February 2013 Archives

28 February 2013

Shell Gives Up Arctic Drilling on Anniversary of Noble Discoverer Protest!

Image634976627945662951Well this is a great anniversary present for Greenpeace and the Taranaki 8 who on the 24-27 February brought attention to Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic. On the day (a day and a bit) of the first anniversary of the protest, 27 Feb (US), Shell has taken their drill ship and gone home for the rest of 2013!

There comes a time when you know you're digging a great big hole and someone needs to come along and say 'STOP DIGGING' for you to stop and just take stock of how far your project has gone belly up. It's admirable that you are still digging this hole for yourself but it's time to stop.

This is where Shell found itself at the end of 2012. It was not a good year PR wise; it was disastrous. So like all successful people and companies do, they take stock of what happened and see where they can fix something that's gone belly up. Sometimes admitting defeat and walking away is the only option. After the year Shell had, that was the ONLY option left to them.

Let's review A Year in the Life of Shell Oil and the #SaveTheArctic Campaign...

 

FEBRUARY 2013

SHELL Stops Drilling in the Arctic for 2013
Huzzah! Millions of dollars, lost hours in courtrooms and bad publicity has forced Shell's hand (plus some really horrible ships and the nice Arctic weather).

 

 

 

28 February 2013

Lucy Lawless Matchbook Art on Auction for Amnesty International

256234880.jpgAmnesty International is running an exhibition and Trademe auction of tiny art created on Beehive matchboxes. The exhibition has been named Strike. Each artist is given a matchbox to decorate however he/she would like to.

Lucy's matchbox is now up on Trademe.co.nz where you can bid on it. Current bidding is $500

Fabric wrapped with planting.

Keeping it green, kiwi actress Lucy Lawless used a plant that survives on humid air to customise her matchbox.

Strike is an auction of Matchbox Art created by various artists, designers, musicians and more, especially for Amnesty International and featuring tiny art measuring just 5cm x 7cm created on Beehive Matchboxes.

All money raised from this sale will help fund Amnesty International's work to protect the human all over the world.

Bid on Lucy's Matchbox


 

 

28 February 2013

Message From Lucy About ATC Production of Chicago

Received the following message from Lucy about the Auckland Theatre Company production of Chicago which is set for November 2013 in Auckland.

MESSAGE FROM LUCY ABOUT SHOW CHICAGO IN NZ
28 February 2013

Lucy has not confirmed that a deal has been done for her to play Velma Kelly in the Auckland Theatre Company's production of Chicago in NZ as mentioned in the NZ Herald (28/02/13) -

Lucy says "If the fat lady don't sing, don't believe it."

Please wait for Lucy to confirm it before you make any booking for tickets



 


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

 

Follow Lucy on twitter @RealLucyLawless


 

 

28 February 2013

Lucy to Star in Auckland Theatre Company Production of Chicago

Here's some fantastic news just hot off the presses. The NZ Herald print edition (it's not online at the moment) has an article that says Lucy will be in the stage production of Chicago by the Auckland Theatre Company.

Lucy will be starring as Velma Kelly (the Catherine Zeta-Jones character from the 2002 movie) in November from 1 - 24 November NZ

TICKETING INFO HERE

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SYNOPSIS

1920's Chicago. Cook County jail is home to a merry band of murderesses who have all killed their husbands or lovers. There's nothing money can't buy in this place. Inmates Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly do a deal with smooth-talking, manipulative lawyer Billy Flynn to keep them from Death Row, while he promises to make them stars.

One of the most famous musicals of all time, Chicago is a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery - all those things we hold near and dear to our heart. A dark parable of American justice, it is jurisprudence-as-showbusiness and trial-by-publicity.

With show-stopping numbers such as "All That Jazz", "Razzle Dazzle", "When You're Good to Momma" and "Class", Chicago is a sexy musical extravaganza and an unmissable tribute to the very heart and soul of theatre.
ATC's version of Chicago transforms the whole Q Theatre auditorium into the Cook County jailhouse.

"The longest-running American musical ever to play the West End, Chicago has garnered a stash of glitzy awards in many revivals worldwide. Michael Hurst's version of this razor-sharp, knockout show about bad girls behaving badly is guaranteed to have all the in-yer-face intimacy of his ATC tent-Cabaret in 2010." - Colin

 


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28 February 2013

Top of the Lake on US iTunes Trailer and Featurette

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iTunes (US Only) has the mini-series to purchase for $16.99 (HD) and $10.99 (SD).

Currently (for free) is a trailer and a featurette (both don't feature Lucy in them). The show starts with a 2 hour premiere on 18 March (US) and 25 March (Australia & NZ).

A powerful and haunting story from Oscar winning writer/director Jane Campion starring Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan and Holly Hunter. 12 years old and 5 months pregnant, Tui Mitcham walks into a freezing lake ... then disappears. Robin Griffin is a gutsy but inexperienced detective called in to investigate. As Robin becomes more and more obsessed with the search for Tui, she slowly begins to realize that finding Tui is tantamount to finding herself - a self she has kept well hidden. Set against one of the most amazing and untouched landscapes left on the planet, Top of the Lake is a powerful story about our search for happiness where the dream of paradise attracts it dark twin, the fall.


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 February 2013

First Photo of Lucy Lawless in Top of the Lake Mini Series

totl-lucyIt's taken a while for images of Lucy to surface from the Jane Campion Mini Series but here is the first one. A larger scan of the image will be posted shortly.

Lucy stars as Caroline Platt. Caroline is the estranged wife of Bob, a real estate agent who crosses drug lord Matt Mitchum. That's about all we know about Lucy's character (so far). Lucy will appear in episode 4.

Australia and New Zealand will see the mini series on UKTV on 25 March. The US will see the show on Sundance on 18 March.

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 February 2013

Press Release and Video from Elton John Party

The videos are now coming through of Lucy attending the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. Have a look at the photos that were posted last night

PRESS RELEASE

21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party Hosted by Sir Elton John and David Furnish Raised $6 Million for the Fight Against HIV/AIDS Read more here


VIDEO


 

 

25 February 2013

Lucy Attends Elton John AIDS Foundation Party

Lucy tweeted two pictures from the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party she attended today plus there are images of Lucy on Getty Images (further down).


 

 

24 February 2013

2013 AUSXIP Charity Auction in Association with Starship Foundation FAQ

ImageIt's that time of year again when we fire up the AUSXIP Charity auction site and host our annual AUSXIP Charity Auction in association with the amazing Starship Foundation.

I have created the 2013 AUSXIP Charity Auction FAQ to help those with questions regarding this auction. Please let me know if you have any questions that are not listed.

Here are some of the items that will make the list (we have an extensive list this year! The full list will be released next week). Stay tuned for more Auction updates throughout the week and into next month

 

 

 


 

 

24 February 2013

Lucy Attends Book Party For Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century

Lucy attended a party for NICOLAS BERGGRUEN and NATHAN GARDELS new book "Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century" held at Private Residence, Brentwood, CA. The party was held Friday 22 February. 

