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‘Descendants 3’ Draws 8.3M Total Viewers In L+3 For Disney Channel; Cable’s Top Program Since First Sequel In Some Young Demos

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Disney Channel’s premiere of the musical Descendants 3 drew 8.4 million total viewers in Live+3 ratings to rank as the top show across all of television on Friday night. It also was cable’s highest-rated program since 2017’s Descendants 2 in several key young demos.

The threequel — which was dedicated to the memory of its star Cameron Boyce, who died last month — ranked No. 1 on Saturday in every demo Disney Channel tracks. Per Nielsen, it was the top-rated telecast on all of cable in two years among kids 6-11, tweens 9-14, girls 6-11 and girls 9-14.

In July 2017, Descendants 2 premiered to 8.6 million total viewers for Disney Channel and 21 million across six Disney-owned networks including ABC in L+3. The original Descendants did even better for its July 2015 bow. All three pics in the franchise soared in L+3 over Live+same day.

Revolving around
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New Descendants 3 Trailer — Watch

New Descendants 3 Trailer — Watch
A new trailer for Descendants 3 was unveiled Sunday night by stars Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart at Radio Disney’s inaugural ARDYs music celebration.

Premiering Friday, Aug. 2 at 8/7c, the Dcom threequel unfolds on “Vk Day” as fair-minded Villain Kids Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay cross the barrier and return to their birthplace, the Isle of the Lost, to bring four deserving VKs to the coveted Auradon Prep in a land where they have a chance at success, happiness and fulfillment. But it’s Mal who knows she must resolve to permanently close the barrier to the Isle of the Lost,
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"Descendants 3' Gets August Premiere Date

Disney Channel has officially set a date for its third trip to Auradon: Descendants 3 will premiere Friday, Aug. 2 at 8/7c, the network announced today. The Descendants franchise, which kicked off with the first film in 2015, follows the children of classic Disney villains as they attempt to leave their wicked ways behind them.

In this third film, the children “cross the barrier and return to their birthplace, the Isle of the Lost, to bring four deserving Villain Kids to the coveted Auradon Prep in a land where they have a chance at success, happiness and fulfillment,” according to the official synopsis.
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‘Descendants 3’ Gets Premiere Date On Disney Channel

Disney Channel has set 8 p.m. Friday, August 2, for the premiere of its music-fueled telefilm threequel Descendants 3. The original cast returns as does director Kenny Ortega, who also helmed the High School Musical movies in the 2000s.

Descendants 3 unfolds on “Vk Day” as fair-minded the Villain Kids cross the barrier and return to their birthplace, the Isle of the Lost, to bring four deserving Villain Kids to the coveted Auradon Prep in a land where they have a chance at success, happiness and fulfillment. But it’s Mal who knows she must resolve to close the barrier to the Isle of the Lost permanently, fearing that nemeses Uma (China Anne McClain) and Hades (franchise newcomer Cheyenne Jackson) will wreak vengeance on her new home, the idyllic kingdom now ruled by her beloved King Ben. Despite her decision, an unfathomable dark force still threatens the people of Auradon, and
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Descendants 3 Trailer Sets the Stage for an 'Epic' Showdown With Hades

Descendants 3 Trailer Sets the Stage for an 'Epic' Showdown With Hades
Good Morning America made a pit stop in Auradon on Friday to debut a new trailer for Descendants 3, the latest installment in Disney Channel’s ongoing saga of iconic villains and their disobedient, musically inclined offspring.

Premiering this summer, the movie pits the series’ core four — Dove Cameron as Maleficent’s daughter Mal, Sofia Carson as the Evil Queen’s daughter Evie, Cameron Boyce as Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos and Booboo Stewart as Jafar’s son Jay — against foes both familiar (China Anne McClain as Ursula’s daughter Uma) and new (Cheyenne Jackson as Hades).

