One of her many talents. Carrie Fisher spoke in near-fluent French while promoting the first Star Wars movie in a 1977 interview. The actress, who died on Tuesday at the age of 60 in Los Angeles after suffering a medical emergency onboard a flight from London to LAX on Friday, December 23, discusses the sci-fi hit with French journalists in the recently resurfaced clip. As her costar Harrison Ford sat beside her smoking a cigarette, the actress, who was just out of her teens, said she hoped Star … read more

Carrie Fisher’s relationship with her mother, Debbie Reynolds, was the stuff of Hollywood legend.
Its own chapter in the proverbial annals of show business lore, thanks largely in part to Fisher’s 1987 novel Postcards From the Edge, mother and daughter gave their devoted fans exactly what they wanted when they appeared in public together, bickering like a Borscht Belt duo in “take my mom, please” fashion.
But though their relationship could rightfully be categorized as turbulent, the thornier aspects … read more

In her day, Debbie Reynolds did it all. Subsequently, her day lasted for decades.
The actress, who became a national treasure as the star of one of the most beloved movies of all time and went on to enjoy a nearly 70-year career in film, television and theater, has died. She was 84. Her son, Todd Fisher, confirmed the news to the Associated Press.
No cause was immediately announced. Reynolds had been hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after reportedly suffering a stroke at Todd’s home, barely a day … read more

Carrie Fisher may have played a fierce warrior as Princess Leia on-screen, but she was also battling for something incredibly important off-screen.
The actress—who passed away at age 60 on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack—left behind a legacy of fighting for mental health and raising awareness around it.
She infamously struggled with addiction in the 1970s and ’80s, admitting she used cocaine and LSD, but after getting sober and being diagnosed as bi-polar and manic depressive, she turned … read more

There are so few true icons.
“Iconic” is a word that gets thrown around haphazardly, having become interchangeable with any word that connotes fame and losing its primary definition as something inspiring unflagging, uncritical devotion.
Yet Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia fits the bill.
When every other movie and TV show these days is a spin-off, a reboot, a remake, the mass-entertainment moments that resonate as singular are becoming increasingly rare. Even fewer and more far between are truly memorable … read more

Actress Carrie Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died at age 60.
Fisher was taken to UCLA Medical Center after reportedly suffering a heart attack on Friday. She leaves behind a daughter, 24-year-old actress Billie Lourd, who released this statement through the family’s spokesman, Simon Halls:
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” reads … read more

It seems incorrect that a survivor like Carrie Fisher could die at the mere age of 60. She should have gone out with arteries full of stents at the age of 105, attended by her dog, Gary Fisher, and a cabal of muscled men scantily clad in outfits reminiscent of what Leia wore in her days with Jabba. In a just world, Fisher would have had this heart attack and not even noticed, so years later she could’ve relayed her shock at the next doctor’s visit in another one of her best-selling memoirs. She … read more

Well that settles it. 2016 is the worst. Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, for her memoirs and for her acerbic wit, has passed away aged 60. Carrie suffered a heart attack while on a flight on Friday from London to LA and was rushed to hospital. She was placed in ICU and eventually her condition was upgraded to “stable,” but sadly Carrie passed away today. As USA Today explains, was just on tour promoting her dishy latest book, The Princess Diarist. The actress … read more

Lena Dunham has apologized for a comment she made on her podcast Women of the Hour, in which she said that she wished she’d had an abortion.
Was the joke distasteful? Yes.
But Dunham’s heartfelt explanation more than makes up for it.
“My latest podcast episode was meant to tell a multifaceted story about reproductive choice in America, to explain the many reasons women do or don’t choose to have children and what bodily autonomy really means. I’m so proud of the medley of voices in the episode. … read more

It finally all makes sense to Mindy Kaling. For years, the Mindy Project star’s friend Sonia Kharkar had a camera pointed at her during meals. Now, the Emmy nominee finally knows why. “I would always ask her why the hell she was doing that,” the actress wrote on Instagram. “Yesterday she gave me these six dessert plates printed with photos of me shoving food in my face. It’s the funniest gift I’ve ever gotten.” Now, that’s quite the honor from a professional funny lady. On each plate, Kaling is … read more

I watch a lot of movies. Some of them are great. Many of them are bad. But every time the theater goes dark, I get excited. You never know when you’ll spot a breakout star, even when the movie around them is a black hole. In 2016, there was a fantastic new face every month — technically, more often than that if you’ll forgive me for including a dog. Here are the 13 new (or, at least, newly valued) talents that made even the worst films worthwhile. I can’t wait to see what they do in 2017. … read more

It’s Tuesday, so you know what that means: Meryl Streep is going to receive yet another well-deserved award.
Streep will be honored with the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality Award at the 2017 HRC Greater New York Gala on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. This announcement came on Tuesday, Dec. 20, by way of the HRC, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.
“Throughout her phenomenal career, … read more

It’s one of those years where there should not be too many surprises when it comes to the major Oscar contenders. There are some real races going on, for sure, but as far as the nominations go, the actual races solidified pretty early on, with a few exceptions. For example, while I think Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali is the leading contender for Best Supporting Actor, the other nominations are largely up in the air. Anyway, the SAG nominations were just released and most of these nominations were … read more

Sophia Bush and Common revealed the nominees for the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Dec. 14, 2016, from the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.
The SAG Awards will broadcast live simultaneously on TNT and TBS on Jan. 29, 2017 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie) will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award.
Last year, Spotlight took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture while Leonardo DiCaprio was recognized … read more

This is the week awards season comes into focus.
On Monday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the Golden Globe nominations, and on Wednesday, the Screen Actors Guild unveiled the shortlist for its annual film and television prizes. Both awards are considered bellwethers for the 2017 Oscar race that began in earnest around Labor Day.
Sophia Bush and Common announced the nominees in Los Angeles. The SAG Awards air Jan. 29.
“Captain … read more