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Carrie Fisher Had Drugs In Her System At The Time Of Her Death


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Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher had traces of cocaine, ecstasy and heroin in her system when she passed away in December last year. An autopsy has revealed the drugs discovered in the Star Wars actress at the time of her death.

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It was announced three days after Fisher had died that she had succumbed to sleep apnoea and a "combination of other factors".

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LucasFilm Exec Hints Princess Leia Would Have Been The Focus Of 'Star Wars: Episode IX'


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Interviews with the cast and crew of the upcoming eighth Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, have revealed that the late Carrie Fisher would have been “at the forefront” of the next and final film.

Kathleen Kennedy, the head of LucasFilm, said in a preview piece for Vanity Fair ahead of The Last Jedi’s release this December, said the original plan had been for Fisher's Princess Leia to have had a much more prominent role in the ninth and final episode of the saga.

“She was having a blast,” said Kennedy. “The minute she finished, she grabbed me and said, ‘I’d better be at the forefront of IX!’ Because Harrison was front and centre on VII, and Mark is front and centre on VIII. She thought IX would be her movie. And it would have been.”

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Mark Hamill Recalls How First 'Star Wars' Trailer Was Heckled


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Mark Hamill has for four decades now been a staple of the 'Star Wars' franchise, bringing his role as Luke Skywalker to fans for the first time in 'Episode IV: A New Hope' and still remaining with the series to-date.

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This past weekend, 40 years of the property was celebrated at the official Star Wars Celebration in Florida, where Hamill himself got involved with proceedings and helped bring further hype and excitement to the event.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer


After the release of The Force Awakens at the end of 2015, Disney and Lucas films didn't mess around delivering the general public its first announcement/teaser for The Last Jedi back at the start of 2016. Now, well over a year later, we finally get to see some proper footage from the upcoming movie. 

Many of the key cast from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature in The Last Jedi including Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren who famously slaughtered his much-loved father in a face to face battle that made for one of the most pivotal scenes in the history of Star Wars.

As ever with new Star Wars releases, the scrip and the story outline is one of Hollywood's most closely guarded secrets and few official details have been released to the public. We do know that the story will pick up where The Force Awakens ended with Rey going off into a mountainous setting to hunt down Luke Skywalker in a bid to train with him and learn his knowledge. 

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Carrie Fisher Won't Be In 'Star Wars: Episode IX'


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The world was stung with another pair of jarring losses from the world of entertainment back in late December of 2016, when both Carrie Fisher passed away on December 27, with her mother Debbie Reynolds then dying the day after on December 28.

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Fisher is of course best known for her role as Princess-turned-General Leia in the 'Star Wars' franchise, having taken up the role back in 1977 and playing it throughout the series of films that have been released to-date. 

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Carrie Fisher Will Appear In 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Without CGI


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The late Carrie Fisher will appear as her iconic character Princess Leia in the ninth and final instalment of the Star Wars franchise, according to her brother.

Todd Fisher said that he and Billie Lourd, Carrie’s daughter, have given Disney and Lucasfilm permission to use recent footage of Fisher in the movie, he told the New York Daily News at the opening night of the TCM film festival in Los Angeles on Sunday night (April 9th).

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Willow Smith Features On 'Bird Song': A Song By Sean Lennon And Carrie Fisher


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Sean Lennon has unveiled the demo for an enchanting new song entitled 'Bird Song', that he claims was co-written by his good friend Carrie Fisher before she died. While they never got to record the song together, he has now teamed up with Willow Smith to unveil it in Carrie's memory. 

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The son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono was hit hard by the death of the 'Star Wars' actress in December, but his fond memories of her have led him to share a sensational new tune that they worked on together a few years ago. It's a beautiful piano led duet that is as mournful as it is uplifting, and was recorded in a matter of hours. 

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James Blunt Says Friend Carrie Fisher "Went Out With A Bang"


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James Blunt has opened up about the death of his ‘American mother’ Carrie Fisher.

The two, somewhat unlikely, friends met before Blunt began work on his debut album Back to Bedlam, and the actress suggested he come live with her in LA during the recording.

The singer said Fisher was an inspiration to him at the time, and when he welcomed his first child, a son, last year, he made the actress godmother.

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Dan Aykroyd Writes Moving Essay About Former Fiancee Carrie Fisher


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Nearly a month after the terrible news of her death that caused the world to mourn her loss, Carrie Fisher’s one-time fiancé Dan Aykroyd has penned a moving essay about his friend and former lover for the latest issue of Empire magazine.

64 year old Aykroyd, star of comedy classics such as Ghostbusters and The Blues Brothers, proposed to Fisher on the set of the latter film back in 1980. However, the engagement ended when she reconciled with her former boyfriend Paul Simon.

He and Fisher remained friends after that, however, and in the essay he reflected on their time together, their plans for marriage and even their occasional recreational drug use.

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'Star Wars Episode VIII' Will Be Titled The Last Jedi


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The title of the next chapter in the Star Wars saga has finally been revealed.

The news was announced to fans in a tweet from the official Star Wars account, which read: “It’s official. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is the next chapter of the Skywalker saga. This December.#TheLastJedi”

Carrie Fisher Will NOT Be Digitally Re-Created For Any Future 'Star Wars' Movies


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LucasFilm has moved to dismiss widespread rumours concerning the future of Princess Leia’s character in the Star Wars universe following Carrie Fisher’s death, saying that CGI special effects will NOT be used to restore her in future movies.

The studio took an unusual but perhaps necessary step of confirming on Saturday (January 14th) that they will not use technology to restore her character.

Publishing a blog post via the StarWars.com site, the Disney-owned company acknowledged that “we don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation,” but were making an announcement to assure fans that there are “no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.”

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Lucasfilm Is Not Planning To Digitally Recreate Carrie Fisher In Future 'Star Wars' Movies


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Disney and Lucasfilm have denied reports they are negotiating with the estate of Carrie Fisher to digital recreate the actress’ image in future Star Wars movies.

Earlier this week a report on BBC’s ‘Newsnight’ claimed that Disney was negotiating with Fisher’s estate for the rights to use her likeness in future films, much like how the late Peter Cushing appeared in Rogue One.

