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BC-AP Entertainment Digest

October 11, 2018

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-HARVEY WEINSTEIN — Harvey Weinstein is set to appear before a New York judge who is expected to rule on defense motions seeking to dismiss some or all of the rape and sexual assault charges filed against the former film mogul. Developing from a morning court hearing. By Michael Sisak and Tom Hays. SENT: 491 words, photos.

TRUMP-KANYE WEST — President Donald Trump is having lunch Thursday with rapper Kanye West, who he calls a longtime friend. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. Photo.

BRITAIN-ROYAL WEDDING — It’s time for another royal wedding at Windsor Castle — but this time it’s less of a global TV spectacle and more of a family affair. Despite large signs at the castle’s ticket booth welcoming people to the wedding, many visitors seem unaware that Princess Eugenie, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, will marry tequila company executive James Brooksbank Friday. By Gregory Katz. SENT: 927 words. Photos.

FILM-Q&A-PAUL GREENGRASS — Director Paul Greengrass discusses how he sees the 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway as a microcosm of the larger battle between far-right ideology and democracy. The film is one of Netflix’s most high-profile films yet. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 850 words by 2 p.m., photos.

TV-ROMANOFFS — “The Romanoffs,” Matthew Weiner’s follow-up to “Mad Men,” will test his audiences with its classic anthology format as well as the cloud of a sexual misconduct allegation against the writer-director. By AP Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

MUSIC-CMT-ARTISTS OF THE YEAR — It’s about time, says Loretta Lynn, of CMT’s decision to honor all female artists at its annual Artists of the Year show. Kelsea Ballerini says women support each other, even as they struggle for equal representation on country radio. By Kristin M. Hall. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photos.

MUSIC-TOM MORELLO — Tom Morello’s new album “The Atlas Underground” finds the guitarist teaming up with an eclectic collection of artists on an album he hopes will “challenge the conventions of rock and roll and electronic music and hip hop and punk.” By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 780 words by 4 p.m., photo.

INDIA-ME TOO — A complaint by a retired Bollywood actress living in the United States alleging sexual harassment on a 2008 movie set has galvanized women in India, but for the country’s burgeoning #MeToo movement to reach broader swaths of society, a little-known labor law must be more aggressively implemented, lawyers and activists said Thursday. By Emily Schmall. SENT: 980 words, photos.

SOUTH AFRICA-FORGOTTEN ARTIST — The abstract work of South African artist Christo Coetzee, who died in 2000, was widely shown around the world yet he is largely unknown in his home country, an outsider whose experimental methods seemed alien to both the early apartheid-era establishment and later protest art that rejected white rule. By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA. SENT: 500 words, photos.

AUCTION-YOUR SONG — An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the “crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook” at an auction next month. SENT: 120 words.

HARVARD MEDALISTS — Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being saluted by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. SENT: 130 words.

FILM-ALADDIN — Will Smith has unveiled the first poster for the live-action Disney musical “Aladdin.” SENT: 100 words.



FILM REVIEW-22 JULY — By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Monday: 700 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-FIRST MAN — By AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT Wednesday: 700 words, film stills.

FILM REVIEW-BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE — By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Tuesday: 700 words, film stills.

FILM REVIEW-BEAUTIFUL BOY — By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Wednesday: 740 words, film stills.

FILM REVIEW-THE HATE U GIVE — By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Wednesday: 700 words, film stills.

BOOK REVIEW-NOVEMBER ROAD. By Lou Berney. Review by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Tuesday: 467 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-READ AND RIOT-A PUSSY RIOT GUIDE TO ACTIVISM. By Nadya Tolokonnikov. Review by Ann Levin. SENT Tuesday: 425 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-EDIE BRICKELL. Reviewed by Scott Bauer. SENT Wednesday: 240 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-ELVIS COSTELLO. Reviewed by Pablo Gorondi. SENT Tuesday: 250 words, photos.

MUSIC REVIEW-THE BOTTLE ROCKETS. Reviewed by Pablo Gorondi. SENT Wednesday: 330 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-JOHN HIATT. Reviewed by Steven Wine. SENT Wednesday: 191 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-KURT VILE. Reviewed by Ron Harris. UPCOMING Thursday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.

MUSIC REVIEW-HALEY. Reviewed by Pablo Gorondi. UPCOMING Thursday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.

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