Category: Entertainment

Disney sets May 2019 release date for new ‘Star Wars’ film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars: Episode IX” is coming to theaters on May 24, 2019. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced the summer date for the Colin Trevorrow-directed “Star Wars,” as well as release dates for “Indiana Jones” and the live-action “Lion King.” The fifth “Indiana Jones” film is set to arrive in theaters on July 10, 2020, with Steven Spielberg returning as director along with star Harrison Ford. Director Jon Favreau’s live-action “Lion King” is expected debut on July 19,...

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The “X-Files” Returns to FOX

Mulder and Scully are back! New X-Files episodes are on the way. It will be executive-produced by creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning in their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The event series will air during the 2017-2018 season. “Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why THE X-FILES has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide,” said David Madden, President, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of...

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Doctor prescribed meds for Prince in another name

BY AMY FORLITI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A doctor who saw Prince in the days before he died had prescribed oxycodone under the name of Prince’s friend to protect the musician’s privacy, according to an affidavit unsealed Monday. The document is one of several affidavits and search warrants unsealed in Carver County District Court as the yearlong investigation into Prince’s death continues. The documents don’t say where Prince got the fentanyl that killed him, which was obtained illegally and not by prescription. But they do shed some light on Prince’s struggle with addiction in the days before he died. Oxycodone...

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Harrison Ford visit, Fisher tribute launch Star Wars event

BY LINDSEY BAHR How do you celebrate 40 years of “Star Wars” in 90 minutes? With a surprise Harrison Ford appearance, a touching Carrie Fisher tribute, a John Williams performance and a fair amount of jokes about George Lucas’s dialogue, of course. Attendees at Star Wars Celebration were treated to that and more Thursday in Orlando, Florida, at the kick-off of the four-day fan event marking the anniversary of Lucas’ space saga. A jam-packed panel also featured appearances by Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Hayden Christensen, as well as video...

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Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died. Murphy died Wednesday in New York of leukemia, according to his representative, Domenick Nati. Murphy was 57. He was perhaps best-known for his appearances on “Chappelle’s Show” on Comedy Central. He collaborated with writing his brother’s starring films “Norbert” and “Vampire in Brooklyn.” He voiced a role in the animated TV series that include “The Boondocks” and also appeared in the comedy series “Black Jesus.” Fellow celebrities mourned his death. Comedian Chris Rock tweeted that “We...

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