April 2012 Archives

30 April 2012

ATTENTION Aussie Fans: Lucy Concert News Air New Zealand Flight Sale

ATTENTION AUSSIES: Time to cross the ditch and invade New Zealand. You can trek across the ditch and watch Lucy perform her very first concert in her home town on 27 May. For the next 41 hours Air New Zealand is having a monster flight sale and you can get a flight from Sydney to Auckland for the ridiculous price  starting at $139 one way (and even less if you want to travel on the wing outside..just kidding)


Hop on over to Air New Zealand's Australian site and book your ticket.


Let's have an Aussie invasion of The Land of the Long White Cloud which should be a nice change from the kiwis invading us all the time. Let's hope their Anti-Aussie jokes are less lame this time round. <g>


 

 

29 April 2012

Lucy Videos: Web Series Angel of Death

Added the web series Angel of Death with Lucy as Zoe Bell's neighbour Vera. Very is a retired call girl that doesn't have a happy ending. Added both episodes that Lucy appeared in (episode 6 and 9) plus a video of her clips only and a behind the scenes interview with G4TV.

Angel of Death Full Episode 9 with Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 29th April 2012

Angel of Death Full Episode 9 with Lucy Lawless

LUCY LAWLESS Angel of Death Web Series Episode 9 Role: Vera, Next Door Neighbour (Episode 6 and 9) The series is an action packed thriller about a remorseless assassin employed by a ruthless crime family. After suffering a severe head trauma while on the job, she begins to hallucinate and becomes haunted by her victims. [...]

 

 

Angel of Death Full Episode 6 with Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 29th April 2012

Angel of Death Full Episode 6 with Lucy Lawless

LUCY LAWLESS Angel of Death Web Series Episode 6 Role: Vera, Next Door Neighbour (Episode 6 and 9) The series is an action packed thriller about a remorseless assassin employed by a ruthless crime family. After suffering a severe head trauma while on the job, she begins to hallucinate and becomes haunted by her victims. [...]

 

 

Angel of Death Behind The Scenes Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 29th April 2012

Angel of Death Behind The Scenes Lucy Lawless

G4TV goes behind the scenes on the web series Angel of Death with Lucy Lawless and Zoe Bell. The series is an action packed thriller about a remorseless assassin employed by a ruthless crime family. After suffering a severe head trauma while on the job, she begins to hallucinate and becomes haunted by her victims. [...]

 

 

Angel of Death Clips with Lucy Lawless as Neighbour Vera
Posted on: 29th April 2012

Angel of Death Clips with Lucy Lawless as Neighbour Vera

Role: Vera, Next Door Neighbour (Episode 6 and 9) Airdate: 9 March 2009 on Crackle.com The series is an action packed thriller about a remorseless assassin employed by a ruthless crime family. After suffering a severe head trauma while on the job, she begins to hallucinate and becomes haunted by her victims. As a result, [...]


 

You can also view screencaptures:

Episode 6

Episode 9


 

 

29 April 2012

A Gift To Lucy Lawless Fans: Lucy's Favourite Song List from 2009 AUSXIP Team Amazon Auction Winner

In 2009 AUSXIP hosted a charity auction for Cat Crimins and Nora Manzanares in their Team Amazon ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and one of the items was an iPod with Lucy's 10 favourite songs on it. That auction raised approx $8000.00.

Crittersthree won this auction and has decided to make the list available for all Lucy fans to enjoy (rather good timing since Lucy will be performing again in her first Auckland concert on 27 May). The song list for that concert will be very different as it's going to be hard rock while this song list is rather mellow.

I've linked the songs to the youtube videos.

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28 April 2012

Lucy Concert Date Finalised 27 May 2012

Lucy has finalised her concert date for 27 May 2012 at the Kings Arms Tavern for 8 pm. The tickets will be available later this week. Here are her latest tweets: 


 

 

28 April 2012

Lucy Attends "Aoteoroa Is Not For Sale" Protest in Auckland 28 April 2012

Lucy attended the protest march against asset sales called "Aoteoroa Is Not For Sale Protest" which was held at 3 pm on 28 April 2012 in Auckland.


 

 

28 April 2012

Lucy Movies to Rent on YouTube

You can now rent movies on YouTube. Lucy's movies "Vampire Bats" and "Angel of Death" are now available.

 

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VAMPIRE BATS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Click here to rent (Aussie $3.99 for a 48 hour pass)

 

 

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ANGEL OF DEATH

Renowned comic-book auteur Ed Brubaker, writer of The Death of Captain America, spins a pulpy yarn custom-made for death-defying star Zoe Bell (Death Proof). In this pinnacle of the grindhouse renaissance, Bell stars as Eve, a ruthless assassin who, in the midst of a hit, gets stabbed in the head before accidentally killing a young girl. She survives the ordeal only to be plagued by visions of her past victims. Now with a conscience and unable to work, Eve realizes she must track down her former bosses before some unspeakably sinister hitman inevitably comes to erase her existence. Lucy Lawless and Doug Jones co-star in this sexy and stylish thriller.

 

 

Click here to read (Aussie $3.99 for a 48 hour pass)


 

 

28 April 2012

New Artwork by Ovi Hondru Lucretia and Batiatus

Image634712083038701172Ovi Hondru has created new artwork from Spartacus Season 1 of Batiatus and Lucretia

 

 

 

Click here to view

 

 

You can see more of Ovi's work in the AUSXIP Spartacus Art Gallery

 

For more about Lucy's role as Lucretia on Spartacus visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus subsite or the AUSXIP Spartacus News and Multimedia Site


 

 

28 April 2012

Bitch Slap Movie on Blu-Ray on 10 July 2012

The movie Bitch Slap will be released on Blu-Ray on 10 July 2012. Lucy did a cameo in the movie with her Xena co-star Renee O'Connor. Lucy was Mother Superior and Renee was Sister Batril in a Catholic convent.

The movie was directed by Rick Jacobson and starred Julia Voth, Erin Cummings and America Olivo. You can pre-order the Blu-Ray from Amazon.com

Here is the video of Lucy (Mother Superior) and Renee (Sister Batril)

 

There is also a hysterical "interview" with Mother Superior and Sister Batril. Please note: don't drink anything while you are watching this. These are just too funny esp around 1:38 into the clip.


 

 

27 April 2012

Featured Lucy Lawless Video: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

“Rainbow Warrior” was the name of a real-life Greenpeace vessel, which embarked upon a worldwide pro-ecological mission in the early 1980s. While docked in New Zealand in 1985, the Rainbow Warrior was destroyed by a bomb, and a crew member was killed. In this dramatization, Sam Neill and Jon Voight play two polar opposites-a hard-bitten cop and a eco-activist, respectively–who team up to track down the bomber.

Lucy Lawless plays the role of Jane Redmund, a crew member of the Rainbow Warrior.

Jane Redmond was the fictional character but the role was based on Bunny McDiarmid, a crewmember of the Rainbow Warrior. Bunny is still in Greenpeace but is the Executive Director of Greenpeace New Zealand.

Bunny and Lucy worked together during the 2009 Greenpeace Sign On Campaign.

View Screencaptures | View AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Rainbow Warrior Movie Page

 

 


See more of Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior and Greenpeace Ambassador


 

 

26 April 2012

What Kind of Lucy Concert? Lucy Tweets

What kind of Lucy concert will it be? Lucy has done country, she's done blues and she's done rock...my favourite would have to be the Rock Chick performances and the Auckland concert is going to be real hard rock or Dirty Rock.

Lucy tweeted the following today

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More News about this Auckland Concert:

 

Find out more about Lucy's musc on AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Flawless Diva Subsite


 

 

25 April 2012

Featured Video: The Difference PSA by Lucy Lawless

Today's Featured Video: Lucy Lawless narrates a PSA that discusses the differences between marriage and domestic partnership. Many people believe that domestic partnership is equivalent to marriage. This is not true. No on Prop 8 supporters urge the California Supreme Court to abolish the discrimination of Proposition 8.  Please support commitment and equal rights for all!
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Starring: Lucy Lawless
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Edited by: Nicholas J Pavlovsky -
Camera: Nicholas J Pavlovsky, Jennifer Medvin, Victoria Walker and Linda Andersson. -

 

 


 

On November 4, 2008, America had an election and to the joy of many, Senator Barack Obama was voted in to become the 44th President of the US. That joy was tempered by the news that voters in several states voted for hate against their fellow citizens and gay couples will no longer be able to marry or adopt children (in one state). Lucy has come out in opposition to "Prop 8" and people are organising to protest and they have today in
record numbers.

