Even though This Is Us is filled with some heartbreaking moments, there was a little bit of joy in this week's episode when the show stuck in a hidden Easter Egg. In two scenes - one in the present day and one in the past - Rebecca and her son, Randall, have a little saying. "I love you," Randall says. "I love you more," Rebecca responds, to which Randall says back, "I love you most." Not only is the exchange simply adorable, but it happens to be straight out the song "Mother Knows Best," from Mandy Moore's Disney film, Tangled! The actress, who has been promoting Tangled: The Series, confirmed the reference during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "I have to imagine that [the show's creator] Dan [Fogelman] had a hand in putting that on the small screen," she said. "Everybody on Twitter was like, 'Was that a Tangled reference?' I thought »
- Kelsie Gibson
Mandy Moore is quite literally living the dream—her dream—by playing Rapunzel in Disney's Tangled: The Series. "It honestly was one of the best jobs I've ever had. Being a Disney princess? I mean, it kind of doesn't get any cooler," Moore told E! News at the Tangled premiere event. "That was maybe my greatest dream as a child and the fact that it somehow came to fruition still boggles my mind." Tangled: The Series kicks off on March 24 the Disney Channel, after Tangled: Before Ever After debuts on March 10, and follows Moore's Rapunzel and Zachary Levi's Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert in adventures set after the 2010 flick and before the 2012 short Tangled Ever »
Mandy Moore is feeling your pain.
The This Is Us star caught up with Et one day after Tuesday’s heartbreaking episode, where Kate (Chrissy Metz) confessed that she was the reason her father, Jack (Milo Ventimiglia), is dead. The episode closed with Jack, clearly drunk, stepping behind the wheel and attempting to make the two-hour drive to fix his marriage to Rebecca (Moore), heeding to a young Kate’s advice.
“People are really upset,” Moore told Et on Wednesday while promoting Disney Channel’s Tangled: The Series. “People are bummed. But there’s one more episode, and I would caution people to let the story unfold the way that it’s going to.”
Fans went haywire on Twitter following the final scene, tweeting »
Auli'i Cravalho is taking a cue from her portrayal of Moana these days. “I think I’ve become a little more adventurous through her character,” the 16-year-old explains to Et. “I’ve traveled across the world and am able to meet all these wonderful people.” Like the Disney-animated princess who voyages across the ocean in search of a demigod named Maui, Cravalho, who voiced the title role in the film (now available on Blu-ray and Digital HD), is venturing all over New York City for the next three weeks as she tapes a live-action pilot for a new NBC show called Drama High.
“I am very excited. I get to wear scarves and coats because it's cold,” the Hawaiian native exclaims. The show centers on talented students from a working-class town in a standout high school drama department, who are enriched by their impassioned teacher. The project, which Cravalho says is more realistic than Glee, is the latest »
Mandy Moore is crying.
Given that she’s filming a scene for NBC’s breakout hit “This Is Us,” tears might as well be written into her contract. But the actress is trying to get through a particularly impassioned speech to Sterling K. Brown, who plays her adopted son, Randall, and it’s taking its toll. Take after take on the tree-lined streets of L.A.’s Hancock Park, which stands in for New Jersey, she pushes herself, the tears threatening to destroy the prosthetics that turn the 32-year-old star into a sixtysomething grandmother — until a passing bird “releases,” as Brown puts it ever so politely, on her hat.
The crew erupts in laughter, dissipating the tension that’s been building all afternoon.
