October 2012 Archives

31 October 2012

Lucy in Parks and Recreation Behind The Scenes and Episode Stills Update

I have updated the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite and added behind the scenes and episode stills for Episode 5 Halloween Special and also a few more pics for Episode 3. Lucy's next episode is episode 9 "Ron and Diane" which is due to air late November (possibly 22 November if the schedule remains the same).


(C) 2012 Photo Credits: NBC / NBC-Universal


EPISODE STILLS - SEASON 5 EPISODE 5 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

click on the thumbnail to take you to the gallery

Image634872640883133396

 

BEHIND THE SCENES SEASON 5 EPISODES 3 AND 5

click on the thumbnail to take you to the gallery

Image634872642348355972

 

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

31 October 2012

For The Love Of Our Kids Starship Book Launch 05 December 2012

Come along to this special breakfast event at Auckland's Heritage Hotel and help us launch MILK and Starship Foundation's beautiful new photo book For the Love of Our Kids.

Wednesday 5th December
7.30am - 9.00am
$150 per person (price includes your copy of For the Love of Our Kids)

The morning will feature our guest speaker Nigel Latta as well as:

  • A delicious cooked breakfast
  • Raffle of two Nespresso coffee machines
  • Books, babies and brilliant speakers 

To purchase your tickets click here, or phone Nicola Valk on 021 877 174.

 

Lucy has been featured in this book and it has some gorgeous photos of her at home with Julius and Judah, her two beautiful boys. Photos include pics of the animals as well! Starship has very graciously allowed AUSXIP to post a few pics (with watermarks)

starship1.jpgstarship2.jpgstarship3.jpg


Order the book here


 

 

30 October 2012

New Lucy, Justin Bieber and Starship Announcement Coming Soon

There was a mini flurry on twitter this morning from Starship and later in the afternoon by Lucy about an upcoming Starship project. No word yet on what it is.

Firstly by Starship (with a photo)

 

and then by Lucy (we know Justin Bieber has been working with Starship and added his name to the upcoming For The Love Of Our Kids book which you can pre-order from Starship). So we know it's something new. I guess we wait and see what this new project is when Starship and Lucy announce it!

 

 

For those not familiar with For The Love Our Kids book...

Lucy now has several pictures in the book including a bit of a 'hero' spread in the middle - specifically for the fans.

Starship has been gracious enough to offer Lucy fans a sneak peek via AUSXIP of the photos featuring Lucy, her sons Julius and Judah, Koha and the kitten. These are just gorgeous photos!  Click here to view and order

For more news about Lucy and Starship, visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Starship News Page


 

 

30 October 2012

Lucy Video Interview: Late Night with Conan O'Brien 18 October 2000

Image634871787750194823Here's an interview from the vault. Lucy was on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on 18 October 2000 to promote Xena

 

 

 

You can also view screencaptures that I did from this episode here

 

 

Oops sorry you can see this? You need flash

 

You can see more Lucy interviews on AUSXIP Video Lucy Lawless Channel


 

 

29 October 2012

A New Breed of Hero - Xena Magazine Advert

A New Breed of Hero - From the executive producers of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys comes this promo for a new show that was to start in September 1995.

XWPS1E1-Promo


 

 

28 October 2012

Top of the Lake Jane Campion Discussing Mini-Series MIPCOM Interview

The writer / director and producer, Jane Campion, of the Top of the Lake mini series which Lucy will be appearing in (Episode 1 of a 6 part mini series) was interviewed by TBI Magazine at MIPCOM Gerard Lee, Co-creator and Co-writer. They discuss the mini-series and what the show is about and how they created it.

 


 

Oscar winning writer and director Jane Campion takes the MIPCOM stage for a unique interview with co-creator and co-writer Gerard Lee to share insights on the powerful and haunting drama starring Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter, Peter Mullan and David Wenham.

"Top of the Lake" is a See-Saw Films production in association with Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Fulcrum Media Finance for BBC, UKTV, The Sundance Channel and BBC Worldwide.

Set against one of the most amazing and untouched landscapes left on the planet, "Top of the Lake" is a powerful and haunting story about our search for happiness where the dream of paradise attracts its dark twin, the fall.

