10:43 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 09/12/2013 08:50AM
The universe's most famous Wookiee hopes to be up and roaring again soon.
Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, is recovering in a Texas hospital after having double knee-replacement surgery on Monday.
"We have made him bigger, stronger & faster; now if we can just get him out of bed! Taking it slow and steady," his family wrote Tuesday on his Twitter page, one of several updates they have given on his condition.
The British-born Mayhew, 69, who is 7'3" and now lives in Texas, has reportedly used a wheelchair for the past two years. He hopes the surgery will let him walk again.
Originally posted 08/12/2013 12:55PM
The filmmaker and wife Mellody Hobson welcomed daughter Everest via gestational surrogate on Friday
Originally posted 07/11/2013 06:00AM
It was a race to the finish!
Alyson Hannigan and her daughters Satyana, 4, and Keeva, 13 months, were dad Alexis Denisof's biggest cheerleaders as he participated in the Course of the Force relay race at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in Marin, Calif., on Tuesday.
Denisof, who was dressed in a self-made C-3P0 costume, "walked rigidly" (just like C-3P0!) in the last leg of the race.
"When Alexis rounded the corner, Alyson grabbed the kids and said 'Let's go watch daddy!'" an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "They cheered him on as he finished the relay with the lightsaber."
Originally posted 06/30/2013 10:05AM
After tying the knot on June 22, George Lucas and Mellody Hobson are still celebrating.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lucas and Hobson hosted friends and family at Chicago's Promontory Point – including Prince, Robin Williams, Mark Hamill, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Al Roker, Gayle King, Jesse Jackson and Ne-Yo.
Performing with a 22-piece band under a large tent, Prince provided the evening's entertainment for Hobson, a Chicago native, and Lucas.
Originally posted 06/25/2013 03:40PM
Something old, something new ... and definitely something blue!
George Lucas's gorgeous bride Mellody Hobson chose the hue for her flowers, and in their wedding photo, the newlyweds are beaming at each other above the bouquet's pop of color.
Their nuptials Saturday were a star-studded event with 200 guests including Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Harrison Ford, Calista Flockhart and Tyler Perry.
Originally posted 06/24/2013 09:30AM
May the Force of wedded bliss be with them.
Star Wars creator George Lucas received some earthly love from his Hollywood pals this weekend after tying the knot with fiancée Mellody Hobson on Saturday night, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Friends at the wedding – which took place in Marin County, Calif., where Lucas's Skywalker Ranch is located – also shared the happy news via Twitter.
"Let's give a Galactic shout out to Master George Lucas & his bride Melodie on this, their wedding day," Tweeted Samuel L. Jackson, while Ron Howard Tweeted that their ceremony "was a joy to behold."
Originally posted 01/03/2013 07:35PM
George Lucas is following the Force – right down the aisle.
The Star Wars director, 68, is engaged to DreamWorks animation chairman Mellody Hobson, a rep for Lucasfilm confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.
Hobson, 43, has been dating Lucas since 2006. This will be her first marriage and Lucas's second; he previously was married to film editor Marcia Lou Griffin. The exes adopted a daughter Amanda before their 1983 divorce. Lucas went on to adopt two more children.
Originally posted 05/04/2010 12:00PM
They started as friends in 2007, began dating in 2008 and on Saturday, May 1, they made it official.
Actor-producer Seth Green, 36, and actress Clare Grant, 30, were married in a private vineyard in Northern California. "We can't believe we found each other," the couple said in a statement. "We've never been happier!"
Grant wore a tiered Oscar de la Renta gown, and Green donned a custom-made suit from Dennis Kim, a source tells PEOPLE. Tarina Tarantino, the designer at whose Sephora launch party the couple were spotted in February, designed the bridal headpiece and the groom's cufflinks. Barry Jay Jewelers designed the bride's wedding and engagement rings.
Adding to the intimacy of the ceremony, Craig Brewer, who cast Grant in the lead of his MTV series $5 Cover, officiated at the wedding.
Originally posted 10/04/2007 01:00PM
The Los Angeles County sherriff's department has arrested a man for selling stolen goods from Steven Spielberg's production office.
Originally posted 05/16/2005 09:00AM
WON: The syndicated TV show Martha Stewart Living has been off the air since last year, when its star went to prison, but on Saturday the program won its sixth Emmy, for best service show, at a pre-show for the 32nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The main awards ceremony will air live on CBS this Friday. Over the weekend, ABC's All My Children and PBS's Reading Rainbow took four statuettes apiece, while three each went to CBS's As the World Turns, the syndicated The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and PBS's Sesame Street. As for Stewart, 64, she is restructuring her show for a fall launch, working with Survivor and Apprentice producer Mark Burnett. She will also do her own version of The Apprentice.
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