From Swania in Germany:
GotA will be released on the 5th of October on RTL Crime (Pay TV). Every Wednesday at 8.15PM

From Ulla in Denmark
GotA will be released on 26 September on Danish TV3+ at 10:00 pm.


 

 

19 September 2011

Every Little 'Bid' Counts For Starship - Spring Clean Update!

Image634520549445734049We've kicked off our Starship Spring Clean, where New Zealanders are asked to clean up, clear out and sell off, all in support of the kids at Starship.

Throughout September, you can list items for sale on Trade Me at www.trademe.co.nz/starship pledging all or part of the sale proceeds to our national children's hospital.

Not only can you buy and sell everyday items on Trade Me for Starship, but there are also a number of exclusive items donated by Starship's celebrity supporters, including Spartacus costumes donated by Lucy Lawless, a bespoke suit donated by the Prime Minister Rt. Hon John Key, signed gear from the All Whites and NZ Breakers and a 2010 racing suit, signed gloves and a signed car part from Scott Dixon.

Plus there are some exciting items that have been donated by our corporate sponsors, including a 'Be a Zookeeper for the Day' experience and an ASB Classic shirt signed by Maria Sharapova donated by ASB; the world's biggest gas barbecue from Mercury Energy; a Vodafone Warriors signed shirt and ball from Vodafone New Zealand; and coaching sessions with Silver Fern and Barfoot & Thompson Starship Ambassador Anna Scarlett.

Anyone who sells an item through Starship Spring Clean on Trade Me and donates 10 per cent or more of the proceeds to Starship will be refunded their auction success fee by Trade Me.

With the full support of Trade Me, Starship Spring Clean will help everyday New Zealanders support Starship kids. It's a win-win: while cleaning out your cupboards, you'll also raise money for a great cause - the major rebuild of the Level 6 Neuroservices and Medical Specialty Wards at Starship Children's Hospital.

Each year, more than 2600 young patients from all around New Zealand are admitted to Level 6 at Starship. The rebuild will help improve emotional, social and survival outcomes for critically ill and long-term patients on these wards. Conditions treated include neurological disorders, brain tumours, metabolic and genetic disorders (including Cystic Fibrosis), head trauma and suspected child abuse injuries, respiratory illness and infectious diseases.

Visit www.trademe.co.nz/starship to get started!

Plus, during September Spring Clean, Starship has other ways to donate - via its website, or dial 0800 STARSHIP (0800 7827 7447) to donate any amount, or text STAR to 469 to donate $3.


 

 

18 September 2011

Lucy Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior III Auction Watch: 18 Sep 2011

Here's an update to Lucy's two auctions are currently underway to raise money for Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior III. Both auctions are closing on 21 September so if you want dinner with Lucy or her art...time to get a move on!

Auction Updates as of: 18 September 2011

AUCTIONS CLOSING 21 SEPTEMBER

CharityBuzz: Open to all countries

Image634501115817539062Dinner with Lucy



$4600.00 (USD



 

Image634501116366914062The Lone Ranger & Tonto Art
by Michael Parekowhai



$5750.00 (USD)


 

 

 

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


 

 

18 September 2011

Lucy's Spring Clean: Herald On Sunday 18 September 2011

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Lucy's Spring Clean
Herald On Sunday 18 September 2011

STARSHIP FOUNDATION has kicked off its Spring Clean campaign inviting Kiwis to clean up, clear out and sell off, all in support of the kids at Starship. Celebs have contributed exclusive items which can be bought on Trade Me, including a bespoke suit donated by the Prime Minister, a racing suit and signed gear from Scott Dixon and Spartacus costumes from Lucy Lawless.

The warrior princess told Spy she was happy Starz, the American network behind Spartacus, “was kind enough to help out our National Children’s Hospital”. Lawless donated 10 costumes from the hit show, including dresses worn by her and Viva Bianca, gladiator costumes worn by Manu Bennett and Peter Mensah, and a tunic worn by John Hannah.

“I asked for Barbara Darragh’s stunning designs for some of our most popular characters – Batiatus, Lucretia, Crixus, Barca and, of course, Spartacus. Who wouldn’t want to walk in their shoes for a day?” Lawless said. “This is the gown I was wearing at the arena the day Spartacus killed Solonius. It was a raucous day of filming, I seem to remember. The gown’s colours reflect the shock and awe of the scene.”

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Click here for a full list of costumes Lucy has donated

Watch Lucy Promote Starship Spring Clean

 


 

 

18 September 2011

Warrior Princess Sells Best Friends: Herald On Sunday 18 September 2011

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The Herald on Sunday has a great article on Lucy's Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior III Auction of herself for dinner and Michael Parakowhai prints.

Warrior Princess Sells 'Best Friends'
Herald On Sunday 18 September 2011

Eco-warrior Lucy Lawless' heart is as big as her art. The world-renowned Greenpeace supporter is putting up pieces from her collection of New Zealand art for a global auction to help build the Rainbow Warrior III.

"I think I have maxed out what I can expect from family so these two pieces are things I have bought myself," Lawless told the Herald on Sunday.

"They are the first two things I bought with my first money from Xena: Warrior Princess."

The Michael Parakowhai prints of the Lone Ranger and Tonto titled You're My Best Friend have been greeting guests at the top of the stairs in the Mission Bay home Lawless shares with film-producer husband Rob Tapert.

"I think we will fill the space with some family photos now, but it is heartbreaking to see them go."

