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Emma Stone Says Disney’s Smoking Ban Made Playing Cruella ‘Difficult’

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  • 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.”

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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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Halo Infinite PS4 and Switch Release Date: Will it come to Sony and Nintendo consoles?

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Fans are holding out hope that Halo Infinite will come to the PS4 or Switch. If this came to fruition, the release date would, of course, be after the game launches on PC and Xbox, but is there any chance of that happening? We’ll take a look at what the chances are for Halo Infinite to release on a PlayStation or Nintendo console.

Will Halo Infinite get a PS4 release date?

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The chances of Halo Infinite releasing on PS4 or PS5 are only infinitesimally larger than zero. Halo’s developer, 343 Industries, is a first-party Microsoft development studio, and it’s one of Xbox’s most valuable properties. Given that Microsoft sees Sony as its direct rival, porting Halo Infinite to PS4 or PS5 would be an incredibly poor business decision.

Halo will never come to any platform other than PC and Xbox as long as Microsoft owns 343 Industries. Even if 343 Industries ever split off to form an independent studio as Bungie did, Microsoft would still retain the Halo IP.

Will Halo come to Nintendo Switch?

The likelihood of Halo Infinite getting a Nintendo Switch release date is about as poor as it coming to PlayStation. However, even though it might not get a direct port, there is a chance that users could eventually play it on Switch. In fact, hacked Switches can already do so.

Since the Switch OS is Android-based, the Xbox Cloud Gaming (formerly Project xCloud) app works just fine. Users have reported that after installing a custom version of Android on a hacked Switch, they could install the app and play with no issues. Microsoft would almost certainly release an official Xbox Cloud Gaming app for Switch, given a chance. However, Nintendo has been reticent to release any apps for the console, and it’s still missing several that even the 3DS and Wii U had.

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After Lithuanian woman, 2 more Europeans test Covid-19 positive in Vrindavan | Latest News India

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Three Europeans have tested positive for Covid-19 in the pilgrim town of Vrindavan since Friday, a health official said on Sunday.

A woman from Lithuania was the first to be found infected with Covid-19. Two nationals from Spain and Switzerland have also tested positive on Sunday.

All three had arrived in India on or near about November 15 and were at the same Vrindavan Ashram, which has now been declared a containment zone. Their samples are being sent to Lucknow for genome sequencing, the official said, adding that samples of 44 others who were in contact with them at the Ashram are being tested.

“Earlier, a woman from the Republic of Lithuania, aged about 30 years, had tested positive for Covid-19. She arrived in India on November 15 and was staying at Girdhar Dham, Sheetal Chayya Mandir in Vrindavan. She tested positive on Friday. Samples of those coming in her contact, mainly foreigners, at the ashram were subjected to testing,” said Dr Bhoodev, the deputy chief medical officer (deputy CMO) at Mathura. Vrindavan is in Mathura district of western Uttar Pradesh.

“A woman from Spain, aged 47 years, and a man from Switzerland, aged 44 years, also tested positive at the same ashram. They were also in India since the last fortnight,” the deputy CMO said.

“On Sunday, it was revealed that the man from Switzerland, who tested positive for Covid-19, has already moved away from the ashram and is being traced,” he stated.

Vrindavan, about 150 kilometres from Delhi, is among the favourite destinations of Krishna devotees from abroad as it is dotted with a series of Krishna temples and ashrams. The health department has made arrangements for sample testing of these devotees arriving from overseas.

On November 20, a footwear manufacturer from Agra tested positive after returning from Poland. But 50 others at his shoe factory tested negative. The samples of the footwear manufacturer have been sent to Lucknow for genome sequencing and the reports are awaited, said Agra chief medical officer Dr AK Srivastava.

The first Covid-19 positive case in Uttar Pradesh had been reported from Agra on March 2, 2020. That patient had returned from Italy.

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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Nintendo Switch Release Date Revealed – Collider.com

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