Posts Tagged ‘Celebrities’



Jedi Rachel Maddow?

StarWars.com Team | May 27, 2010

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow of The Rachel Maddow Show answers viewer mail this week and showed off her Star Wars pride at the same time.

A viewer wrote in to ask if the highlighter pen on her desk was a prop. Rachel not only explained that the pens were real but that “If you put two highlighters together, it makes a lightsaber!”

WATCH VIDEO: Rachel Maddow’s Lightsaber
(via MSNBC.com)

Deftones Singer Chino Moreno Talks Star Wars

StarWars.com Team | April 27, 2010


Recently, ARTISTdirect.com interviewed Deftones frontman Chino Moreno about his new record, as well as his cinematic influences including Star Wars.

ARTISTdirect.com: How important is Star Wars to you?

Moreno: It’s pretty…important, man. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t. That movie really made me feel like there’s way bigger sh*t going on than all of this, you know? I still believe that. As a kid, that made it seem like the earth is just so small and there’s so much more out there. I got wide-eyed as a kid, and I still just love it.

The Empire Strikes Back is my favorite. That sh*t always puts me in a good mood. My favorite scene is probably when they get to Cloud City. Darth Vader’s already there. Lando sells them out. You’re just like, “Woah! That’s…sick.”

I love how clean everything looked and the aesthetic. Everything was white. Princess Leia was all dressed up, and it showed that there’s decadence in space too [Laughs]. It’s rad. All of it is great. It’s dope when the Millennium Falcon goes through the asteroid and into the monster’s mouth!

Read the full interview here:
Chino Moreno of Deftones: “Primal, sexual and bloody romantic, maybe Blade Runner?” (via Artistdirect.com)

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SOURCE: Blabbermouth

James Marsters & His Intergalactic Fans

StarWars.com Team | April 23, 2010


Actor James Marsters, best known as Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, as well as his work on Torchwood, Smallville, and Caprica, also played the short-lived character Captain Argyus on The Clone Wars.

We’ve reported before about his appreciation for stormtrooper armor, so seeing him posing with members from The 501st Legion and The Rebel Legion, warms our Imperial hearts!

Read our interview with Marsters here:
James Marsters Talks Clone Wars
(via StarWars.com)

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SOURCE: James Marsters Official Facebook

Nathan Fillion Talks Lightsabers

StarWars.com Team | April 13, 2010


(Nathan Fillion on Castle)

We already knew actor Nathan Fillion‘s character Richard Castle on the hit show Castle has Jedi Mind Trick skills, but this is the first time we’ve heard about Nathan’s own ability to wield a lightsaber.

Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Nathan talked about his brief lightsaber battle with a neighbor one night after a party. We loved his Star Wars Christmas tree, but this might just seal the deal on why Nathan Fillion is one of our favorite celebrity Star Wars fans. Most impressive, Sir. Most impressive.

WATCH VIDEO: Nathan Fillion on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Be sure to follow Nathan Fillion on Twitter.

Catch the latest episodes of Castle, as well as Nathan’s previous sci-fi show Firefly on Hulu.

WonderCon Day 1: Ackbar, Troopers & Dr. Jones

StarWars.com Team | April 3, 2010


(Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin gets a hug from Admiral Ackbar)

Admiral Ackbar cereal Robot Chicken Cosplay? Rebel cheerleaders? Stormtroopers galore? Yup, it’s that time of year for WonderCon in San Francisco. Three full days of comics, movies, TV shows, costumes, celebrities, artists, droid builders and more!

Here’s a selection of some of the awesome things we spotted on the first day:


The 501st Legion booth at WonderCon is well-guarded.


2-4-6-8 Who do we appreciate? Rebels! Rebels! Go Rebels!


Rotta the Hutt gets a lift from a fan.


Dr. Jones, I presume?


This is the droid you’re looking for!

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President Obama Buys Star Wars Pop-up Book

StarWars.com Team | March 25, 2010


photo: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Looks like President (Jedi Master) Obama has good taste in kids books — especially those with light-up lightsabers! He was recently in Iowa and purchased Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy by Matthew Reinhart.