Lawless bought the prints 11 years ago for $6000 each.

They have recently been valued at $15,000 each.

The executive director of Greenpeace NZ, Bunny McDiarmid, said Lawless' support was invaluable.

"She has such a down-to-earth way and is really helping shift people's thinking and encouraging them to act."

Greenpeace NZ wants to raise $350,000 for a wet room on board the new boat.

The auction runs until September 21, and bidders could also vie for a dinner with Lawless - in New Zealand or Los Angeles - a picnic and hike with actress Patricia Arquette or a trip aboard the new Rainbow Warrior III once it is launched.

On Friday, bidding on www.charitybuzz.com for dinner with Lawless was at $4500.

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17 September 2011

Lucy Photos at 24 Hours of Reality

The Facebook page for Sustainable Business Network has updated their page with photos taken at the 24 Hours of Reality event held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on 15 September.
The photos were taken by Craig Balme Photography.

Click on the thumbnails to take you to the larger images

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For more photos + video of Lucy giving the opening presentation, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless 24 Hours of Reality EcoWarrior Site

 

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Posted by MaryD /  Link submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

16 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Watch: 16 September 2011

Here's the latest bid updates for the costumes and Argo, Starship Warrior Princess that are currently being auctioned off for the Starship Spring Clean.

Auction Update as at: 16 September 2011.

Please note some items are going to close on 22 September and some are going to close 30 September.
New Item added Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus #3

CLOSING 22 SEPT

   
Crixus (Manu Bennett) costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832288)
Current Bid: $605 NZD
   

Gladiator outfit from Spartacus (Barca, Auctus)
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403833913)
Current Bid: $174 NZD
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403835303)
Current Bid: $325 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus #2
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#405599936)
Current Bid: $152 NZD 
   
   Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus #3
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#405599936)
Current Bid: $51 NZD  NEW ITEM

 

CLOSING 30 SEPT
 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $905 NZD
 
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $505 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   

 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Green Dress from Spartacus
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $550 NZD
   

 

'Illuminate' by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $100 NZD NEW WINNING BID!

   

 

Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $605 NZD
   
Illithyia (Viva Bianca) Pink Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $315 NZD
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $44 NZD

 

 

15 September 2011

Lucy Photo from 24 Hours of Reality

5633060.jpgThe Auckland Now article that was previously posted about Lucy's introduction to the Auckland segment of the 24 Hours of Reality event has been updated.

It now has a fantastic photo of Lucy from the event

Warrior-princess turned Eco-Warrior Lucy Lawless tonight delivered a message about saving the planet.

Lawless was one of 24 presenters worldwide delivering a multimedia presentation in 24 different timezones and 13 languages, created by Al Gore, broadcast globally via live web-streaming.

The theme of the presentation was busting the myths around climate change and the message was delivered once an hour, for 24 hours, around the world.

Lawless was joined at the Auckland Museum by MC Rod Oram and speakers from Greenpeace, OxFam, Pure Advantage and other interest groups.



Click here for the photo + article

 

 

15 September 2011

Lucy on 24 Hours Video and Screencaptures

24 Hours of Reality hit New Zealand at 7 pm NZ time and Lucy was introduced. Unfortunately due to the storms that were raging in Auckland, the feed got cut and we lost a good portion of Lucy's segment.

What we did see was a passionate Lucy talking about climate change and how it would affect New Zealand and the Pacific. The following video is of the intro for 24 Hours of Reality, the intro to Lucy and Lucy's very short segment before it was cut off.                   

Click here to view video & images

 

 


 

 

15 September 2011

Lucy's Online Eco Message - Auckland Now 15 Sept 2011

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Auckland Now - 15 September 2011

Warrior-princess turned Eco-Warrior Lucy Lawless is tonight delivering a message about saving the planet.

Lawless is one of 24 presenters worldwide delivering a multimedia presentation  in 24 different timezones and 13 languages, created by Al Gore, which will be broadcast globally via live web-streaming.

The theme of the presentation is focused on busting the myths around climate change and the message will be delivered once an hour, for 24 hours, around the world.

Lawless will be joined at the Auckland Museum tonight by MC Rod Oram and speakers from Greenpeace, OxFam, Pure Advantage and other interest groups.

Read More


Watch 24 Hours of Reality Live - Lucy will be on at 7 pm NZ Time


         
Live broadcasting by Ustream

 

 

15 September 2011

New Lucy Lawless Video Interviews with The Celeb Factory

Here's 6 videos of Lucy (part of a one interview broken up into segments) talking about Spartacus, Lucretia and aspects of acting. This appears to be either from Comic Con or the TCA event.


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Lucy Lawless talks about Liam McIntyre, who is set to replace Andy Whitfield on Spartacus.

 



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Lucy Lawless interview on Andy Whitfield


Lucy Lawless talks about when Andy Whitfield got diagnosed with cancer.



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Lucy Lawless on playing Lucretia

Lucy Lawless says that the role of Lucretia on Spartacus: Gods of the Arena is a real test of her acting skills.





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Lucy Lawless on Spartacus' audience

Actress Lucy Lawless says that the Spartacus series doesn't have a specific demographic and appeals to a lot of people, so long as they're not ...




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Lucy Lawless interview on sex scenes

After stripping off the clothes for Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Lucy Lawless says that sex scenes never get easy.


 

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The New Zealand actress talks about her acting style and the roles she gets.





