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Mena Massoud: 5 Things To Know About The New Aladdin - Hollywood Life

Hollywood LifeMena Massoud: 5 Things To Know About The New AladdinHollywood LifeHere's everything you should know about Mena Massoud, the 27-year-old actor playing the titular role in the live-action film, 'Aladdin'! Fans got their first look at the upcoming Disney film on Oct. 11. You probably just saw Mena Massoud's character ...'Aladdin' Trailer: Ain't Never Had a Friend Like NostalgiaFilm School RejectsSee the First Teaser for Disney's Live-Action Remake of AladdinVultureA Whole New 'Aladdin': Disney Drops Trailer For Live-Action RemakeHuffPostMoviefone -Hollywood Reporter -Deadline -Bustleall 802 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 12th, 2018

Live-Action Aladdin"s Mena Massoud Celebrates Animated Film"s 25th Anniversary!

The 25th anniversary of the animated film Aladdin is TODAY (November 25) and the upcoming live-action remake’s star Mena Massoud is celebrating the occasion! The 26-year-old actor took to his Instagram account to share a photo of himself holding a Blu-ray copy of the Disney film along with a sweet message. “Happy 25th Anniversary boo! [...] The 25th anniversary of the animated film Aladdin is TODAY (November 25) and the upcoming live-action remake’s star Mena Massoud is celebrating the occasion! The 26-year-old actor took to his Instagram account to share a photo of himself holding a Blu-ray copy of the Disney film along with a sweet message. “Happy 25th Anniversary boo! Crazy to think that when I was a one year-old this story of #Aladdin came to life,” Mena wrote. “And now, 25 years later, I have the honor & privilege to help re-tell this magical #Disney story once again. Get cozy & give it a watch tonight peeps!” he added. Aladdin, starring Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Will Smith as the Genie, will hit theaters on May 24, 2019. A post shared by Mena Massoud (@menamassey) on Nov 25, 2017 at 6:13am PST.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 25th, 2017

Will Smith Shares First "Family" Photo Of The Cast Of Aladdin — LOOK!

A whole new world! On Wednesday, Will Smith blessed our lives with the first cast photo from the set of the live-action reboot for the 1992 classic Aladdin! As we reported over the summer, Mena Massoud was picked to play Aladdin, Naomi Scott for Princess Jasmine, and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar. The Fresh Prince himself will be [...] A whole new world! On Wednesday, Will Smith blessed our lives with the first cast photo from the set of the live-action reboot for the 1992 classic Aladdin! As we reported over the summer, Mena Massoud was picked to play Aladdin, Naomi Scott for Princess Jasmine, and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar. The Fresh Prince himself will be granting wishes as Genie. Related: Disney's Live-Action Aladdin Casts White Actor The 48-year-old gave us a new fantastic point of view this week by sharing the photo (above) to Facebook alongside the caption: "We just started shooting Aladdin and I wanted to intro you guys to our new family… Mena Massoud/Aladdin, Naomi Scott/Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari/Jafar, and I'm over here gettin my Genie on. Here we go!" The nostalgia! We can't wait for this! [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 6th, 2017

"Aladdin" Live-Action Movie Teaser Trailer Gives First Look at Mena Massoud in Costume!

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin has arrived! The quick look at the Guy Ritchie-directed movie shows off the sprawling scenery of Agrabah and the cave where Aladdin obtains the magic lamp. The last shot of the trailer shows newcomer Mena Massoud as Aladdin! Will Smith will be playing [...] The first teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin has arrived! The quick look at the Guy Ritchie-directed movie shows off the sprawling scenery of Agrabah and the cave where Aladdin obtains the magic lamp. The last shot of the trailer shows newcomer Mena Massoud as Aladdin! Will Smith will be playing the Genie and Naomi Scott is taking on the role of Princess Jasmine. The movie will hit theaters on May 24, 2019 and it will featured two new songs written by composer Alan Menken......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 11th, 2018

Mena Massoud: 5 Things To Know About The New Aladdin - Hollywood Life

Hollywood LifeMena Massoud: 5 Things To Know About The New AladdinHollywood LifeHere's everything you should know about Mena Massoud, the 27-year-old actor playing the titular role in the live-action film, 'Aladdin'! Fans got their first look at the upcoming Disney film on Oct. 11. You probably just saw Mena Massoud's character ...'Aladdin' Trailer: Ain't Never Had a Friend Like NostalgiaFilm School RejectsSee the First Teaser for Disney's Live-Action Remake of AladdinVultureA Whole New 'Aladdin': Disney Drops Trailer For Live-Action RemakeHuffPostMoviefone -Hollywood Reporter -Deadline -Bustleall 802 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 12th, 2018

"Aladdin" Live-Action Movie Finishes Filming!

