So you obviously heard about George Lucas selling the next three ‘Star Wars’ movies (plus some other marketing stuff) to Disney for a cool $4.5 billion dollars, right? If not, well, he did, and the *latest* story now is that he’s donating all of the money he received to education. Yes, to charity, more or less. Not to his grandchildren, and not to some obscure ‘Star Wars’ foundation or whatever. A spokesperson for Lucasfilm says:
“George Lucas has expressed his intention, in the event the deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavors.”
George himself also said yesterday:
“For 41 years, the majority of my time and money has been put into the company. As I start a new chapter in my life, it is gratifying that I have the opportunity to devote more time and resources to philanthropy.”
I guess for all you folks out there who say that George Lucas did what he did with Episodes I, II, and III sold out and did it for the money, well. I think that George has a little bit more in his head and his heart than lining his pocket. You know. Obviously.
Oh hey! Here’s an idea! Maybe Lindsay Lohan could follow suit and donate all of her hard-earned ‘Liz & Dick’ money (you know, all $300k of it) to the Meth Dealers of America, because Lord knows that they’re probably hurting with Michael Lohan, Master Interventionalist at large.
The wheels are always turning, here, guys. The hamster might be asleep occasionally, but the wheel goes on.