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Woman: Disney Star Threatened to Kill My Family

Orlando Brown allegedly caught on 911 call

(Newser) - Has yet another Disney star fallen into hot water? TMZ reports Orlando Brown, who appeared on That's So Raven from 2003 to 2007 , allegedly threatened to kill a woman, her daughter, and her mom on Monday. In a 911 recording, a male voice—allegedly that of Brown, standing outside... More »

Mystery Woman Makes Millions With 'Toy Porn'

YouTuber's anonymous videos get billions of hits

(Newser) - Want to make millions on YouTube without ever showing your face? Try posting videos of yourself "unboxing" children's toys (with a deliberate crinkle of the packaging) and showing how the toys work. It helps to have a pleasant, sing-song voice and nicely manicured nails, too. All of this... More »

35 Disney Workers Busted in Kid-Sex Crimes Since '06

CNN investigation also looks at Universal Studios, SeaWorld

(Newser) - Before that next family vacation to a Disney theme park, consider this: Since 2006, at least 35 Disney employees have been arrested and accused of crimes involving children and sex. Those include sex crimes involving children, attempting to meet minors for sex, and possessing child pornography, a CNN investigation reveals.... More »

Man Loses Fingertips on Pirates of the Caribbean

Officials aren't entirely sure how

(Newser) - A UK tourist lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida yesterday. The man lost the tips of his ring and pinky fingers and was taken to a hospital, the local fire department... More »

Disney's Latest: Live-Action Dumbo

Apparently it's possible thanks to CGI

(Newser) - Disney has been turning its animated classics into live-action films for a while now, but we're guessing no one predicted the next one announced would be, you know, the one about an elephant with huge ears who also happens to talk and fly. But yes, Disney is indeed working... More »

7 Celebs You Forgot Voiced Disney Characters

Who's that voice?

(Newser) - Ever found yourself watching a Disney movie and not quite being able to place the familiar voice of one of the characters? HLN rounds up 11 celebrities you probably forgot have offered up their vocal talents for a Disney film:
  • Demi Moore: Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Oprah
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Star Wars Episode VII Set 30 Years After Jedi

And R2D2 will definitely be back

(Newser) - Star Wars fanatics now have a timeline for the next episode in the intergalactic space drama. Bob Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, said yesterday at the company's shareholders' meeting that Episode VII will take place about 30 years after 1983's Return of the Jedi. And that'... More »

Disney Cuts Boy Scout Donations Over Gay Ban

Company had given to some troops

(Newser) - Boy Scout troops are losing Disney's financial support over its continuing ban on gay adult leaders. The Walt Disney Company currently donates to some troops—though not the national organization—through an employee volunteering program, the LA Times reports. Those donations will end next year, the AP reports. "... More »

Frozen Ices Paranormal

Also, it's cold out and a lot of you didn't go to the movies

(Newser) - Anyone else detecting a theme to the weekend ? Disney's Frozen has claimed the box office crown, reeling in $20.7 million. That was enough to put Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones in the No. 2 slot with $18.2 million; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was in... More »

Disney's Hot Attraction: Jumbo Turkey Legs?

'Caveman pops' have become part of the park experience

(Newser) - Sure, there are the rides, sights, and costumed characters—but a decidedly low-tech wonder has become all the rage at North American Disney parks: turkey legs. "It’s a chance to channel my inner cave woman," one visitor tells the New York Times , which reports that by year'... More »

Frozen Ices Top Spot, Furnace Opens Cold

Disney animated feature wins weekend box office

(Newser) - The 3-D film Frozen has, well, frozen The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in its tracks. The Disney animated feature gained momentum in its second week, banking $31.6 million to surpass the young adult mega-hit's $27 million at the weekend box office, the LA Times reports. To be fair,... More »

Hunger Games, Frozen Shatter Thanksgiving Record

Catching Fire pulls in $110.2M over 5 days

(Newser) - Sorry, Harry: Katniss Everdeen has broken your $82.4 million Thanksgiving record. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire gobbled up $110.2 million over the five-day weekend, Wednesday to Sunday, breaking the spell cast by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Catching Fire also had the fourth-biggest second weekend in... More »

Critics Warm to Disney's Frozen

Disney's latest fairy tale is Broadway-ready

(Newser) - Disney looks poised for another fairy-tale success with Frozen, a tale of two sisters based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen." In the first Disney animated feature co-directed by a woman, Jennifer Lee, filmmakers appear to have their sights set on Broadway, reviewers note.
  • The movie'
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China to Kimmel: Say You're Sorry Like You Mean It

'Kill everyone in China' quip sparks anti-ABC protests

(Newser) - China wants ABC to apologize a third time for an insensitive Jimmy Kimmel skit—and to be sincere about it this time. The network has already issued two public apologies over the skit that aired Oct. 16, in which a child suggests "killing everyone in China" to solve America'... More »

Lone Ranger a $160M Loss for Disney

Johnny Depp blames the critics

(Newser) - Who was that masked man, anyway? Perhaps it would have been better if Disney never found out. The company yesterday announced it has projected it will lose $160 million to $190 million on flop The Lone Ranger, which earned just $29 million in the US and Canada in its opening... More »

Disney Still Has a Princess Problem

Disney's merchandising is appalling: Mary Elizabeth Williams

(Newser) - After much outrage, Disney backed down on the makeover it recently tried to give Brave's Merida—the new version, which was to be featured in the Disney Princess line, was no longer "messy, freckly, slightly overbitey," but teeny-waisted, sultry-eyed, and distinctly bow-and-arrow-less—but this is just a... More »

Disney Tries to Trademark Mexican Tradition

Company pulls bid over 'Dia de los Muertos' after outcry

(Newser) - Disney isn't winning points for cultural sensitivity this month after trying to trademark the phrase "Dia de los Muertos," reports the Arizona Republic . The company is working on a film inspired by the centuries-old Mexican holiday, which translates to "Day of the Dead" and celebrates the... More »

Annette Funicello Dead at 70

Famous Mouseketeer and actress had long suffered from MS

(Newser) - Annette Funicello, who shot to fame at age 12 as a Disney Mouseketeer, has died from complications of multiple sclerosis at age 70, her family confirms to Extra . Funicello parlayed her Disney fame into a successful singing and acting career perhaps most noted for her Beach Party movies with Frankie... More »

Ellen DeGeneres: Nemo Sequel Finding Dory Is Coming

Disney Pixar film due in November 2015

(Newser) - Finding Nemo fans will be happy to learn that a sequel is coming in November 2015, reports the Huffington Post . Ellen DeGeneres confirmed that she will reprise her voice role as Dory in Finding Dory. "I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long... More »

And the Most Reputable Company in America Is...

Amazon takes top spot from Apple, while AIG is the big loser

(Newser) - Which American businesses have the best rep? Look toward the retail and electronics industries, reports MarketWatch , which shares the results of the latest Harris Interactive survey of the country's top 60 companies. It looked at six factors, among them product quality and how employees are treated. Among the leaders:... More »

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