Don't piss off a Sith. Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars launches a spectacular three-episode arc on Friday that finds Darth Sidious issuing a fatwa on superstar assassin Asajj Ventress. The problem: She's becoming way too powerful and, therefore, no longer trustworthy. Naturally, Sid makes his apprentice Count Dooku do the dirty work, to prove his loyalty, but Ventress survives Dooku's murder attempt and bitterly vows to destroy her master. She'll need help with that, of course, and it comes in the form of a new badass character named Savage Opress. Here's the cool part: He's the brother of Darth Maul!
Robot Chicken Star Wars
Darth Vader discos! Boba Fett kills Chewey! R2-D2 gets sexually aroused by Padme Amidala! Is the George Lucas universe out of alignment? Nope, it's Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III (airing Sunday, 11:30/10:30c, on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim), yet another raunchy, irreverent spoof on the Lucas legacy from writer-producers Seth Green and Matt Senreich. This stop-motion hour — featuring the voices of ...
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola received the Irving G. Thalberg award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's over the weekend during an Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles.
"I've learned how to spend money, and Francis has learned how to make it," producer George Lucas said during his tribute to Coppola.
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Before she was a desperate housewife, Teri Hatcher was a memorably dithery Lois on the mid-'90s hit Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Now she's coming full circle in a guest cameo as the new Lois Lane's dearly departed ...
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
Hollywood's richest men have Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to thank.
George Lucas, who earned $170 million in 2008, and his Indy co-producer Steven Spielberg ($150 million), top Forbes' first list of the 15 highest-earning men in entertainment. Their Crystal Skull star Harrison Ford, who reportedly negotiated for a healthy chunk of the film's back-end profits, earned $65 million, which was enough to land him at No. 11 on the list.
TV and movie producers occupied many prominent spots on the list, including Jerry Bruckheimer (No. 3, $100 million), Tyler Perry (No. 6, $75 million), Dick Wolf (No. 7, $75 million) and Simon Cowell (No. 8, $75 million). Musicians Bruce Springsteen (No. 9, $70 million) and Kenny Chesney (No. 12, $65 million), buoyed by tour revenues, made the cut. Seinfeld co-creators Jerry Seinfeld (No. 4, $85 million) and Larry David (No. 15, $55 million) prove that syndication is forever, and that they are still the masters of their financial domain.
Rounding out the list are Oprah protégée Dr. Phil McGraw (No. 5, $80 million), radio shock jock Howard Stern (No. 10, $70 million), mystery writer James Patterson (No. 13, $60 million), and actor-producer Adam Sandler (No. 14, $55 million).
In a shocking twist of events, I did not make the list.
Matt Stone and Trey Parker still know how to get people talking.
Wednesday night's South Park outing pushed the envelope and then did all kinds of god-awful things to it, with a recurring riff in which uberproducers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg repeatedly ...
Shia LaBeouf in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull courtesy Paramount Pictures
George Lucas out promoting his new Star Wars The Clone Wars movieTV series detailed in the new TV Guide dismisses speculation that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull effectively set up Shia LaBeoufs Mutt Williams to inherit the franchise[Harrison Ford] is Indiana Jones Lucas tells the AP If Indiana Jones wasnt in it youd have to call it Mutt Williams and the Search for Elvis Yeah its Mutt Williams and the Search for ElvisThough Crystal Skull the series fourth installment and one that was many years in the making suffered considerable whip-lash from critics Lucas wont rule out another sequel [It] really depends on me coming up with a good idea he says So were doing research now to see if we cant come up with another object for [Indiana Jones] to chase Perhaps a late Medicare payment Matt Mitovich
I saw this trailer a few days ago and actually got goose bumps but the quality wasnt great so I waited to put it up online If only George Lucas could write and direct live action movies that look as dramatic and awesome as this animated film This piece of the Star Wars epic fills in the events that take place between Episodes II and III in the live-action narrative Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker are now Jedi and Anakin has taken on a Padawan apprentice a young girl named Ahsoka a teenage female Togruta which is a race of red-skinned horned aliens Needless to say Im sure shes a handful Karma is a b-tch aint it AnakinTake a look at the extended exciting new Star Wars The Clone Wars trailerRelated149 Clones Trailer Debuts on Five Networks149 Use Our Online Video Guide to Watch More Star Wars
Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by David James/TM and (c)Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved./Paramount Pictures
I wonder if TVGuidecom would want to send someone me to cover this awesome event Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival which runs from May 14-25 Thierry Fremaux the festivals head said the presence of Steven Spielberg and the stars of the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones film franchise which will premiere outside the main competition would ensure a magnificent red carpet reported Reuters Mega-stars Harrison Ford Cate Blanchett and director-producers Spielberg and George Lucas are expected to attendThe red carpet will also sizzle with the likes of Scarlett Johanson Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem who will be promoting their Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona Other highly anticipated premieres include Clint Eastwoods The Changeling with Angelina Jolie and Steven Soderberghs four-hour epic Che based on the life of the revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara Gee seems as though TVGuideco
When Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull debuts worldwide May 22 the cast and producers wont just be taking risks in search of treasure theyll be risking their real-life earnings from the films profit Eschewing the usual upfront fees that talent typically get before a film even opens the new Indy film is set for an adventure in deal-making in which no one gets a cut of the profit unless the movie brings home the bucks at the box office With film production and marketing costs leaping through the roof says the LA Times Paramount Pictures set up a different kind of arrangement for the Crystal Skull which cost 400 million to make and market Executive producer George Lucas director Steven Spielberg stars Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf and other potential earners from the movie wont see much of a payday until that amount is recouped and exceeded Skulls talent though probably dont have much to worry about The first three of the Indiana Jones flicks earned 12 bil