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29 May 2009

Lucy Bro' Town Video Now Online

Lucy guest starred on the New Zealand animated series "Bro' Town" final episode (Season 5, Episode 6) as herself. Calli sent me the tape and it's now available to view. I've only added Lucy's segment.

Video - Season 5 Episode: So You Think You Can Dance Near The Stars? Air Date (NZ): 24 May 2009

imageWhen Dad is slipped an ecstasy tablet he gets all loved up and convinces Agnes to show the world her fancy footwork in a televised dance competition. Will the pair become more than just dance partners? And will two families become one in this sizzling series final? Guest starring Robert Rakete, Lucy Lawless, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Sir Howard Morrison and Scribe. Final


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26 May 2009

Sign On News Video and Pic Roundup


Lucy's involvement in the Sign On Campaign is certainly generating a great deal of interest.

(Article and new photo)

Stars join campaign to fight climate change
Auckland - Auckland,New Zealand
By MELANIE VERRAN - East And Bays Courier ALL ON BOARD: Lucy Lawless, left, and other celebrity ambassadors at the launch of Greenpeace's Sign On campaign, ...

Article and new Video from TV3 News


Another video clip, including Lucy snippets, this time focusing on the backlash against the use of celebrities by the Greenpeace Sign On campaign and on those who dispute the reality of climate change:Watch Video Read Article

News submitted by Barbara Davies




26 May 2009

High Resolution Lucy Images From Greenpeace


Greenpeace has released high resolution images available for download in their media section from the Sign On launch day on Saturday.

(Multiple images can be added to the 'lightbox' and downloaded as a single zip file).

Currently there are 21 High Resolution Lucy Images.

Click here to view



25 May 2009

Lucy Mention and Pics on Sign On Blog


There's a great pic of Lucy at the launch of the Sign On Campaign which was at Lucy's house in Auckland. They set sail on the good ship Copenhagen in Lucy's swimming pool <g>

Click here to view the blog entry about the day
News submitted by Adi

Also on the Sign On Page there is a couple of Lucy Pics in the Images Section


References to the Sign On Campaign (with Lucy mentions) can be found here:

All Aboard The Good Ship Copenhagen (Greenpeace Blog)



24 May 2009

Prop 8 Court Decision on 26 May 2009 - Press Release

The Lucy PSA was released on 8th March. This is a newly released press release with updated info because the Court will rule Tuesday, May 26, 2009, on the challenge to Proposition 8.

Lucy Lawless, Eva Tamargo Support Equal Marriage Rights PSA

"The Difference" Public Service Announcement Promotes Equal Marriage Rights Featuring Actors Lucy Lawless and Eva Tamargo.


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2009 -- Actors Lucy Lawless and Eva Tamargo are featured in an English and Spanish-language public service announcement (PSA) that was launched on the internet in support of gay marriage. The ad campaign is sponsored by California Equality NOW, an advocacy group comprised of independent filmmakers, to promote equal marriage rights. The PSA's are currently airing on websites such as and The Difference has been in the "Top Plays" category on since its release.

In May of 2008, the California Supreme Court held that same-sex couples have the fundamental right to marry as other Californians. Unfortunately, Proposition 8, a measure on the November 2008 ballot, amended the state's constitution to define marriage between one man and one woman. No other ballot initiative has ever changed the California Constitution to remove rights from a targeted minority group.

Jennifer Medvin, Writer/Producer of The Difference, states that the script was inspired by questions she continually receives on a daily basis. "I think the many differences between marriage and domestic partnership should have been addressed before the vote last year, but at least we can inform people now," states Medvin. "We just have to move forward and support the organizations that continue the fight for our community."

The PSA's contain video clips of straight couples denied equality to show that domestic partnerships are not equal to marriage.

Lucy Lawless, who is prominently featured in the English PSA version, is best known for her role as "Xena: Warrior Princess." When asked why she decided to narrate the PSA, Lawless responded, "I got involved because fairness is for everyone!"

"We appreciate the actor's generosity in donating their time and talents to help us publicize this injustice," Director/Producer Karen Wilkens said. "This means so much, not only to the LGBT community, but also the people of the State of California."

