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The weekend is finally here and we honestly couldn’t be happier. We are so ready to relax and leave the stress of the past week behind us.

We have certainly got that Friday feeling but we honestly haven’t got the energy to do anything other than sprawl across the sofa for the foreseeable future.

We’ll be tuning into everyone’s favourite Corkman Graham Norton and as per usual, the presenter has got some pretty brilliant guests this week.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Will Smith will join Graham to talk about playing the iconic genie in the live-action Aladdin. Naomi Scott, who stars as Princess Jasmine, will also join her co-star to chat about the pressure of playing such a famous Disney princess.

Comedian Kevin Hart will also be on the sofa to talk all about his upcoming projects, including The Secret Life of Pets 2.

Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer completes the line-up. The actress will discuss her successful career and iconic roles in Hidden Figures and The Help. She will also share details about her new movie The Witches too.

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Viewers can also look forward to music from Shakespears Sister.

The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC1 on May 10 at 10: 35 pm.

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Many of us were absolutely RAISED on Disney when we were kids. We grew up with the incredible cinema releases of The Lion King, Aladdin, Cinderella, Mulan and The Little Mermaid, and it changed our lives forever.

The Disney princess role has changed as the generations got older (and more feminist), bringing more progressive films with 3D female characters such as Brave, Frozen, Moana, The Princess and the Frog and Tangled.

Kiera Knightly recently spoke out against the films, saying that her three-year-old daughter is banned from watching them in her home.

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When asked why, she said to "rescue yourself!" from the prince is a far better message to send to young women; "Cinderella waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t." Right on, gal, right on. Fight the power.

However, when we were watching the classic princess films as children, I highly doubt we realised at the time just how YOUNG they all are, which arguably makes the movies seem a tad creepy.

It's basically teens getting sexualised and sent off to live with a man who has privilege over them forever.

For decades, young girls have been seeing these characters as role models; they're compassionate, fierce, caring, brave and highly intelligent.

Many of the gals are preparing for marriage, but they're in their mid-teens. Seems a little weird, considering the men they're marrying are often at least ten years older.

For example. Pocahontas' age in the film was never confirmed, but in real life she actually met John Smith when she was just a 10 year old girl. Ew.

First up: Princess Jasmine. Aladdin's bae was only 15-years-old in the film, as a recent The Mary Sue article pointed out. So when she's dressed in red and is seducing Jafar (a creepy old man), she's officially underage…

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A key portion of the film revolves around the fact that she's obliged to marry a prince before her sixteenth birthday, which is three days away.

The Mary Sue also noted that Jasmine is a highly sexualised character, with Jafar commanding the genie to force her to love him. Alright…we're officially disturbed.

Plus, that waist-line is a fantasy; she'd fit maybe half an organ in there if she's lucky.

HuffPost has previously pointed out that none of the 'official' Disney princesses are older than 19, even though most of them are wed or engaged by the end of each of their respective movies.

Ariel is a sixteen-year-old who claims to be an adult, while Eric is the ripe old age of 18. So in today's day-and-age, it would be illegal for them to marry.

Granted, these films are purely fantasy, but it's pretty strange how they design the princesses as sexualised teenagers who always end up with an older man.

If this next one doesn't shock you, we don't know what will. Snow White is just 14 YEARS OLD when she meets her prince, and escapes from a cruel queen who tries to cut out her heart out of vanity.

The prince also kisses her while she's KO'd; problematic as f*ck.

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Kristen Bell has also pointed out issues with Snow White as a film, which was the first colour Disney animation and was released back in 1938.

“Don’t you think that it’s weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?” Bell says she asked her daughters. “Because you can not kiss someone if they’re sleeping!” Hello, consent?

Fairy tales don’t have a stable form, and every era rewrites centuries old fairy tales to fit it's specific agenda or zeitgeist. Many Disney princesses were based on the 1812 Brothers Grimm tales.

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They changed their book of stories to adapt to 19th-century German bourgeois family values, so why can't we update them in 2019?

Cinderella was transformed into a live-action remake recently, but ZERO alterations were made. 

Our Chinese hero warrior Mulan, famous for it's WHOPPER tunes like I'll Make a Man Out of You: she's also sixteen. Yet she has to nurture a fragile toxic male ego, and marries him in the end.

Ok, then, it took a woman to fix a man's dodgy job and her reward is a lifetime of obedience. Sleeping Beauty's Aurora was also 16-years-old, and we've got another classic case of non-consent.

