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10 Magical Facts to Celebrate 25 Years of Aladdin

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10 Magical Facts to Celebrate 25 Years of Aladdin10 Magical Facts to Celebrate 25 Years of AladdinKurt Anthony11/24/2017 11:01:00 Am

Ah, Salaam and good evening to you, worthy friend. Please, please, come closer!

Released in theatres on November 25, 1992, today marks the 25th anniversary of Aladdin. Considered one of the founding films of the Disney Renaissance, Aladdin was Walt Disney Studio’s 31st animated feature film and ushered in a new era of classics.

Directed by famous Disney duo Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Moana) and featuring music by Disney Legends Alan Menken, Tim Rice, and Howard Ashman, you couldn’t have wished for a better team! Of course, we can’t forget the late Robin Williams as the voice of the eternally hilarious Genie; a role he was awarded a special honour for at the 1993 Golden Globes.

The film was an instant success. With a budget of $28M and
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Bernadette Peters to Replace Bette Midler in Broadway’s ‘Hello Dolly!’

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Bernadette Peters to Replace Bette Midler in Broadway’s ‘Hello Dolly!’
Tony winner Bernadette Peters will take over the title role in the sold-out revival of Jerry Herman’s “Hello, Dolly!” producer Scott Rudin announced Tuesday. Peters will begin performances on Jan. 20, 2018, taking over as matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi from Bette Midler, who earned rave reviews as well as a Tony for her performance in the musical. Midler’s final performance will be Jan. 14. “I’m absolutely thrilled to continue in the tradition of the incomparable Bette Midler, Carol Channing, and all of the other wonderful actresses who have played Dolly Levi, and I look forward to joining this wonderful company at.
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Kate McKinnon Shines as the New Ms. Frizzle on Netflix’s ‘The Magic School Bus’ Reboot — Watch the Trailer

Kate McKinnon Shines as the New Ms. Frizzle on Netflix’s ‘The Magic School Bus’ Reboot — Watch the Trailer
Ah, the mellifluous refrain of Lily Tomlin’s Ms. Frizzle warning: “Strap in, kids. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.” How many lazy afternoons were spent learning about the digestive tract from the inside of an intestine, or flying inside an exhaust pipe to fix a faulty engine and learn what a carburetor is? Now, it’s time for the next generation to surreptitiously learn about science at the urging of an eccentric, frizzy-haired teacher. Netflix released the first trailer for its reboot of “The Magic School Bus,” a beloved and educational kids’ show that ran for four seasons from 1994-1997 on PBS Kids, titled “The Magic School Bus Rides Again.”

Ms. Frizzle, originally voiced by Lily Tomlin, will now be played by Kate McKinnon, rightful heir to all things funny and wacky. The only thing missing in the passing of the baton is Ms. Frizzle’s signature frizzy hair,
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Kate McKinnon Shines as the New Ms. Frizzle on Netflix’s ‘The Magic School Bus’ Reboot — Watch the Trailer

Kate McKinnon Shines as the New Ms. Frizzle on Netflix’s ‘The Magic School Bus’ Reboot — Watch the Trailer
Ah, the mellifluous refrain of Lily Tomlin’s Ms. Frizzle warning: “Strap in, kids. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.” How many lazy afternoons were spent learning about the digestive tract from the inside of an intestine, or flying inside an exhaust pipe to fix a faulty engine and learn what a carburetor is? Now, it’s time for the next generation to surreptitiously learn about science at the urging of an eccentric, frizzy-haired teacher. Netflix released the first trailer for its reboot of “The Magic School Bus,” a beloved and educational kids’ show that ran for four seasons from 1994-1997 on PBS Kids, titled “The Magic School Bus Rides Again.”

Ms. Frizzle, originally voiced by Lily Tomlin, will now be played by Kate McKinnon, rightful heir to all things funny and wacky. The only thing missing in the passing of the baton is Ms. Frizzle’s signature frizzy hair,
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Superman and Metropolis Celebrate John Ostrander!

