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Billie Lourd Speaks Out on Deaths of mother Carrie Fisher, Grandmother Debbie Reynolds

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Billie Lourd says the support she’s received since the deaths of her mother, Carrie Fisher, and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, has given her strength. Lourd posted a photo of herself with Fisher and Reynolds on her official Instagram account Monday. She wrote, “Receiving all of your prayers and kind words over the past week has given me strength during a ...

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‘Rogue One’ Tops Box Office for third Sraight Weekend

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NEW YORK — The new year at the box office is starting where 2016 left off: with Disney on top. The “Star Wars” spinoff “Rogue One” led the box office for the third straight week, taking in an estimated $64.3 million over the four-day New Year’s weekend, according to studio estimates Monday. The success of Gareth Edwards’ “Rogue One” has ...

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George Lucas Museum Cliffhanger: LA or San Francisco?

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SAN FRANCISCO — George Lucas is no stranger to epic struggles on the big screen, but he didn’t expect one off-camera when it came to his art collection. For nearly a decade, the filmmaker has tried to build a museum to house an extensive personal collection that includes 40,000 paintings, illustrations and film-related items. But legal entanglements and other complications ...

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Mariah Carey Rep: Technical Problems Bungle New Year’s Show

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NEW YORK — After a brief, flawless “Auld Lang Syne,” it was all downhill for Mariah Carey on New Year’s Eve. A representative for the million-selling superstar cited technical difficulties for a disastrous appearance on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” which aired on ABC and was the subject of widespread mockery on social media. Carey’s mood ...

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College Football Playoff Viewership on ESPN Rises Slightly

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Both New Year’s Eve College Football Playoff semifinals drew a bigger television and online audience than the games last season, but there were still far fewer people watching the games than when they were played on New Year’s Day two seasons ago. The Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl semifinals on Saturday together drew total live audience of 19.7 million and ...

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Queen Elizabeth II Misses Church Due to ‘Heavy Cold’

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LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II missed a traditional New Year’s Day church service Sunday because of the effects of a lingering cold. Buckingham Palace said the queen “does not yet feel ready to attend church as she is still recuperating from a heavy cold.” There was no indication she is suffering from a more serious illness. It was unusual for ...

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Broadway Holiday Numbers Dip, Including Revenue, Attendance

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NEW YORK — Broadway box offices failed to break any records over the Christmas holiday, despite mild weather and eye-popping hauls by huge hits like “Hamilton.” Revenues, attendance and the number of shows all dipped. The Broadway League trade group said the 32 Broadway shows playing the week ending Sunday scored a combined $30,413,711, attracting 245,913 ticket buyers. Last year ...

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‘Even in Space, there’s a Double Standard’: Carrie Fisher’s Wittiest Quotes

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Carrie Fisher, the witty actress, author and comedian who became an icon after playing Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, died at age 60 Tuesday. Here are some of her most memorable quotes. “Anyway, George (Lucas) comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes on look at the dress and says, ‘You can’t wear ...

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Review: The Banal Looks Beautiful in the Poetic ‘Paterson’

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Waking up. Making coffee. Walking to work. Talking to coworkers. Coming home. Walking the dog. Going to the bar. Repeating it all again. These are the mundane activities Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson ” is made of. While they’re the things most of us do without much thought, and often with a little dread, in “Paterson,” they’re everything, they’re life and they’re ...

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Co-stars and Celebrities Remember Carrie Fisher on Twitter

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Reactions to Tuesday’s death of Carrie Fisher: — “no words #Devastated” — Mark Hamill, on Twitter. — “Carrie was one-of-a-kind.brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely…My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her.” — Harrison Ford, in a statement. — “There are ...

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