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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:00 am

Briefs

Oprah Magazine to end monthly print editions

Associated Press

O, The Oprah Magazine is ending its regular monthly print editions with the December 2020 issue after 20 years of publication.

The brand, which is among the most recognizable magazines in the U.S., is not going away but will become more “more digitally-centric,” a Hearst spokeswoman Monday said. There will be “some form of print” after the December issue “but what it is exactly is still being worked out,” she said.

Winfrey, who serves as editorial director for the magazine, is also busy with her deal with Apple TV+.

Famous for her long-running TV talk show that ended in 2011, Winfrey has a new talk show debuting Thursday on Apple's service called “The Oprah Conversation.” She also has two other series on Apple TV+, “Oprah Talks COVID-19” and “Oprah's Book Club.”

Turner, Jonas baby

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have had their first child.

The 24-year-old “Game of Thrones” star Turner and the 30-year-old singer Jonas announced the birth Monday.

“Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are delighted to announce the birth of their baby,” they said in a statement released through his label Republic Records.

The couple was quiet about the pregnancy and gave no further details on the baby.

Turner, the England-born actor who played Sansa Stark on “Game of Thrones” for eight seasons, and Jonas, the Arizona-born musician who came to fame in a band with his brothers on the Disney Channel, began dating in 2016 and married last year.

Venice selections

The American frontier drama “The World to Come,” the Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren comedy-drama “The Duke,” Gia Coppola's “Mainstream,” and the Shia LaBeouf and Vanessa Kirby drama “Pieces of a Woman” are among the films set to premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in September, the first major event of its kind since the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of large gatherings worldwide, organizers said Tuesday.

The selections for the 77th edition, which launches Sept. 2 on the Venice Lido, are more global and less packed with star-studded Hollywood features than in years past as a result of the ongoing virus outbreak, festival director Alberto Barbera said.

Films premiering in competition include Chloe Zhao's “Nomadland;” Nicole Garcia's “Lovers,” with Stacy Martin; Susanna Nicchiarelli's “Miss Marx,” with Romola Garai as Karl Marx's daughter Eleanor; and Mona Fastvold's “The World to Come,” about two women who forge a connection in isolation in the mid-19th century. Based on Jim Shepard's short story, it also stars Kirby, Katherine Waterston and Casey Affleck.

Barbera noted that almost half of the competition film selections this year are directed by women. The festival has had notoriously poor gender parity in the past.


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