“Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 bill, announces plans for 7th ‘Star Wars’ film” links

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Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, reveals plans for a 7th Star Wars film (release date 2015). George Lucas, what hath you wrought? [Pajiba]
Katy Perry and Russell Brand ran into each other at the Lakers game. [LaineyGossip]
Heidi Klum cancels her annual Halloween extravaganza. [Dlisted]
Elizabeth Taylor gets beautifully rendered in tulle. [Jezebel]
Liam Hemsworth leaves Los Angeles to go back to work. [Pop Sugar]
Miley Cyrus dressed up as a pilates skeleton for Halloween. [A Socialite Life]
Mischa Barton actually looks kind of good here. [Go Fug Yourself]
Sacha Baron Cohen hid a banana in his pants. *NSFW* [The Blemish]
Ellen dresses up as Sofia Vergara for Halloween. [CDAN]
Madonna won’t stop talking about that Britney Spears kiss. [OMG Blog]
Tori Spelling celebrates Hattie’s first birthday. [Celebrity Baby Scoop]
Ryan Gosling is getting kind of boring with his Hey Girls. [Evil Beet]
Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman begin filming their new season. [Reality Tea]
Joanna Krupa would rather go naked than wear fur, of course. [Yeeeah]
J-Woww and Pauly D. respond to Hurricane Sandy’s devastation. [I’m Not Obsessed]
Halle Berry wants to play civil rights activist Angela Davis. [The Frisky]
Gene Hackman strikes a threatening homeless man. [Wonderwall]
Gov. Chris Christie will never be allowed on Fox News again. [IDLYITW]

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  1. Erinn says:

    So in conclusion, a pile of fabric makes a better, more gorgeous Liz than Lilo could ever hope to.

  2. lower-case deb says:

    i thought they bought it a looong time ago.
    don’t they have Star War Weekends at Disney Park for a while now?

  3. Samigirl says:

    This nerd is not excited.

    • Pippa says:

      To be fair disney bought up Marvel 4 years ago and so far they’ve pretty much only done awesome (and true to the original) things e.g. the new Avengers film

    • Thiajoka says:

      This nerd is worried about it, although it really couldn’t be worse than what Lucas did with the prequels. Could it? Say no, please.

  4. Darth says:

    Devastating. What a greedy sellout. Star Wars spin off is one thing. Heck, Disney probably could make a better SW film than Lucas can any more, his prequels were terrible. But for the love of all that is good in the universe, WHY must they screw around with the storyline & characters from the original trilogy?! Leave well enough alone! The SW trilogy is perfect the way it is. It does NOTneed any sequels >:(

  5. RocketMerry says:

    Sofia is just soooo friggin’ gorgeous. Sigh.

    • cmc says:

      Sofia is so gorgeous and has a great sense of humor. Um…did Ellen have to use a “fat suit” under the dress? The body shape was way more Kim Kardashian than Sofia- Sofia is not that big at *all*!

  6. Happy21 says:

    A couple of things…

    * was that REALLY a banana in Sasha Baron Cohen’s pants?

    * Ellen was adorable as Sophia Vergara! Loved it…laughed till I had tears 🙂

  7. carrie says:

    totally OT: is Ryan Gosling again with Eva Mendes?
    because i follow Malick movie with Gosling,Portman and Fassbender on IMDB and twitter and no body saw Eva Mendes at Austin or in the set! i only saw several candids with Mendes at LA

  8. Jenna says:

    **ques Episode III Darth Vader**


    • Gretchen says:

      Hahaha, I saw that awful film once in the cinema when it first came out and that is the only bit I remember, probably because it managed to out crap itself and be the most ridiculous moment in a ridiculous movie…. and now, just when I thought it was safe to go back in the cinema I hear a 7th one is on the works *sigh*

  9. cmc says:

    Those Miley pictures must be from last year, right? Her hair is longish/brown and in her “trademark” high bun. Unless she dyed her hair brown and got extensions?

  10. Jennika says:

    Did you guys see that Cracky McBlohan is claiming her twitter was hacked and the hacker was the one who wrote the Hurricane Sally tweet? hahahahahahahahahah
    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA she’s such a loser!

    • Happy21 says:

      LMAO! So funny!

      My response to the post about Hurricane Sally was going to be “I wonder what stupid excuse/reason she’s going to have for posting such an obviously stupid, braindead tweet?” Turns out that the excuse is that she was hacked.

      What a total and utter dipshit she is!