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While Disney has 100 percent made improvements for it's female characters, like Frozen's Queen Elsa and Princess Anna especially, and Brave's Merida (also 16); it's important to be aware of the classic films and their morals.

The live-action Aladdin doesn't arrive for another few months (May 24 to be exact), we have no idea if Jasmine will be a more marriage-appropriate age. The actress cast to play her is 25-years-old, at least.

Naomi Scott isn't a teenager, so let's hope her character isn't either.  Scott told Entertainment Weekly that her character’s goal is “really to protect her people, to do right by them," in December, so we have high hopes.

The eye-wateringly hot Marwan Kenzari has been cast as Jafar in the live-action flick, and he looks FAR younger than the animated character. He's a certified thirst trap.

We're relieved they're moving away from the creepy-old-man game, thank God. The movie looks intriguing, if just for a blue Will Smith as the genie. (Check out those memes about him, they're amazing)

Bring on the badass empowered female princesses, like Meghan Markle and the Thai princess Ubolratana who recently attempted to run for Prime Minister. Get it, gurls.

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Another day, another cryptic Instagram story from Khloe Kardashian.

Fresh from the intense drama of her ex-boyfriend cheating (again), but this time with Kylie Jenner's BFF Jordyn Woods, Khloe is making it VERY clear how pissed off she is at Jordyn.

News broke on Wednesday that Woods has recorded a tell-all interview for the Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith, despite having signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement with the Kardashian clan for her job as an extra on their reality show. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The scalding hot tea (interview) is airing TONIGHT at 3am Irish time on the Red Table Talk Facebook live, and everyone is gagging to hear her side of the story,

Allegedly, she claims to never have slept with Tristan; they just shared a kiss, and states alcohol didn't play a part.

Tristan and Jordyn were hanging out with Drake “and his crew” according to E! News, and were “definitely hanging close to one another and were being very flirty. Tristan had his arms around her at one point.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Jordyn stood by him the entire time they were out and he was laughing and smiling at her.” Of course, the situation “quickly escalated” between them and she went to a secretive party at Tristan's home.

Jordyn goes way back with the Smith family, so it's understandable why she chose to go to Jada with the problem. Khloe doesn't seem too happy with the entire scenario, continuously posting cryptic messages to her Instagram stories.

The latest says: "You ever notice people would rather stop speaking to you instead of apologising when they're wrong?"

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Clearly the reality tv star family aren't best pleased with Jordyn's choice to give a tell-all interview with Jada Pinkett Smith, rather than publicly apologising.

Jordyn is expected to apologise to Khloe during the interview, but we doubt the 34-year-old mum of True Thompson will accept it lightly.

Time will tell if Jordyn will make her way back into the Kardashian family circle, and if Kylie Jenner will continue their friendship. Khloe and Tristan are now officially over, so we'll see what happens there too.

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In case anyone has yet to hear the latest serving of scalding hot Kardashian tea, Jordyn Woods will be giving her first interview since the cheating scandal involving Khloe Kardashian's ex boyfriend Tristan Thompson.

She has maintained a silence since rumours began of her apparent hook up with the father of Khloe's baby, True, but now the model has sat down with family friend Jada Pinkett Smith to record an episode of her Red Table Talk Podcast. 

The interview will recount her story of the night in question, and is set to be quite the wild ride;

It was recorded yesterday, and a source has told TMZ that Jada's goal with the podcast was to "to create a healing between Jordyn and Khloe." We'll see if that one works out for ya Jada…

As a close friend of the Kardashian family and an extra on their reality show, the model has signed Non-Disclosure Agreements to maintain her relationship with the famous family, so she can't speak her mind completely.

The episode will air on the Red Table Talk Facebook page on Friday, but now Khloe has begun liking posts on Twitter surrounding the news:

The first one reads; "I really don’t understand the point of this. there’s no way she can justify what she did." 

A fan maintains that there's nothing Jordyn can say to repair the bond between herself and Khloe, who is her best friend Kylie Jenner's older sister.

Judging by that Twitter like, Khloe is still pretty mad and forgiveness isn't exactly on her mind at the moment.

The second tweet defends the Kardashians and claims that they have never smeared Jordyn's name publicly, despite the rumours.

 "She slept with Khloé's baby daddy, and they havent even publicly said ONE bad thing about her, just unfollowed her, so how is that the Kardashians fault? Jordyn smeared her OWN name!" says one social media fan.

