‘Crazy Rich Asians’ star Henry Golding ‘tried not to audition’ for the role

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Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding told Jimmy Fallon that he “tried not to audition,” for the lead role of Nick Young.

In one of the most delightful interviews you’ll see for an age, Golding talked to Fallon about the fact that he didn’t have a single acting credit to his name before being cast.

“They tracked me down. As much as I tried not to audition for this, they really like, Jon [M. Chu, Crazy Rich Asians director] pretty much sent the hounds on me,” he said.

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#Resistance Twitter Star Seth Abramson Wants to Turn His Threads Into a Book

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Over the past two years, New Hampshire professor and writer Seth Abramson has cultivated a #resistance Twitter following of more than 500,000 by posting lengthy threads prognosticating about the direction of the investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

And now, following in the footsteps of other #resistance heroes, he’s looking to leverage his Twitter fame to get into a new line of business. In his case, he’s shopping a book.

“People have been blindsided by the Trump phenomenon,” explained Aram Sinnreich, a media studies professor at American University. “They need an explanation to help them deal” with the current political climate, he added. And so popular pundits look to cash in on that need.

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Star Wars Villains: The Redemption of Asajj Ventress

Star Wars has shown us heroes and villains, Jedi and Sith, bounty hunters and mystics. But across the pantheon of Star Wars characters, very few beings are all of those at once. Enter Asajj Ventress.

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Asajj Ventress first appeared in the feature film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and made the jump to the TV series, where she quickly became a fan favorite. As a Sith assassin and apprentice to Count Dooku, Ventress led armies, fought both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, and worked behind the scenes to destabilize countless in an effort to help the Separatists win the Clone Wars.

Her skill and tenacity should have won her some measure of glory. Instead, it earned her an assassination attempt when Darth Sidious himself saw her strength with the Force and commanded Dooku to eliminate her.

And that was only the beginning of her story.

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Despite her popularity, Ventress never made an appearance in the Star Wars saga films. Her story began before the events of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and ended after the series was canceled in the book Dark Disciple. In fact, you have to dig to find her story if you want to know all of it, but it’s a story that is worth telling. Ventress never stopped evolving as a character and she took so many different forks in the roads along the way.

Born on Dathomir to one of the Nightsisters, Ventress was taken as a slave by a criminal as part of a deal made by the Nightsister leader Mother Talzin to save the rest of the coven. A few years later, the criminal was killed and Ventress caught the attention of a Jedi Knight named Ky Narec who sensed Force abilities in the girl and began training her as his Padawan.

If she had been left to train with Narec, Ventress may have become a powerful Jedi, but fate intervened once again and her master was killed by pirates on Rattatak. It was during the fight to avenge him that Ventress learned the power of the dark side. Her anger gave her power, and her skills only improved as she gave in to that anger.



It was that same anger that brought Ventress to Count Dooku’s attention. As a former Jedi, Dooku saw her pain as a way to gain her trust and her loyalty. He turned Ventress against the Jedi and took her on as his apprentice.

But once he turned on her, Ventress evolved once again. Now disillusioned with both the Jedi and the Sith, Ventress returned to Dathomir and to Mother Talzin. She reclaimed her place among the Nightsisters and turned to revenge once again, planning along with Talzin the death of Dooku.

Ultimately, it was Dooku who brought death to Dathomir. Under Dooku’s orders, General Grievous and the Separatist Droid Army fought and killed all of the Nightsisters save for Ventress, who barely escaped with her life. Once again, she was left with no home and no clear path.

A Bounty Hunter’s Life



Fate, it seems, was not done with Asajj Ventress, who found herself in a place where she could choose a new path and a new master — herself.

In a dingy Mos Eisley cantina, Asajj Ventress crossed paths with a team of bounty hunters led by a teenage Boba Fett. They even ran a mission together, but Ventress was her own woman throughout and it was clear she would never let anyone else lead, so she moved on quickly.

That same dedication to her fierce independence saw Ventress fight alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi against Darth Maul, and later partner with Ahsoka Tano when Tano was falsely accused of crimes against the Jedi. Once an enemy of the Jedi, Ventress went head to head with Anakin Skywalker and, instead of killing him, helped him clear Ahsoka of the charges against her. After that, Ventress became a bounty hunter of note dubbed “The Bald Banshee” and made a name for herself once again.

Revenge Against Dooku



Whatever life threw at Ventress, she fought through it and came through on the other side. Many had tried to control her and some had almost killed her, but Ventress survived. Still, that survival had a cost: trust.

No matter how much she had done to help the Jedi in the recent past, Ventress was an unknown quantity who still had badly needed information about one of the Jedi Order‘s biggest targets; Count Dooku.

In an effort to gain that information, the Jedi sent Jedi Master Quinlan Vos undercover in search of Ventress. His mission was to gain her trust and find out as much as he could about Dooku. She, in turn, very much wanted her revenge on Dooku, so the two joined up

But Ventress was no fool. She saw through the ruse. Even so, she found herself falling in love with the would-be spy. Something about him drew her in.



In many ways, Vos was like her. Conflicted, independent, fierce, powerful. His abilities with the Force made him useful to the Jedi but there was a part of him that questioned the rules and strictures of the Order. The two became partners, lovers, master and apprentice, and co-conspirators. They might have been happy together if their lives had been different or their paths had crossed at different times.

In the end, Ventress never got her revenge. She never killed Dooku. Instead, Ventress died at his hands as she gave her life to save Vos.

The woman who had been ripped from her family, who was left to fend for herself by both the Jedi and the Sith, who climbed her way to independence and fought for everything she had in life, surrendered her life to save another and, in doing so, redeemed herself.

Asajj Ventress is one of the greatest characters in Star Wars and her story is truly one of the legends.

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Like many actresses, Gemma Chan started out as a model. Unlike most, she didn’t jump right to movies or TV. Instead, she modeled to pay for a corporate-law degree at Oxford, spurred on by her showbiz-skeptical parents. “I had some parental guilt and pressure in terms in what I was going to study,” Chan, 36,…
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‘Wonder Woman’ Star Gal Gadot Joins ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Sequel; Here’s Everything We Know

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With the Oscar-nominated Wreck-It Ralph, Disney tapped into nostalgia for all kinds of video games, from 1980s classics to modern-day standards for various age groups. This fall, the animated feature's sequel will enter the much larger arena of the internet. Titled Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, the movie will feature an array of jokes for all ages involving Wi-Fi, eBay, traffic-baiting listicles, pop-up ads, and simple app games for toddlers.

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Paul Rudd to Star in Netflix Series ‘Living With Yourself’

Paul Rudd is getting a Netflix comedy series from the directors of “Little Miss Sunshine.” Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris are helming the new show, titled “Living With Yourself.” Rudd will play dual roles in the series, which follows a man struggling in life, who undergoes a new treatment to become a better person. Dayton and […]

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‘Superman’ star Margot Kidder’s death ruled a suicide

Margot Kidder, who was most famous for playing Lois Lane in “Superman,” died by suicide, her daughter confirmed Wednesday.

Kidder, 69, was found dead in her home on May 13 “as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose,” according to Park County coroner Richard Wood.

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Star government witness Rick Gates ended three days of testimony on Wednesday after admitting he lied, stole money and cheated as lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort attacked his character.


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‘Black-ish’ Star Anthony Anderson, Celebrities, and Athletes Celebrate African Americans in Golf

Golf is more than a game, it’s a business tool played by executives, an overwhelming majority of Fortune 500 CEOs, and almost every single U.S. president since the 1900s. But while it’s known as the playground for forging business deals and professional relationships, it’s also a notorious good ol’ boys club that has historically excluded African American men and women. However, Wendell Haskins, the founder of Original Tee Inc., and PGA of America’s former senior director of Diversity & Inclusion, Sports & Entertainment, is changing the game.

Haskins, like many African American boys, did not grow up playing golf. In fact, he wasn’t exposed to the sport until he was in his 20s when a friend invited him to a golfing event in New Mexico back in the ’90s. To prepare for the trip, he took lessons, practiced his stroke, and read about the rich history of the game. That’s when he discovered that a black dentist was responsible for creating the modernized wooden golf tee.

“The golf tee was invented and patented in 1899 by a Harvard dental school graduate and black man named George F. Grant,” Haskins told Black Enterprise. But Dr. Grant, who is also known for being the first African American professor at Harvard University, did not receive the recognition he deserved. Instead, “a white man was largely credited for the invention of the golf tee—a guy named William Lowell—but he didn’t have the original patent,” Haskins explained.

The eye-opening discovery inspired Haskins to carry Grant’s legacy into the 21st century. “After discovering that the original tee was patented by a black man…I wanted to create something that brings the black community together [and] celebrates our history in the game.” Thus, in 1999, he founded the Original Tee, a golf lifestyle brand that promotes inclusion by preserving the history of the game’s diverse pioneers and celebrates iconic golf enthusiasts. The ultimate goal of the company is to increase the presence of African Americans in golf and combat the game’s racist history. “We were purposefully excluded from the game of golf for a long period of time,” said Haskins. “It was very deliberate to keep black folks out of the game.” People of color were also excluded from country clubs, he added.

Original Tee, however, has been a vehicle to introduce and popularize the game with communities of color for the past two decades. “Since I’ve started the Original Tee, the game has become tremendously more popular, particularly with the sports and entertainment community and the business community,” he said. “People within the African American community playing golf have become more robust.”

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Melvin Roane, Louis Kelly, Kevin Hall, Anthony Anderson, Wendell Haskins, Wyatt Worthington II, Christian Heavens (Photo Credit: Margot Jordan courtesy of OTGC)

To pay homage to past and present African Americans in golf, each year Haskins hosts the Original Tee Golf Classic (OTGC) presented by BMW. During the annual ceremony, which was held July 22 at The Wild Turkey Golf Club in Hamburg, New Jersey, dozens of black golfers spent a day on the greens in a charity tournament competing for a 20K purse supported by the likes of Anthony Spikes of Sapphire Hill Global, David Jones of CastleOak Securities, and Jeff Champ, the father of Cameron Champ, who recently made it to the PGA Tour. Some of the celebrity competitors included actors Malik Yoba and Hisham Tawfiq, veteran music label executive Kevin Liles, NBA President Danny Meiseles, and NY Knicks Herb Williams and John Starks. They competed with several black golf pros like Troy Mullins, Wyatt Worthington II, Kevin Hall, Christian Heavens, Louis Kelly, Miko Page, Earl Cooper (PGA), Anthony Stepney (PGA), and Randy Taylor (PGA).

The day ended with an awards dinner where Black-ish star Anthony Anderson was presented with the Original Tee Golf Classic’s “True Original Award.” Anderson, who’s been a member of OTGC since 2008, was honored for his career accomplishments, commitment to his community, and for being an ambassador for the game of golf.

“I didn’t grow up with a golf club nearby. Matter of fact, if you saw a dude with a golf club in my neighborhood, you went the other way,” said the Emmy-nominated actor and comedian while accepting his award. “I’m honored to be the honoree this year, but more importantly, I love what Wendell is doing in the community [by] merging the culture with the game of golf and helping minority players bring diversity to this game,” he told Black Enterprise after the ceremony. “The African American pros that we had today rarely get a chance, it any [at all], to play in front of a gallery that looks like them.”

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Anthony Anderson, Earl Cooper, and children (Photo Credit: Margot Jordan courtesy of OTGC)

In addition to celebrating the history and contributions of African Americans in golf, OTGC raised funds for The Bridge Golf Foundation in Harlem, a nonprofit committed to using golf to improve the lives of young men of color in Harlem, New York.

“There are not enough children of color playing in the sport of golf; there is so much opportunity to shine a light on this amazing game,” said Randy Taylor, Teaching Professional at The Bridge Golf Foundation & Learning Center, in a statement. “This is my second year attending this tournament. This year, we brought 30 young men from the Bridge Golf Foundation in Harlem. We bring our students to the tournament to teach them the game of golf, meet relatable role models and expose them to a variety of opportunities that are available through the golf industry.”

 

If you’re looking to spend some quality time on the green this Labor Day weekend, then join Black Enterprise at the 2018 Black Men XCEL Summit at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. 

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‘Facts of Life’ star Charlotte Rae reportedly dead at 92

Charlotte Rae, the actress best known for roles on “Diff’rent Strokes” and “Facts of Life,” reportedly died Sunday.

She was 92.

The stage and TV actress was home in Los Angeles when she died, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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‘Facts of Life’ Star Charlotte Rae Dead At 92

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life” during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. She was 92.

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Rae died at her Los Angeles home Sunday, said her publicist, Harlan Boll. A cause of death was not immediately available, but Rae reportedly was diagnosed last year with bone cancer after beating pancreatic cancer.

She originated the character of Mrs. Garrett in 1978 during the first season of NBC’s comedy “Diff’rent Strokes,” then took Mrs. Garrett with her for the spinoff “Facts,” which premiered the following season. Initially set at a girls’ boarding school, that NBC series ran for nine seasons. Rae left after its seventh year, however, explaining later, “I needed some time for the rest of my life.”

She earned an Emmy nomination for the part, and was a two-time Tony nominee for her work on Broadway.

