July 29th candids

July 30th 2009 • by Jess • 2 CommentsGallery Update

6 candids of Izzy out and about in Los Angeles the other day have been added to the Gallery :)

2009 – July 29th, Los Angeles x6

Hayden Panettiere blogs about saving the whales

July 30th 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsCharities

Hayden Panettiere has posted a blog at TakePart.com about her fight to save the whales and dolphins. Although this is not really Isabel news, Hayden does mention Izzy briefly, and I thought this might interest some visitors.

The goals of our campaign are to end whaling along with all commercial dolphin and porpoise hunts worldwide while raising awareness to the other threats whales and dolphins face.

There is a brutal practice in Japan that has unnecessarily and painfully taken the lives of tens of thousands of dolphins and other small whales. They blind and frighten these helpless animals by hammering on metal poles in the water, driving them into small coves where they are trapped in nets and then killed.

I experienced this first hand when Jeff invited me and Isabel Lucas, our Australian spokesperson, to join him on a trip to the notorious dolphin-killing cove of Taiji, Japan in October 2007.

We took part in a peaceful paddle-out ceremony that was being led by fellow campaign spokesperson and Surfers for Cetacean’s co-founder Dave Rastovich.

There, we, along with three other activists, paddled out into the blood red waters where over 30 pilot whales had already been slaughtered. We honored the beautiful animals that had lost their lives there.

- TakePart Exclusive: My Fight To Save the Whales and Dolphins
- More information about the campaign

Filmmaker hopes The Cove spurs Aussies into activism

July 30th 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsThe Cove

To me it’s like Australians are on the frontlines of this war, and it is a war at the bottom of the world to save the planet.

- Director Louis Psihoyos

Doco-thriller The Cove has got people talking all over the world, but the film’s director says Australians in particular should take notice.

The expose on dolphin slaughter in the village of Taiji, Japan has been collecting awards at film festivals around the globe, including two of the audience awards at the Sydney Film Festival last month.

Director Louis Psihoyos is in Australia to show The Cove at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), and says he hopes to galvanise local support against the practice.

“To me it’s like Australians are on the frontlines of this war, and it is a war at the bottom of the world to save the planet,” Psihoyos told AAP.

“I really feel like it’s really important to give people here, organisations here, something to rally around.”

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Daybreakers to premiere at Toronto Film Festival

July 30th 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsDaybreakers

The Toronto International Film Festival announces its complete 22nd Midnight Madness programme, a Festival favourite drawing legions of devoted fans for manic midnight screenings of wild and wicked films for the witching hour. Midnight Madness continues to offer films that you might not expect in a festival context, an eccentric mix of the weird and the wonderful, and this year’s features include crazed animation, chick fights, zombies, vampires, a possessed cheerleader, exhilarating martial arts and more!

“This year’s Midnight Madness lineup is a showcase of some of the most highly anticipated thrillers and chillers of the year,” said Colin Geddes, TIFF programmer. “Bloody proms and zombies seem to pop up as main themes, but I’ve made sure to inject some truly bizarre action into the mix with animated plastic toys from Belgium and Russ Meyer inspired fighting femme fatales.”

The Midnight Madness Package is $156.51, and available to students and seniors for $100 (prices do not include GST, building-fund fee and service charges). Other ticket packages for the Festival are also available for purchase by cash, debit or Visa†. Purchase online at tiff.net/thefestival, by phone at 416-968-FILM or 1-877-968-FILM (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., closed weekends and holidays) or in person at the Festival Box Office at Nathan Phillips Square (Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week), located at 100 Queen Street West, in the white tent, west of the square. The 34th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 19, 2009.

Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig
World Premiere
Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill star in this sci-fi horror about a future populated by vampires where humans are the minority.

From TIFF.net Press. Read more details about the film on it’s page at the TIFF site here.

Isabel to attend Opening Night of The Cove in LA

July 29th 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsPublic Appearance, The Cove

@TheCoveMovie has posted that Isabel will be attending the Opening Night of The Cove event in Los Angeles on Friday night. There is also a Facebook group for this event which you can find here, and they have posted the following details:

Friday, July 31, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: The Landmark Theater
Street: 10850 W Pico Blvd
City/Town: Los Angeles, CA

Join Isabel Lucus (“Transformers”), Ben Stiller, Q’orianka Kilchner (“The New World”), and world-famous surfers Kelly Slater and David Rastovich for opening night of The Cove at the Landmark!

