Saturday, September 21, 2019

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from September 15th to 21st, 2019 - Update #24

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TELEVISION - From Deadline:  Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik, who played nerd couple, "Sheldon & Amy" on CBS' recently ended "The Big Bang Theory," are reportedly reunited for a new sitcom on Fox.  "Entitled "Carla," it is a based on the BBC series, "Miranda."

SPORTS - From Deadline:  "The Immaculate Reception" has been named the greatest play in the history of the National Football League (NFL) by a nationwide panel of 68 media members.  This article has video of the deflected pass that Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Franco Harris, caught ran for a touchdown in the Steelers first playoff win.

BOX OFFICE - From Deadline:  The "Downton Abbey" movie looks like it will squash "Rambo Last Blood" and Brad Pitt's "Ad Astra" to win the weekend box office.

MOVIES - From YahooMoviesUK:  Samara Weaving, who is starring in "Bill & Ted 3," says that Keanu Reeves is unaware of his huge online fanbase.

ECO - From Time:  Angelina Jolie writes for "Time Magazine": Climate Change Is Already Displacing Millions of People. It's Our Responsibility to Help Them

MOVIES - From Deadline:  Joe and Anthony Russo ("Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame") will receive will receive the 2019 Publicists Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award from the International Cinematographers Guild.

STREAMING - From USAToday:  Amazon's "Lord of the Rings" TV series will film in New Zealand (and it already is) as Peter Jackson's film trilogy did.

DISNEY - From Deadline:  "Vanity Fair" has an advanced excerpt from Disney CEO Bob Iger's memoir, "The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company."  Iger says that if Apple CEO Steve Jobs had lived, Disney and Apple would have merged.

TELEVISION - From Deadline:  "Hogan's Heroes" is coming back.  Albert Ruddy, co-creator of the original 1960s comedy TV series, is joining Village Roadshow and Rough Pictures, to produce a sequel that focuses on the descendants of the original TV show who are now treasure hunters.

STREAMING - From Deadline: NBCUniversal has named its new streaming service "Peacock."  A number of Peacock's series will be reboots of old NBC and Universal properties, like "Saved by the Bell."

From TVLine:  One of the series that NBCUniversal is reviving for its streaming service, "Peacock," is "Saved by the Bell."  Is anyone from the original cast coming back?

STREAMING - From Deadline:  There will be a second reboot of the old ABC TV series, "Battlestar Galactica."  Fans remember Syfy's 2003-09 series.  Now, NBCUniversal, which owns the property, has ordered a reboot from "Mr. Robot" creator, Sam Esmail.  The new series will debut on NBCU's new streaming service, which was recently named, "Peacock."

MOVIES - From CBR:  Original "Ghostbusters" star, Dan Aykroyd, will return for the upcoming "Ghostbusters 2020."

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:   The winner of the 9/13 to 9/15/2019 weekend box office is "It: Chapter Two" with an estimated take of 40.7 million dollars.

TELEVISION - From Variety:  Emmy-winning actress Jane Lynch has revealed that she has joined Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer-songwriter, Cyndi Lauper, and former "Seinfeld" writer, Carol Leifer, in developing a new comedy similar to NBC's long-running hit, "The Golden Girls."  They hope to sell the series to Netflix.

MOVIES - From TheGuardian:  In its "100 best films of the 21st century" list, the site goes with Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" (2007) as the top film.  And they stupidly start with the year 2000.

From TheGuardian:  Paul Thomas Anderson talks about his film being #1.

EMMYS - From IndieWire: Here is the winners' list from the second night of the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

From Variety:  Last night, Saturday, September 14, 2019 was "Night 1" of the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards."  This article has a full list of winners.

From TheWrap:  Last night at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys, legendary TV producer, Norman Lear, became the oldest Emmy Award winner at the age of 97 years and 49 days old.  He beat a record that had been set half and hour earlier when David Attenborough won an Emmy at the age of 93 years old.

CULTURE - From THR:  "Who decides who is allowed to say the "N-word?" Kareem Abdul-Jabbar supports writer Walter Mosley's decision to quit the writing staff of "Star Trek: Discovery" after Mosley was admonished for telling a story that involved him using the word "nigger."

From TheNewYorkTimes:  Novelist and screenwriter Walter Mosley explains why he quit "Star Trek: Discover."


From ABC:  Groundbreaking female journalist and political commentator, Cokie Roberts, has died at the age of 75, Tuesday, September 17, 2019.  A three-time Emmy winner, Roberts may be best known for her association with National Public Radio (NPR) and ABC News.  Roberts was a longtime panelist on ABC's Sunday morning news show, "The Week" and ABC's evening news show, "World News Tonight."

From YahooEntertainment:  Actor Brian Turk died at the age of 49, Friday, September 13, 2019.  He was best known for his role as "Gabriel" in HBO's "Carnivale" (2003-2005).  He was a football player at the University of Southern Califonia, and began his acting career in 1993.

From RollingStone:  Singer-songwriter, producer, and recording artist, Ric Ocasek, has died at the age of 75, Sunday, September 15, 2019.  Ocasek is best remembered as the lead singer, primary songwriter, and rhythm guitarist of "the Cars," a band known for fusing pop and new wave music.  Ocasek was also a prolific music producer for other acts including Weezer, No Doubt, and Bad Brains, to name a few.

From YahooEntertainmentRic Ocasek, lead singer of the 1970s-80s New Wave rock band, died of cardiovascular disease according to an autopsy report released today, Monday, September 16, 2019, by the New York City medical examiner’s office.  Ocasek passed away Sunday.

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