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When you’re the offspring of popular Disney villains like Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen or Jafar, do you follow in your parent’s footsteps or learn from their mistakes? That’s the question at the center of Descendants, a new live-action Disney Channel film. It’ll be directed by Kenny Ortega, who helmed the High School Musical trilogy […] »
- Germain Lussier
Project is in keeping with Disney’s efforts to comb its archives for characters and concepts. “Descendants” plot revolves around the offspring of Disney heroes (King and Queen from “Beauty and the Beast,” Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Mulan, etc.) as well as the trouble-making kids of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar.
“We mined Disney’s treasure trove of stories and developed a new, comedic approach to the fabled characters everyone knows and loves,” said Disney Channels Worldwide prexy-chief creative officer. “The result is a modern and unexpected re-interpretation of classic heritage characters utilizing contemporary, relatable settings and themes. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Exclusive: Meet the offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar. Disney Channel has ordered to production Descendants, its first live-action original movie tapping into Disney’s vault of classic fairytale characters. Directed by High School Musical helmer and choreographer Kenny Ortega in his return to Disney Channel, the contemporary adventure-comedy revolves around the progeny of some of Disney’s most evil villains, introducing a modern generation of teenagers who question the evil that’s always been in their hearts. Casting is underway, overseen by High School Musical casting directors Natalie Hart and Jason La Padura, with production slated to begin in the spring for a 2015 premiere on Disney Channel. “We mined Disney’s treasure trove of stories and developed a new, comedic approach to the fabled characters everyone knows and loves,” said Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Channels Worldwide. “The result is »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Disney Channel is turning to some of the darkest characters on the Disney shelf for its next live-action movie. Descendants will focus on the progeny of Disney baddies like Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar.
But the movie, directed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical), will follow these modern-day teens as they begin to question the evil in their hearts. Casting is currently under way for Descendants, which is set to begin production next spring and premiere in 2015.
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- Michael Schneider
Disney Channel is bringing a new twist to its iconic villains. Descendants, a contemporary live-action adventure-comedy, digs into the Disney vault of beloved characters -- and well-known villains -- to introduce a modern-day generation of teenagers (the "descendants") who question the evil that's always been inside. Production begins in the spring for a 2015 premiere. Story: 'Shake It Up' Star Zendaya to Topline Disney Channel Spy Pilot Kenny Ortega, who directed the hugely successful High School Musical franchise for Disney Channel, will be back at the helm. Descendants is set in a present-day idyllic kingdom, with the
- Philiana Ng
Disney Channel is prepping a new take on some of its most popular animated characters with "Descendants," a live-action telefilm that will look at the "next generation" of the studio's animated heroes and villains with High School Musical 's Kenny Ortega attached to direct. The news broke via Disney's official fanclub, D23 , with the following official description: In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney.s iconic Beauty and the Beast) is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, »
Just like Ichabod, we’re very curious about the Sleepy Hollow universe — though our queries tend toward plot points and spoilers, not bottled water and the “ninnanet.”
Read on to hear more about that lady in the chapel, Corbin callbacks and Ichabod and Abbie in bathrobes. (Yep, you read that last part right.)
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- Kimberly Roots
Love is a dangerous game in the first trailer for Lionsgate’s “Nurse 3D,” in which a psychotic nurse falls for a pretty, young colleague. Paz de la Huerta (“Boardwalk Empire”) plays the obsessive healthcare professional who lures a new nurse, played by Katrina Bowden (“30 Rock”), into bed one drunken night, and is dead set on making sure she comes back — even if she has to kill for another erotic thrill. See video: ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Trailer: Green Goblin Takes Center Stage Corbin Bleu (“High School Musical”) plays Bowden’s suspicious boyfriend, while Judd Nelson (“The Breakfast Club”) is back on the big screen. »
- Greg Gilman
Lionsgate have finally revealed the first official trailer for the long-awaited arrival of Douglas Aarniokoski's new erotic thriller 'Nurse 3D'. After being teased for months now with various sexy promotional snaps of star Paz De La Huerta ('Boardwalk Empire') the trailer finally gives us some insight into the tone of the project. The highlight of the trailer, of course, is an appearance by co-star Katrina Bowden ('Piranha 3Dd') parading around in a sexy nurses uniform as well as her underwear and even sharing a kiss with the leading lady herself. Corbin Bleu ('High School Musical'), Boris Kodjoe ('Resident Evil: Retribution'), Judd Nelson, Adam Herschman, Dita Von Teese, Neal McDonough, Niecy Nash and Nick Turturro all co-star. Check out the trailer below. »
Former "High School Musical" star-turned-"One Life To Live" star Corbin Bleu joined AccessHollywood.com as our behind-the-scenes celebrity blogger for the most recent season of "Dancing with the Stars." This is his final blog of Season 17...
