Lucy Lawless on
"Celebrity Duets"

Archived News...

22 October 2006

New Photos from Anne Pizotes

Daisy Lawless meeting fans 29 September 2006


Lucy meetings the fans and signing autographs and banner


Renee and Rob at the 28 September 2006 show (before the finale)



16 October 2006

Celebrity Duets Reviews

Reviews by Marion Miller

15 October 2006

Added 16 high resolution images from Celebrity Duets - these are HUGE and of course have Lucy in them.

For those with slower connections, the smaller images are on the Celebrity Duets Promos Section.

many thanks to LB for the images

Celebrity Duets

New Little Lucy Avatar

Celebrity Duets DVD News

For those interested in finding out if there will be a Celebrity Duets DVD, Mac sent the following from the Fox website - you can email them and let them know you are interested in seeing CD on DVD.

  • For more information on new and upcoming DVD or VHS releases, please email  or call 1-888-223-2FOX. You can always pre-order movies in advance at . All pre-ordered items will be billed and shipped on their respective street dates.


10 October 2006

Little Lucy Avatars

Added two new Little Lucy Avatars created by Charis - Little Lucy is wearing he outfits from the finale (including one from Tell Mama)


08 October 2006

Celebrity Duets Reviews

Interviews - Fox News 29 September 2006

Lucy was interviewed at the end of the finale by Fox News. Added video clip and screencaptures. Video contributed by Anne

Click here to download video clip and screencaptures



07 October 2006

Celebrity Duets Interviews

Geraldo At Large 10 September 2006
Lucy was interviewed after the 7th September 2006 Duets show about Duets.

Click here to download video clip and screencaptures

Lucy Lawless Celebrity Duets Charity Auction

The Lucy Lawless Celebrity Duets Costume Auction has closed for both costumes.
I am VERY happy to say that both costumes have been sold and the proceeds will be going to Starship directly. The amounts were:

Armenestra - $810
Pelia - $500

for a total of $1,310 USD which converts to $1,988 NZ$

Many thanks to Julie for being extremely generous and to the highest bidder OpusOne.


04 October 2006

Duets Finale Promo Pics

Little Lucy Avatars

01 October 2006


Hi folks,

In honour of Lucy's wonderful performance on Celebrity Duets (and even though she didn't win first prize, she won a whole lot more) Julie has donated TWO Xena costumes to be auctioned off for charity.

The charity chosen is something very dear to Lucy's heart and that is Starship.

100% of the winning bid will be donated directly to Starship (via their website) with the winner bidder paying postage to Julie. Both costumes are located in the US.


The Pelia costume is from the episode If The Shoe Fits.
It's when Lucy/Xena Pelia is dancing around Prince/Joxer/Ted. The costume is complete, shoes, jewelery etc.

It also has the original costumer tags, labels sewn in the costume, and a coa from It's A Wrap.

Donated by Julie. 100% of the winning bid will be sent directly to Starship. Bidder to pay postage.

The costume is in the US and will be posted from there.


The Armanestra costume was worn in the episode Between The Lines, when Xena was sent forward in time as the Mother of Peace to defeat Alti. It is also complete with the hat, and has Lucy labels and a Certificate of Authenticity from It's A Wrap.

Donated by Julie. 100% of the winning bid will be sent directly to Starship. Bidder to pay postage.

The costume is in the US and will be posted from there.

If you have any questions please email MaryD at


There's a new Lucy message on Lucy's site about her experiences on Duets, some insights and thanking the fans once again. Way cool. Click here to read

Celebrity Duets

Little Lucy Avatars


Celebrity Duets - PR Photos


30 September 2006

Now that was some show - I have nothing to compare Celebrity Duets with because I didn't watch reality tv (and I still won't unless Lucy is in them) but that was so great to see Lucy on the tv for 5 weeks straight twice a week! It was truly a team effort here at ausxip from the video clips, screencaptures, audio, reports, pictures, articles etc. One of the things I truly love about doing this site is that people are so willing to share their time and goodies. Thanks guys!

I absolutely LOVED Lucy's solo - it had shades of Tina Turner and Mick Jagger. Lucy looked like she was having so much fun.

Click over to the Celebrity Duets Episode 9 - Finale subsite to download video clips, screencaptures and audio files of the following:

  • Lucy Solo - Tell Mama
  • Lucy and everyone doing their Little Richard Impressions - too funny
  • Group Song #1- “Rock Around The Clock, The Twist and Good Golly Miss Molly - Lucy plus 7 singers with Little Richard singing and playing the piano
  • Group Song #2 - “Hard To Say I'm Sorry" - Lucy and the other 7 singers plus Marie singing with them and David on the piano.
  • The Finale Result - Alfonso, Hal and Lucy....and the winner is...


29 September 2006

The Duets finale video clips will be a bit later than usual but in the meantime enjoy the following interview from New Zealand:

Lucy Interview - Close Up (NZ) - 29 September 2006

Lucy was interview for the kiwi show Closeup on 29 September 2006. She talks about Celebrity Duets. Video was contributed by NZJester. Click here to download video clip


This just in - Dee Robinson's phone in report.

You know my phone has been seeing alot of action lately <g> Dee called me to relate her report - they were leaving the show and wanted to share their experiences! Yeay! With Dee was Gypsy and Vada - thanks guys!

Tonight's Show - The FINALE - As it Happens Blog...

*sigh* It's all over. For the finale, I got on the phone to Mesh and we were listening (well she was watching and I was listening). The phone cut out just as Wayne was going to annouce the winner, I hit redial, get through and Wayne is still doing his thing :)

Let me just say that Lucy Lawless is the winner here. The absolute winner. Doesn't matter if she didn't win the phone in vote; she won in other ways. Ways that will be apparent in months and years to come. LUCY LAWLESS ROCKS!

