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‘Star Wars’ cinematographer Gilbert Taylor dies

Children look at Star Wars toys displayed during an exhibition at the Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris. AFP / FRED DUFOUR

The British Society of Cinematographers says “Star Wars” cinematographer Gilbert Taylor has died at age 99.

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Marriage, the sequel for ‘Star Wars’ creator Lucas

In this June 16, 2013 file photo, George Lucas, left, and longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson arrive at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Lucasfilm spokeswoman on Monday, June 24, 2013 confirmed the "Star Wars" creator married Hobson in a weekend ceremony at Skywalker Ranch north of San Francisco. AP FILE PHOTO

It’s marriage, Episode II for George Lucas.

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J.J. Abrams: Wildly exciting to direct new ‘Star Wars’

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CHRIS Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch in “Star Trek Into Darkness”

J.J. Abrams is doing what no man has done before— jump from directing “Star Trek Into Darkness” to “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Asked for his mindset going from one big project to an even grander film, one that has been raising a lot of expectations since it was announced, J.J. said in a recent interview, “Every project that I’ve been lucky to be involved in felt like an opportunity that was more exciting than it was intimidating.

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JJ Abrams to direct next ‘Star Wars’

In this Jan. 8, 2013 file photo, J.J. Abrams arrives at the Winter TCA Fox All-Star Party at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. According to multiple reports, Abrams is set to direct the next installment of “Star Wars,” which Disney has said will be “Episode 7” and due out in 2015. Disney bought “Star Wars” maker Lucasfilm last month for $4.06 billion. Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File

Another universe of sci-fi fans has been put in the hands of J.J. Abrams.

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‘Star Wars’ creator George Lucas engaged

In this May 14, 2010 photo, Filmmaker George Lucas, right, and Mellody Hobson arrive for the screening of "Wall Street Money Never Sleeps", at the 63rd international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. A spokeswoman for Lucasfilm said on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, the 68-year-old director is engaged to 43-year-old investment firm president Mellody Hobson. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

“Star Wars” creator George Lucas is engaged.

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Jedi do battle in Paris as museum hosts Star Wars toys

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Children look at Star Wars toys displayed during an exhibition at the Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris. AFP / FRED DUFOUR

The Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo… Chewbacca. Home to some of the greatest works of Western art, Paris is now playing host to an exhibit light-years away from the French capital’s traditional fare – hundreds of toys from the last 35 years of the Star Wars saga.

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Celebrities we love to ‘hate’

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SHOW BIZ fans and viewers have always had a “love-hate” relationship with the stars they’re supposed to admire. They do love many of them to bits most of the time, but there are instances when they subconsciously resent the fact that stars are more privileged, beautiful and otherwise “blessed” than they are.

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‘Star Wars’ designer McQuarrie dead at 82

Darth Vader. AFP FILE PHOTO

Ralph McQuarrie, the cinematic designer known for the famous “Star Wars” characters such as Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2, has died at age 82, his website announced Sunday.

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Star Wars saber-master dies at 89

In this September 2009 photo made available by Leon Hill, Bob Anderson attends the diamond jubilee celebrations of the British Academy of Fencing in Warwick, England. Anderson died early New Year's Day at an English hospital, it was announced Monday Jan. 2 2012. AP

Bob Anderson, Olympic swordsman and the man inside Darth Vader’s helmet during many iconic lightsaber battles in the Star Wars films, has died aged 89, the British Academy of Fencing said Monday.

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British designer wins battle of Star Wars helmet

A British prop designer on Wednesday struck back against the Star Wars empire, winning a court battle against US film company boss George Lucas over his right to sell replica Stormtrooper helmets.

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