‘Star Wars’ to take a break
Because of Harrison Ford’s on-set injury earlier this summer, “Star Wars: Episode VII” is taking a production break in August that should not affect the movie’s December 2015 release date.
“In August, the team will take a brief two-week hiatus while adjustments to the current production schedule are made as actor Harrison Ford recovers from a leg injury,” Lucasfilm and Disney announced. “Harrison is doing well and is looking forward to returning to the set soon.”
Ford, 71, broke his leg in June while filming near London.
Producers noted that shooting remains “on track” to wrap up this fall, with the release date of Dec. 18, 2015, remaining unchanged.
Presley jets cause uproar
Priscilla Presley is asking fans of her late ex-husband Elvis Presley to “please calm down” after a report that two jets once owned by the singer could be removed from Graceland.
Fans have posted critical comments on Facebook since the Associated Press reported last week that Elvis Presley Enterprises informed the owners of the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II to prepare to remove the planes after their agreement ends next April.
The planes were sold after Presley died Aug. 16, 1977, and were eventually purchased by OKC Partnership in Memphis. OKC Partnership and Graceland agreed to bring the two jets to Graceland in the mid-1980s.
Priscilla Presley posted two comments on her Facebook page. One asks fans to “please calm down, we’re in the midst of negotiations.”
Nash puts faith in the young
Graham Nash feels optimistic that young people will once again change America for the better. So while he’s frustrated by antiquated political ideals surrounding issues like global warming and marriage equality, he realizes that “those powers against progress” will naturally run their course.
“They will all die at one point, and the children will take over,” Nash said.
The 72-year-old member of Crosby, Stills and Nash cited that people under 25 don’t care if same sexes marry. He feels the next generation will create social change like youth did in the 1960s and ’70s. Nash spoke exclusively to the Associated Press on Monday after the Paley Center for Media hosted a discussion with the trio regarding its newly released remastered box set commemorating its 1974 tour with Neil Young.
White Castle honors Cooper
Shock rocker Alice Cooper loves White Castle sliders.
Cooper is such a fan of the little square hamburgers that he showed up at the company headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday to be inducted into the restaurant’s Craver Hall of Fame.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that the 66-year-old rock legend – whose real name is Vincent Furnier – told about 250 people gathered at the restaurant’s headquarters stories about his father sharing White Castle burgers with him when he was a kid.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was scheduled to open for Motley Crue on Tuesday night in Columbus.