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  • Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019
This combination photo shows Hugh Jackman (l) and Common who will be featured in the National Geographic six-part documentary series "Activate: The Global Citizen Movement," premiering Sept. 5. (AP Photo)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- 

Common, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Hugh Jackman are enlisting in the Global Citizen movement.

They're among the celebrities featured in a National Geographic docuseries highlighting efforts to fight global poverty.

The series is being done with Global Citizen, a group whose aim is to eradicate extreme poverty and its root problems through advocacy and activism.

Titled "Activate: The Global Citizen Movement," the program follows Common as he fights for criminal justice reform. Chopra Jonas campaigns to break down barriers to girls' education, and Jackman works on the group's New York City concert. Other featured celebs include Becky G, Uzo Aduba and Usher.

Digital hubs on NatGeo.com and GlobalCitizen.org will offer more information on the issues highlighted in the docuseries, which includes Procter & Gamble as a partner.

The six-part show debuts Sept. 5.

  • Sunday, Jul. 21, 2019
In this file photo taken Sunday, April 3, 2016, Hong Kong actor Simon Yam poses on the red carpet of the Hong Kong Film Awards in Hong Kong. Yam was stabbed Saturday, July 20, 2019 while attending an event in southern China. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
BEIJING (AP) -- 

Police in southern China said the man who stabbed veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam at an event suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.

A 53-year-old man, surnamed Chen, was detained following the attack in the Zhongshan Huoju Development Zone in Guangdong province, police said Saturday evening.

Chen rushed the stage and stabbed the 64-year-old actor with a fruit knife during an opening celebration for a business venue where Yam was invited to speak.

Yam underwent a minor operation at a hospital in Zhongshan city, his manager Lester Mo said.

"He was stabbed in the tummy area and also got a cut on his right hand," Mo said. He was still being treated for injuries to the four fingers of his right hand.

Yam, who is also known by his Chinese name Yam Tat-wah, has appeared in more than 125 movies and 40 television series. He played the villain Chen Lo in the 2003 Hollywood film "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life." More

  • Saturday, Jul. 20, 2019
In this May 29, 2019 handout photo provided by Agencia Brasil, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro listens as Carla Zambelli whispers into his ear during a meeting at Congress, in Brasilia, Brazil. (Marcelo Camargo/Agencia Brasil via AP)
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- 

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he wants a "filter" on the country's audiovisual production, possibly limiting public funding to projects his administration deems fit.

Bolsonaro said Friday that without some sort of filter, he will consider shutting down the government-run National Cinema Agency. The agency oversees regulation and financing for Brazil's film and audiovisual industry.

The president commented a day after signing a decree moving another agency that determines governments policy on movies from the citizenship and culture ministry to his chief of staff's office. Critics say the move will increase government oversight on the body.

Bolsonaro said Thursday that Brazil should no longer use public funds for films that "disrespect families."

The president is a devout Christian and ran a right-wing campaign on a socially conservative agenda.

  • Friday, Jul. 19, 2019
Poster art for "Titans"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

The producers of the web series "Titans" say the cast and crew are heartbroken after a special effects coordinator was killed while preparing for a stunt.

In a statement, the show's executive producers say Warren Appleby was killed at a special effects facility while preparing for an upcoming shoot. No other details were disclosed.

Warner Bros. Television Group and DC Universe said in the statement that Appleby was a "treasured colleague" who was "beloved by all who worked with him during an impressive 25-year career in television."

Production for the series, which is based on the DC Comics' "Teen Titans," takes place in Toronto.

Appleby was special effects coordinator for Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water," which won the best picture Oscar in 2018.

  • Friday, Jul. 19, 2019
In this April 4, 2019 file photo, Jamie Lee Curtis, recipient of the CinemaCon vanguard award, poses at the Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Universal says it will release two new "Halloween" films, including one with the ominous title "Halloween Ends."

The studio said Friday that the first of the films, "Halloween Kills," will be released in 2020 and the second film will come in 2021.

A teaser video includes the voice of Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred in the original 1978 film and last year's blockbuster sequel, "Halloween." The video states the saga of Curtis' character, Laurie Strode, and villain Michael Myers "isn't over."

Universal says "Halloween Kills" will be released on Oct. 16, 2020, and "Halloween Ends" will arrive Oct. 15, 2021.

Last year's film set records and earned $253.5 million worldwide.

Curtis is also serving as a producer on the films, which are being overseen by Blumhouse Productions.

