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First look at 'Aladdin,' Disney's magical, Broadway-bound musical -- EXCLUSIVE

Several of the films in Disney’s beloved Renaissance period — that is, the golden era of animated films that includes classics like Beauty and the BeastThe Little Mermaid, and The Lion King – have already been turned into big, beautiful Broadway musicals by the folks at Disney Theatrical. Now, there’s a new movie being prepped for the stage, and EW has your first look at the production!

The latest Disney tale to hit the proscenium is Aladdin, the 1992 musical fantasy about a street urchin who finds a magic lamp and releases a genie (iconically voiced by Robin Williams). The show is currently previewing at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, where it’ll run through January 5, 2014. Adam Jacobs stars as the titular pauper, with Courtney Reed as Jasmine, James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie, and in an exciting casting coup, Jonathan Freeman will play Jafar, the role he created in the film.

The creative team for the show is downright magical: Tony winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs, with sets, costumes, and lighting by acclaimed designers Bob Crowley, Gregg Barnes, and Natasha Katz, respectively. With the help of bookwriter Chad Beguelin, Disney maestro Alan Menken has composed new songs for the full score, which includes the classics from the film (like “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me”) which Menken collaborated on with lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.

Now that you’ve got all the info, check out EW’s exclusive sneak peek at the magical stage production going on in Toronto. The magic carpet will fly into Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre beginning February 26, 2014.

If you’re having trouble with the ‘Launch Photo Gallery’ button, click this link to see the Aladdin First Look photos.

Sarah Jessica Parker shrieks over pointe shoes in New York City Ballet reality show -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Sarah Jessica Parker is not Carrie Bradshaw, but that doesn’t mean the lines don’t blur a little bit — especially when shoes are involved.

In a new reality show, city.ballet, premiering Nov. 4 on AOL, Parker takes audiences into the world of the New York City Ballet. The idea of a reality show about a well-respected institution like the New York City Ballet and its dancers might seem like a bit of an oxymoron, but through Parker’s guidance and the cooperation of the Ballet, city.ballet hopes to give an unparalleled look at the lives of professional dancers — right down to their blisters and bloody feet.

It’s not the poppy confection of Center Stage, the hellish nightmare of Black Swan, the surrealist fantasy of The Red Shoes, or a tawdry, exploitative reality show. It’s just real, and it proves that the lives of these dancers are difficult enough without manufactured drama of reality television (or the threat of black feathers sprouting through their backs).

Take a look at two exclusive clips from city.ballet below — one has ballet master in chief Peter Martins explaining the stakes, and the other shows Parker having a Carrie Bradshaw moment in a closet full of pointe shoes.
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'Scandal' behind the scenes: Josh Malina shares a musical moment with Katie Lowes -- VIDEO

We all know the cast of Scandal can act their butts off, but did you also know they could sing?

In this week’s Josh Cam, Josh Malina captures cast member Katie Lowes in a very musical moment as they head to a top secret filming location. And not only do we love her choice of song, but the girl can sing!

Check out the video below in prep for tonight’s new episode of Scandal, airing at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. Warning: The video below contains adult content…and a Gregorian chant!
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'Big Brother': John Cochran's Clip Show Diaries

Well, our nation’s summer-long nightmare is nearly over. After months (years?) of enduring Moving Companies and Cherokee charmers and mattress flippers and cock-a-roaches, we’re down to the final three. And what better way to celebrate such an electrifying, engaging group of finalists than to have GinaMarie, Andy, and Spencer sit around the kitchen table and reminisce about everything that’s happened on this season of Big Brother?

Yes, this was essentially a clip show. But it was so much more than that, wasn’t it? It was also a sobering reminder of how we’ve spent the last three months of our lives. READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con: My Little Pony, G.I. Joe, and more toy teases -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Sure, Comic-Con has evolved into an all-around pop culture fest, with your favorite movie and TV stars invading San Diego, but its roots are in the worlds of comic books and, of course, toys. Entertainment Weekly got an exclusive first look at the collectibles Mattel and Hasbro will be unveiling at the Con, and we’re bringing all the goodies straight to you.

In four videos below, EW’s Anthony Breznican and Laura Hertzfeld offer up a first look at some seriously badass toys — everything from Catwoman Barbie and new superhero Max Steel to a glittering My Little Pony and Angry Birds Star Wars miniatures. Stick with EW through the weekend for more Comic-Con exclusives and breaking news!
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Comic-Con 2013: 'Once Upon a Time' pedi-cabs are back -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

The Once Upon a Time pedi-cabs were all the rage during last year’s Comic-Con. (The cast even enjoyed a ride.) And this year, they’re back — and better than ever.