Disney’s live-action movie Aladdin has just finished filming! The Guy Ritchie-directed re-imagining of the classic ’90s animated film officially wrapped as of Wednesday (January 24), according to Mena Massoud, who will be playing the titular role. “That’s a wrap on Aladdin! It’s been an incredible journey and I can’t wait for you all to see [...] Disney’s live-action movie Aladdin has just finished filming! The Guy Ritchie-directed re-imagining of the classic ’90s animated film officially wrapped as of Wednesday (January 24), according to Mena Massoud, who will be playing the titular role. “That’s a wrap on Aladdin! It’s been an incredible journey and I can’t wait for you all to see it next year. Thank you to the cast & crew for your endless hard work and your passion. #Aladdin #2019″ he wrote on his Instagram. The movie is expected to hit theaters on May 24, 2019. Meet the cast if you haven’t already! Check out the post below! A post shared by Mena Massoud (@menamassey) on Jan 24, 2018 at 3:06pm PST.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 25th, 2018

'Aladdin' Teaser Features Mena Massoud as the 'Diamond in the Rough' - Variety

Variety'Aladdin' Teaser Features Mena Massoud as the 'Diamond in the Rough'VarietyYour browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video. More videos on YouTube. Share. Include playlist. An error occurred while retrieving sharing information.'Aladdin' First Trailer Is Called On The Flying Carpet – Will Smith Reveals PosterDeadlineThe Live Action 'Aladdin' Trailer Is Finally Here To Take Fans Back To Agrabah — VIDEOBustleDisney's First 'Aladdin' Trailer Keeps Will Smith's Genie In A BottleForbesHollywood Life -USA TODAY -Entertainment Tonight -Cinema Blendall 790 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 12th, 2018

AnnaLynne McCord, Mena Massoud & Lance Bass Step Out for Farmhouse L.A. Grand Opening!

AnnaLynne McCord strikes a pose on the red carpet while attending the grand opening of FarmHouse Los Angeles held on Thursday evening (March 15) in Los Angeles. The 30-year-old actress was joined at the event by Disney’s live-action movie Aladdin title star Mena Massoud, Teen Wolf‘s Ian Bohen, Lance Bass and his husband Michael Turchin, [...] AnnaLynne McCord strikes a pose on the red carpet while attending the grand opening of FarmHouse Los Angeles held on Thursday evening (March 15) in Los Angeles. The 30-year-old actress was joined at the event by Disney’s live-action movie Aladdin title star Mena Massoud, Teen Wolf‘s Ian Bohen, Lance Bass and his husband Michael Turchin, Casper Smart, Amy Paffrath and her husband Drew Seeley, Cardinal‘s Jonathan Keltz and Liza Koshy. The guests were also joined at the event by chef Nathan Peitso, second-generation farmer of Kenter Canyon Farms, redefines the traditional restaurant model by working directly with the region’s top farmers to grow, harvest, and create dishes at FARMHOUSE......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 16th, 2018

Will Smith Gets His Genie On in First Photo From Set of the 'Aladdin' Remake - Us Weekly

Us WeeklyWill Smith Gets His Genie On in First Photo From Set of the 'Aladdin' RemakeUs WeeklyWill Smith granted the wishes of Aladdin fans when he shared the first photo from the set of the live-action remake of the 1992 Disney hit movie. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's Wacky Family. The 48-year-actor, who is playing the Genie, posted a cast ...Will Smith Posts First Photo From 'Aladdin' Set With Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan KenzariDeadline'Aladdin': Will Smith Posts First Cast Photo From SetVarietyWill Smith Is Here to Grant Your Wish! Star Shares First Cast Photo From Live-Action Aladdin SetE! OnlineBustle -HuffPost -Vanity Fair -Hollywood Reporterall 126 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 6th, 2017

