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  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' adds Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie

    'Star Wars: Episode VII' adds Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie
    Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and "Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie have joined the cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII," J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated extension of the classic space-opera franchise, Disney and Lucasfilm announced Monday. Nyong'o...
  • 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...
  • 5 things to know about the `GoT' star set for a big breakout

    5 things to know about the `GoT' star set for a big breakout
    On Monday, the Internet confirmed yet another wonderful "Star Wars: Episode VII" rumor: Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie have joined the cast, Lucasfilm announced on its website Monday. While Lupita has been on everyone's mind since her star-...
  • Lupita Nyong'o, Emma Roberts Among Maui Film Fest Honorees

    Rainmaker Award - Lupita Nyong'o The It Girl of the past season's awards race, the Kenyan actress (pictured) burst onto the international scene with her charismatic feature debut in "12 Years a Slave," winning the supporting actress Oscar alongside...
  • More Women of Color Breaking Through Into Emmys Race

    Once upon a time, most women on television all looked like Donna Reed. Today, it's a great time to be a woman of color working in television. Last season, three women of color -- "Scandal's" Kerry Washington, "Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara and "Steel...
  • Jim Gianopulos Receives Top Taormina Award

    Jim Gianopulos is riding a big wave of success. The chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox -- who oversees the motion picture divisions of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., which include Fox 2000, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Animation Studios, Blue Sky...
  • Lupita Nyong'o to star in, produce love story 'Americanah'

    Lupita Nyong'o to star in, produce love story 'Americanah'
    Oscar-winning actress and newly anointed "Star Wars" cast member Lupita Nyong'o is set to star in and produce an adaptation of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel "Americanah." Nyong'o is partnering with Plan B, the production company of...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Set for Bolivian Jail Tale Movie

    Chiwetel Ejiofor has been set to play a convicted British drug trafficker in a movie version of "Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail." New Regency has obtained the movie rights to the 2003 book,...
  • 20 Billion-Dollar Composer: For Hans Zimmer, 'The Real Risk Is Playing It Safe'

    Composer Hans Zimmer -- the first creative to raise Variety's Billion-Dollar milestone 20-fold since the series was introduced in 1993 -- likes to take chances. Who else would have: » Recorded a London brass section, electronically processed their...
  • Harvey Weinstein on 'The Immigrant': What Editing-Room Tensions?

    Casting aside rumors of editing-room tensions between himself and director James Gray, Harvey Weinstein spoke proudly and enthusiastically about Gray's lush 1920s period drama "The Immigrant" Tuesday night at the film's New York premiere, co-hosted by The...
  • Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful woman of 2014

    Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful woman of 2014
    The Cinderella story keeps getting more magical for Lupita Nyong'o, who has been named People magazine's most beautiful woman of 2014. The "12 Years a Slave" Oscar-winner, who became an "it" girl following red carpet hit after hit during awards season,...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in Stage Prod. of 'Hamlet'

    Benedict Cumberbatch will swap Sherlock for Shakespeare when he takes the stage as the titular tragic hero in the London Barbican Theatre production of "Hamlet." The 37-year-old British actor has been confirmed to star in the production, helmed by...