Posts Tagged ‘Celebrities’



Happy Wookiee Life Day!

StarWars.com Team | November 17, 2009

November 17 marks the anniversary of the Star Wars Holiday Special, which some fans like to celebrate as Wookiee Life Day!

More info from Wookieepedia.com:

Note that Life Day most likely was originally intended as a stand-in for the American holiday of Thanksgiving, as the Holiday Special was originally aired on November 17, the day after Thanksgiving that year.

However, over time the term “holiday special” has caused most fans to misinterpret Life Day as a stand-in for Christmas instead, leading to games like Star Wars Galaxies and Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron to place Life Day on December 25. This is partly because after the initial US airing in November, the Holiday Special aired in December in other countries, where Thanksgiving is not observed and Christmas is the closest equivalent.

The canonical date for the observance of Life Day has, nevertheless, been established in what sources there are as December 25, or the equivalent thereof in the Wookiee calendar. Whether this means that Life Day actually is intended to be understood as a solstice festival akin to Christmas as opposed to a harvest festival akin to Thanksgiving is unknown.

Neither concept seems to hold much relevance on Kashyyyk, which appears to have temperate weather throughout the year (including on the Life Day we see in the Holiday Special) and where agriculture seems to be little practiced.

In honor of Life Day, here’s some of our favorite photos of celeb fans hanging out with Chewie.


Chewbacca & actor Milo Ventimiglia at the Fanboy premiere.

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Adrianne Curry at Trooper Fest

StarWars.com Team | November 16, 2009

Model, actress and reality TV star Adrianne Curry shows off her Star Wars pride with a costume worthy of the 501st Legion at this year’s Trooper Fest in Las Vegas.

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Jaime King Picks Up Clone Wars DVD Box Set

StarWars.com Team | November 13, 2009

Actress Jaime King — known for her work in almost every genre of film from horror (My Bloody Valentine 3-D) to comedy (Fanboys) to action (Pearl Harbor) to cult classics (Sin City) — shows off the DVD box set of one of her favorite acting gigs as the voice for bounty hunter Aurra Sing in The Clone Wars animated TV series.

Jaime said last year about The Clone Wars:

I kept harassing him [Supervising Director Dave Filoni] to let me do some voices. I love the new TV show. The imagery is so beautiful! The last time I was up at Skywalker Ranch I spent a lot of time with the animators and Dave, and watched the whole process of how they make The Clone Wars. I love how they’re exploring sub-characters. Each episode visually looks better and better. I think it’s also exciting to open up more of the Star Wars universe to younger children to see.

Read her full interview on Starwars.com:
Jaime King Catches the Fan Spirit

Carrie Fisher Wishful Drinking Art Prints

Bonnie Burton | November 12, 2009

In honor of Carrie Fisher’s spoken word tour for Wishful Drinking, she’s commissioned artist Ryan Haworth to create limited-edition 18″x24″ silver emulsion prints of his original 30″x40″ oil on canvas painting. The prints are signed by Carrie Fisher and Ryan Haworth.

You can check them out here:
Carrie Fisher Store

About That Princess Leia Sunbathing Photo

StarWars.com Team | November 8, 2009

Oh, I’m sure you saw that photo. It was tearing up the internets this past week: the snapshot of Carrie Fisher, in Princess Leia metal bikini-wear, sunbathing with her identically clad stunt double while on set in Arizona for Return of the Jedi.

It really started spreading once Gizmodo posted it, and could be found on JWZ, Boingboing.net, Buzzfeed.com,and theforce.net. It was when the Daily Mail got a hold of the story, though, that it took a peculiar turn.

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Catch that wrinkle? The “pictures have just been leaked onto the internet, more than 20 years since they were taken.” That definitely makes the story even sexier, which, come on, this is a story that hardly needs it. As exciting as the idea of leaked photos is, it’s not entirely accurate. In fact, we can offer you a “top secret” way to uncover this and even more “leaked photos.”

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Clone Wars DVD Box Set Out Now!

StarWars.com Team | November 3, 2009


(MythBusters‘ Grant Imahara shows off his Clone Wars DVD box set.)

Today Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One comes out on DVD and Blu-ray, giving you a chance to revisit the first 22 episodes of the series in unparalleled depth and clarity!

Take a look inside The Clone Wars: Season 1 DVD Box Set:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Read more about The Clone Wars on Starwars.com.


Rancor monster finds The Clone Wars DVD Box Set very tasty.
Nom nom nom!

Star Wars Halloween at the White House

StarWars.com Team | October 31, 2009


(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

This Halloween, President Obama and the First Lady hung out with Chewbacca, Ahsoka Tano, and the 501st stormtroopers as they handed out candy to 2,000 trick-or-treaters and military families who were invited to the festive party.

An odd cast of figures wandered around the North Lawn, including skeletons playing musical instruments, walking trees and Star Wars characters.

The president, dressed in casual clothes, was one of the few not in costume. Even Obama’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs, was dressed as Darth Vader, the Star Wars villain.


(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Read more here:
No trick: 2,000 kids knock on White House door
(via Yahoo News)

Snapshots from the Today Show’s Halloween Fun

StarWars.com Team | October 30, 2009

Here are some cell phone snaps from this morning’s Star Wars invasion of the Today show.

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Director Richard Kelly Visits Skywalker

StarWars.com Team | October 29, 2009

The week director Richard Kelly visited Skywalker, as well as the Lucasfilm-ILM San Francisco campus, to screen his latest film The Box, as well as indulge staff as they asked uber-geeky questions about his new movie, his breakout hit Donnie Darko and about filmmaking in general.

Richard blogged about his visit on the MTV Movies Blog:

The good people of Skywalker Sound and Industrial Light & Magic hosted a screening of The Box an invited me to stay at the legendary Lucas ranch for the night and tour the facilities.

The property itself is everything a fanboy could dream and more – as an alumni of USC and an acolyte in the church of Lucas – I was speechless when I was granted access to the Sergei Eisenstein apartment, a spacious lodge with a vaulted ceiling and fireplace.

It was then on to visit the wonderful folks at ILM in San Francisco. We did a post-screening discussion on The Box (opening November 6th!) which was moderated by Kate Shaw – Director of Training and Education – who asked a series of insightful and thoughtful questions about the film.

It was an honor to be among fellow artists and technicians who appreciate the art of science-fiction and open to exploring the themes of the film. I have to say it was probably my favorite Q+A that I have ever done.

Read the full blog entry here:
Richard Kelly’s Latest Guest Blog Takes Us To Skywalker Ranch! (via MTV Movie Blog)

Be sure to follow Richard Kelly on Twitter.

Taylor Swift the Wookiee?

StarWars.com Team | October 28, 2009

While some girls would rather kiss a Wookiee, others would prefer to BE a one. Country-pop singer Taylor Swift says her favorite Halloween costume was dressing up as Chewbacca.

Taylor shared, “I think my most memorable Halloween costume was last year’s Halloween costume. My best friend Abigail and I have always been sort of anti-teeny-tiny, little costumes and so last year, Abigail and I dressed up as twin Chewbaccas, which was an actual Halloween costume.”

Taylor explained her choice in the out-there costume, saying, “It was really, really wonderful. I just am never going to forget it. There was lots of Chewbacca noises being made.

Read the full article here:
Taylor Swift: I Was Chewbacca For Halloween!
(via Just Jared Jr.)