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So – where was I last weekend? I was in Metropolis, that’s where, down in the Southern tip of Illinois attending the 39th Annual Superman Celebration. Way back in 1972 the city got DC’s permission to call itself Superman’s home and later that year the Illinois legislature passed a resolution confirming it. By the late 70s, the city decided to capitalize on all this by staging an annual Superman Celebration on the second weekend in June, a festival for the Man of Steel. Damn good idea, I sez.

The Celebration includes media guests connected with Supes. This year it was Margot Kidder, Dean Cain, James Marsters, and Sarah Douglas… as well as a few of us comic book types. I was the featured writer about six years ago and it seems I didn’t burn too many bridges because they had me back again this year along with Jimmy Palmiotti,
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Watch Bette Midler Triumph Over Tony Awards Orchestra: ‘Shut That Crap Off!’ (Video)

Watch Bette Midler Triumph Over Tony Awards Orchestra: ‘Shut That Crap Off!’ (Video)
Bette Midler proved why she’s called the Divine Miss M, delivering an epic speech to accept the Tony Award Sunday for her star turn in the Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!” — and stubbornly refusing to leave the stage until she was good and ready. In her four-minute-plus oration, she thanked the actors and creative team in the hit musical production as well as former teachers and actresses who previously played her role, from Carol Channing to Pearl Bailey. But as the orchestra struck up “There’s No Business Like Show Business” hoping to usher her from the stage, Midler was having.
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Johnny Depp Reveals Strangest Place He's 'Hooked Up With Someone' and His Favorite Co-Star Kiss

Johnny Depp Reveals Strangest Place He's 'Hooked Up With Someone' and His Favorite Co-Star Kiss
Ellen DeGeneres can't tell if Johnny Depp is being serious when she puts him in the hot seat.

The 53-year-old actor appears on Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and while he answers all the host's personal -- sometimes embarrassing -- questions, he does so with a bravado that makes it seem as if he's just making stuff up.

Exclusive: Johnny Depp Says He Would Tell His Younger Self to 'Get Out of This Business Immediately'

When DeGeneres asks what his favorite body part is, Depp says he likes the back of his head, then claims that he likes his shoes, joking that they are surgically attached to his feet. The daytime TV host follows up by inquiring if Depp likes his "a**," to which he replies, "I accept it."

Up next, DeGeneres asks what the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales star's favorite curse word is, and he quickly
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Don Rickles Dies at 90: Jimmy Kimmel, Bob Newhart and More Stars Pay Tribute

Don Rickles Dies at 90: Jimmy Kimmel, Bob Newhart and More Stars Pay Tribute
Don Rickles' fans, friends and peers have been expressing their condolences after hearing news of the comedian's death.

Et confirmed that Rickles died on Thursday morning in his Los Angeles home from kidney failure. He was 90.

Photos: Stars We've Lost In Recent Years

Rickles' impact on the comedy and entertainment industry was certainly felt as celebrities have been posting tributes to the late comedian since learning of his death. Here's a look at what the stars are sharing in remembrance of Rickles:

Bob and Ginnie Newhart: "He was called 'The Merchant of Venom,' but in truth, he was one of the kindest, caring and most sensitive human beings we have ever known. We are devastated and our world will never be the same. We were totally unprepared for this."

Jim Carrey: "Don once begged me for a couple of bucks then told me to twist myself into a pretzel. Ego slayer
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Mindy Newell: “Flash” Dance

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I grew up on Broadway musicals. Once upon a time when going to see a show on Broadway didn’t cost you your mortgage plus the life of your first-born, my mom and dad were avid theatergoers. They saw the original production of South Pacific with Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, the original production of Camelot with Richard Burton and Julie Andrews and Robert Goulet, and the original production of The King and I with Gertrude Lawrence and a then little-known Yul Brynner.

When they were still dating they went into town to see Oklahoma! Over the years they saw Carousel, and Brigadoon, and Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews in My Fair Lady, and Zero Mostel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly!, and the original West Side Story with Carol Lawrence and Larry Kert. My father fell asleep at Cats and my mother said she
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Hello, Bette! See the First Photo of Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! Broadway Revival

Hello, Bette! See the First Photo of Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! Broadway Revival
Bette Midler is the lady in red!

