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Spielberg's 'West Side Story' Movie Trailer Debuts at Oscars 2021 - Watch Now!

The first teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s remake of the classic musical West Side Story has arrived!

Ansel Elgort and newcomer Rachel Zegler star in the film as Tony and Maria alongside EGOT winner Rita Moreno as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works. The film tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City.

For those that don’t know, Rita played the role of Anita in the original film and won an Oscar for her performance. Her role in the remake was created specifically for her!

We have all of the info that you need to know about the incredible cast, which includes some legendary names and some talented newcomers.

West Side Story was supposed to hit theaters in December 2020, but the release date was delayed until December 10, 2021 because of the pandemic.

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'West Side Story' 2021 Remake Cast - Everything You Need to Know!

The movie remake of West Side Story is one of the most anticipated films of the year and the first trailer is being released tonight during the Oscars!

The cast features some incredible actors who you probably know, as well as some rising stars who we expect to become household names in the future.

Steven Spielberg directed the movie, which was originally supposed to hit theaters in December 2020. The release date was delayed because of the pandemic and it will now be released on December 10, 2021.

We’ve written up a breakdown of the cast so you can figure out where you know the actors from!

Click inside to see the cast list for West Side Story… More Here! »

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Maddie Ziegler Supports Boyfriend Eddie Benjamin at His EP Release Party - Watch His New Video!

Maddie Ziegler leads the way while leaving Delilah with boyfriend Eddie Benjamin on Thursday night (April 1) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The couple went out to celebrate the release of Eddie‘s new EP Emotional, which came out that night at midnight EST.

Maddie also stars in Eddie‘s new music video for his single “Speechless,” which you can watch below.

“The story is about an important moment in a relationship where you feel like you’re nearing the breaking point and how we sometimes go to crazy measures to show and prove our love,” Eddie shared about the video.

He actually asked Maddie to be in the video almost two years ago, and this is the first project that they have filmed together!

If you missed them, check out photos of the couple stepping out last week to celebrate Justin Bieber‘s latest album.

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Maddie Ziegler Makes Rare Public Outing with Boyfriend Eddie Benjamin - See Photos!

Maddie Ziegler has kept her relationship with boyfriend Eddie Benjamin relatively under the radar, but they just stepped out in public together for a rare outing!

The 18-year-old dancer and actress was seen holding hands with Eddie, 19, while attending Justin Bieber‘s album release party on Thursday night (March 25) at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood, Calif.

If you’re wondering why they were at the event, it’s because Eddie is actually one of Justin‘s close friends! His most recent Instagram photo is of him and Justin listening to music together.

We also have photos of Justin and his wife Hailey leaving the star-studded party, which was also attended by stars like Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Jaden Smith, and more.

Eddie just dropped a cover of the Amy Winehouse song “Back to Black,” which you can hear by going to JustJaredJR.com

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Sia Discusses Feeling 'Protective' of Maddie Ziegler and Hiring Her 24-Hour Security

Sia is opening up about feeling protective of her frequent collaborator Maddie Ziegler.

The 45-year-old singer-songwriter got candid about her experience with fame in a new episode of Sirius XM‘s Fierce: Women in Music on Friday (January 29).

“I had to just learn really, really good boundaries,” the “Chandelier” singer explained.

“And now I’m really good at it and if somebody wants to say hello I’m totally comfortable with that, if they want to take a photo it depends on what the situation is but I’m either totally comfortable doing that or I’ll say actually I don’t want anyone to know that we’re here, so how about a hug.”

Sia also said that she is “fiercely protective” of Maddie. “I provide her 24 hour security because I feel responsible for her ensuing fame,” she shared.

She revealed that often she will decline photos on Maddie‘s behalf if she gets the sense the former Dance Moms star is feeling overwhelmed.

“I can tell from Maddie‘s face whether she wants to do it or she doesn’t,” Sia said. “And so I either say, ‘No, you know, we’re not supposed to be in town’ or ‘We’re not doing photos today’ or ‘Actually we’re just having some family time.’”

However, Sia also added that she believes Maddie is “much better at being famous” than she is.

Sia came under scrutiny recently for casting Maddie as an autistic character in her upcoming film Musicshe defended her choice in a series of tweets.

Kate Hudson & Maddie Ziegler Star In Vibrant Trailer For Sia's Upcoming Film 'Music'

Kate Hudson pulls in Maddie Ziegler for a hug in the brand new trailer for their upcoming film, Music.

Sia debuted the first teaser for the movie, which has been met with some controversy in the past few months.

Also starring Leslie Odom, Jr., Music enters on Kazoo (Hudson), a free-spirited woman who suddenly becomes the sole guardian of her half sister (Ziegler).

Earlier today, Sia released the first song from the film’s soundtrack called “Hey Boy” with Burna Boy.

The movie, which Sia will direct, is set to debut on February 12 in a special limited theatrical release by IMAX.

Kate, who was a surprise casting switch from the original plan, was also seen out in Los Angeles on Friday (January 15), walking a Doberman Pinscher dog around the neighborhood.

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Sia Says Maddie Ziegler Was Worried About Playing A Special Needs Teen in 'Music'

Sia is opening up more about the decision to cast Maddie Ziegler as an autistic teen in her upcoming movie, Music.

The 45-year-old musician revealed on Australia’s The Project program that it was not only ableism, but nepotism as well, that lead her to bring Maddie into the project.

“I realized it wasn’t ableism — I mean, it is ableism, I guess, as well — but it’s actually nepotism, because I can’t do a project without her, I don’t want to. I wouldn’t make art if it didn’t include her,” she said.

Sia also shared that Maddie was concerned about taking the role.

“She cried on the first day of rehearsals and she was really scared. She just said, ‘I don’t want anyone to think I’m making fun of them,’” Sia recalled. “And I, bald-facedly, said ‘I won’t let that happen.’ And last week I realized I couldn’t really protect her from that, which I thought I could.”

She went on, “…I’ve realized there are some things I can’t protect her from, as much as I try. I guess that’s like any mom or bonus mom would say.”

Sia came under fire just before the holidays as many took issue with Maddie playing a special needs teen.

“There is no way I could have used someone of Maddie’s level of functioning to play her,” Sia said during an interview. “I also needed a dancer, for [the character’s] imaginary life.”

Sia went on to defend Maddie‘s casting to fans on social media.

Here’s a synopsis of Music: Zu (Kate Hudson) is newly sober when she receives news that she is to become the sole guardian of her half-sister named Music (Ziegler), a young girl on the autism spectrum. The film explores two of Sia’s favorite themes: finding your voice and creating family.