BC-US--AP Entertainment Digest,2nd Ld-Writethru, US
Jan. 03, 2018
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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3
UPDATES WITH TRUMP-BOOK, PEOPLE-OLIVIA MUNN, GIRLS STABBING PLOT-MOVIE. ALSO UPDATES WITH TV-SHOWTIME-THE CIRCUS, PEOPLE-CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES, FILM-BRIGHT SEQUEL, CATHER LETTERS-NEBRASKA.
TRUMP-BOOK — President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted his former chief strategist ahead of the release of a new, unflattering book that paints the president as juvenile and his White House as chaotic. By Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 640 words, photos.
FILM-PALM SPRINGS-ANTI-HARASSMENT — Stars at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards gala, including Gal Gadot, Saoirse Ronan and Allison Janney, voiced their support for the newly launched Time's Up campaign, adding they plan to wear black at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, in solidarity with those who have been sexually harassed. By AP Entertainment Writer Ryan Pearson. SENT: 400 words, photos.
JAPAN-LOGAN PAUL — YouTube star Logan Paul has issued a more extensive apology for a video showing what appeared to be a body in a Japanese forest known as a suicide destination. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 590 words, photos.
TV-SHOWTIME-THE CIRCUS — Showtime says it is keeping its political series "The Circus" alive despite the loss of co-host Mark Halperin on sexual misconduct charges. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be expanded.
PEOPLE-OLIVIA MUNN — Organizers said Wednesday that Olivia Munn will host the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards to be broadcast Jan. 11 on the CW. Munn follows T.J. Miller, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman when he was in college. Munn is among Brett Ratner's sexual harassment accusers and has been fighting for reforms in Hollywood. SENT: 140 words, photos.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-JAMES TOBACK — Prosecutors in Los Angeles are weighing criminal charges in five cases against writer and director James Toback. Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing "Bugsy," has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women. SENT: 130 words.
GOLDEN GLOBES-Q&A-SETH MEYERS — Seth Meyers talks about preparing for Sunday's Golden Globes Awards and how to find humor in a year of bad news. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT: 800 words, photos.
KARDASHIAN BABY BOOM — They Dream. They Reign. One points North and another is a Saint. We're talking about the Kardashians 2.0 and their numbers are rising on regular as the reality TV and makeup mogul family of Ks and Jenners gets busy with a baby boom. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 550 words, photos.
FILM-PALM SPRINGS GALA — The first star-studded awards season gala of 2018 was held in the desert city of Palm Springs, California. Among the honorees at Tuesday's ceremony were actors Sam Rockwell and Gal Gadot and newcomer Timothee Chalamet. By AP Entertainment Writer Ryan Pearson. SENT: 400 words, photos.
FILM-BRIGHT SEQUEL — Despite scathing reviews from critics, Netflix has greenlit a sequel to "Bright," with star Will Smith and director David Ayer expected to return. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 300 words, photos.
GIRLS STABBING PLOT-MOVIE — Sony Pictures plans to release a "Slender Man" movie this spring, featuring the horror character that inspired two Wisconsin girls to nearly kill their classmate. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 485 words, photos.
TRAVEL-SAMANTHA BROWN — A Q&A with travel show host Samantha Brown about her new PBS series, "Places to Love," and about the challenges of succeeding as a woman on TV. By Travel Editor Beth J. Harpaz. SENT: 765 words, photos. Also moved on travel lines.
PEOPLE-CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES — The couple behind HGTV's "Fixer Upper" will be fixing up a nursery once again. Chip Gaines announced on Instagram that he and his wife, Joanna Gaines, are expecting their fifth child. SENT: 115 words, photos.
CATHER LETTERS-NEBRASKA — About half of the more than 3,000 known letters penned by Pulitzer-winning novelist Willa Cather will soon be made available online. SENT: 300 words.
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GOLDEN GLOBES-PHILANTHROPY — A-listers may start awards season at the Golden Globe Awards, but dozens of charities benefit from the show year-round thanks to grants from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING Thursday.
TV CRITICS-THE LATEST — Roundup of news from Fox/FX presentation at the Winter TV Critics Association meeting. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING Thursday: 800 words, photos.
BLACK PANTHER-EXCITEMENT — There's a Black Panther party going on all around the country. Even though the film isn't out until next month, "Black Panther" viewing parties are already being scheduled around the country for its February release, smack dab in the middle of Black History Month. There are lines of clothing based on the movie's African style being prepared — the bright colors and Afrofuturism styles of Wakanda are in for the spring. By Jesse J. Holland. UPCOMING Thursday: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.
BOOK REVIEW-TANGO DOWN, BY CHRIS KNOPF. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. SENT Tuesday: 300 words.
BOOK REVIEW-ROBICHEAUX, BY JAMES LEE BURKE. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Tuesday: 320 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-FALSE WITNESS, BY ANDREW GRANT. Reviewed by Kendal Weaver. SENT Tuesday: 280 words.
PALM SPRINGS— Gary Oldman says he's moving to Palm Springs.
PALM SPRINGS— Jessica Chastain talks about change in Hollywood.
LONDON— Stars from the music world pick their best-ever male artist.
NEW YORK— Evan Peters, who has appeared in seven seasons of "American Horror Story," talks about being a part of the unofficial Ryan Murphy acting troupe.
LOS ANGELES— Kenneth Branagh talks about his directing success.
BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE:
PALM SPRINGS— Gal Gadot says being the highest-grossing actress of last year is "just another title."
PALM SPRINGS— Gal Gadot, Saoirse Ronan and Allison Janney support Time's Up women's movement, plan to wear black at Golden Globe Awards.
PALM SPRINGS— Fashion highlights as Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer and Mary J. Blige arrive at the Palm Springs film festival.
FILE— Los Angeles prosecutors say they are reviewing two cases brought by the Beverly Hills Police Department against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.