Brian Cochrane

Use the shuttle, Luke…

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Talk about getting mileage out of a promotion. Lucasfilm is sending the original Luke Skywalker light saber into space, as part of its ongoing 30th-anni celebration of "Star Wars."

'Real World' goes green

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"The Real World" meets ... "An Inconvenient Truth"? For the 20th-anni edition of MTV's housemates-and-hormones reality series ithe seven strangers will live in an eco-friendly house and start living…

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Retro ride

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Long before "Pimp My Ride," NBC's "Knight Rider" was the ultimate in tricked-out cars. Now, for just $150,000, the KITT car can be yours.

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Promo of the week

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The final "Star Wars" pic bowed in 2005 and George Lucas says he's still years away from a live-action TV series, but with 2007 marking the saga's 30th anniversary, the empire continues to strike up…

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The pundits' lament

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"Dreamgirls" finally has what it always coveted: underdog status. While the film landed eight Academy Award noms last week, the DreamWorks tuner was excluded from three big categories, best pic…

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Pole position

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It started as a joke and a riff on the commercialism of Christmas. But Festivus -- "the festival for the rest of us" featured in a 1997 episode of "Seinfeld" -- is catching on as a real holiday.

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