 

 

14 September 2011

AUSXIP Lucy Lawless on Twitter

image_thumbAUSXIP Lucy Lawless now has it's own twitter account. You can keep updated on all things Lucy from this account which will only feature updates from this site and/or Lucy related.  Updates from this site are also fed into the AUSXIP Twitter account

Click here to view or subscribe


 

 

14 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Watch: 14 September 2011

Here's the latest bid updates for the costumes and Argo, Starship Warrior Princess that are currently being auctioned off for the Starship Spring Clean.

Auction Update as at: 14 September 2011.

Please note some items are going to close on 22 September and some are going to close 30 September. Lucy's signed box closes 15 September. I've indicated under the link which items are closing at what date.

Also please note that the Roman Soldier's outfit - there are two currently on auction with a  third one going up next week.
 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $905 NZD
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $141 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   

 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Green Dress from Spartacus
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $550 NZD
   

 

'Illuminate' by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $15.50 NZD NEW WINNING BID!

   

 

Box signed by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Thu 15 Sep 12:00 pm (#405647826)
Current Bid: $10.00 NZD CLOSING TOMORROW
   

 

Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $605 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   
Illithyia (Viva Bianca) Pink Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $315 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   
Crixus (Manu Bennett) costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832288)
Current Bid: $605 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   

Gladiator outfit from Spartacus (Barca, Auctus)
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403833913)
Current Bid: $174 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403835303)
Current Bid: $325 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus #2
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#405599936)
Current Bid: $152 NZD  NEW WINNING BID!
   
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $44 NZD NEW WINNING BID!

 

 

14 September 2011

REMINDER: 24 Hours of Reality with Lucy Intro

24 HOURS OF REALITY 15 SEPTEMBER

The 24 Hours of Reality with Al Gore is fast approaching in a few days. News about Lucy's role in the event has been released and it looks very impressive.

Lucy will be doing a 15 minute intro on the New Zealand portion according to Unitec. Read below for more: On September 15, the world will focus its attention on the climate crisis. "Climate Reality" will be live-streamed for 24 hours, from 24 locations. It will hit every time zone for one hour from 7 pm to 8pm.

The New Zealand section of Climate Reality will be filmed in Auckland with a 15 minute introduction by Lucy Lawless will be followed by a half hour speech by Rachel Brown about the global impact of climate change.

The event will conclude with a 15 minute presentation by the local Generation Zero group that is taking action on issues related to climate change.

 

TIME  / DATE

New Zealand
15 Sep - 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Australia
15 Sept - 5:00 to 6:00 pm

USA
14 Sept - Midnight PST

Please adjust the time for your region

WATCH IT ONLINE: UNITEC


 

 

14 September 2011

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena on Itunes

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena is now available to download via the US Itunes store

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All the episodes are available plus the extras

1. Starz Studios - Behind the Scenes
2. In the Beginning
3. Weapons of Mass Disruption
4. 10 Easy Ways To Dismemberment

Price for episodes + extras is $17.99 USD for HD and $11.99 for SD


 

 

13 September 2011

Andy Whitfield Trust Fund Set Up and Message From Lucy

Hey folks, many people have been asking how they can help Andy's family. Lucy has sent in the following note and way to help the family out - trust fund has been set up where you can donate to help out.

UPDATE: I believe TPTB are working on getting a paypal account for people to donate so news of that will be coming soon and a physical address for people to send cheques/checks to.

MESSAGE FROM LUCY LAWLESS

Dear Friends,

a trust fund has been set up for Andy's family. we are all keen to let Vashti know that her unwavering support of her husband's career was very much appreciated. Without her, Andy would never have left his career as a structural engineer to fulfill his dreams. She put her own career on hold to back him up. Filming schedules often leave the partner holding the baby 60 + hours a week for months on end. Andy's wife was a tower of strength through thick and thin. We want her to know how touched we were by his portrayal of Spartacus and how grateful we are for her part in it.
Blessings always,
Lucy

The most important thing for Andy is that his family are supported in their future and so a facility has been established for anyone who wishes to contribute.

Bank details for accepting payment to Andy Whitfield?s Estate.

Please note, this is an AUD currency account based in Australia so any transfers will be deemed foreign transfers on their end.

HSBC Bank Australia
Account Name: RGM Artist Group Pty Ltd Trust Account
Swift Code: HKBAAU2S
Branch Code: 343-001
Account No: 206 036 002
Currency: AUD
Reference: "Whitfield Donation"


 

 

12 September 2011

Tributes to Andy From His Wife Vashti, Steven, Nick and Lucy

The following are tributes to Andy from his beloved wife Vashti and his castmates and Steven DeKnight.

VASHTI WHITFIELD
The following is a statement from his wife, Vashti Whitfield: On a beautiful sunny sydney spring morning, surrounded by his family, in the arms of his loving wife, our beautiful young warrior Andy Whitfield lost his 18 month battle with lymphoma cancer. He passed peacefully surrounded by love. Thank you to all his fans whose love and support have help carry him to this point. He will be remembered as the inspiring, courageous and gentle man, father and husband he was.]

The following was posted on on Entertainment Weekly's site:

LUCY LAWLESS
Lucy Lawless also paid tribute to him in a statement to EW: "Obviously, Andy Whitfield left an indelible mark on all of us in the Spartacus family. He was a gentle man who never said a bad word about anyone, a gifted photographer, engineer (no really!) and a brilliant actor. Andy's incandescent film presence made men want to be him and women want to marry him. Andy's two babies will always know that their Daddy cherished them and their mother, Vashti, above all things. How lucky we were to have him grace all our lives. Godspeed, Andy!?

