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“No one's ever really gone…”

That’s what Mark Hamill tweeted Wednesday on the first anniversary of Carrie Fisher’s death, echoing a line Luke Skywalker says to Leia Organa in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” 

An illustration of Fisher as Saint Carrie, holding her dog Gary with one hand and flipping the bird with the other, anchored a trio of pictures he included in the tweet, including pics of himself and Fisher at the beginning of their “Star Wars” careers together and at the end. 

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Paul Reiser, left, and Helen Hunt starred in "Mad About You."
Paul Reiser, left, and Helen Hunt starred in "Mad About You." (Michael Tighe / NBC)

Another classic sitcom might be returning just a week after rumors surfaced that NBC is eyeing a return to “The Office.”

TVLine reported Tuesday that Sony is in talks to reboot the 1990s comedy stylings of former NBC “Must-See-TV” fare “Mad About You.”

The sitcom, which centered around the marriage of Paul Buchman (Paul Reiser) and Jamie Buchman (Helen Hunt), originally debuted in 1992 and wrapped in 1999. 

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(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

What I want to do is spread manga and anime even further in the mainstream — but in the right way. There’s some adaptations from the past — I won’t name any names — where it kind of lost its way. When you’re making an adaptation, you have to make content for the fans, otherwise you’ll get something that won’t even be accepted by the mainstream.

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John Oliver, left, and Dustin Hoffman.
John Oliver, left, and Dustin Hoffman. (Charles Sykes / Associated Press, left; Evan Agostini / InVision / Associated Press, right)

John Oliver wanted his sexual-misconduct conversation with Dustin Hoffman to be something constructive. Alas, it wound up being something that simply made him “feel sad.” 

“I knew the stories were out there. I knew that there were a few more coming,” the “Last Week Tonight” host said on Britain’s “The Russell Howard Hour” just before the holiday. “So it felt unavoidable that we had to have a discussion about it.”

Hoffman and Oliver clashed in early December at an anniversary screening of Hoffman’s film “Wag the Dog.” Hoffman was defensive during a panel discussion Oliver moderated, denying he had done anything wrong and saying he had been found guilty simply because he’d been accused. 

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Mariah Carey is returning to the scene of her musical crime last year, when her disastrous live performance on New Year’s Eve seemed to perfectly sum up 2016.

ABC and Dick Clark Productions announced Friday that the multiplatinum superstar will perform again on “Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest” for a second consecutive year.

Carey joins the list of previously announced performers, including Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas and Sugarland.

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After skipping their annual Christmas card last year in the wake of Kim Kardashian being robbed at gunpoint, the Kardashian-Jenner family came back Advent-calendar style for 2017: They dropped 25 cards one at a time on the way to the big day. 

What started out as simply a picture of a pile of presents next to a Christmas tree ended with an image of nearly the whole family next to the same tree, with lots of little kids mixed in. Aww.

Each family member treated the one-per-day game differently on social media. 

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(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

There's a lot of us who are young British actors who this is our first experience of being in a show like this, and I think that bonds you in a certain way. I don't want it to become a kind of monster where it stops being personal. At the moment, it feels like a very close-knit family that we're part of.

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(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

I think careers have to change. If they don't, you have to. I have always admired the careers of Katharine Hepburn and Joanne Woodward, women who have had long careers. I have always wanted a long career, not just pounding it out. [My career] is not the end-all, be-all.

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Scene from "It's a Wonderful Life."
Scene from "It's a Wonderful Life." (RKO Pictures)

Yes, it’s been more than 70 years since James Stewart starred in the 1946 Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” But Frank Capra’s holiday fable centered on everyman George Bailey hasn’t lost its relevance. On Christmas Eve, during the film’s primetime airing on NBC, it was trending on Twitter thanks to the live tweeting of viewers from all sides of the political spectrum, and those who don’t want to think about politics at all over the holidays. (And for those on the West Coast wanting to join the conversation, the movie airs on NBC at 8 p.m.)

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In 2017, we needed entertainment more than ever — as both a way to make sense of the chaos going on in the world, and a salve and means of escape. Some of the highlights: Jordan Peele's indie darling "Get Out," which did blockbuster numbers at the box office ($175 million, to be exact) and ushered in a robust year for indie films ("Lady Bird"! "Three Billboards"! "The Big Sick"!). We saw “around the way girls” Tiffany Haddish and Cardi B defy the odds and conquer 2017 armed with big dreams and a killer sense of humor. And women in both titular and in supporting roles stole the show in the year's biggest blockbusters (we're looking at you, Gal Gadot and Kelly Marie Tran). Here are our picks for the biggest breakouts of the year.