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October 11, 2010 | AFP
"Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher admitted Monday to taking cocaine on the set of "The Empire Strikes Back", saying she didn't even like the drug but was intent on getting high. The Princess Leia actress, now 53, said her life had been defined by addiction, with stints in psychiatric hospitals and rehab clinics -- even the emergency room with an overdose. "We did cocaine on the set of 'Empire', in the ice planet," Fisher told Australian newswire AAP, referring to the setting of the second film in the original "Star Wars" trilogy.
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July 30, 2012 | By Greg Braxton
One of the pivotal highlights in the first season of Showtime's "Homeland" was an episode in which Carrie, an emotionally troubled  CIA agent, and Brody, a returning POW who Carrie suspects may be a terrorist, have a romantic interlude in a secluded cabin. Their encounter has disastrous consequences, and that relationship will again be addressed in the upcoming season of the drama, which starts Sept. 30. Claire Danes, who plays Carrie, and Damian Lewis, who plays Brody, both said they were looking forward to the further exploration of that relationship.
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December 24, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Carrie Fisher has done an excellent job of reinventing herself as ... Carrie Fisher, evolving from ingenue actress and geek pinup to salty, tell-it-like-it-is writer and humorist. And as Just Carrie Fisher she has a lot to say, mostly about her odd but compelling life, and enough to add a Part 2 to her memoirs. "Shockaholic" follows 2009's "Wishful Drinking," a bestseller that Fisher also turned into a one-woman show. The title is a clue to the reason Fisher says she wrote the book; a few years ago she started undergoing electroconvulsive therapy to treat depression.
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January 22, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
At 79, Debbie Reynolds is unsinkable. She returns to the big screen as dotty Grandma Mazur in the Katherine Heigl comedy "One for the Money," opening Friday, and maintains a busy performing schedule. At her cozy Beverly Hills home, she talked about her famous family and historic Hollywood memorabilia collection, which she partly liquidated in two auctions last year. Who's this? This is Dwight. This is Carrie's dog. I'm the grandma. I'm a grandma in every way. I'm Grandma Mazur, I'm Grandma Reynolds.
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August 24, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
"Star Wars" star Carrie Fisher, who has lost 50 pounds on the Jenny Craig diet plan in just nine months, had people buzzing on Thursday morning when she told the "Today" show's Ann Curry that her new body made her "want to get into the metal bikini and just walk around the house like an idiot. Answer the doorbell: 'What is it? This old thing?' "   Yes, Jabba, THAT bikini . The 54-year-old Fisher, who's a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig , weighed 180 pounds at her heaviest and is 130 pounds now . Since she's just over 5 feet tall, that means she now has a body mass index of about 24 -- within the "normal" range.  At 180, her BMI would have been around 34, firmly in the "obese" range.
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August 13, 1995 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Carrie Fisher: The Hollywood Family," premiering Sunday on A&E, is a darkly comic expose of life in Tinseltown from the viewpoint of a denizen who lived and survived many of its extremes. Fisher, an actress-turned-best-selling author ("Postcards From the Edge," "Surrender the Pink"), wrote and is host of the two-hour documentary produced by A&E and the BBC.
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July 31, 1987 | NIKKI FINKE, Times Staff Writer
The photographer scouting locations stops in front of a beer stall in the center of the Farmers Market. Would Carrie Fisher mind posing on a bar stool? Or would that be, uh, bad for her image? "Bad for my image?" the 30-year-old actress-turned-author echoes incredulously, her voice so loud that everyone standing or sitting nearby starts to stare.
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December 4, 2008 | Matthew DeBord, Matthew DeBord is a writer in Los Angeles.
As Carrie Fisher explains it early in this brisk, entertaining adaptation of her 2006 one-woman stage show, she had famous parents. Debbie Reynolds was the beloved star of "Singin' in the Rain" who possessed a vast storehouse of clothing in her Beverly Hills closet and could always be relied upon to transform herself into a movie star before her astonished children's eyes.
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September 7, 1990 | IRENE LACHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carrie Fisher is getting high. Not, mind you, on Percodan, Fisher's nasty drug of choice in headier, darker days. Right now, her vehicle for getting a buzz on is, well, a vehicle, a majestic black BMW to be exact. It is flying down Coldwater Canyon Boulevard, Fisher at the helm, on a particularly glorious day in Los Angeles. There is no fog anywhere, and even the smog is detectable only in a faint burn at the back of the throat.
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March 20, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carrie Fisher is very much in the public eye these days thanks to the enormous box-office success of the re-release of the "Star Wars" trilogy. But Fisher's Princess Leia days are far behind her. These days, Fisher, 40, is concentrating more on her writing career. She's penned three funny novels, including the best-selling "Postcards From the Edge" and "Surrender the Pink," as well as the screenplay for the acclaimed 1990 film version of "Postcards."
