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Cute Pug Dressed as a Wampa From ‘Star Wars’ Strikes Back

We were first introduced to Chubbs, the adorable pug dressed up in a Wampa costume, in an adorable viral video. But now his owner, an obvious 'Star Wars' fan, has made Chubbs' first fan-made video debut by re-enacting the famous scene from 'The Empire Strikes Back' where Luke Skywalker encounters the snow monster on the planet of Hoth.

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8 Actors Who Almost Played Famous Roles

For the most part, iconic movie characters become indistinguishable from the actors who played them on the big screen. But what if the actors who were originally approached to play the roles had said “yes” instead of “no?” With Jennifer Hudson’s revelation in her new book that she turned down the title role in ‘Precious’ that put Gabourey Sidibe on the map, it’s a good time to take a look at some other actors who changed the faces of movie icons.

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10 Commercials Starring Darth Vader
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10 Funny Commercials Starring Corporate Shill Darth Vader

Darth Vader may be an evil galactic overlord, but that doesn't mean he's above being a corporate shill for Madison Avenue. Hey, times are tough these days, even for a Sith Lord.

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What Do You Get By Mixing the ‘Star Wars’ Cantina and the ‘Cheers’ Bar?

... Only the coolest hang out place ever.

By mashing up the title song and sequence from 'Cheer's' with images from the Cantina bar in 'Star Wars', suddenly the notorious "hive of scum and villainy" doesn't seem so bad at all.

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Watch a Supercut of ‘Star Wars’ Characters Saying ‘the Force’ Again and Again

Here's a supercut showing every instance of characters uttering the words "the Force" in the six 'Star Wars' films. 

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Could We Actually Build a ‘Star Wars’ Death Star?

Let's say the little green man arrive and they aren't very friendly. We could just use some of that good old human ingenuity and build a Death Star from 'Star Wars' to zap their home planet, right?

Well, it doesn't seem likely. The folks at Centives.net net did some calculations, based on how other pieces of heavy weaponry are made, and determined 1.08x1015 tons of steel are needed to assemble a Death Star. And yes, that means 1 with fifteen zeros after it.

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10 Actors You Probably Forgot Were Nominated for Oscars

For every role that can be considered "Oscar bait," there are the roles that are completely out of the norm for the Academy Awards.  The actors on our list all gave performances that have transcended Oscars and are more well-known for their contributions to pop culture.

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Jedi Turtles Go Head to Head in Lightsaber Duel

The force is strong in these two lightsaber wielding turtles. Who will win out in this display of the Jedi arts?

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Adorable Baby Gets His Geek On With R2-D2 [VIDEO]

When it comes to babies, Star Wars robot R2-D2 speaks their language. You can "dada" and "mama" your infant all day long, but R2 knows what they really want to talk about is "blurpl zip."

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Hilarious ‘Star Wars’ Parody ‘Bye Bye Jar Jar’ Kills Off Most Hated Character

'Star Wars: Episode 1-The Phantom Menace' is considered by many fans of the epic series to be the worst installment, largely because of one extremely annoying character named Jar Jar Binks. With the coming re-release of TPM in 3D, PistolShrimps, felt inspired to create a humorous alternate ending appropriately named 'Bye Bye Jar Jar,' blessing audiences with the not-so-unfortunate demise of this much hated character.

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Lightsaber Assaulter Gets Jail Time and a Much Needed Mental Evaluation

A man from Portland, Oregon who went on a tear in a toy store with a lightsaber has been sentenced. And it's not to be slowly digested in the stomach pit of a Sarlacc for the next thousand years.

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‘The Dog Strikes Back’ in Volkswagen’s Extended Super Bowl 2012 Commercial [VIDEO]

In the extended version of this year's highly anticipated Volkswagen Super Bowl ad, a chubby dog named Bolt puts himself on a weight loss plan so he can catch a 2012 VW Beetle. And Darth Vader himself appears in a reference to VW's awesome "Vader Kid" commercial from last year.

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Same Sex Couples In New ‘Star Wars’ Video Game Inspires Backlash

As awesome as it is, some folks have a tendency to take the 'Star Wars' universe a bit too seriously. Count Tony Perkins among those who has trouble separating his fantasy from his reality after he railed against software manufacture Bioware's plans to allow gay relationships in their massive multi-player online game 'Star Wars: The Old Republic.'

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Volkswagen Turns to ‘The Bark Side’ for New Super Bowl 2012 Commercial [VIDEO]

In 2011, a Volkswagen commercial staring a pint-sized Darth Vader who thinks he's mastered the force was the undisputed champion of the ad portion of Super Bowl Sunday.

And if you think that formula of cute kids and 'Star Wars' is unbeatable, just check out what VW is planning for 2012. Yep, they're adding dogs to the equation.

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Life-Sized ‘Star Wars’ Stormtrooper Cake Is the Dessert You’re Looking For [PHOTOS]

 

The folks at Amanda Oakleaf Cakes are calling this life-sized Stormtrooper confection, "perhaps the greatest sculpted cake ever created."

And we really can't disagree.

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