Carrie FisherLucasfilm say they will not be digitally recreating Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia

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Carrie Fisher's Ashes Were Placed In Giant Prozac-Shaped Urn


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Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds were laid to rest on Friday morning during at private ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Fisher had been cremated shortly after her death and on Friday some of her ashes were buried with her mother in their family plot. At the ceremony Fisher’s brother Todd was seen carrying an urn shaped liked a giant prozac pill.

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Petition Calls For Princess Leia To Be Made An Official Disney Princess


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A little under a fortnight after the tragic death of Carrie Fisher, an online petition has sprung up to demand that her Star Wars character Princess Leia be made into an official Disney princess.

Cody Christensen, an American father of five daughters, launched a petition via Change.org following Fisher’s death on December 27th.

“After the tragic loss of Carrie Fisher, we feel that it is only fitting for Disney to do away with the rule that an official Disney princess must be animated and make Leia a full-fledged princess,” the petition reads.

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HBO's 'Bright Lights' Trailer Shows The Incredible Bond Between Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher


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HBO have released the first trailer for Bright Lights, the upcoming documentary following Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds.

The film was initially scheduled to be shown in March, but the network moved the air date to January 7, following the tragic deaths of Fisher and Reynolds, a day apart from one another.

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Tributes Roll In For The Late Debbie Reynolds


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Hollywood is still reeling from the passing of the Oscar nominated star Debbie Reynolds on Wednesday (December 28th 2016) just hours after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. Tributes continue to pour in from everywhere, with Ryan Gosling just the latest to add his comments to the tragedy.

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The 'La La Land' star was accepting the Vanguard Award for his new film directed by Damien Chazelle at the Palm Springs Film Festival yesterday (January 2nd 2017), where he commented on how he drew inspiration from Reynolds' most famous film - 1952's 'Singin' In The Rain' co-starring Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor - for his performance in his latest movie with Emma Stone. 

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Joint Memorial Service Planned For Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds


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As tributes continue to pour in, the family of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds hope to organise a joint memorial service for both daughter and mother, it has been reported, after they died within 24 hours of each other this week.

Fisher’s brother Todd told the New York Daily News that arrangements were being made, but that a joint service for his mother and sister was “likely”. “It’s what we want to do, but we’re still working on the mechanics. We like the idea, if it’s at all possible. I think it’s appropriate.”

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Debbie Reynolds Dies At 84, The Day After Her Daughter Carrie Fisher


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Hollywood screen legend Debbie Reynolds has died at the age of 84, just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, it has been confirmed by her family.

Reynolds’ son, Todd Fisher, told the Associated Press that the death of her daughter had been too much for her to bear, and that, in her last words, she said that she wanted to be with Carrie.

According to initial reports by TMZ, Reynolds had been at her son’s house in Beverly Hills discussing funeral arrangements for Carrie on Wednesday (December 28th) when she was taken ill with a suspected stroke.

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Harrison Ford Leads 'Star Wars' Cast In Paying Tribute To Carrie Fisher


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The cast of Star Wars have been paying tribute to co-star Carrie Fisher who passed away on Tuesday, four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight home from London.

The 60-year-old actress was loved the world over for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise and just last year she had reprised the role in The Force Awakens.

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'Star Wars' Actress Carrie Fisher Dies Aged 60 Following Heart Attack


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The iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has passed away in hospital at the age of 60, just a few days after suffering a serious heart attack aboard a United Airlines flight last week.

On Tuesday morning (December 27th), her family’s spokesman, Simon Halls, released a statement on behalf of Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd which confirmed the sad news.

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Carrie Fisher Moved To ICU After Medical Emergency On Flight


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The brother of Carrie Fisher has confirmed the actress is currently in the Intensive Care Unit of UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, after suffering a reported heart attack.

Tom Fisher said there was “no good news or bad news,” about his sister’s condition, but told the Hollywood Reporter she had been moved from the emergency room to the ICU.

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Carrie Fisher Confirms 40-Year-Old Rumours Of An Affair With Harrison Ford


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Carrie Fisher has confirmed she did have a secret affair with Harrison Ford on the set of Star Wars in 1976, confirming a 40-year-old rumour.

Speaking to People magazine, the actress opened up on the whirlwind three-month romance, which took place when she was 19 and Ford was a 33-year-old married father of two.

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Carrie Fisher Respond To Internet Critics Over Her Appearance In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'


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While Star Wars: The Force Awakens may have smashed box office records around the globe, star Carrie Fisher has had to deal with some online trolls, who have criticised the actress’ appearance in the new movie. But taking to twitter on Tuesday, the actress hit back, telling the trolls they could ‘blow us’.

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher has hit back at internet trolls who criticised her appearance.

‘Please stop debating about whether OR not I aged well. Unfortunately it hurts all 3 of my feelings. My BODY hasn’t aged as well as I have. Blow us,’ Fisher tweeted. The actress then went on to retweet some positive and negative comments she had received about her appearance in the film.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Becomes Fastest Movie To Hit $1 Billion


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Star Wars: The Force Awakens was still pulling in big audiences at theatres over the Christmas weekend and has now passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. The film is now the fastest ever to reach $1 billion worldwide, doing so in just 12 days.

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Previous record holder Jurassic World took 13 days to reach $1 billion globally when it smashed records earlier this year. In the US, The Force Awakens racked up $153.5 million at the festive box office, bringing its US total so far to over $544.5 million.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Misses Out On Breaking Box Office World Record By $7.9M


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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just missed out on setting the world record for a box-office opening by $7.9 million, according to early estimates. Although the film smashed records around the globe it’s $517m worldwide box office gross puts it second to Jurassic World’s $524.9m record, achieved earlier this year.

Harrison Ford as Han SoloHarrison Ford returns as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The Force Awakens suffered a disadvantage as studio Disney had failed to score a timely release for the film in China. Back in June, Jurassic World arrived on US and Chinese screens over the same weekend, bringing up it’s opening weekend gross.