Congratulations to Alfonso - he is a great singer but more importantly congratulations to Lucy Lawless!  I am very proud to be a fan of this woman. Very proud indeed.

Onya Lucy!

*the picture was taken by Bev as I was on the phone to Mesh...."

Celebrity Duets

Was that something or what?! Wow. Absolutely WOW! Lucy was absolutely awesome! Having to sing with a icon like Bonnie Tyler and then to sing with Smokey Robinson again! I just LOVED her duet with Smokey - Lucy was relaxed, flirty and just so good!
She was amazing with Bonnie but the Smokey duet was just so perfect. Whatever happens today, Lucy won big time. Lucy fans worked their thumbs till it hurt - I think for the first time since this whole show started we started to get busy signals. Good on ya to all who voted and supported Lucy. Bravo to you all.

That's what Lucy fans do - they support Lucy <g>

Celebrity Duets

Video, Audio & Screencaptures Clips - Episode 8 - 28 September 2006

Lucy with Alfonso and Hal at the start of the show

Lucy singing with Smokey Robinson - Fly Me To The Moon

Lucy singing with Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart

Rob and Renee in the audience

There was a very brief glimpse of Rob and Renee in the audience as host Wayne Brady passes them.

Rob and Renee in the audience - video and screencaptures


New Lucy Site Update & Backstage Video

  • Lucy's site has been updated with a new picture of Lucy and Bonnie Tyler backstage - the picture can be found just below Lucy's blog entry. There is also a backstage video clip #6 in the lineup. Click here to go there

Lucy was on the NZ TV Show Closeup

  • Lucy was interview on Closeup tonight in New Zealand about Duets.
    A video clip of this show will be available on ausxip. many thanks to NZJester and to Jo for the following:

    Duet or Die - It's our own Lucy Lawless whose head has been on the chopping block over the last few weeks. She's been singing with the greats, like Smokey
    Robinson and Dione Warwick, as part of the hit American show, Celebrity
    Duets. Lucy is now down to the final three. Today, she sang for her life, and the chance to donate a $100,000 to the charity of her choice.America is now voting for their favourite celebrity singer, and tomorrow, the winner will be announced. Tim Wilson caught up with Lucy Lawless in Los Angeles to see what she thinks of it all.
28 September 2006

Celebrity Duets Pictures

many thanks to Carol Stephens for the images

As it Happens Blog by Mesh and Bev...

Celebrity Duets

Duets, Lucy part #2

Lucy's brought Smokey Robinson back to sing with her, they sing Fly Me
To The Moon. They're very cute together, sound great, too.

Marie says that Lucy's done the most diverse genres, she did great.
Little Richard says she loves Lucy and loves her legs and why would
she want to go to the moon, she should stay here. Foster says that if
this was a contest of who could do the most genres, she'd win it.

Good job, Lucy!

The judges are pushing for Alfonso, which is not nice. They say that
he should win. Come on, people, you're supposed to critique, not tell
people who should win. That is just not right.

I will be on the phone for 2 hours as soon as the lines open. You can
have the TV on in the background, enjoy ER, Shark, whatever, just keep
hitting redial. Lucy fans, don't be shy to call the number again and
again, she will need these votes more than ever.

Read more here.....

Why Vote for Lucy?

From Missy Good

Lucy and Renee (and Rob and the rest of the gang) are the reason we are all here. If it had not been for Xena, none of us would have known each other (probably) - there would have been no Xenaverse, no conventions, no charity donations, no online community. For me personally, I would not have started writing.

So - here is something we can do to give back a little to Lucy, for having given all of us so much in our lives, and it does not cost us anything but a bit of our time, and possibly a sore fingertip. It does not require us to fly across the state, the country or the world though some of us have for Xena, it does not require personal sacrifice, though some have done that as well. All it requires is some patience, and persistence, and a sense of humor to know that you are sitting alone yet a member of a slightly off kilter community all of whom are also sitting at home punching those buttons.

Just do it! Put her over the top. If there is a fandom that can, this one is it.


TV Alert (besides Celebrity Duets tonight)

Celebrity Duets

  • Hal Sparks posted this on his myspace page:
    "OH and...this week... even though it's called celebrity duets... each finalist sings a solo song. They gave me a pretty good one. I don't know if it would have been my first choice but... It's going to be really fun. "
    Many thanks to LB for the news

Lucy Video with Renee & Backstage Pic

Over on Lucy's site there is a gorgeous photo of Lucy being interviewed by Entertainment Tonight!

Click here to check it out - it's below Lucy's blog entry


Meanwhile over at the Official Xena Fan Club Page there is this hilarious video clip of Renee coming to the party and urging us to VOTE ONE!

They are so cute together. Check out the video clip here.


27 September 2006

New Little Lucy Avatar

Charis has created another Little Lucy Avatar and this time with the outfit Lucy wore for the first show when she sang with Michael Bolton.

Click here to view the animated Little Lucy Avatar

New Lucy Message, Backstage video and Picture

Lucy Site Update: There is a new message from Lucy, a new backstage video clip and a new pic. Looks like Lucy will be singing with two different recording legends. One of the recording artists has been on the show before (I'm crossing my digits for Wynonna) and the other which is female has sung one of the greatest anthems of the 80s.

Verrry interesting.

26 September 2006

New Lucy Celebrity Promo Pics

Added three new Celebrity Duets promo pictures of Lucy from Thursday and Friday's show (21 and 22 September 2006) One of the images is from the rehearsal while the others are from the actual performances. Contributed by LB -
Click here to view the images


New Little Lucy Avatar

Charis has created another Little Lucy Avatar and this time with the outfit Lucy wore on Thursday's (21 September 2006)

Click here to view the animated Little Lucy Avatar #5


Lucy Celebrity Duets Q&A

  • There is a great Lucy Celebrity Duets Q&A on Lucy's site - the questions were submitted by fans - about Celebrity Duets and how Lucy feels about working on the show and what she has learnt.  Great stuff!

