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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Discovery, Spielberg to debut 'Future Earth'

NEW YORK -- The Discovery Channel said it is working with Steven Spielberg on an animated series imagining life in the future.

The network said Thursday that ''Future Earth'' will be a miniseries showing what life might be like in 25, 50 and 100 years. Futurists and scholars will be consulted for their predictions to incorporate in the series.

The miniseries is expected to air in late 2011.

Clark Bunting, president of both the Discovery and Science channels, said he hopes to work Spielberg and his DreamWorks production companies on future projects as well.

Kerrigan's brother charged with manslaughter

BOSTON -- The brother of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was charged with manslaughter in the death of their 70-year-old father in what prosecutors called a drunken rage during a trivial argument over use of the family telephone, the Middlesex district attorney's office said Thursday.

Mark Kerrigan, 45, was indicted by a Middlesex Superior Court grand jury in the Jan. 24 death of Daniel Kerrigan.

He had already been charged with assault and battery on an elderly person resulting in serious bodily injury. Since being released on bail after a psychiatric evaluation, he has been living with his mother in the family's Stoneham home, where the alleged assault took place.

Mark Kerrigan's ''reckless actions and complete disregard for his father's safety and well-being'' led to his death, District Attorney Gerry Leone said in announcing the indictment.

Sex Pistols' former manager dies at age 64

LONDON -- The former manager of the Sex Pistols and one of the seminal figures of the punk rock era, Malcolm McLaren, died Thursday. He was 64.

A man who identified himself as his son Joe Corre said McLaren died of cancer in Switzerland.

''He was the original punk rocker and revolutionized the world,'' Corre said in a telephone interview. ''He's somebody I'm incredibly proud of. He's a real beacon of man for people to look up to.''