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27 April 2009


Lucy Mention in A Report of Night of 100 Stars

Written by Mrs Marci Weiner who was "seated next to New Zealand stunner, Lucy Lawless" at Night of 100 Stars on 21 February 2009.

She calls herself "fortunate" and judging from her words she really felt that way.

Here is the link
The blog entry is dated March 16, and there is also a beautiful photo attached.  (A pic of Kevin Sorbo, too.)

Many thanks to Adi and Barbara Davies for the news


1993 Lucy Photoshoot - New Scan
In 1993, Lucy had a series of photos taken by Michael Willison. Just added a fourth photo to the gallery. Roger scanned the photo which appeared in a kiwi magazine - not sure which one or the date (and if someone knows please let me know).

Click here to view the images

Chat about this on AUSXIP Talking Xena - Lucy Chat



26 April 2009


Bitch Slap Premiere at Cannes

The site Michael Hurst Now has posted the news that Bitch Slap will have it's premiere at the film market in Cannes on 16 May 2009.

many thanks to Barbara Davies for the news




25 April 2009

Lucy is a Twittering? Alas No...

Twitter seems to be all the rage these days and stars are popping up on there sharing their thoughts and stuff. It seems there is a Lucy Lawless on Twitter. It's not our Lucy. Lucy doesn't do twitter.

Barbara Davies checked with Sharon Delaney and has confirmed it (many thanks Barbara). The Lucy Lawless on Twitter is a fake. If you are in the mood and want to have a bit of a giggle you can go on Twitter and follow the Fake Lucy



23 April 2009

Bitch Slap News and Lucy Mention
America Olivo is interviewed about her role on Bitch Slap on the iconversesicon site and she mentions Lucy and Renee:

America Olivo talks about Bitch Slap

...Lucy (Lawless) and Renee (O’Connor) were hilarious! I loved seeing them in such a different role from what they’re used to. They are brilliant comedians. Lucy helped me with some of the comedic beats of that scene. It’s always a pleasure to learn from great actors. The same goes for working with Michael (Hurst). It was like a master class everyday on set with him.

...We are going to Cannes in a few weeks to present the film and we will hear shortly after our presentation what the plans are for its release.

Read full interview

News contributed by Barbara Davies



BSG DVD News - Full Series DVD
TVShowsOnDVD has now posted news about the release of the complete series of Battlestar Galactica abd Season 4.5

Here are some of the extras:


    • U-CONTROL: Universal's exclusive signature feature puts viewers one click away from going deeper into the making of the film without ever leaving the movie.
      • THE ORACLE: An interactive guide including ships and characters.
      • BATTLESTAR ACTUAL: A glossary of all the unique Battlestar Galactica terms.
      • WHAT THE FRAK HAPPENED TO YOU? Explore the history and connections of your favorite characters through video clips and relevant facts.
    • BD-LIVE: Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers, and more!
      • BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ULTIMATE BATTLE: Players can battle their friends as Colonials or Cylons using strategy and luck to achieve victory.
    • MY SCENES: Pick your favorite scenes from the film to create your own video montage.
    • THE MUSICIANS BEHIND DAYBREAK: Composer Bear McCreary interviews and explains how many unique musicians have contributed the show and specifically the series finale, Daybreak.

    • EXTRAS
      • EVOLUTION OF A CUE: Composer, Bear McCreary takes us step by step through his process of creating the music of Battlestar Galactica.
      • What the Frak is Going On With Battlestar Galactica?: A recap of Battlestar Galactica's first three thrilling seasons - in only eight minutes!
      • ...AND THEY HAVE A PLAN: What do they mean every episode when the opening sequence on the Cylons states "And They Have A Plan?" All will be revealed in the upcoming movie The Plan.
      • THE JOURNEY ENDS: THE ARRIVAL: Battlestar Galactica has traveled full circle. The journey has concluded never to be revisited. But how did we arrive at the end?
      • A LOOK BACK
        • SO SAY WE ALL: Executive Producer Ron Moore and the cast and crew reveal their personal insights on Battlestar Galactica.
        • MANIFESTO DESTINY: It all began with this manifesto. Why was it written and what was the response?
        • BATTLE-STYLE GALACTICA: Those behind the camera delve into their approach to visual style of Battlestar Galactica.
        • MARTYR TO A CAUSE: As the only actor to appear in both the original and reimagined series, Richard Hatch offers his unique perspective on Battlestar Galactica.
        • THE SINS OF THE FORGIVEN: Insights on the curious religious aspects of Battlestar Galactica.
        • BATTLESTAR REVELATIONS: Firsthand accounts from those on the Battlestar for the past five years.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE COMPLETE SERIES BONUS FEATURES: For detailed information on Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series on Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD including episodes, bonus content, box art, stills and more, please visit Universal Studios Home Entertainment's publicity site.

