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TV Ratings: ‘Ghosts’ Hits Series High, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Special Solid

CBS’ Ghosts scored its biggest same-day audience ever with a two-part holiday episode, and ABC’s Beauty and the Beast special put up decent ratings as well on Thursday. A two-part Ghosts, titled “The Christmas Spirit,” averaged 7 million viewers for CBS, beating out its previous high of 6.78 million in late October. The comedy was […]

ABC’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Special Adds Martin Short, David Alan Grier, Shania Twain

ABC is rounding out the cast of its Beauty and the Beast special. The Dec. 15 special, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the film’s best picture nomination — the first animated feature to earn that honor — has added Martin Short, David Alan Grier, Shania Twain, Rizwan Manji, Jon Jon Briones and Leo Abelo Perry to […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Stars, Viola Davis Pay Tribute to Angela Lansbury: “She Touched Four Generations”

Robby Benson, Viola Davis and Josh Gad were among the list of Hollywood stars and entertainment industry members who shared tributes and expressed their condolences following the news of the passing of actress Angela Lansbury. The celebrated performer and iconic star of Murder, She Wrote was a five-time Tony Award winner, recipient of an honorary […]

Graham Greene, Alice Moran to Star in Mystery Comedy ‘Paige Darcy and The Case of The Stoned Cat’ (Exclusive)

Graham Greene is set to star alongside Alice Moran in the comedy mystery Paige Darcy and the Case of the Stoned Cat, from directors Melissa D’Agostino and Matt Campagna for HighballTV. Greene, who earned an Oscar nomination for playing medicine man Kicking Bird in Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves and will also appear in Marvel’s […]

ABC’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Special Casts H.E.R. as Belle

The Beauty and the Beast 30th anniversary special at ABC has found its Belle. Grammy winner H.E.R. will play the character in the special, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the 1991 animated film’s historic Oscar nomination for best picture — the first animated feature to earn such recognition. The movie won two Academy Awards […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Gets ABC Live Treatment for 30th Anniversary (Exclusive)

Beauty and the Beast is getting the live treatment at ABC to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved animated classic’s history-making Academy Award nomination. The Disney-backed broadcast network is making a two-hour, live-action/animated special that will feature a new cast and air Dec. 15 on the broadcast network. Jon M. Chu (In the Heights, […]

Disney’s Profits From ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Safe, Judge Rules

Disney is no longer at risk of surrendering profits on two of its blockbusters — Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool — for using allegedly stolen VFX technology to animate CG characters. Conceding that he erred in a previous ruling clearing the way for trial over these films and exposing the company to massive damages, […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ and Its Unprecedented Oscar Run in 1992: “It Was a Giant Moment for Everyone”

Thirty years ago, an animated film — Disney’s Beauty and the Beast — was nominated for the best picture Oscar for the first time. The same studio had, of course, previously made animated classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (for which Walt Disney was presented with an honorary Oscar, along with seven smaller […]

Odd Love: 11 Unconventional Movie Romances for Valentine’s Day

Such classic films as 'Edward Scissorhands' and 'Wall-E' have highlighted romances perfect for Valentine's Day, given their unusual pairings.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Prequel Series Put on Hold at Disney+

Beauty and the Beast’s TV spinoff has hit a speed bump. Disney+ has put its musical prequel spinoff from its 2017 feature film on hold amid delays with creative elements and scheduling challenges with its cast. Sources close to the streamer say the show will eventually be made, though it’s unclear if the cast, including […]

Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in February

Kevin Costner’s Western Dances With Wolves, James Cameron’s action hit Terminator 2: Judgment Day and the romantic drama Chocolat are among the movie and TV titles leaving Netflix in February 2022. An adaptation of Michael Blake’s 1998 novel of the same name, Costner’s directorial debut Dances With Wolves follows Union Army lieutenant John J. Dunbar (Costner) […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ at 30: Stars Reflect on Disney Animated Film’s Legacy

Disney’s 1991 animated take on Beauty and the Beast, celebrating its 30th anniversary this month, spawned a Broadway musical and a live-action remake and earned nearly $425 million at the global box office as well as a special place in the hearts of fans and the film’s voice cast. Paige O’Hara, who voices Belle, recalled […]