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  • Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020
In this combo of file photos, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on the new Apple campus on Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif., left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference on April 12, 2016, in San Francisco, right. Facebook is again pushing back on new Apple privacy rules for its mobile devices, this time saying the social media giant is standing up for small businesses in full page newspaper ads. In ads that ran in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other national newspapers, Facebook said Apple's new rules “limit businesses ability to run personalized ads and reach their customers effectively." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Facebook is again pushing back on new Apple privacy rules for its mobile devices, this time saying in full page newspaper ads that the social media giant is standing up for small businesses.

In ads that ran in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other national newspapers Wednesday, Facebook said Apple's new rules "limit businesses' ability to run personalized ads and reach their customers effectively."

"While limiting how personalized ads can be used does impact larger companies like us, these changes will be devastating to small businesses adding to the many challenges they face right now," the ad states.

Apple brushed aside Facebook's attacks, saying that that it isn't preventing people from being tracked if they so desire. The main change is that people will have to grant their permission before Facebook and other apps will be able to monitor their online activities.

"We believe that this is a simple matter of More

  • Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020
Doerte Spengler-Ahrens will chair the Advertising jury for the ADC 100th Annual Awards
NEW YORK -- 

The first group of jury chairs is set for the historic ADC 100th Annual Awards as follows:

  • Advertising — Doerte Spengler-Ahrens, CCO, Jung von Matt SAGA, partner, Jung von Matt, Hamburg, president, Art Directors Club Germany
  • Brand/Communication Design — Yasu Sasaki, head of digital creative, ECD, Dentsu Inc., Tokyo
  • Experiential Design — David Sheldon-Hicks, founder, Territory Studio, London 
  • Illustration -- Aurélia Durand, illustrator, Copenhagen
  • In-House Design -- Alex Bodman, VP, global ECD, Spotify, New York
  • Interactive -- Merlee Jayme, global president, dentsuMcgarrybowen, Makati City
  • Packaging & Product Design -- Isabelle Dahlborg Lidström, head of design, CD, partner, Grow, Stockholm
  • Publication Design -- Donna Payne, CD, Faber and Faber, London
  • Spatial Design — Abha Narain Lambah, principal architect, Abha Narain Lambah Associates, Mumbai
  • Typography More
  • Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, center, is brought down by a host of Baltimore Ravens defenders during the second half of an NFL football game, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Two weekday football games were enough to lift Fox to victory in the weekly ratings race.

The network's coverage of Tuesday's game between Dallas and Baltimore, and Thursday's New England-L.A. Rams matchup took up their entire primetime schedules for the nights.

The Nielsen company said CBS' "60 Minutes" was the most-watched non-football program for the week. The venerable drama "NCIS" was the most popular entertainment program.

Fox averaged 7.3 million viewers in primetime for the week. NBC was second with 5.2 million viewers, CBS had 4.6 million, ABC had 3.8 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.01 million and Ion Television had 960,000.

Fox News Channel led among the cable networks, averaging 2.69 million viewers in primetime. ESPN had 2.22 million, MSNBC had 2.09 million, CNN had 1.77 million and Hallmark had 1.6 million.

ABC's "World News Tonight" led the evening news ratings race with an average of More

  • Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020
In this April 14, 2020 file photo, the thumbs up Like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Social media and other internet companies face big fines in Britain if they don't limit the amount of harmful material such as child sexual abuse or terrorist content on their platforms, officials said Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
LONDON (AP) -- 

Big tech companies face hefty fines in Britain and the European Union if they treat rivals unfairly or fail to protect users on their platforms, in proposed regulations unveiled Tuesday by officials in London and Brussels.

The EU outlined its long-awaited sweeping overhaul of digital regulations while the British government released its own plans to step up policing of harmful material online, signaling the next phase of technology regulation in Europe. 

Both sets of proposals include specific measures aimed at the biggest tech companies. The EU wants to set new rules for "digital gatekeepers" to prevent them from imposing unfair conditions, such as blocking businesses from accessing their own data or locking consumers into services and limiting their options for switching. 

The rules, known as the Digital Markets Act, set out criteria for defining companies as gatekeepers and allows for fines of up to 10% of annual global revenue More

  • Monday, Dec. 14, 2020
Wade Robson, from left, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck pose for a portrait to promote the film "Leaving Neverland" during the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 24, 2019, in Park City, Utah. A federal appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit filed by the Michael Jackson estate over the HBO documentary on two of the late pop star's accusers can go forward in private arbitration. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- 

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a lawsuit filed by the Michael Jackson estate over an HBO documentary about two of the late pop star's sex abuse accusers can go forward in private arbitration. 

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with two lower courts and ruled in favor of the Jackson estate in its decision on "Leaving Neverland." 

Unless there are further appeals, the case will go to a private arbitrator, which the Jackson estate argued was required by the 1992 contract at the center of the lawsuit. 

That means the proceedings will be largely shielded from public view, though Jackson attorneys said in court filings that they would like for them to be as open as possible and sought private arbitration because it was the only way available to sue under the contract. 

