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Premiere Event for the Upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Disney's "Descendants."

Kenny Ortega - Premiere Event for the Upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Disney's "Descendants." at WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MAIN THEATRE, Disney - Burbank, California, United States - Friday 24th July 2015

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Kristin Chenoweth honored on Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Carol Burnett, Kristin Chenoweth and Kenny Ortega - Kristin Chenoweth Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame at ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME, Walk Of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 24th July 2015

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Carol Burnett and KRISTIN CHENOWETH

Kenny Ortega leaves Doma Italian restaurant

Kenny Ortega - Kenny Ortega is all smiles as he leaves Doma Italian restaurant in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th February 2015

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10th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards

Celebrities attend 10th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards at Regent Beverly Wilshire.

4th Annual Celebration of Dance Gala

Kenny Ortega - 4th Annual Celebration of Dance Gala presented by The Dizzy Feet Foundation at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 19th July 2014

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Disney Channel Begin Work On First Ever Live Action Picture, 'The Descendnts'


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Disney will bring some of their most beloved characters together all in one place for an upcoming Disney Channel original movie, but it won't be the timeless heroes that are being concentrated on for this upcoming movie, but rather the villains who will take centre stage. The Descendants is the first live-action movie to be made entirely by the Disney Channel and rather than rehashing something from before, the channel have decided to make something potentially special.

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High School Musical's Kenny Ortega will direct

As initially reported by D23, the story will be set in the present day, in an idyllic kingdom ruled by Beast and Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. There, the King and Queen's kind-hearted teenaged son is poised to take the throne, but he has a few changes lined up and in his first proclamation he decrees that the troublesome offspring of well-know villains Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen, and Jafar all be given a second chance at redemption. Their respective, nefarious parents have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters from the Disney back catalogue and their children are left on the periphery of society, until now. These villainous descendants (called Carlos, Mal, Evvie and Jay, respectively) are granted access into the kingdom so they may attend prep school alongside the offspring of several iconic Disney heroes, including the Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan, but the question remains over the villainous children and their actions.

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"I Saw A Michael That Frightened Me": Director Kenny Ortega Breaks Down During Michael Jackson Death Trial


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On the third day of evidence in the Jackson family's current case against AEG Live (the 'This Is It' concert promoters), Kenny Ortega stepped up to testify that Jackson seemed unhealthy and improperly cared for in his final days. AEG are being sued by Jackson's mother, Katherine, for up to $40 billion (£26.5bn) after she accused the company of not properly investigating Dr. Conrad Murray - who in 2009 was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after administering Jackson with a lethal overdose of the anaesthetic Propofol - as well as missing warning signs of his failing health in the run-up to his 50-date comeback residency at London's O2 Arena, according to BBC News.

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'This Is It' Director Kenny Ortega Broke Down In Tears As He Testified In Jackson Death Trial.

A tearful Ortega told of how on several occasions, "a Michael that frightened [him]" appeared to be under the influence of a substance during rehearsals with strange behaviour that would culminate in a visit to the doctor. The director spoke of one occasion in particular, six days before Jackson's death, when he saw that the performer was "cold, shivering and seemed lost," prompting the director/choreographer to email the CEO of AEG Live and inform them of Jackson's condition, advising them to source proper care for the "lost boy." The next day, Ortega and CEO Randy Phillips had a meeting with Dr. Murray who assured them that Jackson was capable of rehearsing.

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Michael Jackson's This Is It Review


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Since no one will ever see the epic show, the next best thing is this compilation of rehearsal footage for Jackson's 50 planned This Is It concerts in London. And while it's not a particularly remarkable film, it's an entertaining backstage glimpse.

Peppered with vox pops from dancers and musicians, the film takes us through the show from Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' to Man in the Mirror. For most of the numbers, Ortega splices together practice performances from multiple rehearsals, which means that sometimes the sound doesn't match the visuals (although it all seems to be recorded live). And what we see is an astoundingly gifted musician who's perhaps not as robust as he used to be, but still has an extraordinary ease with his voice and body.

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Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour Review


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Disney sensation Miley Cyrus sheds another layer of her tween dynamic as she edges closer to the adult she'll be before we know it. In this full out concert, directed by Bruce Hendricks, her sprightly energy, dancing and original music just takes over the place as she commands full engagement with her adoring fans. If you're going to be a rock star you've got to act like one and Cyrus does it like she's born to. Her great time is your great time -- if you're into it. And, to get things off on the right footing, she opens with her powerhouse, "Rock Star."

With poise and personality, she shows a veteran's savvy: addressing her performance to all corners of the auditorium, neatly acknowledging things being proffered by her adorers on lively journeys around the stage, displaying the endurance of someone whose done this kind of workout before, while charming the house and delivering the goods.

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High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Feature


Ashley Tisdale talks about High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

Watch this short feature on Ashley Tisdale's character Sharpay Evans, Ashley tells us just what Sharpay will be getting up to in High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

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