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Mark Hamill Thrilled About 'Extraordinarily Talented' Star Wars Cast

May 1st, 2014 8:24am EDT
Mark Hamill Thrilled About 'Extraordinarily Talented' Star Wars
At least one of the cast members of "Star Wars: Episode VII" is thrilled with yesterday's cast reveal. Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the iconic franchise, tweeted early Thursday morning: "UK table read- I was knocked out by the diverse & extraordinarily talented new cast members. WOW they're good! The saga is in superb hands."

Director J.J. Abrams announced the cast on Tuesday, saying in a statement: "We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come t...
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Official Cast Announced For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

April 29th, 2014 7:01pm EDT
Star Wars Episode VII Cast
A day after reports that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill all happened to be in London, England, where Star Wars: Episode VII just happens to be filming, the official casting announcement for the film was released on StarWars.com. And, indeed, the three stars will be returning for at least the first film in the new trilogy.

Ford, Fisher and Hamill will also be joined by Peter Mayhew, who returns to the saga as the Wookiee Chewbacca and Anthony Daniels, who will once again don the gold outfit of droid C-3PO.

Ford prompted speculation earlier this month when he was photographed ...
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New & Old 'Star Wars' Cast Members Dine With Director JJ Abrams In London

April 29th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
New & Old 'Star Wars' Cast Members Dine With Director JJ Abrams
Several members from the original "Star Wars" films joined cast members from the upcoming film for dinner in London, England, over the weekend. Director J.J. Abrams organized the event at 34 restaurant in Mayfair.

A source told Britain's The Sun, "The cast are being flown out to various locations to film. Bosses want to capitalize on them all being in London by booking in a get-together. It was a top secret mission, nobody was allowed to let on they'd be meeting up."

It's been confirmed that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will reprise their roles from the original series. Al...
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9 Hollywood Stars You Didn't Know Were In Your Favorite Video Game

April 10th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
9 Hollywood Stars You Didn't Know Were In Your Favorite Video Ga
As video game sales continue to rival or even surpass Hollywood box office receipts, plenty of famous actors and actresses are crossing over to lend their talents to another industry. Funny thing is though, you might not even realize it. Plenty of game companies have recruited Hollywood stars to serve as voice actors for their top titles. Sometimes the star's in-game character is rendered after their real world appearance, but more often than not, the game will feature a character that looks nothing like the voice actor, leaving the most casual fans in the dark about who was behind the mic....
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Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford & Mark Hamill Will Appear In 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

January 23rd, 2014 2:00pm EST
Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher and two of her "Star Wars" co-star are definitely appearing in the highly anticipated "Episode VII."
 
It's been rumored for months that Fisher (Princess Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) will return for J.J. Abrams' blockbuster, and the actress has officially confirmed all three will be back.
 
She told TV Guide magazine that the trio is expected to begin filming this spring. She explained, "I'd like to wear my old hairstyle again - but with white hair. I think that would be funny."
 
Meanwhile, Abrams confirmed earlier this week that he met wit...
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Luke Skywalker's Pants Go Under The Hammer

May 22nd, 2013 7:42pm EDT
Star Wars
A pair of pants worn by Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy has pulled in $36,100 at auction.

Mark Hamill donned the sand-colored Levi's to play the iconic Jedi Knight in George Lucas' 1977 sci-fi classic Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.

On Tuesday, Experts at Los Angeles auction house Nate D. Sanders had set a pre-sale estimate of $70,000-$100,000, but the distressed pants pulled in $36,100 when they went under the hammer.

There were 13 bids for Skywalker's trousers, according to AFP.
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Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford Began Negotiating New 'Star Wars' Deals Months Ago

March 10th, 2013 8:02pm EDT
Star Wars
During an interview on Thursday Star Wars creator George Lucas all but confirmed that the saga's original three stars would be reprising the roles of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode VII, slated for a 2015 release.

Lucas revealed that while negotiations to sell his Lucasfilm empire to Disney for $4 Billion were going on last fall, plans for a third Star Wars trilogy were also being hammered out with Disney, along with deals for Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher to return to a galaxy far, far away.