"Top of the Lake" begins with a mystery -- Tui, a 12 year old girl, walks chest deep into the freezing waters of a South Island lake in New Zealand. She is five months pregnant and won't say who the father is. Then she disappears. Robin Griffin is a gutsy but inexperienced detective called in to investigate. But as Robin becomes more and more obsessed with the search for Tui, she slowly begins to realise that finding Tui is tantamount to finding herself -- a self she has kept well hidden.

Featuring
Jane Campion, Oscar Winning Writer & Director
& Gerard Lee, Co-creator and Co-writer.

Interviewed by Stewart Clarke, Editorial Director, TBI, UK


More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy on Top of the Lake can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Top Of the Lake  Subsite


 

 

26 October 2012

Lucy Episode Video Clips & Caps Parks and Recreation Season 5 Episode 5

Image634868786986923829Here's Lucy's second episode on Parks and Recreation - Season 5 Episode 5 Halloween Special. Lucy will next appear on the show as Diane on Episode 9 (called Ron and Diane) in late November 2012.  Video and screencaptures created by Roger.

PARKS AND RECREATION SEASON 5 EPISODE 5 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

Ben gets a job offer, forcing Leslie to think about their future; Ron and Andy take Diane's girls trick-or-treating; Tom looks for a new business idea

SCREENCAPTURES (hIgh resolution caps)

VIDEO

Oops sorry you can see this? You need flash

 

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

26 October 2012

Lucy Video Interview The Possession Premiere 28 August

Lucy was interviewed on the red carpet at The Possession movie premiere on 28 August. This interview was posted back on 8 September and it appeared on The Film Freak Movie Talk Show Podcast (it begins 11 minutes into the podcast). Now we have the video version of the interview. See below the podcast link to watch video

The Film Freak Movie Talk Show brings the star power once again! The stars on the red carpet of the super scary The Possession stop by the studio, Lucy Lawless, Natasha Calis, and the team of Ole Bornedal and Sam Raimi!

You can hear Lucy's brief interview where she discusses what's important to her, why climate change is important and why the US Elections matter to everyone even they are not in the US.

Lucy's segment begins 11 minutes into the podcast

Listen Online on Film Freak | Download mp3

 

 


For more Lucy Lawless at various events, please see the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Event section


 

 

25 October 2012

Press Release: Spartacus wraps up after four years

PRESS RELEASE: Issued Thursday, 25 October, 2012 - 07:53
New Zealand

The US television series, shot in Mt Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand since 2009, premiered to record breaking numbers on Starz Network (US) in January 2010, and has aired in Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Poland, Hungary, Brazil, Ireland, Turkey, Italy, India, Pakistan, Slovenia, Australia and New Zealand.

Produced in New Zealand by Executive Producer and creative force Rob Tapert and Producer Chloe Smith for Pacific Renaissance on behalf of Starz Entertainment, the production was made with the assistance of the New Zealand Government's Large Budget Screen Production Grant and generated more than NZD$200million of spend into the New Zealand economy. Tapert and Smith have previously worked together on many off shore funded and New Zealand based productions, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Legend of the Seeker, 30 Days of Night and Xena: Warrior Princess.

Of the production, and filming in New Zealand, Tapert said "Shooting Spartacus in Auckland for the last four years only reconfirms my belief that New Zealand is a world class leader for film and TV production. Although the series has wrapped, I look forward to a future of making more productions here and continuing to be a part of the New Zealand film community. I also want to thank the thousands of Kiwis who worked on Spartacus - our cast, crew, extras, equipment suppliers, facilities - everyone ... it was through their efforts that the programme was an international success."

New Zealand Film Commission CEO, Graeme Mason, added "Spartacus was a key contributor to the NZD$3 billion generated by the film, screen and digital sector last year. The production engaged 315 permanent and 150 casual crew per week, 5000 extras days per season and 20 key cast roles per season plus ran a vendor list of 788 suppliers and six commercially leased buildings in the last season. The series has provided up-skilling opportunities and internships for New Zealanders who engage in our screen production industry."

The fourth and final season of the series, Spartacus - War of the Damned, will air in the US commencing 25 January 2013. War of the Damned concludes the story of Spartacus that began in 2009 with Blood and Sand and ran through two additional seasons, Gods of the Arena (a six episode prequel) and Vengeance. All told a run of four years and 39 hour long on-air episodes.


