Austin Butler Cast As Elvis In Baz Luhrmann’s Upcoming Biopic

Bella Breakdown Big casting news happened on Monday when it was announced that director Baz Luhrmann had finally found his Elvis. After testing Harry Styles, Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort for the role it was Austin Butler who ultimately nabbed the star-making role. Butler will star opposite Tom Hanks who will play Presley’s manager Colonel Tom Parker. The film will follow their complex relationship as Presley becomes a from rags to riches success story. The film is scheduled to begin shooting early next year in Queensland, Australia with Warner Bros Pictures taking the reigns of distribution. The film will...

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Scarlett Johansson Backtracks On Diversity Comments

Bella Breakdown It didn’t take long for Scarlett Johansson to backtrack from her controversial comments on Sunday night. The Marvel actress caused a social media firestorm over the weekend when she defended her habit of accepting offers to play minority characters “You know, as an actor, I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal because that is my job and the requirements of my job,” Johansson told As If magazine. The quote quickly made its rounds on social media and ignited a very vocal backlash and forcing the actress to clarify her statement....

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Taylor Swift Is Now The World’s Highest Paid Celebrity

Bella Breakdown She may not have been able to purchase her catalog of music from her former label Big Red Machine, but Taylor Swift is now the highest-paid celebrity. Forbes revealed the news earlier this week with the pop singer topping the list after pulling in $185 million over the past year. Her new income is a 131% increase since last year after earning only $80 million in 2018. This isn’t Swift’s first time on the list. This singer made an appearing in 2016 when she earned $170 million thanks to her record-breaking The 1989 World Tour. The singer...

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Halle Bailey Cast As Ariel In Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”

Bella Breakdown Disney made a huge announcement about its live-action remake of The Little Mermaid this week. After an extensive search, Halle Bailey, one half of the singing duo Chloe x Halle, was announced for the lead role of Ariel. The news of Beyonce’s protege nabbing the role came with immediate shock and glee, but director Rob Marshall quickly made it clear that Bailey’s talent made her clear front runner for the iconic role. “After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious...

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Canadian Uber Drivers Are Unionizing

Bella Breakdown Tired of the treatment, some Uber drivers have decided to unionize. Drivers for the tech company’s Toronto base announced their plans to work with the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, or UFCWC, for three reasons. To implement a standard, $15 per hour minimum wage; basic worker benefits such as sick days, vacation days, and breaks; an end to the Uber app’s user-based rating system. A spokesperson told the Pacific Standard. Since the very beginning, Uber drivers have been considered independent contractors. Which creates a bigger issue because independent contractors are not allowed to unionize. Officials at...

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Fans Get The First Look At The New ‘Charlie’s Angels’

Bella Breakdown The new generation of Charlie’s Angels has finally arrived in the form of the film’s first trailer. Released earlier this week, the trio features Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, who will also appear in the film, the angel’s trailer gave fans a look into what the new female-spy film will like while also paying homage to McG’s take on the spy classic that featured Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu. The trailer opens with Stewart, who will be playing Angel Sabina, seducing one of the film’s bad guys who of...

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Gen Z Is Obsessed With Fame And Fortune

Bella Breakdown Baby Boomers and Generation X have a lot to say about Millennials. Plenty of it being negative, but Generation Z may more of a lost cause then people have realized. Though the younger group have been outspoken on certain issues and the new study revealed that they are more concerned with fame than any other generation. According to research done by Morning Consult, Gen Z considers fame and fortune more important to their lives than millennials. The research’s result comes from a survey of more than 3,000 adults, including more than 1,000 adults 18-21 (Gen Z). Seven...

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“Friends” Fans Hated This One Character So Much

Bella Breakdown There’s no denying that Friends is one of the most beloved TV shows of all time. However, while there are many great characters and episodes to love there is one character fans hated so much they booed them during filming. While appearing on Today Lauren Tom, who played Ross Gellar’s girlfriend Julie during the second season, revealed that she did not receive a warm welcome during the series’ filming. “I wasn’t prepared for the amount of venom I was about to receive in a live audience where they actually booed my character,” she said. “And, of course,...

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