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Amy Schumer Drops Out of ‘Barbie’ Movie (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

Amy Schumer has parted ways with Sony’s live-action “Barbie” over a scheduling conflict, Variety has learned. “Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,” the actress said in a statement to Variety. “The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.” The big screen adaptation of Mattel’s iconic toy line was…

Disney plotting 15 more years of Star Wars – The Register

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

Disney CEO Bob Iger has told a conference that the company is contemplating “what could be another decade and a half of Star Wars stories. Iger dropped that tantaliser at the SCALE: The Future of Tech and Entertainment event in Los Angeles on Thursday. Iger’s talk was witnessed and chronicled by entertainment industry bible Variety. The “decade and a half” clock would start ticking after Star Wars Episode IX ,…

‘Star Wars’: Bob Iger Reveals New Han Solo Details and Talks What Happens After ‘Episode IX’ – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

Disney CEO Bob Iger is peeling back the curtain on the future of Star Wars. “We’re starting talk about what could happen after Episode IX. About what could be another decade-and-a-half of Star Wars stories,” Iger said Thursday during a talk in Santa Monica. He also said The Last Jedi will not be changed in the wake of star Carrie Fisher’s death in December. “When we bought Lucasfilm, we were going to make three films — Episodes VII, VIII and IX,”…

Kids craft Canada 150 wishes, one Lego block at a time – Times Colonist

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

Children will get to express what Canada 150 means to them — in Lego bricks — at Lego Mania 2017 at Tillicum Centre, Saturday and Sunday. The seventh edition of the annual event offers an opportunity for contestants to display their creativity using the building blocks. Robin Sather, Canada’s only Lego certified professional, will also create a model on-site and judge the competition. More than 125 entrants will take part, including…

Toy gun used in $900 McDonald’s robbery – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

But the AK-47 turned out to be a toy, Henry County police spokesman Capt. Mike Ireland said.

‘Star Wars’: Bob Iger Reveals New Han Solo Details and Talks What Happens After ‘Episode IX’ – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

Disney CEO Bob Iger is peeling back the curtain on the future of Star Wars. “We’re starting talk about what could happen after Episode IX. About what could be another decade-and-a-half of Star Wars stories,” Iger said Thursday during a talk in Santa Monica. He also said The Last Jedi will not be changed in the wake of star Carrie Fisher’s death in December. “When we bought Lucasfilm, we were going to make three films — Episodes VII, VIII and IX,”…

Amy Schumer Says Bye-Bye To ‘Barbie’ – Deadline

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

Amy Schumer won’t be doing the Barbie movie at Sony Pictures after all. The comic actress had been attached in December to star in a PG-rated live-action film based on the venerable Mattel doll. But the production plan ahead of the pic’s targeted June 2018 release date didn’t mesh with her schedule, so the two have parted ways. “Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,”…

Carrie Fisher’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ scenes will not be changed, plus new details about the Han Solo film – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will not be changed because of Carrie Fisher’s death. The actress, who died in December, appears throughout the next installment of the blockbuster series and won’t be replaced by a hologram, Walt Disney Co.’s top executive announced Thursday. Fisher’s unexpected death sparked fervent speculation about how Disney would handle her role as Leia in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which is the the eighth film…

Toy gun used in $900 McDonald’s robbery – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

But the AK-47 turned out to be a toy, Henry County police spokesman Capt. Mike Ireland said.

Netflix/Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ epic fail, say viewers, critics – ABC News

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

If your web connection seems sluggish while you’re watching “Iron Fist,” don’t blame your internet provider. The problem is the listless pace of this new Netflix series. But such languor isn’t the only failing of this latest offering from the Marvel factory, judging from critical pans and fan unrest since the 13-episode season was unveiled last week. Any Marvel project (and this is Netflix’s fourth, following “Daredevil,” ”Jessica Jones” and…