Edna Garrett provided kind if sometimes wry counsel to her charges (played by young co-stars including Kim Fields, Lisa Whelchel, Nancy McKeon and Molly Ringwald) on a series that was praised for dealing with such sensitive issues of teenhood as sex, drug use, eating disorders and peer pressure.

“I wanted to bring in as much humanity as possible, as well as the humor,” Rae told The Associated Press early in the show’s run. “I don’t want her to be Polly Perfect, because she must have human failings and make mistakes.”

Rae landed the role after years of theater and television performances.

Her last feature film credit was “Ricki and the Flash” with Meryl Streep in 2015. That same year she released her autobiography “The Facts of My Life,” co-written by her son Larry Strauss.

Born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky in Milwaukee, on April 22, 1926, she had studied drama at Northwestern University, then moved to New York where, despite early plans to be a “serious” actress, she quickly found work doing satirical sketches in Greenwich Village clubs.

It was there that Broadway producers, who frequented such bistros, discovered her, leading to her first Broadway musical, called “Three Wishes for Jamie,” in 1952. A few years later, she originated the role of Mammy Yokum in the Broadway musical “Li’l Abner.”

Rae made numerous TV appearances in 1950s drama anthologies including “The U.S. Steel Hour,” ”Playhouse 90″ and “Armstrong Circle Theater,” sharing the black-and-white screen with such actors as Zero Mostel, Art Carney and Gertrude Berg.

In 1961 she became a semi-regular on the New York-based cop sitcom “Car 54, Where Are You?” as the wife of the NYPD officer played by future “Munsters” grandpa Al Lewis.

She received Tony nominations in 1966 for “Pickwick” and in 1969 for “Morning, Noon and Night.”

In the early 1970s, Rae moved to Los Angeles with her then-husband, composer and music editor John Strauss, and their sons Andy and Larry. There she was cast in the short-lived Norman Lear sitcom “Hot L Baltimore” and a similarly unsuccessful variety show hosted by Rich Little before scoring “Diff’rent Strokes,” on which Mrs. Garrett was the family’s housekeeper.

After “Facts,” Rae stayed busy with film and stage appearances.

In 2005, at age 79, she appeared in a new comedy, “Leading Ladies,” at Ford’s Theater in Washington.

Subsequent credits include the 2008 comedy “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” and the 2012 thriller “Love Sick Love.”

In 2013, Rae went public with an account of why her marriage to Strauss had ended in the mid-1970s after a quarter-century. She said he confessed to her that he was gay and had being having an affair with another man. Strauss died in 2011.

She is survived by her son Larry Strauss, sister Miriam Guten and three grandchildren. Her other son Andy Strauss died in 1999. Rae was divorced from John Strauss after 25 years of marriage.

Services were pending, Boll said.

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Associated Press Writer Beth Harris and former AP Television Writer Frazier Moore contributed to

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Ivanka Trump had a fleeting romance with a totally unexpected Hollywood star

‘It wasn’t a political statement.’

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Apparently the Other First Lady Ivanka Trump used to have a romantic dalliance with somebody you’ve definitely seen on telly before, but never would have clocked as her type. It turns out that cutie patootie Topher Grace – a.k.a. Eric Foreman from That 70s Show – and Ivanka once fluttered their eyelashes and went on a couple of dates together before settling down with their current partners.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Topher confirmed the fleeting relationship ‘reluctantly’, stating, ‘Uh… I did. Certainly it wasn’t a political statement. This was a decade ago. I met her here in New York and we went on a couple of dates.’

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If you can cast your mind way, way back to 2006, the two were spotted having dinner for Ivanka’s 25th birthday alongside fellow That 70s Show star Wilmer Valderamma. They then reportedly moved onto Pure nightclub in Las Vegas, which had the most early 2000s guest list including Ryan Cabrera, Adam Levine and Chelsea Handler.

Topher and Ivanka were apparently spotted canoodling on a VIP bed during the club celebrations while he wore a Teen Wolf mask. (Also side note: everything about that sentence has given us life. A bed in a club? A Teen Wolf mask? Amazing.)

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Topher dodged leading questions about Ivanka’s ties to the current White House administration, saying, ‘I wouldn’t say that we ‘dated,’ but… I didn’t do it for political reasons.’

He also added that he had ‘never met her father’ and to be honest, we’d consider missing out on a meeting with President Donald Trump a blessing in disguise. Topher did describe Trump’s administration as a ‘daily deluge’ of scandals though, which probably hasn’t won him any points with Ivanka’s father. We’re waiting on the all caps tweet and another outrageous Donald Trump quote now.

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While Ivanka and Topher were unfortunately two ships passing in the night, the pair have since settled down with different partners. Ivanka married Jared Kushner back in 2009, while Topher wound up settling down with Ashley Hinshaw in 2016 who he’s still married to today.

To be honest, the idea of Eric Foreman bumbling around the White House and trying to negotiate foreign policy definitely has us in giggles. Just – uh – nobody let Ashton Kutcher’s character Michael near the big red button.

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Jean-Luc Picard is back, baby! Sir Patrick Stewart has a new Star Trek series

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Well played, CBS All Access. Well played, indeed.

Star Trek may be the biggest property CBS owns, and now a new Trek series is coming starring Sir Patrick Stewart once again as his Next Generation Enterprise captain, Jean-Luc Picard. Much like Star Trek: Discovery, it’s going to be a CBS All Access-exclusive series.

That ought to bring a few new subscribers in.

There are many debates over which Trek series is best. (The only correct answer is Deep Space Nine, please do @ me.) But there’s little disagreement over Stewart being one of the best and most popular actors overall. Read more…

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J.J. Abrams Labels Start of Production On ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ “Bittersweet”

Before we get to Star Wars: Episode IX, there’s the small matter of a couple of other Star Wars films yet to make it in front of fans’ eyeballs. But with The Last Jedi almost upon us (just four agonising months to go) and the Han Solo spin off set for release five months later, our attentions will soon be very much focused on the final instalment of the new trilogy in the main saga. With that in mind, here’s everything we know about Episode IX to date. We’ll be updating this article when more news breaks, with the latest details at the top.

Filming Begins

August 1, 2018 — Both director JJ Abrams and star John Boyega acknowledged the commencement of production on Episode IX via social media. Abrams called it “bittersweet” referencing beginning a new chapter without Carrie Fisher, while Boyega was excited to step back into the shoes of Finn, marking the occasion with a string of Instagram stories and a post which shared the same image as Abrams’ tweet and the words: “First day done with @jjabramsofficial leading ! It was dope!”

Carrie Fisher Will Appear


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Carrie Fisher as Leia.

July 27, 2018 — In an official statement from Lucasfilm, it was announced that they will use deleted footage from The Force Awakens of Fisher as Leia. Director JJ Abrams said: “We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”

The same statement also announced the returning cast, which includes Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels as well as Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. While new cast members include Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell. Billy Dee Williams has been confirmed to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.

J.J. Abrams Recruited To Direct


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J.J. Abrams is back on board.

September 12, 2017 — J.J. Abrams has been announced as the man to bring Star Wars: Episode IX to the screen. It will be the final instalment in the current sequel trilogy. The statement, released on StarWars.com, follows speculation about who would pick up the reins from departing director Colin Trevorrow.

Abrams, of course, helmed The Force Awakens and is executive producer on Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. He’s also on producer duties for the as-yet-untitled Episode IX.

He has previously said he wished he directed Episode VIII.

Abrams will be co-writing the script with Oscar-winning Argo scribe Chris Terrio — which suggests that script doctor Jack Thorne has also left the project.

Finally, the film’s release date was confirmed in the same statement.

Here’s the statement in full:

J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.
“With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019.

Director Colin Trevorrow Exits


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September 5, 2017 – Jurassic World and Book of Henry director Colin Trevorrow has left the project. This follows the news last month that Jack Thorne was brought on board to action script re-writes. Lucasfilm and Disney announced the news in a statement, published on StarWars.com. The statement reads:

“Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ.”

Trevorrow is the latest in a series of directors to be dismissed from helming roles on Star Wars projects. It remains to be seen who will replace the outgoing director but FANDOM has speculated on contenders here.

Episode IX Gets a New Writer


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Jack Thorne is the man tasked with polishing the script for Episode IX

August 2, 2017 – At one time, there was talk of The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson taking on scribe duties. Johnson referred to this as “old news” via Twitter on April 24. In actual fact, Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow had been working with collaborator Derek Connolly on the script.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, however, a new writer is being brought on board in the form of Jack Thorne. His task? To knock the screenplay into shape via a rewrite. His credentials? He’s worked on His Dark Materials, the BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy saga, as well as Channel 4 show Philip K. Dick’s Electric Sheep. Thorn is also screenwriter on the upcoming Wonder, starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. Past work has included TV series Skins and National Treasure.

It isn’t known how extensive Thorne’s rewrites are likely to be.

‘The Last Jedi’ Director Shoots Footage For ‘Episode IX’


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Rian Johnson on the set of The Last Jedi

June 19, 2017 – Colin Trevorrow tells MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast that he asked The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson to shoot a little something extra for Episode IX during filming for Episode VIII.

“There was one little thing,” he said. “It wasn’t an adjustment, it was just: ‘Could you shoot this one extra thing while you’re in this place on this day?’ And he did, which was great.”

We don’t yet know what the “extra thing” was but it echoes Johnson’s request of J.J. Abrams when he was shooting The Force Awakens. A joined-up approach is definitely smart when it comes to Star Wars properties.

Starting Over


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Episode IX was at one point due to focus on Leia

May 24, 2017 – Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy reveals that the plot of Episode IX had been due to centre around Leia before her death. In the special Vanity Fair Star Wars: The Last Jedi preview, Kennedy said this about Carrie Fisher: “The minute she finished (shooting The Last Jedi), she grabbed me and said, ‘I’d better be at the forefront of IX!‘ Because Harrison (Ford) was front and centre on VII, and Mark (Hamill) is front and centre on VIII.

“She thought IX would be her movie. And it would have been.”

Kennedy told Entertainment Weekly previously: “Obviously, with Carrie having passed away, it shook everybody. We pretty much started over.”

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May 24, 2017 – It’s announced via Vanity Fair’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi preview that shooting will begin on Episode IX in January 2018.

Carrie Fisher Won’t Appear


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Carrie Fisher’s involvement will apparently end with The Last Jedi

April 14, 2017 – Following reports that Carrie Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, said that the Leia actress would be making a posthumous appearance in the final film in the new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy refutes the claim. Todd Fisher had said that he and Carrie’s daughter, Billie Lourd, had granted Disney the rights to use recent footage of her.

However, Kennedy says he was confused. “We finished everything in VIII and Carrie is absolutely phenomenal in the movie,” she told ABC News. “Unfortunately, Carrie passed away so by the time we were well underway with Episode IX in our thoughts – we had not written the script yet – but we’ve regrouped. We started over again in January. So, sadly, Carrie will not be in IX.”

Carrie Fisher’s Image Won’t Be Recreated By CGI


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We’re assured we won’t see this again

January 13, 2017 – Lucasfilm releases a statement saying that they have “no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.” This follows news of Fisher’s death in December. It’s also a response to fan criticism of the computer-generated image of Fisher as Princess Leia as it appeared at the end of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

65mm Film Stock


The Force Awakens was shot on traditional film stock

November 11, 2016 – It is confirmed that Episode IX will be shot on traditional film stock. Specifically, 65mm rather than 35mm, which was used for both The Force Awakens and Rogue One.

Kodak has announced that they’ve added the capacity to handle 65mm in its UK processing facility, and details Episode IX as one of the projects that will make use of Kodak 65mm stock.

Production Begins


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Bob Iger hijacked the announcement of The Last Jedi starting principal photography to tell the world production had started on Episode IX

February 10, 2016 – Disney CEO Bob Iger confirms that production has already kicked off for Episode IX, which is due for a 2019 release. He wasn’t clear on exactly what he meant by that, and made the comment when announcing that filming had begun for Episode VIII, The Last Jedi.

On Location in Space?


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Space shooting is a thing

January 28, 2016 – Colin Trevorrow announces that he wants to shoot some of the footage in space. At a Sundance Film Festival panel, Trevorrow says, “I asked the question, ‘Is it possible for us to shoot IMAX film plates in actual space for Star Wars?’, and I haven’t gotten an answer yet, but they’ve shot IMAX in space!”

Also on the panel with Trevorrow was Christopher Nolan who said he’d had the same conversation on Interstellar. “There’s incredible footage from space now,” he said.

Colin Trevorrow On Board To Direct


Colin Trevorrow on the set of Jurassic World

August 15, 2015 – At Disney’s D23 Expo, the news is announced that Episode IX has found its director. The chosen one? A certain Colin Trevorrow. Trevorrow helmed 2015’s Jurassic World but it was another film of his that sealed the deal.

“Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw Safety Not Guaranteed,” says Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “The power of that film paired with the enormous success of Jurassic World speaks volumes about his abilities both as a storyteller and skilled filmmaker. We are thrilled to have such an incredible talent as Colin join our family and step into the Star Wars universe.”