Per Descendants 3‘s official synopsis,
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Under the Sea: A Descendants Story Special Coming to Disney Channel

Mirror, mirror on the wall: Who's the baddest of them all? Just moments ago, during the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie Freaky Friday, fans got a sneak peek at Under the Sea: A Descendants Story, debuting this fall on the network. New and returning actors to the franchise include Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Dove Cameron as Mal, Sofia Carson as Evie, Anna Cathcart as Dizzy, Christian Convrey as Squeaky, Brenna D'Amico as Jane, Thomas Doherty as Harry, Zachary Gibson as Doug, Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad, Mitchell Hope as Ben, Cheyenne Jackson as Hades, Sarah Jeffery as Audrey, Jadah Marie as Celia, Judith Maxie as Queen Leah, China Anne McClain as Uma, Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother, Dan Payne as Beast,...
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‘Descendants 3’: Disney Channel Pic Adds Cheyenne Jackson As Hades From ‘Hercules’

‘Descendants 3’: Disney Channel Pic Adds Cheyenne Jackson As Hades From ‘Hercules’
Disney Channel’s Descendants 3 just got more villainous. The cable net said today that Cheyenne Jackson is set to play Hades, the underworld ruler from Disney’s 1997 toon Hercules, rounding out the cast of the telepic threequel set for 2019.

Production on the live-action musical; is set to begin shortly, Disney Channel said. Watch the “Who Is Hades?” announcement video below.

Jackson, an American Horror Story player for the past few seasons who also appears in the upcoming Paramount Network comedy American Woman,

He is the latest franchise newcomer to join the cast along with Jadah Marie as Dr. Facilier’s daughter Celia, Jamal Sims as Dr. Facilier and Christian Convery and Luke Roessler as Smee’s sons Squeaky and Squirmy, respectively.

Returning Villain Kids Dove Cameron as Maleficent’s daughter Mal, Cameron Boyce as Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos, Sofia Carson as the Evil Queen’s daughter Evie,
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Bette Midler, ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Break Broadway Ticket Sales Record

She’s lookin’ swell, fellas! Bette Midler’s anticipated Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!” broke the record for most first-day ticket sales for any Broadway show in history, totaling $9.08 million. Looks like Midler and the matchmaking Dolly are a match made in heaven. It was announced earlier this year that Midler will fill she shoes of Carol Channing (who won a Tony for originating the titular Dolly in 1964) and Barbra Streisand (who brought the role to the big screen in 1969) as the now-iconic matchmaker and New York socialite Dolly. Apparently we’re not the only ones who get giddy thinking about Midler bringing the house down with “When the Parade Passes By!” Under the direction of Jerry Zaks, Tony winner David Hyde Pierce will join Midler on the Shubert Theatre stage as Horace Vandergelder. It was announced last week that alongside this leading duo will be Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel,
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Comic-Con 2016: The best fashion statements from San Diego

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The annual nerd get-together that is Comic-Con attracts no shortage of fanboys and fangirls. Many of these attendees spend days and a lot of money designing and making their costumes so they look just right for the occasion. To honor the efforts of these people, we at HitFix have scoured social media sites to find the best fashion statements from the San Diego affair. Here they are. And if nothing else, you now have some inspired ideas for Halloween.     A video posted by @flymamadfw on Jul 22, 2016 at 10:32am Pdt     A photo posted by Ahsoka Tano (@ahsokatanoslife) on Jul 22, 2016 at 11:58am Pdt   A photo posted by Joe (@joethestampede) on Jul 22, 2016 at 11:58am Pdt   A photo posted by edsantos24601 (@edsantos24601) on Jul 22, 2016 at 11:58am Pdt   A photo posted by Jonathan Wong (@joncswong) on Jul 22, 2016 at 11:58am Pdt   A photo posted by Diane_Cams (@diane_cams) on Jul
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Photo Coverage: Fiddler On The Roof Company Preps for Broadway!

The upcoming Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof will begin performances on Friday, November 20, 2015, with an official opening night on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at The Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway. It will star Danny Burstein as Tevye, Jessica Hecht as Golde, Adam Dannheisser as Lazar Wolf, Adam Kantor as Motel, Alix Korey as Yente,Samantha Massell as Hodel, Melanie Moore as Chava, Ben Rappaport as Perchik, Nick Rehberger as Fyedka, Alexandra Silber as Tzeitel and more.
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Photo Coverage: Go Inside Rehearsal with Danny Burstein & the Cast of Fiddler On The Roof!

