George Lucas And Mellody Hobson, the seven-year-long relationship between the legendary filmmaker, creator of Star Wars, and Irish Coffee-lover (I had one with him at the old Aqua Restaurant in San Francisco six years ago), and the businesswoman who is president of Chicago investment firm Ariel Investments has turned into an engagement.
First, congratulations! That means if he can do it at 68, there’s still time for this blogger!
Second, the announcement catapulted “George Lucas” into Twitter Top Trend status for a moment (he’s now replaced by Scott Pioli, the NFL GM who was fired from the Kansas City Chiefs a moment ago). But that’s enough to see what the Twitter buzz is saying.
“Star Wars” creator George Lucas is engaged: apne.ws/ZYGjve -CC
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 4, 2013
Soror Mellody Hobson Now Engaged To George Lucas: Congrats Soror! wp.me/p2dNno-j0
— Alpha Kappa Alpha (@sorority1908) January 4, 2013
Le cinéaste américain George Lucas va se marier: Le cinéaste américain George Lucas va se marier avec sa compa… bit.ly/Z3eoEv
— La Côte (@LaCoteJournal) January 4, 2013
THE FORCE IS WITH THEM: GEORGE LUCAS IS ENGAGED TO A CHICAGO BUSINESSWOMAN!! itsbychance.com/13/post/2013/0…
— It’s By Chance (@ItsByChance) January 4, 2013
Congratulations to George Lucas on his engagement to his girlfriend!!
— InterFACE(@interfacenetwk) January 4, 2013
— LJohnson (@oneblesseddivva) January 4, 2013
In this video with Star Wars Executive Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Lucas talks about retiring and passing the Star Wars torch on to a new generation:
And of course, there’s the stupid tweets about George Lucas being older and white and Mellody Hobson being younger and black, but I elected to not post those. My response: get over it! I mean who cares?