01:04 AM EDT 04/14/2013
Originally posted 06/14/2012 08:30AM
Lucy Lawless pleaded guilty Thursday to trespassing, and had a more serious charge of burglary dropped, after she and seven other Greenpeace New Zealand activists boarded an oil-drilling ship in February to keep it from leaving port.
The Spartacus: Vengeance actress, 44, could face three years in prison at her sentencing in September, but told reporters in Auckland that she doesn't expect jail time, as she is a first-time offender and the protest was peaceful.
"I had to do what I had to do," she said, reports the New Zealand Herald. "We want to tell [deep-sea oil drillers] absolutely under no circumstances is this a good idea. They are robbing our children of their birthright to a clean and healthy planet, and they know it."
Originally posted 02/27/2012 08:15AM
Lucy Lawless was among seven people arrested Monday in an environmental protest in New Zealand, having boarded a Shell-owned oil-drilling ship to prevent it from leaving port.
The Spartacus: Vengeance actress, 43, and six Greenpeace New Zealand companions were charged with burglary, the New Zealand Herald reports.
"This chapter has ended, but the story of the battle to save the Arctic has just begun," Lawless said in a statement before being arrested.
Originally posted 10/02/2006 06:00PM
"I'm still in shock," says Alfonso Ribeiro of being crowned the winner of FOX's other reality-TV singing contest – Celebrity Duets. Best known for his role as uppity Carlton Banks in the hit '90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the 35-year-old actor-director proved he can also hold a note with the best of them – beating out celeb competitors Lucy Lawless and Queer as Folk star Hal Sparks in the show's Sept. 29 finale. PEOPLE recently caught up with the newly minted singing sensation to talk about performing with his musical idols and taking his own show on the road.
Originally posted 02/20/2004 10:15AM
February 23, 2004JENNIFER'S DATING DON'T In the comedy Along Came Polly, Jennifer Aniston plays a free-spirited woman navigating a relationship with an extremely risk-averse man (Ben Stiller). At the movie's London premiere, the Friends star revealed some details about her real-life pre-Brad Pitt dating days – including her worst date. "The guy was trying very hard, and I think he thought it would be charming to take us first to a Japanese massage parlor and start the date off that way. And do a side-by-side massage with two women walking up and down our backs while holding onto ropes," she recalled. "I don't even know why I let myself sit down on the table to begin with. ... So I didn't go to the dinner part. That was pretty much a disaster and I never saw that person again."
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