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‘Star Wars’: J.J. Abrams Says Carrie Fisher Is ‘the Heart of’ ‘Rise of Skywalker’

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‘Star Wars’: J.J. Abrams Says Carrie Fisher Is ‘the Heart of’ ‘Rise of Skywalker’
Director J.J. Abrams spoke at length about Carrie Fisher during D23’s Walt Disney Studios panel on Saturday, saying that the late Princess Leia actress is “the heart of” the final installment in the Skywalker saga.

“The character of Leia is really, in a way, the heart of this story,” Abrams said. “We realized we could not possibly tell the end of these nine films without Leia. We realized that we had footage from Episode VII,’and we could use it in a new way.”

Fisher died on Dec. 27, 2016, at the age of 60, and had already completed filming on her role in “The Last Jedi.” It was announced last summer that Fisher’s family had approved previous footage of her being used for Episode IX, titled “The Rise of Skywalker.”

“As we, her family, as well as her extended family of fans around the world so believe, Carrie’s Princess
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Hilary Duff Says Returning For ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Revival Is ‘Surreal’

Hilary Duff Says Returning For ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Revival Is ‘Surreal’
Hilary Duff can’t wait to slip back into Lizzie McGuire’s shoes. Hours after Duff revealed that a “Lizzie McGuire” revival series was officially coming to Disney+, the 31-year-old actress — who will reprise her role as the beloved Disney heroine — spoke with Et about the “surreal” feeling returning to the role that made her a star. “It feels very
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Angelina Jolie Says She's Pushing Herself After Not Feeling ''Strong'' the Last Few Years

Angelina Jolie Says She's Pushing Herself After Not Feeling ''Strong'' the Last Few Years
Angelina Jolie is proving she's a superhero on and off the big screen. The legendary actress is stepping into the shoes of Maleficent once again in Disney's upcoming sequel and will suit up to play Thena in Marvel's Eternals film. But despite playing two of the strongest characters in movies right now, she reveals it took some time to get into that mindset. "I'm like everybody and... especially these last few years haven't been the easiest, and I haven't felt very strong," Jolie tells E! News at Disney's D23 Expo. "There's something when you're not feeling very strong, where you push yourself." She adds, "And I'm so grateful...
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Sofia Richie Kicks Off 21st Birthday in Vegas With Kylie Jenner and More Gal Pals

Sofia Richie Kicks Off 21st Birthday in Vegas With Kylie Jenner and More Gal Pals
It's a party, it's a party! Sofia Richie is kicking off her 21st birthday with a bang! Before heading to Las Vegas with her besties, the model's boyfriend, Scott Disick, surprised her with a luxury car. "Wow wow wow," she wrote of her lavish present, which was an estimated $200,000 black Aston Martin DB11. "Best bf award." Now, Richie is rounding up her gal pals, Kylie Jenner, Anastasia Karanikolaou (aka Stassi Baby), Amber Asaly, Victoria Villarroel and others for an epic girls' trip in Sin City. "Here we go," the blonde beauty captioned her Instagram Stories on Saturday afternoon, alongside a short video clip that showcased her pretty in pink...
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The Bachelorette's Rachel Lindsay Marries Bryan Abasolo

The Bachelorette's Rachel Lindsay Marries Bryan Abasolo
Two years after giving out her final rose, Rachel Lindsay has officially said "I do." The Bachelorette alum married Bryan Abasolo, the chiropractor who won her heart in season 13 of the hit ABC show, on Saturday afternoon, People reports. According to the publication, the bride and groom tied the knot at the Royalton Suites Cancún in Mexico. While the wedding guest list was initially a point of contention between the two, Bachelor Nation stars Kristina Schulman, Astrid Loch and Bibiana Julian ended up making the cut for the glamorous event. The new Mrs. stunned in a breathtaking white gown designed by Randi Rahm. The top half of her design featured...
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James Charles Posts Nude Photo to Take Back ''Ownership'' of His Twitter After Being Hacked

James Charles isn't letting the haters win. Nope, not today, Satan! The 20-year-old YouTube star's Twitter was reportedly hacked on Saturday morning. His social media account was apparently flooded with offensive and insensitive tweets, which caused many of his followers to question what was going on. And at one point, he even lost his blue check mark on Twitter. However, it didn't take long for Charles to gain control of his social media page. "hi I got my account back," the makeup artist shared, alongside a Nsfw photo that showed off his derrière. "just case I ever get hacked again, here's the Only nude I've ever taken!" He closed his statement, "can't...
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Jordyn Woods On the Status Of Her Friendship With Kylie Jenner: ‘Does Anything Really End?’