Watching Celebrity Duets Live For those not in the US

If you are one of the many Lucy fans that live outside the US and would like to watch Celebrity Duets live then you are now in luck. Carla has sent me the URL of a site that you can access the show live on the net.

1. You will need to download a program from TVU Networks and install it on your windows machine (Not sure about Mac users). Go to:

2. Once you have installed the TVU program, go to and tune into the show!


25 September 2006

New Promo Pics...

Added new duets promo pic of Lucy with Alfonso and Hal
to the Celebrity Duets Promo Gallery - Contributed by LB

Click here to view


Celebrity Duets

The official Celebrity Duets site has a new Lucy pic up of her duet with Dionne Warwick. It's picture # 5.- Look under photos.
Many thanks to LB for the update



Little Lucy Avatars....

Added a section on Celebrity Duets subsite of some gorgeous Little Lucy Avatars that were created by Charis. All of them are dressed in the various outfits that Lucy has worn on the show. These are SO cute.


23 September 2006

Celebrity Duets Episode #7 (Week 4)

Video, Audio & Screencaptures

Lucy sang with the rest of the cast and with Richard Marx - another spectacular performance. Video cliips are now available of:
Lucy and Richard rehearsing and then singing
Lucy and the rest of the Cast
Lucy and The Verdict


Screencaptures are now online:

Lucy and Richard
Lucy and the rest of the cast
The Verdict


Back Stage with Lucy

Lucy's site has been updated with a new pic and a backstage video clip of Lucy from last night's show.

Click here to view and download


Lucy Lawless Feel The Love Day Update

The following is from Sharon Delaney and it was posted on Lucy's list:

Rose and card arrived safe and sound and I told Lucy what it was all about and showed her the list. She was thrilled and deeply touched :)



22 September 2006

Celebrity Duets Week 4 - Episode 6 - Lucy Sings With Richard Marx

Wow that was some performance. IMO Lucy's best performance so far. She was outstanding!

Added video clip and screencaptures

Tickets are now available to the finale of Celebrity Duets!

  • The final performance show is taping next Wednesday, September 27th and the arrival time is 3:30 PM. The results finale, featuring surprise musical guests is taping on Friday, September 29th and the arrival time is 4:30 PM. To request tickets to either of these shows please use the following link. Thanks for a great season!!
    *many thanks to LB for the news*



21 September 2006

Lucy Rocks The House...Celebrity Duets On Tonight
Okay it's Thursday so it must be Duets night :) Get those dialing digits ready!

New Lucy Promo Duets Pics

Added two new pictures of Lucy with the rest of the cast from last Thursday's show. Many thanks to LB for the images.

Click here to view

Lucy Lawless Feel The Love Day

The following is from Rebecca on Lucy's Official List:

Today's the DAY!!!

everything is on it's way to Lucy. Unfortunately, there was no time left for me to tally anything up, but maybe Sharon will post some details for us. I CAN tell you what the card says, though....they had a 3 line limit, so I had to try to sum it up the best I could, here it is:

Dear Lucy, we have declared September 21st to be "Lucy Lawless Feel the
Love Day" and have pledged a week of donations to causes around the
- With love, Support, and Votes,
The Official Lucy Lawless Fan Club

That is with the rose and Sharon will present her with the list. I can't wait & I can't even begin to tell you how much I was affected by all of your wonderful stories, sentiments, and acts of compassion. Whoever said "Charity is a luxury of the rich", obviously never met a Lucy fan. need to try to get some sleep now, so I'll have the strength to redial
all night... Happy LLftL Day and much love & gratitude to you all


Celebrity Duets Finale News...

  • There will be a 2 hour finale for Duets on Friday September 29, from 8:00PM to 10:00PM (times approximate to the Eastern US.)  Previously voted-off celebrities will return for one final performance before the winner is announced from among the three remaining contestants. Many thanks to Julie for the news

Lucy Site Update

  • There is a new message from Lucy and a clue about who she will be working with in tomorrow's Celebrity Duets. Also another gorgeous picture of Lucy with Alek her designer.


18 September 2006

Announcement - Lucy Lawless Feel The Love Day

It official. Thursday, Sept. 21, will be Lucy Lawless Feel the Love Day (approved by Sharon Delaney). And so that everyone will get a chance to participate, we will
say that the 21st will kick off a week of charitable acts and donations by the fans in honor and support of Lucy. All you need to do is decide what charitable act, or donation you will make either on that day, or during that week, and e-mail it to Rebecca on along with: how you want your name and location to be listed. The deadline for e-mailing will have to be tomorrow 8pm EST, that is Tuesday the 19th. So that I can get it out overnight to reach Lucy on Thursday.

Remember, you need to decide what contribution you will make and e-mail it to Rebecca by tomorrow's deadline, but you will have the whole week of the 21-28 to complete your donation. Obviously, it will be up to each of you to see that you follow through on your contribution. So, spread the word and let's see how much "greater good" we can do, and show the world what Lucy fans are all about!!

Celebrity Duets Update

Backstage With Lucy

Celebrity Duets Press Release

  • The FutonCritic has a press release for this week's Duets and the celeb singers are: Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Richard Marx, Sheena Easton, Al Jarreau.

New Lucy backstage Pic

There's a new pic of Lucy backstage with Carly and Alfonso day before Carly got voted off. This is on the Official Xena fan club site. Click here to view



17 September 2006

New Lucy CD Promo Pictures
Many thanks to LB for these images

Added two new Celebrity Duets Promo pics of Lucy performing with the rest of the cast and also a group shot which is slightly different from the one that was on Fox's main CD site.

