Entertainment Link-Off: Happy Retail Therapy Day!

emma roberts allureIt’s the Christmas long weekend! By the time this post goes up, it should be boxing day already. Anyway, hope all the Lowdown readers are having a wonderful holiday season. Now let’s get to the links shall we? Kicking things off is Emma Robert’s latest shoot for Allure. Now suddenly I feel like watching Scream Queens since I missed out on the initial 13 episode run.

After the jump, Johnny Depp is severely overpaid, more Star Wars related news, less sexual violence for Game of Thrones, Jimmy Fallon is winning the late night battle and celebrate the 12 days of Deadpool with the brand new red-band trailer!

Given how badly Mortdecai flopped at the box office, it’s no surprise that Johnny Depp tops the most overpaid actor of 2015. (Forbes)

Novelization of films often includes a few extra details that provides better insight into the story. In the case of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it is no different. Here are a few things to take note of. Beware of spoilers! (Slashfilm)

The ending of the new Star Wars trilogy is not exactly set in stone. Co-writer of The Force Awakens, Lawrence Kasdan revealed that it is now in the hands of Rian Johnson and Colin Trevorrow in terms of where they will take the story despite being briefed on the general ideas of how it would end. (LA Times)

While early estimates indicated that The Force Awakens wasn’t going to beat Jurassic World’s global box office opening, turns out, the force was stronger than the dinos. (THR)

One of the main characters in The Force Awakens wasn’t meant to survive the whole movie but JJ Abrams had a change of heart. Can you guess who it might be? (GQ)

If you’re wondering how long you’ll have to wait for Avatar 2, then allow James Cameron to tell you his intended target release date is. (Montreal Gazette)

The viral marketing for Assassin’s Creed is amping up and there may be a hint as to when the trailer will be premiering. (Collider)

Looks like the producers are looking to change of the role of sexual violence in the new season of Game of Thrones. Wait, wasn’t that the main selling point of the show? (Forbes)

Kurt Russell confirms that he’s in the running for a mysterious role in Guardians of the Galaxy 2; however he hasn’t seen the first one yet and won’t commit to the project just yet. (Comic Book Movie)

A look at how the Simpons kinda predicted the future release of Star Wars and Alvin and the Chipmunks back in 2009… (Uproxx)

2015 has been a big year full of changes to late night TV. (Rolling Stone)

Speaking of late night shows. Jimmy Fallon is totally killing the competition. (THR)

Hey kids! The new red-band Deadpool trailer is here and it is brilliant!

Allow Stephen Colbert to explain Star Wars to the folks in China.

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