These Re-Imagined And Realistic Female Disney Characters Are Stunning.

No matter how old you are, Disney movies have probably been a part of your life. After all, Disney created their first feature film (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) in 1937. They have been delighting audiences for over 70 years! 

As the years have passed, the way Disney artists have animated their beloved characters has changed. Modern Disney films are animated digitally, some with realistic CGI. No matter how stunning the animations, though, Disney films still aren’t supposed to look real

But what if they did? One talented artist by the name of Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen has re-imagined some of Disney’s most famous female lead characters… and the result was stunning.

From: Alice in Wonderland

From: The Little Mermaid

From: Sleeping Beauty

From: Beauty and the Beast

From: Cinderella

From: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

From: Tarzan

From: Aladdin

From: Pocahontas

From: Tangled

From: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

From: Peter Pan

From: The Princess and the Frog

From: The Little Mermaid

From: Peter Pan

These female leads look amazing in this realistic drawings (although I’ll always have a soft spot for the classic animations). Share these incredible updated characters with others by clicking on the button below!

Source: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen

Read more: http://viralnova.com/realistic-princesses/

Oof: Nicki Minaj accuses Steven Tyler of racism

http://twitter.com/#!/NICKIMINAJ/status/273181717303529474

Former “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler evidently doesn’t have much confidence in new judge Nicki Minaj’s ability to spot talent, telling MTV News that she would vote off Bob Dylan if he were a show contestant. Not terribly chivalrous of him, but was it racist? Minaj thought so, and she took to Twitter to smack him around:

I understand you really wanted to keep your job but take that up with the producers. I haven’t done anything to you. That’s a racist comment

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) November 26, 2012

You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go fuck yourself and worry about yourself babe.

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) November 26, 2012

RT @enidclaire_tm: @nickiminaj They want you to respect them for what they DID, yet they can’t respect what you’re DOING now. #hypocrisy

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) November 26, 2012

RT @teamminajbxtch: More than anything, it’s annoying that she’s never done wrong to ANY of these people. Why can’t she be left alone??

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) November 26, 2012

RT @hovthebvrb: @nickiminaj They’re mad that the little black girl from Queens is making a BRAND & taking their jobs…

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) November 26, 2012

RT @dawnyellaaa: Nobody ever says anything when people make these comments about her & come at her but let Nicki defend herself and…

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) November 26, 2012

LOL lets make him a shirt that says “No Coloreds Allowed” then escort him down 2 Barbara Walters so he can tell how he was threatened w/guns

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) November 26, 2012

Yikes.

When Steven 1st went on Idol he was ridiculed by his peers & fans alike. Called a sell out. So what does he do? Ridicule thenext judge.

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) November 26, 2012

Perhaps Tyler could have kept his criticism to himself, but Minaj should probably put the race card away and focus on the task at hand. Future Bob Dylans are depending on her.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/26/oof-nicki-minaj-accuses-steven-tyler-of-racism/

Jermaine Jones kicked off American Idol for hiding ‘multiple crimes’

http://twitter.com/#!/PAPARAZZINC/status/179772151069552640

'American Idol' Will Kick Contestant Off Show For Concealing Crimes http://t.co/88AIzB8c

— TMZ (@TMZ) March 14, 2012

From TMZ:

Sources connected with the show tell us … the contestant — one of the final 12 — was charged with 2 crimes in 2011, one involving violence.  We’re told in both cases the contestant gave a fake name to cops when arrested.

In addition, we’re told the contestant has outstanding warrants — again, the singer concealed it from producers.

Update: The contestant in question is “Gentle Giant” Jermaine Jones:

BYEBYE Jermaine Jones, just Kicked out of the top 12 of #AmericanIdol. Here are the details… http://t.co/axKMHFIW

— Lauren Aiken Morris (@LaurenAMorris) March 14, 2012

Jones reportedly tweeted that he is off the show: “Awww I will no longer b on the show.”

Jones subsequently deleted the tweet, but several blogs got screencaps and many  Twitter users retweeted it before it was removed:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/13/american-idol-contestant-to-be-kicked-off-for-concealing-crimes/

Take Your Selfies And Shove ‘Em. Because These 17 Animals Just Totally Nailed It. LOL!

Taking “selfies” (a.k.a., photographs you take of yourself) is a popular trend among children and adults alike. Some are annoyed by it, but most people think of it as a socially acceptable type of picture to post. However, we’re going to see some serious selfie competition on Instagram and Facebook soon… That’s because animals just learned how to take selfies. (What’s next, balancing checkbooks and giving movies terrible reviews on IMDb?) Maybe they didn’t mean to take these pictures, but the resulting photographs are still awesome.