Click here to view images & Video of Lucy attending the JOIN THE IMPACT: UNITE FOR LGBTQ EQUALITY! Prop 8 Protest 15 November 2008


 

 

24 April 2012

Lucy Magazine Scan and Translation: German SpaceView Magazine June 2007

The following scan was sent and translated by Petra in Germany from the German magazine SpaceView Magazine June 2007. Click on the thumbnail for the larger scan.

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SPACEVIEW MAGAZINE
June 2007

Translated by Petra

Battlestar Galactica

The fans eagerly await the start of the fourth season of their series. Officially confirmed is that Lucy Lawless as Cylon D’Anna will be on board for at least 2 episodes in the 4th Season.

 

You can find out more about Lucy's role on Battlestar Galactica by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Battlestar Galactica subsite


 

 

23 April 2012

Lucy Scans: German magazine TV Serien Highlights Issue April 2012

The following scans from the magazine TV Serien Highlights about Spartacus Seaosn 1
Scanned by AUSXIP Reporter Andrea from Germany. I'm just highlighting the pages with Lucy as Lucretia images.

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See all the scans from the magazine on AUSXIP Spartacus Magazine Scan: German magazine TV Serien Highlights Issue April 2012


 

 

23 April 2012

Three Day Protest Extreme For Lucy Sunday Star Times 22 April 2012

Image634707567497314453The following article is from the Sunday Star Times in New Zealand 22 April 2012.

ACTRESS LUCY Lawless says the three days she spent occupying a drilltower on an oil ship as part of a Greenpeace protest was an ''extreme event'' in her life.  Lawless last week appeared in the New Plymouth District Court, under her married name, Tapert, facing a charge of burglary for her actions on the weekend of February 24 when she and seven other activists climbed on to the Noble Discoverer, at Port Taranaki.

And the experience of spending three days on top of an exposed drilling tower, with only nuts, dried fruit and chocolate to eat, is still fresh in the mind of the actress.

''It goes in waves . . . I guess your system is running on a lot of adrenalin, so when you come down off it there are a couple of wonky days,'' she told Sunday magazine.  Earlier she told Fairfax Media she had no immediate plans to take any further protest action and was not concerned a conviction would affect her ability to travel.

She said she was more afraid of what would happen if the world didn't change its practice with regards to fossil fuels.

Lawless and seven other Greenpeace activists were remanded on bail until May 3.

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Click here to read Lucy Interview: Action Hero Protest Princess Sunday Star Times 22 April 2012


 

 

22 April 2012

Lucy Interview: Action Hero Protest Princess Sunday Star Times 22 April 2012

sundayLL-CoverThe Sunday Star Times (New Zealand) magazine supplement has a great interview with Lucy and great photos. Lucy did the interview about the Save The Arctic protest.


Sunday Star Times - 22 April 2012
Action Hero / Protest Princess

Lucy Lawless has a high profile, a surprising vocabulary and a willingness to use both in the interests
of the environment. Emma Page meets the one-time Warrior Princess who made headlines with a
protest in Taranaki


Scanned by MaryD / Click on the thumbnails for the larger scans

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scans from the magazine supplement

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See more on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Support Page for more news, photos, video and other multimedia

See more of Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior and Greenpeace Ambassador


 

 

22 April 2012

AUSXIP & Legendary Heroes DVD Giveaway Winner Announced

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Our friends at Legendary Heroes approached me back in March about this wonderful giveaway to the Xena fans. As most of you know there was the AUSXIP Charity Auction that going to start and it was decided that we didn't want it to clash so the giveaway was held back. We were giving away one Xena Warrior Princess DVD Set from Legendary Heroes, which includes ALL SIX seasons (plus bonus content) of Xena's adventures.

 

 

The winner of this set is Van Lord! Congratulations Van and thank you to Legendary Heroes for this special prize.


 

 

21 April 2012

Lucy Concert at The King's Arms Tavern Update

On 9 April Lucy tweeted that she will be doing a concert in Auckland:  Joe Lo Duca is coming to town. We may put on one of our Roxy shows in Auckland, late-ish in May. Looking for the right venue.

Today Lucy has tweeted more about this concert in Auckland and the venue is The King's Arms Tavern . The name of it still being decided.

 


 

 

21 April 2012

MaryD's Xena Episode Review: To Helicon and Back

Image634706186414433594This review has taken a long time to come; in fact To Helicon and Back is the only Xena episode I have never watched until today. First let's start with the necessary info about this episode

To Helicon & Back  Episode Review by MaryD
Season 6 Episode 15

Rating: 6/10

SCRIBES & SCROLLS: Written by Liz Friedman and Vanessa Place.

Directed by Michael Hurst. Edited by Robert Field.

PASSING PARADE: Tsianina Joelson (Varia); Craig Parker (Bellerophon); Morgan Reese Fairhead (Cyane); Kirstie O'Sullivan (Gwyn-Teir); Madeleie Sami (Tyro); Marise Wipani (Kanae); Michelle Blanchard (Mawu-Ka).

DISCLAIMER: No shark bait was harmed during the making of this motion picture.

STORY SO FAR: Gabrielle leads the Amazons into battle against Bellerophon, son of Artemis, who is seeking vengeance against the tribe over his mother’s death.

View Episode StillsMaryD's ArtSheryl-Lee Kerr Review | Screen grabs

I was looking forward to this episode because it was the only one I hadn't seen so I settled on this weekend as being the best time to see it. I did something I never do and that is live tweet an episode. That was interesting.

Some thoughts to ponder:

Xena taking a back seat to all of this from the first scene towards the end of the scene was not to my liking; I want the Big X to lead; it's her natural way of being. She let Gabrielle lead and I have to say I just didn't enjoy Gab leading and being so bloodthirsty. So much so that she was racing after a soldier who was trying to escape from her. She was ready to kill him and would have, had not Xena called her out. Hello? Where has our Gabrielle gone? A killing machine? I accept her as such when she is defending Xena in Ides of March (I welcomed it because she was defending a defenseless Xena) but defending a group of women she didn't know all because she was an Amazon? Don't buy it.

When Gabrielle was giving her Amazon rally the troops, the look on Xena's faced mirrored my reaction. Not good at all. The words were coming out of Gabrielle's mouth but it was like Pod Gabrielle that I was watching. When did the Amazons become her focus and not Xena?

Watching Renee fighting as Gabrielle with both sais is ALWAYS impressive. I did enjoy that.

Watching Lucy fight as Xena is never dull and she had some great scenes; she did cop a hammering for her love in this episode but it was for the greater good: her greater good was Gabrielle and always would be. Gabrielle forgot who her greater good is in this episode.

It's been a long time Xenaverse in-joke that Xena only got sliced on one arm; always the same arm for 6 seasons..until this ep where she got sliced in both arms. (we won't talk about FIN 2).

I was appalled at Gabrielle's action of feeding the injured Amazon to the shark. REALLY? It was only after the shark did Gabrielle ask if it was honourable. A bit late for that Gabrielle. I was wondering why Xena risked her life to save the redheaded Amazon (now isn't that the ultimate in the redshirts of all redshirts?) and bring her to safety when she didn't do that for any of the others. It was for shark bait later on..those writers, you just need to watch what they do!

What truly astounded me was Xena giving her "end of cycling of killing" chat to Bellerophon while Gabrielle was killing a soldier in the background! That was just one of the most incredible scenes in this show for me. Gone are the days when Xena knelt in the moonlight and begged the Gods to save Gabrielle's innocence. Gone were the days when Gabrielle urged Xena to end the cycle of violence. It was out of Xena's mouth that those words came out while Gabrielle was killing in the background.  Smack in the head amazing.

I think I might go watch In Sickness and In Hell or A Tale of Two Muses for the sheer joy of it. Love watching Xena and Gabrielle dancing always perks me up.

