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'Spartacus' re-runs find a home on basic cable

'Spartacus' re-runs find a home on basic cable

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) --Syfy says it is acquiring the U.S. basic cable rights to all 39 episodes of the swords-and-sandal series, "Spartacus," from Starz Worldwide Distribution.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 29, 2014.
By United Press International

Greenpeace welcomes freeze in Shell's Alaska campaign

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Greenpeace said Thursday a decision from Shell to suspend Alaskan drilling efforts is evidence the arctic campaign was "an albatross around Shell's neck."

Greenpeace protesting arctic oil plans

MOSCOW, April 26 (UPI) -- Protesters chained themselves to oil barrels in front of the Moscow offices of Norwegian major Statoil because of arctic exploration plans, Greenpeace said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 29, 2013.
By United Press International

Greenpace challenges NZ oil permits

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, June 6 (UPI) -- The New Zealand government likely won't lose a challenge filed by Greenpeace against an exploration permit granted to a Brazilian company, an executive said.

Greenpeace occupies Shell icebreaker

HELSINKI, Finland, May 1 (UPI) -- Greenpeace activists said Tuesday they occupied an icebreaker contracted by oil company Shell in a harbor in Helsinki, Finland.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 29, 2012.
By United Press International

Greenpeace called to talks, Shell says

NEW PLYMOUTH, New Zealand, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Greenpeace is welcome to discuss plans for oil exploration off the Alaskan coast, Shell officials said after seven activists were pulled from a drilling rig.
Starz working on 'Spartacus' prequel

Starz working on 'Spartacus' prequel

LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI) -- Pre-production is under way on a six-part prequel to the original series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," U.S. cable network Starz announced.

Lucy Lawless hops on 'Battlestar'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Lucy "Xena: Warrior Princess" Lawless is joining the permanent cast of the Sci Fi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica," it was announced Monday.

Lucy Lawless guests on 'Vernonica Mars'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Lucy Lawless will guest star on the first episode of 2006 of UPN's "Veronica Mars."

Lucy Lawless takes on 'Vampire Bats'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless, best known as "Xena: Warrior Princess," will battle "Vampire Bats" in a CBS made-for-TV movie.

'Xena' blasts off to 'Battlestar'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless says she's happy to guest star on "Battlestar Galactica," but she wouldn't mind revisiting "Xena: Warrior Princess."

Lawless to swing on 'Tarzan'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Lucy Lawless has signed on to appear in Warner Brothers' frosh drama "Tarzan," Daily Variety reported Tuesday.
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Lucy Lawless
Cast member Lucy Lawless attends the premiere of the film "Bedtime Stories" in Los Angeles on December 18, 2008. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Lucy Lawless (born Lucille Frances Ryan; March 29, 1968) is a New Zealand actress and singer known for playing the title character of the television series Xena: Warrior Princess and for her role as Number Three on the series Battlestar Galactica.

Lawless, the fifth of seven children (five brothers and one sister), was born in Mount Albert, New Zealand. She is the daughter of Julie and Frank Ryan, who was a banker and Mount Albert mayor. Lawless began acting in secondary school. At Auckland University, she studied foreign languages for a year. She dropped out and left for Europe with her boyfriend, Garth Lawless, to travel to Germany and Switzerland, she also speaks German fluently. The couple then moved to Australia, where she worked briefly as a gold miner.

At 19, Lawless became pregnant with Garth's child. In 1988, they married in Kalgoorlie, Australia. They returned to New Zealand and had a daughter, Daisy Lawless (born July 15, 1988). The couple divorced in 1995. Lawless married Xena executive producer, Robert Tapert, on March 2], 1998. Lawless and Tapert have two sons: Julius Robert Bay Tapert (born October 16, 1999) and Judah Miro Tapert (born May 7, 2002), both born in Auckland, New Zealand.

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