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31 August 2016

Kiwi Stars’ Kitchen Confessions Featuring Lucy’s I-hate-cooking frittata Recipe NZ Woman’s Weekly 30 August 2016

Lucy has donated a frittata recipe to a new New Zealand book “Cooking 4 Change” which was released on 26 August in New Zealand. The NZ Woman’s Weekly featured Lucy as part of the book promotion and included her “The I-hate-cooking frittata”

Kiwi stars' kitchen confessions

Kiwi stars Sam Neill, Hilary Barry and Lucy Lawless let Erin Simpson in on their kitchen secrets.

Image636082649016938984NZ Woman’s Weekly
30 August 2016

Erin and her team went to great lengths to get Lucy Lawless’s delicious “I hate cooking” frittata recipe.

Going to Lucy’s home to shoot her for the book required a very quick change of plans, Erin explains.

“We were shooting with [women’s Black Sticks captain] Kayla Whitelock down in Palmerston North, and then Lucy calls us, ‘Yup, I can do it! See you tomorrow in Auckland at 11.30.’”

After Erin and the crew shared a brief moment of panic, they hatched a plan to get back up to Auckland in time. After all, it was Lucy Lawless, and Erin and Dick had been trying to find a time for her to cook her recipe for weeks and weeks.

“We were like, ‘Oh, okay! Well, if Lucy can do it then, then we’ll make it happen!’ So we ditched the rental car we were supposed to drive back up in, all booked flights and made it to her place on time the next day. And she was absolutely lovely! It was so worth it.”


The I-hate-cooking frittata


Serves 2
- 6 eggs
- Milk, for mixing
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Oil or butter, for cooking
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- Small bunch silverbeet, stalks removed and leaves finely chopped
- 50g creamy goat’s cheese, crumbled
- Anything else you have to hand that you’d like to add, for example chopped leftover cooked potatoes, ham and/or capsicum etc (optional)
- 2 tomatoes, sliced or handful cherry tomatoes, halved
- Handful grated tasty cheese
- Green salad, to serve
1 Place the eggs in a bowl with a splash of milk and season with salt and pepper. Beat together and set aside.
2 Heat some oil or melt some butter in a large frypan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for a couple of minutes, then add the silverbeet and cook, stirring, until soft.
3 Preheat the grill. Reduce heat to medium and add the egg mixture. Cook for about 3 minutes, then add the goat’s cheese and any other ingredients you want to add, if using.
4 Top with the tomatoes. Once the frittata is starting to gel on the sides and pulling away from the pan a little bit, you will know it’s time to add the tasty cheese and pop it under the preheated grill.
5 Watch it carefully! The frittata should start to puff up and the grated cheese will go golden brown.
6 When it’s perfectly done, take it out and leave to cool a little before cutting it – if you cut it too soon, it will deflate like a soufflé. Serve it with a green salad.

Cooking 4 Change was released on August 26. Available from or selected bookstores. RRP $49.99.


For more about the book – check out the following links

  • What is the book About
  • Which Charities Will Benefit
  • Lucy’s Recipe In The Book
  • How To Help / Where To Buy
  • Press Release
  • Official Sites-



    26 August 2016

    Lucy Inspired Recipe in Cooking 4 Change Book Released 26 August 2016

    Lucy has donated a frittata recipe to a new New Zealand book “Cooking 4 Change” which is due to be released on 26 August.



    Image636078239320622023WHAT IS THE BOOK ABOUT?

    We put 101 Kiwi celebrities, their favourite recipes, the heartfelt stories behind them, and some awesome design from iconic artist Dick Frizzell into a (completely metaphorical) mixing bowl and came up with the incredible Cooking 4 Change Cookbook.






    Profits from the sales go to four hardworking local charities, and support the Cooking 4 Change Foundation in their mission to get access to good food for everyone and create a world without hunger.



    Image636078240972615334Lucy Lawless has a frittata recipe that will turn the meekest amongst us into a Warrior Princess! Check it out in the awesome#cooking4c cookbook coming to a book shop near you from August 26th







    1. You can buy the book

    New Zealand



    2. You can donate on their website



    Cooking 4 Change: Famous Kiwis Want Your Help

    Thursday, 14 May 2015, 11:37 am
    Press Release: Hustle and Bustle

    Cooking 4 Change: Famous Kiwis Want Your Help to Kickstart NZ Celebrity Charity Cookbook

    It’s no secret that Kiwis love a home cooked meal - and New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell’s latest project will see some of the country’s most-loved celebrities share their all-time favourite dishes to raise money for local charities.

    The project, Cooking 4 Change, features a multitude of famous Kiwis on board to share two signature dishes. 101 celebrities have put up their hand to be part of the project, including Hilary Barry, Tiki Taane, Robyn Malcolm, Sam Neill and Stan Walker – just to name a few.

