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"Star Wars" fans may have pored over the details of Carrie Fisher's affair with Harrison Ford in her last book, but he didn't.

Turns out Ford hasn't read it.

In an interview with GQ, the actor responded to questions regarding Fisher's 2016 memoir, "The Princess Diarist."

Fisher, who died in December shortly after the book's release, revealed in it that she carried on a relationship with Harrison on the set of the now iconic 1977 film.

Fisher was 19 when she landed the breakthrough role of Princess Leia. At the time, Ford, then 33, was married to Mary Marquardt, with whom he had two children.

Asked by GQ how he felt when Fisher's book came out, Ford said, "It was strange. For me."

As to whether he had any advance warning about Fisher's revelations, Ford was more circumspect.

"Um, to a degree," he said. "Yes."

The actor didn't want to get into specifics, he said.

"You know, with Carrie's untimely passing, I don't really feel that it's a subject that I want to discuss," Ford told the publication.

Before her death, Fisher talked to People magazine about her relationship with Ford.

"It was so intense," she said. "It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend."

 

Selena Gomez revealed on Thursday that she received a kidney transplant from her BFF.

The singer posted a photo on Instragram that shows her and fellow actress Francia Raisa holding hands across their hospital beds.

"I'm very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn't promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of," Gomez wrote in the caption." "So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering."

Gomez revealed her Lupus diagnosis in 2015 and last year took some time off as she struggled with the disease as well as anxiety and depression.

Related: Selena Gomez taking time off for health reasons

The superstar said the transplant was "what I needed to do for my overall health."

She said she looked forward to sharing more with her fans later about her transplant journey, but in the meantime she wanted to thank her health team and Raisa.

"She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me," Gomez said. "I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis."

Raisa is an actress best known for her role as Adrian Lee on the TV series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager."

On Thursday, Gomez fans swarmed Raisa's latest Instragram photo to thank her for the kidney donation.

"You're amazing," one person commented. "You're one hell of a friend."

According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, last year more than 33,000 transplants were performed in the United States (33,610). More than 13,000 of them were kidney transplants, 5,629 from living donors.

 

The LA Lakers are to retire both of five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant's number eight and 24 jerseys.

 

Bryant, 39, retired in April 2016 after a 20-year career with the Lakers, scoring 60 points in his final game.

 

He finished as the Lakers' all-time point scorer and third on the NBA's all-time list with 33,643 points.

 

"I always dreamed of my jersey hanging in the Lakers rafters, but I certainly never imagined two of them," said Bryant, who made his debut in 1996.

 

The jerseys will be retired at a half-time ceremony on 18 December when the Lakers host the Golden State Warriors.

 

Bryant is the 10th player to receive the honour, after Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Gail Goodrich, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, James Worthy, Jerry West and Jamaal Wilkes.

 

"Kobe's jerseys are taking their rightful home next to the greatest Lakers of all time," said Lakers chief executive Jeanie Buss.

 

Kobe Bryant stats

Five-time NBA champion

Third on the NBA's all-time scoring list

18-time an All-Star, 11 times first-team All-NBA

Tops Lakers' all-time points, three-pointers, steals and games played

Bobbi Kristina's estate has now joined forces with Bobby Brown to stop TV One from doing a biopic on Bobbi Kristina's life ... TMZ has learned.

 

Bobby has already filed suit, claiming the portrayal as a bad dad is defamatory.

 

Bobbi Kristina's estate has now joined the lawsuit, claiming the biopic violates Bobbi Kristina's right to privacy, which they claim survived her death.

 

Bobby Brown has already claimed in his lawsuit the movie falsely shows him as a violent person toward Whitney Houston. The show suggests Bobbi Kristina witnessed the alleged abuse. He also claims the scenes show him as an unloving father.

 

The estate and Bobby want more than $2 million in damages and they want the judge to block the airing of the show.

 

The show is set to air on TV One next month.

A posthumous single from singer George Michael is receiving mixed reaction from fans.

The updated version of "Fantasy" released on Thursday was remastered by über producer and musician Nile Rodgers.

"To be asked by George Michael to rework one of his songs was one of the greatest honors of my life," Rogers said in a statement. "I was in his London living room on Dec. 23, 2016. I flew home on the 24th, and expected a call from him on the 25th. Instead, I got an alert on my phone that he was found dead. I was devastated. I only hope I've made him proud."

Michael died on Christmas Day 2016 from heart disease and a fatty liver.

The song -- a remix of a 1990s B-side included in "Freedom! '90" -- premiered on Thursday on BBC Radio 2.

Radio 2's host Chris Evans read a letter from Michael's manager, David Austin, who explained how the song came to be.

"'Fantasy' was originally meant to be on [the album] 'Listen Without Prejudice' and was intended to be one of the singles from the album, but somehow it got lost in the ether," he said.

Prior to his death, Michael asked Rodgers to rework the song so he could release it as a new single.

Some fans raved about the new song and talked of how emotional it was to listen to.

Rodgers tweeted a response to one person who said they had "mixed feelings" about the new single.

"You SHOULD have mixed feelings. No one's heart was dragged through emotional ambiguity more than mine," he tweeted. "Tears, uncertainty, happiness & #LOVE."