The decades-old agreement to put a Jackson concert on HBO required that the cable channel not disparage Jackson, which More

  • Monday, Dec. 14, 2020
Anne Reinking holds her Tony award for best choreography for the musical "Chicago" at the 51st annual Tony Awards on June 1, 1997, in New York. Reinking, the Tony Award-winning choreographer, actress and Bob Fosse collaborator who helped spread a cool, muscular hybrid of jazz and burlesque movement to Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 71. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Ann Reinking, the Tony Award-winning choreographer, actress and Bob Fosse collaborator who helped spread a cool, muscular hybrid of jazz and burlesque movement to Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 71.

Reinking died Saturday while visiting family in Seattle, said her manager, Lee Gross. No cause of death was disclosed.

Tributes poured in from the Broadway community, including from Tony Yazbeck, who called her "an absolute inspiration" and Leslie Odom, Jr., who thanked Reinking for being a mentor: "She honored the calling for real. RIP to a legend." Bernadette Peters took to Twitter to say her heart was broken and Billy Eichner said she was "one of the most mesmerizing people I've ever seen on stage. A singular genius. RIP."

Trained as a ballet dancer, Reinking was known for her bold style of dance epitomized by her work in the revival of the Kander and Ebb musical "Chicago," complete with net stockings, chair dancing and plenty More

  • Monday, Dec. 14, 2020
McDonald's Morgan Flatley
NEW YORK -- 

The ANA’s Marketing Word of the Year for 2020 is particularly representative of a year marked by the ravages caused throughout the world by the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice issues.

Since 2014, the ANA has surveyed its members to identify the marketing word of the year. This year the word of choice is “Pivot.”

As in years past, the ANA staff identifies a list of finalists and then asks members to cast their vote to determine the winner. This year, voting was done online from December 2–8, with 279 ANA members participating.

The ANA asked members of its Global CMO Growth Council, which mobilizes the largest ever group of CMOs from around the world to accelerate economic growth and advance societal good, “How did your marketing pivot in 2020?” Select responses included:

“We pivoted from physical experiences to digital experiences. We call this ‘Priceless At Home.’ Brand-building never stops. It’s not just advertising; it More

  • Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020
In this May 1, 2019, file photo, actress Carol Sutton arrives at the World Premiere of "Poms" in Los Angeles. Sutton, a fixture on stages in her native New Orleans who built a steady career on the big and small screens, including roles in the 1989 comedy “Steel Magnolias” and the TV series “Queen Sugar,” died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, from complications from COVID-19, according to New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Sutton was 76. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Actor Carol Sutton, a fixture on stages in her native New Orleans who built a steady career on the big and small screens, including roles in the 1989 comedy "Steel Magnolias" and the TV series "Queen Sugar," has died from complications from COVID-19, according to New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Sutton was 76.

"The world may recognize her from her performances in movies and on TV — whether it's 'Treme' or 'Claws,' or 'Runaway Jury' or 'Queen Sugar' — but we will always remember her commanding stage presence, her richly portrayed characters, and the warm heart she shared with her fellow cast and crew," Cantrell said in a statement. Sutton died Thursday at Touro Infirmary.

After making her acting debut in the late 1960s in Dashiki Project Theatre productions, Sutton appeared in productions such as "The Last Madam," "Native Tongues" and "A Raisin in the Sun." 

She moved to television in 1974 with "The Autobiography of Miss Jane More

  • Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020
In this March 5, 2019, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. California is seeking to join the Justice Department in its antitrust lawsuit against Google parent Alphabet Inc., one of the state's largest businesses. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the motion to join the case in federal court on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- 

California is seeking to join the Justice Department in its antitrust lawsuit against Google parent Alphabet Inc., one of the state's largest businesses.

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the motion to join the case in federal court on Friday.

"Google's anticompetitive behavior has unlawfully maintained the company's monopoly on internet search and search-based advertising at the expense of consumers," said Becerra.

The Justice Department sued Google in October. The case, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., alleges that Google uses billions of dollars collected from advertisers to pay phone manufacturers to ensure Google is the default search engine on browsers. This, the lawsuit claims, harms consumers and stifles smaller rivals. 

Eleven states, all with Republican attorneys general, joined the federal government in the lawsuit at the time. California is the first Democratic state announcing its intent to More

  • Friday, Dec. 11, 2020
This combination photo shows FKA twigs, left, at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles and Shia LaBeouf at the premiere of "The Peanut Butter Falcon" during the London Film Festival on Oct. 3, 2019. FKA twigs filed a lawsuit Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, alleging that LaBeouf was physically and emotionally abusive during a relationship in 2018 and 2019, saying the experience was part of a pattern of terrorizing women for the 34-year-old actor. (AP Photo)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Singer FKA twigs filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that Shia LaBeouf was physically and emotionally abusive during their relationship from 2018 to 2019, saying her experience was part of a pattern of terrorizing women for the 34-year-old actor. 

"Shia LaBeouf hurts women," the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court said in its opening lines. "He uses them. He abuses them, both physically and mentally. He is dangerous."

FKA twigs — a 32-year-old British singer and actress whose legal name is Tahliah Barnett — alleges in the lawsuit that LaBeouf left her in a constant state of fear and humiliation, once slammed her into a car, tried to strangle her and knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease. 

An email sent to a representative seeking comment from LaBeouf was not immediately returned, but in an email to the New York Times the actor said: "I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. I have More

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