Wishful Drinking airs Sunday at 9pm on HBO.
December 10th, 2010 by Dunc · 2 Comments
December 9th, 2010 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking is coming to HBO this Sunday! One more clip beneath the cut…
Sunday. 9pm. Tune in!
In the news: Carrie’s Hoth confession, Sandcrawlers in Singapore, and George speaks out for education
October 12th, 2010 by Dunc · 8 Comments
I doubt this was the kind of revelation that Lucasfilm was hoping would make waves in the wake of the new Making of book, but it’s been tough to miss Carrie Fisher’s disclosure down under that she did cocaine on the Hoth set of The Empire Strikes Back. “I didn’t even like coke that much,” she says. “It was just a case of getting on whatever train I needed to take to get high.” She goes on to talk about John Belushi and (of course) her show ‘Wishful Drinking,’ which she’ll be performing in several Australian cities through November.
UPDATE: Fisher blogs about the cocaine incident with her characteristic zing:
So, a long time ago, in a nostril far far away, I ventured outside the perimeters of the appropriate by inhaling a substance that would render me less than professional by abusing the privilege of playing the powerful space princess that I had been given.
And yes, she goes on to say, “I suggest you stay away from ingesting this anxious making powder.”
Wait, what’s that? Lucasfilm is building a new facility in Singapore that resembles a chromed Jawa sandcrawler. Pretty interesting, particularly given that the company seems to prefer a more vintage look when it comes to architecture (or maybe that only applies in California.)
The Maker… blogs? George Lucas has come down from on high to blog for The Huffington Post on the importance of education. Note: He probably wrote it on a yellow pad and had one of his many employees type it up, so don’t start holding your breath for his tweets.
Spreading the word. Ashley Eckstein talks Her Universe in an interview with McClatchy Newspapers.
September 24th, 2010 by Dunc · No Comments
Carrie Fisher’s father, a popular singer of the 50′s who is perhaps best known for leaving Debbie Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor, died yesterday after complications from hip surgery. Carrie tweeted:
My Puff Daddy passed away Wednesday night due to complications following his hip surgery. He was an extraordinary talent and a true mensch.
He was loved & will be missed by his 4 children as well as his 6 grandchildren. He was an extraordinary talent and a true mensch.
Our condolences go out to Carrie and her family.
March 25th, 2010 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Reed has nabbed the “original princess with an attitude” to appear at Celebration V. Currently she’s only on for autographs, but cross your fingers.
Fisher will also be at another Reed convention, C2E2, next month in Chicago.
February 11th, 2010 by Dunc · No Comments
Our favorite princess was on the Late Late Show Tuesday night. Warning: She’s in fine form, and this may be NSFW.
The fandom minute: The internet loves costume contests, slave Leia, and the concept of a Jabba sitcom
November 12th, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Rebelscum contest winners. The fansite announced the winners of their annual Halloween costume contest yesterday – this (Robot Chicken-inspired?) Ponda Baba by Michael took first place in the adult contest.
Sing it. Are you sick of seeing that old pic of Carrie Fisher and her ROTJ stunt double being treated as some sort of rare, leaked revelation? Yeah, me too.
According to Jabba? The King of Tatooine? io9′s Annalee Newitz mines Bonnie’s interview with the The Box director Richard Kelly for his idea of a Jabba the Hutt tv show. Scary thought: It’s not really out of the realm of possibility.
November 11th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
To all those who have served, furry and otherwise.
November 9th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Behind-the-scenes decor. The Wall Street Journal gets featurey with a story on Broadway dressing rooms – with a focus and pictures from Carrie Fisher’s.
What do AT-ATs and werewolves have in common? ILM alumni Phil Tippett’s Tippett Studios is responsible for New Moon’s werewolves.
October 23rd, 2009 by Paula · No Comments
She’s not a Jedi in real life, but Carrie Fisher is great at filling in people’s thoughts.