‘Star Wars’ prequel to star Alden Ehreneich as Han Solo
It’s official: Page Six reports Alden Ehrenreich, 26, will play Han Solo in the upcoming Disney and Lucasfilms “Star Wars” spinoff due out in 2018. Ehrenreich will play a younger version of the role Harrison Ford, 73, made famous in 1977 — before Solo has joined the Rebel Alliance. Ehrenreich, who most recently appeared in “Hail Caesar!” beat out a long list of would-be Solos, including “Divergent” stars Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort, Scott Eastwood, “Kingsman” and “Eddie the Eagle” star Taron Egerton, and “Sing Street” star Jack Reynor.
Gold-plated White House?
Former Playboy Playmate of the Year Victoria Silvstedt, 41, tells People that she wants her former roommate, Melania Trump, 47, to become First Lady so she can “bring the glamour back into the White House.” Swedish Silvstedt and Slovenian Trump lived together in Paris when they were young models. “(Melania’s) very respectful, classy,” Silvstedt says, adding, “America isn’t only about America. She’s a foreigner, and that’s what makes America great. She represents that woman.”
Ben & Jen again
Despite announcing the end of their marriage in June, Jennifer Garner, 44, and Ben Affleck, 43, have remained on friendly terms — and, according to London’s Daily Mail, were spotted recently in Paris looking very much the happy couple with kids in tow. An anonymous source told the newspaper that the two were seen kissing in a hotel bar earlier. Could a reconciliation be in the works? Stay tuned.
Everyone’s doing it
In the wake of rock-legend Prince’s death, possibly from an overdose of painkillers, “Scream Queens” star Jamie Lee Curtis has spoken out about her own opiate addiction from 17 years ago. “I too, waited anxiously for a prescription to be filled for the opiate I was secretly addicted to,” Curtis, 57, wrote in the Huffington Post. “I too, took too many at once. I too, sought to kill emotional and physical pain with painkillers. Kill it. Make it stop.”
Don’t cry for him, Argentina
The Buenos Aires daily Clarín reports that an excited Argentine fan in New York City passed an Argentine flag to the world’s rudest Canadian Wednesday as his car rolled by with the window open. Justin Bieber, 22, reportedly took the blue-and-white banner from her, looked at it, and then chucked it out and rolled his window up. Such grace, such class.
Sydney Laroux, 26
Traci Lords, 48