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First Aladdin Trailer Drops

While pictures had been released of Disney’s live action Aladdin movie, including those of Will Smith’s Genie, there were a lot of questions surrounding the film. The biggest question of course is would the Genie be blue like he was in the animated feature, considering the photos that had come out didn’t have him in the familiar hue. Smith had stated that his character would be, but you never know. Now though, with the release of the first trailer, at least some of those questions have been answered, and chief among them is yes, the Genie is indeed blue. 

The Guy Ritchie directed film’s trailer only shows a brief look at the movie, it was after all released on TV during the Grammy Awards, but it has peeked our curiousity. In it you see Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Jasmine. We also get to see Marwan Kenzari playing a picture pefect Jafar, who sends Aladdin in to retrieve the magic lamp. Of course it was Smith’s Genie everyone is interested in, who appears near the end of the trailer.

Smith has stated from the beginning that playing the Genie was difficult. After all, Robin Williams made the role his own in the animated feature, and walking in the late comedian’s footsteps wasn’t easy. It appears though that Smith might just be up to the task, but the jury is still out on it considering the trailer only shows a brief clip of him. 

Aladdin is the latest Disney feature to receive the live-action treatment, and the first of two to be released this year. The animated film was the highest grossing film of 1992, and won two Oscars and a Grammy. The live action feature is due to hit theatres on May 24. 

 

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Watch The Morning Show’s Full Trailer

One of television’s most anticipated new shows, The Morning Show, teased everyone last week with a trailer that didn’t really show anything. Really the only thing it showed was a hallway as you heard the actors say a few lines. Thankfully Apple didn’t wait long to give a full trailer this morning that gives us a pretty good look at what to expect when the series launches this fall.

The Morning Show is a drama that stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell. It follows the story of a group of people who run a daily morning show program. In the trailer it becomes pretty obvious that the show is planning to imitate real life stories, for instance you get to see Aniston’s character addressing on air why her co-host was fired. It appears to be for sexual misconduct allegations, like the one Matt Lauer went through a couple of years back. The show will follow more stories than just that though. The trailer also shows Witherspoon’s character’s rise as a new co-host, and Aniston’s character breaking down before making a terrific comeback. It should be interesting to catch an inside glimpse at what these morning hosts go through every day.

Throughout the trailer you catch a glimpse at various other stars of the series, including Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Karen Pittman, Bel Powley and Janina Gavankar. There have been other TV shows and movies made before about this type of environment, such as The Newsroom and Morning Glory, but this series is already feeling like it could be something unique on its own. It’s set to premiere this fall on Apple TV, but no exact date has been given as of yet.

 

 

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Ronda Rousey Joins Cast Of Firefighter Drama 9-1-1

It can truly be said that mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey has done a lot over the course of her career. From winning a medal at the Olympics, to spending time in the octagon of the UFC, lacing up wrestling boots in the WWE, to starring in movies and having guest spots on TV, Rousey has really done a lot of different things, and now she is set to be a series regular on the hit Fox firefighter drama 9-1-1. 

Rousey began training in Judo at the age of 11, and at 17 became the youngest competitor in the sport in the 2004 Olympics. While she didn’t win any medals that year, she won a bronze four years later in 2008. Afterwards she retired from the sport, and started training for ultimate fighting. In 2012, after 2 years in the sport, she became the first female fighter to sign with the UFC. She dominated the sport for 3 years, going undefeated. When she eventually lost the title, and the rematch, Rousey retired from the sport and moved onto other things. In 2018 she joined the WWE, quickly winning their women’s title, which she held until Wrestlemania earlier this year. After losing the title she announced she would be taking a leave from the company to start a family. 

Throughout her career as a fighter, Rousey also took time to stars in movies such as Furious 7, The Expendables 3 and Mile 22. Her role on 9-1-1 will be her first foray into a regular role on television, and she will play a member of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The series also stars Peter Krause, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The third season is set to premiere on September 23rd. 

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Watch Alessia Cara Mimic Billie Eilish On ‘The Tonight Show

Alessia Cara has a new EP coming out on September 6th, and in the meantime she’s hitting the talk shows to promote it. Last night she appeared on The Tonight Show, and during her segment she challenged Jimmy Fallon to a rematch of Wheel of Musical Impressions.

Back in 2017 Cara lost the game to Fallon, and she was determined not to do so again. This time around the Canadian singer perfectly copies Billie Eilish’s sound while singing Pop Goes The Weasel. For her second impressions she mimics Amy Winehouse singing Old Macdonald Had a Farm, except in this case it was to the tune of Rehab.  Fallon on the other hand pretends he’s The Doors singing Sesame Street’s Rubber Duckie, You’re the One, following by a rendition of Baby Shark as if Mick Jagger was singing it. Cara wins it in the end though when she apes Alanis Morissette singing Hush, Little Baby.

Fallon really didn’t stand a chance this time around, and we wonder if there will be a third round in the future.

 

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