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Disney Responds to Peter Dinklage’s ‘Snow White’ Outrage: We’re ‘Consulting With Dwarfism Community’

Disney Responds to Peter Dinklage’s ‘Snow White’ Outrage: We’re ‘Consulting With Dwarfism Community’
Disney has issued a response over its upcoming live-action “Snow White” remake following criticisms made by Peter Dinklage. The “Game of Thrones” Emmy winner blasted the Disney remake during an interview on Marc Maron’s “Wtf” podcast, calling out the fairytale’s “fucking backwards” depictions of dwarfs.

“To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film, we are taking a different approach with these seven characters and have been consulting with members of the dwarfism community,” a spokesperson for Disney said in a statement to Variety. “We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period.”

The live-action “Snow White” film is being directed by Marc Webb, best known for helming “500 Days of Summer” and the Andrew Garfield-starring “Amazing Spider-Man” movies. “West Side Story” breakout Rachel Zegler is starring in the title role, with Gal Gadot also on board as the villainous Evil Queen.
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Steve Carell, John Krasinski to Reunite for Paramount’s Family Movie ‘If’

Steve Carell, John Krasinski to Reunite for Paramount’s Family Movie ‘If’
For the first time since leaving Dunder Mifflin, “The Office” co-stars Steve Carell and John Krasinski will reunite on-screen in Paramount’s new family movie “If.”

Krasinski will write, direct and star in the film. Along with Carell, “An Officer and a Gentleman” and “Roots” star Louis Gossett Jr., “Minari” breakout Alan Kim, and “The Walking Dead” actor Cailey Fleming have also been added to the call sheet. They will join previously announced cast members Ryan Reynolds, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Fiona Shaw.

The official logline has yet to be revealed, but the story is based on Krasinski’s original idea about a child’s journey to rediscover their imagination. It is similarly unclear who anyone will be playing in “If.”

The film is scheduled to be released on Nov. 17, 2023, just before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Krasinski shared his excitement on social media, writing “Ah, what if one day I could assemble my dream cast?
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Vachik Mangassarian, ‘NCIS’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor, Dies of Covid at 78

Vachik Mangassarian, ‘NCIS’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor, Dies of Covid at 78
Vachik Mangassarian, known for his work in “NCIS,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and more, has died. He was 78. A rep for Mangassarian told the Hollywood Reporter he died in Burbank, Calif. from Covid-19 complications.

On “NCIS,” he played a fake Iranian president and on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” he played a cleric. His other TV credits include “The Mentalist,” “Jag,” “NYPD Blue,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Falcon Crest.”

The Iran-born Armenian actor moved to the United States at age 23 and worked as a waiter in Los Angeles while immersing himself into the entertainment scene. Mangassarian then landed his
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Alec Baldwin Seeks Dismissal of ‘Rust’ Crew Member’s Lawsuit

Alec Baldwin Seeks Dismissal of ‘Rust’ Crew Member’s Lawsuit
Alec Baldwin’s attorneys argued in a filing on Monday that a lawsuit stemming from the “Rust” shooting in October should be thrown out because the shooting was a workplace accident.

The filing marks the first time that Baldwin’s lawyers have laid out a legal argument for why he is not responsible in the Oct. 21 incident, which killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza. The Santa Fe County (N.M.) Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate, and no criminal charges have been filed.

The filing comes in response to a suit brought by Mamie Mitchell, the film’s script supervisor, against Baldwin and other producers and crew members on Nov. 17. Mitchell was standing just a few feet away from Baldwin when he fired the gun and was the first to call 911. She alleges that she suffered pain and ringing in her ears as well as emotional injuries.
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‘Batgirl’ Officially Casts Ivory Aquino as First Trans Character in a DC Comics Feature Film

‘Batgirl’ Officially Casts Ivory Aquino as First Trans Character in a DC Comics Feature Film
Barbara Gordon has officially found her roommate.

Ivory Aquino has been cast in the HBO Max feature film “Batgirl” as Alysia Yeoh, the best friend of the titular superhero, a.k.a. Barbara Gordon (Leslie Grace).

Both Aquino and Yeoh are transgender, marking the first time a live-action feature film adaptation of a DC Comics title will feature an openly trans character. Yeoh first appeared in a 2011 issue of “Batgirl” written by Gail Simone and penciled by Ardian Syaf.

News of Aquino’s casting first leaked online in mid-January after Grace posted a photo seemingly from the set of the film to her Instagram story, tagging Aquino and captioning the shot (of two women crossing the street) with “Barbara and Alysia
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‘Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ Casts Josh Duhamel in Season 2

‘Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ Casts Josh Duhamel in Season 2
Josh Duhamel has joined Season 2 of the Disney Plus series “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.”

Duhamel joins the show as a new character named Gavin Cole, a former NHL player turned coach. Described as inspirational, charming, and hardcore, he’s big on the hockey metaphor that applies to life. He runs the super-intense summer hockey institute where The Mighty Ducks land in Season 2.