STEVEN DEKNIGHT
No words to express the depth of such a loss. You will be deeply missed, my brother," said Spartacus creator Steven DeKnight on Twitter.

NICK TARABAY
via facebook page
RIP Andy Whitfield, our true champion! You will be incredibly missed! I feel very honored to have known such a person in my life. Today marks a very sad day! Please join in sending him and his family our love & prayers!


 

 

11 September 2011

24 Hours of Reality: Lucy Lawless to Give 15 Minute Intro From New Zealand

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The 24 Hours of Reality with Al Gore is fast approaching in a few days. News about Lucy's role in the event has been released and it looks very impressive.

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.

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.

Lucy will be doing a 15 minute intro on the New Zealand portion according to Unitec. Read below for more:

Join Generation Zero for a live Climate Change Reality Project.
Date 15 Sep 2011
Time: 19:00 To: 20:00
Event host: Organisational Development

Venue: Oakridge House, 139 Carrington Rd, Gate 4, Unitec
Contact name: Carolyn Cox
Contact phone: 8394
Type: Seminars and conferences
Contact email: ccox@unitec.ac.nz

On September 15, the world will focus its attention on the climate crisis.
"Climate Reality" will be live-streamed for 24 hours, from 24 locations. It will hit every time zone for one hour from 7 pm to 8pm.

The New Zealand section of Climate Reality will be filmed in Auckland with a 15 minute introduction by Lucy Lawless will be followed by a half hour speech by Rachel Brown about the global impact of climate change.

The event will conclude with a 15 minute presentation by the local Generation Zero group that is taking action on issues related to climate change.

You can be part of this unique event by joining a live-streamed viewing session at Unitec.

Source

For more about this event visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Eco-Warrior 24 Hour of Reality Subsite

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Posted by MaryD
Link submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

11 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Watch - 11 September 2011

Here's the latest bid updates for the costumes and Argo, Starship Warrior Princess that are currently being auctioned off for the Starship Spring Clean.

Auction Update as at: 11 September 2011.

Please note some items are going to close on 22 September and some are going to close 30 September. Lucy's signed box closes 15 September. I've indicated under the link which items are closing at what date.

Also please note that the Roman Soldier's outfit - there are two currently on auction with a  third one going up next week.
 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $905 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $124 NZD
   

 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Green Dress from Spartacus
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $550 NZD - NEW WINNING BID!
   

 

'Illuminate' by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $5 NZD 

   

 

Box signed by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Thu 15 Sep 12:00 pm (#405647826)
Current Bid: $10.00 NZD 
   

 

Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $450 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   
Illithyia (Viva Bianca) Pink Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $67 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   
Crixus (Manu Bennett) costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832288)
Current Bid: $505 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   

Gladiator outfit from Spartacus (Barca, Auctus)
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403833913)
Current Bid: $170 NZD 
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403835303)
Current Bid: $300 NZD 
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus #2
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#405599936)
Current Bid: $120 NZD 
   
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $40 NZD

 

 

10 September 2011

Lucy Lawless Interviews: First and Second Interview for Xena on 28 Oct 1995

I finally got around to converting these two interviews from the wmv formats. These two interviews were the first ones Lucy did to promote Xena. They were both done on the same day on 28 October 1995 and at the time they were filming Season 1 Episode 9: Death in Chains.

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12 Daytime News 28 October 1995: Lucy's Second Xena Interview

Click here to watch video


This is Lucy's second interview about the show Xena Warrior Princess. It was via satellite from New Zealand and she conducted two TV interviews one right after the other. The first was with WGN News and the second was 12 NEWS on 28 October 1995. At the time they were filming Death In Chains.

and the first one:

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LUCY LAWLESS Interview WGN News 28 October 1995

Click here to watch video

It is Lucy's very first interview about the show Xena Warrior Princess. It was via satellite from New Zealand with WGN News on 28 October 1995. At the time they were filming Death In Chains.

Watch more Lucy Interviews on AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Video Channel

Click here for more on Lucy's role on Xena Warrior Princess


 

 

10 September 2011

Lucy Photos from Spartacus Press Conference

Here's some more photos of Lucy from the Spartacus Press Conference back in July just after Comic Con.

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They are available on Corbis

For more images of Lucy at 2011 Comic Con and related events go here

Link submitted by Klippart


 

 

10 September 2011

2012 Spartacus Calendar Scans

Lori just received her 2012 Spartacus Calendar and she sent in the following scans - they look pretty cool:

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ImageImageSpartacus Wall Calendar: Betrayed by the Romans. Forced into slavery. Reborn as a gladiator. Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena, where blood and death are prime-time entertainment. To survive, he must become more than a man, more than a gladiator. He must become a legend: Spartacus. Starring Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), and John Hannah (The Mummy), Spartacus: Blood and Sand brought a modern, gritty take to the action and intrigue of the epic story and broke all viewership records for the Starz Network. The Spartacus 2012 Wall Calendar features images from the miniseries, first season, and the upcoming prequel. TM and (c) Starz

Click here to order a copy


 

 

10 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Watch - 10 September 2011

Here's the latest bid updates for the costumes and Argo, Starship Warrior Princess that are currently being auctioned off for the Starship Spring Clean.

Auction Update as at: 10 September 2011.

