November 2012 Archives

30 November 2012

@LUCYLAWLESSNET Twitter Photos and Artwork of the Week

Here's a roundup of photos and artwork posted to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless on Twitter: @lucylawlessnet this week.

 

ARTWORK BY MARYD

 

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PHOTOS POSTED

 

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28 November 2012

Lucy Lawless Photos: Attending 30 Days of Nights Premiere 17 Oct 2007

Lucy Lawless at the premiere of "30 Days of Night" at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, CA. October 17, 2007 Los Angeles, CA

(C) 2007 Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
Licensed to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless

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28 November 2012

Lucy in Parks and Recreation Episode 9"Ron and Diane" Episode Stills and Log

Here's a couple of episode stills from the Parks and Recreation Season 5 Episode 9 Ron and Diane. Promo images are courtesy of NBC and TV|Line. Photographer: Chris Haston. Unfortunately we don't have a clear shot of Lucy as Diane (except for the one photo where she's partially hidden (Photo #1) and the others it's either the back of her head or blurry.

Is it significant that both "Diane" and "Tammy Two" are both wearing red?

LOG LINE:
Ron (Nick Offerman), Diane (guest star Lucy Lawless), and Leslie (Amy Poehler) attend a wood working awards dinner, after one of Ron's handcrafted chairs is nominated, but the happy occasion is threatened by the arrival of Tammy II (guest star Megan Mullally).

 

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Source: TV|Line and NBC

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


 

 

26 November 2012

Lucy Audio Interview Classic Hits 97.4 Promoting Starship Christmas Album

Lucy was on NZ Radio this morning to promote Starship Christmas Album 2012 and we also found out Lucy will be filming more episodes of Parks and Recreation (she said she was flying to the US for filming). Way cool news!

Here's the interview I just posted on the AUSXIP YouTube Channel

 

WHERE TO BUY

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There are several places you can purchase the CD or the digital download.

Along with Bieber the debut album features some of the biggest names in the music industry including Queen, Lady Gaga (featuring Space Cowboy), Elton John, Ronan Keating, Hayley Westenra, Michael Jackson, Maroon 5, Adeaze, The Jackson Five, Tiki Taane, OneRepublic, and Starship's own Lucy Lawless. All the artists have all generously provided their songs royalty free to support Starship.

The Starship Christmas Album 2012 retails for $16.00 with all profits going to the Starship Foundation. 


Digital Download

Marbecks Digital

CD

Shipping In New Zealand:
ASB True Rewards
-  The Warehouse (in store - not online yet)
UMusic


Shipping Overseas

- Direct from Starship Foundation
smokecds.com


Track Listing

  1. Queen - Thank God It's Christmas
  2. Elton John - Step Into Christmas
  3. Lady Gaga featuring Space Cowboy - Christmas Tree
  4. Justin Bieber - Mistletoe
  5. Adeaze - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  6. Michael Jackson - Little Christmas Tree
  7. Hayley Westenra - Sleigh Ride
  8. Maroon 5 - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
  9. Tiki Taane - Over The Rainbow
  10. OneRepublic - Christmas Without You
  11. Ronan Keating - Little Drummer Boy
  12. Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  13. Lucy Lawless - Little Child

Stay tuned for more info about the CD. For more info about Lucy and role as Starship Ambassador, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Starship news page. Starship is AUSXIP Official Charity.


 

 

25 November 2012

Upcoming Lucy Radio Interview for Starship Christmas Album PR on NZ Radio 26 November 2012

Image634894628794844415Here's some upcoming Lucy Radio PR for the Starship Christmas Album 2012 that was sent to me via Starship Marketing.

Lucy is being interviewed about the Christmas album on Classic Hits radio station live at 8.15am (NZ time) tomorrow (Monday) 26 November 2012

Looks like this will be streamed live so tune in tomorrow at 8:15 am to hear Lucy's interview!

http://www.classichits.co.nz/auckland/player/listenlive/

 

WATCH VIDEO

 

 


WHERE TO BUY

 

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As announced yesterday, the Starship Christmas Album 2012 is out and available. There are several places you can purchase the CD or the digital download.

Along with Bieber the debut album features some of the biggest names in the music industry including Queen, Lady Gaga (featuring Space Cowboy), Elton John, Ronan Keating, Hayley Westenra, Michael Jackson, Maroon 5, Adeaze, The Jackson Five, Tiki Taane, OneRepublic, and Starship's own Lucy Lawless. All the artists have all generously provided their songs royalty free to support Starship.

The Starship Christmas Album 2012 retails for $16.00 with all profits going to the Starship Foundation. 


Digital Download

Marbecks Digital

CD

Shipping In New Zealand:
ASB True Rewards
-  The Warehouse (in store - not online yet)
UMusic

Shipping Overseas

- Direct from Starship Foundation
smokecds.com

Track Listing

  1. Queen - Thank God It's Christmas
  2. Elton John - Step Into Christmas
  3. Lady Gaga featuring Space Cowboy - Christmas Tree
  4. Justin Bieber - Mistletoe
  5. Adeaze - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  6. Michael Jackson - Little Christmas Tree
  7. Hayley Westenra - Sleigh Ride
  8. Maroon 5 - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
  9. Tiki Taane - Over The Rainbow
  10. OneRepublic - Christmas Without You
  11. Ronan Keating - Little Drummer Boy
  12. Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  13. Lucy Lawless - Little Child

Stay tuned for more info about the CD. For more info about Lucy and role as Starship Ambassador, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Starship news page. Starship is AUSXIP Official Charity.


 

 

25 November 2012

Lucy Video Interview: Howard Stern Show 12 September 1997

Here's a blast from the past with naughty Howard Stern and Lucy from 12 September 1997.


 

 

23 November 2012

@LUCYLAWLESSNET Twitter Photos and Artwork of the Week

Here's a roundup of photos and artwork posted to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless on Twitter: @lucylawlessnet this week.

ARTWORK BY MARYD

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PHOTOS

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22 November 2012

Save The Arctic Protest Court Case Delayed Till Feb 2013 - Taranaki Daily News & TV3 News

Image634891622671197205The Taranaki News 22 November 2012 has more information about Save The Arctic protest court case. The court case was postponed once again by Shell (they were due in court on 22 November).

What is "interesting" in this article (other than the new info about how the issue of the reparations Shell is seeking), is that Shell is being portrayed as the "victim" (technically they are the "wronged" party but the image of this huge multinational being a victim is just amazing.)

The other news is that another court case date may/will be delayed due to the holiday season. If NZ is the same as Australia in regards to the holidays then things are not likely to be resolved in December / January.

TV3 News is reporting that the court case will be in February. If that is the case then on 24 February it would be the first anniversary of the protest.

The article has some new information regarding what happens with the reparations being sought by Shell:

If a reparation agreement between defence and prosecution cannot be reached a reparation hearing will be scheduled. By law, it was for the prosecution to seek a reparation order on behalf of any victims. And it was for the defence to accept or not accept all or some of the reparation sought by the prosecution, Mr Greig said. It was then for the court to determine if reparation was appropriate and the amount

The Taranaki Daily News
Reparation arguments delay court
22 November 2012

Arguments over the large amount of reparation being called for from Greenpeace protesters are delaying their sentencing. Eight Greenpeace protesters, headed by Lucy Lawless, are being asked to pay $700,000 after pleading guilty earlier this year to illegally boarding the drillship Noble Discoverer in February.

