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  • Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
Michael Kaplan (photo by Brad Torchia)
LOS ANGELES -- 

Costume designer Michael Kaplan will be honored with the Costume Designer Guild’s Career Achievement Award at the 22nd CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) taking place January 28, 2020 at The Beverly Hilton. The award will be presented to Kaplan by director and producer J.J. Abrams, who worked with Kaplan on iconic blockbuster films including Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, Star Trek Into Darkness, and more. The annual CDGA gala celebrates excellence in film, television, and short form Costume Design.
 
The Career Achievement Award recognizes leaders who have made a lasting impact on costume design. Past recipients include designers Ruth E. Carter, Joanna Johnston, Jeffrey Kurland, Ellen Mirojnick, Julie Weiss, Eduardo Castro, Judianna Makovsky, Colleen Atwood, Sandy Powell and Ann Roth.
 
“Michael Kaplan’s prolific career is both diverse and inspiring. His iconic projects such as Blade Runner, Fight More

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo a screen shows the price of Twitter stock at the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter reports financial earns on Thursday, Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- 

Bugs in Twitter's advertising technology dragged on revenue, overshadowing a surprisingly strong quarter of user growth.

The issue caught Wall Street off guard Thursday and shares plunged 19%, among the company's largest single-day losses since going public six years ago.

The San Francisco company said it's addressing those issues, but that they will likely weigh on its advertising business in the near term. It lowered its outlook for the fourth-quarter and for the year.

The problems shifted the attention of industry analysts away positive trends in usage on Twitter, which would typically imply strong revenue growth ahead.

The number of people using Twitter daily in the most recent quarter jumped 17% to 145 million compared with the same period last year, and increased by 6 million from just the previous quarter.

That is 3 million more users than industry analysts had expected, according to a survey by FactSet.

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  • Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
A scene from the World War I documentary "They Shall Not Grow Old," directed by Peter Jackson. (Warner Bros. Entertainment)
BURBANK, Calif. -- 

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards will present its Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation to the documentary film They Shall Not Grow Old. The award, whose recipient is selected by a distinguished jury of industry luminaries, was conceived to recognize companies and individuals who have demonstrated excellence, whether in the development of workflow, process or project to support creative storytelling, or in technical innovation. The coveted distinction will be bestowed on November 21, 2019 at the 14th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) is a documentary film directed and produced by Peter Jackson through WingNut Films. Imperial War Museum (IWM) director general Diane Lees approached Jackson to help shine a light on overlooked footage from the first World War. Alongside his collaborators at WingNut Films and Park Road Post Production, Jackson More

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood." Tarantino’s film is heading back into theaters with an extra 10 minutes of added scenes. Sony Pictures said Wednesday that the longer “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” will play in more than 1,000 theaters in the U.S. and Canada beginning Friday. The new running time will push the 1969 Los Angeles fable to nearly three hours. (Andrew Cooper/Sony-Columbia Pictures via AP)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" is heading back into theaters with 10 minutes of added scenes.

Sony Pictures said Wednesday that the longer "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" will play in more than 1,000 theaters in the U.S. and Canada beginning Friday. The new running time will push Tarantino's 1969 Los Angeles fable to nearly three hours.

"Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" has been one of the most successful original films of the year. The movie was made for $90 million. It has grossed $139.8 million domestically and $366.8 million worldwide.

The film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt is expected to be a major Oscar contender.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
In this Oct. 27, 2017, file photo, actress Rose McGowan speaks at the inaugural Women's Convention in Detroit. McGowan has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Harvey Weinstein and two of his former attorneys engaged in racketeering to silence her and shut down her career before she accused Weinstein of rape. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Actress Rose McGowan filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that Harvey Weinstein and two of his former attorneys engaged in racketeering to silence her and shut down her career before she accused him of rape.

The suit filed in Los Angeles names as defendants Weinstein, attorneys David Boies and Lisa Bloom, and Black Cube, an Israeli intelligence firm hired by Weinstein.

The lawsuit alleges that the defendants conspired to defraud, smear and marginalize McGowan as she was preparing to name Weinstein during the run-up to the explosion of the #MeToo movement late in 2017.

"Harvey Weinstein was able to perpetrate and cover up decades of violence and control over women because he had a sophisticated team working on his behalf to systematically silence and discredit his victims," McGowan said in a statement. "My life was upended by their actions, and I refuse to be intimidated any longer."

