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April 6, 1999 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
The producers of the syndicated TV show "Xena: Warrior Princess" have agreed not to rerun a recent episode after numerous Hindu organizations complained it belittled Hindu gods. "The Way," which aired in late February, featured characters based on Hindu deities, including one who was punched in the face and hit by Xena. In March, several Hindu groups protested in front of Universal Studios, whose TV division distributes "Xena" internationally.
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January 23, 2005 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
Warrior princesses who vanquish evil never really die. Their resurrection is popping out of a three-tiered cake at a Burbank convention center wearing go-go get-ups and wigs. Xena's back, baby. Her best bud, Gabrielle, too.
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January 18, 1998 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a longtime Republican, Donald Mitchell has been to plenty of conventions. He watched Ronald Reagan win his first nomination for governor in 1966. He volunteered at San Diego in 1996. But until Saturday, the retired 67-year-old insurance salesman had never been to a single convention where he got to put his arm around a buxom, blue-eyed brunet with 3-inch heels, body armor and a wood-and-leather bustier. Then again, Mitchell had never been to a Xena convention before.
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July 5, 2001 | DAVID COLKER
Now you can own a genuine piece of the "Xena: Warrior Princess" show. But bring plenty of cash. Items from the beloved cult TV series, which came to a sad end late last month with the death of the title character, are being auctioned off by the producers on the Internet. Some of the prices already fetched: a sword used on the show went for $17,600, a costume worn by Gabrielle (Xena's faithful companion, played by actress Renee O'Connor) brought a winning bid of $16,001.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A delegation of more than 200 Hindus sought a meeting with Universal Studios executives Monday to express concern over what the group considers to be derogatory depictions of Hindu deities in the action television series "Xena: Warrior Princess." Although the Los Angeles delegation was rebuffed, executives of the studio, which owns and distributes the show, said a separate group of Hindus met Monday with the "Xena" producers in New Zealand, where the show is taped.
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January 15, 2000 | LAURA ACCINELLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As usual for the offbeat "sisterhood is powerful" show that overlays Greek mythology with a modern sensibility and computer-graphic imaging, the babes in bustiers are back busting heads. Expect an authentic "Xena: Warrior Princess" opener today when syndicated TV's highest rated first-run drama airs its 100th episode at 3 p.m. on KTLA. Weapons are drawn, Xena hurls her emblematic chakram, bodies flip and corkscrew cartoonishly through the air.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1997 | Anne Beatts, Anne Beatts is a writer who lives in Los Angeles
Growing up in the '50s, I longed to be a swashbuckling adventurer like my favorite movie heroes. The problem was back then women didn't get to buckle any swashes. So I couldn't decide whether I wanted to be Errol Flynn or marry him. Now the choice is clear. I want to be Xena, Warrior Princess--though in a pinch I'd settle for her comely blond sidekick, Gabrielle. Xena kicks butt. Literally.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2000 | LAURA ACCINELLI
"Give it heaps, everybody," called director Garth Maxwell in late August on the Auckland set of the 100th episode of "Xena: Warrior Princess." The star of the series gave a yodel: "Yoo-hoo! We're shooting." That's Lucy, said Renee O'Connor, who plays best friend Gabrielle to Lucy Lawless' Xena. "Lucy's very down-to-earth for the lead of a TV show. She's juggling how to be a mom, a feminist icon and just a good Kiwi all at the same time."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2005 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
Warrior princesses who vanquish evil never really die. Their resurrection is popping out of a three-tiered cake at a Burbank convention center wearing go-go get-ups and wigs. Xena's back, baby. Her best bud, Gabrielle, too.
NEWS
July 5, 2001 | DAVID COLKER
Now you can own a genuine piece of the "Xena: Warrior Princess" show. But bring plenty of cash. Items from the beloved cult TV series, which came to a sad end late last month with the death of the title character, are being auctioned off by the producers on the Internet. Some of the prices already fetched: a sword used on the show went for $17,600, a costume worn by Gabrielle (Xena's faithful companion, played by actress Renee O'Connor) brought a winning bid of $16,001.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2000 | LAURA ACCINELLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As usual for the offbeat "sisterhood is powerful" show that overlays Greek mythology with a modern sensibility and computer-graphic imaging, the babes in bustiers are back busting heads. Expect an authentic "Xena: Warrior Princess" opener today when syndicated TV's highest rated first-run drama airs its 100th episode at 3 p.m. on KTLA. Weapons are drawn, Xena hurls her emblematic chakram, bodies flip and corkscrew cartoonishly through the air.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2000 | LAURA ACCINELLI
"Give it heaps, everybody," called director Garth Maxwell in late August on the Auckland set of the 100th episode of "Xena: Warrior Princess." The star of the series gave a yodel: "Yoo-hoo! We're shooting." That's Lucy, said Renee O'Connor, who plays best friend Gabrielle to Lucy Lawless' Xena. "Lucy's very down-to-earth for the lead of a TV show. She's juggling how to be a mom, a feminist icon and just a good Kiwi all at the same time."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1999 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
The producers of the syndicated TV show "Xena: Warrior Princess" have agreed not to rerun a recent episode after numerous Hindu organizations complained it belittled Hindu gods. "The Way," which aired in late February, featured characters based on Hindu deities, including one who was punched in the face and hit by Xena. In March, several Hindu groups protested in front of Universal Studios, whose TV division distributes "Xena" internationally.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A delegation of more than 200 Hindus sought a meeting with Universal Studios executives Monday to express concern over what the group considers to be derogatory depictions of Hindu deities in the action television series "Xena: Warrior Princess." Although the Los Angeles delegation was rebuffed, executives of the studio, which owns and distributes the show, said a separate group of Hindus met Monday with the "Xena" producers in New Zealand, where the show is taped.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1998 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a longtime Republican, Donald Mitchell has been to plenty of conventions. He watched Ronald Reagan win his first nomination for governor in 1966. He volunteered at San Diego in 1996. But until Saturday, the retired 67-year-old insurance salesman had never been to a single convention where he got to put his arm around a buxom, blue-eyed brunet with 3-inch heels, body armor and a wood-and-leather bustier. Then again, Mitchell had never been to a Xena convention before.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1997 | Anne Beatts, Anne Beatts is a writer who lives in Los Angeles
Growing up in the '50s, I longed to be a swashbuckling adventurer like my favorite movie heroes. The problem was back then women didn't get to buckle any swashes. So I couldn't decide whether I wanted to be Errol Flynn or marry him. Now the choice is clear. I want to be Xena, Warrior Princess--though in a pinch I'd settle for her comely blond sidekick, Gabrielle. Xena kicks butt. Literally.
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