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Woody Harrelson, star of the upcoming “Star Wars” film “Solo,” which explores the origins of Han Solo, gave fans a glimpse into his own origin story, featuring an unexpected guest star.

The veteran actor stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday to discuss the film and swap stories about his good buddy Willie Nelson when Kimmel asked about a different pal from Harrelson’s past.

After establishing that Harrelson attended Hanover College, Kimmel asked if he knew Vice President Mike Pence, who attended at the same time.

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Our job is to unleash the play. It's not just about your character or interaction with the other characters. There's an energy in all good plays which you have to find. And that is part and parcel of ensuring that an audience gets what it's about.

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Colton Haynes
Colton Haynes (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Looks like it’s true: Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham are getting a divorce after only six months of marriage.

Haynes, 29, filed papers Tuesday in Los Angeles, according to TMZ, which also reported last week that the couple had broken up. 

Reps for the “Arrow” actor did not immediately respond to an email seeking confirmation. 

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David Foster, left, and Katharine McPhee.
David Foster, left, and Katharine McPhee. (Evan Agostini / Associated Press)

Fashion’s biggest night turned into a night for celebs to take their rumored romances public.

During Monday’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala, several celebrity couples made a high-profile splash as they walked the ivory carpet clad in dramatic looks aligned with the exhibition’s “Heavenly Bodies” dress code.

Though many stars at the event were joined by the designers of their festive frocks, quite a few made a bigger statement. 

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Madonna, the ultimate Catholicism-as-high-fashion hipster, gave a surprise performance at Monday's Met Gala.
Madonna, the ultimate Catholicism-as-high-fashion hipster, gave a surprise performance at Monday's Met Gala. (Charles Sykes / Invision/Associated Press)

Taking Catholic iconography and making it fashion is old hat for Madonna.

So for Monday night’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”-themed Met Gala in New York, it’s unsurprising that the holy mother of pop took things to the next level.

Attendees were treated to a special performance by Madonna to close out the star-studded event. After changing out of her black Jean Paul Gaultier gown, the artist reappeared, face-hidden by a hooded monk’s robe.

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Actress Kirsten Dunst.
Actress Kirsten Dunst. (Autumn de Wilde / Rodarte)

It’s a boy for first-time mom Kirsten Dunst.

The “Fargo” star and her fiancé, costar and on-screen husband Jesse Plemons, have welcomed a healthy baby boy, according to the Associated Press. But additional details on his arrival were sparse.

And by sparse, we mean basically nonexistent. 

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When it comes to President Trump appearing on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” the host calls the chances of that happening “the classic hypothetical in that it’s never gonna happen.”

“I'm happy he hasn't been here,” Meyers said in an interview with Politico’s Off Topic on Tuesday. “There's this idea that there's a really good interview with him to be had on a late-night talk show. I don't think there is.”

There’d been a chance that Trump would come on “Late Night,” actually, after Meyers had run into the POTUS-to-be at the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live.” 

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Trevor Noah and "The Daily Show" took some creative license in depicting the special relationship between Trump and Giuliani.
Trevor Noah and "The Daily Show" took some creative license in depicting the special relationship between Trump and Giuliani. (Comedy Central)

It takes a lot to render a late-night host speechless, but former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani did just that with a media blitz that began last week and had many observers calling it mind-boggling.

On Monday night’s episode of “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah walked viewers through the last week’s run of television appearances by the newest member of President Trump’s legal team.

Of particular note was Giuliani’s claim that the president had knowledge and involvement with Michael Cohen’s hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, which Trump had previously denied.

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People pass by the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
People pass by the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Kim Yutani​, formerly senior programmer for the Sundance Film Festival, is now its director of programming, festival director John Cooper announced late Monday.

She will lead the festival’s curation of film, media and off-screen programming at the winter festival in Park City, Utah, as well as other year-round events supporting indie storytellers and their films. 

“Kim’s curatorial vision combines a voracious appetite for films across genres with a creative instinct for the work that will affect audiences and culture,” Cooper said in a staff memo. “She’ll now helm an incredibly talented team of curators and programmers, and I predict that our festival slates will further deepen and broaden the reach of independent artists and stories in fiction and nonfiction.”

Kim Yutani​ is the new director of programming for the Sundance Film Festival.
Kim Yutani​ is the new director of programming for the Sundance Film Festival. (Agnieszka Wojtuń / Sundance Film Institute)