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‘Star Wars’ original Darth Vader, David Prowse, dead at 85

‘Star Wars’ original Darth Vader, David Prowse, dead at 85

Dave Prowse in 2013; THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP via Getty Images(LONDON) — David Prowse, the British bodybuilder-turned-actor who wore the menacing black suit of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died.  He was 85. Prowse’s managers confirmed the news via Twitter, writing in part, “It’s with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and million…

Jason Bateman, Timothee Chalamet, Kristen Wiig to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in December

Jason Bateman, Timothee Chalamet, Kristen Wiig to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in December

NBCUniversal(NEW YORK) — Saturday Night Live has announced its hosts and musical guests for December, including the return of a former cast member.  Ozark’s Jason Bateman will do the honors on December 5, with the musical guest Morgan Wallen — who had been previously bumped for violating COVID-19 guidelines when he posted a video of himself partying with female fans. He posted the…

Russo Bros. moves — Sequel to Chris Hemsworth’s Netflix hit ‘Extraction’; peek at Tom Holland’s ‘Cherry’

Russo Bros. moves — Sequel to Chris Hemsworth’s Netflix hit ‘Extraction’; peek at Tom Holland’s ‘Cherry’

L-R Anthony Russo, Joe Russo/ABC(LOS ANGELES) — After helming the biggest movie of all time, Avengers: Endgame, directors Joe and Anthony Russo are making new headlines. Talk of a sequel to the Netflix hit Extraction began soon after the Joe Russo-penned movie drew big numbers for the streaming service after its April debut, but now it seems the follow-up to the Chris Hemsworth action film has a…

Bill Murray’s brother Ed, inspiration for ‘Caddyshack’, has died

Bill Murray’s brother Ed, inspiration for ‘Caddyshack’, has died

Michael Reaves/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ed Murray, the eldest of Bill Murray’s five brothers and the inspiration for the Danny Noonan character in Caddyshack, has died.  On his William Murray Golf Instagram page, Murray noted the passing “with the heaviest of hearts,” calling his brother a “legend.” The memorial says, “It was Ed who introduced the Murray family to this…

Kristen Stewart says the chance to bring the “gay Christmas rom-com” ‘Happiest Season’ to life was “so exciting”

Kristen Stewart says the chance to bring the “gay Christmas rom-com” ‘Happiest Season’ to life was “so exciting”

Courtesy Sony Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — The Sony Pictures holiday romantic comedy Happiest Season is now streaming on Hulu. The film stars Kristen Stewart as Abby, who plans to propose to her girlfriend, Harper, played by Mackenzie Davis, during a trip home over the holidays. But things get complicated when Harper confesses she never came out to her conservative parents.  Stewart, who is…

Melissa Joan Hart says holiday films have a new importance: “This is the year we all need a happy ending”

Melissa Joan Hart says holiday films have a new importance: “This is the year we all need a happy ending”

“Dear Christmas” – Lifetime(LOS ANGELES) — For many people, 2020 has been a trying year.  For that reason, Melissa Joan Hart — a perennial staple in Christmas movies — says holiday flicks have found a new importance.  Speaking with E!’s Daily Pop on Tuesday, the Sabrina the Teenage Witch alum revealed why she completely endorses cheesy Christmas movies.  “I think this is the year we all need a happy ending,” Melissa…