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Carrie Fisher, shown in 2011, will not be digitally re-created posthumously for future Star Wars films.<br>AP

No plans to digitize Fisher in future ‘Star Wars’ films

The makers of “Star Wars” have put a quick end to rumors that while Carrie Fisher has died, her Princess Leia might live on.


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‘Exorcist’ author William Peter Blatty dead at 89

Novelist and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, a former Jesuit school valedictorian who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie “The Exorcist,” has died. He was 89.


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New star of “24” welcomes the chance to create a hero of color

The clock is ticking and the nation’s fate again is at stake in “24: Legacy,” a sequel to Fox’s white-knuckle drama series. But this time the hero is African-American, and that matters, say the show’s star and producers.


Princess Leia as a Disney princess is one possibility for the character’s future

On the same day that scores of celebrity mourners were gathering at the neighboring L.A. homes of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher after their deaths last month, fans and filmmakers were weighing the fate of Fisher’s most iconic character, Princess Leia.

'La La Land' leads race for British Academy Film Awards

The perky, pastel-hued jazz musical “La La Land” quick-stepped into an awards-season lead Tuesday, gaining 11 nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars.


Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt reach divorce pact

Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt have reached an agreement to handle their divorce in a private forum and will work together to reunify their family, the actors announced in a joint statement Monday.


Meryl Streep calls out Donald Trump at the Golden Globes; he says she’s overrated

It’s no secret that Hollywood skews liberal, and there were likely few Donald Trump fans in the audience at the Golden Globes on Jan. 8. And while the awards show kicked off with a few jokes at the president-elect’s suspense, Meryl Streep took an incredibly serious tone when addressing the recent presidential election.


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