Battle On!

MaryD


 

 

21 April 2012

A Gift To Lucy Lawless Fans: Lucy's Reading List from 2011 AUSXIP Charity Auction Winner

At the 2011 AUSXIP Charity Auction one of the items was a new Kindle and Lucy's hand picked reading list which she donated for the lucky winner of the Kindle. The Kindle + the list was sold for $1050 (USD) ($1282 NZD)

The winner, crittersthree, wanted to give back to Lucy fans by making the list public. Here is the list of favourite books by Lucy Lawless.  Thank you to crittersthree for wanting to give this gift to all Lucy fans.


 

 

20 April 2012

New Artist to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Artwork Ovi Hondru

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I'm very pleased to welcome Ovi Hondru to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless artwork gallery.

Ovi has created a gorgeous new artwork of Lucy based on her role as Lucretia in Spartacus

 

Click here to view


You can see more of Ovi's work in the AUSXIP Spartacus Art Gallery as well.

 

 

For more about Lucy's role as Lucretia on Spartacus visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus subsite or the AUSXIP Spartacus News and Multimedia Site


 

 

19 April 2012

More Photos of Lucy and Taranaki 7 in Court 18 April 2012

The following photos were taken by Cameron Burnell / Fairfax NZ and posted to print version of The Taranaki Daily News 19 April 2012

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These photos were taken by Mark Mitchell / Fairfax NZ

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You can also view the Official Greenpeace NZ photos released yesterday.

Click here to view


See more on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Support Page for more news, photos, video and other multimedia

See more of Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior and Greenpeace Ambassador


 

 

19 April 2012

Lucy Lawless Proud of Ship Protest NZ Herald 18 April 2012

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The following is from APNZ and posted on the NZ Herald site dated 18 April 2012. Photo is an official Greenpeace NZ photo of Lucy in court.

Actor Lucy Lawless says she and and seven other Greenpeace activists are proud to have broken into Port Taranaki and occupied an oil drilling ship.  Lawless, Jan Raoni Hammer, Mike Ross Buchanan, Shayne Panayiotis Comino, Vivienne Rachel Hadlow, Shai Sebastian Naides, Zach Steven Penman and Ilai Amir were remanded on bail for two weeks when they appeared before Judge Josephine Bouchier in New Plymouth District Court this morning (Wed).


They are charged with entering an enclosed area at Port Taranaki without authority and with the intent to commit a crime after boarding the drill ship Noble Discoverer at the port in February and spending 77 hours up a 58 metre tower.


 

 

18 April 2012

Lucy Video: Official Greenpeace Video New Plymouth Court 18 April 2012

As I've been reporting for most of today, Lucy and the Taranaki 7 were in court today on charges of burglary. The court case lasted minutes - enough time for the case to be briefly heard and a return date of 3 May.

Greenpeace New Zealand has released this video and it's used with permission. You can also view the official photos from Greenpeace of Lucy and her fellow protesters. Click here to view those

VIDEO (C) 2012 GREENPEACE NZ


 


See more on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Support Page for more news, photos, video and other multimedia

See more of Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior and Greenpeace Ambassador


 

 

18 April 2012

Lucy and the Taranaki 7 Official Greenpeace Photos From New Plymouth Court 18 April 2012

Greenpeace NZ has released new photos of Lucy and the Taranaki 7 in New Plymouth Court from today's appearance.

All images used are Copyrighted to Greenpeace NZ (C) 2012 Greenpeace NZ /  Used with permission. 

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Click here to view images

 


See more on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Support Page for more news, photos, video and other multimedia

See more of Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior and Greenpeace Ambassador


 

 

18 April 2012

Press Release: Greenpeace Activists Remanded Till 3 May

Press Release: 18 April 2012

Greenpeace activists remanded for another two weeks

The eight Greenpeace activists arrested during their occupation of a Shell-chartered drillship were today remanded for a further two weeks, till May 3rd, pending ongoing negotiations over the charges they will face.

Greenpeace is hopeful of a reasonable and fair outcome on this date.

Seven of the activists climbed the drilling tower of the Noble Discoverer on February 24, while it was moored in Port Taranaki. All were arrested after a 77-hour occupation of the tower. An eighth activist was arrested on the first day of the operation.

Shell is spearheading a push to exploit the Arctic for oil, as climate change causes the average summer sea ice to shrink rapidly.

Those who climbed the tower are charged with burglary - not because they were alleged to have stolen anything or done anything dishonest, but because it is alleged they were there and committed another offence while at the Port - namely going onto the Noble Discoverer.

"Our activists never shy away from the consequences of their actions. But those who took part in this important campaign are not burglars and this charge is not considered appropriate to reflect their actions" says Greenpeace New Zealand Climate Campaigner Steve Abel.

The actions of this team has brought the campaign to protect the Arctic to global attention, and inspired hundreds of thousands to join that battle to protect the Arctic.

Actress Lucy Lawless, who is one of those charged, says: "Seven of us climbed that drill ship but now 376,000 people have added their names to the call for Shell to stay out of the Arctic. That figure is growing every day. All of us are proud to have played a part in warning the world about Shell's plans.

"The fight to save the Arctic is destined to become one of the defining environmental struggles of our age," Abel says.

Shell wants to become the first oil major to begin production in the Arctic.

While the eight activists were travelling to Taranaki, Greenpeace activists in Russia took action by bringing the Save the Arctic message to a meeting of investors and oil industry representatives in Moscow. Twenty-two activists were arrested following that action.

"Let's embrace clean energy; we're going to have to anyway, so why not do it before they cause a major oil spill in the Arctic, and consign our grandchildren to an uncertain and dangerous world?" Lawless asks.



See more on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Support Page for more news, photos, video and other multimedia

See more of Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior and Greenpeace Ambassador


 

 

 

18 April 2012

Lucy & Taranaki 7 Court Case Update: Reappear 3 May

6764127.jpgThe Taranaki Daily news has reported on today's court case and it looks like this is still unresolved and will go back to court on 3 May BUT here is hope at the end of this tunnel that doesn't even have to go to court again: Police prosecutor Sergeant Craig Jones said he hoped there will be a resolution to the case by then.

Photo of Lucy in court today.

Lawless remanded on bail

Taranaki Daily News 18 April 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Eight Greenpeace activists, including actress Lucy Lawless, who boarded the drill ship Noble Discoverer at Port Taranaki have been remanded on bail without plea for two weeks.

The eight appeared in the New Plymouth District Court this morning, each facing one charge of burglary. They will reappear on May 3.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Craig Jones said he hoped there will be a resolution to the case by then.

Aucklander Lawless, 44, former star of Xena Warrior Princess, has been charged under her married name, Lucy Tapert.

Source

The NZ Herald also has this additional information

Actress Lucy Lawless and seven other Greenpeace activists were remanded on bail for two weeks when they appeared before Judge Josephine Bouchier in the New Plymouth District Court this morning.

The eight were charged with entering an enclosed area at Port Taranaki without authority and with the intent to commit a crime after boarding the drill ship Noble Discoverer at the port in February.

None entered a plea and police did not oppose bail.


See more on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Support Page for more news, photos, video and other multimedia

See more of Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior and Greenpeace Ambassador




 

 

18 April 2012

AUSXIP Charity Auction Final Tally: $21,000 for Starship

$21,000. No that is not a typo. At the end of the AUSXIP Charity Auction on 27 March, the amount pledged via winning biddings came out to $20,022. Now that is a mind blowing figure to begin with. Double and then some of last year's auction amount raised for Starship of $9500.

I received the latest spreadsheet from Starship this morning from Jenni, the wonderful lady at Starship who I have been working with on this. In addition to the winning bids there has been just under $1000 given as donations.

Lucy Lawless is amazed and sent in the following message on 2 April 2012

To Mary and the fans: I have been very remiss...

In not expressing my humblest thanks for all your kindness to the Starship Foundation over the past weeks (and years). You raising over $20,000 for Starship this past week shocked me. Mary, you, your posse and the greater Xenaverse have challenged my own view on my career and it's place in the world.

