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Justin Trudeau I'll Chat About 'Star Wars' ... Not Nuclear War

10/11/2017 11:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Trudeau's stoked like the rest of us after seeing the new "Star Wars" trailer ... but he's got no time for nuke talk.

We got the Prime Minister of Canada in D.C. Wednesday and asked him what he thinks about "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" ... he says it's a must-see. As for real-life nuclear war that threatens to destroy us all -- no comment.

Can't blame Justin, though ... he's been busy in our nation's capital with other important matters. And signing autographs.

But he's right about that trailer.

Chris Hardwick J.J. Knows 'Star Wars' ... He's the Right Man for 'Episode IX'

9/14/2017 9:07 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Hardwick doesn't have a problem with J.J. Abrams being back at the helm for "Star Wars: Episode IX" ... 'cause he's proved he can do it, and deserves another shot.

We got Chris, certified comic and sci-fi nerd, Wednesday in Bev Hills, and asked what he thought of Disney tapping Abrams again to direct another 'Star Wars' flick ... instead of going with someone new. In other words: is the Mouse house playing it safe?

Chris thinks J.J.'s got plenty of cred in that galaxy ... far, far away -- especially considering all the director woes Disney's had lately. The man's got a point.

Carrie Fisher's Daughter Billie Lourd Will Inherit Nearly $7 Mil

8/9/2017 11:43 AM PDT
Breaking News

Carrie Fisher -- who starred in the globally iconic 'Star Wars' franchise as Princess Leia -- left an estate worth nearly $7 million to her daughter, Billie Lourd.

In new docs filed by the executor of Carrie's estate, Billie stands to inherit $6.8 million in personal property left by Carrie. TMZ broke the story, Carrie died after suffering a massive heart attack aboard a flight from London to LAX.

It's interesting ... although $6.8 million is nothing to sneeze at, considering the most recent 'Star Wars' installment featuring Carrie grossed more than $2 BILLION, you'd think her estate might be more flush with cash.

It's possible there could be additional money in trusts not reflected in this probate case ... which Billie could also collect.

George Lucas Scolds Autograph Seekers ... This is Why I'm Rich and You're Not

7/14/2017 10:28 AM PDT

George Lucas has some harsh advice for autograph seekers and compared the ones he saw Friday in NYC to beggars on a street corner.

The "Star Wars" creator was immediately peeved when a few people looking for his John Hancock -- not true fans in his opinion -- approached him. Instead of blowing them off, George lectured 'em on how to make an honest living ... in the movie industry.

The 'graphers didn't back down and it turned into a back-and-forth between a billionaire and a dude hustling to make a few hundred bucks.

Looks like this is George's new mission. He dropped similar pearls of wisdom last month in L.A., making it clear he's derailing the autograph gravy train.

Carrie Fisher 'Personal Property' Auction Not All Her Stuff

7/10/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Carrie Fisher's most prized possessions are about to hit the auction block ... but behind the scenes there's a scramble because turns out some of the items weren't hers at all.

There's a lot of intrigue over what happened, so let's tell it like a movie:

SCENE 1:  BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!! You can own a cherished memento of Carrie Fisher -- maybe even something from "Star Wars" -- if you open your wallet ... big. The auction page advertised "The Personal Property of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds."

SCENE 2: GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Carrie's bro, Todd, appears on the show last month to promote the auction and takes viewers on a tour of her home. He stops at a Yoda statue and refers to it as "her Yoda."  

SCENE 3: FRIDAY, JULY 7th. Someone sends an email to TMZ, pointing out the Yoda was never owned by Carrie and was purchased by Todd at an auction in March, months after her death. That made us say, "Hmmmm."

SCENE 4: INTRIGUE. We contacted CGA, the company that was hired by the auction house -- Profiles in History -- to authenticate 20 action figures, which were labeled, "The Carrie Fisher Collection." Turns out, at least 4 of the action figures were not Carrie's and were also purchased at the "Yoda" auction. We're told CGA is now so concerned about authenticity they've asked to get all 20 items back for another look.

SCENE 5: OOPS. A rep for the auction house tells us they were always planning on selling separate items as "The Fisher Family Collection," in addition to items personally owned by Carrie and Debbie. That confused us, because items purchased at auction 3 months ago are not exactly part of the family.

SCENE 6: WHAT'S TO BECOME OF YODA? Relax, he'll stay put in the Fisher family. The auction rep tells us it's not going up for auction.

The auction will go down in September and a portion of the proceeds will go to charity.

'Star Wars' Woody Meets Han and Chewie ... New Pics from Han Solo Film

7/9/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The upcoming "Star Wars" Han Solo installment has gone through some changes, but one thing we know for sure ... Woody Harrelson will hang with Han and Chewbacca in the movie at some point.

In new pics from the set, obtained by TMZ, Harrelson's character Beckett meets up with Han Solo -- played by Alden Ehrenreich -- and Chewie in what looks like some sort of space station.

