Harry Styles Turns Down the Role of Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid Live-Action Remake

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Despite being in talks to play Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid for over a month, Styles has officially turned down the offer, PEOPLE confirms.

“While he is a fan of the project, he has respectfully declined the offer,” a source close to the film tells PEOPLE.

Disney has not commented on who is being considered to play the handsome prince.

News that Styles may be appearing as Princess Ariel’s love interest initially surfaced in July, shortly after R&B singer Halle Bailey, 19, was officially cast as the leading mermaid.

Harry Styles (and Prince Eric

“I think anybody could do a wonderful job with the role,” Bailey told PEOPLE when asked about the English singer joining her. “I’m so blessed to be a part of such a beautiful project.”

The role of Prince Eric would have been Styles’ second major acting gig.

His only role came in 2017’s Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s epic WWII thriller. The performer had a bulk of the lines in the otherwise dialogue-light film, which also starred Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, and Fionn Whitehead.

He also recently screen-tested for the role of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic, but the singer lost out on the role to Austin Butler.

Besides acting, Styles was famously part of One Direction before the boy band went on hiatus in early 2016. He then embarked on a successful solo career.

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Production for The Little Mermaid is anticipated to begin in early 2020.

The film has already been getting plenty of attention — both good and bad — as shortly after Disney announced its casting of Bailey as Ariel in July, some internet commenters lashed out against the idea of a black woman in the role.

Bailey later addressed those comments in an interview with Variety and made it clear that she was not letting other people’s opinions get to her.

“I feel like I’m dreaming and I’m just grateful and I don’t pay attention to the negativity,” she told the outlet. “I just feel like this role was something bigger than me and greater and it’s going to be beautiful. I’m just so excited to be a part of it.”

Fans and stars were also quick to rally behind the choice, including Jodie Benson — the original voice of Ariel in the 1989 animated classic — who argued at Florida Supercon in July that “the most important thing is to tell the story.”

Halle Bailey and Princess Ariel

Besides Bailey, Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay are in talks to star in the film as Scuttle and Flounder, respectively, while Melissa McCarthy is reportedly near a deal to play the voice-stealing villain Ursula.

Alan Menken, who wrote the score to the original 1989 animated film, will return to the remake and create new music alongside Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, who worked with Marshall on Mary Poppins Returns.

Miranda previously worked with Disney on 2016’s Moana, which he fully composed.

This article was originally published by: People

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Split After Less Than a Year of Marriage: ‘This Is What’s Best’

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have called it quits less than a year after tying the knot.

“Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” a rep for Cyrus tells PEOPLE in a statement. “Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy.”

Rumors of a split between Cyrus, 26, and Hemsworth, 29, began on Saturday, after the “Mother’s Daughter” singer posted a photo of herself on Instagram in which she was not wearing her wedding ring.

“Mute me if you don’t want SPAMMED,” she captioned the post, which featured Cyrus sitting in a chair while wearing a black bustier top with a matching pair of black pants.

Although Cyrus is not wearing her wedding ring in the image, she is wearing multiple bracelets and necklaces.

In response to the image, her older sister Brandi Cyrus commented, “Boooooooooooooom!”

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The photo was taken while Cyrus vacationed with Brody Jenner’s ex Kaitlynn Carter in Italy — a trip which took place just one week after PEOPLE confirmed Carter’s split from Jenner after a year of marriage.

On Friday, Carter posted a photo of the pair joined by two friends while sailing around Lake Como. She later posted a snap of the pair wearing sexy swimsuits.

While Carter wrote in the caption, “rock the boat, don’t rock the boat baby ⚓️,” her ex Jenner, 35, commented, “Hot girl summer 🔥.”

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Earlier this summer, Cyrus opened up about how she doesn’t “fit into a stereotypical wife role.”

“I think it’s very confusing to people that I’m married. But my relationship is unique,” Cyrus told Elle for its August 2019 cover story, adding that the details of their love life are something she chooses to keep private.

“I don’t know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it’s so complex, and modern, and new that I don’t think we’re in a place where people would get it,” she said. “I mean, do people really think that I’m at home in a f—ing apron cooking dinner? I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women.”

Cyrus added: “People become vegetarian for health reasons, but bacon is still f–ing good, and I know that. I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most. I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word.”

