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Who knew Boba Fett was so handsome! I say that because actor Jon Hamm is going to voice Boba Fett in an upcoming 'Star Wars' audiobook.

Jon Hamm is set to voice fan-favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett in an upcoming Star Wars audiobook that celebrates the 40th anniversary of A New Hope.

The project titled From a Certain Point of View, will feature stories from over 40 different authors that reimagine moments from A New Hope from the perspective of a supporting character.

Hamm joins a cast that includes Neil Patrick Harris as an Imperial Officer aboard the Death Star, Janina Gavankar who lends her voice to upcoming video game Star Wars: Battlefront II, Clone Wars and Rebels star Ashley Eckstein and author Daniel Jose Older among others, Screencrush reported.

Boba Fett will be featured in a story titled Added Muscle penned by Paul Dini of Batman: The Animated Series fame.

"Since we have over 40 authors in this collection retelling different moments from Star Wars literary history, we wanted to use the audiobook as an opportunity to work with an all-star cast of narrators," book producer Nick Martorelli said to StarWars.com. "We matched our veteran Star Wars narrators with stories that suited their talents, and from there we dreamed big and reached out to people who might have been interested in celebrating this landmark 40th anniversary project."

From a Certain Point of View will release on Oct. 3.

I think I'll give that a listen. What say you?

Be Well,
Steve


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Lena Waithe, Donald Glover make history at Emmys in comedy categories
Donald Glover and Lena Waithe made history at the Emmys Sunday as they both became the first African Americans to win in their respective categories.

Glover took home the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for his work on FX's Atlanta while Waithe won the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series alongside Aziz Ansari for cowriting the Thanksgiving episode of Netflix's Master of None.

"First I want to thank the great algorithm that put us all here," Glover said onstage during his acceptance speech. "I want to thank my parents, who are in the audience. This is nuts! ... I just love everybody out here for letting me be up here, so thank you. Thank you all."

Glover also won Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series with Atlanta being nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Waithe, who based the Thanksgiving episode on her experience of coming out as a lesbian, thanked the LGBTQ community in her acceptance speech.

"The things that make us different, those are our superpowers. Every day when you walk out the door, put on your imaginary cape and go out there and conquer the world because the world would not be as beautiful as it is if we weren't in it," she said onstage alongside Ansari.

Backstage, Waithe said that she hopes her Emmy will help to inspire others, Variety reported. "It says that it is possible," she said on her award. "There's so many other funny women of color. I hope they will now have an opportunity because this door has been opened."

Waithe is currently working on a Showtime series about her upbringing in Chicago titled The Chi.

Notably, the Emmys also featured Sterling K. Brown winning the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, the fourth African American ever to do so.


Kevin Hart apologizes to wife on Instagram for 'bad error in judgment'
Comic actor Kevin Hart has apologized to his pregnant wife Eniko Parrish and his children for an unspecified "bad error in judgment" he regrets making.

"Sending so many apologies to my wife & kids. I gotta do better and I will. I'm not perfect and have never claimed to be ...I love you all," Hart wrote on Instagram.

The message accompanied a brief video of him further explaining he feels he has "a target on my back" and knows he did something wrong. He added "there are no excuses" for his behavior, but also said he is determined not to let someone profit off of his mistakes.

"Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation," Hart's representative told TMZ.

The entertainment news website cited unnamed sources as saying a video edited to look like Hart cheated on his wife is currently making the rounds.

Hart denied being unfaithful to Parrish this summer after photos surfaced of the comedian looking cozy with another woman.

Hart has two children with his ex-wife, Torrei Hart.


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"It really is a big part of our way of life. I wouldn't have it any other way."
--Eva Mendes, on raising her kids with Ryan Gosling in Cuban culture, to PEOPLE



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Which Oscar-winning actress auditioned to play Serena on 'Gossip Girl'?


