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ABC News: EntertainmentABC News: EntertainmentHundreds Attend Light Saber Walk to Honor Carrie FisherFergie Gears Up for Her 11th Year on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'It Was Debbie Reynolds' 'Destiny' to Be With Carrie Fisher, Son Says

http://ftr.fivefilters.org/makefulltextfeed.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds.abcnews.com%2Fabcnews%2Fentertainmentheadlines&max=5 http://ftr.fivefilters.org/makefulltextfeed.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds.abcnews.com%2Fabcnews%2Fentertainmentheadlines&max=5 http://a.abcnews.com/images/site/abcnews_google_rss_logo.png http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/hundreds-turn-light-saber-walk-arizona-honor-carrie/story?id=44486263 http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/hundreds-turn-light-saber-walk-arizona-honor-carrie/story?id=44486263 <p itemprop=”articleBody”>The city of Tempe, Arizona, was illuminated with light sabers Friday night as hundreds of “<a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/movies/star-wars.htm” id=”ramplink_Star Wars_” target=”_blank”>Star Wars</a>” fans honored actress <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/actresses/carrie-fisher.htm” id=”ramplink_Carrie Fisher_” target=”_blank”>Carrie Fisher</a>, who died earlier this week.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Many of the people who attended the memorial light saber walk at Tempe Town Lake dressed up as storm troopers, Jedis and Princess Leias.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”/><p itemprop=”articleBody”/><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Fisher, who found lasting fame for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” series, died Tuesday, days after she went into cardiac arrest while on an airplane. She was 60.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Joanne Johnson, who took part in the walk, wore a Princess Leia costume complete with the character’s iconic hair buns. Johnson said she’s been a big fan of Fisher and the “Star Wars” movies since she was a child.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>”It’s a tragedy we lost such a great actress,” Johnson told <a href=”http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/tempe/memorial-lightsaber-walk-being-held-for-carrie-fisher-in-tempe-friday” target=”_blank”>ABC affiliate KNXV-TV</a> in Phoenix.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”/><p itemprop=”articleBody”/><p itemprop=”articleBody”/><p itemprop=”articleBody”/><p itemprop=”articleBody”>The walk in Tempe was one of many “Star Wars”-themed memorial events happening across the country since Fisher’s death. Thousands of people, many in costumes or carrying light sabers, turned out in New Orleans on Friday night to honor the actress. Meanwhile, “Star Wars” fans gathered for light saber vigils in downtown Tulsa and at Seattle Center.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Fisher’s mother, actress <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/actresses/debbie-reynolds.htm” id=”ramplink_Debbie Reynolds_” target=”_blank”>Debbie Reynolds</a>, died a day later following a stroke at the age of 84. A joint funeral will be held for Fisher and Reynolds, though there is currently no date or confirmed location, Reynolds’ son Todd Fisher confirmed to ABC News.</p><p><em>This article passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.</em><br />Recommended article: <a href=”https://theintercept.com/2016/12/29/the-guardians-summary-of-julian-assanges-interview-went-viral-and-was-completely-false/”>The Guardian’s Summary of Julian Assange’s Interview Went Viral and Was Completely False</a>.</p> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 22:16:59 +0000 Hundreds Attend Light Saber Walk to Honor Carrie Fisher The city of Tempe, Arizona, was illuminated with light sabers Friday night as hundreds of “Star Wars” fans honored actress Carrie Fisher, who died earlier this week. http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/hundreds-turn-light-saber-walk-arizona-honor-carrie/story?id=44486263 http://a.abcnews.com/images/Entertainment/HT-star-wars-memorial-light-saber-walk-2-jt-161231_16x9_992.jpg article en text/html http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/hundreds-turn-light-saber-walk-arizona-honor-carrie/story?id=44486263 Entertainment http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/fergie-gears-11th-year-years-rockin-eve/story?id=44469141 http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/fergie-gears-11th-year-years-rockin-eve/story?id=44469141 <p itemprop=”articleBody”><a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/music/fergie.htm” id=”ramplink_Fergie_” target=”_blank”>Fergie</a> will be hosting the Hollywood party piece of <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/tv/dick-clark.htm” id=”ramplink_Dick Clark_” target=”_blank”>Dick Clark</a>’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” for the 11th year at Saturday’s celebration.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>The <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/music/black-eyed-peas.htm” id=”ramplink_Black Eyed Peas_” target=”_blank”>Black Eyed Peas</a> singer told ABC News that it’s great “to be part of this tradition,” especially because she goes so far back with some of the people involved.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>”A lot of the camera guys, I worked with on the show ‘Kids Incorporated’ when I was a little girl,” Fergie said.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>”[They] really … go out of their way to make it such a great show and such quality,” she said of ABC’s New Year’s Eve special that airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”/><p itemprop=”articleBody”/><p itemprop=”articleBody”/><p itemprop=”articleBody”/><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Fergie, 41, is performing two songs this year: “MILF Money” and “Life Goes On,” from her upcoming album “Double Dutchess.”</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>”They’re totally different, which reflects [the] album,” she said of the music. “It’s definitely all over the map.”</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Of this year’s Hollywood lineup, Fergie is most excited about seeing Mike Posner, Lukas Graham and her friend John Legend. In fact, she’s friendly with Legend’s whole family.