John Boyega is paying tribute to Carrie Fisher.
“My heart is heavy but I’m grateful that I got to know her,” he tweeted Wednesday. “I’ll cherish the memories, conversations and her consistent support. Rest well.”
The actors co-starred in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Boyega, a lifelong Star Wars fan, often asked Fisher for advice in between takes. “She is hilarious,” he told Yahoo!’s Katie Couric last year. “One thing she did say to me was, ‘You’re going to have stalkers—guaranteed.’ I’m … read more
Star Wars lost one of its biggest stars Tuesday.
Carrie Fisher, daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, died days after suffering a heart attack in Los Angeles. As news of the 60-year-old actress’ death spread through Hollywood, tributes came pouring in from many of her Star Wars colleagues and co-stars, including Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Daniels, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Peter Mayhew, Lupita Nyong’o and Andy Serkis.
Daisy Ridley shared … read more
Joely Fisher is speaking out following the tragic passing of her big sister. In the hours following Carrie Fisher’s death Tuesday morning, the actress took to Twitter with a heartbreaking dedication to the Star Wars icon.
“Breaking my silence with a broken heart…the Unfathomable loss…the earth is off its axis today…how dare you take her away from us,” Joely wrote alongside a photo of the pair embracing each other. During Fisher’s subsequent hospitalization after suffering a heart attack while … read more
This weekend, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is headed to theaters offering a new, dizzying adventure featuring Darth Vader and his nefarious Empire attempting to stop a small band of rebels with a covert mission to carry out. It’s got battles, stunning visuals and characters we’re betting you’ll be rooting for! Here’s the details on this new, highly anticipated flick.
Who’s in it?
Felicity Jones plays the film’s heroine. The stellar supporting cast includes Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, … read more
The Death Star blew up before I was born. Its pink-and-yellow cloud left a residue on the culture. We’ve inherited Luke Skywalker’s PTSD. Generations have witnessed that moment through rewinds and re-releases, and once mine grew old enough, we recreated it for ourselves with The Force Awakens’ supersize revamp and now Rogue One’s through-the-looking-glass reimagining of how it was done in the first place. Four decades after the damned thing first exploded, to see the killer ship’s blueprint onscreen … read more
Google’s list of the year’s most frequently searched topics revealed that we are all equally obsessed with Beyoncé.
The Lemonade mastermind was the most popular artist of 2017, followed by Céline Dion, whose husband René Angélil passed away in January, and Kesha, whose public legal battle with her former Sony producer Dr. Luke was a recurring story in entertainment headlines. The most-searched general terms included “Powerball,” “Prince,” and “Hurricane Matthew,” while Brad … read more
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens nationwide on December 16th, just nine days from today. As a result, the cast is out making the promotional rounds and the movie’s lead, Felicity Jones, is rightfully handling the bulk of it. Since the movie is shrouded in so much secrecy, Felicity is limited in her talking points on the film. Almost every interview is peppered with hollow questions to which Felicity gives generic answers about the plot. However, Felicity has worked this to her advantage by pressing … read more
In a statement that was released Monday (Nov. 28, 2016), the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) said that 2016 has been the best year for the black community in terms of their on-screen visibility in cinema.
“The studios and major film distributors really gave it to us this year,” said Gil Robertson, AAFCA co-founder/president, in the statement. “By any measurement, it’s been an exceptional year for Blacks in film. From comedies to high-quality dramas and documentaries, 2016 … read more
Seeing Star Wars heroines Rey and Jyn Erso together on a poster for the first time was enough to make us go all teary-eyed. Knowing that Daisy Ridley and Felicity Jones recently got together in London over tea to discuss galaxies far, far away? Well, that’s the stuff dreams are made of. We’re just a little upset we weren’t invited. “We talked for hours, and we just talked really quickly and really intensely to each other,” Jones told Josh Horowitz during MTV News’ Facebook Live with Jones and her … read more
Manchester by the Sea was named the best film of the year by the National Board of Review on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea tells the story of a janitor, portrayed by Casey Affleck, who is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. Affleck was given the best actor award for his performance while the triumph of the film itself is a comeback for Lonergan after his last film, Margaret, sparked several lawsuits. Manchester … read more
Even when they didn’t set out to be singers, Hollywood managed to swoop up stars with secret pipes. Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland is the newest celebrity in a long line of famous faces to reveal they can carry a tune, thanks to a fresh cover of The Chainsmokers and Halsey’s “Closer.”
Paired with Boyce Avenue, the 25-year-old actress took the mic and revealed a musical prowess that fans had yet to see. “This one was awesome to work on,” Boyce Avenue tweeted. “@Sarah_Hyland is so talented!!”
You can … read more
When The Force Awakens came out last year, many dudes and some ladies began to wonder if the Rey character qualified as a “Mary Sue.” Within the fandom/geek culture world, Mary Sue is an archetype – a sexist archetype – of a female character who is seemingly too good, too perfect, too admirable, too talented, too quick to pick up useful skills. The application of the Mary Sue label onto Rey (played by Daisy Ridley) was that she seemed to be using “the Force” too quickly and too well, … read more
We’ve searched high and low for all the celeb stories you might have missed today, featuring Nick Young, Chris Hemsworth, and a bunch more!
In the heat of election season, lots of women are boycotting Ivanka Trump’s fashion label in the wake of her father Donald Trump’s polarizing statements. Now, she’s offering her response to those who are banning her products. [Us Weekly]
Nick Young is a dad again! His ex-girlfriend, Keonna Green, just gave birth to a baby girl! [TMZ]
Jake Gyllenhaal … read more
With reporting by Josh Horowitz.
Rey was the breakout star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, spawning what’s sure to be endless Halloween costumes this year, not to mention cosplayers at various Comic Cons. She’s a bold and beloved character, yet some fans still consider her a “Mary Sue.”
Recently, actress Daisy Ridley sat down with MTV’s Josh Horowitz for the latest episode of the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, chatting about Rey’s Mary Sue name-callers, as well as Ridley’s abrupt social media departure. … read more
Here are some of the news stories that you may have missed today, featuring Karlie Kloss, Kim Kardashian, Kit Harington and more.
Besties that slay together, stay together! For Louis Vuitton’s Paris Fashion Week show on Wednesday, October 5, Karlie Kloss added freshly-cut bangs to her blonde lob for fall 2016. [Us Weekly]
Kim Kardashian’s bodyguard just deleted every mention of her from his social media … including photos and all references to him working for her. [TMZ]
Kit Harington and Rose … read more