Miranda Ervin

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How The First 'Harry Potter' Movie Came Together

<i>"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was released on Nov. 16, 2001, but the film was in development long before that date. Author J.K. Rowling published her first Harry Potter book in 1997, and sold the book's rights in 1999. Courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, here are</i> …

What It's Really Like to Be a Disney Princess

A former Belle at Disney World talks about auditioning for the role, learning to love her character, and fending off creepy dads.<p><i>Once upon a time, Disney princesses ruled your VHS collection. Today, they're royalty on the Internet (see: Cinderella twerking and Snow White snapping selfies.) But</i> …

Which Disney Princess Most Embodies Feminist Principles

<i>Which Disney Princess best embodies feminist principles, and why?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Shannon Larson</i><p>In …

22 Things We Learned Hanging Out With Sam Smith

<i>The following article is provided by Rolling Stone.</i><p>By PATRICK DOYLE<p>For his current Rolling Stone cover story, Sam Smith gave hours of interviews, both on his home turf in London and in Atlanta as he prepared to launch his first arena tour, giving us so much material that we couldn't possibly print …

22 Things We Learned Hanging Out With Sam Smith

For his current <i>Rolling Stone</i> cover story, Sam Smith gave hours of interviews, both on his home turf in London and in Atlanta as he prepared to launch …

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Azalea & Smith lead iHeartRadio Music Award nominees

Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith led the finalists for the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards with five nominations apiece, with Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande each receiving four nominations.<p>iHeartMedia and NBC announced the nominations Wednesday. The awards will be presented March 29 at the Shrine Auditorium …

Day 4 - Experience 'My Storybook Moment' at Meet and Greets

If “A dream is a wish your heart makes” then do I have a surprise for you!<p>Many little girls dream of being a princess. How do we know? If you have …

Cute Killers? Gray Seals Maul, Suffocate Seals and Porpoises, Studies Say

Long thought to be fish-eaters, the big-eyed animals have been observed taking on bigger prey in the North Sea.<p>It seemed a heart-warming sight: two seals apparently frolicking in the sea before slipping below the waves off the German island of Helgoland (map) in 2013.<p>Then an ominous sheet of red …

8 Real-World Locations That Inspired Disney Movies

<i>by Pretty Prudent's Jaime Morrison Curtis</i><p>Photo courtesy Nagelestock.com/Alamy<p>The magical worlds inhabited by Disney characters have inspired children for generations, but did you know that the creative teams behind these visions were often themselves inspired by authentic villages, castles, and …

What are Your Disney California Adventure Park Must-Do’s?

Last week, we shared our Disneyland park must-do’s … and I’ve got to say, you all had some pretty good things to share. This week, let’s head over to …

NBC Explains Delay To Drop Bill Cosby's Show

NBC dropped its plans for a Bill Cosby project back in November after sexual assault allegations mounted against the comedian, and now the network has explained its decision for the first time -- while also saying it wouldn't work with Cosby again.<p>"Fifteen women came out and accused him," NBC …

Register Now: Disney Parks Blog Readers Invited to Unveiling of Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

<b>UPDATE</b>: This event has reached capacity and confirmation emails are being sent. If you were not able to register – don’t worry! We’ll have details to …

Disney Parks After Dark: The Mystery of the Chandelier Clock at Disneyland Park

Have you ever walked through Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland park and looked up to see the stunning chandelier clock? If not, you are missing a …

Learn to Draw Mickey’s Pal, Pluto, at Disney's Hollywood Studios

I have to say that of the “Fab Five” Disney characters (Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald and Goofy), my favorite sidekick for Mickey Mouse of these has …

'Cinderella' Sneak Peek and Golden Coach Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Who else is getting excited to see Disney’s dazzling, live-action feature “Cinderella” when it comes out this spring? Well, for a limited time …

Good Morning from Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park

Good morning from Cars Land! You have to be here pretty early in the morning to see a sight like this – the sun rising over Ornament Valley and the …

Baby Bats Swaddled Like Little Burritos Are Way Cuter Than You Might Expect

Baby bats are heart-meltingly cute when they're being swaddled.<p>Need proof? Look no further than this video shot last week by Adam Cox, of the Wakaleo Animal Channel at the Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre in Advancetown, Australia.<p>The flying fox bats in the clip were orphaned or …

Snow babies – cutest animals in the snow – in pictures

Camilla de la Bedoyere shares some stunning pictures and amazing facts about cute baby animals in the snow!<p>You can find out more in Camilla’s book Snow Babies

This Handicapped Tortoise Is Psyched About His Awesome Lego Wheelchair

Blade the tortoise is back on the move thanks to one creative vet.<p>"The bones were like rubber and the musculature had clearly diminished," Plischke told <i>CNET</i>.<p>So he did!<p>A bonus of the contraption is that it helps him gain strength, so that eventually he won't need the "training wheels."<p>"For people …

Japanese manga charger supports your smartphone with cute power

LAS VEGAS — Japan's obsession with all things cute may sometimes be forced, but when done right it's hard to resist, especially when that "kawaii" …

LED dresses and sparkling wearables light up CES fashion catwalk

LAS VEGAS — From jackets with built in GPS to LED-lit dresses that show your latest tweets, the tech world is trying its hardest to be …

CES 2015: We Ate 3D-Printed Pizza

The future of food is here.<p>IGN's Brian Altano may have eaten a black cheeseburger in Tokyo, but we ate a 3D-printed pizza in Las Vegas. Watch the …

These Creepy Massage Chair Nap Zones Are Everywhere At CES

My first day walking the show floor at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was going just fine until I walked past something that made me stop short.<p>Dozens of people were sprawled on their backs on top of massage chairs, eyes closed, trying to seek some relaxation from the show's …

Presenting the Best of CES 2015 winners!

One week in Vegas, several halls filled with tech, but only one official Best of CES Awards. After a few tortuous nights of shouting at each other, debating the merits of each of our finalists, we eventually decided on our winners. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners, and to anyone …

50 Cent explains how Star Wars is like lingerie

"Watch this metaphor, it's a little sophisticated."<p>Last year at CES, we talked to 50 Cent at length about SMS Audio, the company he founded in 2011. So for this year, we decided to keep the interview very focused — which is to say, we talked almost exclusively about <i>Star Wars</i>, since one of the …

12 Best and Worst Things We Saw at CES 2015

BEST: Phillips Fidelio B5 Surround-On-Demand Soundbar<p>This ingenious soundbar is for anyone who wants surround sound, but isn't ready to commit to a …

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CES is finally over. Here’s everything you missed

We expected CES this year to be about connecting everything from watches to toothbrushes to virtual worlds. We did see a lot of connected, crazy …

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CES 2015 roundup: superchips, driverless cars and follow-me drones

The latest gadgets, gizmos and tech trends were on show in Las Vegas this week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show<p>Las Vegas Strip, home to a dozen of the world’s biggest hotels and usually busy every hour of the day and night, was closed to traffic. Then, to the delight of the large crowd …

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