Peter Mayhew passed away… Spoiler ban lifts… Offset has a warrant… Kelly Clarkson undergoes surgery… and Sophie Turner & Joe Jonas still planning Paris wedding
He was supposed to be at Fan Expo in Dallas this weekend, but instead, Chewbacca fans will be paying tribute to Peter Mayhew. Peter played Chewy in five “Star Wars” movies, starting with the original in 1977. He put on that furry suit for the last time in 2015’s “The Force Awakens.” Peter peacefully at his home in North Texas on Tuesday. He was surrounded by family. Harrison Ford starred with Peter in four “Star Wars” movies. He released a statement saying, “We were partners in film and friends in life for over 30 years and I loved him. “ Mark Hamill tweeted, “He was the gentlest of giants-A big man with an even bigger heart who never failed to make me smile & a loyal friend who I loved dearly-I’m grateful for the memories we shared & I’m a better man for just having known him.” And George Lucas said, “He was the closest any human being could be to a Wookiee: big heart, gentle nature.and I learned to always let him win. He was a good friend and I’m saddened by his passing.”
Chewbacca lives on, but Peter Mayhew, the towering actor who inhabited the Wookiee suit in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died https://t.co/aRK1WpWoVF— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 3, 2019
If you haven’t seen “Avengers: Endgame” yet and you’re one of the lucky ones who hasn’t had it spoiled for you yet, you’d better catch it this weekend because come Monday, all bets are off. When asked about when it’s okay for people to start discussing publicly what they’ve seen, director Joe Russo told “Good Morning America” yesterday, “Give it two weekends. Not everybody can get there the first weekend, but I think if you haven’t seen it yet you should go out and see it because I think by Monday people are going to be talking about it.” Chris Evans took a little dig at Chris Pratt when he commented, “Does that mean I can start posting set videos on Monday?”
We told you the other day about how this young man named Junior Gibbons got excited when he saw Offset in a Target outside Atlanta, so he pulled out his cellphone to take a video of him as he walked by. There’s video of Offset knocking the phone out of Junior’s hand, which Junior said sent it crashing to the ground and smashed the screen. Junior decided to file a police report because he was hoping Offset would just pay for the phone. He didn’t want him to be arrested. But now police have issued a warrant for Offset’s arrest! They say they investigated and decided Offset’s actions were intentional, and because the phone costs $800, he’s going to be charged with a felony. Offset’s lawyers say their client is being exploited and they question why Junior went on social media first to tell this story and then waited 4 days to file a police report. They also say there’s no evidence to show Offset caused the damage to Junior’s phone.
Kelly Clarkson did a fabulous job hosting and performing on the Billboard Music Awards Wednesday night. You would’ve never known she was in tremendous pain! But the senior entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News tweeted yesterday, “Kelly Clarkson has been suffering from appendicitis all week & had her appendix removed this morning — yet last night she flawlessly hosted an award show and sang two songs without showing any sign of discomfort. How could you do anything BUT STAN?!?” Kelly saw it and responded, “Not gonna lie…. I may or may not have broken down in tears after the show from pain (grimacing emoji) BUT thanks 2 all the amazing people @ Cedars-Sinai I flew home directly after the event, nailed the surgery early this morning, & feeling awesome now! Bye bye appendix #TheShowMustGoOn”
Just as we suspected, a source told People that Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner had a quickie marriage in Vegas just to make it legal before their big wedding ceremony in Paris. According to the US Embassy & Consulates in France, “At least one of the parties to be married must have resided in France for at least forty days immediately preceding the marriage…In France a religious ceremony does not constitute a legal marriage.” So the legal part is done, and yes, they made it fun. But the big fancy wedding is happening in Paris this summer.