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Beauty and the Beast Oscars TV spot features Lumiere and Cogsworth

20 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During last night’s broadcast of the 89th Academy Awards, Disney decided to showcase another quick look at their hotly-anticipated upcoming live-action remake of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast. This new TV spot contains some new looks at beloved characters Lumiere (Ewan McGregor) and Cogsworth (Ian McKellen). Check it out here…

See Also: Emma Watson sings ‘Belle’ in new clip from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s »

- Robert Kojder

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Just How Many Black Actors Have Won an Oscar? The Number Is Disturbingly Low

23 hours ago | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Lee Celano The Oscars have been plagued by obvious race issues since they began in 1929, and things seemingly came to a head with the #OscarsSoWhite discussion a couple of years ago; the overwhelming lack of diversity in nominees in both 2015 and 2016 resulted in Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs taking bigger, more noticeable steps to double the number of diverse members in its voting body by 2020. Nevertheless, a black actor (the incomparable Sidney Poitier) wasn't awarded until 1964, and it was only in 2002 that Halle Berry became the first black woman to win a best actress trophy. At this year's ceremony, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis won for their supporting roles, adding to a pretty short list. So, just how many black actors have won Oscars over the years? Sixteen. A whopping sixteen distinguished, talented people in 89 years. Scroll through to see who they are and learn about the records they've broken. »

- Brittney Stephens

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Art of Motion Picture Costume Designs Draws Oscar-Nominated Frocks and Suits

24 February 2017 10:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Perhaps the only thing more spectacular than the costumes at the opening night of the 25th Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition were the attendees, dressed to the nines in elaborate hats and intricate sequined cocktail dresses. The costumes on display at the exhibition, sectioned off into groups representative of the year’s most glamour-filled and best-designed films, mimicked the guests’ glad rags in style and flamboyance, expanding on their luxe extravagance and drama.

Fans of film fashion will be able to check out the exhibit until April 22. The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, located in downtown Los Angeles, charges no fee for admission to the three-room show, where guests can wander through 1950s Pittsburgh (à la “Fences”), Underland (“Alice Through the Looking Glass”), all the way to ancient Japan (“Kubo and the Two Strings”). Oscar-nominated costumes from “Allied” (designed by Joanna Johnston), “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (Colleen Atwood, »

- Dani Levy

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tracking $120 million domestic opening weekend

23 February 2017 3:20 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A few weeks ago it was reported that the pre-sales for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast were rivalling those of a superhero movie, and now comes word that the live-action adaptation is tracking a domestic opening weekend of between $100 and $120 million in North America.

Should it hit the top end of the range, it would overtake Alice in Wonderland’s $116 million for the third-biggest March opening weekend behind The Hunger Games ($152 million) and record holder Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which opened last year with $166 million.

See Also: Emma Watson sings ‘Belle’ in new clip from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s previous live-action take on its animated back catalogue, The Jungle Book, grossed $103 million in its opening weekend last April, and went on to earn $966.6 million worldwide.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions »

- Gary Collinson

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Did the 2007 Oscars get it right?

22 February 2017 11:38 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 24, 2017

It’s Oscar weekend! But how well do the Academy Award choices of ten years ago hold up? We’ve taken a look...

The Academy Awards are the highest profile snapshot of what films are highly rated within 12 months of their release. What they can’t predict, however, is how well regarded their choices will age, and only time can tell you that. Which is why I thought it’d be interesting to go back a decade, and see how the winners of the 79th Academy Awards, handed out on February 25th 2007, stack up ten years on…

Best Picture: The Departed

Also nominated:

Babel Letters From Iwo Jima Little Miss Sunshine The Queen

At the time, there was a little bit of acceptance that The Departed was the Scent Of A Woman moment. That just as Al Pacino got rewarded for good work in a film that’s not his finest, »

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11 Actresses Who Earned Oscar Nods for Musicals

22 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

La La Land garnered a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations this year — it’s now neck-and-neck with Titanic and All About Eve for receiving the most Oscar nominations in a given year. Among those nods is a first-ever Best Actress nom for Emma Stone, who’s been racking up rave reviews for her performance in the film.

While we’ve got musicals on the mind, let’s take a look back at some other actresses who’ve received acclaim for their musical turns.

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables (2012)

Hathaway’s turn as Fantine was the only non-technical award the 2012 adaptation of the smash musical picked up. »

- Alex Heigl

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First Full Clip from Beauty and the Beast shows Emma Watson's rendition of 'Belle'

21 February 2017 10:13 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney has released the first full clip from the upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast. If this clip is anything close to what the full film will be, we are in for a treat.

