The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 1:00 am


'Dead' actor returning to AMC series

Associated Press

Lauren Cohan walked away from “The Walking Dead.” Now she's headed back.

At the end of Saturday's New York Comic Con panel for the apocalyptic AMC zombie series that has spawned its own universe, a masked cast member stood and revealed herself to be Cohan, whose return was subsequently announced.

AMC also announced an 11th season of the series, whose 10th began Sunday night.

Cohan, who played Maggie Greene on the show starting in Season 2, left as a full-time cast member to pursue other projects after the eighth season then made a few guest appearances in the ninth.

It's not clear when or how Cohan's character will return.

Book of Morrison

A book of Toni Morrison quotations is coming out in December.

“The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom” will draw from her whole body of work, including celebrated novels such as “Beloved” and “Song of Solomon.”

The foreword is by Zadie Smith, adapted from a tribute she wrote soon after the Nobel laureate died in August at age 88.

A publisher's note describes the book as a distillation of her major themes, including “transcendence through imagination; the self and its discontents; the vicissitudes of love; the whirligig of memory; the singular power of women; the original American sin of slavery; the bankruptcy of racial oppression; the complex humanity; and art of black people.”

Netflix on Broadway

Broadway will be turning back the clock next month when it converts one of its august theaters into a movie theater and starts screenings of Martin Scorsese's “The Irishman.”

Netflix is going to put up a screen in the Belasco Theatre and show the movie on the Broadway model of eight performances a week – Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 1 to Dec 1. 

Giving list 

The Journal Gazette will publish wish lists from established 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio that seek donations to directly assist people in need.

Lists should be sent to with the subject line “Journal Gazette Giving.” Include a group name, mission, address, phone number and needs, including drop-off times and locations for donations.

Deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 1. Call Jessica Garvin at 461-8364 or email with questions.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Paul Hogan is 80. Actor-comedian Chevy Chase is 76. Author R.L. Stine is 76. Actress Sigourney Weaver is 70. Comedian Darrell Hammond is 64. Actress Kim Wayans is 58. Singer CeCe Winans is 55. Actor-screenwriter Matt Damon is 49. Actor Nick Cannon is 39. Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is 34.

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