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April 4, 2019

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THURSDAY, APRIL 4

GAME OF THRONES-PREMIERE _ Sophie Turner wore her waterproof mascara, because she knew there would be a lot of crying. She was right, as the cast, past and present, of “Game of Thrones” embarked on Radio City Music Hall for the show’s final season. By John Carucci. UPCOMING, 450 words by 1 p.m. With photos, video.

MUSIC-BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS _ Cardi B is the leading contender at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with 21 nominations. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT. 445 words, photos.

NIPSEY HUSSLE _ Coverage of charges expected to be filed against the man accused of fatally shooting rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles on Sunday. By AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. Photo and broadcast video coverage planned.

CINEMACON _ Presentations from Paramount Pictures and Lionsgate on the last day of CinemaCon. Multiple items expected. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. Photos.

VIDEO GAMES-NEW WAYS TO PLAY _ The video game industry is entering new frontiers. In the past, you plunked down $60 at GameStop for a copy of Grand Theft Auto or Madden NFL and played it out — after which you could trade it in or let it gather dust. Now, you’ll increasingly have the choice of subscribing to games, playing for free or possibly just streaming them over the internet to your phone or TV. By Technology Writer Mae Anderson. SENT. 870 words, photos.

FOOD-Q&A-RUTH REICHL _ Celebrated food writer and editor Ruth Reichl chats about chicken soup, Gourmet magazine and what might be her last memoir, “Save Me the Plums.” By Leanne Italie. Upcoming: 990 words by 2 p.m. ET Thursday, photo.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-KEVIN SPACEY _ A judge will consider motions filed by lawyers for Kevin Spacey, who’s charged with groping an 18-year-old man on Nantucket in 2016. SENT. 140 words, photos.

SLASH-PERLA HUDSON AUCTION _ The former wife of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash is selling off exotic and erotic items from their 14 years of marriage. ENT. 149 words, photos.

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REVIEWS

FILM REVIEW-SHAZAM. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. MOVED: March 23. 700 words. Film Stills.

FILM REVIEW-AMAZING GRACE By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. MOVED: 800 words. Film stills.

FILM REVIEW-PET SEMATARY By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by Thursday at 3 p.m. Film Stills.

FILM REVIEW-THE BEST OF ENEMIES By AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 700 words by Thursday at 6 p.m. Film stills.

MUSIC REVIEW-KHALID. Reviewed by AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Wednesday: 400 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-IDLEWILD. Reviewed by Pablo Gorondi. UPCOMING Thursday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.

MUSIC REVIEW-GINO VANNELLI. Reviewed by Pablo Gorondi. SENT Wednesday: 250 words, photos.

MUSIC REVIEW-MOLLY TUTTLE. Reviewed by Steven Wine. SENT Wednesday: 200 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-LADIES WHO PUNCH. Reviewed by Lincee Ray. SENT Tuesday: 400 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-THE SPECTATORS. Reviewed by Kendal Weaver. SENT Monday: 400 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-GIRL MOST LIKELY. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. SENT Monday: 440 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN. Reviewed by John Rogers. SENT Tuesday: 500 words, photo.