Khloe liked the post, showing her agreement with the fact that neither herself nor her family members have actually said Jordyn's name at all since the scandal has emerged, only unfollowed her on social media.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This was a reply to another Twitter statement referencing Jordyn Woods' friendship with the Smith family;

"Her and her family are REAL cool with the Smith’s so I really want them to paint her in a good light. The Kardashian’s are obviously smearing her name for ratings, but Jordyn deserves a win!"

Fans are concerned that Jada Pinkett Smith will paint Jordyn in a better light than she supposedly deserves, but we'll have to wait and see when the episode airs this Friday.

We suspect Jada will try to have a balanced discussion, as she always does on her talk show. We're getting the popcorn ready in preparation, it's going to be JUICY viewing.

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A few months ago, Will Smith appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly alongside the stars of Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin, and people had something to SAY.

Basically, he wasn't blue, and this deeply offended the general public. Like, DEEPLY offended. Scuba diving in the Pacific deep.

He took to Instagram to defend himself, writing; "I’m gonna be BLUE! This is how the Genie is in human or disguise form. My character will be CGI most of the movie."

However, during the Grammy's ad-break last night, a new trailer for the movie was released and once again, fans ain't happy.

Disney managed to sneak in a minute-long trailer featuring Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Mena Massoud in the protagonist role. Will Smith's turn as the Genie has EVERYONE talking.

The 50-year-old actor is under a lot of pressure, taking over the reboot role from Robin Williams' iconic performance.

Sharing his own reaction to the trailer release, Will wrote on Instagram: "I told y’all I was gon’ be Blue!! Y’all need to trust me more often!" 

When he accepted the role, the actor said: "Whenever you’re doing things that are iconic, it’s always terrifying. The question is always: Where was there meat left on the bone? Robin didn’t leave a lot of meat on the bone with the character."

The 1992 animation starred Robin Williams, and became especially iconic for his role in the voice acting and music.

The memes have already begun flowing in, and we are entertained to say the least.

Even Judge Judy was dragged into the hilarity:

The reactions are pure gas:

Paul Giamatti from the iconic Frankie Munez flick Big Fat Liar was even used:

Viewers weren't READY:

The poor man is getting dragged, by his own Shark Tale character:

We feel a bit sorry for him…

Do you think he deserves all this slagging? We don't think so, but by GOD are we enjoying the memes. Keep 'em coming, people.

Aladdin is set for release on 24 May, so we'll see what the reaction is to the full flick in due course.

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Will Smith has taken to Instagram to announce that he, along with his son Jaden, has launched a sustainable drinking water brand in the UK.

Just UK is hitting shelves soon, and it's USP comes in the form of the fact that components of the packaging are made up of plant-based plastic. 

'A few years ago My Son, Jaden started a company, setting out to make bottled water a little safer for our world,' Will announced. 

 

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'Ours isn’t a perfect solution – yet. But it is a step in the right direction,' reads the brand manifesto.

'We consider the materials we use, where they come from and how they can be reused. It is our mission to create better options for the things we need in our lives.' 

The bottle is made mostly from recyclable paper, while the the cap is made of plant based plastic. 

The 'plant plastic' used by Just is derived from sugar cane, meaning it is made from almost entirely renewable sources. 

 

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Plant plastic can also be made from bamboo, corn and soy, but the company chose sugar cane as it grows very densely.

This allows them to utilise the land to produce the maximum amount of plant plastic without negatively impacting the surrounding environment by deforesting areas for farmland.  

As for the water itself, it actually comes from the River Braid, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. 

The water has previously just been available in the USA, but it is coming to UK Boots stores on August 20th, and Wholefoods UK in September – we're keeping our eyes peeled for an Irish launch date. 

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One of our faveceleb couples have just reached an impressive landmark in their relationship. 

Taking to Instagram, Will Smith posted a cute picture of him and his wife Jada, captioned, ''I just realised… This year we’ve been together more than HALF OUR LIVES!''

Jada quipped back, ''can u believe it? A  whole lotta growth and miracles along the way. I'm proud of us."

The pair started dating way back in in '95 and have been married since New Year's Eve 1997. Cuuute.

They also have two kids together, 20-year-old Jaden and 17-year-old I-whip-my-hair-Willow. 

The 49-year-old actor recently gave an interview about his marriage to TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast where he let slip a few of his secrets to a happy marriage. 

He said, “we don’t even say we’re married anymore. We refer to ourselves as life partners.''

“There’s no deal breakers. There’s nothing she could do – ever. Nothing that would break our relationship. She has my support till death, you know what I mean and it feels so good to get to that space where you’re not complaining, and worry, and demanding that a person be a certain thing,” he continued. 

