Let’s get down to business: what did critics think of Mulan? Well, their praise for Niki Caro‘s live-action remake of the beloved 1998 animated classic is as swift as a coursing river, with many calling it one of the best Disney live-action remakes yet.
Here are the Mulan early buzz reactions.
Mulan, which stars Liu Yifei in the title role, is quite a departure from the usual Disney remake formula, with no musical sequences and not a wacky sidekick in sight. But audiences who had a chance to see an early screening of Mulan found this approach to be refreshing and were impressed by Caro’s direction and the thrilling fight choreography. And for those of you still upset that there’s no Shang, critics gushed over the steamy chemistry between Liu’s Mulan and Yoson An‘s fellow conscript Chen Honghui.
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) March 10, 2020
— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) March 10, 2020
— Mama's Geeky – Tessa Smith (@MamasGeeky) March 10, 2020
A few moveigeoers missed the nostalgic elements of Mulan and Shang, but said Caro’s visuals and the film’s action, heart and humor more than make up for it.
Oh, and the romantic chemistry gets STEAMY. Like chanting “kiss” in a silent theater steamy.#Mulan2020 #mulan pic.twitter.com/soILc7OdTm
— Alison Foreman (@alfaforeman) March 10, 2020
— The Overwhelmed Tatiana (@myrcellasear) March 10, 2020
However, a few were not as impressed by the film, praising some of its elements, like the relationship between Mulan and her father (Hua Zhou) as well as the fight scenes and production designs, but expressing disappointment over the villains and plot holes.
— Laura (@lsirikul) March 10, 2020
— Mansoor Mithaiwala (@MansoorAYM) March 10, 2020
Disney’s live-action films were starting to feel stagnant lately, with the shot-for-shot remakes only reminding us of how far superior the animated films were. But Mulan looks to break out of that crowd, with a film that pays homage to the original Chinese folk song The Ballad of Mulan rather than just the Disney remake, and Caro bringing the majestic visuals and fight choreography.
Mulan, which also stars Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Gong Li, and Jet Li in supporting roles, hits theaters on March 27, 2020.
To save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China.
Love Rihanna? Love Fenty Beauty? Make some fire TikToks and you may very well be on the fast track to living in the house that Rih built – or, well, bought at least.
The pop star and beauty mogul has taken it upon herself to purchase a home in Los Angeles for the next generation of burgeoning TikTok creators. RiRi is bringing a whole new crop of TikTok royalty to live in the house, where the idea is for everyone to collaborate on some seriously sickening new ideas by walking down the hall and meeting with each other rather than having to rely on jet-setting around the country.
Rihanna announced Fenty Beauty House, as she's referring to it, via press conference held from the home itself. The superstar, according to her speech, "just wanted to create a platform for the next wave of content creators," and that "our generation is the sickest, the illest, the most creative."
It's likely we'll be seeing plenty of new announcements held from this very home, which seems like a new base of operations for Rih herself. How much contact she'll have with those who live in the sweet new pad is anyone's guess, but just imagine that your landlord is Rihanna. Can you, even?
Among some of the housemates include creators like Savannah Palacio, Emmy Combs, and Challan Trishann. It's a seriously fantastic idea, and the collabs that could come from this team-up have us excited. Now, the only thing the Bad Gal herself needs to do is drop that new album.
Ricky Gervais spoke of his heatbreak online today following the death of his beloved cat Ollie.
The Office creator shared his pain after saying goodbye to the 16-year-old Siamese cat this morning.
The 58-year-old funnyman described the feline as the “sweetest little soul”.
Ricky shared two pictures of Ollie with his 14.2 million Twitter followers today.
Alongside the adorable snaps, he wrote: “Just had to say goodbye to the sweetest little soul I’ve ever known. RIP Ollie.”
Revealing the age of his pet he continued: “July 9th 2003 – March 10th 2020.”
The comedian’s partner Jane Fallon also tweeted the sad news on her own account.
She told her 71,300 followers: “I have awful news. My smart, funny, feisty, beautiful sidekick of the last 16 & a half years @myleftfang has passed away after a sudden down turn in her health at the weekend.”
The 59-year-old author went on to say: “My heart is broken in two.
“I have no idea what I’m going to do without her by my side. #Ollie.”
