Newest Kardashian Meets His Royal Subjects + More of What You Missed on Instagram

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One week after giving birth to her third child, Kourtney Kardashian is welcoming the newest member of the reality TV dynasty to social media. The mom posted a photo of son Reign Aston Disick‘s tiny fingers on Sunday, revealing that she’s still humoring boyfriend Scott Disick‘s regal fantasies.   Read more…

The Most ’90s Christmas Specials To Ever Air

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A Pinky and the Brain Christmas (1995)

The cartoon world’s most celebrated dummy-and-smarty mouse duo plot to take over the world — as usual — but this time they (or one of them, at least) view Christmas as the perfect opportunity.

The Trojan horse that will enable the Brain to master humanity is, in fact, a Trojan version of himself in the form of a mind-control lookalike doll called the Noodle Noggin that the pair aim to sneak into every home on earth via Santa Claus delivery. The scheme leads the mice to dressing up as both elves and reindeer and, of course, spectacularly failing.

The Magic School Bus: The Family Holiday Special (1996)

Lest The Magic School Bus ever let anyone forget it’s a good-for-you series from Scholastic Entertainment, the show’s “Family Holiday Special” is a half-hour lesson in recycling your Christmas trash.

Still, The Magic School Bus was also always cool enough to have a theme song by Little Richard, so this edition is not only fun and informative, it also boasts guest star Dolly Parton as Murph, the down-home owner of a local recycling center.

An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)

All Dogs Go to Heaven was a hit animated Christmas movie from 1989 that later generated a TV cartoon and, finally, the NBC special An All Dogs Christmas Carol which wrapped up the franchise like a chew toy with a ribbon on it.

Pitbull tough guy Carface, voiced by Ernest Borgnine, gets the Scrooge treatment as the Charlie the German Shepherd and the gang act out the familiar Dickens scenario, making a lot of canine quips in the process.

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Here Are 15 Movie Musical Adaptations That Don’t Suck

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Dreamgirls (2006)

Rotten Tomatoes score78 percent

Notable awards or praise: The movie walked home with two Academy Awards and three Golden Globes in 2007; Jennifer Hudson scored supporting actress nods at both shows, while Eddie Murphy won Best Supporting Actor at the Globes.

Why it works: Powerhouse performances from Hudson and Murphy shoots the film from good to great. Never underestimate the power of a killer musical solo, or Beyonce.

Hairspray (2007)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91 percent 

Notable awards or praise: Hairspray received three Golden Globe nominations, including Best Supporting Actor for Travolta.

Why it works: Even with sparkly dance sequences, social commentary and emotional heart to boot, Hairspray never takes itself too seriously. And that’s perhaps why it permeates culture even today.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

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Rotten Tomatoes score: 86 percent

Notable awards or praiseSweeney Todd was nominated for three Oscars  (including Best Actor for Johnny Depp), winning for Best Art Direction. The movie won Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes, and Depp took home Best Actor for the genre. 

Why it works: Director Tim Burton and Depp’s working relationship have never synthesized so wonderfully on screen as Sweeney Todd. Helena Bonham Carter aids the effort with a bold, musically adept performance.

Les Misérables (2012)

Rotten Tomatoes score70 percent

Notable awards or praiseLes Mis was nominated for eight Academy Awards and took home two, including Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway.

Why it works: Bravura performances from the lead actors, notably Hathaway, carry the film even in its shaky moments.

So, what’s the consensus? Yes, musicals can work on film and television. But it takes an enviable blend of crisp direction, solid acting and great source material to work. If one falls short, then we’re left with Underwood searching for emotional cues in her hat. Not pretty. What are some of your favorite musical-film/TV adaptations? Keep the discussion going in the comments below.

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Kevin Hart Prepares Will Ferrell for Prison in ‘Get Hard’ Trailer

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Ladies and gentleman, the moment has come, it-comedians Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell have finally crossed paths in the hilarious new prison comedy Get Hard. In the film, we find both characters complete opposites of each other. Ferrel has it all, and Hart wants it all.

Ferrell plays a rich investment banker named James King, who is sentenced to prison for stealing millions of dollars from clients. With 30 days until he’s convicted, he seeks out the help of a conceived street-savy ex-convict Darnell (Hart) to toughen him up and get him prepared for his prison sentence. The funny twist is that Darnell has never been to prison and sets up bizarre prison scenario’s for King as a result.

This is the directorial debut of screenwriter Eaten Cohen (Idiocracy, Tropic Thunder, Men in Black III) and has a strong supporting cast featuring comedian sweetheart Allisone Brie, T.I., Paul Ben-Victor, and more. Check out the full trailer below.

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Mike Myers Returns to SNL as Dr. Evil to Poke Fun at North Korea and Sony

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Last nights opening of Saturday Night Live was one of its best in recent memory. First off, Taran Killam deserves a standing ovation for his scarily spot-on impression of Sam Smith for “A Very Somber Christmas” Special. He took on Smith’s popular “Stay With Me” hit with a holiday twist. We were hoping Taran would flex his vocals for the entire song, but the special was quickly interrupted by an unexpected PSA from Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) – yes, you read that correctly.

Myers reprises his beloved Austin Powers character and makes a long anticipated return to SNL to poke fun at the “Guardians of Peace” hackers, North Korea and Sony for giving evil a bad name. His jokes also include mocking the GOP and also making fun of Myers’ own The Love Guru for being a box office disaster. To top off the brilliant skit, the world’s most evil hairless cat Mr. Bigglesworth makes a cameo for all you Austin Power fanatics. Check out Myer’s return to SNL below, and witness Dr. Evil back on the scene and as evil as ever.

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Throwback Photos of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick Before Kids

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People love to hate on Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian‘s relationship. Sure, they’ve been through some rough patches. But when compared to all of the dysfunction that’s hit the Kardashian family over the years, the couple looks more stable than anyone else. These two have been holding it down for a long time, and there are pictures to prove it.

Today you’ll  find them shopping for cribs and changing diapers, but eight years ago, before the birth of Mason (5), Penelope (2), and their newest baby boy, these two were running the party scene.

We know Scott hasn’t fully let go of his partying ways just yet. The Gossip Table reports that Kourt is over his wild behavior (yet again), but with these two, you never really know. Their status seems to change every other day, but the amazing photos of them in this gallery will last a lifetime.

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Celebrities with Award-Worthy Shoe Game

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Have you ever searched for the perfect footwear to complete your outfit? So have your favorite celebrities. Looking back on the year’s stylish shoes, we created awards for their fierce footgear.

Did Jennifer Lopez choose strappy statement heels to tap into our latent dominatrix fantasies? If so, we’re into it. Angelina Jolie showed her sinister side in white platforms, while Michael B. Jordan ensured he made a stylish splash at the Oscars.

Who else wowed us with their shoes this year? Hop into our gallery and find out.

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