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  • Friday, Sep. 18, 2020
In this July 12, 2018, file photo, an Emmy statue is displayed onstage at the 70th Primetime Emmy Nominations announcements at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, in Los Angeles. The Emmy Awards being held on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, will include a $2.8 million donation to No Kid Hungry to support the group’s efforts to feed children affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Television Academy announced the donation Friday, Sept. 18. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Every Emmy Award handed out Sunday will come with something extra — a $100,000 donation to fight child hunger.

The Television Academy announced Friday that each network and streaming service competing on the telecast has pledged the donation for every Emmy they win. 

With 23 Emmys being handed out and the academy committing $500,000, that will mean a donation of $2.8 million to No Kid Hungry, a group working to relieve child hunger brought on by the coronavirus crisis. 

The 72nd Emmy Awards air Sunday at 5 p.m. on ABC. 

Jimmy Kimmel is hosting from Staples Center in Los Angeles and winners will accept their awards from remote locations, but little beyond that has been revealed about what will happen during the show that is being put on under unique pandemic circumstances. 

The HBO limited series "Watchmen" is the top nominee. 

Guests set to appear include Anthony Anderson, Mindy Kaling, Lin-Manuel Miranda, More

  • Thursday, Sep. 17, 2020
In this July 2, 2019 file photo, director Woody Allen attends a news conference at La Scala opera house, in Milan, Italy. After being shelved for two years, Allen’s “A Rainy Day in New York” will finally land in U.S. theaters next month. MPI Media Group and Signature Entertainment announced Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 that the companies will release “A Rainy Day in New York” in North American theaters on Oct. 9. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

After being shelved for two years, Woody Allen's "A Rainy Day in New York" will finally land in U.S. theaters next month.

MPI Media Group and Signature Entertainment announced Thursday that the companies will release "A Rainy Day in New York" in North American theaters on Oct. 9. Shot in 2017 and originally for release in 2018, Allen's film was dropped by Amazon Studios after the #MeToo movement brought a reappraisal of Allen.

Attention was renewed on the allegations by Allen's daughter Dylan Farrow that he molested her as a child in the early 1990s. Allen has denied any wrongdoing, and he was never charged after two separate investigations in the 1990s.

Several stars of "A Rainy Day in New York" distanced themselves from their director. Timothée Chalamet and Selena Gomez announced that they donated their salary from the film to Time's Up and other organizations. Amazon terminated its four- film production and distribution deal with More

  • Thursday, Sep. 17, 2020
In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Greta Gerwig, right, talks to Jerry Harris on the red carpet at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Harris, the star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” was arrested Thursday, Sept. 17 on child pornography charges. (AP Photo/John Locher File)
CHICAGO (AP) -- 

Jerry Harris, the star of the Netflix documentary series "Cheer," was arrested Thursday on felony charges of production of child pornography, three days after twin boys filed a lawsuit alleging he sent them sexually explicit photos of himself and cornered one of them in a bathroom and begged for oral sex.

According to the complaint, Harris admitted during an interview after FBI agents raided his home Monday that he had asking one of the teens to send him photographs and videos of his penis and buttocks on Snapchat. He also admitted that he repeatedly asked the teen, identified only as Minor 1, between December 2018 and March of this year for such photographs and videos. 

Further, according to the complaint, Harris admitted to requesting and receiving on Snapchat child pornography from "at least between 10 to 15 other individuals he knew were minors."

FBI agents were photographed Monday coming out a home in the Chicago suburb of More

  • Thursday, Sep. 17, 2020
In this Nov. 16, 2019 file photo, Robert Pattinson attends the 13th Annual Go Gala at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles. The U.K. production of “The Batman” starring Pattinson, is starting up again after being shut down earlier this month when an individual tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for Warner Bros. said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, that filming had resumed after a hiatus for quarantine precautions. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

The U.K. production of "The Batman" is starting up again after being shut down earlier this month when an individual tested positive for COVID-19. 

A spokesperson for Warner Bros. said Thursday that filming had resumed after a hiatus for quarantine precautions. The studio has not identified the person who had the virus. 

Robert Pattinson stars in the film from director Matt Reeves which had been on hiatus for almost six months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The positive case came just three days after "The Batman" had initially resumed shooting.

"The Batman" was originally supposed to hit theaters in June 2021 but was pushed back to October 2021 because of the delays.

  • Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2020
This Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 file photo shows the Instagram app icon on the screen of a mobile device in New York. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio are taking part in a 24-hour “freeze” Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 on Instagram to protest against the failure of the social media platform's parent company, Facebook, to tackle misinformation and hateful content. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
LONDON (AP) -- 

Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram "freeze" on Wednesday to protest against what they say is parent company Facebook's failure to tackle violent and hateful content and election misinformation.

Hollywood stars and influencers are lending their backing to the "#StopHateforProfit" movement's latest campaign. The movement asks people to put up a message highlighting what they called the damage Facebook does but otherwise refrain from posting on Instagram for a day.