The new cabs will be seen around San Diego promoting both Once Upon a Time and spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (both panels are back-to-back Saturday starting at 10:15 a.m. in Ballroom 20), and EW has your exclusive first look.

Yes, that’s a mini-ship with a hook attached and a mushroom with a Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar on top.

More photos below the jump.
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Dane Cook announces new 'Under Oath' tour: 'Let there be hate!' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Guess who’s back?

Four years after taking the country by storm with his last major tour — 2009′s “ISolated INcident” — Dane Cook is preparing to hit the road again this fall. He’s calling his latest venture “Under Oath,” a loaded name that wasn’t chosen lightly. “As a comedian, I am obligated to tell you the truth, my truth,” he explained to EW in an exclusive interview. “To share with you my beliefs, my perspective. And I think that we forget sometimes that that’s the oath that comics take, that we will go up and share everything — the irreverent, the scary.”

Cook’s words indicate that he won’t shy away from covering tough stuff in the new show, which he’s been honing for years at Los Angeles’s Laugh Factory — subjects like his failed NBC series Next Caller (which was canceled before airing a single episode), joke-stealing allegations that led to a memorable guest appearance on Louie in 2011, and the army of haters determined to pounce on his every misstep. (A sampling of headlines written after Cook controversially announced that he wouldn’t live-stream his performance at May’s Boston Strong charity concert: “Everyone Hates Dane Cook More After Boston Strong Jerkiness;” “Dane Cook Can Even Find Ways to Make You Hate Him at a Boston Charity Show;”  “Benefit Concert Unites Americans in Love of Boston, Hatred of Dane Cook.“)

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Comic-Con: Kanye West's art director delivers 'Head Smash' to comics

There’s a long history of comic book artists treading into the neighboring world of album cover art especially when psychedelia, counter-culture, fantasy or heavy metal bridged the distance between the art table and the turn table. Usually it’s an art table star — like R. Crumb, Berni Wrightson, Barry Windsor-Smith or Paul Pope to just a few — playing the tourist in turntable territory but the exact opposite is the case with the cover for Head Smash.

The haunting image is the handiwork of Joe Perez, the designer and art director best known for his work with Kanye West and Donda. Perez’s portfolio includes the Cruel Summer album cover in 2012, for example, but never a comic book. That changes with the brutal dystopian visions of Head Smash , which features interior art by Dwayne Harris and the original cover by Tim Bradstreet. The world is the creation of Vlad Yudin of The Vladar Company and was co-written with Erik Hendrix of Arcana and premieres down at Comic-Con International. We caught up with Perez to get in tune with his mixed media. See the art below.

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Funny or Die: Adam DeVine promotes shaving (and humor!) in new webseries

Writer-actor-comic Adam DeVine is already at work prepping the next seasons of Comedy Central’s Workaholics. The network has ordered his other series, Adam DeVine’s House Party for the fall, and he cameod in Arrested Development. Between all of that, DeVine found time to do a web series… selling Norelco shavers?

That’s right: The company approached the actor with a pitch, he says: They’d partner with DeVine and Funny or Die for a series of “funny little videos” about the highs and lows of body hair. DeVine said yes — giving us “Special Unit’s Unit” earlier this month, with two more videos to follow.

The newest one is called “Dude House.” DeVine plays a dude. Shaving (and humor!) is involved. Watch the video, and read our chat with the actor about the ins and outs of his Norelco partnership, below.

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'Game of Thrones': OK Cupid reveals which characters are most compatible

Could the Kingslayer and the Maid of Tarth be on the road to romantic bliss? Those who have read every published word of A Song of Ice and Fire may know the answer — but regardless of whether these two characters will hook up at some point, the Game of Thrones fans at OK Cupid certainly seem to think they should.

Just for fun, the site’s dating gurus calculated the compatibility of three couples who are currently betrothed on the show, as well as Jaime and Brienne (whose relationship is purely platonic…for now). After filling out OK Cupid surveys for each character, the engineers compared questionnaires to figure out which pairs made the most romantic sense. They then shared those results exclusively with EW. The resounding winner: Jaime/Brienne, who are 84 percent compatible, according to OKC’s algorithm.

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