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Check Out New Photos From 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'!

8/12/2015 12:46pm EDT
New Photos From 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Give A Closer Loo
Nerdgasm! A new set of still images from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is featured in this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly, revealing new looks at characters including Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie).

The issue, the annual Fall Movie Preview, reveals a lot more than just a dozen new photos from the film. Director J.J. Abrams gives more insight into the first "Star Wars" film in just over a decade, shedding light on some of the new characters and sharing how he got involved with the saga after initially turning down the o...

Comic-Con's Behind-The-Scenes Video From 'The Force Awakens' Is Full Of Surprises

7/13/2015 11:20pm EDT
Carrie Fisher Makes First Appearance As Princess Leia In Behind-
New footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens was shown at Comic-Con International: San Diego this weekend during a panel featuring many of the stars in the film's cast.

More than 6,000 fans packed the San Diego convention center's Hall H for a behind-the-scenes look at the highly-anticipated seventh film in the Star Wars saga, and the nearly four-minute video gave a lot of quick glimpses at some of the action both in front of and behind the camera.

The clip offered a few surprises -- like the first look at Carrie Fisher reprising her role as Princess Leia -- and it reveals a few other se...

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Has A Title, Wraps Filming

11/6/2014 10:09pm EST
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Just over a year until its release, Star Wars: Episode VII has gotten an official title.

The film's official facebook page shared an image of the franchise's logo, showing the new subtitle "The Force Awakens."

The caption for the image was big news also: "'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has completed principal photography."

The cast and crew of the film, directed by J.J. Abrams, celebrated the wrap of filming last weekend, and everyone received a baseball cap and a note from producers Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and Brian Burk.

"It is a true honor and absolute joy to come to set every day a...

15 Celebrities Who Haven't Aged Well

10/23/2014 11:24am EDT
15 Celebrities Who Haven't Aged Well
Everyone grows older, but some people do it better than others. Partying too hard, gaining weight, and genetics often contribute to what a person looks like as they age.

Some age very well (Christie Brinkley, we're talking to you) - others not so much.

Ten years ago Lindsay Lohan was a beautiful 18-year-old with a promising career ahead of her. An addiction to drugs and alcohol changed all that. She lost a large amount of weight, dyed her hair blonde, dyed it back to red, caused trouble on set, and went to rehab on several occasions.

Lohan's abusive lifestyle has definitely affected her...

20 Celebrities Who Have Really Beautiful Children

10/3/2014 10:01am EDT
20 Celebrities Who Have Really Beautiful Children
As a parent, you always believe your children are beautiful no matter what they look like. But let's face it - some kids are obviously more attractive than others.

And having good genes doesn't hurt.

Ava Sambora is the daughter of Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and actress Heather Locklear. She definitely got her good looks from mom, who is known for roles on hit 80s and 90s TV series "Dynasty," "T.J. Hooker" and "Melrose Place."

Ireland Baldwin's famous parents are former "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin and actress Kim Basinger. While her p...

Here's Why 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Will Totally Kick Ass

7/28/2014 4:30pm EDT
4 Reasons Why 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Will Be Awesome
When Disney bought out Lucasfilm in 2012 and gained the rights to Star Wars, pretty much no one saw it coming. One second fans of the franchise were lamenting the handling of the prequel trilogy, while the next the sheer prospect of a sequel trilogy -and the endless possibilities that go with it- were utterly tantalising.

Though the plot of Star Wars Episode 7 is unknown, filming is currently under way, with Disney viewing a December 18th 2015 release date. But after being stung by Jar Jar Binks, interplanetary politics between Naboo and the Trade Federation, Anakin Skywalker and an overu...

15 Celebrities You May Not Realize Are Bipolar

5/23/2014 3:00am EDT
15 Celebrities You May Not Realize Are Bipolar
In April 2011, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones checked in to a mental-health facility in Connecticut and was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, a mental illness that includes long periods of depression alternating with episodes of mild mania.

She reluctantly talked about her condition the following year on "Good Morning America," telling viewers: "You know what? I'm sick of talking about it because I never wanted to be the poster child for this. I never wanted this to come out publicly. It came out.

"I dealt with it in the best way I could and that was just saying that, 'Look, hey, I'm bipo...

Star Wars Trivia - 20 Fun Star Wars Details You May Not Know. May The Facts Be With You!

5/17/2014 4:00pm EDT
Star Wars Trivia - 20 Fun Star Wars Details You May Not Know. Ma
Think you know everything there is to know about every "Star Wars" movie? Consider yourself a "Star Wars" aficionado? How could you not know at least some facts about one of the most important film franchises of all time? It's part of our culture, something most kids and adults watched and loved for at least some period of their lives. You may think you know everything about this rich universe, but there's always more to learn.

