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From Holly to Bolly: Director Gareth Edwards has cameo in Rogue One, Amy Schumer tapped to play Barbie and more

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Director Gareth Edwards has cameo in Rogue One

Director Gareth Edwards says he gave himself a cameo in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But, as with most things Star Wars, Edwards is staying mum on what exactly that entails. The reveal, he said, might have to wait for the DVD extras. Edwards is a self-proclaimed Star Wars super fan and has said that as a child he used to watch the first 10 minutes of the 1977 Star Wars every day before school. Rogue One is set right before the events of that original film and chronicles the saga of the rebels who steal the plans for the Death Star. Arriving in theatres on December 16, Rogue One is the first in a series of spin-offs set inside the universe of Star Wars. — AFP

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Amy Schumer tapped to play Barbie

Actress Amy Schumer is in early talks to star in an upcoming live-action Barbie film. According to multiple sources, the film will be similar to movies such as Splash, Enchanted and Big. The film will show the main character getting tossed out of Barbieland — and into the real world — for not being perfect. The original idea and screenplay was written by Hilary Winston, but variety.com reports that it’s likely Schumer and her sister, Kim Caramele, will rewrite it. The film is set to release in the summer of 2018. — The National staff

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Kanye West living apart from Kim Kardashian

According to people.com, rapper Kanye West is living apart from his wife Kim Kardashian West and their children. After spending 10 days in the hospital, West was released on Wednesday, November 30, but is staying at a rental house — not his home with Kardashian — where he is receiving outpatient treatment. A source told people.com, “Kim still seems concerned but is supportive. They don’t know for how long Kanye will need outpatient care”. West was hospitalised in late-November after suffering from exhaustion and sleep deprivation. — people.com

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Rajinikanth injured on set

Actor Rajinikanth suffered an injury on the set of his upcoming Tamil science-fiction action-thriller 2.o. According to a source from the film, “Rajinikanth fell while filming a crucial scene and hurt one of his knees. He was taken to Chettinad hospital where the superstar underwent treatment for about half an hour. Later, he returned home”. Multiple sources have confirmed the superstar is fine. In a video released on Twitter by Rajinikanth’s manager Riaz K. Ahmed, Rajinikanth’s is seen exiting his caravan, waving at fans and then entering his car. Directed by Shankar, the film also stars Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain. — IANS

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