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  • Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
This Oct. 5, 2019 file photo shows Spike Lee at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Lee will receive Film at Lincoln Center’s 46th Chaplin Award. Lincoln Center announced Thursday, Nov. 7, that the 62-year-old filmmaker will be honored in its annual fundraising gala on April 27. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Spike Lee will receive Film at Lincoln Center's 46th Chaplin Award.

Lincoln Center announced Thursday that the 62-year-old filmmaker will be honored in its annual fundraising gala on April 27.

For its 50th anniversary last year, Lincoln Center skipped a Chaplin Award honoree and instead hosted a special gala that featured Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, Tilda Swinton and others.

The four previous Chaplin Award winners were Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Robert Redford.

A selected retrospective of Lee's films will also play alongside the event. Lee's last film, "BlacKkKlasman" was nominated for six Oscars including best picture.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra gestures while speaking at a media conference Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in San Francisco. Becerra disclosed an ongoing probe into Facebook privacy practices as investigators sought a court's help in getting documents and answers from Facebook. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- 

California's attorney general disclosed an ongoing probe into Facebook's privacy practices Wednesday, as it sued the company over its repeated refusal to turn over documents and answer questions.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his probe has been going on for more than a year. He said he was disclosing it now because his office was making a public court filing to force the company to comply with subpoenas and requests for information.

"Facebook is not just continuing to drag its feet in response to the Attorney General's investigation, it is failing to comply," the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit was filed in state Superior Court in San Francisco.

The California probe, one of many legal and regulatory inquiries into Facebook, began as a response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and grew into an investigation into whether Facebook misrepresented its privacy practices, deceived users and broke California law.

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  • Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
This Sept. 12, 2019 file photo shows NBC executive Jim Bell at the Save the Children's "The Centennial Gala: Changing the World for Children" in New York. Bell, who has produced the last four Olympics for the network and been in charge backstage at Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight” show for the past year, says he’s leaving NBC. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

NBC executive Jim Bell, who has produced the last four Olympics for the network and been in charge backstage at Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight" show for the past year, says he's leaving NBC.

Bell said in a statement that the timing was perfect to forge a new path that would build on his experience in news, sports and entertainment.

He was a longtime producer of the "Today" show before moving to the Olympics, where he was in charge of NBC's prime-time telecasts. Since 2017, Bell had been in charge of all Olympics content across all platforms.

At "Tonight," he steered Fallon into more live shows. But the show hasn't gained ground against ratings leader Stephen Colbert at CBS.

NBC says a former "Tonight" producer, Gavin Purcell, will fill in at the show.

  • Monday, Nov. 4, 2019
This Jan. 6, 2019 file photo shows actress-comedian Carol Burnett at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Carol Burnett will be among the familiar faces gracing the "Mad About You" revival.

Sony Pictures Television announced Monday that Burnett will reprise her Emmy-winning role as the mother of Helen Hunt's character. "Mad About You" is returning for a limited run on the Spectrum Originals streaming service later this month.

Hunt and Reiser play the Buchmans, a New York married couple, in the NBC series that aired 164 episodes before its finale in May 1999. The revival will focus on the Buchmans and their marriage after their daughter leaves for college.

"Mad About You" won 12 Emmy Awards, including four for Hunt and one for Burnett in 1997.

The revival debuts on Nov. 20 and will conclude its season on Dec. 18.

  • Monday, Nov. 4, 2019
In this Oct. 13, 2016 file photo, Ellen DeGeneres appears during a commercial break at a taping of "The Ellen Show" in Burbank, Calif. The Golden Globe Awards announced Monday, Nov. 5, 2019, it will give its new Carol Burnett Award, a TV special achievement trophy, to DeGeneres who has been a pioneering sitcom star, a TV talk show host and a game show host. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

The Golden Globe Awards will give its new TV special achievement trophy to someone who has been a pioneering sitcom star, a TV talk-show host and a game-show MC — Ellen DeGeneres.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Monday that the Carol Burnett Award — the small-screen version of the group's film counterpart, the Cecil B. DeMille Award — will go to DeGeneres, a multiple Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee.

It is given annually to honor someone "who has made outstanding contributions to television on or off the screen." The first Carol Burnett Award last year fittingly went to Burnett herself.

In a statement, association President Lorenzo Soria hailed DeGeneres as "a pioneer who has captivated audiences for nearly 25 years with her undeniable charm and wit."

  • Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019
In a Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 file photo, Brian Tarantina arrives at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall, in Los Angeles. Tarantina, a character actor whose most recent role was in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” has died in his Manhattan home. He was 60.( Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Brian Tarantina, a character actor who was most recently known for his role in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," has died in his Manhattan home. He was 60.

The New York Police Department said officers responded to the apartment on West 51st Street shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday.

They found Tarantina on his couch, fully clothed but unconscious and unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of death was being determined by the medical examiner.

His manager Laurie Smith said he had recently had a severe illness.

"We are shocked and saddened at the passing of this wonderful actor and good friend," she said.

On "Mrs. Maisel," Tarantina played an emcee at a comedy club called the Gaslight.

The show's star, Rachel Brosnahan, remembered him as "hilarious and talented and kind" in an Instagram post . "Our family of weirds won't be the same without him," she wrote.

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  • Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
This June 6, 2019, file photo shows the U.S. Treasury Department building at dusk in Washington. Multiple published reports say that the U.S. government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, popular with millions of U.S. teens and young adults. Several senators have recently noted concerns about censorship and data collection on TikTok. The Treasury Department, which houses CFIUS, says it does not comment on specific cases. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 

Multiple published reports say that the U.S. government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, popular with millions of U.S. teens and young adults.

The reports Friday from Reuters,The New York Times and others said that the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which reviews acquisitions by foreign firms, has opened an inquiry into TikTok owner ByteDance's 2017 acquisition of a predecessor app, Musical.ly.

Several senators have recently noted concerns about censorship and data collection on TikTok.

The Treasury Department, which houses CFIUS, said it does not comment on specific cases because the agency by law cannot disclose to the public information filed to it.

TikTok said it cannot comment on ongoing regulatory processes. But it said it "has made clear that we have no higher priority than earning the trust of users and regulators in the U.S. Part of that More

  • Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
This image released by Netflix shows Al Pacino, center left, and Robert De Niro, center right, in a scene from "The Irishman." (Netflix via AP)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Martin Scorsese's crime epic "The Irishman" landed in theaters Friday (11/1), but not nearly enough of them for theater owners.

John Fithian, president and chief executive of National Association of Theater Owners on Friday lamented Netflix's rollout of one of the year's most acclaimed films, from one of cinema's top filmmakers.

"Martin Scorsese deserved better," Fithian said in a statement.

Netflix was unable to come to terms with the largest movie theater chains on "The Irishman." The traditional theatrical window is 90 days, something Netflix has declined to follow.

That has left Netflix films essentially boycotted by the majority of multiplexes. Netflix has instead carved out a roughly three-week exclusive run in independent theaters.

"The point of an exclusive theatrical window is for movies to reach their full commercial potential. Netflix chose to artificially limit 'The Irishman's' theatrical release," Fithian More

  • Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
This image released by Sony Pictures Animations shows a scene from "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." Sony Pictures on Friday set a follow-up to the 2018 Oscar-winning hit for release in April 2022. (Sony Pictures Animation via AP)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

The inventive, animated Spider-Man remix "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" is getting a sequel.

Sony Pictures on Friday set a follow-up to the 2018 Oscar-winning hit for an April 2022 release. Producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller also celebrated the announcement on Twitter and signaled that they, too, are returning.

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" grossed $375.5 million worldwide. Its deconstructionist approach to Spider-Man earned some of the best reviews of any recent superhero film, and won the Academy Award for best animated feature.

Sony and Marvel Studios recently parted ways on "Spider-Man" before making up . Marvel is set to produce the third film in the live-action "Spider-Man" series.

  • Friday, Nov. 1, 2019
Ma Anand Sheela, spokeswoman for the controversial Osho spiritual movement in the 1980's, speaks to her fans in New Delhi, India, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Ma Anand Sheela, who helped controversial Indian mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh set up a commune in Oregon in the 1980’s and was a subject of the hit series Wild Wild Country, will star in a new documentary filmed during her first trip to India in 34 years. (AP Photo/ Krithika Varagur)
NEW DELHI (AP) -- 

Ma Anand Sheela, who helped controversial Indian mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh set up a commune in Oregon in the 1980s and was a subject of the hit Netflix series Wild Wild Country, will star in a new documentary shot during her first trip to India in 34 years.

Netflix India announced the documentary on Friday as she ended her monthlong India tour. Top Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar is producing the film.

Ma Sheela is a former convicted felon who directed one of the largest bioterror attacks in U.S. history in 1984, in which more than 750 people were given food poisoning in an attempt to influence local elections by preventing them from voting.

"I have nothing to apologize for," she told the AP when asked about her past.

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