 

 

24 October 2012

Parks and Recreation Episode Stills: Ron and Diane (Episode 5)

Huffington Post has a couple of new episode stills from from the upcoming Halloween Special episode.
There is a little bit of confusion on the site as it lists it under an upcoming episode that Lucy will not be in but hopefully they will clear that up pretty quickly.

SEASON 5 EPISODE 5: Halloween Surprise

Ben gets a job offer, forcing Leslie to think about their future; Ron and Andy take Diane's girls trick-or-treating; Tom looks for a new business idea

Image634866592060087891Image634866592239169922

 

WATCH VIDEOS

Clip: All Princesses, All the Time
Diane is less than thrilled with her daughters' costume choices. Ron and Andy take Diane's girls trick-or-treating

 

INTERVIEW WITH LUCY

 

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

23 October 2012

Lucy Interview Parks and Recreation Season 5 Episode 5 Halloween Surprise

Here's a new interview with Lucy from the official NBC Parks and Recreation site in time for Lucy's next episode called Halloween Surprise (Season 5 Episode 5). Lucy is currently filming Episode 9 (Ron and Diane) which will be seen sometime late November or early December.

Halloween Interviews: Lucy Lawless

Having grown up with five brothers, Lucy is thrilled at the opportunity to dress up like a princess!

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

23 October 2012

Xena Promo Ads - Season 1 Episodes 1 and 2

Here's some wonderful adverts for Xena Warrior Princess from Season 1 (1995/1996). Black / white High Resolution Adverts.


S1: E1 - SINS OF THE PAST

Credits   |   Review   |   Screengrabs   |   Video Promo   |   Episode Stills   |   MaryD's Artwork

Xena (Lucy Lawless) journeys homeward determined to make amends for the sins of her past, but her efforts to begin a new life are challenged by the vengeful warlord Draco (Jay Laga'aia).

XWPS1E1XWPS1E1b

 

S1: E2 - CHARIOTS OF WAR

Credits    |   Review   |   Screengrabs   |    Video Promo   |   Episode Stills    |   MaryD's Artwork

Xena (Lucy Lawless) comes upon a peaceful town that is under attack by the evil Cycnus (Jeff Thomas) and his son Sphaerus

XWPS1E2XWPS1E2b


 

 

23 October 2012

Spartacus Game Posters and Display at Game Convention October 2012

Andrea attended a Game Convention from 18-21 October in Essen, Germany. One of the largest (board) game conventions in the world.

And the Spartacus game was presented as well. They had some posters and a huge display with lots of photos.

Image

2

 

13

456


 

 

21 October 2012

Lucy Tipped For Expendables Sequel - NZ Sunday News 21 October 2012

I'm not sure how true this is but it's fun if it is true. The following article was posted in the print version of the NZ newspaper Sunday News 21 October 2012 about a possible role for Lucy in the Expendables sequel. Is it wishful thinking or is there some truth to this rumour? I sure hope it becomes real and we do see Lucy in this movie. Her Battlestar Galactica co-star Katee Sackhoff has signed on for a role in the movie. Could it be? Maybe? I sure hope so! We wait and see.

Click on the thumbnails for the larger scans

Image634864487931767578sundaynews

 

For more Lucy Lawless articles, visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Press Archive


 

 

20 October 2012

Parks and Recreation Ep 5 Halloween Special: All Princesses, All The Time Video & Caps

Lucy's next episode "Halloween Special" will be seen on 25 October on NBC. In the following clip which is set during Halloween, she's dressed as a Princess.

All Princesses, All the Time

Diane is less than thrilled with her daughters' costume choices

Here are some screencaps I created from the video

LL-ParksS5E5-01LL-ParksS5E5-02LL-ParksS5E5-03LL-ParksS5E5-04LL-ParksS5E5-05

 

WATCH VIDEO

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

20 October 2012

SciFi Now Magazine The 15 Women Who Changed SciFi - Xena

Looks like Lucy and Xena have made yet another list. This time in the SciFi Now Magazine Issue #72 - The 15 Women Who Changed SciFi

ImageImage

Many thanks to Tina on Twitter for the scans!


