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The bust of Bill Cosby will be removed from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame exhibit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The plaza honors TV legends who’ve been inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.

The page on DisneyWorld.com still lists Bill Cosby as being part of this attraction.

In the filings, which The Associated Press pushed to have released, Cosby admitted to giving the drug to one woman whom he met in Las Vegas. The documents cite a deposition that Cosby gave in the case on Sept. 27 and 28, 2005 and quotes from it.

 

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Johnny Depp took a break from filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales to visit Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Australia dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow.

The next installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is scheduled to be released July 7, 2017

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The initial schedule for Epcot’s Candelight Processional have been announced:

  • TBD
    November 27 to 29, 2015
  • Neil Patrick Harris
    November 30 to December 3, 2015
  • Whoopi Goldberg
    December 4 and 5, 2015
  • Joe Morton
    December 6 to 8, 2015
  • TBD
    December 9 to 11, 2015
  • Meredith Vieira
    December 12 to 14, 2015
  • TBD
    December 15 to 23, 2015
  • Edward James Olmos
    December 24 to 26, 2015
  • TBD
    December 27 to 28, 2015
  • Amy Grant
    December 29 to 30, 2015

For the hearing impaired, an American Sign Language interpreter translates the legendary account, allowing Guests of all kinds the opportunity to enjoy the event.

Show times take place 3 times each day, except on December 6, 2015 when show times take place at 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM only. Celebrity narrators, dates and other entertainment are subject to change without notice.

Candelight Dining Packages are also available.

Candlelight Processional dining packages include appetizer, entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage at select Epcot full-service restaurants (or one full buffet where applicable). All dining packages include guaranteed seating for the Candlelight Processional. Dining Packages do not include park admission—separate park admission is required.

Lunch Adult Lunch Child (3-9) Dinner Adult  Dinner Child (3-9)
Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
United Kingdom Pavilion
$48.99 $14.99 $57.99 $18.99
Coral Reef Restaurant
The Living Seas
$58.99 $14.99 $65.99 $18.99
Biergarten Restaurant
Germany Pavilion
$37.99 $21.99 $52.99 $28.99
The Garden Grill Restaurant*
The Land Pavilion
$43.99 $24.99 $56.99 $33.99
Nine Dragons Restaurant
China Pavilion
$39.99 $12.99 $51.99 $16.99
Restaurant Marrakesh
Morocco Pavilion
$45.00 $16.00 $55.00 $19.00
Spice Road Table
Morocco Pavilion
$45.00 $16.00 $55.00 $19.00
San Angel Inn Restaurante
Mexico Pavilion
$55.50 $15.00 $69.50 $17.00
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
Italy Pavilion
$41.99 $14.99 $53.99 $18.99
Les Chefs de France
France Pavilion
$60.99 $16.99 $75.99 $22.99
Tokyo Dining
Japan Pavilion
$59.99 $16.99 $72.99 $19.99
Teppan Edo
Japan Pavilion
$59.99 $16.99 $72.99 $19.99
Tutto Italia Ristorante
Italy Pavilion
$55.99 $15.99 $67.99 $19.99
La Hacienda de San Angel
Mexico Pavilion
N/A N/A $74.25 $17.00

*The Garden Grill Restaurant will also serve a Breakfast Dining Package for $38.99 for adults; $22.99 for children

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Elodie Yung (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “District 13: Ultimatum”) joins the next season of “Marvel’s Daredevil,” streaming only on Netflix in 2016!

Yung will play Elektra, a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle. The first season of “Marvel’s Daredevil” made reference to Elektra, but now Yung will portray one of Daredevil’s fan-favorite characters. Elektra marks the most recent major addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as she will join Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle in the upcoming season of the Netflix Original Series “Marvel’s Daredevil.”

“After a worldwide search,  we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity,” said Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “Paired with Charlie as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved and tumultuous comic book relationships to life with all the accompanying sparks and spectacular action sequences the show is known for.”

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In a unique collaboration between Verve Records and Walt Disney Records, the two esteemed labels have teamed up to present the compilation album We Love Disney, which will be released in October 2015. The compilation features the hottest artists from across the pop, rock, R&B, and country worlds delivering their own unique interpretations of classic Disney songs. The album was produced by multi-platinum, Grammy® Award-winning producer and Verve Music Group Chairman David Foster.

