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The First Photo Of Allison Williams As Peter Pan Is Here

“The Today Show” has released the first photo from NBC’s upcoming telecast of “Peter Pan Live!” with Allison Williams as the lead. I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of loving that costume. Williams offered to cut her hair for the role, but producers opted to tuck her hair under a short wig. She’s also started taking flying lessons to rehearse, which sounds insanely fun. The musical will air live on NBC on December 4 and I’m feeling cautiously optimistic about it! [Today] [Image via Nino Munoz /NBC]

White Actress Rooney Mara Cast As Native American Tiger Lily In “Pan,” A Peter Pan Remake

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It seems Hollywood has learned nothing from the barrage of criticism for casting straight actor Jared Leto in his (ultimately Oscar-winning) role as a transgender woman in “Dallas Buyers’ Club” or casting Johnny Depp, a white man, as the Native American Tonto in “The Lone Ranger.” Once again, an actor has been cast in a role that could have been more authentically portrayed by someone with the actual experience of the character: Entertainment Weekly  confirmed last week that Rooney Mara, who is white, will be Native American princess Tiger Lily in the Peter Pan remake/prequel called “Pan.”

Of course, acting is “acting” and any actor could hypothetically play a character of any race or gender. The problem is that Mara’s casting is an example of Hollywood’s longtime problem with whitewashing — take, for instance, white, blonde Jennifer Lawrence’s casting as olive-skinned, dark-haired Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games.” Hollywood could have easily found a Native American actress to play Tiger Lily. There are numerous Native American actresses who have appeared in other films about Native Americans, including Q’orianka Kilcher, who starred as Pocahontas in “The New World, ” or Irene Bedard, who was in “Smoke Signals” and voiced Pocahontas in the Disney cartoon. Or, since the character of Tiger Lily is supposed to be fairly young, the role could have gone to a new, up-and-coming Native talent. Keep reading »

This Disney-Obsessed Bride’s Family And Friends Must Really Like Her

When Jamie Blanke married her new husband Eric Chandler, they did it in style — Disney style. The bride, who was raised by two Disney fanatics, really wanted to be Princess Ariel (you know, the mermaid from”A Little Mermaid”). But she didn’t stop at dyed red hair, a fish-netting veil and mermaid-style dress (all of which she had, natch). Oh no, Jamie enlisted all of her bridesmaids and groomsmen to dress as Disney characters, too. So now, these poor bridesmaids are stuck with the pinnacle of unwearable bridesmaids dresses — a Disney princess bridesmaid dress. I mean, I guess there’s always Halloween. [The Knot]

I mean, good on Jamie for doing what she wanted for her wedding. Still, I can’t help but feel that this pales a bit in comparison to…  Keep reading »

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Disney Movies For When It’s Too Hot To Do Anything

Disney will be screening a few of its movies online this summer. On Saturday nights throughout the summer, you’ll be able to watch such classics as Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., and Peter Pan on ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney, and then the next day — and for that whole week — the movie of the week will be available to watch online. You know what I’m going to do? Watch the sea turtle scene in Finding Nemo every time I’m feeling low. Or maybe the part of Peter Pan when they sing “You Can Fly!” Man, Disney movies are inspirational. [Orlando Business Journal] Keep reading »

Move Over, Peter Pan

After years of following the boys around and living in their shadows, which sometimes went astray, Tinker Bell is taking the lead! At least in four direct-to-DVD movies Disney will be releasing over the next few years. Tinker Bell’s star turn begins this October with the cleverly titled Tinker Bell, followed by Tinker Bell: North of Never Land in 2009, Tinker Bell: A Midsummer Storm in 2010, and Tinker Bell: A Winter Story in 2011. Does anyone else feel like Tinker Bell could hold her own in a theater release? Girls love her. Guys love her. She’s like Tina Fey in a tutu. [IMDb] Keep reading »

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