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‘Black Panther 2’ Will Start Filming in July 2021, Adds ‘Narco: Mexico’ Actor to Cast

In the wake of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman‘s surprising and tragic death, we assumed that Marvel Studios and director Ryan Coogler would put the planned Black Panther 2 on the back burner while they grieved and figured out the best way to move forward with the sequel to the billion dollar hit. But apparently they’ve already figured things out – or at least to such a degree that a production start date has already been set. A new report says that Black Panther 2 will begin filming in Jul...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Mexico, Atlanta, Carrie Fisher, Netflix, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Ryan Coogler, Marvel Studios, Leia, Cary Fukunaga, Chadwick Boseman, Skywalker, Huerta, Challa

‘Lego Star Wars Holiday Special’ Is a Light-Hearted Life Day Romp Through Galaxy’s Greatest Hits: TV Review

It’s hard to discern which of George Lucas’ “Star Wars” creations is the most mocked, the prequel trilogy, or the infamous holiday special. That much ridiculed 1978 affair featured arguably career-worst performances from lead actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, and was set on the wooded Wookiee planet of Kashyyk where Chewbacca and […]
Tags: Reviews, Carrie Fisher, George Lucas, Mark Hamill Harrison Ford, Disney Plus, The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, Kashyyk

How we made: Take My Breath Away, the Top Gun theme tune by Berlin

Giorgio Moroder: ‘The lyrics were written by a guy who came to fix my Ferrari. It won me my third Oscar’Before I was in Berlin I auditioned for the part of Princes Leia in Star Wars. I was 15 but looked 12. Harrison Ford was over 30 but looked 19 or 20. We sat in deckchairs to say our lines. George Lucas, bless him, sent me a letter thanking me and saying: “We chose Carrie Fisher, but we’d like to help you.” He introduced me to Steven Spielberg and all these guys. I was offered the part of Lucy ...
Tags: Music, Film, Berlin, Carrie Fisher, Culture, Pop and rock, Dallas, Harrison Ford, Giorgio Moroder, Top Gun, George Lucas, John Crawford, Steven Spielberg, Leia, Lucy Ewing

Kelly Marie Tran Would Return to Play Rose Tico if “It’s the Right Story”

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Kelly Marie Tran Would Return to Play Rose Tico if “It’s the Right Story” One of the hotly debated aspects of the new Star Wars trilogy was the character Rose Tico, played by Kelly Marie Tran. After appearing in a prominent role in The Last Jedi, the character was greatly diminished in The Rise of Skywalker. What’s more, Tran endured an unnecessary bit of hostility from certain members of the online community who rejected the character outright. Which is why it’s surprisi...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Carrie Fisher, John Williams, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Rose, Abrams, J J Abrams, Sandra, Skywalker, Keri Russell, Collider, Tran, Sam Raimi, Billie Lourd

‘Belushi’ Trailer: The Life of Comedic Force John Belushi is Explored By Those Who Knew Him Best

Following a deep dive into the history and legacy of The Comedy Store, Showtime has another chronicle of a comedy staple who left us far too soon. John Belushi was a tour de force. After breaking out on Saturday Night Live and National Lampoon’s Animal House, Belushi became one of the biggest comedy stars in the world. He was the kind of guy everyone wanted to have a beer with. But while there was this wrecking ball of comedic energy on the outside, on the inside, Belushi was dealing with his o...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Documentary, Chicago, Carrie Fisher, Showtime, Movie Trailers, Chevy Chase, Dick Cheney, Second City, Penny Marshall, Cannes, Judy, Lorne Michaels, John Belushi, National Lampoon

Star Wars’ Mark Hamill Posts Sweet Tribute To Billie Lourd After She Gave Birth

Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd has welcomed the next generation into the world and "uncle" Mark Hamill is thrilled.
Tags: Religion, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Billie Lourd

Billie Lourd has a baby and honors late mom, Carrie Fisher

Billie Lourd has chosen her initiation into motherhood to pay tribute to her own mother, Carrie Fisher.
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Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd shocks fans as she welcomes baby – and pays tribute to mum with sweet name

Carrie Fisher's only daughter Billie Lourd has welcomed her first baby with...
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Items collected by actress/director Penny Marshall to be auctioned today

Personal items from the Los Angeles residence of the late actress-director-producer Penny Marshall will be auctioned today, Sunday, Sept. 13. The online-only auction, conducted by Abell Auction Co., begins at 10 a.m. and features artwork, memorabilia and collectibles that Marshall acquired over the years, including vintage signage, rare American ceramics, and Stickley and other Arts & Crafts furniture. Tracy Reiner, the daughter of Marshall and actor-director Rob Reiner, said the family respecte...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Carrie Fisher, Soccer, Penny Marshall, Marshall, Rob Reiner, Stickley, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN

Daisy Ridley Says Rey Was Originally a Kenobi in Rise of Skywalker

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Daisy Ridley says Rey was originally a Kenobi in Rise of Skywalker We are almost a year removed from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the big finale to Disney’s Star Wars trilogy that was mostly met with negative reactions by fans and critics alike. Even the cast has voiced their displeasure with the film. Case in point: Daisy Ridley, who spoke with Jimmy Kimmel Live! guest host Josh Gad about the problematic production. You can check out the video below! Naturally, the ...
Tags: Star Wars, Hollywood, Movies, Jimmy Kimmel, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Tom Cruise, Daisy Ridley, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Rey, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Ridley, Keri Russell

Star Wars: John Boyega Calls Out Treatment of POC Characters

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Star Wars: John Boyega calls out treatment of POC characters In a recent interview with GQ magazine, Star Wars alum John Boyega has again opened up about his six-year experience with the iconic sci-fi franchise by expressing his frustrations on how Disney and Lucasfilm failed to give more depth and importance to the Star Wars sequels’ POC characters, including Boyega’s Finn, Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico, Naomi Ackie’s Jannah, and even Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron. “It’s so d...
Tags: Star Wars, London, Movies, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Netflix, Steve McQueen, Lucasfilm, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, J J Abrams, Adam

Top 10 Best Threequels: Return of the King, The Last Crusade & More

Top 10 Best Threequels: Return of the King, The Last Crusade & More Ah, the threequel. The third and typically last film in a series. Over the years we’ve seen a number of finales drop the ball on their last go — Spider-Man 3, Superman 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and even The Godfather Part III, for example — as director’s seem to run out of ideas or run into studio interference that hampers their overarching vision. And yet, there are actu...
Tags: Star Wars, Christopher Nolan, Movies, Matt Damon, Superman, Gotham, Carrie Fisher, Paul Greengrass, Morocco, Clint Eastwood, Alfonso Cuarón, James Bond, Harry Potter, Judi Dench, Justice League, Sam Mendes

LEGO is making a new STAR WARS Holiday Special

USA Today reports: Premiering Nov. 17 on the Disney+ streaming service, "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" brings beloved heroes like Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron back together to celebrate Life Day, the "Star Wars"-y holiday introduced way back in the infamous "Star Wars Holiday Special" that first aired on CBS Nov. 17, 1978.The new project features animated building-block versions of characters throughout "Star Wars" history and pays homage to the special's disco-era predecessor, which has b...
Tags: Star Wars, Post, Video, News, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Lego, Cbs, Usa Today, Star Wars Lego, Star Wars Holiday Special, Bea Arthur, Poe Dameron, Brian Truitt, Rey Finn, Lego Star Wars

'The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special' will debut on Disney Plus on November 17, incorporating elements from the original 1978 holiday special

  "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus on November 17. The 45-minute animated special takes place after "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker " and will incorporate elements from the 1978 live action "Star Wars Holiday Special," as well as characters from all nine "Star Wars" films. "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" is one of several new "Star Wars" projects created for Disney Plus; you can subscribe to the streaming service for $6.99 per month or $49.99...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Trends, Carrie Fisher, Fox, Lego, Espn, Vizio, Hulu, Dolby Atmos, Skywalker, Kashyyyk, Samsung LG Sony, Dolby Vision HDR, Mark Hamill Harrison Ford, Amazon Roku

Get an Up Close Look at Leia’s Lightsaber from ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

For many, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker wasn’t exactly the thrilling conclusion to the Skywalker saga that fans had been waiting for. But if there’s one element of the finale that was satisfying even to those who disliked the movie overall, it was the flashback to Leia’s Jedi training with Luke Skywalker, where it was revealed that the Princess turned General had built her own lightsaber, making her a full-fledged Jedi. We only briefly see Leia’s lightsaber in the movie, but thankfully, a ne...
Tags: Images, Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Ben, Luke, J J Abrams, Endor, Skywalker, Daniel Wallace, Star-Wars

Review: Carrie Fisher-inspired 'A Star Is Bored' upends celebrity culture

Byron Lane, who was once the real-life personal assistant to Carrie Fisher, upends celebrity culture in fizzy first novel "A Star Is Bored."         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Carrie Fisher’s Assistant on Her Quirks, Including Animal Corpse Furniture

In 2011, Byron Lane was working the midnight to 7 a.m. graveyard shift as a newswriter for TV station KCAL 9 in Los Angeles when a friend reached out and asked, “Want to work for Princess Leia?” The New Orleans transplant spent the next three years as Carrie Fisher’s personal assistant, doing everything from traveling […]
Tags: Los Angeles, Carrie Fisher, New Orleans, Leia, Entertainers, KCAL, Byron Lane, A Star Is Bored

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams with Instagrammer @dublin_zoetrope!