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Review

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Appealing both to a new generation of viewers and fans of the series since the beginning, this 30-years-later sequel to 1983's Return of the Jedi is a thrilling adventure. Filmmaker J.J. Abrams has managed to capture the tone of the original trilogy while telling a story about young, vibrant new characters whose connection to the overall saga deepens intriguingly as events unfurl.

Over the past three decades, the Empire has regrouped, forming the First Order to crush the Old Republic for good. And the plucky Rebellion hasn't offered much resistance since leader Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) disappeared. The Empire's top henchman Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is searching for him just as diligently as the rebel leader General Leia (Carrie Fisher). But the real action is happening out of their grasp, as disaffected storm trooper Finn (John Boyega) teams up with rebel pilot Poe (Oscar Isaac) and then feisty scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley) and expressive droid BB-8. Along the way, Han Solo and Chewbacca (Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew) find themselves back in the fray. And everyone is startled when there's a strong stirring in the force.

Abrams beautifully recreates the scruffy, clanky mechanical atmosphere of the original trilogy, infusing scenes with witty banter and John William's soaring score to throw us right back into that familiar galaxy. This includes the saga's main themes: the temptation of power, how true heroism is often accidental, and the tension between parents and children. Combine this with a plot that propels itself with a series of unexpected adventures and battles, all centred on the characters, and the film taps strongly into the teen in all of us.

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Carrie Fisher - Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Interview


An interview with Carrie Fisher about Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Carrie Fisher talks about some of the joys of returning to a film franchise such as Star Wars. Having her daughter on set playing a small role was one of many little things that made it special. In the years between last being seen in Star Wars and her new role as a General, Carrie explains that Leia was a constant in her life - she feels like she's her custodian so she always "tries to keep her fit and ready for action!"

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Carrie Fisher Talks Her Return As Princess Leia In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'


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With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens just weeks away, Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia, is getting reflective on her character’s history and how much things have changed since she first appeared on screen in 1977. But while Fisher might not agree with Leia ‘slave’ action figures being banned, she does admit that at times her character was too much of a damsel in distress in the original trilogy.

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“I would have liked that lightsaber moment, very much yes. But there was no precedent (at the time),” Fisher told the New York Daily News when asked about Leia’s lack of heroic moment in the original films.

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Carrie Fisher Reveals She Was Told To Lose 35 Lbs In Preparation For New Star Wars Movie


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Carrie Fisher, who came to international fame when she played Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, says that she was pressured into losing over 35 lbs in order to reprise her role in The Force Awakens.

The 59 year old star criticised the producers behind the new movie, which comes out in just over a fortnight, but said that very little has changed since she first started out in the industry 38 years ago.

“They don't want to hire all of me – only about three-quarters!” she told UK magazine Good Housekeeping. “Nothing changes, it's an appearance-driven thing. I'm in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up. They might as well say get younger, because that's how easy it is.”

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JJ Abrams Talks John Boyega Playing A Stormtrooper And Making 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' More Female Friendly


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Star Wars: The Force Awakens director Jj Abrams stopped by ‘The Howard Stern Show’ on Monday to talk about the much anticipated sequel. Speaking to the shock-jock, Abrams discussed criticisms over the casting of black actor John Boyega as a Stormtrooper, while also revealing why fans haven't seen Luke Skywalker in any of the film’s trailers yet.

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Discussing those who have criticised the film for casting Boyega as a black stormtrooper, Abrams said: 'All I know is John Boyega is extraordinary in the new movie. I think the people who are complaining about that probably have bigger problems than there's a black stormtrooper.’

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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens TV Spot Trailer


After the victory of the Rebel Alliance over the Galactic Empire and subsequent demolition of The Death Star, you'd imaging life in a certain galaxy would be a little more subdued, but as we soon learn, life for Princess Leia, Luke and Hans wasn't exactly easy following their small yet essential victory.

30 years on and to most citizens - humanoid and alien - the stories of evil Lord Darth Vader and the Jedi Masters are just a legend, a story they tell their children that starts with the well-known overture: 'A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away'. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh film in the Star Wars series and is an additional story to the original Star Wars outline.

The film follows a set of new characters as they join the battle and fight the evil forces once again threatening to destroy their galaxy. The Force Awakens was directed by Jj Abrams and sees a number of cast favourites return to the story including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

Director Josh Trank Leaves 'Star Wars' Spin-off, Citing Personal Reasons


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Director Josh Trank has announced his departure from a standalone Star Wars project. The Chronicle director was supposed to direct a spin-off film, similar to Star Wars: Rogue One which is currently being developed by Gareth Edwards. Trank, who has also directed the upcoming Fantastic Four remake, announced he was leaving the Star Wars project on Friday (1st May) via the film franchise's website. 

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The REAL 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Is Now Here [Trailer + Pictures]


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It's finally here! The teaser trailer you've all been waiting for: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and while it's not really giving anything away, it looks pretty intense. Vehicles have updated, the stormtroopers are looking shinier and R2D2 appears to have evolved.

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Since George Lucas announced his retirement from the franchise, there's been all sorts of speculation about what differences could be expected from an updated sequel: though it's difficult to tell from the less than one and a half minute trailer. Everyone seems to be in a rush (especially, in a comical fashion, R2D2) and there's some brand new faces, who all look a little nervous as a voiceover booms out: 'There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? The dark side and the light.'

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On Her Seventh Decade In The Business, Debbie Reynolds Will Receive A Lifetime Achievement Honour At The 2015 SAG Awards


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Finally, after decades of success in the industry, Debbie Reynolds will get recognized by the Screen Actors Guild for her contributions to the business. Reynolds (82) will receive a Lifetime Achievement honour at next year’s ceremony in January. The award is meant to recognize Reynolds’ success as an actor, singer and dancer, as well as her numerous humanitarian efforts. The latter include The Thalians, an organization she helped found in 1955 to fight the stigma of mental illness in children and adults.

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Reynolds has more than six decades of work in the industry under her belt.

Her acting work includes starring roles opposite many of Hollywood’s best known leading men – Reynolds held her own. She held her own while sharing the screen with a lineup of 50s and 60s stars, including Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis and Fred Astaire.

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Rian Johnson To Write/Direct "Star Wars: Episode VIII." Is This A Good Thing?


