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BC-AP Entertainment Digest

May 28, 2019

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FILM-MA-OCTAVIA SPENCER _ Octavia Spencer doesn’t want to be typecast, which is part of the reason she signed on for the horror film “Ma,” her first starring role ever in Hollywood that came 7 years after her Oscar win. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

TONY WATCH-LILLI COOPER _ Keeping it in the family, Tony-winner Chuck Cooper cheers on his Tony-nominee daughter, Lilli. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos and video.

PULITZERS-ARETHA FRANKLIN _ The late Aretha Franklin will receive a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Tuesday in New York City. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 5 p.m.

BOOKEXPO _ Non-book items are standard for Amazon.com and other online sellers, but for physical stores the sideline market is also an established and important source of income. A preview of BookExpo, publishing’s annual national convention, which runs from May 29-31. AP National Writer Hillel Italie. UPCOMING by 1 p.m.: 920 words, photos.

PEOPLE-BRITNEY SPEARS _ A Los Angeles judge will consider whether to extend a temporary restraining order Tuesday that keeps a former associate of Britney Spears away from her and her family. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 500 words, photo. Developing: Hearing scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. PDT.

FRANCE-CRIS BROWN _ The lawyer for a woman who filed a rape complaint in Paris against Chris Brown says the American singer-songwriter “has thumbed his nose at and shown disrespect for the French legal system” after he did not attend a formal meeting with the alleged victim on Tuesday. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 440 words, photo.

BOOKS-MATTIS _ Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has a book coming out this summer, but he warns that it will not be a “tell-all” about President Donald Trump. AP National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 411 words, photo.



FILM REVIEW-MA _ Film Review-Ma By AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 5 p.m., film stills.

FILM REVIEW-GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS _ Film Review-Godzilla: King of the Monsters. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 3 p.m., film stills.

MUSIC REVIEW-LISE DAVIDSEN. Reviewed by Mike Silverman. UPCOMING Tuesday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.

MUSIC REVIEW-JUSTIN RUTLEDGE. Reviewed by Jill Lawless. UPCOMING Wednesday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.

BOOK REVIEW-THE RIVER. Reviewed by Julia Rubin. UPCOMING Wednesday: 390 words, photo.

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