Star Wars

Did Star Wars Kill Carrie Fisher by Stereotyping Her as Princess Leia? 2

Did Star Wars Kill Carrie Fisher by Stereotyping Her as Princess Leia?

Carrie Fisher was a young vivacious actress with a budding movie career when she was cast as Princess Leia in the first Star Wars movie in 1977. Her life was never the same afterward, and it’s possible the character may ultimately have killed her. Daughter Billie Lourd says in a new interview her mother found it “hard” at times to “break away” from the part....
Carrie Fisher Drug Binge Preceded Her Death, Autopsy Report Finds 4

Carrie Fisher Drug Binge Preceded Her Death, Autopsy Report Finds

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....
Star Wars Bonanza! Disney Ready To Cash In on Merch; See a Sneak Peek! 8

Star Wars Bonanza! Disney Ready To Cash In on Merch; See a Sneak Peek!

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is more than a movie reboot. It will be a marketing and merchandising bonanza for Disney, the movie studio producing the film. It plans a major merchandise roll-out leading up to the movie’s release over the holidays. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the first of three films in the new “Star Wars” reboot. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, who appeared in the original 1977 “Star Wars” movie, are reprising their roles....
Comic Con Preview: Star Wars Blasts Off at Convention in San Diego 10

Comic Con Preview: Star Wars Blasts Off at Convention in San Diego

The force is strong in San Diego. Every year more than 100,000 nerds and industry folk collide to transform the Convention Center, nearby Gaslamp District and Petco Park into a five-day interactive event. Lucasfilm is hosting the panel and director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and producer Kathleen Kennedy are all confirmed. ...