Duhamel was recently seen in the Netflix series “Jupiter’s Legacy” and lent his voice to the anime series “Blade Runner: Black Lotus.” He will next be seen in the NBC limited series “The Thing About Pam,” which
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Attention, The Office Fans: John Krasinski and Steve Carell Are Set for a Major On-Screen Reunion

Attention, The Office Fans: John Krasinski and Steve Carell Are Set for a Major On-Screen Reunion
John Krasinski and Steve Carell might just be giving the "fun run" another go. According to Deadline, Krasinski is set to direct an upcoming film called If for Paramount Pictures—and in addition to directing, Krasinski will also star alongside his former The Office co-star, Carell. The impressive cast also includes Ryan Reynolds, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fiona Shaw, Alan Kim, Louis Gossett Jr., and Cailey Fleming. On Jan. 25, the Quiet Place director seemed to allude to the big news on Instagram, captioning a collage photo of the cast (excluding himself), "Ah, what if one day I could assemble my dream cast? What... If." Per the outlet, specific details about...
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11 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses for All Kinds of Brides

11 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses for All Kinds of Brides
We independently selected these products because we love them, and we hope you do too. Shop with E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a commission if you purchase something through our links. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. Prices are accurate as of publish time.  Shopping for the perfect dress to wear on your big day can get pretty overwhelming. After all, there are so many different styles and silhouettes. How do you know which one is right for you? We talked to Heather McReynolds, Vpp, Gmm of Bridal and Dresses at David's Bridal to get some insight into the most popular wedding dress silhouettes today and what you should know before you start searching for your...
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Princess Cristina of Spain and Husband Break Up After His Alleged Affair

Royal heartbreak.  After 24 years of marriage, Princess Cristina of Spain and her husband Inaki Urdangarin are splitting up. The former couple announced their breakup in a joint statement to Spanish state-owned newswire Efe on Jan. 24. "By mutual agreement we have decided to break off our marriage," read the statement, per a translation service. "Our commitment to our children remains intact. Since this is a private decision we ask the utmost respect of all those around us." Inaki and Cristina, who has been living in Switzerland, share four children: Juan, 22, Pablo, 21, Miguel, 19 and Irene, 16. While the breakup statement sounded cordial, the split isn't without...
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Untangling Vanessa Bryant's Agonizing Legal Battle in the Aftermath of Kobe and Gianna's Deaths

Untangling Vanessa Bryant's Agonizing Legal Battle in the Aftermath of Kobe and Gianna's Deaths
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, started off normally enough for Kobe Bryant and his family. The retired NBA star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, who already dreamed of playing ball for the University of Connecticut before going pro, made the short drive from their Newport Beach home to Orange County's John Wayne Airport, where a chartered helicopter awaited to whisk them up the California coast to Kobe's Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks. Gianna had a tournament and Dad was her team's coach. They took off shortly after 9 a.m. Back at the house, eldest daughter Natalia Bryant left for Act prep class and Kobe's wife of 18 years, Vanessa Bryant, settled in for...
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18 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Couples in a Gifting Rut

We independently selected these deals and products because we love them, and we think you might like them at these prices. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a commission if you purchase something through our links. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. Prices are accurate as of publish time. If you've been in relationship for a while, you may have forgot that Valentine's Day is coming up. Or maybe you're super into Valentine's Day and you've just celebrated so many holidays together that you used up all of your amazing gift ideas. If that sounds all too familiar, you could be in a rut. Well, let's not get so drastic with a possible relationship diagnosis. However,...
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Kyle Richards Shares Amazon Winter Fashions & Beauty Must-Haves

Kyle Richards Shares Amazon Winter Fashions & Beauty Must-Haves
We included these products chosen by Kyle Richards because we think you'll like her picks at these prices. Kyle is a paid spokesperson for the Amazon Influencer Program. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a commission if you purchase something through our links. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. Prices are accurate as of publish time. We always love style and beauty recommendations from Kyle Richards. It turns out that Kyle's go-to influencer is Portia Umansky, her youngest daughter. During a recent Amazon Live session, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star shared some must-have winter beauty products that Portia introduced her to. She said, "I...
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Say Yes to These 14 Secrets About The Wedding Planner

Say Yes to These 14 Secrets About The Wedding Planner
Twenty-one years later, we still have one question: Who plans the wedding planner's wedding? Because while Mary knows more than anybody about throwing the nuptials of your dreams, would she really be able to enjoy her own big day while sweating all the little details herself?! Anyway... on Jan. 26, 2001, The Wedding Planner waltzed into theaters, a glossy, charming, feel-good slice of cake that was met with mixed reviews—but which incidentally turned Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey into queen and king of the rom-com realm for the rest of the decade. Lopez plays the enviably organized and polished Mary Fiore, who as the film's titular professional has it all...
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Kim Kardashian Sets the Record Straight on Kanye "Ye" West's Claim About Second Sex Tape With Ray J

