News Nuggets: Watch the new teaser trailer today for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

The much-anticipated teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” debuts today in select theaters and on iTunes. The 88 seconds of footage will be for the seventh chapter of the “Star Wars” saga which will hit the big screen in December, 2015. The sequel is directed by J.J. Abrams and reunites original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher 30 years after “Return of the Jedi.” Newcomers include Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, John Boyega, and Daisy Ridley. The Wrap

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” is already off to a good start for the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Jennifer Lawrence sequel made $14.6 million on Wednesday alone, bringing the overall domestic take to $157.6 milion in its first week. Newcomer “Penguins of Madagascar” drew $6.3 million Wednesday and is expected to rack up $42 million by Sunday night. “Horrible Bosses 2” with Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis should make $35 million for the long weekend in its debut. Variety

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A new rundown discusses the 11 box office turkeys from 2014. It is topped by the Jason Reitman film “Men Women and Children” starring Adam Sandler, which has grossed only $705,908. Others include “Wish I Was Here” (Zach Braff), “Bad Words” (Jason Bateman), “Vampire Academy,” “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,” “Sabotage” (Arnold Schwarzenegger), “Winter’s Tale” (Will Smith), “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” (Bruce Willis), “I, Frankenstein,” “Transcendence” (Johnny Depp), and “Pompeii.” Several of these should be major Razzie Awards contenders this year. Huffington Post

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Watch as cast members from the upcoming Broadway musical “Finding Neverland” offer a special preview during ABC’s Thanksgiving Day coverage. The potential Tony Awards nominee stars Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, Kelsey Grammer, and Carolee Carmello. Opening night for the production about J.M. Barrie (“Peter Pan”) is April 15. Playbill

A funny new photo gallery recaps Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade from New York on Thursday. The snarky comments are about Mother Nature riding a flamingo, Oscar the Grouch, “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” Idina Menzel not singing “Let It Go,” Nick Jonas, Snoopy, and more. TV Line

Prolific author P.D. James dies in England at age 94. She was best known for her series of detective novels about Scotland Yard’s Adam Dagliesh. Another novel, “Children of Men,” became an Alfonso Cuaron film in 2006 starring Clive Owen. An adaptation of her book “Death Comes to Pemberley” recently aired on PBS. Deadline

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