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The Mickey Mouse Club is coming back... kind of.
Disney is reviving the show for Facebook -- and calling it Club Mickey Mouse -- according to CNBC.
"We're not bound to one format. We're not bound to one length," Josh Mattison, vice president of digital ad sales for Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, told CNBC of the show airing exclusively on Facebook. "That's the beauty."
A new generation of Mouseketeers have yet to be named, but Disney will draw from Maker Studios, its in-house multichannel network and talent company.
The original Mickey Mouse Club launched the career of Annette Funicello after premiering on ABC in 1955. The show was revived in 1977, and again in 1989 -- with Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, Christina Aguilera and Jc Chasez.
Watch: Britney Spears Talks 'Mickey Mouse Club' in First »
Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me? For Disney fans of certain generations, the only acceptable way to answer that question is to shout out loud: M-i-c-k-e-y M-o-u-s-e! And now a whole new generation will get the opportunity to become devoted members of The Mickey Mouse Club, as E! News has confirmed that Disney plans to revive the beloved variety series for a fourth time since its inception in 1955 as a brand-new Facebook-exclusive series Club Mickey Mouse! This new edition of the series will celebrate the original Club of yesteryear while also bringing the show into present day with a diverse cast of talented young creators. Buzzfeed first reported the »
Britney Spears is stepping back into the Disney spotlight in a big way! It's been 23 years since she starred as a mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club, and now she's about to make a return at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards where she's being honored with the first-ever "Icon Award." The award was created to recognize "a distinguished artist whose career transcends popular culture and whose music is loved by generations of Radio Disney fans," which Spears obviously has and continues to do. Phil Guerini, the Vice President of Music Strategy at Disney Channels Worldwide and the General Manager of the Radio Disney Network couldn't help but praise Spears' influence »
For Password, Russell and 2 Chainz played against a team of Aaron Paul and Gucci Mane. The game started off with a tough clue in "pickle," which Mane got after a couple of process-inspired clues from Paul. The two ended up winning the game with the final clue, a Prince-inspired adjective.
During the interview portion of the show, Russell »
- Hilary Lewis
Before becoming Hollywood heartthrobs, dads, and Oscar nominees, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling got their start together on The Mickey Mouse Club back in the 1990s. While the two were good friends back then - Justin's mom even became Ryan's legal guardian during the last six months of filming - the two had a rather awkward encounter at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. During Justin's energetic opening performance of "Can't Stop the Feeling," he danced through the audience and stopped to interact with other stars, including Ryan, who looked less than excited when Justin came over to him and rested his hand on his shoulder. Earlier this month, Justin revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that things have chilled between the former pals. "We aren't the closest of friends, for whatever reason," he told Jimmy Fallon in the interview. However, after the performance, the two were spotted chatting in the audience with Ryan's sister, »
- Brittney Stephens
For his Oscar-nominated role in “La La Land,” Ryan Gosling spent three months learning to play the piano — so it’s somewhat of a compliment that many people ask if there was a hand double involved. “It’s all Ryan,” says writer-director Damien Chazelle, adding that there was initially going to be someone on deck just in case, but it was never needed.
New Bts video provided to Variety shows Gosling on set rehearsing or playing in several scenes, including the number “Start a Fire” with John Legend and at the wedding of his character’s sister.
It’s not the first time Gosling has taken on a special skill or gone to extremes for a film. For “The Notebook,” he spent two months soaking up the culture of in Charleston, Sc and even learned to build furniture like his character. To put on 60 pounds for “The Lovely Bones,” a film he eventually left, »
- Jenelle Riley
Justin Timberlake is getting candid about what it's like being a child star.
The 36-year-old singer opened up about his childhood spent in the spotlight in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, and how it's affected his own thoughts on raising his son, Silas.
"I think we can all agree that I did not have a normal childhood," Timberlake tells the magazine, reminiscing about being chased by mobs of teenage girls when he was just 15 years old. "I have some faint images from my childhood, but no, I can't really remember not being famous."
"We were at the age when you just soak in everything," Timberlake says of »
Justin Timberlake is one of the most famous musicians in the world, but if you ask a lot of his fans, they all feel like they know him on a more personal level that goes beyond the stage. The "Can't Stop the Feeling" singer, who has been married to Jessica Biel since 2012 and is dad to son Silas, has remained humble while growing up in the spotlight. After getting his start on The Mickey Mouse Club, Justin went on to be a lead singer in *Nsync, date Britney Spears, and have a massively successful solo career, which he still has to this day. In addition to his down-to-earth personality, Justin is funny and kind, and cares deeply for his fans. Keep reading to see all of the times you could relate to Jt. Related:The Only Thing Cuter Than Jessica Biel's Dance Moves Is Justin Timberlake's Reaction to Them »
- Caitlin Hacker
Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake are both Oscar nominees this year — Gosling snagged a Best Actor nod for La La Land, while Timberlake is up for Best Original Song for the Trolls hit “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”
But that’s not the only thing they have in common.
The two first met back in 1993 when they were cast on The Mickey Mouse Club, the beloved, long-running variety show featuring a rotating cast of teenagers that aired on the Disney Channel. In fact, Gosling and Timberlake were part of the club’s last cast of performers alongside superstars Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. »
Sara Hemrajani on the rise of Ryan Gosling…
La La Land, the award-tipped ode to musicals from Hollywood’s Golden Age, sees Ryan Gosling dance, sing, wax lyrical about jazz and woo Emma Stone’s aspiring actress in modern day Los Angeles. It’s a terrific performance and the 36-year-old seems to be a lock for one of the best actor Oscar nods. To top that off, he will be hitting the screens across the year in Terrence Malick’s Weightless and the eagerly anticipated Blade Runner sequel.
Showbusiness isn’t new to Gosling – he was a Mousekeeter (alongside pre-teen Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera) in The Mickey Mouse Club, and he played the title role in the Young Hercules series in the late 1990s. Gosling followed television with some smartly chosen indie features and, not too long after, he was primed for the big leagues as a major movie star. »
- Sara Hemrajani
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