Shangela: The Socialite Life Interview

Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. The most shocking moment in the season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race occurred […] More Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. The most shocking moment in the season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race occurred when season two contestant Shangela (a/k/a Shangela Laquifa Wadley, the Debutantess of the Deep South) returned to compete for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar”. Although she may not have as much experience as her fellow competitors, she’s surely got just as much heart and passion for performing. You can’t not be in a good mood when you talk to Shangela! We chatted with Shangela about her return to Drag Race, how she got her start as a drag entertainer and her future plans. With her infectious personality and homegrown charm, it’s easy to see how this queen got a second chance to compete for the title! Shangela: Halleloo, somebody! Socialite Life: Halleloo! Hi Shangela! How are you? Shangela: I am fabulous! How are you today? SL: I’m great because I’m talking to you! Shangela: Aww, yay! Thank you for that, I appreciate that. SL: I was so happy to see you come back on RuPaul’s Drag Race Shangela: Well, honey, only half as happy as I was to be back! SL: On the premiere, they made sure to let the viewers (and the other queens) know that you had to audition again to get on Drag Race 3. Shangela: That’s right, just like everyone else! You know, there were tons and tons of applicants – even more than the first two years – this year, so the competition was stiffer. But, you know, I felt like I worked so hard over the last year and why not? I really wanted to come back and show that I am America’s Next Drag Superstar – not because I’m specialized in one specific area, just because I work hard in all of the different areas. I feel like I’ve been in “drag boot camp” over the last year! So, I was excited to put in an audition tape and hopefully come back and I was just lucky that RuPaul felt the same way. SL: What was it like to get that second chance? Shangela: Girl! I’ll tell you this, the day I got the call, I really, really almost didn’t believe it because, going on the show, doing the second season, I’d only been doing drag for five months – and to get a huge honor like that to compete with 12 other of the best divas out there, I already had such a great opportunity. And I was only on one episode, you know this, but I worked it as hard as I could over the next year, just to get better and take what I learned from that one episode and go farther. So, I was like, “I’m going to try this” and to get that call saying “We’re going to bring you back” and you get another shot at this – it’s a second chance at life really. And you play it in your head like, “Okay, what am I going to do better? How am I going to turn this time?”, but it’s so much more pressure too because when you get a second chance, I feel people judge you more critically. View this post on Instagram Last night I joined @EqualityUtah to help raise more than $160,000 for LGBTQ activism and work. Swipe right to see some great pics from the night with @tanfrance @danreynolds of Imagine Dragons @senatorjimdabakis and Savannah, the outspoken young teen that courageously came out to her Mormon church. Let’s keep standing united to end conversion therapy everywhere and make our community even stronger. Halleloo! (And can I take a quick sec to feel my oats about Dan Reynolds standing and jammin to my live performance of Uptown Fish last night lol) A post shared by Shangela (DJ) (@itsshangela) on Nov 4, 2018 at 7:14am PST SL: Was the reaction of the other girls when they first saw you this season creative editing or did they really have those expressions on their faces when they laid eyes on you? Shangela: Girl, if it was creative editing, I need to hire that person to get the reactions for everything I say in life! Those were the most real expressions on their faces – you know, I jump out of a Christmas box – first of all, I look like “jack-in-the-box Shangela” – and I come popping out of this box and to see all of those faces, their jaws were just on the ground. And I thought that – you know me, I’m Shangela, I hug everybody – so I’m like “Hey, I’m back! How is everybody?” and everyone’s looking at me like, “Who? Oh, really?” SL: Do you feel like the competition is stiffer this season? Shangela: Well, you know, I was only there for one episode last season and this year’s girls are a completely different batch from last year’s girls. I can’t really comparatively judge them – but I can tell you that this year’s girls were sickening! Because as more people are competing, Ru and the judges – and everyone who chooses the contestants on the show – they’re having to see everyone pulling out the best of the best. So, definitely, it was a tough competition and these girls are stiff competition, period. SL: So, let’s talk about you. How did you get your start in drag? Shangela: Well, you know, this is pretty much my anniversary month. I’ve been doing drag now for exactly two years but going on the show, I’d only been doing it for 4 months. I kind of fell into it, to be honest with you. I was choreographing a number, Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”, for these three guys who were doing a charity event here in West Hollywood and, the night before the guys were to go on, one of them got sick. So they called me and said (of course, I wasn’t Shangela yet), “DJ, is there any way you can help us out? You know all of the steps and we really want to do this as a trio” and I’m thinking, “I don’t have any wigs, I don’t have any makeup.” But…well, you know, I’m gay, honey! So, just a man around the corner has a wig, a dress, something in your size, a bra, some pads…and the next thing you know, I was filling in for him. And the guy who runs the show said, “I would love for you to come back and I would love to book you for our show” and I said “Oh, this isn’t my thing. I’m not a drag performer, I was just filling in” and he said, “You can win money” And girl, you know we’re in a recession! (Laughs) But, to be honest with you, I’ve always been a performer. I’ve been a backup dancer for some of the best drag queens in the business back in Texas and I always watched them and I learned by watching but I just love to entertain. So I say it chose me and I fell into it and now I’m just loving it. View this post on Instagram LaQuifa HOME Collection A post shared by Shangela (DJ) (@itsshangela) on Oct 6, 2018 at 3:17am PDT SL: How did the character of Shangela come to life – and how would you describe her? Shangela: Well, she’s evolved, okay? (Laughs) I’ll tell you this – Shangela is a little bit bougy, but she’s also your homegirl. I’ve always stuck to that and I also have affectionately titled myself “The Debutantess of the Deep South” – and that speaks a lot about Shangela. Shangela is sweet, she’s somewhat refined but she’s also your girl from the block. Anybody you want to call or go out with – the party girl who’s going to tell it like it is – that’s Shangela. SL: I saw you do stand up on Logo and I thought you were hilarious! Is that something you had done before you started doing drag? Shangela: Well, you know, the really cool thing is – and I don’t know if you know this – but before I went on Drag Race, I’d been working a 9-to-5 office life in PR for the last couple of years and, you know, sometimes you just feel – I don’t know if you ever feel like this – but I felt like this just isn’t everything that I want out of my life. It’s great, it works for a lot of people but, for me, I felt almost trapped. I was getting up at seven to be on the road by eight, be at the office by nine and then leave at six, get home at seven, go to bed at ten to get back up at seven – you know? And that was every day of the week and I just felt like when I got the opportunity to go on Drag Race, this was my shot. And