Click here to download both images

Upcoming Celeb Singers For Next Week

  • Patti LaBelle
  • Chaka Khan
  • Richard Marx
  • Sheena Easton
  • Al Jarreau.

Backstage With Lucy

For those that are on dialup and are having trouble in downloading the backstage video clips of Lucy from Lucy's site (dialup is a shocker) you can now view them on line on YouTube. #4 hasn't been posted yet. many thanks to Lola for the news

Celebrity Duets Reviews

Celebrity Duets PR - Entertainment Tonight

Entertainment Tonight 15 September 2006 goes behind the scenes on Celebrity Duets and talks to the judges - Lucy features quite a bit although not interviewed

Click here to download video clip

Celebrity Duets PR - EXTRA

EXTRA 14 September 2006 goes behind the scenes and talks to Simon Cowell about the success of Celebrity Duets, the incomprehensible Little Richard and Marie Osmond. Lucy is not interviewed but is featured.
Click here to download video clip


16 September 2006

Celebrity Duets Promo Images

Added a new promo pic of Lucy with Dionne Warwick from the
14 September 2006 show - Lucy looks quite stoked in singing with the legendary Dionne. many thanks to LB for the photo

Click here for the larger scan


Celebrity Duets Ratings

The following is from Zap2It

  • "Celebrity Duets," 3.2/6, came in third for FOX, beating out NBC's "Las Vegas" repeat. "Reba" and "Living with Fran" averaged 1.1/2 for The WB.
    Many thanks to LB for the news

New Lucy Message and Behind the Scenes Video

There is a new message on Lucy's site looking positively GORGEOUS in that Alek Adorian gown. Beautiful.
There is also a behind the scenes video which is just hysterical. Lucy's friends including Marissa make a cameo.

Click here to Lucy's site


Celebrity Duets Result Night - Episode #5 Video, Screencaptures & Audio

Added video clips of Lucy
singing "September" with the rest of the cast
singing "I'll Never Love This Way Again" with Dionne Warwick
Video clip of the Final Result


Added screencaptures and audio mp3 for:
Lucy and the cast singing September
Lucy and Dionne Warwick
Lucy and the Final Verdict



15 September 2006

Wow that was awesome! I wanted Lucy to sing with Dionne and that's what happened!
Dionne is a true legend. They talk about musical legends but this woman truly fits the bill along with Smokey Robinson. I've been a fan of Dionne's since I was 16. Having Lucy and Dionne sing together was awesome. I would just be out of my mind if Lucy and Dionne sing "That's What Friends Are For" or "Then Came You" or "Heartbreaker"

Dionne's Official Site...

For those interested in find out more about Dionne, you can go to her official website:  - dead set legend (channelling my 16 year old self)


Ratings for the show last night have been posted on Zap2It - FOX's "Celebrity Duets" posted a 3.8/6 (Many thanks to LB for the news)

Video, Screencaptures & Audio

Added video clips of Lucy rehearsing, the song with Dionne (I Say A Little Prayer) and the judging.

the HQ version is 30 mb and the smaller version is 16 mb


Added screencaptures

Added mp3 audio file


Lucy on Celebrity Duets Support Petition

There is now a weekly petition for Lucy to thank her for her great effort on Celebrity Duets. If you would like to add your name, click here and sign away. The list and the messages will be sent to Lucy via Sharon Delaney.

Please note that if a screen comes up, and it asks you to donate, its not mandatory, and your message will be added.  The donation page actually tells you at the top, that your submission was accepted and added. 

14 September 2006

From Mesh:

Celebrity Duets

Duets began with 8 competing celebrities… we see footage of the contestants and the singers. We get Lucy briefly. Then we get her again with a bit from Footlose.

Tonight… Lucy's hair's up on the side, lose in the back, kinds tall in the top. She wears a sparkly blue dress.

They start with Lucy. This was a dream come true for Lucy. She with 3 male partner. She got her wish, she is going to sing with a woman. This person is a diva. She is beyond intimidating. She's freaking out.

She comes in, she sings with Dionne Warwick - I Say a Little Prayer For You. Lucy's enjoying herself so much. And its finally something not too high, good harmonies. Lucy's not believing she's sung with Dionne. Marie thinks that she was a bit timid (they cut to a "We want a Xena movie" banner, plus the crowd boo's her). Little Richard says "I love Lucy", then how he's like for her to sing a blues song, them something about Lucy being the kool aid, but now knowing what flavor she was. (Huh?) Then "hold on, coz I'm coming". OK, whatever. David Foster says that he actually
liked her singing. (He gets loud cheers from the audience) She was stuck with the most genres of them all, she had the hardest job with the various styles.



Okay has everyone been training their nimble fingers for some digit tapping? Tonight is yet another Celebrity Duets voting night! If you are on the EAST coast of Australia, you may, hopefully, get to vote again for Lucy whilst voting is open for the east coast of the US (11 am to 1 pm Australian time).  If you are on the west coast of Oz, try voting on the West Coast US time. Wonder if Lucy will wear any of the dresses featured on her site. I sure hope she sings with Dionne Warwick.

Speaking of seems 5,000 votes for Lucy from New York didn't find their mark. Someone got it wrong and they went to a medical center instead...oh the poor receptionist/secretary...I bet they weren't all that thrilled.

Upcoming Q&A With Lucy

  • Over at Lucy's site there will be a Duets Q&A so if you want to ask Lucy a question about Celebrity Duets - now's your chance. Only 10 questions will be chosen by Sharon for Lucy to answer. If you want to ask a question send them to Sharon at with the subject: Lucy Duets Question.

