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BC-US--AP Entertainment Digest, US

February 7, 2018

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FILM-BLACK PANTHER — “Black Panther” is not just another superhero movie. With its African setting and characters speaking in African accents, a black director, a mostly black cast and crew, a $200 million production budget and the weight of The Walt Disney Co., Hollywood’s biggest studio, behind it, “Black Panther,” which opens nationwide next week, has the makings of an all-out a cultural event. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 2 p.m.

BOOKS-JESMYN WARD — National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has her next two novels planned. On Wednesday, Scribner told The Associated Press that Ward will write an adult novel about an enslaved woman sent from the Carolinas to New Orleans. She will then work on her first novel for middle graders, a “magical adventure” featuring a Southern black woman with “special powers.” By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 250 words, photos.

KENYA-OSCAR NOMINATION — An extremist attack in Kenya inspired a short film that is in the running for an Academy Award. By Desmond Tiro. SENT: 300 words, photos, video.

LIBRARIES-BOOK PURGE — As university libraries burst with books no one reads and students abandon the stacks in favor of online material, institutions are jettisoning millions of volumes and in the process unsettling some scholars who argue that large, readily available print collections are vital to research. By Michael Rubinkam. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m., photos.

BRAZIL-CARNIVAL WOMEN — The treatment of women is emerging as a central theme of Carnival in Latin America’s largest nation, with block parties of all-female musicians, popular accessories with messages like “my chest, my rules” and several campaigns to report and crack down on harassment. By Peter Prengaman. UPCOMING: 860 words by 2 p.m., photos, video.

ROMANIA-MOVIE-RELIGIOUS PROTEST — The Romanian distributors of a French movie about AIDS say it will be shown again after a screening was disrupted by religious protesters. SENT: 125 words.

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK-MEN’S — Day three of New York Fashion Week’s menswear collections includes Boss and Raf Simons. By Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.







FILM-15:17 TO PARIS — Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos, the three American friends who thwarted a terrorist on a train bound for Paris, were excited enough when Clint Eastwood wanted to make their story into a film. Then he asked the three childhood pals to play themselves. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Thursday: 700 words, photos.

FILM-GLORIA ALLRED — Attorney Gloria Allred, who has been representing sexual misconduct victims for decades, is having her moment — and so are the filmmakers behind “Seeing Allred,” a new documentary that has been graced with the luckiest possible timing. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING Thursday: 800 words by 11 a.m., photos.

BRITAIN FATBERG — It’s greasy, smelly and gross, and it’s in a museum. A chunk of a 130-ton fatberg blasted free from a London sewer goes on show at the Museum of London. By Jill Lawless. UPCOMING Thursday: 400 words, photos.

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK — Stuart Weitzman, Tom Ford and Jeremy Scott show at New York Fashion Week. UPCOMING Thursday: 400 words, photos, video.



FILM REVIEW-THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy SENT Monday: 675 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-BLACK PANTHER. As the most earnest and big-budget attempt yet of a black superhero film, “Black Panther” is assured of being an overdue cinematic landmark. But it’s also simply ravishing grand-scale filmmaking. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Tuesday: 780 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-PETER RABBIT. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING: 650 words at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Photos.

FILM REVIEW-THE 15-17 TO PARIS. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words at 9 a.m. Thursday. Photos. Review is embargoed by the studio.

MUSIC REVIEW-DAVID DUCHOVNY. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Monday: 430 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-MGMT. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Tuesday: 365 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-FEEL FREE, BY ZADIE SMITH. Reviewed by Jonathan Elderfield. SENT Monday: 350 words, photos.


BOOK REVIEW-FORCE OF NATURE, BY JANE HARPER. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 365 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-THE ATOMIC CITY GIRLS, BY JANET BEARD. Reviewed by Lincee Ray. SENT Tuesday: 365 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-LOOK FOR ME, BY LISA GARDNER. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Tuesday: 315 words, photos.




WEST DRAYTON— Metal is melted into masks as this year’s BAFTA Film Awards are forged ahead of the ceremony.

HONG KONG— Angelababy unveils her wax double at Madame Tussauds.

LONDON— “X-Factor” winner Matt Terry talks about his new single “Try.”

NEW YORK— Director Lee Daniels is honored at the annual amFAR gala.


STRATFORD-UPON-AVON— “Twelfth Night’ stars Ade Edmondson and Kara Tointon talk about their first Shakespearean roles.


HONG KONG— Aaron Kwok returns as the Monkey King in new film.

BEVERLY HILLS— “Black Panther” stars talk injuries, conflicts and relevance of Marvel’s latest superhero film.

NEW YORK— Halsey, Sebastian Stan, Ciara and Russell Wilson, and Pusha T attend Tom Ford men’s fashion show; designer unveils first underwear collection

PARIS— At “Fifty Shades Freed” premiere, Jamie Dornan jokes the event is the “most civilized” he has been to; Rita Ora shares Valentine’s Day plans.

FILE— Bill Cosby’s lawyers to see trial delay if other accusers get to testify.

FILE— “Game of Thrones” creators developing new “Star Wars” films.

SANTA MONICA— Victoria’s Secret Angels Josephine Skriver and Romee Strijd share Valentine’s Day gift picks.

FILE— Quentin Tarantino expresses regret over Uma Thurman stunt incident.

FILE— Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott name their baby girl Stormi.

FILE— Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to get Lifetime movie treatment.

FILE— Matt Smith to go from playing Prince Philip to Charles Manson.

N/A— US Postal Service to unveil Mister Rogers stamp next month.

BERLIN— Dieter Kosslick says “no dress code” on Berlin Film Festival red carpet.

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