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Reality star L.B. Bonner, who chronicled his significant weight loss on the TLC series “My 600-lb Life,” was found with a gunshot wound in a ditch and later declared dead at the scene by emergency responders.

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‘Star Wars Rebels’: Even Voice Actor Surprised By Hera Syndulla’s Fate

Vanessa Marshall one of the prolific voice actors in genre. She’s portrayed Kerrigan in Heroes of the Storm, nearly every superheroine and villain in the DC Universe, but is best known for voicing pilot Hera Syndulla in the popular Star Wars Rebels.

FANDOM caught up with Marshall at the recent San Diego Comic-Con, where she talked about Hera’s arc over four seasons and the surprise ending even she didn’t see coming.

The critically acclaimed Star Wars Rebels wrapped in March 2018, much to the dismay of fans. The series was set five years before Episode IV: A New Hope, a period that the Empire was consolidating its power in the galaxy. Hera, Marshall’s character, lead a group of rebels on the vessel Ghost. The rebels carried out missions against the Empire, intersecting with other popular characters from Star Wars like Ahsoka Tano and Lando Calrissian.

“My favorite moment was when Ahsoka descended and revealed herself as Fulcrum,” Marshall said of the Season 1 reveal. Ahsoka was a crossover character from Rebels’ animated predecessor, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (which is returning in a 12-part series).

She also enjoyed punching Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian in the midsection/groin, but only saw the scene when it was completed and aired. It was a fan screening of the series finale where Marshall learned her character’s fate — Hera gave birth to her and Kanan Jarrus’ son, whom she named Jacen Syndulla.

“I’m very grateful she has a son and that she is not alone,” Marshall said, adding she was surprised with the reveal in the epilogue.

Check out the interview above to hear what type of mother she thinks Hera will be, and what the future may hold for the character.


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Marshall says Gamora is more visceral to play than Hera.

FANDOM also asked Marshall about another green character she voices — Gamora from the animated Guardians of the Galaxy. Marshall definitely had issues with her live-action counterpart being killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.

“It was kind of a bummer,” Marshall admitted. “I don’t know if [the dead characters] end up coming back together elsewhere. I feel like [Marvel Studios] is going to bring things full circle. I remember Zoe [Saldana] saying she had a 12-year contract and I don’t think that includes burning into ash [laughs].”

As for the differences between the two warrior women, Marshall enjoyed playing both.

“They’re both highly skilled at combat they’re both very fierce. but their backgrounds drive them in very different ways. but ultimate they fight for good and not evil, so in that sense, they’re very similar,” she explained. “I think Hera leads with her heart. I’m not saying she’s softer but perhaps she’s got less of a horrendous past. I think Gamora is trying to redeem herself having been raised by Thanos. She’s trying to undo what’s she done.”

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Who is Polly Walker? Age Before Beauty’s Bel and star of Mr Selfridge and Patriot Games

POLLY Walker is an English actress who is starring in the new BBC drama Age Before Beauty.

But what else do we know about her? Read on to find out.

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Who is Polly Walker?

Polly Walker is an English actress who was born on 19 May 1966 in Lancashire.

She originally wanted to become a dancer, graduating from the Ballet Rambert School in Twickenham.

However, she had to abandon her ambition after she sustained a leg injury at the age of 18.

She then moved from the Drama Centre in London to the Royal Shakespeare Company and began her career as an actress.

What has she starred in?

Polly has starred in films including Enchanted April, Patriot Games, Sliver, Restoration, The Gambler, Clash of the Titans and Savage Messiah.

Her TV credits include Paranoid, Line of Duty, The Syndicate, Mr Selfridge, Prisoners Wives and Rome.

She is set to play Bel, a homemaker who takes over her family’s salon, in Age Before Beauty on BBC One later this month.


When does Age Before Beauty start on BBC One?

Age Before Beauty starts Tuesday, July 31, on BBC One at 9pm.

The creators have said: “Age Before Beauty explores a fascination with staying young, a fear of ageing, instant gratification and long-term relationships in an irresistible setting.”

Charlotte Moore, the director of BBC content added: “Age Before Beauty has it all: a dysfunctional family, bitter rivalries and botox!”


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So long, Star Wars episodes: The Skywalker saga is officially over

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One thing we know: the Star Wars must end. Well, the Star Wars as we know them, at least. 

Buried in the official announcement of the Star Wars Episode IX cast — masked by fan euphoria over the confirmed return of Mark Hamill (presumably as Luke Skywalker’s Force ghost) and Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, behind the heart-rending detail that unseen footage of Carrie Fisher will be used to help send off General Leia Organa — was this all-important detail. 

The Skywalker saga, that episodic tale blasted onto screens around the world since 1977, will cease with this movie’s release in 2019.  Read more…

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‘A Quiet Place’ Breakout Star on Being a Deaf Role Model, What’s Next

Millicent Simmonds may be the breakout star of the horror hit A Quiet Place, but she remains humble about her status as a deaf icon and her future in the entertainment industry.

The film recently came out for home entertainment, allowing audiences to relive the suspenseful story, or experience for the first time.

Simmonds, who is just 15, admits she was surprised by the film’s success (read our review here).

I didn’t imagine it would take off like this and it was quite a surprise to see that and how much interest people have in this movie,” she told FANDOM’s Clarke Wolfe.

Part of the interest is in her character Regan, the deaf daughter of Lee (John Krasinski) and Evelyn (Emily Blunt). The actors learned American Sign Language from instructors, and Simmonds also helped with teaching.

To see a deaf actor in a deaf role has thrust Simmonds into the spotlight, which she is willing to share.

“It’s really great but it’s not just me as a deaf role model: it’s Lauren Ridloff, it’s Shoshannah [Stern], it’s Josh Feldman, Nyle DiMarco. All of these great actors and people that are involved in Hollywood,” she explained. “They’re deaf and they’ve inspired me as well. It’s nice for me to be able to connect to the community that I am part of.”

That community has praised her on social media:

Simmonds has received critical acclaim for her role in Wonderstruck, including a Critic’s Choice Awards. Expect to see her get some more nominations for A Quiet Place as awards season comes around.

The movie is out on digital, Blu-ray and 4k.

In the bonus clip, Simmonds discusses working with Krasinski in his directorial debut.

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‘Insecure’ Star Natasha Rothwell Joins Cast Of ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel

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Insecure star Natasha Rothwell is jumping onto the big screen.

The actress has been added to Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman sequel, joining fellow franchise newcomers Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal and returning stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Plot details and details of Rothwell’s character are being kept under wraps, but it’s known that the film, which is currently in production, is set in the 1980s and will see Diana (Gadot) facing off against a new villain, Cheetah, played by Wiig.

Pine, Jenkins and Gadot were on hand at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con to debut footage from the follow-up that featured Wonder Woman facing off against two bad guys in a mall food court.

Rothwell, who also serves as a writer on Issa Rae’s HBO series Insecure and previously wrote for Saturday Night Live, was recently seen in Fox 2000’s Love, Simon.

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Shanelle Nyasiase, Rianne van Rompaey and Vittoria Ceretti Star in Alexander McQueen’s Gorgeous Fall 2018 Campaign

Every season has its standout advertising campaign. Last season, it was Alexander McQueen that came out on top and now, with the unveiling of the Fall 2018 offering, the brand is set to steal the spotlight once again. Shanelle Nyasiase returns to the roster, joined by models Rianne van Rompaey and Vittoria Ceretti, for a San Francisco shoot with photographer Jamie Hawkesworth. The city’s various landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Coit Tower, contribute to the series of visually arresting images.

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The moment the campaign dropped, our forum members were in awe. “Gorgeous Picture. The dress looks better than it did on the runway,” said LustforFashion.

“Ugh, I can already tell I will love this. Sarah Burton’s McQueen campaigns are a hundred times better than the actual clothes,” wrote dodencebt.

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“That is FABULOUS! That picture is gallery worthy. The dress and the model are working together, one doesn’t outshine the other and that’s very difficult with such an amazing background,” said GivenchyHomme.

In agreement over how wonderful everything looked was Benn98. “Love each and every shot, but that image of Shanelle is astounding! This campaign, along with the last one, really cements the idea of Jamie as a fashion photographer for me. You can see he’s trying to innovate as opposed to just skating by on his trademark tint,” he commented.

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“What a gorgeous campaign. Rianne and Shanelle are both out of this world,” expressed forum member bluebanter.

“This campaign is so gorgeous. 10 out of 10. I will frame the first picture with Shanelle, that’s pure art. The dress, the pose, the location, and the composition are so perfect. They nailed it,” complemented Perickles.

“Stunning campaign I love how different each model is,” Urban Stylin admired.

Zposen felt the same way: “Beautiful campaign! All three girls brought something unique and mesmerizing to it.”

Forum member dontbeadrag liked what he saw too, adding, “Sarah Burton always has the best campaigns. Glam, expensive and not pretentious.”

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6 Star Trek Aliens That Out-Consume Tribbles

Sure, Tribbles are cute, but they’re also terrifying. They’re rabid consumers, they make Klingons jumpy, they constantly multiply, and they enslave us with their cuteness and incessant trilling. As Spock observed, “They remind me of the lilies of the field. They toil not, neither do they spin. But they seem to eat a great deal.” But are they the apex consumer? Here are six voracious Star Trek aliens to challenge those greedy Tribbles.

The Borg


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The Borg first arrive in the Star Trek universe in The Next Generation episode “Q Who?”  They are cybernetic humanoids that share a hive mind known as the Collective. They consume technology, biology, and individualism in an aggressive quest for perfection. Unlike Tribbles, who enslave humans with cuteness, the Borg assimilate you and take all the best toys for themselves.

Yes, the Borg are the stuff of Federation nightmares. They travel the universe in giant silver cubes of intimidation, while the Tribbles traveled in Cyrano Jones‘ linty (and probably sticky) jacket pocket. Consumption makes a bigger and fluffier Tribble, but assimilation makes a better, more advanced Borg, making the Borg the more successful consumer.

The Talosians


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The Talosians create their own version of a reality TV show.

In The Original Series (TOS) two-part episode “The Menagerie,” the Talosians are on the edge of extinction after a nuclear war. Unable to use their former technology, the surviving Talosians use their godlike psychic powers to satisfy their appetite for entertainment. They capture travelers, read their thoughts to create illusionary worlds for their “guests,” and then consume the drama. The Talosians see themselves as benevolent jailers providing their captives a life of illusionary pleasure, but they’re basically telepathic reality show fans.

Kind, but misguided, the Talosians’ possess terrifying psychic and telekinetic powers. Realizing Earthlings abhor captivity, the Talosians release Captain Pike. Though they show compassion to Pike, their captivating illusions and sophisticated palate set the Talosians above the clueless Tribbles.

The Crystalline Entity


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The Crystalline Entity easily dwarfs the Enterprise in sheer size.

In TNG episode “Datalore,” the crew find Lore, Data’s formerly unknown brother. Once aboard the Enterprise, Lore betrays the crew by contacting the Crystalline Entity, an enormous twinkling snowflake that lives in space. It consumes all organic life, and Lore has rung the dinner bell.

The Entity seems unsurpassable in both quantity and variety of consumption. It’s able to live in the harsh vacuum of space. Tribbles can consume shocking amounts of valuable grain, but they cannot live in space or devour all life on a planet. In an eating contest, the Crystalline Entity would have to be the favorite.

The Horta


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Captain Kirk, Bones, Spock, and some surplus redshirts investigate the deaths of 50 miners on Janus VI in TOS episode, The Devil in the Darkness.” They discover the Horta, a silicon-based organism resembling a Rock-type Pokémon. It’s responsible for the miners’ deaths, but things don’t add up — the Horta consumes rock, not miners.

After a mind meld with the Horta, Spock uncovers the truth: the Horta killed the miners to protect its young. The Horta consumes solid rock quickly, creating large, smooth tunnels, which the Janus VI miners can use. The miners and the Horta come to a mutually beneficial agreement to live and work peacefully together. Unlike the lazy Tribble, this unusual consumer works for its supper.

Species 8472


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Species 8472 was so scary, they forced the Voyager crew into an alliance with the Borg.

Species 8472 can consume you from the inside out. Their devouring process starts on a cellular level. Once their DNA invades an organism, it consumes the victim’s cells transforming them into Species 8472. In Voyager’s two-part episode “Scorpion,” the Borg are losing ships and homeworlds to Species 8472s’ superior organic technology and imperviousness to Borg assimilation.

Poor CG quality failed to bring this alien to life visually, but Species 8472 was a consumer so fierce that it forced the Federation and the Borg into an uneasy alliance. Like the Tribbles, Species 8472’s consumption multiplies their numbers. However, when Tribbles multiply, you just get more Tribbles. When Species 8472 does it, it furthers their plans for domination.

Creature M-113


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Creature M-113 is a deadly leech with telepathic abilities.

Creature M-113, nicknamed the “salt vampire” by fans, consumes the salt from other organisms causing their deaths. M-113 is able to read minds and use a person’s memories to appear as someone they know. In TOS episode “The Man Trap,” the creature, desperate for salt, uses its unique ability to appear as a face familiar to its victim to make the Enterprise its hunting ground. As the redshirts pile up, suspicion falls on the salt vampire.