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Ollie was named after one of Ricky’s comedy heros – Oliver Hardy, of Laurel and Hardy.
She had her own Twitter handle @myleftfang with thousands of followers.
The cat was a surprise gift from Jonathan Ross on his show back in 2003.
Since sharing the post this morning, fans flocked to the comments section to share their condolences with the After Life star.
One user wrote: “Sorry for your loss fella.”
Another added: “Oh, I’m so sorry Ricky. My thoughts are with you and @JaneFallon.”
Nicole Scherzinger has left fans ogling at their computer screens after posting some sexy snap online.
The Pussycat Dolls star took to Instagram before uploading two cheeky Instagram photos.
Taken from backstage on a mystery photoshoot, Nicole, 41, looked hotter than ever as she posed up a storm.
Sporting a bright red lip, Thom Evans' girlfriend turned up the heat as she snapped away.
Gazing seductively down the lens, Nicole sent imaginations into overdrive.
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Pouring her curves into a skintight black crop top, the songstress pushed up her chest to teased her impressive cleavage.
A second shot saw Nicole sport a sly grin as she whipped her long locks in air.
Nicole captioned the shot: "Blow out before we blow this joint out."
Within minutes the starlet's post was flooded with messages of lust and adoration.
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One supporter replied: "You are beautiful."
Another added: "Beautiful mama! I love you."
"So pretty," a third praised.
Meanwhile, a fourth wrote: "Love you Queen Scherzy."
The photos come after boyfriend Thom, 34, shared sweet tribute to Nicole on International Women's Day, writing on a snap of the pair: "Thank you for inspiring me everyday," followed by a love heart emoji.
The duo met when Thom took part in X Factor: Celebrity as part of rugby boyband TryStar.
After initially trying to keep their romance under wraps, the couple have covered social media with loved up snaps.
The duo went official with their romance at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.
After noticing Nicole had the hots for Thom during the audition stage of the hit show, Simon Cowell joked she didn't need any more sports stars following her doomed romances with Lewis Hamilton and tennis ace Grigor Dimitrov.
A Florida couple stuck aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship docked in Oakland, California, is seeking legal action against vessel’s owners, claiming the company is responsible for exposing them to the coronavirus.
Ronald and Eva Weissberger, both of Broward County, Florida, filed a lawsuit on Monday in the United States District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles, seeking $1 million in damages from Princess Cruise Lines Ltd., CNN reported.
The pair, whose ages or medical conditions were not identified, allege the company exhibited gross negligence by failing to have proper screening protocols in place that minimized the risk of passengers’ exposure, Reuters reported. They say Princess Cruise Lines “chose to place profits over the safety of its passengers, crew and general public in continuing to operate business as usual, despite their knowledge of the actual risk of injury to plaintiffs, who are elderly with underlying medical conditions.”
That choice, the Weissbergers allege, caused them emotional distress and trauma, with fears that they will contract COVID-19.
“Princess has been sensitive to the difficulties the COVID-19 outbreak has caused to our guests and crew,” a spokesperson for the Princess Cruises said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. “Our response throughout this process has focused on well-being our guests and crew within the parameters mandated on us by the government agencies involved and the evolving medical understanding of this new illness. We [have] not been served with any lawsuit relating to this matter, and we will not comment on any pending litigation.”
The Weissbergers were two of the thousands of passengers and crew members aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship when it departed from San Francisco on Feb. 21, Reuters reported.
A total of 21 people aboard the ship — two passengers and 19 crew members — have since tested positive for the illness.
On Monday, after days of waiting off the California coast, the Grand Princess was finally allowed to dock at the Port of Oakland. It had been waiting off the coast of Northern California since March 4.
The disembarkation process will take two to three days, according to The New York Times, with California Gov. Gavin Newson explaining in a press conference on Sunday that those requiring “acute medical treatment and hospitalization” will be the first to disembark.
As of Monday, the Weissbergers were still on board the ship, Reuters reported.
All passengers from the United States will be transported from the port to complete mandatory 14-day quarantines. Most California residents will be taken to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, while the remaining passengers will be taken to a Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego, according to USA Today. American citizens from other states will be transported to Texas and Georgia.
Passengers from 54 countries are also on board and will be sent back to their respective homes, TIME reported.
