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Here's something I never thought I'd ever write about...ever! Never ever!

Whoopi Goldberg is gearing up to release her own holiday sweater line.

The 60-year-old View host will launch a collection of "ugly" Christmas sweaters at Lord & Taylor and Hudson's Bay on Nov. 1.

"I love the season, I love the holidays. Holidays have always been very important to me and they were important to me as a kid, and I honor them," Goldberg told Women's Wear Daily.

Thanks, Whoopi.

Well, when it comes to stories like this I guess never say never because with celebrities anything is possible.

Be Well,
Steve


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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story': Jyn Erso searches for her father in second story trailer
The origins of main protagonist Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) are revealed in the second story trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The clip, released Wednesday, features a young Erso watching as her father is approached by the Empire to help build the all-powerful Death Star.

As the Rebel Alliance learns of Erso's connection to the Death Star, she is allowed to assemble a team of rag-tag fighters in order to rescue her father in hopes of putting a damper on the doomsday device.

"If the Empire has this kind of power, what chance do we have?" asks a Rebel Alliance leader. "We have hope. Rebellions are built on hope," responds Erso.

The trailer also highlights Erso's team, which consists of pilot Cassian Andor (Diego Luna); a grizzled soldier, Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen); a spiritual warrior who believes in the Force, Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen); a tall re-purposed Imperial droid, K-2SO (Alan Tudyk); and former Imperial pilot Bohdi Rook (Riz Ahmed).

Forest Whitaker as a much older Saw Gerrera from Star Wars: The Clone Wars also pops in to offer sage advice along with Imperial Military Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) who is seen explaining the power of the Death Star to none other than Darth Vader.

Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters December 16, 2016.

Ahead of the trailer's release Wednesday, Disney released a new theatrical poster for the film on Twitter that features Erso with her Rebel team as Darth Vader looms in the background as part of the Death Star.


'Martin' actor Tommy Ford dies at 52
Thomas Mikal "Tommy" Ford, who starred on the 1990s sitcom Martin, died on Wednesday as the result of an abdominal aneurysm, his family confirmed. He was 52.

Ford, whose full name is Thomas Mykal, changed the spelling of his middle name in his acting credits.

"It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykal Ford," Ford's family said in a statement. "On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers."

According to his Instagram, Ford had knee replacement surgery two weeks ago and was optimistic about his recovery.

Ford is best known for his role as Thomas "Tommy" Strawn on Martin.

"Tommy was not only a great costar, but he was a great man and friend," Martin Lawrence told The Hollywood Reporter. "He always brought with him his spirituality, a positive attitude, and so much joy. I am sad the world lost a great talent and that I lost a wonderful friend. God bless him and his family."

Ford also appeared on New York Undercover, The Parkers, MacGyver, Living Single, The Flash, Law & Order, and the recent Uncle Buck TV series.


LOOSE LIPS:
"This baby happened at the best time. Nothing is ever perfect, but I'm so madly in love with my husband and with our kids. The idea of adding to that is such a blessing."
--Tori Spelling, announcing she and husband Dean McDermott are expecting their fifth child together, in this week's issue of PEOPLE



??? Guess Who ???

Which actor revived his 'Rookie of the Year' character to support the Cubs playoffs run?


Chip and Joanna Gaines on life before 'Fixer Upper': 'We were broke'
Pre-Fixer Upper fame, Chip and Joanna Gaines were struggling to make ends meet as Chip worked to get their fledgling house flipping business off the ground.

"I remember when we first got married the only money we had was what was in Chip's pocket," Joanna said in an interview with People. "He always had a wad of cash, but we were broke. If I needed to go grocery shopping it's whatever was in his pocket. That's how we paid the bills."

Things have changed for the Gaines family with Chip and Joanna now hosting one of HGTV's most successful shows. The couple also oversees a magazine, a retail store, a home accessories line, and have recently penned a book. Their memoir, The Magnolia Story, hits bookshelves Oct. 18.

Joanna is also taking on a new role as fashion designer, working with Matilda Jane Clothing on a line of girls' clothes which will be available at the beginning of December.

With all of their newfound success, Chip and Joanna are focused on staying grounded.

"It's the simple things," Joanna said about the family's TV-free lifestyle on their 40-acre farm in Waco, Texas with their four children.

"I tell the kids that you are probably not going to get a cell phone," Joanna added. "We want to teach our kids that life happens outside of these devices. It's just a simple thing to go outside and connect with nature, play with your friends and get dirty."

Fixer Upper airs nightly on HGTV at 9 p.m.


'Star Wars' production company fined $2M for Harrison Ford accident
A Disney owned Star Wars production company has been fine $2 million for injuring Harrison Ford during filming of The Force Awakens.

A British court handed out the fine Wednesday according to Variety after Foodles Production Ltd. had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of breaking health and safety rules.

Ford famously broke his leg during production on The Force Awakens when he was struck by a hydraulic door on board the Millennium Falcon.

The injury led to production on the film to be delayed by two weeks, a fact that director J.J. Abrams has said allowed him to make improvements to the script.

"The greatest failing of all on behalf of the company is a lack of communication," Judge Francis Sheridan said of the case. "If only they had included Mr. Ford in all the discussions, he might have at least been alert to the dangers that he had to avoid."

Ford had made light of the situation previously joking, "In the original film, the door would have been closed with a pulley. Now we had lots of money and technology and so they built a [expletive] great hydraulic door which closed at light speed."


??? Guess Who ???

Which actor revived his 'Rookie of the Year' character to support the Cubs playoffs run?

In the movie Rookie of the Year, Chicago Cubs pitching coach Phil Brickma attempts to help 12-year-old Henry adjust to his sudden role as a starting pitcher in the big leagues. Now, Brickma -- played by Daniel Stern in the film -- wants to help out the real life Cubs.

Actor and director Daniel Stern has brought back his fictional coaching alter ego in a series of videos posted to his YouTube and Facebook pages, offering playing tips and breaking the news that he's trying to get back on the team.

In the movie, Brickma offers advice about "hot ice" to ease players' muscles after a game and shows off his hitting skills, often locking himself in a room or a closet if he manages not to hurt himself.

With the Cubs advancing to the National League Championship Series for the second straight year after ending the San Francisco Giants in the divisional playoff round, Stern has brought Brickma back to life 23 years after Rookie of the Year was released.

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