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A long-lost book by Beatrix Potter is a bestseller nine months before its release

More than 70 years after her death, beloved children’s book author Beatrix Potter has her fans in a frenzy. The creator of the classic <i>Tale of Peter Rabbit</i>, about a mischievous, hungry rabbit, and over two dozen other titles, has a new book set for release in September 2016.<p><i>The Tale of …

Books

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 …

Disney Princesses With Realistic Waistlines Look Utterly Fabulous

What if Disney princesses had realistic waistlines? Well, they would look pretty fab. No doubt about it.<p>Buzzfeed's Loryn Brantz decided to digitally edit six famous Disney ladies -- Ariel ("The Little Mermaid"), Pocahontas ("Pocahontas"), Jasmine ("Aladdin"), Belle ("Beauty and the Beast"), Aurora …

Disney Villains' Cover Of One Republic's 'Counting Stars' Honors Scar As The Most Evil

It's not very often that Jafar, Captain Hook, Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, Hades, Ursula and the Evil Queen gather together for a One Republic cover, but when they do, it's probably because Scar made them do it.<p>Singing their rendition of One Republic's "Counting Stars," opting for the title …

Harry Potter Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' Will Be Released As A Trilogy

Warner Bros. made a huge -- but not so surprising -- announcement on Wednesday, revealing that the Harry Potter spinoff series, "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them," will be released as a trilogy and not a stand-alone film.<p>The first "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them" movie was scheduled …

Is There Finally a 'Labyrinth' Sequel in the Works?

The Jim Henson Company has a number of beloved franchises tucked away for safekeeping, like "Fraggle Rock," "The Dark Crystal," and "Labyrinth." Fans of the latter are especially obsessive; there's manga, extensive theories about the characters and universe, cosplay, tattoos, and more dedicated to …

Weddings

Eleven Facts About The Woman Behind The Mouse - Lillian Marie Disney

The saying goes "behind ever great man is a greater woman", and even though this saying is considered a bit outdated these days the phrase often rang …

Richard III was bottle-a-day drinker, study suggests

<b>A study of the teeth and bones of Richard III show the king drank up to a bottle of wine a day in the last years of his life.</b><p>The research by the British Geological Survey and University of Leicester revealed he also ate exotic meat including swan, crane, heron and egret.<p>Samples were taken from a …

Archaeology

Robin Williams Tributes: Rufio, Broadway’s ‘Aladdin,’ and More

From World of Warcraft and late night to Dante Basco—better known as Rufio from Hook—see some of the tributes to the great comedian.<p>1) Last Tuesday …

'Harry Potter' Is Making Kids More Open and Accepting, Says Science

A new study conducted by Italian researchers offers evidence that kids who read the "Harry Potter" series are less prejudiced than their peers who didn't read the books, according to a paper published by the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.<p>The paper hypothesized that "extended contact via …

Makes Total Scents: Disney Villains As Perfume Bottles

This is a series of Disney villain inspired perfume bottles imagined by Pixiv artist mmmint8. If the Scar one were a real scent I would buy it …

Beauty

Let's rank every X-Man ever

The X-Men have been around for more than 50 years. They multiply: rapidly, frequently, endlessly. They aren’t really a superteam like the Justice …

Disney's Cinderella Official Teaser Trailer

Uncensored F. Scott Fitzgerald Work to be Released for the First Time

From sexual innuendo to antisemitism, a wealth of censored material that was sliced out of F Scott Fitzgerald’s short stories by newspaper editors is …

Books

How Disney Princesses Made Me a Better Feminist

Belle, Mulan, and Cinderella proved that a girl can be brainy, brave, and beautiful.<p>If I saw a GoldieBlox commercial as a kid, I would probably cry. The ads feature girls just like I was—smart, strong, mischievous—with one big difference: The GoldieBlox crew hates princess dolls so much they launch …

Star Wars 7 cast: Isaac, Ridley, Boyega and Gleeson among new names

Newcomers John Boyega, Adam Driver, Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson join veteran names such as Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew – and Max von Sydow – as cast for JJ Abrams' film finally announced<p>• Who's who in the new cast? • Driver casting an act of genius • Ford and Hamill in London ahead of shoot • Full …

'Mean Girls': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Classic High School Comedy

"Fetch" may never have happened, but "Mean Girls" certainly did become a thing.<p>Released 10 years ago this week (on April 30, 2004), the high school comedy not only gave Lindsay Lohan her best role and made a star out of Rachel McAdams, but it also launched the movie careers of several of its …

It's Not Just 'Frozen': Most Disney Films Are Subtly Pro-Gay

But the most remarkable thing about queer readings of the film may be how unremarkable they really are. Through both its corporate practices and the content of its films, Disney for decades has implemented the so-called "gay agenda"—which is to say, helping make the world a more accepting place.<p>To …

Walt Disney Company

It's A Terrible Idea For Warner Bros. To Release ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ The Same Weekend As ‘Captain America 3'

It wasn't too much of a surprise since Disney previously planned to release a movie that date.<p>However, if you're a movie fanatic, or a comic fan, you knew the real news was the giant-sized gauntlet Disney threw down at rival studio Warner Bros.<p>Previously, WB announced it would release its hugely …

Comic Books

Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Walk-Around at Tokyo DisneySea

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was one of Walt Disney’s first animated stars. The story of how Walt lost control of the rights to Oswald to a New York …

This Guy Makes Singing 'Let It Go' in 21 Disney Voices Look Easy

PG2013<p>Based on 43 critics<p>When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with... Read More

7 Tips to Help You Remember Names Better

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>There’s no easy way to admit this, but I am horrible with names.<p>I shake hands with someone I’ve just met, the person says his or her name, and within 10 seconds I’ve forgotten the name. And since I’ve just started a new job, I am beyond frustrated with my …

Public Speaking