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BC-AP Entertainment Digest

April 8, 2019

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MONDAY, April 8

TV-GAME OF THRONES-THEN AND NOW _ Living in Westeros can really change a person. Those who survived the first seven seasons of “Game of Thrones” have seen their parents, children and pets stabbed, disemboweled and beheaded, some have lost body parts, been burned or frozen. A look at the twisted journeys of some of the characters who’ve managed to make it from 2011’s season one to the forthcoming season 6. By AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. UPCOMING: 1,400 words, photos.

MUSIC-ACM AWARDS _ Keith Urban was named entertainer of the year and Kacey Musgraves won three honors at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards, which also saw Dan + Shay solidify themselves as the hottest group in country music with multiple wins. By AP Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 740 words, photos.

TV-FOSSE-VERDON. The complex, fiery relationship Bob Fosse had with Gwen Verdon is the subject of a new eight-part mini-series on FX this month starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

CHALLENGED BOOKS _ “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,” in which the Pence family bunny turns out to be gay, was among the books most objected to last year at public libraries. The parody ranked No. 2 on the list of “challenged” books compiled by the American Library Association. Alex Gino’s “George,” which features a transgender child, was No. 1. By AP National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 530 words, photos.

BOOKS-TOM SELLECK _ Tom Selleck is working on a memoir, and it won’t just be about acting. The “Magnum P.I.” star has a deal with Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Selleck says he’ll share stories about his career but also about life away from the camera. SENT: 130 words, photo.

WWE-HART ATTACKED _ Authorities say a spectator faces assault and trespassing charges after tackling wrestler Bret “The Hitman” Hart while he was giving a speech during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony in Brooklyn. SENT: 130 words, photo.

RUSSIA-DIRECTOR DETAINED _ Kirill Serebrennikov, an acclaimed Russian theater and film director has been freed from house arrest, a verdict that follows longtime calls for his release from prominent cultural figures worldwide. SENT: 400 words, photos.



FILM REVIEW-HELLBOY: By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: Wednesday words by 5 p.m. Film Stills. (Note: Embargo until April 10th at 6pm EST.)

FILM REVIEW-HIGH LIFE _ By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 6 p.m. Film stills.

FILM REVIEW-LITTLE _ By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 3 p.m.. Film stills.

MUSIC REVIEW-NORAH JONES. Reviewed by Ragan Clark. UPCOMING Tuesday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.

MUSIC REVIEW-PETER GABRIEL _ Reviewed by AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: Tuesday: 370 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-DAMIEN JURADO. Reviewed by Pablo Gorondi. UPCOMING Wednesday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.

MUSIC REVIEW-SHOVELS & ROPE. Reviewed by Ragan Clark. UPCOMING Wednesday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.

MUSIC REVIEW-GLEN HANSARD. Reviewed by Scott Stroud. UPCOMING Friday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.

BOOK REVIEW-THE EIGHTH SISTER _ Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. UPCOMING Tuesday: 320 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-THEY ALL FALL DOWN _ Reviewed by Oline Cogdill. UPCOMING Tuesday: 400 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-THE RISK OF US _ Reviewed by Kim Curtis. UPCOMING Tuesday: 400 words, photo.

BOOL REVIEW-SAVING MEGHAN _ Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. UPCOMING Tuesday: 300 words, photo

BOOK REVIEW-OUTSIDE LOOKING IN _ Reviewed by Rob Merrill. UPCOMING Monday:460 words, photo.