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  • Thursday, Sep. 10, 2020
In this Sept. 20, 1972 file photo, British actress Diana Rigg and actor Anthony Hopkins attend the opening night of Macbeth at the National Theatre, London. Rigg plays Lady Macbeth opposite Hopkins' Macbeth in the Shakespearean tragedy. Actress Diana Rigg, who became a 1960s style icon as secret agent Emma Peel in TV series “The Avengers,” has died at age 82. Rigg’s agent Simon Beresford says she died Thursday Sept. 10, 2020 at home with her family. (AP Photo/Bob Dear, File)
LONDON (AP) -- 

Diana Rigg, a commanding British actress whose career stretched from iconic 1960s spy series "The Avengers" to fantasy juggernaut "Game of Thrones," has died. She was 82.

Rigg's agent, Simon Beresford, said she died Thursday morning at home with her family. Daughter Rachael Stirling said she died of cancer that was diagnosed in March.

Rigg "spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession. I will miss her beyond words," Stirling said.

Rigg starred in "The Avengers" as secret agent Emma Peel alongside Patrick McNee's bowler-hatted John Steed. The pair were an impeccably dressed duo who fought villains and traded quips in a show whose mix of adventure and humor was enduringly influential.

Rigg also starred in 1967 James Bond thriller "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" as the only woman ever to marry, albeit briefly, Agent 007.

In later life, she More

  • Thursday, Sep. 10, 2020
Among the LIONS Live case studies slated for next month is one focusing on the IKEA "ThisAbles" campaign out of McCann Tel Aviv.
LONDON -- 

Cannes Lions has scheduled a second edition of LIONS Live which will take place from October 19-23. 

Charlotte Williams, VP Content, Cannes Lions, said that October’s program was being curated to “inspire, equip and empower people”. She added, “For our second edition of LIONS Live, we are inviting leading practitioners and brands to share rich insights and honest accounts of how the world’s best creative work came to light. Our community always feeds back to us that they want to hear more “behind the scenes” case studies on award-winning creative work so in October we’ll be serving these up in the most practical way possible. ”

With a specific daily focus, the program will support the industry with a pragmatic week of incisive learning and doing, along with practical, constructive advice. This will include an insider’s view into exceptional creativity from Grand Prix and Gold Lion-winning teams as they share the “how” and “why” behind some More

  • Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020
This image released by FX shows Lakeith Stanfield, left, and Donald Glover in a scene from "Atlanta." The FX comedy created by and starring Glover will begin its pandemic-delayed production in the first half of 2021, FX Networks Chairman John Landgraf said Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (Guy D'Alema/FX via AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Earn and Paper Boi were last seen flying to Europe on "Atlanta," but they won't touch down until sometime next year.

The acclaimed FX comedy starring creator Donald Glover as Earn and Brian Tyree Henry as his rapper cousin will begin its pandemic-delayed production in the first half of 2021, FX Networks Chairman John Landgraf said Wednesday.

Glover and the other series' writers have completed the scripts for seasons three and four, with plans to tape them back to back.

But COVID-19 safety concerns and the intricate task of coordinating a lengthy shoot hindered production, said Landgraf. One season is to be shot primarily in Europe and the other in Atlanta.

A lag time already was expected for the return of the Emmy-winning "Atlanta," which last aired new episodes in May 2018. Earlier this year, Landgraf suggested season three would debut in January 2021, with season four likely to follow that fall.

Landgraf didn't More

  • Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020
In this March 2, 2017 file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Tucker Carlson drew the television equivalent of a royal flush on the week before Labor Day.

The controversial Fox News Channel personality had all five of his weeknight programs land in the Nielsen company's 20 most popular programs last week. Four of them were in the Top 10.

Fox's Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, as well as MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, all had programs in the Top 20 last week, a reflection of interest in the presidential campaign as well as the relative paucity of entertainment options on broadcast television.

None of the broadcast networks topped an average of three million viewers in primetime last week.

NBC, with 2.82 million, narrowly edged ABC's 2.81 million viewers. CBS had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.3 million, ION Television had 1.2 million, Fox had 1.17 million and Telemundo had 1.1 million.

Fox News Channel led the way among cable networks, averaging 3.43 million viewers in primetime last week. More

  • Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020
This image released by AMC shows Norman Reedus, left, and Samantha Morton in a scene from "The Walking Dead." The AMC channel says its series will wrap with an 11th season spanning 24 episodes and two years. When “The Walking Dead” is laid to rest in late 2022. (Jace Downs/AMC via AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

The end is coming for "The Walking Dead," but not until 2022.

The AMC series that became a franchise with current and planned spin-offs will wrap with an 11th season spanning 24 episodes and two years, the channel said Wednesday.

The series has yet to air six episodes that are part of an expanded 10th season. Those are set for early next year.

When "The Walking Dead" is laid to rest in late 2022, a new spin-off centered on characters Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier (Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride) will follow in 2023, AMC said.

An anthology series, "Tales of the Walking Dead," focusing on new and existing characters, is in development along with other projects "grounded in 'The Walking Dead' universe," the channel said.