1.) Dog selfies are silly.

2.) Squirrel selfies are cute.

3.) Kangaroo selfies are laaaaaid baaaack.

4.) Gorilla selfies? Inquisitive.

5.) Bird selfies are always a little blurry.

6.) Giraffe selfies always show tongue.

7.) You’ll never forget this elephant selfie.

8.) Slow down and appreciate this sloth selfie.

9.) Deer selfies are WILD.

10.) Monkeys don’t monkey around with their selfies.

11.) Bearded dragon selfies are sharp.

12.) Lemurs take sad selfies.

13.) This pig was hungry for some fame.

14.) Rabbit selfies make you hope with laughter.

15.) The parrot selfie is so fly.

16.) Polar bear selfies are cool as ice.

17.) But no one beats the cat selfie.

(H/T BuzzFeed) So, don’t just leave your phone lying around. If your cat grabs it, you might just end up with a cat selfie (or a “catsie”) posted to Instagram. You’ve been warned!

Read more: http://viralnova.com/animal-selfies/

Once You Realize These Gaping Plot Holes, These Films Will Be Ruined Forever.

There’s a thing called “suspension of disbelief” that’s integral to consuming fiction. It means that you know something is improbable, but because it works in the confines of the story, you’re okay with it. So long as everything lines up in the universe of the film, we’re good to go. 

But sometimes, things don’t line up. This is known as a plot inconsistency or, more casually, a gaping plot hole. Sometimes these are done unintentionally, as in, someone forgot the details of the world they were creating and made a misstep without even noticing it. Sometimes it’s done with full knowledge that it makes no sense, but the hope is that the audience will be too bamboozled by the special effects/attractive stars/diehard fandom to notice or care.

No, this is totally everyone’s favorite guy at the party. Honest.

Here are some of the best movie plot holes that blow your favorite (or maybe not-so-favorite) movies to smithereens. Have fun destroying peoples’ childhood memories at your next social gathering!

1.) Plot twist: both parties silently seethe at each other for careless spending. It ends in divorce. MERRY CHRISTMAS.

2.) It’s his Space Ranger training, you guys. You’d freeze if a giant walked in, too.

3.) But it looked so cool the judges were like, “Well, just this once…”

4.) Cops in movies are notoriously skeptical of any and all crimes reported. Wait, that actually happens.

5.) Someone get that weatherman a Pulitzer like NOW.

6.) We won’t even get into the part where Bruce Willis lights a fire in the vacuum of space. Bruce Willis > science.

7.) Truly thoughtful.

8.) Yeah, but his aliens sounded so silly.

9.) Well, they didn’t say that he came back immediately after the fight. He wanted to stick around and go on a vodka-tasting tour. Besides, everyone knows that time moves differently under communism.

10.) NYC evidently saw an influx of transplants between the Stay Puft Incident and the sequel.

11.) Let’s just gloss over the fact that no one noticed that this Maria was actually a white chick.

12.) Don’t worry. This is insignificant compared to the light-swallowing plot holes that are Episodes I, II and III.

13.) They were pen pals?

14.) If you needed another reason to quit smoking…

Okay, so maybe these movies aren’t completely ruined, but I’ll never see them the same way again.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/danger-plot-holes-ahead/

23 Emotional Stages Of Getting A Drastic Haircut

Pixie cut envy has its price.

1. You’re getting bored with the same old hair every day.

2. You know what would be different and exciting? SHORT HAIR.

3. The decision process can be long.

So. Many. Options.

4. You ask your friends and family if you should get a haircut so many times that they just get bored.

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5. You get the impulse to just cut it yourself.

Waiting is for suckers.

6. But you finally decide to book an appointment.

Because cutting your own hair can be disastrous.

7. You try to back out at the last minute.

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NO I CHANGED MY MIND I’M KEEPING MY HAIR.

8. But it’s too late.

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The hairdresser has seen you.

9. Before you know it, the ponytail of hair is severed.

Warrior princess style.

10. And there is no turning back.

11. You look down to see all the hair lying on the salon floor.

“So I must be bald now, right?”

12. And of course you brought that one friend with you who is even more nervous than you are.

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Their panic just adds to yours.

13. When you finally swivel around to take a peek in the mirror:

“WHAT HAVE I DONE.”

14. But when you take a second look….

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It’s actually quite cute!

15. You proudly show all your friends.

And update your prof pics, NATCH.

