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  • Thursday, Jul. 2, 2020
In this Dec. 8, 2019 file photo, CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker attends the 13th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in New York. A busy stretch of news with the coronavirus pandemic and racial demonstrations in the United States has led CNN to its best ratings in the network's 40-year history. Zucker says viewers have come to CNN for the news coverage, while the network's rivals are more about 'political talk.' (Photo by Jason Mendez/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

An extraordinary stretch of news with the coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning triggered by George Floyd's death has led CNN to its biggest audience for any three-month period in the network's 40-year history.

Fox News Channel and MSNBC also had record-setting quarters ending in June, according to the Nielsen company. But CNN's audience increased at a higher pace than its rivals, and it is also seeing strong numbers for its digital operation.

The news is welcome at a network that has been relentlessly attacked for four years by President Donald Trump and his allies, who often mocked CNN as "failing."

"All of our research shows we are the most trusted name in news," Jeff Zucker, chairman of WarnerMedia News and Sports and CNN chief executive, said Wednesday. "Others may not believe that, others may scoff at that, the president of the United States makes fun of it, but it's true."

CNN's weekday prime-time audience of 1.95 More

  • Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2020
In this combination photo, actor Ray Fisher arrives at the season three premiere of "True Detective" in Los Angeles on Jan. 10, 2019, left, and Joss Whedon arrives at the premiere of "Bad Times at the El Royale" in Los Angeles on Sept. 22, 2018. Fisher, who played Cyborg in the DC Comics film, “Justice League", directed by Whedon, tweeted Wednesday that Whedon's treatment of the cast and crew was “unprofessional and completely unacceptable.” Whedon has not responded to Fisher on social media, and emails seeking comment were not immediately returned. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Actor Ray Fisher says director Joss Whedon's behavior was "abusive" on the set of the 2017 film "Justice League."

"Joss Wheadon's on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable," Fisher, who played the young superhero Cyborg in the DC Comics film, tweeted Wednesday.

Fisher added that Whedon was "enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg," two producers on the film who were executives running DC Films for Warner Bros. Pictures at the time.

Whedon has not responded to Fisher on social media, and emails from The Associated Press to representatives seeking comment from him and from Warner Bros. were not immediately returned.

Berg told Variety that it was "categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behavior."

Whedon, known for his writing and directing on Marvel's "Avengers" films and television's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," was More

  • Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2020
Mike Judge arrives at a screening for "Silicon Valley" during the 35th annual PaleyFest in Los Angeles on March 18, 2018. Comedy Central announced an expansive deal with Judge to reimagine MTV's 1990s animated series "Beavis and Butt-Head," as well as additional spin-offs and specials. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Beavis and Butt-Head are coming back to TV in a reimagined version of the animated series about a pair of Gen X slackers.

"It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again," Mike Judge, the creator and voice of both characters, said in a statement.

"Beavis and Butt-Head," which debuted in 1993 on MTV, is moving in its new iteration to ViacomCBS corporate sibling Comedy Central, it was announced Wednesday.

The channel said it has ordered two seasons of the new series that will feature themes "relatable to both new and old fans," including Gen Z kids and their Gen X parents.

Judge will write and produce the series and again will voice the characters in a deal that includes other spin-offs and specials.

The original series, which drew praise for its social satire and criticism for its raunchy humor and violence, aired until 1997 and was briefly revived in 2011. The characters jumped to the big screen in 1996 with " More

  • Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2020
In this March 25, 2015 file photo CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives the keynote address during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco. Britain's competition watchdog The Competition and Markets Authority took aim at the U.S. tech giants in a report Wednesday July 1, 2020, wanting new rules to foster competition in digital advertising markets and rein in the industry's dominant players, Google and Facebook. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, FILE)
LONDON (AP) -- 

British regulators want new rules to foster competition in digital advertising markets and rein in the industry's dominant players, Google and Facebook. 

The Competition and Markets Authority took aim at the U.S. tech giants in a report  Wednesday that recommends the British government adopt a new regulatory approach to governing big digital platforms making money from online ads. 

The authority said it was concerned that the two companies have developed "such unassailable market positions" that rivals can't compete on equal terms, resulting in higher prices for hotels, flights, electronics, insurance and other goods and services that are heavily advertised online.

Google and Facebook accounted for about 80% of the 14 billions pounds ($17 billion) earned by the U.K.'s digital ad industry last year, the authority said. Google controls more than 90% of the U.K.'s 7.3 billion pound search advertising market while Facebook has more than More

  • Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2020
This image released by Netflix shows Charlize Theron, left, and Kiki Layne in a scene from "The Old Guard," premiering July 10 on Netflix. (Aimee Spinks/Netflix via AP)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Charlize Theron says she's making choices as a producer and actor to ensure her "two small, beautiful African American daughters" will feel represented on-screen.

The Oscar winner said it can be hard for Black children to "kind of imagine the possibilities" when so few films and television series are centered on characters that look like them. 