Wow, is all that we can say –  can we have that type of love plz?

 

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He wasn't the only one opening up about the inner workings of their marriage.

Jada spoke on Sway in the Morning on SiriusXM’s Shade 45 a few weeks ago. 

She explained, “here’s the thing about Will and I, it’s like, we are family, that’s never going down! It’s just not! Ever!”

“Because we are family –  take out all that whole marriage, relationship, crap –  at the end of the day, Will and I are family, I’m going to hold him down,” she added.

“It doesn't’t matter, all that relationship and what people think, ideas of a husband and a partner and all that, man, whatever, at the end of the day, that’s a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life, period.”

The comments on Will's post show how their fans are fully supporting their #relationshipgoalz life. 

''You guys are a gorgeous and admirable couple….and family. Well done and thank you for being a beautiful and inspirational example '' one gushed.

Another wrote, ''it hasn't always been easy but you guys stuck together and figured it out.''

This just goes to show that being (alarmingly) open about how hard you work at your marriage can work wonders for the relationship.

Wishin' you guys another happy 20 years! 

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It's official!

Will Smith will play Genie in the upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin and we can't think of a better man for the job.. 

Disney made the announcement at the D23 Expo on Saturday, confirming previous rumours the Will Smith would follow in Robin Williams' footsteps for Guy Ritchie's adaptation.

It was also announced that Naomi Scott will play the part of Princess Jasmine, while newcomer, Mena Massoud will take on the coveted role of Aladdin himself.

Massoud, who was born in Egypt and raised in Canada, is part of the cast of Amazon's Jack Ryan series starring John Krasinski, while Naomi is a British actress and singer whose mother is from northern India, and has appeared in the film The 33 and the Fox series Terra Nova

Aladdin is the latest in a string of Disney classics to be given a live-action make over, with films like Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book already having proved to be box office hits. 

The original animated classic was the highest grossing film of the year in 1992 and even won awards for Best Score and Best Song with A Whole New World.

The remake is set to begin shooting in London some time this year, and if the cast so far is anything to go by, it looks like we're in for something really special.

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Will Smith is the favourite to play the Genie in the live-action remake of Aladdin

The Men In Black actor is currently in early negotiations with Disney to play the iconic character, according to Deadline.

 

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Disney are keen to keep the success of their remakes rolling, after Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson smashed box office records. 

If the rumours are true, then Will Smith will be the first big name to join the cast.

Will Smith will certainly have some big shoes to fill, as the original Genie in the 1992 classic was voiced by the late Robin WIlliams. 

Filming is set to take place from July 2017 to January 2018, and a release date has not yet been announced.

The film will be directed by Guy Ritchie

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

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We've been waiting a while for this.

James Corden's Carpool Karaoke has been a huge hit since it first debuted on his American version of The Late Late Show.

The TV segment was such a smash that it got commissioned for an entire show by Apple… and now the trailer is finally here.

Featuring everyone's favourite prince, Will Smith will be one of the first celebs to join the series (he better sing the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), as well as Metallica, John Legend, Ariana Grande and Alicia Keys.

The trailer sees Will crashing a wedding (imagine!) and John Legend grooving with a gospel choir in the middle of a launderette. Standard.

All we know so far is that the series is "coming soon," but by the look of this clip, it's going to be class.

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Oh we are SO excited about this news! 

Our favourite little elephant is set to hit the big screen once again, in a live action remake of Disney's Dumbo

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Tim Burton, the genius behind The Nightmare Before Christmas, is planning to produce this reboot, and is already approaching some of Hollywood's biggest actors.

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This week it was confirmed that Will Smith is in talks with the producers of the film, to play the father of children who form a bond with Dumbo.

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Tom Hanks is also being considered for the role of the movie's villain, which would certainly be a change from his typical roles. 

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We certainly cannot wait to see this elephant fly!

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Will Smith's father, Willard Carroll Smith has passed away.

Will's ex-wife Sheree Fletcher confirmed the news last night. Sheree was married to Will in 1992 for three years.

She took to social media to post a touching tribute to Willard.

Writing on Instagram, she said: "We're gonna miss you Daddio! You lived & played by your own rules.

"You truly were 1 of a kind! You instilled discipline, and work ethic that has created a legacy in your honour!"

The picture she shared shows Will, his father, and Will and Sheree's son Trey.

Will has yet to confirm the news. We hope Willard rests in peace.

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