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BC-AP Entertainment Digest

November 13, 2018

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STAN LEE-APPRECIATION — It became easy, in recent years, to dismiss him as the wisecracking grandpa of the American comic book, a past-his-prime gimmick who cameoed alongside Earth’s angstiest superheroes in the high-grossing Marvel blockbusters of the past decade. But Stan Lee, who died Monday, was far more than that. It’s no stretch to say that he helped redraw the world of American fiction. And he certainly made sure everyone knew it. By National Writer Ted Anthony. SENT: 1,280 words, photos, video.

FILM-FANTASTIC BEASTS-JUDE LAW — When Jude Law met with J.K. Rowling about portraying the younger version of Albus Dumbledore, the two discussed how to rebuild the fan-favorite character from the “Harry Potter” films. Audiences will see the results of that collaboration this week with the release of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the second in a five-part series set in the Harry Potter universe. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3 p.m., photos.

BOOKS-OBAMA-TOUR — Michelle Obama kicks off a national tour Tuesday in Chicago promoting her book, “Becoming.” UPCOMING.

MUSIC-MICHAEL BUBLE — Michael Buble is restarting his music career after taking a two-year break from public life to spend time with his family. Now the singer is back with his 10th album, ‘love,’ due out Friday. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m., photos and video.

FASHION-BARBIE FOR HUMANS — One of the largest sellers of vintage-inspired fashion has recreated some of Barbie’s most iconic early looks for humans. Unique Vintage, based in Burbank, California, is the first company to collaborate with Mattel to design and sell a fashion line based on Barbie outfits. And in sizes up to 4X. By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 880 words by 2 p.m., photos, video.

GIFT GUIDE-COFFEE TABLE BOOKS — A look at some of the coffee table books on sale this holiday gift season. By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 2 p.m., photos.

BRITAIN-DAVID SCHWIMMER LOOKALIKE — British police say they have arrested a suspect in their hunt for a shoplifter who bears a striking resemblance to Ross Geller, the character played by David Schwimmer on the TV show “Friends.” SENT: 125 words.

BOOKS-MERKEL BIOGRAPHY — An upcoming biography of Angela Merkel will draw upon extensive interviews with the German chancellor and with those who know her. SENT: 130 words, photos.



FILM REVIEW-FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Wednesday: 800 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-WIDOWS. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words, photos.

MUSIC REVIEW-MICHAEL BUBLE. Reviewed by Pablo Gorondi. UPCOMING Wednesday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.

MUSIC REVIEW-MARK KNOPFLER. Reviewed by Steven Wine. UPCOMING Wednesday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.

MUSIC REVIEW-SMASHING PUMPKINS. Reviewed by Ragan Clark. UPCOMING Thursday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.

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

MUSIC REVIEW-ANDERSON PAAK. Reviewed by Melanie Sims. UPCOMING Friday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.

BOOK REVIEW-THE END OF THE EARTH BY JONATHAN FRANZEN. Reviewed by Ann Levin. SENT Tuesday: 430 words, photos.

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