Please note some items are going to close on 22 September and some are going to close 30 September. Lucy's signed box closes 15 September. I've indicated under the link which items are closing at what date.

Also please note that the Roman Soldier's outfit - there are two currently on auction with a  third one going up next week.
 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $405 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $124 NZD
   

 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Green Dress from Spartacus
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $405 NZD - NEW WINNING BID!
   

 

'Illuminate' by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $5 NZD NEW WINNING BID!

   

 

Box signed by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Thu 15 Sep 12:00 pm (#405647826)
Current Bid: $10.00 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   

 

Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $450 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   
Illithyia (Viva Bianca) Pink Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $65 NZD
   
Crixus (Manu Bennett) costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832288)
Current Bid: $400 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   

Gladiator outfit from Spartacus (Barca, Auctus)
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403833913)
Current Bid: $170 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403835303)
Current Bid: $300 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus #2
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#405599936)
Current Bid: $120 NZD NEW WINNING BID!
   
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $40 NZD

 

 

8 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Watch + New Items 08 Sept 2011

Here's the latest bid updates for the costumes and Argo, Starship Warrior Princess that are currently being auctioned off for the Starship Spring Clean.

Auction Update as at: 08 September 2011.

Please note some items are going to close on 22 September and some are going to close 30 September. Lucy's signed box closes 15 September. I've indicated under the link which items are closing at what date.

Also please note that the Roman Soldier's outfit - there are two currently on auction with a  third one going up next week.
 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $160 NZD
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $124 NZD
   

 

NEW! Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Green Dress from Spartacus
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $1 NZD
   

 

NEW!'Illuminate' by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $1 NZD

   

 

NEW!Box signed by Lucy Lawless
Closes: Thu 15 Sep 12:00 pm (#405647826)
Current Bid: $1 NZD
   

 

Closes: Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#405596116)
Current Bid: $1 NZD
   
Illithyia (Viva Bianca) Pink Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $65 NZD
   
Crixus (Manu Bennett) costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832288)
Current Bid: $150 NZD
   

Gladiator outfit from Spartacus (Barca, Auctus)
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403833913)
Current Bid: $133 NZD
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403835303)
Current Bid: $71 NZD
   
NEW! Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus #2
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#405599936)
Current Bid: $1 NZD
   
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $40 NZD

 

 

8 September 2011

Reminder: Lucy on 24 Hours of Reality with Al Gore + Lucy Message

The following was originally posted on 17 August. This is a reminder that Lucy's appearance on the 24 Hours of Reality with Al Gore will be streamed live next Wednesday/Thursday (14-15 September). So mark it down and tune in!

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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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Event 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.



 

 

8 September 2011

Spring Clean Wave 2 - New Lucy Lawless Auction Items!

Here it comes! This is the second wave of Lucy goodies at the Starship Spring Clean Auction that Lucy donated:

ImageHi All,

Wave 2 of the Starship Spring Clean launches at midday today (Thursday) New Zealand time and there are some fantastic new items up for grabs.

Lucy's green Lucretia dress from Spartacus will be listed as well as the Doctore (Peter Mensah) outfit and a second Roman Soldier costume.

We've also got Lucy's "Illumination" photograph that was taken and beautifully mounted for another charity but has very kindly been donated onto us!

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And, we've discovered one of last year's Spring Clean boxes (from our ads with Lucy) that she's very kindly signed for us.

The New Zealand public can bid on the itemd 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, then if you would 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.

For another way to support Starship, Lucy would love you to help the kids by donating at www.starship.org.nz/donation



 

 

8 September 2011

2012 Xena Calendars by Universe Now Available to Order

ImageCalendars.com has the 2012 Xena Calendar available for order. These are not the same as the Creation Entertainment calendars. The publisher is Universe. The price is $13.99

Xena Warrior Princess Wall Calendar: Airing in more than 100 countries from 1995 to 2001, Xena: Warrior Princess was set in a fantastic version of ancient Greece and followed the adventures of Xena and her trusty companion,

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Gabrielle, as they fought to save innocents from evil. The show quickly became an enormous international sensation and unleashed a new icon into the world. Embraced by millions of fans for her bravery, wit, and attitude, Xena enjoys a Buffy-like cult following. A must-have for any fan, the collectible Xena Warrior Princess 2012 Wall Calendar features images of the entire cast. Xena: Warrior Princess is a trademark of Universal TV Distribution Holdings LLC and a copyright of Universal Television Enterprises LLP. Licensed by NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group 2010. All Rights Reserved. (tm) and (c) 2010 Universal Television.

Click here to order


 

 

8 September 2011

Spartacus 2012 Wall Calendar - Cover Art Changed + Ordering

Spartacus Wall Calendar: Betrayed by the Romans. Forced into slavery. Reborn as a gladiator. Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena, where blood and death are prime-time entertainment. To survive, he must become more than a man, more than a gladiator. He must become a legend: Spartacus. Starring Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), and John Hannah (The Mummy), Spartacus: Blood and Sand brought a modern, gritty take to the action and intrigue of the epic story and broke all viewership records for the Starz Network. The Spartacus 2012 Wall Calendar features images from the miniseries, first season, and the upcoming prequel. TM and (c) Starz

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Click here to order a copy


 

 

7 September 2011

Lucy Signs Petition To Permanently Stop Plans For NZ Offshore Oil Drilling + Sign Petition Now

Lucy has posted a new message on her official fan club site regarding a petition she has signed to permanently stop all plans to open up New Zealand's coastal waters to offshore oil drilling and to stop any expansion of coal mining in New Zealand.

