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Josh Gad, who is the worst, has enlisted the help of a star-studded panel in order to find out the plot to Star Wars: The Last Jedi from star Daisy Ridley.

"This has been a battle of attrition. #daisyridley has been a force to be reckoned with," Gad wrote on Instagram Monday, referencing his ongoing attempts to ask Ridley questions regarding the next entry in the Star Wars saga.

"In many ways she is the Vader to my Luke or the Taylor to my Katy. But like any good opponent, I have tried to outmaneuver her at every turn. This will be her final judgement. May the force be with her, because kids, she is going to need it. All I ask is that you don't ruin the surprise for others," he continues.

The clip then features Gad leading Ridley into a room full of celebrities who are eager to learn about The Last Jedi including Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Leslie Odom Jr. and Penelope Cruz and Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow among others.

Remaining quiet, Ridley cracks a smile when The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams appears and asks if Luke has any speaking lines in the new film.

Previously, Gad posted on social media a video of Judi Dench asking Ridley questions concerning The Last Jedi.

The videos have been filmed as Gad, Ridley and Dench have been filming director Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express, due in theater's Nov. 22.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi directed by Rian Johnson is due in theaters Dec. 15.

Come on, leave Daisy alone!

Be Well,
Steve


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Production begins on Han Solo spinoff film, cast get together for group photo
Production has officially started on Disney and Lucasfilm's upcoming Star Wars standalone film about a young Han Solo.

"Cameras are rolling on the adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone's favorite Wookiee; principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20 at Pinewood Studios, London," notes the studio's in a statement Tuesday.

"The movie will explore the duo's adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian," they continue.

The cast and crew including Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, assembled for a group photo alongside the announcement inside the Millennium Falcon.

"Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous," Lord and Miller said. "We can't think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky."

Not pictured is cast member Thandie Newton.

Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the still untitled Han Solo spinoff film is set to arrive in theaters May 25, 2018.


Amber Tamblyn welcomes first child with husband David Cross
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star Amber Tamblyn has given birth to her first child with husband David Cross.

"David and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Dauphinoise Petunia Brittany Scheherazade Von Funkinstein Mustard Witch RBG Cross Tamblyn-Bey jr. #TheFutureIsFemale," the actress wrote on Instagram Tuesday alongside a video of the newborn's foot moving inside a blanket.

Tamblyn first announced she was pregnant in an essay for Glamour in October.

"I've been thinking about motherhood a lot lately. What it means to be one, what it means to have one, what it means to know one, what it means to make decisions as one and have conversations with one," she wrote at the time.

"Motherhood has been heavily on my mind because I am going to be a mother soon. I'm pregnant, with a daughter on the way. I think constantly about the world I am bringing her into," Tamblyn continued.

Tamblyn, who is also known for starring in Two and a Half Men and Cross, who starred on Arrested Development married in 2012 after five years of dating.


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"My goal is, and always will be, to empower and inspire women."
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Which multi-Academy Award winner will publish his first book, 'Uncommon Type,' in October?


NBC renews 'Days of Our Lives' for a 52nd season
The beloved soap opera Days of Our Lives has been renewed for a 52nd season.

"We feel so privileged to be able to continue the remarkable legacy of Days of Our Lives," Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement Tuesday." "We thank [executive producer] Ken Corday and his team for their incredible accomplishments and look forward to all the stories from Salem that will continue to unfold."

"It's a great day in Salem! We're pleased to announce that after more than 51 years in the hearts and homes of our amazing fans, Days of Our Lives will continue to be part of the NBC family. We are grateful to our incredible network and longstanding partner Sony for their continued support, and we look forward to what the future will bring under the new creative direction of the show. I'm especially proud to be able to shepherd Days into the new season, continuing my parents' dream and the show's legacy," added Corday.

The daytime drama aired its 13,000th episode in January.


Lindsay Lohan says she was 'racially profiled' over headscarf
Lindsay Lohan says she was "racially profiled" while wearing a headscarf in London.

The 30-year-old American actress recounted a recent incident at Heathrow Airport while discussing her rumored conversion to Islam on Tuesday's episode of Good Morning Britain.

"When I was flying to New York recently I was wearing a headscarf and I got stopped at the airport and racially profiled for the first time in my life," Lohan told hosts Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan. "Here [in London, at] Heathrow.

"She opened my passport and saw "Lindsay Lohan" and started immediately apologizing, but then said, 'Please take off your headscarf.' And I did -- it's okay -- but what scared me was, [in] that moment how would another woman who doesn't feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel?" she said.

Lohan sparked speculation in 2015 after she was spotted with a copy of the Quran, and later included "Alaikum salam," a common Arabic greeting among Muslims, on her Instagram profile. She told the talk show she is interested in Islam but hasn't officially converted.

"I think that me studying the Quran is something that I found a solace in," the star explained. "I just study it. Nothing is confirmed yet."

"It's a consideration I have. I don't want to speak on something that I haven't finished yet. I find a solace in studying not just the Quran, [but] other religions [as well]," she added. "It's something that I'm interested in."

Lohan had shared similar sentiments about religion in an interview in April, telling The Sun she's "a very spiritual person" and "really open to learning." The actress is known for the movie Mean Girls, and told her Instagram followers this week she'd like to play Ariel in Disney's live-action Little Mermaid.


??? Guess Who ???

Which multi-Academy Award winner will publish his first book, 'Uncommon Type,' in October?

Hollywood star Tom Hanks will publish his first book in October.

The 60-year-old actor will release a collection of short stories, Uncommon Type: Some Stories, with Alfred A. Knopf publishers on Oct. 24, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Uncommon Type features 17 short stories that all revolve around typewriters. The stories follow such characters as a man immigrating to New York to flee civil war and a person who becomes an ESPN star after bowling a series of perfect games.

"In the two years of working on the stories, I made movies in New York, Berlin, Budapest, and Atlanta and wrote in all of them. I wrote in hotels during press tours. I wrote on vacation. I wrote on planes, at home, and in the office. When I could actually make a schedule, and keep to it, I wrote in the mornings from nine to one," Hanks said in a statement.

"I am thrilled by the narrative range on display in this collection, and by the humor and humanity Tom brings to his work. This is an accomplished debut," Alfred A. Knopf editor-in-chief Sonny Mehta added.

Hanks, who collects typewriters, told Entertainment Weekly he wrote "notes and a few pages" on a typewriter but used a laptop for the "heavy duty work." He said the collection was inspired by small moments and big questions.

"The smallest, most distant of memories as well as those haunting questions about why things come about. What would you see at the 1939 World's Fair that would change your life? I remember a ride in a small plane when I was 7 years old -- why was it confusing?" the actor shared.

Hanks will next star in a big-screen adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel The Circle. The movie co-stars Emma Watson and John Boyega, and opens in theaters Apr. 28.

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