The Court will rule Tuesday, May 26, 2009, on the challenge to Proposition 8. If the court upholds the measure, it must also decide how the proposition affects the marriages of about 18,000 same-sex couples who wed before the November 4 election. Currently, Iowa, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut allow gay and lesbian couples to legally wed. Another seven states are set to vote on similar moves later this year, including New York and New Jersey.


Jennifer Medvin



23 May 2009

New Lucy Articles - Sign On Campaign in NZ Papers


The following articles were posted in the NZ Herald, Sunday Star Times, The Otago Daily Times in response to yesterday's launch of the Sign On Greenpeace Campaign launch in Auckland.

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Sunday Star Times - 24 May 2009 - The new face of environmental activism - Worrier princess: Lucy Lawless has converted her eco concerns into an on-screen appeal.

Otago Daily Times 24 May 2009 - Celebrities lend Greenpeace a hand  - Actors Lucy Lawless and Cliff Curtis want John Key to commit to reducing carbon emissions. Greenpeace has enlisted their help and that of a number high profile New Zealanders for its Sign On climate campaign ...

NZ Herald 24 May 2009 - Kiwi stars sign on to save the planet.

For video and for more information about Lucy's involvement in the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sign On Greenpeace Information Page



23 May 2009

Lucy Interview on TV3 News About Greenpeace Campaign


Lucy was interviewed on NZ TV3 News about the launch of the Greenpeace campaign which she hosted at her home in Auckland, New Zealand.  Lucy joined other celebrities on Saturday in launching a petition urging the government to sign on to a 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

Click here to view video
News contributed by Barbara Davies

Related Entries:

» Lucy Promo Pics for Climate Change Petition Campaign
» Lucy In Climate Change Petition - Video and Press Release



23 May 2009

Lucy To Be At Spartacus Panel at Comic Con - Unconfirmed

Lucy is mentioned as being a panelist at the upcoming 2009 Comic-Con Spartacus panel. This hasn't been officiallly confirmed as yet but here is the message from Rachel Stavis on her Twitter account:

Rachel Stavis is overseeing the Spartacus: Blood and Sand comic mini-series for Devil's Due:

Hey guys! This just in: I'll be on the Comic-Con Spartacus panel! Lucy Lawless, Sam Raimi, and more! Come see us! #SDCC 
about 11 hours ago from TweetDeck

News contributed by Barbara Davies



22 May 2009

Lucy Promo Pics for Climate Change Petition Campaign

The following pics of Lucy are on the official site and also related to Lucy's involvement with the Greenpeace petition urging the NZ government to sign on to a 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.


For more info about the petition go to: Lucy In Climate Change Petition - Video and Press Release



22 May 2009

Lucy In Climate Change Petition - Video and Press Release

lucyplanetb.jpg Lucy joined other celebrities Saturday in launching a petition urging the government to sign on to a 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. They were joined by actor Rhys Darby, of Flight of the Conchords, and London-based chef Peter Gordon as ambassadors for a campaign by the international environmental group Greenpeace aimed at United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen in December.


Below is the official press release and the video. You can also go to the official site where there is a cool Lucy photo

Unlikely bedfellows unite over climate change - Press Release

Lucy Lawless, Stephen Tindall, Cliff Curtis, Peter Gordon and Jim Salinger are among a group of high-profile New Zealanders joining with Greenpeace to call for strong climate action.

They're ambassadors for Greenpeace's new Sign On climate campaign, which aims to generate an unprecedented level of support for John Key to sign on to a 40 per cent by 2020 emission reduction target at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen in December.

The campaign is being launched today at Lucy Lawless' house in Auckland.  "I'm signing on because there's no Planet B," said Lawless. "There's nowhere else for our kids and grandchildren to go. We need to get on with the business of tackling climate change. Our Government needs to sign up to a 40 by 2020 target."

"We need to act on climate change for two reasons," said Stephen Tindall. "Firstly, I'm a grandfather and I want my granddaughters to enjoy the New Zealand I've enjoyed. Secondly I'm a businessman. Unless we hold true to the ideals of New Zealand's clean, green image, we could lose our reputation, which could mean hundreds of millions of dollars worth of exports and our whole standard of living could drop."