  • Friday, Jul. 19, 2019
Joe Russo, left, and Anthony Russo participate in a conversation with the Russo Brothers on day two of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 19, 2019, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- 

"Avengers: Endgame" directors Joe and Anthony Russo are doing a victory lap at San Diego Comic-Con Friday.

The brothers reflected on their blockbuster being so close to matching "Avatar's" all-time box office record and even fielded questions from some unlikely fans.

"Avengers" stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Paul Rudd grilled their directors via video message on everything from who is the smartest Avenger to what Captain America did after completing his big task in "Endgame."

"By the way has, anyone not seen 'Endgame?'" Joe Russo asked, as the crowd of 8,000 laughed. "If not you should leave now."

It was a mostly tongue-in-cheek question. Not only is Comic-Con home base for some of Marvel's most enthusiastic fans, but there also aren't many moviegoers who didn't see "Avengers: Endgame" earlier this summer. The film has grossed $2.782 billion to date, just shy of "Avatar's" record of $2 More

  • Thursday, Jul. 18, 2019
Lin-Manuel Miranda, left, and James McAvoy participate in the "His Dark Materials" panel on day one of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- 

Lin-Manuel Miranda says he agreed to being in the adaptation of "His Dark Materials" before he even knew what part he was being offered.

Miranda plays Lee Scoresby, a cowboy who flies hot air balloons and gets into bar fights, although he says he would have sharpened pencils to be part of the production.

He and his fellow castmates James McAvoy and Ruth Wilson debuted a trailer for the HBO and BBC series based on the Philip Pullman novels Thursday evening at Comic-Con in San Diego.

The big-budget 2007 feature film "The Golden Compass" also attempted to adapt Pullman's material, but it was not well received by critics and disappointed at the box office.

"I thought it was time for the books to be liberated," said producer Jane Tranter, who convinced New Line and Pullman to let her adapt them into a series.

She helped recruit Miranda to the project while he was in London filming "Mary Poppins Returns" and he had a very More

  • Thursday, Jul. 18, 2019
Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, and Linda Hamilton kiss at the "Terminator: Dark Fate" panel on day one of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- 

Leave the kids at home, "Terminator: Dark Fate" is getting an R-rating.

Director Tim Miller told the audience at San Diego Comic-Con that it wasn't always going to be the plan, but the fans demanded it. The panel that kicked off the fan convention Thursday morning may also have gotten the same rating with the number of expletives thrown around by Miller.

Arnold Schwarzenegger even won $20 because Miller said one particular word more than 5 times.

"It was 10," Schwarzenegger said. "I counted."

Would you expect any less from the director of "Deadpool"?

Miller and Schwarzenegger were joined by Linda Hamilton, who is reprising her role as Sarah Connor, franchise newcomer Mackenzie Davis and other cast members on the Hall H stage.

This latest film fully ignores the events of the last Terminator movie, "Terminator: Genisys," with Emilia Clarke which bombed with audiences and critics in 2015. Instead "Dark Fate" picks More

  • Thursday, Jul. 18, 2019
Tom Cruise presents a clip from "Top Gun: Maverick" on day one of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- 

Tom Cruise has made an unexpected flyby at San Diego Comic-Con to debut the first trailer for "Top Gun: Maverick."

The audience in the 8,000 seat room went wild for Cruise Thursday afternoon. He closed out what had been billed only as a panel for "Terminator: Dark Fate."

Cruise says all the flying in the trailer is real and that "Top Gun: Maverick" is a love letter to aviation. They worked with the Navy for the film, which is currently in production.

"Top Gun: Maverick" is expected to hit theaters next June. Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm and Miles Teller co-star.

Cruise said Comic-Con was the perfect place to premiere the trailer. He shot the original some 34 years ago in San Diego.

  • Thursday, Jul. 18, 2019
Jerry Seinfeld attends the "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee," photo call at The Paley Center for Media, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- 

Jerry Seinfeld would rather cruise in classic cars and sip coffee with comedy's best than reboot his uber-successful "Seinfeld" television series.

"No, and do what? Make it worse?" Seinfeld said in an interview Wednesday night about his eponymous NBC sitcom, which celebrated its 30-year anniversary this month. "I'm very fortunate to be in the position to make that show with those people at that time. I wouldn't be arrogant enough to think I could do it again. That's egomaniacal. I'm happy with what I have now."

These days, Seinfeld is focused on learning more about the "sharpest minds in comedy" through his Netflix series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." The 11th season of the series premieres Friday on the streaming service featuring Eddie Murphy, who talked about his career and shared stories with Seinfeld about them coming up in comedy together in New York in the 1970s.

The new season also includes an array of other comedians More

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