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Now that director Rian Johnson has officially been named as Disney’s Star Wars: Episode VIII  writer and director of choice, let’s take a look at his sci-fi and fantasy credentials. Johnson, 40, first came to prominence with 2005’s Brick, on which he also took writing and directorial duties, as well as 2008’s The Brothers Bloom. His big break came with the well-received 2012 sci-fi action flick Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. Looper told the story of a hired gun in the future, who travels through time to kill potential threats in the past.

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The transition to Disney management has been rough for the Star Wars franchise.

The Star Wars contract is by far the biggest project of Johnson’s career so far, but the choice doesn’t really come as a surprise, given the amount of young talent involved in the new trilogy so far.

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Old Crew Are Back And Looking Melted, Says Carrie Fisher


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It might be age, it might be the strong Abu Dhabi sun, but Carrie Fisher thinks her old Star Wars cohorts are looking melted. Still, she was quick to point out how happy she was that they were all back together again as filming continues for J.J. Abrams’ hugely anticipated reboot.

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“We all look a little melted. It’s good to see other melted people,’ she said. “And it is good to have us all in a room because it’s unique. I mean, I don’t suppose they have reunions for the Gone With The Wind gang.”

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Carrie Fisher: Reuniting With The Star Wars Gang For Episode VII Is "Unique"


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Carrie Fisher is one of the old guard returning to Star Wars for J.J. Abram’s Episode VII, and she’s spoken of her delight at the gang getting back together, claiming that every old movie should be subject to a reunion or two.

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Fisher told Wenn that she plans to get Leia "right this time" when she reprises the character that made her famous. "I looked a little pretentious faking the accent," she decided, according to The Guardian.

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Carrie Fisher, 35 Pounds Lighter, IS Keeping Mum About ‘Star Wars VII’ But Her Mother Certainly Isn’t!


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Carrie Fisher was asked to lose 35 pounds, approximately 2.5 stone, for her upcoming role in Star Wars VII. The actress best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia revealed whilst attending an event in honour of her mother, Singing in the Rain actress Debbie Reynolds.

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Carrie Fisher with her mother Debbie Reynolds at the 'Debbie Reynolds - Auction Finale' on Wednesday.

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'Star Wars Episode 7' Titled "The Ancient Fear", First Images Of Chewbacca


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Harry Knowles, the reliable and respected movie man at Ain't It Cool News, is quoting a source as saying Jj Abrams' new Star Wars movie is titled The Ancient Fear. Harry says his insider told him back in January that the movie would shoot in Dubai - which was accurate - and that when he took the title speculation to JJ himself, he didn't respond. Suspicious.

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Knowles says that after following up the speculation with other sources, a guy close to the production claimed that the "working title" for the movie was The Ancient Fear. He also stated, "it refers to Max Von Sydow's villain who makes Pazuzu look like a pussy!"

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A Week In News: 'Star Wars' Cast Assemble, Lostprophets Regroup, George Clooney Commits


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'Star Wars VII': "Raahhgh uughguughhaahnr wrrhwrwwh!" - that's Wookiee for "That new Star Wars cast is dope, yo!" Star Wars fans of all ages were given a shot of sweaty-palmed anticipation this week when the cast of JJ Abrams upcoming Star Wars sequel, Episode VII, was announced. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and other original cast members will be joining a host of new faces, including Domhnall Gleeson, Max Von Sydow and Andy Serkis. See the photo of the new cast and find out more here.

Clooney Bagged: The air was filled with yells of envy this week as it was announced that actor George Clooney has become engaged to Amal Alamuddin after just a few months of dating. You'd be forgiven for being sceptical towards perpetual bachelor Cloonz's happy news but this time it's different. Find out how Clooney's family reacted. Amal isn't just another attention-craving bimbo: she's an accomplished human rights lawyer with unnaturally lustrous hair. For more info, check out our profile on Amal, AKA the one Clooney wouldn't let get away.

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A Week In Movies: Star Wars Cast Announced, Festivals Bring Out Stars In London And New York While Efron And Rogen Hit L.A


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Star Wars Read Through

Of course the biggest movie news this week was the official announcement that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will be back for Star Wars Episode VII, along with the performers behind C-3PO, R2-D2 and Chewbacca. Newcomers to the saga include Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Andy Serkis, Max Von Sydow and Daisy Ridley. JJ Abrams starts filming this month in London. For all the cast info and to see the, now infamous, first cast reading photo for Star Wars Episode VII click here.

This past week in London, the Sundance London Film and Music Festival took place with a flurry of filmmakers and stars attending, including Ryan Reynolds and Gemma Arterton, who were on hand to present their offbeat serial killer black comedy The Voices. Browse our arrivals gallery for 'The Voices' screening at Sundance London.

Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Star Wars Cast Announced, Festivals Bring Out Stars In London And New York While Efron And Rogen Hit L.A

Who Is Newest 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast Member, Oscar Isaac?


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If Star Wars: Episode VII were any more shrouded in mystery we wouldn’t even know it was being made. Thankfully, a few small details are trickling through JJ Abrams privacy forcefield and we’re beginning to get a better idea of what we can expect. The cast has finally been announced and we all breathed a huge sigh of relief to hear that original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels would all be reprising their roles.

Harrison Ford Star Wars Harrison Ford has been spotted in London along with his fellow Star Wars original cast members

While they has been plenty of rumours flying about that they would all be returning, nothing was set in stone. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford have all been spotted in London where filming is taking place. Coincidence? We think not.

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Forget Ford, Hamill - Who Will Max Von Sydow Play In Star Wars Episode VII?


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We almost choked on our coffee when an image from the Star Wars Episode VII script read-through hit Star Wars.com on Tuesday evening (April 29, 2014). The black-and-white photograph showed Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill relaxing on the sofas with new cast-members Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson and Daisy Ridley. But there was on actor who flew under the radar. Perhaps the finest of the talented bunch. Max Von Sydow

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The legendary actor, now 85, is probably best known for his performances in The Seventh Seal, The Exorcist and Three Days of the Condor. 

Continue reading: Forget Ford, Hamill - Who Will Max Von Sydow Play In Star Wars Episode VII?