The protest disrupted preparations for the ship's departure from Port Taranaki, New Plymouth to the Arctic.

The group was to be sentenced in the New Plymouth District Court yesterday but because of the holiday break this is now likely to be postponed until early next year.

Rob Jager, of Shell New Zealand, said yesterday police and the court were dealing with the matter. ''The Greenpeace occupation posed serious health and safety risks to the crew and the protesters themselves. All activities on the vessel were stopped for a period of time, causing delays to preparations for departure,'' Mr Jager said.

Police had asked Shell for information relating to the impact of the Greenpeace activists' unlawful activities.

''Shell is assisting the police and the court with their inquiry into the costs associated with the delay to the operator, Shell Todd Oil Services.''

To date the figure of more than $700,000 was the estimated cost to the Noble Discoverer contractor, Shell Todd Oil Services, of the delay caused by the Greenpeace occupation, Mr Jager said.

Senior Sergeant Malcolm Greig confirmed yesterday the sentencing was adjourned and a new date was yet to be scheduled.

In the meantime, police continued to work with the victims, Shell, to verify the reparation amount, he said.

If a reparation agreement between defence and prosecution cannot be reached a reparation hearing will be scheduled. By law, it was for the prosecution to seek a reparation order on behalf of any victims.

And it was for the defence to accept or not accept all or some of the reparation sought by the prosecution, Mr Greig said.

It was then for the court to determine if reparation was appropriate and the amount


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


 

 

20 November 2012

Starship Christmas Album TV Promo with Lucy + Purchase CD Via Starship

xmaslucyHot off the presses here is the Starship Christmas Album TV Promo that will feature Lucy promoting the Starship Christmas Album 2012 CD courtesy of Starship Marketing

Click here to find out where to buy the CD in NZ or Digital or Overseas shipping

You can also purchase the CD via Starship by sending an email to Cindy at Starship at this address: cindyc@adhb.govt.nz

 

Stay tuned for more info about the CD. For more info about Lucy and role as Starship Ambassador, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Starship news page. Starship is AUSXIP Official Charity.


 

 

20 November 2012

Powershift Youth Climate Change Summit - Lucy To Open Summit 7 December

The Powershift Youth Climate Change Summit is fast approaching and the organisers have now posted the programme for the event. Top of the list is at 10 am the Powhiri and Opening Plenary.


Keynote Speakers are: Lucy and Nganeko Minhinnick at 10 am on 07 December

See the image for the programme guide

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Press Release: Power Shift
19/11/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Youth Prepare for a Historic Shift in Power

Hundreds of young people across New Zealand and the Pacific are counting down the days until the biggest youth climate summit this region of the world has ever seen.
In just a few weeks, an event called Power Shift NZ-Pacific 2012 will see over 600 youth gather in Auckland to take action on climate change. It will be the first ever Power Shift to be held in New Zealand, but is based on a series of similar events that have been held all over the world over the past 5 years, mobilising more than 25,000 young people in a fight for their future.

During the three day summit, the participants will hear from inspirational speakers, learn new skills, and be a part of launching a massive campaign for next year.
The youth organisers are calling climate change “the defining issue of our time”, says spokesperson Brittany Packer.

“With the government’s recent abandonment of the Kyoto Protocol, and weakening of our Emission Trading Scheme, it’s becoming clear that climate consequences are not a priority. And with the cost of preventing and adapting to climate change increasing, and our neighbours in the Pacific islands already on the frontline of disasters, we don’t have the time to wait for them to sort it out.”
“It’s time to show New Zealand and the world that to our country’s youth, climate change is no longer a side issue, it’s not just an environmental issue, and it’s not a political game.”
More details at www.powershift.org.nz


 

 

20 November 2012

Greenpeace Press Release: Sentencing adjourned for Lucy Lawless and Activists

lucyprotestHere's a press release from Greenpeace New Zealand regarding the Save the Arctic protest on board the Noble Discoverer on 24 February 2012

On 22 November, Lucy and her fellow Greenpeace protesters were due to face New Plymouth Court for sentencing on the charges of trespass of the Shell arctic drill ship The Noble Discoverer on 24-27 February 2012 (they pleaded guilty to the charges on 14 June 2012) . They were due to be sentenced on 13 September but the court case was adjourned to 22 November.

In the early hours of 24 February 2012 in Taranaki, New Zealand,  7 fearless Greenpeace activists boarded the Noble Discoverer and scaled the derrick of the drill ship. They stayed up on that derrick for 3.5 days and by staying there they brought attention to the world Shell's plans for drilling in the Arctic. No longer was it a story relegated to the inner pages of the newspaper or deeply buried online. It shone a light on Shell's plans to be the first in a race to use up the Arctic's oil. Lucy Lawless used her name and her celebrity to such devastating effect that the whole world paid attention. That is not to take away from the rest of the Greenpeace protesters but if it wasn't for Lucy being involved, their valiant effort would have been overlooked.

 

Sentencing adjourned for Lucy Lawless and activists

Auckland, 20 November 2012 - Thursday's sentencing of Lucy Lawless and seven other activists, arrested following the occupation of the Shell-chartered drillship the Noble Discoverer in New Plymouth in February, has been adjourned again.

This is the second time the sentencing of the eight activists has been postponed due to Shell not providing the required information, in time, for its reparation claim of around $700,000 from the activists. The original sentencing date was September 14. A new date has yet to be confirmed.

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.

Greenpeace New Zealand Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid says Shell's reparation claim is totally unjustified, given that the activists acted out of a moral duty.

"Along with the activists we drew the world's attention to Shell's plans for this hostile, yet fragile environment, in which an oil spill would be impossible to clean up.

"Since then it's been exposed that Shell's emergency response plan was hopelessly inadequate and failed when tested before the company gave up on drilling in the Arctic for this northern summer.

"The activists are not alone. Since they delayed the Noble Discoverer, back in February, more than two and a half million people have signed a petition calling on Shell to abandon its plans for the Arctic."


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



 

 

20 November 2012

Starship Press Release Christmas Album + Upcoming Lucy TV Advert

lucy-tvadvert.jpgHere's is the latest Starship Press Release about the just released Starship Christmas Album 2012 CD. We also get the news that Lucy will be fronting a TV commercial to promote the album that will screen on NZ TV - hopefully we will also have an online version.

The photo is from Starship's Twitter account where they posted on 30 October about the filming of the TV Advert


On set today! Exciting announcement coming soon....



You can purchase the CD from these places

Digital Download

Marbecks Digital


CD

Shipping In New Zealand:
ASB True Rewards
-  The Warehouse (in store - not online yet)
UMusic


Shipping Overseas

smokecds.com



Media Release
19 November 2012


STARSHIP REVEALS SONGS ON EXTRAORDINARY CHRISTMAS ALBUM

The Starship Foundation today announced the unprecedented line-up of artists and their
tracks featuring on the Starship Christmas Album 2012.