"I was raised during the Apartheid era in South Africa. So, I come with a lot of that baggage already," Theron said. "I was part of a system that I as a white person benefited from in South Africa. And that's a tremendous amount of guilt that I carried, and still carry my entire life. I'm in therapy over it," Theron said in an interview promoting her action thriller "The Old Guard," which hits Netflix July 10.

"It would be impossible for me to not have that somehow be rectified in what I can do in my job as a producer, as an actor — and the responsibility that I take, the accountability that More

  • Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2020
This May 6, 2019 photo shows the logo of the sports goods manufacturer Adidas in Berlin, Germany. The head of global human resources at sports apparel and shoe company Adidas resigned Tuesday, June 30, 2020 following criticism from employees of what they see as the company's failure to diversify its workforce. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

The head of global human resources at sports apparel and shoe company Adidas resigned Tuesday following criticism from employees of what they see as the company's failure to diversify its workforce.

Karin Parkin's resignation comes after a group of Black employees called on Adidas' supervisory board to investigate her and her strategy for addressing racial issues in the workplace. The employees are also pressing the company based in Herzogenaurach, Germany, to create an anonymous public channel to submit any problems about racism. 

The demands from Black employees were reported by The Wall Street Journal in mid- June.

"I am deeply committed to our goals of creating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable company, " Parkin, a board member, said in a statement. "While we have made progress in many areas, there is much more work to be done. However, it has become clear to me that to unify the organization it would be better for me to More

  • Monday, Jun. 29, 2020
In this combination photo, filmmaker Ava DuVernay appears at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 9, 2020, left, and Colin Kaepernick attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala in New York on May 6, 2019. Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker DuVernay on a Netflix miniseries about the teenage roots of the former NFL player’s activism. Neftlix says the limited series, titled “Colin in Black & White,” will examine Kaepernick’s high school years. (AP Photo)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix drama series about the teenage roots of the former NFL player's activism. 

"Colin in Black & White" will examine Kaepernick's high school years to illuminate the experiences that shaped his advocacy, Netflix said Monday. 

"Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens," Kaepernick said in a statement. "We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years."

Kaepernick, born to a white mother and Black father, was adopted in Wisconsin by a white couple who moved to California when he was a child.

In 2016, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality, drawing both support and criticism, with his More

  • Sunday, Jun. 28, 2020
Denine Nio
BURBANK, Calif. -- 

Hula Post has launched Hula Post Everywhere. Primarily developed as a solution to create remote workflows during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hula Post Everywhere is wherever feature and television editors need to be, anywhere in the U.S.  

“Remote editing became the norm once the pandemic evolved and safer at home orders were issued. But as the production side of the industry begins taking steps to return to work, a lot of editors will continue to work from home for the foreseeable future, so a substantial remote editing workflow needed to evolve,” explained Denine Nio, Hula Post CEO. “Hula created a more long-term solution to accommodate our existing clients, who have always depended on Hula to provide solutions for their needs, in any situation.” 

Hula Post Everywhere fully allows Avid’s Media Composer shared Project and Bin feature on Avid Nexis storage that maintains original editorial functionality when working with multiple editors and More

  • Saturday, Jun. 27, 2020
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 program won outstanding entertainment talk show at the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

"The Young and the Restless" won best drama at the first virtual Daytime Emmys along with three acting trophies on Friday night, with some winners speaking out about racial injustice.

Ellen DeGeneres accepted the trophy for best entertainment talk show for her self-titled program.

"I intend to use the next two years of my show as a platform for change, to amplify voices of Black people and people of color and to educate my audience," she said from home. "More than ever, I feel like this is a responsibility to effect change."

CBS' "The Young and the Restless," whose co-creator Lee Philip Bell died in February at age 91, earned four other trophies in technical categories.

Jason Thompson, who plays Billy Abbott on "The Young and the Restless," won his first Daytime Emmy for lead actor in a drama series. He becomes the third actor who has played the part to win. David Tom did so in 2000, and Billy Miller won in 2010, 2013 and More

  • Friday, Jun. 26, 2020
This image released by Disney shows Yifei Liu in the title role of "Mulan." Disney said Friday, June 26, 2020 that it would delay the release of the live-action adaptation until Aug, 21, 2020, after having already delayed its release from March until July because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Disney Enterprises, Inc. via AP)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Hollywood's hopes for salvaging its summer season have effectively ended after the releases of both Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" and the Walt Disney Co.'s live-action reboot of "Mulan" were again delayed. 

With reported cases of the coronavirus surging in parts of the U.S., Disney on Friday followed Warner Bros. in pushing "Mulan" to late August. The film, initially planned to open in March, had been slated for July 24. It's now moving to Aug. 21. 

"While the pandemic has changed our release plans for 'Mulan' and we will continue to be flexible as conditions require, it has not changed our belief in the power of this film and its message of hope and perseverance," said Disney co-chairmen Alan Horn and Alan Bergman in a joint statement. 

Late Thursday, Warner Bros. also postponed "Tenet," starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, from July 31 to Aug. 12. The studio stressed the need for flexibility. 

"We are choosing More

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