LINKS TO IMAGES

 

AP Also has images from the party

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


 

 

22 February 2013

Parks and Recreation Season 5 in Italy

TV Sorrisi e Canzoni(Italian TV Guide Magazine) has announced that Season 5 of Parks and Recreation will start on Joy(Premium Channel, Pay TV) at 10:15 pm every Thursday starting from February 28. Lucy's first episode (Episode 3) is on 14 March. Many thanks to Barbara Bruno for the news! Check out the episode guide below for all of Lucy's episodes (so far) from Parks and Recreation:

 

Season 5 Episode 3
HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW
Airdate: 04 October 2012

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Leslie tries to pass a law extending the community pool hours; Chris thinks of a new way to solve people's problems around the city, which leads to Ron fixing a pothole for a local mother (Lucy Lawless); April and Ben plan a road trip.

 

Season 5 Episode 5
HALLOWEEN SURPRISE
Airdate: 25 October 2012

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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

 

 

Season 5 Episode 9
RON AND DIANE
Airdate: 6 December 2012

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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).

 

 

Image634971151823308299Season 5 Episode 11
WOMEN IN GARBAGE
Airdate: 24 January 2013

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In order to get more women hired in government, Leslie (Amy Poehler) and April (Aubrey Plaza) handle a garbage route. Meanwhile, to help his growing business, Tom (Aziz Ansari) enlists the help of Andy (Chris Pratt) and Ben (Adam Scott) to teach him about basketball, and Ron (Nick Offerman) is left to watch Diane's (guest star Lucy Lawless) kids while their babysitter is out of town.

 

Plus you may also want to check out the other Lucy related videos on Parks and Recreation

 

Deleted Scene Women in Garbage Parks and Recreation
Posted on: 26th January 2013

Deleted Scene Women in Garbage Parks and Recreation

Ron’s Fun Office – Deleted Scene from the Season 5 Episode 11 Women in Garbage episode of Parks and Recreation Ron’s got quite the setup for Diane’s kids!

 

 

Lucy Interview with NBC Parks and Recreation Episode 5
Posted on: 28th October 2012

Lucy Interview with NBC Parks and Recreation Episode 5

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 [...]

 

Lucy Loves Parks and Recreation – Official Video
Posted on: 3rd October 2012

Lucy Loves Parks and Recreation – Official Video

Lucy Lawless confesses her crush on Ron Swanson, and shares insider info on her character Diane For more about Lucy’s role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite

 

 

Young Hollywood Interviews Lucy and Cast of Parks and Recreation
Posted on: 29th September 2012

Young Hollywood Interviews Lucy and Cast of Parks and Recreation

Young Hollywood has a very fun clip of the cast of Parks and Recreation including Lucy although there’s not enough of Lucy. Tere are many things one can learn after spending time with the cast of NBC’s “Parks & Recreation”, and we head to the set to be enlightened — Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Jim [...]

 

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


 

 

21 February 2013

Starship Christmas Album 2012 Raises $250,000 for Starship National Air Ambulance Service!

Image634970689079992390This is absolutely fantastic news for The Starship Foundation (and of course AUSXIP's chosen charity). Last December Starship released a CD of Christmas songs which included Lucy singing "Little Child". Today the news from Starship is that the CD has raised $250,000!

The funds donated by Universal Music will go to Starship's National Air Ambulance Service. Year-round the Starship National Air Ambulance Service flies top medical experts to life-threatening emergencies around the country. These vary from complications arising from normal childhood illnesses such as the flu to accidents (drowning, car crashes, sporting injuries); as well as children suffering from serious medical conditions. These specialists stabilise the children and allow them to be brought safely to Starship where they can receive the care they need. Starship Foundation raises $1.5 million annually to fund this service.

Can you still buy the CD? Absolutely! Just had a quick check that these links are still working and they are.


Shipping In New Zealand:
-   UMusic


Shipping Overseas

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Watch Lucy Promote the CD!

 

Click here to read all about Starship's great news


 

 

21 February 2013

MaryD Art: Lucy Lawless The L Word

Here's a new artwork based on Lucy's role in The L Word.

Click on the thumbnail for the larger version

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20 February 2013

Top of the Lake Australian Premiere 24 March

Image634969381692952555The Australian blog TV Tonight has posted news of when Top of the Lake will be shown on Australian TV. There was a screening at Dendy Theatre last night of the first 2 episodes. Lucy will be appearing in the 4th episode of the 7 part series.

Set to screen on 24 March on UKTV (Foxtel), it will screen on the Sundance Channel in the US around the same time and mid-year on the BBC.

The dates for the US and UK are vague but if we look at the release dates for the DVD, it gives a somewhat clearer indication of when it will air in the US / UK / Canada


UK (Region 2)

Released 15 April 2013

Canada (Region 1)


US (Region 1)

Released 7 May 2013


WHAT IS THE MINI-SERIES ABOUT?

Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Holly Hunter (Saving Grace) star in this gripping drama from Academy Award(R)-winning writer/director Jane Campion (The Piano). 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 (Elizabeth Moss Mad Men) is a gutsy but inexperienced detective called in to investigate. But as Robin becomes more and more obsessed with the search for her she slowly begins to realize that finding Tui is tantamount to finding herself - a self she has kept well-hidden. 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.


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


 

 

20 February 2013

NZ Gay Pride Parade Video + Lucy Screencaps 16 Feb 2013

The edited video of the NZ Gay Pride Parade on 16 February has been uploaded to YouTube. Lucy can be seen in her yellow jeans, blue top, pink hair and yellow hat at 7 minutes into the video.

Click on the thumbnails for the larger caps

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Here's the 10 minute video (Lucy appears 7 min into it)



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


 

 

19 February 2013

Art: Lucy Lawless Battlestar Galactica D'anna Biers by MaryD

Here's a new artwork by MaryD of Lucy Lawless as D'anna Biers from Battlestar Galactica
Click on the thumbnail for the larger scan.

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18 February 2013

Taranaki Daily News Opinion Piece: I Love Lucy For Putting Children Before Oil Companies 18 Feb 2013

The Taranaki Daily News being the local paper for Taranaki and the epicentre of the Greenpeace occupation of the Noble Discoverer. Their coverage of the occupation and the court case/s has been slightly bent towards Shell (as you would expect since Shell is a huge employer - they employ 300 people in Taranaki and Wellington) . Last week they printed an opinion piece that was so incredibly vitriolic plus the locals blaming Lucy for the closure of their Ngamotu Beach; I wasn't sure who was more blind. The opinion writer or the locals who couldn't see what Shell were doing and whose only concern was access to Ngamotu beach.

Well this week they turned the other cheek and presented an opposing opinion. I especially love the cartoon of the treasure on Ngamotu Beach!


beachI Love Lucy For Putting Children Before Oil Companies

by Rachel Stewart
Taranaki Daily News
18 February 2013

Lucy Lawless. The name inspires a range of feelings depending on your point of view. Some people love her for simply playing Xena. Others loathe her for the Greenpeace connection.

