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A classic fairy tale is brought back to life this month with the release of Disney's new live-action Cinderella movie. Downton Abbey's Lily James is the latest star to become a Disney Princess, donning the glass slippers to take on the title role for director Kenneth Branagh.
Though Cinderella is very much a princess in the traditional mould, the ever-expanding Disney tendrils mean that new female characters are being inducted into the studio's roster all the time. The House of Mouse now owns Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar, and when you add the studio's Touchstone Pictures arm into the mix there's a wealth of memorable movies out there.
Everyone knows about Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora and the rest, but Digital Spy wants to highlight those who are part of the extended Disney Princess family. Read on to see our alternative choices below...
1. Princess Leia (Star Wars)
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Since I started compiling Outrage Watch -- HitFix's "(almost) daily rundown of all the thing folks are peeved about in entertainment" -- I've never been faced with a shortage of things to write about. There's a lot of anger out there! At times so much that it can feel overwhelming. Other times, I just have to laugh at the sheer inanity of the things people manage to work themselves up over. Of the stories I highlight, I would say a good 75 percent represent examples of righteous outrage -- i.e. scorn directed at legitimate targets. And the other 25? The phrase "pick your battles" comes to mind here, and indeed, sometimes it seems the level of anger is blown out of all proportion to the target in question. As we look back on the winter of 2015, below you can find my roundup of 13 of the wackiest, most overblown controversies of the year so far. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Cookie's takeover continues! Empire's Taraji P. Henson is heading to Saturday Night Live this April for hosting duties. This will be her first time taking the SNL stage. Joining the Oscar nominee as musical guest is Mumford & Sons. This will be the band's second time on the show. Henson's episode is scheduled to air Apr. 11. But before Cookie Lyon takes on Studio 8H, Michael Keaton will give it a go. The Oscar-nominated star of Birdman will host for the third time on Apr. 4. Carly Rae Jepsen will make her musical guest debut during Keaton's outing as host. Previous hosts this season include Chris Pratt, Bill Hader, Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, Amy Adams, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. Henson is »
The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.
But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?
Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.
After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.
She’s the comic who announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer live onstage and, when she had recovered, performed topless. It’s no wonder Notaro has such a strong bond with her audience
Tig Notaro is in the prime of her career. A documentary about her life, called Tig, premiered at Sundance; her autobiography is out next year; she’s a regular on This American Life; and her comic collaborators include Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer. Her personal life, though, has been much tougher. Notaro is only 43 but in one four-month period three years ago had to deal with bereavement, the breakup of a relationship and a life-threatening illness.
- Alex Needham in Austin
Read More: Here Are the 10 Films That Inspired 'Mad Men,' As Picked by Matthew Weiner "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner has hopped aboard his Carousel to provide fans of the series a nostalgic look at prominent scenes from seasons past. Responding to requests submitted via Facebook, Weiner explains the origins of five fan favorite moments with such telling titles as The Lawnmower, Peggy Quits, Lane Punches Pete, Pete Chucks Dinner and Bert Serenades Don. If you're curious if watching Peggy finally leave Don will still get you choked up, the answer is a resounding yes. Watch the clips below and tide yourself over until "Mad Men" returns for one final season on Sunday, April 5 at 10pm. Read More: 7 Lines from 'Mad Men' Season 7 to Get You Ready for the End Read More: Watch: Gary Oldman, David O. Russell, Sarah Silverman And More Profess Their 'Mad Men »
- David Ballard
The comedy world was recently rocked with the news that 30 year old comedian Harris Wittels was found dead in his house. Many comedic performers who had worked with Wittels paid tribute to him in the ensuing days, with fans also feeling his loss. Wittels was a notable presence both in front of and behind the camera, having made his mark as a guest in numerous podcast appearances, as well as a host of the Earwolf podcast Analyze Phish. Wittels was also famous for his work on twitter, and was an established writer as well, with his book Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty getting published in 2012.
In addition to his solo accomplishments, Wittels was also known for his writing contributions to numerous comedies, most notably Parks and Recreation, whose final frame famously said “We love you, Harris”. Among the other shows he was a member of the writing staff »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The 14th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival taking place from April 15 to April 26 in New York City has announced the films selected for screening in the Spotlight screening section.
Co-sponsored by Brookfield Place and The Lincoln Motor Company, Spotlight is destination for today’s most talked about themes and filmmakers and will feature 40 films: 23 narratives and 17 documentaries with 24 of those films being world premieres. Debuting new work from master directors such as the Taviani Brothers (Caesar Must Die), Michael Winterbottom (The Trip To Italy), and Neil Labute (Death At A Funeral), audiences will also be introduced to new voices like first time director Henry Hobson’s Maggie and Pray The Devil Back To Hell producer Abigail Disney’s directorial debut The Armour Of Light.