    There is a deadline and that is Sunday night (US Time - Monday night Aussie time). The Questions and answers will be posted on the site as Lucy answers them.
12 September 2006

Kenny Loggins Official Site with Lucy Pics

Kenny Loggins WebsiteKenny's official site (which I have to say is just so beautifully designed) has a report about Lucy singing with Kenny and a couple of pictures. Check it out
Many thanks to Barbara Davies for the link

Lucy's Celebrity Duets Designer...

  • Alek Adorian is the designer for Lucy's outfits (there's a picture of Alek and Lucy on Lucy's site) check out his official site and something else to look for, in the splash screen there is someone who is wearing Lucy's Footloose outfit. Check out Alek's site:
    many thanks to LB for the news


Celebrity Duets Articles

A bit of trivia - this is the 10th time TV Guide has mentioned Lucy this year...

  • TV Guide 18 September 2006 - It seems there is a Lucy fan over at TV Guide. The latest issue has a small snippet about Duets and what they would like to see Lucy doing on the show. Funny.

Celebrity Duets PR - TV Promo

The lasted Duets TV promo features Lucy and Kenny Loggins singing Whenever I call You Friend  - Fox knows who is the popular choice it seems!

Click here to download video clip
Contributed by Julie


Celebrity Duets PR - Extra - 8 September 2006

Lucy is not interviewed but shown with Hal Sparks and Cheech Marin

Click here to download video clip
Contributed by LB

Celebrity Duets PR - Extra - 9 September 2006

Lucy was featured on Extra 9 September 2006 - brief moment and she sings for the camera. Part of a larger segment about celebrities turning to reality tv

Click here to dowload video clip
Video created by Roger

Possible Lucy Appearance

The TV Guide Channel will be hosting a special preview of FOX's fall TV lineup this week.  The show, entitled "FOX Fall Preview Special 2006," will air on TVGC for one hour, starting this Wednesday the 13th, at 7PM Eastern; with repeat airings Wednesday 13th at 10PM and on Saturday 16th at 11PM.  All times approximate to the Eastern US.  No word on whether this show will include Duets, or Lucy.
Many thanks to Julie for the news



09 September 2006

Lawless Ink Update

Lucy has sent in a new message thanking everyone for their support! In addition to Lucy's message, there is a gorgeous photo fo Lucy and Kenny! 

Click here to read!


Celebrity Duets PR Photos

Added a promo pic of Lucy with Kenny Loggins to the Celebrity Duets Promo Gallery

Click here to view
Many thanks to LB for the image

Duets Ratings from Last Night from Zap2It Site.

  • The "Celebrity Duets" results show, 3.0/5, on FOX tied for third with CBS' special "Fashion Rocks" (FOX had a few more total viewers). "Reba" and "Living with Fran" closed the night for The WB.

08 September 2006

Celebrity Duets - Week 2 Elimination / Results

That was so much fun! I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did - I LOVE the song Footloose - took me back 22 years to my own footloose and fancy free days. It was and still is one of my all time favourite songs. Lucy rocked! She was just downright awesome and I loved the group singing One Way or Another. I want to say a special thanks to Roger for the video clips and screencaptures - awesome work mate!

Added video and audio clips from Lucy's very raunchy duet with Kenny Loggins "Footloose"  Click here to download video and audio

Added screencaptures

Added video and audio clips from Lucy and the rest of the singers singing "One Way or Another"

Added screencaptures


Celebrity Duets PR - E! News

Lucy being goofy with Hal Sparks - E! News 8 September 2006 had a behind the scenes look of Celebrity Duets. The actual segment had no Lucy but the trailer did.

Click here to download E! News 8 September 2006


Celebrity Duets PR - The Insider

The Insider 7 September 2006 had an interview with Smokey Robinson about his duet with Lucy and Celebrity Duets.

Click here to download clip


Celebrity Duets - Elimination round....

Celebrity Duets TONIGHT - we find out who is leaving from the show after the big vote. The ratings are in for Duets and according to Zap2It:

  • A second "Grey's Anatomy," 5.5/9, moved ABC ahead of FOX's "Celebrity Duets," 4.5/7. many thanks to LB for the news
07 September 2006


Celebrity Duets - Episode #2 - Lucy singing with Kenny Loggins

Added song intro with Lucy rehearsing, Lucy singing  "Whenever I Call You Friend" with Kenny Loggins plus judges comments Video created by Roger

Added mp3 sound file of Lucy singing with Kenny


Added screencaptures



Celebrity Duets Ticket Information

  • Fri September 08, 2006 2:30 PM
  • Thu September 14, 2006 4:30 PM - THE COMPETITION HEATS UP!
  • Fri September 15, 2006 4:30 PM


Mesh & Bev As it Happens Blog....

Celebrity Duets

Lucy is in a long hot pink dress next to the silhouette of her singing partner.

We get the main title again, then a recap of last week's performances… Lucy sizzled with Smokey Robinson. We get the quote from Little Richard about his big toe. Chris Jericho was bounced.

Wayne Brady arrives, talks about the show and introduces the judges. Hal Sparks starts the show this week with a duet with Wynonna. He's pretty off key, but it's a strong performances. He gets kudos from all the judges.

Lea Thompson teams up with Belinda Carlisle, they sing Heaven Is A  Place On Earth. Little Richard tells Marie to shut up. LOL. Cheech Marin is next with a duet with Clint Black.

Coming back form commercials Brady stands next to Rob Tapert who's towards the middle of the crowd right behind some huge Jai Rodriguez signs. Alfonso Ribero is next, he sings with Jeffrey Osborne. Carly Patterson sings with Anita Pointer from the Pointer Sisters singing I'm So Excited. Jai Rodriguez sings with Brian McKnight.

And they saved the best for last. :D

Last week Lucy Lawless sizzled her way her duets. Lucy says she was flat on her performance, she is her worst critic, was not on certain notes. She's enlisted a vocal coach.