Have you heard it all? Maybe not! May the facts be with you!

1. Life's Tough When You're A Hutt

One of the most difficult scenes to shoot was the Jabba Palace...

Mark Hamill Thrilled About 'Extraordinarily Talented' Star Wars Cast

5/1/2014 8:24am EDT
Mark Hamill Thrilled About 'Extraordinarily Talented' Star Wars
At least one of the cast members of "Star Wars: Episode VII" is thrilled with yesterday's cast reveal. Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the iconic franchise, tweeted early Thursday morning: "UK table read- I was knocked out by the diverse & extraordinarily talented new cast members. WOW they're good! The saga is in superb hands."

Director J.J. Abrams announced the cast on Tuesday, saying in a statement: "We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come t...

Official Cast Announced For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

4/29/2014 7:01pm EDT
Star Wars Episode VII Cast
A day after reports that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill all happened to be in London, England, where Star Wars: Episode VII just happens to be filming, the official casting announcement for the film was released on And, indeed, the three stars will be returning for at least the first film in the new trilogy.

Ford, Fisher and Hamill will also be joined by Peter Mayhew, who returns to the saga as the Wookiee Chewbacca and Anthony Daniels, who will once again don the gold outfit of droid C-3PO.

Ford prompted speculation earlier this month when he was photographed ...

New & Old 'Star Wars' Cast Members Dine With Director JJ Abrams In London

4/29/2014 3:00pm EDT
New & Old 'Star Wars' Cast Members Dine With Director JJ Abrams
Several members from the original "Star Wars" films joined cast members from the upcoming film for dinner in London, England, over the weekend. Director J.J. Abrams organized the event at 34 restaurant in Mayfair.

A source told Britain's The Sun, "The cast are being flown out to various locations to film. Bosses want to capitalize on them all being in London by booking in a get-together. It was a top secret mission, nobody was allowed to let on they'd be meeting up."

It's been confirmed that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will reprise their roles from the original series. Al...

Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford & Mark Hamill Will Appear In 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

1/23/2014 2:00pm EST
Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher and two of her "Star Wars" co-star are definitely appearing in the highly anticipated "Episode VII."
It's been rumored for months that Fisher (Princess Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) will return for J.J. Abrams' blockbuster, and the actress has officially confirmed all three will be back.
She told TV Guide magazine that the trio is expected to begin filming this spring. She explained, "I'd like to wear my old hairstyle again - but with white hair. I think that would be funny."
Meanwhile, Abrams confirmed earlier this week that he met wit...

Carrie Fisher Says She Was 'Manic' & 'Delusional' But Not Drunk During Cruise Ship Performance

3/14/2013 9:02am EDT
Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher doesn't remember very much about a bipolar episode she suffered last month during a performance on a cruise ship.

She slurred her words and worried fans on the Holland America Eurodam in the Caribbean. She was subsequently hospitalized to adjust her medication.

The actress has opened up to People magazine, saying she was "just trying to survive" the manic state she was experiencing.

She explained: "I went completely off the rails. I don't really remember what I did. I haven't watched the videos that people took. I was in a very severe manic state, which bordered on psychosi...

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford Began Negotiating New 'Star Wars' Deals Months Ago

3/10/2013 8:02pm EDT
Star Wars
During an interview on Thursday Star Wars creator George Lucas all but confirmed that the saga's original three stars would be reprising the roles of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode VII, slated for a 2015 release.

Lucas revealed that while negotiations to sell his Lucasfilm empire to Disney for $4 Billion were going on last fall, plans for a third Star Wars trilogy were also being hammered out with Disney, along with deals for Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher to return to a galaxy far, far away.

Lucas spilled the beans to Bloomberg Businessweek...

Carrie Fisher Says She Was 'Joking' About 'Star Wars' Return

3/7/2013 3:12pm EST
Carrie Fisher
A representative for Carrie Fisher has clarified reports the star is set to reprise her role as Princess Leia in the much-anticipated Star Wars revamp, insisting the actress was just "joking" about her involvement in the upcoming project.

The 56 year old told the Palm Beach Illustrated magazine she had signed on for Star Wars VII in a recent interview and even joked about her ageing character's storyline.

When asked how her character would look in the movie, she said, "Elderly. She's in an intergalactic old folks' home."

She then appeared to get serious and added, "I just think she wo...

Rumor Patrol: Destiny's Child Reunion Cancelled, Perez Hilton A Father, More

3/3/2013 3:09pm EST
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Destiny Child's Reunion Cancelled: Looks like Beyonce's former girl group won't be cashing in on the buzz from her Super Bowl performance. Star magazine writes, "Kelly Rowland was crushed by the news and was seen sobbing outside of Gjelina restaurant in Venice on February 11 after dining with Beyonce."

