BC-AP Entertainment Digest,ADVISORY
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MONDAY, OCT. 8
FILM-AMANDLA STENBERG — Amandla Stenberg, 19, is redefining what a Hollywood star is for a new generation. The Black Lives Matter drama “The Hate U Give” compellingly marries Stenberg’s interests in acting and activism. “I’m still finding my voice,” Stenberg says in an interview. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 850 words by 4 p.m., photos.
TV-JODIE WHITAKER — Jodie Whittaker calls being cast as the first woman to portray Doctor Who “a step in the right direction” when it comes to gender equality in the motion picture industry, but doesn’t feel that she’s broken a glass ceiling because there’s more work to be done. By John Carucci. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m., photo and video.
PEOPLE-TAYLOR SWIFT — Music superstar Taylor Swift announced Sunday she’s voting for Tennessee’s Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics. SENT: 348 words, photo.
BOOKS-LOU BERNEY — A new novel set during the time of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination is blaming the killing on the mob. By AP National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: Monday: 700 words, photo.
EGYPT-PRISON ART — Yassin Mohammed’s sketches and paintings show him and other Egyptian prisoners crammed into tiny cells, feet in each other’s faces and their few belongings hanging from the walls. The cramped scenes capture the claustrophobic reality of Egypt’s prisons, where tens of thousands have been locked away, often for months or years without charge, in the heaviest crackdown on dissent in the country’s modern history. By Hamza Hendawi. SENT: 800 words, photos.
SPAIN-CABALLE FUNERAL — Royalty, political leaders and fans are attending the funeral in Barcelona of Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe. SENT: 180 words. Photos.
LIL WAYNE-CONCERT PANIC — Lil Wayne ended a performance early after rumors of gunshots caused panic at the A3C Festival in Atlanta. At least a dozen people were injured, but police say they have found no evidence any shots were fired. SENT: 130 words.
NEW DEAL-MURAL FIGHT — A set of Depression-era murals at New Mexico’s largest university created by the federal New Deal are being targeted by some faculty and students for their dated depictions of Hispanic and Native Americans. SENT: 150 words.
FILM REVIEW-22 JULY — By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Monday: 700 words, photos
FILM REVIEW-FIRST MAN — By AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 6 p.m. Film stills.
FILM REVIEW-BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE — By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 6 p.m. Film stills.
FILM REVIEW-BEAUTIFUL BOY — By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 6 p.m. Film stills.
FILM REVIEW-THE HATE U GIVE — By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 6 p.m. Film stills.
BOOK REVIEW-NOVEMBER ROAD. By Lou Berney. Review by Oline H. Cogdill. UPCOMING Tuesday.
BOOK REVIEW-READ AND RIOT-A PUSSY RIOT GUIDE TO ACTIVISM. By Nadya Tolokonnikov. Review by Ann Levin. UPCOMING Tuesday.