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  • Bill Condon reveals he wanted Beyoncé for 'Beauty and the Beast,' plus his inside secrets of 'Dreamgirls'

    Interview with 'Dreamgirls' director Bill Condon on Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, and changes for the director's cut Blu-Ray

  • 'Beauty and the Beast': Watch Emma Watson's Deleted Scene (Exclusive)

    Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, a two-hour-plus spectacle stuffed with a dozen songs, hundreds of characters, and new scenes that fleshed out some plot holes from the animated original, left several bits on the cutting-room floor. Now, Yahoo Movies has your exclusive first look at one of those deleted scenes featuring Emma Watson‘s heroine (watch it above). Director Bill Condon had conceived this scene to come early in the film, as Belle makes her way around her “provincial town” and interacts with its denizens.

  • 'Beauty and the Beast' Has an Unintentional 'Dumb and Dumber' Homage

    'Beauty and the Beast' director Bill Condon says it was coincidental, but he enjoys it nonetheless.

  • 'Beauty and the Beast' Sets New Record for Advance Ticket Sales

    Disney's live-action remake of the classic animated film has become Fandango's No. 1 family film of all time in terms of presales, topping 'Finding Dory'

  • 'Beauty and the Beast' Review: Beautiful at Times, But Still Second-Beast

    A Rococo confection featuring fiendishly intricate production values, a bravura, coloratura-rich musical score, and whizz-pop state-of-the-art effects, Disney’s latest iteration of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast is more than just eye candy. It’s a Michelin-triple-starred master class in patisserie skills that transforms the cinematic equivalent of a sugar rush into a kind of crystal meth-like narcotic high that lasts about two hours. Paradoxically, despite all the palpable budget spend on fancy computer effects, it’s the cheaper, old-school, real-world bits — like the big ensemble dance sequences or the moments when the actors interact directly with each other rather than with green-screen illusions — that pack the biggest wallops.