(L-R) Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

While Cyrus and Hemsworth were committed to each other for years, neither were too concerned about actually tying the knot. But that all changed in December 2018 when they wed during an intimate ceremony at their home in Franklin, Tennessee.

After facing the unthinkable when their beloved Malibu home burned down the previous months during the California wildfires, the couple became closer than ever.

“The timing for their wedding makes perfect sense. They, like many others, endured a painful loss which deepened their bond,” a friend of the singer told PEOPLE after the pair got married.

“They don’t have doubts about their relationship,” a Cyrus source added. “They both wanted to get married. They have both matured a lot, and it seemed like the perfect time for them to get married.”

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Anne Hathaway Debuts Baby Bump in Fuchsia Pink Cut-Out Dress on Red Carpet at Broadway Opening

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On Thursday, Hathaway, 36, debuted her baby bump on the red carpet at the Broadway opening of the play Sea Wall/A Life.

The actress wore a fuschia pink cut-out dress — which showed off her growing belly — paired with metallic heels and a rose-colored clutch. She styled her signature brunette tresses in loose waves.

Hathaway is expecting her second child with husband Adam Shulman, who attended the premiere, but was not pictured with her on the carpet. The couple, who tied the knot in September 2012, are already parents to son Jonathan Rosebanks, whom they welcomed in March 2016.

The Princess Diaries star announced she’s expecting baby number two last month alongside a black-and-white mirror selfie, showing off her baby bump under a loose-fitting white tank top.

“It’s not for a movie …⁣⁣ #2⁣,” she captioned the post, going on to hint that getting pregnant wasn’t exactly an easy journey for her and husband.

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“⁣All kidding aside, for everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies,” the actress added. “Sending you extra love 💕»

Just a few days after sharing the news, Hathaway said in an interview with the Associated Press that it was important to her to be honest that pregnancy didn’t come easy for her in an effort not to make others “feel even more isolated.”

“I didn’t just wave a magic wand and be like, ‘I want to be pregnant and, wow, it all worked out for me.’ It’s more complicated than that,’” said the Modern Love star during her appearance at a Television Critics Association panel. ” ‘Gosh, admire my bump now!’ It wasn’t like that.”

Hathaway mused about the “very one-size-fits-all approach to getting pregnant” she feels that, despite the “happy time” in “the majority of cases,” doesn’t apply to all people trying to conceive.

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“[For] a lot of people who are trying to get pregnant, that’s not really the story. Or that’s one part of the story,” she told the AP. “And the steps that lead up to that part of the story are really painful and very isolating and full of self-doubt. And I went through that.”

The Oscar-winner revealed that she was “aware of the fact that when it came time to post that I was pregnant, somebody was going to feel even more isolated because of it.”

“I just wanted them to know they have a sister in me,” she said. “Our sisterhood is amazing, and we were kept from each other for a really long time because I think we were kept from our own stories. And we get to decide where the silence lives and where it goes away.”

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Beyoncé Calls Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Son Archie ‘So Beautiful’ at Lion King Premiere

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From one mother to another!

While attending the London premiere of The Lion King on Sunday, Meghan Markle met JAY-Z and Beyoncé, who voices Nala in the new live-action revamp of the beloved 1994 Disney film.

As she and her husband Prince Harry hugged and shared a conversation with the couple, the two mothers also spoke about baby Archie.

After telling Meghan how nice it was to meet her, Beyoncé, also 37, was heard telling the royal, “that baby is so beautiful,” in videos posted on fan accounts.

The royal couple left their 9-week-old son Archie at home for the night out, which marked Meghan’s first film premiere as a royal.

Beyoncé and her husband share three children of their own: daughter Blue Ivy, 7, and twins Sir and Rumi, 2.

 

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z, 49, have been quite open about their adoration for Meghan in the past.

During their 2019 Brit Awards acceptance speech, the power couple accepted their prize for Best International Group via video message, recreating their music video for “APES—.” But instead of posing in front of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” they stood in front of a regal portrait of the Duchess of Sussex wearing a sparkling crown and pearl necklaces.

The pop star later gave a short explanation via Instagram about why they chose to use the photo — and offered her congratulations on Meghan’s status as a mom-to-be!

