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24 April 2008

New Lucy Message

Lucy has posted a new blog/message on her site about her upcoming London concert. One of the song Lucy will be singing is the Divinyls hit "I Touch Myself" amongst other very interesting songs....if you haven't heard of this on before...you can check it out on youtube

It's going to be one hell of a concert!

LUCY AT DANCING WITH THE STARS

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Lucy in the audience - Dancing With The Stars - 21 April 2008

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2008

Adrienne Wilkinson News

Congratulations to Adrienne on the success of her film Reflections. Reflections won a Platinum Remi Award (for Best Suspense/Thriller) at the Houston Worldfest festival last weekend.
 

23 April 2008

Rob at Fangoria Convention - Schedule

Rob will be appearing at this weekend's Fangoria Convention and he is scheduled to be on stage on Saturday, April 26

1:00 P.M. — ROB TAPERT: The EVIL DEAD producer has a bunch of new movies to tell us about, including Sam Raimi’s DRAG ME TO HELL

 

ROB TAPERT ONLINE

AUSXIP's forgotten child - Rob Tapert Online - has received a brand new shiny look. With everything happening with Lucy and Renee, Rob's site has been the forgotten child..the Jan Brady of AUSXIP :)

Rob Tapert Online is dedicated to Rob. It's a multimedia fan site dedicated to Robert Gerard Tapert - producer, director and writer of such cult classics as The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Hercules The Legendary Journies, Xena Warrior Princess and many more. On this site you will find the latest news, Images, video clips and the latest and upcoming movie and tv shows produced by Rob.

Check it out

 

22 April 2008

Dancing with the Stars Update....

Marissa is safe! Yeay! She lives to dance another day. Marlee was voted off.

Lucy's Interview

Thank you to everyone who wrote to say how much they enjoyed the interview! It was fantastic to get such positive feedback and Lucy was so gracious and her usual entertaining self. For those going to her London concert, it's gonna be a blast! Alas I have to stay put on Aussie shores but I'm sure my inbox will be getting a ton of photos coming through. There will be an AUSXIP sidekick at the concert as well.

21 April 2008

LUCY UPDATES

AUSXIP Interviews Lucy Lawless

Lucy graciously agreed to be interviewed in between working on the Adam Sandler movie "Bedtime Stories" and preparing for her UK Concert debut in London next month.  Since I personally love The Actor's Studio...we did our own version with Lucy. It's a wide ranging interview covering a great many topics including Lucy's expectations for her acting career, being challenged for her role on Darkroom, what the fans mean to her and their support, her singing, acting again with Renee O'Connor in Bitch Slap and her upcoming movie Bedtime Stories.  Many thanks to Lucy for taking the time out from her busy schedule for this interview. I hope you all enjoy the interview - it's Lucy at her candid best.  Click here to read the interview

 

 

Marissa and Lucy on Dancing With The Stars Update

Marissa and Tony got 26 out of 30 for their dance! Lucy was in the audience cheering Marissa on wearing white and glasses! Check out the grabs below from LB

 
 
 
More captures to follow....

 

 

19 April 2008

Message from Adrienne

The following is from Adrienne Wilkinson:

I do want everyone to know we are trying to get all outstanding items taken care of as soon as possible, and due to illness, everything had taken longer than expected.  The winners will be contacted as soon as possible (very shortly) to finalize thier payment and ship the items.  I would also like to mention that we had several winners who have not paid or responded to us at all.  We aren't sure if its due to being unaware of a win, not recieving our emails or if people are backing out. 

Read more

MaryD's Ramblings

I've been asked if there was a way to read the news the old way...there is a way. If you don't like RSS Feeds, you don't like the new way and you don't like the update list you can go another way -

read the archived news section - all the news on the site is archived going all the way back 1997.

The main archived news section is located here

It usually will take a day or two for the latest update to show up in the archived news.

