When working on new movies cast members are always sworn to secrecy, and are asked to sign non-disclosure agreements to protect industry secrets. Until premiere they must keep plot details, twists, and surprises close to their chests. “It helped me to play a spy,” says Diego Luna, star of the latest Star Wars film, Rogue One, in an interview with Yahoo, “because I had so much information, like my character, that I couldn’t share.”
While Luna was beginning to film, his two children joined him on set, spending two months watching the start of the movie making process. They’d hang out with the cast, and would watch their Dad at work. Luna admits that they’d talk about the movie, and about some of the content, trusting that information wouldn’t be passed on to the public.
While on a break from filming, Luna and his family took a trip to the beach. Relaxing in the pool with friends, Luna mentioned that he overheard his eight-year-old son, close by in the sea, spilling plot lines to a group of four teenager girls.
“I start swimming and I just listen [to him saying]: ‘Oh no, this film has no Jedis, just rebels.’ And I go: ‘Oh my god,'” he told Yahoo. Luna advised his son to be careful with movie information, and to keep the plot private before trailer release, but seemed proud of his son’s motives. “He did it for the right reasons right?” said Luna. “He was talking to the girls, and he got their attention,”
Luna stars in Rogue One as Cassian Andor who helps Jyn Erso [Felicity Jones] escape from Imperial captivity, bringing her to the Rebels. Rogue One is the prequel to the Star Wars Anthology series.
The film premiered in Los Angeles on December 10, 2016, and was released in the United States on December 16, 2016. Critics were complimentary of acting, action sequences, musical score, and the movie’s darker tone. Rogue One has grossed over $1 billion worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing film of 2016, after Captain America: Civil War.
Praise has been offered for the movie’s diverse leading cast; Felicity Jones, a Mexican actor stars as Luna, Chinese actors Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen play Baze Malbus – a freelance assassin and Chirrut Imwe – a blind Force sensitive fighter. British actor Riz Ahmed, who is of Pakistani heritage, joined the cast to play Bodhi Rook, a former Imperial cargo pilot.
NYPD Solves a High-Profile Turtlenapping
The New York City Police Department makes headlines every day, but it is not every day that the NYPD makes headlines for solving a turtle kidnapping case. But kudos go to the NYPD for solving the disappearance of a beloved resident of Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens, 100-year-old African spurred tortoise, Millennium.
A Century of Millennium at Alley Pond
Millennium could have been a youthful, 11-year-old turtle when the 655-acre Alley Pond Park was acquired by the City of New York in 1929. When Millennium found his, her, or its way to the park, the Alley Pond was the source of water that the town of Flushing used for, well, flushing. Millennium survived the construction of the Long Island Expressway across the park, the creation of a golf course, and the founding of the Alley Pond Environmental Center at 228-06 Northern Boulevard in Queens in 1972.
Or maybe Millennium wasn’t around for any of those events. Although Millennium undoubtedly weighs about 100 pounds, and is larger than many of the children who come to visit him every day the park is open, the turtle rescuers who found the intrepid animal believe he could be a mere 17 years old or possibly as much as 100 years old. Either way, visitors to the park regularly ask to see him. And that is how they learned he was missing.
A Shocking Tortoise Disappearance
When visitors asked to see Millennium on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Millennium was nowhere to be found. The attendants had no difficulty locating Millennium’s companion turtle Mini-Me, but even checks of video surveillance cameras showed no sign of the celebrity turtle. We think of tortoises as moving slowly, but actually they can move quickly, blending in with trees and grasses, so the park staff held out hope that Millennium might just be taking a little vacation looking for a different source of grass and grubs. But when there was no trace of Millennium the next day, they had no choice but to call the police. They were afraid they had a Code 597, abuse of an animal.
Millennium Returns from Connecticut
Fortunately, a Connecticut resident with a conscience made the reunion of Millennium with his young fans possible. And helped the police nab the turtlenappers’ accomplice Shawn Waters in the process.
Thirty-seven year old Shawn Waters loves turtles. He kept small turtles and other animals in the apartment he shared with his mother in Queens. On the afternoon of July 18, Waters was approached by two men who had cut a hole in the back of Millennium’s enclosure and absconded with the famous reptile. They made a deal with Waters to sell him the stolen turtle, and Waters started to take Millennium home in a stolen shopping cart. But no sooner did he have Millennium in his clutches than he realized his mother would never let him keep Millennium at home.
Waters hatched a plan to cover up his crime and get a smaller turtle his mother would approve. A man in Stamford, Connecticut had placed an ad on Craigslist to sell his musck turte. Waters struck a deal to swap reptiles and get $300 cash in the process. (Ordinarily, a turtle of Millennium’s 2 foot by 2-1/2 foot size and gentle watermelon-eating habits would have fetched about $2500, according to park officials.) Waters, who does not own a car, took a commuter train with Millennium to Connecticut, where he sealed the deal.
But by this time the police were checking turtle transactions on Craigslist. They located the buyer, who surrendered the turtle, which was returned safely to Alley Pond Park.
Waters was arrested and later sentenced to six months in jail at Rikers Island. His mother reports that he hopes to get his license to work as a security guard back when he gets out of jail.
Strange Sounds Coming From the Walls Reveal a HAUNTING Surprise to New Homeowners!
No matter where you are in the country, every town has a story about that house. You know the one. The house that looms above all, lending urban legends and stories to people in the community. Well, today, we are going to introduce you to a home in Germantown, Tennessee, as well as the mysterious sounds that emanated from its walls. Let’s dig in because this story is going to make you want to check your own walls!
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