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MONDAY, JULY 30
TV CRITICS WATCH — A rundown of top news from Television Critics Association panels, which will feature presentations Monday by PBS. Netflix announced a limited series with Octavia Spencer and a possible new season of “Master of None” on Sunday. By Lynn Elber and Pablo Arauz Pena. SENT: 700 words, photos. Will be updated.
MADONNA — Madonna is celebrating her upcoming 60th birthday by raising funds for orphans and children in Malawi. The singer told The Associated Press she’s teaming with Facebook for the fundraiser, which runs from Monday through Aug. 31. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 210 words, photos.
BOBBI KRISTINA-SHELTER — Singer Bobby Brown will receive a proclamation to build a domestic violence shelter in Atlanta in honor of his late daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated.
BUCKNELL-MOONVES — Bucknell University has removed references on its website to CBS chief executive Les Moonves, an alumnus of the school, after sexual harassment allegations against him. SENT: 125 words.
BRONYCON ENDING — The organizers of a convention dedicated to “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” say next year will be their last, citing declining fandom activity among “bronies.” SENT: 125 words, photos.
SPORTS-SOCIAL FALLOUT — As major leaguers Trea Turner, Sean Newcomb and Josh Hader face up to racist and homophobic tweets they sent as teenagers, publicist Lauren Walsh recalls how she dealt with a football player who had offensive Facebook posts years before he prepared for the NFL draft. By Sports Writer Cliff Brunt. SENT: 970 words, photos.
TOKYO-CREATIVE DIRECTOR — A renowned actor in traditional Japanese theater has been named creative director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. SENT: 130 words.
EX-WRESTLER-DEATH — Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell. He was 46. SENT: 125 words.
CHINA-MACAU-CANIDROME CLOSES-PHOTO GALLERY — Dog races were held in Macau for half a century, up to five nights a week — a constant in this former Portuguese colony even as high-stakes casinos and concert venues sprouted up to offer newer, glitzier entertainment options. Development and changing tastes have finally caught up with the Yat Yuen Canidrome Club, whose closure this month means the end of a controversial fixture in Macau — and of legal, regulated dog racing in Asia. SENT: 350 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-CHRISTOPHER ROBIN. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Wednesday: 800 words by 3 p.m., photos.
FILM REVIEW-THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words by 5 p.m., photos.
FILM REVIEW-THE DARKEST MINDS. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Wednesday: 800 words by 6 p.m., photos.
BOOK REVIEW-THE DOLLAR-A-YEAR DETECTIVE, BY WILLIAM WELLS. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. UPCOMING Monday: 400 words.