Yahoo News reports:

After mentioning an Iowa City bookstore in his health care speech Thursday, President Barack Obama stuck his head in and spent $37 on kids’ books.

The president bought two books for his daughters, 11-year-old Malia and 8-year-old Sasha. He also paid for a “Star Wars” pop-up book for the 6-year-old son of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.

We asked Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy author Matthew Reinhart about the President’s recent book purchase and he told us:

What can I say? He’s got taste! Seriously, its a tremendous honor & delight for this humble pop-up book maker. Just goes to show you how universal Star Wars really is!

MORE PHOTOS:
Obama makes stop at Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City

Read more about the book here:
Inside Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy
(via Starwars.com)

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SOURCE: TheForce.Net

Star Wars Shout-Out by Lady Gaga

StarWars.com Team | March 12, 2010

We had a feeling Lady Gaga had some geek mixed with the glitter in her veins, and now thanks to her new music video with Beyonce, it’s pretty clear that she digs Star Wars. In fact, that’s a pretty obscure Boba Fett shout-out in the deadly Cook ‘n Kill recipe in her music video, “Telephone.”

Geeksugar.com reports:

Who knew Gaga was such a geek? Her poisonous Cook n’ Kill recipe gives nods to Dune (Meta-Cyanide), Star Wars (Fex-M3), and Command and Conquer (Tiberium).

According to Wookieepedia:

FEX-M3 was a nerve toxin used extensively by bounty hunters and members of the Assassin’s Guild. Usually delivered as the coating on a poison dart, this toxin could kill a target silently in less than 10 seconds, by causing the brain to release its stored energy, thus boiling the target’s brain. Boba Fett used darts laced with this substance on his knee pad dart launchers. The Imperial military used it with the CSPL-12 projectile launcher. This toxin was used as late as 40 ABY by riot control GAG officers during the Second Galactic Civil War.

Watch her music video here:
Lady Gaga & Beyonce: “Telephone”
(Warning: includes some adult themes)

Lightsaber Graduation on My Life As Liz

StarWars.com Team | March 9, 2010

With all the Star Wars love on MTV’s hit show My Life As Liz, we’re tempted to refer to its star as Jedi Master Liz from here on out!

We’ve already seen Liz Lee in a lightsaber battle with her BFF Sully, and then she picked up a lightsaber again as she chatted about the awkwardness regarding her feelings for Bryson.

So when we saw that her high school’s senior prank right before graduation was a lightsaber flashmob, we were thrilled. In fact, Liz leads the nerds of Burleson High in a Jedi Knight battle and wins!

WATCH VIDEO: My Life As Liz: Lightsaber Senior Prank

Not only did the students show off their best lightsaber (and Force choke) moves, they took their lightsabers to the graduation ceremony and waved them in the air at the end.

WATCH FULL EPISODE: My Life As Liz: The End of the Beginning

May the Force be with Liz, always.

Jon Favreau Tweets His ILM Visit

StarWars.com Team | March 2, 2010

Last week director Jon Favreau came up to Lucasfilm in San Francisco to meet with Industrial Light & Magic about Iron Man 2.

As he took a tour of ILM, Favreau tweeted about who he ran into (Hey is that a Wookiee?!), some of his favorite props and a cup of Joe at Javva the Hutt. Check out all his photos here.

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A Little Jedi Therapy on My Life As Liz

StarWars.com Team | March 2, 2010

Our favorite MTV Jedi — Liz Lee — is back with another awesome episode of My Life As Liz! This time in her opening monologue she ponders the awkwardness that was the Luke-Leia sibling kiss, how that applies to her current weirdness with her feelings for Bryson who rejected her prom date offer.

Liz also mentions how “A little Jedi therapy goes a long way” — as in the lightsaber battle with her best friend Sully. We couldn’t agree more! By the way, did we mention how impressed we are with the lightsaber moves? Most impressive indeed!

WATCH FULL EPISODE:
My Life As Liz: Ep. 8 A Prom To Remember Part 2

Be sure to follow Liz on Twitter here.