my job told me, “If you go there, we’re not going to be able to keep your job for you”, so I quit – in the middle of a recession – and that’s not an easy thing to do but when you have a passion, sometimes you’ve got to step out on a little bit of faith – halleloo! So that’s what I did, and luckily, it worked out really well for me. It opened the door for me. I didn’t go back to work…here’s the thing, when I left to go on Drag Race, I was like, “Baby, yes, I’m going to win this. I’m going to take care of my family and I’m going to be the next drag superstar” – and I went home after the first episode. And I kind of had a little moment of shock like, “Oh my God, what have I done? I quit my job. I don’t have any checks coming in. What’s going on?” – but that opened the door for me to really do what I’m supposed to do with my life – and that’s being an entertainer. I started doing stand up comedy at a couple of clubs here in Los Angeles and they picked me up at The Comedy Store. They said, “We think you’re funny. We want you to come every two weeks.” and from there, they cast me to do stand up comedy and host the Logo comedy special. So all of that’s kind of come as a result of me following my dreams – and starting it with Drag Race. SL: Do you think being able to do stand up is a benefit to your drag career? Shangela: Oh my God, yes! Any time I can be on a stage and perform is a benefit to my career. Any time that I can make someone else laugh or touch someone’s life – because you really don’t know how much laughter impacts our world, it really does. And that’s what I think I bring to my everyday life…you ask my friends, honey, their stomachs are hurting all of the time because we just sit around and laugh! But I love to bring that to the stage so I think that, yeah, being in drag definitely helps me have more experiences that are crazy and funny – and I can take them right to the stage. SL: When you’re on stage, what do you enjoy the most about performing? Shangela: It’s the connection that you get with the audience. You know, a lot of people can put a great look together and get on stage and they look gorgeous and they do their song – if it’s a lip sync – or they do their form of entertainment; but if you don’t connect with the audience, then the people in the audience don’t get the full experience of being at the show. And that’s what I bring every time I hit the stage – that’s what I really want to bring is an experience. It’s not just, “I’m going to see Shangela”. It’s “I’m going to experience Shangela” and that’s what you get! That’s what I love about being on stage, the way you can really connect with people in the audience and have a good time! SL: As far as inspirations for your drag performances – do you have any? Shangela: Oh, definitely! I have so many because I’m new – so everything is so wide-eyed to me. I get so much from so many different people. I look at people’s fashion or I look at the way people bring fire to the stage, there’s always me in the performance but a lot of times – especially makeup, honey! I have a drag mother who I got after I started doing drag – but I used to dance back-up for her. Her name is Alyssa Edwards out of Dallas, Texas. Now she is the most winningest…can I say, bitch? She is the most winningest bitch in captivity, okay? She has won every pageant because she’s refined and what I have in entertainment I’ve had to really try and gather fast to meet that or match it with refinement, with makeup and the ability to sew and create costumes and just to be organized with your drag – because it can be a lot. So, I learned a lot from her. I’ve learned a little from afar by watching Ru as a businessperson – making drag, not just a past time or a hobby – but, as I said, I left my job and this is what I do full-time now. It’s now a business. It’s about marketing, it’s about branding, it’s about connecting to your fans, it’s about being fresh, new and re-inventing yourself – and that’s what I hope to continue to bring. SL: Do you think your background in PR has helped you in your drag career? Shangela: You know, my background in life helps it out! And, I’m just fortunate – definitely the PR piece, because you can go into a meeting and people are talking about, “We’re going to do these t-shirts with you” and you can know that there needs to be a strategy behind just putting some t-shirts together. There needs to be a business model that works with doing everything in drag – you know, a big misconception about drag queens is that this is what they’ve done all of their lives. And there are some drag queens who have – and that’s great for them – but I know drag queens who are attorneys, I know drag queens who, you know, have full, married lives and have children and I know drag queens who are creative in the arts – artists, stylists, everything – we come from all walks of life. So I think a lot of us – including myself – bring what we have from our background and put it into our drag to make us successful. SL: Were you able to learn anything or take anything away from this season’s experience? Shangela: A check! (Laughs) I’m telling you, what I always take away from last year’s experience on Drag Race and this year’s experience on Drag Race is not only the connection, the family with the other girls – because you know there are some catty bitches in that room, okay? There are! And they will fight tooth and nail to get to the top, as when you’re in a competition you sometimes have to. But what the viewers at home don’t get to see is that after the show and even during in the show, we develop such great relationships between a couple of us – and that’s what I love – the sisterhood of drag – because you can’t get far without helping someone else and someone else has to bump you and that’s what I really believe in. I get so many emails and so many calls from new drag queens on the scene – because I think that’s part of the genre of the group that I represent as well because I’m so new – and fierce! I really have to be a role model for them and I think it’s important that we help each other – and, on the show, you don’t get to see it, but we’ve built a great sisterhood there – a family. SL: What kind of advice are you giving to these aspiring drag queens? Shangela: Well, I’d say watch, listen, learn and always do you! That’s it! You can watch a lot of people – but you don’t want to become anyone else – the whole thing about drag is that its self-expression. It’s unleashed, okay? Anything that you think that can’t be done in drag…yes, it can! If you’re a nasty, stank ho and you want to get on the stage…that’s you’re drag – you do you! That’s not Shangela! But you do you! And that’s my advice to all of them. Makeup…that’s the “watch, listen, learn” part – the makeup, the putting yourself together, the hoe to be organized, the how to make it work…but when you get on stage, ain’t nobody there but you and the lights! So you have to do you! SL: Is there a lot of DJ in Shangela? Shangela: Yes, but Shangela takes it to the next level – a different level. In my day-to-day life, I’m entertaining, I’m funny, I love my friends, we have a good time, that kind of thing…yes! Shangela’s more of an all out-there partier. You’re going to see me on the stage at the club, having a good time, toasting it up with the girls. I’m a little bit louder – if you can even imagine that because I’m mighty loud today! But, I just take it up a notch and when you’re a girl – or when you’re putting on an illusion – it’s a full-on illusion to me. When you meet Shangela, you get the Shangela voice, the Shangela essence, the Shangela smell – I mean, I am Juicy Couture fish! I love just putting all of that together as Shangela. Now, in my day-to-day life, I’m not so glamorous all of the time. Right now, I’m just sitting here – I just helped my friend with a photo shoot this morning at the LA river, and I’m very “call me up, I’ll help anyone” and I was holding a reflector, I’ve got my hair snatched back in a bun with a baseball cap on with