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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County coroner’s office says Disney actor Cameron Boyce died unexpectedly from epilepsy. An autopsy report released Tuesday states the “Descendants” star was found unresponsive at home on July 6, and later pronounced dead at the scene. Boyce’s family said previously that the 20-year-old died due to an ongoing […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland has been fired after he was arrested in Salt Lake City for allegedly attempting to have a sexual relationship with an online acquaintance he believed was 13 years old. In a statement Saturday, Disney announced that the 48-year-old Westmoreland had been dropped from the sitcom “Andi […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The Disney Channel is giving a big push to its sequel for the “Descendants” movie in July, premiering it simultaneously on five television networks and online. Disney said Tuesday that “Descendants 2” will air July 21 on ABC, the Disney Channel, Lifetime, Freeform and Disney XD, as well as on those […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Ford Riley was tasked with adding a new TV project to Disney’s treasured — and lucrative — “Lion King” screen and stage franchise, he knew he had to do right by it. Mulling the original 1994 animated movie and its 1998 home video sequel, Riley decided that creating another offspring […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patty Duke is playing twins on TV again, this time as a pair of grandmas on the Disney Channel. The 67-year-old actress will guest star on an upcoming episode of “Liv and Maddie,” which follows twin sisters played by actress Dove Cameron. Duke said her grandchildren are fans of the show, […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney says its animated children’s series “Sofia the First” will premiere Jan. 11 on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior networks. Created for kids ages 2 to 7, “Sofia the First” is about a young girl who becomes a princess and learns that honesty, loyalty and compassion are what makes a […]
Walt Disney Co. plans as early as next week to launch a mobile application to let Comcast cable TV subscribers watch the Disney Channel on the go, CEO Bob Iger told investors on Wednesday.
Disney has re-upped a two-year-old deal with Netflix to stream older shows that aired on ABC, ABC Family and the Disney Channel. And it announced what is essentially the same deal with Amazon, which will make the shows available via its Amazon Prime streaming service.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demi Lovato is leaving “Sonny With a Chance,” the Disney Channel TV series that made her a star. In an interview with People magazine, Lovato said she didn’t “think going back to ‘Sonny’ would be healthy for my recovery.” Instead, she said she wants to focus on her music career. The […]