Verdict: False. Don't take this as news that the reunion is happened - because it isn't. However, it ...

Carrie Fisher Hospitalized For Bipolar Disorder After Acting Erratically On Cruise

2/27/2013 10:06am EST
Carrie Fisher
Last week Carrie Fisher exhibited unusual behavior while performing onboard a cruise ship, but it turns out she was suffering from a bipolar episode. The actress was subsequently hospitalized and has since been released.

Fisher was one of the acts on the Holland American Eurodam in the Caribbean. She reportedly slurred the words to a song she was performing and later refused to stop the show when her pet dog relieved himself onstage.

Cruisers assumed Fisher was drunk, but the star's rep has come forward, explaining Fisher had a psychiatric breakdown as a result of her battle with bipolar ...

Mark Hamill Confirms He, Harrison Ford & Carrie Fisher Are In Talks To Return To 'Star Wars'

2/21/2013 9:24am EST
Mark Hamill and Chewbacca
It seems the rumors are true. Mark Hamill, who played the original Luke Skyalker in "Star Wars," has confirmed he, Harrison Ford and Carrier Fisher are in talks to reprise their roles in an upcoming film.

The actor has also revealed that franchise creator George Lucas insisted the iconic characters be written out if the actors didn't want to be included in Episode VII.

Hamill told "Entertainment Tonight:" "They're talking to us. George wanted to know whether we'd be interested. He did say that if we didn't want to do it, they wouldn't cast another actor in our parts - they would write us ...

Videogame 'Dishonored' Announces Award-Winning Cast, Including Sarandon & Slattery

8/6/2012 10:00am EDT
Susan Sarandon
Highly anticipated videogame "Dishonored" announced last week an incredible cast starring Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy winners and nominees.

For instance, Academy Award winner and five-time nominee Susan Sarandon makes her videogame acting debut as a former aristocrat, Granny Rags, who is now an old blind woman, deranged after years of life on the streets.

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe-winner Brad Dourif will play inventor Piero, who creates a mask worn by main character Corvo, as well as other gadgets he’ll use. Emmy winner and Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher, will ...

Happy 70th Birthday, Paul Simon!

10/13/2011 11:00am EDT
Paul Simon
Happy birthday, Paul Simon - the singer/songwriter turns 70 today.

Folk legend, 12-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Simon has done it all and has yet to hang up his mic - he's clearly "Still Crazy After All These Years!"

He helped define the sound of the Sixties as one half of Simon & Garfunkel before making his mark as a successful solo artist with a string of critically-acclaimed albums.

Now Simon celebrates another milestone as he enters his next decade and WENN has dug up 10 fascinating facts to mark the occasion.

- Simon was named one of the "100 People W...

Carrie Fisher Loses 50 Pounds On Diet Plan

8/24/2011 9:11pm EDT
Carrie Fisher
Actress Carrie Fisher is celebrating after losing 50 pounds on diet firm Jenny Craig's weightloss plan.

The Star Wars star became the firm's celebrity spokeswoman last year, taking over from the likes of Valerie Bertinelli and Kirstie Alley - and she has become one of the company's biggest success stories.

The 54 year old tells People magazine she was determined to shed the pounds after realising she was afraid to look in the mirror, and she's thrilled with her new look - although she won't be donning a bikini to show off anytime soon.

She says, "I'm not going to wear a lot of sleeveless...

Lucasfilm Unveils 'Star Wars' Deleted Scenes From Upcoming Blu-ray Set At Comic Con (Video)

7/26/2011 10:37pm EDT
Star Wars Saga Blu-ray
Fans at this year's Comic Con who attended the Star Wars Fan Movie Awards were surprised with a short teaser for the upcoming (Sept. 16) Star Wars Saga Blu-ray release featuring a few storied deleted scenes from the original trilogy.

The clip includes a short teaser from last year's event, in which Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is shown building his green lightsaber before heading off to save Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from Jabba The Hutt.

Also included in the clip are shots of a sandstorm scene and an extended shield generator battle from Return of the Jedi; escaping Wampa snow creatures fr...

Carrie Fisher Loses 30 Pounds On Weightloss Plan

5/12/2011 9:44pm EDT
Carrie Fisher
Actress Carrie Fisher is winning her weight battle after losing 30 pounds on the Jenny Craig diet plan.

The Star Wars star has been the spokesmodel for the weightloss company for the past 18 weeks - and she's a big success story.

