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BC-AP Entertainment Digest

March 18, 2019

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#GIRLSTOO _ The arrest of R&B singer R. Kelly on charges of sexually abusing girls as young as 13 has focused the lens of the #MeToo movement on underage victims and girls of color. By Maryclaire Dale and Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 2,135 words, photos. There is also an abridged version.

FACEBOOK-LOCAL NEWS _ Facebook says a service it established last year to provide users with local news has been hindered by cutbacks in the news industry. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 400 words, photos.

MUSIC-COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME. _ The Country Music Hall of Fame will announce its 2019 class of inductees. By Kristin M. Hall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos, video.

LAST BLOCKBUSTER _ A Blockbuster Video in Bend, Oregon, is the last one on the planet after the only other Blockbuster in Australia announced that it is closing on March 31. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 950 words, photo, video, photo gallery.

ITALY-LA SCALA-SAUDI ARABIA _ The directors of Italy’s premier opera house, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, are meeting to decide whether to accept controversial funding from Saudi Arabia. SENT: 130 words, photos.



FILM REVIEW-US. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 3 p.m. Film stills.

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

BOOK REVIEW-THE LAST ACT BY BRAD PARKS. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. UPCOMING Monday: 300 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-THE LIAR’S CHILD BY CARLA BUCKLEY. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. UPCOMING Monday: 325 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-HORIZON BY BARRY LOPEZ. Reviewed by Rob Merrill. UPCOMING Tuesday: 700 words, photos.