Screenwriter Ed Solomon tells The Wrap that Star Wars star Mark Hamill recently made a dying child’s last wish come true. “When a friend’s son (who was, so tragically, dying from an incurable illness) made a wish: to meet Luke Skywalker, it fell on me — the only person the dad knew who worked in the film business — to make a call. Not knowing Mark, I called his agent and explained that this lovely boy watched Star Wars every day and wanted to meet NOT Mark Hammill, but, rather, the actual CHARACTER that he played. The agent begrudgingly said he’d call Mark, but also said not to get my hopes up. 90 seconds later I got a call from [Hamill], who immediately said yes and gave me his home address. He not only met with the boy, but spent hours answering question after question (sometimes the same ones repeatedly), AS ‘Luke.’
The Hollywood Reporter claims Kurt Russell is going to play Santa Claus in a new Netlfix Christmas movie. The movie is about two siblings, who cause Santa’s sleigh to crash while trying to videotape him in Chicago.
Celebrity Insider claims Mama June enters a beauty contest in the second season of her reality show ”Mama June: From Not To Hot.” During a sneak preview of the second season June says; ‘I am sorry y’all, I cannot walk in heels. I have always been on the other side of the pageant world … I do not have any talent.’
Hugh Jackman tells Variety magazine that he turned down James Bond to star in X-Men 2. “I was about to do ‘X-Men 2’ and a call came from my agent asking if I’d be interested in Bond. I just felt at the time that the scripts had become so unbelievable and crazy, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real. And the response was: ‘Oh, you don’t get a say. You just have to sign on.’ I was also worried that between Bond and ‘X-Men,’ I’d never have time to do different things.”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson tells Collider that his first cut of the movie was over 3 hours long. “A lot of really good stuff came out in the edit. I actually just reviewed the deleted scenes we’re gonna have on the Blu-ray. Some of my favorite scenes ended up having to come out just structurally. There’s a lot of really substantial, really good scenes. There’s a couple whole sequences, actually, that we lifted out. It’s weirdly—and this always happens—it’s like your babies you have to kill. It’s some of my favorite stuff from the movie.”
TMZ claims Anna Faris and her new boyfriend Michael Barrett were recently spotted looking at homes together in Venice, California. Both homes have pools. Anna and Chris Pratt submitted paperwork for their divorce last Friday
Josh McDermitt, who plays Eugene on The Walking Dead, tells Entertainment Weekly that he wants to be killed by Andrew Lincoln’s character Rick Grimes. “I don’t know that there is anyone more fun to watch do a physically intense fight scene than Andrew Lincoln. I told him and Greg Nicotero (resident badass) that IF Eugene were to die, I want to be choked out by Rick. Most actors have a “thing” — a look they can shoot to the camera, and that’s how they make their money throughout their career… I think Andrew Lincoln’s “thing” is choking people in a scene. It’s so intense you think he’s really trying to choke the guy.”
Angelina Jolie tells The Hollywood Reporter that she and Brad Pitt tried to save their marriage by working together on the 2015 film “By the Sea”. “We had met working together, and we worked together well. I wanted us to do some serious work together. I thought it would be a good way for us to communicate. In some ways it was, and in some ways we learned some things. But there was a heaviness probably during that situation that carried on, and it wasn’t because of the film. I’m glad we did [‘By the Sea’] because we did explore something together. Whatever it was maybe it didn’t solve certain things, but we did communicate something that needed to be communicated to each other.”
Radar Online claims Glee star Naya Rivera has filed for a divorce from her husband Ryan Dorsey. The two had a fight several weeks ago before she was arrested for domestic battery. Naya wants joint legal and physical custody of their son.