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BC-AP Entertainment Digest

November 9, 2018

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MICHELLE OBAMA-BOOK — Former first lady Michelle Obama blasts President Donald Trump in her new book, recalling how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to “block it all out.” SENT: 890 words, photos.

TRUMP MEDIA — President Donald Trump is claiming that a video the White House released depicting contact between a White House staffer and a CNN reporter wasn’t altered. SENT: 130 words, photo and video.

JOHN MELLENCAMP-MEG RYAN ENGAGED — Singer John Mellencamp and actress Meg Ryan are getting married. The 56-year-old announced her engagement to the 67-year-old musician on Instagram. SENT: 90 words, photo.

AUSTRALIA-PEOPLE-GEOFFREY RUSH — Australian actor Geoffrey Rush, who is claiming millions of dollars in defamation damages over a newspaper report he behaved inappropriately toward a female co-star, might never work again, his lawyer told a court Friday. SENT: 400 words.

FBN-HALFWAY-TV RATINGS — After years of declines, NFL television ratings are showing modest gains. Three of the league’s television partners have shown increases after the first nine week of the season while one remains flat. By Joe Reedy. SENT: 730 words, photos.

OSCARS-NICHOLL-FELLOWSHIPS — Five emerging screenwriters are experiencing a breakthrough of a lifetime earning praise from the film academy for their work. By Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum, Jr. SENT: 400 words, photos.

JAPAN-SOUTH KOREA — A Japanese broadcaster canceled a live TV appearance of the Korean band BTS after a photo went viral of a band member wearing a T-shirt showing an atomic bombing juxtaposed with the celebration of Korea’s liberation from Japan after World War II. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 266 words, photo.

RADIO HYMNS-FORGOTTEN HISTORY — From a public hanging on Nashville’s Music Row to the time Jimi Hendrix walked the city’s streets, a band is documenting Nashville’s forgotten history in songs and videos. By Jeff Martin. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m., photos.



FILM REVIEW-THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Wednesday: 690 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-THE FRONT RUNNER. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Wednesday: 900 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Wednesday: 500 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIME OF GRINDELWALD. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Thursday: 700 words, photos.

MUSIC REVIEW-THE REVIVALISTS. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Monday: 390 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-IMAGINE DRAGONS. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Monday: 380 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-HANSON. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Monday: 290 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-CHARLES BRADLEY. Reviewed by Pablo Gorondi. SENT Wednesday: 300 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-LAURA JANE GRACE & THE DEVOURING MOTHERS. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Friday: 350 words by 5 p.m., photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-LIL PEEP. Reviewed by Melanie Sims. SENT Thursday: 325 words, photos.

MUSIC REVIEW-ACE OF CUPS. Reviewed by Pablo Gorondi. SENT Thursday: 290 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-EVENING IN PARADISE. By Lucia Berlin. Reviewed by Ann Levin. SENT Monday: 400 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-NINE PERFECT STRANGERS. By Liane Moriarty. Reviewed by Rob Merrill. SENT Tuesday: 530 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-DARK SACRED NIGHT. By Michael Connelly. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Tuesday: 285 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-PAST TENSE. By Lee Child. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Tuesday: 250 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-SEA OF GREED. By Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Tuesday: 250 words, photos.

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