The world lost an icon on Tuesday when news broke that actress Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60. She had been hospitalized last week after suffering a heart attack. Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, confirmed her mother’s death, saying in part, “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.”
That statement couldn’t be more true. Fisher was known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the “Star Wars” franchise, and will always be remembered for her charisma, humor … 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

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

Harrison Ford is speaking out after Carrie Fisher’s death at age 60.
In a statement to E! News, the 74-year-old actor said Tuesday, “Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely.” As he grieves the loss of his co-star, Harrison said his thoughts are with her daughter Billie Lourd, her mother Debbie Reynolds, her brother Todd Fisher and “her many friends. We will all miss her.” George Lucas, who cast Carrie as Princess Leia in Star Wars: … 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

There’s a moment in the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) looks Rebel leader Mon Mothma straight in the eyes and snarks, “This is a rebellion, isn’t it? I rebel.”
You either loved this line or you hated it. Some thought it was childish and rather corny. (To them, I ask: Have you ever watched a Star Wars movie?) Others, however, reveled in Jyn’s arrogance. Here was an abrasive troublemaker not unlike that stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking … 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: In a long piece in the Daily Beast this week, Amy Zimmerman explores the “dark … read more

Enjoy your last look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story before its Dec. 16 release.
The film’s final trailer debuted on Good Morning America Thursday. The year’s most anticipated movie—in theaters in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D—was directed by Gareth Edwards, produced by Simon Emanuel, Kathleen Kennedy and Allison Shearmur and executive produced by John Knoll and Jason McGatlin.
The action-adventure movie stars Riz Ahmed, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Genevieve O’Reilly, … read more

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story requiring reshoots is NBD.
Over the summer, multiple reports suggested the blockbuster was in major trouble ahead of its Dec. 18 release date. Reps for Disney and Lucasfilm publicly denied the claims, which had sent fans into a frenzy. Looking back at the controversy, Felicity Jones—who plays Rebel Alliance recruit Jyn Erso in the series’ first standalone film—insists that the constant speculation about the reshoots was misleading. “Obviously when you come to the … read more

It appears former President George H.W. Bush is with her. According to Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the 92-year-old lifelong Republican is going against his party and casting his ballot for the wife of his former presidential successor – Hillary Clinton
The eldest child of Ethel Kennedy and the late Robert F. Kennedy – and niece of former president John F. Kennedy – posted a picture of herself and the 41st president to her Facebook page on Monday with the caption: “The President told me he’s … read more

Laura Moore thought the small, silver plated handgun pointed at her was a pellet gun, but when the sting of a bullet hit the 21-year-old waitress in the left side of her chest, she realized it was all too real. “Why did you shoot me?” she remembers asking the stranger who had pulled the gun from under the driver’s seat that fateful night of May 29, 1985. “I need to go to the hospital,” she told him. The man just laughed and fired twice more, hitting her again in the left chest and then in the … read more

Disney and Lucasfilm released an Olympic-sized Star Wars TV spot Thursday.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters on Dec. 16, and the franchise’s fans are eager for something—anything!—that will tide them over until its release. Riz Ahmed, Jonathan Aris, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker and Donnie Yen make up the film’s cast, while Gareth Edwards serves as its director. A 15-second teaser hit the Internet Tuesday, which … read more

On Wednesday, a Los Angeles judge sentenced Grim Sleeper serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr. to death for the murders of 10 women during a 23-year killing spree. “It is obvious you have a deep-seeded hatred for women that started long ago,” said Los Angeles superior court judge Kathleen Kennedy when she imposed the sentence of death. “Why? I don’t know.” A bespectacled Franklin, wearing orange jail scrubs, stared straight ahead and showed no emotion when the judge handed down the sentence. The audience, … read more

I always think of Disney productions as indefatigable and overwhelmingly competent, but I need to check my expectations, as should we all. On the heels of the messiness surrounding the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film, we’re getting lots of stories about the disappointments around Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Back in May, we heard that the first cut of the film was pretty bad, and that Disney ordered four weeks of reshoots to deal with the blandness. The story at the time was that some at … read more