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30 April 2013

TV Adverts with Lucy Promoting ITM Fishing Show

Here's several TV adverts for the New Zealand TV Show the "ITM Fishing Show". Lucy did promos for them while she was out on their boat during The Rainbow Warrior III - Welcome The New Flagship in Matauri Bay, Northland New Zealand 9 January 2013.




You can find out more about that event here


The Press Release for the show includes the following:

View a preview screening of the Series Ten promos, with quotes from Lucy Lawless, Marc Ellis, Jamie McDell, Shane Cameron, and several current and former All Blacks: Click here to view new series promos People of all ages and walks of life came forward to say what gets them glued to the screen every Saturday, the likes of Lucy Lawless, who claims, “it’s the only time my kids will shut-­up”.

some screencaps from the video






Over the last summer, we've traveled up and down New Zealand, getting friends and fans of the show from all walks of life to explain to us exactly what it is about the ITM Fishing Show that sets us apart. Here's the final result...


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



27 April 2013

Spartacus The Complete Collection Released 29 April 2013



Own all of the epic action with the Spartacus Complete Collection!

Release Date: 29 April 2013

Where to buy?

Region 2: OzGameShop (Aust) or


The first three series plus the prequel spin-off of the US drama which follows life in and around the brutal environs of Ancient Rome's gladiatorial arenas. 'Spartacus - Blood and Sand' (2010) follows Spartacus (Andy Whitfield) as he is torn from his wife and thrust into the bloody and merciless world of the arena. 'Spartacus - Gods of the Arena' (2011) acts as the prequel to the first series and focuses on the gladiatorial hero who preceded Spartacus, Gannicus (Dustin Clare), and his ambitious owner, Batiatus (John Hannah). 'Spartacus - Vengeance' (2012) follows on from the events of the initial series and stars Liam McIntyre as Spartacus, who is now the leader of an armed slave rebellion that threatens the very fabric of the Roman Empire. 'Spartacus - War of the Damned' (2013) finds Spartacus (McIntyre) at the head of a rebel army comprised of thousands of freed slaves. With their very right to rule at stake, the Roman Senate assigns Marcus Crassus (Simon Merrells) and a promising young leader named Julius Caesar (Todd Lasance) the task of crushing Spartacus and his troops.










Blood and Sand

Betrayed by his country. Beaten into slavery. Reborn as a warrior.

Spartacus: Blood and Sand' is a graphic and visceral account of Rome's most famous gladiator. When he's separated from the love of his life, Spartacus is forced into the gruesome and bloodthirsty arena, where a grisly death is primetime entertainment.

Gods of the Arena

The House of Batiatus is on the rise, basking in the glow of its infamous champion Gannicus, whose skill with a sword is matched only by his thirst for wine and women. These are the times a young Batiatus has been waiting for. Poised to overthrow his father and take control, he'll freely betray anyone to ensure his gladiators are in the highest demand. And he'll have his loyal and calculating wife Lucretia by his side for every underhanded scheme.


On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand', the gladiator rebellion continues and begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic. Containing all of the blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, villainy and heroism that has come to distinguish the series, the tale of Spartacus resumes in epic fashion.

War of the Damned

Gaius Claudius Glaber is dead. The rebellion has swelled to thousands of freed slaves, and Spartacus, alongside his generals Crixus, Gannicus and Agron, prepares for war with Rome. The epic conclusion of a legendary journey, "Spartacus: War of the Damned" unleashes a battle unlike anything ever seen before.


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



26 April 2013

In Tribute to Chrissie Amphlett, Lucy Singing "I Touch Myself"

Last Sunday (21 April) we lost Chrissie Amphlett from the Australian group "The Divinyls" from breast cancer. One of her classic songs was "I Touch Myself". Lucy performed this song at several of her concerts and my favourite performance was last year during her Auckland Concert

Here is the video that we shot at the concert to a packed out King's Arms.



23 April 2013

Lucy Helps At The Big Breakfast in Otara 17 April

Image635022954058694607Lucy helped out in during the Big Breakfast Feed The Kids campaign by the NZ political party The Mana Party.

