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Star Wars actor Mark Hamill is apparently "speechless" after finally receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Many fans of Star Wars and Hamill had already assumed that he had a star, but in fact he did not and the same goes for the late Carrie Fisher. When Fisher passed away in December fans made up their own star for the actress best know for portraying Princess Leia. In addition to playing Luke Skywalker, Hamill is also known for supplying the voice of the Joker in the DC Animated Universe as well as the wildly popular Arkham series of video games.
After news spread of Hamill receiving the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the actor Tweeted a simple hashtag that read "speechless." Hamill is a pop culture icon and has recently gone back to his Star Wars roots to have a small role in 2015's The »
We’ve heard a lot of different stories about how Star Wars: Episode IX, the final part of the revived trilogy, will handle the death of Carrie Fisher. After her tragic passing last December, it was rumoured that CGI would be used to recreate her likeness for the movie – in the mold of Peter Cushing in Rogue One – but this was ruled out by Lucasfilm not too long ago. It was also said that Episode 9 was to have had a major role for Leia and that the film’s storyline had to be completely rewritten after Fisher died.
The truth is, we really don’t know just yet how exactly the actress’ loss will be dealt with, as director Colin Trevorrow and his team are still working on how they’ll handle Leia in the movie and more specifically, how best to salute Carrie Fisher’s immense contribution to the franchise. »
- Christian Bone
Colin Trevorrow's Star Wars 9 is set to officially begin shooting in January of 2018, and the director promises that the final installment in the sequel trilogy will honor and pay respect to the late Carrie Fisher. Fisher, who returned to the role of Princess Leia for The Force Awakens in 2015 passed away from a heart attack in December of 2016 after filming all of her scenes for The Last Jedi. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Trevorrow have said that Fisher was going to have a large role to play in Star Wars 9.
The recently released Vanity Fair article shed some light on Carrie Fisher's involvement in Star Wars 9. It is well known that Luke Skywalker was barely in The Force Awakens and that he will have a larger part in The Last Jedi. The Force Awakens was more of Han Solo's movie and apparently it was assumed, even by Fisher, »
Whose family has grown and who is hoping to add (at least) one more? Here’s all the intel on everything you missed from Hollywood’s hottest stars this week.
“Bey and Jay are thrilled and have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends,” a source told People.
On Sunday, Beyoncé’s father Mathew Knowles confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, “They’re here! #beyonce #twins #jayz #happybirthday.” He included a shot of a photo of balloons that was signed “love, »
- Lindsay Kimble
- Chris Agar
We are nearing the halfway point of 2017, and that means we are a mere six months away from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Originally, the movie was supposed to come out in May of this year, but Lucasfilm decided to bump that back, which may have been a good decision. One reason for that is that the movie still isn't done yet, but director Rian Johnson recently confirmed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will wrap post-production this August.
The director was recently a guest on the Talk House Podcast and offered up the information without being probed about it. When asked what he hopes to do after Star Wars 8, he provided a timeline for his next project and, in that, he revealed when the movie will be totally done and in the can. Turns out, that will be in just a couple of months Here's what he had to say about it.
"Well, that's the thing, I've got, like, a couple idea that I've been working on. Pretty well-developed. I just gotta sit down and fuckin' write one of them. And I guess my pipe dream is...'Cause we're actually gonna be done with [The Last Jedi], if we stick to schedule, we're done with post-production, like, in August, and the movie doesn't come out 'till Christmas. So I'll have a couple months that I'm hoping, my pipe dream is I'll actually write one of these scripts."
This is interesting for a few reasons. For one, we now know when to expect Star Wars: The Last Jedi to be completely done. That means we will probably hear some buzz about early screenings, even if they are Lucasfilm and Disney only screenings that are behind closed doors, but those will be telling. There is also just the knowledge that the next chapter in the Skywalker saga will just be sitting there, waiting to be seen. It is also interesting that Rian Johnson's next project is going to be another original project, it sounds like. That should make anyone who has seen movies like Looper or Brick pretty happy.