I honestly just took the role of Xena because the chips fell my way. Ren and I acted the words that someone else put in our mouths and wore the costumes given us. We were paid pretty well for that time and we were grateful. But, and I think Ren would agree, we NEVER foresaw the kind of community spirit that has long survived the show itself. How could we? I do not believe there has ever been a precedent for this kind of fandom.

The Xena fans are beyond generous, beyond loving and ever faithful. No wonder Bill Shatner filmed the last Con. (When's that out, by the way?) Because of your Kindness to the Starship Foundation, the sickest children of NZ have been the recipient of so much love from afar. Please rest assured that every penny is appreciated and thoughtfully spent. Brad and his team are worthy members of our team.

I love you all! I wish you peace and laughter all the days of your life,

Yours truly,

Lucy Lawless

Starship is amazed. - Read Brad Clark, CEO of Starship, message to the fans on 30 March 2012

On behalf of Starship kids and families from all over New Zealand who will benefit from your support - a huge Starship Foundation thanks to all the winners and bidders in the recent Lucy/Xena memorabilia auction!
- Brad Clark,
CEO Starship Foundation

EVERYONE is amazed (myself included)

Thank you to everyone who donated, who bid, who won and who supported. I know it's not possible without your support, without the support of the actors/writers who gave of their time and energy.

It is also not possible without the support of my right hand, Roger who has been with me on this since September 2006 when the idea surfaced and Christa who also gives of her time and energy.

Thanks everyone.

Battle On!

MaryD


 

 

17 April 2012

Lucy and the Taranaki 7: You Speak For All Of Us

Image634702897478671875Lucy and the Taranaki 7 go to court today (18 April) to face charges stemming from their peaceful Noble Discoverer Save The Arctic protest on 24-27 Feb.

Myself and thousands of your fans/supporters are behind you Lucy and your fellow protesters: Mike Buchanan, Shayne Comino, Raoni Hammer, Shai Nades, Vivienne Hadlow, Ilai Amir and Zac Penman (Zac got arrested on the dock which allowed the others to scale the derrick of the Noble Discoverer)

We are supporting you and your fellow Greenpeace Activists. You have spoken up for all of us who cannot speak up as loudly to be heard. 

 

The pristine and beautiful Arctic: Shell wants to exploit it for oil. We want it protected.

Drilling in this fragile ecosystem – home to the polar bear, narwhal, Arctic fox and other iconic species – is unacceptable. A spill or accident in these waters would be disastrous and the harsh conditions would make responding to such a disaster almost impossible.
Demand Shell stop their plans to put the fragile Arctic and its biodiversity at risk


378,352 has sent letters to Shell to Save The Arctic


Click here to add your voice

 


See more on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Support Page for more news, photos, video and other multimedia

See more of Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior and Greenpeace Ambassador


 

 

17 April 2012

Warlord Xena in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Episode Stills

Xena first appeared in the first Season of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Is was just going to be a 3 story arc but Lucy Lawless was so impressive as the Warrior Princess that USA Studios/Universal gave the green light for her own show  which went on to eclipse Hercules in the ratings and the Warrior Princess finally beat son of Zeus!  This is the start of Xena's Journey from Evil Warlord to Warrior seeking redemption for her past sins. The first episode aired on 13 Marc 1995 in the US and on 04 September 1995, Xena: The Warrior Princess show was aired on US TV and went on to create magic for Six Seasons.

These episodes are the birth of the legendary Xena Warrior Princess and my favourite  Hercules episodes.

 

Image634702880010546875Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Season 1 Episode 9: Warrior Princess

Click here for episode stills

After Hercules helped him forge a swell knife, Iolaus finds out his village sweetheart Syreene just married another. On the rebound he falls for Xena; Hercules' distrust at first sight is waved by his mother Almene. Xena tells Iolaus she was preparing with some men to chase war lord Petrakis, who terrorizes her native Arcadian fields, to get him to come help; meanwhile she pushes her actual lover Theodorus to go kill Hercules, but he falls to his death in the duel, saying he regrets failing Xena. As Alcmene predicted, Iolaus won't believe his friend over his lover, so Hercules refuses to help the countrymen shed the warrior princess's oppression, till he meets Petrakis, actually an old farmer whose son died another victim of Xena's seduction... Written by KGF Vissers

Iolaus falls in love with a woman called Xena, but she is not the generous warrior she pretends to be. She is an evil warrior princess who wants to break Iolaus and Hercules' friendship in order to eliminate the son of Zeus as an enemy in her way to conquer Greece. When Hercules discovers Xena's true identity, he tries to separate his friend from Xena, but her influence over Iolaus has already grown too strong.

 

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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Season 1 Episode 12: The Gauntlet 

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The evil Xena and her mercenaries return; after destroying six villages on a single peninsula, she's heading for Parthis. Begging for his life as a cross-dresser, salesman Salmoneus is spared for her amusement. Hercules sets out when his help is enlisted by his adolescent cousin Roran, whose mother lives in Parthis. When Xena learns her lieutenant Darphus chose which village to attack and ordered women and children slaughtered, she resists and saves a baby, for which Salmoneus finds a shepherdess. The men choose Darphus's side, so Xena is exiled and must run the gauntlet by clobbering, which she survives. Spiros, whose family was killed while he was away trying to get help, attacks Hercules's party and wounds the boy with an arrow, thinking they did the killing. Her scout Deros, who was captured and released by Hercules, warns Xena of his approach. Salmoneus has fled and finds Hercules. Xena captures but releases Spiros, hopes to get her men back by bringing Hercules' head in a duel, but looses and runs. Hercules' quartet faces Darphus' band alone; Xena seizes the opportunity to vanquish Darphus in a duel, but Ares has him resurrected and gives him a monster to destroy Hercules. The baby is Spiros's son. Written by KGF Vissers

Xena's back and Hercules decides to face her. However, Xena has got her own problems: she disagrees with her lieutenant, Darphus, who doesn't mind killing women and children, and she decides to save a baby from death. This disagreement makes Darphus overthrow Xena and put her trough the usually fatal gauntlet, yet she refuses to team up with Hercules, who was asked for help by his cousin Roran and brave villager Spiris.

 

Image634702887004765625Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Season 1 Episode 13: The Unchained Heart 

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Darphus, revived by Ares, is pillaging everything in sight to feed a monster called Graegus. Hercules and Xena (now turned to good) are determined to stop him. Iolaus joins Hercules but has trouble believing she is really reformed

Xena is set on the road to redemption and on the road to Amphipolis via Potadeia where she is destined to meet the woman that would change her life forever.


 

 

17 April 2012

Lucy Screencaptures: The Women of Spartacus Vengeance

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Added screencaptures (created by Barbara Bruno) to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus subsite for the behind the scenes look at the women of Spartacus in and particular Lucretia.

 

 

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For more about Lucy's role as Lucretia on Spartacus visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus subsite or the AUSXIP Spartacus News and Multimedia Site


 

 

17 April 2012

Lucy Photos from New Zealander of the Year Gala Dinner

There are two photos of Lucy performing at the New Zealander of the Year Gala Dinner on 16 February 2012 in Auckland. Many thanks to Barbara Davies for the links. AUSXIP Reporter Jo was present during this event and you can read her report and watch Lucy sing three songs on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Music Event Page

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17 April 2012

Lucy and Taranaki 7 In Court Tomorrow 18 April 2012

Lucy has confirmed that she will be in court tomorrow on burglary charges stemming from their peaceful protest on the Noble Discoverer on 24 February to 27 February.