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December 24, 2011
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December 24, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Carrie Fisher has done an excellent job of reinventing herself as ... Carrie Fisher, evolving from ingenue actress and geek pinup to salty, tell-it-like-it-is writer and humorist. And as Just Carrie Fisher she has a lot to say, mostly about her odd but compelling life, and enough to add a Part 2 to her memoirs. "Shockaholic" follows 2009's "Wishful Drinking," a bestseller that Fisher also turned into a one-woman show. The title is a clue to the reason Fisher says she wrote the book; a few years ago she started undergoing electroconvulsive therapy to treat depression.
NEWS
August 24, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
"Star Wars" star Carrie Fisher, who has lost 50 pounds on the Jenny Craig diet plan in just nine months, had people buzzing on Thursday morning when she told the "Today" show's Ann Curry that her new body made her "want to get into the metal bikini and just walk around the house like an idiot. Answer the doorbell: 'What is it? This old thing?' "   Yes, Jabba, THAT bikini . The 54-year-old Fisher, who's a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig , weighed 180 pounds at her heaviest and is 130 pounds now . Since she's just over 5 feet tall, that means she now has a body mass index of about 24 -- within the "normal" range.  At 180, her BMI would have been around 34, firmly in the "obese" range.
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December 12, 2010 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Carrie Fisher takes on the scandalous breakup of her parents' marriage, when her father, Eddie Fisher, left her mother, Debbie Reynolds, for Elizabeth Taylor; her erstwhile marriage to Paul Simon, her turn as Princess Leia in "Star Wars" and its continuing ripples and much more in her savagely witty one-woman Broadway play, "Wishful Drinking," which comes to HBO on Sunday at 9 p.m. The special includes archival footage from Fisher's colorful life....
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December 11, 2010 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Carrie Fisher played Princess Leia Organa in the first three "Star Wars" movies. You know it, and she knows it, and she knows you know it, and that will bind you as long as you both shall live. Possibly you also know that she is the daughter of the actress Debbie Reynolds, and less probably you may know that she is the daughter of the singer Eddie Fisher, because you are less likely to know who Eddie Fisher was, as much of a pop star as he was in his day. "If my life wasn't funny it would just be true ?
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October 11, 2010 | AFP
"Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher admitted Monday to taking cocaine on the set of "The Empire Strikes Back", saying she didn't even like the drug but was intent on getting high. The Princess Leia actress, now 53, said her life had been defined by addiction, with stints in psychiatric hospitals and rehab clinics -- even the emergency room with an overdose. "We did cocaine on the set of 'Empire', in the ice planet," Fisher told Australian newswire AAP, referring to the setting of the second film in the original "Star Wars" trilogy.
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January 25, 2004 | Mimi Avins, Times Staff Writer
It would be hard to call Carrie Fisher's new novel fiction and maintain a straight face. She characterizes it as "based on a truant's story," since it chronicles the time when she was absent from reality without permission. Please excuse Carrie. Flash floods, seismic disturbances and electrical storms inside her head made it impossible for her to attend life. Thank you. "It's faction," she says. "I don't want to be coy and say I wrote about someone else's experience in the mental hospital.
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September 23, 1990 | Deanne Stillman, Stillman is the author of several books, including the memoir "Getting Back at Dad" (Wideview). She currently is writing a "Movie of the Week" about a father-daughter reunion for Hearst Entertainment.
"Surrender the Pink" is about Dinah Kaufman, soap-opera writer, human catalogue of one-liners, and daughter of divorce. Her painful history with an absentee father has rendered the grown-up Dinah a woman who gets an erotic kick out of the unavailable man. In this novel, her emotional resume is played out against her attempt to get back with her ex-husband, who is now not just emotionally absent but also geographically out of reach in a love shack on the East Coast.
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December 4, 2008 | Matthew DeBord, Matthew DeBord is a writer in Los Angeles.
As Carrie Fisher explains it early in this brisk, entertaining adaptation of her 2006 one-woman stage show, she had famous parents. Debbie Reynolds was the beloved star of "Singin' in the Rain" who possessed a vast storehouse of clothing in her Beverly Hills closet and could always be relied upon to transform herself into a movie star before her astonished children's eyes.
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May 27, 2007 | Choire Sicha, Special to The Times
EARLIER this month, Carrie Fisher went out to New York for the upfronts -- that's when the TV networks trot out their new programs. Unfortunately, she brought along a flu she got from her daughter, 14. She serves as a judge on Fox's reality series "The Lot," a boot camp/competition for aspiring filmmakers. She's also written a number of books, the latest of which, "The Best Awful," will allegedly be an HBO miniseries starring Meg Ryan. What did you learn at the upfronts?
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