On a drive through Oregon last year I pulled in at some seenbetter-days roadside motel.

The lady behind the counter had seen better days too and grumped and scowled her way through the check-in process. Suddenly a huge facial transformation occurred and her eyes started shining.

My New Zealand address had prompted a full-on Lucy Lawless rave, followed by a tour of all her ‘‘Warrior Princess’’ treasures. Even her car’s number plate was Xena-related.

It’s an example of what we Kiwis forget – how famous Lawless is throughout the rest of the world and particularly in the United States, where she enjoys virtual cult status. Greenpeace knows that a better environmental activist they could not find.

taranaki2Not that she is being explicitly ‘‘used’’ by Greenpeace. Far from it. Her personal passion to stop oil exploration in the Arctic is as real as her determination to see world leaders address climate change. She is a force for good and happily exploits her own fame to achieve it.

Soon after her Port Taranaki protest she appeared on TV One’s Sunday.

When asked about the possibility of a criminal conviction impacting on travel to the US for acting jobs she said, ‘‘I can’t let a tiny little thing like a career get in the way’’.

Some say that she is wealthy enough anyway and it wouldn’t matter. How many wealthy people have you noticed suddenly stop pursuing money and career just because they have accumulated enough already?

Back to our little corner of the world. Port Taranaki (owned by ratepayers via the Taranaki Regional Council) and Shell Todd Oil Services were recently handed a great opportunity. How to convince New Plymouth residents that it’s all those nasty little Greenpeace protesters’ fault that their precious Ngamotu Beach may be permanently closed to the public for security reasons?

Just tell it to a judge via a victim impact statement and then the parochial media will pick it up and Bob’s your uncle. That’s how you create a backlash. Easy.

Oil companies are particularly good at it. Anti-fracking campaigner Sarah Roberts was front page news in 2011 when TAG Oil claimed that her objection to the drilling of 18 new wells at Cheal cost oil rig workers 42 jobs. TAG never mentioned that it just didn’t have quite enough work for its guys around the Christmas period anyway or that it was a fairly normal event. Backlash against Roberts created. Win win.

Of course, they think the public are dumb, and often we definitely are, but on the closure of the port this one will probably backfire.

It doesn’t take long to look back over the Taranaki Daily News story archives on Stuff. There are several stories outlining Port Taranaki’s future plans, with a decades-old marina proposal high on its wish list.

Of course, any major oil discovery will mean further industrialisation of the port area and surrounds and, to be fair, on that score CEO Roy Weaver has not been coy. However, if you can set up an activist or two and create a mythology that it’s their fault, well, why wouldn’t you?

Reading some of the responses from the public in a recent story I was saddened.

To hear some say that children will be disadvantaged by Ngamotu’s closure, and to blame Lawless and her cohorts for it, I say they should use their heads. If that woman, or any parent for that matter, really cared about their children, they too would be protesting their hearts out on behalf of their kids’ future.

Clearly the short-term stress over the loss of one beach was far more upsetting to her than thinking about her children and grandchildren’s long-term survival.

The reality of climate change is such that we need to start to make a meaningful transition away from fossil fuels now.

You know it, I know it and yet the vast majority of us act like this gravy train is never going to derail. Yet rather than do anything ourselves we’ll vilify the likes of Lucy Lawless – and happily help bullies like oil companies and their apologists play their little games.

It was obvious throughout the Sunday interview that Lawless cares more about not only her children but, in many cases, yours too. When not out trying to save our planet for the nippers she is also a member of the board of trustees of the Starship Foundation, which is the charity arm of Starship Hospital. She has raised loads of money for the cause through many acts of fundraising and charity.

Why would we want to get a major hate-on for someone who values children so deeply?

What is wrong with our society when it enjoys tearing her down but builds up environmental rapists like oil companies?

It’s time to stop with the Xenaphobia. Say it with me. I love Lucy.

 

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

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


 

 

17 February 2013

Photo Recall Young Mum Takes The Crown - Herald on Sunday 17 Feb 2013

The following article appeared in today NZ Herald On Sunday print edition 17 February 2013.

The photo is of a very young Lucy Lawless with baby Daisy when she was crowned Mrs New Zealand.
Lucy entered the contest and won. She won a trip to Las Vegas to appear
in the Mrs World Contest. Click here to view video from that event

You can see more photos of Lucy as Mrs New Zealand by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Mrs New Zealand Event Page

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


 

 

17 February 2013

Lucy Lawless Twitter Q&A for 17 February 2013

Lucy was active once again on Twitter and this is the Twitter Q&A she conducted today:


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

Follow Lucy on twitter @RealLucyLawless


 

 

17 February 2013

Lucy Attended the 2013 NZ Gay Pride Festival and Big Gay Out - PicLinks

Lucy attended the NZ Gay Pride Parade in Auckland 16 February 2013 and she was in disguise <g>
Links to Facebook Page

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Big Gay Out Photos 10 February 2013 - Lucy looking fabulous in white!
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For more Lucy Lawless at various events, please see the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Event section


 

 

16 February 2013

Lucy Lawless Twitter Q&A 16 February 2013

Lucy had half an hour to spare and did an impromtu Q&A session on Twitter.

Follow Lucy on twitter @RealLucyLawless

Here are the questions and replies:

 

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

Follow Lucy on twitter @RealLucyLawless


 

 

15 February 2013

Remembering Kevin Smith 11 Years On

Image634965165746193077I can't believe it's been 11 years since Kevin passed away. On 15 February 2002, we lost one of the best. NZ on Screen has a tribute to Kevin by looking back on his career via videos.

 


Click here to view

 

In 2002, Lucy went on the Paul Holmes show (Sir Paul Holmes also passed away recently) and read out a eulogy / tribute to Kevin.

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Kevin Smith (Ares) passed away on 15 February 2002 and his good friend and costar on Xena, Lucy Lawless paid tribute to her friend on The Holmes Show in New Zealand on 18 February 2002.


Click here to watch video clip

The following is a transcript of what Lucy read out.

These are a few words that I put together with some others of Kevin’s Friends. It’s very hard to sum a man like him up. But anyway…

A staggering intellect…
A rapier wit…
A complete absence of malice.
Could get mad, but incapable of meanness.
Could never say no to a request.
Loved a party and was not afraid of a hangover.

[cut to bed room scene OAHAF]

Could talk to anyone: man, woman, child, black and white, US President or filmset extra.

You were his equal.

Unless ofcourse you were Sean Fitzpatsick, in which case he would faint the second you extended your hand.

[cut to beginning of OAHAF]

Yes, Kevin was passionate about sport, in particular the Canterbury Crusaders.

Big games down to the Shakespeare’s and the Cock&Bull Tavern.

Coffees on a Saturday morning with the guys after gym.

Kevin’s circle of friends extended well beyond the circle of Acting Community where he bested us all with god given talent and attitude… and boy, could he sing.