Actress Keisha Castle Hughes, Founder of 42 Below Vodka Geoff Ross, Huffer clothing label, farmer Max Purnell, journalist Francesca Price and actor Rhys Darby are also Sign On ambassadors.

"Copenhagen is the most important meeting of our time," said Price.

Castle Hughes: "It's really important for me that my kids have access to the same resources that I've had the privilege of having.  Our Government needs to do the right thing in Copenhagen in December."

"Yes climate change is a bloody big issue, but it's also a bloody big business opportunity," said Ross. "Whether we like it or not, the world is going to move to deal with climate change.   We have the ability as a country to lead the charge on this. New Zealand has the best credentials. If we can create the brands and services to help clean up the globe, we'll be the winners economically."

The campaign aims to get as many New Zealanders as possible Signing On to support the 40 per cent by 2020 target. It will largely play out online at

Jim Salinger, Nobel-Peace prize winning climate scientist who until recently worked at NIWA, has been working on climate change for over three decades. "It's a huge issue that's going to affect our children, our grandchildren and all life on this planet. I urge the New Zealand Government to Sign On to 40 per cent by 2020 emissions reduction target."

"If New Zealand doesn't do its bit for climate change this year, we will look back in 10 years time and regret it," said Bonnie Soper, who plays Morgan on Shortland Street.

Greenpeace Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid: "The mere fact that all these people from so many walks of life have come together should send a strong signal to the government that New Zealanders support strong action on climate change. It really is now or never. At no other time will the legacy of today's leaders be so determined by how they respond to this single issue. They will be held accountable because the stakes are so high."

"It's common sense really," said actor Cliff Curtis. "Clean up our planet and it will be a better place to live."


Greenpeace Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid - 021 838 183
Greenpeace Media and Communications - Kathy Cumming - 021 495 216



20 May 2009

Angel of Death DVD Release 28 July 2009 - Pre-Order

The web series Angel of Death starring Zoe Bell and Lucy Lawless will be released on DVD on 28 July 2009 (original release date was 7 July 2009). Lucy starred in this web series as Vera, Eve's next door neighbour.

Find out more about Lucy's role by going to the Lucy Lawless Angel of Death subsite - Lucy appeared in episodes 6 and 9 of the web series.

Pre-Order the DVD from


Angel of Death (2009) - DVD
Format: DVD
Rated: R
Release Date: July 28


In the spirit of Grindhouse and available for the first time - the new action-packed digital series as a movie! A remorseless assassin suffers severe head trauma and begins to hallucinate, becoming haunted by her victims. She's driven to seek revenge on those who originally ordered the hits - her mob employers.


DVD Features

Making of Angel of Death - A behind the scenes look with the cast and crew
Casting an Angel: Zoe Bell as Eve
Behind the Stunts - The Fight Choreography of Stunt Coordinator Ron Yuan
Commentary with Writer Ed Brubaker and Actress Zoe Bell
Zoe Bell's Screen Test
Eve's Tips for Killing
Eve's Tips for Killing: #12 "Tools"

Cast and Crew
Director: Paul Etheredge-Ouzts

DVD Details
Genre: Action, Action/ Adventure, Crime, Thriller
CC: English (US)
Sub: English (US), French (Parisian)
Color/B&W: Color

News contributed by Barbara Davies



20 May 2009

Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 DVD News

The site has released news about the upcoming release of Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 and the Complete Series. Lucy is on Episode 11 "Sometimes A Great Notion" and that was her last appearance as D'anna Biers. You can see more about Lucy's role in this episode by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Battlestar Galactica subsite

One of the disks features Lucy on the label as D'anna and I think another one as well but I'm not sure as it's obscured. notes:

Battlestar Galactica - Awesome New Images of Packaging for Season 4.5 Blu & Contents of Complete Series. Finish the voyage - one way or the other, in standard or high-def - this July 28th!

This past Friday we brought you the disc-by-disc breakdown of bonus content for the Blu-ray Disc version (20 discs) and DVD version (25 discs) of Battlestar Galactica - The Complete Series, which are both available day-and-date on July 28th.

