Posts Tagged ‘Celebrities’

Celebs Tweet Star Wars Team | October 27, 2009

If you haven’t gotten sucked into Twitter yet to micro-blog in 140 characters or less about your hopes, dreams, fears and favorite Youtube links, then you should at least check out what fellow fans — especially celebs are saying about Star Wars.

Here’s a selection of recent Twitter comments from celebrities Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko & The Box director), Peter Serafinowicz (Darth Maul voice actor), Mark Hoppus (Blink-182) and Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction).

Richard Kelly:


Happy Birthday, Princess! Team | October 21, 2009

Happy Birthday to our favorite sassy princess, Carrie Fisher!

You can find her on Twitter here.

Max Records Used the Force in His Audition Team | October 19, 2009

Max Records, star of the movie Where the Wild Things Are, drops some Star Wars references about his audition with director Spike Jonze into his interview with Conan O’Brien on The Tonight Show.

Max: “The final audition was probably the strangest that was with Spike here in LA. During which he shot foam bullets at me which I tried to block with an umbrella like a lightsaber.”

Conan: “But that’s not in the movie!”

Max: “You don’t understand, Max has to have awesome Force powers.”

WATCH VIDEO: Max Records on The Tonight Show

Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding: U2 vs. R2-D2

Bonnie Burton | October 16, 2009

As an added part of the BBC celeb music game show Nevermind the Buzzcocks, team leaders and comedians Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding debate a music topic after every episode. This time it’s a debate pitting super-band U2′s The Edge versus super-astromech R2-D2!

“Into the Sarlaac pit with the pair of them!”

WATCH VIDEO: Noel Fielding & Phill Jupitus: U2 vs R2-D2 (via BBC)

Peter Serafinowicz Mauls Buzzcocks

Bonnie Burton | October 16, 2009

While fans know actor Ray Park as Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace they may not realize that British actor/comedian Peter Serafinowicz was the voice.

On a recent episode of the British celeb music game show Nevermind the Buzzcocks, Serafinowicz gave the audience a taste of what the iconic Star Wars baddie sounds like when he talks about revenge and cheese.

WATCH VIDEO: Peter Serafinowicz’s Darth Maul
(WARNING: Some adult humor on video)

Be sure to follow Peter on Twitter.

Pete Wentz Ponders Darth Vader Team | October 11, 2009

Fans already know that the Force is strong with Fallout Boy’s Pete Wentz, and these tweets about his thoughts regarding Darth Vader just add to the rock star’s geek cred.

You can follow Pete Wentz on Twitter here.

Yoda: See Lee Strasberg

Bonnie Burton | October 7, 2009

The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute is world-famous as the place to learn Method Acting. Some of the greatest actors on film studied there such as Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Montgomery Clift, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Julie Harris, Paul Newman and Al Pacino.

At the institute, Lee Strasberg was a respected and beloved teacher whom the actors nicknamed Yoda for his wisdom, humor, and stature.

It’s easy to see the comparisons between Yoda and Strasberg when he would tell his students: “Don’t plan. Be.”

So when reading her best-selling memoir Official Book Club Selection, we were excited to learn that comedian and actress Kathy Griffin mentioned the affectionate Jedi Master nickname in her book.

Strasberg would come to the Institute, too. We called him Yoda (his looks had a little something to do with it.)

Kaiser Chiefs Use the Force on Set Team | October 5, 2009

Behind the scenes hi-jinks on a music video set are always fun when you add a few Star Wars fanboy moments. Here the lads from the Kaiser Chiefs have a laugh while making their music video “Good Days Bad Days.” Watch them throw virtual logs and large prop rocks at each other while doing their best Ben Kenobi impressions. Bravo boys, bravo!

WATCH VIDEO: Kaiser Chiefs: On the set of Good Days Bad Days, Part 2

Star Wars: In Concert Opens

Pete Vilmur | October 2, 2009


While The Clone Wars second season premiere debuts tonight, a second major Star Wars event is also making a debut of sorts, although it had a one night head start on Clone Wars — yup, Star Wars: In Concert opened its US tour last night at Anaheim’s Honda Center in California, and continues with a second performance tonight (that’s a double-hit for fans attending the concert and taping the Clone Wars premiere at home!)

Last night, thousands of audience members got to witness a brand new Star Wars experience for the first time in the US, one that included not only a live orchestra and choir conducted magnificently by Dirk Brossé, but also synchronized footage from all six Star Wars movies beaming from a huge high-def LED super-screen, a recorded intro by Vader voice actor James Earl Jones, and a brilliant series of introductions for each musical piece performed live by actor Anthony Daniels, who was able to thread the sequence of scores into a singular narrative spanning Episodes I-VI (in that order). Oh, and there were a few lasers and pyrotechnics thrown in for good measure.

Photo by David Iskra

While the narrative unfolded in episode order, the selected musical pieces roughly followed chronologically as well, but not exactly. For the Star Wars audiophiles out there, here’s the themes in the order played:


Jaime King Rocks an Empire Muggs Back Shirt Team | September 30, 2009

Actress Jaime King proudly displays her Star Wars fan cred by wearing an “Empire Muggs Back” t-shirt in a freshly posted Funny or Die video. You’ll recall she was one of dozens of contributing artists to the Empire Muggs Back charity auction project launched by earlier this summer. The video, “The Booby Scare,” is a PSA for Breast Cancer Awareness, but with a twist.


Before anyone starts shrieking that we “think about the children!” please note that the usual warnings apply when navigating to Funny or Die. Though, that said, this video is extremely mild in comparison to some of their other fare.  Anyway, here’s a direct link to the video.