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It’s that cry-until-you-laugh alchemy that has made the series the success story of the fall. The drama — which charts the lives of Rebecca and Jack Pearson (Moore and Milo »
- Debra Birnbaum
When it comes to Mandy Moore, she's got co-stars singing her praises left and right. The latest to gush over the This Is Us star is Zachary Levi, who reprises his role as Flynn Rider alongside Mandy (Rapunzel) in Disney Channel's upcoming animated show, Tangled: The Series. E! News spoke to Zachary at a screening for the Disney Channel Original Movie Tangled Before After, which debuts before the series, where he dished on a few behind-the-scenes secrets. "I love that girl so much," he shared. "Mandy and I didn't know each other before we did Tangled, and the truth is, we didn't even really record together. It kind of blows people's minds. And »
Come on. It's not a day at #Disneyworld without a quick pic with my pal #Rapunzel. A post shared by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on Mar 6, 2017 at 2:02pm Pst Seven years after the release of Tangled, we're more in love with Mandy Moore than ever. The This Is Us star visited Disney World on Monday, taking a minute to pose with the "real" Rapunzel, the character she voiced in the 2010 classic. "Come on," she captioned. "It's not a day at #Disneyworld without a quick pic with my pal #Rapunzel." Why does this fill our hearts with so much joy?! Moore is currently promoting the film all over again, since there's a new Disney Channel Original Movie, Tangled: Before Ever After, premiering on Friday. Two weeks after that, season one of the new show Tangled: The Series debuts. Rapunzel is a busy lady these days! »
- Maggie Pehanick
“We have our fingers crossed,” she tells Et. “I feel confident. I’m optimistic about so few things, but I feel like Modern Family I should be optimistic about, because it’s given me so much joy, and I’m sure it’s gonna work out.”
The cast of the ABC hit wrapped production on season eight last week, but there are no deals in place yet for the show to return. Bowen admits it was “bittersweet” to finish filming, not knowing if they would get to do it again.
“To me, it's about what the writers want,” Bowen says. “I want to give everybody the opportunity to wrap it up the way they want to, to tell the stories. Because, it's all »
“These episodes are stressful,” she tells Et. “They’re emotional, as every episode is, but I think there will be some bit of resolution, and then a little bit open-ended for the actual finale.”
Tuesday night’s episode will be a celebration of Randall’s biological father, William, who died in last week’s episode. Then, Moore says next week’s season finale will be another Jack and Rebecca standalone episode.
“The episode really follows Jack and Rebecca before they're Jack and Rebecca,” she teases. “And then that sort of counterpoint to that is, sort of where we've left them in 1996.”
The couple’s ‘90s-set story is rocky, with Rebecca about to go off on tour with her band, leaving Jack behind to watch the children. Rebecca wanting »
Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new queen. A whole new chapter of Tangled is just around the corner, and E! News has a sneak peek of Tangled Before Ever After, the Disney Channel movie that's kicking off the brand new TV series that debuts March 24. The exclusive clip above features your first look at Modern Family's Julie Bowen as the voice of Queen Arianna, Rapunzel's mother. While we have no idea what's going on with whatever's on Rapunzel's head, the sweet clip features the queen gifting her daughter (Mandy Moore) with a journal, and telling her that she gets to figure out what kind of queen she'll be someday. Both Tangled Before Ever After and Tangled: »
Instead of giving Tangled a feature film sequel, Disney has opted to continue the story of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) and her new husband Eugene (Zachary Levi) by way of a TV movie, followed by an animated series. Tangled Before Ever After is a Disney Channel Original Movie that will act as an extended pilot for […]
- Ethan Anderton
The series, developed by executive producer Chris Sonnenburg and Shane Prigmore, is based on Disney’s 2010 hit film “Tangled” and reunites its stars Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi to continue Rapunzel and Flynn Rider’s adventures. It takes place in the time between the events of the movie and the 2012 short, “Tangled Ever After,” which features the characters’ wedding. The TV movie also features new music by composer Alan Menken with lyrics by Glenn Slater.
Moore, who is currently starring in NBC’s hit “This Is Us,” said she was excited to come back and »
- Terry Flores
In addition to all its accolades, “La La Land” already has made Oscar history. Among the film’s 14 nominations is one for sound editors Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan — the first female duo to represent their category. Lee, also nominated for mixing, breaks through as the first Asian as well.