 

 

20 October 2012

Lucy Photo as Diane in Parks and Recreation Episode 5 Halloween Special

Looks like some photos from Lucy's Halloween Special episode (Season 5, Episode 5) have appeared on the net. They are on the Parks and Recreation Wiki page. Click on the thumbnail for the larger images

 

 

 

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite

New submitted by Barbara Davies


 

 

20 October 2012

10 Most Defining Performances in the History of Genre Television - Lucy As Xena #5

io9.com has a 10 Most Defining Performances in the History of Genre Television and no list would be complete without a mention of Xena because she did set the benchmark for all other strong female characters on television. Lucy As Xena at #5

Image5. Lucy Lawless (Xena, Warrior Princess)

She started out on Kevin Sorbo's Hercules show, and then got her own spin-off as a reformed villain going around the ancient world helping people and being all heroic. Lawless helped made the television world safe for female action heroes ? but she also helped to redefine the "action hero" role as something involving a lot more heart and interior life than just the standard swaggerpants archetype. Here's a pretty great article by an acting coach about all the warmth and subtle technique that Lawless brought to the role of Xena, taking a seriously campy show and infusing it with a modicum of humanity. And vulnerability.

Read More of the List


 

 

19 October 2012

Lucy Tweets and New Photo with Bruce Campbell

Lucy is in the US working on Parks and Recreation Episode 9 (it's the episode with her and Megan Mullally - the comic GOLD matchup) and she tweeted last night. She also caught up with Bruce Campbell and sent in a new photo. You can follow Lucy on twitter on http://twitter.com/reallucylawless - Lucy's tweets are also archived on AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Special Messages & Tweets

 

 

Catch up with Lucy's Messages and Special Tweets To Her Fans on  AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Messages & Tweets

Follow Lucy on twitter @RealLucyLawless


 

 

17 October 2012

For the Love Of Our Kids Starship Book Featuring Lucy

If you wish to purchase this book in time for the holidays, now is the time. Starship will be posting these out in November. I originally posted the following information on 3 September 2012 - Help support Starship by buying this gorgeous book.

Here's an update on the Starship Book "For The Love Of Our Kids" that features well known kiws including Lucy. Cindy from Starship told me some interesting news about the book and Lucy

Lucy now has several pictures in the book including a bit of a 'hero' spread in the middle - specifically for the fans.

Starship has been gracious enough to offer Lucy fans a sneak peek via AUSXIP of the photos featuring Lucy, her sons Julius and Judah, Koha and the kitten. These are just gorgeous photos!

starship1.jpgstarship2.jpgstarship3.jpg

So if you want a pre-Christmas gift to order, now would be the time! It will be released in November.

MILK (Moments of Inspiration, Love and Kinship) and Starship Foundation have compiled a beautifully bound photo book entitled For the Love of Our Kids which can be yours for $45 + postage.

Image634822548174536250Purchase Now

Featuring photos of well-known faces such as Lucy Lawless, Tiki Taane, Keven Mealamu, Jaquie Brown (on the cover with her gorgeous boy Leo), Shane and Nerida Cortese, Dame Rosie Horton, Dominic Harvey and JJ Feeney, Trelise Cooper, Kerre Woodham, CJ Bruton, Graeme Hart, Toni Street, Rawdon Christie, Paul Flynn (Flynny), Kate Hawkesby and Sir Peter Leitch with their own children or special Starship patients. Plus there are also photos of patients and generous supporters with their families - and all with heartfelt messages of what their children mean to them.

This book, with its beautiful images by photographer Michelle Carlson, is exclusively available through the Starship Foundation website. All proceeds from the sale of For the Love of Our Kids will come to the Starship Foundation to help fund care for the thousands of children from around New Zealand who are treated at the national children's hospital every year.

Copies are available for ADVANCE ORDERS now. Please note that For the Love of Our Kids will not be available for delivery until November but you'll need to get in early for Christmas purchases. Purchases will be mailed out in the last week of November.

Purchase your copy now

 

 

17 October 2012

Upcoming Lucy Event: Powershift Youth Climate Change Summit Dec 2012

This is a reminder (Originally posted on 9 September). Lucy will be a keynote speaker at the Powershift Youth Climate Change Summit. You can get tickets (at a discounted rate) if you wish to attend. No word yet on when Lucy will give her keynote address

 

Image634828085689597500

Lucy is schedule to be a key speaker at the Power Shift NZ-Pacific 2012. Bookings for the summit are now available from EventFinder: Join the biggest youth climate summit New Zealand has ever seen! Power Shift will be part conference, part festival, part workshop and part celebration of the power of 1000 young people to change the world. Are you in?