The legendary actress is starring in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! as she steps into the titular role of Dolly Gallagher Levi. The musical starts preview performances on March 15, with opening night set for April 20 at the Shubert Theatre.

The musical follows Dolly as a widow in her middle years who has decided to begin her life again.

Midler last hit Broadway for the hit one-woman play I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers in 2013. She made her Broadway debut in Fiddler on the Roof in 1966 and went on
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Watch: Maya Angelou’s Son Weeps Recalling Heartbreak His Mother Felt Losing Role to Pearl Bailey

Watch: Maya Angelou’s Son Weeps Recalling Heartbreak His Mother Felt Losing Role to Pearl Bailey
It’s hard to think of Maya Angelou as anything other than the symbol of strength she portrayed in her award-winning autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. But before it’s publication in 1969, the late poet was a single mother struggling to find work to support her son.

In an exclusive clip from American MastersMaya Angelou: And Still I Rise, the first documentary feature about her life, Angelou’s son Guy Johnson gets emotional remembering one particular hardship she experienced at the arms of Emmy-winning actress Pearl Bailey.

The year was 1967, and Hello Dolly! — one of
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Exclusive: Tuesdays With Donna Murphy in ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Exclusive: Tuesdays With Donna Murphy in ‘Hello, Dolly!’
Seven shows a week, Bette Midler will play Dolly Gallagher Levi in the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theatre starting March 15. (The show opens on April 20.)

On June 13, an eighth show on Tuesdays will be added, with Tony Award winner Donna Murphy stepping into the role originated by Carol Channing on Broadway in 1964, made famous onscreen by Barbra Streisand in 1969 and revived by Midler in 2017.

“I’ve never really done anything quite like this,” Murphy tells Et.

To clarify, she’s not serving as Midler’s understudy. “I am not someone who will go if [Midler] is not feeling well in an emergency situation,” she says. Instead, she is Midler’s Tuesday-night alternate, performing alongside the production’s other stars, David Hyde Pierce, Kate Baldwin and Gavin Creel. In addition to Tuesdays, the Broadway veteran will also step in during Midler’s scheduled vacation.

More: 2017 Spring Theater Preview

“This is very unusual. We thought
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The Making of The Mary Tyler Moore Show: How the Late Actress Found — and Shaped — Her Iconic Role

The Making of The Mary Tyler Moore Show: How the Late Actress Found — and Shaped — Her Iconic Role
Mary Tyler Moore, who died Wednesday at the age of 80, became a feminist icon with her hit 1970 sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. As Mary Richards, Moore was the unthinkable — a single career woman on television, out to “make it on her own” (as the show’s iconic theme song described), without the help of a man.

It was a progressive concept that marked a shift in popular and political culture — and would go on to influence a generation of women, including Oprah Winfrey, and inspire them to visualized a world for themselves outside of simply being a wife and homemaker.
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Mary Tyler Moore Dies: Robert Redford, Carol Burnett and More Stars Mourn the TV Icon's Death

Mary Tyler Moore Dies: Robert Redford, Carol Burnett and More Stars Mourn the TV Icon's Death
Hollywood lost one of its greatest icons on Wednesday.

Mary Tyler Moore, who most notably starred in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show, died in Greenwich, Connecticut, of cardiopulmonary arrest after contracting pneumonia, Moore's rep confirms to Et. She was 80.

All over social media, messages of love and condolences have poured in honoring the beloved actress.

Watch: Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80

"There are no words. She was The Best!" Moore's longtime friend and co-star Dick Van Dyke tweeted. "We always said that we changed each other's lives for the better."

Ed Asner, Moore's TV boss on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, tweeted, "#marytylermoore my heart goes out to you and your family. Know that I love you and believe in your strength."

Robert Redford honored Moore in a statement to Et, writing, "Mary's energy, spirit and talent created a new bright spot in the television landscape and she will be very
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Mary Tyler Moore, TV Icon, Dies at 80

Mary Tyler Moore, TV Icon, Dies at 80
Television great Mary Tyler Moore, the beloved star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died Wednesday in Connecticut, her publicist confirmed. She was 80.

“Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine,” read the statement from Mara Buxbaum, her longtime rep. “A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”

The vivacious brunette performer transformed the image of women on television first as Van Dyke’s sexy, vulnerable wife Laura Petrie and then as single career girl Mary Richards in her own series. Her work in the two series brought Moore five Emmy Awards, in 1965, 1966, 1973, 1974 and 1976. She won another Emmy for 1993 TV special “Stolen Babies.”

Moore
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Mary Tyler Moore, TV Icon, Dies at 80

Mary Tyler Moore, TV Icon, Dies at 80
Television great Mary Tyler Moore, the beloved star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died Wednesday in Connecticut, her publicist confirmed. She was 80.

“Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine,” read the statement from Mara Buxbaum, her longtime rep. “A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”

The vivacious brunette performer transformed the image of women on television first as Van Dyke’s sexy, vulnerable wife Laura Petrie and then as single career girl Mary Richards in her own series. Her work in the two series brought Moore five Emmy Awards, in 1965, 1966, 1973, 1974 and 1976. She won another Emmy for 1993 TV special “Stolen Babies.
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Paula Dell, Pioneering Hollywood Stuntwoman, Dies at 90

Paula Dell, Pioneering Hollywood Stuntwoman, Dies at 90
Paula Dell, a breathtaking Hollywood stuntwoman and acrobat who worked on such films and television shows as Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Towering Inferno and Charlie's Angels, has died. She was 90.

Dell died Monday at her longtime home in Santa Monica, her family announced.

The 5-foot-2 Dell, who was a Queen of Muscle Beach and a performer with the Dewayne Bros. Circus, was shot out of a cannon onto a stage as a double for the much-taller Carol Channing in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967).

"When you are going through the air, your height doesn't matter," she said in...
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Paula Dell, Pioneering Hollywood Stuntwoman, Dies at 90

Paula Dell, a breathtaking Hollywood stuntwoman and acrobat who worked on such films and television shows as Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Towering Inferno and Charlie's Angels, has died. She was 90.

Dell died Monday at her longtime home in Santa Monica, her family announced.

The 5-foot-2 Dell, who was a Queen of Muscle Beach and a performer with the Dewayne Bros. Circus, was shot out of a cannon onto a stage as a double for the much-taller Carol Channing in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967).

"When you are going through the air, your height doesn't matter," she said in...
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Stars Pay Tribute to Debbie Reynolds, Hollywood Icon and Carrie Fisher’s Mom

Stars Pay Tribute to Debbie Reynolds, Hollywood Icon and Carrie Fisher’s Mom
There’s been an outpouring of grief on the web as celebrities pay tribute to Debbie Reynolds, Hollywood icon and mother of Carrie Fisher. Reynolds died Wednesday afternoon, one day after her daughter passed away at the age of 60. She was 84.

A talented singer and actress, Reynolds appeared in many movies and stage productions spanning decades. She is survived by a son Todd and her granddaughter Billie.

Younger audiences will remember Reynolds as Grace Adler’s showbiz mom from “Will & Grace.”

Close friend Carol Channing wrote: “She was beautiful and generous. It seems like only yesterday she was having lunch here at the house and we were discussing

the possibility of working together in a new show. I have such fond memories of appearing with her here at the McCallum Theater in Palm Springs. So many laughs. My prayers go out to the family. She will be missed.”

Added Reynolds
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Celebrities React to Debbie Reynolds' Death

Celebrities React to Debbie Reynolds' Death
Just one day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds has died, her son Todd Fisher confirms to Et. 

The 84-year-old actress was hospitalized on Wednesday after suffering a possible stroke at her family's compound in Beverly Hills, California. Reynolds died later that day at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. 

Related: Debbie Reynolds Hospitalized

Stars immediately express their shock and send their prayers to Reynolds' family throughout this difficult time. 

"She was beautiful and generous. It seems like only yesterday she was having lunch here at the house and we were discussing the possibility of working together in a new show. I have such fond memories of appearing with her here at the McCallum in Palm Springs. So many laughs," Reynolds' friend Carol Channing said in a statement to Et. "My prayers go out to her family. She will be missed." 

"I was blessed to work with this remarkable woman for 45 almost 50 years. That makes for
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