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‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’: Original Creators Back Out of Live-Action Remake, Fandom Reacts – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ co-creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have left Netflix’s live-action remake, prompting fan reactions.

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Netflix struck gold when they optioned Avatar: The Last Airbender on their platform. The critically-acclaimed Nickelodeon show has a committed fanbase that grows every day. In fact, Avatar: The Last Airbenderrecently broke the record for the longest-running top 10 streak for a Netflix show. Possibly as a result of its success, Netflix decided to put plans for a live-action remake of the series into motion. Initially, fans were pleased to learn that the shows original creators, Michael Dante DiMa…

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Ellen DeGeneres Returns to Show With Apology for Toxic Workplace – The New York Times

“Things happen here that never should have happened,” the host says. Warner Bros. started investigating her show in July, after complaints of a toxic workplace culture. Three top producers have been ousted.

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The truth is, I am that person that you see on TV, she continued. I am also a lot of other things. Sometimes I get sad, I get mad, I get anxious, I get frustrated, I get impatient. And I am working on all of that. I am a work in progress.
The on-air apology followed two apologies one by email, the other during a videoconference that she had made to her staff over the summer.
In her remarks on Monday, Ms. DeGeneres, one of the first television stars to announce that she was gay, also referenced…

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The 2020 Emmy Awards Were the Least-Watched Ever – Vulture

And here’s why that’s not a surprise.

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Oh, Schitt: The TV audience for Sunday nights virtual Emmy Awards fell to 6.1 million viewers, easily making it the least-watched in Nielsen ratings history. Despite some really good reviews, the Jimmy Kimmelhosted event managed to drop about 13 percent below the low-water mark set by last years hostless Emmys, which averaged 7 million same-day viewers on Fox, according to Nielsen. Ratings for awards shows have been trending way down in recent years, along with everything else on traditional TV,…

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Who is Your Dream ‘American Idol’ Judge? Vote! – Billboard

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Online auditions for ABC’s American Idol are still underway, and Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and host Ryan Seacrest will return for the next season. But if it was up to you, who would be your dream judge?
Idol alums Adam Lambert, Clay Aiken, Carrie Underwood and Tori Kelly already know the drill and would make great additions to the judges panel. Lambert even filled in as a guest judge for Keith Urban once in 2014.
Lady Gaga and will.i.am have previously served as mentors on the sing…

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