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Halle Bailey To Play Ariel In Disney’s Live-Action “The Little Mermaid”

Chloe x Halle singer Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel in the live-action The Little Mermaid. Director Rob Marshall said in a statement that while the search was “extensive” it soon became “abundantly clear” that Halle has a “rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role.”... [Read Full Story]

Aziz Ansari Returns With Netflix Comedy Special

Following an allegation of sexual misconduct in January of last year, comedian Aziz Ansari has kept a low profile.  However, Ansari took to Twitter this week to announce his first televised comedy special in more than four years, titled, “Aziz Ansari: Right Now,” will stream on Netflix beginning July 9, with Oscar-winner Spike Jonze as director. His last special, titled, “Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden,” was released on Netflix on March 6, 2015.... [Read Full Story]

Singer Rick Springfield Cancels Dominican Republic Fan Festival

Rock musician Rick Springfield canceled his show in the Dominican Republic. After rising safety concerns in the Dominican Republic, where at least 10 American citizens have died while in the country in the last year, the event was cancelled. Although statistics show that Americans are more likely to be killed in the US than in the Dominican, many people are still alarmed.... [Read Full Story]

George Clooney To Direct And Star In New Netflix Movie “Good Morning, Midnight”

George Clooney has signed on to direct and star in “Good Morning, Midnight” for Netflix. It will be his first project with the streaming service. Clooney and Smokehouse Pictures’ Grant Heslov will produce the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel, “which follows a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to make contact with the crew of a spacecraft as they try to return home to Earth,” according to a description from Netflix.... [Read Full Story]

Angelina Jolie Becomes Time Magazine’s Newest Contributing Editor

Actress Angelina Jolie is joining Time magazine as a contributing editor. The magazine’s editor in chief and CEO, Edward Felsenthal, announced Jolie’s new position. The magazine said in a statement that Jolie’s pieces will appear each month and focus on topics including displacement and human rights. The magazine also said that Jolie has carried out more than 60 field missions to countries including Colombia, Peru and Bangladesh.... [Read Full Story]