[cut to singing scene]

Kevin leaves behind not just us, his loving friends and fans, but Sue, his wife, the rock on which he build his career, and his partner of some twenty years and three loving little boys for whom Dad was truly a hero.

[cut to scene from a movie with Danielle Cormack]

We are going to do our darndest to make sure Kevin’s family feel the love and esteem we hold him in.

Kevin gave so full of himself personally and professionally… and I believe that all that great karma will be coming back their way.

Those little boys will know that where ever he is their Dad is still taking care of them still.

God Speed Kevin.

Party on.

We love you.


 

 

15 February 2013

Top of the Lake DVD Update

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Jane Campion's mini-series "Top of the Lake" which will go to air in March 25, 2013 in Australian and New Zealand on UKTV will be released on DVD in April 2013 and on 7 May 2013 in the US (via Amazon.com and other retailers).

Please see below for links to various online stores to pre-order your copy.

Lucy stars as Caroline Platt. Caroline is the estranged wife of Bob, a real estate agent who crosses drug lord Matt Mitchum and she appears in episode 4. Lucy has tweeted that we may not recognise her in that role. That's about all we know about Lucy's character (so far). It is due to be shown on UKTV in Australia and New Zealand on 25 March 2013.


 

WHERE TO PRE-ORDER DVD


Australia & NZ (Region 4)

  • No stores yet but it's early days - more than likely Sanity

 

Australia & NZ (****Region 1 DVD)


Australia & NZ (****Region 2 DVD)

 

UK (Region 2)

Released 15 April 2013 [Date changed to August 2013]

 

Canada (Region 1)


US (Region 1) 

Released 7 May 2013


WHAT IS THE MINI-SERIES ABOUT?

Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Holly Hunter (Saving Grace) star in this gripping drama from Academy Award(R)-winning writer/director Jane Campion (The Piano). 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 (Elizabeth Moss Mad Men) is a gutsy but inexperienced detective called in to investigate. But as Robin becomes more and more obsessed with the search for her she slowly begins to realize that finding Tui is tantamount to finding herself - a self she has kept well-hidden. 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.


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


 

 

14 February 2013

2.7 Million Have Signed the Arctic Scroll

The following is an email from Greenpeace about the Arctic Scroll at http://savethearctic.org

This is amazing. Our global pledge of people who want the Arctic to stay beautiful has surged to a staggering 2.7 million signatures! Thank you for being part of it.

Your  name will form part of the historic Arctic scroll. It’ll be taken by foot to the North Pole where it’ll lie alongside millions of others -- including Paul McCartney, Penelope Cruz, and Jude Law -- at the top of the world.

This is an incredible achievement, but it’s just the beginning
. We won’t stop taking action until the Arctic Ocean is declared a Global Sanctuary and the animals that call it home -- polar bears, Arctic seals, narwhals and more -- are no longer at risk. To do this, we need to ramp up our campaign from today. We will:


 

 

14 February 2013

William Shatner's Xena Fandom Documentary "It's Going To Be Great"

As you will all recall that in 2011 Creation was holding their Last Official Xena Convention (The Final Journey) and William Shatner decided to see why Xena fandom was different to other fandoms. He and his team went to the Final Journey (Part 1) Con and talked to the fans and to Lucy and Renee. Mr Shatner was asked when the documentary would be released and this is his response

Let's hope that it is "going to be great".


 

 

13 February 2013

New Xena Warrior Princess Poster Art by Calli

Here's the new Xena Warrior Princess poster created by the talented Calli! Click on the thumbnail for the larger scan!

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12 February 2013

Bold Energy for NZ Unveiled + Photo of Lucy on 27 Feb Noble Discoverer

Just posted to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Twitter


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 February 2013

Lucy Twitter Archive Updated - January 2013 Tweets

Lucy's tweets for January 2013 have been archived in the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Messages & Tweets Section. You will also find archived tweets from February - December 2012.

Lucy opened her twitter account on 18 February 2012 (almost a year ago).

 

2013 ARCHIVE

- January 2013

2012 ARCHIVE

December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012

 

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

Follow Lucy on twitter @RealLucyLawless


 

 

10 February 2013

AUSXIP and Legendary Heroes Xena Giveaway!

Our friends at Legendary Heroes approached me once again for another Xena DVD giveaway after our first one in April 2012.

The difference this year is that it's open to EVERYONE (US and International fans)

We're giving away one Xena Warrior Princess DVD Set from Legendary Heroes, which includes Includes ALL 6 Seasons of Xena Warrior Princess plus Xena 10th Anniversary DVD Collection Valued at $129 USD

But that's not all. Even if you don't go into the giveaway, Legendary Heroes is also giving 15 percent off it's entire inventory! Just type in the code "AWESOME" at checkout!"

Score the entire set by by filling out the form with your name, email address, phone number, and mailing address.

GIVEAWAY RULES

 

THE SWEEPSTAKES ENDS 17 FEBRUARY 2013 at which point the winner will be selected randomly. Please note that this contest is OPEN TO ALL FANS (US AND INTERNATIONAL)

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

Showcased within a 54-disc, library-quality boxed set, each individually preserved season includes Xena's extraordinary adventures uncut and commercial free, plus countless hours of exclusive season-specific bonus material, like Lost Scenes, Series Trivia, Photo Galleries, and more.
Starring: Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Adrienne Wilkinson, Hudson Leick, Kevin Smith
Release Date: 07/26/2005
Director: Mark Beesley, Eric Brevig
Runtime: 6312 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated
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  • Alternative director's cuts plus special featurettes, bloopers, audio commentary, and interviews
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  • Bonus CD-ROMs includes trivia, Xena chronicles, extensive production designs & sketches, actor, writer and director bios

 

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9 February 2013

High Resolution Images of Lucy at New Plymouth Court 7 Feb

Added high resolution images from Greenpeace New Zealand of Lucy and her fellow protesters at New Plymouth Court for their sentencing

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All images used are Copyrighted to (C) 2013 Nigel Marple Greenpeace NZ / 


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9 February 2013

15 Ways To Rally Your Team - Earth Shattering Cry - #6 Xena

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#6 - Xena
"Ayiyiyiyiyiyiyi!"

From ancient Sparta to the NFL, dominant teams have had one thing in common: an Earth-shaking battle cry. Behold, 15 of the best. Want to put your ultimate team together? Go to findyour7.com and find out how. OORAH!

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9 February 2013

Lucy Photo & Video Roundup - Dine and Dash

Photo / Video roundup for today:

 

DINE AND DASH

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Source: Official Dine and Dash Facebook Page - images link to full size images

Creator/Executive Producer/Host of Dine and Dash Matthew Aaron spent a little time discussing the shooting of the pilot on his award nominated podcast The Matthew Aaron Show this past Wednesday.

