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November 26, 1998 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lucy Lawless, star of the syndicated "Xena: Warrior Princess," and her husband, Rob Tapert, the show's executive producer, have purchased a Studio City home for $1.5 million. Lawless, 30, and Tapert, 43, were married in March. They also have a home in her native New Zealand, where her series is filmed. Lawless previously appeared on "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," which Taper also produces.
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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 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.
NEWS
March 26, 1997 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fighting cruel mythological gods and evil monsters, nasty giants and blood thirsty warlords--pshaw, mere saber rattling for actress Lucy Lawless, who plays "Xena: Warrior Princess." Lawless had plenty of practice--she grew up with five brothers (four of them older) and one sister. "I had a fairly rough-and-tumble childhood," Lawless said in a soft voice. "I've got a good kick, I can throw a punch and I learned not to cry."
NEWS
September 28, 1997 | LEE HARRIS, TIMES WRITER WRITER
Spaceman Buzz Lightyear (voice of Tim Allen) and Cowboy Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) battle for the affection of a boy in "Toy Story" (ABC, Sunday at 7 p.m.). The hit movie airs as the return premiere of "The Wonderful World of Disney" franchise. Toys come alive in this animated modern classic in which Woody, a pull-string cowboy doll and the leader of the other toys, is threatened by the arrival of the flashy Buzz. Other voices featured are: Don Rickles (Mr.
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.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2000 | CRAIG TOMASHOFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A devil-may-care fortune hunter fends off some thugs with a few deft punches and kicks to save this adventurer's assistant. And on the mean streets of some unnamed metropolis, a mysterious do-gooder wearing cowl and costume and driving a super-powered car arrives with guns blazing to save a citizen in distress. On the face of it, there's not much surprising about such derring-do. It's all in an hour's work for the heroes in television action shows.
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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.
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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