Carrie Fisher’s Family Slams New Novel On The ‘Star Wars’ Actress

The family of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher have publicly disavowed themselves from an upcoming book that’s centered on the legendary movie star.

Carrie Fisher, who died after suffering a heart attack on December 27, 2016 is the subject of an upcoming book from author Sheila Weller titled Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge. The book is set to be published on November 12 by Sarah Crichton Books.

Bryan Lourd, the father of Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd released the following statement in regards to Weller’s book:

“A person named Sheila Weller has taken it upon herself to sell and write an unauthorized biography based on my daughter’s mother, Carrie Fisher. I do not know Ms. Weller. Billie does not know Ms. Weller. And, to my knowledge, Carrie did not know her.

For all the fans and friends of Carrie, I just thought it necessary that you know this information before you decided to purchase this book or consider what is being said in the upcoming press interviews Weller will do while trying to sell it. To be clear I haven’t read the book. The only books about Carrie Fisher worth reading are the ones Carrie wrote herself. She perfectly told us everything we needed to know.”

Carrie Fisher’s brother Todd Fisher spoke to THR, expressing his concerns regarding Weller’s book:

“I don’t understand how you can write a book about Carrie without talking to those who knew her best. I will never judge her, only love her. I will always be inspired by her life and all she accomplished in the face of great adversity. Only people walking in her shoes, with her condition can truly understand the trials of her life. All those that are perfect please stand up. The rest of us will remain seated.”

Carrie Fisher became a cinematic icon when she first appeared as Princess Leia in Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977. She since appeared in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. She was also an accomplished writer, having written novels including Postcards from the Edge (which she also wrote the screenplay for its film adaptation), its sequel The Best Awful There Is, and a memoir titled The Princes Diarist which was published in 2016.

Carrie Fisher will make her final appearance as General Leia Organa in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Here is the synopsis:

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J.J. Abrams from a script he co-wrote with Chris Terrio, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20, 2019.

Source: THR

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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