 


 

 

9 February 2013

Radio New Zealand Interview with Lucy About Court Case 07 Feb 2013

Lucy Lawless, who spent four days, 50 metres up the drilling tower of a Shell oil ship, has been sentenced to 120 hours community service and ordered to pay 650 dollars in reparation to the New Plymouth Port company.

 

 

 


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8 February 2013

Lucy Determined To Keep Fighting For the Environment TV3 News 08 Feb 2013

Lucy Lawless is determined to keep fighting climate change following her sentencing yesterday for occupying a Shell drilling ship in Taranaki.

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8 February 2013

Cleaning Toilets Is Easier Than Cleaning Oil Off Sea Birds - NZ Herald 8 Feb 2013

Lucy is featured in this morning's NZ Herald - basically a catchup to the news yesterday that Lucy and her fellow protesters were sentenced to 120 hours of community service and a $650 fine. Why I'm featuring the NZ Herald article is because Lucy was on the front page, an Greenpeace photo of Lucy and Viv coming out of the court house and a very funny comic!

The comic is hysterical but also highlights what this is all about; no oil drilling, no oil spill, no contamination of the environment. A picture speaks a thousand words.

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8 February 2013

We Did It For The Future by Lucy Lawless

Film and TV star Lucy Lawless and seven activists were today convicted and sentenced to 120 hours community service each and for attempting to stop an Arctic-bound oil drilling ship last year.

Along with six Greenpeace volunteers, the New Zealand actress occupied the Shell-chartered Noble Discoverer in New Plymouth last February in a move that captured headlines around the world.

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by Lucy Lawless

It’s almost a year since we climbed the Shell-contracted drilling rig, Noble Discoverer. Landing on the pier that day we felt dwarfed by the vast 53 meter drill tower that sat atop this rusting hulk which Shell was to use to pioneer their drilling programme in the Arctic.

Insignificant as we were we felt something had to be done – a light had to be shone on Shell’s insane plans to drill for oil in the icy Arctic wilderness.

Not in my wildest dreams did I think we would succeed as we did remaining atop the drill tower for over 77 hours.

During daylight hours I explained dozens of times to outlets from CNN to the Taranaki Daily news why we were taking such a dramatic stand.

For my part I feel I owe it to my children to be counted among those demanding immediate action on climate change. If we don’t stand up to companies like Shell and call them to account for their reckless pursuit of oil into the farthest unspoiled reaches of the world, who will?

The arctic is like a vital organ of the earth – a regulator of the world’s temperature. As it melts we see ever more erratic weather – the marker of intensifying climate change.

By the fourth day when the police finally ascended the tower to arrest us, 130,000 added their voices to our call that Shell quit the arctic

It’s the thing I’m proudest of, that we spearheaded what would become an international call of over 2 million people who have joined the campaign to save the Arctic.

Following our action the world has watched an unfolding list of mishaps and failures in Shell’s Arctic programme (1). It has become an issue that can’t be ignored and the US government is now reviewing Shell’s plans for 2013.

To me, that terrible old tank – the 45 year old Nobel Discover – is a perfect example of Shell’s craven disregard for the Arctic.

I’ll say this for them, Shell’s certainly not risk averse –environmental or financially. Shell’s Arctic foray has cost them and their investors billions and was for the most part a failure.

The last thing they wanted was the spotlight we shone on them from that port town in New Zealand.

But you and your grandchildren don’t have to join me up a drill rig to have your say in turning the high Arctic into a sanctuary just click here.

(1) Shell drill program – the mishaps:

  • In July the Noble Discoverer slipped anchor in the sheltered waters of Dutch Harbor, Alaska;
  • In November the engine of the drill ship caught fire as it returned to Dutch Harbor, and had to be put out by specialist fire crews;
  • In December it was revealed that the oil spill containment system that Shell was supposed to have on-site in the Arctic was badly damaged in September testing. A Federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement representative said that the sub-sea capping stack was “crushed like a beer can”.
  • On 31 December, Shell’s sister Arctic drilling oil rig, the Kulluk, ran aground off the coast of Alaska whilst being towed back to harbour in Seattle. It had hit heavy weather in the Gulf of Alaska a few days earlier which caused the 400ft towing line to break and the rig to drift free;
  • In January 2013 Shell were cited by the US Environmental Protection Agency for violating its air pollution permits for both drill vessels;
  • Also in January, the US Government launched a review of Shell’s drilling plans in the Arctic.

Blog Post originally published by Greenpeace

 


 

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7 February 2013

Official Greenpeace NZ Video + Screencaps of Lucy Lawless Meeting The Press 7 February 2013

Greenpeace New Zealand has released their official video of the press conference where Lucy and her fellow protesters met the press after their verdict in New Plymouth Court. They got sentenced to 120 hours of Community Service and $650 fine for their actions in boarding the Noble Discoverer on 24 February 2012 and occupying the Shell Drill Ship for 3.5 days. This it the full video and high resolution screencaptures

Official Greenpeace NZ High Resolution Photos will be posted soon

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7 February 2013

Press Release: Star Lawless Slams Oil Giant Shell Outside Court

GREENPEACE PRESS RELEASE

"We are proud to have taken part in our attempt to stop Shell's reckless plans to drill for oil in the pristine Arctic." - Lucy Lawless

New Plymouth, 7 February 2013 - Film and TV star Lucy Lawless and seven activists were today convicted and sentenced to 120 hours community service each and for attempting to stop an Arctic-bound oil drilling ship last year.

Along with six Greenpeace volunteers, the New Zealand actress occupied the Shell-chartered Noble Discoverer in New Plymouth last February in a move that captured headlines around the world.

Speaking outside Taranaki District Court, Lawless said:

"We are proud to have taken part in our attempt to stop Shell's reckless plans to drill for oil in the pristine Arctic.

"Since we occupied the Noble Discoverer, it has become evident to everyone watching, from the millions who have signed Greenpeace petitions, to the US Government, now examining Shell's plans, that it can never be safe to drill in the Arctic.

"Shell's Arctic programme has cost them billions and it's now regarded as an eye-wateringly expensive failure.

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

Lawless and six others climbed the drilling tower of the Noble Discoverer on February 24, 2012 while it was moored in Port Taranaki. All were arrested after a 77-hour occupation of the tower. An eighth person was arrested on the first day of the operation. The ship had been working off the Taranaki coast and was preparing for the first stage of its trip to the Arctic.

Besides Lawless, the others sentenced today were Raoni Hammer from Lyttleton, Mike Buchanan from Diamond Harbour, Shayne Comino from Lyttleton, Viv Hadlow from Auckland, Shai Naides from Spain, Zach Penman from Hamilton and Ilai Amir from Auckland.

Additional they were ordered to pay a total of $5210 in reparation to the Port of Taranaki. The court declined to entertain Shells claims for damages totalling about $650,000 which lawyer for the group, Ron Mansfield, said was "excessive and unjustified."