We’re inviting 1000 students, young professionals and emerging leaders from across the Pacific region to converge in Auckland for the first ever Power Shift NZ-Pacific.

Based on the international Power Shift movement, over the 3-day summit we’ll engage with climate solutions, hear from inspirational speakers, learn new skills, take climate action and forge new friendships.

At Power Shift we’ll also launch a big campaign to push for climate solutions this corner of the world has ever seen - yow!

Power Shift is led by young people, for young people. So if you are aged between 14-35 years*, come and join us! No matter what your level of experience is with climate change and campaigning we want you to be involved.

We’ve got 1000 spaces, people coming from all over the country, and the Pacific, so get your ticket today!

Key speakers include: Lucy Lawless, Len Brown, Jinty McTavish and many more still being confirmed.

There will be entertainment on the Friday comedy night, with great NZ and Auckland comedians, and a music gig with a Pacific flavour on the Saturday night. Acts still to be confirmed, but may include Head Lock (Che Fu and King Kapisi)... but all this depends on how many early-bird tickets we can sell, so get your ticket now and then we can confirm our acts! Early-bird sales close on 31st September.


When:

Fri 7 Dec, 8:00am–5:00pm

Sat 8 Dec, 9:00am–5:00pm

Sun 9 Dec, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: University of Auckland, 24 Princes St, Auckland CBD Show map
Restrictions: R15
Ticket Information:
  • Early-bird (before 31 Sept): $63.00
  • Regular: $90.00
  • Booking fees may apply
Website:

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

For more Lucy Lawless at various events, please see the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Event section


 

 

17 October 2012

Featured Xena Video - Xena Movie Trailer

I think liked this video so it's today's featured video

 

 


 

 

15 October 2012

Photos of Lucy and Rob at An Evening With Al Gore 13 October 2012

Here are some photos of Lucy and Rob attending An Evening with Al Gore in Auckland on 13 October.

Westpac Presents - An Evening with Vice President Al Gore. Telstra Clear Events Centre, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand. Friday 13 October 2012. Photos by: Simon Watts / photosport.co.nz


Click on the images to redirect to flickr for the larger versions

screenshot_01

You can also purchase these images from photosport.co.nz

Click on the image to take you to the site to purchase.

Image634859217827421875

 


For more Lucy Lawless at various events, please see the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Event section


 

 

14 October 2012

Lucy Set To Film Episode 9 Parks and Recreation

Image634858424042783204Looks like Lucy is about to head for the US again to film another episode of Parks and Recreation (Episode 9: Ron and Diane) - this is the episode with Megan Mullally - According to TV Guide: Megan Mullally will be back in Pawnee as Ron's second ex-wife in the 9th episode called "Ron and Diane". If the airing schedule continues to go as planned, this episode will be aired late November or December.

Imagine these two together on screen? That is just mind blowing! Here are some tweets from Lucy about starting work again.

In addition to episode 9, Lucy's next episode on Parks and Recreation is the 5th episode called "Halloween Surprise" and that will air on NBC 25 October 2012.

 

 

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

13 October 2012

Lucy Tweets About An Evening With Al Gore

As reported yesterday, Lucy was to attend An Evening With Al Gore last night in Auckland. This morning she was asked how the evening went. This is her response


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


 

 

12 October 2012

Warrior Women Lucy Lawless Artwork

Here's three pieces of art created during Lucy's documentary Warrior Women. Created by MaryD

ww04-01ww04-02

ww04-03

 

For more Lucy art, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Art Gallery


 

 

12 October 2012

An Evening with Al Gore in Auckland Tonight

This was original posted on 6 October: Lucy was on twitter this morning and she mentioned that she will be listening to Al Gore next week in Auckland. As we know Lucy was part of 24 hours of Reality with Al Gore  telecast where she gave the Auckland address - click here to watch the video

Lucy Lawless @RealLucyLawless

Interested to hear Al Gore speak in Auckland next week.

