Fans create impromptu Hollywood star for Carrie Fisher
didn’t have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so fans have taken over a blank sidewalk star to pay tribute to the late “Star Wars” actress.
Fisher died Tuesday at 60 after falling ill on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, died the following day while preparing for her daughter’s funeral, Fisher’s brother Todd Fisher said from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where his mother was taken by ambulance earlier Wednesday. Reynolds was 84.
Fan Jason Thomas told news station KNBC-TV Los Angeles (http://bit.ly/2hx1tj2) that he took it upon himself to make a star for Fisher.
Paste-on letters spell out her name and the phrase “May the force be with you always.” Candles and flowers surround the star.
The star is in front of Hollywood Boulevard’s historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
Man at center of podcast to stay in jail, await new trial
The man whose murder conviction was recently vacated after his story was at the center of a popular podcast will remain jailed while he awaits a new trial.
Adnan Syed‘s request to be released from jail was denied by Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch on Wednesday primarily because there is a pending appeal from the prosecutor’s office.
Syed was convicted in the killing of his high school girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, and sentenced to life in prison in 2000. Syed’s case was the centerpiece for the first season of the 2014 podcast “Serial.” Syed was granted a new trial last summer because…