Click here to read her message | Sign petition here

Here's the info from Greenpeace regarding WHY this petition has been created:

New Zealand's coastline is too valuable to risk a catastrophe like the BP oil spill currently devastating the Gulf of Mexico. Yet the New Zealand Government has just permitted dangerous deep sea oil exploration directly off the East Coast of the North Island, and tagged many other areas in New Zealand's waters for further oil exploration.

Like the proposal to open our best conservation land for mining, new oil exploration is a move in the wrong direction for New Zealand.

Expansion of oil and coal extraction threatens our unique environment, the climate and the clean and green reputation that underpins New Zealand's economy. Our Government is struggling to understand the urgent need for a new economic vision. New Zealand deserves a clean energy vision from our Government. In the Energy [R]evolution reportGreenpeace has shown that it can be done.

 

 

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Read more about Lucy's role as Greenpeace Ambassador and Environmental advocate on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Eco-Warrior Subsite


 

 

7 September 2011

New Lucy Lawless as Xena Artwork by LouLou

Added new Lucy Lawless as Xena artwork by LouLou - click here to viewImage

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7 September 2011

New Lucy Artwork by Maria

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Added new Lucy Lawless art by Maria

 

Click here to view


 

 

7 September 2011

Greenpeace Press Release on Rainbow Warrior III Auction + Auction Update

ImageSince 25 August 2011, AUSXIP has been keeping everyone updated on the bidding of Lucy's dinner and artwork auctions on the CharityBuzz auction site. The auctions are to raise money for Greenpeace's new flagship The Rainbow Warrior III.

As a Greenpeace Ambassador, Lucy has given of her time, her name and offered herself up for auction to raise awareness on the issues of climate change and other environmental issues.

Greenpeace has posted a new press release about the Rainbow Warrior III Auction - click here to read -

There is a quote from Lucy about her participation in the auction:

"Participating in the building of the new Rainbow Warrior is a chance for all of us to be part of history as we decide what kind of future we want to hand to our children. I am proud to stand with Greenpeace and be a part of the crew that helps build the new Rainbow Warrior", said Lucy Lawless, on behalf of all celebrities involved with this auction.


ImageHave Dinner with the One and Only Lucy Lawless in LA or New Zealand



Current Bidding: $4600.00

 

ImageYou're My Best Friend, Photographic Prints
by Michael Parekowhai and donated by Lucy Lawless


Current Bidding: $5000

 

Check out the rest of the Greenpeace Auction Items here


 

 

6 September 2011

Lucy Lawless' Feel the Love 2011 Fundraising Starship Page Now Online

ImageThank you for visiting Lucy Lawless' Feel the Love Day fundraising page for the Starship Foundation.

The day kicks off a week of charitable acts and donations by fans in honour and support of Lucy. Fans from all over the world make a pledge to do something charitable during the week ranging from helping out an elderly neighbour, volunteering their time, random acts of kindness, or making a donation to charity.

Lucy will be presented with a single red rose and the list of all of those who have donated to Starship in her honour once all the pledges have been received.

This annual event is now in its sixth year. Please could you consider making a donation to one of Lucy's favourite charities-Starship Children's Hospital, in Auckland, New Zealand?

Each year Starship cares for close to 150,000 children from all over New Zealand. Many of the children who come to Starship are critically ill or injured and require specialist paediatric treatment and care. Many of these children spend weeks, months, and in some cases years in the hospital.

Your donations, made in honour of Lucy, will help ensure that Starship remains a world class medical facility that offers the best health outcomes for children, and their families.

Select the 'Make a donation' button below. It's simple, fast and totally secure.

If you live in New Zealand your donation is tax deductible and a receipt will be issued.

Many thanks for your love and support of Lucy and Starship.

Click here to donate


 

 

6 September 2011

On Set with Lucy Lawless - Spartacus GotA DVD Review by MaryD

ImageIt's always a treat to watch behind the scenes footage of shows you enjoy and people you enjoy watching on them.

The Region 4 Spartacus: Gods of the Arena DVD has been sitting on my desk for a few days and I just had some time to watch some of the featurettes that come with this edition.

First one to be reviewed is On Set with Lucy Lawless (hands up if this is really surprising to anyone that I chose this featurette to review first? Heh).

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This is funny! It's a typical Lucy funny behind the scenes look. From coming into work in the morning, having overslept to going into a co-worker's trailer at the end. There's a pairing I wouldn't mind seeing on the show. Won't spoil it.

The featurette features some of Lucy's co-stars talking about working with Lucy but mainly looks at Lucy being a little goofy and having a good time on the set with her co-stars. The featurette is way too short but very enjoyable.

Here are some screencaptures from it.

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For Aussies, if you hop on over to Sanity, there is a bonus character booklet that comes with the DVD set (I haven't looked at the Blu-Ray version yet). it has some nifty new promos amongst the standard promo shots we've seen before. It gives a brief outline of each character. Nice little booklet.

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


 

 

6 September 2011

Ted Raimi Wants Lucy To Guest on Web Series Morbid Minute

ImageTed Raimi seems truly happy directing Morbid Minute, his new horror anthology web series for Break.com. Raimi has appeared in nearly 100 movies and TV shows, including genre favorites like the Evil Dead films, Candyman, Shocker, Midnight Meat Train, Drag Me to Hell, and Maniac Cop 3. Now the actor steps behind the camera for Morbid Minute, which he is writing and directing.