Two thousand schoolchildren tucked into Auckland's biggest breakfast on 17 April.

The Mana Party was hosting students from South Auckland schools at Otara Leisure Centre to promote its Feed The Kids Bill. It aims to have breakfast and lunch programmes provided in all decile one and two schools. Party leader Hone Harawira says the bill recognises the importance of having a full stomach to the wellbeing of all children and he's urging all parties to support it when it is introduced to Parliament in June.

Read more


The photo of Lucy is via Grant Brookes, the director of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation Facebook Page



22 April 2013

Lucy Tweets on Going to Africa For Study on Coral Bleaching

Lucy has tweeted this afternoon that she was currently off the coast of Africa on a study about Coral Bleaching with Greenpeace.


What is coral bleaching?

This scientific study concludes that if climate change is not stopped, coral bleaching is set to steadily increase in frequency and intensity all over the world until it occurs annually by 2030 - 2070.

Download document



21 April 2013

Lego Minifigure - Xena Warrior Princess Available April 2013

lego3LEGO Minifigures Series Ten Has a Very Familiar Xena Warrior Princess Lego Figure which will be released this month.

Get to know the new characters included in Series 10!!

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 10 is expected to arrive in most stores in April 2013

How cute is this? Find more info about this here and on the Official Lego Facebook page



19 April 2013

Spartacus Behind The Scenes Photos via Film NZ

Film NZ has released some fantastic photos from Spartacus. Check these gorgeous photos out

(C) Starz Entertainment and Film New Zealand

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Check out more photos here

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



19 April 2013

Spartacus Vengeance Trading Card Binder and Exclusive Promo Card

Here are the images for the Spartacus Vengeance Trading Cards binder. As a binder exclusive the promo card P2 was included, which featured a picture of the Romans on the front side, including Lucy. The back is the same as the P1 card.

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Here are more of Lucy's Lucretia cards:




18 April 2013

Featured Interview: LOTL February 2007 - We Love Lucy!


Today's Featured Interview is from Lesbians on the Loose Magazine (LOTL) February 2007 Issue

After Xena, Lucy Lawless seemed to disappear. Now she's back with a new look and she's swapped sword swinging for singing. Merryn johns catches up with Lucy Lawless on the eve of her rock concert debut inHollywood


For some of us you seem to have dropped off the map since Xena.

I kind of did drop off the map. I wanted to have a couple of extra kids and that means that my focus was really not so much on career. To come back and reintroduce yourself takes a lot of doing and I've had lots of opportunities to be more famous than I am and I turned them down for my own reasons. I'm not sorry that I'm not doing network television in the States. It's always about being offered this seven-year contract. Being a single lead means you work really super-long hours. To do seventy, eighty hour weeks is standard. I think you have to have a crushing need for attention to want to cultivate that sort of career. Celebrity seems to be its own currency, or else how could you explain somebody like Paris Hilton? But because I had chosen to have kids I wanted them to have a real mother. If my kids are miserable, I'm miserable. I guess I don't value other people's opinions of me more than I do my own. It doesn't help your career to go away but I'm not sorry. I just knew that it was important to me to have kids. I didn't want to wait too long. My daughter was already eleven by the time my second child was born. I knew I had to knock it off quickly and just let the chips fall where they may. Having kids was something I'd regret not doing. Whatever I'm doing seems like the best thing I've ever done to me. The TV critics have always been fond of me and didn't like me doing the crassly named Vampire Bats (2005). But I was so attracted to living in Louisiana I just had to take the gig. It was fantastic. I got to see New Orleans at its best right up until the time of the hurricane. I just see it all as part of a rich life.

Read the rest of the interview

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



17 April 2013

Lucy Donated Personalised & Autographed Xena Photos for William Shatner's Silent Auction


William Shatner's Silent Auction is now online.

Lucy has donated a photo where she has personalised / autographed it.