On sale for $16 from today at The Warehouse, umusic.co.nz, ASB True Rewards and all
good music stores, the artists and tracks on the album are:

- Queen 'Thank God It's Christmas'
- Elton John 'Step Into Christmas'
- Lady Gaga (featuring Space Cowboy) 'Christmas Tree'
- Justin Bieber 'Mistletoe'
- Adeaze 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'
- Michael Jackson 'Little Christmas Tree'
- Hayley Westenra 'Sleigh Ride'
- Maroon 5 'Happy Christmas (War is Over)'
- Tiki Taane 'Over the Rainbow'
- OneRepublic 'Christmas Without You'
- Ronan Keating 'Little Drummer Boy'
- Jackson Five 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'
- Lucy Lawless 'Little Child'

All the artists have generously provided their recordings royalty free in support of
Starship.

The album promotion is fronted by international pop superstar Justin Bieber, who visited
the national children's hospital earlier this year to surprise some of the patients and film
the television ad for the album. Lucy Lawless also fronts a TV commercial for the album.

Music industry veteran Paul Ellis worked in conjunction with Universal Music and the
Starship Foundation to develop the Starship Christmas Album 2012 and says, "I knew
that all these great Christmas tracks existed but had never been released in New
Zealand," he says. "It's a real coup to get all these artists on one album - and to have
the tracks donated by the artists makes it that much sweeter for Starship."

Starship Foundation CEO Brad Clark says "Starship Children's Health has more than
120,000 patient visits a year from children from all over New Zealand. By buying this
fantastic album, people will make this Christmas very special for our national children's
hospital.


Stay tuned for more info about the CD. For more info about Lucy and role as Starship Ambassador, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Starship news page. Starship is AUSXIP Official Charity.



 

 

20 November 2012

Starship Christmas Album 2012 with Lucy - Purchase List

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As announced yesterday, the Starship Christmas Album 2012 is out and available. There are several places you can purchase the CD or the digital download.

Along with Bieber the debut album features some of the biggest names in the music industry including Queen, Lady Gaga (featuring Space Cowboy), Elton John, Ronan Keating, Hayley Westenra, Michael Jackson, Maroon 5, Adeaze, The Jackson Five, Tiki Taane, OneRepublic, and Starship's own Lucy Lawless. All the artists have all generously provided their songs royalty free to support Starship.

The Starship Christmas Album 2012 retails for $16.00 with all profits going to the Starship Foundation. 


Digital Download

Marbecks Digital


CD

Shipping In New Zealand:
ASB True Rewards
-  The Warehouse (in store - not online yet)
UMusic


Shipping Overseas

smokecds.com

 

Track Listing

  1. Queen - Thank God It's Christmas
  2. Elton John - Step Into Christmas
  3. Lady Gaga featuring Space Cowboy - Christmas Tree
  4. Justin Bieber – Mistletoe
  5. Adeaze - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  6. Michael Jackson - Little Christmas Tree
  7. Hayley Westenra - Sleigh Ride
  8. Maroon 5 - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
  9. Tiki Taane - Over The Rainbow
  10. OneRepublic - Christmas Without You
  11. Ronan Keating - Little Drummer Boy
  12. Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  13. Lucy Lawless – Little Child


Stay tuned for more info about the CD. For more info about Lucy and role as Starship Ambassador, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Starship news page. Starship is AUSXIP Official Charity.


 

 

20 November 2012

Update On Powershift Youth Climate Summit - Lucy To Be A Keynote Speaker 7-9 Dec

The following is a press release about the upcoming Powershift Youth Climate Summit which will be held in Auckland between 7-9 December. 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.
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:

- Regular Registration - $90 until Friday 30th November 2012

- Group Registration - $69 (for groups of over 5 people) available until 30 November. Please contact info@powershift.org.nz for access to these ticket prices.
- Late Registration - $120 until Wednesday 5th December 2012.


Buy Tickets


Website: Power Shift NZ-Pacific

PRESS RELEASE

Youth Prepare for a Historic Shift in Power
Monday, 19 November 2012, 10:00 am

Press Release: Power Shift
19/11/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Youth Prepare for a Historic Shift in Power

Hundreds of young people across New Zealand and the Pacific are counting down the days until the biggest youth climate summit this region of the world has ever seen.

In just a few weeks, an event called Power Shift NZ-Pacific 2012 will see over 600 youth gather in Auckland to take action on climate change. It will be the first ever Power Shift to be held in New Zealand, but is based on a series of similar events that have been held all over the world over the past 5 years, mobilising more than 25,000 young people in a fight for their future.
During the three day summit, the participants will hear from inspirational speakers, learn new skills, and be a part of launching a massive campaign for next year.

The youth organisers are calling climate change “the defining issue of our time”, says spokesperson Brittany Packer.
“With the government’s recent abandonment of the Kyoto Protocol, and weakening of our Emission Trading Scheme, it’s becoming clear that climate consequences are not a priority. And with the cost of preventing and adapting to climate change increasing, and our neighbours in the Pacific islands already on the frontline of disasters, we don’t have the time to wait for them to sort it out.”

“It’s time to show New Zealand and the world that to our country’s youth, climate change is no longer a side issue, it’s not just an environmental issue, and it’s not a political game.”

More details at www.powershift.org.nz


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


 

 

19 November 2012

Lucy Video Interview with Coast FM - Starship Christmas Album

Lucy is one of 13 performers which would appear on the Starship Christmas Album 2012 which also includes Queen, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Elton John, Michael Jackson and more. Lucy will be singing Little Child. 

The album is now on sale in NZ and you can download a digital version from umusic


Stay tuned for more info about the CD. For more info about Lucy and role as Starship Ambassador, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Starship news page. Starship is AUSXIP Official Charity.



Here is the track list

Track Listing

  1. Queen - Thank God It's Christmas
  2. Elton John - Step Into Christmas
  3. Lady Gaga featuring Space Cowboy - Christmas Tree
  4. Justin Bieber â€" Mistletoe
  5. Adeaze - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  6. Michael Jackson - Little Christmas Tree
  7. Hayley Westenra - Sleigh Ride
  8. Maroon 5 - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
  9. Tiki Taane - Over The Rainbow
  10. OneRepublic - Christmas Without You
  11. Ronan Keating - Little Drummer Boy
  12. Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  13. Lucy Lawless â€" Little Child


Stay tuned for more info about the CD. For more info about Lucy and role as Starship Ambassador, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Starship news page. Starship is AUSXIP Official Charity.



