Meet The New ‘Star Wars’ Cast, ‘The Avengers’ Go To Dinner, And More

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Welcome to your Wednesday edition of celebrity headlines, People’s Choicers! In today’s collection we reveal the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, discuss a new New Kids on the Block reality series, and (probably) welcome a new coach to NBC’s The Voice. Those stories and more in today’s celebrity headlines!

Here are the 6 stories you need to read today:

1. The force is definitely strong with this group. The cast of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII has been revealed! Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga in director J.J. Abrams’ new film. []

2. It’s a When Harry Met Sally reunion! Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan reunited to honor director Rob Reiner as he became the 41st recipient of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award. [E! Online]

3. Great news, New Kids on the Block fans! Rock This Boat: NKOTB, an 8 episode series in which the ’80s band New Kids on the Block hang out on a cruise ship with a number of adoring fans, will air on the TV Guide Channel, the company announced during their upfront presentation on Tuesday. [EW]

4. Robert Downey, Jr. tweeted a behind the scenes photo of the Avengers 2 cast out to dinner. Who did Samuel L. Jackson sit across from during this superhero meal? Find out below! [Elite Daily]


5. Want to renovate your house to look like the home from the Pixar movie Up? Better clear it with your neighbors first. Neighbors complained after a couple spent two years painting their home to make it appear like the house from the 2009 film.  [People]

6. While there hasn’t been an official confirmation, Christina Aguilera sent out a tweet welcoming Gwen Stefani to The Voice. Stefani, who’s been heavily rumored to appear as a season 7 coach, would join Pharrell Williams as a new addition to the NBC reality series. [Us Weekly]

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