The upcoming Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof will begin performances on Friday, November 20, 2015, with an official opening night on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at The Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway. It will star Danny Burstein as Tevye, Jessica Hecht as Golde, Adam Dannheisser as Lazar Wolf, Adam Kantor as Motel, Alix Korey as Yente,Samantha Massell as Hodel, Melanie Moore as Chava, Ben Rappaport as Perchik, Nick Rehberger as Fyedka, Alexandra Silber as Tzeitel and more.The company met the press just yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there for the special presentation. Below, check out a photo preview of the cast in action
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Bww TV: Welcome Back to Anatevka! Meet the Company of Fiddler On The Roof

The upcoming Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof will begin performances on Friday, November 20, 2015, with an official opening night on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at The Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway. It will star Danny Burstein as Tevye, Jessica Hecht as Golde, Adam Dannheisser as Lazar Wolf, Adam Kantor as Motel, Alix Korey as Yente,Samantha Massell as Hodel, Melanie Moore as Chava, Ben Rappaport as Perchik, Nick Rehberger as Fyedka, Alexandra Silber as Tzeitel and more.The company met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld was there for the special presentation. Below, check out interviews with the cast and a performance sneak peek of 'Matchmaker' 'If I Were a Rich Man,' 'Miracle of Miracles,' and 'To Life L'Chaim.'
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Freeze Frame: Meet the Company of Broadway-Bound Fiddler On The Roof!

The upcoming Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof will begin performances on Friday, November 20, 2015, with an official opening night on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at The Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway. It will star Danny Burstein as Tevye, Jessica Hecht as Golde, Adam Dannheisser as Lazar Wolf, Adam Kantor as Motel, Alix Korey as Yente, Samantha Massell as Hodel, Melanie Moore as Chava, Ben Rappaport as Perchik, Nick Rehberger as Fyedka, Alexandra Silber as Tzeitel and more.The company met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld was there for the special presentation. Below, check out a photo preview of the festivities
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Bww TV: L'Chaim! Watch a Performance Sneak Peek of Fiddler On The Roof

The upcoming Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roofwillbegin performances on Friday, November 20, 2015, with an official opening night on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at The Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway. It will starDanny Burstein asTevye, Jessica Hecht as Golde,Adam Dannheisser as Lazar Wolf, Adam Kantor as Motel, Alix Korey as Yente, Samantha Massellas Hodel, Melanie Moore as Chava, Ben Rappaportas Perchik, Nick Rehberger as Fyedka, Alexandra Silberas Tzeitel and more.The company met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld was there for the special presentation. Below, check out a performance sneak peek of 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker' 'If I Were a Rich Man,' 'Miracle of Miracles,' and 'To Life L'Chaim.'
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Casting: Stowe, MacLaine, Jobrani, Eklund

The Runner

"Revenge" star Madeleine Stowe has signed on to star opposite Nicolas Cage's congressman character in Austin Stark's political drama "The Runner" for Paper Street Films and Back Lot Pictures. Filming begins in New Orleans in June.

Stowe plays Deborah Price, the congressman's wife. The pair are stuck in a dead marriage in which she ignores her husband's publicly revealed infidelities because the pair are bound together by ambition and power. [Source: Deadline]

Men of Granite

Shirley MacLaine is negotiating to star in the true story tale "Men Of Granite". The story follows a group of poor 1940s high school boys from Slavic and Armenian backgrounds who rose above bigotry in a small town in Illinois by becoming basketball state champions.

MacLaine would play the role of Sophia Prather, a schoolteacher who watches over her boys with a steely eye, takes no guff and prods the boys into getting
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'Descendants': The Disney Channel rounds out its villainous cast

The Disney Channel’s Descendants has rounded out its cast of villains with Maz Jobrani (The Interpreter) Aladdin’s Jafar, Kathy Najimy (Sister Act) as Snow White’s Evil Queen, Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game) as 101 Dalmation’s Cruella de Vil, and Melanie Paxson (Saving Mr. Banks) as Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother.

The latest round of Descendants casting comes hot on the heels of the announcement that frequent Glee guest star Kristen Chenoweth will play the role of Maleficent in the upcoming made-for-tv movie.