 

 

19 November 2012

Lucy in Parks and Recreation Episode 9 To Air 6 December 2012

Image634889027094329912Lucy's next episode on Parks and Recreation is "Ron and Diane" Episode 9 which goes to air on 6 December 2012. Here's the synopsis for it

"PARKS AND RECREATION"
"RON AND DIANE"

12/06/2012 (09:31PM - 10:01PM) (Thursday) : RON IS NOMINATED FOR A WOOD-WORKING AWARD - MEGAN MULLALLY ("Will and Grace"), LUCY LAWLESS ("Spartacus") AND CHRISTIE BRINKLEY ("Ugly Betty") GUEST STAR -

Ron (Nick Offerman), Diane (guest star Lucy Lawless), and Leslie (Amy Poehler) attend a wood working awards dinner, after one of Ron's handcrafted chairs is nominated, but the happy occasion is threatened by the arrival of Tammy II (guest star Megan Mullally). Meanwhile, Jerry (Jim O'Heir) hosts a holiday party at his home with his wife (guest star Christie Brinkley), and some of his friends are shocked to find they were not invited. Aziz Ansari, Adam Scott, Chris Pratt, Aubrey
Plaza, Rashida Jones, Retta and Rob Lowe also star.

Source: Spoiler TV

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


 

 

19 November 2012

The Starship Christmas Album 2012 Is Released Today Available For Digital Download

Image634889019333954008Lucy is one of 13 performers which would appear on the Starship Christmas Album 2012 which also includes Queen, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Elton John, Michael Jackson and more. Lucy will be singing Little Child.


The album is now on sale in retail stores in NZ and you can also download it online from umusic.co.nz

 

Track Listing

  1. Queen - Thank God It's Christmas
  2. Elton John - Step Into Christmas
  3. Lady Gaga featuring Space Cowboy - Christmas Tree
  4. Justin Bieber – Mistletoe
  5. Adeaze - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  6. Michael Jackson - Little Christmas Tree
  7. Hayley Westenra - Sleigh Ride
  8. Maroon 5 - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
  9. Tiki Taane - Over The Rainbow
  10. OneRepublic - Christmas Without You
  11. Ronan Keating - Little Drummer Boy
  12. Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  13. Lucy Lawless – Little Child


Stay tuned for more info about the CD. For more info about Lucy and role as Starship Ambassador, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Starship news page. Starship is AUSXIP Official Charity.


 

 

18 November 2012

Save The Arctic Update: Noble Discoverer A History of Mishaps

The Noble Discoverer is once again in the news. This is the ship that Greenpeace New Zealand including Lucy boarded and occupied for 3.5 days back in February in their Save The Arctic Protest. There has been a lot of incidents involving this ship other than what it was intended for: drilling for oil in the Arctic. The Noble Discoverer, deemed unfit and dangerous by veteran seamen, is again in the news. This time it was for a fire (a small fire according to Shell. A small fire that caused a blast that could be felt 200 yards away? That's no small fire).

Image634888271822327289The latest is that it caught on fire. The Alaskan Dispatch reports:

A drill rig involved in Shell Oil's inaugural season of Arctic oil exploration briefly caught fire Friday morning in Dutch Harbor, an international port in Alaska's Aleutian Islands, according to the Unalaska Fire Department. Firefighters responded to calls of a fire at the U.S. Coast Guard docks at 10:22 a.m. Friday, where a plume of black smoke was seen coming off of a vessel, according to Unalaska Fire Chief Abner Hoage. As firefighters approached the docks they received reports that there had also been an explosion aboard the Noble Discoverer, Hoage said. The rig wasn't actually docked but was still hooked to tugs and its planks were not yet down. Hoage said responding firefighters spoke with the captain, who declined Unalaska fire department assistance since Shell's on-board personnel had the small flame under control. Curtis Smith, Shell's Alaska spokesman, said the small "flash fire" was put out immediately, adding no one was injured and the ship was never in danger. Smith described it as an engine backfire in the rig stack, a description Hoage compared to a car backfiring. Such fires are common aboard ships and happen when residual gases and fumes, left over in exhaust stacks, combust.


Image634888272818028782It would appear to be a small fire, right? Not so according to Peggy McLaughlin, Unalaska ports director, told KUCB Radio that she felt the blast in her office, about 200 yards away. That doesn't sound like a small fire to me.

Back in July, the Noble Discoverer was involved in another incident. This time the ship slipped its moorings in an Alaskan harbour, drifting close to the coast before it was towed back to deeper water.

Lucy was quoted as saying: "It was another sign of what a crappy tug that is," Lawless said. "The fact it has to be towed shows it's not fit for purpose."

Lucy said the incident was evidence of "the contempt Shell has for the safety of the environment". A sentiment that veteran seamen shared when they told Greenpeace the ship was dangerous. Lucy also said that: "A lot of old salts were coming up saying, 'it's a death trap'."

Lucy was due to be sentenced in New Plymouth Court on 22 November but the court case has once again been postponed by Shell.


WHY IS LUCY LAWLESS AND GREENPEACE PROTESTING AGAINST SHELL?

Please watch the video and take action. Sign the petition


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 November 2012

Save The Arctic Court Case Update - Postponed Again

This is turning into quite a saga. On 22 November, Lucy and her fellow Greenpeace protesters were due to face New Plymouth Court for sentencing on the charges of trespass of the Shell arctic drill ship The Noble Discoverer on 24-27 February 2012 (they pleaded guilty to the charges on 14 June 2012) . They were due to be sentenced on 13 September but the court case was adjourned to 22 November.

The press release issued by Greenpeace at the time said: The presiding judge had adjourned sentencing to November 22nd, on the basis that Police are seeking reparation. Greenpeace New Zealand understands that these are in excess of $700,000, and are being lodged on the behalf of Shell. Greenpeace NZ has insufficient detail to comment further, but it is likely that reparation will not be agreed to.

Here's Lucy's tweet about the latest adjournment

lucyprotestA little backstory to those coming in late on this story: In the early hours of 24 February 2012 in Taranaki, New Zealand,  7 fearless Greenpeace activists boarded the Noble Discoverer and scaled the derrick of the drill ship. They stayed up on that derrick for 3.5 days and by staying there they brought attention to the world Shell's plans for drilling in the Arctic. No longer was it a story relegated to the inner pages of the newspaper or deeply buried online. It shone a light on Shell's plans to be the first in a race to use up the Arctic's oil. Lucy Lawless used her name and her celebrity to such devastating effect that the whole world paid attention. That is not to take away from the rest of the Greenpeace protesters but if it wasn't for Lucy being involved, their valiant effort would have been overlooked.

 

VIDEO

 


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 November 2012

New Lucy Photo Via Twitter

Lucy has posted a new photo of herself in what appears to be her Lucretia parka (looks very warm)

If you are not following Lucy on Twitter, you are missing out on some really interesting tweets. Go to http://www.twitter.com/reallucylawless and follow her. It's the only official social media account for Lucy.

You can also view archived Lucy Tweets on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Messages & Tweets section - You will also find special tweets from Lucy and an archive of all of Lucy's tweets from when her account became active.


 

 

16 November 2012

The Rainbow Warrior Is Headed to NZ in January!

 

Image634886628269645490Image634886630570258612Check out the fantastic news from Greenpeace New Zealand about The Rainbow Warrior. As you all know Lucy starred in the 1992 movie "The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior" which was about the French terrorist attack on the first 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 by French agents. Lucy Lawless plays the role of Jane Redmund, a crew member of the Rainbow Warrior.

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

FROM: GREENPEACE NEW ZEALAND

I have some very exciting news - the brand new Rainbow Warrior is on its way to Aotearoa!