Lucy Lawless "Xena" Framed Hand Signed Photo Personalized with Sentiment, "Behind every great cowboy is a really cool HORSE." Donated by Lucy Lawless. NOTE: Auction closes at 8pm Pacific Time on Saturday April 27, 2013 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA. Bids do not include shipping which will be the responsibility of the winning bidder. We will contact the winning bidders who are not present to arrange for shipping.

To Bid on this item:

Text 107 and an amount

to 68494

Example: 107 500


imageLucy Lawless Framed Hand Signed Photo #2

Lucy Lawless "Xena" Framed Hand Signed 8x10 Color Photo Personalized with Sentiment, "How to Hog Tie a Really Bad Dogie." Donated by Lucy Lawless. NOTE: Auction closes at 8pm Pacific Time on Saturday April 27, 2013 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA. Bids do not include shipping which will be the responsibility of the winning bidder. We will contact the winning bidders who are not present to arrange for shipping.

To Bid on this item:

Text 181 and an amount

to 68494

Example: 181 500



What is this about? The following is from site

Each year part of the tradition of the Hollywood Charity Horse Show is a silent auction of some of the coolest items to be found. This year we've decided to put the Silent Auction online! You can bid for the items that have been donated to the horse show by some of Mr. Shatner's celebrity friends as well as fantastic items from many different companies. Bidding will continue right up until the evening of the Horseshow on Saturday April 27th. On that day you will be bidding along with attendees of the horse show! You could be bidding against celebrity attendees!

For more info go here




16 April 2013

Lucy Lawless Top of the Lake Twitter Chat Transcript 15 April 2013

Here is the twitter posts of Lucy's Top of the Lake Twitter Chat with Sundance and AfterEllen. After a little bit of delay with Lucy not being able to connect, the chat got underway.



15 April 2013

Reminder: Lucy Twitter Chat with Sundance & After Ellen 15/4

Top of the Lake is coming an end in the US (Aus and NZ will be watching episode 4) this week. Here's a reminder about an upcoming Lucy Twitter chat with the Sundance Channel and co-host @AfterEllen at 8 pm US EDT

Lucy was in episode 1 (back of her head) and in episode 4 as Caroline Platt. If you haven't seen the episode, click here to view the clips

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



15 April 2013

POW! Isn't She Super - A Bold Look At Superheroines from Wonder Woman to Xena

ImageImageA Bold Look at America's superheroines from Wonder Woman to Xena to Buffy.

Click on the thumbnails for the larger scans

From The Denver Post 14 April 2013



14 April 2013

Lucy Lawless Featured Interview: Daily 10 13 Sep 2007

Lucy Lawless Interview – Daily 10 (US) TV Show  13 September 2007


Lucy talks about her upcoming guest appearance on Burn Notice (Episode False Flag), her fans and upcoming work

Click here for video and screencaptures



12 April 2013

Spartacus Cast Recalls First Kills and Epic Deaths Before Series Finale

Get ready to hear "I am Spartacus!" one last time. It has only been three years since Spartacus splashed its bloody way across Starz, and Friday's epic series finale (9/8c) will conclude the legendary rebel leader's quest to free the slaves of Ancient Rome. And although history spoils the ultimate outcome, it is how each character has lived — and in some cases, died — that is the key to the show's appeal.

Read for the cast's thoughts on killing or being killed on the series:

John Hannah & Lucy Lawless, "Quintus Batiatus and wife Lucretia"

Image635013850480249204Deaths: Spartacus (Andy Whitfield) slashed Batiatus' throat in a gladiator uprising; A seemingly mad Lucretia stole her friend's baby (from her womb!) and then toppled over a cliff with the child to join her husband in the afterlife.

"It would be hard to call it the best death ever, but it was certainly my best death," Hannah says. "It was certainly the hardest. It was the toughest. It lasted for like two days. I seem to remember it was wet." Adds Lawless" "Xena got her head cut off, but this is probably better because that was so ignominious. I always find that a bit humiliating, decapitation.

And I did not just fall off a cliff. I was taking the baby to my husband, where it belonged."

