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‘Ahsoka’ casting news could mean a mind-blowing ‘Mandalorian’ Season 3 cameo

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Star Wars: Rebels is one of the greatest unfinished works of art in the Star Wars universe. The Clone Wars follow-up series introduces some instant classic characters, including plucky upstart Ezra Bridger and edgy Mandalorian Sabine Wren. But the series ended on an all-time cliffhanger, with Ezra and supervillain Grand Admiral Thrawn lost in space.

It seemed like that would be the last we see of the Rebels crew, but Ahsoka’s surprise appearance in The Mandalorian Season 2 put many fears to rest. After cornering a magistrate, she demands to know where Grand Admiral Thrawn is, reassuring fans that she’s still on the hunt for him and we’ll see the rest of her journey in her spin-off, Ahsoka.

Now, a recent casting announcement suggests that won’t be the only loose end Ahsoka will address.

With Ahsoka getting closer to production, we’re now getting the first casting announcements. According to Deadline, joining Rosario Dawson in the cast is Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren. Best known for playing Snow Vase in the straight-to-Netflix Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel and starring the criminally underseen Netflix original series The Society, Natasha Liu Bordizzo will bring Sabine’s signature wit and charm at Ahsoka several years after we’ve last seen the character in Rebels.

Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Helena in The Society. Netflix

What does this mean for Ahsoka? The reference to Thrawn in The Mandalorian Season 2 hinted at the series acting as a live-action sequel for Rebels, but the addition of Sabine in the Ahsoka cast confirms it. Sabine is the character most likely to join Ahsoka on her search and rescue mission; in fact, it’s surprising she didn’t debut alongside Ahsoka in the second season of The Mandalorian.

With rumors swirling surrounding Mena Massoud possibly portraying Ezra, this announcement hints that the show has begun casting and will follow up where Rebels left off, meaning an Ezra casting announcement may be coming soon.

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What’s more, Sabine’s live-action casting announcement could have implications beyond Ahsoka. Sabine Wren is famously a Mandalorian and even wielded the Darksaber at one point. This makes her a perfect fit for The Mandalorian.

Leaks for The Mandalorian Season 3 suggest up to 75 Mandalorians will appear. This would make for a perfect live-action debut for Sabine, especially considering The Mandalorian Season 3 will premiere before Ahsoka.

Regardless, this announcement confirms what fans have been wondering for years: We will, in fact, see the ending of Rebels we deserve. It will just look a lot different — and be a lot more real.

The Mandalorian is now streaming on Disney+.

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Selling Sunset’s Mary Fitzgerald Reveals ‘Release Date’ For Season 5

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Hands up if you’re anything like us and you’ve already hoovered up season four of Selling Sunset?

The long-anticipated new season of the hit Netflix property show dropped last week, and we’re already desperate to find out when we can see more drama from the Oppenheim Group.

And if hints by Mary Fitzgerald are anything to go by, we may not have too long to wait…

Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine programme, the realtor explained: “We have season five coming out, probably in March.

“We’re done filming, we have a couple of pickups when we get back and a couple of interviews still to do, but for the most part season five is done filming and it will be very, very good.

“Any questions, any ‘what’s going to happen,’ it’s going to be big.”

Mary also hinted that the upcoming series was set to be just as tempestuous as what we’ve just seen on screen.

“In season four a lot was going on which was shocking and dramatic and season five’s going to be the same,” she revealed.

Mary has teased when we will see season 5 (Credit: Netflix)
Mary has teased when we will see season 5 (Credit: Netflix)

Chrishell Stause also teased season five will be dropping on Netflix early in the new year.

Replying to a fan on Instagram, Chrishell revealed: “Season 5 won’t be too long of a wait! We just wrapped filming.”

Girls, don’t tease us like this!

Tyla has contacted Netflix for comment.

Chrishell has also teased when the show will hit Netflix (Credit: Instagram)
Chrishell has also teased when the show will hit Netflix (Credit: Instagram)

While we adored season 4, which saw the realtors at the Oppenheim Group become even more divided than ever before (and also featured the absolutely bonkers dog birthday party), there were lots of events that we were desperate to find out more about.

We were yet to see any of Chrishell’s shock romance with her boss, Jason Oppenheim, nor did we get any goss on Heather Rae Young’s wedding to Tarek El Moussa.

Fingers crossed season 5 really is coming soon, as we need our daily dose of goss ASAP.

Selling Sunset is available to watch on Netflix.

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Jeffrey Epstein took teen girl to meet Trump, accuser says

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Portrait of American financier Jeffrey Epstein (left) and real estate developer Donald Trump as they pose together at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, 1997.

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A woman who says she was sexually abused by late sex criminal and financier Jeffrey Epstein and British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell testified Wednesday that Epstein took her to meet Donald Trump at his Florida club when she was 14 years old.

The woman, in testimony at Maxwell’s federal sex crime trial, did not allege any improper conduct by Trump when she met him at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

Nor did the woman characterize what happened at that meeting, which she confirmed under cross-examination by Maxwell’s lawyer Laura Menninger in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

A spokeswoman for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Maxwell is charged with procuring the woman, who was testifying with the pseudonym “Jane,” and other then-underage girls to be sexually abused by Epstein, a money manager who for years socialized with Trump, former President Bill Clinton, Britain’s Prince Andrew, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and other wealthy and powerful people.

Jane is the first of those accusers to testify at the trial, which began Monday.

Her account of meeting Trump was described in an interview she gave federal investigators, which Menninger asked her about Wednesday.

“Mr. Epstein introduced you to Donald Trump, correct?” Menninger asked.

Jane replied, “Yes.”

Jane said Epstein took her to Mar-a-Lago in a dark green car.

Ghislaine Maxwell talks with her attorneys during her trial on charges of sex trafficking, in a courtroom sketch in New York City, November 30, 2021.

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Epstein died in August 2019 while in a Manhattan jail from what has been ruled a suicide by hanging while awaiting his own trial on federal child sex trafficking charges.

Epstein’s arrest occurred a month before his death.

Trump said at the time that he was no longer friends with Epstein, and that they had not spoken for up to 15 years.

“I’m not a fan of his,” Trump said then.

But they used to be chummy.

In 2002, Trump told New York magazine, “I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy.”

“He’s a lot of fun to be with,” Trump said then. “It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

The New York Times in 2019 reported that in 1992, a Florida businessman at Trump’s request had organized a “calendar girl” competition at Mar-a-Lago.

“I arranged to have some contestants fly in,” the businessman, George Houraney, told the Times.

“At the very first party, I said, ‘Who’s coming tonight? I have 28 girls coming.’ It was him [Trump] and Epstein.”

“I said, ‘Donald, this is supposed to be a party with V.I.P.s. You’re telling me it’s you and Epstein?'” Houraney recalled.

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