Disney has been picking up major steam by bringing their classic animated films to life. They had a slow start with Maleficent, but sense then they have hit paydirt with Cinderella and The Jungle Book. Now we are getting the first ever animated picture to be nominated for an Oscar, Beauty and the Beast. Everything about it looks amazing, and it is tracking to have a huge opening.

Now we have been given our first full clip from the film. In the clip, we see Belle, Played by Emma Watson, giving us a little bit of the classic song entitled "Belle". The clip is pretty much the animated sequence brought to life shot by shot almost. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (B.C.)

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Disney unveils new Beauty and the Beast merchandise

21 February 2017 3:28 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To tie in with the upcoming release of the hotly-anticipated live-action adaptation Beauty and the Beast , Disney is releasing a host of new merchandising which includes, dolls, toys, costumes, accessories, collectibles, homewares, books, and clothing; take a look at a selection of them below…

See Also: Emma Watson sings ‘Belle’ in new clip from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast Belle & Gaston Film Collection Doll Set – £55.99 – Disney Store and Disneystore.co.uk

The pompous Gaston will stop at nothing to win over Belle in this Film Collection Doll Set, inspired by Disney’s live action film Beauty and the Beast. Detailed outfits and an accurate likeness bring the timeless tale to life.

Beauty and the Beast Limited Edition Fine China Tea Set – £200.00 – Disneystore.co.uk

Disney Store proudly presents this limited edition Fine China Tea Set inspired by Disney’s live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Emma Watson sings ‘Belle’ in new clip from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

20 February 2017 3:55 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new clip has arrived online from Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast which sees Emma Watson’s Belle perform the opening song from the original animated classic; take a look below…

See Also: Luke Evans and Josh Gad sing ‘Gaston’ in new Beauty and the Beast clip

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans featured in new Beauty and the Beast images

16 February 2017 5:40 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just a month to go until its highly-anticipated release, Entertainment Weekly has debuted five new images from Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation Beauty and the Beast featuring Belle (Emma Watson), Beast (Dan Stevens), and Gaston (Luke Evans); check them out here…

See Also: Luke Evans and Josh Gad sing ‘Gaston’ in new Beauty and the Beast clip

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous »

- Amie Cranswick

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Luke Evans and Josh Gad sing ‘Gaston’ in new Beauty and the Beast clip

15 February 2017 9:17 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Walt Disney Pictures has released a sneak peek at LeFou (Josh Gad) and Gaston’s (Luke Evans) take on the original song ‘Gaston’ from the animated classic Beauty and the Beast which you can check out below…

See Also: Beauty and the Beast featurette explores the iconic title song

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Everything, Everything’ Trailer: Amandla Stenberg Is Isolated from the Outside World in Stella Meghie’s New Romantic Drama

14 February 2017 1:28 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for its upcoming romantic drama “Everything, Everything.” Directed by Stella Meghie, the film stars “The Hunger Games” actress Amandla Stenberg in the leading role. Watch the emotional trailer below.

Read More: A Teen Hides a Horrifying Secret in ‘Butterfly Kisses’ –  Exclusive Trailer

Based on Nicola Yoon’s 2015 novel of the same name, “Everything, Everything” tells the story of Madeline Whittier (Stenberg), an 18-year-old who, due to an immunodeficiency disease, has been isolated from the outside world for almost her entire life. When a new boy named Olly (played by “Jurassic Park” actor Nick Robinson) moves right next door, they fall in love with each other and take on the obstacles that threaten their romance.

Since she is not allowed to leave her house or receive any visitors, the two can only see each other by gazing through their windows. They form a bond »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Nick Robinson and Amandla Stenberg star in trailer for Everything Everything

14 February 2017 10:26 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Last year’s Me Before You had to be the number one ‘chick flick’ (sorry, romantic drama) of the year despite the controversy of its subject. Warner Bros. are looking to up the romance stakes in Everything, Everything and lo and behold they have chosen Valentine’s Day to release its trailer… how cliché!

Everything, Everything sees The Hunger Games very own Amandla Stenberg as Maddy, a teenage girl kept in the confines of her own home because of an illness she has which means she cannot go outside. Along comes the boy next door in the form of Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) as Olly and without even officially meeting falls for his charming texts – well that’s what we can gather from the trailer.

