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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

Brad Pitt the Stormtrooper?

November 6, 2007

According to USA Today, actor couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt celebrated Halloween this year in Star Wars style.

Rather, Star Wars and furry animals seem to be all the rage in the Jolie-Pitt home, as evidenced by last week’s Halloween costume selections. Said Jolie: “We were Boba Fett (Maddox, 6). My littlest daughter (Shiloh, 17 months), we couldn’t figure out if she was a bunny or a monkey, so she was a ‘bunkey.’ My 2-year-old (Zahara) was a bunny, and my 3-year-old (Pax) was a monkey. I was Curious George and Daddy (Pitt) was a Stormtrooper.”

Read the full article here.

Star Wars Pinball at MAD Offices

November 6, 2007

When MAD magazine’s “Maddest Writer” Dick Debartolo gave Part 5 of his multi-part video tour of the MAD offices in New York, we could help but notice their vintage Star Wars pinball machine. Here’s what Dick had to say about the artifact in the MAD magazine conference room:

Another piece of very important office equipment is the pinball machine. We come in here and we do lunch. What we do is actually gamble to see who’s going to eat. Each day only one employee is allowed to leave the building for lunch. So you have to win that game in order to leave the building.

Watch the video here:
VIDEO: Mad Office Tour — Part 5
(Watch ALL the tour video clips here.)

Be sure to read our interviews with the MAD staffers responsible for the new MAD magazine tribute book to Star Wars
The Usual Gang of Jediots: MAD About Star Wars

Princess Leia on “Chuck”

November 6, 2007

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Missed the Halloween episode of the new NBC show “Chuck” where one of the characters dresses up as the bikini Slave Leia? If you want to see her chat about the episode behind-the-scenes IN COSTUME, here’s your chance:

VIDEO: It’s a Chuck Halloween
Get the scoop on the Halloween episode with Zachary Levi and the cast!