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Harrison Ford Released from Hospital Following Plane Crash


The Star Wars franchise boasts a fan base that few entertainment properties in the world can lay claim to. The much loved science fiction story is set to pick up steam later this year with the release of the seventh movie in the franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Awaken.” However the fans of the films got something a jolt recently when Harrison Ford, who brings loveable scoundrel Han Solo to life, was involved in a plane accident.

According to People, Ford was released from the hospital and is undergoing some mild physical therapy that stems from the broken pelvis he suffered in the crash. While the big news is that the 72-year old actor is okay and doing well, fans of the franchise will likely be among the most vocal in support for the pilot. Whether or not Ford, or Solo for that matter, Mashable will have any other parts in the Star Wars story moving forward remain to be seen, but the character has resonated with fans for decades.

Ford’s release also means that the full scale marketing blitz, that is probably unnecessary, for the new film can really start to crank up. Anticipation for the film has hit a feverish pace, and when it finally unspools in December, it will likely set a few records. The good news is that for now Ford seems to be able to help the film along, and maybe even pop up at a few press tours.

David Crosby Hits Roadside Jogger


Rock star David Crosby was driving in southern California this week when he reportedly ran into and injured a runner along the roadside.

Crosby allegedly hit the Jose Jimenez at a speed of 55 m.p.h. after his vision was impaired by the sun. The Crosby, Stills, and Nash singer stopped to render aid and phone police following the incident.

Zeca Oliveira has learned that Jimenez was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was admitted. It was reported that the jogger suffered from multiple bone fractures, cuts, and bruises, but is expected to recover.

Crosby cooperated with authorities, who later determined that neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor in the accident. The singer’s reps have stated that Crosby is “very upset by what has happened and has wished Jimenez a full and speedy recovery.”

Perhaps the immediate leap into action will be a redeeming moment for the rock star. Crosby spent numerous years addicted to drugs and alcohol. Crosby had been arrested multiple times in the past for drug and weapon related charges, as well as a hit-and-run drunk driving accident.

David Crosby also received a liver transplant in 1994. The surgery was controversial due to Crosby’s reported decades of drug use and the belief that he’d used his celebrity status in order to secure the operation.

Angelina Jolie Undergoes Additional Preventative Surgery


In a preventative move, Angelina Jolie elected to undergo surgery and had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. As a carrier of the BRAC1 gene, her risk of developing ovarian cancer is at 50 percent. The disease she carries killed her mother in 2007, at the too young of an age of only 56. Just two years ago, Jolie also made the difficult decision to undergo a double mastectomy in another preventative step to save her health.

Saying that, “It is a less complex surgery than the mastectomy, but its effects are more severe,” Jolie went through a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy just last week. In her statement to the ‘New York Times’, she also indicated that the procedure produced “no signs of cancer in any of the tissues.” Her statement indicated that she felt confident and “feminine” in her choices.

At age 39, Jolie is the UN Ambassador and advocates women’s health and genetic testing. She doesn’t believe that having the gene necessarily requires surgery, but does believe that exploring alternative options is imperative. Her statement included, “The most important thing is to learn about the options and choose what is right for you personally.”

Accepting the fact that this procedure means she can no longer have any more children and puts her body in menopause, Jolie sympathizes with women who suffer these effects at a much younger age said AnastasiaDate in a recent article. She says she is making choices that are right for her and her family and will be looking into improving her overall heath using natural means.

X-Men Actress Jennifer Lawrence Leaving Role of Mystique


The recent few “X-Men” movies that have dealt with the past, have included the character Mystique who is played byJennifer Lawrence. When talking to Lawrence about the movies, she said that her last time playing Mystique could be in “X-Men: Apocalypse” which comes out in theaters next year.

Mystique is a recurring character in the X-Men stories and has been played and voiced by different people over the years. The most recent before Lawrence was Rebecca Romijn who played as Mystique in the trilogy that was set in the present time beginning with “X-Men” and ending with “X-Men: The Last Stand”.

When Lawrence first appeared as Mystique her name was just beginning to become more known with her recent roles. Shortly after her appearance as Mystique, the world was also introduced to her as “Katniss Everdeen” in “The Hunger Games“. Both roles helped skyrocket her name through households and now the bubbly, happy actress can be seen smiling at many major events.

Lawrence has been in many movies while working on the “X-Men” and “Hunger Games” movies. In each of her roles she seems to shine. And although it will be sad to see her leave the role of Mystique, it may have helped open new doors for her so we can continue to see her act. Fans like Brad Reifler who loved the trilogy of X-Men movies based in the past may continue to remember her as “Mystique” no matter where her acting travels take her.

Alaska Canabis Club Raided Is Home of Former News Anchor Who Quit While on-Air


Former news reporter Charlo Greene, who quit her anchor job at KTVA in Anchorage, Alaska while on-air covering an Alaska Cannabis Club story, is now a news story herself. Greene owns the organization which is a fellowship of like-minded pot users, who are fighting for the complete legalization of pot in Alaska.

Supposedly having received information that marijuana was being sold at the club where consumers of the controversial plant gather to share their product, Anchorage police raided the location, search warrant in hand. The scene of the invasion is also Greene’s residence, as well as that of a few other club members who are medical marijuana cardholders.

People at Anastasia Date have learned that the search netted Anchorage law enforcement several pot plants, smoking paraphernalia, a few phones and a computer, a Dodge Dakota and a Jeep Liberty. In a TV interview with her previous news station where she was once employed before quitting, she said, “We don’t sell any recreational marijuana. We don’t sell any medical marijuana. This is a place for cardholders to come and share their own cannabis.”