Kim Kardashian Sets the Record Straight on Kanye
Kanye West turned heads during his latest interview with Hollywood Unlocked, as he seemingly alluded to the existence of a second sex tape featuring his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian.  The rapper, who now legally goes by Ye, told host Jason Lee that he once retrieved a laptop from Ray J, who starred with Kim in her notorious sex tape that was released in 2007. (Ye married her in 2014 and she filed for divorce last year.) During the interview, Ye reflected on Kim's new romance with Pete Davidson before recalling the incident with Ray J. "How you gonna bring me to SNL and kiss the dude you dating right in front of me?" he said. "And everybody's like, 'Oh,...
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Heather Dubrow Gives Her Hilarious Take on the "Designer Vagina" Trend on Botched

Heather Dubrow Gives Her Hilarious Take on the
The doctor is in...and so is his wife! The Real Housewives of Orange County's Heather Dubrow made a surprise appearance on tonight's all-new episode of Botched, as her husband, Dr. Terry Dubrow, wanted to introduce her to first-time patient Anakaliya. A self-described "sexy vamptress," Anakaliya explained in a confessional that she's been 25 for the past 4,000 years.  "I love the look of vampires," she said. "They're very sensual, sexy, dark, mysterious creatures and their fangs are sexy. So I got some fangs." That's not all she got, though. Over the years, Anakaliya's had four breast surgeries, an upper eyelid procedure, a...
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Watch Mila Kunis and Demi Moore Joke About Having "A Lot in Common" in New Super Bowl Ad

Watch Mila Kunis and Demi Moore Joke About Having
No, you're not getting Punk'd: Mila Kunis and Demi Moore are sharing the same screen. The two stars have officially joined forces, appearing together in a new Super Bowl commercial for AT&T that also hilariously highlights their mutual link to Ashton Kutcher. The one-minute ad, released on Jan. 25, shows Mila and Demi playing themselves at their high-school reunion as they await to find out who will receive the award for "Most Admired Alum." Thinking they're a shoo-in for the prestigious prize, both actresses make their way to the stage, only to find that neither one of them is the winner. "I had no idea that we went to the same high school,"...
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Patrick Mahomes' Fiancée Brittany Matthews Says She's Getting "Attacked" Online After Chiefs Celebration

Battling off the field! Brittany Matthews, the fiancée of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, is clapping back after some fans took issue with the way she celebrated the team's dramatic overtime win against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Jan 23.  "I just wish I could do what I want without getting attacked every week," she tweeted Jan. 25. After the Chiefs claimed victory in the AFC Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs, Matthews posted video from her box seats showing her popping a whole bottle of champagne and dousing fans below in bubbly.  "Oops," Matthews wrote on Twitter alongside the clip of the rowdy moment....
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Leah Messer Shares Rare Insight Into Her Romance With Jaylan Mobley After His Teen Mom Debut

Leah Messer Shares Rare Insight Into Her Romance With Jaylan Mobley After His Teen Mom Debut
Leah Messer just took a big step in her relationship. Although the Teen Mom 2 star went Instagram official with Jaylan Mobley back in September, fans haven't seen the pair interact on the small screen—until now. During the Jan. 25 episode of Teen Mom Family Vacation, the reality star shared new insight into her romance via a casual FaceTime conversation. "We have a life coach here and I'm trying not to be as guarded," she told Jaylan. "I'm trying to accept your kindness. I need to let the walls come down and I'm scared to let the walls come down." Jaylan replied, "I'm not planning to do this temporarily. I haven't been in a relationship in a minute...
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You Won't Recognize Original Joe Millionaire Star Evan Marriott Nearly 20 Years Later

You Won't Recognize Original Joe Millionaire Star Evan Marriott Nearly 20 Years Later
You don't know Joe! Not only did Joe Millionaire forever transform the landscape of reality television when it first premiered nearly 20 years ago, but the dating competition's leading man, Evan Marriott, saw some dramatic changes as well since appearing on the Fox series. Recently, the 47-year-old Virginia native—who was marketed as a millionaire looking for love, but was later revealed to be a construction worker with an annual income of $19,000—was photographed looking almost unrecognizable from his once clean-shaven self. Instead of the well-coiffed 'do that captured America's attention, Evan stepped out in a long ponytail and bushy beard. For the outing, he kept...
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Crystal Hefner Weighs In on Explosive Allegations Against Husband Hugh

Crystal Hefner Weighs In on Explosive Allegations Against Husband Hugh
Crystal Hefner has weighed in on the explosive new TV series about her late husband, Hugh Hefner. The 35-year-old model spoke out on Twitter to address some of the allegations in the A&e docuseries Secrets of Playboy, which premiered Jan. 24.  She seemed to reference one of former Playboy bunny Holly Madison's claims in the documentary involving a stash of photos. Onscreen, Madison said she was "afraid" to leave the Playboy Mansion, because Hugh allegedly had "a mountain of revenge porn waiting to come out." She said she thought about killing herself, but eventually found a new "sense of purpose" by starring on The Girls Next...
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