Bloom's attorney, Eric M. George, More

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
In this March 16, 2016, file photo Nike CEO Mark Parker speaks during a news conference in New York. Parker is stepping down early next year. He will be replaced by board member John Donahoe, who formerly ran e-commerce company eBay. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Nike said Tuesday that its longtime CEO Mark Parker is stepping down early next year.

He will be replaced by board member John Donahoe, who formerly ran e-commerce company eBay. Parker will become executive chairman of the board.

Nike's sales have been on the rise as the company focuses on selling more of its swoosh-branded sneakers online and on its apps. The company's first quarter earnings last month soared past expectations. But Nike has also been plagued by scandals recently.

Three weeks ago, renowned track coach Alberto Salazar was banned from the sport for four years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for running experiments with supplements and testosterone that were bankrolled and supported by Nike, along with possessing and trafficking testosterone. Nike announced that it was shutting down its elite Oregon Project track and field program overseen by Salazar in the wake of the scandal.

Parker said in a TV interview with More

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
Piyush Pandey
AMSTERDAM -- 

The Epica Awards will bestow its Creative Leaders Tribute to Piyush Pandey, the legendary Indian creative, chairman of Ogilvy India and Ogilvy’s chief creative officer, worldwide.

He will be handed the trophy during the Epica Awards ceremony at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam on the evening of November 21. The award pays tribute to those who have shown a career-long commitment to supporting and enhancing creativity.

An apt description of Pandey can be found on the Ogilvy website: “The most decorated and revered advertising figure in India, Pandey is undoubtedly in the David Ogilvy mold: he is an extraordinary leader who is passionate about big ideas and delivering them to clients, all while keeping the greater good top of mind.”

In India Pandy is famous for his iconic work for brands such as Cadbury, Fevicol and Asian Paints, among many others. He has created ads that are jewels of entertainment and written songs and More

  • Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
In this Aug. 27, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin departs federal court in Boston after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and nine other parents face new charges in the college admissions scandal. Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, that the parents were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
BOSTON (AP) -- 

"Full House" actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband and nine other parents faced new federal charges Tuesday in a scandal involving dozens of wealthy parents accused of bribing their children's way into elite universities or cheating on college entrance exams.

A grand jury in Boston indicted the parents on charges of trying to bribe officials at an organization that receives at least $10,000 in federal funding. In this case, they're accused of paying to get their children admitted to the University of Southern California.

The charge of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery carries a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Prosecutors are pressuring those who have pleaded not guilty in the college admissions scandal to acknowledge their guilt.

A total of 35 wealthy and celebrity parents have been charged in the scheme that showed how far some will go to get their children into More

  • Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
In this April 3, 2019, file photo characters from Disney and Fox movies are displayed behind Cathleen Taff, president of distribution, franchise management, business and audience insight for Walt Disney Studios during the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Verizon is offering new and current customers a free year of Disney+ as the battle for streaming customers heats up. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Verizon is offering new and current customers a free year of Disney+ as the battle for streaming customers heats up.

The offer extends to certain new and existing unlimited 4G and 5G customers as well as the vast majority of new home-internet customers.

The promotion beginning Nov. 12 will provide access to Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and other content. Disney+ plans to release more than 25 original series and 10 original films and documentaries in its first year, including a remake of "Lady and the Tramp. "

Shares in Netflix, which has dominated the streaming entertainment world for years, slumped almost 3%.

Netflix is trying to hold onto its vast customer base as cheaper alternatives from the likes of Apple, Disney and others go live next month.

Netflix has long had a similar deal with T-Mobile. Comcast says its upcoming Peacock service will be free for cable customers. And AT&T, which More

  • Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, Bruce Springsteen performs at the 12th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Springsteen surprised moviegoers by introducing his new concert film in his New Jersey hometown. The Asbury Park Press reports Springsteen introduced two showings of "Western Stars" at the AMC Loews Freehold Metroplex Cinema in Freehold on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
FREEHOLD, NJ (AP) -- 

Bruce Springsteen surprised moviegoers by introducing his new concert film in his New Jersey hometown.

The Asbury Park Press reports Springsteen introduced two showings of "Western Stars" at the AMC Loews Freehold Metroplex Cinema in Freehold on Saturday.

Springsteen is a native of Freehold borough.

Springsteen told audiences that since his band knew it wasn't going to tour, he had to try to figure out a way to bring the music to his audience.

"Western Stars" is a concert film shot in a barn in front of a small audience at Springsteen's property in Colts Neck.

The music album "Western Stars" was released in June.

A second preview screening is scheduled for Wednesday. The film hits theaters on Friday.

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