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Carrie Fisher was recently promoting her 2016 memoir “The Princess Diarist.” (Courtesy Riccardo Ghilardi)

Scoop: Carrie Fisher a great wit and princess for all time

Remembering Carrie Fisher, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas said, “She was our…

Carrie Fisher was recently promoting her 2016 memoir “The Princess Diarist.” (Courtesy Riccardo Ghilardi)
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard (pictured at a premiere of their movie "The Rum Diary" in 2011) ended their marriage acrimoniously. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Scoop: A look back at 2016’s annoying, shocking celeb couples

The folks at The Hollywood Gossip compiled a handy roundup of what…

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard (pictured at a premiere of their movie "The Rum Diary" in 2011) ended their marriage acrimoniously. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Carrie Fisher (pictured with Harrison Ford in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") was taken to the hospital after a "cardiac episode" on a plane. (Courtesy David James/ Lucasfilm)

Carrie Fisher in critical condition after cardiac episode on flight

"Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher was in critical condition Friday after suffering…

Carrie Fisher (pictured with Harrison Ford in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") was taken to the hospital after a "cardiac episode" on a plane. (Courtesy David James/ Lucasfilm)
Director Justin Kurzel’s “Assassin’s Creed” has some vivid imagery of 15th century Spain. (Courtesy 20th Century Fox)

‘Assassin’s Creed’ an exciting, if strange, ride

In 2015, director Justin Kurzel and actors Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard…

Director Justin Kurzel’s “Assassin’s Creed” has some vivid imagery of 15th century Spain. (Courtesy 20th Century Fox)
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in “Passengers.” (Jaimie Trueblood/Columbia Pictures)

‘Passengers’ reduces meaty premise to ordinary romance

Imagine being trapped on a spaceship with only your lover and a…

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in “Passengers.” (Jaimie Trueblood/Columbia Pictures)
T.J. Miller, left, and Jason Bateman have fun in “Office Christmas Party.” (Glen Wilson/ DreamWorks Pictures)

Great cast, delightful debauchery in ‘Office Xmas Party’

When it comes to big, brassy studio comedies, a filmmaker can do…

T.J. Miller, left, and Jason Bateman have fun in “Office Christmas Party.” (Glen Wilson/ DreamWorks Pictures)
Guitarists Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, vocalist Mick Jagger and drummer Charlie Watts of the English rock band The Rolling Stones  perform in concert at T-Mobile Arena on Oct. 22, 2016 in Las  Vegas, Nev. (Marcel Thomas/Zuma Press/TNS)

Scoop: ‘SNL’ skit continues pounding Trump with comedy, ‘Sad!’

Alec Baldwin returned to “Saturday Night Live” to reprise his role as…

Guitarists Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, vocalist Mick Jagger and drummer Charlie Watts of the English rock band The Rolling Stones  perform in concert at T-Mobile Arena on Oct. 22, 2016 in Las  Vegas, Nev. (Marcel Thomas/Zuma Press/TNS)
Kanye West came home from the hospital, where he had a low key celebration with his kids, Saint, left and North, pictured on Halloween. (Courtesy Kim Kardashian West Instagram)

Scoop: Dispatcher: ‘Don’t let Kanye get any weapons or anything’

Kanye West is home -- safe, and apparently sound, at least for…

Kanye West came home from the hospital, where he had a low key celebration with his kids, Saint, left and North, pictured on Halloween. (Courtesy Kim Kardashian West Instagram)
Kathy Bates as Sunny Soke and Billy Bob Thornton as Willie Soke in a scene from the upcoming movie "Bad Santa 2" directed by Mark Waters. (Santamax Distribution/TNS)

Scoop: ‘SNL’ star agrees with Trump: The show is one-sided

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump ripped “Saturday Night Live” on Twitter, calling…

Kathy Bates as Sunny Soke and Billy Bob Thornton as Willie Soke in a scene from the upcoming movie "Bad Santa 2" directed by Mark Waters. (Santamax Distribution/TNS)
Robbie Robertson attends the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 22, 2015 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, Calif. (Dennis Van Tine/Abaca Press/TNS)

