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Harrison Ford Injured on “Star Wars” Set, Taken to Hospital

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Actor Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury on the set of Star Wars on Thursday — serious enough that he was sent to the hospital.

“Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII,” a statement from Disney reads. “He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care.”

The statement adds, “Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.”

The Hollywood Reporter said that Ford was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon, his character’s ship from the original movies.

Ford and others from the original series like Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill were announced to be coming back for Episode VII.

“We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII,” director J.J. Abrams said. “It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

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Grumpy Cat Will Star in Lifetime Christmas Movie

Lifetime(LOS ANGELES) — Here’s some news for fans of the Grumpy Cat. The viral star will headline a holiday movie for Lifetime later this year.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lifetime is attached to Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. It will revolve around a feline in a pet store that’s constantly overlooked, as well as a 12-year-old girl who can communicate with it.

The project, which will be shot this summer and will feature appearances by other Internet stars, is being described as a mix of Home Alone and Die Hard.

Lifetime exec Arturo Interian tells The Hollywood Reporter the movie will bring “fun and irreverence that we haven’t had at Lifetime.”

Grumpy Cat is familiar with cameras. Earlier this year, it appeared on the MTV Movie Awards and American Idol.

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Oscar Nominee Ruby Dee Dead at 91

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images(NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.) — Grammy and Emmy-winning actress, writer and activist Ruby Dee has died. She was 91. Her family said in a statement that she passed away just before midnight on Wednesday of natural causes, at her home in New Rochelle, NY. A private service will be held for family and friends, with a public memorial planned for a later date.

The widow of fellow actor Ossie Davis, who died in 2005, Dee appeared in films like The Jackie Robinson Story, A Raisin in the Sun, Do the Right Thing, and Jungle Fever. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 2007 movie American Gangster. At the time, she was 83, making her the second-oldest nominee ever in that category, behind Titanic star Gloria Stuart. Dee won a SAG award for the same role.

In addition, Dee appeared in episodes of numerous TV series over the years, from Police Woman, to The Golden Girls to China Beach. She was also a cast member of the soap operas Peyton Place and The Guiding Light. She won an Emmy for her role in the 1990 TV movie, Decoration Day.

Dee’s accolades also included an Obie and a Drama Desk Award, for her theatre work, while her Grammy came for her spoken word album with Davis, With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together. She and Davis also were awarded the National Medal of Arts, and were the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004.

A well-known civil right activist, Dee was a member of the Congress of Racial Equality, the NAACP and other organizations. She and Davis both were personal friends of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. In 2005, she and Davis received the Lifetime Achievement Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN.

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Netflix Orders New Episodes of “The Magic School Bus”

Netflix/Scholastic(NEW YORK) — Netflix on Wednesday announced that it would debut all-new episodes of The Magic School Bus.

According to a report in The New York Times, the online streaming platform plans to begin airing half-hour episodes of the beloved series in 2016.

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told the Times that the animated adventure “teaches science in a way that transcends generations.”

The new incarnation has been rechristened The Magic School Bus 360°.

The show was first broadcast on PBS in 1994.

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“Bridesmaids” Writers Team Up for New Script

Theo Wargo/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Bridesmaids fans hoping for a sequel will have to settle for the next best thing: The film’s screenwriters, Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, are teaming up for what could be another blockbuster movie.

According to The New York Times, the pair will write, produce and star in another comedy, with Wiig, the SNL veteran, making her directorial debut.

The plot is described as “best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depths, which were, perhaps, not too deep to begin with.”

“We’re very excited to be writing,” the two women said in a statement to the Times. “We will be going into a cave for months to finish. An actual cave. We found one that’s nice and big. We’re putting a couch in there.”

Added Wiig, “I’ve been wanting to direct for some time now. This seems like the perfect first project.”

The still-untitled film follows Wiig-Mumolo’s highly successful Bridesmaids, the 2011 hit that earned them an Oscar nomination for their very first movie script, took in close to $288 million at the box office and launched a string of female-driven comedies such as The Heat and Pitch Perfect.

Though Wiig quickly made it clear that she wasn’t interested in writing a Bridesmaids sequel, she and Mumolo waited to write another screenplay.

“We wanted it to be the right time and the right idea, and both of those elements have come together,” they told the Times in an email.

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See Kim Kardashian West’s Wedding Photo with Kanye and Baby North

Steve Mack/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — It’s been almost three weeks since Kim Kardashian West tied the knot, but the reality star may have waited to post the cutest photo from her big day.