"I can't sit by and stay silent while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation – created by groups to sow division and split America apart – only to take steps after people are killed," Kardashian West posted on her Instagram account on Tuesday.

Facebook declined to comment but pointed to recent announcements about what it's doing to limit the reach on More

  • Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2020
In this Jan. 11, 2012 file photo, buyers and industry affiliates pass by the Kodak exhibit at the 2012 International CES trade show in Las Vegas. An independent legal review has determined that there were several flaws in how Eastman Kodak gave stock option grants to its CEO prior to the once formidable photography company being awarded a loan from the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Shares of Kodak are sharply higher after an independent legal review found that while there were flaws in how Eastman Kodak issued stock option grants to its CEO just before revealing a major development that sent its stock soaring, no illegality was involved. 

In late July the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation signed a letter of intent to potentially give the photography pioneer a $765 million loan to help pay for factory changes needed to make pharmaceutical ingredients in short supply in the U.S. 

Shares surged from around $8 to more than $33 each in a day, at one point soaring as high as $60, a price that has not been seen for years at Kodak whose fortunes faded with the arrival of digital photography. 

The grants to the company's CEO, as well as a huge donation of company stock by a board member around the same time to an affiliated charity, caught the eye of both shareholders and regulators, as did highly More

  • Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020
In this Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, Madonna attends the 11th Annual Billboard Women in Music honors in New York. Madonna will direct a biopic about herself for Universal Pictures. Madonna will direct and co-write with “Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

A biopic about Madonna has found a uniquely qualified director: Madonna, herself.

Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that the studio is developing an untitled film about the pop star that Madonna will direct and co-write with "Juno" scribe Diablo Cody. Madonna said she wants the film to convey "the incredible journey that life has taken me on as an artist, a musician, a dancer – a human being, trying to make her way in this world."

"The focus of this film will always be music," said Madonna in a statement. "Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive. There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me. It's essential to share the roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision."

The film will be produced by Amy Pascal, the former Sony Pictures chief who produced "A League of their Own," the 1992 film co-starring Madonna. 

"This movie is an absolute labor of love for me," said More

  • Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020
Andrea Diquez
NEW YORK -- 

Effie Worldwide has set the 2020 Grand Effie Jury that will select the top honors in this year’s Effie Awards United States competition. Winners representing the best in marketing effectiveness will be revealed during the show finale of the 2020 virtual celebration: Ideas That Work: 2020 US Effie Summit & Awards Celebration on September 29 – October 1. 

The Grand Jury will be led by co-chairs Raja Rajamannar, chief marketing & communications officer at Mastercard, a brand recognized for enduring marketing effectiveness as a winner of the “5 for 50 Effie,” and Andrea Diquez, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi NY, winner of the 2019 US Grand Effie with P&G for “It’s a Tide Ad.” 

Rajamannar and Diquez will lead a jury that includes: 

  • Micky Onvural, CEO, Bonobos
  • Leland Maschmeyer, chief brand officer, Chobani
  • Ari Weiss, CCO, DDB Worldwide
  • Jason Harrison, CEO, North America, Essence (WPP)
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  • Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020
In this Aug. 5, 2020 file photo, the ViacomCBS headquarters is shown in New York's Times Square. ViacomCBS will rebrand its CBS All Access streaming service as Paramount Plus, set to debut early next year with new original shows. The exact launch date and pricing haven't been disclosed.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

ViacomCBS will rebrand its CBS All Access streaming service as Paramount Plus, set to debut early next year with new, original shows.

The expanded streaming service has been in the works since February, when CEO Bob Bakish said  ViacomCBS planned to add "substantial content" to CBS All Access by drawing from a number of its media platforms. 

The new service will add shows from BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, other Paramount Pictures and ViacomCBS brands, in addition to what CBS All Access already offers.

CBS and Viacom joined forces last August, saying they could better compete as one in the increasingly competitive streaming environment.

CBS was one of the first media companies to launch its own streaming service. Its $6-a-month service CBS All Access includes original programming such as new "Star Trek" series and a revival of "The Twilight Zone." The service also has old and current broadcast shows.

Paramount More

  • Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020
In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 file photo, John Boyega arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
LONDON (AP) -- 

Black actor John Boyega has stepped down from his role as a global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after the company decided to hire a Chinese actor to replace him in an ad he created.

The "Star Wars" star wrote on Twitter Tuesday that the brand's decision to "replace my campaign in China by using my concepts and substituting a local brand ambassador for me, without either my consent or prior notice, was wrong."

Jo Malone, an upscale British perfume brand owned by Estée Lauder, has said that replacing Boyega with Chinese star Liu Haoran in the ad campaign was a misstep. It has removed the ad and apologized. 

The original ad starring Boyega, 28, aired last year and was called "The London Gent." It features the London-born actor walking around the neighborhood where he grew up and riding a horse in a park, and it makes reference to his Nigerian heritage in a scene featuring West African attire.

"The film celebrated my More

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