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BC-AP Entertainment Digest

September 24, 2018

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FILM-KEN BURNS — After spearheading an 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War, filmmaker Ken Burns has turned to a more personal subject — one that knows him very intimately, too. Burns tackles the famed Mayo Clinic in his next film, exploring the history of the innovative Minnesota-based hospital. It’s not just cold history — he’s also a patient. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 950 words by 5 p.m., photo and video

BILL COSBY — Bill Cosby arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Monday for the start of a sentencing hearing that will determine how the 81-year-old comedian will be punished for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman more than 14 years ago. By Maryclaire Dale. SENT: 625 words, photos. Will be updated.

BILL COSBY-THE LATEST. SENT: 400 words, photos.

GRAND CANYON STUNTS — Actor Will Smith says he’ll celebrate turning 50 this month by bungee jumping from a helicopter near Arizona’s Grand Canyon. It’s the latest in a history of stunts organized and staged by magicians and overall daredevils in or around one of the world’s seven natural wonders. By Felicia Fonseca and Terry Tang. SENT: 935 words, photos.

SCRABBLE DICTIONARY UPDATE — Scrabble players, time to rethink your game because more than 300 new words are coming your way, including some long-awaited gems: OK and ew, to name a few. By Entertainment Writer Leanne Italie. SENT: 650 words, photos.

PEOPLE-MICHAEL WEATHERLY — Michael Weatherly is a fixture at CBS. He starred as Anthony DiNozzo on “NCIS” from its premiere in 2001 until 2016. He was right back on CBS that fall as the lead of a new series “Bull.” It’s because of that history with the network that he says it’s awkward to comment on Les Moonves’ resignation earlier this month as head of CBS following sexual misconduct allegations. By Alicia Rancilio. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1 p.m., photos, video.

CHINA-MISSING CELEBRITY — Fan Bingbing, one of China’s best-known stars, has well and truly fallen off the map amid vague allegations of tax shenanigans that have put her at odds with China’s Communist Party-appointed culture czars. By Christopher Bodeen. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.

CELEB BIRTHDAYS — Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6.

FRANCE-PARIS FASHION WEEK-WATCH — Paris Fashion week kicks off with spring 2019 shows from powerhouses Christian Dior and Gucci. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos.



FILM REVIEW-NIGHT SCHOOL. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 7 p.m. Film stills.

FILM REVIEW-HOLD THE DARK. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 6 p.m. Film stills.

FILM REVIEW-THE SISTERS BROTHERS. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 7 p.m. Film stills.

FILM REVIEW-THE OLD MAN & THE GUN. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 700 words by Thursday at 5 p.m. Film stills.

MUSIC REVIEW-NILE RODGERS & CHIC. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Wednesday: 400 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-THE LOST CAROUSEL OF PROVENCE. A review by Lincee Ray of “The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell. SENT Monday: 250 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING. A review by Lincee Ray of “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” by Hank Green. UPCOMING Monday: 325 words by 2 p.m., photos.

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