He was asked if any of his friends will be making an appearance on the show. His answer?

In a few months I am hoping to shoot an episode with my old buddy Bruce Campbell. I'd also like to get my old friends Lucy Lawless and, if I ask real nicely, Jeffrey Combs. So I am looking forward to shooting more.

Do you have roles planned for all of them?

I have roles for all of them. I have a stack of stories at home written for them.

Read the full interview


 

 

6 September 2011

UN Secretary General Praises Lucy Lawless on Environmental Efforts

ImageIt seems Mr Ban, the UN Secretary General is in Auckland for the Pacific Island Forum of leaders and had high praise for Lucy and her work with Greenpeace. I like it! Mr Ban seems to be a very smart man who has done his home work.

UN boss praises NZ while invoking spirit of Xena, Warrior Princess

United Nations secretatry-general Ban Ki-moon has warned that climate change is "lapping at our feet" in the Pacific, while also invoking the spirit of Xena, Warrior Princess.

In a speech at Auckland University, Ban's first public appearance in New Zealand since arriving for the Pacific Island Forum yesterday, the UN boss said climate change was no longer "about some distant future".

"Climate change is not about tomorrow. It is lapping at our feet - quite literally in Kiribati and elsewhere," Ban said.

"And it's good to know that you not only specialise in training for policy and politics, but also peace and security. I sometimes feel we could all use a little of the spirit of Auckland alumna Lucy Lawless - Xena the Warrior Princess."

Read full article


You can read more about Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Environmental Advocate Subsite


 

 

6 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Watch - 06 September 2011

Here's the latest bid updates for the costumes and Argo, Starship Warrior Princess that are currently being auctioned off for the Starship Spring Clean. There is more to come as Starship updates the auction pages every Thursday. Lucy's green dress is still to come and her Archey's Frog print as well.

Auction Update as at: 06 September 2011.

Please note some items are going to close on 22 September and some are going to close 30 September. I've indicated under the link which are closing when.

 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $160 NZD
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $62 NZD
   
Illithyia (Viva Bianca) Pink Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $65 NZD
   
Crixus (Manu Bennett) costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832288)
Current Bid: $150 NZD
   

Gladiator outfit from Spartacus (Barca, Auctus)
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403833913)
Current Bid: $133 NZD
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403835303)
Current Bid: $70 NZD
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $40 NZD

 

 

6 September 2011

Lucy Lawless Feel The Love Week - September 2011

Image634508977403413981It's that time of year when Lucy fans celebrate the good and we do it in honour of Lucy Lawless.  This is the 6th year this is running and I have to send out a special shout out to Rebecca from the Official Lucy Lawless Fan Club List who actually came up with the idea, the fans and the fan club embraced it, Lucy LOVES it and we continue to do it. It's such a fantastic thing.

Sharon Delaney has posted the following on Lucy's site about how you can participate:

Feel the Love 2011!

It's time for the sixth annual "Lucy Lawless Feel the Love Day" charity drive.  September 19th kicks off a week of charitable acts and contributions by Lucy fans all over the world.  Taking our love for all things Lucy and sharing it with those around us who are in need.

You can choose what you'd like to do, whether it is donating money or supplies to a charity, volunteering your time or services to a charitable organization, reading to a child, or helping out a neighbor, co-worker, or friend.  Any act of charity or kindness counts!

Click here to find out how you can participate in this event!


 

 

5 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Watch - 05 September 2011

Here's the latest bid updates for the costumes and Argo, Starship Warrior Princess that are currently being auctioned off for the Starship Spring Clean. There is more to come as Starship updates the auction pages every Thursday. Lucy's green dress is still to come and her Archey's Frog print as well.

Auction Update as at: 05 September 2011.

Please note some items are going to close on 22 September and some are going to close 30 September. I've indicated under the link which are closing when.

 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $100 NZD
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $54 NZD
   
Illithyia (Viva Bianca) Pink Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $65 NZD
   
Crixus (Manu Bennett) costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832288)
Current Bid: $150 NZD
   

Gladiator outfit from Spartacus (Barca, Auctus)
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403833913)
Current Bid: $133 NZD
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403835303)
Current Bid: $65 NZD
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $40 NZD

 

 

5 September 2011

Lucy Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior III Auction Watch: 05 Sep 2011

Here's an update to Lucy's two 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: 05 September 2011

AUCTIONS CLOSING 21 SEPTEMBER

CharityBuzz: Open to all countries

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$4600.00 (USD



 

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by Michael Parekowhai



$5000.00 (USD)


 

 

 

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


 

 

5 September 2011

Xena and The Rugby World Cup in New Zealand?

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What do you mean there is no connection between Xena and The Rugby World Cup? Other than the pic to the left which was a promo for Xena on NZ TV which read "Even Lomu Doesn't Crunch Tackle Like Xena" back in the day.

The Rugby World Cup opening ceremony taking place in Auckland this Friday, 9th September. Expected audience in the worldwide millions.

Where is the Xena connection? The Director of choreography and Head of costumes are - Shona McCullagh and Jane Holland :-) Both of whom worked on Xena.