Click here to view the entire article

News contributed by LB








More from Pork Pie Mini Fundraiser
Here's anothe great pic of Lucy from Goodbye Pork Pie Mini Car Fun Run 2009 Starship Fundraiser.

Click here to view larger pic

For more pics / links visit the Goodbye Pork Pie Mini Car Fun Run Lucy section

News contributed by Barbara Davies



22 April 2009




It's Official - No Xena Movie...
Well we all kind of figured this was going to happen (or more to the point not happen) but now Rob has confirmed it. There will be NO Xena movie (at least not with Lucy and Renee in the roles).
Brent  Hartinger interviewed Rob and sent me a note to alert me to his interview.

Posted on 21 April 2009 by Brent Hartinger, Editor

Rob Tapert, the co-creator of television’s Xena: Warrior Princess, has given up hope that there will ever be a feature film version of the classic show, at least not any time soon or starring series leads Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor.

“It’s something that just won’t happen,” Tapert told in an exclusive interview. “I don’t think it’s going to happen for Lucy and Renee. In twenty years or ten years, in some amount of years, like McGyver, like Charlie’s Angels, it [could] happen like that [with other actresses].”

Click here to read full article






Possible Upcoming Lucy Interview
Barbara Davies wrote to NZ OnScreen asking whether they have considered doing an interview with Lucy, and have received the following reply. Keep your fingers crossed this comes to pass, peeps!  :)
 ---- forwarded message follows ----
  Hi Barbara
Thanks for your feedback - it's great to hear that the interviews are being enjoyed  :)   
 We do have Lucy on our list to interview for ScreenTalk, we're just waiting for a convenient break in her schedule to make it happen!
 Please do continue to visit the site and check out the new content.



20 April 2009




Lucy on The L Word - Interrogation Tape #7
Showtime has added the Alice interrogation tape. Sgt Duffy has a really weird way of getting to the bottom of who killed Jenny.

click here to view
News submitted by Barbara Davies





Starship Site Update on Mini Fundraiser
Starship's official site has an update on the Goodbye Pork Pie Mini Event. The event raised $116,000:

Joined by 37 teams, each pledging to raise money for Starship, the run took place over Easter beginning in Kaitaia and finishing in Invercargill – just as it did in the 1981 film.
A staggering $116,000 has been raised from the event and will be put towards two Tissue Oxygen Monitors for Starship's Intensive Care Unit which treats critically ill children from around the country. These monitors measure essential oxygen levels in the brain, kidney and digestive tract helping medical staff to keep a close watch on patient's vital oxygen levels during surgery and to determine the correct course of treatment.
Click here to read full article



19 April 2009




New Lucy Photos - Goodbye Pork Pie Mini Event
On 10 April 2009, Lucy attended the celebration of the Mini's 50th birthday in New Zealand. - The aim was to raise $100,000 for the Starship Foundation.

The Mini is celebrating it's 50th birthday with one of our famous films. Mini enthusiasts all over the country are paying tribute to the British cult car by emulating "Goodbye Pork Pie".

Four pictures of Lucy are now available on the Flickr site. Check them out.

Two more pics of Lucy are located here and here

Discuss these pics on AUSXIP Talking Xena - Lucy Chat

News contributed by Barbara Davies and Chris



16 April 2009




Bitch Slap Movie To Premiere at Cannes
[According to this website, which is aimed at industry professionals, Bitch Slap will have its premiere at Cannes (which is 13 - 24 May 2009). This chimes with the comment Julia Voth made in her recent Examiner interview. No confirmation from anywhere else yet, though.]