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>”Chrissy Teigen, his wife, and his daughter Luna were in my video,” Fergie said with a laugh. “Luna made her video debut three weeks after she was born!”</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>The Hollywood lineup also includes Alessia Cara, <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/actresses/hailee-steinfeld.htm” id=”ramplink_Hailee Steinfeld_” target=”_blank”>Hailee Steinfeld</a>, Fifth Harmony, <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/music/flo-rida.htm” id=”ramplink_Flo Rida_” target=”_blank”>Flo Rida</a>, Niall Horan, Shawn Mendes and more. From other locations, you’ll see Jason Derulo, Panic! At the Disco, <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/music/demi-lovato.htm” id=”ramplink_Demi Lovato_” target=”_blank”>Demi Lovato</a> and <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/music/lionel-richie.htm” id=”ramplink_Lionel Richie_” target=”_blank”>Lionel Richie</a>.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”><a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/music/mariah-carey.htm” id=”ramplink_Mariah Carey_” target=”_blank”>Mariah Carey</a>, <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/music/gloria-estefan.htm” id=”ramplink_Gloria Estefan_” target=”_blank”>Gloria Estefan</a> and DNCE perform live in New York’s Times Square.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>DNCE frontman <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/actors/joe-jonas.htm” id=”ramplink_Joe Jonas_” target=”_blank”>Joe Jonas</a> told ABC News that they love playing New Year’s Eve … and every other day of the year.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>”We play on our birthdays, we play on Christmas,” he laughed. “Sometimes we have to have people around us be like, ‘Guys, it’s OK to have a day off!'”</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Jonas added, “We just really have fun with it and … it does feel good to celebrate with your fans as well.”</p><p><em>This article passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.</em><br />Recommended article: <a href=”https://theintercept.com/2016/12/29/the-guardians-summary-of-julian-assanges-interview-went-viral-and-was-completely-false/”>The Guardian’s Summary of Julian Assange’s Interview Went Viral and Was Completely False</a>.</p> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 10:40:19 +0000 Fergie Gears Up for Her 11th Year on ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ Fergie will be hosting the Hollywood party piece of Dick Clark’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” for the 11th year at Saturday’s celebration. The Black Eyed Peas singer told ABC News that it’s great “to be part of this tradition,” especially because she goes so far back with some of… http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/fergie-gears-11th-year-years-rockin-eve/story?id=44469141 http://a.abcnews.com/images/Entertainment/GTY-fergie-01-as-161230_16x9_992.jpg article en text/html http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/fergie-gears-11th-year-years-rockin-eve/story?id=44469141 Entertainment http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/debbie-reynolds-destiny-carrie-fisher-todd-fisher/story?id=44473982 http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/debbie-reynolds-destiny-carrie-fisher-todd-fisher/story?id=44473982 <p itemprop=”articleBody”>Todd Fisher, who lost both his sister <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/actresses/carrie-fisher.htm” id=”ramplink_Carrie Fisher_” target=”_blank”>Carrie Fisher</a> and their mother <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/actresses/debbie-reynolds.htm” id=”ramplink_Debbie Reynolds_” target=”_blank”>Debbie Reynolds</a> within 24 hours of each other, said he’s comforted knowing they are together because, he said, “my mother wouldn’t have it any other way.”</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>“From the family’s perspective, this is Debbie’s destiny,” Todd Fisher told ABC News’ “20/20.” “She didn’t want to leave Carrie and did not want to her to be alone.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>“She didn’t die of a broken heart,” he added. “She just left to be with Carrie…Carrie was a force of nature in her own right, you know, it took another force of nature to bridle and work with that and she was great with her.”</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”><strong>Watch the full story on ABC News’ “20/20″ TONIGHT at 10 p.m. ET</strong></p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>The “<a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/movies/star-wars.htm” id=”ramplink_Star Wars_” target=”_blank”>Star Wars</a>” actress died on Tuesday at age 60, days after she went into <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/lifestyle/health/heart-health.htm” id=”ramplink_cardiac arrest_” target=”_blank”>cardiac arrest</a> while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Then on Wednesday, Reynolds died following a stroke. She was 84.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”/><p itemprop=”articleBody”/><p itemprop=”articleBody”>“It wasn’t that [Reynolds] was sitting around inconsolable, not at all,” Todd Fisher said. “She simply said that she didn’t get to see Carrie come back from London, she expressed how much she loved my sister.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>“She then said she really wanted to be with Carrie,” he continued. “In those precise words, and within 15 minutes from that conversation she faded out and within 30 minutes, she technically was gone.”</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Todd Fisher, who was sitting with his mother when she died, said it seemed like Reynolds just closed her eyes and went to sleep.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>“We’re broken-hearted, those of us that are left behind,” he said. “We also are happy that they’re together. It’s horrible, it’s beautiful, it’s magical they are together, it’s beyond words, it’s beyond understanding.”</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Carrie Fisher and her mother had a strained relationship at times, but they had become extra close in recent years. Todd Fisher said the relationship his mother and sister had was a “magical” love story with “many ups and downs, but not at the heart level.”