LONDON (AP) — Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. He was...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The residential hall at Princeton that was named for Woodrow Wilson will be rebuilt and named for a Black woman who is an alumna of the school and a donor.
The technology that animated movies like “Toy Story” and enabled a variety of special effects is the focus of this year’s Turing Award, the technology industry’s version of the Nobel...
Not much has caused a disturbance in the “Star Wars” galaxy quite like Rian Johnson’s “The Last Jedi,” an erratic but electric movie that, regardless of how you felt about it, was something worth...
NEW YORK (AP) — Sid Haig, the bearded character actor best known as Captain Spaulding in the "House of 1000 Corpses" trilogy, has died.
PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A Catholic school in an Omaha suburb will station armed off-duty officers to protect students during school-day Masses.
CHICAGO (AP) — The photo archive of Ebony Magazine that chronicles African American life is to go on the auction block in July if a Chicago bankruptcy court approves.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — From animatronic aliens to droidprints in the ground, Disneyland's latest addition immerses visitors in a brand new locale in the "Star Wars" universe.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Free tickets are now available for the Nebraska Science Festival event next month featuring robotics expert Grant Imahara.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge gave the green light Tuesday to a parks-advocacy group's lawsuit that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama's $500 million...
BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France (AP) — Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must.
It's now easier than ever in France to act out "Star Wars" fantasies, because its fencing federation has borrowed from a galaxy far, far away and officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport, granting the iconic weapon from George Lucas' saga the same status as the foil, epee and sabre, the traditional blades used at the Olympics.
CHICAGO (AP) — Odds may still favor the eventual construction of former President Barack Obama's $500 million museum and library in a public park along Chicago's lakeshore, but it's no longer a sure thing in the face of a formidable legal challenge by a parks advocacy group.
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha released a list Friday of 38 priests and other clergy members who have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct, a move prompted by a request from the state's top prosecutor.
The archdiocese said 24 of the priests were under its control when the allegations surfaced but that all of the men have since died or been removed from the clergy. At least two men on the list where convicted and served prison sentences for molesting children.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Hollywood writer and director has announced the death of his wife and longtime collaborator, Gloria Katz, who co-wrote "American Graffiti" and helped give Princess Leia her power in "Star Wars." She was 76.
Willard Huyck told the Hollywood Reporter that Katz died on Sunday, their 49th wedding anniversary, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after battling ovarian cancer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Catmull, the president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios since 2006, is retiring next year. The Walt Disney Company says Tuesday that the 73-year-old Pixar co-founder will remain in an advisory role through July 2019.
Robert Iger, Disney's chairman and CEO, said in a statement that Catmull's impact on the entertainment industry is immeasurable.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha intends to cooperate with the Nebraska attorney general's request to review its investigative records.
Archbishop George Lucas received Attorney General Doug Peterson's request Tuesday for records that go back to Jan. 1, 1978. The archdiocese talking to Peterson's office about further defining the scope of Peterson's request.
Lucas said in a Wednesday news release that he welcomes accountability and said, "The truth is good for everyone."
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — He used to project "Star Wars" onto a prison wall. Now, he is a George Lucas scholar at the University of Southern California.
"It's a twist I didn't expect," Vermont-native Jeremy Lee MacKenzie said.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The archbishop of Omaha has recommended a new sex education curriculum for Catholic schools that opposes homosexuality and same-sex marriage.
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts museum that won a legal battle over its plan to sell dozens of works of art has sold a Norman Rockwell masterpiece to a Los Angeles museum founded by "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, officials said Wednesday.
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art would not say how much it paid for Rockwell's "Shuffleton's Barbershop," the piece at the center of a legal fight over the Berkshire Museum's planned art sale.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the sale of a Massachusetts' museum's artwork, including pieces by Norman Rockwell (all times local):
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles says it has bought Norman Rockwell's "Shuffleton's Barbershop" from a cash-strapped Massachusetts museum.
