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February 28, 2019

“A STAR IS BORN” - AGAIN

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “A Star Is Born” is getting another chance to shine in theaters. Warner Bros. says it will release the Oscar-nominated movie in theaters again starting tomorrow. The movie starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga lost the best picture Oscar to “Green Book” — but it did win best original song for “Shallow.” The movie generated even more buzz after Sunday when Gaga and Cooper performed an intense version of the song on the academy awards broadcast. The new movie version will contain an a cappella version of “Shallow” and an extended version of “Alibi,” which Gaga did solo in the movie.

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054672-w-337:68-(Oscars Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor, with theme music)-“I’m Oscar Wells Gabriel”-Encore run of ‘A Star Is Born’ features more footage, songs (28 Feb 2019)

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054673-c-137:76-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor)-“U.S. and Canada”-Encore run of ‘A Star Is Born’ features more footage, songs (28 Feb 2019)

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LADY GAGA DEFENDS STEAMY PERFORMANCE

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga is offering an explanation for why she and Bradley Cooper were looking all goo-goo eyed at each other as they performed “Shallow” at the Oscars. Gaga was on “Live with Jimmy Kimmel” last night. And she said it’s only right that they’d look at each other so tenderly — because they were singing an intense love song. Some have tried to read more into the performer’s body language and facial expressions toward each other Sunday night, especially in the wake of Gaga’s announcement that she had broken up with her fiance just before the Oscars.

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054732-w-332:16-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP music correspondent, with Lady Gaga, musician)-“I’m Margie Szaroleta”-Lady Gaga: Bradley Cooper duet was acting, not love (28 Feb 2019)

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054736-a-116:64-(Lady Gaga, musician)-“it was great”-Lady Gaga: Bradley Cooper duet was acting, not love (28 Feb 2019)

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054735-a-39:84-(Lady Gaga, musician)-“and fooled ya”-Lady Gaga: Bradley Cooper duet was acting, not love (28 Feb 2019)

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054733-a-115:92-(Lady Gaga, musician, with Jimmy Kimmel, host)-“a love story”-Lady Gaga: Bradley Cooper duet was acting, not love (28 Feb 2019)

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054734-a-125:04-(Lady Gaga, musician, with Jimmy Kimmel, host)-“was all him”-Lady Gaga: Bradley Cooper duet was acting, not love (28 Feb 2019)

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OBIT-ANDRE PREVIN

UNDATED (AP) — Pianist, composer and conductor Andre Previn has died. He was 89. Previn’s broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music. He was a child prodigy whose family fled Nazi Germany. As a teenager, he found work as a composer and arranger in the musical sweatshops of Hollywood, mostly at MGM, winning four Oscars for his orchestrations of such stylish musicals as 1964′s “My Fair Lady.” He then abandoned Hollywood for a career as a classical conductor. He was named musical director of the Houston Symphony in 1967, and went on to lead such renowned orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and London’s Royal Philharmonic. In 1998, his opera based on “A Streetcar Named Desire” premiered at the San Francisco Opera. His manager says Previn died today in his Manhattan home. His ex-wife Mia Farrow tweeted, “See you in the Morning beloved Friend. May you rest in glorious symphonies.”

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054754-w-303:84-(Margie Szaroleta, AP music correspondent, with music)-“I’m Margie Szaroleta”-Andre Previn, Oscar-winning composer, has died at 89 (28 Feb 2019)

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054755-r-492:96-(Andre Previn, performing overture from “My Fair Lady”)-”(music fades)”-Andre Previn, Oscar-winning composer, has died at 89 (28 Feb 2019)

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054756-r-484:56-(Andre Previn, performing “Like Young”)-”(music fades)”-Andre Previn, Oscar-winning composer, has died at 89 (28 Feb 2019)

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DOCTORS TAKE AIM AT FRAMPTON’S RARE DISEASE

BALTIMORE (AP) — Doctors at Johns Hopkins University hope to raise awareness and funds for research following famed guitarist Peter Frampton’s announcement that he has a rare muscular disease. Frampton’s physician, Lisa Christopher-Stine, is the director of the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. She tells The Baltimore Sun that she and Frampton spoke years ago about potentially becoming a voice for inclusion body myositis. Because the disease is rare, it’s difficult to generate funding. The disease causes weakness in the legs, forearms and fingers. Its cause is still unknown. As it will eventually prevent Frampton from playing guitar, the 68-year-old is embarking on a farewell tour this summer. He’s also launched a fund at Hopkins to which he’ll donate $1 per ticket sold. Hopkins is also participating in two clinical trials for possible treatments.