“When the opportunity arose to partner with Walt Disney Records, I jumped on it,” says Foster. “The Disney franchise is something that brings out the kid in all of us. No matter how old you are, 3 or 103, when you hear the word ‘Disney’ you light up from within. And there isn’t a person on the planet who doesn’t have a favorite Disney song. We tapped into that passion with all of the artists on the album. I tried to make the songs timeless so you couldn’t tell whether they were recorded 30 years ago or 30 years from now. The Disney catalog is so amazing. You have so many songs to pick from, going back almost 80 years now. So it’s an endless treasure and one of the most rewarding projects that I’ve ever done — and I’ve done a lot of stuff.

The artists and songs that will be featured on We Love Disney will be announced in the coming weeks.

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ABC Family announced today that it is launching an all new reality block of programming on Tuesday nights, premiering in August. “Startup U,” “Next Step Realty: NYC” and “Monica the Medium” will anchor an entire night of original unscripted shows, a first for the network. This new block will include updates from the original reality schedule.

Starting on Tuesday, August 11 at 9:0110:01pm ET/PT, “Next Step Realty: NYC” will premiere after the season finale of “Pretty Little Liars.” From Lincoln Square Productions, this series follows the passionate and ambitious employees of Next Step Realty. The Manhattan-based real estate firm specializes in helping recent college graduates find their first apartments in New York City while navigating interpersonal and professional conflicts in the workplace. Danielle Rossen (“What Would You Do?”) serves as the executive producer.

Then it’s the premiere of “Startup U” on Tuesday, August 11 at 10:0111:00pm ET/PT. The show focuses on a group of entrepreneurial millennials as they embark on a semester at Draper University in Silicon Valley. Led by billionaire founder and venture capitalist Tim Draper, the seven-week program teaches the fundamentals of launching a startup company under the mentorship of America’s business leaders. In the end, students pitch their ideas to a panel of venture capitalists with the hope that they’ll receive a life-changing investment to launch their business. “Startup U” is produced by Ugly Brother Studios, a Sky Vision partner. Mike Duffy, Tim Duffy and Tim Draper serve as executive producers.

“Monica the Medium” will premiere on Tuesday, August 25 at 8:009:00pm ET/PT, leading off the night. The show provides a fascinating look at Monica, a junior at Penn State navigating friends, family, relationships – and the fact that she’s a medium and can talk to dead people. Her uncommon vocation provides an endless supply of emotional and engaging stories, with a unique millennials perspective. The show is produced by Dave Caplan’s Trooper Entertainment in association with Lionsgate TV. Caplan will serve as executive producer alongside Malachi McGlone.

“Job or No Job,” ABC Family’s fourth reality show of the summer, will air Wednesdays at 9:02pm ET/PT beginning August 5.

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The next adventure in the Anthology series of Star Wars films will be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, whose credits include the critically acclaimedThe LEGO Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, as well as 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street. Among the most sought-after filmmakers working today, the two have proven a formidable duo on the multiple films they’ve collaborated on and are looking forward to applying their unique creative chemistry to the Star Wars universe.

“This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with. We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us. This is a dream come true for us. And not the kind of dream where you’re late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you’ve loved since before you can remember having dreams at all.”

The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

Lawrence Kasdan, the writer and director known for Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill, and Grand Canyon, is familiar to Star Wars fans for having co-written the screenplays for The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens. His son Jon Kasdan wrote and directed The First Time, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and In the Land of Women, as well as writing for the television series Freaks and Geeks and Dawson’s Creek.

“We’re so excited to be working with Chris and Phil, who will bring a fresh new dimension to the Star Wars universe,” said the Kasdans. “They’re two of the smartest, funniest and most original filmmakers around, and the ideal choice to tell the story of Han Solo, one of the coolest characters in the galaxy.”  

Kathleen Kennedy, who will be producing, says she can’t wait to discover what’s in store from these two extraordinary teams of directors and writers.

“It’s not just any filmmaker who can tell the story of such a beloved icon like Han Solo, and I’m excited to say we’ve found the perfect team to handle the task. Larry and Jon know all there is to know about the character, and Chris and Phil will bring their wit, style, energy and heart to tell Han’s story.”

