Children's entertainment

January 13, 2020 - 8:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A ward-winning children's author Jason Reynolds has taken on a new project: He has been named the country's next National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a two-year position. The Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader jointly announced...
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This image released by Apple shows the character Snoopy in a scene from an animated short "Snoopy in Space." Apple TV Plus has carved out prominent roles for Charlie Brown's floppy-eared beagle and puppets from the famed Sesame Workshop in its slate of kid and family friendly programs. (Apple via AP)
January 07, 2020 - 1:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New technology. Same furry faces. When Apple was thinking about what kind of children's TV programming it wanted on its new streaming service, it doubled down on two multi-generational crowd-pleasers — Snoopy and “Sesame Street.” Apple TV Plus has carved out prominent roles for...
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This image released by Apple shows the character Snoopy in a scene from an animated short "Snoopy in Space." Apple TV Plus has carved out prominent roles for Charlie Brown's floppy-eared beagle and puppets from the famed Sesame Workshop in its slate of kid and family friendly programs. (Apple via AP)
January 07, 2020 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New technology. Same furry faces. When Apple was thinking about what kind of children's TV programming it wanted on its new streaming service, it doubled down on two multi-generational crowd-pleasers — Snoopy and “Sesame Street.” Apple TV Plus has carved out prominent roles for...
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January 04, 2020 - 8:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Discovery Channel says a television show featuring Bill O’Reilly is not an official program on their network after receiving backlash for the former Fox News host's appearance on the show amid sexual harassment allegations against him. A Discovery Channel spokesman said the...
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FILE - This Feb. 26, 2017 file photo shows Barry Jenkins and the cast and crew of "Moonlight" accepting the award for best picture at the Oscars in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 29, 2019 - 12:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When the family-friendly Hallmark Channel recently pulled, under pressure from a conservative group, a set of ads featuring a kiss between two happy brides at the altar, backlash was swift — to say the least. Within hours, stars like Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner were tweeting...
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This undated photo provided by Michael Chen shows his father Da Chen. The brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing up in the midst of China’s cultural revolution to create the critically acclaimed memoir “Colors of the Mountain," has died at age 57. Chen died Dec. 17, his wife, Dr. Sun-Ling Chen, said Tuesday, Dec. 24, from the family’s home in Temecula, California. (Michael Chen via AP)
December 24, 2019 - 9:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Da Chen, the brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing up in the midst of China’s cultural revolution to create the critically acclaimed memoir “Colors of the Mountain," has died at age 57. Chen died of lung cancer on Dec. 17, his...
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December 24, 2019 - 7:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Da Chen, the brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing up in the midst of China’s cultural revolution to create the critically acclaimed memoir “Colors of the Mountain," has died at age 57. Chen died of lung cancer on Dec. 17, his...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo, DaBaby performs "Sugar" at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Grammy-nominated rapper “DaBaby” was detained in North Carolina hours after he gave away toys to children and shortly after his concert. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police issued citations to the rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and resisting and officer Monday, Dec. 23, news outlets reported. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 24, 2019 - 12:33 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was handcuffed and cited on a misdemeanor marijuana charge in North Carolina hours after he performed a concert and gave away toys to children. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police issued citations to the rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, on...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2006, file photo, Caroll Spinney, right, who portrays "Sesame Street" characters Oscar The Grouch, left, and Big Bird, arrives for the Daytime Emmy nominee party at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on "Sesame Street," died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
December 09, 2019 - 4:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. The legendary puppeteer lived for some time with dystonia, which causes...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO CAROLL, INSTEAD OF CARROL - FILE - In a May 21, 2000, file photo, Caroll Spinney, center, best known for his TV character Big Bird from "Sesame Street," receives an honorary doctor of Humane Letters degree from Eastern Connecticut State University President David G. Carter, right, during commencement in Willimantic, Conn. Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. He was 85. (AP Photo/Steve Miller, File)
December 08, 2019 - 6:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. The legendary puppeteer lived for some time with dystonia, which causes...
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