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See The X-Wing Fighter On Hollywood Blvd. For 'Rogue One' Premiere

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Disney is sparing no expense in promoting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The premiere is in Hollywood this Saturday and they tried to sneak an X-Wing Fighter onto Hollywood Blvd.
Hard to be sneaky with a giant space ship in the age of social media.

The movie officially opens December 16th.

-Mike Draup

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Read Lady Gaga's Open Letter About Her Mental Illness

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On the Today Show this week Lady Gaga announced she suffers from PTSD saying, "I suffer from a mental illness — I suffer from PTSD. I've never told anyone that before, so here we are… But the kindness that's been shown to me by doctors — as well as my family and my friends — it's really saved my life."

She has now followed that up with an open letter about the daily struggles she faces with PTSD. It's very authentic - Read it here.

-Mike Draup

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Jeopardy Contestant Loses Cancer Battle Right Before Her Episode Airs

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Cindy Stowell got the chance to be on Jeopardy, but she was also battling Stage IV cancer. Unfortunatley she passed away one week before her episode aired. Her boyfriend announced her passing on Twitter. No word on if the show will alter the episode at all before it airs, but anything she won is supposed to go to the Cancer Research Institute.

-Mike Draup

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VIDEO: New Star Wars 'Rouge One' Trailer

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The new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer explains the upcoming Star Wars spinoff's backstory ... just a little bit. #ItsComplicated

Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) — the father of Rebel fighter Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) — was captured by Imperial Forces, including the Empire's Director of Advanced Weapons Research, Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn). Were they friends? I need a flowchart.

Watch the trailer:



-Mike Draup

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Selena's Father Trying To Stop TV Series

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For fans looking forward to watching Selena and Chris Perez's love story on TV, don't get too excited - her dad isn't happy.

Selena's father is suing Perez (her widower) to stop production according to E!. In a shocking moment of music history, Selena was murdered by her fan club president in 1995 when she was just 23.

In the lawsuit, Abraham Quintanilla Jr. says that, per an estate agreement entered into after Selena's murder, only Quintanilla Jr. holds the rights to "Entertainment Properties," a broad category that includes the use of Selena's name, voice, signature, and photographs. Basically, her widower should not profit from her image after death.

No word on who would play Selena but Jennifer Lopez has done several tributes to the late star and played her in the 1997 movie about her life.



-Mike Draup

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Amy Schumer Slays Trolls

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Amy Schumer has been hit with backlash since the trolling public heard that she'll be playing Barbie in a movie. Pay attention trolls - She doesn't care what you think.

Next to a picture of herself in a bathing suit, she wrote that it shouldn't really be called "fat shaming", because she knows she's not fat and has "zero shame."

"When I look in the mirror I know who I am," she continues. "[I'm] a great friend, sister, daughter and girlfriend. I'm a badass comic headlining arenas all over the world and making TV and movies and writing books." Read her Instagram response below.

Very very honored to be nominated for 2 Grammys and to be considered to play an important and evolving icon. Is it fat shaming if you know you're not fat and have zero shame in your game? I don't think so. I am strong and proud of how I live my life and say what I mean and fight for what I believe in and I have a blast doing it with the people I love. Where's the shame? It's not there. It's an illusion. When I look in the mirror I know who I am. Im a great friend, sister, daughter and girlfriend. I'm a badass comic headlining arenas all over the world and making tv and movies and writing books where I lay it all out there and I'm fearless like you can be. Thanks to everyone for the kind words and support and again my deepest sympathy goes out to the trolls who are in more pain than we will ever understand. I want to thank them for making it so evident that I am a great choice. It's that kind of response that let's you know something's wrong with our culture and we all need to work together to change it. Anyone who has ever been bullied or felt bad about yourself I am out there fighting for you, for us. And I want you to fight for yourself too! We need to laugh at the haters and sympathize with them. They can scream as loud as they want. We can't hear them because we are getting shit done. I am proud to lead by example. "I say if I'm beautiful, I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story. I will" #thegirlwiththelowerbacktattoo

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-Mike Draup

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Instagram Finally Added The Features You've Been Asking For

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I'm a social media geek and love all the networks, but my dream is that we all settle on one network and give it all the features. Wouldn't that be easier?

Instagram became more like Facebook this week with some new features. Don't get excited about any breakthroughs - This is stuff they should have had all along.

You can now "Like" people's comments. You can also remove comments on a post if you want to. And finally, you can remove followers - In the past you had to actually block them.

-Mike Draup

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Is It 1999? Britney Spears And Christina Aguilera Are Teaming Up

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Britney Spears has a song called, "Do You Wanna Come Over," and it looks like Christina Aguilera might be showing up on the remix.

This all comes from a publishing listing in Australia. Could it be? Maybe, or it might be nothing. Or it might be happening and be terrible! I never get excited about collaborations until I hear them.

-Mike Draup

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Beyonce Leads Grammy Nominations With Nine - See The Full List

The Grammy nominations have been announced and Beyonce leads with NINE of them, all for her album "Lemonade." But in the top three categories (Album, Song, Record), she's up against Adele so it might be a diva battle.

Kanye West got eight nominations, but it doesn't sound like he'll be showing up.

See all the nominations here.

-Mike Draup

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Game Of Thrones Actor Dies - His Watch Has Ended

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He played Maester Aemon on Game of Thrones, ending a seven-decade career in Hollywood. Peter Vaughan, known for his role as Maester Aemon in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones died on Tuesday at the age of 93.




-Mike Draup

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