Oct. 22nd, 2012

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When an executive producer for Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess said that Sofia is Disney’s first Latina princess, he was, unbeknownst to him, setting in motion a multi-layered discussion on Latina identity, what constitutes “Latina looks” and a crush of celebration and criticism.

As the story took on a life of its own, Disney felt they had to come out with a statement clarifying what their make-believe princess is — and isn’t. The end result is that Sofia is not actually Latina.

“What’s important to know is that Sofia is a fairytale girl who lives in a fairytale world,” Nancy Kanter, senior vice president of original programming and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide said in a post on the Princess Sofia Facebook page. “All our characters come from fantasy lands that may reflect elements of various cultures and ethnicities but none are meant to specifically represent those real world cultures.”


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Russell C. Means, the charismatic Oglala Sioux who helped revive the warrior image of the American Indian in the 1970s with guerrilla-tactic protests that called attention to the nation’s history of injustices against its indigenous peoples, died on Monday at his ranch in Porcupine, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He was 72.

The cause was esophageal cancer, which had spread recently to his tongue, lymph nodes and lungs, said Glenn Morris, Mr. Means’s legal representative. Told in the summer of 2011 that the cancer was inoperable, Mr. Means had already resolved to shun mainstream medical treatments in favor of herbal and other native remedies….

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Harrods will make every girl's dreams come true this Christmas when they unveil their festive windows at their legendary Knightsbridge store on November 1. An elite team of 10 womenswear designers, including Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta and - fresh from kitting out the real life fairytale Luxembourg royal wedding at the weekend - Elie Saab, have been enlisted to re-imagine the iconic Disney Princess dresses.


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I stumbled upon more production photography from Toni Braxton's stint as Belle in the Broadway version of "Beauty and the Beast". I wish there were higher quality material out there for this version of the film.

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AT THIS POINT everyone and their mother has made a parody-something of Korean Pop Star, PSY's GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) since it's debut on YouTube sent it spiraling through the American consciousness like an adequately named bug. Grodansnagel's Disney Princess Parody featuring the official princesses is no different.

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