Spearheaded by High School Musical’s Kenny Ortega, the upcoming live-action Disney Channel original movie will
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"Saving Mr. Banks" - A tribute worth a watch! (Ians Movie Review)

Film: "Saving Mr. Banks"; Cast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak, Rachel Griffiths, Dendrie Taylor, Kathy Baker, Victoria Summer, Ronan Vibert, Annie Buckley and Melanie Paxson; Director: John Hancock; Rating: ****1/2

An engaging, well-crafted and mounted drama, "Saving Mr. Banks" is the Golden Jubilee tribute to Walt Disney's 1964 family musical hit, "Mary Poppins".

The film is a very intimate representation that unravels the source, adaptation and making of the legendary classic, "Mary Poppins". Touted to be a "real story" of Walter Disney's travails in the making of the film, it also encapsulates the life of the author, P.L. Travers.
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 100 Pairs of Tix to ‘Mary Poppins’ Backstory ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 100 pairs of advance-screening tix up for grabs to the “Mary Poppins” backstory “Saving Mr. Banks” with Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks!

Saving Mr. Banks,” which is rated “PG-13” and opens wide on Dec. 20, 2013, also stars Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell, Jason Schwartzman, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson, Bradley Whitford, B.J. Novak, Lily Bigham, Kathy Baker, Melanie Paxson, Andy McPhee, Rachel Griffiths and Ronan Vibert from director John Lee Hancock and writers Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith.

To win your free “Saving Mr. Banks” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our unique Hookup technology below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only
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Expected Red Carpet Arrivals for ‘Breaking Dawn – Part 1′ Premiere

Expected Red Carpet Arrivals for ‘Breaking Dawn – Part 1′ Premiere
@MaximoTV has posted the red carpet arrival list for the big premiere tomorrow night for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. Not only will be get to see our main cast for Part 1, but we’ll also be seeing the new vampires (along with Miss Mackenzie Foy – Renesmee) on the red carpet that we’ll be seeing next year in Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Remember, Ta will be bringing you live streams from the premiere from both Yahoo and MTV! Check out the arrivals below:

Who: The cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1:, including Kristen Stewart (Bella), Robert Pattinson (Edward), Taylor Lautner (Jacob), Bill Condon (Director), Billy Burke (Charlie), Ashley Greene (Alice), Elizabeth Reaser (Esme), Kellan Lutz (Emmett), Peter Facinelli (Carlisle), Jackson Rathbone (Jasper), Nikki Reed (Rosalie), Casey Labow (Kate), Christian Camargo (Eleazar), Mia Maestro (Carmen), Christian Serratos (Angela), Justin Chon (Eric), Michael Welch (Mike), Sarah Clarke (Reneè), Ty Olsson (Phil), Cameron Bright (Alec), Charlie Bewley (Demetri), Christopher Heyerdahl (Marcus), Daniel Cudmore (Felix), Alex Meraz (Paul), Boo Boo Stewart (Seth), Bronson Pelletier (Jared), Chaske Spencer (Sam), Gil Birmingham (Billy), Julia Jones (Leah), Kiowa Gordon (Embry), Tyson Houseman (Quil), Alex Rice (Sue), Tinsel Korey (Emily), Melissa Rosenberg (Screenwriter) and more…

And introducing the new cast members of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2:, Mackenzie Foy (Renesmee), Lee Pace (Garrett), Andrea Gabriel (Kebi), Angela Sarafyan (Tia), Omar Metwally (Amun), Rami Malek (Benjamin), Jd Pardo (Nahuel),Marisa Quintanilla (Huilen), Lisa Howard (Siobhan), Marlane Barnes (Maggie), Patrick Brennan (Liam), Bill Tangradi (Randall), Erik Odom (Peter), Joe Anderson (Alistair), Toni Trucks (Mary), Valorie Curry (Charlotte), Amadou Ly (Henri), Janelle Froehlich (Yvette), Carolina Virguez (Kaure), Judi Shekoni (Zafrina), Sebastiao Lemos (Gustavo), Tracey Heggins (Senna), Guri Weinberg (Stefan), Noel Fisher (Vladimir), Andrea Powell (Sasha).