Meanwhile, the majority of the crew members will remain on the ship, which is set to leave San Francisco in several days.
The Grand Princess ship has been linked to a total of 12 coronavirus cases, stemming from a voyage to Mexico made prior to its current trip (specifically, between February 11-21). An elderly man aboard died of the virus in Placer County, and numerous others onboard exhibited symptoms of the illness.
Another ship from the same company was quarantined off the coast of Japan in early February after the illness was reported on board. Over 700 people eventually tested positive and eight died, according to The New York Times.
The previous cases were cited in the Weissbergers’ suit as to why the company should have been prepared to protect its passengers during their Feb. 21 voyage.
In the documents, the Weissbergers claim that when they boarded, passengers were only asked to “fill out a piece of paper confirming they were not sick,” Reuters reported.
They allege in the papers they were not given any warnings about potential exposure, either before they boarded or while they were already on board, CNN reported. If they had been made aware of the risk, the Weissbergers say they would have disembarked the ship.
But Princess Cruise Lines have said they issued a health advisory letter to those aboard the Grand Princess, which had been returning to San Francisco from Hawaii, The New York Times reported. The letter alerted those on board to the fact that the CDC was “investigating a small cluster” of COVID-19 cases in Northern California and asked guests who also sailed on the ship’s previous voyage to remain in their stateroom until they had been contacted and cleared by medical staff.
Meanwhile, just on Sunday, the U.S. State Department and the CDC have issued an official warning against traveling on cruise ships, specifically among “travelers with underlying health conditions.”
Despite the official warnings, many major cruise lines are continuing to operate.
Princess has a list of upcoming voyages that have been canceled on its website, which includes cruises in Asia, but also several departing from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Ft. Lauderdale.
JOE Biden is hoping to knock out Sen. Bernie Sanders today in the nation’s mini Super Tuesday as five states, including Michigan, head to the polls to cast their votes.
Biden, 77, and Sanders, 78, are going head-to-head today at a critical point in the Democratic race.
Six states are set to vote today across the U.S. in Michigan, Idaho, Washington state, North Dakota, Mississippi and Missouri.
In the 2016 Democratic primary, Sanders knocked out rival Hillary Clinton in four of those six states, including Michigan — which Donald Trump narrowly won four years ago.
Biden is looking to crush Sanders’ hopes and cement his own front-runner status after his delegate victory on Super Tuesday, or March 3, when 14 states voted.
As he campaigned across Michigan on Monday, he played up his underdog story, reflecting on his stutter as a child and the deaths of his first wife and young daughter.
He also appeared alongside his new supporters on-stage in Detroit: Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, his former presidential rivals.
Sanders, for his part, is trying to turn things around in Michigan before the primary voting calendar quickly shifts to other states that could favor Biden over him.
He has devoted several days of campaigning to Michigan and on Monday, spoke to supporters in Missouri.
The senator downplayed questions about electability and insisted his supporters’ “energy and excitement” makes him the strongest Democrat to beat Trump in November.
A Monmouth University poll released Monday found Biden leads Sanders 51 percent to 36 percent among Democratic primary voters in Michigan.
And, per a CNN poll also released yesterday, Biden has a double-digit lead over Sanders and is the top choice for Democrats across the nation.
Last week, Biden won 10 out of 14 states — and has 664 delegates to Bidens’ 573, with some still to be allocated.
In total, 1,991 delegates are needed for the nomination.
Michigan is the biggest prize of today’s “mini Super Tuesday,” with 125 delegates up for grabs, while Washington has 89 pledged delegates at stake.
Both states are critical for Sanders. His Michigan primary win in the 2016 election gave him the momentum to continue the race until the end of the nomination voting calendar.
Ahead of last week’s massive primary votes, Biden had struggled in the early states of Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada — where Sanders had emerged as the front-runner.
But in South Carolina, he decisively won, and was boosted by African American voters. On Super Tuesday, too, Biden had a strong show of support from black voters.
In Mississippi on Sunday at a predominantly black church, Biden was described as “the comeback kid” by Rep. Bennie Thompson.
“If I am the comeback kid, which I ain’t there yet, but if I’m the comeback kid, there’s only one reason I’ve come back — the African American community all around the country,” Biden told the congregation.