The totally nerdy inside story of ‘Star Wars,’ as told in Mark Hamill’s tweets – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, left, in a “Star Wars” studio shot. Not pictured: Hamill’s disco geek-out in the dressing room. (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment via AP) This December, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will finally release, and we’ll find out what happened to Luke Skywalker after the remnants of the galactic empire crushed his resistance movement, sending him into self-imposed exile until a rebel sympathizer who may be Luke’s daughter tracked him down on the planet Ahch-To. Until then,…

Senate Republicans Just Voted to Kill Internet Privacy – Vanity Fair

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

From health-care coverage to environmental protections, Republicans are moving quickly to erase Barack Obama’s presidential legacy. The latest Obama-era policy to be rolled back are guidelines protecting consumer Internet privacy. Last year, the Federal Communications Commission, under the direction of former Democratic chairman Tom Wheeler, mandated that broadband providers get their customers’ permission before selling or giving their data to advertisers and other third parties. On Thursday, the Senate voted…

‘Star Wars’: Bob Iger Reveals New Han Solo Details and Talks What Happens After ‘Episode IX’ – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Disney CEO Bob Iger is peeling back the curtain on the future of Star Wars. “We’re starting talk about what could happen after Episode IX. About what could be another decade-and-a-half of Star Wars stories,” Iger said during a talk in Santa Monica Thursday. He also said The Last Jedi will not be changed in the wake of star Carrie Fisher’s death in December. “When we bought Lucasfilm, we were going to make three films — Episodes VII, VIII and IX,”…

Netflix/Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ epic fail, say viewers, critics – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

If your web connection seems sluggish while you’re watching “Iron Fist,” don’t blame your internet provider. The problem is the listless pace of this new Netflix series. But such languor isn’t the only failing of this latest offering from the Marvel factory, judging from critical pans and fan unrest since the 13-episode season was unveiled last week. Any Marvel project (and this is Netflix’s fourth, following “Daredevil,” ”Jessica Jones” and…

The totally nerdy inside story of ‘Star Wars,’ as told in Mark Hamill’s tweets – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, left, in a “Star Wars” studio shot. Not pictured: Hamill’s disco geek-out in the dressing room. (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment via AP) This December, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will finally release, and we’ll find out what happened to Luke Skywalker after the remnants of the galactic empire crushed his resistance movement, sending him into self-imposed exile until a rebel sympathizer who may be Luke’s daughter tracked him down on the planet Ahch-To. Until then,…

Woody Harrelson reveals Star Wars character details – EW.com

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

While Star Wars fans everywhere wait on a trailer for The Last Jedi, the wheels are already turning on the franchise’s next film — a Han Solo spinoff. Woody Harrelson, for one, is on his way to London to film his role in the young Solo movie and during an interview on Wednesday’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the actor revealed a few details about his character. “I play a guy…

Ten things you need to know: LEGO Speed Champions – Top Gear

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

There are cool jobs, and then there are really cool jobs. Spend any time wandering around with Craig Callum, design manager at LEGO, and you need to prepare yourself for the sight of grown adults being reduced to gibbering wrecks when confronted by someone who gets paid to dream up new LEGO sets. Suffolk-raised Craig, 33, designed Renault trucks before joining Denmark’s most famous company five years ago. He’s now design lead…

Nimuno Loops aka Lego tape might be 2017′s best invention – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The Nimuno Loops project on Indiegogo wants to put Lego blocks in all sorts of exciting places with a flexible Lego-compatible adhesive tape. USA TODAY You know what’s cooler than toy blocks? Toy blocks that stick to walls. Nimuno Loops is ‘Lego-compatible tape’ that bends or sticks to any surface. (Photo: Nimuno Loops) In what might be the greatest invention of 2017, a pair of designers…

Netflix/Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ epic fail, say viewers, critics – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

If your web connection seems sluggish while you’re watching “Iron Fist,” don’t blame your internet provider. The problem is the listless pace of this new Netflix series. But such languor isn’t the only failing of this latest offering from the Marvel factory, judging from critical pans and fan unrest since the 13-episode season was unveiled last week. Any Marvel project (and this is Netflix’s fourth, following “Daredevil,” ”Jessica Jones” and…

At Asia’s Hottest Art Fair, Taking Selfies With a Mao ‘Corpse’ – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

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