Milo Ventimiglia will 'never' date in public eye after Hayden Panettiere
Milo Ventimiglia says he avoids dating in the public eye at all costs.

The 40-year-old actor explained in an interview with Mr. Porter's Journal that the frenzy over his romance with Hayden Panettiere taught him to keep his relationships private.

"[I'll] never do it again," Ventimiglia said. "There are things that happen to you in your life that shape who you are. Everything I've been through from jobs to friendships to partnerships, everything has built me to who I am. You learn from it. You learn a better way of doing things."

"It wasn't until my mid to late twenties that the job wears on you, relationships wear on you," he added. "But I wouldn't change a thing. When you get knocked over the head in life, it builds your perspective."

Ventimiglia and Panettiere, who co-starred on Heroes, were 29 and 18 years old, respectively, when they started dating. Much was made of the relationship until the pair split in 2009 after two years together.

"It was never a case of me making a decision, saying, 'I want to date older men,'" Panettiere told The Telegraph in 2015. The actress got engaged to boxer Wladimir Klitschko, who is 13 years her senior, in 2013.

"I am drawn to people who make me up my game, who bring me up to their level," she explained. "I want to be with somebody who is more worldly than me, somebody who can give me guidance and is completely secure and comfortable with who they are."

Ventimiglia plays Jack Pearson on the NBC series This is Us, which will return for a second season Sept. 26. The show co-stars Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley.


Harrison Ford reacts to Carrie Fisher detailing affair: 'It was strange'
Harrison Ford says it was "strange" to learn Carrie Fisher had detailed their alleged affair.

The 75-year-old actor responded in the October issue of GQ to his late Star Wars co-star going public about their reported romance in her memoir, The Princess Diarist.

"It was strange. For me," he said in the interview. "I don't know. You know, with Carrie's untimely passing, I don't really feel that it's a subject that I want to discuss."

Ford did say he had "a degree" of advance warning before Fisher's book was published in November. Fisher claimed in the memoir that she had an affair with Ford on the Star Wars set when she was 19 years old and the actor was 33 and married.

"It was so intense," the actress, who died at age 60 in December, told People prior to the book's release.

"It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend," she added, referencing her and Ford's iconic roles as Princess Leia and Han Solo.

Ford co-starred with Fisher in four Star Wars movies, including the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which featured Han's death. He told GQ he's done with franchise for the foreseeable future.

"I'm finished with Star Wars if Star Wars is finished with me," the actor said. "I can't imagine it [wouldn't be]. But it is science fiction."

"I'd rather not [return]," he said. "You know, at this point I'd rather do something else. Just because it's more interesting to do something new."


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Which Oscar-winning actress auditioned to play Serena on 'Gossip Girl'?

Jennifer Lawrence auditioned for Gossip Girl in her early career.

Gossip Girl creator Josh Schwartz said in an interview with Vulture that Lawrence was "bummed" after Blake Lively was ultimately cast as Serena Van Der Woodsen.

"We did not realize this at the time, but Jennifer Lawrence really wanted to play Serena and auditioned," Schwartz told the magazine ahead of The CW show's 10th anniversary. "This story came to us secondhand, but we were told she definitely auditioned and was bummed to not get it."

"We can't remember if we saw it or not," he added of the star's audition tape. "It was 10 years ago, and she would've been how old, 15?"

Lawrence instead went on to star in Winter's Bone and the X-Men reboot and Hunger Games movies. She told ABC News in 2015 that she was first discovered by a photographer at age 14 in New York.

"My mom gave him her number because we didn't know that was potentially dangerous and creepy, and then he called and said modeling agencies wanted to meet with me," the star recalled.

"I made up my mind in the cab ride, I was like, 'Well, I'm only going to sign with a modeling agency if they'll let me act,'" she said. "Which came out of nowhere... I was already negotiating."

Gossip Girl had a six-season run from 2007 to 2012. Lively has since starred in such films as The Age of Adaline, Café Society and The Shallows.

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