It will be here in early January next year and I would like to invite you to come aboard for a free tour. And tell everyone you know to come too!

The Rainbow Warrior has a special place in the hearts of New Zealanders and has been the heart and soul of Greenpeace’s global campaigning for over 30 years. She’s been raided, battered, shot at and bombed but the spirit of the Warrior has never been stronger.

The new Rainbow Warrior is our first purpose-built ship. It was funded entirely by donations from Greenpeace supporters. She is at the very cutting edge of clean technology and one of the most environmentally friendly modern ships ever built. We’re very proud of her and very excited because this will be her first visit to New Zealand.
After being sunk by French Government agents in Auckland the first ship was laid to rest in Matauri Bay. I was a young deckhand at the time and for me it was a tragic day because the blast sunk the ship we called home and caused the death of a friend and crew member Fernando Pereira who was killed in the blast.

But it was also the beginning of something huge and together we showed the world that you can’t sink a Rainbow. New Zealand declared itself nuclear free and French testing in the Pacific was eventually stopped.

The second Rainbow Warrior soon picked up the baton and led from the front for over 21 years campaigning for peace and justice the world over before having to be retired.  Now the new Rainbow Warrior is leading our campaign for a cleaner, smarter, more innovative future at a time when the world needs a Warrior more than ever.  Her history here means the Warrior has a strong connection to New Zealand and this feels to us like it’s a homecoming and a visit to her spiritual home.

Please register here to be the first to hear about where and when the Warrior will visit a port near you
- and forward this email to your friends and family.

We want to share her with as many people as possible!

Thank you for your support,

Bunny McDiarmid
Executive director
Greenpeace New Zealand


 

 

15 November 2012

Will Lucy Lawless Be Cast in New Rob's New Starz Show "Noir"?

That was the question put to Lucy today on twitter and this is her response.

Noir was first announced back in November 2010. You can follow the news about Rob's new show on AUSXIP Noir

What is the show about?

NOIR follows two female assassins who team up to fight against a secret society during 1960's Paris. After discovering they're mysteriously linked, the two, under the Noir moniker, have to work together until they get answers about why and how they are connected - or until one of them kills the other. 

 


 

 

15 November 2012

Official Xena 2013 Calendars Preview and Pre-Order From Creation Entertainment

Here's the new 2013 Xena Calendars - they look gorgeous! Sharon has been busy in selecting some pretty cool pics to go in next year's calendar.
You will be able to view the images a bit better at the Official Xena Fan Club Page. (at the moment the Journey Continues 5 and the Photo Calendar are available. The Together Wherever We Go hasn't been posted yet.

 

Image634886085984606051Image634886086290256251Creation will be releasing a 2013 Xena Calendar and these pics look great.

"THE JOURNEY CONTINUES 5" 2013 CALENDAR

This is the fifth edition of this theme, this calendar salutes the first half of epic season six featuring wonderful images from this memorable time of the series run. Very cool, full-color limited edition.
Shipping Fall 2012


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Image6348860873780218882013 Xena Calendar "SHARON'S 2013 TOGETHER WHEREVER WE GO"

"Together Wherever We Go" travels with Xena and Gabrielle honoring the friendship that has stood the test of time and the dedicated fandom it engendered. Featured are scenes from all six seasons. You'll love it!
Shipping Fall 2012

 

 

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You can order both calendars as well

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13 November 2012

2001 NPR Interview with Lucy Lawless & Rob Tapert Audio Files Back Online

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Some of the multimedia files on AUSXIP are in the process of being converted/digitised including audio and video files. The mp3 files for the following interview are now back online. You can also download the outtakes which are quite funny.

NPR Interview with Lucy Lawless & Rob Tapert

Profile: TV series "Xena: Warrior Princess"
Host: SCOTT SIMON Time: 1:00-2:00 PM

16 July 2001

- Click here to download mp3 interview file
- Click here to download outtakes from that interview (very funny)

 

SCOTT SIMON, host:

Xena, the warrior princess, is about to lay down her breastplate. By the end of the month, the last episodes of the six-year-old series, that's made in New Zealand and syndicated around the world, will be seen from Kansas City to Kotka, Finland. Lucy Lawless, the sculpturesque actress who is Xena, describes the show in a way that manages to convey its best quality without getting carried away.

Ms. LUCY LAWLESS (Actress): I always called it a goofy show for smart people.

(Soundbite of "Xena: Warrior Princess" theme)

SIMON: Xena began her run as a lethally sultry, raven-haired villain on the old "Hercules" series. One of the producers was American, Rob Tapert.

Mr. ROB TAPERT (Producer): They had been pushing me to come up with a spinoff show, and so I kind of went, `Well, we could spin off this character,' and they saw the footage and were very eager and it was kind of--they said, `Well, it's going to be a tough sell to do a woman warrior as its own show, but we're game if you are.'

SIMON: But first, the writers converted Xena from an evildoer to a muscular do-gooder, who delivers justice at the point of a sword. Sharon Delaney of Glendale, California, is head of the official Xena fan club.

Ms. SHARON DELANEY (Xena Fan Club): The actress Lucy Lawless plays her. She brings a softness to the strength.

SIMON: Lucy Lawless is a strapping presence, but has no background in stunts or stage fights. In fact, she trained as an opera singer.

Ms. LAWLESS: My nickname at school was Unco, for uncoordinated, and I was quite proud of that and quite comfortable with it. And then I got this job by accident when somebody else pulled out and was forced by the school of hard knocks to learn how to start to stunt fight. And nobody knows better than I that Xena's a composite character. There's about six people who go into being Xena, at least.

SIMON: The show has become noted among many women, who see Xena who' s a superhero whose powers are embellished by sheer feminine competence, but whatever the feminist and sensitive guy philosophizing, Xena succeeds by being the meanest mother on the block.

(Soundbite of "Xena: Warrior Princess")

Ms. LAWLESS: Ah! Yah!

Mr. TAPERT: We do have a formula, which is we certainly have three fight sequences in every single episode.

Ms. DELANEY: I didn't think I would like the fighting, because I' m not an action-adventure person by nature. But I did. And I suppose it's a guilty pleasure, but I found myself, you know, enjoying that aspect of the show as well, which surprised me.

SIMON: Xena often disarms her foes with a chakram, an old Persian weapon that looks like a fatal Frisbee, but it turns to Xena's hands like a boomerang. Maybe that's the New Zealand touch. Xena kicks up her show-stopping legs into the faces of assorted bad guys. There are worse ways to die. Fan Sharon Delaney says...

Ms. DELANEY: Rarely did you see blood, except when it seemed they were trying to make a point.

SIMON: And over the years, the action was increasingly punctuated by the personal story of Xena, the warrior princess, and her companion, Gabrielle the poet, played by Renee O'Connor.

Mr. TAPERT: We are in the business of making people feel something, which is your job on a television show, so I think over time, we' ve crafted the show or it's taken on more emotion between the two characters in order to hopefully make it a more satisfying viewing experience.