Scoop: Trump demands ‘equal time’ after ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch

Fresh from calling on the cast of “Hamilton” to apologize, president-elect Donald…

Robbie Robertson attends the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 22, 2015 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, Calif. (Dennis Van Tine/Abaca Press/TNS)
Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson play some wonderfully written scenes in “The Edge of Seventeen.” (Courtesy Murray Close/STX Entertainment)

’Edge of Seventeen’ an instant teen classic

Every generation needs a defining teen movie, and “The Edge of Seventeen”…

Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson play some wonderfully written scenes in “The Edge of Seventeen.” (Courtesy Murray Close/STX Entertainment)
Academy Award-winner Mo’Nique is a charmer in David E. Talbert’s family comedy “Almost Christmas.” (Quantrell D. Colbert/Universal)

Mo’Nique steals the show in ‘Almost Christmas’

The reason is see “Almost Christmas” is Mo’Nique. Heck, the Mo’Nique bloopers…

Academy Award-winner Mo’Nique is a charmer in David E. Talbert’s family comedy “Almost Christmas.” (Quantrell D. Colbert/Universal)
Aisholpan, the 15-year-old star of the documentary “The Eagle Huntress,” poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Teen ‘Eagle Huntress’ visits California

In the documentary “The Eagle Huntress,” Nurgaiv Aisholpan, a 13-year-old Kazakh girl…

Aisholpan, the 15-year-old star of the documentary “The Eagle Huntress,” poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Snoop Dogg's Instagram post following Donald Trump's victory was certainly eye-catching. (Courtesy Instagram)

Celebs shocked, saddened by Trump victory

It’s not too big of a surprise that professionals in the arts…

Snoop Dogg's Instagram post following Donald Trump's victory was certainly eye-catching. (Courtesy Instagram)
Andrew Garfield stars a World War II conscientious objector in the bloody “Hacksaw Ridge,” directed by Mel Gibson. (Mark Rogers/Lionsgate)

Gibson’s gory ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ serves up messianic hero

Director Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” is going to make a lot of…

Andrew Garfield stars a World War II conscientious objector in the bloody “Hacksaw Ridge,” directed by Mel Gibson. (Mark Rogers/Lionsgate)
Val Kilmer, pictured last year, hasn't commented on recent public remarks by former costar Michael Douglas, who said he has throat cancer. (Courtesy Facebook)

Scoop: Michael Douglas offers prayers for Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer, understandably, hasn’t been up for publicity about it, but Michael…

Val Kilmer, pictured last year, hasn't commented on recent public remarks by former costar Michael Douglas, who said he has throat cancer. (Courtesy Facebook)
Sonia Braga is superb in “Aquarius.” (Courtesy Victor Juca/Cinemascopio)

Sonia Braga lights up ‘Aquarius’

In the 1976 romantic fantasy “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands,” Sonia…

Sonia Braga is superb in “Aquarius.” (Courtesy Victor Juca/Cinemascopio)
Carol Burnett. (Courtesy photo)

Scoop: Carol Burnett has new project with Amy Poehler

Fans grateful that they’ve had this time together with Carol Burnett may…

Carol Burnett. (Courtesy photo)
CBS executive Les Moonves shared his comments about former "Late Night" host David Letterman, pictured, in San Francisco. (Courtesy CBS)

Scoop: CBS’ Les Moonves: David Letterman ‘hated me’

CBS executive Les Moonves shared a few pithy comments about retired TV…

CBS executive Les Moonves shared his comments about former "Late Night" host David Letterman, pictured, in San Francisco. (Courtesy CBS)
Observers are predicting that the late Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. (Courtesy photo)

2017 Rock Hall of Fame nominees: Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Jane’s Addiction

Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Jane’s Addiction and Depeche Mode were among the…

Observers are predicting that the late Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. (Courtesy photo)