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Star Wars Relic Fetches
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Oct 21, 2023 6:00 AM CDT
Star Wars Relic Fetches Record-Breaking Price
Long-lost X-wing model from the 1977 film, recently found in late designer's garage, sells for $3.1M
artifact is now headed to a new owner's hands. The
reports that on Sunday, the 20-inch model of an X-wing starfighter discovered in its late maker's garage became the "most expensive
screen-used prop sold at auction," per a statement from...
He's the First
Jailed for Treason
in the UK in 40 Years
Oct 5, 2023 12:45 PM CDT
He's the First Jailed for Treason in the UK in 40 Years
Jaswant Singh Chail, who sought to kill the queen, will remain in a hospital for now
- A young man who plotted to assassinate members of the British royal family as revenge for a century-old massacre by British troops was handed nine years in prison Tuesday in what the BBC reports is the UK's "first treason case for 40 years." A masked Jaswant Singh...
Carrie Fisher Is Getting 'Long
Overdue' Walk of Fame Star
Apr 26, 2023 3:44 PM CDT
Carrie Fisher Is Getting 'Long Overdue' Walk of Fame Star
Late star will be honored on Star Wars Day
- Carrie Fisher is getting what
co-star Mark Hamill says is a "long overdue" star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Fisher, who died at age 60 in 2016, was best known for playing Princess Leia in the original trilogy and later films. Fisher will be honored next...
A Fan Favorite
Is Back for New
Apr 7, 2023 2:25 PM CDT
A Fan Favorite Is Back for New
Daisy Ridley will reprise her role as Rey in final installation of new Lucasfilm/Disney trilogy
- If you've noticed an abundance of
- themed hashtags on social media, there's a reason for it. Deadline reports that Disney and Lucasfilm kicked off their "Star Wars Celebration" event in London on Friday, with thousands of attendees eager to hear what's in store...
In a 'Surreal'
War, a 'Calming'
Mar 28, 2023 9:15 AM CDT
In a 'Surreal' War, a 'Calming' Familiar Voice
'Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill lends his baritone to 'Air Alert' app to warn of incoming Russian attacks
- "Attention. Air raid alert," the voice says with a Jedi Knight's gravitas. "Proceed to the nearest shelter." It's a surreal moment in an already surreal war: the grave but calming baritone of actor Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker of
, urging people to take...
Chewie on Auction:
'It Really Breaks
Feb 14, 2023 7:26 AM CST
Chewie on Auction: 'It Really Breaks My Heart'
Angie Mayhew halts sale of memorabilia of husband Peter Mayhew, aka Chewbacca
- A BBC presenter was super-excited last week as he promoted an upcoming auction tied to one of the world's most beloved movie franchises. "How cool is this stuff?" Jon Kay gushed online as he showed off pictures of the memorabilia—call sheets, scripts, shooting schedules, and even autographed...
Meet 'Pan Solo,' a Bread
Oct 17, 2022 7:51 AM CDT
Meet 'Pan Solo,' a Bread Replica of
Mother-daughter bakery in Calif. crafted the 6-foot-tall sculpture using wood and dough
- Han Solo may be a hunk, but "Pan Solo" is a hunk of bread. That's what a bakery in the San Francisco Bay Area has dubbed its 6-foot-tall bread sculpture of the
character as he appeared after being frozen in carbonite in
The Empire Strikes Back
Man Accused of Disney
Scheme Involving R2-D2 Statue
Jul 1, 2022 8:20 AM CDT
Man Accused of Disney Scheme Involving R2-D2 Statue
Authorities say David Proudfoot posed as Disney World worker, moved droid replica
- According to authorities, David Proudfoot posed as a worker at Disney World and moved a $10,000 replica of R2-D2 from its place at a Disney resort. According to Proudfoot, he was just trying to do the park a favor. FOX 35 reports the 44-year-old Kissimmee resident was arrested on...
Original Voice of Vader Is Back
Jun 3, 2022 2:24 PM CDT
Original Voice of Vader Is Back
James Earl Jones, 91, reprises role in Obi-Wan Kenobi
- The man who played Darth Vader on screen in the original
trilogy died in 2020 —but the man who provided the villain's voice is still going strong at 91. James Earl Jones recently voiced Darth Vader again in the latest episode of Disney+ limited series
Star of New
Jun 1, 2022 8:52 AM CDT
Franchise Defends Black Star of New Disney+ Show
Ewan McGregor, others support Moses Ingram of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' series after racist remarks
- The excitement over
, the latest
series on Disney+, has permeated the internet , but along with the positive buzz, a more disturbing development has emerged. Moses Ingram, the
actress who plays the Inquisitor Reva in the new Disney program that premiered Friday, revealed on...
