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    Someone really needs to walk in and hand her some hope. [LINK]

    “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher was in critical condition Friday after suffering a “cardiac episode” during a flight from London to Los Angeles, according to emergency officials.

    Fisher, 60, was rushed to the hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics shortly after noon, after her 11-hour flight touched down at LAX.

    A source who was not authorized to discuss the incident said the actress was “in a lot of distress on the flight.”

    A statement released by United Airlines said that medical personnel met Flight 935 from London on arrival after the crew reported a passenger was unresponsive.

    According to the LAX Police Department, officers responded to Terminal 7 around 12:15 p.m., for a call of a female passenger in cardiac arrest. On arrival, they found paramedics performing CPR on the victim, according to Officer Alicia Hernandez.

    Fisher, who rose to stardom as Princess Leia, recently published an autobiography titled the “Princess Diarist,” her eighth book.

    2016, you really, really suck.


    Apparently she is now in stable condition. [LINK]

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher is in stable condition after suffering a medical emergency aboard a flight Friday.

    Her brother, Todd Fisher, told The Associated Press that she was “out of emergency” and stabilized at a Los Angeles hospital Friday afternoon. He said he could not discuss any other details about what happened.


    A correction to the AP story above: not out of the woods yet. [LINK]

    The actress was in critical condition earlier in the day, an emergency official told Variety on Friday afternoon. She was moved from the emergency room to the Intensive Care Unit hours later, her brother, Todd Fisher, said Friday evening. The actor and filmmaker said his sister is not in stable condition, despite previous reports.
    “She’s in the ICU and everybody’s praying for her,” he told Variety in a phone interview. “There’s nothing new from the doctors. There’s nothing new at all. … There’s no good news or bad news.”

    Todd Fisher said media outlets are “writing between the lines” in reporting that she’s now in stable condition.


    AP reports that Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60. 😥


    Before anyone asks, Variety has the answer… [LINK]

    The eighth film in the series, in which Fisher appears as Leia Organa, wrapped shooting in July and is now in post-production. Sources tell Variety that Fisher’s work on the sequel was finished. That means that Disney and Lucasfilm, the producers of the Star Wars series, will not have to address Fisher’s death until the ninth film begins shooting in 2018. Leia was originally slated to appear in that production.

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    I wonder how they’ll deal with her passing in the final movie. It’d be creepy if they did another CG version like they did with Rogue One (I still haven’t seen it, but everybody is going on about how Uncanny Valley her and Tarkin’s appearances were). Or will they have her pass away off-screen, or could they just split her dialogue up and give it to other characters?


    Carrie’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, has died of a stroke at the age of 84. [LINK]

    Debbie Reynolds, the Oscar-nominated singer-actress who was the mother of late actress Carrie Fisher, has died at Cedars-Sinai hospital. She was 84.

    “She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher told Variety.

    She was taken to the hospital from Todd Fisher’s Beverly Hills house Wednesday after a suspected stroke, the day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died.

    The vivacious blonde, who had a close but sometimes tempestuous relationship with her daughter, was one of MGM’s principal stars of the 1950s and ’60s in such films as the 1952 classic “Singin’ in the Rain” and 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” for which she received an Oscar nomination as best actress.

    Goddamn. 2016 is out to kill us all unless we take it out first. It’s too dangerous to be left alive.


    Too soon? [LINK]

    According to BBC Newsnight, the Walt Disney Company is negotiating with Carrie Fisher’s estate “over her continued appearance” in the Star Wars franchise.

    Before you jump to conclusions that Lucasfilm is definitely planning on digitally recreating the late actress for Episode IX, the Newsnight quotes were unspecific beyond the fact that negotiations are taking place.

    So Lucasfilm could be negotiating Fisher’s appearance in Episode IX, just like Peter Cushing was put into Rogue One, but it could be something as simple as making sure they have the estate’s permission to continue to put Fisher’s likeness on merchandise. It could mean a variety of other things. And just because they’re negotiating doesn’t mean they’ll definitely use her likeness—Lucasfilm could simply be hedging their bets for the future.


    Apparently the above story picked up so much steam that Lucasfilm had to issue a statement. [LINK]

    We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address. We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.

    Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family. She was our princess, our general, and more importantly, our friend. We are still hurting from her loss. We cherish her memory and legacy as Princess Leia, and will always strive to honor everything she gave to Star Wars.

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