Biden, who was accompanied by Derrick Johnson, the NAACP national president, mentioned former President Barack Obama several times.
During Sanders’ rally on Sunday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Obama’s name also popped up.
Sanders has been endorsed by civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson, and the two appeared before thousands of cheering supporters.
The senator said Jackson “has broken down more barriers than others can even dream of” while blazing a path against racism that helped propel Obama to the White House.
“If there was no Jesse Jackson, in my view, there never would have been a President Barack Obama,” Sanders said.
“Let me just say to Rev. Jackson: It’s one of the honors of my life to be supported by a man who has put his life on the line for the last 50 years fighting for justice,” he added.
Sanders told the crowd: “Tuesday, there is going to be a very, very important primary here in Michigan.”
He noted that Jackson won the state during his own presidential bid in 1988.
“In 2016, I won the state. And, on Tuesday, if we stick together, we bring our friends out to vote, we’re gonna win it again,” Sanders added.
Tuesday marks the first time voters will vote in the Democratic contest, which has been effectively narrowed down to a two-person race between Sanders and Biden.
It will be another test of whether Sanders is able to broaden his appeal among blacks — and will be a test for Biden to see if he can keep his momentum going.
Parents shows their kids how much they love them in many different ways, and it varies between cultures and families. Some parents wrap their children in big hugs and there are others who lovingly kiss their kids on the lips. Kourtney Kardashian is the latter, and while some parents vocalize issues with her doing so, she doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon. Kourtney Kardashian’s quote about kissing her kids on the lips is unapologetic.
In a March 9 interview with Rose Inc., Kardashian got real about raising her three children and mommy-shamers. At one point, Kardashian was asked what she would never apologize for, and she answered, "Kissing my kids on the lips.”
In July 2017, Kardashian received harsh criticism for sharing photos of her kids kissing each other on the lips. They were clearly expressing their love for one another, but some criticizers took issue with the photos and went as far as calling Kardashian "sick" and a "creep." She seemingly responded with more photos of her family showing each other "unconditional love."
Earlier in the interview, Kardashian discussed how she handles rude remarks, and I suggest taking notes, fam.
"I really try to not give energy to things that aren’t worthy of my energy," she started. "Once in a while, I may respond to a negative comment for fun, or if something really does bother me I definitely have the platform to correct it… but I usually don’t think twice. No matter what it is that I am doing, someone has something to say, good or bad."
She’s got a point. Naysayers will always be around and there’s no point in exerting extra energy on a faceless troll, especially when there’s little benefit to you.
Fifteen minutes into Monday night’s premiere of Corey Feldman’s long-awaited documentary, (My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys, the 48-year-old former child actor suddenly came sprinting down the aisle of the theater where the screening was being held. Flanked by four security guards, Feldman asked for the house lights to be turned on, and grabbed a microphone to address the crowd. There was a problem.
The documentary was supposed to have been made available for worldwide streaming at the same time as its Hollywood premiere, but Feldman had received word that the film’s website, MyTruthDoc.com, was down. He was concerned about “leaks” and didn’t want to continue with the screening if people at home were not watching along in real-time.
“You’re seeing it for yourself how people don’t want this to happen,” he declared, insinuating that something sinister was afoot.
In the ensuing confusion, there were shouts from the crowd of an “attack” on the website, and someone near the front of the stage suggested people were “hacking it in real time,” though it was unclear whether the site was actually hacked or just experiencing technical difficulties. After some tense discussion with his team — and an assist from a famous friend in the audience — Feldman decided the screening would continue.
“Some vicious people have tried to turn the tables on me,” he said, apologizing for the interruption. “But Rosanna Arquette said we should continue the film, so let’s do it. Let’s finish what we started.”
A film that Feldman has been teasing for the better part of three years, (My) Truth finally arrives this week, chronicling the actor’s long journey to bring awareness to the plight of child actors who, he claims, suffer abuse at the hands of the entertainment industry. It is also, Feldman explained at the premiere, a chance to honor a promise he made to his former co-star and late best friend, Corey Haim, to “tell his story.”
What that means, at least according to Feldman, is to reveal the names of the men who, he alleges, abused the two best friends-turned-surrogate brothers as they grew up in the glare of the Hollywood spotlight in the late Eighties and early Nineties.
