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Billie Lourd ‘didn’t like’ Princess Leia growing up

Billie Lourd ‘didn’t like’ Princess Leia growing up

Billie Lourd "didn’t really like" her late mother Carrie Fisher’s ‘Star Wars’ character Princess Leia. The 27-year-old actress has admitted growing up after her mother Carrie – who passed away in 2016 – had become a household name for her role in the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy was difficult, because it meant there "wasn’t as mu... »

Billie Lourd lands Will and Grace role

Billie Lourd lands Will and Grace role

Billie Lourd will play the granddaughter of the late Debbie Reynolds’s character in the new series of ‘Will & Grace’. The ‘Singing in the Rain’ actress – who died in 2016 – starred as Bobbi Adler in 12 episodes of the show’s original run and now producers have confirmed they have signed up her real-life granddaughter to play Fiona in the sitcom&#... »

Carrie Fisher ‘will play a central role’ in Star Wars: Episode IX

Carrie Fisher ‘will play a central role’ in Star Wars: Episode IX

Carrie Fisher will play an integral role in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker’, according to J.J. Abrams. The 53-year-old filmmaker has teased details of the much-anticipated new movie, revealing the late actress – who passed away in 2016 – is central to the film’s storyline. He shared: "We couldn’t figure out how to tell the end of the Skywalke... »

Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars story ends with Episode IX

Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars story ends with Episode IX

Daisy Ridley has confirmed she will not be returning as Rey in the next ‘Star Wars’ trilogy. The 27-year-old actress first played Rey in J.J. Abrams’ 2015 film ‘The Force Awakens’ and Rian Johnson’s 2017 follow-up ‘The Last Jedi’ and she will be seen again as the character in this year’s ‘The Rise of Skywalker’. Ridley has now revea... »

Mahershala Ali and Chris Hemsworth among next Hollywood Walk of Fame stars

Mahershala Ali and Chris Hemsworth among next Hollywood Walk of Fame stars

Chris Hemsworth, Mahershala Ali, Andy Cohen and Cindy Crawford are among those who will receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Walk of Fame Selection Committee have unveiled a list of 35 "unique" celebrities from the worlds of film, music, TV, performance, and radio who will be honoured in 2020, with the likes of Alicia Keys, Elvi... »

Daisy Ridley’s boyfriend drops engagement hint?

Daisy Ridley’s boyfriend drops engagement hint?

Daisy Ridley’s boyfriend has reportedly been overheard calling the actress his fiancee. The 27-year-old actress moved in with actor Tom Bateman in February, and he’s sparked speculation that they might soon tie the knot following a recent trip to Chicago. A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Tom introduced Daisy to staff at a Chicago hairdresser’s as his fiancee. &quo... »

Carrie Fisher will speak to her daughter in The Rise of Skywalker

Carrie Fisher will speak to her daughter in The Rise of Skywalker

J.J. Abrams says ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ will feature Carrie Fisher interacting with her real-life daughter, Billie Lourd. Carrie passed away at the age of 60 in 2016 after having filmed her role as General Leia Organa in just two of the latest trilogy of ‘Star Wars’ movies, and it was previously revealed that her character would be brought to life in the final i... »

Olivia Wilde wanted diverse cast for Booksmart

Olivia Wilde wanted diverse cast for Booksmart

Olivia Wilde wanted a diverse cast for her directorial debut ‘Booksmart’ so she didn’t hire from the "same pool" of actors. The 35-year-old actress made the decision when casting for her high school comedy to "look beyond resumes" and select people on their raw talent and that led to her giving jobs to first-time actors Victoria Ruesga and Nico Haraga. Wilde i... »

J.J. Abrams refused to replace Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX

J.J. Abrams refused to replace Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX

J.J. Abrams says it would have been "impossible" to recast Carrie Fisher’s role in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’. The actress passed away at the age of 60 in 2016 after having filmed her role as General Leia Organa in just two of the latest trilogy of ‘Star Wars’ movies, and it was previously revealed that her character would be brought to life in the final instal... »

Star Wars: Episode IX title revealed

Star Wars: Episode IX title revealed

The final instalment of the mainline ‘Star Wars’ series will be subtitled ‘The Rise of Skywalker’. The film – which was previously known as ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ – released its first trailer on Friday (12.04.19), and with it, the full title of the project was announced as ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’. The trailer aired at the annu... »

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