Genre : Action/Adventure

Country(ies) : USA
Language(s) : ENGLISH

Director(s) : Rick JACOBSON
Cast : Julia VOTH, Erin CUMMINGS, America OLIVO, Michael HURST, Lucy LAWLESS, Zoe BELL
Producer(s) : Rick JACOBSON, Eric GRUENDEMANN

Market status
CAN Screening (Premiere)

Market History : Cannes 2009 (Premiere)

Production Schedule
Year of production : 2009

News contributed by Barbara Davies





AUSXIP Auction Final Tally

Hi folks,

I have to say I am beyond stoked about this figure - I'm thrilled to tiny little bits that in this economic tough time, people have been so generous with their time, their money and their willingness to give for the greater good.

I've just received the final figure from Starship together with the ROC Outreach Fund and Adrienne's charity.

The figure comes to $18,165.24

Last year we raised $16,173.86 which is an increase of $1992!

I want to take the time to thank my two sidekicks - Roger and Christa for their hard work in shipping everything out and the support they have given me throughout the auction. I'm so proud of them and also proud of this fandom. Thank you also goes to those who came up to me at the last convention or emailed and gave me items or offered their help and in particular Julie Eaton, Kim Manrique, Mesh & Bev,  KG MacGregor, Val Foster, Barbara Bruno, Marilyn Edwards, Tiger and Tracy. Hopefully I haven't forgotten anyone. You guys rock.

I also want to take the time to thank our Xena alumni who took the time to make this auction even more special: Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, Adrienne Wilkinson, Katherine Fugate, Steven Sears, Melissa Good and Simone Lahbib (who isn't a Xena alumni but took the time to help out and has been adopted as one).

Thank you everyone!







New Lucy Photos from Soca Gallery
New photos of Lucy at the Soca Gallery on 26 November 2008 where she was bidding on her own portrait (which was sold to her for $10,000). Check out Lucy's cheeky grin and a couple more photos (you can also buy the images from The A List store). There are three photos in all - one on the main gallery page and you can purchase the other two.

Click here to view

Chat about this topic AUSXIP Talking Xena - Lucy Chat

Many thanks to Adi and Barbara Davies for the news





Battlestar Galactica DVD News
The following is from TVshowsonDVD site which has info about the upcoming show Caprica. It also has info about the release of BSG 4.5 DVD release and for the complete series:

One is a straight-on look at the DVD packaging for Battlestar Galactica - The Complete Series, including a Cylon Centurion action figure which apparently comes with the set. Next is an angled look at the same item. Finally is a shot of the individual season and half-season sets that make up the package for The Complete Series, which the trailer points out is sold separately. Noticeably abset from that last shot? A look at the packaging for the separate Battlestar Galactica - Season 4.5 DVD set, which hasn't been formally announced by the studio yet, either, but is generally expected to be available on the same July 28th release date.

As we've already reported, the Season 4.5 and The Complete Series releases are meant to include additional scenes not seen anywhere before, as well as new bonus material. The Complete Series will also include Razor, of course (as well each of the various webisode runs); the Caprica trailer apparently confirms all of this. Here are a look at those four screen captures; stay tuned for updates and further developments!

Click here to read the full report



15 April 2009




Lucy in Locusts PR Photos
Rex Features has 24 new promo pics of Lucy in the 2005 TV movie Locusts.

LOCUSTS!, Sunday, April 24 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT CBS), stars Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess," "Tarzan") in a thriller about of a deadly breed of bioengineered locusts that form multiple swarms, covering thousands of square miles, creating a new and unimaginable threat to the United States.

Lucy's starring role is as Dr. Maddy Rierdon a  USDA voracious insect expert. Dr. Rierdon's having serious problems with her marriage, but there are more important things bugging her, things like a deadly breed of bioengineered locusts that are capable of covering thousands of miles and destroying everything in the path. They're three times larger than normal locusts and they can reproduce at a rate ten times greater than normal locusts, so it's up to Dr. Riedon and her task force to save her marriage and save the world.

