Tag: Star Wars

Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of ‘purpose’ as he receives Honorary Degree

BY BARBARA ORTUTAY NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to Harvard, where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it’s up to them to bring purpose to the world, fight inequality and strengthen the global community. “Change starts local. Even global changes start small – with people like us,” the Facebook CEO said. He shared stories about graduates such as David Razu Aznar, a former city leader who led the effort to legalize gay marriage in Mexico City, and Agnes Igoye, who grew up in conflict zones in Uganda and now trains law enforcement officers....

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Gold Darth Vader masks for sale, only $1.4 million

BY EMILY WANG TOKYO (AP) — “Star Wars” fans with deep pockets might consider it a golden opportunity. A Tokyo jewelry store is offering life-size Darth Vader masks made of 24-karat gold at a hefty price of 154 million yen ($1.4 million) to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of the first “Star Wars” movie. The creation measures 26.5 centimeters (10.4 inches) wide and 30 centimeters (11.8 inches) high. The Ginza Tanaka store says the masks are not designed for wearing – at about 15 kilograms (33 pounds), they would be too heavy, and they have no opening...

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Disney sets May 2019 release date for new ‘Star Wars’ film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars: Episode IX” is coming to theaters on May 24, 2019. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced the summer date for the Colin Trevorrow-directed “Star Wars,” as well as release dates for “Indiana Jones” and the live-action “Lion King.” The fifth “Indiana Jones” film is set to arrive in theaters on July 10, 2020, with Steven Spielberg returning as director along with star Harrison Ford. Director Jon Favreau’s live-action “Lion King” is expected debut on July 19,...

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Harrison Ford visit, Fisher tribute launch Star Wars event

BY LINDSEY BAHR How do you celebrate 40 years of “Star Wars” in 90 minutes? With a surprise Harrison Ford appearance, a touching Carrie Fisher tribute, a John Williams performance and a fair amount of jokes about George Lucas’s dialogue, of course. Attendees at Star Wars Celebration were treated to that and more Thursday in Orlando, Florida, at the kick-off of the four-day fan event marking the anniversary of Lucas’ space saga. A jam-packed panel also featured appearances by Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Hayden Christensen, as well as video...

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Public memorial service to honor Fisher and Reynolds

BY ANTHONY MCCARTNEY LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars and fans will gather Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher nearly three months after their deaths. The ceremony honoring the lives of the mother-daughter duo will be held at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, the storied cemetery that is their final resting place. People will be granted attendance at the event on a first-come, first-served basis, and it will be live-streamed on www.debbiereynolds.com beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific. The ceremony is slated to feature music by James Blunt and “Star Wars” composer John Williams and...

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