The Journal Gazette
Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:00 am


'Star Wars' taps writers of 'Thrones'

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Prepare yourselves, “Star Wars” fans: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are coming.

Speaking at a communications summit Tuesday, Disney chief Bob Iger confirmed that the next “Star Wars” films will be written and produced by the “Game of Thrones” showrunners. The first film, which will be separate from the Skywalker saga that began with the original film in 1977, is expected to premiere in 2022.

“The next movie that we release will be theirs,” Iger said. “And we're not saying anything more about that.”

The comments amount to a confirmation of Weiss and Benioff's move to a galaxy far, far away, which Disney first announced in early 2018.

Jagger shows moves following surgery

It's as if Mick Jagger is saying “Start Me Up.”

The 75-year-old rocker tweeted a video Wednesday of him dancing around a studio in front of a mirror weeks after he underwent medical treatment, reportedly for a heart valve issue. The treatment forced the Rolling Stones to postpone its No Filter tour.

Jagger was told by doctors in late March he could not go on tour “at this time.” Jagger tweeted he was “devastated” the band couldn't tour, but said he hoped to be “back on stage as soon I can.”

UK talk show ends after man's death

British broadcaster ITV has canceled a popular daytime reality show after the death of a guest who failed a lie-detector test during a recording.

ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall said Wednesday that “The Jeremy Kyle Show” was being scrapped “given the gravity of recent events.”

The tabloid-style talk show, which had run 14 years, was pulled after 63-year-old Steve Dymond was found dead May 9.

On an episode filmed this month, Dymond took a lie-detector test to convince his fiancée that he had not been unfaithful, but was told he had failed. The episode has not been aired.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Jazz drummer Billy Cobham is 75. Actor Danny Trejo is 75. Actor Pierce Brosnan is 66. Actress Debra Winger is 64. Actress Mare Winningham is 60. Singer Janet Jackson is 53. Actor-singer Scott Reeves is 53. Actor Brian F. O'Byrne is 52. Singer Ralph Tresvant is 51. Actor David Boreanaz is 50. Political correspondent Tucker Carlson is 50. Actress Tracey Gold is 50. TV personality Bill Rancic is 48. Singer Rick Trevino is 48. Actor Khary Payton is 47. Rapper Special Ed is 47. Actress Tori Spelling is 46. Actor Sean Carrigan is 45. Rapper B. Slade is 44. Actress Melanie Lynskey is 42. Actor Joseph Morgan is 38. DJ Alex Pall is 34. Actress Megan Fox is 33. Actor Drew Roy is 33. Actor Jermaine Fowler is 31. Actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster is 29. Actor Marc John Jefferies is 29. Actor Miles Heizer is 25.

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