Hunter or hunted? It’s a matter of perspective; M-113 is the last of its kind and consumes to survive. When Dr. McCoy destroys the creature, we feel an emptiness at the loss of this siren-like consumer who lured its prey with a friendly and familiar face. Creature M-113’s skills of deception make it a far more formidable consumer than the simple Tribble.

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‘Black-ish’ star Anthony Anderson under investigation for alleged assault

“Blackish” star Anthony Anderson is reportedly under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department for an alleged assault on a woman who had catered an event for the actor.

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Musical ‘Cats’ to Star Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift and Ian McKellen; Here’s Everything We Know

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Broadway fans who also love movies are having a great week. Not only has Lin-Manuel Miranda set his directorial debut with an adaptation of Jonathan Larson's autobiographical show Tick, Tick…Boom!, but now comes word of a Cats movie. Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical was announced for the big screen back in 2016, but now is gearing up with a cast list.

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WASHINGTON — Astronomers may have caught a relatively nearby star munching on a planet or mini-planets. A NASA space telescope noticed that the star suddenly started looking a bit strange last year. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory spotted a 30-fold increase in iron on the edge of the star, which is only 10 million years old,…
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Every year, Comic-Con is a source for lots of movie news. Studios announce the latest superheroes heading to the big screen. Productions announce the casting of previously announced comic book adaptations. Sometimes we get more information on a highly anticipated release.

This week, from Wednesday's preview night through Sunday's panels, we'll be updating this post with the biggest and best revelations out of the convention. 

 

Return of The Clone Wars…

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TLC star Jinger Duggar and husband Mike Vuolo welcome daughter Felicity

And baby makes three.

Reality star Jinger Duggar, 24, gave birth to daughter Felicity Nicole early Thursday morning, she and husband Mike Vuolo announced.

”God is so kind! Jinger gave birth to Felicity Nicole Vuolo this morning at 4:37 am. Felicity weighs 8lbs. and 3oz. and is 19.5 inches long,”…

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Long in development, a new big-screen version of Frank Herbert's Dune is moving forward and may have found its star. Read onward to learn everything we know.

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Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, top) is "in final talks" to star in Dune, according to Deadline. The actor can next be seen in the drama Beautiful Boy, due for release on October 12.

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Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival, Blade…

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‘The Wire’ Star Wood Harris Won’t Face Charges for Allegedly Beating His Girlfriend

Wood Harris, known for his role as Avon Barksdale on the hit HBO series “The Wire,” — won’t face any criminal charges after allegedly beating his girlfriend.

She is now threatening further legal action.

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The alleged incident went down back in April in Philly, when Harris’ gf of 2 years, Anya Richardson, claimed he flew into a violent rage that landed her in the hospital.

According to a police report, obtained by TMZ, Richardson claimed he struck her multiple times in the stomach, neck and ribs. Richardson also alleged he spat on her face and choked her.

We reached out to Richardson, who tells TMZ … Harris invited her to Philly where he was shooting “Creed II.” She tells us they were in his hotel room when the unprovoked attack allegedly went down.

She says she went to the hospital the next day and reported the incident to police the day after her hospital visit. We spoke to a rep for the Philadelphia D.A.’s Office who tells us … they could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt a crime had occurred, so they declined to prosecute.

Richardson’s attorney, Alberto Ebanks, tells TMZ … his client “feels there is little choice but to pursue alternative remedies to help protect other women from the threat of assault.”

A rep for Harris tells TMZ … “The account by this woman is pure fabrication. Wood was never questioned by the authorities and that should speak to the authenticity of the accusation. No further comment.”

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‘Roe v. Wade’ Star Breaks Silence: Anti-Abortion Film Is Like Lancing a Boil

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Filming of the stridently anti-abortion film Roe v. Wade has been roiled by its gruesome, dismembered-fetus-filled script, but actor Corbin Bernsen is sticking with the controversial production.

While the macabre details of some portions of the script sent the film’s original director, costumer, location scout, and once-committed actors like Kevin Sorbo and Stephen Baldwin running, the L.A. Law and Major League star likens the way he says the movie will relieve political tensions to lancing a boil.

“We are a country that is festering right now,” Bernsen said Thursday on the sidelines of a Roe v. Wade shoot at Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial. “We have a boil on the skin. And what’s happening is we’re popping it. So the infection doesn’t spread.”

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Keri Russell to Star in Supernatural ‘Antlers’; Here’s Everything We Know

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Last December, we heard that Guillermo del Toro would be producing Antlers, a film of the supernatural. Now comes word via THR that Keri Russell (TV's The Americans, above) is in negotiations to star. What do we know about this project?

What's the story?

Written by Henry Chaisson and Nick Antosca, it's based on Antosca's short story "The Quiet Boy." The film will follow a teacher who tries to protect one of her students after learning a disturbing secret about…

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Billy Dee Williams to Reprise Lando Role for ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’; Here’s What We Know So Far

Billy Dee Williams to Reprise Lando Role for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'; Here's What We Know So Far

Update: We've been wondering if Lando Calrissian would show up in the current Star Wars trilogy. The popular scoundrel from the original trilogy was a big part of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and his absence from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi has left fans wondering what became of the traitor turned hero of the rebel fleet.

Lando was given a minor update in the recent official-canon book Bloodline and is a big part of another new book called Last…

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Photo Flash: Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton and More Star in JERSEY BOYS at the Muny

Jersey Boys, winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, is the authentic biographic story of the magic behind the music of worldwide megahit group, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Featuring over 30 chart-topping hits, including fan favorites Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, this Muny premiere is almost too good to be true, and will leave audiences saying, Oh, What a Night
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Man shocked to discover family friend is an adult film star

Dear Amy: There is a 31-year-old woman who has been a part of our family since she was a teenager. She and my kids grew up together and they are still good friends.

Her parents are good friends of my wife and me. She is Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude from a good college. She has a…

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Again?! ‘Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta’ Star Tommie Lee Has Been Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ fave Tommie Lee is in trouble with the law…again.

She’s was arrested for disorderly conduct.

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Tommie was busted early Monday morning in Atlanta outside of the Royal Peacock club after a cop told her to get out of the roadway where he was directing traffic … and she allegedly ignored his instructions and got belligerent.

The tipping point … cops say Tommie struck a nearby valet working for the venue in the head, and that’s when officers made their move to detain her. We’re told the valet didn’t want to press charges, but cops arrested Tommie anyway and booked her for disorderly conduct while under the influence. 

It’s unclear what cops think she was on, but booze could spell big trouble — as in, jail time — for Tommie. Just 2 months ago a judge ordered her to wear an alcohol monitoring device, and stay out of trouble.

She’s definitely failed on at least one front.

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Keri Russell to star in Star Wars: Episode IX

OHMYGOSSIP — Keri Russell is being eyed for a role in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’.
The 42-year-old actress is reportedly set to star in the upcoming final main instalment of the popular sci-fi franchise, according to a report from Variety magazine.
Keri’s role is not yet known, but it will bring her back together with the movie’s writer and director J.J. Abrams, whom she last worked with on 2006’s ‘Mission: Impossible III’.
According to Variety, her role calls for action-heavy fight scenes, which is believed to have pushed casting directors toward Keri because of her experience with tough stunts though projects including FX show ‘The Americans’ and 2014 movie ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’.
J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm were said to have met with several actresses for the role over the past two months, and are believed to have settled on Keri earlier this week.
Abrams is said to be deciding on two more casting choices, which will be revealed before the film begins production at the end of the month.
‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ will see current main stars including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver all return to the franchise.
Meanwhile, Abrams – who previously helmed ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ – was brought onto the project after Colin Trevorrow exited following creative differences.
Colin left the production in September 2017, and recently admitted he only has positive memories of his experience working on the hotly anticipated movie.
He said: “I don’t want to talk too much about it because I don’t want to affect the way that fans get to see these films.
“When we were kids, these movies came to us from far away. They were a gift. And the more we talk about how they’re made, the more it reveals that they’re just movies. But they’re not just movies, they’re more than that.
“Beyond that, I got the opportunity to tell a story that is a celebration of everything I believe in, I got to tell it to George Lucas and I got to tell it to Luke Skywalker, and those are experiences I will cherish for the rest of my life.”

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Keri Russell Is Joining ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’; Here’s What We Know So Far

Keri Russell Is Joining 'Star Wars: Episode IX'; Here's What We Know So Far

Fans can look forward to many familiar faces returning for Star Wars: Episode IX next year, including Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, but now we know of at least one new addition. Variety has revealed that actress Keri Russell is in talks to join the cast of the sequel, which follows last year's Star Wars: The Last Jedi to conclude the "Skywalker Saga."

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‘Jersey Shore’ star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro spends Fourth of July with ex Jen Harley after her domestic battery charges were dropped

Liberty, justice and peace for Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jen Harley.

The “Jersey Shore” star reunited with his ex-girlfriend Wednesday to celebrate the holiday just a day after the Clark County District Attorney’s Office dropped the domestic battery charges against her.

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From Barbecue Food Truck Business to Food Network TV Star

Just two years after opening Big Lee’s BBQ food truck in Ocala, Florida, chef Rashad Jones attracted the attention of Food Network star Guy Fieri’s show, Guy’s Big Project. After winning the competition, Jones landed his own show, Eat, Sleep, BBQ. Now, he’s having the time of his life traveling across the country with one of the most influential TV chefs in the country. “I was 37 years old when my TV journey began, said Jones. After almost 40 years of living and succeeding and failing and reflecting, I thought I knew myself really well. I thought I knew my strengths and weaknesses really well. But it’s amazing what happens when you step completely out of your comfort zone. With absolutely no TV experience, I originally felt like I had a pretty slim shot at even making it out of the first round of challenges on Guy’s Big Project. But each day, I felt more and more of this side of myself that I had never seen come to life. My confidence in my abilities grew stronger in front of the camera, in front of Guy Fieri, and I started to finally see that I belonged here.”

In the midst of managing his new TV role and running his thriving business, we caught up with the pitmaster for tips on what it takes to launch a profitable food truck business and maintain a healthy family life.

You’re only open two days a week, but gross five-figure profits each week. Why did you decide to limit the number of days you would be open for business?

We were originally open three days a week. However, my wife and I decided long before we opened that, no matter how successful our business becomes, we would never let it compromise our family and our relationship. Our boys were super young—the youngest just weeks old after we opened for business—and it was becoming a regular occurrence for me to go days without seeing them because of my crazy work schedule. So, we made the decision to only operate on Saturdays. It was hard because there was a demand for what we were doing, but we had faith that making the best decision for our family, as crazy as it seemed, would also be the right move for our business.

This business model would actually prove to be more efficient and profitable than the previous three-day/week schedule. We saw demand continue to grow, but at a pace that exceeded expectations. I definitely think the limited hours inadvertently contributed to this phenomenon. Since then, we’ve added Fridays to our operating schedule and honestly haven’t looked back.

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If someone wanted to start a food truck business, what advice or steps would you share with them?

  1.  Know your passion – After you’ve identified the thing that you’re passionate about, learn it. When the barbecue bug bit me, I didn’t stop at playing around on my backyard smoker. This undoubtedly had a tremendous impact on the quality and consistency of my product.
  2. Test your model – Just because you’re passionate about something, it doesn’t mean your passion can be monetized. Long before we bought our food truck, we developed a rough model for our business concept and tested it out. We were cooking the food we wanted to serve on our menu and putting together the boxes that would ultimately become our trademark “lunch boxes” and giving them away via social media. We then asked those recipients to give us their honest feedback online so that we could compile that information and use it to improve our model. We also competed in a local barbecue competition before we opened for business to get some unbiased feedback on our food. We swept the competition, winning the People’s Choice award and a unanimous judges’ decision. This was huge validation and encouragement for us to take a more substantial step toward opening our food truck.
  3.  Be tough – There is a common misconception that running a food truck is easy. That is not true. There are times when you have to wear 10 hats all at the same time. With such a limited space to work in, you have to have ingenuity and creative thinking to maximize your efficiency and productivity.
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Your wife plays a major role in helping you to grow the family business. Plus she’s a mom and Ph.D. at a major institution. What’s the family formula for working together and juggling the demands of a business?

Patrice and I are super ambitious and our personal mission statement is, “live full, die empty.” This mentality is one of the main ingredients in our formula. If you want it, you have to go get it. You have to stoke fires, and trim briskets, and work on dissertations at 3 a.m., and nurse babies, and be in the office for work at 8 a.m. the next morning. Excuses are just not options for us. We also realize that our lives and our union can produce something that our four boys and generations after them can enjoy and continue to finesse.

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ star Kaley Cuoco marries Karl Cook

“The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco is a married woman.

The actress, 32, tied the knot with fiancé Karl Cook Saturday in a romantic ceremony at a horse stable near San Diego, Calif.

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Jared Leto to Star in ‘Spider-Man’ Spin-off ‘Morbius’; Here’s Everything We Know

Jared Leto to Star in 'Spider-Man' Spin-off 'Morbius'; Here's Everything We Know

We've been hearing a lot about Jared Leto and his various continuing exploits as The Joker (above in Suicide Squad). But it turns out that Leto will be starring as another comic-book character, Morbius, in another cinematic universe. Read onward for all we know.

