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Imagine a Star Wars with Michael Jackson as Jar Jar Binks
July 23rd, 2015 under Michael Jackson, Star Wars. [ Comments: none ]


Jar Jar Binks is the most hated character in Star Wars history, but that could’ve been a different story if George Lucas would’ve cast Michael Jackson in the part as the late singer wanted. Ahmed Best, who got the part, told Vice he was not the original choice for the role.
When Best was asked about it, he said, “That’s what George told me. Me, Natalie Portman, and George’s kids—we were at Wembley arena at Michael Jackson’s concert. We were taken backstage and we met Michael. There was Michael and Lisa Marie [Presley]. George introduced me as “Jar Jar” and I was like, That’s kind of weird. Michael was like, ‘Oh. OK.’ I thought, What is going on?” Then hes added, “After Michael had driven off, we all go back up to a big afterparty. I’m having a drink with George and I said, ‘Why did you introduce me as Jar Jar?’ He said, ‘Well, Michael wanted to do the part but he wanted to do it in prosthetics and makeup like ‘Thriller.” George wanted to do it in CGI. My guess is ultimately Michael Jackson would have been bigger than the movie, and I don’t think he wanted that.””
I wish Lucas would’ve gone with Jackson because then I wouldn’t be the only person I know who actually like Jar Jar Binks. Would you have liked him a little bit more if Jackson played him?

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J.J. Abrams got Chewbacca’s fur stuck in teeth!
April 22nd, 2015 under Jimmy Kimmel, Star Wars. [ Comments: none ]


If when Star Wars Episode VIII comes out and Chewbacca has a really big role in it, you will know why. Why? Because Jimmy Kimmel challenged the movie’s director J.J. Abrams and the Wookie to the Twizzler Challenge for Autism and they accepted. When it was time to Lady and Tramp the licorice stick, Abrams really got into it. So much so that Chewie left a little bit of himself in his boss’ mouth.
Wonder if that is the first time that happened to him? After we see how big Chewbacca’s part, I mean role, is in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then we will know the answer.

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The force is not with the Star Wars fans to camp out!
April 16th, 2015 under Star Wars. [ Comments: none ]


Remember there was a group of hundreds of fans who camped out on Hollywood Blvd for 6 weeks to be first ones in to see the Star Wars prequels? Well it’s official, they will not be doing it again for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A source told me that with reserved seating it no longer makes sense. Plus, the force is no longer as strong with him after Episode I, Episode II and Episode III, and I am sure others who lined up with him feel the same way.
I am bummed they won’t be doing it because for some reason it made the franchise seem more special than it already is. What other movie has fans camping out for 6 weeks to see it? Without them being lined up in their tents and on their blankets in front of Mann’s Chinese, it just doesn’t seem the same.
I mean, I am sure, they will be there for the midnight screenings, but it just won’t be the same for me. But then again, don’t tell them I still haven’t seen most of Episode II and all of Episode III.
Anyways even though I am not a fan of the prequels, the trailer for the Episode VII makes me want to see it. I won’t be camping out for it or there at midnight, but I will be there when it comes to my $3 theater or when my source brings it over the Blu-ray for us to watch.
How excited are you for Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

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@midnight translates R2D2 beeps and boops!
April 10th, 2015 under Comedy Central, Star Wars. [ Comments: none ]


The Star Wars movie franchise is available on Digital HD for the first time today and R2D2 promoted the release on @midnight yesterday. Strange choice (although not really because their audience is the same as Star Wars’), but it works because they put words in his mouth that no one else would ever dare. And yes they went there with a joke about Hans Solo crashing into a golf course. To see if the comedians went even further than that, you can just have to watch.
The only negative, is Chris Hadwick didn’t offer any suggestions. What in beep and boop is that all about?

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BTWF roles: Mark Hamill in The Bill Cosby Show
April 1st, 2015 under Before They Were Famous, Star Wars. [ Comments: none ]


Before the force was with Mark Hamill in Star Wars, he needed it on The Bill Cosby Show. How cute was the 19 year old in that 1970 episode?

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Shhhhh, parents don’t tell yours kids but Frozen 2 is happening!
March 12th, 2015 under Frozen, Star Wars. [ Comments: 2 ]

Just when parents were hoping their children would finally be over Frozen, Disney announced today that they are working on a sequel for the movie. So try not to tell your kids for as long as you can. Which they probably already know because it is spreading like lice at school.
Now kids, don’t tell your parents but they are going to get 2 more Star Wars movie in the next couple of years. Star Wars VIII is coming out on May 26, 2017. If that is not enough for them and they need something to hold them over until then, the franchise gets its first standalone movie Rogue One that is coming out on December 16, 2016. It looks like we will be getting a new Star Wars movie every year like Saw. So now that they get to act like kids over that news.

UPDATE: Kristen Bell is already prepping to play Anna again!

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A Star Wars fan’s wet dream!
February 12th, 2015 under Star Wars. [ Comments: none ]


Now that Star Wars is fully Disneyfied, it is getting its own special cruise on the Disney Cruise Line. Actually it is getting 8 cruises early next year. That’s right, Star Wars fans can gather on a boat together and watch Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. Not only that they can also experience: a deck party celebration, meet-and-greets with their favorite Star Wars characters, Star Wars-themed activities for younglings of all ages, out-of-this-world food and beverage offerings, exclusive merchandise and so much more!
While it might not be the X-Wing Fighter, it is pretty darn close. So if the force is with you to take one of the 8 cruises they are offering from January to April then you can find out more information at the Disney Cruise Line webpage. As Yoda would say, “Fun it should be!”

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The Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is here!
November 28th, 2014 under Star Wars. [ Comments: none ]


The moment Star Wars fans have been waiting for is finally here, the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released to today. It is just a little taste of what you have been waiting a long long long time for, and did it fill you up?
I wasn’t that impressed with it because I wanted to see the characters I know and not the ones I don’t. Where was Luke? Where was Princess Leia? Where was Hans Solo? Where were R2D2 and C-3P0? I know the true fans are happy to see the Millennium Falcon, but that doesn’t impress me much. What about you?

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BTWF roles: James Earl Jones on Sesame Street
November 10th, 2014 under Before They Were Famous, Sesame Street/Muppets, Star Wars. [ Comments: none ]


Before James Earl Jones was just saying three letters for CNN, he was saying all 26 of them for Sesame Street. How sexy is the bald 37 year old in that 1969 episode?
Fun fact – He was Sesame’s Street’s first celebrity guest start! Happy 45th Birthday to the show that taught us our ABC’s and 123’s.

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Star Wars VII officially has a name!
November 6th, 2014 under Star Wars. [ Comments: none ]


Star Wars VII has finished filming and by doing so we found a name for the movie. It is going to be called Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
What do you think of the title for the long awaited film that is coming out on December 18, 2015? I don’t know what it is about the title, but I like it and think it is fitting.

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