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Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Stopped by TSA for Cane Shaped Like Light Saber
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Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Stopped by TSA for Lightsaber-Shaped Cane

Even Wookiees, it seems, aren't immune to a shakedown by the Transportation Security Administration. On June 3, Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Han Solo's furry sidekick Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' movies, was stopped by TSA agents after attempting to board a plane in Denver with a large cane shaped light a lightsaber.

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Harrison Ford Melts Down on Kimmel After Being Asked ‘Star Wars’ Questions

We guess not everyone is excited about the new Star Wars reboot. Looks like Han is truly going Solo.

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‘Star Wars’ Actor Richard LeParmentier Dead at 66

Richard LeParmentier, who was a key actor in one of the most famous 'Star Wars' scenes of all time, has passed away at 66. Even if you don't know his name, you'll surely know him as the Imperial Admiral whose "lack of faith" Darth Vader finds disturbing.

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Harrison Ford Flips Out After Audience Member Asks a ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Question

Harrison Ford was a guest on last night's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to promote his movie '42' and naturally the discussion came around to 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and the future of the franchise. Ford tried to stay mum and say he couldn't talk about anything 'Star Wars,' but when he agreed to some questions from the audience, things got heated and Ford walked off the set. Watch video of the incident below.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ – Harrison Ford Confirmed to Return as Han Solo!

'Star Wars: Episode 7' is still in the early stages of development with J.J. Abrams just joining the team a few weeks ago. So what was one of J.J.'s first orders of business after signing on to direct the next 'Star Wars' film? Today we get word that Harrison Ford will return as Han Solo in 'Star Wars: Episode 7.'

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Terence Stamp Bashes ‘Star Wars’ Director George Lucas, Calls Films Boring

Even during the best of times, George Lucas has never been known as an "actor's director." Watch some behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the original 'Star Wars' trilogy and you'll see the actors straining for a reaction or direction from the man. Spielberg he is not.

If you want verbal proof of Lucas' indifference (for lack of a better word) to the acting craft, 'Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace' star Terence Stamp ("Chancellor Valorum") is here to lay it out for you in no uncertain terms. George Lucas is boring.

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J.J. Abrams Officially Directing ‘Star Wars Episode 7′

There may have been some wiggle-room yesterday about the news that J.J. Abrams was set to direct 'Star Wars Episode 7,' but Disney and Lucasfilm have confirmed that your new 'Star Wars' director was your old 'Star Trek' director.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ – J.J. Abrams Will Direct!

The search for a 'Star Wars: Episode 7' director is over. J.J. Abrams - the man who once said he would only be interested in 'Star Wars' as a paying moviegoer - will direct the first film in the new trilogy.

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‘Star Wars’ News: White House Nixes Death Star Plans

For whatever reason, 'Star Wars' fans petitioned the White House wanting the United States to make a Death Star. That the country our the government has no interest in making one is no surprise. But the Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget Paul Shawcross responded to the petition in the nerdiest way possible.

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Petition to Build Death Star Gaining Steam

On the White House's website there is a "We The People" section, which allows citizens to "petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country." If any submitted petition gets 25,000 E-signatures, then the White House will review the proposal.

Our favorite of these petitions this month has to be from Colorado man “John D" who, as we reported last week, wants the government to secure resources and funding to begin the construction of a Death Star by 2016.

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