Who is Morbius?

A spin-off in the new, steadily expanding Spider-Man cinematic universe, Morbius (the film) will revolve around the Marvel comic book character Morbius, the Living Vampire. First appearing as an antagonist in…

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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s friends are warning the ‘Jersey Shore’ star to cut ties with his baby mama, out of fears her latest domestic violence arrest is a bad omen of what’s to come if he stays with her. Sources close to Ronnie tell us he’s been trying…

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Pete Davidson Asked This ‘Queer Eye’ Star to Help Him Prepare for Wedding

Here comes the groom! Pete Davidson has called upon Queer Eye’s fashion guru, Tan France, to help dress him for his wedding to Ariana Grande.

France, 35, opened up about the exciting collaboration while speaking to the New York Post’s Page Six on Tuesday, June 26. “He asked if I’d help him, the answer is yes,” said the Netflix star, who previously helped Davidson amp up his look during a March Saturday Night Live promo.

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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson in New York City on June 19, 2018. PC/MEGA

Earlier this month, Us Weekly exclusively revealed that Davidson, 24, and Grande, 25, had gotten engaged weeks after they started dating. Since then, they’ve moved into a luxury, $ 16 million condo in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood and have gotten tattoos together. The A-list couple also frequently takes to social media to share photos with one another and eagle-eyed fans often point out sweet messages that they leave on each other’s posts.

The comedian confirmed his engagement to the pop star during his visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, June 20. “I feel like I won a contest,” he raved at the time. “It’s f—king lit, Jimmy. It’s so lit … It’s so funny to walk down the street because dudes are walking by … Some dude goes up to me and says, ‘Yo man, you gave me hope.’ I was, like, I didn’t know I was that lucky. I’m a lucky motherf—ker.”

Davidson gifted his fiancée a diamond sparkler that’s reportedly valued at $ 93,000. Grande has been seen sporting the ring during performances and while hitting the streets of NYC hand-in-hand with the Set It Up actor.

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Rian Johnson baits ‘Star Wars’ fans who want to remake ‘The Last Jedi’

Anything Rian Johnson can do, fans think they can do better.

A group of fans, going under the Twitter handle @RMTheLastJedi or “Remake the Last Jedi,” have decided that they could put on a much better Episode VIII than Johnson did.

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BAPE & Medicom Toy Pay Tribute to ‘Star Wars’ for New Baby Milo

Adding to the long line of collectibles in the Star Wars universe, BAPE and Medicom Toy have teamed up on a new Baby Milo vinyl toy that honors the pop culture phenomenon.

Notably, BAPE and Medicom Toy have come together for a trio of new Baby Milo figurines: two separate black and white Stormtrooper Baby Milo creations, and one standout Darth Vader iteration.

You can take a look at BAPE and Medicom Toy’s three new Star Wars Baby Milo figures above, and check out an Instagram post about the items below. For more information, check out the collaboration’s official website.

Back in November of 2018, BAPE and Medicom Toy also linked up for another collaborative figure collection involving Star Wars characters.

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10 Star Trek Cameos That Are Out of This World

Star Trek has been around for more than five decades, and in that time, it’s attracted its fair share of big names from the world of movies, music and even actual science.  In fact, a surprising amount of modern Holywood icons actually got their break on Star Trek, appearing in small roles in both ‘Trek movies and episodes while working as jobbing actors.

There are almost too many of these blink-and-you’ll-miss them cameos to choose from. But now, after weeks of arguments we managed to whittle them down to our ten favourite.

Without further ado, here are the coolest cameos in the history of Star Trek.

Dwayne Johnson


Star Trek Dwayne Johnson.

Before he made the move from wrestling ring to cinema screen, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson appeared in a 2000 episode of Star Trek: Voyager entitled “Tsunkatse.” The ep’s story revolves around a blood sport playing out in an arena on an alien planet. In a nice case of two fandoms colliding, Dwayne plays a Pendari warrior who ends up defeating Seven of Nine with the help of The Rock’s signature move, Rock Bottom. Funnily enough, he isn’t the only wrestler to appear in Star Trek, with Big Show also showing up in Enterprise episode “Borderlands” as a slave trader.

Mick Fleetwood


Star Trek Mick Fleetwood.

Fun fact –Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood wasn’t new to acting when he cameoed in Star Trek, having previously played a resistance leader in The Running Man. But at least you actually saw his face in that movie. When Mick showed up as an Antedian dignitary in Next Generation episode “Manhunt” in 1989, he was buried under a mountain of fishy prosthetics. Making him pretty much unrecognisable. Still, the role was a juicy one, with Fleetwood’s character revealed as something of a terrorist.

Seth MacFarlane

Family Guy creator guy Seth MacFarlane LOVES Star Trek — and he hasn’t been shy about his favourite fandom. As a teen he made the above fan film with his friends. Hell, he even manages to work Trek references into pretty much all of his shows. And now he’s had a character named after him. Still, nothing can beat actually being IN Star Trek, and in 2005 Seth played engineer Rivers in Enterprise episodes “The Forgotten” and “Affliction.” If that wasn’t enough Seth MacTreklane for you, more recently he created and starred in Star Trek homage The Orville.

Sarah Silverman


Star Trek Sarah Silverman.

Comedian Sarah Silverman played astronomer Rain Robinson in the Voyager two-parter “Future’s End.” In this double-pronged outing, the Star Trek crew meet  Silverman when they travel back to 1996 Los Angeles. According to a Tweet by producer Bryan Fuller, the showrunners liked Silverman so much that they considered bring her onboard as a series regular. Though that idea was apparently nixed when Jeri Ryan went full-time as Seven of Nine in Season 4.

Iggy Pop


Star Trek Iggy Pop.

Rock legend Iggy Pop sometimes seems like an alien. So it’s little surprise that he played one, in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Magnificent Ferengi” in 1997. As Vortan clone Yelgrun, Pop endeavoured to negotiate a prisoner exchange, and ends up being captured and handed over to Starfleet. Impressively, the star actually delivered a controlled and understated performance that’s a million miles away from his crazy onstage persona.

Christian Slater


Star Trek Christian Slater.

Christian Slater is a long-time Trek fan, and briefly appeared as ‘Excelsior Communications Officer’ in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Though the actor probably didn’t have to work too hard for the part, as his mother — Mary Jo Slater — was in charge of casting on the movie. Slater has since revealed that the costume he wore was William Shatner’s in Wrath of Khan. Which Christian duly kept once he’d wrapped shooting.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan


Star Trek Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

The very talented Jeffrey Dean Morgan achieved global fame playing Negan in The Walking Dead. But long before he was fighting zombies and bashing in human skulls, he played a Xindi Reptilian in Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Carpenter Street.” Apparently though, Morgan didn’t exactly enjoy the experience. Telling Entertainment Weekly “I had to pay my bills. I knew I’d play some guy saying some stuff. Then I got a call saying I needed to go in for a prosthetic fitting. I remember them dripping goop on my face, and I had straws sticking out of my nose. I couldn’t eat lunch. I was claustrophobic. I’d go home in tears. This was the job that made me want to quit acting.” We’re glad he didn’t.

Tom Morello

Guitar legend Tom Morello is also a Star Trek super-fan, and asked producer Rick Berman for a part. Which Berman duly agreed to thanks to his son being a Rage Against the Machine super-fan. Morello is therefore uncredited as a Son’a officer in Star Trek: Insurrection. But his trekking didn’t end there, with Morello playing Crewman Mitchell in Voyager episode “Good Shepherd.” In which he does the opposite of raging against the machine, snapping to attention when Captain Janeway enters his space. Trekking in the name of.

Kirsten Dunst


Star Trek Kirsten Dunst.

Best known for her roles in Interview with the Vampire and the Spider-Man movies, Kirsten Dunst appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1993, when she was just 11-year-old. Playing Cairn child Hedril, Dunst’s character visits the USS Enterprise-D on a diplomatic mission with her father. Where her telepathic powers trigger painful suppressed memories in Lwaxana Troi.

Stephen Hawking


Star Trek Stephen Hawking.

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking was so famous, he got to play himself in Star Trek. During the Season 6 finale of The Next Generation, Hawking participates in a hilarious game of poker with Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton and Data. With Hawking winning by bluffing Einstein. It’s a memorable cameo, which Hawking followed up with guest spots on the likes of The Simpsons, Futurama, and The Big Bang Theory. Speaking of which…

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Ewan McGregor to Star in ‘Doctor Sleep’; Here’s Everything We Know

Ewan McGregor to Star in 'Doctor Sleep'; Here's Everything We Know

Update: Ewan McGregor (above in TV's Fargo) will star in Doctor Sleep, according to Variety. Based on Stephen King's novel, the sequel to The Shining will be directed by Mike Flanagan (Gerald's Game).

McGregor will play Dan Torrance, the little boy known as Danny in the original film. Now he's an adult; he's still dealing with troubling ghosts from his past, but his psychic abilities help him to comfort dying patients at the hospice where he works.

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Why ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Will Be Essential Viewing for Fans of the Movies

George Lucas’s galaxy far, far away has always been rife with amazing ancillary stories that sit outside the canonical Star Wars movies. After all, these books, comics, and games were all fans could consume during the 16-year interim between the release of episodes VI and I, then again until the Disney acquisition back in October of 2012. This newly rebooted extended universe, however, is anything but a cash grab, with Star Wars’ most recent animated TV offerings serving to trigger events and plot lines that are now starting to permeate big screen entries.

If you haven’t been watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars or Star Wars Rebels until now, you’ve been missing out. But don’t worry, because a new animated Star Wars series is scheduled to debut later this year, giving you another chance to get involved in the animated universe. Star Wars Resistance is set to take place in between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, and here’s why those still invested in Lucasfilm’s upcoming movie slate will want to pay attention.

Where Elements From All Eras Converge


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Star Wars Rebels.

Like or loathe the prequel trilogy, it happened; it’s canon. And so far, the Star Wars extended universe has done a decent job of taking some of the best elements first introduced here (Darth Maul, the clone army, Anakin’s slow descent to the dark side) and even expanding upon them for the better. It’s through The Clone Wars and its sequel series that we get to experience such arcs as Rex, a clone trooper captain that broke free from the emperor’s Order 66 programming, wrestled with the fact that he was bred for war, before going on to fight alongside the rebels at the Battle of Endor. And this is canon!

Both of showrunner Dave Filoni’s existing animated TV shows are full of examples similar to this, where what were thought to have been throwaway concepts and characters are given time to fully develop. Sometimes to such a degree that those who just watch Star Wars movies can even be left scratching their head. Did a certain former Sith’s presence at the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story leave you shocked? Not if you’ve been paying close attention elsewhere.

This crossover between all of Star Wars’ greatest era elements is arguably best witnessed during the finale of Rebels season 2. For it was here where fan-favourite characters Darth Vader and Darth Maul got to share the same space. In a two-part special titled “Twilight of the Apprentice“, we got to see our regular cast of rebels fight off evil on two fronts with Jedi protagonists Ezra and Kanan battling Maul — long thought dead, as Clone WarsAhsoka Tano is forced to face her former Jedi master in his Vader guise for the very first time.

It’s through interweaving like this that any casual or committed viewers get to experience the level of grandeur previously only thought present in the movies. Dave Filoni’s genuine appreciation of the franchise, however, means he can have this bleed through even in a much shorter format. Expect great narratives and moments like this to continue in his upcoming Star Wars Resistance.

Documenting Events Leading Up To Episodes VII VIII and IX


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Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

When Star Wars exploded back into our lives with the arrival of The Force Awakens, it did so leaving a big time gap. We were left wondering how the First Order were able to rise up from the ashes of the defeated Empire, why Luke Skywalker sought to retire after becoming a Jedi master, and how the Rebellion crumbled away until the Resistance was all that remained.

A sprinkling of these stories have been told mainly in books and comics until now, but it’s this period that will act as the main thrust to Star Wars Resistance. We’ll get to experience it through the eyes of an entirely new character known as Kazuda Xiono, who Dave Filoni describe as “a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.” This makes it seem like a safe bet that we’ll get to witness this period from the viewpoint of both factions. Exciting considering the new trilogy’s tendency to show the dark side as evil and vice versa.

Given how closely linked Rebels was to The Clone Wars, don’t be too surprised if you see threads originally spun in those shows iterated upon in the new series. Characters like Ezra, Hera, and Zeb are all rebels capable of surviving the events of Return of the Jedi, and their wisdom is sure to come in handy during the early days of the Resistance. People we know we’ll be bumping into include Poe Dameron – expected considering the show’s emphasis on pilots – alongside the underutilised Captain Phasma.

Big Screen Talent on the Small Screen


Captain Phasma
Captain Phasma.

Giving Star Wars Resistance some cachet is the fact that both Dameron and Phasma will be voiced by original live-action actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively. This isn’t the first time original stars have returned to their characters for TV. Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, and even James Earl Jones have lent voicework previously, but this willingness to avoid recasting proves that Star Wars Resistance won’t feel any less authentic than the cinematic episodes.