The documentary begins where Haim’s story came to an unfortunate end, with an audio recording of the 911 call Haim’s mother made after finding her son unresponsive in their Los Angeles home in 2010 (the release of My Truth comes on the 10th anniversary of Haim’s death). The actor, 38, was pronounced dead a few hours later, with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruling his death due to pneumonia, debunking initial reports that Haim may have overdosed.
From there, the film explores the friendship between the “two Coreys” as they were commonly known, alternating between their successful career as child actors, and a contentious relationship that developed when Haim alluded to Feldman knowing about prior abuse the former had suffered as a child, without doing anything about it. That conversation was recorded as part of an episode of The Two Coreys, a reality show that aired for two seasons on A&E before Haim’s passing.
Feldman has long spoken about the abuse he claims that he and Haim suffered during their time as child actors. In an interview with Rolling Stone last year, the actor spoke out against two “industry men” who allegedly molested him at the age of 14, and revealed that a famous actor allegedly raped Haim, though Feldman stopped short of naming names.
In the new documentary, however, Feldman breaks his silence. In a scene that drew gasps from the audience at the premiere, Feldman names Charlie Sheen as Haim’s alleged rapist, with a detailed account that includes references to Crisco as lube, and two trailers that Feldman says hid the sex act from public view. The alleged assault happened, Feldman claims, on the set of Lucas, a coming-of-age film that cast Sheen’s “Cappie” as a protector of sorts for Haim’s titular character. The film — which also starred Winona Ryder and Courtney Thorne-Smith, among others — was released in 1986. Haim was 13 at the time of the alleged incident.
It’s unclear if the potential legal ramifications, which had dissuaded Feldman from speaking out previously, have been addressed, or if the actor is simply ready to speak — despite the consequences. Feldman doesn’t mention Sheen’s name again beyond the reveal, and Sheen is not interviewed nor given a statement in the film, though when The National Inquirer published the allegations in 2017, Sheen categorically denied the claims. (A representative for Sheen did not immediately respond to a request for additional comment.)
The allegations against Sheen, however, are supported in the documentary by Feldman’s ex-wife, Susie Sprague (who appeared in The Two Coreys), and Jamison Newlander, an actor who grew close to Feldman and Haim after co-starring with them in the 1987’s The Lost Boys. Both say Haim had revealed the alleged rape to them, and suggest that it was common knowledge in Hollywood circles but ultimately ignored.
Feldman had previously identified three other alleged abusers from his youth, calling out his former manager, Marty Weiss, for inappropriate behavior, along with Alphy Hoffman, the proprietor of the eponymous Alphy’s Soda Pop Club, a sort-of Soho House for kids that was popular in the late 1980s. In an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show in 2017, Feldman also accused his former assistant John Grissom of sexually molesting him. Grissom also worked as an actor for a short time, appearing in the 1988 film, License to Drive and 1989’s Dream a Little Dream with Feldman and Haim. All three men are mentioned again in the film, along with Dominick Brascia, a bit-actor that befriended Haim and Feldman in the Eighties.
Neither Grissom nor Hoffman have commented on the allegations, nor were they interviewed for (My) Truth. Weiss, meantime, has been actively defending himself on Twitter, accusing Feldman of changing his tune, while also disclosing that he was a victim of CSA (Child Sexual Abuse) himself.
Brascia isn’t interviewed in the film either, though a clip is shown of a Dr. Oz interview where Judy Haim identifies the actor as her son’s rapist, and not Sheen. In the film, he claims that she has been part of a calculated movement to bury both the truth about Sheen’s involvement, and Feldman’s efforts to expose other abusers. In one particularly dramatic scene from the documentary, Feldman accuses Judy Haim of not defending and protecting her own son. “It’s your responsibility, Judy Haim, and not anyone else’s,” Feldman shouts, body visibly tensing, “so stop putting the blame on me!”
Judy Haim does not appear in (My) Truth, and it’s not clear if she was asked for comment. The two have publicly battled for years; Judy Haim has repeatedly called for Feldman to stop telling these “lies” and has accused him of creating the story to further his own career.
