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BC-AP Entertainment Digest

February 25, 2019

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MONDAY, FEB. 25

OSCARS _ The segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards, delighting those who see the film as a feel-good throwback but disappointing others who ridicule it as an outdated inversion of “Driving Miss Daisy.” By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 1,400 words, photos, video.

OSCARS-GREEN BOOK _ Members of the team behind “Green Book” were amazed and thrilled it was crowned best picture at the Academy Awards despite the controversy that has dogged the segregation-era road-trip drama. By Mike Cidoni Lennox. SENT: 360 words, photos.

OSCARS-SPIKE LEE _ Spike Lee’s first-ever competitive Oscar award turned a mostly staid ceremony into one with joy and passion, but that later gave way to frustration. By AP Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 545 words, photos.

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_ TRUMP-SPIKE LEE _ President Donald Trump is going after director Spike Lee, who used his Oscar acceptance speech to urge mobilization for the 2020 election. SENT: 240 words, photo.

OSCARS-MOMENTS _ Spike Lee bounding into the arms of Samuel L. Jackson. A weeping Lady Gaga, and a delightfully daft Olivia Colman. Historic breakthroughs for black nominees and for women. The hostless Oscars at first threatened to be a rather dull affair, but soon came alive with genuine feel-good moments and heartwarming surprises. By AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 1,000 words, photos and video.

OSCARS-BACKSTAGE _ Backstage at the Oscars it seems like a whole other show is going on, from fun interactions, like Captain America meeting Aquaman, to the stunned daze of winners walking backstage and looking for a drink _ champagne for Lady Gaga and white wine for Olivia Colman, please. Highlights from the wings. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. Upcoming: 750 words, photos by 4 a.m. Eastern.

OSCARS-FASHION HIGHLIGHTS _ Lady Gaga sported the Tiffany Diamond around her neck and Glenn Close wore 40 pounds of gold dress to the Oscars. Charlize Theron rocked a bob in transformative dark brown and Jennifer Lopez was fit for battle in a head-to-toe mirror mosaic on a mighty silver dress. Hollywood’s fashion show Sunday in Los Angeles went technicolor and soft, ruffly and classic. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 980 words, photos and video.

OSCARS-PARTIES _ The last awards have been handed out, and it’s time to party. For Oscar winners, the first stop is usually the Governors Ball, where they can have their new trophies engraved, while other stars head to Vanity Fair soiree. By AP Entertainment Writers Andrew Dalton and Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos.

OSCARS-TV RATINGS _ A look at whether the host-less Oscars were able to reverse a viewership slide that prompted organizers to shorten this year’s telecast. By AP Media Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING: 130 words, followed by 300 words, photos.

R KELLY-INVESTIGATIONS _ R&B star R Kelly is due back in court Monday when a judge will be assigned to his case on charges of aggravated sexual abuse. By Michael Tarm. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.

PEOPLE-TAYLOR SWIFT _ It’s an engagement that was Taylor-made. Alex Goldschmidt posted video on Instagram of a surprise Taylor Swift appearance as he got engaged to Ross Girard at the Sycamore Tavern in Los Angeles on Saturday. SENT: 120 words, photo.

MOROCCO-BRITAIN-ROYALS _ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have traveled to one of Morocco’s most prestigious equestrian clubs to learn about how therapy using horses can benefit children with disabilities. SENT: 140 words, photo.

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REVIEWS:

FILM-REVIEW-THE WEDDING GUEST. By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Tuesday: 700 words, film stills.

FILM-REVIEW-GRETA. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words, film stills.

FILM-REVIEW-APOLLO 11. By AP Film Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words, film stills.