5 Lunchtime Links: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer to premiere tonight and more

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People dressed as Stormtroopers parade during a campaign of the Star Wars "The Force Awakens" film at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
People dressed as Stormtroopers parade during a campaign of the Star Wars "The Force Awakens" film at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

People dressed as Stormtroopers parade during a campaign of the Star Wars “The Force Awakens” film at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

1. New “Star Wars” trailer to premiere tonight.

The trailer for the latest installment in the Star Wars film series “The Force Awakens” will premiere tonight during halftime of ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” Giants vs. Eagles game. Immediately following the trailer tickets for the premiere will go on sale.

2. Bernie Sanders says he’ll use Larry David at next rally following “Saturday Night Live” skit.

If you paused after hearing Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders speak for the first time and scanned your brain for who exactly he reminds you of, you weren’t alone. SNL hit the nail on the balding-head when they cast billionaire curmudgeon and “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David to play Sanders in the show’s parody of the first Democratic debate. Referencing a joke made in the skit, Sanders said he does in fact have an “ample supply” of underwear. Watch David’s impersonation in the video below.

3. Shiner Fun Fun Fun Fest cans now available outside of festival.

Just as in years past, Shiner Bock has debuted specially designed Fun Fun Fun Fest beer cans, but no longer will you have to actually attend the festival to get your hands on one. The cans will be available at any bar or store where Shiner is sold, starting first with the Mohawk. Designed by Austin brand development agency McGarrah Jessee, the cans will be available at the Mohawk starting today.

4. Bride’s family donates $35,000 meal to homeless after groom backs out of wedding.

One bride turned heartbreak into an opportunity to feed dozens of homeless people when she donated her reception meal, intended for 120 guests, to Sacramento families in need after her husband-to-be backed out of the wedding. On the menu: Salmon, tri-tip and gnocchi among other lavish entrees.

5. Oprah buys $43.2 million stake in Weight Watchers, shares nearly double.

Oprah Winfrey added an expensive item to her “favorite things” list when she paid $43.2 million for a 10 percent stake in weight loss assistant company Weight Watchers, causing shares to nearly double Monday. Prior the announcement the company’s shares had been down 73 percent for the year. Winfrey will also serve as a new spokesperson for the company, using its products and program to lose weight herself.


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