Additional guests include: Lance Bass (*Nsync), Mark Salling (Glee), Lauren Alaina (American Idol), Paul McDonald (American Idol), Dianna Agron (Glee), Kyle Richards (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Maria Menounos (Extra), Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer), Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey), Heather Locklear (Melrose Place), George Parros (Anaheim Ducks), Cam Gigandet (Twilight), Seth Green (Robot Chicken), David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place), Kylie Jenner (Keeping Up w/Kardashians), Kendall Jenner (Keeping Up w/Kardashians), Danica Patrick (Auto Racing Driver), Patrick Schwarzenegger (Model), Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men), Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid), Taylor Spreitler (Melissa & Joey), Slash (Guns & Roses), Ron Artest (Lakers), Megan Park (Secret Life of the American Teenager), Cody Simpson (Singer), Kent Boyd (So You Think You Can Dance), Ryan Guzman (Step Up 4), Kevin Westgarth (Los Angeles Kings), Dee Wallace (E.T.), Bella Thorne (Shake It Up!), Leon Thomas III (Victorious), Dania Ramirez (Entourage), Peyton List (Mad Men), Jared Kusnitz (Secret Life of the American Teenager), Sterling Knight (Sonny With a Chance), Matt Lanter (90210), Chelsea Rendon (A Better Life), Scott Krinsky (Chuck), Ryan McPartlin (Chuck), Vik Sahay (Chuck), Jacqueline Emerson (The Hunger Games), Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls), Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Devin Harris (Utah Jazz), Dustin Brown (Los Angeles Kings), Drew Doughty (Los Angeles Kings), Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles Kings), Bobby Ryan (Anaheim Ducks), Kelsey Chow (One Tree Hill), Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Christa B. Allen (Revenge), Ashton Holmes (Revenge), Amber Valletta (Revenge), Garrett Backstrom (Brothers & Sisters), Jonathan Bernier (Los Angeles Kings), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron: Legacy), David Bromstad (Hgtv Design Star), Agnes Bruckner (Private Practice), Madeline Carroll (Machine Gun Preacher), Cedric The Entertainer (Kings of Comedy), Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch), Gary Dourdan (CSI), Haylie Duff (Napoleon Dynamite), Hilary Duff (Gossip Girl), Elsie Fisher (Despicable Me), Jadin Gould (Battle Los Angeles), Marcia Gay Harden (Damages), Savannah Jade (Big Tim Rush), Nick Weschler (Revenge), Gabriel Mann (Revenge), Henry Czerny (Revenge), Ashley Madekwe (Revenge), Wayne Brady (Wayne Brady Show), Michael Chiklis (No Ordinary Family), Matt Dallas (Eastwick), Trevor Donovan (90210), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2: The Streets), Ariana Grande (Victorious), Stefano Langone (American Idol), Vanessa Lengies (Glee), Leona Lewis (Singer), Bruno Mars (Singer), Kathryn McCormick (So You Think You Can Dance), Melanie Moore (So You Think You Can Dance), Chord Overstreet (Glee), Christina Perri (Singer), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Mike Richards (Los Angeles Kings), Alan Ritchson (Blue Mountain State), Luc Robitaille (Los Angeles Kings), Cassie Scerbo (Make It or Break It), Adam Shankman (Hairspray), Amandla Stenberg (Colombiana), Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D), Marlon Wayans (White Chicks), Justin Williams (Los Angeles Kings), and more…

(Via Robsten Dreams)

Who are you most excited to see?
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'So You Think You Can Dance' Melanie Moore: 'Suri Cruise is scared of me'

'So You Think You Can Dance' Melanie Moore: 'Suri Cruise is scared of me'
Melanie Moore has claimed that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's 5-year-old daughter Suri is scared of her. The So You Think You Can Dance season eight winner told Us Weekly that she was excited to meet Suri backstage at the show when Katie Holmes joined the panel as a guest judge last month. However, the 19-year-old's exuberance proved to be too much for Suri, who Melanie described as "terrified" during their time together. "I was more nervous talking to Suri than (more)
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