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  • Lupita Nyong'o added to 'Star Wars: Episode VII' cast

    Lupita Nyong'o added to 'Star Wars: Episode VII' cast
    Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has been cast in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII," Walt Disney Co's Lucasfilm said on Monday. Nyong'o, whose first film role last year in "12 Years a Slave," earned her the Academy Award for best supporting...
  • 'Star Wars' Adds '12 Years A Slave,' 'Game of Thrones' Actors Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie

    Lupita Nyong'o, who won the best supporting Oscar for her role in "12 Years a Slave," and "Game of Thrones'" Gwendoline Christie have joined the cast of J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII." It was not revealed which characters the two will play....
  • Lupita Nyong'o is People's 'Most Beautiful': What's her next move?

    Lupita Nyong'o is People's 'Most Beautiful': What's her next move?
    Less than a year ago, hardly anyone knew who Lupita Nyong'o was. This week she graces the cover of People as the magazine's most beautiful person, continuing her red-hot streak. "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 31-year-old...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' cast: Who are you most excited about? [poll]

    'Star Wars: Episode VII' cast: Who are you most excited about? [poll]
    Seven new faces are headed to a galaxy far, far away to shoot "Star Wars: Episode VII," the J.J. Abrams reboot of the classic space-opera franchise: John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis and Max von Sydow....
  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII': Will it have another major female role?

    'Star Wars: Episode VII': Will it have another major female role?
    Daisy Ridley might not be the only female newcomer to the "Star Wars" universe. The young British actress was the only woman among the seven new names announced to star in Disney's highly anticipated space-opera "Star Wars: Episode VII" on Tuesday,...
  • 'Gravity's' Alfonso Cuaron Talks Moving on From Oscars

    For the many who followed the Oscar race closely this year, there was never any doubt that Alfonso Cuaron, the creative brains behind "Gravity," would win the Oscar for best director. But who knew that he might not hold onto that statue and the one he had...
  • Dominic Monaghan Wants to Be in 'Star Wars'

    Will Dominic Monaghan play a jedi in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII"? Probably not, but the actor has talked to his "Lost" exec producer J.J. Abrams about appearing in the film. "Give me a lightsaber, I'll do anything," Monaghan told DweebCast...
  • 'Star Wars Episode VII': Actors Battle for Lead Role (EXCLUSIVE)

    With Adam Driver in line to play the villain in the next "Star Wars," the next order of business for Disney and Lucasfilm is finding the right Jedi to challenge Driver and the evil empire. After meeting with several young actors this past year, sources...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emma Thompson Get Cheeky at London's Empire Awards

    A talent downpour stormed Grosvenor House's ballroom Sunday with the annual Empire Awards in London. Who would win the Hero Award? There sat the Austrian Oak, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a traditional favorite. Or perhaps, Hugh Jackman? Yet, with Tom...
  • TV This Week, March 9 - 15: 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' on Fox

    TV This Week, March 9 - 15: 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 9-15, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   -------------------- SUNDAY Need a good cry? Turner Classic Movies'...
  • TV Review: 'Believe'

    Kids in peril seem to be a theme of NBC's midseason lineup, with no one more in jeopardy -- or potentially better able to defend herself -- than the adorable moppet in "Believe." A collaboration between J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron, the series bears a...
  • TV ratings: 'Voice' tops 'Bachelor' finale; 'Believe' opens solid

    TV ratings: 'Voice' tops 'Bachelor' finale; 'Believe' opens solid
    NBC's "The Voice" beat the 18th-season finale of ABC's "The Bachelor" in the ratings Monday night, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Juan Pablo Galavis' "Bachelor" run came to an end, wooing fewer viewers than last year's finale. The reality...