It is also interesting to think about that original release timetable. Given how long the movie has been done with principal photography, it isn't as though Rian Johnson and everyone working on Star Wars: The Last Jedi couldn't have finished the movie on time, if pressed. But having that extra time, especially given the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher after production wrapped, was probably very beneficial. We'll have to wait and see how the movie turns out.
We'll have a slightly better idea in not too long, since another trailer for Star Wars 8 is on the way very shortly, probably at D23 or San Diego Comic-Con. Still, don't expect Lucasfilm and Rian Johnson to give away too much, as the new trailer is very short and they seem to be keeping this one especially under wraps, even for a Star Wars movie. In any case, we are one step closer to Star Wars: The Last Jedi being a reality. »
Over her storied career, Meryl Streep has racked up dozens of film credits going back to the ’70s, scored a record-breaking 20 Oscar nominations (along with three wins), and, of course, delivered golden line after golden line.
With the actress turning 68 on Thursday, Variety decided it was as good a time as any to look back at some of Streep’s best lines, from the funny to the sassy to the downright inspirational.
“How do I look?” — Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Following a divorce, and nasty custody battle complete with character assassination and conflicted emotion, Streep as Joanna Kramer seals her first Oscar win with a question — “How do I look?” — as she boards an elevator to see her son.
“The dingo took my baby!” – “Cry in the Dark” (1988)
Often misquoted as “A dingo ate my baby,” Streep’s exclamation after a wild dog snatches her infant from a tent, delivered in a flawless Australian accent, has become part of pop culture. Elaine made it a memorable put-down in a “Seinfeld” episode.
“I’m not a box. I don’t have sides. This is it. One side fits all.” — “Postcards From the Edge” (1990)
In “Postcards From the Edge,” Meryl Streep is Carrie Fisher’s muse, and embodies the late Hollywood royal in all her snarky, unpredictable, and out-of-control glory. With this line, Streep’s Suzanne Vale snaps back at her love interest Jack Faulkner (Dennis Quaid) to make sure he knows exactly where they stand.
“I am a righteous bitch, aren’t I?” — “Dancing at Lughnasa” (1998)
In the long history of Streep delivering flawlessly sassy lines, let no one forget her 1998 role in period film “Dancing at Lughnasa,” where she played Kate “Kit” Mundy. After her sister Aggie (Brid Brennan) declares, “Do you ever listen to yourself, Kate? You are such a damned righteous bitch,” Streep’s Kit can only delightfully agree.
“That is what we do. That is what people do. They stay alive for each other.” — “The Hours” (2002)
In one heartbreaking scene of “The Hours,” Streep, who plays New Yorker Clarissa Vaughan, has a candid conversation with the AIDs-striken Richard (Ed Harris), who asks her why he should even stay alive, if not for her.
“The assassin always dies, baby. It’s necessary for the national healing.” — “The Manchurian Candidate” (2004)
Meryl Streep played U.S. Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw, the manipulative mother of Liev Schreiber’s Raymond Shaw. She perfectly embodies the ruthless nature of her character when she delivers the difficult truth to her son.
Various — “Devil Wears Prada” (2006)
Where to even start with Streep’s endlessly quotable performance as Miranda Priestly? At the end, of course, with the line that the actress brilliantly tweaked during the table read from “Everybody wants to be me” to “Everybody wants to be us.” With this statement we realize how much Andy (Anne Hathaway) has changed (and, really, how much we all have). Some of Streep’s greatest lines stem from her impatient snark (“By all means, move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me.”) And she has a certain specialty in the way she delivers questions (“Why is no one ready?”; “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.”). But the line that defines Streep’s performance, is the two-word dismissal that becomes her refrain: “That’s all.”
“I have doubts… I have such doubts.” — “Doubt” (2008)
Meryl Streep allows the veneer of stern self-assurance in her character, Sister Aloysius Beauvier, to crack in a moment of emotional release. “I have doubts … I have such doubts,” she breaks down about her ability to expose Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), and her faith in the church at large.
