Posts Tagged ‘Celebrities’



Yoda & Hal Sparks = BFF!

Bonnie Burton | December 22, 2009

Comedian and actor Hal Sparks is already known to be a Star Wars fan, so it’s no surprise that Hal would tweet a photo of him having a tender moment with Yoda.

“I love the scene where Yoda eats his food stick and for a moment you are wondering what exactly he’s eating,” Sparks says in our interview with him on Starwars.com. “Because of that I thought in the future all we’d eat would be candy bars. And so I’m a firm believer that while Star Trek is probably responsible for cell phones, Star Wars is most certainly responsible for Power Bars.”

You can read our full interview with Hal here:
Hal Sparks: Vader’s a Jerk
(via Starwars.com)

And be sure to follow him on Twitter.

Nathan Fillion’s Jedi Christmas Tree

StarWars.com Team | December 18, 2009


Actor Nathan Fillion decorated his tree for the holidays with a little help from none other than Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Be sure to follow Nathan on Twitter here.

MacFarlane’s Family Guy: Star Wars Party

StarWars.com Team | December 14, 2009

If you were on Twitter this weekend, you might have noticed a few of your favorite celebrities tweeting about Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s holiday party complete with a Darth Stewie ice sculpture, Chewbacca Claus, a full orchestra playing show tunes — ya know, the typical holiday party at a friend’s house.

Actors Seth Green, Katee Sackhoff, Alyssa Milano, Wil Wheaton, among others were in attendance at MacFarlane’s holiday party which also doubled as the DVD release party for the latest Star Wars homage — Family Guy: Something Something Something Dark Side.

To celebrate the DVD’s December 22 release, MacFarlane hosted a star (wars) studded Christmas party at his estate in the upper reaches of Beverly Hills.

Reporters were rounded up, blind-folded and transported via unmarked black helicopters to MacFarlane’s home to talk to the DVD’s cast and to rub elbow’s with Mos Eisley Cantina’s worth of celebrities.

MacFarlane was the first to greet press row as he exited his home dressed like a 1960s James Bond in a white tuxedo coat. He said his entire cast and crew love taking on Star Wars.

“As long as there are Star Wars movies left, we’ll keep doing these episodes,” MacFarlane said. “In fact, we have a Return of the Jedi episode scheduled to come out next year.”

The barrel-chested, Barry White-voiced Kevin Michael Richardson (a Family Guy voice cast regular and star of countless animated shows including The Cleveland Show and The Clone Wars) said he’d love to take part in Family Guy‘s takedown of the George Lucas empire.

“I’d love to be Jabba The Hutt in the Return of the Jedi episode,” Richardson added. “I play him on The Clone Wars, so I’d like to see him on Family Guy — only with an Afro.”

Seth Green (Robot Chicken co-creator, Family Guy regular and Dark Side’s heroic lead) said it was a special treat to utter the lines of Luke Skywalker — even while making fun of them.

“For a geek like me, it’s really cool to be Luke, to say those lines and to see them on screen,” Green said. “It’s a no-pressure gig because I’m not involved in conceiving the show. I’m a contract player. I just show up and have fun.”

Read more about the party here:
MacFarlane’s home goes festive for Dark Side release
(via TVsquad.com)

Check out more photos here:
Seth Green, Katee Sackhoff Toast Family Guy: Star Wars Spoof
(via sfuniverse.com)

Facebook CEO’s Lightsaber Skills

StarWars.com Team | December 14, 2009


(Photo by Jocelyne Takatsuno)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is known for turning the word “status update” into a compulsive mantra for social networkers worldwide.

Recently, Facebook changed their privacy policies regarding how others can see your info, photos, postings and fan pages. Ironically, Zuckerberg’s own page became quite public during the transition.

Gawker.com spotted the CEO with a lightsaber proving once and for all, Zuckerberg could be slightly Force-sensitive after all.

Read the full article here:
Facebook CEO’s Private Photos Exposed by the New ‘Open’ Facebook (via Gawker)

Darth Stewie Invades FOX Lot

StarWars.com Team | December 14, 2009



Creator of TV series Bones, Hart Hanson tweets today that his co-worker Dean Lopata just spotted none other than a gigantic Darth Stewie on the FOX Lot.

