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Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, Drew Carey, Lisa Kudrow and Dustin Hoffman, along with studio brass Sherry Lansing (Paramount), Joe Roth (Disney) and Jeffrey Katzenberg (DreamWorks), were among the Hollywood elite who turned out for Sunday's benefit premiere of "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace" at Westwood's Avco theater.
March 19, 2005 | From Associated Press
The intensity of the action and themes in the next "Star Wars" film probably will earn it a PG-13 rating, George Lucas says. The first five "Star Wars" movies were rated PG. Lucas offered theater owners a preview of his final "Star Wars" chapter at the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas this week. Opening May 19, "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" spells out the last dark steps the once good-hearted young Anakin Skywalker takes to become the villain Darth Vader.
June 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
While moviegoers are flocking by the millions to see him brandishing a light saber as Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith," Ewan McGregor is singing and dancing in a London revival of the classic Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls." In his first stage musical, McGregor heads the cast as Sky Masterson, the gambling playboy who wins the heart of a missionary.
January 11, 1996 | From Times staff and wire reports
An unstable star several times brighter than the sun is sending out blasts of laser light that would put Darth Vader to shame, according to astronomers working with the Hubble Space Telescope. The energetic star, Eta Carinae, appears to be bursting out in periodic eruptions that spew gaseous jets into space. Or at least that's one interpretation of the data.
August 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
It didn't come cheap, but an anonymous bidder now owns a piece of Jedi history. A light-saber used by Mark Hamill when he played Luke Skywalker in the original "Star Wars" sold for $200,600 Friday in an auction of movie props and costumes, said Joseph Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, which held the auction.
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