  • In July the Noble Discoverer slipped anchor in the sheltered waters of Dutch Harbor, Alaska;
  • In November the engine of the drill ship caught fire as it returned to Dutch Harbor, and had to be put out by specialist fire crews;
  • In December it was revealed that the oil spill containment system that Shell was supposed to have on-site in the Arctic was badly damaged in September testing. A Federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement representative said that the sub-sea capping stack was "crushed like a beer can".
  • On 31 December, Shell's sister Arctic drilling oil rig, the Kulluk, ran aground off the coast of Alaska whilst being towed back to harbour in Seattle. It had hit heavy weather in the Gulf of Alaska a few days earlier which caused the 400ft towing line to break and the rig to drift free;
  • In January 2013 Shell were cited by the US Environmental Protection Agency for violating its air pollution permits for both drill vessels;
  • Also in January, the US Government launched a review of Shell's drilling plans in the Arctic.

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7 February 2013

BREAKING NEWS: The Verdict Is In! Community Service & Fined $651.44!

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BREAKING NEWS: Lucy and the Taranaki 7 in New Plymouth Court. The following will be updated as more news becomes available. ALL Updates are going on twitter at AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Twitter Account - @LUCYLAWLESSNET

THE NEW GOODS: Lucy and Taranaki 7 Found Guilty of Trespass, the $700,000 reparations that Shell wanted, thrown out, Community Service & a fine of $651.44 (what an odd number):

Court decision: and other Greenpeace activists ordered to pay $651 in reparation and serve 120 hours of community service

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Actor-turned-activist Lucy Lawless and seven others have each been sentenced to 120 hours of community service after occupying Shell Todd Oil's exploration ship last year.

All eight Greenpeace anti-oil lobbyists avoided a $648,000 fine, instead being ordered to pay $650 each to cover port costs at New Plymouth District Court today.

In February last year, they occupied the 53 metre-high mast of the vessel Noble Discoverer for 77 hours to protest oil exploration in the Arctic being carried out by Shell, which owns 50 percent of Shell Todd Oil Services.

Police were seeking $648,000 in reparation costs, which was supported by Shell Todd Oil but Judge Allan Roberts turned it down.
Click here to find out more!

Judge Roberts says the defence has tried to downplay the crime as a "trifling" offence.

The eight protestors are: Ms Lawless, Raoni Hammer, Mike Buchanan, Shayne Comino, Viv Hadlow, Shai Naides, Zach Penman and Ilai Amir.

The protesters were initially charged with burglary, but pleaded guilty when the lesser charge of unlawfully being on the ship was laid.

Lawless is best-known for her role as Xena: Warrior Princess. She told reporters that the protest prompted thousands of people to support the campaign to stop the drilling.

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Seven Greenpeace activists, including actress Lucy Lawless, have been sentenced to community work and fined.

Great News! All eight Greenpeace anti-oil activists avoid $648,000 fine

Lucy Lawless and 7 other Greenpeace activists sentenced to 120 hours of community work for demonstration on oil ship


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6 February 2013

Editorial: What Happens In the Dark Comes To Light For Shell

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What Happens In the Dark Comes to Light For Shell
Editorial by MaryD

Well it's finally here (and barring any last minute adjournment), the Taranaki 8 will be sentenced today. What happens in the dark comes to light for Shell - Lucy and her Taranaki 7 fellow protestors brought into the light Shell's very quiet journey to the Arctic to drill for oil. This indeed would have been relegated to the inner pages of a newspaper and soon forgotten. Let's not talk about the rape of the environment up in the arctic. We have it covered, it's perfectly safe and if we make a few polar bears lose their home when we accidently have an oil spill, it's okay. No will really notice or care.

How wrong they were. Greenpeace was there. They noticed and devised a plan to send it protestors to make some noise. Boy, did they make some noise! Leading this valiant group of seven was one Lucy Lawless. Lucy, the mother and not the actress, decided to take a stand. She decided enough was enough and standing on the sidelines wasn't going to achieve anything. Actions speak louder than words for this mother. There was Lucy, successful actor rolling up her sleeves and getting her hands dirty by scaling an almighty high derrick (hands up those who knew what a derrick was without a google search before Lucy scaled it? Not me. I thought a Derrick was a man's name!).

Not only did she scale the derrick but sat on top of it with the other 6 protestors for 3.5 days! Their names are:

- Mike Buchanan from Christchurch.
- Shayne Comino from Christchurch.
- Raoni Hammer from Christchurch.
- Shai Nades from Wellington.
- Vivienne Hadlow from Auckland.
- Ilai Amir from Auckland


Why did Lucy do it? Why don't we leave it up to Lucy to explain in her own words. The following was published in the New Zealand Woman's Weekly on 17 December 2012:


A Letter To My Grandchildren by Lucy Lawless

My darlings,

Having spent four days occupying an oil rig bound for the Arctic circle – and cooling my heels in a jail cell – I’ve had a bit of time to think about why I took it upon myself to be part of the Greenpeace mission. It comes down to only one thing: I love you more than my life and I will fight like a tiger mother for your wellbeing.

I desire that you grow up in a world where polar bears and the magical narwhal still exist, where forests thrive, the air is pure, food nutritious and clean water is available to every form of life. What we now know is that our current practice of burning fossil fuels will guarantee you none of these things.

It is unthinkable that we who claim to love our children would knowingly choose to furnish them with a degraded and volatile environment in which to grow. Our unwillingness to move away from fossil fuels is sowing the seeds of a terrible harvest. We will have been neglectful of our duty to you.

Please know that in 2012 your grandmother and others risked life, liberty and reputation to engage in a peaceful and relentless battle to protect you even before you were born. There are many like us. We see oil drilling in the Arctic as an unspeakable violence against its native peoples and species and against you, my darlings.

One day it will be an accepted fact that crimes against the environment are crimes against humanity, but for now we must hold ourselves, our corporations and our governments accountable so you won’t have to. There can be no partial victory here. Failure is not an option.

With greatest love,

Your tiger grandmother,
Lucy


I am so proud of Lucy. So proud of her for standing up for what she believes. There is no denying the fact that we have to act now to protect our environment. Standing on the sidelines and hoping that someone will speak up doesn't work all that well. I'm reminded of a poem which I have sticky taped in my office. It was written by pastor Martin Niemöller on the Nazi Rise to Power.

 

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Catholic.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.


We need to act now. Lucy and her fellow protestors acted. What are we going to do? Many of us can't scale derricks but we can speak out and let our voices be heard. We can take action in various ways and means.

To Lucy and Mike, Shayne, Raoni, Shai, Nades, Viv and Ilai - there may have been only 8 that went up that derrick but 2,564,589 came down and more are joining the fight!


Battle on!

MaryD


 

 

6 February 2013

Lucy To Attend Big Gay Out in Auckland 10 February 2013

Lucy tweeted this morning about her upcoming court case tomorrow (NZ: 10 am AUS: 8 am US: 1 pm / 4 pm) - That's the time the court case starts. We will likely hear how things went soon after or when Lucy tweets as she did when the burglary charge was downgraded to trespass and they pleaded guilty. Lucy has a busy few days ahead other than the court case. She will also attend the BigGayOut Event in Auckland on the weekend. Lucy didn't say she was singing at the event or she was just there to support the LGBT community!

