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Hamill remembers Fisher as ‘beloved space twin’
Mark Hamill says he’s still grieving over Carrie Fisher’s death, but sharing memories of his late friend and co-star with fans at Star Wars Celebration is “part of the process that I need to move on.”
Hamill led an hourlong tribute to Fisher on Friday evening in Orlando, Florida. He called Fisher “my beloved space twin” and said they were also great friends off-screen. He said they even shared a steamy make-out session once.
Hamill told stories of visiting with Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, in New York and attending incredible parties at their homes in Los Angeles.
He also introduced video clips of George Lucas and “The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson in which they share anecdotes about working with Fisher.
Ledger subject of documentary
Nine years after his death, Heath Ledger is the subject of a reverential new documentary.
Through intimate home videos and interviews with family and friends, “I Am Heath Ledger” celebrates the life of the Australian actor, who died in 2008 of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs at age 28.
The 90-minute movie opens in select theaters May 3 and airs on the Spike cable TV channel on May 17.
Campbell releasing final album
Grammy-winning guitarist and singer Glen Campbell is releasing his final studio album, recorded shortly after his Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis in 2011. Universal Music Enterprises said Friday that the album, “Adios,” will be released on June 9.