Lucy tweeted the following regarding the court case tomorrow


Lucy has also asked people to support Greenpeace and Save The Arctic protest



See more on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Support Page for more news, photos, video and other multimedia

See more of Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior and Greenpeace Ambassador


 

 

17 April 2012

Amazon Sale on Battlestar Galactica DVD and Blu-Ray with Collectible Cylon

Image634702390252343750Amazon.com has got quite a sale on at the moment. They have the complete Battlestar Galactica series with a whole lot of extras. See below for a list of the extras for the DVD and the Blu-Ray editions

Battlestar Galactica: The Complete 2004 Series (+ Collectible Cylon) DVD $89.49
(25 Discs)

Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series (with Collectible Cylon) [Blu-ray] $115.99
(20 Discs)

Lucy Lawless was Cylon #3 (D'anna Biers) in Season 2 - 4. You can find out more about Lucy's role on Battlestar Galactica by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Battlestar Galactica subsite

Season 2

  • Final Cut - Episode 9: First aired: 9/9/2005  
  • Downloaded - Episode 19: First aired: 2/24/2006

Season 3

  • Occupation - Episode 1: First aired: 10/6/2006
  • Precipice - Episode 2: First aired: 10/6/2006
  • Exodus, Part 1 - Episode 3: First aired: 10/13/2006
  • Exodus, Part 2 - Episode 4: First aired: 10/20/2006
  • Collaborators - Episode 5: First aired: 10/27/2006
  • A Measure of Salvation - Episode 6:
  • Torn - Episode 7: First aired: 11/3/2006
  • Hero - Episode 8: First aired: 11/17/2006
  • The Passage Episode 10: First aired: 12/8/2006
  • The Eye of Jupiter - Episode 11: First aired: 12/15/2006
  • Rapture - Episode 12: First aired: 1/21/2007

Season 4

  • The Hub - Episode 9: First aired: 6 June 2008
  • Revelations - Episode 10: First aired: 14 June 2008
  • Sometimes a Great Notion - Episode 11: First aired: 16 January 2009
    (Final Lucy episode as D'anna Biers)
     

EXTRAS ON DVD EDITION


Battlestar Galactica: The Complete 2004 Series (+ Collectible Cylon) DVD $89.49
(25 Discs)

Disc 1

  • Feature commentary with Director Michael Rymer and Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore

Disc 2

  • Pilot commentary with Director Michael Rymer and Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore
  • "Bastille Day" episode commentary with Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore
  • "Act of Contrition" episode commentary with Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore

Disc 3

  • "You Can't Go Home Again" episode commentary with Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore

Disc 4

  • "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down" episode commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
  • "The Hand of God" episode commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
  • "Colonial Day" episode commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
  • "Kobol's Last Gleaming: Part 1" episode commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore

Disc 5

  • From Miniseries to Series
  • Change is Good
  • Now They're Babes
  • The Cylon Centurion
  • Future/Past Technology
  • The Doctor Is Out (Of His Mind)
  • Production
  • Visual Effects
  • Epilogue
  • Deleted scenes
  • Battlestar Galactica Series Lowdown
  • Sketches and Art
  • "Kobol's Last Gleaming: Part 2" episode commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore

Disc 6

  • Deleted scenes
  • Episode commentary

Disc 7

  • Deleted scenes
  • Episode commentary

Disc 8

  • Deleted scenes
  • Battlestar Galactica Sneak Peek

Disc 9

  • Deleted scenes
  • Audio commentary for extended "Pegasus" episode with Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick
  • Podcast commentaries

Disc 10

  • Deleted scenes
  • Podcast commentaries

Disc 11

  • David Eick's Videoblogs
  • R & D logos

Disc 12

  • Deleted scenes
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries

Disc 13

  • Deleted scenes
  • Battlestar Galactica: "The Resistance" Webisodes
  • David Eick's Video Blogs
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries

Disc 14

  • Deleted scenes
  • David Eick's Video Blogs
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries
  • "Hero" commentary with Executive Producer David Eick
  • "Unfinished Business" unaired, extended cut commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore

Disc 15

  • Deleted scenes
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries

Disc 16

  • Deleted scenes
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries

Disc 17

  • Deleted scenes
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries
  • David Eick's Video Blogs

Disc 18

  • Deleted scenes
  • The Look of Battlestar Galactica
  • My Favorite Episode So Far
  • Season 4 Sneak Peek
  • Season 4 Trailer

Minisodes (x7)

  • Commentary to the unrated extended edition with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore and Writer Michael Taylor

Disc 19

  • Deleted scenes
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries

Disc 20

  • Deleted scenes
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries
  • David Eick's Video Blogs
  • "Faith" commentary with Executive Producer Ronald. D. Moore and Supervising Producers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle
  • "Guess What's Coming to Dinner" commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore and Writer Michael Angeli

Disc 21

  • Deleted scenes
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries
  • The Journey
  • Cylons: The Twelve
  • Season 4.5: The Untold Story - Untold
  • The Music of Battlestar Galactica
  • "Sine Qua Non" commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore and Writer Michael Taylor

Disc 22

  • Deleted scenes
  • Evolution of a Cue
  • What the Frak Is Going on with Battlestar Galactica?
  • "A Disquiet Follows My Soul" unaired extended episode commentary with Executive Producer and Episode Director Ronald D. Moore
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries

Disc 23

  • Deleted scenes
  • ...And They Have a Plan
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries

Disc 24

  • Deleted scenes
  • The Journey Ends: The Arrival
  • David Eick's Video Blogs
  • "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" unaired extended episode commentary with Series Star and Episode Director Edward James Olmos
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries

Disc 25

  • Deleted scenes
  • A Look Back
  • David Eick's Video Blogs
  • "Daybreak" unaired extended episode commentary with Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moores
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries


EXTRAS ON BLU-RAY EDITION

Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series (with Collectible Cylon) [Blu-ray] $115.99
(20 Discs)

Disc 1

  • U Control - The Oracle
  • U Control - Picture in Picture Behind the Scenes of the Mini Series - Part 1
  • U Control - Picture in Picture Behind the Scenes of the Mini Series - Part 2
  • My Scenes
  • Sketches and Art
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
  • Miniseries Part 1 commentary with Director Michael Rymer and Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore
  • Miniseries Part 2 commentary with Director Michael Rymer and Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore
  • BD Live - Download Center

Disc 2

  • U Control - The Oracle
  • My Scenes
  • "33" commentary with Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick and Director Michael Rymer
  • "Bastille Day" commentary with Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick
  • "Act of Contrition" commentary with Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick
  • "You Can't Go Home Again" commentary with Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick

Disc 3

  • U Control - The Oracle
  • My Scenes
  • "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down" commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
  • "The Hand of God" commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore

Disc 4

  • U Control - The Oracle
  • My Scenes
  • Are You a Cylon? personality quiz
  • "Colonial Day" commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
  • "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part 1" Commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
  • "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part 2" commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore

Disc 5

  • U Control - The Oracle
  • Ronald D. Moore podcast commentaries
  • BD Live - Download Center

Disc 6

  • U Control - The Oracle
  • Ronald D. Moore podcast commentaries
  • Sizzle Reel

Disc 7

  • U Control - The Oracle
  • "Pegasus" extended episode commentary with Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick
  • Ronald D. Moore podcast commentaries
<> Disc 8
  • U Control - The Oracle
  • Ronald D. Moore podcast commentaries
Disc 9
  • U Control - The Oracle
  • Battlestar Galactica career assignment quiz
  • David Eick's video blogs
  • RND Logos
  • Ronald D. Moore podcast commentaries
Disc 10
  • U Control - The Oracle
  • U Control - Battlestar Blips
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries
  • BD Live - Download Center

Disc 11

  • U Control - The Oracle
  • U Control - Battlestar Blips
  • Battlestar Galactica: "The Resistance" webisodes
  • David Eick's video blogs
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries
  • "Hero" commentary with Executive Producer David Eick

Disc 12

  • U Control - The Oracle
  • U Control - Battlestar Blips
  • David Eick's video blogs
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries
  • "Unfinished Business" unaired, extended cut commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore

Disc 13

  • U Control - The Oracle
  • U Control - Battlestar Blips
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries
Disc 14
  • U Control - The Oracle
  • U Control - Battlestar Blips
  • Colonial Military assessment quiz
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries
  • David Eick's video blogs

Disc 15

  • U Control - The Oracle
  • U Control - Battlestar Actual
  • The Look of Battlestar Galactica
  • My favorite episode so far
  • Season 4 Sneak Peek
  • Season 4 Trailer
  • Minisodes
  • Unrated Extended Edition commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore and Writer Michael Taylor
  • BD Live - Download Center
  • BD Live - Battlestar Galactica Card Game

