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Hulu Original '11.22.63' Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

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Hulu Original '11.22.63' Premiere

J.J. Abrams , James Franco - Hulu Original '11.22.63' premiere at the Regency Bruin Theatre - Red Carpet Arrivals at The Bruin Theater - Westwood, California - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 11th February 2016

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Rick Rubin Releasing Star Wars Themed Album


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Star Wars Headspace is a compilation LP, which features original music, sound effects and dialogue from the Star Wars franchise, according to RollingStone.com.

The 15-song record will be released digitally on 19 February (16) and will hit stores next month (Mar16). It will include tracks from Royksopp, Galantis, Rustie and Kaskade, while Abrams and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda have created a Jabba the Hut tribute track, titled Jabba Flow: Rick Rubin Re-Work, and Flying Lotus' offering features robot R2-D2's sounds to create a beat.

Abrams and Miranda also recently teamed up to compose music for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens' cantina scene after meeting backstage at the smash-hit Broadway show.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Reaches New Heights At North American Box Office


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The sci-fi epic, directed by J.J. Abrams, previously became the highest-grossing release in North American film history, after recently passing the $760.5 million (£524.3 million) Avatar hauled in in 2009.

The sequel has continued to haul in big profits for Disney, and on Friday (05Feb16), it crossed the $900 million (£621 million) mark in the domestic market.

It is also poised to crack $2 billion globally on Saturday (06Feb16), according to industry experts. The feat will make The Force Awakens only the third film ever to surpass the huge milestone, behind only Titanic and Avatar, which were both shot by James Cameron.

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Jonah Hill Pinched J.j. Abrams' Nipples When They First Met


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The Wolf of Wall Street star took his younger sister to see Adele on U.S. sketch show Saturday Night Live in November, and Jonah confesses was so moved by the soul singer's performance, he became overly excited when he was introduced to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens filmmaker by mutual pal Bradley Cooper - and ended up grabbing his nipples.

"Bradley and him had worked together and are genuine friends, and I'm just so into Adele singing Hello and I'm so moved and I don't know what the hell I was thinking, I give J.J. Abrams a giant t**ty twister!" he exclaimed to U.S. talk show host Jimmy Fallon. "I'm a stupid person and I don't understand. He's also with his kids by the way. I twisted this man's nipples in front of his children... and he looks at me like I'm literally the most disgusting person he's ever seen in his life...!"

After the awkward gesture, Jonah tried to cover up his embarrassment, but the incident left him kicking himself for the rest of the night and the 32-year-old knew he had to apologise.

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66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards - Arrivals

Maryann Brandon, J.J. Abrams , Mary Jo Markey - 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, CA, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 29th January 2016

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J.J. Abrams Brings 'Cloverfield' Spin-Off To Cinema This Spring - Trailer


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A surprise spin-off of 'Cloverfield' is set to be unveiled this Spring, with the trailer having just landed for '10 Cloverfield Lane' which sees the return of producer J.J. Abrams. It's a similarly heart-stopping and spine-tingling thriller, with an unknown threat plaguing the story.

10 Cloverfield LaneAn abduction or a rescue? Sometimes they're one and the same

It's not a sequel in the strictest sense; rather, as producer J.J. Abrams put it, 'a blood relative of Cloverfield'. After all, it features none of the same characters or actors as the 2008 film, doesn't share that found-footage aesthetic and certainly isn't about a monster ravaging New York. Err... or is it?

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J.j. Abrams: 'Star Wars Monopoly Row Is Preposterous'


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Fans took to social media to complain about the exclusion of leading character Rey from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens-themed Monopoly game using the hashtags #WheresRey and #WhereIsRey.

Following the backlash, Hasbro bosses announced last week (ends10Jan16) they would include Rey in an updated version of the game which will be made available later in 2016.

Abrams weighed in on the controversy during a TV press conference in California over the weekend (09-10Jan16), admitting the decision to exclude Rey made little sense as she is such a central character.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Surpasses Jurassic World In All-time Box Office Chart


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The dinosaur epic, starring Chris Pratt, grossed a global total of $1.67 billion following its release last June (15), placing it behind James Cameron films Titanic and Avatar, which holds the top spot with $2.78 billion.

However, the latest Star Wars sequel, directed by J.J. Abrams, is quickly climbing up the all-time chart and has pushed Jurassic World into fourth place, thanks to another bumper box office haul.

The Force Awakens opened in China, its last big market, on Saturday (09Jan16), when it raked in a record $53 million (£35.3 million), making it the best Saturday or Sunday bow ever in the country, and helping to boost the blockbuster's international gross to $104.3 million (£69.5 million) for the weekend.

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Daisy Ridley's Toned Body Nearly Gave Away Her Star Wars Role


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The movie hit cinemas in December (15) and as well as smashing box office records, it also thrust the British actress into the spotlight. Her performance as Rey has been lauded by fans and critics alike, and the 23-year-old is glad she can now talk about the life, and body, changing role.

"Yes (I trained) for three months, five hours a day," Daisy told America's OK! magazine. "It's weird when you can't tell people what (film) you're doing and they're, like, 'Why are you so muscly?' And I'm, like, 'I'm at the gym, by myself.'"

As Star Wars premiered around the world, Daisy got to wear an array of stunning gowns when walking the red carpet. For the Shanghai opening she donned a stiking purple Jason Wu dress, and she went sleek in a black Roland Mouret number with silver sparkle detailing for the London screening.

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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.

Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force AwakensDaisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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 Races Past $1 Billion In Record Time


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Disney's sci-fi epic officially passed the milestone on Sunday (27Dec15), when it sailed past the previous record set by Jurassic World, which took 13 days to haul in $1 billion back in June (15).

The feat is all the more impressive as the new Star Wars sequel has yet to open in China, the world's second-largest movie market, according to The Associated Press. It will be released there on 9 January (16).

The film, directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, also set a new Christmas Day record for North America, raking in $49.3 million (£32.9 million) on Friday (25Dec15).

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JJ Abrams Might Be Regretting Not Signing Up To Direct Eighth 'Star Wars' Movie


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Having won huge amounts of praise for his direction of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams is apparently regretting not signing up to helm the next film.

Abrams’ life-long friend Greg Grunberg – who also has a minor role in The Force Awakens as X-wing fighter Snap Wexley – said that the director recently read the script for Episode VIII and said something highly unusual, for him: that he “wished” he had written it.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cast Members Leave The Corinthia Hotel London

J.J. Abrams - Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast members leave The Corinthia Hotel London - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 17th December 2015

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - UK Film Premiere

Jj Abrams - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - UK film premiere - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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