On Wednesday, Kardashian West, 33, posted a picture of her, Kanye West and baby North captioned, “My Everything.”

It has her in her stunning white Givenchy wedding dress, Kanye in his tux and baby North in a cute little white number.

Sister Khloe Kardashian also shared a sweet pic from the wedding of Kanye addressing the Kardashian women, including Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Kris, Khloe and Kourtney.

She captioned the pic, “Family” with a heart.

The couple were married on May 24 in Italy at the Belvedere Fort.

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Martha Stewart Still Looking for Love

VIRGINIA SHERWOOD/ABC(NEW YORK) — For someone famous for her handcrafted gifts and DIY home decorating projects, Martha Stewart apparently can use a hand in the love department.

The domestic diva tells Haute Living’s July issue, “I’m looking for a partner…Love will have something to do with it I’m sure,” confessing, “I’d love to have a more regular male companion.”

Stewart famously joined Match.com last year, and although the site apparently led to some dates, those didn’t pan out.

Lest one think Stewart can’t find a partner to help ruffle up the thousand-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, she maintains she’s looking for more. “[T]here are plenty of people who I could date that would be inappropriate,” she tells the magazine. “Married men, for example.”

Stewart, a former model, was married once to publisher Andrew Stewart from 1961 to 1987, before she became a household name and a one-woman-industry.

While she looks for that special someone, she seems content spoiling her 3-year-old granddaughter, Jude, and her 2-year-old grandson, Truman.

“They are very smart,” Stewart beams. “They have learned how to collect the eggs from the chickens. They have learned how to pull carrots from the ground. They have learned how to roll out piecrusts…Kids are much more able to do things than a lot of people think.”

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Source Says Paltrow and Martin Still Living Together

Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Entertainment Industry Foundation(LOS ANGELES) — Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin may have announced a marital separation, but a source tells E! Online the Iron Man actress and Coldplay frontman are still living together.

According to the source, “Chris hasn’t moved out of their Brentwood [California] house yet,” adding, “They are both still living there and spending weekends together at their new house in Malibu.”

The source goes on to say, “They both do a lot of business travel, and so there are times when one of them will have the house to themselves. But if they are both in town, they both stay there.”

According to the source, the reason is their kids, eight-year-old Moses, and Apple, who’ll turn 10 on Saturday. “They’ve tried to keep things as stable and consistent as possible for their kids,” says the insider.

The source adds, “They spend a lot of time together as a family and haven’t changed things since they announced they were splitting up. Other than taking off their wedding bands, they seem closer than ever.”

Paltrow announced back in March that they were “consciously uncoupling” after 10 years of marriage.

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Anna Kendrick Claims She Hasn’t Been Hit On in Five Years

Rick Rowell/ABC(NEW YORK) — Most people would agree that Anna Kendrick is one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelorettes. The actress, who last year broke up with director Edgar Wright, claims, however, that she hasn’t been hit on since she starred in the 2009 film Up in the Air.

“Honest to God!” she told Elle magazine.

But Kendrick, 28, who has long been self-deprecating about her good looks, added that she’s grateful to be who she is. Calling herself an “ultra-late bloomer,” she joked that she “would have been thrilled if guys were interested in me because of my boobs!”

“I’ve never felt like I’ve exactly traded on my looks,” the Pitch Perfect star said. “I’m lucky that I’ve never had a crisis about whether the only reason I’m successful is because I’m crazy hot. It’s not something that crosses my mind.”

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“NCIS” Wins Award for World’s Highest-Rated TV Drama

Kevin Lynch/CBS(MONACO) — NCIS isn’t just the most popular drama in the U.S. — it’s the most popular drama in the world.

The CBS series on Wednesday was honored with the International Television Audience Award for a drama at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in Monaco. The award is handed out to the drama series with the highest ratings worldwide.

NCIS enjoyed a global audience of 57.6 million viewers.

The show’s lead star, Mark Harmon, and executive producer Gary Glasberg said in a statement, “As NCIS enters its 12th season, we couldn’t be happier to learn we’re now the #1 drama in the world. It’s no secret that determination and teamwork have allowed our cast and crew to continue to deliver a show we’re truly proud of. We also know we wouldn’t be here without the support and loyalty of the best fans in television. Thanks to our worldwide audience for helping us start the new season off right.”

ABC’s Modern Family won the International Television Audience Award in the comedy category.

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