Click here to read more

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



10 April 2013

Upcoming Lucy Twitter Chat Sundance Channel on Twitter 15/4 8PM

Image635011980711798662Last night after Lucy's episode of Top of the Lake aired on the Sundance Channel, Lucy tweeted that she will be part of a twitter chat and today, the Sundance Channel tweeted the date and time.

I wasn't sure whether it's 8 PM PST or EST/EDT (I've sent at tweet asking about that so hopefully we get a reply soon. Will update once that is clarified).

Update: The Sundance Channel Twitter came back with an answer about what time the twitter chat is on (either PST or EST) -
It's EST/EDT (US). If you want to find out the time in your area - click here

If you missed Lucy's episode last night, you can watch it here


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



9 April 2013

Lucy Lawless in Top of the Lake Episode 5 Clips + Upcoming Twitter Interview about TOTL

Here's the much anticipated episode of the Jane Campion Mini-Series Top of the Lake Episode 5 that features Lucy as Caroline Platt.

There is some editing at the start of this clip. It had full frontal nudity (not of Lucy) that I edited out that will be appearing in the airred version (and DVD). Video created by Roger and screencaps - Click here to view

Lucy has posted tonight on Twitter that she will be doing a twitter interview about Top of the Lake


If you are unable to view this video, you can also download it (mp4 format - right click and save)



9 April 2013

Peaceful Protest at Sea: Reject The Anadarko Amendment

The following is from Greenpeace New Zealand:

Peaceful Protest at Sea: Reject The Anadarko Amendment - The New Zealand Government is pandering to the interests of foreign oil companies by pushing through a new law to criminalise certain crucial rights to peaceful protest at sea. Rights that helped us to become a nuclear free nation and end nuclear testing in the Pacific.

Designed to benefit foreign oil companies and penalise ordinary New Zealanders, the 'Anadarko Amendment' was announced on Easter Sunday by Energy Minister Simon Bridges. It will not be open to consultation and or vetting for breaches of the Bill of Rights.

It is an affront to New Zealand’s democracy, and to our long held right and proud tradition of peaceful protest at sea.
Sign on to this statement now to make a stand in defense of the right to protest at sea.

Here's the full legal opinion (PDF) and some additional context (PDF).

These People & Groups Who Signed the Statement

George Armstrong, Founder Peace Squadron
Rt. Hon. Geoffrey Palmer QC
Peter Williams QC
Rikirangi Gage, Te Whanau-a-Apanui
Sir Ngatata Love
Dame Anne Salmond
Jeanette Fitzsimons
Bryan Gould, Former Chancellor of Waikato University
Lucy Lawless
WWF-New Zealand
Forest and Bird
Coal Action Network Aotearoa
Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki
Peace Movement Aotearoa
NZ Council of Trade Unions, Helen Kelly
Sustainability Council, Simon Terry
Amnesty International NZ


Please add your name as well - go here

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



9 April 2013

EW 2011 Photoshoot with Lucy Extra Photos

Image635010898627473138When this photoshoot was first seen in the EW Magazine January 2012 issue, it caused quite a sensation. Now check out the additional photos which were posted on tumblr and are also available from from the photographer's site.


Click here to view the images 

Click here to order the images


Click here if you want to read the article from EW Magazine January 2012 Issue)


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



9 April 2013

In Pod We Trust Greenpeace Blog

lucyprotestThis is an interesting blog on the Greenpeace site from Jessica Wilson that featured Lucy

Every couple of months, something bizarre happens at work that convinces me I must have one of the strangest jobs on the planet.

And these moments often come in the form of a question.

Questions like, “Did One Direction’s tweet just break our website?” (Sure did.); or, “Do you think you could ask Lucy Lawless if she minds dressing up as Lady Justice when she scales Shell’s Arctic oil rig?” (In the end she stuck to a t-shirt and her climbing harness, but not before she dug out all kinds of costumes from her tickle trunk and we made a day of it.); or just last week, “Do you reckon we can make it to the North Pole in time to meet the Arctic Council when we’re there?” (So far, it’s looking good.)