Film Intro by Ben Stiller and Isabel Lucas.

Special Q&A with Captain Paul Watson (The Sea Shepherd, “Whale Wars”).

Hosted by: The Sea Shepherd, Save Japan Dolphins, SocialVibe and TakePart.com.

Buy your ticket now before it sells out! Go to https://tickets.landmarktheatres.com/Landmark.aspx?TheatreID=267.

Stay tuned to Isabel Lucas Online for photos from the event on Friday!

Small update – affiliates and charities

July 28th 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsSite Update

It’s only a really small update today I’m afraid – I’ve added new affiliates and started work on our Charities page. Remember, we’re always accepting affiliates, so if you run a HQ site then be sure to apply!

New candids and old appearance HQs

July 27th 2009 • by Jess • 5 CommentsGallery Update

Today I’ve added HQ candids of Isabel at a yard sale in LA yesterday (love her pink dress!), and replaced the candids I added on Saturday with HQ versions. And then going right back in time to when Izzy was first in the public eye in 2003, I’ve added some supercute and gorgeous HQs from a couple of racing events she attended that year. Oh, and a few more HQs from the 2004 Golden Slipper Carnival. I love all these photos, Izzy looks so beautiful!

2009 – July 25th, Los Angeles x22
2009 – July 24th, Los Angeles x16 (HQs replacing MQs)
Melbourne Cup Derby Day x3
At Randwick Race Course x6
Golden Slipper Racing Carnival x6 more

Home & Away 2006 Opening Credits screencaps

July 26th 2009 • by Jess • 1 Comment »Gallery Update, Home & Away

It’s just a small update today – I’ve added 8 screencaps from Home & Away’s 2006 opening credits.

Look out for more HQs from recent appearances soon … ;)

Home & Away: Opening Credits – 2006 x8

July 24th candids

July 25th 2009 • by Jess • 2 CommentsGallery Update

I’ve just added some candids taken yesterday of Isabel hiking in Los Angeles with a friend. She’s wearing a typically cute Izzy outfit!

I may update again later, so stay tuned as always…! :)

2009 – July 24th, Los Angeles

Home & Away – The Weddings … weddings galore screencaps!

July 24th 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsGallery Update, Home & Away

Hi Izzy fans! This is another great update, and I really love all these pics! After yesterdays ‘Romances’ DVD caps, I’ve added screencaps from the other H&A special DVD, Home & Away – The Weddings – this includes Tasha & Robbie’s original ceremony, plus Tasha at a couple of others. And then I made and added over 550 screencaps from Tasha and Robbie’s ‘proper’ wedding – Isabel just looks so gorgeous in this episode … I’ll let the pictures do the talking ;)

DVD Screencaptures: Home & Away – The Weddings x208
Episode – #4146 x577

Home & Away – The Romances DVD Screencaptures

July 23rd 2009 • by Jess • 2 CommentsGallery Update, Home & Away

Ooh this is a good update! I’ve added over 300 screencaptures from the Home & Away – The Romances special DVD – lots of Tasha & Robbie goodness which I’m sure will make Home & Away fans nostalgic ;) Isabel was just so cute and adorable in this show, and is certainly one of the most memorable and interesting characters they’ve had.

More Home & Away caps coming next update…!

DVD Screencaptures: Home & Away – The Romances

Charity Photos Pt.2 + Photoshoot

July 22nd 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsCharities, Gallery Update

I’ve added the rest of the Charity-related photos today – these are all from Izzy’s time in Taiji in 2007. Most of these are pretty common pics, although there are a couple of rare-ities in the actual anti-whaling protest album, including one particularly gorgeous picture of Izzy dipping her feet in the sea on a beach after the protest. Oh, and I replaced the Elle photoshoot with larger quality photos – these are exactly the same pictures that were actually featured in the magazine, but they’re just textless and not cropped. Enjoy!

2009 – Session #007 x3
Anti-Whaling protest in Taiji, 2007 x28
Anti-Whaling protest in Taiji, 2007 – Media Reel Screencaptures x31
Anti-Whaling protest in Taiji, 2007 – Posing for photos x4
Anti-Whaling protest in Taiji, 2007 – Other x4

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