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BC-AP Entertainment Digest

May 21, 2019

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FRANCE-CANNES-ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD _ Twenty-five years after premiering “Pulp Fiction” in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino brings his latest, “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” to the French Riviera festival Tuesday. Tarantino’s film is expected to cause the biggest frenzy of the festival, bringing Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie to the Cannes red carpet. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m. EDT, photos.

FILM-ALADDIN _ Disney is inviting audiences back to Agrabah in its live-action update of “Aladdin,” with Will Smith, which hits theaters nationwide Friday. The filmmakers and stars had to do a delicate dance of paying homage to the animated classic while also adding a modern spin to the story. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr and Cindy Martin. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.

MUSIC-DJ KHALED _ DJ Khaled said he and Nipsey Hussle had long conversations about their families, entrepreneurship and leadership in a recording studio weeks before Hussle died. The session resulted in the song “Higher,” which also has an accompanying music video with Hussle filmed before he died. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 11 a.m.

FRANCE-CANNES-MARADONA-DOCUMENTARY _ Asif Kapadia’s first two documentary features, “Senna” and “Amy,” revolutionized the format by eschewing talking heads and turning archival video into intimate, visceral movies. In “Diego Maradona,” he brings the same treatment to the soccer legend, focusing on his rise and fall while playing in Italy for Napoli. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by noon EDT, photos.

With: FRANCE-CANNES-ELLE FANNING _ Elle Fanning says she fainted at a Cannes Film Festival dinner because her dress was too tight. SENT: 100 words, photos.

TV-RED NOSE DAY _ John Legend, Josh Groban, Julia Roberts and Milo Ventimiglia are among the celebrities taking part in NBC’s Red Nose Day special Thursday to raise money for children in need. By AP Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.

NIELSENS _ Coverage of the top prime-time programs from the week of May 13-19. By AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo. With: NILESENS-LIST.

BRITAIN-JAMIE OLIVER RESTAURANTS _ Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to increased competition and escalating rents in local commercial districts. By Danika Kirka and Jill Lawless. SENT: 300 words, photo.

ARTHUR-GAY WEDDING-ALABAMA _ Alabama Public Television has chosen not to air an episode of the PBS children’s show “Arthur” because it included a same-sex wedding. SENT: 130 words.

BOOKS-SUSAN RICE _ Susan E. Rice, the former national security adviser and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has a book coming out this fall. SENT: 130 words, photo.


FILM REVIEW-ALADDIN _ By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Wednesday: 500 words by 5 p.m. Film Stills.

FILM REVIEW-BOOKSMART _ By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words by 3 p.m. Film stills.

FILM REVIEW-BRIGHTBURN _ By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words by 6 p.m. Film stills.

MUSIC REVIEW-MAVIS STAPLES _ Reviewed by AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy: UPCOMING Tuesday: 350 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-MORRISSEY _ Reviewed by AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Tuesday: 400 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-STAR CROSSED _ Reviewed by Rasha Madkour. SENT Monday: 260 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-DECEPTION COVE _ Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 470 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-THE NEVER GAME _ Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Monday: 275 words, photo.

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