“If what I think is happening is happening … it better not be.” — “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (2009)
Meryl Streep is the matriarch in Wes Anderson’s endlessly quirky and quippy animated masterpiece — stern and even, and a foil for her rambunctious husband voiced by George Clooney. In this scene she calls out his tomfoolery: “If what I think is happening,” she says, and the camera closes in on her judgmental gaze. “… it better not be.”
“These damn things are as hot as a stiff c—!” – “Julie and Julia” (2009)
“We will stand on principle, or we will not stand at all.” — “The Iron Lady” (2011)
Streep’s performance as Margaret Thatcher earned her her most recent Oscar, and it’s easy to see why. When she tells Alexander Haig (Matthew Marsh) about why she will go to war with Argentina in an empassioned speech, it’s hard not to get chills.
“Is anybody supposed to smoke?” — “August: Osage County” (2013)
Streep played the delightfully sardonic Violet Weston in John Wells’ adaptation of Tracy Letts’ play. Her response to Ivy’s (Julianne Nicholson) quite obvious question is only one of many memorable lines from the drama (though not uttered by Streep, who can forget Julia Roberts’ “Eat the fish, bitch”?)
What’s your favorite Meryl Streep movie line? Let us know in the comments below!
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- Variety Staff
In honor of Streep’s incredible feat (which she celebrated with an epic gif of her dancing; see below), we’re looking back at the roles that got her the accolades.
(We’re just as excited as you, Meryl!)
1979: The Deer Hunter
Though she didn’t win for her turn as the girlfriend of a fallen soldier in Vietnam, the role helped establish Streep as one to watch in the awards show game, »
- Maria Yagoda and Diana Pearl
Back in May, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson revealed that he’d asked J.J. Abrams to make one small change to the ending of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in order to set the stage for Episode VIII, and now Star Wars: Episode IX helmer Colin Trevorrow has said that he’s asked a similar favour of Johnson.
“There was one little thing,” Trevorrow tells the Happy Sad Confused Podcast (via Dark Horizons). “It wasn’t an adjustment, it was just ‘Could you shoot this one extra thing while you’re in this place on this day?’ And he did, which was great. But, y’know, it’s part of the collaborative process that exists – everyone is in communication. There’s such a genuine want to get this right from everybody, and I think that one of the misconceptions is that there’s some kind of great corporate overlord that is dictating this story to everybody, and that’s what it’s going to be because that’s going to sell the most toys. The reality of it is that it’s a small group of people, but it’s actually, y’know, kind of large when you think about it – and none of them are corporate, all of them are creatives and all of them are genuinely, very sincerely, wanting to do the work of their lives in order to realize this.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 14th in the UK and December 15th in the States and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb), Simon Pegg (Unkar Plutt), and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, and Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park). »
- Gary Collinson
Every awards show reflects the tastes of its voting pool. The Golden Globe Awards are voted on by obscure journalists from outlets no one has ever heard of. The People’s Choice Awards are voted on by people.
But the Emmys are voted on by the group whose opinion is most trusted by the folks who make television — other folks who make television. Those are the individuals who understand not only that making a great piece of television is hard, but also why it’s hard.
Showrunners, being the persons in charge, are the TV professionals who have the most holistic view of the craft. »
- Variety Staff
On Monday, the L.A. County Coroner released its full autopsy, which showed that cocaine was among the drugs in the actress' system when she died in December at age 60. However, investigators could not determine what impact the drugs in her system may have had on her death.
"I would tell you, from my perspective that there’s certainly no news that Carrie did drugs," Todd told Et after the autopsy results were revealed. "If you want to know what killed her, it’s all of it."
Watch: Carrie Fisher's Cause of Death Revealed -- Actress Died of Sleep Apnea and 'Other Undetermined Factors'
"Without her drugs, maybe she would have left long ago," he added. "I am not shocked that part of her health was affected by drugs.”