sunglasses – that’s the farthest thing from glamour that you can get! But you’ll never see Shangela in a pair of sweats – I don’t even show up at the club in a pair of tennis shoes, no ma’am! SL: What do you think separates you from the other queens this season? View this post on Instagram #AStarIsBorn #UKPremiere Dress: @diegomontoya3d; Styled by: @derekanthonypurcell Hair: @ashleiiman; Hair Styled by @justmaydoes; Jewelry: Maria Isabel; Body Bronzer: @bludline A post shared by Shangela (DJ) (@itsshangela) on Sep 27, 2018 at 2:13pm PDT Shangela: We’re all very, very different. You’ve seen the first episode, you can already see a lot of the really sharp differences. I think what sets me apart is that…well, two things. One, I’ve been in this setting before, so I feel like I have something to prove this time around. So, the fire in me, I feel is burning a little bit brighter – it’s a little bit hotter because I feel like I have so much to prove…I have a huge weight on my shoulders, being brought back to represent those who haven’t been doing it for a long time, to say it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing something, you can still rock it and you can be the fiercest bitch in the room! It’s not years of experience, it’s how hard you’re willing to work, and I think that’s what really sets me apart in this room is that I’m here to work – and that is W-E-R-Q! – with the exclamation point! I’m going to work, so I think that’s what sets me apart. I don’t want to be the baby of the group this time around even though I have the least amount of experience in drag. I’m nobody’s baby. My years of experience are less than the other girls, but then again, the fire is burning hot and somebody better step back or you’re going to get burned! SL: What would people be surprised to know about you? Shangela: I’m a very open book, a lot of people don’t know that I’m from Paris, Texas. I tell everyone that as soon as I meet them, but they look at me and say, “You don’t have a Texas twang.” Well, you know, give me a bucket of chicken and a Coca-Cola and the next thing you know, I’m just as country as can be! But, I am from Paris, Texas. It’s a very small town and I grew up with my grandparents and my Mom came back from the military and I grew up with her in a single-family home and I really worked a lot to have the experiences in my life that I’ve had. But you wouldn’t know that I’ve worked on the hill for a year or that I studied abroad in Madrid in art history…nobody wants to know all of that, they just want to see what you have on the stage. But there are so many layers to me, and I love just sharing a lot and everything about me, so there’s not a lot people don’t know about me – if you choose to get to know me. SL: How would you describe your look? Shangela: Sickening – that’s pretty much the way you would describe my look! To be honest with you, I think that my look just…there’s so many looks because it’s drag…the everyday Shangela is glamour and homegirl – all together. It’s glamour girl from the streets – because, with me, I always keep it real. I can have on the Alexander McQueen, straight off the runway, and look fish sickening boots – and we can still roll in that to the Taco Bell. That’s who I am and that essence of me keeping it real just comes with everything – and I think that’s the best way that you can connect with people – there are no walls, there is no diva attitude – I am a diva, make no mistake, when I come into a room, I feel like it’s important to say, “I’m here”, but you don’t have to say that out loud to do that, you just have to walk in and be – and that’s Shangela. SL: What does the future hold for Shangela? Shangela: Well, specifically, on the show, I want to win – so, my aspiration is to go home as America’s Next Drag Superstar. In addition to that, I really just want to be able to show that there’s so many different talents to drag queens to me, as Shangela, that I hope I’m able to express to the full extent on the show. I’m a comedian, I’m an entertainer, I’m a host – I would love after the show to go on and represent – whether it be brands or a show host, having someone sitting on my couch every week and keeping it real and talking. Be the Andy Cohen, have a Life on the D List – I live here in Los Angeles and I am a diva on the rise. So, with all of those experiences, people should be able to see those and experience those as well and hopefully, one day, I’ll have a platform to share that with them. SL: Do you have any interest in a singing career? Shangela: You know, I think that a lot of girls have done great with their careers, from season two especially – and season one. I know that my sister Sahara Davenport just put out a new single “Pump with Me” which is kick-ass, it’s a dance track. And I love to sing, I’m a Tina Turner fanatic. But I think where I’m going to start is by doing a one-woman show and my calling is entertaining people, making people laugh. Whether it’s singing, putting out a hot dance track – you know, I can disco dance – and I love the Pussycat Dolls – bringing that kind of fire to the stage. But I’m really going to focus on entertaining any way I can right now. If it comes later in a song, it comes later in a song – but I’ve got to write it, it’s got to come from me because I feel that only I can really have my voice and we’re just going to work it out. SL: Are you going to continue doing stand up? Shangela: Yes! Most definitely. I’m bringing a show to New York, I think it’s going to be at Caroline’s on Broadway later this spring so I’m really about that. I work here at The Comedy Store and we just started a new night at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood, and I’m hosting that show as well. You know, I do those shows in drag and out of drag and it’s always a good time! SL: Are you planning on touring after the show? Shangela: Oh, honey, I’m touring! I just launched a new website, Shangela.com – please send everybody and their grandmother to it! It has my entire touring schedule there. I’m on the move, honey! SL: Besides your website, is there any other way fans can keep in touch with you? Shangela: Most definitely! You know, I’m a Tweet from the street, girl! You can follow me on Twitter @itsShangela and on my Facebook fan page! Oh, my God, I have to tell you about the new film! I’m in this new film, as Shangela, called Body of a Barbie, okay? It’s a short film we produced in Los Angeles and it got picked up by BET, it aired last fall, and it’s actually now in the top seven finalists of the BET Lens on Talent program. So, they had this huge competition for short films and our film was in the top seven in the US. It’s called Body of a Barbie and it’ll be back on BET this spring and I’m really excited about that. SL: Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I thought you were awesome on Terriers! Shangela: Oh, thank you! That was my first guest starring role and the writers were so awesome. You know, when I auditioned, I was only on three pages of script, and when I got to San Diego to film it, they thought that the character needed more involvement in the show and it went from three pages to 28 pages of a 42 page script and I wanted to bring the fire, because that episode was directed by Adam Arkin and he was fabulous to work with and they were so great and so respectful and I got to be in drag and out of drag and it’s done a lot of great things for me. Actually, I’m going to be on an episode of this show on ABC called Detroit 1-8-7. We just shot that – me, Coco Peru and Jai Rodriguez – and it airs February 15th on ABC. SL: Thank you so much for your time and good luck with everything! Shangela: Aww, thank you! I wish I could give you a big hug! Halleloo! This article was originally published on January 25, 2011. RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular featuring Shangela airs Friday, Dec. 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET on VH1......»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzDec 7th, 2018