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In a revealing New York essay, Joe Jonas admitted that being discovered by Disney was a blessing and a curse. "Disney is great at creating fame. They've done it with so many pop stars and young actors, from Hilary Duff to the High School Musical crew," the aspiring solo singer wrote. "Being a part of a company like that comes with certain expectations. Not overtly, but there was a subtle vibe. We were working with Disney in 2007 when the Vanessa Hudgens nude photo scandal happened," he said. "We heard that she had to be in the Disney offices for a whole day because they were trying to figure out how to keep her on lockdown. We'd hear execs talking about it, and they would tell us that they were so »
The truth comes out! For the Dec. 9 issue of New York magazine, Joe Jonas penned an essay titled "Joe Jonas: My Life As a Jonas Brother," which chronicles his life as 1/3 of the popular Jonas Brothers trio. In it, he opened up about his well-documented relationships with Demi Lovato and Ashley Greene, being branded by Disney, his experimentation with drugs and the loss of his virginity. Though the Jonas Brothers had already signed a record deal in early 2005, their lives changed forever when the Mouse came calling later that year. "Disney is great at creating fame. They've done it with so many pop stars and young actors, from Hilary Duff to the High School Musical crew. Miley Cyrus played an »
For the season finale, the pairs had to create a 'fusion dance' by mixing two ballroom styles and the winning duo's samba/quickstep was deemed a "style all its own".
Riley added after her win that she did the competition because women of all sizes need to know they can do whatever they put their minds to. (Ani) »
- Machan Kumar
The DWTS winner was crowned last night (November 26, 2013) Amber Riley was chosen as the champ of Dancing with the Stars for season 17, topping the two male finalists Corbin Bleu and Jack Osbourne. The 'Glee' actress and her professional partner Derek Hough have taken home this year's mirrorball trophy after triumphing over 'High School Musical actor Corbin Bleu and his professional partner Karina Smirnoff with a perfect-scoring samba/quickstep fusion. Speaking after the result was announced, Amber said: ''Anything that scares me I want to do. You can do whatever, whatever, whatever you put your mind to.'' And despite coming second, Corbin was just delighted to have taken part. He said: ''I thank god for this experience. I thank my family.'' Earlier in the evening, Jack Osbourne - whose sister Kelly came third on the show in 2009 - and his partner Cheryl Burke were eliminated into »
Yahoo have exclusively released the first trailer for Gimme Shelter starring High School Musical sweetheart turned Spring Breakers party girl Vanessa Hudgens. And, this time she's taken on an even more diverse role, a role she describes as her hardest yet, a troubled teen named Apple. In this first look it seems likes Hudgens has stepped up to the challenge and offers an emotional and dramatic portrayal of a girl in desperate need of some love. Gimme Shelter hits theaters January 24th.
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- reelz staff
A pregnant teenager flees life with her drug-addicted mother and ends up living on the street before being welcomed into her first real home in this gripping first trailer for Gimme Shelter, an extraordinary tale of survival and redemption inspired by actual events. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, the film will be in theaters January 24, 2014.
For 16-year-old Agnes “Apple” Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens), life has been a constant struggle to overcome the harsh reality of a subsistence existence with her abusive mother, June (Rosario Dawson), and June’s string of lowlife boyfriends. When she finds herself pregnant and alone, Apple temporarily takes shelter with her biological father, Tom (Brendan Fraser), a wealthy Wall Streeter living in a New Jersey mansion with his wife Joanna (Stephanie Szostak) and two young children. But Apple’s inability to adjust to her new circumstances, and her refusal to terminate her pregnancy, soon force her back onto the streets. »
- Michelle McCue
It is entirely possible, wholly feasible, and ridiculously strange that chubby-cheeked tweens who first became aware of Vanessa Hudgens thanks to the wholesome charms of the High School Musical franchise are now able to catch her burning up the big screen in any one of her numerous wannabe-gritty new roles. Children (children! Actual children!) that first saw her dancing across their television screens as a fresh-faced Disney high schooler can now purchase tickets to see her going gritty in a big way at their local multiplex. (This, of course, assumes that your local multiplex is playing Harmony Korine films, which does sound sort of cool.) The first High School Musical hit the small screen back in 2006, a Disney Channel production filled with new talents (Zac Efron), poppy songs, and a saccarhine love story. Hudgens starred as new girl in school Gabriella Montez, a smarty pants sweetheart who had spent her entire childhood moving around and was thrilled »
- Kate Erbland
Not only were the judges in awe of Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff's Michael Jackson-centric freestyle routine on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars - but it sounds like the King of Pop himself would have enjoyed the number if he were still alive. "He came to the High School Musical concert in Vegas," Bleu told reporters backstage after learning he'd successfully made it through Monday night. "When I went and did my bit in the concert, Kenny [Oretga, the choreographer] leaned over and said, 'Michael leaned over to [me] and said, who is that? And I said, 'That's Corbin Bleu.' And Michael said, »
- Dahvi Shira
The mirror-ball trophy is ready to be held by a new champion! With the elimination of comedian Bill Engvall on last night's show, Dancing With the Stars is down to its final three celebrities: Glee's Amber Riley, Jack Osbourne and former High School Musical star Corbin Bleu. And what a difficult choice the judges and America will have to make as all three received at least one perfect score during their final night of competition! (Seriously, how good is the talent this season?!) E! News chatted with Amber, Jack and Corbin backstage after the show last night about their time on the ABC reality hit coming to an end. Plus, Amber tells us what she's learned about herself throughout the competition and Jack »
Gimme Shelter has released its first trailer.
Vanessa Hudgens takes the lead role in the drama based on the true story of a troubled teen.
After receiving no help from her wealthy but disinterested father (Brendan Fraser), she finds comfort at a homeless shelter.
High School Musical's Hudgens has described the challenging shoot as "an amazing journey and an actor's dream".
Gimme Shelter will open in the Us on January 24, 2014. A UK release has not been announced. »
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