The producer also said "This process was extremely emotional for me. We were such massive fans of each other's work. #Christmas2016 was very sad."

The "Listen without Prejudice/MTV Unplugged" album will be released on October 20.

Yorkshire have signed West Indies Test batsman Kraigg Brathwaite for the final two games of the Championship season.

 

The opener, 24, scored a century at Headingley to help his side win the second Test against England in August.

 

He is set to play in the final Test at Lord's, starting on Thursday, before replacing Australian Shaun Marsh.

 

"Kraigg played exceptionally well here and if you can get runs at Headingley then you can do it anywhere," head coach Andrew Gale told BBC Radio Leeds.

 

"We wanted to replace Shaun with experience and that is tricky at this time of year because there are not too many people playing consistent cricket and are in form. We're excited to have Kraigg on board."

 

Brathwaite, who is set to feature in games against Warwickshire and Essex, has an average of 37.44 in 39 Tests since making his debut against Pakistan in 2011.

 

He added: "Before the second Test I was speaking to my agent and he was telling me he was talking to Yorkshire's coaching staff. After the game he came back to me telling me he was getting some quality feedback.

 

"They really wanted me and I was very happy because Yorkshire is a very big club in England and I'm very happy and proud to have been selected by them."

Walter Becker, the guitarist who co-founded the popular 1970s band Steely Dan, has died. He was 67.

The announcement was made on Becker's personal website, which on Sunday displayed two photographs of the musician and a short digital epitaph: "feb. 20 1950 -- sept. 03 2017."

The cause of death was not immediately known. A representative for Becker could not be reached for comment.

Becker co-founded Steely Dan in 1972 alongside lead singer Donald Fagen. Becker played bass and guitar for the duo, who received widespread acclaim and commercial success.

They were known for their unique, jazz-rock sound, and produced several hits including "Do It Again," "Reeling' in the Years" and "Rikki Don't Lose That Number."

The band dissolved in 1981 but later reunited and released two new albums.

Fagen -- a longtime collaborator and friend -- wrote a tribute to Becker on Sunday that was reported by Rolling Stone.

While Fagen said that Becker had a "very rough childhood," he described his friend as "smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter."

"He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny," Fagen wrote, according to Rolling Stone. "Like a lot of kids from fractured families, he had the knack of creative mimicry, reading people's hidden psychology and transforming what he saw into bubbly, incisive art."

Mark Ronson, the English songwriter and producer, expressed his admiration for Becker in a tweet Sunday.

The Grammy-winning musician called Becker "one half of the team i aspire to everytime I sit down at a piano."

Canadian musician A.C. Newman also tweeted condolences for Becker.

"RIP Walter Becker," he said, adding that Becker is "half of one of the greatest and most original bands in rock history."

Members of Selena's own family were among those killed during Hurricane Harvey in Texas ... this according to her father.

Selena's dad, Abraham Quintanilla, posted the news on Facebook, explaining relatives of theirs tragically drowned when they became trapped in a van while trying to escape the rising waters.

Abraham said Manuel Saldivar -- whose mother was Abraham's dad's first cousin -- drowned along with his wife, Belia, and their 4 grandchildren. The driver of the van survived. 

Selena was hugely popular in Texas -- her birth state. She toured all across TX and built her rep there before reaching international stardom. She even has a statue dedicated to her in Corpus Christi, where she died after being shot by her boutique's manager in '95.

 

Olympian Akela Jones has undergone knee surgery, to treat a niggling injury that forced her to miss the world championships in London this year. 

Jones was also absent during the national championships at the National Stadium in June after returning home from Kansas State University in the United States. 

On her Facebook page the Barbadian pentathlete posted images of her left knee in a brace following surgery. 

She says it's the first step in pursuit of gold at the 2020 Olympic Games.

It looks like John Legend is preparing a new music video to show his stance against the current presidential administration. The "All of Me" singer is looking for old, overweight Americans to play Donald Trump's supporters in the upcoming clip. 

John has placed an advertisement on Casting Networks in Los Angeles, seeking "white men and women, 30-65 years old, preferably out of shape," who "will be playing protestors at a rally. We will shoot a make believe rally on a sound stage and will need 8 people to play Trump supporters." 

Similar ads have also been placed by the singer's team. The forthcoming music video project also needs some actors to play Black Lives Matter activists, young white male protesters and a lesbian couple. The casting sheet reads, "We want to show that there is no segregation in love. But just two human beings of any race or color." 

The production shoot is set to take place on Friday, September 8. 

John is one of Donald Trump's most outspoken critics. During a recent interview with The Guardian, the singer dished on his savage tweets aimed at the controversial POTUS. "I feel like it's not super controversial," he said. "I think Trump is an embarrassment to the country. And his approval rating is terrible." 

"Well, [Trump's] an entertainer, too, in a New York way," he added. "When he is criticising something, he is usually projecting. So, he calls people liars because he is a liar. He talks about the entertainment business because he rose through the entertainment business. He talks about people being corrupt, because he is corrupt. He talks about people being violent because he encourages violence. So, he's usually projecting when he criticises someone." 

 

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