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October, 2019

A great disturbance: Ewan McGregor was sick of having to lie about returning as Obi-Wan

On Thursday’s episode of Conan, Ewan McGregor spoke about his upcoming return to the Star Wars universe as Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi. Fans had been hoping to see McGregor wield a lightsaber once more for a long time, so the announcement of a new live-action Star Wars series was big news.

“It’s exciting ’cause I can finally say that I’m doing it,” said a relieved McGregor. The actor had been sworn to secrecy, meaning he basically had to lie when asked about a potential return to the Star Wars franchise. And he was asked a lot.

“We’ve been talking about it for a long time, but it started looking like I was sort of trying to tout for the job! Like I was trying to get the job as Obi-Wan again, at Disney’s door saying, ‘Hello, sir? I’m available!'” Read more…

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Watch Gaten Matarazzo and Jimmy Fallon hilariously butcher ‘The Never-Ending Story’

Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo appeared on Thursday night’s episode of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon to talk trick-or-treating, his last year of school, and where he hopes Dustin will end up in the fourth season of Stranger Things.

Matarazzo claimed to be in the dark about the popular Netflix series’ next season, telling Fallon, “I have no idea what any of [the teaser] means. No, genuinely, I do not. I want to know.” 

But if it were up to him, he’d give his character Dustin a break from the constant horrors of The Upside Down. 

“I want Dustin to be completely out of the loop… for like the whole season,” said Matarazzo. “Maybe that just means that Dustin’s in Florida and, like, every 20 minutes it just cuts to him on Space Mountain.” Read more…

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Seth Meyers pokes fun at Republican panic around the impeachment inquiry

On Thursday’s episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host examined the US House of Representatives’ vote to endorse the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump – a vote that many Republicans had insisted would not pass.

In fact, White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox News claiming “[The Democrats] don’t have the votes” — a clip Meyers juxtaposed deliciously with various news bulletins announcing the vote had passed.

“What? We can’t trust Kellyanne Conway?” joked Meyers. “I guess up is up and down is down.”

Meyers also touched on the possibility that Trump’s ex-national security adviser John Bolton will be called to testify, which will be interesting considering their less than amicable split. Read more…

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