With The "Episode VIi" Cast, JJ Abrams Is Banking On Emerging Young Talent As Well As Franchise Veterans


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Star Wars nerds, this is your time – the full cast of J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII has been announced and, while some suspicions were confirmed, there are a few new faces to look forward to. The golden trio of Carrie Fischer, Harrison Ford and Mark Hammill will return in full for Episode VII, so fans who grew up with Star Wars have that to look forward to, at the very least. At the same time, there are some very, very new actors – as in people with acting credits in the single digits.

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Following the casting announcement, JJ Abrams has attracted some online criticism for the lack of diversity.

 

Continue reading: With The "Episode VIi" Cast, JJ Abrams Is Banking On Emerging Young Talent As Well As Franchise Veterans

Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher And Mark Hamill Are All In London, But Is It For Star Wars Episode VII?


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There’s so many rumors about the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII that it’s pretty difficult to keep track of who might be in or out of the upcoming production. But with what’s become known as Star Wars Day (May 4th) fast approaching, fans seem to have been given a little mystery to keep them occupied. Original cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford have all been spotted in London leading to speculation that they’re soon to be filming scenes for Episode VII. So can we now say for definite that our three Star Wars favourites will indeed be back?

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The hush hush status of Star Wars Episode VII is at best maddening. No official cast announcements have been made and every week it seems some young actor is rumored to have a role (at last check Oscar Issac is the latest). But what about our three original heroes? Despite director JJ Abrams seemingly gagging everyone, Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia, has been joyful teasing her involvement for a while. We say teasing only because there’s been no official announcement, but in January TV Guide reported her as saying that she, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill were all expected to report to work in March or April and that she’d “like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again — but with white hair.”

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Carrie Fisher and Graham Norton - Celebrities at the Chiltern Firehouse restaurant in Marylebone - London, United Kingdom - Monday 28th April 2014

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Carrie Fisher and Graham Norton
Carrie Fisher and Graham Norton
Carrie Fisher and Graham Norton
Carrie Fisher and Graham Norton

Why Chewbacca HAS To Return For 'Star Wars Episode VII'


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The best Star Wars Episode VII news we’ve heard so far is that Peter Mayhew will (supposedly) be getting his Wookiee on once more to reprise his role as Chewbacca. It seems only fitting that if Han Solo, Leia, Luke, C-3P0 and R2-D2 will all (allegedly) be teaming up once again in a galaxy far, far away that Chewie should be there with them! Here’s our list of reasons why Star Wars Episode VII just wouldn’t be complete without everyone’s favourite Wookiee.

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Nobody else is fluent in Shyriiwook

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'Star Wars Episode VII' Begins Shooting, Despite Incomplete Cast


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Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn has confirmed that shooting on Star Wars Episode 7 is underway at Pinewood Studios in London. "We have a lot of them [in place]," he said of the casting, which is yet to be disclosed, "We're just not completely done yet."

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Horn, interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter's Stephen Galloway at Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television in Los Angeles, also hinted that running into difficulties with the script. 

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Odds Suggest 'Star Wars Episode 7' Cast Is Fisher, Ford, Hamill, Oldman, Driver


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The Star Wars Episode 7 cast will be nearing completion behind closed doors, but fans are still none the wiser as to who will be starring in one of the biggest movies of the past 20 years. Rumors have reached boiling point, though unusually, nobody has given the slightest indication that they've signed on the dotted lines for Jj Abrams new movie. 

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We know that the cast will feature both new and old faces, and Irish bookmaker Paddy Power are convinced that Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill will be reprising their roles as Princess Leia, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker.

Continue reading: Odds Suggest 'Star Wars Episode 7' Cast Is Fisher, Ford, Hamill, Oldman, Driver

30 Years After 'Return Of The Jedi', 'Star Wars' Is Set For Episode 7


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Disney and Lucasfilm have confirmed that Star Wars: Episode 7 will begin shooting at Pinewood Studios in May and, crucially for fans, will be set 30 years after the events of 1983's Return of the Jedi, accordng to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger told Disney's annual shareholder's meeting in Portland, Oregon, that the film "will star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces." 

Continue reading: 30 Years After 'Return Of The Jedi', 'Star Wars' Is Set For Episode 7

POLL: Are You Happy With The Star Wars Casting Rumors? Zac Efron?


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With the sheer size of the Star Wars franchise, Episode VII was always going to be a big deal. J.J Abrams took on a daunting task when he agreed to helm the reboot following Disney’s acquisition of LucasFilms, but have the casting rumors got you excited?

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The latest of those rumours concerns a certain former Disney employee, who has attempted to shake off his teen heartthrob reputation by doing, actually, very little at all. He stoked the fire when he confirmed a meeting with Disney and J.J took place.

Continue reading: POLL: Are You Happy With The Star Wars Casting Rumors? Zac Efron?

Susan Lipson, Carrie Fisher and David Lipson - "Minding Your Mind" Forth Annual fundraiser, The Blue Gene Gala - Philadelphia, PA, United States - Sunday 20th October 2013

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Susan Lipson, Carrie Fisher and David Lipson

And The First Actor Cast In Star Wars Episode VII Is...The Guy From Spooks?


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David Oyelowo, the British actor best known for the BBC series Spooks, is reportedly the first actor to be signed up for Star Wars Episode VII.

The actor has been rumored heavily as of late, though the reliable fan site Jedi News say Oyelowo has not signed on the dotted line for the Jj Abrams movie.

A shadowy source known only as Jedi Master SQL told the site: "Just confirmed the first signed and sealed casting. He's British, and Jedi News have already reported it twice! And no, it's not Sherlock [Benedict Cumberbatch]."