Disc 16

  • U Control - The Oracle
  • U Control - Battlestar Actual
  • David Eick's video blogs
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries

Disc 17

  • U Control - The Oracle
  • U Control - Battlestar Actual
  • The Journey
  • Cylons: The Twelve
  • Season 4.5: The Untold Story - Untold
  • The Music of Battlestar Galactica
  • Caprica Sneak Peek
  • "Faith" commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore and Supervising Producers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle
  • "Guess What's Coming to Dinner" with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore and Writer Michael Angeli
  • "Sine Qua Non" commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore and Writer Michael Taylor
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries

Disc 18

  • U Control - The Oracle
  • U Control - Battlestar Actual
  • The Journey Ends: The Arrival
  • Evolution of a Cue
  • What the Frak Is Going on with Battlestar Galactica?
  • "A Disquiet Follows My Soul" unaired extended episode commentary with Executive Producer and Episode Director Ronald D. Moore
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries
  • BD Live - Download Center
  • BD Live - Battlestar Galactica Card Game

Disc 19

  • U Control - The Oracle
  • U Control - Battlestar Actual
  • David Eick's video blogs
  • "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" unaired extended episode commentary with series star and Episode Director Edward James Olmos
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries
Disc 20
  • U Control - What the Frak Happened to You? (available for the unaired, extended episode of "Daybreak" only)
  • U Control - Battlestar Actual
  • A Look Back
  • ...And They Have a Plan
  • The Musicians Behind Daybreak
  • "Daybreak" unaired extended episode commentary with Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore
  • Ronald D. Moore's podcast commentaries

 

 

16 April 2012

The Partially Examined Life Personal Philosophy on Lucy Lawless

Lucy tweeted the following which earned her some attention from the Partially Examined Life site and they have dedicated a Personal Philosophy for the day to Lucy:

 

 

 

The following is from their site:

Longtime readers may recall a flurry of so-called Personal Philosophies let loose from this site ’round the end of old ’10. While every one of these was cherished and beloved and wrapped in a special extra-thick paper and put in the bottom of an ornate chest and filed under “H” for “heirloom,” that does not mean that everyone liked the idea of a web site attributing something offensive or silly to them.

So I’m rebranding this to make it clear right here in the not-fine print that these screeds are not to be mistaken for the actual alleged beliefs of the recipient/target, but are rather a special gift, a free service, providing a philosophy to said individual, which does not imply that this individual is in need of this service or would be dumb enough to adopt this, or that the philosophy in question is meant to comment on his or her character, visage, or soul.

Today’s entry is dedicated to Lucille Lawless, who wrote a provocative tweet about us and donated some cash.

In gratitude, I of course immediately overstepped my proper bounds to hit her up to be a guest on the show. I will accept the indefinite deferral she sent in response as better than a rejection; this was a favorite romantic coping mechanism in my younger years.

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16 April 2012

 

14 April 2012

New Artist and Art to Lucy Lawless Artwork: Agnes

I'm pleased to welcome Agnes to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Artwork section with her drawings of Lucy.

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14 April 2012

Added New Artwork by Aiglon

Image634700270981806640Added new artwork by Aiglon to her artwork galleries on AUSXIP Artwork

 


Lucretia

Save The Arctic

Xena Warrior Princess


 

 

13 April 2012

Lucy Tweets About Top Of The Lake Mini-Series

Lucy has tweeted about the Jane Campion Mini-Series "Top of The Lake" today.

Top Of The Lake is original drama at its finest, bringing to screen a unique landscape - remote, mountainous New Zealand - in a powerful and haunting story about our search for happiness in a paradise where honest work is hard to find.

A twelve-year-old girl stands chest deep in a frozen lake. She is five months pregnant, and she won't say who the father is, insisting it was 'no one'. Then she disappears. Robin Griffin, the investigating detective, will find this the case that tests her to her limits. In the search for Tui she will first have to find herself.

Directed by Jane Campion, and written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee. It is a multi-part serial for BBC Two that will be air in 2013 on UK TV (for Australian Foxtel subscribers) and on BBC America and BBC 2


LUCY'S TWEETS


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12 April 2012

Press Release: Rena's Ghost Birds To Appear At Main Centres

screenshot_05On 12 December 2011 Lucy attended the opening of An exhibition of ten original prints and 30 posters, made from two birds killed by the Rena disaster, and some of the Rena's oil that washed up in the Bay of Plenty. Below is a press release from Greenpeace regarding these prints:

Auckland, 5/4/12: This month a collection of original prints made from a little blue penguin and a diving petrel killed by the Rena disaster will go on a three-centre tour, going on public display in venues in Christchurch, Dunedin, and Wellington.

Greenpeace Campaigner Steve Abel says: "This memorial to the birds that were killed by the Rena’s oil is also a stark reminder of the dangers of opening up New Zealand waters to deep sea oil drilling."

The two birds were found dead and covered in oil on Matakana Island by Greenpeace volunteers when they were helping the local iwi, Nga Hapu o te Moutere o Matakana, clean oil off their beaches following the Rena spill.

An art collective made up of creatives from Publicis Mojo and Greenpeace volunteers came up with the concept of making ‘oil prints’ with the birds, using some of the actual oil from the Rena, and donated their time to create the prints.

Ten of the prints were made on canvas; another 20 were used as A3 posters. All were exhibited in Auckland prior to Christmas.

The impacts of the Rena accident shocked New Zealanders, but the 350 tonne spill could be dwarfed by a deep sea oil disaster, the prospect of which is becoming more real by the day.

Exploratory deep sea drilling – the same activity that the Deepwater Horizon was engaged in when it exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 - will be getting underway off the South Island later this year.

The Deepwater Horizon accident leaked 627,000 tonnes of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, while engineers spent months struggling to fix a problem 1.5 kilometres below the sea’s surface.

As the easy-to-reach supplies of oil run out, the oil industry is pushing into new frontiers, including deeper and deeper waters, and the Arctic, in search of new reserves.

Some of the companies that have brought this search to New Zealand have been involved in numerous devastating oil spills worldwide, including the Deepwater Horizon spill, and a recent deep sea spill off the coast of Brazil.

These companies could be drilling in water up to three kilometres deep (1), twice as deep as the water the Deepwater Horizon was operating in.

“Once exploratory drilling begins later this year, New Zealand will be under threat from a Deepwater Horizon-type disaster off our coast. The authorities didn’t have a hope of containing the Rena’s oil. Imagine waiting helplessly for more than a 1000 times more oil to wash up on Dunedin’s St. Clair Beach, Christchurch’s New Brighton Beach, Raglan, Stewart Island, or on the Wairarapa coast,” Abel says.

“Allowing the oil industry to set up whole new frontiers in exploration runs directly counter to the clean energy expansion the world needs if we are to have any chance of avoiding runaway climate change,” says Abel.

To date over 138,000 people have signed Greenpeace’s petition to stop any deep sea oil drilling - and the expansion of coal mining - in New Zealand, in favour of a clean energy future. The petition will be closing soon (www.greenpeace.org.nz/oil).

EDITOR’S NOTES:

The exhibition will be open to the public between 10am – 6pm daily, April 11 - 14, upstairs at the Crafted Coffee Company, Re:start Shopping Mall, Cashel St, Christchurch;

between 10am – 5pm on the 17th and 18th of April, and between 10am-6pm between the 19th and the 21st, at Taste Merchants, 36 Lower Stuart St. Dunedin;

and …

between 10am - 5pm, April 24th - 25th, and 10am - 6pm, April 26th - 28th, at Chaffers Gallery, 1 Herd St, Chaffers Dock, Oriental Bay, Wellington.

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11 April 2012

Will There Be A Xena Movie? Lucy Lawless Responds

Will there be a Xena Movie; the Xenaverse has been wanting this movie since the end of A Friend In Need Part 2 and the campaign for one has been non stop since.

I'm in the camp that says if they create a Xena movie now, Lucy and Renee will not be in their rightful place and that is no Xena movie at all. No Lucy Lawless and no Renee O'Connor FORGET ABOUT IT.