SIMON: The warrior showed the poet what a mess the world can be. The poet gave the warrior a reason to care enough to change it. Xena and Gabrielle traveled together, fought together, laughed together, and then some.

(Soundbite of "Xena: Warrior Princess")

Ms. LAWLESS (As Xena): Are you sitting on the soap?

Ms. RENEE O'CONNOR (As Gabrielle): I was wondering what that was. Hmm.

(Soundbite of water splashing)

SIMON: There were scenes of tenderness, as well as cleanliness. " Xena's" been called a love story. Does Lucy Lawless agree?

Ms. LAWLESS: The short answer is yes. This has always been about a tremendous friendship between two human beings and the whole experience was a labor of love for Renee and me and the crew. So anyway, yes. The simple answer is yes. Where are you going with this, Scott?

SIMON: We'll get to that. There's also been a twisted history aspect to "Xena." The stories are set in some imprecise all-inclusive antiquity. The likes of Julius Caesar, Hippocrates and Ares made guest appearances. Rob Tapert remembers...

Mr. TAPERT: We had some episodes a couple years ago where she questioned her way of the warrior, only to have Krishna tell her that that's the way of her life and there's no reason she should not excel and be everything she can be to be a warrior, since that's the path she should walk in life. So...

SIMON: When you say Krishna, you mean Lord Krishna?

Mr. TAPERT: That's right, Lord Krishna.

SIMON: Now what's he doing in Greek mythology?

Mr. TAPERT: Well, they happened to visit India, so we tried to touch on as many different religious, philosophical beliefs as we could, from going to China to Japan to India to the Norse gods.

SIMON: Xena's virtuosity in all areas encouraged those she encountered to fear gods but trust in Xena. Sharon Delaney.

Ms. DELANEY: Yeah. Xena invented the kite. She invented CPR, tracheotomies. She was the one under the table pulling back Ulysses' bow, you know. That's been a large part of the fun. The humor in the show, the humor of the writers, the producers, directors, actors, plays a large part in the fun of this show.

Ms. LAWLESS: People will ask me things about specific episodes or they'll mention the name of an episode and I'll go, `Oh, remind me what happened in that one.' And they'll say, `Oh, it was when you were kissing Kevin Smith or when you bit Kevin Smith's nipple,' and I'm going, `Tell me more,' you know. A little marker like that means nothing to me.

SIMON: A little thing like biting an actor's nipple you don't remember?

Ms. LAWLESS: Right. I can't remember that or I can't--which time was it when I gave birth to a centaur? Let me think...

SIMON: Well, now...

Ms. LAWLESS: Or crucified--I've been crucified that many times.

SIMON: The writers also borrowed another plot line from the New Testament. Lucy Lawless married Rob Tapert a couple of years ago. They got pregnant, in the parlance of our times. What do you do with a pregnant warrior princess?

Mr. TAPERT: There was no possible way that we thought we could conceal a pregnancy, so we embraced it in our storylines.

SIMON: Let me gently explore what I think you've been expecting, OK? And, look, this show is important to people all over the world. It's been important to many women all over the world. And I'm not going to shy away from saying it's been important to lesbians all over the world.

Ms. LAWLESS: I'm very proud of you.

SIMON: Well, we all know that.

Ms. LAWLESS: Hard hitting. OK.

SIMON: Do you see a special role for Xena in kind of the hopes and the enjoyment that some people have pinned on that character?

Ms. LAWLESS: Well, yes, I do. I do, because if you think about it, there's so little for the lesbian community to directly relate to on television, or has been in the past, that to see two women traveling along side by side, that doesn't involve talking about boys the whole time, so naturally, that would be very appealing. It seems that gay people think she's gay and straight people think she's straight.

SIMON: And, says Xena fan club president Sharon Delaney...

Ms. DELANEY: That's what art is all about. That's what music, a book--whatever you get from it when you read it, that's what's important, and that's what's valuable to you. So no one can possibly deny the love between those two characters. But where they might actually be in their sexual relationship, nobody really has a clue.

SIMON: "Xena" is closing down after six seasons because the producers and actors can launch the show into profitable syndication. The stars would like to take on a greater range of roles, including more face time as mothers.

Ms. LAWLESS: I'm relieved, because I'm out of energy. I'm not out of love with the show, but by golly, it's an incredible physical slog, and I've got two kids who need their mum, so yeah, it seemed right, and I feel very complete about it.

Ms. DELANEY: There's reruns. There's people just discovering the show now to whom the reruns are going to be original. But I will miss their next adventure.

SIMON: Lucy Lawless says she will miss the camaraderie around Xena and the care so many people have had for that character.

Ms. LAWLESS: But I don't even look like Xena. I'm much more slight than people expect. My hair's actually sort of a mousey brown. And I would hope that I can do a lot of different roles so that Lucy Lawless can go on and have a very diverse career. And "Xena" will just exist in time as a very special, slightly subversive, very fun show.

SIMON: Rob Tapert predicts that within a generation, there will be a `return of Xena' movie.

Mr. TAPERT: I bet they call my wife and ask her to do a small part as the mom or as a god or as something, so she would get a cameo, but I would think that in 20 years, I don't think she would want to put back on the leathers.

Ms. LAWLESS: There has to come a time when I'm allowed to say goodbye to that character. I feel a lot of pressure from a lot of the fans to play Xena forever, and I can't. You know, I just can't. Eventually, it's going to be ridiculous. I'm going to be 50 years old in a leather breastplate. It will just be tragic.

SIMON: Ms. Lawless has gotten to add some operatic touches to Xena. She sang her way through one entire musical episode, and then there' s Xena's war cry.

Ms. LAWLESS: I say `Ah, la, la, la, la' very fast and very high. But singers don't treat their bodies the way that I've treated mine over the last six years and aren't out in the rain and aren't yelling and shrieking and fighting, and I really feel that my voice went away for a few years. So now I'm hoping to get it back.

(Soundbite of "Xena: Warrior Princess")

Ms. LAWLESS (As Xena): Ahh! Ahh!

SIMON: Ms. Lawless, you've been awfully kind to speak to us, particularly so early in the morning, so I'm going...

Ms. LAWLESS: It is my very great pleasure.

SIMON: Well, I'm going to press ahead with just one request, OK?

Ms. LAWLESS: Oh.

SIMON: I understand you might not want to grant it because it is so early, but do you think we could hear Xena's yell? I mean, do you ever do it for your kids?

Ms. LAWLESS: I'll wake the children, Scott. Oh, man. I feel like a sideshow freak. Hang on.

SIMON: Now wait.

Ms. LAWLESS: Just for you.

SIMON: I don't want you to feel like a sideshow freak.

Ms. LAWLESS: Now you've made me mad. Now I'm going to have to do it. (Lawless does Xena's yell) All right?

SIMON: Oh, Ms. Lawless, I cannot thank you enough. I am...

Ms. LAWLESS: I thought you were going to ask me to sing you a song.

SIMON: Th...

Ms. LAWLESS: (Singing) `There were worse things I could do than go with a boy or two.' You remember that one?

SIMON: Yes, I do now. Yes. Well, what kind of music would you like to sing, like a musical role? I mean...

