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.
Mellody Hobson and George Lucas
The Force is strong with George Lucas!
The Star Wars creator is engaged to longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson, US Weekly reports.
You can cross Steven Spielberg off the list of directors who would helm a new Star Wars film.
Following Disney's acquisition of LucasFilm — the company behind filmmaker George Lucas' beloved sci-fi franchise — a new Star Wars film is slated to hit theaters in 2015. But Spielberg...
Mickey Mouse and Luke Skywalker are joining forces.
The Walt Disney Company announced Tuesday that it has purchased LucasFilm — the company behind filmmaker George Lucas' beloved sci-fi franchise Star Wars — for $4.05 billion. As part of the acquisition, Disney announced that a new Star Wars film, the seventh episode in the series, is set to hit theaters in...
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid celebrities, raking in $165 million between May 2011 and May 2012.
Winfrey, whose earnings actually fell by $125 million from the previous year, remains at the top thanks to the final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as her eponymous magazine, OWN, her spin-off shows and Sirius radio deal.
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Coming in just behind Winfrey is movie director Michael Bay, who earned $160 million. His Blockbuster film Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, which he earns profits on, took in a whopping $1.1 billion at the box office.
Steven Spielberg took the No. 3 spot, earning $130 million in the last year. His company DreamWorks produced Falling Skies, Terra Nova and Smash for television and the Oscar-nominated films The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse.
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NBA star Jason Kidd was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated in Southampton early Sunday after crashing into a telephone pole, The New York Daily News reports.
Kidd, 39, crashed his 2010 Cadillac Escalade near his home in...
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
You can't keep a bad man down — not even when he's sliced in half with a lightsaber in front of millions of moviegoers! Star Wars: The Clone Wars resurrects one of the franchise's most popular baddies, the Sith apprentice Darth Maul, in the series' two-part season finale, beginning tonight (8/7c, Cartoon Network). George Lucas himself gave the order to bring back the red-and-black horned demon, who was killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace. But it was up to supervising producer Dave Filoni to make it fly with the fans.
Adult Swim's stop-motion hit Robot Chicken — winner of four Emmy Awards — will air its 100th episode Sunday night (11:30/10:30c, Cartoon Network), an event that leaves its cocreator Seth Green a bit flummoxed.
After 25 years of celebrities and newsmakers coming to The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah Winfrey will now go to them.
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Premiering Sunday, Jan. 1 at 9/8c on OWN, Oprah's Next Chapter will see the prolific host venturing out in the field to conduct in-depth interviews and hold thought-provoking conversations.
"After 25 years I...
Prophets of Science Fiction
Director Ridley Scott's eight-part series Prophets of Science Fiction has landed a premiere date, launching Wednesday, November 9 on Science.
Scott serves as narrator for the show, which chronicles iconic science fiction creative minds such as H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov and Jules Verne and George Lucas. Prophets will kick off with a profile of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley.
The first four episodes will air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. through November, and return for another four episodes in February.
Scott says the series ...