Todd also came »
Time to get excited Star Wars fans, as it seems a new trailer for December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi is on the horizon, with the BBFC officially classifying a second trailer, running at 1 minute and 31 seconds.
It’s unclear when the trailer will arrive, but typically they’re with us within a couple of weeks of classification and there are some big releases incoming, including Transformers: The Last Knight and Spider-Man: Homecoming, which it could potentially be attached to. That being said, Disney’s D-23 Expo is also taking place next month between Friday July 14th and Sunday July 16th, so it’s possible that Disney and Lucasfilm could hold off until then.
Update: The folks at Trailer Track believe it may just be a condensed version of the teaser trailer. »
- Gary Collinson
Chris Cornell‘s legacy is living on in his children.
On Monday, the late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman’s Facebook page shared letters written to Cornell from daughters Toni, 12, and Lillian Jean, 17 this month, plus wife Vicky, in observance of Father’s Day — a month after the singer’s death by suicide at age 52.
“Let me start by saying how much I love you and how much you mean to me,” begins Toni’s letter, accompanied by a photo collage of herself with Cornell through the years. “You are my idol, someone I’ve always looked up to. You were always there for me. »
- Jen Juneau
Read More: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer: First Look at Episode 8 Doesn’t Skimp on Action and Emotion — Watch
Every “Star Wars” director hopes to leave a personal stamp on the franchise while taking the story to new heights, but the filmmakers who are tasked with bringing each new movie to the screen are more like friendly collaborators than competitors. That’s according to Colin Trevorrow, who revealed that he asked “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson for a small assist while he was shooting his film. Here’s what Trevorrow said in a recent interview with MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast:
“It was just ‘Could you shoot this one extra thing while you’re in this place on this day?’ And he did, which was great. But, you know, it’s part of the collaborative process that exists – everyone is in communication…All of them »
- Graham Winfrey
Carrie Fisher, who died at age 60 on Dec. 27, 2016, was found to have had cocaine, methadone, heroin, and ecstasy in her system days before she died. Carrie Fisher Autopsy Reveals Illicit Drugs In System Four days prior to her death, Fisher became ill and unresponsive on a flight from London to Los Angeles, […]
The post Carrie Fisher Had Cocaine & Other Drugs In Her System Days Before Death, Autopsy Shows appeared first on uInterview. »
- Hillary Luehring-Jones
Carrie Fisher was likely binging on heroin, cocaine and ecstasy before suffering a heart attack last December while on a flight from London to La. All three drugs, plus others, were found in her system, according to an autopsy report. Fisher, who gained iconic film status as Princess Leia in the early “Star Wars” movies, suffered with drug addictions most of her life. ...Read More »
- Keith Girard
Over the weekend, the Los Angeles County Coroner revealed that "sleep apnea and other undetermined factors" was ruled as the cause of death for beloved Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher. Today we have word that cocaine, morphine, codeine and oxycodone were found in the actress' system at the time of her death. The coroner's report added that atherosclerotic heart disease, the hardening of the arteries, was also listed as a cause of death along with drug use, but no specific drugs were revealed until now.
TMZ reports that the Los Angeles County Coroner released its full autopsy today, along with the toxicology report that reveals what drugs were found in her system, through a urine analysis. Other drugs found in her system include Mdma, a.k.a. ecstasy, and heroin. No details were given as to how big the dose for each drug was, when these drugs were taken, or »
Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in her system had on her death. The report released Monday states Fisher may have taken cocaine three days before the […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
Carrie Fisher had heroin, methadone and other drugs in her system when she died suddenly at age 60 in 2016, according to a toxicology report released Monday; E! News obtained the official documents from the Los Angeles County coroner's office. "The exposure to cocaine took place sometime approximately in the last 72 hours of the sample that was obtained," the report said, which also revealed Carrie had a "remote exposure to Mdma" (commonly known as ecstasy). In addition to the illegal drugs, Carrie was taking Abilify, Lamictal and Prozac under prescription. Carrie—the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds—had a history of bipolar disorder and a long history of drug use. At the time of her »
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