Ms. LAWLESS: You know, I always--I know it's on Broadway at the moment and I saw it. I loved "Annie Get Your Gun" since I was a child.

SIMON: Oh, (singing) `The girl that I marry will have to be...'

Ms. LAWLESS: That's right.

SIMON: (Singing) `...as soft and pink as a nursery.'

Ms. LAWLESS: (Singing) `The girl to whom I propose will wear satin and ribbons and smell of cologne'--or something. Anyway...

SIMON: Right, exactly.

Ms. LAWLESS: But...

SIMON: Oh, wait.

Ms. LAWLESS: Of course, I would play the other role.

SIMON: You know--wait, wait, wait. You know what song is from that, I think? Ready? (Singing) `Anything you can do, I can do better.'

Ms. LAWLESS: (Singing) `I can do anything better than you. No, you can't. Yes, I can.'

SIMON: Hey, that's my role.

Ms. LAWLESS: Yeah.

SIMON: Yes, I can.

Ms. LAWLESS: Oh, sorry.

SIMON: Well, and then the one, (singing), `I can sing anything sweeter than you can. I can sing anything sweeter than you. No, you can' t. Yes...'

Ms. LAWLESS: (Singing) `No, you can't.' Go on, Scott.

SIMON: No, no, no.

Ms. LAWLESS: Yes, I can.

SIMON: She sure can. Lucy Lawless, Xena. Her last show will air all around the world by the end of June. You can find more information on "Xena," the warrior princess, on our Web site at npr.org.

(Soundbite of "Xena" theme music)

(Credits)

SIMON: I'm Scott Simon.


 

 

13 November 2012

New Lucy Photos Promoting Sustainable Electricity Association of NZ

The Sustainable Electricity Association of New Zealand web site has posted three great photos of Lucy on their site for an upcoming Smart Energy Expo.  Click here to view the images

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Lucy Lawless spent time with some of the SEANZ team, Brendan WInitana, Rebecca George and Teresa Moore, in supporting and promoting SEANZ and the upcoming SEANZ's events, the EnaSolar Conference and SMART ENERGY EXPO. As a well known New Zealand actress, Lucy is best known for her role as Xena Warrior Princess.

With the SEANZ 2012 Conference and EnaSolar SEANZ SMART ENERGY EXPO on next week, Lucy is playing a huge part in promotion of the events as a passionate supporter for protection of our environment including the use of clean technology.

As Lucy says " It's all about the bigger picture and making a difference for our environment" 

SEANZ thanks Lucy for all her support and inspiring passion.


Click here to see more of Lucy's Eco-Warrior ways


 

 

13 November 2012

Press Release: Fight To Save The Arctic Continues Despite Corporate Bullying

The following is a press release from Greenpeace this morning about the ongoing Save The Arctic protest which was held on 24 February 2012 where eight Greenpeace protesters (including Lucy) scaled the Shell Drill Ship Noble Discoverer's derrick and stayed there for 3.5 days. Lucy is headed back to court next week to be sentenced on the trespass charges along with her fellow protesters (aka The Taranaki 8). You can read more about the protests and the ongoing battle to save the arctic on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Eco-Warrior Save The Arctic Info Page


savethearctic-day1-003Auckland, 13 November 2012 – Greenpeace says it will continue to challenge Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic ahead of a court case next week where Shell is demanding $700,000 in reparations from eight activists who delayed its drillship leaving Port Taranaki to head to the Arctic in February this year.

The eight activists are due to appear in the New Plymouth District Court next Thursday, November 22, for sentencing. 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.

Greenpeace New Zealand Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid says Shell’s reparation claim is totally unjustified, given that the activists acted out of a moral duty.

“Along with our activists we drew the world’s attention to Shell’s plans for drilling in the fragile Arctic. Since then it’s been exposed that Shell’s emergency response plan was hopelessly inadequate and failed when tested before the company gave up on drilling in the Artic for this northern summer,” she says.

“Our eight activists are not alone. Since February this year more than two and a half million people have signed a petition calling on Shell to abandon its plans for the Arctic.

“The reparation figure the company is pursuing is a drop in the bucket by comparison to the nearly US$5 billion Shell has spent on its Arctic drilling programme so far. This indicates that Shell has resorted to corporate bullying in its desperation to be the first oil supermajor to start production in the Arctic.”

In September Shell lost its bid in an Amsterdam court to stop Greenpeace peacefully protesting against its drilling programme in the Arctic.
The President of the Amsterdam court, Han Jongeneel, said the protests Greenpeace Netherlands has already taken in the Netherlands at Shell’s headquarters and petrol stations were both proportionate and appropriate in light of Greenpeace’s earlier efforts to end Shell’s Arctic oil drilling through other means.

“A company like Shell, that is taking actions or plans to take actions that are controversial in society and which many people will object to, can and should expect that actions will be taken to try to change its mind. Such actions – in order to be effective – will have to be capable of disadvantaging Shell,” Jongeneel wrote.

ENDS

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand


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


 

 

13 November 2012

Lucy Tweets About Bees and Posts Photo

Lucy was on twitter last night chatting someone attacking bee hives which begs the question: why would ANYONE attack a bee hive? Two beekeepers have offered a reward of $8000 to catch whoever is attacking their hives. Click here to read article

Lucy posted a photo of herself with her own beehive and her gorgeous dog Ursula. Ursula was the gorgeous puppy who helped Lucy paint Argo (or at least get under feet while she was painting Argo).


Follow Lucy on twitter @RealLucyLawless

 

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


 

 

11 November 2012

Lucy Lawless Photos: An Evening With Battlestar Galactica 6 June 2007

We're heading back to 2007 where Lucy Lawless attended "An Evening with Battlestar Galactica".
Arclight Cinerama Dome, Hollywood on 6 June 2007.

Photographer (C) 2007 s_bukley / Shutterstock.com
Licensed to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless

Click on the thumbnails for the larger images

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


 

 

11 November 2012

Help Support Starship With These Upcoming Fantastic Gifts Featuring Lucy

The holidays are fast approaching and it's the time for gift giving (well any time of the year is a time for gift giving as well but with Christmas it's extra special). This year Starship has a few extra goodies for you to share!

 

Image634882613788189873The Starship Christmas Album 2012

with Lucy Lawless and a host of other fantastic performers.

Recent NewsPress ReleaseOrder CD From Starship  |  Order CD From SmokeCDs.com - good for Overseas Deliveries

The Starship Foundation announces the release of the star-studded Starship Christmas Album 2012 with global superstars lending their support and Justin Bieber, one of the world's most influential entertainers, appearing in the TV commercial to promote the release.

Music industry veteran Paul Ellis worked in conjunction with Universal Music and The Starship Foundation to develop The Starship Christmas Album 2012 and says "Justin Bieber is one of the most powerful celebrities in the world. To have him support this album, generously provide one his tracks for it, and lead the television campaign to promote the album is truly incredible. We're very grateful to him, his management and his record label Universal Music for their amazing support of Starship and this project."
Along with Bieber, the debut album features some of the biggest names in the music industry including Queen, Lady Gaga (featuring Space Cowboy), Elton John, Ronan Keating, Hayley Westenra, Michael Jackson, Maroon 5, Adeaze, The Jackson Five, Tiki Taane, OneRepublic, and Lucy Lawless. All the artists have all generously provided their recordings royalty free to support Starship.