If they do create a Xena movie is is more than likely they will not pick up from FIN 2. They will create it for the masses which means a "re-imagining" of the series which can mean to appeal to a broader audience rather than the fanbase. That's how Hollywood works. Look at what Hollywood has done to Charlies Angels, Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman (that tv show didn't even make it the screen, it was so bad) etc.

Yes let's have a Xena Movie but only with Lucy and Renee in their lead roles. Anything else is a dud in my book.

Lucy has been asked (quite a few times) on @RealLucyLawless - her official twitter page about this and this is her response:

You can follow all the news about the Xena Movie ongoing campaign on AUSXIP Xena Movie news subsite which has been following the news about a possible yes/no movie since 2001 and officially went live in 2003 - we live in hope for a movie with Lucy and Renee but that hope has faded with each passing year. Hollywood reality has set in.


 

 

11 April 2012

Spartacus Vengeance in Italy Xena Connection Plus Promo Videos

Spartacus Vengeance is now starting in Italy and Starz has released their promo videos for Italian viewers. What's really interesting (other than the fact Vengeance is starting) is the connection to Xena on Italian TV. Barbara Bruno, AUSXIP Reporter for Italy and Europe send me the following info:

Here they are actually using the same voices they use in the italian version of the series. The nice thing is that Lucy' s italian voice is the same they used when she was on Xena. Her name is Alessandra Cassioli


Here's the video:

BEHIND THE SCENES

 

OFFICIAL TRAILER


 

 

11 April 2012

Lucy on Front Page of NZ Herald Lists Lucy's Twitter Account

Image634697242909628906The NZ Herald has a list of top Kiwi tweeters and Lucy was missing from the list. They asked for people's favourite and of course, Lucy's name was sent in. The following is the write up about it.

Lucy's on the front page of the NZ Herald this morning.

Lucy Lawless actress/activist

@reallucylawless

Followers: 21,690
Following: 41

Lucy Lawless became a global icon for her lead role in Xena: Warrior Princess but is rapidly gaining a profile as an eco warrior. She was one of seven Greenpeace protesters arrested in February after spending four days demonstrating on board a Shell drillship at Port Taranaki.

Lawless brings a "unique blend of Hollywood goss and environmental activism" to the medium, writes Nick Young.

Tweeted: "Every NZer needs to know what the TPPA is. Sounds like toilet paper and probably is."

Click here to view full list

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For more Lucy Lawless articles, visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Press Archive where you will find:

- Lucy Articles / Print Interviews
- Book Scans
- Online Chat Transcripts
- Radio Interview Transcripts
- TV Transcripts
- Radio Transcripts


 

 

10 April 2012

Spartacus Vengeance Web Chat 26 January 2012 Lucy Screencaptures

llspartyvengchat2012-033On 26 January 2012 the Spartacus cast: Lucy Lawless, Nick Tarabay, Viva Bianca, Liam McIntyre and Steven DeKnight took part in a web chat where fans sent in their questions.

Barbara Bruno sent me screencaptures from the web chat of Lucy and you can now view them.

 

 

Click here to view screencaptures


 

 

10 April 2012

Spartacus Gods of the Arena on Italian TV

Barbara Bruno sent me the following news which is great news for Lucy's Italian fans. Gods of the Arena will be shown TONIGHT:

Spartacus Gods of the arena

Where: Cielo TV(Free italian Digital TV Channel 26)

When: Tonight 11pm

Double episodes: they are going to show episode 1 and 2.


Episode 1 Past Transgressions

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

Credits | Official Page | Episode Stills  | Episode Promos


Episode 2: Missio

Batiatus conjures up a devious plan and enlists Lucretia, Gaia and a clutch of gladiator recruits to see it through. Oenomaus longs to reclaim the top gladiator rank, but new challenges cross his path.

Credits | Official Page | Episode Stills  | Episode Promos

 

 


 

 

9 April 2012

Possible Lucy Concert in Auckland Late May 2012

Lucy has tweeted that there may be a Roxy style concert in Auckland in  late May


 

 

9 April 2012

What's Next for Lucy Lawless?

Now that Spartacus Season 2 has ended, where will we see Lucy on screen? Lucy just tweeted the following a possible Rob project

Follow Lucy on Twitter and keep up to date with her #savethearctic campaign and some very funny responses to fan question.

http://twitter.com/reallucylawless

you can also subscribe to the Essential Lucy list on twitter which has a list of twitter  accounts that all about Lucy and taken from my AUSXIP Lucy Lawless twitter account


 

 

9 April 2012

TV Guide Who is your Wingman Lucy & Marissa Artwork by Olansamuelle

Image634695588269912110In March 2012, TV Guide asked Spartacus cast and writer/creater Steven DeKnight two questions
If you were dropped into the arena:

1. What would be your ultimate weapon of choice?
2. Who would you pick as your wingman?

I asked Olansamuelle if those wishes would come true and they have in a series of comic strips.

 

Behold the Answers!


Click here to view or click on the smaller image for only Lucreta's artwork


 

 

9 April 2012

2012 Spartacus Premium Pack Trading Card Scans

The Non-Sports Update Card Talk Forum has scans of all the trading cards in the 2012 Spartacus Premium Pack Trading Card which include quite a few of Lucy as Lucretia including a signed card. Click on the smaller thumbnail to see the larger versions on the forum site

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8 April 2012

Lucy Screencaptures: The Women of Spartacus Season 1 Lucretia

Image634694884640625000 Added 40 screencaptures from the Spartacus Blood and Sand Behind The Scenes on The Women of Spartacus

 

Created by Roger


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For more about Lucy's role as Lucretia on Spartacus visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus subsite or the AUSXIP Spartacus News and Multimedia Site


 

 

7 April 2012

New Artist Aiglon Added to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Art

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I'm very pleased to welcome a new artist to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Art Gallery. Her name is Aiglon and she first came to my attention when I was alerted to some incredible art she created during Lucy's Save The Arctic protest in February.

I have added her Lucy Save The Arctic artwork to the main AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Art Gallery and to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Support Page Artwork Section.

There is quite a bit of art that will be uploaded in the next few days. Aigion is quite a talented and gifted artist so I'm stoked to showcase her work on AUSXIP.


 

 

6 April 2012

Twitter Chat with Lucy Transcript

This is the Spartacus Chat conducted on 5 April 2012 via Twitter with Lucy Lawless and Steven DeKnight via Spartacus_Starz.

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For more about Lucy's role as Lucretia on Spartacus visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus subsite or the AUSXIP Spartacus News and Multimedia Site


 

 

6 April 2012

Twitter Chat with Lucy Lawless in 15 Minutes

There is a twitter chat with Lucy conducted by @Spartacus_Starz (and Steven DeKnight will also be there). If you want to submit your questions go to twitter and follow @Spartacus_Starz

For those that don't know it, Lucy's twitter account is @RealLucyLawless 

Chat starts in less that 15 minutes

Questions and Answers will be posted right after chat ends


For more about Lucy's role as Lucretia on Spartacus visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus subsite or the AUSXIP Spartacus News and Multimedia Site


 

 

6 April 2012

Lucy Newspaper Scan NY Times 11 March 2012

Vivian sent in the following scan from the NY Times which featured Lucy in their The Big Profile section. Click on the smaller image for the larger scan.

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For more Lucy Lawless articles, visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Press Archive where you will find:

- Lucy Articles / Print Interviews
- Book Scans
- Online Chat Transcripts
- Radio Interview Transcripts
- TV Transcripts
- Radio Transcripts


 

 

5 April 2012

Gods of the Arena in Italy From 9 April

Image634692420379824218Received the following news from Barbara in Italy about Gods of the Arena

On Monday Cielo(A free channel) aired the last episode of Spartacus Blood and Sand: Kill Them All.

Right after that they showed the Italian promo for Spartacus Gods of the arena.

The series is going to air on Cielo every Monday from April 9 at 11 pm, and reruns every Wednesday and Sunday at 11pm.

The series already aired on Sky1(Pay TV) last summer(in July) and I am glad that now is on free TV. Unfortunately this will be the cut version.

http://www.cielotv.it/programmi/serietv/spartacus_gli_dei_dell_arena.html

 

For more about Lucy's role as Lucretia on Spartacus visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus subsite or the AUSXIP Spartacus News and Multimedia Site


 

 

4 April 2012

Xena Radio Now Live!

