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Star Wars: Episode 7

June 27, 2013
George Lucas and JJ Abrams

George Lucas and JJ Abrams (Photo credit: Joi)

The George Lucas Era is over and the JJ Abrams era has begun – at least when it comes to Star Wars. We’re fans of Abrams new Star Trek, and when we heard that Abrams was going to be involved with Star Wars we had to update all of you here at Blair Stover Hollywood about it.

Lucasfilm and Disney are still teaming up to make the picture but it is a brand new world on the horizon, especially for fans. One of the biggest questions that arise is what will Episode VII cover? What about VII and IX?

Many people are certainly excited to see an implementation of the Thrawn trilogy and numerous rumors are pointing at the popular trilogy as being the basis for Episode VII. After all, the trilogy is widely popular and widely accepted. Sure it must be the basis for the next installment.

According to E!Online, however, Lucasfilm has come out with an official statement regarding the matter, and the answer may disappoint many a fan.

“It’s a completely new story,” a source told E! Online.

In other words, forget the old “Star Wars” novels and forget the comics. Forget every little thing you might know about what happened to Luke Skywalker. According to sources, Episode VII will be unlike anything that you have ever read or seen from the vast “Star Wars” universe.

So what do you think? Were you hoping for the Thrawn trilogy or are you excited to see something new in the works in regards to the Star Wars fandom as a whole?

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Donald Trump and Miss Universe Organization Win $5 Million

December 24, 2012

Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin made a claim back in June that a fellow pageant contestant had seen a list of the top five Miss USA winners prior to them being announced. Monnin went public with this information saying that the pageant was “fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent and in many ways trashy.”

Donald Trump being Donald fired back immediately, suing on behalf of the Miss Universe Organization, filing an arbitration action in New York.

The U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz said that “the method in which the Miss USA Pageant is judged… precludes any reasonable possibility that the judging was rigged.” The Miss Universe Organization was awarded $5 million in damages after it was ruled that Monnin defamed the pageant and organization.

Trump stated, “Going to arbitration was the appropriate action to take under the circumstances, and while I feel very badly for Sheena, she did the wrong thing. She was really nasty, and we had no choice. It is an expensive lesson for her.”

Blair Stover says that Monnin’s statements were labeled as “defamatory”, “false”, and “showed reckless disregard.”

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