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Big Bang Theory: Star Wars Reunion, Hope for Amy and Sheldon

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The Big Bang Theory, one of the TV shows most at home at Comic-Con, kicked off its panel on Friday with a clip from the Season 7 episode in which Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) try (and fail) to get tickets to the annual event.

Perhaps fittingly, the cast wasn't actually wasn't in attendance. Instead, the panel was only made up of the show's writers and executive producers Bill Prady and Steve Molaro, who shared some fun facts and a few details about the upcoming eighth season:

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Star Wars Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor Dies at 99

Star Wars

Gilbert Taylor, the veteran British cinematographer behind Star Wars and Dr. Strangelove, has died, the BBC reports. Taylor was 99.

His wife, Dee, says he died on Friday with... read more

George Lucas, Wife Welcome Baby

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson

George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, are proud new parents to a baby girl who was born last week, the Huffington Post reports.

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Star Wars’ George Lucas Marries in Star-Studded Celebration

George Lucas, Melody Hobsen

George Lucas celebrated his recent nuptials to Mellody Hobson with a star-studded party, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Last weekend, Lucas and Hobson wed at Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, Calif., with Ron Howard, Oprah and Steven Spielberg in attendance. On Saturday, the newlyweds held their second reception in Hobson's native Chicago. read more

Oprah Winfrey Named Forbes' Most Influential Person of 2013

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey has been named Forbes' most influential person of 2013, topping their list for the second year in a row.

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The Tuesday Playlist: Justified's Manhunt, Preacher's Daughters, Hell's Kitchen

Jim Beaver

The title of this week's pivotal episode of FX's Justified (Tuesday, 10/9c), "Get Drew," may evoke memories of an Elmore Leonard classic (Get Shorty), but Justified is a modern classic in its own right, honoring Leonard's spirit with wit and suspenseful grit and twisty plotting that just won't let up. That's especially true after last week's revelation of the identity of the long-missing and much-sought-after Drew Thompson, who sets off a multi-faceted manhunt.

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Stars Wars: The Clone Wars Canceled After Five Seasons

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

The Force giveth, and The Torce taketh away? Just as anticipation rises for the new Star Wars movie prequels — now with more Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill! — comes word that Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been canceled after five seasons.

"After five highly successful and critically acclaimed seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we feel the time has come to wind down the... read more

Will Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher Return for the New Star Wars Films?

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Harrison Ford has already said he's interested in reprising his role as Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, and now his Star Wars co-stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are looking to revive their characters Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia as well, according to reports.

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Star Wars Makeup Artist Stuart Freeborn Dies at 98

Stuart Freeborn on set, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Stuart Freeborn, the makeup artist who created such beloved Star Wars characters as Yoda, Chewbacca and Jabba the Hutt, died Tuesday in London, according to Lucasfilm. He was 98.

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J.J. Abrams Confirmed to Direct Star Wars 7

J.J. Abrams

It's official! J.J. Abrams has been tapped to direct the upcoming seventh Star Wars film, Disney confirmed Saturday.

"It's very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie," said LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy. read more

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