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Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Chewbacca gets arrested in the Ukraine. Yes, that’s the same country that recently converted a statue of Lenin into Darth Vader and frequently has someone ruling for office as the Dark Sith Lord. (There were at least 16 in the last parliamentary elections.) Those Ukrainians love their Star Wars. In a twist of Star Wars lore, Chewbacca was detained while on the way to vote for Darth Vader in a local mayoral election when he refused to present proper identification. Then what happened? (more…)

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Jeff Sneider revealed during his Meet the Movie Press podcast, one potential Boba Fett director who has made a few visits down to “San Fransisco” **coughcoughLucasFilmscoughcough**, a contender to play Boba Fett, and their thoughts on the upcoming Star Wars film hype. Listen to Sneider’s comments in the video below.

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Internet Mobs Chase Stephen Amell Off Social Media

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If you’re a follower of Stephen Amell, either via Twitter or Facebook or whatever new-fangled social media sites the kids are using these days, then you know that he’s very active in the Internet community. He’s always posting pics of his personal life, talking about the upcoming developments on Arrow, interacting with his many fans and participating in charity fundraisers of all sorts. Now, however, Amell appears to have rubbed the Internet the wrong way by expressing an – GASP! – unpopular opinion. (more…)

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Best known for her role as Kes on Star Trek: Voyager, Jennifer Lien remains in the Harriman, Tennessee jail since her arrest on September 3rd on two misdemeanor counts of Indecent Exposure from an incident with a neighbor. Unable, or refusing to pay her $2500 bail, Lien has sat in jail for the past two weeks and awaits her December 7th court date. How did this all come about? (more…)

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Variety found out this morning that being prepared for a celebrity death is one thing, but pulling the trigger on a celebrity death notice is quite a different fish. Most big news agencies have them, prepared obituaries of celebrities, world leaders, and other notables that are refreshed every now and then with new information so that when the unfortunate occurs, they can jump right into the news cycle without a lot of rushed research. Yesterday afternoon something happened over at Variety that caused the posting of an obituary for director Terry Gilliam, most famously part of the Monty Python Flying Circus comedy group. Hilarity ensued. (more…)

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Apparently, your lunch box is now considered part of your clothing when it comes to some schools. I never realized I was making such a fashion statement in my Captain America lunch box selection. Young Laura probably wasn’t trying to make a statement either when she took her Wonder Woman lunch box to school, but things sometimes have a way of going from simple to “You’ve got to be kidding me” in 60 seconds. Such will be the case of the Too Violent Wonder Woman Lunch Box. (more…)

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Banksy, the British street artist, film maker, painter and political activist has stepped up his game by creating a bemusement park which he has christened Dismaland. Dismaland recently opened for its five-week run and now we’ve got a look at the park from Banksy’s own trailer. Are you ready for a trip on the dark side of this non-magical kingdom? (more…)

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A Canadian research team built hitchBOT, a robot designed to hitchhike its way across the world.  After successful and largely-uneventful hitchhikes across Germany, the Netherlands, and even the large expanse of Canada, the team behind the automaton decided to let hitchBOT try and make his way across the USA – and America ruined it, as the machine was destroyed two weeks and less than 400 miles into its journey.

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