Ava DuVernay, her company, honored by MacDowell artist colony: K-pop band BTS announces new album to be released in November; "Game of Thrones" stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington expecting first child. (Sept. 28)
LIZZIE KNIGHT: "AP ShowBiz Minute." Filmmaker Ava DuVernay will be honored next month by artist colony MacDowell, which is presenting its inaugural Marion MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award to her media company and arts collective, Array. The award's named for the co-founder of MacDowell, the century-old artist residency in Peterborough, New Hampshire where James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, and many others have been visiting Fellows. MacDowell will hosted virtual ceremony on October 19.
K-pop superstars BTS have announced their new album "BE-- Deluxe Edition" will be released on November 20. The new album follows their record-breaking single "Dynamite," which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two consecutive weeks. BTS will appear on the "Tonight Show," starring Jimmy Fallon for a week long special for Monday and will also hold online concerts on October 10 and 11.
Rose Leslie and Kit Harrington are expecting their first child. Leslie's pregnancy was revealed in a photo shoot for a British magazine and posted on Instagram. "The Game of Thrones" stars married in June 2018. This is Lizzie Knight with "AP Showbiz Minute."