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Social Media Was A Shameful Place This Week

Our ability to comment publicly on Instagram posts, Tweets, and Facebook statuses is both a blessing and a curse.<p>It can let us commiserate with …

Social Media

Theme parks develop ‘blockbuster worlds’ based on movie franchises

My, how the worlds have changed.<p>Worlds. Plural. As in "blockbuster worlds." As in immersive theme park experiences that plop you into a snowy, shivery kingdom ("Frozen"), a mysterious alien planet ("Avatar") or a futuristic flight of fantasy ("Star Wars").<p>Used to be that theme park goers would find …

Beauty and the Beast 25th anniversary screening announced by Film Society of Lincoln Center

The Film Society of Lincoln Center, renowned for its emphasis on the daring and cutting-edge in cinema, will treat audiences this September to a tale …

Poll: Which Animated Movie Should Get a Live-Action Reboot Next?

In a Hollywood full of sequels, reboots and remakes, animated properties are rife with inspiration for studios.<p>Disney in particular has been on a …

Beauty and the Beast

Justin Bieber Refusing To Speak To Selena Gomez After She Trashes Him

Yikes! It looks like things may have come to a standstill between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, cause he is reportedly refusing to speak to his ex …

Simone Biles Finally Meets Celeb Crush Zac Efron – and Gets a Kiss!

Simone Biles‘ great week just got greater.<p>The 19-year-old gymnast, who has admitted to having a life-size cutout of Zac Efron in her bedroom, finally …

Guy Fieri Without His Regular Spiked Hair Is Truly A Sight To See

He looks like a regular GUY.

Is now the right time to watch ‘Heathers the Musical’? Yes

When Slow Burn Theatre’s artistic director Patrick Fitzwater first hit upon the idea of a production of <i>Heathers the Musical</i>, he probably imagined …

Elle Woods Sparked My 10-Year-Old Self's Feminist Awakening

I grew up in a house defined by strong, independent women — five of them, to my father’s delight — but that doesn’t mean that the words “feminism” or …

The 1 Reason Moana Is Going to Be the BEST Disney Princess Yet

Happily ever afters are what Disney is all about. But — more often than not — happy endings for the female leading ladies mean ending up with a man. There's nothing wrong with a sweet love story, and Disney certainly knows the magic formulas to melt our hearts. Still, the underlying issue with many …

Animation

You Won’t Believe This Beauty Vlogger’s DIY Brow Trick

Every day, beauty YouTubers find new ways to shock us into clicking. (One hundred layers of makeup, anyone?) And just when you think you’ve seen it …

Hairspray Live cast talks table read, new songs (but not for Ariana Grande)

NBC ended its day on the Television Critics Association’s annual summer press tour with <i>Hairspray Live!</i>, its upcoming live musical production of the …

'Frozen, A Musical Spectacular' to Debut Aboard Disney Cruise Line

"Frozen" fans rejoice. The hit animated film and its soundtrack are coming to the high seas.<p>You May Also Like<p>Disney Cruise Line Returns to Favorite …

Apple Leak Confirms Massive New iPhone 7

Just when you thought it wasn’t possible for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to leak any more major details, we hit the mother lode…<p>Unbox Therapy, one of YouTube’s most popular channels with over 5M subscribers, has obtained a final chassis of the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus (also rumoured …

instagram vs. basel: how social media is changing art

Is the #artselfie democratizing high culture or creating a permanent state of déjà vu?<p>At the time of writing, the Instagram hashtag #instaart has a stunning 13,843,454 posts (#artporn, 286,763), many of which accompany images from Art Basel in Switzerland, which opened to the public today.<p>You've …

Brooklyn Beckham Just Inserted Himself Into the Taylor Swift, Kimye Drama

Careful what you share! <b>Brooklyn Beckham</b> inadvertently inserted himself into the ongoing drama between <b>Taylor Swift,</b> <b>Kim Kardashian</b> and <b>Kanye West</b> when …

Kim Kardashian

Kylie Jenner's Response to the Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian Drama Is Everything

Snapchat never lies.<p>One week after everyone got invited to the #KimExposedTaylorParty, Kylie Jenner has hinted at whose side she's on via the magic of Snapchat. Her position is in line with every Kardashian-Jenner who has responded to the drama. Kylie's more like Kendall and less like Khloé in this …

Belle’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ gown was supposed to look totally different

Belle's distinctive gold ball gown in "Beauty and the Beast" might be one of the most famous dresses in movie history.<p>But it was originally supposed to be another color entirely: Pink.<p>At a 25th anniversary celebration this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, the filmmakers discussed what might have …

Generation Famous: Why You Probably Could Not Be A YouTube Star

Before VidCon 2016 started, I sat at a bar in Colorado.<p>The bartender asked about the coming weekend and I explained the digital video convention to him.<p>“Making videos for a living?” he said shaking his head. “Not a bad deal.”<p>“Yeah,” I said. “But it’s actually a lot of work.”<p>“Is it?”<p>Some variety of …

Extreme Makeup Tutorials : 100 layers

Jenna Marbles has remained one of the biggest stars on YouTube for years due to her humorously sarcastic personality and her ability to create videos …

Meet the creator who has been dominating YouTube for the past decade

If there was ever a social media celebrity, it's Justine Ezarik. The digital creator has been one of the first viral personalities to have received their start on YouTube. In 2006, she started her now famous channel, iJustine, as a way to find a community who loved tech as much as she did. Since …

Social Media

Ever Recipes

From Guy Fieri's mac daddy macaroni to Damaris Phillips' bourbon-spiked cake, get the winners' top dishes, each showcasing their POVs.<p>Maple Nut Tart …

5 Things You May Not Know About Hollywood’s Most-Iconic Musical Theatre Voice

Marni Nixon spent most of her career behind the spotlight, but every musical theatre fan should know her name.<p>With Marni Nixon’s passing July 24, …

Audrey Hepburn

Take a Virtual Bow On Broadway With Wicked’s Facebook 360 Photo

Fans can share in the experience of taking a bow on Broadway in a new Facebook 360 photo shared by the cast of Wicked.<p>Fans of the hit musical <i>Wicked</i> …

Broadway Theatre