Associated Press AP

Star Wars: George Lucas’ Plans For Leia In The Sequel Trilogy Sound Awesome

CinemaBlend participates in affiliate programs with various companies. We may earn a commission when you click on or make purchases via links.

The Star Wars is one of the most beloved film franchises of all time, as entire generations have been brought up on the galaxy far, far away. George Lucas changed the world of film forever with his original trilogy of movies, and the story was eventually expanded with six main installments, two standalone films, and shows on Disney+. While the filmmaker’s legacy is secured, he hasn’t been involved in the property since Lucasfilm was acquired by Disney. And now we know what his original plans for Leia would have been– and it sounds pretty epic.

A Bachelorette Fan Theory Suggests Tayshia’s Ex-Husband Comes on Her Season

Tayshia Adams’s season of The Bachelorette properly kicked off on Tuesday, November 10, and it’s already so much better than Clare Crawley’s. Sorry, I had to say it. No shade to Crawley—I’m happy she found love with contestant Dale Moss (albeit quickly). But because we knew that’s where her heart was, the stakes were incredibly love. With Adams, though, we don’t know who she’s feeling right now. She gave her First Impression rose to Spencer, but then had the cutest date with Brendan. Who will she choose in the end? It’s a true mystery!

Also a mystery: why Adams’s ex-husband, Josh Bourelle, seemingly makes a voice cameo in a promo for her Bachelorette season. ABC has not confirmed this, but a TikToker who goes by @bigmoodbayley pointed it out. 

In a now-viral post, @bigmoodbayley calls out how a man off camera in the Bachelorette promo says, “It’s only a matter of time before she realizes the truth.” The subtitles credit that voice to Bourelle, a.k.a Adams’s ex. What is happening?! 

Watch the promo for yourself, below: 

And the TikToker’s theory video here: 

Is this a glitch or a tease of what’s to come? Does Bourelle somehow play a hand in Adams’s season of The Bachelorette? I was already intrigued before, but now I’m dying to know what happens. 

Tayshia Adams and Josh Bourelle were married for less than two years and split in late 2017. “I felt a lot of pressure to make sure that my marriage worked,” Adams told Bach alum Dean Unglert about her marriage on his Help! I Suck at Dating podcast in 2019, per Us Weekly. “So at the same time I made sure to do everything I needed to do in order to know that I did everything I could at the end of the day. It definitely was scary to tell my parents it’s just not working out. Before my divorce, I really wasn’t open with my parents about every single thing that was going on in my relationship-slash-me in general. But because of my divorce, I opened up a lot more and they are now my closest friends in a way.”

Freaky Star Vince Vaughn Reveals The ‘Magic Trick’ That Will Help Audiences Buy The Body Swap

The trick, as far as it is one, seems to be the idea of using simple concepts, emotional and vulnerable moments that we all feel from time to time, and to ground the story there. This gives people a place of understanding to hold on to when the rest of the movie, involving body swapping and serial killers, might take the story to places people don’t understand. The trick itself isn’t necessarily anything most filmmakers don’t understand. However, knowing what to do, and actually making it all work are two very different things. Christopher Landon appears to have a very solid grasp on how to make it work.

How Much Of Fantastic Beasts 3 Johnny Depp Actually Filmed Before Exiting With His Salary

In fact, a new report indicates that Johnny Depp had only filmed one scene prior to his exit. Those in the know may understand why, as THR revealed the reason Warner Bros. has to pay Depp his full due after leaving Fantastic Beasts 3 is due to a classic “Pay or Play” contract saying the studio must. Just as the name implies, should a star be committed to a project with this famous clause in play, whether the film happens or they get fired, they still get paid. So with one scene in the can, Johnny Depp will have gotten an entire paycheck out of the deal.

CMA Awards Question: Why Was Nobody Six Feet Apart or Wearing Real Masks?

The CMA Awards 2020 went down on Wednesday, November 11 and it was, in many ways, your standards awards show. Which presents a problem, seeing as though we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic

While pre-show reports suggested the CMA Awards would follow social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines, the actual ceremony painted a different story. Some of the artists in attendance were photographed wearing masks, but a shocking number of them weren’t. Many were seen holding these mask-like contraptions that weren’t fastened to your face. You had to hold them the entire time, which seems cumbersome and ineffective.

Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert 

John Shearer/Getty Images

Carrie Underwood and Lauren Alaina 

John Shearer/Getty Images

Other snaps show country’s biggest stars clinking glasses seated at tables that don’t seem that far apart. Again, there’s nary a mask in sight. 

(L-R) Katherine Blasingame, Eric Church, Jon Pardi, Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking 

Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

It’s standard protocol in our new normal to wear a mask when standing up in indoor spaces. However, I’m not sure celebs who went to the CMA Awards know that: 

 Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking

Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

Six feet apart? They don’t know her. 

(L-R) Caylee Hammack, Miranda Lambert and Lauren Alaina 

Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

Fans called out the CMA Awards 2020 on Twitter for these oversights. “Am I the only person on here who is wondering why NOBODY in the audience socially distant of course are wearing masks at the CMA awards?!?!!” one person tweeted. 

“Why are the CMA awards filled with a bunch a people with NO MASKS??? It’s a global pandemic people!” added another. 

“CMA awards are totally ignoring COVID practices. No mask no social distancing. So irresponsible!!!” wrote a third. 

The CMA Awards has not responded directly to criticisms of its social distancing practices. As a friendly reminder, though: Remember to keep your mask on in crowded spaces, remain six feet apart from people when possible, and avoid large indoor gatherings as much as you can. In other words, don’t do what many of the folks at the CMA Awards just did. Insert side-eye emoji. 

Scream 5’s David Arquette Admits He’s Having A ‘Hard Time’ Without Wes Craven

While Scream 5‘s contents will remain a complete mystery for the foreseeable future, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett have assembled a strong cast to make the highly anticipated movie into a reality. In addition to the trio of original stars, actress Marley Shelton will be reprising her role as Judy Hicks from Scream 4. There’s also a stellar cast of young cast filling out the cast, including The Boys‘ Jack Quaid, Jenna Ortega (You, The Babysitter 2), 13 Reasons Why star Dylan Minnette, Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers), and Melissa Barrera (Vida, In the Heights).

7 Great Rosario Dawson Movie And TV Appearances You May Have Forgotten About

Of course, there is more to the 41-year-old New Yorker than donning capes to fight crime, space battles, or tending to the wounds of superheroes. Rosario Dawson was the head Old Town girl, Gail, in both Sin City movies, a skilled stunt driver who bested Kurt Russell in Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse segment Death Proof, a drug-addict exotic dancer in the film adaptation of Tony winner Rent, and proved she has what it takes to survive in a world ruled by the dead for more than a decade in Zombieland: Double Tap.

However, for every Rosario Dawson role you remember and praise her for, there is one that could have slipped your mind, failed hit your radar, or you just never got around to seeing it. Well, allow us to remind you of what you have been missing out on (or help beef up your to-watch list) with just seven of the actress’ greatest hits that deserve more attention, starting at the very beginning of her career.

A Complete History of Michelle and Barack Obama’s Relationship

Barack and Michelle Obama spent eight years in the White House, modeling a loving, happy relationship for the country and world. But their love story goes back way further than that, to their days at a Chicago law firm that eventually led to a first date, a family, and a partnership admired by millions. 

Let’s take a trip back in time and reminisce about one of the all-time great love stories with some of the couple’s most important moments. 

1989

Michelle Robinson is a 25-year-old attorney at the Chicago firm of Sidley Austin when she is tasked with showing the new guy, Barack Obama, around. “Because I went to Harvard and he went to Harvard, and the firm thought, Oh, we’ll hook these two people up,” she told ABC News. “So, you know, there was a little intrigue, but I must say after about a month, Barack, about a month in, asked me out, and I thought, No way. This is completely tacky.”

“Not once, though, did I think about him as someone I’d want to date,” she wrote in her memoir, Becoming. “For one thing, I was his mentor at the firm. I’d also recently sworn off dating altogether, too consumed with work to put any effort into it.” 

Eventually they do go on that date, which involves ice cream, a long walk, and a movie. In fact, a fictionalized version of the day was even turned into a movie: Southside With You

“We clicked right away…by the end of the date, it was over…I was sold,” Michelle said. Meanwhile, Barack told O, “I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate.” 

1991

After two years of dating, Barack and Michelle get engaged on July 31, 1991. 