    All profits raised from the sale of Cooking 4 Change books, available June 2016, will be donated to longstanding and respected charities Auckland City Mission, Paw Justice, The Starship Foundation, and Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.

    “As a lover of making art accessible - and a good home-cooked meal - I wanted to find a way to give back to some of our hardest-working charities, as well as create an iconic cookbook at the same time,” Dick says, “But we are going to need some help to get the idea off the ground.”

    To bring the project to life, the Cooking 4 Change team want to invite New Zealanders to be a part of the journey by becoming a Kickstarter campaign ‘backer’.

    A Cooking 4 Change Kickstarter campaign will kick off on Thursday 14 May 2015 with the aim of raising $28,000 to cover production costs including photography, design, printing and writing.

    Backers will receive rewards ranging from acknowledgement in the book to tea towels, aprons, t-shirts, limited edition Dick Frizzell prints and the opportunity to meet Dick himself in his studio.

    In true New Zealand style, Cooking 4 Change is a project that will showcase the amazing results Kiwis can achieve when we all work together – as well as 202 tried-and-tested recipes from our most-loved celebrities.

    “The point is not to create an elaborate, gourmet cookbook that everyone will drool over but never have the ingredients or time to make - but to offer a diverse selection of food that real New Zealanders know and love,” Dick Frizzell says.

    “We want Cooking 4 Change to reflect New Zealand’s diversity in flavour, people and personality, and have pride of place on Kiwi bookshelves for many years to come,” he continues.

    Cooking 4 Change cookbooks will be available to purchase for RRP $59 from Whitcoulls, The Warehouse and other New Zealand book retailers in June 2016.

    From Thursday, Kiwis can donate to the Kickstarter campaign at


    About Cooking for Change:
    Cooking for Change is a New Zealand cookbook that will bring together 101 of New Zealand’s favourite personalities to share their favourite signature dishes and raise money for selected longstanding New Zealand charities Paw Justice, Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand, Starship Foundation and Auckland City Mission. The project is the brainchild of celebrated New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell, who is well known for his love of both turning everyday objects into works of art and good quality home cooking. He asked 101 New Zealand celebrities to share two of their favourite dishes in their own kitchens to create New Zealand’s very first celebrity cookbook. To raise the funds needed to produce the cookbook, a Cooking for Change Kickstarter project will launch on Thursday 14 May 2015 with the aim of raising $28,000 for photography, film, design, writing and printing. The finished cookbook will be available to purchase from Whitcoulls, The Warehouse and other New Zealand bookstores in June 2016.

    Book Dimensions:
    · Ca. 450-500 pages
    · Dimensions: 260mm (H) x 200mm (W) – Portrait
    · Paper: 120gsm Golden Sun Woodfree
    · Hardback cover
    · Retail price: $59 (so worth it!)
    · Expected publishing date: June 2016 (If you choose a reward that contains a cookbook you don’t have to wait that long. You will receive exclusive updates including interviews, behind the scenes footage and photos every time we visit a celebrity).

    To join the conversation:



    24 August 2016

    New Promo Images of Lucy as Ruby in Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 2

    Here’s some new promo pics of Lucy as Ruby.

    For more about Lucy as Ruby Knowby in Ash Vs Evil Dead go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash Vs Evil Dead Subsite

    Click on the thumbnails to take you to the gallery

    Image636076289154390602 Ash vs. Evil Dead Key Art Shoot2016



    16 August 2016

    Ash vs Evil Dead Season 1 DVD and Blu-Ray August 23 Release

    ImagePress Release: July 18, 2016

    From the creators of The Evil Dead comes a new STARZ Original Series
    on Blu-ray and DVD August 23, 2016

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA (July 18, 2016) - Ash vs Evil Dead, the 10-episode half-hour STARZ Original series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead. The series is executive produced by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), Rob Tapert (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), and Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice, Oz the Great and Powerful, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness), the original filmmakers, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner.

    Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons - personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its Evil grip.

    The cast also includes Lucy Lawless as Ruby (Parks and Recreation, Spartacus franchise, Battlestar Galactica, Xena: Warrior Princess), a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar (In Time, Raising Hope, Dexter, Meet the Fockers), an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash's loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell (Impress Me, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas), a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones as Amanda Fisher (Sleepy Hollow, Girlfriends), a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner. With a suggested retail price of $49.99 for Blu-ray and $39.98 for DVD, Ash vs Evil Dead includes exclusive audio commentaries by Bruce Campbell and more!

