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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
MICHAEL JACKSON-ACCUSERS _ The family of Michael Jackson had a feeling the years-old child molestation allegations against the pop superstar would resurface at some point. So they say they weren’t entirely surprised to learn that a forthcoming HBO documentary would feature two of his accusers. By AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 960 words, photos.
TV-NETWORKS FIGHT BACK _ Top television executives say they’re not giving up in the face of what has become the Netflix era. ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox chiefs know they’re in a fight for their life and are making changes to compete, but say they have some advantages that should be emphasized. By David Bauder and Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 1,100 words, photos.
MUSIC-JIMMIE ALLEN _ Jimmie Allen is the first black country singer to have his career debut single hit No. 1 on the country airplay chart. He and Kane Brown are succeeding in a predominantly white landscape because they are appealing to a younger generation of music fans who aren’t tied to genre lines. By Entertainment Writer Kristin M. Hall. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos and video.
FRANCE-CANNES-JURY PRESIDENT _ Award-winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu will preside over the jury at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in May. SENT: 130 words, photo.
WWCUP-US-FOX _ JP Dellacamera and former U.S. midfielder Aly Wagner will be Fox’s lead broadcast team for the Women’s World Cup. SENT: 470 words, photo.
FILM-REVIEW-THE WEDDING GUEST. By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Tuesday: 700 words, film stills.
FILM-REVIEW-GRETA. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words, film stills.
FILM-REVIEW-APOLLO 11. By AP Film Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words, film stills.
MUSIC REVIEW-THE SPECIALS. By David Bauder. SENT Monday: 230 words, photo.
MUSIC REVIEW-WAY DOWN WANDERERS. By Scott Stroud. SENT Monday: 250 words, photo.
BOOK REVIEW-NEVER TELL BY LISA GARDNER. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Tuesday: 330 words, photo.
BOOK REVIEW-HUNTING LEROUX BY ELAINE SHANNON. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Tuesday: 280 words, photo.
BOOK REVIEW-FAY WRAY AND ROBERT RISKIN. Reviewed by Douglass K. Daniel. UPCOMING Wednesday: 500 words, photo.