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Star Wars: The Last Jedi – tributes to Carrie Fisher at LA premiere

Stormtroopers, an AT-AT Walker and a panoply of droids brought the Star Wars universe to downtown Los Angeles at the premiere of The Last Jedi. The much-anticipated first screening of the franchise’s latest episode was dedicated to the late Carrie Fisher, who died last December aged 60. Fisher, playing General Leia, finished work on the movie before her death. Writer-director Rian Johnson opened the screening with a tribute, urging fans to “have a blast… for Carrie”. “I want to dedicate tonight to Carrie, who is up there right now flipping…

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The Star Power of Johnny Hallyday (Jimi Hendrix Was His Opening Act)

Advertisement Few in the United States had, or have, heard of Johnny Hallyday, the French rock star, known as the Elvis of France, who diedthis week at the age of 74. But, as the French public relations guru Gilles Paquet once said, “In France, since 1945, there have been three stars: de Gaulle, Brigitte Bardot and Johnny Hallyday.” As proof, to celebrate his 50th birthday, in June 1993, Mr. Hallyday mounted three mega-concerts at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, each drawing an audience of 60,000 and replete with…

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Transfer report: Tottenham in three-way battle for 'unsettled' Real Madrid star Luka Modric

Could Luka Modric be heading back to Tottenham next summer? Thursday, December 7, 2017 Manchester United and Tottenham will rival Inter Milan’s pursuit of unsettled Real Madrid star Luka Modric, according to reports. The Croatia international, 32, has enjoyed a trophy-laden spell at the Bernabeu but is expected to leave the Spanish giants at the end of the season. Since joining from Spurs in the summer of 2012, the influential midfielder has won three Champions League crowns and one LaLiga title. However, Modric is now resigned to the fact his six-year spell…

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Paul Pogba: Manchester United star ‘very disappointed’ to be missing derby clash with Manchester City

Paul Pogba is gutted to be missing the Manchester derby but suspension will not prevent the midfielder from helping United mentally prepare for the must-win clash against swashbuckling City. Old Trafford plays host to the most highly-anticipated clash of the season as Jose Mourinho’s second-placed side attempt to make a dent on the eight-point cushion built by Pep Guardiola’s runaway Premier League leaders this Sunday. No side has ever enjoyed a better start to a top-flight season and Manchester City will look to take a double-digit lead by ending United’s…

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