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Carrie Fisher offers some exciting news to Palm Beach Illustrated:
Disney is going to continue the Star Wars saga, producing movies set to hit theaters starting in 2015. Can you confirm whether you’ll reprise the role of Princess Leia?
What do you think Princess Leia is like today?
Elderly. She’s in an intergalactic old folks’ home [laughs]. I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle.
And still wearing the bagel buns?
The bagel buns and the bikini, because probably she has sundowners syndrome. At sundown, she thinks that she’s 20-something. And she puts it on and gets institutionalized.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
Anti-gay activist Brian Brown is in France trying to stir up more homophobia in the nation's debate about marriage equality.
Former Smithsonian researcher Tim Gold and his husband Mitchell Gold, of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Furniture, hope to open an LGBT history museum.
Italy's High Court ruled yesterday that same-sex couples can adopt.
The Vatican, predictably, is pissed. "Monogamous families constitute the ideal place to learn the significance of human relations and represent the social and anthropological environment in which the best type of growth is possible," bioethicist Adriano Pessina wrote in the Vatican's newspaper, clearly basing his argument on the homophobic assumption that same-sex couples are incapable of monogamy.
The world's 100 oldest living Oscar nomineees.
Dallas city officials recorded a 13-minute "It Gets Better" video.
Sorry, Star Wars fans, but the Obama administration says we can't afford the $850 quadrillion it would take to make a Death Star. Also, do we really need a device capable of blowing up planets?
Hot: Outkast (Andre 3000 and Big Boi) got back together to help Frank Ocean on his track "Pink Matter."
Paying it woofward: Dog teaches puppy how to walk down the stairs.
Sorry, but Johnny Cash did not write a song called "I'll Have The Wine," though I'm sure he wanted to...
Jeremy Renner shines fabulously at Hansel and Gretel premiere in Mexico.
Happy 20th birthday to One Direction singer Zayn Malik.
And congratulations to all the winners at the International Web TV Awards.
Canadian Blood Services wants gay men to be able to donate if they haven't had sex with a man in the past five years. The AIDS Calgary Awareness Association says that's not enough: the entire ban must be lifted.
A wonderful profile of openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz.
Only one-in-seven Americans approve of Congress. Shocking, I know.
Legacy: "George Prescott Bush is gearing up to run for a little-known but powerful office in a state where his family already is a political dynasty and where his Hispanic roots could help extend a stranglehold on power Republicans have enjoyed for two decades." That office? The Texas Land Commission.
As you may have heard, the Star Wars franchise was acquired by Disney:
Disney has just confirmed that it has agreed to acquire George Lucas‘ Lucasfilm Ltd, and that includes rights to the Star Wars franchise that will now continue on. The companies have targeted a 2015 release for Star Wars: Episode 7, with Episode 8 and Episode 9 to follow as the the long-term plan is to release a new feature every two or three years. “The last Star Wars movie release was 2005’s Revenge Of The Sith – and we believe there’s substantial pent-up demand”, Disney said. The deal also includes rights to the Indiana Jones franchise.
The stock and cash transaction is worth an estimated $4.05 billion...
Watch Lucas discuss the deal, AFTER THE JUMP...
Meanwhile, internet Meme-watchers envision a new Epcot Center:
We've arrived at a moment in pop culture where someone has spent hours editing the six Star Wars movies into an epic "Call Me, Maybe" lip dub. Love it or hate it, Carly Rae Jepsen's force is still with us.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...