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{Guest Post} By Nick Shea

5 Reasons Why Belle is the Best Disney Princess

Beauty and the Beast is a masterpiece, and Belle is my favorite Disney Princess. Allow me to explain why I’d let her tame my beast any day of the week.

1. She’s not a princess.

Belle lives with her father on the outskirts of a poor, quiet, provincial town in France. The house is quirky and jumbled. We wonder if Maurice (Belle’s inventor father) built it himself, considering the various contraptions and inventions that proliferate on the property. They live aloof, away from the rest of the townspeople, and Belle is without a mother figure. It’s unclear what happened to Belle’s mother; her lack of presence is entirely unaddressed in the film. No matter how beautiful Belle is, the film makes it clear that she is merely a peasant girl with her head in the clouds.

Hot damn!

The only other Disney Princesses that weren’t born from wealthy families are Mulan and Tiana. However, Tiana’s film is called The Princess and the Frog, so that…uh…complicates things a bit. I think we should just stick with Mulan and Belle as the only two young women not actually born from aristocratic families or deemed princesses. But Mulan comes from some semblance of prestige; her father is a respected military hero. Belle doesn’t even have that!

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Fashion

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- Karl Lagerfeld’s capsule collection will debut tomorrow on Net-A-Porter. [Source]

Music

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- Katy Perry has launched a line of false eyelashes. [Source]

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- 2012 exhibits at the EMP will include AC/DC and Jimi Hendrix. [Source]

Television

- Jimmy Fallon is caught in a strange lawsuit involving female domination on his set. [Source]

- Summer Glau will join the cast of Grey’s Anatomy. [Source]

- ABC has ordered a pilot to reboot Beauty and the Beast. [Source]

Seattle

- 2011 Sound Off! winners Tomten has just been signed to Flat Field Records. [Source]

- Everyone can breathe easy now – Everyday Music will be moving across the street in March where the Diamond Parking Service Garage currently lives. [Source]

- Sea-Tac Airport is partnering with PlayNetwork and the Seattle Music Commission to bring travelers in-terminal music. [Source]

Others

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- Demi Moore has also been rushed to the hospital earlier today for substance abuse. [Source]

- Paula Deen’s publicist has quit! [Source]

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- Vimeo is on the verge of relaunching their new website and some pretty snazzy features. [Source]

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- Capitol Hill’s favorite pizza place Big Mario’s will launch their delivery service beginning Monday. [Source]

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