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  • Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019
In this Jan. 18, 2008 file photo, star photographer Peter Lindbergh is taking a picture in Duesseldorf, Germany. The icon fashion photographer died at the age of 74. (Horst Ossinger/dpa via AP)
PARIS (AP) -- 

Renowned German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, who worked in the 1980s and 1990s with supermodels like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista, has died. He was 74.

A message posted on Lindbergh's official Instagram account by his wife Petra, his ex-wife, his four sons and seven grandchildren writes "it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Lindbergh ... He leaves a big void."

The cause and circumstances of the death Tuesday were not detailed.

Lindbergh was renowned for his cinematic, elegant style. Born in 1944, he grew up in Germany, where he made his first steps as a photographer before moving to Paris in 1978 to pursue his career.

  • Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2019
Actress Julie Andrews holds her Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement awarded at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- 

Hollywood success came so suddenly for Julie Andrews, she said it felt like "an assault." The 83-year-old star is nothing but grateful for everything that's come her way, but she had the unique experience of having filmed three movies back to back before any had come out — two of which, "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music" are still her most enduring.

"I hope I had some common sense, but it could knock you off your feet that assault of press and adulation," the 83-year-old said Tuesday at the Venice International Film Festival. She made the trip to Italy to receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award there the evening prior.

Andrews enchanted the audience with tales of her expansive career, regaling them with stories about everything from Walt Disney offering her the role of Mary Poppins — despite the fact that she had never done a film and was three months pregnant — to thanking Jack Warner while accepting her Golden Globe More

  • Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019
Russian opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former owner of the Yukos Oil Company, right, and Director Alex Gibney pose for photographers during the photocall of the movie 'Citizen K ' at the 76th annual Venice International Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (Claudio Onorati/ANSA via AP)
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- 

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney says profiling exiled Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky allowed him to explore power in Russia from the end of communism until now.

The resulting film, "Citizen K," premiered at the Venice International Film Festival on Saturday.

Gibney says Khodorkovsky has a unique perspective on how Russia works, having been at both the top and the bottom. Khodorkovsky, one of the richest men in Russia, spent a decade in prison after he was convicted on fraud charges that he claims d were politically motivated. He now lives in in London and is a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"I was totally in panic because I don't like speaking a lot," Khodorkovsky said at a festival news conference. "But Alex is always ready to understand....I don't regret at all doing this work with him."

He and Gibney did a series of extremely long interviews. The filmmaker said his subject "was very patient More

  • Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019
In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017, file photo, U.S. actor Johnny Depp waves for fans upon his arrival at a film premier in Tokyo. A new ad for a Dior men's fragrance called Sauvage, in which Depp appears, sparked outrage Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, for its use of Native American culture and symbols. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- 

Dior has produced a fragrance called Sauvage since the mid-1960s and used Johnny Depp in recent years to promote it. But a new advertising campaign that paired them with Native American imagery deepened wounds among a population whose ancestors were called savages and systematically killed.

The French luxury goods company posted a trailer Friday with a Lakota dancer in colorful clothing that it said embodied modern Native American culture and promised more details on the fragrance Monday. The videos were removed from Dior's Instagram and Twitter accounts hours later, although they still appeared on some unrelated accounts devoted to Depp.

The trailer and videos continued to generate heavy criticism. Sauvage in French has a variety of meanings, including wild, unspoiled and savage.

"That takes it to a whole other level of ignorance and racism," said Dallas Goldtooth of the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Minnesota. "You should be More

  • Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- 

Google will pay $150 million to $200 million to settle a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over how it treats information from children on its YouTube video site, according to a published report Friday.

The FTC has reportedly been investigating YouTube for violating a law designed to protect kids online. Politico said the FTC voted 3-2 along party lines to approve the fine to settle the case. The report said the matter now goes to the Justice Department for review.

Federal law typically requires parental consent before online services can collect information about children under 13.

The FTC's investigation into YouTube reportedly looked into how YouTube collects data to serve personalized ads. The company says the service is intended for people ages 13 and older, but it also has many popular kids-focused video channels.

The FTC and Google declined to comment.

YouTube has a separate app for kids, and it More

  • Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
In this photo taken on March 31, 2019, Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, center, a prominent Myanmar filmmaker, is seen during a public rally to support an amendment of the 2008 Constitution in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- 

A court in Myanmar has found a prominent filmmaker guilty of defaming the military with his postings on Facebook and sentenced him to a year in prison.

