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BC-AP Entertainment and Arts Digest,2nd Ld-Writethru

August 12, 2016

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TV-FOX NEWS-MANAGEMENT — Rupert Murdoch moves to set up a new management structure at Fox News following Roger Ailes’ departure amid sexual harassment allegations. SENT: 105 words, photos. Will be updated.

TV-THOMAS GIBSON — Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from the long-running CBS drama “Criminal Minds.” By Television Writer Frazier Moore. SENT: 320 words.

CAMPAIGN 2016-MEDIA — Some media are going far beyond tough questioning to clarify some of Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump’s statements. Instead, they’re leading the candidate to what might be less controversial positions — not always successfully. By Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3:30 p.m., photos.

AFGHANISTAN-PRINCE CHARITY — Marni Gustavson’s eyes brimmed with tears as she watched a dozen Afghan children learning the words to Prince’s “Purple Rain.” ″It’s a tribute,” she said, to the artist who quietly donated funds that helped pay for the building she was standing in, the headquarters of Afghanistan’s national scout movement on the outskirts of Kabul. Gustavson, a Seattle native who has made Kabul her home, runs the Parsa NGO, which has revived Afghanistan’s long-dormant scouting movement. By Lynne O’Donnell. SENT: 950 words, photos.

ARMCHAIR OLYMPICS — NBC’s Rowdy Gaines lets his excitement get the best of him in Michael Phelps’ latest medal race; the gold for Fiji; and NBC’s ratings continue below London levels. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 560 words, photos.

RIO OLYMPICS-WHAT TO WATCH — Day 7 of the Rio Olympic Games features medal action in swimming, track and field, track cycling, fencing, judo and more. SENT: 1,280 words, photos.

DAILY BEAST-GAY ATHLETES — The Daily Beast has withdrawn a story that prompted the ire of many readers, complaining that it could have outed gay athletes at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The story’s removal from the site Thursday night came hours after the publication’s editor-in-chief apologized for the article, which was first revised before being taken down completely. By Sports Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 425 words.

BOSTON COMIC CON — Capt. James Tiberius Kirk is beaming down to Beantown for this weekend’s Comic Con. The Boston edition of the popular entertainment and comic arts festival gets underway Friday and runs through Sunday at the Seaport World Trade Center. SENT: 200 words.

MUSIC ROW-TOURS — For the first time, 10 of Nashville’s Music Row recording studios are preparing to formally open their doors to tour groups. SENT: 125 words. Will be updated.

OBAMA-SUMMER READING — The White House released President Barack Obama’s summer reading list on Friday as the first family vacationed in Martha’s Vineyard. SENT: 280 words, photos.

PEOPLE-HUGH JACKMAN — Hugh Jackman is getting a taste of the attention focusing on his appearance that’s normally reserved for female celebrities. SENT: 120 words, photos.

PRINCE-ESTATE — A judge in Minnesota has given the administrator of Prince’s estate approval to sell some properties belonging to the late recording artist. SENT: 130 words.

TED NUGENT AIDE-DEATH — Charges have been filed in the overdose death of Ted Nugent’s property manager in southern Michigan. SENT: 125 words. SENT: 125 words.

THEATER-WILL CHASE — Will Chase is back on Broadway in “Something Rotten!” in a role he helped create. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 500 words, photos, video.

TNT-MONDAY NBA DOUBLEHEADERS — TNT is adding a Monday night doubleheader package to its NBA coverage, starting with an NBA Finals rematch on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 115 words.

PEOPLE-NATE PARKER — The writer, director, producer and star of “The Birth of a Nation” says the Sundance Institute offered him encouragement and support when he needed it most. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT: 270 words, photos.

INDIA-SHAH RUKH KHAN — Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan tweeted Friday that he is detained at U.S. airports “every damn time” after he was stopped at the Los Angeles International Airport. Richard R. Verma, the U.S. Ambassador to New Delhi, responded with an apology in a tweet saying the U.S. government was working “to ensure it doesn’t happen again.” SENT: 180 words, photos.

BOSNIA-FILM FESTIVAL — The 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival is kicking off Friday with Robert De Niro presenting Martin Scorsese’s restored “Taxi Driver.” The actor will also receive the festival’s first lifetime achievement award. SENT: 125 words.









FILM-BOX OFFICE — All eyes are on “Suicide Squad” to see how the Warner Bros./ DC pic holds up in its second weekend in theaters. Regardless, it should easily top the box office against a diverse set of new openers including the raunchy animated comedy “Sausage Party,” the sweet children’s pic “Pete’s Dragon” and the adult-aimed “Florence Foster Jenkins.” By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Sunday: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.

FILM-JACKIE’S JFK — How much of John F. Kennedy’s public persona was privately molded by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis? Quite a bit, according to a new documentary, “JFK: Fact and Fable.” The film examines the role she played in reshaping the modern presidency by popularizing the Camelot image. By William J. Kole. UPCOMING Monday: 400 words by 1 a.m., photos.

PEOPLE-THERON-MCCONAUGHEY — Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey take on parental roles in their new film, “Kubo and the Two Strings.” Off-camera, the two Oscar winners discussed their real-life approach to raising kids. By Ryan Pearson. UPCOMING Monday: 400 words, photos.

THEATER-MUSIC FESTIVAL — This fall, the Coney Island boardwalk will host some special hot dogs — from Broadway. The second annual Elsie Fest, a one-day outdoor music festival celebrating theater stars, is set for Sept. 5. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Monday: 550 words, photo.



FILM REVIEW-PETE’S DRAGON. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Monday: 540 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-SAUSAGE PARTY. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Wednesday: 670 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Thursday: 650 words, photos.

FILM REVIEWS PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK: “Ben-Hur,” ″Kubo and the Two Strings,” ″War Dogs.”

MUSIC REVIEW-WILD BEASTS. By Pablo Gorondi. SENT Wednesday: 210 words, photos.

MUSIC REVIEW-HVOROSTOVSKY. By Mike Silverman. SENT Wednesday: 260 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-PATIENT HM, BY LUKE DITTRICH. Reviewed by Carla K. Johnson. SENT Monday: 490 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS, BY BRYN GREENWOOD. Reviewed by Christina Ledbetter. SENT Monday: 320 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, BY B.A. PARIS. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 290 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-TEXTBOOK, BY AMY KROUSE ROSENTHAL. Reviewed by Christina Ledbetter. SENT Tuesday: 250 words, photos.




BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Taraji P. Henson, Part II: Actress Taraji P. Henson talks about her upcoming autobiography.

LOS ANGELES — Actress and producer Roma Downey gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

CANNES, France — Natalie Portman talks about her directorial debut.

KABUL — Afghan children learn to sing Prince’s “Purple Rain” in honor of the star who donated money before his death to build Afghanistan’s scout headquarters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Justin Moore talks about his unapologetic new album.

NEW YORK — Stellan Skarskard talks about his new film.

NEW YORK — An interview with director Tracy Droz Tragos on her new HBO film.


LOS ANGELES — Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine attend the premiere of “Hell or High Water.”

U.S. — A new trailer is released for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

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