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Ryuchi Sakamoto, Renato Berta, Jiang Wen, Martina Gedeck, Bernardo Bertolucci, Andrea Arnold, Carrie Fisher and Virginie Ledoye - 70th Venice Film Festival - Jury Members - Photocall - Venice, Italy - Wednesday 28th August 2013

Ryuchi Sakamoto, Renato Berta, Jiang Wen, Martina Gedeck, Bernardo Bertolucci, Andrea Arnold, Carrie Fisher and Virginie Ledoye

Jean Byrne and Carrie Fisher - Guests arrive at the opening night of 'Shout' at The Tivoli - Dublin, Ireland - Thursday 4th July 2013

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Carrie Fisher - The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards sponsored by CIROC Vodka held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Show - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 16th June 2013

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Carrie Fisher and George Lucas

Carrie Fisher and George Lucas - The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Backstage and Inside - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 16th June 2013

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Carrie Fisher and George Lucas
Carrie Fisher and George Lucas
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Carrie Fisher and George Lucas

A New Age Dawns For Star Wars, With JJ Abrams At The Helm


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You might think it isn’t fair for one man to get to direct both Star Trek and Star Wars in a single lifetime, but due to recent plot twists, Jj Abrams is getting to do just that – and he has some big plans. Or so everyone assumes, since both Abrams and Lucasfilm are keeping annoyingly quiet about the future of the franchise. "We are, most likely, if all goes as planned, going to be moving to London at the end of the year for the 'Star Wars' movie," Abrams said Saturday at the Producers Guild of America's Produced By conference in Los Angeles.

But we knew that already – well, at least that episode VII will be shot in England. Additionally, Abrams made some comments about his strategy for taking over the franchise, without alienating hardcore fans. In a remarkably uninformative statement, he said that "the key to moving forward on something like this is honoring but not revering what came before." If we’re reading this correctly, it would mean that this will definitely be Abrams’s and not Lucas’ Star Wars. Fans are yet undecided on whether this is a good thing.

Something that has been known for a while though, is the fact that alumni Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher will reprise their original roles as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia, respectively, as well as the film’s release date – end of summer 2015. Probably. Until then, Star Wars fans are left to do what they do best – wait and dread the coming changes.

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Who Needs JJ? Star Wars Animated Series 'Rebels' To Debut In 2014


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Forget Star Wars Episode 7! A new continuation of the classic sci-fi saga will be hitting screens before Jj Abrams new movie in the form ofStar Wars Rebels, an animated series for the Disney Channel. The series comes as Lucasfilm Animation winds down the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which premiered in 2008.

According to The Wrap, X-Men: First Class' Simon Kinberg will executive-produce and write the first episode of Revels, which will premiere in the fall of 2014. Set two decades between Star Wars Episode 3 and 4, the animated series finds the Empire hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a small band of revels united against it. Lucasfilm are on-board to produce the show, with fans attending Star Wars Celebration Europe will get the first exclusive look. "I couldn't be more excited to explore new corners of the Star Wars universe," said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. "I think 'Star Wars Rebels' will capture the look, feel and fun that both kids and their parents love about Star Wars."

Making up the crew will be executive producer Dave Filoni, who fan-boys will recognise as the director of The Clone Wars. Greg Weisman, of The Spectacular Spider-Man, is also executive producing. 

Continue reading: Who Needs JJ? Star Wars Animated Series 'Rebels' To Debut In 2014

Salman Rushdie and Carrie Fisher - 'The Testament of Mary' Broadway opening night after party held at Sardi's restaurant - New York, United States - Monday 22nd April 2013

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Salman Rushdie and Carrie Fisher
Salman Rushdie and Carrie Fisher

Could Yoda Land His Own 'Star Wars' Movie Spin-Off?


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It has already been rumoured that Disney’s plans for future Star Wars releases may include spin-offs for individual characters and today, The Sun reported that Yoda could well be amongst those to get the special dedicated movie treatment. Disney bosses have reportedly confirmed that they will release a series of Star Wars movies, at a rate of one per year, starting in 2015.

It’s a tall order for Disney, who will be under pressure to please Star Wars fanatics (and, of course, to convert a new breed of movie lovers into Star Wars fanatics). The new trilogy will continue the story of the space saga and it is understood that some of the original stars, including Harrison Ford will be reprising their roles. In between those stories, however, will be two stand-alone movies, centred on characters from the Star Wars universe and it’s thought that Yoda could well be one of those very characters. 

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Star Wars Jedi's Free To Perform Wedding Ceremonies In Scotland


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Changes to marriage in Scotland could pave the way for Star Wars Jedi's to perform ceremonies. The Free Church of Scotland said the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill will allow groups promoting a belief to marry couples. Various groups promote interest in the Jedi, including the Jedi Knight Society, which offers lessons from Master Yoda.

The Scottish government said the change was relevant to such bodies as humanists, who are classed as religious rather than non-religious. Church spokesman, the Reverend Iver Martin told BBC Alba, "The third category is quite astonishing because it is the so-called belief category without really defining what belief means.There are loads of people in a diverse society like this for whom belief can mean virtually anything - the Flat Earth Society and Jedi Knights Society - who knows?" 

Jedi Knights are characters in the Star Wars franchise, which Disney recently purchased with the intention of releasing further movies. A Jedi school in California offers training in key skills, such as the use of light sabres. The Flat Earth Society - also mentioned by Rev Martin - promotes the theory that the Earth is flat, largely basing its ideas on literal interpretation of passages in the Bible.

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A Week In Movies: Star Wars Episode VII Shapes Up, Harrison Ford Joins Anchorman: The Legend Continues And Oz The Great And Powerful Hits Theatres


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The movie casting rumour mill has gone into overdrive this week when Carrie Fisher seemed to confirm that she will indeed be back for Star Wars Episode VII. And then George Lucas chimed in to say that all three stars - Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill - are on board to reprise their iconic characters 30 years after 1983's Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Nothing is official yet, but we can probably expect a big announcement soon.

Meanwhile, Ford has joined the cast of the comedy sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues, which is currently filming with Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate. And Halle Berry has officially rejoined the X-men for Days of Future Past, along with her original trilogy costars Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Anna Paquin, plus the cast of First Class.

Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Star Wars Episode VII Shapes Up, Harrison Ford Joins Anchorman: The Legend Continues And Oz The Great And Powerful Hits Theatres

Good News For Princess Leia Fans: Carrie Fisher Will Return For Star Wars VII


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Carrie Fisher is the latest of the original Star Wars actors to announce their involvement in JJ Abrams’ forthcoming Star Wars movie. We already know that Harrison Ford is down to return to his role of Han Solo and now Carrie, 56, has told Palm Beach that she’ll be playing Princess Leia once more. She even revealed to the publication how she imagines her character to be, in the updated version.

