BC-AP Entertainment Digest
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THURSDAY, AUG. 9
FILM-Q&A-CASEY AFFLECK — Casey Affleck is for the first time addressing questions about past harassment allegations that resurfaced during the 2017 awards season, which ended with him winning a best actor Oscar. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Affleck says he is sorry for contributing to and allowing an unprofessional environment on the set of the unconventional 2010 mockumentary “I’m Still Here,” which resulted in two civil lawsuits from women who worked on the production. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 1,300 words by 1 p.m. Photos. Video.
TV-ISSA RAE — Issa Rae said working on season three of her hit HBO series, “Insecure,” has been challenging — especially with the show’s feverish fans giving their opinions on what should happen to the characters this time around. Rae, who earned an Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, said she took time to work on the script and wanted to be sure she didn’t write anything predictable. By Entertainment Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING Thursday: 600 words, photos by 2 p.m.
MUSIC-SHOOTER JENNINGS — As the son of two iconic country musicians, Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings was always trying to be unpredictable in his own career as a musician and producer. By Kristin M. Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
BOOKS-POTTER AUDIO — An audiobook coming out this fall will reveal some influences behind the wizardry of Harry Potter. Narrated by Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” fame, the book will feature “hidden stories” about magic and tell of the manuscripts, myths and other artifacts that J.K. Rowling drew upon for her blockbuster fantasy series. SENT: 130 words. Photo.
TV CRITICS-TAKEAWAYS — Networks, streaming platforms and cable channels spent two weeks parading their wares before an annual Television Critics Association, with reboots, CBS’ turmoil and the #MeToo movement among the hot topics. By AP Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 900 words by 6 p.m. Photos.
MARGOT KIDDER-SUICIDE — “Superman” actress Margot Kidder’s death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter said Wednesday it’s a relief to finally have the truth out. Kidder’s daughter told The Associated Press, “It’s important to be open and honest so there’s not a cloud of shame in dealing with this.” By Matt Volz. SENT: 555 words. Photo.
MARILYN MONROE AUCTION — Dresses that belonged to Marilyn Monroe along with an autographed photo thanking the executive who launched her Hollywood career will go on display in Beverly Hills, California, before heading to auction. SENT: 230 words.
FILM REVIEW-BLACKKkLANSMAN. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Tuesday: 670 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-THE MEG. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 700 words, photos.
MUSIC REVIEW-WAR AND TREATY. Reviewed by Steven Wine. UPCOMING Wednesday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.
BOOK REVIEW-THE PRISONER IN THE CASTLE by Susan Elia MacNeal. Reviewed By Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 390 words, photo.
BOOK REVIEW-UNDER A DARK SKY by Lori Rader-Day. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 380 words, photo.
BOOK REVIEW-THE DOLLAR-A-YEAR DETECTIVEby William Wells. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. SENT Monday: 375 words.
BOOK REVIEW-JUDAS, BY ASTRID HOLLEEDER. Reviewed by Christina Ledbetter. SENT Monday: 300 words.
BOOK REVIEW-TAILSPIN, BY SANDRA BROWN. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Tuesday: 260 words, photo.
BOOK REVIEW-TIFFANY BLUES, BY M.J. ROSE. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Tuesday: 250 words, photo.
BOOK REVIEW-THE WASHINGTON DECREE, BY JUSSI ADLER-OLSEN. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Tuesday: 280 words, photo.