Slated for a May 25, 2018 release, the film will be executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra.

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With summer in full swing in Central Florida, the heat is on, and there’s no better time than now to cool off with some waterpark fun or poolside lounging.  At Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, guests can take advantage of the Resort’s amazing pool offerings, including a five-acre (two hectare) waterpark called Explorer Island.  There’s no ticket required – and the expansive water offerings are guaranteed fun for all ages.  Exclusively for Resort guests, the five pool areas at Four Seasons Orlando include:

  • The Explorer Pool:  Ideal for families, The Explorer Pool features 7,590 square-feet (705-square-metres) of splashing fun, overlooking the lake and offering a gradually sloping “zero entry” that is ideal for the littlest swimmers.  An underwater audio system plays favourite hits. The Explorer Pool also has a toddler slide, and is surrounded by daybeds and deck chairs. In addition, a highlight of The Explorer Pool is the “Starstruck” movie screen, which is a 190-inch flat-screen that plays family movies for guests every Thursday and Saturday nights throughout summer. Children can float around in tubes while watching the movie or lounge on one of the chaises while enjoying complimentary popcorn. Several cabanas are also available by the Explorer Pool (for a fee).  Every day, the complimentary Kids For All Seasons program for kids ages four and older offers supervised swimming at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.
  • The Oasis:  The Oasis is the lakeside, infinity-edge adult-only pool.  Bordered by lush landscaping including tall cypress trees overlooking the sparkling lake, this pristine pool is 92 feet long (28 metres) and is also equipped with underwater audio.  An adult-only whirlpool is perfect for relaxing.  Guests at The Oasis enjoy regular amenities from the pool staff, such as frozen fruit, sunglasses cleaning, Evian spritzes, iced cappuccino shooters, and more.  The adult-only pool also offers cabanas (for a fee).
  • The Drifters: The Resort’s Lazy River is unlike any in the area – with amazing landscaping, it’s like one is in the midst of a tropical rainforest while gently tubing down the winding river.  At 11,008 square-feet (1,023 square metres), Drifters takes one through a cascading 9-foot (2.75 metre) waterfall and a bubbling rapids section.  Water cannons are strategically placed along various points on the river, enabling young ones to enjoy a laugh when taking Mom or Dad by surprise with a spray of cool water. At the end of Drifters, there’s an area called “the Cove” featuring a water basketball hoop and a water volleyball net. The Cove has hanging wicker pod chairs that the tween set love to lounge in. Adjacent to The Hideout, a video gaming centre with fun family entertainment from pinball to classic board games to billiards, The Cove is a great gathering spot.
  • The Drop:  Both the young (and young-at-heart) love the two 242-foot (74-metre) waterslides. The blue slide is enclosed for a thrilling drop with a big splash, while the yellow is open and made from see-through fiberglass. The Kids For All Seasons team often offers timed races down the slides, adding to the fun.
  • The Splash Zone:  Ideal for wee ones, the Splash Zone is a spacious area offering choreographed interactive fountains that launch blasts of water 30 feet (9 metres) into the air. Sheets of water, fog nozzles, dancing water spouts, and more make this area especially fun for the pre-school set.  Daybeds and white teepees with brightly coloured cushions surround the Splash Zone and provide the perfect spot for toddlers to enjoy a rest in the shade.

Summer Packages

Four Seasons Resort Orlando has an Experience More package that offers a daily USD 50 credit for a three-night or longer stay. The Resort credit can be enjoyed at The Spa, Tranquilo Golf Club, cabana rental, tennis or shopping at the boutiques. In addition, the new Suite Getaway – Resort Credit package includes a USD 1,000 credit for every four-night minimum stay in one of the Resort’s suites.

A highlight of the Resort is the complimentary Kids For All Seasons program, offering organised activities for children ages 4 to 12 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.  Adults will enjoy the adult-only pool, 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed Tranquilo Golf Club, and The Spa at Four Seasons. Recreational pursuits for guests of all ages are sure to provide ample entertainment.  Guests of Four Seasons Resort Orlando also enjoy great access to Walt Disney World, including complimentary transportation to Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Resort offers a lobby level Disney Planning Center and a character breakfast, The Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy & His Pals, offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays all summer at Ravello restaurant.