Captain Phasma’s inclusion is where the real excitement stems from here. It’s currently unknown if the stormtrooper captain will return after her apparent demise at the hands of Finn in The Last Jedi, so Star Wars Resistance is the perfect opportunity to expand the background of the character. We’ve been told she’s a forceful presence, but unlike Poe who’s been graced with enough time to shine in episodes VI and VIII, Phasma has often felt like an afterthought. With any luck, Star Wars Resistance will change this and let us appreciate the “tough veteran commander” schtick.

Given the popularity of Dave Filoni’s past animated Star Wars shows and what we know about Star Wars Resistance so far, the stars are seemingly aligned to make Kazuda Xiono’s tale one worth watching. How else will anyone be able to fully appreciate the subtle callbacks present in the main saga going forward?

Star Wars Resistance debuts on Disney XD this autumn.

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Former NFL Star Kellen Winslow Jr. Faces Life In Prison On Rape & Kidnapping Charges

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Former tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. may face life behind bars after his recent arrest in San Diego on charges of rape and kidnapping, Yahoo Sports reports.

The allegations reportedly include multiple victims. He is charged with two counts of kidnapping with intent to rape, two counts of forcible rape, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of forcible oral copulation, two counts of residential burglary and one count of indecent exposure, according to NBC.

Winslow was arrested last week in the San Diego neighborhood, Encinitas, after a woman called about an alleged burglary. The alleged victim took a photo of the car the suspect was driving and the description matched Winslow’s vehicle. He was held for five hours and then released on bail.

The former baller was set to be arraigned on Thursday for the burglary charges, before he was arrested again on on June 14th for the rape and kidnapping charges.

This isn’t the footballers first brush with trouble–he was arrested back in 2013 after being accused of masturbating in a New Jersey Target parking lot.

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John Boyega Slams People Who ‘Harass’ ‘Star Wars’ Cast Members

Star Wars: The Last actor star John Boyega took to social media today to slam all of the franchise’s haters who like to harass cast members online. Here is what he had to say!

The 26 year old star’s tweets followed Kelly Marie Tran’s decision to delete her Instagram account as she was sick and tired of having to deal with all kinds of negative comments and trolling.

But she was not the only one who whipped her account due to the online harassment.

Back in 2016, Daisy Ridley also left social media after she had posted about gun control.

‘To the majority of the Star Wars fans thank you for supporting us and putting yourselves in our shoes. You understand that there’s a process so much appreciated!’ Boyega wrote.

‘If you do not like Star Wars or the characters understand that there are decisions makers and harassing the actors/actresses will do nothing. You are not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude. Even if you paid for a ticket!’ the man said in another tweet.

This month, Tran deleted all her Insta posts after she allegedly got sexist, racist and generally hateful comments on her profile.

‘On social media, a few unhealthy people can cast a big shadow on the wall, but over the past four years, I have met lots of real fellow SW fans. We like and dislike stuff, but we do it with humor, love, and respect. We are the VAST majority, we are having fun and doing just fine,’ Johnson wrote.

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Who is Awkwafina — The Breakout Star of ‘Ocean’s 8’?

Ocean’s 8 stars some of Hollywood’s biggest names: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway. And a relative unknown named Awkwafina.

Who is she and where did she come from? They’re questions she’s heard many times.

“I get tons of comments that are just like, ‘Who are you?’” the 30-year-old explained to USA Today. “I think it’s because people were shocked, appalled, confused, and angry that my name is Awkwafina and they didn’t immediately know who I was in this line-up of superstars.”

Here are some fun facts about the breakout star from the cinema caper (Read FANDOM’s review here).

Her Real Name

While her stage name sounds like the bottled water brand Aquafina, she had a relatively normal upbringing.

Born Nora Lum to a Chinese American father and Korean immigrant mother, Awkwafina was raised in Queens and attended the infamous LaGuardia High School (aka the Fame high school).

Naturally shy and self-deprecating, Lum created her persona. “Awkwafina just doesn’t care, so I need to harness a little of both when I do movies or write a song,” she explained.

With her passion for the performing arts, she started a career in music before moving to work behind and in front of the camera.

Where You Know Her From

Although she began rapping as a teen, Awkwafina broke out in 2012 with a parody rap that’s too vulgar for us to embed but you can check out here. Since being uploaded, the song has garnered nearly 2.5 million views.

In 2014, she was cast on MTV’s Girl Code. Her small screen roles continued with parts on Hulu’s Future Man.

She lent her voice talents to Storks (and the upcoming Angry Birds 2), but Ocean’s — where she plays a fast-talking pickpocket — is her highest profile project to date.

Don’t Confuse Her With…

There’s a character on BoJock Horseman named Sextina Aquafina (a variant of Christina Aguilera and Awkwafina).

Like Awkwafina, Sextina is also a controversial musical artist with explicit lyrics.

“They call me the fish from BoJack Horseman,” Awkwafina jokes. “We’re not related.”

Where You’ll See (and Hear) Her Next

In addition to Ocean’s 8, Awkwafina will appear in Crazy Rich Asians as Constance Wu’s character’s best friend Goh Peik Lin.

She’ll appear quite different, wearing a short blonde bob. But her sense of humor comes through, delivering lines like, “Dayum Rachel, he’s like the Asian Bachelor!”

Her record “In Fina We Trust” also drops the same day as Ocean’s release, proving she’s a smart self-promoter as well.

Ocean’s 8 is out in theaters now. Crazy Rich Asians opens on August 15, 2018.

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James Marsden to Star in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’: Here’s Everything We Know So Far

James Marsden to Star in 'Sonic the Hedgehog': Here's Everything We Know So Far

James Marsden (HBO's Westworld) will star in Sonic the Hedgehog, according to Variety. The actor will probably not be playing the titular anthropomorphic blue spiny mammal, however. (Sorry if you thought your fantasy was coming true!) Here's everything we know about the movie so far.

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Robert Mandan, best known for his role as Chester Tate on “Soap,” died last month.

He was 86.

The actor died after a long illness, his friend told The Hollywood Reporter.

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Sherlock Star Benedict Cumberbatch Fights Off 4 Attackers to Save Civilian

Perhaps Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch should consider moonlighting as a superhero. He sure seemed to fit the bill this weekend when he saved a food delivery cyclist in London from four vicious muggers.

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Per U.K. paper The Sun, the actor spotted the attack from his Uber car and didn’t hesitate to help. He jumped out of the car and ran toward the ruckus, shouting, “Leave him alone!” Witnesses say that when the attackers failed to back off, Cumberbatch pulled them off the cyclist and fought them until they finally ran away.

Cumberbatch’s Uber driver, Manuel Dias, confirmed the heroic story to The Sun.

“I was taking Benedict and his wife to a club — but I didn’t know it was him at first,” Dias recounted. “I went to turn down into Marylebone High Street and we saw four guys were pushing around a Deliveroo cyclist. My passenger jumped out, ran over and pulled the men away. They turned towards him and things looked like getting worse, so I joined in.”

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It was in the middle of the melee that Dias recognized Cumberbatch. “Then it all got a bit surreal. Here was Sherlock Holmes fighting off four attackers just round the corner from Baker Street,” Dias said, pointing out the proximity of the attack to the fictional Sherlock Holmes’ home at 221 B Baker Street.

Although he clearly contributed as well, the driver insisted that “the cyclist was lucky, Benedict’s a superhero.” He also noted that Cumberbatch was very brave and “did most of it, to be honest.”

If that doesn’t fill you with hope for humanity, Cumberbatch’s interaction with the rescued rider surely will. Said Dias, “He asked the rider how he was and when he said, ‘I’m OK,’ Benedict just hugged him.'”

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Deliveroo, the food delivery service the cyclist works for, responded via a spokesperson, thanking Cumberbatch for his heroic actions.

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The Hills Star Brody Jenner Marries Kaitlynn Carter! Inside Their Destination Wedding

Brody Jenner wed longtime girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter in a stunning ocean-view ceremony Saturday on the exotic island of Nihi Sumba, off the coast of Indonesia, PEOPLE can exclusively confirm.

Jenner’s brother Brandon and mom Linda Thompson looked on as the former Hills star exchanged vows with his influencer fiancée.

The ceremony and reception culminated four days of festivities on the breathtaking isle, including horse races on the beach and a white party where the intimate guest list of 50 close friends and family danced the night away.

“We’re just excited to celebrate spending the rest of our lives together,” Jenner told PEOPLE just weeks before the big day. “I can’t wait to marry Kaitlynn.”

Jenner, 34, and Carter, 29, met at a party in 2013 and the connection was immediate. “I was going after her,” Jenner said. “She’s an amazing girl.”

Added Carter: “He was really honest about what he wanted, no messing around, and I found that really charming and refreshing. Pretty soon after we started dating, I thought it could be for life.”

Carter moved in soon after, and in 2016, Jenner proposed at the same resort on Nihi Sumba where they would eventually wed.

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“I’m glad we took our time to get to know each other,” said Carter of the long engagement. “We know for sure that we can work through things and that we want to be together.”

Now, the new Mr. and Mrs. will head to a romantic honeymoon — and are looking forward to life as it was, with a special twist.

“I’m looking forward to living the rest of my life with Kaitlynn,” Jenner said. “Hopefully not too much changes. But having the ring and the commitment, that’s really exciting.”


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The Week in Movie News: Jamie Foxx Is Spawn, What’s Next for ‘Star Wars’ and More

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Jamie Foxx is officially the new Spawn: Oscar winner Jamie Foxx has been confirmed for Todd McFarlane's Spawn reboot, based on his own comics, and the actor will reportedly be silent for most of the movie. Read more here.

 

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How Important is ‘Solo’ Pirate Enfys Nest to the Star Wars Saga?

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Proceed at your own risk.

Enfys Nest has been shrouded in mystery ever since there was any news about the character appearing in Solo. Everything from whether Nest was an antagonist or ally, to the character’s gender, has been called into question. It’s not until the climax of Solo that we find out who Enfys Nest really is – a young woman intent on thwarting Dryden Vos’s Crimson Dawn crime syndicate and proving herself a thorn in the side of the Empire. She might also just have proved herself the most significant new addition to the franchise.

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Throughout the film, Nest and her gang of Cloud-Riders are painted as the enemy of Tobias Beckett’s crew, which includes Han Solo. Beckett is attempting to deliver a consignment of valuable hyperfuel coaxium to powerful gangster Dryden Vos, who will pay top dollar.

But at every turn, they’re confronted by Enfys Nest’s gang. It’s a jaw-dropping moment when Nest actually reveals herself to be aligned with Solo. She wants to get her hands on the coaxium not only to prevent it falling into Vos’s clutches but also as a valuable resource to help fund a nascent rebellion.

“It’s the blood that brings life to something new,” she says of coaxium. “A rebellion.”

Significant or Symbolic?


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Enfys Nest and her Cloud-Riders.

Enfys Nest’s closing words will make the hairs on your neck stand to attention. Could Enfys Nest be a key instigator of the Rebellion – one that to date we’ve heard nothing about? Our knowledge of the early days of the Rebellion is that its founding members were Mon Mothma, Bail Organa and Padmé Amidala. But could Enfys Nest also have had a big role to play? Or is it simply that her particular rebel cell merely becomes integrated into the larger movement at some point?

It’s possible that she and the Cloud-Riders exist purely for thematic reasons. They could be relatively insignificant, instead simply representative of the growing sense of unrest and the early rumblings of rebellion. A bit like ‘Broom Boy’ from the end of The Last Jedi, who director Rian Johnson insists is not important as a character, but exists symbolically to convey the idea of hope.

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But what if she’s more important? Solo takes place 10 years before Rogue One and A New Hope, so Nest could have presumably spent the intervening years laying the foundations for the Rebellion, selling her coaxium haul and spending the proceeds on assembling resources and recruits.

We learn very little about her character, save for the fact that she appears to be cut from the same cloth as her mother, who resisted the Empire when they plundered her home planet for resources. With loose ends left untied and avenues opened but not explored in Solo, the way is paved for a sequel or two in which we could learn more about Enfys Nest. With details about her still sketchy, it seems there’s a larger reason for her concealing her identity with a mask and voice distorter than simply not wanting to be caught. Is she hiding her past? Who was she really, before she became Enfys Nest?

A Saw Gerrera Crossover

Her gang is also full of intriguing characters who could benefit from further development. One of which is a Tognath known as Tubes. This is interesting because there are clear links here with a couple of characters introduced in Rogue One. Two of the members of Saw Gererra’s extremist rebel gang are Tognath ‘eggmatesBenthic and Edrio ‘Two Tubes’. If Enfys Nest crew member Tubes has anything to do with these guys, it could mean that future films might explore a crossover with Enfys Nest and Saw Gerrera. Bringing Forest Whitaker’s fan favourite character back into the film franchise.

We demand to know where Enfys Nest fits in now that Solo has seen fit to draw attention to her potentially huge contribution to the entire saga, and look forward to news of a Solo sequel to answer these nagging questions.

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The Complete Star Wars Saga Timeline (UPDATED)

Welcome to FANDOM’s complete in-canon Star Wars saga timeline…

When Star Wars: A New Hope arrived in theaters in 1977, it didn’t have an episode number or even a tag line. It was just called Star Wars. This film was a sensation and became the most influential science fiction film in history. The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi concluded this epic trilogy, and for a while, that was Star Wars.