You can also access the news in three different areas

Xenaverse News
http://ausxip.com/news.php

Lucy News
http://www.lucylawless.info/news.php

Renee News
http://www.reneeoconnor.info/news.php

OR

You can just read it the new way which is alot quicker <g>

Adrienne News

The following is from Adrienne Wilkinson:

I do want everyone to know we are trying to get all outstanding items taken care of as soon as possible, and due to illness, everything had taken longer than expected.  The winners will be contacted as soon as possible (very shortly) to finalize thier payment and ship the items.  I would also like to mention that we had several winners who have not paid or responded to us at all.  We aren't sure if its due to being unaware of a win, not recieving our emails or if people are backing out.   We've discovered that some winners haven't recieved our emailed notices, even when sent repeatedly.    If anyone is unsure if they won or not, please contact us.  And if anyone is still interested in items
they've seen, please contact us as i have multiples of many items. And we also have at least 40 items still available..so if they were interested, please contact us and we'll see if we can make a deal!

We are supporting a wonderful family in need, and the more help we can bring them, the better- so please let us know if you would like to make a donation.    Thank you to everyone who particpated.   We know we have more than 70% of purchases and items processed completely, but we know there are many still outstanding.  Thank you for communicating with us and working to make sure everything is taken care of.

Lastly, we have several items left that we would love to sell as last minute auction items.  Most of these are duplicates, and we would love to sell as many as possible.   If anyone is interested in any of the items, please contact us immediately.

--Autographed Set of 4 Character photo's.  Set of four photo's includes 4 8x10 photo's or Adrienne as:  Livia in Xena, Maris Brood in Star Wars, Phoebe in Disguise in Charmed and The Flapper in Angel. These are all limited edition with only 100 of each printed.   We have about 15 sets still available that we would love to sell.   Each set is available for only $30.00 plus shipping.

-- Photo packet.  Collection of at least 12 signed photo's with extra's included.  Comes in a publicity folder.   Can be personalized.  $75.00  Multiple sets available

--Press packet.   More than 30 items included in this publicity folder.  A collection of interviews, photo's, articles and other publicity items from all previous and current work.   An exclusive collection.   Can be personalized.  $75.00  Multiple sets available.

--Actors sides in a signed publicity folder, with autographed headshot.  A collection of audition material from at least 5 projects.  May be from film, tv, commercials, videogames and more.  $25.00 multiple sets available.

--  signed VIP backstage pass to Lucy Lawless Roxy Concert '08.  In perfect condition, comes with signed Adrienne 8x10 photo.   $40.00

--Maris Brood action figure in box.  Can be autographed.  Mint condition.  $55.00  comes with signed  Maris brood headshot.

--Set of four mini action figures from The Force Unleashed.   Still in box, can be autographed, mint condition.  $65.00  Comes with signed Maris Brood headshot.

Some jewelry, clothing and housewares still available.  Please contact us if interested in something you've seen, or to make a donation to help support our family.

Inquiries can be sent to adrienne at www.myapsce.com/adriennewilkinson
and to Christin at   Christinc1@cox.net
 

 

 

17 April 2008

MaryD's Ramblings...

Alright - Marissa has gone through to the next round! Yeay!

On more Marissa News...she's getting her own talk show in 2009 - this should be fun!

The following was posted on on ET Online site

ET has confirmed the news that bubbly 'Dancing' star MARISSA JARET WINOKUR has signed a deal with Sony to develop her own daytime talk show.

Marissa's show is looking at a 2009 launch date.
 

Many thanks to Jo for the link!

LUCY UPDATES

London Concert T-Shirt and PR Appearances...
 
 
The following news is from the Official Xena Fan Club Page:

There is a really nifty design for the London concert t-shirt which pays homage to the classic movie "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" but this is Lucy style! Very clever and quite cute.


In other PR News for the concerts...

The official xena fan club page has news that there will be a Lucy interview in G3 Magazine - the May issue and the Daily Mirror.
 

15 April 2008

LUCY UPDATES

There is a very brief mention of Lucy attending DWTS and of course Marissa in the Philadelphia Inquirer - 15 April 2008

Dancing with the press - Covering "DWTS" in L.A., a print reporter feels like a tiny dancer indeed. <snippage>

Maybe I'm covering the wrong show. Idol gets Stiller, Robin Williams, and other A-listers. Who shows up for DWTS? Tonight it's Adrian Zmed and Lucy Lawless, almost unrecognizable without makeup.

