BC-AP Entertainment Digest
Aug. 29, 2018
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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29:
ARETHA FRANKLIN-SORORITY — Aretha Franklin has been honored by hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta at a packed ceremony that capped a day of mourning in Detroit. The sorority's traditional Omega Omega service Tuesday night lasted nearly an hour, saluting Franklin with song, scripture and words. A public viewing of Franklin continues Wednesday. By AP National Writer Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 575 words. Photos. Will be updated.
With ARETHA FRANKLIN-THE LATEST
ARETHA FRANKLIN-MUSIC'S FUNERALS — Elvis, Whitney, Prince, Biggie and, now, Aretha: The funerals and public memorials of music royalty have been as varied as the work they created, from small family affairs to days of tributes as huge in death as they lived their lives. By Leanne Italie. Upcoming 1,300 words by 2 p.m. Wednesday, photos.
MEDIA-TRUMP LIES — President Donald Trump has been accused of dishonesty, spreading falsehoods, misrepresenting facts, distorting news, passing on inaccuracies and being loose with the truth. But does he lie? By AP Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 900 words by 1 a.m., photos.
FILM-FALL PREVIEW-TIFFANY HADDISH — Tiffany Haddish is a movie star more unfiltered than Hollywood has ever seen. Her celebrity encounters, like one with Leonardo DiCaprio at a party, have been fodder for her comedy. And her staggering success, from foster kid to box-office sensation, is part of the empowering message of her personal slogan: "She ready." By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m. EDT, photos.
FILM-SEARCHING — The new thriller "Searching" is making waves both for its effective use of screens, from iPhones to computers, to tell the story of a father's search for his missing teenage daughter, and for being the second major Hollywood release this month to feature an Asian-American lead, but in an entirely different way than "Crazy Rich Asians." By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., film stills.
MEDIA-CNN-TRUMP-EXPLAINER — Despite a key source backing off his assertion, CNN says it was sticking by a story casting doubt on President Donald Trump's claim that he did not have prior knowledge of a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer to get damaging information on Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival at the time. UPCOMING: 555 words. Photos.
TV-JOHN KRASINSKI — John Krasinski of "The Office" is taking on new challenges as a director ("A Quiet Place") and as an actor, with Amazon's new series "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" the latest example. By AP Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m.
CARDI B-CIVIL RIGHTS SKIT — Cardi B has apologized to the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. for portraying the civil rights leader's wife, Coretta Scott King, in a comedy skit. SENT: 130 words.
BRITAIN-ROYAL WEDDING OUTFITS — The outfits Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wore at their wedding are to go on public display later this year at the ceremony's venue, Windsor Castle. SENT: 130 words.
FILM REVIEW-DESTINATION WEDDING. By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 3 p.m., with film stills.
FILM REVIEW-THE LITTLE STRANGER. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 700 words by Thursday at 6 a.m. due to studio embargo, with film stills.
FILM REVIEW-KIN. By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 6 p.m., with film stills.
MUSIC REVIEW-MURDER BY DEATH. By Pablo Gorondi. SENT Monday: 300 words, photo.
MUSIC REVIEW-BIG RED MACHINE. By Pablo Gorondi. UPCOMING Wednesday: 250 words, photo.
MUSIC REVIEW-IRON & WINE. By Pablo Gorondi. SENT Tuesday: 280 words, with photo.
MUSIC REVIEW-TROYE SIVAN. By Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Thursday: 400 words, with photo.
MUSIC REVIEW-AARON LEE TASJAN. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING Wednesday: 400 words, photo
BOOK REVIEW-ROOM TO DREAM. Reviewed by Douglass K. Daniel. SENT Monday: 540 words, photo.
BOOK REVIEW-DEAD MAN RUNNING. Reviewed by Steve Hamilton. SENT Monday: 330 words, with photo.
BOOK REVIEW-VOX. Reviewed by Christina Dalcher. SENT Monday: 350 words, with photo.