6 Oct 12

Image634851239349482422This could be reference to her attending "An Evening with Al Gore", which is happening in Auckland next Friday, 12th October, 6pm -11:30pm.

Join us for an unforgettable evening with the Honourable Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States, speaking live at this rare New Zealand appearance about "Leadership in a Changing World".

A giant figure on the world stage, Al Gore is widely recognised for his profound positive impact on the future of humanity and for highlighting the business opportunities presented by sustainability. 

In Auckland, Vice President Al Gore will speak about leadership, innovation, sustainability, reinvention and the challenges facing global economies and businesses.

The Honourable Al Gore is:

  • 45th Vice President of the United States
  • A Board Director of Apple, the most valuable company in the world
  • Senior Advisor to Google
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Academy Award Winner
  • Chairman, The Climate Reality Project
  • Chairman, Generation Investment Management

You cannot afford to miss An Evening with Vice President Al Gore. 

Challenge, uplift and inspire your clients and friends by reserving your own table at this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Single tickets are $699.50, tables are also available

Tickets here: http://www.ducoevents.co.nz/book-now-22/


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


 

 

11 October 2012

Partially Examined Life Podcast #64 Transcript Update

Image634855375243261719October 7 saw the release of Lucy's participation in the Partially Examined Life podcast (Number 64). It was 2 hours long and a very thoughful and interesting discussion about fame. There were several people who asked if a transcript was available and unfortunately I got the reply back from Mark from the Partially Examined Life site today to say there wasn't. Unless someone would like to transcribe the show for fans, the Partially Examined LIfe official site does not have a transcript.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:03:11 — 112.8MB)

On Fame: What the Classics Tell Us About Our Cult of Celebrity by Tom Payne (2010).

What’s the deal with our f’ed up relationship with celebrities? Payne says that celebrities serve a social need that’s equal parts religion and and aggression. TV’s Lucy Lawless (Xena, Spartacus, Battlestar Galactica) joins us to discuss the accuracy of this thesis, along with her obsession with philosophy (and our podcast), the relation between fandom and mental illness, the drive for fame, sacrificial heroes, celebrity encounters, fame for fame’s sake, infamy, celebrity philosophers, mentally ill philosophers, and what Nietzsche’s will to power has to do with all of this.


 

 

10 October 2012

Trouble Ahead for Ron and Diane + New Behind The Scenes Photo

screenshot_02Looks like it's not all smooth sailing for Ron and Diane on Parks and Recreation. TV Guide is reporting that
Megan Mullally will be back in Pawnee as Ron's second ex-wife in the 9th episode called "Ron and Diane".
If the airing schedule continues to go as planned, this episode will be aired late November or December.

You can also find one more behind the scenes photo from the first episode with Lucy as Diane "How A Bill Becomes Law" on the Official NBC Parks and Recreation site

Watch Lucy's episode clips below and also view promo and screencaptures from the first episode here


WATCH VIDEO

S5 Ep 3 Parks and Recreation Ron’s Dream Woman – Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 3rd October 2012

S5 Ep 3 Parks and Recreation Ron’s Dream Woman – Lucy Lawless

Check out what happens when Ron (Nick Offerman) gets to know Diane in this exclusive clip and make sure to tune in for the entire episode on Thursday, October 4th at 9:30pm ET/PT on NBC. For more about Lucy’s role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and [...]

 

 

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

8 October 2012

Parks and Recreation Season 5 Episode 9 Ron and Diane

screenshot_01Parks and Recreation is casting for several new characters for the upcoming Parks and Recreation Episode 9 called Ron and Diane which we will see late November / December.

There isn't a lot of information about it other than the name of the episode and character info but it's a good bet to assume Lucy will be back as Diane.

Lucy will next be seen in the 5th episode called "Halloween Surprise" and that will air on NBC 25 October 2012.


For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

7 October 2012

Partially Examined Life Podcast #64 with Lucy Lawless

Image634852246159013672

On the evening of 9/10, we talked with actress Lucy Lawless about fame. She’s been a great supporter of the Partially Examined Life, and if she is to be believed (and her piercing stare will make you believe it), our little discussion group product inspired her to go back to school and study philosophy, in between flying back from New Zealand to the states to film things, saving the arctic, and tweeting. She was a great sport, and regular listeners will be pleased that the recording came off much more like a regular PEL episode than a fawning celebrity interview. Much as when we have had a comedian or artist on in the past, Lucy was there to provide a reality check on our wild speculations about that divide between the numinous and the civilians.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST (2 HOURS)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:03:11 — 112.8MB)

On Fame: What the Classics Tell Us About Our Cult of Celebrity by Tom Payne (2010).

