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Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher home and property going up for sale

June 1, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Beverly Hills home where Debbie Reynolds and her “Star Wars” actress daughter Carrie Fisher lived together is up for sale, along with hundreds of items of their personal property and Hollywood memorabilia, the auctioneers said on Thursday. The sale comes six months after Fisher, 60, died of a heart attack and “Singin’ in the Rain” star Reynolds, 84, passed away the next day. The 1928 house, complete with swimming pool, tennis court and a guest house where Fisher lived for many years,…

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Next Star Wars movie to feature new female character

April 14, 2017 By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – The largely testosterone-fueled Star Wars movie franchise has added an important new female character in the eighth film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, director Rian Johnson said on Friday at a fanfest in Orlando. Johnson said the movie, scheduled for release in December, is still in post production. Kelly Marie Tran plays Rose, a maintenance worker in the Resistance. Johnson said her character embodies the notion that even the most unlikely person can step up and become a hero. He…

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‘Star Wars’ embraces girl power with new heroine stories, toys

April 14, 2017 (Reuters) – “Star Wars” is beefing up its girl power through a new series of animated short movies featuring the sci-fi saga’s heroines including Princess Leia, Rey and Jyn Erso. Walt Disney Co and Lucasfilm announced on Thursday that “Star Wars Forces of Destiny” will focus on the “untold stories of everyday heroism that shape the destinies” of the main female characters in the franchise. The move is the latest by Disney to broaden the male-dominated audience for the “Star Wars” series, which is celebrating the 40th…

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Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds lauded at public memorial service

March 26, 2017 (Reuters) – Mother-daughter-mother actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who died in December just a day apart, were remembered by fans and friends on Saturday at a public memorial service in the Hollywood Hills, where they were laid to rest side-by-side in January. Comedian Dan Aykroyd, who was once engaged to Fisher, and actor Griffin Dunne, her close friend, paid tribute to the actress best known as “Star Wars”‘ Princess Leia, who later found success through her satirical writing skills in literature, film and on Broadway. The…

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