jj abrams leakThe drip, drip, drip of "Star Wars" news is even starting to bug J. J. Abrams, who took to Twitter earlier this morning with a simple, almost plaintive message written on a slip of paper, balanced delicately on a Holochess board, which famously appeared aboard the Millennium Falcon in the original "Star Wars" trilogy:

"I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII. And making ridiculous claim that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie."
Abrams is referring, of course, to the massive TMZ leaks Monday and Tuesday that included a mysterious piggy creature and set pieces that some are guessing will become the Millennium Falcon. We imagine that whomever has been tipping off TMZ is probably regretting their decision as they sit in a small, grungy basement, tied to a chair and sweating under one fluorescent bulb, awaiting their fate at the hands of Bad Robot thugs. Or, more cynically, they're enjoying some cold, hard cash from Disney for being the fall guy or gal who can be blamed for "leaking" photos to a desperate fan base.

Will TMZ drop more photos this week? Will Abrams et al start dropping more deets to try and get one step ahead of the sneaks? Is it inevitable that leaks would happen, or is it a big ploy to keep us interested?

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