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Anne Buydens, widow of actor Kirk Douglas, dies at 102

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Kirk Douglas’ wife and philanthropist, Anne Buydens, has died. She was 102.

The longtime Hollywood staple, who presided over The Bryna Company and the Douglas Foundation until her death, died peacefully at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif., delegates for the Douglas family told for they on Thursday.

Buydens first met the famous actor love of her life in 1953 when Douglas extended to her an employment opportunity as his marketing expert while he was in Paris to film “Act of Love.” Although she at first rebuffed a dinner date from the late star, Buydens rather settled on fried eggs at home a couple of hours after the fact.

In 2017, the couple published a book about their decades-long romance titled “Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood.”

Actor Michael Douglas said of his stepmother’s passing: “My father could never keep a secret. Anne was just the opposite, That’s why when I read their co-authored book, ‘Kirk and Anne,’ in which she talked about her early life in Germany; her war years in occupied Paris; her career before she met my father,” he said.

“She also included their private correspondence, which gave me new insights into their courtship and marriage. Anne was more than a stepmother, and never “wicked.” She brought out the best in all of us, especially our father. Dad would never have had the career he did without Anne’s support and partnership. Catherine and I and the children adored her; she will always be in our hearts.”

In 2017, Douglas disclosed to Fox News he figured out how to draw near to Buydens regardless of her hesitations in being enchanted by the famous actor.

“I couldn’t convince her to go out with me, but I finally convinced her to do my publicity on the film ‘Act of Love,’” he explained at the time. “I knew it would be strictly business, yet she still fascinated me and I wanted to know all about her. She had a wicked sense of humor, spoke four languages and was the most sophisticated and elegant woman I had ever met. So I fell in love with her.”

Douglas likewise told they that he credited date night for sparking the sentiment consistently throughout the long term.

“[Date night is] the same as it’s been throughout our marriage,” he said. “We spend what we call the ‘golden hour’ together at around 6:30 each night. We’ll sit and talk and laugh and share our day and our thoughts with each other.”

Kirk Douglas, quite possibly the most well known American leading men of the mid-20th century associated with his dimpled jawline, etched highlights, and virile Hollywood jobs, kicked the bucket on February 5, 2020, at 103 years old.

Anne Douglas is made due by children Peter, Michael and Joel; little girls in-law Catherine and Lisa; seven grandkids: Cameron, Dylan, Carys, Kelsey, Tyler, Jason and Ryan; two extraordinary grandkids Lua Izzy and Ryder, nurtured by Cameron Douglas and Viviane Thibes; and a sister, Merle Werbke of Berlin, Germany. Anne was predeceased by her child Eric in 2004 and her significant other Kirk in 2020.

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Actor Kavin to star in the next web series named ‘Akashvani’

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Kavin is popular for his role in the serial ‘Saravanan Meenakshi.’ Following this, he acted in little roles in films and debuted as a hero in Tamil film with the film ‘Natpunna Ennanu Theriyuma.’

Kavin, who partook in the third season of the Bigg Boss show following that, acquired numerous fans. He is as of now completing his acting career in the film ‘Lift.’ The film is getting ready for release.

In the mean time, entertainer Kavin has signed on to star in the next web series. Named Akashvani, the web series is said to be directed by a newcomer. Choice of cast, actresses, and technical artists to star in this web series is in progress. An authority declaration about this web series is relied upon to be released soon.

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Delroy Lindo to star in lead role of upcoming Amazon series ‘Anansi Boys’

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Delroy Lindo has been cast in a lead role of the upcoming Amazon series adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel “Anansi Boys,” Variety has learned.

“Anansi Boys” follows Charlie Nancy, a young fellow who is accustomed to being embarrassed by his estranged father, Mr. Nancy. In any case, when his dad passes on, Charlie finds that his dad was Anansi: trickster god of stories. What’s more, he discovers that he has a sibling. Presently his brother, Spider, is entering Charlie’s life, resolved to make it really intriguing yet making it much more risky.

Lindo will star as Anansi/Mr. Nancy. The person is described as all appeal. Apparently, his dad was a sluggish man who undermined Charlie’s mom. Be that as it may, Mr Nancy had another side to him. He was a god of stories and trickery all things considered.

“Delroy Lindo is a giant of the stage and the screen, and we are so lucky to have him,” Gaiman said. “I cannot wait to see his gravitas and charm being deployed for the benefit of Anansi Boys, as he plays an unreliable father with hidden depths.”

Lindo most as of late acquired gigantic basic approval for his job in the Spike Lee film “Da 5 Bloods.” It was Lindo’s fourth collaboration with Lee by and large, with the two first working together on “Malcolm X.” His other significant film roles include “The Core,” “The One,” “Gone in 60 Seconds,” “and “Get Shorty.” He will next be found in the western “The Harder They Fall” alongside Jonathan Majors, Regina King, Idris Elba, and Zazie Beetz. On the TV side, Lindo had a main role in the Paramount Plus series “The Good Fight” and has appeared on shows like “Kidnapped,” “The Chicago Code,” and “Believe.”

He is repped by APA.

Amazon has given “Anansi Boys” series a six-episode order with plans set up to start shooting in Scotland in the not so distant future. Gaiman, Sir Lenny Henry, Douglas Mackinnon, Hanelle M. Culpepper, Hilary Bevan Jones, and Richard Fee serve in as executive producers. Gaiman and Henry are likewise authors on the series, as the first story for the book was created by the pair. Different writers include Arvind Ethan David, Kara Smith, and Racheal Ofori. Gaiman and Mackinnon will fill in as co-showrunners. Culpepper will coordinate the pilot. Jermain Julien and Azhur Saleem will likewise coordinate scenes of the series. Paul Frift will deliver.

The show is produced by Amazon Studios, The Blank Corporation, Endor Productions, and RED Production organization. Gaiman at present has a general deal with Amazon.

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PBS’ iconic animated series ‘Arthur’ will end after 25 season

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“Arthur,” the iconic animated children’s series about an lovable aardvark, is finishing after its 25th season.

The longest-running children’s animated series in the history of American TV, “Arthur” will end on PBS Kids, with its last season launching in winter 2022.

Unique show developer Kathy Waugh broke the news in a meeting on the Finding DW webcast with voice actor Jason Szwimmer.

“‘Arthur’ is no longer in production. We had our wrap party two years ago,” Waugh told Szwimmer. “I think [PBS] made a mistake, and I think ‘Arthur’ should come back and I’m know I’m not alone in thinking they made a mistake. I don’t know if it was a ratings issue or if it felt like it needed to be retired. To me, it felt evergreen, like it was never going to end but it did end, we finished the last episode [of] Season 25 two years ago.”

Waugh developed the series, which originally circulated in 1996, from the books by Marc Brown, who made the character in 1976.

“Arthur” executive producer Carol Greenwald affirmed the news to Variety in an articulation, saying, “‘Arthur’ is the longest-running kids animated series in history and is known for teaching kindness, empathy and inclusion through many groundbreaking moments to generations of viewers. In the winter of 2022, the 25th and final season of ‘Arthur’ will debut. ‘Arthur’ will continue to be available on PBS Kids for years to come. Producer GBH and PBS Kids are continuing to work together on additional ‘Arthur’ content, sharing the lessons of Arthur and his friends in new ways.”

All through its 25-year run with more than 240 episodes, the “Arthur” franchise has extended to music, video games, toys and social media memes. The series has won four Emmys and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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