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Some ‘Star Wars’ Fans Are Refusing To Watch This Trailer, Others Can’t Hold In Their Excitement About It

“We are the spark that will light the fire that will burn the First Order down.”

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is set to premiere in theaters on Friday, December 15th and fans are freaking out about the details that were revealed in the just-released official trailer. The latest addition to the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy will be very “unexpected but right,” according to Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey. 

The trailer opens with a scene of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) before transitioning to a quick shot of Rey training with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). This short interaction between Rey and Luke Skywalker ends with Luke Skywalker saying, “I’ve seen this raw strength only once before. It didn’t scare me enough then. It does now.” By the look on his face, you can tell Skywalker is very frightened by Rey’s force powers. A quick array of action-packed scenes follow, with a voiceover of Kylo Ren saying, “Let the past die. Kill it if you have to. That’s the only way to become what you’re meant to be.” The line is then followed by dialogue from Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), the X-wing pilot who is mentored and trusted by General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher). Dameron says, “We are the spark that will light the fire that will burn the first order down.”

The trailer concludes with a scene that gives you a glimpse of Rey and Kylo Ren. Rey says, “I need someone to show me my place in all of this.” Ren reaches out, but is he reaching out his hand towards Rey? You can’t tell for sure and this is what is making so many fans go nuts.

With so many details revealed in the trailer, some “Star Wars” fans have decided to keep their eyes shut until December 15.


Others can’t control their excitement.


The anticipation for this next episode of “Star Wars” is way too real.


But all we can do is wait… just like this little fella.

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*Counting down the days*


WATCH: Twenty Seven – That’s How Many Times Carrie Fisher Slapped Oscar Isaac During Shooting For ‘Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi’




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Lil Nas X’s Next Big Drop Is A Children’s Book Called ‘C Is For Country’

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Lil Nas X’s Next Big Drop Is A Children’s Book Called ‘C Is For Country’

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Turns out Lil Nas X has more than just country rap up his sleeve. The 21-year-old “Old Town Road” rapper has a penchant for literature too.

On Tuesday, the rapper revealed that he’s written a children’s book called C Is for Country.

“I’m dropping the best kids’ book of all time soon!” the rapper shared in a Tweet earlier this week before adding that he couldn’t “wait to share it” with his fans and young readers.

Nas’s children’s book is being published under Random House Kids, a division of Penguin Random House. It is currently available for preorder on their site.

According to the Random House Kids’ website, the book is a story about Lil Nas X and Panini the pony.

“Join superstar Lil Nas X—who boasts the longest-running #1 song in history—and Panini the pony on a joyous journey through the alphabet from sunup to sundown. Experience wide-open pastures, farm animals, guitar music, cowboy hats, and all things country in this debut picture book that’s perfect for music lovers learning their ABCs and for anyone who loves Nas’s signature genre-blending style,” Random House describes in its explanation.

The book is illustrated by Theodore Taylor III and promises “plenty of hidden surprises for Nas’ biggest fans.”

C Is for County comes out Jan. 5.

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Netflix’s Newest Musical Teen Hit Series Stars a 16-Year-Old Afro-Latina Newcomer

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Netflix’s Newest Musical Teen Hit Series Stars a 16-Year-Old Afro-Latina Newcomer

A new teen series has dropped on Netflix that the internet can’t stop talking about. The newest cultural phenomenon that has hit the juggernaut streaming service is a musical series called Julie and the Phantoms, based on the 2011 Brazilian show of the same name.

The series follows a 16-year-old insecure girl named Julie who has lost her love of music after the tragic death of her mother. But with the help of a (stay with us here) band of musical ghosts she stumbles across in her garage, she soon re-discovers her love of singing and performing. Backed by her band of “phantoms”, Julie confidently takes the stage again, blowing everyone away in the process. ,

But the wacky, heartfelt story-line isn’t the only reason people are excited about the show. The buzz around the show is building because its star, 16-year-old newcomer Madison Reyes, is an Afro-Latina singer-actress of Puerto Rican descent.

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Before landing the role of Julie, Reyes was just a regular shmegular Nuyorican girl going to high school in Brooklyn. Needless to say, the process of auditioning for Julie and the Phantoms was both a whirlwind and a game-changer.

“I found out about Julie and the Phantoms through my school. At first I was nervous to send my video in, but after talking to some friends, I sent it in and got a call back,” Reyes told Refinery 29. “From there it was just figuring out when I could fly to L.A. When I finally made it out there, the audition process lasted two days.”

Reyes, for one, understands the burden of her load. “[Julie] is Latin American, she’s got textured hair, she’s a strong and independent female character,” Reyes recently told the LA Times. “As a person of color who wants more diversity [on-screen], I’m kind of scared about the hate comments that I’ve seen other people have to go through, especially women.”

As if having an Afro-Latina actress at the center of a popular Netflix show wasn’t exciting enough, the series is also being helmed by Mexican-American director and all-around legend Kenny Ortega. For those of you unfamiliar with Ortega, he is the creative genius who directed bonafide classics like High School Musical and Hocus Pocus.

Ortega has been publicly effusive in his praise of Reyes. “She has this raw talent that can take on any genre of music, and this promise of greatness that excited everybody,” he told the LA Times. “And yet she’s so relatable and grounded.”

Fans are already calling for a second season after watching the cliffhanger season finale. Reyes, herself, can’t wait to get back in the shoes of Julie. When asked in an interview about where we’ll see her next, she responded: “Hopefully in the next season of Julie and the Phantoms!”. We second that wish.

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