In South America, traces of Americanized ideals and businesses can be spotted in metropolitan areas and are seen as signs of wealth. Unfortunately one fashion merchandiser in Buenos Aires has taken an American symbol for hate and is generating funds by becoming the South American version of Abercrombie and Fitch. Ramiro Fita, founder of John L. Cook, uses the Confederate Flag for his fashion company’s logo. Al-Jazeera reporter Mimi Dwyer revealed Fita learned about the infamous flag while living in Baltimore, Maryland in the 70s. Fita returned to Argentina and opened John L. Cook in 1975;.. The name, “John L. Cook” and the Confederate flag were chosen because Fita and his wife believed it sounded and looked authentically American.
Gabrielle Union To Star In “Lion Kong” Spin-Off
According to Entertainment Weekly, the actress will be providing the voice of Nala for Disney’s upcoming television movie, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa, and Ernie Sabella will do the same for his character, Pumbaa… The movie will shadow Kion—Nala and Simba’s second-born son—and the rest of the Lion Guard, which is a task force of animals responsible for preserving the Pride Lands… The Lion Guard is set to premiere in November of 2015. A television series, which will be based on the film, will later follow the premiere in 2016.
Sesame Street Heading To HBO
Reports the New York Times: Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit group behind the children’s television program, has struck a deal with HBO, the premium cable network, that will bring the next five seasons of “Sesame Street” to HBO and its streaming outlets starting this fall. The partnership will allow Sesame Workshop to significantly increase its production of “Sesame Street” episodes and other new programming. The group will produce 35 new “Sesame Street” episodes a year, up from the 18 it produces now. Sesame Workshop also will create a spinoff series based on the “Sesame Street” Muppets and another new educational series for children.