Harrison Ford hospitalized after Han injury - actually his ankle

Posted: June 13, 2014

EITHER THE Force wasn't with him or there was too much Force on his ankle, but Harrison Ford (a/k/a Han Solo) was airlifted and hospitalized after being injured on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII."

Disney said that Ford was being treated for an ankle injury that happened during filming yesterday. The "Star Wars" sequel is being filmed at Pinewood Studios, outside London.

The accident wasn't a stunt sequence, but involved the door of a spacecraft from the film. A local police report on the incident cited a "garage door" injuring a 71-year-old man, but didn't name Ford.

The Millennium Falcon is nearly 40 years old, what do you expect?

As for treatment, Han Solo plans to put Chewbacca in the microwave then wrap the ankle in warm fur.

Sinatra tops the chart

Ol' Blue Eyes may not be back, but he's bigger than ever.

According to theguardian.com, an analysis of Wikipedia led by Young-Ho Eom, of the University of Toulouse, has concluded that the most important person in the English-language world is . . .

Frank Sinatra.

He's the tops, as Cole Porter would say.

Sinatra edged out second-place finisher Michael Jackson and Pope Pius XII, who didn't have nearly as many hits as either of them.

Eom arrived at this somewhat surprising conclusion by using methods borrowed from Google to analyze Wikipedia pages and determine which individuals have the most important articles linking to them.

In analyzing Wikipedia sites in all languages, No.1 switched from Sinatra to Adolf Hitler, a definite come-down. Interestingly, Michael Jackson also finished second on the world list, followed by Madonna.

"Our analysis shows that most important historical figures across Wikipedia language editions are born in western countries after the 17th century, and are male," the study's authors wrote.

Tell us something we don't know, said women born in western countries after the 17th century.


* Pregnant Mila Kunis tells Marie Claire magazine that pregnancy has turned her into Jessica Rabbit.

"They're amazing!" Mila said about her growing breasts. "They've tripled in size. I was a 34A; now I'm a 36C. I'm so excited! I'm telling everyone I know, 'Go ahead, touch them!' "

USA Today reports that Robin Thicke has named his new album "Paula," after his estranged wife, Paula Patton.

That's either incredibly romantic or incredibly creepy.

Jake Gyllenhaal will make his Broadway debut later this year with a work by a playwright he's come to admire.

The Manhattan Theatre Club said yesterday that the "Brokeback Mountain" star will appear in Nick Payne's "Constellations," which has been a hit in London. Previews begin Dec. 16 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and will be directed by Michael Longhurst.

"Constellations" presents several permutations of a single relationship. In some scenarios, the couple lives happily together; in others, they don't even make it to a first kiss.

Neil Patrick Harris will leave the hit Broadway show "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and Andrew Rannells will slip into his old wigs.

Producers of the Tony Award-winning show said yesterday that Harris will play his final performance at the Belasco Theatre on Aug. 17. Rannells will take over Aug. 20.

Rannells earned a Tony nomination as an ever-smiling Mormon missionary in the debut cast of "The Book of Mormon." Now he'll play a German male transsexual rock singer in a tale of obsession, glam rock and a botched sex-change operation.

Ah, typecasting.

Kerry Washington stepped back into the spotlight for the first time since becoming a mom last month to accept an award from Women in Film.

The "Scandal" star, along with fellow actresses Cate Blanchett, Eva Longoria, Rose Byrne and "Frozen" writer-director Jennifer Lee, were honored by the nonprofit group Wednesday night for their career achievements.

Actress Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the dinner ceremony at the Century Plaza Hotel, in Los Angeles.

"Last year, Women in Film turned 40," Ellis Ross said, "so that makes us 34 on IMDB."

* The Recording Academy has made a number of changes to its rules, most notably allowing samples to be used on songs nominated in all Grammy songwriting categories, including the all-genre song of the year.

Previously, samples - snippets of previously recorded material or songs incorporated into a new work - had been allowed only in the Grammy Awards' best rap song category.

The academy also reorganized the gospel and contemporary Christian category, formalized the definition for the alternative music field and added a category for best American roots performance. The addition means 83 awards will be given at the 2015 Grammys, and it brings American roots into step with other major categories.

Just watch it if you step on American roots because you might end up with an ankle injury like Harrison Ford's.

- Daily News wire services

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