Star Wars The Force Awakens – The Force Of Change

I’m really excited and looking forward to the release of ‘Star Wars- The Force Awakens’ on December 18th 2015 in the USA, just in time for Christmas! Over the past year we saw many first pictures from set, several trailers, and during the last San Diego Comic Con the following behind the scenes reel was shown:

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Comic-Con 2015 Reel on Disney Video

The plot is described on IMDb as a continuation of the saga, set thirty years after the last episode “Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire’s world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.”

Star Wars The Force Awakens movie poster

Star Wars The Force Awakens movie poster

In 2014 Disney decided to join forces with UNICEF by committing $ 1 million to launch Force For Change. The recap of that campaign can be found on Star Wars web site : “In 2014, we decided to partner with one of the world’s biggest forces for change – UNICEF. UNICEF is a driving force that puts children first, helping them to survive and thrive around the world. We’re proud that in 2014, the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative raised over $4.2 million dollars that will support UNICEF’s innovative and lifesaving work. Disney also committed $1 million to launch the initiative. UNICEF has a network of 12 Innovation Labs that are creating sustainable solutions to critical issues facing children around the world in the areas of child protection, nutrition, water, health, sanitation, and education. Our partnership with UNICEF supports programs that engage and empower youth around the world. Here are some of the results UNICEF has already delivered for children through programs which have been supported by Star Wars: Force for Change”

UNICEF support in Indonesia

UNICEF support in Indonesia

Working together with Omaze they collected donations for UNICEF for a chance for one lucky winner & a friend to shoot a scene for Star Wars Episode VII, be J.J. Abrahms’ VIP guest on set in London, including flight and hotel for two.

D.C. Barns the lucky winner!

D.C. Barnes Force For Change Winner

I applaud Disney and Omaze for working together to help UNICEF in their effort to support children worldwide, and all the excited Star Wars fans that made a donation. Please see the video below of D.C. Barns receiving his surprise win.

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Star Wars: Force For Change Winner Reveal on Disney Video

Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Divorce: Why Are We So Obsessed About This Former Couple?

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorce

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner shocked — or maybe not — many with the announcement of their impending divorce. So why can’t we just let them be?

The word celebrity is at the center of this phenomenon. Some like to follow their favorite stars’ private lives, as well as their career and when two of them get married, well, the attention increases tenfold.

This is the case with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s divorce. ‘Say it ain’t so’ is what most people thought when they first heard the official news, which came from Bennifer — as the couple was known prior to the sad news. Now everyone wants to know what happened. Did he cheat? Did she? Or did they just could not overcome their differences.

Actors have tough lives. No, we shouldn’t feel sorry for them, but let’s face it, it’s not easy. Traveling all over the world pretending to be someone else, while making millions, sounds glamorous, but it can be brutal on relationships and that’s probably be why most don’t last sadly.

Before the announcement, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner seemed to have it all. Looks, fame, and a beautiful family to be proud of. He is an Oscar-winning director (Argo) and established actor. She is not bad either, with her own fortune. A beautiful couple who appeared to be happy as well.

There were increasing rumors that trouble was in the horizon and that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were divorcing or separating. Moving trucks were seen at their home, but they dismissed the talk saying that they were remodeling. Well, it ended up being not true.

We’re not sure what led them to make a public announcement on their troubles, perhaps the intense scrutiny. However, it must feel like a relief to finally have it out there and hopefully they get the privacy they need to deal with the heartbreaking breakup.

Over the weekend, some photos surfaced showing Affleck — who is still wearing his wedding ring — and Garner having a serious talk while on a family vacation in the Bahamas. They have resolved to live together for the sake of their young children, Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3. This is a new trend for Hollywood couples and was highly publicizes when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin “consciously uncoupled.”

Affleck won’t have much time to brood, as he is scheduled to be part of the Warner Bros. panel at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con starting on July 9. Jennifer is said to be filming a new movie Miracles From Heaven, according to E! and that will probably help her, during this difficult time.

Nobody knows what resulted in Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s divorce announcement, but whatever the case, we should all remember that these are two people, just like the rest of us, who unfortunately have to deal with personal problems while in the public eye. We wish them both the best.

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