The museum founded by "Star Wars" creator George Lucas said Wednesday that it has acquired the piece from the Berkshire Museum.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the groundbreaking in Los Angeles of George Lucas' Museum of Narrative Art (all times local):
Wielding a silver shovel rather than a lightsaber, "Star Wars" creator George Lucas has broken ground on a $1.5 billion Los Angeles museum he says will be dedicated to the art of visual storytelling.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Ogden Stiers, a prolific actor best known for playing a surgeon on the "M.A.S.H." television series, has died. He was 75.
The actor's agent Mitchell Stubbs confirmed Saturday night in an email that Stiers died after battling bladder cancer.
No additional details were provided, but Stubbs' agency tweeted that Stiers died at his home in Newport, Oregon, on Saturday.
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — American artist Norman Rockwell spent much of his career dismissed by the serious art world as a creator of cliched, sentimental images used on the covers of magazines. That has all changed in the last few decades.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. announced Thursday that Rian Johnson will craft a new trilogy for the "Star Wars" universe, greatly expanding the director's command over the ever-expanding space saga created by George Lucas.
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Goosebumps" creator R.L. Stine got a surprise during his first trip to San Diego Comic-Con: The 73-year-old author received the organization's Inkpot Award, which recognizes contributions to the worlds of comics, fantasy and sci-fi. Past recipients include Steven Spielberg, Neil Gaiman and George Lucas.
"Everyone's being too nice to me," Stine said. "I'm not used to it. I don't get that at home."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The annual July Fourth concert near the U.S. Capitol will include an appearance by two droids who fought for independence in a galaxy far, far away.
The two "Star Wars" characters will be on stage Tuesday evening while the National Symphony Orchestra plays John Williams' music from the beloved sci-fi movie. The performance will celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Star Wars," which was released in 1977.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Force was with George Lucas on Tuesday as the Los Angeles City Council moved with lightsaber speed to clear the way for a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art the "Star Wars" creator plans to build down the road from his alma mater.
After hearing from Lucas himself, the council voted 14-0 to approve an environmental impact report and other requirements for the museum's construction adjacent to the University of Southern California.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Archdiocese is considering a plan that would consolidate nine rural Roman Catholic parishes with larger parishes.
The Omaha World-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2rywNmr ) that the plan unveiled publicly Thursday awaits member feedback until fall, when Archbishop George Lucas will make a final decision.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "King Kong" made his cinematic debut there in 1933.There was a yellow "brick" carpet when the "Wizard of Oz" premiered in 1939. George Lucas brought R2-D2 and C-3PO along for the premiere of "Star Wars" in 1977, and the two droids left their marks in the cement out front.
CHICAGO (AP) — Tax documents show the foundation that'll construct and oversee the Obama Presidential Center received around $13 million in contributions last year.
May 14: Movie director-producer George Lucas is 73. Actress Meg Foster ("Cagney and Lacey") is 69. Director Robert Zemeckis is 66. Musician David Byrne (Talking Heads) is 65. Actor Tim Roth is 56. Guitarist C.C. DeVille of Poison is 55. Singer Ian Astbury of The Cult is 55. Musician Fabrice Morvan of Milli Vanilli is 51. Bassist Mike Inez of Alice In Chains is 51. Actress Cate Blanchett is 48. Singer Danny Wood of New Kids On The Block is 48. Director Sofia Coppola ("Lost In Translation") is 46. Actor Gabriel Mann ("Revenge") is 45. Singer Natalie Appleton of All Saints is 44. Singer Shanice is 44. Actress Carla Jimenez ("Growing Up Fisher") is 43. Guitarist Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys is 39. Singer Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show is 39. Singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys is 38. Bassist Mike Retondo of Plain White T's is 36. Actress Amber Tamblyn ("Two and a Half Men," ''Joan of Arcadia") is 34. Actress Miranda Cosgrove ("iCarly") is 24.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diane Keaton will receive the American Film Institute's highest honor next month.
AFI announced Friday that Keaton will accept its 45th Life Achievement Award during a gala tribute in Los Angeles on June 8.
The starry dinner ceremony will air as a special on TNT later in June.