The Live Action 'Aladdin' Trailer Is Finally Here To Take Fans Back To Agrabah — VIDEO - Bustle

BustleThe Live Action 'Aladdin' Trailer Is Finally Here To Take Fans Back To Agrabah — VIDEOBustleGet ready to return to the magical streets of Agrabah, ladies and gentlemen, because Disney just dropped the first live action Aladdin trailer, and, while it doesn't show much, it still looks pretty magical. The teaser trailer, released late on ...Disney's First 'Aladdin' Trailer Keeps Will Smith's Genie In A BottleForbesMena Massoud: 5 Things To Know About The New AladdinHollywood Life'Aladdin' releases first look at live-action film without showing its genie, Will SmithUSA TODAYCinema Blend -Vulture -HuffPostall 774 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 12th, 2018

Man Fatally Shot After Defending Gay Friends From Homophobe Who Threatened To Kill Them "Like Rats"

A Florida man was shot and killed early Sunday after defending his gay friends from a homicidal homophobe. Juan Javier Cruz (above) was leaving a restaurant around 1 a.m. with some friends, some of whom are gay, when they were confronted by a man who began shouting about how he hated "gays" and wanted to kill [...] A Florida man was shot and killed early Sunday after defending his gay friends from a homicidal homophobe. Juan Javier Cruz (above) was leaving a restaurant around 1 a.m. with some friends, some of whom are gay, when they were confronted by a man who began shouting about how he hated "gays" and wanted to kill them. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, the group and other diners were threatened outside of Restaurante Y Pupuseria Las Flores by Nelson Hernandez Mena (above, insert). The Honduras citizen allegedly shouted at them: "I hate you damned gays. I'm going to kill you all here... If we were in my country, I'd kill all of you like rats." When the 22-year-old Cruz defended his friends, Mena reportedly pulled out a handgun from his pants and fired several shots. Cruz was killed and another man was wounded in the ankle. Related: Chelsea Handler Wants Laws Against People Who Think Racism Is Funny Police told the Sun Sentinel that the 48-year-old faces charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder, and aggravated assault with a firearm. Officials stated it was too early to make a call on possible hate crime charges. Investigators say Mena had also been out with a few friends at the restaurant that night, and was "very drunk" after drinking 15 to 20 beers. The victim who was shot in the ankle had asked one of Mena's friends for his phone number, and believes that's why the shooter grew angry. Cruz's friends also said that Mena kept looking over at their group "with an angry look." None of Mena's friends had seen what happened, but reportedly heard the gunshots. The man who gave his number to Cruz's friend said he ran back and was confronted by "a man who said his friend had been killed." Related: Model Kidnapped & Almost Auctioned Off On The Dark Web Another one of Mena's friends asked him what happened, to which he replied "nothing," and "asked him to take him somewhere." Police arrested Mena around 10 a.m. on Sunday. He claimed that "a group of guys started attacking and threatening him" when he walked outside the Lake Worth restaurant. Mena recalled reaching for his firearm and pulling the trigger, but told officials that Cruz was not his target. He is being held without bail at the Palm Beach County jail. [Image via CBS12/Palm Beach County Sheriff.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 8th, 2017