Lucy's out a dark long pink dress singing with Kenny Loggins called Sweet Love. They show Rob, Sharon Delaney sitting next to him. She gets a standing ovation. Marie Osmond points out that she missed a few words. Little Richard says it was all right… in a way that means she was great. Foster says that he tried not to look, she wasn't bad, but she wasn't great.


06 September 2006

Lucy Articles

  • TV Guide - 11 September 2006 - brief article about a show called Crossroads and a brief mention about Celebrity Duets (in particular Lucy and Smokey) - they include the gorgeous promo pic of Lucy.
  • Daily News (US) 31 August 2006 Fox's 'Duets' Is Music To Our Ears... Apparently, though, the third time's the charm. "Celebrity Duets" has all the right ingredients - good premise, likable host, well-selected talent and judges - and should get even more enjoyable quickly as participants and judges find their rhythms and sea legs.
  • Brady sings 'Duets' praises Wilmington Morning Star - Wilmington,NC,USA
    ... Among them are Lucy Lawless, Lea Thompson, Queer Eye culture vulture Jai Rodriguez, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro and former WWE champ Chris ...

Celebrity Duets Tickets

You can now order tickets for the full dress rehearsal for the 7 September show!

  • Thu September 07, 2006 2:30 PM  FULL DRESS REHEARSAL!
  • Thu September 07, 2006 4:30 PM
  • Fri September 08, 2006 2:30 PM
04 September 2006

Celebrity Duets Articles

Celebrity Duets PR - New TV Promo

  • This one doesn't feature Lucy but it's absolutely hysterical. They feature that madcap judge Little Richard. Translators are Standing By...LOL!
    Click here to download


03 September 2006

Celebrity Duets Audio Files

In addition to the video clips of Lucy singing with Michael and then with Smokey, I've added two mp3 audio files of the two songs.

Celebrity Duets PR - Radio With A Twist mp3

Lucy was interviewed by Radio With a Twist on 27 August about Celebrity Duets and Battlestar Galactica. If you haven't head the interview you can now download it.

02 September 2006

Lucy Interviews - Video and Screencaptures

Inside Edition - 30 August 2006

Lucy is interviewed after the first show on Inside Edition about Celebrity Duets and her earpiece malfunction just before she was due to go on stage to sing "Oh, Baby Baby" with Smokey Robinson. Click here to download video clip and screencaptures

Inside Edition - 29 August 2006

Lucy was interviewed on Inside Edition 29 August 2006 about Duets - she also sings "I'm An Old Cowhand" - the song she chose as her Duets audition.



Check this out - this is one lucky fan who got a VIP ticket courtesy of Chris Jericho and had a Lucy moment. Read his blog

Click here to read his blog and view a larger pic
Many thanks to Barbara Davies for the news

New Message from Lucy and CD pic on her site:

Thanks for all your good vibes for last night.  I have to say that it was one of the most joyous experiences of my life.  I never for one second thought I would even meet Smokey Robinson, let alone sing with him.  I really tried to pay attention and breathe him in so as not to miss a thing.  He was the main reason I came on the show in the first place.  Even if I were to get voted off next week, I can only say THANK-YOU!!  Read More...

Celebrity Duets Promo Pics

The official Celebrity Duets site has a gorgeous photo of the cast of CD!

Beautiful! Check it out here


Celebrity Duets Promo Pics

31 August 2006

Celebrity Duets - Reviews / Report

Reviews - Outside Links

  • Perfect Pitch: Celebrity Duets - Washington Post 31 August 2006
    Lucy Lawless and Michael Bolton ("Time Love and Tenderness")
    Lucy sounds pretty good and since I'm not a regular watcher of "Battlestar Galactica," can I just note that she looks decades younger than she did on "Xena?"
  • Fox's "Duets" has victory song for Tuesday Wednesday August 30 2:52 PM ET "Celebrity Duets" carried a strong tune Tuesday, with its two-hour premiere leading Fox to a primetime victory in two key measures.
  • Fox's 'Duets' is music to our ears New York Daily News, NY
    ... The difference with "Celebrity Duets," and what makes it ... with contestants, who sang duets with two ... Lucy Lawless, former "Xena: Warrior Princess" and current ...
  • "Celebrity Duets" a painful experience The Insider Online
    If ever there was a time when TV was even slightly self-conscious about blatantly imitating itself, that time has past. The latest ...

Celebrity Duets PR - Entertainment Tonight

ET did a review of Duets - although not focused on Lucy (it was focused more on Marie Osmond), Lucy is featured.
Created by Roger

Click here to download clip


Official Celebrity Duets Pictures

Fox has released two photos of Lucy - one with Michael and one with Smokey in the their official gallery

Lucy and Smokey  | Lucy and Michael


30 August 2006

Celebrity Duets Video Clips and Screencaptures

I know I'm preaching to the choir here but Lucy was just phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenonal. What an amazing, talented woman. Go Lucy!

Episode #1 is now available for Download - screencaptures to be uploaded shortly and the video clips are now ready. Created by Roger

The video clips of Lucy singing with Michael and Smokey are HQ size (640 x 480 resolution


Download captures from intro, first song and judging -
314 video captures


Celebrity Duets PR -

  • FROM SWORDS TO SONGS - 30 August 2006
    Lucy Lawless - Exclusive to TheStarScoop.Com
    Lucy Lawless has returned. Back and blonde, she's armed for battle once again - with her voice. The new reality show, Celebrity Duets sees a slew of stars, including Lucy, face off in a duets competition that partners celebrities not known for singing, but who do actually have musical talent, with renowned artists. Lucy explains, "All the contestants can sing; they wouldn’t want to dishonor these singing legends by putting them with people who were just cast for their comedy value. I’m really honored to be amongst them."
    Click here to read the interview



29 August 2006

Celebrity Duets Video Clips and Screencaptures

Coming soon.....