I found the idea of a Xena Radio show quite fascinated and ask Ron to tell more about it. See below and go and visit. I do love unique sites that go outside the box.

Lucy Lawless is a talented actress and singer. Her angelic voice along with the Emmy Award winning XWP soundtrack is celebrated on the newly launched – Xena Radio.

Additional content includes original show promos, classic quotes, and Xenite requests for some of today’s hottest hits. Broadcasting around the clock, Xena Radio is a steady online companion when you’re on the computer at home or at work. And you can take your warrior princess soundtrack on the go with a friendly app for your iPhone or Android.

Future features include: Xenite Playlist Spotlight – where Xenites can share their individual taste in music. Cast & Crew Playlist Spotlight – where they can share what gets their groove on. And the ambitious goal is to pick up where FIN left off. The dream is to produce a weekly radio drama series continuing the adventures of the beloved Xena and Gabrielle.

www.live365.com/stations/xenaradio

Facebook.com/XenaRadio

Twitter @XenaRadio


 

 

4 April 2012

Top of the Lake Mini-Series Update

IMDb has been updated with more information about the Jane Campion mini-series Top of the Lake. From what is posted, it's apparent that Lucy will be In one episode of a seven part series.

No name has been given for the episode and the series is due to be released in 2013.


 

 

4 April 2012

Lucy Lawless Greenpeace Court Case Postponed By Another 2 Weeks

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On the 19th March, Lucy's court case for the Save The Arctic Protest was postponed by 2 weeks until 5 April. The initial court case was going to be heard on 1st March, it got then pushed back to 20 March and now it's been pushed back again by another 2 weeks.

Greenpeace has again announced that the court case due on 5 April has been postponed again on twitter.

@GreenpeaceNZ The court date for the 'Taranaki 7' has once again been postponed for another two weeks #savethearctic @RealLucyLawless
04 April 2012 at 2:46 pm

and the reason?

@GreenpeaceNZ:delayed for more discussion with police which we hope will result in appropriate charges being agreed.
04 April 2012 at 3:12 pm


 

See more on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Support Page for more news, photos, video and other multimedia

See more of Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior and Greenpeace Ambassador

 



 

 

4 April 2012

Curve Magazine Interviews Today Lucy Send In Your Questions

Image634691142725312500Curve Magazine has posted the following on their facebook page

Curve interviews LUCY LAWLESS today! Please post your questions here so we can ask the warrior princess!

Submit your questions asap as the interview will be conducted today.

Click here to submit questions


 

 

3 April 2012

Xena Warrior Princess Legendary Heroes Season 1-6 DVD Set Giveaway

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Our friends at Legendary Heroes approached me a few weeks ago about this wonderful giveaway to the Xena fans. As most of you know there was the AUSXIP Charity Auction that going to start and it was decided that we didn't want it to clash so the giveaway was held back until today! It's limited to those from the mainland states (excludes Hawaii and Alaska) and not overseas.

So today I'm very stoked to announce the Xena Warrior Princess DVD Set giveaway!

We’re giving away one Xena Warrior Princess DVD Set from Legendary Heroes, which includes ALL SIX seasons (plus bonus content) of Xena’s adventures.

Score the entire set by emailing us using the  AUSXIP DVD Giveaway Form with your name, email address, phone number, and mailing address.

Sweepstakes Rules:

THE SWEEPSTAKES ENDS APRIL 20, 2012, at which point the winner will be selected randomly.  Please note that this contest is limited to those from the mainland states (excludes Hawaii and Alaska). Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thanks and good luck!

 

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Includes ALL 6 Seasons of Xena Warrior Princess plus Xena 10th Anniversary DVD Collection
Valued at $129 USD

Showcased within a 54-disc, library-quality boxed set, each individually preserved season includes Xena's extraordinary adventures uncut and commercial free, plus countless hours of exclusive season-specific bonus material, like Lost Scenes, Series Trivia, Photo Galleries, and more.
Starring: Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Adrienne Wilkinson, Hudson Leick, Kevin Smith
Release Date: 07/26/2005
Director: Mark Beesley, Eric Brevig
Runtime: 6312 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated
DVD Features

  • 51 disc set featuring all 134 episodes plus three bonus CD-ROMs
  • Alternative director's cuts plus special featurettes, bloopers, audio commentary, and interviews
  • Fully remastered in the original full frame presentations
  • All-new Dolby Surround 5.1
  • Bonus CD-ROMs includes trivia, Xena chronicles, extensive production designs & sketches, actor, writer and director bios

 

 

3 April 2012

AUSXIP Charity Auction Update 03 April 2012

Hey folks, did everyone see the Lucy message last night? Amazing what this fandom can achieve. We can move mountains and your generosity just proves we can achieve fantastic things. If you didn't win an item and would like to be part of the AUSXIP Charity Auction amazing total of $20,022 then you can donate as well.

Click here to read Lucy's messageClick here to read Starship CEO Brad Clark message

If you have not paid yet - click here How to PayDonate

Good news is that last week Jenni from Starship sent me the spreadsheet of payments and over the weekend, I matched it to the spreadsheet that I had. 90% of payments have been made. I think that's a record and even Jenni commented on how fast payments have flooded in! Imagine a sea of donations just streaming into Starship - in two days they got $15,716.67! How's that for a mental image. Now that is a lot of dinars!

This week shipments will commence if you have paid up till 30 March. I received another spreadsheet this morning from Jenni and will process them. We are running into Easter which means the next spreadsheet will come on Thursday and then we go into Good Friday and the Easter break. Starship takes a break then so if you haven't sent in your payment please do so before Thursday (or Wednesday US date) so I can get the info and process it.

If you won multiple items - the items may be in several locations (either in Sydney with me, in Seattle, in Los Angeles and a few other places where fans have donated and will ship out). We will try and combine items for shipping but sometimes that isn't possible so they will come in multiple packages.

You all know one of my favourite quotes is by Helen Keller:

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller

You guys prove it each and every time! This fandom runs on love.

Battle On!

MaryD


 

 

2 April 2012

Message From Lucy Lawless About The AUSXIP Charity Auction for Starship

Received the following note from Lucy just now and this is in response to the AUSXIP Charity Auction that was held last week. Thank you Lucy on behalf of myself, my team and the fans. Here's Lucy's message

To Mary and the fans: I have been very remiss...

In not expressing my humblest thanks for all your kindness to the Starship Foundation over the past weeks (and years). You raising over $20,000 for Starship this past week shocked me. Mary, you, your posse and the greater Xenaverse have challenged my own view on my career and it's place in the world.

I honestly just took the role of Xena because the chips fell my way. Ren and I acted the words that someone else put in our mouths and wore the costumes given us. We were paid pretty well for that time and we were grateful. But, and I think Ren would agree, we NEVER foresaw the kind of community spirit that has long survived the show itself. How could we? I do not believe there has ever been a precedent for this kind of fandom.

The Xena fans are beyond generous, beyond loving and ever faithful. No wonder Bill Shatner filmed the last Con. (When's that out, by the way?) Because of your Kindness to the Starship Foundation, the sickest children of NZ have been the recipient of so much love from afar. Please rest assured that every penny is appreciated and thoughtfully spent. Brad and his team are worthy members of our team.

I love you all! I wish you peace and laughter all the days of your life,

Yours truly,

Lucy Lawless


        

 

 

1 April 2012

Lucy Lawless Cartoon From bro'Town

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bro'Town is a New Zealand animated series and they feature famous kiwis and of course they featured Lucy. Here's an excerpt from the interview. The site also features artwork of Lucy from the episode : Season 1 Episode: Sione-rella
Air Date (NZ): 29 September 2004

bro’Town features many world famous (in New Zealand) Kiwis. What is your personal favorite guest appearance on the show?

MG (Mario Gaoa) Lucy Lawless, she smells nice.
DF Lucy Lawless – ‘cause I’ve had her, but don’t ask her she’ll just deny it.

 

Click here for the full interview

 

Click here to find out more about the episodes that Lucy "appeared" in

 

News submitted by Barbara Davies