Will Smith Shares Adorable First Cast Photo From Live-Action "Aladdin" Set

Clearly, the Aladdin cast is getting along great. Will Smith, who plays Genie in the highly anticipated live-action adaptation of the beloved 1992 Disney film, shared a cute selfie of the cast together on Wednesday, and to say it looks like they're having a good time is an understatement. "We just started shooting Aladdin and I wanted to intro you guys to our new family… Mena Massoud/Aladdin, Naomi Scott/Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari/Jafar, and I’m over here gettin my Genie on," Smith wrote.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

Category: topSource: etonlineSep 6th, 2017

Nasim Pedrad to Play New Role in Live-Action "Aladdin" Movie

Nasim Pedrad has landed a role in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin! The 35-year-old former Saturday Night Live actress is set to play “Mara, the handmaiden and friend to Jasmine. The part is described as a comedic supporting role,” according to THR. The casting news comes at the same time as the reveal [...] Nasim Pedrad has landed a role in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin! The 35-year-old former Saturday Night Live actress is set to play “Mara, the handmaiden and friend to Jasmine. The part is described as a comedic supporting role,” according to THR. The casting news comes at the same time as the reveal of the actor playing Jafar, newcomer Marwan Kenzari. Also starring in the upcoming movie are Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Will Smith as the Genie. Guy Ritchie is directing......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 4th, 2017

Mena Suvari Secretly Marries Boyfriend Michael Hope!

Mena Suvari and boyfriend Michael Hope have secretly tied the knot! The couple confirmed that they walked down the aisle recently, which fans are speculating happened it August thanks to a cryptic Instagram post. “It’s great. I’m really happy. We’re happy. Third time’s a charm!” Mena told Us Weekly about their marriage. She continued, “It [...] Mena Suvari and boyfriend Michael Hope have secretly tied the knot! The couple confirmed that they walked down the aisle recently, which fans are speculating happened it August thanks to a cryptic Instagram post. “It’s great. I’m really happy. We’re happy. Third time’s a charm!” Mena told Us Weekly about their marriage. She continued, “It was very intimate. It was very beautiful. I had my closest friends with me. It was very meaningful. After all these years, sort of having ups and downs, it’s very nice just being settled, especially at this point in my life.” Mena added that the couple enjoyed a short honeymoon and are considering having children in the future. The couple dated for two years after they met on the set of their 2016 Hallmark movie I’ll Be Home for Christmas, where Michael worked in the art department. This is Mena‘s third marriage. Congratulations Mena and Michael!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 22nd, 2018

Marwan Kenzari: 5 Things To Know On Hottie Playing Jafar in Live Action 'Aladdin' - Hollywood Life

Hollywood LifeMarwan Kenzari: 5 Things To Know On Hottie Playing Jafar in Live Action 'Aladdin'Hollywood LifePrincess Jasmine might have to reevaluate her choice in men. Marwan Kenzari was cast as Jafar in the live-action remake of 'Aladdin,' and now, ladies around the world are dying to know more! 1) Where did this hotter-than-hell hunk come from?! Marwan ...Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Finds Its Jafar (Exclusive)Hollywood ReporterBox Office: Disney Is (Thus Far) Keeping Their 'Aladdin' PromisesForbesA Guide to Thirsting on Marwan Kenzari, the New Hot JafarVultureVariety -Radio Times -Cinema Blend -Bustleall 73 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 5th, 2017

Box Office: Disney Is (Thus Far) Keeping Their 'Aladdin' Promises - Forbes

ForbesBox Office: Disney Is (Thus Far) Keeping Their 'Aladdin' PromisesForbesFresh off the presses, Walt Disney has found its Jafar for their upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin. And no, it's not Tom Hardy. The Hollywood Reporter is, uh, reporting that the Mouse House is about to cast one Marwan Kenzari as the film's arch ...Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Finds Its Jafar (Exclusive)Hollywood ReporterDisney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Reboot Casts 'Mummy' Actor as JafarVarietyLive Action 'Aladdin' Casts Jafar & The Internet Says He's Too Hot To Be A VillainBustleCinema Blend -ComingSoon.net -Heavy.com -/FILMall 49 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 4th, 2017