“In honor of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas,” Beyoncé wrote. “Congrats on your pregnancy! We wish you so much joy.”

For the outing, Meghan wore a black Jason Wu dress with sheer sleeves and accessorized with Aquazzura heels and a Gucci clutch. Meanwhile, Harry looked dapper in a black suit with a bow tie.

The star-studded evening was held in support of Harry’s ongoing conservation work and his service on behalf of communities near endangered wildlife in Africa.

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At the premiere, the royal couple met some of the cast and crew, including Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Walt Disney Company CEO and chairman Bob Iger as well as Elton John, Pharrell Williams and the film’s director Jon Favreau before watching the film.

They will also have the chance to chat with representatives from organizations doing ground-breaking work for conservation and the environment.

Rihanna Trolls Her Fans Who Want Her Album Out Now with Hilarious Meme: ‘It Was All a Lie’

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Rihanna has a message for her fans who have been anticipating the release of her new album — they’re going to have to wait a bit longer.

On Thursday, Rihanna, 31, shared an Instagram video of a clip from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, which shows Karlie Redd reading the results of a lie detector test.

“Guys, it was all a lie,” Redd says in the clip.

As for the lie Rihanna is referring to, the singer promised her loyal followers that they would be hearing new music from her this year and that’s yet to happen, so she’s trolling them by implying that they are now calling her a liar.

“Nobody: ___  Me: Album coming in 2019 Navy in July: ___” Rihanna captioned the post.

“I can’t believe I stan a liar….” one fan wrote in the comment section, to which Rihanna responded to with three laughing emojis.

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“That’s it I’m unfollowing,” another fan commented.

“How is she gonna carry on doing this to us it’s been 3 bloody years,” a different user expressed.

Rihanna’s last album, titled Anti, was released in 2016.

Nonetheless, a plethora of her other fans and celebrities found the post funny.

Kevin Hart commented several laughing emojis.

Rihanna, whom Forbes recently named the world’s richest female musician, has stayed busy since releasing the critically acclaimed Anti in 2016: she launched Fenty Beauty in 2017, and unveiled her Savage x Fenty lingerie linelast year. She also recently announced the Fenty Maison line under French luxury goods conglomerate LVHM Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

Thanks to her jam-packed schedule, the star told Sarah Paulson in Interviewmagazine that she’s lost the ability to pour all of her focus and energy into creating new music with the same speed as before.

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“It’s the reason why an album isn’t being spat out like it used to,” she explained in the interview. “I used to be in the studio, only the studio, for three months straight, and an album would come out. Now, it’s like a carousel. I do fashion one day, lingerie the next, beauty the next, then music the next. It’s like having a bunch of kids and you need to take care of them all.”

Rihanna was unable to offer a timeline as for when fans can expect her ninth album, telling Paulson she “wish[ed] [she] knew” when it would be ready, but did tease that it would be “really fun.”

“It really does suck that it can’t just come out, because I’m working on a really fun one right now. I’m really happy with a lot of the material we have so far, but I am not going to put it out until it’s complete,” she said to Paulson. “It makes no sense to rush it, but I want it out.”

Last month, the singer confirmed to The New York Times’ T Style magazine that she’s hard at work on a reggae album and said fans should not expect a collaboration with Lady Gaga or Drake, contrary to rumors.

“Not anytime soon, I don’t see it happening,” she said of working again with frequent collaborator and on-again, off-again fling Drake. “Not on this album, that’s for sure.”

This article was originally written by: People

‘Stranger Things’ Star Millie Bobby Brown Might Be Joining Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’

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Millie Bobby Brown, star of Netflix’s hit sci-fi series Stranger Things, might be about to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Variety reports.

In a run-through of what to expect during Marvel Studios’ panel at Comic-Con, which kicks off next week in San Diego, reporter Matt Donnelly explained that The Eternals is set to be one of the new franchises announced during the presentation. In his explainer, Donnelly notes that Brown is reported to be one of the names attached to the project. If true, Brown will join previously reported cast members Angelina Jolie and Game of Thrones‘ Richard Madden.

Marvel Studios is yet to officially announce any of the cast members for The Eternals. Stay tuned for more information as it arrives during San Diego Comic-Con. It’s also likely that Marvel will drop more information about the standalone Black Widow movie, which is currently in production, and Shang-Chi, among others.