  11. Launicaangelina says:

    I haven’t watched Faux News in a long time but that Gov. Christie clip was great. That’s a great example of what this country is capable of (even though we don’t see it often). Regardless of political affiliation, people can put aside difference and simply say thanks for good work.

  12. Screw Stewrat says:

    Celebitchy, I love you and I love NASCAR, so while I don’t mind seeing ads for Homestead coming up in a few weeks, I do mind seeing that doosh Tony Stewrat(yes I meant StewRat). I hate him. He is an asshole who stole my drivers trophy last year and I don’t like being reminded about it. Horrible experience. Mmmkay. Thanks! 🙂

  13. Linda says:

    Oh, cool. So glad to hear another Star Wars is coming!!

  14. Phil E Stein says:

    Smart move by George. He ‘s lost the desire to do more Star Wars films so he offloaded the franchise for a cool four billion. Well done.

  15. Al says:

    I’m a BIG Star Wars fan, soI’m scared, but also a little curious. Lucas had originally planned to do eps 7, 8 & 9, so I’m wondering how much of his original story ideas they’re planning to use?

    Surely they can’t be any worse than the prequels? I didn’t mind episode 3, but 1 & 2 were terrible! They only good thing about them was Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi!

  16. Al says:

    I’m a BIG Star Wars fan, soI’m scared, but also a little curious. Lucas had originally planned to do eps 7, 8 & 9, so I’m wondering how much of his original story ideas they’re planning to use?

    Surely they can’t be any worse than the prequels? I didn’t mind episode 3, but 1 & 2 were terrible! They only good thing about them was Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi!

    I hope they stop after another three movies though. We don’t need any more retouched versions, or special editions, or god forbid reboots or crossovers with other Disney movies!

  17. Carolyn says:

    “I have a bad feeling about this”
    “Star Wars VIII The Final Sell-Out”

    I felt a great disturbance in The Force at this announcement. Being a die-hard fan since I was SEVEN YEARS OLD I can only say wholeheartedly “WTF”.

    George Lucas what the hell have you unleashed on us.

    There’s no Ewoks dancing on Endor at this news.

  18. Madpoe says:

    I sense a great disturbance in the force!
    Madness and wtf, Yoda and Goofy?!

  19. Mourning the Death of Music says:

    NO! Bad touch! Bad touch!

  20. Dragonlady Sakura says:

    Lucas, for the love of humanity, stop beating a dead horse! Most of your fans will thank you for it.

  21. ZenB!tch says:

    Star Wars: The Musical starring Shia as Han Solo

  22. FalconEddie says:

    Lucas is a member of the Giving Pledge,a philanthropic initiative started by the business mogul and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to get the super rich to pledge their fortunes early in their lives, so that they can have more control of how it’s spent. He said by selling ILM, he will be able to give much bigger donations toward education (he’s already given single donations up to 175 million, and that’s before the selling of his company). I rather have more Star Wars than less, I know nothing compares to the original 3 movies, but as long as ppl enjoy them, thats all that matters, and I love seeing the love of SW being passed on generation to generation.

  23. Chloeeee says:

    Sooo looking at the pics of Katy Perry with her dad at the Lakers game…how long till if comes out like papa Joe?

  24. kitty-bye says:

    Hope it doesn’t stop each scene with crappy pop music. I have to mute each cartoon or movie during those terrible singing scenes in every awful disney movie.

  25. Starlight says:

    It is so unfair that they kept bashing the prequels. I love the prequels more than the sequels. I can watch the prequels over and over again without getting tired. The prequels made tons of money too. What is this a conspiracy? Guys be kind to George. Without him we don’t have Star Wars remember?

    • CC says:

      uhhhh…..no. Sorry, but I won’t do that. I’ve seen the original films, one in the cinema, and had to suffer through the multiple alterations. A 70’s movie in everything, regarding haircuts, wardrobes, sets, and with 90’s CGI. Just….no.

  26. JustaGirl says:

    My husband is a member of the 501st so he’s a bit concerned about that with this buyout. He was also hoping they would do the Zahn series, and he was disappointed when Disney said they are doing an original story. Other than that, it has no effect on me…not a Star Wars fan. 😀

    I do hope the 501st/Rebel Legion will remain as it is or get even better. They do amazing work (all volunteer and pricey out of pocket expenses) and raise A LOT of money for charities every year both on a local and nation-wide scale.

  27. Dommy Dearest says:

    There was already going to be a Star Wars 7, 8, and 9 way before Disney bought it. From what I remember reading when they first talked about it was that the movies were supposed to follow the books in the way of the movies following the children of our favorite protagonists.