In this episode, Ben and Daniel are joined by Instagram sensation dublin_zoetrope to discuss the 2016 HBO documentary 'Bright Lights Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.' In addition to Carrie and Debbie, they also discuss Glenn Close, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, 'The Hours,' Barbra Streisand, Patti LuPone, and Shirley MacLaine. [Author: Ben Rimalower]
Tags: Hbo, Instagram, Theatre, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Shirley Maclaine, Daniel, Ben, Debbie, Carrie, Patti LuPone, Ben Rimalower, Glenn Close Meryl Streep Julianne Moore

Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd is engaged to Austen Rydell: 'She said YES!!'

Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd is engaged to Austen Rydell, the couple announced on social media.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Carrie Fisher, Usa Today, Billie Lourd, Austen Rydell

Oscar Isaac Shoots Down Possibility of Returning as Poe Dameron

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Oscar Isaac shoots down possibility of returning as Poe Dameron Even though Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker earned more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office since its debut in December, J.J. Abrams’ epic conclusion was clearly received with mixed reviews from critics and fans. In addition, it is common knowledge to fans that some of the film’s cast including Oscar Isaac had also expressed their disappointment with their characters’ development throughout the lates...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Lucasfilm, Oscar Isaac, John Williams, Deadline, Damon Lindelof, Billy Dee Williams, Leia Organa, Golden Globe, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Keri Russell

Return of the Ewok, an unreleased mockumentary starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher

In 1982 during filming for Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Ewok actor Warwick Davis and first assistant director David Tomblin made this mockumentary, "Return of the Ewok," about how Davis landed the role of Wicket W. Warrick. The film also stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, and Frank Oz. "The film is a curiosity, half-documentary about the making of Jedi, half-fairy tale about a little boy who becomes an Ewok," Tomblin sa...
Tags: Star Wars, Video, Movies, News, Wikipedia, Carrie Fisher, Davis, Ewok, Ewoks, George Lucas, Tomblin, Jedi, Harrison Ford Mark Hamill, Warwick Davis, Yub Nub, David Tomblin

The Quarantine Stream: ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Is the Perfect Romantic Comedy All Others Aspire to Be

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: When Harry Met Sally Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: Can men and women ever just be friends? That’s the question posted by When Harry Met Sally, the romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner and written by Nora Ephron, who would go on to direct Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail. This is the quintessential roman...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Romance, New York City, Features, Carrie Fisher, Harry, University Of Chicago, Nora Ephron, Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, Harry Met Sally, Sally, Amanda, Billy Crystal

‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Time Capsule Goes Back In Time and Behind The Scenes

Today is the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, which gives everyone yet another excuse to talk about Star Wars. In honor of the anniversary, a new Empire Strikes Back time capsule video allows us to have a look behind-the-scenes of the Irvin Kershner-directed sequel, considered by many to be the very best Star Wars movie. Empire Strikes Back Time Capsule On this day in 1980, The Empire Strikes Back hit theaters and would go on to become a smashing box office succes...
Tags: Movies, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Lucas, Billy Dee Williams, Lando, Video Clips, The Empire Strikes Back, Star-Wars, Behind the Scenes Footage, Irvin Kershner

Kevin Smith Shares Fond Memory Of Carrie Fisher From The Set Of Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back

Just two greats, sharing the rules of the road.
Tags: Religion, Carrie Fisher, Kevin Smith, Bob Strike Back

Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics Review

Rating:  8.5/10 Cast: Matt Besser as Self Lewis Black as Self Anthony Bourdain as Self Rob Corddry as Self Carrie Fisher as Self Sting as Self David Cross as Self Rosie Perez as Self Nick Offerman as Scientist Adam Scott as After School Special Host Written and directed by Donick Cary Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics Review: Right now is a crazy time in the world where people are searching for various means of escape from the troubles and sadness of our current situation, with a...
Tags: Movies, America, Carrie Fisher, Netflix, Movie Reviews, Nick Offerman, Ben Stiller, Rosie Perez, Parks, Adam Scott, Anthony Bourdain, David Cross, Fisher, Bourdain, Paul Scheer, Lewis Black

Unconventional Mom Movies to Watch on an Unconventional Mother’s Day

Among the many cruelties of the coronavirus outbreak has been the way social distancing measures prevent us from visiting our relatives, which should be especially difficult on Mother’s Day for those who are accustomed to spending that time with mom. That’s where movies can assist: Why not select a film — from the list below […]
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