Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy tells ABC that Carrie Fisher is not in the ninth Star Wars movie. “We finished everything in ‘VIII’ and Carrie is absolutely phenomenal in the movie. We are so happy we were able to complete shooting. Unfortunately… We were well underway in ‘Episode IX’ in our thoughts, [but] we had not written the script yet. But we’ve regrouped, we started over again in January. Sadly Carrie will not be in ‘IX’.”
New magazine claims Sarah Jessica Parker has named a shoe from her shoe line after her Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw. The magazine quotes her business partner Manolo Blahnik as saying: “We were so careful in naming a shoe Carrie, for obvious reasons, so it took Sarah Jessica a long time to finally decide on the shoe to name Carrie.”
InTouch Weekly Magazine claims Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are talking marriage. A source tells the magazine that the couple is worth a combined $760 million. “Jennifer not only wants to protect her money, she wants to make sure her kids [twins Max and Emme, 9] are taken care of. Alex is always on top of his finances, so a prenup is very important to him, too. She really wants to marry Alex by the end of the year. She doesn’t want to wait because she knows he’s her soul mate.”
The NY Post, citing E! News, claims Charo was ready to quit Dancing with the Stars because she felt she was being underscored by the judges. A source tells the paper: “She was telling producers that she doesn’t like how they’re underscoring her and she feels like she’s been treated so badly so she was threatening to quit.”
– Jam Showbiz claims a sequel to Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America is in development. No casting details as of yet
– The National Enquirer claims Lindsay Lohan is begging Tina Fey to star in her Mean Girls musical.
Here are this past weekend’s box office results.
1.The Fate of the Furious, $100.2 million. (Cinema Scoop: …. The Fate of the Furious had the biggest opening weekend ever with $532.5 million worldwide. It beat ”Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($528.9 million) and Jurassic World ($525.5 million). Fate made $432.3 million at the international box office)
2.The Boss Baby, $15.5 million.
3.Beauty and the Beast, $13.6 million.
4.Smurfs: The Lost Village, $6.5 million
5. Going in Style, $6.4 million.