You Can Now Shop
Darth Vader Actor's
Apr 21, 2021 7:31 AM CDT
You Can Now Shop Darth Vader Actor's
David Prowse's mask, movie script up for grabs at auction
- Hundreds of items belonging to the actor who played Darth Vader in the original
trilogy are being auctioned off, including a script for
The Empire Strikes Back
with key lines removed. Though Darth Vader was voiced by James Earl Jones, David Prowse was the actor behind the mask,...
to Ted Cruz
Feb 25, 2021 1:13 AM CST
Daisy Ridley Responds to Ted Cruz
Senator had defended fired 'Mandalorian' star Gina Carano, insulted Ridley's Rey
- Ted Cruz came to Gina Carano's defense after Disney fired her from
over her various controversial comments, but he didn't just support Carano—he insulted the character played by another female
alum, Daisy Ridley. "Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the Star Wars...
Star's Beef With
Disney Continues Over Firing
Feb 22, 2021 7:23 AM CST
Star's Beef With Disney Continues Over Firing
Gina Carano star wants to know why co-star Pedro Pascal didn't get fired for his 2018 tweet
- Gina Carano already has a new gig lined up , but that doesn't mean the
star has moved on from her battle with Disney over her firing . Per
, the 38-year-old actor sat down with conservative radio host Ben Shapiro on Sunday, and she wasn't apologetic over...
Star Fired After
Social Media Controversy
Feb 11, 2021 6:44 AM CST
Star Fired After Social Media Controversy
Gina Carano compared Holocaust to 'hating someone for their political views'
- Lucasfilm says Gina Carano is no longer a part of
cast after many called for her firing over a social media post that likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the US political climate, the AP reports. A spokesperson with the production company said in a...
'Today We Lost the Best
Bounty Hunter in the Galaxy'
Dec 18, 2020 3:55 AM CST
'Today We Lost the Best Bounty Hunter in the Galaxy'
Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch dies
- Jeremy Bulloch, the English actor who first donned a helmet, cape, and jetpack to play Boba Fett in the original
trilogy, died Thursday. Bulloch died at a London hospital from health complications after years of living with Parkinson’s disease, his agents at Brown, Simcocks & Andrews said...
Darth Vader Has Died
Nov 29, 2020 5:23 AM CST
Darth Vader Has Died
Dave Prowse, who played Luke's father in original trilogy, said 'you always remember the bad guys'
- Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who played Darth Vader in the original
trilogy, has died. He was 85. Prowse died Saturday after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said Sunday, adding, per CNN , "May the force be with him, always!" Born in Bristol, southwest England,...
John Boyega to
Disney: 'Nah, Nah, Nah'
Sep 2, 2020 11:26 AM CDT
John Boyega to Disney: 'Nah, Nah, Nah'
Actor critiques approach to minority characters in 'Star Wars'
- Racial inequality still bouncing around his brain , John Boyega is pointing fingers at Disney, the company that gave him his blockbuster role in
. Boyega's Finn, a recovered Stormtrooper, was a key player in 2015's
The Force Awakens
. But the series finale,
The Rise of Skywalker
Has a Message for 2020
May 4, 2020 7:21 AM CDT
Video Has a Message for 2020
Franchise marks May 4th with a theme of hope amid pandemic
- It's a big day in the Star Wars universe, the one in which everyone is seeing and hearing "May the fourth be with you" greetings all day. Mashable notes that the franchise itself is marking the occasion with a video suited for 2020 and life in a pandemic....
Disney Annoys Fans
With #MayThe4th Tweet
Apr 28, 2020 7:05 PM CDT
Disney Annoys Fans With #MayThe4th Tweet
Company claimed people using the hashtag were agreeing to its terms
- Disney has owned the
franchise since 2012, and fans are now accusing it of trying to take ownership of Star Wars Day as well. The company faced a backlash after a Monday tweet in which it asked fans to share their favorite Star Wars memory using the #MayThe4th...
Gave His Life
'Becomes' a Jedi
Dec 25, 2019 3:30 PM CST
Student Who Gave His Life 'Becomes' a Jedi
Riley Howell prevented more deaths in school shooting
- A North Carolina college student hailed by police as a hero for preventing more injuries and deaths after a gunman opened fire in a classroom has now been immortalized as a Jedi by the production company for the
franchise, the AP reports. News outlets report the family of...
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