Lucas spilled the beans to Bloomberg Businessweek...
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Mark Hamill Confirms He, Harrison Ford & Carrie Fisher Are In Talks To Return To 'Star Wars'

February 21st, 2013 9:24am EST
Mark Hamill and Chewbacca
It seems the rumors are true. Mark Hamill, who played the original Luke Skyalker in "Star Wars," has confirmed he, Harrison Ford and Carrier Fisher are in talks to reprise their roles in an upcoming film.

The actor has also revealed that franchise creator George Lucas insisted the iconic characters be written out if the actors didn't want to be included in Episode VII.

Hamill told "Entertainment Tonight:" "They're talking to us. George wanted to know whether we'd be interested. He did say that if we didn't want to do it, they wouldn't cast another actor in our parts - they would write us ...
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Top 10 Batman Villains From Comics, TV And The Big Screen

July 19th, 2012 10:01pm EDT
Bane
The final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, is upon us; and much like Heath Ledger's Joker the film's villains are once again posed to steal the show.

This time around we'll be reintroduced to three bad guys: Bane, (Tom Hardy), Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and Ra's al Ghul (Liam Neeson). Both Bane and Catwoman made their first appearances in the original film run that Tim Burton started in the 1990s (and, fortunately, we'll be seeing a much different Bane in TDKR); and Ra's al Ghul returns to the series after his intro in Batman Begins.

But where do the...
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Lucasfilm Unveils 'Star Wars' Deleted Scenes From Upcoming Blu-ray Set At Comic Con (Video)

July 26th, 2011 10:37pm EDT
Star Wars Saga Blu-ray
Fans at this year's Comic Con who attended the Star Wars Fan Movie Awards were surprised with a short teaser for the upcoming (Sept. 16) Star Wars Saga Blu-ray release featuring a few storied deleted scenes from the original trilogy.

The clip includes a short teaser from last year's event, in which Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is shown building his green lightsaber before heading off to save Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from Jabba The Hutt.

Also included in the clip are shots of a sandstorm scene and an extended shield generator battle from Return of the Jedi; escaping Wampa snow creatures fr...
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'Star Wars: The Complete Saga' Comes To Blu-ray Sept. 16 With Tons Of Features

May 4th, 2011 10:51pm EDT
Star Wars Blu-ray
It wouldn't be Star Wars day without an official announcement from Lucasfilm about the upcoming release of the entire Star Wars saga on Blu-ray. Perhaps the most anticipated Blu-ray release since the format's inception, Star Wars: The Complete Saga will be released on September 16th, and features a ton of extras in a nine-disc collection.

Here's the official info, and May the 4th be with you!

Bring home the adventure and share Star Wars with your whole family -- when STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment! To be...
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Entertainment Weekly Celebrates 'The Empire Strikes Back' With Exclusive Never Before Seen Photos

April 8th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
EW The Empire Strikes Back
George Lucas celebrates the 30th anniversary of his landmark sequel by opening his vault of rare and never-before-seen photos for an upcoming book, and this week's issue has the exclusive excerpt. Star Wars hit theaters on May 25, 1977, and it was unlike anything anyone had ever seen. However, when most Star Wars aficionados go back to watch their favorite installment from the franchise it is not the original film, but its follow-up, The Empire Strikes Back, that fans gravitate towards. EW explains why The Empire Strikes Back remains the ultimate Star Wars film.

The book also has great ...
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Eight World War II Movies To Watch Before 'Inglourious Basterds'

August 18th, 2009 10:40am EDT
The Thin Red Line
With the release of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds Friday, we're excited about what this often-perverse, slightly deranged and mostly genius mind will do with a movie about World War 2's Nazi-occupied France.

Looking back at the movies that Hollywood tackled on the same subject, most have been re-creations of bloody battles or stories of specific personalities involved, but very few ever added the comic punch that Tarantino's flick will surely carry out.

In anticipation of the film, here is a list of World War II films to watch before the release of "Inglorious Basterds" o...
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Best Celebrity Voice Acting Roles

June 12th, 2009 9:22am EDT
Kung Fu Panda
Voice acting is a much more lucrative business than one might imagine, with the actors in question providing their voice for animated movies, video games, television shows, voice overs, and anything else that requires a voice but no face. Some actors do only that kind of work, giving themselves a certain amount of fame in that industry, such as "The Simpsons" cast.

