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Beauty & The Beast Pulled From Cinemas In Kuwait

The Disney movie opened in the predominantly Muslim country on Thursday (16Mar17) and was playing to packed theatres over the weekend (17-19Mar17), but those hoping to see the film on Monday (20Mar17) were...

Emma Watson Was First Choice For Beauty And The Beast

The 61-year-old filmmaker said it was the Harry Potter star’s many qualities that made her stand out above other actresses in Hollywood as his favourite to star as the protagonist in Disney's live-action...

Beauty And The Beast Enjoys Record-breaking Opening Weekend

'Beauty and the Beast' achieved record-breaking ticket sales on its opening weekend.The new Bill Condon-directed Disney movie made as much as $170 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend in North America, breaking a...

Filmmaker Bill Condon: 'I'd Love To Work With Lindsay Lohan On The Little Mermaid'

The actress is actively seeking the role of Ariel in the live-action remake, and in an online plea to studio bosses last month (Feb17), the Mean Girls star suggested Condon should direct her....

Bill Condon: I'll See Lindsay Lohan In Little Mermaid

Bill Condon would welcome Lindsay Lohan with open arms to play Ariel in the live adaptation of 'Little Mermaid'.The 30-year-old actress has begged Disney - the company behind her breakout role in 1998's 'The Parent...

Dan Stevens: Beauty And The Beast Explores A Classic Disney Theme

Dan Stevens thinks 'Beauty and the Beast' touches on a ''classic Disney theme''.The 34-year-old actor, who stars as the Beast in the much-anticipated new movie, has admitted that the Bill Condon-directed film is alluring, in...

Bill Condon Developing A Star Is Born Stage Musical

The Dreamgirls moviemaker has teamed up with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures to develop and direct the project, to be based on the 1954 film of the same name which starred Judy Garland and James...

Emma Watson Pelted In The Face With Real Snowballs On Beauty And The Beast Set

In Bill Condon's new live-action remake of Disney's 1991 animated classic, the British actress plays Belle, a young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast (Dan Stevens) in his enchanted castle in exchange for...

Bigots Are Going Out Of Their Way To Ban 'Beauty And The Beast'

The revelation that the upcoming live action version of 'Beauty and the Beast' will feature Disney's first gay character has caused predictable controversy, with one Alabama drive-in even going as far as banning screenings of...

Josh Gad: Playing Disney's First Gay Character Is 'Incredible'

Josh Gad says portraying Disney's first ever openly gay character is ''incredible''.The 36-year-old takes on the role of LeFou in the live-action remake of 'Beauty and the Beast', and has said the plot alteration that...

Beauty And The Beast Features First Interracial Kiss In Disney Live-action Film

Directed by Bill Condon, the upcoming musical movie is a remake of the studio's 1991 animated film of the same name, and stars Emma Watson as Belle, a young woman taken prisoner by the Beast...

Beauty And The Beast To Feature Disney's First Gay Character

'Beauty and the Beast' includes the first openly gay character in Disney history.Josh Gad plays the role of LeFou in the live-action remake of the 1991 animated classic, and it has now been revealed that...

'Beauty And The Beast' The First Disney Movie To Represent The Lgbt Community

In a move that will no doubt thrill LGBT people around the world, 'Beauty and the Beast' is to become the first film in Disney history to feature an 'exclusively gay moment'. With Emma Watson...

Beauty And The Beast Remake Will Include Disney's First-ever Gay Moment

The live-action adaptation of the animated film stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, with Luke Evans taking on the role of Gaston and Josh Gad playing his sidekick LeFou. It's...

Dan Stevens' Beastly Struggle

Dan Stevens almost passed out every day while filming 'Beauty and the Beast'.The 34-year-old actor had to don a heavy, hairy, bulky suit for the role in the live-action movie, while also tackling the ''very...

Emma Watson Rejected Cinderella Film Before She Accepted 'Empowering' Beauty And The Beast Role

The British actress stars as Belle in the upcoming Beauty and the Beast, a live-action remake of Disney's 1991 animated classic of the same name.However, Emma reveals that she previously had the chance to play...

Here's Why Emma Watson Was So Right For 'Beauty And The Beast'

'Beauty And The Beast' has without a doubt been one of the best loved Disney films since its release as an animated movie in 1991. Now that it's jumped on the bandwagon of live action...

Emma Watson Changes Film Agency Representatives

Emma Watson has changed her film representatives.The 26-year-old actress has parted ways with her US agency William Morris Endeavor and will now be represented by Creative Artists Agency, but will still stay under the management...

Remake Of Beauty And The Beast To Feature New Lyrics

The new live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, coming out on the 17th of March, is set to feature lyrics that were unused in the 1991 version. The Bill Condon-directed film will use lyrics...

Emma Watson's Belle Gets A Feminist Backstory In Beauty And The Beast

The British actress plays Belle in Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of the classic 1991 animation, and has now revealed to fans the book-loving protagonist has a new backstory.In the original, Belle is a bookworm, the...

Luke Evans: 'I Fought To Land Beauty And The Beast Role At Audition'

The Welsh actor has landed the role of a lifetime as villain Gaston in the upcoming real-life adaption of the classic Disney film, with Emma Watson playing Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. Despite...

Ewan Mcgregor: 'Playing Lumiere Was Fantastically Fun!'

The Scottish actor takes on the role of talking candlestick Lumiere in Bill Condon's version of the classic Disney film, with Emma Watson playing Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. Ewan is no stranger...

Luke Evans' Dream Job On Beauty And The Beast

Luke Evans found working with 'Beauty and The Beast' director Bill Condon to be ''magic''.The 36-year-old actor has landed the part of arrogant baddie Gaston, alongside Emma Watson's Belle, in the remake of the Disney...

Kristen Stewart 'Interested' In New Twilight Film

Kristen Stewart would be ''interested'' in starring in another 'Twilight' film.The 25-year-old beauty has admitted she wouldn't mind resurrecting her role as Bella Swan in the vampire romance film franchise but insists it wouldn't ''emotionally...

Kristen Stewart's Impressive 'Vampire Orgasm'

Kristen Stewart impressed the director with her ''vampire orgasm'' in 'Twilight'.Bill Condon - who was at the helm of the final two instalments of the film adaption, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Parts 1...

Emma Thompson To Play Mrs. Potts In Beauty And The Beast

Emma Thompson will play Mrs. Potts in Disney's live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'.The 55-year-old actress will star in the role that was voiced by Angela Lansbury in the 1991 original animated film, while Kevin Kline...

Emma Thompson In Talks To Appear In Beauty And The Beast

Emma Thompson is in talks to star in the live action film version of Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast'.The 55-year-old star is wanted to play the role of Mrs Potts, the housekeeper who's turned into...

After 'Fifth Estate' Failure, Bill Condon Is Directing 'Beauty And The Beast'

Twilight director Bill Condon is back in the blockbuster business after the disappointment of WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate and will director Disney's live-action movie Beauty and the Beast. The news comes after the studio...

'The Fifth Estate' Is Stinker Of The Year In Movie Flop List [Trailer]

It's been a slippery slope for Bill Condon's The Fifth Estate: first Wikileaks founder Julian Assange denounced the movie, then critics refused to be convinced, it disappointed at the box office and now it has...

Creepy Twilight Doll Cut From Movie Revealed. Scariest. Thing. Ever.

The creepy Twilight doll known only as Chuckesmee was supposed to serve as the love child of Bella and Edward in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the final chapter in the vampire...

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