- Sacha Hall
This story first appeared in the March 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. The biggest day of Amy Schumer's life is rapidly approaching. It's not her stint hosting the MTV Movie Awards on April 15, a coveted gig previously filled by the likes of Andy Samberg and Sarah Silverman. Nor is it the third-season debut of her Emmy-nominated Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer, airing one week later. Both are big, but it's the March 15 premiere at South by Southwest of a work-in-progress cut of Trainwreck — Schumer's first film and the hottest ticket at
- Seth Abramovitch
Welcome to the March 11, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's (almost) daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: Stay the hell away from the "Breaking Bad" house, you delinquents. "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan opened the most recent edition of the "Better Call Saul" podcast by making a plea for "jackoffs" to please stop throwing pizzas and causing general mayhem at Walter White's TV house in Albuquerque. "Lately we're hearing from [the woman that lives there] that folks are wandering onto her property and they are being rude to her when she comes out...and they're throwing pizzas on roofs and stuff like that. Let me tell you something, there is nothing funny or original or cool about throwing pizza on this woman’s roof.” Added Banks, who plays grizzled hitman Mike Ehrmantraut: "And if I catch you doing it, I will hunt you down." Be afraid, Albuquerque youths. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Read More: Sarah Silverman Shocks Sundance with her Dramatic Performance in 'I Smile Back' Sarah Silverman is ready to tackle the dramatic world, and she's putting a smile on for the venture. Broad Green Pictures has acquired the North American rights to the Adam Salky-directed "I Smile Back," based on the novel by Amy Koppelman. In "I Smile Back," Silverman plays Laney, a woman who seems to have the perfect life: A loving husband, kids she cares for, and a gorgeous home. Looks can be deceiving though, and Laney spirals down a path of self-destruction as she indulges and drugs and sex. Can she find forgiveness? "Sarah's raw and vulnerable performance will astonish audiences and define her as an incredible dramatic talent," said Gabriel Hammond, CEO of Bgp, and Daniel Hammond, Bgp Chief Creative Officer. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to give "I Smile Back »
- Travis Clark
Exclusive: Broad Green Pictures has acquired North American rights to I Smile Back, the Adam Salky-directed film that premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at January's Sundance Film Festival and won strong notices for its downward spiraling heroine, played by Sarah Silverman. Pic is based on Amy Koppelman's novel and she adapted it with Paige Dylan. Salky directed the 2009 Sundance film Dare, and Silverman stars in I Smile Back with Josh Charles, Thomas Sadoski, Mia… »
Read More: Why We'll Miss Jon Stewart: 'The Daily Show,' Trust and the Chaos of Late Night Viewers of "The Daily Show" have the chance to see Jon Stewart's final show -- if they donate to New York Collaborates for Autism through "Night of Too Many Stars." Contest winners will receive two tickets, along with exclusive "The Daily Show" memorabilia. Winners will also be flown out to NYC and put up in a 4-star hotel. It's part of Jon Stewart's team-up with New York Collaborates for Autism for the "Night of Too Many Stars" (#StarsForAutism), which airs March 8 on Comedy Central. This year's "Night of Too Many Stars" will also feature appearances by Steve Carell, Louis C.K., Martin Short, Paul Rudd, Sarah Silverman, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Maya Rudolph, Jon Bon Jovi and more. Nyca is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families living with autism. »
- Jena Keahon
Read More: Here Are the 10 Films That Inspired 'Mad Men,' As Picked By Matthew Weiner In advance of the final season of "Mad Men," AMC has released a treasure trove of tributes to, in the humble opinion of Gary Oldman, "the jewel in the crown of television." Featuring a variety of figures from Gayle King to David O. Russell to Sarah Silverman, the roughly minute-long clips heap even more (deserved) praise on the already acclaimed show. The final season begins Sunday, April 5 at 10pm Et/Pt. Mourn the end of an era with our favorites below, and after you've finished with those, check out the rest at AMC. Gayle King: David O. Russell: Sarah Silverman: Read More: 'Mad Men' Takes Us Where We Ache to Go Again in Oscars TV Spot »
- David Ballard
Adam Sandler's second movie after leaving Saturday Night Live was Happy Gilmore, which has grown a huge cult following over the years and helped launch the comedian as one of today's biggest box office stars. It is probably best remembered for an epic fight on the golf course between Adam Sandler and legendary game show host Bob Barker, which infamously ended with The Price Is Right headmaster declaring, "Now you've had enough...Bitch!" Well, that old grudge match is back on in a new video for the upcoming charity event Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs, which airs on Comedy Central this Sunday, March 8.
Jon Stewart will host Night of Too Many Stars, which will raise money with Nyca (New York Collaborates for Autism) to support programs covering everything from the intensive education kids with autism needs at a young age to social training »
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Cash’s appearance on the USA Network comedy (Tuesday, 10/9c) gave TVLine an opportunity to »
Fun fact: Michael Sheen has a name for his penis! And while it would be kind of amazing if he chose to give his male member a moniker after his Showtime series Masters of Sex (because duh, how perfect would that be?), it apparently has nothing to do with his show. But we do know what Sheen calls his penis, and that's thanks to his girlfriend Sarah Silverman, who shared the news on Twitter. "My boyfriend named his penis," the comedian wrote. "He named it 'The Great Christine Baranski.'" (Yes, Christine Baranski, the Emmy-winning actress.) Why did he name it after The Good Wife star? Perhaps Sheen is just inspired by the accomplished thesp? Maybe because Baranski »
As you prepare for Spring break, now is the perfect time to pick out books for poolside reading! This month's new releases include novels from bestselling authors like Marisa de los Santos and Sara Gruen, plus a brand-new Tim Gunn book, a handful of witty memoirs, and historical fiction about Coco Chanel. Whether you're looking for a lighthearted beach read or a suspenseful thriller to curl up with at home, there are plenty of brand-new books for every occasion. Keep reading to find out which book Sarah Silverman thinks is "amazing," and don't miss more must-read picks from Popsugar Love & Sex! - Additional reporting by Ryan Roschke »
It takes a commitment to pull off a star-packed comedy benefit show that has raised $18 million and counting for autism-related education and support programs since 2003.
Simply put, Rudd bared his soul and other bodily cavities for the sake of the cause, namely raising money for the New York Collaborates for Autism org. Using a “Wheel of Fortune”-style spinning wheel dubbed “Wheel of Rudd,” the actor invited audience members to spin for the chance to do something to him.
One gave him a slap, one landed on “Travolta face-touching,” a reference to last Sunday’s Oscar telecast, and one landed on “baby bird,” which involved an audience member chewing up a few bites of a Zabar »
- Cynthia Littleton
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