Carrie Fisher was a force to be reckoned with. She was a symbol of strength and resiliency for millions, a brutally honest and unapologetically funny woman who overcame addiction and mental illness with one of the sharpest minds this side of the galaxy. Though best known for her pioneering work as Princess Leia in George Lucas’s beloved Star Wars franchise, the Emmy-nominated actress, author, and playwright was an outspoken icon in her own right, often turning pain into humor. To say she will be … read more
May the force be with her. Members of Carrie Fisher’s Star Wars family are mourning the loss of the legendary actress. As previously reported, Fisher died at the age of 60 on Tuesday, December 27, four days after suffering a massive heart attack. Shortly after the news broke, her Star Wars costar Mark Hamill tweeted that he had “no words” and that he was “devastated.” Hamill, 65, and the When Harry Met Sally star played brother and sister Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in the original George Lucas–created … read more
Hollywood is in mourning over the loss of its brightest stars, Carrie Fisher.
E! News confirmed Tuesday that the Star Wars actress died at 8:55 a.m. PT. Speaking on behalf of Fisher’s actress daughter Billie Lourd, publicist Simon Halls said, “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Fisher’s mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, broke her silence via Facebook. “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents … read more
It seems like everything is being dragged into the aftermath of the U.S. election, and the upcoming Star Wars spinoff is no exception.
A week before the release of Rogue One, Donald Trump supporters started to call for a boycott of the film on Twitter with the hashtag #DumpStarWars.
The source of the boycott appears to be a series of tweets from the film’s writer Chris Weitz in early November, in which he compares Trump’s uprising to the ultimate villains in the Star Wars universe, writing: Weitz … read more
After allegations that Johnny Depp was physically abusive toward his estranged wife Amber Heard surfaced earlier this year, Disney CEO Bob Iger said he wasn’t “worried” about the actor’s “personal problems.” After all, Depp was set to star in the next installment of his highly lucrative “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. So goes the story in Hollywood where profits are privileged over accountability and men are forgiven for abusive behavior, alleged or otherwise, even in the face … read more
Twenty-three years after NYPD Blue made its television debut, showrunner Steven Bochco is opening up about the drama that went on behind the scenes of the ABC hit, including star David Caruso’s “volatile” behavior and the hurdles he faced to get profanity and nudity on the small screen. Before the cop drama made its premiere on television screens in 1993, 72-year-old Bochco reveals on The Hollywood Reporter in an exclusive excerpt of his new memoir Truth Is a Total Defense that he and ABC CEO Bob … read more
Lady Problems is a weekly column that looks at how the entertainment industry — and its corresponding culture and constituents — is treating women in a given week. (Hint: It will almost always be “poorly.”) Every Thursday we’ll review the week’s most significant woman-centric conflicts, then provide a brilliant solution to each problem that nobody in Hollywood will ever listen to or enforce.
The Lady Problem: Leslie Jones — one of the most gloriously hilarious humans on TV, who will … read more
Amid Amber Heard’s claims of abuse against estranged husband Johnny Depp, Disney CEO Bob Iger had no problem defending the actor in a revealing new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. When THR writer Matthew Belloni asked Iger about Depp’s “personal problems,” the CEO simply answered that he’s “Not worried about it.” He didn’t seem to have much to say when Belloni asked whether he thought the “scandal” would pass. For one thing, it’s unfortunate that abuse allegations are only alluded to in careful … read more
Bob Iger is the CEO of Disney. Which means he’s getting a lot of the credit for the “success stories” in Hollywood these days. Disney owns LucasFilm, Marvel and Pixar, arguably the most successful properties in the film industry, domestically and internationally. So it’s no surprise that Iger was named The Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful Person In Entertainment. You can see THR’s Hollywood 100 list here. It includes people like Leo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jimmy Fallon and Lin-Manuel … read more
Disney CEO Bob Iger isn’t concerned about Johnny Depp’s personal life impacting the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film.
“Not worried about it,” Iger told THR about Depp’s legal drama with estranged wife Amber Heard. When asked if he thinks the “scandal will pass,” the businessman responded: “I don’t know whether it passes or not. We have Jack Sparrow.” According to the Mickey Mouse exec, he believes that fans separate real-life Depp from his characters such as Jack Sparrow. … read more
Johnny Depp’s personal life may be what’s making headlines lately, but that doesn’t seem to be interfering with his professional life.
During an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter for their 100 issue, Disney CEO Bob Iger—who talked about a number of things, including the new park in Shanghai—didn’t seem to occupy himself much with what’s going on in Depp’s private life (in other words, the star’s pending divorce from Amber Heard and her abuse allegations against him) because at … read more
Disney announced on Friday, June 17, that it is taking immediate precautionary action at their resorts following the tragic death of 2-year-old toddler Lane Graves.
“We are installing signage and temporary barriers at our resort beach location and are working on permanent, long-term solutions at our beaches,” Walt Disney World Resort vice president Jacquee Wahler said in a statement. “We continue to evaluate processes and procedures for our entire property, and, as part of this, we are reinforcing … read more
Lane Graves, the 2-year-old boy who was attacked by an alligator at a Disney World resort in Florida on Tuesday, June 14, died from “drowning and traumatic injuries,” an autopsy report revealed on Thursday, June 16. As previously reported, Graves died after an alligator dragged him into the Seven Seas Lagoon around 9:16 p.m. on Tuesday. The little boy’s family — who lives in Nebraska — was vacationing at the resort. Orange County sheriff Jerry Demings told reporters during a press conference … read more
For Paul Santamaria, Wednesday’s tragic alligator attack at a Walt Disney World resort is a stark reminder of what could have been. In 1985, then-8-year-old Santamaria was attacked by an alligator at a Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, according to an Associated Press report from that year. While Santamaria wasn’t seriously injured, the gator was able to inflict four or five superficial lacerations on his thigh, knee and lower left leg, the AP said. He was hospitalized for a … read more
The family of 2-year-old Lane Graves, who was killed by an alligator at a Disney World resort in Florida on Tuesday, June 14, has spoken out about the tragic incident. Matt and Melissa Graves of Elkhorn, Nebraska, said they were “devastated” by their son’s death. “Words cannot describe the shock and grief our family is experiencing over the loss of our son. We are devastated and ask for privacy during this extremely difficult time. To all of the local authorities and staff who worked tirelessly … read more