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Emma Stone reinvents Cruella de Vil in 2021 Disney movie

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This ain’t your grandma’s Cruella de Vil.

Social media is in a tizzy over new details about the hotly anticipated “Cruella,” Disney’s latest live action adaptation of the animated classic “101 Dalmatians,” mostly thanks to Emma Stone’s fierce transformation as the nefarious fashionista with a penchant for spotted dogs.

“Hello, Cruel World,” said Disney, in a tweet announcing that a trailer for “Cruella” will drop tomorrow. A new poster for the film features a close-up of sultry Stone, 32, in black-and-white, in a style reminiscent of Madonna’s glam-punk days or rock opera icon Dr. Frank-N-Furter of “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

In a promotional image from 2019 for the film, which will tell Cruella’s backstory and be set in the 1970s, Stone is dressed to kill in leather, leashes and with the character’s iconic black-and-white mane — and fans have been begging for more ever since.

The moment also provided some fans with an opportunity to praise Glenn Close, who thousands of fans on Twitter agree was “actually perfect” as Cruella in the 1996 live-action remake of the original 1961 cartoon film. 

Others had pointers for Disney ahead of the trailer release. 

“If the Cruella trailer doesn’t feature a children’s choir singing a haunting, slowed-down cover version of a certain Baha Men song, what are we even doing here?,” suggested Stephen Douglass, a sports writer whose hilarious suggestion has seen support nearly 6,000 others on Twitter in just an hour since Disney made its announcement.

The crime comedy, due out in May, was helmed by “I, Tonya” director Craig Gillespie and also stars Emma Thompson and Paul Walter Hauser (“I, Tonya”) in as-yet-named roles. It follows the story of young fashion designer Estella de Vil and as her obsession for dog furs takes hold — earning her the nickname Cruella nickname. 

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Dolly Parton ‘happy’ to get first COVID-19 vaccine dose

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The Queen of Country has been vaccinated. 

“Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine,” Dolly Parton, 75, tweeted on Tuesday, alongside a photo of herself at her appointment, sporting a sparkly-blue, long-sleeve shirt with upper arm cutouts in just the right place for the coronavirus vaccine injection. 

In the tweet, Parton tagged her vaccine site — Nashville, Tennessee’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center — where she calmly sits in a low-backed chair in front of a logo-covered backdrop.

“I’m finally gonna get my vaccine — I’m so excited,” Dolly told followers in an Instagram video posted from her appointment. “I’ve been waiting a while, I’m old enough to get it, and I’m smart enough to get it,” she told her fans, specifying that she received the Moderna COVID-19 shot, which she helped fund with a $1 million donation last April.

Then, “to fit the occasion,” the “9 to 5” star launched into a rendition of “Jolene” where she instead sings, “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you, please don’t hesitate … ’cause once you dead, then that’s a bit too late.” 

“The faster everyone gets vaccinated, the faster we can return to normal,” she went on, before taking aim at those who don’t plan to — or are on the fence about — getting vaccinated. 

“I just want to say to all of you cowards out there: Don’t be such a chicken squat. Get out there and get your shot.”

She then received the first dose of her Moderna shot from Vanderbilt physician Dr. Naji Abumrad. Parton met Abumrad following a 2013 car wreck, and it was their friendship that inspired her to donate to vaccine research, the Tennessean reported.  

“Well, it didn’t take this long to film ‘9 to 5,’ ” she said as the doctor prepared the syringe, before telling the cameras, “I’ve been waiting since December.”

Once the syringe was ready, though, the injection process was over in a jiffy. 

“That didn’t hurt,” she told the doctor after.

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Emmys 2021 to air Sept. 19, move to CBS

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LOS ANGELES — The 2021 Emmy Awards will be held on Sept. 19 and air live on CBS.

The network and the Television Academy announced Tuesday that the 73rd annual ceremony will stream live and on-demand on Paramount+, the streaming service that launches March 4.

The host, producers and location for the Emmys will be announced later. Since 2008, the show has been held at Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Last year’s show on ABC was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and was a combined in-person and virtual event. Kimmel was live at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, and most presenters and nominees appeared remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. That format was also used for the recent Golden Globes.

The 2020 Emmys were the lowest-rated with 6.4 million viewers.

As part of the broadcast networks taking turns, CBS last aired the Emmys in 2017, when Stephen Colbert hosted.

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Angelina Jolie sells off Winston Churchill painting from Brad Pitt for $11.5M

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Angelina Jolie sold off a Winston Churchill painting that Brad Pitt bought her as a gift for $11.5 million on Monday.

The work was gifted to Jolie by her estranged husband Pitt, who bought it for $2.95 million in 2011 from a New Orleans antique dealer, M.S. Rau, we previously revealed.

Reports on Monday said that the 1943 Churchill painting, “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque,” sold for a record-breaking $11.5 million to a mystery Belgian bidder at Christie’s “Modern British Art Evening Sale” auction in London. The same bidder also bought two more Churchill works in the sale, the Art Newspaper reported.

The painting — which shattered its estimate of $3.4 million — was sold via the Jolie Family Collection. Reps have not commented on why the movie star was selling off the gift from her ex. Jolie and Pitt’s divorce has been dragging on for years, ever since they announced their split in 2016.

Seems art lover Pitt has a good eye: The previous record for a Churchill painting was reportedly around $2.5 million.

Sources previously told us that Pitt’s role in Quentin Tarantino’s World War II drama, “Inglourious Basterds,” helped inspire his interest in the Churchill work. He and Jolie also reportedly once visited the Churchill War Rooms together in the UK for a private tour.

Bill Rau of M.S. Rau told Page Six of the record-breaking Monday sale: “When we sold the ‘Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque’ by Winston Churchill, it was valued at just under $3 million, a fair price for such a historic work. The fact that it sold at auction for [$11.5 million] just goes to show you that important pieces will continue to be coveted and fetch top dollar. The painting has had an unprecedented journey, from being gifted to a US President [Churchill gave it to Franklin D. Roosevelt], to being hidden away in a closet for nearly half a century, to being owned by the most famous couple in Hollywood. I’m thrilled that M.S. Rau was able to bring this amazing piece back into the spotlight.”

Before Pitt bought it, the painting was passed from FDR to his son, who sold it in 1950 to an art collector in Nebraska. It was later sold to a movie producer, Norman G. Hickman, who was involved in a 1964 Churchill-themed film, “The Finest Hours.” The painting was then left to Hickman’s relatives after he died, and wound up in a closet for 15 years until it was sold by Rau.

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