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J.J. Abrams Explains How He Picked the New ‘Star Wars’ Character Names

In Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Preview issue, we take a trip to a galaxy far, far away for new photos and info about J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens.

Huffington Post / August 13, 2015

WATCH: New Trailer for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ Finally Debuts

We’re finally launching back into a galaxy far, far away with this new trailer from the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

Kaitlyn Laurie / April 16, 2015

Jennifer Love Hewitt’s ‘Going To Be A Great Mom,’ Says Co-Star Colin Egglesfield

Colin Egglesfield was just as pleasantly surprised by the happy news as the rest of us that his Client List co-stars Jennifer Love Hewitt and Brian Hallisay are expecting their first baby and planning a walk down the aisle.
But he knew before the baby and the diamond ring that something was in the air.

Andrea Simpson / June 9, 2013

Are ‘Star Wars’ Fans Ready for Solo Han? (REPORT)

It’s a good time to be a Star Wars fan.

Not only are we getting J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, but Disney and Lucasfilm have announced their plans to develop standalone films based on the franchise. So which characters are first to get their own spin-off movie?

Han Solo and his nemesis, Boba Fett.

Phil Pirrello / February 6, 2013

7 J.J. Abrams Hallmarks You Might See in ‘Star Wars VII’ (PHOTOS)

Yes, J.J. Abrams uses lens flares. Try not to faint.

He also uses other filmmaking tropes, with much success, to earn fanboy comparisons to being the “next” Steven Spielberg. But with the recent announcement that Abrams will direct the next installment of the Star Wars series, it looks like the Star Trek helmer is poised to be the…

Phil Pirrello / January 25, 2013

6 Stories You May Have Missed Today

Amanda Seyfried talks openly about nudity and sex.

The director of the next Star Wars film is revealed.

Plus, Lance Bass answers the burning question of whether *NSYNC will be the next boy band to reunite.

Celebuzz has compiled the top stories of the day from around the web.

Chad Kennedy / January 24, 2013

‘Star Trek’ Trailer Shines More Light on ‘Darkness’; James Franco’s ‘Planet of the Apes’ Future Unsure

First, there was the announcement teaser. Then a 9-minute IMAX preview. Now, Star Trek Into Darkness has released its first full trailer.

J.J. Abrams’ top-secret movie finds Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk struggling with command decisions as he must face a mysterious new threat in the form of Benedict Cumberbatch. May 17, 2013 can’t…

Phil Pirrello / December 17, 2012

Who’s Who in ‘Trek 2′: J.J. Abrams Shines a Light on ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Secrets

We are six months out until the release of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, and we still don’t know exactly who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing. (Is it Khan? Gary Mitchell?)

But thanks to a recent press event for the film at Bad Robot, we do know which fan-favorite character Alice Eve plays in the top-secret sequel — As well…

Phil Pirrello / December 10, 2012

Disney Signs Deal With Netflix; ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Trailer to Debut

On Tuesday, Netflix gave its subscribers yet another reason to veg out on the couch all day. The company signed a multi-year deal with Disney to exclusively  stream first-run live-action and animated films. Starting in 2016, subscribers will be able to access theatrical releases from Disney, Marvel and Pixar. Netflix announced the deal via pre…

Phil Pirrello / December 5, 2012

‘Host’ Star Mulling ‘Cinderella’ Role; ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Poster Debuts

Disney’s live-action adaptation of Cinderella is closing in on a leading lady. Saoirse Ronan (The Host), Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers) and newcomer Alicia Vikander are in talks to play the Disney princess for director Mark Romanek. This piece of casting news comes on the heels of reports that Cate Blanchett is circling the role of…

Phil Pirrello / December 3, 2012

Josh Hutcherson Teases ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’; ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Synopsis Revealed

Fans of The Hunger Games will have to wait till next November for the sequel, Catching Fire, to hit theaters, but star Josh Hutcherson recently spilled some production details to tide fans over.

When asked what portions of the film director Francis Lawrence will shoot in IMAX, Hutcherson said: “They’re shooting, I think,…

Phil Pirrello / November 27, 2012

TV Buzz: Tina Fey Lends Voice to ‘The Simpsons’; The CW Developing New Wonder Woman Series

Tina Fey will be taking her many talents to Springfield in the upcoming season of The Simpsons. The 30 Rock actress/writer will lend her voice to Ms. Cantwell, a teacher who picks on Lisa. She’ll even give her a “B” on a paper, that meanie. The episode, “Black Eyed, Please,” will air in the spring…

Lauren DiMascio / September 6, 2012

Elle Fanning Outshines Hollywood’s A-List at ‘Super 8′ Premiere (PHOTOS)

Dakota Fanning’s little sister is moving up in the world! Elle Fanning looked all grown up when she attended the premiere of her new film, Super 8, in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 8.

The 13-year-old actress took everyone’s breath away in a fashionable (yet age-appropriate) embroidered cream maxi dress with 3/4 sleeves.

/ June 9, 2011

‘Star Trek’ Sequel Cleared for Blast-Off

Sounds like the new Star Trek movie franchise just might live long and prosper.
Variety reports that Paramount Pictures has given the green light to a sequel for the latest Star Trek movie, despite the fact that the first flick won’t hit theaters until May 8.
Lost creator J.J. Abrams—who produces and directs the upcoming…

Betsy Waldman / March 31, 2009

Video: New ‘Star Trek’ Trailer in Erotic Warp Speed

A new trailer for the upcoming Star Trek film premiered yesterday during screenings of the new James Bond flick Quantum of Solace. Prepare for a sexy revamp of the decades-old franchise.
Along with the hot new stars (such as Chris Pine as James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Mr. Spock, and Zoe Saldana a…

Betsy Waldman / November 18, 2008