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Descendants' Dove Cameron Explains How Mal Broke Harry's Heart (Exclusive)

Descendants' Dove Cameron Explains How Mal Broke Harry's Heart (Exclusive)

Dove Cameron is giving us a little backstory before the premiere of Descendants 2.

She and director Kenny Ortega, along with China Anne McClain and Thomas Doherty, decided on the reason behind Uma and Mal’s rivalry – and Harry’s very involved.

“They have a huge history. China‘s character Uma, and Mal, were sort of like Mal and Evie (Sofia Carson) when they were younger,” Dove told us. “They were good friends growing up. Mal actually dated Harry Hook before dating Ben (Mitchell Hope). So that was each of their first loves, which is kind of funny. She was the baddest girl and he was the baddest guy. It was sort of like a Johnny [Depp] and Winona [Ryder] thing. They were madly in love.”

“Some bad stuff went on with Uma and Mal. It was a big rivalry,” she explained. “We never really decided what that was, but basically, Mal disowned Uma and was like, ‘You can’t hang with me. You’re not good enough.’ Condemning her. She was like, ‘You’ll never be as bad as me’ and she kicked her out, and replaced her with Evie. So Uma has all this animosity toward her.”

“And then, Mal broke Harry’s heart,” Dove said. “We also decided that they got secret hook tattoos, and Thomas and I would draw them under our gloves every day. We were so into the backstory (laughs). Kenny would come up to us and be like, ‘Do you guys have the hook tattoos?’ And we’re like, ‘Yeah, Kenny. Every day.’ And he was like, ‘OK, good. Good.’ So funny (laughs). And when Mal broke Harry’s heart, he joined Uma’s gang. That’s why he hates Mal so much. He’s like a broken man because of that.”

Descendants 2 airs July 21 on Disney Channel.

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China Anne McClain Returns As Sheena in 'K.C. Undercover' Tonight!

China Anne McClain Returns As Sheena in 'K.C. Undercover' Tonight!

China Anne McClain is back as enemy agent Sheena in TONIGHT’S new episode of K.C. Undercover!

If you didn’t watch the season three one-hour premiere, we have the ultimate recap for you – including the kick-butt plot twist that had us thinking Ernie’s new bae Zoe (Haley Tju) was an enemy spy working for their arch nemesis Zane (Francois Chau).

That was of course until Zoe burst through the window to reveal she was actually sent from The Organization to help the Coopers escape Zane!

And the real evil spy working for Zane – the wickedly bizarre Sheena played by Descendants 2 star China Anne; even though we LOVE Zendaya‘s superspy K.C., we can’t get enough of the offbeat toughness of Sheena. #GirlPower

And let’s talk about the show stopper — when Marisa (Veronica Dunne) and K.C.’s mom Kira (Tammy Townsend) brought down the house undercover at the Carnival Celebration!!

Can we start the petition for a “K.C. Undercover” musical episode please!! Check out that clip below!

In tonight’s ep, the face-off between Sheena and K.C. picks up, this time in the heart of the jungle when K.C., Marisa and Ernie try to get to their extraction zone for safety.

Tune in @ 8PM PT on Disney Channel.

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Uma Holds A Deep Grudge Against Mal in New 'Descendants 2' Trailer - Watch!

Uma Holds A Deep Grudge Against Mal in New 'Descendants 2' Trailer - Watch!

Ben is proving to be the best boyfriend ever with a surprise gift for Mal in the brand new trailer for Descendants 2!

The new trailer premiered today on the movie’s official YouTube and gives us a glimpse at just how deep Uma’s grudge against Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos actually goes — and oh yea, Lonnie is going the Isle of the Lost, too!

Check out the trailer below and tune in NEXT FRIDAY, July 21st to watch!

Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and China Anne McClain are also pictured below, meeting fans at the D23 Expo today (July 14) in Anaheim, Calif.

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Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson & 'Descendants 2' Stars Take Over D23 Expo

Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson & 'Descendants 2' Stars Take Over D23 Expo

Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson are ready to sign some albums for fans at the D23 Expo today (July 14) in Anaheim, Calif.