Fast forward 41 years later and there are dozens of books, comics, video games, and TV shows that have expanded on the original Star Wars story. While we can’t list everything (don’t worry, Wookieepedia has it all) we have collected the main entries into Star Wars canon you can follow below.

The Skywalker family is the core of this saga. While Luke and Leia‘s journey is explored in depth in the original trilogy, their family history goes all the way back to the prequel trilogy, which we’ll get into in a moment. But this story did start before the Skywalkers, with a wise, green Jedi named Yoda.

A Training Mission with Yoda


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This 5-issue comic takes place before the prequels.

Marvel Comics is currently publishing an in-canon Star Wars comic book. While most of it takes place between the films A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, there was a five-issue arc in the comic called “Yoda’s Secret War.” These five issues come from one of Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s journals where he went on an adventure with Master Yoda. Their adventure is the farthest back in the timeline you can go (so far).

Marvel also produced a comic book called Darth Maul. You won’t meet Darth Maul until the first prequel film, but before that, you can read how he became the Sith Apprentice of Darth Sidious in the five-issue series Darth Maul. These two series are technically our jumping off point into the saga and add some context to two characters we’ll meet in the prequels.

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy…


‘The Phantom Menace’ was released May 19, 1999.

OK, now that you’ve read (or read up on) those two comic arcs, let’s get into the first set of films: the Star Wars Prequels. The prequel films take place 32 years before the events of A New Hope, starting with The Phantom Menace. The Phantom Menace begins with a Trade Federation blockade of the planet Naboo. The Jedi Council sends Qui-Gon Jin and Obi-Wan to negotiate a peace treaty and instead, they get caught up in an invasion. This invasion leads them to the outer rim planet of Tatooine, which is where we meet young Anakin Skywalker and the saga truly begins.

During this time, Anakin meets the Queen of Naboo, Padme Amidala. Their friendship blossoms, the Jedi expose the Trade Federation‘s blockade of Naboo in the Galactic Republic and the Sith begin to reveal themselves. The Phantom Menace sets the stage for three future events: the future union of Anakin and Padme, the secret presence of a Sith Emperor, and the rise of the Empire.

Preparing for War


Anakin and Amidala fight together with the Jedi.

These events are followed by Attack of the Clones. Attack of the Clones picks up 10 years later, with Anakin training to be a Jedi with his Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Amidala is no longer queen but is instead serving as a Senator for Naboo. The Jedi continue to sense the presence of the Sith but are unsure of the Emperor’s identity. Obi-Wan discovers the presence of a mysterious Clone Army, which the Galactic Senate authorizes to launch when war comes to the galaxy. Anakin and Amidala choose to get married, even though it’s forbidden and Anakin grieves over the death of his mother.

There are a few things to read between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, specifically the Marvel comic series Obi-Wan and AnakinThis five-part series documents a few of the Jedi training adventures the pair go on before the galaxy is embroiled in war. You can also read the comic series Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu. This five-issue series takes place directly after the events of Attack of the Clones.

Begun the Clone Wars Have


‘The Clone Wars’ ran for 6 years on television.

Next up is the Star Wars animated series The Clone Wars. This series includes one feature-length movie and 129 episodes. It spans the three year period between Attack of the Clones and the final film in the prequel trilogy, Revenge of the Sith. The Clone Wars is a fascinating series because it provides an in depth look into how the Clone Army became so powerful. It shows Yoda going on secret missions, it shows Anakin training his own Padawan Ahsoka Tano, and it shows how the Dark Side was gaining strength in the galaxy.

One thing to note about The Clone Wars is that many episode were not aired in order. For instance, the first episode in the series is called “Ambush,” but the timeline technically begins with a Season 2 episode called “Cat and Mouse.” The best way to follow the series is through this handy guide from StarWars.com. You may have to jump around a bit at the beginning, but you’ll really get a hand on the stories the show is telling when you watch them in order.

Seeds of the Death Star


Published Nov. 2016, written by James Luceno.

While The Clone Wars series does lead right into Revenge of the Sith, there is one thing you can read that takes place during this timeline: the Rogue One prequel book, Catalyst. Catalyst explores the life of Galen Erso and his recruitment into the Republic weapons development by Orson Krennic. At this point in time, the Republic is still technically “the good team,” but Galen becomes wary when he begins working on a “Death Star” project. This book spans across both Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, so you can read it as you head into Sith territory.

You can also learn more about Darth Maul and Kanan during this time. Darth Maul’s story continues in the Dark Horse comic book series Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir. These storylines actually came from The Clone Wars, but were never used. Kanan, who you won’t meet until Rebels, has a storyline in the Marvel comic series Kanan: The Last Padawan. He recalls his experiences training as a Jedi on Coruscant, before the events of Revenge of the Sith.

Palpatine’s Final Move


‘Revenge of the Sith’ concludes the prequel trilogy.

Revenge of the Sith is the third and final film in the prequel trilogy. For many years it was considered to be the last film in the Star Wars saga. It is by far the darkest and most difficult Star Wars film to watch. Anakin is tortured and turned to the Dark Side. The Emperor releases an order to execute the Jedi. Darth Vader rises to power and Amidala’s babies are separated at birth. The film is the harrowing conclusion to the Emperor’s plans to rule the galaxy.

While this trilogy is not as critically acclaimed as the original trilogy, it is crucial to watch if you want to understand how the Dark Side rose to power. The Clone Wars series and Revenge of the Sith clearly show that the Empire did not show up over night by crushing the Republic — no — the Empire IS the Republic, twisted and mutilated by the Emperor, much like his pupil, Darth Vader.

The Empire Reigns


The ‘Darth Vader’ comic is written by Charles Soule.

The time between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope is a dark one. The Empire has taken over the galaxy and any system that tries to fight back gets squashed. Darth Vader has become Emperor Palpatine’s enforcer, and their new relationship is explored in the Marvel comic book series Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith. This comic picks up immediately after the events of Revenge of the Sith.

Then you can catch up with Kanan, the last Padawan, in the first six issues of his comic series. While you learned about his last days in the Jedi Temple in issues #7 – #12, go back to read issues #1 – #6. Kanan will be a very important character when you get to the animated series Star Wars Rebels. Next in the timeline is a series of young reader books. These books, titled Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space, are composed of short stories that take place during the Galactic Empire. There are seven books in all.

Remember Ahsoka?


The audiobook is narrated by Ashley Eckstein, who voices Ahsoka in ‘The Clone Wars.’

Before the events of Revenge of the Sith, Ahsoka Tano was Anakin’s Padawan. Most of her journey was explored in The Clone Wars animated series but what happened to her afterwards? That’s where the book Ahsoka comes in. This book explores Ahsoka’s life after Executive Order 66, when the Clones killed all the Jedi. She was in hiding at the time, so she survived. She later joins forces with Bail Organa and helps start the early movements of the Rebellion.

Next in the timeline are two books with a heavy focus on the Empire. First, is Lords of the Sith. This book focuses on Lord Vader and the Emperor. The next book is titled Tarkin. Together these books paint a brutal and calculating picture of the lengths the Dark Side is willing to go to maintain their rule in the galaxy. Tarkin in particular documents the Dark Side’s work on the Death Star, which was first explored in the Galen Erso book Catalyst.

Next is Rebel Rising. Rebel Rising explores the backstory of our Rogue One heroine, Jyn Erso. When Jyn was young, she lived with her parents on a then Republic base, while her father worked on the Death Star design. This was explored in the book Catalyst. When he father left the Republic, Krennic had his wife, Jyn’s mother, killed. These events are played out in the film Rogue One. What Rogue One doesn’t show is what happened to Jyn after her mother’s death, when Saw Gerrera found her. This time in her life is documented in Rebel Rising.

Spanning the Timeline


Every book is getting us closer to the original trilogy.

Even thought the next two books fall in this time period, they actually span beyond the scope of the Empire’s reign. For instance, Thrawn, begins just as the Clone Wars have finished and concludes around the time of Star Wars Rebels. The book, which centers on the wicked Grand Admiral Thrawn, explores important issues in the Star Wars saga, as Nerdist’s review points out, including xenophobia.

Another book that spans more than just this time period is Lost Stars. Lost Stars begins in the dark times with two young children who join the Imperial flight program. Their paths begin to divide as one pursues rank and promotion as an officer and one seeks out the rebellion. It’s a love story that shows alternative views on the Death Star, the destruction of Alderaan in A New Hope and eventually leads to the Battle of Jakku, the wreckage of which can be seen in The Force Awakens.

Smugglers & Scoundrels


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Alden Ehrenreich, as Han Solo.

This is when you would watch the Han Solo movie. Solo: A Star Wars Story introduces us to Han, Chewie, and Lando Calrissian and is set 13 years before A New HopeHan is an orphan who leaves the Imperial ship-building planet of Corellia to join the Flight Academy. Three years later, he and Chewie rescue each other and go to work for Tobias Beckett.

After their mission goes terribly wrong, they team up with Qi’Ra and Lando by taking the Millennium Falcon to Kessel. On Kessel they free the mine’s slaves and make their escape run in less than 12 parsecs, if you round down. While the film’s main goal is to give us the backstory of our favorite smuggler, it also introduces two new players in the larger Star Wars universe: Crimson Dawn and Enfys Nest.

Crimson Dawn is a crime syndicate run by Darth Maul. That’s right, the red-and-black baddie from Episode I survived his fall. Darth Maul was saved by the witches on his home planet of Dothamir during the Clone Wars television series, which is how he can still be alive in Solo. Enfys Nest is the daughter of the original Enfys Nest and is part of the early establishment of the Rebellion. Han’s decision to help Enfys proves that he has been supporting the rebellion for over a decade before he meets Luke and Leia in A New Hope.

The Spark of Rebellion


‘Rebels’ is currently airing on Disney XD.

This brings us to Star Wars Rebels. 12 years since Revenge of the Sith and a mere five years before A New Hope, a stalwart and hopeful new crew band together to take on the Empire. The crew is comprised of Ezra, a young boy with Force-sensitive abilities, Kanan, our Last Padawan Jedi from the comic series we’ve been reading, Hera, the Twi’lek pilot of the “Ghost” ship, Sabine, a Mandalorian weapons expert, Zeb, an honor guardsman, and their trusty yet pesky droid Chopper. Together they face off against Thrawn, Tarkin, even Darth Vader himself.

Two books also cover the years leading up to A New HopeBattlefront: Twilight Company and Leia: Princess of Alderaan. Battlefront: Twilight Company is a tie-in book to the video game Battlefront I. It spans from the time of Rebels through the Battle of Hoth, which takes place during the Empire Strikes BackLeia: Princess of Alderaan begins on the day of Leia’s succession as the future leader of Alderaan. She must complete three tasks to prove her right to rule. During the book she discovers her parents are part of the Rebellion, which is why she’s on the “diplomatic mission” secretly carrying the Death Star plans in A New Hope.

Rebellions Are Built on Hope


‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ was written by Gary Whitta.

This bring us up to the first Star Wars spin-off film, Rogue One. This film shows exactly how the plans to the Death Star end up in the hands of Princess Leia in A New Hope. Jyn Erso, who’s life was previously explored in the books Catalyst and Rebel Rising, is recruited to hack into the Empire-ruled planet of Skarif. She and her friends are able to steal the plans minutes before the entire planet is blown to pieces. The final moments in the film perfectly sync up with the first moments in A New Hope, as plans are handed off from person to person until they reach the hands of Princess Leia.

This is where the Original Trilogy perfectly collides with all the prequel materials. All the comic issues, animated shows and backstory books lead to this film. If you’ve been following this timeline exactly, then you know that this film, Star Wars: A New Hope is where everything changes. For 19 years the Empire has reigned as the supreme force in the Galaxy. Brave souls like Leia’s father Bail Organa, Jyn’s father Galen Erso, the crew of the Ghost, Thane and Ciena, Ahsoka — all of characters have been trying to bring the Empire down and now this “farmboy” from Tatooine has done it. With the Death Star destroyed, the Rebellion finally has a chance.

You can also get some more insight into our film characters during this time by reading From a Certain Point of View. This book collects 43 short stories from authors like Wil Wheaton, Greg Rucka, Gary Whitta, Claudia Gray and more. Each story is written from the perspective of a different person during the events of A New Hope.

Empire on the Run


The Battle of Hoth is a playable level in ‘Battlefront I.’

Now we begin our approach to the second film in the Original Trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back. Before we get there, however, we have a few games, books and comics to dive into first.

Let’s start with Battlefront I. The game is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft PCs and features the option to play as a member of the Galactic Empire or the Rebel Alliance. The game has all sorts of levels and challenges, some of which lead all the way up to the Battle of Hoth and Bespin, two worlds featured in the Empire Strikes Back. The game also has expansions for Rogue One and The Force Awakens, so there are lots of movie tie-ins here.

