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

Graham Phillips spent the better part of seven years playing Zach, the son of Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) on The Good Wife, and during that time he developed a close mother-son dynamic with Margulies. “Having Julianna as my fake mother for the last seven years was great,” Phillips told PEOPLE at Thursday’s The Good Wife’s series finale party at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. “She really was very maternal to me these last seven years.” Graham Phillips
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As high school seniors, we all have anxiety about where we will go to college. Usually, our lists consist of a dream school, a few reach schools, and a handful of safe schools. When I was a senior, I applied to mostly liberal arts colleges like Sarah Lawrence, Wellesley, Smith, Reed, and Wesleyan. There was something about Wesleyan that had a dreamlike aura surrounding it. It was prestigious, it was liberal, it was artsy, it — supposedly — had a great LGBTQ community. So when I found out I got … read more

For more than 80 years, the SAT has been the leading standardized test for college admission in the U.S. The SAT has also been the bane of most high school students’ existence for most of that time, with kids cramming, stressing and cramming some more in the months — and sometimes years — before they take the exam. If you’re a student about to take the SAT or ACT, you might think that a high score is your ticket to success, but your whole life doesn’t actually hinge on it. Most, if not … read more

Rosie Perez is leaving ABC’s “The View” — apparently for real this time.
ABC News reports that the Oscar-nominated actress will not be returning to the talk show next season. The 50-year-old, who joined “The View” last September, is said to be leaving the program to pursue “her love for acting” full-time. She’s currently starring in Larry David’s Broadway play “Fish in the Dark.”
“Stepping into the role of talk show host at the same time she has been starring on Broadway has … read more