From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking about using #InstantIndex or email us at ABC.WorldNews@abc.com and they could appear on World News.
Return of the Leia
Today, Carrie Fisher confirmed that she would reprise her role as Princess Leia in the new “Star Wars” films. Fisher joked that Leia now lives in a “intergalactic old folks home” and is just “slow and less inclined to be up for the big battle.” The first new “Star Wars” film is due out in 2015.
Other iPhone Names
It’s been revealed that the iPhone nearly had a different name. A competitor had trademarked the name iPhone so Steve Jobs and his team drew up a list of alternatives. No. 1 on the list was Mobi, short for “mobile.” Eventually, Apple cut a deal and the iPhone was born.
Valerie Harper Has Brain Cancer
Valerie Harper, who brought Rhoda Morgenstern to life on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and later on “Rhoda,” announced today that she has been diagnosed with a rare form of terminal brain cancer. Doctors say she has three months to live.