OMG I can’t believe the iconic actress who played (Princess Leia) Carrie Fisher has passed away from a heart attack! I’m going to watch all the STAR WARS movies that she was in. In her honor! My condolences to her friends, fans and family! She will be missed!
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” Simon Halls, a spokesperson for Fisher’s family, said in a statement to People.
Fisher suffered a heart attack last week aboard a Los Angeles-bound flight 15 minutes prior to landing. A medic onboard performed CPR on the actress until paramedics arrived to take her to UCLA Medical Center, where she was placed on a ventilator.
“I’m deeply saddened at the news of Carrie’s passing,” Fisher’s Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi co-star Billy Dee Williams wrote on Twitter. “She was a dear friend, whom I greatly respected and admired. The force is dark today!”
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the trilogy, tweeted a brief, but poignant, message.
“Our beautiful, brilliant, funny, wise, kind and generous Blues Sister,” Fisher’s The Blues Brothers co-star Dan Aykroyd wrote on Twitter. “So ironic. Xmas was Carrie’s favorite thing next to babies.”
The daughter of screen legend Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, the actress made her Broadway debut as a teenager in Irene, which starred her mother. After making her big screen debut in 1975’s Shampoo and briefly enrolling in London’s Central School of Speech and Drama and then St. Lawrence College, Fisher dropped out, at the age of 19, after landing the role of Princess Leia in George Lucas’ 1977 space epic Star Wars.
“She has no friends, no family; her planet was blown up in seconds – along with her hairdresser – so all she has is a cause,” Fisher told Rolling Stone in 1983 of the role. “From the first film [A New Hope], she was just a soldier, front line and center. The only way they knew to make the character strong was to make her angry. In Return of the Jedi, she gets to be more feminine, more supportive, more affectionate. But let’s not forget that these movies are basically boys’ fantasies. So the other way they made her more female in this one was to have her take off her clothes.”
“Lucas always had to remind me to ‘Stand up! Be a princess!’ And I would act like a Jewish princess and lean forward, slouching, chewing gum,” Fisher once joked.
Fisher also saw parallels between Princess Leia, the lost daughter of the series’ villain Darth Vader, and her own unique childhood as the daughter of two Fifties superstars; Fisher endured both her mother’s highly publicized divorces as well as her father’s own issues with substance abuse (“He’s a little shellshocked from 13 years of doing speed, but he’s real friendly,” she said in 1980 of Eddie Fisher, who died in 2010.)
“Leia’s real father left her mother when she was pregnant, so her mother married this King Organa. I was adopted and grew up set apart from other people because I was a princess,” Fisher said. “A lot of parallels, me and Leia. Dad goes off to the dark side, and Mom marries a millionaire. My brother and I went in different directions on the Debbie and Eddie issue. He’s gotten involved with Jesus, and I do active work on myself, trying to make myself better and better. It’s funny.”
Throughout her career, Fisher was open about her struggles with mental illness – the actress was diagnosed with bipolar disorder – and drug use, admitting that she had abused cocaine throughout the filming of The Empire Strikes Back, as well as prescription drugs. “Drugs made me feel normal,” Fisher said in 2001. Her one-woman play and memoir Wishful Drinking also tackled her battle with addiction.
In addition to playing Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy and 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Fisher also appeared in films like The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally, The ‘Burbs and Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters. Fisher was also slated to reprise the role in Star Wars‘ upcoming Episode VIII and Episode IX.
“I was very nervous, had a lot of memory problems initially – just horrific – and then it got better,” Fisher told Rolling Stone in 2015 about returning to the legendary role. “I settled in. You know, think about it, what it would be to make three of these movies a million years ago, and now, ‘Let’s do it again, only you’re 40 years older and there’s a lot to live up to or down – take your pick.’ People want it to be the same but better … I don’t know. So there’s pressure on it, more than most films. But then you get over yourself and say, ‘By the way, it’s the younger people doing it.’ You have to sort of like get over yourself fast.”
In 1990, Fisher turned her semi-autobiographical memoir Postcards From the Edge, which detailed her drug addiction and rehab experiences as well as her relationship with Reynolds, into a feature film starring Meryl Streep. Fisher was nominated for a Best Screenplay BAFTA for the film, while Streep earned a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for playing Fisher’s alter ego “Suzanne” in the film.
Fisher was also the writer of four novels and the ex-wife of singer-songwriter Paul Simon, who she was married to for a year in 1983. Fisher was also in a longterm relationship with talent agent Bryan Lourd, with whom she had her only child, Billie Lourd.