While the second game, Battlefront II, doesn’t take place until after Return of the Jedi, you can learn about the game’s main character Iden Versio in the book Battlefront II: Inferno Squad. This book takes place after the Death Star was destroyed. The Emperor orders Iden and her Squad to hunt down Saw Gerrera’s insurgents to get revenge. This book fits here in the timeline and provides backstory for Battlefront II.

Comic Book Missions


‘Star Wars’ Issues #1 – #37 were written by Jason Aaron.

Now let’s talk comics. There are A LOT of comic books storylines that fill in the gaps between A New Hope and the Empire Strikes Back. First is Princess Leia. This comic picks up right after the New Hope medal ceremony. Princess Leia goes on a secret mission to save Alderaanian citizens with a Rebel Alliance pilot named Evaan Verlaine.

Then we have the on-going Star Wars comic and the Darth Vader comic. These both pick up in the wake of the Death Star explosion. You can read both titles, issues #1 – #25 concurrently, since they do line up in narrative. As you read through Star Wars #26 – #43, you can also start reading Doctor Aphra. In this series, Darth Vader recruits Aphra as his personal archeologist. Archeology plays a huge role in some of these later works.

Lastly, you’ll want to read the five-issue comic miniseries Chewbacca. This comic shows Chewbacca stranded on a strange planet and how he makes a friend to help him escape. There’s also a Lando mini-series and a Han Solo mini-series. They each have five issues and can be read during this time.

Empires Strike & Jedis Return


Luke Skywalker’s Jedi training occurs in these two films.

The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi round out the original trilogy. During these films, the Empire attempts to regain control over the galaxy by constructing a second Death Star. The Rebel Alliance becomes a mobile fleet, after their base on Hoth is destroyed. Luke goes on his own journey to find Yoda, the head of the Jedi Council from the prequels who is now in exile. Han and Leia’s love for one another grows, but they are separated by Jabba the Hutt.

Everything falls apart at the end of Empire Strikes Back when Darth Vader reveals to Luke that he is Anakin Skywalker, his father. Then the final battle between the Alliance and the Empire is waged during Return of the Jedi. The second Death Star is operational and the Alliance has one chance to destroy it and the Emperor forever. The Alliance is victorious and the work of restoring the galaxy begins.

The Aftermath of War



In order to understand what happens to the Galaxy once Darth Vader and the Emperor are destroyed, checkout the Shattered Empire comic book miniseries and the Aftermath book trilogy. Shattered Empire is a four-issue comic series that picks up a few days after Return of the Jedi. It introduces Poe Dameron’s parents, Kes Dameron and Shara Bey.

The Aftermath Trilogy covers the immediate fall out of the Emperor’s death. In the first book, Aftermath, the Empire is scattered throughout the galaxy. Palpatine’s statue is toppled on Coruscant. Leia, Han, and Chewbacca begin establishing Mon Monthma as the new leader of the Republic. Resistance fighters begin to go home. One fighter, a pilot named Norra Wexley returns to her home planet of Akiva. While there, she discovers the Empire has regrouped their last fleet of starships and star destroyers in the Outer Rim above her planet. The Empire attempts to make a last stand here.

In the second book, Aftermath: Life Debt, Han Solo resigns his commission as General to help Chewbacca liberate his home planet of Kashyyyk. The Empire continues to wage war and release propaganda from their secret bases. Leia continues to work with Mon Mothma to restore order to the Republic. Two characters from The Force Awakens are introduced in this book: Maz Kanata and Armitage Hux. Armitage Hux is the bastard son of Brendol Hux, who’s working with the Empire to create a Shadow Council. (We’ll discover in future books and films that Armitage Hux is Kylo Ren’s right hand man, General Hux, and that his father, Brendol, recruits Captain Phasma to be his son’s guard. More on that in the book Phasma.)

The third book, Aftermath: Empire’s End, takes all the characters established in the Aftermath Trilogy to the planet of Jakku. That’s right, the planet where Rey will be exiled in the future is where the Empire stages its final battle. All the star destroyers Rey scavenges in The Force Awakens will fall in this battle. Parts of this battle are also covered in the previously mentioned book Lost Stars. The book has been running concurrently since Revenge of the Sith and stops here at the Battle of Jakku. This battle ultimately ends the war between the Empire and the Republic, for good.

Princess Leia’s Family Legacy


Claudia Gray also wrote ‘Leia: Princess from Alderaan.’

Bloodline is all about Leia. The book explores where she stands once the new Republic has seen established. While she was a General in the war, she’s now a Senator. During this time she also becomes pregnant and gives birth to Ben Solo. She’s greatly respected in her position and her voice is trusted. When she’s nominated for a greater leadership position, her opposition leaks that she’s not really Bail Organa’s daughter, but Darth Vader’s. This revelation erodes her reputation. She ends up leaving her position and starting a Resistance base in the Hosnian System.

Opposing Enforcers



As Leia works to establish a Resistance base, she begins recruiting pilots. Many of the resistance fighters she recruits fought with her in the Rebellion, but many of them now have children. Leia’s friends from Shattered Empire, Shara Bey and Kes Dameron, have a son named Poe Dameron. Poe is one of the Republic’s best fighter pilots. As the presence of the First Order grows in the galaxy, he leaves the Republic and joins Leia’s resistance. When Leia finds new information that could help her find her missing brother Luke Skywalker, Leia sends Poe on a mission to find him. This mission is explored in the ongoing Marvel comic series Poe Dameron.

While the Resistance is being created, the First Order is also being formed. One of the characters introduced in Aftermath: Life Debt, Brendol Hux, is also recruiting for the First Order. This recruitment is explored in the book Phasma. In the book, Phasma and her brother grow up to be survivors. They kill their parents and their village in order to survive. Phasma continues this mode of self-preservation when she and Armitage Hux kill his father and take his place in the First Order. Phasma fashions her metal armor in this book and joins the First Order as Hux’s Captain.

A New Trilogy Begins


‘The Force Awakens’ bridges the cast of the original trilogy with the new.

Now we head into the new trilogy of films: The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and the yet untitled Episode IX. The Force Awakens begins 34 years after the events of A New Hope and 29 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. Leia is running the Resistance. Her son, Ben Solo, has gone to the dark side and has taken the name Kylo Ren. Her husband, Han Solo, has returned to smuggling. Luke Skywalker is missing. Poe Dameron, while on Jakku, finds part of a map to Luke but is captured by the First Order. He meets reluctant Stormtrooper FN-2187 who teams up with Rey and BB-8 to return the map to Skywalker to Leia. All hell breaks loose as the First Order destroys the new Republic.

The Last Jedi begins right as The Force Awakens ends. Rey has tapped into her force powers and has found Luke Skywalker. She is desperate to be trained and to discover who she is. The Resistance successfully took out Starkiller Base, but Phasma, Hux and Kylo Ren escaped before it blew up. Han Solo is dead and Chewbacca is piloting the Millennium Falcon with Rey, who has made the journey to the first Jedi temple on Ahch-To. You can find out how Phasma escaped the base in her four-issue comic series Captain Phasma. You can also keep up with Poe Dameron’s missions during this time in his comic series, which continues here.

The Passing of the Torch


Luke and Rey in 'The Last Jedi'
Luke and Rey in The Last Jedi.

The Last Jedi definitely didn’t go the way we thought it would. Luke remained on Ahch-To and only trained Rey for a second, before she jettisoned off to save Kylo Ren. Yoda made a brief appearance to burn down the old Jedi Temple, though he did so knowing full well that Rey had the sacred texts on board the Millennium Falcon (sneaky Yoda). The First Order tracked the Resistance down and cornered their last remaining forces on Crait. Luke used his remaining power to fight Kylo Ren, after Ren and Rey destroyed Supreme Leader Snoke, and then Luke died. It was a jarring end to a lot of key characters like Luke, Admiral Ackbar, and Snoke.

Before Luke force-ghosted his way into oblivion, he left Kylo with three prophecies:

“Today, the rebellion is reborn,”

“The war is just beginning,”

“And I will not be the last Jedi.”

These words set up a great many things for the future of the Star Wars franchise, the events of which will next play out in Episode IX.

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Just as one Star Wars movie is released, another is revealed to be in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Logan writer/director James Mangold is now making a standalone Boba Fett spin-off. This would be another Star Wars Story installment, like Solo: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters this weekend.

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He’s an actor in Freeform’s hit supernatural show. She was a publicist for Warner Brothers. And when they met in the green room backstage at a comic book convention, it really was love at first sight.

Shadowhunters star Isaiah Mustafa married Lisa Mitchell on Saturday in a rustic and romantic Texas ceremony just over two years after she first caught his eye at WonderCon in March 2016.

“I feel like right away when I met him, it was different,” Mitchell, 36, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “The connection was — I always say magnetic, but it was. Immediately, I was so drawn to him.”

Her groom, 44, agrees. “I just never met someone who was so well put together as far as the way she spoke and carried herself. That it blew me away,” he says. “I had to know her more.”

For their first date, he remembers picking her up in a Toyota truck — not exactly the most glamorous mode of transportation. Still, “I was just like, wow,” he says. “She’s just sitting there, and she was just glowing.”

Their relaxed wedding at Camp Lucy in Austin, Texas, reflected the couple’s easygoing nature and deep commitment to each other. Mustafa — also known as “The Old Spice Guy” — grew up in Los Angeles and Mitchell in Jupiter, Florida, “so we figured we’d meet in the middle of the country and make everybody fly out,” the actor says.

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The groom wore a custom Elevee tux with a hint of the event’s wine-colored theme, and the bride stunned in Monique Lhuillier’s Emannuela gown and a cathedral-length veil.

After Mustafa’s teenage daughter Haley walked him down the aisle, they exchanged the vows they wrote themselves beneath a tall oak tree in front of about 150 guests before heading into the reception in the estate’s country house, where everyone danced to songs by L.A. rock abnd Doors and, later, a DJ. During the father-daughter dance to “It’s a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong, Mustafa twirled with Haley as Mitchell swayed with her dad.

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The attendees — including Mustafa’s costars Harry Shum Jr., Alberto Rosende and Emeraude Toubia — sipped on Moscow Mules and ate upscale comfort food like salmon with figs and macaroni and cheese.

“We feel so blessed to have such amazing friends and family that all traveled to Austin to celebrate with us,” Mitchell says. “It was just everything we dreamed it would be.”

What’s next for the newlyweds? “Putting a pool in our backyard,” Mustafa says with a laugh before adding, “Definitely kids also.”


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Hugh Grant is a married man for the first time at 57.

The Love, Actually star and his longtime Swedish girlfriend and mother to three of his children, Anna Eberstein, 39, tied the knot in London at the Chelsea Register Office on Friday, May 25.

Photos from the venue show the happy couple beaming amongst friends and family.

News of the couple’s engagement went public after a photograph of their wedding banns — a notice publicly displayed in the register office for 28 days that includes details of where you intend to get married — was posted in several British newspapers over the weekend.

The private couple has been linked for over six years and are parents to a 2-year-old daughter, a son named John Mungo, 5, and a third child who arrived this spring and whose name they have not revealed. The Paddington 2 star is also dad to son Felix Chang, 5, and daughter Tabitha Xaio Xi, 6 — his children with ex Tinglan Hong.

Grant’s ex and close friend Elizabeth Hurley spilled the beans on the latest addition to the family during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in March. Asked whether she was “surprised” Grant was a father to multiple children, Hurley replied, “Well, he had another last week. He has five.”

“He was over 50 when he spawned them all,” joked the model and actress, 52, adding on a slightly more serious note, “No, he’s an enchanting dad. Really, really sweet. Having these kids has transformed him from a very miserable person into a fairly miserable person. It’s improved him. He’s gone up the scale.”

Speaking to PEOPLE’s editor in chief Jess Cagle in January, Grant said of fatherhood. “It was the nicest thing that’s ever happened to me —he said sounding clichéd — but it happens to be true,” he said. “It’s just lovely to have all that love around. Suddenly you love someone more than yourself. It’s unheard of in my case and they love you and it’s all enchanting.”

Though Grant has never married, he has been involved in several high-profile relationships, including with Hurley who he dated for 13 years before they split in 2000.  He’s also been linked to socialite Jemima Khan.

In 2016, the actor got candid about his thoughts on monogamy while appearing on Howard Stern‘s SiriusXM radio show, saying marriage can be “unromantic.”

“If you ask me the question, ‘Do I think human beings are meant to be in 40-year-long monogamous, faithful relationships?’ No, no,” he said. “Whoever said they were?”


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The sexiest ships in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

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Star Wars has some great ships, but it also has some great ships, and Solo is no exception. You know the ships I mean – ships that make you want to take straight to space, don a cape, and punch it right into hyperdrive. 

Friendships. Relationships. Situationships. Star Wars has is it all, from the day Luke kissed his sister to the time Anakin went blind with love, or something. Let’s dive into the ships of Solo and wonder how anyone had time to make the Kessel Run when there was so much flirting to get on with.

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Star Wars land revealed: Here’s when you can plan your visit

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It’s the moment Star Wars fans have been dreaming of ever since they caught their first glimpse of that galaxy far, far away: their opportunity to visit it in person.

Now Disney has revealed when that auspicious date will be — or at least, the season.

The company just announced that its new theme park Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in summer 2019 at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, and fall 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. 

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