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PHANTOM MENACE Star Jake Lloyd Says STAR WARS Made His Life a “Living Hell”

Jake Lloyd was only eight years old when STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE hit theaters. He should have had everything he ever dreamed of. Instead, his life was a nightmare…

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Darth Vader.

When you think of that name, two thoughts come to mind: 1) “the most feared, evil bad guy in the universe”…and 2) “that damn kid in EPISODE I was the worst actor ever!!”

Yeah, we were all thinking it…but what we probably weren’t realizing was how such pressure impacted the actor behind Anakin Skywalker.

Jake Lloyd was only eight years old when STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE hit theaters.  He should have had everything he ever dreamed of.  Instead, according to The Daily What, he was constantly shuffled around for interviews, and made fun of by everyone in his school:

“Other children were really mean to me…They would make the sound of the light saber every time they saw me. It was totally mad…My entire school life was really a living hell — and I had to do up to 60 interviews a day.”

Lloyd felt so much anger towards the franchise, that he destroyed all of his STAR WARS memorabilia, and vowed never to act again:

“I’ve learned to hate it when the cameras are pointed at me.”

In the end, Lloyd says that there would be no way he could have lived up to the public’s expectations, especially with what George Lucas put out there.  And there is no way he would want to go back and relive everything:
“When you have something like that there’s a lot of expectations for it to meet the standards of the public and I don’t think George did that…For me to go back and watch it now would be kind of creepy.”
So the next time you go back and watch PHANTOM MENACE, feel free to laugh and pick and destroy Jar Jar, but remember, there was an innocent kid in the middle of all of it. And for him, send a letter a day to George Lucas, simply saying “Dear George, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK was my favorite!  Love, a fan.”

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Amber Riley Performs Beautiful Tribute To Naya Rivera On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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RIP.

Whenever Amber Riley and Naya Rivera combined their insurmountable talents on the hit show Glee there was an almost tangible magic that left fans in awe of the powerhouse duo. Playing Mercedes Jones and Santana Lopez respectively, the two characters may not have always seen eye to eye but when they joined you knew you were in for a memorable performance. It is sad to think that we will never get another “River Deep, Mountain High” or “The Boy Is Mine” moment after Rivera’s passing last month but there is something special in knowing Riley will carry the torch for her fallen costar forever.

On Thursday night introduced by guest-host Lil Rel, Riley virtually appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!  to perform a new song from her EP entitled “A Moment” which was dedicated to Rivera. “Not too long ago we both lost a really amazing friend in a tragic accident and we both will miss her forever,” said Lil Rel. The performance is displayed in black and white and features Riley singing in front of a montage of photos of her former co-star. It is truly stunning.

Check out the tribute below.

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You Will Have Hearts In Your Eyes When You See Cardi B’s New Hair Do

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Wait till you see her WAP (Wonderfully Artistic Pigtails)

Cardi B has never shied away from a bold look and her latest hair do is proof of that.

The 27-year-old “WAP” singer…song of the year IMO…took to Instagram Tuesday night to show off her pink, heart-shaped pigtails and people are loving the look. In the short video Cardi asks fans if they would “go to the club with your hair like this” and I think we can all agree that this look would definitely turn heads at the clurb.

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The artistic hair do was crafted by Cardi’s long time longtime stylist Tokyo Stylez and took at least three hours to complete. Fans commented about how beautiful the unique hairstyle is but questioned how the rapper was going to sleep that night. Let’s hope those pigtails can be twisted off and be thrown on the nightstand.

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Check It Out, Joe Jonas Has Shocked His Fans With His New Look

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I’m a sucker for his new do.

It doesn’t matter if you are more of a “Nick” or a “Kevin” or a “Joe” when it comes to loving the Jonas Brothers. All that matters is that you all agree with me that Joe is obviously the most attractive of the three brothers and that’s just a fact. I’m sorry but I don’t make the rules.

The 31-year old stunned fans today earlier today when he debuted a shocking new look on his Instagram. Sporting a black t-shirt and those signature dark, furry-Murray eyebrows, Joe flashed his new platinum blond buzzcut. I know I might be in the minority here but I do love when these Hollywood hotties switch it up and do the blond thing. I loved it on Adam Levine. I loved it on Zac Efron. I even found myself oddly drawn to the OG platinum stud, James Michael Tyler aka Gunther from Friends.

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Perhaps the new do is a part of Joe’s daddy-makeover as he and his wife, Sophie Turner, recently welcomed their first child, Willa. A source told ET “Sophie and Joe have named their daughter Willa. The couple’s bond has gotten even stronger since the addition of their daughter. Although circumstances are different right now because of the [coronavirus] pandemic, Joe was there for the birth of his daughter. The couple is happy they now have time to spend at home with their daughter and get used to their new life together.”

Be still my heart.

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