Tara Summers, the daughter of socialite and British Vogue editor Nona Summers and gallerist Martin Summers, was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She had her first taste of success in the UK with an autobiographical play, "Gypsy of Chelsea," about her childhood with a socialite mother who counted numerous celebrities as personal friends. In the US, the actress first gained attention with a two-year turn on "Boston Legal." Now she hopes to find greater fame co-starring with Greg Kinnear on the new Fox series "Rake", Thursdays at 9 (8 central). Prior … Read more
Little Golden Books have been a staple of childhood since they were introduced in 1942, and part of the charm is how little they've changed. "The Little Red Hen" is still toting the same old shovel and planting her wheat. An exhibit at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, Calif., is taking a more updated approach to the classic children's literature series.
The "Little Golden Tales" show runs through February 9 and features a whole host of artists presenting their interpretations and tributes. Of special interest to the geek crowd are covers for "Doctor Who," "Breaking Bad," "Lord of the Rings," and "Star Wars" books, complete with the shiny gold book spine edge.… Read more
Luke Skywalker isn't the only one who knows how to wave around a lightsaber. Link, Princess Peach, Donkey Kong, Toad, Yoshi, and more beloved Nintendo video game characters are transformed as "Star Wars" characters in "Super Smash Wars 2: The Empire Smashes Back" Part 1 and Part 2 by Oklahoma-based animator and director James Farr.
"'Star Wars' and Nintendo are both incredibly dear to my heart and have always had some interesting narrative overlap," Farr told Crave. "Eventually, I knew, somebody would think to do this. And I wanted to be the one to do it first -- and (do it) right."
There's something rather charming in seeing AT-AT walkers driven by Super Stars. Plus, Donkey Kong plays Chewbacca; Yoshi is a tauntaun (that luckily does not die); Pikachu is the patient Yoda; and Sonic the Hedgehog is a suave Lando Calrissian. … Read more
"Star Wars" and "Star Trek" director JJ Abrams says "Star Wars Episode VII" is proceeding "full steam ahead," and although somewhere along the line, he's fallen out of love with IMAX he has confirmed the new film will be shot on film.
Speaking to press at the Television Critics Association, Abrams revealed that he's finished the script for Episode VII, which is in "deep pre-production." The director confirmed cinematographer Dan Mindel's plans to shoot Episode VII on film rather than on digital cameras, but he ruled out … Read more
When "Star Trek Into Darkness" director J.J. Abrams and the visual effects experts at Industrial Light & Magic were deciding how to introduce the Enterprise to the audience for the first time, they knew technology could help them make a very big splash.
If you've seen the film -- which was nominated Thursday for an Oscar for best visual effects -- you probably remember the famous spaceship materializing suddenly out of the sea as Captain Kirk and McCoy run for their lives, chased by the white-faced natives of the red planet Nibiru. We see the ocean, … Read more
Baby, it's cold outside, but it's much warmer now than when I talked to "The Exes" star David Alan Basche, best known for playing uptight, neurotic Stuart Gardner for the last three seasons of the hit TV Land series. It was a frigid 3 degrees (according to Basche's Weather Channel app) when he called from New York, where he lives with his wife and daughter. We talked about his favorite apps, how he's similar to his TV character, how his Shakespearean training helps on the TV Land set, and the important lesson he learned … Read more
Let the Wookiee tweet! On his official Twitter account TheWookieeRoars, Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew recently gave followers a treat by captioning rare production photos of his time filming the original "Star Wars" films, "A New Hope," and "The Empire Strikes Back."
We won't see the next episode in the Star Wars saga for about two more years, and that's if we're lucky. But already it's one of the most gossiped-about upcoming productions in recent memory.
The latest scuttlebutt around the future of the Force has to do with the Episode VII storyline that's apparently been scrapped and thrown into Hollywood's huge garbage compactor of ideas for the Dianoga to feast on.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the reason that Oscar-winning writer Michael Arndt left the project back in October was not about time-frame problems, as was reported at the time. Instead, the Hollywood Reporter claims to have been told by "multiple insiders" that the split was really about what direction to take in Episode VII. … Read more
With news of Marvel taking back the reins of "Star Wars" comics, and the new film edging closer to its 2015 debut date, many fans are anxious to learn the fate of some of their favorite characters in what's referred to as the Expanded Universe (comics, books, and games).
According to recent reports by blogs such as Bleeding Cool and The Hollywood Reporter, Lucasfilm and Disney have a brand-new committee of employees called the Story Group whose job it is to tackle the rancor monster known as the "Star Wars" canon. … Read more
Start stockpiling those Bitcoins, toy enthusiasts! It appears that since 3D Systems acquired Gentle Giant Studios, it plans to make more products from franchises including Marvel, "Star Wars," Disney, "The Walking Dead," and "Harry Potter," to name a few.
According to the 3D Systems press release: "3DS plans to immediately leverage Gentle Giant Studios technology and vast library of digital content into its consumer platform and extend its existing brand relationships to further the reach of 3D scanning, modeling and printing for entertainment, toys, collectibles, action figures in conjunction with numerous blockbuster films, and evergreen licensed properties." … Read more