</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>The biggest tribute to his sister and mother’s relationship, Todd Fisher said, is the upcoming <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/tv/tv-show.htm” id=”ramplink_HBO_” target=”_blank”>HBO</a> documentary “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds,” which follows their everyday lives living next door to each other in California. HBO announced today that the doc will debut on Jan. 7.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Todd Fisher said his mother got to see “Bright Lights” before she died and said it made her realize how much she loved her children.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>“She at her core felt that [her children were] her greatest production or her greatest accomplishment, she made no bones about it,” he said. “And she did the ultimate balancing act in life where she was able to be a mother and have that career.”</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Reynolds was a legendary Hollywood actress with a decades-long career in film, on television and on Broadway. Two of her most iconic roles were as Kathy Shelden in the 1952 film, “Singin’ in the Rain,” — she was just 19 years old at the time with little dance experience – and the lead in the 1964 musical “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” which brought Reynolds her only Academy Award nomination.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”/><p itemprop=”articleBody”/><p itemprop=”articleBody”>“Her favorite role was Molly Brown,” Todd Fisher said. “I’m not sure that even Molly Brown was Molly Brown compared to my mother. … She was the eternal optimist.”</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Much like her mother, Carrie Fisher also started off in show business at a young age. She found lasting fame as Princess Leia in “Star Wars” — a role she was cast in at age 19. Over the years, Carrie Fisher was open about her longtime struggle with drug addiction and <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/lifestyle/health/bipolar-disorder.htm” id=”ramplink_bipolar disorder_” target=”_blank”>bipolar disorder</a>. Later in life, she also became an accomplished writer, known for her candidness.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Todd Fisher said no one was more proud of Carrie Fisher’s career than their mother.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>“The fact that Carrie could overcome these incredible obstacles, bipolar disorder and all the things that come with that, and it’s no simple matter,” he said. “She was a powerful woman and people like that about her. But she was also the most vulnerable little girl I know.”</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Both women also dealt with personal love and loss. Todd and Carrie Fisher were both born to Reynolds and her then-husband <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/music/eddie-fisher.htm” id=”ramplink_Eddie Fisher_” target=”_blank”>Eddie Fisher</a>, who divorced Reynolds in 1959 to be with <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/actresses/elizabeth-taylor.htm” id=”ramplink_Elizabeth Taylor_” target=”_blank”>Elizabeth Taylor</a> — an affair that set off an enormous public scandal. Reynolds would go on to marry twice more, and both marriages ended in divorce.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Carrie Fisher married singer-songwriter <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/music/paul-simon.htm” id=”ramplink_Paul Simon_” target=”_blank”>Paul Simon</a>, but the marriage ended after less than a year. Todd Fisher said Simon’s songs, “Hearts and Bones” and “Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes,” were inspired by his sister.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Todd Fisher said his mother adored her fans and went to great lengths to meet with them. Similarly, he said his sister would do the same, crisscrossing the country to meet with fans at Comic-Con and other events.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>“Carrie and my mom are not the same,” Todd Fisher said. “[But] there was a side of Carrie that knew that she needed to do what Debbie did. We were brought up that way.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>“[Carrie] see these waves of people who love her and they say things like she’s my idol. That’s a big responsibility,” he added. “Debbie’s had millions of people like that and Carrie’s had millions of people like that.”</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Todd Fisher said he’s planning a joint funeral for his mother and sister together with his niece, Carrie Fisher’s 24-year-old daughter, Billie Lourd. He said they will be buried next to each other and “among friends,” including famed pianist Liberace and actress Bette Davis, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>While the family was choosing where they would be buried, Todd Fisher said hummingbirds appeared at one particular spot and he said he knew that was the place for them.</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>“My mother loves hummingbirds, and had hummingbirds in her yard,” he said. “We were going all over the place, and we got to this one place to look at this one thing, these hummingbirds came, and it was just like ‘fait accompli,’ as my mother would say.”</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>Todd Fisher said he would want his mother to be remembered as a “great, strong person” who was an inspiration to others, and his sister as an “amazing champion of women.”</p><p itemprop=”articleBody”>“You know, Carrie’s Molly Brown too, let’s face it,” he said. “She is the Molly Brown with the diamonds on the sole of her shoes.”</p><p><em>This article passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.</em><br />Recommended article: <a href=”https://theintercept.com/2016/12/29/the-guardians-summary-of-julian-assanges-interview-went-viral-and-was-completely-false/”>The Guardian’s Summary of Julian Assange’s Interview Went Viral and Was Completely False</a>.</p> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:24:40 +0000 It Was Debbie Reynolds’ ‘Destiny’ to Be With Carrie Fisher, Son Says “She didn’t want to leave Carrie and did not want to her to be alone.” http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/debbie-reynolds-destiny-carrie-fisher-todd-fisher/story?id=44473982 http://a.abcnews.com/images/Entertainment/gty-fisher-reynolds-er-161230_16x9_992.jpg article en text/html http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/debbie-reynolds-destiny-carrie-fisher-todd-fisher/story?id=44473982 Entertainment

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