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Emma Stone says becoming Cruella de Vil was ‘difficult’ due to Disney’s smoking ban in its films



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Emma Stone in “Cruella.” Disney

  • Disney movies are banned from having characters smoke.

  • That meant Emma Stone’s characters in “Cruella” could not have her iconic long cigarettes.

  • “It was difficult to not have that cigarette holder,” Stone told The New York Times.

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When you watch Disney’s latest film “Cruella,” you might notice that Emma Stone’s version of Cruella de Vil will be missing one iconic piece from the “101 Dalmations” villain’s ensemble. She doesn’t have a long cigarette attached to a fancy holder.

“That is not allowed in 2021,” Stone told The New York Times. “We are not allowed to smoke onscreen in a Disney film.”

The Oscar-winner admitted it was a bummer to not go full de Vil in her onscreen portrayal.

“It was difficult to not have that cigarette holder,” she said. “I was so excited to have that green plume of smoke in there, but it was not possible.”

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Cruella de Vil in “101 Dalmations.” Disney

Stone wasn’t joking about not being allowed to smoke in a Disney movie. Since 2007, Disney banned onscreen smoking from any of its productions. Then in 2015, the ban was extended to Disney-owned companies such as Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm.

Disney is not the only studio with the ban. Over the years more studios have gradually set smoking bans for their projects, including Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, and Sony. Most recently in 2019, Netflix said it would ban smoking from its programming that’s rated TV-14 and below.

Disney’s latest version of “Cruella” is a prequel story, introducing the villain as Estella before she became a puppy-hunting fashionista.

In a review, Insider’s Kirsten Acuna said the film “is at least half an hour too long with a twist that’s a bit predictable. Still, it’s a movie you can’t stop watching because you want to see Stone make her big entrance as the Queen of Mean as teased in trailer after trailer.”

The film opens in theaters on Friday and is available on Disney Plus for $29.99.

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Brighton transfer rumours: Manchester United take interest in Brighton star, Barcelona plot shock Albion raid



Lamptey, 21, was electric on on Saturday and created five chances in the first half alone. Had Albion’s striker been as sharp as Lamptey’s approach play, Graham Potter’ s team wuld have romped to victory.

It was Lamptey’s third Premier League start having spent almost a year on the sidelines following a serious hamstring injury.

Potter has tweaked his position since his return to the team and the more advanced role seems to suit his style.

“If he’s playing at right-back obviously he has to mark his winger and then he has to still do what he did (from an attacking perspective) on Saturday,” said Potter.

“It’s double the effort really.

“It’s whether we can save him a bit of that and play him a bit higher, but it gives us options to do one of three things: he can play as a wing-back, as a full-back or he can play as an orthodox wide player.

“I thought the team helped him, we created some good opportunities, some good spaces.”

Potter – who was fuming after the Leeds match as Albion fans booed the display at the Amex – is convinced Brighton’s lengthy wait for a Premier League victory will swiftly end if his players can replicate their display during Saturday’s frustrating stalemate with Leeds.

Albion’s winless run stretched to eight top-flight games after they squandered a host of chances against Marcelo Bielsa’s men at the Amex Stadium.

The Seagulls head has now seen his side register six draws and two defeats since a 2-1 win over Leicester more than two months ago.

Asked about dropping points, he said: “That’s just the way it is. We weren’t good enough to get the three points, or we didn’t get the three points, whatever it is.

“The thing with the Premier League is you have to keep trying to pick up points.

“We want to try and win of course, we always try to win, but for different reasons we’re caught short.

“The challenge is for us to maintain that performance level.

“If we maintain that performance level, we’ll get the wins, I’m 100 per cent confident of that.”

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Evil Genius 2 Release Date And Time For PS4, PS5, Xbox



The real-time strategy and simulation game Evil Genius 2: World Domination is soon going to be available on consoles like PS4, PS5, and Xbox. So if you are looking for Evil Genius 2 release time, you have landed in the right place!

This game is a sequel to the 2004 Evil Genius game and is being developed by Rebellion Developments. It is a satirical spy-fi lair builder, where players can take control of an Evil Genius and set their plans for world domination in motion.

This game makes you feel good by letting you unleash your evil plans against the Forces of Justice. Here you can build your own unique evil lair, run a cover operation, train a band of criminal minions, defend your Lair from the Forces of Justice, and dominate the world with a Doomsday Device!

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Evil Genius 2: World Domination

Here is the release date and time for Evil Genius 2:

Release Date

You will be able to access Evil Genius 2: World Domination on PS4 and PS5, as well as, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S soon, as it is releasing on November 30, 2021.

Release Time

Here’s the Evil Genius 2 release time schedule for PS4 and PS4. The timings may vary for different regions so please check accordingly:

  • Pacific Time: 4:00 PM PT
  • British Time: 1:00 AM BST
  • European Time: 2:00 AM CEST

Evil Genius 2 Price

According to the official page, there are two versions of the game:

  • Standard Physical/Digital – $39.99
  • Deluxe Digital – $59.99

Those who preorder the game before November 30, 2021, will be eligible for claiming 3 unique loot items:

  • Fountain of Youth: Have your minions drink from this mythical body of water to give them a stat boost.
  • Trojan Horse: Place this legendary piece of woodwork in your Lair to unlock unique Schemes to complete across the world.
  • Aurora Borealis: Localized entirely in your lair, this beautiful distraction sits in your Cover Operation, with Agents and Tourists alike dazzled by the pretty lights.

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