Fisher also appeared in guest roles in numerous shows, including The Big Bang Theory, Entourage, Sex and the City and a memorable spot on 30 Rock.
“Carrie Fisher meant a lot to me,” 30 Rock star and creator Tina Fey said in a statement. “Like many women my age, Princess Leia occupies about sixty percent of my brain at any given time. But Carrie’s honest writing and her razor-sharp wit were an even greater gift. I feel so lucky that I got to meet her. I’m very sad she is gone.”
Speaking to Rolling Stone last month, Fisher was asked if she feared death. “No. I fear dying,” she said. “Anything with pain associated with it, I don’t like. I’ve been there for a couple of people when they were dying; it didn’t look like fun. But if I was gonna do it, I’d want someone like me around. And I will be there!”
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Rampant Slander / The price for Morals
So many being attacked online in this day and age including my self, all it takes is dismissal of an employee or a critique of someone’s business practice.You may have come across negative blogs that are defaming my character and my company. Any and all blogs that have posted in regards to the character of Eric Zuley or eZWay Broadcasting in a negative light by no means have any validity, they are totally false and defaming post that are filed by jealousy, envy and reprisal. The negativity that is presently being spread throughout the internet has been going on for years stemming from one individual, Steven Escobar with Diversity News Magazine. Years ago I had hired Steven to do media for a charity event fundraiser. He arrived at a high end formal event with very casual attire,oh well, that can be overlooked. During the event he basically talked to my business partner at the time and also talked to the publicist for the event which I had no problem with. The issue I had is when I later found out he downplayed myself and my businesses to replace my relationship with our client with his own relationship with them. He basically tried to cut us out and pitch his magazine. When this happens it is disappointing to say the least. You have helped someone over time, given advice and hire when possible to put money in there pocket and “pow” you find out your thrown under the busWhen this came to light along with finding out he posted a negative post on that beautiful charity event, which upset the non profit, we no longer would work with Mr Escobar. The non profit also had no further interest in working with Mr Escobar. Shortly after this incident I found myself being attacked via malicious blogs on the internet. The negative post were clearly identifiable. Following that incident we no longer would have any business relationship with Steven and the malicious blogs kept coming to this day. He will group several negative blogs together and would send to our friends and constituents. He would create and name several blogs along with incomplaint.com, reportscam all these made up fake blogs. He also used Rip Off Report. The path is clear and the excuses hold no water. Denial in this case is like getting caught with your hand in the cookie jar and saying you were just looking for change at the bottom.
After first becoming aware of these attacks I posted an article letting the web know there is no truth regarding these accusations and that I had caught him in the act” caught red handed”. Stevens modus operandi (MO) with me was “attack online” than serve you with a cease-and-desist so you could not respond to whatever was said. Our attorney sent our own ceast-and-desist along with a letter to Escobars attorney. His response, I am not Mr Escobars attorney. I share this with you not to embarrass anyone but to enlighten. One of the blogs references an action from an attorney which does not exist . I have never had a negative post until I decided I wanted no further dealings with the above mentioned individual. It’s like the restaurant that had a spotless reputation until they had to let the dishwasher go for smoking pot, the next day the restaurant, according to the web had terrible food – welcome to the internet. If you receive anything on facebook, twitter, any social media regarding this issue just disregard . This person is notorious for making fake accounts and sending out these links to people to help get them ranked and traffic.
There was also a situation where I was being honored with a award that he wanted as well and it seemed that he was upset and whoop here comes a anonymous ripoff report saying, “I can’t believe Eric Zuley is getting a award” bla bla..
You may read that I or my company have scammed people out of they’re money. That’s funny because our current clients and past clients have given many many testimonials and references on our services. Although not one iota of the negative is true, the endless positive support and comments I receive from all of you I do cherish
ANY NEGATIVE BLOGS AGAINST ME
PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK AND HELP THEM RANK MORE.
I and my company have worked with over 50 + non-profits raising funding and awareness and have been a credible company since 2005. We strive to empower others and influence influencers to make a difference. We just give that EZWAY Boost and go beyond marketing !
I’m going to turn a negative into a positive and educate those that have been or are being cyber bullied. The digital system definitely has its issues. Are some of the negative bloggers in cahoots with the reputation repair companies, who knows. Does the guy that goes around breaking windows have an uncle that owns a glass repair shop? I endeavored to build a platform on the web that would create opportunities for everyone.