What’s the deal with our f’ed up relationship with celebrities? Payne says that celebrities serve a social need that’s equal parts religion and and aggression. TV’s Lucy Lawless (Xena, Spartacus, Battlestar Galactica) joins us to discuss the accuracy of this thesis, along with her obsession with philosophy (and our podcast), the relation between fandom and mental illness, the drive for fame, sacrificial heroes, celebrity encounters, fame for fame’s sake, infamy, celebrity philosophers, mentally ill philosophers, and what Nietzsche’s will to power has to do with all of this.

Read more about the topic and get the book.


 

 

6 October 2012

Lucy and An Evening With Al Gore 12 October in Auckland

Lucy was on twitter this morning and she mentioned that she will be listening to Al Gore next week in Auckland. As we know Lucy was part of 24 hours of Reality with Al Gore  telecast where she gave the Auckland address - click here to watch the video 

Image634851239349482422This could be reference to her attending "An Evening with Al Gore", which is happening in Auckland next Friday, 12th October, 6pm -11:30pm.

Join us for an unforgettable evening with the Honourable Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States, speaking live at this rare New Zealand appearance about “Leadership in a Changing World".

A giant figure on the world stage, Al Gore is widely recognised for his profound positive impact on the future of humanity and for highlighting the business opportunities presented by sustainability. 

In Auckland, Vice President Al Gore will speak about leadership, innovation, sustainability, reinvention and the challenges facing global economies and businesses.

The Honourable Al Gore is:

  • 45th Vice President of the United States
  • A Board Director of Apple, the most valuable company in the world
  • Senior Advisor to Google
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Academy Award Winner
  • Chairman, The Climate Reality Project
  • Chairman, Generation Investment Management

You cannot afford to miss An Evening with Vice President Al Gore. 

Challenge, uplift and inspire your clients and friends by reserving your own table at this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Single tickets are $699.50, tables are also available

Tickets here: http://www.ducoevents.co.nz/book-now-22/


 

 

5 October 2012

Lucy Episode Video Clips Parks and Recreation Season 5 Episode 3

Here's Lucy's first episode on Parks and Recreation - Season 5 Episode 3. Lucy will next appear on the show as Diane on Episode 5 on 25 October 2012. Lucy revealed in a recent interview that this may not be the last we see of Diane so here's hoping we get a lot more of Lucy on this show. It's a very clever show. Video created by Roger. Screencaptures to follow.

Oops sorry you can see this? You need flash

 

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

5 October 2012

Steven Sears Photos: Behind The Scenes Photos From Xena Set

screenshot_24Steven has posted photos from behind the scenes on Xena including Lucy, Tilly, there's one of Rob and assorted crew plus props.

 

 

 

Click here to view on Facebook


 

 

4 October 2012

IGN Interviews Lucy Lawless on the set of Parks and Recreation

ImageParks and Recreation: Lucy Lawless Talks About Romancing Ron Swanson
The actress talks about her new stint in Pawnee and gives her thoughts on Spartacus ending.

Here at IGN TV, we were psyched to hear that Lucy Lawless would be appearing on Parks and Recreation this season, in a recurring role as a new love interest for none other than Ron Swanson, played by Nick Offerman. And when I spoke to Lawless on the set of the series recently, where she was filming her second episode, she quickly made it clear she shared that excitement. Even before we began our interview, she was telling me just how great a set it was and how happy she was to be working on such a funny show.

Sitting on the recently built Washington, D.C. sets (for Ben and April's new jobs this season), we went on to discuss what makes her character, Diane -- who makes her debut this week -- the kind of woman Ron would be interested in, why Parks and Rec is so great and a bit about the end of Spartacus.