TRACKS:

1.Queen - Thank God It's Christmas
2.Elton John - Step Into Christmas
3.Lady Gaga featuring Space Cowboy - Christmas Tree
4.Justin Bieber – Mistletoe
5.Adeaze - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
6.Michael Jackson - Little Christmas Tree
7.Hayley Westenra - Sleigh Ride
8.Maroon 5 - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
9.Tiki Taane - Over The Rainbow
10.OneRepublic - Christmas Without You
11.Ronan Keating - Little Drummer Boy
12.Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
13.Lucy Lawless – Little Child

FOR THE LOVE OF OUR KIDS

 

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!

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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

 

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


 

 

11 November 2012

Lucy Screencaps From Parks And Recreation Halloween Surprise Producers Cut

Here's some additional screencaps of Lucy from the Producers Cut of the Season 5 Episode 5 Halloween Surprise episode

Click on the thumbnail for the larger images

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


 

 

9 November 2012

NEWSFLASH: Lucy To Appear at 2013 Xena Con + Photo Ops!

LUCY LAWLESS SET TO APPEAR AT OFFICIAL XENA CONVENTION 2013!

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Let the joyous news be spread! Lucy Lawless, the international superstar we all love, has graciously agreed to be with us for Creation Entertainment's Official XENA Convention: The XVIII Celebration, The Final Journey, Part Two. It all happens January 11-13, 2013 at Burbank's Marriott Airport Hotel and Conference Center.

Lucy joins our other 18 already announced stars in being part of this wonderful weekend which really is a "family reunion" in celebration of the series that changed television forever!

Lucy has also agreed to do photo ops for a limited amount of time on Sunday, please reserve yours today as these sold out in a couple of days last time.

Make your plans to be with us: we promise a fantastic time! Click through to: http://www.creationent.com/cal/xebur.htm for full details.

Thanks,
Your friends at Creation Entertainment


 

 

8 November 2012

Photo: Lucy Promotes Starship Christmas Album 2012 CD on NZ Coast Radio

Image634879564615291025Lucy was at the Coast NZ radio show a few days ago to promote the new Starship Christmas Album 2012 CD (she has one song on the CD "Little Child"). The video of the interview will be posted soon.

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Follow the latest news about the CD on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Starship Christmas Album CD Info Page


Starship will release a Christmas Album that features a very impressive line up of stars including Lucy Lawless just in time for the holidays.

You can start ordering "The Starship Christmas Album 2012" CD from 19 November for $16.00 NZD with all profits going to the Starship Foundation. The CD will be available in NZ from The Warehouse stores nationally, supporting music retailers and for digital download from www.umusic.co.nz.

For international fans you can pre-order now and the shipping is $12 NZD.  Click here to preorder -  If you wish to wait for the digital download, that will be available late November.

Lucy has been involved with the Starship Foundation for many years and this is another way she is helping raise money for the Starship Hospital. Lucy is one of 13 performers which would appear on "The Starship Christmas Album 2012" CD


Read The Press Release  |  Pre-Order CD


For more about Lucy's role as Starship Ambassador go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Starship Info Page

For more about Lucy's Music go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless FLAWLESS DIVA subsite when you will find news and multimedia related to Lucy's concerts, benefits and theatre work


 

 

6 November 2012

Starship Press Release: Starship Christmas Album 2012

AlbumCover.jpgHere's some fantastic news for Lucy fans worldwide. The following  press release is from Starship about the upcoming "The Christmas Album 2012" CD.

Starship will release a Christmas Album that features a very impressive line up of stars including Lucy Lawless just in time for the holidays.

You can start ordering "The Starship Christmas Album 2012" CD from 19 November for $16.00 NZD with all profits going to the Starship Foundation. The CD will be available in NZ from The Warehouse stores nationally, supporting music retailers and for digital download from www.umusic.co.nz.

For international fans you can pre-order now and the shipping is $12 NZD.
Click here to preorder -  If you wish to wait for the digital download, that will be available late November.

Lucy has been involved with the Starship Foundation for many years and this is another way she is helping raise money for the Starship Hospital. Lucy is one of 13 performers which would appear on "The Starship Christmas Album 2012" CD

The Performers are:

- Lucy Lawless
- Justin Bieber
- Queen
- Lady Gaga (featuring Space Cowboy)
- Elton John
- Ronan Keating
- Hayley Westenra
- Michael Jackson
- Maroon 5
- Adeaze
- The Jackson Five
- Tiki Taane
- OneRepublic

In the meantime, pre-orders of the album can be made at www.starship.org.nz/music.



 

 

5 November 2012

Lucy as Xena Footage in OneNews Spartacus Wraps 05 November 2012

Rob Tapert is interviewed by OneNews in New Zealand. The film industry is a billion dollar industry worldwide, but with productions such as Spartacus wrapping up, what is the state of NZ Film Industry. Rob is interviewed on the set of Spartacus which has generated $200 Million dollars for the NZ. There is also extensive footage of Spartacus and Xena.

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Click here to watch video

 


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

For more about Spartacus, go to AUSXIP Spartacus News & Multimedia

For more about Xena go to AUSXIP - Australian Xena Information Page


 

 

5 November 2012

Lucy Video Interview: Access Hollywood 17 October 2000

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Princess Unplugged – Access Hollywood interviewed Lucy on the news that Xena Warrior Princess was going to end after six seasons on 17 October 2000 in Hollywood.




For more on Lucy’s role as Xena, go to The Australian Xena Information Page

 

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5 November 2012

Lucy Tweets and Messages Update for September and October

Archived Lucy's tweets from September to October to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Messages and Tweets section

 

Image634876924607277649Archived Lucy Twitter Feed

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February - April 2012

 

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

Follow Lucy on twitter @RealLucyLawless


 

 

5 November 2012

Lucy Tweets About Upcoming Parks and Recreation Episode Ron and Diane

Lucy has filmed the third episode of Parks and Recreation called "Ron and Diane" which hopefully as the name suggests will focus on the romance between Ron and his new girlfriend. This episode is due to air late November (no definite date has been released yet but if everything goes according to plan, it should be around 22 November).  

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


 

 

2 November 2012

Behind The Scenes Video from Halloween Surprise with Lucy

MovieWeb has a video looking behind the scenes of the making of Halloween Surprise. The first few frames of the video has Lucy in her Princess outfit and the rest is the "girls" with Ron.

 

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1 November 2012

Something Fun: Vote For Your Favourite Costume on Parks & Rec

Image634873492191294872Here's something totally fun. NBC Parks and Recreation is holding a Vote for your favorite costume over the years!

Well this year Lucy's Diane went trick or treating as a Princess with her girls in episode 5 "Halloween Surprise"

 

This is such a great pic (check out the other photos from the behind the scenes on Halloween Surprise on AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation galleries



Vote for "Diane" and her pink outfit

 

 

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