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Disney President of Production Says There's a Competitive Advantage to Female Empowerment

With "Beauty and The Beast" earning Disney $700 million dollars to date (and on track to break $1 billion), Sean Bailey, President of Production at Walt Disney Pictures, says to expect some collaborations in the Disney princess franchise. Read More »

Disney Has Done It Again: Princess Rapunzel Rejects Marriage Proposal, Breaking Stereotypes

Doing away with Disney stereotypes, Rapunzel just became the first Disney princess to ever reject a marriage proposal in the new TV movie, "Tangled: Before Ever After." Read More »

"Power Rangers" Director Follows "Beauty and the Beast" Director's Lead and Introduces the First Openly LGBTQ Superhero

"Beauty and the Beast" director, Bill Condon, might have set an example for the rest of the world by casting Disney's first openly gay character. Read More »

"Beauty and the Beast" Just Beat a Record Previously Held By "Harry Potter"

Emma Watson's box-office success is a tale as old as time. The British star has long been one of the world’s most valuable young actresses, thanks to her early boost from the "Harry Potter" series — and now her new film is besting a record previously set by the wizarding franchise. Read More »

Watch John Legend and Ariana Grande's "Beauty and the Beast" Music Video

Here’s a bit of magic to carry you from the weekend into Monday: The music video for John Legend and Ariana Grande's remake of the "Beauty and the Beast" Read More »

Emma Watson Shuts Down Critics Who Said Her Braless "Vanity Fair" Shoot Isn't Feminist

Actress and all-around Renaissance woman Emma Watson had some strong words for critics/trolls who said her recent Vanity Fair shoot was hypocritical of her Read More »

Here's the Official "Beauty and the Beast" Trailer With Emma Watson as Belle

Get excited: The official trailer for the live action "Beauty and the Beast" movie, starring Emma Watson as Belle, is HERE featuring tracks from A Read More »