We're told these shots were taken during filming before Ron Howard took over as director, replacing Phil Lord and Chris Miller. You can also see Harrelson meeting with a female character ... possibly Emilia Clarke's?

The film -- a story of young Han Solo prior to the original 1977 'Star Wars' plot -- is expected to be released in May 2018. 

TSA to Harrison Ford Get in There, You Big Furry Oaf!

6/28/2017 4:06 PM PDT

Harrison Ford ain't getting around TSA as easily as he does all those sticky situations in 'Star Wars' -- well, all except that last one.

We got Harrison at LAX, where he was mum about the new standalone 'Han Solo' movie bringing on Ron Howard to direct.

But the gold here is the most famous interstellar smuggler trying to get through an airport security check.

Kessel run in 14 parsecs? TSA don't care!

We know Chewie's gotta be laughing somewhere ... in a galaxy far, far away.

George Lucas Hey, Autograph Seekers May the Workforce Be With You

6/27/2017 7:03 AM PDT

George Lucas will begrudgingly sign autographs for those shoving posters and pictures in his face -- but don't push it ... 'cause he'll tell you to get a J-O-B.

We got George in Bev Hills, where he talked about Ron Howard taking over directing for the new Han Solo movie, as well as the L.A. City Council voting on his proposed $1.5 billion museum ... all while dealing with pushy "fans" looking for his John Hancock.

The "Star Wars" creator tells them how he really feels about their "fandom" -- and it's pretty harsh. In his opinion ... at $200 a pop, they should be more grateful, less pushy.

'Star Wars' Young Han Solo ... First Shots from Set!!

5/19/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Harrison Ford's out and Alden Ehrenreich is officially tapping into 'Star Wars' ... and we got the shots of him reporting for Han Solo duty.

TMZ's obtained exclusive pics from the set of the upcoming, and still untitled, anthology film about everyone's fave interstellar smuggler in his younger years. The awesome photos show Alden in action, and plenty of new vehicles and set pieces. Only question -- where's Chewbacca?!

Details of the film have been kept under wraps, but at least we now know Ehrenreich can rock the classic Harrison hairstyle.

The spin-off comes out Spring 2018, and co-stars Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson ... and, of course, Chewie.

Gary the Dog This is How I Roll!!! At Carrie Fisher Movie Night

5/5/2017 7:56 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Gary the Dog turnt all the way up at a special Carrie Fisher movie screening Thursday ... and it's the most ADORABLE thing you're going to see all day!!!!!

Gary and his caretaker -- Carrie's former asst. Corby McCoin -- attended the May the 4th showing of "Postcards from the Edge" ... a movie the 'Star Wars' actress famously wrote about her relationship with her late mom, Debbie Reynolds.

But the real action went down outside Angel City Brewery in L.A. -- where Gary put on the cutest little show for his adoring fans. 

Who's a good famous doggy!?! You are!! Yes you are!!!

Harrison Ford Star Wars Day with a Good Book ... 'That's Not How the Force Works'

5/4/2017 4:41 PM PDT

Harrison Ford's idea of the perfect May the Fourth -- curling up with a novel.

You'd think Han Solo would log some air miles flying his plane, helicopter or the Millennium Falcon on Star Wars Day ... but instead he hit the Brentwood Market while clutching the book, "News of the World."

It's not even a sci-fi novel for cryin' out loud -- it's set in 1870 northern Texas!

Maybe Harrison's just reading up for a future movie role, but we think Chewie would be highly disappointed. Then again ... Han's dead. 

Spoiler alert?

Carrie Fisher Force Grows Stronger ... On 'May the Fourth' Day

5/4/2017 10:13 AM PDT

Carrie Fisher's gravesite is calm and peaceful on Star Wars Day ... but her force is starting to draw fans who want to honor the galaxy's Princess.

Princess Leia's headstone -- shared with her mom, Debbie Reynolds -- was already adorned with flowers, cards and a 'Star Wars' gift bag early Thursday morning. Many more are expected to arrive throughout May the Fourth.

No lightsaber fights breaking out yet, but it's early.

Carrie and Debbie's shared huge headstone was placed over their graves earlier this week at Hollywood's Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Yes, the Fourth is strong with this one. And also with this musical tribute to Leia ...

'May the Fourth' Day 24k Gold Darth Vader Mask ... Yours for $1.4 Million!!

5/4/2017 8:42 AM PDT

You'd think a Darth Vader mask on sale for $1.4 million would at least have been worn in one of the 'Star Wars' films, but not so ... and yet, it's still pretty baller.

Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka created the Sith Lord's famous mask in solid 24 carat gold for the die-hard 'Star Wars' fan with super deep pockets. Naturally it had to hit the market today, May the Fourth ... aka Star Wars Day.

Don't worry about it being sold off. They're custom order, which means Ginza Tanaka seems to think more than one of these bad boys will sell. FYI, it takes about 10 goldsmiths 3 months to create the piece.

The mask weighs 33 pounds, so you better have a strong neck. Or actual use of the Force.

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