Signing up for the Jenny Craig program in November, Fisher said, "If I lose 10 pounds, it'll be a miracle. If I lose 30, my outside would match my inside."

Now she says, "Before Jenny Craig, I had tried and failed with so many diets, so losing any amount of weight seemed crazy to me. With this weight loss, it's like a whole new Carrie has emerged. I no longer wa...

'Star Wars: The Complete Saga' Comes To Blu-ray Sept. 16 With Tons Of Features

5/4/2011 10:51pm EDT
Star Wars Blu-ray
It wouldn't be Star Wars day without an official announcement from Lucasfilm about the upcoming release of the entire Star Wars saga on Blu-ray. Perhaps the most anticipated Blu-ray release since the format's inception, Star Wars: The Complete Saga will be released on September 16th, and features a ton of extras in a nine-disc collection.

Here's the official info, and May the 4th be with you!

Bring home the adventure and share Star Wars with your whole family -- when STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment! To be...

Carrie Fisher Hurt By Cruel Online Comments

2/28/2011 11:34am EST
Carrie Fisher
Actress Carrie Fisher is determined to avoid reading about herself online after becoming upset by hurtful comments that she "looks like Elton John."

The Star Wars legend admits she has struggled with her fluctuating weight while on the road with her autobiographical show, Wishful Drinking, and found it "humiliating" when she ballooned to more than 168 pounds.

She became even angrier when she read cruel comments about her figure on the internet - but she's adamant undergoing cosmetic surgery would make her look "terrible".

Fisher tells The New Review, "It's not good to go online to see ...

Carrie Fisher Named Jenny Craig Spokesperson

1/12/2011 4:32pm EST
Carrie Fisher
Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has embarked on a new healthy eating regime as the new spokesperson for weightloss program Jenny Craig, after enduring years of cruel taunts about her large figure.

he veteran star, 54, admits she has gradually piled on the pounds since her days as a Hollywood pin-up following her turn as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, but her weight really ballooned in 2008 when she hit the road to perform her one-woman stage show, Wishful Drinking.

Fisher's lack of exercise and unbalanced diet caused her waistline to spiral out of control and at her heav...

Carrie Fisher Prohibited From Wearing Bra For 'Star Wars'

12/14/2010 8:54am EST
Carrie Fisher
George Lucas banned Carrie Fisher from wearing a bra while shooting her role in the Star Wars films.

The actress found fame playing Princess Leia in the phenomenally successful movie series, which gained her legions of loyal fans. Fisher now reveals she was ordered to ditch her bra on set to ensure the shoot stayed true to life.

She tells the New York Daily News, "Whatever I would have put on (underneath the costume) would have shown through. It was very fine material."

"I asked George to explain it to me and he said, 'When you go into space, you're weightless and then your body expan...

Carrie Fisher Says John Travolta Is Gay & She's 'Sorry That He's Uncomfortable With It'

12/13/2010 1:44pm EST
Carrie Fisher
The Advocate recently interviewed Carrie Fisher, and she talked about Wishful Drinking, her autobiographical solo show that’s been filmed for a new HBO special. But she also dished about John Travolta, who recently made headlines for a scandalous Gawker article.

Last month Travolta's attorney fired off a five-page letter to website bosses at, demanding they pull a "false and outrageous" post about his client's alleged secret sex life. has published claims made by Robert Randolph, suggesting Travolta has a salacious secret sex life in Los Angeles spas, and he's set ...

Eddie Fisher Dies At Age 82

9/24/2010 8:12am EDT
Eddie Fisher
Singer Eddie Fisher, who was once married to Elizabeth Taylor, has died at the age of 82.

The entertainer, who sparked outrage in the 1950s when he left wife Debbie Reynolds for her pal Taylor, passed away in California on Wednesday. Fisher died as a result of complications stemming from recent hip surgery, according to his family.

A statement reads, "He was loved and will be missed by his four children: Carrie, Todd, Joely, and Tricia Leigh as well as his six grandchildren. He was an extraordinary talent and a true mensch (admirable person)."

Fisher became a teen idol in the 1950s wi...

The Movie Rut: "The 'Burbs" (1989)

7/15/2010 2:30pm EDT
“I hate cul-de-sacs. There's only one way out, and the people are kind of weird.” – Vic the Garbage Man, The ‘Burbs

Starting his career in the mixed up world of Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, director Joe Dante quickly developed a knack for supplanting wacky 50’s b-movie antics into the lives of small town yokels. He set green monsters loose on Middle America in Gremlins, sicked homicidal toys on unsuspecting tweens in Small Soldiers, and, as recently as 2009, planted a portal to another dimension in a suburban attic in The Hole. Then there’s Matinee, the movie where Dante bypasses sub...