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Friday, September 08, 2017 1:00 am


4 filmmakers to get Governors Award

Associated Press

Actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman and Belgian director Agnes Varda are getting honorary Oscars this year.

The film academy said Wednesday that the four honorees will receive their Oscar statuettes at the ninth annual Governors Awards ceremony in November.

“I'm just so pleased with these four very different kinds of people, their different crafts and the different kinds of films that they make,” academy president John Bailey said in an interview.

“This shows the best of the whole notion of what the academy and the governors of the academy espouse to do, which is honor many different kinds of filmmakers,” he added.

The board of governors selected the honorees Tuesday night. None has previously won an Oscar, Bailey said.

New 'Bachelor'

ABC has announced race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. as its next “Bachelor.”

Luyendyk was revealed as the leading man for the reality competition on “Good Morning America” on Thursday. He says he's going into the experience with “an open mind, open heart.” The 35-year-old says his experience making quick decisions on the race track will help him on the show.

Luyendyk was the runner-up on the eighth season of “The Bachelorette” in 2012, failing to win the heart of Emily Maynard.

FNC adds show

Fox News Channel said Wednesday the series “Objectified” with host Harvey Levin will debut at 8 p.m. Sept. 17.

Each episode of “Objectified” will feature Levin interviewing a newsmaker or celebrity, with their valued objects helping to reveal what shaped them.

In the debut hour, Judy Sheindlin, TV's “Judge Judy,” discusses the prized keepsakes in her Greenwich, Connecticut, home.

The 10-episode series' other guests will include Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Martha Stewart, Tyler Perry and Mark Cuban.

'DWTS' cast

Nick and Vanessa Lachey, retired athletes Derek Fisher and Terrell Owens, and singer Debbie Gibson headline the upcoming season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Other cast members on the ABC reality competition include “Malcolm in the Middle” actor Frankie Muniz, professional wrestler Nikki Bella and “Property Brothers” star Drew Scott.

The 25th season of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres Sept. 18.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Aimee Mann is 57. Actor Thomas Kretschmann is 55. Singer Marc Gordon is 53. Singer Neko Case is 47. Actor David Arquette is 46. Actor Martin Freeman is 46. Drummer Richard Hughes is 42. Actor Larenz Tate is 42. Actor Nathan Corddry is 40. Singer Pink is 38. Singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson is 37. Actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas is 36. Rapper Wiz Khalifa is 30. DJ and music producer Avicii is 28. Actor Gaten Matarazzo is 15.