Feb. 07, 2013 | 8:04 a.m.

Lucy Lawless sentenced, and the warrior princess is thrilled

Lucy Lawless has been arrested, tried, sentenced — and still claims victory. You could hardly expect the chakram-wielding veteran of “Xena the Warrior Princess” and star of “buckets-of-blood” “Spartacus” to be squeamish  about being sentenced over a protest. Lawless has consistently said she wasn’t sorry for the incident that led to her run-in with the law. As the Los Angeles Times’ Christie D’Zurilla reported in June, Lawless was arrested in connection with a February  2012 Greenpeace protest.  She pleaded guilty at that time to charges of unlawfully being on a ship. The actress and six other activists boarded the Arctic oil-drilling ship the Noble Discoverer, docked at New Zealand’s Port Taranaki. They climbed atop a 174-foot drilling tower  and stayed there — for four days — according to an Associated Press report. While there, they camped, blogged and generally hung […]
Jan. 28, 2011 | 8:34 a.m.

‘Xena’ convention will bring out L.A. weekend warriors

Although the series has been gone from syndication for more than a decade, “Xena: Warrior Princess” is still remembered for its feisty feminism and scantily clad leading ladies Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor — as well as the lesbian undertones that always added some pop-culture crackle to the show and stirred fan debates that still continue. The series unquestionably paved the way for more emotionally and physically powerful television heroines, and this weekend, around 500 fans of the show are expected to gather for the 16th  Official Xena Convention: The XVI Celebration, which kicks off Friday at the Los Angeles Marriot Convention Center near LAX. Expect an abundance of bare midriffs, thigh-high boots and leather bustiers along with celebrity panels, yoga workshops and photo-ops galore. Gary Berman, co-CEO of Creation Entertainment, who produces the event and other sci-fi and fantasy conventions, insists that the biggest […]
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