<snippage>

Finally Marissa Jaret Winokur, decked out in a Carmen dress, dances with Tony Dovolani. The normally jaded press contingent breaks into applause. The judges are not as enthused. 24 points.

Full article can be read here

 

The following appeared on the Watch With Kristin section on E! Online

Reina in Kingman, Ariz.:  Battlestar Galactica has been on for two weeks and not one word about it yet? What the frak is up with that?!

Can I make it up to you with a Cylon sighting? On Saturday, Jen spotted a blond Lucy Lawless (Three) shopping at one of the nurseries on Sawtelle Boulevard here in L.A. And we're hoping to get an interview with one of the Cylon superbabes soon (we are trying), so hang in there!

 

11 April 2008

RENEE UPDATES

Criminal Minds Review

  • There is a very amusing review of Criminal Minds with Renee...
    Well. and Well again. I'm tempted to subtitle this episode, "The Ballad of Doubting Derek" because boy, howdy, was he ever the sour note for the team this week. Yes, yes, I know, there's always got to be someone who plays Devil's Advocate, but sheesh, D-Man, d'ya think you could give it up once there's a preponderance of evidence?? okay, open on: Gabrielle the Bar-er-Renee O'Connor yammering away on a cell phone (now, all you Xenites out there... how freaking STRANGE was that? Gabrielle + Cell phone = a total whut? moment. ) it's dark, it's stormy, it's the beginning to an uber fic! um, okay... getting back on track...Check it out here

LUCY UPDATES

Battlestar Galactica - Episode Recap

  • Battlestar Galactica: Episode 4.2 "Six of One" Recap
    Last week on Battlestar Galactica, Baltar was whisked away by a cult of ladies who seem to worship him as a messiah. Meanwhile, Starbuck returned from being presumed dead for two months, but was under the impression that she was only gone for six hours. Though Kara has no clue what happened to her, she's convinced that she knows the way to Earth. She's even willing to hold President Roslin at gunpoint to prove it. Tonight's episode, "Six of One," shows us why pointing a gun at the head of the president is an extremely bad idea.
     

Articles

Xenaverse News - Bard's In Print - Barbara Davies

Rebeccah and the Highwayman
Barbara Davies

It's 1706, the time of good Queen Anne. Mistress Rebeccah Dutton never
dreamed that several encounters with the notorious highwayman Blue-Eyed Nick on the deserted heaths around London would turn her respectable world upside down. When she discovers the highwayman is actually a woman named Kate, her curiosity about the dashing thief turns to fascination. Kate has to deal with a thieftaker snapping at her heels and secrets from her past before Rebeccah can become better acquainted with this intriguing highwaywoman. Will Kate avoid the shadow of Tyburn long enough for Rebeccah to explore this twist of fate?

Publisher's page

You can now order it from Amazon.com

 

Xenaverse News - Upcoming Filmnut Interview Armus & Foster

Many thanks to Jeff from Filmnut for the following news:

This Wednesday April 16th at 8pm pacific time and 11pm eastern Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster will be the guests on Filmnut... Armus and Foster wrote 14 episodes of Xena (and four episodes of Hercules) and are now supervising producers/ writers for Heroes... Many other credits including a feature we'll talk about. Should be a another fun show...Looking forward to another night together! Of course you can watch it live on:

http://www.thestream.tv

And for those who can't watch it live I will post a link to the interview the next day.