The lawyer defending Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi said he was prosecuted because his posts criticizing the army allegedly threatened to cause members of the military to mutiny or neglect their duties, an offense punishable by up to two years in prison. The filmmaker has been jailed since April.

"Everyone is worrying because I have received one year in jail, but I want to say, don't worry because I will return from prison, and I will continue my work," the defiant filmmaker said.

London-based Amnesty International called Thursday's verdict by the Insein Township Court "an appalling indictment of the state of freedom of expression" and said the punishment was especially cruel because Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi suffers from serious health problems, including liver cancer. It called for his immediate and More

  • Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019
Actress Juliette Binoche, from right, director Kore-eda Hirokazu, and actress Catherine Deneuve pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The Truth' and the opening gala at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- 

French actress Catherine Deneuve says the language barrier working with Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda caused some frustration but that she was happy in the end.

The 75-year-old stars in his latest film, "The Truth," which opened the 76th Venice International Film Festival Wednesday night.

Deneuve plays a French movie star whose tricky relationship with her grown daughter comes to a head after the publication of her memoir. Juliette Binoche plays the daughter.

"The Truth" is Kore-eda's first film shot outside of Japan and not in the Japanese language. Deneuve says the process of working through an interpreter to speak to the director was very unique and sometimes difficult.

"The Truth" is one of 21 films at the festival competing for the Golden Lion which will be announced on Sept. 7.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019
This March 3, 2018 photo released by NBC shows Leslie Jones, center, flanked by ice hockey Olympian Hilary Knight, left, and Colin Jost during the "Weekend Update" segment on "Saturday Night Live," in New York. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

"Saturday Night Live" cast member Leslie Jones is leaving the NBC show after five seasons, while Kate McKinnon is sticking around.

Jones' departure was confirmed by a person familiar with the change who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss Jones' status with the long-running sketch series.

The exit comes as Jones is branching out into other projects.

McKinnon will return for her eighth season with the show, the person said. McKinnon's portrayals of political figures including Hillary Clinton and Jeff Sessions have become a "SNL" staple.

Whether departures or additions, cast changes have become a part of the comic institution's ritual as it gets ready for another season, this time around No. 45 starting Sept. 28.

Earlier this month, Jones announced she's doing a Netflix stand-up special. In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show, the "Ghostbusters" star More

  • Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019
Jay Rowe, SVP of production, HBO
LOS ANGELES -- 

The speaker lineup for AFCI’s first Cineposium conference in Russia (September 13 – 16 in Saint Petersburg) continues to expand with top-level experts. Added to the lineup are:

--Asad Qizilbash – Head of PlayStation Productions (making his first international speaking appearance since becoming head of production).

--Iain Smith, OBE - Producer of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Children of Men,” “Spy Game” and “The Killing Fields.”

--Jay Rowe – SVP of production at HBO

--Cristen Carr Strubbe, SVP of physical production at Universal Pictures (“Jurassic World” and “Fifty Shades” franchises).

--Ashley Rice, EVP of physical production at Legendary Television & Digital Media (“Lost in Space,” “Carnival Row,” “The Looming Tower,” “Paper Girls,” and “Console Wars”). 

--Jeanette Volturno – Head of production at Blumhouse (the company behind iconic horror and drama films including “The Purge” franchise, “Get Out” and “ More

  • Monday, Aug. 26, 2019
This combination photo shows actress Viola Davis at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York on Nov. 12, 2018, left, and former first lady Michelle Obama on NBC's "Today" show in New York on Oct. 11, 2018. Davis is set to portray Obama in a Showtime series about America's first ladies. Davis also is an executive producer on the project, which is still in development. (Photos by Evan Agostini, left, and Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Viola Davis is set to portray Michelle Obama in a Showtime series under development about America's first ladies.

Davis also is an executive producer on the project, which Showtime said Monday will "peel back the curtain" on the lives of presidential spouses.

The first season will focus on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Obama.

Showtime said it's committed to three scripts for the proposed series. There is no air date since the series has yet to be ordered.

Former President Barack Obama and his wife launched their own production company in 2018, and have announced deals with Netflix and Spotify.

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