Closer at hand are "Fear the Walking Dead," which begins its sixth season Oct. 11, and newcomer "The Walking Dead: World Beyond," which debuts Oct. 4 and follows the first generation to grow up during More

  • Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020
Director Majid Majidi poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Khorshid" ("Sun Children") during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- 

Restricted travel, quarantine and positive COVID-19 tests meant that Majid Majidi's appearance at the Venice Film Festival for Iranian drama "Sun Children" (Khorshid) was an achievement in itself.

The film follows the story of Ali and his three friends on the streets of Tehran, as they try to find hidden treasure, digging a tunnel underneath a local charity school for street kids and child laborers. 

"It was difficult to come here," the director told Associated Press on Monday. "This was a whole new experience, like a new life." 

For 14-year-old lead Rouhollah Zamanisaghselou, in his first ever acting role, the coronavirus put a stop to his moment in the spotlight, after he tested positive and was unable to travel to Italy as planned.

"I told him when he was working hard digging in that tunnel that this film will become famous in the world and you will forget the pains. Then (when he tested positive for the virus) he told me More

  • Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020
This image released by Netflix shows Tristan Harris in a scene from "The Social Dilemma." (Netflix via AP)
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) -- 

A new Netflix documentary is setting out to expose technology's corrosive effects on society during a pandemic that's left people more dependent than ever on tools that keep them connected with friends, family and colleagues they can no longer meet in person. 

So the timing for Wednesday's release of "The Social Dilemma" might strike some viewers as odd. But its makers aim to give you a better sense of why the pandemic isn't the only reason it feels like we're stuck in a dystopian nightmare.

The film, directed by Jeff Orlowski, aims to explain how Silicon Valley's embrace of smartphones, attention-grabbing algorithms, polarizing echo chambers and pursuit of profit have left users reeling in a way that could pose an existential threat to U.S. democracy.

"It is a self-destructive code that has been planted in our society right now," Orlowski said in an interview with The Associated Press.

The notion of modern social media as a More

  • Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020
Ellen DeGeneres poses in the press room at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. DeGeneres says she'll be ready to talk when her daytime show returns this month after a staff shake-up prompted by allegations of a toxic workplace. “I can’t wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, we’re gonna talk about it,” DeGeneres said in a statement announcing the show's Sept. 21, 2020, start of its 18th season. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Ellen DeGeneres says she'll be ready to talk when her daytime show returns this month after a staff shake-up prompted by allegations of a toxic workplace.

"I can't wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, we're gonna talk about it," DeGeneres said in a statement announcing the show's Sept. 21 start of its 18th season.

Tiffany Haddish will join DeGeneres for the kick-off episode, with "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to be taped at Warner Bros. minus an in-studio audience, which is commonplace during the pandemic.

The first month's list of high-profile guests reads like a a rebuttal to questions about how DeGeneres and her show are perceived in the industry amid the controversy that cut against the host's kindly image.

Kerry Washington, Alec Baldwin and Chrissy Teigen are set for the first week, with Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Adam Sandler and Orlando Bloom appearing later in September, the show said.

Stephen More

  • Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2020
Chadwick Boseman, left, and Lupita Nyong'o arrive at the premiere of their film "Black Panther" on Feb. 8, 2018, in London. Nyong'o has written a long and stirring tribute to Boseman, her late cast mate, calling him a man whose power will "reverberate for generations" in a message posted to her social media accounts 11 days after Boseman's death from colon cancer at age 43. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, file)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Lupita Nyong'o has written a stirring tribute to her late "Black Panther" co-star Chadwick Boseman, calling him a man whose power will "reverberate for generations." 

"I write these words from a place of hopelessness, to honor a man who had great hope," the actress writes in the message posted to her socialmediaaccounts Tuesday, 11 days after Boseman's death from colon cancer at age 43. "The news of his passing is a punch to my gut every morning." 

Nyong'o, who played Nakia opposite Boseman's T'Challa in the blockbuster 2018 film, says she was struck by his "quiet, powerful presence" and an energy that seemed immortal which manifested itself through his carefully chosen words. 

"He used his mouth to build, to edify, never to break," she writes. "And he used is to tell some regrettably lame dad jokes." 

She says Boseman "cared so much about humanity, about Black people, about his people" and that "his power lives on and will More

  • Monday, Sep. 7, 2020
Episode host Angel Giuffria (left) explores latest developments in E-dermis, which brings a sense of touch to prosthetics, with Dr. Luke Osborn, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. (Photo: SEEDLAND Group)
LOS ANGELES -- 

SEEDLAND Group has teamed with Al Roker Entertainment to complete a series that explores the latest boundary-pushing reaches of scientific exploration. The project is titled Forging the Future. Distribution of the six-episode series will be handled by Sideways Film.
 
Forging the Future explores a variety of cutting-edge topics ranging from the smallest phenomena, like exploring the microbiome (the trillions of microorganisms that live in or on the human body), to those with interplanetary ramifications, like the requirements to sustain human life off-Earth. 
 
This is the first documentary television production released by SEEDLAND Group, a multifaceted enterprise based in China, with roots in real estate development, that has quickly expanded via investments in smart living technologies into a variety of other sectors that enhance human life. 

Forging the Future showcases the stories of top More

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