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Forest Whitaker Helps Kick Off Holiday Season in 'Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey' Trailer - Watch!

Netflix is kicking off the holiday season early this year!

The streaming site just released the trailer for their upcoming holiday movie Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey starring Forest Whitaker.

Here’s the official synopsis from Netflix: “A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within.”

The movie also stars Phylicia Rashad and Anika Noni Rose.

It was recently revealed that this country star also has a Christmas movie coming to Netflix this year!

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey will be released on Netflix on November 13.

Disney Is Turning Splash Mountain Into a 'Princess & The Frog' Themed Ride!

The petition to get Disney Parks to rebrand the Splash Mountain ride worked!

The company just announced that Disneyland and Disney World’s rides will be now be themed around The Princess and the Frog, the studio’s only movie with a Black princess.

The ride, which debuted in 1989 at Disneyland, and is also featured at Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland, currently pays homage to one of Disney’s racist movies, Song of the South. Disney has been distancing itself from Song of the South for quite some time and the movie is not available on Disney+ at all.

Now, the ride is going to be completed different!

“Today we are thrilled to share a first glimpse of a project Imagineers have been working on since last year. Splash Mountain – at both Disneyland park in California and Magic Kingdom park in Florida – will soon be completely reimagined,” Disney Parks said on their blog. “The theme is inspired by an all-time favorite animated Disney film, “The Princess and the Frog.” We pick up this story after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.”

“Tiana is a modern, courageous, and empowered woman, who pursues her dreams and never loses sight of what’s really important. It’s a great story with a strong lead character, set against the backdrop of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou. In 1966, Walt himself opened New Orleans Square when it became the first new ‘land’ added to Disneyland park, so it feels natural to link the story and the incredible music of The Princess and the Frog to our parks,” they added.

Voice of Tiana, Anika Noni Rose, shared her reaction to the exciting news.

“It is really exciting to know that Princess Tiana’s presence in both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom will finally be fully realized! As passionate as I am about what we created, I know the fans are going to be over the moon. The Imagineers are giving us The Princess and the Frog Mardi Gras celebration we’ve been waiting for, and I’m here for it!” she said.

Disney also just announced that Disneyland’s planned phased reopening may be pushed back from it’s original July 17th date.

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'Disney Family Singalong 2': ABC Announces First Wave of Star-Studded Performances!

ABC has announced the first wave of performers who will appear in the upcoming special The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II!

The star-studded special is going to air on Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10 at 7pm ET. Ryan Seacrest is returning as the host for the second edition of the show.

Taking to their living room studios and kitchen stages to sing beloved Disney melodies with the nation are Halsey, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Shakira, Rebel Wilson, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Donald Glover, and many more.

Additional celebrities and performance details will be announced soon.

The first edition of The Disney Family Singalong was a huge success for ABC. Make sure to watch highlights from that special now!

Click inside to see the full list of performances so far… More Here! »

Caitriona Balfe Joins Idina Menzel, Connie Britton & More at Women in Film's Oscar Party

Caitriona Balfe steps out in a gorgeous dress for the 2020 Women In Film Female Oscar Nominees Party held at Sunset Room Hollywood on Friday night (February 7) in Hollywood.

The 40-year-old Outlander star met up with Idina Menzel, Connie Britton, Oscar nominees Diane Warren and Sandy Powell, plus Lake Bell, Caitlin McGee, Logan Browning, Stephanie Beatriz, Janina Gavankar, and Anika Noni Rose.

Gideon Adlon, Hari Nef, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Madeline Brewer, Kyra Sedgwick, and Mikey Madison were also seen at the party with influencers Tati Westbrook, Gigi Gorgeous, Nats Getty, August Getty, and longtime couple Chris Hardwick and Lydia Hearst.

Just the night before, Caitriona joined Madeline, Lydia, Janina and many more at Vanity Fair’s pre-Oscar bash.

FYI: Lake is wearing Brock Collection. Hari wore Sergio Rossi heels. Tati carried an Emm Kuo bag.

55+ pictures inside of Caitriona Balfe, Idina Menzel and more at the Women in Film Oscar Party

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Cynthia Erivo & Billy Porter Show Off Their Cool Styles at BAFTA Tea Party!

Cynthia Erivo and Billy Porter both strike a fierce pose as they arrive at the BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party on Saturday afternoon (January 4) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.

The Broadway stars are both nominated for awards at the upcoming 2020 Golden Globes!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Cynthia Erivo

Other stars at the event included The Two Popes star Jonathan Pryce, Dolemite is My Name actors Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Keegan-Michael Key with wife Elisa Pugliese, Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose, Succession actors Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong along with Fleabag’s Sian Clifford.

READ MORE: Matt Bomer Raves About Cynthia Erivo’s Performance at Gold Meets Golden Event!

FYI: Billy is wearing a Baja East outfit, Coach boots, a hat by Halomimi, Thom Browne glasses, and Konstantino jewelry.

20+ pictures inside of the stars at the event…More Here! »

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'Assassination Nation' Cast Teams Up for New York Screening

The ladies of Assassination Nation join forces at the New York screening!

Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, and Abra stepped out for the event held at Metrograph on Monday (September 17) in New York City.

Also in attendance were their other co-stars Anika Noni Rose and Noah Galvin.

The Leftovers actress Emily Meade was there to show her support as well.

ICYMI, see photos of the cast at the LA premiere here and at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival here.

Assassination Nation is “a thousand percent a true story about how the quiet, all-American town of Salem absolutely lost its mind.” (Watch the trailer here.)

Don’t miss it when it hits theaters on September 21!

FYI: Suki is wearing a Dilara Findikoglu suit. Hari is wearing an Adam Selman suit. Svedka Vodka cocktails were served at the after party.

15+ pictures inside of the Assassination Nation cast at the screening… More Here! »

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Cicely Tyson Honored with Hand & Footprint Ceremony at Chinese Theatre

Cicely Tyson holds her hands in the air after placing them in cement during her Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday (April 27) in Hollywood.

The legendary 93-year-old actress was honored by her friend Tyler Perry at the event and Tony winner Anika Noni Rose was in the audience.

In a new interview with THR, Cicely opened up about her hopes for young black women during the Time’s Up movement.

“That they will gain from it a sense of freedom. Freedom to act in the manner that they feel they should act in a given set of circumstances. To be able to demand respect, was a human being first, who happened to be born a woman. Regardless of color or race, you are a human being and should be treated as such,” she said.

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