Feldman’s long-held belief that Judy Haim is out to tarnish his reputation — and potentially threaten his life — is one of the more puzzling aspects of the film. Together with the film’s director, Brian Herzlinger (who also appears in the doc), Feldman details the antagonism between his fans, who he affectionately refers to as his “FeldFam,” and a group of detractors dubbed the “Wolfpack.” Feldman refers to Judy Haim as the “queen” of the Wolfpack, and accuses her of actively fueling efforts to silence him though intimidation tactics and an online propaganda campaign. It’s a theory he’s shared before, though the film suggests that the Wolfpack’s attempts to steamroll Feldman are actually hurting victims of child sex abuse, and preventing other victims from speaking up.
(My) Truth positions Feldman as a whistleblower of sorts, drawing comparisons between Feldman’s activism to the voices that brought down Jerry Sandusky, Larry Nasser, and even Jeffrey Epstein. Though Harvey Weinstein’s name is not mentioned explicitly, the director, Herzlinger, casts the film under the guise of the #MeToo movement, suggesting that recent events have made it easier to finally bring Feldman’s allegations to light. The hashtag they’re using: #Kids2.
In an interview toward the end of the documentary, Feldman calls out the studio system for not providing a safe environment for minors. “They’re liable for what happened [to Haim],” he says. Still, he insists, “I’m not outing a bunch of executives. It’s not the executives [that are the problem],” placing the blame instead on “the little guys… like publicists, managers, parents” and other people who are with child actors on a daily basis. “It’s time for them to stop looking the other way.”
It’s unclear as to what impact (My) Truth will have on Hollywood, and its handling of child actors. In one scene, Feldman tells the camera that he has just met with SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris, and asked her to revoke Sheen’s actor card. Her response, Feldman paraphrases, is that more people need to come forward with allegations so it can be proven in court. The interaction convinces Feldman to work with lawmakers on legislation to extend the statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual assault. A montage in the film later credits Feldman’s lobbying for helping to move many of these bills forward (his home state of California signed a new law last fall that would give victims of childhood sexual abuse until age 40, or five years from discovery of the abuse, to file civil lawsuits).
Introducing the film Monday, Feldman said his goal was not to make the moment about himself, but rather to use his platform to speak for the voiceless — Haim included.
“The most important topics are the ones you hear about the least,” he said. “When you don’t hear about it, is when you should worry.”
Some will question whether the story of Haim’s alleged rape is appropriate for Feldman to tell, given a grieving mother’s vehement opposition to the film and the fact that we’ve never actually heard Haim comment on the allegations himself. While Feldman insists that his friend wanted this to come to light, it’s ultimately hard to know who said what when one of the parties involved is deceased. But after years of vowing to speak the truth, it seems the actor is finally relishing in its release.
“I didn’t want to do this [film],” Feldman told the crowd at the glitzy premiere. “But this is the shindig of a lifetime. This has literally been a lifetime in the making.”
There was a big twist at the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and it sent a ripple through the entire Wizarding World. In the final moments of the film, we learned that Credence Barebone is actually a Dumbledore. First name . . . Aurelius?! If you were confused, you weren’t alone. After all, there’s not a single mention of Aurelius anywhere in any of the Harry Potter books. You’d think he’d be a pretty big name to mention, especially if he is, in fact, a Dumbledore who ends up as Grindelwald’s right-hand man. The easy conclusion, at this point, is that Aurelius must be a brother of Albus, but we don’t think that’s the case. Let’s break it down.
As far as we know, Albus Dumbledore only has one brother and one sister. His brother, Aberforth, appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The real reason Aurelius can’t be Albus and Aberforth’s younger brother is pretty cut and dry. Their father, Percival Dumbledore, gets locked away in Azkaban when the children are very young. (It’s all tied up in the tragic story of their sister, Ariana.) Additionally, their mother dies in a tragic accident involving Ariana, when the latter is just 14! Sounds like the Dumbledore family would be a little too tied up to produce more sons, barring earlier affairs Percival may have had. Again, though, it would be hard for Dumbledore to have a younger sibling, or even a younger half-sibling, with Percival locked away.
So, if you’re wondering how many brothers Albus has, there’s only one. If Percival is the father of Aurelius, we’d bet Kendra is not the mother, making him a half-brother. But something about the vast age discrepancy between Albus and Aurelius has us wondering if they might be uncle and nephew . . . all we can say is: he’s no full-blooded brother of Albus.