“BONES” STARS WIN IN ARBITRATION CASE

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The network behind “Bones” will have to unearth some serious money for the stars and producers of the series. An arbitrator in Los Angeles says 21st Century Fox must pay $179 million to end a dispute over the show. At issue is whether Fox was on the up-and-up when it came to selling rights to air reruns of the popular series. The show’s stars, Emily Deschanel (DAY’-shah-nel) and David Boreanaz (bor-ree-AHN’-is), claimed Fox sold the series to its TV division and to Hulu for less than market value. In turn, that cut in to the stars’ profits — since they get a cut of syndication fees. The arbitrator agreed, ruling Fox execs “engaged in a pattern and practice of fraudulent self-dealing by which it enriched itself” at the expense of those who acted in and created the show. Fox says it will appeal.

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054674-w-380:16-(Oscars Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor, with theme music)-“I’m Oscar Wells Gabriel”-Arbitrator orders Fox to pay $179M in “Bones” profit dispute (28 Feb 2019)

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RIPPLES FROM MICHAEL COHEN’S TESTIMONY CONTINUE TO SPREAD

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took hours. But yesterday’s riveting testimony by President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer will be remembered for a few key moments. Among them, Michael Cohen’s opening statement in which he called Trump a con man, a racist and a cheat. There was also a testy exchange between North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows and Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib. Things flared up after Meadows brought out a black woman who works for HUD to dispel the claim Trump is racist. That brought a sharp rebuke from Tlaib, who said using the woman as a prop was racist in itself. That led to an extended battle between the two as Cohen peered about the chamber, looking relieved that at least for a little while, he wasn’t the center of attention.

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054615-c-198:48-(Eric Tucker, AP correspondent)-“a false story”-The Latest: Cohen says he’s worried about fate of US (28 Feb 2019)

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054616-c-261:36-(Eric Tucker, AP correspondent)-“be very significant”-The Latest: Cohen says he’s worried about fate of US (28 Feb 2019)

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054608-a-151:44-(Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman, House Oversight Committee, with reporters)-“get it right”-‘Racist,’ ‘con man’: Cohen assails Trump before Congress (27 Feb 2019)

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054611-a-37:68-(Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman, House Oversight Committee, with reporters)-“told the truth”-‘Racist,’ ‘con man’: Cohen assails Trump before Congress (27 Feb 2019)

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054613-c-240:00-(Eric Tucker, AP correspondent)-“the Russian investigation”-The Latest: Cohen says he’s worried about fate of US (28 Feb 2019)

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TRUMP - SCHOOL RECORDS

UNDATED (AP) — So, how’d YOU do in school? If the answer is you did well — you’d probably be happy to show off your grades, SAT scores and what not. But in testimony yesterday, President Donald Trump’s former attorney suggests Trump might be ashamed of his school record. Michael Cohen says Trump would order him to block schools from releasing his grades or test scores. Cohen said that’s ironic because Trump pressed Barack Obama to release his school records, even as Trump said suggested that he was “brilliant.”

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054601-w-344:88-(Warren Levinson, AP correspondent, with former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen)-“Warren Levinson, New York”-Cohen threatened Trump’s schools not to share grades, scores (27 Feb 2019)

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054602-a-162:48-(Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, testifying before the House Oversight Committee)-“or SAT scores”-Cohen threatened Trump’s schools not to share grades, scores (27 Feb 2019)

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PRESS ACCESS RESTRICTED DURING U.S., N.K. SUMMIT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Same battle, different location. The feud between the White House and the press corps has flared up anew, this time in Vietnam, where the Trump administration restricted press access to part of the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (gihm jung oon) in Hanoi. Four print reporters — including one from The Associated Press — were barred from seeing Trump sit for dinner with Kim. Two of the reporters denied access had asked Trump questions during earlier events at the summit, including one question about congressional testimony from Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

“BEVERLY HILLS, 90210” REBOOT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The original stars of “Beverly Hills, 90210” are planning a high school reunion — with a twist. Fox says cast members including Jason Priestly and Jennie Garth will play “heightened versions” of themselves in a six-part series airing this summer. The drama will be titled “90210” and will be inspired by the cast’s real lives. Fox says it will also toss in a “healthy dose of irreverence.” The original series aired from 1990 to 2000 and followed a circle of friends in high school and young adulthood. No word on when the new series will air.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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