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Georgia's governor, Nathan Deal, has until May 3 to either sign or veto a bill that proposes to allow a faith based organization to refuse property and service to anyone who "violates such faith based organization's sincerely held religious belief" according to CNET

This is a bill that supporters say defends "religious liberties" but others point out that all it really does is legalize discrimination, particularly toward gay people.  And this issue is more than just letting a bakery refuse to make a cake for a gay wedding, this "protection" reportedly extends to hiring practices as well. 

Disney and Marvel, who do a lot of business in Georgia have thrown their weight around with this statement:

Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law.

This is a pretty big deal, 'Captain America:Civil War' was made in Georgia and the latest 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is filming there now.  Big budget productions spend a lot of money and they aren't the only ones threatening to find an alternative location. According to Variety, AMC and Viacom are also not so subtly suggesting that Georgia better not sign that into law. AMC said this:

As a company, AMC Networks believes that discrimination of any kind is reprehensible,” a company spokesman said. “We applaud Governor Deal’s leadership in resisting a previous version of this divisive legislation and urge him to reject the current version as well.

And Viacom issued this statement:

Viacom is proud to champion diversity and acceptance, which are core values of our company. We have enjoyed doing business in Georgia for many years and we urge Governor Deal to continue to resist and reject the patently discriminatory laws being proposed.

So many productions potentially leaving the state could mean huge economic losses and a growing film industry would be shattered. 

This new adaptation of 'The Jungle Book' looks a lot darker than the animated version of 1967. The important question is, will it still be a musical? So far, the public has been promised some singing. It looks like the striking CGI and A-list cast of voices will just have to make up for any songs that get left out.

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These Disney Princesses are singing in the languages their stories originated in, not the actual princesses' native language. So, unfortunately, if you were hoping to see Ariel belt out a bunch of bubbles you will be disappointed.

There's also a second video covering some of the princesses the first video missed:

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Even the snobbiest film buff is liable to break down into tears at the beginning of UP but it turns out that there's a lot more to Pixar movies for a cinephile to appreciate. This short video shows, shot for shot, how many sneaky references to classic films are packed into these kids movies. Some are easier to spot than others, you probably had no idea watching Toy Story for the first time that this scene was a reference to Total Recall but an adult who's seen Total Recall may have noticed it:



On the other hand, who could have guess how many references Finding Nemo would make to Kramer vs Kramer:

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Entertainment Weekly has this new shot of Finding Dory, in which Dory visits an oceanic rehab center where she meets a beluga whale, Bailey (voiced by Ty Burrell), and a whale shark named Destiny (Kaitlin Olson). According to Burrell, these characters are in rehab because "[Bailey] isn’t great at his own sonar capability, and Destiny has trouble swimming straight." D'aww.

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Straight up, this is a bit of a buzzkill Disney.

UK alcohol awareness groups threw up a collective nope to this 'Frozen' inspired product line, with concern these bottles would encourage underage drinking.

Wouldn't that make more sense if the bottles had booze in them to begin with? These groups are grasping at straws here, and a strategic subsequent move here on the part of any alcohol distributor would be to make haste, and implement an actual 'Frozen' inspired line of champagne.

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum just broke the relationship goals ceiling. As we wait in eager anticipation for Lip Sync Battles season two to debut beginning of January, we're able to enjoy this stellar sneak peak.

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