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Jedi Fashion on “Project Runway: Canada”

December 7, 2007

As the founder of NIKOLAKI women’s wear clothing line and an instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, designer Nick Verreos is most-recently recognized as one of the contestants on Season Two of the hit Bravo reality TV show “Project Runway.”

He’s also one of our favorite celebrity Star Wars fans. So we couldn’t help but smile when he made a Star Wars reference in a recent episode of “Project Runway Canada.” Appearing as a guest mentor for the designers as they visited Los Angeles from Canada, Verreos offered suggestions on their designs, with one notable comment for designer Evan Biddell’s punk-rock inspired creation: “That’s very Jedi resort!”

Watch the video clip here. (appears around 3:52)

Read more about Verreos and his appreciation for Star Wars fashion here: Nick Verreos: Force of Fashion

Catch up with Verreos on his blog here.

And check out what other “Project Runway” designers think of Star Wars here: Project Runway: Style Wars

John Knoll on Smartest People List

November 30, 2007

(Actor Seth Green with ILM Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll)

ILM Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll has been named as one of Entertainment Weekly magazine’s “50 Smartest People in Hollywood,” coming in at No. 10 over conventional Hollywood moguls, power-players and luminaries such as J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer, Peter Jackson, Tom Rothman, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Brad Bird, Zack Snyder and Kathleen Kennedy.
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Hayden on the “The View”

November 26, 2007

Actor Hayden Christensen makes an appearance on “The View” to chat about his new thriller Awake, as well as his experiences playing Anakin Skywalker. Babs flirts with him, he talks tennis and his first meeting with Lucas.

Check out a video clip here.


Billy Dee Williams’ Slap That Never Was?

November 20, 2007

Lightsabre fan site interviews actor Billy Dee Williams about his role as Han Solo’s backstabbing (then redeeming) pal Lando Calrissian.


When I wrote down the questions for this I was reading the making of and there’s a page in there where you were rehearsing a scene with Carrie Fisher. In the original script she was annoyed with Lando and slaps him around the face. But she didn’t telegraph it, she actually slapped you round the face. And you said ‘You’re supposed to telegraph it!’ and she replied ‘What’s telegraphed?’
Where did you read this?

It was in Alan Arnold’s making of book (Once upon a Galaxy).
Amazing what people make up.

Was that was made up? I’ve always loved that story.
If that happened, I swear to God I don’t remember it.

Read the full interview here:
The Lightsabre Interview — Billy Dee Williams

Bitsie Tulloch: Had Her First

November 18, 2007

A look at — the barometer of what is hot on the net right now — finds actress Bitsie Tulloch getting a lot of attention. She’s the star of the new online video series QuarterLife. New York Magazine has an interview with her here.


I thought that name sounded familiar. She helped out on set during Episode II in Sydney, Australia, and a result, ended up as one of many crewmembers playing along with the R2-D2: Beneath the Dome mockumentary series in 2001. Bitsie played R2-D2’s girlfriend.


The Beneath the Dome series can be seen in the video player here.

Masi Oka Makes “Sexiest Man Alive” List

November 16, 2007

People magazine reveals its “Sexiest Man Alive” list for 2007 and “Heroes” star and ILM employee Masi Oka is on it! Check out this video of Masi explaining why sci-fi is indeed sexy!

VIDEO: Sexiest Man Alive 2007 — Masi Oka

Be sure to read our interview with Masi Oka about his work at ILM making aestroids explode and his favorite Star Wars memories here:
A Hero’s Journey: Masi Oka