I’m releasing the full story so you all know the true story behind these attacks on my character and my company. So many good people have had there personal life or business hurt by those who wish ill will on others due to what may be jealousy, envy or whatever reason. It does seem that jealousy/envy is found in some people especially when they notice someone doing well or accomplishing something in particular like my EZWay Visa. Try replacing the anger that goes hand in hand with envy with congratulations and see if you have a better outcome. Remember if you still have those that may think and act negativity towards you it’s about forgiveness right!
We all should work on making the internet a safer more enjoyable place to work and enjoy. They say where there is light there is darkness. Well that may be true but we are going to try to brighten up the web.
Many of you have asked how did all this start, what is in this article is the absolute truth. There is no hate, revenge ect, on my part, there is just a need to let those who may not know me know the truth. Regarding those that do know me again I thank you for your caring and support over the years, I am blessed to have met so many genuine people!
Message to all of you heading towards your goals, hang in there and never give up. You may go off course but just get back on track. In the words of my father ” you need to have hard work, determination drive and resilience but without faith morals and ethics it’s a waste of time”. God BLESS ALL OF YOU #EZWAYFAM #ERICZULEY
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“When your done doing it the Hard Way, Do it The EZ Way”
eZWayTV gives you Eric Zuley’s 2016 special birthday. This video portrey’s the eZWay support. This episode was shot at Home in Beverly Hills California. This event had a amazing red carpet with coverage by Wireimage, Getty Images, PR Photos, Actors Reporter, Eyes On You, Hollywood Weekly Magazine, eZWayTV, eZWay Magazine and more.. All guests were served dinner with over 12 different performances to entertain them while they were eating. There were 3 panels Entertainment, Teen and Tech related. The panels were hosted by Kaye-Cee Austin of Teen Trep. Celebrity attendees: Judge Joe Brown, Ken Davitian, Kate Linder, Summer Helene, Shane Sparks, Vincent M. Ward, Jordan Flash Rose, Dante Sears, Reatha Grey, Dev Ross, John Reynolds, Evan Disney, Mary Desmond, Laci Kay, Faithy J, Shevyn Roberts, Allen Ramos, Tori V Lili Lev, Romane Simon, and many others. Sponsors included WPS Events, Pike & Son Fudge, Jazzed Munchies, Rose Breast Cancer Society, Wind International Film Festival. Stay tuned for part II which will include all performances and other guests. Please use #ezway when sharing our videos.
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Hey all I will be speaking at this on Jan. 9th $50.00 get your tickets and march in the parade and support a great cause!
The 1,000 Women In White, to be followed by 100 Men In Black, invite you to join participate in a historic Nationwide March for Peace, Faith and Family Values that will commence in Los Angeles, California, January 2016.
Hundreds of women in wheelchairs, on canes and the upright will take to the streets to bring a new awareness to American communities that women love and care for one another, our families and their communities, with a message that they will longer remain content to sit by and watch crime, violence and world conditions dictate a future of violence and misery for their children and grandchildren.
WOMEN WILL STAND within a unified front to tell the world by example that we, too, can contribute to safe environments and cities for generations to come, within a world of Peace!
I’m Buddy Sampson,
I’m hosting a benefit for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Thursday, December 3rd,2015 from 7-11:30PM at King King Hollywood and it’s going to to feature 4 bands, including The Jazz Scribes. Rachel Grace and Saga, Crosstown Traffic featuring Myra Washington and Tj Wilkins of “The Voice,” and my band, “Buddy Sampson and Friends” and more! Tickets are $20, $25 at the door and if you purchase tickets now, and use Promo code 260, you’ll get a $5 discount! You’ll experience a great show for a fantastic cause.
Here is the link for tickets and I’ll see you there! Buddy Sampson
Disney Star Bella Thorne
CONGRATS BELLA ON GETTING COVER OF SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE
The life of a Disney star! You’d be amazed what one little project you book can change your life!
It’s been a busy few months for Bella Thorne. After it was announced in July that Shake It Up was ending it’s run after three seasons, Bella wasted no time finding other work. She’s already booked and filmed three movies since then! Wow! We’re exhausted just thinking about that!
We all know Bella from the Disney Channel and the three seasons she spent on Shake It Up made her feel like family. We follow her on Twitter and Instagram and because of that we feel like we know everything about her. The truth is, we know a little bit about Bella, but not a lot! So, we wanted to find some interesting facts about Bella to share with all of you. That way we can all feel like we know her better. Take a look at below to uncover 10 surprising facts about this triple threat talent. Check out the 10 items below and then tell us, which Bella fact shocked you the most?
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1. Bella wasn’t a trained dancer before Shake It Up.
Before Shake it Up Bella had NEVER taken a dance lesson. After she booked the role she did six months of dance training. Now that’s dedication!
Story by teen.com