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'Fifty Shades' of 'Cinderella'? Yep, Ellen went there with new trailer mashup

The concept of "happily ever after" is such a personal thing.
/ Source: TODAY

The concept of "happily ever after" is such a personal thing.

Some couples in love enjoy the offbeat pleasures of a red room (like Ana and Christian in "Fifty Shades of Grey"), while others get their kicks from dancing in a ballroom (like Cinderella and Prince Charming in the upcoming live-action "Cinderella").

And then there's Ellen DeGeneres, who thinks both "happily ever afters" can coexist in peace and harmony, as they do in her latest "Fifty Shades" parody.


Noting on her Thursday show that "Fifty Shades" had done blockbuster box office in its opening weekend, DeGeneres added, "Whenever something is popular, everyone tries to make a version of it." Then she ran a very fake (and very funny) clip called "Cinderella After Midnight."

DeGeneres has been on a fake "Fifty Shades" tear lately, "revealing" TODAY's Matt Lauer and Al Roker appearing to really get into some of the movie's edgy concepts — but just as in those videos, "After Midnight" is merely the result of clever video editing.

Now, don't go throwing any glass slippers after watching that video. Instead, check out the real, unretouched trailer for Disney's "Cinderella," which undoubtedly will do its own blockbuster box office when it opens in theaters on March 13.

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