Click here to view the Promo Pics

Click here to view screencaptures/video from the movie


Chat about this topic on AUSXIP Talking Xena - Lucy Chat

News contributed by Barbara Davies



14 April 2009




Lucy and Rob Attend Cherry Orchard Play
Lucy and Rob attended the opening of the Cherry Orchard play - 11 April 2009

The NZ Herald Blog mentions Lucy and Rob (and shock horror they moved seats!)

Lucy Lawless looked stunning in a sexy bob accessorised by her lovely hubby Rob Tapert. They drew whispers after the show's interval when the Hollywood couple jumped two rows to empty seats to be nearer to the stage.

Buy the Lucy and Rob photo from the NZ Herald Pix Site - do a search for Lucy Lawless.

Read more of the blog which also mentions other Xena alumni in attendance and the newest cast member for Spartacus.

Discuss this on AUSXIP Talking Xena - Lucy Chat

News submitted by Barbara Davies





SciFi Now Magazine Issue 26 Lucy in BSG
SciFi Now Magazine Issue 26 has a review of the last Battlestar Galactica episode with Lucy "Sometimes A Great Notion". Please note it contains spoilers if you haven't seen the episode yet.

Click here to view scan and read the review

More about Lucy in Battlestar Galactica - Videos and Screencaptures

Discuss this article on AUSXIP Talking Xena - Lucy Chat



13 April 2009




The L Word Interrogation Tapes #6
On the plus side, there's lots more of Lucy in this tape that the previous ones combined.

Check it out here



12 April 2009




Chicago Tribune - Xena's Newest Mission
chicagotribune.jpg Xena's Newest Mission - Chicago Tribune
5 April 2009

Lucy Lawless Going Back to Old Times in "Spartacus"
Article about Lucy's involvement in the show and the role she has been cast in.

Added scan of the article.

Click here to view





BSG Prop Auction - D'anna Biers Items

The second Battlestar Galactica Live Auction, presented by Propworx, is coming to Auction Network May 8-10, 2009. The three day event features nearly 1000 lots of props, costumes and set pieces from this award-winning series.


Item # 85 – D'Anna's Outfit from "Revelations" and "Sometimes a Great Notion"

Outfit worn by D'Anna Biers upon being resurrected and later discovering the remains of the nuked Cylon civilization on Earth. This is the last costume worn by D'Anna's character in the series. Consists of a small pewter leather jacket, medium black T-shirt, size 8 black pants, and size 41 leather thigh boots.
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600

Item # 86 – D'Anna's White Bathrobe from "The Hub"

Medium bathrobe worn by D'Anna Biers immediately after her resurrection and, later, when she is brought back to the rebel Cylon baseship by Helo and a Sharon in Season Four's "The Hub." A pair of hero black leather, European size 41 slip-ons are included.
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600

Item # 510 – D'Anna's Recording Device

Digital Recording Device D'Anna uses to interview the crew for her documentary. Includes Galactica Media Access Pass. From Season Two's "Final Cut."
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600

Item # 511 – D'Anna's Carry-on Bag

The carry-on bag D'Anna has with her while shuttling from Colonial One to the Galactica aboard a Raptor with Adama and Cameraman Bell. From Season Two's "Final Cut."
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600

Item # 512 – D'Anna's Sketch Pad - Hero Version

Set of drawings D'Anna is sketching of the final five Cylons aboard the Cylon basestar when Baltar enters her room and tries to sneak a peek. Photocopy sketches on various sized charcoal paper. Has charcoal marks where D'Anna pretended to be sketching. Measures 18.5" x 11.75".
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,000

News contributed by Barbara Davies



11 April 2009




NZ TV Guide 14 April - Lawless In Miami
LAWLESS IN MIAMI - New Zealand TV Guide -  14 April 2009
Scanned by Calli 

New Zealand actor Lucy Lawless is famous for her role as butt-kicking madam Xena Warrior Princess but she plays a madam of different kind in the hit crime-fighting drama CSI Maimi, as  TV Guide's Andy Wallace discovered.

