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George Lucas back on Forbes’ Celebrity 100

George at CannesIt’s time for Forbes to break out this year’s Celebrity 100 list… And this year, George Lucas comes in at #46. He wasn’t on 2007’s list, but he was #15 in 2006 and #4 in 2005.

Other ranking geek idols include J.K. Rowling (#9,) Steven Spielberg (#13,) Stephen King (#34,) Keira Knightley (#47,) Daniel Radcliffe (#64,) Cate Blanchett (#77) and Tina Fey (#99.)

Indiana Jones in the new Entertainment Weekly

IMAGE: Indy in Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly is coming out with its Summer Movie Preview this week, and it’s not too big of a surprise that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull made the cover. And they also sat down with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg to talk about Indy, Cate Blanchett’s overwhelming awesomeness, filmmaking, and all the other stuff you expect them to address, like Will Ferrell and Steve Carrell.

And thankfully, after an interview or two full of doom and gloom, George has found his sense of humor again. Phew.

Indy IV rated most anticipated movie and more…

A little round-up from the land of the bullwhip and fedora:

  • Movietickets.com reports that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the most anticipated film to come out in the next twelve months. It tops the list for both men and women. Read more on cnn.com

  • StarWars.com continues their tour of the Young Indiana Jones Volume 1 DVD set: Disc 5 contains 7 documentaries connecting to the episode, Perils of Cupid about Puccini, Freud and the Balkan Powder Keg. Disc 6 contains the episode, Travels with Father, where young Indy meets up with Leo Tolstoy in Russia and Nikos Kazantzakis in Greece, with extras on Russian writers and Greek philosophy. Also, an interview with Lloyd Owen, who portrayed Henry Jones, Sr. (before he grew into Sean Connery)
  • Someone’s got an Indiana Jones-inspired home theater system? Instead of an ark, the TV’s in the Well of Souls! Cables? I hate cables!
  • MTV.com interviews Cate Blanchett on her upcoming movies, including Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which apparently is just a big bar of chocolate. But is it dark chocolate?
  • Slashfilm.com get a chance to talk to Steven Spielberg on the Indy IV set.

Star Wars: It gets around

Silly Brits picked the Lord of the Rings trilogy over classic Star Wars in an Amazon.co.uk poll. Hometown advantage? The prequel trilogy rang in at #6 on the best list (beating Spider-Man) and #5 on the worst.

Get in the car, ET! Google Maps Street View caught you on film! Or at least get rid of the lightsaber, dude. Your friends should get on that GPS thing by now.


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Movie News: V for Vendetta, Undead Trek, Spielberg

It’s just been one thing after another for V for Vendetta: Now the release date has been moved back a second time to March. By the time this movie comes out, Natalie Portman may actually have hair.

Star Trek may not be actually dead. Again: Stake. Heart. Plunge. Rinse with holy water. Repeat.

Steve Spielberg’s next project is When Worlds Collide, which sounds like an Armageddon retread. Spielberg being Spielberg, it should turn out okay if Ben Affleck and Aerosmith are kept far, far away.

Jessica Alba is not Jeannie. (As in I Dream of.) Instead, she’s starring in a movie called The Wake with Sigourney Weaver and Hayden Chistensen. Classic TV fans breathe a sign of relief… I mean, do we really need a remake of I Dream of Jeannie in this day and age? Did Nicole Kidman’s Bewitched teach us nothing?