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Carrie Fisher: The Star Wars star will be returning to JJ Abrams' fothcoming Star Wars movie

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A Week In News: Carrie Fisher Is Princess Leia, Kate Middleton Having A Girl, Harrison Ford Joins Anchorman 2!


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Carrie Strikes Back: Great news for Star Wars fans this week, with Carrie Fisher confirming that she'll reprise her role as Princess Leia in J.J. Abrams' forthcoming movie Star Wars Episode 7. Fisher, 56, joked that her age might make things a little tricky this time around.

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Continue reading: A Week In News: Carrie Fisher Is Princess Leia, Kate Middleton Having A Girl, Harrison Ford Joins Anchorman 2!

Carrie Fisher Representing The 'Intergalactic Elderly' In Star Wars Episode 7


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Carrie Fisher has confirmed she will reprise her role as Princess Leia in Disney's new Star Wars movie, Episode 7. When asked by Palm Beach Illustrated whether she had signed on for J.J. Abrams' new movie, Fisher responded with a simple and definitive "Yes."

Abrams is understood to want Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill to play older versions of their original characters, and when asked what Princess Leia would be like today, Fisher joked, "Elderly. She's in an intergalactic old folks' home. I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle." Known for her dry sense of humour, it's possible Fisher could be winding everyone up on her involvement in the movie, though it's unlikely she would give such confirmation without having any intention of appearing.

Mark Hamill - Luke Skywalker himself - recently revealed he and the other original actors are in talks to return to Star Wars, while Harrison Ford is reported to have already signed a contract. 

Continue reading: Carrie Fisher Representing The 'Intergalactic Elderly' In Star Wars Episode 7

Carrie Fisher Not Drunk On Cruise Ship, Actress Hospitalized For Bi-Polar Disorder


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Reports that Carrie Fisher was drunk during a recent cruise ship performance have been denied by her representative, who explained that her odd behaviour was in fact caused by her bi-polar disorder. The 56 year-old actress was performing on the Holland America Eurodam, in the Caribbean and in a YouTube video, can be seen singing a little off-key. TMZ report that the actress cleared up after her dog, after it messed on the stage, though frankly, we’d say that was more in the realms of ‘polite’ behaviour, rather than ‘bizarre’ behaviour, no? Though admittedly, stuffing the paper towel behind the sofa cushion afterwards was perhaps a little much.

Carrie’s rep told TMZ that she had to be hospitalized to adjust her medication, whilst on the cruise: “There was a medical incident related to Carrie Fisher’s bipolar disorder. She went to the hospital briefly to adjust her medication and is feeling much better now,” though she added that it was unclear whether or not Carrie would be returning to perform on the cruise ship. Reports that Carrie was drunk during the performance, though, appear to be unfounded.

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Carrie Fisher Hospitalized After Bizarre Cruise Ship Performance (Feat. Pooping Dog)


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Carrie Fisher gave a memorable performance on board a Caribbean cruise ship earlier this week for all the wrong reasons, with the actress exhibiting very strange behaviour throughout her act. Now the Star Wars legend is said to be in hospital receiving treatment for her bipolar disorder that is believed to be at the root of the sea-bound fiasco.

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Carrie Fisher leaving shops in NYC last year

According to TMZ, a rep for the actress attributed the whole ordeal to Ms Fisher's ongoing battle with the mental disorder after a video of her appearance surfaced online. In the video Fisher is seen performing some off key songs on board the Holland America Eurodam in the Caribbean, with her dog also making an unscheduled performance too, pooping and peeing all over the floor.

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Han Solo Reprise In The Pipeline For Harrison Ford? No Official Word Just Yet


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The movie world is on tenterhooks waiting for some kind of official confirmation that Harrison Ford will be returning to the Star Wars franchise as Han Solo. All signs seem to suggest that the rumors are true, but so far, all we have to go on is Fox Latino’s scoop, reported by El Mayimbe (Umberto Gonzalez). He’s insistent that his sources are rock solid but many Star Wars fans will be waiting for an official nod before they truly start to celebrate the news.

“Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars movies. The deal is done. It's huge." That was Umberto’s take on the situation and nobody’s spoken out to deny it, so we’re assuming it’s true… but no one’s counting their chickens just yet. Roger Friedman of 411.com has gone one step further to suggest that not only will Harrison Ford be reprising his iconic role as Han Solo, but Carrie Fisher and Mark Hammill will also show their faces in the new Jj Abrams-directed episode of the Star Wars franchise. Friedman apparently learnt the news some time ago and claimed to know some vague plot details, explaining “It's some time in the future. Han, Princess Leia (presumably with a better hairstyle) and Luke Skywalker will be a lot older. Their children will be the new main characters. R2D2 and C-3PO will be unchanged.”

No official confirmation just yet, but it looks as though Ford may now be feeling grateful that he was unsuccessful in pushing to get Han Solo killed off in Return of the Jedi. 

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Is This A Good Idea? Harrison Ford Possibly Returning As Han Solo


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Han Solo was one sexy guy back in the day, hoo boy. The wild man of Star Wars, the outsider, the man who didn’t care, did he set our hearts a-throbbing at Contact towers. He was of course played by Harrison Ford, a man who on occasion looks like he was hewn from the ground itself, and – as time tends to dictate – Harrison’s aged somewhat since playing the bad ass role back in the late 70s and early 80s.

Yet with the news that Star Wars is returning for another three films in the near future, thanks to a deal between George Lucas and Disney, fans are suddenly questioning whether this means that all the original characters are coming back. Like Ford, the ravages of time have caught up with all of them, yet apparently they might still be keen to reprise the likes of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. A source who is apparently close to the actor told Entertainment Weekly that “Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he’s upbeat about it, all three of them are.” By which they mean Mark Hammill back as Luke and Carrie Fisher back as Leia.