    Ash Vs. Evil Dead Blu-ray
    Street Date: August 23, 2016
    Run Time: 294 mins.
    Rating: TV-MA
    SRP: $49.99
    Format: Blu-ray
    Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic
    Audio: Dolby True HD 7.1
    Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

    Ash Vs. Evil Dead DVD
    Street Date: August 23, 2016
    Run Time: 294 mins.
    Rating: TV-MA
    SRP: $39.98
    Format: DVD
    Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic
    Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
    Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

    Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading independent home entertainment company that acquires and releases a wide array of filmed entertainment in the theatrical and home entertainment markets, including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray and DVD formats. The company has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and RADiUS, among others. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment ( is a full service distributor in the North American market. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business,

    About Starz
    Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks (Starz Networks) and global content distribution (Starz Distribution), The Starz Networks operating unit is home to the flagship STARZ® brand with 24.0 million subscribers in the United States as of March 31, 2016, with the STARZ ENCORE network at 32.4 million subscribers. Through STARZ, the company provides high quality, entertaining premium subscription video programming with 17 premium pay TV channels and associated on-demand and online services. STARZ is sold through U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms. Starz offers subscribers more than 5,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films every year and up to 1,500 every month, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular movie and television programming. The Starz Distribution operating unit is home to the Anchor Bay Entertainment, Starz Digital, and Starz Worldwide Distribution divisions. In addition to STARZ Original series, Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires movies, television and other entertainment content for worldwide home video, digital, and television licensing and sales.



    15 August 2016

    The Best Live-Action TV Shows of the 90s - Xena Warrior Princess

    ImageThe Best Live-Action TV Shows of the 90s

    From: Collider

    Xena: Warrior Princess is a rollicking, ridiculous B-Movie transformed into an engaging quest for redemption for the titular warlord turned hero, and there’s a good reason it’s become an enduring cult series. Packed with all the over-the-top action, slapstick comedy, and scenery chewing you’d expect from a midnight movie, Xena holds up surprisingly well, thanks in no small part to creator Rob Tapert of Evil Dead fame, whose Renaissance Pictures (founded alongside none other than Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell) backed the series along with its sibling show, Hercules. With the strength of that behind-the-scenes creative support and a star-making lead performance from the ever-fabulous Lucy Lawless, Xena was able to back up a rich mythology and sometimes rather dark narrative with impressive production value and consistency.

    Xena also holds a special place in this writer’s heart as a pioneering piece of queer and feminist television, with lesbian subtext so thinly veiled it was basically just text. Casually groundbreaking and always entertaining, Xena is a funny, sexy, campy romp that regularly surprises with moments of resonant drama and moral teachings.



    6 August 2016

    High Resolution Ash Vs Evil Dead Promo Images

    Added two more high resolution promo images of Lucy as Ruby from Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 2.

    Size: 1800 x 1200

    Ash vs. Evil Dead Key Art Shoot2016

    Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 2016

    For more about Lucy as Ruby Knowby in Ash Vs Evil Dead go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash Vs Evil Dead Subsite



    2 August 2016

    Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 2 Hi Res Promo Images

    Added high resolution images via Star PR of Lucy as Ruby Knowby for Season 2 to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash Vs Evil Dead Galleries

    Click here to view



    For more about Lucy as Ruby Knowby in Ash Vs Evil Dead go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash Vs Evil Dead Subsite



    2 August 2016

    Lucy Photos from 2016 Summer TCA Getty Image Portrait Studio

    Lucy Lawless from Starz's 'Ash vs. Evil Dead' poses for a portrait at the 2016 Summer TCAs Getty Images Portrait Studio at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 27th, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Getty Images)




    For more about Lucy as Ruby Knowby in Ash Vs Evil Dead go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash Vs Evil Dead Subsite



    2 August 2016

    AP Images of Lucy at TCA 2016 Event

    AP Images has more pics of Lucy and the rest of the cast of Ash Vs Evil Dead (including Rob) at the TCA 2016 tour in Beverly Hills

    For more about Lucy as Ruby Knowby in Ash Vs Evil Dead go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash Vs Evil Dead Subsite








    2 August 2016

    Lucy at TCA2016–Getty Images

    Lucy attended the Television Critics Association Summer tour in Beverly Hills to promote Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 2. The TCA represents more than 200 professional journalists who cover television for publications across the United States and Canada.

    For more about Lucy as Ruby Knowby in Ash Vs Evil Dead go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash Vs Evil Dead Subsite

    Select thumbnail to view larger sizes



    2 August 2016

    Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 2 Premiere Date October 2


    Starz said today at TCA that the sophomore seasons of its original Ash vs. Evil Dead will premiere on October 2. An extended episode of Ash will start at 8 pm.

    The 10-episode Season 2 of Ash vs. Evil Dead sees Ash (Bruce Campbell) forced to leave his cushy retirement in Jacksonville, return to his hometown of Elk Grove, MI, and mount up once again to face the Evil Dead. This time, he’ll have to form an uneasy alliance with his former enemy Ruby (Lucy Lawless) as Elk Grove becomes the nucleus to the most dangerous horror Ash has faced.


    For more about Lucy as Ruby Knowby in Ash Vs Evil Dead go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash Vs Evil Dead Subsite