Dick Van Dyke Will Receive Britannia Award for Excellence In Television

Not much to say except that I absolutely adore this man.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines. This year’s event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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A-list female stars flock to TV for better roles | GulfNews.com

Forget playing “the girlfriend” or “the mum.” Television is proving an embarrassment of riches for women thanks to complex, original characters and female-centric plots that are attracting Oscar-calibre movie stars to the small screen.

Once regarded as the step child to Hollywood movies, A-list actors like Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Susan Sarandon are flocking to TV series, and jostling for this year’s Emmy awards.

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Michael Jackson estate plans TV animated Halloween special | The Citizen

An animated television special featuring Michael Jackson will premiere this year for Halloween in the latest posthumous project by the estate of the late King of Pop.

The estate said “Michael Jackson’s Halloween” will air on CBS in the United States around the October 31 holiday dedicated to the ghoulish and supernatural.

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Iwan Rheon says Marvel’s Inhumans is an “origin story” that sets up the classic comic book status quo

Marvel’s new series Inhumans will function as a prequel of sorts to the comic book, according to star Iwan Rheon.The ex-Game of Thrones star told Digital Spy that the ABC sci-fi drama is an “origin story” for characters like Black Bolt (Anson Mount) and Medusa (Serinda Swan).Rheon, who plays Maximus, explained that he didn’t have much time to read the original comics before filming, as he landed the part just a week after completing filming on Sky Atlantic’s Riviera.

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