Michelle wrote about that night in Becoming: 

Here’s What You Didn’t See on Tayshia’s First Bachelorette Episode

We don’t have our finale date announced yet. What I can say is that we did announce Matt James’ premiere date, which is January 4. Tayshia’s season will end before that, but you’ll definitely feel Tayshia did not get shorted. You’ll see what feels like an entire season with Tayshia, but it will end before Matt’s season starts.

So January 3rd? 

It will end in 2020, I can tell you that.

What about After the Final Rose and Men Tell All tapings? Typically those are filmed with an audience, so how will those look? 

The Tell All, which is never live, won’t have an audience like normal. But I think everybody felt like these guys are too good not to give them a Tell All and see what they’ve been up to. With After the Final Rose, it’s a still a little bit more up in the air. We’re still working on that.

Matt James’s season is currently filming, so how is that going? And will Tyler Cameron be a part of it in some way? 

Filming is going great. Matt is an absolutely fantastic Bachelor. He’s a little bit of a different Bachelor because he doesn’t come from a prior season, which is nice to see. He’s everything you want in a Bachelor, which is a guy who is looking to find somebody he can be with and settle down with and be in love with. You might see a little bit of Tyler, but this is really Matt’s journey.

What about Matt’s mom?

Yeah, I think everybody wants to see the family. We’re cognizant of that. It’s great that we’re able to get people tested and quarantined pretty easily now, so we will take that under advisement. Everybody loves Matt’s family.

Finally, let’s talk about Bachelor in Paradise. Could it start up earlier in the new year instead of the summer? It feels like the perfect show to do since you’re all in one location.

We have every intention of figuring out how to do Bachelor in Paradise. We have a little bit of time because we need to see where the world is, but if you think about it, we have Peter’s cast, we have Tayshia’s cast, we will have Matt James’s cast, and then whoever the next Bachelorette is. That is four really great groups of men and women to stock the pond with, so of course you’re going to have a great season of Bachelor in Paradise. We’re committed to figuring out how we can make that work.

Would you consider switching The Bachelorette from the spring and putting Paradise in its spot, with The Bachelorette in the summer? 

You never say never. What helps getting the Bachelorette done earlier is that if a Bachelor is going to come from there, you can get him announced and cast women for him earlier. There are a lot of great guys in Clare and Tayshia’s season that I think could be potential Bachelors. But had we done that, and taken the Bachelor from this season, the girls we cast would not have known who he was as opposed to now—they all know who Matt is. That’s something to think about, but I know people want Paradise as soon as possible. We will absolutely take it under advisement.

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Twitter at @JRadloff and on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14.

Barack Obama Is Opening Up About the Toll the Presidency Took on His Marriage to Michelle

Barack Obama‘s highly-anticipated memoir, A Promised Land —the first volume, at least—doesn’t officially come out until November 17. But we’re already getting some clues to what the 44th President of the United States will be talking about thanks to a new excerpt obtained by CNN

Of course, his wife, Michelle, is a major figure, and in the excerpt Obama opens up about how the presidency affected his marriage. 

“And yet, despite Michelle’s success and popularity, I continued to sense an undercurrent of tension in her, subtle but constant, like the faint thrum of a hidden machine,” he writes. “It was as if, confined as we were within the walls of the White House, all her previous sources of frustration became more concentrated, more vivid, whether it was my round the clock absorption with work, or the way politics exposed our family to scrutiny and attacks, or the tendency of even friends and family members to treat her role as secondary in importance.”

“Lying next to Michelle in the dark, I’d think about those days when everything between us felt lighter, when her smile was more constant and our love less encumbered, and my heart would suddenly tighten at the thought that those days might not return,” he continued

Both Obamas are quite open about their affection for each other, so it’s also great to see how they’ve worked through these tougher times. “Every day with @MichelleObama makes me a better husband, a better father, and a better human,” he wrote on Instagram for their anniversary last month. 

CNN’s excerpts also include Barack Obama speaking about his former VP and current president-elect Joe Biden. “I liked the fact that Joe would be more than ready to serve as president if something happened to me—and that it might reassure those who still worried I was too young,” he writes. “What mattered most, though, was what my gut told me—that Joe was decent, honest, and loyal. I believed that he cared about ordinary people, and that when things got tough, I could trust him. I wouldn’t be disappointed.”

A Promised Land will be released on November 17.