Celebrity Duets PR - EXTRA

While all the excitement over Duets was going on, Extra had an interview with Lucy and the rest of the cast of Duets.

EXTRA - 29 August 2006

Added video clip and screencaptures from this interview



Celebrity Duets - Walkthrough by Beverly & Mesh
And the person the judges have voted off isn't Lucy (well duh who in their right minds would vote off Lucy? Chris Jericho goes bye bye...bye Chris!

Mesh and Bev Blog - As it Happens...

We see silhouettes of singers, we see the actors in between the silhouettes. Lucy is described an action star. The next five weeks they'll face the challenge of a lifetime. The music stars have won over 100 Grammy's, over 250 number 1 hits, over 370 millions. The celebrities are paired each week…. Lucy's cut in saying "SO EXCITING"

Read more....


Boston Herald - 29 August 2006

  • Not ‘Xena’-phobic: Ex-warrior princess Lawless changes tune for ‘Duets’
    Tuesday, August 29, 2006  Lucy Lawless has always had a free-fall approach to her career. ‘‘I’m addicted to free fall,” Lawless said during a recent phone interview. ‘‘I’ve flamed out horribly a number of times in life.”  But the former warrior princess is banking that her participation in ‘‘Celebrity Duets” (premiering tonight at 8 on WFXT, Ch. 25) won’t be one of those times.
    Click here to read the rest of the article

Entertainment Weekly 30 August 2006

Great interview with EW Online about Lucy's song choices in her audition "I will Survive" and "''I'm an Old Cowhand From Rio Grande.'' (Lucy performed this song on the Rosie O'Donnell Show back in 1996 and got her chance to star as Rizzo in Grease! in 1997 because of that song).
Click here to read the interview on EW
Click here to watch the video clip of Lucy singing on Rosie

Many thanks to Barbara Davies for the news

TV Guide Online

  • Celebrity Duets: An Inside Look
    TV Guide Online

    You've seen them dance. You've seen them lose weight. You've even seen them ice-skate. Now it's time for celebrities to grab a mike and start singing. The contestants on Fox's Celebrity Duets will have a little help from well-known recording artists such as Clint Black, Macy Gray and Chaka Khan, so we're hoping the audience will be spared the torture of another William Hung. But with Simon Cowell wearing the executive-producer hat, anything is possible. click here to read more

Okay a new poll is available - DO NOT vote for Lucy

  • TV Guide Poll - Click here

    Which Celebrity Duets contestant do you think will be the worst singer?

    Chris Jericho
    Lea Thompson
    Jai Rodriguez
    Lucy Lawless
    Hal Sparks
    Carly Patterson
    Cheech Marin
    Alfonso Ribeiro

So far 45% think it's Cheech Marin
Many thanks to Barbara Davies for the link


Celebrity Duets

Two more days to go...the countdown is on!

I've created some banners if you wish to use them. When the phone # is available I'll add the number to the banners. In the meantime, feel free to grab these and use them as you will!

and there are more banners on the Celebrity Duets Site Banner page in different sizes including animated banners


27 August 2006

Celebrity Duets Tickets

For those going to see Celebrity Duets in LA - you can now purchase full dress rehearsal tickets!

Tue August 29, 2006 10:00 AM An intimate full dress rehearsal featuring all the performers. An excellent opportunity to see the entire show up close!

Tue August 29, 2006 3:30 PM The first taping of the season!


Celebrity Duets Promo Images

Celebrity Duets PR - Entertainment Weekly

  • Added scan from Entertainment Weekly 1 September 2006 - Dubious 'Duets'  Fox claims the contestants pairing with pros on it's Celebrity Duts reality competition (premiering August 29 at 8 pm) are novice singers - but a few have microphones in their career closets. See if you can match these stars up with their musical resumes.

Celebrity Duets PR - US Magazine

Celebrity Duets Promo Videos

Added new new promo videos - both feature a new pic of Lucy

Promo #5 and Promo #6 are now available to download



26 August 2006

Celebrity Duets PR Update - People Magazine


Added scans from People Magazine - 4 September 2006. Lucy looking gorgeous in red! - Scans contributed by Beverlyz



Official Celebrity Duets Site


23 August 2006

Official Celebrity Duets Promo Pictures

Just uploaded one of the most gorgeous pictures I've seen of Lucy- yesterday we had the small version, today we have the high resolution 1707 x 2560.

Many thanks to LB for the image!


Lucy on Gay Radio

Will from Radio With a Twist just sent me the following note:

We wanted to let you guys know that Lucy is the Famous Friend on this week's Radio With A Twist. Lucy will be on the radio THIS WEEKEND - 26-27 August 2006 depending on the station. Check out the website for further details

    She's a gay icon.  A hero of sci-fi fans every-where.  And now she's singing for Simon Cowell.  Lucy Lawless talks about Xena, gay fans and her first reality show, Celebrity Duets.  Melissa can die happy.
    For more information, including how to listen, check out

Celebrity Duets PR Articles

  • Headline Planet -
    “Celebrity Duets” Is No Joke; Simon Cowell Comments (Exclusive Story)
    ...“Celebrity Duets,” FOX’s new show from executive producer Simon Cowell, is banking on the fact that enough viewers truly do want to see established celebrities conquer another realm of the entertainment world. According to Cowell, the eight celebrities competing on the show—Carly Patterson, Alfonso Ribiero, Lucy Lawless, Lea Thompson, Jai Rodriguez, Chris Jericho, Hal Sparks and Cheech Marin—had to survive multiple auditions, albeit not in front of the brutally honest “Idol” judge, to prove they truly have the potential to excel vocally. Click here to read more


23 August 2006


Celebrity Duets PR - Entertainment Tonight 22 August 2006

Lucy was interviewed on ET for Celebrity Duets along with the other cast. In addition there is footage of Lucy in a recording studio and Lucy sings for ET.