Click here to view scans
Chat about the article on AUSXIP Talking Xena Lucy Chat





Flight of the Conchords in Canada
Many thanks to Manon for the following news:

While watching TV, I just learned that HBO Canada will finally present the series Flight of the Conchords. In fact, season 2 has already begun, but fortunately for me (and for those who didn't know) Lucy's episode has not aired yet. Here's the info I found on their website:
Flight Of The Conchords 2: Ep. 8 - NewZealandTown
May. 18 - 9:35AM ET / MT
May. 20 - 1:00AM ET / MT
May. 20 - 10:15PM ET / MT
May. 22 - 12:15PM ET / MT
May. 22 - 9:25PM ET / MT






Vote for Lucy - AfterEllen Poll
Posted on - Hot 100.

It's time for The Hot 100 again! Time to tell the world who lesbian and bi women think are sexy — because even with all the increased visibility we've had in the last decade, heterosexual men and women still dominate the discussion about who and what is attractive, online, on TV, and in magazines like People and Maxim.

Which makes creating this list not only fun, but a little bit revolutionary.

In the form below, you can submit your nominations for the 10 women you think are the hottest women on the planet. They can be gay or straight, young or old, and of any race or nationality — basically, any woman who turns you on. The woman with the most votes will be No. 1, the woman with the second highest number of votes will be No. 2, and so on down the list (which means it doesn't matter in what order you list the names in the form).

Voting will stay open for two weeks until April 24th, and then we'll publish the results on Monday, May 11th. To keep you entertained in between, we'll feature one of the 100 on the blog each weekday from April 27th to May 8th, and you can guess where she landed on the list.

This year, you can also submit nominees for companion lists in the following categories: 10 Hottest Out Lesbian/Bi Women, 10 Hottest Women of Color, and 10 Hottest Women Over 40. And yes, you can nominate someone for more than one list. To submit up to 5 nominees in each of these separate polls just click on the relevant icon (before or after completing your Hot 100 submissions below):

Click here for more and how to vote




10 April 2009




Xena Episode Stills - Season 1 Episode 1
Season 1 Episode 1: Sins of the Past.

What a great start to a great show - we meet Xena, reformed warlord and ex girlfriend of Hercules out on her path of redemption and Gabrielle, young, naive village girl...out to follow the former warlord no matter what.

Click here for the images | Click here to read the review

Discuss this on AUSXIP Talking Xena - Xena Chat





Lucy at Mini's 50th Birthday Starship Event
Lucy was scheduled to attend the celebration of the Mini's 50th birthday in New Zealand according to this site - The aim is to raise $100,000 for the Starship Foundation.

The Mini is celebrating it's 50th birthday with one of our famous films. Mini enthusiasts all over the country are paying tribute to the British cult car by emulating "Goodbye Pork Pie".

A 37-strong convoy of old and new Minis left Kaitaia this afternoon, traveling south and arriving in Invercargill on Tuesday. Stop-overs and festivities planned along the way include open air cinemas and a special guest appearance by Lucy Lawless. The aim is to raise $100,000 for the Starship Foundation.

There's a twitter feed from some participants in the Porkpie mini run here. They have reached Taupo, so I would think Lucy's done her guest appearance by now:

News contributed by Barbara Davies



9 April 2009




How Lucy Was Cast As Mother Superior
Sharon has posted a behind the scenes video from the 2009 Xena Convention of Rick Jacobson. Rick talks about the making of Bitch Slap and how Lucy was cast as a nun.

Check it out here






Spartacus News and Casting of Batiatus
johnhannah.jpg Scottish actor John Hannah has been cast in the role of Lucy's "husband" Batiatus on Spartacus according to The Official Xena Fan Club Page.

