Poor Jake Lloyd. In April, I posted that the Phantom Menace star was going to headline Celebration IV, a big Star Wars Convention in Los Angeles starting this Thursday. Not any more! Well, not headlining that is. Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher, has taken over the honor. And I'm sure I'm not the only one who is more intrigued by the event with her name on the roster. Lloyd's name isn't even mentioned in the special appearance highlights over at Deadline Hollywood Daily. He's really not getting an easy time as of late, is he? Hopefully we won't see him on Entertainment Tonight one of these days with an eating disorder or drug problem.

As for Ms. Fisher, she has been making quite a career out of guest spots. She's been a nun in both Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Charlie's Angels 3, and has recently lent her voice to Family Guy. This, of course, leaves her totally open to make fanboy and fangirl dreams come true. If you're looking to get face-to-face with Fisher, or even Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), both will be signing autographs and making stage appearances during the convention. It sounds like a pretty big event for the 30th Star Wars anniversary (the first was released on May 25, 1977). In the ultimate show of geek, the convention is kicking off with a 17-hour screening event -- Episode I through Episode VI -- which kicks off Wednesday, at 9 a.m. Those that are still lucid after seeing Anakin whine, Luke lust and Ewoks dance, will then see live entertainment, celebs from all the movies, presentations, props, exhibits, contests and just about anything else a fanatic could dream of. Well, except Fisher donning that famous outfit again. Methinks that's out of the question.
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