The sound team said Damien Chazelle’s musical valentine to Hollywood represented a creative breakthrough in how they used heightened naturalism to transition between reality and fantasy.
“From a sound perspective, Damien mentioned how Los Angeles is a big part of the character,” said Lee, who previously worked on “Deadpool” and “Tangled.” “He always liked to hear the bustling city or the sonic textures that are part of the landscape.”
She said “Boogie Nights” and “Mean Streets” served as cinematic sonic touchstones: the former for gritty authenticity, the latter for how it wove music into the environmental mix (such »
- Bill Desowitz
Starz and the BBC are teaming up to co-produce the limited series “Howards End,” written by Academy Award-nominee Kenneth Lonergan and based on the classic E.M. Forster novel. The series represents the “Manchester by the Sea” writer and director’s first television adaptation, and will explore the changing landscape of social and class divisions in turn of the century England through the prism of three families: the intellectual and idealistic Schlegels, the wealthy Wilcoxes from the world of business, and the working class Basts. Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tracey Ullman are all set to star, with Hettie Macdonald signing on to direct the four hour-long episodes that will air on BBC One in the U.K. and Starz in the U.S »
- Will Thorne
Disney Channel's upcoming animated show Tangled: The Series has been renewed for a second season ahead of its season one premiere. Based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Tangled, the story takes place between the events of the 2010 animated film and the start of the 2012 short film, Tangled Ever After. The series follows Rapunzel on her adventures as she acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom of Corona and its people. Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, will reprise… »
Not unlike its heroine’s magical hair, Tangled: The Series is growing at an exponential rate.
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Prior to the debut of Tangled: The Series, Disney Channel will air an original movie titled Tangled: Before Ever After (March 10, 8/7c), which takes place after the events of the original 2010 Tangled film, but before the 2012 short Tangled Ever After. (Are you still with me? Sorry, I should have »
Patrick Osborne is no stranger to the Academy Awards: The animator-cum-helmer made his directorial debut with animated short Feast, a charming tale told from the point of view of an adorable dog, which earned him a Best Short Oscar in 2015. This year Osborne, who has worked as an animator on a host of Oscar-nominated titles such a Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled, is back in the director's chair and the awards race for the second time with his Best Short-nominated title <a href="http://deadline.com/tag/pearl/" id="auto-tag_pearl"… »
‘Pearl’ (Courtesy: Google Spotlight Stories)
By: Carson Blackwelder
Those of you who haven’t been taking virtual reality seriously should start doing so right now. For the first time ever, the Oscars have nominated a Vr film, which means the filmmaking style is officially taking hold and is undoubtedly here to stay — at least for the time being. Pearl has snagged a nomination in the best animated short category and stands a chance at winning big. Let’s take a look at what this moment means for the future of Vr and how it stands against the competition.
Pearl — a 2016 film by Google Spotlight Story and Evil Eye Pictures — tells the story of a girl and her dad chasing their dreams as they cross the United States in an old hatchback, their makeshift home, named Pearl. Music, created by both the father and daughter, is at the center »
- Carson Blackwelder
Good news for fans of Tangled. This week, Disney Channel announced Tangled: The Series will debut in March.A sequel to the 2010 film, the animated show “picks up with Rapunzel acquainting herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona.” Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will reprise their roles as the voices of Rapunzel and Eugene. The voice cast also includes Clancey Brown, Eden Espinosa, Jeff Ross, Richard Kind, Jeffrey Tambor, and Paul F. Tompkins.Read More… »
It’s official: Rapunzel has less than two months to grow her hair back out.
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Disney Channel on Tuesday announced that Tangled: The Series will kick off Friday, March 24 (7:30/6:30c), following the premiere of the original movie Tangled Before Ever After on Friday, March 10 (8/7c).
Before Ever After is set after the events of the original 2010 Tangled film, but before the 2012 short Tangled Ever After. (And you thought the Marvel Universe was complicated!) Here’s the TV movie’s official synopsis:
Rapunzel grapples with »
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