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Free Beer & Hot Wings Flashback: Producer Joe’s Jedi Training [Video]

On "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" on Friday, we were talking about the progression of Producer Joe's stunts over the years.

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Talks About Everything

It's almost impossible to stay on topic when interviewing 'Weird Al'. He's a walking encyclopedia of popular culture knowledge and every answer leaves multiple alleyways to explore. Ahead, the topics covered include 'Star Wars,' 'UHF,' Charlie Kaufman, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Springsteen, 'The LEGO' Movie, his is favorite movie of all-time, Joe Piscopo, 'The Naked Gun,' 'Rocky' and a host of other topics that don't have much to do with one another.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Recruits Two New Cast Members; Production Delay Confirmed

Looks like 'Star Wars: Episode 7' isn't quite done with casting just yet. Disney has just announced that two new faces will join the cast of J.J. Abrams' upcoming film following a major casting call, and that production will take a brief hiatus in August due to Harrison Ford's injury, giving the newbies plenty of time to get acquainted with their fellow cast members.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Adds Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong’o and ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Gwendoline Christie

Remember how, back when 'Star Wars: Episode 7' announced its primary cast members, one of the primary complaints was how few female roles there were. We soon learned that casting wasn't technically over yet, and now all the haters can eat their words as Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and 'Game of Thrones' favorite Gwendoline Christie have been added to the cast.

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One Man Street Band Plays Star Wars Theme Song!

I've never seen a street performer do something like this, and I would totally give them money if I did!  Swedish street performer Anders Flanderz rocks this one mand band version of the Star Wars theme!  Geek out with this guy and Star Wars!

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Games To Try Before You Die: Super Star Wars (SNES)

Star Wars is one of the biggest phenomenons of all time. I fell for it at a very young age and have loved the movies dearly my entire life, as I am sure much of you have. There were toys, posters, t-shirts, etc. Pretty much everything was touched with the Star Wars bug, including video games! However, they didn't get really good until the SNES era.

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‘Star Wars’ Spoof Sends Ben Folds, Liz Phair and ‘Weird Al’ to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

What’s better than Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes with their bulbous heads and giant bug eyes rockin’ out to our favorite 'Star Wars' jam in the Mos Eisley Cantina?

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Announces Cast, Original Stars Confirmed to Return

'Star Wars: Episode 7' has finally announced its cast after a long process that has spanned months of speculation and rumors. The stars of the original trilogy - Mark Hamill, Harrison FordCarrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker - have finally been confirmed, and they'll be joined by newcomers to the franchise Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Max von Sydow, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Is Already Filming, Casting Almost Done

Although it was recently revealed that 'Star Wars: Episode 7' would begin filming in Morocco this month, Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn has dropped a bit of a surprise on all of us: the film is already shooting. But the even more surprising revelation is that most of the casting is already complete. Say what? 

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Will Take Place 30 Years After ‘Return of the Jedi’; Will Follow a Trio of New Characters

'Star Wars: Episode 7' hasn't been very forthcoming when it comes to details. We sorta knew what was happening, but then J.J. Abrams completely scrapped the existing script by Michael Arndt to start fresh with Lawrence Kasdan ('The Empire Strikes Back'), calling into question everything we thought we knew. But, now we actually have some confirmed story facts for the upcoming sequel. 'Star Wars: Episode 7' will take place 30 years after the events of 'Return of the Jedi' and will follow a trio of young characters.

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"Star Wars: In Concert" At The Orleans Arena In Las Vegas
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If the Winter Olympics Were Held During the Battle of Hoth from ‘Star Wars’ [Video]

What's better than watching Star Wars?  Watching The Empire Strikes Back, of course!  But what's better than that?  Star Wars taking over pretty much everything that happens in the world!

Here's a good example.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ May Cast ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Jesse Plemons

It's been a while since we've heard any rumblings about 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' likely because the film went/is still going through a page one rewrite, but if the film is going to make its December 18, 2015 release date, we're going to start hearing about who's getting cast shortly. The latest word is that 'Breaking Bad' star Jesse Plemons is being courted for a role.

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