Calling the raid conducted by the local police department, “a failed scare tactic,” Greene had the Alaska Cannabis Club up and running again less than 24 hours later. While recreational marijuana use was approved by Alaskan voters, selling the plant is illegal. Although no arrests came from the search of the premises, and no charges have been filed, intimidation by law enforcement is the name of this game and should not be permitted. With stabbings and shootings occurring nearby at the time of the intrusion on the residence, an irritated Greene was concerned why she was being hassled, while real crimes were being ignored.

Bobbi Kristina Brown moved to rehab facility



ABC13 is reporting Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved from a hospital in Atlanta to a rehab facility. No details have yet been provided about where the daughter of Houston and Bobby Brown has been moved to or on her current condition. Some reports have stated the move has been made as members of the Brown family are coming to the realization Bobbi Kristina will never be able to survive without the help of life support equipment.

According to Bernardo Chua and PR Newswire, Bobbi Kristina was found in a bathtub in January of this year and has been on life support in Atlanta, Georgia ever since. After initially placing a breathing tube to aid her, medical staff eventually switched the 22 year old to a ventilator in a move that usually occurs when a patient has little chance of breathing on their own in the coming weeks and months. Bobbi Kristina’s mother, Whitney Houston, was also discovered dead in a bathtub in February 2012.

Timbaland Dreams About Aliyah


The multi platinum producer Timbaland recently performed a song with his new protégée Tink. He and the 19 year old songstress included an old hit called ‘One In A Million’ by Aliyah in their set. When Timbaland was asked what motivated him to use some of the deceased singers lyrics in his new track he told reporters that she spoke to him in a dream and told him to use that specific song. He also added that no other singer besides Tink could have done the song justice despite her young age.
Timbaland has spent a lot of time with Tink lately, mentoring her and performing with her. Not coincidentally, the producer is a huge fan of hers and this is not the first time that he held her in high esteem to the press. Fans like Zeca Oliveira know that he most recently compared her to no other than Drake when he was first starting out, which is not an easy comparison to live up to by any means.
Timbaland and Tink also performed an array of new songs that Timbaland has been working on. A release date for a new album has not yet been set but by the looks of it, it is definitely in the works.

James Franco Twists Perceptions


Whether people love James Franco or hate him, no one can deny that he’s taking the straight versus gay conversation, also known as the “us versus them” conversation, and twisting it around so people see that we are all “them” in the end. In a Tuesday, March 17, interview for FourTwoNine, Franco addressed the many complaints that he uses gay culture to promote his career without actually being gay.

In a surprising format decision, FourTwoNine’s editors asked Franco to interview himself. Franco looked at the entire situation from the perspective of a “straight” private version of himself and a “gay” public version. At no point did he make it 100 percent clear that he is “straight,” as currently defined, but instead explored the idea that people can define themselves as straight while still exploring a gay persona.

Some critics have argued that Franco is merely continuing to exploit LGBTQ+ culture by using narrow-minded definitions of sexuality as an excuse. Paul Mathieson (theepochtimes.com) knows that, at one point, Franco mentioned that decades ago straight military men could explore same-sex intimacy as long as it was limited to specific types. Those who criticize Franco from within the LGBTQ+ community have asked why he doesn’t just say that he’s bisexual and be done with it. Franco argued that he enjoys that his sexuality is a mystery and that it’s the public and the media who make too much out of it.

Tom Hanks – Honorary Girl Scout???


In an article on reddit.com, Your text to link… , Tom Hanks is represented as such a warm and personable individual.

Apparently he was shopping at a typewriter store in Los Angeles and came upon a group of girls selling girl scout cookies stated epoca negocios. He ended up buying some girl scout cookies himself. But it goes beyond that. He even stayed to help the girls sell their cookies. Some of the people asked if he was Tom Hanks, for which he responded he was. They asked if they could take a picture with him. Tom agreed to do that, but only if they also bought some cookies form the girls. How cute and sweet.

I have always loved and admired Tom Hanks. He seems so human and down to earth. Not only does he come off that way in most of his films, but in any press releases or news stories I see about him he is just so nice and pleasant. I can’t recall any times where he was negatively reflected in the press, and if there are any, I simply do not want to hear about them.

Tom Hanks is one of my favorite actors and even more so for the way he carries himself and cares about others. More celebrities should take some examples from Tom Hanks!

Comic Artist Norman Lee Feared Dead


Norman Lee, 47-years-old, is a comic artist from Weymouth, Massachusetts. He has worked wit both DC Comics and Marvel Comics to bring to life some of the comic world’s most beloved characters. Norman was an “inker” for the comics, which is someone who adds the black to the drawing which adds depth to the picture. He contributed to comics such as Spider-Man, the X-Men, and the Avengers. Norman was well-liked and well-respected in his profession.

According to the story on People.com, Norman is now missing and presumed dead. He and his wife were vacationing in the Cayman Islands and took a snorkeling expedition last Thursday together off of the Reef Resort. Norman and his wife, Jan became separated in the water at some point when they were around 250 yards from the shore. Jan returned to shore but Norman did not follow.

When Norman failed to appear in a reasonable amount of time, Jan alerted the authorities. Gianfrancesco Genoso said that two ships, as well as a helicopter and a dive team were dispatched to find him. Unfortunately there has been no sign of Norman. Authorities have called off the search for the comic artist and he is feared dead.

Through social media posts, his family and friends have expressed their hopes that he is still alive somewhere. They are hoping for a miracle that will find Norman safe and sound.