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BC-AP Entertainment Digest

December 14, 2018

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The Associated Press has come up with a varied list of contenders for Entertainer of the Year. Here is the link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4740545/Entertainment . Voting for all polls ends on Dec. 18. The entertainer of the year story will move later that week. If you have questions about the ballot, contact Nekesa Moody at nmoody@ap.org or Anthony McCartney at amccartney@ap.org.



YE-BEST MOMENTS-TV — A list of the most compelling TV moments from 2018, from Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech to the “This Is Us” revelation of how Jack died. By AP Television Writer Lynn Elber. 800 words, photos.

YE--BREAKTHROUGH ENTERTAINERS-HANNAH GADSBY — Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix special “Nanette” wasn’t simply a breakthrough for the Australian comedian, it was a breakthrough for comedy. By Michael Cidoni Lennox. About 300 words, photos, video.

YE--BREAKTHROUGH ENTERTAINERS-AWKWAFINA — Awkwafina became a household name this summer with memorable roles in “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s 8,” and isn’t slowing down either, with two films set to premiere and a Comedy Central show about her life in the works. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. About 300 words, photos, video.

OBIT-NANCY WILSON — Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died at 81. By Andrew Dalton and Hillel Italie. SENT: 935 words, photos.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-CBS — CBS reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement last year with actress Eliza Dushku after on-set sexual comments from Michael Weatherly, star of the network’s show “Bull,” made her uncomfortable when she was beginning a run as a recurring character, CBS said in a statement. By AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 334 words, photos.

FILM-WWI-PETER JACKSON — For the WWI documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old,” Peter Jackson drew on all the technical know-how of his big-budget spectacles to turn hundreds of hours of footage from the Western Front and audio of surviving soldiers into a seamless, unobstructed portrait of the war as seen from the British trenches. By Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 750 words by 3 p.m., photos.

YE--TOP BOOK MOMENTS — From a wave of anti-Trump bestsellers to a wave of #MeToo allegations, the publishing world made headlines in 2018 — not always by design. By AP National Writer Hillel Italie. 1,100 words, photos.

SPAIN-SHAKIRA — Spanish prosecutors are charging pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014. SENT: 130 words. Updates planned.

KANYE WEST-DRAKE — Kanye West appeared to reignite a feud with the fellow rapper in a series of tweets on Thursday in which he claimed Drake had called trying to threaten him. SENT: 130 words.

POLAND-GHETTO MUSEUM — The newly appointed chief historian of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum says he hopes it will become “the major Holocaust museum in Poland” when it opens in 2023. SENT: 130 words.

LIP-SYNCING MOM — Kelly Clarkson is sending some love to the mom who was captured lip-syncing on a fan cam while her son dove for cover in his hoodie, calling the woman “my kind of mama.” SENT: 130 words.



FILM REVIEW-SPIDER-MAN-INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Monday: 740 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-AQUAMAN. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Tuesday: 700 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-MARY POPPINS RETURNS. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT. 800 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-THE MULE. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT. 700 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Wednesday: 700 words, photos.

MUSIC REVIEW-LP. Reviewed by Scott Stroud. SENT Wednesday: 280 words, photos.

MUSIC REVIEW-EDDE PALMIERI. Reviewed by Gary Hamilton. UPCOMING Thursday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.

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