Meet Broadway Star Arielle Jacobs with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Arielle Jacobs is currently living out her Disney Princess dreams while playing Jasmine in Aladdin on Broadway and she is also celebrating the release of her new album! The Broadway star just dropped her album A Leap in the Dark – Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below, which includes songs from In the Heights, Aladdin, Wicked, Rent, [...] Arielle Jacobs is currently living out her Disney Princess dreams while playing Jasmine in Aladdin on Broadway and she is also celebrating the release of her new album! The Broadway star just dropped her album A Leap in the Dark – Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below, which includes songs from In the Heights, Aladdin, Wicked, Rent, Anastasia, as well as tunes from Celine Dion and Sarah McLachlan. Get the album now on iTunes and check out 10 Fun Facts about Arielle below: 1. I grew up in the Pumpkin Capitol of the world! Half Moon Bay, CA is a small town outside of San Francisco and is known for its thousands of pumpkins – including GIANT pumpkins that are bigger than a person! To this day, I love to eat or drink pumpkin-flavored anything! 2. I graduated high school with a 4.2 GPA, and magna cum laude from New York University. 3. Growing up, I used to love taking black & white photos on my dad’s vintage 1970’s manual camera (as in FILM!) and then developing them from the negatives in my own darkroom I set up in the basement of my home. It began a huge passion for photography and I love doing photoshoots of my friends and family. 4. I have a lot of different hobbies in addition to acting and singing. I learned to knit at age 10, and crotchet years later. I also love to paint abstract intuitive fluid acrylic paintings with mixed media designs and make lots of beaded jewelry. Bracelets and necklaces galore! 5. I once took my dad sky diving in an attempt to cure him of his fear of heights. He loved it and did great but I didn’t understand how to read the “how far we are from the ground meter”. My instructor, who was strapped to my back, realized we were two THOUSAND feet closer to the ground than was safe! So, he reached around me, pulled our parachute, and saved us. I had no idea that was what even happened until we were on the ground and he told me! Click inside for the rest of the fun facts… 6. One time I got lost in the “Red Light” District of Amsterdam late at night while traveling alone through Europe. I didn’t want look like an obvious tourist by taking out a map, because I thought that would make me a target. So I wandered for hours until I found my hostel. It was actually called “My Home” hostel, and I felt so lucky to be Home! 7. I trekked to the top of Mount Fuji in Japan overnight to watch the sunrise from the peak of the mountain. AND, I walked backwards all the way down the mountain to avoid shin splints. They thought I was crazy. But…It worked! 8. I know how to spin fire. I trained in spinning “poi”… which are balls at the end of a small chain that you hold in each hand. Then the ball is lit on fire, and you spin them around you to make circles of light in the air! I think it’s awesome! 9. I once had bell’s palsy, an unexplained medical condition with no cure, that caused the entire right side of my face to become totally paralyzed for 3 months. I thought I would have to stop acting and performing. Miraculously, the muscle movement slowly came back and I was grateful to be able to smile again. 10. I lived in Sydney, Australia for 6 months playing Princess Jasmine onstage in Disney’s Aladdin there. I also climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge (twice!) and went scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef (I’m also a certified scuba diver). It was a whole new world! ;) Download A Leap in the Dark now on iTunes and see Arielle on stage in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJun 15th, 2018

Aladdin's First Live-Action Trailer Introduces a Whole New World - E! Online

E! OnlineAladdin's First Live-Action Trailer Introduces a Whole New WorldE! OnlineReady to explore a whole new world? A dazzling place you never knew? Walt Disney Pictures just released the first trailer for Guy Ritchie's live-action adaptation of Aladdin, based on the Arab-style folktale—and, of course, the animated film of the ...'Aladdin' Trailer Brings a Disney Classic to LifeHollywood Reporter'Aladdin' First Look Teaser: Aladdin Finds The Genie's Lamp — WatchHollywood LifeDisney's Aladdin Trailer Is Magical And MysteriousCinema BlendScreen Rant -MovieWeb -YouTube -Facebookall 669 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 11th, 2018

'Aladdin' releases first look at live-action film without showing its genie, Will Smith - USA TODAY

USA TODAY'Aladdin' releases first look at live-action film without showing its genie, Will SmithUSA TODAYThe magical kingdom of director Guy Ritchie's "Aladdin" is being revealed. The live-action film dropped its first teaser trailer Thursday. It came a day after Will Smith, who plays Genie, showed off the film's poster featuring the magical gold lamp ...Aladdin's First Live-Action Trailer Introduces a Whole New WorldE! OnlineDisney's First 'Aladdin' Trailer Keeps Will Smith's Genie In A BottleForbesA Whole New 'Aladdin': Disney Drops Trailer For Live-Action RemakeHuffPostCinema Blend -Den of Geek US -YouTube -Facebookall 733 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 12th, 2018

Will Smith Grants Our Wish by Unveiling Live-Action Aladdin Poster - E! Online

E! OnlineWill Smith Grants Our Wish by Unveiling Live-Action Aladdin PosterE! OnlineWill Smith is showing us a whole new world. The actor took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the first look at the posters for the live-action Aladdin movie. On the poster is the iconic gold genie lamp, and the saying, "Choose wisely." The Men in ...Will Smith Unveils First 'Aladdin' PosterHollywood ReporterDisney's Live-Action Aladdin Poster Is Nostalgic MagicCinema BlendDisney's Live-Action Aladdin Debuts Teaser Poster; First Look Arrives TomorrowScreen RantHeavy.com -IGN -Mashable -POPSUGARall 54 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 10th, 2018