Jordyn Woods is getting candid about the “toughest breakup” she’s gone through. In a new interview with Teen Vogue, the 21-year-old model, actress and entrepreneur opens up about the status of her friendship with Kylie Jenner, following her alleged involvement in the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal, and what’s next for her. When asked about her strained relationship and “breakup” with Jenner,
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Inside Gigi Hadid and Tyler Cameron's Budding Love Story

Inside Gigi Hadid and Tyler Cameron's Budding Love Story
It's been less than a month since Gigi Hadid and Tyler Cameron sparked romance rumors...after some Bachelorette drama. While the two have not confirmed a relationship, here's what we know about what appears to be their buddying love story so far: Say What? On August 4, just days after he reunited and spent the night at the home of recent season 15 star Hannah Brown, who had rejected him on the show, Cameron, 26, and Hadid, 24, had drinks together at Brooklyn's Dumbo House in New York City before ending the night back at her apartment. Mutual Attraction: It appears a mutual attraction was already brewing well before the Bachelorette drama and reunion. A source...
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Carrie Fisher Is "the Heart of" Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, J.J. Abrams Says

Carrie Fisher Is
The late Carrie Fisher not only appears as Leia for the last time in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but her character makes up the "heart" of the entire story, says J.J. Abrams. The director made his comments at Disney's D23 Expo convention in Anaheim, California on Saturday, four months before the film is set to be released. It was previously announced that Fisher will appear in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker via unseen footage in the upcoming sequel, the final installment of the franchise's third trilogy. The actress died at age 60 in December 2016, months after filming wrapped on the second film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. "The character of Leia is...
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Taylor Swift Says Her Relationship With Joe Alwyn Is Not ''Up for Discussion''

Taylor Swift Says Her Relationship With Joe Alwyn Is Not ''Up for Discussion''
Taylor Swift's "lover" is off limits! The 29-year-old star, who recently released her seventh album, Lover, may have referenced her British boyfriend Joe Alwyn in a few songs, but that doesn't mean she's ready to open up about her relationship. In an interview with The Guardian's Weekend magazine, the "Me!" singer made it clear that she wasn't going to talk about her romance with the 28-year-old actor, who she's been dating for three years. "I've learned that if I do, people think it's up for discussion, and our relationship isn't up for discussion," she explained. "If you and I were having a glass of wine right now, we'd be...
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Kourtney Kardashian and Ex Younes Bendjima Run into Each Other at Party 1 Year After Split

Kourtney Kardashian and Ex Younes Bendjima Run into Each Other at Party 1 Year After Split
Kourtney Kardashian was in familiar company while out in Los Angeles on Friday night; She ran into her ex, Younes Bendjima. The 40-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and sisters Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner and their friends joined DJ Daniel Chetrit, who teamed up with Kendall last year for a podcast, for his birthday celebration at the Nice Guy restaurant. Younes, 26, attended the bash with friends, a source told E! News. "Kourtney said hello to Younes and exchanged pleasantries, but it wasn't much more than that," the source said. "She wasn't surprised Younes was there and is fine with saying hi to him. They are on good...
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Kit Harington Joins Marvel's The Eternals and Will Have a Game of Thrones Reunion

It's the Wolf Pack reunion we always wanted... Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced during Disney's D23 Expo convention in Anaheim, California on Saturday that Kit Harington, best known for his role of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, will play Dane Whitman, aka the Black Knight, in the upcoming superhero film The EternalsRichard Madden, who played Snow's brother (*wink*) Robb Stark on the HBO series, had previously been announced to play Ikaris in the movie. Naturally, Game of Thrones fans were elated at the news, and the reunion. "Richard Madden And Kit Harington Are Both In #TheEternals!! Its A Stark Brothers Reunion!!"...
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Scott Disick Surprises Sofia Richie With a James Bond Luxury Car for Her 21st Birthday

Scott Disick Surprises Sofia Richie With a James Bond Luxury Car for Her 21st Birthday
She's Richie, Sofia Richie. On Saturday, the model and girlfriend of Scott Disick turned 21 and showed off on her Instagram Story a luxury birthday gift: what appears to be a black Aston Martin DB11, which retails for at least $200,000, adorned with an enormous red ribbon. The brand's cars are notoriously used by James Bond in the hit spy film series. "Wow wow wow," Sofia wrote. "Best bf award." Sofia showed off the shiny black exterior and smooth orange leather interior of the vehicle, which boasts an 8-inch LCD screen with iPhone integration, A2DP Bluetooth audio and phone streaming and a Wi-Fi hub. "Holy s--t!!!! 21!" she also...
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Emma Stone Is a "Punk Rock" Cruella de Vil in Disney's First Photo From Film

