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In a 'Surreal' War, a 'Calming' Familiar Voice

'Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill lends his baritone to 'Air Alert' app to warn of incoming Russian attacks

(Newser) - "Attention. Air raid alert," the voice says with a Jedi Knight's gravitas. "Proceed to the nearest shelter." It's a surreal moment in an already surreal war: the grave but calming baritone of actor Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker of Star Wars, urging people to take...

Mark Hamill Says He's Helped Send 500 Drones to Ukraine

He's helping Zelensky in fight against 'evil empire'

(Newser) - Mark Hamill of Star Wars fame has been helping raise funds to help Ukraine in its fight against what he calls the "evil empire." Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, has become Mark Dronebuyer: In an interview with Joe Mathieu on Bloomberg Radio Thursday, he said the Army of...

Ivanka Tweeted About Star Wars. Luke Skywalker Responded

Mark Hamill doesn't appear to be a Trump fan

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump tweeted a photo Saturday night of herself and husband Jared Kushner dressed to the nines, along with their three kids gathered around them—with the youngest decked out in a Star Wars Stormtrooper costume. "The Force is strong in my family," Trump captioned her photo. A...

Star Wars' 'Gentlest of Giants,' Peter Mayhew, Dies at 74

Actor played Chewbacca in original trilogy

(Newser) - Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died at 74, Variety reports. His family announced Mayhew's death at his home in north Texas on Twitter . "He was the gentlest of giants," co-star Mark Hamill tweeted , saying Mayhew "never failed...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Thanks Mark Hamill After NBC Pick-Up

The Star Wars actor was among many celebs who showed support for the nixed series

(Newser) - Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews has a lot to be thankful for now that his show has been rescued by NBC after Fox nixed the beloved series last week. Crews seemed especially grateful to several actors who voiced their support for the show along with its many fans. On...

Mark Hamill Burns Ted Cruz in Net Neutrality Debate

'Maybe you're just distracted from watching porn at the office'

(Newser) - The Force was not with Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday when he tried to use Star Wars references to win an argument on net neutrality—with Luke Skywalker. BuzzFeed reports that it began Saturday when Mark Hamill tweeted a picture of FCC chair Ajit Pai wielding a lightsaber in a...

The Last Jedi Is the Best Star Wars Flick Since Empire
The Last Jedi Is
the Best Star Wars
Flick Since Empire

The Last Jedi Is the Best Star Wars Flick Since Empire

One critic calls it 'simply stupendous'

(Newser) - What is arguably the most anticipated film of the year has arrived in force. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the first in the series from writer-director Rian Johnson, is sure to kill at the box office regardless of reviews. But Disney will be happy, anyway. Critics say The Last Jedi,...

8 Stars Who Voiced Video Game Characters

If you thought that character sounded familiar, you were probably right

(Newser) - "That voice sounds familiar..." If you've ever found yourself saying that while playing a video game, well, check out ETOnline 's list of 19 celebrities who've lent their voices to game characters. A sampling:
  • Emma Stone: Amanda Cartwright in Sleeping Dogs.
  • Kristen Bell: Lucy in

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