If they did come back it suggests they’d be playing some sort of parenting role to what would hopefully be the new main characters in the films. In the UK Justin Lee Collins once tried to get all the Stars Wars gang back together; what at the time looked to be a low point in his career can be viewed in hindsight as glory days indeed, in light of his behaviour this year. The silly oaf.

Carrie Fisher Friday 31st August 2012 seen exiting a grocery store in Manhattan

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Carrie Fisher A noticeably larger Carrie Fisher leaves a bodega in New York 08/31/12

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Carrie Fisher Thursday 3rd November 2011 2011 Silver Hill Hospital gala at Cipriani 42nd Street New York City, USA

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Craig Bierko and Carrie Fisher

Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and Emmy Awards - Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher Los Angeles, California - 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Saturday 10th September 2011

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Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and Emmy Awards
Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and Emmy Awards
Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and Emmy Awards
Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and Emmy Awards

Carrie Fisher - Billie Catherine Lourd (Daughter), Carrie Fisher Los Angeles, California - The Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Memorabilia Collection Auction Preview at Paley Center - Arrivals Tuesday 7th June 2011

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Sara Rue and Carrie Fisher - Sara Rue, Carrie Fisher and Ross Mathews Los Angeles, California - Logo's 2011 'NewNowNext' Awards held at Avalon - Arrivals Thursday 7th April 2011

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Sara Rue

Carrie Fisher and Midtown Wednesday 12th January 2011 Jenny Craig announces new celebrity spokesperson, actress Carrie Fisher, at a press conference held at Midtown Loft & Terrace New Y ork City, USA

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Carrie Fisher and Midtown
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Carrie Fisher and Midtown

Carrie Fisher and David Letterman Tuesday 24th November 2009 outside Ed Sullivan Theatre for the 'Late Show With David Letterman' New York City, USA

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Carrie Fisher and David Letterman
Carrie Fisher and David Letterman
Carrie Fisher and David Letterman
Carrie Fisher and David Letterman
Carrie Fisher and David Letterman

White Lightnin' Review


Good
Loosely based on a real person, this unhinged drama gets increasingly lurid and grisly as it progresses. It's riveting, inventive filmmaking, but not remotely easy to watch.

In rural Appalachia, Jesco White (Campbell) is such a wild child that his daddy D-Ray (Watson) chains him to his bed so he won't sniff lighter fluid. Seeing his son as destined for a life in mental hospitals, D-Ray teaches him folk-dancing as an outlet. And after D-Ray is murdered, Jesco (now Hogg) uses makes a living as a dancer. Amid a life of drunken bar brawls, he falls for an older married woman (Fisher) who leaves her family for him. But Jesco is too obsessed with avenging D-Ray's death to have a normal life.

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Sorority Row Review


Bad
A remake of the 1983 schlock horror The House on Sorority Row, this film is too bland to catch our imagination. There are plenty of cheap thrills, plus some camp excess to keep us laughing, but it's never scary.

Five sorority sisters get themselves into trouble when a practical joke goes violently wrong. Pushy leader Jessica (Pipes) wants to cover up the crime, and Claire and Chugs (Chung and Harshman) agree. But Cassidy (Evigan) wants to come clean, and Ellie (Willis) can't cope with the guilt. Eight months later it comes back to haunt them, when the girl (Patridge) they thought was dead seems to return with a vengeance on the night of their year-end party.

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Carrie Fisher Thursday 3rd September 2009 Los Angeles Premiere of 'Sorority Row' held at the ArcLight Theatre Hollywood, California

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Cougar Club Review


Weak
What movie do Faye Dunaway, Carrie Fisher, and Joe Mantegna have in common? That's right: Cougar Club!

Yes, the "MILF" craze has gotten so popular that even big stars (or at least people that used to be big stars) will show up for a MILF-oriented sex comedy.

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Drop Dead Fred Review


Bad
Ouch. Phoebe Cates, lost in obscurity since Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins, made this utter bomb in 1991, and poor Carrie Fisher got drawn into the mess, too. The story of a grown woman with an invisible/imaginary friend, the movie is unfortunately aimed at teens/kids instead of twentysomethings who would have appreciated another chance to get a glimpse of Cates in the buff. Alas, it just was not to be. Atrocious and utterly unfunny.

The Blues Brothers Review


Essential
The Blues Brothers has been re-released on DVD for its 25th anniversary. You've probably seen it countless times between its 1980 release and repeat airings on TV, so you know the basics. Still, here are 25 reminders why you have to see it again.

1) The music is great, coming from a legendary line-up of soul and blues artists: James Brown, Aretha Franklin, John Lee Hooker, Cab Calloway, and Ray Charles, whose performance of "Shake a Tail Feather" will get you dancing with the horde of extras onscreen.

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Lisa Picard Is Famous Review


OK

Lisa Picard is a struggling New York actress who has had her 15 minutes and just doesn't realize it yet. She starred in a rather carnal breakfast-in-bed commercial for Wheat Chex that made her notorious and got her fired from her steady job playing "Sally Starfish" in a production that tours elementary schools.

"If the director's cut could be seen, this would be a non-issue," she grouses in "Lisa Picard Is Famous" -- an inept documentary by an under-prepared filmmaker who has decided this starlet is on the verge of being discovered and he's determined to capture the moment when it happens.

In actuality, "Lisa Picard Is Famous" is a mock documentary by actor-director Griffin Dunne ("Practical Magic," "Addicted to Love") -- and a whimsically sardonic concept that just doesn't quite congeal because the movie is more uncomfortable than it is funny.

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Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back Review


Good

Somewhere out there in the cinematic ether there's an elusive line between lewdly moronic raunch comedies like "Tomcats" or "Freddy Got Fingered" and sophomoric, low-brow sex and gross-out romps that can make even intellectual types laugh until $3 concession Coca-Cola comes out of their noses.

I don't know where that line is exactly. All I know is that "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back" is hilarious.

The latest low-budget, high-dialogue laffer from Kevin Smith -- writer-director of "Clerks," "Mallrats," "Chasing Amy" and "Dogma" -- this film puts his perennial cameo characters front and center for a combination road-trip/ruthless Hollywood satire that is so blanketed with ribald raillery it feels like machine-gun fire hitting your funny bone.

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Carrie Fisher

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21st October, 1956

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