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Lock up those puppies, because Emma Stone's Cruella de Vil is on the loose...and very...punk rock? Last year, it was confirmed that the 30-year-old Oscar winner would take on a younger version of the iconic fur coat-loving 101 Dalmatians villain role in the standalone live-action film Cruella. On Saturday, during Disney's D23 Expo convention in Anaheim, California, the first photo from the film was revealed. It shows Stone's Cruella sporting a permed, above-the-shoulder version of the character's trademark black and white colorblocked hairstyle, and what appears to be a black leather checkered jacket. She is holding onto (gulp!) three leashes attached to three Dalmatians. In...
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Shawn Mendes Apologizes for Past "Racially Insensitive Comments"

Shawn Mendes Apologizes for Past
Shawn Mendes took to his Instagram Story on Friday night to issue a written apology over what he called "racially insensitive comments" he had made on social media in the past. The 21-year-old Canadian pop star posted his statement days after a fan flat-out asked him about his past remarks during a Q&a session that was posted online. "I posted some racially insensitive comments on social media when I was younger, and I am so sorry," Mendes wrote. "I apologize wholeheartedly for what was said & understand how offensive those posts were. There is no place for comments like that, and those words do not represent who I am. I stand for complete inclusivity, equality and...
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How 13 Reasons Why Season 3 Killed Off Bryce Walker

With plenty of twists, 13 Reasons Why did that. The series killed off its chief antagonist Bryce Walker (Justin Prentice), turned his death into a season-long mystery and attempted to redeem the character—a serial rapist—along the way. So, who killed Bryce Walker? Spoiler alert! As revealed in the season three finale, Alex (Parenthood veteran Miles Heizer) was the one to ultimately end things for Bryce. After discovering Bryce badly beaten after a confrontation with Zach (Ross Butler), Alex pushed Bryce into the water where he drowned. Jessica (Alisha Boe) looked on. The reason for Zach's attack? Bryce essentially ended Zach's football career during the homecoming game riot at Liberty...
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Billie Eilish's 10 Most Relatable Moments

It's sometimes hard to remember that Billie Eilish is simply a 17-year-old kid. That can happen when an artist has the No. 1 song in the country, a debut album that debuted at No. 1 as well, and is performing all over the world. But it's true. She might be nominated for a remarkable 10 Moonmen at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, held on Monday, Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ of all places, but she's still just a kid who is discovering herself, quite literally, on the world's largest stage. And as much as she's become the voice of Gen Z, whenever she uses that voice in interviews, she reminds us of just how relatable she is.  Take, for instance, the way the newly-legal driver...
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Britain’s Prince Andrew Denies Any Knowledge Of Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Crimes

Britain’s Prince Andrew has denied any knowledge of criminal behavior by one-time friend Jeffrey Epstein who killed himself in a New York jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Read More: Psychologist approved removing Jeffrey Epstein from suicide watch The Duke of York said in a statement Saturday that “at no stage during the limited time I spent with
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Prince Andrew Defends Relationship With Jeffrey Epstein

Prince Andrew Defends Relationship With Jeffrey Epstein
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, issued a personal statement on Saturday over his past dealings with the late Jeffrey Epstein, saying that he never saw him act in any way that led to his arrest for sex crimes. Epstein, 66, died in jail in what officials said was a suicide earlier this month, weeks after he was indicted and had pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking of dozens of underage girls. U.S. court documents filed several years ago showed that Epstein had in years past spent time with the Duke of York, Queen Elizabeth II's second son, father of Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice and ex-husband of Sarah, Duchess of York. "It is apparent to me since the suicide of Mr....
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The Trailer For High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Is Here and Yes You Read That Title Correctly

Disney+ is going truly meta with its first series.  High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will make its debut along with the streaming site, which launches on November 12, and we've now got our first look at the extremely meta new comedy.  The show follows a fictional group of teens who attend the high school where High School Musical was filmed auditioning for and staging the stage version of High School Musical, and while it's not quite the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 playing fictional versions of themselves putting on a reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210, it's pretty close in terms of how broken our brains feel. This show title has two colons in it! That's a lot of...
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