George Lucas Wants to Build an Inspiring Art Museum in San Francisco

Maggie Lange · 03/06/13 02:05PM

George Lucas wants to build an art museum in San Francisco. And not just any old museum either, but one that explores the idea of "cultural fantasy." While the museum will house rotating exhibits of fine art, he said it will also showcase digital design and animation used in Hollywood blockbusters.

Red Tails: Another War Story

Richard Lawson · 07/29/11 04:37PM

Here's a trailer for Red Tails, a George Lucas-produced action drama about the famous Tuskegee Airmen, the black fighter pilots who battled not only Nazis, but racism within the American military.

Leonardo DiCaprio Rings In New Year with Motley Celebrity Crew

Adrian Chen · 01/01/11 11:11AM

How did you celebrate New Year's Eve? Probably not with a supermodel in Mexico. Jenny McCarthy has a new boyfriend. Justin Bieber tries to win Selena Gomez's heart with diamonds. New Year's Day Gossip Roundup is surprisingly not hungover!

George Lucas Expands His Empire

Richard Lawson · 12/08/10 05:19PM

Star Wars mastermind George Lucas has purchased a property far, far away from his Bay Area compound. Well, not that far. It's near Santa Barbara. He paid a way-lower-than-listed $19.5 million for this oceanfront two-building property. Holy nerf-herders, that view!

French-Fried Star Wars

Daniel Barnum-Swett · 01/15/10 05:00PM

Star Wars: epic testament to American cinema, or French dance hit blowing up in all les discothèques? George Lucas' classic is Francophoned and funkified as C-3PO and Darth Vader dance battle for the fate of the greenscreen galaxy.

Alice in Wonderland Uses Its CGI Power for Good, Not Evil

Brian Moylan · 12/16/09 11:44AM

Though this two-minute trailer contains many of the same sequences as the first one, today's version is much cleaner and crisper. It also offers a little insight into the plot. It seems that Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is returning to Wonderland to find that the evil Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) has taken over and made everything as horrible as a death in the family during Saturday morning cartoons. Now, Alice teams up with Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter (really, did anyone think he wasn't going to kill this role?) to fight for the nice White Queen (Anne Hathaway in Glinda the Good Witch drag, if that's a compliment) and restore the kingdom.


cityfile · 11/23/09 10:06AM

Christy Turlington walking with son Finn and their two dogs in the Village ... Woody Allen and Soon-Yi strolling down Madison ... Jodie Foster walking to the gym in the West Village ... Alec Baldwin having brunch yesterday at Five Points with a mystery blonde ... Susan Boyle arriving at JFK ... Miranda Kerr going to lunch at Friend of a Farmer on Irving Place ... Gayle King leaving Jean Georges after having lunch ... Katie Holmes taking Suri to see The Lion King on Saturday ... Harvey Weinstein eating at Sarabeth's on Madison Avenue ... George Lucas walking down Madison Avenue with his girlfriend ... Hugh Jackman walking in the West Village with his wife and kids ... Jimmy Smits having dinner at Cafe con Leche on the UWS ... Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts riding bikes downtown ... Tyra Banks leaving MTV studios in Times Square ... Katharine McPhee crossing the street while talking on her phone ... and Jude Law walking in the East Village.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 05/14/09 06:38AM

Writer/director Sofia Coppola is 38 today. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is 25. David Byrne turns 57. Cate Blanchett is turning 40. George Lucas is officially a senior citizen: He's turning 65. Actress Amber Tamblyn is turning 26. Director Robert Zemeckis is 57. Actor Tim Roth is 48. ESPN's Suzy Kolber turns 45. Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille is turning 47. And Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block is hardly a kid anymore: He turns 40 today.

Seth Abramovitch · 10/20/08 02:15PM

"Follow That Tiny Speeder Bike!" We defy you to look at this adorable Star Wars tableau—achieved, much care is taken to point out, without the use of Photoshop, but rather with an actual Scout Trooper action figure riding bareback on an actual adorable chipmunk—without going, "Awww." Still, we'd caution not to look at the next photo in the series, in which the Trooper slices open the chipmunk's stomach and climbs inside to survive a bitter Hoth ice storm. [Great White Snark]

STV · 10/10/08 04:48PM

Rape Sells! South Park beat George Lucas at his own pervy game Wednesday with its already-infamous "Indy rape" episode — the show's highest-rated fall premiere in nine years. Paradoxically, this must mean Indiana Jones 5 will be green-lit within the hour — probably at the end of that crisis meeting rumored to be unfolding today at Paramount. Sadly, bitterly, the cycle continues. [The Live Feed]