 

 

Image634957733738383145Big Gay Out is the name of the non-profit LGBT fair day in Auckland, New Zealand. The Big Gay Out has been running since the 1990s and is usually organised and run by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. The events title is based on the music festival Big Day Out. In 2012, the current Queen of Vinegar Hill, New Zealand attended the Big Gay Out to promote the camp at the end of the year.

Get it On! is incredibly proud and excited to announce Auckland’s premier gay event, the Get it On! Big Gay Out 2013.
The Get it On! Main Stage line up is confirmed and it's looking bigger than ever! Kids of 88, Brooke Duff and Maree Sheehan are the headline acts for 2013.
Sponsored by Durex, and a flagship event of the Auckland Pride Festival, the Get it On! Big Gay Out will take place at Coyle Park in Point Chevalier on Sunday, 10 February 2013. Last time, more than 10,000 people attended and 2013 promises to be the best yet.

 

Official Facebook Page is here  | NZ AIDS Foundation Page here  | Auckland Pride Festival


 

 

5 February 2013

Italian TV Lucy Lawless Alerts For This Week

This week italian fans are going to be delighted with Lucy presence on three shows that are going to be broadcasted on television:
Many thanks to Barbara Bruno for the updates. The Italian Official Spartacus site is located here

Spartacus Vengeance- thursday at 9:10 pm on Cielo Tv

Bedtime Stories- Friday at 9:10 pm on Italia 1

 

 

Spartacus Gods of the Arena reruns- sunday at 9:30pm on Cielo

 

 

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


 

 

5 February 2013

Lucy Tweets: Lucy Going to Court 7 February Confirmed

Lucy has tweeted this morning about the Save The Arctic Protest court case. She has confirmed that it's schedule for 7 Feb (and so far has been postponed - it could still be postponed at the last minute)



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5 February 2013

Italian Lucy Video: How She was, How She is Now: Xena Still Beautiful 17 Years After

A Lucy video in Italian; Barbara Bruno passed this on (and translated) what the announcer was saying. It's a Yahoo video showing Lucy at the premiere of Spartacus. The title means: How she was, how she is now: Xena still beautiful 17 years after.

It says that Lucy 17 years ago was on Xena, that she had to dye her hair black for the role and she had to go through an intense training to be believable as Xena(fighting scenes and physique).

It says that after that role she did not get many important roles, as she was very stereotyped for her Xena character, but since Spartacus Lucy found fame and notoriety again and she is still more beautiful than ever. It talks briefly about Lucretia, saying how charming, witty and scheming the character is.

 

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


 

 

4 February 2013

New Lucy Photo from Official Dine and Dash Facebook Page

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Image634956019966327247The Dine and Dash Official Facebook page has been updated with a new Lucy photo from the dinner.

The Dine and Dash official Facebook page has two photos of Lucy at the table during their filming of the pilot episode of "Dine and Dash". You can see both images they posted on their Facebook page by going here but that's only the back of Lucy's head.

 

What is the show about?

Matthew Aaron (Comedian/Writer/Actor and host of the popular and cleverly named Podcast "The Matthew Aaron Show") brings his brand of ballsy, in-your-face humor and encyclopedic knowledge of films and TV to the small screen as Creator and Host of "Dine and Dash", a unique, independently-financed, multi-camera, unscripted, reality-based TV pilot which will give viewers a behind-the-scenes peek at Hollywood and fame through fun and entertaining stories told by some of today's biggest celebrities in an intimate dinner setting. The pilot will feature Aaron sitting down to dinner with 6 well-known celebrities at a local LA restaurant. They will be talking about whatever happens to be on their minds--from fame and fortune to love and politics. Whatever the topic, you are sure to be entertained - Source IMDB

No date has been set for the premiere of the show. You can follow Dine and Dash on Facebook or Twitter


 

 

4 February 2013

VIP Fan Auctions: Lucy Lawless Lucretia Costumes Season 1 and 2

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This unique item is from the television show Spartacus. This is Lucretia's (Lucy Lawless) production used wardrobe item.

CLICK HERE TO BID

Season:  Not Specified
Episode Title:  Not Specified

Items: Roman Costume.

This Costume Includes: A Roman Gown

Wardrobe Details

GOWN

Brand: Custom Made By Wardrobe Dept

Size: Approximate Size Small-Medium

Material: Silk, Cotton and Polyester Blend

Color: Brown, Maroon & Gold

Condition: Good Condition

This item was received from starz and comes with an Official Studio Certificate of Authenticity.
Bid with confidence to win this piece of television history.

 

SEASON TWO

 

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These unique items are from the television show Spartacus. These are Lucretia's (Lucy Lawless) screen worn wardrobe items.

CLICK HERE TO BID

Season: Two
Episode Title:  206

Items: Lucretia's Costume.
This Costume Includes: A Roman Gown & Leaf, Hair Accessory

Wardrobe Details

GOWN

Brand: Custom Made By Wardrobe Dept

Size: 8

Material: Silk

Color: Blue, Green & Red

Condition: Good Condition

Original Retail Price: Not Available

 

HAIR ACCESSORY

Brand: Not Available

Size: Approx. 7 Inches

Material: Not Available

Color: Gold & Black

Condition: Good Condition

Original Retail Price: Not Available

These items were received from starz and come with an Official Studio Certificate of Authenticity.
Bid with confidence to win these pieces of television history.
Additional information is provided below, including shipping and payment details.


 

 

2 February 2013

Lucy Responds To The Alaskan "Lucy Lawless Bill" On Twitter

Image634953861209477501Yesterday an Alaskan Republican politician made a name for himself outside of Alaska by renaming a recently passed anti-environmentalist bill from the original bill name of HB92 to the more memorable name of "Lucy Lawless Bill" thus ensuring the world's media paid attention. Lucy and her fellow Greenpeace protesters are due to go to court on 7 February in New Plymouth for sentencing for their 24-27 February 2012 occupation of the Shell Drill Ship Noble Discoverer.

For more about that action and the subsequent Save The Arctic Campaign, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Campaign Information Page


This morning Lucy was asked "What are your thoughts about the Lucy Lawless Bill?" and this her response:


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2 February 2013

Lucy Tweets: Save The Arctic Protest Court Case Set For 7 February

Image634953845637999734Lucy tweeted this morning that the Save The Arctic Court Case will now be heard on 7 February in New Plymouth Court.  Lucy and her fellow Greenpeace protesters are due to face New Plymouth Court for sentencing on several occasions but it was postponed.