So when my boss came to us and asked, “How do we take three million Arctic defenders and plant them on the seabed below the North Pole?” well, we didn’t even flinch.

Read more of the blog

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



8 April 2013

Lucy Tweet Archived for March 2013

Image635010024600510526Lucy's tweets for March 2013 have been archived in the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Messages & Tweets Section. You will also find archived tweets from February - December 2012 and January to Feb 2013


- March 2013
- February 2013
- January 2013


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



6 April 2013

Top of the Lake Episode 5 Episode Still #2 with Lucy

Here's the second episode still from Top of the Lake Episode 5 with Lucy


Family dinner with Johnno Mitcham (Thomas M. Wright); Turangi (Calvin Tuteao); Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss); Bob Platt’s window, Carolyn (Lucy Lawless) and Robin’s mother, Jude (Robyn Nevin). - Photo Credit: Parisa Taghizadeh


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



6 April 2013

Red Alert Time: Vote For Xena: Who is the Bravest One of All!

Seriously? Xena is going to lose out to some animated character? Really? I think not.

What's wrong with this picture? Everything. Go and vote to reverse the bars!

Who’s the bravest one of all?

An ordinary person in extraordinary circumstances. The guy or gal who hangs on one minute longer than everyone else, who gives his or her life to something bigger than oneself. The main character. The good guy. The one we root for until the bitter end and cheer with in victory after overcoming all odds. Here are 64 of our favorite protagonists from science fiction and fantasy, pitted head-to-head over six rounds to determine one thing: Who’s the bravest one of all?




5 April 2013

Top 10 Reasons We Love Lucy + Episode Still from Top of the Lake


The official Sundance site is showing some Lucy love by having a slideshow of Top 10 Reasons We Love Lucy (Lawless) and the official Top of the Lake Facebook page has released an episode still from Episode 5.

5. Caroline Platt, Top of the Lake

Lucy Lawless humbly Tweeted that viewers “may not recognize [her]” in her role as Caroline Platt, but we beg to disagree. Remember what we said about Lawless stealing the show wherever she goes? While her time on screen may be brief, this quiet, subdued, but determined woman wants to get to the bottom of something that’s been troubling her, and she knows just who to turn to for help. She might not have the flash and outsized personality many of us associate with Lawless roles, but don’t mistake that for thinking Caroline Platt is weak.

Click here to read all 10

Don't miss Lucy Lawless in Episode 5 of TOP OF THE LAKE, airing Monday April 8 at 10pm (US Only)



4 April 2013

Spartacus Vengeance Trading Cards - Additional Lucretia Scans

The Spartacus Trading Cards have been released and four additional cards have Lucy / Lucretia mentions.
Andrea scanned them:






That's in addition to the following cards:



3 April 2013

AUSXIP Charity Auction Update - Payments and Donations Received as of 3 April

Starship has been inundated with money. This is a good thing! Let's give them some extra work especially after the Easter break. I'm sure Jenni at Starship will love that <g>

Starship has sent the spreadsheet of payments received and it makes for some happy reading.

If you have paid between 28 March to 3 April (morning), your payment has been received. I will process the spreadsheet and match it to our one and then shipping of the items will begin. The matchup should be completed by the end of the week.

Special thanks to those who donated without winning. Much appreciated!

If you won an item and have received an email (please check your spam folder) or contact me on feedback @

How to Pay For Your Auction Item | Donate Without Bidding



2 April 2013

Top of the Lake Episode 5 Preview with Lucy Lawless

Lucy was NOT in Episode 4 (at least I didn't see her) but she is in Episode 5 (the preview of the episode features Lucy). For those who are watching the mini-series, watch for a "what the hell" moment when Carolyn Platt is talking to Robyn. My first reaction was...what? Did someone forget the storyline? Either that on the events happened way before the events in Episode 1 which doesn't make sense or there's a deleted scene. Very interesting.


Top of the Lake Episode 5

Directed by Jane Campion with Garth Davis
Written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee

Despite her mother's concerns, Robin's passionate affair with Tui's half-brother Johnno intensifies and complicates.