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December 19, 2018

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19

FILM-SECOND ACT-JENNIFER LOPEZ — Jennifer Lopez returns to her cinematic bread and butter in “Second Act,” a new kind of rom-com about evolution, but this time she’s working as a producer as well. By Entertainment Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.

YE-OVER IT — Keep your backyard chicken coops, dear 2018, and your vampire facials, too. And that Floss dance from “Fortnite Battle Royale”? Forget about it in the new year. By Entertainment Writer Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos.

MUSIC-GRAMMYWATCH-Q&A-PUSHA T — Pusha T discusses his Grammy nomination for best rap album, Drake’s omission in the category and Kanye West’s recent Twitter rant. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 5 p.m.

FILM-LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA — Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses how his “Mary Poppins Returns” role is a dream come true, even if the dancing segments did leave him a bit apprehensive. By John Carucci. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos, video.

ZIMBABWE-DANAI GURIRA-POACHING — “Black Panther” star Danai Gurira has traveled to Zimbabwe to join a campaign aimed at protecting rhinos from poachers. SENT: 125 words.

SOUTH AFRICA-JOHNNY CLEGG — Musician Johnny Clegg discusses in an interview with South African news channel eNCA how his pancreatic cancer diagnosis changed his life. By Christopher Torchia. SENT: 130 words, photo.

POPULAR POEM — The Academy of American Poets announced Wednesday that Naomi Shihab Nye’s “Kindness” was the most popular work on poets.org. SENT: 125 words.

THAILAND-FASHION CRIME — A Thai social media influencer who criticized a gown worn by her country’s Miss Universe contestant could end up in court after another online personality filed a complaint with police charging that her thumbs-down fashion comment defamed the royal family. SENT: 125 words.

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REVIEWS:

FILM REVIEW-BUMBLEBEE. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 700 words Monday, photos.

FILM REVIEW-COLD WAR. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m. Wednesday, photos.

FILM REVIEW-WELCOME TO MARWEN. By Film Writer Lindsey Bar. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m. Wednesday, photos.

FILM REVIEW-VICE. y National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m. Wednesday, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS by Mark Griffin. Reviewed by Douglass K. Daniel. SENT Monday: 700 words, photo.

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