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BC-AP Entertainment Digest

October 1, 2018

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FILM-A STAR IS BORN — For Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, making the Hollywood fable “A Star Is Born” was cause for plenty of reflection on their own journeys with performance and stardom. An interview with Cooper, Gaga and others on the making of one of the year’s most anticipated movies. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 950 words by 2 p.m.

FRANCE-OBIT-AZNAVOUR — Charles Aznavour, the French crooner and actor whose performing career spanned eight decades, has died. He was 94. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be expanded.

SWEDEN-NOBEL-RAPE — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature was convicted of rape and sentenced Monday to two years in prison. By Jan M. Olsen. SENT: 670 words, photos.

ITALY-LA FENICE-FIRE — A fire was brought swiftly under control Monday in Venice’s La Fenice opera house, which was rebuilt after being destroyed by flames in 1996. SENT: 125 words.

SOUTH AFRICA-MICKEY TURNS 90 — South African artists paint and adorn statues of the cartoon character for 90th birthday. By Christopher Torchia. SENT: 440 words, photos.

DENMARK-OBIT-LARSEN — Danish rebel singer, songwriter and guitarist Kim Larsen, who enjoyed huge popularity in his home country, has died. He was 72. SENT: 130 words.

FRANCE-PARIS FASHION WEEK — Paris Fashion Week’s celebrity-filled spring shows continue in the French capital. UPCOMING.



FILM REVIEW-PRIVATE LIFE. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Monday: 700 words, photos

BOOK REVIEW-GONE SO LONG. By Andrew Dubus III. A review by Rob Merrill. SENT Monday: 500 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD. By Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. A review by Rob Merrill. UPCOMING Monday: 350 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-THE FORGOTTEN. By Ben Bradlee Jr. A review by Russell Contreras. UPCOMING Tuesday: 350 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-THE HIGH ROAD. By Colin Hogg. A review by Christina Ledbetter. UPCOMING Tuesday: 300 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-WE WERE MOTHERS. By Katie Sise. A review by Christina Ledbetter. UPCOMING Tuesday: 300 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-UNDER MY SKIN. By Lisa Unger. A review by Jeff Ayers. UPCOMING Tuesday: 300 words, photos.

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