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I’m Celebrating International Women’s Day by Sharing My Love of Carrie Fisher

The best Carrie Fisher quote of all may still be "Take your broken heart, make it into art" and with that, we will.

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Remembering Carrie Fisher: We Miss You, Space Mom

Losing Carrie Fisher means constantly remembering her legacy, even two years later.

It was a shock, in 2016, when the news broke that Carrie Fisher had died. Having just finished filming Catastrophe in London, she suffered a heart attack on the plane back to Los Angeles and died a few days later. With her death came the knowledge of what she meant to all of us.

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The Legacy That Carrie Fisher Left Behind

Carrie Fisher has remained one biggest icons in fandom for a reason. If it wasn't her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise, then it was her work as an author. She was the voice for young women everywhere, and she used her platform to talk about mental illness, drug addiction, and what it meant to accept yourself for who you are.

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Monday Cute: We Weren’t Ready for Mark Hamill’s Tweet About Carrie Fisher in Star Wars Episode IX

Mark Hamill's tweet about Carrie Fisher will tug at your heartstrings.

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The Carrie Fisher Canon: Five Essential Works Beyond the Star Wars Universe

We miss you, Carrie

Carrie Fisher's untimely passing in 2016 broke our nerdy hearts into a million pieces. The loss of the legendary woman behind General Leia Organa was a devastating blow to pop culture, leaving a blast crater in the space once held by brilliant actor, writer and activist.

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Even Mark Hamill’s Not Sure Where Star Wars Should Go Without Carrie Fisher

It's just a garbage world to live in where Carrie Fisher does not get to take her final curtain call in Star Wars: Episode IX, as Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill already got to do with their beloved characters—possible Force ghosts notwithstanding. But that's where we are, and that already difficult circumstance is compounded, for those behind the scenes, by the question of where things go from here, with another movie—one intended to include Fisher and Leia—still on the horizon.

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And Now, Here’s Carrie Fisher Slapping Oscar Isaac More Than 40 Times

In The Last Jedi, General Organa takes Poe to task after he defies her direct order, slapping the flyboy commander before demoting him. The scene required many takes, all of which are helpfully compiled in this gag reel.

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Carrie Fisher Just Won a Posthumous Grammy for the Audiobook of The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher just won a posthumous Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album, for the audiobook recording of her memoir The Princess Diarist.

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Writer, General, Princess: Remembering Carrie Fisher

There are the types of people in this world, who by just living their truth and sharing that with the world, they've made it better. Carrie Fisher was one of those people and I'm glad we had her in this world. She is never forgotten, she is in the Force with us always, reminding us to be loud, be vulgar and flip off assholes.

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Why Rian Johnson Didn’t Change Leia’s Last Jedi Arc After Carrie Fisher Passed Away

"Given that we have a beautiful, complete performance from her that I think audiences deserve to see," said director Rian Johnson, "and I think it will mean a lot for them, that ray of hope from Leia ... With this movie I just wanted audiences to have this performance."

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Carrie Fisher’s Dog Perked up Every Time He Saw Her on Screen—Me Too Gary

Carrie Fisher's loss is something we are still processing, as people who knew her through her writing, her acting, and her wit. So to those who knew her best, there is no doubt the pain of her loss is still palpable.

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The Last Jedi Includes a Dedication to Carrie Fisher, In Case You Thought This Movie Wouldn’t Utterly Destroy You

The Last Jedi reportedly includes a touching tribute to everyone's favorite hero-princess-general at the end of the film. So have those Kleenex ready, folks.

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The Last Jedi Will Break Our Hearts Even More With Alien Version of Carrie Fisher’s Dog

RIAN JOHNSON STAHP.

You may be aware that Carrie Fisher had a wonderful dog, Gary Fisher. If not, you've been missing out, and you can rectify the situation immediately over at Gary's Instagram. (Gary now lives with Fisher's assistant.) While The Last Jedi may serve as a way for a lot of us to say goodbye to Carrie Fisher, it's also apparently giving Gary the chance to indirectly get in on his mom's final film role.

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Laura Dern Professes Her Love to BB-8, and the Women of The Last Jedi Profess Their Love of Carrie Fisher

The Force was strong in Los Angeles this weekend during a press conference for the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which comes out NEXT WEEK. And during that press conference, we got to see at least one love affair in full-bloom. I'm talking, of course, about the one between Laura Dern and BB-8.

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Her Words, in Her Voice: Carrie Fisher’s Memoir Is Nominated for a Posthumous Grammy

Carrie Fisher has been nominated for a posthumous Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album, for the recording of her memoir The Princess Diarist.

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Carrie Fisher Told Last Jedi Director Rian Johnson The Universal Truth: “We Need Space Jewelry”

Amen

Asked why there's so much jewelry in The Last Jedi, director Rian Johnson explained to a fan on Twitter: "Carrie [Fisher] grabbed my arm and told me with great urgency that we needed 'space jewelry.'" She was a treasure.

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Happy Birthday to Carrie Fisher, Our Once and Future Princess, Rebel, and General

Today would have been Carrie Fisher's 61st birthday. To celebrate her life, I thought I'd round up some of the amazing stories, speeches, anecdotes, and interviews we've published about and from her over the years.

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Hero-Princess-General Carrie Fisher Once Delivered a Cow Tongue to a Predatory Hollywood Exec

"She stood up for people."

After hearing he'd assaulted one of her friends, Carrie Fisher reportedly hand-delivered a cow tongue and a threat to one creeper Hollywood producer.

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Carrie Fisher Insisted That Leia’s Last Jedi Arc Honor All The “Girls Who Grew up Watching Star Wars

"This is what the character means"

The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson said that Carrie Fisher "really wanted to do right" by all the "girls who grew up watching Star Wars, when Leia was the only female hero on the screen," and that she worked to edit the script accordingly.

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My Heart Wasn’t Ready for Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Carrie Fisher in The Last Jedi

This behind-the-scenes featurette for The Last Jedi shows Carrie Fisher grinning, joking, and getting her General on while filming.

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