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Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” Is Going To be Amazing

Tim Burton is one of my favorite directors. I know “The Nightmare Before Christmas” by heart and left the theater with goosebumps after seeing his twisted remake of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Not to mention that I admire his constantly casting Johnny Depp! Which is why I could not contain my excitement upon seeing the new promotional photos for Burton’s upcoming rendition of “Alice in Wonderland.” It’s just like Burton to take a children’s fairytale and warp it, and by the looks of these pictures, we’re in for one dark fall down the rabbit hole. In this creepily surrealist version, Alice lands back in Wonderland 10 years after her first visit, but she has absolutely no recollection of being there the first time around. Oh, and did I mention that this movie will be shown in 3-D and that you can explore the CGI scenery thanks to this cool USA Today gadget?

Sadly, the movie won’t be out until March 5 of 2010. So to tide you over, here are our favorite of the publicity images. Keep reading »

UK Celebs Give Mickey Mouse’s Ears The Designer Treatment

Mickey Mouse’s ears are iconic, but they’re getting a makeover this year. To celebrate Disneyland Resort Paris’ year-long “Mickey’s Magical Party,” Disney created the My Mickey Ears project, and they’re getting famous folks and fashion designers to redesign Mickey’s iconic ears for an auction to benefit the Great Ormand Street Hospital Children’s Charity in London. Luella Bartley’s are our favorites, but we’re trying to figure out what outfit calls for Mickey ears. Some of the other ears, like Estelle’s and Pearl Lowe’s, are kind of fug, proving these women should stick to what they know best, which is not arts and crafts. [My Fashion Life] Keep reading »

Interracial Dating In “The Princess And The Frog” — So What?

Later this year, Disney plans to release its first animated musical featuring a black princess, “The Princess and the Frog.” Even lthough Disney is taking a big, albeit late, step by creating its first black princess, the project hasn’t been without controversy. First, Disney changed the heroine’s name to Tiana from Maddy, a stereotypical slave name. Then, the producers changed her profession from chambermaid to restaurant entrepreneur. Now, people are up in arms because Princess Tiana’s love interest, Prince Naveen, looks white. He’s described as having olive-toned skin and a slight Spanish accent — because he’s voiced by Brazilian actor Bruno Campos. Could it be that Disney, which has a history of marginalizing blacks, is actually promoting interracial dating? Keep reading »

Disney’s First Black Princess

Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce’s co-star in “Dreamgirls,” will be Disney’s first black princess in the animated musical “The Princess and the Frog,” an adaptation of the classic tale The Frog Prince that comes out next Christmas. Rose provides the voice for the main character Tiana, Princess of America, in this story that takes place in New Orleans’s French Quarter in the ’20s. Keep reading »

Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of October 21st 2008

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    The Detroit rockers are rolling out bitchin’ tunes and teasing the ladies with tracks like their ode to “Formula 409” and “Transatlantic Flight,” in which they offer to let us use their bodies as a flotation device. Oh, we how want to go down on them!
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Five Tips For Protecting Naked Pics

Naked pictures are a privilege….and a responsibility. Sure, to your credit, you haven’t dated Adnan Ghalib, signed a contract with Disney, or starred on a reality show with the rest of your insane family, so you’re probs not going to wind up naked on TMZ. But there’s always the rest of the Internet! You still want to protect yourself, the ones you’ve loved, and prevent your new lover from stumbling upon your stash. So, how do you properly handle those oh-so-sensitive jpegs? Simply follow these simple tips, after the jump…

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The Daily Squeeze: Stolen Nude Photos, Decisions At Home, And Jason Ritter

  • Photographer Bert Stern is suing two people in an attempt to get back seven nude and seminude pictures of Marilyn Monroe that Stern says were stolen from him. [CBS News]
  • A new survey by the Pew Research Center found that women make more decisions at home than men do. [LiveScience]
  • Is Jason Ritter the new brother on ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters“? We hope so, because he looks totally cute in his upcoming movie, “Good Dick.” [E Online]
  • Disney’s Pleasure Island has closed. [AHN]
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    Quickies!: Lynne Spears Tells All, Disney Does Sarah Palin

  • Lynne Spears’ tell-all, Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, drops today. [Perez Hilton]
  • Last week, Matt Damon compared the possibility of Sarah Palin becoming president to “a really bad Disney movie.” Well, here’s a look at that movie. [Jezebel]
  • In more Sarah Palin news: She loves tanning so much that she installed a tanning bed in the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau. [Us Magazine]
  • Parents can make or break a model’s rise to fame. These six mothers helped turn their daughters into supermodels. [Portfolio]
  • Miley Cyrus is dating a 20-year-old underwear model and aspiring country singer. I smell… a user. [LA Times]
  • According to author Megan Basham, women can improve their financial outlook by not working and supporting their husbands’ careers. Uh, thanks. We’ll pass on that one. [Shine]
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    Megan Fox Dishes Dirt On Disney And Her Ex-Girlfriend

    “Transformers” star Megan Fox, 22, is trying to outfox the Hollywood media by confessing all the sexy secrets of her wild past. The bikini-clad bombshell, who’s on the cover of the October issue of GQ, exposes more than just her cleavage for the magazine. In an interview, she talked about her life with a frankness not found in most celebrities, including recounting a relationship that she had with a stripper named Nikita who did slow dances to Aerosmith ballads. Although, she declares her “I Kissed A Girl” moment doesn’t mean that she’s gay or bi. “Look, I’m not a lesbian,” she explained. “I just think that all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes. I mean, I could see myself in a relationship with a girl — Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands. She’s mesmerizing. And lately I’ve been obsessed with Jenna Jameson.” She went on to lash out at Disney for turning teenage girls into pop-culture sexpots. “They take these little girls … teach them how to sing and dance and make them wear belly shirts, but they won’t allow them to be their own people. It makes me sick. I would never issue an apology for my life and for who I am. It’s like, Oh, I’m sorry I took a naked, private picture that someone … sold for money. …You shouldn’t have to apologize.” Tell it like it is, girlfriend! Looks like this action movie heroine is better at pulling stunts off-screen than on-screen. [GQ] Keep reading »

    Poor Strawberry Shortcake! Make The Cartoon Makovers Stop!

    Why do things have to change? With the news that Strawberry Shortcake went and got a makeover, we were upset. How could you take a girl who looked like a ragamuffin and turn her into a tween queen? Seriously, Strawberry looks like the most popular Mean Girl in her class. And now there’s word that the Care Bears are supposedly getting a new look too, and they’ll soon be less plump with longer eyelashes (because even bears look better when they’re thin and have eyelash extensions). Mickey Mouse is next. Disney better not reduce his ear size. Flaws are what make the man…er, mouse. [NY Times] Keep reading »

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