Read more

Pre-Order BSG Season 4.5



19 May 2009

Picture of Lucy's New Dog Koha


Lucy has a new dog and it seems that Koha has Lucy right under her <g> What a gorgeous puppy. Koha is only 16 weeks old and a Bitsa (bits of this and bits of that) but looks absolutely adorable.

Sharon has posted the larger photo on Lucy's official site



18 May 2009

Lucy on Final Episode of Bro' Town

Bro' Town is a primetime animated sitcom in New Zealand. Lucy "appeared" on the show as herself in two episodes of Season 2 and will now appear in the final episode of Bro' Town which is in it's 5th season on 24 May 2009 in New Zealand.

Season 2 saw her in the Episode: Sione-rella Air Date (NZ): 29 September 2004

'Sione-rella'. Sione finally gets his chance to impress the girl of his dreams at the school ball, but his mother and his rival Rex Ruka do all they can to ruin his chances.

Also in Season 2 bro Town - Season 2 Episode: Touched By A Teacher Air Date (NZ): 5 October 2005 -

Lucy rescues her friend the head teacher from being strung up after a mob comes after him whilst he is in jail. The head teacher is accused of molesting a young boy which proves to be wrong as the kid made the story up.

So You Think You Can Dance Near The Stars? [ PGR ]
Sun-24-May 20:00

When Dad is slipped an ecstasy tablet he gets all loved up and convinces Agnes to show the world her fancy footwork in a televised dance competition. Will the pair become more than just dance partners? And will two families become one in this sizzling series final? Guest starring Robert Rakete, Lucy Lawless, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Sir Howard Morrison and Scribe. Final.

News contributed by Barbara Davies 



15 May 2009

Joe LoDuca Talks About Lucy on Boogeyman CD

Just received the following from Julie H about the new Boogeyman CD

Thanks to the Ausxip heads-up, I ordered the limited edition Boogeyman cd on Monday to add to my Lucy collection... :) It just arrived (wow!) and to make a long story short, here's what Joe LoDuca says about Lucy in the liner notes:

"When Tim approaches his house, I knew that I wanted a female vocalist," says LoDuca. "So I called upon Lucy Lawless, who plays Tim's mother, as well as being Rob Tapert's wife outside of the film. While I wanted spooky, wordless vocals from Lucy, she came up with the brilliant idea to have her phrasing become the ghost voice of Tim's mother. And that allows her to further tease and chide Tim. So Lucy created this character, as both a musician and an actress, which worked out very well. When it came to children's chorus she interacts with, I had maybe 14 kids, which we then overdubbed - sprinkling a few adult women to be their 'mother hens' that they could rely on for pitch and direction. And everyone had a great time screaming their heads off for the Boogeyman soundtrack, which was very therapeutic for our singers!"

Click here to order a copy - there are only 1500 copies of this CD created so you have to hurry

Read a CD Review of the Boogeyman CD



15 May 2009

Lucy Supports Starship Star Supporters Club

Lucy Lawless wishes the Star Supporters Club a Happy 5th Birthday

Dear Star Supporter,

Bring on the fairy bread and party hats! It's the Star Supporters Club's 5th birthday and we're celebrating five years of caring for Starship kids.

My name is Lucy Lawless. I'm a Mercury Energy customer and Starship Foundation Trustee. Five years ago, I became the very first Mercury Energy customer to join an exciting initiative called the Mercury Energy Star Supporters Club.

Our first project was fundraising $160,000 for an advanced x-ray unit. The chance to make a real difference to Starship kids must have captured customers' hearts, because we blasted to this target and have been shooting for the stars ever since.

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15 May 2009

Lucy At Starship Event in New Zealand 14 May 2009

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Lucy attended the official opening of the Starship Children's Hospital new cancer ward in Auckland on 14 May 2009.

The NZPA Images site has two images of Lucy from this event.
News contributed by Barbara Davies



12 May 2009

New Lucy Pictures - Hotel For Dogs Event

Adi sent me links to some beautiful photos of Lucy from the Hotel for Dogs premiere on 15 January 2009

Superior Pics

Photo Bucket - with some lucky chap

More pics can be found in the Events page for the premiere including links to other photos



11 May 2009

Lucy is #27 in AfterEllen Hot 100 List

I love this photo of Lucy so I'm using it with the news that Lucy is #27 in the The 2009 Hot 100 list.