Check out John Hannah's Wiki page

and John Hannah Dot Net - a fan site for John




8 April 2009




War With No Guns Documentary Update

Sharon has confirmed that Lucy will be doing this documentary as reported on 31 March 2009. Check out the message Sharon has posted on the Official Xena Fan Club Page

The following was posted here on 31 March 2009 about an upcoming chat with the filmmaker for the documentry:

War with No Guns – director William Watson
Documentary – feature, currently in production

In the documentary War With No Guns narrator Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess”) asks a simple question; In an age of civil war and conflict how do we create lasting peace? To answer one of the world’s most burning questions we will journey to Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea and revisit New Zealand’s entry into the Pacific’s most brutal civil war. In an unprecedented example of peacekeeping, a multinational force, led by New Zealand, chose to leave their guns behind and instead bring guitars and hakas (New Zealand Maori war dance) as their weapons of choice. War With No Guns looks at the fascinating story of how a war was fought without guns, by an army who united the people to peace.

Check out the official site

Talk about this upcoming documentary on AUSXIP Talking Xena - Lucy Chat




7 April 2009




The L Word Interrogation Tape - #5
I think we are up to #5 and I tell you I wouldn't have added a link to it but it does have Lucy..well her voice and her stomach/elbow.
That's about it. It's really such a criminal waste of Lucy's talent to get her on this show and not use her. What an absolute waste. The producers/writers should be investigated for lack of common sense!

Click here to watch the clip



4 April 2009




Lucy Mention in Bedtime Stories Interview
Bedtime Stories Interview Q&A with Adam Shankman on the LI Kids site contains the following Q&A about Lucy

QUESTION: Why cast Lucy Lawless?

ADAM SHANKMAN: When she auditioned she came in wearing this crazy red wig. She was hysterical. One day near the end of the movie when we were shooting the blowing up of the school, she was bored. All of a sudden, I looked up during the filming of a crowd scene and there was Lucy in a hat and sunglasses, walking around with the extras. She always added such fun stuff. There is a lot of stuff with Lucy and Guy that was cut out of the movie, but I hope it will be on the DVD. It was so funny! They had this crazy relationship in the movie.

Read full interview






Bedtime Stories Lucy Interview Transcript
The following transcript was posted on the website:

New Zealander Lucy Lawless became an international television icon in the 1990s as the apparently fearless star of Xena: Warrior Princess. The part seemed tailor made for the athletic actress who’d originally intended to be an opera singer (until she’d discovered that opera singers follow a strict diet and can’t stay out all night), yet after 134 episodes Lawless called it a day and has spent most of the last few years raising her three children: Daisy, 19; Julius, 9; and Judah, 6.

“Now my kids are relinquishing me and I’m ready to go back to work,” Lawless says with a laugh.

The actress dipped her toe in the water with a guest starring part in the last two seasons of Battlestar Galactica and has now been cast in her first major film role in recent years. Bedtime Stories is a Disney family comedy starring Adam Sandler and, alongside Lawless, a cast which also includes Courtney Cox, Keri Russell, fast-rising British comic Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, and Australian actor Guy Pearce.

Read the Interview

news contributed by Barbara Davies



3 April 2009




New Lucy Convention Video - Spartacus Mention

Sharon Delaney has posted a video clip from the recent 2009 Xena Convention in Los Angeles where Lucy was asked if she was going to be on Spartacus. Lucy told the fans that she was and there was A LOT of nudity. She seemed to indicate that Rob wasn't happy with her taking on the role. As is Lucy's way, she's acting out the whole reading of the script and telling the fans about the show.

Check out the video on the Official Xena Fan Club Page



2 April 2009

Spartacus - AfterEllen Style...
Barbara Davies reports in and says: After Ellen have gone a bit doolally and come up with casting for an all-female version of Spartacus. Lucy is Spartacus and Renee is a slave girl Varinia who falls in love with her. LOL Judi Dench and Sigourney Weaver are in there too!

Check it out



1 April 2009

Lucy Mention From L Word Convention in Paris

Rachel Shelley from The L Word was at a fan convention in Paris on 28 March and was asked a question about Lucy's involvement on The L Word. Rachel does a Lucy impression (and claims it's an Aussie accent..not that I wouldn't mind claiming Lucy as an Aussie).
Many thanks to Barbara and Sara for the link!

Click here to watch!



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