Britney Spears Songs Will Soundtrack New Princess-Themed Musical

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It’s Cinderella, bitch! Fairy tale princesses Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rapunzel (and yes, Cinderella) are at the center of a new musical that will feature Britney Spears songs. Once Upon a One More Time will premiere in Chicago this fall before seeking a home on Broadway the following year. Theater owner James L. Nederlander is producing the show, which will center around a book club comprised of the fairy tale heroines.

But there’s a twist.

When they wish for a new book, a fairy godmother presents them with Betty Friedan’s iconic feminist text The Feminine Mystique. As they sing their way through Spears’ two decades of classic songs, the book opens up the eyes of all four (not yet) women. “Cinderella is having an existential crisis, and she has a posse of famous princesses, and her stepmother is the main antagonist, and there’s also Prince Charming and a dwarf we’ve never met — the eighth dwarf — and a narrator who is unhappy his system is being dismantled before his eyes,” bookwriter Jon Hartmere (The UpsideBare) told The New York Times. “These women have been in this hermetically sealed world, and then they start to get deeper into modern ideas — second and third-wave feminism — and also explore how stories are passed down to us, and where we get our norms from. But it’s also superfun and funny.”

Twenty-three of Spears’ songs will be featured in the musical; the pop princess has already seen one reading of the musical and has given her blessing. Previews will begin on October 29th at Chicago’s James L. Nederlander Theater with the official opening set for November 13th.

 

This article was originally writing by: Rolling Stone.com

The First Full-Length Trailer For Disney’s Live-Action «Aladdin» Is Finally Here

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Disney on Tuesday morning unveiled the highly anticipated trailer for its upcoming live-action Aladdin film.The new trailer is chock-full of new footage, giving audiences glimpses of some of the film’s most iconic scenes.

The trailer begins with Aladdin (Mena Massoud) running away from two men who are after him for stealing.

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Soon after, our destitute hero gets a look at Jasmine (Naomi Scott) for the first time and they’re certainly giving each other what could only be described as the equivalent of the heart-eyes emoji come to life.

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Genie (Will Smith) and carpet dance along to «Friend Like Me» in one quick shot.

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And it looks so impressive compared to the animated version of the same scene.

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Fans were previously given a taste of what the beloved classic would look like when Smith, along with Scott and Massoud, were featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly in December. At the time, people were confused over why Smith wasn’t blue like Genie in the animated version, though he quelled people’s fears, assuring them he’d definitely be blue in the final version of the movie.

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Folks didn’t have to wait long to see Smith in his full Genie get-up because another teaser for the movie debuted during last month’s Grammys.

But, once again, folks weren’t satisfied even though he was blue, as requested.

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This article was originally writing by: The vERGE.COM

J.Lo’s Absurdly Huge Engagement Ring Could Be Worth $5 Million

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To declare his undying love for her, Alex Rodriguez went all out and got Jennifer Lopez a massive engagement ring but the public doesn’t yet know how much it costs or just how many carats it is. To get to the bottom of this, People Magazine “jewelry experts” for their opinions on it, and their convoluted answers made the ring all the more mysterious. Who will ever know its secrets?

Andrew Fox, head of superjeweler.com, subtly flexed, letting everyone know his company has a diamond just like that: Since Fox’s company has owned a diamond of the same magnitude, he confidently estimates the diamond ranges between 11 and 15 carats and values it between $1 to $1.9 million. But his estimates on how expensive it was were on the lower end. Another expert said 15 carats and $5 million. What I want to know is if the ring is pink, like the one Ben Affleck gave her in 2002, or if it just looked that way in their engagement announcement.