16. All of a sudden you CAN’T STOP TOUCHING YOUR HAIR.

It’s just so different.

17. Then you shower for the first time afterwards….

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And PANIC when you don’t feel hair where you used to.

18. It’s a roller coaster of hair-motions.

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19. Weeping one moment…

20. Smug as anything the next.

21. Filled with rage when someone says, “Oh…I liked your hair long.”

22. Sometime’s you’re even indifferent.

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It grows back eventually.

23. But one morning you get up, and you wouldn’t change your hair for the world.

Eh, you can always grow it into a lob like everybody else.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/maitlandquitmeyer/short-hair-do-care?b=1&loreal_feed=1&loreal_username=beauty

Space-bound Leonardo DiCaprio thanks Obama for ‘cutting carbon pollution’

http://twitter.com/#!/MadG0d/status/473531908698415104

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been known to charter private jets, is thrilled that President Obama has issued new rules to the EPA to curb carbon emissions:

http://twitter.com/#!/LeoDiCaprio/status/473542182742155265

DiCaprio is scheduled to be on board one of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceships soon. No doubt the engines that will propel DiCaprio and his high paying guest into suborbital flight are solar-powered.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/02/space-bound-leonardo-dicaprio-thanks-obama-for-committing-to-cutting-carbon-pollution/

22 Things You Should Know About “Switched At Birth” Star Vanessa Marano

Does she ship #Bemmet? How long did it take her to learn ASL? Vanessa spills all.

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Vanessa Marano stars as Bay Kennish on ABC Family’s hit show Switched at Birth — the brave teen drama that highlights the real life issues families face every day. In between obsessively watching every single Switched episode, we had Vanessa stop by BuzzFeed NY to chat about the incredible series — from her difficulties learning sign language to her closest friend on set. Here’s what happened.

1. Do you think Bemmet (Bay + Emmet) are OTP?

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Vanessa Marano: I mean, that’s kind of a rough question after this season. Everybody’s gonna have to tune in! I mean I’m partial to “EBay” personally, so I’m boycotting the Bemmet thing ‘cause that’s what I feel their couple name should be.

2. Where do you see Bay’s character in 10 years?

VM: I feel like she is probably hopefully going to be being paid to do artwork instead of conducting illegal activity, but you never know with that girl.

3. If you were Bay, would you have taken the fall for Daphne like she did?

VM: I think it was an idiotic move to take the fall for Daphne, but if it had been my little sister, I probably would’ve done the same thing (laughs).

4. How hard was it for you to learn ASL for the show?

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VM: It was really hard for me to learn ASL. I did not do it fast. Everyone has been really nice, like everyone’s super complimentary, like, “Oh my god, you picked it up so fast, you’re doing so well.” And I know they’re just like babying me to make me feel better (laughs).

How long did it take?

VM: Um, I would argue that I’m still not fluent in ASL (laughs). I’m definitely better than where I was! I still can’t fingerspell to save my life. I have a rule that I won’t fingerspell something more than four letters. Jack, our ASL master, like, hates me for it. Because I can’t spell in real life, so doing it with my fingers doesn’t make it any easier.

5. What is it like to be part of a groundbreaking show for the Deaf community, and what kind of response have you received from them?

VM: It’s super cool to be part of a show that’s resonated with so many people. It’s the first thing I’ve done that’s actually spoken to a community in the way that Switched at Birth has, so it’s really awesome. It makes me feel good. Like, I don’t just go to work every day and feel guilty for loving my job and having fun when people have real jobs out there.

6. What have you learned about the Deaf community that you didn’t know before being on the show?

VM: I’ve learned so much about the Deaf community! I knew nothing about the Deaf community before Switched at Birth. As far as, like, the cochlear implant debate, I knew nothing about that and how controversial it was. I didn’t know that you refer to interpreters as interpreters rather than translators. I learned so much about the Deaf community — and how dirty sign language can be! Like, that’s another thing. It’s like the filthiest language in the entire world. Thank you, Marlee Matlin!

7. What did you think of the Bay/Tank rape storyline, and the importance of framing it as a rape?

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VM: When I heard about the Bay/Tank storyline I was very skeptical. I was like, this is probably not gonna go over well. But I think it stirred up a lot of conversation, both positive and negative. And that’s what’s been so interesting about it is everybody has a different opinion on it, everybody has a different perspective. And there really isn’t one clear point of view. Which is interesting, because a lot of television shows don’t get to do that.

