Big Money: Clinton's 9 Richest Celeb Fans Are Worth $15.7 Bil
September 26th, 2016 8:26 PM
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has garnered a vast Hollywood following. Of the top 50 wealthiest celebrities, at least nine have thrown their support behind Clinton, and are using their influence and money to promote her campaign.
NYT Writer’s ‘Star Wars’ Analogy: U.S. Is the Empire vs. Iraqi Rebels
July 3rd, 2016 7:32 PM
Writing in the Sunday Review section of The New York Times, U.S. military veteran Roy Scranton admitted that he’s come realize that his time in Iraq with his fellow servicemen and women had morphed him into “the faceless storm trooper” while “the scrappy rebels were the Iraqis.”
Star Wars Creator Lucas: Soviet Directors Had More Freedom Than I Had
January 4th, 2016 7:29 PM
According to filmmaker George Lucas, Russian directors at the height of the Cold War had more artistic freedom than he enjoyed when he was making movies in Hollywood. "I know a lot of Russian filmmakers and they have a lot more freedom than I have. All they have to do is be careful about criticizing the government. Otherwise, they can do anything they want," Lucas told PBS's…
Historian: Reagan, Lucas Gave America ‘Permission to Stop Growing Up’
December 24th, 2015 11:16 AM
By the late summer of 1977, Jimmy Carter had been president for only a few months, but if you knew which way the cultural and political winds were blowing, he seemed unlikely to win a second term. That’s because on May 25 of that year, Star Wars had opened, and its colossal success both foreshadowed and helped to revive a mindset that carried Ronald Reagan to the White House. That’s…
CBS's Mellody Hobson, Whose Husband George Lucas Is Worth $7 Billion
January 27th, 2014 12:35 PM
CBS analyst Mellody Hobson, whose husband George Lucas is worth $7.3 billion, appeared on This Morning to slam excessive salaries for corporate bosses. Discussing income inequality and Barack Obama's planned discussion at the State of the Union, Hobson lashed out, "If you look today, the typical CEO makes 354 times more than the typical worker in his or her company, mostly his…
The Media Circle: Liberal Filmmaker George Lucas to Marry Liberal ABC
January 8th, 2013 9:24 AM
Liberal ABC News contributor Mellody Hobson will marry liberal Hollywood mogul George Lucas, announced a spokesperson for Lucasfilm. Hobson, a financial contributor on Good Morning America, was a bundler for Barack Obama in 2012, putting together $131,200 for the Democrat.
The man behind Star Wars is even more left-wing, having previously compared Dick Cheney to the emperor in his films:…
Sheriff Joe Challenges George Lopez: 'Get Some Guts, Come Down Here an
July 16th, 2012 8:57 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, comedian George Lopez went on a vulgarity-laden rant against Arizona's tough anti-illegal immigration Sheriff Joe Arpaio on HBO Saturday.
On Sunday, during an interview with ABC's Phoenix affiliate, Arpaio challenged his attacker saying, "Get some guts, come down here and meet me face to face. Let's see how you act then" (video follows…
Yahoo! Blames 'Subversive' 'Star Wars' Prequel Trilogy on 'Dangerously
February 12th, 2012 9:41 AM
In the previous decade, liberals loved making parallels between Bush administration policies and the power-seeking villains in the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy.
With the 3D release of the first episode "The Phantom Menace," Yahoo! contributor Timothy Sexton took to his keyboard Friday to tell his readers, "[T]he original trilogy appealed directly to the simplistic…
George Lucas: Hollywood Wouldn't Back My Film About Tuskegee Airmen Du
January 11th, 2012 10:26 AM
Star Wars creator George Lucas said Monday that Hollywood studios refused to back his new film Red Tails - about World War II's Tuskegee Airmen - because the cast was all black.
This was told to a rather stunned Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's Daily Show (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
Star Wars Creator: Bush is Darth Vader, Cheney is the Emperor
April 20th, 2009 11:08 AM
It's been a question discussed by liberal bloggers for years, and the creator of "Star Wars" has finally settled it once and for all: Former Vice President Dick Cheney is Emperor Palpatine, and former President George W. Bush is Darth Vader.Phew...glad that's settled. So reports New York Times columnist -- as well as Bush/Cheney hater extraordinaire -- Maureen Dowd (h/t Big Hollywood):
Star Wars Creator Lucas: Raising Taxes Won't Help Economy
February 20th, 2009 11:39 AM
Updated below: Lucasfilm rep says Lucas backs Obama's economic policy, tax hikes on rich.Noting that "the cornerstone of American capitalism is that you can make as much money as you want when you work for a company," filmmaker George Lucas told CNSNews.com*, adding that he thinks salary caps for corporate executives should be decided by corporate boards of directors, not politicians:I…
Film Producer Lucas: Obama My 'Hero' for Offering 'Dreams and Hope
June 7th, 2008 9:27 PM