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‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ will add ‘more to the story’ about Rey’s parents, JJ Abrams says

‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ will add ‘more to the story’ about Rey’s parents, JJ Abrams says SALT LAKE CITY — “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” director JJ Abrams said there’s more to come on the story of Rey’s parents. Abrams teased in an ABC News interview that the new “Star Wars” film will […]

Robert Redford honors Glenn Close in Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ list

SALT LAKE CITY — Sundance founder Robert Redford honored actress Glenn Close in a post for Time’s “100 Most Influential People” list. In his Glenn Close post, Redford said he met Close on the set of “The Natural.” He wrote that “her character brought light into my character’s life after circumstances had surrounded him with […]

Tim Tebow honors ‘Fixer Upper’ couple Chip and Joanna Gaines on Time’s ‘100 Most Influential’ list

SALT LAKE CITY — Chip and Joanna Gaines made Time’s “100 Most Influential People” list, which was revealed on Wednesday. The “Fixer Upper” couple were named among 16 others in the “artists” category, which included big names such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (“Tooth Fairy”), Mahershala Ali (“Greenbook”), Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) and Brie […]

Salt Lake’s FanX isn’t just about celebrities — for indie artists, it’s an art gallery

SALT LAKE CITY — For independent artists at comic conventions like FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention, art is a passion and a purpose. But in order to make a name for oneself, well — “you’ve got to really hustle,” pop-surrealist artist Camilla d’Errico said. “Cons are interesting because there are a lot of companies there,” […]

‘He was so funny, that I literally fell down’: ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Full House’ star reflects on working with Robin Williams ahead of FanX visit

SALT LAKE CITY — Scott Weinger was a teenager when he met Robin Williams. Weinger was Aladdin to Williams’ Genie in the 1992 Disney animated film, and even then, as a high schooler, the young voice actor could sense Williams’ wild energy was one of a kind. In fact, for Weinger, it was dizzying. “I […]

New footage of ‘Star Wars’ Disney+ show ‘The Mandalorian’ leaks online

SALT LAKE CITY — Footage from the new “Star Wars” live-action series “The Mandalorian” aired at the Star Wars Celebration event last week. “The Mandalorian” footage showed the Mandalorian character (Pedro Pascal) and an older man (Werner Herzog) working together. The trailer showed Greef (Carl Weathers), who will be one of the Mandalorian’s allies. The […]

New ‘Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order’ video game will put a focus on lightsaber battles

SALT LAKE CITY — A new “Star Wars” video game is on the way, and it’ll bring some epic lightsaber battles right into your home. EA and Respawn announced over the weekend that the new game “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” will drop Nov. 15 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The title drops […]

Alanis Morissette announces pregnancy in Instagram photo

Alanis Morissette is pregnant with her third child. The Grammy-winning singer posted a black-and-white photo of herself Monday to her Instagram account, revealing her round belly while also singing with headphones covering her ears. Morissette captioned the photo with, “so much NEWness.” Her representative confirmed the pregnancy to The Associated Press. The 44-year-old Canadian singer […]

End of the Rainbow, Sasquatch replacement festival, ‘postponed indefinitely’

It was supposed to fill the Memorial Day weekend void left by Sasquatch! Music Festival’s cancellation. But two months before the three-day, don’t-call-it-a-festival festival was set to uphold the tradition of the holiday weekend music at the Gorge Amphitheatre, End of the Rainbow has reportedly been called off. In an email from Ticketmaster on Friday, […]

‘Shadows’ sucks comedy from the everyday lives of vampires

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Think your roommates are a pain? Try living in a house full of vampires. They’re up all night, every night. The leftovers they never bother to throw out are partly blood-sucked bodies. House meetings turn into flying bat-fights. And it all goes on for centuries. Such are the woes of the […]