The two Descendants 2 stars were on hand to autograph booklets for many Descendants fans while their co-stars Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and China Anne McClain were off hosting Villain Trivia.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dove Cameron

Just the day before, the five stars joined their director Kenny Ortega at Disneyland, where they were grand marshals in the parade.

Check out Kenny‘s sentimental Instagram from the parade below!

FYI: Dove is wearing an Alexa Chung dress.

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'Descendants 2' Costume Designer Kara Saun Talks the Inspiration for Uma's Costuming (Exclusive)

'Descendants 2' Costume Designer Kara Saun Talks the Inspiration for Uma's Costuming (Exclusive)

China McClain‘s entire look for Descendants 2 is striking, but as it turns out, she wasn’t the easiest character to design for.

“Every Descendants villain kid has their own color,” costume designer Kara Saun told JJJ, “So purple was taken obviously. So I thought, ‘Where can I get a color for Uma?’”

It turns out, she took inspiration from Ursula (Uma’s mom)’s make-up.

“Ursula…has very loud eyeshadow,” Kara continues, “That’s where I got the color for Uma. When it came to the hair I just wanted the movement of Ursula… the octopus, the tentacles, so I thought she should definitely have braids.”

As soon as she had the idea, everyone immediately loved it.

“I had the turquoise braids and they were the same color as China’s and I went into a meeting and Kenny Ortega and everyone was like UMA!” she remembers. “When she moves in the movie it just reminds you of the tentacles. That’s also why I gave her the French skirt. Everything just moves together.”

Wow! We can’t wait to study China‘s costuming and movement in the film.

Read what Kara said about designing Dove Cameron‘s princess attire here.

Kenny Ortega Says You'll Fall In Love With Uma's Gang of Pirates in 'Descendants 2'

Kenny Ortega Says You'll Fall In Love With Uma's Gang of Pirates in 'Descendants 2'

China Anne McClain, Dylan Playfair and Thomas Doherty are about to become your favorite pirates ever.

The three newcomers to the Descendants family star as Uma, Gil and Harry in the upcoming Descendants 2 and word on the street has it that they’re incredible — just take director Kenny Ortega‘s word for it.

“And as great as it was to land China – who’s this amazing triple threat: actress, singer, dancer – and then see what she could do with the character of Uma,” Kenny boasted in a new interview with Huffington Post.

“…I think that ‘Descendants’ fans are also going to get a big kick out of Uma’s two lieutenants: Harry, Captain Hook’s son played by Thomas Doherty, this terrific young actor from Scotland. We’ve also got Dylan Playfair, who does a great job as Gil, the son of Gaston from Beauty and the Beast.”

Get ready Descendants fans, because “these three really add to the fun of this film.”

Descendants 2 will premiere on Friday, July 21st.

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5 Things From The 'Descendants 2' Premiere You Might Not Have Noticed

5 Things From The 'Descendants 2' Premiere You Might Not Have Noticed

The Descendants 2 premiere was filled with so many of our favorite stars that we were actually starstruck!

Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson and China Anne McClain led their co-stars to the red carpet, where just about everyone who is anyone on Disney Channel was there to celebrate with them!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Descendants 2

However, since there were SO MANY STARS THERE, we know that you might have missed a few things — we almost did, kind of like the High School Musical reunion.

Click inside to see the FIVE THINGS you missed at the Descendants 2 premiere last night:

Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, & China Anne McClain Stun at 'Descendants 2' Premiere!

Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, & China Anne McClain Stun at 'Descendants 2' Premiere!

Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, and China Anne McClain totally slay while walking the red carpet at the premiere of Descendants 2 on Tuesday (July 11) at the ArcLight in Hollywood.

Other stars from the movie like Dianne Doan and Brenna D’Amico were there as well. Make sure to watch the movie on Disney Channel on July 21!

Before the premiere, Dove shot her RAW feature and revealed the title of her upcoming single for the first time.

FYI: Dove is wearing a Vivienne Westwood dress, Paul Andrew shoes, a Roger Vivier bag, and Neil Lane jewelry. Sofia is wearing a Vivienne Westwood dress. Dianne wore a Fabiana Milazzo dress.

25+ pictures inside from the Descendants 2 premiere… More Here! »

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