Everything changed when voice acting became a business not only for unknowns, but also an attractive fad for celebrities who wanted to broaden their horizons ... or make a movie "for the kids." Now it seems that no animated...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

April 27th, 2009 8:59am EDT
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
I'm very excited about the upcoming month. With May arriving this week, we kick off our summer movie season filled with epic blockbusters. This month we will see an "X-Men" spinoff, a prequel to "The Da Vinci Code," a fourth "Terminator" movie and a "Star Trek" reboot. Movies coming out this week are "Battle for Terra," "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," and "The Limits of Control."

GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST

Conner Mead (Matthew McConaughey) is successful photographer and a true womanizer; he's not above breaking up with three women at the same time vi...
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Video Game Movies: The Good, The Bad, And The Boll

February 25th, 2009 9:09am EST
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
With Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li arriving in theaters February 27, it’s time to take a look back at the video game movies that brought us to this point.

While video games run the gamut of quality - from very good to very bad - video game movies have typically been on the “poor” side of the critical spectrum. Games are written with interactivity in mind, and thus their storylines don’t always mesh with the film medium.

Still, there are a few titles one could argue are at least passable – even if fans of the video games they are based on do not find them loyal to the ori...
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Slideshow: 'General Hospital' Hotties

August 29th, 2008 2:03pm EDT
General Hospital
Elegant. Radiated. Striking. These are just some of the words to describe the following actors and actresses who have starred on the fashionable and stylish soap opera General Hospital.

Some of these "hotties" still star on "GH" and others have made brief appearances or cameos, but one thing's for sure they're all Hot, Hot, Hot.

Kelly Monaco

Character:Samantha 'Sam' McCall

Recent project: First-season champion on Dancing With the Stars

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Nikki Cox

Character:Gina Williams

Recent project:Stars on the T.V. Show Las Vegas

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Spike TV Enters A New Galaxy With The Complete 'Star Wars' Saga

April 4th, 2008 12:09pm EDT
Star Wars
The Force is with Spike TV this April as the complete Star Wars Saga comes to basic cable. Airing Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6, and Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13, the two-weekend event includes the broadcast premiere of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and the basic cable premieres of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. Spike TV’s Star Wars presentation marks the first time that all six movies will be presented together on a basic cable network.

Spike TV’s presentation of the Star Wars Saga will feat...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 25

September 25th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Heather Locklear
Happy Birthday to rapper T.I. (1980), "Queer as Folk" actor Hal Sparks (1971), Ween guitarist Dean Ween (1970), "Entrapment" actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), "Men in Black" star Will Smith (1968), "The Sopranos" actress Aida Turturro (1962), "Spin City" actress Heather Locklear (1961), "Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2" actor Michael Madsen (1958), "Happy Days" actor Anson Williams (1952), "Somewhere in Time" actor Christopher Reeve (1952; d. 2004), "Star Wars" star Mark Hamill (1951), English actress Felicity Kendal (1946), "Romancing the Stone" actor Michael Douglas (1944), classical pianist Glen...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 25

September 25th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Heather Locklear
Happy Birthday to rapper T.I. (1980), "Queer as Folk" actor Hal Sparks (1971), Ween guitarist Dean Ween (1970), "Entrapment" actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), "Men in Black" star Will Smith (1968), "The Sopranos" actress Aida Turturro (1962), "Spin City" actress Heather Locklear (1961), "Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2" actor Michael Madsen (1958), "Happy Days" actor Anson Williams (1952), "Somewhere in Time" actor Christopher Reeve (1952; d. 2004), "Star Wars" star Mark Hamill (1951), English actress Felicity Kendal (1946), "Romancing the Stone" actor Michael Douglas (1944), classical pianist Glen...
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Michael Madson And Others Lend Voices To 'Yakuza'

June 16th, 2006 3:00pm EDT
Michael Madson
of America, Inc. today announced the celebrity cast for its upcoming video game, Yakuza. Slated for release on Sept. 5th 2006, the critically acclaimed game is currently being localized for a western audience. To ensure a fully cinematic experience for players, the game will feature the distinctive voice work of Hollywood actors including Michael Rosenbaum, Michael Madsen, Eliza Dushku, Rachel Leigh Cook, and Mark Hamill to compliment its stunning visuals and engaging storyline.

Yakuza, scripted by noted Japanese novelist Hase Seishu, features an intricate storyline driven by loyalty, ...
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