Screencaptures and Video clip are now available


Latest Lucy blog Update:

  • The Duets prep is coming along.  We are all having a great time.  There was a heap of press the other day for myriad outlets, even CNN, which i was particularly excited about.  I guess it's part of the I-can't-believe-this-is-happening-to-me phenomenon.  Indeed the other day, when I got another pleasant surprise on the show, I had to ask myself whether I had had a stroke.  Was I simply imagining the whole scenario?  It's all beyond my wildest dreams. Click here to read more of Lucy's blog on her site


22 August 2006

Official Celebrity Duets Photos

This is the official Celebrity Duets Photo for Lucy


Check out more official photos here


Celebrity Duets - Where To Order Tickets

Celebrity Duets - Where to Get Tickets -

Click here to Order for tickets for Tuesday 29 August 2006

Alrighty then, for those around LA and those willing to fly down there or drive, it's time to mobilize and get tickets to support Lucy!  Many thanks to LB for the news


Marie Osmond For Duets

  • It has just been announced that Marie Osmond is going to be joining Celebrity Duets as a judge. Click here to read


  • Orlando Sentinal - 22 August 2006
    The show will pair non-singers (Lucy Lawless, Cheech Marin) with major singers (Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson). Cowell offers little advice to the non-singers. "Shut your eyes, hold your breath and hope for the best," he says. "This is going to be tough. It's hard enough when you sing in public when you're used to singing. Most of these people on this show aren't."
    Then there's the pressure of being paired with some of the greatest singers in popular music. "That's a nightmare," Cowell says.

Celebrity Duets PR - Extra 21 August 2006 (Second appearance)

Lucy's second appearance and brief interview on EXTRA 21 August 2006.

Video clip and screencaptures now online.


Celebrity Duets PR - E! News

E! News Interview about Lucy wanting to sing with Smokey Robinson - 21 August 2006

Video clip and screencaptures now online


21 August 2006

Celebrity Duets PR - TV Guide Article

TV Guide (US) 28 August - 3 September 2006
American Idol meets Dancing With The Stars in Simon Cowell's latest brainchild

Click here to read the article



Celebrity Duets PR - Radio Interviews

Houston's The Mix with Sam Malone 21 August 2006

Lucy was on Houston's The Mix with Sam Malone this morning and an audio file of the interview is available to download. Special thanks goes to Katie of  for contributing the file to AUSXIP.

Click here to download mp3 file

19 August 2006

Celebrity Duets

Celebrity Duets PR - Entertainment Tonight

Celebrity Duets PR - Extra



18 August 2006
Lucy will be doing PR for Celebrity Duets with the following shows:
Many thanks to Sharon Delaney /Official Lucy Fan Club for the info

ET /  The Insider / Access Hollywood / Extra / E! News / Inside Edition / KTTV
FOX News Edge / TV Guide Channel Show / Reality Remix -- FOX Reality Channel / TV Guide Channel / / US Weekly / People magazine / FOX All Access Radio


17 August 2006

TV Guide Online has an interview with Simon Cowell about the show
The big scoop is that Little Richard is one of the judges AND Gladys Knight is included! Wow what a lineup!
Click here to read the interview

16 August 2006

Articles & Press Release

15 August 2006

Lucy Videos - TV Shows

Entertainment Tonight - 14 August 2006

Lucy was featured on Entertainment Tonight (14 August 2006) about Celebrity Duets - there is no interview just footage of Lucy from the Grammy Awards Party (8 February 2006) and promo footage for Celebrity Duets.

Available in two versions - 320 x 240 and 640 x 480 wmv format



12 August 2006

Promo Videos


10 August 2006

Promo Videos



9 August 2006

Sharon has updated the Lucy site with another Lucy podcast which was recorded in early July. Lucy explains why she chose to be on a reality tv show even though she has stated in the past that she hates shows like that. It seems the opportunity to be mentored by someone like Smokey Robinson was just too good an opportunity to pass up. Lucy has always said that you should regret the things you didn't do and not the things you have done. So Lucy doesn't want to be an 80 year old and regret not singing with Smokey! Onya Lucy!

The phone bill be higher in August/September as calls from Oz to the US to support Lucy will be running hot at my place! My Telco will be happy with me<g> You can download the podcast here


8 August 2006

Fox is running a promo for the upcoming Celebrity Duets Reality show that features Lucy. You can download the promo from Lucy's site Click here to view

Click on the thumbnail for the larger screencaptures

2 August 2006

Lucy News - "Duets" Is Confirmed

Lucy has confirmed her involvement in the new reality show Celebrity Duets which was mentioned by TDS Internet Services News on 27 July 2006. The show will have professional singers partnered with celebrities outside the music industry to perform duets in front of a live studio audience. Reality TV has never met Lucy/Xena fans yet so I hope they are ready for the onslaught <g> It will start 29 August 2006.

Here's some articles (while not mentioning Lucy) about the show:

29 July 2006

Possible new show for Lucy?

The following report is from TDS Internet Services News

  • Is Fox softening its edge? 07/25/06 - 07:35 AM  In other Fox news:
    *Fox has lined up a batch of singers to pair with not-usually-singing celebrities for Celebrity Duets, a new short-run reality series that arrives Aug. 29 (8 ET/PT). The show, produced by Simon Cowell, is a riff on Dancing with the Stars. Instead of professional dancers, to-be-named celebs will sing with Cyndi Lauper, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Randy Travis, Brian McKnight, Macy Gray, Patti LaBelle, Kenny Loggins, Chaka Khan, Richard Marx, Michael Bolton, Clint Black and Aaron Neville. Composer David Foster is one of the judges; Lucy Lawless is among other celebrities to be announced later. - Many thanks to Barbara Davies for the news

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