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'Game of Thrones' and 'Star Wars' are going to join forces! Who's not interested?!

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, co-creators of the HBO fantasy drama Game Thrones, have been tapped to write and produce a new series of Star Wars movies, Lucasfilm announced Tuesday.

"In the summer of 1977, we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we've been dreaming of it ever since," Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. "We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete."

"David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today," added Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. "Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting."

The Benioff-Weiss films will be separate from the flagship, nine-movie Skywalker saga and the recently announced trilogy Rian Johnson, writer-director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is developing.

No casting, debut dates or storylines have been announced yet for the Benioff-Weiss episodes.

Solo: A Star Wars Story, helmed by Ron Howard, is due in theaters May. 25.

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is scheduled to premiere in 2019.

What are you more excited for...'Game of Thrones' ending or this new 'Star Wars' show beginning?

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Steve


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'Frasier' dad John Mahoney dead at 77
SAG- and Tony-winning actor John Mahoney died in Chicago at the age of 77, his publicist announced Monday.

The publicist confirmed to TMZ Mahoney's death in hospice care Sunday. No cause was specified in the report.

Mahoney is best known for playing Martin Crane, the father of the titular psychiatrist in the sitcom Frasier from 1993 to 2004. The show co-starred Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce and Jane Leeves.

He also played a recurring role in TV Land's Hot in Cleveland and his film credits include An American President, Tin Men, Moonstruck, Say Anything and Eight Men Out.

People magazine said Mahoney, who never married and did not have any children, served three years in the U.S. Army and earned his American citizenship in 1959.


Stars mourn John Mahoney: 'Great actor - lovely kind human'
Celebrities including Frasier star Peri Gilpin, John Cusack and Zach Braff shared their thoughts on twitter about the death of actor John Mahoney.

Gilpin, who appeared alongside Mahoney's Martin Crane on Frasier as Roz Doyle, posted a photo of the film and television star singing at her wedding.

"John singing at my wedding. Watch Moonstruck, Say Anything and/or Frasier or anything you can with him in it and raise a glass to John. Remember him well," Gilpin said.

Mahoney's Say Anything co-star John Cusack also shared his condolences tweeting, "Great actor - lovely kind human -any time you saw him you left feeling better - RIP John ..."

"I was so honored to work with the legendary John Mahoney on The Broken Hearts Club. I was so nervous because Say Anything is one of my favorite films ever. He could not have been a kinder man. #RIPJohnMahoney," Braff said alongside a photo taken from The Broken Hearts Club.

"He was Dad to Frasier and Niles (AND Diane Court) but also a Father figure to us all. Rest In Peace, John Mahoney!" said filmmaker Kevin Smith who referenced Mahoney's roles as a father on Frasier and Say Anything.

"Gutted. John Mahoney has left. His kindness,friendship and of course his incredible body of work will never be forgotten. We are fewer," said Bosch star Titus Welliver.

Mahoney died in Chicago at the age of 77, his publicist announced Monday. No cause of death has been specified.

Mahoney was also known for starring on TV Land's Hot in Cleveland and in films such as An American President, Tin Men, Moonstruck and Eight Men Out.


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Which country music legend has canceled his February tour dates over the flu?


Kylie Jenner names newborn daughter Stormi
Model and reality television personality Kylie Jenner revealed on Instagram on Tuesday the name of her newborn daughter.

"Stormi," Jenner wrote in a post, adding an angel emoji.

The message accompanied a photo of the baby girl grasping her mom's manicured hand. The infant is wearing a pink outfit and part of her face can be seen.

Jenner announced Sunday that she and her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott, welcomed their first child Thursday after months of secrecy about her pregnancy.


Dwayne Johnson to host and produce NBC's 'Titan Games'
Dwayne Johnson is to produce and star in a 10-episode competition series called The Titan Games.

The show, which was inspired by Johnson's "desire to motivate global audiences to reach their potential for greatness," was announced Sunday by Paul Telegdy, president of the alternative and reality group for NBC Entertainment, and Meredith Ahr, president of Universal Television's alternative studio.

"Dwayne's passion and drive for excellence, coupled with his inherent knowledge of all things physical, make him uniquely qualified to partner with us for The Titan Games," Telegdy said in a statement.

"As master of ceremonies, Dwayne's contagious and uplifting energy will motivate and inspire our competitors as they get their own moments in the sun and unearth their inner champions," added Ahr.

"We wanted to create a new kind of athletic competition unlike anything ever attempted before," said Johnson -- film star, former pro wrestler and co-founder of Seven Bucks Productions. "The Titan Games will challenge competitors to succeed in ways no one thought possible while entertaining the whole world at the same time."


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Which country music legend has canceled his February tour dates over the flu?

Willie Nelson has canceled all eight of his scheduled February tour dates to recover from the flu, his publicist announced.

Nelson was scheduled to perform in six locations across Florida, at the Macon Centreplex Coliseum in Macon, Ga., and at the IP Casino Resort & Hotel in Biloxi, Miss.

"Willie Nelson has canceled his February tour dates as he requires a few extra weeks to recover completely from the flu," the country icon's publicist said in a statement. "He is up and about and looks as healthy as ever but his doctor has determined that his voice needs more time to recuperate to give the performances you all love seeing. Willie will resume the tour in early March."

"I will see you all down the road," Nelson said. His next tour date is scheduled for March 5 in Greenville, S.C.

Nelson previously ended a show early in August in Salt Lake City due to breathing problems that he later blamed on the high altitude.

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