BC-AP Entertainment Digest
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FRIDAY, May 3
SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW-BOOKSMART _ Actress Olivia Wilde makes her directorial debut with “Booksmart,” a high school comedy about two overachievers who decide to have one wild night, that is poised to be a big summer breakout. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.
TONY WATCH-SARAH STILES _ Actress Sarah Stiles puts a history of puppets onstage aside for a musical adaptation of the film “Tootsie” and earns her second Tony Award nomination. AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 700 words, photos and video.
MISS USA _ A 27-year-old lawyer from North Carolina who represents prison inmates for free won the Miss USA title Thursday night, describing herself as a “weird kid” with a “unibrow” who’s now part of the first generation of truly empowered women. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 700 words, photos.
KEITH WHITLEY-EXHIBIT _ Thirty years after his death, country singer Keith Whitley is getting his first exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Kentucky singer seemed destined for greatness, but his life was cut tragically short at the age of 33. By Kristin M. Hall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos and video.
NIGERIA-TIWA SAVAGE _ Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage says there’s a “revolution going on” in African music and she is “very humbled and excited” to take her music to a worldwide audience. By Louise Dixon. SENT: 530 words, photos planned.
PEOPLE-KELLY CLARKSON _ Kelly Clarkson had her appendix removed soon after hosting the Billboard Music Awards. SENT: 113 words, photo.
FILM REVIEW-POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU. By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Thursday: 700 words, film stills.
FILM REVIEW-LONG SHOT. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Wednesday: 700 words. Film stills.
FILM REVIEW-EXTREMELY WICKED SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE. By AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT Wednesday: 800 words. Film stills.
MUSIC REVIEW-VAMPIRE WEEKEND. Reviewed by Scott Stroud. SENT Thursday: 250 words, photo.
MUSIC REVIEW-BIG THIEF. Reviewed by Ragan Clark. UPCOMING Thursday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.
BOOK REVIEW-CAPE MAY. Reviewed by Kendal Weaver. SENT Monday: 250 words, photo.
BOOK REVIEW-THE INVITED. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 400 words, photo.
BOOK REVIEW-LIKE LIONS. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 380 words, photo.
BOOK REVIEW-FROM SCRATCH. Reviewed by Kim Curtis. SENT Wednesday: 425 words.
BOOK REVIEW-THE ASH FAMILY. Reviewed By Kim Curtis. SENT Wednesday: 360 words, photo.