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Fanboys Premiere – San Francisco

StarWars.com Team | February 5, 2009


(Fanboys director Kyle Newman, actress Jaime King, Clone Wars director Dave Filoni)

Celebrities, stormtroopers and even R2-D2, came out in full Force for the San Francisco screening of Fanboys, courtesy of GenArt, on Feb. 4. Director Kyle Newman, screenwriter Ernie Cline, along with Fanboys cast members Jaime King, Chris Marquette, and Dan Fogler answered questions at the screening from fans.

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Chewbacca is Milo Ventimiglia’s Co-pilot

StarWars.com Team | February 5, 2009


(Photo credit: Just Jared)

We already knew the Force was strong with Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia, but when we spotted photos of him in his personally-designed Yoda T-shirt and hanging out with Chewbacca at the GenArt Beverly Hills screening of Fanboys, that just drove the point home even further. Now if we could just get Milo suited up in stormtrooper armor, we’d be set! (I’m looking at you, 501st Legion! Hint Hint!)

Check out the rest of the photos here:
Milo Ventimiglia Meets Chewbacca (via Just Jared)

Be sure to read more about Milo’s love for Star Wars here:
Milo Ventimiglia: Lightsabers, Luke and Heroes (via Starwars.com)

Check out this video of Milo wielding a lightsaber here:
Milo Ventimiglia’s Lightsaber Duels (via Starwars.com)

And this video of Milo getting ready for New York Comic-Con:
Milo Ventimiglia’s Trooper Assistant

Fanboys Fess Up

StarWars.com Team | February 4, 2009

Teenhollywood.com talks to Fanboys actors Dan Fogler, Sam Huntington and Chris Marquette about their own Star Wars obsessions, working with Lando and Princess Leia, their feelings about The Phantom Menace, shooting at Skywalker Ranch, and more.

Out of all of the actors that do cameos in the movie, who was the one you were most excited about and enjoyed working with, Dan?
Dan: Billy Dee Williams was really cool, he was so cool, and I was just being like, ‘I was Lando Calrissian on my block when I was a child.’ And of course seeing Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia, who has this Hollywood history, and then seeing her on set joking around with us as a normal human being was amazing. That was the coolest part was to see that these legends are just people.

If you were speaking to a true Star Wars fan, why should they go see this movie?
Dan: I think, from the beginning to end, they will find numerous things that will warm their hearts. It’s so nostalgic, it pays homage to not just Star Wars but I guess all the movies that I watched growing up, and I also think they’ll identify with a lot of the characters and they’ll see themselves in it. There isn’t a movie out there that is for them, that reveres them.

Fanboys Fess Up: Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette and Dan Fogler
(via Teenhollywood.com)

Headless Darth Vader on The Simpsons

Bonnie Burton | January 26, 2009

On this week’s episode “Lisa the Drama Queen” of The Simpsons, we learn that not only does Lisa have a flair for writing fantasy fiction, but that Nelson plays with a headliess Darth Vader action figure!

Scene from the episode:

Nelson: “Girls are so lame. Isn’t that right headless Darth Vader? What’s that? You miss your girlfriend armless Malibu Stacy wrapped in hockey tape?” (then makes action figures kiss)

Watch the full epside on Hulu.com:
The Simpsons: “Lisa the Drama Queen”

Star Wars Yoga

Bonnie Burton | January 20, 2009

Skip the Downward Dog and work on some Force-inspired poses with Star Wars Yoga. Check out this blog featuring letters from a made-up character named Steve Jones. While the letters between Steve Jones and George Lucas are pure fiction, the yoga poses actually look like they could work to improve the flexibility for anyone who could use a good stretch at the next Comic-Con.

Check out more poses here:
Star Wars Yoga

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SOURCE: Club Jade Twitter

Barack Obacca

Bonnie Burton | January 20, 2009


(Art by Ryan Case)

We’ve already seen President Barack Obama as a Jedi, a Rebel pilot, and even as Admiral Ackbar; but this is the first time he’s been spotted as a Wookiee.

Check out this unique portrait of President Barack Obama here:
Barack Obacca (via Etsy)

Force is Strong on Whale Wars

Bonnie Burton | January 12, 2009


(Photo from Whale Wars)

Star Wars shows up in the some of the most surprising places. The crew of the Steve Irwin from the Animal Planet show Whale Wars have recently been spotted wearing ome big Star Wars logos on their helmets for the episode “We are Hooligans.”

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Kate Hudson Throws Star Wars Party

StarWars.com Team | January 12, 2009


(Photo from Bride Wars)

Actress Kate Hudson may be in the hit comedy Bride Wars but her young son is much more interested in a different kind of war saga. Recently the celebrity mom threw her son Ryder Russell Robinson a Star Wars-themed party to celebrate his fifth birthday.

Kate says:

“We had his birthday party after school. It was Star Wars-themed. It started out being Bolt, then a sleepover, then he was like ‘No, mom, old school. Star Wars.’ “

Read more about it here:
People’s Choice Awards finds stars in a sharing mood (via USA Today)

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SOURCE: CelebrityBabies.com

Galactic Senate on 30 Rock

StarWars.com Team | January 9, 2009

If you caught this week’s episode “Senor Macho Solo” in Season 3 of 30 Rock, then you may have noticed some awesome flirting saturated with Star Wars references between Liz Lemon (played by Tina Fey) and a possible love interest Stuart played by actor Peter Dinklage.

Stuart: It’s my fault for wanting to hear all about your job, it’s just so much more interesting than the UN.

Liz Lemon: Oh come on, really? You have all those different languages and the costumes and that big meeting room; it must be like working in the Galactic Senate in Star Wars.

Stuart: They are similar. We are also very concerned about the growing influence of the Sith lords.

Watch the full episode here on Hulu.com:
VIDEO: 30 Rock: “Senor Macho Solo”

Vote for Fett, Indy and Vader for Toughest List

Bonnie Burton | January 6, 2009


(photo by Kristen DelValle)

For the next several weeks MTV.com will be fully exploring the toughest of the tough, all in the name of crowning the Greatest Badass of All Time. Through lists, your votes and analysis, they’ll whittle down the contenders, leading up to the big announcement at New York’s upcoming Comic-Con. As usual, Boba Fett, Indiana Jones, Han Solo and Darth Vader make the list.

EXCERPT:

Boba Fett: A one-man band of badassness, this mysterious Star Wars bounty hunter wasn’t so much about what we saw him do, as the damage he had the potential to inflict. A carbine rifle, a rocket pack, a grenade launcher, armed-to-the-gills wrist gauntlets and so much more, all crammed into a suit of Mandalorian armor that makes Captain America’s shield look like Silly Putty. Will George Lucas’ repeated need to demystify Fett (the prequels, the special editions) come back to haunt Han Solo’s hunter? Or will he return to his ’80s heyday?

Indiana Jones, Han Solo, Rick Deckard: It’s the ultimate Harrison Ford face-off, and since our survey will also include the ’90s, we’ll throw Jack Ryan into the mix later. When Reaganomics reigned, however, it was Ford’s characters from Blade Runner and the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films that gave us hope for a better, more badass existence. Decades later, we now know that Han dances with Ewoks, Deckard was likely a replicant, and Indy was escaping nuclear bombs in refrigerators well into his 60s. Will such blemishes hinder their badass campaigns?

Read the full list here:
The Terminator, Freddy Krueger And Other ’80s Icons Kick Off The Search For The Greatest Badass Of All Time (via MTV.com)

Be sure to vote for your favorite here:
Who Is The Greatest Badass Of All Time? MTV News’ Search Begins! (via MTV Blog)