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Daisy Ridley Reveals Why She Left Instagram

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If you're anything like us, then you are greatly missing Daisy Ridley's presence on Instagram!

As we previously reported, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens starlet quit the picture sharing app after she received HARSH backlash for making sympathetic comments about victims of gun violence. Smh!

Related: Daisy Might've Accidentally Dyed Her Face Yellow

While many people thought the British beauty left the social media site over the unsought internet hate, Miz Ridley has since revealed her departure was because of something much deeper. During her appearance at the Student Academy Awards in El Lay, the 24-year-old noted:

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Terminally Ill Star Wars Fan Got To See Upcoming Rogue One Film Before He Died

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Neil Hanvey's dying wish came true.

On Saturday, the terminally ill Star Wars fan got an advance screening of the film franchise's upcoming release, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Over the weekend, the ailing man was actually able to watch the movie with his his wife and family members, from his bed at England's St. Michael's Hospice.

Related: Kenny Baker, Who Played R2-D2, Died

Tragically, Neil passed away on Monday at 36 years old, after losing his battle with cancer.

But, before his death, hospice staff had organized a social media campaign to get Mr. Hanvey that advanced viewing. Last week, Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the famed franchise, saw the campaign, and took to Twitter to support the effort, retweeting this post (below):

And, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards also heard about the man's wish, and sent over a special preview version of the film, months before its scheduled December release.

After the Saturday screening, the hospice issued a statement about the heartwarming gesture, and revealed the filmmaker did "all he could" to grant Neil's request:

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Kenny Baker, The Man Who Played R2-D2 In The Star Wars Films, Has Passed Away At 81

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So sad — a true legend in his own right has passed.

Kenny Baker shot to fame in 1977 when he played R2-D2 in the first Star Wars film, and he went on to play the character in a total of five more films in the series between then and 2005.

Now, news has come down that he has sadly passed away.

Related: Rogue One Is In Trouble Thanks To Extensive Reshoots!

The 3' 8" actor — who also appeared in many much-loved films of the 1980s like The Elephant Man, Flash Gordon, and Time Bandits — was 81 years old.

According to his niece Abigail Shield, the passing was not particularly unexpected, as she told The Guardian:

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Darth Vader Makes His Return In New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer — Watch HERE!

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The summer Olympics in Rio this year have been quite exciting, but last night may've pulled a couple extra viewers in thanks to Disney dropping the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story DURING the games!

Even though fans had to wait over two hours into the primetime Olympic coverage for the new trailer, we FINALLY got what we were all waiting for with new action packed footage from the sci-fi epic!

Related: Rogue One In Trouble Thanks To Extensive Reshoots!

The upcoming flick takes place before the events of the first Star Wars movie from 1977, and revolves around a team that is asked to steal the Death Star's design plans. Not only is the movie directed by Gareth Edwards, but it also stars Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, and Ben Mendelsohn. Not to mention, James Earl Jones has returned to voice famed villain Darth Vader — who you get a quick glimpse of too!

Ch-ch-check out the incredible new trailer (below) and make sure you mark your calendars for December 16, 2016 when Rogue One hits theaters!

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John Boyega Plays Pokémon Go On The Set Of Star Wars — And He's Not The Only Celeb Who's Obsessed…

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While fans are anxiously awaiting Star Wars: The Force Awakens' sequel, breakout star John Boyega has his mind on another craze — Pokémon!

People around the world have been obsessed with Pokémon Go and celebrities aren't immune from wanting to catch them all — apparently even while they're filming a MASSIVE blockbuster!

Boyega recently revealed to TechCrunch:

"I found a Pikachu at Pinewood Studios while filming Star Wars. I told EVERYBODY. ‘I got a Pikachu!' I was the most popular kid on set for like a day."

Ha!

Of course John isn't the first celeb to get hooked on the mobile game as Demi Lovato, Chrissy Teigen and several more celebs can't seem to get enough!

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