Jeff

They are credited with the following XWP episodes:
Chariots of War
Death in Chains
Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts
Ties That Bind
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
The Xena Scolls
For Him The Bell Tolls
Blind Faith
King Of Assasins
Warrior... Priestess... Tramp
Fins, Femmes and Gems
In Sickness and in Hell
If the Shoe Fits
Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire

Xenaverse News - Rob Tapert

Sam Raimi's Ghost House eyes home entertainment - Hollywood Reporter 10 April 2007 -  The booming horror genre on DVD is getting a boost with the launch of Ghost House Underground, a new film acquisitions company that will extend the Ghost House brand to home entertainment. The venture will release 12-20 films a year, mostly through Lionsgate, the feisty mini-major that has established itself as a force in the horror field through its "Saw" franchise and "After Dark" DVD series. Ghost House Underground teams Ghost House Pictures -- a horror genre company led by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Mandate Pictures president Nathan Kahane -- with Grindstone, a major distributor of direct-to-video films. Read more
Contributed by LB

 

 

8 April 2008

It's Video Day at AUSXIP :)

DANCING WITH THE STARS - MARISSA

RENEE UPDATES

Criminal Minds

LUCY UPDATES

TV Show Video Clips

Dancing With The Stars

Late Show With David Letterman

Entertainment Tonight - Birthdays

Xenaverse News - Adrienne

I have added a new section to AUSXIP - Adrienne Wilkinson News where you can find out what's happening with Adrienne and all sorts of interesting things - check it out!

First Look at Maris Brood in Star Wars The Force Unleashed!

LucasArts today announced that its highly anticipated videogame Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be released on September 16, 2008 in the United States, September 17 in Southeast Asia and Australia, and September 19 in Europe.

An entirely new chapter in the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's
"Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The game's expansive story is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

"Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is one of the most ambitious projects LucasArts has ever launched. The combination of a great new Star Wars story with revolutionary new technology and game play means more fun than you've  ever had in the Star Wars universe," said Peter Hirschmann, Vice-President of Product Development, LucasArts. "We can't wait until gamers get their hands on  it this September."


Reflection Wins Best Picture for Live Action Short at Phoenix Film Festival

  • Reflection won best picture in its category this weekend at the Phoenix Film festival. The award it technically called Best
    live Action Short. Not bad at all! Hopefully this will come to Oz at some point!

 

7 April 2008

LUCY UPDATES

Lucy pics - out and about with Marissa and husband Judah
News contributed by Barbara Davies

Celebrity Sightings in Los Angeles - April 1, 2008
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 01: Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, castmember of 'Dancing with The Stars,' with Actress/Friend Lucy Lawless and husband Judah Miller, pose on the night she was saved from elimination leaving Iroha Sushi on April 1, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

3 images at Filmmagic.com and the same images on Getty but bigger


XENAVERSE UPDATES

William Gregory Lee News
News contributed by MET

Another Xena cast member to appear in BitchSlap. William Gregory (Virgil) will be in the role of Hot Wire according to the Internet Movie Database and Michael Hurst's Official site

The Bard's Corner

Classic Fiction by Iseqween

  • Two Breaths of Wind (Complete)
    Some 15 years or so after they settle down in the story "Enough," Xena and Gabrielle weather internal and external turbulence in their relatively peaceful co-existence.

Karl Urban News
News contributed by Manon

In the next issue of the Official Star Trek Magazine,

Issue Spotlight
URBAN LEGEND
Talking to Star Trek Magazine exclusively from the set, Karl Urban, the new Dr. McCoy, reveals how much J.J. Abrams’ movie is honoring its predecessor. “Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman have written a fantastic script. I really feel they have managed to capture the essence of what Gene Roddenberry created in 1966.”  Ordering Information

06 April 2008

LUCY AND RENEE UPDATES

Bitch Slap Movie
News contributed by Barbara Davies

  • Michael Hurst has updated his site with a synopsis and cast details for Bitch Slap.
    Click here to view

LUCY UPDATES

Upcoming Magazine
News contributed by Barbara Davies

Latest issue SFX 169 – May 2008 - On sale Wednesday 9 April 2008

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
We've known for a while now that Battlestar's fourth season will bring the story to a natural end. We go on set to ask the cast and crew how that natural end will come about.

REWIND
Sure, it was cheesy and daft, but there were many things that made Xena: Warrior Princess great. We have an unashamed stroll through what those things were.

Order the Magazine here
 

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

Dreamwatch Total SciFi - 4 April 2008  Battlestar Galactica: “We are at the top of our game…”
WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS ABOUT BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SEASON THREE!

Lucy's Q&A is:

How did it come about that Lucy’s supposedly dead character, D'Anna Biers, would return for the final season?

Lucy Lawless
Well, Ron called me and said, “We’re bringing you back…”

Ron Moore The story has to do with ‘un-boxing’ D'Anna. There are a lot of people that are very interested in un-boxing D’Anna because she knows certain things and there is a long plot that culminates in what she reveals. It’s a pivot point for the upcoming season. Once that happens, things change and drive us to the finale.

Lucy Lawless He told me that it was going to be a jolly, hockey stick reason - she was coming back to participate in somebody’s plan. I just said, ‘Dude, can you keep her vicious?’ What I loved about her is that she’s the grit in everybody’s eye. I just wanted to keep her trouble and he said no worries about that! (Laughs)

 

 

 

03 April 2008

MaryD's Ramblings....Witchblade


I know alot of Xena fans are fans of this amazing series - Witchblade is coming to DVD, the entire series.
I absolutely LOVED this series. If it wasn't Xena, Witchblade would own my heart...alas Xena got there first! <g Starring Yancy Butler. There are some very cool extras - check this out on TVShowsonDVD

All the news about the series + cover art can be seen on Amazon.com. You can pre-order your copy now...it will be released July 2008.

 

 

LUCY UPDATES

Lucy London Concert Poster - Bad Girls In Heaven

Lucy Lawless Concert Poster - Bad Girls In HeavenThat's an interesting title for a concert and I suspect London fans and whoever jets in from around the world to attend this concert will get rockin' Lucy instead of the Country Lucy or the R&B Lucy!

The official poster has been released - Very nice indeed. Click here to see the larger version

 

 

 

 

02 April 2008

LUCY UPDATES

New Articles
 
 
MaryD's Ramblings - 2 April 2008


Okay so that announcement yesterday on Michael Hurst's website about Bitch Slap wasn't an April Fool's Joke :) Or is it still a joke? Who knows and frankly at this point it's too funny anyway even if it's not a joke...I want to see promo pics of Lucy in her Mother Superior garb (going to school at the Marist Sisters College is going to pay off for Lucy)

LOL! Bitch Slap has been confirmed by Lucy...this is part of Lucy's blog post about it:
 

I also did a small role as Mother Superior, alongside the gorgeous, Renee O'Connor in BITCHSLAP, who is a naughty novice in the convent.  She is confessing her dark fantasies to my character ...Read more on Lucy's site...

and this was the news announced by Michael Hurst on his site:

There's a new movie being made that will feature all four of the Herc/Xena stars--but it's not a Herc or Xena movie. It's called Bitch Slap. Michael Hurst is starring as a gangster named Gage and Kevin Sorbo is playing the role of Mr. Phoenix, with cameos by Lucy Lawless as Mother Superior and Renee O'Connor as Sister Batrille.

Stunts are being coordinated and performed by Xena stunt double Zoe Bell, and the film is written and produced by Eric Gruendemann and Rick Jacobson; Jacobson is also directing. Eric was Co-Executive Producer of Hercules, Xena, Young Hercules, Jack of All Trades, and Cleopatra 2525, and Rick Jacobson directed two episodes of Hercules and twelve of Xena.

Filming is currently in progress in California.
See www.michaelhurstnow.com.

 

01 April 2008

 

New Lucy and Renee Movie - BitchSlap

The followed news was announced by Michael Hurst on his site:

There's a new movie being made that will feature all four of the Herc/Xena stars--but it's not a Herc or Xena movie. It's called Bitch Slap. Michael Hurst is starring as a gangster named Gage and Kevin Sorbo is playing the role of Mr. Phoenix, with cameos by Lucy Lawless as Mother Superior and Renee O'Connor as Sister Batrille.

Stunts are being coordinated and performed by Xena stunt double Zoe Bell, and the film is written and produced by Eric Gruendemann and Rick Jacobson; Jacobson is also directing. Eric was Co-Executive Producer of Hercules, Xena, Young Hercules, Jack of All Trades, and Cleopatra 2525, and Rick Jacobson directed two episodes of Hercules and twelve of Xena.

Filming is currently in progress in California.
See www.michaelhurstnow.com.