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Justin Bieber ‘Felt the Need to Defend’ Scooter Braun in Taylor Swift Feud but ‘Doesn’t Want It to Escalate’: Source

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Justin Bieber spoke out in defense of his longtime manager, Scooter Braun, after Taylor Swift accused him of «manipulative bullying»

Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun‘s ongoing drama has many of their fans and famous friends picking sides, including Justin Bieber.

The “Sorry” singer made it clear that he’s sticking by Braun — his longtime manager — when he issued a lengthy statement in defense of him on Instagram on Sunday after Swift accused him of “manipulative bullying” upon learning that he purchased her former record label, Big Machine Label Group, and ultimately, her master recordings. Now, there’s some insight into why Bieber decided to publicly weigh in — and open himself up to backlash.

Since Braun, 38, has supported Bieber, 25, throughout all of his ups and downs over the years — and particularly over the last several months as he took time off from music to focus on treating his mental health struggles including depression, anxiety and ADHD — Bieber “felt the need to defend” his “friend and mentor,” a source close to the star tells PEOPLE.

“[Scooter] has been very understanding and encouraging of Justin taking a break from making a new album and instead focusing on his mental health,” the source says. “Justin thinks Scooter has a big heart [and] thought Taylor’s bashing of Scooter was unfair.”

The source adds, though, that Bieber “doesn’t plan to make any more public statements defending Scooter.”

“He really just wants the whole thing to die down,” the source says. “It’s a small business, and he doesn’t want there to be hate.”

Upon learning that Braun had acquired Big Machine for $300 million on Sunday, Swift, 29, shared a Tumblr blog post expressing her disdain for Braun and claiming that he used Bieber and on-and-off client Kanye West to bully her on social media following her feud with the rapper over the lyrics of his song “Famous.”

“All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years,” Swift wrote. “Like when Kim Kardashian orchestrated an illegally recorded snippet of a phone call to be leaked and then Scooter got his two clients together to bully me online about it.”

Swift also shared a screenshot taken from Bieber’s Instagram account of an August 2016 post, in which he shared a FaceTime call between himself and Braun — who can be seen with West, whom Braun was not managing at the time of Bieber’s Instagram post. “Taylor swift what up,” Bieber captioned the post.

In response, Bieber wrote in the caption of a throwback photo of him and Swift on Instagram, “Hey Taylor. First of all I would like to apologize for posting that hurtful instagram post, at the time I thought it was funny but looking back it was distasteful and insensitive.. I have to be honest though it was my caption and post that I screenshoted [sic] of scooter and Kanye that said ‘taylor swift what up’ he didnt have anything to do with it and it wasnt even a part of the conversation in all actuality he was the person who told me not to joke like that.”

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Taylor Swift Reveals The Cover & Release Date Of 7th LP, ‘Lover’

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Taylor Swift hopped on Instagram live this afternoon (June 13) to drop a pop bombshell. Namely, the title and release date of her 7th album. Lover arrives on August 23 and it boasts a pastel-colored cover shot by Valheria Rocha. As usual, the 29-year-old is going above and beyond when it comes to packaging. (Never forget the Reputationmagazines!) The album will boast four different deluxe editions, which will be released exclusively via Target. They come with audio memos, a poster, a lyric book and other exclusive content.

As for the tracklist, we know that Lover will contain “ME!,” the album’s Brendon Urie-assisted lead single, as well as a track called “You Need To Calm Down.” The latter is expected to drop at midnight. It will be interesting to see of TS7 matches the blockbuster first-week sales of Reputation. “ME!” is undoubtedly a hit, but not of the same proportion as “Look What You Made Me Do” or “Shake It Off.” However, the multiple deluxe editions and merch bundles will help its cause. See the cover of Lover and pre-order your copy below.

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¿Quién es Anastasia Karanikolaou, la nueva mejor amiga de Kylie Jenner?

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Han pasado 4 meses desde el escándalo protagonizado por Jordyn Woods y Tristan Thompson, y todo parece indicar que Kylie Jenner oficialmente tiene una nueva mejor amiga: Anastasia Karanikolaou.En realidad, ellas llevan 9 años de conocerse y siempre han sido muy cercanas, pero los últimos posts en el Instagram de Kylieparecen ser la prueba de que Anastasia es la nueva favorita de su selectivo e íntimo grupo de amigas. Te decimos todo lo que debes saber sobre la nueva bestie de la menor del clan Kardashian-Jenner.