The resort offers six on-property restaurants offering an array of options to delight even the most discerning of palates. Plus, children ages 5 and younger dine free at Four Seasons Resort Orlando in Ravello, The Lobby Bar, Capa, Capa Bar, Plancha and PB&G.

Rates start at USD 399 per night at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort for the summer period, and there is no resort fee.  For reservations, call 1 800 267 3046 or book online.

Beyond the Pools: Top 10 Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer at Four Seasons Orlando

In addition to the Resort’s five pools, Four Seasons Resort Orlando shares its Top 10 list of ways to enjoy a cool summer:

1. Gelato Bike in Action: Where else can one find a gelato bike cruising around property?  Four Seasons Resort Orlando Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi makes homemade gelato, and Fabrizio or Executive Pastry Chef Rabii Saber can often be seen cruising around property with the delicious gelato flavours available for purchase.

2. The Experience Shower:  Unique to Central Florida is The Spa’s custom Experience Showers.  One shower is located in the women’s locker room at The Spa, and the other is in the men’s locker room. The Experience Shower offers multiple settings featuring different water pressures and temperatures. The “arctic mist” setting is sure to refresh with blasts of chilly water.  Access to the amenities at The Spa, including the Experience Shower, relaxation areas, steam room and outdoor whirlpool, are always complimentary to guests.

3. The Ice Fountain:  Adults can cool down after time in The Spa’s steam room with the Ice Fountain. Due to the ideal ice temperature, ice chips feel agreeably soft on the skin.  The ice can cool the skin after the hot steam room and serve to effectively refresh after a dip in the whirlpool on The Spa’s private outdoor terrace.

4. Lickety Split’s Gelato: If the two flavours on the gelato bike aren’t enough, the lobby level Lickety-Split café offers more than 20 flavours of gelato, from PB&J to pistachio and pineapple – and many others that beg for a taste.

5. Soft-Serve Cones at PB&G:  PB&G, the Resort’s poolside restaurant on the lake, regularly offers a daily flavour of ice cream.  Peach iced tea, chocolate vanilla swirl and butterscotch are some of the mouth-watering flavours offered.

6. Chilled Towels:  Refreshing, chilled oshiburi towels are regularly offered to guests at The Spa.  Scented with eucalyptus, the chilled towels are a welcome way to cool down.

7. Sun Worshipper Spa Treatment: Featuring a gel mask of cooling aloe vera and sea algae, this treatment is hydrating and cooling, ideal for skin that’s been overly exposed to the sun.

8. Iced Coffee:  Lickety Split’s signature cold brew process involves an 8-hour drip, resulting in the perfect iced coffee.  Make it a vanilla iced latte or an iced chai – the Lickety Split team can make any cool coffee concoction.

9. Enjoy a Bubble Bath:  Every guest room at Four Seasons includes a five-piece bathroom complete with a deep-soaking garden tub.  Fill the tub and take a relaxing soak, perhaps while watching a movie on the built-in television in the bathroom mirror.  The Resort’s custom line of bath products by C.O. Bigelow has a light citrus scent, with a cooling and hydrating body lotion.

10. The Hideout: Cool down in The Hideout, an air-conditioned retreat featuring the latest gaming systems from X-box to Wii and even “old school” Nintendo.  Select times during the week, The Hideout offers “Scoop,” a little ice cream shop serving up delicious flavours and an array of toppings.

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You’ll never glow away forever when marching along with Mickey in this dazzling tee salute to Disney’s classic Main Street Electrical Parade, available from Tuesday July 7, 2015 to Monday July 13, 2015
Mickey Mouse Main Street Electrical Parade Tee for Adults - Limited Release

Mickey Mouse Main Street Electrical Parade Tee for Adults – Limited Release

Minnie Mouse Main Street Electrical Parade Tee for Women - Limited Release

Minnie Mouse Main Street Electrical Parade Tee for Women – Limited Release

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Variety is reporting that Disney has picked up the script for a film about Prince Charming. The live-action comedy is written by Matt Fogel.

The plot is unknown but reports indicate that the film revolves around Prince Charming’s brother who fails to live up to the family name.

Fogel is also developing “Bob: The Musical” for Disney.