WHAT HAPPENED TO THESE ICONIC ON SCREEN BABIES

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March 2017, Comedy Central

Ever wondered what happens to child stars? Or to be more specific, the kid actors in Hollywood that have starring roles when they’re tiny and don’t grow up to be the Olsen twins?

We have the answer for you. Here’s what became of the famous babies and toddlers that haven’t grown up to become the life lessons of Hollywood.

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ACTORS WHO ALMOST PLAYED ICONIC MOVIE ROLES

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March 2017, Comedy Central

Picture a film. Any film. Then picture the lead actor. They probably came this close (*holds up fingers inches apart*) to not being in it at all.

It turns out, some very famous actors said no to some very famous parts. To quote Julia Roberts in ‘Pretty Woman’ (a role she almost didn’t get), “Big mistake. Huge.”

Hollywood could have looked so different. Here are the actors that almost got cast in the most iconic of all time.

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A RANKING OF DISNEY HEROES ACCORDING TO FEMINISM

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March 2017, Comedy Central

Oh Disney, you bastion of strict gender roles, antiquated social messages and unrealistic body images, you!

Who would have thought that old Walt would have snuck in some strong, feminist characters into those corsets and giant gowns? Not us, but somehow, some slipped through anyway. Just to prove how socially progressive some of them really are, we did the grown-up thing and ranked these Disney heroes according to feminism.

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IMDB JUST GOT SERIOUSLY FEMINIST-FRIENDLY

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March 2017, Comedy Central

We’ve got some good news for film fans. And women! IMDb has added a new ranking system, which is going to make it really easy to find female-friendly movies.

Any films that highlight the work of women in the film industry will now be given a big ‘F-rating’ (for feminist, in case that wasn’t clear). Specifically, this means movies that were made by a female director, female writer or that pass the Bechdel Test.

Yay feminism!

Speaking to the Bath Chronicle, IMDb’s founder, Col Needham, …read more

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HERE’S WHAT THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR GUEST STARS LOOK LIKE NOW

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March 2017, Comedy Central

Back when the Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air was first on, 22 years ago (yes, it has been that long since the 90s), it pretty much defined the decade. You can thank it for bringing our attention to clashing neon prints and Will Smith pre his Scientology days. The show did some important work.

It also featured just about every celebrity you can name that was famous back then, save possibly the cast of Friends. Want to know what became of those fresh faces? You may recognise some of …read more

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ALL THE BULLSHIT BEHAVIOUR YOU CAN BLAME ON YOUR ZODIAC SIGN

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March 2017, Comedy Central

So, your life is falling apart, bad stuff keeps happening to you and you have no idea why everything is so shit right now.

Don’t worry! It’s probably not your fault, but all down to whatever star sign you happened to be born under. Hey, even if it is your fault, there’s a good chance you can blame all of your on-going bad behaviour on your zodiac sign anyway! Astrology is your friend.

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WE PUT THESE CLASSIC MOVIES TO THE BECHDEL TEST

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March 2017, Comedy Central

Hollywood is not great for women. There’s the pay gap, a lack of decent roles beyond ‘love interest’ or ‘sexless mother figure’ and the fact that you can’t get a part over the age of 42 unless you’re Meryl Streep.

It’s really not great. So, in order to work out just how bad women have it (and how much we need to complain about this), we put some classic movies to the Bechdel Test. In order to pass, all they need are two named female characters talking to each other about …read more

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11 TIMES EMMA WATSON WAS YOUR FEMINIST HERO

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March 2017, Comedy Central

Emma Watson, everyone’s favourite feminist, is having her credentials questioned right now and it’s basically because she has boobs (although there is also the minor issue of her showing them on a magazine cover). HOW VERY DARE SHE.

While the world wraps its head around the concept that women are fully entitled to do what they will with their own bodies and still have a valid opinion on women’s rights, we’ll be over here, reminiscing about the times Emma …read more

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13 DISNEY VILLAINS THAT WERE JUST MISUNDERSTOOD

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March 2017, Comedy Central

It’s safe to say that Disney pretty much has the whole ‘good and evil’ thing down. There are no grey areas in Disney; there are simply princesses in nice dresses and the wicked old hags that would like to do them in out of sheer jealousy. It might not be the best life lesson to put out there, but it serves Disney well enough.

Except for when it comes to these classic villains, who aren’t actually so evil after all. Rewatch some of your favourite childhood …read more

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12 UNMAGICAL THINGS WE’VE LEARNED FROM DISNEY PRINCESS AMAS

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February 2017, +/0+/

 

Walt Disney World is one of the greatest and happiest places on earth, where rainbows shoot out of things and no one ever has a bad thought. Agreed? Working there must be a dream job and Disney princesses have it best of all.

The only thing more magical than a Disney princess is when one of them does a Reddit AMA, in which she reveals everything that actually goes into the role.

It turns out, it’s not as magical as you might have thought. Here’s what we have learned.

1. SERIOUS WORK GOES INTO THESE ROLES. YOU HAVE TO WORK YOUR WAY UP THROUGH THE RANKS AND THAT MEANS PUTTING IN SOME SERIOUS FUR TIME BEFORE YOU CAN UPGRADE TO A BIG PRINCESS BALL GOWN.

Comment from discussion I worked as various princesses at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. AMA!.

2. GUESTS WILL TRY AND MAKE YOU PERFORM IN CHARACTER (I.E. SPEAK THE CORRECT LANGUAGE).

Comment from discussion I worked as various princesses at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. AMA!.

3. ADULTS WILL HIT ON YOU. AND SOMETIMES IT GOES FURTHER THAN THAT.

Comment from discussion I worked as various princesses at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. AMA!.

4. ACCIDENTAL VIOLATIONS HAPPEN.

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