[Shona was featured on the Who's Gurkhan? behind the scenes footage, she was seen teaching both Lucy & Renee their respective dances. Jane took over from Ngila from Season 5 and appears in a couple of interviews on the Season 5 and Season 6 DVDs]

Click here to read more on NZ Herald Site about the World Cup
and here


This reminded me of a music video by Neil Finn which featured Lucy and the fantastic All Blacks (as an Aussie I should be barracking for the Aussie team but...I'm going to let this slide) for the 1999 Rugby World Cup. Neil Finn is one half of the kiwi supergroup Split Enz (Australia keeps wanting to claim them as ours...yeah right...). Lucy was invited to be a part of the music video and she accepted. Lucy was pregnant with Julius at the time.

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there is also an interview with Lucy about the music video. The interview was originally sent to me in rm format and by today's standards wasn't a crisp copy but it's a great interview - it was done back in 1999 by NZJester (thanks!)



News submitted by Jo


 

 

4 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean Auction Watch - 04 September 2011

Here's the latest bid updates for the costumes and Argo, Starship Warrior Princess that are currently being auctioned off for the Starship Spring Clean. There is more to come as Starship updates the auction pages every Thursday. Lucy's green dress is still to come and her Archey's Frog print as well.

Auction Update as at: 04 September 2011.

Please note some items are going to close on 22 September and some are going to close 30 September. I've indicated under the link which are closing when.

 

Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) Red Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $30 NZD
   

Argo the Water Horse, by Lucy Lawless
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403840636)
Current Bid $52 NZD
   
Illithyia (Viva Bianca) Pink Dress from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403829015)
Current Bid: $65 NZD
   
Crixus (Manu Bennett) costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832288)
Current Bid: $150 NZD
   

Gladiator outfit from Spartacus (Barca, Auctus)
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403833913)
Current Bid: $131 NZD
   
Roman Soldier Costume from Spartacus
Closes: Thu 22 Sep 12:00 pm (#403835303)
Current Bid: $50 NZD
   
Batiatus (John Hannah) tunic from Spartacus
Closes:  Fri 30 Sep 12:00 pm (#403832982)
Current Bid: $20 NZD

 

 

4 September 2011

Lucy Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior III Auction Watch: 03 Sep 2011

Here's an update to Lucy's two 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: 03 September 2011

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


$5000.00 (USD)


 

 

 

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


 

 

4 September 2011

Xena on Netflix in Canada - Update

ImageFor Canadian fans with Netflix - here is some great news. You can catch the Warrior Princess an and her bard on Netflix now - many thanks to Klippart!

 

 

 

 



 

 

2 September 2011

Starship Spring Clean 2011 Press Reease 01 September 2011

ImageSpring Clean for Starship: Every Little 'Bid' Counts For The National Children's Hospital
Thursday 1 September 2011, 9:38AM
By Starship Foundation

Starship Foundation has kicked off its Starship Spring Clean campaign today, where New Zealanders are asked to clean up, clear out and sell off, all in support of the kids at Starship.

Throughout September, the public can list items for sale on Trade Me at www.trademe.co.nz/starship pledging all or part of the sale proceeds to our national children’s hospital.

Not only can people buy and sell everyday items on Trade Me for Starship, but there are also a number of exclusive items donated by Starship’s celebrity supporters, including Spartacus costumes donated by Lucy Lawless, a bespoke suit donated by the Prime Minister Rt. Hon John Key, signed gear from the All Whites and NZ Breakers and a 2010 racing suit, signed gloves and a signed car part from Scott Dixon.

Plus there are some exciting items that have been donated by the Starship Foundation’s corporate sponsors, including a ‘Be a Zookeeper for the Day’ experience and an ASB Classic shirt signed by Maria Sharapova donated by ASB; the world’s biggest gas barbecue from Mercury Energy; a Vodafone Warriors signed shirt and ball from Vodafone New Zealand; and coaching sessions with Silver Fern and Barfoot & Thompson Starship Ambassador Anna Scarlett.


 

 

1 September 2011

Gods of the Arena DVD Video Promo On Set With Lucy Lawless

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Gods of the Arena DVD Promo – On Set With Lucy Lawless Video clip from Anchor Bay Entertainment. This is a snippet of the behind the scenes footage from the Spartacus Gods of the Arena DVD/ Blu-Ray with the Lucy featurette.

Click here to view

“On Set With Lucy Lawless” DVD extra clip from the upcoming release of SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA. Also included are the new Special Features TV spot, some stills, cover art, and the original press release.

SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA, the exciting STARZ Original series, is ready for battle when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the prequel to the acclaimed “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” on Blu-ray™ and DVD September 13, 2011. The two-disc collection contains a muscular amount of bonus features including never-before-seen featurettes, bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage (including a set tour with star Lucy Lawless). The Blu-ray is even mightier with extended episodes, audio commentary on all six episodes and a mind-blowing battle sequence in 3D – a first for a TV on Blu-Ray™ release!

Executive produced by Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen and Steven S. DeKnight, this exhilarating season follows Gannicus, the charismatic gladiator aspiring to become Champion of Capua and of the House of Batiatus. With political ambitions and poised to overthrow his father and take control of the House, 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.

Joining returning stars, John Hannah as Batiatus, Peter Mensah as Oenomaus and Lucy Lawless as Lucretia, are new cast members Dustin Clare as Gannicus, Jaime Murray as Gaia and Marisa Ramirez as Melitta.

With content too hot for cable TV, behind-the-scenes featurettes, deluxe packaging and an amazing 3D battle scene from the final episode, SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA is sure to have fans of the show cheering, while capturing the attention of all those uninitiated into the world of Spartacus – thumbs up, indeed!