Rick Springfield thinks the late Walt Disney is rolling over in his grave because of some rumored changes his company is making with 'Star Wars' merchandise.
Rick is a huge 'Star Wars' fan -- he even owns a VERY rare collectible called Head Man -- so we asked him about Disney allegedly killing all future sales of the Princess Leia 'slave' costume from 'Return of the Jedi.'
Rick's pretty passionate in his belief that someone at Disney's trying to make 'Star Wars' too G-rated, and Walt would NOT be down with that. As for the Mouse's handling of the 'Force Awakens' ... Springfield weighs in on that too.
Scarlett Johanssontook a ride at Disney World Thursday, and the park took extraordinary steps to keep it under wraps.
Scarlett and hubby Romain Dauriac had a great time on the Tower of Terror ride, along with some common folks. The folks at Disney routinely take pics of the riders, who then view them afterward for purchase.
One of the families on ScarJo's ride were crestfallen when they were told the pics didn't exist. They smelled a rat, or a foul mouse, and complained to management.
The family -- who asked to not be named or shown in the photo -- tells us they got the royal runaround and finally, after speaking with nearly a half dozen employees, someone from the park sent them an email with the photo.
We don't know if Scarlett wanted the pic 86'd or if Disney World took the initiative. One thing we know, Disney doesn't automatically scrap celeb photos. We've seen pics of other stars, like Ice Cube, on the rides.
Kanye Westisn’t the biggest "Frozen" fan in the world and the ice princess onstage at Disneyland gave him a cold stare for it.
Kanye must have been exhausted from walking around the park for North West’s birthday -- 'cause he caught some major ZZZZZs during the "Frozen" sing-along show. The problem for Daddy West is he's pretty high profile.
A Disney employee noticed him, umm ... resting his eyes, and later said on FB and Twitter ... “when you perform for the Kardashian family for North’s birthday…and Kanye sleeps through the whole show.”
Our park sources tell us the employee was the woman who played Elsa. We're also told Kanye passed out for the entire performance, which is only 25 minutes. So, kinda perfect time for a nap.
Bottom line here ... Kanye's just like most other dads.
Mariah Carey had a relaxing visit to Disneyland on Tuesday ... her staff, not so much.
The "Infinity" singer employed two nannies, four bodyguards (one of whom was tasked with holding her Louis Vuitton bag), three Disneyland VIP tour guides and a woman who served as her umbrella holder while she strolled around the park with her two kids.
Somewhere Nick Cannon is looking at these photos and laughing to himself.
Christina Aguilera made another trip to Disneyland Saturday with a pic of Mickey emblazoned on her chest ... the same mouse she called an "a**hole" just months earlier.
The famous singer strolled around with her fiance Matt Rutler and her son Max.
You may recall, the judge of "The Voice" got into it with Mr. Mouse last December, when she wanted a pic with the rodent who was on his break. As we reported things got heated and that's when she dropped the "a-hole" characterization of the famous character.
This time all was peaceful ... Christina was escorted by Disneyland staff. No animals were harmed.
The star of Disney's "Lab Rats" ... Billy Unger got fleeced by his own dad/manager, who used the cash to impress a chick ... according to a lawsuit filed by Billy.
In the docs ... Billy says his popager William Unger mishandled nearly $400K of his earnings last year. He also says his dad was gouging him for a 33.3% commission ... when the industry standard is between 10% and 20%.
Billy says his dad even siphoned away $120K to whisk away his GF on lavish vacations, and bankroll her living expenses. And it gets worse -- in the suit, Billy says his dad "despicably" took out a $1 million life insurance policy on him and made himself the sole beneficiary.
Billy's asking a judge to order his dad to repay the missing money, plus damages.
For his part ... William Unger claims his son's accusations are "false and frivolous" -- and he blames the lawsuit on a "manipulative negative force in [Billy's] life whose sole focus is to administer pain." He added, "I love Billy with all my heart" ... and he wants to rebuild their relationship.
Disneyland fanatics, hold onto your Mickey ears ... cause some classic items from park attractions you grew up visiting are hitting the auction block.
It's all going down next month at an auction for Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, CA ... where the vintage Disney stuff will be sold to the highest bidder.
Some of the highlights:
- Animatronic skeleton from the original "Pirates of the Caribbean" ... expected to fetch $60K - $90K. - "It's a Small World" doll with a $15K starting bid. - Original Tiki Bird from the Enchanted Tiki Room ... which they believe will pull over $20K.