The results of our third annual survey of the hottest women according to lesbian and bisexual women!

Check out AfterEllen to see who else is on this list (Renee is #44)

Click here to view

UPDATE: Lucy is also featured in the Hottest Women Over 40 Poll also on AfterEllen (there are some gorgeous women on that list)

See list below:

1. Jennifer Beals 2. Ellen DeGeneres 3. Lucy Lawless

Many thanks to Kathleen for the news!



10 May 2009

Team Amazon - Message from Nora and Cat

Hello Everyone,

Cat and I would like to thank everyone for all your support in our effort to participate as Team Amazon in the Aids/Lifecycle Event 8 taking place in three weeks!!! The seven day ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles will test us physically and mentally but we could not be more determined to complete it for ourselves, and for those that never will get the opportunity.

We especially want to all of you who returned to our Aids Lifecycle Auction that MaryD has so graciously hosted at As you may well know, her site was hacked and when this happened our auction page and all the bids were totally erased. Mary, the magician that she is put everything back up and we are just so grateful to see everyone coming back to continue biding. The first phase of the auction ends this Sunday May 10, 2009 and we want everyone to go check out what awesome goodies are available and consider bidding and become an honorary Team Amazon Member. We will bring you along with us in spirit every mile we ride.

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10 May 2009

Auctions Gone Wild - Lucy in Shared Goo

My first reaction to this was Ick and the second it that glamarous being an actor? Check out the article on Battlestar Galactica Props & Auctions article about the BSG Auction

One of the funniest (and gross) stories came from Grace Park. She talked about the Cylon goo , and how she and Lucy Lawless and Tricia had to share goo. Now I'm sure all of you are thinking, "Hey, Cylon goo, that's not so bad." Weeell, apparently there was a lot of hair in the goo. And it stuck to them. I think the funniest part was Trucco's face getting more and more disgusted as they went on, which made the ladies laugh even harder.



10 May 2009

Lucy Sings on Boogeyman CD

This is a surprise - Lucy is on the new Boogeyman CD.


Music by Joseph LoDuca
La-La Land Records LLLCD 1090 (US)
20 Tracks 44:43 mins

The latest co-production by La-La Land Records' Michael V. Gerhard and composer Joseph LoDuca sees the pair take a trip into the recent past by releasing a limited edition recording of the latter's score for the 2005 horror Boogeyman. Now, normally I rarely watch films in this genre, but I am always interested to hear what LoDuca comes up with, since his days on Hercules, American Gothic and the like; and I must admit that I found the film quite entertaining and the score very effective, so it's nice that this music is now commercially available, though you'd best hurry along to if you want to get your hands on one of only 1500 copies pressed.

The track continues mysteriously in "As the Crow Flies." Vocal work features quite strongly in the score, with Lucy Lawless (Xena - a link to LoDuca, who scored that show, of course) providing the haunting solos, as well as playing the young Tim's mother, and her first contribution can be heard in the mournful "Delivered," a feel that continues on guitar and piano in "Message from Mom/Room 3."

Lawless returns for "House of Broken Dreams, bolstered by children's' choir, as Lawless softly sings a lullaby. After an opening rush of action, the heartbeat returns in "Staplin' Uncle Mike," giving way to more menacing action as the cue races to its dissonant climax.

News Contributed by Barbara Davies



8 May 2009

Lucy is NOT on Twitter - Lucy Site Updated

Lucy's site has been updated with the news that Lucy is NOT on Twitter. It seems the news when Sharon posted about it back in April that it wasn't Lucy was not believed by non Xena fans and they followed the fake Lucy on Twitter.

This is confirmation aimed at those. Let's hope they take the fake Lucy off twitter.

Click here to view message from Sharon on Lucy's Site

For those interested in Twitter, Sharon Delaney IS on Twitter and it's the real one :) Sharon post the news on the Official Xena Fan Club Page.