Entertainment Other projects from the 'Parks & Rec' cast that are worth your time
Walt Disney World Laying Off 8,800 Part-Time Union Staff As Part Of Broad U.S. Parks Retrenchment
Walt Disney Word will lay off 8,857 part-time union employees as part of the 28,000 staff cuts the entertainment announced late last month at its domestic parks. Disney didn’t announce the split between Orlando, which opened in July at reduced capacity, and Disneyland in Anaheim, which remains shuttered and according to California Governor Gavin Newsom today won’t be reopening any time soon.
Video: Latinx Creators In The Comic Book Industry (HuffPost)
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production companyis getting into the kids’ TV business with an animated preschool series from Doc McStuffins creator and .
These Are the Wealthiest Canadian Actors of 2020
Jean-François Gagné, the co-chair of the COVID-19 Exposure Notification App Advisory Council, talks about Canada’s ‘Covid Alert’ app and just how effective it really is.
The streamer has ordered 40, 12-minute episodes of Ada Twist, Scientist, which is based on the book series by author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts.
The series, which will launch in 2021, follows Ada Twist, a young Black scientist who will explore helping people through scientific discovery, collaboration and friendship.
Kerri Grant, a writer on Mira, Royal Detective and Nella The Princess Knight, will serve as showrunner. Wonder Worldwide, the company behind Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles, is also a producing partner on the project, which is the first series under Netflix’s overall deal with Nee and her production company Laughing Wild.
Man Finds 9-Carat Diamond He Thought Was Glass in Arkansas State Park: 'I Was in Complete Shock'
"I honestly teared up when they told me," Kevin Kinard recalled of the moment he learned his crystal was a 9.07-carat diamondKevin Kinard said he didn't think much of the marble-sized crystal that he found while visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park on Labor Day, according to a press release from the park.
Eight-year old Ada Twist is a pint-sized scientist with a giant-sized curiosity, who aspires to discover the truth about absolutely everything. With the help of her two best friends, Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck, Ada unravels and solves mysteries for her friends and family. But solving the mystery is only the beginning, because science isn’t just about learning how and why and what… it’s about putting that knowledge into action to make the world a better place.
The series will also include real scientists to inspire young viewers. Nee will exec produce alongside Mark Burton, Tonia Davis, Priya Swaminathan, Andrea Beaty and David Roberts. Dr. Knatokie Ford, former Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Alie Ward, a contributor to Netflix’s educational series Brainchild, serve as series consultants.
Nee said, “I’m thrilled to be partnering with Higher Ground to bring Ada Twist to the screen. As a fan of the books I was taken with the diverse characters, striking designs and vital message that science matters. Plus, Ada fulfills my personal need to populate children’s television with strong girls who aren’t afraid to be the smartest kids in the room. Once Kerri Grant came on board to showrun, I knew we had the dream team to bring this special series to life.”
Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Original Animation, Netflix, added “Chris, Kerri and their talented team are creating a series that goes well beyond entertaining kids; they are bringing to life stories that reflect the world we live in and inspire us to envision solutions to the challenges we face. Ada is brilliant and funny and we hope she will ignite curiosity for kids around the world.”
Jason Priestley Addresses Jessica Alba's Claim That She Couldn't Make Eye Contact with 90210 Cast .
Jessica Alba said that she was instructed to avoid looking at the cast in the eye when she appeared as a guest star on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1998 , remembering that she was instructed to avoid looking at the cast in the eye. "On the set of 90210, I couldn’t even make eye contact with any of the cast members, which was really strange when you’re, like, trying to do a scene with them," she said. "Yeah, it was like, 'You’re not allowed to make eye contact with any one of the cast members or you’ll be thrown off the set.