Vote for Mark Hamill as Best Voice in the 2009 VGAs

StarWars.com Team | December 10, 2009

There have been a lot of great Jokers over the long history of the Batman franchise, but our favorite is Mark Hamill for admittedly biased reasons (sorry, Cesar Romero).  Hamill first took up the Joker mantle in the glory days of the ’90s Batman animated series, and though others have played the role in more recent incarnations, the makers of Arkham Asylum rightly tapped Mark to reprise his high-energy performance as the quintessential Batman villain.

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The Video Game Awards are looking for votes for the best voice performance in a 2009 video game, and Mark Hamill is one of the nominees. Head over there and make your voice heard by voting for him as your fave. The VGAs air live on Spike on December 12, at 8pm.

California Hall of Fame Inducts George Lucas

StarWars.com Team | December 2, 2009



Filmmaker George Lucas, gay-rights advocate Harvey Milk, comedian Carol Burnett, football legend John Madden, best-selling romance author Danielle Steel and other icons were among 13 individuals inducted into the California Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

Tweeting live from the event, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger snapped candid photos of the inductees — including the one above of him shaking hands with George Lucas.

All of the inductees were chosen for being “remarkable individuals who embody the innovative spirit of the Golden State and who have changed the world by pursuing their dreams.”

The California Museum, located in downtown Sacramento, will display 13 exhibits showcasing the accomplishments of the inductees through October. George Lucas’ exhibit includes models of R2-D2 and C-3PO, as well as Indiana Jones’ jacket, whip and hat from the 1989 film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Read the full article here:
Milk, Lucas among 13 inducted in Hall of Fame
(via San Francisco Chronicle)

Read more about the California Hall of Fame Exhibits here:
California Hall of Fame official site

Donald Faison Channels Han Solo on Conan

StarWars.com Team | December 2, 2009

Donald Faison, who plays Turk in the comedy Scrubs, loves talking about his Star Wars fandom on talk shows. Last time he was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, he showed off his stop-motion film Chronicles of Lando Calrissian.

This time, Fasion recently showed off his Star Wars cred on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, who interviewed him about his fandom.

What’s your favorite Star Wars movie?

Empire Strikes Back. I’ve seen it like 400 times now. It’s so in my system that throughout the day I break out into scenes on my own, out of nowhere. [RECITES FULL SCENE FROM EMPIRE]

So when someone is watching Star Wars with you, do you recite along with the whole movie?

Well…yes.

That’s really annoying.

Yes, it is annoying. My kids don’t like to watch Star Wars with me anymore.

WATCH VIDEO: Donald Faison on The Tonight Show
(starts talking Star Wars at 1:15)

AnnaLynne McCord <3 Han Solo

StarWars.com Team | December 2, 2009

Looks like Clone Wars voice actor Matt Lanter isn’t the only Star Wars fan on the TV show 90210. Fellow actress AnnaLynne McCord revealed her love for the original Star Wars movies when she appeared this week on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.

McCord admitted to being attracted to nerdy guys, and that she loves the original Star Wars films.

McCord said:

“I’m a huge Star Wars fan. I have to clarify though, I refuse to see any Star Wars except the original three: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi because those are the only Star Wars that exist. I’m sorry, the CGI stuff doesn’t do it for me. Honestly, I don’t like the ones without Han Solo.”

WATCH VIDEO: AnnaLynne McCord on The Tonight Show
(she starts talking Star Wars around 2:35)

We Go Way Back (to 1971), Lando and Me

Pete Vilmur | November 19, 2009

han and lando

Good ol’ Han and Lando, bosom buddies of the Star Wars saga. They shared a past, a ship, and a scoundrel disposition. What you may not have known is that they also shared an episode of a little-known TV show from 1971 called “Dan August,” starring Burt Reynolds.

Snooping around imdb.com recently, we discovered actors Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams had actually been cast together for an episode of the crime teledrama (titled “The Manufactured Man”). We’ve not seen the episode, or a script for that matter, which is why we’re not able to relay the basic plot. Still, seeing the card-player/scoundrel and no-good swindler in a schmaltzy 1971 Burt Reynolds pre-Bandit vehicle — starring Gary Busey, Mickey Rooney, and David Soul, no less — sounds to us like TV worth watching.

Check out the imdb page for the episode here.