The charges related to trespass of the Shell arctic drill ship The Noble Discoverer on 24-27 February 2012 where they occupied the ship's derrick for 3.5 days preventing it from sailing to the Arctic for drilling of oil in the pristine Arctic waters. Lucy and her fellow protestors pleaded guilty to the charge of trespass (after it was downgraded from burlgary) on 14 June 2012. They were due to be sentenced on 13 September but the court case was adjourned to 22 November. The court case was postponed once again by Shell. Their reason? Shell was seeking damages of $700,000. Click here to read Greenpeace Press Release on why Shell wanted damages back in November.

We now wait to see if the 7 February court case will go ahead or once again be postponed.

Here is her tweet

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.


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


 

 

1 February 2013

Alaskan Politican Introduces "Lucy Lawless Bill"!


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This is just UNBELIEVABLE Below is the article from Anchorage Daily News that has me totally gobsmacked.  

An Alaska lawmaker has introduced legislation that would make it a felony to interfere with permitted oil and gas, timber or other development projects. He called it the "Lucy Lawless Bill"

Click here for the actual bill  |  Read The Article

Before we get to the article here is what happened (for those coming late to the party) on 24 February 2012 and for the next 3.5 days, Lucy and her fellow protesters brought the world's attention to Shell's plans for the Arctic:

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. 

No Alaskan "Lucy Lawless Bill" can stop the #savethearctic campaign; find out more on how you can be involved by going to savethearctic.org

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

Let Lucy herself tell you about why she was up the Shell Drill Ship derrick of the Noble Discoverer


and now to the article

Rep. Eric Feige is calling HB92 the "Lucy Lawless bill," after the actress who last year boarded a Shell drill ship before it left New Zealand for the U.S. West Coast. She and other Greenpeace activists were arrested. Lawless, from New Zealand, is best known for her TV series, "Xena: Warrior Princess."

Feige, a co-chair of the House Resources Committee, said in an interview Thursday that Alaska has a good permitting process, through which the public can raise any concerns or complaints. He said in the last few years, there has seemed to be an increasing tendency from within the activist environmental movement to not just write letters to the editor, attend meetings or otherwise engage in the process. "They seem to want to take the law into their own hands," he said.

"What kind of a society are we devolving into when people think they can just do this stuff indiscriminately without any real penalty?" he asked.

Feige, R-Chickaloon, said the bill, introduced Wednesday is an effort "to get out ahead of some of the big projects that we hope to have down the road. These are projects that will contribute great things to the Alaska economy, and these are projects that, like any project, are vulnerable to criminal mischief."

There are a number of controversial projects in Alaska, involving mining, coal and offshore drilling. Shell, for example, has begun exploratory drilling in the Arctic waters off the Alaska coast. The proposed Pebble Mine, a massive copper and gold prospect near the headwaters of one of the world's premier salmon fisheries, has been the subject of a heated PR battle for years - and the group behind the project hasn't even moved into permitting yet.

The bill would make taking actions with the intent to interrupt or interfere with an industrial operation, authorized by a state permit, criminal mischief in the third degree. An industrial operation, as defined, would include a "construction, energy, or timber activity and oil, gas, or mineral exploration, development or production."

Phil Radford, executive director of Greenpeace, said in a statement that Greenpeace activists "are always proud to have their names associated with the work we do to save the planet from destruction. However, this misguided attempt to protect big industry from scrutiny is a misuse of taxpayer money.

"If the legislator was serious about protecting the state's future, he would listen to the coalition of First Nations groups and Alaskan citizens who oppose the catastrophic work of companies like Shell who clearly have no business in the Arctic," he said.

An email sent Thursday by The Associated Press to agency representing Lawless wasn't immediately answered.

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


 

 

1 February 2013

Spartacus Vengeance for Italian Fans Update

Image634953001732524802Here's some news for our Italian Spartacus readers from Barbara Bruno in Italy. Spartacus Vengeance will air on Cielo TV (a free channel) on February 7th at 9:10 pm.

It will air every Thursday (2 episodes each Thursday)

 


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

 

EPISODE GUIDE FOR SEASON 2

S2 - E01
Fugitivus

Spartacus learns that being a leader of freed slaves brings great responsibilities; Spartacus tries to keep his rebellious band intact.

Credits | Official Site | Episode Stills

 

S2 - E02
A Place in This World

Spartacus and his men liberate a Roman villa, but its slaves are wary. Oenomaus throws himself into the brutal Pits, and Glaber supports Lucretia’s prophecies, despite Ilithyia’s protests.

Credits | Official SiteEpisode Stills


S2 - E03

The Greater Good

Spartacus must navigate a divide that opens up among the gladiators after news of Naevia’s fate. Lucretia reveals a long-held secret to gain information, and an attack puts the rebels at risk

CreditsOfficial Site | Episode Stills


S2 - E04

Empty Hands

Spartacus leads survivors through the woods; Crixus returns to a place of past suffering; Lucretia pries into Ilithyias affairs.

Credits | Official SiteEpisode Stills


S2 - E05

Libertus

Spartacus tries to free Crixus from Roman captivity, but a gladiator from the House of Batiatus complicates it.

Credits | Official SiteEpisode Stills

S2 - E06
Chosen Path

Spartacus urges his rebels to train for the defense of their new sanctuary; Lucretia and Ilithyia become close; Glaber's forces swell with some deadly new recruits.

Credits | Official SiteEpisode Stills

S2 - E07
Sacramentum

Spartacus and his rebels try to free the fighters enslaved in foreign wars; Lucretia recruits one of her husbands former gladiators.

Credits | Official SiteEpisode Stills

S2 - E08
Balance

Spartacus gets a chance for revenge; intrigue surrounds Glaber. 

Credits | Official SiteEpisode Stills


S2 - E09

Monsters

Spartacus tries to convince his people to unite against the Roman assault; Lucretia struggles to be free from the men who threaten her fate.

Credits | Official SiteEpisode Stills

S2 - E10
Wrath of the Gods

Dwindling supplies bring the rebellion to its knees; Spartacus tries restore hope.

Credits | Official SiteEpisode Stills


 

 

1 February 2013

Dine and Dash Release Lucy Lawless Photo

Image634953421120585778The Dine and Dash official Facebook page has a photo of Lucy at the table during their filming of the pilot episode of "Dine and Dash". You can see the first image they posted on their Facebook page by going here but that's only the back of Lucy's head.

What is the show about?

Matthew Aaron (Comedian/Writer/Actor and host of the popular and cleverly named Podcast "The Matthew Aaron Show") brings his brand of ballsy, in-your-face humor and encyclopedic knowledge of films and TV to the small screen as Creator and Host of "Dine and Dash", a unique, independently-financed, multi-camera, unscripted, reality-based TV pilot which will give viewers a behind-the-scenes peek at Hollywood and fame through fun and entertaining stories told by some of today's biggest celebrities in an intimate dinner setting. The pilot will feature Aaron sitting down to dinner with 6 well-known celebrities at a local LA restaurant. They will be talking about whatever happens to be on their minds--from fame and fortune to love and politics. Whatever the topic, you are sure to be entertained - Source IMDB

No date has been set for the premiere of the show. You can follow Dine and Dash on Facebook or Twitter