8. Who are you closest to on set?

VM: That’s a really hard question, because we’re all just disgustingly close with one another. But probably Katie, my Switched-er. Love that girl. We all hang out all the time. It’s really, it’s frightening.

9. Will we ever get to see Bay at college?

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VM: That’s a great question! Awefwojfihier. That is my answer.

10. What’s your favorite pizza topping?

VM: I’m so boring. I just like cheese pizza. Because I’m 5.

11. What’s the last book that you read?

VM: I just started Drinking and Dating by Brandi Glanville. Because I LOVE The Real Housewives. It’s a gem so far.

12. Do you have a favorite word?

VM: That I use most often? Well, I probably say “like” most often because I’m from the Valley. But that’s annoying and doesn’t sound educated, so, vicissitude!

13. Do you have any cool or crazy fan stories?

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VM: Constance and I went to go support Lea on Dancing With the Stars — unfortunately that was the same day she got voted off, so it was terrible. But Constance was trying to be proactive and was like, “I have this chair that I need to return to Baby Pottery Barn, so let’s just go over to The Grove, which is right next door to DWTS, and return this chair.” And it turned into this whole thing, there was, like, a label issue. And we were just like, whatever, we’ll just get [our parking] validated. We couldn’t get validated at Pottery Barn. No worries, we went to the Veggie Grill to go eat! We couldn’t get validated at the Veggie Grill. We couldn’t get validated anywhere! We went into the Barnes & Noble and they were like, “Nope, you’re going to have to buy a book to get validated.” We were like, this is ridiculous. We’re just not gonna get our parking validated. We ran into two girls who were huge fans of the show, and they were like, “Can we get a picture with you?” And they had a bag from The Cheesecake Factory! So we were like, “Yes, we will take a picture with you, but can we walk back into The Cheesecake Factory with you and say that we were dining with you and we forgot to get our parking validated?” And they let us do that! And then we took a picture with them. Because we’re sad, sad people.

14. Who was the last person who texted you?

VM: My publicist on the way over here. Before that it was my friend who is a boom operator who is working on a new show in Atlanta and was complaining about the weather, and before that it was my mother.

15. Who is your favorite Disney Princess?

VM: Belle, because she thought that she could change a man. And did, actually! It’s a terrible message because it’s not something that you can actually do. But whatever, fairy tale. She made it happen!

16. Who do you think is your doppelgänger?

VM: Well, my sister for one thing. The amount of times people have come up to me and been like, “I love Austin & Ally!” and I’ve been like, I do, too? I also get, like, “I love you on Pretty Little Liars!” and I’m not sure which one they’re talking about. I would assume Lucy Hale — I don’t personally think we look alike; she has blue eyes. But that’s the only one. And I’m like, do they like me on Switched at Birth but they think it’s called Pretty Little Liars?

17. What’s the best thing you’ve ever gotten to keep from set?

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VM: On Switched, Katie and I both took squirrels. Because Kathryn Kennish has like a weird squirrel thing, and so there’s all these squirrels all over set, and there were these two squirrels that we wanted to keep (laughs) so we took two ceramic squirrels. It’s not weird.

18. Do you have a hidden talent?

VM: Um, we make these jokes at Switched at Birth all the time because they discovered that I literally can’t do ANYTHING. Like, they write in things and I can’t do it. Things like, I don’t know, anything athletic. Can’t do that. They wrote in me riding a bicycle, which I thought I could do, I was under the impression I could do, and then I ran into our boom operator. They literally are just like, “Why can’t you do anything?” And I’m like, ‘cause I’m a child actor and I can only walk and talk and hit a mark, sooo, sadly, that is probably my only talent (laughs).

19. What’s your favorite reality show?

VM: I mean, how can you pick between any of the Housewives franchises? But with that being said, Vanderpump Rules is a gem that I feel everyone should be watching. Ugh, it’s so good!

20. Who’s your favorite Housewife?

It’s a toss-up probably between Bethenny Frankel and Lisa Vanderpump.

21. Do you have a celebrity crush?

VM: I mean, from his deep blue, perfect eyes, Matt Bomer. And from his hilarity, Jon Stewart.

22. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

VM: People who you’ve met before who reintroduce themselves. Ugh, that one gets me. And I am not nice about it. I’m totally the person who’s like, “No, I know, we’ve met before.” And my sister always kicks me like, “Stop, why do you have to do that? Just, like, do the thing.” And I’m like, “No, because we’ve met before! And they know it.”

Tune in to Switched at Birth on ABC Family every Tuesday at 9 ET.

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