Mejor conocida como «Stassiebaby» por su cuenta de Instagram (que ya rebasa los 4.1 millones de seguidores), ella es una modelo, youtubber e influencer que ganó fama debido a que es una de las más cercanas amigas de Kylie y Kendall Jenner. Nació el 9 de junio de 1997 en California (pero tiene raíces griegas), acaba de cumplir 21 años y su signo zodiacal es Géminis.

   

La gran amistad de Kylie y Stacie

“Has sido la más consistente y leal amiga en mi vida y siento que sin ti no sería la persona que soy hoy», dijo Jenner sobre Stacie en una entrevista, en 2015. Así es, si piensas que la amistad entre estas celebs era nueva ¡estabas en un error! Anastasia ha estado con Kylie en los momentos más especiales de su vida: desde shootings de portadas (que han protagonizado juntas), idas a Coachella, fiestas y viajes por el mundo, hasta el baby shower en el que Jenner celebró que estaba por nacer Stormi Webster. Es tanto lo que han compartido juntas que, con motivo del cumpleaños 21 de Stacie, Kylie no dudó en compartir numerosos throwbacks en Instastories con su gran amiga (uno de ellos se hizo viral porque ambas aparecían besándose). Y con estas imágenes, quedó claro que su amistad es muy especial.

¿Y qué hay de Jordyn Woods?

Stacie parece estar en una situación complicada, pues tanto Kylie como Jordyn han sido dos de sus más grandes amigas en los últimos años. Esta debe ser la razón por la que la modelo decidió invitar a las dos a su exclusiva fiesta de cumpleaños, el viernes pasado, en Bootsy Bellows (¡en donde también estuvo Tristan Thompson!)

Sin embargo, el vínculo que tiene con Kylie es mucho más fuerte que el que ha tenido con Jordyn. Y, considerando que Jenner la llamó «bestie» en una de sus últimas Instagram Stories, sospechamos que la estrella de ‘KUWTK’ ¡ya tiene una nueva mejor amiga!

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«KILLING MICHAEL JACKSON», NUEVA PELICULA A LOS DIEZ AÑOS DE SU MUERTE

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Diez años después de la muerte de Michael Jackson, Discovery Networks International ha realizado  un documental que explora las circunstancias de su muerte.El film se llama «Killing Michael Jackson» ,  hecho  en el Reino Unido por Zig Zag Productions, fue adquirido por el gigante de la televisión para sus canales en Italia, Alemania y los países nórdicos. Discovery también lanzará la película en su canal Quest Red en el Reino Unido

En otros lugares, el documento también fue recogido por Polsat Television en Polonia, TVNZ en Nueva Zelanda y Medialaan en Bélgica. La película de una hora de duración, presenta a los tres detectives estadounidenses que lideraron la investigación original sobre la muerte del controvertido cantante en 2009. Reunidos en pantalla por primera vez desde el juicio del doctor Conrad Murray, quien posteriormente fue encarcelado por la involuntaria homicidio de Jackson, Orlando Martínez, Dan Myers y Scott Smith volverán a examinar el caso una década más tarde y revelarán a los televidentes los extraordinarios detalles de su investigacion

El documento se compromete a mostrar a los detectives a medida que vuelven a abrir los archivos oficiales de los casos del Departamento de Policía de Los Ángeles y brindan nuevas revelaciones, nuevas perspectivas y entrevistas exclusivas en audio y video con Murray y testigos.El «asesinato de Michael Jackson» también explorará la relación de dependencia de Jackson y Murray y examinará el grado de culpabilidad de Murray por la muerte del cantante. También revelará en detalle exhaustivo los minutos posteriores a la muerte de Jackson, su muerte real y las consecuencias inmediatas a través de los ojos de los detectives y testigos que nunca han contado su historia en la televisión. La película  enfoca en las circunstancias intrigantes que rodearon la muerte de Michael Jackson, que brindaron al público una visión fascinante de los momentos finales de la vida de la estrella del pop y el proceso criminal que llevó al arresto y la condena del Dr. Conrad Murray».

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