Click here to read the interview

Check out the latest on Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

4 October 2012

TV Guide Interviews Lucy Lawess on set of Parks and Recreation

TV Guide went to the set of Parks and Recreation and interviewed Lucy for her upcoming role of Diane in tomorrow's episode:

Twist! Ron Swanson is getting a love interest who isn't named Tammy! Yes, the Parks and Recreation's curmudgeon will meet his match this Thursday when Lucy Lawless makes her first appearance as Diane, and TVGuide.com was on set for their meet-cute. Interestingly enough, Lawless says this character is "probably closest to me than anything I've ever played." To find out more about how Ron gets on with Diane -- and how, according to Lawless, Andy (Chris Pratt) "is instrumental in getting them together" -- check out our set visit video below:


See more on TV Guide Site


 

 

4 October 2012

AUSXIP Hosted Starship Spring Clean Raises $7,708!

Image

The AUSXIP hosted Starship Spring Clean auction for Lucy Lawless Donated Xena Scripts & Costume finally tally raised has just been sent to me. Thanks to everyone who bid/won/donated. We raised $7,708.00!


Fantastic job everyone!

 

On Auction were the following items

  • Autographed Working Xena Warrior Princess Season 6 Script: Many Happy Returns
  • Autographed Working Xena Warrior Princess Season 6 Script: Soul Possession
  • Xena Costume From Season 6 Episode 3 Heart of Darkness + Boots
  • Uncut Xena In Motion Trading Cards
  • Autographed Working Xena Warrior Princess Season 5 Script: Married With Fishsticks
  • Argo Starship Warrior Princess Full Size Fibreglass Horse Designed by Lucy Lawless

 

 

4 October 2012

TV Line: It's Lucy Freaking Lawless - Take The Win!

screenshot_20TV LIne has posted some snippets about Lucy's upcoming role on Parks and Recreation (US viewers tune in tomorrow for Lucy's first episode):

Question: Anything on Parks and Rec? —Steven Ausiello:

How about an update on Ron’s love life? Showrunner Mike Schur says guest star

Lucy Lawless’ character Diane (debuting this Thursday) will be “tall and striking and beautiful and commanding and very funny and charming and smart and capable… everything Ron would look for in a woman.” But her life as a single mom to two young and unruly girls, which Schur calls “a little messier than [Ron's] accustomed to,” makes him go back and forth on whether he’d like to pursue a relationship with her. If I may, Ron, a little advice: It’s Lucy freaking Lawless – take the win!

Read More on TV LIne

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

3 October 2012

Upcoming Lucy Interview with The Partially Examined Life Podcast

Aviary-twitter-com-Picture-1The Partially Examined Life podcast / blog has posted the following regarding their Lucy interview:

First, the Lucy Lawless episode is nearly done percolating. Most of you are going to really like it; a small percentage will be annoyed at our not having read a more substantial book or having more substantial things to say about it. Such is the price of fame.


Click here for more


 

 

3 October 2012

Second Parks and Recreation Episode with Lucy For 25 October

Image634848473944501953

The first episode of Parks and Recreation featuring Lucy as Diane is scheduled for 04 October. We know that Lucy will be in a couple of episodes. The second episode will screen 25 October 2012. Here is the info about the episode:

Season 5 Episode 5: Halloween Surprise
Airdate: 25 October 2012

Ben gets a job offer, forcing Leslie to think about their future; Ron and Andy take Diane's girls trick-or-treating; Tom looks for a new business idea

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

2 October 2012

Lucy Video Clips: Parks and Recreation S5 Ep3

NBC has released new video clips promoting Lucy's appearance on Parks and Recreation plus a new episode clip

Lucy Lawless confesses her crush on Ron Swanson, and shares insider info on her character Diane

 

Chris Pratt sings the praises of Lucy Lawless, who plays Ron's new love interest!

 

Nick talks about his experience working with "the baddest badass from the history of fantasy television

 

 

Check out what happens when Ron (Nick Offerman) gets to know Diane in this exclusive clip and make sure to tune in for the entire episode on Thursday, October 4th at 9:30pm ET/PT on NBC.

 

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

1 October 2012

Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation S5 Ep 3 Episode Stills

Here are two more episode stills from the Season 5 Episode 3 episode "How A Bill Becomes A Law". This is from Getty Images.

Image634847156880820313Image634847159944169922

 

Previously released episode stills from this episode:

screenshot_05

screenshot_06screenshot_10

 

 


 

 

 

screenshot_08

 

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite