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Lucy Lawless Sentenced For Boarding Oil Drillship

February 7th, 2013 7:07pm EST
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Lucy Lawless and several other Greenpeace activists have been sentenced to 120 hours community service and a fine of $651 each.

The Spartacus: Vengeance actress was arrested last year for illegally boarding an oil drillship and delaying its departure from Port Taranaki in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

However, the group has not been ordered to pay around the $600,000 Shell Todd was seeking in reparations. The judge said the company could pursue the money in civil court.

"Since we occupied the Noble Discoverer, it has become evident to everyone watching, from the millions who have signed Gre...

Hot Pics From The Premiere Of 'Spartacus: War of the Damned'

January 23rd, 2013 3:00pm EST
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Liam McIntiyre and a bevy of beautiful stars attended the "Spartacus: War of the Damned" premiere at the Regal Cinemas in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The series kicks off its third and final season on Jan. 25 on Starz.

Cynthia Addai-Robinson plays Naevia and is featured alongside her lover Crixus (Manu Bennett), a former gladiator turned rebel on the series. Naevia is joined by Roman women Laeta (Anne Hutchinson) and Saxa (Ellen Hollman), who fight to survive in the midst of war.

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Lucy Lawless Pleads Guilty To Trespassing After Greenpeace Protest Arrest

June 14th, 2012 8:19am EDT
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Actress Lucy Lawless has pleaded guilty to trespass following her arrest for staging a demonstration onboard an oil ship docked in her native New Zealand.

The former Xena: Warrior Princess star was among a group of Greenpeace campaigners who climbed aboard the vessel in Taranaki in February and chained themselves to the ship's tower to protest against oil drilling in the Arctic.

They spent four days onboard before they were removed by police and subsequently arrested.

Lawless and eight fellow activists appeared in court in New Zealand on Thursday and pleaded guilty to trespassing. Pro...

Maggie Q To Play Animated Wonder Woman

March 14th, 2012 9:12am EDT
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Maggie Q is set to become the latest actress to play Wonder Woman after signing on for a new animated TV series.

The actress will make her debut as the superheroine in Cartoon Network series "Young Justice" on March 24, according to

Maggie Q insists she was born to play Wonder Woman: "In my head I am her. No stretch there. When I was a kid, I used to dress up as her. I couldn't afford a costume, so I would make her headband, wristbands and the lasso out of paper and tape it to myself, and run around, climb up roofs and try to jump off them."

Wonder Woman has been portrayed b...

Lucy Lawless Arrested For Oil Tanker Protest

February 27th, 2012 10:32am EST
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Actress Lucy Lawless has been arrested after spending several days protesting onboard an oil-drilling ship docked in New Zealand.

The former Xena: Warrior Princess star was among a group of seven campaigners who climbed aboard the vessel, which is docked in Taranaki, New Zealand, on Friday to protest against oil drilling in the Arctic.

She vowed not to leave her spot on the ship's drilling tower until the mission was called off, and insisted she expected to be taken into custody for her demonstration.

She told, "We know we're going to be arrested ... but ... this is a moral de...

Q&A: Kevin Sorbo Conquers Herculean Health Struggles

October 31st, 2011 6:00pm EDT
To audiences, Kevin Sorbo was a demi-God in the ‘90s TV hit, “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” but off cameras the actor was fighting for his life. Few people knew that the now 53-year-old endured three strokes, which nearly destroyed his career as playing the strongest man on earth. After over a decade of hiding his struggles, Sorbo now bares all in his memoir, True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal-and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life. In Sorbo’s first book, “Hercules” fans finally learn the truth behind his secret battles with his health and how he conquered them, all wh...

Lucy Lawless Reveals She Never Liked Being an Action Heroine

February 4th, 2011 10:40am EST
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This may come as a surprise to Xena fans. Lucy Lawless, who played the legendary heroine for six years, reveals she never liked being a tough girl.

“Yes, I hated it,” Lawless said. “Hated it, but I wasn’t in a position to say no. Very quickly I realized I can’t be cringing every time they come and say, ‘Lucy, would you like to go and learn your next fight?’ I haven’t even finished filming the last one and I have to go learn the next. I said, ‘You know what you guys? Instead of asking me would you like to, just say: Lucy, fight’s up.’ Then it doesn’t require a response. It just requires me ...

Lucy Lawless Joining No Ordinary Family

January 28th, 2011 2:44pm EST
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Xena and Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Lucy Lawless has landed a recurring role on No Ordinary Family , TVLine reports.

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Q&A: Lucy Lawless Dishes On Sexy 'Spartacus' Scenes, Hurt 'Xena' Fans & More

January 28th, 2011 12:00pm EST
It’s been nearly a decade since 41-year-old actress Lucy Lawless starred as a leather-loving heroine, but that’s ancient history. After "Xena: Warrior Princess" came to an end in 2001, the New Zealand icon continued her adventures in Hollywood, doing everything from minor television roles to showing off her singing pipes on “Celebrity Duets.”

Fortunately, Lawless has made a triumphant comeback as Lucretia in Starz’s television series, "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena." While Lawless did co-star in the previous "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" as the sinfully seductive wife of a gladiator trainer,...

Lucy Lawless Hates Filming Sex Scenes

January 7th, 2011 8:37am EST
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Lucy Lawless recently talked about the full-frontal sex scenes in racy TV drama "Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena."

She said, "It's miserable when you have to do a sex scene. Unless you're a porn star or unless you're jacked up on's impossible to do these things and feel good about it... but you are wearing a merkin...It's a pubic wig and somebody sits there and handknits, like, these little wigs, a hair bikini."

Lucy insists her husband has no problems with her full frontal nudity and explicit sex scenes because he's a producer of the show. She appears completely naked in man...

Lucy Lawless' Husband Encourages Her Racy 'Spartacus' Scenes

January 6th, 2011 9:55pm EST
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TV star Lucy Lawless insists her husband has no problems with her full frontal nudity and explicit sex scenes in racy drama Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena (The six-episode prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand) - because he's a producer of the show.

The former Xena: Warrior Princess star appears completely naked in many scenes as Roman socialite Lucretia, but her husband Robert Tapert just cheers her on.

She admits he even encourages her to disrobe and get on with it - rather than complain about her modesty.

Lawless tells Access Hollywood Live, "He's a funny guy... He just says, 'This is a ...

Lucy Lawless Must Lose 10 Ugly Pounds For 'Naked-ish' Role In 'Spartacus'

July 23rd, 2010 12:00pm EDT
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Lucy Lawless faces a race to lose 10 unwanted pounds in a week, so she can feel comfortable baring all on camera for the "Spartacus" prequel.

The New Zealand star was such a hit as scheming Lucretia in the TV epic that she and her onscreen husband John Hannah, who both died in a finale massacre, have been brought back to life for a short series, hastily created to allow "Spartacus" star Andy Whitfield to fully recover from a cancer battle.

But Lawless admits she over-indulged during a recent European vacation, and now she's looking for ways to lose the weight fast.

She says, "I went with...

New Zealanders Won't See Lucy Lawless Naked

July 23rd, 2010 8:31am EDT
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Fans of voluptuous Lucy Lawless in the actress' native New Zealand have yet to see the star in all her glory because naked scenes in her hit TV epic "Spartacus: Blood & Sand" were censored in her homeland.

The "Xena: Warrior Princess" star stripped off for her first full-frontal scenes in the gritty ancient Rome saga, in which she played sex-loving high society schemer Lucretia.

But fans back home in New Zealand never got the chance to see their favorite daughter naked.

She says, "There's a PG version (in New Zealand)."

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Characters On 'Spartacus' To Be Brought Back From The Dead

May 12th, 2010 8:38am EDT
John Hannah and Lucy Lawless have been brought back from the dead for a prequel to hit cable series "Spartacus: Blood And Sand."

The TV couple were slaughtered in the bloody finale to the ancient Roman drama, which aired last month, but they'll revive their scheming characters Batiatus and Lucretia in a six-episode prequel.

The project comes as the show's slave star Andy Whitfield battles cancer. The actor, who played the title character, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma earlier this year.

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Lucy Lawless Wants To Star In 'Xena' Movie

January 25th, 2010 1:10pm EST
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Actress Lucy Lawless is calling on movie bosses to adapt Xena: Warrior Princess for the big screen - because she fears fans will lose interest in the fantasy series if it's revived for TV.

The New Zealand-born star is best known for playing the warrior pin-up in the cult program, which she is desperate to see brought back to life as a feature film.

She tells, "I love that character. I would do it if it was a movie. I doubt I would do it as a TV series. I can't see how you would make it fresh. By the time somebody does come up with that I'm just going to be too old. And I'm r...

Sexy Lucy Lawless Returns To The Small Screen In 'Spartacus'

January 22nd, 2010 11:58am EST
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Lucy Lawless stars in new TV series "Spartacus" tonight on Starz. The former Xena star says her series is nothing like the one that made her famous.

It's "completely different," she told TV critics this month in Pasadena, Calif., at the recent network press tour. "The fighting, the technology - everything has changed so much."

She plays Lucretia and appears in her first full-frontal nude scenes opposite actor John Hannah. The actress insists the sex scenes were anything but pleasant: "It's the first time I had to do a sex scene; I try to think of myself as a modern woman but, honestly...

Q&A With Michael Ausiello: TV Fan, Media Journalist, and Neo-Celebrity (But Don't Try To Tell Him That!)

September 30th, 2009 11:15am EDT
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Michael Ausiello, "Entertainment Weekly's" TV writer, is the "outbreak monkey" of his field. There is a new virus that is affecting the field of media journalism, and that plague is celebrity. The new neo-celebrity status of these journalists has a patient zero - the person we see as the beginning of it all - and that is Ausiello himself.

The line between celebrity and non-celebrity has blurred in the past 15 years thanks to a change in how we interpret and apply entertainment and media into our daily lives. This change has created a domino effect that has also hit the field of journ...

Lucy Lawless Considers Merkin For First Sex Scenes

July 29th, 2009 4:04pm EDT
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Actress Lucy Lawless is fretting over a merkin to hide her modesty in upcoming TV mini-series Spartacus. The Xena: Warrior Princess star was offered a pubic wig for her first full-frontal nude scenes - but, with one co-star keen to display all onscreen, she admits the pressure's on to go au naturale.

She says, "I haven't worn it yet... I was like 'have you got a red one?' We have one just in case. We have one person in the cast who insists on being naked... I think that person thinks it will surprise the person they're acting opposite."

Lawless plays Lucretia in the period epic, which...

Xena Heads Back To Ancient Rome

March 31st, 2009 8:46am EDT
Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless is heading back to ancient times to play a Roman slave owner.

The actress has joined the cast of Spider-Man moviemaker Sam Raimi's new TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Lawless will play Lucretia opposite Aussie actor Andy Whitfield in the drama, which will premiere on U.S. cable channel Starz in January, according to

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Attack Of The Comic Book Movies

February 12th, 2009 12:02pm EST
Bringing comic book heroes (and villains) to the big screen has meant big bucks for movie studios in recent years. With huge budgets and state of the art special effects, it's easier than ever for filmmakers to convincingly create the fantasy worlds that classic comic characters inhabit, both delighting die-hard "geeks," and captivating folks who've never picked up a comic book in their lives.

Comic book films have always been popular, dating back to the movie serials of the 1940s featuring Superman, Batman, and Flash Gordon, just to name a few. Christopher Reeve's "Superman" in 1978...

Beyonce Wants To Play Wonder Woman

November 8th, 2008 9:30am EST
Beyonce Knowles has named her superheroine - she wants to be Wonder Woman. The singer/actress recently revealed she'd love to hit the big screen as a comic book icon - and now she's revealing just who she'd like to play.

She tells the Los Angeles Times newspaper, “I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman?. It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice - a black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It’s time for that.

"I love Wonder Woman and it’d be a dream come true to be that character. It sure would be handy to have that lasso. To mak...

'Battlestar Galactica': Frack! We're Back!

April 4th, 2008 9:33am EDT
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With Battlestar Galactica making its triumphant return for its fourth and final season tonight, let's take a look at season three. Even though the boxing match between Starbuck and Apollo was hot, we're skipping specific plot points and focusing on a general overview.

Season three started with the continued occupation of New Caprica by the Cylons. Baltar was still the president of the human government and signing death orders for resistance members at the behest of the Cylon occupying force. The resistance was ramping up their efforts in fighting the Cylons, but they also targeted huma...

Girl Power! TV's Top Buttkicking Gals

March 28th, 2008 3:00pm EDT
You know them, you love them...and you certainly wouldn't want to piss them off. So who are they? They are the uber tough heroines who prove time and again that one doesn't need a y chromosome to kill bad guys, protect loved ones and ultimately save the day. Each one of them fights for a different reason, a different cause. Each has her own style, strengths, and battles. They do all share a common trait, however - they can all take on pretty much any man, woman, robot or monster that comes their way. Here is Starpulse's tribute to "Television's Top Buttkicking Gals."

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Witches, Werewolves And Warlocks Invade ABC Family's Ninth Annual '13 Nights Of Halloween'

October 17th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
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ABC Family has a frightful line-up of new programming for its ninth annual '13 Nights of Halloween' programming event. The new ABC Family original movie "Nature of the Beast" and the basic cable premieres of "An American Haunting" and "Boogeyman" will join other Halloween themed programming airing the 13 nights leading up to Halloween (October 19 - October 31).

ABC Family's new original movie "Nature of the Beast," premiering Sunday, October 21 (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT) is a darkly wicked tale of one happy couple's road to wedded bliss. Julia and Rich are in the throes of planning the...

Lucy Lawless Returns To 'Battlestar Galactica;' Sam Jones To Appear On 'Flash Gordon'

August 2nd, 2007 9:45am EDT
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Sci Fi just announced the return of Lucy Lawless to Battlestar Galactica and the casting of Sam J. Jones as a guest star on the channel's new series "Flash Gordon." Jones played the title character in Mike Hodges' 1980 film, Flash Gordon.

Lucy Lawless will return to "Battlestar Galactica" for a minimum of two episodes of the show's fourth and final season, currently in production in Vancouver. Lawless will reprise her role as D'Anna, the religious zealot who broke away from the collective voice of her fellow Cylons, thus sowing the first seeds of dissention among the robot race. As a r...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 29

March 29th, 2007 3:00am EDT
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Happy Birthday to tennis superstar Jennifer Capriati (1976), "Xena: Warrior Princess" star Lucy Lawless (1968), Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson (1964), "Star Trek: TNG" actress Marina Sirtis (1960), Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell (1959), "Harold & Maude" star Bud Cort (1948), "Monty Python" actor Eric Idle (1943), legendary baseball pitcher Cy Young (1867; d. 1955), and 10th President of the United States John Tyler (1790; d. 1862).

Lucy Lawless Joins 'Football Wives'

February 13th, 2007 9:32am EST
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Former Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless has signed on for the U.S. version of "Footballers' Wives." The new show, called "Football Wives," is an adaptation of the British soap about wives and girlfriends of professional soccer players. The U.S. version will substitute American football for soccer.

Lawless will play Tanya, played by Zoe Lucker in the U.K. version, the ruthless spouse of bad boy Jason Turner, who was played by Cristian Solimeno in the British version. She will join Gabrielle Union in the pilot, which is being produced by Superman Returns director Bryan Singer.


Lucy Lawless Sells Out Rock Show

January 13th, 2007 1:15pm EST
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Fans of Xena: Warrior Princess have given the beloved TV show's star Lucy Lawless' rock career a surprise boost after selling out one of her first concerts.

The New Zealand actress has been forced to add a second night at Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre this weekend after her Saturday night show sold out earlier this week.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Lucy Lawless Launches Singing Career

December 15th, 2006 9:18am EST
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Former Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless is launching a singing career after developing her talent on the reality competition "Celebrity Duets." The 38-year-old star discovered her love of singing while competing on the show and has decided to hit the road.

She explains, "It almost has put paid to my acting career because it was too much fun! I went and did this singing show a couple of months ago. I sang with Smokey Robinson and Dionne Warwick and the most amazing people. It blew my socks off and that's all I can think about, it's like a total drug. I'm completely addicted to ...

Stars Design Teapots for Charity

August 26th, 2006 4:17pm EDT
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The Desperate Housewives cast and actresses Lucy Lawless and Gillian Anderson are brewing up some creativity after designing and autographing teapots for the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts/Los Angeles' (BAFTA/LA) annual Emmys party.

The ceramic creations will be offered up to memorabilia fans during an online celebrity auction. Other stars signing and designing teapots include Jon Voight, Charles Dance and Lisa Kudrow. Hosted online by the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, the celebrity teapot auction begins Saturday and will conclude on September 15.

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