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BC-AP Entertainment Digest

July 9, 2018

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OBIT-TAB HUNTER — Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenage girls in the 1950s with films such as “Battle Cry” and “Damn Yankees!” and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, has died. He was 86. By Shawn Marsh. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-WEINSTEIN — Harvey Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was released on bail on Monday while fighting sex crime accusations that now include a third woman. By Michael Sisak. SENT: 365 words, photos, video.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-HARVEY WEINSTEIN-THE LATEST — A lawyer for the third alleged sex crime victim in the prosecution against Harvey Weinstein says her client will testify if the case goes to trial. SENT: 540 words, photos.

MUSIC-MASON RAMSEY — The Walmart yodel kid has gone country. It was only a matter of time, just a couple of months actually, before a young boy caught in a viral video singing Hank Williams in a Walmart put out a record. By Kristin M. Hall. SENT: 365 words, photos.

TV-Q&A-ALYSON HANNIGAN — Alyson Hannigan talks about why she was drawn to Disney Junior’s new animated series “Fancy Nancy” and how to revive “How I Met Your Mother.” By Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.

ROBIN WRIGHT-KEVIN SPACEY — Robin Wright says that the cast was surprised and saddened about the sexual misconduct allegations against former “House of Cards” co-star Kevin Spacey. SENT: 135 words, photos.

AFRICA-BEYONCE-MANDELA FESTIVAL — Beyonce and Jay-Z will headline a special Global Citizen Festival in honor of Nelson Mandela in South Africa late this year. SENT: 135 words, photos.

TOM PETTY-GUITAR AUCTION — A 1965 Gibson SG electric guitar owned by Tom Petty is heading to the auction block, along with one the late rocker’s top hats. Heritage Auctions announced the sale of the guitar, which Petty used on his 1986 tour with Bob Dylan, on Monday. SENT: 125 words, photos.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN HOME-SOLD — A childhood home in New Jersey where Bruce Springsteen lived for seven years has been sold for $255,000. SENT: 80 words, photos.

TV-EVEL LIVE — Daredevil Travis Pastrana has successfully replicated three of Evel Knievel’s motorcycle jumps. Appearing Sunday night in Las Vegas on the History Channel’s “Evel Live,” Pastrana cleared 52 crushed cars in a 143-foot jump and 16 Greyhound buses in a 192-foot jump. He concluded the event by sailing 149 feet over the fountains at Caesars Palace. SENT: 115 words, photos.

BRITAIN-ROYALS — Prince William and his wife Catherine’s third child Prince Louis will be christened and he will have six godparents. Louis will be christened Monday afternoon at The Chapel Royal in St. James’s Palace. SENT: 90 words, photos.

WWII EDUCATION — A filmmaker who shares the stories of World War II veterans is opening an education center in Rhode Island so students can learn about the war and meet the men who fought in it. By Jennifer McDermott. SENT: 340 words, photos.



FILM REVIEW-EIGHTH GRADE — By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 3 p.m., photos.

FILM REVIEW-SKYSCRAPER — By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 3 p.m., photos.

FILM REVIEW-DON’T WORRY HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words by 6 p.m., photos.

MUSIC REVIEW-CAROLINA STORY. Reviewed by Scott Stroud. SENT Monday: 250 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-CLOCK DANCE. A review of “Clock Dance” by Anne Tyler. Reviewed by Ann Levin. SENT Monday.: 400 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-A CARNIVAL OF LOSSES. A review of “A Carnival of Losses” by Donald Hall. Reviewed by Ann Levin. SENT Monday: 400 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-CAGED. A review of “Caged” by Ellison Cooper. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. UPCOMING Monday by 2 p.m.: 400 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-A GATHERING OF SECRETS. A review of “A Gathering of Secrets” by Linda Castillo. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. UPCOMING Monday by 2 p.m.: 350 words, photos.

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