Related: Where Hands Touch First Images

Jean of the Joneses director Stella Meghie takes the driving seat here and she also co-wrote »

- Zehra Phelan

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Beauty and the Beast featurette explores the iconic title song

12 February 2017 3:58 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over a month to go until Beauty and the Beast arrives in cinemas, Walt Disney Pictures has released a new promo for the upcoming live-action adaptation which sees John Legend discuss the classic title song; take a look below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Listen to Ariana Grande and John Legend’s Beauty and the Beast song here

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond »

- Amie Cranswick

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Every Time Beyoncé Has Literally Owned the GRAMMYs

12 February 2017 10:45 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Extolling Beyoncé as Queen of the GRAMMYs isn't an opinion -- it's an objective fact. With 53 previous nominations, she is the most-nominated female artist in history. And considering the nine nominations she earned this year, including Lemonade for Album of the Year and "Formation" for Record and Song of the Year, and Yonce need not worry about anyone usurping that title anytime soon.

And that's just nominations! Ahead of Sunday's Grammy Awards, look back on Bey's reign over music's most prestigious awards show, including her 20 wins, her best performances and the history she's made along the way.

Watch: Becoming Beyoncé: 20 Things You Don't About Know the Singer's Journey to Superstardom

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2001: Destiny's Child earned their first Grammy nomination the year prior, but Beyoncé's first ever win was the award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for "Say My Name." (Destiny's Child also won Best R&B Song that »

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Becoming Beyoncé: 20 Things You Don’t Know About the Singer’s Journey to Superstardom

10 February 2017 11:22 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Between her Super Bowl appearance, which got fans into ‘formation,’ and an HBO special combined with the surprise release of Lemonade and her subsequent world tour, Beyoncé was the undisputed queen of 2016. And this year, following the announcement that she’s pregnant with twins and slated to make history at the GRAMMYs, she’s also scheduled to headline Coachella, marking the first time a female artist has appeared at the top of the schedule of the California music and arts festival in a decade. There’s no disputing that 2017 will once again fall under her reign.

I first met Beyoncé at a Sony Music party when she was, well, still a teenager and I was the entertainment editor at InStyle magazine. Years -- and many platinum records -- later, Beyoncé chose me to help write Soul Survivors, the authorized autobiography of Destiny's Child. Over the next decade, we’d go on to spend time together at her »

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Will Musicals See a ‘La La Land’ Boost?

9 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The rap on musicals used to be “audiences don’t want to see people breaking into song.” Now that “La La Land” has charmed audiences by doing just that, what does it mean for the future of live-action screen musicals?

“Whatever musicals come next will have to be good. That’s the test,” says Justin Paul, one of the Oscar-nominated lyricists for “La La Land.” “I have to believe that other studios, other producers, would only be encouraged by the impact of ‘La La Land,’ both critically and at the box office.”

Adds fellow “La La Land” lyricist Benj Pasek: “We feel like our generation has been so primed for musical content. We grew up with the resurgence of Disney animation and all that followed from that. In hindsight, it makes sense that people would be receptive; so many of us grew up with our first stories being told through song. »

- Jon Burlingame

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The Complete History of Beyoncé at the Grammys

9 February 2017 9:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With 62 Grammy nominations to her name — including nine this year — Beyoncé is one of the most-recognized artists in the awards show history. Impressed? Try and keep your chill about it, because you know the Queen is.

She’s graced the Grammys with her elegant, fashion-forward and always-gracious presence since 2000, and in those 17 years, she’s clocked an impressive amount of trophies, performances and outfit changes.

Buckle up, Beyhive, because we’re about to do a deep dive.

Beyoncé made her first appearance at the Grammys in 2000, alongside an early iteration of Destiny’s Child. The group’s “Bills, Bills, Bills” was up for two awards. »

- Maggie Malach

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast gets two new TV spots

8 February 2017 10:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Beauty and the Beast set to arrive in cinemas next month, two new TV spots have arrived online for Disney’s highly-anticipated live action adaptation of the animated classic which you can watch below…

See Also: Listen to Ariana Grande and John Legend’s Beauty and the Beast song here

See Also: Watch the final trailer for Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond »

- Amie Cranswick

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast pre-sales “rival those of a superhero movie”

4 February 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Given that its trailer shattered records back in November with almost 130 million plays in its first 24 hours, Disney must be very confident that it has another hit on its hands with next month’s Beauty and the Beast, and early tracking seems to support that, with pre-sales rivaling “those of a superhero movie.”

“With its dazzling new trailers, [Beauty and the Beast] is creating tremendous buzz among movie fans of all ages,” said Erik Davis in a statement, managing editor of ticket site Fandango (via Market Watch). “Its pre-sales rival those of a superhero movie.”

Davis went on to reveal that Beauty and the Beast is currently outperforming advance ticket sales on Finding Dory, which grossed $486.3 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide last year.

See Also: Listen to Ariana Grande and John Legend’s Beauty and the Beast song

Beauty and the Beast is the latest live-action adaptation of Disney’s back catalogue; Tim Burton »

- Gary Collinson

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